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From Kandahar to Canada with love Grade 1 teacher Erin Desautels, left, and principal Tracey Arthunott hold up the Canadian flag and certificate that were donated by her father and soldier Don Lynwood to Mundare School. The flag flew over the Canadian fallen soldier’s monument at Kandahar Air Field Afghanistan from Sept. 1 to Sept. 2, 2011. The flag will be marched in during Remembrance Day ceremonies at the school this Friday, Nov. 9th at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend the ceremony. All schools within Elk Island Public Schools will be holding Remembrance Day ceremonies. For a full listing of dates and times please contact the schools Story on Page 8

Heartland Hotel begins breaking ground on its multi-million dollar project in Lamont Michelle Pinon Editor

Ground work has already begun on the $5.5 million hotel in Lamont. Developer Wim Jonk says everything has fallen into place; all of the permits are in place, water and sewer services installed, and the initial ground work has begun.

The general contractor for the project is Cormode & Dickson. Site manager Pete Wallace is happy with the progress that has been made since Oct. 15th when workers started clearing the area on the west side of town just off Highway 15. “We are just starting on the foundation,” said Wallace during an onsite visit this past Thursday

with Wonk. “Right now we are hooking into the water and sewer system.” Crews have started conducting form work, and will be putting in footing over the next two to three weeks. “We expect to have the foundation done in November,” added Wallace. The 56 unit hotel will

have food and guest services, and is expected to be completed sometime next July. Going that extra mile for clients is top priority for Jonk, and that’s why he will be including a kitchen area in the hotel to offer guests a morning and evening buffet option. Cont’d on Page 2

Developer Wim Jonk and site manager Pete Wallace.


2 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, November 6, 2012

‘Life stranger than fiction,’ says local author Michelle Pinon Editor

Life is stranger than fiction. Just ask author Lisa Anderson, who had more than one strange adventure on her family’s five month trip to six different continents this past year. Author of Mom! There’s A Lion in the Toilet! brought to life several of the travelling

stories during her afternoon visit to the Lamont Public Library this past Saturday. “It’s a little weird to be back at Lamont High,” admitted Anderson, who graduated from here, and later married her high school sweetheart Rick, and resided and worked in the area for 20 years. “Pretty much everyone here knows me. It means the world for you guys to come,” stated Anderson.

The famous view of Machu Piccho in Peru.

The gifted storyteller, writer, teacher, and mother entertained the audience for about an hour, recounting several of the real life extraordinary adventures of she, her husband, and four children had while on vacation. Last fall they packed their bags and headed to Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Peru before moving on to other continents. Anderson didn’t intend to write a book, but didn’t think she would remember all of the details of the unforgettable journey, so she decided to write a daily blog to her mom. “Travis didn’t like to write so he took pictures.” The other siblings also wrote down and shared their insights, impressions, and information in their own blogs and through emails to family and friends. One of those unforget-

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Local author Lisa Anderson signs a copy of her book as fans look on. Anderson was at the Lamont Public Library for a presentation on Nov. 3rd. table adventures was when they followed the Inca Trail to Machu Piccho. What they failed to realize was that the destination was at the same elevation as the base camp at Mount Everest at 11,700 feet above sea level. Severe headaches, dizzyness, and nauseousness were

just some of the side effects they had to deal with afterwards. Anderson read another exerpt from the book which documented the sand boarding excursion and bizarre aftermath following a head injury. Anderson also explained how she came up with the title of the

Work proceeds at hotel site Cont’d from Page 1 There will be liquor service and separate guest bathrooms. As well, there will be a separate room for additional seating of guests if required. Jonk also plans on operating a shuttle bus service for guests so they can take in local tourist attractions such as Elk Island National Park, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village and the world’s largest sausage in Mundare. “We want to be the preferred hotel for tourists, travellers, workers and other guests in the Heartland and surrounding area,” stated Jonk. His mission as out-

lined is to: “Create an exciting, warm environment for staff and guests, focused on cleanliness, friendliness, and innovative guest service. Jonk also points out that the Heartland Hotel will be a member of the Alberta Hotel and Lodge Association, and that will ensure they are meeting industry standards in terms of health and hospitality requirements. Jonk has already hired a general manager from Lamont, and expects to have between 15 to 20 staff once the hotel is up and running next summer. So far things are on schedule, and Jonk could not be happier.

Lamont Public Library hosted a Monster Mash Movie Night for youth in the community on October 30th. Librarian Krystal Kinash poses with a few of the scary and delightful creatures who participated in the fun filled event. There was plenty of fun and games, for the witches, ghosts, goblins, and princesses who all left with containers of goodies courtesy of the members of the library board.

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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), November 6, 2012 - 3

Lamont County Food Bank needs donations Jazmine Inkster Student Reporter

As Christmas time nears, and school is underway, the Lamont Food Bank is working hard to help those in need in any and all communities in the county. The food bank is run by Lamont County Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), and the Lamont Alliance church, and creates food hampers for between three and seven families each week, through the generous donations of both community businesses and individuals. Among the items needed by the food bank are canned vegetables, canned meats (such as tuna, and ham) and items for students to bring to school “We really need things for childrens lunches, things like granola bars, and single serving snacks such as fruit cups help a lot,” explains Lamont Alliance Church Pastor Ron Wurtz. According to Food Banks Canada’s “Hunger Count 2012” profile, half of the households regularly recieving food from food banks are families with children. This is no different in Lamont says Wurtz, “Half of the families the

food bank serves have children that are in need of lunch foods.” Although there is a visible need for both the community and the food bank, there is a definate rise in the amount of food needed around the start of school and the time right around Christmas. “So many things are going on in everyone’s lives that they forget about the food bank, but when their money is stretched, there is more need for the food bank.” This is especially true of the winter months, as parents and families have gifts to buy, and other events in their lives that may cause them to turn to the food bank for the help that they need. Wurtz explains that there is no “one” target group. The food bank serves a multitude of people from all walks of life, and all situations. Wurtz sees food given to families, singles, children, and seniors among others. “There are times for seniors when it comes down to a choice between this month’s medications and having food. That’s where we can help” The food bank recieves 80% of their food through donations, both by individuals and food

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drives that are done by some of the local schools and businesses. “Often companies in the community will organize cash donations to go towards buying food” says Wurtz. “We also get a lot of support from the Fort Saskatchewan and Strathcona County food bank. They will often send us any excess items they have.” Although much of their food is donated, the volunteers from the food bank will also have to go out and purchase much of their stock themselves, such as perishable items like milk, meat and fresh produce, or items for baby needs such as diapers. The food bank operation is run completely by volunteers, with eight or nine people that help out at various levels. “The church organizes a group of community volunteers to help us out” These volunteers put an average of 15 - 20 hours of work into the food bank each week including shopping for items, putting them away at the church, as well as preparing the hampers for the community. “The amount has increased considerably, however people now know we are here, and

they know that the can come to us if they need help,” explained Wurtz. “They were always there, but they didnt know we were there” Although the food bank is always looking for more donations, Wurtz says he couldn’t be happier with the amount of help he has received in making sure everything comes together each week, saying that the community has been very supportive and encouraging of the food bank and its efforts to help those in need.

D ennis Michael Stadnick

November 3rd has been 15 years I must admit there are less tears Forgotten you this doesn't mean Time has passed, as we've seen Not a day goes by that we wish you were here Though not possible, your warmth is near We're moving forward, as we know we should Not always easy, but you knew we could Things have changed with the family now I know your proud, let us show you how Still so much we have to share Knowing your near and that you oare Makes is easier for us to go on And feel secure and that we belong Love and Remembered Always, The Stadnick Family


4 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Opinion

Send your Letter to the Editor to: The Lamont Leader lamontnews@gmail.com Box 1079, Lamont, AB T0B 2R0 Fax: 780-895-2705

Volunteers deserving of our admiration and respect It inspires me to see people give of their time for the benefit of others in their community. Communities are only as strong as the giving spirit of the people living there. I have spent many hours pondering what makes a community a great place to live, and there is nothing that can make a bigger difference to a community than the commitment and enthusiasm of its volunteers. You cannot buy the results that you get from volunteers. Having lived in this region now for close to 20 years, I’ve been lucky to have met several outstanding individuals who sacrifice their time, and at times their own money, to make this community a better place to live for everyone. You need not look far to see the positive benefit from the volunteers in this region. They work in our fire halls, they look after our trees and flowers, they run our community events, and they raise money for valuable local improvement initiatives. Words can’t begin to express my deep admiration and sincere gratitude for those people. Without them, our communities would not be what they are today. They bring the spirit and passion that drives pride and makes our farms, hamlets, villages, and towns a much better, brighter & happier place to live. We live in a society where we seem to only get busier. It has become way too easy to lose your sense of connection to your neighbours. Volunteering is a way to bring yourself closer to your neighbours, strengthen your community, and provide some deeper meaning in your life. I encourage everyone in our Lamont County region to find as many ways as you can to get involved and contribute to the efforts of the community groups in your area. I trust you will find it a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Sincerely, Karl Hauch Mayor Town of Bruderheim

5038 - 50 Avenue Box 1079, Lamont, AB, T0B 2R0 Phone 895-2780 - Fax 895-2705 Email: lmtleader@gmail.com Published every Tuesday at Lamont, AB Serving the Communities of Andrew, Bruderheim, Chipman, Hilliard, Lamont, Mundare, RR4 Tofield, Star and St. Michael

Letter: Powerline money could be better spent Farmers between Edmonton and Calgary can save Alberta’s taxpayers a cool $1 billion dollars, if only they would sell their land for $45 million dollars per quarter section. The government of Alberta has in its infinite wisdom decided to build two massive electricity transmission lines between Edmonton and Calgary, and in doing so chose to approve the construction of two High Voltage DC transmission lines over the alternative option of building two High Voltage AC transmission lines. A High Voltage DC transmission line costs approximately $1 billion (that’s a “B” for billion) dollars more than a comparable High Voltage AC transmission. The government is not proposing to transmit any more electricity using one option verses another. It chose DC technology

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because High Voltage DC technology requires less land than High Voltage AC technology. It’s all about land use! The Alberta Electric System’s Operator (AESO) claims the total right-of-way of land required for one High Voltage DC line between Edmonton and Calgary is approximately 4920 hectares. The total right-of-way of land required for a comparable High Voltage AC line is 6340 hectares. The proposed land use savings for choosing High Voltage DC is therefore 1420 hectares per transmission line. To save 1420 hectares, Alberta’s government is spending an extra $1 “Billion” dollars. That’s ($1,000,000,000/1420) $704,225 per hectare or about $284,989 per acre, or $45 million per quarter section. At roughly the current farmland prices between

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Edmonton and Calgary, $1 billion dollars would buy 664,000 acres, or about 268,830 hectares, or an area of land 350 km long by 7.7 km wide. Since the right of way for an AC transmission line is about 75 metres. That’s enough land for one hundred 350-kmlong double-circuit High Voltage AC transmission lines. (AESO claims they only require land for two High Voltage AC transmission lines: not one hundred) There you have it! The government only needs to use the “extra” $1 billion dollars it planned on spending to build one High Voltage DC Line, and purchase a path of land wide enough between Edmonton and Calgary, paying $45 million per quarter section, to eliminate the need to build a second (or for that matter any) high Voltage DC transmission line. Farmers can then

say they saved Albertans $1 billion dollars. This fall session the Alberta legislature will debate whether or not the $16.6 billion dollar transmission line proposal is even needed. The Wildrose will introduce a motion to require that the government show proof that the transmission lines are needed. This PC government is expected to reject the motion. All the evidence confirms these transmission line are not needed. The Alberta Government has rejected every call to show proof. If Albertans wake up before this money is misspent, imagine what we could do if even a portion of these funds were used to improve education, health care, our highway system, and the care for our seniors. Joe Anglin Wildrose MLA Critic

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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), November 6, 2012 - 5

Local homesteads and historical sites to be featured Andrew resident and shutterbug to unveil photographic collection during special presentation Michelle Pinon Editor

Wilson Zukiwski has developed a greater appreciation of local history in recent years, and will be showcasing some of his portraits of homesteads during a special presentation in the Village of Andrew multipurpose room Thursday evening beginning at 7 p.m. Zukiwski, who grew up on a farm in the Willingdon area, has beautifully captured the true essence of first and second generation houses, barns, schools, and churches in his travels down the back roads of Lamont County. Through the lens of his camera, he has been able to create a visual snapshot of those early settler days. He documented exact location as well as prominent architectural features of the historic structures. “I thought I should do this before all the people who knew this passed away,” says the 73-yearold Andrew resident. “In the winter of 2003-’04 I volunteered for the Lamont County Survey in which all the structures in the county were photographed with relevant details about con-

struction noted.” Zukiwski adds: “First generation houses were copies the settlers brought from the Ukraine, that is log construction with a steep thatch roof with an overhang of up to three feet. All had two rooms, an entry room (horme) with doors to the kitchen and

may have been ornate that held bread, dishes and utensils and other food that had to be protected from mice. There was a small table by the stove and a washstand where personal washing occurred and dishes were washed. “The great room was to the east and like the

Zukiwski also goes into detail about the roof rafters, which were five inch rails four feet apart with stringers about a foot apart to which rye straw that was combed to remove leaves was tied to make thatch. “An overhang of up to three feet was common to protect the walls from the

were made of logs that were cut a year ahead of time; peeled and dried, notched and laid atop one another held with stakes driven in two inch holes drilled into adjacent logs. “They were then mudded with clay mixed with short straw in several layers allowed to dry and finished with

the great room, five or six windows that were single glazed, and no windows to the north. “The west room (kitchen) had a peach (clay oven) and later a stove to the north, a large table to the southwest with benches to the walls. Next to the door was a shelf (shafa) which

kitchen had three windows, two to the south and one to the east. A huge bench was on the south wall that doubled as a bed when guests overnighted. This room also served as a bedroom for the family and had a rail toward the north wall to store bedding and clothes.”

elements. After the thatch was completed, a smudge was lit in the house to season the straw to resist mice and insects. Many thatches last over 40 years,” added Zukiwski. Walls for the home

a clay sand coat. This was painted with several coats of whitewash made from slaked lime that gave the house a sharp fresh scent that was antiseptic too.” The first generation homes had a clay floor,

but later was changed to wood as money became available. As wealth increased, style also changed with many of the second generation homes, and residents opted for two story single rooms with a lean. “These were also were of logs, mudded but lathed and clad with siding of cedar or fir. Ceilings had tongue and groove fir and windows were double glazed. Also, the roof pitch was not as steep and overhang was reduced. Many Eaton mail order houses were built in the ‘30’s” Times have changed drastically since then, and Zukiwski says he is proud to have captured around 200 of the structures. Many are dilapitated and some have rotted to the foundation; and he realizes that one day there will not be any visual reminders, except in private collections and history books to look back on. While everyone is more concerned with the future than the past, Zukiwski is glad that he stopped long enough to pause and reflect on days gone by.

TOWN OF LAMONT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING RE: BY-LAW 08/12 The Town to Lamont will hold a Public Hearing on proposed Bylaw 08/12 on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. You are invited to attend the Public Hearing to express your views or listen to the deliberations. If you have any questions about the proposed bylaw please contact the Town Office at (780) 895-2010. You may also view the proposed bylaw at the Town Office, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The purpose of the proposed Bylaw 08/12 is to amend the text of Bylaw 07/07, as amended, the Town of Lamont Land Use Bylaw. The proposed amendment amends the definitions section by adding definitions for Lot Area, Lot Depth and Lot Width and amends the definition for Floor Area.

Sandi Maschmeyer, Acting Chief Administrative Officer Town of Lamont P.O. Bag 330 Lamont, Alberta T0B 2R0 Dated at Lamont, Alberta this 25 day of October, 2012


6 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Letter: MP Benoit honours veterans who enshrined duty to preserve and protect the values of freedom, and democracy Dear Editor, Once again, we gather together to honour those who have stood in defence of our rights and freedoms and to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The Canadian call to service goes beyond personal honour or gain. As any veteran can tell you, the call to service enshrines ones duty to preserve and protect the values of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law – values for which Canada is a shining star. We have always fought to preserve these values, even during Canada’s earliest generations. Two hundred years ago, Canadians found themselves involved in a much different call to service – in defence of our homeland. The War of 1812 was an important step in defining a unique Canadian identity, as well as laying the path to Confederation. The veterans of 1812 are all too often forgotten, which is why I was proud of our Government’s efforts to honour the heroes of 1812 this past year. From the War of 1812 to World War I, from World War II to the Korean War, from UN peacekeeping missions to the wars in Afghanistan and Libya, our brave men and women in uniform have always answered the call to defend Canadian land, citizens, and values. It’s a debt of gratitude we can never repay. The least we can do is what we’re doing at this very moment: coming together for a moment of silence to think of them, the risks they took and the sacrifices they made. This Remembrance Day, I urge all of my constituents to pay their respects to those that have left behind all they hold dear to carry out their job with purpose and pride. It’s a feeling many of us will never have to experience. Though as husbands and wives, sons and daughters,

fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, these brave citizens are

certainly not faceless. On behalf of the Government of Canada

and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, thank you for keeping Canada

and all we hold dear, safe and free. We’ll forever remem-

ber, never forget. Leon E. Benoit, MP Vegreville-Wainwright

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Please submit your resume/application by 5:00 p.m, Friday, November 16, 2012 to: • Town of Mundare Box 348 Mundare, AB T0B 3H0 • Fax: 764-2003 • E-mail: cao@mundare.ca • In person: 5128-50 Street Colin Zyla Chief Administrative Officer


The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), November 06, 2012 - 7

Breakfast program fuels body and mind for students at Bruderheim School Michelle Pinon Editor Thanks to the generosity of volunteers, students at Bruderheim School are fueling their body and minds with a healthy nutritious breakfast each and every morning. “It’s really phenomenal,” says principal Sven Danzinger of the breakfast program that got underway a few short weeks ago. “Each morning parents set out cereal, juice, fresh fruit and get ready to make toast.” “We’re always looking for volunteers from the community,” says coordinator Michelle Thompson. “I really want to keep the breakfast program going,” says Thompson, who has already noticed a difference in the 15 to 20 students who participate in the program. She says the students are better able to focus on their studies and behave better during classes.

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The Breakfast Program at Bruderhiem Schoolgot underway Oct. 15th with the assistance of Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and local volunteers who serve fresh fruit,juice, cereal and toast weekday mornings. Pictured from left to right are parent volunteers: Noreen Hurst, Michelle Thompson and Dayna Forsyth. Danzinger agrees wholeheartedly. “Essentially it’s breakfast for learning. It fuels the body and its fuels the mind.” School days can be quite long for some

students who may be dropped off at 6:30 a.m. and picked up at 5:30 p.m. Even though Bruderheim School is a relatively small school, it

has a big heart. Parents recognized the need and stepped up,” adds Danzinger, who is very proud of their gifts of time, energy and enthusiasm.

There has also been a positive spill over as they are able to offer a morning snack to students who may not otherwise have or get one. “They have been very accom-

modating with that,” says Danzinger. The breakfast program is overseen by Family and Community Support Services. The organization received a partial grant to start the program. “We also received a generous donation of a deep freeze and $200 from the Lamont Alliance Church, and we are very grateful for community support of this important program,” says Danzinger. It is true that students learn better if they have had breakfast, and again we are very appreciative of how much parents and community members support the school,” added Danzinger. “Any help is welcome help,” says Thompson, who is looking for both volunteers and financial assistance from residents, businesses, and community groups in the county. For more information contact Thompson at 780-796-2072.


8 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Soldier gives back to country and local community Mundare School and students benefit from generosity of 34 year veteran of Canadian Armed Forces Michelle Pinon Editor There are many unsung heroes in the world. Don Lynwood is one of those unsung heroes. A 34 year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces,

Lynwood is spreading his kindness to others this Remembrance Day, by donating a Canadian flag that was presented to him last year while on duty in Kandahar to students and staff and Mundare School. Erin Desautels, who has taught Grade 1 for the past five years at Mundare School, says she was very touched when her father, (Lynwood) wanted to donate the flag to the school. The Canadian flag was formerly flying at the memorial in Kandahar. Lynwood had put in a request for a flag, and was presented with one last fall before he returned home to Edmonton. He, in turn presented the Canadian flag to principal Tracey Arbuthnott, who has kept it in a safe place. It will be pulled out on Nov. 9th and used during the school’s Remembrance Day Service. Arbuthnott says he was very honoured to receive the Canadian flag, and plans on using it during

Remembrance Day Services this year and years to follow. Desautels is “really proud� of her father who has served in the Canadian Armed Forces for the past 34 years. Lynwood, a warrant officer in the army, has seen six tours of duty. These tours include: Cypress, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo and Afghanistan. He is currently stationed in Turkey, adds Desautels, and is slated to serve at the NATO base there for the next four years.

Desautels says her dad wanted to donate the flag anonymously since he is a very private and humble person. She says it was her father’s lifelong dream to serve in the military, and she is very proud of his dedication and service over the years. She and her family are close, and use SKYPE, emails, and phone calls as a way to keep in touch. Even though they will be apart again this Remembrance Day, they will be joined together in spirit when that Canadian flag is marched in by members of the Mundare Air Cadets Squadron on Nov. 9th at 10:30 a.m.

Remembrance Day Service

Lest We Forget Remembrance Day

November 11th, 2012

Will be held

10:00 a.m. Bruderheim Memorial Community Centre

November 11, 2012 the entire Service will be held at

Lamont Recreation Hall at

10:15 a.m.

                                   Photos taken at this event will be used for marketing purposes, including our website. If you don’t want your picture used, please contact the FOIP Cordinatoor at 780-796-3731 by November 26th 2012. This information is being collected under section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), November 06, 2012 - 9

Soldier shares his story on and off the battlefield Lamont resident Steve Rasmussen has no regrets and would not change his lifelong dream despite sacrifices Michelle Pinon Editor Steve Rasmussen always knew he wanted to be in the army. He admits he always had a “fascination” with the idea of being a soldier as a young boy, and at the age of 20 decided to enlist. The Lamont resident says it has been an interesting journey from the fields of his youth on the family farm to the battlefields of Kandahar, Afghanistan half a world away. He describes basic training as a “complete eye opening and life changing experience.” Eight weeks of intense training that taught him to obey, and put the goal before yourself for the greater good. “You have to work in a group and focus as a collective.” One of the most intensive exercises was in the seventh week training where the recruits were sleep deprived for five straight days and then had to march in formation 13 kilometres with over 52 pounds of weight on their backs. When Rasmussen joined the army in 1997, soldiers and the military were viewed in a much different way than they are today in 2012. Their missions were out of the headlines and portrayed negatively in what media reports were made available to the

public. But subsequent tours of duty, and more recently, peacekeeping efforts in Afghanistan have changed public perception and support for Canadian troops. A recent example of that was when Rasmussen stopped in a grocery store. He had just gotten off work and was still in uniform when another customer saw him and decided to pay for his groceries and show his gratitude and support for the military. “Kids look at you with awe and appreciation.” Rasmussen, who has completed three tours of duty in Afghanistan, says it always brings tears to his eyes when he sees police officers, firefighters, and civilians clapping and cheering along 97th street in Edmonton back to the Garrison when he returns from a tour of duty. “It’s overwhelming. “I don’t see myself as a hero. I’m just someone who wanted to be a soldier.” But serving on peacekeeping missions isn’t without consequences as danger is around them 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. “You can’t become complacent.” Rasmussen, who is a vehicle technician by trade, says you must have your weapon with you at all times. Being in a constant state of

heightened awareness is crucial as rocket launchers, grenades, and machine gun fire are always going off. He vividly remembers the time when he went to go have a smoke break and a piece of mortar landed 100 metres away from where he was standing. Rasmussen says if he thought about the fact he could die every single day, you would drive yourself crazy. However, one of the side effects of being in a constant state of aggression is transititoning out of that state when you are not on duty. Nightmares are another side effect. While some soldiers are more affected by the toil and trauma of these missions, it has affected him personally through a stress injury. Many soldiers don’t want to talk about it, but when it starts to affect daily life, it is something that has to be dealt with. He says the stress injury he was diagnosed with in 2009 was not only negatively affecting him, but other family members and friends. “They want to help, but they can’t understand.” Walking on eggshells is the worst thing, and Rasumussen is glad that he got the help he needed to get through the difficult times and cope with the disorder. Rasmussen has been cleared to do another tour of duty, but has not

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Lamont Christmas Light Up December 1st, 2012 Want to help? Try participating in one or all of these events: Christmas Yard Decorating- All you have to do is decorate your yard. Judging will take place during the Light Up Tour on December 1st. Don’t forget to turn on your lights. Festival of Tree’s - Register your service group or business today by contacting Cathy Weetman at 780-221-1130 Do you have a special talent – Register your act by contacting Dorothee Saleski at 780-895-2567 It’s your support that makes this event successful.

had the opportunity since he returned three years ago. He still works full-time at the Edmonton Garrison. When he’s not working, he is spending time with his wife Sharisse and almost 16-month-old daughter Lexi, or attending courses, conducting drills, or responding to emergency calls with the Chipman Fire Department. He has always wanted to serve others and his country, and has spoken to students at Lamont High School about his experiences during their Remembrance Day ceremonies for the past four years. Rasmussen also organizes the Remembrance Day ceremony in Chipman, and encourages everyone to attend on Nov. 11th. Folks are to gather at the National Hall beginning at 10 a.m.

Steve Rasmussen

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Iceman cometh to Lamont Curling Club Jazmine Inkster Student Reporter

One activity on the minds of people such as Elmer Pullishy is the upcoming curling season. As of November fifth, the ice for the curling rink will be installed and completed thanks to the dedicated work of Pullishy and his family. "I started on the 21st, and we have to have it in by November 5th. It's really not that much time" states Pullishy Soon after the ice is put in, the curling club will begin its regular season, and the curling rink parking lot will once again be filled as people take their chance to begin the sport again. With an event planned just about every night of the week, the rink will soon be a busy place. "Monday nights is students, the juniors. Wednesday is mens. Thursdays until Christmas is superleague, and Fridays is family night or recreation night," explains Pullishy. "I started when this place opened up in 1980, and I worked from the year of 1982 to 1984. I shut it down for a bit, and started working here again in 2002" adds Pullishy. In that time the game and arena have seen a few changes, but the one that affected the ice making the most is the use of 'sheets' to replace the job of painting the lines on the ice approximately five years ago. "The problem was, for every layer of paint you put on, you lost two degrees in the ice" says Pullishy. The sheets are rolled out over each curling lane, and then shifted and straightened until everything lines up per-

fectly for the upcoming games. However, the hardest part about the mats is the lines, "If there weren't any lines in them there would be no problem," explains Pullishy, adding that if it was just the rings, it would take less time for them to lay out and make their own straight lines as opposed to making the lines on the sheets perfectly straight. Although laying the sheets is an important part of icemaking, it is only one singular part. There is a lot of other work to be done to create the lanes that will be used by curlers for the rest of the season. "First you have to put in a layer of ice to make the surface level, and then lay down the sheets. After that you spray them to freeze them down, and then you flood." "From the time I start, it takes roughly two to three weeks to finish" adds Pullishy. After the rink has been flooded, there are still a few more jobs to be done. The ice must then be shaved, and pebbled, and there must be hacks (standing areas for the curlers) put in. Pullishy says that all of this takes him close to 75 hours to complete, and it is only after all of this that the curlers are "ready to throw". When asked about his motivation for spending so much time at the rinks year after year, he explained that it is mostly for the juniors, the youth. “Something needs to keep them off the street and make sure they stay out of trouble. It also helps keep the club going. If the club was to ever close down, it would be very hard to get it going again. I guess the bottom line is I obviously love what I do, or I

wouldnt be spending so much time doing it.” According to Pullishy, the ice is flooded around seven or eight times from the start of the season. However, there are still steps to take before that can be done. "We have to spray it first, to seal the concrete in case there are any cracks. It stops any water from going in the cracks, which could bugger up your concrete. Then after five or six sprays, you're ready to flood it." Even though many would think that his work is done once the ice in the curling rink has been put in, he still has plenty of things to keep him busy after that main job is done. Pullishy also works on the maintenance of not just the ice, but the building as well. Pullishy will have a lot to do once the time nears closer to the final tournament of the season in April, the Last Chance Bonspiel. “This year will have a lot of teams coming down, and we'll have teams playing both in the curling rink and in the hockey arena.” Pullishy explains that once the hockey season is over, he will have to go into the arena, and convert the hockey ice into five curling sheets. “There is a lot of work for just one person, but if you had a lot of help, it wouldnt be all that hard.” Although the ice has already been made for hockey, there is still a lot of work that has to be done to make it rock ready. The ice will still have to be shaved and leveled, and lines painted on, but once that is done, and the walkways are in, the ice will be ready to go once again. Pullishy says that the most time consuming part of working on the

ice he has found has been taking it out of the arena, saying that it takes close to three weeks to take out as opposed to the two weeks it takes to put in; but the work that is needed to be done is a lot less precise. When the time comes to remove the ice after the final game of the Last Chance Bonspiel, Pullishy will be back to work removing the water from the rink as it melts, and directing it to the trenches untill the ice is completely gone, and the sheets are dry enough to roll back up and put away until next winter. “After the Last Chance Bonspiel, when the last rock is thrown, and the last game is over, its a great time, its time to party.”

Elmer Pullishy


The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), November 6, 2012 - 11

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Quest CCS Project Open House Series. Please join us at an open house near you. Open House #1 Radway Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4 - 8 p.m. Radway Agricentre Open House #2 Thorhild Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4 - 8 p.m. Thorhild Community Centre Open House #3 Bruderheim Thursday, November 15, 2012 4 - 8 p.m. Bruderheim Community Hall Refreshments/food provided If you can’t attend but would like more information:

We will continue to consult with local stakeholders throughout the life of the Quest Project. We hope you will be able to join us to get an update on all aspects of the project.

Call us toll-free at 1-800-250-4355 E-mail to quest-info@shell.com Check out www.shell.ca/quest

Quest CCS Project CO2 Pipeline The Quest CCS Project is located next to Shell Scotford, in the Industrial Heartland Region, approximately five kilometres northeast of Fort Saskatchewan, AB. The pipeline route (shown on the map as a dotted line) will travel up to 80 km north of the Scotford Upgrader to between three to eight injection wells.

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12 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Church Calendar For more information call 780-895-2780 Bethlehem Lutheran Church 5008 - 50 St. Bruderheim 780-796-3543 Pastor Richard Williams Bethelehem Lutheran Church Sunday Service 9:30 am Bruderheim, Ab. Bethany Lutheran Church Sunday Service 11:00 am Beaver Hills, Ab. “Come as a guest, leave as a friend”

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

Lamont United Church 5306 - 51 Ave., Lamont 780-895-2145 Sunday Worship time 11:15 a.m. Rev. Deborah Brill Everyone Welcome!

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Bruderheim Seniors Club receives $7,500 The Bruderheim Senior Citizens’ Club has been positively impacting the community since 1974. President Virginia Differenz says, “Members are 50 plus who meet to socialize and support the older population in our area.” The club is very active and members participate in several community events including the Canada Day Parade, assisting the Lions Club with parking during events at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, charity fundraisers including Stephie’s bike ride for the Stollery Hospital and skip rope for the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. As welll, the club hosts seminars for the older population. Some of the topics have included:

diabetes, alzheimers, heart and stroke, and beware of fraud campaign. Located in downtown Bruderheim, the drop in centre is open from September to April for games and socializing several days per week. “This fall we are on a scaled down schedule only open Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to Noon.” As far as funding, the club has applied under the New Horizons for Seniors Program. Members also successfully applied for and worked a casino back in February to raise funds for maintenance of the facility. Differenz says the facility is used by community members for par-

ties for a donation in lieu of rent. The centre is maintained mostly by volunteers. Currently, a contractor is repairing

the roof. However, in the near future, we will need to replace the furnace and air conditioning unit and redo the floors,

added Differenz. So the $7,500 cheque from the Community Facilities Enhancement Program was more than welcome

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ______________________ AN ALBERTA CONSTRUCTION company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. ______________________ PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyra midcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE. ______________________ REQUIRED FOR AN ALBERTA trucking company: One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled days off. Call Lloyd 780723-5051. ______________________ 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 fraser.com. ______________________ PICKER OPERATOR NEEDED. Journeyman ticket and safety tickets required. Located in Provost, Alberta. Email resume to: swampdonkey trucking@live.ca or fax 780-753-3120. ______________________ INTERESTED IN the Community Newspaper business? Alberta's weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. FREE. Visit: www.awna.com/ resumes_add.php. ______________________ NOW LOCATED in Drayton Valley. BREKKAAS Vacuum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers with all valid tickets. Top wages, excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: dv@ brekkaas.com. Phone 780621-3953. Fax 780-6213959.

These blanket classified ads are produced through a joint agreement by The Community Press, Viking Weekly Review, Lamont Leader, Tofield Mercury 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 a CARIBOU PUBLISHING representative at 780-385-6693 or email ads@thecommunitypress.com.

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16 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, November 6, 2012

In Focus SURFACE RIGHTS

SNOW REMOVAL

BRIDGE CLOSURES

Private Contract Snow Removal Operations for driveways, laneways and other private property

Bridge Construction Closures The following roads and bridge structures will be closed to motoring traffic effective immediately to perform Repairs. Each structure should be closed for a period as outlined below providing no complications with each project has occurred.

The following locations are: CLOSED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY (approx. 20 days) Lamont County is looking for a list of Private Contractors for Snow Removal Operations to provide county landowners the option of quicker snow removal in driveways, laneways and yardsites, especially in times of heavy snowfall or severe winter conditions.

Bridge Site: Bridge: 744, Beaverhill Creek, Range Road 180 Location: South of Highway 15 near Hilliard (WSW 30-53-17-W4)

Lamont County’s primary interest is to provide safe and clear travel on County roads. Therefore after a major weather disturbance and driveways, laneways and yardsites are a secondary interest unless in case of medical emergencies.

Bridge Site: Location:

CLOSED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY (approx. 20 days) Bridge 75346, Watercourse, Range Road 195 North of Highway 16 near Chipman (SW 32-53-19-4)

Please call the Public Works Office if you are interested in providing your name, telephone number, type of equipment and area of the County in which you are able to assist with this service.

LAMONT COUNTY FOR SALE BY TENDER Tender Closes November 15, 2012 @ 1:00 p.m. 10% Deposit with Bid For More Information Call 780-895-22 547 Unit# 4207 1997 Dodge Ram 3500 – 4X4 Dually with Flat Deck S/N: 1B6MF36D7VJ575066 94,000 km -Mid Tec Chemical Spray Injection System including 3 Chemical Pods & Pumps -Weather Monitoring Station -Emergency Eyewash Station Unit# 1321 2007 John Deere 872D Motor Grader S/N: DW872DX610508 7126 Hours Comes with Weldco Beales Snow Wing Tires are at 80-90% Transmission Redone at 2883 Hours Unit#3387 2008 JCB JS260 Excavator S/N: JCBJS26CV71504722 2880 Hours 5yr/5000hr full coverage warranty C/W 2 buckets -32” digging bucket with teeth -66” cutting edge bucket & side tilt -Hydraulic thumb with plumbing -10’2” dipper -Espar coolant heater -32” wide pads Unit# 4106 1999 Chevrolet Silveradoo 2500 S/N: 1GCGK29U1XZ195333 315,780 km

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

TAX SALE Notice is hereby given that under the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, Lamont County will offer for sale, by public auction, at the Lamont County Council Chambers, 5303 – 50 Avenue, Lamont, Alberta on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., the following lands: Pt. of Sec.

Sec.

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26 26 23 5

53 53 55 52

18 19 19 16

4 4 4 4

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80.00 20.00 28.91 9.09

C of T 982 208 157 982 208 158 782 154 105 982 014 870 082 130 614 122 019 474 002 362 897

Each parcel will be offered for sale subject to a reserve bid, and to the reservations and conditions contained in the existing certificate of title. The land is being offered for sale on an “as is, where is” basis, and Lamont County makes no representation and gives no warranty whatsoever as to the existence or adequacy of services, soil conditions, land use districting, building and development conditions, absence or presence of environmental contamination, or the development ability of the subject land for any intended use by the purchaser. Terms: Cash, Certified Cheque or Money Order in full, day of sale. Lamont County may, after the public auction, become the owner of any parcel of land that is not sold at the public auction. The above mentioned listing is subject to change upon payment of all arrears of taxes and costs at any time prior to sale. Dated at Lamont September 19, 2012 Allan Harvey, Chief Administrative Officer

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

www.lamontcounty.ca

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


November 6 Leader