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Venues packed as Andrew Garlic Festival attracts terrific crowds and great weather Michelle Pinon Editor

Throngs of people converged on the Village of Andrew Saturday for the annual Garlic Festival. "It was an overwhelming success," said Carri Hrehorets, President of the Andrew Agricultural Society, which hosted the one day extravaganza. "All of our volunteers were very pleased with the turnout and how smoothly things ran," added Hrehorets. An estimated 1,200

people took in the event, which made organizers very happy. "We are extremely pleased with the turn out." Organizers received lots of positive comments. "Many people were impressed with the decorations and the ongoing activity." Some of the memorable moments for Hrehorets would be the Minute To Win It Contests, the Amazing Race, and the Mini Farm Machinery Display. "It kept the lively atmosphere constantly going.

Marvin Hrudey of Emjay’s Prairie Berries poses for a picture during the Farmer’s Market. The Andrew area producer and his wife Judy were selling a great selection of jams, pickles and homemade baking for eager customers.

The intricate work with the hand carved machinery was amazing, and Terry Levicki created a farm scene complete with fence lines, power poles, and bales." "The Amazing Race was well received this year. We had nine teams, and they went through some grueling events." Colleen Mascher and Mavin Kolotylo planned the race, added Hrehorets, who extended kudos to both of them. In terms of benefits, Hrehorets said it is great exposure for the Andrew Agricultural Society and the Village of Andrew. "It is a time to celebrate our Ukrainian heritage through food; and in this case garlic! It was our 15th year, and it continues to grow bigger every year. It definitely puts Andrew on the map!" She was also pleased with coverage in the media. "We had great media coverage this year through the AMA Magazine Westworld, Travel Alberta, Lamont Leader, CTV Two, Alberta Primetime and CFCW." She would also like to thank the volunteers, "who worked tremendously hard" weeks in advance as well as all day long on Oct. 12 to make sure things ran smoothly. "Thank you to all Ag. Society and ACCA members, Andrew Figure Skating


Participants in the Amazing Garlic Race got some pointers from firefighters during the hose rolling portion of the funfilled competition. Club, and Tammy Pickett for all her hard work with the children's activities.The children were very entertained with the bouncy house, scavenger hunt, balloon maker and the dance party. And thank you to all our sponsores who help make this festival possible." In about a month's time, organizers will be holding a post festival meeting. "We always welcome new volunteers. It takes a great deal of time to plan such a huge event, and we are always short of help. Everyone is welcome."

The Rainbow Club served up many perogy plates during lunch hour. These were two of the contestants in the Amazing Garlic Races who were racing against the clock to eat perogies, beans, and garlic jello.

2 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Joe Kimmit of Oma’s Gourmet Garlic assists a customer.

An estimated 1,200 people attended the 15th annual Andrew Garlic Festival on Saturday, October 12th. There were 75 vendors at the Farmers Market, plus loads of activities for young and old alike.

Contestants in the Amazing Garlic Race read instructions while running.

The Miniature Farm Display was a big hit, and the beautiful weather an added bonus throughout the day near the community centre.

Kids were entertained, and did some entertaining themselves in the community centre during the afternoon.

Balloons of all shapes and sizes were made into wonderful creatures for the young and young at heart.

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Wild Cats win gold at Hinton tourney PHOTO SUBMITTED BY ANDREW SCHOOL

Members of the Andrew Wildcats senior boys volleyball team won gold at the Hinton Invitational Tournament last weekend. They won’t have time, however, to rest on their laurels as they gear up for their own home tourney this upcoming weekend. Back row left to right are: Geoffrey Bryks, Brandon McCullough, Tristan Warrellow, coach Cory Kokotailo, Brylan Kolotylo, Taylor Kucharski, Tyler Pickett. Front row left to right: Zach Flasha, Owen Serediak and Colby Nurse. Rolling Stock, Machine Tools, Inventory & Misc. Surplus items for the continuring operations of

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Re - elect Daniel WARAWA Division 1 Lamont County Federal and Provincial cutback are our current fiscal reality. We need established plans and experience to guide us. October 21,2013 elect a strong, experienced voice for Division 1.

4 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 15, 2013


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Facebook “Friends� could not pass the candidates forum test There is something so old fashioned, so pared down, and so honest about a candidates forum before an election, of which nothing else can compare. I have been reminded of such, during these municipal elections. I have read all the advertisement, the pamphlets, the lawn signs and posters about the people vying for municipal positions. Though, certainly the advertising is mostly true, it is still a facade. Kind of reminds me of Facebook. "Friends" minus the warts. "Friends" of which most you'd never have over for dinner. Everyone is wonderful on Facebook. Every marriage is perfect, and nobody's kids ever do anything wrong. News flash: We don't believe it and neither do your "Friends." In fact the more people on social media try to convince us about how wonderful they are and how amazing their lives are - bragging about what they have and how they are treated - the more you realize it too is a facade. In this way Facebook can be a little bit like politics. That is, until the candidates forum. Nothing can bring a person down to earth like being peppered with well thought out questions which demand on-the-spot answers. Anyone can seem wonderful, given time to sit down and carefully think about what they want to say before typing it into a Facebook post. But it is only real when you can see expressions, and hear emotions, and see for yourself how a candidate reacts on their feet - eye-to-eye. Real feelings, honest thoughts, and truthful answers don't require time to think. Sometimes reactions are bad, or sarcastic, but at least they're honest. The thing about real "Friends" is that they have warts. And that's okay. Kerry Anderson

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Attention Town Of Lamont voters Please consider replacing the entire town council with new people that will do the job they get paid for before they can collect their pensions. Since the day of possession, June 10, we have heard from neighbours who have been attempting for nine years to have potholes in the back alley (big enough to swallow a

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Volkswagon) attended to. In September we were informed by a town employee that our taxes were not paid. During the Oct. 8 council meeting we asked to make a rebuttal to waive the interest and arrears, but were not allowed to speak. A member on council stated that this

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always happens to June purchasers with no mortgage. That way, the banks do the work rather than the civic employees responsible for same. Using penalties and arrears to collect more taxes is all governments way to get your last dollar. They'll send you 1,000 pages of their rules. My rule book says thou

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Mundare Fire Dept. receives cutting edge emergency equipment Construction Zone Safety ATCO Electric is in your area, constructing the Eastern Alberta Transmission Line (EATL). We remind anyone travelling along the right-of-way or within the area of the construction, such as recreational users, farmers and construction workers, to be very cautious and watch for hazards. Construction equipment and materials used to assemble and erect towers are often stored along the right-of-way, where they may be concealed by ground cover and not easily visible. East of Gibbons, construction of the EATL Heathfield Converter Station is underway (near Sec. Hwy. 643). From the Converter Station, the line heads east, running between Hwys. 38 and 29, past Bruderheim. The line crosses Hwy. 831 north of Lamont and continues east between Hwys. 45 and 29, crosses Hwy. 29 by RR 170 and continues south. 13102OA0


Several members of the Mundare Fire Department were on hand to accept a $500 donation on behalf of ATCO Gas during Alberta Fire Safety Week. Pictured from left to right are: Colin Zyla, Kyle Widynowski, ATCO Gas District Supervisor Larry Gullekson, Fire Chief Glenda Dales and Dale McCarty.

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low volunteer firefighters, are so happy to be able to have this valuable equipment at their disposal. “We are grateful for ATCO’s financial support to ensure our department continues to have professional and effective equipment for emergencies,” stated Fire Chief Glenda Dales. “We are also appreciative of their volunteer and kind contributions as partners of the region’s emergency response network and as members of the community.”


Thanksgiving blessings came early for members of the Mundare Fire Department last Thursday October 6, as ATCO Gas gifted them with a $500 cheque. The proceeds have already been applied to the purchase of a specialized air chisel and attachments which are used in vehicle extrication. Firefighter Dale McCarty says the best way to describe the air

chisel is like a can opener. It is under 300 pounds of pressure and allows firefighters to gain access into tight confined areas. “Sometimes we can’t get into small areas. This just gives us another option.” With the air chisel, firefighters are able to peel the roof off a vehicle in a matter of minutes,” elaborates McCarty. The air chisel also comes with an impact wrench, which McCarty says is ideal when dealing with farm machinery out in the yard or field. McCarty, and his fel-


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6 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Residents get informed at Lamont candidates forum


There are nine candidates running for six positions on Lamont town council. The candidates are pictured above, as they get ready for the question period portion of the forum. From left to right: David Taylor, Steven Sharun, Denis Schuster, Doug Pewarchuk, Ellis Oberle, Sylvia McDonald, Gail Hrehorets, Wayne Field, and Debra Dunsmore. Jazmine Inkster Office Staff

The candidates election forum held on Wednesday, October 9 had an abundance of information for residents on the different candidates gearing up for this years municipal elections. There were around 40 people in attendance who were given the opportunity to raise their concerns to both returning candidates and the new faces and find out what their opinions and plans would be for the coming term. Brett McNelly was the chairman for the event put on by the Lamont and District Chamber of Commerce, and introduced all of the candidates while helping residents to bring their questions and concerns to the nine candidates hoping to fill the six places on council. Each candidate was given four minutes to introduce their platform and their priorities

should they be elected, which gave the residents in attendance a chance to learn more background on each of the candidates. Wayne Field was the first to speak, and told residents that the most important things to him were infrastructure upgrades and maintenance, as well as commercial / industrial growth, communication within the community, park upgrades, and working with council to reduce costs and improve the efficiency of the town and staff. Doug Pewarchuk believes that in order for council to continue benefitting the community, there is a need for fresh voices and ideas for forward planning. Pewarchuck wants to help improve the current grass cutting and snow removal system in the town, help the town to grow with Heartland Industries, as well as work on utilizing the current facilities that the town has and maintain-

ing them to help make Lamont a better place to be. He also says he would like to work closely with FCSS for Lamont and Lamont County to provide more opportunities for the youth that live here and possibly create a teen drop in centre. Debra Dunsmore is another new face vying for a spot on council this term, who told the residents that she has the experience to make it work. Along with running the Home Hardware alongside her husband Mic for four years, Dunsmore had also spent 21 years working for a chartered

accounting firm doing administration, during which time she learned time management and conflict resolution. She also spent five years in the health care field helping those rehabilitating from injury, and also had worked as administration in the aviation field where she says she learned a lot about working in a state of crisis and always being under pressure, all of which she feels would make her qualified and prepared for a seat on this town council. Denis Schuster, a Lamont resident for six years, would like to look at the possibility of low-

Peyton, Robert Lamont County Division 3

During his time here, Sharun has been very involved in many groups in the town including figure skating, minor ball, the curling club, the United Church, as well as helping with the Lamont High School renovations. Sharun explained how important it was for council to continue to protect the safety of ratepayers, staff and their public works department as well as to implement five and 10 year plans for the town. Cont’d on Page 9


On October 21st The Town of Bruderheim and Bruderheim Minor Sports would like to thank the following for their generous donations to the Dressing Room / Hallway Construction.

ELECT ROBERT MALICA Lamont County Councillor / Division 5 I’m a fourth generation family farmer in the Skaro area where I reside with my wife and four children. I’m a person who listens and is committed to the community with a positive attitude. I’m a member of the local Knights of Columbus. I work well with others and have good communication skills. I look forward to working with council on your behalf to better our County, planning for the future by working on growth and infrastructure.

Candidates took advantage of their down time to talk more to the residents who had come to attend the forum.

ering taxes, as well as revitalizing our parks and main street. Schuster would like to spend his time on council should he be elected with community groups and volunteers as well as trying to bring more people into Lamont to live. He says that even though he does not have the experience that others may, he believes he can be what the tax payers need, and that he will only get better with experience. Steven Sharun is not a new face to council, serving previously for 12 years as well as serving for two years as mayor..



•The Government of Alberta• (Community Facility Enhancement Program) •Bruderheim Agricultural Society• •Maxim Power• •Agrium• •Mancal Energy• •CN Railway• •Canexus• •Rulam Contracting• •Carey Industries• •MJR Rentals• •Red Eye Industries• •West Jet Airlines

THANK YOU TO ALL FOR MAKING THIS PROJECT A HUGE SUCCESS!! Please Join Us At the Bruderheim Arena on October 20, 2013 from 4:00-6:30 pm for the Grand Opening Ceremony. There will be free public skating, hot dogs and drinks.

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Shell is proceeding to construct a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project in your region called Quest. Finding ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is one of the most important long-term challenges facing society. Carbon Capture and Storage has been identified as one of most promising technologies to reduce CO2 emissions from large-scale industrial facilities. The Quest project will capture more than one million tonnes of CO2 per year from the Scotford Upgrader beginning around 2015 – the equivalent of taking 175,000 vehicles off the road. This CO2 will be transported by an underground pipeline to injection wells located approx. 60 km north of the Upgrader and injected more than two km underground for permanent storage. Pipeline construction will begin this fall. 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.

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 length of the pipeline has now been shortened to approx. 60 km, as Shell has now confirmed that only three wells will be needed for C02 injection. Map not to scale.

Quest CCS Project Open House Series. Please join us at an open house near you. Open House #1 Thorhild Monday, October 28, 2013. 4 – 8 p.m. Thorhild Community Centre Open House #2 Radway Tuesday, October 29, 2013. 4 – 8 p.m. Radway Agricentre Open House #3 Bruderheim Wednesday, October 30, 2013. 4 – 8 p.m. Bruderheim Community Hall

Refreshments/food provided If you can’t attend but would like more information:Call us toll-free at 1-800-250-4355 E-mail to Check out

8 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Election candidates get ready to lead in the Village of Chipman Jim Palmer was ready step aside as Mayor of the Village of Chipman because he thought two other residents were going to throw their names into the election ring; but when that didn't happen he felt he had no choice but to run for council again.

again there may be a chance the village could revert to the county, and he doesn't want to see that possibly happen. Also running for another term on council is Gary Stead. The last

father says he wants to try and better the village, and feels this is one way he can contribute. Seipert is a member of the Chipman Fire Department and would like to see more summer activities for youth in the community as well as more development.

Election Day

is October 21st, 2013 My name is

Robert Peyton and I would appreciate your support

Gary Stead

Jim Palmer Palmer, who has sat on council for the past 30 years, says he cares too much about the community not to represent the interests of residents. He also expressed his concern that if he didn't run


time Stead ran for council it was in a byelection about a year and a half ago. He won by acclamation. Altogether, Stead has served 28 and a half years on village council. Newcomer Mike Seipert has resided in Chipman for the past nine years. The young

•Community Committed Mike Seipert The other candidate running for council is Richard Sinta. Attempts to contact Sinta failed because his phone number is not listed.

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Experience: •Private sector management with 3 companies over 10 years. •Senior management and executive positions with the Federal Government (Ottowa and Toronto) over 8 years •Executive management position with the Alberta Government (Edmonton) over 16 years •Private consulting for 2 years

Community Participation Includes: •President - Andrew, Willingdon, St. Michael Rural Crime Watch Association •Secretary - Andrew Co-operative Association •Secretary / Treasurer - Lakeland REA Limited and Board Member for the Peno Zone •Member - Subdivision and Development Appeal Board - Lamont County •Member and Director - Lamont County Ratepayers Association

Division 3 needs a well rounded representative on Lamont County Council

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VOTE October 21st, 2013 at: St. Michael Hall and Delph Hall For More Info, Call Robert: 780-896-2232

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Residents get a taste of what they might see for the next term Cont’d from page 6 Sharun added that while there already are five year plans in place, they can always use a little "tweaking". Sharun also wants to improve the efficiency of maintenance, look at obtaining government grants, and work closely with Lamont Health Care Centre. Gail Hrehorets is also a returning council member. During her presentation she explained how important it is for council to work together and recognize that they are a team working towards common goals to become a community of choice. In her last term, Hrehorets spearheaded the parks plan. Hrehorets added that she will continue to work hard for this town and its

working with companies showing commercial interest and lowering taxes. Ellis Oberle has been in the Town of Lamont for over 30 years, and said to the residents that he remembered all of the activities that used to go on in the town and feels that they need to be happening more in the future, saying that with more events new residents will be more inclined to join the community. Oberle added that we already have a number of great facilities in this town, and with the correct approach this town could be a welcoming community for newcomers. Also a new face to the runners for council this year is David Taylor. Taylor believes that balance is important for a

and hopes that Lamont can become an even more respectful and caring community. During question period, there were a number of questions that were brought to the attention of the prospective councillors including maintenance of infrastructure (road ways, alleys), Councillors approaches to snow removal, problems with the railway crossing and more. Councillors were then given the opportunity to respond to these concerns with what they would do differently or how they plan to improve. One question that was brought up was staff retention in the office and public works, asking how the council plans to help convince staff to stay in Lamont instead of

work for less and be happy with their work," stated Oberle. Also brought to the attention of the candidates is the lack of involvement from the community, and how they felt they would be able to bring up the level of motivation of the residents. Pewarchuk felt that a lot of it is that things have changed in recent times. "Our lives are much busier now than they were say 15 or 20 years ago." "I feel that is something we can improve on." Field added to that saying that council has had a busy three years with a lot of things that had happened for the town and

its staff. Council was also asked how they planned to allocate more funds for the family and recreational issues that are facing the town. Taylor explained that more people need to get involved saying that council needed to start engaging some of the other groups already in town, and there was full agreement from Pewarchuk as well who stated: "It is especially important to adress the issue of activities for preteens and teens," adding that it would be great to have more interaction from FCSS as well. Elk Island Public Schools Trustee Colleen Lopushinsky also took

the opportunity to ask the councillors how they felt about the current boundary review that is going on in Elk Island Public Schools in an effort to move more of the Bruderheim students towards Lamont instead of Fort Saskatchewan. While the candidates agreed that it is not really a decision that could be made by them, they felt it would give a great opportunity to bring more people in. "We have a great opportunity to grow the high school if we can get the student population," stated Hrehorets.

Notice of Election and Requirements for Voter Identification Local Authorities Election Act (Section(s) 12, 35, 46, 53) Local Jurisdiction: Residents of Lamont came out to the forum to learn about the candidates for this upcoming election residents. Sylvia McDonald is working towards her second term on council, and told residents that she felt it was important to be out and visible in the community showing that they are a part of it. McDonald moved to Lamont with her family in 2005, and if given the opportunity this term she would like to work on upgrading and maintaining infrastructure,

community, especially between services for youth and seniors. Taylor also says that there has to be teamwork in council, and that he is here to serve the community. Taylor introduced the bike park proposal to council earlier this year and hopes to uncover more potential and opportunities in the community. He hopes for a rational and reasonable action plan in the future

travelling elsewhere. All of the councillors agreed that it was a pressing issue, and that council would have to work together to solve it. "It's not always because of the town," explained Dunsmore, saying that money had more to do with it. Oberle went on to add that the town needs to make sure that the employee's feel valued. "If employees enjoy their work, they will


Arnold Ostafichuk For Andrew Village Council Ostafichuk, Arnold Vote on October 21, 2013

-Village of Chipman Province of Alberta -Elk Island Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 41

NOTICE is hereby given that an Election will be held for the filling of the following offices: Number of Vacancies: Office(s): Councillor Village of Chipman

Three (3)

Separate School Trustee Fort Saskatchewan ward 2

One (1)

Voting will take place on the 21st of October, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Voting Station will be located at: The Village of Chipman Administration Building 4816-50th Street Chipman, Alberta VOTER IDENTIFICATION: In order to vote, you must produce identification for inspection. The identification must be one or more of: one piece of government issued picture identification that establishes both your name and current residential address or one authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer under the Elections Act that establishes your name and current residential address. Dated at the Village of Chipman in the Province of Alberta this 25th day of September 2013. Pat Tomkow Returning Officer

10 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hicks family and friends ready to entertain at Lamont High School options program fundraiser


Pictured from left to right are: Rick Chernesky, Ron “Oz” Danyluk, Lee Vincent, Ray St. Germain, Pete Hicks and Darryl Campbell. Michelle Pinon Editor

Some of legendary voices and sounds of country music will grace the stage at Lamont High School (LHS) on Oct. 26. Pete Hicks, host of CFCW’s Country Classics and Friends, Alfie Myhre, Randy Hollar, Darryl Campbell, Lee Vincent, Rick Chernesky, Ron “Oz”

Danyluk, and Ray St. Germain will perform at 2 p.m. They will be sharing their phenomenal talents and valuable time to help raise money for the school’s option programs which include: art, athletics, construction technology, foods, etc. While the programs are very costly to operate, principal Sharon

McLean says they provide many opportunities for the students to explore their talents. In fact, former LHS principal Lonnie Hicks, was instrumental in bringing the fundraiser together to the school. His mom Twylene has also been assisting with poster and ticket preparation for the fundraiser. Both past and current foundation members,

administration and teachers have also been working behind the scenes to make the fundraiser a success. The foundation is a parent run non-profit organization which allows them to fundraise for programs in the school that may not be necessarily covered within school budgets. In the last few years alone, the foundation has

raised money through a casino, grants and other ventures to raise approximately $30,000 for computer technology, band program, athletics, foods as well as construction technology. The show will be held in the gymnasium. Doors will open at 1 p.m. with the show starting at 2 p.m. sharp. Organizers encourage purchasing advance tickets for $20 at



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Andrew Lions Club kicks off Garlic Festival Michelle Pinon Editor

Many members of the Andrew Lions Club had been up since 5 a.m. Saturday morning to get ready for the crowd of hungry guests. Even at 10:30 a.m. they were still cooking, chatting, serving and smiling with the many folks who had lined up continually throughout the morning for a taste of their homemade potato pancakes that were smothered with mashed garlic, sour

cream, and syrup. It was a big day for the volunteer members who donate countless hours towards projects, activities and events through-

out the year in support of their community. Youth orientated in focus, the Lions Club has made many improvements to the local park with its playground, gazebo, benches, recepticles, skateboard features, etc. The club also supports the school through its various programs

throughout the school year and sponsors various awards and scholarships as well. While there are too many accomplishments to list in a short article; they do not go unnoticed, and are appreciated by other members of the community and residents in the surrounding area.

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Notice of Election and Requirements for Voter Identification

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Notice is hereby given that an election will be held for the filling of the following offices: Office(s)

Number of Vacancies

Councillor Lamont County Divisions 1, 2, 3, 5 Separate School Trustee Fort Saskatchewan Ward 2

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Voting will take place on the 21 Day of October between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Voting Stations will be located at:

Andrew Lions Club members Wilson Zukiwski and Ed Stelmach cook potato pancakes over the hot griddle.

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VOTER IDENTIFICATION In order to vote, you must produce identification for inspection. The identification must be one or more of the following as required by Section 53 of the Local Authorities Election Act: N N

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Other authorized identification may be used. The authorized list of identification can be found on the Lamont County Website at th

Dated at the Town of Lamont in the Province of Alberta, this 26 Day of September, 2013. JoAnne Flemming, Returning Officer

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12 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 15, 2013

LHS Staff member lives on in sculpture Jazmine Inkster Office Staff

The long awaited memorial sculpture for former Lamont High School secretary has finally been installed in the school courtyard. Artist Bruce Suffield was at the school on Friday October 11, to say a few words to the students and to finish installation of the plaque and artists statement. Suffield was approached by the graduating class of 2012 to help create a peice of art to help carry the memory of the much loved part of the office staff. Rosalind Bowes had previously approached Suffield to do a sculpture for the school, however the project never came to life until she had passed away after her battle witb cancer. Suffield’s sculpture incorporates many of Bowes loves in life such as quilting gardening and of course the high school. Some of the metal in the sculpture is taken from old school chairs.

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Local resident and artist Bruce Suffield stands next to his work of art created in memory of Rosalind Bowes, long time member of LHS. The sculpture stands 5 feet and 4”, the same height as Bowes. "I was very humbled when the grad class approached me" stated

Suffield. He is planning to have an unveiling ceremony in the future with the high school.

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Alberta’s Annual Influenza Immunization Program begins October 21st. Influenza immunization will be offered, free of charge, to all Albertans six months of age and older.




Monday, October 21 Tuesday, October 29

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lamont Recreation Centre 4848 39 Street, Lamont

Wednesday, October 30

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Thursday, November 7

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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The Hot Lunch Program at Bruderheim School received a boost from Fortis Alberta which donated $1,000 cheque to help fund the monthly program. Accepting the cheque from Rick Burden, Fortis Alberta stakeholder relations manager,on behalf of the program was Cynthia Willis. Also on hand were Mayor Karl Hauch (back row left), volunteer Wayne Olechow, second from right, and principal Sven Danzinger, far right. Some of the students, who happened to be in the right place at the right time with their teacher, lent their beautiful smiles.




Councillor Division 1 Lamont County LOOKING AHEAD FOR GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT President of the Lamont County Ratepayers Association for the past 3 years: - Attended Council and Budget Meetings - Researched and investigated information recieved both from ratepayers and county - Gained a good understanding of a Councillor’s roles and duties. Priority must be given to tap into the potential that lies within the County by dealing with matters that have been left till later. Now is the time for financial accountability, improvements to our infrastructure, and working together

you’re invited to an open house Sasol’s Canada Gas-to-Liquid Project Sasol’s Canada Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Project will bring a new value-added processing industry to Alberta by converting natural gas to GTL diesel, GTL naphtha and liquefied petroleum gas.

As part of our ongoing commitment to community and stakeholder engagement, we are pleased to invite you to learn more about the effects and benefits of this Project and the progress being made in the regulatory approval process.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | 5 – 8 p.m. Strathcona County Community Centre 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park Sasol staff will be available to answer any questions. Light refreshments will be served. Complimentary parking available in the underground parkade.

The Canada GTL Project Application was filed with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development on May 7, 2013. For a copy, visit or call 587-387-2048.

14 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Lamont mayor shares his vision for the future Submitted by Lindsey Ho Communications Officer Mayor Bill Skinner will remain Lamont’s mayor for another four years. He will return to the seat he has held for the last two years. As he faces his next term and waits to see which candidates form the new town council, he took the time to share a bit of his personal journey to this point in his role as mayor and his vision of the future. Skinner is a long standing citizen of the Town of Lamont. He moved here in 1990 with his wife and eight sons. Skinner has been a member of council since 1998. He resigned from council in 2011 to run for mayor after Mayor Durand resigned in 2011. Bill's decision to run for Mayor was rooted in the feeling that he “had an opportunity to help create an environment where council and administration were able to work together in a more friendly and professional manner and move our community forward”. “At that time”, Mayor Skinner states,

“there was a lot of controversy and dissatisfaction among council and administration. The town was stalled and business was not getting done.” A by-election was held and Bill Skinner was named Mayor by acclamation. A personal goal of Mayor Skinner's when he was first acclaimed into office was building relationships. Over the last two years, he has built strong working relationships between the Town of Lamont and its neighbours which include the County of Lamont, surrounding municipalities, Alberta's Industrial Heartland, service groups, and the business community. Mayor Skinner sees this as a fundamental part of his duties and will continue to maintain and build those relationships as “it is going to become critical to have good working relationships as provincial MSI granting gets phased out. We question what provincial granting will look like in the future and know we will need to work more and more cooperatively with other municipalities to be suc-

cessful.” The last two years in office have provided challenges for Mayor Skinner. His first challenge would be dealing with the role of the Chief

Administrative Officer of the town. It is a vital role with key responsibilities and Town Council identified the need to review the performance of the CAO, Tom Miller, immediately. As defined by Alberta Municipal Affairs “The CAO's responsibilities include ensuring that the municipality's policies and programs are implemented, advising and informing the council on the operation of the municipality, performing other duties assigned by the council, and ensuring appropriate staffing is in place. Staying out of the day-

to-day operation of the municipality allows councillors to concentrate on policy making and program monitoring. Councillors should work with the CAO to keep informed on what the municipality is doing and will depend on the administration to provide information so that they can make sound decisions.” After a review of Mr Miller's performance, the CAO was replaced shortly thereafter to ensure the town council could concentrate on building the foundation for a strong future. This is an ongoing process that Mayor Skinner is ensuring is being done properly. Mayor Skinner expresses that we “cannot afford to work in a reactionary environment. Over the last two years, Council has often been forced to be reactionary which was somewhat necessary because there was a lot of issues to deal with.” Mayor Skinner would like that to change. He believes that being proactive is the key to success. A big part of being proactive includes being prepared

for growth in all areas. Mayor Skinner would like to focus on updating the town strategic plan in his next term. He would like it to have detailed goals for the next five years so there is a foundation and direction for future planning. Ideally, it would be a detailed plan for all departments. It would include all of the infrastructure that would required for future growth including roads, streets, sidewalks, sewer, etc. It would also include defining the buildings and equipment that will be focused on and defining time frames and deadlines. It would be a detailed yearly plan and budget so that the planning is in place and the budget is allocated to put projects in action. The Municipal Inspection report that was requested by council last term has been used as a tool to improve the inner workings of the Town. All recommendations within the inspection are being used as a guide to assess opportunities to improve for the future. The results of the inspection were publicly presented and progress

updates are being posted on the town website on an ongoing basis. Mayor Skinner is proud of the progress made over the last two years. There have already been achievements in working towards preparing for the future. The sewer and water lines are being run across the highway to the zoned commercial and industrial land to attract developers. The new water reservoir was opened last year in preparation for our growth. The sewage lagoon expansion has been approved which will provide more drainage capabilities. The Town has hired a development officer, on an as needed basis, which has been a huge asset in helping move development ahead. The Town has reassessed their developer fees to be competitive with the surrounding areas. The Town of Lamont is also part of the Lamont County Economic Initiative. Cont’d on page 15

W a y n eFor F i e l d Lamont Town Council

“Experience Matters”


Gail Hrehorets For Lamont Town Council

My Commitment To YOU •Work with all of council and Administration to establish goals and objectives to help drive decision making over the next 4 years. •Continue to be fiscally responsible. •Open and Honest Communication. •Build a stronger community.

Let me contin ue to be a strong v oice f or y ou.

For Division 3 - Lamont County Councillor Time to inspire a stagnant council to prepare and be ready for new development that show an interest in locating in our Heartland area & our County.

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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), October 15, 2013- 15

Strong leadership needed Cont’d from page 14 This is a group that works together to draw development into the County. The board compiles what lands we have available, the associated zoning, and then works diligently to attract that type of development. The Town of Lamont is one of the five municipalities working on developing an area structure plan. This plan will set out how future development will be structured and how it affects each municipality. This project is 100% funded by a Regional Calibration Grant. There are other plans in the works to get the Town of Lamont prepared for growth as well. Mayor Skinner is working hard with the town's legal team to get the town owned lands made available for future development. It has been a complicated situation to deal with as the previous CAO was the primary witness in the proceedings which delayed the process. Mayor Skinner has taken on the role of the primary witness to help expedite the process. The Mayor expects to be in front of the court in midDecember to get the caveats removed from the land which would make them available for development. These lands are all residential zoned land which is in demand and is vital for the growth of the town. There is no way to predict the outcome but Mayor Skinner is hoping the court's decision will be in the town's favour

and they can have the land available for sale in the new year. Mayor Skinner thinks “a healthy environment is more attractive to new business.” The town is working hard to make sure that it is prepared for the future prospects whether that be residential, industrial or commercial. The track record of new businesses that have been built over the last few years shows jobs can be created and there is potential for other businesses to locate and thrive here. The need to open up residential development to support new business and provide a local work force is vital for future growth. Mayor Skinner feels that “communication with our community is key. We need to make sure people are informed. They need to know what the projects are and when they will be happening.” Mayor Skinner knows communication is a two way street and encourages residents to present issues to council. The process starts with providing your issue in a package in a timely manner to the town CAO. The CAO will review the material and may ask for any additional information that may be needed to make an informed decision on the matter and place it in the agenda. This process allows the town councillors to be informed and prepared to deal with questions when the issue reaches the council meeting. This ensures town council can deal with as many issues as possible

with the limited amount of time they have. Mayor Skinner wants to know about the issues because “if we are not aware of them we cannot improve or fix the situation. I want to fix it right the first time and move ahead.” The town welcomes and encourages you to bring issues that affect you currently forward. Mayor Skinner holds the opinion that he “does not care about the past as it has no baring on what we are looking at today. Let's deal with the issue today based on the data we have in front of us today and not make a decision based on emotions and because it did not work in the past.” Overall, the future looks bright and Mayor Skinner sees a very strong group of candidates competing to fill the seats in council. He knows the work ahead is focused on the town and the new councillors being prepared for the future. All of town council, both new and returning members, will receive training to help accomplish this. There will be orientation from administration and a two day councillor orientation hosted by the County before the first council meeting is held. No matter what the election results are, Mayor Skinner sees a town council with strong leadership ready to put in the work to build a strong future.

Notice of Election

Local Authorities Election Act (Sections 12, 35, 46) Local Jurisdiction Town of Lamont, Province of Alberta Notice is hereby given that an election will be held for the filling of the following offices: Office(s) Number of Vacancies Councillors 6 Voting will take place on the 21st day of October, 2013, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Voting stations will be located at: Lamont Recreation Centre Hall Dated at the Town of Lamont in the Province of Alberta this 1st day of October, 2013. Betty Malica (Returning Officer)


OF THE TOWN OF LAMONT (hereinafter referred to as “The Municipality) IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA This By-law authorizes the Council of the Municipality to incur indebtedness by the issuance of debenture(s) in the amount of $ 1,143,000.00 for the purpose of constructing an underground utilities improvement project (water and sewer cross highway 15). WHEREAS: The Council of the Municipality has decided to issue a By-law pursuant to Section 258 of the Municipal Government Act to authorize the financing, undertaking and completion of the constructing of the underground utilities improvement project. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $1,143,000.00 and the Municipality estimates the following grants and contributions will be applied to the project: Capital Reserves Provincial Grants Debenture(s) Total Cost

$Nil $Nil $1,143,000 $1,143,000

In order to complete the project it will by necessary for the Municipality to borrow the sum of $1,143,000. 00 for a period not to exceed 15 years, from the Alberta Capital Finance Authority or another authorized financial institution, by the issuance of debentures and on the terms and conditions referred to in this By-law. The estimated lifetime of the project financed under this By-law is equal to, or in excess of 15 years. The principal amount of the outstanding debt of the Municipality at December 31, 2012 is $622,375.55 and no part of the principal or interest is in arrears. All required approvals for the project have been obtained and the project is in compliance with all Acts and Regulations of the Province of Alberta. NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF THE MUNICIPALITY DULY ASSEMBLED, ENACTS AS FOLLOWS: 1. That for the purpose of constructing the underground utilities improvement project is the sum of ONE MILLION ONE HUNDRED FORTY THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,143,000.00) be borrowed from the Alberta Capital Finance Authority or another authorized financial institution by way of debenture on the credit and security of the Municipality at large, of which amount the full sum of $1,143,000.00 is to be paid by the Municipality at large. 2. The proper officers of the Municipality are hereby authorized to issue debenture(s) on behalf of the Municipality for the amount and purpose as authorized by this by-law, namely the construction of an underground utilities improvement project (the water and sewer cross highway 15). 3. The Municipality shall repay the indebtedness according to the repayment structure in effect, namely semi-annual or annual equal payments of combined principal and interest instalments not to exceed FIFTEEN (15) years calculated at a rate not exceeding the interest rate fixed by the Alberta Capital Finance Authority or another authorized financial institution on the date of the borrowing, and not to exceed FIVE (5) percent. 4. The Municipality shall levy and raise in each year municipal taxes sufficient to pay the indebtedness. 5. The indebtedness shall be contracted on the credit and security of the Municipality. 6. The net amount borrowed under the By-law shall be applied only to the project specified by this By-law. 7. This By-law comes into force on the date it is passed. READ A FIRST TIME THIS 24th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2013. READ A SECOND TIME THIS _________DAY OF ________2013. READ A THIRD TIME THIS ___________DAY OF ________2013. (CHIEF ELECTED OFFICIAL) (CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER) SEAL Take note: Electors may within 15 days of the date of the last publication of this notice, petition Council for a vote on this money By-law. A petition must be in accordance with the Municipal Government Act, S.222, 223, 224 and 225. Sandi Maschmeyer Acting Chief Administrative Officer 5307 – 50 Avenue Lamont, Alberta T0B 2R0 Tel: 780-895-2010 October 3rd, 2013

16 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Secretary Substitutes Human Resources Sherwood Park Comp. Number 4629 Closing Date: October 28, 2013 @ 12:00 Hours per Week: on call as needed MICHELLE PINON PHOTO

Members of the Lamont Fire Department were called out to a fire at Webb’s Machinery late Thursday morning. Employees were working on a combine when a spark ignited some straw. Fortunately, the combine was outside the building and personnel stayed calm before issuing the order to call 911 for further assistance.



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Molten Sulphur Materials Handler Our Reload Systems Division is looking for individuals to complement the team as Materials Handlers of Molten Sulphur (with potential for other products) at our Division located in Scotford, AB, just northeast of Fort Saskatchewan, AB. The job is dayshift, 4 on/4 off, pay will start at $22/hr and includes benefits. Operators will be required to wear fresh air breathing apparatus.

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Spencer Speaks presentation brings courage and determination to Lamont High School Students Jazmine Inkster Office Staff

"I am a hot man." That is the way motivational speaker Spencer Beach sees himself. Even though he no longer looks like what the average person would consider to be so, he knows that what happened to him is only skin deep. "This outside, this exterior doesn't matter at all." Beach was asked to come to Lamont High School on Friday to help the students understand courage, however the message they left with was so much more than just mere courage. Students learned from Beach the importance of safety, and the fact that invincibility doesn't exist. Beach refers to himself as a burn survivor. He was working at a job removing laminate with chemicals, when a flash

fire broke out. Beach found himself engulfed in flames with no way out. "It was there from floor to ceiling, wall to wall, and I was in the middle of it." Within 20 seconds inside of a 1500 degree celsius fire, Beach says his clothes and hair were gone and his skin was physically on fire. Instead of giving up as he had wanted to do, Beach fought to escape thinking of his wife and unborn child waiting at home. Beach used this determination to keep trying to open the door that would ultimately lead to his freedom and survival. Finally, after numerous tries, the pressure in the room from the fire had finally went down enough for the door to open. From this tragedy, he had third and fourth degree burns over 90 percent of his body, and only a five percent chance of survival.

Beach talked to the students about the anger that engulfed his life as thick as the flames, and his battle with depression, Beach had to spend the next five years focusing on surviving. Six weeks in a coma, nine months immobile, and a total of 14 months in the hospital which has led him to where he is today. He spoke about how when he was in school he had made all of his friends through drugs and alcohol, and in the end, when he was in the hospital, not one of them came to offer their support. Beach explained that while the relationships founded on drugs and alchohol made him popular, they were false. The most prominent question in his mind after the fire was why me? He explained that it is the third most asked question in the world, and one that never has

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Motivational speaker Spencer Beach talked to the students about the effects of drugs and alcohol on his life as well as what it means to survive.

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The Lamont Leader is looking for a reliable, friendly, people-person to fill two roles in a single full time position at our newspaper.

Flagstaff County invites applications for a permanent full-time Licensed Heavy Duty Mechanic, with employment to commence as soon as a possible.

The position requires a familiarity with computers, office work, and sales. As well, the successful applicant should possess the following skills:

Flagstaff County provides a competitive salary, benefits package and pension plan. Function: To perform skilled journeyman level maintenance and repair to a wide variety of vehicles and equipment as used by the County. (For a complete job description please view our website at

• Organized, able to manage jobs accurately • Typing (no hunt and peck here) • Spelling (spell check should only be for double checking) • Friendly (we demand professionalism and pleasantness) • Co-operative (jobs overlap in a small office) • Reliable (our readers and customers depend on us) • Responsible (jobs need to be taken to the end)

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We’ll train: Applicants should be able to learn office work, create graphics, manage customers, work within strict deadlines, and look forward to - and enjoy - the challenges and opportunities of both telephone and in-person sales. We’re growing!

For more information, contact Kevin Kinzer, Shop Supervisor at (780) 384-4106 or Steve Kroetch, Lead Mechanic at (780) 390-0340 or (780) 384-4124.

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Please submit resumes to: Kevin Kinzer, Shop Supervisor, Flagstaff County, Box 358, Sedgewick, AB T0B 4C0 or Fax to (780) 384-3635 or email

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This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send resumes: Editor/Manager Michelle Pinon Only top applicants will be contacted for interviews.

18 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Registration & Social Friday, October 18 7:00 p.m. Open League - Monday or Wednesday night New to the community? Want to meet new people? Want to learn to Curl or get back into it? (beginners of all ages welcome) Just need to get out of the house this winter? ‘Curling...a little exercise and a lot of fun!’ For more info call Trevor Zacharkiw (780) 603-1144

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Round Hill Harvest Hoedown October 26, 2013. Proceeds towards: Round Hill Ag Society and Round Hill School Park Playground. Doors @ 5:30 Dinner @ 6:30 Dance @ 9:30. Tickets $25 /couple, $15 individual, $7 Kids 6-12 years, Free kids under 6 years. Contact: Rebekah Burnstad 780-781-8527. TM 38/39c ________________________ Viking Preschool Association is fundraising with Mom's Pantry products and Purdys Chocolates from October 1st to 17th. If you would like to place an order please contact any preschool parent or call Sherry at 780-336-2133 or Rosanne at 780-336-3101 37-39c ________________________ LATE REGISTRATIONS accepted. Viking Skating Club offers, PreCanSkate, CanSkate, Group StarSkate, StarSkate and Adult Bootcamp. Contact Jackie at 780-385-1019 to register. 36-39c ________________________ NOTICE: Irma and District Historical Society annual meeting, Tues., Oct. 29 at 9:30 a.m. at the museum. Come and join us! Everyone welcome. 39-40p

COMING EVENTS Kinsella annual fall turkey supper, Oct. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kinsella Community Hall. Adults $12., Youths (6-12) $5.00 Under 6 FREE. Everyone welcome. Proceeds toward Kinsella Cemetery. 38-39p ________________________ Viking Farmer’s Market Regular Thursday Market from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Viking Community Hall. Vendors welcome. For more info or to book a table call 780-5922431. 39tfn

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4th Annual Tofield/Ryley Seniors Health and Wellness Fair at the Community Hall in Tofield on October 24, 2013 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. $10 for the day includes hot lunch, nutritious snacks, dynamic speakers, fun and friends and informational booths. Tickets available at FCSS office, County office, Dollars and More and the next Farmers Market. For more info phone Cheryl at 780-663-3730 TM39c ________________________ The Rocket in Viking will be starting our fall league bowling on Wednesday, Oct 16, and will run for 8 weeks. The cost and times will be: Seniors-$50 (1:00-3:00) Youth - $40 (3:30-5:30), Adults-$60 ( 6:30-8:30). Call 780-336-2580 to register, or just show up on Wednesday. 39c ________________________ Christmas Open House at Budding Ideas Flowers & Gifts and Paw Prints Custom Picture Framing Sat., Nov. 2 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 3 Noon - 4 p.m. 5008 - 50 St., Killam (780) 385-3014 Beautiful and unique decorating and gift ideas! CP39p ________________________ Round Hill Halloween Market Monday Oct. 28 5 7 pm. Costume parade and pumpkin carving contest. For a table call Terry 780672-6068 TM39-40c ________________________ Viking 4-H Beef Club, meeting is Monday, Oct 21 at 7 p.m. at the Viking Tea House. For more information call Kevin Maxwell at 780-285-5625 ________________________ COWBOY CHURCH at Viking Auction Market, Jct. of Hwy. 36 and 26. Fri., Oct., 25, at 7:30 p.m. All welcome, Call Terry at 780-3763599 or 780-336-2224. 39/40c ________________________ St. Matthew’s Anglican Church service in Viking will be Sunday, Oct., 20 at 1:00 p.m. Everyone welcome. 37c ________________________

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FOR SALE Lamont -2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab - Tow Package 5th wheel hitch, Very low km. Asking $35,000. 780-895-7340 780-718-3135 39-40p ________________________ 1995 GMC Vandura 2500 Van with Wheel Chair lift asking $5,500 Phone: 780662-4762. TM39-40p ________________________ 500 bales of hay for sale. $2.50 per bale. 780-895-7768 39-41p

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HELP WANTED WANTED - Class 3 Driver, Viking-Killam area. Call 780-385-1029 39-41pCP ________________________ Viking Foods is looking to hire a part time cashier. Must be willing to work some Saturdays along with a couple of day shifts. Also looking to hire part time school boys for some morning and after school and Saturday work. Apply in person with resume. 39tfn ________________________

REAL ESTATE Lamont - Commercial space on Main Street. Approx 1800 Sq Ft For retail Office, Store Front Or Small Business. Alley Access option, private bathroom and new furnace. Available immediately. Call Tim 780991-0140 LL38-41p ________________________ House for sale by owner at 4806 - 50th Street Andrew. 1007 Sq. Ft., 2 br., double plumbing, basement, 1 room, bathroom, laundry room, paved driveway, 2 sheds. Phone 780-646-6167 LL 32-41p ________________________ Lamont - Land for sale Approx. 200 acres. Cultivated NE of shrine. No Agents Please. No buildings included. Phone 780497-1633 LLTFN ________________________

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House For Sale By Owner 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 1166 sq.ft. 1993, corner lot. Call 780-385-0626 View Property Guys #147236 21TFNC ________________________ As part of Ducks Unlimited Canada’s revolving land program, we are selling land in your area with a c o n s e r v a t i o n easement/agreement placed on it. Compatible agriculture uses are haying and grazing. Land parcels can be viewed at and can be bid on using our online auction tool until November 14. For more information, contact Robin Hunka at 780.678.7608. 39-42c

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I wish to thank my friends and relatives who came to celebrate my 80th birthday on Saturday, October 5, 2013. (Actual birthday, October 10, 2013). Many friends and relatives brought musical instruments. The musicians ranged in age from pre-teen and teenagers, through to their late eighties. Music was played by these talented people through the afternoon and evening. I was privileged to join in at times. The music was enjoyed by all. My thanks to son Clayton and Judy and daughter Cheryl and Larry for organizing the celebration, and to Luann Tiedemann for baking and decorating the birthday cakes. Thank you to those who brought squares and buns, helped in the kitchen, serving snacks, supper and cleaning up after. Again thank you to everyone who helped make my 80th birthday a success just by being there. Art Tiedemann TM39p ________________________ A HUGE thank you to all my family for all the work they did on Oct. 5 and 6 by shingling my house, cleaning my yard and garden. The best Christmas gift ever! Love you all. Thanks again. Mumma (Dorothy White) 39 p ________________________

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Lamont County election candidates share ideas and insights Michelle Pinon Editor In Division One, longtime incumbent Dan Warawa will be going head to head with Sharmon Holyk. This will be the second time they have both vied for a seat on council; the last time being 2010. Warawa wants to continue to serve as the "strong, experienced

Dan Warawa voice" for Division One. Focused on the fiscal side of things, Warawa believes residents need established plans and experience to guide them, and he wants their vote. While provincial and federal cutbacks are part of the county's fiscal reality, he feels he is the person to continue to lead them forward in the right direction. Rival Sharmon Holyk, President of the Lamont County Ratepayers Association for the past three years, feels she has gained a good understanding of a councillor's roles and responsibili-

Sharmon Holyk ties; and is more than ready to tackle all of the challenges the position entails. Holyk has attended both council and budget meetings, researched and investigated information received from both ratepayers and the county. "Priority must be given to tap into the potential that lies within the county by dealing

with matters that have been left till later. Now is the time for financial accountability, improvements to our infrastructure, and working together." Lamont County Reeve and Division Two councillor Wayne Woldanski is seeking his fourth term in office. Woldanski says he still has a lot to offer, and would like to have a hand in shaping the county over the next four years. He says they are in the midst of developing plans for the area, and expects infrastructure to play a key role in the future growth of the area. The municipality has a number of aging bridge structures and says it’s important to continue to lobby the province and the local MLA to reestablish funding. Roads

Wayne Woldanski will also need upgrading to meet the demands of agricultural producers as well as members of the oil and gas industry. Woldanski would like to continue with the rural road upgrading program as well as helping to acquire a 50 year gravel reserve. He would also like the opportunity to continue building relationships with the county’s towns and villages. Woldanski will be going head to head with Elmer Sisson. Sisson comes from an agricultural background and has experience in dairy, cow/calf and feedlot operations. Sisson is retired, but likes to help out other farmers living in the area. “Through my involvement in many years of farming, I understand the importance of roles and responsibilities expected of me.” Sisson has been mar-

development be the focus over the next four years. "It's time to inspire a stagnant council to prepare and be ready for new development that shows an interest in locating in our Heartland area and our county." For Robert Peyton, the

Elmer Sisson ried to Barb for 34 years and has seven children and seven grandchildren. He promises to listen carefully and represent the views and perspectives of residents. He also wants to evaluate the current level of services being provided, and help improve the quality of life for residents living in division two. Sisson wants to encourage development in an environmentally sound manner, and ensure agricultural heritage is preserved for generations to come. Incumbent Chris Klita will be going up against former councillor Roy Bryks and newcomer Robert Peyton in Division Three. Klita describes himself as honest, caring and approachable; and is hoping to be re-elected for another term.

Chris Klita Bryks describes himself as experienced, accountable, responsible and committed. He served on council from 1998 to 2010. "I lost by 10 votes during the last election." Bryks said he decided to run for council because there still are some issues that he wants resolved. He said road upgrading and construction as well as gravelling and maintenance needs to take top priority. Bryks would also like to see strong fiscal management and economic

Roy Bryks biggest concern he is hearing from Division Three residents is infrastructure. They (residents) feel many roads are in need of gravelling and more frequent maintenance." Peyton added that: "If the Heartland is to expand we need to attract people to live in the county." He would like to see alterations to the municipality's planning policies to allow for more subdivision development to increase population and attract growth. Peyton would also like to have a full blown review of practices, policies and bylaws in the county as well as a complete list of budgetary plans and priorities for Lamont County. Peyton specializes in private sector management and spent many years in senior management and executive positions with the federal and provincial governments. He is also a member and director with the Lamont County Ratepayers Association,

Robert Peyton member of the Lamont County Subdivision and Development Appeal

Board, secretary-treasurer of the Lakeland REA, secretary of the Andrew Cooperative Association and president of the Andrew, Willingdon, and St. Michael Rural Crime Watch Association. In Division 5, Robert Malica will be running against Sylvia Holowach. Running for a council has "been a dream of mine for a long time" says Malica, who feels he's not too young or too old to take on the job. Malica is a fourth generation farmer from the Skaro district where he resides with his wife and four children. "I'm a person who listens and is committed to the community with a positive attitude. Malica said he works well with others, and has excellent communication skills. "I look forward to working with council on

Robert Malica residents behalf to better our county, planning for the future by working on growth and infrastructure." A member of the Knights of Columbus, Malica enjoys volunteering in his home community with the faith based charitable organization. Holowach said she has been considering running for county council for awhile now, and got involved with the Lamont County Ratepayers Association three years ago, to familiarize herself with municipal procedures. "After attending council and budget meetings, reviewing meeting packages, accounts payable reports and the Municipal Government Act, I felt now was the right time to run." Holowach went onto state: "Although Division Five residents have shared their thoughts on several areas of concern, the con-

dition of the roads has become a priority. I have heard there isn't enough money to implement necessary road repairs; however, from what I have seen, heard and read over the past three years, I believe the money can be found. We just need to manage tax dollars more efficiently. Patch gravelling and traffic control signs is not maintenance or repair, it is postponement of admitting there's a real problem." She also believes tax dollars are being spent hastily and feel spending practices for the area of service providers, consumables and assets need to be reviewed, and in some cases, curbed. "A tendering process should be implemented so ratepayers can be assured they are getting the best bang for their tax dollar. For example, in my opion, the rebuild or upgrade of two or four miles a road a year doesn't justify the amount of money spent on the fleet of heavy equipment we currently have. I believe the money can be found to repair roads and provide residents with services they deserve if spending is properly managed. The word no may need to be used more often during budget deliberations when departmental wish lists

Sylvia Holowach are presented to council." Holowach describes herself as a determined person, and will defend what she believes in."I believe the time has come for Division 5 to get some of the attention that has gone in other directions for too many years. I'm not saying Division Five will receive everything, but I will do all I can to see it gets some of what has been ignored for far too long." In Division Four Roy Anaka previously won by acclaimation.

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Andrew Village Council candidates win over residents at election forum Michelle Pinon Editor

More than 50 people attended a candidates forum at Andrew School on Oct. 9. The forum, which was organized by a resident of the community, was well attended, and moderator Tina Warawa had several comments regarding the event. Unfortunately, one of the candidates, Mona Mitchell - Frampton could not attend the forum as she had fallen and broke her ankle. But she had prepared a speech that was read to attendees. Each of the candidates was given three minutes to speak which was followed by a question and

answer period, and two minutes for closing remarks. "All of the candidates spoke well," said Warawa. New candidate Brent Matiaszow received warm applause for his belief in promoting the community, said Warawa. "Heather Tait was well received for her town development via grants and advertising using her employment in graphic design as a basis." Osama Hamed brought forth how proud he was to be part of the community and his love for the area and the people who have accepted him, added Warawa. "Arnold Ostafichuk brought experience and patientce forth to make

wise decisions. Ron Spragg brought forth the importance of development and LCREDI. Barry Goertz spoke strong, bringing his council experience, but organized plans for change and accountability." Question and answer period lasted around an hour, and Warawa said residents seemed most concerned with how to sustain and grow the community, main street beautification, animal control, as well as public and fiscal accountability.

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Lamont County Councillor Division 5 On Oct. 21/13 ABOUT ME: • I was born and raised on a farm in the Delph area, schooled in St. Michael & Lamont, married 42 years, have 2 children, 5 grandchildren and have called Lamont County home all my life. • I’m certified in Business Administration & Management, have worked in the Criminal Justice System, built my career in the Oil, Gas and Heavy Industry sectors, and have served on the Northeast Region Community Awareness & Emergency Response committee, the Northeast Capital Industrial Association Board, and worked closely with Alberta Environment, the Natural Resources Conservation Board, the Energy Resources Conservation Board, and the Alberta Industrial Heartland. • I’ve been a Director and Board Member of the Lamont County Ratepayers Association for the past 3 years and possess a sound understanding of agriculture, business, industry & rural living.


Local Authorities Election Act, (Section12, 35, 46, 53)


Elect Sylvia Holowach

• - The development of a two-way communication plan which would allow residents an opportunity to provide their thoughts, opinions, and ideas on matters of importance to them. • The implementation of a road upgrade and maintenance plan so ALL roads in Division 5 can receive long overdue repairs & upgrades. I believe roads should be considered an investment - not an expense and need to serve us - not just for a little while, but for many years to come. • To start a complete review of all Lamont County Policies, Bylaws and Financial Spending Practices. • An immediate review of the RESTRICTIONS currently placed on residents in the Heavy Industrial Area. • To lobby the province for the TWINNING of Hwy. 15. • To encourage RESPONSIBLE, SUSTAINABLE & ORGANIZED growth in Lamont County.

With teamwork from Council, Administration, and ratepayer input good things can happen. Together we can move the County forward for future generations.

Ward or Electoral Division Number Division 41 Ward 2 Fort Sask.

Voting will take place on the 21st day of October, 2013, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Voting stations will be located at: Bruderheim Memorial Community Centre 5014 Queen Street Bruderheim, AB Voting stations will be located at: Council Chambers 5017 Queen Street Where you canABfind: Bruderheim, Dated at the Town of Bruderheim, in the Province of Alberta this 26th day of September, 2013. In order to vote, you must produce photo identification for inspection. The identification must be a piece of identification which shows your name and address , as required by section 53 of the Local Authorities Election Act or local bylaw.

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