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Vol.2,7,Tuesday, No. 49 Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Vol. 7, No. November 8, 2011

Birds, brains, and behaviours at Elk Island National Park Educational hike allows tourists and locals to better understand the life of birds and birdwatching

Birdwatchers gather across the viewing areas in hopes of seeing Elk Island National Park’s different species of birds, as well as listen and learn from superintendent Stephen Flemming. The birdwatchers also had opportunities to view the birds up close with Flemming's telescope as well as in the books Flemming brought. Jazmine Inkster Student Reporter

"The key to a good telescope is an even better tripod." This was the first piece of advice given by Elk Island Superintendent Stephen Flemming to the birdwatchers attending Saturday's educational hike. The excursion started at the Astotin Lake Recreational Grounds, and took the onlookers around four different ponds to see many different types of waterfowl. Flemming has been birdwatching since the age of 16, and has been with Elk Island National Park (E.I.N.P.) for approximately two years. With his expertise, the attendees were given an abundance of information on many different types of birds, such as their feeding habits, their specific behaviours, their instincts, and of course how to spot them and tell them apart from other similar birds. There are over 100 species of birds that stop in E.I.N.P. before migrating south for the winter, and therefore the park is a great place for those who are hoping to get a closer look at the birds before they take off. The morning got off to a fairly chilly start, however the attendees quickly warmed up as they travelled from pond to pond and were able to experience an up close look at wildlife and the multiple types of birds that can be found at E.I.N.P.. With the help of Flemming, onlookers were able to use the telescope

to see the birds as would not normally be possible with only a simple pair of binoculars. Among the subjects that Flemming educated the birdwatchers on, was the migration patterns and instincts of birds and their young. Flemming explained that contrary to popular belief, birds' young do not actually follow their parents on their first migration. Often times, the young will be left behind to figure it out on their own. This, explains Flemming, is where instincts play in. During a bird's migration, there are a great deal of things that will help a bird's sense of direction, and ability to recognize where they are, so they can come back to their same ponds year after year. Among these are a few simple reasons that are obvious, such as sight and landmarks, smells in the air, and the direction of the sun. However, Flemming explained to the audience, that birds are also equipped with their own sort of 'magnet'. This magnet is composed of metal deposits in the bird's brain. These deposits allow migrating birds to feel the natural magnetic poles in the earth, so they always know exactly which direction they are going. As the group switched between ponds, the numbers and types of birds varied, but there was always something to look at and talk about. Even if it was not directly related to birds, there was always something interesting. At one point in the journey, the

group was able to enjoy one pond with an estimated 180 birds in it. "When you're doing waterfowl census', one of the first things to do is just whip across what you have, because they're always moving." explains Flemming. As birds in general move in flocks, Flemming explains that you have to count the number of flocks, and then remember how many birds will usually be in that bird species' flock. Some of the other birds the birdwatchers were able to take in were Coots, gadwalls, mallards, buffleheads, yellow legs, greater yellow legs, and a herrier hawk. In saving the best for last, the last stop the birdwatchers took was to watch a flock of trumpeter swans. The individuals were all excited to take a turn at the telescope, and be able to see the breathtaking sight up close. Flemming explained that swans, like other birds will generally come back to the same nesting grounds and ponds every year, however they have a much longer life span. "They live 30 years, So you kind of get to know them." However, as excited as the group was to see the swans, they were looking forward to going back in for a group lunch of moose chili, vegetarian chili, and various buns. A good time was had by all, and everyone was able to go away with a little bit more knowledge than they came in with.

2 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mundare Curling Club

Registration & Social Friday, October 19 7:00 p.m. Open League - Monday or Wednesday night New to the community... Want to meet new people... Want to learn to Curl of 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 Colin Zyla (780) 764-3829 Photo by Kerry Anderson

Two chairs and beer bottles are sitting in the Cavell Cemetery just south west of Chipman, along Secondary Highway 834. It is unknown why these chairs are here, or who has placed them, but is showing some disrespect for those resting there. Even though the chairs look to be in good condition, it is still a disturbing sight to see in sacred resting grounds. While at this time there is no information when or who will help with the clean up, it is known that the improper use of sanctioned property has been noticed by local residents of Lamont County and Chipman.

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Andrew Figure Skating Club up and running for another season feeling, with mostly younger skaters in it. The oldest and longest term skater is Elizabeth Pickett, who is in Grade 9. The club is very excited for the upcoming season, and are always welcoming new skaters.

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Andrew Figure Skating club got back on the ice this past week, on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The club has their practice days on Wednesdays and Fridays this season. The club has hired on a new coach, and would like to welcome Abby Kozma from St. Albert. Kozma is 18, and is fairly new to coaching, and the club is excited to learn what she has to offer to the skaters on the ice. Membership has gone up this year, with 28 skaters registered. There are eight skaters in Starskate, two skaters in Junior Development, and 20 skaters between the Canskate and Kidskate

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Life unconnected It has become a time that you can never really get silence. If someone wants to get ahold of you, they can in many ways. We all walk around with phones on our hips, in our pockets, or in our purses. Has everyone become far too accessible? It has become an age where there is no silence. It is not very often that you hear of someone not having a cell phone, IPad, or tablet. Even kids that are in elementary school can be seen with smart phones. I remember turning 16, and being so excited to get a cell phone. However I was allowed to maybe call one or two people, mainly being my parents. Anytime that I am with my mom, and my phone goes off, she reminds me of the days when if you were out visiting, shopping, driving, pretty well anywhere at all, people couldn’t interrupt you. If someone called they would either have to call back, or leave a message. When you left work, you left work, you didn’t leave on holidays still checking emails to keep track of what is going on. People couldn’t text you while you were trying to relax on a beach, or enjoying a family supper. Nowadays, people can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week; 365 days a year. You are never unavailable. You can try calling a person’s home, not get an answer, call the cell phone, still no answer, and send a text. If that doesn’t work, then you can go onto Facebook on your phone, and send a ‘wall message’ or message, or send an email. Is this healthy for anyone? I know for myself, it makes it difficult to relax, and to enjoy time with my friends, family and loved ones. Sometimes you hear from people you don’t want to, and then get upset. Or if you receive a message through text, it is very easy to take it in the wrong form. There is no personal communication with people, and you can’t see a facial reaction through a text or email. I know that for myself, and my children, sometimes the phones have to get shut down, and get back in touch with being around people.

Letter to the Editor Conservative changes punish the poor on employment insurance Dear Editor: Last spring when the Conservative government announced changes to a program that allows people to work part-time while they are receiving Employment Insurance (EI), it seemed like an improvement. Well, as usual the devil is in the details: the changes actually punish low-income Canadians by clawing back 50% of the very first dollar an EI recipient makes. Until now, an ‘allowable earnings provision’

gets $80 since 50% of it is clawed-back. They are forcing people in low-paying jobs or who only work a few hours a week to do with less. Since Parliament resumed this fall, the Liberal Party has been demanding that Minister Finley reinstate the allowable earning provision. Not only is she unwilling to do so, she is unwilling to even admit that low-income Canadians are being penalized. Knowing the dogma of this Conservative government, either they

believe people working part-time are too lazy to work more, or it is just another hidden measure to force people to move out of our small communities. Either way, it is a punitive new program for low-income Canadians that reinforces my belief in these Conservatives: don't trust them as far as you can throw them.

Rodger Cuzner, MP Liberal Critic for Human Resources & Skills Development

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let people earn and keep up to 40% of their weekly EI benefit, giving them an incentive to work more. For example, if Kenny Gettabreak is receiving a $400 weekly EI benefit, he could earn and keep $160. The Conservatives claim the new Working While on Claim program allows “claimants to keep more of what they earn,” yet they conveniently forget to mention that it eliminated the allowable earnings provision. While Kenny Gettabreak used to be able to keep the full $160 of earnings, now he only

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Bruderheim School receives award from Fortis Alberta

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Franchise fee increase notice Be advised that the Town of Mundare is proposing to increase the local franchise fee, which is charged to ATCO Electric for the use of municipal lands for its power lines effective January 1, 2013. The fee is recovered by ATCO Electric from its customers as the local franchise fee on electric billings of all customers that receive electric service in the Town of Mundare. The franchise fee will be increased from 2% to 5% on the delivery charge of ATCO Electric excluding energy related riders. The average residential increase has been estimated at $1.76 per month.

Residents of the Town of Mundare have until 5:00 p.m. on November 19, 2012 to make their concerns known to the Town. Please contact Colin Zyla, CAO at:

Principal Sven Danzinger, with parent Michelle Thompson and Fortis Alberta Representative Rick Burden who is presenting a cheque for $2,500 for winning the Fortis Safety Star School Grant. Tracy Harding Staff Writer

The Bruderheim School has received a $2,500 grant from Fortis Alberta for being a Safety Star. This is in recognition to their commitment to providing a safe and caring learning environment for the students, teachers and staff. “We are so happy to name Bruderheim School a Safety Star school and acknowledge all the good work they are doing to keep the students, teachers and staff safe, “says Communication Advisor for Fortis Kate George. The students wrote safety statements that defined safety in their own ways, and the Grade 4 students made it into a collage. Fortis Alberta started the Safety Star school grant program in 2011/2012 school year, and invited schools to

apply for the grant by showing how their school and programs are committed to safety and overall wellbeing of the school community. Once everything was submitted, a panel of judges evaluated the applications, and awarded 10 Safety Star grants. “We are impressed by the innovative programs some schools have developed to address important issues like bullying, accessibility and first aid. We hope that other school and communities with be inspired by our 2012 Safety Stars and look for ways to make their own learning environments safer places for everyone,” adds George. The students of Bruderheim School worked on their letters for over a week, and the teachers all got involved with teaching the kids how to be safe. “The grant money will be going to our Library, and

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Town of Mundare Box 348 Mundare, AB T0B 3H0 5128-50 Street Phone: 780-764-3929 Fax: 780-764-2003 e-mail: Dated September 26, 2012

Town of Mundare Public Notice TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to the Municipal Government Act, R.S.A 2000, the Council of the Town of Mundare proposes to adopt bylaws 837/12 & 838/12, amendments to the Municipal Development Plan bylaw 824/10 and Land Use Bylaw 825/10 as follows: Bylaw 824/10-Municipal Development Plan -update section 4.1.2 (9) and (10) with regards to water and sewer services Bylaw 825/10-Land Use Bylaw -update definitions -correct typographical errors -change lot size requirements for duplexes -change permitted uses for R3-Residential District -change permitted uses for UR-Urban Reserve District Please TAKE NOTICE that on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., at the Town of Mundare Office located at 5128-50 Street, a public hearing will be held to hear from anyone who feels they may be affected by the proposed amendments. Anyone wishing to be heard either directly or on someone else’s behalf may make oral representation at the public hearing. Written submissions are acceptable and must be delivered prior the public hearing to the administration office at the address indicated above. Submissions must be received in the town office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2012. A copy of the bylaws can be obtained at the Town Office or on the website For further information, please contact:

Colin Zyla, CAO Box 348 5128-50 Street Mundare, AB T0B 3H0 p: 780-764-3929 e-mail: Dated at Mundare, AB this 26 day of September, 2012.

6 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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Two moose were found dead along Highway 29. The moose on the right was spotted Monday afternoon (Oct. 2). The moose on the left was struck by car late Tuesday night (Oct. 3), near Range Road 185 turn off. No injuries were reported.

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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), October 9, 2012 - 9

Andrew School opens cafeteria called ‘Wildcat Corner Nook’

Students, Cole Goodman, Alex Slasynski, Cody Bryks & Tyra Shulko prepare lunch in the Wildcat Corner Nook as work experience student, Zach Kroetsch looks on. Submitted by Andrew School Andrew School is running a small cafeteria out of the Home Ec. Room this year. Called the Wildcat Corner Nook, students and staff have an opportunity to order from a menu advertised a week in advance. Each day offers a different menu with items ranging from soups, sandwiches, quesadilla's, salads, raw veggies, and desserts to name just a few. Everything is prepared fresh. This program is offering a healthier option than the pre-packaged foods sold through the school canteen. So far, the Wildcat Corner Nook has been very popular with students and parents looking for an alternative to the bag lunch. The Wildcat Corner Nook is managed by teacher, Mrs. Shauna Tirschmann, with the help of junior high students, a work experience student and an educational assistant. Semester 2 will see the high school students take over the preparation and serving of the lunch menu. “Realistically, the food we used to have was packed with sodium, it just wasn't healthy.” explains Tirschmann. She emphasizes that it is very important to keep our kids eating healthy home cooked meals, and to let them have access to plenty of fresh vegetables. “We’re trying to keep the kids away from junk food, we don even serve chips anymore”, adds Tirschmann. “The parents are on board as well, and that is awesome.”

Educational assistant, Mrs. Lucy Stratichuk, serving Grade 11 student, Zach Flasha, lunch from the Andrew School Wildcat Corner Nook.

10 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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Lamont Fire Department

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Mundare Fire Department Back Row: Tom Calinoiu, Neil Lesoway, Charlie Gargus, Shamus Brison, Al Leukewich, Dusty Luchak, Dale Morrison, Colin Candy, Allen Candy. Middle Row: Dale McCarty, Colin Zyla, Evan Bilyk, Cheryl Zeleny, Kyle Widynowski, Jordan McNeely. Front Row: Brian Sharun, Chief Glenda Dales, Jason Warawa. Missing: Greg Rees, Brent Sharun. Mundare Fire Department has responded to 55 calls within the Lamont County since January. They are continuing with their in house training, as well did a live burn exercise in July (pictured right).For Fire Prevention week they will be visiting the Mundare School, going door to door to checking

smoke detectors, and providing a tour of the Mundare Fire Hall to the Kindergarten class. From November 30 to December 2 the Mundare Fire Department will also be taking part in the “Heroes in the Sky” campaign. They will be camped out on the roof of Mundare Tire, compliments of owner and town Mayor Mike Saric.

Each firefighter that partakes in the fundraiser is needing to raise donations, and the more donations that they receive the more chance they have of remaining on the roof until deadline of Sunday afternoon. Also watch the Fire Department during the Christmas Extravaganza, as well as in the Santa Claus Parade.

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•Most home fires (21 per cent) and most home fire injuries (32 per cent) were related to cooking. •The ignition of cooking oil accounted for 31 per cent of stove-top cooking related fires and for 41 per cent of stove-top cooking related fire injuries. •Major sources of ignition in bedrooms were electrical wiring/distrib u t i o n equipment/lamps/bulb s (19 per cent), candles (8 per cent) and cigarettes/smoking materials (8 per cent). •Major sources of ignition in living rooms were cigarettes/smoker ’s material (20 per cent), electrical wiring/ distrib u t i o n equipment/lamps/bulb s (13 per cent), fire p l a c e s / w o o d stoves/chimneys (11 per cent), arson/vandalism (11 per cent) and can-

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Use these tips during Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, to help you get started. Change Smoke Alarm Batteries A good way to remember is to change the batteries when you turn your clock back to standard time in the fall.


Matches and Lighters Are Not Toys These are tools for adults, and are not to be used without supervision. They should be stored in a secure place where kids can’t reach them.

Plan and Practice an Escape Route Create at least two ways out of every room in the home. Practice getting out quickly.

Keep a Flashlight Charged and Handy If there’s a fire in the home, it can become smokey and too dark to see. Use a flashlight to get out or signal for help.

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dles (8 per cent). •Fifty per cent of fires in exterior balcony/porch were from cigarettes and smoker’s materials. •Fifty-one percent of laundry area fires started in clothes dryer.

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Chipman Fire Department A SALUTE TO OUR FIREFIGHTERS Richard Scinta, Kyla Sheppard, Shaun Rasmussen, Lt. Maurice Lafontaine, Captain Theo Wallace, Chief Steven Rasmussen, Tamara Seipert, Tania Davis, Deputy Chief Michael Seipert, Captain Don McBride, Lt. Mike Bacon, Jennifer Cook, Colette McBride, Sharisse Rasmussen, Chaplin Pastor Ron Wurtz

The Firefighter Creed When I am called to duty God. Wherever flames may rage give me strength to save a life whatever be its age. Help me to embrace a little child before its too late or save an older person from the horror of that fate. Enable me to be alert to hear the weakest shout and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out. I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me to guard my neighbour and protect his property. And if according to your will I have to lose my life, bless with your protecting hand my children and my wife.

During Fire Prevention Week, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to take a moment to thank our local firefighters for their hard work and volunteerism. Their tireless efforts make our community a safer place to live. This week, show your appreciation by learning how you can help protect yourself, your family and our firefighters through fire prevention.

14 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Andrew Fire Department Left to right: Fire Chief Barry Goertz, Garth Andruchow, Brayden Shulko, Deputy Chief Ken Hamaliuk, Brooke Romaniuk, Jason Mercier, Jake Thorowsky, Joann Gow, Blake Kucher, Lieutenant Brice Andrychuk, Kneeling: Kristin Zinck, Captain Jesse Lindberg. Missing: Training Officer Justin Jutras, Billy Andriuk, Ray Carlisle, Brad Choma, Zach Flasha, Chris Gow, Luke Hennig, Rick Kroetsch, Andy Lamash, Jesse Lewis.

Message from the Chief - Over 1/2 way through the year and our call numbers are down, County and Village residents are doing a Great Job to help prevent fires this year. A friendly reminder to make sure that your family and your businesses have an emergency plan set out and that you are practicing it. This years message is to have 2 WAYS OUT. Please Note: The Andrew Fire Department is looking for people to join, We offer free training, full personal protection gear and lots of great camaraderie. If you are interested or want more information, Please call Fire Chief Barry Goertz at 780-203-6714. In case of an Emergency - CALL 911

Be Halloween safe

Calls 2013: Fires 6, MVC 5, Medical Assist 5, Other 3

Make trick-or-treating safe for little monsters In the midst of the excitement of Halloween, fire safety may be the last thing on the minds of little boys and ghouls. But there are simple things parents can do to make the holiday safe for their little monsters and neighbours. When choosing a costume, the Office of the Fire Commissioner recommends avoiding billowing or long trailing fabric. If you are making your own costume, choose material that won't easily ignite if it comes into contact with heat or flame. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can see out. Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume. Alberta's Fire Commissioner, Trent West, says it is safest to use a flashlight or battery-operated candles in a jack-o-lantern. "If you use a real candle, use extreme caution," he warns. "Be sure to put lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn and out of the way of trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways and yards." Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations well away from all open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters. Remind children to stay away from open flames. Be sure they know to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire. Have them practice stopping immediately, dropping to the ground, covering their face with their hands, and rolling over and over to put the flames out. Use flashlights as alternatives to candles or torch lights when decorating walkways and yards. They are much safer for trick-or-treaters, whose costumes may brush against the lighting.

Andrew Hotel 5102 Stelmack Ave. 780-365-3505

Thank you to all the firefighters for everything you do

Andrew Liquor Services 780-365-2373 5031 51 St. Andrew, AB

Thank you to all our brave firefighters!

Andrew Co-Op 780-365-3624 Andrew, AB

Saluting all our brave firefighters!

Thank you

We salute all our brave firefighters, who always come to our rescue, all over the County!

V illage of Andrew Mayor, Council and Staff

The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), October 9, 2012 - 15

Bruderheim Fire Department Back Row: Leslie Clarke, Chris Joyce, Captain Al Klassen, Lieutenant Devon Hammer, Richard Redfearn, Deputy Chief Dave Calder, Chief Bob Cote, Shayne Milliken, Lance Katan Front Row: Calene Perschty, Brendon Milliken, Kyle Holte, Carolyne Olechow, Lieutenant Mary Ellen Boyle, Darrian Boyle

Keep your cool when the alarm sounds have two ways out Imagine waking up to hear your smoke alarm beeping. You are groggy, confused and scared. This is a time when many people panic and end up making serious - sometimes fatal - mistakes. In fact, according to research from the Office of the Fire Commissioner, how a person reacts in a fire can be the difference between life and death. Approximately 20 per cent of people who died in a home fire in a ten-year period in Alberta did not act when the smoke alarm activated. Make sure that everyone in your home knows exactly what to do when the alarm sounds or there is smoke or fire. A good escape plan that your family has practiced will help all to deal with a scary situation in a calm and safe manner. •Get out quickly if there is a fire because fire moves extremely fast. You may have only three minutes or less before the toxic smoke overtakes you (please visit:

•Teach children to never hide in closets or under beds. •Choose two ways out of every room. If heat or smoke blocks the usual fire exit (door), then use the second way out (another door or a window). •Test doors before opening them: •feel the door and look for smoke coming in around the edges. •if the door is not hot and there is no smoke coming in, open it slowly, but be prepared to slam it shut if heat or smoke rush in. •if the door is hot, use your other exit. •If you must escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke to the nearest exit. Smoke will rise to the ceiling, leaving cooler, cleaner air close to the floor. •Parents should take into account the limitations of young children, the elderly or disabled when planning a fire escape. •If you live in an apartment building and the smoke

alarm goes off, only use the stairs. Never use an elevator. •Choose a family meeting spot, a safe distance away from the home. It can be as simple as meeting under a neighbour's tree. •Practice, practice, practice. If your family has rehearsed various emergencies regularly, you will all know exactly what to do if the real thing occurs. When you are making your escape plan, do not assume young children will be woken by a smoke alarm. According to recent research, children younger than 9 years old experience the deepest sleep of all groups studied. If you have young children at home, it is best to practice your home fire escape drill during sleeping hours. It is an adult’s responsibility to awaken young children during a fire emergency and get them out safely.

Shannon Kowal office: 780-764-4007 cell: (780) 920-3076

Smoke alarms, still your best tool for surviving a fire The sound of a smoke alarm can mean the difference between life and death in a fire. Research shows that working smoke alarms cut the chances of dying in a fire nearly in half. But they must be working properly to do so. Data from the Office of the Fire Commissioner show many homes have smoke alarms that do not activate when smoke is present, usually because of missing, disconnected or dead batteries. Lack of a power source is the main reason why smoke alarms don’t work properly. Many homes in Alberta may not have any smoke

alarms, not enough smoke alarms, alarms that are too old, or alarms that are not working. A working smoke alarm will beep when smoke is present or when the test button is pressed, has a power source (battery or household electric circuit), is not plugged by dust, cob-webs or paint. The fire service recommends installing working smoke alarms in every home, on every level (including the basement), outside each sleeping area and in each bedroom.

“I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.” ~Kurt Vonneguut

Lamont Ag Society Would like to thank all the men and women who donate thier time

Town of Bruderheim Mayor, Staff, and Council would like to thank all the firefighters for keeping our community safe and secure! 780-796-3731

to keep us safe in our homes and communities! We appreciate all of your bravery and care!

Thank you

16 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Why become a firefighter Flower Pot Tracy Harding Staff Writer Tania Davis, who has been a member of the Chipman Fire Department since June of 2009, takes great pride and respect in being a member. Davis joined the Chipman detachment after witnessing a house fire in Chipman, and watching the Chipman Department arrive on scene. “To watch them do what they do, and do what they could to put the fire out it was amazing and peaked my interest,” says Davis. To join the detachment Davis went to one of the meetings that are held Tuesday nights, and talked to Fire Chief Steven Rasmussen. He Tania Davis answered any questions that she had, and gave her the information needed to become a member. Though Davis does hope to eventually move up the ranks to be on the executive one day, she is in no

Is your smoke alarm in good working order? •Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button, and make sure everyone in your home knows how they sound. •If an alarm “chirps,” warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away. •Replace all smoke alarms, including alarms that use 10-year batteries and hard-wired alarms, when they’re 10 years old or sooner if they do not respond properly when tested. •Never remove the batteries or disable a smoke alarm.

rush. She wants to take her time, and get as much training under her belt. She plans on staying with the department for a long time, and takes the opportunity to get more experience from the fire fighters that have been doing it for years. The most enjoyable thing for Davis with being a firefighter, is knowing that she is there to help people in need, when they need someone the most. As well as doing everything she can to help someone whose life is falling apart. “Whether it be fighting a fire on their property, or at the scene of an accident. You don’t really know how much you are appreciated as a volunteer fire fighter until you are on the receiving end of their help. I have been on both ends, and because of that I know how much we mean to the people we are there for.” Davis enjoys all that she gets to do with the department, and enjoys the rush of a fire call coming in, but the uncertainty can be stressful. “You just never know what you are going to show up to when you arrive on scene.”

5036 - 50 Ave. Lamont 780-895-2589

Thank you Firefighters for your bravery and time! Thanks and support for our firefighters who give us their time and care to keep all of us safe. LAMONT

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Staff and Council would like to thank all the brave men and women that work so hard to keep us all safe.

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Thanks and support go out to all the Lamont firefighters. Thanks for your courage, strength and dedication when our community needs you most. Dr. Dorothee Saleski & Staff

Lamont Dental Clinic 780-895-2566

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Lamont Foods 5014 - 50 Ave. Lamont, AB 780-895-2080

Thank you for all your bravery Firefighters!

The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), October 9, 2012 - 17

Metro Kalyn Community Library 5017 - 49 Street Bruderheim (Next to the Town Office) Library Hours:

Offering a wide selection of books as well as Tuesday: 3-8pm access to the following services: Wednesday: 11-4pm Computer, printing, Thursday: 3-8pm wireless, ebooks, photocopying, laminating Saturday: 10-3pm and fax.

When you make influenza immunization an annual event, you protect yourself, your family, and our community.

Part Time Employment Opportunity The Lamont County Regional Solid Waste Commission is looking for a

Scale Operator We require a self motivated, enthusiastic individual to work approximately 30 hours per week at the St. michael landfill site. Duties will include recording of truck weights, directing loads to the approprate area, and maintaining a clean and organized work enviroment. On site training will be provided. We are an equal opportunity employer, and offer a competitive wage to someone with a minimum Grade 12 Education, good computer skills, and above average communication and orginizational skills. Ability to proactively deal with the public in a friendly manner is a must. Valid Alberta driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license is required; successful applicant will be required to undergo security screening.

Please Submit your resume by October 22, 2012 either by mail to: Box 308 Bruderheim, Alberta T0B 0S0 or by email to:

Influenza Immunization 12101KA1


Beginning October 15th, InďŹ&#x201A;uenza Immunization will be available, free of charge, to all Albertans six months of age & older.




Wednesday, November 7 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Andrew Seniors Centre, 5120 51 Avenue, Andrew

Tuesday, October 23 Tuesday, October 30

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lamont Recreation Centre, 848 39 Street, Lamont

Thursday, November 1

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mundare Recreation Centre, 5116 50 Avenue, Mundare

Please bring Alberta Health Care Card. Short sleeves recommended. For more info, including local clinic details, visit or call Health Link Alberta at 1.866.408.5465 (LINK).

18 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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

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

Card of Thanks A big thank you to everyone for the prayers, cards, flowers and visits while I was in the hospital. Special thanks to all my family for their help and the many hours they spent with me.Thanks also to Tofield Hospital staff for good care. God bless you all. Sincerely Joan Warner

Coming Events Spilstead Community Church service at 2:30 p.m. Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Everyone Welcome! Contact Pastor Ken Stumph 780-619-2174. 4/11p The family of Louis Perrot would like you to come help us celebrate Dad’s 80th birthday. Saturday, Oct. 13, 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Tofield Community Hall. 7/8p ____________________________ Tofield United Church Annual Fall Supper (Roast Beef and Ham) Sunday Oct. 21 from 5-7 pm at Tofield Community Hall . Adults $12, Ages 7-12 $6, Under 6 free. Everyone Welcome. 8/9c ____________________________ Kingman Round Hill C.D.C. (Kindergarten) is having a bottle drive/drop fundraiser on Sat. Oct 13th from 9 am to 12 pm. Donations can be dropped off at the Round Hill Elks Bldg or the Kingman Museum parking lot. Donations also accepted year round at the Camrose and Tofield Bottle depots, with proceeds towards the kindergarten account. Call 672-8807 for more info.

For Rent Spacious newly renovated one, two, and three bedroom apartments. Includes laminate flooring, ceramic tile, new appliances, cable, heat, and water. Rents starting at $550 with rental incentives on a one year lease. Call 780-662-3396 TFN ____________________________ House for rent, 4932-56 Ave., 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, approx 1100 sq ft clean, plus concrete basement, all appliances, garage and fenced yard. Utilities not included $900 per month, available Nov. 1. Contact 780-619-8002. 8c ____________________________ Adult Building only 2 bedroom apartment, $650 per month, $650 DD. No smoking, no pets. Available Oct. 1 Call 780-662-2923 8/9p

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Upper level of brand new house with heated double car garage. 1349 sq. ft. 2 bdrm. master has 3 pce. ensuite. 2nd has private entry to main bath. Large open kitchen with island/pantry. All new appliances, including front load washer and dryer and built in microwave. Fireplace, laminate floors throughout. Price includes power / water / heat. ALSO! Lower level much the same with large above ground windows. Very bright and modern. Private entry, tons of closets and storage. $1200 per month. Includes single heated garage and utilities. House is in Tofield 40 minutes east of Edmonton. Easy access to Hwy. 14, 834 and 16. Mature adults, references required. Available October 1. 780-662-3596 8p

Services Roy’s Handyman Services. Flooring, trimwork, basement finishing, decks, fences, kitchen cabinet installs and carpentry work. 780662-0146 or 780-232-3097 tfn ____________________________ Save $500 - $2000 on furnace installations, replacements or new construction. Semi-retired tradesman. Free estimates. 780-7180262 04/11p ____________________________ Massage & Reflexology. 1 hour treatments. Marge 780-662-3066 tfn ____________________________ Tired of sorting receipts. Small business book keeping, tax help and administration assistance. 15 years experience. In home consultation. 780-608-5535 7/10p

____________________________ Newly renovated basement suite in fourplex. Two bedrooms, heat, water, fridge, stove, washer, dryer included. Newer paint, kitchen cabinets, bathroom fixtures, laminate floors. $850 rent plus $850 DD. Call 780-920-6847. 50TFN

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For Sale 1 set of brass team harness (New britchens and lines) Price $1200 call 780-363-2216 8p ____________________________ Small square hay bales, 1st cut, no rain and shedded. 780-662-2210 7/8p ____________________________ Firewood for sale, poplar split and dry, call 780-662-2029. 8p ____________________________ Squier Mini Electric Guitar with vox amplifier. Includes stand and carrying case. $65 for all four pieces. phone 780-608-4328 nc/tfn ____________________________ Antique metal head and foot board (includes rails) fits double size mattress. Asking $75 Phone 780-6084328 nc/tfn ____________________________ Natural Pork No animal by-products, medications or growth hormones. Government inspected. Half Pork $200.00, Whole Pork $400. Includes cutting and wrapping and curing. Larry Jakubec 780-336-2503. Order before Oct. 15. 7/8p ____________________________ High Line 7000 Bale Processor Cattleman series, excellent condition. Done approx. 850 bales since new $6500 call 780-662-2754 farm or 780-718-4596 cell. 8p

Help Wanted Lily’s Steak and Pizza now hiring part-time and full-time experienced servers. Please drop off resume at 4803-Queens Street in Bruderheim. tfn ____________________________ Cook needed to start immediately. Apply at The Garage Pub and Grill in Tofield or email ctfn ____________________________ Now hiring full time cook at Garage Pub & Grill. Email or fax resume to: or fax 780662-4230. 8c ____________________________ Full time employment with benefits, work locally and weekends off for experienced Class 1 Truck Driver and crusher operator and loader operator. Call Richard at Hammers Gravel Supplies Ltd. in Viking at 780-336-3232 or cell at 780-3365030. 8p



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20 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, October 9, 2012

In Focus DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION Development Adjacent to Provincial Highways. If you are in the process of constructing or moving a building onto your property and you are situated along a provincial highway, a “Roadside Development Permit” is required from Alberta Transportation. The applications are available at the Lamont County Administration Building, Planning and Development Department. This permit must be in place prior to applying to Lamont County for a development permit or a farm declaration. If you require information, please contact the Planning & Development Department @ 780-895-2233.

EMPLOYMENT OPPURTUNITIES Employment Opportunities Lamont County is currently seeking applications for the following positions: Construction Foreman, and Manager of Economic Development & Strategic Initiatives Please visit our website at; email: or pick up information about these opportunities at the County Administration building.

WORKING WELL WORKSHOP Working Well Workshop Coming to Borschiw Hall Informative water well management workshop will help residents protect their water wells.

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE Temporary Road Closure for Bridge Maintenance The following roads and bridge structures will be closed to motoring traffic from September 24 –October 22, 2012, to perform repairs. Each structure should be closed for a period as outlined below providing no complications with each project has occurred.

PHOTO CONTEST GRAB YOUR CAMERAS! Lamont County Agricultural Service Board is holding its annual Photo Contest! Contest is open to Lamont County residents and all pictures must be taken within the borders of Lamont County. Contest deadline is November 15, 2012. For a list of complete contest rules and how to submit your pictures please contact Abby @ 780-895-2585 or email

The following locations are: CLOSED STARTING SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 (approx. 20 days) Bridge Site: Bridge: 8398, Limestone Creek, Range Road 185 Location: 5 km south of Highway 45 near St. Michael (NE 17 -56-18 W4) CLOSED STARTING OCTOBER 1, 2012 (approx. 20 days) Bridge Site: Bridge 74128, Astotin Creek, Range Road 205 Location: 8 km north of Highway 15 near Bruderheim (NW 17-56-20 W4) CLOSED STARTING OCTOBER 22, 2012 (approx. 5 days) Bridge Site: Bridge: 74922, Tributary to Beaverhill Creek, Township Road 562 Location: 1km north of Bruderheim (SE 17-56-20 W4)

AGE VERIFICATION AGE VERIFICATION FOR CATTLE Lamont County is offering Third Party Age Verification Services to cattle producers. Please call to make an appointment or for more information. Please contact Abby @ 780-895-2585


Borschiw Hall, October 11, 2012 – Have you had your well water tested in the last two years? Have old unused wells on your property been properly sealed and decommissioned? Have you ever shock chlorinated your well? Do you know the age and depth of your well, or how it was constructed? According to Alberta water specialist Ken Williamson, if you answered no to any of these questions, your groundwater supply could be at risk. Despite the fact that 450,000 Albertans rely on groundwater for household use, few know that proper water well construction, siting, and maintenance can help protect your well from contamination. To ensure the safety of your water well, you should also know how far your septic system is from your well. Septic tanks should be regularly pumped and inspected. You should also disinfect your well on a regular basis. It is also important to regularly test and document the quality and quantity of water from your well. By keeping good records, you can see how water quality and well performance has changed over time. Proper well maintenance and operation can save you costly repairs and ensure your well water yields are sustained over many years. If you’d like to find out if your groundwater is at risk and learn what you can do to protect your well, attend a free water well management workshop being hosted by Lamont County in partnership with Beaver County. This workshop is presented by the Working Well Program with technical expertise from Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development; Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development; and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada on October 11 in Borschiw Hall. This hands-on, informative workshop is designed to help water well owners better understand and manage their precious groundwater supplies. To attend this event please pre-register - so we can help you look up drilling reports for your well - by calling the Lamont County Agricultural Service Department office at 780-8952585.


For more information or to register for this upcoming workshop please contact: Tori Dey Phone: 780-895-2585 Mobile: 780-699-8176 Email:

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

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October 9 Leader  

October 9, 2012 edition of the Lamont Leader

October 9 Leader  

October 9, 2012 edition of the Lamont Leader