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Kite Day in Okotoks, April 18th 2010 was the first year for the Let’s Go Fly A Kite Festival held in Riverside Park. The funds raised from food sales were donated to KidSport Okotoks.

TURNER VALLEY SCHOOL Celebration of Learning

Parents, family and friends were welcomed by students at Turner Valley School to enjoy an evening’s tribute to a “Celebration of Learning” on Tuesday, April 27th

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AREA ADVISOR ~ Our Community Calendar MONDAY 9:30am Floor Curling Valley Neighbours Club 403-933-4445. ------------------------------------------------------10:30 ~ 11:30am Creative Writing - Cecily Fowlie Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-9333947. ------------------------------------------------------1:00 ~ 3:00pm Decorative Art Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-933-3947. ------------------------------------------------------1:00pm Euchre Valley Neighbours Club 403-933-4445. ------------------------------------------------------1:00pm Story time for 3 to 5 year olds. Sheep River Library. 403-933-3278. ------------------------------------------------------7:00pm 2nd & 4th week of month Games Night Valley Neighbours Club 403-9334445. ------------------------------------------------------May 17th, 7:30pm “Time Bomb” 40 Canadian Soldiers. 6 Nuclear Bombs. 1 Secret. Award winning film showing at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78, Turner Valley. ------------------------------------------------------TUESDAY 1st & 3rd/every month 7:00 & 7:30pm Lions Club Meeting at Legion. Contact Don at 403-931-3587. ------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month 1:15pm Sheep River Library Book Club 403-933-3278. ------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month 7:30pm Millarville Horticultural Club (9x per year) Gail 403-9333798. ------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month Foothills Search & Rescue Meeting Oilfields General Hospital. ------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month 7:00pm Legion Executive Meetings (except July, Aug & Dec.) 403933-4600. ------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month 8:00pm Legion General Membership Meetings (except July, Aug & Dec.) 403-933-4600. ------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month Coffee Chatter Nanton SNAPS Orvella Small 403-603-3232. ------------------------------------------------------3rd/every month Coffee Chatter Okotoks SNAPS Orvella Small - 403-603-3232. ------------------------------------------------------3rd/every month Valley Neighbours Gardening Club 403-933-7131. ------------------------------------------------------Seniors Alpine Ski Club (55+) gather at COP: ------------------------------------------------------9:30 ~ 11am - Yoga in Longview. Kendra 403-558-3696. ------------------------------------------------------10:00am ~ 2:00pm Beginner Sewing Course Sheep CreekArts Council 403-9333947. ------------------------------------------------------Noon to 1pm - Free hot soup at St. George's Church Hall, south of the RBC, Turner Valley - 403-933-3970 or 403-9333591. ------------------------------------------------------1:30pm Beginner Knitting Club Sheep CreekArts Council 403-933-3947. ------------------------------------------------------1:00pm Whist & Bridge Valley Neighbours Club 403-933-4445. ------------------------------------------------------6:00 ~ 7:00pm Latin Diva Workout Sheep

CreekArts Council 403-933-3947. ------------------------------------------------------7:00 ~ 9:00pm 1st & 3rd week of month. Scrapbooking Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-933-3947. ------------------------------------------------------7:30pm Last/every month ~ except July, Aug & Dec. Legion Ladies Auxiliary 403933-4564. ------------------------------------------------------7:30 ~ 9:30pm Last/month Camera Club Sheep CreekArts Council 403-933-3947. ------------------------------------------------------May 18th, 7:00 to 8:00pm Endangered Western Blue Flag Iris. Sheep River Library. 403-933-3278. ------------------------------------------------------June 1st - Longview Library Strawberry Tea at the Community Hall in Longview. 403-558-3927. ------------------------------------------------------WEDNESDAY Seniors Alpine Ski Club (55+) carpool to Nakiska or other local mountains. ------------------------------------------------------10:30am ~ 3:30pm 1st & 3rd week of month. Diamond Valley Quilt Club Sheep CreekArts Council 403-933-3947. ------------------------------------------------------1:30 ~ 3:30pm Last of each month. Volunteer Sewing/Quilting Bee. Baby Bags for Lit for Life Prgm 403-995-2660. ------------------------------------------------------5:30pm Buffet & Darts Drop In Everyone welcome. Legion Turner Valley 403-9334564. ------------------------------------------------------6:00 ~ 7:15pm Belly Dancing Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-933-3947. ------------------------------------------------------7:30 ~ 9:30pm Watercolour Club Sheep CreekArts Council 403-933-3947. ------------------------------------------------------7:30 ~ 9:30pm Calligraphy Foundational Hand Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-9333947. -------------------------------------------------------May 12th, 7:00 to 8:00pm War on Terror Travel Talk. Sheep River Library. 403933-3278. ------------------------------------------------------THURSDAY 9:30 ~ 11am - Yoga in Longview. Kendra 403-558-3696. ------------------------------------------------------10:00am Line Dancing Valley Neighbours Club 403-933-4445. ------------------------------------------------------10:00 ~ 10:30am Around the World with Dance & Play class for Moms & Tots. Sheep CreekArts Council 403-933-3947. ------------------------------------------------------1:00pm 1st/every month General Meeting Valley Neighbours Club 403-933-4445. ------------------------------------------------------1:00 ~ 3:00pm Open Painting Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-933-3947. ------------------------------------------------------5:00 ~ 7:30pm Fish & Chip Night / Crib at 7:30pm Legion Turner Valley 403-9334564. ------------------------------------------------------6:00 ~ 7:00pm Latin Diva Workout Sheep CreekArts Council 403-933-3947. ------------------------------------------------------6:30 ~ 7:30pm TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Valley Neighbours Club. ------------------------------------------------------7:00 ~ 8:30pm 1st/month. Youth Auxiliary Legion Turner Valley 403-933-3739.

------------------------------------------------------7:30pm Flyball. Foothills Canine Club at DJ Ranch Dana: 403-370-6964 or -------------------------------------------------------7:30 ~ 9:30pm Decorative Art Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-933-3947. ------------------------------------------------------July 22nd The 7th Annual Sheep River Health Trust "Golf 4 Wellness" Charity Golf Tournament. D'Arcy Ranch Golf Club in Okotoks. 403-995-5400. -------------------------------------------------------FRIDAY 1st, 2nd, 3rd/month 6:30 ~ 8:30pm Gym Night Longview School - George 403-8089948. -------------------------------------------------------1:00pm Nickel Bingo Valley Neighbours Club 403-933-4445. -------------------------------------------------------6:30pm/every other Bingo at the Valley Neighbours Club, Lions Club 403-9333232. -------------------------------------------------------5:00 ~ 6:00pm Meat Draw & Buffet - Wear Red - Legion Turner Valley 403-933-4564. --------------------------------------------------------May 28th-30th - Annual RCMP Charity Golf Classic. Sign up now ~ 403-9337746 or 403-933-4600. -------------------------------------------------------SATURDAY 9:00 ~ 11:00am Breakfast Legion Turner Valley 403-933-4564. -------------------------------------------------------4:30pm Meat Draw, 50/50 & Free Pool Legion Turner Valley 403-933-4564. ------------------------------------------------------May 8th,10:00am-2:00pm 4H Spring Electronics Recycling Roundup. Country Living parking lot - 403-539-0778. -------------------------------------------------------May 8th,10:00am to 3:00pm My Mom's the Best Market - Longview School. 403815-2713. -------------------------------------------------------May 15th, 9:00am Project Green Day River Clean Up & More at Scott Seaman Sports Rink, Black Diamond. BBQ at Noon - Volunteers Needed - George: 403-968-8777 or Sheelagh: 403-9335174. ------------------------------------------------------June 5th, starting immediately after the parade, to last until whenever area foot traffic decreases (a few hours for sure). Black Diamond Merchant Festival DEADLINE FOR PARTICIPATION REGISTRATION IS MAY 7TH See Page 21 for more details. -------------------------------------------------------Sept. 25th, 10:00am to 4:00pm Lions Pin Trading Event at the Legion, Turner Valley. Contact: ------------------------------------------------------SUNDAY Jam with Eva & Company at Cougars Turner Valley 403-933-4412. -------------------------------------------------------11:00am Regular services Longview Bible Fellowship - 403-808-9948. --------------------------------------------------------

Sunday, May 9th By Todd Curran The Diamond Valley Community Garden held an Open House at the Black Diamond Town Office on April 20th. The organization is a volunteer driven nonprofit devoted to expanding and continuing the area’s garden located in Black Diamond. Members find that the garden beautifies the neighbourhood, creates a space for the community to enjoy and encourages the concept of creating healthy commu-

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nities. “In the last year we've already planted 78 bushes and shrubs,” says Diamond Valley Community Garden Chairperson Shelagh Dobbyn. “People have also donated a concrete table, benches and interlocking bricks for walkways. It's been quite a big project, but it's working.” Last year also saw 100 volunteers build, rent and plant 42 raised beds in over 1400 hours of volunteer work. At only $40 to rent a plot over the gardening season

from May 1st to September 30th, people were lining up and signing up. The fee covers water and maintenance for the garden, which is securely fenced and free of herbicides and pesticides. The volunteer committee has a grand vision for the future of the garden, aiming to construct a gazebo, pathways and expand the current gardening area. With these ambitions, the group would appreciate donations of monetary value, volunteer hours,

plants, shrubs or trees for the garden and items for their annual fundraiser. For more information call 403-933-5368.

Town of Black Diamond Office. “We declared a state of local emergency at 7:51 that night but the power was restored at 8:02pm.” The Town Office doubles as an Operations Centre and is equipped with a generator that keeps the building fully functional during power outages. “We opened the Griffith Memorial Centre and brought a portable genera-

tor over to provide heat and niceties for people without heat in their homes,” Verna says. “Fire Fighters went door-to-door to notify people that they could come down.” Although the power came back on shortly after, the Griffith Centre remained open and occupied by reception staff until 9:18pm in case the power went out again. “The guys out there on


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Snow-job Well Done By Todd Curran Even though the April 29th snowstorm plunged most of the Foothills into the dark ages by knocking out power and communications in several areas, the Town of Black Diamond deftly dealt with the disaster. “Fortis couldn't give us an estimate of when the power would come back on,” says Verna Staples of the

the street did a good job coping with everything,” says Verna. “They made sure people got what they needed and residents have been calling in to show their appreciation.” By April 30th, the storm seemed like a small bump in the road as the efficient and well prepared town was back on track with their streets cleaned and garbage collected.

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Forty Canadian soldiers. Six nuclear bombs. One secret. A True Story In the spring of 1957 at the height of the Cold War, 40 young Canadian soldiers were sent to Nevada on a top secret mission – to serve as guinea pigs for the military in a nuclear test field. They played war games less than 1,000 metres away from detonated test bombs four times more powerful than the one dropped on Hiroshima. Several veterans fell victim to radiation and children were born with birth defects. Today, 50 years af-

Royal Canadian LegionBranch #78 Turner Valley Time ter being exposed to dangerous nuclear radiation, the few soldiers who survived are fighting for justice. And Ottawa is trying to bury the affair. Produced by Guylaine Maroist and Eric Ruel, “TIME BOMBS” is a film that turns a spotlight on this embarrassing and controversial page in Canadian military history. A team of journalists traced the few survivors of Operation Plumbbob. The documentary's makers also tracked down never-beforescreened film records of American nuclear tests involving soldiers. Using these stunning records,

“TIME BOMBS” helps us relive the soldiers' incredible experience. In this real-life thriller, we follow (Calgary resident) Jim Huntley, the only veteran still in good health, as he puts his case to the government and confronts the politicians who are trying to dampen their efforts. As the controversy gains media attention, will policy makers listen to the plights of these veterans? A non-profit, local citizens group is working with the Canadian Atomic Veterans Association to continue to make Canadians aware of this controversial event. Montreal producer


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By Todd Curran The Health Hut in High River has been keeping people vibrant and healthy since 1970. The family business is owned and operated by Joel and SianMarie Fossen, who continue to educate their clientele and provide the best in customer service with natural health advice and quality natural products like Renew Life. “I've used the Renew Life products and find them to be very effective,” says Joel. “This company specializes in cleansing and digestive concerns and has experts on hand at to help you with your needs. They do a lot of research on the physiological affects of their products and maintain the importance of being toxin free. Toxins build up over years and then we wonder why we contract a variety of ailments and other health problems. We give our cars an oil change, how are we any different?” With poor digestion and toxic build up as the underlying cause of many serious health conditions for many people, Joel's years of experience in emergency medicine, physiology and natural health compelled him to bring a line of digestive and cleansing products to The Health Hut. After all, improving peoples' health is more than a job for the Fossens; it's a family tradition and testament to their community devotion. Renew Life products,

renowned for their cleansing and detoxification abilities, are so effective because they are developed free of excipients and other unnecessary ingredients. Like Joel, the founder of Renew Life, Brenda Watson, discovered that by making her products available at health food stores like The Health Hut, more people would be informed, educated and have easy access to safe and effective products that would help to improve their health. With the fast paced lives we live today, it's easy to slip into a routine that's blasé about health, but our bodies require attention too. We introduce them to a daily bombardment of toxins that most of us are unaware of. In 2007, three Ontario politicians were tested and found to have 46 pollutants in their bodies ranging from PCBs and pesticides to stain repellants and flame retardants, many of which are linked to cancer, respiratory illness and other health issues. We can't stop eating, drinking and breathing and we cannot live in a bubble, so what can we do about it? Taking charge of your own health is the first step towards regaining and maintaining good health. Amongst the other symptoms, toxins in our bodies can cause us aches, pains and reduced energy which can be purged through cleansing and detoxification, leaving you with

increased energy, improved nutrient absorption and a decreased risk of disease. Cleansing assists your body with performing, thorough detoxification, the body's natural process of elimination or neutralization of toxins from cells, organs and the bloodstream. The variety of Renew Life cleansing and digestive products available at The Health Hut can positively impact your health by removing these unnecessary toxins. The products use a specialized combination of all natural ingredients that support the liver, lungs, kidneys, colon, blood, skin and lymphatic system - all of the body's channels of elimination. Industry professionals recommend cleansing two to three times per year to promote good health, increase your body's efficiency at eliminating toxins and become more durable under daily toxic exposure. Take charge of your well-being by heading to The Health Hut in the heart of downtown High River. If Joel and his staff can be of any further assistance to you, please visit The Health Hut at #109, 4th Avenue SW, High River, or call 1-866-6522420 or 403-652-2420 or Email: Wishing you many healthy days! This article is endorsed by Joel Fossen of The Health Hut in High River.

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch #78 Turner Valley The recent Annual Men’s Fashion Show was a great HIT with eleven ‘models’ and a fantastic show by ‘Mystare and Friends’ This year’s new “Queen” (Queens actually) are Dr. Wayne Steiger and son, Jamie. Handing over the crown from last year, Don Russell, commented “I’ll be back next year watch out!” Miss Millarville was runner up and was warned that in the event of the ‘Queen’ being unable to perform the functions required of her this year, Miss Millarville will be called upon to fill the rather large shoes! Also, that evening the winning tickets were drawn by Legion President, Michel Jackson, for

their most recent raffle. The lucky winner of the 40" Samsung Coloured TV valued at $800.00 was Carla Bourassa from Turner Valley. The winner of the patio set valued at $200.00 was Pat Reihl from Okotoks. Congratulations to both winners. Mystare and Friends, a performing troupe from Calgary entertained the audience with great aplomb and their leader, sang a very moving tribute to his mother, Tilly Jackson, for her birthday. Carla Bourassa receives her TV from The Legion now has a new website, please check Legion President, Michel Jackson it out at: photographs. that had to be cancelled A last minute notice: on April 29th has been You will find the hours of operation, kitchen The Remembrance Day rescheduled to May 6th at menus, upcoming events, Poster and Poems Awards 7:00pm. links to several informative websites and lots of

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Your Customers Will Thank You A BIG THANK YOU.... Protective Services News to the Black Diamond Fire Department and Public Works Is your child buckled up properly? Did you know that four out of five child car seats are used improperly? Have you had your child's car seat checked?

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Black Diamond Firehall Special Events Committee Chairperson Required The Special Events Committee is looking for a Special Person to volunteer as Committee Chairperson, to help plan and organize our annual special events, such as the Diamond Valley Parade in June and the Christmas Light-Up in November. For more information, contact the Economic Development Committee Coordinator Cathy Hutcheson at Town Office, 403-933-4348. The Special Events Committee is always appreciative of willing volunteers to assist with these events. Please call Cathy for more information if you are interested.

Economic Development Committee News We are searching for a Home-Based Business Owner to become a member of the committee. If you possess a positive and innovative outlook, a keen interest in business and tourism development in Black Diamond and a genuine concern for the present and future of our community, please contact the Economic Development Committee Coordinator Cathy Hutcheson at Town Office, 403-933-4348.

staff and all the volunteers who were ready to help during the major power outage during the winter storm on April 29th. Also, to FortisAlberta and AlbertaLink and all their employees for their hard work and efficiency in restoring our power; to the residents of Black Diamond for their patience and co-operation and to the Griffiths Memorial Centre for standing by at the ready.

Project Green Day all set for May 15th Annual Spring Sheep River Clean Up The Parks and Recreation Committee invites volunteers to join them on Saturday, May 15th, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. to help clean up the river system and downtown pocket gardens as well as planting at the Skateboard Park. You can register at the Scott Seaman Sports Rink, behind the arena. Please bring work gloves. Following the clean up, volunteers are invited to stay for a BBQ lunch. If you have any questions, please call Andy at 403-933-2167 or George at 403-968-8777.

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Chairing and Caring

Oren's Gallery - on the move! Oren's Gallery has said “Goodbye” to their Government Road location and “Hello!” to 109 Centre Avenue in the heart Black Diamond's business district. Having outgrown the gallery's former home, Oren's owner Doreen Lesko found more room for her wondrous wares in the space previously occupied by Cataract Creek Clothing. “This new space is more than twice the size of our old one,” she says. “I'll be able to display a lot of new items and start a gallery to showcase more local artists. We've got good quality artwork for sale and I'm interested in more.” Oren's started out selling Doreen's handmade jewelry and has grown to include jewelry from India and Peru, in addition to gems, crystals, sculptures, books, tarot cards and unique giftware that she has worked hard to find. “We've had a lot of nice comments on our stock,” she says. “We've also got beads, trimmings - everything you need to make your own jewelry – and we're expanding that.”

Millarville resident and past chair of Sheep River Health Trust, “Dr. Bob” named Chair of Child Neurology Dr. Bob Haslam, the former chairman of the Sheep River Health Trust has been honoured again. The University of Calgary has named a Chair in Child Neurology after him. A Chair is an extraordi-

Oren's Gallery OPENS TODAY at their new 109 Centre Avenue location and they have hundreds of great Mother's Day gifts! If you've already got Mom covered, come on down for Oren's Grand Reopening over the May 22nd to 24th long weekend. Call Doreen at 403-933-3661 for more details!

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nary position for a world class research scholar. They are usually privately funded such that the incumbent is provided with resources to conduct needed and scientifically demanding research. The Faculty of Education, University of Calgary website explained why a Chair has been established in Dr. Bob's honour: The Dr. Robert Haslam Chair in Child Neurology is named in (his) honour (because Dr. Bob Haslam) was the first pediatric neurologist in Calgary and the first Chief of Pediatrics at the Alberta Children's Hospital as well as a highly respected, internationally recognized advocate for children with developmental and neurological disabilities. Dr. Jong Rho has been

recruited to be the first holder of the Dr. Robert Haslam Chair in Child Neurology. According to the U. Of C. website, “Starting August 1st, 2010, as the first appointee to this esteemed research position and new Division Chief for Pediatric Neurosciences in Calgary, Dr. Rho will lead research and clinical care for thousands of children facing injury and illness of the brain and spinal cord at the Alberta Children's Hospital each year.” Dr. Rho has big shoes to fill. Not only will he engage in world class research, like Dr. Bob, he will be expected to contribute to the training of world class neurological pediatricians.

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Foothills Performing Arts

As spring quickly approaches it seems like the winter holidays were just yesterday. As the Foothills Performing Arts 4-H Club prepares for the many spring activities, sometimes it's nice to take a moment and look back at the events we have had already. Throughout the winter our club participated in numerous club and district activities. The main focus of 4-H is giving back to your community. Thus each member is required to participate in a community service activity. The Foothills Performing Arts Club participated by gathering and donating various baking supplies for the Foothills District Hamper program. These hampers were distributed to several less fortunate families over the holiday season. The holidays are a time

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to celebrate and celebrate we did. On December 12th our club met at the Driedger residence for our Christmas party. The members had a fantastic night playing rockband, eating some terrific food and playing an entertaining gift exchange game. Club activities are awesome, however an event is always better with more friends, which is where District events come in. The Foothills District is very active with multiple events throughout the winter season. The three senior members in the club attended the Senior Trip to West Edmonton Mall and the 4-H Centre at Battle Lake, December 19th and 20th. The day involved shopping, swimming at the World Water Park and a stay over at the 4-H Centre. Also held that weekend was the first annual Foothills Dis-

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trict Carnival, featuring reindeer racing! Games, food, a bonfire and of course the reindeer races made for a fantastic winter day. We also had several members participate in the district curling bonspiel in High River on January 4th/10th. Breanna Driedger proudly brought back a 4th place ribbon even with a 3 man team. Our leaders Tim and Heather Driedger attended the Provincial Leader's Conference in Red Deer Jan 8th to 10th. They learned more about the 4-H program and enjoyed meeting other leaders and 4-H staff from across the province. As the members of the Foothills Performing Arts 4-H Club continue to stay busy the stream of stories and activities will continue. Until next time, stay busy and stay green.

4-H Spring Electronics Recycling Roundup Saturday May 8th 2010 from 10:00am - 2:00pm It's that time of the year again...time to start your Spring Cleaning, so get ready to clear out your old, broken or unwanted electronics! The Foothills Performing Arts 4-H Club is hosting their bi-annual Electronics Roundup, with Alberta Recycle, in the parking lot of Country Living (formerly known as The Country Depot), located south of Sobey's by the intersection of Hwy 2A and Southridge Drive in Okotoks.

We will be accepting TV's, computers and computer accessories (including monitors, printers, keyboards, speakers, etc.) for recycling ONLY. All contributions would be greatly appreciated. If you will be unable to attend our One Day Only Electronic Roundup Event but would still like to contribute, please contact: Diana Graham at 403-539-0778, for more information.

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Camping season is around the corner! This is a reminder that parking in alleys continues to be an issue in Turner Valley. The traffic bylaw prohibits the parking of vehicles/trailers in the alley/laneways. Frequently, these vehicles are not insured or registered. The bylaw is designed to protect the residents by allowing the unobstructed access to emergency and public works vehicles. All residents are requested to remove their vehicles/trailers from alleys or ensure their vehicle does not encroach into the alley. Because an alley is classified as a "highway" under the Traffic Safety Act, any unregistered vehicles/trailers will be towed at the owners expense.



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Travel Tracks Eyjafjallajokull If it looks familiar- and it should - it's because you think you've seen it over the years in your Optometrist's office. Successfully reading it at a distance of 20 ft. with one eye covered discloses you've got 20/20 vision. Unfortunately those plagiaristic Icelanders also chose to name a fairly active volcano of theirs Eyjafjallajokull. And when it first erupted on the evening of April 14th, it wasn't until the following day that airspace over the UK and parts of Europe began to shut down. Not because there was any evidence of danger to flight operations mind you it just took everyone that long to understand what the Icelanders were actually trying to say when they spewed out the word Eyjafjallajokull. "Speedbird 102 - this is Keflavik Center - be aware of ash plume at flight level 310." "Roger that Keflavik have you a defined sector for the plume?" "Speedbird 102 Eyjafjallajokull."

“ Ah - say again Keflavik sounds like you've something stuck in your throat." As the severity of mass amounts of volcanic ash invading the upper atmosphere began to clog most of the airways used to and from Europe, airports one by one began to shut down and by midday on April 16th, the only things flying were the accusations of "who's responsible for this mess?" And by April 17th there were hundreds of thousands of passengers milling around airports with no way to get to wherever it was they'd planned. With little hope that in the immediate days that followed, flights would actually resume. By day 3, stories of people taking $5000 cab rides from Vienna to Paris were all over the news and "experts" from every corner of trade and tourism began to weigh in on the wisdom of having shut down commercial aviation to an extent that was impacting matters greater than the shutdown following 9/11 had. In one corner were the

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engine manufacturers who suggested that running a jet engine through this significant an amount of volcanic ash could in fact dramatically impact the engine's ability to operate, which is of course rather crucial to overall flight safety. Governments throughout Europe, not wanting 250 tonne aircraft falling from the sky on to stately front lawns agreed that the shutdown, pending either a cessation of the volcanic projectile hurling or friendly trade winds to get the ash moving somewhere else, would remain in place. Airlines, already losing more money than Bernie Madoff investors, needed to get their planes back in the air as soon as safely possible to do so and passengers...........well, 4 days stuck in an airport speaks for itself. Only European cab drivers started each day facing east toward Iceland and with their wallets over their hearts, chanted in unison, "Bring it on Big Boy." At some point on April 20th, the plumes began to subside, the tradewinds


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corner they've been held captive, Hannah Montana will be collecting old age pension and the Toronto Maple Leafs will have won a Stanley Cup. And as is human nature everyone's looking for a villain. Passengers who paid $49 for their London to Paris flight are asking the airlines to reimburse them for the $1000 they spent seeing the sights of Paris while waiting for the dust to settle. Airlines are looking to their various governments for funds to cover the estimated 2 Billion Dollar cost incurred to their industry over the 5 days. Cabbies are of course looking for high end accountants and off-shore tax shelters. And then there's Iceland, whose tourism officials are guessing that luring visitors to their corner of the world this season, may not pan out too well given that they'll be perceived as the obvious villain of choice. In looking for ways to deal with events such as this, it's important to review events of the past and to learn from there. Alaska has had experience with their own volcanic activity in the past and we caught up with former Governor Sarah Palin the

other day at a "Flying Rogue" conference being hosted at The Fun & Gun Club near Anchorage. "Well - it's the Volcano Season don't ya know?" she informed the 3 participants. "Fer sure ya wanna stay away from those big spews they're kinda rough on things aren't they?" Commenting on reports she'd been one of the first to learn of the Icelandic eruption, she said, "I could see that thing - from my house of course I wasn't sure if it was an eruption or Joe Biden giving a speech, but I knew it was trouble". Asked how it was when in 2009, Alaska's Mt. Redoubt eruption managed to incur minimal flight disruption, former Governor Palin was quick to point out that " Our maverick pilots are used to this kind of thing - they just look for ash holes and fly straight through ‘em." Adios until next time Dave Heron Dave Heron is the owner and operator of: Pace Setter Travel & Tours (1995) Inc; P.O. Box 612, 49 Elizabeth Street, Okotoks. Tel: 403.938.5454 Toll Free: 1.800.206.7223. Fax: 403.938.5568 Email: By Michele Geistlinger The Village of Longview Community Services Advisory Board will be hosting a free four-day music and dance workshop in the Village from June 2nd to June 5th, with an open mike night on June 3rd and a final concert with workshop facilitators and class participants who wish to perform on Saturday, June 5th. The musical facilitators are John Rutherford and John Wort Hannam and the dancers are Michelle Greenwell

Longview Ace Committee Hosts Free Music And Dance Workshop and Emma Forman. This program was applied for last November and only four lucky locations throughout the province were chosen. The workshops will be held jointly at the Longview Community Hall and Longview School. The program is called A.R.T.S., Alberta

Longview Link By Chey Nickerson The upcoming Music and Arts Tour, June 2nd to 5th, 2010 is well on its way and you can access information and registration forms by visiting: / We encourage anyone interested to visit the site and register as soon as

The Village of Longview has made plans to paint the fire hydrants around town. Students of Longview School were asked to design patterns for these hydrants. Students took a great deal of time planning and colouring their fire hydrant patterns. They were all very excited to have this opportunity and to express themselves creatively. Our students are very proud of their school and community. They think it is very important to be an active and contributing member of their community. The fire hydrants were posted on the bulletin boards around the school for a few weeks in March to give students, staff and community mem-

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possible as this will aid in getting the scheduling set up for both the teachers and the students. Each year we celebrate our Volunteers in April. Once again, we would like to say a HUGE thank YOU to all who give their time, energy, thoughts and ideas to help out throughout the year. Words can't really express the appreciation that we all feel, but THANK YOU to all.

bers the opportunity to view all of the works of art and vote on their favourite hydrant. All of the student's fire hydrant designs were presented to the Village of Longview for them to make the final selection for the 13 hydrants to be painted around the Village this spring. A big thank you goes out to all the students for the great job they did on their creations. Longview School is celebrating its 50th Birthday this year. In celebration of this special occasion the school held a birthday

Rural Touring Showcase, and is sponsored by Rural Alberta Development Fund, EnCana, Canwest and Cenovus Energy in an effort to bring musical opportunities to smaller rural communities. Please go to our Longview ACE web site for artists' bios and an easy to

use online registration form for the workshops. You may contact Michele Geistlinger at 403-5582158 or Tracy Howk at 403558-0177 or cell# 403-4620177.

Spring Clean Up is planned for May 11th to 13th, 2010. Once again, large furniture, paints, batteries and branches will not be accepted. Should you have any questions concerning items that are acceptable and for pick up, please contact Ivor at 403558-3600. The grass clipping drop off at the Waste Water Treatment Plant is open once again. Please remember, this is for grass cuttings and leaves only, NOT for branches. The Information Center

will open again on May 21st for the 2010 season and the Campground will be opening in May as well. It's almost DANDELION season again. Before things get out of hand, we ask that you either mow, or spray, to rid your property of the Yellow before they blow all over town once more! The browns and dullness of winter are starting to fade with the green showing through on many of the trees in the Village again, so here's to a Happy Spring, Enjoy Chey

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bringing the “good” of your community to you By Marika D’Ailly Each season I like to focus on something particular in my garden. This year it is going to be herbs. Herbs dress up any dish and herbs can be dried or dehydrated for use in winter. My all time favourite is Lovage. This is a Celery-like plant with strong, flavourful leaves and is the first thing that comes up in the spring. We have several plants on the south side of the garage near a brick wall and already in mid-April we were able to pick its greens. These young shoots are of course the best and make any salad a winner. The plant will grow about 5 feet tall. In midsummer flowers appear, those have to be cut out together with the thickest stalks. In the fall new growth will appear, the plant can be picked clean until there is no more. Sorrel is another plant that is at its peak in the

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for Mexican and Italian dishes. And then there is Mint. Once it is established it likes to spread. Be aware! My favourite is wild Mint. It grows near wet places and has peppermint fragrance and makes wonderful tea. Mint comes in many flavours and can easily be dried, tied together in a bunch, hung upside down in a dry and shady place. Tarragon, the French variety, does well in our climate. It needs good drainage and a cold spell for dormancy between seasons. Sprigs can be put in a bottle of red wine that is sealed tightly. After a month or so in a warm place, it will transform itself into a tasty vinegar. The few herbs mentioned here are all perennials and will come back year after

year. Many books have been written about herbs and their culinary and medicinal properties. For me it is a pleasure to go outside on a daily basis and pick a few leaves while making supper. A small sunny corner close to the house is all that is needed. The plants mentioned are hardy and need very little care. The Valley Neighbours Garden Club meets every third Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm. For information call Susan at 403-933-7675 or Jackie at 403-933-3309. The Horticultural Club meets every second Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm. However at the next meeting we will have a potluck, starting at 6:30pm. For information call Sheila at 403-931-3989.

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Submitted by Holly Quan The new Sheep River Library project is a GO and construction is ready to start! To be located in front of the existing Flare ‘N Derrick community hall in Turner Valley, the new library promises to become a terrific social and community focal point that will continue to serve all residents of Black Diamond, Turner Valley and the surrounding rural area. Funding is in place to build the new library but that money doesn't cover new furniture, equipment and stuff inside. We need your support to make the inside as good as the outside. Here's your chance to make your mark on the new library: BUY A TILE! The Friends of the Sheep River Library Foundation invites you to buy a tile (or

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Millarville’s Cool News Principal Notes I am away this week at a conference and as usual, I leave grumbling that it is really more effort to go than to stay. As with many things in life (I seem to say that a lot), I always enjoy the experience once I have made the trip. The analogy with learning is very similar. It can take a lot of effort to position ourselves in such a manner as to accommodate the time and resources that go into learning something new – especially as adults. Learning can also represent change and with that we may find ourselves in that “zone of discomfort” – a place we would rather not go as it also requires focus and effort as well as the possibility of a lot of introspection. Learning opens wide the doors of possibility and opportunity. The individual who never engages in new learning experiences denies him/herself freedom to think, and instead, locks that inner being in a confined cell devoid of the richness that lies beyond what the present holds. That adage that crops up is fruit for thought: are you living to work or are you

working to live? Part of the living has to be incorporating learning, as the doors that it opens are further insights into who you are and what potential is there to become more than you are. I have said it before: we are constantly becoming who we will be someday. What we need to do is to make sure it is who we want to be (reflection on last submission). In order to enter the domain as a professional educator I had to go back to the formal environment of learning after having been away from it for many years. Although the challenges presented in my career at the time were stimulating and required a constant level of new learning, I found I was now in my “zone of discomfort” in many respects. I had not enjoyed school before, but now was immersed in it as a more mature student. My life experiences and the connections I was able to make in bringing up my own children made this a very meaningful time that led into a career that is both satisfying and challenging. Commitment without action is unproductive.

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bringing the “good” of your community to you Submitted by Muriel Dais The annual general meeting of The Sheep Creek Arts Council, held on Sunday, April 18th, 2010 was a momentous and memorable occasion. The president for the last eight years, Evelyn Richmond did not let her name stand for re-election but did assume the position of Past-president. June Danforth had been Pastpresident during those same years. For the first time in fifty-two years, Mrs Danforth is not on the executive of The Sheep Creek Arts Council, although she will continue to add her wise words to its operation. She said that she feels the Council is in good hands and will continue to grow and prosper. As her final act as President of the Council, Evelyn called for an adjournment of the annual general meeting and was surprised to learn that this request was refused. Jackie Brassard, the newly elected President, assumed the reins of office and presented Evelyn with her Life membership and a photograph, taken by Bill Faulkner. Brenda Thompson, new Vice-president, brought in a beautifully decorated cake for all to enjoy. The meeting was then suc-

Sheep Creek Arts Council Has Different Hands on the Reins

cessfully adjourned and photographs of the new and former executive were taken by Tina Winistok. Linda Schall, continues as Treasurer, with the assistance of Barbara Ducharme, and Muriel Dais remains as the Secretary. The Board of Directors of the Council consists of Wilma Chalmers, Mary Howe, Tina Winistok, Barbara Ducharme, Gwenn Smith, Shay Ford, Sheila Virgo, Karla Powell and Teresa Hammill. Thanks Ev Fifty members of the Sheep Creek Arts Council gathered at The Valley Neighbours' Club in Turner Valley on April 17th to show their appreciation for the leadership of Evelyn Richmond. Evelyn, with the constant help of her husband Gordon, has served as President of The Arts Council over the last eight years. During her term of office she has accomplished many things; including doubling the size of the facilities, supervising renovations of our galleries, adding courses and joining Foot-

hills Continuing Education, S.C.A.C. 2010”. In making so that our programmes the presentation, Muriel reach a wider audience. Dais noted that we were honEvelyn also has been the ouring Evelyn for her inspidriving force behind the ration (and perspiration), annual Rhubarb Festival, her friendship, her patience Quilt Show and Tea which and encouragement, her will be held for the fifth year, diplomacy and her courage. on June 5th. The Rhubarb (Gordon Richmond is awaitFestival is held in conjunc- ing surgery and was unable tion with The Diamond Val- to attend, one of the few ley Parade and Discovery times he has not been at Days and last year was gra- Evelyn's side). In expressing ciously opened by Mrs. her thanks, Evelyn, always Laureen Harper, the Prime modest, said that she could Minister's wife and former not have accomplished anything without the foresight resident of Turner Valley. The special evening shown by those who estabbegan with a turkey dinner lished The Sheep Creek Arts convened by Jackie Brass- Council over fifty years ago. ard and her hardworking crew of helpers and concluded with the presentation of a spec i a l l y c o mmissioned blue (Evelyn's favourite colour) vase of blown glass made by “Firebrand Glass” and inscribed with (L-R) Jackie Brassard, Evelyn Richmond, Muriel Dais and Brenda Thompson. “Thanks,

Millarville 4-H Multi Club Makes Sandwiches

Hi, my name is Katelyn and this month our 4-H club made sandwiches. There were a lot of good recipes such as a Spicy Sandwich, a good Cheese Sandwich and lots more. The recipes were as follows: Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwich, Fancy Rolled Ham Sandwich, Taco Dogs, Special Grilled Cheese, Chicken Caesar Pitas, Chicken Snack Wrap,

Mini Pizza, Breakfast Bagel Sandwich and Chicken Quesadillas. We had a lot of fun making the recipes. After we ate all of the sandwiches, we got a little Activity Book that will go into our record book. We worked on it for a little while. In the book, there are some crossword puzzles and some more games. There is also some safety tips and lots more.

FUN FUN FUN at the 4H District Meeting!!!! Submitted by Denae Allbee Kaitlen Braun and Jade Boucher

Hello readers!! On March 27th we had a 4-H district Activity. Olds, Calgary, Millarville and other areas came for a sleep over at the Millarville race track hall. We had a whole lot of fun!! Here’s what we did, First we had to set up

our sleeping stuff, we got to sleep on the floor in the Millarville Hall!! Second we had an Easter egg hunt that was alot of fun. The tickets we found were put into a raffle to win lots of very cool prizes!!!! Third we had an AMAZING magic show, the stuff he did was unbelievable! The highlight of the evening was us going to the Rothney Astrophysical Center, We learned about the stars. Continued on Page 15

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The word 'commitment' seems to have become almost an old-fashioned word. In these times of changing jobs frequently, rising numbers of divorces, having a number of live-in relationships, not always carrying through when promises have been made; commitment seems to be a value that is not practiced or has as much significance as it once did; but if it was picked up and dusted off, there would be millions more happy and secure people. ~ describes the word 'commitment' in these following ways: “–noun - the act of committing, pledging or engaging oneself. - a pledge or promise; obligation: We have made a commitment to pay our bills on time.” We will occasionally hear of people and/or groups who show great commitment, such as our armed forces and heroic stories of

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people to their loved ones and friends. The greatest example of commitment is that of God to us: "This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn't go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.” His commitment to us is unsurpassed by anything on earth. Our part is to respond to that commitment he made, by making a commitment back to him by believing in Jesus and living life the way he wants us to (and with the kind of commitment that we see here from him, we can be assured that the life we will be living for him is the best it can be – better than any life I could make up for myself).

“Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person's failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.” (and above from John 3:1618 The Message) As we read here, there is a penalty to pay in the end if we have not responded to his invitation for that personal relationship with him. That penalty has always been there – but he has made a way to escape it while at the same time providing us with the most fulfilling life possible on earth and eternal life with him when our life is over. His message has always been one of hope and commitment to each one of us, and his invitation is open to each one of us now. Readers are invited to write Gloria at:

Sandwich Making Continued from Page 14 We went on Earth Day hour so the whole city was darker than it usu-

ally is and it let us see the stars alot better! We looked in this huge telescope and we looked in small ones too! We saw the Sun, the Moon, Venus, Mars! We then got a glow in the dark hat

and went back to the Hall where we had Pizza for dinner and watched a movie called Planet 51 ! Then we woke up in the morning and had pancakes for breakfast! What an amazing District activity! Thanks for everyone that volunteered and helped! We had so much fun!!




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Aries (March 20-April 19) Your life may be cast with a vague sense of the unfamiliar: as if you're seeing places you've visited before for the first time. Beneath this is your process of assigning new meaning to your existence. We tend to think that life is definitive; we tend to forget that most of what we experience is our interpretation rather than something objective or factual. You'll fare better if you fly by intuition rather than by seeking proof-positive or concrete validation. You'll have a greater sense of freedom and potential, especially from the confines of one particular situation that you were certain was Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) holding you back. Now that you have some Leadership is the ability to be creative under unpredictable or confusing circumstances. In our breathing room, you get to test that theory. time, leadership is about ideas. You're poised to be a source of approaches or concepts that will qualify Taurus (April 19-May 20) Are you having an odd illusion of living two lives at as one of a kind, and potentially once in a lifetime. once? Perhaps in two places, or with two people in Your mind is working with a kind of logic all its own, separate worlds, or one version of yourself from the and I suggest you put no energy at all into doubting past and one from the future? Your charts tell such yourself. Even if you think something that seems a story, and if you're having this sensation I suggest like it's not even vaguely applicable, or have ideas you either experiment with it boldly, or collect that don't seem to apply to the situation, assume yourself in one place. It's not the kind of thing I you're working on a good hunch. Trust yourself; suggest you just let slide unconsciously. The trust your perception; and moreover trust that you opportunity is too beautiful, and the creative can treat any problem as a puzzle that, if solved, can potential sufficiently strange and unusual to allow improve life for everyone.


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you some authentic originality. One way to describe the setup is to say that you are gaining a new sense: Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) as in a sixth sense, or an expanded sense of Nobody tests your faith except for you. If the planets mean anything, you seem poised on the verge of yourself. significant progress in both your personal life and your professional life. Yet I suspect you're Gemini (May 20-June 21) Significant, rare planetary events show a picture of experiencing this more as a crisis. Step one is you stretching your capabilities in every direction. making some contact with the faith you have in Yet I suggest that despite so much happening, you yourself. It doesn't matter how you get there: remind yourself of your first priority: your primary remembering your past achievements, reminding goal. You know, the one you normally can't quite get yourself who thinks you're amazing, or following an a grasp on. For the next few weeks you will be able to inner sense of what is possible. However you keep that goal in sight and in mind long enough to manage it, remember that faith in yourself is an evaluate it carefully. You're likely to feel some sense essential ingredient right now. Second remember of discomfort initially, or of mild crisis, as if you're that you have options: not eventual options, but remembering something vitally important but long ones that are immediately available; the kind you forgotten. You might be concerned about how many can exercise right now. years it's been since you remembered, but maybe you'll feel better if I said we may be talking about lifetimes.



Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Take advantage of being relieved of some responsibility (or your overdeveloped sense of responsibility) and indulge in some self-expression, romance or art: basically, trade in some work for some play. If I must lure you with the prospect of productivity, I promise you that you will feed the tree of accomplishment. Through most of the year, your pendulum has been swinging far in the direction of taking the world onto your shoulders, and it's about time you put it down for a while. True, many people succeed at great accomplishments without much balance in their lives, and some of them are even happy. You, personally, need to work both sides of your brain, in honor of the fabulous challenges that are ahead.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) Are you really that tangled up in the life of another person? Or are you just in one of those emotional situations where you've lost track of who is who and what is what? Yes, someone close to you is working out something that looks complicated and difficult to discern; fortunately, it's their stuff and not yours. You, on the other hand, are moving into new emotional territory for the first time in many months, which is another way of saying you're finding your confidence. As for who is wrapped up in whom, it's a partner or close associate who doesn't know what to make of you, or their emotional involvement with you. Nor is it easy for them to face the fact that you know you're fundamentally free.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) You're starting to get a taste of what it's like to not be under constant pressure to improve yourself. For certain phases of life, it's necessary to define existence in terms of a healing agenda, and that can seem like the 'whole purpose' of existence. Mysteriously, that changes and some new purpose takes up life in your heart and mind. You're now in a brief spell of experimenting with that new agenda, a new vision for yourself. This will come with the revelation of priorities you have not considered, and which have often slipped out of your grasp. You may not be able to put all of them into action; I suggest being grateful for the opportunity to experiment in real life with one new priority.



Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) A past work partnership may prove to be vital this month. Look for who, from the back pages of history, turns up or has recently turned up in your life, and make sure you don't bring your old prejudices about the relationship. What you have with this person is an unusual depth of contact on the elusive theme of values. Yet the planets suggest a change of roles; someone who was once your boss could become your employee; someone who was once your student could take over a crucial project; someone who was strictly a professional contact could become a significant personal acquaintance. The overall theme is to maintain your flexibility and stay firmly in the present, no matter how old the story may be.


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Xeriscape Design Architectural Drafting



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Stelmack Paving Inc.

Horsemanship Lessons



An elite day home (adjacent to Turner Valley School), is now providing the following solutions for families requiring childcare: drop-in - part time - full time

Commercial & Residential Ashphalt Paving

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Phone: (403) 888-4329 Fax: (403) 995-3578

Please call Wilma 403-933-7492





Horsemanship Facility


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Acreage & Commercial Development Specialists

Serving Southern Alberta


Ph: 403-703-6437

If it’s dirt, we do it

EYE CARE Dr. Cindy

Kruschel O.D. EYE CARE CLINIC Comprehensive Eyecare For The Entire Family HOURS Tues & Wed 9am - 9pm; Thurs 9am - 8pm Fri 9am - 5pm; Sat 9am - 12 noon

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In an emergency, please call Dr Kruschel 403-938-0577 27D McRae St., Okotoks - W of Post Office 403-938-2191

(Beside the Esso) 101 Centre Ave,


Black Diamond

Fax: 403-271-7969


Jero masonry ltd. Jan Monnissen European Brick & Stone Mason Black Diamond Phone: (403) 933-4547

FOOTHILL’S Pizza & Pasta

Sun - Thurs 10am - 10pm Fri & Sat 10am - 11pm


In town & out of town Delivery Available

Black Diamond Liquor Store

personalized home design & plans - town & country - additions email:

• 24-hour Onsite Manager • Family Operation • Indoor Arena • Affordable Rates



DJ Ranch


1-866-7SOLVED (76-5833) Onsite Commercial and Residential Computer Services

Horse Boarding

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Semi Retired Plumber Small plumbing, heating & gas fitting. Ask about my specialty product installs Reasonable rates Call Rod 403-861-5956 Email:

PRINT SERVICES 403-933-4283 403-938-2469

Business Printing Premium quality personalized products for your business.


Unleash the power of full colour!

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Side by Side Kenmore refridgerator/freezer. confirmation. $350 includes mare care. Guaran$700 OBO. Call 403-933-7258. teed live foal. 2 Quaterhorse Palomino regis-------------------------------------------------------------- tered foals for sale will be spectacular can look at siblings. . +- 15 HH. first come first choice . $ 2,000 , both for $3000. Call 403 938 6596.


ALBERTA DISC JOCKEY SERVICES OAK 5 PIECE Bedroom Suite. Excellent condi403-252-1400 ~ Trevor Baxter tion. $200. FREE Scrap barn and wood to give away. Call Single Bed and Frame. Like new. $150. Call 403-669-3603. ------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------403-995-2271. --------------------------------------------------------------




TRACTOR SALE AND REPAIR Call 403-615-9000 Jes Navntoft

BABY CARE PERSON Wanted to care for a 3 month old. 20 hours per week in my home is ideal but will consider all proposals. Please call -------------------------------------------------------------Cindy at 403-969-0106 --------------------------------------------------------------


CHINA MIKASA CHINA. Coral Florentine (lots!). $250. Call 403-995-2271. --------------------------------------------------------------

COMPUTERS VIRUS REMOVAL 403-601-6281; web design networking; sales & service; "Computershighriver" 509 Centre St. High River across from Parts-R-Us. --------------------------------------------------------------

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PROPERTY FOR SALE. Quonset, size 38' x 28', with chain link fencing and front parking. 116 Sunset Blvd, Turner Valley. Call 403-938-3231 or 403-312-7575. ------------------------------------------------------------BID ON OLD grainery to be taken apart for used lumber. Call 403-931-3217. -------------------------------------------------------------NEW WHITE Jeld-Wen PVC Window. 112"w x 70"h. $1000. Paid $2000. Call 403-995-2271 -------------------------------------------------------------1977 COLEMAN 21ft trailer. $3000.

GARAGE SALE. Priddis Hall Saturday May 8th: 8am to Noon. PCA fund-raiser. Donations accepted Friday 7th: 10am to 8pm. -------------------------------------------------------------ACREAGE/GARAGE SALE. Truck topper, dirt bike, sports equipment, animal/bird cages, household, much more! Sat., May 8th, 9am 4pm. 96th St. south off of Highway 7. Follow signs. --------------------------------------------------------------

HORSES HORSE BOARDING between Okotoks & Black Diamond. Pasture. Indoor arena. Call 403-9382469. -------------------------------------------------------------STANDING AT STUD Quarter Horse sorrel, "Cutter's Charm", excellent temperament and

Two nights free at Fairmont Hot Springs Is there a catch? Of course there is, but it's worth it Phone Glenn or Heather 403-933-3528

Black Diamond Riverwood Estates

Now Renting Under “Affordable Housing” Guidelines New 2 & 3 Bedroom Homes One with Mobility Aid Amenities Includes Kitchen Appliances, Window Coverings Large Fenced Yard Close to Schools and Rec. Centre Available June 1, 2010 Non-Smoking & No Pets For More Information Call Wendy at 403-652-8600


Complete Book Keeping & Tax Services Danielle Gosselin (403) 804-5055

ü Personal Tax Preparation ü Payroll ü Mobile Service Available ü Year End ü Book Keeping ü Confidentiality Guaranteed Box 1, Site 20, R.R. 1, Millarville, AB T0L 1K0

Heavy Equipment/Outdoor Power Equipment Technicians HRR is currently seeking to fill full-time permanent positions for Heavy Equipment and Outdoor Power Equipment Technicians. Candidates must be personable, energetic and has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. Day shifts and afternoon shifts available. Responsibilities include: Preventative maintenance and repairs of all rental equipment. Diagnosing and troubleshooting electrical and hydraulic systems, as well as carrying out warranty work. HRR will provide factory training to the winning applicants. Qualifications: - Ticketed Journeyman or Apprentice may apply. - Excellent communication skills. - Reliability. - Must have own tools. - Ability to keep accurate paper work. - Availability to work some Saturdays. Competitive wage and benefits offered. Please forward resumes to:


Black Diamond Merchant Festival Will be held on June 5th, starting immediately after the parade, to last until whenever area foot traffic decreases (a few hours for sure). It will be located on the street out in front of Grillo's Pizzeria/Chinook Windz/Shay's Tack and Feed, Government Road, from Centre Ave to Shay's. For more information or to register please call: Heather/Craig at Grillo's Pizzeria 403-933-2333 (leave message if one of us is not there)

Cheryl/Tim at Chinook Windz 403-933-3344

DEADLINE FOR PARTICIPATION REGISTRATION IS MAY 7TH This event is open to all Black Diamond Businesses

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Woodmaster Homes

226 - Regent Road, Turner Valley

Only Job! Licensed & Insured. Police check on file for your peace of mind! Call 403-933-3494 or PADDOCK BOARD between Okotoks and 403-863-9905. Black Diamond $275 month. Call 403-938- -------------------------------------------------------------2469. ------------------------------------------------------------HORSE BOARDING on Highway 22, pasture, LOOKING FOR ROOMATE. 2 bedroom house paddock and stalls available. Indoor heated with large yard. $425 + utilities. Call James at arena. Outdoor arena and round pen. Beginner 403-485-4805. lessons available. Call 403-933-2660. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRIGHT, CLEAN and freshly renovated shared accommodation in Turner Valley. Shared kitchen and living space w/gas fireplace. Must SEEKING HOST FAMILIES for International be employed & non-smoker. No pets. Includes; Students. Muskoka Language International is furnished, tv/dvd, cable, wireless internet & utiliseeking host families in the Okotoks area for Ele- ties. $500 security deposit. Monthly fee $500. mentary students from Japan (July 28th - Au- Call 403-938-6596. gust 2nd). Compensation provided. Please con- -------------------------------------------------------------tact Kristin at or call 403669-6221 for more details. -------------------------------------------------------------- RIDING LESSONS for all ages. Focusing on general horsemanship and safety. Indoor Arena. All levels of experience welcome. Call FOUND at Oilfields Food Bank, Lewis Memorial 403-938-2469. Church, Ladies Gold Wedding Band. Phone -------------------------------------------------------------Sharon at 403-938-7719. BLUE SPRUCE Training Stable. Boarding, ------------------------------------------------------------- English & Western lessons, specializing in the LOST: WHITE NINTENDO DS in Turner Valley, beginner rider. Outdoor, indoor, heated arena. withstickersonit.Reward$75.Call403-606-4987. Horses for sale, lease or trained. Call 403-931-------------------------------------------------------------- 3500. FOUND: LARGE BLACK cat with green eyes. -------------------------------------------------------------Found in downtown Black Diamond approximately two and half weeks ago. Very friendly and tame. Please call Marv's Classic Soda PEST CONTROL. Gopher Bait. Jones Farm Shop at 403-933-7001. Supplies. Call 403-995-9604. -------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------HANDYMAN FOR HIRE. Hourly or contract. 34 years experience in all areas of residential ALASKAN MALAMUTE. Male. CKC Regis- construction and renovations. Call Alfred: 403 tered. 7 months old. Intact with breeding rights. 933-7084. We also do signage of all kinds. Call Betty: 403 519-8575. $550. Call 403-931-3629. -------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------


Custom Builder Lots now available in Riverwood, Black Diamond 428,000

- 1418 sq/ft/Bi-level/6 bedroom - New show home/Granite counter tops - Hardwood/Tile Fireplace/In-floor heating - Basement/Vaulted ceiling - A must see! - Ready for Quick Possession




This amazing deal won’t last! 749,900 - 1569 sq/ft/3 bedroom/bungalow - New Showhome/Desirable new sub-division - Granite/Hardwood/Tile - Fireplace/Center island/Vaulted celilings - We can custom build this bungalow for you


349,900 - 1250 sw/ft bungalow/Great curb appeal - Everwood Estates/New sub-division - Vaulted ceilings/Carpet/Tile - Back alley/Must see!!!

349,900 - 1250 sq/ft bungalow/Under construction - Vaulted ceilings/Carpet/Tile - Close to hospital/schools - Other lots available



Saddle Repairs Chaps and Rifle Scabbards Banzet Dennis Custom Saddlery 403-938-5406 ------------------------------------------------------

VEHICLE ACCESSORIES WARN WINCHES. Ready to GO OFF ROAD! New M-12,000lb $1779. M-8,000LB $799. All new with warranty. Koop’s Auto Service. Call 403-369-4884. -------------------------------------------------------------LIGHT TRUCK TIRES. Four used Goodyear Tracker LT-245/75R/16. $100 obo. Call 403933-3494. --------------------------------------------------------------

VEHICLES SCRAP CAR and Metal Removal. Free pick up and removal of all unwanted vehicles, running or not. Cash for some. Call 403-601-3521. --------------------------------------------------------------


If you're in need of a HUGE 30' x 24' METAL GARAGE/SHOP and house to hang your hat, then this property is for you! Older 2 bedroom bungalow situated on 50' x 120' lot with compact kitchen, wood stove in living room and freshly painted from top to bottom inside. The SHOP was built in 2001 and is a true man-cave! Features 10' ceiling, 16' by 9’ door with IN-FLOOR HEAT and 220 VOLT wiring! With alley access and a gravel parking area beside, this property is just waiting for someone to put it to good use! Call today to view! C3417581

Kim Funk

- Highland Gr Estates in NW High River - Walk-out lot directly on golf course - Build your dream home with Woodmaster Homes - Mountain views/Quiet street - ONLY THREE LOTS LEFT!

Custom Acreage Specialists


types needed to help once in a while in putting up wording to announce upcoming events. Call Muhammad at the library 403-933-3278. -------------------------------------------------------------CRAFTY VOLUNTEERS - Sheep River Health Trust has been invited to the Longview Mothers Day Craft Sale on May 8th. We are looking for a volunteer(s) to represent the health trust (training provided) at a display table. We also welcome crafters interested in raising funds to support health and wellness in our community to call Melissa at 403-995-5400, -------------------------------------------------------------BRAINSTORMING VOLUNTEERS Volunteer(s) are wanted to brainstorm fundraising ideas for the Sheep River Health Trust's up and coming events. We are looking for energetic, community minded individuals who want to get involved and help us raise funds to purchase urgently needed equipment at the Okotoks Health and Wellness Centre and Oilfields Hospital. We welcome all inquiries. Brainstorming sessions to start in early 2010. 403-995-5400. -------------------------------------------------------------AMBASSADORS for the SRHT Volunteers Volunteer(s) are wanted to help promote and advocate for the health trust in various communities we serve. We are looking for volunteers who are engaged in their communities and have a passion for supporting and enhancing health care in our rural area. If you are interested in volunteering at display booths or in your community please inquire within. Call 403-995-5400. --------------------------------------------------------------

Calling all MECHANICS and HANDYMEN to Turner Valley!!


- Walk-out ridge lot in Willow Ridge - Build your dream home with Woodmaster Homes - Mountain views/Ultimate privacy

door. Heat and A/C. $1600/month + DD + utilities. Daytime: 403-933-4199. Evenings: 403-813-3109. --------------------------------------------------------------





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HELP NEEDED with "Meals on Wheels" deliveries in Turner Valley, Black Diamond, Hartell, Longview and possibly Millarville. Weekdays only over the lunch hour; no weekends, no evenings. Perfect for the retired person. A very satisfying way to help housebound people in our communities. Call Mrs. Campbell at 403-938-7775. -------------------------------------------------------------VOLUNTEERS WANTED at Sheep River Library. Help is needed with working on the floor, re-shelving books and shelf reading. Special project volunteers are needed to help with fundHANDY COUPLE RENOVATIONS. Got a pro- BRAND NEW COMMERCIAL Bay in Black raising for new furniture and shelving for the new ject in mind? Let’s get it done! Your Job is Our Diamond. 2000 sq ft. Large 12ft x 16ft overhead facility. Community sign team for the outdoor

- 1560 sq/ft/5 bedroom/walk-out - Backs directly onto golf course - Cul-de-sac/Fully finished basement - Hardwood/Granite/8’ doors - Fully landscaped/2 fireplaces

- 4500 sq/ft/2 storey/6 bedroom - 10 acres nestled on to crown land - Hardwood/Granite/Tile - Vaulted ceilings/In-floor heat/Shop - 4 car garage/Walk-out

403-837-3000 MaxWell Realty Town & Country/City Central

403-933-3737 ROBIN BURWASH

View Robin’s listings at:

Real Estate Associate

“A Cowboy’s Handshake is his Word”

LAURELEA Burritt / Realtor AMY Bates / Licensed Assistant Putting Families into Homes SINCE 1995 “Your Diamond Valley Specialists” Honesty, Reliance, Professionalism

Household Hints By Rosemary

Quick and Easy Solutions Quick and easy solutions? I received an e-mail list of “handy hints” from a friend, that I thought I'd pass on, but once again, in the case of some, please try on an inconspicuous spot before treating the whole item. Some are tried and true, others I've not used and therefore suggest caution. To unseal an envelope, put it in the freezer for a couple of hours, slide a knife under the flap and it should be easy to open. You can then reseal the envelope (not sure why anyone would need to do this, but it must have its uses). Use an empty cardboard toilet roll to store the electrical cords for your appliances; you can write on the outside what appliance it belongs to. Remove old wax from a glass candle holder. Put them in the freezer for an hour, then turn them upside down, the wax will fall off. N.B. I prefer to soak them in hot water, then peel off the wax, gives a wash along the way. Crayon marks can be

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removed from a wall with a bit of baking soda on a clean cloth or paper towel and a bit of elbow grease. Spray a bit of perfume on a light bulb to give a room a scent. Aside from me; don't spray the light bulb while it's lit. Allow the perfume to dry before turning on the light. Don't wash windows on a sunny day, they will streak. When washing them, use vertical strokes on the inside and horizontal strokes on the outside, that way if there are any streaks, you can tell where they are. Spray your plastic storage containers with nonstick spray before using them for tomato based sauces, then they won't stain. Wrap celery in aluminum foil before refrigerating, it will then last longer. Apparently, if you have a headache, rubbing half a lime on your forehead will make it go away. Rubbing soap on a mosquito bite will give relief from the itch. Here's one I've used

before; don't throw away left over wine. Freeze it in ice cube trays and use it in casseroles or stews to add body. Problems with ants? It's been said that they won't cross a chalk line; watch to see where their path is and draw a chalk line. You can also spread around bay leaves which they will also avoid. And, recently we've been told that aspartame will kill the colony. If they don't take it dry, damp it down a bit. This is one I'll be trying this summer. And finally, to remove a splinter more easily, and painlessly, put a piece of duct tape over the splinter, and pull it off in the direction the splinter went in. My grandsons find this absolutely fascinating, confirming the idea all males have: that duct tape is one of the master inventions of all time. There we are, and so until next time, hopefully, helpfully yours.


Zack Straker

Real Estate Associate

EXECUTIVE RETREAT! Are you particular? Have you been looking for something very special? This twenty acre Executive Estate is exactly that! From the private gate at the end of the road to the tip of the hill top there is no comparison to this complete package. Every inch of the home is meticulous and immaculately completed. Glistening hardwood floors and custom rock work abounds. See the Majestic Rockies from almost every window. Three fireplaces, formal dining room, master suite, main floor office, grand family room, high vaulted ceilings, custom baths and so much more. As you leave the home and go outside there is the identically matching three stall barn with heated office tack area. Like no other you have seen. Then for your autos there is again a matching three car auto care center. Not just your everyday garage. The estate has unprecedented landscaping including three rail fencing around the complete perimeter. This home is for you the scrupulous buyer. You must see for yourself to appreciate.

AMY Bates / Licensed Assistant

186 Cimarron Park Circle for 97% of list price!

Putting Families into Homes SINCE 1995

“Your Diamond Valley Specialists” For Excellent Results and a FREE home evaluation Honesty, Reliance, Professionalism


403-933-3737 Have SOLD on Your Home!

Mind your own business with a

Country Livin’

In The City


with all the conveniences and a lot more !

• One bedroom plus den • 1,108 Square Feet • • Brand New • 5 New Appliances • On Fish Creek Park • • Mountain View • No GST •

Rosemary can be reached by e-mailing her at

MaxWell Canyon Creek


Live in Nanton and mind your own business, with attached 2 bedroom residence.

Operated as a Tea Room, Licenced Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast

MLS C3405420

Newly upgraded 1662 sq. ft. executive walkout villa on the golf course. New kitchen, hardwood flooring, roof, water heater and much, much more. Immaculate throughout. 2 large bedrooms with ensuites, vaulted ceilings, den, living room, family room, mirrored exercise area and an extra large office. Only a 20 minute drive from Calgary for stunning country living.

Saturday, May 8 • 1:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 16 • 1:00 - 5:00 pm

GENERAL DESCRIPTION This home is certified R-2000 energy efficiency and registered with Build Green Alberta at the highest level. Great location on a quiet cul-de-sac, this 1602 sq. ft. 2-storey solar home has the added benefits of being on both rear and side paved alley. The home features a modern open floor plan with many up-grades including 9 ft. knockdown ceilings with raised cabinets, under-cabinet lighting, hard-wood floors, high-end stainless steel appliances, very functional kitchen with an island with built in wine rack, alarm system, gas fireplace with fan. Hardware, lighting, ceiling fans, blinds, mirrors, kitchen cabinets, paint, tile, carpet and hardwood have all been upgraded. This house is wired for audio including 5:1 upstairs and down, ceiling speakers on main floor and upstairs, outdoor front speaker and 2 outdoor rear speakers. Master has full ensuite and walk-in closet with upgraded storage, full walk-in shower with tile surrounding, ceiling fan. Downstairs is fully developed with custom wet bar, fridge and front-load washer & dryer. The south facing back yard is fully landscaped and includes low maintenance white vinyl fence, massive deck with black aluminum railing and tinted glass, back door includes Phantom Screen, custom exposed concrete patio, 3 covered parking spots with the double detached garage and car port, paved lane access. The front and sides of the house are also fully landscaped and includes a custom exposed concrete pathway leading to the front entrance, covered porch, and potlights.

For more information on this solar community visit

403-651-7470 ~ Email:


May 9 & Saturday, May 15 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guy Henderson · Cell: 403.830.3756 · Pager: 403.229.6292

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MLS C3385937

$555,000 MLS C3380237

80 Crystal Green Drive, Okotoks ~ Executive Home, backing onto green space full of spruce trees and natural shrubs. A terrific location, a part of the Crystalridge Golf Course. The home is spaciously designed, three bedrooms up and a large bright bonus room. Triple car garage, huge island in the kitchen and all appliances too.

MLS C3400067


8 Crystal Shores Bay, Okotoks. Okotoks Lake lot with gorgeous home – spectacular lake views from all floors, two story living room ceiling, gleaming hardwood, granite counters, formal dining room, finished walk-out with steam room, private dock on the lake. Triple car garage with curved driveway and extensive landscaping with levels of patios with shrubs and more.

$360,000 MLS C3405628 #4 Crystal Ridge Gate, Okotoks - a lovely home with lots of great features. A yard of color and beautifully designed with loads of shrubs, trees, flowers and all fenced in the back, including wide sidewalk and patio of in-lock bricks and bed edges. Three bedrooms up stairs, a finished lower level with bathroom. Main floor laundry room. Heated garage and lovely home with lake privileges.

MLS C3407317

MLS C3410688

Okotoks Townhouse – excellent condition, large kitchen and large living room, three bedrooms. Garage. North end of Okotoks. Lake privileges possible fourth bedroom in lower level. Call for information.

MLS C3415415


54 Cimarron Trail, Okotoks – a delightful two story in excellent condition, two fire places, bonus room and three bedrooms up. Lovely wood cabinets, large back yard with alley. Near St Mary's Elementary School.


lot (75') and detached garage. Freshly painted, facing south with lots of sun light and brightness. On a back alley. Appliances, also washer and dryer.

MLS C3416434


202 Sunset Blvd., Turner Valley. A terrific home with huge lot. Detached garage, a corner for great potential to develop. A circle driveway, three bedrooms and lots of trees.

MLS C3410419


301 Highwood Village Place, High River. A corner lot with lots of parking 4 bedrooms, hardwood floors, ceramic tile and close to golfing. Hospital close by and easy access to Calgary. Mature fruit trees and shrubs, fenced back yard.


2810 ~ 22 St, Nanton ~ a lovely home ready for you with dark stone trimming, large deck, spacious open plan with fireplace and three bedrooms. A lower level waiting for your ideas on a terrific large lot, fenced and parking space for your motor home/RV or extra vehicles. Garage 24 x 22'.

$289,000 MLS C3393401

MLS C3404392


Peaceful 15.89 Acres Along the Sheep (Creek) River system. 4,000 sq ft home with wonderful features, four fireplaces, heated flooring, 3,000 ft wrapping deck, low maintenance landscaping is in place, just sit back and enjoy! Space for your horses or subdivide and give each parcel some water front… now 1200 linear ft of water edge, south of the River Ford on 160 St W. Tall mature trees, picnic areas and more.

MLS C3397968

MLS C3422035


$313,000 MLS C3408434

155 Cramond Place SE, Calgary. A lovely 3 bedroom home on a huge lot.

MLS C3423559


Okotoks Condo – Mesa top floor SW corner looking over the Town/valley, up-grades throughout, 2 bed/2baths and office. Two titled parking spots. Recreation building.

MLS C3414658


8 acres A wonderful “Executive Family Home – 20 minutes to Calgary, two miles to Okotoks. Four bedrooms up and 2 down, huge Bonus room over 3 car garage. A XL Country kitchen/ gas stove, huge island, large eating area. Dining room/fire place/Living room/fire place and main floor family room/fire place. Large play room with rubber flooring and great storage. An outside building/possible office and barn/corrals.

MLS C3415881

Rural Properties To Build Your Dream!

LAKE, LAKE WATER SKIING Lake Area Lots MLS C3390188, C3390193, C3390192 starting at $80,000 for 4 acres, on pavement and close enough to commute. Call for details of area, Subdivision Map, Restrictive Covenant. 12 lots left of 33 total. MLS C3364738 108 Acres West of Bowden on 587 Hwy/Range Road 21, natural tree stands & open meadow, along a good paved road, natural spring $390,000. Joining is 47 + acres with thousands of SPRUCE TREES PLANTED, yard site, power, well, garage, terrific camping location on pavement. Own your own tree farm. $380,000. Walmart 10 minutes, Calgary commute distance. MLS C3418865 79 Acres on top of the world with Calgary and Okotoks sky lines and views and the Mountains too. A terrific parcel of land on pavement between the Okotoks over pass road (552) and the Aldersyde Highway #547. $365,000.


3 Acres. Pole fencing for your horses and wonderful Bungalow Home. Very open plan, beautiful cherry flooring, lovely wooden cabinetry , in-floor heat, party counter in family room with sink and counters. Five bedrooms, den and four bathrooms.

MLS C3404392


4.1 acres - a large beautiful home with five bedrooms on the main floor. Fully finished lower level with jet tub/shower/bathroom, bedrooms/office and family room. Within 1000 feet of Calgary city limits. West on 566 Hwy, from the new Mall - Cross Iron Mills along the QE Highway. The home is well maintained with lovely tile, hardwood floors and outer buildings, mature trees and great location to Calgary.

MLS C3404903


FIVE MINUTES TO CALGARY! Wow an “Executive Home” within five minutes of the new South Calgary Hospital, two miles to Dunbow Road and Deerfoot Trail. Gorgeous detail, high-end finishing, stainless beautiful appliances, hardwood floors, walk-out level finished, interesting dimensions and design. Room for a horse barn and 3 horses on this property. Forest of trees, privacy and very quiet with the tree buffer. So very close to Calgary and all it's amenities. Golfing at three courses within five minutes.

MLS C3404596


18 acres – east of Innisfail – A wonderful location within three miles of Pine Lake development, golf courses and beautiful rolling , treed land. A great home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a huge shop, heated with attached barn and a variety of corrals, stock water and shelter for horses or cattle.

MLS C3407533


4 acres and a shop for the fellows! Newer Home – tile and laminate flooring, spacious design, trees and large graveled yard. Within 3 miles of Calgary, north of 22x. Might be small business location.


New Listing

5 Acres - one mile out of Okotoks lovely hardwood floors, bungalow, nestled in trees with a mountain view. Detached garage and a couple of storage buildings

MLS C3397029


Full 1/4 SECTION on the west side of Okotoks. Three homes, exceptional development property for acreages or sub-division. The views are spectacular, ½ a mile of Sheep River escarpment. Directly next to Sheep River Developments of high end homes. Good well and water rights from the Sheep River.

$205,000 MLS C3392226 Mobile Home In Okotoks $69,900 Okotoks condo – two beds/2baths/in suite storage & laundry. Indoor parking. MLS C3395724 MLS C3408481 15 acres View, View, view On Gladys Ridge 128 St E and 547 hwy with spectacular views of miles of mountains, paved road and great well reported 6 gpm and more! $450,000. NEW LISTING 58 acre with rail siding, paved access, could be business / residential. A few hundred yards to the Highwood River. $1,500,000. MLS C3383969 3 acre lot ready for your BUSINESS INVESTMENT LOCATION, a wonderful location on a sub road facing the 2Ahighway ½ mile north of Okotoks. Well is in place, fenced on 3 sides. $450,000. MLS C3395729 13.6 acres near Mossleigh along Highway #547. A wonderful location to build a RV/trailer park, highway business or your home, right against the Village of Mossleigh BUSINESS POTENTIAL $360,000.


4 Acres west of DeWinton Village an Executive Two story walk-out. Terrific hardwood floors, attached garage, media room, speakers in and outside, wet bar, in-floor heat and more. Mountain Views too.


4.75 acres S of Dewinton Village (16 St W), panoramic Mountain views, near Strathcona Tweedsmuir School, solid brick, huge four bdrms up with three bthrms, 6 bdrms total. Walk-out, office, beautiful woodwork & 3 solid brick fireplaces. A vaulted main floor family room, huge kitchen, decks and the lower level also has brick fireplace, bedroom/bath/wine stge room/ games room and large family room. The country kitchen boasts of cupboards & extensive 122 – 2 Ave, Black Diamond ~ great location near golfing, counters and storage like no other kitchen. Good water well, hospital, shopping and services and a large yard with trees. quiet dead end road. Heated lower level floors and three car garage floors are heated too. 2 FAMILIES, parents and children or nanny suite ~ full of possibilities. 2000 gallon cistern.

MLS C3410432


15.6 acres Spectacular Mountain views, River Front. An Executive Home and Property – Nestled on a hill, looking out and 304 Sunset Blvd. Turner Valley ~Agreat cozy home down the Sheep River, rolling hills and miles of Rocky Mountains. on a large lot, towering spruce trees, with a back alley, Over 8,000 sq ft finished walk-out bungalow with high tech garage, wood flooring. XXL lot on back alley. throughout. In-floor heat in all floors, Geothermal, salt water pool, 2 laundry rooms, inter system of communication and television viewing of gate, front area and more. Outside buildings of 40 x 60 barn/wash bay/work shop & storage area, Shop/RV storage 48 x 60 both heated floors 16' elec doors & bathrooms. UpTurner Valley a terrific four bedroom home with 23 m wide graded throughout, impeccable property and extensive landscaping. Shows 100%x100%.

$410,000 MLS C3395044

44 Mountain St W, Okotoks - Spectacular Mountain views, corner lot with no one in the vista, across the street to a community park reserve parcel, dead end street, alley on two side of the fenced yard. Newer shingles, furnace, hot water tank, flooring and more. Two fire places, great vistas from the Dining and Living rooms.

$255,000 MLS C3409628


3 Acres north of Okotoks, huge bungalow, finished walk-out, five minutes to Calgary and Okotoks. A very large heated shop. Mature landscaping in a quiet area with farm land and miles of country side in view. Home has terrific Mountain and City Views.

MLS C3407819


3 acres, backing onto 33 acres of environmental land along the Sheep River. A large bungalow with 6 bedrooms, heated floors, walk-out, a forest of natural trees, space for horses, all on pavement at Totem Ranch Estates.

Shaun Vickers and Sandi Kennedy Remax Landan Real Estate 403-256-3888 It is a great time for Buyer's . . . All listings can be viewed at:

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