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Grassroots ~ July 19th - August 1st, 2011

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1st & 4th Monday - Quilting 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. Griffiths Memorial Centre, Black Diamond. 403-933-4036. ------------------------------------------------------9:30am Floor Curling Valley Neighbours Club 403-933-4445. -------------------------------------------------------9:30 ~ 10:45 YOGAfor beginners and all levels, Millarville. Margit 403-931-3649. -------------------------------------------------------10:30 ~ 11:30am Creative Writing - Cecily Fowlie Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-9382032. ------------------------------------------------------11:00am - 11:45am Chair Exercises. Griffiths Memorial Centre, Black Diamond. 403-933-4036. ------------------------------------------------------12:30 ~ 1:30 YOGAfor beginners and all levels, Priddis Community Hall, drop ins welcome. Margit 403-931-3649. -------------------------------------------------------1:00 ~ 3:00pm Decorative Painting Sheep CreekArts Council 403-938-2032. -------------------------------------------------------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. -------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month 6:30pm Legion Executive Meetings 403-933-4600. No July & August meetings.

----------------------------------------------July 25th, Seniors’ Dinner at the Legion Turner Valley. Book ahead please. 403-933-4564. ----------------------------------------------TUESDAY 1st & 3rd/every month 7:00 & 7:30pm Lions Club Meeting at Legion. Next meeting Sep-

tember. 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 General Membership Meetings. 403-933-4600. No July &August meetings. -------------------------------------------------------2nd/every month Coffee Chatter Nanton SNAPS Orvella Small 403-603-3232. -------------------------------------------------------2nd Tuesday 1:30 to 3:00pm Business Meeting Griffiths Memorial Centre, Black Diamond. 403-933-4036. -------------------------------------------------------3rd/every month Coffee Chatter Okotoks SNAPS Orvella Small - 403-603-3232. -------------------------------------------------------3rd/every month (9x year) Valley Neighbours Gardening Club 403-933-7131. -------------------------------------------------------9:30 ~ 11:00 am - Yoga in Longview. Kendra 403-558-3696. -------------------------------------------------------1:30pm Knitting Club Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-938-2032. -------------------------------------------------------1:00pm Whist & Bridge Valley Neighbours Club 403-933-4445. -------------------------------------------------------6:00 ~ 7:00pm Belly Dancing Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-938-2032 -------------------------------------------------------7:00 ~ 8:00pm - Red Deer Lake Community Centre - Boot Camp for all levels - Patti: 403931-2373. --------------------------------------------------------

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7:00 ~ 9:00pm 1st & 3rd week of month. Scrapbooking Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-933-3947. -------------------------------------------------------7:00 ~ 8:30pm YOGA Beginners and all levels, Priddis Community Hall, drops in welcome. Margit 403-931-3649. -------------------------------------------------------7:30pm Last/every month. Legion Ladies Auxiliary No meetings July & August. 403933-4564. -------------------------------------------------------7:30 ~ 9:30pm Last/month. Camera Club Sheep CreekArts Council 403-933-2407.

6:00 ~ 7:00pm Belly Dancing Sheep Creek Arts Council 403-938-2032.

7:30 ~ 9:30pm Decorative Painting Sheep CreekArts Council 403-938-2032.

----------------------------------------------July 20th - 10:00 to 12:30pm Teddy Bear Picnic for children 2 to 10yrs - Okotoks Health and Wellness Centre 403-995-2626 or ----------------------------------------------THURSDAY


9:00 ~ 10:00am - Red Deer Lake Community Centre - Boot Camp for all levels - Patti: ----------------------------------------------- 403-931-2373. ------------------------------------------------------WEDNESDAY 9:30 ~ 11am - Yoga in Longview. Kendra 2nd Wednesday Pot Luck Luncheon - 12:00 403-558-3696. – 1:00 p.m. Griffiths Memorial Centre, Black -------------------------------------------------------Diamond. 403-933-4036. 10:00 ~ 10:30am Around the World with ------------------------------------------------------Dance & Play class for Moms & Tots. Sheep 8:45 ~ 10:00am - YOGA, Beginners and all CreekArts Council 403-938-2032. levels, Millarville Community Hall, drop in -------------------------------------------------------welcome. Margit 403 931 3649. 1:00pm 1st/every month General Meeting -------------------------------------------------------- Valley Neighbours Club 403-933-4445. 9:30 ~ 12:00 a.m. Floor Curling Griffiths -------------------------------------------------------Memorial Centre, Black Diamond. 403-933- 1:00 ~ 3:00pm Open Painting Sheep Creek 4036. Arts Council 403-933-3947. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10:30am ~ 3:30pm 1st & 3rd week of month. 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Cards - Griffiths Memorial Diamond Valley Quilt Club Sheep Creek Centre, Black Diamond. 403-933-4036. Arts Council 403-931-3989. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5:00 ~ 7:30pm Fish & Chip Night / Crib at 1:00pm Book Buddies Sheep River Library. 7:30pm Legion Turner Valley 403-933403-933-3278. 4564. -------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------1:00pm - Bridge at the Valley Neighbours 6:00 ~ 7:00pm World Diva Workout Sheep Club. 403-933-4289. CreekArts Council 403-938-2032. -------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------1:30 ~ 3:30pm Last of each month. Volun- 6:30 ~ 7:30pm TOPS (Take Off Pounds Senteer Sewing/Quilting Bee. Baby Bags for Lit sibly) Valley Neighbours Club. for Life Prgm 403-995-2660. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7:00 ~ 8:30pm 1st/month. Youth Auxiliary 5:30pm Buffet & Darts Drop In Everyone wel- Legion Turner Valley 403-933-3739. come. Legion Turner Valley 403-933-4564. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

----------------------------------------------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. -------------------------------------------------------Jam with Eva & Company at Cougars Turner Valley 403-933-4412.

---------------------------------------------July 23rd 9:30am - 12:30pm - Bottle drive at Oilfield High School. Help the Oilfields High School Senior Girls Volleyball Team fund raise to go to Vancouver. ---------------------------------------------July 23rd - Christ Church Millarville Flower Festival - Tea on Saturday only, 11:00am to 3:00pm. Cost, $5.00. Donations of flowers appreciated. Information: 403-995-2340. ----------------------------------------------

Published bi-weekly, every other Tuesday Phone: 403-933-4283; 403-938-2469; Fax: 403-938-2473

11:00am Regular services Longview Bible Fellowship - 403-808-9948.

--------------------------------------------July 24th - 11:00am - Marv's Classic Rock n' Roll Car Show and Shine. Downtown Black Diamond. 403-933-7001. ---------------------------------------------July 24th - Christ Church Millarville Flower Festival (donations of flowers appreciated) - all welcome to our church service at 11:30am. 403-995-2340. ---------------------------------------------MULTI-DAY EVENTS Saturdays, June 11th to October 8th - 9am to 2pm. Millarville Farmers Market. Millarville Racetrack. 403-931-2404. -----------------------------------------------

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July 23rd - 1:00 to 3:00pm - Community Bridal Shower for Hannah Wight. Longview Ccommunity Hall. Everyone Welcome. ---------------------------------------------July 30th - 10:00am start - 2nd Annual Dog Days in Royalite Millennium Park, Turner Valley. Fundraiser for the High Country SPCA. Bring your dog! 403-9335186. ---------------------------------------------SUNDAY

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Little New York Daze

Grassroots ~ July 19th - August 1st, 2011



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Longview A R C Society, Longview Recreation Board, Longview Serenity Park Committee, Little New York Daze Festival Committee and Longview Council have banded together to revitalize the Village of Longview. The proposed "Xtreme Makeover" includes new playground equipment, outdoor exercise equipment in a circuit and new benches and garbage cans for Centennial Park, Cementing in of their outdoor rink with outlets for Basketball hoops and ten-

Village of Longview

nis nets which will make the rink a multi-season use area. They hope to purchase moveable skateboard equipment to be used at the rink. The Main street beautification will include a Veterans Memorial and Serenity Garden at the Village office. Michele Geistlinger, Longview ACE Leader and Chair of Longview A R C Society, along with Mayor McCorquindale and Tony Geistlinger, Longview ACE Leader and A.C.E Coach, Janet Naclia, made the following announcement on

Saturday, July 16th. “Our Village has been lucky enough to be awarded one of only 30 awards given out across Canada this year by Let Them Be Kids. We will receive a 50/50 match on everything we raise towards our playground, exercise and skatepark equipment which is an enormous boost for a small community like ours. It will be a busy few months as the project build day is slated for Saturday, October 15th, 2011, so mark your calen-

dars.” Ian Hill, Founder of Let Them Be Kids, paid the Village of Longview a huge compliment when he said, “One of the reasons Longview was successful in their application was their 'find a way, make a way' attitude.” He went onto say that this will be like a barn raising because it will bring together the whole community. Join in the excitement, see how you can help and follow the progress by logging on to:

Stampede Breakfast - July 9th 2011 Line-ups filled the parking lot as Mayors, Sharlene Brown, Kelly Tuck and Ivor McCorquindale wielded their spatulas in artistic endeavours at the annual Stampede breakfast. Entertainment by Charlie D, children’s games and a bake sale rounded out the morning.

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Grassroots ~ July 19th - August 1st, 2011

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Reggie's Long Journey Home Contest and Raffle Reggie the Rooster has spread his wings to become the subject of "Reggie's Long Journey Home Contest," where local children and yes, adults, are being asked to demonstrate Reggie's history in writing or in art form and submit their entries to the 104th Annual Priddis & Millarville Fair and be eligible for ribbons and prizes. "For the purposes of our contest, we've made the assumption Reggie was at the very first Priddis & Millarville Fair in 1907 and he's been gone ever since but returning to the Fair this year," says contest coordinator Suzanne Oel. We're getting lots of interest in our contest and our local libraries will be highlighting it through the summer and, we're surprised to hear, there are a lot of adults writing their stories right now too. "We want kids and

adults to think and learn about our agricultural heritage, have some fun with their imaginations and also leave them with a good reason to come out and try to win a ribbon at one of the great, old time Agricultural Fairs in Canada," she added. Reggie's Long Journey Home Contest has a deadline of August 19th, where you can bring your entries to the MRAS office, Monday through Thursday during business hours or on August 19th at the Riding Arena between 1-5pm. For further information contact contest coordinator Suzanne Oel at 403-9312711. It would be hard to match the impact of the Millie The Massey mania of last year, but Reggie The Rooster seems to be catching on. The 104th Annual Priddis & Millarville Fair, happening at the

Millarville Racetrack on August 20th, will be the scene of a Reggie The Rooster Raffle draw where the holder of the winning $5 ticket will have the choice of one (1) eight-foot tall, 400 lb Rooster named Reggie, a 1978 Chevy 3/4 ton 4X4 farm truck with half-inflated tires that's been sitting in a field for five years but apparently turned over the other day and lastly, a $2,500 donation to Wild Pink Yonder, benefitting breast cancer research. Details of the Wild Pink Yonder ride, including how you might volunteer or participate, are at: For further information please contact 104th Annual Priddis & Millarville Fair chairman Donna Kendall at 403931-3754 or visit: www.millarvilleracetrack.c om.

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Black Diamond and Turner Valley have many beautiful walking and biking paths! This summer make it your goal to discover them all! They are here for your use to help keep you active and well. Now that summer is here, it is a great time to be outside and active. Try some of the following suggestions to help keep active: Ÿ Pack a picnic lunch and

walk along the river Ÿ Run through the sprinkler

in the backyard Ÿ Walk, bike, skateboard or

rollerblade along the Friendship Trail Ÿ Ride your bike to do errands and leave the car in the garage Ÿ Call a friend or neighbor and ask them to go for a walk Ÿ Try one new activity this summer….learn to swim, learn to rollerblade, try Nordic walking or learn to catch a ball

Keep active to keep well and remember to GO2 whatever gets you going!

By Todd Curran In their June 2011 issue, Venture Magazine has ranked Okotoks as one of the Top 25 Best Communities to do Business in Western Canada. The magazine evaluated communities based on the optimal balance between low costs and high traffic, existing strengths and upside potential. According to the Venture judges, Okotoks possesses the variety of factors that make a community a good place to live, work and play. states, “The promise of a good job, lower taxes and a

Rated Bountiful Business Base

business-friendly municipality needs to strike a balance with where people want to invest their lives and families. Businesses need assurance that a community provides a stable climate for their investments.” Okotoks was also ranked as one of the top 4 Best Communities for Small Business in Western Canada in 2011 and Alberta Venture noted that the Okotoks business property tax rate is one of the lowest in the Calgary Region. Okotoks Economic Development Team Leader Shane Olson says, “This

accomplishment demonstrates the strength of the local Okotoks economy and is a reflection of the dedication of our local business leaders. Being in the Top 25 Best Communities for business ranking shows Okotoks has a very competitive and affordable business climate that continues to be attractive to investors.” Okotoks was also previously ranked by Alberta Venture as one of Alberta's 10 Best Communities for Business 2008, the "Fastest Growth Node" in 2009 and "Top 5 Communities to Watch" in 2010 for future growth.

Grassroots ~ July 19th - August 1st, 2011

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Poppies Bloom for Seniors partnered with the Turner Valley Legion to support various health initiatives in the Foothills area. Previous donations from the Legion have helped fund the Wellness Health Nutrition and Exercise (WHEN) Program, which is offered to all seniors in the communities of Black Diamond, Turner Valley and Longview. Additionally, the Poppy Fund has also helped purchase several pieces of equipment and to update facilities, such as a medical assistance cart, a pulse oximeter, kangaroo feeding pumps, hygiene slings, thermo-heating pads, swivel stools for feeding, commodes and a family room at Oilfields General Hospital. Established in 1994, the Sheep River Health Trust is a registered chari-

table organization that raises funds to support health services and wellness programs for the residents of Black Dia-

mond, DeWinton, Longview, Millarville, Okotoks, Priddis, Turner Valley and the surrounding rural areas.

Dog Walking Pet Sitting House Sitting Acreage Care

Calgary Muffler Tires Mufflers and More! Left to right: Martin King, Site Manager at Oilfields Hospital for long term care, emergency and acute care; Janice Shackleton, Core Manager for Okotoks & Black Diamond Home Care; Frances Jackson Dover, Chair of Sheep River Health Trust; Floyd Schatz, Chair of Royal Canadian Legion Turner Valley Branch #78 Poppy Fund; Michel Jackson, President of Royal Canadian Legion Turner Valley Branch #78

training experience on bike etiquette on roads, a quiz and a road test checklist for individuals, teachers and parents to ensure the right precautions are taken before hitting the road. The CAA Bike Safety website, available in both English and French, was developed in response

busy with some major projects upcoming throughout the summer and fall. We are moving forward with a Memorial Park/Serenity Garden, Centennial Park improvements, as well as many upgrades to the rink as far as resurfacing and new equipment. Keep your ears open for more info and be ready to move forward with the great community spirit that we are so lucky to have. Longview Extreme Makeover is

to an increased priority by our Association nationwide to promote better cyclist and driver safety. The website marks the first phase of a two-pronged initiative on highlighting bicycle safety. A related bilingual iPhone application is under development and scheduled for release in late 2011.

By Chey Nickerson

about to hit the Village. Congratulations to several of the families from the Village who, along with Michele Giestlinger, got together and did a short video of a flash mob which was sent into Choosewell and won first prize which was a piece of playground equipment for the playground called a SUPERNOVA and worth $6,800. On behalf of all the residents we tip our hats to you Michele &


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Longview Link During the past few weeks things have picked up pace with Little New York Daze which will bring many to our small Village for the July 15th – 17th weekend. We'll have much more to report on once the event has taken place. It sounds as though there is a big announcement coming on the weekend as well for the Villagers so keep your ears open on the weekend for some great news. A.R.C. has been very

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By Todd Curran In partnership with the Canadian Automobile Association, the Alberta Motor Association launched their new website in an effort to keep cyclists of all ages safe on the roads. The bike safety website features three components: an interactive

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The Sheep River Health Trust is pleased to announce a generous donation from the Turner Valley Legion Poppy Fund. $12,500 from the fund has been dedicated to support senior citizens in Rising Sun Long Term Care, allocating $5000 towards the purchase of 24 Hour Blood Monitors for use in the communities of Black Diamond, Turner Valley and Okotoks. The 24 Hour Blood Monitors will allow doctors to better understand the condition of their clients by monitoring blood pressure over a 24-hour time period while the client performs their usual daily activities, enabling physicians to develop a more accurate treatment plan. Since 1994 the Sheep River Health Trust has


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Town of

Black Diamond 403-933-4348

W A L K - A - B L O C K Your Customers Will Thank You

Councillor's Corner: by Councillor Jim Deacon Hello Everyone! It is wonderful to see the warm weather arrive. I hope nobody missed the Fireworks on Canada Day. The day was nice and warm and both Black Diamond and Turner Valley were rocking! The number of tourists in town was awesome and the business area was busy. On the weekends when visitors come to town they get a good idea what small town living is all about. On July 9th we had a free concert at the football field at the High School. The band was going through their routines and they really sounded good! In my last instalment I forgot to mention that ATCO Gas will be in town this summer to replace the old steel mains with new mains and services. Although the alleys will be dug up for main replacement, the crews are quick and very accommodating. Alberta Transportation is scheduled to re-surface Government Road & Centre Avenue in Black Diamond. In conjunction with this, crews will be replacing sewer lines in some areas. We realize this paving & sewer line work will create some disruption of traffic in town, but every effort will be made to ensure the impact on residents and businesses is minimal. The Town of Black Diamond hopes residents have a great summer, and with the co-operation of the weather, the disruption during construction will be short-lived and not impact your daily routines! I will close for now and I hope the good weather continues as I am sure that we all have some projects to complete. I know my “honey-do” list seems to never end!

Council Calendar

Council for the Town of Black Diamond wishes everyone a wonderful summer, and would like to remind all residents that there will be NO Regular Council meetings or Committee of the Whole meetings held during the months of July and August, 2011.

Economic Development Committee

The Economic Development Committee (EDC) has an opening for a volunteer voting member. The focus of the EDC is business expansion and retention, business investment and attraction and tourism within our community. We support and promote positive growth and Quality of Life in Black Diamond and the surrounding area. The applicant must be: - a resident of Black Diamond - a Black Diamond commercial business owner/operator - interested in sitting on a small committee that is an advisory board to the Town Council - interested in collaborating with other members within the committee, as well as different interest groups, for the betterment of the community To complete an application or inquire, please contact Cathy Hutcheson at the Town office at: T) 403-933-4348 E)

PARKS & REC DEPARTMENT Oilfields Arena has pad time available this summer for inline hockey, floor hockey, lacrosse, roller skating and tennis court rentals. Why not book the Arena for Birthday parties, meetings, and get-togethers? Advertising space is also available.

For more information or to book space, call Les at 403-933-5272

** Please watch the Town Office signs for notification of any Special Meetings through July and August.


CIRCUS GATTI Oilfields Regional Arena Saturday, July 23 Shows at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Slave Lake Swim-a-Thon Town of Turner Valley Pool staff are extending a helping hand to the residents of Slave Lake to rebuild their community after the devastating wild fires destroyed nearly half of the town. Pool Operations Manager Cheryl Gross and her staff will host a swim-athon on July 29th and 30th to raise funds to help purchase needed equipment, supplies or repairs to public facilities in Slave Lake. All proceeds from the event will be given to the Canadian Red Cross for use toward rebuilding efforts. Swim-a-thon participants are asked to collect a minimum pledge of $50

and can book swim times between 30 minutes and a maximum of 4.5 hours. Registration forms and additional participant information is available at www.turnervalley. ca/community/sw immingpool.

Lake through this effort and by also challenging other community pools throughout Alberta to host an event for the same purpose.” Mayor Kelly Tuck and Council approved the swim-a-thon pro-

“Pool staff wanted to help in a meaningful way by both donating their time toward this event as well as encouraging the community to participate”, stated Ms. Gross. She added “Pool staff wanted to show support to the residents and staff of the Town of Slave

posal at the June Council meeting and are fully behind the initiative. “Council applauds the caring and effort put into this by our valued staff. It is a great way to support Slave Lake as a municipal government and involve the community at large.”

By hosting an event and involving the community, funds collected and subsequently donated are truly community-based and are not derived from municipal taxes. Pool staff members have offered to volunteer their time to organize and compete in the swim-a-thon. The pool will remain open for regularly scheduled classes and public swimming during the swim-a-thon, as only a few lanes will be used. For more information contact: Cheryl Gross Pool Operations Coordinator Town of Turner Valley Email: cherylg@turnervall Telephone: 403-816-7580.

Grassroots ~ July 19th - August 1st, 2011

Rowan House Begins Construction

School Boards Secure Infrastructure Injection

A 2005 government report pegged 595 schools (39%) as being at or near the end of their life cycle, indicating that Alberta is still in a significant deficit position regarding school replacement and maintenance. But help is on the way. “The provincial government's May 24th announcement of $550 million in funding to build or modernize 35 schools across Alberta is a good start towards resolving

a major school infrastructure problem,” says Jacquie Hansen, President of the Alberta School Boards Association. “We are delighted that the Minister and his colleagues have agreed to provide new schools to meet Alberta's rapidly growing student population. We still have school infrastructure problems in many Alberta communities, but this is certainly a large step in the right direction.”

Hansen said she was pleased the government is responding to ASBA's long held position that school infrastructure spending be based on need rather than revenue surpluses. She credited Minister of Education Dave Hancock for pursuing the much needed funding and Minister of Infrastructure Ray Danyluk and Premier Ed Stelmach for recognizing the high priority.

By Todd Curran Rowan House and the Foothills community have been working very hard over the last three years to raise money to build a new shelter for women in need, and their efforts paid off with a June 21st ground breaking ceremony marking the start of construction. The High River site buzzed with Rowan House

officials and staff, community dignitaries, Government representatives and members of the public who came out to celebrate the project's commencement. Board Chair Lorna Shaw, High River Mayor Emile Blokland and Highwood MLA George Groeneveld grabbed shovels and dug in. The goal of Rowan House Emergency Shelter is to provide women and their chil-


dren a safe environment, beneficial programming and temporary housing while facilitating transition back into the community. The new building will accommodate more women in need than the original shelter near Black Diamond, and is scheduled for completion by the summer of 2012. P l e a s e v i s i t for more information.

Town of Turner Valley

403-933-4944 ~ 223 Main Street NE BYLAW COMPLAINT AND INQUIRY LINE - 403.863.4341

TURNER VALLEY COUNCIL MEETINGS Committee of the Whole Meetings -1st Monday of the Month Regular Council Meetings – 3rd Monday of the Month No regular Council meetings will be held in August. Council agendas and adopted minutes are posted on the web site:

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS – AUGUST 13 Mark your calendars to enjoy a day in the park and an outdoor fair exhibiting local art and music at the Royalite Millennium Park, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Artisans and crafters interested in participating in the Festival of the Arts to exhibit and sell their creations are invited to download the application form under forms. For more information contact Hazel at or 403-933-4944.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Hours of Operations: July and August: Thursday to Monday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. September: Saturday to Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Located at Main Street NE, Turner Valley North of the Sheep River Library

Town of Turner Valley Summer Watering Hours Effective May 1, 2011 until October 31, 2011 Even Numbered Houses - Wednesday & Saturday Odd Numbered Houses - Thursday & Sunday Between the hours of: 5:00 a.m. –9:00 a.m. & 8:00 p.m.—12:00 Midnight For those residents installing SOD You are required to contact the town office for authorization of additional watering days. Watering times for NEW SOD remains the same as above.

Wild Pink Yonder ride is a 22 day, 330 mile horseback trek through Alberta in an effort to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Starting in the Crowsnest Pass, the ride will come through Turner Valley on August 19. Organizers are looking for host ranches and donations of feed and a camping area. The group is challenging every town along the route to show support by becoming the “Pinkest Little Town” along the trail. Residents and businesses are encouraged to find creative ways of recognizing the cause. If you are able to help, or would like more information, please visit and organizer Rusty Hurl at

NOTICE TURNER VALLEY WATER WORKS OPEN HOUSE Location: Turner Valley Town Office Date: July 28, 2011 Time: 7:00 p.m. The Town of Turner Valley Water Works Advisory Committee is hosting a public information Open House. MPE and Stantec will be available to discuss the applications going forward to Alberta Environment requesting amending approvals in regards to the Turner Valley water reservoir and water plant. The amending applications address requests for a time extension and modifications to the monitoring program.

How far can you swim to help others? Join us in our quest to raise funds to assist the people of Slave Lake. Get your pledges and get ready to swim lanes!


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Monday – Friday 7:00 am to 9:00 pm daily Saturday & Sundays – 12:00 Noon to 9:00 pm daily Swimming schedules and information is available online, at the pool or the municipal office.

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REGULAR HOURS OF OPERATION Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - 9:30 am to 6:00 pm Saturdays - 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Closed- Sundays, Mondays & Saturdays on Statutory Holiday Long Weekends

Local businesses participate in a friendly flower box contest. Be sure to vote for your favourite. Visit merchants in Turner Valley and Black Diamond for details.

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Registration forms and information available at the Dr. Lander Memorial Swimming Pool at Swim for a minimum of 30 minutes up to a maximum of 4 ½ hours on th th July 29 OR July 30 Minimum Entry Pledge: $50.00 per swimmer Get family and friends behind you! Please book your swim time with pool staff when registering. 100% of all pledges will be donated to Slave Lake through the Canadian Red Cross responding to wild fire evacuees in Slave Lake and surrounding areas. Proudly supported by


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The Marx Brothers had 'em rolling in the aisles with their 1935 blockbuster, A Night At The Opera. 66 years later I've managed to top their wackiness with a night at the auction. A number of years ago, I attended a charity auction for an organization called Dreams Take Flight. Not being all that familiar with auctions, I found that after waving hello to a friend across the room, I'd established myself as the winning bidder on items such as a $2000 electric dog polisher or a $1500 fur sink. As the years passed and I'd managed to re-gift such items to folks I wasn't particularly fond of, the concept of a Silent Auction took hold. It seemed simple enough. You'd enter a room that looked like a trade show for department store buyers and write your bid down on a slip of paper that was taped to the item in question. Minutes before the bids were set to close, you'd sprint around the room to ensure you'd bid high enough on coveted items such as the soup barbecue. And at the end of the night, you'd roll home with a treasure chest full of goodies that any reasonable person would perhaps someday find a use for. All for a good cause. Fast forward to 2011 where advances in technology have made their way to the auction floor. It's still called a silent auction but in truth it's more like an ongoing e-bay type process that builds to a frenzy on the actual night of the event. In a nutshell, items are displayed on a web-site with access granted to registrants by means of a smart-phone. Bidding starts a month or so before the actual event and as more and more items are added, more and more bids can be logged. I've now discovered that giving me control of a smart phone is a lot like putting Stevie Wonder behind the wheel of a Smart Car. The unit may be smart as hell but at the end of the road looms disaster.

Just after midnight, we rolled out of the event laden with enough merchandise that were we to be boarding a flight, we'd have been charged for excess luggage. The fact I'd decided to take the sports car with 19 cubic inches of trunk space to the event didn't help matters much. My lovely bride's expertise garnered from years of attending DIOR's "as many shoes as you can pack into your purse for 1 low price" certainly saved the day. And as we arrived home and began uncrating the newfound treasures, the full magnitude of what we acquired unfolded in all its splendor. The first item was a canister of Zen green tea which on the side read: "A delicately balanced blend of green tea, spearmint, lemon verbena and lemongrass frequently enjoyed before sessions of yoga, Pilates or yak herding." The 2nd can of Herbal Infusion Tea had the inscription, " did you know - bricks of tea were once used as currency in Tibet. This practice fell out of favour as it was often quite difficult to make change." All well and fine other than I'm a coffee fanatic and had no idea I'd even bid on this product - kind of like a Great Dane owner picking up cat toys. The next ditty really threw me for a loop. A 6 inch high statue of the 60's era action hero, Batgirl. Now I've never seen an actual picture of a badly botoxed reject from an anger management session, but were I to have this would be it. I tossed it at one of the dogs as a chew toy and the terrified beast hasn't come out from under the bed for a week now. Of course there were also some fairly goofy items tucked away. One gem however stood out like a diamond in a cow patty. It seems I'd been the successful bidder on a 'commercial style 58mm convex end tamper with acrylic accents in an 18/10 stainless steel body. Dishwasher safe'. I was stumped. It had the overall

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appearance of a cold war era government stamping device that officials would use on everything from passports to auction admission documents. Looking it up at 2 am on Mr. Google's dictionary, I find that I'm now the proud owner of a device that's used by professional chefs and baristas to create the perfect coffee puck. Calling on Mr Google one more time, I discover that a coffee puck is if you will, the Zen of espresso creators in their quest to brew the perfect cup. Of course it helps if you also have the $2500 Espresso machine to go along with the tamper. Which as I scoured through the rest of the box I discovered - I did not. It is however nifty enough I'm thinking of using it as a door knocker. I can hardly wait until next year. I'm told that some of the items up for bid will be the actual instruction booklets for the items that flew out the door this year. Adios until next time Dave Heron *on a serious note* Anyone who knows me will agree that technology is best kept out of my grasp, and that the story is more or less a true reenactment of what happens when I'm given free reign of electronic hand held devices. That said, Dreams Take Flight is one of the most remarkable charitable foundations in the country and over the past 20 years has sent thousands of very special needs children to Disneyland for a day. For 15 of those years I'm very proud to have been associated with these outstanding folks and will if necessary, buy a larger house to store what I anticipate will be more goofy auction items in the years to come. 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:

A Bit o’ Fun ~ Bill Gates vs Ford

For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on. At a recent computer expo, Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, 'If Ford had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.' In response to Bill's comments, Ford issued a press release stating: If Ford had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part): 1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash........Twice a day. 2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this. 4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine. 5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads. 6. The oil, water temperature and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single 'This Car Has Performed an Illegal Operation' warning light.

Faith Forum

Last time we talked about connections - relationships with people and most importantly, with God. In a nutshell, we talked about how through prayer (direct talking with God), we can have that most vital relationship that we were meant to have with Him. That “…It was all his doing; we had nothing to do with it. He gave us a good bath, and we came out of it new people, washed inside and out by the Holy Spirit. Our Savior Jesus poured out new life so generously. God's gift has restored our relationship with him and given us back our lives. And there's more life to come - an eternity of life! You can count on this.” (Titus 3:3b The Message) When we are those 'new people' as talked about above, (where I've told God that I want to be free from my wrongdoings and want to live for him as I should as we talked about in the last article), then I need to know what to do next in this new relationship and learn what this new life looks like. Having a new relationship with God is not just going to church on Sundays. It is a way of life, following Jesus 7 days a week. There are some things we need to do in order to grow in this relationship and learn what it

Grassroots ~ July 19th - August 1st, 2011


7. The airbag system would ask 'Are you sure?' before deploying. 8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna. 9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car. 10. You'd have to press the 'Start' button to turn the engine off.


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Connections, Part 2

means to be a Christ follower. How do I grow in this new connection I have made? One of the most important things we need to do is to read his Word, also called 'The Bible.' You will want to read it in a version that is easier to understand and follow. The more modern versions such as the New International Version, The New Living Bible and The New King James Version are easier to understand than the older versions. For reading purposes, The Message is an easy account to understand. There are others, but these are given as examples. Reading some of God's word each day and studying it are essential components to growing in this new relationship. When we read, we need to talk to God about what we've read through prayer (that vital direct dialogue connection with God) and also talk to him about those around us and our growing in him, thanking him for all he has done for us. Another important aspect to growing is the Holy Spirit – he is the spirit of Jesus who actually lives in us when we give our life to God. "If you love me, show it by doing what I've told you. I will talk to the Father, and he'll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This


By Gloria Wessner Friend is the Spirit of Truth. The godless world can't take him in because it doesn't have eyes to see him, doesn't know what to look for. But you know him already because he has been staying with you, and will even be in you!” (John 14: 15-17 The Message) The Holy Spirit helps to make the headship of Jesus in my life a fulfilling and practical relationship. He constantly fills the believer with love and teaches them how to live. He will only do this if he is invited and controls only where I voluntarily cooperate. He does not go against that which I haven't let him do. When I don't cooperate, though, I lose out on what God is trying to accomplish in my life and what is best for me. The more I learn to listen to his 'promptings' in my life and cooperate with him, the more fulfilling and loving I am. Another important aspect of my new relationship is to live in community with those who have this personal relationship with God, too. A group of believers, who are growing in their relationship with him and with each other, are vital to my growth in this connection with God. A healthy group of people helping one another to grow in this relationship, shepherded by a gentle and sensible leader (not

'dictated' to or using spiritually abusive methods to get you to do what they want), will help a person grow in this new life. That can take shape in the form of a Bible study group and/or a church where it fits for you. There is so much more to learning about a new life in Christ and in this short article we've only but touched on some of the basics. It takes a lifetime to learn and explore most of the aspects of it. Below is a piece from God's Word that puts in a nutshell what this life in Christ is about: “This is how we know we're living steadily and deeply in him, and he in us: He's given us life from his life, from his very own Spirit. Also, we've seen for ourselves and continue to state openly that the Father sent his Son as Savior of the world. Everyone who confesses that Jesus is God's Son participates continuously in an intimate relationship with God. We know it so well, we've embraced it heart and soul, this love that comes from God.” (1 John 4:13 The Message) If you have any questions or would like some guidance in this new connection with God, feel free to write me at: , and I would be glad to talk to you.


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Grassroots ~ July 19th - August 1st, 2011

From My Bookshelf....

The Sentimentalists ~ Johanna Skilsrud Family life and family members are complicated and everyone has beneath the surface stories. Napoleon Haskell is no exception, but it is irony when he is near death that his daughter, whose own life is unraveling, hears his story for the first time. "When we were young we called Henry our grandfather because we had no better term to describe the relationship." Henry Carey is the father of Owen Carey, Napoleon's best friend. When Owen dies fighting in Vietnam, Napoleon spends years looking for Henry. He had not thought to look in Canada. But Henry did indeed live in Canada, in "Casablanca" - a town created from the remnants of another town now completely underwater - the result of the opening of the St Lawrence seaway. This story is built in layers. It is slow paced and the language is beautiful. Like the towns now underwater, "nothing disappears, it just gets hidden sometimes." The troubling subject of war, whether in Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan, will make this novel timeless. Skilsrud's own father fought in Vietnam and had "in him a deep anger toward a government willing to repeat the mistakes of the past at the expense

of innocent people, soldiers as well as civilians." In this thought provoking work, the author manages the horror of war and the sadness people live through, but also finds the nugget of heroism in all of us. Sometimes that just means getting up in the morning. The eradication of communities, displacements of people, devastation of land and the impact on wildlife - both on land and in the water due to the flooding of the seaway, was an eye-opener for me. This is not a wildly exciting book and I found it strangely reminiscent of "The English Patient�. The language is often ornate - revealing the author's roots as a poet, but I liked it and learned a lot about another page in Canadian history.

& The Gathering Father of the Rain ~ Lily King "Daley has spent the first eleven years of her life carefully negotiating her parents' conflicting worlds: the liberal, socially committed realm of her mother and the conservative, decadent, liquor-soaked life of her father." This thumbnail is the perfect overview of the book. However, there are many themes explored before the conclusion. No matter how base and abusive he becomes, Gardiner Amory is still Daley's father and she has a daughter's

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By Lynn Willoughby love for him. She can, and does, reject his narrow world, but as he hits rock bottom, she will drop her entire life to try to help him and to try and build a trusting relationship. Everything she has worked for and accomplished as an adult - her relationships, friendships, job, home and connection with her brother, is put on hold. I found Gardiner, with his WASP views, his old money, skewed values, quick and devastating rages, alcoholism and base impulses, totally disagreeable. But Daley has survived her childhood surrounded by all of that and become the person she is today - with an envious job waiting for her, a black lover and a wonderful future ahead. Is it plausible she would return to live with her sexist, racist, alcoholic father? I don't think so, but we cannot underestimate the power of guilt or one's love for a parent. And none of us are beyond trying to remake the past into a better place, especially if it will make us the saviour. The heartbreak is that none of us can ever "fix" another person, especially one who is so ignorant and self-satisfied with no real interest in changing himself. The true value of this book is in the evolution of Daley, from a helpless child to a woman with choices.

P e n n y Corradine, local artist and co-owner of Wolfpack Studio, has generously donated an amazing acrylic to the Sheep River Library titled Spring Storm. This painting of a storm, much like the one that recently and dramatically raged through town, is looking west at the foothills and mountains in our Sheep River area. The skies are unsettled, a mass of colour surrounding a sun and sundogs. Throughout the years, Penny's painting practice has included several styles and mediums including oil, acrylics, watercolour, pencil, Prismacolor™ and pen and ink. She also has a large bronze sculpture of a buffalo to her credit. Her experience extends to graphic design, advertising and the visual presentation of ideas. She has juried into shows including the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Artwalk and many of the Alberta Society of Artists shows. Penny's work was on display during the opening celebration of the library and was available for viewing for the month of May and part of June. Sheep River is

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farewell to Muhammad as Librarian of Sheep River Library. The Board of Directors at the Sheep River Library regretfully accepted Muhammad's resignation last month. He has brought our library through the implementation of increased programming, expanded utilization of technology (videoconferencing) and enlarged the support base of volunteers. The biggest challenge in the last couple of years was working through the design stages of a new building, meetings with builders and finally the move into a new facility. At the same time he was establishing Graduate Foods, a family restaurant serving cuisine from his homeland, Pakistan. He has expressed a desire to concentrate on his family business and possibly move into a records management position. This mid-summer departure will give the board time to locate a replacement and, with Muhammad's capable assistance, to make a smooth transition before fall courses commence. Best wishes are extended to this very helpful, fine gentleman as he moves on with his new vocational endeavour. Bring your best wishes to the library on the 22nd.

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proud to have this magnificent painting on permanent display. Of course her other work can be seen just down the road in her studio. Liz Sullivan's paintings of the Cure for Cancer fundraiser involving 2,500 cyclists is currently on display. This show will be followed by local artists over the remainder of summer and the fall months. Palma Heming has recently taken over the voluntary responsibility of arranging upcoming exhibitions. Anyone interested in exhibiting at the library can contact Palma through the library at 9333278. Artists are invited to host an opening reception for invited guests once their work is up. While no charge is requested for the displays, it is expected that a small portion of sales be donated to the library. The theme for the display coming this fall during Alberta Art Days is FLOWERS! Paintings, photos, quilts and arrangements will be part of this October exhibition. To be part of this 'flower power' demonstration, get your works of art ready and contact Palma! FAREWELL Open House Everyone is invited to the library on Friday, July 22nd between 2 and 4pm to say

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Legion Leanings Gardens Galore

While many activities are on summer hiatus and other than for emergent reasons, General and Executive Meetings are not held in July or August, the work of the Legion goes on. Recent events that were well supported by members and the general public have included the Canada Day BBQ and the Stampede Pancake Breakfast. The one activity that continues is golf at the Turner Valley Golf Club. Call Howie (933 4380) if you are interested in joining this group at 5pm on a Thursday evening. Golf is followed by food and a social time and it is not unusual to see 30 or 40 folks out. Elsewhere you will see the information on the large donation made to the Sheep River Health Trust. It is the latest and largest of a long series of donations that have aided in the provision of enhanced health services to Veterans and Seniors in the region. These donations, along with various scholarship and bursary awards to stu-

dents and the support of many other youth activities are a constant source of community endeavour by your local Legion. On the topic of Seniors, the regular Seniors' Dinner will be held on Monday, July 25th. The theme is “Christmas in July” and will feature a full roast turkey dinner for $13.00. Order your tickets early as this event sells out quickly. Tickets are also available for what was a sellout event last year. This is our Second Annual Hog Roast featuring music by Gypsy and the Rose. Don't be disappointed; get your tickets early for $20.00 each. The Branch continues with its new initiative to heighten awareness of the need to remember the sacrifice of those who have died in past and current conflicts. July is a poignant month with dates that reflect Canadian commitments and losses in WWI, WWII, Korea and of course, Afghanistan. On one Sunday each month at noon, we gather at the

Cenotaph by the Legion to hold our short Service of Remembrance. The next one will be the second Sunday in August. You are invited to attend whether in or out of uniform. Each year at the end of July members of our Branch are represented at the Annual Lewis and Clarke parade in our sister city, Cutbank, Montana. We are hoping that they will have been similarly represented at the Longview “Little New York Days” Parade on July 16th where our Legion Colour Party was once again asked to lead. Don't forget the regular Kitchen offerings, which include a very good buffet on Wednesday and Friday evenings as well as menu choices on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. Also on Saturday mornings we feature a varied breakfast menu from 09:00 to 12:00. Yours in Service to Veterans and the Community ~ Comrade Malcolm Hughes

Bordering my most successful flowerbeds are rounded mounds of purple and blue interspersed with drifts of white. Groundcovers fill in space, cover ground (hence: groundcovers) and give us, if chosen carefully, a whole lot of low maintenance space. Groundcovers are excellent for borders and to fill in space among younger perennials. Grass is the ultimate groundcover, but hopefully is not growing in our flowerbeds. Groundcovers to Love: | Windflower Anemone – about 12 inches in height, big white flowers, spreads thickly and slowly enough to love. Blooms late spring to midsummer, and sometimes again in the fall. | Forget-me-not – biennial (sow seeds two years in a row to get them started). Self-seeding, small blue flowers from mid- spring to mid- summer, about 8 to 10 inches high. They grow all over the place and now are

Household Hints Summer is in full swing and the round of barbecues and summer parties are filling up the calendar. We are busy celebrating an engagement, showers for an upcoming wedding, the wedding itself and lots of family birthdays. Hosting these events are fun, and the planning takes lots of time, but I thought I'd share some hints for being a guest that I have appreciated and like to reciprocate. Pool parties are great, but entail a good deal of work on behalf of the

hosts. So, when you're invited take along your own towels, hats, sun screen. Bug spray, hoodies or sweaters for later in the day when it cools off, sandals for around the pool area and slippers or flip flops to enter the house so as not to wet the floors. If you're bringing children have water security jackets and make sure you stay close or in the water with them. The hosts shouldn't have to be responsible for being life guards along with all their

other duties. Apart from taking a host gift, we normally take snack foods; chips, salsa, as well as juice and pop. A quick stop at the dollar store and we provide the bowls and plastic cups to save the hosts from having to supply them when we arrive. They are just another small appreciation gift and often show back up at the original givers house at the next event. If you're asked to contribute something to the food table when possible use utensils and dishes that can be left be-

hind, saving the hosts from having to wash up and repack for you at the end of evening when they are busy saying goodbye to guests. If you have something in particular that you like to drink, it would be a thoughtful act to “bring your own”. We have also had guests who have arrived with a cooler, a consideration that has saved us the trouble of trying to find space in the fridge. At our larger get-togethers we also ask our guests to bring a folding chair and in

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mounding up beside purple and yellow flowering lamium. | Lamium- lots of kinds to choose from with different flower and leaf colours and patterns. The purple flowering lamium is quite aggressive but can easily be controlled just by pulling up the unwanted plants. | Canada Violet – native, white flowering violet about 8 – 10 inches tall. Beautiful, competitive in shade, spreads thickly and at a sedate rate. Blooms mid-spring to midsummer. Right now, the combinations of lamium, forgetme-not, anemone and Canada violet at bed edge are spectacular. They provide colour while the later blooming, taller flowers grow behind them. Groundcovers to Hate: | Bishop's Goutweedthis tall white and green leaved monster would probably thrive in an underground car park. Per-


Groundcovers to Love and Hate

By Karen Brewka fect for a 'hard to grow anything' spot, as long as it can be hemmed in by deep cement barriers. | Mint - lots of different kinds, some harder to grow than others. Regular, old fashioned mint is a tall, rangy, vigorous monster that needs the concrete barriers as much as the goutweed does. Everyone has different opinions about the virtues and vices of different groundcovers. I love the ones that give us flowers and texture and are easy to grow, but not too aggressive. I deeply respect the vigorous and aggressive groundcovers that will grow where no plant has grown before. The Valley Neighbors Garden Club welcomes new members. For information call Bea at 403–933–7131. The Horticultural Club meets every second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm. For information call Sheila at 403–931–3989.

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many cases the coolers have doubled as seating. If a bonfire is part of the celebration, monitor and watch over the children, an adult should supervise at all times. If you use a glass, pick it up and return it to a table or the kitchen. When lots of people and children are around an accident with a broken glass can put a real damper on the day. True also if your meal was served on china, the plates and utensils should be returned to the kitchen. Paper plates and napkins

should be put in the trash, making the end party clean up easier and believe me the hosts will definitely appreciate it. Then finally at the end of the day, pick up and take back anything that you brought that wasn't intended to be left behind. Clean up around the area where you and your family were sitting, ask the hosts if there is anything else you can do to help tidy up. These are the guests I truly appreciate and invite back again and again.

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Grassroots ~ July 19th - August 1st, 2011

Views on Vision

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By Dr. Charles A. Boulet 'Hormone-sparing Light' In the July 4th, 2011 edition of the New York Times, Laura Beils’ article "In Eyes, a Clock Calibrated by Wavelengths of Light" describes a fascinating series of research studies involving how we respond to exposure to artificial light and how it affects our hormonal rhythms. We humans are designed to live diurnally, that is work in the daytime and rest at night. Yet more and more, our environment is increasingly cast in light that is predominantly blue, as in daylight, and for longer hours. Artificial light, from computers to headlights to environmentally friendly room lighting is trending towards light that energizes and excites our senses. What we expect, and perhaps need, at night is warm light - long wavelength rays to calm us, prepare us for rest and allow melatonin to be produced. Long wavelengths - yellow, orange and red (and the invisible infrared) - are the warm colours that we also associate with fire and heat. We only foolishly expect our bodies to 'naturally adapt' to the increased exposure to excitatory electromagnetic radiation (blue light). Our physiology requires a minimum amount of rest and quiet for proper long-term optimal functioning. At a minimum, extended overexcitation through daylight and artificial light sources can easily be seen

to contribute to some mild learning disabilities (memory and executive function) and fatigue-related attention deficits. On the other end of the spectrum, people with severe lightrelated hormonal imbalances can exhibit extreme health and emotional problems. The idea of 'hormonesparing light' is a concept that will soon see greater interest in the retail markets. We can expect to see domestic and industrial lighting that is more custom tailored to the needs of the inhabitants and to the purpose of the space. This is commonly practiced now to some degree industrial and academic lighting tends to be lighted in blue to activate our sympathetic nervous responses and elevate our metabolism, while domestic spaces are bathed in warmer tones to relax us and prepare us for sleep. Future developments will see home and office automation that will balance not only intensity or level of illumination, but also the hue and saturation to promote different states of physiological 'tuning', such as for productivity, waking up, studying, exercising or having a long hot soak in the tub. Of course, this will all be controlled manually or automatically through your favourite portable device. Parents of children with learning problems are encouraged to consider reducing lighting in the evenings and to restrict exposure to electronic

devices. Video games, for example, are not only highly energizing mentally, they require extended exposure to additional blue wavelengths that the body simply does not need and is illequipped to deal with in excess. If all the chores are done and homework is accounted for, there is little need for more than 60 minutes of dedicated video gaming time in an evening. It is ultimately more important for the distracted child to learn to be quiet and still than to become more adept at something almost always completely devoid of benefit. We are only beginning to wake up to the importance of our visual world. Knowing how we are affected by visual input allows us to control the stress it imposes upon us and to use its effects to our benefit. Parents can implement some simple elements in their home lives to lessen problems of distraction, and poor concentration and memory, all stemming from poor sleeping habits. www.LearningManageme to learn more about learning and reading difficulties.

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young people and to our province as a whole. This policy "isn't just good for our children. It's good for Alberta. Increasing postsecondary participation building a more educated workforce - will foster innovation and diversification that strengthen Alberta's economy," he said. "It will also provide another tool to address our province's labour shortage issues," he added. The plan will provide a refund of tuition paid by

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Div. 4 News from Summer Councillor Suzanne Oel 2011 Dear Residents, H o p e you are enjoying your summer! A few things to keep you posted on the activities in your area of the MD of Foothills: R As a result of the many troubles with drainage and flooding this spring, your MD will be repairing roads throughout the summer. The Coal Mine Road bridge is scheduled for replacement, starting the end of July, with a plan to open in late August. Also, your Public Works Department is helping residents by providing advice on drainage problems. R The Province has set up a Disaster Recovery Program for residents of the MD of Foothills, Town of High River and Okotoks who have experienced damages that are not insured. For more information, please call: 1-888-6711111. R Alberta Transportation (through Volker Stevin) will be making some repairs of the surface on Highway 22 this summer. Highway 762, which has had some ongoing concerns, is also being addressed by Alberta Transportation. R Your MD of Foothills is helping to arrange some target shifts for enforcement to encourage safe driving and motorcycle safety on the west roads of Highways 22, 762 and 549 this summer. This will include the teamwork of our MD Peace Officers, Provincial Sheriffs and the RCMP of our area. I will continue to support these measures to bring awareness to safety and noise issues in our area. R Your Foothills Regional Emergency Commission (FRESC) & MD

have been influential in getting an oversight committee set up, which will impact and address our concerns since the consolidation of our EMS services to Alberta Health Services (AHS). Currently your 9-1-1 calls go to our dispatch in Black Diamond, which are then transferred to Calgary Public Safety Communication Service (PSC), if an ambulance is required. The purpose of this committee is to facilitate the continued team approach to resolve identified service delivery issues. The oversight committee is comprised of representatives from AHS, FRESC, PSC, MD of Foothills and Alberta Health & Wellness. I will continue to be involved in monitoring this process. R I m p o r t a n t Reminder: Know and post your MD 9-1-1 Address. Please call the MD if you need information on your address or how to post it: 403-652-2341. This address helps emergency responders to find you. It is also helpful to keep this address near your phone, should you need it in an emergency. R Our Growth Management Strategy will be launched in the Fall. We look forward to your participation in planning our Municipal District. More information will be sent to you on this. R Your MD Council and staff continue to represent you in discussions regarding the Calgary Regional Partnership and its Calgary Metropolitan Plan, by presenting the key issues of concern for the MD of Foothills. A go forward position has not yet been identified. R FYI – there will be prescribed fires in the Kananaskis area this sum-

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mer, after August 1st. In case these controlled fires affect your travels or you may notice the smoke, depending on the weather conditions, please check online for more details: R Fire Hazard: For current Fire Ban information, visit: and for information on provincial parks, visit: R Please Share the Road! Just a friendly message to remind you that the MD roads and highways are full of different users in the summer months - cyclers, people walking, horses & riders, folks enjoying scenic driving tours, travelers, recreation vehicles, wild animals, stray dogs, folks taking photos from the side of the road, road repair workers doing service on MD roads and highways, other construction, motorcycles and of course the regular commuter and transport vehicles, etc. Please be mindful of all the activities that can make your regular routes a bit of a safety hazard or obstacle course and may require more patience than usual. Please Share the Road! I enjoyed seeing many of you at the Priddis Stampede Breakfast. I hope to see you at the Millarville Rodeo August 5th, 6th and 7th and the Priddis & Millarville Fair on August 20th. www.millarvilleracetrack. com Have a safe and enjoyable summer! Suzanne Oel Councillor - Division 4, MD of Foothills

The Oral Health Connection What Is Oral Cancer? By Penny Judson-Benny, Registered Dental Hygienist Oral Cancer is cancer that occurs on the lips, inside the mouth, on the back of the throat, the tonsils or salivary glands. It occurs more frequently in men than women and most likely to strike people over 40 years of age. Smoking in combination with heavy alcohol use is a key risk factor. If not detected early, oral cancer can require surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. It can be fatal, with an overall fiveyear survival rate of approximately 50%. Part of the reason for this poor prognosis is a failure to recognize the early symptoms, so detecting oral cancer early is the key to successful treatment. What are the symptoms of oral cancer? You won't always be able to spot the earliest warning signs of oral cancer, which is why regular check-ups with both your dental and medical health practitioners are so important. They are trained to detect early warning signs of oral cancer. You should see your dentist and/or an ENT Specialist if you notice any of the following: w a sore on the lips, gums or inside the mouth that bleeds easily and doesn't heal w a lump or thickening in the cheek that you can feel with your tongue w loss of feeling or numbness in any part of your mouth w white or red patches on the gums, tongue or inside your mouth w difficulty chewing or swallowing food w soreness or unexplained pain in your mouth or the feeling that something is caught in your throat with no known cause w swelling of the jaw causing dentures to fit poorly w change in voice How can I prevent oral cancer?

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If you don't chew or smoke tobacco – don't start! Tobacco use accounts for 80 to 90 percent of oral cancers. Smoking – the link between smoking, lung cancer and heart disease is well established. Smoking also affects your general health, making it harder to fight infections and recover from injuries and surgery. Among young adults, smoking can lead to stunted growth and other developmental difficulties. Many smokers find they can't smell or taste as well as before and risk developing bad breath and stained teeth. Smoking cigarettes, a pipe or cigar greatly increases your chances of developing cancer of the larynx, mouth, throat and esophagus. Because so many people are not aware of or ignore early symptoms, oral cancer often spreads before it is detected. Chewing Tobacco – Chronic users of smokeless tobacco are 50 times more likely to develop oral cancer than non-users. People who stop using tobacco, even after many years of use, greatly reduce their risk for oral cancer. Chronic and/or heavy use of alcohol also increases your risk of cancer and alcohol combined with tobacco creates an especially high risk. How is oral cancer treated? After a diagnosis has been made, a team of specialists (including oral surgeons, ENT Specialists and dentists) develops a treatment plan to fit each patient's needs. Surgery is usually required, followed by radiation and chemotherapy. Each time you consume foods and drinks that contain sugars and starches, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack your teeth for 20 minutes or more. To reduce damage to your tooth enamel, limit the number of between meal snacks and drinks. When

you do snack, choose nutritious foods such as cheese, raw vegetables, plain yogurt or fruit. What oral side effects occur with radiation? When radiation is used for the head and neck area, many people experience irritation in the mouth, 'Dry Mouth', difficulty swallowing and changes in taste. Radiation also increases your chances of getting cavities, therefore it is especially important to take good care of your teeth, gums, mouth and throat during radiation treatment. Be sure to talk regularly with your cancer specialist and dentist about any mouth problems you might have during and after radiation treatment. Also, discuss with your dentist, prior to starting the head and neck cancer therapy, what you can do before, during and after your therapy to help prevent the possible oral side effects. Important Oral Health Tips During Therapy w Brush and floss after meals daily w Avoid spices and coarse food like raw vegetables, dry crackers and nuts w Avoid tobacco and alcohol w Eat/chew sugar-free gum or candy to keep your mouth moist Before radiation treatment, notify your dentist and make an appointment for a complete check-up and teeth cleaning. Ask your dental health professional to consult with your radiation oncologist before your radiation treatment begins.

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Grassroots ~ July 19th - August 1st, 2011

Supporting Grain Farmers and Seniors Brought to you by: Ted Menzies, M.P. Macleod Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance Did you know that… this serious issue. We have also Did you know the Minister of State for Seniors extended the Targeted Initiative that… Earlier this month Alice Wong recently highlighted for Older Workers and elimiMinister Ritz announced that that more than 680,000 of Can- nated the mandatory retirement our Government will ensure ada's lowest-income seniors will age for federally-regulated that Western Canadian grain now benefit from the most sig- employees; giving seniors who farmers are given the freedom nificant increase to the Guaran- want to remain active in the to choose whether to sell grain teed Income Supplement (GIS) workforce the freedom to make on the open market or through in 25 years. Canada's seniors that choice. We're also working the Canadian Wheat Board. We built our country and they to introduce the new Pooled Regwant to work with the grain deserve our thanks, which is istered Pension Plan to better industry to find positive, con- why your government is taking help older workers save and structive solutions for moving strong action to support seniors build their retirement income. the sector toward a brighter eco- and includes the largest Guaran- Your government received a nomic future. We believe that teed Income Supplement strong mandate from Canadians all Canadian farmers should be increase in a quarter century. to improve seniors' quality of able to position their busi- Since 2006 your Government life. That's why we are working nesses to capture the marketing has provided over $2.3 billion in hard to ensure that our policies, programs and services continue opportunities that are open to annual tax relief for seniors and to provide opportunities for them. By allowing market free- pensioners, removed 380,000 seniors to improve their wellseniors from the tax rolls comdom, grain growers will be able being and quality of life. to market based on what is best pletely, introduced pension For further information, income splitting, ushered in an for their own business. This please contact: automatic renewal of the GIS, decision will attract investThe Office of the Honourable ment, encourage innovation, made significant investments in Ted Menzies at (613) 995-8471 affordable housing for lowcreate value-added jobs and For further information about income seniors and doubled the build a stronger Canadian econpension income credit. As Government updates and news omy. For more information: pledged in the Speech from the in the Riding please visit my Throne, your Government will website at: _e.php?s1=n&s2=2011&page also combat elder abuse in all its =n110629a forms and raise awareness of

What happens when advertising stops? By Tanya Thibodeau The reasons we are unable to introspect on advertising's effects, especially in low-involvement situations, are: 1. the effect of each single ad exposure is small; 2. with repetition, even imperceptibly small effects can build into larger perceived differences between brands; 3. if something gets repeated constantly without challenge, our minds seem to regard this as prima facie evidence that maybe, just maybe, it is true (the truth effect); 4. often it is no big deal to us which of the alternative brands we choose, anyway. Understanding this also explains why tracking campaign advertising is far more effective than trying to track the effectiveness in one single ad delivered through one particular media. We don't know a lot

about what happens when advertising stops but what we do know is enough to warrant caution. Most companies don't know what happens when advertising stops because they only look at the immediate sales figures. If sales don't go down, they breathe a sigh of relief. But it is critical to look at what is going on underneath, at the brand image and 'brand value' level. Here is where the early warning signs of erosion in brand value are likely to be seen first. So stopping advertising could be a smart decision. But, then again, it could be a time bomb. Remember the milk company I mentioned in a previous article? Well a doctoral thesis on milk advertising in the United States some years ago revealed the delayed nature of the time bomb. It underlined the fact that maintenance of sales in the short or medium term after ceasing to advertise

is no reason for complacency. In a prolonged series of test market experiments, it was found that nothing happened to sales when advertising of milk was stopped. Nothing, that is, for 12 months! After a year of no advertising, milk sales suddenly went into a sharp decline and continued to decline at a sickening rate. Advertising restarted immediately, but it was too late. It took another 18 months to halt the decline and then begin to reverse it. So beware of the delayed time bomb. To regain a favourable position that is lost during belt tightening can cost more in the long run than to try to retain it by continuing to advertise at a maintenance level. To read more articles on marketing please go to the Gateway Gazette’s online marketing blog at: http://gazettemarketing.

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Submitted by Muriel Knowler Two years ago, in the tiny village of Kiliki, Bali, I met an artist who would change my life – and I, his. My friend's name is Dolit and he is a traditional artist making a living the traditional, Balinese way. Dolit has earned his living from art for most of his fortysomething years and now his is unable to continue. His work is extremely delicate. Single horse hairs are often used to scribe the fine details and lines of his pieces. Another canvas is so full with the details of a Balinese village life that one could 'read it' for hours. Now, he can no longer see those fine details and delicate lines. My husband took his reading glasses from his pocket and handed them to Dolit. Gingerly, Dolit tried them on and, literally, could not believe his eyes! He

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was astounded the glasses helped him see so clearly and tears rolled down his cheeks. A simple fix, you might say. Yes, in Canada, reading glasses are a simple fix. For a couple of bucks, you can pick a pair up almost anywhere. Not so in Bali, Indonesia or many other developing countries around the world where 'a couple of bucks' is all a family's income may be for a week! And where do you go to buy them when you're in a tiny village perched on the side of a volcano?! To the majority of the population in Bali, reading glasses are a totally, unaffordable luxury – and many villagers are not aware these glasses even exist! Hard to imagine in this day and age. In January of this year, I went back to Bali with a mission: To dispense reading glasses to artists who could no longer see to continue their work and make a living. I sourced a manufacturer in China who was sympathetic to my cause and gave me great support – and a great price! Three hundred reading glasses of 5 different diopters were shipped to Bali, arriving one day after Jackie Blight and I had touched down.

Jackie wanted to see Bali before she went on to Australia. This was my seventh trip to paradise and I was thrilled to have a travelling companion and to show her around. She knew about my mission and was happy to help. And with that, Art Without Borders, was brought to life. We began our search for artists in need of reading glasses at galleries, art studios, retail shops selling weavings. Ubud, in central Bali, became our home base because of its reputation as the art centre of the tropical island. Within four weeks, we ran out of glasses and placed an order for 600 more. Jackie and I visited painters and weavers in tiny villages, schools, museums and art galleries with glasses in hand. We'd sit in the dim, dusty weaving 'barns' and weavers would come to us. One on one, we would have them try on each diopter of glasses to see which was best. They'd sit at their looms and gently perch the glasses on their noses and peer down at the minute silk threads. In exchange for the glasses, if they could afford or wanted, we asked the artists for a piece of

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‘Keep Your Smile For A Lifetime!’


Grassroots ~ July 19th - August 1st, 2011

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

Business Printing

Premium quality personalized products for your business.




FLOEN Ph: 403.933.2722 206 Main Street NW, Turner Valley Sun - Thurs 10am - 10pm Fri - Sat 10am - 11pm

We Buy Scrap Cars

Present this ad and receive 10% Off


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

food & beverage only


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


HEALTH & BEAUTY CranialWorks craniosacral therapy for humans and animals

Kirsten Menk

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

Please call Wilma 403-933-7492

Mill ar vil le , AB

(403)93 1 -2684 www.cranial cdncount ry @ y


Kelly Culliton RN, CBT


personalized home design & plans - town & country - additions

Donna Turner







Registered Massage Therapist

Cell: 403-813-7742 Office: 403-933-3088 Sheep River Centre Black Diamond, AB

h Relaxation & Therapeutic Massage h Cranio-Sacral Therapy

ONLINE ADVERTISING W G AT E AY T h e G a t e w a y GAZETTE to your Combining the power of Offline Ÿ Social Media .... Online Ÿ Websites Ÿ Online Advertising Marketing! Ÿ Offline Advertising 403-933-4283


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• Pump Installations • Line Flushing • Septic & Holding Tanks • Portable Toilet Rentals • Frozen Culverts & Lines • Camera Line Inspections

For All Your Septic Service Needs


Tack & Feed Supplies Monday thru Friday 11am - 7pm Saturday 10am – 5pm




Specializing in Biofeedback therapy for stress reduction, pain management and muscle retraining Supplements Wellness Products

HORSES Horsemanship Facility

Tel: 403 933 7707 401 Government Rd South, Black Diamond

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

Just One Big Happy Family!


403-938-2469 ~



High Quality Yard Products

Black Diamond Liquor Store

• Screened & Virgin Loam (Top Soil) • • Garden Mixes • Compost • Bark Mulches • • Gravel Products • Custom Screening •

403-703-SOIL (7645) Have A Dirty Day!


1 block north of 4 way stop in Black Diamond

WASTE REMOVAL Horse Boarding

S u n d a n c e S a d d l e r y I n c. DJ Ranch M o re t h a n j u s t a h o r s e s t o re ! • S a d d l e - f i t t i n g • c l o t h i n g • g i f t s a n d fe e d •

403-899-2172 403-287-3252 PLUMBING

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


AQUACLEAR DRILLING INC. • Domestic & Industrial Water Wells • Well Servicing & Repairs • Shock Chlorination • Air Rotary Drilling • Professional Service & Quality • 25 years experience

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

Al LeRossignol

Lewis Parkhouse

(Beside the Esso)


Cell 403-771-9097

101 Centre Ave, Black Diamond

403-933-2757 Fax: 403-271-7969 Plumbing, Gasfitting, Renovations, Rough-ins & 24 hr Service

Owner / Operator High River, AB

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Call 403-933-GATE (4283) Today! Summer Camps

DJ Ranch Horsemanship Facility now taking bookings for 2011 Kids Summer Day Camps Running every week in July and August. Booking up fast so call TODAY!

403-938-2649 or visit:

Business Opportunities Attention! Work from home, turn 10 hrs/wk into $1500+ a month, free-on-line training. ************************ Attention! Build a business at home. No parties or driving. Turn 10 hrs/wk into excellent income! Free online training; Flexible hours.

Commercial Space for Rent For rent in Black Diamond – Commercial Space. 900 sq ft. Close to main street. Recently renovated. Excellent parking. Reduced Rent: $750/month, heat & water included. Available immediately. Phone 403-933-2560 for showing.

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

For Sale Small speed boat for sale. No motor or trailer. Needs some work. $150 obo. 403-938-2469.

Give Away Free box full of Aquarium Accessories, CB Radio, Sunbeam outdoor BBQ on wheels. 403-933-2754 ask for Don.

Hay and Feed Excellent Quality Horse Hay. Heavy, small squares - 60/40 Timothy/Alfalfa. Pick up from field and save. $5 from field. $7 once stacked. 1 mile N. of Turner Valley. 403-933-3977.

Lost and Found Found at Oilfields Food Bank, Lewis Memorial Church, Ladies Gold Wedding Band. Phone Sharon at 403938-7719. ************************ A set of keys was found near the Glen Mead Park Seniors facility.

Work from Home Imagine the freedom of working from home. No experience needed, step-by-step training provided. Apply on line and get started today! Visit: http://erinsenecal.theonlin There is a Sharks Hockey Puck on it. To claim call 403-933-7122. ************************ Ladies Watch with personalized engraving was found on the Football field at Oilfields School in early May. Call the school to identify: 403-938-4973.

Rentals Shared Accommodation in Turner Valley available immediately. Must be employed, non-smoker, social or non drinker. Bright and clean, furnished main floor w/gas fireplace. Includes; tv/dvd, cable, wireless internet & utilities. No pets please! $500 security deposit & $500 monthly fee. Call (403) 938-6596.

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.

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Call 403-933-4283 or 403-938-2469 for details.

company of seniors and love music please contact Michelle, Recreation & Volunteer Coordinator at 403.933.4028 or email recreation.hcl@foothills ************************ Volunteers needed for the 15th Annual Millarville Rodeo August 5th, 6th & 7th, 2011. 18 and over have the option of completing ProServe at no cost. Flexible shifts and camping available. Email: Volunteer4MillarvilleRodeo@hotm ************************

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Turner Valley Hotel

(Located left at the 4 Way Stop in Turner Valley)


Contact 403-933-7878, ask for Bonnie

49th Annual

FLOWER FESTIVAL Christ Church, Millarville

Saturday, July 23rd & Sunday, July 24th

11:00am - 3:00pm

Volunteers 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 fund-raising for new furniture and shelving for the new facility. Community sign team for the outdoor types needed to help once in a while in putting up wording to announce upcoming events. Call Gita at the library 403933-3278. ************************ The High Country Lodge in Black Diamond is currently seeking Vo l u n t e e r s w h o w o u l d b e interested in leading our “Saturday Night Sing a Long” program from 7:00 - 8:00. If you enjoy the


Tea served on Saturday only Cost for tea: $5.00 per person All welcome to our Church Service Sunday, 11:30am

For se Lea ub-


Approximately 1,000 Square Feet in strip mall in Black Diamond On site garbage removal and snow clearing/lot maintenance included

Available Some short term rental subsidy may be available

Current lease expires August 2013

Contact Glenn at


WHY HAVE A HOME INSPECTION? Buying a home may be the greatest single investment you will ever make. But is it a good investment? Why not get it inspected by a fully qualified & Insured Home Inspector, plus as a certified Thermographer, we have the technology to see beyond the drywall, with our Thermal Imaging equipment, we can see missing insulation, mould, damp, leaks, heat loss that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Plus this could save you $$$'s on your future energy bills. Cell: 403-667-4924 • Toll Free: 1-888-503-1280 E-mail:

Class 1, 3, or 5 Drivers Wanted for Calgary and/or Edmonton! Core-Mark International is a rapidly growing leader in the distribution of consumer products to the Convenience Retail industry. We are one of the largest wholesale distributors in our industry, serving over 25,000 customers in the North America. CoreMark International provides a progressive, growth oriented work environment, where you'll enjoy greater autonomy and a strong team atmosphere. Applicants must be able and willing to work 4, 10 hour shifts per week. Applicants must also possess a clean driving record and be able and willing to comply with all company/delivery & security policies and procedures including DOT legal requirements. Applicants must also be able to manage and meet scheduled deadlines. Applicants must also be dependable, safety conscious, team orientated, and possess strong customer relations skills. COMPANYWILLING TO PAYTO TRAIN! RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Drives truck to deliver such items as soft drinks, bakery products, specialty foods. 2. Writes customer order and instructions. 3. Collects or picks up empty containers or rejected or unsold merchandise. Loads truck. 4. Issues or obtains customer signature on receipt for pickup or delivery. 5. Cleans inside of truck. Performs routine maintenance on truck. 6. Perform other duties as required. 7. ACCOUNTABILITY IS A MUST! Compensation: $17.55/hr to $21.55/hr. Hourly rate is dependent on classification. Stop, cube and mile incentive also available. To Apply: Email: Fax: 403-279-1963 Mail: 8225-30th Street SE, Calgary, Alberta T2C 1H7


Grassroots ~ July 19th - August 1st, 2011

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2011-07-19 Grassroots  

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2011-07-19 Grassroots  

Bringing the "Good" of your community to you. The Gateway Gazette is your Good News newspaper serving the communities of the Foothills.