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Quality Efficiency Attitude

WE’RE MOVING! Opening in new location November 1! #2, 162 Hampshire Rd.

BIGGER & BETTER!

a1 Signs Design Company Inc. opened in October 2013, providing indoor & outdoor signs, graphic design, vehicle lettering and graphics, billboards, banners, fleet graphics, hand crafted signs, sandblasted cedar and HDU signs, as well as repair and restoration to existing sandblasted signs. Steve McHugh, owner/operator, has been in the sign industry since 1988, and enjoys the hands-on aspect of seeing a project go from a thought to a finished sign. The industry is constantly changing and evolving, and Steve works hard to grow with it. a1 Signs Design Company Inc. offers all types of signage, vehicle lettering and graphics in an effective and efficient time frame. We are also able to specialize in traditional sign requirements, hand painted signs, sandblasting (repair & restoration). We also feel it is extremely important to keep up to date on the latest technologies available to the industry. a1 Signs Design Company Inc. is not simply a vinyl application shop, it is where traditional craftsmanship and modern technology meet. Quality, efficiency, attitude... it’s all a1!

780-865-3191 • E: steve@a1signshinton.ca • W: www.a1signshinton.ca


We would like to send out a huge thank you to the following sponsors, volunteers, and organizers who helped make this year’s Walk for ALS a huge success! Glen Barrow Dave Rees Tanya Barrow Laura Balcaen Ali Rasmussen Connolly Sam Rasmussen Connolly Jo-el Kathrein Helmig Fire and Safety Barrow Safety Services Alice Adams Hinton Farmers Market Tim Scaife Tony Nelson Bighorn Wildlife Technologies Limited A1 Signs Remax Freson Bros - Hill Tim Hortons Wild Orchid All of the businesses who supported Paint it Purple

Thank You!


Terrifying

Trivia

Saturday, Oct. 29 Trivia starts at 7:00 pm! Enter to win a $100 Gift Certificate. No entry fee! Dress up to win prizes!

Female Exotics

SCARAOKE Halloween Karaoke Saturday, Oct. 29 Howling starts at 9:30 pm!

HALLOWEEN BASH

Every Wednesday & Thursday

Saturday, October 29 $2.75 Bottled domestic beer & hiballs 8 - 11 pm $3.50 shot special NO COVER! $200 prize for best costume!

Showtime 9:30 pm

DAY OF THE DEAD

Dress up to win prizes!

Woodcutter Lounge

Hinton’s ONLY Source of Adult Entertainment!


889 Switzer Drive Hinton, Alberta

1-855-8-BARROW LOCAL:

780-865-7763

At Barrow Safety Services, we offer a variety of services and can tailor our training to fit with your needs. We are a versatile company with a lot of energy! We will always take the time to safely go through every task, ensuring your understanding and confidence. • Traffic Control • Pilot Trucks • Barricades • Portable LED Signage • Air Trailers • Gas Monitors Asbestos, Lead & Radon Hazardous Materials Assessment

15 years of serving Hinton! Safety Services including COR/SECOR Compliance Audits, OH&S Audits, ISN, Complyworks and PICS Compliance, and On-site Safety support and advice. We also rent various safety equipment – ask us! In-House and Mobile Safety Services include Drug and Alcohol Testing, Custom Ear Plugs, Medicals, PFTs, Audiometric Testing and Respiratory Fit Testing.

For more information about Safety Training, call Vicki at 780-865-7763. For more information about Hygiene Testing, call Sandi at 780-865-7763. For Operation Inquiries, call Dave at 780-865-7763.

www.barrowsafety.com


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128 Steele Crescent 780-865-5046 www.cascadecollision.ca

FREE ESTIMATES INSURANCE SERVICES ACCESSORIES SALVAGE INSPECTIONS BODY/FRAME REPAIRS

CORE VALUES COMMITMENT TO QUALITY ADDED VALUE THROUGH TRAINING AND EDUCATION

COMPLETE DETAILING PAINT REPAIRS GLASS REPLACEMENT SCORPION SPRAY ON BED LINERS RV REPAIRS For more than 42 years the residents of Hinton have relied upon the dependability of Cascade Collision Services for quality auto body repair. Originally opened in December of 1973, Duane and Jan took over from the original owner in 2005, expanding the business and relocating to its current location on Steele Crescent. The more than 13,000 square foot facility offers the latest in technological advancements in equipment, with paint booths, an aluminum repair stall, shops large enough to accommodate all sizes of RV’s and most importantly the trained staff to offer the best service possible.

SUSTAINING A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT CONFIDENTLY LEADING THE INDUSTRY ACTIVE IN OUR COMMUNITY DEDICATED TO CONTINUOUS

“The crew is what makes the shop work,” said Duane. “It’s a huge time commitment and a special level of dedication is necessary, by all of them, in order for us to stay an industry leader.”

EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE

In 2011 Jan and Duane took their next step in becoming the go-to business in their field by becoming an official CSN Collision Centre, passing strict customer service criteria for membership.

IMPROVEMENT

With more than 100 years of experience between them, Cascade’s technicians are trained to the I-Car Gold Class standard, the highest standard of training that can be obtained in the industry. In an industry where technological advances happen at a rate not seen by most, Cascade Collision takes pride in staying current in all training for their technicians – including purchasing data on all the most current OEMs. “There’s no regulating body that says you must do this,” said Duane. “For me, it’s not just about profit, it’s about doing the right thing for the customer.”

CSN Centres have been hand picked as a result of their individual and superior quality standards and the designation allows Cascade to offer a Nationwide lifetime warranty on their work as well.

Cascade Collision Services is located in Hinton, AB and operates out of a 13,800 sq ft state of the art facility. Our company has been proudly serving the Hinton, AB area since December 1973 and we pride ourselves in offering the best in auto body repairs.

Cascade Collision understands that each customer and their expectations concerning auto body paint and repair are different. Their goal is to treat each person and their vehicle individually in an effort to meet their personal expectations. Complete customer satisfaction is a priority at Cascade Collision.


BALSAM COURT Large Renovated and Standard 1, 2, & 3 Bedroom units

High Speed Fibre Optik Heat, Water, Hot Water, & Parking Included Smart Card Laundry Experienced On Site Resident Managers Call 780 865-3200 www.balsamcourt.com


Men’s & Women’s Fashions 181 PEMBINA AVENUE

­ old Creek Boutique is hoping to fill a gap in the men’s and women’s clothing niche in C Hinton. Recently opened by business partners Natalie Charlton and Devlin Griffiths, two long-time members of the community, the store offers business casual clothing for a wide demographic. “We have clothing for all kinds of people,” said Charlton. “We’re not trying to bring something that’s already here – we want to bring something in that’s not here, to compliment the other clothing stores in town. We’re excited to do business together.” The store also features a selection of petite and plus size clothing for women, as well as big and tall sizes for men. To round out the merchandise, Cold Creek Boutique offers a selection of men’s and women’s shoes, purses, accessories, home decor and giftware. “We’ve got a wide variety of product,” said Griffiths. “I think we’ve stuck really well with offering quality, and the price ranges are built in with the quality. If you’re looking for something, I’m certain you can find it.” The pair came up with the idea for the business back in June. “I’ve had a close relationship with him about what I’m doing in the business and different ideas,” Charlton said. “I talked about how after the sale of the Old Grind, clothing was doing well.” Griffiths, on the other hand, had been looking at potentially purchasing a business over the last year. “Natalie and I were chatting and she wanted to expand and I was on the path of looking at men’s and women’s clothing,” he said. “It sounded like we’d be competing against each other, and we thought maybe we should not,” said Charlton. The partners purchased a building in Green Square, and began renovating it in August. “We really felt it would be a huge asset to Green Square,” said Charlton. “We’re not looking at starting up a clothing store with items that already exist in Hinton,” Griffiths added. “We know there’s lots of activewear clothes and lots of work world clothes, but I think we needed a business casual store. For me, if you wanted to buy a suit right now, you’re not finding it in Hinton. But you will find it at Cold Creek Boutique.” Griffiths is excited to provide a warm customer service experience, and said the atmosphere is comfortable, welcoming and relaxed. “If you want to flip through the racks for an hour, hour and a half, flip through the racks. My focus has always been, I don’t want to just sell, sell, sell – I want it to be an experience. I want to make sure people are enjoying themselves and leaving not just having bought a shirt, but we’ve had a conversation, had a little fun in the store, that sort of thing. More of an experience,” he said. Cold Creek Boutique will also be going live online in the near future. “We will be a full Shopify site,” said Charlton, who was born and raised in town. “We’re hoping to drive business into Hinton.” Charlton’s family has been involved in running small businesses in Hinton since the town has been in existence, and said a large part of being successful is staying grateful. “I think the biggest thing about running small business in Hinton is it’s just being grateful for Hinton. We’ve received amazing support. We’re really humbled by that, and I think that’s where a lot of the success comes from is just appreciating the business and support.”

MEN’S AND LADIES’ FASHIONS ALSO AVAILABLE IN PETITES, PLUS, AND BIG & TALL

SHOES, BOOTS, AS WELL AS WIDE-CALF BOOTS FOR THE LADIES


Men’s & Women’s Fashions 181 PEMBINA AVENUE


Join the

GIGANTIC E-WASTE School Recycling Challenge October 17 - 28, 2016

Support your local schools and our environment at the same time! Donate old, unwanted TVs, computers, cables, phones, printers and other electronics by bringing them to the drop off location below, be sure to mention your school’s name so the e-waste funding is donated to your school of choice. Schools will then receive a cash donation.

participating schools & drop off locations Fulham and Niton Central Schools: Edson Recycle Depot, Wildwood county office, and Peers, Parkcourt, Wildwood transfer sites.

Crescent Valley, École Mountain View, and Harry Collinge: Rowan Street Recycling Centre and the Hinton Regional Landfill

Jasper Elementary School: Jasper Transfer Station

Brought to you by:

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Volunteer for spooky haunted house fundraiser for SPCA. Help set up and take down. Call Keeley at 780-865-0098.

School volunteers are important. Drop in to a local elementary school to ask how to get started.

Volunteers put the

unity

in community.

Thank you for everything you do to make Hinton a great place to live, work, and play.

For more local Volunteer Postings:

govolunteer.ca

Volunteer & Information Centre lbrett@hinton.ca

780.865.2670


Fall Harvest Paint Sale

what inspires you?

Take advantage of special pricing and factory rebates of up to $10.00/gallon. Claim up to $30.00 back on selected General Paint Products* from September 26 to October 31, 2016.

780-865-5557

858D Carmichael Lane, Hinton


FLOYD FURGESON FURGESON FLOYD AND THE AND THE FLOYD FURGESON DAYBREAKER AND THE BAND FLOYD FURGESON DAYBREAKER BAND THE BAND FLOYD AND FURGESON DAYBREAKER AND THE DAYBREAKER BAND DAYBREAKER BAND

FLOYD FURGESON

Accomplished Canadian Country Music Recording Artist

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FLOYD FURGESON FLOYD FURGESON

GARRY OKRAINEC

International Steel Guitar Player (Australia),(Germany),(Spain)

GARRY OKRAINEC

International Steel Guitar Player (Australia),(Germany),(Spain)

BRAD FURGESON

Award Winning Violin Player Lead Guitar & Vocalist

BRAD FURGESON

Award Winning Violin Player Lead Guitar & Vocalist

DANNY CAMPBELL

Longtime Professional Bass Player & Vocalist

DANNY CAMPBELL

Longtime Professional Bass Player & Vocalist

Traditional & Classic Country Music Concert BRAD FURGESON DANNY CAMPBELL

GARRY OKRAINEC

GARRY OKRAINEC nternational Steel Guitar Player International Steel Guitar Player (Australia),(Germany),(Spain)

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DANNY LongtimeCAMPBELL Professional Bass Play

Longtime Professional Bass Player & Vocalist & Vocalist DANNY CAMPBELL Longtime Professional Bass Player & Vocalist

Traditional & Classic Country Music Concert Hinton Hinton, AB Traditional & Classic Country Music Concert Traditional & Classic Music Concer Hinton Legion Country th , 2016 at 7:00pm Oct. 29 TraditionalHinton, & Classic Country Music Concert t Artist AB s e u G Tickets Available at: Hinton Legion lsat rk Hinton Legion C y at 7:00pm Oct. 29th, 2016 n n h i o t Hinton Legion Juest Ar Diana’s Pets Hinton, AB G Tickets Available at: Hinton, AB Hinton, lsat rk Pembina , 2016 AB atAve. 7:00pm Oct.191 29th C y n i n t h r o th Diana’s Pets th , 2016 at Oct.Oct. 29 Hinton, AB GJuest ArtisAat rrktist , 2016 at7:00 7:00pm 29 Tickets Available at:pm 191 Pembina Ave. Ph: 780-865-7210 GJuoeGhstnunAeysCt lark k Tickets Available at: Tickets Available Diana’s Pets at: Hinton, AB Advance Tickets: $25.00 At the Door: $30.00 hJnnoyhCnnl y Clar o J Diana’s Pets 191 Pembina Ave. Diana’s Pets (Australia),(Germany),(Spain) GARRY OKRAINEC International Steel Guitar Player (Australia),(Germany),(Spain)

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Award Winning Violin Player Lead Guitar & Vocalist

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Annual General Meeting Thursday, October 27 โ€ข 7pm Harry Collinge High School Everyone Welcome Electing New Board For more information call Allan 780-817-6636 To find out what the Fรถhn Festival is all about check out www.fohnfest.ca


Marguerita Ruby Callihoo née Gravel November 19, 1929 – October 15, 2016 It is will deep sadness the family of Marguerita (Marge) Callihoo announce her passing on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Marge was the fifth child of nine born to parents Alfred (Fred) and Florence Gravel née Donnelly at home in Picardville, Alberta. Marge moved with her family to Hinton, Alberta in January 1947 and met and married her soul mate, George Callihoo on December 1, 1947. Together they raised 10 children. Marge was dedicated to her family and made a career of homemaking. Marge’s family was in her everyday practice and she leaves behind a legacy. She spent most of her days baking, cooking and making her family and friends welcome in her home. There was always fresh coffee, homemade bread and some kind of soup boiling on the stove. It was important to her that the people who stopped in felt welcome. Marge was an active community member and was involved with and volunteered for many organizations until she suffered a stroke 13 years ago. Marge leaves to mourn her passing: her loving husband of 68 years, George; her children Yvonne Oshanyk, George (Janice) Callihoo, Richard (Linda) Callihoo, Deborah Callihoo, David Callihoo, Shane (Margo) Callihoo, Calvin (Carrie) Callihoo, Trevor (Laura) Callihoo, Donna (Glenn) Taylor; Grandchildren Nadine (James) Hansen, Robert Oshanyk (Tammy Porsnuk), Lisa (John Higgerty), Chad Oshanyk, Stacey (Blaine) Dickerson, Christie (Darren) Slafurek, Tanya (Gerald) Lemky, Roxanne (Darrell) Kwasny, Ricky (Kim) Callihoo, Chrissa Callihoo, Brandon (Hayley) Vandal, Tyson Callihoo, Taylor Barilla (Miles Jones), Dakota Barilla, Danny Callihoo, Travis (Meghan) Callihoo, Chase Callihoo (Jordyn Coss), Levi Callihoo, Alicia (Mark Kosolowski) Callihoo, Kaitlin (Adam Smith) Callihoo, Kelsea Taylor, and Zach Taylor. She also leaves to mourn: her brother Melvin (Carol) Gravel, three sisterin-laws (Mable, Elsie and Penny Gravel), 31 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren, as well as many other extended family members and a host of friends. Marge was predeceased by her parents Alfred and Florence Gravel, sisters, Violet L’Hirondelle, Evelyn Callihoo, brothers, Edward, Alfred, Cyril, Edgar and Alphonse Gravel, son Randolph Callihoo and son-in-law, Dennis Oshanyk. A funeral service will be held at Our Lady of the Foothills Roman Catholic Church, 124 Tamarack Avenue, at 2:00 pm, with a viewing at 1:30 pm, on Friday, October 21, 2016. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Jones and emergency staff at the Hinton General Hospital, Home Care staff, Hinton Good Samaritan Society staff and all those who cared for Marge over the past 13 years. Foothills Memorial Chapel, Hinton Funeral Services have been entrusted with the care and arrangements. 780-865-1234. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at www.edsonfuneralhome.com.

Hinton Funeral Services

The Foothills Memorial Chapel “Serving West Central Alberta for more than 65 years”


Caroline Mary

Cheston

October 23, 1936 - October 13, 2016 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Caroline Mary Cheston on October 13th 2016 at the age of 79 in Hinton; just 10 days before her 80th birthday. Left to treasure her memory and remember all that she was is her family; brothers Richard James Innes, Terry Dale Innes and Warren S. Ritz; sons Robert and Terry John, daughter Lynn; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Travis; brother Duncan and mother and father. In keeping her wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place on October 29th at Gateway Community Church at 1:00 pm; and a time for fellowship and snacks will follow. The family wishes to thank all of the staff at the Good Samaritan Mountain View Centre in Hinton for their care of Caroline. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Caroline, donations can be made to the Good Samaritan Mountain View Centre, 1290 Switzer Drive, Hinton, AB T7V 2E9. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at www.edsonfuneralhome.com. Foothills Memorial Chapel, Hinton Funeral Services have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 780.865.1234

Hinton Funeral Services

The Foothills Memorial Chapel “Serving West Central Alberta for more than 65 years�


• Free initial consultation • Warm friendly atmosphere • Monthly payments available • Children welcome

1-877-535-5355 We are in our Hinton office the first and third Friday of every month. 780-444-3939 209-211 Pembina Ave. Hinton, AB

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HINTON GOLF CLUB’S BEST NEW MEMBER INCENTIVE EVER! To entice new members, the Hinton Golf Club is waiving its initiation fee! Pay your membership by October 31 and be waived of our $800 entrance fee!

Plus enjoy these new categories of membership: STUDENT: aged 19 - 24 • $500 INTERMEDIATE: aged 25 - 30 • $890

Rocky Mountain Tap House Open Wednesday to Saturday

Hinton Halloween Howler 760 Keil Drive, Hinton, Alberta 780-865-2904

Saturday October 29th 8:00 pm - 1:00 am $20 Per person includes entry, drink ticket and late night snacks-served at 11:00 am COSTUME CONTEST.


Ready for a magical

Christmas Party?

Book your Christmas Function Today. Space is booking quickly!

We can accommodate parties of various sizes – and of all budgets!

We have a Set Christmas Menu of 4 Appetizers, 4 Mains and 4 Desserts for $34.95. We also have a Buffet option for larger parties which is $44.95.

Ask our Chef for details. 760 Keil Drive • 780-865-2904


Please join us for

The Hinton Cancer Clinic

Grand Opening Hinton Healthcare Centre October 28, 2016 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Ribbon cutting at noon All patients, families, donors and supporters of the Hinton Healthcare Centre are warmly invited to attend the grand opening of the Hinton Cancer Clinic. Please join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony, and stay to enjoy a light lunch. Please call 780-817-5049 or email info@hintonhealthcare.ca if you require more information.


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12 Years Serving Hinton and Surrounding Area

Commercial vehicle inspection and repair 24 hour mobile service Servicing all commercial plated vehicles from 1/2 tonne to class 8 Wide range of parts – overnight delivery available Fleet maintenance and detailed records kept in system

office: 780-865-4909 24 hour mobile service: 780-740-4909 Fax: 780-865-4959 hintontruckcentre@telus.net


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JACK-O-LANTERN! YOU COULD WIN: A BOWLING PARTY FOR 10

at Perfect Game Bowling & Lazer Tag!

Fill out this form and return THIS FINISHED PAGE to The Hinton Voice at 187 Pembina Ave by 5 pm on Monday, October 24, 2016 to enter! Winners will be announced in our October 27, 2016 edition!

Name: School: Grade / Age: Phone Number:


Call or visit us to transfer your prescriptions from another pharmacy. Open M-F, 8:30am-5:30pm

Join us at our Grand Re-Opening TODAY, Oct. 20, 2016! (We have cake!)

Our Pharmacist can also do Home Visits to review your medication and help you develop a plan that meets YOUR healthcare needs!

780-865-5411 or www.hillcresthinton.com 117 Jasper Street • Hillcrest Medical Clinic


Taste of Sweden Upstairs at the Hinton Legion, October 28, 2016 Cocktails: 5:00 pm • Dinner: 6:00 pm | Music: 7:00 - 11:00 pm Tickets $22/person until Oct. 22, $27/person after.

YELLOW PEA SOUP • HARD TACK (KNÄCKEBRÖD) • SWEDISH PICKLED CUCUMBERS • EGG NOODLES WEST COAST SALAD (VÄSTUST SALLAD) • SWEDISH POTATO PANCAKE (RAGGMUNK) • CREAMED PEAS SWEDISH BAKED BEANS (BRUNA BONAR) • SWEDISH MEATBALLS (SVENSKA KJOTTBOLLAR) SALMON CASSEROLE (LAX PUDDING) • RICE PUDDING (JULGROT) • SWEDISH CAKE (TUPPAKAKA) • LOUISA BAKESTER COOKIES

WEEKLY EVENTS AT THE LEGION Tuesdays: Darts at 7pm Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays: Free Pool Saturdays: Meat Draw at 3:30pm EVERYONE WELCOME NOW BOOKING CHRISTMAS PARTIES!


We Need Your Help

for Remembrance Week The Legion is in dire need of volunteers to help in distributing Wreaths and Poppy trays for Remembrance Week! Volunteers needed for the following dates and times:

Thursday, Oct. 27 at 10:00 am to distribute Wreaths. Thursday, Nov. 10 at 10:00 am to pick up Wreaths. On each of the 2 days, everyone meet at the back door of the Legion at 10:00 am. If you can help, please call the Legion at 780-865-3116 between 2:30 pm and 6:00 pm, and leave your name and phone number!


COMMUNITY • QUALITY • SERVICE

The Hinton Voice is Hinton’s only locally owned and locally produced weekly newspaper. We cover local issues that matter to local people. Our advertising partners are almost all local.

Come see what everyone’s talking about. 187 Pembina Avenue, Hinton, Alberta Ph: 780.865.5688 Fax: 780.865.5699 www.hintonvoice.ca


120 Felaber Road • 780-865-8844

CAJUN | ITALIAN | GREEK | SEAFOOD Dance floor available for special occasions. Restaurant available for meetings & birthdays.

Come check out our every day specials! Wednesday. Ask for details. Pasta Night Free Caesar salad & Pasta Specials. Thursday. Ask for details. Greek Night Free Greek Salad with entree, Greek Food Specials.

Eros Pizza

Thin Crust Eros Pizza with up to 4 toppings. Ask for details.

$14.95 Every Day.


SPCA PET OF THE WEEK Bobbi is a very sweet and friendly Manx female that closely resembles a little bobcat. She is currently waiting for her spay date, but can be reserved in the meantime. Come down and meet all the pets at the Hinton & District SPCA. Call 780-865-2800 or stop by 209 Kelley Rd. www.hintondistrictspca.com hintonspca.blogspot.ca

Bobbi

Former Pet of the Week Remington is a well mannered 5 month old Rotti/Shepherd mix. Remington loves to play and loves his treats. He is affectionate and loves human companionship. Remington would love an active family to call his own.


Repsol is proud to invest in the communities in which we live and work On behalf of Repsol, Cody Begon, Field Operations – Wild River, presents a cheque for the amount of $500 to the Hinton Sprockids. Accepting on behalf of the Hinton Sprockids is Coordinator Tim Trahan.

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Foothills

Festival of Trees PARKS WEST MALL NOVEMBER 20TH to NOVEMBER 26TH

November 20 (Sunday) 9 am - 12 noon Set up and Decorate Trees & Drop off Gingerbread Houses.

Pre-lit trees are required, and ornaments must be secured for transporting after they are sold. Viewing begins Monday, November 21, and continues during mall hours until Saturday, November 26.

The trees will be displayed, judged and sold!

Get in the spirit of Christmas Giving by decorating a Theme Tree or Gingerbread House for our Festival of Trees!

PLEASE RSVP TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: Lynda Jonson 780.865.2360 • Elaine Koch 780.865.5066 All proceeds stay in the community and are used to improve the quality of life for our residents. Thank you for your participation from The Resident Care Foundation!


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333 Gregg Avenue, Hinton 780-865-3801 stetsonhintongm.com


Information & Notices Employment Opportunity

Insurance for Non-Profits

COMPETITION 16-23 AQUATIC HEAD GUARD – FULL TIME Under the direction of the Aquatic Supervisor, the Head Guard is responsible for assigning & directing the daily operation of the Aquatic area as outlined by the Aquatic Supervisor. The Head Guard will work in accordance with the job expectations as outlined in one of the three Head Guard specialties: Aquatic Operations & Safety, Aquatic Programming and Special Events, Advanced Aquatic Instructor Trainer. TERMS: This is a Permanent Full Time position working a 40 hour week. Coverage may include daytime, evening, and weekend work.

Join Frits Wortman of the Insurance Bureau of Canada as he discusses insurance needs and liability issues within the non-profit sector. Depending on the risks and liabilities connected to your organization’s operations, various types of insurance may be required. As a board member, staff, or volunteer, become more aware of the types and amount of insurance coverage that should be in place.

WAGE: Base rate for this position is $28.52 - $31.97

BRIDGES, 111 Government Road

START DATE: Immediately

in valley next to medical clinic

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Minimum of Grade 12 education, with minimum of 2 years experience as a lifeguard. • Minimum of one year experience in pool operation. • Computer Literacy and experience with ActiveNet. ** • Acceptable Police records check and acceptable Child Welfare check • Current Certification in: • Standard First Aid & CPR-C (Red Cross, St. John’s or Aquatic Emergency Care) • National Lifeguard Certification or equivalent • LSS Swim Instructor (WSI transfer also acceptable). • LSI • FAI & NLI • WHMIS • Pool Operator 1 & 2 certification • Pool Operator Instructor *** • LSS ASI *** • LSS SEE Auditor * • FAI(T), LSI(T) & NLI(T) * • Aqua Fitness Instructor ** • Aqua Fitness Instructor Trainer ** • Must demonstrate fitness level /physical capabilities (as per NL requirements) • Must be able to perform and lead junior staff through stressful situations. • Must possess superior problem solving skills and initiative. • Demonstrates patience and understanding of differing learning styles when mentoring staff and administering public programming. • Models appropriate behaviour in the aquatic environment. • Must be outgoing and confident in demonstrating superior public relations skills. • Be comfortable educating patrons and staff in matters of safety and policy. • Possess a strong work ethic and the ability to motivate others. • Communicates effectively and is diligent in reporting. • Demonstrates a positive, collaborative, coachable attitude; willing to learn and grow. • Demonstrates reliability, punctuality and ownership of actions. • Good time management and delegation skills. • Able to work with minimal supervision and a proven ability to give and receive constructive criticism. • Trustworthy and demonstrates ability to maintain confidentiality.

Tuesday, October 25, 5:30pm – 8:30pm Register: Phone FCSS at 780-865-6036 by Thursday, October 20 at noon Cost: $25.00 includes light supper

Spirit of Community Volunteer Profiles Hintonites have a proud history of being involved in community. Wherever there is a need, you will find volunteers. Do you know someone who volunteers for a service club or philanthropic organization (e.g. Rotary, Kinsmen, Lions, Knights of Columbus, Masons, Shriners, Legion, Hinton United Way, Resident Care Foundation, or Hinton Healthcare Foundation? Consider nominating and honouring their volunteer contributions. Submit their name, organization they volunteer with, contact number, and why you nominated them. The chosen nominee will be contacted for an interview with The Hinton Voice. All nominees names will be published.

For full Job Description of this position, visit our website: www.hinton.ca. Please submit applications and/or Resumes quoting competition number to: Elaine Fiander, Human Resources Assistant Human Resources Department, ISB Building, 330 Fleming Drive, Hinton, AB T7V 0B1 Fax: 780-865-4835 • E-mail: efiander@hinton.ca

Deadline for submissions is October 26 at noon. Email the nomination to volunteer@hinton.ca or drop off a summary to FCSS located at 805 Switzer Drive (behind library).

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The personal information obtained as a result of this advertisement will be utilized for employment opportunities only and are subject to compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

DEVELOPMENT PERMITS ISSUED The following Development Permit(s) were APPROVED for Permitted Use(s) where there has been no variance or discretion of standards or were APPROVED by Town Council under a Direct Control District and are provided as INFORMATION only: PERMIT DATE APPLICANT ADDRESS CATEGORY 9409 2016-10-13 A1 SIGNS DESIGN COMPANY INC. 2, 162 HAMPSHIRE RD. INDUSTRIAL

DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED CHANGE OF USE

VARIANCE SIMILAR USE NO NO

The following Development Permit(s) were APPROVED for Discretionary Use(s) and/or where a variance or discretion of standards has been provided: PERMIT 9406 9407 9408 9410

DATE 2016-10-12 2016-10-12 2016-10-12 2016-10-13

APPLICANT 1997351 ALBERTA LTD. BRIAN DONAIS 1230784 AB LTD. CATHY MANSON

ADDRESS 299 TOCHER AVE. 152 SUNWAPTA DR. 113 WILLIAMS RD. 194 SEABOLT DR.

CATEGORY RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL

DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED HOME BASED BUSINESS - HOME OCCUPATION HOME BASED BUSINESS - HOME OCCUPATION ACCESSORY STRUCTURE HOME BASED BUSINESS - HOME OCCUPATION

Any person claiming to be affected by the above Discretionary Use(s), or Permitted Use(s) where there is a variance or discretion of standards provided, shall serve written Notice of Appeal to the Secretary of the Intermunicipal Assessment Review, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board at the Town of Hinton, accompanied with Two Hundred Fifty ($250.00) Dollars, within fourteen (14) days of the publication of this newspaper. Appeal for Development must be recieved prior to 4:00 p.m. on November 3, 2016.

Next Town Council Meeting: 4:00 pm November 1, 2016

www.hinton.ca

VARIANCE NO NO NO NO

SIMILAR USE NO NO NO NO

Development Office – Town of Hinton 2nd Floor, 131 Civic Centre Road Hinton, AB T7V 2E5 p: 780.865.6076 f: 780.865.5706 e: dwoodman@hinton.ca

Next Standing Committee Meeting: 4:00 pm October 25, 2016


Information & Notices Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre Expansion

Celebrate

Save the Date! Public Open House October 27, 2016, 3 - 7 PM Rec Centre Foyer at Hinton Municipal Library

R DRIV SWITZE

Annual Amnesty Days Hinton patrons can get all late fines or lost book charges waived. No amounts are too small or too large for Amnesty Days!

NEW AQUATIC CENTRE

CONCEPT 1 Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre

NEW FIELDHOUSE

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NEW FITNESS CENTRE

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Drop by the library, call us at 865-2363, leave us a message on Facebook, or email us at taramill@hintonlibrary.org – whatever works for you, works for us!

LIBRAR Y

until October 31st

NEW SPLASH PARK

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Recreation Centre 10 Year Strategy - Presented by Wendy Jone...

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Fall back into using your Library with...

The Town of Hinton is working with consultants to deliver a 10 year strategic plan on the future vision of our recreation facility. As part of this process in June, Council gave direction to proceed with Expansion Concept 1, which includes a new aquatic centre, fitness centre and fieldhouse.

ADDITIONAL AREA

NEW AREA FLOOR 1 NEW ARTS EXPANSION

Free Library Cards for 60+

NEW ADMIN EXPANSION

Let’s Celebrate Hinton’s 60th!

12,180.4 m2

FLOOR 2 TOTAL

265.0 m2 12,445.4 m2

RENOVATED AREA FLOOR 1

2,977.0 m2

FLOOR 2 TOTAL

You will need to provide us with proof of your birthdate or birth year in order to receive a free library card or a free library card renewal.

Hinton Reads 2016

The book to read this October is…

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (pick up a copy at the Library)

Oct. 11th – 31st - Bonnet Craft Stop by the Library anytime to design a paper bonnet for the display. Sat., Oct. 22nd from 3 – 4 pm - Reader’s Theatre Join us for reader’s theatre and be a part of Anne’s story.

NEW AREA Page 15 of 34

Starting in October all 60+ Town of Hinton residents and those 60+ Yellowhead County residents who live in the Hinton Municipal Library service area will get a FREE Library card – ask us if you’re not sure if this applies to you.

225.0 m2 3,202.0 m2

MAIN FLOOR

SECOND FLOOR

RENOVATED AREA BOUNDARY OF NEW AND EXISTING AREA

The public feedback process includes meetings with user groups and stakeholders on October 12 and 13, as well as a public open house at the end of the month. This feedback will provide Council and administration information to gauge user group and public support for the aquatic centre and fieldhouse elements of Expansion Concept 1. Once the feedback has been received and reviewed, the expansion project will begin to take shape with estimated costs, timelines and high level design. For more information please call 780 865 6001 or email info@hinton.ca.

Fri., Oct 28th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm - Armchair Travellers Tara Million will be presenting on Prince Edward Island and Green Gables

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Playdate Halloween Party & Craft Sat., Oct. 29th from 3 – 4 pm

Ages 0-5 and their parents - Join us for Halloween fun! Wear a costume and come by for crafts, sensory play, snacks, and more!

Make it your Resolution to stay updated on Town of Hinton news and announcements, including emergency alerts. You can receive email notifications or text messages to keep you up to date on Town announcements, information, water advisories, and more!

Click the NOTIFY ME button on the Town of Hinton website and follow the steps!

Halloween Scavenger Hunt and Treats Mon., Oct. 31st from 4 – 8 pm

Ages 3-12 - Drop by the Library Halloween evening for treats and a spooky scavenger hunt. Next Town Council Meeting: 4:00 pm November 1, 2016

Sign up for Emergency Alert text message notifications!

www.hinton.ca

www.hinton.ca

Next Standing Committee Meeting: 4:00 pm October 25, 2016


In Loving Memory of

Suzanne LaBoucane Suzanne was born in 1945, and moved to Hinton with her husband, Noel Turenne in 1970. Suzanne spent 32 years working at the Hinton Hospital. She leaves behind many friends and loved ones, and will be missed.


566 Switzer Drive, Hinton, Alberta (780) 865-2274 www.unitedfloors.ca


Score Big with the

Hinton United Way

Charity hockey pool Half the proceeds go to the

Hinton United Way. Half the proceeds will be distributed among the top three finishers. Raffle Licence #444432

$10 to play

Enter at The Hinton Voice 187 Pembina Avenue, Hinton

before October 21, 2016 at 2 pm Pay in cash or cheques payable to the Hinton United Way.

UNLIMITED ENTRIES How to play:

1. Pick one player from each group of six. 2. Points are awarded equally for goals and assists for players, while goalies are awarded one point for a win and two points for a shutout. 3. 24 of the 25 players will count against the total, with the lowest point total being subtracted from your statistics. 4. In the case of a tie, the most goals will decide which team wins. If a tie still exists, it will be broken by whichever team has posted the most shutouts. If a tie still exists, then whichever person picks the NHL team with more regular season points will win. If a tie still exists, then the money will be split evenly amongst the equal parties.

Standing updates will be posted in The Hinton Voice or find them online at www.officepools.com

Forwards: goal = 1 point, assist = 1 point Benn, J (DAL) Crosby, S (PIT) Kane, P (CHI) McDavid, C (EDM) Ovechkin, A (WAS) Tarasenko, V (STL)

Gaudreau, J (CGY) Malkin, E (PIT) Perry, C (ANH) Seguin, T (DAL) Stamkos, S (TB) Tavares, J (NYI)

Backstrom, N (WAS) Getzlaf, R (ANH) Giroux, C (PHI) Kopitar, A (LA) Panarin, A (CHI) Thornton, J (SJ)

Eichel, J (BUF) Forsberg, F (NAS) Kucherov, N (TB) Kuznetsov, E (WAS) Pavelski, J (SJ) Wheeler, B (WPG)

Bergeron, P (BOS) Couture, L (SJ) Hall, T (NJ) Johansen, R (NAS) Kessel, P (PIT) MacKinnon, N (COL)

Barkov, A (FLA) Duchene, M (COL) Monahan, S (CGY) Spezza, J (DAL) Toews, J (CHI) Voracek, J (PHI)

Carter, J (LA) Landeskog, G (COL) O’Reilly, R (BUF) Pacioretty, M (MTL) Parise, Z (MIN) Sedin, D (VAN)

Eriksson, L (VAN) Huberdeau, J (FLA) Marchand, B (BOS) Scheifele, M (WPG) Toffoli, T (LA) Zuccarello, M (NYR)

Kesler, R (ANH) Krejci, D (BOS) Neal, J (NAS) Sedin, H (VAN) Simmonds, W (PHI) Stone, M (OTT)

Drouin, J (TB) Eberle, J (EDM) Jagr, J (FLA) Nash, R (NYR) Okposo, K (BUF) Ryan, B (OTT)

Gallagher, B (MTL) Hoffman, M (OTT) Johnson, T (TB) Jokinen, J (FLA) Palmieri, K (NJ) Schenn, B (PHI)

Hornqvist, P (PIT) Larkin, D (DET) Lucic, M (EDM) Oshie, T (WAS) Sharp, P (DAL) Skinner, J (CAR)

Boedker, M (SJ) Domi, M (ARI) Galchenyuk, A (MTL) Stastny, P (STL) Trocheck, V (FLA) Williams, J (WAS)

Jenner, B (CBJ) Ladd, A (NYI) Plekanec, T (MTL) Saad, B (CBJ) Stepan, D (NYR) Zetterberg, H (DET)

Brassard, D (OTT) Cammalleri, M (NJ) Hagelin, C (PIT) Hertl, T (SJ) Radulov, A (MTL) Zibanejad, M (NYR)

Couturier, S (PHI) Laine, P (WPG) Matthews, A (TOR) Schwartz, J (STL) Spooner, R (BOS) Smith, R (FLA)

Defence: goal = 1 point, assist = 1 point Burns, B (SJ) Byfuglien, D (WPG) Doughty, D (LA) Karlsson, E (OTT) Letang, K (PIT) Subban, P (NAS) Hamilton, D (CGY) Jones, S (CBJ) Markov, A (MTL) Pietrangelo, A (STL) Ristolainen, R (BUF) Vatanen, S (ANH)

Goalies:

win = 1 point, shutout = 2 points

For more information please call 780-865-5688

Media Sponsor:

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Carlson, J (WAS) Ekman-Larsson, O (ARI) Gostisbehere, S (PHI) Josi, R (NAS) Klingberg, J (DAL) Weber, S (MTL)

Ekblad, A (FLA) Giordano, M (CGY) Hedman, V (TB) Keith, D (CHI) Krug, T (BOS) Yandle, K (FLA)

Barrie, T (COL) Faulk, J (CAR) Muzzin, J (LA) Seabrook, B (CHI) Shattenkirk, K (STL) Suter, R (MIN)

Tie Breaker: Which NHL team will have the most points at the end of the regular season?

Bishop, B (TB) Crawford, C (CHI) Holtby, B (WAS) Lundqvist, H (NYR) Price, C (MTL) Quick, J (LA)

Allen, J (STL) Gibson, J (ANH) Jones, M (SJ) Rask, T (BOS) Rinne, P (NAS) Schneider, C (NJ)

Bobrovsky, S (CBJ) Dubnyk, D (MIN) Elliott, B (CGY) Luongo, R (FLA) Mrazek, P (DET) Murray, M (PIT)

Team Name: Your Name: Address: Phone: Email: Names of participants will be posted in The Hinton Voice. However, contact information is collected for administrative purposes only and will not be published. *The Hinton United Way is not responsible for entries that are incomplete.


1336 Switzer Drive 780-865-3228

A new tasting room at Wild Orchid Liquor Co. is just another way the business is providing spectacular service to Hinton. Owners Tracy Sheppard and Brian LaBerge expect the room to be complete by January, allowing The Wild Orchid to expand its wine, beer and spirit tastings beyond the Sunday nights the pair are limited to currently. Those tastings are one of the plethora of things Wild Orchid does differently. LaBerge said the basis of the business is not simply the variety it offers (there’s new product that comes in weekly, and more than 400 labels in the beer fridge), but the service the store provides. “We tell the staff all the time, the primary thing we have for sale is service,” said LaBerge. “Whatever we sell, when people come into the store, we want it to be a nice experience. We have people tell us all the time they love coming into the store – it feels good.” That premium service can be found in the details. Take the growler station, for instance. It’s a cost effective and green way to buy beer. The beers are constantly changing, with about 60 litres of each beer coming in at a time, but when the beer is poured and sealed with CO2, it will last for weeks. “When we were taking a look at putting in the growler station, it was a highly significant investment to put the CO2 filling head on top,” said LaBerge, noting other retailers in the area don’t use that filling head. “If you just fill up your growler out of the spigot, your beer is dead by the next day. But if you fill it with the CO2, it’s good for three to five weeks. When we talked about that, we said we can only go one way with the business model. If what we have

for sale is service, what we need to do is provide a premium service to the customer, and that’s what The Wild Orchid always tries to do.” That commitment to service has paid off – The Wild Orchid has customers on their list from all over the place. There are two guys who drive all the way from Prince George to buy their scotch at the store, and a number of people who always stop when they’re passing through on their way to or from Jasper. Education is a large part of The Wild Orchid’s service, and Sheppard and LaBerge try to provide opportunities to learn about some of the store’s selections that are a little out of the ordinary. “North Americans tend to drink alcohol to get drunk,” said LaBerge. “Everywhere else in the world, it’s part of living. What wine compliments this dinner, what scotch compliments that stew? There are more and more pairing beers popping up as well.” Sheppard said she’s never facilitated a wine tasting where someone hasn’t come up to her afterwards and told her they didn’t even know they liked a particular type of wine. “We have people come in all the time who say ‘I always drink this bottle of wine, but now I want to try something new, but I’m scared to,’” said Sheppard. Side by side sampling of wine allows the customer to go beyond whether they like it or they don’t - they can think about what qualities they like and dislike about it, and go from there. “Variety is the spice of life, and I think it’s important to recognize that,” said LaBerge. Sheppard and LaBerge have made an effort to give back to the community in ways that go beyond donating through the store to different causes. Both are members of the Hinton Rotary Club and both play key roles in organizing Wild Mountain Music Festival each year. Sheppard remembers the first year they worked on the festival. “When we came here, we weren’t going to get involved because we were getting married that year, and it was just going to be too much,” she said. “Then the entire board said they were burnt out. We felt like if we didn’t get involved there wouldn’t be a festival, so we did get involved. To me, to have something of that magnitude in a town of this size is phenomenal.” LaBerge said The Wild Orchid gives stuff away, but they also give their time away. “As you choose to shop, for alcohol or otherwise, take a look at the retailer and see what they do for your community,” said LaBerge. “I think that’s part of the Hinton First phenomenon that’s going on right now. Half the equation is as a consumer, shop local. But the other side is as a business, you need to provide service, selection and value, and help the community along the way. When you choose where you shop, hopefully that’s part of the equation.”

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