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VOLUME 99, No. 27

Ph. 403-577-3337, FAX 577-3611

CONSORT, ALBERTA

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JULY 6, 2011

Consort Celebrates Canada Day!

Bunnock tossers were out in full force on July 1st as 64 teams played in the Canada Day tournament With rain falling from an overcast sky on Friday morn- were organized and on the courts for the first match, ing, things were not looking good for Consort's July 1st the rain had dried up and the clouds were lifting. Sixty-four teams took to the courts to battle it out for celebration. In between showers, people slowly gathered at the Sportsgrounds for a pancake breakfast be- the Consort bunnock championship bragging rights. Orfore the bunnock tournament kicked off the full slate of ganizer Tim Schneider said he was very happy with the Canada Day events. By the time the bunnock tossers turnout, even though the popular tournament was moved

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to a different weekend. "It was really good to have the tournament and car show on the same day," said Schneider. "I didn't know what to expect by moving from our usual weekend to July 1st, but we ended up with a full board of 64 teams and a few late entries on the waiting list... that's never - CONTINUED ON PAGES 8 & 9

Atco Electric Proposes Work Camp at Consort - by Kelsey Simpson

With several transmission projects on the books for the months ahead, Atco Electric has identified Consort as a good location for a camp to house approximately 150 to 200 workers. The local crew will be building one of the smaller transmission lines in a large network of upgrades. The project is expected to last around 18 months with crews moving in around the middle of December. Atco is also considering camps in the Hanna and Oyen areas. The proposed camp will be self sustaining as it would house it's own utilities and kitchen to have the least amount of impact on the community resources as possible. Atco is currently looking in to building it's own small, portable sewage treatment plant to remove stress on the town's system. Their agreement with the Village would also include paying for all utilities and services that they do use such as water (approximately 65 gallons/person/day), sewage, and garbage, much like any other citizen. In talks with the Village of Consort, Atco says precautionary measures will be taken to ensure that their camp

Site of proposed work camp

Inside This Week Rec. News - Page 2

Canada Day Festivities - Pages 8 & 9

Opinion & Letters - Page 4

Pudge: Stories for the fun of it - Page 11

"'the whole town was electric'" Mary Musings - Page 5

Classifieds & Careers - Pages 12 & 13

Village Council Minutes - Pages 6 & 7

4-H Altario Beef (Nicholas Baier

Parliamentary Report - Page 14 Scholarship)

- Page 16

A proposed Atco Electric work camp would house 150 - 200 workers in Consort

will be designed to fit into the community with minimal adjustment for current residents. Atco has stressed that, "We want to leave the community as good as friends as we are today." The proposed site for the camp is west of the industrial lots and just north of the residential lots on the north end of town. With the expected extra activity, Atco workers will only gain access to the camp through the industrial lots from the service road along Highway 41 so as not to disturb the residential block. The camp plan also includes a buffer wall to protect infringement to the residence due to noise and activity. CAO Monique Jeffrey sees this as a phenomenal op-

portunity which will not only increase local economic revenue, but will bring a new social aspect that may boost recreational input in the community. Camp managers are already meeting with the local RCMP and fire department to ensure a mutual understanding. Atco also assured the Village that the camp will be functioning as a dry camp with zero tolerance for alcohol or drugs. Atco plans to enforce this law to promote a good image of a great neighbor to the community. The Village of Consort hopes that the setup for the precamp will start in the fall. It is expected to take around four months to build with crews expected to be living within the camp by mid December.


Atco Work Camp