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Youth salute Lloyd’s war vets GEOFF LEE

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.................................. This year’s No Stone Left Alone ceremony at the Lloydminster Cemetery tugged at the heartstrings of youth who placed poppies on the headstones of local veterans. The ceremony, held Saturday, provides students and youth with an authentic experience that creates knowledge, understanding and appreciation of those who serve and of the sacrifice of Canada’s fallen. That was the case for young Liam Doyle with the 186 Air Cadets Lloydminster Squadron. He placed a poppy on the gravestone of his great grandfather Stanley Binns followed by a salute. “It means everything to be able to put a poppy on his grave,” he said with tears streaming down his cheeks. It was an emotional process repeated by other cadets, local Girl Guides, and students from École St. Thomas who are researching local veterans this week as a school Remem-

brance Day project. “I find it really respectful and really nice to do that; they served for us and they helped us,” said student Sebastian Romero. The ceremony included words from Border City MLAs Colleen Young and Dr. Richard Starke and city Coun. Stephanie Brown Munro, with a representative from the Neilburg Legion on hand. The No Stone Left Alone ceremony was the fourth annual one organized by site rep Amy Hrynchuk from Sherwood Park who has family ties in Lloydminster. She was motivated to pitch in after hearing about the first No Stone Left Alone ceremony in 2011 started by Edmonton’s Maureen G. Bianchini-Purvis, the daughter of a veteran. “It started out as a family thing and now I got local support,” said Hrynchuk. “I have no veterans in my family, but I do nothing but support them—for me it feels like I am giving back and doing my part.”

The event continues to spread with 101 cemeteries involved last year and many more expected this week prior to Nov. 11. “The event expands on current Remembrance Day ceremonies and makes sure it’s more interactive for the children,” said Hrynchuk “So they are going to be seeing the names and are able to put names to the veterans and the stories that they hear and keep the memory of all veterans in all the wars alive.” This year marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day that Hrynchuk says adds a little more meaning to Remembrance Day, but not any more importance than any other year. “Any Remembrance Day is important in my eyes,” she said. The event was a special one for the air cadets who participated in the ceremony with a bagpiper and flag party. All of the cadets were assigned by Capt. M.T. Owens to put poppies on the tombstones of

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Lloydminster’s 186 Air Cadet Squadron member Liam Doyle salutes the grave site of his great grandfather Stanley Binns after laying a poppy in a No Stone Left Alone ceremony on Saturday. Stanley served as a pilot trainer in Canada.

veterans marked with pink flags. “We’ve had cadets with family buried here and we’ve had cadets who

have moved to the community and it really connects them,” said Owens. “It makes them feel emotional to be part

of this and it’s a great opportunity to participate and bring more feeling to them and less history.”


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Men tune to violence prevention GEOFF LEE

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.................................. Roughly 55 men in Lloydminster stepped forward to learn and discuss what they can do to help prevent violence against women as potential leaders of change. The conversation was led by Tuval Nafshi, a community development coordinator for the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters, during a Breakfast With the Guys event at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds on Nov. 6. “The main message for the men here today is that all of us can be part of the solution around gender-based violence, domestic violence and sexual violence,” said Nafshi. His presentation revealed that about every six days a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner and up to 362,000 children witness or experience family violence annually. “So we are going to be talking about ways we can be part of the solution, ways we can be part of positive change in the community to make it safer for everybody,” he said. The event was part of a Leaders of Change initiative of the Lloydminster Interval Home in partnership with Family and Community Support Services. The breakfast discussion kicked off a slate of upcoming events and discussions in the community during Family Violence Prevention Month in November. Next up will be a similar discussion with youth at the Lloydminster Community Youth

Centre on Nov. 16. The breakfast get together builds on the past success of Interval Home’s breakfast with the board discussion with men on preventing gender-based violence. “As leaders, we want to see if we can be the n ew m en to rs to lead the next generation for our own families and businesses to see if we can improve family violence in Lloydminster,” said Interval board chair Darryl Benson. “Our overall goal for this event is to receive feedback from men such as yourselves from the perspective how can we engage men and boys to be leaders and change our community.” Nafshi says men in general tend not to talk about these issues because they’re uncomfortable, but he noted if we don’t talk about them we can’t change them. “That’s what we’re here for today is to talk about it, learn a little bit about it and think about ways we can be part of the solution— that’s going to be different for every guy. “If yo u’re a dad, if you’re a grandpa, a business owner, if you play sports, there’s all kinds of places we can take this message and have an impact.” That’s what brought Dave McLennan, executive director, Lloydminster Primary Care Network, to the breakfast table. “I just think it’s an important concept that we don’t talk about in our communities and I want to be part of the solution,” he said. Interval Home CEO Angela Rooks-Trotzuk was thrilled by the turnout calling men

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Tuval Nafshi, a community development coordinator for Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters, spoke to roughly 55 men about how to prevent gender-based violence during a Breakfast With the Guys event on Tuesday at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds.

like McLennan part of the solution. “You are leaders in our community and we’re just very excited that you’re here willing to talk about this amongst each other and allow us to take your guys’ voices and feedback and use it in a way that we can shape our direction and our calls to action,” she said. The hope is that potential male mentors will take a threeday Leading Change workshop from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 to spread the violence prevention message to schools or businesses and sports teams. “I just want to continue to lend my voice to this issue,” said McLennan, who sees himself as a potential mentor. “I was in education previous to this, and as a leader in education we spent a lot of time talking with youth

about these issues and have worked in partnership with Interval Home in the past.” Lloydminster Fire Department Chief Jordan Newton is also willing to put his hand up as a mentor. “It’s important that leaders in the community take that initiative to join the conversation and be an advocate,” he said. Interval Home is one of about 50 women’s shelters in Alberta that regularly turns away more women and children escaping family violence than the system can accommodate. “I think for a long t ime f amily violence has been seen as a women’s issue and it’s horribly inaccurate,” said Rooks-Trotzuk. “It’s a community issue and a social issue that impacts all of us— all of us need to be at the table coming up with the solution.”

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Genius Hour gets brains firing on all cylinders TAYLOR WEAVER

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The phrase “everybody is a genius” rings true throughout the halls of St. Mary’s Elementary School as students continue to work on their Genius Hour projects. Genius Hour entered teacher Chelsea Evans’ Grade 5 classroom after she read a study stating “employees that have time to work on a passion project once a week are more productive overall.” It wasn’t long before Genius Hour had been implemented in her weekly class schedule and after three years the projects have been very successful. “I’m really passionate about student choice, and I think when kids are told what to do all day long it can get exhausting for them and I think we forget how much they’re told what to do, so I wanted to give them a time

where they could pick what they wanted to work on and go off and explore their passions because I find a lot of time they don’t know their passion, so it helps them find it and work at it,” said Evans. With the projects being independent, Evans explains the process to the students before work begins and how to find their passion and everything snowballs from there. “I usually explain how when you’re doing something and you forget what time it is, it usually means it’s your passion,” she said. “They explore the topic, make a bubble sheet and think of different things they want to do as a career and then they pick one and hone in on it,” said Evans. Genius Hour students typically complete three different projects throughout the year and in many

cases students come to class on the first day of school with a passion in mind before they knew they’d have the chance to complete a project on the topic. Projects like Genius Hour also give students opportunities they wouldn’t normally find in the classroom such as the motivation and direction to contact working professionals in the field of their choice with questions on the project. One of many students to jump into the project with both feet is Eniola Durodola, whose project topic of choice was the Olympics. “I’m going to the Olympics one day and I’m going to represent Canada and win gold,” she said, adding how the dream to be an Olympic athlete came to her in a dream this past summer. “I taught my classm a t e s t h a t t h e re a r e many different teams

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St. Mary’s student Eniola Durodola is one of many young minds putting in the work to make her Genius Hour project about track and Field in the Olympics a success.

in the Olympics who are very good, especially the U.S. and I’m hoping to change that and get Canada to the top,” she said, adding how one of her favourite aspects of Genius

Hour is teaching the teacher things they never knew. Being a proud Canadian, Eniola’s favourite Olympic athlete is Andre de Grasse, and one piece of advice

she has learned while working on this project is to “not let anyone else put you down, and if someone does put you down, keep encouraging yourself and just be confident.”


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Mount Joy prez seeks DIY gen fix GEOFF LEE

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.................................. Mount Joy Snow Resort’s second-term president Dean Peters will redouble his efforts to resolve some outstanding issues from last season, including the main generator that went on the fritz. He and vice-president Ray Tatro we re acclaimed to head the resort for another year at the annual general meeting held at the Best Western Plus Meridian hotel in late October. A motivated Peters was eager to explain why he wants another crack as president. “Some unfinished business there I guess and carrying on with what we started last year,” he said. “Our primary goal has been and continues to be getting a plan going for our generators.” The main generator that runs the pump at the water reservoir for uphill snowmaking and powers a snow cannon at the base of the hill broke down last spring with no replacement available. “We’ve been scroungin g a ro un d t ry i n g t o find different options and we’ve pretty much exhausted those. I think we are going to do a rebuild on the one we’ve got,” said Peters. The resort also has a portable generator for mid-hill coverage and its newest donated generator near the top that is expected to be hooked into natural gas soon to replace more costly diesel or propane. “This will be nice; it will be a turnkey operation at the top of the hill,” said Peters. The work will be done by the County of Vermilion River with project funds for the gas line provided by the City of Lloydminster last spring. Peters says they are kind of waiting for the county to decide when they have time to complete that business. “We’re doing some maintenance after that,” he said, with the T-bar

already tweaked for the season and grassy areas mowed recently along with some earth moving to follow. “We are planning to put a new motor on our rope tow, so we are guaranteed of a successful winter there,” added Peters. The list of projects is contingent on not getting much more unwanted snow with an early dump in September causing more fear than excitement. “That caught us unaware and made us sure we had a lot of work to do before the season started,” said Peters. The resort is hoping to start making snow in mid December with a Jan. 5 opening in mind for its 53rd season. The board of directors has approved the addition of a couple more ski patrollers to its fourmember core. Current members were re-certified at Table Mountain

last weekend. “We are bringing on a couple more instructors for our ski school; that’s always been really successful for us,” said Peters, who noted lesson rates will be the same as last year. He says there hasn’t been any discussion on lift ticket prices or passes yet, but he said “I assume that rates are going to be the same.” Skier visits were up last year with strong numbers expected in 2019 thanks to greater exposure of promotions using social media platforms. “We had a lot of programs aimed at getting new people out with half price buddy lift rates,” said Peters, who added one of the best turnouts came on Optimist day. “That was a real success—we had a lot of instances last year where we had first-time skiers come out and then come back a few

Supplied Photo times after that.” He says that’s what keeps their volunteers’ enthusiasm up. “We’ve had so much success with the social media stuff,” said Peters. “We’ve got some people on the board looking into Instagram and Snapchat and a whole bunch of words I don’t understand,” he joked. The board elected 10 members to the board at the AGM, many of whom are tech savvy. “They have also refreshed our website— bringing us kicking and screaming into the 2019 season,” said Peters.

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Armistice honoured with Bells Of Peace TAYLOR WEAVER

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Remembrance Day is a very special day on a global scale, but this year is a little different as it marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. The City of Lloydminster in partnership with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #39 is inviting residents to a special Bells of Peace

ceremony to honour the signing of the Armistice on Nov. 11, 1918 at the clock tower this Remembrance Day at 4:35 p.m. to commemorate the end of The Great War. Like many communities throughout Canada, as the sun sets the bell in the Border City’s clock tower will ring 100 times to mark 100 years since the Armistice and remember those who

gave their lives for the freedom of others. “This will give people the opportunity to come out and pay their respects on a different format then traditional Remembrance Day,” said Mayor Gerald Aalbers. “We’re going to be celebrating 100 years since the Armistice has been signed. This is only going to happen once in our lifetime and I think

it’s a great opportunity for people to come out. My grandfather served in the First World War and I don’t have a chance, other than attending Remembrance Day, to reach back to that for him, and this will be an opportunity for myself and my family to take it in and honour those that served in the First World War.” The community is

welcomed to attend the Remembrance Day ceremony at Lloydminster Comprehensive High School at 11 a.m. as well as this special ceremony. With very few veterans from the Second World War still alive today, remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice over two decades earlier is still just as significant today, something reiterated by members of the local Legion. “It’s very important to remember our vete r ans f r o m th e Fi r st World War. If you look at (the records) there are almost double the

names from that war from this community alone that went into the First World War as opposed to the Second World War,” said Elaine Mallett, poppy chairman Royal Canadian Legion Branch #39. “The statistics are estimated that seven per cent of Canadians served in the First World War, so it would have affected almost every family in Canada at the time. This is a huge honour for them just to bring that back.” All planning on attending the ceremony are encouraged to arrive by 4:15 p.m. to ensure parking is available.


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Special O athletes need more games GEOFF LEE

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.................................. Lloydminster will be a spectator at the 2019 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games due to a lack of sports programs and resources. Five pin bowling is the only one of eight winter sports to be contested in Calgary Feb. 8-10 that Lloydminster athletes participate in—but at a recreational level. “I think it just hasn’t been picked up by the community; it’s been a struggle to keep some volunteers,” explained Mark Witzaney, chair of the Lloydminster affiliate of Special Olympics Alberta (SOA) “If anyone is interested in the community we would definitely look at other programs and interest in other sports.” He said when the

old bowling alley Border Bowl closed in 2015 they started floor hockey until the new Lloyd Lanes opened last spring. “Because you have such varying degrees of skills plus males and females, floor hockey just doesn’t work,” he said. He says with bowling, gender doesn’t really come into effect and it’s always indoors and it’s warm. “They play on teams, but we keep track of their individual scores— if we go to tournaments that’s how they rate them, so each person is playing against themselves,” said Witzaney. They did host one bowling tournament years ago and might look at hosting another one in the future. The Lloyd SOA recently held its AGM

and Witzaney says there was some talk about going to different tournaments. “Once you go to tournaments then you can go to provincial games and stuff,” he said. More than 800 athletes from 23 Alberta communities, Saskatchewan and N.W.T. will be competing in Winter Games bowling, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, floor hockey, snowshoeing, and speed skating. Witzaney says to qualify for the Winter Games you have to go to certain other competitions like any other sport and you need some sponsorships and coaches. “For our bowling, we have to have certified coaches—for every five athletes we have to have one volunteer,” he said.

About 18-20 members of the Lloyd SOA who are not physically able to bowl participate in a group walk about the Servus Sports Centre on Thursday nights. “We want to stay fit; that’s part of Special Olympics, but we also want to get out and be part of the community and if we have the volunteers for Special Olympics we will do that,” said Witzaney. “We want to be part of the community, so we want people to engage.” Witzaney said he and a core group of about 12 volunteers will be out and about in local businesses this fall looking for sponsorship support and volunteers. “ B y n e x t f a l l w e ’re going to try a whole different program; we’ve got some different ideas we’re going to do,” he said.

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Cattle genetics pageant turns heads

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Margaret Dow, her late husband Willard and family including the couple’s seven children, were feted as this year’s Cattleman of the Year recipients at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds on Friday. The Dows farm near Lone Rock but their farming history dates back to 1918 when Willard’s parents homesteaded in the Oslo Sask. area. Presenting the flowers is Kevin Kromrey, executive VP of the Lloyd Exh Assoc. GEOFF LEE

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.................................. The annual beauty pageant for cattle at Stockade Round-Up is more than skin deep for some exhibitors. That was the case this year for Clint Morasch who brought a group of red angus and black angus cattle he produces at his ranch near Bassano Alberta to show off their genetics. “It’s for future marketing, marketing semen and embryos and for the promotion of our bull sale amongst the breeders and the commercial buyers,” said Morasch Friday before the angus shows.

This year marked the 40th anniversary of Round-Up with more than 450 animals strutting their stuff in the show-ring over four days up to Nov. 3.

Jackie Tomayer, marketing manager Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association, says the show is for producers to showcase their breeds and their

championship animals. “They usually go to many shows in the fall and this is just one of them that they hit— we’ve been at this for 40 years; so it’s very

important,” she said. The anniversary milestone was marked with a slide show, speeches from invited dignitaries, and the cutting of a huge cake. Tomayer says the key to the longevity of the show “is our exhibitors coming and supporting the show and the organizing committee that do a good job putting on the show.” Morasch says he comes to Round-Up especially when they feature red and black angus shows like they were doing this year. “It’s been a good show; we’ve sold a few cows and bulls up in this area and my daughter Laurie has gone to Lakeland the last couple of years, so lots of her friends have come to help us,” he said. She graduated from the animal science technology course at Lakeland College in Vermilion and was glad to help her dad out with grooming tools at the ready. “We’re fitting them; we’re just getting them all shined up for the show,” she said. Scott Payne from Greenwood Limousin farm in the Lloydminster area had his crew getting their black angus ready for the show-ring with his wife Jackie explaining the process. “They’re all clipped and blown and washed

then we fit them with special glue and clip them out and get them looking their best,” she said, noting they are judged on confirmation. “So they’re looking at the structure, depth of body, wide top lines and some femininity when you are looking at your females—they have to be able walk, so it’s all on confirmation today.” Earlier in the week their farm won the reserve grand champion for a Limousin bull and a reserve grand champion female. “Just raising good cattle and having a good show,” was how Scott explained their luck. All of the grand champions from each breed moved on to the supreme show with the Supreme Champion Female, a black angus shown by the Towaw Cattle Co. in Sangudo, Alberta. The Supreme Champion Bull was Simmental exhibited by Hall’s Cattle Co. & Twisted Sisters Livestock. The producers of the two supreme champions earned $1,000 from Coca Cola and a $150 Bow Valley Genetics gift certificate and bragging rights. Grand champions from Round-Up are eligible to compete in the Alberta Supreme at FarmFair in Edmonton and the RBC Supreme at Agribition in Regina. The year’s cattleman of the year award went to the late Willard Dow with his wife Margaret and their seven adult children and other relatives on hand for the presentation. Their family farming history dates back 100 years when Willard’s parents homesteaded in the Oslo area of Saskatchewan with Willard and Margaret farming in the Nunebor area near Lone Rock. The land is farmed today by their three sons. Round-Up wrapped up Saturday with 4-H team grooming, a prospect steer and heifer show and junior exhibitor female show.


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t’s crunch time, folks. And as we vote in the Alberta Beef Producers compulsory checkoff referendum, and please do vote by Nov. 13, the issue is what we think the ABP should be. A private organization, or a branch of government. That claim might sound stark. But notice what a big deal the ABP makes about improving their relationship with government. Of course it matters. But their most important relationship should be with producers. And when an organization focuses on lobbying, it generally finds that the only way to keep the ear of politicians is to repeat their slogans. Especially if that organization depends on government for its money, directly or through compulsory fees. We don’t want the ABP trying to represent us to government and winding up representing government to us. We want it focused on informing and educating producers and the public at large. And we do have to choose. When we won the “Crow Rate” fight our organization had done such a good job of communicating with members that we had a host of ordinary farmers who could confidently debate the President of Sask Pool or the president of a railway. And that situation wasn’t just good for producers or “the

industry”. It was good for society. When citizens can work intelligently with one another and influence their friends, neighbours and politicians on a daily basis, as someone once said, even the wrong government is inclined to do the right thing. It’s tempting to take the short cut, to say the best way to get what we all want is to have a few wellspoken delegates or lobbyists able to influence their friends in government in private meetings. But governments hold all the power in the short run, so the only reliable way to get into those meetings is to shift your own positions slowly but inexorably toward theirs. In the end the “relationship” becomes everything, and principle is lost. Consider two examples even without mandatory checkoffs. - Our beef producers organization supported the government’s “climate leadership initiative” in order to “get along” with the government so they could “get along” so they could... continue to “get along”. The means became the end. - When the environment minister suggested eating less beef as a way of saving the environment, we don’t even know what our organization said, if anything. Every person in Alberta should know the ABP answer. In fact, they should

be able to guess. There are other examples where our organization has dropped the ball. But let’s focus on the core climate issue: the carbon tax. Many of Canada’s premiers are now opposed, but mostly because it is unpopular. The public has led the way here. The ABP has not. Our organization should have been pushing hard for sound science and sound economics to support sound policy, questioning the claim that CO2 is the “control knob” on global temperature and arguing that carbon taxes will hurt both our producers and our customers without doing anything significant for the environment according to the alarmists’ own models. And they should have been having that discussion in public, with us, so we were all in the position we were in back during the Crow Rate fight, able to make strong arguments on call-in shows and over coffee. Instead the ABP endorsed bad policy driven by bad economics and no science. If this is how it tries to stay close to government when you can take back part of your payment, imagine what it will be like once you can’t. Vote No to compulsory and keep the ABP private and accountable. - Danny Hozack

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Leeway from Lloyd: Youth refresh Nov. 11 STAFF WRITER GEOFF LEE

Remembrance Day has found a new program to honour Canada’s veterans that will have a lasting effect on young and old including residents of Lloydminster. The fourth annual local No Stone Left Alone ceremony was held at the Lloydminster Cemetery on Saturday with young boys and girls placing poppies on the gravestones of fallen soldiers.

How much more meaningful can that be for our youth to connect with local men and women who lived real lives and died in the service of peace at home and abroad. With no veterans from the First World War alive and a rapidly dwindling number of Second World War veterans still alive, this is a great way to understand who we are remembering. The idea behind the ceremony is to create an extension of Flanders Fields

where the poppies grow row on row and it brings the memories of local veterans to the present. That’s where the value lies for youth who may not have anyone in their family to remember when it comes to war veterans or peacekeepers. When I was a kid when it came to Remembrance Day, I could thank my grandfather from England who fought in the trenches of the First World War and survived a mustard gas attack in the Battle

of Ypres, but with lasting effects on his health. He died in 1973. In the Second World War, my dad somehow got sent from England to Halifax to serve in the navy and escaped the war unharmed. He died in 2015. War to me as a young man was Desert Rats or Hogan’s Heroes on TV. The No Stone Left Alone ceremony creates an authentic experience for youth that helps them understand and appreciate

those who serve and give their lives for our freedoms. The ceremony is a good reality check for official Remembrance Day ceremonies held indoors at Lloydminster Comprehensive High School on Nov. 11. It’s also a reminder to buy a poppy to support programs for veterans run by the Royal Canadian Legion and our own Branch #39. In the meantime, let’s salute our youth involved in the No Stone Left Alone program.

Through the reader’s lens

Mike from Canmore Submitted to the Meridian Source

Louise Lundberg Submitted to the Meridian Source Thank you Louise Lundberg for submitting this beautiful photo. If you would like to see your photographs here, please email them to taylor@meridiansource.ca.

Thank you Mike from Canmore for another great photo from the mountains. If you would like to see your photographs here, please email them to taylor@meridiansource.ca.


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS The Meridian Source Calendar of Events is a free service provided for non-profit organizations located within our coverage area. All events are in chronological order, as space permits and at the editor’s discretion.

EVERY TUESDAY — VOLLEYBALL Drop in volleyball from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Takes place at the Servus Sports Centre and everyone is welcome, non-competitive and no experience is necessary. Come for fun and exercise and meet some great people. EVERY TUESDAY — ADAPTED YOGA From 10 – 11 a.m. at the Community Service Centre. For more information please contact AnnDee at 780-871-0513. EVERY TUESDAY — DIABETES 102 The new schedule for PNRHA Diabetes Education Classes is ready! Everyone starts with Diabetes 101 and then follows up with Diabetes 102 (people on diabetes pills) or Diabetes 103 (people on insulin). All classes are scheduled on a Tuesday morning from 8:15 a.m. to noon. Please contact Nancy Johnston at 306-820-6096 or Helen Rogers at 306-820-6291 to preregister. EVERY TUESDAY — SENIORS MEET The Lloydminster Concerned Citizens for Seniors Care Society meets at the Legacy Centre from noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch is available for $8. Please reserve before Tuesday morning at 780-875-4584.

Everyone welcome. EVERY TUESDAY – DIABETES CLINICS The new schedule is out for Diabetes Education Classes with Saskatchewan Health Authority. Everyone starts with Diabetes 101 and follows up with Diabetes 102 and 103. All classes are scheduled on a Tuesday morning from 8:15 a.m. until noon. To register call Janis at 306820-4887. EVERY WEDNESDAY — CRAFTERNOON Join Midwest Family Connections at the lower level of Prairie North Plaza and bring your budding artist to explore and create with materials in the craft centre. EVERY TUESDAY & SATURDAY — FARMER’S MARKET Downtown Farmer’s Market at the Fred North Community Centre (5002 51 Avenue, Lloydminster) from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Tues) 10 a.m. 4 p.m. (Sat) We’re on Facebook. EVERY THURSDAY — CHASE THE ACE The jackpot is growing! Take your chance at winning $6,500 and this amount grows by 30 per cent weekly. Draw is made every Thursday at the Legion at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and avail-

Passport to YLL To place an event, email taylor@meridiansource.ca or fax 306-825-5147

able at the Legion from 3-7 p.m. weekly and 1-6 p.m. on weekends. For more info, call Rick at 780-8081159. Sponsored by the Legion, Kiwanis Club and the Health Foundation. NOV. 8 – EXCEL SERIES Lloydminster Learning Council will be offering an Excel Series, which is a 5 week course starting on Thursdays from Nov. 8 - Dec. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee is $175.00. NOV. 9 – PUSHCHENIA SUPPER & DANCE Pushchenia Supper & Dance including a great Ukrainian meal will be held on Friday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25. Contact: Ann at 780875-7567 or Evelyn at 306-825-2071. NOV 9. – ST. ANDREWS CHURCH DESSERT NIGHT Marwayne St. Andrews Church dessert night/silent and live auctions. Doors open at 6 p.m., desserts served at 6:30 p.m. and entertainment by gospel group Canada’s Double Portion from North Battleford starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information or to purchase a ticket contact Greta 780-847-2437. NOV. 11 – REMEMBRANCE DAY ACTIVITIES A Remembrance Day church service

will be in the Legion Hall on Nov. 11 at 10:45 a.m. (9:45 a.m. Lloydminster time). NOV. 15 – OPEN HOUSE The Lloydminster Continuing Care Auxiliary along with Lloydminster’s Hidden Treasure are hosting an open house on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 1-3 p.m. with guided tours, bake sale, raffles, mystery parcels and a special raffle to benefit the Day Care clients. Come out and visit and enjoy some refreshments and cookies. Contact recreation at 780-8743920 or Karen at 306-825-3295 for more information. NOV. 15 – MILITRY WHIST TOURNAMENT The Legacy Centre is hosting a military whist tournament on Nov. 15. Play starting at 10 a.m. Cost is $10 to play and $10 per person for lunch. Everyone welcome. Call the Legacy office at 780-875-4584 for more details. NOV. 16 – PUBNIGHT Pubnight at the Legacy Centre on Nov. 16 doors open and dancin’ starts at 5 p.m. and supper served at 6 p.m. then dance the evening away to the tunes of Country Swing. Admission is $15/ person at the door. All Members and guests welcome. For mo re i nfo , c o nt ac t

Legacy office at 780875-4584. NOV. 17 – RICK LAVIGNE MEMORIAL TURKEY SHOOT Rick Lavigne Memorial Turkey Shoot will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the moose Lodge, 5213 - 57 Street, Lloydminster, Alta. from 1-8 p.m. Different age divisions; youth games and a silent auction, and funds raised go to Canadian Cancer Foundation in memory of Rick Lavigne. For more information, please contact Jim Hohne at 780-214-1844 or Rick Wawchuk at 780872-4907. NOV. 18 – CRIBBAGE TOURNEY Cribbage Tournament to be held at Frenchman Butte Legion Hall Nov. 18 at noon Butte time (11 a.m. Lloydminster time). $10 to play with $350 up for prize money. Lunch is available and everyone welcome. NOV. 18 – OPEN MIC AFTERNOON Order of the Eastern Star presents open mic afternoon from 2-4 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Masonic Hall, 4009 49 Ave. Lloydminster. Admission is $10 cash at the door and includes beef on a bun and light snacks. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Call or text Heather at 403-3910646 or Kim at 780-

853-2060 to register. NOV. 18 –MOOSE BREAKFAST The Moose Breakfast will be on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Moose Lodge, 5213 - 57 Street, Lloydminster, Alta., from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. $8.00 per plate. Come out and enjoy a good breakfast! NOV. 21 – FREE LEGAL ADVICE Lloydminster’s Community Legal Clinic is hosting free 30-minutes legal advice appointments on Nov. 21 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce Building, 4419 52 Ave. Please call 587-7890727 for more information or to book an appointment. There are mp walkin appointments. NOV. 24 – ALCURVE CRAFT FAIR The Alcurve Craft Fair will be held on Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Located 26km north of Lloydminster on Highway 17. Admission is free with consession on site with lunch available. Santa pictures also available for a small fee. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Canadian Blood Services require a volunteer organization to sponsor their visits to Lloydminster when they come to collect blood. Contact morstana@telus.net or call 780-871-2220.


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Remembrance Day November 11

Local ceremony schedules and photos of our veterans

Remembrance Day Services 2018 Marshall - 11 a.m. Sunday, November 11 Three Links Hall

Provost - 10:30 a.m. Sunday, November 11 Recreation and Culture Centre

Marwayne - 10:45 a.m. Sunday, November 11 Marwayne Community Hall

Kitscoty - 10:30 a.m. Sunday, November 11 Kitscoty Community Church

Maidstone - 10:30 a.m. Sunday, November 11 Legion Hall

Neilburg - 10:45 a.m. Sunday, November 11 Community Hall

Chauvin - 10:45 a.m. Thursday, November 8 Dr. Folkins Community School

Lloydminster - 10:45 a.m. Sunday, November 11 J.J. Giesbrecht Auditorium, LCHS

St. Walburg - 10:30 a.m. Sunday, November 11 Roman Catholic Chruch

Edgerton - 10:30 a.m. Sunday, November 11 Edgerton Agriculture Hall

Lashburn - 10:30 a.m. Sunday, November 11 Community Hall

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LEST WE FORGET

Memories of the First Armistice Day, 1918 SHERI HATHOWAY

.................................. Sorting through my mother’s things recently, I came across an old story written by my great aunt, Mary Hathaway Hoye in 1980. She describes her memories as a young woman of the day peace was declared on November 11, 1918 effectively ending the First World War. This day was called Armistice Day until 1931 when the name was changed to Remembrance Day, turning the focus from the signing of the treaty by dignitaries to the sacrifice of the common soldier. The word ‘armistice’ means a formal agreement between two warring parties to stop fighting. It doesn’t necessarily mean the war has ended and, for this war, some hostilities did continue for a short time after the signing, but it was essentially over. The Armistice Declaration came into effect at 11 a.m. November 11th – the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Six months later, the Treaty of Versailles was the final peace treaty between the Allies and Germany. Great Aunt Mary lost two brothers and her fiancé in this war, and her feelings of

relief and excitement show in her story. When the Second World War began, no one imagined how long it would last or the devastation to humanity and terrain. “They’ll be home by Christmas” was the common phrase used when Britain and Canada declared war on Germany in the summer of 1914. It is understandable, therefore, how every community was overtaken celebrations on the day of its end four years later. Aunt Mary wrote: “In November of 1918, I was living in Edmonton working for a fine family named Campbell on 97 Avenue. By all indications, the war might end soon. It had been a sad four years for me. Two of my brothers and the man I’d been engaged to would not be coming home from France. The three boys had given their all for us, leaving saddened hearts for me and many other people. Mrs. Campbell had said we would celebrate when the war’s end came. She had small Union Jacks (the old Canadian flag) all purchased and ready. People who waited till Armistice Day before they went uptown to buy flags found that most

stores were closed and the few that were open were all sold out of Union Jacks. My father, on the farm near Lloydminster, saved the letter I sent after the celebration. This is what I wrote him: ‘I don’t know what to say, but Hurrah! The old Kaiser has gone to the devil at last. Yesterday was a great day. The day we’ve all longed for has come. In the very early morning, I woke up to find the city all agog. Bells were ringing and whistles blowing. I jumped out of bed, flung a coat over my nightgown and ran downstairs. No one else in the house was up but I couldn’t sleep. I wanted to see what the noise was all about. Because of the time and I alone was awake, I went back upstairs. I lay on the bed till 3 a.m. when I heard the newsboys calling, ‘Bulletin extra! Bulletin extra!’ In my excitement, I fell down the last three carpeted steps of the stairs, picked myself up, ran across the street and bought a paper. I read the headlines, then ran upstairs yelling, ‘The War is over!’ In their dressing gowns, Mr. Campbell and his daughter came to the head of the stairs and eagerly grabbed

the paper. After that, nobody slept. The daughter’s husband was still overseas. After a very early breakfast, the flags and bunting were brought out and put up. Lizzie, the Scottish maid, and I were given the day off. We went u p to w n… a nd you should have seen Jasper Avenue! It was packed with motor cars, a few trucks, horse-drawn drays, and buggies. There was every blessed noisemaker you could think of: bicycles with tin cans tied behind, people with thin whistles, mouth organs, bugles, tambourines… Crowds were singing the wartime songs: Tipperary, Pack Up Your Troubles, A Long Long Trail… Lizzie and I climbed onto a car, kicking up all the noise we could. In the end we climbed onto a crowded dray pulled by four horses. As we passed soldiers on leave and in training, waiting to march, we let out a big cheer. They did the same in return. I must have looked like a kid’s clown, sitting with my broken suspender and my legs dangling from the side of the dray. Who cared? The Great War was over and we still waved our Union Jacks! People were crazy here, more so, I suppose in England. One man on Jasper

Avenue was killed and a German was arrested in the crush. Also, the Kaiser was burned in effigy on the corner of Jasper Avenue. I wish you’d been there, Dad. I bet you’d have been on one of those drays making people laugh. D o n’t atte mp t to th i nk about Harold and Bert (her brothers who died in the war). That is the hardest part about it all. But we must cheer for those who returned, and for the VICTORY!’ After the war, Aunt Mary married a long-time friend to both herself and her lost fiancé, George Hoye, and named her son, Laurence, honouring her first love, Laurence White. George also fought in WWI and subsequently suffered from health problems the rest of his life.


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LEST WE FORGET

A message from Vermilion-Lloydminster MLA Dr. Richard Starke

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t is a great honour to bring greetings to you today as your MLA.

Remembrance Day is a day steeped in both tradition and sorrow, but even more so this year as we recognize the 100th anniversary of the end of World War l. Today, bells across our nation will toll 100 times and we will remember those who died or were injured. We will gather together to remember November 11, 1918 – when at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the Armistice came into effect ending the First World War. It was called the Great War, or the War to end all wars, but we know that it was neither great nor did it end all wars. We also know that more than 66,000 Canadians gave their lives and over 172,000 were wounded. It was this sacrifice by brave Canadian men and women that forged Canada’s identity as a sov-

ereign nation. One hundred years ago church bells across Canada rang out to share the news that the war was over. Mothers wept for the loss of their sons, wives shouted in joy that their husbands would soon return, and many children wondered what it would be like to meet their father for the first time. The need to remember remains as important to us today as it did then. We come together to assure our veterans that we will not forget the sacrifices made by them or their fallen brothers and sisters. We come together to thank our brave men and women in uniform who serve us at home and abroad. Many have witnessed first-hand the horrors of war, the human cost to family and friends and live with the scars, both visible and hidden, sustained while fighting for their country. They have indeed made a very large sacrifice which we as Canadi-

ans can never repay. As we reflect today on our past and express our gratitude to those who serve, let the bells ring out and let us be ever appreciative for the sacrifices made to keep our

land glorious and free. Lest We Forget. Dr. Richard Starke MLA Vermilion-Lloydminster

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Nichol, William Private Fifth Canadian Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

Yeo, Sherman Lance Corporal Served in Canada, Britain and Northwest Europe

Gilles, Otto Rank Unknown WWII

Smithson, John Lawrence Private Saw action in Canada, Britain and Northwest Europe

Campbell, Robert Alexander Signalman Assigned to 25 Canadian Tank Delivery Elgin Regiment, enlisted Mar. 15, 1942

Dumont, Wilfred Norman Rifleman Enlisted Aug. 15, 1966, discharged June 1969. Decorations include United Nations (Cyprus) 3 Years Good Conduct Stripes

Oliver, K.W. Corporal Enlisted Jan. 26 1990. Was awarded the NATO Medal of Service, with NATO on Operations in Relation to for Former Yugoslavia

Olson, Malcolm Keith R.C.A.F. WWII

Charles, Jack Wing Commander RAF, RCAF 1939-1950

Thompson, Muriel Martha Woman’s Division, Enlisted April 20, 1942, Discharged Aug. 7 1943. Awarded Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and War Medal

Olson, Donald Brandt R.C.A.F. WWII

Carruthers, James Stewart L.A.C Enlisted Aug. 7, 1942

Laforce, Robert Gerald Sergeant. Enlisted June 1946, Discharged Sept. 1970


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Richarson, Ronald Lewis Lieutenant Colonel. Enlisted Oct. 15/54, Discharged Aug. 25/86. Decorations: Canada Service Medal and Clasp (CD1), Special Service Medal (NATO)

Beaton, Wesley H. Private C.V.S.M and Clasp, War Medal and France Germany Star. Served overseas with the PPCLI

Dorosh, Anton Private, served in WWII in Canada

Greening, Torey Corporal, Princess Patricia, Served in Afghanistan

Dumont, Harve Isidore Private, Peace Keeper in Continental Europe and Middle East for the Lord Strathcona Horse Royal Canadians. discharged with “Honors� in October 24, 1961

Elliott, Hugh Norman Corporal, Royal Canadian Army (5th Canadian Infantry Brigade), Saw action in U.K. and Continental Europe

Dyck, Vivian (Voss)

Wakefield, Archie Private, WWII Joined Dec. 22/1941 and taken prisoner Oct. 22/1944 and discharged Aug. 17/1945 Hanson, Howard G. WWII Medic From Lone Rock

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Blench, Ellen (Voss)

Pringle, Hugh Army Signals Corps. Second World War

Veltikold, Homer Private World War II

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Walker, Francis Charles Second World War

Stephenson, Guy Pearce Private 46th Battalion Canadian Infantry Saskatchewan Regiment WWI - killed April 10, 1917, Vimy Ridge

Pattison, Andrew Private L2634 WWII

Younger, Bernard W. SAPPER in the Royal Canadian Engineers WWII Saw action in… England, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany

Fitchell, George Albert “Fitch” Corporal SAPPER with Royal Canadian Engineers Saw action in… Canada, England, Holland, France

Robinson, Herbert (Herb) J. Private WWII Saw action in… France, England Martens, Jacob “Jake” Gunmen WWII Years of Service: 4

Eileen and Bill Armstrong

Olsen, Albert

Spencer, James Lord Strathcona Horse Regiment WWII Italy, France, Belgium, Holland

McCuaig, John Duncan Served in First World War. Father of Neil McCuaig, grandfather of Peggy McCuaig

Nickless, Charles Enlisted in the Canadian Army 1st Saskatchewan Regiment - 19141918 World War One. Son Vic Nickless

Thomarat, Maurice C.A CPL WWII Saw action in… France, Italy

McGirr, Wilburn Harvey L/CPL Royal Canadian Dragoons WWII First Canadian Regiment

Noyce, Ralph R. Flight Sergeant WWII Years of Service: 1941-1945 Saw action in… England Olsen, Glenn

Olsen, Lawrence


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Morris, W.C “Bill” CPL R.C.E WWII Years of Service: 1940-1946

Wood, Frank Royal Air Force (RAF) Ground Crew, Armorer Hurricane, during the Second World War

Bonnor, Samuel Jolly Signal Corp. WWII

Boyes, Justin Garret Lieutenant Afghan Conflict Saw action in… Afghanistan

Dixon, Hugh Richard Master Corporal

Gould, Hubert Enlisted in the Canadian Engineers 1915-1918 Daughter- Francis Nickless

Master Warrant Officer Devin Whiting and Major Chantel Whiting with a combined 30 years service stationed in Ontario with the Air Force. Devin saw peacekeeping action during Desert Storm Wilkes, Melvin Served April 1940 - discharged in Jan. 1946

Messum, Stanley Ernest Flying Officer J/19447 443 Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force, who died on April 6, 1945 at the age of 29

Dumont, Hillmond August WWII SPR. Service in Canada

Borodayko, Michael 64th Fld. Btl R.C.A Gunner 1939-45 Saw action in… U.K., France, Germany

Wilkes, Blanche Served in England from October 1943 December 1946

Christopherson, Clifford T Corporal Served in the Second World War, RCAF Died Nov. 1942

Morrison, Joel Master Corporal Served with the Canadian Army and did two tours in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Adams, Frederick William Winnipeg Grenadier Hong Kong Vet WWI & WWII Brassington, Fredrick Arthur (Art) Private WWII

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Salt, Janet Served with the Women’s Royal Naval Service (Wrens) during the Second World War

Berry, John Arthur Sergeant WWII

Brotzel, Nicholas Corporal WWII

In remembrance of Grandpa. (Ron Kenyon) We will never forget you.

Brown, Raymond J. Lieutenant WWII Germany and Holland

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Wright, William G. Corporal Boer War, WWI & WWII

Campbell, Archie Private WWII

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Byers, Carl Blackwatch Regiment WWII

Conlon, Jerry Corporal 1st Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Infantry Saw action in… Khandahar, Afghanistan

Byers, Eddy Tail Gunner RCAF WWII

Creech, Frank B. Flying Officer WWII

Byers, Elwood Army WWII

Cunningham, Albert Private Calgary Highlanders WWII Saw action in… U.K. and Continental Europe


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Cunningham, Jack R. RCAF Leading Aircraftman Canada

Evans, Fredrick O. Private WWII Great Britain and Continental Europe

Earl, Elric Gunner Anti Aircraft WWII

Haugen, Roy Allan Sergeant WWII

Dokken, Melvin (Mel) LAC WWII

Day, George L.A.C. WWII Canada

Flewell, Raymond Corporal Canadian Army WWII Saw action in… France, Germany, England, Belgium, Holland Holtby, Robert A. BSA, MSc. Navigator WWII Saw action in… Germany

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Dunlop, William (Tex) Charles Sergeant Air Force WWII Great Britain

Earl, Brinson Gunner WWII

Galloway, David Rear Gunner RCAF WWII

Harris, Ron WWII

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Honey, Hedley Arthur L. Sergeant WWII

Hughes, Francis Sapper RCE WWII & Korea

Johnson, Helmer J. Corporal WWII Sicily, Italy Belgium, France, Holland

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Honey, James Trooper Sergeant WWII

Hope, (nee Poppleton) Margaret Women’s Div. RCAF WWII

Hudson, Cecil Arthur Henry Lieutenant WWI Saw action in… France

Hughes, Patrick John Leading Corporal WWII

Hunter, Montie C. WWII Cape Breton Highlanders

Jeffrey, Herbert Edward WWI 1st Battalion 678786 WWII Veteran’s Guard Johnston, Graffin Sergeant Pilot Officer RCAF WWII Saw action in… Germany, France

Graham, L. R. Corporal WWII

Harris, Alf WWII

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Jones, Alan Percival Army WWII

Jones, Aldis Lillian Dean RCAF WWII

Jones, Evan Ingram Navy WWII

Kemp, John (Jack) Officer Commanding WWII

Kenyon, Ron Sergeant, 13th Field Reg. 3rd Canadian Div. WWII

Knight, Harold Clinton Rifleman WWII

Huff, Andrew Private WWII

Jeffery, Albert Lieutenant Cpl. in 5th Battalion WWII Saw action in… France

Johnstone, Andy Private WWII

Jones, Arthur Lorne Sergeant WWII

Kennedy, Thomas Leslie Corporal GNR L/BDR WWII France, UK, Belgium, Holland, Germany

Kosteriva, Jeff Corporal WWII

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Liddicoat, Clarence Melvin Trooper WWII

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Johnson, Ronald Private WWII Saw action in… Belgium, Holland, Germany

Langille, Horatio (Ray) WWII Saw action in… United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Friesen Islands

Liddicoat, Howard Rawling Sapper WWII

Liddicoat, Ivan Raymond Sapper WWII

Love, Howard William Flight Sergeant RCAF WWII Saw action in… Canada

Lundquist, Roger Private WWII Saw action in… France, Belgium, Holland, Germany

MacDonald, Alexander (Sandy) Regina Rifles WWII

MacDonald, Donald PA Volunteers 1st Special Service Force WWII

MacDonald, John Peter PPCLI WWII

MacLean, Don AB/Sea RCN WWII Saw action in… North Atlantic

MacLean, Hugh Sergeant 4th Armoured Division WWII Saw action in… France, Belgium, Holland

Mallett, Norville Corporal Sigs Calgary Highlanders WWII Saw action in… France, Belgium, Holland

Mallett, (nee MacLean) Vi Wren/tel WRCNS WWII Saw action in… Canada

Martens, C. Richard Private First Class WWII Saw action in… Italy, France

Martens, Jake

McCoy, Keith Leading Seaman Korean War

McGuffie, Jack Private #L91650 with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Saw action in… Holland, Belguim, Germany

Mew, Victor Gordon Private WWI & WWII Saw action in… France, Europe, Sicily, England, Africa

Johnson, Ole S. Sergeant WWII Saw action in… France, Belgium, Holland, Germany

Love, Robert M. Private WWII

Moore, George E.

Love, William Howard Corporal WWI & WWII Saw action in… France

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Morlidge, Arthur Bryan Flying Officer WWII Buried in Uden, Holland

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Mudge, Melville Robinson Trooper XII Manitoba Dragoons WWII Saw action in… France, Belguim, Germany

Mullins, Fred WWII

Nault, Dan Sergeant WWII

Nicholson, Nora W.A.A.F. Air Force WWII

Noble, Eric Hilton Gunner WWII Saw action in… France, Belgium, Holland, Germany

Noble, George Henry Sergeant WWI & WWII Saw action in… France, Canada

Saw action in… England Oddan, Harold Engeman Flying Officer WWII Saw action in… England, Belgium

Patmore, Edger “Ed” Stanley Boer War

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Ogram, George Leslie

Patmore, Fredrick Ernest WWI 45th Winnipeg Rifles and Ypres 49th Edmonton Battalion

Nelson, Archie Anti-Aircraft Gunner WWII

Noble, Harold George Staff Sargeant WWII Saw action in… France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, South East Asia Command

Noble, Henry Alexander (Alec) Sergeant, Troop Commander WWII Saw action in… France, Belgium, Holland, Germany

Parkyn, Cecil E. Engineer WWII

Patmore, Arthur Private 28th Battalion WWI Saw action in… France

Ollen, Florian Private WWII

Perkins, Robert LAC WWII Saw action in… England, Normandy, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany

Nicholson, Arthur Corporal Royal Canadian Air Force WWII England, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium

Pike, Godfrey Private WWI

Poppleton, Dougal Private Gunner WWII

Pinske, Albert Private WWII Saw action in… France, Belgium & Germany Poppleton, Gordon Lance Corporal WWII

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Pringle, Hugh Canadian Signal Corps WWII Saw action in… Canada

Powers, Duane Flight Lieutenant WWII

Poppleton, Norman Private Gunner WWII

Poppleton, James Corporal WWII

Reiber, Ralph Private WWII

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Priest, John H. S.P.R. Private R.C.E. WWII

Reinhart, Flo Truck Driver/ Field Mechanic WWII

Reinhart, Irene Truck Driver/ Field Mechanic WWII

Ripley, Raymond Jonathan Private WWI

Ripley, Robert C. Private WWI

Ripley, Vincent C. Private WWI

Scriber, (nee Hughes) Margaret Corporal Radio Telephone Operator WWII

Searle, Arthur Brodie Commanding Officer Group Captain WWII

Searle, Stanley Richard L.A.C. WWII

Shreenan, (nee Smith) Lois B. Sergeant WWII

Sokalofsky, (nee Love) Elsie Leading Air Woman WWII

Spencer, Jacob John Corporal WWII

Saw action in… Canada

Spencer, James A. Private WWII

Sunderland, Jean R. (nee Miller) WWII Saw action in… England

Sunderland, Keith Wireless Air Gunner WWII Saw action in… Europe, Africa

Topott, William Salt Infantry Boer War & WWI Saw action in South Africa

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Tweten, Knute Arthur Corporal WWII

Weighill, Kenneth E. Anti-Aircraft Gunner Mine Sweeper WWII

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Vick, John “Jack” Andrew Private WWII

Wakefield, Clement Corporal WWII Saw action in… Belgium, France & Germany

Wallis, Charles Marsden Private LAC (Leading Aircraftsman) WWII

Welsh, Herbert Alfred Corporal WWII

Woodman, Peter Master Corporal

Wright, Ken Lance Corporal WWII

Saw action in… Gulf War I, Desert Storm

Weighill, Bill Navy Submarine Detector WWII

Wright, Ralph Leading Aircraftsman WWII


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With recreational cannabis legal in Canada as of Oct. 17 the doors to the Border City’s first dispensary are open to the public. Plantlife, located at 4215 80 Ave. Lloydminster, Alta, is unique to the area as recreational cannabis users would otherwise have to drive to Edmonton to purchase the product, and the road to flicking the switch on the “open” sign was unpaved and lacked GPS. “In the beginning it was just a matter of acquiring stock and accessories, because as the dispensaries continue to open up more and more, of course stock becomes an issue and how we handle supply and demand,” said regional manager Tyler Stiger. “Now that we do have our stock and we are operational and we do have our accessories, we don’t foresee acquiring stock to be an issue in the future now that we know what the process looks like.” Stiger described being the first cannabis retailer in the Border City as surreal and is looking forward to seeing what the future holds in regards to legal cannabis in Canada.

“It’s been a very long and challenging road to travel down to open up a dispensary but now that we are in full operation we’re happy and excited to be here in Lloydminster and things couldn’t be going better as far as I’m concerned.” Like all cannabis dispensaries throughout the country, each transaction made at Plantlife is monitored so the dispensary can keep track of what customers are purchasing to ensure they aren’t over selling an individual customer the max allotted 30 grams per day. “If someone comes in and buys the maximum 30 grams of dried flower in one day then that’s it for the day,” he said. “You can’t buy more than 30 grams within a 24 hour period.” One important aspect of the business for Stiger is removing the stigmas that have been attached to cannabis for a very long time “Unfortunately those stigmas, every since Up in Smoke from Cheech and Chong and things like that, there has been a pop culture and a very tight stigma around that whether it be burnouts, pot heads, you name it,” he said. “The reality is cannabis is here

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Ty l e r S t i g e r, r e g i o n a l m a n a g e r o f Plantlife, is excited to have the doors open to customers with recreational cannabis now legal in Canada.

to stay in Canada and everybody deserves to be informed properly and they need to be able to purchase cannabis from a place they can trust and have respect in, and we hope that we can be exactly that. “We are here to educate people on how to use it recreationally and what the benefits of using it recreationally are.”


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Lakeland Ag team outsmarts others MERIDIAN SOURCE STAFF

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Lakeland College agribusiness students earned first place at the fourth annual Cor Van Raay Agribusiness Case Competition. Lakeland’s team of Hannah Olson, Abby Black, Bethan Lewis and Bailey Hofstra was one of 11 teams from five post-secondary institutions from Alberta and Saskatch-

ewan that competed in Lethbridge on Oct. 27. Darla Stepanick and Cole Ambrock, agribusiness instructors and the team’s co-coaches, are thrilled about the outcome with Lakeland’s top solution being a strategy on wholesome products. “The moment they came out of the presentation room, I knew they nailed it. They had to complete a strategic business

plan for an American dairy company which aligned well with the students’ strengths,” said Stepanick. Teams had four hours to analyze a case, develop a solution and prepare a 15-minute presentation to three judges. In addition to a first place trophy and a $500 cash prize, the students returned to Lakeland with heightened skills in teamwork, problem-

solving and networking. Stepanick says the judges told him afterwards that Lakeland students had blown their minds with their knowledge and passion for agriculture. Lakeland’s case team is one of three in the Student-Managed Enterprise (SME), in which second-year agribusiness students connect theory with real business scenarios.

What the team completed in four hours is what they usually achieve in a week in the SME course. Joining Lakeland on the podium in Lethbridge were the University of Saskatchewan in second place and theUniversity of Lethbridge in third.

The unique, two-day competition is tailored to students attending a post-secondary institution and in any year of study. In teams of up to five members, they participate in professional development activities as well as network with industry professionals.

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Thanks to a calmer wildfire season at home, Alberta firefighters stepped up to help battle extreme wildfires in B.C. and the Pacific Northwest. Alberta sent 681 fire-

fighters out of province this fire season, along with aircraft and equipment, to battle wildfire danger throughout Canada and the U.S. “Fighting wildfires means being ready to lend a hand,” said Min-

ister of Agriculture and Forestry Oneil Carlier. “As we look back at the end of another fire season, I’m proud that our world-class firefighters and experts were able to step up where they were most needed.”

Temperate weather and vigilant wildfire monitoring, along with increased wildfire prevention and mitigation, were key to keeping Alberta communities safe from the risk of wildfire.

ASK THE EXPERTS Ask the Expert Audiology I don’t have a hearing problem. Why should I get a hearing test? There may be nothing wrong with your hearing, but just as you make it a point to get your eyes checked, you should get your hearing tested as well, (annually if you are over 60.) Our hearing is known to decline as we age, and age-related hearing loss is so gradual that by the time you notice it, you may not realize how much of a negative impact your hearing loss has had Pam Wolfe on your personal relationships and your Clinic Manager, overall quality of life. Plus, a baseline RHAP, BC HIS hearing test can serve as a personalized point of reference every time you get your hearing tested in the future, making it easier for your hearing professional to track the progression of your hearing health. While you’ve taken an interest in your hearing, why not be a part of the Campaign for Better Hearing? The campaign’s Give-Back program raises hearing awareness and encourages everyone to test their ears at 60 years. For every hearing test taken, Lloydminster Hearing Centre and other campaign sponsors donate $4.00 towards hearing aids for those who can’t afford them. It’s a great way to give back to the community, it’s free to participate and you’ll be taking control of your hearing health all at once. A hearing appointment can be made by calling toll-free: 1-888-478-1572. Lloydminster Hearing Centre is located in Lloydminster at 5114 46 Street. Visit campaignforbetterhearing.org to learn more about the Campaign for Better Hearing and it’s award recipients.

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Husky profits from integration GEOFF LEE

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.................................. Husky Energy’s integrated oil and gas system led the company to report a third quarter profit of $545 million compared to $136 million in the same year ago period. “Our strategy continues to prove itself. Our integrated model combined with our high netback offshore business is generating increasing funds from operations and free cash flow,” said Husky CEO Rob Peabody in a third-quarter conference call in late October. Peabody says additional integration and benefits will result if MEG Energy shareholders accept Husky’s hostile $3.3 billion cash and shares takeover offer by a Jan. 16 deadline. “Husky is uniquely positioned to deliver strong value to MEG

shareholders. The combined company’s production will have access to our extensive export pipeline network, our refineries and our upgrader which insulate us against location and quality differentials,” he said. Production averaged 297,000 barrels of oil a day equivalent in the quarter with up to 305,000 BOE per day projected for the full year. The relatively flat production numbers are attributed to maintenance at Sunrise and slowing the pace of CHOPS (cold heavy oil production) optimizations in the Lloydminster region. “We are replacing this production with thirdparty barrels impacted by the differential, running them through our refining and transportation system,” said COO Rob Symonds.

File Photo Thermal bitumen production from Lloyd thermal projects, Tucker in Cold Lake and Sunrise in the Athabasca oil sands averaged 117,300 bbls/day. The Rush Lake 2 thermal project near Maidstone, which began production in October, is contributing to the inte-

grated corridor and is currently producing about 3,000 bbls a day. “Dee Valley is coming along very much like Rush Lake 2. We now expect to see first oil before the end of 2019, which is six months sooner than we anticipated,” said Symonds. The modules have all been delivered to site

near Maidstone and the once-through steam generators have all been assembled. Work on the electrical and mechanical systems is underway and building construction has begun. Drilling on a second well pad has also begun. “We are really hitting our stride with

these projects,” said Symonds. “The modular design is contributing to efficiencies and improved construction timelines.” Work is also progressing on other thermal projects in the region including Spruce Lake North and two other previously sanctioned thermal projects.


Honouring local war veterans

Geoff Lee Meridian Source Lloydminster 186 Air Cadet Squadron were at the Lloydminster Cemetery this past weekend for the No Stone Left Alone ceremony to ensure no war vets are forgotten by laying poppies on grave sites.

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Strengthening local democracy

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Minister Anderson announces An Act to Renew Local Democracy in Alberta. MERIDIAN SOURCE STAFF

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The Alberta government is working to get big money out of local elections while in c r e a s i ng t r a nsp arency and accountability, so that Albertans get a fairer vote.

An Act to Renew Local Democracy in Alberta would make several much-needed updates to the existing act that governs elections for municipalities, school boards, Métis Settlements and irrigation districts.

After hearing direct feedback from Albertans, the province is proposing updates which include banning corporate and union donations, lowering contribution limits for individual Albertans and requiring third

parties to be more transparent about contributions. “We heard from Albertans that elections should be decided by people, not by money,” said Minister of Municipal Affairs Shaye Anderson. “Our government made provincial elections fairer and more transparent, and now we are committed to doing the same on the municipal level.” The proposed legislation would make local elections more accountable by empowering the Alberta election commissioner to investigate, prosecute and enforce rules related to campaign finance and third-party advertising. General administration of local elections would be left to each jurisdiction. “Active oversight by an independent

enforcement body helps to ensure integrity in our electoral process,” said Alberta Election Commissioner Lorne Gibson. “It not only holds to account those who break the rules, but deters others from doing so and helps voters maintain trust in their elections. Without education, prevention and effective enforcement, even the best election laws are merely good intentions.” Over the summer, Albertans, municipal associations, school boards, Metis Settlements, Alberta’s election commissioner and municipalities were consulted about possible changes to the legislation. Other amendments would include: - Lowering contribution limits to $4,000 provincewide for municipal elections,

as well as $4,000 for school board elections. - Reducing the campaign period from the current four years to one year and limiting fundraising and contributions to only that period. - Closing the fundraising function loophole that allows candidates to raise funds without disclosing their donors. - Requiring communities of more than 5,000 to hold advance votes, which would provide more opportunity for residents to cast ballots. - Establishing a future regulation that would set campaign spending limits for municipal and school board elections, following stakeholder consultations. - Requiring campaign disclosure statements from all candidates, including selffunded candidates.


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City starts bi-weekly organics pickup

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The City of Lloydminster will begin its annual, bi-weekly organics collection on Nov. 12, with a noticeable absence of yard waste with the changing of seasons. The city observes an 80 per cent decrease in curbside organics collection during the winter. “We are proud of the 13,400 tonnes diverted from the landfill and encourage residents to con-

tinue the great effort by using their organics cart,” said Karen Dela Rosa, senior manager, waste services. “Following the success of this program in 2017, we aim to continue to increase efficiency with minimal impact to residents.” The annual savings allow the leftover capital to fund the cost of organics processing. Weekly organics collection resumes in the spring.

Shift in curriculum development to benefit students MERIDIAN SOURCE STAFF

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Alberta Education is shifting curriculum development timelines to include Grade 9 earlier in the development process. This shift better supports junior high schools during the implementation of future curriculum. In June 2016, Alberta Education began the development of future curriculum, simultaneously in English and French, in language arts (English, French, Fran-

çais), mathematics, social studies, sciences, arts and wellness. The original timeline divided the development of middle years and junior high curriculum into Grades 5-8 followed by Grades 9-12. The new timeline adds Grade 9 curriculum development to Grades 5-8. “Our stakeholders asked us to consider this shift so we would have a more cohesive approach to the development and implementation of our mid-

dle years and junior high curriculum,” said Minister of Education David Eggen. “Accelerating these timelines means we will have our Grade 9 curriculum nailed down earlier which provides benefits in the classroom sooner to help students prepare for the transition to high school.” The shift in curriculum timelines allows curriculum working groups to begin developing Grades 5–9 curriculum in November.

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Border City beauty queen gives back

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The Days Hotel and Suites was a flurry of activity this past weekend as the Border City hosted its first ever beauty pageant. Royal Alberta Pageantry was in town on Saturday to set the stage and make things official for the 19 registered competitors and their families. Lloydminster’s own Ayden Kosko, who was crowned Miss Teen Canada Petite in late August, wasn’t eligible to compete due to contract commitments with sanctioning bod-

ies, but still took the opportunity to offer a helping hand to some of the competitors and pass on some of her wisdom.

I like coaching these younger competitors as well as watching them compete because I can still be involved in the pageant.

“Coaching is great. I love it and I coach from the pageant to the dance,” Kosko said.

“I like coaching these younger competitors as well as watching them compete because I can still be involved in the pageant.” With competitors ranging from 9-12 years of age, having Kosko as a coach was not only fun for these young girls as they’ve seen how far a dream can take a driven competitor, it’s also humbling and a gentle reminder for Kosko as to where she came from. “Before I started competing in the bigger pageants I started off competing in smaller events like

this one, and I tell the younger girls that and I think it helps push them because if I started here and got to where I did, anyone can,” she said. With this being Lloydminster’s first pageant, organizers weren’t 100 per cent as to how many competitors would register, but with almost 20 on the books the turnout was great. “When the pageants are held in bigger cities like Edmonton there’s usually 40 girls competing, so having this many girls signed up at the first ever event is pretty good,” said Kosko.


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Safari Day at Southridge Geoff Lee Meridian Source

Left: Hunter Friemark looks for “wild game” through his binoculars during safari day at Southridge Play School last Thursday. The non-profit playschool is for kids aged 3 to 5 under the guidance of teacher and director Lola Palik. Right: Kyle O’Meara, left, helps his son Casey climb a ladder.

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To honour and to celebrate GREEN FILE MARK & BEN CULLEN

This is Remembrance month. A time to reflect and honour Canada’s fallen. Of all the words that we use to describe what happens during Remembrance month, we never use the word “celebrate”. There is a good reason for this as we do not want to celebrate war, but rather honour those who served, were injured and the many who died to defend the freedom that we enjoy in Canada. I would like to suggest that there is one

Alberta’s influenza immunization program is ongoing. Influenza immunization is offered, free of charge, to all Albertans six months of age and older.

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Tuesday, November 6*

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Friday, November 23* Friday, December 7*

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10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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*Appt required. Call 780-853-5270.

Provost Provincial Building 5419 44 Street, Provost *Appt required. Call 780-753-6180.

Please bring Alberta Health Care Card. Short sleeves recommended.

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reason to celebrate during Remembrance month. Peace. This Nov. 11 is not just another Remembrance Day, it is the 100th anniversary of Armistice, the day the First World War ended. As we reflect and learn about the costliest war ever, we have many reasons to be sober and somber. A Tree for Every Hero Three years ago, we launched a new campaign to acknowledge the sacrifice of many Canadians who served in our Armed Forces during time of war including 117,000 war dead. The Highway of Heroes, which stretches between CFB Trenton and the coroner’s office at Keele Street and Highway 401, was created during the Afghan conflict. The bodies of Canadians who were lost in war were flown to CFB Trenton and repatriated there, on Canadian soil. As hearses drove down the high-

Supplied Photo way, thousands of Canadians stood on bridges and along the highway to reflect and ponder the loss of life when a Canadian was killed while in service to the country. No one will claim that this stretch of the 401 should win any awards for its’ natural beauty or for its positive environmental impact. But that is changing. The Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign is a campaign to plant 117,000 trees on the highway right of way, one for each of Canada’s war dead since 1812, 1.8 million more trees are being planted on “the other side of the farmer’s fence,”

one for each Canadian who volunteered for military service during times of war. Milestones The past year has been a very exciting one for our campaign, with many positive changes. David and Sharon Johnston agreed to join our campaign as honorary patrons. David, Governor General from 2010 to 2017, and Sharon the Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy. Both are committed to helping us reach our goals and have already been extraordinary in doing so. CONTINUED ON PAGE 39


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To honour and to celebrate continued FROM PAGE 38

Don Cherry surprised us with a very kind, hand written note and a personal cash donation just a couple of months ago. He wrote, “I would be honoured to be an advocate for the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute. Please use my name in connection with the campaign. Thanks, Don.” There is no doubt, Mr. Cherry is a beauty of a guy. In the mean time, you never know when he might just give us a pitch while on tv. Planting We have planted more than 90,000 trees, 75,000 in the last couple of months alone. As we ramp up our planting schedule, we are planning on planting many more trees next spring and fall. By 2019 we are targeting 50 per cent of our goal for right-ofway plantings and several hundred thousand of the trees near the highway. Our partners at the Ministry of Transportation continue to be critically important to the success of this living memorial. Highway

of Heroes Tree Campaign is the only organization authorized by the MTO to plant on the Highway of Heroes and we are thankful for their continued help and support on many levels.

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Donations This year we raised over $1.9 million towards our goal of $10 million. Currently, we stand at $3.6 million, with thanks to many Canadians who have stepped up to the plate to make a contribution. Many are individual Canadians, just like you. These include two Silver Cross Mothers who lost their sons during the Afghan war. There are many organizations and people who have been generous with in-kind donations of trees, planting services, soil, mulch and more. And finally, Landscape Ontario and its members have been more than generous in their support.

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What was that? PRAIRIE WOOL HELEN ROW TOEWS

“9 in 10 Canadians read newspapers each week in print, on websites, tablets and phones.” newspaperscanada.ca

Have you ever been so stunned by an outlandish statement that you couldn’t think of a sensible reply? Or uttered a phrase yourself that, upon reflection, seemed completely absurd? I have. Almost every day. Often the situations involve children, but not always. Take several recent episodes. As is frequently the case with one of my tales, we’ll pick up the action as my bus rumbles along a country road. It was a hot afternoon in June, and spirits were high as everyone anxiously waited to get home. With lights flashing, and traffic halting expectantly outside, we stopped in a cloud of dust beside the home of a five year old boy,

who slid from his seat with sleepy-eyed indifference to begin the slow and deliberate gathering of his scattered accoutrements. A pencil here, a partially-gnawed apple there, his hat needed straightening, the top fell off his juice bottle, he dropped his crayon sketch of a one-armed orangutan – kids around him started getting edgy. I got edgy. And the driver of a waiting car held up questioning hands that clearly said, “Let’s get this bloody show on the road!” “Hurry up Sammy,” I called in exasperation, as the tiny fellow finally began to scuffle up the aisle. Unconcer ned ly , he paused beside me, lifted a chubby hand to stroke the, as yet, invisible beard on his chin, and gazed owlishly out the front window with all the time in the world. “I’ve just been wondering Mrs. Toews,” he said, turning small round eyes on me as he pondered aloud one of

the deeper mysteries of the universe, “where exactly do babies come from?” The other day as I rounded the corner to our living room, my mind preoccupied with supper plans, I witnessed my spiritually-minded husband stand wearily from his position before the news report, shake his head sorrowfully, and remark with deep and lasting regret, “Well, it’s happened – the devil’s won.” “What?” I cried in alarm. Had Satan somehow seized control of the world whilst I foolishly deliberated between Hamburger Helper and a turkey pot pie? “Yup,” he continued sadly, “I thought the Oilers could beat ‘em, but nope.” I lurched giggling into the kitchen muttering, “The New Jersey Devils...good grief.” Each day since school began I back down a curved driveway to pick up a sweet little red-haired girl of six (as popularized in

Charlie Brown comics). She sits demurely in the front seat, swinging her legs and advising me on a number of important subjects like what princesses do in their free time and why they should avoid pools that are known to be inhabited by nameless, affectionseeking frogs. On this particular day the sun was in my eyes and I almost didn’t see a tiny black sports car behind me. “ S o p h i e , ” I exclaimed in cautionary tones, “please don’t park your Lamborghini so close to the road.” Even as the words left my mouth, I marvelled at their lunacy. Finally, in an effort to properly round off this piece, I’ve added three more phrases overheard as parents and teachers helped children prepare for Halloween last week: Don’t forget your tail, her moustache is slipping, and last but not least, if you poop your pants we’re going home. Words to live by.


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Steelers pick up fifth straight victory JAMIE HARKINS WRITER

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A brick wall between the pipes and a couple of timely digs at the other side of the ice has helped the Lloydminster PWM midget AAA Steelers head onto the road with momentum. The Steelers captured their fifth straight home-ice victory in a 3-1 effort against the rival Edmonton Pandas at the Servus Sports Centre on Saturday afternoon. The game marked the girls’ last in the Border City until early in the New Year. “We needed a quick start,” said Steelers head coach Randy Laumbach. “We’re going to be on the road now to Jan. 5, so we had to string some wins together. “We’ve done a good job. We played St. Albert, which are of course national champions, and we’ve had s o m e d e c e n t s uc c e ss winning two out of three. Then Calgary, they’ve got a really good club this year and we’ve won two out of three with them, so

Steelers centre Hayleigh Craig wires a shot on the Pandas net.

our start at home has been good.” Laumbach said the team’s 8-3 record to start the season is a credit to the skilled depth they enjoy up front as well as their strong tandem in net. He said their backend is also showing improvement with each passing game mak-

ing for a well rounded group at every area of the ice. “We’ve definitely improved,” noted Steelers centre Jayde Cadieux. “We started a little slow, but we’re bonding. We’re all really good teammates, the positivity is keeping up and we’re just clicking.”

Jamie Harkins Meridian Source Steelers right wing Kelsey Hall opened the scoring versus the Pandas nine-and-ahalf minutes into the first period when she chipped the puck off the boards to herself in order to get around the defence before wiring it top corner glove side on goalie Emma Stephen. Pandas defenceman

Bria Fewchuk tied the contest about a minute later on a flubbed shot from the top of the crease that beat Steele r s ne tmi nd e r Mo l l y Mitchell five hole. Cadieux put her team out front once again late in the second period by poking the puck past Stephen during a scramble in front.

She added her second goal of the game halfway through the third on a rebound opportunity in close. “For the last few weeks, we’ve had really hard practices trying to get those simple plays down,” she said. “It really helped, just the hard work out there.” Laumbach said lots of rest, hydration and eating properly will help the girls get through the rigours of this twomonth trek through the Alberta Female Hockey League. He said the coaching staff will also be keeping a close eye on the players to make sure they’re not getting run down. “On the road you don’t have to be pretty,” said Laumbach. “You’ve just got to go and play consistent hockey. One thing we’re really trying to rely on is instilling good habits in the girls that will pay off especially in the latter half of the season. But, I think we’ll just continue with our good habits, continue playing for one another and work hard.”


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The peewee Colts are back-to-back Lloydminster Minor Football Association champions.

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Colts capture Lloydminster Minor Football Association championship JAMIE HARKINS WRITER

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It didn’t take long for the Lloydminster peewee Colts to prove why they deserve to be called two-time league champions. Colts running back Ethan Grannum dashed 25 yards into the end zone early in the first quarter of the team’s Lloydminster Minor Football Association (LMFA) championship final against the Bonnyville Renegades at Rod Kirby Field on Sunday afternoon. Running back Kade Pilkey put his team up 12-0 a couple of minutes later on a 13-yard battle into the house before increasing the lead by another six points early in the second quarter. “That was good because we had confidence,” said Colts quarterback Matthew Fallscheer. “We weren’t behind and desperate to score.” F a l l s c h e e r ’ s p un c h in from the Renegades one yard line coupled

with a 28-yard run around the left side by Grannum increased the Colts advantage to 30 points by the half.

It’s nice. It’s two years in a row now that we’ve won at home.

Pilkey and Grannum then picked up a couple more majors in the third quarter before safety and backup q uarte rb ac k Th o m as Bogucky added the finishing touches on the 50-0 win with a picksix late in the frame. “It’s nice,” said Fallscheer. “It’s two years in a row now that we’ve won at home.” The final score coming on a turnover provided the highlight to the Colts dominance on the defensive side of the ball. Ryan Oborowsky got things started early on that front with an interception leading to the Colts second touch-

down, but it was the team’s linemen that carried the load starting with Levi Boggust and Steiner Hundeby combining to recover three Renegades fumbles before the first half was out. “It helped us so we could score more,” said Hundeby, “and keep the ball to ourselves.” The win earned the Colts a berth in the Football Alberta peewee final against the host Lacombe Explo-

sion at MEGlobal Athletic Park this Saturday. The Explosion have enjoyed a similar run to the Colts including an unbeaten run through the regular season culminating in a 40-0 win against the Red Deer Hornets for the Central Football League title this past weekend. “We’ve just got to keep our mind on the prize,” said Hundeby. “And do whatever we have to do to win.”

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Strong defence leads to a Raiders shutout JAMIE HARKINS WRITER

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The Holy Rosary High School (HRHS) Raiders have advanced to the Football Alberta quarter finals. The Raiders shut out the Fort McMurray Father Patrick Mercredi Community High School Trappers 3 5 - 0 u n d e r c ol d an d snowy conditions at the Raider Bowl on Friday night. They’ll meet an old rival in the Sylvan Lake H.J. Cody School La k e r s a t L a c o m b e ’ s MEGlobal Athletic Park this Saturday. “I remember playing them in my Grade 10 year,” said Raiders quarterback Dante Tabacu. “It was a close game. They’re a tough team from what I remember, so it should

be good.” Tabacu scored his team’s first major against the Trappers at the 4:27 mark of the first quarter on a oneyard punch in.

It was heartbreaking taking that final snap with all the seniors beside me.

A Trappers conceded safety, three short yardage touchdowns courtesy of Raiders running back Nash Etson and four successful converts by Allan Ofianewski brought the score to 30-0 by the half. The Trappers surrendered another safety

early in the third quarter to bring the score to 32-0. Ofianewski then split the uprights on a 22-yard field goal midway through the frame to finish the scoring. Tabacu noted the snow meant the players had a tough time holding onto the ball, but they kept working at it to pull through. He added they still made the Trappers play to their game, which is exactly what the seniors on the team have been practising throughout their high school football careers. “This last home game means the world,” said Tabacu. “It was heartbreaking taking that final snap with all the seniors beside me, but it felt good. Now we’re ready for next week.”

A-side champions

The Lloydminster Dominion Lending atom Blazers, with head coach Brent Loney, manager Lisa Mcdougall, Alivia Foster, Avery Redhead, Ayden-Lynne Kloster, Dalyn Steinhauer, Esme Loney, Hannah Passmore, Mya Duhaime, Sophie Strilchuck, Reese Inge, Skylar Heinrichs, Stevie Brown, Syd Hancock, Jayda Hill, Taylor Green, Mattius Mcdougall, and assistant coaches Jeff Steinhauer, Mike Strilchuck and Brad Heinrichs, won the A-final at an all female hockey tournament in Stettler this past weekend. The girls played their hearts out going undefeated with a 4-0 record. Submitted

Blazers golden at Edge Academy

The Lloydminster bantam AA Blazers, with coach Kory Rogers, Kale Pahtayken, Wyatt Curtis, Rohan Quist, Ben Rawluk, Kade Fendelet, Ethan Leyen, Ben Rogers, Brendan Hamilton, Ty Beck, Colby Towndrow, Liam Houcher, Aven Hegseth, Dannon Pavka, Ethan Hawthorne, Dax Howrie, Caleb MacDuff, coach Kevin Hegseth, coach Chris Romanchuk, Austin Orbeck, Jaxson Rutley, Arland Bahm and Ethan Beck, won the Edge Academy Bantam Varsity Champion Tournament in Calgary this past weekend. Rawluk scored the overtime winner in their 2-1 finals victory against the Calgary NW Bruins. Submitted

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A northern Alberta hockey odyssey JAMIE HARKINS WRITER

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A chance to play for the Lloydminster Bobcats this season proved too great of an opportunity to pass on for a couple of far flung outof-town rookies. Camden Gallagher and Stewart Pond left their hometowns of Boise, Idaho, and San Diego, Calif., respectively, to lace up the skates for the Bobcats this winter. The 18 year olds made the decision despite not knowing anyone on the team nor in the Alberta Junior Hockey League, and not having any connections to the Border City nor the Canadian Prairies. “There is not a lot of hockey in Boise,” said Gallagher, who has lined up at the blueline in eight games for the Bobcats so far this season. “To get to the next level of college you have to get exposure. This league has really good exposure to get there, so that’s what I’m working up to.” Gallagher, a self-

described defensive defenceman who likes to play the body and clear the front of the net, said most kids who grow up playing hockey in Boise eventually move away from home to score greater opportunities through the game. He began the journey two seasons ago by travelling seven hours north to play with Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy, which competes in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL). “It helped me a little bit,” he said. “Most of the training is done in the summer, so that’s when I developed individually. The season there is a little rough, but I still got the team’s exposure.” Travis Clayton, head coach and general manager of the Bobcats, said their scouting staff put in a good word for Gallagher and Pond, who played with the CSSHL’s Shawnigan Lake School prep team last year, result-

ing in the boys gaining an invite to the team’s spring and summer camps. He said both players got better as the camps rolled on, showed they wanted to play in the Border City and earned their spots on the roster. “Pond, he’s a fourth line centre, fourth line right winger, but he’s got some skill,” said Clayton. “He’s just raw. He’s played three years of high end elite hockey, so you know there is so much room for development with him. He’s just getting better and better for us and we like what he’s doing.” Clayton called Gallagher a developing player with high-end skill as well who is just learning the junior game. He said they like where both players are heading, so right now they’re just trying to put them in situations where they can succeed. “They’re hard workers and they want to get better, so that helps too,” he said. “They’ve

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Camden Gallagher, left, and Stewart Pond left their homes in Boise and San Diego, respectively, to play for the Lloydminster Bobcats this season.

taken steps in the right direction and hopefully they continue to do that. If they do, they’ll just get more and more ice time.” Pond, who has suited up in 12 games for the Bobcats this season, said hockey isn’t as big of an attraction in San Diego as it is in cities north of the 49th Parallel, but it is slowly growing thanks to inroads made by the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings. He said moving into the CSSHL allowed him

to pick up his skills, which is the same thing he’s hoping to do by dressing as a Bobcat. “It’s a good opportunity,” said Pond. “It’s a good league and I like the boys. It feels like the right fit.” Pond said transitioni ng i n t o t h e l i f e o f a junior A hockey player has been a bit of an adjustment due to the faster and harder hitting play in the league as well as the extra demands put on the players ranging from the extra practices and

workouts to the team’s school visits. He admitted the Bobcats have suffered through a slow start this season, but they do have the skill and the right guys to get the job done. “We have a really good team,” added Gallagher. “The losses have been pretty close except for one or two. We’ve been playing pretty good games, 55-minute games, so we just need to play that full 60 minutes and play every shift.”

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Barons breeze past Knights in final home game of season

JAMIE HARKINS WRITER

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Blowing snow and a biting early-winter breeze lit a fire under the Lloydminster Comprehensive High School (LCHS) Barons football team. The Barons made quick work of the Fort McMurray Holy Trinity Catholic High School Knights at Armstrong Field on Friday night, which produced an outpouring of thanks from a scattering of their diehard fans, the officials, a few local vol-

unteers and one lowly newspaper reporter. Five unanswered touchdowns before the second quarter had passed the halfway mark shot the game into straight-time play where the hometown boys added two more majors, a convert and a couple of safeties to make the final 53-15. “We just wanted to get a good start,” said Barons receiver Tyler Merilees. “Play hard and fight through it.” Merilees scored the Barons opening touch-

down 39 seconds into the contest on a 62-yard dash down the left side of the field. Barons running back Nathan Zacharias recorded the second major slightly less than five minutes later when he fought through six yards of traffic to reach the house. Garret Hatchard and Merilees brought the score to 28-0 before the end of the first quarter. A special teams’ tackle in the Knights end zone followed by an Anton Amundrud

pass over the middle to Merilees coupled with Carter Wall’s five converts led to the Barons straight-time advantage with 6:38 left in the second. Knights quarterback Mike Finn showcased his athleticism and determination late in the frame when he found a hole in the middle of the Barons defensive line for

a 59-yard touchdown sprint. Finn added a second major early in the fourth quarter on a pick-six with the Barons attempting to move the ball off their own 35-yard line. Zacharias and Lance Holmstrom notched the Barons final two scores. The game marked the Barons final home contest of the 2018 sea-

son. The boys will move on to play the Austin O’Brien Catholic High School Crusaders in the Football Alberta quarterfinals at Edmonton’s Clarke Stadium this Saturday. “This gives us good momentum moving on to the next one,” said Merilees. “We’ll just keep practising hard and just keep doing what we’re doing.”

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Barons halfback Garret Hatchard catches Knights ball carrier Blake Jenkins.


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Agriculture

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The Government of Canada recognizes that Canadian innovation has helped make our country a leader in producing safe, high quality products and we are committed to fostering innovation in the agricultural sector – here in Canada and beyond. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, is pleased that Canada has joined Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jordan, Paraguay, the United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, and the Secretariat of the Economic Community of

West African States (ECOWAS) in supporting the International Statement on Agricultural Applications of Precision Biotechnology. “We are committed to supporting agricultural innovation, here in Canada and abroad, recognizing its essential role in growing prosperous economies,” said Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay. “Today, we are sending a strong message that we stand ready to work with our global partners in support of transparent, predictable and science-based regulatory approaches to reduce potential trade disruptions and allow

for the commercialization of precision biotechnology products.” The Statement sends a strong message to governments around the world that we must strive for functional, risk-based regulatory approaches that encourage innovation and facilitate trade if we are to more effectively unlock the benefits from the latest scientific advances such as gene editing. Globally, farmers need access and the ability to choose new and better tools to help address major worldwide challenges such as climate change, pest and disease pressures, and food security.

At the same time, consumer demand for healthier, higher quality foods at affordable prices continues to grow, putting pressure on farmers to be more efficient. It is critical that regulatory frameworks be rooted in science, protect animal and plant health as well as the environment, while ensuring only safe products get to market. It is also important that they are transparent, predictable, and focus oversight on those products that pose potential risk. Governments must create an enabling environment in which all players are able to take

File Photo advantage of advances in innovation. In supporting the International Statement on Agricultural Applications of Precision Biotechnology, Canada is com-

mitting to work with international partners to minimize unnecessary barriers to trade related to the regulatory oversight of products of precision biotechnology.


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Real Estate

When it is time to let go MIDWEST MINUTE VERN McCLELLAND

I was 14 when my parents bought a house in town. The old one on the farm was falling into the dirt cellar, so they had a choice; rebuild or move. Mom loved her gardens; you read right, gardens! Dad ran a modest sized mixed farm with both grain and cattle. They were in their early 50s but with me being the last kid at home and apparently not planning to stay on the farm, it came time to decide. A compromise was reached. April to October on the farm. November to March in town. It worked, although Mom simply added another garden and lawn on the oversized lot. Dad had his winter workshop in the garage in addition to the welding shop on the farm. The cattle and pastureland were sold.

Winters could now be devoted to bowling, cards, playing pool, and volunteer activities. My wife and I did come back 10 years later with children in tow and started buying back the family farm but that’s another story. My parents kept this seasonal home strategy up for about fifteen years at which point urban living was adopted fulltime. Mom passed a dozen years later, with Dad staying on for about four more until he could no longer live alone and moved into a continuing care facility. By this time, my brother and sister in law had retired to Vancouver Island and I was working as a Realtor off the farm. When visiting dad one day in the nursing home he instructed us to sell the house and disperse the contents as we saw fit except for a few heirlooms he wanted given to specific

family members. Thankfully, big brother and my niece, his oldest daughter, volunteered to clean out the house. What a job! It took a week. They set aside the dedicated items, then invited the adult grandchildren to take what they wanted. The rest was either put on the front lawn for free pickup by the community or thrown into a big dumpster parked on the driveway. They filled the dump truck sized container twice. I had to order a special one just for the metal stored behind the garage. Who keeps a hundred ice cream pails with lids? Or has three freezers, one of which doesn’t work? People who lived through the Depression. They learned to keep functional items in case it was needed later. Admittedly, the inoperable deep freeze had been used by mom to store hand made quilts, each labelled in clear plastic for the intended recipient. The other basement

File Photo freezer had about a fiveyear supply of fruit and vegetables in it. No one was going to starve in her house! As I age, I find many of my clients are going through a similar transition. It can be a deeply emotional time, and quite challenging for all the stakeholders involved. Mature sellers usually need just a bit more time to think and make decisions. However, their buyers are often a generation younger and sometimes don’t have the necessary patience. In almost every family there will be an adult children or grandchild, who for reasons of their own, try to derail the trans-

act ion, p r o vi d e p o o r advice, or simply add stress to the situation. Dig deep into their motivation, he or she often will be feeling a sense of loss or unresolved family issues, and it comes out in opposition to Mom or Dad’s wish to make a move while they are still in control. There have been times when I have had to confront the family member and ask what is motivating their uncooperative behavior. I have learned, upon preparing to list a property, to ask one of the adult children to act as a pivot point for communication with the extended family as we make the necessary ongoing decisions. This individual acts

as a safety valve, and in some cases, a buffer between the negative individual and those who are trying to be part of the solution. They can rally support as well. Where it gets difficult is those times no one in the family will step up to help mom or dad. I am sure there are plenty of good reasons for alienation between a parent and child but being too busy with one’s own life isn’t one, in my opinion. Vern McClelland is an associate broker with RE/MAX of Lloydminster. He can be reached at (780) 8082700, through www. vernmcclelland.com or by following the Midwest Group Lloydminster on Facebook.


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December 22 – January 19 Big successes are on the horizon at your job. There will be many customers to serve, which will give you extra money to spend. You’ll discover some kind of spiritual practice or mode of living that matches your convictions.

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January 20 – February 18 Pay closer attention to time: you’ll be able to finish performing your duties on schedule. And remember, slow and steady wins the race! A trip might be spontaneously planned and it’ll be just what you needed.

PISCES

February 19 – March 20 Even if you’re certain about the right answer, nothing is preventing you from dwelling on it for a few days before making a final decision. New information might give you an entirely different perspective on something important.

ARIES

March 21– April 19 To avoid heartburn, make a slight change to your diet and learn to relax. Your health and mood depend on your everyday habits, which in turn reflect upon your mental state.

TAURUS

April 20 – May 20 Your companion will do something extra special for you. A bit of anxiety might arise following medical tests. The results will take longer than expected and will ultimately match your expectations.

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May 21 – June 21 Your ability to lead will be called on. You might sit in for the boss during his or her vacation. Or you might replace a co-worker with a health issue for an indeterminate length of time.

CANCER

June 22 – July 22 Everything will begin to fall into place for a planned family vacation. However, it will take longer than expected to sort out certain details, such as passports. And be prepared for a bit of running around doing errands.

LEO July 23 – August 22 Demonstrating poise and dignity, you’ll succeed at bringing together a large number of people, possibly for an event that will require your talents in organizing, communicating and negotiating.

VIRGO

August 23 – September 22 A bunch of overtime hours are yours for the taking at your job. You’ll be generously rewarded if you succeed at adjusting your schedule to accommodate this additional work. You’ll finally be able to spoil yourself!

LIBRA

September 23 – October 22 You’ll come out of a period of inertia and will finally become active. Your friends will challenge you to try something different. You’ll secure the funding for a special project or will find the money to treat yourself.

SCORPIO

October 23 – November 21 After having felt you were at a standstill, things will now shift into gear at lightning speed. Pay close attention to your receipts: to err is human. A new challenge will present itself.

SAGITTARIUS

November 22 – December 21 You’ll find yourself in excellent company, and you’ll accomplish an amazing feat working within a team. Additionally, you’ll receive a reward or praise in front of a large crowd, which will boost your confidence.

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