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65 YEARS OF SERVING THE COMMUNITY
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015
A picture of the damage after a pickup truck was rammed through the front of Guardian Drugs on August 17 to make way for thieves after narcotics. (Photo supplied)
Tofield pharmacy raided by thieves See story on page 15 Locals encourages to grab tickets early for vEGGfest
Willingdon viability review
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Locals encouraged to grab tickets early for vEGGfest
Vortex playing season on the road Page 13
Michael Simpson Editor vEGGfest committee Chairman Ad a m Bi lyk is rem i nd i ng Vegreville and area residents it may be a time-saver to get tickets early for vEGGfest, to avoid beating the lineup at the gates for the Aug ust 28 and 29 shows. “We want to let our local supporters of the event know it might be a good idea to avoid the lineup by getting their tickets early,” Bilyk said. “T he fans attending the concerts who have bought tickets in advance will be able to pass through the gates quicker and get onto the grounds to set up their lawn chairs for the show. We anticipate there will be a fair bit of out of town traff ic at the gates arriving to get their tickets, we thought we’d let our town know so they can get themselves a good spot.” Bilyk hopes to see strong support from local patrons at the event, encouraged particularly by the support he’s already seen from the businesses who’ve banded together to bring the event
for ward earlier this year. “We’ve been working on this at the Chamber of Commerce for nearly a year now,” Bilyk said. “So far we really owe it to the businesses and the Town of Vegreville for all the support we’ve received and are yet to receive. For those people who are planning to attend the event from outside the city, it’s
going to be a real chance to show off our civic pride and be great hosts for the weekend at the festival to support the Pysanka.” Ticket prices held a modest increase of $5 after August 11, but will remain at the current rates until the show. Full concert details are available at the vEGGfest.ca website.
Museum goes red Mini tractor pulls Page 18
Chuckwagon and cart results Page 19
The Vegreville Regional Museum has put together a great display of Vegreville’s history in red, featuring a wide range of artifacts. Be sure to visit the museum to check it out and see what’s happening there to help Paint the Town Red this summer! (Michael Simpson/Photo)
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Vegreville EMS Promotes Regional Medi-Magnet Program Vegreville Emergency Services Submitted Consider this situation for a moment: You are living alone and fall on the doorstep hitting your head. A neighbour calls 911 for you, but knows nothing about your medical history. You are taking several pills to control your blood pressure and heart condition, and your daughter lives in another city. You are unable to explain any of this to the paramedics who arrive to assist you. One of the paramedics notices a Medi-Magnet on your fridge. He opens it and obtains the name of your physician, the location of your family, a list of your medications, and your wishes regarding treatment. You are transferred to the ambulance with your information, and when you arrive at the hospital, the medical staff contacts the people on your list. The Objective of the Program The Medi-Magnet program aims to help regional EMS personnel on the scene of an emergency, by cutting down the time spent searching for basic medical and prescription medication information. Having this information easily accessible will also save time for emergency room and hospital personnel and facilitate the care process. Reasoning behind the Program Access to a patient’s health history and medical information is critical, and can potentially save precious time at an emergency scene. Sometimes it is difficult to locate this critical information and homes could be searched using up valuable treatment time and resources. If all the information is centralized, it would save valuable time and effort on the part of the responders. In many cases, the patient may not be able to communicate with responders to give the vital information. This could be due to many circumstances including unconsciousness, language barrier or just an inability to speak. Family members at a scene may be able to provide some information but cannot always be counted on. Patients may also not be fully cognizant of the names of the prescription medications they are currently on and mistakes in relaying that information may hinder treatment. Target Audience of Program While the program isn’t designed for any one age group, there are certain groups who might benefit more from this program than others. Although the geriatric community would be the primary target of the Medi-Magnet program, other individuals that would greatly benefit from this would be: - Individuals who live or work alone, - individuals with a history of diabetes, anaphylaxis, or strokes due to the difficulties of communication - during an emergency, - any patient taking multiple medications, - a complex medical history, - an early onset of a disease involving neurological deficits, - young children under the care of a sitter or nanny, or - long distance car and truck drivers, - organizations that operate remote worksites Another benefit of this program is that it could be incorporated into the community through personal vehicles. Having medical information available during a motor vehicle collision
would be very beneficial to all emergency responders attending to the patient at the scene. Target Area In this region, Ambulance Services are provided by Prairie EMS, Beaver EMS and Vegreville Emergency Services. These agencies, along with the Vegreville Community Health Centre, have worked cooperatively to bring the Medi-Magnet Program to you. This program is being designed to service citizens in numerous communities and surrounding rural areas. Communities involved include: Vegreville Mundare Hilliard Elk Point Kehiwin Lake Lavoy
Two Hills Bruderheim Chipman Frog Lake Mannville Holden
Willingdon Andrew Saddle Lake Viking Innisfree Tofield
Lamont Myrnam Ranfurly
Package Contents The Medi-Magnet package contains: one (1) large card holder with “MEDI-MAGNET” printed on it, magnets attached to the back of the card holder so it can be placed on the outside of your refrigerator, 1 pamphlet for each person of the household with a condition that contains information about the individual (eg. name, Alberta Health Care #, medical conditions, allergies), placed inside the holder Advanced Care Planning The Medi-Magnet also contains an insert describing your “Resuscitation Directives” and the location, if applicable, of your Goals of Care or Personal Directive documents. These documents are described as follows: Resuscitation Directive This section gives direction to emergency personnel on your treatment wishes in case of a cardiac arrest. Personal Directive A personal Directive is like a living will that you can document when you can still make your own decisions regarding your health care. It includes your wishes about health care decisions You can also name someone you trust to make decisions for you if, in the future, you are not able to make them for yourself. Personal Directives only come into effect when you can no longer make decisions for yourself. Goals of Care Designation A set of short-hand instructions that reflect the patient’s general care intentions. This is a way for health care providers to communicate with each other about your goals regarding health care interventions. These documents are created after conversations between you and your health care provider (Family Doctor, Home Care Nurse, etc). Additional Information If you would like any more information on this program, please contact any one of the “Medi-Magnet Program Partners”: Vegreville Emergency Services – (780) 632-2254 Prairie EMS – (780) 997-6400 Beaver EMS – (780) 662-6352 Vegreville Community Health Centre – (780) 632-3331
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Willingdon viability review moves to public consultation phase
Willingdon residents share their thoughts and feelings with Alberta Municipal Affairs staff at an August 6 session regarding the village’s future prospects as an independent entity. (Michael Simpson/Photo)
Michael Simpson Editor The Village of Willingdon’s viability review moved into a public consultation phase recently, with an interactive session between Alberta Municipal Affairs and residents of the village, population 275, on August 6. Despite having posted good numbers and reducing taxes for 2015, the process which began in 2014 must be completed, village Chief Administrative Off icer Adam Kozakiewicz said. “Residents are being asked for their opinions on various aspects of the village, including services, taxes and infrastructure as part of the viability review,” Kozakiewicz said. “We will have two more meetings before determining if the village is viable or not, and October is expected to be the time when council will come to consensus
along with municipal affairs as to whether the village is viable or not.” Leading up to the review, the village had found itself under the microscope after a drastic tax increase the previous year angered some residents. A deeper examination of the cause revealed poor record keeping and an error in preparing the taxes for the 2014 budget had resulted in a large jump, one which has been brought back under control under new administration and the work of village council. Once started however, a viability review doesn’t stop unless a clear picture of viability emerges early on, and such a picture hasn’t arrived. Mayor Zwosdesky is still conf ident the review will prove
the village is capable of holding its own weight. An infrastructure study is being done by an engineering firm to analyze the current state of pipes for water and sewer, road surface conditions and other indicators, and the estimated costs to bring critical repairs in over a fixed period. If numbers in the study are favourable, it greatly reduces the odds the village would be handed over to Two Hills County for governance, Kozakiewicz said.
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FROM THE PAGES OF THE VEGREVILLE OBSERVER
COMPILED BY DAN BEAUDETTE
90 Years Ago – August 19, 1925 T he scheme for the building of the proposed exhibition building and skating rink is progressing but slowly. Tenders for its construction, on the plans as revised by the architect, were opened at a special meeting of the directors of the Exhibition Association held on Wednesday evening last. These were as follows: J.G. Edwards, Calgary - $9917 – H.A. Anderson and Alberta Lumber - $ 9996; William Brown and Co. Edmonton $12,750 and McDonald Bros. Company - $ 13,324. As all of these far exceeded the amount at the disposal of the board it wa s decided not t o accept any of them. Since then the plans of the High River rink have been secured. This building was erected for less than $8000. Certain modifications of these plans are being suggested by t he board and if these do not materially increase the cost, tenders will again be asked for. Within a month the shooting season will open again. Ducks and geese may be shot f rom Sept. 15th to Dec. 14th. The area for Hungarian partridge has been considerably extended as these may now be shot from the North Saskatchewan River south to the South Saskatchewan River.
75 Years Ago – August 14, 1940 At the last meeting of the public school board, a decision was arrived at to open the public intermediate and senior high schools on Thursday, August 29th. Ordinarily, the schools re-open for the fall term early in September, but the change is made this year to afford a full two weeks’ holidays at Christmas. Labor Day Monday, September 2nd, will not b e observed as a school holiday. St. Martin’s School will also re-open on August 29th. Council of the M.D. of Eagle met on August 3rd. All councillors were present. A certain mudhole on the road allowance between Secs. 19 and 24-56-13 has been making plenty of grief. An account for $5.00 was presented by Mirtin Shalka and Geo. Leonty for extracting a truck mired therein. Poohkay Bros. had a bi ll for $16 for damages wrought by t his hole and others also squawked vigorously over it. Counc. Yusep and Pawliuk engaged Joe Shalka to attend to it. When Joe gets through with it, the mudhole will cease to be a worry.
50 Years Ago – August 19, 1965 T he sponsoring organization, the Vegreville Elks Lodge, was overwhelmed with the response to their slave auction held in Vegreville last Friday night. A p ortion of Vegreville’s main street was cordoned off where the Auctioneers, Joe Sololosky, Leo Carter, Chester Gamble and Marshall Jackson, sold the members of the lodge to the highest bidders. The idea behind the venture was to sell the services of any member of the Elks to the highest bidder and in return the “slave” would perform and 8 hour period of work. The average price brought by the slaves was $20.00 but some of the special specimens brought three times as much. In all 49 members of the lodge were sold and will perform duties for their masters within the next 60 days. Highest price was brought by M ayor John Koshuta who becomes the slave of Raydon Motor Sales Ltd. Mr. Koshuta will put in his 8 hou r stint on the grease rack at Raydon Motors this Saturday and that he will personally guarantee the jobs done. On Sunday, August 15th, the annual playoff for the Vegreville Golf Club Championship was held at the local course. This year Larry Ruptash, always up in the ranks of local golfers, turned in a par 35 first round score and then went on to swing his way to a spectacular two under par 33 to total 68 for the 18 hole event.
25 Years Ago – August 14, 1990 Lavoy Senior Citizen Club president Mike Footz carried the torch into Lavoy on August 10, part of the Blue Flame Torch Relay leading up to the Seniors Games in Hinton, August 22-25. Over 600 seniors participated in the relay. Each person carried the torch for one kilometer. The stop in Lavoy included speeches by Mayor Paul Cleveland, MLA Derek Fox, and county councillor Mabel Yarencio, and closed with a s upper. On Saturday, the relay moved on to Vegreville with a si milar stop at the Sunshine Club. Seniors in Mundare and Two Hills were also involved in the relay. Keep on Giving… The Red Cross motto seems to be working as not only first time, but repeat donors came to give blood at the Vegreville Clinic on August 9. The Elk’s Hall, which hosted the mobile blood donor clinic, saw 170 donors come through the doors. Two local fisherman, Les Kosack and Brad Fotty of Vegreville, are about to take part in the biggest and richest Canadian fishing tournament of all. Three hundred two-person teams are entered to take part in the Golden Walleye Classic in High Prairie, August 24 & 25.
One role of the Vegreville News Advertiser is to promote dialogue on various issues of concern to area residents. We accomplish this by welcoming Letters to the Editor and allowing various issues to be debated through our pages. All letters must contain the writer’s name, address and phone number. Anonymous letters will not be printed, however the writer’s name may be withheld from publication in special circumstances deemed appropriate by the Publisher. The Vegreville News Advertiser reserves the right to edit letters for length, clarity, spelling and grammar, taste or for reasons of potential libel. The
Panspermia and the Drake Equation: Looking Good Gwynne Dyer One by one, the empty boxes in the Drake Equation are being filled in with actual numbers, and it’s looking good. So good that Yuri Milner is spending $100 million of his own money over the next ten years to fund the search for nonhuman civilizations orbiting other stars. Yuri Milner is a Silicon Valley billionaire, originally from Russia, whose money will buy thousands of hours of radio-telescope time each year to look for radio transmissions from other star systems. This represents at least a tenfold increase in the amount of work being done on finding intelligent life elsewhere in the galaxy, and Milner is no fool. Why does he think it’s worth spending this money now? Probably because the Drake Equation is finally coming into its own. When American astronomer Frank Drake wrote it in 1961, it was just a formula that would let us estimate the number of civilizations in our galaxy when the relevant data eventually
became known. Now some actual numbers are available. Using the data acquired in the past twenty years, NASA now estimates that there are 144 billion habitable planets in our galaxy. Not all of them will harbour life, of course, but that is a very encouraging number. Other questions remain, however. How many “habitable” planets will actually have life on them? On how many of those planets will an intelligent species appear? How many of those intelligent species will build civilizations that use electromagnetic communications? And how long, on average, would those hightech civilizations last? We don’t yet know the answers, but we do know that organic compounds are common even in interstellar space, and that they are continuously raining on our own planet. So the standard assumption is that they somehow combined on Earth to form the first single-celled creatures, and evolution did the rest. But if it were easy for organic compounds to combine into complex microbes and viruses, then you would expect it to have happened here a number of times. There would be several or many unrelated genetic lineages on Earth – and there aren’t, so it must be very rare for life to develop spontaneously. If it actually
happened here, it would mean that we are a miracle, and pretty much alone in the galaxy. But maybe the miracle happened on another of those 144 billion planets, billions of years ago, and life been spreading through the galaxy ever since – as microbes and viruses carried by comets. This is the “panspermia” hypothesis, first proposed by astronomers Sir Fred Hoyle and Dr Chandra Wickramasinghe in 1974. Dissatisfied with the notion that Earth was unique, they suggested that not only organic compounds but actual microbes and viruses could travel through interstellar space, dormant but still viable in the liquid water that they suspected was present in the interior of many comets. It sounds weird, but it is just as plausible as the rival hypothesis of an independent origin of life on Earth. And if it turns out that Hoyle and Wickramasinghe were right, then most of those 144 billion planets will have life on them. On Earth, at least, the history of evolution tends always to greater complexity, so it’s likely that a fair number of them would also eventually develop intelligent life. How many of them have hightech civilizations at the moment depends, of course, on how long the average technological civilization survives. Our hi-tech civilization has survived, so far, for about one century. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.
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Robyn Singleton appointed CAO of Lamont County Lamont County is pleased to announce the appointment of Robyn Singleton as the new Chief Administrative Officer, effective August 1, 2015. Mr. Singleton brings a wealth of
experience and leadership to Lamont County, having previously served as City Manager for Brandon Manitoba, County Manager for Thorhild County and County of L et hbr idge, a nd C h ief Commissioner of Strathcona County. His background includes a Juris Doctorate from the University of Manitoba, and his Q.C. was received from the Government of Manitoba.
He has been a lawyer for more than 35 years, and has taught Municipal Law for the University of Alberta Continuing Education for the past 8 years. He is also the only Canadian Lawyer to have received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyers Association in Washington D.C. As CAO for Lamont County Mr. Singleton will work alongside council to grow and diversify the countyâ€™s economy, ensuring that county infrastructure is well-developed and standards for development are clearly set.
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The value of time lost while waiting for treatment in Canada Bacchus Barua Troy Media Imagine being told you need medical treatment, but have to wait for more than two months before you can get it. This is the average wait time
experience for more than 900,000 Canadian patients. While some of them may be lucky enough to wait for their treatment without an impact on quality of life, others may endure weeks of pain and suffering. In some cases, patients wait-
ing for treatment may no longer be able to do their jobs properly and may be forced to take time off work and forgo their income. A new Fraser Institute study estimates that this lost time and income added up to $1.2 billion in 2014. But this is only part of the true value of time lost as a result of long waiting lists. To begin with, this estimate is based only on the 9.8 week wait from specialist to treat-
ment, which doesn’t account for the 8.5 weeks it takes to see a specialist in the first place. Secondly, it only considers hours during the work week. Canadians, of course, also place value on time spent with family and friends, pursuing recreational activities, and simply being “pain-free.” If we add the value of hours lost outside the work week (including evenings and weekends, but excluding eight hours of sleep) the cost estimate rises to $3.7 billion. Large as this number is, it’s still likely an underestimate because it does not include the cost of care provided by family members and friends, or the very real possibility of increased disability (or, in some cases, death) as a patient’s condition deteriorates while they wait for CONTINUED TO PAGE 20
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Vortex playing season on the road Michael Simpson Editor No field? No problem. The Vegreville Vortex may be unofficially calling themselves the Road Warriors for the 2015 season after construction work on the St. Mary’s School modernization project have effectively hindered the teams ability to use the school’s football field for the season. While the team is disappointed with the setback, football is no game for sissies, and they’ve hardened their resolve and vowed to keep a full slate of games for the season. “We have boys that want to play football, so we have decided to play all of our games on the road,” the team’s facebook page reads. There may be a need for additional fundraising to cover added travel costs, but the Vortex have vowed to f ind a way to make it happen. Ideas such as live broadcasts of home games through Vegreville’s soon to be broadcasting radio station will have to wait, but support for the Vortex on social media has been strong. “The champions in this have been our fans and sponsors,” club President Dellas Baxandall said. “Their support
is unwavering, as you can see on facebook. People are concerned and willing to help.” The Vortex will play September 4, 11, 18, 25, and October 2, 8 on the road for
the fall season. For updates on the Vortex, check out their facebook page at www. Facebook.com/vegrevillevortexfootball.
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Ask the Guys Dear Classified Guys, Ever since my wife retired from teaching five years ago, she loves to move things around the house. It seems the furniture is never in the right place. At least once a week, a coffee table moves, then a couch or an area rug. Sometimes I come home from work and wonder if I entered the wrong house! It was fine when all she did was move a few things, however the day I couldn't find our bed because she changed rooms was a bit stressful. Now she wants different furniture to play house. I've convinced her to look for used furniture to keep the costs down, but I'm not thrilled about searching for it piece by piece. What do you think the chances are that someone moving would just sell us their whole house of furniture so I could get this over quickly? Maybe then my wife would be entertained for a while, and I could get some rest.
• • • Cash: Even with a house full of new furniture, it'll be hard to get some rest when you can't find your bed! Carry: Your wife has certainly
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taken up an interesting hobby in retirement. Most people get into pastimes like fishing or scrapbooking, not rearranging furniture. Cash: Moving your furnishings every now and then is quite common and can make your home more interesting, but rearranging every week is a bit extreme. Maybe it's time to sit down and figure out what she's really trying to accomplish. Then, you can actually work together to make the house comfortable for both of you, or at least decide where to keep the dining table! Carry: If you still find she needs a variety of new furniture, the classifieds can certainly be a
great option for acquiring what you want on a budget. Finding a whole house full of furniture may be a bit difficult, but you can certainly acquire it room by room. Cash: Looking for someone who is moving is a great idea. They are most likely to be the ones selling multiple pieces. However, your next problem will be where to store all the extra furniture without making your garage look like a warehouse. Carry: Also, have your wife visit garage sales in your area. She may not only find lots of items, but it could become a hobby that replaces rearranging. And that should give you a little more time to rest!
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Fast Facts Nail Biting
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Whether it's moving furniture, smoking, or exercising, almost anything can become a habit. And good or bad, some habits are hard to break. But one theory developed by Dr. Maxwell Maltz, author of Psycho-Cybernetics, claims habits can be formed or broken in 21 days. He originally found that it took amputees 21 days to stop feeling the phantom sensations in their amputated limb, but further studies revealed the time-frame applied to forming habits as well. During the three weeks of repeating the activity, new neuroconnections or pathways in the brain were created solidifying new behaviors.
My friend Chuck came into work Monday morning hunched over and in pain. One look told me that he somehow threw out his back over the weekend. When I cornered him at lunch to find out what happened, he told me that it was his wife's birthday last weekend and as a gift she insisted he help rearrange the furniture in their living room. "Let me guess," I said. "You threw out your back moving that ridiculously heavy and uncomfortable sofa bed that you guys own." "Kind of," he groaned holding his back. "Moving it wasn't bad. But since I forgot it was her birthday Saturday, she made me sleep on it!"
Movin' on Up If you enjoy a good moving sale, then you may be in luck. According to US Census data, about 16% of the population or over 40 million people move each year. About half of those people move because they want to own a home, pay less for housing or live in a better neighborhood. About 25% move for family reasons, like getting married or divorced, and 16% move for work-related reasons, like a new job or shortening their commuting distance.
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Commercial Rental Space Available, 4929 – 51 Avenue, Vegreville, Alberta. 800 square feet of newly renovated and 400 square feet of storage area. Total 1200 square feet. New furnace, shower, washroom. Water included in rent. Phone 780-632-4430 day and 780-632-7190 evenings
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Two – 2250 bu. Butler bins w/new Westeel hoppers $5500 each. One – “Grain Max” 2000 bu. bin - $8500. Phone 780-367-2483 Asst. of 24 – 2000 – 3500 bu bins. Offers. Phone 780764-2453 (leave message)
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HOMES FOR RENT Advertise your rental property here for as little as $7.95 per week! 3 Bdrm Townhouse, $1090/ mo. available immediately. Call Dave at 780-632-0321 or 780-932-0041 2 bdrm mobile home. No pets. Phone 780-632-1551 Vegreville – 1 to 4 Bdrm homes, 2 to 4 appliances, N/S, N/P, References. PH: 780-658-2504 Basement suite, N/S, N/P, $675. Available July 1st. Phone 780-218-2278 In Vegreville nice house for rent. Nonsmoker, no pets, $1,100.00/month + D.D. and utilities. Must qualify. Phone 780-278-4499
For Sale: 2 – 750 MF Combines. Phone 780603-1330
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1 bdrm furnished basement suite. Includes utilities, laundry, TV, internet and phone. $800/mo, D/ D $800. Phone 780-6324851
HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS Emerson, 8,000 BTU’s, Window, air conditioner, newer, remote. $200.00. 780-632-4950 SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB alert for seniors! Bathroom falls can be fatal. Safe Step Walk-In Tub, approved by Arthritis Foundation, therapeutic jets, less than 4” step-in, wide door, anti-slip floors, A mer ic an made. Installation Included. Call 800-379-6390 for $750 off Small child’s antique trunk, $80.00; Old bathroom cabinet redone $70.00. Phone 780-764-4069
MACHINERY For Sale: JD 6620 Titan II, 2904 hrs. $8,000 obo; 1976 IHC Truck with box and hoist. $2,800 obo. Phone 780-336-4061 1998 Gleaner combine R72, 1400 hrs, 330 hp, 350 bus. hopper, new feeder chains, new elevator, chains, bearings, sprockets, new acc. rolls, new belts, pickup, bearings and sprockets, shedded, at 1100 hrs, Excellent. $75,000 obo. Phone 780764-2453 (leave message) For Sale 12 ft. Altean HD Disc and other 12 ft. machinery. Phone 780764-2372 evenings Wanted Offers: (1) Badger baler (Vermeer) field ready. (2) #500 Kongskilde Vacuvator excellent condition. (3) Swath roller; field ready. (4) Vicon, five wheel rake, good shape. Phone 1-780-658-2160, leave message, will phone back. 400 gal. alum. sprayer tank, cleaned, used for watering. $600; 3 Ton Tyler fert. spreader S.S. V.G. shape $3000. Phone 780896-2181
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1 – 1994 3406 Cat engine, recent O.H., 18 speed – 46,000 diff. (no sleeper). $30,000. Phone 780-7642453 (leave message) 1997 Swather, 1 – 22 ½ ‘ MF 220-2. Honey Bee knife, UII reel, 92 hp IZZUZU, Kear shears and extra new knife, 1100 hrs. $35,000 obo. Phone 780-764-2453 (leave message) 1 – 11’ 130 Athens breaking disc, 26” blades, tandem wheels. $5,000 obo. Phone 780-764-2453 (leave message) 1 – 1997 IH Loadstar – 330,000 km, IH 532 engine, 10 speed, new C.B. 21’ box and hoist with white cab and blue box, rear remotes, shedded. New tires. $55,000 obo. Phone 780764-2453 (leave message) 1977 – 1 D7G Cat, recent overhaul, ripper, hyd tilt, brush rake. Excellent Shape. $55,000 obo. Phone 780764-2453 (leave message)
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TRAILERS 2011, 1 – 41 Dakota Aluminum tri-axle, air ride, loaded, as new shedded (show trailer in Red Deer) $45,000 obo. Phone 780-764-2453 (leave message)
TRUCKS 1993 Chev 4x4 Ext Cab. For parts. $650. 780-9225999 2002 GMC 4x4 HD ¾ ton Service Truck 340k $3500 780-922-5999 1985 F350 Dually. Extra long flat deck, $1600. 780-922-5999 1997 Ford 7.3 Diesel, 4 x 4, missing transmission. Nice deck, $2800. 780922-5999 2000 Dodge Dakota V8 4x4 Farm Truck. $1,600. 780-922-5999. 2006 Honda Pilot 6 passenger SUV. Loaded. $5750. 780-994-3005
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Tofield pharmacy raided by thieves Michael Simpson Editor Guardian Drugs in Tofield was the latest in a string of pharmacy breakins in the area this year. Owners Gayleen and Darren Erickson were horrified to learn that their business had been violated by four men in a pickup truck just after 3 a.m. on August 17 when they rammed a stolen pickup through the front of the store. The act was caught on tape, and authorities are on the hunt, but Gayleen said the damage done is more than just the store. “The first day the adrenaline took me through,” she said Tuesday morning in a phone call to the News Advertiser. “Today I’m feeling it emotionally. It really plays on you when this happens. We’ve been broken into before, but never like this; maybe a window broken or something.” Video footage of the crime shows a man walk up to the front door, point to where the lock is, and then step out of the way as the truck smashes through the store front. Three men go in, two ripped a secured safe out of the store counter while the third rummages around on the f loor picking up medication off the f loor. Gayleen said the small safe was where specific drugs are stored that must be kept locked up. “They whole thing happened in three minutes. These guys knew what they were doing and what they were after. My husband was down to the store right away [when the alarm went off ]. He was there in five minutes, they were gone after three. If they’d been there when he showed up by himself… well I’m just glad no one was hurt in this,” she said. The crooks ditched the stolen silver pickup truck shortly after the crime, and the safe was found just north of Mundare pried open and empty. The Erickson’s are offering a conservative estimate of $25,000 in damage but expect the costs could be higher in the end. Despite the break-in, Gayleen credits her staff for keeping the store open. “The girls were terrific, they carried on [Monday] and we had the store open while repairs were going on. We had the pharmacy up and running by lunchtime. In the aftermath, Gayleen said the community has been very supportive, and that care from the neighbours is why she’s glad she lives in a small town. “The Town of Tofield employees were there at 7 a.m. with the street sweeper, people have been helping with the cleanup and even the man doing repairs to the front was there right away. Darren and I would like to thank the community for their support, that’s the beauty of being in a small town - that love and care shown; you don’t have to carry the load yourself because the small town carries the load with you.” Anyone with any information on this crime is asked to contact the Tofield RCMP detachment at (780) 662-3353 or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1 800 222 8477 (TIPS)
The thieves were wearing distinct “Cocaine and Caviar” shirts, as seen on the video footage, when they ransacked the Tofield pharmacy. (photo supplied)
CARD OF THANKS
August 19, 2015
KOZISKIE The family of the late Walter Koziskie would like to thank our many family members, friends, and neighbours for their kind thoughts, condolences, cards, flowers, donations, and prayers during our time of loss. Your support has meant a great deal to us, and has helped us through this difficult time. A special thanks to Father Joe for the funeral service, and to Gordon and Patty at Autumn Rose for their professionalism and guidance. We will miss Walter deeply, but take comfort that he is now at peace. God bless you all.
LELIUK, Randy June 29, 1957 – August 24, 2010 Today recalls the memory Of a loved one gone to rest. And those who think of him today, Are those who loved him best The flowers we lay upon his grave May wither and decay. But the love for him who lies beneath Will never fade away. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Mom (Mary), Brothers, sisters and their families. PALICHUK, William In Loving Memory of WILLIAM PALICHUK Who passed away on August 21, 2003. We think of you always We talk about you still, You have never been forgotten, Dad And you never will. We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain, To walk and guide us through our lives Until we meet again. Always remembered and sadly missed; Dianne and Lorraine and families
KUTRYK, Dmetro In Loving memory of our dear father, grandfather and great grandfather Dmetro who passed away August 14, 2009. Time has passed so quickly, It’s been six years ago since you passed away, We thought of you with love today But that is nothing new, We thought of you yesterday And days before that too. We think of you in silence We often speak your name, Now all we have are memories And a picture in your frame. Some may think you are forgotten Though on earth you are no more, But in our memory you are with us As you always were before. A million times we thought of you A million times we’ve cried, If loving could have saved you You would have never died. You left us wonderful memories Your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you You’re always at our side. It broke our hearts to lose you But you did not go alone, Part of us went with you On the day God called you home, Lovingly missed and always remembered by: Ed and Rose Jacula, Ernie and Jan Cheremshynski, Russell and Betty Berezanski and Anton Kutryk and their Families.
KLYCHAK, Annie It is with great sadness in our hearts but gratitude for a lifetime of love that Annie has departed us August 4, 2015 at the age of 87 to start a new life. She was surrounded with loved ones by her side at the U of A Hospital. She was born in Plain Lake, Alberta, Sept. 19 1927, second child of 12 to Mary and Mike Gresuik. As a proud, loving and caring mother she chose to dedicate her life in the upbringing of her children. Annie married in 1945 in Myrnam to the late Fred Klychak. Truly blessed in life, with the most generous loving heart, she touched many lives with her presence. Her family and friends will always be grateful for God’s gift of life that she shared with everyone. Annie’s greatest joy was time spent with family gatherings as well as farming, camping and fishing, gardening and preserving, cooking and baking, knitting, crocheting and sewing. Predeceased are her loving husband Fred Klychak and her daughter Lorraine Klyciak. Left to cherish her memory are Patt Joyal of Calgary, Mariam Weiss (Lorne) of Sherwood Park, Deanna Klychak of Edmonton, Ernie Klychak (Debbie) of Edmonton, Albert Klychak (Rosanne), Barbara Link (Clarence Jr.) of Calgary, and Sandra Whan of Cold Lake. Also held dearly in their hearts are 14 grandchildren, 12 greatgrandchildren and her surviving sisters, Rosie, Gwen, and Adeline. We extend our deepest appreciation to Virginia Mendoza for her love and devotion in caring for our mother. The family would like to thank the medical team and nursing staff that lovingly cared for her. Memorial services will be held on August 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Chapel (16204 Fort Road, Edmonton, 780-472-9019) with a viewing 1 hour prior. Interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society (10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, Ab, T5H 4K1). To sign the book of condolences, please visit www. evergreenmemorial.com EVERGREEN FUNERAL CHAPEL & RECEPTION CENTRE, CEMETERY & CREMATION CENTRE 780-472-9019 PIERCE, William Roy (Bill) On August 15, 2015 Mr. William Roy (Bill) Pierce of Mundare passed away at the age of 63 years. Bill is survived by his siblings: Marla Pierce, Dell (Erwin) Dyck, and Kelly Pierce; also other relatives and friends. Predeceased by his parents, Stan and June Pierce. As per Bill’s request, no service will be held. Cremation has taken place. To send condolences, visit www.parkmemorial.com PARK MEMORIAL LTD. VEGREVILLE 780-632-2000 FAMILY OWNED FUNERAL HOME
Yakimchuk, Lawrence H. It is with heavy hearts that his family announce the passing of Lawrence Yakimchuk, of Edmonton, formerly of Vegreville, on Monday, August 17, 2015. He passed away with his family by his side, at the age of 78 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his life partner, Marie Fogen; his children: Rosanne Milliken (Albert), Darius (Tracey), Arlen, Lisa (Colin) Weder, Bernadine (Greg) Bass, and Jennifer (Kevin) Nawrot, as well as their mother, Lillian; two step children, Lorie Morgan and Todd Matiowsky; 15 grandchildren; six siblings: Fred (Rolande) Kimmons, Walter (Margaret), Joe (Stella), Dennis (Ruth) and Evelyn (Jack) Clague as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his father John and mother Fern Holubowich. A special thank you to the staff at the Grey Nuns Hospital Palliative Unit and the Cross Cancer Institute for their exceptional care and compassion. A Celebration of Lawrence’s Life will be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, August 24, 2015 at Connelly- McKinley – Edmonton South Chapel, 4820 Meridian Street (Meridian Street can only be accessed by heading SOUTH on the Anthony Henday – Hwy 216. The exit ramp is 1 km SOUTH of the Sherwood Park Fwy.) To send condolences, please visit www.connelly-mckinley.com. Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home Edmonton South (780) 468-2222
CZAR, Dan M. April 6, 1922 – August 16, 2015 On Sunday, August 16, 2015 Dan Czar of Vegreville, Alberta passed away peacefully, at the age of 93 years. Dan is survived by his loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Geraldine (Byron) Webster; Caroline (Charlie) Jackson, children Brandy (Russell) Joly (Annabelle), Chandra (Michael) Mallais (Bria and Jaxson) and Brett Jackson (fiancée Candice); Rosanne Czar (Dwayne Cox); Donald Czar along with his children Graham (Ashley) McFaull and Blair McFaull; daughter in law Helen Czar and daughter Krysta (Thomas); sister Thelma Leschenko; brother Nick Czar; brother-in-law Glen Hillerud; sister-in-law Lil Czar; along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Dan was predeceased by his wife Olga (nee: Stuparyk); son Dennis Czar; granddaughter Corinne Jackson; parents Mike and Eva Czar; siblings Mary (John) Boychuk, Kaye Hillerud, Bill (Olga) Czar and John Czar. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Autumn Rose Funeral Home (5036-51 Ave.) in Vegreville, Alberta with Reverend Ken Flanagan officiating. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the “Vegreville Care Centre - Recreation Department.” To send condolences visit www.autumnrosefuneralhome.com The family’s wish is that dress is casual (blue jeans). Autumn Rose Funeral Home Ltd., Vegreville,780-603-5800. HAWRELIAK, Russel On August 15, 2015 Mr. Russel Hawreliak of Willingdon passed away at the age of 76 years. Russel is survived by one sister, Natalka Frunchak of Spruce Grove; one brother, Ken (Lesley) Hawrelak of London, Ontario; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews; other relatives, and friends. Predeceased by his parents, Tom and Mary Hawrelak; half-brother, Jack; and half-sister, Rose. Funeral service Friday, August 21, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Russo Orthodox Church, Shandro. Very Reverend Father Gerasim Power officiating with interment in Church Cemetery. In lieu of other flowers, donations may be made to Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation. To send condolences, visit www.parkmemorial.com PARK MEMORIAL LTD. VEGREVILLE 780-632-2000 FAMILY OWNED FUNERAL HOME
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Kids Pedal Tractor pulls a serious draw at Country Fair
Sheila Sharun Dennill’s Agricenter The 2015 Pedal Tractor pulls ages 5 and under to 9 years old was attended with 125 entries over the 3 day event, the best numbers to date. There were excited smiles and eager eyes on the cash prizes which seemed to give the younger children even more strength and power especially in the under 5year category with some 3 year olds winning some of the top dollars on the day. The audience was fantastic in cheering on the competitors and everyone had some laughs when the 9 year olds pulled over 120lbs in the sled near clear off the stage. The Agriculture Equipment dealers who sponsored and put on the event hope that these children continue their
interest in tractors and someday become the next generation of farmers for our country. Deerland Vegreville Ltd, Webb’s Machinery (Vegreville) and Dennill’s Agricenter (Vegreville) were very pleased with this year’s turnout of competitors. The event has grown a great deal from 2010 with only 80 entries. To enter all you need to do is show up on the stage with your name and age and pedal hard. Thank you everyone for all the assistance with this event that gave everyone a break from the terrifically hot days. Results are as follows: Thursday 5 and under Taevin Soldan Jaxin Froland Caleb Chmilar 6yrs Trinity Bretzlaff James Salzwedel Cameron Jenkins
7yrs Pheonix Faucher James Klooster Brooklyn Jenkins 8yrs David Salyers Tristan Yaworski Campbell Prestash 9yrs Ethan Nuttall Paige Phillips Natalie Chilibecki Friday 5 and under Wyatt Wideman Damian Uskiw Braedon Vanstone 6yrs Reegan Dubuc Trinity Bretzlaff Lyndon Vanstone
7yrs Dalton Annett Chris Faucher Brooklyn Jenkins 8yrs Elizabeth Gladeau Walker Wilgosh Tyanna Kjar 9yrs Harley Dubuc Dylan Lazaruk Taya Annett Saturday 5 and under Jasper Adejare Jordan Hirsekorn Zander Hinton 6yrs Reegan Dubuc Trinity Bretzlaff Nathan Scheremschynsky 7yrs Dalton Annett Ethan Vanstone Brooklyn Jenkins 8yrs Tyanna Kjar Brody Wiggington Brayden Sanford 9yrs Seth Cox Taya Annett Dillon Kolenasky
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Chuckwagon and cart results Michael Simpson Editor The 112th annual Vegreville Country Fair was also host to the APCCA sanctioned Canadian Pony Chuckwagon Finals, in which scores of adrenaline-driven chuck-junkies tore down the track against their
competitors in a down-home country style that you can only find at the CPCF races hosted at the Country Fair. After three days of heats, Colt Peterson had the best overall time with a combined run of 197.82. Coming in second was Neil Salmond with an overall time of 200.48, Mark
Harris would bring up third place with an overall time of 201.34. Further down the roster local favourites from the Cartier and Dubuc families timed in at 209.29 for Dwayne Dubuc, 209.72 (ranked 20) for Shane Cartier (ranked 21), and 210.03 for Brett Dubuc (ranked 23). Brandon Dubuc ranked
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28 with a time of 214.45, and Dave Dubuc ranked 35th with a time of 217.89. On the cart racing side, first place was taken by Neil Salmond with a time of 193.53, second place was earned by Dwayne Dubuc timing in at 194.06 and third went to Oscar Buck with a time of 194.64. Salmondâ€™s best cart run of the event was his first, with a ripping time of 63.78.
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treatment. In fact, a more comprehensive estimate from a 2008 study by the Centre for Spatial Economics pegged the economic cost of waiting for just four procedures ( joint replacement, coronary artery bypass surgery, cataract surgery, and MRI scans) at $14.8 billion - plus another $4.4 billion in foregone government revenues from a reduction in economic activity. By all accounts, wait times are costing Canadian patients and the economy dearly. And yet, we resolutely stick to our failed model, and
www. NewsAdvertiser.com prevent patients from seeking private relief within our borders. Part of the reason for this is that healthcare policy in Canada is routinely debated as though any change from the status quo will result in a collapse of the universal healthcare promise we cherish so dearly. Nothing could be further from the truth. The experiences of developed countries around the world show that itâ€™s entirely possible to sustain an affordable universal healthcare system without excessive wait times. For example, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands
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Agri Days parade highlights
The 2015 Mundare Agri-Days held over August 14-16 were a series of fun, family oriented events including a bench show, pancake breakfast hosted by the Mundare Fire Department, a Chicken Coop Quilt Show and loads of baseball games. Always a welcome part is the Agri-Days parade, with is filled with participation from local businesses and communities nearby. Here are a few of the photo highlights from the event for your enjoyment! (Michael Simpson/Photos)
News Advertiser insider
Michael Simpson Editor The News Advertiser had a window to get five questions in with lead singer James Murdoch of the Dungarees, a locally formed country band that’s opening the stage at vEGGfest on August 29 for Sawyer Brown and Doc Walker. The Dungarees can be followed at www.thedungarees.com. VNA: You’ve opened for the likes of Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton. Do you guys ever have the chance to sit and mix with the headliners, are you ever looking for any input from big names in the industry? JM: We don’t generally talk about things that way, it’s more like we sit down as peers. Big names in the industry have always been welcoming. When we sit with their bands, we swap stories of gear, road stories, which cities we’ve been in. We’re always learning stuff but we’ve been around long enough that we know the ropes. It’s always a total honour to open for big performers though.
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Five minutes with the Dungarees more familiar with the area than some of the other performers coming out. Do you have any memories of Vegreville that stand out if you’ve been here before? JM: Actually yes, about ten years ago I was on tour doing some solo work with a band and our bus broke down near Vegreville on our way to Winnipeg. We looked and finally found someone who came out and fixed our bus, it was up and running in the morning and off we went. The guy had glasses and a mustache, must have been in his fifties, not sure I remember his name however. VNA: Your band is described as high-energy traditional country music. What’s the closest traditional equivalent to your band’s sound?
JM: We love music that has that Rodney Crowell and Dwight Yokam feel to it. That’s an era of music we borrow from, but we can’t help but be modern in our sound as well, there’s definitely a new music influence in there. VNA: Is performing with the band your full-time gig? JM: Yes, this is a full time band. I’ve been a professional musician for 15 years doing solo and backing work with other bands. This band has been working together now for four years. VNA: “Ain’t Through Being Happy Yet” was released in September of last year. Have
VNA: As a locally-formed band, you’re
you had much time to record a new album for the fans? Anything else been released in between now and the last EP? JM: We’ve been down in Nashville with producers and it looks like we may get down again to do some more writing and recording in the fall. “Ain’t Through” is starting to gain momentum on the radio however and that’s really good. There’s always a bit of anxiety when you work on a project, but I’m a firm believer in the notion that it’s worth it to wait until you’ve got exactly what you want, or you’ll wish you’d taken more time later.
VNA: If your band was to become a 4person superhero team, which team would they be? MW: As obvious as this answer may be, the Fantastic Four of course! Having four guys in the band, we won’t mention which member would be Susan Storm however... Michael Simpson Editor Not to be forgotten in the shuffle, there’s some great local talent opening up for the headliners at vEGGfest on August 28 and 29. The Friday night rock night show will begin with a performance from Mourning Wood, a cover band that likes to avoid taking itself too seriously, and have a great time with music everyone loves. The News Advertiser got hold of lead vocalist Luc Riopel for five minutes and five questions about what the band’s all about. Readers can follow the band through their website www.mourningwood.ca and Facebook page, facebook.com/mourningwood. Tickets for the August 28, 29 shows at vEGGfest can be purchased at www.vEGGfest.ca VNA: Why the name Mourning Wood? What’s the story there?
VNA: What’s the most fun you’ve ever had at a show?
Five minutes with Mourning Wood MW: When we first starting playing shows in the late 90s and early 2000s, we typically changed our band name almost every year as not all members could ever agree on a name. We finally decided that if 2 of 4 members liked a particular name, we would go with it permanently. The name Mourning Wood was suggested and even though 2 of 4 members agreed on it, the other 2 were still skeptical. One fateful night in 2003 at a gig at the Kings’ Knight Pub in Edmonton, a Mourning Wood advocate asked the manager to announce us
as such (unbeknownst to the other band members) and the name has stuck ever since. Ironically, the 2 members who suggested the name are no longer in the band! VNA: You’re known for being one of the best cover bands playing around Edmonton, but does The Wood ever inject their own songs into a show? MW: Half of The Wood performs in an original project that has been around for 10+ years (Tupelo Honey) and they are also hired for numerous other projects. All this being said, the 4 members of the band are spread extremely thin so we only have time to perform awesome cover songs with this conglomerate.
MW: We’ve been extremely fortunate to have had a ton of great experiences performing music to a vast array of audiences, having many different versions of fun along the way. Opening for some well-known acts and performing on big professional stages is always surreal, but simply working the crowd into a dance-crazed frenzy is the best exchange of energy we can ask for. Being showered in $50 & $100 bills to perform encores at the end of the night can also be quite enjoyable! VNA: What was the best decade for music in your opinion? MW: That’s a tough one to answer as we love music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Most of the music from these decades has stood the test of time and this is also why the majority of Mourning Wood’s repertoire comes from this era. There’s a reason why so many songs from these decades have been covered and continue to surface today. We’d be shocked if a fraction of the songs written in the 2000s and 2010s will experience the same fate.
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they arrived to retrieve their exhibits, I had a very enjoyable job. Everyone is happy to be on the receiving end of a cheque! On Saturday evening exhibiters of all ages trouped into the Hall to take away their creations and to receive their rewards in the form of a cheque for the winning entries. One very busy and productive entrant in the 7-12 year range was stunned to receive a cheque for nearly $100. Another in the Pee-wee age group was equally overcome to receive a cheque for $5 for his first First Prize win. Of course there were many winners among the adult categories as well. There are many talented amateur crafters, artists, photographers in Vegreville, not to mention the mouth-watering display of the products of the kitchen. Out of close to 400 entrants and 1700 entries approximately 25% received awards. Among the non-competing displays in the Exhibit Hall were a triptych of early Vegreville photos from the Vegreville Museum and a very impressive collection of works of art by local artists of the VVA (Vegreville Visual Artists). Hoping to see even more wonderful displays next year!
“I won! I won!” Caroline Knowles/ Exhibit Hall Committee Submitted Colourful creations to the right and beautiful blooms to the left; art and photos and baking and handicrafts ahead. That’s what you found on entering the Exhibit Hall. So much to see. Hard to know where to begin. It was another successful Bench Show at the Exhibit Hall during the Vegreville Country Fair this year! Imaginative constructions from the wild to the wonderful abounded in the Junior Section. Among the many entries there were amazing Lego constructions and a particularly colourful birdhouse. The baking section boasted crispy squares, brownies, birthday cakes. On display among the junior entries was a raft of duct tape creations some of which originated in the Vegreville Centennial Library’s TapeIt-Up Tuesdays kids program. Judging by the number of entries there must have been a temporary shortage of duct tape in Vegreville prior to the Fair. Amongst others, the fine sewing skills of members of the Heart ‘n Sew’l School of Sewing were also dis-
played. There are obviously many budding artists, photographers, bakers and crafters growing up in Vegreville. As well as the entries from various kids programs there were lots of individual entries. Many well-deserved prizes were awarded. On the agricultural and horticultural side of the Exhibit Hall, the Garden Club arranged a beautiful, colourful display of blooms, vegetables and grains. A pleasure to see for everyone regardless of their expertise in horticulture. We hope for the same variety and creativity and even more next summer. The Exhibit Hall Committee has plans for special themes, People’s Choice prizes for a selection of special entries, perhaps even a draw. Like so many events in our town this one is also entirely volunteer run and the committee is always happy to have more volunteers and donations, for that matter, which go towards prizes and some of the costs. Leave a message with the Ag. Society Office if you would like to help with this event (780 632 3950). As the volunteer tasked with the job of handing out cheques to the winners as
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Sopilka’s sensational run in Dauphin
Cindy Koroluk Submitted Sopilk a U k ra inian Ensemble A t t e nd s Ca n a d i a n Nat ion a l U k rainian Festiva l in Dauphin, Manitoba Sopilka Uk rainian Ensemble was proud to represent Vegreville at the 50th anniversar y of the Canadian Nationa l U k ra inian Festiva l in Dauphin Manitoba. The festival ran from July 31 to August 3. The Ensemble brought a total of 6 group dances and 2 solos under the direction of instructors Kelsey and Pau l Ol ijnyk . Pr y v it, Bu ko, Podillian, Hopak, The Girl ’s Dance, and Boy’s Tambourine dances were performed in front of large audiences on the Armature Competition stage. Marks for these dances scored bet ween 92-94 % . Only 2 marks of 94% were given out the entire competition, Sopilka Ensemble’s Hopak being one of t hem. Just ine Makoweck i performed a beautiful Gypsy solo and earned a mark of 89 % for her efforts. Savannah Geier performed a Poltava lyrical solo and earned a mark of 91% . The Ensemble’s Podillian dance was selected as one of the top 5 Adjudicator Choice Awards during this 2-day competition. These top 5 groups were asked to compete again for the top 2 CN U F Board of Director’s Awards. MY Uk rainian Dance from Edmonton took f irst place and has been invited back to per for m on t he Ma in Stage Grandstand for CNUF 2016. The Sopilka Ensemble took second place in this elite group of dancers and has a beautiful trophy to commemorate this special selection. Weather was great and the dancers had an excellent time competing with the 26 other groups in attendance. The dancers had a chance to catch up with old friends and make new friends. Much fun was had by all tak ing in the Uk rainian festival that is full of food, culture and customs.
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Citizens share their memories of fairs gone by Rosanne Fortier Fairs happen once-a-year and they usually have pleasant reminiscence associated with them. Helen Stachow, 97, is a resident of Heritage House and recalls attending Vegreville’s Country Fair for 91 of those years. “We were so excited to go to the fair every year because they were very, very nice,” Helen said. “There was lots of livestock, delicious food, vendors selling their neat wares and dancing girls in tents. Each fair was different. We lived behind the Bank of Montreal in Vegreville where there were all prairies and there was a railroad track and station nearby. I remember going to the railway station before the exhibition started and watching entertainers unload elephants and other unique animals, their instruments and all their materials.” She said. “When I was really young, I stuck to my mother at the fair because I was so scared that the fortune-tellers in the tents would take me away. They were so poor that
there were rumors going around that when they told people’s fortunes, their husband would go to the back of the fair and steal the chickens.” Helen chuckled. “The Grandstand shows were my favorite feature because they had beautiful entertainment from all over the world. We didn’t have horse races back then. “When I got married and had kids, I brought them to the fair they were braver than me because they wanted to try all the rides. They had so much fun on them. I was still so scared of the rides that I watched my husband go on them. “Later, when I belonged to the legion, we had to make pies and one year they brought a bunch of onions for me to use in the pies. So, I cried a lot of tears.” Helen added. John Babcock, resident of Heritage House didn’t live in Vegreville when he was a kid but he recalled fairs from other places. When he was 12 years-old, he was fascinated by the way the Ferris wheel operated. Since he was good at working
Those delightful dogs!
Kathy Sawchuk holds the wieners she roasted for the weekly wiener roast which is held each Thursday during the summer at Heritage House. Also in photo, resident, Orest helped with the cooking. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)
Rosanne Fortier Seniors remember how much they anticipated wiener roasts when they were a kid. Wiener roasts are a timeless summer pleasure and Heritage House plans to hold a barbecue on Thursdays during the summer (weather permitting) because it’s a way for seniors to socialize and enjoy the great outdoors while they get re-
acquainted with those delightful dogs. On July 30, the wind chased some of the residents inside but the wiener roast still held a gorgeous summery feel to it. It was a blended effort with the General Manager, Friday Lanas’s daughter helping to serve the food, Kathy Sawchuk, recreation aide, residents and kitchen staff made a combined effort to host the BBQ.
with his hands; he constructed his own Ferris wheel at home. This ride brought a jungle of kids to his place and the laughter that streamed out of it was better than any concert around. One day, a client became frightened when he reached the top height and he jumped off. This made John’s parents concerned that someone would get hurt and John was instructed to take the Ferris wheel down. This incident never deterred John from visiting fairs and he remembered winning his first camera in a game-of-chance. Later, when he grew up and participated in Blacksmith demonstrations, this camera was used to take photos of the event and these photos still are hung up in his room today. Kathy Sawchuk, recreation aide for Heritage House is from Hairy Hill but she admits that she attended many of Vegreville’s Country Fairs. “My husband and I were high school sweethearts who have been together for 35 years. At the
last high school reunion we attended, we discovered that we were together the longest of any of the couples there. When we were dating, he always tried his best to win a prize for me in the games-ofchance. He won me stuffed bears and many other things because whatever my husband attempts, he usually wins.” Kathy said. “After we got married, we enjoyed the chuck wagon and chariot races. I remember one year I had to restrain my husband when they had gambling booths. It wasn’t difficult to do this because my husband is a cooperative guy and he usually listens well to me. I am so thankful to have him in my life.” “Our kids really enjoyed all the rides that the fair had in the 80s. Now, they find that the fair is a good meeting place to see old classmates, friends and coworkers. My son and daughter are thrilled to see their former classmates each year. My husband and I enjoy seeing people we haven’t seen for a while also.”
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Alberta Health Services ALBERTA HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAM has a variety of workshops available in the Vegreville area! Weight Wise, Craving Change, Diabetes the Basics and Better Choices, Better Health. Call 1-877-314-6997 for more information and to register. All classes will take place at the Vegreville Community Health Centre (5318-50 Street)
contact Jody Nicholson at 780-632-2418.
Vegreville Food Bank Is located in the Maple Street Worship Centre at 4615 Maple Street and is open Tuesday & Friday year-round from 10am – noon. Phone 780-632-6002 or email: email@example.com
12 Step RECOVERY AT ROCK GROUP meets every Tuesday at 7pm in the upper room at 5014 – 50 St, Vegreville, AB. For info call 780-632-2933. www.therockmc.com
Vegreville Rotary Peace Park Bookings please call John Sawiak 780-632-3208 Girl Guides of Canada SPARKS – Kindergarten & Grade 1 to be determined. BROWNIES – Grades 2 & 3 meet every Wednesday from 6:00-7:30pm GUIDES – Grades 4 to 6 meet Thursday from 6:308:00pm PATHFINDERS – Grades 7 to 9 meet every Wednesday from 7:15-8:45pm. All groups meet at St. John Lutheran Church, 4513 Maple Street, Vegreville. For more information call Pamela 780-632-7147 Oil Wives Club of Vegreville. A smile. A handclasp. A world of welcome. Are the links in our chain of friendship. This we believe. Our Association has been around or over 60 years. We are here for any woman whose partner (or she herself) is involved with in any way in the Oil & Gas Industry. We meet once a month to foster friendship. Please call Ellen @ 780-632-4922 or Shirley @ 780-632-3283 for more information. Basilian Fathers Museum (Mundare). Please visit the Basilian Fathers Museum (Mundare) this summer to see its latest exhibit, “Peter Lipinski: Large and Small Canvases,” along with an ongoing display devoted to Bp. Budka in Canada. The museum is open MondayFriday, 10am-4pm and weekends, July and August, 1-5pm. Vegreville Regional Museum. Located on the site of the internationally renowned solonetzic soils research station of Agriculture Canada (1956-1995), the Museum tells the stories of community life and development chronicling how Vegreville’s unique social fabric has contributed to the harmony of community life since the 1890’s. The Rt. Hon. Donald F. Mazankowski, P.C. Collection: 25 years of distinguished public service of the former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. Home of the Vegreville & District Sports Hall of Fame. Open Year Round. May-Sept Tues-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 1-5. Oct-April phone for current hours. 1 km east of Vegreville on Hwy 16A. www.vegreville.com (780)632-7650 Historical Village and Pioneer Museum at Shandro. Located on Highway 857, midway between highway 45 and 28 north of Willingdon. A proud partner of the Kalyna Country Ecomuseum, this open air museum features 14 major buildings and artifacts from 1900 – 1930. Hours: Canada Day weekend to Labour Day weekend Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission by donation, For more information call (780) 603-1198 HEADS UP for AA Meets at Vegreville Hospital every Monday at 8:00 PM 3rd floor. Alanon New Beginning Meeting Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Call 780-275-0054 for location. Rotary Club of Vegreville meets for lunch meetings every Monday at 12pm at VALID 4843-49 St., Vegreville. For more information
Every Monday 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Join us in the Mundare Drop-In Centre “Walk-Along” fitness program. Literature available to help you with your personal program. Walk at the Drop- in Centre, and also, weather permitting, we will walk in Ukainia Park. Everyone Welcome!!
TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Weighin 4:45pm. Meeting 5:30pm at St. John Lutheran Church, 4513 Maple St., Vegreville. 780-632-7433 or 780-658-2670. Every Wednesday Trapshooting Outdoor Range 7:00pm. Contact Geoff 780-6321432 341 MUNDARE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS FREE to join. Join Air Cadets for adventure that will take you from the ground up! Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:00pm through the school year. Youth 12-18 years welcome. Call 341 Squadron at 780-7642341. Visit us at www.cadets.ca or www. aircadetleague.com Friday Prayers: Weekly Jumaat prayer in Two Hills. If interested, please contact Deen 780-603-6090 or Waseem 780-603-8443 Friday Prayers: Weekly Jumaat prayer in Vegreville. If interested, please contact Hesham 780-603-6245 / 780-632-2721 or Azeem 780-885-2627 LOAVES & FISHES Lunch starting Friday September 10 – 11:30am-1:00pm every Friday except stat holidays. Good Food. Bring old friends. Make new friends. All are welcome. 4615 Maple St. (60 St.), VPC Church. No charge. How Disciples live Bible study and workshops. We meet every Friday night at The Rock 5014-50 St. at 7pm. Call for info 780-632-2933 or www.therockmc.com Bible Study at 10 am at the Vegreville Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5258 – 46 Ave. Everyone Welcome. 12 Step RECOVERY AT ROCK GROUP meets every Saturday at 7pm in the upper room at 5014-50 Street Vegreville, AB. For info call 780-632-2933. www.therockmc. com Royal Purple Lodge #125 meets first Monday of every month, except July & August at Elks Hall. Contact HRL Joyce Porayko 780-6323830 or Secretary Leah Henderson 780632-6565. Vegreville Iron Runners Auto Club at 7:30 p.m. at Vegreville Regional Museum. Call 780-632-7729 or 780-632-3495 Nonviolence Study Group for anyone wanting to learn more about the principals of nonviolence and how to apply them in today’s world. If you are passionate about making a difference, or just curious to learn more, please join us from 7-8 pm. Call Kim at 780-658-2550 for location details. Vegreville Elks Lodge #143 meets first Thursday every month except July and August. Meetings are held in the Elks Hall at 7:30 pm. Contact Robert Bennett 780-6324717. Vegreville Wildlife Federation (Alberta, Fish
& Game Association) Please check website VWF.ca Email: vegrevillewildlife@gmail. com “Women’s Book Club” meets first Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the Vegreville Centennial Library THE RED HAT ROSES, a chapter of the Red Hat Society, an international social group for mature women, meet for fun and friendship at Leonel’s Place at 1:30pm the second Monday of every month. See www. redhatsociety.com THE CLASSY CANADIANS, a chapter of the Crown Jewels of Canada Society, a national social group for mature women meet for fun friendship and caring at Leonel’s Place the fourth Monday of every month at 1:30pm. See www.crownjewelsofcanada.com Vegreville Lions Club meets at Sunshine Senior Centre – 4630 - 49 Street. Meeting 7 p.m. 2ND and 4TH Tuesday except July and August. Kinsmen Club of Vegreville holds meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course. Call Mike Webb at 780-632-2666 days THE ALBERTA DRAFT HORSE CLUB meetings every 2nd Saturday of every 2nd month. 780-764-2099 Vegreville Hospitals Auxiliary Society meets third Wednesday of every month, except July and August. Meetings held in EXECUTIVE MEETING ROOM (St. Joseph’s Hospital) at 7:00 p.m. Call 780-632-6323 Royal Canadian Legion Vegreville Branch #39 General Meeting every 3rd Wednesday of September, November, February and June at 7:00pm. All members welcome to attend. The Red Hot Red Hats meet the second and fourth Friday of each month at 1:30 pm. See www.redhatsociety.com Contact Millie 780632-2148
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632-2261 for more information UCWLC Meetings to be held every third Thursday of each month at Holy Trinity Church Hall at 7 p.m. in Vegreville. Veg-Al Drug Society an Alberta Health Services, community funded agency - Room #217 Provincial Bldg., Vegreville, AB. Out patient counselling services for alcohol & other drug addictions and problem gambling. Office Hrs. – Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Phone 632-6617. The Crisis Association of Vegreville operates a HELPLINE for those who are having difficulties in their lives and need assistance. It is a toll-free, confidential service available to those in the 632-exchange. Phone 6327070. The Kinette Club of Vegreville meets every 3nd Wednesday of the month. Joining the Kinette Club is a great way to meet new friends and to get in the community. For more information, please call 632-2848. Viking AA Group meets at the Viking Hospital Multi Purpose Room 8:00 p.m. Wednesday nights. VegMin Learning Society welcomes learners who are interested in increasing their skill levels (reading, writing, math and speaking English). Learners work towards’ their personal goals in a small class or 1:1 setting. Do you have a few hours a week to help someone reach their learning goal? Volunteer Tutor Training and ongoing support are provided along with a great volunteer recognition program. Visit www.vegmin.com or call 780-632-7920 for more information. Senior Floor Curling at 1:00p.m. every Monday & Thursday. Anyone interested please come to the Sunshine Club. 55+. Call 780-632-2624. Vegreville Flying Club meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Terminal Building
Vegreville Garden Club meets the last Monday every month at the Seniors Sunshine Club, 4630 – 49 St. at 7:00 p.m. President – Marie Eliuk 780-632-2578
VegMin Literacy Program offers free, confidential tutoring for adults over 17 needing help with Basic reading, writing and math skills. Phone: 632-7920 for interviews.
The New Vegreville Aquarium Club meets every last Monday at 7:00pm at the Vegreville Centennial Library
Everyone is Welcome Prayer House 572944A st. Veg. North of St. Joseph Hospital come and share your testimony and hear the gospel of Jesus Christ without compromise. Every Sunday at 10:30 AM. Also I will pray for the sick believing in God for the answer. But God commandeth his Love toward us, in that, while, we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. RO. 5:8 New hope church of God, Edmonton c. for the Nations Int.Veg. Doing God work together for yor good. J. Abelar. Ph. 632-2843
“Writer’s Group” meets last Tuesday of each month at 2:00pm at the Vegreville Centennial Library Legacy 4 Health Indoor Walking Program for Older Adults 10-11am at the Vegreville Centennial Library Gymnasium 4709-50 St, Contact Irvin Cowan 780-632-2977, Jim Nicholson 780-632-6437, Carol Lynn Babiuk 780-632-3331 Are you or someone you know living with a Brain Injury? We can help! The Alberta Brain Injury Initiative provides support, coordination and education for brain injury survivors and their families. For more information on our free services call 1-866645-3900
AA Meeting in Mundare Sunday’s 7PM Town Building, Conference Room 5128 50th St. Contact Robert 780-656-5829 Willingdon & District Fish & Game Assn. Regular meetings, held every last Tuesday off each month (excluding July and August) at 7:30 p.m. at the Willingdon Arena upstairs in the Club Room Everyone Welcome.
Tofield AA Meetings held Thursday at 8 p.m. Open meeting every 4th Thursday at 8 p.m. at Bardo Lutheran Church Bsmt 4737 - 57 Ave. For info call 662-3893
New to town? Join us the 1st Wed of the month for a newcomer’s potluck lunch. 121pm. Bring a friend! Bring a dish! Call FCSS 780-632-3966 for locations & info.
AWANA - a Christian club for boys and girls age 3 to grade 6. Meets Thursdays from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Now meeting in the Alliance Church’s new building at 4606-55 Ave.Call
AA meeting at Lamont United Church every Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
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Power in cooperation! Rosanne Fortier Life becomes a nice voyage when people get along. On August 5, Amazing Race to mental health with M.O.D.E.L Project took this concept on the road where the winning team wasn’t the one who finished first but instead was the team that showed the best sportsmanship; politeness, cooperation and kindness to each other. All the participants met at the library where the event kicked off with a joke session. One young lad asked the children what’s black, white and red all over. The answer was a newspaper was red (read) all over it. Teams of children with their leaders ventured to various stations around Vegreville where
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once they completed the activity at each location, they had to try to guess what mental health topic, Ciera Vadnais, Student Success Coach tried to hit on. One charming activity was hosted at Parent Link Centre where Natasha Homeniuk, PLC Outreach Coordinator and Heather Fayne, Success Coach taught two children from each team how to knit by using their fingers. From this, these youngsters had to instruct their team on how to do this. Fayne mentioned that this teaches children how to knit and gives them the patience required to mentor others; the ability to listen and not get frustrated. Vadnais said that the goal of this Amazing Race was to teach children about mental health wellness and good sportsmanship. She wished to express a huge thank-you to all the partners who participated in helping to make this Amazing Race into the success it was.
Leaders from KidSport joined in the station of the Amazing Race where kids raced to the hoola-hoop that was free. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)
Children at the Amazing Race snap a picture of a child doing an activity on the appropriate part of the brain the child used to do the activity. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)
The sweet sounds of Faith Vegreville’s Faith Swedgan had a wonderful opportunity to perform on the Friday and Saturday of the Vermillion Fair. What a great opportunity for her! Next up and coming performance will be at Whitecourt’s Party In The Park 2015 September 5th and 6th. For more information, you can find her on Facebook …search Faith.