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RCMP files from May 7 - 13 Arthur Beaudette News Advertiser May 7 08:35 – Break and enter reported at a location. Gate lock was cut off and the keys to the office trailer were taken however nothing further was reported missing. Tests for fingerprints were negative. 12:23 – Complainant called regarding a person who pulled up to a building in his truck, urinated on the building and then got back in his truck and drove away. Before driving away the man was confronted and asked to stop doing this as it was not the first time. The subject shrugged it off and left. License plate and video footage were obtained and charges are pending. 14:24 – complainant called to inform RCMP that during the night in rural Vegreville, 2 Caterpillar machines (that had keys left inside) were taken for a “ joy ride”. 14:38 – Complainant called to report a break-in at a local business. The suspect climbed under the gate to gain access. Items were thrown around and keys and tools were reported missing. 16:54 – Complainant called to report that she received an email from PayPal. The email stated that they were thanking her for her donation to United Way. The email also stated that if the donation was in error she could be refunded her money if she logged into a site and provided her credit card information. She logged into her PayPal account separately (not via the link provided) and confirmed there were no transactions. ***SCAM*** May 8 10:36 – Theft from a Vegreville business was reported by an employee. Video evidence was provided, the employee was fired and banned from the business for 2 years. The subject was arrested and released on documents for court. 11:00 – Report of a work dispute which escalated to the subject wrapping

his hands around the complainant’s neck. The subject was interrupted by the subject’s Son who pulled them away from the complainant. Later the subject apologized via text message. 19:22 – Complaint of a male who arrived at complainants home and was yelling and not letting her close her door. The complainant stated that she is upset because the subject is “talking to her friends, spreading rumours and telling lies”. Both parties were spoken to and told not to interact with each other. The complainant was going to seek a restraining order.

13:12 – Complainant reports that he is receiving a large number of text messages of a harassing nature. He believes he knows who it is but has no proof as once the number is blocked the texts resume again with a different number. Most recently a pizza order was placed under his name by someone other than himself for $100 who he believes is this person. This matter is under investigation. 17:01 – Report of a domestic dispute between the caller’s parents. Upon arrival, police spoke to all parties and found the male to have consumed alcohol but not intoxicated. Parties all denied any conflict. 21:41 – Report of an unlocked truck with keys inside was stolen. Truck along with ¾ of a tank of gas, skid steer bucket in the box and wallet inside were all now gone.

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18:00 – Report at the detachment of someone shooting the windows at the old train station with a BB gun and breaking them. 18:13 – Complainant called to report that her property which is currently occupied by a tenant. The night before, the door was kicked in but nothing appears to be taken. The tenant did not report it until now because they “were too busy”.

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03:36 – Complainant reports that an unknown intoxicated female was threating to kill her. The suspect also had a large dog with her. The subject was located and provided a ride home to sober up.

11:54 – Report of a domestic dispute. The complainant claims that the subject threatened to slit her throat. When members investigated, the suspect stated that it was the female with the knife and he was trying to restrain her. The suspect had a small cut on his arm. Neither party wants to press charges and they were separated for the night. Information on how to get help was provided. 17:17 – Report of a suspicious male walking on the highway. Members attended and located the male who had outstanding warrants. The male advised that his car had broken down. He was arrested and taken to the hospital for a broken shoulder. He was later released on documents for court. 20:24 – Traffic stop conducted on Hwy 855 and Twp. 544 for speeding. Bear spray was observed in the driver’s door. The driver has a lifetime weapons prohibition and the bear spray was not deemed to be present for a hiking or hunting trip as it was placed in a manner to be deemed for an offensive purpose. The subject was arrested and released roadside with documents for court. 22:48 – 911 domestic assault complaint by a female stating she needs her husband removed from the home because he is intoxicated and angry. Dispatch can hear a male yelling in the background. Members attended and spoke to both parties who were equally uncooperative and did not want to provide statements.

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Mother’s Day Tea

Valerie Laschowski was with her mother, Nettie Pichota. (Rosanne Fortier/photo)

Rosanne Fortier News Correspondent Homestead Lodge’s Annual Mother’s Day Tea and Raffle created a trail of goodwill. Everyone including mothers and their children drank tea, coffee, and beverages while they ate mouthwatering open-faced sandwiches, strawberry shortcake, whipped cream and fruit. The raffle gave people the thrill of the unexpected but the best part was the mingling between mothers and their children. Brothers and sisters-Myron Chaikowsky and Gloria Krawchuk were visiting their mother, Geneva Chaikowsky who is a resident of Homestead Lodge. Myron said his mother is special because she is always caring and conscientious when it comes to her children. “She always says she loves us and we love her back,” Myron said. Gloria added that her mother is 93 years old and she is very active, friendly, and helpful. She is a very crafty person too. “My mother has been a resident of Heritage House for 10 years and she volunteers at this home also. She loves this lodge as it is very well-run.”









Pauline Korpan with her daughter, Connie Korpan. (Rosanne Fortier/photo)

Connie Korpan was with her mother, Pauline Korpan. Connie said Pauline puts her family first all the time. Pauline is very warm-hearted. She always worries about how her kids are doing and is proud of whatever they do no matter how big or small it is. Also, Pauline has always been a hard worker. Valerie Laschowski was with her mother, Nettie Pichota. Valerie said her mother is always giving and she always wants to do things for and with the grandchildren. Recreation Coordinator for Homestead Lodge, Cxene Brooks said this tea is a way for the lodge to say they love their residents and to show their appreciation for all the mothers. This is also a fundraiser to raise money for recreation activities for the residents and of course, it is just a plain fun event!






















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The Declining Oil Demand Lie Arthur Beaudette News Advertiser - Opinion As the world watches oil markets with interest the stories topping the headlines are those of Iran and the rising tension in the Middle East and Venezuela’s oil exports collapsing into the abyss. With vast oil supplies, if the USA continues on their current path, experts are anticipating raising oil prices. Regardless of your position on the pipeline debates, there are few facts that cannot be denied. Alberta’s prosperity for the last 50+ years has been dependant on the petroleum industry. Also, due to our lack of exporting options, we really have one trading partner and get paid a deeply discounted rate for Alberta crude. Since there are experts on every side of an argument, I should actually NOT be referring to anyone as

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an expert. Instead, I will say pipeline opponents. Many opponents claim that there is no need for added pipeline capacity because there is declining demand. Unfortunately, unless you are living under a rock, (or at a camp in the woods protesting) there simply are no facts to back up that claim. Venezuela’s foreign oil exports have fallen 40% from a year ago. Their production has declined sharply to around 1.5 million barrels per day down from highs in the past 10 years hovering around 2.4 million barrels per day. If you do that math, that is a reduction of around $36 million dollars a day. Regardless of why that leaves a bit of a hole on the world market. Iran has similar issues due to the political situation with the USA and related sanctions. Analysts cite 1 million barrels per day as being taken off the market. On the big scheme of things in world consumption, 2 million barrels per day is not a lot, but what all the popular headlines are not saying is that China is increasing demand. In 2017 China surpassed the United States and became the world’s top crude oil importer. It has also maintained its position as the world’s top oil consumer for 9 last years. This March Chinese crude oil imports hit their second highest on record while also reaching an all-time high for refined fuel exports. Clearly, the demand is there and SOMEONE is making money from it. I could go on... as I often do, but you can easily search for the facts. NONE of those facts lead one to the conclusion that there is a reduction in oil demand. China is one of the world’s largest producer of solar power and nuclear power yet, their oil consumption continues to climb and be some of the highest in the world. This is not an advertorial for pipeline support. I am however attempting to clear the muddy waters. The only ones that benefit from our lack of oil exports are countries with similar reserves such as the OPEC nations and Russia. Our lack of export and refining capacity is a case of too little, too late and not at all. Governments of all stripes can take credit for our current situation as other countries do more than just talk. Tell me what you think. Email me at

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Viking Community Showcase Town of Viking Councillors Clinton Nearing and Gary Hafso.

Above: The Viking milk wagon offered rides and a tour inside. (Marlene Giebelhaus/ Photo) Below: Children play at the fishing pond.

Emily Mailhot Reporter – Vegreville News Advertiser The Town of Viking showcased the dynamic range of businesses and organizations that are available in their community on May 12. 2018 at the Viking Arena. Businesses and volunteer organizations from Viking and their surrounding area were given the opportunity to talk to the people in their own stomping grounds; to sell their wares, raise awareness, raise funds, or answer their questions. In addition to the arena displays, an educational presentation and Q&A on solar energy was given for free in the concession area by Kyle Pilling of Elementium Energy Corp. The presentation was geared towards local farmers, and Pilling stayed after the session to hear their concerns and answer their questions on costs, benefits, and availability. “You don’t need to worry about having this huge system, and burning fuel is a part of your farm’s operation,” he said in answer to one of these questions, “It’s about doing what you can do to diminish that carbon footprint.” Inside the arena, there were a few interesting sights, such as ‘fishing’ for the children by the Viking boat, a liquortasting tour to raise funds for the local food bank, and a visit from the horse-drawn milk wagon, which offered rides for a brief period of time before returning home. All in all, Viking presented itself as a dynamic community with many organizations who are keeping busy with improving and enriching the lives of its members.


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from the pages of the vegreville observer

Compiled by Dan Beaudette

90 Years Ago – May 16, 1928

A painful accident occurred to one of George Hoytenuik’s little boys last week when he got part of his thumb and two fingers blown off by gun powder. It seems the little lad, in the absence of his parents, got into a truck in which there was some gun powder stored. He secured some matches and threw them on the powder with the result that there was a violent explosion. The little boy, however, has stood the shock wonderfully well, and is progressing satisfactorily in the hospital. What had all the ear marks of a real bad fire, was quickly put out by the prompt action of the fire brigade on Saturday afternoon about 4 o’clock when fire broke out in the living rooms behind the new and second hand store of S. Segal on 2nd Ave. east. Most of the contents of the store were removed to the street but Mr. Segal suffered a heavy loss through breakage. The front windows were broken in and a gang of willing workers quickly threw part of the contents on the street, and what was not broken was salvaged.

75 Years Ago – May 19, 1943

E.E. Morton has been appointed as regional investigator for the Wartime Prices and Trade Board and is now on the job. His duties consist in looking after complaints in the application of the price ceilings in all their ramifications, such as retail prices of merchandise, rentals and the multiplicity of things coming under the jurisdiction of the WPTB. In his own words, his business is that of “trouble-shoooter” in investigating complaints, instituting prosecutions when and if necessary and, in general, making the price ceiling stick. Britain plans to recruit after the war a labor force of 1,250,000 for the building industry. This force will carry out a reconstruction program designed for 10 to 12 years. Cannel coal ash has little to recommend it as a plant food, the fertilizing and neutralizing value being only about one eighth that of wood ash. G.M. Jacobson, Connecticut Experiment Station, New Haven. The best way to insure against unemployment is to have no unemployment. There is another point: unemployables, rich or poor, will have to be toned up. We cannot afford to have idle people. Idlers at the top make idlers at the bottom. No one must stand aside in it’s working prime to pursue a life of selfish pleasure – Winston Churchill.

50 Years Ago – May 16, 1968

Leon H. Cherot, Vegreville merchant, announced Wednesday afternoon that he would attempt to gain the Liberal nomination at the nomination convention to be held in Vermilion Saturday. Mr. Cherot said he told the Liberal Party supporters in Vegreville that he would let his name stand. Don Mazankowski won an early Thursday morning victory at the Progressive Conservative nominating convention in Two Hills polling a majority 571 votes over “Spike” Eglinski of Two Hills, 224 and Charles Hockbert of Vermilion, 156. Voting was completed about 5:00 a.m. this morning after an all night session that saw about 2500 persons attempt to take part. Members of the Vegreville Boy Scout Troop held a couple of “dry runs” last week practicing pitching their tents prior to taking part in several camporees and outing that are planned for this summer. First outing is believed to be slated for Stettler in the very near future and the boys did not want to be caught with faulty tents or inexperience in setting up camp. Bill Skitch was in charge of showing the boys how it is done on the grounds of the Beaver Bennett Scout Hut.

25 Years Ago - May 18, 1993

Nova will proceed with constructing a new maintenance area office in Vegreville, announced manager Dale Edwards on May 12. Construction will begin in August 1993 and last about 10 months. The multi-million dollar facility will be built on a site initially prepared in 1990, directly north of Highway 16A on the west end of the town of Vegreville. The company expects to move into the facility in June 1994, and in the meantime will consider its options for the area office not in use. The County of Minburn board of education is pleased to confirm the appointment of Bob Wilson as principal of the Vegreville Composite Junior Senior High School. Carla Goebel, Nathan Maskowitz and Dustin Kortmeyer received the bronze, silver and gold certificates received by Queen Elizabeth School for completing 60 environment projects. The school is trying to become a “green” school by finishing 100 student-oriented projects before the end of the year. The Vegreville Chamber of Commerce will implement an import replacement program for the town of Vegreville and the County of Minburn No. 27. Import replacement is a program that matches a buyer’s need with a supplier in the local market place. Businesses in Vegreville, Innisfree, Mannville and the county will be surveyed to find out what goods and services they now purchase from outside the area and determine which of these items can be competitively supplied locally.

Letters Welcomed

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 Vegreville News Advertiser reserves the right to withhold letters from publication.

Turning the Tide on the Harm of Opioids Dr. Wendy Levinson and Dr. Laurent Marcoux As clinicians, we’re bound by professionalism and our ethical responsibilities to do no harm, and to do what we can to address the pain and suffering of our patients. When powerful pain-relieving opioid medications were introduced a few decades ago, they seemed to be a way to do both. We now know that the marketing of these powerful medications for chronic pain was not based on sound scientific evidence. We also know that the potential for developing physical dependence, addiction, and misuse is significant and considerably higher than once appreciated. We’re now in the midst of a public health crisis, where an increasing number of Canadians are experiencing overdoses or dying from opioids each year. A recent report estimates that in Ontario alone, people filled more than nine million prescriptions for opioids in 2015-16. That’s an increase of half a million prescriptions from three years earlier. As a profession, we hold a responsibility to be part of the solution and start to turn the tide. This is a complex issue and there are no simple solutions. A good place to start is in the exam room or at the bedside. Through our conversations with patients, we can discuss options for managing pain, including non-opioid and non-drug alternatives, before considering an opioid prescription. And we should talk about the risks and benefits of the options. As part of the Choosing Wisely Canada’s Opioid Wisely campaign, professional bodies representing doctors, pharmacists, and dentists, among others, are identifying clinical scenarios where

scientific evidence shows that an opioid prescription is not warranted and may do more harm than good. For example, the College of Family Physicians of Canada says that patients should not continue opioids beyond the immediate period after surgery. This is typically three days or less, and rarely more than seven days. Another example is dentistry. We know that over a third of new opioid prescriptions are written by dentists. The Canadian Association of Hospital Dentists says that opioids (like codeine) should only be prescribed after dental surgery if the pain can’t be managed by safer medications like ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol). Thinking twice about when patients need an opioid prescription and when they don’t is one important step we can take to deal with the opioid crisis. But in so doing, we must not forget our professional duty to address the pain and suffering of our patients. Recent estimates suggest that 15 to 20 percent of Canadian adults suffer from chronic pain. Importantly, patients who are already on high doses of opioids must be carefully assessed and managed. And tapering off of opioids should be carried out over a long time, with caution and supports in place. Taking patients off opioids abruptly can do more harm than good. We must spend the time with patients to discuss the options for addressing their pain and not jump to the prescription pad for a quick fix. We have decades of evidence showing that the quick fix has led to dire long-term consequences for patients and society. There’s also an urgent need for greater access to evidence-based, publicly-funded options for pain management, including multi-professional teams that are better equipped to address complex situations.

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The Case for Ryley Emily Mailhot Reporter – Vegreville News Advertiser After the publication of April 25th’s ‘Ryley Landfill Expansion to Undergo Third Party Review,’ more information was made available, via an interview and documentation done by the Ryley Public Advisory Committee (RPAC) in Ryley, Alberta. Though this group has also asked that no further publication be made due to the density of the information, the deadline for Statements of Concern (SOC) is fast approaching at the end of the month and if the residents of Ryley and Beaver County are to have a say in the future of their community, whatever information that has been given to us should be theirs to review – as free of ‘he-said-she-said,’ as possible, noting the events that have taken place in the history of this case. If there are any concerns or doubts, anyone can access minutes from meetings, bylaws, some correspondence, and other public information on the Village of Ryley website. The RPAC was founded by Brian Strilchuk (Chairperson) and a handful of other members in 2014, when the Clean Harbors Canada, Inc. Ryley Facility Expansion Project Summary was first published. This project summary projected that the anticipated total capacity of the site would be reached by the year 2021, and expressed their plans to expand north onto land that they already own. This document, however, does not explicitly read that they will go underground. Instead, two options are stated: “Option 1 would consist of landfill cells constructed

with the top of the cell liner at an approximate depth of 1.5 m below grade following salvage of topsoil materials. The planned design for Option 1 is consistent with the design of the presently operating cells at the Ryley Facility,” and, “Option 2 would consist of landfill cells constructed with the top of the cell liner at an approximate depth of 5 m (varying from 3 to 7 m depending on the depth of underlying clay materials) below grade following salvage of topsoil materials. The vehicle staging/ offloading area would then be perched above the landfill cell, preventing vehicle traffic from contact with landfilled waste.” In other words, the current plans of Clean Harbors to go beneath the ground-water table were a backup plan at that point. Nonetheless, the RPAC was concerned… and would argue that the plans were still hushed at best.

“Contrary to what Clean Harbors are claiming, the public was not made aware of their plan to bury hazardous waste below the shallow groundwater table until RPAC obtained a copy of their 1186 page application to AENV in mid-February/2018 and we subsequently held a Town Hall meeting on March 1/2018 to inform the people,” Strilchuk commented, adding that Clean Harbors had declined to attend this meeting. Another big concern for them was the one of compensation; as is often the case when big money is involved, comparisons were made between the numbers and communication with the landfill site in Ryley Alberta, and the same type of landfill site run by Clean Harbors in St. Claire Township, Ontario. All of this research was done using public information such as Village and Township budgets, and meeting minutes. The Clean Harbours Lambton Facility, located in St. Claire Township, also underwent an expansion. The project statement was released in 2009, after which, the St. Clair Township immediately put a team together to learn as much as possible about the research and project plans, to weigh the pros and cons. This research cost over $300, 000 and was paid for in full by Clean Harbors. From the local paper, the Lambton Independent, “Clean Harbours has released its final draft of the plan and St. Clair Township Mayor Steve Arnold says the municipality’s panel of experts is examining every

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the case for ryley - CONTINUED from PAGE 8 were carried are: “ 2018-04-17 _ 5: MOVED by Cr. Heslin that the Village of Ryley obtain the services of Thurber Engineering Ltd. to conduct a third party due diligence review of Clean Harbors Application 015-10348 to ensure that it is compliant with Alberta Environment and Parks regulations and standards, and further that issues and concerns be forwarded to Alberta Environment prior to May 31, 2018, estimated at a cost of $22,140, to be funded by Village reserves, which are funded in part by Clean Harbors donation revenues. “2018-04-17_ 7: MOVED by Cr. Kowalski that the Village of Ryley seek an estimate from Thurber Engineering on the costs associated with identifying any deficiencies within the existing monitoring and reporting practices at the Clean Harbors Ryley facility, provide recommendations for updated monitoring systems and provide information on the long-term ramifications of the proposed development.”

angle…….the municipality’s lawyer is working with a team of 14 people to study the document, which is several binders thick.” One of the only similarities noted by Strilchuk was the thickness of the binder. “It was somewhere around 1, 100 pages thick,” he said, and even displayed the heavy document, “all of it is technical jargon and graphs…. It took them three days to print it off to send to me, and they want this back when I am done with it.” In the notice from Clean Harbors as advertised in the local papers, they would have 30 days to review this projection and report their concern. In the March 1 meeting of the RPAC, Strilchuk told the RPAC members, Ryley Village Councillors, and residents, “I’m not qualified to read this, and neither is anyone in Ryley who is not a part of writing it.” That is when a third party researcher was proposed by Strilchuk. “The main concern of the RPAC,” says Brian Strilchuk, “is that we want people to be safe. We want our grandkids, and everybody else’s grandkids, to be safe.” As a non-profit, out-of-pocket organization, they feel it is their duty to raise questions about this issue which – even if the third party review comes back and says the designs are solid – should be asked by the community who is directly affected by this change. And without the extensive technical knowledge that is required to read through the plans in order to understand what measures are being taken to evade disaster below water level, all they say that they have asked for is a non-partisan second glance (Thurber Engineering, in this case) to explain in laymen’s terms what the future of Ryley looks like with this expansion. Which is what the Village of Ryley agreed to do in their Special Meeting of Council on April 17. The motion regarding Thurber Engineering that were not carried reads: 2018-04-17_6: MOVED by Cr. Lee that in order to protect the best interests and safety of its residents, Council for the Village of Ryley shall retain the services of Thurber Engineering to identify any deficiencies within the proposed environmental application 015-10348, verify the veracity of the application; explore the adequacy of existing monitoring and reporting systems, provide recommendations for updated monitoring systems and provide information on the long-term ramifications of the proposed development, estimated at $30,000.” This means that the Village is not assuming there are any issues with Clean Harbors’ environmental application. On the flip side, they are not looking into what the long-term effects of the development could look like. The motions in this meeting that

This means that what the Village is receiving will be a third-party consultation, with concerns forwarded to Alberta Environment.



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Criminal Record Checks Sgt. Jerry Nutbrown RCMP Ponderings – Vegreville Detachment One service we currently provide at the detachment, as with all RCMP detachments, we conduct Criminal Record Checks. These are nothing more than a reflection of a person’s dealing with police. A criminal record check will take into account all police involvement over the past number of

years. There has been more than one person come in for one and being ‘surprised’ seeing a negative result from an old conviction, such as an impaired, from 30 years ago. If a person has not been granted a Pardon or a Records Suspension, this will still show on a criminal record. There is a second piece of the

check if the person requiring it needs a vulnerable sector check done. This is when the person will be dealing with vulnerable persons such as children or the elderly. So what is required for a check? You must live in the Vegreville Detachment area or you need to get it done with whatever police service covers where you live. If you live in Two Hills then the detachment there will do it for you. Once you know where you need to go you will need to bring ID with you and likely some money. The various places have different costs as some of these are set locally. In our case, the town has set some charges as they pay for the police station and many of the local costs. The federal government also has some charges and all this depends exactly on what level of check you need and what for. If you are a volunteer and have a letter from the organization your check is the cheapest. If it is for employment or immigration then there

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Rosanne Fortier News Correspondent Refugee Sponsorship Vegreville Committee (RSVC) reached their goal of $30,000 and now they have raised $31,165 for the Syrian family that came to live in Vegreville on March 26. A Vegreville Refugee Settlement Committee Thank-You to the Community Celebration was presented on April 27 for Vegreville Town Council, community members, businesses, and representatives from service clubs, RSVC members, as well as, anyone who helped in any way. Town Councilor and RSVC member, Taneen Rudyk was the emcee. The event opened with Representative from the Elks, Bob Bennett presenting a cheque to RSVC member, Sandy Homeniuk. Sandy said many other service clubs have also generously donated to this cause. Then Ukrainian dancers jumped in to share their Ukrainian Culture with the Syrian family with some delightful dance performances. Khalid Alghadeir presented a speech next where he said he is so pleased to be in a safe place with his wife and children. When his friend asked him about Vegreville, he said it was a town with humanity. Mayor Tim MacPhee presented a brief message to welcome the refugee family and everyone who attended. Rev. Carolyn Woodall spoke next where she walked people through her journey of why she wanted to sponsor a Syrian Refugee Family. The celebration closed with everyone singing Oh Canada

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Fort Saskatchewan RCMP on-Scene at Rural Grass Fires in Lamont County Constable Patrick Lambert Contact – Media Relations Group The RCMP, along with members of the Bruderheim, Lamont County, Chipman, Fort Saskatchewan and Strathcona County Fire Departments are currently on scene at multiple large grass fires, several kilometres North of the Town of Bruderheim. RCMP members were dispatched shortly before 2:45 p.m. on May 12 to assist with traffic control. Residents in the immediate area of the fire on Range Road 204 between Township Roads 562 and 564 have been evacuated. Additional properties have been put on standby for their safety, and until the incident has been fully resolved. Traffic is being blocked on the following roads: - Township Road 562 North on Range Road 203, 204 and 205. - Township Road 564 South on Range Road 203, 204 and 205 Traffic Delays are expected - Highway 830 and Range Road 211 are also affected On May 13, 2018, Fort Saskatchewan RCMP remained on scene at rural grass fires in the area of Bruderheim Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta – The RCMP are assisting emergency service partners while on the scene of multiple grassfires, several kilometres North of the Town of Bruderheim.

Containment of the fires are held as the County continues to monitor the area between Range road 205 and 204. On May 12, a few properties were evacuated with approximately 18 additional residences put on a standby notice. The RCMP deployed resources to the area through the night, at this time no roads are closed. With changing of the winds those evacuated from their properties are asked not to return at this time. The public is asked to be mindful of the use of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) and Dirt Bikes during these times of dry grass and high winds. The RCMP is asking that those operating these vehicles stay away from fire affected areas The RCMP would like to thank everyone for their patience during this incident and would ask the public to stay away from all

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Records Checks - CONTINUED from PAGE 10 are higher charges. We also will do these for record suspensions and in rare cases, just because someone wants to see what comes up (although they really should know). Typically your results from a criminal record check will be ready for pick up in about a week. When you apply for a check you can

also at that time authorize another person to pick it up for you. If we don’t have this pre-authorization for pick up, we cannot release it anyone else including a spouse. Typically businesses and organizations need a current one each time you are asked for one. If you got one for employment one month and then you are wanting to coach a soccer team the next month, you likely need a second one completed. This is due to the very fluid nature of the checks. Any arrest or charge, or, if an incident that would be flagged on a check purges from computer systems, the result changes. As well, for coaching, you need the vulnerable sector check but you may not need it for employment. A vulnerable sector check looks into past sexual offenses but it is common that this hits a snag. With the vulnerable sector checks, if your birthday is close to another person who has committed a sexual offense, you may be required to submit fingerprints to rule you out as being the same person. This takes more time but is required to do a complete and thorough check. We do hundreds of these every year and some of them will include adverse information. This means that even though you weren’t charged with an offense there may be adverse, or negative, information about you in a police computer for some incident. Maybe you were drunk at a bar and arrested and lodged in cells until you were sober. Even though you weren’t charged, this is adverse information so any behavior from your past can catch up with you on a check. These checks are a reflection of a person’s behavior and nothing more. What they get used for and who they are disclosed to is up to the person who has the check completed.

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Outstanding Skills in the Lakeland Region Emily Mailhot Reporter – Vegreville News Advertiser Schools from throughout the Lakeland Region sent their most skilled students to Lakeland College in Vermilion to participate in the Regional Skills Competition for Lakeland. These students, with their handiwork in trades such as Automobile Technology, Cabinet Making, Carpentry, Video Production, Welding, and others, competed with hopes of winning gold, silver, or bronze… and moving on to the Provincial level for Skills Competition. The gold medal winners of each category will then be able to compete in the Skills Canada Competition this summer. “High school students who wish to compete in select event areas must first compete at either a Regional or Qualifying level. There are 9 Regional Skills Canada Competitions across Alberta; Calgary, Central (Red Deere), Edmonton, Lakeland (Vermilion), North East (Lac La Biche), North West (Fairview), South East (Medicine Hat, South West (Lethbridge), and Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray.) There are also two online qualifying events for Graphic Design and Photography. Top performers in the Regional and Qualifying Competitions automatically earn a spot to compete at the Provincial Skills Canada Competition.” -Skills Alberta Webpage. While high school students often face the challenge of attempting to figure out what careers they would like to pursue after High School, these kids have been given the opportunity to not only learn a trade but to pursue it and excel at it while they are still in school, with time to make those decisions. Skills Canada competitions are geared so that young tradespeople can show off their talents, and to recognize the creativity of working in a trade. Their goals (as posted by the Skills Canada webpage) are: To improve the public perception of the importance of trade and technology-based careers. To promote the career path opportunities within trades and technologies. To enhance the quality of technological education. To develop and maintain strong links between business, education, government, and labour. To encourage students to recognize the value of completing secondary and post-secondary education for personal development and future employability. Dave King, the Dean of Trades and Technology at Lakeland College, was excited to share these kids’ accomplishments. “We always celebrate sports teams so why not celebrate kids (and schools) who are involved in Skills!”

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Vegreville Royal Purple Mother’s Day Luncheon ten-free assortment of cookies and chocolate cake. Sarah Bertram was with her mother, Marelle Bertram. Sarah said Marelle is a really good mother because she is kind and goes out for luncheons with her. Also, her mother is special because she has a good sense of humor. From another mother and daughter team, Carla Lizotte said her mother, Ardelle Lizotte is special because she is always smiling and she is always there for Carla and for her grandchildren.

Carla Lizotte with her mother, Ardelle Lizotte (Rosanne Fortier/photo)

Rosanne Fortier News Correspondent Vegreville Elks Hall was garnished with happy mothers and their children, individuals and others who attended Vegreville Royal Purple Mother’s Day Luncheon and Bake Sale at Vegreville Elks Hall on May 10. This annual event was meant to raise funds so Vegreville Royal Purple can continue to help the many charities this service club supports. The luncheon gave a chance for children to treat their mothers to a meal of open-faced egg sandwiches and ham sandwiches, salads, and other delightful food. The bake sale had traditional and original baked goods which included a butter pecan burnt cake and a glu-

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have to put in some hard work to land your dream job. Cash: Fortunately, there are all sorts of opportunities to be a mascot. Almost every team, from the NFL and NBA to major and minor baseball leagues, needs mascots. You may have to start out in a lesser-known league to gain experience for the big time. Carry: While it does help knowing someone to find a job, leagues like the NFL do advertise for job openings, including mascots, when a position is unfilled. Cash: It's estimated that only about half of all mascots are fulltime positions with salaries around $25,000 to $35,000 per year. But if you're experienced enough to work

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Like mascots, professional umpires have to love their jobs. And it's no easy task to get them. First they must complete a 5-week training program of which only top graduates go to an evaluation course run by the Professional Baseball Umpire Corp. (PBUC). If hired, they are allowed to officiate only the lowest levels of minor league games. Then, the umpire has just three years to impress the major leagues with his calls, otherwise "You're Out!" For the few that make it to the top, salaries can range from $90,000 to $350,000 per year. •

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Two Hills RCMP Follow up on Break and Enter, Two Arrested Corporal Ronald Bumbry EAD – Media Relations Officer Two Hills, Alberta – “It’s always a good thing to remove illegal firearms and drugs from the community as its unknown how they’ll be used”, says Sergeant Mike Magee, Two Hills Detachment Commander. “We’re grateful to the public for bringing any suspicious or criminal activities to our attention as it assists us in working towards safer communities.” On May 6, 2018, Two Hills RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter that occurred at a rural residence in the Two Hills area. Police located a Jeep leaving the property and a traffic stop was initiated. Two males were arrested and taken into custody. Police completed a search of the vehicle and seized loaded firearms, ammunition, knives, a hatchet, break-in tools, drugs and paraphernalia, and a Taser. Samuel Niefer, a 23-year-old male from Hairy Hill was charged with 32 Criminal Code offenses which include: • Possession of a controlled substance • Possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle (x2) • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (x2) • Possession of break and enter instruments (x2) • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (x4) • Careless storage of a firearm (x4) • Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public (x10) He was released from custody following a judicial hearing with court conditions and is set to appear on May 28, 2018, in Vegreville Provincial Court. Dustin Langevin, a 29-year-old from Edmonton was charged with the following Criminal Code offenses: • Mischief over $5000.00 • Possession of a controlled substance He was released from custody with conditions and is set to appear on June 11, 2018, in Vegreville Provincial Court.


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SARAFINCHAN, Annie August 9, 1923 - May 16, 1990 To hear your voice and see your smile To sit with you and talk awhile, To be together in the same old way Would be our greatest wish today. So please God take a message To our precious Mom up above, Tell her we miss her terribly And give her all our love. Forever Loved & Remembered By Children, Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren

RADZICK, Sheldon July 24, 1979 - May 13, 2014 No one knows how much we miss you, No one knows the bitter pain We have suffered, since we lost you Life has never been the same. In our hearts your memory lingers, Sweetly tender, fond and true, There is not a day, dear son, That we do not think of you. Missing you always Love Terry & Gloria & Clayton

WICENTOWICH, Mary Albina (nee Budinski) May 20, 1930 – May 8, 2018 On May 8, 2018, our mother and baba, Mary Wicentowich, of Mundare, Alberta passed away twelve days before her 88th birthday. She will always be loved and remembered by her husband of 62 years, Mike Wicentowich; her daughters Margaret (Glen) Thompson and Sandra (Darcy) Beaudette; her grandchildren Liam Beaudette, Curtis Thompson, Hannah Beaudette, Eric Thompson and Victoria Thompson; brother Peter (Virginia) Budinski; sister-in-law Bernice Arlott; along with nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Frances Budinski. Mary lived a farming life and loved it. Side by side with her husband, she worked the fields, raised turkeys, chickens and hogs and always planted a big garden. Mary loved good company and often spoke fondly of going to dances with her husband, card parties at Moscow Hall and visits with friends and relatives. Her biggest joy was her family. She took pride in all their accomplishments and delighted spending time with her grandchildren. They were a big part of her life as she was to theirs. Mary will be missed for her vibrant personality, her sense of humour, her generosity, her chicken soup and her love. A Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial was held on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Mundare, Alberta with the Basilian Fathers officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the “Crohn’s and Colitis Canada” or the “Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta.” To send condolences, please visit AUTUMNM ROSE FUNERAL HOME LTD. VEGREVILLE, 780-603-5800

SEMENCHUK, Nicholas (Ned) (Nick) (04/08/1929 – 05/11/2018) Born in the Mundare area on April 8th, 1929. Predeceased by parents Dmetro and Anne, his wife Josephine, brothers Peter, Steve, William, sisters Jean, Mary, Susan, and Rose. Survived by brother Michael and Sister Ann, daughters Joan (Lewis), Yvonne (Leonard), Marlene (Brian), son Kelwyn (Jocelyn), grandchildren Jennifer, Amy, Faye, Jeffrey, Nathaniel, Desirée, Josh, Alex, Aidan, and great-grandchildren Dezarae, Nathan, Alison, Chandra, Bradin, Asha, Lucas, and Emma. Nicholas grew into adulthood in the Vegreville area, made his way out to Thompson, Manitoba and eventually Kelowna before finding his way back to Vegreville. Over his long and well-lived life he embarked upon many a career such as mink farming and other various farming, logging by Great Slave Lake, working on the track gang with CN Rail, owning and managing a service station as well as the Corner Lunch Café in the Alberta Hotel, and working for INCO in Manitoba until he retired. An Internment will be held at Vegreville Riverside Cemetery on Wednesday, May 16th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Diabetes Canada. A kind, generous, and warm-hearted husband, father, father-in-law and Gedo. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. To send condolences, please visit AUTUMN ROSE FUNERAL HOME LTD. VEGREVILLE, 780-603-5800


FASEK, Geraldine In memory of our dear mother and grandmother Geraldine Fasek who passed away on May 19, 2009. We little knew that morning that God Was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone, For a part of us went with you, The day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories; your love is still our guide; And though we cannot see you, You are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same; But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again. Always Remembered and loved by: Nick and Sandra Fasek Todd, Linda, Diesel and Jasmine Fenske

In Loving Memory of Victor Cymbaluk May 19, 2011 Memories Live Forever A bouquet of beautiful memories, sprayed with a million tears, wishing God could have spared you, if just for a few more years. It does not take a special day, for us to think of you, each Mass we hear, each prayer we say, is offered up for you. We cannot bring the old days back, when we were all together, our family chain is broken now, but memories live forever. Forever in our hearts, love Emily and your children.

HIHN, Amelia Pauline (nee Eberhardt) Amelia passed away suddenly on April 25, 2018 in the Norwood Palliative Care Hospital where she had been a patient for only 10 hours. Born on the farm at “old Vegreville,” she was the fourth child of Johannes and Frieda Eberhardt. She was 81 years. Survived by her husband Joseph; sisters Lydia Kugler, Laura (Gordon Hughes); Brothers William (Rosa), Herman (Dianne), Harry (Isabelle), Kenneth (Linda); sister-in-law Sheila; brother-in-law Don Edler; 22 nieces/nephews; 36 grandnieces/nephews. Predeceased by sisters Lena and Gertrude (Don Edler), brother Wally, and brother-in-law Tony Kugler. Funeral Mass was held May 8, 2018 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 86 St. 132 Ave., Edmonton at 1:00 p.m. Inurnment was at Holy Cross Mausoleum. Donations to the Alberta Cancer Foundation - Cross Cancer Hospital, or to the charity of one’s choice.

CARTER, Evelyn At the age of 94, Evelyn Marie Carter passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 after a brief illness. Born in Lower Hainesville, New Brunswick on January 14, 1924, Evelyn was a proud Maritimer who ventured west with husband, Vernon, and settled in Edmonton in the 1950’s. She was equally proud to live in Vegreville since 1965, where she worked at St. Joseph’s General Hospital and would later be an active volunteer in the community. Evelyn is lovingly remembered by son, Bruce (Kelly); and grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Erin. Evelyn is also survived by some wonderful people who were a big part of her life including nephew, Alan Carter (Teresa and children, Ben and Michael); niece, Jeanne Germani (Doug and children, Mark and Laura); and dear friend, Phyllis Warburton. Evelyn was predeceased by husband, Vernon; and beloved nephew, Andrew Carter. Friends and family are welcome to join us for a Memorial Service in Ev’s honour on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 4814 - 50 Street Vegreville. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared through PARK MEMORIAL LTD. VEGREVILLE 780-632-2000 FAMILY OWNED FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM

FRASER, Richard (Rick, R.L.) Lloyd October 25, 1948 - May 5, 2018 On May 5, 2018 Rick Fraser of Mundare passed away peacefully at home. Rick was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Rick lived a full life and lived it his way. Always loved, forever in our hearts. Following Rick’s wishes he will be cremated and there will be no service. The family wishes to thank everyone who has sent their condolences.

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VCHS Girls’ Handball

Katelyn Peden VCHS –Media Coordinator Vegreville Composite High School Jr. B Girls’ Handball team poses together after finishing 1st on the Consolation side, 5th overall at Provincials in Sherwood Park the weekend of May 4-6.

New Manager at the Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course Emily Mailhot Reporter – Vegreville News Advertiser The new year has brought with it a change in management at the Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course. Meet Mitchell Wolfe, golf course manager and a family man originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Mitchell began working at the golf course in March of this year and has so far found the busy atmosphere to be interesting and exciting since the course opened for the spring/summer at the beginning of May. Previous to this position he has worked as a stay at home dad, a hardware store manager in his then home in Saskatchewan, and CIBC bank manager at both branches in Vegreville. Mitchell, his wife, and their two sons have lived in Vegreville for just over a year. They enjoy taking part in ParentLink events and programs, and generally just love living their family life in the Vegreville community. Other than Mitchell, new at the Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course this year is a promotion for returning mem-

bers that Wolfe described as a “two for one deal,” that allows returning members to bring a friend who was not a member last year golfing with them free of charge. This, he says, is really a kind of thank you for the regulars at the golf course. Also new this year, is an incentive for guests who want to bring children golfing with them, that they hope will bring in more families to enjoy the game of golf. What he aims to accomplish at the Golf Course can be summarized as customer service; to continue on making sure that everything stays in tip-top shape so that a standard of excellence can allow golfers to enjoy their time on the course.

A Week of Power Baseball

Power Baseball League Submitted Eight of the nine teams in the Powerline Baseball League were on the field on Saturday afternoon with games in Tofield, Armena, Rosalind, and Edmonton. The home team was victori-

ous in all four games yesterday; Leduc Milleteers - 2 Armena Royals - 9 Ian Sherbaniuk would dominate the Milleteers as he would go the distance for a complete game win on Opening Day for the Royals. Offensively, the

Royals would have everyone contributing throughout the lineup. Camrose Axemen - 10 Tofield Braves - 11 Braves outfielder Craig Neufeld

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Power baseball - CONTINUED from PAGE 22 would send the hometown fans home happy with a walk-off two-out single after the Axemen committed six errors throughout the game. Braves pitcher Corey Epp and Axemen second baseman Zach Willms would each hit three home runs and Ray Lehman would make a successful return to a PBL mound picking up a relief win. Matt Andreassen would take the loss for the Axemen.

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Grade One’s Mothers are Number One

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Vegreville School of Ballet Year-End Recital Ballet 2/3 performs Peacock Paradise. (Rosanne Fortier/photo)

Jazz 1 performs Time to Hula. (Rosanne Fortier/photo)

Rosanne Fortier News Correspondent The bright side of life danced in at Vegreville School of Ballet Year-End Recital (Raising the Barre) on May 12 at Vegreville Social Centre. The morning presented a solo and duet show and the afternoon was the recital with group performances. Jamieson Brown was the emcee who welcomed everyone and acknowledged the parents and everyone involved who made this event possible. He mentioned that they had 178 students which is the highest they ever had. It was also noted that the students


achieved a record-breaking number of awards earned this festival season. Many of these awards were displayed in the foyer. Some of the top performers will perform at a dance competition in British Columbia this July. Following this, dancers stepped-up to the stage to show that they had learned amazing things can happen when people are willing to develop their talents. There was an impressive range of performances from all age groups where all the dancers demonstrated their zest for the genre of dancing they performed whether it was tap, jazz, hip-hop, ballet, or lyrical. Each act was well-choreogra-

phy and the dancers had good unison. During intermission, citizens gave their impression of the show. Renee Gervais said it was a wonderful show. “They have really improved over the season; it has been nice watching the progression,” Renee said. Jane Hoffman said she really enjoyed watching the show because the dancers were well trained and the costumes were exceptional. The show was great because the dancers have a lot of talent. Each performance received a thunderous applause and the audience issued a standing ovation after the finale.

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Grade One’s Mothers are Number One!

The children with their mothers and grandmothers. (Rosanne Fortier/photo)

Rosanne Fortier News Correspondent Ms. Hyshka’s Grade One Ukrainian Bilingual Class at A.L. Horton School learn so much material during the school year. But these students naturally knew the sentiment of how special their mothers were when they presented gifts, poems and speeches to their mothers at the Mother’s Day Celebration on May 11. This event was attended by both mothers and grandmothers. The day opened with the children completing and sharing the presents they created for their mothers and grandmothers. Up next, the kids read the alphabet poems they wrote for these special ladies where each poem had many words from

a different letter of the alphabet in it. The poems started with words from the letter-A and they continued to Z. The children’s’ poems read that H is for hands and when I hold your hand and you hold mine, I know that things will be just fine. I is for I love you, the words I love to hear, quietly or loudly, or whispered in my ear. Speeches the children wrote were presented after this. They chose topics about a big brother who is 18 years old, their pets, Ukrainian dancing, how much they loved their brothers and sisters, their grandparents’ pets, how their mother is a good cook and more. This event concluded with the children sharing lunch with their mothers and grandmothers.

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Vegreville RC Property Crime Emily Mailhot Reporter – Vegreville News Advertiser On May 14, 2018, Sgt. Jerry Nutbrown of the Vegreville RCMP detachment shared some insight into how civilians can help to prevent and respond to property crimes, as a part of Crime Prevention Week. While there are currently no overwhelming numbers of any particular crime that the Vegreville RCMP respond to, property crime is currently at the top of the list. According to Wikipedia, property crime is defined as “a category of crime that includes, among other crimes, burglary, larceny, theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, shoplifting, and vandalism. Property crime is a crime to obtain money, property, or some other benefit.” The best ways that civilians can respond to and prevent property crimes are awareness, collaboration, and reporting crimes that they see or suspect.

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“Take a look at your yard, or through your window,” Sgt. Nutbrown recommended. “Try to see it like a criminal would. Where are your valuables? Are you keeping them close to the road? Lock your doors when you leave, and try to be aware of the way things usually look so that you will

notice if anything chang under the subject of awaren ing your car when you leave keys with you in a pocket and don’t leave valuables wallets, or computers on where people can see it an can possibly be enticed window or break into your To collaborate in crime essentially just means to l your neighbor. Did the ne leave his brand new bicy edge of the lawn? Pick it up it, suggests Sgt. Nutbrown, your neighbour that it was l your neighbour is away or o try to pay attention to wh around their house. Stran people inside or in the ya home… report anything ordinary or suspicious. Af would hope they would d for you. Most importantly, report witness or are affected by to Provided that you don’t r alarms or petty things th criminal, this is incredibly the police. “While we hope that pe every crime to us, we know the case,” mused Sgt. Nut lot of the time, people do waste our time, or they don crime is a big deal so they anything done about it. people are worried that not done about it.” But th

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nything changes.” Also ubject of awareness is lockr when you leave it, take the you in a pocket or a purse, eave valuables like tablets, computers on the seat or ple can see it and criminals ly be enticed to break a break into your car. orate in crime prevention just means to look out for bor. Did the neighbour kid brand new bicycle on the lawn? Pick it up and move Sgt. Nutbrown, and notify bour that it was left there. If bour is away or on vacation, attention to what goes on ir house. Strange vehicles, de or in the yard at their port anything out of the suspicious. After all, you e they would do the same

ortantly, report crimes you re affected by to the RCMP. hat you don’t report false petty things that are not his is incredibly helpful to

we hope that people report e to us, we know that it’s not mused Sgt. Nutbrown. “A ime, people don’t want to me, or they don’t think the big deal so they don’t want one about it. Sometimes, worried that nothing will be t it.” But the Sergeant

reminded residents that even if something seems too small, reporting crimes helps the RCMP do their job in protecting the community; even a small theft could be part of a bigger picture. The RCMP is always trying to assess high-risk areas, and a lot of the time things go unnoticed because they were never reported. For example, say something is stolen from your yard, and other items are stolen from 5 of your neighbours’ yards. Only one of them reports the crime, while the others just shrug and say “I never liked that (blank) anyways.” Suddenly, your neighbourhood is at a higher risk of the same crime happening again, because the RCMP doesn’t know of the other crimes so few preventative measures are taken.

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Crime Prevention Tips for Seniors Crime and the fear of crime create special problems for the elderly. Crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility, not just a job for law enforcement. Seniors can learn how to protect themselves from crime by following these simple, commonsense suggestions. Share these tips with your neighbors and friends, to make it tough for criminals to work in your neighborhood. AT HOME . . . • Never open your door automatically. Install and use a peephole. • Lock your doors and windows. (Three quarters of the burglaries involving older persons involved unlocked doors and windows; and, less than one half of these robberies are reported.) Keep your garage doors locked. • Vary your daily routine. • Use “Neighbor Watch” to keep an eye on your neighborhood. A concerned neighbor is often the best protection against crime because suspicious persons and activities are noticed and reported to police promptly. • Don’t leave notes on the door when going out. • Leave lights on when going out at night; use a timer to turn lights on and off when you are away for an extended period. • Notify neighbors and the police when going away on a trip. Cancel deliveries such as newspapers and arrange for someone - a neighbor’s child, perhaps - to mow the lawn if need be. Arrange for your mail to be held by the Post Office, or ask a neighbor to collect it for you. • Be wary of unsolicited offers to make repairs to your home. Deal only with reputable businesses. • Keep an inventory with serial numbers and photographs of resaleable appliances, antiques and furniture. Leave copies in a safe place. • Don’t hesitate to report crime or suspicious activities. • Install deadbolt locks on all your doors. • Keep your home well lit at night, inside and out; keep curtains closed.

• Ask for proper identification from delivery persons or strangers. Don’t be afraid of asking . . . if they are legitimate they won’t mind. • If a stranger asks to use your telephone, offer to place the call for him or her yourself. • Never let a stranger into your home • Do not leave notes on your door when you are gone, and do not hide your keys under the mat or in other conspicuous places. • Never give out information over the phone indicating you are alone or that you won’t be home at a certain time. • When you are gone for more than a day, make sure your home looks and sounds occupied . . . use an automatic timer to turn on lights, radio or TV. • If you arrive at home and suspect a stranger may be inside, DON’T GO IN. Leave quietly and call 911 to report the crime. WALKING . . . • If you are attacked on the street, make as much noise as possible by calling for help or blowing a whistle. Do not pursue your attacker. Call 911 and report the crime as soon as possible. • Avoid walking alone at night. Try to have a friend accompany you in high risk areas . . . even during the daytime. • Avoid carrying weapons . . . they may be used against you. • Always plan your route and stay alert to your surroundings. Walk confidently. • Have a companion accompany you. • Stay away from buildings and doorways; walk in welllighted areas. • Have your key ready when approaching your front door.


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MAY 16, 2018

Rural Crime Watch Alberta Submitted Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association

The Rural Crime Watch program, as we know it, began in 1978 supported by four local Associations: The Alberta Cattle Commission, the Western Stock Growers’ Association, the Farmers Advocate, and the RCMP. The program was initially called the Range Patrol and was established to provide additional “eyes and ears” for the RCMP, whereby these groups organized vehicle patrols in an effort to identify and record suspicious vehicle and human activity in rural. Over time, however, Range Patrol drew a negative image in the Media so the program was renamed “Alberta Rural Crime Watch”. Local Associations developed throughout the Province, during these early years; some of which still carrying the Range Patrol reference in their names.

Prior to 1993, Rural Crime Watch Associations were not linked by a provincial body; in 1993 it was decided a province-wide umbrella group was needed to support and enhance crime prevention so a committee was formed to produce bylaws and policies. On March 19, 1995, the Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association (APRCWA) received official recognition as a Society and the APRCWA Organization has become a supportive Organization for Member Associations. The focus of the Rural Crime Watch program still provides the extra “eyes and ears” for the RCMP, however, the focus has changed. The focus is now promoting Crime Prevention through awareness, education and encouraging reporting of suspicious activity when observed. The scope of the Alberta Rural Crime Watch Association has expanded. Member Associations are now concentrating their efforts on farmstead, acreage and rural property security, property identification and general rural crime awareness. Patrol activities are not as frequent, and the

“Report A Poacher” program has been included in the Rural Crime Watch Association’s activities. The Rural Crime Watch Program was designed to reduce the incidence of crime in all rural areas and to create a more thorough understanding and awareness of the laws. It is completely voluntary involving all rural residents working in cooperation with their local RCMP detachments.

The Rural Crime Watch Logo: As with the APRCWA History, the “Rural Crime Watch” Logo also has a history and has evolved over time. At the time of the formal formation of the APRCWA, “new logo” was designed to incorporate the Charter Partners that had and continue to be a part of the Rural Crime Watch Program, today. The APRCWA Logo, as we know it today was developed around the same time the APRCWA was formally established. It was formally trademarked on June 10, 1998, and remains so today.

Mission Statement:

Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association will strive to promote rural crime prevention through communication, programs, and support.

Vision Statement: Alberta Rural Crime Watch Association will be leaders in crime prevention by building relationships through promotion, community involvement and identifying future needs with effective communication and promotion.”

Value Statements: Accountability We believe that we will only be successful when we earn the trust of each of us on the Board and our members through consistently fulfilling their needs and keeping our promises Leadership We rely on knowledge, dedication, and teamwork to be leaders in crime prevention. Collaboration We make the effort to understand the needs of each Board member and our general membership and their communities so that we can deliver relevant and meaningful support. Transparency We conduct ourselves with openness and candor in all aspects of our work, through behavior that reflects honesty, responsibility, and fairness. We are forthright and truthful in our interactions with others. Provincial We seek to reduce crime in all Alberta, maintaining strong ties with the RCMP. Current Our organization is modern and provides value for our members and Alberta’s population in a changing society. Focused We remain effective and efficient by prioritizing and focusing our efforts at a Board level to prevent crime in rural areas. While there is no Rural Crime Watch in the town of Vegreville or Minburn County, there are Rural Crime Watch chapters in Two Hills County and Beaverhill County.

MAY 16, 2018

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Vegreville Preschool Earns a Vegreville Composite High Grant to Match Funds Raised School Highway Clean-Up

Emily Mailhot Reporter – Vegreville News Advertiser Jessica Kotelko and Sandra Antonchuk received a $30, 876 grant on behalf of the Vegreville Preschool to match the funds that they have raised for renovations to the preschool building. It was presented by Fort Saskatchewan – Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood on May 11, at the Vegreville Preschool. The grant was awarded by Alberta Cultures and Tourism, who reroute funds from casinos to non-profit and volunteer organizations. Because it was a matching grant, the Vegreville Preschool had to first raise money, and then that number was matched by the

government in the form of a grant. The board, parents, and students of Vegreville Preschool raised funds with a casino and various other fundraisers throughout the year. The surplus that has carried over from year to year was also used to create a number equal to the money that would be awarded in the grant. With the money they have raised and received, the Vegreville Preschool board intends to do some renovations on the building that houses the preschool, ParentLink Centre, Breakfast Club, and CALS; including adding air conditioning, upgrading the windows, and painting in the kitchen.

Katelyn Peden VCHS – Media Coordinator Vegreville Composite High School participated in Highway Clean-up as a school on May 5. Students and teachers from the school cleaned an area of the highway close to Innisfree, enjoying the comradery and warm spring weather as they worked alongside the rest of the province in making our ditches a cleaner place. The students showed their dedication to their community and their environment with all of the hours of hard work they put in.


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MAY 16, 2018

McHappy Day a Success at Vegreville McDonald’s

Emily Mailhot Reporter – Vegreville News Advertiser On the first Wednesday in May, McDonald’s restaurants throughout the country participated in a ‘McHappy Day’ fundraiser for their local Ronald McDonald House charities.

In contrast with the regular collection box at the till, which sends funds into a nationwide pool for all Ronald McDonald Houses, these ‘McHappy Day’ fundraisers gave each restaurant the opportunity to raise funds to go directly to the Ronald McDonald House closest at hand. For Vegreville, this would be the Edmonton Ronald McDonald House. The parameters of the fundraiser were that $1 from each Big Mac, Happy Meal, or McCafe beverage would go towards the Ronald McDonald House fund. Based off of the donations that were given, socks, bracelets, pins, balloons, and even a few tote bags were available in a giveaway. Ronald McDonald House is a charity run by McDonald’s Canada, which gives families who are going through the financial and physical distress of having a loved one who needs constant treatment from the hospital a place to stay. At the house, they receive cooking, cleaning, shuttle (to and from hospital) services, and an inexpensive place to live until they can return home – as a family. All this is in part thanks to all those who generously participated in the ‘McHappy Day’ fundraiser on May 2.

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Vegreville News Advertiser Volume 71, Issue 20 - May 16, 2018

Vegreville News Advertiser - May 16, 2018  

Vegreville News Advertiser Volume 71, Issue 20 - May 16, 2018