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Stubbs wins Lakeland See story on page 12

Conservative MP-Elect Shannon Stubbs receives a victory smooch from husband Shayne Saskiw on Monday night after Stubbs grabbed 74% of the vote for the Lakeland Riding.Winning her first seat as an MP, Stubbs will now step into a role she’s familiar with, the Opposition, as Harper’s Conservatives lost ground overall in the 2015 federal election. (Michael Simpson/Photo)

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Michael Simpson Editor A recent information picket has raised the profile of local AUPE members who are frustrated over stalled contract negotiations at Points West Living’s Century Park facility in Vegreville. The picket, which took place outside the seniors lodge on October 15, had off-shift union workers carrying signs and chanting slogans like “Hey hey, ho ho, where did all the money go?� and demanding a settled contract. AUPE Vice President Mike Dempsey claimed that the onus rests squarely on the shoulders of Points West Living to settle the issue. “The employer isn’t playing ball in this negotiation and isn’t putting an offer on the table. We’ve got a couple of other members working at different facilities in the same area, doing the same job, but getting different rates of pay so that’s an issue,� Dempsey said. According to the AUPE, the information picket was held to remind the employer of their obligation to negotiate. The AUPE also claims that wages paid to workers at the Century Park facility are below industry standard, and that despite picketing for higher pay and a settled contract, the information session was also about advocating for things like a lighter workload and other working conditions. On the other side of the picket line however, the story is different, even one of confusion. “We don’t understand why they’re doing these information pickets, we’ve met and negotiated with them at every instance so far,� Doug Mills, Chief Executive Officer for Points West Living said. “We weren’t at a stalemate. The reason that there’s no

financial offers made [at this time] is simply that the provincial budget hasn’t come out yet, and so Alberta Health Services doesn’t know its budget and cannot confirm any funding increases for care. They’re just not in the position to indicate increases at this time. This is also true for anyone else who is in bargaining.� Mills said anyone else negotiating with AHS on wage contracts is likely tied up in the same fashion. “I’d be surprised if anyone else has settled [their contract negotiations with Alberta Health Services] yet this year.� Both sides agreed that the rates set forward by Alberta Health Services are the benchmarks for providing wages. Mills said mandatory increases to senior staff have occurred despite the unsettled contract. “The people in Century Park are basically in the same wages as those across the road in Long Term Care [which is run by AHS]. There have been increases in wages for people in Points West Living for those who hit their benchmark for hours, which is every 2000 hours. [The information picketing] is, to me, strategic on [AUPE’s] part. They’ve agreed not to meet until the budget came as well. If they’d asked for a meeting we’d have met.� Mills said there had been talks over the summer at both Points West Living sites in Vegreville, though resolution hasn’t been reached yet. Mills hopes a planned information picket scheduled at Heritage House in November would be cancelled as talks resume after the provincial budget is revealed. In the meantime, “we are continuing to take care of the residents in our buildings as we always have,� Mills said.

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Rangers lose weekend battle with Wainwright

Michael Simpson Editor The Vegreville Jr. B Rangers came up snake-eyes after a back to back series against the Wainwright Bisons last weekend. The first game was a 5-0 loss followed by a much more closely matched 5-4 loss at the hands of the Bisons. Rangers head coach Randy Rook said the score is misleading compared to the effort he saw from his players on both nights. “On Friday night, it was a good game, a lot different than the score indicates. We hit four crossbars and had one off the end of a stick and missed an empty net. We had our chances and we missed them, but as far as the game itself goes I wasn’t too disappointed. The other guys played some pretty good hockey and they deserved that win, we didn’t bury our chances. On Saturday we regrouped and went out to Wainwright and got our power play going and our penaltykill going. Three of our goals were power plays. I think you can win or lose on your special teams, and ours are starting to really click. We killed all of their power plays on Friday, and on Saturday they got two on us in about eight chances. “We had a couple of breakdowns on defence and took a bad penalty, and we know that. We really felt like the ref was a lot tougher on us in the second game, especially when he made some questionable calls on goals we felt were ours.” Rook said there’s a mindset from some returning players that he wants to see the team get through. “It seems to some like there are just teams that we can’t beat, but we’re seeing now that we can hang with some of these stronger clubs like Lloydminster, who we dominated against despite losing 6-4 two weeks ago, or the close games against Wainwright. We know we can crush Cold Lake, so we just have to get out there and have some consistent officiating that goes both ways. I feel like the only reason we aren’t 4-1 right now is some tough

calls over the last few games. We’ll have to suck it up as a team however and take matters into our own hands, which we did,” Rook said. “We took it to them in the second game,” Rook said. “We opened up a 3-0 lead and scored two more goals but they were disallowed, though I never saw the reason. Some of the goals were very frustrating.” Trey Lutyck-Neufeld had a tremendous game on Saturday night, Rook made special note of. “It’s nice to see guys like Trey have those phenomenal games, he scored on a power play, was blocking shots and breaking up two on one plays. I think that’ll build his confidence and help other players like him too. I like to see those guys that really stick in there and grind it out game after game come through and shine like that.” Coming up this Friday, always a fan favourite, the Rangers will be taking on the Saddle Lake Warriors, hungry for a win after 6 losses. The Rangers play at home, with the puck dropping at 8 p.m.

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Water line repairs expected to be smooth Michael Simpson Editor Four valves along the water line feeding the region that stem from Edmonton are scheduled for replacement, but officials say the procedure shouldn’t have an impact on the availability of water to local residents. “This is a regular maintenance that’s done periodically,” Vegreville Councillor Tim MacPhee, who sits on the John S. Batiuk Regional Water Commission representing Vegreville. “Every year, a few spots along the line are selected for maintenance. Water inside the line will be de-chlorinated before the line is drained back to Bruderheim.” The valves will be replaced between November 3-5. The water line will be shut in at Bruderheim during that time and communities will run off reserves until the project is complete. There will be no water use restrictions in place during that time.

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90 Years Ago – October 21, 2015 With finer weather many threshing outfits pulled in Saturday night after many delays. Most of the wheat is cleaned up with the exception of some stack threshing. Even the oats are pretty well taken care of throughout the district. In the Beaver Lake area threshing has been progressing by fits and starts, the same as everywhere else, and is again held up at the time of writing. It is well advance and the results are good, both yield and grade being better than was expected; but still there are some important crops held in suspense by the weather man. A local company has been formed to operate a cheese factory here. This will be a new industry for Vegreville. Arrangements have been completed to take over the Scott dairy plant here which has a complete plant for receipt pasteurization and distribution of milk for home consumption. This business struggled along from small beginnings until it is well established. The installation of vats and press will complete it for the manufacture locally of cheese.

75 Years Ago – October 23, 1940 For the time being, there has been some relaxation in the German air attacks on Great Britain, although daily visits are still paid. But the major and succeeding attacks having failed, it seems that was activities are being transferred largely to the Balkan countries. Roumania has already fallen completely to the Axis Powers and it is expected that Bulgaria and possibly Yugo-Slavia will also come under control. Relatives and friends of our soldiers and sailors overseas want to do the very best they can to see that the boys have a good time at Christmas. They want to send them hampers, but do not know how to go about it. Manager Ross of the Alberta Hotel lugged in his radio to the luncheon on Monday to enable the members of the Chamber of Commerce to hear the Right Hon. Winston Churchill in his address to the French speaking people throughout the world. As usual, Mr. Churchill made a most effective appeal. The annual list of Hospitals which are ‘Approved’ by the American College of Surgeons, includes among other Alberta institutions, the Vegreville General Hospital and the Lamont Public Hospital.

50 Years Ago – October 21, 1965 Fifteen ladies will be honoured at ceremonies in the Peter Svarich High School auditorium this Sunday, as they receive diplomas and pins, marking the successful completion of three years’ studies in the field of professional nursing. Mayor Kushuta will welcome the young ladies and extend the congratulations of the community to them for their achievements. Rev. C. Hickman will deliver the address this year and Dr. J. Stefancik will have the honor of presenting pins and diplomas of the graduates. Synbolic laying of the cornerstone of the new Masonic Temple in Vegreville was performed by M.W. Bro. A. J. G. Lauder, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Alberta. A.F. and A.M., on Saturday, October 16th. Mr. Lauder was assisted in the ceremony by members of the Grand Lodge who accompanied him to Vegreville. During the course of the event M.W. Bro. A. J. G. Lauder addressed the assembly and remarked that St. John’s Lodge in Vegreville had always been noted as a most active lodge. He continued to say that the erection of the new temple was a mark of the interest in masonry in this community and that it was typical of the marked growth in the order throughout the world.

25 Years Ago – October 16, 1990 Council approved the sale of land near the former Dr. Cairns School for a parking lot for the Lions Golden Villa and Parkland Manor. Councillor Russ Chudyk reported that he had helped FCSS with a review of the senior’s busing system. The review resulted from a request from the operator for a fee increase. Mr. Zubritsky currently charges $50 per day for pick up and return. The review determined that there are 49 users on the three routes. The services runs three times a week, but clients would be satisfied with twice a week. It was decided that the route would be reduced to twice a week at the same yearly rate the town presently pays. Liliane Gelinas is presently teaching French to Grades 1, 2, and 3, and 5, 6, 7, and 8 at St. Martin’s School. Born in Shawinigan, Quebec, Liliane took her further education at the University of Montreal from which she graduated in May, 1990, with a Baccalaureate in French Literature plus a teaching certificate. Since her first position, she is busy becoming acquainted with the curriculum, her young pupils and the community, mean while eagerly perfecting her command of English.

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The Russians in Syria: Humbug and Hypocrisy Gwynne Dyer It’s been weeks since the Russians began their air-strikes in Syria, and the countries that have already been bombing there for over a year – the United States and some other NATO countries – are working themselves up into a rage about it. The Russians are not bombing the right people, they are killing civilians, they are reckless, dangerous, and just plain evil. A statement recently by NATO’s 28 members warned of “the extreme danger of such irresponsible behaviour” and urged Russia “to cease and desist.” When a Russian warplane attacking Islamist targets in northwestern Syria strayed across the frontier into Turkey, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Turks would have been within their rights to shoot it down. The weather was poor, the target was close to the border, and the Russians apologised afterwards, but NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that the incursion “does not look like an accident.” So what does

he think the motive was, then? Bored Russian pilots are are having a competition to see who can stay in Turkish airspace longest without getting shot down? But the biggest Western complaint is that the Russians are bombing the wrong people. Contrary to American assertions, they are indeed bombing the “right” people, the troops of Islamic State that Western air forces have been bombing for the past year. But the Russians are also bombing the troops of the Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Shams. Western propaganda makes a systematic distinction between Islamic State (bad) and the “opposition” forces (all the other groups). The problem is that there is really little difference between them: they all want to overthrow the Syrian regime, and they are all Islamist jihadis except for the tattered remnants of the Free Syrian Army. A good guess would be that 35 percent of the rebel troops confronting Assad’s regime belong to Islamic State, 35 percent to the Nusra Front, 20 percent to Ahrar al-Shams, and ten percent odds and sods including the Free Syrian Army. In other words, at least 90 percent of the armed opposition is Islamists, and probably no more than 5 percent are secular, pro-democratic groups. There are not three alternatives in Syria. There are only two: either

Bashar al-Assad’s regime survives or the Islamists take over. Really serious Islamists, who hate democracy, behead people, and plan to overthrow all the other Arab governments before they set out to conquer the rest of the world. They are probably being a bit overoptimistic there, but they would be seriously dangerous people if they commanded the resources of the Syrian state. The Russians have accepted this reality, decided that it is in their own interests for Assad to survive, and are acting accordingly. The United States and its allies, by contrast, are hamstrung by their previous insistence that Assad must go on human rights grounds. They cannot change their tune now without losing face, so they persist in the fantasy that some other force can be created in Syria that will defeat both Assad and Islamic State. Moreover, the leaders of America’s two most important allies in the Muslim world, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, are determined that Assad should go (mainly because he is Shia, and they are Sunnis). They would be very angry if the US helped him survive. That, plus American anger at Russia over Ukraine and lingering hostility from the old Cold War, is why NATO is condemning the Russian intervention in Syria so vehemently. But it is all humbug and hypocrisy. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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C1 Business Revitalization grants

Ruth Ewaschuk, owner of Esthetic Essence, received a cheque from Maureen Easton, Economic Development Officer for the Town of Vegreville.Ruth applied and qualified for $764.64 in grant funding from the Town of Vegreville under their C1 Business Revitalization program. The cosmetic renovations to Esthetic Essence’s new downtown location helped reduce the cost of new doors inside the salon area, new paint and baseboards, and exterior signage. The downtown revitalization grant has been expanded to include a wider eligible zone so more local small businesses can take advantage of the opportunity to spiff up their storefronts in future years. (Michael Simpson/Photo)

Karen and Gary Sorensen stand in front of their downtown business, Everything Tea & Gifts. The Sorensen’s applied for the C1 Business revitalization grant for the $1,800 storefront renovations and were able to receive $329.55 in grant funding from the Town of Vegreville to help offset the costs. The grant program was approved by Council last year for businesses in the downtown area wanting to brighten up their cosmetic curb appeal.The Sorensen’s did much of their renovation themselves, which included new exterior paint, windows and doors for their store.Vegreville Economic Development and Tourism Officer Maureen Easton presented the cheque. (Michael Simpson/Photo)

A potato with heart

Judith Starko grew this heart-shaped russet potato in her Vegreville garden for us to see. (Michael Simpson/Photo)

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a sub contractor, Luke ran a single semi truck hauling for a client in Mundare. As work progressed, the husband and wife team bought a second truck and began hunting

Incubator hatching new business Michael Simpson Editor The Vegreville Business Development Center is one way that the Town of Vegreville is helping to support the growth of small businesses. It’s maintained by economic development authorities across Canada that growing

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small companies on home soil results in a more stable, sustainable business growth for local economies. One such local success story in Vegreville is Luke’s Transport. Owners Luke and Mirela Iacob had been running their trucking business out of the basement of their home since 2012. As

Mirela Iacob of Luke’s Transport said moving her husband’s business into the Small Business Incubator at the Vegreville Business Development Center was the best thing that happened to them. The company has expanded from two trucks to 11 rigs on the road and operates out of two spaces in the BDC. (Michael Simpson/Photo)




down new clients. Space became tight in their home as their workload grew and so did the paperwork. Mirela saw an article in the local paper about the business incubator program at the BDC and proceeded to book an office space. “I called right away. I realized the benefit as soon as I got into the incubator,” Mirela said. “I started off

in one office in February of this year and began renting a second office by spring.” Most runs were for oilfield hauling at first, but now the Mirela and Luke have branched out into flat decks, making more runs to cities and moving past the volatile flow of oilfield servicing, which has slowed in the cool economy. Currently, Mirela has an additional office staff member helping dispatch out of the second office. Luke’s Transport is running 11 rigs between their own drivers and sub contractors. “I wouldn’t be able to handle the work myself and grow so quickly without my support staff and having an office in the incubator,” Mirela said. “Being able to meet clients in a professional setting instead of my home or at a restaurant has helped me managed the complex needs of my business.”

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Haunted Maze in Mundare will spook you

Bob Gratton may seem like a normal guy, but don’t let that fool you. He’s a master of terror. And he’s doing it all on behalf of the Mundare Library. Gratton is helping to design an indoor maze at the Mundare Recreation Center, one filled with spooky displays and spooky hallways. The scary stroll will have horrible sights to behold, ones that will mesmerize families of all ages but also add a jolt of excitement to the whole affair just before Halloween. Gratton has a 20 year history of designing haunted house experiences, starting with Chateau Boo in Ft. McMurray which is still up and running as a fundraiser for the hospital in McMurray. “[Locally] we will also be collecting food for the Lamont Food Bank, also in the middle of their busy season, and we’ll take donations at the door of the haunted maze,” Gratton said. For three bucks per person over the age of 6, people can check out the Mundare Rec Center and get their fill of thrills for three spooktacular days starting Friday October 23rd and running until the following Sunday.

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Stubbs wins Lakeland

Shannon Stubbs checks the initial polling station numbers early in the night Monday. (Michael Simpson/Photo)

october 21, 2015 A map showing the breakdown of party representation in Canada following the 2015 Federal election. The Liberals will form a 184seat majority government with the Conservatives forming the 99-seat opposition. (Google)

Michael Simpson Editor On the night of the 2015 Federal Election, the team in blue with the most home runs was the Jays. The Liberals formed a huge majority government with 184 seats, but the Conservatives managed to hang on to the western half of Canada with enough tenacity to form a 99-seat opposition the Liberals will have to be wary of. The NDP, seemingly close in the race until the last week, took 44 seats in the election, while the Bloc Quebecois took 10 seats. Despite the overall loss for the Conservatives in total seats, the Lakeland Riding made it clear that the area will continue as a federal Conservative stronghold for at least another four years

as Shannon Stubbs stood atop a heap of tens of thousands of votes ahead of the competing candidates Monday night. Stubbs bulldozed her way to victory with 39,398 votes (74%), followed by Liberal Garry Parenteau with 7,344 (14%), then NDP candidate Duane Zuraska with 4,942 votes (9%). Green party candidate Daniel Montgomery took 1,254 votes (2%), while Libertarian Robert McFadzean took 600 votes. “I’m very grateful to have earned the confidence of voters,” Stubbs said. “Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers and supporters, a riding like this presents its own unique challenges, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to serve Lakeland. I’m very proud of our constituency, and Lakeland residents should be proud of

october 21, 2015 all the things we contribute to the country. My number one priority will be to promote Lakeland,” Stubbs said. A former opposition candidate in 2012’s provincial election, Stubbs was quick to see the advantage of being an opposition MP in what is more or less an opposition province. “I don’t think the Liberal decision is in the best interests of Canada. We will have to allow the new Prime Minister and his cabinet to present their fiscal plan, but there were definitely competing visions during the campaign. If the Liberals hold true on their campaign promises, we’ll be watching for raising taxes, cuts to pipeline supports, and billions of dollars in deficit spending. I will definitely continue to advocate on the same values and princi-


ples that I ran on,” Stubbs said. The Conservative party must now face a new challenge. Their leader Stephen Harper, has stepped away from the helm after 13 years, nine of those spent as Prime Minister. A new leader must be chosen at a time when some conservatives may still be a bit shell-shocked to be out of power. It is still a far cry from the decimation the provincial Tories encountered earlier in the year’s provincial election, but it has the potential to distract Conservatives from preparing to tackle the new government as an effective opposition. Global News reports that the 2015 voter turnout was the highest since 1993 with 17 million voters.

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A young supporter offers a congratulatory hug to Conservative MP-Elect Shannon Stubbs. (Michael Simpson/Photo)


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Greenhouse growing

Darvonda Nurseries is entering their 4th year of operations out of Mundare. The local greenhouse is adding an extra 122,000 square foot expansion which is expected to be complete by February. The greenhouse does some local retail sales but primarily it services the wholesale needs of major retailers in the Edmonton area such as Home Depot, Costco and Sobeys. (Michael Simpson/Photo)

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MATIASZOW In loving memory of Mrs. Anne Matiaszow October 16, 2014 Our family circle has been broken A link gone from our chain; But though we’re parted for a while, We know we’ll meet again. Some day, we know not when, We shall meet in a better land And never part again. We shall meet with many a loved one That was torn from our embrace, We shall listen to their voices, And behold them face to face. Sunshine passes, shadows fall, Love’s remembrance outlasts all. Sadly missed by Victor Matiaszow and Family MATICHUK, John O. In loving memory of a very special father and Gido, John Matichuk, who passed away October 18, 2006. Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds dear, Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps you near. Love Sonia, Karen, Joe and Cody

WASYLCIW, Richard In loving memory of our Dear Husband, Father and Dido who passed away October 23, 2005. This day is remembered and quietly kept, No words are needed, we shall never forget. For those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day. Unseen and unheard; but always near. So loved, so missed and so very dear. Forever loved and deeply missed by wife Olga, children and grandchildren

LINN, Ada Mae August 27, 1922 – October 17, 2015 Ada Linn age 93 years passed away while in the Viking Extendicare residence on the 17th of October, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband Walter. Survived by her son Tom Linn of Vegreville, grandson Thomas Linn (Maggie), great granddaughter Danielle Linn of Calgary, step granddaughter Christine Stephenson (Lance), step great grandson Jacob Stephenson, step great granddaughter Madison Stephenson of Edmonton. A graveside service will be held in the Pine Creek cemetery in Calgary at a future date. Donations in her memory could be made to the War Amps.

TATARIN, Loralie Vivian It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Loralie Vivian Tatarin announce her passing after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2015 at the age of 49. Loralie grew up in Saskatoon Sk. where she attended school. She later went on to Lakeland College and graduated as Animal Technician. In 1991 she married Darrell Tatarin and they raised their two sons on a family run farm operation. Her passions, aside from her family, were her “girls”, her purebred Simmental cattle and her Appaloosa horse zippy. Loralie is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, Darrell, and two sons Denton and Derek survives Loralie. She is also survived by her sister Yvonne (Kevin) Neufeldt, brothers, Jerry (Marilyn) Allison, Cecil (Lisa) Dawe, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Loralie was pre-deceased by her parents, Shirley and Cecil Dawe, and father in law Bill Tatarin. A Private Family Memorial Service was held on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 at 4:00pm at Autumn Rose Funeral Home in Vegreville, AB. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to Cross Cancer Institute c/o 11560 University Ave.,Edmonton, AB.,T6G 1Z2. To send condolences visit www.autumnrosefuneralhome. com Autumn Rose Funeral Home Ltd., Vegreville,780-603-5800

PETRUK, Ron August 10, 1942 – October 22, 2011 In loving memory of our dear husband, father and grandfather. A Perfect World by Ron Tranmer In a perfect world, death would never be. Love would be forever, and last eternally. In a perfect world, you’d still be by our side, lighting up our happy lives. You never would have died. In a perfect world, sadness would not be found. Love and life, and happiness forever would abound. Perhaps that perfect world awaits us when we die. A world where eternal bliss is found in heaven’s sky. We’ll cling to faith and hope, for God is a God of love, and in His time we’ll join you in a perfect world above. Forever Loved and Missed by Kathy, Roger and Shawna, Bettyann, Ryan, Breck and Roan

SRIBNEY, Nellie August 21, 1933 – October 15, 2015 On Thursday, October 15, 2015, Nellie Sribney of Vegreville, Alberta passed away at the age of 82 years. Nellie is survived by her loving family, her husband of 60 years, Walter; daughter Lorelei (Richard) Tennant; granddaughters Courtney (Jordan) Adams and Chelsey Tennant; one sister Lil Sweet and one brother Loyal (Sylvia) Krawchuk; along with numerous relatives and friends. Nellie was predeceased by her daughter Trudy; her parents Alex and Maria Krawchuk; brother in law Floyd Sweet. A Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial was held on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Vegreville, Alberta with the Basilian Fathers officiating. Interment followed in Riverside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to “Haying in the 30’s” or to “STARS.” To send condolences visit www. Autumn Rose Funeral Home Ltd., Vegreville,780-603-5800

GORGICHUK, Leonard In loving memory of our dear son, brother and uncle who left us five years ago, Oct. 27, 2010. As I sit safe in heaven And watch you every day I try and let you know with signs, I never went away. I hear you when you’re laughing, And watch you as you sleep, I even place my arms around you, To calm you as you weep. I see you wish the days away, Begging to have me home So I try to send you signs, So you know you’re not alone. Don’t feel guilty that you have a life That was denied to me, Heaven is truly beautiful Just you wait and see! So live your life, laugh again, Enjoy yourself, be free, Then I’ll know with every breath you take, You’ll be taking one for me. Lovingly remembered and so sadly missed by Mom & Dad, Bob and family, Betty, Debbie and family

DOBSON, Pamela Joyce Dec 22, 1941 – Oct. 24, 2010 Beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother. We take the time to look back and celebrate your life. It was a shock to awake and find out you had passed away. But now your pain and suffering would end at last. O Pamela, the pipes, the pipes are calling. From glen to glen and down the mountain side The summer’s gone, and all the roses falling ‘Tis you, ‘Tis you must go and I must bide. But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow Or when the valleys hushed and white with snow ‘Tis I’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow O Pamela, O Pamela I love you so. And if you come, when all the flowers are dying And you are dead as you are dead well may be I’ll come and find the place where you are lying And kneel and say “Ava” there for thee And you shall hear, tho’ soft I tread above thee And all your grave will warmer, sweeter be For I will bend and tell you that I love thee And you shall sleep in peace until I come to thee. I miss you so much, Spike


EWASKIW, Paul M. August 30, 1928 – October 15, 2015 The family gives thanks to God for a full and fruitful life on earth. We sadly announce that he left us on October 15, 2015 at the age of 87. Paul will always lovingly be remembered by his wife of 65 years, Sonia; three children Janice (Don), grandchildren Shalynn, Amarayne (Dylan) great granddaughter, Madisyn, John-Paul (Beckie), great grandsons Zaid and Titus: son John (Linda) granddaughter Jody (Chris), great grandchildren Riley and Ava, grandson Jason (Angela), great grandchildren Tanner and Kylie: daughter Bernadine (Greg), grandchildren Melissa (Matt), Brian and Rebecca: two sisters and two brothers Anne Bilyk, Ed Ewaskiw, Elizabeth (Mike) Rozumniak and Victor (Louise) Ewaskiw. Paul was predeceased by his parents Mike and Victoria Ewaskiw; one brother Danny Ewaskiw; brother in law Ed Bilyk and sister in law Anne Ewaskiw. A Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Mundare, Alberta with the Basilian Fathers officiating. Interment followed in St. Demetro Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery – Hilliard Farms. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the “Lamont Health Care Centre.” The family would like to thank Dr. Slanina and all the staff at the Lamont Hospital for their excellent care and for enhancing Dad’s life while he was there. To send condolences visit www.autumnrosefuneralhome. com Autumn Rose Funeral Home Ltd., Vegreville,780-603-5800

LEVER, Raymond Leslie July 12, 1948 – October 17, 2015 On Saturday, October 17, 2015, Raymond Leslie Lever of Vegreville, Alberta passed away at the age of 67 years. Raymond is survived by his loving wife Linda; daughter Cindy (Chris) and son Clint (Allison) and their daughter Makayla; one sister Lillian; one brother David (Alisa); along with numerous relatives and friends. Raymond was predeceased by his parents Leslie and Mildred Lever; one brother in law Vern. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment to take place at a later date in the Paradise Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. To send condolences visit Autumn Rose Funeral Home Ltd., Vegreville,780-603-5800

NAHIRNAK, Devin James On October 13, 2015, Devin James Nahirnak of Two Hills passed away at the age of 16 years. He is survived by his loving parents, Jim & Debbie Nahirnak & a loving circle of family & friends. Memorial Mass was held on Tuesday, October 20 at 11:00 a.m at Two Hills Centennial Hall, Two Hills. Reverend Father Philip Mathew was the celebrant. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations may be made to Stollery Childrens Hospital Foundation or Kids with Cancer Society c/o 5626 - 51 Street, St. Paul, AB. T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 - 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677.

STELMASCHUK, Katie (nee Metrunec) February 25, 1923 – October 18, 2015 On Sunday, October 18, 2015, Katie Stelmaschuk of Vegreville, Alberta passed away at the age of 92 years. Katie is survived by her loving family four sons and one daughter Ken (Cynthia), Ed (Audrey), Ernie (Lil), Henry (Karen) and June (Rick) Yakimovich; ten grandchildren Darlene (John), Greg (Shauna), Angie (Rick), Trina (Carlos), Carrie (Warren), Jodie (Erick), Ryan (Jennifer), Kevin (Lori), Tracy (Jim) and Steven (Monique); sixteen great-grandchildren Kassie, Noah, Payton, Andrew, Elena, Brayden, Katie, Alegra, Alexander, Benjamin, Lucas, Justin, Nicholaus, Meaghan, Maddisyn and Natalie; one sister Pauline Kindrachuk; one sister in law Olga Metrunec; along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Katie was predeceased by her husband Harry; her parents Nick and Nancy Metrunec; four brothers Steve, Mike, Harry and Johnny; three sisters Mary Hrynyk, Anne Topalnitsky and Jean Machney. A Public Viewing will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Vegreville United Church (5126-48 Ave.) followed by a Funeral Service with Reverend Carolyn Woodall officiating. Interment to follow in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the “Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta.” To send condolences visit Autumn Rose Funeral Home Ltd., Vegreville,780-603-5800

SEBREE, Briton On Sunday October 18, 2015 Briton Gregory Sebree passed away with his family by his side at the age of 37. Briton leaves behind to cherish his memory, his spouse Rita Daradics; parents Gregory and Valerie Sebree; father-inlaw and mother-in-law William and Isabel Daradics; sisters Betheny (Dave) Zeledon, Breanne (Donovan) Rattray and Bobbi-Jo Sebree; brother-in-law Richard (Lianne) Daradics; sisters-in-law Melinda Daradics and Eleanor (Mike) Newcombe; niece and nephews, Gage, Aeson and Kyan Zeledon, Peyton, Kipton and Maddox Rattray, Anthony Newcombe; grandmothers Norah Bronsch and Eva Sebree; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Briton was predeceased by his grandfathers Norman Bronsch and John Sebree. A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday October 25, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Vegreville, AB. (4513 Maple St.) Memorial donations may be made in Briton’s memory to the Canadian Mental Health Association. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you take a moment to hug your spouse, child, grandparent, grandchild, mother, father, sister, brother, niece, nephew, loved ones, friends... time waits for no one. To send condolences visit Autumn Rose Funeral Home Ltd., Vegreville,780-603-5800



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Ask the Guys Dear Classified Guys, When it comes to buying a home, I think there are always more questions than answers. My husband and I found a cute colonial that we just fell in love with. It had all of the amenities we wanted including a wellmaintained yard. We found the home advertised in a classified ad and were the first to respond. The owners are a middle-aged couple who lived in the house for over 20 years. They raised their daughter there until she went off to college last year. The couple was forthcoming about the pros and cons of the house and very easy to negotiate with. We came to an agreement rather quickly. That has me wondering. Since we are buying directly from the owners and developed a friendly relationship, do you think my husband and I need to buy title insurance? If they've lived in the house for 20 years without issue, what could go wrong?

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Carry: That's probably a ques-

tion best answered with Murphy's Law: "If anything can go wrong, it will." Murphy may not have been in real estate, but the rule of thumb probably still applies. Cash: There are a lot of details

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when buying or selling real estate, and as you mentioned, they can raise a lot of questions. Each detail should be handled carefully to make the sale a safe transaction for both parties. And since buying a home is typically the largest investment you'll make in a lifetime, it pays to protect yourself. Carry: You've already done much of the hard work in finding a house that you love. However, don't let your admiration for the home or the owners alter your judgment when dealing with the paperwork. Cash: The purpose of title insurance is to cover a broad range of issues that can arise after you purchase a home or property. It's often used to protect you against

previous mortgages, unknown owners, judgments against the property and a host of other issues that may not be known by you or the current owners. Carry: While you may be looking to save the cost, realize that doing so could leave you unprotected in the future. If you plan on getting a loan from a bank or mortgage company, they may require you to get title insurance before the purchase. Cash: By dealing with the owners directly, you've collected some great information about the house, property and neighborhood. So hopefully the sale will go as smoothly as your meeting with the owners and you’ll prove Murphy wrong!

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Title insurance on your home can be important if you ever have a problem, but how often is it really used? Compared to other types of insurance, the number of claims are small. On average auto and home insurance companies use about 70 percent of their premiums to pay customer claims. In contrast title insurance companies use only about 5 percent of premiums to pay claims.

The captain at our firehouse is always on top of things. We responded to a call for a fire that started with a barbeque and quickly spread to the entire deck. As the guys and I put out the flames, a crowd gathered. When we were done, our captain came forward to investigate. Looking at the crowd, he approached one man in particular. "Sir," he said, "I'm guessing you're the owner of this home and probably the one responsible for the fire." Seeming rather amazed, the owner asked my captain how he knew. "I have had years of extensive training," he boasted. "And besides," he added looking at the man's outfit, "you're the only one wearing an apron that says, 'Kiss the Cook'!" (Thanks to Darren H.)

This Old House If you've traveled to Europe, you know that homes dating back hundreds of years can be quite common. On the contrary, homes found in the United States are relatively young in comparison, with the exception of one house located in St. Augustine, Florida. This home, which resides on Francis Street, dates back to 1562 when immigrants began it’s construction. The walls were made with a stone-like material called "coquina" which is produced from the remnants of seashells. The house still stands today, more than 400 years later. The Spanish owned the home until 1821, when the territory of Florida officially became part of the United States. •

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2000 Dodge Dakota V8 4x4 Farm Truck. $1,600. 780-922-5999. 2006 Honda Pilot 6 passenger SUV. Loaded. $5750. 780-994-3005 1999 Chev Silverado 3/4T, 4x4. Good for farm. $1500. Phone 780-994-3005 2004 Dodge Ram 4x4. Body damage. Farm truck. $1800. Phone 780-9943005

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AITF’s Don Harfield talks with a member of the public at the Emergent Waste Solutions open house on October 17. EWS recently announced that they’re setting up a pyrolysis plant inside Vegreville’s Parks building to convert recycled tires into marketable materials. Chief Executive Officer Kevin Hull said the commitment to public transparency was part of the reason why EWS chose to open the lines of communication with the public about what the company will be doing in Vegreville. Hull said they had a good turnout and most visitors were satisfied with the answers they received from EWS staff about their processes, and how they plan to meet and exceed environmental standards for their operation. Alberta Innovates Technology Futures will be providing oversight, support and monitoring services for the EWS operation, which uses a technology that AITF has been working with for many years in Vegreville. Don Harfield, the team lead at AITF’s Pyrolysis research operation

said he’d met with some citizens with environmental concerns and had taken time to show them the EWS plant in person. In response to a request for public access to real-time monitoring

data, Hull said he would be speaking to the EWS Board to see if they could find a way to make that data available as it happens with respect to emissions. (Michael Simpson/Photo)


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Strong Results for EIPS Students: 2014–2015 Diploma Examinations EIPS Submitted Recently, Alberta Education released its province-wide Diploma Examination Results report for the 2014–2015 year. EIPS students achieved exceptional results again this year, with 91 per cent of all diploma examinations scores being higher than the provincial averages at the Acceptable Standard. In almost all diploma courses, the percentage of EIPS students who achieved the Acceptable Standard was more than the

provincial average. Particularly impressive, EIPS students in English 30-1, English 302, French Language Arts 30-1, Mathematics 30-2, Social Studies 30-2, and Science 30 significantly exceeded provincial averages in the Acceptable Standard category. Meanwhile, students in English 30-1, English 30-2, Mathematics 30-2, and Biology 30 exceeded provincial averages in the Standard of Excellence category. “We are extremely proud of the results released today by Alberta Education,” EIPS Board Chair Trina Boymook said. “The results illustrate that we, as a division, are supporting our students and enhancing their learning. Division wide, we have an incredible team of teachers and staff who are doing a fantastic job of developing our students to achieve the best possible educational outcomes.” A Standard of Excellence refers to students who demonstrate a mastery of the core subject material. An Acceptable Standard refers to students who demonstrate an understanding of the subject material.

EIPS uses various reporting inputs, including diploma examination results, to evaluate the success of the student- learning experience. As part of the division’s commitment to continuous improvement, principals will be reviewing their individual school results and sharing them with their staff and school communities. The results will then be compiled and used to guide each school’s education plans and the division’s Annual Education Results Report. Alberta Education requires students who take 30-1 and 30-2 level courses in English and French language arts, social studies, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, and science to write a diploma examination. Final course marks for the 2014–2015 school year were determined by blending 50 per cent of the diploma exam mark with 50 per cent of the school-awarded grades. As of September 2015, diploma examination weighting will shift from a 50/50 weighting to a 70/30 weighting, where diploma examination marks will be worth 30 per cent of a student’s final grade. In addition, statistics for each year are based on the result of students who wrote diploma examinations and had corresponding school marks. EIPS is one of Alberta’s largest school divisions, serving approximately 16,900 students in 42 schools. We are proud to be an integral part of our communities, including Sherwood Pa rk , Fort Saskatchewan, Vegreville,Strathcona and Lamont counties, and the western portion of the Cou nt y of Minburn.

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Area Structure Plan open house

Vegreville Mayor Myron Hayduk chats with Eagle River Planning Services’ Peter Yackulic, who has been working with the Town for more than a year on preparing the draft area structure plan for future development. The pair were on hand to answer questions, along with other members of council, at an open house on October 8 in Council Chambers. (Michael Simpson/Photo)

Michael Simpson Editor The Town of Vegreville held an open house on October 8 from 4 – 7 p.m. at Council Chambers to give members of the public a chance to take a look at a long range planning document that outlines how industrial growth will proceed in Vegreville’s industrial park located on the southeast spur of town. The area in question was first highlights in the Intermunicipal Structure Plan developed between the County of Minburn and the Town of Vegreville. Under the document, known as an Area Structure Plan (ASP), all

future development are given guidelines to ensure the area matures in an orderly fashion. Members of the public who attended were given a draft copy of the document to review and were able to ask questions about the document and the area in question. The 89acre parcel of developable land is currently accessible from Resource Road and 49 avenue. Under the ASP, phase scheduling for lots, sizes, servicing plans and access points are all mapped out. The document is also able to provide cost options for the Town of Vegreville for developing services in the area.

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Louisiana Hayride moseys into Veg this November

Submitted Do you remember Hank Williams? Roy Orbison? Patsy Cline? Did you ever see them in concert? Well, now you can! A unique theatre style production, known as the Louisiana Hayride, based on the historical radio show where these artists performed, is coming to Vegreville! You will have the opportunity to attend a magical evening of entertainment where you’ll believe you really are at a concert featuring these superstars, enjoying their wonderful music from years gone by. The talented singers and musicians of the Louisiana Hayride Show recreate these iconic artists in costume and character. You’ll be delighted when Hank Williams sings Hey, Good Lookin’ and Lovesick Blues. Roy Orbison shows up with Crying and Pretty Woman and Patsy Cline will send shivers up your spine when she sings Crazy and Sweet Dreams. And that’s not all! Joining Hank, Roy and Patsy will be Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and Willie Nelson. It’s all at the Social Centre November 6 when the Louisiana Hayride Show comes to town. Show creators Lori and Gil Risling have been

touring this successful production across western Canada for the last 5 years. After over 170 shows, the Louisiana Hayride continues to sell out, with people attending over and over again! “The show is a musical history lesson from a bygone era. This music left an indelible mark on a culture that is now longing for this music and the memories it brings back and it’s no longer out there for them,” Gil said. “This show fills that need. It resonates with the generation that experienced the rise of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Roy Orbison, to name a few.” Interspersed throughout the show will be little bits of trivia about the artists the group portrays. That, Lori says, “has long been an audience favourite. They love hearing the history. A lot of it is quite surprising to them!” The cast of multi-talented musicians includes Gil Risling on electric and acoustic guitar, and amazing vocals when in character as Hank Williams, Willie Nelson and Roy Orbison. Additional ‘characters’ are provided by Andrea Anderson when she appears as Patsy Cline,

Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette. William Brookfield is amazing on double keyboard, guitar and vocals. You’ll be absolutely delighted with his stellar recreation of songs by Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Conway Twitty! Mike Melnichuk adds stand-up bass, electric guitar and incredibly smooth vocals when he treats the audience to songs by Faron Young, Red Foley, Burl Ives and Ray Price. The cast and crew of the Louisiana Hayride are dedicated to bringing authentic music to you. The songs you hear will be true to the originals. You will be transported back to a time when music was meaningful, words were understood and the sound was pleasant. Take a trip down memory lane and relive the days when you heard all that great music on the radio. The Louisiana Hayride Show will be at the Vegreville Social Centre on Friday, November 6 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at Cole’s Western Wear or online at Toll free 1-866-311-1011.


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october 21, 2015

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Mundare School hosts grand opening

Mundare School Principal Liane Schultz (far left) stands with Fort Saskatchewan – Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood, Mundare Mayor Charlie Gargus, Elk Island Public Schools Board Chair Trina Boymook, and Elk Island Trustee Colleen Holowaychuk and Superintendent Mark Liguori inside Mundare School during the grand opening. (Michael Simpson/Photo)

Michael Simpson Editor Mundare School Principal Liane Schultz off icially welcomed guests into Mundare School on October 16 at the grand opening for the facility which began admitting students into classes last spring. In stark contrast now, there is nothing left of the old building which once stood two storeys tall on the lot; only a large empty space. Finishing touches continue on the grounds around the school, but inside, things are humming along in the new building, which features high ceilings, energy efficient design, extra space for enhanced programs and modern architecture for a snappy feeling. “I really like it,” Schultz said. Formerly an administrator in Ardrossan, she arrived this fall to start the school year in Mundare and has been keen to hone in on academics, particularly numeracy and literacy, as a focus during her tenure. “We’re all focused on those aspects of learning, and I’m enjoying the community and students and the parents, who are very supportive,” Schultz said. An educator since the 90’s, Schultz came to Alberta from Saskatchewan several years prior and brought with her the belief that a supportive and welcoming environment builds the best learning opportunities for students. Schultz said she will be keeping the school division’s three-year education plan in mind as she overlooks the education process at the school.


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OCTOBER 21, 2015

Bags filled with riches

Michael Simpson Editor

In North America, we may frown at the sight of a school bag or a shopping bag filled with things like toothpaste, toothbrushes, pens, pencil crayons, socks, scarves, or a skipping rope. To us, these are not special items; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re incidental, less than exciting in most cases. Children from A.L. Horton School have been learning about regional disparity in their social curriculum, and how simple items like this are treasures to children in other parts of the world. Ukraine is not a third-world country, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a beautiful nation filled with arts, culture, scholars

and leaders. In recent years however, political turmoil has led to a decline in the standard of living for hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people living there. Taking care to think of the children who are helpless in the fighting, protesting and civil unrest, students from AL Horton voluntarily assembled reusable bags, 98 in total, filled with the sorts of items that might bring smiles to the face of a child overseas. This included personal care items, school supplies, treats, clothing, toys and other knick knacks that, while seemingly insignificant to us, will make a sizeable difference to children in Ukraine, particularly with Christmas approaching. Organized by the Bridge of Hope, the reusable bags will be sent away for children shortly.

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Bloomin’ impressive score!

CiB Submitted The Town of Vegreville received a 5 Bloom rating and a special mention for 47th Street North Walking Trail Beautification during the 2015 National Symposium and Awards Ceremonies in Kamloops, BC. The Town of Vegreville participated in the 4,501 - 9,000 category along with Bay Roberts NL, Carbonear NL, Humboldt SK, Kindersley SK, Perth ON and Stonewall MB. Over the summer, trained volunteer judges travelled to participating communities to evaluate the overall contributions of municipal council and departments; industry; businesses and the private sector – including volunteer efforts – in regards to the following criteria: Tidiness, Environmental Action, Heritage Conservation, Urban Forestry, Landscape and Floral Displays. Following their evaluation, volunteer judges Brad Beatty and Lorraine Flanigan wrote: “When the Town of Vegreville heard the news that they were one of two communities awarded the full $25,000

OCTOBER 21, 2015 CN EcoConnexions - From the Ground Up grant, the cheer could be heard across Canada. It was the first time the town’s Communities in Bloom Committee had applied for a grant of any kind, and together with funds from the Communities in Bloom Committee and an anonymous donor, the Town Council more than matched the amount to help fund a landscaping project that turned an unappealing strip of ground flanking the 47th Street Walking Trail into an attractive landscape. Working from a plan developed by Katrina Sanford of Landscape Wise, within seven days a gardening crew from Park Landscaping Inc. graded the area and planted 118 trees, 45 shrubs and 142 grasses. As a final touch, the garden was mulched, making it picture-perfect and ready for the admiring glances of passing walkers, joggers and cyclists”. Within the actual context of climate changes and environmental concerns, communities involved in the program can be proud of their efforts, which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society.

Healthy after school snacking AHS Submitted Whether your kids spend their after school time at home or on the way to an extra-curricular activity, they may be hungry for a snack. Planned healthy snacks will help children get the extra energy they need to grow and be active. Try to offer snacks at least 2 hours before a meal to prevent your child from being too full at meal time. Aim to choose foods from 2 of the 4 food groups from Canada’s Food Guide at snack time. Wash and slice vegetables and fruits; store them in a container in the fridge so they are easy to grab on the go. Keep a small supply of non-perishable snacks such as un-salted nuts, pretzels, or whole grain crackers in a sports bag so your child can have a quick snack before activities or sport-

ing events. Plan ahead by stocking your fridge and cupboard with items that can be used to make these quick and healthy snacks: Low-fat cheese to eat with whole grain crackers, mini whole grain pitas, or apple slices. Peanut butter spread on a whole wheat tortilla and rolled around a banana. Low-fat yogurt with fresh, frozen, or canned fruit. Pair snacks with water, milk, fortified soy beverage, or 100% fruit juice. Limit juice to ½ cup (125 mL) per day. For more information about healthy snacking, please visit: assets/info/nutrition/if-nfs-healthysnacking.pdf

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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) 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: 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 6:30-8:00pm 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 Monday-Friday, 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 (19561995), 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, SatSun 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 484349 St., Vegreville. For more information contact Jody Nicholson at 780-632-2418.


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!! 12 Step RECOVERY AT ROCK GROUP meets every Tuesday at 7pm in the upper room at 5014 – 50 St, Vegreville, AB. For info call 780-6322933. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Weigh-in 4:45pm. Meeting 5:30pm at St. John Lutheran Church, 4513 Maple St., Vegreville. 780-6327433 or 780-658-2670. Every Wednesday Trapshooting Outdoor Range 7:00pm. Contact Geoff 780-632-1432 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 780-764-2341. Visit us at or Friday Prayers: Weekly Jumaat prayer in Two Hills. If interested, please contact Deen 780-6036090 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 780885-2627 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. Bible Study at 10 am at the Vegreville Seventhday Adventist Church, 5258 – 46 Ave. Everyone Welcome. 12 Step RECOVERY AT ROCK GROUP meets every Saturday at 7pm in the upper room at 501450 Street Vegreville, AB. For info call 780-6322933. Royal Purple Lodge #125 meets first Monday of every month, except July & August at Elks Hall. Contact HRL Joyce Porayko 780-632-3830 or Secretary Darlene Ziegler 780-632-6832. 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 780-632-4717. Vegreville Wildlife Federation (Alberta, Fish & Game Association) Please check website VWF. ca Email: “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 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. 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. 780764-2099 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.

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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 632exchange. Phone 632- 7070. 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 or call 780-6327920 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.

The Red Hot Red Hats meet the second and fourth Friday of each month at 1:30 pm. See Contact Millie 780-6322148

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 780632-2578

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 5729-44A 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 780-6326437, 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 1-866-645-3900 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 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 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.

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. New to town? Join us the 1st Wed of the month for a newcomer’s potluck lunch. 12-1pm. Bring a friend! Bring a dish! Call FCSS 780-632-3966 for locations & info. AA meeting at Lamont United Church every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. PlayNation Poker, Vegreville Legion. Free live poker every first, second & fourth Wednesday evening at the Vegreville Legion. Register at 6:45 pm and cards in the air at 7:00 pm. For more information, contact allang@playnationpoker. com


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OCTOBER 21, 2015

Schools raise $11k during Terry Fox run

(far right) Marg Varga leads the staff and students from all of Vegreville’s four schools. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Rosanne Fortier Students are told that they can do anything they set their minds to, to never give up and never give in. During 143 days of running a marathon a day on an artificial leg, Terry Fox showed us that the impossible is possible. These were the words of Amanda Campbell, Student Success Coach. On September 23, all four of Vegreville’s schools met at A.L. Horton School to walk a route through town for the 2nd Annual Joint School Terry Fox Run. It was suggested that students wear red and give a loonie or toonie for Terry. All the schools together raised a total of $11,708 dollars for the Terry Fox Foundation. The mic was then forwarded to Marg Varga, guest speaker and cancer survivor. “I had breast cancer and the reason I am standing here is because I had so many great people who helped me out,” Varga stated. “I am also at this walk today because I love Terry Fox’s positive attitude. Terry ran over 5,000 km in 143 days. This is equal to walking to Edmonton about 50 times without really stopping. He did the impossible to make a difference in people’s lives who had cancer,” Varga stated. “I want you to be Terry today and have a positive attitude every day that says I am going to look out for people and be the best I can be, I am going to make a difference because that is what Terry wants. People have been doing this walk all over the world.” This Terry Fox Walk was a collaboration between M.O.D.E.L Project and Vegreville’s four schools. “The Joint School Terry Fox Walk went very well. All of the schools showed up and everyone collaborated nicely; it was impactful for the community to see the schools working nicely together.” Kelly Sawatzk y, M.O.D.E.L Project Coordinator said. -Editor’s note: This publishing of this article was delayed due to a missing total for fundraising. We thank the schools for providing us with the final data in order to publish the article.


OCTOBER 21, 2015

Olympic figure skater meets young hopefuls

Two of our local figure skaters here in Vegreville got the opportunity to skate with Tessa Virtue, Olympic gold medalist at the ice palace in the West Edmonton Mall on this past Saturday. About 100 young figure skaters enjoyed interaction with Tessa on the ice for one hour prior to a meet and greet afterward. Pictured are Jayci Peck on the left and Emma Homeniuk on the right. (Kevin Peck/Photo Supplied)

Point, Pause, Proceed

AHS Submitted

Vehicle collisions involving children happen most often in September and October, followed by May and June, says Parachute, a national injury prevention organization. Back to school is a busy time with new routines and daylight decreasing. Teaching your child how to safely cross the road and recognizing when he is ready to do this alone are important. Before letting your child cross a road alone, he needs to show you he can do it safely. To do this, he needs to understand where it’s safe to cross (such as corners and marked crosswalks) and be able to judge vehicle speeds and traffic gaps. He also needs to know how to make eye contact with drivers. “Most children develop the skills to cross roads alone between nine and 11 years old,” says Carrie HerrickFitzgerald, a coordinator with AMA School Safety Patrol.

The School Safety Patrol emphasizes teaching your child to: -Point Stop and extend your arm and fingers -Pause Look in all directions for traffic, make eye contact with drivers and wait until all vehicles stop - Proceed Cross the street, keeping your arm and fingers extended and staying alert. - Your child learns pedestrian safety by copying you and other adults. Help him by following and talking about the rules and avoiding distractions such as talking on a cellphone while walking. -Point Stop and extend your arm and fingers -Pause Look in all directions for traffic, make eye contact with drivers and wait until all vehicles stop -Proceed Cross the street, keeping your arm and fingers extended

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Rosanne Fortier When we are in a calm, relaxed state, we enjoy life more and function better. Psychology Today states this is a state of active, open attention on the present. Mindfulness is not letting your life pass you by and living in the moment, and awakening to experiences while not being judgemental. On October 14, VegMin Learning Society presented their first session of Inspiring Minds, a free course that only requires a donation to the food bank or Christmas Bureau. Karin Hitchcock, Family Counselor at FCSS led the session with the assistance of Louise Jamieson, volunteer for VegMin. Hitchcock began by saying we live with worry and fear. This course gave people the tools for healthy living. “We turn the mind to the present by engaging in the moment, paying attention to what is happening now, observing and being aware of our feelings and by using the senses,” Hitchcock said.

One of the first activities Hitchcock directed was called ‘tune in’ where participants listened to music and said what it reminded them of. Then everyone learned grounding or breathing with purpose which is really good to use when we are in pain or under stress because it calms the brain and body. Shallow breathing happens when people are under stress and it doesn’t allow the body to get enough air, which creates more stress. The important part is to inhale and make the breath move down to the belly, breath and exhale through the nose. Other activities included Pebble Meditation where participants focused on different pebbles to create imagery related to nature. The homework left to participants was to listen to sounds in the environment. Spaces for registration for this course are still available. After the October 14 introduction, they will offer different sessions in the next few months. For more details and to register, contact VegMin.


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OCTOBER 21, 2015

Elks provide community support

On October 5,Vegreville Elks Lodge No. 143 Exalted Ruler Bro. Paul Bosse presented Fire Chief Jerrold Lemko with a cheque for $500 to assist in the costs for publishing a handbook for a Personal Safety Program that was initiated by the Vegreville Emergency Services. On hand for the presentation were members from the Emergency Services and Vegreville Elks Lodge. The Lodge also took the opportunity to promote the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children “Ted E Bear” by purchasing and donating a dozen “Ted E Bears” to the Vegreville EMS. The bears will be used by Emergency Services staff to comfort the victims of accidents and tragic events. (Photos submitted by George Childs)

On October 5, Vegreville Elks Lodge No. 143 Exalted Ruler Bro. Paul Bosse (L) presented Marielle Brodziak and Joanne Veldkamp (R) from the Vegreville Christmas Bureau with a cheque for $500 for contribution to the Bureau’s annual fundraising event.

Vegreville Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Bro. Paul Bosse (L) presents a cheque for $1,500 to Isaac Reimer from Two Hills.The funds will be used to offset the costs for a van with a special lift that is needed to help provide the Reimer family with a safe and viable method of transportation for their handicapped son Joseph. This is the second donation for a total of $6,500 that the Vegreville Elks have been able to provide for the Reimer family.The first donation of $5,000 was made in April of this year. (Photo Submitted)

On October 5, the Vegreville Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Bro. Paul Bosse presented Olga Jamison, President of the Vegreville Food Bank with a cheque for $500 to assist in purchasing food for the Food Bank. (Photo Submitted)

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