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Sale of former Trans Canada building falls through

Michael Simpson Editor At the September 14 Council meeting the Town formally received and filed correspondence from ATCO Electric which indicated that after months of due diligence and deliberation, the large corporation has decided not to purchase the town-owned asset informally known as the former Trans Canada building. The building, formally known by its address of 6620- Hwy 16A West, has been for sale since shortly after the latest council was elected. Vegreville Mayor Myron Hayduk indicated follow-

ing the meeting that council must now re-examine their options on what to do with the building after having been unsuccessful in their attempts to sell it for the past year and a half. “I think, given the current economy that another potential buyer with deep pockets will be harder to come by,” Hayduk said. “Our council has been committed to selling the building until this point and it’s been a major item on our agenda. However now, I think we must be willing to once again consider all options on how to best fit this asset into the Town’s long-term plans.”

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Vegreville RCMP Submitted Shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 15, the Vegreville RCMP was on patrol in Mundare when a motorist who was known to have outstanding arrest warrants was observed driving into the town. The officer pulled over the white Chevrolet Blazer and arrested the driver on his arrest warrants. Upon preparing to tow the vehicle the odour of marijuana was detected coming from the S.U.V. A further search of the vehicle revealed that the driver had been transporting 171 grams (6 ounces) of marijuana. Digital scales were also taken. Constable Curtis Harsulla of the Vegreville RCMP Traffic Services Section says, “It is not uncommon for officers conducting traffic enforcement to come across drugs in vehicles. This is a significantly larger amount than what is usually seen and we are happy to have it off the streets of our communities.” 47 year old Mark Sean Parson of Mundare has been charged with possessing marijuana, driving without holding a drivers license and breaching conditions requiring him to be of good behaviour and not to possess illegal drugs. Parson made his first court appearance in Vegreville Provincial Court on September 21.

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What you need to bring to vote in the federal election Michael Simpson Editor As the Federal election date of October 19 approaches, the looming concern about what identification is suitable to bring in order to cast a ballot has surfaced once again from our readership. We have summarized the information that is readily available on the Elections Canada web site for your review. To access the full spread online, visit There you can also determine what you need to bring, if you’re properly registered to vote in this election, adjust any information required to make you eligible to vote in your riding, review the candidate list for your constituency (ours is the Lakeland constituency) and much more. The short list of what works for ID is as follows: Identity and address must be proven. Valid pieces of ID are a driver’s license, a provincial or territorial ID card, or any other government card with your photo, name and current address. Failing that, you may present 2 of the following from this list taken directly from the Elections Canada website, one of which must have your current address: - health card - Canadian passport - birth certificate - certificate of Canadian citizenship - citizenship card - social insurance number card - Indian status card - band membership card - Métis card - card issued by an Inuit local authority - Canadian Forces identity card - Veterans Affairs health card - old age security card - hospital card - medical clinic card - label on a prescription container - identity bracelet issued by a hospital or long-term care facility - blood donor card - CNIB card - credit card - debit card - employee card - student identity card - public transportation card - library card - liquor identity card - parolee card - firearms licence - licence or card issued for fishing, trapping or hunting - utility bill (e.g. electricity; water; telecommunications services including telephone, cable or satellite) - bank statement - credit union statement - credit card statement - personal cheque - government statement of benefits - government cheque or cheque stub - pension plan statement -residential lease or sub-lease - mortgage contract or statement - income tax assessment - property tax assessment or evaluation - vehicle ownership - insurance certificate, policy or statement - correspondence issued by a school, college or university - letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee - targeted revision form from Elections Canada to residents of long-term care facilities

- seniors’ residence - long-term care facility Elections Canada will also accept e-statements and e-invoices. Voters are asked to print them or show them on a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet. As a final option, on the chance that none of your ID has your current address, you may take an oath. To do this, you must show two pieces of ID with your name and have another person who lives in the same polling division that knows you attest to your address. Whoever you select for this must show their own proof of identity and address, and can attest for only one person. Elections Canada also points out that a voter information card is not considered a valid piece of ID. In a final twist, the list is different than that from this year’s earlier provincial election because, as Elections Canada points out, “the pieces of ID required for a federal election are not the same as for provincial, territorial or municipal elections.” If this article has not definitively answered your questions relating to the proper identification required, you are encouraged by visit the elections Canada website listed at the start of the article to look under their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for more answers to highly specific questions and scenarios.

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Mundare student supporting palliative care

Jessie Zeleny, a nine-year-old student at Mundare School made a donation to Akasu Palliative Care, proceeds from a fundraiser she initiated. She sold 50 live red roses for $4 each, donating $200 to the Society. Jessie’s mother is a nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Vegreville. She and Jessie were having a conversation about various needs at the hospital and Jessie concluded that those at the end of their lives could use the support. Pictured is Jessie with (left to right) Terry Kubin and Laureen Kerr of

Akasu Palliative Care Society, Jessie’s mom Kelly Zeleny and Tracy Watson, Nurse Manager for the Hospital. Jessie is to be

complimented for her unselfish wish to contribute to the comfort and care of palliative care families. (Terry Kubin/Submitted)

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90 Years Ago – June 3, 1925 John Tillipaugh of Brookside has a 25 acre field of wheat threshed last week that went 40 bushels per acre. Mr. Tillipaugh brought in a load on Saturday and it graded No. 3 for which he got $1.03 per bushel. That some 25 miles of the Cutknife-Whitford line of the CPR will be proceeded with this year is announced by D.C. Coleman, vicepresident of the CPR in a letter to Mervyn Brown, chairman of the Canadian Board of the British Dominions Lands Settlement Corporation. The first of the real frosts of the season came on Sunday morning last, some 10 degrees being registered. It was a sufficiently stiff freeze to wind up all but the most hardy vegetables and flowers. On Sunday, the barometer stood at well over 30, the highest in months and this is said to be an indication of fair and warmer weather.

75 Years Ago – May 29, 1940 Natural Gas Service is now definitely in sight for the citizens of Vegreville. Plans have been completed, according to information supplied by Mr. Julian Garrett, General Manager of Vegreville Gas Company Ltd., to officially “turn on” gas to supply the town, on Monday evening next. After years of hope and disappointments for our citizens this news is very gratifying. It was announced by Mr. Sellers at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Monday that the quota per acre has been raised to eight bushels, instead of holding the original five. One reason, presumably, is that most districts are well supplied with elevators and the accommodation therefore exists; but a better reason is that the five bushel quota would not make it possible for the average producer to deliver in carload lots and he would therefore lose 1 ¼cents per bushel, which is the spread between street and carload prices. A.W. Holmes “Syd”, who has been manager at Vegreville for Safeways for the past seven years, received an unexpected jolt this week when he was advised that he is transferred to the management of the Camrose branch. He left for Camrose on Wednesday morning. His successor here is Mr. Black of Edmonton.

50 Years Ago – June 3, 1965 A brief business meeting of the Chamber of Commerce preceded the testimonial dinner last Thursday when pressing problems were dealt with. Discussion of the closing of the National Employment office in Vegreville brought forth the information that indications were that the closing was anticipated for October 30th. John Chomik, officer in charge of the office outlined the work carried on and informed the group that the area serviced is bounded by Viking to Ryley in the south, Willingdon to Two Hills north and Innisfree in the east to Hilliard in the west. Four members of the Vegreville Chamber of Commerce boarded the Lloydminster to Edmonton Friendship Train on Tuesday morning. The Vegreville members joined representatives from towns between Lloyd and here enroute to a meeting with Edmonton Chamber officials and to a special meetng with the provincial cabinet. A brief to be presented to the cabinet deals with the condition of Highway 16 and urges the government to take steps to improve the road. The members were Joe LoBalbo, Sol Lucow, President Dr. Lawrence Edmunds and Al Scholton. Three Vegreville women who devoted their lives to public service in the teaching and nursing fields were honoured at a dinner arranged by the Chamber of Commerce. The three, Miss Muriel Patterson and Mrs. Wilhelmina Tierney in the teaching profession and Miss Mary Black in the nursing profession, have a combined total of well over a hundred years service to the community. In recognition of their services the three were recognized by about 150 persons who gathered at the meeting.

25 Years Ago – May 29, 1990 Fifty-five people took part in the annual Terry Fox run in Vegreville on September 15. The annual run raises money for cancer research. All participants either ran, walked or biked at least three kilometres. The event included a free pasta supper on Friday night and a free family swim on Saturday. Council was informed that the rural contingent of the Vegreville RCMP detachment will be reduced from four to three officers. The current detachment has been operating with three members so the reduction will have no visible effect. The County of Minburn Board of Education has been informed by the county manager of the possible relocation of the county office to the Vegreville courthouse. The county manager has been instructed to proceed immediately with provisions of By-law 939, and to commence necessary design proposals and cost estimates towards renovating courthouse facilities.

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.

Syria: Russia to the Rescue? Gwynne Dyer US Secretary of State John Kerry has just phoned Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warning him not to “escalate the conflict” by increasing Moscow’s military support for the beleaguered Syrian regime. He told Lavrov that his government’s actions could “lead to greater loss of innocent life, increase refugee flows and risk confrontation with the anti-Isil coalition operating in Syria.” The Russians have sent an advance military team to Damascus of the sort that is normally deployed to prepare for the arrival of a much larger military force. They have also sent an air traffic control centre to a Syrian airbase. It does suggest that Moscow is getting ready to go in to save President Bashar alAssad’s regime. Russia has given Assad diplomatic support, financial aid and some weapons over the course of the four-year-old Syrian civil war, but it will take more than that to save him now: at least an air-

lift of heavy weapons, but maybe also direct Russian air support for Assad’s exhausted troops. They need it. Since the fanatical fighters of “Islamic State” (or Isil, as the US State Department calls it) captured Palmyra in central Syria in May, they have advanced steadily westward from their new base. They are now within 30 km of the M5, the key highway that links Damascus with the other parts of Syria that remain under government control. If Islamic State troops manage to cut the M5, it will be seen as a sign of the regime’s impending defeat. At that point, up to half the people who still live in government-controlled areas – around 17 million – may panic and start trying to get out of Syria. That would include the 5 million Syrians who belong to religious minorities (Christians, Alawites, Druze), but also the millions of Sunni Muslims who have served the Syrian government and its army. So let’s say 4 or 5 million more refugees pouring out across Syria’s borders, to join the 4 million who have already fled. What they left behind would be a Syria entirely controlled by the extremists. This is what the Russians see coming, and they may be willing to try to stop it. When asked on Friday if Moscow intended to

get involved directly in the Syrian fighting, Russian President Vladimir Putin would only say that the question was “premature”. Nobody, including the Russians, likes Assad’s regime, but it is the only alternative left to a jihadi victory. Most of the “moderate” antiregime rebels went home or fled abroad years ago, unable to match the jihadis in firepower, in money or in frightfulness. The notion that the US can now create a moderate “third force” able to defeat both the jihadis and the Assad regime is a shameful face-saving fantasy Moscow used diplomacy to save the Obama administration from itself two years ago, when Washington was getting ready to bomb Assad’s forces. The only way Russia can avert disaster this time, however, is to put its own air force into the fight – and maybe its own ground troops too. If it does, the key question will then be whether the United States lets Russia do the job that it is too fastidious to do itself, or whether it gives in to the clamour of its Turkish and Saudi allies – and they would be clamouring – to “stand up” to the Russian intervention. Since the United States doesn’t actually have a coherent strategy of its own, it’s impossible to predict how it will respond. For all Kerry’s bluster, they don’t know yet in Washington either. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Stubbs: Conservative plan is working Shannon Stubbs Federal Conservative Candidate for Lakeland

This past week, the Department of Finance reported Canada ran a $1.9 billion surplus for budget year 2014-15 – one year earlier than planned under our government. Our Conservative plan is working.

forward, and Canadians are beginning to understand just how important their vote is in this election. The Liberals and NDP are focused on reckless policies that will only lead to structural deficits, new programs and permanent increases in spending. Justin Trudeau has admitted him-

Federal Conservative Candidate with supporter Louise Dunning at the campaign office opening in Two Hills on Wednesday, Sept. 9. (Shayne Saskiw/Photo)

This was done while making record investments in infrastructure, reducing the GST, lowering the federal tax burden to the lowest in 50 years and increasing health transfers to the provinces. Under the leadership of Stephen Harper, we have saved billions by reducing red-tape, ensuring our public service is more efficient and effective, and by being disciplined with year-over-year spending. In this election, it is clear there is only one party for Canadians to choose with the proven leadership for a stronger economy. Our plan for job creation includes staying on track for budget surpluses, reducing taxes on individuals and businesses and protecting Canada from the global economic instability we have seen overseas. In fact, for the first quarter of this financial year, Canada is already running a $5 billion surplus. Compare our plan with the policies the other parties are putting

self he has no plans to balance the budget anytime soon. Taking a closer look at the Liberal party’s platform, Canada will be on track to run permanent $30 billion deficits after he repeals our Conservative government’s Balanced Budget Act. And how do both parties plan to pay for all their new spending? Through massive tax increases on families, businesses and by asking future generations to pay the tab through increased debt and putting the sustainability of core govern-

ment services at risk. We just need to look around the world to see these plans never work. Greece is stuck in the permanent cycle of bailouts from international banks and creditors. As a result, they have lost complete control of their country, their programs and their national sovereignty. It’s worth noting that the NDP have not only supported the efforts of economies like Greece to continue their path of permanent spending increases and borrowing, but demanded Canada participate in financing these international bail-out programs. Thankfully, our Conservative government has b een more focused on protecting Canadian jobs and programs here at home. By bringing Canada back to balanced budgets and surpluses, we have been able to increase child care benefit payments for families, expand investments into tax-free savings accounts, introduce income splitting for families and seniors, all while increasing investments into infrastructure, health care, seniors and veterans.

Under Justin Trudeau or the NDP, we will not only see many of these positive advances reversed, but the entire sustainability of our country’s future will be put at risk. Our Conservative party focus will remain strictly on growing the economy and protecting services for all Canadians. As your Conservative candidate, I give you my guarantee I will spend every day fighting for your interests and ensuring our government remains focused on a plan to protect jobs, keep life affordable for Canadians, and stick to a balancedbudget agenda.


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EggZotik ideas in local business

Murray Berlin, owner of EggZotik and Tracy, who manages the store, believe in helping local artists and children through their restaurant,ice-cream parlor and art gallery.They are located along Highway 16A. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

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Rosanne Fortier EggZotik (Home Made Food and Ice-Cream Parlor) is a cultured and community-oriented restaurant, ice-cream parlor and art gallery. Located along Highway 16A and 51 Street, the store opened in mid July of this year, but is closed until October 1 for renovations. Owner Murray Berlin believes in maintaining proper etiquette, being 100% wheelchair accessible and offers an enjoyable dining experience with good service and quality products. These include 34 f lavors of hard ice-cream, many frozen treats with vanilla and malt soft ice-cream, soups, wraps, donairs, breads, desserts and more at decent prices. “We had a lot of foot traffic this summer, particularly kids who love ice-cream. We plan to give some of our profits each year to a children’s charity in town,” Murray said. “Also, I love art. We showcase and sell artwork from local artists without taking any commission. The art pieces are rotated everyday so our customers will get to see new pieces of unique art.” Murray Berlin is originally from British Columbia and has lived in Alberta since 1995. He has resided in Vegreville for over five years. He spent most of the last three years overseas where he met Tracy in Manila and got married in February 2015. Tracy is the Manager and Verna runs the books for the business.

Murray is a multi-talented man who bought the 1905 building, one of the oldest in town, and rebuilt it into the charming restaurant it is today. Tracy brings 10 years of sales and store managing to the business. It was her dream to manage a store because it allows her to be more creative and meet the needs of customers. “Tracy commits 100% to this business. She devotes 16 hours a day for seven days a week to it. I suggested to have an ice-cream parlor and Tracy agreed that it would be a thriving business. We did research and found that Foothills Creamery was the creamiest icecream around because it is homemade. My Dad worked on a dairy farm when I was young and he use to deliver ice-cream,” Murray said. EggZotik will expand as they find a need and the businesses progresses. Lots of plans are possibly coming up which could include building a mini-village on their lot outside with an old church, schoolhouse and barn that they will rent out and people can sell home business or garage sale items on the cat walk outside and use the buildings to store their stuff so it doesn’t get wet or damaged. They want to have outdoor entertainment for the nicer weather and an inside venue for colder days. Their plans are to suit the needs and wants of their customers.

A Rotary rendezvous

Rotary club members Rick Rutter, Jane Hoffman, Renee Senko, Ann Waters, Rhonda Manz, Jocelyn Hryniw, Joe Hoffman, and Dee Palichuk posed for a photo on August 27 as they cleaned up Rotary Rendezvous Park in downtown Vegreville just in time for vEGGfest. Missing from the photo was Rotary club President Lois Byers. (Photo submitted)

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Teen Driver Safety

AHS Submitted Driving is a risky experience for all of us but it is most risky for teenagers in their first year of unsupervised driving. Car crashes are the leading cause of death among teens in Alberta. Not all risk is bad; risk is a necessary part of healthy teen development. It is important that teens take Smart Risks when driving. For more information on the smart risk approach visit: Encourage your teen to look first. This


means being prepared to drive, every time, by checking road conditions and mapping routes before they get into their car. It is also important to check tires, adjust seats and rear-view mirrors before driving. Remind your teen to buckle up, no matter how short the drive. It is the law. Teens can get trained by taking a driver’s education course from an unbiased expert who has years of experience teaching new drivers. Enforce with your teen that it is the law to drive sober. Set a rule against drinking and driving. Aside from encouraging your teen to take smart risks when driving, there are many things you can do to help keep your teen safe: Set a good example behind the wheel

by modeling the smart risk behaviours above. Always wear your seatbelt, never speed and be respectful of other drivers and pedestrians on the road. In addition to driver’s education, teach your teen how to drive under your supervision in low risk conditions before moving up to more risky situations. Stay informed about Alberta’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws and start a conversation with your teen about it. Using the Parent/ Teen Driving

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Vegreville minding own business Michael Simpson Editor A recent report released by the Vegreville Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Board (VEDTAB) offers new insight on the business community in Vegreville. The report was compiled and prepared by Economic Development Board Chair Adam Kozakiewicz and board member Don Harfield. The majority of businesses in the survey are corporations or incorporated entities. Most are retail and trade businesses. Over half of the businesses surveyed earn revenues greater than a

half million per year. Surveys conducted during Business Visitation Program of 2014 form the base of the report, which highlighted at from the sample size that 6 businesses will plan to close in the next five years as the owners retire. The majority of family owned businesses in town have succession plans in place. Kozakiewicz said the creation of an updateable list of businesses planning to sell or close would be an asset in the hands of local entrepreneurs or outside investors. As well, Kozakiewicz said he’d like to see







additional training for employees who would take over their employers’ business given the opportunity. “It’s a general trend when a business is headed towards closure that lead employees would want to take over the operation. Having the Rural Alberta Business Center (RABC) come in and do some training sessions on how to do that could be a modest budget item for council to consider in an upcoming budget as well as a permissive policy adjustment in favour of supporting more succession planning.” On the horizon, Kozakiewicz said the committee would like to drill deeper and find what barriers are for local business expansion. “Municipal barriers such as high taxation are within a council’s control, but there are other levels of provincial and federal red tape that can make it hard to grow a business,” Kozakiewicz said. “In the short term, MAX F. the Town has creFORD EMPLOYEE ated some incentives such as the Business Revitalization Program and the Multi-Unit

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Housing rental incentive to offer some value to new projects and renovations that increase the value of a business.” Kozakiewicz said the multi-unit rental incentive could help offset the 1 in 4 employees surveyed that commute in to Vegreville, primarily from the County of Minburn, because they were not able to locate adequate or affordable housing in town limits. Half of the businesses reached through the survey indicated they planned to expand, most within the next three years. With 327 businesses listed on the Town’s web directory, a total of 67 businesses were reached which represented 20 core sectors of the Canadian Economy, the survey indicated. Not surprising, the majority of businesses operating in Vegreville are small businesses (73 per cent have 10 employees or less) with 62 per cent of them having been in operation for more than 10 years. Hand in hand with the business surveys conducted by Economic Development, another federally co-funded study has recently wrapped up which hopes to identify opportunities for new business development that fits in with what currently exists in town, Economic Development Officer Maureen Easton said. “We hope with the results of the recently completed Foreign Direct Investment study, which is a federal government division that co-funds business development studies with municipalities on a half and half split, that gaps in the local community will be identified and some new companies can start up that will complement the markets that existing local businesses serve,” Easton said. “All of this work will help to grow our commercial and industrial tax base, which means when these studies help bring new business into town, we’re making progress on bringing taxes down in the future by sharing the load over a broader set of shoulders.”

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Royal Purple Provincial President Visits Myrnam Joe Machney The ladies of the Alberta Royal Purple Association of Myrnam came together on the evening of September 16 to welcome their provincial president, Esther Smith. Hailing from Red Deer she held a meeting at the Myrnam Royal Purple Lodge and talked about the various charities that the Royal Purple have contributed to. Catching up with her towards the end of the meeting I learnt that the association has donated over $60,000 to the Alberta’s Children’s Hospital Foundation in Calgary. Their contribution this year of $10,000 will be used for more cardio respiratory monitors for the hospital. Their aim is to have one monitor for every bed at the hospital. They have also been supporting the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. Their $10,000 donation this year will be directed to their operating room re-development which is

in the second phase of a 5-year critical care campaign. Compassion house in Edmonton, which is a safe house in Edmonton where women can stay when they are going for treatments after having breast cancer surgery, has received $10,000 this year, which will be used to produce communication materials to keep connected with former and potential residents of the house. The Royal Purple has donated $5,000 this year to help campers attend Camp Horizon at Bragg Creek summer camp. They have also been a big contributor to camp Kindle, having donated $6,000 this year, which was used to assist operations at the camp. They have donated to the Stanley hospital in Edmonton and three of the Ronald McDonald houses in Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer as well, said Smith. President Esther Smith informed me that a big part of what the Royal Purple does within their own communities is

working in the community to give back to the community. They spend a great deal of their efforts and time as an association spreading their “service to community” message. The Albert Royal Purple Association of generous and compassionate women is presently seeking new members who will uphold their theme “serve above self”.

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How do you create a healthy family? Karen Hitchcock Talk to any busy mom or dad and you know that raising a family can be a challenging undertaking. We usually develop our family structure based on how we were raised. It’s often referred to as our “normal” and the only thing we know. However, our “normal” may not always be healthy. What is a healthy family? Is it one where all of the children NEVER talk back or get angry? Is it where the mom and dad never fight? Is it where there is organized chaos? I ask myself these questions often. In my work with families, I often struggle with trying to guide families in learning new behaviours. Other than our own family, alternative examples often come

from television. Are these healthy families loved unconditionally. Within this family structure, the adults or are they a fabrication of someone’s imagination? I was interested in knowing PLAY with children and each other. They what the experts say about how to create take time from work and other commitments to celebrate birthdays, an environment where chilholidays, and do activities dren and adults are both together as a family. The famhappy and feel loved and ily may choose to play board important. These suggestions games, baseball, or go swimcome from professionals in the ming. Eating meals together is field as well as from families extremely significant and themselves. Here are just a brings the family together. few of them: This can be difficult when parFirst of all, families have a ents are running in a variety of strong commitment to each Karin Hitchcock, M. C., CCC Community Counsellor directions with busy children. other. They promote the famFamilies should plan for at ily as important. The relationship between the two adult partners takes least 4 sit down together meals a week precedence over the children because (minimum) and work towards creating children aren’t weekly rituals together. You may want to capable of carrying try something like going for family swim the emotional on a Sunday afternoon and then having a needs of adults. It BBQ. These are the small things that doesn’t mean that keep a family healthy. Secondly, communication is extremely one parent allows the other parent to important. Adults listen to children and be abusive; it just children listen to adults. A 5 year old can means that there have an opinion! No opinions are wrong, needs to be a com- no question is inappropriate; there is mitment to making safety in communicating. And communithe marriage cation is not using abusive language. If healthy and stable. you swear at your children, they will swear Children and at you (and probably at other adults too). adults alike know As parents, you can model how to talk that whatever hap- respectfully to each other, how to listen, pens, they will be how to stay calm, and how to value other people’s opinions. Talking together as a family is a great way to practice healthy communication skills. When you are considering your next family holiday, plan a family meeting and listen to each other’s ideas. It is ultimately the adult’s

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final decision (based on safety, finances, etc.), but allowing children to have a say is very powerful. A healthy family also provides the opportunity to practice coping strategies when things go wrong. Family members are able to work through difficulties together. This doesn’t mean that family members swoop in and rescue each other, but when there is a crisis, they turn to each other for support and guidance. Family members also offer encouragement and express affirmation to each other on a regular basis. They might say, “I admire you for that!” or “Your help is so important,” or “You mean so much to me.” By saying positive things to each other, family members develop a strong sense of self and create an environment where they feel respected for their individual differences. Family members are safe to try new things, to fail, to be wrong, and to have faults. Members can build trust by knowing that they are loved regardless of mistakes. This is often strongly connected to a strong sense of spiritual wellbeing. This doesn’t mean that all families have to go to church, but they are able to communicate and teach a strong moral foundation of respect, kindness and love. There are many other suggestions for building healthy families and there are a wide range of books available online or at your local bookstore. No family is perfect and parents often have to think on their feet as new situations arise. Don’t be afraid to connect with a community agency who can offer you some parenting advice. Perhaps this week, you can think about creating a healthy activity? You may want to have a family meeting and have everyone’s input, you can organize some fun activities, eat dinner together several times, spend one day doing something special, or share positive statements about each member in the family! Give it a try and see if you can practice healthy family behaviours! Karin Hitchcock, M. C., is currently the Community Counsellor at FCSS in Vegreville. She is a member of the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association. She is passionate about building healthy family behaviours.

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Heartland 101: Break it Down – Fractionation in Action Alberta Industrial Heartland Association Submitted Consider milk. While whole milk is useful, it provides maximum value when separated into its components. Further processing then produces fluid milk, butter, ice cream, cheese and more. The process of breaking down or separating to increase value is used every day in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland. Fractionation – or separating a mixture into different portions – is a common way to add value to natural gas resources. Natural Gas Aplenty With new discoveries of shale gas in Alberta and north eastern British Columbia, there is an abundant supply of natural gas. Not only is the natural gas readily available, it’s also at historically low prices. This has created a surge of new investments in natural gas fractionation. Companies add value to natural gas by separating or fractionating it into its components which can then be used in a number of different and more valuable ways.

Correction: In the September 16 issue of the News Advertiser Insider, a sibling’s name was accidentally omitted from the photo caption from the Newchuk Family Reunion Article. That sibling was the kind and gracious Phyllis Tarapacki, who, despite being the victim of an outrageous typographical error, still had it in her heart to supply our office with a delicious tiny jar of Borshch for the office to fight over. We thank you for your kindness Phyllis and offer our apologies. -MS

C What? Understanding how fractionation works starts at the natural gas well head. Natural gas is extracted from the ground as a combination of gases including methane (C1), ethane (C2), propane (C3), and butane (C4), where the number indicates how many carbon molecules in each compound. First, the methane and other materials such as sulphur are extracted. This leaves a mixture of ethane, propane, and butane known as natural gas liquids or NGLs. These liquids are then shipped via pipeline to companies with fractionators in the Heartland and elsewhere. Fractionation in Action In the fractionation process, the NGL mixture is separated into streams or fractions. Once separated, the

gases are used for further processing in Alberta or prepared for export. Within the Heartland, major fractionation expansions are underway at Pembina, Plains Midstream, and Keyera Energy. This will prepare for increased volumes of NGLs expected from shale gas. The resulting additional output of products such as ethane and propane may provide new opportunities for existing and new petrochemical operations in the region. All of these fractionation operations are an important part of the overall energy value chain and a major contributor to the local economy. For more information: or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



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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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FEED Highland Feeders is purchasing feed barley. Please call the office at 780-768-2466. Oats & wheat wanted. Any condition. Dry, wet or heated. On farm pickup. Immediate payment. 1866-349-2056 Hay and greenfeed for sale. Phone 780-7682426. Cell 780-208-2446

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GARAGE SALES HELP WANTED Large Garage Sale Continues. Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 5625 – 51 Street

GRAIN BINS Custom Bin Moving 14’ – 19’ Hoppers/Bins, with/ without floors. New and used bins for sale. Wayne (cell) 780-632-0455, (H) 780-658-2433 Two – 2250 bu. Butler bins w/new Westeel hoppers $5500 each. One – “Grain Max” 2000 bu. bin - $8500. Phone 780-367-2483

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Farm labourer wanted. Phone 780-208-2841 Village of Ryley - Public Works Lead Position - Full Time – Permanent. The Village of Ryley is looking for an energetic individual who is interested in working in our thriving community. We are looking for a self-motivated, team player to join our team. We offer a supportive workplace setting that promotes transparency, innovation and community building. Duties and Responsibilities: Operation of various equipment and vehicles. Maintain roads and lane ways. Perform a variety of safe and efficient manual labour related duties. Maintenance and distribution of sewage systems as required. Ability to work in all types of weather. Responsible for, and/or oversight of, maintenance and repair of village equipment, machinery and buildings. Must participate in basic safety training as required. Demonstrate good customer service skills. Qualifications: High school diploma. WHMIS & First aid certification would be an asset but not necessary. Valid class 5 Alberta driver’s license is required. Experience in operating equipment. Ability to work flexible hours and weekends. Provide a current drivers abstract. The ability to use hand tools and lift heavy objects. For initial consideration your resume must be received at the village office by October 2, 2015. If you are interested in joining our team please forward your resume to: Janet Winsnes, Village of Ryley, Box 230 Ryley, Alberta T0B 4A0. Phone: (780) 663-3653, Fax: (780) 663-3541, Email:



3 Bdrm Townhouse, $1090/ mo. available immediately. Call Dave at 780-632-0321 or 780-932-0041

House on Two Hills corner lot. Renovate for your perfect retirement retreat. Pleasant southern view. $39,500. Phone 780-456-4141 By Owner. 1 bdrm house for sale, 50x150 ft. lot. New furnace, new hot water tank. Sewage line upgraded. Moving. Must sell. $85,000. Phone Darcy 780-233-9732

2 bdrm mobile home. No pets. Phone 780-632-1551 Vegreville – 1 to 4 Bdrm homes, 2 to 4 appliances, N/S, N/P, References. PH: 780-658-2504 3 Bedroom Home on Acreage in Vegreville limits. $3000/mth. Call 780-632-1376 Small 2 bdrm house, large yard, $900/mo., $900 dd. Available September 15th. Phone 780-632-1145 New 3 bdrm duplex Vegreville. $685/mo. Call 780-603-0692. New developments. 4 Bdrm house Vegreville. Fenced lot. N/S, N/P, $1600/mo. D/D same. Phone 780-632-4487 Advertise your rental property here for as little as $7.95 per week! STOP RENTING! Option To Buy! Rent To Own. No Money Down! No Credit Check! Call Now 1-877-395-1291 Furnished 2 bdrm home main flr. North part of Veg. $850/mo + utilities. 780603-0833. No Smokers – No Pets. House For Rent Available Oct. 1 – 3 Bedroom, 1 ½ Bath, Basement Partly finished, 5 appliances, carport and garage. DD 1150. Rent 1150. Call 780-632-9835 For appointment to view. NO PETS. House for $850 + utilities. 2 Bedrooms. Phone 780-9084066, 780-275-0908. + Damage and Deposit; References Required. Double wide mobile home. Newly renovated, N/P. Available October 1. Phone 780-632-1551 3 Bdrm mobile home. N/P. Available October 1. Phone 780-632-1551 2 Bdrm house Mundare. $850/mo. Phone 780-6320321 Cozy 660 sq. ft., 2 bdrm house with garage. 35 miles East of Edmonton on Hwy. 16. $1200/month including power and gas. Phone 780463-3584 4 Bdrm house in Willingdon, N/S, N/P. Phone 587-2802775

HORSES Due to illness must sell 4 horses. Phone 780-3653797 or text 780-603-4905

HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB alert for seniors! Bathroom falls can be fatal. Safe Step Walk-In Tub, approved by Arthritis Foundation, therapeutic jets, less than 4” step-in, wide door, anti-slip floors, American made. Installation Included. Call 800-379-6390 for $750 off


For Sale: 1 year old free run brown laying hens, $2.00 each. Pick up October 3 & 10. Near Two Hills. Phone 780-603-9047


For Sale: New Holland 1033 Bale Wagon. $3500 obo. Phone 780-367-2510 For Sale: 2 – 750 MF Combines. Phone 780-6031330 For Sale 2014 Drive Over Wheatheart 13” Auger. Hyd drive. Ranfurly. Phone 780632-9899 750 Massey combine. 2045 hrs, shedded, field ready. Phone 780-658-2253

3 – 1984-1985 White 8920 combines w/direct drive or gear boxes for threshing. Shedded. Field ready. Very good condition. Phone 780-764-2152, 780-7180746 1988 18 ft. 722 CI Swather w/Schumaker wobble box and hitch for pulling swath roller. Shedded. Diesel motor. MacDon pick up reel. Excellent condition! Phone 780-764-2152, 780718-0746

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20 White and Ringneck doves, $25/pr. Phone 780365-3797 or text 780-6034905 AKC STANDARD Poodle puppies, males & females, blacks, browns, reds & apricots, parents genetically tested, good lines, great temperaments, vaccinations current, microchipped, 2-year health guarantee, accepting deposits now, shipping available. 509-582-6027 Kennwick For Sale: 1 – 5 month old pup & 1 – 2 yr. old male dog. Border Collie/Blue Heeler cross. Out of working stock. Phone 780-688-2265 AKC STANDARD Poodle puppies, males & females, blacks, browns, reds & apricots, parents genetically tested, good lines, great temperaments, vaccinations current, microchipped, 2-year health guarantee, accepting deposits now, shipping available. 509-582-6027

SHARED ACCOMODATIONS 2 spacious rooms for rent on acreage between Vegreville and Two Hills. If interested contact 587280-0721 Clean, quiet furnished room. Utilities included. Vegreville. $500/month. Phone 780-993-3819

TO GIVE AWAY 10 week old kitten. Male, black. Call 780-632-7820 Farm cats and kittens. Phone 780-632-6105, 780632-7397 Cabinet model Panasonic TV. Excellent Condition. Phone 780-632-3024


For Sale: 30’, PJ, 5th wheel flat deck trailer with 3 – 5’ foldup ramps, 2 – 10,000 lb dual axels, tool box, spare tire, very good condition. $10,700 obo. Phone 780-632-9862

TRUCKS 1993 Chev 4x4 Ext Cab. For parts. $650. 780-922-5999


2002 GMC 4x4 HD ¾ ton Service Truck 340k $3500 780-922-5999 1985 F350 Dually. Extra long flat deck, $1600. 780-922-5999 1997 Ford 7.3 Diesel, 4 x 4, missing transmission. Nice deck, $2800. 780922-5999 2000 Dodge Dakota V8 4x4 Farm Truck. $1,600. 780-922-5999. 2006 Honda Pilot 6 passenger SUV. Loaded. $5750. 780-994-3005


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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

It was never a question of setting the bar high or low, just about setting the bar in the right place at the right time. The Vegreville Kinsmen came out to place and tie the rebar for their outdoor arena during a few evenings in mid-September. The rebar was supplied by Vantage builders as part of their substantial contribution to

the project. In behind the arena, construction on the Kinette playground had begun at the time the photograph was taken,

replacing an outdated playground at the 47 Street location slated for removal earlier this year. (Photo supplied)



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HORON, Wayne Six years have passed, our hearts still sore As time rolls on, we miss you more. In loving memory of our dear son, brother, and uncle, Wayne, who passed away September 18, 2009. This month comes with deep regret, It brings back a day we will not forget. You passed away without a goodbye But the memory of you will never die. We miss you more than anyone knows, We think of you always, Wayne, We talk about you still. You have never been forgotten, And you never will. We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain, To walk and guide us through our lives Until we meet again. God has you in His keeping, Wayne, We have you in our hearts! Memory Eternal!! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Your loving family, Mom Bettie, Craig, Barry, Colleen, Ceanne and Melanie

DUMONT, Nellie (Nee Richards) 1920 - 2015 Nellie passed away at Capital Care Dickensfield on Saturday, September 19, 2015. She is survived by her daughters, Bev (Mike) Semeniuk and Teri (Jeff) Muiselaar and son-in-law David Goshko; grandchildren, Gord (Shelly), Greg (Jill), Michelle, Nicki (Cam), Shane, Lisa (Jonathan), Trisha (Michelle) and Kristy (Carl), great-grandchildren; Kim, Dillon, Austin, Cole, Kate, Claire, Kyle, Mackenzie, Mason, Jayme, Jack, Silas, Parker, Maddox, Katie, C.J., Michael and Charlotte, great great-granddaughter Khloe, and her sister Flossie as well as numerous nieces, nephews and family. Nellie was predeceased by her husband Charlie, daughter Patt, sister Betty, parents Silas and Bessie Richards. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm at St. Martin of Tours Parish, 5437 - 43 Street, Vegreville, Alberta. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Dickensfield for the outstanding care given to Mom. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Capital Care Dickensfield. EVERGREEN FUNERAL CHAPEL & RECEPTION CENTRE, CEMETERY & CREMATION CENTRE 780-472-9019

William Robert Buckland (Bill) June 28, 1925 - September 20, 2015 It is with heavy hearts that the family of William Robert Buckland announce his passing after a brave battle with Leukemia, on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the age of 90. Born in Heisler, Bill met and eventually married his wife Verna after returning from the war. They chose to raise their three children in Vegreville where he has resided for more than 60 years. He was the longest serving member of the Vegreville Legion. Bill opened and ran a successful meat processing shop for over twenty years before moving on to work at Gainers in Edmonton until his retirement. Bill is survived by his loving family; wife of 62 years, Verna; daughter Connie (Kerry); son Jack (Judy); granddaughters Nicole (Rick) and Candice; grandson Tim (Savanna) and three great-grandchildren Darren, Steven and Kendra. He is also survived by sisters Gwen, Judy (Larry) and sister in law Lil, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Bill is predeceased by son Craig, sisters Peggy (Ernie) and Joyce (Gordon), brothers Ted (Irene) and Ernie; parents John and Stella. Please join us as we celebrate the life of Bill Buckland. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Vegreville United Church at 5126-48 Avenue, Vegreville, AB. with Reverend Carolyn Woodall officiating. Inurnment to follow in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 39 or the Alberta Cancer Foundation. To send condolences visit Autumn Rose Funeral Home Ltd.,Vegreville,780-603-5800

BOONE, Rita Elizabeth (Liz) June 26, 1952 – September 25, 2005 Thinking of sunrises we shared together And of sunsets and bad weather. We carried on, smiling, whatever Thinking of your lovin’ And what you meant to me. Just know your light is still shinin’ In my heart you’ll always be. Miss you Liz. Tim FARYNA, Russel J. In loving memory of my dear husband who passed away September 23, 2007. I lost my life’s companion. A life linked with my own. And day by day I miss him more. As I walk through life alone. Forever loved and remembered. Miss you so much. Zenovia


WEEDEN, Ronald Roy On September 16, 2015 Mr. Ronald Weeden of Vegreville passed away at the age of 73 years. Ronald is survived by daughter, Sheila Moen; grandchildren, Ashley Moen (Garrett Sugg) and Alicia Chagnon; great-grandchildren, Logan Chagnon, Isabelle Moen, and Dayton Sugg. Predeceased by his parents. Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society. To send condolences, visit www.parkmemorial. com PARK MEMORIAL LTD. VEGREVILLE 780-632-2000 FAMILY OWNED FUNERAL HOME

“Mike’s pride and joy was as a skilled school bus driver for 52 years” SYDORA, Mike November 15, 1931 – September 11, 2015 On Friday, September 11, 2015, Mike Sydora of Vegreville, Alberta passed away at the age of 84 years due to a long term illness. Mike will be sadly missed by his wife Rita Sydora his children; six grandchildren; one great grandson. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Mike’s life will be announced at a later date. 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

SEMENIUK, Eva On September 21, 2015 Mrs. Eva Semeniuk of Two Hills passed away at the age of 89 years. Eva is survived by one son, Ihor (Simone); daughter-in-law, Diane (Frank) Skinner; five grandchildren; ten greatgrandchildren; also numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Predeceased by her husband, Tedor; son, Roman; one sister; and six brothers. Divine Liturgy Friday, September 25, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Volodymyr & Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church, Two Hills. Reverend Don Bodnar officiating with interment in Two Hills Cemetery. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation. To send condolences, visit PARK MEMORIAL LTD. VEGREVILLE 780-632-2000 FAMILY OWNED FUNERAL HOME



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Weathering stress Rosanne Fortier Children pick up on their parents being stressed because 80% of our communication is non-verbal. So, if parents learn to deal with stress, they help their children’s lives. Parent Link Centre and M.O.D.E.L Project presented Coping with Stress on September 16 at Parent Link Centre which is part of the Community Education Series. The session consisted of professional and participants’ brainstorming and information from Positive Parenting. Too much stress in children can affect their ability to get along with others, interferes with their ability to focus and think and has a real effect on children’s physical, emotional and mental health. Sometimes children appear to be misbehaving when it is really stress reactions, rather than intentional misbehavior or poor cognitive ability. Heather Frayne, Success Coach for M.O.D.E.L Project said that stress is a natural response to a threat or challenge. “Stress is a motivator that we need or we would be bored. We need a window of tolerance. It’s about keeping a balance of what works for you.” Frayne explained. “If we experience stress all the time, we go into fight or flight mode and you don’t have access to the part of your brain where creative solutions come from and the ability to do problem-solving.” People can carry feelings of stress in their stomach. They can have tense or stiff muscles and headaches. Other signs are

canker sores, irritability or anger, disturbed sleep, tiredness, problems concentrating, rashes or pimples, repeated infections or viruses. “Sometimes coping with stress is dealing with our nervous system; being able to calm ourselves and selfsoothe.” Frayne mentioned. The strategies for coping included visiting a relative, going to a resort, journaling, swimming, sleeping, talking to your sigCoping with Stress was one session in an education series offered by M.O.D.E.L Project and Parent Link Centre. This session was nificant other, a valuable reminder to parents that children also have stress that they need to cope with. (Left to right) Heather Frayne, Success spending time Coach for M.O.D.E.L Project and Josephine Galandy, Supervisor for Parent Link Centre. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo) alone, meditation ing with stress. Think about helpful ter. Develop a coping plan. Seek help in and watching television. changes you can make to your lifestyle. your community. Parent Link Centre pro“Another strategy is to have a support Try to notice tension early. Find a relax- vides resources, programs and tools for network. It is a sign of strength to reach ation technique that suits you and use it. parents and children to help them with out to someone or a counselor.” Frayne It’s important to recognize unhelpful their lives. FCSS, mental health, M.O.D.E.L said. “In times of extreme stress, it’s really thoughts and replace them with coping Project, expressive art therapy and other important to do self-care. This way we are statements. These could be [self affirma- services are available. It’s about finding modeling to our kids, how to be able to tions like] ‘I can do this,’ ‘I got through the one that suits your needs,” Frayne take care of ourselves, what stress looks concluded. this before,’ ‘Stay calm,’ ‘Just relax.’ like and how to talk about our feelings.” For more information go to: www.kid“Ask your children what will help them Josephine Galandy, Supervisor for Parent and how they can make the situation bet- Link Centre noted the key steps for cop-

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Michael Simpson Editor It was only a few years ago that data released by the provincial government indicated Vegreville’s rental housing was at a meager 1.4 per cent availability rate. While a cool down in the provincial economy may have eased the pressure on housing markets and expansion, rental housing affordability continues to be an issue that affects Vegreville. Some up and coming developments might take a bit out of that, Anne Waters, owner of Royal Lepage Homewise Realty, said. Along 47 street and 60 Ave, two new living units in a duplex will be on the market by mid-October, with another 6 proposed in the same area within 12 months, a project spearheaded by Savic & Savic, a developer operating in the region, Waters explained. Also recently approved is a 4-storey adult living condominium building. A Span West project, Waters said partner Joe Remai took time to personally contact neighbours of the development to ensure their concerns had been heard and addressed. The building, Kalyna Park Terrace, will be built on 49 Avenue and 47 Street, feature an enclosed ground floor parkade, elevator and concrete construction for soundproof living. A total of 22 units will become available. “As soon as 10 units are sold, shovels will be in the ground,” Waters said. An open house for the new development is being held on October 8 at 7 p.m. inside the Seniors Sunshine Club. Floor plans will be available and the developers will be present to meet residents. Individual inquiries about that project can be directed to Anne Waters before and after the open house event on the 8th. A sister-building has been previously completed in St. Paul, which Waters said she’s open to taking group shuttle tours out to for viewing.


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Expanded housing options coming soon

A look at what the completed Kalyna Park Terrace adult-living condominiums should look like, as per this completed unit developed by Span West in St. Paul. In Vegreville, construction is set to begin on a project along 49 Ave and 47 St. when pre-sales reach a certain level, says Anne Waters, owner/broker for Royal Lepage Homewise Realty. (Photo supplied)

The two projects reach out to different groups, as duplexes are often an affordable option for new families looking for their first home, while adult living properties have a way of migrating populations out of established homes, opening up new options for existing renters who’ve been saving for a starter home as well. The rotation of inventory is a stan-

dard activity in every community. Lastly, residents may have noticed the recent removal of the Tropical Fish and Pet store in downtown Vegreville during the month of August. A development permit has been issued for that property, owned by Mega Industry, an Edmontonbased developer, who plans to build a 3 storey unit with 4 residential loft-style

condominiums above, and ground-floor commercial retail space below. Realtor Krystal Hook said the new development is a good sign of things to come, despite a slower economy in the province. “Projects like this will have a revitalizing effect on the downtown core,” Hook said.


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Terry Fox runners go the distance

(In front) (right to left) Tara Kuzio, Councilor with Division five for the County of Minburn and Myron Hayduk, Mayor of Vegreville, participate in the warm-up exercises and dance moves which were led by Kinette Sheryl Jamison. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Citizens from infants to over 70 took advantage of getting together with family and friends to walk, run or cycle for the 35th Annual Terry Fox Run on September 20 which started at Vegreville Aquatic and Fitness Centre.This run generated over $4,700 for the Terry Fox Foundation. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Rosanne Fortier The Terry Fox Run makes people’s lives easier to manage. Through the foundation Terry Fox created years ago, 84 cents of every dollar that is raised goes to cancer research. The Foundation mission is to fund innovative cancer research and this volunteer-led organization has generated over $650 million worldwide. The Town of Vegreville has raised over $169,000 since 1983 for the Terry Fox Run. People of all ages took advantage of getting together with family and friends to walk, run or cycle for the 35th Annual Terry Fox Run on September 20 which started at Vegreville Aquatic and Fitness Centre. This run generated over $4,700 for the Terry Fox Foundation. The 5 km run was organized by the Kinette Club of Vegreville. Runners could take a 10 km run if they desired to. Tara Kuzio, Councilor with Division five for the County of Minburn and Myron Hayduk, Mayor of Vegreville, kicked off the run. “Terry Fox is an athlete, humanitarian, and true Canadian hero. It’s truly wonderful to see that we continue to support his dream and legacy and let’s keep his dream going by doing this walk every year.”

Kuzio said. “On behalf of Town Council, Administration and the citizens of Vegreville, I would like to commend you all for participating in this great event that Terry Fox started.” Hayduk said. “This is something that is dear to me because it’s been 11 years since I was diagnosed with cancer and the support that my family and I got was very dear to me. I am proof that cancer can be beat because when you’re given less than one percent chance to survive, it is people like you who participate in these programs, faith in God and the power of prayers that make all the difference. Thank you all again for helping out because you never know when cancer is going to touch you.” Following this, Sheryl Jamison facilitated warm-up exercises and dance moves. “The 35th Annual Terry Fox Run went really well. It was a good day for running because the weather wasn’t too hot or too cold. The rain held off for the runners and everyone said the routes were well marked; they avoided heavy traffic areas.” Danielle Hanson, Kinette member and one of the organizers said. “Quite a few people took the ten km run and some even did the 15 km run.”


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SEPTEMBER 23, 2015

RCL Branch #39 presents cheques and long-term service pins

(right to left) Kathy Dmytriw, Awards Chair for Legion Branch #39 presents the Past Officer and Executive Committee Bar Award to Myron Hayduk who accepts it on behalf of Jill Hayduk. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Rosanne Fortier The Decoration Day Service was a time to express gratitude to veterans who contributed to society after coming back from the war. It was fitting for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #39 to have an award presentation after this service to recognize members who continue to dedicate their lives to honoring veterans and helping their community through their service to the legion. The afternoon commenced with a cheque presentation of $5,000 to STARS from the Vegreville Legion Branch #39 and Vegreville, Mundare, Willingdon and Andrew’s Poppy Drives. Following this, the Legion presented a $2,500 cheque to Mundare’s 341 Air Cadet Squadron. Moving forward was the awarding of medals and long-term service pins. “The Branch Service Medal was credited about six to eight years ago to recognize contributions by members who don’t hold elected office. Comrade Giffin is a long-time member of Branch #39 where he has held many offices including President and Service Officer. Since his

retirement from a Service Officer, he has continued to provide valuable assistance to the incumbent.” Kathy Dmytriw, Awards Chair for RCL Branch #39 said. “He is readily available to drive veterans and widows to medical appointments both in town and locations like Edmonton. He also drives other members to appointments as requested. He assists with all of Legion Services and events and goes to veteran’s funerals. For these good reasons, Comrade Earl Giffin has been nominated for the Branch Service Medal.” “Comrade Joyce Stewart has served in many offices, including President. Since retiring from elected office, she has continued to serve the branch in a variety of ways. She came up with the idea of the meat draw at steak fry. She has organized and assisted at many events.” Dmytriw said. “Her most valuable service to date has been the assistance provided to her husband who is currently the Branch Service Officer. Comrade Joyce has a long history of interest and involvement in the RCL and has many times attended district rallies and conventions; frequently observing some or all of the costs. For these

Maureen Henkel, Development Officer of STARS holds the $5,000 cheque that Terry Kuzyk, 2nd VicePresident of Legion Branch #39 presented to her. This money was generated from Vegreville’s Legion’s Poppy Drive and the communities of Vegreville, Mundare, Willingdon and Andrew’s Poppy Drives. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

good reasons, Comrade Joyce Stewart has been nominated for the Branch Service Medal.” Jill Hayduk was the recipient of the Past Officer and Executive Committee Bar Award. Recipients of five years service pins were Bonnie Allen, Leo Babyn, George Barclay, Brittany Benoit, Louette Berry, Diane Fausak, Arcadia Kitz, Darrell Lakusta, Lillian Lanigan, Tony Lizotte, Mark MacQuin, Neil McKellar, Eugene O’Shea, Bessie Pawliuk, Lauren RennieKoch, Heather Short, Lindsay Stefanishion, Shelly Stefaniuk, Janus Stefaniuk, Frank Thorne, Wesley Ursuliak, Gisele Weir, Larry Zazulak. 10-year service pins were awarded to Dennis Anderson, Tim Anderson, Christine Cartier, Bill Farion, Jill Hayduk, Andrew Herbert, Dawn Hoggins, Dave Kelly, Orest Lazarowich, Francina Lazarowich, Darlene Lazowski, Luc Lizotte, Edward Loiselle, Angela Mayer, Ryan McCallum, Donna McCrimmon, Trifon Newchuk, Cindy Oslund-Herbert, Angela Phillips, Daryl Phillips, Richard Piat, Roland Robert, Len Sakaluk, James Salsbury, Rachel St. Martin, Julia Welch, Ray Welsh, Wayne Wessel. 15-year service pins were awarded to

John Abel, Delwyn Allen, Keltey Buchko, Tim Chmilar, Betty Dawson, Shelia Eberhardt, Susan Essery, Ken Flanagan, Cheryl Gottert, Donald Havens, Leah Henderson, Eugene Hunka, David Hutchison, Robert Kostash, Walter Krill, Morgana Larsen, Elsie Mudryk, Orest Pysklywyc, Damian Radcliffe, Caroline Romaniuk, Graham Shell, John Tillapaugh. 20-year service pins were awarded to Daniel Boyko, Brad Coons, Laurie Giffin, Cheryl Harris, Rhonda Hayduk, Dene Jamison, Beverly McCarty, Willem Papanhuyzen, Marie Radcliffe, Nellie Schoettler, Janet Scholte, Sid Smith, Paul Wilde. 25-year service pins were awarded to Margaret Allen, Dianne Blair, David Giffin, Sherri Henderson, Edna King, Morris Manz, Darlene Mayes, Carol Mock, Gregory Rees, Louise Rennie, Olive Rosko, Donna Ziegler. 30-year service pins were awarded to Elia Bendera, Dale Benoit, Gordon Drysdale, Graham Giffin, Sharon Miskiw, Brenda Rennie-Koch, Dale Warawa. 35-year service pins were awarded to Kevin Learning, Marie Papenhuyzen, Heather Paziuk, Dave Soldan. 40-year service pins were awarded to Valentine Burant, Ron Horon, G. Lamoureux, Willian Rusu, William Smolak, William Smook, Ralph Soldan, Donald Wade. A 50-year service pin was awarded to Arie Wolfert.

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(right to left) Susan Essey, Executive for Legion Branch #39 presents a Branch Service Medal to Joyce Stewart for her many years of dedicated service to the legion. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo) (left to right) Terry Kuzyk, 2nd Vice-President of Legion Branch #39 presents a $2500 cheque to WO2 Simonot for the Mundare Air Cadets Squadron. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

(left to right) Susan Essery, Executive for Legion Branch #39 presents a 20-year service pin to Rhonda Hayduk. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)


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Game review: Mad Max

Duncan Korpan-Wood For video game aficionados, summer is “the drought”. There are very few releases as publishers save new stuff for holiday season.

Out of the ordinary, gamers were treated to Mad Max, which is a game based on a movie series. Surprisingly this game is not a movie tie in to Fury Road. It references characters, specifically Immortan Joe but

otherwise it shares only the name and universe. The game, suitable for ages 17 and up, starts off with an amazing cinematic scene that is reminiscent of the most recent film. You watch the main bad guy die in the first five minutes, as he takes a chainsaw to the skull. The game then dumps you in an area without any equipment, and tells you to survive. At times the game holds your hand for far too long with encumbering tutorials while at others it leaves you wanting some direction to speed things up. The all-or-nothingness of this can be frustrating to players. Car combat is integral to this game and to the entire Mad Max name as a whole. Without it the game could be called Mad Max: Driving Miss Daisy Crazy. It just would not be true to the universe which means that it’s a welcome relief that carbased combat feels good. It feels heavy with the right amount of tension and danger, the cars have an actual weight to them

SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 that translates through the controller and gives a sense of realism. I write this as I drive a pink car covered in rusty metal spikes, with flamethrowers mounted on the sides truly ridiculous tires. The Magnum Opus, built by your character in the early stages of the game, is the only car that you can upgrade but it is far from the only car you can drive. Any car the enemy is driving you can drive. How you might ask? Well simple, harpoon off his door, and blast him with a shotgun. Or take out a tire with a well aimed shotgun blast, of simply run him off the road while roasting him with side mounted flame throwers. Combat outside the car is a direct clone from the Batman Arkham series of games. Except instead of flying around the screen doing ridiculous combos Max is much more grounded. He can’t zip around the screen yelling “I am the night!” In fact when surrounded its recommended you even the odds with a shotgun blast. The sense of realism that is in this game is strong. Every punch has real weight behind it, no movement is wasted and each punch has an arc that could cost you if not timed right. To translate this even further your car requires gas (“guzzolene”). This is a resource that can be abundant when you don’t need it and really scarce when you do. The same goes for water, which is also a resource you need to survive. You wander the wasteland searching for these resources cursing whatever developer decided this area was a good collection site for water. Speaking of collecting things, that is also a huge aspect of Mad Max. Scrounging for parts and scrap to upgrade your car, your stronghold and Max himself. At times the game becomes a bit of a collect-a-thon, which is perfect for anyone with OCD or is in fact a vampire because you can spend hours in the basemen scouring the “desert” for parts. As a time-saver, the game offers shortcuts in the form of Stronghold upgrades that allow you to collect scrap. The combat and driving are so visceral and entertaining that it makes up for the games shortfall, a rampant lack of plot. In fact you could say that is the plot. You won’t better yourself playing it, but you’ll enjoy the ride.

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A healthy connection Rosanne Fortier “You can eat a ton of blueberries for anti-oxidants or you can put your bare feet on the ground and it does the same job.” said Elizabeth Stefanska, a physical therapist who will be the guest speaker at Vegreville Garden Club meeting on September 28 at 7 p.m. at Vegreville Seniors Sunshine Club Centre. “I believe the connections have been lost between human beings and the earth. Especially since the 60’s, we have plastic soles on our shoes. When we had leather at the bottom of our shoes, we were still connecting with earth because leather is a natural material and conducts energy to the earth. Native people usually walk bare footed. Their mothers tell them to take off their shoes or they will get sick. If you walk on the ground barefoot, it gives off anti-oxidants. “Our climate in Canada makes it a challenge to do this. So, the rate of inflammatory diseases is increases. Diabetics, cardiovascular disease and MS have inflammatory components in them.” “The speech I will be doing about our health and connection to the earth is so relevant to the ladies who are gardening because a lot of them

are probably wearing rubber-sole shoes for gardening. It would be much healthier for them to go barefoot and put their bare hands in the dirt. “Gardening is the best hobby because by growing fresh vegetables and connecting with the earth, you are doing the things that are best for your health. This is what sustained our ancestors and civilization for so many years. It wasn’t electronics that got us to this place. “One theory why people who live in cities have allergies and farmers don’t is because city folks never touch micro organisms in the soil. Now when I go in the garden, I take off my gloves and shoes. “At the session, I will speak about the physiology behind reduced inflammation that happens when we connect with earth. I will describe how cheaply you can do it yourself when it’s warm outside and how cost effective it is if you have to purchase anything.” Stefanska hopes that anyone who is considering taking Tylenol will be able to drop their pain and inflammatory medication and tell others about a natural method of healing she will discuss at her presentation.

Elizabeth Stefanska is a physical therapist who plans to speak on the lost connection between humans and the earth, and how that bond is essential to our health. Stefanska will speak at the Vegreville Garden Club’s meeting at Vegreville Seniors Sunshine Club on September 28, but the meeting is open to non-members to come and enjoy. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)


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SEPTEMBER 23, 2015

Provincial floor curling champions!

(left to right) Enil Schiller presents plaques to second place winners-Skip-Gloria Mazurkewich, ThirdKen Rankin, Second-Ett Cameron, Lead- Bill Mazurkewich. (left to right) Alberta Floor Curling Director and tournament President Enil Schiller presents a trophy and plaques to first place winners of the Provincial Floor Curling Tournament at Vegreville Seniors Sunshine Club on September 10, 11 and 12. – Skip-Jim Normey, Third-Rosalie Normey, Rita Kowalow, Ollie Marusiak. (Rosanne Fortier/Photos)

Marrien Chudyk, Director for Area 7 presents plaques to fourth place winners-Skip-Stan Androschuk, Third-Dianne Androschuk, Second-Louise Libicn, Lead-Richard Masikewich. Marrien Chudyk, Director for Area 7 presents plaques to third place winners-Skip-Dick Hopkins, ThirdShirley Hopkins, Second-Nellie Larotiuk, Lead-Marilyn Kurash.

Marrien Chudyk, Director for Area 7 of the Alberta Floor Curling Association presents a plaque to Nick Chapko, President of Vegreville Seniors Sunshine Club and Nick Labatiuk, member of Alberta Floor Curling Association for the fantastic job the organization did to make the Provincial Floor Curling Tournament on September 10, 11 and 12 into the success it was.

Tastes like literacy to me

The children’s programs at Vegreville Centennial Library embrace all aspects of learning for children. These sessions are also the entrance towards a love of reading. On September 1,Vegreville Centennial Library hosted a hot-dog sale at Vegreville Co-op to raise funds to continue to provide these valuable programs for free to everyone.The library wants to express their gratitude to Vegreville Co-op for the large donation of hot-dog and pop.(Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

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Alberta Health Services ALBERTA HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAM has a variety of workshops available in the Vegreville area! Weight Wise, Craving Change, Diabetes the Basics and Better Choices, Better Health. Call 1-877-314-6997 for more information and to register. All classes will take place at the Vegreville Community Health Centre (5318-50 Street)

contact Jody Nicholson at 780-632-2418.

Vegreville Food Bank Is located in the Maple Street Worship Centre at 4615 Maple Street and is open Tuesday & Friday year-round from 10am – noon. Phone 780-632-6002 or email:

12 Step RECOVERY AT ROCK GROUP meets every Tuesday at 7pm in the upper room at 5014 – 50 St, Vegreville, AB. For info call 780-632-2933.

Vegreville Rotary Peace Park Bookings please call John Sawiak 780-632-3208 Girl Guides of Canada SPARKS – Kindergarten & Grade 1 to be determined. BROWNIES – Grades 2 & 3 meet every Wednesday from 6:00-7:30pm GUIDES – Grades 4 to 6 meet Thursday from 6:308:00pm PATHFINDERS – Grades 7 to 9 meet every Wednesday from 7:15-8:45pm. All groups meet at St. John Lutheran Church, 4513 Maple Street, Vegreville. For more information call Pamela 780-632-7147 Oil Wives Club of Vegreville. A smile. A handclasp. A world of welcome. Are the links in our chain of friendship. This we believe. Our Association has been around or over 60 years. We are here for any woman whose partner (or she herself) is involved with in any way in the Oil & Gas Industry. We meet once a month to foster friendship. Please call Ellen @ 780-632-4922 or Shirley @ 780-632-3283 for more information. Basilian Fathers Museum (Mundare). Please visit the Basilian Fathers Museum (Mundare) this summer to see its latest exhibit, “Peter Lipinski: Large and Small Canvases,” along with an ongoing display devoted to Bp. Budka in Canada. The museum is open MondayFriday, 10am-4pm and weekends, July and August, 1-5pm. Vegreville Regional Museum. Located on the site of the internationally renowned solonetzic soils research station of Agriculture Canada (1956-1995), the Museum tells the stories of community life and development chronicling how Vegreville’s unique social fabric has contributed to the harmony of community life since the 1890’s. The Rt. Hon. Donald F. Mazankowski, P.C. Collection: 25 years of distinguished public service of the former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. Home of the Vegreville & District Sports Hall of Fame. Open Year Round. May-Sept Tues-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 1-5. Oct-April phone for current hours. 1 km east of Vegreville on Hwy 16A. (780)632-7650 Historical Village and Pioneer Museum at Shandro. Located on Highway 857, midway between highway 45 and 28 north of Willingdon. A proud partner of the Kalyna Country Ecomuseum, this open air museum features 14 major buildings and artifacts from 1900 – 1930. Hours: Canada Day weekend to Labour Day weekend Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission by donation, For more information call (780) 603-1198 HEADS UP for AA Meets at Vegreville Hospital every Monday at 8:00 PM 3rd floor. Alanon New Beginning Meeting Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Call 780-275-0054 for location. Rotary Club of Vegreville meets for lunch meetings every Monday at 12pm at VALID 4843-49 St., Vegreville. For more information

Every Monday 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Join us in the Mundare Drop-In Centre “Walk-Along” fitness program. Literature available to help you with your personal program. Walk at the Drop- in Centre, and also, weather permitting, we will walk in Ukainia Park. Everyone Welcome!!

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Weighin 4:45pm. Meeting 5:30pm at St. John Lutheran Church, 4513 Maple St., Vegreville. 780-632-7433 or 780-658-2670. Every Wednesday Trapshooting Outdoor Range 7:00pm. Contact Geoff 780-6321432 341 MUNDARE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS FREE to join. Join Air Cadets for adventure that will take you from the ground up! Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:00pm through the school year. Youth 12-18 years welcome. Call 341 Squadron at 780-7642341. Visit us at or www. Friday Prayers: Weekly Jumaat prayer in Two Hills. If interested, please contact Deen 780-603-6090 or Waseem 780-603-8443 Friday Prayers: Weekly Jumaat prayer in Vegreville. If interested, please contact Hesham 780-603-6245 / 780-632-2721 or Azeem 780-885-2627 LOAVES & FISHES Lunch starting Friday September 10 – 11:30am-1:00pm every Friday except stat holidays. Good Food. Bring old friends. Make new friends. All are welcome. 4615 Maple St. (60 St.), VPC Church. No charge. How Disciples live Bible study and workshops. We meet every Friday night at The Rock 5014-50 St. at 7pm. Call for info 780-632-2933 or Bible Study at 10 am at the Vegreville Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5258 – 46 Ave. Everyone Welcome. 12 Step RECOVERY AT ROCK GROUP meets every Saturday at 7pm in the upper room at 5014-50 Street Vegreville, AB. For info call 780-632-2933. www.therockmc. com Royal Purple Lodge #125 meets first Monday of every month, except July & August at Elks Hall. Contact HRL Joyce Porayko 780-6323830 or Secretary Leah Henderson 780632-6565. Vegreville Iron Runners Auto Club at 7:30 p.m. at Vegreville Regional Museum. Call 780-632-7729 or 780-632-3495 Nonviolence Study Group for anyone wanting to learn more about the principals of nonviolence and how to apply them in today’s world. If you are passionate about making a difference, or just curious to learn more, please join us from 7-8 pm. Call Kim at 780-658-2550 for location details. Vegreville Elks Lodge #143 meets first Thursday every month except July and August. Meetings are held in the Elks Hall at 7:30 pm. Contact Robert Bennett 780-6324717. Vegreville Wildlife Federation (Alberta, Fish

& Game Association) Please check website Email: vegrevillewildlife@gmail. com “Women’s Book Club” meets first Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the Vegreville Centennial Library THE RED HAT ROSES, a chapter of the Red Hat Society, an international social group for mature women, meet for fun and friendship at Leonel’s Place at 1:30pm the second Monday of every month. See www. 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 Vegreville Lions Club meets at Sunshine Senior Centre – 4630 - 49 Street. Meeting 7 p.m. 2ND and 4TH Tuesday except July and August. Kinsmen Club of Vegreville holds meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course. Call Mike Webb at 780-632-2666 days THE ALBERTA DRAFT HORSE CLUB meetings every 2nd Saturday of every 2nd month. 780-764-2099 Vegreville Hospitals Auxiliary Society meets third Wednesday of every month, except July and August. Meetings held in EXECUTIVE MEETING ROOM (St. Joseph’s Hospital) at 7:00 p.m. Call 780-632-6323 Royal Canadian Legion Vegreville Branch #39 General Meeting every 3rd Wednesday of September, November, February and June at 7:00pm. All members welcome to attend. The Red Hot Red Hats meet the second and fourth Friday of each month at 1:30 pm. See Contact Millie 780632-2148

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632-2261 for more information UCWLC Meetings to be held every third Thursday of each month at Holy Trinity Church Hall at 7 p.m. in Vegreville. Veg-Al Drug Society an Alberta Health Services, community funded agency - Room #217 Provincial Bldg., Vegreville, AB. Out patient counselling services for alcohol & other drug addictions and problem gambling. Office Hrs. – Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Phone 632-6617. The Crisis Association of Vegreville operates a HELPLINE for those who are having difficulties in their lives and need assistance. It is a toll-free, confidential service available to those in the 632-exchange. Phone 6327070. The Kinette Club of Vegreville meets every 3nd Wednesday of the month. Joining the Kinette Club is a great way to meet new friends and to get in the community. For more information, please call 632-2848. Viking AA Group meets at the Viking Hospital Multi Purpose Room 8:00 p.m. Wednesday nights. VegMin Learning Society welcomes learners who are interested in increasing their skill levels (reading, writing, math and speaking English). Learners work towards’ their personal goals in a small class or 1:1 setting. Do you have a few hours a week to help someone reach their learning goal? Volunteer Tutor Training and ongoing support are provided along with a great volunteer recognition program. Visit or call 780-632-7920 for more information. Senior Floor Curling at 1:00p.m. every Monday & Thursday. Anyone interested please come to the Sunshine Club. 55+. Call 780-632-2624. Vegreville Flying Club meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Terminal Building

Vegreville Garden Club meets the last Monday every month at the Seniors Sunshine Club, 4630 – 49 St. at 7:00 p.m. President – Marie Eliuk 780-632-2578

VegMin Literacy Program offers free, confidential tutoring for adults over 17 needing help with Basic reading, writing and math skills. Phone: 632-7920 for interviews.

The New Vegreville Aquarium Club meets every last Monday at 7:00pm at the Vegreville Centennial Library

Everyone is Welcome Prayer House 572944A st. Veg. North of St. Joseph Hospital come and share your testimony and hear the gospel of Jesus Christ without compromise. Every Sunday at 10:30 AM. Also I will pray for the sick believing in God for the answer. But God commandeth his Love toward us, in that, while, we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. RO. 5:8 New hope church of God, Edmonton c. for the Nations Int.Veg. Doing God work together for yor good. J. Abelar. Ph. 632-2843

“Writer’s Group” meets last Tuesday of each month at 2:00pm at the Vegreville Centennial Library Legacy 4 Health Indoor Walking Program for Older Adults 10-11am at the Vegreville Centennial Library Gymnasium 4709-50 St, Contact Irvin Cowan 780-632-2977, Jim Nicholson 780-632-6437, Carol Lynn Babiuk 780-632-3331 Are you or someone you know living with a Brain Injury? We can help! The Alberta Brain Injury Initiative provides support, coordination and education for brain injury survivors and their families. For more information on our free services call 1-866645-3900

AA Meeting in Mundare Sunday’s 7PM Town Building, Conference Room 5128 50th St. Contact Robert 780-656-5829 Willingdon & District Fish & Game Assn. Regular meetings, held every last Tuesday off each month (excluding July and August) at 7:30 p.m. at the Willingdon Arena upstairs in the Club Room Everyone Welcome.

Tofield AA Meetings held Thursday at 8 p.m. Open meeting every 4th Thursday at 8 p.m. at Bardo Lutheran Church Bsmt 4737 - 57 Ave. For info call 662-3893

New to town? Join us the 1st Wed of the month for a newcomer’s potluck lunch. 121pm. Bring a friend! Bring a dish! Call FCSS 780-632-3966 for locations & info.

AWANA - a Christian club for boys and girls age 3 to grade 6. Meets Thursdays from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Now meeting in the Alliance Church’s new building at 4606-55 Ave.Call

AA meeting at Lamont United Church every Thursday at 8:00 p.m.


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SEPTEMBER 23, 2015

RCL Branch #39 awards photo highlights

(left to right) Susan Essey, Executive for Legion Branch #39 presents a 10 year service pin to Julia Welch, Luc Lizotte and Roland Robert. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

(right to left) Susan Essey, Executive for Legion Branch #39 presents a five year service pin to Lauren Rennie-Koch. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Susan Essery,Executive for Legion Branch #39 (center) presents a 25-year service pin to Olive Rosko and Louise Rennie. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

(left to right) Kathy Dmytriw, Awards Chair for Legion Branch #39 presents a 15-year service pin to Susan Essery. (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)

Vortex vs Commandos highlights need for depth to roster

Vegreville Vortex Submitted On Friday September 18th, the Vortex headed to Wainwright to take on the Commandos at Commando Field. The back and forth game, which was so close between the two teams, ended 27-1 in favor of the Commandos. Maclean Warawa (#77) sent a kick through the end zone resulting in a rouge, putting up a single point for the Vortex. Once again, the effort put in by these boys was not reflected in the score. Quarterback Nicholas Cheremshynski put up 171 passing yards and 37 rushing yards. Warawa had 64 receiving yards, with Carson Brunet (#5) right behind him with 59 yards. Nolan Kobelsky (#21) charged ahead for 91 rushing yards. An impressive defensive performance by the Vortex through four quarters kept the scoring at a minimum. The Vortex pass rush reached the Commandos quarterback twice, resulting in two sacks, one each by Braiden Landsman (#36) and Dartanin Brison (#34). Vegreville Football Association president

Dellas Baxandall gave her insight after the loss on Friday. “It was another solid effort from the boys of the Vortex. Leading 1-0 at the end of the first half, sheer exhaustion in the second half helped the Commandos put up 27 points to end the game with a final score of 27-1. Once again we faced a roster of 47 boys to our less than 20 playing. This pattern will continue to repeat itself if we don’t increase our numbers.” Head coach Anthony agreed, and added that a possible lack of conditioning may have also played a part in the loss. “Leading into half with the lead was a good feeling. When our conditioning gave way in the 2nd half, we made a few mental mistakes on defense and offense. The team only having twenty players, versus teams with rosters of forty to fifty definitely puts us at a disadvantage, but the team never quit and was relentless in their pursuit for their first win.” The team plans to make conditioning a bigger part of practices in the upcoming weeks. The Vortex heads to St. Paul this Friday to take on the St. Paul Lions. Kickoff is at 5 p.m.

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