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August 17,2010


Volume 38

SERVICE ALBERTA BROCHURES Service Alberta has tipsheets available for the following:

Licensing and Registering Your Business; Investigating Your Consumer Complaints; & Service Alberta Publications

Copies can be obtained free of charge by calling 1-877-427-4088 or at, choose “Consumer Information” and then choose “Tipsheets.” EDUCATION PROPERTY TAX ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS This program provides a rebate to senior homeowners (age 65 and over) to cover the year-to-year increases to the education portion of their property taxes over their base year amount. This program is not income-based. If you turned 65 prior to 2009 and have never enrolled in this program, please call the Seniors Information Line at 1-800-642-3853 or for more information go to FCSS NEWS... The Youth Centre is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-8pm and Fridays from 2-8pm for ages 10-18 with theme nights, pool tournaments, movie nights, craft nights, and more....! There will be a babysitter’s course in the fall, please call FCSS to register or for more information at 403.485.2106. VULCAN COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM 2010 BLOOM AWARDS 1. Harry & Paulette Kuypers – Color, glorious color! Antiques and magnificent planters front and back make this property very distinctive. 2. Louis & Ann Diemert – What a beautiful garden! This distinctive corner on the back 9 of the golf course is a delight to all who pass by. Colorful bushes including ninebark, roses, spirea, and many perennials add to the appeal for a delight to the senses. 3. Lynn Middleton – CONTRAST, CONTRAST, CONTRAST !!! Large black mulched areas add wow factor to undulating green lawn on a large pie-shaped back yard. Evergreens, bushes, and perennials add to the richness of this unique property. 4. John and Carol Seaman – What a paradise in the back yard! Beautiful perennial beds full of color, formal versus informal add to the impact. 5. Simon & Iris Blier and Wayne & Gerrie Anderson – The Co-operative Spirit Award for 2010! These neighbors planted attractive areas in a shared landscape to make their properties combined winners. 6. Vulcan Village Gas Bar – Buried planters and a general cleanup of the bushes on this property ads to an enhanced entrance to the Town of Vulcan. The prolific blooms on the yellow rose bush make this landscape a winner for commercial properties. 7. ReMax Real Estate – What a colorful side garden to add interest to the parking lot! Matching plantings at the front add to the cohesive appeal of this business property. 8. Paul & Kim Fortin – Unusual, fanciful, and totally delightful, this colorful front yard appeals to all who pass by. 9. Bob & April Haga – A huge corner lot that has everything – large green space, beautiful garden area, sculpted perennial beds, and wonderful planters that make this yard shine with colorful appeal. This new property announces that a Master Gardener lives here! 10. Murray & Linda Hartung – Well planned hardscape combined with zeroscaping, multiple plantings, coordinated planters and perennial beds make this large corner lot a premier property in the Allen Subdivision. 11. Donna Fleming – A secluded backyard encloses colorful perennials that extend into the font yard. A well maintained lawn and young evergreens and bushes add to the appeal of this small corner lot to make it an award winner. A hidden gem, but with curb appeal! 12. Terry & Veronica Matheson – This past award winner is worth a revisit. The large pie-shaped back yard has been planted with a columnar aspen border to provide a privacy screen. The side yard is zeroscaped with multiple planting of trees, bushes and perennials and has matured into a very private Garden of Eden. 13. Dorothy Healy – A reconfigured front yard features large rocks, perennials, whimsy, and delight. Dorothy’s master touch looks like it has been there for years, but was only designed last spring. 14. Marian Fisher –The Community Spirit Award! For taking the lead in arranging to populate Centre Street with the new water-storing planters, the new pocket gardens, and all you do to make Vulcan a more attractive place to live, we salute you!!! 15. Macleod Savings and Credit Union – An oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle, their park with its paths, planters and trees is a welcome green spot in the downtown core. 16. Noble Concrete – The cleanup of this industrial lot, the concrete parking area poured by the high school construction students, the concrete planters and hanging baskets have all improved the look of this business.


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Women’s Wellness Day!

2010−2011 PROGRAMS

Ladies Treat yourself to a day of relaxation, fun & fellowship.

♦ Water and Wastewater Technician Training - Oct. 2010 ♦ Welding Courses (Basic, Pre-employment) - Fall 2010 ♦ Pre-employment Electrician - September 2010 ♦ Master Electrician - September 2010

When: Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 Where: Champion Hall Time: 9:30am—3:30pm Fee: $10.00 (lunch included)

♦ Power Engineering -October 2010

Sessions include: *Stress Busting & Xmas Stretchers *Assertiveness * Cowgirl Poet * Brain Gym

♦ Residential Construction Framing - Spring 2011 ♦ Technology Showcase - Spring 2011 ♦ Wind Turbine Technician - Spring 2011

To register or for more info call 403.485.3109 after August 24th.

Watch for more! For more information: Phone 403-485-4147 Email

Sponsored by:

Check out our website -

Vulcan County Adult Learning, Vulcan & Region FCSS, Vulcan Health Unit, Rainbow Literacy Society

We’re on Facebook too! –searchfor Vulcan Innovation Project

RECREATION NEWS ... The Vulcan and District Recreation Board is now accepting nominations for the 2010 Ron Pelham Volunteer Award Deadline: November 1st For criteria please refer to the Vulcan and District website at Mass Registration for Fall Sports and Clubs September 7th, 2010 At Vulcan Prairieview Elementary School (VPE) Gym At 3:30 pm— pm—6:30 pm Congratulation to all those who participated in the Southern Alberta Summer Games from Vulcan. A special thanks to Conoco Philips, The Town of Vulcan and The County of Vulcan for the sponsorship. To see our athletes in action visit under “summer games” on the menu for photos of this terrific event . NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY… The Summer Reading Program’s theme this year is Destination Jungle! There are crafts, games, books, movies , etc. to enjoy in conjunction with the theme. Videoconferences are returning this fall including Fluoride, 3 Law Conferences; Residential Tenancies; Separation and Divorce; and Looking After Dependent Parents—Dealing with the Legal Issues. Genealogy will be returning in September. Conferences are free of charge—please register by phone, email or in person. VULCAN MUNICIPAL LIBRARY 303 Centre Street



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