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Strong Attendance For Vermilion Museum’s ‘Come Experience Your Heritage’ Trudy McKenzie Reporter

Museum moved their fundraiser this year from its previous May long weekend date to June 8th. The dramatic increase in attendance, over 60, has In an effort to not only coincide with Board members confident that this was the homecoming celebrations at Lakethe right move. land College, but to see if the long The event featured a number of weekend exodus of local residence was hands on activities available in previimpacting attendance the Vermilion ous years such a s; m i l k c h u r ning, wool carding, washboard laundry and blacksmithing. In the 2013 ‘Come Experience Your Heritage ‘ the activities were expanded on to include; a Ta x i d e r m y display hosted by E u g e n e Yu r y s towski, a leathe r wo r k s d i s p l ay which included the construc tion of leather necklaces by display volunteer Cheryl Scott, an art display fe a t u r i n g a r t i s t Lil Fr y an informational booth hosted by Robert Celebrity Signature at Museum Fundraiser (L) Even Museum Board Chairman, Jean Murie snuck a W . H e n d r i c k s , moment to get a treasured volume of her Company’s who has donated Coming Cookbook, signed by local celebrity (R) Jean Pare t h e 18 8 5 w a te r at the ‘Come Experience Your Heritage’ event held June 8th. turbine from Frog

Lake and who shared the wealth of information on this display his research has uncovered. Finally the addition of a book signing by local celebrity Jean Pare lured many to the Museum event. Pare graciously signed the treasured cookbooks brought in by many individuals, including an entire box load brought in by one avid fan alone. “We are really pleased with how the day turned out.” Commented Chairman of the Museum Board, Jean Murie at days en d, “ We s aw a great increase over last years attendance numbers and we a re re a lly p l e a s e d Artist Lil Fry demonstrated painting during the to see new faces in the recent Museum Fundraiser, although she confessed volunteers that turned out not getting a lot of painting done as she was having so much fun socializing during the event. to help with the day.” Museum Board tors. members were most appreciative for Board members were also quite the extra help this year, noting the addi- excited by the generosity of their visition of two ladies who joined Jeanette tors, “This is the main fundraising event Coutts knitting and crocheting in one of for the museum,” stated Murie. As a the galleries while the volunteer assis- privately run, non-profit organization tance of Elder John Stevens and Elder the Museum relies on the generosity of Jeff Crandell, two missionaries from the it’s patrons along with matching grants States kept the BBQ hamburgers sell- to fund the expenses required to maining through the afternoon, along with tain the facility, and the generosity of the additional display volunteers who volunteer time to operate the museum helped to diversify the events for visi- on a daily basis. Photos Submitted.

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impor tance of Internet access for Albertans when he said, “The ability to have internet access that is strong, that is reliable and that is fast is incredibly impor tant to the competitiveness of our province.” T h e C o u n t y o f Ve r m i l i o n R i ve r applied for the grant and it is one of 23 projects that the government will spend $5 million on in order to e x p a n d I n te r n e t s e r v i c e s a c r o s s the province. The grant covers up to 75% of the cost of infrastructure expenses such as building towers, which is what the County of Vermilion River will be spending the money on. Councillor for the County of V e r m i l i o n R i v e r, M u r r a y K i n g , confirmed that construction of the three towers will hopefully get underway this summer. He has seen first hand the need fo r co n n e c tivit y in th e Co u nt y of Vermilion River. When one neigh- (L) Minister of Tourism and Recreation Richard Starke, (M) Minister of Agriculture b our ca n a ccess th e Intern et an d and Rural Development Verlyn Olson, and (R) Councillor for the County of another cannot, it creates a have and Vermilion Murray King are happy to announce the Final Mile grant. have not atmosphere said King. “This project will help enhance the quality of the local government. “It is the Because of local government it will of life for our county residents.” l o c a l g ove r n m e n t th a t c a n t a i l o r be a success,” said Olson. Both Ministers praised the efforts a p ro g ra m to su it th e l o c a l a re a. Photo Shannon O’Connor.

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County Of Two Hills Hold Informational Meetings Trudy McKenzie Reporter County of Two Hills Reeve and Councillors made a tour of their County while holding five consultation sessions with County residents throughout the month of June. The sessions which were held in; Two Hills, Myrnam, Willingdon, Derwent and Hairy Hill which addressed the proposed

Chamber of Commerce owned facility; the Two Hills Playschool, Community Futures, CNRL Office, Museum, and property storage for a number of organizations in Two Hills had to be evicted. Conversations as to the future of the facility were brought forward and a $1.5 million dollar grant was secured from the province under the Community Culture and Spirit program. As a matching grant

(L-R) On hand to answer questions during the informational sessions held by the County of Two Hills were; Councillor Elroy Yakemchuk, Reeve Allan Sayler, Councillor Albert Pidruchny, Councillor Soren Odegard, and Councillor Patrick Gordeyko. construction of a Community Center in Two Hills on the site of the old Two Hills Hospital and will lead up to a County plebiscite on June 24th. Discussions on the fate of the community building began in 2011 when the existing building was found to contain mold and asbestos and for health reasons the various community services of the

it is required that both the County of Two Hills and the Town of Two Hills contribute funds matching the provincial contributions for the demolition of the old building and the construction of a new facility. The grant stipulated that these funds can only be used for the construction of a new community building. The existing property was purchased

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A Question Of Respect Trudy McKenzie Editor

I wa s re q u e s te d to attend the Informational meeting in Derwent recently by a constituent from the County of Two Hills. While Derwent is certainly within our circulation, the majority of the County of Two Hills does lay beyond my usual reporting boundaries. Having received letters to the editor on the subject of the Two Hills Community Building, I was aware of the topic scheduled for discussion in Derwent and of the turbulence this topic has seemed to create within the County. I welcomed the invitation and the opportunity to hear both sides of the issue. I was a bit concerned however as to how these meetings might go as in recent months I have been sent copies of advertorials printed in the paper that services the Two Hills area. These submissions authored by Gary Duffett initially appeared to be representations from his Economic Development Office (EDO) as under the articles title ‘Thought of the Week’

Duffett’s name and EDO title appeared. The articles offered a brief overview of the activities of Duffett as EDO, discussing a visit to trade shows and congratulating new businesses, yet he then included scathing remarks to those he referred to as CAVE people, (Citizens Against Virtually Everything). Later articles appeared titled as ‘Duff’s Notables’, replacing the ‘Thought of the Week’ these were more editorial in appearance, complete with a disclaimer that the comments were his personal opinion and in no way reflected the opinion of Duffett’s Economic Development Office (EDO). In speaking with Two Hills County Councillors the ‘CAVE’ advertorials appear to have been a misunderstanding where goal and implementation somehow became warped into an article of attack and a bit embarrassing for the political leaders. This explanation clarified the reason for the change of name and presentation of Duffett’s follow up articles, along with the necessity for him to distance his editorial submissions from his position as EDO. But, similar to the CAVE advertorials Duffett continued to use the public forum

of the newspaper to strike out at a distinct group, to which he now referred to as “the group of three”. I confess being startled and appalled by such behaviour, I am surprised that Mr. Duffett still holds his position as a County representative; I am even more surprised that he would continue to publicly attack members of the community and County he serves. Certainly we live in a democratic society, free speech and all; however it is incumbent upon those in a position of power to school themselves appropriately. They are entrusted to represent all their constituents, not just those who agree with them and whether on the clock or off their actions or words set the example. His use of the newspaper to lend his opinions more credibility and to broaden the geography of his attacks on citizens unable to defend themselves as publicly is quite frankly an abuse of power. As a public representative it is imperative that he should not quash input from the very taxpayers who pay his salary. Has he not considered the possibility that such public derision has the potential to incite a negative backlash against constituents who

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have a right to express themselves and who also may feel that what they are doing is in their communities best interest. Or that as a representative of his community his behaviour has portrayed that community as one that is not open to opposing opinion or input from its citizenry. Such behaviour muddies the water of intelligent debate and thoughtful consideration, leaving outsiders with a negative picture of the community you are trying to “Develop”. Can you imagine the kerfuffle that would ensue were an EDO of the Provincial or Federal Government to begin referring to a group of protestors in such a manner! I say present your argument intelligently, do not debase it with name calling and public attacks. Respect your opponent and their right to express their opinion and it is far more likely they will be willing to listen as respectfully to yours.

Oops The June 3, 2013, issue 463, of the Vermilion Voice, “Track and Field at J. R. Robson” article on page 23 was incorrect Lisa Hames who broke the U13 high jump record is from Marwayne not Mannville. Trudy

Dear Editor; What do we stand to LOSE? Over the past two weeks I have had the dubious pleasure (privilege) of attending all 5 meetings regarding the new Integrated Community Building proposal for the county and town of Two Hills. There has been a lot of negative and some positive discussion on various aspects of this project. At the first (Willingdon) meeting a question was posed “What if the finances don’t work out like projected?” Is there a contingency plan? We all know that there are risks in any investment. Reflect back a few years when a local startup company proposed an Ethanol plant and solicited investments from local farmers etc. This operation failed miserably causing all investors to lose their entire investment; some individuals to the tune of $100,000.00. The investment proposal by the county and town of Two Hills does carry some risk but

is quite different from the afore mentioned Ethanol Plant proposal. Firstly, there are no private funds involved and secondly the implementation of this proposal will be managed (shared with the Town of Two hills) and facilitated by the County council which has an excellent track record in fiscal management, responsibility, accountability and proactive thinking. The county and community are like a car battery and require constant recharging (development and investment) to function reliably. For the sake of argument, lets for a moment assume the proposal is voted down so that it does not go forward. What do we as a community stand to lose should such a situation (heavens forbid) occur; besides the fact that the provincial grant of $1,500,000.00 is gone, never to be offered again? Here are a few possible scenarios. The proposed integrated facility will bring

together several very important services and provide an attractive structure that would incite new businesses to establish their operation here for the long term. Without this incentive, here are some of the things that would be placed at risk. 1. Doctors: will we be able to retain our current staff of Doctors? 2. New Doctors/Specialists: will we be able to attract new and replacements? 3. Hospital: If we can’t retain or attract new and/or replacement Doctors will the Two Hills Hospital be scheduled for the “chopping block”? 4. EMS: What could happen to this service if any/all of the above three happen? 5. Taxes: What will happen to our tax rate when we can’t attract new businesses or residents that would normally bring in new tax revenue that would cause our taxes to go down? 6. Liveability: Would the quality of “liveability” go down with out this project? 7. Community pride: Where would we place with respect to other countys without this facility; near the top or nearer the

bottom? 8. Employment opportunities; The following positions would vanish: Facility manager; Building custodian; Receptionist and nurses for new Doctors; accountants and employees for new businesses; grounds maintenance/keeper; etc. There are other potential “losses” that deserve consideration prior to you casting your vote on June 24! Let’s do the right thing which is best for you the rate payer, the town, community and county. In closing I wish to applaud the councils of the county and town for their progressive thinking and action in taking advantage of the provincial grant and proposing this very beneficial and county progressive/growth project! In support of this proposal, I have committed a $1000.00 personal donation on a “YES” vote on June 24, 2013. Richard Tymko Sandy Lake Resident; Lot 11.

Dear Editor, It’s time to vote in Two Hills County. June 24th is Plebiscite Day. We have been through five public meetings in the County of Two Hills where the County pushed its new building design and agenda onto the public. Serious points of concern are: Building design is larger: The new design for the building is 1200 sq. ft. larger than the 14,400 sq. ft. of the building on which we based our petition last October-Novem-

ber. We showed Council in our presentation that they could not build the smaller building for $3 M, yet they came back with a larger design. Credibility of quote: Councilor Elroy Yakemchuk emphasized to the various audiences that “we received a quote from a contractor in Lloydminster who said he could build the building for $90/sq. ft., but we boosted it up to $150/sq.ft. just to be safe.” In our presentation to County Council November 6, 2012, to block the borrow-

ing by-law for $750,000, we told Council then that the Alberta Construction Standard Means Scale at that time was $170-$174/ sq. ft. to build not including the landscaping, finishing and esthetic value of the building. At the Myrnum meeting, a retired contractor spoke up and said to Council, “You guys are nuts if you think you can build that building for $150/ sq. ft.” Fear mongering about doctors: County Council members have been fear mongering about doctors at literally every meeting saying that if the centre is not built, we will lose our doctors. That simply is not TRUE. With the influx of the Mennonite population into Two Hills, the doctor patient ratio is very high. One doctor is known to be very good with children, a real positive. Who uses medical services in two hills? A majority of the ratepayers of the County of Two Hills go elsewhere for medical services: St. Paul, Elk Point, Vermilion, Viking, Vegreville, and Lamont to name a few. Cost of facility: Former MLA Ray Danyluk put into place two Community Spirit Grants: $2.5 M for St. Paul; and $1.5 M for Two Hills. The grants were to be used for “wellness centres”. And, the grants were to be matched by town and county municipalities. St. Paul’s centre is still not completed and at $2 M over budget. However, they have been targeted now for a Family Care Clinic so

more money will be coming from the province for their centre. We know the Two Hills Town and County Community Centre (as it is named) cannot be built for $3M. And, Two Hills—always the “have not county”—does not see any more government money on the horizon for this project. Cost of loan to be born by county ratepayers over 20 years: $750,000 at 2.37 %. If the cost of the centre goes over budget of $3M, there is no agreement in place saying the County will not share the burden. Making a ghost town of Two Hills: Three more buildings in Two Hills will be emptied if the centre is built—the youth centre, the ambulance property and the medical clinic. There is a vacant mall in Two Hills and other available good space for the amenities planned for the building. Rent that does not make sense: The plan is to rent space to the doctors for 49 cents / sq. ft. and to the ambulance company for $11 / sq. ft. There will be no taxes generated by this centre because it will be deemed a municipal building. The Two Hills County Citizens’ Ctte. urges you to vote NO on June 24th. Polls open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Willingdon, Hairy Hill, Two Hills, Myrnum and Derwent. Nancy Mereska, Organizer Two Hills County Citizens’ Ctte.

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Around The Campfire Neil B. Stratton Columnist

As I readied to call it a day or night and crawl into bed last night, I went out to the shop to make sure it was locked up. It was after 11:00 PM, and I could still read a newspaper outside. The sun did not want to settle behind our majestic Alberta Mountains to the west and a bright horizon lit up the western sky in a silver and gold glow. I woke up around 3:00 a.m., as I usually awake with the sunrise, it was still bright out for this time of the day but it was definitely not sunrise, more like the day just didn’t want to end. As we near the summer Solstice, the first day of summ er, also th e l o n g es t dayli g ht day of th e yea r, June 21st this year, the sun simply refuses to set and a sunset can be seen all night. The further north you travel the brighter that frozen in time sunset will be. Growing up in Alberta’s far north, it was hard to adjust to night at this time of the year as further North the sunset went on for months. It could b e wo r s e th o u g h, b e c a u s e if yo u travel to the upmost northern hemisphere, its noon for three months. I love the sunlight but that would throw my sense of reality into a tail spin. Although the three months of June, July and August of noon sun and another three months where the sun doesn’t really set would be different and strange. I would most certainly

t a ke th a t ove r th e six m o n th s of normal midnight darkness they also experience up there, which would really give me a bad case of cabin fever. N ow a lth o u g h J u n e 21s t is th e longest day here and the days essentially get shorter from that point on, don’t despair as it is so very gradual over the summer one doesn’t notice it until fall. So just get outdoors and enjoy our long day summer and make the most of it, as we all know it will slip by us too quickly regardless of what we do to slow it down. After a lifetime of trying to slow down summer or make it last longer, I recently realized it can’t be done, active or a couch potatoe, boring or adventurous it quickly slips me by. I a l s o r e a l i ze d t h a t e ve n i f n o mat ter what I do and I can’ t slow summer down, the more adventures and memories one experiences…the more one can make it last a lifetime and it gives you time to reminisce and relive those memories and adventures during the winter months which truly fool you into thinking it was a great and long summer. For me fall or September and October, as fall equinox or autumn, officially doesn’t begin until September 22nd this year, is the longest time of the year. That’s because bow hunting starts on September 1st and outdoor adventures are nonstop, so fond and action packed memories are many and it just makes fall seem to last longer. So one can simply be a couch pota-

NOTICE OF A VOTE ON A QUESTION LOCAL AUTHORITIES ELECTION ACT Local Jurisdiction: County of Two Hills No. 21, Province of Alberta. Notice is hereby given that a Vote will be held for the vote on a question: Should the County of Two Hills invest up to $750,000 to construct a Town and County Community Building in Two Hills? Voting will take place on the 24th day of June 2013 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Voting Stations will be located at: Two Hills County Office Myrnam Elks Hall Derwent & District Recreation Centre Hairy Hills Community Hall Willingdon Eagle Hill Lodge

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Dated at the Town of Two Hills, in the Province of Alberta, this 4th day of June, 2013. Andy Lutic Returning Officer Local Authorities Election Act Eligibility to Vote A person is eligible to vote in an election held pursuant to this Act if the person a) Is at least 18 years old, b) Is a Canadian Citizen, and c) Has resided in Alberta for the 6 consecutive months immediately preceding election day and the person’s place of residence is located in the area on election day. Rules of Residence For the purposes of this Act, the place of residence is governed by the following rules: a) a person may be a resident of only once place at a time for the purposes of voting under this Act; b) if a person has more than one residence in Alberta, that person shall, in accordance with subsection (1.1), designate one place of residence as the person’s place of residence for the purposes of this Act; c) a person does not lose the person’s residence by leaving the person’s home for a temporary purpose; d) subject to clause (e), a student who (i) attends an educational institution within or outside Alberta, (ii) temporarily rents accommodation for the purpose of attending an educational institution, and (iii) has family members who are resident in Alberta and with whom the student ordinarily resides when not attending an educational institution is deemed to reside with those family members; e) if a person leaves the area with the intention of making the person’s residence elsewhere, the person loses the person’s residence within the area. Voter Eligibility Identification Requirements a) One piece of photo identification with name and address that is issued by a Canadian government. b) Types of government – issued identification allowed under (a) must show the name, address and a photo of the elector and so examples of appropriate ID include: i. Operator/Driver’s license ii. Government photo identification card (for non-drivers) c) Types of identification allowed under (b) must show the name and address (address being legal land description) of the elector and so examples of appropriate ID include: i. Property tax assessment notice; ii. Utility bills; iii. Insurance policy; iv. Residential lease or mortgage statement.

toe all summer and whine how fast it slipped by, or you can get outdoors and create adventures that will last a lifetime, if not in time, as it will pass by just as quick. At least with the memories and experiences you think time stood still, even if it’s just for a short time, life is short, very short; don’t let it pass you by. With my 2013 Bow hunting draws in and as I already know most of the results, I already have 3 / 4 of the month of September booked off for bow hunting adventures. Spring is full of life, new born deer fawns have already been spotted, and we saw a new born calf moose, all legs and ears…so ugly their cute, various young birds, some flying the coop, so to speak, before their time. Yesterday I was cutting the grass of my o u td o o r a rc h e r y r a n g e o n my riding mower, when out of the corner of my eye I caught something at the base of one of our big spruce trees. There were two balls of black and white pin feathers, two young ma g p ies so m eh ow flew th e co o p, actually fell from the nest as I know they were nowhere near ready to fly, which is unusual. Because a magpie nest is unique, its unlike most birds’ nests, it does have a standard type nest much bigger than most birds of similar size, but its constructed much like a cage or jail cell. The mating pair of magpies gather a mess of pencil size or bigger twigs and branches and constructs a big intertwined enclosed ball of twigs, the momma Magpie makes a tight hole

near the top as an entrance or exit. The nest cage is sealed back up when the momma lays eggs and sits, and the male brings in food and sneaks it thru the cage to feed momma, once th e yo u n g a re hatch e d a n d o l d e r momma will also leave. The cage is sealed again and the young remain inside. The cage keeps the young in and predators out, it’s really unique, you have probably seen many of these balls of twigs in trees in the area. Somehow these two made a break for it and escaped, one was beyond s av i n g b u t th e oth e r s e e m e d o k . Now I have to tell you magpies are not my favourite bird by a long shot. They are like flying mice and peck at everything; they eat half the dog and cat food outdoors, and they are loud and noisy, especially on a very early sunrise Saturday morning. But feeling sorry for this little innocent one and its impending doom, I got out the ladder and weaved it back into its nest cage with two other siblings, although I know I will pay for it later, I felt it was the thing to do.

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Canada’s Best Kept Secret-Via Rail! Part 1 Franklin Wolters Columnist

For a good part of my life I have really wanted to see Nova Scotia, where many years ago my Grandpa Curtis Wilson left to seek his fortune out West. Whatever plans I made never came to fruit, and I was really beginning to lose hope. Just so recently, I was driving along the C.N.R. Mainline heading for Holden to do a recording of my music, and then suddenly this beautiful silver V.I.A. Rail unit came rushing by us. I was surprised to see it still running. On returning home we stopped at Wainwright and went by the C.N.R. depot. The place was closed, as there isn’t anyone there anymore. However there was a big bold phone number on the wall, and so decided to give them a call. The trip to Halifax would take four days, and cost about $1,200.00. Well we needed to think it over. A day or so later we decided to call again and were told there was a seat sale on and with a senior discount the price had been reduced to less than half. We had only a few hours to make up our mind and it had to be done by computer and of course we needed a credit card to pay. Over the course of the transaction my friend’s daughter Janice Cullen used her computer skills and her credit card and suddenly we had boarding passes and all the information to do the trip to Halifax. The departure date was April 4th Thursday at 3:00am in the morning. The butterflies hadn’t started to fly yet, but they did later!! Now, I don’t know how many times I

packed and repacked my suitcases, trying to decide what to wear and which bag we were going to check and which one to carry on as suggested, you didn’t have any experience to go on. Finally came Wednesday, April 3rd and we headed for Wainwright to make sure we didn’t sleep in and miss the train. From midnight to about 2:30am the time seemed to drag by so slowly we were afraid we’d succumb to the sleep fairy and be surprised by the train leaving. Suddenly three little young mule deer appeared right on the track right at the station, almost at once a fast freight train roared through and the little deer just disappeared. I took my flashlight and searched along the track, but there was no sign of deer. Then a light came on in the office building about a half hour before train time and the man there tagged our baggage we were checking in and told where we were to be standing when the train came. Suddenly, like magic it was there, such a beautiful sight and wonder of wonders we were aboard and seated, like living a dream. Well before the 3:00am time, we were moving and soon were gliding along so smoothly and quietly that the only sound you heard was the air conditioning fan, really! It was a beautiful night, and we made use of our neck pillows and reclined the seats and just rested. First thing we saw of wild life was a nice herd of antelope and numerous deer near farms where they could find grain I suppose. The snow was very deep and the deer are in hardship survival mode for sure. Soon Saskatoon stop was on our schedule and we enjoyed the sights of people getting aboard and those depart-

2014 Alberta Summer Games Opens Door For Athletes ACN Release

The 2014 Alberta Summer Games Host Committee has opened the doors to their Alberta Games office in advance of welcoming over 3000 young athletes next summer. “This is another fantastic day to celebrate the community aspect of sport in Alberta, “said Dr. Richard Starke, Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation. “ Hosting an event of this size takes a lot of time and hard work by literally hundreds of volunteers. I am very excited to see the Airdrie community embracing this challenge by opening this Games office and putting their plans into action.” Athletes ranging in age from 11 to 17 will compete in traditional summer sports such as basketball, swimming and beach volleyball. The number of participants is similar to an Olympic Winter Games, with more than 3,000 athletes, coaches and officials taking part in the event. “Airdrie is ready to showcase our vibrant city to the entire province next summer,” said Mayor Peter Brown of Airdrie. “We will ensure the athletes, coaches, their families and friends experience a safe, fun event that will create memories to last a life time,” he stated. “Hosting the Alberta Summer Games will once again display the enthusiasm and pride long-established by the Airdrie community,” said John Short, ViceChair, Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation. The Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation operates the

Alberta Games on behalf of the Alberta government and works closely with the host community to prepare for the event. The foundation will provide an operating grant of $300,000, a legacy grant of $50,000 and an Alberta Culture grant of $70,000 for the 2014 Alberta Summer Games. In 2014, the communities of Banff and Canmore will be hosting the 2014 Alberta Winter Games on February 6 9th, 2014. The City of Airdrie’s 2014 Alberta Summer Games will be held from July 24-27, 2014. For additional information about the Alberta Games please visit www.albertagames.com

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ing, I was amazed at the number who rode with V.I.A. We had to detrain at Winnipeg so they could clean the cars and stack our bags, etc on the seats and go down a long escalators to a depot underground. There were eating places and lounge areas and we had to wait until the escalator changed directions and let us up to find our seats again. It all happened in good time and soon we were underway again heading for Northern Ontario and then Toronto when we’d spend a night. I must have slept for some time as I never did see Thunder Bay or Sault St. Marie or Lake of the Woods, but as daylight began we were in Northern Ontario and the scenery was simply wonderful as there were mile after mile of forest and lakes and streams on either side. While sitting in an observation car I began to speak to a man across the aisle. He told me he had worked on C.N.R trains for 35 years and just travelled the rail to enjoy the country and help fellow travelers. When voicing concerns about our stop in Toronto he was a wealth of information of all the things we needed to find, like our hotel room and to get back on the train the next morning. I mentioned that I had been in prayer for help, and he laughed when I told him he was our answer to those prayers. Claude Babineau was there by our side when we changed trains in Montreal and gave us a running commentary of what we could expect to see all the way to Moncton New Brunswick. I just couldn’t really take in all

the different country and was never tired of watching out the window. All through Quebec and New Brunswick with French mentioned first and all the signs were in French, until we crossed the border into Nova Scotia. Finally we were in the country I had been longing most of my life to see and it was a thrill to see the places where the water was affected by the tides. We got a call from my cousin who was waiting at the Halifax Railroad station and wonder of wonders there was instantaneous recognition although we had never seen each other since childhood. I must commend V.I.A. Rail for having our bag show up that we checked on board in Wainwright at the start!! Continued next week

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What Is The Good Life? Margaret Lonsdale Columnist

Last night when I checked my email, I found only one lonesome message, but it was a good one. “Your email has just won 55M USD!” it declared. What a lucky email, I thought. Of course, I responded immediately on behalf of my lucky, suddenly obscenely wealthy email, asking that the big winnings be sent right away. So far, there’s been no response. Isn’t it strange how overrun we are with scammers offering get rich quick schemes and win-big-without-even-entering contests? I sometimes wonder how it must feel to earn a living by taking advantage and ripping other people off by offering that which cannot be had. How do they sleep? We’re an impatient civilization. I suppose that’s one of the reasons why opportunists continue to survive: there’s always a segment of the population looking for a shortcut to the perceived good life, among them a few suckers willing to fall for the promise of easy money. There are three basic ways to attain

wealth: inherit it, earn it, or steal it. Unfortunately, none of these comes with a guarantee of happiness and satisfaction. This other, intangible wealth, requires another type of investment in order to grow. While it’s obviously preferable to have rather than have not, money alone is never enough, although it can enable philanthropic actions that sometimes make a big difference for others. Musician Jack White recently recognized a municipal need in his hometown of Detroit and took positive action with his wealth. He used it to pay off the tax arrears for the historic Masonic Temple, a landmark that includes a theatre famous for the high profile performers who have graced the stage there over its many years in existence. White’s contribution of $142,000.00 saved the building from what would have been another sad sale by auction in Michigan’s broken city. People with means aren’t obligated to share their good fortune, of course. Some do, others do not. It’s a free world we occupy, mostly anyway. Some just enjoy a little more freedom than others. “Money changes everything,” sang pop star Cindy Lauper in the 80s. Doubtless,

most would agree. There is considerable disparity between the lifestyles of those who have plenty of it and those who have very little, but an expensive lifestyle doesn’t necessarily include quality of life. So much of our culture depends upon the accumulation of monetary wealth, or at least the appearance of it. On television, the families depicted in sitcoms live in idyllic settings where the lawns appear freshly mowed and Mom is always well-dressed and coiffed. Dad wears a suit and nice shoes. The kids have lots of bling, straight teeth and good manners. The pets, having just arrived from the grooming salon, lounge unsmellingly on the livingroom sofa. Yep, just like all of our own flawless families. We live in a have, let’s get more culture. We live in an environment where young people graduate from high school and walk into employment offering pay that skews their expectations forevermore. They’re hooked on stuff before they emerge from puberty. We all have lots of stuff. And always the means to get more. Some among us become insatiable after becoming accustomed to a life of plenty. We may think that success-----the good life---is defined by our wealth and how much

we’ve accumulated. Those who can’t keep up are relegated to the margins, perhaps looked upon as incapable of realizing their own potential, lacking in motivation, or an unproductive burden on the giant golden wheel of prosperity. Money changes everything. There’s some truth to that. Like many aspects of living, money can add value to our lives. Having enough money to cover our basic needs means that we might be able to give some of our energy to some other aspects of life: educating ourselves, partaking in charitable work, traveling, engaging our political interests, practicing philanthropy, and ensuring our security into our elder years. But money on its own is never enough. In these feverish economic times, diligent effort does pay off. Even mediocre effort pays off. Money and the perpetual accumulation of it is a seduction that few can resist. Yet, to maintain balance in this life, some resistance is mandatory. Winning the Lotto won’t miraculously change your life for the better if all you’ve managed to accumulate is a pile of consumer goods. The good life is found in balance, and sometimes in the simplest of pleasures that have no price tag attached.

RCMP Reports Lloydminster RCMP Charge Three In Drug Siezures On Saturday evening, June 8th 2013 the Lloydminster Municipal RCMP Traffic Unit conducted three vehicle stops in a 40 minute time frame that resulted in getting a significant amount of drugs off the Lloydminster streets. As a result three men from the Lloydminster area have been charged under the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. 19 year old Robin Eric Holtz of Lloydminster has been charged Under Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances

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Dawns Eats Dawn Hames Columnist

I am planning an engagement brunch for my niece, and I want to use my new pancake recipe. A few weekends ago my daughter in law and I tested a pancake recipe from a magazine. The batter turned out to be so thick that we now know how to make pan fried biscuits! I will let you in on that discovery later. The next morning we added more liquid to the previous recipe and came up with deliciously perfect fluffy and high pancakes. I can’t wait for the weekend to make them. Since it is an engagement celebration we will

have mimosas of champagne and orange juice, fluffy pancakes with whipped cream or maple syrup and lots of fresh fruit. Of course everyone loves bacon and eggs, so that will be added in as well, along with a hollandaise sauce for those wanting eggs Benedict. We often make our own style of eggs Benedict using bacon instead of ham. My son brought back coffee from a recent trip to Costa Rico and a special apparatus that is used to make coffee. In Costa Rico coffee is made by pouring boiling water through coffee grounds which have been place is a fabric bag. The fabric bag is held open over a metal frame that is high enough to allow a coffee pot fit underneath. He assures me that it is the best coffee he has ever tasted. Coffee taste

testing party, coming right up. Here is the pancake recipe. To turn this recipe into wonderful pan fried biscuits, reduce the milk to 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons and cook them the same way you cook pancakes. I wish I had known you could make pan fried biscuits years ago when I needed a quick biscuit to go with a meal for men coming in from the field. These biscuits are also great hot off the grill, split open with butter and jam or served cold as a tea biscuit, with whipped cream and berries. Brunch Pancakes 1 1 / 2 cups all purpose flour 1 1 / 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 / 4 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons sugar

1 egg 4 Tablespoons melted butter 1 1 / 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Oil for the skillet or grill Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar in a medium size bowl. Make a well in the bowl and add the milk, egg, melted butter and vanilla. Stir until just blended. Over stirring will toughened the pancakes. Brush the skillet or grill with oil. Oil with a high smoke point is best. Choose safflower oil, grape seed oil or canola oil. If you are using an electric grill, set it to 325 degrees. Spoon the batter onto the grill in your chosen pancake size. Flip the pancake when bubbles begin to form on the top or the bottom is a golden brown color.

Farmers For A Day Shannon O’Connor Reporter

On June 10th the Vermilion’s Elementary School children, grades one through three were visited by two representatives of the Alberta Women’s Institute. In partnership with Alberta Ag For Life they are providing education to 10,000 students throughout the province. The purpose of this initiative is to stress the role that farmers play in the children’s everyday lives, said representative Beverly Hollen. “It is vitally important that children understand where food comes from and why it’s important for them to have this

information,” said David Sprague CEO of Ag for Life. With this in mind Hollen and her daughter, Kerrie McGuckin, lead 60 grade one children in a rendition of the popular children’s song Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow which explains the farming process in a fun an interactive way. Oats, peas, beans and barley grow, Oats, peas, beans and barley grow, Can you or I or anyone know How oats, peas, beans and barley grow? The sing-song was followed by a quiz that tested the children’s knowledge about grains.

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Vermilion Elementary School Karen King Submitted June 26 is our final Accelerated Reading Celebration Day. On that day, at 10:15, the top reader in Div.1 and Div. 2 will receive a prize from the school plus a $100 scholarship from the Credit Union. Because we surpassed our reading goal of 12 500 points by reaching 12 674 points (by May 15), we will have some really fantastic activities. Mrs. Bauer’s daughter, Amber, will put on a small concert at 10:45. At 11:15, students will have the opportunity to help their fellow classmates duct tape their teachers to

the wall if they have reached their reading goals. The school has rented an obstacle bouncy castle for the students to experience. There will be a family picnic at 11:45, where parents can bring lunch and sit with their children to enjoy it together. Each student will get to dress up as a character in their favorite book. We hope you can join us on that exciting day. VES Kindergarten Grad will be taking place in the gym on June 19 for the KA/KC classes and June 20 for the KB class from 12-1 both days. The kindergarten classes will sing a few songs led by Mrs. Bauer, and then the kindergarten students and their families will enjoy a potluck lunch together.

T.D. Representative Wendy Pietrus enjoyed meeting the customers who came out for the TD BBQ held to raise funds for the Stollery Children’s Hospital on June 11th. “The fundraiser is always well received by the community.” said Pietrus. Photo Shannon O’Connor.

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Congratulations to the kindergarten students for a year of hard work and fun together. VES is still accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2013-14 school year. Please let the office know if you are interested in having your child be a part of our VES family in the fall. The grade 5 students arrived at the school early on the morning of June 6 to leave at 7:00 am for their fieldtrip to the The grade 2 students visited the Vermilion Museum on June 6 and had a wonderful time touring and TELUS World of Science answering questions in their booklets. in Edmonton. They were very well entertained with town that housed the first hospital and the ‘Weather Wonders’ presentation held RCMP barracks. They also spent the afterin the Margaret Zeidler Theatre. Students noon at the Vermilion Heritage Museum. were amazed by the fire tornado. They then The museum has a fantastic collection had a chance to tour any of four galler- of items that kept the students engaged, ies. The students were then treated to the learning about how Vermilion began, who IMAX film- ‘Hurricane on the Bayou’, which settled here, and how it changed over time. was about Hurricane Katrina (2005). This A special thanks to the volunteers at the was followed by a bagged lunch from home museum for making this day great. and a quick trip to the gift shop. The two Dates to Remember: June 17 – Grade 6 classes then separated and worked in the LA PAT Part B; June 17 – Grade 1 Paradise Electric Car Garage session. Each student Valley Museum; June 18 – Grade 6 Math got to make a simple electric car, and take PAT; June 19 – Grade 6 Science PAT; June it home. The students arrived back at the 20 – Grade 6 SS PAT; June 19&20 – Kinderschool just before 5:00 pm. It was very nice garten Grads from 12-1; June 24 – Track to see a lot of parents able to attend this and Field Day; June 26 – AR Celebration field trip. Day; June 27 – Grade 6 Celebration and On June 6, the grade 2 students had last day of school for students; August 29 – a wonderful opportunity to learn about First day back at school; Sept. 2 – Labor Day why Vermilion is unique by participat- (no school); Sept. 12 – Open House and 10 ing in a walking tour that led through the years of Roots Babies Celebration; Sept. 20 downtown area and through the part of & 23 – P.D. Days (no school). Photo submitted.

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School News

St. Jerome School News Margaret McCormack Submitted

Congratulations to Nicole Bielech, a grade eleven student, for winning an Alberta Photo Contest through The Environmental Artworks Foundation of Alberta. Contestants were invited to demonstrate through a poster or a digital picture the theme “My World: Air. Water & Land”. The pictures had to illustrate how one part connects with another or how all the parts connect with each other! The contest was open to students from grade 4-12 who lived in Alberta. There were three divisions and Nicole participated

Winning Photo by Nicole Bielech.

Grade Si x cla ss doing the Mock Legislature at the Legislative Buildings. in the grade 10-12 division. There were over 450 entries received. Nicole won a $500 RESP contribution and St. Jerome’s School received a matching contribution of $500 to be used for a school program. The Hot Lunch Program was chosen to receive the funds. Thank you to Mr. Sader for encouraging Nicole to enter her photo. On June 7, 2013 the Grade 6 students got ready to make their mark on the Legislature. The students had the opportunity to tour through the Alberta Legislature Building in Edmonton. All shared fascinating stories and sights. Our tour guide explained the history behind they building itself, as well as Alberta. After lunch, the students took part in a Mock Legislative Assembly. Each child played a role in

creating a new bill for Alberta. Some were the speaker, opposition members, government members, media and various other roles. The kids loved this part of the trip!! The final activity was a trivia game called, Race of the Ridings. This game tested the knowledge the students had gained from the tour and mock assembly. This was a fantastic experience that will help us on our upcoming Social Studies exam. Thank you to everyone involved for making this wonderful opportunity possible! Early in the morning of Thursday, June 11th, thirty grade five students loaded into the school bus to spend the day at Fort Edmonton. Thank you to Mr. Bill McIntyre for driving us. The morning was spent riding the steam engine, and touring the 1885 and 1920 Street. After a picnic lunch Julie, our guide, gave the students an extensive tour of the fort. The students learned many interesting aspects about the working of Fort Edmonton, how trading was done with the Cree and the Blackfoot, and interesting stories about the Chief Factor. The students had the opportunity to play Aboriginal Games and they also worked in groups to build a travois and had travois races. After saying goodbye to Julie the students had a bit of extra time to visit the places they missed out in the morning. Most of the students ended the day riding the Ferris Wheel at the old fashion fair. Thanks to Mrs. Beaudette, Mrs. McCormack, Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Krys, and Mrs. Maida for helping to make the day extra special.

Please look on the website to find out when students will be writing their final school exams, diploma exams and Provincial Achievement Tests. The school website is www.stjschool.org. Upcoming events: Elementary Happigrams/Musical Concert – Monday, June 17th at 10:30 am, Grade 9 & 11 Last Day – Wednesday, June 19, Elementary Track and Field – Friday, June 20th, Middle Level End of Year Trip – Tuesday, June 25, Middle Level Awards – Wednesday, June 26, Last Day for Students/Report Cards – Thursday, June 27. Photos submitted.

(L-R) Mr. David Sader, Nicole Bielech, and Carla Protsch.) Carla Protsch receiving $500 from Nicole Bielech and Mr. Sader for the St. Jerome’s Hot Lunch Program. Nicole Bielech won a Photo Contest receiving $500 RESP for herself and $500 for the school.

Credit Union Charity Tournament Shannon O’Connor Reporter

On June 14, at the Vermilion Golf and Country Club the 13th annual Vermilion Credit Union Charity Golf Tournament was held. CEO Dave Eremko said with the number of registrants, at 104, 75 sponsors, numerous prizes and an autographed Bobby Orr jersey, they are hoping to meet or exceed the $9,000 that was raised last year. The funds will go toward the Curling Club, the Mannville Rec Centre and the Vermilion Splash Park. To date $58,500 has been raised for various groups throughout the local region. Director of Relationship Management from Alberta Central, Greg Feniak, came all the way from Calgary to support the Vermilion Credit Union’s fundraising efforts. It was Feniak’s first time playing in the tournament and he was impressed with “the great turnout.”

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College News

A Weekend Of Memories For Lakeland Alumni Trudy McKenzie Reporter

From June 7th – June 9th the halls of Lakeland College rang with the voices of former students as more than 400 alumni arrived to celebrate the 2013 Lakeland College Homecoming at the Vermilion Campus. Being Lakeland College’s Centen-

nial year much of the weekend was spent recognizing the 100 years of achievements for the College and those of the students who have passed through its educational halls and fields. The second oldest Alumni Association the Lakeland association was first formed in 1915 by the college’s first graduating class, and Board of Governors Chairman, Milt Wakefield noted the level of loyalty that Lakelands alumni have demonstrated for their Alma Mater throughout the years. Having just returned from the Lloydminster Campus Convocation, where 250 more graduates added to the 400 graduates from the Vermilion Campus for 2013. Wakefield stated, “From other institutions sometimes there is a strong alumni feeling, sometimes not, I come

Jo Berglund, who was inducted into the Lakeland College Century Club in November, as most devoted alumnae. Her induction was reconfirmed during the homecoming weekend as the 92 year old attended yet another pinnacle birthday for the college. Photo Trudy McKenzie.

from the College of Education at the U of S and I can’t remember any more than three people I went to College with. It just doesn’t seem the same as when you’re here . Once you have been here and have been to Lakeland your friends are forever and that’s really really important and we want to make sure we maintain that.” June 8th the itinerary included a luncheon followed by Birthday cake in the gymnasium. Cutting the cake was Ellen ‘Jo’ Berglund a 1939 Lakeland College graduate who now resides in Edmonton. At 92, Berglund, who prefers to be known as ‘Jo’, has not only attended all four of the College’s milestone birthdays; 25th, 50th, 75th and now 100, she arrived to this latest celebration via Greyhound. Berglund was inducted into the Colleges Century Club in November as the most devoted alumnae and

(L) Board Member, Gary Moses receives the Provincial Award on behalf of Lakeland College from (R) former Vermilion – Lloydminster MLA, Lloyd Snelgrove for the establishment of the demonstration farm and 100 years of Agricultural Education. Photo Cathy Wolters.

was reconfirmed during the homecoming. Twelve more inductions to the Century Club were made over the course of the weekend including; Art Boggs who taught at Lakeland in 1960 and in 1971 created the foundation for Lakeland College’s continuing education, the Alumni Association, Alumni House, the Little Royal Rodeo and more. The Rose Ball Banquet and Dance was where former Vermilion – Lloydminster MLA, Lloyd Snelgrove presented Lakeland College with the Century Farm Award. While in office Snelgrove had nominated the college for this award and strove to ensure that as a working farm for the past 100 years the Province recognized the College’s agricultural contributions. A memorable weekend for many, homecoming weekend wound up on the 9th with a farewell breakfast.

One of 12 new inductions held over homecoming weekend into the Lakeland College Century Club was (L) Art Boggs a former instructor at the college Boggs initiated the foundation for Lakeland College’s continuing education in 1971. Photo Cathy Wolters.

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NOW 1/3 OFF!! Stars Come Out To Innisfree Trudy McKenzie Reporter

Innisfree Alberta is undergoing a transformation these days. The small town of 220 residents will not only get a name change, but in fact will be portrayed as an American town in Montana in the star studded filming of the movie Cut Bank; a movie whose story line is located in Cut Bank, Montana. Set designers have been to Innisfree setting up Cut Bank signage and erecting a huge penguin working to transform Innisfree into the small Montana town. On June 10th at the Innisfree Senior Centre, Kris Rurka, the extras cast-

ing director and two assistants for the movie held an open casting call from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Locals nearly 60 in total were lined up to the end of the block by 1 p.m. which was a far cry from the nearly 3,000 acting hopefuls who presented themselves for selection at Bonnie Doon Mall in Edmonton the previous day. Rurka from Edmonton expressed that extras will be required for a number of scenes throughout the film ranging from a couple in one scene up to 300 depending on the scene being filmed. Filming is expected to occur in June and in fact production and acting staff have begun to set up campers in the Innisfree area. The line up of stars for the film include such famous names as; Billy Bob Thornton known for films such as Slingblade, Bad Santa and Friday Night Lights; John Malkovich known for his portrayals of Lennie in the movie of Mice and Men and King Charles II in the Libertine; Sir Ben Kingsley who portrayed Ghandi in 1982 and more recently Iron Man III, 23 year old Liam Hemsworth of Hunger Game fame; Bruce Dern at

him following his arrival to a bigger city, will be directed by Matt Shakman whose directing credits include a long line up of TV Series such as; Everybody Hates Chris, Ugly Betty, House and Psych. Photos Trudy McKenzie.

77 who has been in films for over 50 years, including such films as the Astronaut Farmer, Silent Running and Monster in his portfolio. Rounding out the cast are also Michael Stuhlbarg, who played Griffin in Men in Black 3, Teresa Palmer who portrayed Becky in the Sorcerers Apprentice and Julie in Warm Bodies, Michael Sheen and Armie Hammer. The film which tells the story of an auto mechanic looking to leave the small town of Cut Bank and the bad luck that befalls

Kris Rurka extra casting director for the Cut Bank film.

Parents: Ways You Can Support Your Children During Exam Time Kerri Lorenson Submitted

June can be a very busy month for families; preparing for upcoming summer plans, wrapping up a school year, and a critical time for students...exams. How can you, as a parent, support your child and ensure they are prepared and mentally ready for their exams? Read on for some quick tips on how you can play a pivotal role in your child’s success during this sometimes stressful period... Do not pressure your child to perform well in their exams as it can sometime only stress them out. Ensure they know you believe in them and are there to help in whatever manner you possibly can. Be a source of encouragement, help them build confidence and beat the exam blues. Take the lead in creating a conducive atmosphere at home, to help children concentrate on their studies. Ensure that nutrition does not slide during this very busy time period. Encourage healthy eating habits for your child. Avoid sugary snack and junk food and instead insist on regular, proper meals. Also emphasize the importance of starting their day with a nutritious breakfast. If it is easier for your child, during this time, maybe set out healthy snacks for study periods and for them to take for the day. Insist your child gets adequate sleep. Try and emphasize to them that

staying up all night cramming does not help as much as they think, and it can actually do more harm than good. They will retain and recall information much more successfully if they have had a good night’s rest. See to it that they take regular study breaks. Allow them some time to go outside and get some fresh air or do something that they enjoy. Taking small breaks is very beneficial, just be sure they can get back to work when it is required they do so. Noise can be a primary source of distraction for students while studying. Maybe during this period of time the whole family can restrain from things like watching television, which can be a major distraction for studying children and youth. Try to create an environment that has little distraction and can allow your child to focus as best as possible. Offer to assist your child with perhaps testing them on material they have studied or if there is anything you can do for them that they feel will assist them with success in the exam. Perhaps something as simple as working on flashcards or practice tests. Above all else, be certain your child knows that you believe in them whole heartedly. It is amazing what a parent’s support and faith in their child can do for their self esteem. Good self esteem can assist them with success in their upcoming exams. This will be VIBE’s last newspaper article until September. We wish you all a

wonderful, safe summer spent with family and friends. We would like to thank you all for your continued support and for rallying to keep VIBE existing. We have been extended into the fall and will be back to offer programming surrounding mental health and wellness. Thank you again for your support! The Mental Health Capacity Building in Schools Initiative (MHCB) is an integrated, multidisciplinary team approach providing promotion, prevention and early intervention addiction, health and mental

health services to children, families and communities. The VIBE Program is one of the 37 projects involved in this initiative led by Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health in partnership with Alberta Education and funded by Alberta Health and Wellness. For more information on the assisting your child during exam time and other wellness related topics, please contact your VIBE Coach, or the Program Coordinator Pat Calyniuk at 780-853-3718 or pat.calyniuk@btps. ca.

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the Hospital & Long Term Care, for use by patients, residents, family & visitors. Construction is expected to begin in spring of 2014. Friends of Vermilion Health Center is still accepting donation for the gazebo fund, & tax receipts will be provided for donations. For more information call Darlene Dary at 780-853-3210.


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Entertainment

Vermilion Band Bricktop Gets Worldwide Exposure Shannon O’Connor Reporter

Most bands can only dream of reaching the audience that local band Bricktop is currently being exposed to via the promos for a new program called Blood and Oil which is set to air on the Discovery Channel on June 18th at 9:00 p.m. (Mountain Time). The Discovery Channel currently reaches 409 million households around the world. Bricktop’s song which is also called Blood and Oil is the featured music in the show’s promo which has been running since May 28th and will continue to run until the show’s premiere on Tuesday, June 18th. Members of the band include: Ryan Mayowski (drummer), Jeremy Fisher (bassist), Bud Kaziechko (guitars) and Eric

Ganton (lead vocals). When you listen to the song it is hard to believe that it was written well before the show even existed. “We wrote, produced and recorded the song ourselves a few years ago, as a statement about the Alberta oil industry,” said Bricktop’s lead vocalist Eric Ganton. Somehow the gritty sound and ominous lyrics also fit perfectly with the concept of the reality show. The show focuses on the Cutter’s family owned oil company in Ohio that is struggling to stay afloat amidst a sea of corporate oil interests. To quote the promo of Blood and Oil, “Oil is the earth’s blood.” And to quote Bricktop’s lyrics “We got what you came for, we got your blood and oil.” This sets up what is, according to the show’s producers, the ultimate “David and Goliath” battle.

Ganton gives credit for the song being picked up by Discovery to Jim Yake of SnakeTakes Studios in Edmonton. Yake contacted the show about the song and sold them on it. “It’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time with the right song,” said Ganton. Not only did the show agree to use the song in their promos, they also liked the title of it so much that they switched the series name from Cutter Oil to Blood and Oil inspired by the song, added Ganton. There is nothing officially in place as far as using the song for the remainder of the series and Ganton, who has been in the music business for ten years, is reluctant to get his hopes up. “Let’s just say the

Science Day At Clandonald School Jill Dutchak and Bailey Koebel, Clandonald Grade 9 Students Submitted

On May 27th, 2013, Clandonald School had their annual school Science Day. They had several volunteers come to the school and share their passion for science. Lakeland College sent out Robyn Rodgers, Crystal Mullen, Larry Bingham, and Peter Walsh. They had hands-on presentations involving animal x-rays, animal organs and bones, soil samples and experiments, elephant toothpaste,

hands on crafts, and bug examination. Let’s Talk Science, from Edmonton, sent out Angela Shamchuk, Julie Nguyen, and Evan Zuilof. They had an awesome chemical reaction presentation for everyone; a feast for the senses and budding biology for the Kindergarten-grade 3’s; Oily Ocean and Lemon Batteries for the grade 4-grade 6’s; and Chemical Reactions and heat as well as Newton’s car for the grade 7-9’s . The whole school participated, and everyone had a fantastic day! We would like to thank the Let’s Talk Science and Lakeland College volunteers

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f o r p a r t i c i p a ting in our Science Day and inspiring us with their love of science. Photo submitted.

(Left to Right) Robyn Rodgers, Elaina Hyshka, Colt Jack son (behind) Sylis Heinrichs, Alexis Garnier.

surprise will be that much sweeter when it does come true.” Blood and Oil the song by Bricktop is currently available for purchase on ITunes (Side A – EP) and the promo for the Discovery Channel show Blood and Oil can be viewed on YouTube. Photo Bricktop.


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Dewberry Chuckwagon Races

2012 Dewberry Champ Leads Second Heat

(L) Vern Nolin in the Bob Jacks Sheet Metal wagon pulled ahead of Chance Bensmiller in the Reita Creek Scoreboards rig to finish top spot in heat 2, June 14th at the 2013 Dewberry Chuckwagon Races. Posting a time of 110.28 Nolin was knocked down to 11th place in the drivers standings for the first night of action. Local driver Bensmiller posted a time of 110.57 for a first night finish in 17th. Photos Trudy McKenzie.

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Speak up, share your thoughts and most of all take control and follow through with your plans. Good ideas coupled with hard work and patience will ensure that you excel in your plans. Love is in the stars.

Gemini

Do something that will make you feel good about what you have to offer. Giving back to an organization or cause you feel akin to will help you get a clearer vision regarding what you should do personally or professionally.

Cancer

Make practical changes to your domestic environment that will ensure you are not going to be stressed out over finances. These changes will also help motivate you to explore new pastimes. Creating comfort and a user-friendly space should be your goal.

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An unpredictable approach to whatever you do will keep someone in check who is trying to put demands on you. Don't cave under pressure when you should be taking control and following a path that suits your needs.

Participating in a community event, a challenge or a cause you believe in will lead to interesting friendships, love and romance or a new and improved attitude and view of a situation you face with a colleague or partner.

Don't let anyone pressure you or cause you to second-guess your next move. Indulge in something that interests you or develop a plan that will take you in a new direction. The possibilities are endless if you believe in your talent and skill.

Get involved in activities and you will discover information that will help you move forward with a unique project. Your memory will serve you well, allowing you to reconnect with someone from your past that has something to offer you now.

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Pisces

Don't make assumptions, especially where money is involved. Dig deep and find out the exact figures and facts required to make a sound decision. A partnership may be based on unrealistic expectations. An emotional decision will be costly.

Money is heading your way from an unusual source. Love is highlighted, and sharing with someone you feel emotionally in tune with will bring about changes as well as demands. Make sure you are ready to compromise before you make a commitment.

A sudden change in your status or reputation will occur if you make an impulsive decision regarding your personal life. Don't make changes without considering all the pros and cons. A relationship may be in jeopardy. Listen to complaints.

Take on a challenge that will get you moving and test your skills. Broaden your horizons through experiences you encounter and by dealing with people trying to accomplish similar personal goals. Open your mind to new possibilities and lifestyles.

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Mannville School News Susan Obrigewitch Submitted

Fun in the Sun will be happening on June 26th for the grades 1-6. This year we will be having a new theme which is a bit of a surprise. The students can dress in sun hats, shades, shorts and t-shirts, flip-flops, and of course, they need to bring a beach towel (with their name on it please!) Two lucky and deserving students from grade 4, 5 or 6 will be receiving an RESP contribution from the Mannville/ Vermilion Credit Union. Mr. Myhovich and Fat Cat will be making this presentation during the final week of school. But it’s a secret and so we cannot let you know the winners yet! These two students have shown so much pride with the Accelerated Reading Program here at our school. They have completed over 20 quizzes, received over 85% average on all quizzes, and have challenged themselves to reading books that are at their ZPD level or above. Plus, their points have been adding up very quickly throughout the year. A special congratulation goes to all of our students who have been completing the quizzes AND placed numerous

happy faces on their pride chains! PAWS Konieczny, Darcy Charron (alumni), and Alicia Rutt. for READING!! Joanne Sargeant, Don Church, Nicole A glance ahead: Report Card Day – The last class field trip has been Cusack and Zane Polishuk. And to the June 27th. If you are unable to pick up booked for Thursday, June 20th. Mrs. students who joined in to help with the your report card (after 12 p.m., you will Amero is taking her grade three/four drive: Andrea Bury, Davin Charron, need to leave a self-addressed envelope class to Bodo. At Bodo the students Reagen Hryhirchuk, Jaden Tod, Mitch at the school. get to tour the interpretive center and Amero, Stephen Baker, experience an archaeological dig. First Ke n z i e S m i t h , K a s t y n though they get to get in a morning of K o n i e c z n y, M a k e n n a swimming in Wainwright. Konieczny, Payton KoniecThe yearend swim for our elementary zny, Sam Rutt, Caitlyn students has been booked for Tuesday, Hanch and Lucas Amero. June 25th. First students will be treated The cooks were kept In need of siding or window replacement to a movie at the theatre followed by busy cooking hamburgers swimming at the pool in Vegreville. and hotdogs on June 7th at Our Thermal Insulated Siding has an R value Congratulations go out to grade eight the yearend barbeque for 6 times more than the conventional insulated siding. student, Kenzie Smith, who placed first staff and students. Cooks Combine Thermal Insulated Siding with the in shotput at the BTJHAA Track and included Louise Storch, EN-R-MAX PLUS®, triple glazed, energy star rated, 3” wideShari version Field finals in Wainwright. Wowk, Kim Hinton LIFETIME WARRANTY windows and your home A big tha nk 13041AA0 13061AA1 13063AA1 12113AA3 12114AA5 13024AA1 13031AA1 13032AA0 13033AA0 12111AA0 12103AA0 12094AA0 13035AA0 12112AA1 12104AA3 12101AA2 12102AA2 you to the will become the showplace of your neighbourhood. community for We are in need of these homes to feature on our supporting our website. We will install either product to your S p o r t s B ot tl e Drive. Money home at a reasonably low cost, with no payments SO007027 raised will help for a full year. to cover the For more information and details... costs of tournawww.brandtjobs.com ments, etc. for CALL NOW our athletes. Thank you to our bottle drive www.abalbuilding.com volunteers: Tim

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Road To The CFR – Rodeo Canada Events To Be Televised Release

Canadian Professional Rodeo is coming to your TV and computer screens!! The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Tanner Young Publishing Group, iLink Media Group, Edmonton Northlands, Edmonton Destination Hotels, Travel Alberta and Rogers Media Inc. to present webcast and television coverage of six Canadian Professional Rodeo events.

The timing is especially exciting as Canadian professional rodeo gears up for the 40th Anniversary of the Canadian Finals Rodeo. The move is designed to increase awareness of professional rodeo and enable its fan base to grow and become more involved with the sport. The program will feature a combination of webcasts and telecasts of a designated performance from each of the selected rodeos and will include live web streaming of the first five CFR performances and the national broadcast of the final CFR performance which will air LIVE on a national

Rogers cable channel that is also available nationally on satellite. (Look for the live webcasts on www.rodeocanada.com and www.cfr.ca.) The first broadcast will took place at the Daines Ranch Rodeo in Innisfail June 16th and subsequent broadcasts are scheduled for the Wainwright Stampede, Ponoka Stampede, Medicine Hat Stampede, Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede and the Canadian Finals Rodeo with the schedule culminating with the live national telecast of the final performance of the 40th Anniversary edition of the Canadian Finals

Rodeo. “The Canadian Finals Rodeo is very excited about the most recent announcement pertaining to TV and webcast coverage of the CFR,” enthused CFR Commissioner, John Windwick. “It’s an opportunity to share all six performances with rodeo fans across Canada and the world. We know we have the very best in rodeo at the finals, and this is just another way to spread the news about the amazing talent that comes to Edmonton each year in November. Cowboys and cowgirls work hard all

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AWNA Blanket and Local Classifieds AUCTIONS

SASK LIVE AUCTIONS July 13, 2013. 1 p.m. - year round home Turtle Lake. 4 p.m. - year round home Murray Lake. 7 p.m. - lakeview cabin Jackfish Lake. Kramer Auctions Ltd., 306-445-5000; www. kramerauctions.com. UNRESERVED COLLECTOR Tractor, Vehicle, Antique & Equipment Auction. Sat., June 22, 9 a.m., Redwater, Alberta. 1 mile east & 2 1/2 north. Approximately 90 old tractors; 6 cross motor tractors; vehicles, signage, full house. View full listings online www.prodaniukauctions.

AUTO PARTS

WRECKING TRUCKS all makes, all models. Dodge, GMC, Ford, Imports. Lots of 4X4 stuff, diesel, gas. Trucks up to 3 tons. We ship anywhere. Call 306821-0260, Bill (Lloydminster) reply text, email, call; blackdog2010doc@hotmail.com. We ship same day bus, dhl, transport.

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NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $269. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228. ATTENTION ALL NETWORK Marketers drink coffee - Lose weight - Make a fortune! Canadian launch. Get positioned now! Call Lori at 1-877-682-1391.

CAREER TRAINING

TAKE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT, Early Learning and Child Care, or Child and Youth Care at Lakeland College’s Vermilion campus or start with online courses. Call Joelene for details. 1-800-6616490, ext. 8579; www.lakelandcollege.ca. OVER 90% EMPLOYMENT rate for CanScribe graduates! Medical Transcriptionists are in demand and CanSrcribe graduates get jobs. Payments under $100 per month, 1-800-466-1535; www.canscribe.com; admissions@canscribe.com. INVESTMENT SALES REPS wanted. Prefer Canadian Securities Course accreditation, or will provide training to experienced sales professionals. Call Pangaea Asset Management Inc. 1-800-6683990 or email: bfraser@emrcapital.ca.

COMING EVENTS

THE WORKS: Opening Night Celebrations on June 20, at Churchill Square, Edmonton. Art, design, music, food and fun for everyone!

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

GPRC is now hiring Instructors for the following positions: Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Fairview Campus); Welding Instructor (Fairview Campus); Power Engineering Instructor (Fairview/Grande Prairie Campus). No teaching experience? No problem because we train you to become an Instructor! For more information on these positions visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca/careers. WINCH TRACTOR OPERATORS. Must have experience operating a winch. To apply fax, email or drop off resume at the office. Phone 780-842-6444. Fax 780-842-6581. Email: rigmove@telus.net. Mail: H&E Oilfield Services Ltd., 2202 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, AB, T9W 1L7. For more employment information see our webpage: www.heoil.com. CASH DAILY for outdoor work! Guys ‘n Gals 16 years and up! No experience necessary; www.PropertyStarsJobs.com.

AN ALBERTA OILFIELD construction company is hiring dozer, excavator, and labourer/rock truck operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction 780-723-5051. PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyramidcorporation. com or fax 780-955-HIRE. FERUS REQUIRES A Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic to join our growing team to service Ferus expanding fleet of tractor & trailer units at our Blackfalds & Grande Prairie bases. Requirements: Good working knowledge of heavy duty truck & trailer repairs, a CVIP inspection licence (or ability to obtain one), potential for overtime and on call work. Ferus offers: Competitive base salary & bonus incentive plan, shift rotation with accommodations provided or relocation allowance, excellent benefits package. Please email your resume to: humanresources@ ferus.com or fax 1-888-879-6125. Reference: Ad # GP-0613-HDMJ. SKILLED TRAINING = jobs in oil/gas/mining! High Velocity Equipment Training College trains on Rock Truck, Loader, Excavator and more. Ministry licensed, safety tickets, Employment Counsellor. 94.8% of grads employed at $70K/year. 1-866963-4766. ADVERTISING TRAFFIC COORDINATOR, Edmonton, Alberta. Community newspapers are thriving in a media environment where words like “community” and “hyper-local” are proving to be the keys to advertising success. The Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association is committed to providing advertisers with unsurpassed service and up-to-date information on each of the community newspapers served. We are seeking an Advertising Traffic Coordinator, a support role to the Advertising Director. The successful applicant will be responsible for managing existing clients including market research, helping clients determine needs and providing proposals reflecting the suggested course of action, while ensuring accuracy of client bookings. Attention to detail, organizational skills, problem solving, teamwork and personable disposition are necessary for the successful candidate. Please submit your resume, references and salary expectations by email: info@ awna.com or fax 780-430-5380. No phone calls please. This position is available immediately. Please visit our website for more information at www.awna. com. EXPERIENCED EQUIPMENT OPERATORS required for oilfield construction company. Knowledge of oilfield lease, road building. Competitive salary, benefits. Safety tickets, drivers abstract required. Fax resume 780-778-2444. NOW LOCATED in Drayton Valley. BREKKAAS Vacuum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers, Super Heater Operators with all valid tickets. Top wages, excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: dv@brekkaas.com. Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959. NOW HIRING! Earn extra cash - Men & Women in demand for simple work. Part-time/full-time. Can be done from home. Acceptance guaranteed - No experience required, all welcome! www.AlbertaJobLinks.com. OPENINGS in Alberta areas for Highway Maintenance Class 1 or 3 Operators. Full-time and part-time positions available. Fax resume to Carillion Canada at 780-449-0574 or email: mcroft@carillionalberta. ca. Positions to start Oct. 15, 2013. Please state what position you are interested in.

NEWCART CONTRACTING LTD. is hiring for the upcoming turnaround season. Journeyman/Apprentice; Pipefitters; Welders; Boilermakers; Riggers. Also: Quality Control; Towers; Skilled Mechanical Labourer; Welder Helpers. Email: resumes@newcartcontracting.com. Fax 1-403-729-2396. Email all safety and trade tickets. WELL ESTABLISHED COMPANY is hiring Drivers and Equipment Operators in Whitecourt, Alberta. Fulltime positions with excellent salary and benefits. Clean drivers abstract. Email resume: t.o.s@hotmail. ca. SEEKING A CAREER in the Community Newspaper business? Post your resume for FREE right where the publishers are looking. Visit: www.awna.com/ resumes_add.php. NEEDED. Heavy Equipment Technicians and Maintenance personnel for expanding pipeline company in Olds, Alberta for work in shop and jobsites throughout Western Canada. Fax resume to 403-5567582 or email: pdunn@parklandpipeline.com.

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

1997 CASE TRACTOR MX-120. Front wheel assist, power shift, shuttle shift. Excellent condition, all updates including tires. Winter housed heated garage. $49,000. OBO. Call 780-524-3029.

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FRANKLIN WOLTERS, BOOK in Paper back Now Out “Memories of life on Grizzly Bear Coulee.” Call Franklin for sale locations or book signing events 780-853-7520. FOR SALE FLEXICOIL #65, sprayer 90’ boom, Auto fold and auto rate, peacock foam, marker with 4 canisters of foam. 780-853-2463

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SERVICES

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Voice Classified and Careers JANDEL HOMES NOW hiring! Alberta’s Largest Modular/Manufactured Home Dealership has an immediate opening for a part-time Sales Assistant in our Vermilion subdivision. Flexible hours. $15/ hour plus commission. Please forward your resume to Jennifer Hillmer via email jhillmer@jandelhomes. com or fax to 780.960.2842.

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Vehicles for Sale by Tender CHALLENGER TRUCKING Is currently looking for an experienced plumber to join our growing team.

We are looking for full-time experienced (at least 1 year) class 1 truck drivers. You will be completing all tasks and duties associated with fluid hauling and all oilfield tickets are an asset (H2S, First Aid). Resumes can be sent to Box 51 Dewberry AB T0B1G0, or send to challenger@mcsnet.ca. Or fax to 780 847 3172

The ideal candidate must have a good attitude, be self motivated, have good communication and organizational skills, be competent & reliable, have good analytical and decision making skills, be able to work independently or part of a team, and be in good physical condition.

We offer competitive wages, benefits, and bonuses. Serving Wainwright and surrounding areas for over 30 years! Please e-mail resume in confidence to warawahp@gmail.com or fax it to 780-845-9960.

Unit 891 Unit 613 Unit 523 Unit 009 Unit 022 Unit 024 Unit 991 Unit 521

1989 Ford E-350 24-Passenger Bus diesel, new tires, 427,155 km 2006 12-Passenger Bus with wheelchair lift, diesel, 234,637 km 1993 Chev S-10 Sonoma with topper, 205,984 km 2000 Ford Windstar 247,604 km 2002 Ford Windstar 222,615 km, not eligible for hail coverage 2002 Ford Windstar 258,305 km 1999 Chev Astro 194,294 km, not eligible for hail coverage 1991 Chev G-20 Cargo Van rebuilt transmission, 240,314 km

Vehicles can be viewed at Vermilion Campus between the hours of 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 pm Monday through Friday. All vehicles sold as is, where is. Highest or any bid not necessarily accepted. Please submit sealed tenders to: Lakeland College c/o Lawrence Hess 5707 College Drive, Vermilion, AB T9X 1K5 Tender closing date: 1 pm, Friday, June 21, 2013


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St. Jerome’s School Seeking 2 Teacher Assistants

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Careers Road To The CFR – Rodeo Canada Events To Be Televised Cont. Rodeo – June 16th, Wainwright Stampede – June 23rd, Ponoka Stampede – July year to make the finals in Edmonton, and 1st, Medicine Hat Stampede – July 26th, not all of their dedicated fans can make the Strathmore Heritage Days Rodeo – Aug performances, so this is just another way 5th. to help people watch the sport they love, A one hour Highlight show of each of and maybe promote the sport of Rodeo to these shows will air the following weekend a new audience.â€? on (Rogers Media). Check roadtothecfr. CPRA Rodeo Administrator Kynan Vine com or www.rodeocanada.com for dates, adds. “We are very pleased about the times and information. upcoming rodeo coverage. The CPRA has * 40th Anniversary edition of the CFR – been working very hard the last couple of First 5 performances webcast LIVE years to try and expose rodeo to as many * Championship Sunday Broadcast Live fans and potential fans as possible. Work- Nationally on Rogers ing with a group like ilink and with Rogers * Championship Sunday Delayed brings a whole new level of exposure for us. Webcast – Sunday Night Canadian Pro Rodeo has not seen this kind The on camera personalities for the of television coverage since the 1980s with series include longtime rodeo announcer the Budweiser series. We are very thankful and television commentator, Dave Poulsen for all the hard work of everyone involved and veteran rodeo announcer and analyst, and especially the cooperation of the rodeo Doug Young. They will be joined by behindcommittees.â€? the chutes reporter, Katy Lucas. A new website that will focus attention In addition, Road to the CFR will be on the program went live on June 10th at giving away a CFR VIP Experience after www.roadtothecfr.com. See the website each rodeo through the website – 2 Minifor further details as they are finalized and Pack tickets to CFR, 2 nights’ accommoannounced. The schedule for the season dation in Edmonton including breakfast, 2 broadcasts is as follows: Daines Ranch Adult Edmonton Attractions Passes and a Behind the Chutes tour at CFR. Radisson Hotel Edmonton South General Manager, Robin Cumine shared the optimism about the agreement, “This partnership, which includes the Edmonton DestiRequires Marketing Hotels group, will open up 3â€? wide version nation the sport of Pro Rodeo to a new generation of fan, and keep the sport front and centre throughout the Pro Rodeo season. With so for Immediate Employment many professional sports competing for eyeballs and ticket sales, the success of the with winch CFR experience depends on increasing its fan base, We oer competitive wages and this partnership goes a long way to RIG MOVING EXPERIENCE A DEFINITE ASSET SO008915 both reaching out to the new Pro Rodeo fan andFullare willing to train the Time Position primarily in the Kindersley, Saskatchewan area. We offer as well asPlan. providing the current fan a way to Competitive Wages, a Safe Work Environment and Employee Benefit right individual. Some shift watch their favorite pro rodeo riders. PartTRAINING CERTIFICATES APPLICANTS NEED TO PROVIDE nerships like this are a key component to work may required. To be supplied. A Driver Abstractbe & Resume Wages Negotiated with Experience We will also provide training in-house. ensuring the continued success and viabilResumes dropped ityRON of Pro Rodeo in Alberta.â€? TO APPLY :may GOOD be TO GO TRUCKING – ATTN WILLS is hoped that through continued FAX  tOFFICE o in person at PHONE: (306)It463-1454 support of the Canadian Professional P.O.Box 1855, Kindersley, SK S0L 1S0 4418-47MAIL: Avenue, Vermilion Rodeo as well as growth of the Canadian Finals Rodeo, we can host the CFR in or e-mailed to Edmonton for the next 40 years to come.â€? vermilionseedplant@telus.net. The new webcast/telecast initiative 3.75â€? wide versionpromises to be an exciting step forward for Canadian rodeo as it brings the groundpounding excitement of the sport with winch experience into living rooms RIG MOVING EXPERIENCE A DEFINITE ASSET and onto television, SO008915 Full Time Position primarily in the Kindersley, Saskatchewan area. We offer computer and iPad screens from coast Competitive Wages, a Safe Work Environment and Employee Benefit Plan. to coast. See www. TRAINING CERTIFICATES APPLICANTS NEED TO PROVIDE rodeocanada.com or A Driver Abstract & Resume To be supplied. Wages Negotiated with Experience We will also provide training in-house. www.roadtothecfr. TO APPLY : GOOD TO GO TRUCKING – ATTENTION RON WILLS com for details. FAX  tOFFICE PHONE: (306) 463-1454 MAIL: P.O.Box 1855, Kindersley, SK S0L 1S0

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East Central Alberta Catholic School Division #16 invites applications for two Teacher Assistant positions at St. Jerome’s School in Vermilion, Alberta. Position 1: This full time Teacher Assistant position will be working with various elementary students but the position may be assigned based on the strengths of the applicant and the needs of the student. Position 2: This full time Teacher Assistant position will be working with two PUF students in the ECS classroom. The positions are subject to the ECACS #16 support staff collective agreement and would start August 27, 2013. Interested applicants can send their application, including a covering letter, a faith reference from your parish priest, and your resume to: Allan Chase, Principal St. Jerome’s School 4820 - 46 Street Vermilion, AB T9X 1G2 Fax : (780) 853-4343 E-mail : allan.chase@ecacs16.ab.ca

The closing date for this competition is Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

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Cargill is a respected leader in world agriculture with a network of 74 farm service centers across Canada. Cargill has openings for Hourly Plant Operators at our Farm Service Center in Vermilion, Alberta.

FULL-TIME PLANT OPERATORS Duties include:

• Operating Grain Cleaners • Loading Rail Cars and Trucks • Grading Grain • Unloading Trucks • Cleaning the Elevator • Shipping and Receiving Fertilizer, Seed, and Chemical • Operating Forklift and Bobcat • Maintaining the Yard Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to work variable shifts. Strong customer service and teamwork skills are required. Successful candidates must be able to handle the physical labour requirements of the job and be able to work extended hours including evenings and weekends if required. Cargill emphasizes integrity, safety, and customer service in a team-based environment. Please drop off your application at the facility: 1 mile east of Vermilion Attention: Marvin Wagner – Plant Manager 780-853-6200 marvin_wagner@cargill.com We thank all those who apply but will only contact those selected for interviews. Cargill is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about Cargill please visit www.cargill.ca and to view other job opportunities visit www.cargill.jobs

Vermilion Seed Cleaners Co-op Association Ltd. A FULL TIME PLANT OPERATOR

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Careers Achievement Day Marks End Of Season Shannon O’Connor Reporter On June 9th the Vermilion 4-H Light Horse Club held their Achievement Day (marking the end of the season) at Hidden Lake Ranch. Two awards were handed out: Most Improved went to Dixie Allen and Most Dedicated went to Breanne Hryhirchuk. Members of the club and their parents enjoyed a two hour trail ride and a pot luck lunch provided by the member’s parents before the awards were handed out. Unfortunately, the club’s gymkhana was cancelled due to rain. The Vermilion 4-H Light Horse Club offers budding, novice and skilled horse lovers a means of interacting with like-minded people as well as providing the opportunity to learn about horses.

“Members of the club learn how to improve their horse skills including, horsemanship, ground work, trail riding and so much more,” said General Leader Krystal Enstrom. Leslie Farkash, Assistant Leader with the club, thanks the volunteers for all their hard work and the Gannon family of Hidden Lake Ranch for making their premises available to celebrate Achievement Day. If someone would like to join the Vermilion 4-H Light Horse Club who doesn’t have a horse, the club may be able to connect you with someone who is willing to lease a horse out, added Enstrom. The new season will begin in September. For more information on the Vermilion 4-H Light Horse Club please call either Krystal Enstrom at: 780 871-1513 or Leslie Farkash at: 780 581-3346. Photos Shannon O’Connor.

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Breanne Hryhirchuk is awarded Most Dedicated.

Dixie Allen was surprised when she received the Most Improved Award.

TOWN HALL LANDSCAPE PROJECT SEALED TENDER The Town of Vermilion welcomes tenders for the Design and Build Landscaping Project for Town Hall Park. The property is approximately 1,750 m (18,836 sq. ft.) and is located at 5021 – 49th Avenue. The Design and Build would include location of existing elements and grades, utility locations, determining existing soils, as well as trees, shrubs, perennials, paving stone to match Main Street, Retaining Walls, and garden mix. The Town of Vermilion will manage the project. Sealed tenders must be addressed to the Town of Vermilion 5021 – 49th Avenue, Vermilion, AB T9X 1X1 and clearly marked on the envelope “Town Hall Park Landscape Project”. Tenders will be accepted until 4:30 pm on July 2, 2013. Bid openings will not be open to the bidders; notice will be given in writing of the tender results. For more information a concept design can be obtained on our website at www.vermilion.ca or at the Vermilion Town Hall For additional information please contact Shawn Bell at sbell@vermilion.ca or 780-581-2406

Apply in store or online at www.yourwalmartcareer.ca

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PRE-APPLICATION forms can be picked up at your local R.C.M.P. Detachment OR download from www.apbvsa.com. Please fax the completed pre-application to (780) 842-5516 or drop off to the at your R.C.M.P. Detachment. Once the pre-application form is reviewed by the Program Director you will be contacted and given the details of the program application process.


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(L e f t)A s si st a nt Manager of Customer Service and Sales at UFA, Greg Barlow, was pleased to offer in-store specials along with a BBQ on Farmer’s Day to recognize local farmers on this very auspicious day. Photos Shannon

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Farmer’s Day

A good crowd lined up for the hot dogs, donuts, drinks and ice-cream served up Farmer’s Day at UFA.


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Sports

In the Novice Division the Vermilion Roar faced the Wainwright Wolfpack in Vermilion on Monday June 10th. The Roar held their own against the Wolfpack until the third period when the Pack pulled ahead to defeat the Roar 6-3.

Photos Shannon O’Connor.

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Despite a valiant effort on the part of the Vermilion Roar Tykes, they came up short on Monday June 10th against the Timbits. The final score was 7-2.


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