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Horsing Around

It’s hard to tell just who’s having more fun in this unusual game of soccer, the horses or their riders. The fun was all part of the Regional 4-H Light Horse Club’s four day Horse Camp held at the Vermilion Agricultural Society’s grounds from August 7 – 10. (More on page 3)

In This Week’s Issue: 473 Clandonald Fair Page 2

Mistahiya Music Festival Local Flood Relief Page 13 Page 18



Careers Pages 22 - 26

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The Clandonald Country Fair

”Oh what fun it is to ride…” Children’s Tractor Pull and The Parade.

This float celebrated 100 Years of 4-H in Canada, which was the theme of this year’s Fair in Clandonald.

Not Part of The Parade


Various Fire Departments meant to be in the parade were called away just before the parade began and returned just when the parade ended.







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Minister of Tourism and Recreation and ML A, Richard Starke said he was happy to be at the Clandonald Fair again and urged Albertans to be tourists in their own province.

F lyin’ Bob showed hi s juggling prowess at the Clandonald Fair on Saturday, August 10.

New and vintage items were on display in the Exhibit Hall.

Look who was spotted riding in the Clandonald Parade.









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Horse Camp Isn’t Just For Horses Shannon O’Connor

In total, 11 instructors taught the Churko agreed and added that the their children. “The consensus from members a variety of skills includ- c a m p i s a g re a t o p p o r t u n i t y fo r the parents is that they hope to see i n g , d r i l l te a m , d r i v i n g , l e a th e r- parents to get involved and support the camp continue.” work, reigning, gymkhana, extreme Members of the Regional 4-H Light trail, craft, working cow, hoof care, Horse Club joined forces in Vermilion grooming, horse massage, English August 7 – 10 to participate in a four- and Western horsemanship and equiday clinic that was instructional and tation. fun. This year the club from Bonny“A lot of these kids don’t come from ville hosted the event. farming families and without 4-H they Co- Chair of the event from the would never be exposed to horses this 4-H District of Bonnyville, Chantal way,” said Vallee. The Horse Camp has Vallee, said the Camp provides a great been going strong for over 15 years. opportunity for members to receive “Some of our instructors attended the instruction in different activities that camp as 4-H members. It’s a great they might otherwise not be exposed way for the members to see what to at a local club level. “The costs 4-H can give to them. Kids can come for the instruc tor, equipment and back as instructors. The instructors grounds are expensive,” added Vallee. are saying they want to come back “It makes more sense to have a clinic too and have commented on what a for 40 kids instead of two.” fantastic program this is.” Even though a differe n t cl u b h o s t s th e 4- H Horse Camp each year, it has been held in Vermilion for the past 6-8 years, said Vallee. The Vermili o n A g r i c u l t u r a l S o c i - On The Ropes ety donates their grounds The 4-H members practiced the roping skills they learned at the Regional 4-H for the Camp. “They are Horse Camp. Photos Shannon O’Connor. so accommodating here. Ve r m i l i o n s h o u l d co u n t themselves lucky to have grounds like these. We are AUGUST WEEK 2 very envious of what goes Vermilion Voice & Dragon Hare Studio Present on here. We would love to have facilities like this in B onny ville.” Vallee also noted the great suppor t th ey re ce i ve d fro m th e Vermilion community in general. “Overall, the Camp provides a great way fo r th e d if fe re nt cl u b s , parents and members to get together and talk about what other clubs are doing”, said Vallee. “It is a very social four days as well as instructional and we have scheduled time for fun, like horse soccer, Costume Parade Winner a ro d e o a n d a co s tu m e Shyanne Braun won 1st Place in the costume parade with the Hawaiian themed outfits that she parade.” Co-event Chair Yvonne and her horse sported. CUT ALONG THE LINE

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RCMP Youth Camp Enters Third Year

High School Students Get FirstHand Look at a Career Nowhere Near Ordinary The Royal Canadian Mounted Police offers a challenging, exciting, and rewarding career to those who want to make a difference in their communities and across Canada. The RCMP

is always recruiting and we are looking for people from all walks of life to join Canada’s national police service. As part of the RCMP’s recruiting efforts, RCMP recruiters in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northwest Territories have partnered with the RCMP Academy, “Depot” Division, to send 32 high-school students to the third annual youth camp for one week in August. The students were selected based on academic achievement and their interest in a career in policing. They will learn what it’s like to be a police officer in training through activities such as drill, driver simulation training, and tours of the RCMP Academy

and the RCMP Heritage Centre. The students selected for the RCMP Youth Camp form a co-ed group that is reflective of a typical RCMP cadet troop. By the end of the week-long camp, the group will develop a good understanding of the career possibilities offered by the RCMP thanks to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Depot prior to submitting an RCMP application. “The RCMP Youth Camp is a fantastic way for young people to learn about a career with the RCMP – and to experience some aspects of cadet trainin g first-han d,” said Cst. PJ DEMURIAK, a member of the Alberta RCMP recruiting team, and one of

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Kitsch Culture Shannon O’Connor Columnist

There is no doubt that Albertans love co ll e c ti n g. T h e re a re ya rd s a l e s , auctions, antique stores, thrift shops, and roadside sellers throughout the province. It is a veritable treasure trove for both seasoned and novice collectors. Inevitably, among all of this treasure there is usually an example or two, or three of kitsch. In fact, some people even think that kitsch is the treasure and all those antiques are blocking the view of the good stuff. Certain objects known as kitsch are very collectible of late and can be found at reasonable prices. Kitsch refers to mass produced items that are meant to appeal to a mass audience such as tourists and most souvenirs fall into this category. To this end, they are often brightly coloured and very tacky. For the ultimate kitsch collector, the tackier an object is the more appealing it is.

Some collectors love kitsch for kitsch sake and others love it in a more ironic way. I fall into the latter categor y although I do draw the line at certain objects. For instance, I do not own and hope to never own a black velvet painting of a tiger in full pounce mode, or a print of a bunch of dogs playing poker, but I must confess to owning a Blue Mountain Potter y flamingo statue. The flamingo is the poster child for souvenir kitsch in Florida and Blue Mountain Pottery is its Canadian clay equivalent. I doubled my kitsch value in one object. To add a third and final ironic punch to this combo, I don’t even think it is authentic Blue Mountain Pottery. Can you say kitsch hatrick? But what does all this kitsch collec ting say ab out our culture? Why does our species feel the need to collect junk? Do we really think buying a mini plaster replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa will bring us closer to solving the mystery of why it hasn’t toppled. Perhaps we think this replica will actually become valuable

if the tower does topple (a ridiculous assumption since the 1 billion other replicas sitting on people’s shelves would also need to topple simultaneously to ascribe an increased value to the mass produced object). Do we think having a replica puts us directly in touch with the genius who designed it? I t h i n k i t h a s m o r e to d o w i t h nostalgia. These objects are readily available, easy to afford and represent a time in our lives we will not see again (for better or worse). The recent b estseller, “Crap At My Parents House,” offers a nostalgic view of some of the “unfathomable” things people collect. Author Joel Dovev posted a picture online of some traditionally Jewish items on his parents’ mantelpiece that were situated next to a pirate ship with the caption, “ What are we Jewish pirates?” His post was so popular he began a blog and requested submissions of similar tacky items found in other peoples parents’ homes. Thousands of sub missio ns b e ga n flo o din g in

from all over the world. This proves no one is immune to kitsch (just look at some of the Queen’s hats). Some of the objects in the book are just laugh out loud funny but some of the objects contain some serious social and historical undertones. For instance, an item author Joel Dovev originally thought was a racist lawn ornament turned out to be a coding device that was used to help slaves escape via the Underground Railway. Of course, sometimes a deer hoof beer bottle opener is just a deer hoof beer bottle opener. I think whether you love or hate kitsch (let’s face it there is probably no grey area here), it does make a statement about our culture. Maybe stop and think about what you are buying at the next yard sale and why you’re buying it. If kitsch appeals to you, you are probably trying to hang on to something from your past. Wouldn’t it be ironic if one day that grizzly bear toilet paper holder you purchased at the local thrift store were the only evidence that remained of the human race?

Letter To The Editor Supporting Mental Health Initia- tions counsellors and case managers. tives with th e C a na d ia n Arm e d O u r G o v e r n m e n t i s c o m m i tForces ted to ensuring that our men and women of the Canadian Armed T h i s l e t te r i s i n re s p o n s e to a Forces (CAF) benefit from the best Letter to the Editor which ran in the available healthcare possible. Since 29 May 2013 edition of the Tofield 2006, CAF healthcare expenditures Mercur y, in which Patricia Varga, have increased by over $130 million, D o m i n i o n P re si d e n t of th e Roya l bringing expenditures to approxiC a n a d i a n L e g i o n , ex p r e s s e d h e r mately $450 million annually. disappointment over cuts to mental In addition, the Depar tment of health research for returning veter- National Defence now has a new teleans. Reallocating funds to make the health initiative which will allow CAF spending more effective and efficient medical practitioners to gain remote does not mean spending is reduced. a cces s to CAF m e nta l h e a lth c a re In fact, our government is invest- specialists located across the couning an additional $11.4 million in try. This will allow the CAF to improve mental health, bringing the total of m e n t a l h e a l th c a re fo r p e r s o n n e l annual mental health investment to located across the country. $50 million. This will include hiring of The Department has also conducted psychiatrists, psychologists, mental a rigorous, scientific survey of CAF health nurses, social workers, addic- p e r s o n n e l w h o we re d e p l oye d to

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Around The Campfire Neil B. Stratton Columnist

Deep Sea Adventure… Conclusion Sitting around the roaring campfire in the evenings with good friends discussing the day’s events was a memorable part of the trip, even if it was in raingear. The campfire felt warm and was a source of dryness. The term the “sun sets in the west” didn’t seem to apply here as it always seemed like there was daylight…the sun seemed like it didn’t want to disappear into the huge ocean. The warm glow of the roaring camp fire after a huge supper of fresh caught seafood with all the crab and salmon you could eat, and on solid ground sure was calming. Calming that is only when I was sitting in a grounded lawn chair. As soon as I stood up, however, things changed and even though I knew I was on solid ground with grass, as soon as I stood up the waves came. I now know what the term “sea legs” means; I swear the ground was always moving. I never knew on the big floating docks if they were actually rocking or if it was just me on my sea legs. One evening after the day’s fishing trip we were fuelling up at the local Petro-Canada gas station. It was a huge boat complex where even the big commercial fishing boats fuelled up. It too was of course a floating structure that moved with the tide. I was using the washroom and washing my hands and leaned forward looking at

the “old sea salt” in the mirror, when all of a sudden “SMACK” …I swear the mirror slammed into my face crunching my nose flatly against it. I jumped back and looked around to see if anyone was watching. Now I still don’t know if it was the entire building moving or it was in fact my sea legs performing. I was also amazed that in one big grocery store as I walked down the aisles looking for un-salted water to drink, I would step two steps forward and one to the side. Even in the twilight of midnight with the early to rise and early to sleep routine, the days seemed endless and 4:30 came very early each morning. There was plenty of daylight already and the majestic mountains didn’t seem to slow the sun rise to our east. But we were always eager to get out on that big water. With my morning sea legs it was a miracle I didn’t miss the entire boat as I jumped from the dock into the fishing boat each day. I even got to have the honour of being “Captain” several times a day. I would steer the boat in one direction and the boat would go in the other direction. The currents and tides went against anything I knew on the water and they mystified me. The only time the ocean would act somewhat normal would be during “slack-tide,” a time around an hour between high/low tides twice a day. Slack-tide was also magic hour for fishing halibut and other fish deep near the bottom, because your line would go straight down. In normal tide, a one pound lead ball weight would still drift way away from the boat and not reach bottom. That one pound lead


AGRICULTURAL FAIR EVENTS Saturday - August 17th, 2013

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast (Mannville Historical Society) Gazebo on Main Street

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Parade Assembly (grass field on east side of Mannville School)

10:30 a.m.

Parade Begins

11:00 a.m.

Bench Show Opens at Recreation Centre Petting Zoo Opens (enter through Arena) 4-H Displays

12:00 noon

Lunch Concession (United Church Women) Recreation Centre Hall

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Face Painting (F.C.S.S), Balloon Lady

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cake Walk ($2.00) and Cupcake Walk ($.25 cents) - Mannville Pre-school

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Children’s Fun and Games in Arena - Mannville Multi-4-H Club


Bouncy Castles - Beside the Recreation Hall

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Agility Dogs - Outside on North Side of Parking Lot

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Prize Presentations

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Entertainment in the Recreation Centre Hall - Hannah Dupuis Hot Wheel Racing - in Arena - bring your own car if you wish

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Children’s Pet Show

4:00 p.m.

Petting Zoo Closes Exhibits can be picked up Fair Closes

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Agland Junior Pedal Tractor Pull - held in Arena 10 years old and under

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Supper to Follow in the Recreation Centre Hall 4-H Anniversary Cake for Dessert

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ball weight was fun, when it was 350 feet down and you had to reel that in every couple of minutes with a fighting fish on it. One needed a nap before you would see your catch. Besides the big winged halibut, that is like trying to lift a sheet of plywood off the bottom of the ocean, there were recognizable species of fish and some sub species of those that I have never even seen pictures of. We pulled up huge starfish, weird looking and colourful octopi, (one had, I swear, hundreds of arms that squirted water all over) and several species of sharks. Some looked like the typical shark we all know, but I pulled up two weird looking sharks that were multi coloured and the weird thing was their fins were translucent; you could see through them like clear plastic. Even the deep sea veterans fishing on board have never seen my favourite the “Rock Stars,” as I called them. They are actually called rockfish and are like giant freshwater perch with huge eyes. Each one was different in some way, some were pure bright red, some bright yellow, some brown, some almost black. They kept you guessing. I wish I co ul d have ta ke n m o re pictures but between my sea legs, the rain and seven foot waves, it was hard to hold on to the boat let alone a camera. But we did get a lot of interesting pictures. One always had to wear neoprene gloves when handing anything coming out of the water as the many clear jellyfish would get on lines and anchors, if you touched that jelly your hands would burn with the sting-

ing. Also every time we anchored there was always a big bald eagle around that I made friends with. I trained him to a whistle. He would come to us and we would toss out a bait herring close to the boat and he would swoop in snatch it as it sank and fly off until my next whistle. There was never a dull moment and 12 days passed by so quickly. It was sad to have to leave, but I was looking forward to getting back to Alberta to dry out a little. The drive back seemed easier for some reason and the scenery was spectacular. As we finally neared the Alberta mountain range the sun miraculously broke from the clouds and I swear, as we crossed the border into Alberta there was a clear blue sunny sky. Definitely an adventure of a lifetime and one every outdoors person should experience; a must add for the bucket list and one you won’t regret. As you read this my bow hunting adventures are already less than 30 sleeps away and coming fast. My list for outdoor adventures is big for the summer, but it seems like the list of things to get done is bigger.

When the Smoke Clears The only good thing about the end of an outstanding outdoor adventure is – it’s the beginning of another!

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Rain or Shine. Show Time: 2:30 pm

Join Us for a Beef Supper after the show at the Curling


Cocktails - 5:30 pm Supper - 6:00 pm

Meal Tickets available from Ag Society Members Adult:$12.00 / Children Under 12:$5.00

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The Horse Scent Franklin Wolters Columnist

While watching the fair parade of late, there was really such a presence of horses and they did leave their calling cards that did bring back memories of time past when horses regularly worked on these streets. Almost immediately there came a sleek machine that cleaned up right behind the horses and left the streets clean as before. For the life of me I can’t think of how the streets were cleaned in the early times when horses were present every day. There must have been a man or men with shovels and brooms going around to the hitching posts on the main streets at least, to clean up after all those horses. There was a livery stable right downtown about where the Vermilion Hotel bar is now. I remember when Dad, brother and I had ducked in there to take a leak, and there was a sign to tell us that that was no longer allowed!! As vehicles and roads improved and gas rationing was abolished after the war, horses became less popular. Us older people can remember the cold trips to town in winter and the hardships involved. No wonder the horses lost favour. The first trip I ever made was home from the hospital in a horse drawn sleigh, so I was told, in late January 1937. In my memory the freight for most stores came by train and horse drawn dray wagons picked up from the train station and hauled it around town. I can still see the milk being delivered around town by a horse drawn milk

wagon to provide that necessity for a lot of people. There was whole industry of horse related business with harness makers and horse shoeing blacksmiths to keep them all happy. I can remember when there was a stockyard on the eastern end of town and believe it or not, a lot of cattle were cowboyed into town by cowboys actually herding them on horseback. I never got to go on those trips as I was too young, but I was upset that Dad didn’t let me tag along. The drive would take place at night would you believe, and the boys would have breakfast in town. One story I heard was that Dad sprung for T-Bone steaks for everyone at the Brunswick Hotel for the princely sum of .85 cents a crack. Wow!! I also can remember Dad loading hay, a sack of oats and his cache of coyote skins on his 100 bushel grain tank and heading for Vermilion to go trading and shopping. He’d put his team in the livery stable for the night and make it home late the next day with a story of all his adventures. My Grandpa Wolters never did learn the trick of driving a motor vehicle of any kind, and relied on horses for his transportation. All of his kids, daughter included owned cars and drove all over North America over the years. Something like me and computers. Even my youngest grandchild knows the workings of those present day marvels, I never have!!! I wrote about Grandpa rescuing his new manure spreader way back in 1918, and right up until 1948 he still hitched his democrat buggy up and regularly made the 25 mile or so trip to Vermilion. He

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even had a hog crate that fitted the rig and hauled his pigs to market. It would be something to have a photo of main street Vermilion taken when the horse rigs were parked along the streets. One thing about those old teams once they were started home they would hardly need any guidance to find their own warm barn. In my mind it really doesn’t seem that long ago that horses were so very important to our way of life. In hard times if you had good work horses you could work your land, travel to town, ride herd on your cows and never lay out a

cent for fuel. That was so precious in those depression days and in the throes of war when gas was so scarce. I hear old timerss telling me now if those kinds of emergencies arose and we couldn’t afford to run our vehicles, would we then be able to press those faithful horses into service like that again? I hope we don’t have to find out. I don’t think there are too many with the knowledge of how to hook up a team anymore, or even know where to find the equipment needed to do it. I don’t think there is a “Hope in Hell” as the old cowboys would say.

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Festival People Margaret Lonsdale Columnist

Fe s t i v a l P e o p l e are prepared people. Since even the climatologists employed by Environment Canada can’t predict weather conditions with absolute surety, a good motto for an outdoor musical festival attendee might be: “Bring Something for Every Possibility.” Once, while attending the Canmore Folk Music Festival, we awoke to early winter conditions. Snow is pretty, especially when its sparkle is enhanced by an early morning sunrise in mountain terrain. Lovely? Oh yes...but disconcerting if it’s August and you’ve forgotten to pack your long pants. Be prepared. Outdoor festivals attract an array of people. They gather to share in an experience unique and diverse. For those truly appreciative of an eclectic onetime only live music performance, there is nothing that compares. You might witness a classically trained cellist jam with a new-age experimental fiddler. Your ears may hear the exhilarating collaboration between a seasoned Blues veteran from the Mississippi Delta and an Australian tuba player no one’s ever heard of previous to the moment when

they gather onstage. You may sit huddled on a spot of grass beneath your umbrella, savouring the melodies of familiar traditionals emanating from an acappella group with the profound harmonies that sound as though they may have descended from somewhere more pure than this mere earth. You may share space with people you’ve just met, both of you willing to adjust your personal comfort to accommodate the other. You may don the kind of costume that you might prefer seen only by people you will never see again. While there will always be the presence of a few whose priority is the presentation of a coordinated and fashion savvy appearance, true Festival People usually concern themselves only with the basics: comfort, warmth, dryness. Over the course of the festival, you will bear witness to immense talent, honed and in progress. You will hear songs that stir your emotions, inspire you to shake your stuff with wild abandon, or to reflect on subjects you think you have long forgotten, never even heard of, or can’t yet understand without further exploration. You may line up for hours in order to gain entry to the coveted spaces await-

ing your occupation on the festival site. Once settled, you may ingest things that smelled good when you passed by the vendors’ temporary cook structures. You may buy something amazing from one of the material vendors whose tents overflow with the creations of a season that their makers have crafted in preparation specifically for marketing at this event. You may feel as though you have stepped back in time----or forward----as you exchange information directly with the people whose hands created the wares that you now see displayed before you. You may enjoy a hand drum lesson courtesy of the generous instrument maker whose love of his art shines through his work. You may find the pendant whose stone was set in precisely the way you imagined when you visualized it resting there against your neck. You may spend all of your money on things that you do not need, the beauty of their craft in this setting having mesmerized you. Or you may just as easily spend nothing at all save for the ticket price of admission, as you have brought your homemade sandwiches and snacks and can enjoy a walk-through without emptying your pockets for the benefit of those hoping you will. You may temporarily suspend your

knowledge of anything outside of the gates of this gathering at the music oasis. Breathe in the fresh outdoor air. Enjoy that moment when the sun breaks through after the rain and you throw off your gain gear for the third time the same day. You may look up in time to see the low-glide of a seagull over the crowd and imagine he is a dove come, beckoned by the echoing drone of the didjeridoo and not for a scavenging chance to taste the last of the poutine being enjoyed by the man in the red cowboy hat. When the final concert ends, you may stand there in the darkness under the stars dressed in your weird festival clothes with all the rest of the Festival People. Your eyes may be glistening as you wail along with the crowd the final words to the finale song, all of you swaying with the rhythm of one happy, harmonious beast. You may carry away with you renewed hope and inspiration. You know that humanity remains capable of cooperating for the good of all. You know that this is possible so long as those who write the songs continue to write them and to share them with you. So long as there exist those who are willing to make certain that the music will continue to be heard.

Dawns Eats Dawn Hames Columnist

Nothing says summer like potato salad. Right now the new potatoes are ready in the garden. Fresh new potatoes from the garden make the best potato salad. If you don’t have a garden you can get new potatoes at the farmers market or at some grocery stores. Red potatoes have a nice firm texture for potato salad. If the potatoes are new, you do not need to peel them, only scrub them with a vegetable brush. Potatoes can be boiled with the peel

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either on or off for salad. Retaining the potato peel will provide more nutrients, as the peel and the area just below the skin are the highest in nutrients. Do not over boil the potatoes or your salad will be mushy. Cold potatoes have a lower glycemic index than hot potatoes and do not spike blood sugar the same as hot potatoes. Cold potatoes also have the effect of lowering triglycerides, while hot potatoes raise them. Surprisingly, when selecting eggs, very fresh eggs are not the best, as they will be too difficult to peel. Older eggs will peel much easier. To hard boil eggs with an electric stove place eggs in a pot of water and bring to boil. When boiling, shut the heat off and cover the pot, leaving the eggs in the pot for 15 minutes. Cool the eggs by running cold water on them before you peel them. If the eggs are left to cool in the hot water the yolks then become over cooked and will become blacken around the outer edge. This is caused by a reaction between the sulfur and iron in the egg

and it does not affect the eat ability. This recipe can be cut in half or doubled to suit your needs. It serves 8 people. Potato Salad 8 cups cooked and cubed potatoes 10 eggs 1 cup chopped green onions or ¾ cup chopped sweet onion 1 1 / 2 teaspoon dried dill or 2 tablespoons fresh dill 1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing 3 / 4 teaspoon salt 1 / 4 teaspoon pepper Boil, drain and cool the potatoes. Boil, cool and peel the eggs. Cut the potatoes and eggs into cubes. Stir in the mayonnaise, dill, onion, salt and pepper. Taste to see if you need more mayonnaise, salt or pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Potato salad can be garnished with paprika. Variations include omitting the radish and adding 1 / 2 - 1 cup any of the following: radish, diced celery, cooked peas, apple, cooked beet, and cooked corn.




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RESP Withdrawals Meagan S.Balaneski calendar year turns. Take as much as is available until their scholarship Columnist amounts ab ove exemption, workC o n t r i b u t - ing income and accumulated income i n g to a n e d u c a- combined reaches the Federal Basic tio n s avin gs p la n Amount. Note that there are restricis e a s y. Ta ki n g it tions on withdrawals in the first 13 weeks, so if your strategy entails out isn’t quite as simple. With more pulling out more than the maximum Canadians going to school and the make sure the initial withdrawal is costs of tuition increasing at more started no later than mid-Septemt h a n t r i p l e t h e r a te o f i n f l a t i o n , ber. m a xi m izi n g h ow m u c h co m e s o u t h a s b e co m e j u s t a s i m p o r t a nt a s Family RESP Rollover maximizing how much goes in. In a d dition to followin g regular If you pull out more money than with drawal rules, th ere a re so m e t h e beneficiar y needs, you can strategies that can be used to maxireco ntr i b u te th o s e fu n d s i nto a mize the efficiency of withdrawals. fa mily R E SP un d er th e nam e of a younger beneficiar y who is still Tax Timing grant eligible. Use extreme caution School normally starts in Septem- w i t h t h i s s t r a t e g y. T h e g o v e r n ber, so consider taking an Accumu- ment doesn’t encourage recycling late d Inco m e p aym ent b efo re th e RESP funds, so there are some tight

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Mandatory Auto Insurance Increases By Up To 5 Per Cent ACN News Release


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A s a result of it s annual p ub lic rate review, the Automobile Insurance Rate Board (AIRB) will permit premium levels for mandatory automobile insurance to increase by up to five per cent, effective November 1. Insurance companies have the option to implement all or part of the five per cent increase over the next three years. Both the AIRB’s actuary and the insu ra n ce in d us tr y a g re e d that a double digit percentage increase was once again warranted, citing a deterioration in third party liability bodily


The Vermilion Valley Lodge and Supportive Housing would like to thank the following people for all the help they provided enabling our Residents to attend the Vermilion Parade and Fair this year. Thanks to the Vermilion Ag Society, Russ Cameron and his crew, Troy Cameron, Doc Holidays Charters and his driver, the Lodge and Supportive Housing Staff and various members of the community. We are truly grateful for the organization and time involved in making this an enjoyable event.


injury claims experience. Frequency of bodily injury claims is not an issue; however, the average cost of claims for 2012 and the estimates for prior years show significant increases. “We knew that an increase would be necessary, but we wanted to take a more measured approach in order to maintain balance in the system,” said Alfred Savage, AIRB chair. “A five per cent increase, which works out to on average $30 per year, reflects current insurance trends while still keeping premiums at a reasonable level.” Since 2004, the AIRB has reduced premiums by 13 per cent, and it will be closely monitoring the effects of this year’s increase. The decision applies only to manda-

tory coverage, which is required by law and includes third party liability and accident benefits coverage. It does not include optional collision or comprehensive coverage. Those premiums are set by individual insurance companies and monitored by the board. The Automobile Insurance Rate Board works to maintain an efficient and effective automobile insurance market with rates that are predictable and fair for both motorists and insurance companies. The board is required to review auto insurance rates every year. Fo r m o re info rmatio n, visit th e board’s website at www.airb.alberta. ca or call 780-427-5428 (toll free at 310-0000).

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Vermilion Outreach School A joint learning initiative of Buffalo Trail Public Schools and East Central Catholic Schools. What does Vermilion Outreach School Offer? An alternative high school educational program that provides students an opportunity to complete their high school diploma outside of a traditional school setting. Besides core subjects we offer career counseling, strong art program, and options to engage our students. Our students are also involved in personal and community programs to build skills and confidence. Who is it for? Students who: · are not presently attending high school · have not experienced success in the traditional school setting · are several courses short of their high school diploma · need to upgrade their marks to qualify for post-secondary diploma · want to redo the classroom portion of a diploma course · need a more flexible program for a variety of reasons · are in home-school programs but need access to regular educational support For more information or to register contact Derek Collins

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Alberta Traditional Bowhunters Association 10th Anniversary Jamboree Shannon O’Connor Reporter

The 10th Anniversary Jamboree of the Alberta Traditional Bowhunters Association took place at Red Feather Ridge, August 3 – 5 and there was something for everyone to enjoy. One hundred and fifty eight shooters registered for this year’s event said David Sherwin, President of the Alberta Traditional Bowhunters Association (ATBA). When you count family members, who were also in attendance the numbers are closer to 300. “This is our second highest turnout, the numbers are very encouraging,” added Sherwin. The ATBA is divided into 16 regions and each year the Jamboree moves to a different region. This year was Vermilion’s turn. The Jamboree is the ATBA’s most important fundraiser. “We all pay equally and we all donate our time.” ATBA merchandise was on site for purchase, a silent auction, raffle tickets and door prizes donated by many local sponsors and a Martin Longbow donated by the Calgary Archery Center, contributed to the fundraising efforts. Vendors were also on site including Bowyer Joey Ryan whose handmade bows were on display at his booth. Ryan began making his own products because he found it hard to find what he needed where he is from in Blue Ridge AB. He is now making bows and other archery supplies full time. “I see the bow before it’s made,” said Ryan. This sense of artistry contributes to the functionality and beauty of his bows. This is part of the appeal of traditional bowhunting; getting back to old traditions like handmade bows and supplies, outdoor walking trails and the beauty of the great outdoors. It all contributes to a total experience that connects you with nature and makes you a much richer person said Sherwin. Alberta Conservation Association Representative, Len Peleshok who was on hand at the Jamboree, said the Alberta Conservation Association supports traditional bowhunting, and reiterated the importance of “hunting the right way.” In Alberta, 743 conservation sites are accessible by foot only. Driving and shooting is not the right way to hunt he said. “We need to protect our habitats.” Traditional bow hunting utilizes a different style of equipment that is similar to what First Nations people used years ago,” said Vermilion Coordinator, Ron Dixon. “It is powered by your own muscle and the aiming device is your eyes and your brain. It is purely instinctive, like throwing a baseball,” he added. Dixon and Co-coordinator Orest Popil, set up life size 3-D targets the week before the Jamboree on three miles of trails they cut into the woods. “The terrain is rougher out here,” said Popil. “So we had to cut out walking trails to create a park like setting.” Both Dixon and Popil agreed it was a lot of work, but they would do it again. Targets representing bears, deer and even beavers submerged in water peppered the trails. Foam 3-D targets were also set up in the youth area for children to practice before they headed out onto the trails with their parents. “Our Association is very family-oriented,” said Sherwin. Children 6 and up are welcome to join, “It gives the kids a feeling of recognition and a sense of being counted.” Other activities that rounded out the three day Jamboree included a “ladies only” wine and cheese with local artists, a moose calling contest, youth and novelty

shoots and local entertainment. Sherwin was thrilled to have re n own e d big game bowhunter, Larry D. Jones who hails from Oregon appear as a Guest Speaker at the Jamboree. Jones discussed moose hunting techniques and performed a moose calling demonstration. For more information about the Alberta Traditional Bowhunters Association, please President of the Alberta Traditional Bowhunters contact their website Association David Sherwin, holds a recurve at www.albertatradi- bow made by Bowyer Joey Ryan.

Dad Richard Shaw shows daughter Kiaran how to aim at the targets set up in the youth area at the 10th Annual ATBA Jamboree at Red Feather Ridge. Photos Shannon O’Connor.

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Mannville & Vermilion 4-H Sheep INTER-CLUB Show And Sale Deanna Krys Submitted

On July 23, 2013 the Mannville and Vermilion 4-H Sheep Clubs held their Achievement day INTER-Club Show and Sale. There were a total of 19 members competing in the market lamb and showmanship class. Grand Champion Market Lamb belonged to David McCrae of Vermilion. Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb belonged to David Charron of Mannville.

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In each age category the top three market lambs were as follows: Juniors: Reanne Ewasko, Megan Krys, Tara Martin Intermediate: Kaylie Krys, Travis Dow, Michaela Westergaard Seniors: David McCrae, Davin Charron, Alysha Pelletier Top 3 in Junior showmanship were Megan Krys, Kaelam Westergaard and Maranda Westergaard. For Intermediate Showmanship the top 3 were Kaylie Krys, Travis Dow and Courtney Corbiere. Top 3 in Senior Showmanship were Courtney Jackson, Alysha Pelletier and Stephanie Hryciuk. The sale was very successful with 19

quality lambs available to be bid on. The sale average was $355 with the top selling lamb belonging to Tara Martin selling for $650, purchased by Fox Wakefield. The success of our sale is due to a great group of supporters. The following purchased lambs at the sale: Ag Land, Webb’s (2 Lambs), Sky’s the Limit Window Covers, Eva Westergaard, T-Rock, Ralph Dicke, Craig’s, Nilsson Brothers Livestock Exchange (2 Lambs), LMG, Doug & Cheryl Livingstone, JJB Polled Herefords, Krys Kross Skate Sharpening along with Rick & Shannon Krys, Doc Holiday, Everest Ranching (Shirley Everest), Fox Wakefield, Rock Solid, Credit Union. Thank you so much for your support.

Once again, the Vermilion 4-H Sheep Club donated a charity market lamb (raised by Clay Corbiere) to be auctioned off, with all proceeds going directly Haying in 30’s. The lamb sold for an amazing $2600 purchased by Rock Solid. Thank you so much, this money will be going to a great cause! Our Interclub show and sale could not been such a success without the following volunteers: Our interclub market lamb judge was Rex Cunningham, showmanship judge was Lorraine Serhienko, Ringman (for many years) was Keith Lysons, M.C. was Kenneth Westergaard and our Auctioneer was Stan Stewart. Thank you all so much.

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Mistahiya Music Festival Back For Third Year Shannon O’Connor Reporter

The Battle River Music Society is a volunteer organization that has a mission to host a yearly summer music festival in east-central Alberta. That mission was established in December 2011 and they are now gearing up for their third “Come By The Hills Music Festival” in Mistahiya August 16 – 17. Secretary of the Battle River Music Society, Kathie Brown said this year’s fe s t i v a l p r o m i s e s s o m e t h i n g fo r everyone. This characterizes the spirit of the music festival. “It’s a real fun time for families,” added Brown. New this year is the structured children’s activities from 12 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 17. Children between the ages of four and twelve years can engage in arts, crafts, guided hikes and a pet area. This provides adults the opportunity to relax and enjoy the music. This year’s line-up of music includes a total of five Juno winners and nominees including Oscar Lopez, Alex Goodman and Jim Byrnes. Brown i s p e r s o n a l l y l o o k i n g fo r wa rd to seeing three time Juno winner Byrnes per form. He is a blues singer and musician who’s been playing since he was 13. He has performed with some of the biggest blues names in the business, including Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. If the blues are not your style of music the “Come by The Hills” musical line-up includes Celtic, Country, Folk

(Fusion, Appalachian, Contemporary and Fiddle), Jazz, Latin Jazz and and Roots. “Something for everyone,” said Brown. Also in clu d e d in th e ros te r a re several international artists such as Kim Churchill who will be performing Friday, August 16 at 9 p.m. He is the 2009 winner of the National Youth Folk Artist of the Year (Australia). According to Brown, the Battle River Music Society is able to secure these internationally acclaimed and award winning artists by deliberately planning the “Come By The Hills” event one week after the Edmonton Folk Festival. “We get the big name artists while they’re still in the area,” said Brown. Almost as important as the musical talent in this event is the location of the event which is in the stunning wilderness setting of Mistahiya. As a former downhill ski resort built along

the Battle River Valley, it laid claim to the highest elevations of any ski hill in this area. Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to jog, hike or mountain bike along the trails for a “mountain experience on the prairies” during this year’s festival. Brown and her husband Cliff are the owners of the facility. The former ski lodge, cabin and other structures on the proper ty allow for concession stands to be easily set up for the event. Attendees are encouraged to spend the weekend and camp beneath the stars for the full festival experience. It is the philosophy of the owners that this beautiful venue is shared with as many guests possible who are just looking “to get away from it all.” The name of the music festival is taken from a traditional song but it sounds as if it were written with this

particular venue in mind. “Come by the hills to the land where life is a song.” ”We love having music here,” said Brown. “And the best part of having an outdoor festival in the wilderness is that you’re not going to disturb the neighbours.” Considering the way “Come By The Hills” is growing, that is probably a very good thing. The numbers have been going up by approximately 100 each year. “We sold almost 500 tickets last year and although most of the tickets are sold at the gate, the weekend sales are very high this year,” said Brown. For a complete list of performers or for additional information on the “Come By The Hills Music Festival,” including tickets and directions to the festival, please contact their website at:

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woman in society.” She admits to being a normally shy person but her participation in the program has increased her confidence and social skills. Coordinator Ennis agreed the program builds confidence both individually and professionally. Confidence builds when students feel success and support from the people they are working with and by doing the actual research work, said Ennis. “I can see that Courtney’s confidence has increased and I am very happy the program has helped her with that.” Heck lived with eight other WISEST students in an apartment building and they all became great friends. This was Heck’s first time living away from home and she was proud to say, “We all mastered

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Gymkhana Results From The Vermilion Fair Shannon O’Connor Reporter

Junior, Intermediate and Seniors participated in the 107th Agricultural Fair‘s Gymkhana in the sand ring on Saturday, July 27. The riders had their choice of entering Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Stake Racing and Key Hole or all of the above. Gymkhana competitors displayed

speed and agility while they executed timed patterns on horseback. The results of the day are as follows: Pole Bending – Intermediate (14-17 years): 1st Place Shayna Noble, 2nd Place Katie Schuk, 3rd Place Jaime Kuzma. Barrel Racing – Intermediate (14-17 years): 1st Place Taylor Argue, 2nd Place Jaime Kuzma, 3rd Place Amanda Noyce. Key Hole (18 years and up): 1st and 2nd Place Brittney Schuk, 3rd Place Patrick Hansen.

Stakes (18 years and up): 1st Place Brittney Schuk, 2nd Place Patricia Hansen, 3rd Place D ebbie Hampton. Pole Bending (18 years and up): 1st Place Brittney Schuk, 2nd Place Jennifer Graham, 3rd Place Brittney Schuk. Barrel Racing (18 years and up): 1st Place Tannis Ponath, 2nd Place Brittney Schuk, 3rd Place Brandy Sayna. Stakes – Intermediate (14-17 years): 1st Place Shayna Noble, 2nd Place Katie Schuk, 3rd Place Breanne Hryhirchuk. Key Hole – Intermediate (14-17 years): 1st Place Shayna Noble, 2nd Place Jaime

Kuzma, 3rd P la ce H a rl ei g h Za ch. Barrel Racing – Junior (13 years and under): 1st Place Colton Bamber, 2nd Place Cassidy King, 3rd Place Hayden Zach. Pole Bending – Junior (13 years and under): 1st Place Cassidy King, 2nd Place Colton Bamber, 3rd Place Q uinn Ha rd er. Sta ke – J unio r (13 years and under): 1st Place Quinn Harder, 2nd Place Colton Bamber, 3rd Place Hayden Zack. Keyhole – Juniors (13 years and under): 1st Place Quinn Harder, 2nd Place Nicky Noble, 3rd Place Hesston Zack.


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On Friday, August 9 were very gently and Saturday, August used,” she added. 10 Co-organizers of Leonard and the donation drive B o s g r a s p e a rto help victims of the headed the donarecent flooding in High tion drive on behalf River, Shannon Leon- of Disaster Help For ard and Basia Bosgra Southern Alberta were at the Lakeland Flood Victims. They Mall parking lot to sort recruited 14 volunand box the donations teers to assist in the that Vermilion and effort. “We even area residents had had people drive dropped off. up to donate things B o t h w e r e who stayed to help impressed with the out,” said Leonard. Donation Drive quality of the items T w o s e m i s Volunteers sort and box donated items to help High River donated. “One lady donated by B &R families who have lost everything due to the recent flooding who missed the drop Eckel’s were on site in that area. Photos Shannon O’Connor. off in Lloydminster at the Lakeland Mall were set up at the six participating busigot her son to bring parking lot and Bosgra said one was full nesses and then collected for the donation a brand new deep with furniture and other large items that drive. From Lef t: Co - organi zer Shannon Leonard with freeze here,” said were dropped off during the drive. “We had We were going non-stop for two days, volunteers, 7-year-old Chloe Maxwell, 11-year-old Rhys Leonard. “There were no problem filling that one,” said Bosgra. said Leonard and Bosgra. They will be Racine and 9-year-old Angelica Bosgra. lots of people who The second truck was about half full of accepting donations until Monday, August went out and bought smaller donated items dropped off that 12 by appointment only. As part of their things to donate and day or earlier in the week at the Vermil- donation, B&R Eckel’s will remove the wide Tree & Stump the rest of the 3” items ionversion Public Library, Craig’s, Harps, East- semis from the Lakeland Mall parking lot alta Co-op, on Tuesday, August 13 and take them to removal. B o s t o n Calgary where volunteers with the ‘NeighPruning Pizza and bourlink’ program will unload them. 60’ Reach Lo n g ’s Both Bosgra and Leonard agreed the V a l u e community spirit exhibited by the resiDrug Mart. dents of Vermilion and surrounding areas 12345 P l a s t i c was overwhelming. containers If you have a last minute large item d o n a t e d donation to make on Monday August Chipper by Plastic 12, you can contact Shannon Leonard Rotational at 780-581-0602 or Basia Bosgra at Insured Kontainers 780-853-1078. This will be the last day Free Quote (Vermilion), to donate these items.


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The summer and fall are great for having outdoor fun with your kids, nieces and nephews or grandkids; but outdoor activities can also pose safety risks. According to Sherry Torkos, pharmacist and author of The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, there are a few preventative tips to make this season a safe and fun one for the kids: Avoiding food poisoning: Food-borne illnesses peak during this time of year. This is because the hot, humid weather allows bacteria to

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We handle the full line of DSP Hitches

BLIND Clearance Center Cheap! Cheap!

Horse, Stock, Cargo, Flat Deck Sales, Parts, and Service

We make over 100 kinds of blinds!

Phone: 780-763-2424 Fax: 780-763-3723 E-mail:

Check out our New Website!!

Excellent Quality Huge Selection Fast Service Lowest Prices Free Estimates

216 Main Rd., Derwent, AB 780-741-2376

18,000 plus potential customers will see your ad HERE!! Call 780-853-6305

Supports the Town of Vermilions “Style Your Business” Program.

Cell (780) 853-0363

#5 4010-50th Avenue Lloydminster, Alberta T9V 1B2 1-888-875-5458 CF email


Sales & Service Ltd

One Color Version

Farm supplies 780-853-1725 CUstom bale Hauling 780-787-4991


4819-47 ave. Vermilion

Two Color Version

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No substitutes for embroidery threads will be accepted.

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On the two color version the green can be substitued with the Red Pantone 180 or the Yellow Pantone 124

McMinis & Company

Photocopy services


Alan McMinis, C.G.A. Patricia Hanson, C.G.A. Robert B Ernst, C.A. 5135 50th Avenue VERMILION, AB T9X 1A8 Phone: (780) 853-2922 FaxL (780) 853-2707 Email:

available at: Competitive prices. Located on south side of Vermilion campus next to the Service Centre.

For more information call 780 853 8410 or email

Department: Print/MailServices Paper: Vermilion Voice Size: 2.5” x 1.5” Business Directory Black & white Cost: $900.00/year Code: 13_7035_PrintServicesAd 2 Relax U Hot Tubs & Saunas A Division of Daroma Spa Boutique Cost code: 01 3311 INS

Vermilion and Area Home Businesses Rental, Sales & Supplies CORY SIPPOLA

Box 313 Myrnam AB. T0B 3K0

780-853-3905 Cell: 780-603-7026 Res: 780-366-2566

5806-52 Ave, Vermilion, AB



Interior & Exterior Painting, Siding, Metal & Shingle Roofs, Laminate Flooring, Barn Painting Deck Building, Fences & Sheds



Call for a free estimate! (780) 593-3911


Rawlin James Box 164, Dewberry, AB. TOB 1G0

Tel : 780 847 4936 Fax : 780 847 4949 Cell : 780 205 1324

EXCAVATOR SKID STEER 780-581-5550 or 780-763-2370


Gordon Roofing

Ron and Sheri Heller

Most of Your Asphalt Needs and Metal Roofing!


Cell : 780-581-4068

780-853-8320 H 780-581-5423 C Email:

Services for Seniors

LAND Seed & Agro Services Ltd. Independent Sales Representative for Pioneer® brand products

Commercial • Residential • Farm Maintenance • Trenching


Registered Massage Therapist


Vermilion Breeders Co-op


Elaine Urwin, RMT Roxane Blanchet, RMT

New to area Tom’s Interior/ Exterior a Handi Man Installation of Siding, Window Capping, Soffit, Fascia, Eavestroughing

Lisa Anderson (Andrashewski) Box 83 Minburn, AB T0B 3B0 (780) 632-5526 Cell (780) 593-3769 Fax

Vermilion River Limousine Call for Rates

Serving the Lakeland Area to Edmonton for those sporting or special events!!

780-853-LIMO (5466)

Vermilion Septic Services Trent Westman owner/operator A Flush is Better than a Full House

For Promt Officient Service

Call 780-853-6314 Cell 780-853-7801

Financing Available for Bred Cows, Bred Cows with Calves at Side, and Bred Heifers Rick Rewuski #97 Centre Street, Dewberry, AB T0B 1G0 Ph: (780) 847-4166 Fax: (780) 847-4944

Les Bauer

Round Bale Hauling

17 Bales at a time, self load & unload

(780) 853-2198 Cell (780) 853-0968

If no answer, leave message

(780) 853-7714 Derek Selte Vermilion,AB

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Cenotaph Upgrades

At the moment the area surrounding the cenotaph is under construction. The Town of Vermilion has plans to beautify this and other areas around town. Photo Shannon O’Connor.


Telescopic Handler RS10-44 - Call for Availability and Details



is looking for vendors for Market on Main Sat. Aug 17 at Main Street held in conjunction with Mannville Fair $10.00 per table and $5 for additional table Sale starts at 11:00 AM and will close at 4:00 PM Enquiries: Shauna 780-763-2202 or


CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Tuesday August 20th Elks Hall 10:00 am -1:00 pm Children 14 & under Free Table Coffee & Cake Call: 780-853-4669



Horoscope/Sudoku and Solutions Don't let someone else's shortcomings get to you. Rise above and do whatever it takes to reach your own success. Keep moderation and simplicity in mind, and you will impress onlookers and attract interest in something you want to pursue.


Take the plunge and do something out of the ordinary. Expand your mind and your friendships. Engage in romance, socializing and creative endeavors that bring you satisfaction. Mixing business with pleasure will open doors to new projects and higher earnings.


Talk over your concerns with a friend, a relative or someone you respect. Knowing where you stand will make it easier for you to advance with confidence. Don't be fooled by someone offering something for nothing; ulterior motives are apparent.


Take your knowledge and your skills, and use them to turn one of your ideas into something special. Someone will see the potential in what you do and offer worthwhile suggestions. Love is on the rise, and a happier personal life looks promising.

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Communication can change the way you move forward. Making changes to your personal life or to your residence must be done for the right reason. Be open about the way you feel and offer positive suggestions. Push for what you want.

Don't sit still when it comes to taking care of personal matters. Making subtle improvements will help to build your confidence. Look back at past relationships, and you will know how you want your life to move forward. Live, love and laugh.

Back away from anyone who is acting irrational or excessive. You need to keep your life simple and moderate if you are going to advance and reach your personal or professional goals.

Check out what's going on in your community. Getting involved in events that can lead to new connections will be worthwhile. Share your creative thoughts, and the input you need regarding a project you are working on will be offered. Love is highlighted.

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Get out and do things with friends or plan a day trip that will provide you with a little excitement. Engage in conversations that can lead to new beginnings or projects that interest you. A change at home will do you good.

Put more effort into the plans you've established, and you will find success. Your ability to network and attract interest in your creative dreams will open up a passageway to a better and more satisfying future. Romance is suggested.

Listen carefully to what's being said. You have more options than you realize, and it's important to look at every angle before making a decision that can influence your life. Make positive personal changes that will lift your spirits and your confidence

Look over your assets and contracts, and make an appeal from the heart if there are changes you want to make. Your ability to persuade others to see things your way will help you establish your position. Take control.


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We Are A United Way Member Agency MS Society News Release

Cars, Bikes to Join Forces in Support of MS Lakeland MS Poker Rally Fundraiser set for Saturday, August 17th LLOYDMINSTER, August 9, 2013 – A new regional fundraising event is bringing cars and motorbikes together in the fight against MS. Just Kruzin, the Bordertown H.O.G. Chapter and the MS Society are hosting an inaugural Lakeland MS Poker Rally on Saturday, August 17th, with proceeds supporting MS Society Chapters in the Lakeland Region (including Lloydminster & St. Paul). The event is open to the general public, and organizers are emphasizing that anyone with a vehicle or a motorbike – not just a classic car or a Harley Davidson motorcycle – can participate. The fundraiser also marks a rare occasion when

car and bike owners will unite in a show of collective support in the battle against multiple sclerosis. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Just Kruzin and the Bordertown H.O.G. Chapter for this event,” says Johanna Green, Lakeland Regional Director for the MS Society. “The beauty of this initiative is that it’s bringing together people and groups from across our region, and will directly benefit those living with MS right here in our own communities,” adds Green. Those interested in participating can register at any one of five locations between 8 & 10:30 am on the morning of the event – Saturday, August 17. Location & checkpoint locations include Lloydminster Cornerstone A&W (west side), Marwayne Fire Hall, Bonnyville A&W, St. Paul Co-op Mall Parking Lot & Vermilion A&W. The entry fee is $25 per driver, and $15 for ‘ghosthand’ entries, for those riding along as passengers. Participants will draw one

card at each location, and the best poker hand will be the winner. The winner will receive a cash prize of 10% of registration proceeds, while the ghosthand winner will receive 5% of the proceeds. There will also be a prize for worst hand, and lots of doors prizes. The event, which features stops at many A&Ws, is also a lead-up to A&W Cruisin’ for a Cause Day, taking place on Thursday, August 22. One dollar from every Teen Burger sold across Canada will go to the MS Society. A&Ws are currently also accepting donations in-store for the MS Society, and donations can also be made on-line at 2013 marks the fifth year of this National partnership, and last year, the event raised $1.4 million dollars for the MS Society. . We are a United Way Member Agency Multiple sclerosis is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada. It is usually diagnosed between the ages

of 15 and 40, though children as young as two have been affected. MS is unpredictable, affecting vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. Symptoms can include loss of balance, impaired speech, extreme fatigue, double vision, numbness, tremors, and paralysis. An estimated 100,000 Canadians live with MS, including approximately 11,000 Albertans and 3,500 Saskatchewan residents. The impact is felt by family, friends and by the community. Its effects are physical, emotional, financial, and last a lifetime. To date, the cause is unknown and there is no cure. - 30 For more information, CONTACT: Johanna Green, Lakeland Regional Director Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Lloydminster Chapter. Phone: (780) 871-0513 Cell: (780) 871-2763 Email:

Cooking With Kids Helps Their Nutrition For A Lifetime News Canada Release

(NC)—Teaching your kids ‘kitchen confidence’ is a great bonding opportunity and an important learning experience. According to EatRight Ontario, if you can get your kids “…cooking with healthy habits now…chances are they’ll keep up those good habits as they grow older.” Engage your children with foods they

love and let them take an active role in preparing their own lunches for school. But remember, the secret to cooking with kids is to make it fun. Buying them their own kid-sized utensils will also add to their sense of ownership in the process. A store with a large selection of kitchen implements, such as Sears, will make shopping for your little one’s own brightly-coloured spatula quick and easy. The retailer also offers fun and

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Are you looking for an opportunity to get into a trades program or currently enrolled in the trades program. If either of these interest you than you may be who we are looking for!

easy-to-use products such as panini and grill/meal makers, the Hello Kitty pancake maker, mini pops makers, cupcake pans and waffle makers. To boost nutritional value in these foods, introduce whole grain breads in sandwiches and substitute wheat, or another finely grained flour, for white flour. Also be sure to have plenty of fresh vegetables to dress up the sandwiches and fresh berries and bananas on hand to add to batter. Let your child decorate with fruit to up the fun and healthy food factor. Mini pops are also a great way to incorporate more fruit into your child’s diet. With no cooking involved, simply mash their favourite fruits and follow

We are currently seeking a mature, independent individual to join our company. We require a PERMANENT FULL-TIME APPRENTICE GASFITTER. Position to commence immediately, working a minimum of 40 hours per week.

Kenilworth offers competitive wages, medical, dental, alternative health coverage, and RRSP plan for our employee.


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 Or fax to 780 847 3172



We are looking for some volunteers to come in on Thursday mornings to play music for about a half an hour once a month. If you are interested, please contact Christine Smith, Activities Co-ordinator, Vermilion Valley Lodge, 780-853-5706


The ability to follow direction and work alone is a definite asset.

We look forward to the opportunity to discuss your future with our company. Please submit resume by fax to 780-853-5320 or email to NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

More information is available online at


We are looking for an individual who is interested in enrolling or already enrolled into the gasfitter trade.

Kenilworth is located 7 km East of Vermilion, AB and 50km west of Lloydminster, AB.

the simple directions to make frozen treats both you and your child will love. For special occasions, nothing beats a colourfully decorated cupcake. Many of today’s cupcake maker brands, such as Nordic Ware (also found at Sears) incorporate creative and fun designs to help any mini baker master the art of decorating. Just make sure you have lots of frosting colours for your young artist. And don’t forget the other important learning experience - the clean up afterwards.

Build a career with one of Canada’s top employers Thrive in an inclusive culture of teamwork, strong leadership and respect. Here, diverse people pull together to achieve goals that are challenging and rewarding. You can learn and grow in an environment of acceptance and accountability. Come meet FCC.

Lending and administration skills needed Customer Service Representative, Vermilion (file 149-13/14) Support a sales team offering financing products to local producers. You’ll build relationships with customers, help prepare loan documents and perform administrative tasks. You love agriculture, are well organized and understand accounting, legal documentation requirements and standard office software. You have a certificate in administration and at least two years of related experience (or equivalent). Closes August 22, 2013. About us We’re a federal Crown corporation and Canada’s leading agriculture lender. Our healthy portfolio of more than $25 billion, passion for the industry and reputation as one of Canada’s top employers help us attract professionals in agriculture, lending and just about everything in between. We offer financing, insurance, software, learning programs, and other business services to producers, agribusiness owners and agri-food entrepreneurs across the country. Does this sound like the workplace you’re looking for? Visit to apply.

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AWNA Blanket and Local Classifieds AUCTIONS

MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, August 31, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 150 guns Handguns, rifles, shotguns, wildlife mounts, hunting and fishing equipment. To consign 780-440-1860. 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. COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. 6TH Annual Red Deer Fall Finale. September 20 - 21, Westerner Park. Last year sold 77%. Only 100 spaces available. Consign today. 403-396-0304. Toll free 1-888-2960528 ext. 102; 2-DAY ANTIQUE AUCTION. August 24 & 25, 11 a.m. Over 3000 items, furniture, tools, and collectibles. Meier Auctions at 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. To consign 780-440-1860. ESTATE AUCTION. August 17 & 18 - Saturday/ Sunday. Collection of oriental & Victorian antiques, art works, & guns! Athabasca, Alberta. Viewing: Fri. 4 - 6; Sat. 9 - 10 a.m. Auction: 10 a.m. both days. Detailed pictures: 780374-3864; Licence #194638. KELSEY’S RESTAURANT & Lounge Equipment & Leasehold Dispersal Auction. 1935 Gaetz Ave., Red Deer, Alberta. Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. See or call 1-800371-6963.


EQUINE THERAPY CLINICS. Weekends or year long programs. Learn: massage, nutrition, chiropractics, saddle fit, acupressure, herbs, essential oils and more. Contact: 780-8977711.


OUTSIDE SALES PERSON for NAPA Store in Three Hills, Alberta. Automotive parts/service knowledge required and sales experience is valuable. Resume to: BLAIRMORE SOBEYS full-time Baker, full-time Grocery Manager. Wages negotiable. Benefits available. Fax resume to Ken 403-562-8985. ENVIROEX OILFIELD Rentals & Sales Ltd. is looking for a Class 1 Driver to join our team. Oilfield experience is required as well as valid safety tickets. We offer a great benefit package as well as a small company atmosphere. Please fax your resume and a current driver’s abstract 403-501-0397. FREIGHTLAND CARRIERS, a tri-axle air ride flatdeck

carrier is looking for Owner/Operators to run Alberta only or 4 Western Provinces. Average gross $18 - 20,000/month. 1-800-917-9021. AN ALBERTA OILFIELD construction company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call 780723-5051, Edson, Alberta. 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: Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959. 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. Marine Engineering Officers are required for various civilian positions with the Department of National Defence in Victoria and Nanoose Bay BC. Online applications only through the Public Service Commission of Canada website, Reference# DND13J-008697-000069, Selection Process# 13-DND-EA-ESQ-375697, Canadian Forces Auxiliary Fleet (CFAV). Applicants must meet all essential qualifications listed and complete the application within the prescribed timelines. ** Le ministère de la Défense nationale cherche des Officiers du génie des systèmes de marine pour remplir divers postes de civils à Victoria et Nanoose Bay en Colombie-Britannique. Les candidates et candidats peuvent postuler en ligne seulement, au site Internet de la Commission de la fonction publique du Canada, numéro de référence DND13J-008697-000069, numéro du processus de sélection 13-DND-EA-ESQ-375697, Vaisseaux auxiliaires des forces armées canadiennes. Les postulants doivent posséder toutes les compétences requises énumérées et soumettre leur demande selon l’échéance prescrit. ** VAC & STEAM Truck Operator. Valid Class 1 or 3, Safety Tickets, Top Wage, Benefits, Camp Work, Experience an Asset. Email/Fax Resume: 780-4588701, JOURNALISTS, Graphic Artists, Marketing and more. Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. Free. Visit: www.

thrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas HOMES, COTTAGES & More. RTMI - Ready to Move for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On in. Call 1-888-733-1411; Red Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250- Tag Sale on now! 5252.


METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Very competitive prices! Largest colour selection in Western Canada. Available at over 25 Alberta Distribution Locations. 40 Year Warranty. Call 1-888-263-8254. STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206; STEEL BUILDING - Sizzling Summer Savings Event! 20x22 $4,188. 25x24 $4,598. 30x36 $6,876. 32x44 $8,700. 40x52 $12,990. 47x70 $17,100. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422; BUILDINGS FOR SALE. Two unclaimed buildings. Must be sold. One is 40x80x16. Great savings! Hurry, these won’t last! Go direct/save. Rocket Steel Canada. 1-877-218-2661. RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME & leg cramps? Fast relief in one hour. Sleep at night. Proven for over 32 years; Mon-Fri, 8-4 EST. 1-800-765-8660.


70 HOMES BUILT and ready for delivery. 20 different 1520 square foot models, packed with options. Priced from $129,900, delivered. Toll free 1-855463-0084; CROSS COUNTRY HOMES. Check out our show homes that are ready for fall possession. Or custom build in only 8 weeks to match your own inspiration! Visit us in Acheson. 780-470-8000; FACTORY DIRECT Wholesale CSA certified modular homes. Manufactured/mobile homes and park model homes. We ship throughout western Canada. Visit us online at or 1-877976-3737. LAST ONE! SRI 2012. 4 bedroom/2 bath. Tons of options. 20’ X 76’. New stock arriving - must go! Was $127,900. Delivered, blocked (100 miles). Blow out $117,900. 4 stainless appliances, etc. Call now! 1-877-341-4422; GRANDVIEW MODULAR HOMES now open in Red Deer & Airdrie! Showcasing high-end homes from Grandeur Housing and Palm Harbor Homes. Inquire about opening specials; www.grandviewmodular. FEED AND SEED HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Spring- com; 1-855-347-0417; 7925B - 50 Ave., Red Deer.


TRUE PSYCHICS! For Answers call now 24/7 Toll Free 1-877-342-3036; Mobile: # 4486; http:// DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).


PET SUPPLIES ONLINE! 1000’S of products to choose from. Take 15% off your order with coupon code: SALE15. Sale runs till the end of August; www. 1-855-839-0555.


ELINOR LAKE RESORT. 2.5 hours NE of Edmonton. Fully serviced lake lots for sale. Suitable for cabin/ house, RV, or investment. Unserviced lots available for lease. 1-877-623-3990; www.elinorlakeresort. com.


DO YOU NEED to borrow money - Now? If you own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money - It’s that simple. 1-877-486-2161. CRIMINAL RECORD? Think: Canadian pardon. U.S. travel waiver. (24 hour record check). Divorce? Simple. Fast. Inexpensive. Debt recovery? Alberta collection to $25,000. Calgary 403-228-1300/1800-347-2540; DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 50% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation; or toll free 1-877-556-3500. BBB rated A+. FAST AND EASY loans! Bad credit accepted! Get up to $25,000 on your vehicle, mobile home, land or equipment. 1st and 2nd mortgages; www.bhmcash. com. 1-877-787-1682. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-7761660. BANK SAID NO? Bank on us! Equity Mortgages for purchases, debt consolidation, foreclosures, renovations. Bruised credit, self-employed, unemployed ok. Dave Fitzpatrick: 587437-8437, Belmor Mortgage.

Voice Classified and Careers ANNOUNCEMENT

Islay Health Centre Auxiliary awards a $1,000.00 bursary annually to a person accepted into a Post Secondary health related course of study. applicant must reside in area between Range 2 and Range 6 and between Township Road 470 and Township Road 550. Applications can be picked up at the Islay Health Centre or for more info call Shirley at 780744-3971. Deadline for application is August 31.



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.


Friday Aug. 16th from 4 – 9 pm at 4833 – 50 Ave. Something for everyone!

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Quiet, clean, responsible 22 y/o female student looking for dog friendly place to rent Sept. 1st . References available. Please call Hannah at 306-3201110.


You will like our prices! Take the time to give us a call! Lloydminster 780-875-6636, Toll Free # 1-888858-1011.

I’m reading it! FOR RENT

3 bedroom mobile home with storage shed and yard $1000 per month includes utilities. Phone 780853-4650


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Vermilion & District Housing Foundation Is seeking self-motivated, reliable and responsible Persons who are eager to participate in maintaining a safe and healthy environment for The Seniors of Vermilion Valley Lodge and Supportive Housing. Shift work and weekends are required. We are currently taking applications for:


We offer competitive wages, shift differential and benefits.

Please apply in person or send resume to: Marilyn Usenik or Marina Rosta c/o Vermilion Valley Lodge 4610-53 Avenue Vermilion, Alberta T9X 1G6

find your career with us:

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


• 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 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 and to view other job opportunities visit

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Huedepohl Announces Candidacy For School Board Election Bernie Huedepohl Submitted

Bernie Huedepohl has announced that he will seek re-election to Buffalo Trail Public School Board. This will be his third term as trustee, and he is excited to

continue serving on the Board. “We have one of the best boards in Alberta,” he says. Buffalo Trail Public School will have a somewhat different makeup after this election. “We will miss the experience and the understanding that Richard Van Ee brought to the Board,” says Huedepohl,

“and there will be a new member from Wainwright. As well, other board members have expressed the opinion that they may not run again. Candidates will be needed for each of the wards. The rural area around Vermilion has had Mr. Van Ee represent them for

29 years, and he was frequently elected by acclamation. Election Day is October 21, with nomination day being Sept 23. Anyone wanting more information may contact the Alberta School Boards’ Association website, or Buffalo Trail Public Schools.

A Walk To Remember Shirley Scott, Walking Through Grief Society Submitted

World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10th, 2013. In Conjunction with this day the organizing team for the “Walk of Remembrance” will be hosting the 4th annual walk to support survivors and bring awareness of the need to address mental illness and reduce stigma for those surviving the loss of loved ones. The walk will be held on Sept. 7th, at 3 p.m. at the Bud Miller Picnic Shelter, Lloydminster.

World Suicide Prevention Day theme is “Stigma a Barrier to Suicide Prevention” Included are some exerts from the “International Association For Suicide Prevention” news letter: Quote - “World Suicide Prevention Day provides a special opportunity to refocus our collective energies on addressing this fundamental problem…… World Suicide Prevention Day is an ideal time to inspire people to work towards the goal of developing creative new methods for eradicating stigma . Comprehensive local or national plans for the prevention

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Building Leaders. Driving Success. If you’d like to work with a company that has been serving the Oil & Gas Industry for over 30 years and has an exceptional safety record, join our team. We are currently seeking applicants for the following positions in our Wainwright Location:


• Valid H2S and First Aid tickets preferred • Drivers License

of suicide will not reach their full potential until the problem of stigma is effectively addressed.” “Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the world, especially among young people. Nearly 1,000,000 die each year worldwide from suicide …more than from war or homicide. These figures do not include attempts, which occur more often than death by suicide.” “These negative attitudes often do not change with education about mental illnesses and suicidal behaviour. Indeed, many health professionals who feel uncomfortable dealing with persons struggling with mental illnesses or suicidal ideation often hold negative, prejudicial attitudes about such patients.” “This can result in a failure to provide optimal care and support for persons in crisis. Changing such prejudicial attitudes requires a long-term effort to change the underlying cultural values of the community and a parallel effort to alter the treatment norms of health care professionals.” unquote. In our communities we have seen and embraced the pain and life alteration that suicide brings to families and communities. There are the unanswered questions (Why, what did we do wrong, why didn’t I see the signs, how could I have stopped it, what will happen to their spirit). Families torn apart 3” by the unspoken guilt and wide version

blame, the conspiracy of silence not to say the word , suicide, feeling the shame and guilt and not feeling the freedom to remember in love that person who was part of the survivors life and love. Communities question often in a silent sense of what could have been done to change a life’s outcome, whether it is in schools, work place, senior homes, etc? We know that the stress of bullying in schools, community or work place is a factor, the stress of the fast paced world and work expectations are factors, family dynamics, broken homes, low self esteem, coping skills, and high expectations of self or others expectations are factors and we know the increased mental health illness, addressed or unaddressed are factors. Stigma and limited professional support in this area are also factors. Perhaps this is the year and this is the time to change that and work past the stigma and work together to address the mental health issues and stigma in our communities and help to prevent suicide. By having a Walk of Remembrance our hope is to address stigma and allow survivors to come together to support each other and for community to come, in open support with no shame, guilt, or blame to begin the change. Perhaps we can say the words along with singer Johnny Reid “Today I’m going to try to change the world”. Walking Through Grief Society offers support groups for survivors of suicide bi-weekly. A time to learn coping skills to move on, a time to find the sameness on the journey and be supported by 123452LOILHOG'ULYHUV:DQWHG others. For more information Contact EXPERIENCED CLASS 1 Shirley at 780-846-2576 or DRIVER/OPERATORS Lynda at 780-853-1818 For information on the World Suicide Prevention Day go to Apply today at Supported by FCSS

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Surprising Ways Older Drivers Can Stay Safer On The Road Brand Point Submitted

For baby boomers and beyond, a lot has changed since they first received their drivers’ license, from car technology and traffic rules, to even road conditions. Many older drivers are taking a proactive approach to staying safe on the road. Most wear a seat belt - 77 percent of drivers age 65 and older according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - and most obey the speed limit and avoid the road when conditions are bad. But a few surprising steps can help older drivers stay even safer. Here are some top safety tips drivers age 50 and older should consider: Enhance your exercise. It’s no secret that exercise is an important part of aging well, but did you know that the benefits extend to safer driving? Exercise can enhance flexibility and range of motion for older drivers, according to recent research by The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and MIT AgeLab. How can fitness help you become a better driver? Drivers in the study w h o exe rc i s e re g u l a r l y re p o r te d greater ease in turning their heads to see blind spots when changing lanes

or backing up. The study also found that drivers who exercised were able to rotate their bodies further to scan the driving environment while making right hand turns and they were able to get into their cars more rapidly, d e m o n s tr a ti n g i n c re a s e d ove r a l l flexibility. Exercise for your health, as well as your safety on the road. Try strength exercises like bicep curls and squats, range-of-motion exercises like back stretches and heel drops, flexibility exercises like shoulder stretches, and coordination exercises such as rotating leg kicks. More information on the connection between fitness and safe driving, including an exercise guide and informational video, can be downloaded at www.thehartford. com/lifetime. Take a driver safety course. The rules of the road are constantly changing. Even experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their skills. Taking a safe driving class is a simple way for older drivers to keep their skills sharp so they stay safe on the road. One popular option is the AARP D r i v e r S a f e t y c o u r s e . Av a i l a b l e across the countr y in a classroom setting as well as online, the course serves as a refresher about the rules

of the road and provides valuable tips about defensive driving techni q u es. A AR P m e m b e r shi p is n ot required and there is no test to pass. Plus, some states require insurance companies to provide a multi-year discount for those who complete the course. Consult your insurance agent for more details. Visit drive to learn more. Prioritize your vision. Driving well means seeing well, so it’s smart for older drivers to prioritize their vision needs. Starting at age 40, individuals are more likely to experience blurred vision, difficulty seeing at night and changes in color perception, according to the American Optometric Association. Start by scheduling an appointment with an optometrist who can examine your eyes for and medical conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration as well as provide you with a current prescription. When driving, always wear up-to-date prescription glasses with narrow side pieces that don’t block peripheral vision. Keep sunglasses in the vehicle as well, so bright days don’t deteriorate your visibility. In addition to high-quality glasses, position yourself to see as much as possible in your car. Adjust the seat so that you are at least 10 inches away from the steering wheel, and can see at least three inches over the top of the steering wheel. Adjust rear and side mirrors appropriately to minimize blind spots. Keep headlight and window glass clean - dirt and grime

can make the road appear hazy. These little-known tips can help keep older drivers safer when behind the wheel. From taking a course to s tayin g h ealthy, o l d er a d ult s c a n enjoy the freedom of the open road while keeping themselves and others safe.


Walmart’s Success is based on our people. Excellent benefits and bonus sharing programs make us one of the world’s most admired and favorite companies to work for.

Eastalta Coop donates to Library

Every year Eastalta Co-op donates $.05 to a local group or organization everytime a reusable bag is used while shopping. During the monthly library tea Mannville Co-op manager Cheryl Jory presented a cheque to Mannville Library board member Jill McLuckie for $327.30. Thank you to everyone who uses reusable bags instead of plastic. Photo submitted.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual to fill the position of

PARTS TECHNICIAN at our New Holland dealership in Vermilion. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, has to work well with a team, and has experience in the agriculture industry or experience in the parts trade. Certified parts technician would be preferred but willing to train. Contact Lyndon Spicer via email: or Phone the Office


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Equitation Results

Receiving a f irst place f inish in Equitation July 25th was Rachel Clay pictured here.

Receiving a number of second and third place finishes in the various Equitation classes was Rebecca Creech.

Being presented with her second place finish was Mackenzie Farkash. Photos Trudy McKenzie.

Mr. and Mrs. Golf

Mr. and Mrs. Winner 2013

Cliff and Shirley Rolheiser had the lowest score in the first flight at the Mr. and Mrs. Golf Tournament held at the Vermilion Golf and Country Club on Saturday, August 10th. They were first overall with an impressive combined score of 68.0.

President of the Vermilion Golf and Country Club Neil Snelgrove, announced himself as the winner of the ‘Men’s Closest to the Pin ‘ prize as part of this year’s Mr. and Mrs. Golf Tournament much to the amusement of Manger Cam Golby. Photos Shannon O’Connor.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The Lloydminster location is looking for a

SHIPPER RECEIVER to join our parts department. You will be responsible for all incoming and outgoing freight, assuring that it is accurate and dispersing it to the appropriate person. Keeping your area neat and clean is a must and assisting the parts dept in whatever manner helps things flow smoothly. You will need to organized, be able to prioritize your duties each day and be able to multitask. This position also includes pickups and deliveries that need to be made around town so a valid class 5 liscence is a must.

Submit resumes to or fax to 1-306-825-2462 attn Trent.

Western Financial Group branch manager Eileen Cholowski (right) and CPCA Outrider Aric Pare (left) present contest winner Jacquie Crooks (center) with four one-day passes to the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) Finals. Residents of Vermilion who received a home insurance quote from June 17 to July 31, 2013 were automatically entered into a draw to win tickets to the CPCA event taking place in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan from August 14-18. Photo submitted.

Altus Geomatics is a successful Survey Company that provides Field Surveys, Mapping, Remote Sensing (LiDAR/3D Laser Scanning), and GIS (Data Solutions and Systems) services to the oil and gas industry in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Survey Assistants are primarily responsible for assisting the Party Chief in completing tasks related to all field surveys, such as:

Assisting with measuring angles, distances and elevations;

• Analyzing maps, survey data, photographs, computer records and other information; • Clearing vegetation and debris so measurements can be taken; • Collecting and documenting findings as directed; • Marking boundaries of well sites, right-of-ways, and road ways; • Staking boundaries and underground facilities; and • Processing related data and information using computers. Interested candidates are asked to e-mail their resume to

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Heavy Horse Show

Winner of the Jr. Carts in the Heavy Horse class was Peyton Hill, the only male driver in this class Peyton beat out his older sister Rory Hill who placed third.

Wildwood Clydesdales competing at the 2013 Vermilion Heavy Horse show.



MJ Wowk drives his Tandem Class wagon during the Heavy Horse show on July 25th. Photos Trudy McKenzie.



Great Duck & Dine Event

THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AUGUST 15, 16 AND 17TH To all who participated in the Great Duck & Dine Event

Over the past nine years the Great Duck & Dine Committee has collaborated with community members, businesses, and organizations to host the Great Duck & Dine Event. Throughout this time we have been fortunate to have generous participants such as you that have been essential in the success of the event.



$19.99 $29.95 $29.95

As the saying goes, all great things must come to an end. After careful consideration the Great Duck & Dine Committee members; Big Brothers Big Sisters, Focus, Lloydminster Rescue Squad, Lloydminster Interval Home and the Lloydminster Sexual Assault & Information Centre have made the decision to discontinue the event going forward. We feel it is important to notify all previous participants of this development as we say good-bye to the ducks. The committee would like to take this opportunity to Thank You for your previous generosity and support. We truly appreciate the contribution you have made towards this event and the organizations involved. Thank you for investing in your community. The goal of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Focus, Lloydminster Rescue Squad, Lloydminster Interval Home and the Lloydminster Sexual Assault & Information Centre is to continue to offer essential services to those in need. We look forward to continued support from our community to ensure these needs are being fulfilled. Community services are enhanced thanks to supporters like you, thanks again!






Thank you for your past support!!


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Issue 473 Contractor - Commercial - Industrial - (Mike Hofer) 780-385-5661 - Farm - Acreage Sales - (Rueben Stahl) 780-385-5644