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As part of VIBE’s three day End of Summer activities from August 26-28 Freeflow Team Riders performed skateboard demos In Vermilion’s Skate Park. Shown here is Ryen Bresky. See more on pages 2 and 3. Photo Sue Chikie.

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End Of Summer Fun Shannon O’Connor Reporter VIBE celebrated the end of summer and kicked off back to school with three days of activities to ease kids b a c k i n to t h e s c h o o l g ro ove. O n Monday, August 22 “Art in the Park” saw eager artists painting on canvas a n d exp erim entin g with dif ferent mediums with visiting artist Sandra

(L-R) Hunter L., Layne King and Ryan G.. Photo Sally Pyoun.

(L - R) C a l l ie S w a n , Jennifer Peterson, K e r r i Lorenson (VIBE coach), C r i m s o n Ha s e l hu r st , Sandra Miller and Sierra Ha s e l hu r st .

Miller guiding the artistic process. Tuesday August 23, Graffiti Ar t and Skateboard Demos (with Freeflow Team Riders) took place at the skate park and on Wednesday, August 24 the fun continued at the Provincial Park beach with Frisbee Golf. Grades 6+ were welcome and all the activities were free! What a great way to end summer.

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Due To Unforeseen Circumstances Shannon O’Connor Columnist

In writing terms the phrase “due to unforeseen circumstances” is a plot device used by writers to quickly propel characters in and out of situations. It is usually regarded as a cheesy ploy by the writer to advance the action without properly developing characters or situations. I n re a l l ife, th e p h ra s e “d u e to u n fo r e s e e n c i r c u m s t a n c e s ” a l s o propels people in and out of situations, but unlike the fiction writer, people are forced to deal with the consequences of these unexpected eve n t s . T h i s i s th e p o s i ti o n I a m presently in. Due to family health issues, I am unable to continue my role as Repor ter for the Vermilion Voice. It seems like just yesterday I drove toward the well tended flowers, banners and signs that confirmed my a r r i va l i n tow n . I n o n l y th re e months I have collected a wealth of information about rural small town life and big time Alberta hospitality. From the moment I arrived I was t r e a te d w i t h k i n d n e s s . I fo u n d a place to stay right away thanks to a great family who took me under their wing and who worried and fussed over the well being of both my son and me. I also discovered great characters during the course of rep or t-

ing in these parts. For instance, the seniors who compete in floor hockey at th e Senio r ’s Centre in Vermili o n o n W e d n e s d a y s a n d Fr i d a y s a re re a lly ju s t a b u n ch of ki d s at heart who can smack talk with the b est of them when it comes down to winning. One elderly gentleman quipped before throwing his rock, “If I could see that far, you’d really be in trouble.” The outlying areas of Clandonald, D ewb err y, Kitscot y, Myrnam, M i n b u r n, M a n nvill e a n d I n n is fre e all possess a unique charm that is distinct from one another but they also share the same spirit of giving that is present in Vermilion. T h e l eve l o f co m m i t m e n t f ro m re s i d e n t s i n e a c h o f th e s e a re a s goes beyond the norm. I have seen one person play many roles; town councilors directing traffic, volunte er firefighters throwin g gara g e sales, medical receptionists flipping pancakes and volunteers picking up garbage and planting flowers all for the greater good of the community. S o, i n t h e s h o r t s p a n o f t h r e e months I learned that kindness, character and commitment are three of the key ingredients to rural small town life. And when it comes to generosity it is the people at the Vermilion Voice that I will forever associate this virtue with. B e g i n ni n g with Tr u d y, wh o wa s so generous with her time and her advice when I first arrived on the job. I am truly grateful I met such a

giving, warm hearted person. Sally and Bridget are both excellent at what they do and give 10 0 percent of themselves to the paper day in and day out. They were a joy to work with. The columnists who generously provide their individual voices on a weekly basis, without fail, contribute to the uniqueness of this paper. A n d f i n a l l y, S u e a n d R o d w h o p rov i d e d su c h a g e n e ro u s atm o sphere to work in, where new ideas are welcome and encouraged. It was with a heavy heart that I told Sue my decision to leave and my reason. It would have been so easy for her to think about herself in that moment an d how she would need to b egin the search for a new Reporter, but i n s te a d s h e h u g g e d m e. W h a t a n amazing person! Sue and Rod did not have to search long for the right person and though I haven’t met my replacement Karen Nedzielski, I have read her work and your news is in good hands. I k n ow th e Ve r m i l i o n Vo i ce wi ll co nti n u e to th r ive a n d p ro sp er b e c ause g en erosit y is always returned in kind. I will mis s th e Ve r milio n Voice, Vermilion and its outlying areas and the people I connec ted with here, but I know when I pass the well tended flowers, banners and signs leading away from town I will be a better person for having lived here, even if it was for such a short period of time.



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Firefighter Kevin Martin helped to control traffic on Thursday, August 22 after a two vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of 50th Ave. and 47th Street. On site were the RCMP, EMS and the Fire Department who controlled traffic and cleaned up radiator fluid that spilled from one of the vehicles. RCMP Constable Shielke said one person was transported to hospital and released later that day. One person was charged with failing to proceed safely after making a stop. Photo Shannon O’Connor.

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Around The Campfire Neil B. Stratton Columnist

Septemb er is so close I can feel it in the air. Not that cool stuff we’ve been seeing - just that fall feel; my favourite time of year. Kind of like a turkey feeling. Now, I know that really didn’t make much sense, but it does to me. Maybe it’s rolling around in the wild sage that grows abundant here in the Midwest. It always reminds me of Thanksgiving turkey. I will admit folks, I am a turkey addict. Not only is the turkey the most delectable bird ever, but just the smell of turkey basting in the oven triggers many fond memories of family and the sights, sounds and aromas of autumn’s glory. With bow hunting season starting on September 1, we are in that sage aroma all day long. In fact, I torture myself and pick several sage bunches and crush them up to release a very strong sage aroma. We put the sage in our packs and pockets and the sage scent soaks into our hands. All day long it smells like Thanksgiving. After hiking 12 miles in the morning with my hands smelling like golden brown turkey, my thumb looks a little like a small drum stick. The fall colours, the ear ring bugle or call of a huge elk, and sitting alone in nature, all reminds me of Thanksgiving. Maybe it’s just autumn when I become one with nature and the wilderness that reminds me I have so

much to be thankful for; family, a way of life and just being alive. While bow hunting, one has a lot of time to think and examine life. You can enjoy nature at its best, sitting on a stump with the first warming rays of a beautiful sunrise. One feels so alive, and by rights should be so thankful for that alone. As I write this I can actually visualize that sunrise and that feeling, and I can honestly say I am looking forward to being there. Many things have to come together to have the opportunity to sit on that stump watching that sunrise; a job, sufficient funds and an understanding wife and family. Health is also a huge factor. Aging i s a m a j o r co n si d e ra ti o n . I k n ow many that can’t walk to that stump. I feel sorry for some because they d o n’ t eve n k n ow th e m e a n i n g of that stump, or that it even exists. They are not even aware of the fact that we consider a wild animal that provides us with superior table-fare and substance, only as a bonus. If every person on earth could sit on that stump just for a day, the world may be a different place and we may all be that more grateful and thankful for what we have and for life itself. Be assured, although there are no reser vations on that par ticular stump, I will be sitting there as the sun rises to greet September 2013. Now, since I wrote this I will be thinking of this column and all of you and what you are missing...haha. Having said that, I will have to be honest and

say it will be only a brief thought as my autumn adventure 2013 will be starting at that very moment, which can materialize into a heart beating adventure in a second. There’s nothing that will get a heart beating like sitting peacefully on a stump enjoying a sunrise when a huge bull elk with steam blasting out of his nose, red bloodshot eyes bulging, and mean drool dripping from his mouth screams an ear blasting growl and bugle with full intentions of tromping you into the ground in a puddle of mincemeat. That makes your hat rise from all your hair standing on end. Yikes! That description even kinda scared me... ha ha. Makes you feel kinda small standing there with a pointed stick, but we do fully realize the dangers, and maybe that’s even part of the appeal. I have been saving some of the finer cuts of moose and elk from last year. Even though I shared with family and friends that helped out, I still thought I would have lots of table-fare if this was a slow year. However, by the time I bring those cuts out to the hunting cabin, there will only be enough for a treat now and again. I do have a lot of hamburger so it’s time for more tasty lasagne, Chile, hamburger soup, or meatloaf. Eve n th o u g h we d o n’ t wa nt to partake in any spicy meals, or any foods that make us smell like garlic when b ow hunting, one can make a real tasty Chile without extreme spices. There are a lot of ver y

tasty meals that can be made with hamburger. The hamburger pat t y itself, when broiled on a BBQ, can be mouth-watering. The wife and I are already enjoying our freshly dug garden p otato es. “ En joy ” may b e a n u n d e rstatement; talk about tasty. I will be bringing along a five gallon pail of those gems too. We won’t forget the fresh dug carrots and onions either. I may have to buy corn as my wife is quite protective of her garden corn and I didn’t plant enough. But, for a couple of dollars I can buy a gunny sack full of fresh picked Taber corn. We certainly won’t starve or even go hungry and we will have the satisfaction of enjoying self-sustained tablefare. We have to fuel those action packed adventures…hmmm...what’s for supper tonight? I may be MIA for a week or so but stay tuned to see what kind of antics I get myself into on my great adventure. I sure hope you are getting out there enjoying adventures of your own.

When the Smoke Clears I was thinking- wisdom come from a quiet peaceful place…then I also think about some of my antics and realize much wisdom comes from pain.

Volunteers Again Sue Chikie Reporter August 27th was another day of volunteering for Lil Wilson and Kathy Nelson at Lakeland College. This time the table was set up for a number of causes: Tickets for The Friends of Vermilion Health Care Complex, 2014 Trip Lottery, Huntington’s Amaryllis flower sales and Meals to Seniors to mention a few. Lil has been volunteering for many years and many causes. As of now she volunteers for seven: Friends of Vermilion Health Care Complex, H u n t i n g to n ’s D i s e a s e, T h e L u n g Association, Citizens on Patrol, Meals

to Seniors, Vermilion Continuing Care and The Canadian Cancer Society. Kathy Nelson stepped in and helped too, including delivering meals to the seniors in our community. Betty and Bliss Dixon are a few more that help with the meals that are prepared by Lasting Impressions. All meals are home made with a main course, salad, bun or bread and a dessert. Without this service seniors would not have the nutritional value that these meals give them. If anyone would like to help out and volunteer, please call Lil at 780-8535479. Lil Wilson and Kathy Nelson helping out again. Photo Sue Chikie.


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Down Memory Lane Franklin Wolters Columnist

Rem em b er what B.C m ea nt in tim e like B.C or A.C well I think it should mean “Before C o m p u te r ” o r “Af te r C o m p u te r ”, just trying to be funny I guess, but so many of the younger generation seem to think time really didn’t begin until that electronic age had arrived!! Well!! You know what? Life was possible back when roads were washboard gravel. Even a gravel road was quite rare, and you had to put up with dirt, mud if it rained; and lots of prairie trails before we got home too! I guess it was a while back, but I can still see the scene so well when it rained when we were in town and had a real adventure to get home. Winter was a whole new experience with blocked roads with snow drifts and such, if it blew when you were far from home, with no choice but tire chains and a scoop shovel. The car we had, a Model A Ford, had no heater or defroster and it was a challenge to get along as you could hardly see through the windshield. Think on that when you’re travelling down a

nice paved road with your high output heater keeping the windows clear and the interior all toasty warm. Hard to believe it was ever any different. Well, try an open sleigh with a team for power heading into a wind from the Arctic regions of winter. I’ve done it and it wasn’t anyway fun or romantic, as I remember. We’ve really come a long way for sure. In my younger days the electronic age was having simple radio. That was a special treat that brought the world into your home and enabled you to hear news and music from all over. We thought that was wonderful. Out in rural Alberta if you wanted a light you had to have an open flame. There were no electric lights unless you had a light plant, a rare happening in our parts. Dad was trained in an electrical school stateside, so we had a little six volt plant to keep our radio battery charged in winter. We also had six volt lights when the batteries were charging. What a luxury. Our old fashioned phone with lines exposed to the dangers of trees falling on them or poles rotting off and downing the line in a slough. However the times of the phone not working and the threat of lightning following the line into your house were very real. No one went near the phone if there

was a thunderstorm anywhere close, I can tell you!! Today’s buried lines for a land line are so much more reliable but then again here came the smart phone that can put you in touch with anyone, anywhere who has a phone. Troub le is p e o p le use th em wh en they’re driving in their vehicles and aren’t paying attention to their driving, just a troubling consequence of that convenience. You hear someone talking in a store and there’s no one else around. Oh! He’s talking on the phone, a modern version of talking to yourself. W e t a ke o u r to y s s o m u c h fo r g ra nte d l i ke th e q u a d s a n d sn ow machines that have made the back countr y so accessible we have no really wild places left that haven’t heard the racket of a motorized all terrain vehicle. Kind of sad I feel. As farms get larger and larger and the small independent family farms are disappearing, you think back to our starts when a 1 / 4 quarter section farm was about all one man could manage with the equipment used in those times. In my time I’ve seen the end of the plow in this country here and the advent of no-till air seeders, and all the developments in between. There were several, and the examples are seen sitting along the fences

64th Annual Yearling Sale Tracy George Submitted

This unique yearling sale that will be marking its 64th yr. on Sept. 9. What makes this sale unique is a few things: All the paperwork is done manually with no computers involved at all. Some of the yearlings are trailed to the sale which happens nowhere else anymore. A community group provides homemade burgers, pies & a steak supper the day of the sale. With the busy & fast paced lives we now live, it’s really neat to take a step back in time to the way things used to be

before computers, cattle sales on video & the simpler things in life. How much longer will this sale last? Hard to know as the number of yearlings for sale seem to go down each year with the direct competition of selling them online. But until that day comes, we are still able to enjoy the “old” way to sell your animals. It’s such a social event with everyone coming to watch the cattle sell, enjoy a burger or piece of pie/coffee with their neighbors, visiting & lots of reminiscing of past sales...yes, it’s good to slow down that day & step away from our crazy, computerized lives and enjoy this annual event.

and in brush along the way. The same with harvest from horse pulled binders to self propelled windrowers and combines and methods of desiccating the crop so they can be direct combined. I guess there has to be progress, but I guess we all believe that it can only progress so far. We’ll all have to wait and see. I still get comfort in realizing that no matter how much we change, some things remain the same. We still have kids going to school and learning the way of life and by golly, they’re still made the same old way!!

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The County of Vermilion River, Town of Vermilion and Villages of Dewberry, Kitscoty, Marwayne and Paradise Valley are now accepting applications for 2014 Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) funding. The Province of Alberta and local municipalities have jointly funded preventive social services for Albertans through the FCSS program since 1966. Funded agencies design and deliver social programs that are preventive in nature to promote and enhance well-being among individuals, families, and communities. Application forms are available at the County, Town or Village Offices and can also be downloaded from the County of Vermilion River website at or the Town of Vermilion website at Applications to the County of Vermilion River, Town of Vermilion and Villages of Dewberry, Kitscoty, Marwayne and Paradise Valley must be received at the municipal offices no later than SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 Please note that if you wish to apply for funding from more than one municipality separate applications must be submitted to each office. Inquiries may be directed to the FCSS Coordinator at the municipal office you are applying to for funding. Participating Municipalities: County of Vermilion River, Box 69, Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0, (780) 846-2244 or (780) 853-5492 Town of Vermilion, 5021-49 Ave., Vermilion, AB T9X 1X1, (780) 853-5358 Village of Dewberry, Box 30, Dewberry, AB T0B 1G0, (780) 847-3053 Village of Kitscoty, Box 128, Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0, (780) 846-2221 Village of Marwayne, Box 113, Marwayne, AB T0B 2X0, (780) 8473962 Village of Paradise Valley, Box 24, Paradise Valley, AB T0B 3RO, (780) 745-2287

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Six String Nation Margaret Lonsdale Columnist

Canada is great. While we can read and view in the media various selfaggrandizing messages presented by our politicians to assure us that this Nation is exemplar y territor y due largely to their impeccably competent efforts, hardly anyone on the street buys into the spin. We know that there’s more to Canada than politicking, business, and vying for attention at the polls with campaigns designed to make your opponent look bad and you shine. What do we have to encourage us, to confirm that we are one people residing in a diverse but harmonious Nation that is surely the envy of the rest of the world? What do we, and others, identify as the significant symbols of Canada? Icons with which we’re all familiar to the point of oblivion include Beavers, Loons, the Maple Leaf, Tim Horton’s donuts, Maple Syrup, the CN Tower, Peggy’s Cove, Lake Louise, and, of course, Hockey Hockey Hockey. Does your heart swell with pride at the mention of some or all of those items? D o you conjure up a giant Beaver swimming across Lake Louise to fetch a maple cream donut and a double double on the way to knock

a few pucks around on the rink? Do we take these icons for granted as uniquely ours? Are they enough to define us? An idea emerged in the mind of Canadian Jowi Taylor following the events of the 1995 Quebec Referendum on sovereignty. He thought that the time might be right for a bit of an update, not with the intention of denigrating the importance of those symbols already identifiable as singularly Canadian, but perhaps to come closer to a kind of inclusiveness or more clearer representation of the significantly deeper aspects of what it is to belong to this great Nation. Tay l o r, a l o n g-ti m e C B C Ra d i o Host and Producer, found a compatible partner in his quest when he met M a s te r Lu thie r, G e o rg e Riz s a nyi. Rizsanyi was already considering a project of some patriotism wherein he would construct a guitar solely from the wood found on his Ontario property, hoping to prove his theory that a great instrument did not necessarily require exotic woods originating in faraway regions in order to be beautiful, playable, and considered of value. Agreeing to the challenge of attempting to build an instrument out of various materials obtained from every part of Canada as collected by Taylor, Rizsanyi became the luthier whose immense skill and attention to detail would eventually build the

instrument that, at its completion, would be known as “Voyageur”. T h e Six Str i n g N ati o n g u i t a r is a sixty-four piece, six string, One C a n a d a , O n e g u i t a r t h a t Ta y l o r refers to as a Portrait of Canada. “It became clear to me that every piece should tell a story. That this instrument would not only be able to speak the language of music, but also the language of (Canada’s) history and heritage. That this guitar would feel at home in every region of Canada.” An additional four pieces have been included in project Voyageur, those having now been sewn into its case since its official completion in 2006. I t to o k n e a r ly e l eve n ye a r s fo r Taylor to gather in the materials, but Rizsanyi completed the guitar in roughly six weeks. Stephen Fearing became the first Canadian to play it publicly. Voyageur’s unveiling and its inaugural performance took place in Ottawa on Canada Day, 2006. Here’s a partial list of the materials comprising the instrument, their inclusion in its construction telling a story that is uniquely Canadian: a paddle belonging to former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau forms th e to n e b a r ; H o c key g re a t P a u l Henderson’s stick used in the memorable 1972 series against the Russian team provides the pick guard; the Sacred Golden Spruce (the murdered tree) of Haida Gwaii forms the top

face of the guitar; the former Grey Nuns classroom in Winnipeg where Louis Riel attended school contributes the back and sides. Indeed, there is representation from every region of Canada found in the guitar, some of the pieces originating with people of note, just as many from the ordinary citizenry. Pretty amazing stuff. Taylor’s book, “Six String Nation”, was published by Douglas & McIntyre i n J u l y, 20 0 9. I n i t yo u w i l l f i n d chronicled the journey of one special g u i t a r, f ro m co n ce p ti o n th ro u g h construction to the road it still travels across our Canada, including photographs with some of the citizens who have enjoyed the elation of seeing, holding, and playing it. Doug Nicholson is the photographer who captures the images of Canadians with the Voyageur as they b ecome par t of the guitar’s stor y while learning a little more about our great Nation’s history. It ’s an inspirin g s to r y of how a couple of our fellow Canadians made their unique contribution to defining what it means to be Canadian. Apparently, that includes a vast array of interesting and diverse characteristics. Feels kinda cool to be a citizen of the Six String Nation, to know that we’re in possession of that special kind of mojo uniquely, Canuckedly ours, don’t you think?

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Minburn resident Maria Trifunski shows off the grapes that are growing in her yard in Minburn. Her husband planted them four years ago and this is the f irst time they have produced fruit. Trifunski was surprised to see them and said she just wanted to let everyone know it is possible to grow grapes in Minburn. Photos Shannon O’Connor.



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The Rising Cost Of Health Care Meagan S.Balaneski only spends $525 per year on mainColumnist tenance drugs. A bigger concern is new biologic and specialty drugs. A s o u r p o p u - They have increased 325 p ercent l a t i o n a g e s a n d since 2005, or about 15.9 percent l i f e e x p e c t a n c y per year, and the average cost per continues to rise, p erson is over $15,0 0 0, with the health care costs are taking an ever average single prescription costlarger por tion of our incomes. To ing more than $2,200. Traditionally, help mitigate the high costs of health employers have responded by raising care, about 59 per cent of Canadi- premiums for employees, but that’s ans participate in a private drug plan, not sustainable either. S o w h a t yo u c a n d o to p rote c t most through their employers. Unfortunately, as they currently yourself from the rising cost of health exist, private health insurance plans care? Catastrophic Stop Loss coverage are not sustainable. If your plan has an annual drug That’s because drug costs are rising at an alarming rate. Maintenance- limit, or if you are without private type drugs such as blood pressure health insurance, consider purchasand cholesterol pills have risen by 58 ing a catastrophic stop-loss policy. percent since 2005, which is about A Sto p -l o s s p o l i c y i s l i ke a d r u g 5.9 percent per year. But that’s not plan with unlimited coverage, but a even bad, since the average person high deductible such as $4,500 to

$10,000. It’s relatively inexpensive because the cost of most maintenance drugs is unlikely to exceed the deductible. Critical Illness Insurance A catastrophic stop-loss policy covers medical expenses, not lifestyle costs. A critical illness insurance policy can provide cash to help deal with these additional expenses. Critical illness insurance provides a lump-sum tax-free benefit upon the diagnosis of a covered critical condition. Whether it ’s for unexp ec ted medical expenses, a spouse’s time off work, travel, or even renovations to make your home more accommodating, critical illness insurance gives you cash when you need it, no matter why you need it. In the States, medical expenses are responsible for 60 percent of bankruptcies. 78 percent of these indi-

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Dawns Eats Dawn Hames Columnist

Bannock, also called fry bread is a traditional Canadian dish of the native Indian, Inuit and Métis. My first experience with bannock was the result of installing blinds at a restaurant on the Onion Lake Reser ve called The Meridian Truck Stop. I noticed that they served bannock, and that you could have it as a bannock burger or as a side with moose stew or alone with butter and jam. I had never tried bannock, but I wanted to. I asked my niece, who was helping me to install the blinds if she had ever tried it, and what her opinion of bannock was. My niece grew up at Tulliby Lake, next to the Onion Lake Reserve, so she had eaten bannock many times, and she said that she thought it was good. When my niece and I were done installing blinds we decided to treat ourselves to coffee and fried bannock. It was the first time I had ever tasted bannock. I was blown away by how good it was, it was definitely a treat. We ate it with butter and jam and washed it down with coffee. If you want to experience excellent authentic bannock, the Meridian Truck Stop, just north of Alcurve is the place to go, but do call ahead to be sure of their business hours and for the time of day to have the bannock before it is

sold out. The best that I can describe bannock, would be to compare it to eating fresh fried bread dough, a bit like a donut. I wondered how I could have gone this long in my life, missing out on this great Canadian food. When it was time to pay I asked the server if she knew how to make bannock. She directed me to talk to the cook who was having a smoke break, outside on the restaurant veranda. I asked the cook how she made her amazing bannock, and as she explained the process to me as I jotted notes from her explanation onto my business file folder. Bannock can be baked, fried or cooked on a stick over a campfire. My favorite is the fried. A recent business trip took me to meetings at the beautiful River Cree, four and one half star Marriott resort hotel in Edmonton. I was fortunate to try their bannock, which was also very good. It was served warm with butter, as a side to the meal. A family wedding this last weekend meant our home was packed with family as well as a friend of my son’s from Australia. He was curious about Canadian culture and wanted to see and a moose. My son drove his Australian friend along local country roads in search of a big Canadian moose. Unfortunately they were unable to spot one. The best we could do as hosts was to show our Australian guest, moose antlers & hunting photos. In lieu of

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spotting a moose I made him moose a hole in the center. When you drop burgers and bannock for an authentic the bannock into the hot oil, the hole Canadian food experience. in the middle disappears. Cook in the oil until golden brown and then flip the Bannock bannock and cook the other side until 3 cups white flour golden brown. Makes 10. If you are 3 tablespoons baking powder serving bannock at the end of the meal 1 teaspoon salt of with coffee or tea, you can sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar it with powdered icing sugar through a 2 cups water sieve when the bannock is hot out of the frying pan. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir in the water. Do not over stir. Allow to sit for 1 hour. The dough is a bit sticky. Preheat cooking oil at three quarters to one inch depth to 375 degrees in an electric frying pan or deep fryer. Put oil on your hands and form the dough into patties with


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St. Jerome School News Margaret McCormack Submitted

St. Jerome’s students were excited to start the 2013 school year.

Improving Student Aid To Serve Students Better Alberta News Information Bulletin Submitted Post-secondary students heading back to classes this fall will benefit from ongoing improvements to the Student Aid Alberta program. Starting this year, students who have been approved for Alberta and Canada student loans will need to submit just one set of paper loan agreements. When returning students apply to Student Aid Alberta in future years, they will no longer need to submit new loan agreements and will benefit from a mainly paperless

process. Also new this year is a grant for students in one-year, undergraduate certificate programs who meet eligibility requirements. This year, it’s expected approximately 5,000 Albertans will be eligible for the grant, which is valued at $120 per month of study. “A post-secondary education is one of the most important investments a person can make in their lifetime. Through streamlined processes, grants to encourage students to access and complete post-secondary studies, and flexible loan re-payment options after graduation, we

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are helping more students reach their full potential. The province will reap the benefits in the years to come.” Thomas Lukaszuk, Deputy Premier and Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education Last year, more than 58,000 students received a total of $748 million in federal and provincial loans and grants through Student Aid Alberta. More than 80 per cent of these students applied online, and many of them found out if they were eligible, and how much they were eligible for, right away. Student Aid Alberta improvements in

2012-2013 -Implementing a flat-rate contribution; -Relaxing eligibility rules; -Creating a grant to encourage students to complete their studies; and -New call centre and the studentaid. website. Our government was elected to keep building Alberta, to live within its means and to fight to open new markets for Alberta’s resources. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.

BOOKS FOR BELIZE This winter a sea-can will be leaving Vermilion, headed to Belize, Central America full of school supplies and used books to create new libraries and supplement existing libraries. St. Jerome's School, Vermilion Elementary School, JR Robson High School and Apple Drugs are all drop off locations for any items people are willing to donate.

Looking for the following: • Used Books- story books for all ages, textbooks • Laptops

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• Printer • Flash drives • Pens • Pencils • coloured pencils • markers - permanent and white board • highlighters • erasers • crayons • folder sheets • school bags ( if possible) • calculators

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Contact Robin Sherwood 780 853-7255, Crystal Jackson- 780 581-8945 or any Vermilion Rotarian.

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Vermilion Elementary School Karen King Submitted Welcome back VES students and staff. It is wonderful to see so many familiar and new faces. We don’t have many changes at VES, but we would like to welcome Mrs. Stachniak as our new grade three teacher, as well as all the new students who have decided to make VES their home away from home. School star ted for the teachers on August 26. We spent Monday at the school having a staff meeting and preparing our classrooms for the start of a new school year. On Tuesday, it was our TES (Teacher Effectiveness Support)Team Day at VES. All the elementar y teachers from BTPS converged at VES for a day of professional assessment. Wednesday was a Professional Learning Day at our school. Thursday was the day we all looked forward to – the first day with students. The buses will be loading and unloading students on the east of Vermilion Elementary School. There will be no bus traffic on 49 Avenue (the north side of the school). Parent and handicapped parking will now be on the north side of the school. Please respect the new school bus loading and unloading areas so our buses can safely transport students to and from school. The buses will now pick up and drop off in a circular order (i.e. VES to St. Jerome’s north to JR). This will allow for more

right hand turns and will decrease the traffic on the busy road between St. Jerome’s and Vermilion Elementary. On Thursday, September 12, VES will host an Open House from 5:307:00. Please come out to our school for hot dogs and juice and have a look around our school. The evening will end with an assembly in the gym at 6:30, where you will see a short video and get introduced to the staff. Roots of Empathy is an evidencebased classroom program that has shown a significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among school children while raising social/ emotional competence and increasing empathy. Since 2003, VES has invited a neighborhood infant and his or her parents to visit grade two classrooms every three weeks over the school year. A trained instructor coaches students to observe the baby’s development and to label the baby’s feelings. In this experiential learning, the baby is the “Teacher” and a lever, which the instructor uses to help children identify and reflect on their own feelings and the feelings of others. This “emotional literacy” taught in the program lays the foundation for more safe and caring classrooms. VES will be celebrating ten years of the Roots of Empathy program in our school at our annual open house on Sept. 12. There will be a display set up showcasing all our past VES Roots of Empathy families that have been such an important part of this

p ro g ra m . I nfo r m a ti o n a b o u t th e program will also be available. During our assembly portion of the evening a slide show of pictures from the past ten years will be shown. The families and their “teacher” babies (the first of which will now be ten years old) will be invited to take part. Thank you to the County of Vermilion River, Town of Vermilion River F.C.S.S and BTPS for their continued support of this program. Dates to Remember: Sept. 12 – VES Open House; Sept. 20 – PD Day – No school; Sep. 23 – Professional Learn-

ing Day – No School; Oct. 2 – Early Dismissal at 2:00; Oct. 11 – Staff Day – No School; Oct. 14 – Thanksgiving – No School






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Chris Nelson arrived by bus for the first day of school August 29th, at Vermilion Elementary school.

Joshua Gould headed off for his first day at school, August 29th.

August 29th, Mady Myshak is heading off to grade 2 this year at Vermilion Elementary school and her brother, Rowan Myshak will start Kindgarten. Photos Sue Chikie.

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Second Year For Vermilion Walk Of Hope Shannon O’Connor Reporter

Co-organizer of the second annual Walk of Hope in Vermilion Cindy Usenik, is hoping to build on the success of last year which saw 110 people participate in the event. When all was said and done and the online pledges were calculated the Vermilion Walk of Hope raised over $20,000 said Usenik. In addition, the purpose of the walk is to spread awareness about ovarian cancer which is the most fatal women’s cancer. “With ovarian cancer there is no screening test, no early symptoms, very little awareness and there is no cure,” said Usenik. “Seventy percent of women who are finally diagnosed do not survive five years, so we really need to get the word out.” The umbrella organization has set up a website where walkers can register, download forms for registration or pledge online. “If you know of a walker you want to support you can go right to the website,

click Vermilion, find the walker or the team and pledge either the team or the person individually.” New this year is a smart phone app that users can download to register or make a pledge. Usenik noted the online registration is one way that helps the organization keep costs down to ensure the majority of the money raised goes directly toward ovarian cancer research or helping people affected by ovarian cancer. “Pledging online and using the phone app reduces the amount of paper receipts that have to be mailed out, which reduces overhead costs,” added Usenik. To date four teams have registered online. “Last year we were surprised when people kept pulling up the morning of the event. Everybody just showed up that day,” said Usenik. One of the teams, Team Lyla, was forty people strong. Lyla Fee, an ovarian cancer survivor cut the ribbon for the very first Vermilion Walk of Hope. Fee is not feeling strong enough to walk in this year’s event but Usenik is hoping will she will make an appearance as an honoured

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SEPT 8 2013 Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Hours of Operation: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Harvest Activities: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Celebrate Alberta’s agricultural roots with an oldfashioned threshing bee complete with vintage farm equipment and grain deliveries to the historic elevator. • Delicious food awaits at the Harvest Food Festival • Ukrainian Festival Art Contest finalists on display • Final day to see Journey to Canada: Ukrainian Immigration Experiences 1891-1900

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guest. “Everyone is praying for her,” said is 10 a.m. and the walk gets underway at Usenik. 10:30 a.m. If you would like to register If walkers have pledges exceeding $100 or make a pledge online please contact: they will not have to pay a registration fee or download and they will also receive a free t-shirt. the app. Other items that will be available for a donation will be key chains and lanyards. “Local businesses have covered the cost of our prizes and Webb’s Ford and Integra Tire are sponsoring us,” said Usenik. “Vermilion has great people. It makes you so proud to live here.” This year’s Walk of Hope takes place on Sunday, S e p te m b e r 8 i n Vermilion Park at th e CN Stati o n. Registration time 2012 Walk for Hope Group photo.

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Darrin Zubiak of Fountain Tire presented Lynda Moses on behalf of Walking Through Grief Society with a donation of $1559.59 from funds raised during this year’s Annual Pancake Breakfast July 26th. “This kind donation will really help with funding for the Walking Through Grief Society. They are funded through FCSS but this will help with options to help others,” stated Lynda. Photo Sue Chikie.


OPEN WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY 10 AM TO 6 PM. CLOSED SUNDAY, MONDAY, AND TUESDAY. Call or follow on Facebook for updates Town of Vermilion Family & Community Support Services

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Community Programs are scheduled to start mid-September 2013 BUILDING TRUST, MAKING FRIENDS (6-10 years)

This group model helps children learn how to become aware of feelings, how to grow in self-esteem, and how to acquire interactive skills as healthy individuals.

GO GRRRLS (12-14 years)

This program has a strong emphasis of self-empowerment and helps young girls understand the unique risks they may face during adolescence. The sessions will cover a wide range of topics to provide them with the skills and knowledge needed to make positive choices to build healthy lifestyles and relationships.


The Interval Home offers a “Child's Play” program for children 0-6 years on Tuesday mornings while Mom is attending the “Self Empowerment I” program. With a learn through play philosophy, we provide a nurturing environment that is safe and supportive. Our focus is on the children’s development such as promoting social skills and non-violent conflict resolution.


New Perspectives for Men is a program designed for men who have difficulty with abusive behavior in relationships. Participants will be examining their established beliefs and attitudes, and will be provided information on how to live a violent-free lifestyle based on respect, consideration, responsibility and equality in relationships. (Openings available in January 2014)


Capture a picture of your favorite place/event in the Town of Vermilion or area or a picture of a scenic Vermilion location. Pictures must be taken between July 15, 2013 and October 15, 2013 Contest rules are available on our website under Vermilion News, on Facebook at or can be picked up at Town Hall. Economic Development, Town of Vermilion | Ph: 780-853-5358 | E: | Twitter – @NewIdeas4Living |


This program encourages women to look at ways in which life experiences have influenced their lives and their thinking. This program empowers women to make positive, healthy choices.


Public Education informs and empowers communities about the issue of family violence through education and awareness. Our Public Education Coordinator is available to provide public presentations on topics such as Dating Violence, Bullying, Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships and Friendships, Cyber Bullying, Self Esteem, Anger Conflict Resolution and Dating Relationships, Choices and Responsibility.


One way to support and get to know your community is through volunteering. Volunteers enrich our Programs and enhance the lives of others through their commitment, support, knowledge and enthusiasm. We have many areas for volunteers that will match your interest. Please call (780) 872-5005.


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The Good Life In Vermilion Shannon O’Connor Reporter

more people and increase the chances of better weather, said Person. This is part of what Person referred to as the “Constant stream of learning opportunities” that presented themselves during year one. “This year we are figuring out better ways to do things, we don’t have to keep starting from scratch,” he added. The focus for year two will be a push for corporate and local sponsors, growing an audience, adding content and beefing up marketing in order to be self sustaining. “We want as many people to know about our website, calendar of events, Facebook page and Twitter account as possible.” According to Person it is just a matter of highlighting the many assets Vermilion has to offer and pairing it with the knowledge that is already in the community. If you live in Vermilion you’re already living the good life, said Person. For a full list of dates and events or to sign up for classes in any of the four series visit: www.TheGoodLifeInstitute. ca or call 780-581-2410.

Children won’t be the only ones returning to school this September; four series of classes are continuing in the Good Life Institute’s 2013-2014 line-up of events. The Institute was established a year and a half ago through the Town of Vermilion’s Economic Brand Department and its “New Ideas For Living” brand. The Institute provides a means of promoting the assets of Vermilion through hands on learning opportunities. One of our strongest assets as a community is our commitment to education said Brand Development Coordinator, Geoffrey Person. “Whether it is Lakeland College, the Fire Training School or innovative learning places like One of Vermilion’s natural assets, Vemilion Provincial Park, will be highlighted in FOCUS, CLASS the Outreach School or two of the Outdoor Adventure series classes this fall including Mantracker Terry the School of Hope, education is someGrant, who will teach basic tracking and survival skills in the park. thing Vermilion does very well.” Photo Shannon O’Connor. The 2013-2014 classes offered through the Institute are: The Dine Out Series, The Outdoor and Adventure Series, A Create and Imagine Series and a Wellness Series. Each of these Series will be led by various experts in each field. For instance, the Outdoor and Adventure Series on September 7 will feature TV’s Mantracker, Office 780-853-6763, Fax 780-853-6743, Toll Free 1-866-262-1649 Terry Grant. Twelve participants will have the chance to go out on the trails in Vermilion Radiology Consultants Associated is Park with Grant to learn basic partnering with the Onion Lake Cree tracking and survival skills. Nation to provide private MRI imaging “There are only two spots left,” on a fee-for-service basis at our said Person. Lloydminster Clinic. We will be operating The Wellness in the Park $289,500.00 $358,000.00 $269,900.00 a new state-of-the-art Series ( WIP) resumes on MRI machine that truly PENDING PRICE REDUCED NEW LISTING September 14 and features 4405-54 Ave 5219-57A St 4720-53 Ave enhances the patient local instructor and fitness MLS #48990 MLS #49274 MLS #49913 experience. enthusiast Elaine Urwin, who will help you develop a train• Wide-bore (70cm) ing plan to achieve your fitness • First of its kind in western Canada g o a l. “ Ela i n e ha s a re a lly • Ability to scan all exams feet first strong history in massage, trail • Motion correction software running, nutrition and wellness. She’s a great instructor and is $188,900.00 $195,000.00 $147,500.00 We are currently booking MRI appointments very approachable. She makes 4815-52 Ave 4916-51 Ave 4809-53 Ave for our end of August opening. it easy to learn,” said Person. MLS #49062 MLS #49330 MLS #49232 Going into its second year To book an appointment today the Good Life Institute is also call 780.875.1392 learning as it goes along. Looking back we have “learned we can’t do too much too fast,” said Person. He added they are trying to balance enthusiasm and energy within a workable $69,500.00 $119,900.00 $249,000.00 timeframe. That way, “We have OPEN TO OFFERS 5112-54 St Mannville PRICE REDUCED time to get the word out about 4816-50 Ave MLS #49730 5103-45 Ave our classes while developing Yellowhead Highway MLS #48048 MLS #49150 some quality programs.” N In addition to the four series that are offered, the Good Life Walmart Institute will also orchestrate several major events again this year with the most notable being the Vermilion Winter Fair $415,000.00 $129,000.00 $225,000.00 and the Vermilion Fire Festival. 4121 – 70 Ave Lloydminster PT NE 33-51-7 W4 PT SW 28-51-6 W4 Last year the Winter Fair was NEW LISTING MLS #49737 MLS #49715 4943-50 St Islay held over the course of ten days MLS #49921 X-Ray • Bone Densitometry • Digital Mammography but this year it will take place Bruce: 853-0048 Susan: 853-7075 Ron: 853-7288 Faye: 581-5359 • Ultrasound • Nuclear Imaging • Echocardiography over three weekends to reach 5008 - 49 Avenue Vermilion, Alberta T9X 1B7

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Lakeland College Applied Research Day 2013 Lakeland College Submitted

On August 29th, Lakeland College held Applied Research Day 2013. Stations were set up throughout the site to showcase current research projects including, energy monitoring and control systems, solar collector efficiency, heat storage, biochar, and Jerusalem artichoke. T h e R e n ewa b l e E n e rg y Le a r ning Centre is designed as a net-zero



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classroom and office space. Net-zero building targets electricity and heat conservation through energy saving enhancements, along with renewable energy generation. The Renewable Energy Learning Centre utilizes solar photovoltaic and wind electrical production, along with solar thermal and geothermal heat collection. A key feature of the Centre is not o n l y th e m o n i to r i n g s y s te m , b u t d evel o p m e nt of a co ntro l sys te m that allows all of the energy collection systems to run most efficiently. The combined solar and geothermal systems can provide the required building heat, even in mid-winter. On average throughout the year, the solar photovoltaic and wind turbine provide much of the building’s electricity. M e l M a t h i s o n , D e a n , E nv i r o n mental Sciences & Applied Research mentioned that the Centre is going to be the focal point for agriculture, energy, and environment research. The bio-energy component is a new development area we are currently working on. Linden Lundback, Project Researcher & Coordinator is the lead researcher for the Jerusalem Artich o ke (JART ) p roje c t. J e r u s a l e m ar tichoke is a p erennial sp ecialt y ve g e t a b l e w h i c h c u r re n tl y i s n o t widely cultivated in North America. JART produces rhizomes, tubers and woody stalks. It is a member of the sunflower family and is a common

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food in some regions of Europe. This plant is of great interest for study due to its high concentrations of inulin and fructose in the plant. Inulin and fructose can be used as starch or sucrose substitutes, but don’t have the fattening effect. They may also have probiotic properties. Inulin and fructose can possibly be used by a diabetic because the JART products don’t have the same effect as starch and sucrose on blood sugar levels. The need at this time is to find a way to mechanize the process of planting and harvesting the tubers. The project is also investigating stalk har vesting methods of the woody stalks, which contain the majority of the inulin until the plant flowers. After flowering the majority of the inulin moves down into the tubers.

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fa c i l i t y a t th e C o l l e g e. L a ke l a n d College is leading the biochar development and commercialization work in Alberta with the establishment of Alberta Biochar Initiative in partnership with Alberta Innovates Technology Futures and other industry partners. Alok explains that Biochar could be a solution to soil depletion from agriculture and mining, tailing ponds and SAGD water, and ever increasing greenhouse gases. The research on biomass to energy is expected to grow rapidly with recent donation of biomass gasification unit (See Picture) from Alberta Innovates Bio-Solutions Linden Lundback with the Jerusalem and a soon to be constructed bioenergy building. This new 4 0x6 0’ Artichoke. bioenergy building will house a large common work space, heat storage Alok Dhungana, Alberta Biochar research lab, greenhouse space, and Initiative (ABI) Coordinator noted the explosion proof room for bio-diesel expansion on bio-energy research and solid biomass fuel processing.

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Optimal Swath Timing For Canola CCC media Release Submitted

If yo u c a n wa it u ntil a ll c a n o la reaches 60% seed colour change on the main stem, that’s ideal. But that’s not always practical or possible for all fields. Here are some tips to help with tough decisions. The optimal swath timing for canola yield and quality is when 60% of seeds on the main stem are showing some colour change. Seed colour change (SCC) is considered any amount of yellow or brown on the seed. “To determine when to swath a field, growers need to walk the field and crack pods. Pod colour change is not an accurate indicator of seed colour change,” says Angela Brackenreed, agronomy specialist for the Canola Council of Canada. “In some cases, pods can appear ripe on the outside but the seeds are still green. Or pods can be green while seeds inside are brown.” To assess SCC, star t in an area of the field that best represents the stand, stage and yield potential of the crop. Pull a plant and isolate the main raceme, which is typically the longest branch with the most pods — representing the greatest percentage of yield. Take pods from the bottom, middle and top of the main raceme. “For 60% seed colour change, seeds fro m p o ds at b ot to m third of th e main raceme will be totally brown to purplish brown, seeds from the middle third will be starting to turn,

and seed from the top are green but firm and will roll between your thumb and forefinger without mushing,” Brackenreed says. Check five plants in this area, then repeat in another couple of places in the field. “Don’t make the decision based on one plant,” she says. Complicating the decision Growers often face harvest challenges that make it difficult to swath all canola at 60% SCC. Here are some of those scenarios, with quick tips to help with the swath timing decision. Logistics. With a lot of canola to swath, some fields have to be cut earlier. “The best fields to start cutting before 60% seed colour change are the most uniform in maturity and with fewer side branches,” Brackenreed says. CCC research shows that canola swathed at 30-40% SCC on the main stem yields about 8% less than canola s w a t h e d a t 5 0 - 6 0 % S C C . Av o i d cutting any earlier than 30% SCC. Lots of secondary branches. Fields with branchy canola or fields where the main raceme is missing a lot of pods may actually have most of their yield in side branches. In that case, base the 60% SCC assessment on the whole plant. Note, the main stem will be well beyond 60%. Swath timing for these fields becomes a balance between potential shelling on the main stem and waiting for final seeds on side branches to firm up. Uneven crop. Hail earlier in the season or poor establishment from the start can cause various maturity levels in one field. “Determine which plants make up the bulk of the yield and make the decision based on them,” Brackenreed says. If half the plants are ready and half are just beginning SCC, consider waiting three or four days. Frost presents a minimal risk for riper parts of the field and later parts will see a huge benefit from these extra days if frost doesn’t occur. Frost is forecast. A heavy frost will lock in high green counts unless the crop has adequate dry down time to achieve seed moisture of 20% or less. This often requires three good drying days — so swathing has to occur at least three days before the frost to achieve this benefit. If the crop is green, growers may want to take a chance that the frost will be light, knowing the crop needs more time to mature. Frost has occurred. If plants are severely damaged, pods will often

Sunscald can make pods look ripe, but seeds inside can be green and mushy. take on a white, wilted appearance. This is a sign that pods are desiccating, which will quickly lead to pod shatter and pod drop, especially with warm sunny afternoons. If pods are desiccating rapidly, swathing right away will preserve as much yield as possible. If pods do not appear to be severely damaged, then continue

while if these pods represent only a small percentage of the yield potential of the crop. L ate i n s e c ti ci d e a p p l i c ati o n. If insects are at economic thresholds and the crop is about a week from swathing, choose an insecticide with a pre-harvest interval of seven days or less. Applying an insecticide with

This pods looks green on the outside, but the seeds inside are dark brown. Pod colour is not an indicator of seed colour change. Photos submitted. monitoring rather than swathing right away. Hot days. With day time highs in the 30s or high 20s, wait for cooler days before swathing. Cutting canola in hot conditions will lead to rapid d r y d own a n d d esi cc ati o n, wh i ch increases seed shrinkage — and leads to yield loss. If waiting isn’t an option, consider swathing at night to take advantage of cooler temperatures and any moisture from dew. Late season hail. Pods damaged by hail have a higher potential for shattering as they dry. Swathing early to save these pods may not be worth-


a longer pre-harvest interval means you’ll have to wait that long to swath or straight combine. “Swath timing is an art,” Brackenreed says. “Many factors are at play in the decision. However, when possible, waiting until canola is at 60% seed colour change on the main stem gives more seeds a chance to reach full maturity. That means higher yield and reduced green seed counts.” Fo r m o re i nfo r m ati o n o n th es e topics, search at www.canolawatch. org, the website for the CCC’s free agronomy newsletter, Canola Watch.

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How To Have A Successful Year At School Pat Calyniuk Submitted

At the beginning of ever y school year, we often hear the mantra that this is going to be the most successful year ever! We all want to do well in school but often we do not know what steps to take to have that success! The things we need to do to be successful are easy and are things that we can all do! Organization is the key to success. However, organization is more than just keeping binders organized. Study spaces and living spaces are important to keep clean and organized. Also start the year off with a study schedule. A study schedule is just one way to keep track of obligations (like work, prac-

tices and family), assignments, quizzes, exams and appointments. Plan ahead and schedule study times so that last minute cramming can be avoided. Participate in after school clubs and activities. Hanging out with friends and making new friends will make life at school so much more enjoyable. These extra-curricular activities also look great on a resume for future jobs. Eating a nutritious lunch everyday helps feed the brain. No one can focus on learning when the hunger pangs start in. In the classroom, promise to try your best everyday. This involves doing homework on time, taking notes and paying attention. Ask lots of questions to help clarify concepts and to ensure understanding and be open to feedback. Exercise is a great way to maintain

balance and helps get rid of any pent up frustration. Ensure that exercise is something that is put into the study schedule. In order to be mentally successful, we must ensure that we are physically taken care of and this includes exercise! Goal setting is extremely important. Decide what it is that you want to accomplish and start to work towards it be using SMART Goals. SMART is an acronym that stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely. Goals must be specific; instead of saying a goal is to pass an exam, be more specific and say that you want to pass with a 75%. Goals do not need to be chiselled into stone; they should be something that is looked at often and re-evaluated. Write your goals on your study schedule and in your daily organizer so that you are reminded of

them and can stayed focused on them. The Mental Health Capacity Building in Schools Initiative (MHCB) is an integrated, multidisciplinar y team approach providing promotion, prevention and early intervention addiction, health and mental health ser vices to children, families and communities. The VIBE Program is one of the 37 projects involved in this initiative led by Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health in partnership with Alberta Education and funded by Alberta Health and Wellness. For more information on goal setting and other health & wellness related to p i c s p l e a s e co n t a c t yo u r V I B E Coach, or the Program Coordinator Pat Calyniuk at 780-853-3718 or pat. By Laryssa Speck




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J.R. Robson News Monica To Submitted

Welcome, and welcome back to J.R., everyone! Staff at J.R. Robson School already hit the ground running for a few weeks prior to the first day of classes to ensure smooth sailing for the start of the 2013-2014 school year. The fresh start features waxed floors, tuned computers,

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Sometimes women tell me about the many things they do for their partner, to show him he is loved. They may shower him with affection, make his favorite meals, send him cute cards, and share their inner feelings. Often they are disappointed, because he does not seem to do the same for them. Women, who tend to be romantic, sometimes equate the depth of a partner’s love with the way he expresses his love and caring. What he feels inside, and how he expresses that, are often two different things! Some women have said they feel less loved because their man does not send flowers, buy jewellery, or say the right things. This leads to endless disappointment, conflict and struggle. Here’s the important point: everyone shows their love in different ways. Before deciding a man

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does not show enough love, consider the following. Real love is demonstrated in any or all of these things: honesty, fidelity, patience, acceptance, getting the groceries, (especially feminine products!), getting your car washed, being financially responsible (especially preparing for retirement), tolerating your family, not caring if you gain a few pounds, laughing with you, understanding, or at least tolerating PMS, and wanting to grow old with you. These are gifts he gives every day: gifts that money cannot buy. Expecting a man to be flowery, poetic and romantic, if that is not his nature, is unfair. Expecting a show of love on demand spoils things. Love is something, which must be freely given, and accepted in the form it is offered. Flowers fade, cards get lost, but true love is best shown through accepting him as he is every day, and appreciating his unique way of showing his love. Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning Psychotherapist.

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Vermilion Breeders Co-op

Elaine Urwin, RMT Roxane Blanchet, RMT

Paul E. Yaceyko (780) 853-2778 5928 - 52 Ave. Vermilion, AB T9X 1X3

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New to area Tom’s Interior/ Exterior a Handi Man Installation of Siding, Window Capping, Soffit, Fascia, Eavestroughing FOR A FREE ESTIMATE CALL TOM AT 780-853-4035 NO JOB TOO SMALL

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

Vermilion River Limousine Call for Rates

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

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

For Promt Officient Service

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Les Bauer

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17 Bales at a time, self load & unload

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The Vermilion Voice September 2, 2013


Issue 476

Local News

A Different Way To “Talk To The Animals” Shannon O’Connor Reporter Fifteen people registered for an introductory class on how to “Talk To The Animals” offered by Suzy Godsey at the Lakeland College Equine Centre on August 22. Godsey is a certified Access Consciousness facilitator and host of Blogtalkradio’s “Conversations With Dogs” who travels the world to teach people how to communicate with animals in a completely different way. When people feel they are not connecting or communicating effectively with their animal, Godsey recommends asking the animal a question specific to the situation

at hand. “We don’t acknowledge that we can ask them for assistance,” said Godsey. We push animals into doing a thing they don’t want to do and that’s when they start breaking down, she added. “Every animal’s requirements are different.” Not every animal wants a job, while some animals want to work so much they create their own jobs and not always with the best results, she added. It requires a different mindset for most people to ask an animal what it wants. “We all have the ability to communicate with animals but we all do it differently.” In Godsey’s animal communication class she asks participants how they receive energetic information. “Energy talks to us all the time.” For instance, everyone has Communication Facilitator Suzy Godsey, provided instruction on how to achieve two way communication between horse and handler at Lakeland College’s Equine Centre August 22-25. Photo Shannon O’Connor.



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experienced a moment when they know they shouldn’t do something, but they do it anyway. In that moment there was a feeling or a sensation. That’s the energy communicating. A tingling sensation would be an example of how you received that information explained Godsey. “I try to make that translation system more transparent,” and in this sense considers herself to be more of a communications facilitator than “horse or dog whisperer.” Providing the tools to help people communicate with their animals after her sessions, such as how they receive energetic information, is one of the key differences between being an animal whisperer and a communications facilitator. Godsey has had the opportunity to meet Cesar Milan and has appeared on his show. “Caesar has an energy that allows the animal to let go of the past. He doesn’t judge the animal. He’s always in that space

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of a different possibility.” But not everybody is Cesar Milan, and often an animal’s behaviour will revert because the owners are not able to follow through after he is gone because they don’t have his energy, explained Godsey. Posing questions to both handlers and animals such as, “Are you willing to let that go?” allows awareness of the possibility that it can be let go. Words are powerful in the sense that there is energy at their base, said Godsey. Asking questions and clearing them allows “that energy to go back to whenever a decision was made and turn it around.” Animals are a lot like humans and they will hang on to decisions that no longer have relevance, explained Godsey. During day one of a three day workshop that followed the introductory course, one handler admitted she was afraid of her horse’s aggressive attitude toward her but didn’t want to discipline him because he previously was abused. Another handler was threatened by her “social butterfly” horse because she was afraid of losing his devotion. “When you tell a story about a horse or any animal or put expectations on them, they receive it and become that.” Asking questions, becoming aware and deciding to letting go of behaviors that no longer serve either animal or handler facilitates communication between the two. “Everything responds to your request,” explained Godsey.

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Issue 476 September 2, 2013

The Vermilion Voice


AWNA Blanket and Local Classifieds ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.


MEIER-2 DAY Classic Car & Truck Auction. Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22, 11 a.m. both days. 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Consign today, call 780-440-1860. 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; TIMBER CREEK OUTDOORS LTD. Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Sat., Sept. 14, 10 a.m. Selling over $100,000 of new rifles & shotguns, ammunition, archery, hunting, fishing & camping inventory, office & store fixtures. 10% buyers fee. See 1-800-371-6963.


WRECKING AUTO-TRUCKS. Parts to fit over 500 trucks. Lots of Dodge, GMC, Ford, imports. We ship anywhere. Lots of Dodge, diesel, 4x4 stuff. (Lloydminster). Reply 780-875-0270. North-East Recyclers truck up to 3 tons.


GET FREE vending machines. 100% lease financing. All cash income. 100% tax deductible. Become financially independent. All Canadian company. Full details. Call now 1-866-668-6629. Website: www.


MASSAGE CAREER. Train full-time or part-time at our highly regarded, progressive school. Small classes, individual attention, confident graduates! 1-877-646-1018; REFLEXOLOGY PROGRAM, fun and relaxed learning. Register now limited space. Starting September 21 & 22, 2013. Certificate on completion. 403-3401330.


GROW MARIJUANNA COMMERCIALLY. Canadian Commercial Production Licensing Convention, October 26 & 27. Toronto Airport, Marriot Hotel; www. Tickets 1-855-860-8611 or 250-870-1882.


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. seeking Journeyman Technician. Will consider 3rd TJ LOGGING of Whitecourt, Alberta is now taking and 4th year apprentices. Competitive wage/incenresumes for 2013 - 2014 logging season. Experi- tives and benefit plan. Submit resumes by email, fax enced buncher/skidder/limber/process operators or mail. Richard Automotive, Box 1173, Three Hills, AB, T0M 2A0. Fax 403-443-5392; brian@richauto. required. Please fax resume to 780-778-2428. AN ALBERTA OILFIELD company is hiring dozer and ca. excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. PASSIONATE ABOUT TRAVEL? Flight Centre in Drug testing required. Call 780-723-5051, Edson, Grande Prairie is hiring. They’re opening new stores and require individuals with experience in sales and Alberta. WRANGLER RENTALS LTD. is now recruiting Ex- overseas travel experience. For information and to cavator Operators. Rig experience an asset. Camp apply, please visit jobs, day rates, health benefits & steady work rain NOW LOCATED in Drayton Valley. BREKKAAS Vacor shine. Contact Monika 780-980-1331 or email uum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers, Super Heater Operators with all valid tickets. Top wages, resume: JOURNALISTS, Graphic Artists, Marketing and more. excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people Phone 780-621-3953. Fax like you. Post your resume online. Free. Visit: www. 780-621-3959. FEED AND SEED WINCH TRACTOR OPERATORS. Must have experience operating a winch. Journeyman Heavy Duty HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or SpringMechanic also required. To apply fax, email or drop thrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas off resume at the office. Phone 780-842-6444. for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Fax 780-842-6581. Email: Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250Mail: H&E Oilfield Services Ltd., 2202 - 1 Ave., 5252. Wainwright, AB, T9W 1L7. For more employment FOR SALE information see our webpage: FIELD CLERK NEEDED for out of town work site METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Very competitive prices! (21/7 schedule). Mature, flexible and positive com- Largest colour selection in Western Canada. Availmunicator, understanding of importance of safety able at over 25 Alberta Distribution Locations. 40 culture. Reporting to on-site foreman & Edmonton Year Warranty. Call 1-888-263-8254. HO. Transportation to & from work site provided. WWW.SHOWHOMEFURNITURESALE.COM. Ship Potential to grow with company; Jobs@Command- anywhere in Alberta. Brand new high end furniture Fax 780-488-3002. 50% off retail. Solid wood/brand name. Largest seENVIROEX OILFIELD Rentals & Sales Ltd. is looking lection of one-of-a-kind pieces in Alberta. 587for a Class 1 Driver to join our team. Oilfield ex- 220-4048. perience is required as well as valid safety tickets. STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! We offer a great benefit package as well as a small 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, company atmosphere. Please fax your resume and a 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457current driver’s abstract 403-501-0387. 2206; INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT Operator School. No ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS! Lacombe Alberta Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Children’s Clothing Store (0 - 8 years) inventory. Will Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Sign sell with 50% discount to another children’s clothing up online! 1-866-399-3853. store. 403-782-7156 or cell 403-357-7465. FINANCIAL CONTROLLER required immediately. Full EVERY WATER WELL on earth should have the patcycle accounting. A/R, A/P, G/L, J/E, payroll, gov- ented “Kontinuous Shok” Chlorinator from Big Iron ernment remittances, & other duties. Competitive Drilling! Why? Save thousands of lives every year. salary & benefit package. Email resume: bluesod@ Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. Lydell Group Inc. hiring FIELD TECHNICIAN. Rigstar Communications is is currently MANUFACTURED HOMES looking for a full-time candidate to perform installs GRANDVIEW MODULAR HOMES now open in Red related to our Oil & Gas division. Competitive salary, Deer & Airdrie! Showcasing high-end homes from company vehicle and excellent benefits package of- Grandeur Housing and Palm Harbor Homes. Inquire 12345 fered. A clean drivers abstract is required. Training about opening specials; www.grandviewmodular. will be provided. Send resume to: careers@rigstar. com; 1-855-347-0417; 7925B - 50 Ave., Red ca. Deer. ALLTORQ SERVICES LTD. looking to hire one lead LAST 2011 SRI at blow out price! 4 bedroom/2 bath. hand and one technician.Accommodation Oilfield and torque expe6 appliances, island, etc.! Must go now - new and benefitsdeluxe provided. rience an asset. Fax resume to: 780-778-6571 or stock arriving. Call today. 1-877-341-4422; www. email: Will pick up & drop off at airport. WANTED: Progressive Napa AutoPro repair shop HOMES, COTTAGES & More. RTMI - Ready to Move

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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; 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. 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.


NEED SOMEONE to salvage riding arena roof collapse tin and wood. Provost, Alberta. 780-7530810.




EXPERIENCED FELLER, BUNCHER, 12345DOZER, GRADER & EXCAVATOR OPERATORS Accommodation and benefits provided. Will pick up & drop off at airport.

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HOMES & FARMLAND, Fawcett, Alberta. Ritchie Bros Unreserved Auction. 1 HQ, 1 country residential acreage, 4 parcels farmland. Jerry Hodge 780706-6652; Greg Cripps - Remax 403-391-2648;

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NORDIC KENNELS, Labrador Retrievers. Canadian, Swedish bloodlines. Black, chocolate, breeding since 1975. Hunting companions, wonderful pets. Puppies available. Call 1-780-645-2206, in St. Paul or visit

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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+). TRUE PSYCHICS! For Answers call now 24/7 Toll Free 1-877-342-3036; Mobile: # 4486; http://


Voice Classified and Careers The Vermilion Senior Centre is beginning a new fall schedule for activities, starting this September 15th. We will be having a soup and sandwich meeting at the centre at 10:30 am to discuss the above on Wednesday September 4th. Floor curling and cards are our main interest at the moment, but we are looking for input for other events. Please come out and have your ideas put out there. We need new members to keep the centre functioning. Anyone 55 and over is very welcome to participate. The luncheon cost for soup and sandwiches is $5.00. Please phone 780-853-4292 to confirm this invitation or 780-853-8309. We need the support of our community friends. Please reply by Tuesday September 3, 2013.

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(Property Manager & Handyman) as soon as possible. For details &interviews please contact Albertha Van Wageningen

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FOR RENT Fully furnished rooms for rent, everything included. Contact Rick at 780-853-4622 or 780-8534621. $600.00 per month.


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.


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For Sale By Tender Lakeland College, Vermilion is seeking tenders for the following:

•1992Case1845Cskidsteerwithbucket4450 hours, new motor approximately 2006 •WestfieldAuger6”x36’ with 12 hp Kohler motor •HighLine6800BaleProbaleshredder •20welding/cuttingtables •1974JohnDeere4230tractorSyncho Range 8 speed transmission, 3 hydraulics converted to power ends, no a/c, showing 3760 hours

•1976Hesston52003-baleroundbalemover/picker •Approximately20usedpowerpoles •Morandheavydutychutepluspalpationcage •Cattlehandlingsystemalleywayandpen •3–25’lightpoleswith 120V light - 2 with lights, 1 without •3–25’lightpoles with 347V lights •3–30’lightpoleswith 347V lights (broken lenses) •2–30’lightpoles •19–30’lightpoles with 347V lights (to be sold in groups of 5 and one group of 4) Please submit tenders by Sept.6,2013 to: Lakeland College Farm Office 5707 College Drive Vermilion, AB T9X 1K5 Fax: 780 853 8715 If you have any questions please call Peter Wilkinson at 780 853 0425.

The Vermilion Voice September 2, 2013


Issue 476


Vermilion Habitat For Humanity Starts Family Selection Process With Open House Brenda Ritz Submitted With plans underway to build its second Habitat for Humanity home in the spring of 2014, the Vermili o n Ad o p t-a- H o m e co m m i t te e i s starting the process of selecting a family to partner with Habitat in the purchase of the new home. “Selecting a family to receive a Habitat home can be time consuming, and we want to get started so that the selected family has time to invest the 50 0

hours of volunteer labor necessary,” comments Committee Chair, Linda Jacejko. A number of eligibility requirements must be met by the family. To help potential families decide whether to apply to become a Habitat Partner Family, the Committee is holding an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7:00 pm in the Provincial Building at 4701- 52 Street in Vermilion. At this open house, the eligibility requirements will be explained, questions will be answered, and if a family chooses to apply, it can get

EMPLOYMENT CLASS 1 DRIVER REQUIRED for grain hauling ELD TRUCKING Paradise Valley Call Russell 780-205-6363

some assistance with filling in forms. Anyone who is interested, but cannot make the open house, is welcome to call Holly at 780-853-6189. By assisting a family to purchase a home by building the home with volunteer labor and donated funds, Habitat helps a family that might be caught in a cycle of poverty due to inflated rental costs to own a decent home at an affordable price, giving t h e fa m i l y t h e s t a b i l i t y o f h o m e ownership. The mortgage payments made by the family go toward building the next house, and therefore the

family is also contributing to another family’s home ownership. Vermilion Adopt-a-Home will be raising funds for this project over the winter, with a goal of $150,000. A M e d i e v a l Fe a s t i s p l a n n e d fo r Dec. 7 in Kitscoty. For tickets, call Holly at 780-853-6189. To donate, contact Eleanor at 780-581-0071 or to volunteer, contact Irene Long at 853-2880. For more information: Linda Jacejko 780-853-5497.

MS Society Schedule Patty Tweedle Submitted

Room). Free for MS Society members or a $10 membership fee for non members. For more information contact Patty at September 17, 24 - (Every Tuesday) the MS Office, 780.871.0513 September 10 – Coffee Crew in Adapted Yoga: 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the Vermillion at the A&W: 10 to 11 am. Community Services Centre (Workshop Open to anyone living with MS and their support partners/family/friends. Contact Patty for more information or to register at 780.871.0513 September 19th- MS Society Young People’s Group: 6:00 p.m. at Kelsey’s restaurant. For those affected by MS between the ages 18-40 and their family members/support partners. For more information contact Patty at the MS Office, 780.871.0513

September 18th - MS Society Coffee Crew: 10:30 a.m. at Second Cup in Lloydminster. Open to anyone living with MS and their support partners/family/ friends. For more information contact Patty at the MS Office, 780.871.0513 September 24th – MS Soup and Sandwich Information Session: Noon – 1pm at the Community Services Centre (Workshop Room). Lunch is provided. Topic: Kenda Scott – Owner of Time Saving Solutions – will speak about her personal errand service and how it can help those living with MS. Contact Patty at the MS Office to register, 780.871.0513.



ASSISTANT AGRICULTURAL FIELDMAN Full-Time Maternity Leave Term Position October7, 2013 to October10, 2014

The County of Two Hills, No.21 is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Agricultural Fieldman. The Assistant Agricultural Fieldman will have the following responsibilities: • Assist the Agricultural Fieldman in the administration of Agriculture Service Board Programs. • Carry out duties as an inspector under various Provincial Acts and Regulations. e.g. Weed Control Act, Agricultural Pests Act, Soil Conservation Act, etc. • Supervisory duties for the municipal spraying program and perform duties in the municipal spraying program as required. • Perform duties in weed identification, crop insects and diseases as well as performing Agricultural Pest Monitoring. • Perform duties related to Beaver Dam removal and Dynamite Blasting. • Assist in developing Agriculture related Environmental programs and awareness information for ratepayers. • Execute other related duties as required. The successful applicant should have the following: • Agricultural and Industrial Alberta Pesticide Applicators License (or the ability to obtain these licenses) • A valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License • Certificate, Diploma or Degree in an Agriculture related field an asset. • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel. • Good communication, interpersonal and leadership skills in a team environment. • Ability to work in a multi task environment • A practical agricultural background would be an asset • A Blasting Permit (or ability to obtain) or knowledge in trapping would also be an asset. Resumes outlining experience, qualifications and references will be received in confidence until September 20, 2013 or until a suitable candidate is found. Please state expected Salary. Only candidates who have been chosen for an interview will be notified.

Submit your resume to:

Al Ropchan, Agricultural Fieldman County of Two Hills, No.21 Box 490, Two Hills, AB T0B 4K0 Phone: 780-657-3358, Fax: 780-657-3504 Email:



The County of Two Hills Natural Gas Utility has an immediate opening for a full time Gas Utility Service Person position. • Certification as a Gasfitter or Gas Utility Operator would be an asset; we are willing to provide training for the right candidate. • Knowledge of a rural natural gas distribution system, the installation, repairs and maintenance required within the system. Experience operating backhoes, trenchers and other equipment in the gas distribution setting would be beneficial. • You must be a self-motivated individual with good verbal/written communication skills and have the ability to work both individually or as part of a team. • A minimum valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License with a clean driver abstract is required.

The County of Two Hills offers a competitive benefit package and Local Authorities Pension Plan. Resumes outlining experience, qualifications, salary expected and two references will be received in confidence until September 20, 2013 or until a suitable candidate is found. Only candidates who have been chosen for an interview will be notified. Submit your resume to: Kathy McLaughlin, Manager County of Two Hills No. 21 Natural Gas Utility Box 428, Two Hills, AB T0B 4K0 Phone: 780-657-2446, Fax: 780-657-2731 Email:

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The Vermilion Voice



Alberta Leads In Pipeline Safety ACN news Submitted An independent review has confirmed that Alberta leads in pipeline safety and provides the most thorough overall pipeline regulatory regime of all assessed jurisdictions. Alberta’s high regulatory standards fo r p i p e l i n e i nfra s tr u c tu re g u i d e the activities of all companies doing business in the province to ensure the health and safety of Albertans. The report, a comprehensive thirdparty review conducted by Group 10 Engineering, concluded that Alberta has become a leader in establishing best practices to manage the industry appropriately. It also concluded that while all the examined jurisdictions conform to pipeline requirements established by the Canadian Standards Association, there is no “one size fits all” approach on how to best ensure pipeline safety. “This review assures Albertans we have a safe system in place, but it’s impor tant that we not rest on our laurels. As leaders in energy production and regulation, we will make every effort to ensure Alberta’s pipeline safety standards continue to be among the best in the world.” - Ken Hughes, Minister of Energy The review contained 17 recommendations intended to fur ther improve the integrity and reliability of Alberta’s pipeline infrastructure. Most of the recommendations fall under the responsibility of the

A l b e r t a E n e rg y Re g u l a to r ( A E R), which has already begun to address them. “ We a cce pt th e f i n d i n g s of th e Group 10 report and we will consider this repor t in its entirety as we advance our regulatory mandate. We have a strong tradition of pipeline regulation in Alberta and we embrace any opportunity to further enhance the safety, performance and reliability of Alberta’s pipeline infrastructu re by im p rovin g th e re g ulato r y framework.” - Jim Ellis, CEO, Alberta Energy

Regulator In addition to acting on recommendations in the report, Hughes will also ask the AER to lead the development of a management system to ensure operators are using leading-edge information technology to respond quickly and effectively to pipeline incidents. The system will have the ability for real time tracking and tracing the history of pipeline equipment. It will mitigate risk and prevent future incidents, and will be integrated into the repor ting requirements of the regulators.

Albertans will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the report and its recommendations. The feedback form is on Alberta Energy’s Pipeline Safety Review web page, along with copies of the Group 10 report and the AER’s response to it. O ur government was elec ted to keep building Alberta, to live within its means and to fight to open new markets for Alberta’s resources. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for. B a c kg ro u n d e r : P i p e l i n e rev i ew findings and recommendations.


• Labourers • Tractor Operators • Back-Hoe/Track-Hoe Operator • Fencers • Class One Drivers To work in the Lloydminster area

Welclean Land Services Working for the Environment Fax (780) 875-6334 email:




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

Qualifications: • Certificate in Office Administration; • Experience in Payroll; • Government Grant Application Experience; • Certificate in Local Government Administration would be an asset; • Excellent communication and public relations skills are essential; • Computer experience (AS400/Miscrosoft Office) Resumes will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on September 20th, 2013 to the attention of: Bonnie Milton Assistant Municipal Administrator M.D. OF Wainwright No. 61 717 – 14th Avenue Wainwright, Alberta T9W 1B3 Fax: (780) 842-2463 E-mail: Website: We thank all applicants for interest expressed in this competition however only candidates who most closely fit our needs will be contacted for interviews.

Nilsson Bros. Livestock Exchange Vermilion is looking for a full time or part time

Office Clerk For more information please contact or go to our website

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Building Leaders. Driving Success.

General Administration Clerk (Full-Time) This position involves the performance of general administration, secretarial and reception tasks, payroll, clerical assignments, research and completion of grants and customer service requiring decisions based on Municipal Policy and Procedures. A high degree of accuracy and following of instruction is instrumental in carrying out the position.


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:

CREW FOREMAN • • • • • • •

Able to run one and two ton pickers Experience supervising other workers Safety conscious 5+ years oilfield experience Work well unsupervised Strong leadership skills and work ethic Valid H2S and First Aid tickets preferred


• Valid H2S and First Aid tickets preferred • Drivers License


• Valid H2S, First Aid & Ground Disturbance Level2 • Drivers License • Pipeline & facility experience would be an asset

WE OFFER • • • • •

Competitive Wages Benefits and RRSP package Room for advancement for qualified candidate We have compensation program to assist apprentices for training Safety training courses provided

Our benefits package and training and development programs are one of the key reasons why candidates choose Carson as their “employer of choice”. Carson Energy Services provides employees with all of the tools they need to grow and excel both personally and professionally. APPLY NOW at, call our Recruitment Toll-Free line at 1-866-GO-FLINT (1-866-463-5468) or Amanda @ or Fax 780-842-6117 Thank you to all who apply; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Kuk Sool Won TM Vermilion Celebrates Its First Anniversary Kuk Sool Won Submitted September sees Kuk Sool WonTM Vermilion celebrate its first anniversary. In the last year more than 50 students have walked into the dojang to train in the traditional Korean martial art of Kuk Sool WonTM under the watchful eye of head instructor and school owner Morgan Freeman (3rd degree black belt). “It has been a thrilling first year” explains Morgan Free-

man. “We were invited to teach Kuk Sool WonTM to students of the Vermilion outreach program back in October last year, followed by a visit from two 2nd degree black belts from Calgary in December”. Then in March, Morgan had the privilege of attending a school owner’s seminar in Houston, TX. “The seminar was an amazing experience and I am really looking forward to the next one” describes Morgan. July saw the school’s first summer boot camp, and saw those who attended learn their first weapon the Jewel Bong (Rope staff or Nunchuka). “The camps were great fun to do”, explains Morgan “we are looking forward to next years camps.” On August 29, 2013, to celebrate the schools 1st birthday, Kuk Sool WonTM Vermilion, held a cake decorating competition and invited Morgan’s instructor and mentor 6th Degree



ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Minco Gas Co-op is a member owned natural gas utility located in the Village of Innisfree. Must be proficient in “simply accounting”, Microsoft office (Excell and Word), and filing. Successful applicant may also assist servicemen with meter read collection (AMR), Line locating, etc. Our Co-op offers a benefits and pension plan along with other great employment benefits including a competitive salary. Closing date for application is Sept 6th, 2013 at 4:00 pm. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please send resumes to: General Manager P.O. Box 190 Innisfree, Alberta T0B 2G0 Fax number: 780-592-2332 Or e-mail resume to.




Black belt Master instructor Dr. David Williams (Instructor of over 35 years and school owner of Kuk Sool WonTM Calgary West), to teach, demonstrate advanced self-defence techniques on Morgan and judge the competition entries. There were some great ideas and designs by the students and it was tough to make a decision but in the end first place went to eight year old Ivy Smereka, second prize went to brother and sister Ibrahim and Nisa Uddin, and third prize went to five year old Ye Jun Park. Ju Im Kwahn Jahng Nim David began his Kuk Sool WonTM Journey in 1975 and played a prominent role in establishing, developing, teaching and promoting Kuk Sool WonTM across the United Kingdom. Master David is also fondly known as Master ‘Doc’ as he holds a PhD in Buddhist philosophy. Master ‘Doc’ shared his knowledge and experience with the students of Kuk Sool Won TM Vermilion and finished off his lesson with a very entertaining demonstration of palm, & finger striking techniques, followed by cane, rope and fan techniques, on Morgan. Master David explained to the class that although he is a 6th degree master, he himself is still learning, even after all these years. He also went on to explain that it doesn’t matter if you are 4 years old or 70 years old, Kuk Sool is a system that everyone can do. So if you are looking to train in fun family environment, encompassing all the traditional aspects of martial arts training, then why not see if our classes are right for you? After all the hardest part of martial arts training is getting to class! Classes are held on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6.15pm to 7:15pm for children ages 6 –12 and Adults (13+) from 7:15pm to 8:15pm. We are also introducing a NEW “little dragon’s” class for children aged 4-5 on Fridays 5.30pm – 6.15pm. For more information please feel free to contact Morgan or Emma Freeman on 780 581 6115 or email us at mfreeman@kuksoolwon. com you can also check out our website for more information:



Is an Industrial Vegetation Control Company Operating out of Rural Kitscoty, Alberta.

Term: 2-5 Days/Week (April-Sept 4-5 days/week + Nov-Mar 2-3 days/week) Wage: $18-$22/Hour (Based on experience) DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

- Ability to work independently and as part of a Support Team to Field Personnel - Record Keeping-Data Entry of Daily Field Records (Excel & QuickBooks A/R) - Payroll Assist - Safety Support - Regular Office Duties: Field Support/Filing/Organization - Miscellaneous Administrative Tasks


- Must have 2-3 Years Office Experience & Post-Secondary Education Preferred - MUST have experience in Accounting Program & Payroll experience (Quick Books Preferred) - Experience in Cortex, Open Invoice (ADP) is a definite asset - Experience in Oilfield Industry a Definite Asset (Land Locations/Mapping) - Experience in Safety a Definite Asset (IsNetworld, ComplyWorks, Enform, etc) - MUST have experience in Microsoft Office Programs (Excel, Word, Outlook) - MUST be able to build Excel worksheets/formulas - Precise and Accurate Data Entry - Must be dependable and willing to follow instructions & work independently - Must be a positive person willing to contribute to a team environment!


CERTIFIED BOOM TRUCK A OPERATOR - Must be able to drive standard Class 1 - Safety Tickets an Asset - Cell Phone Compensation - Benefit Pkg after 3 months Apply with resume and drivers abstract to No phone calls Thank you to all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.





Including grader, dozer, excavator, scraper, rock truck and packer operators. Must have own transportation and valid safety tickets. Competitive wages and benefit plan included.

Please EMAIL Resumes & References along with a cover letter to: E-mail: Attn: Tracy Mitchell

Also looking for a Class 1A driver for hauling heavy equipment. Experience required and must have valid safety tickets. Competitive wages and benefit plan included as well. Please fax resume to 1-780-875-9559 or email to

- Competitive Wage (based upon experience) PLUS Year End Performance Bonus - Job Specific Training provided - Flexible winter hours - A positive safe work environment

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Local News

Keith & Michelle Nelson Garden Tour




Kim McMinis Submitted Keith and Michelle Nelson is the second yard in our virtual garden tour. They reside on a large manicured lot which they have developed and have continued to add new features every year. With such a vast property they have designed smaller areas throughout the yard. When you enter their driveway you are greeted with a garden, featuring flowering perennials with a large spray of rhubarb to add height and drama to the bed. This combination of flowers and edible plants is a theme that runs through the different features in the yard. As you continue towards the house they have a perennial/vegetable garden with raised beds, and sitting areas under the natural shade of the trees which gives you a comfortable and cool place to relax and enjoy the views. Behind the house is a

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large deck with an assortment of colorful annuals in pots ready for entertaining. This yard not only reflects their love of gardening but also Michelle’s talents, of design (mixing unique colors and textures that she does every day at Twice As Nice) and her love of cooking. Throughout the year she is busy harvesting and preserving the fruit and vegetables for her family and friends to enjoy.

BY CALLING DURWIN SELTE @ 780-853-0752 OR EMAIL: For more info contact Milt Anderson (G.M.): 780-853-0438 OR Email:




CALL US AT (780)581-6093

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