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Lakeland College student Caroline Cooke races her horse down the lane after successfully completing the barrel race. She completed the event without touching either of the three barrels while maintaining a hefty speed. The Fall Classic Rodeo featured more participants this year’s than any other before. See more on page 2. Photo Nick O’Dea.

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Fall Classic With New Flare Nick O’Dea Reporter The Fall Classic Rodeo changed the script a little bit this year at the Lakeland College Vermilion Campus. While maintaining its regular scheduled list of events, such as team roping and barrel racing, it also featured the very first Band in the Sand performance which featured High Valley, a Juno nominated country band from La Crete. It features brothers Brad, Bryan and Curtis Rempel. The trio played to a large crowd inside the Equine center where families and students gathered to listen to their music. Rodeo Organizer Lee MacMillan said that the event ran smoothly and it always has in the previous years. “We’ve been doing this for over 30 years and each year it continues to grow,” he said. “This year we’ve had more participants than we’ve ever had. It’s a great

way to stay in touch with the roots of the community.” MacMillan said that the band adds a more contemporary aspect that will be enjoyed by youth and adults alike. Austin Kemp has been part of the rodeo for the past four years. The adrenaline rush, according to him, is what continues to bring him back. He said he enjoys riding horses more than bulls because it’s more in-tune with the original aspirations of cowboys. “I’ve had a few bad accidents before,” he said. “I did some muscle damage when Juno nominated band High Valley stuck around after their concert to sign I got caught in a stirrup and was dragged autographs and t-shirts for fans at the Fall Classic Rodeo. The group said it was under the horse and stepped on, but I’ve the first time they performed in an actual rodeo arena but the crowd was great never broken anything.” and made their night. Screams erupted as the group played their hit “On The His family, who was also more akin to the Combine.” Photos Nick O’Dea. classic side of rodeo, continue to support him in his decision and he says that he will cannot even describe it but the feeling is family to ride the saddle bronc. Stay tuned memorable.” in next week’s Voice for the results of the continue the sport for as long as he can. Kemp was a participant in saddle-bronc Fall Classic Rodeo. “It’s just the greatest feeling ever,” he and team roping. He is the first of his said. “It’s not measurable in words, you



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FOCUS Haunted House Features Snoezelan Room Karen Nedzielski Reporter FO CUS staf f an d client s h elp ed make this Halloween a memorable one for students from St. Jerome and the Vermilion Family Day Home Association. This was the first time FOCUS set up a haunted house for children to tour and experience some on the items foun d in the o rganizatio n’s Snoezelan room. The Snoezelan room was set up approximately a year ago to allow clients to benefit from the calm, stimulating environment created by each of the textile elements of the room as well as by the sounds and smells. The room was recently opened to the public and Semi-Independant Living Coordinator Jessica Meroniuk, said the haunted house is just one way of getting the public familiar with The St. Jerome School’s Grade one class made their way through the spooky haunted house set up by Focus staff and all the room has to offer. clients on Oct. 31. Photos Karen Nedzielski. The students were guided through spooky hallways and rooms all deco- doctor” who helped them experience also filled with some Halloween crafts, Th e Sn o ezela n ro o m is o p en to rated for the event by Focus staff some Halloween related fun by using followed by treats as the appreciative the public and appointments can be and clients. In the Snoezelan room their hands to feel different textures. students made their way back to their arranged by calling the Focus office. s tu d e nt s we re m et by th e “ witch The visit to the Focus office was schools.






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report that an oil tanker had deposi t e d c r u d e o i l o n H w y 16 f o r a distance of approximately 11km from the intersection of Hwy 16 and 897 to approximately range road 21. It appears that the operator of a tanker truck had failed to properly secure a valve on the tanker which deposited oil on one lane of Hwy 16 in the east bound lane. In some areas there was a significant amount of oil which had leaked from the tanker. There were no collisions reported and no injuries associated to the incident. A number of vehicles were covered with oil and required subsequent cleaning and care. The truck was stopped and driver identified. Charges under the Dangerous Goods and Transportation Act were laid against the driver of the truck. Environment Canada was notified and further charges against the company under Environmental Acts are pending.

On November 1st, 2013 at approximately 3:20 am, Vermilion RCMP along with Fire and EMS responded to a report of a fire at an apartment complex situated in the 4700 block of 48B Avenue in Vermilion. Upon arrival, it was determined that the fire had started on the ground level outside of the building. The building occupants were evacuated but were Theft of Cash allowed to return after the structure was deemed to be safe. No injuries The Lloydminster RCMP is requestwere sustained and the fire is not ing the public’s assistance in identibelieved to be suspicious in nature fying a male responsible for a theft occurring in the early hours of the Kitscoty RCMP-Highway 16 Oil morning of October 23, 2013. The Spill male removed an undisclosed amount of money from an unattended purse On 2013-10-31 at approx 1505hrs in the VLT/bar area of a local hotel. K i t s c o t y D e t a c h m e n t r e c e i v e d a Anyo n e with info rmatio n re gard-


ing this or any other crime, is asked to contact the Lloydminster RCMP at (306) 825-6350, your nearest police service or any local RCMP detachment. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), via your cell phone text messaging SaskTel Mobility at *8477, text TIP206 plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or you can submit a tip online at www. . If your information leads to an arrest or a case being cleared, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.

ing to the successful prosecution and conviction of any person or persons responsible for damage or destruction of municipal property? RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying person(s) responsible for the damages. The public is also encouraged to call in regarding any suspicious ac tivity, especially in the early morning hours. If you have any information please contact the Two Hills RCMP Detachment at 78 0 -657-2820 or Crime Stopp ers at 1-8 0 0 -222-8 47 7 or online at

Arson at Geleta Park - Two Hills Sometime between the 18th and 2 3rd of O c to b e r, 2013, u n kn own person(s) set fire to a picnic table in Geleta Park and caused damage to additional town property in the park. This had the potential of causing a larger fire which would have been devastating to the park. Geleta Park has been the site of multiple property related offences over the past several years and the repairs are paid for out of the town budget, diverting money from other projects. The public are encouraged to educate themselves on the Town of Two Hills by-laws and report any by-law infractions, notably entering the park after-hours. The Town is Offering a reward of up to $500.00 for information lead-

Theft Of Bull S o m etim e af ter S eptem b er 25, 2 013 a re d S i m m e n t a l b u l l we n t missing or was stolen from a pasture located near Range Road 161 and Township 560. The bull is described as having a red body, a white head, and red goggles around both eyes. Two Hills RCMP asking for the public’s assistance locating the bull or identifying person(s) responsible for the theft. The public are also encouraged to call immediately regarding any suspicious activity, especially in the overnight or early morning hours. If you have any information please contact the Two Hills RCMP Detachment at 78 0 -657-2820 or Crime Stopp ers at 1-8 0 0 -222-8 47 7 or online at



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Are We Remembering? Karen Nedzielski Editor

A s we enjoy th e long weekend that is coming, many of us will be frantically trying to get the last minute yard work done before winter takes its grip on us. It seems as though we may have forgotten why we are so privileged to enjoy the November long weekend. This is the day that we are asked to give thanks and recognise all the men and women in the Services who have given so much, so that we may enjoy the freedom they fought for us to have. Many schools in the area will be holding Remembrance Day services on the Friday before, and students

and staff will pay homage not only to those who gave their lives, but also to those who continue to serve today. A number of communities in the area hold Remembrance Day services, each with a familiar display of formally honouring past and present war veterans. The local Royal Canadian Legion will be throwing open their doors and welcoming visitors, veterans and their family members throughout the day. The laying of wreaths in front of cenotaphs is our attempt to show appreciation for the veterans. At 11 a.m. the distinctive bugle will play The Last Post and everyone will observe a few moments of silence. The images of wars of the past are a haunting reminder of what these individuals endured during their years of

service protecting our country. Those p e o p l e we re n ot fo rce d to ser ve. They signed up for the job, knowing full well they may never return. With brave faces they headed for the front lines to defend our rights and freedoms and many did not return. Of the ones that did return home, very few of those same faces are still around to gather on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in November. But the images we now see are that of the older, grey-haired gentleman, standing at attention, well decorated with medals of honour and recognition. Many of them struggle with daily living expenses and live on very limited budgets. Without these people, we may not have had such luxuries like health care and pensions. W i t h t h e G o v e r n m e n t ’s r e c e n t

review of veteran benefits, it seems those individuals will hopefully soon receive the pensions and extra health c a re cove r a g e th ey re q u i re, a n d deserve. It seems fewer civilians are taking the time to participate in the Remembrance Day services. In some towns and villages they have stopped holding services for a variety of reasons. N eith er th e la ck of volunte ers o r veterans should stop us from remembering what each of those individuals have done for our country. Whether you attend a public service or not, I encourage everyone to take a few moments on Nov. 11 to think about all that you have, and thank our veterans for making it possible for us to have those things. I will remember… will you?

Letter to the Editor Canada continues to keep arms out of the hands of criminals, terrorists, and those who abuse fundamental human rights Dear Editor: Mr. Kazdan is correct in stating that the government did not sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). However, in no way does this mean that we are not committed to keeping arms out of the hands of criminals, terrorists, and those who abuse fundamental human rights and to suggest otherwise is pure folly. As I write this letter, the number of States that have signed the Treaty stands at 113, while only 7 have ratified it. The implementation of the Treaty’s provisions is left to individual countries who must create national control systems for ratification. Only after a total of 50 countries have ratified the Treaty will it come into force. While awaiting the ratification of another 43 countries, this Government responsibly examines the ramifications this treaty could have on

lawful, responsible Canadian firearm owners. That is why our Government took a leadership role at the United Nations to make sure that does not happen, something that the opposition parties would never do. We are taking the necessary time in order to consult with the provinces and stakeholders to seek their views on this issue. At any time in this waiting period, Canada could still sign the Treaty. The option to be bound by the treaty shall remain, even after the signing period as States that have not signed may consent to be bound by the treaty through the act of accession. Quite simply, the government prefers to examine all aspects of the Treaty before hastily committing. We put actions to our words. That is why we do our homework, ensuring that any treaty we sign onto is good for Canada, and good for Canadians. Our government has already taken many initiatives in order to achieve the elements articulated in the ATT’s purpose. I encourage you to consult my website ( for

is often based on an element of truth, and should not be rejected outright as fallacy. I enjoyed reading “Local Author Helps I continue to follow his work and often Recount Alberta’s History,” published in use his material as a valuable reference. The Vermilion Voice, Sept. 23, 2013. p 8. We historians thank you. Allen Ronaghan’s willingness to share his vast historical knowledge has benefited Robert W Hendriks readers for many years and has contribAuthor uted greatly to our understanding of our William Bleasdell Cameron - A Life of fine country and in particular, the west. Writing and Adventure, Many years ago I also learned from him the published by Athabasca University following guideline: folklore, strange and 2008 unbelievable as it may sometimes seem,

further information on these Cana- terrorists and human rights abusers. d i a n a c t i o n s . W h i l e w e h ave n o t signed the Treaty, we continue to take Sincerely, concrete actions to ensure arms are kept out of the hands of criminals, Leon Benoit, MP

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Around The Campfire Neil B. Stratton

bow, but now that it is done it is well worth it. I am very picky when I process my table fare so it takes a little longer C h i l l y l i t t l e than most. However, I have over a dozen lean co l d sna p to s e n d and top quality roasts, steak cut to out October and w e l c o m e N o v e m b e r - a f r i e n d l y perfection for the barbeque, lots of reminder from “Old Man Winter” he is lean and top grade stew pieces, and the near. However, on the brighter side, finest lean burger one can find. As I write this the biggest roast officially winter is far off. The first official day of winter 2013 is in the oven browning to a succudoesn’t begin until December 21-but lent morsel that will last me for days. sometimes the old grouch likes to visit That will be combined with freshly dug early and torment us, however, the garden potatoes and carrots, with a side of golden yellow corn. reminder is a good thing. Last week my wife and I made up There are a lot of things around the a huge several gallon pot of elk stew. home property that have to be winterSimmered for hours the stew pieces ized, so it’s better to get a friendly reminder to finish up the list to prepare were melt in your mouth, actually it’s for the type of winter we had last year. my wife’s stew and I just help out. Her We got cold and lots of snow and it stew is second to none. This particular stew was to last for didn’t go away or give us a break, at least this year we will get a break and several days as my wife was in the a few days of mild weather to finish up, big city for a week. There was surely enough even for extra to freeze in which I truly appreciate. It took me several long days to many serving sizes for tasty lunches at process my elk I harvested with the later dates, (yah that didn’t happen). With a huge loaf of fresh bread cut thick and a huge bowl of steaming stew, and much to my wife’s dismay…a swirl of “fine tomato pâtés (Ketchup) Telescopic Handler it’s the perfect food. I always time it so a delicious RS10-44 - Call for roast will last a day or two and Availability and Details for tasty hunting sandwiches o n th e we e ke n d , h oweve r, judging by the way my mouth is watering this roast may not make the weekend. I have processed whole hind of venison or deer, for large roasts with the beloved hunting sandwiches in mind for the Columnist


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weekend and even then pickings were slim. Hunting sandwiches are the most tastiest sandwiches ever made. They taste so much better in outdoor adventures than any other venue – the problem usually is they rarely make it past sunrise they are so good. Now I am a dedicated connoisseur in the fine art of hunting sandwiches in my home, and my entire family knows that the hunting sandwich is “sacred” in the sense that they are highly valued and important and demand great respect. Now both my wife and kids fully know this, and sometimes in a moment of pure loss of sanity, or the temptation of pure revenge or instigation, I will turn around for an instant while building them and one of the sandwiches will disappear. Now because sometimes I have a bad memory and may think I miscounted the beloved hunting sandwiches (not likely), nevertheless…the dark side came up with a brutal act that caused mayhem. I would leave the sandwich construction only for a second for a dash of pepper or fine mustard while putting the pride into the prized hunting sandwich and return to a sandwich with a huge bite missing out of it. In a state of disbelief and duty to protect, I would search for the guilty culp rit, which to this day I n ever remember finding that culprit red handed, as they were hiding or in plain sight with a glow of innocence. However though there have been times that my timing wasn’t exactly thought out, and I recently did something to get on the “bad side” of the wife, and I would find her sitting there

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chewing with a mustard moustache and an evil grin. Although that act was pushing the brink of all out vengeance…fear and common sense would prevail and I would timidly have to resort to building a back up sandwich. There was a time that in a stroke of genius thought, I would outsmart the forces of evil and simply build an extra sandwich, if missing I would just consider it a sacrifice to the dark side. However this created a problem as I would always run out of a main tasty ingredient, but being sly I would giggle and set this one out front as a decoy, and turn my back on purpose. When I returned to the sandwich adventure and saw the one sandwich missing, I would stick out my chest and smile proudly as I outsmarted the evil forces, that is until the next day when licking my lips to enjoy a beloved sandwich and finding it’s the tasteless decoy. However, nothing tastes better on a mid- day after hiking through the frosty wilderness and sitting on a sunny warm hillside overlooking a river and munching on a frozen lettuce, ice crystal tomato, and sheet ice roast elk hunting sandwich. When the Smoke Clears A hunting sandwich is p er fe c t sur vival fo o d; you don’t need a spoon or a plate, or having to get on the bad side of the wife after reminding you how she slaved over a hot stove.

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Pickin’ Huckleberries Franklin Wolters Columnist

In the years that had me travelling west to Edson country to hunt big game, I became acquainted with folks who talke d of pickin g hu ckleb erries that grew in the foothills virgin forests. Now these exotic fruits are becoming hard to find as they just don’t stand any kind of development that disturbs the forest. As all the lumbering and oil exploration goes against them, the berries are left with scant area to exist in. In late summer, we’d journey west to visit out hunting friends and hopefully, if weather and roads allowed we’d search for a patch of these tasty morsels. Also at the time of year that the berries would be ripe, the “Rocky Mountain” whitefish would be running in the rivers and creeks and it was exciting fishing to go after them. My friend Ron Tilby is artist at finding both. Ron is the kind of outdoorsman who in his younger days of sheep hunting could go for days with a light pack and a piece of plastic tarp for shelter. He can catch a fish using natural bait and a piece

of fishing line wrapped around inside his cap. Yes he could live off the land and find his way around and back. He always declared he liked berr y picking with me because he knew he could run faster than me in case we encountered a bear. The idea being, I guess that by the time the bear got done with me, he’d have had time to escape!! A favo r i te p l a c e w a s t h e h e a d waters of the “Pembina River” right up next to the mountains. That’s right, it’s right in the Grizzly Bears kitchen. It kind of kept the hair on your neck on edge. The last trip I remember taking when Ron’s wife, mother, and father in-law were present along with me and we journeyed up in that wild, beautiful part of Alberta. Now “huckleberries” are like large tame blueberries you see now in the stores but they have such a distinct flavor they certainly are worth the extra effort it takes to find and pick them. They grow in taller bushes than blueberries in amongst dead fall and tall timber. You pick them, no kidding one at a time. Well we found a patch that had smaller sparser berries and the picking was a tad slow. Ron rambles and covers ground looking as a general

thing, always looking for greener pastures, so to speak. Any way shortly he announced “There’s got to be something better, let’s go look!! Well we got back into his “Suburban” and hadn’t gone more than 200 yards when we rounded a corner and beheld a momma grizzly standing on the shoulder of the road. So help me she stood right there and we passed on the far side of the road, while she followed us with her eyes!! Now she must have had a junior somewhere close so she just held her ground. It gives me shivers to think of running into her on foot there in the bush. We travelled further into higher country and found a really good spot that day and picked several ice cream pails full. They are a treasure to be sure if you ever tasted pancakes or muffins with a few of them in the mix. When we left the bush and started home we saw a huge timber wolf on a cut bank sunning itself and enjoying the view. That’s how wild that country is or was I guess. A year or so later we were back in north of Edson in the high country above the Athabasca River/ We were picking on a big foot hill there and found such wonder ful berries

and picked until mid-afternoon. We had a fire back at the road and had a real wiener roast and picnic. The stuff precious memories are made of. On packing up we journeyed down off the hill and crossed a beautiful wild little stream. Ron says, “Look at that nice trout stream”. There were some really good looking pools fairly screaming “Fish Me”. Well Ron rummaged behind the seat of his truck and came up with a beat up old rod and reel, and we rustled through the grass and managed to catch several grasshoppers. Ron expertly cast a nice hopper to the closest pool an in seconds was just fast to a sizable trout. On landing it, he pinned on another hopper and believe it or not hooked a twin of the first. Well there were three of us so he decided to see if he could find another far ther down the stream. He’d hardly got out of sight when he hollered, “There’s a grizzly track here that the waters still running back into.” Yeah!! The bear was probably watching us catch those fish. I guess the good Lord had his hand on our shoulders that day.

Changes To County Snow Plow Flag Program County Of Vermilion River Media Release

Along with Mother Nature’s remin d er of th e o n co min g winter comes an update on the County of Vermilion River’s snow plow program. Each winter season the County offers a fee-based snow plow ser vice to residents of the municipality, utilizing Public Works op erators and equipment to plow rural residential laneways / driveways in conjunction with the municipal road system s n ow re m ova l p ro g r a m . Acco rding to program policy residents may purchase flags which they can place at the end of their lane / driveway when they wish to receive the snow plow service. “There is one change to the program this year” states County Public Works

Su p erinten d ent C a rr y G ra nt. “All residents requesting the service are required to complete a new Snow Plow Liability Waiver and Indemnity Agreement. The revised form now collects information on driveway dimensions as well as confirms that there is sufficient space to permit the equipment to turn around safely.” The data collected will assist in decisions on future service levels and program fees for the service. “An inspection will be conducted by Public Works personnel if the laneway is deemed to be of an excessive length, too narrow for efficient displacement of snow or there is a question regarding the ability of equipment to maneuver a turnaround safely” added Grant. Presently the fees for the snow plow flag program will remain unchanged from the 2012-13 season at $30 for a

Harvest Supper At Lakeland College

The Student run farms held their annual Harvest Supper which gave them an opportunity to speak with the community, staf f, and student s about the statu s of t h i s y e a r ’s S t u d e n t Managed Farms (SMF). Production Manager, Heather Stanko, said t h a t t h e e x p e r i e nc e they gain cannot be measured. “People learn best by doing it and not through a text- book. This allows us to see and feel what it really takes to farm. It’s not an easy job and it might look fun but it’s very hard work.” O ut of all t he cr ops planted, the SMF never broke - even on only one crop, but that was heavily outweighed by the profits from all the others. Photo Nick O’Dea.

regular service flag – one plow service Kitscoty. Questions may be directed per flag and $50 for a seasonal flag for to the Public Works department at Senior or disabled residents. There is 780.846.2244 or 780.853.5492. no limit to the number of flags a resident may purchase or the number of times the service can be requested as long as a snow plow flag is displayed Vermilion River Adult Learning to signal the grader operator that the service is being requested. Invites you to our The County emphasizes that the priorities for snow removal are school AGM Meeting bus routes first, followed by all other To review our yearly activities municipal grid roads and then lastly laneways / driveways. Displayand financial report on ing a flag does not guarantee the service can be provided especially November 20, 2013 during extreme weather events when @ 7:30-8:30pm resources are focused on keeping the municipal road system drivable and School of Hope safe. Residents are encouraged to (5212 Railway Ave) RH door purchase flags early to prepare for Membership $10 the upcoming winter season. DownOpen to the public load the Snow Plow Liability Waiver and Indemnity Agreement form from Please call 780-853-2000 for more info. the County website, complete it and fax it to 780.846.2716 or drop it at the County Administration Office in



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The Price Of Dishonesty Canadian Play now in production? The unfolding web of alleged deceit at the core of Canadian politics is beginning House of Commons to rival the plot of AMC’s Breaking Bad that Question Period. The documents an Everyman’s slow and steady Senators Three. This is This but then it’s sinking into the murk of a sinister crimiThat. What strange days have emerged nal abyss. The awake and aware citizens over these past weeks and months. Is there of Canada 2013 are riveted by the daily a National playwright, do you think, who’s revelations illuminating what can only be written the script for the ultimate Great described as the unwashed underbelly of Canadian federal politics. Entertaining? Somewhat. Disappointing? Unequivocally, yes. Who among us has asked The War Amps a politician to expound on years his or her motivations to 1918-2013 pursue a career in politics? Let us assume that one of the reasons a person seeks to join the ranks of those sitting as elected representatives of the populace is that within that person there exists, at least in the beginning, a desire to serve The War Amps legacy in a position of public office of “amputees helping in order to improve on that 13111WW0 amputees” continues, which is already estabthanks to public support lished as ‘The System’. It of the Key Tag and might seem a lofty and, in Address Label Service. the eyes of cynics, even a Order key tags futile endeavour, but it feels and address labels at: better to the rest of us if we can assume that all politiThe War Amps cians great and small start 1 800 250-3030 off in possession of (1) Integrity, and (2) Desire to serve for the greater good. For these most basic of principles, politicians launch themselves into public life, Elizabeth and Annelise Charitable Registration No.: 13196 9628 RR0001

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PUBLIC NOTICE A.C.E. REGIONALWATER IS COMING SOON After a few hiccups and many water sample tests the long awaited A.C.E. Regional Water is finally coming to Vermilion and should be in your home in the next 9 weeks! The line has been completely flushed and tested and we can now connect to the new water. As we transition over to the new water system, we will be flushing the new water into the lines starting with the south side of town. During the flushing process you may notice an odor and a reddish color to the water.This is a reaction between the new chloramines in the water and the built-up deposits in the copper lines of your home.The water is safe to drink during this time and the reaction should be minimal in areas with PVC or concrete water mains. If you notice a slight reddish colour or odour turn on your cold water taps for approximately 5-10 minutes and the water should run clear. It will take up to 8 weeks for the new water to completely run through Vermilion’s system. It is important that you check your water prior to washing your clothes. If you notice a reddish color please refrain from washing your clothes and turn on your cold water taps for approximately 5-10 minutes and if the water remains reddish please call the Transportation and Utilities Department at 780-581-2415. Extensive flushing throughout Town will occur during this 8 week period and your call will help the Town effectively monitor the flushing.Your patience is greatly appreciated during this time as our crews are working hard to clear the water in your neighbourhood. For more information, please visit our website at or call us at 780-581-2415 Below is a water quality comparison between the new ACE water and the existing Town of Vermilion water.

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fully cognizant of the fact that to enter public life is to consent to stepping into the dubious position of being scrutinized, criticized, lauded, examined, and possibly challenged with vigor by those who would also like to ‘win’ the contest. It’s a career path more for the brave than the meek but, ostensibly, the gate is open to anyone with convictions steady enough to withstand whatever may come. So, if we accept the premise that politicians initially enter the public arena with good intentions, how do we reconcile what happens once they secure a valid membership in the great herd? We, the People [at least those of us who bother to vote], entrust our chosen representatives to stand up for our best interests, to wrestle tirelessly through the wreckage of messy political trenches, to sometimes suffer personally for our benefit, and to never surrender until what must be achieved on our behalf is actually achieved. As a member of the Great Herd that ultimately bears responsibility for designing the blueprint that the rest of us [pawns] agree by default to adhere to, our representatives must not falter no matter what the personal cost. We, the People, are watching and we do demand a lot. We demand a high standard of accountability, the maintenance of integrity, a continued and proven record of putting the public interest first and foremost, and above all------because without it the walls come tumbling down and all that is good flows like toilet refuse into the gutter------we demand from our representatives the Truth. What, then, is the problem? Why have so many of our youth become either disinterested or scornful of the political process

and those who wield the power within it? Why do so few of those entitled to exercise the right to vote actually turn up to cast a ballot at election time? Why do we allow our politicians to spend funds gathered from us to launch ignorant, insulting, negative campaigns against their perceived rivals? Why does it so often feel that We the People are outsiders in our own country, relegated to the seats reserved for the those deemed not in possession of the faculties evolved enough to understand the rules of a game to which we are not invited? Is it the system that’s at fault, or is it the players? In these times of grave political theatrics and the abject failure of our representatives to uphold the basic tenets of Democracy while we watch the public display unfold like the plot of a Box Office flop, We the People have awakened from our dopey slumber, finally. Perhaps instead of blindly assigning our powers to those whom we thought were capable of governing this big, beautiful country, we will now take the opportunity to remind them of the obvious: that governing is not merely a game involving a few elite players sparring in closed chambers, spinning what, at best, is a diminished, convenient version of truth skewed to give the advantage of some over some others. Governing a country is a serious responsibility, not a game of who is the most skilled at fooling the populace. For the record, most of us are not fools, nor are we so easily duped. Politicians, having already lost the confidence of the People who now look away in disgust, need either to get smarter or simply to get out. Gambling with our collective future is a coward’s game with only one guaranteed outcome: We all lose.


Nov. 4, 2013

SECURE ENERGY SERVICES INC. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ENHANCEMENT ACT NOTICE OF APPLICATION NEW CLASS II INDUSTRIAL LANDFILL In accordance with the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Secure Energy Services Inc. has applied to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development for an approval to construct, operate and reclaim the Tulliby Lake Class II Industrial Landfill. The facility is located in the SE 1/4 of Section 36 Township 55 Range 3 West of the 4th Meridian (approximately 8 km east of Frog Lake and 16 km northwest of Tulliby Lake) and will include design features of composite liner system, leachate management system, surface water management system, and groundwater monitoring system. This landfill will have a total airspace of 3,500,000 cubic meters and is proposed for annually accepting about 175,000 tonnes of oilfield non-hazardous waste with an estimated 25 year life span. Pursuant to section 73 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, any person who is directly affected by this operation may submit a written statement of concern regarding this application. Failure to file a statement of concern may affect the right to file a Notice of Appeal with the Environmental Appeals Board. Such a statement of concern must be submitted to: Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Regulatory Approvals Center Main Floor, 9820 - 106 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J6 Fax: (780) 422-0154 EMail: within 30 days of the date of this notice. Please quote Application No. 001-315771 when submitting a statement of concern in regards to the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act application. NOTE: Any statement filed regarding this application are public records which are accessible by the public. Copies of the application and additional information can be obtained from: Secure Energy Services Inc. Attention: Ben Ellard 1900-205 5 AVE SW CALGARY AB T2P 2V7 Telephone: (403) 984-6103 Fax: (403) 984-6101

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Dawns Eats Dawn Hames Columnist

My attempt this week has been to make paleo bread. Paleo is a way of eating that is thought to be close to how the cavemen ate. It is basically a diet rich in meat, vegetables and fruits. True paleo eating is no grains, no sugar and no dairy. I made a loaf of paleo bread from a highly recommended source on the internet. The recipe used almond flour, coconut flour, ground flax seed, eggs, baking soda and coconut oil, honey and apple cider vinegar. It all sounds healthy and innocent enough, but wait till you hear what happened. After 30 minutes of baking I removed from the oven, what looked like a perfectly delicious loaf of bread? I turned it onto the cutting board and cut off a warm slice and brought it up to

my mouth, ready to bite into it. Before I could take a bite I got a strong whiff of ammonia, I smelled my slice of bread and it indeed smelled like a perm at a beauty salon. What the heck. In all of my years of baking, I have never had anything like this ever happen, I had not even heard of it. I was stumped. I went to the internet to search for some answers, and found posts from bakers using a similar recipe and having the same results, but there were also many more people that raved about, what a great recipe it was. This is puzzling. On the internet I found a forum with posts by several bakers and chefs that talked about this ammonia problem. No one knew what caused it. Someone even posted a problem with a cake that smelled like ammonia. After a little more research I found a post by Dr. William Davis, cardiologist and author of the book; Wheat Belly. In his blog on leaveners, I read that the cause might be a

chemical reaction with the protein in the egg whites and the baking soda. Baking soda and eggs are together in lots of baking recipes, and I have never experienced this combo produce ammonia before. It just did not add up to me. I did give some of the bread to the dog to see if he would eat it, which he happily did. Anyway, I will not ever be trying that recipe again. Still looking for a gluten free and yeast free bread that is healthy and actually tastes good I tried another recipe. This recipe was called the best bread in the world. At least this one didn’t smell like ammonia when it came out of the oven, but it is not the best bread in the world. I found it to be a bit dry and too eggy for my taste. So that leaves me wondering if the best bread in the world is as good as it gets in the world of gluten free. I hope not. I am continuing the search for the perfect or at least a very good gluten and

yeast free bread recipe. Cooking with alternative gluten free flours has turned into a bit of a challenge, and hopefully I will crack the code. When I find or develop a great recipe I will happily share it with you.



The Town of Vermilion Transportation & Utilities Department is looking for an individual or business to provide snow removal service for specified sidewalks for 2013/2014 winter season. The snow removal will be done in compliance with the Town of Vermilion’s Snow Removal Policy.

The Town of Vermilion Transportation & Utilities Department is looking for an individual or business to provide an approved truck and driver for a snow hauling program for the 2013/2014 winter season. The snow hauling will be done in compliance with the direction of the Public Works Foreman and coordinating with Town of Vermilion’s Snow Hauling Program.

Forms can be downloaded from our website or picked up at the Town Office. For further information and specifications, please contact David Brozuk, Director of Transportation & Utilities at 780-581-2421.

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Silly Socks Serious Message Nick O’Dea Reporter

The Vermilion Brownies group didn’t just stand up against bullying, they pulled their socks up too. Troop Leader Wendy Wilson was searching for new badges to keep the group excited to come to Brownies when she found the mismatched socks badge. On Oct. 25 the Million Misfit Socks March took place in Brownie and Girl Guides all across Canada. The idea is to wear mismatched socks to celebrate the differences that each person has. “I asked the girls to start at the Brownie meeting on Wednesday to see how many of the other students in their schools they can get to wear mismatched socks,” she said. “We need to learn to celebrate our differences instead of using it as a tool to hurt someone.” Wilson, a mother of four girls, said she is trying to teach the young girls they

should not only stand up for themselves but should also stand up for a friend if they are dealing with bullying. “I’ve learned that every girl is different, no two girls here at Brownies are alike. Some are very bold while others are extremely shy. The first week we had a meeting I made a young girl cry by giving her a turn at one of the games,” Wilson said. Wilson found out that the child was crying because she didn’t like everyone staring at her, which surprised her a little. “I try to make it fair for everyone to get a turn but some of these girls are extremely shy and don’t like to be the center of attention.” She said she has taught her children, as well as the Brownies, it’s ok to be different and to feel comfortable with knowing that. “My daughter has been wearing odd socks for a long time,” she laughed. “She’s not doing this to be a part of this movement but because she calls it a ‘fashion statement’.”

The Brownie troop lined up at the First United Church to show of all their mismatched socks. The girls were being taught to celebrate the differences between each other and learn to accept each other. Photo Nick O’Dea.

Communities In Bloom - 2013 National Edition Town Of Vermilion, Ab 5 Blooms Good Life Institute Jeanette Pottle Submitted

The Town of Vermilion received a 5 Bloom rating and a special mention for Good Life Institute during the 2013 National Symposium and Awards Ceremonies at Canada’s Capital Region, OttawaGatineau on October 25 and 26. The community participated in the Class of

Champions category. Following their evaluation, volunteer judges Bob Lewis and Lucie Gagné wrote: “The Good Life Institute was established as part of Vermilion’s new Brand/Marketing Plan. Vermilion’s brand “New ideas for living” reflects the importance that this town allows for education. The brand promise of Vermilion is to “supply educational experiences for fuller, happier, healthier and

more productive lives through educational experiences in a pristine, natural setting”. The Good Life Institute goal is to promote and organize a full range of courses, events, activities and exhibitions. All this through thousands of volunteer hours and partnership between the Town of Vermilion, the Chamber Of Commerce, local businesses and community organizations”. Please visit the Communities in Bloom

website at for a complete list of the results (in Symposium & Awards) along with an online copy of our latest magazine (in the Resource Centre). Within the actual context of climate changes and environmental concerns, communities involved in the program can be proud of their efforts, which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education Liaison Officer Constable Denny Martins accepts a $750 dollar donation f rom Ru ra l C r i me Watc h representative Neil Blue. The donation will go toward s D. A .R .E programs that will help student s learn about the truths behind dr ug a bu se and how to deal with situations involving drugs, alcohol and physical or mental abuse. The donation was handed out on Friday, November 1, in front of the R.C.M.P detachment in Vermilion. Photo Nick O’Dea.

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College News

This Opportunity Only Comes Once A Century Cathy Wolters Submitted

When there were 1,000 days until Lakeland College’s 100th anniversary, the celebration seemed a very long time away. Now there are less than two weeks until November 17 when Lakeland College officially turns 100. We’ve had a lot of fun along the way— just think of our giant toboggan adventure in January—and centennial committee members and volunteers have put in a lot of hours into special events. All of that will culminate in a Green and Gold weekend November 15 through 17. First up is something for past and current staff. If you live in Vermilion and area, you probably know quite a few of both the former and latter. You might even be related to someone who works or worked at the college. You might not realize just how many people are connected to this place. Until I actually worked here, I didn’t. As a child, “the college” was just that place on the west end of town you went by to get to West Point for ice cream. As a teenager, I discovered the summer programs, and spent actual time here. My real discovery of the place started

Photos submitted with my first summer job as a reporter. This time I got to snoop into a lot more of the summer programs with my camera in hand. In the early 1980s, the Vermilion campus was undergoing a transformation. I got a personal tour of the new residences from the then president Roy Murray. I remember him asking if I, a current university student, would respect a brand new building. I don’t recall actually what I stammered out. That question came to mind when I first returned to Vermilion to work at the college residence in 2001. There was also the red letter June day in 1985 when the redeveloped campus was officially opened with Premier Peter Lougheed, the advanced education minister and all the area MLAs. (Ladies, I remember the dress, shoes and hat I wore.) Then, the disbelief I felt four

months later looking at the charred and still smoking original Alumni Hall. The first time I volunteered at a homecoming I experienced an epiphany—a lot of people I knew had come to Lakeland College. I wandered up to the Alumni Hall gallery and down the Bentley Building hallway and came across faces and names I recognized: neighbours, family friends, classmates’ parents and even work colleagues from Alberta Agriculture in Edmonton. At the first Lakeland Convocation I’d attended since 1985, I discovered something new—an alumni generation pin had been added for graduates who had family members who were also alumni. That sparked my history gene. Those generations of family are one of the things I think we should celebrate at the Next 100 Years banquet on Nov. 16. I can envision two and three generations of a family sitting at a table. Those generations might all be alumni, maybe a mix of alumni and staff and future students. Add in proud grandparents, parents and children. As citizens of the area we all have had a stake in the past and future of the college. Think about it. Alberta has two other post-secondary institutions that have turned 100. The University of Alberta and Mount Royal University are both in our largest cities. Lakeland and Olds were both established in small towns. We survived flu epidemics, depressions, world wars, the vagaries of politics and political funding, changes in educational trends, changes in name, regionalization, centralization, being interprovincial with and without funding from Saskatchewan…it’s a long list. People—family and community—are at the heart of the centennial theme:

celebrating the past and transforming the future. It isn’t an institution that celebrates—it’s the people of that place. And while the institution may supply the place and the environment, it will be the people of Lakeland College who will transform the future. Tickets to the banquet are only $25, $15 for students. Not a very steep price to participate in something that only comes along every century. See you there. Besides being an ardent sports fan, Cathy has a keen interest in local history. She has served as co-chair of the Lakeland Centennial Historical Acknowledgement Committee. Check out more about Lakeland’s Centennial on the website at

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Notice is hereby given that a Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at the hour of 7:00 p.m. at the Willingdon & District Recreation Centre for discussion of County Operations. Two Hills County Council

2013 Deer Hunters - Your role in

info 2 know Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance


$20.00 EACH 780-853-7720


$150.00 EACH 780-853-7720

The government requires CWD testing on all deer harvested within Wildlife Management Units (WMUs): 102, 116, 118, 119, 124, 144, 148, 150, 151, 152, 160, 162, 163, 164, 200, 202, 203, 204, 230, 232, 234, 236, 238, 254, 256, 258, 500, 728, and 730. It is mandatory to submit deer heads harvested in these areas. In 2013, four new voluntary units were added: 138, 142, 156, and 166.


Written applications must prove need of financial assistance (in accordance with County Policy) for facility operation purposes and must be accompanied with the Facility’s Audited Annual Financial Statement (2012). Applications will be received by the County of Two Hills No. 21 on or prior to November 15, 2013. Recreation funds will be distributed for approved applications in December 2013. Sally Dary, Interim CAO County of Two Hills No. 21 Box 490 Two Hills AB T0B 4K0




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Remembrance Day

CWAC Honored During Centennial Nick O’Dea Reporter

Lakeland College honored the Canadian Women Army Corps during one of the events they put on for their Centennial celebration. The event ran from 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Alumni Theatre. Special guest speakers at the event were Alberta’s Lt. Governor, The Honourable Donald S. Ethell, active duty Warrant Officer who served in Afghanistan, Elizabeth Lauzier, as well as representatives from Lakeland College, the Legion, and the daughter of a woman who trained with the CWACs in Vermilion in order to become one.

There were also displays including a complete CWAC uniform and art work by war artist Molly Lamb Bobak who did her basic training in Vermilion, along with a feature from the National Film Board with a short video about the CWACs and a recruitment video for women during the second world war. The CWACs have already been named to Lakeland’s Centennial Century Club. Vermilion was one of two basic training centres for women in Canada. The other was in Kitchener, Ontario. The Vermilion School of Agriculture was closed at the end of the 1940-41 academic year to consolidate all the agricultural education in Olds. The Vermilion Board of Trade approached the federal defense

department to see if it could use the vacant College. By the summer of 1942, the CWAC Western Training Centre was taking in recruits. Between 400 and 500 women trained in Vermilion each month. Their drill hall became the mechanics building and was replaced in the mid 1980s with the Trades Centre. The Quartermaster buildings from that time then served as staff housing, then a small animal clinic, then a library, and finally, The Shack, a student pub. Only one building remains from the Western Training Centre that was at Lakeland College, a small building where the recruits learned about using gas masks by using them, as well as getting a

small dose to see what it felt like. C athy Wolters, co-chair of th e Centennial’s historical acknowledgement committee, said that Vermilion’s history is richly filled with examples of women who broke ground in their time and helped pave the way for women in service today. “Having the CWAC was very significant and having the legacy here is great,” she said. “It really had a big effect on the Town and on the College. It was important for us on the Centennial committee to honour that part of our past.” Wolters said that it’s unfortunate that no CWACs could make it to the event as Continues to page 13

Field Marshal Alexander Branch No. 11 of the Royal Canadian Legion will be kicking off their annual Poppy Campaign. Door-to-door campaigning will be carried out at local businesses in conjuction with some over-thephone canvassing. Poppy trays will be placed at many generous venues and we ask your full support again this year. Remember, donations made to the Poppy Campaign must go back into the community to help Veterans and their families in need of assistance. We look forward to your support again when a canvasser calls. If you can help with this year’s campaign call 780-853-5867.

Service will be held at the Vermilion Cenotaph, public is asked to gather at about 10:00 am. Parade starts at the Legion at 10:45 am and will march to the Cenotaph. If you have not pre purchased your Wreath or made a Donation to this year’s Campaign, you can do so at the Legion Branch from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the service.

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CWAC Honored During Centennial Continued has long since been disbanded and many people don’t have a good memory for what they contributed and they contributed 25,000 women,” he said. “You heard and saw the many things that they were capable of and over the years the Canadian Forces have opened up the doors for women to do any program and trade.” He commended the community of Vermilion for celebrating its history and honouring those who worked hard, fought, and some who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Continued from page 12 they live quite a distance away and are elderly. Warrant Officer Lauzier said that these women made it possible for Canada to have one of the only no restrictions army in the world, meaning a woman can do

Lifetime Legion Member Don Henry, Officer Cadet Nitasha Irvine, Lieutenant Governor Donald S. Ethell and R.C.M.P, G.M Inspector Glenn de Geoij stand in front of a display dedicated to the Canadian Women’s Army Corps. The CWAC were honoured at the Vermilion Lakeland College Campus during the school’s Centennial celebration.

Warrant Officer Elizabeth Lauzier spoke to the crowd about the determination and drive it takes to achieve their respective dreams. An active duty Warrant Officer, who served in Afghanistan, she believes that the Canadian Armed Forces is a great example of how women can do the same jobs as men. The no restriction policy of the Canadian Armed Forces allows women to apply for any trade or job, which is very uncommon in other nation’s armed forces.

every job that a man has the opportunity to take on. “Some of these women have gone from helping to build schools in Afgahanistan, to combating pirates off the coast of Africa to recently helping the victims of flooding in Manitoba,” she said. “Always dream big. No matter what background you come from in life, trust me, you can succeed.” She said that no matter what profession you have, no matter what walk of life you come from, set the bar high in life and when it is reached, set it even higher. Lauzier said she still hasn’t reached the bar she had set for herself, but that doesn’t mean she will stop trying to get

there. Alberta’s Lt. Governor, The Honourable Donald S. Ethell, said that his mother and sister were among the women who became part of the Canadian Army so he feels strongly about recognizing the accomplishments of all women in the CWAC. He said the Canadian tradition of women in uniforms dates back to the late 1800’s and spoke about his opportunity to train several troops of women during his 40-year long career in the Canadian Armed Forces. He spoke highly of Lakeland College and Vermilion for hosting such an event, and hoped the community realizes its impact on history. “I think it was excellent that they organized this event because the CWAC

A shor t vide o documenting the Canadian Women’s Army Corps was shown to the attending crowd. It featured segments highlighting the instructional use of gas masks. The ladies were exposed to a small amount in a regulated facility in order to prepare them if they were ever exposed to it during an attack. A scene from the movie showed the CWACs marching with gas masks. Photos Nick O’Dea.

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Kuk Sool Won’sTM 1st Halloween Class Morgan Freeman Submitted

On Wednesday, October 30, Kuk Sool WonTM Vermilion hosted its first ever Halloween Party. Fun was definitely had by all; the games even inspired some of the parents to join in. The evening started off with games such as ghost drop, build a skeleton relay race, eating a hanging doughnut without using hands, pin the spider on the web and a wiggle worm race. Then the evening was finished off with a pumpkin carving competition. There were some

great carving and it was difficult to make a decision but in the end first place went to Blake Dutchak, and second place went to Jacob Bretzer. “We wanted to use games that inspired team work and camaraderie” explained Morgan Freeman, school owner and head instructor. “It was a great opportunity for some of the new students to forge new friendships and have some fun. We are striving to create a sense of family and belonging with the school, alongside teaching a martial art that has very strong traditional values including respecting and valuing family.”

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Courtney Heck and Alicia Yetman of J.R. Robson High show off their Halloween costumes after taking part in the Halloween t h e m e d activities featured in their scho ol’s gymnasium. T he duo said that Halloween is one of their fa v o u r i t e holidays.


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St. Jerome’s Grade 6-8 classroom costume contest winners pile onto the stage at St. Jerome’s Catholic School. Each costume was chosen because of its creativity, scariness, or innovation. Featuring costumes such as Willy Wonka Nerds, Slender Man, and a few princesses, the students worked hard on each of their costumes. Photos Nick O’Dea.



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Shelter From The Storm Nick O’Dea Reporter

The students in J.R. Robson’s CTS Industrial Arts course received some hands on training this past week and will continue to get dirty for the next few weeks in order to complete their new bus shelter before snowfall comes. Last year the school purchased a bus that they allocated for activities, a means to transport them on field trips, which is currently being stored at the bus compound for Buffalo Trails Public Schools. This was a hassle as it would take extra time to retrieve the bus, make proper inspections, allow it to heat up to a reasonable temperature and then make the journey to the school to pick up students. The average inspection time for the school bus is 20 minutes, which can take longer if the ground is covered in snow. Industrial Arts instructor Curtis Zorniak said the talks began last year and after it was assessed, they were certain they could fit it into this year’s budget.

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“As we were talking we thought well what if we use our students,” he said. “They get credit for any stuff that we build. The budget couldn’t accommodate too much in terms of labour costs so utilizing our students was a great chance to get them out there for some real life experience. It also helps keep costs down enough for us to fit it into the budget.” After they received the okay, they ran into a small snag with regard to blue-

Devin Lawrence, Zachary Yaceyko, Dylan Decker, Brandon Pashulka, Bryce Stepanick, and Clayton Smith are students of the J.R. Robson CTS Industrial Arts class that are helping the Buffalo Trails Public Schools Maintenance Team construct a bus shelter. It will make access to the bus must easier and faster.

Zachary Yaceyko works away on a chop saw while others continue to help finish the new J.R. Robson bus shelter. The students will be getting credits for this project on their school curriculum and gain real - world experience in the field of construction. Photos Nick O’Dea.




prints. After meeting with the Town multiple times they received the permits required and began construction on October 1. With the help of Buffalo Trail Public School’s Maintenance staff the project is running smoothly. “We wouldn’t be able to do this without their help,” he said. “They really stepped up to help us out big time and we really appreciate them doing that for us. I realize they are busy people and to take the time to help our students get this handson experience is just great.” Zoriak hopes that the students appreciate this opportunity and take all the experience they can get. “We do other projects but nothing on this large of a scale and when you have students help build something, they are

more-than-likely to want to see it cared for and make sure others aren’t destroying it,” he said. “We built the roof on the ground and tinned it on the ground and it was awesome for our students to help do that and watch it be raised up.” Principal Lindsey Bates said he is proud to be able to offer such experience to youth. “The need for a shelter was big. It’s part of the student’s CTS program and there are a lot of things we do in that program that allows them to help out with this project,” he said. “They’re being exposed to different aspects of the CTS program that they normally wouldn’t get to do. We could have went out and just built it but we wanted to take the kids out.”

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Clandonald Students Awarded For Excellence Karen Nedzielski Reporter

The students, parents, staff and family members gathered at the Clandonald School gymnasium on Oct. 29, to honour students’ achievements from the previous year. The walls were lined with the craftsmanship of local quilters guild as the colourful hand-sewn pieces of art

were hung for all to admire. One particular quilt dated back to 1945 to the village of Hazeldine which is no longer in existence. The quilt was a gift from the community to a local family who were moving away from Hazeldine. It was common for the community as a whole to gather for a sewing session and make the going away souvenir. The once bustling town is all but a farmer’s field now but the

memories were brought out by many who viewed to quilt. Principal Sandra Beres welcomed everyone in attendance for the evening and delivered a message from MLA for Vermilion-Lloydminster Honourable Dr. Richard Starke. In the letter he congratulated the students on their achievements and reminded that there is never a moment in our lives that we are not learning. In his letter he encouraged the students to take the opportunity to use their knowledge to “open a world of opportunity”. Buffalo Trail Public School Trustee Lanie Parr also addressed the audience and students and said the awards handed out that night were a testament to their dedication to learning, and with that, the presentations got underway. The elementary students gave a humorous presentation of the Twelve Days Of Halloween which entertained the audience. All of the elementary awards were

Stuart Pauls sets his head alongside the admissions for this year’s annual Vermilion Library Pumpkin Carving Conte st . He said it wa s a great opportunity for the people of Vermilion to exercise their creativity and get into the spirit of Halloween. There were over 30 pumpkins submitted that ranged from traditional crooked smiles to a Sony Playstation controller. Photo Nick O’Dea.

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sponsored by the Vermilion Credit Union and CEO David Eremko was on hand to congratulate each recipient as he handed out the awards. For the General Proficiency awards for the elementary grades it was Robbie Oddan who claimed the Grade one award while Grade two was won by Alexis Garnier. The Grade three award went to Griffin Harrower and Grade four was won by Kamryn Oddan. Grade five was claimed by Reagan Anderson and the Grade six award was won by Keygan Fialkowski. The Artistic Awards was won by Elaina Hyshka for the Grades one through three as Sydney Rose won the award for Grades four through six. The Most Improved Student award for Grades one to three went to Ryder Anderson, Grades four to six went to Cameron Hyshka and Grade seven to nine was won by Pam Brodbin. For Grades one to three the Athletic Continues to page 27

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JR Robson Cross Country Running Team has Phenomenal Season The JR Robson team of twenty nine runners from Grades 7 to 12 had a great season. The team had a large number of students, both experienced and new to running. The runners put forth a huge effort, showing up for morning and afterschool practices! Students were involved in meets which took place all over the province. Both junior high and senior high students travelled to the Riverdale golf course and the Vermilion Provincial Park for running competitions. Thank you to all of the parental volunteers

both from JR Robson and VES for helping to put on our running meet at the Provincial Park. Junior high students then went to Mannville to participate in the Buffalo Trail Junior High Athletic Association (BTJHAA) competition where they did extremely well. Quentin Rehmann took home a gold medal, Anastasia McCullough took home a fourth place ribbon, and our Grade nines came in one right after another: Pierce Joa with a silver medal, Ryley Miller in 6th, Braden Gourley in 7th, and Colton Wynnychuk in 8th. JR Robson ended up placing fourth in points for the BTJHAA run. Well done all junior high running members. Members included Quentin Rehmann, Lleyton Bates, Shane Newberry, Adam Howard, Wyatt Payne, Anastasia McCullough, Kale Wilhelm, Kayla Hudye, Colton Wynnychuk, B ra d en G ourley,

Pierce Joa and Ryley Miller. Some of our senior high students chose to participate in a run in Wetaskiwin where they broadened their competition experience. Then the team was off to Zones in Fort McMurray where the Marauders brought home the 2A Zone banner to JR Robson for the first time in history. Cameron Webb took home a bronze medal and nine of our twelve runners made it to Provincials: Cameron Webb, Thomas Brodbin, Jake Wynnychuk, Chad Anderychuk, Adam Evans, Morgan MacMillan, Trisha Mead, Jesse Axley, and Julia McKimmon. These students then went to the Provincial Cross Country running competition in Drayton Valley where they all improved their running times by more than two minutes. Graduating Senior Boy,

Adam Evans, ran his 6km race five minutes faster than his zone time. Congratulations team! Senior high members of the running team were Cameron Webb, Thomas Brodbin, Robbie Carlson, Jake Wynnychuk, Thomas Nawrot, Chad Andreychuk, Adam Evans, Ashley Wagner, Julia McKimman, Trisha Mead, Jesse Axley, Morgan MacMillan. Athletes who trained but were unable to compete were Carter White, Beaudin Rogers, Graeson Rogers, Evan Howard and Trace Wilhelm. The coaches, Ms. Felt, Mr. Bates, and Mrs. Scully, would like to thank the athletes for their hard work and dedication this season. They would also like to thank all of the parental volunteers who supported the running team. A special thank you to Mrs. Wynnychuk, Mr. Evans, and Mrs. Webb for helping to transport our running team to Provincials in Drayton Valley, and to Mrs. Gourley and Mrs. Repp for capturing the events with their great photography. Looking forward to the 2014/2015 running season! Dates to Remember: Nov. 6-Take your Kids to Work, Nov. 8-Remembrance Day Ceremony , Nov. 8-Awards Night, Nov. 11 and 12-No school , Nov. 18-21 Book Fair & Nov. 20 (5-8 pm), Nov. 20- Parent Teacher Interviews.

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The kindergarten class were learning about pumpkins and how they grow and were amazed at how fast a green pumpkin turned orange over a weekend. Grade ones’ have finished their patterns unit in math and have now moved on to numbers to 12. Home reading has also started so be sure your child is reading their book! Mrs. Thompson has a Grade two website that will provide daily reminders, upcoming events, forms, and newsletters in case you have missed something that came home. Grade threes have been learning about patterns and that they are everywhere. They have also used 100 charts, number lines and grids to help them

with patterns. The Grade four class have been busy learning about the types of sentences, capitals and punctuation and are working on a mini unit on synonyms and antonyms. The students are also looking at ways to assist them in figuring out what to write about. How do we decide what we are going to write about?  Miss Cusack’s Grade five students have been working on their reading challenge so they can be entered into a chance to win tickets to the Oil Kings or Oilers game through the Reading Give it a Shot program. Hopefully the whole class can achieve their goal and they will be off to a game!     The Babysitters Course has proven to be very challenging and rewarding for Mrs. Roland’s Grade six class. A special treat


was having all the moms and dads who brought in babies for them to observe and learn the way they “tick”. Babies, babies, everywhere! The BTJHAA Volleyball Highway 16 North Playoffs was held at our school on October 30. It was nice to see all the parents, staff and students out cheering everyone one and volunteering their help with the tournament and concession. Wasn’t that a great job our Grade ten class, with Mr. Maron, did for our annual Halloween Carnival? Hope to see you at our Secondary Awards Day and Leadership 9 supper on Friday, Nov. 15. Upcoming Dates: No school on Nov. 11 or 12, Picture retakes - Nov. 14 at 1:00 p.m.


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School News

Clandonald News Anita Dutchak Submitted

October has been a busy month at Clandonald School from the first day when we ordered our school spirit wear to the last, celebrating Halloween. We have been brushing up on safety as we ran a lock down drill and a fire drill. The Clandonald Fire Department joined in our fire drill during Fire Prevention Week and presented our school with a $4,200 donation to offer the students additional opportunities. October 21 to 25 was Bus Safety Week and we were reminded to stop when the Red Lights are Flashing. The Grade nine class hosted a hot dog lunch and a Subway lunch to raise money for their year-end prom. In addition, we

had a hot lunch of ham & perogies brought in by Parent Council and Mrs. J’s Catering. Our staff attended Celebration day while the students enjoyed a day off. Anita Dutchak and Geralyn McCormack were awarded for 10 years of service and Tracy Snider received her 5 pin, a new award for our division. We had several visitors during the month. Constable McGinley and his partner, Mr. Carter from Victim Services, and Dr. Richard Starke came by to say hello and exchange pins with the kids during Just Say Hi, a VIBE initiative. Our first movie night of the year was held on October 18 and was a great success. The movie was Turbo, an animated film. We broke in our new popcorn machine which was purchased with a grant from the

Clandonald School celebrates Halloween. Photo submitted. County of Vermilion River. The Grades 4 to 9 travelled to Vermilion on October 21 for a presentation by Dr. Eva Olsson, a Holocaust survivor. The students were touched by her tragic life story and inspired to put an end to racism, bigotry, and hatred. We celebrated our students’ success on October 29 during our annual awards night. Awards were presented to students in Grades 1 to 9, the music class performed

The Twelve Days of Halloween, and several community members displayed their beautifully crafted quilts. On October 31 the hallways rang with the sounds of monsters and goblins, princesses and superheroes. The costume parade led to the gym where several Halloween activities were set up for all to enjoy. Bring on November and all of its adventures!

County Of Vermilion River Council Sworn In County Of Vermilion River Submitted

The County of Vermilion River’s new slate of Councillors subscribed to the Oath of Office at the annual Organizational meeting held at the County Administration Office on Tuesday, October 29th. The seven Councillors declared elected following the October 21, 2013 election were sworn in to serve the electorate for the term which expires Oc tober 2017. Four incumbents - Dave Gamracy, Murray King, Edward Parke and Daryl Watt we re j o i n e d by t wo n ew fa ce s to Council - Stacey Hryciuk and Noel McCormack. Miles Latimer returns to the Council Chambers after a three year hiatus from municipal council. The second order of business at the Organizational Meeting was the appointment by Council of the Reeve and Deputy Reeve from among the Council members. The Reeve serves as the Chief Elec ted O f ficial with the Deputy Reeve filling in when the Reeve is unable to perform the duties of the office.

Daryl Watt, Division 2 Councillor, was elected as Reeve by his fellow Councillors. Reeve Watt was first elected to County Council in 2007, serving as Deputy Reeve from 2008 until 2010. An agricultural producer residing on the family farm south west of Kitscoty Daryl is a life-long resident of the County. He has most recently served as the Chair of the Alternate Land Use Services (ALUS) Partnership Advisory Committee and has been active in many community organizations, often in a leadership role. The Deputy Reeve for the next year will be Edward Parke. Deputy Reeve Parke was elected as Division 6 Councillor in the 2010 municipal election. A s a cat tle rancher on the family homestead in the Tulliby Lake area he is an advocate for environmental goods and services, volunteering as one of the early ALUS demonstration sites in the County. Regular meetings of the County of Vermilion River Council are usually scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesday of each month although may

Back Row (L-R): Rhonda King – CAO; Stacey Hryciuk –Division 3; Noel McCormack – Division 7; Dave Gamracy – Division 4; Miles Latimer – Division 5; Louis Genest – Director of Corporate Services. Front Row (L-R): Murray King – Division 1; Reeve Daryl Watt – Division 2; Deputy Reeve Edward Parke – Division 6. be subject to change. Council meet- the meeting agenda packages and ings are open to the public and for minutes on the County website www. those residents interested in learn- ing what is happening with Council can confirm meeting dates and view

Collaboration Key to Growing Alberta’s Tourism Industry Richard Starke, MLA Submitted

There is huge potential for our tourism industry to create jobs and increase investment in all parts of our province. Tourism also showcases our beautiful province to the world and attracts people to move here and contribute to our economy. The new Alberta Tourism Framework charts the course to grow Alberta’s $7.8 billion tourism industry to $10.3 billion by 2020 by working together….better.



It calls for collaboration among all players in tourism to work together to develop and market experiences travellers are asking for -- authentic holiday experiences where they can move off the beaten path and connect with people, places and cultures in real and meaningful ways. Maximizing the potential of tourism is another way your government is building Alberta. To learn more about the new framework go to Suggested Sidebar Did you know? Alberta has over 19,000 tourismrelated businesses Approximately 139,000 jobs are sustained through tourism Tourism generates $1.15 billion in provincial tax revenues and 480 million to local governments Travellers can get information by calling 1-800-Alberta, by visiting or at a visitor information centre.

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School News

Vermilion Elementary School Karen King Submitted VES Students Haunt Senior ’s Lodges The student library club is active. Students in Grade 4, 5, and 6 sign up to learn how a library works. They learn how to shelve books and they help with decorating, displays, and preparing books for the cataloguing process. Mrs. MacMillan is so proud that these students take an interest and give up their recess time to help out. The Grade ones went on a “haunting”

to purchase their own set of stacks, they are available for a short amount of time as a group order (a discounted rate will apply for our school) online at the link: then search for our school name. Pizza sales are here. Along with pizza, Coco Brooks is offering a number of new products this year. This fundraiser will run from Nov. 4 – 13 and delivery of your items to the school will be on Nov. 27. This is our major fundraiser for the year, and will be repeated again in the spring. The money raised goes toward supporting our school field trips for the year. Forms and more information were Mr. Faull and Delainey Selte posing with their big hair on Crazy Hair Day at Vermilion Elementary School. Photos submitted. pilot includes receiving a cart with 25 ChromeBooks. The first three carts have been assigned to the three schools that are participating in the inquiry learning partnership with the Calgary Science School, and VES is one of those fortunate schools. Dates to Remember: Nov. 4-13 – Pizza Sales; Nov. 6 – Early Dismissal at 2 p.m.; N o v. 8 – R e m e m brance Day Ceremony at 10:50; Nov. 11&12 – No School; Nov. 18 – First Report Card goes home; Nov. 18 – PAC Meeting at 7 p.m. (new time); Nov. 19 & 20 – Science in Motion; Nov 20 & 21

– Parent Teacher Interviews; Nov. 26 – Assembly at 10:45; Nov 29 & 30 – Kids Dinner Theater; Dec. 4 – Early Dismissal at 2 p.m.

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singing tour on Halloween Day to visit the seniors at the Valley Lodge and the Recreation Therapy Hospital. They did an awesome job on all their songs and the seniors loved their costumes.  September and October were alive with Mini-Canley and Canley action at noon. These activities will be coming to a close with a game against the Terrific Teachers in early November. Intramurals will continue with speed stacking for the month of November. Students who wish to practice or learn speed s t a c k i n g p at te r n s a re welcome to join the K-6 Speed Stacking Intramural program at noon on Monday – Thursday, starting Nov. 6. If students wish

sent home on Oct. 30. If you did not receive your copies, please contact the school or your child’s classroom teacher in order to get them. Thank you for your support. BTPS is excited to offer five pilots that utilize 1 to 1 computing on the GAFE platform using the ChromeBook. The

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Wednesday, November 13 at the Vegreville Ag Society 4753 – 45 Ave Vegreville Thursday, November 14 at the Vermilion Ag Society 5510 College Drive (47 Ave) Vermilion Registration & Coffee at 9:30 am, workshop from 10 am to 3 pm Cost: $30/person, $50/couple, $70/ three people from same farm, $90/four people from same farm. Please include all members of the farm succession team. Lunch is Included. Cash or cheque only at the door Sponsors: Vegreville Ag Society and the County of Minburn Ag Service Board Vermilion Ag Society and the County of Vermilion River Ag Service Board Please pre-register by November 11, call Owen Nelsen at 780-632-8845 or email:

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Clandonald Students Awarded For Excellence Continued Continued from page 21 awards went to Griffin Harrower for the male and Makenna Rose for the female. For Grade four to six Logan Garnier claimed the male award while Reagan Anderson claimed the female award. The French award went to Reagan Anderson for Grades four to six. For the Junior High student awards the Highest Academic award for Grade 7 was donated by Clandonald Shell and went to Tanner Shaw. For Grade 8 the award was donated by Clandonald Country Store and went to Gabriel Quickstad. For Grade 9 the award was donated by the Knights of Columbus and was won by Bailey Koebel. For General Proficiency in Grade 7 it was Katrina Yaceyko winning the award sponsored by Lakeland Glass. For Grade 8 the award was donated by KEL Services and was won by Pam Brodbin. The Grade 9 award was won by Bailey Koebel and was donated by Jessie and Victor Nowosad in memory of Eddie and Elda Etherington. The Most Improved student in Grades 7 to 9 was sponsored by the Clandonald Co-op Seed Cleaning Plant and was won by Pam Brodbin. The Cecil Quickstad Memorial Award for Athletics was awarded to a Junior High student who excells in sports and also demonstrates good sportsmanship and a positive attitude. This year’s recipients were Thomas Nawrot for the male award and Bailey Koebel for the female. The Blanche Butz English Award for the highest academics by a Grade 9 student

went to Bailey Koebel. The Volunteer award, donated by the Clandonald School staff, was awarded to Grade 9 student, Amanda Shaw. The Martha Osinchuk Memorial award for Junior High French was won by Bailey Koebel. BTPS Trustee Lanie Parr awarded eight recipients with honour pins on behalf of the School Division. Student Union representative Pamela Brodbin, gave an update on the Student body’s volunteer work with Operation Christmas Child Shoebox charity before the conclusion of the evening’s presentation.

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(780) 846-2244 or (780) 853-5492 www.vermilion-rive www r The County of Vermilion River provides rural municipal services for 7,905 residents who live among rolling hills and prairie vistas that stretch north of the North Saskatchewan River, south to the Battle River and 42 miles west from the Alberta/Saskatchewan border. The local economy is as diverse as the landscape with strong agriculture and energy sectors, thriving supply services and an abundance of small business entrepreneurs. Our municipal operations are based in Kitscoty, Alberta.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our safety-oriented team in the role of

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Reporting to the Public Works Superintendent, this permanent, full-time position will liaise with industry on matters of mutual concern including, but not limited to, road use, pipelines and crossings, site access and haul roads. Responsibilities • Work in conjunction with the industry sector to prioritize work that impacts the County, promote and maintain a positive relationship with industry partners and discuss plans and priorities with the Public Works Superintendent • Maintain regular contact with field representatives of industry operating in the County with the aim to inform and create awareness within industry of the municipality’s standards and procedures relative to industry operations • Liaise with industry on infractions with intention of working towards minimizing the Municipality’s concerns and issues as they relate to industry operations Education and experience • University or Technical College graduate or equivalent experience in a related field • Exceptional interpersonal, negotiation, oral and written communication skills • Proficient with technology and computers • A minimum of three years’ experience with industry and knowledge of road maintenance, road construction and working with heavy machinery • Experience with conflict resolution and negotiations would be an asset The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to multi-task; adapt to changing priorities and deadlines; work within both a team environment and with minimal supervision; and provide strong customer service skills. Full position details can be found on the Employment Opportunities page of our website

Student Union representative Pamela Brodbin, addressed the audience at the Clandonald School Annual Awards presentation. Photo Karen Nedzielski.




Submit resumes, including salary expectations and summary of education, clearly marked “CONFIDENTIAL – Public Works Superintendent”, prior to November 18, 2013 to: Carry Grant, Public Works Superintendent County of Vermilion River Box 69, 4912-50 Avenue, Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0 E-mail: Fax: 780.846.2716 The successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal record check and driver’s license abstract. The County of Vermilion River appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All resumes and personal information provided will be handled in accordance with the Province of Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPP) legislation. Personal information is being collected solely for the purpose of considering candidate’s eligibility for employment.

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St. Jerome School News Margaret McCormack Submitted

St. Jerome’s Scares Away Hunger “We Scare Hunger” was a great success at St. Jerome’s last week. Students from kindergarten to Grade twelve brought in non-perishable food items for the Vermilion Food Bank. The High School Student Council collected eight large boxes of food. All students who brought in a food item had their name entered in a draw to

win a Halloween Basket. Congratulations to Colt Sweeney, for winning the Elementary Halloween Basket, Derek Hryciuk for winning the Middle Level Basket, and Tenille Chase for winning the High School Basket. On Halloween Day the hallways of St. Jerome’s were filled with many members of the “Duck Dynasty” family, mummies, princesses, minions, witches and much more. The Elementary students started their day by gathering in the Father Cordeau Centre to celebrate October Happigrams. With only spotlights highlighting the performers in an otherwise

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for the Dewberry, Vermilion, Blackfoot & Wainwright areas Job duties may include but are not limited to: Operating a snowplow truck, cracksealing, highway inspection, sign and guardrail repairs, gravel, sand or asphalt hauling, paving, etc. Shift-work and the ability to respond 24/7 during winter months will be required. Applicants must have a valid Class 3 drivers license with air endorsement, grade ten education or higher. Preferred applicants will have construction and/or hauling experience and a Class 1 driver’s license. Carillion offers competitive wages and benefits. Carillion maintains a substance abuse policy. Please mail or fax your written applications to: Carillion Canada Inc. Attention: Superintendent Box 40, Vegreville, AB T9C 1R1 Fax: 780-632-5060 Email:

completely dark room Mrs. Roth’s Grade four class entertained everyone present with the “Monster Mash”, “It’s Halloween”, a poem by Jack Prelutsky and the Christian song, “Every Move I Make I Make With You Jesus”. Congratulations to all the October Happigram Winners for their dedication to being awesome young people and terrific students. At 1 p.m. the Elementary students gathered in the gym for their annual Halloween Parade. It was great to see so many creative and innovative costumes. The remainder of the day was spent doing crafts, and activates in their classrooms. The Middle Level gathered for their October Recognition Awards. Congratulations to all of the winners for their hard work and dedication to their schoolwork. The Middle level students participated in a number of activities throughout the afternoon. There were some amazing costumes worn by High School students who earned a “spirit” point by dressing up and bringing in an item for the Food Bank. Students from kindergarten to Grade three were invited by FOCUS to visit their Haunted House last week. The students painted faces on mini-pumpkin visited the “Witch Doctor” where they felt witches’ fingers, sampled worms in dirt and touch a bowlful of eyeballs. They then braved the “Hallway of Terror”. The staff and clients of FOCUS went to a tremendous amount of work to make this opportunity possible for our students. The children greatly appreciated this scary adventure. French 10-20-30 students surprised primary children with Spooky Tales of Halloween Creatures. These older ghouls

designed picture/pattern books, which exposed the younger goblins to French Halloween vocabulary. “Honk, honk”, the children gazed up at the grey sky as the v-shaped flock of geese flew over the wide-eyed group. The kindergarten groups along with the Grade two and Grade one classes spent a wonderful afternoon at the Vermilion Provincial Park this week to study the changes in the seasons along with learning about nature. They hiked, and played games, which helped them learn about predators and prey as well as how animals, birds, and plants prepare for winter. The CWL generously donated $200 to the “Feed The Hungry” program. This kind gesture will benefit many students who need a lunch or snacks throughout the day. Kindergarten to Grade twelve students got into the Christmas Spirit early by making Christmas cards and writing Christmas messages, which will be sent to members of the Canadian Armed Forces. The Vermilion Library and Mrs. Austin at St. Jerome’s spearheaded this activity. Volleyball Updates – October 25 & 26: Sr. Girls won Bronze at the Holy Rosary Tournament. Spooktacular at J.R. Robson – 5 teams participated. Grade 9 team won Bronze in the “A” Pool; Grade 8 won Silver on the Consolation Side. Grade 8 Boys at Kitscoty lost a hard fought battle placing fourth. Upcoming Events: Wednesday, Nov. 6Early Dismissal - 2:00 pm, Friday, Nov. 8 – Remembrance Day Service at 9:00 a.m. Please feel free to join us!, Monday, Nov. 11 and Tuesday, Nov. 12 – No School.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Temporary Casual Labour Operator The Town of Vermilion is seeking an individual to fill the position of a Temporary Casual Labour Operator with the Transportation & Utilities Department. The Temporary Casual Labour Operator will report to the Public Works Foreman and work within a team environment.This temporary casual position will be available on-call and will be responsible for labour duties related to snow clearing and removal.

Koback Entreprises Ltd.

Vermilion, AB

Qualifications; - Must be able to operate heavy equipment including loader, tandem truck, backhoe, etc. - Must possess a valid Class 3 or higher Alberta drivers’ license with air brakes endorsement ticket and provide a current abstract - Performs various labourious related tasks as required - Other duties as assigned The successful candidate will demonstrate a majority of the following skills/abilities: - Demonstrated people skills - Basic mechanical skills - Ability to work within a group environment - Good physical condition (medical will be required from successful applicant) This temporary casual position is an on-call position for the duration of the winter season.The hourly rate is $17.00/hour. Position will require an RCMP security clearance. Smoking restrictions are in effect. The personal information submitted pursuant to this advertisement will be utilized for this Career Opportunity only and is subject to compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please submit your resume with references by November 12, 2013 to:

Terrace Koback, The Co-operators 5135A 50 Ave. Vermilion, AB T9X 1A8 FAX 780-853-1978 / Phone 780-853-1700 Email

David Brozuk Director of Transportation & Utilities Town of Vermilion 5021 - 49th Avenue Vermilion, AB T9X 1X1 Phone: 780-581-2421 Fax: 780-853-4910 Email- This employment opportunity will be posted until a suitable candidate has filled the position.The Town of Vermilion wishes to thank all applicants. Only those getting interviews will be contacted. This opportunity is also posted on our website at

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The Community Closet has been open in Vermilion for over 25 years and they continue to share their charitable donations with organizations that need them. Last week, the society gave away $28,300 to organizations and programs in the Vermilion area. Volunteer Rose Hardy said that they will continue to do so as long as they can and each penny received at the store goes directly towards charitable donations. The society donated to the following organization representatives which are pictured in the photos above: Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund, the Vermilion Food Bank, the First United Church, St. Saviours Anglican Church, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Parkview Alliance Church, Faith Lutheran Church, St. Olga’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish, the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints, Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church. Second photo features representatives from the Mannville Care Centre, the Vermilion and Area Handivan Society, St. Jerome’s Hot Lunch Program, the St. Jerome’s Senior Basketball Team, The Lieutenant Colonel Craig Armoury, the V.P.D Early Learning Program, Santa’s Anonymous, Vermilion Army Cadets, Vermilion Scouts and Cubs, the Vermilion and Area Highland Dancers and Vermilion Guides and Brownies. Photo Nick O’Dea.


TECHNICIAN Active Trailer Dealership in the Vermilion area is seeking an individual to work in our Service Department. We deal with multiple manufacturers including Featherlite, Southland, CJAY, Trailtech as well as have a consistent RV Servicing business. Our specialty is in the Stock and Horse trailer segment but we do sell and service a full line of trailers for all applications. We are looking for a well rounded individual to work as a Trailer Technician. Being a family owned business we are quite flexible as to the amount of

The Mannville Centennial Public Library Board held their monthly tea on Friday, Nov. 1 and through the generous donations of those who attended a total of $145.00 is being donated to the Mannville Cenotaph Restoration Project.

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The Village of Mannville held the official swearing in of the newly elected members of council. From left to right they are Vanessa Boe, Jim Jackson, Kelly Dalton, Deputy Mayor Dave Huppertz, and Mayor Sid Hinton. Photo submitted.

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The Rotary Club of Vermilion hosted their Rotary Gala, a formal event that is one of the major fundraisers for the group. The event was a salute to the area’s farmers that featured many different in-house events. The last Gala that wa s hosted two years ago wa s a great success according to Committee Chair Shawn Jacula, who said that the sponsors allow them to garner a higher quality entertainer than what they could afford on their own. This year’s event featured both a silent and spoken auction that had items ranging from truck tires to a trip to Hawaii. Each person who purchased a ticket also had a chance to win a $2000 dollar travel voucher. This year’s event featured the comedic styles of Derek Edwards who joked with the crowd about everything from the city of Toronto to how flat the land is. “I saw a Llama field,” Edwards joked with the crowd. “He had a 4 foot neck. Imagine the view he must have.” Jacula was very pleased with the turnout and said that when people show up and enjoy themselves, they come back the next time around. Pictured above is Shawn Jacula. Photos Nick O’Dea.

Derek Edwards (pictured above) did an hour long routine that had everyone in the room laughing. He spoke about many situations in his life, past and present that had the crowd in stitches. A part of his act concerned his wife who he said has become less caring over the years. “She’s at the point now where she counts my beers at a party,” he said. “She runs up to me and says ‘that’s your 5 beer’. What am I suppose to say to that? Well honey I guess I got some catching up to do!”

St. Paul’s Canadians player Jordan Hogan and Vermilion Tigers player Kurtis Farkash duke it out while each team stands back to watch. The fight that happened in the second period got both players a game misconduct penalty. The Tiger’s went on to maul the Canadians 6-0, scoring three of those goals in the final period. With two of those third period goals coming from Team Captain Brandon Bardoel. Photo Nick O’Dea.


Now Hiring: Vermilion Food Store – Eastalta Co-op Ltd.

Produce Department – Full Time Clerk We are now taking applications for a Full Time Produce Clerk for the Vermilion Food Store. This position will be required to work daytime, evening and weekend shifts. Duties include: assisting customers, receiving products, stocking shelves, etc. This position is physical in nature and requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis. Come and join our service-oriented team at Eastalta Co-op where we strive to help make our customers feel at home! We are looking for employees who will offer prompt, friendly, knowledgeable service. We will provide new employees with on-going, on-the-job training to support continuous improvement. We welcome applications for employment from all candidates. If you have an interest in learning more about these opportunities, please submit your application to: Justin Carriere – Produce Manager or Lindsay Rempel – Human Resources Advisor Vermilion Food Store –Eastalta Co-op Ltd. 5013 51st Ave, Vermilion, AB, T9X 1B2 Phone: 780-853-5335 Fax: 780-853-6563 Eastalta Co-op thanks all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Kenilworth is currently seeking the right individual to join our company as a


FIELD SERVICE MANAGER Working a minimum of 40 hours per week.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: • Perform inspections • Permitting • Installations • Commissioning • Service work • Trouble shooting Main responsibilities include; • Participate in daily site meetings with company leads and staff. • Work with service technicians on a daily basis to troubleshoot issues and to provide assistance on site locations. • Coordinate Field units

Qualifications: • Valid driver’s license • A Class Gas Fitter Ticket • Safety tickets (WHIMIS, H2S, First Aid) • Have a good understanding of the gas code • Computer skills in work and excel Candidate Profile: • Punctuality • Ability to work with others at different skill levels to successfully complete work on a daily basis. • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, problem solving and organizational skills. • Ability to work in a team environment. • Ability to work with minimal supervision • Willingness to learn

Kenilworth is located East of Vermilion and west of Lloydminster. Kenilworth offers: • A friendly, family orientated atmosphere • Competitive wages starting at $40-$50/hour depending on experience • Benefit Packages • RRSP • Bonuses • Flexible work schedule • Maximum of 1 on call weekend per month • Overtime available We look forward to the opportunity to discuss your future with our company. Please submit resume by email: or fax 780-853-5320 NO PHONE CALLS OR DROP-INS PLEASE

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LLC Curling Starts Season With A Number Of Veterans Leading The Team Chris McQuid, LLC Curling Head Coach Submitted

Bobby Brown, Tanner Garbutt and Cody Faux are all returning to the Men’s Team. Joining them will be Brian Larson, who played second for the ACAC Silver Medal Mixed Rustlers team last season. Brian will play Lead for the Men, while Tanner Garbutt will be making the leap from Lead to Third. He showed great leadership and is very competitive, and has earned his new role as the Vice of the team. Bobby Brown will continue to Skip the team and Cody Faux will also continue to throw Second rocks as the Men look to earn their second straight trip to the CCAA National Championships, which take place in March in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The Ladies team will have a mix of veterans and rookies. Ocean Smart returns for her third year as a Rustler. Casey Chalut, who has played two straight years for the Mixed team and was the ACAC All-Conference Mixed Lead last year, will join the Ladies team as their new Lead. Karli Makichuk, who played Third for the Mixed team last

year before joining the Ladies team for Nationals in Edmonton last March, will now be a permanent fixture for the Ladies throwing Second rocks. Our rookie to the team really isn’t a rookie at all, as Cori Dunbar will be joining the team. Cori has tons of ACAC experience, previously winning two silver medals as the Skip of the NAIT Ladies team. She also has experience playing on the World Curling Tour, and will be a great asset to our team. The Mixed team, who were one shot away from an ACAC Gold Medal last year and brought home a well earned Silver medal, will be completely new this year. Tryouts are still ongoing for this team and they are extremely competitive. There are eight ladies fighting for the two starting spots on the Mixed team as well as the one spare spot to be used for both the Ladies and Mixed teams. There are also three new men in the same position - two who will be Mixed starters and one who will be spare for the Men’s and Mixed teams. The new male curlers will be Dillon Lavoie, Shayne Copeland and Devon Barnard. Rookie ladies trying out for the three remaining spots include



JR. B GAME, NOV. 8 AT 8:00 PM VS VEGREVILLE Robyn Gerrard, Cassy Sunderland, Dusty Haldenby, Devery Stachura, Mickayla Chamberland, Courtney Tuck and Karlene Oesch, as well as returning Rustler Amber Stachura. The ACAC season kicks off with the Fall Regional in Camrose from November 22-24. The Winter Regional will be held in Edmonton from January 31 to February 2. All three teams will be hoping to earn a spot to the ACAC Provincial Championships which the Rustlers are hosting this year from February 21 to 23 at the Vermilion Curling Club. The ultimate goal will be to earn a trip to CCAA Nationals in Sault Ste. Marie which are held from March 18 to 22, 2014. Discussions began last year between the coaching staff of Lakeland College and the University of Alberta Augustana Campus in Camrose to create a new exhibition event prior to the beginning of the ACAC season. Thanks to a ton of planning by Roger Galenza of Augustana, the Rustlers are proud to announce that they will be competing in the first ever Vikings/Rustlers Challenge this year on November 2 in

Camrose. This is an exciting new event which will see all three teams from both College’s compete in a ‘Continental Cup’ format to earn points. There are a variety of games including regular 8-end games, a skills challenge and a Skins game, with a total of 51 points up for grabs. The first College to earn 26 points will be the 2013 Vikings/Rustlers Challenge. We are looking forward to this event as it not only gives us a chance to see some of our curlers who are still trying out in game action, but it also allows our established Men’s and Ladies teams to compete against ACAC level competition prior to the kickoff of the start of the regular season. Local media in Camrose will be televising one game on Saturday and webstreaming it over the internet. I a m a ls o p l e a s e d to a n n o u n ce the return of Dusty Makichuk as my Assistant Coach this year. He has an extremely deep knowledge of the game of curling and has been very successful coaching high level curling throughout his career.

Player Determined To Make Mark Nick O’Dea Reporter

Team Alberta 2013 National Women’s Under 18 Hockey Championship has chosen Erinn Baddock. Baddock, who has roots in Vermilion and is extremely excited for the opportunity. The 16-year-old began her hockey career at the age of six, where she played for the flyweight team in Vermilion. She started skating around the same time she started walking. Her two older brothers played as well and immersed the young girl in the sport. Her father was also a hockey coach. It seemed as though she was destined to pick up the game. The Team Alberta 2013 National Women’s Under 18 Hockey tryouts started off with 80 members vying for a spot on the roster. From there they short listed the members down to 40, then 27, before finally settling with the top 20 players.

Baddock said there is no easy way to become a good hockey player. It comes from discipline and a love for the sport. “I do strength and metabolic conditioning. Basically, I try to have a balance of protein and carbs, and before a big game I usually like to load up on carbs. We practise every day right after school with usually an hour workout to follow,” she said. “I was definitely very excited to represent our province in a tournament like this. This was one of my goals growing up, I always idolized older girls who played for Team Alberta and it just feels awesome to finally be one myself.” Although she said she is nervous, she admits it’s a good nervousness, a nervousness that will push her to reach her full potential. Baddock said that without the help of others, she would not have gotten this far in her hockey career. “I’ve had many great coaches along the way that I am very thankful for including Trevor Millar, Frank Eyben,

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Erinn Baddock smiled during her team photo. She has been surrounded by hockey her entire life and said being chosen for the Team Alberta 2013 National Women’s Under 18 Hockey team was a dream come true. A dream that consisted of years of hard work and a no-quit attitude.


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Denis McCormack, Durwin Selte, Kim Wright, and Marc Neron,” she said. “I was fortunate to be part of the Vermilion PeeWee team who were provincial silver medalists under Coach Denis McCormack and to be part of the Vermilion Bantam team who were provincial gold medalists under Coach Durwin Selte. Vermilion hosted the Bantam Provincials and winning on home ice is one of my favourite hockey memories.” Her current coach is Mikko Makela who played in the NHL and in the Olympics with Team Finland. Baddock believes that learning from people with ample experience will give her the edge to successfully continue her hockey career. She said her beliefs are summed up well in her favorite quote. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s (or woman’s) determination.”


FEATURING: Comedian - Tim Nutt

Saturday Nov 23th, 2013 @ Vermilion Regional Centre

The Night Includes: Supper, Silent Auction, Raffle, Comedian, Cash Bar, DJ, Dance, Midnight Lunch Tickets: $45.00 individual / $360.00 Table of 8 people Cocktails: 5:30pm Supper: 6:30pm Entertainment: 8:30pm Tickets Available from: Sheri Martin: 787-7777 or 853-6604 Sherry Martin: 853-5060

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Lloydminster Interval Home Society

Musasa is the Shona name for a type of tree which grows in Zimbabwe; it also means “temporary shelter.”

LLOYDMINSTER INTERVAL HOME SOCIETY If you need a safe place to stay: Call the 24-hour Crisis Line: (780)875-0966 We will accept collect calls.

Administration Line: (780)808-5282 To view our website:

The Interval Home provides: Support Services * Referrals * Advocacy * Transportation to Appointments ‘FOR THE INTERVAL STORE’ 5109—51 ST, Lloydminster, AB Ph. (780)808-8485 Store Hrs. M-F: 10:00—3:30 pm / Sat. 10:00—3:00 pm The Interval Home welcomes volunteer applications from anyone who supports our mission ’To provide safety, support, and education to families and communities regarding the issue of family violence.’ If you are interested in volunteering at the ‘For the Interval Store’ in a very busy and cheerful environment, please contact Volunteer Coordinator at the Store at (780)872-5005.

Midwest Outreach Center

Interval Home

Dol-Mar Manor Long term Shelter Support.

Working to address family violence in our communities! Public Education Presentations: We thank our funding partners: • Interval Home: Information on our Shelter, its history, • Alberta Human Services Family Violence Prevention and our role in the community. and Homeless Supports Division • Bullying and its Effects • Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice and Attorney General • Dating Violence • Camrose Alberta Health Services • Understanding Family Violence • City of Lloydminster FCSS • Cyber Bullying • The United Way • Elder Abuse • County of Vermilion River FCSS • Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships and Friendships • Town of Vermilion FCSS • Dating Relationships: Choices and Responsibility • Public Health Agency of Canada • Husky Autumn Leaves Golf Tournament • Rudolph’s Round Up