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The Vermilion Junior B Tigers had a busy weekend with two games, one on Friday against the Vegreville Rangers and the second on Saturday against the Cold Lake Ice. The Friday night game resulted in the tenth win for the Tigers this season, but after a huge team effort on Saturday, the Tigers lost to the Cold Lake Ice, 2-0. The Cold Lake Ice currently sit at the top of the North Eastern Alberta Junior B Hockey League with 43 points and also have the top two scoring leaders in the league. The Tigers are currently sitting in the fifth spot with a total of 22 points. See more on page 15. Photo Karen Nedzielski.

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Vermilion Celebrates New Year With Fun Family Event Karen Nedzielski Reporter The Vermilion Family New Year’s Eve Party, the second in as many years, was hosted by the Vermilion Regional Centre. Once again, it proved to be a success as a number of families and individuals braved the minus 30 temperature for an evening of dancing, visiting and activities for all ages. The event was held at the Vermilion Regional Centre on Dec. 31 and volunteer,

Colleen Symes, said although there were not very many advance tickets sold, they were expecting a great turnout for the event. There were a number of activities to keep the younger celebrators in the crowd busy including a child-friendly bar serving non-alcoholic beverages and goodies. There was an 11 o’clock lunch served as the excitement continued to build until the midnight hour and the countdown began. At the stroke of midnight the traditional handshakes and well wishes took place as another year got underway.

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Manning the children’s bar and serving up treats at the Dec. 31 party were, from left, Kylie Hartwell, Bryn Pollard and Kamden Rockford.

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All ages were invited to the Vermilion Family New Year’s Eve party held at the Vermilion Regional Centre and as the midnight hour drew closer, so too did the excitement for a new year for the children in attendance. There were a number of other activities to keep them busy until the big cou ntdown to midnight.

A number of volunteers helped make the Vermilion Family New Year’s Eve party a success. From left Colleen Symes, Heather Millan and Stacey Harasiuk-Adams greeted party goers at the entrance of the Vermilion Regional Centre on Dec. 31. Photos Karen Nedzielski.

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A Look Back At 2013 - Part 2 Karen Nedzielski Reporter Canada Day kicked off the second half of the year for The Voice and a number of photos from the celebrations in Vermilion were featured in the July 1 issue. Also featured in that publication was the grand opening of “My Medical Clinic.” Originally from Libya, general practitioner Dr. Awatef Maluud officially opened the doors to the clinic on June 26, offering an alternative treatment centre for Vermilion residents. Many of the renovations required to transform the office space into a doctor’s office were completed through the assistance of several Mannville Hutterite Colony members who were interested in seeing the private clinic become a reality. Local resident Phyllis Elmer was distressed to discover an oil tanker suspended over her wetland on June 21, just north of Hwy 16 and RR51. The loaded southbound tanker pulled over for oncoming traffic and began to slide back down the hill. Unable to achieve enough traction to work his way up the hill the truck began to slide backwards and came to rest precariously at the edge of the road approximately 100 yards above a small wetland area on the Elmer’s property. On Tuesday, June 25 at the Vermilion Arena, the Vermilion Tigers Jr. B team announced the team’s new head coach would be Durwin Selte with Milt Anderson moving into the manager position after the resignation of Mark Hines and Taylor Holt in May. The official opening of the East Regional Waste Transfer Station located west of Mannville on Range Road 92 was made official on July 20, 2013. The facility opened its gates in April and has been in full operation since. The July 20 celebrations marked the successful collaboration between numerous municipalities, county,

provincial and federal governments in the development and construction of the facility. Representatives from E.ON Climate and Renewables (EC&R) and the environmental consulting firm Golder Associates, held a Public Open House on July 16 in Vermilion to discuss the proposed Wind Creek Project in the Counties of Vermilion and Minburn. The proposed 50 turbines brought with it concerns of wind noise and the possible adverse effects it may have on area residents. Health Canada was studying the potential health impacts of wind turbine noise as well as other things such as chronic illness, sleep quality, and stress were to be measured. The results of this study are due to be released in 2014. On July 19 the Habitat for Humanity Committee members gathered at the newly purchased lot for a rededication ceremony. The annual Vermilion Fair grounds came alive with excitement for young and old as the 107th Fair got underway on July 25 with the parade leading the weekend event. The Communities In Bloom Judges made their visit to Vermilion on July 25 beginning at the Town Office. Based on what judges had seen in Vermilion this year they commended the town for taking and applying every recommendation that was offered from previous years. The 10th Anniversary Jamboree of the Alberta Traditional Bowhunters Association took place at Red Feather Ridge, August 3 – 5 with 158 shooters registered for the event. August kept area residents busy with summer excitement as the surrounding communities held their annual fairs. The Vermilion A&W looked like a throwback to another era on August 22 when over a dozen vintage vehicles lined the parking lot in order to help support the

Welcoming The New Year Kristin Ward, VIBE Submitted Welcoming in a New Year brings opportunity to start fun family traditions! January is notoriously known to us in Alberta to be cold, but that should not stop us from having fun with family and friends. Let’s be truthful - Winter lasts a very long time! So it’s important – for our health and sanity – to find some fun excuses to get outside and to have fun inside and out! It is important to maintain positive mental health all year but it can seem harder during the less lit days of winter. Following the holidays, most of us have less money for the extras, but there are ways to have fun with little to no extra costs and start those New Traditions! Here are 10 inside and 10 outside ideas for you to try this month! Inside activities: (1) Play board games (2) Snuggle and read a book (3) Make sock puppets and have a puppet show (4) Make a fort in your living room and have a picnic lunch together (5) Play hide and seek in your home (6) Have a movie marathon (7) Host a family dance party and battle of the air bands! (8) Make a puzzle together (9) crafts – make paper snowflakes, color in a coloring book (10) have a ‘do not dress day’ and stay in your pajamas! Outside activities: (1) Build a snowman or snow-fort (2) Catch snowflakes on your tongue (3) Play snow soccer (4) Take a walk around your neighbourhood or in the provincial park and look at the beautiful sights of nature during winter

(5) Make snow angels (6) Do a good deed and shovel snow for someone who could use a little extra help (7) Drink hot chocolate from a thermos in your back yardmaybe in your new snow fort! (8) Blow bubbles outside and watch them freeze on the wand (9)Make colored ice and then hide them around your yard – hold a scavenger hunt and see who can find the most! You could even make snow graffiti using colored water in spray bottles; become a snow artist! (10)Make targets on the snow using colored water and toss snow balls at the targets. Be brave – try something new! There are LOTS more ideas for you to do but VIBE wanted to share just a few to help get you started! Have fun in the snow or stay inside and share valued family time – You can do it! The Mental Health Capacity Building in Schools Initiative (MHCB) is an integrated, multidisciplinary team approach providing promotion, prevention and early intervention addiction, health and mental health services to children, families and communities. The VIBE Program is one of the 37 projects involved in this initiative led by Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health in partnership with Alberta Education and funded by Alberta Health and Wellness. For more information on goal setting and other health and wellness related topics please contact your VIBE Coach, or the Program Coordinator Pat Calyniuk at 780-853-3718 or pat.calyniuk@

fight against MS. This was the fifth year running that A&W and the MS Society have teamed up in the “Cruisin’ for a Cause” campaign which raised more than $3M across Canada last year. The 20th annual Minburn Heifer show took place on Aug. 24 with two categories in this year’s competition; the Heifer Calves - Pen of 3 and the Yearling Heifers - Pen of 3. The end of August also saw two Voice staff members leave the newspaper’s family. Editor Trudy McKenzie and Reporter Shannon O’Connor both stepped down from their duties with The Voice. Trudy, taking on a bigger role as grandmother to a new set of twin babies, and Shannon returning to Ontario to be closer to her family. Both ladies are truly missed but do stay in regular contact with The Voice. “Rage Against Cancer,” an event that raised money to help fight cancer, took place at the Vermilion Arena on August 24 with a lacrosse game that took place between the Senior Rage and the Junior Roar, first and second period intermission entertainment, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and a whole lot of history going on. During the first period intermission Logan Scheerschmidt entertained the crowd by singing the song that was the inspiration for the event. “100 Years Young.” Six players volunteered to have their heads shaved during the second period intermission as part of the event’s other fundraising and entertainment activities. The total money raised in ticket sales, silent auction items, the 50/50 raffle, and the head shaving donations amounted to $3,000 and it will go directly toward the Canadian Cancer Society. Our September 2 issue marked that time of year when students return to the

classrooms and bury their heads into textbooks. On September 9, yours truly signed on with The Voice and came back to work in the Vermilion area after a number of years spent working in other directions. The Vermilion area was honoured to have Terry Grant, A.K.A. Man Tracker, in the area teaching people the skills of tracking and basic survival techniques should they ever find themselves lost in the wilderness. Eleven individuals took part in the day-long event held at the Vermilion Provincial Park on Sept. 7. The 2013-2014 Vermilion Tigers hockey season kicked off with the team’s Main Camp try-outs at the Stadium in Vermilion on Sept. 13. Coaches put the players through a weekend of rigorous drills and scrimmages. Head Coach Durwin Selte said out of the 43 players registered for the camp ranging from ages 17 to 21, the team would be narrowed down to 25 players for the season. The Lakeland College Board of Governors announced in mid-September that Dr. Tracy Edwards would be the College’s next president and chief executive officer. Dr. Edwards was to begin her career with Lakeland College on Jan. 6, 2014. Continues to page 7


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RCMP Reports the Christmas Holidays investigation and executing a search warrant that led to the recovery of more than $50,000 worth of property that had been stolen from various locations across Alberta. On Dec. 24, 2013, Two Hills RCMP arrested Michael Edward Kelm, 37 years old, at a rural residence in Lamont County, Alberta, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for theft of a motor vehicle from Olds, Alberta. After the arrest Warrant Executed, More Than $50,000 In Stolen Property Recovered warrant was executed, police located the stolen pick-up truck and a stolen 2014 Two Hills RCMP, with the assistance of Yamaha Motorcycle valued at more than Vegreville RCMP, worked diligently over $10,000 in Michael Kelm’s possession.

On Dec. 26, 2013, Two Hills and Vegreville RCMP executed a search warrant on the same rural residence in Lamont County and recovered in excess of $50,000 worth of stolen property. As a result of the search warrant charges of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, have been laid against Marvin Lesnik, 54 years old, Marlene Lesnik, 56 years old, and Michael Kelm of Lamont County, Alberta. Michael Kelm has been remanded into custody, whereas Marvin & Marlene Lesnik have been released from custody on conditions pending their next court appearance. Efforts are currently being made to return

all stolen property to their rightful owners. Two Hills and Vegreville RCMP are reminding the public that the holiday season often leads to increased property crime. Home & Property owners should protect themselves by securing their valuables and locking their homes and vehicle doors. The public is encouraged to call the RCMP immediately regarding any suspicious activity in their area. If you have any information please contact the Two Hills RCMP Detachment at 780-657-2820, Vegreville Detachment at 780-632-2223 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

To Grieve - And To Begin A New Year Shirley L Scott Walking Through Grief Society Submitted

As you grieve and begin this new year often you will consider are you normal and what is the right way to journey through grief. Where have all the friends gone that said they would be there? Will I ever feel joy again? Will I ever feel in control of my life again? Author is unknown but I found a Griever’s Bill of Rights that will empower you to continue your journey with some questions answered.

1. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO EXPERIENCE YOUR OWN UNIQUE GRIEF No one else will grieve in exactly the same way you do. So, when you turn to others for help, don’t allow them to tell you what you should not be feeling. 2. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO TALK ABOUT YOUR GRIEF Talking about your grief will help you heal. Seek out others who will allow you to talk as much as you want, as often as you want, about your grief. 3. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO FEEL A MULTITUDE OF EMOTIONS Confusion, disorientation, fear, guilt

Innisfree Community Toboggan Party The cold, windy weather on Dec. 29 could not keep the toboggans off the sledding hill near Innisfree. Local residents brought out the cra zy carpet s and sled s to enjoy the day at the hill which also included a bon fire with hot dogs and warm b e v e rage s . B ot h Mayor Debbie McMann and Deputy Mayor Morris Anderson, were in attendance welcoming visitors to the hill. Photo Karen Nedzielski.

and relief are just a few of the emotions you might feel as part of your grief journey. Others may try to tell you that feeling angry, for example, is wrong. Don’t take these judgemental responses to heart. Instead, find listeners who will accept your feelings without condition. 4. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE TOLERANT OF YOUR PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL LIMITS Your feelings of loss and sadness will probably leave you feeling fatigued . Respect what your body and mind are telling you. Get daily rest. Eat balanced meals. And don’t allow others to push you into doing things you don’t feel ready to do. 5. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO EXPERIENCE “ GRIEF ATTACKS” Sometimes, out of nowhere, a powerful surge of grief may overcome you. This can be frightening, but is normal and natural. Find someone who understands and will let you talk it out. 6. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE USE OF RITUAL The Funeral ritual does more than acknowledge the death of someone loved. It helps provide you with the support of caring people. More importantly, the funeral is a way for you to mourn. If others tell you that rituals such as these are silly or unnecessary, don’t listen to them.

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7. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO EMBRACE YOUR SPIRITUALITY If faith is part of your life, express it in ways that seem appropriate to you. Allow yourself to be around people who understand and support your religious beliefs. If you feel angry at God, find someone to talk with who won’t be critical of your feelings of hurt and abandonment. 8. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO SEARCH FOR MEANING You may find yourself asking, “Why did he or she die? Why now?” Some of your questions may have answers, but some may not. And watch out for the clichéd responses some people may give you. Comments like, “It was God’s will” or “Think of what you have to be thankful for” are not helpful and you do not have to accept them. 9. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO TREASURE YOUR MEMORIES Memories are one of the best legacies that exist after the death of someone loved. You will always remember. Instead of ignoring your memories, find others with whom you can share them. 10. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO MOVE TOWARD YOUR GRIEF AND HEAL Reconciling your grief will not happen quickly. Remember, grief is a process, not an event. Be patient and tolerant with yourself and avoid people who are impatient and intolerant with you. Neither you nor those around you must forget that the death of someone loved changes your life forever.

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Are Your Crystals Out Of Alignment? Karen Nedzielski Editor

This is not a great way to spend the first week of the New Year. Until Dec. 26 I had no idea that we as humans, had crystals in our ears. It seemed the Christmas season was barely over and I found myself in a bit of a predicament. Boxing Day morning found me suffering from dizzy spells and no, they were not from consuming too many holiday spirits. After a couple of bad episodes I resorted to something I don’t normally do and took some medication to help alleviate the problem so that I could make my way back to Innisfree from our northern Saskatchewan farm. I had about a five-hour drive ahead of me and was a bit concerned with how that was going to happen. After a few hours I felt better and packed up the vehicle and made a scramble for home.

W h e n I a r r i ve d h o m e af te r th e 5-plus hours, my husband insisted that I call the health centre and see if they thought I should be looked at by a doctor. The ER nurse was very kind and listened to my concerns but it was Boxing Day, and I did not want to bother them on the holiday. He assured me that I was not a bother and after hearing my symptoms insisted that if I was still concerned about my condition, I should make my way to the hospital. I asked him if the hospital was busy and he joked and said “Oh yes, there are 150 people in here, but that should not affect your decision to seek medical advice.” I felt a bit silly for going as I did not feel sick. No earache, no pressure and no pain. But to be on the safe side, off we went to the Vermilion Health Centre. T h e n u r s e s a n d d o c to r s a t th e hospital were very kind and I was diag-

nosed with an inner ear infection and was prescribed something to help with the problem. I wa s a l s o to l d th a t w i th i n th e inner ear  there are collec tions of calcium crystals which from time to time, can shift their position causing the dizzy affect. Floating crystals? Really? A few days went by and I was still having dizzy spells so not wanting to bother the hospital on Dec. 30, I sought the help of the nurse practitioner. She too, was very helpful and understanding and informed me that my “crystals condition” is very common and sometimes physiotherapy can help with the treatment. So off I went to physiotherapy the next morning. I had no idea that I would get an appointment the very next day, New Year’s Eve. The physiotherapy staff were very friendly and helpful and after filling out my paperwork, I was waiting for

my “crystal’s treatment.” After a few minutes of the head tilting manoeuvres I was feeling much better and was out the door. After the New Year’s holiday I was still experiencing the spells but after a treatment on Friday, was feeling much better again. The therapist told me in rare cases, some people need a more intense therapy and the symptoms can last for an extended period of time; weeks and in some cases, months. I can’t imagine having the “misaligned crystals” for a long period of time. In the short week and a half, it nearly drove me over the deep-end, but with the help of some wonderful, helpful and well trained professionals, I am on the mend and hopefully those pesky crystals behave themselves and stay aligned! Thanks to all of those hard working people in the health profession within Vermilion and area!

Letter to the Editor UN “reaction force” A Flawed idea misma na g em ent. N o mat ter what type of situation is being responded Dear Editor, to, I doubt that the effectiveness of Since the tragedy unfolded in the the operation would improve. Philippines, I have encountered a few Situations like the one unfolding in calls for a United Nations (UN) reac- the Philippines demand an internation force for international crises. tional response.  It should be an indiSuch a notion is a bad idea for the vidual country, NATO or a coalition future of the UN and for the world of the willing that responds when the community. need arises, depending on the type of While the idea of a reaction force situation.  sounds interesting on the sur face In response to Typhoon Haiyan, we must remember that the UN has C anada has deployed its Disaster tried and failed to focus its resources Assistance Response Team (DART), on the ac tions of dic tators and other threats to regional security in the Middle East or East Asia and Africa.  Instead of dealing with these situations it seems that all too often it chooses to meddle in the business of democratic countries. Why would the international community demand GLOW Beginners JOIN AS increased UN intervention in global BOWL Welcome a Team or and as an affairs, especially when many arms of Friday & ALL SKILL Individual Saturday the organization are poorly run and LEVELS! bureaucratic and when dictators are Adult League, 55 + League, Public Bowl permitted to have too much say in its and operation? Kids Bowl (after school). Th e main va lu e of th e U N is to Public Bowling Every Friday, Saturday sanction operations which are then & Sunday carried out by coalitions of the willing or under the NATO or African A few spots open for Monday night and Standby Force banner. Why try again Wednesday night leagues. Plus public bowling hours. to do what hasn’t worked very well in the past? While Canadian forces have Contact Kim to Register or For More Info provided remarkable service under the UN banner they did so most often with their hands tied due to terrible

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which is p rovidin g clean drinkin g water and disaster relief on the island of Pa nay. I wo ul d like to re min d constituents that the Government of Canada will match all the contributions of Canadians – dollar for dollar – up to December 23rd.  Canada also committed more than $20 million to

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A Country Boy’s Fantasies Franklin Wolters Columnist

Yo u w h o h a v e d o n e so m e of th e l o n g te d i o u s j o b s connected with farming in the past know of the long hours doing repetitious work it entailed. Hour after hour of the same scene left a lot of time for thought of faraway places and things that you’d rather be up to. I started driving tractor when I was eight years old, helping Dad cut grain with an old horse pulled binder, that we pulled with our little 9N Ford. I had to stand up to get the clutch pushed down to run the thing and the brakes simply just didn’t work, but still in the long afternoons I would start daydreaming as I remember. I wanted my own .22 rifle, it’s all I dreamed about and to be a good shot was very important to me. Those daydreams kept me entertained for quite a spell as they would say, until I had my first airplane ride and then my thoughts were soaring up in the clouds where I’d been so lucky to have been.

My Mom, bless her heart, used to sit us around the table after supper and read to us stories of all kinds of adventures of different times and places and after the stories become quite appealing, she would instruct us to go on reading on our own. We could hardly wait. I’ve often thought how wonderful it was that we were SO encouraged. My the fantasies and daydreams that were spawned by those stories. It certainly made the long day so much shorter!!! We read of explorers who had sailed the oceans and discovered new lands, and of fur traders who travelled and hunted with the natives. My favorite daydream was to come over a hill and see a beautiful valley all green with a stream, full of fish for sure, and wonderful trees and bushes laden with fruit lining the banks and herds of many game animals pasturing on the valley slopes; it kept me entertained for hours. When I would be plowing or later using a deep tillage cultivator, I’d think of those early travellers perhaps having to bury a big chest of gold coins that I was going to unearth and find. Can you just imagine what that would do for a

county boy? Just thinking of it kept you going, replaced the tedium, in those times anyway, of spending long tiresome hours on a slow old tractor. Of course I never did find any treasure and we never even won the lottery, but many of my dreams did come true. I did get to own a very special piece of country and did raise a lot of crops and cattle, but now my dream has got to be a career in music and a coast to coast tour playing music all the way. It’s probably just another daydream, though I hope not. It’s funny how our dreams change and how our most cherished ideas are made to conform to reality. Like the saying, “If life hands you only lemons, make lemonade.” I don’t think in my wildest daydreams I ever pictured myself being able to entertain a roomful of people, but somehow it’s come to pass, and if anyone had ever told me when I was putting hay up or working on the land that somehow, someway I would be capable of being an author. I’d have said they indeed must be dreaming!! Life goes on and we follow our dreams I suppose, and hope what we get to do fulfills some of our dreams and our lives.

We not only must have dreams, but we must also, I think have time during our daily struggle to make a living, have time to really focus on them to bring them to reality. I know I had a dream to learn to fly and you know against all odds it did come to pass, I even for goodness sake was able to realize the dream of owning my own classic little airplane. The happiness it brought was even beyond my wildest daydream. When I was young, fishable water only happened in spring, and I longed for any chance to wet a line and I more or less imposed myself, if I could, to go fishing with the neighbours. I dreamed of being a guide on some virgin Northern Lake and show my skill as a fisherman. That would have been a top choice. It never happened, but I did get so entranced with ice fishing I invented my own ice fishing shelter and really did get successful at bringing home lots of fish for my kids and even learned the skills of filleting then so the bones didn’t bother. Yes having dreams and trying to live them certainly can enrich your life and those of your closest friends around you too.

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She will succeed President Glenn Charlesworth who announced that he will retire on Jan. 3, 2014. Local thoroughbred race horse owners, Lyle and Phylis Farkash’s For Cash, ran in the sixth race of the day, The Beaufort Stake race, at the Northlands race track in Edmonton on Sept. 21, and claimed the win. The same horse later went on to win the Zia Park derby in Hobbs, New Mexico on Nov. 27, making it the first Canadian horse to ever win that race. U12 Boys Win Provincials The Farkash’s were very modest about Congratulations went to Todd Rees’ U12 Boys team, who the wins and accredited much of their Halloween Fun brought home gold medals from the Tier IV Provincial Rebecca Bates, Brittany Barlow, Kali Brodbin, Shanna horses’ successes on the group effort playdowns in Three Hills on July 7. The team had a Gould, Rebecca Quickstead and Branden Cookson worked made by their entire family. spectacular season, going undefeated in regular season hard on their homemade Barbie costumes that came The Head of Vermilion regatta is hosted complete with the boxes. play, the Lakeland Cup, and then the Provincial tournament. by Lakeland College and the Lakeland The month of October brought with it Rowing Club hosted the Head of Vermil- ion Regatta. the former building beside Midwest Auto The Parkview Alliance Church held an Supply Ltd. to the new location at 4906 - discussion and eventual changes for the ion regatta on Sept. 28. The 19 rowers on the Rustler Crew had been practicing since Open House on Sept. 27 to celebrate the 49 Avenue next to Striker Lanes bowling faces of local government in the Town of late August in preparation for the Vermil- official opening of its downtown campus. alley. Continues to page 8 The campus moved its church office from

Eastalta Co-Op Announces Plans To Construct Two New Facilities

The Board of Directors of your Eastalta Co-op Ltd. had announced on Sept. 5 their approval to proceed with plans to construct two new retail facilities. The first being a 32,114 sq. ft. Food Store in Vermilion to replace the existing Food Store and a 4600 sq. ft. Liquor Store in Wainwright – a new retail venture.

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




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Shakey Tales Margaret Lonsdale Columnist

I met Adie one summer day while walking the Yellow Dog. She’s from Czechoslovakia, she tells me, although she’s lived in Canada since emigrating as a newlywed many years ago. Her accent remains intact, as do her memories of people and places she long ago left behind in the interest of pursuing a better life on the Canadian prairie. She misses her own little dog. She tells me in her soft voice what a loyal companion the dog had been, how he watched her every move and followed her from room to room when she lived in her house. While I listen, Adie reaches to pat my dog’s head, an action that’s

welcomed with a nudge and a quick lick of the woman’s knee. Dogs know a friend when they meet one and don’t waste precious time being coy. The man with the green walker is Shakey. He and Adie have become friends at the facility, and often sit outside beneath the shade trees. Adie doesn’t smoke but she sits in the smoking place to accompany her friend while he puffs a few. As we approach one day, I hear Shakey say to her, “Here she comes now. Here comes our dog.” I smile, gratified in the knowledge of how much happiness the visits from my goofy canine seem to bring to them. Shakey reminisces all the time about the virtues of his old black lab, a trusted friend and a reliable hunting companion. Sometimes, actually EVERY time we meet, Shakey addresses my dog directly,

ute to our Veterans in a display of stories and photos to show our appreciation of Vermilion and also area counties. the sacrifices many soldiers have made The 2013 municipal election saw a for our freedom. The following weeks’ change in the Town’s mayoral position paper displayed a number of photos from as well as a number of council seats in Remembrance Day services from around Vermilion. the area. In a “Battle of the Bruces,” Mayor Bruce The Nov. 8 issues also featured a MacDuff would take the top spot, ousting number of ghost and goblin photos as former mayor Bruce Marriot. children celebrated Halloween the week Holocaust survivor, Eva Olsson paid a previous. visit to Vermilion in late October, speaking Concerned community members gathReeve_General_VermillionVoice_2013_12.pdf 4:22:17 to area schools as well as the College.1 12/19/2013 ered atPMthe Mannville Elks Hall in early The Nov. 8 issue of The Voice paid trib- November to obtain more information Continued from page 7


about the proposed wind project for the Grizzly Bear Creek area located six kilometers south of Mannville. The proposed project consisting of up to 50 turbines, will occupy approximately 15,000 acres of land within the Townships of 48 and 49 and Ranges 7 and 8, W4M. The Nov. 18 issue featured Lakeland College’s conclusion to their “Next 100 Year’s Centennial Celebration” which took place on Nov. 16. The event was capped off with the opening of a time capsule that was sealed 25 years ago. Dignitaries, alumni, community members and friends of Lakeland were invited to this evening event as they reflected on the past 100

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speaking with an intimate, soothing voice. She has to be patient, he advises, but yes, of course there’s a treat. He rises from the seat of his walker, slow as a trickle of chunky soup, then balances himself as he lifts the lid to reveal a storage place beneath. He rummages around a bit while the dog feigns manners, sitting there, eyes bright, tail wagging, panting, with tongue dangling out of the side of her mouth. She’s twitching with anticipation. Sometimes it’s a piece of toast. Or a few jelly beans. Once, a whole chicken sandwich. The dog needs no extra food, but I don’t interfere with this ritual. Sometimes you have to just let it be. For a few days one week, my schedule changes so that I walk later than usual and we miss Adie and Shakey. On Sunday, when we turn the corner and the

Yellow Dog spots them in the usual place, she trots over, eager to reunite with her friends (and no doubt anticipating free lunch). Each of them reaches to rub her head affectionately while she nudges their legs, leaving remnant of hair and probably a little stink on their clothes. It’s a jubilant reunion. “How are you?” I ask as I join them at the white plastic table. I’ve learned that there is always time enough to pause for a few stories and a brief visit. Adie smiles, nodding in her sweet, friendly way. Shakey, though, says with a mix of mischievous admonishment and fake alarm: “We haven’t seen you for awhile. We thought maybe you died.” “Not yet,” I tell him, and we all laugh a little madly, the wind swirling the sound away with the dust.

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Dawns Eats Dawn Hames Columnist

Celebrating the holidays often brings us in contact with new food experiences. My son who was home for the holidays, was attending a New Year’s Eve party out in the country and quickly whipped up a Hot Chili Cheese layered dip to take to the party. I was curious as to where he learned the recipe; it turned out it came from a friend who he believes got it from the wrapper on the can of chili. The recipe is no longer printed on the can wrapper, so he has committed it to memory. Here is his recipe for this great dip. Hot Chili Cheese Layered Dip 1 package of low fat cream cheese (250 grams) 1 can of chili (425 grams) 1 cup of graded cheese (cheddar or a mixture) 1/2 chopped red or yellow pepper

3 green onions chopped On an oven safe baking dish spread one 250 gram package of cream cheese. He used a large glass pie plate. Open up one 425 gram can of spicy chili (the Stagg brand works well) and spread over top of the cream cheese. Top the chili with one cup of grated cheese, one half of a red pepper chopped, and 3 chopped green onions. Pop into the oven at 350 degrees and warm until the cheeses are melting. Serve hot with taco chips for dipping. My sister in law is famous in our family for her Nalysnyky, pronounced (nah less nee key), which has often been a part of our Christmas or New Year’s dinners. Nalysnyky is a traditional Ukrainian dish of crepes, which are filled with a cottage cheese and dill filling and baked in a cream sauce. Her recipe which she shared with me makes a large batch, suitable for large gatherings, but it can be halved as well. This is an authentic recipe which has been handed down to her, from her Vermilion Babas. Nalysnyky

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Sixth Annual Chris Cusack Memorial Game Nick O’Dea

has changed a great deal in that time. However, the event  will still raise money for charity. The Chris Cusack Memorial Game is At the first  game  in 2008, each quickly approaching. This will be the ticket garnered $2 for the charitamemorial game’s  sixth  year, and it ble STARS Air Ambulance. In 2010, a Reporter

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Sports silent auction was held which raised over $4000 in one day for the charity. The memorial started out as a Jr. B pre-season game, but the organizers quickly began integrating college teams. Chris Cusack, before his passing, had played with the Vermilion Jr. B Tigers for four years. The game will be played with a spirit of camaraderie and  will be  a  tribute to honour the spirit of their friend and former player. Cusack was described as an avid hockey player and fan. He took part in the sport at a young age and continued to play during his time in University. The tournament was started by Ed Griffiths, Jody King, Dave Gamracy, Photo submitted. and Mike Applegate. The Memorial Game will be held on January 11 at d raw a n d si l e n t a u c ti o n w i th th e 4:15 p.m. and will include a 50/50 proceeds going towards STARS.

Tigers Tussle Rangers For Friday Night Win Karen Nedzielski Reporter

The Vermilion Junior B Tigers edged out the Vegreville Rangers in a Friday night game on Jan. 3 on the Tigers’ home turf. In a heated game that saw a number of penalties and scuffles, the Tigers fought hard to obtain a one goal lead heading into the first intermission. The Rangers came back with a vengeance, scoring early in the second period and tying the game at 1-1. Near the end of the period the Tigers would score one more goal making it 2-1 heading into the final period.

Vegreville would score early in the third and keep the pressure on the Tigers. Midway through the third period the Tigers took a penalty which saw the Rangers with the one-man advantage. The home team managed to hold off the Rangers to kill the penalty and once back at full strength, scored the third goal of the night for the Tigers. In the last three minutes of the game the Rangers would score once more, threatening the Tigers. In a dramatic last minute the Tigers attacked and scored a fourth goal to clench the game with a 4-2 win.

Tigers-Rangers Tussle

The Jan. 3 game between the Vermilion Tigers and Vegreville Rangers was riddled with scuffles which resulted in a few roughing penalties for both teams.

Face Off At The Rangers Bench

The Tigers and Rangers faceoff in front of the Rangers bench as coaches and teammates watch closely, at the Friday night game. Photos Karen Nedzielski.

Town of Vermilion Family & Community Support Services

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Community Outreach Services is an individualized support service to women and children in the community. Our Community Outreach worker is available to provide women with a list of resources in the community; as well as, supporting them in accessing any necessary information they may need.

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This program encourages women to look at ways in which life experiences have influenced their lives and their thinking. This program empowers women to make positive, healthy choices. (Our six week Self-Empowerment Phase II program will be offered mid-April 2014)


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


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How Traditional Martial Arts Training Can Help Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Morgan Freeman, Kuk Sool Won Submitted

Later, nuts or coins imprinted with the god Janus became more common New Year’s gifts. A lot of the common new year’s resolutions nowadays are along the lines of: I want to lose weight, I would like to exercise more , I want to be less stressed, I want to spend more time with my family, I want to try something new, I want to learn a new skill, and I need to be more confident. Every one of these resolutions can be fulfilled by taking up a traditional Martial art like Kuk Sool Won. The most common misconception with Martial arts training is that we train to fight, and as soon as you have walked into a class you suddenly are in conflict situations all the time, and have to fight, because your honour dictates it! Traditional Martial arts training, is about so much more than fighting, although self-defence is an important factor. Traditional training should include a great deal of physical training, which helps to increase cardio fitness and core strength, whilst stimu3” wide version lating your brain, in a way that a tread

Tradition of the New Year’s Resolutions goes all the way back to 153 B.C. Janus, a mythical king of early Rome was placed at the head of the calendar. With two faces, Janus could look back on past events and forward to the future. Janus became the ancient sym b ol fo r resolutio ns a n d ma ny Romans looked for forgiveness from their enemies and also exchanged gifts before the beginning of each year. The New Year has not always begun on January 1, and it doesn’t begin on that date everywhere today. It begins on that date only for cultures that use a 365-day solar calendar. January 1 became the beginning of the New Year in 46 B.C., when Julius Caesar developed a calendar that would more accurately reflect the seasons than previous calendars had. The Romans named the first month of the year after Janus, the god of beginnings and the guardian of doors and entrances. He was always depicted with two faces, one Be Your Own BOSS on the front of his head and Own Your Own Hardware Store one on the back. Thus he could look backward and forward at An existing profitable TRU Hardware the same time. At midnight business 12345 is for sale in: on December 31, the Romans imagined Janus looking back Slave Lake, ALBERTA at the old year and forward to For more information, contact the new. The Romans began a tradition of exchanging gifts TRUSERV CANADA: on New Year’s Eve by giving one another branches from sacred trees for good fortune.

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

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

Commercial • Residential • Farm Maintenance • Trenching


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

Vermilion Breeders Co-op Registered Massage Therapist

New to area Tom’s Interior/ Exterior a Handi Man Installation of Siding, Window Capping, Soffit, Fascia, Eavestroughing FOR A FREE ESTIMATE CALL TOM AT 780-581-6167 NO JOB TOO SMALL

Financing Available for Bred Cows, Bred Cows with Calves at Side, and Bred Heifers

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

Elaine Urwin, RMT Roxane Blanchet, RMT


Rick Rewuski #97 Centre Street, Dewberry, AB T0B 1G0 Ph: (780) 847-4166 Fax: (780) 847-4944

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

For Promt Officient Service

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

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

(780) 853-7714 Derek Selte Vermilion,AB

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AWNA Blanket and Local Classifieds AUTO PARTS

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


SALES MADE for you! Our professional sales team call your prospects for you, so you don’t have to. You make between $1000 up to $3800 a sale;


LEARN FROM HOME. Earn from home. Huge is a demand for Medical Transcriptionists. Start your online learning today with CanScribe Career College; www. 1-800-466-1535; info@canscribe. com. MASSAGE CAREER. Train full-time or part-time at our highly regarded, progressive school. Small classes, individual attention, confident graduates! 1-877-646-1018;


JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages, relocation allowance, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Fulltime permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: han- Fax 403-854-2845; Email: SEEKING A CAREER in the Community Newspaper business? Post your resume for FREE right where the publishers are looking. Visit: resumes_add.php. INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT Operator School. No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Sign up online! 1-866-399-3853. THERE IS A CRITICAL need for Medical Transcriptionists across Canada. Work from home. CanScribe graduates welcome and encouraged to apply. Apply through MTR at VAC & STEAM Truck Operator. Valid Class 1 or 3, Safety Tickets, Top Wage, Benefits, Camp Work, Experience an Asset. Email/Fax Resume: 780-4588701, WANT TO SEE the country? Semi retired? We are looking for 1 ton O/O to transport RVs throughout North America. 1-800-867-6233;


WANTED. Hannas Seeds seeking distributors for forage, turf, native and reclamation seed. Good commissions. Contact Dave at 1-800-661-1529 or HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-




EVERY WATER WELL on earth should have the patented “Kontinuous Shok” Chlorinator from Big Iron Drilling! Why? Save thousands of lives every year. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Very competitive prices! Largest colour selection in Western Canada. Available at over 25 Alberta Distribution Locations. 40 Year Warranty. Call 1-888-263-8254. STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206; STEEL BUILDING. “The Big Year End Clear Out!” 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422; NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $269. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228.


UNITED HOMES CANADA invites you to view our Heated display homes. Purchase today at 2012 pricing. Inventory clearance starting at $92,500.; 148 Eastlake Blvd., Airdrie. 1-800-461-7632.

Voice Classified and Careers COMING EVENTS

Cribbage Doubles at Vermilion Seniors Center Thursday January 9, registration at 9:30 a.m. Play starts promptly at 10 a.m. $10.00 per person pay out 60%. Dinner $8.00. Please pre-register if possible at 780-853-2518.


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


ATTENTION HOME BUILDERS! No Warranty = No Building Permit. Contact Blanket Home Warranty for details. 1-888-925-2653; DO YOU NEED to borrow money - Now? If you own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money - It’s that simple. 1-877-486-2161. CRIMINAL RECORD? Think: Canadian pardon. U.S. travel waiver. (24 hour record check). Divorce? Simple. Fast. Inexpensive. Debt recovery? Alberta collection to $25,000. Calgary 403-228-1300/1800-347-2540; DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 60% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation; or toll free 1-877-556-3500. BBB rated A+. BANK SAID NO? Bank on us! Equity Mortgages for purchases, debt consolidation, foreclosures, renovations. Bruised credit, self-employed, unemployed ok. Dave Fitzpatrick: 587437-8437, Belmor Mortgage.


FRANKLIN WOLTERS, BOOK in Paper back Now Out “Memories of life on Grizzly Bear Coulee.” Call Franklin for sale locations or book signing events 780-853-7520.


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

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




WE’RE HIRING DEPENDABLE PEoPLE. Our vERmILIoN cAsE IH / kuBotA store is looking for dependable people: • AGRIcuLtuRAL EquIPmENt tEcHNIcIAN RME offers competitive wages, an employee share option plan, a comprehensive benefits package, and a caring and team oriented work environment. In other words, we’re dependable.



Ph: 780-853-6305

APPLy oNLINE At Rocky Mountain Equipment DEPENDABLE Is WHAt WE Do.

HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE WORKER Carillion Alberta is currently seeking permanent full time and seasonal HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE WORKERS for the Dewberry, Vermilion 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:


EDUCATION ASSISTANT MANNVILLE SCHOOL The ECS Program (Kindergarten) at Mannville School is seeking a part-time Education Assistant to work in the Kindergarten classroom. The position is on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for 6 hours per day (9:00 - 3:30). The program runs until mid-June. There is a possibility that this position may become full-time. Experience working with special needs (Asperger's/Autism and/or other sensory related disorders) students would be an asset. Please call Don Church at 780-763-3615 if you would like more information about this position. The closing date is January 10, 2014 and this position will be effective January 13, 2014. This position is subject to the current CUPE/BTPS Collective Agreement. The successful applicant will be required to submit a current Criminal Record Check. Please send resume and supporting documents to: Mannville School c/o Don Church Box 30 Mannville, AB T0B 2W0 or email to or FAX to 780-763-3840 Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Innisfree 4H Multi Club Report Kathleen Fleck, ing start! This year for clubs we have Innisfree 4H Multi Club Reporter cooking, goats, crafts, and outdoors all of our 14 members are excited and Submitted eager to learn more about all of our The Innisfree 4H Multi Club started selected clubs. With the new 4H year on Nov.4 and we are off to an amaz- we have new executives, this year we

will have Cyena Chadney as President, Tamara Cannan as Vice President, Keana Boere as secretar y, Tristan Neil as treasurer, Kathleen Fleck as club reporter, and we are represented at district meetings by Hayden Isley, Madison Isley, and William Quinton. O ur club has alrea dy ha d several a c ti v i ti e s s o fa r. T h e w h o l e c l u b participated in a craft making session ran by our crafts leader Sheila Neil in which we made homemade decorations for our Christmas tree that was auctioned off at “Holiday in the Hallway”. It was an absolute beauty! The cooking club also baked Christ3” the wide versionof our mas treats with guidance

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leader Sherry Fleck. Mmmm yummy! The goats club went to a goat farm with their leader Cheryl Quinton and were taught a lot about goats and how they’re raised and are now ready to begin working on their project. Photography and outdoors have many super fun activities planned for the new year organized by photography leader Debby McMann and outdoors leader Joyce Baker. Our club would also like to invite all other clubs to our annual 4H dance on Jan.18, 2014 at Innisfree Seniors Hall. This 4H year is sure to be an amazing year!

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Horoscope/Sudoku and Solutions Taurus

Make your choices wisely. Don't be fooled by what others say or do. Observe and make your decisions based on facts. There is no need to get upset over something you cannot change; instead, make alterations that will lead to happiness.

Make your move, call the shots and set your path for this year's journey. Don't let uncertainty or opposition slow your progress. Learn from experience and you will masterfully show everyone how capable you are. Romance will enhance your love life.

May 21-Jun. 20 Emotional blackmail is apparent. Whether it's you trying to get your way or someone taking advantage of you in return, stop the madness and get the facts straight before you turn something that could be positive into a negative.





A short jaunt off the beaten track may beckon you, but in the end, you have to deal with any responsibilities or problems you face head-on. Look at your alternatives and make a smart decision regarding your profession and cash flow.

Make plans to party. Getting together with friends or doing something romantic with the one you love will bring happiness and stability to your life, as well as help you move forward toward your personal goals. Make a promise or proposal.

A personal situation must be handled delicately. Anger will not bring you closer to a workable solution. Use your experience and wisdom to create a feasible solution to whatever clash you have with someone you are close to. Use imagination and compassion.

Step into the spotlight. You will grab attention and raise awareness regarding a situation you face and a problem you wish to solve. Don't show emotion, but offer stability and security to those depending on you for reassurance.

Nov. 22-Dec. 21 Focus on your future and how you plan to move forward financially. A look at what has worked in the past will help you decipher the best route to take now. Hard work and determination will help you reach your goals.

Dec. 22-Jan. 19 Partnerships must be taken seriously and handled with care. Personal and emotional matters can easily spin out of control if you are impulsive or blame someone without having all the facts. Sit tight and protect your reputation and your assets.


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A Look Back At 2013 - Part 2 Continued from page 8

Cadets Start Year Off With Swearing In A New Officer

The 2645 Vermilion Royal Canadian Army Cadets started their year off with a public open house and the swearing-in of a new officer.

December also meant the students in the area would host family members, neighbours and friends as each school held their annual concerts. One-byone, audience members were treated to magic performances which could only help heighten the Christmas spirit. The Christmas spirit carried on throughout the month with a number of organizations and businesses making donations to the Santa’s Anonymous food and toy drive. The 18th annual Moses Christmas Dinner was held on Dec. 25 and as usual, there was good attendance for the warm hospitality and entertaining day. Hosted by

Small Business Award Winners

Nominees and their supporters of the 2013 Small Business awards filed into the Vermilion Seniors Centre on Oct. 18 to help celebrate and honour all that the various nominees do to make Vermilion and area a great place to work and shop. Pictured here from left are, Scott Kovatch, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Lawrence Ferbey of Ferbey Sand and Gravel, Dale Beaudry representing ATB Financial, Darrin Zubiak with Fountain Tire, Harp Khela of Harps Family Foods, Pat Halley, Harps Family Foods store Manager and Lynn Filgate with Clarke Insurance Services Inc.

Linda Moses and her army of “Elves,” the event was once again a success. Although the warm atmosphere of the holiday season could not be matched by Old Man Winter, most of the last month of 2013 was plagued with cold temperatures and regular snowfalls, keeping those last minute shoppers on their toes when scrambling to pick up those last minute gifts. Well, 2013 is now in the books and we will boldly move forward to a new year. We, at The Voice, have enjoyed bringing our readers the important events and news stories of the previous year and are thankful for the tidbits of information and leads on interesting stories from around the area. Thanks for reading.

Light up Parade

Yesterday And Today

A photo submitted to The Voice by Donna Roach Bolingbroke graced our front page and awed readers with a photo of a team of draught horses working together to feed a herd of cattle on the Macnab farm located south of Vermilion.

Santa smiles and waves to the crowd during the Parade of Lights Christmas procession held on Nov. 28. After belting out Merry Christmas to each individual on the sidewalk, Santa visited the Vermilion Senior Center where he took photos with children and parents during the Festival of Trees.


Nelson Ready to Move Homes located in Lloydminster, Alberta is looking for qualified trades interested in construction of the RTM Homes for the 2014 construction year. • • • • •

Framers Siding Installers Shingle Installers Eavestrough Installers Electricians

• • • •

TRADES REQUIRED Plumbers Insulators Drywall Boarders Tapers Painters


• • •


All trades must have the following: - WCB for Alberta & Saskatchewan - GST number. - Must provide their own tools & required safety equipment. - Must have their own safety program

Contact the following to pick up your tender package: Dwayne Jenkin - RTM Coordinator Nelson Lumber Company Ltd. #1 Kam’s Industrial Park RR #15 & Highway 16 west Lloydminster, AB, Phone:(780) 871-6364 (Only successful trades will be contacted)

Finish Carpenters Cabinet Installers Flooring- supply installation


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CLEARANCE! Yes, Now at Craig’s get clothing and footwear for cold weather and all other occasions!

Discounted 30% 40% 50% 60% OFF MEN’S STORE LADIES FASHION KIDS SHOPPE Over 600 Shirts Sport Shirts, Western Shirts, Dress Shirts, Knit Shirts, Long & Short Sleeve Styles, Sweaters & Vests, Fashion Hoodies & Fleece, Tall & oversize included

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All Dresses (Infant - 16)

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Selected Ladies’ Skechers

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