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Sentimental Journey

Remembering Graceland Performers from Going to Graceland pay tribute to the iconic Paul Simon album, Graceland at the Alumni Hall on Saturday, Nov. 7 presented by the Vermilion Allied Arts Council. Back, bass, Thom Golub and vocals and drums, Chris Budnarchuk. Front, lead vocals and guitar James Murdoch and vocals and guitar Nathan Carroll. See more on page 21. Photo Shannon O’Connor

In This Week’s Issue: Bargain Shop Page 2

New Development Page 4

Remembrance Day Page 12-15



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Vermilion Bargain Shop Donates To Food Bank


A donation of food with the value of $4,129 was made to the Vermilion Food Bank by the Vermilion Bargain Shop on Friday, November 6. “I just want to say a huge thank you to the community because we just asked and the community has responded incredibly with their generosity. “It has been a really effective way for people to donate. People can choose to purchase an extra food item of their choice, for example a tin of peas or something small, to put in the Food Bank trolley when they are at the checkout,” said Bargain Shop Manager Gidget Maida. Vermilion Community Food Bank Coordinator Geraldine Collins said that the demand from the public has risen this fall.

“We’ve had busy days. There are a lot of people in the community that have approached us for help but we have also received a lot of donations which is great,” said Collins. The Vermilion Community Food Bank operates out of the Vermilion Catholic Church at 4620 53rd Avenue. It is open every Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. “The Food Bank helps a lot of people. I think that there is a mindset in Alberta that there is no one that needs help or that we don’t have people in poverty at our back door and it is right here in our neighbour! The question is whether we are going to wake up and do something about it and help our people,” said Maida. “I believe you only have one shot at making a difference and making your mark! I would suspect that the numbers for Santa’s Anonymous will be a lot higher this





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year with the way people’s livelihoods have This year the Bargain Shop Toy Drive been affected by the downturns in oil and in partnership with Santa’s Anonymous agriculture. Our goal this year is to reach will start on Sunday, November 8 and run $10,000 worth of toys,” added Maida. until December 20.

A large donation of food was presented to the Vermilion Food Bank from the Vermilion Bargain Shop on Friday, November 6. From Left, Tristan Ahlgren, Bargain Shop Manager Gidget Maida, Bargain Shop employee Shai Kiziak, Vermilion Community Food Bank Coordinator Geraldine Collins, Zach Wilm and Jackie Chilibeck. Photo Marie Conboy

Concern Over New Liberal Government

Marie Conboy Reporter

“I don’t know how we’ll make it with the nex t budget that ’s there,” said Councillor Clint McCullough at Town Council on Tuesday, November 3. “The government has been asking for three-year plans and now they are asking for five-year plans, but five year plans are hard to do when funding changes every year,” said Town of Vermilion Mayor Bruce MacDuff. “The new budget could make a difference to get ting our sewage plant done. The provincial government has promised money for infrastructure, that is good because then we can hopefully get the money needed to redo our sewage plant. We can’t afford to fix it ourselves, and we need funding from federal and provincial governments.” Fo l l ow i n g Tow n C o u n c i l, M ayo r Bruce MacDuff said that he believes the new government will run a high debt. “I think Mr. Trudeau will spend a lot of taxpayer’s money on green energy and maybe not worry about the oil side of things. I am hoping that they will allow a pipeline to eastern Canada. I am not a Liberal, and I know that they are going to go back to deficit budgets. I think that the Liberals will be getting into people’s pockets more than ever. It is known history that the Liberals like deficits and that they like higher

taxes,” said Mayor MacDuff. In Alber ta’s new budget the NDP government showed it would not only continue the old PC spending addiction but will also double down on the problem. The budget revealed a $6.1-billion increase to the province’s debt, meaning the debt will surpass $18 billion by the end of the year. Further, the debt will essentially double over the next 2.5 years. The announcement of Trudeau’s new cabinet last week on Parliament Hill and the first federal Liberal cabinet in nearly a decade depicted the change Trudeau promised in his election campaign. Of the 30 ministers appointed, 15 are women. Eighteen of the 30 ministers are first-time MPs. The diversity is also very evident with two aboriginals, four Sikhs, and two disabled Canadians. “ This is a cabinet that looks like Canada,” said Prime Minister Trudeau in a CBC news broadcast on December 3. “We have an awful lot of work to do in the coming weeks, months and years, but I know that Canadians expected us to come together and put forward a team that is going to be able to deliver on the change, on the ambitious plan for this country that the Liberal Party ran on,” said Prime Minister Trudeau.

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Rotary Raises Funds During Festival Of Trees For Local People Living With Cancer

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Enjoy a delicious cookie and support a good cause at this year’s Vermilion and District Chamber of Commerce Festival of Trees event. The Festival of Trees runs from November 26 to 28 and will be held at the Vermilion Seniors Centre. Doors open on the Thursday night right after the Santa Claus Parade. Once again the Rotary Club of Vermilion will be serving refreshments and cookies during the festival to raise money to support local people who are living with

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in our community and surrounding area who have been grateful to receive financial support from Haying in the 30s. This fundraiser is a way to extend our club’s appreciation to Haying in the 30s for the difference they make to lives in our community. Over the past three years, the Rotary Club of Vermilion has provided a total of $8200 to make funding available for local people living with cancer. The Rotary Club of Vermilion once again looks forward to the community’s generous support, allowing us to continue this valuable assistance to Haying in the

30s. There are a number of ways you can get involved to support this year’s fundraiser. The club will gratefully receive your generous donations of cookies, coffee and hot chocolate to serve at the Festival of Trees. Enjoy working alongside Rotarians and volunteer for a two hour shift during the festival. Please plan to attend, have a beverage and some cookies, make a donation and enjoy the Festival of Trees! Contact Rotarian Susan McCulley at 780-581-4505 if you wish to support this worthy cause.

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The Vermilion Regional Transfer Station is currently accepting grain bags for recycling from farmers. “The grain bags need to come rolled properly into the transfer station so they can be handled and loaded efficiently. Rolls that are loose and not tied will no longer be accepted at the transfer site,” said Owen Nelsen Sustainable Agriculture Specialist. “We are planning to ship one load next week as long as the weather cooperates.” The program is run year round. Recycling grain bags is better for the environment than burning or burying them. “The bags must be tightly compacted or rolled and tied with twine, strapping, banding, wire, or rope so that they can be handled, stored and transported to the Recycling Facility,” said Agriculture Field Man for County of Vermilion River, Howie Bjorge. “For any farmers that don’t have a roller, the County of Minburn and Vermilion River have two that we lend out,” added Bjorge. “ Burning is not recommended because of the toxic chemicals (chlorines and furans) that are released into the

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cancer. Tins of cookies will also be available for sale to help you get a start on your Christmas baking. New this year, on Saturday afternoon, there will be a cookie decorating station for children to participate in. All proceeds received from the sale, plus a club donation of $1000, will be turned over to Haying in the 30s. Haying in the 30s is an organization based out of Mallaig, Alberta which provides financial assistance to people who are currently undergoing cancer treatments. Rotarians are aware of many people

The Vermilion 4H Sheep Club is once again under way for a busy and exciting year! On Friday, October 23, the club held its first organizational meeting of the year at the Ag Society Office. Returning club members, as well as some new mem ber s were wel c omed! M e m b e r s v o t e d i n t h e e xe c u tive, and all members in the club accepted jobs! Thank you to all members and parent volunteers for their continued support in the club! Next meeting will be the Awards N i g h t a n d We l c o m i n g o f N e w Members on November 20th.

air during burning and consequently will contaminate the soil as well. So reduced air and soil quality are a direct result of burning,” said Nelsen. “There are no financial incentives for recycling these grain bags for the farmer or the County. We do not receive payment for the grain bags at the county. One of the reasons the grain bags have grown in popularity is due to the less expensive alternative of building permanent grain storage (bins),” added Nelson. Through the extended Grain Bag Recycling Pilot Project, producers have an environmentally-friendly option to dispose of their grain bags. Drop off locations include the Town of Vegreville Sanitary Landfill, the East Regional Waste Transfer Station (near Mannville) and the Vermilion Waste Transfer Station.

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New Development ‘Junction Sixteen 41’ Set To Open

Marie Conboy Reporter

The new businesses in Phase one of ‘Junction Sixteen 41’ situated off Highway 16 and Highway 41 junction in Vermilion are set to open early this month. Phase one of the new development is host to new businesses - Webb’s Ford, All-Wheel Wash, 7-Eleven and Petro Canada, Taco Del Mar, Subway and Solo Liquor. The development east of 7- Eleven still has approxi mately 1500 square feet available for lease with a third building to be added to the strip mall development over the next several months. Completing Phase one in the spring will be the addition of a second hotel. “Phase one sold fast and provided us with great opportunity to move our ‘Junction Sixteen 41’ highway development forward. We are in the finishing stages of developing Phase two and in that commercial area there are currently 11 lots of various sizes available for sale by the Town of Vermilion.

Economic Development is currently working on marketing these lots to keep the momentum of the developm e nt m ov i n g for war d,” s a i d Tow n of Vermilion Communit y Economic Development Coordinator Mary Lee Prior. “The opening of the new Pomeroy Hotel has been delayed until January,” added Prior. “We still have to get the street lights in, sewage systems finished and the power and gas put into phase two,” said Town of Vermilion Planner and Phase one of the completed new development in Vermilion will soon be open for business. Development Officer Allan Wilson. Photos Marie Conboy “It would be great if the economy picked up a bit so that we can get the rest of the lots sold,” said Vermilion Mayor Bruce MacDuff. “ Both Subway and Taco Del Mar will be opening on Wednesday, Novermber 11 said Business Owner Vadia Anjum. Anyone interested in securing a location within the ‘Junction Sixteen 41’ development should contact Mary Lee Prior, Economic Development at the Town Office.

Large Turnout In Support Of Rotary Harvest Gala Marie Conboy Reporter

A crowd of approximately 350 people attended this year’s Harvest Gala suppor ting the Rotar y Club of Vermilion at the Vermilion Regional Centre on November 7. With harvest in the region completed the Vermilion Rotar y Club brought members of the community together for an evening of magical entertainment saluting the local agriculture industry and producers while raising funds for the Rotary Club of Vermilion.

Chair of the Harvest Gala Committee Shawn Jacula said the evening was a great success. “The community came out and suppor ted us through sponsorship and attending. We had a nice variety of different industries and different people and this made the evening enjoyable to network with people that you don’t see every day,” said Jacula. There was enter tainment from M ag i c i a n S h e l d o n Ca s ava nt , w h o performed card tricks and interacted with the audience.

Assistant District Governor of the Rotary Club, Brenda Lee welcomed ever yone and thanked ever yone for their generous response. “We all have a common goal of doing good things in our community. Together we can do great things, much better

than we could ever do on our own. We actively look for opportunities to support and develop. We aim to champion great things. We hope that the Vermilion Rotary Club being active in Vermilion can continue to serve the community with its great work,” said Lee.

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Lorna Hamilton Editor

While I sit here in my own personal little bubble and live in a peaceful country where I have never p e r s o n a l l y ex p e rienced a war on my homeland, I can’t relate to families of war who are affected each and every day. I do, however, feel the need to join with my community on Remembrance Day to remember the fallen and the men and women who currently serve in our military during times of war, conflict and peace-keeping missions. You hear and read in the news about the conflicts in other countries, both Iraq wars, 9/11, the war on terrorism in Afghan-

Dear Editor, I am a graduate of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, and its Operation Legacy, which is made up of members and graduates of CHAMP who are dedicated to teaching the younger generation about the importance of

Dear Editor Vermilion is an amazing town, As one of my friends, who is relatively new to Vermilion, said, ‘Vermilion is a small town that d oes not k now that it is small! ‘The number of volunteers that exist and the amount of hours they put in are amazing! It is in this context that each organization works hard to reach their goals. Building a house, the goal of Habitat for Humanity, is no different. This current build is partic-

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istan and now the latest ISIS terrorist group in which Canada is currently trying to help fight against. I can’t begin to imagine the worry and heartache the families and friends of our military have to face knowing their loved one may not return, the sadness and emotions they must feel when they are informed their loved one won’t be returning home, at least not alive. Then I must think about the effects of war on the men and women who serve, the everlasting memories and trauma they see on a regular basis during conflict. I sit here and wonder what it would be like to walk a mile in their shoes, to see what they see, to feel what they feel, the knowing that at any moment you may have to take another person’s life even though it is necessary to keep your own self alive. The

mental and physical torture each member of our military has to endure is unthinkable; just so I can sit here and speak my mind, walk peacefully down the street and not have to be worried each day about my security and freedoms. I know some people will say it was their choice, they chose the military life, they gave the worry to their families, but it is the most selfless act a person can give. They did choose this life and they chose it to help protect each and every one of us, they chose it so we can have all the freedoms we have in this country. Do they deser ve our respect and remembrance on November 11? Absolutely. My Mom lost a brother to the Second World War, is that what makes me feel as though we should hold this day with the utmost of respect? No, not really

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remembrance. Amputee veterans star ted The War Amps nearly 100 years ago, and later created CHAMP to share their knowledge and assistance with us. Operation Legacy allows us to honour them and carry their legacy into the future.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. On Remembrance Day, it is important for Canadians to reflect on the significance of this anniversary and honour the brave men and women who have and continue to serve for Canada. I will

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ularly thankful to the skilled labourer s a n d t h e few d e d i c ate d vo l u n teers that have worked on the house for Brandy and her two girls. Financially, this current home has been built primarily on the $20 donations of the people who wanted to help. The financial climate has not been great for large organizations or for our local businesses who are constantly being asked for help in the community. We are truly thankful for the larger dona-

t i o ns but t hey have b e en few an d far bet ween. The house is get ting close to being done (back deck and stairs, entry stairs, subfloor, painting, hanging doors, baseboards, fixtures, cupboards, and flooring) but we still need volunteer labor and dollars to meet our goal. We would love to have Brandy and her children in the house by Christmas. A lot of us are unable to spend our time volunteering to physically build


as I never personally knew my Uncle. Do I have to go out and attend all the ceremonies to show my respect and gratitude? No, not really. Remembrance Day is just that, a day to take the time to remember and say thank you. If you wish to attend a ceremony to show your gratitude to the fallen and the members serving currently, there will be a Remembrance Day service held at the Cenotaph at 10:30 a.m. with the parade starting at 10:45 a.m. Also, the Poppy Campaign is underway and all donations made to the campaign go back into the community to help Veterans and their families in need of assistance. Stand tall shoulder to shoulder and show our Veterans that we are so very thankful for their service for our country and let us remember the men and women who have lost their lives protecting us.

take a moment of silence and reflect on the significance of not only this day but for every day that I, like many Canadians, get to live freely. Sincerely, Aleah Negus, 18 Operation Legacy Member, Calgary

the house. So how about “Working a day at your Workplace” for Habitat? Our committee invites you to join the Work-a-Day- for- Habitat crew on site or at your workplace, or join the $20 club and help us reach our final goal to have our par tner family in their house by Christmas. Sincerely, Linda Jacejko Chair and committee m em b er s To m, Gwen, Ro n, H o lly, Murray, Candice, Elina and Mic.




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The girls attended Vegreville Composite High School Volleyball tournament on Oct 30 and 31. The final game was a close match against Peace River, both teams played well. JR Robson was able to come out on top, winning the gold medal. Players in picture: Front row from left : Kaylyn Bowman, Tara Rozka, Shauna Weihmen, Breanna Rainey, Back row: Coach Terra Throndson, Julia McKimmon, Crystal Roach, Alyssia Stenhouse, Jill Dutchak, Coach Chloe Zarowny. Photo Submitted



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The Vermilion Voice | November 9, 2015

Character Building Country

Franklin Wolters Columnist

Maybe it was the country building character, take your pick!! By the time I arrived on the scene most of the people in my life’s circle had been in the melting pot of this country for forty plus years already. Yes, and they had borne the brunt of taming this, at that time, a very challenging wilderness. Many of those early pioneers had left a country that was stable and steady, but yearned for a way of life that promised a better life in a new, undeveloped land and as far as I can tell that set them apart as a special breed. But, you know the trials they endured as they did tame this land, honed their abilities that were needed to stick with the awesome tribulations of isolation and the prairie weather. As a kid, as I sat listening to the stories and adventures of those wonderful folks,

I came to understand as now, how come they distinguished themselves and their adopted country in so many battle fields over many years. Many times they had to put up with inferior weapons, like the “Ross” rifle of WWI that wouldn’t function reliably in battle conditions. Our boys were used to makin’ do and gettin’ by so they endured. One of the first times that poison gas was used on troops, many of our allies broke and ran, but again the “Canucks” saved the day. That determination that was fostered by living out here seemingly stood the test. I guess there wouldn’t be any way an enemy could comprehend the metal of people who could flourish in this country and then be able to take whatever they could dish out and come back for more! So many times history has told us stories of feats that Canadian boys have been and done, that defy any logical reason. Ever hear of “Wop May”? Well, he was

a fighter pilot in that war that was to end all wars and he did survive a run in with the famous, “Red Knight” that Baron Von Richthofen who shot down some 80 planes. Well, he didn’t get our “Wop May”, and the story goes after he returned he started an air service of sorts and one winter shortly after he returned there came a message that another settlement at Fort Vermilion was being ravaged by a diphtheria epidemic and they needed to get some life saving medicine somehow. Every hour counted. The plane Wop had at his disposal was an object of flimsy early bi-plane type that was an open cockpit and by any standard, under powered!! I can’t even imagine the idea of flying a plane like that in sub zero weather some four hundred or so miles, with no marked airstrips or reliable source of fuel. You have to imagine the type of courage that would be required to carry that out!! The result of the effort is history and

I believe that kind of thing is fostered by the folks having to take adversity in hand and still getting the job done!! That kind of stubborn spirit was again used to keep our freedom by sons of those same men in the Second World War when our pilots and airmen took the war to those who would enslave us. Prairie boys, who never before saw the oceans, went to sea and kept the lifeline of ships carrying the necessities of war across the Atlantic. Yes, I think the character of this country conditioned into people the ability to weather those storms of war, like we have this severe climate. So now as we don the poppy and remember how our freedoms have been won by such men as these, perhaps we should thank the people who have learned to take the worst the country had to offer and still prosper and thrive. I think it stood us good stead!! I really hope that such sacrifices won’t ever be required ever again.

Vermilion 4-H Beef Club Report

Megan Krys Submitted

The Vermilion 4-H beef club has officially started with the total of 26 members and six cleaver kids. The first meeting was October 27, 2015 at the Vermilion Agricultural society board room. We also had our steer weigh in on November 1, 2015 at North Central Livestock Exchange. On October 27, 2015 we held our r e - o r g a n iz at i o n a l m e et i n g. At t h e meeting the club elections were held. The members voted in the Vermilion 4-H Beef club’s leaders. Derek Jones was voted in as General Leader, Kim Roberts as Assistant leader and Terry Dahoy as Proje c t lead er. Ashleen

Sweeney and Darryl Hickman are the Cleaver leaders. The following are the club member elections: Brie Watson is president, Kaylie Krys is vice president, Grace Cleland is secretar y, Ashley Jones is treasurer, Megan Krys is club reporter, Nicholas and Alexander Wasylik are historians. Avary Hickman, Jayce Sweeney, and Derian Selte are t he p h o ning c o m m it te e. Robert Watson and Emerson Livingstone are the district representatives. At the meeting we discussed upcoming dates such as 4-H Regional Vo l l ey b a l l w h i c h w e a r e e n t e r i n g two teams into. Also coming up are something to Say Camp for intermediates members and Fall Fling Camp


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for junior members. The club also decided to have a mock achievement day instead of doing a farm tour. In the New Year our Beef Club will be hosting the District Curling Event. The Vermilion 4-H beef club would like to thank North Central Livestock Exchange for letting us use their facility for our weigh in on November 1, 2015. All the members enjoyed looking at each other’s steers which looked great this year. The average weight of the 24 steer calves was 656 pounds. There are many different breeds such as; Black and Red Angus, Simmental, Speckle Park, Hereford, Charolais, and Short Horn. O u r n ex t m e e t i n g i s N ove m b e r

10, 2015 at the Vermilion Ag. Society Board Room. Important dates to also remember are November 27 & 28 Fall fling and Something to Say and Regional Volleyball on December 6.

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What is online lurking? It sounds like predators waiting online to lure others, but it’s not. “Online lurking” refers to time spent looking at social media. When people are checking Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat or scrolling through Fac e b o o k p o st s…t hey are lur k ing online. Most of us have heard how social media can be systematically used to cyberbully others. Unflattering pictures can be posted, rumours created and circulated, threats issued anonymously, but most parents have little or no idea how potentially harmful online lurking alone can be to their c hil dren an d h ow even se eming ly insignificant posts and pictures can be devastating to young people. Before any young people reading this article gets defensive and stops reading, I recognize that there are some great things about social media. It keeps you connected and in touch with friends you might not see all the time and helps you to know what ’s going on but the dangers that I’m talking about are reported by teens just like yourselves so bear with me and keep reading. Most parents and other adults don’t recognize the subtle hurts that teens ex p e r i e n c e t h r o u g h s o c i a l m e d i a because they don’t understand the role that social media plays in so many young people’s lives. Many youths are living as much or more of their social lives online as they are in person, and they are working very hard to create even “better” versions of themselves online. Many youth reports taking 50 – 100 plus photos searching desperately for one that is perfect enough to post and then filtering it for further perfection. Kids painstakingly try to write witty hashtags and comments knowing that for many, one mistake can lead to social failure. Students will often check social media 25 – over 100 times a day including during class

time to monitor what is being said..and more importantly, what might be being said about them. Adults often miss the subtle events that occur online that are extremely stressful for kids. For example, just seeing pictures of peers at parties or events that other teens weren’t invited to can be devastating. Having friends posting about things that they’ve done while excluding others hurts, especially if it’s done on purpose. Teens will sometimes intentionally not tag certain people in pictures as a way to send a message that that person is of less or no importance. Parents, did you k now that 80 per cent of 13-year-olds recently asked in a CNN study agreed that you can clearly judge popularity based on social media? How many followers does someone have? How many likes did they get? What were the comments on their post or pictures? Years ago, teens were aware of how “popular they might be” but they weren’t reminded of it 24/7 through social media. Vulnerable youth are constantly bombarded

appreciate time away from their online lives. Give them time to do something physical, be creative, problem solve, dream, and step away from the potential online stressors they may be facing. To watch the CNN Report that I referred to earlier, go to https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=t-9LtTtkg04 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 Alber ta Health Ser vices Addic tion and Mental Health in partnership with Alber ta Education and funded by Alberta Health and Wellness. For more information on online lurking and other health & wellness related topics, please contact your VIBE Coach or the Program Coordinator Pat Calyniuk at 78 0 - 853 - 3718 or pat.calyniuk@ btps.ca


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We are designed to need to eat food. The food we chose should have as little processing as possible. Food that is in a state that is close to nature is almost always better, than processed food. Scientists and researchers now know a lot about how food can hurt or heal the body. Some foods are known to be detrimental to human health and contribute to disease, others are known to promote health. There is another class of foods that straddle both categories and their controversial nature seems to depend on individual response. Common foods that are considered heath promoters are an abundance of vegetables, fruits and meats in moderate amounts. When it comes to fruits and vegetable it is good to eat different coloured foods, to get the benefit

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The Food Connection

of a variety of vitamins and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are substances, other than vitamins that provide our bodies with beneficial nutrients needed for health and disease prevention.Top nutrient dense vegetables include kale, watercress, bok choy, spinach, brussel sprouts, romaine lettuce, parsley, red pepper, carrots, broccoli, onions, garlic, sprouts and many more. Nutrient dense fruits include blueberries, saskatoon berries, strawberries, cherries, raspberries, kiwi, oranges, apples, pumpkin, lime, lemon and grapefruit. To reduce pesticide and herbicide consumption, choose organic foods when you can. Sometimes organic costs more and sometimes it is priced less. The most nutrient dense protein choices are salmon, shellfish, sardines, pastured eggs, venison, moose, free range chicken and grass fed beef. T h e r e ar e ot h e r n u t r i e nt d e n s e foods that have made several lists and include foods such as chia seeds,

quinoa, bone broth, flax seeds, kefir, Greek yogurt, sweet potatoes, olive oil, coconut oil, avocado and dark chocolate. Nuts, seeds and popcorn are considered by many dieticians to be a healthy snack. Foods that need to be avoided as much as possible are vegetable oils and hydrogenated fats, check your margarine and store bought crackers, cookies and bakery goods. Processed grains such as white flour and white sugar are also to be avoided. The combination of vegetable oil hydrogenated trans fats, white processed wheat flour and processed sugar make up a whole aisle in the grocery store of cookies, and possibly the whole bakery department. It really is better to make your own birthday cakes, cookies and baked goods, using healthier fats, flours and reduced sweeteners. In this column I often share baking recipes that use real butter, whole grain or gluten free flour and reduced sugar. Controversial foods are wheat, even

whole wheat and dairy. There are proponents on both sides of the fence outlining both the healthful and harmful effects of these foods on the human body. Bio-engineered foods and GMO foods are giving rise to an increase in allergies and digestive problems. Other foods to eat only in limited amounts or eliminate are processed meats that contain nitrates such as deli meats. In the grocery store there are a lot of convenience processed foods to buy. It is important to read the labels. If it contains bad fats, excessive sugar and an alphabet of food additives and preservatives, don’t buy it. If it sounds like your whole diet needs to change, then you try swapping out unhealthy foods for healthy foods and adjust your diet at a rate that is comfortable for you. Choose options

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Remembering A Local Hero And True Leader Lieutenant Colonel Craig Marie Conboy Reporter

Lieutenant Colonel W.C. Craig, known to most as “Chum”, enlisted in the Canadian Infantry at the age 30 in Vermilion on December 29, 1914 with the rank of Lieutenant. Two years later, he would be the youngest Lieutenant Colonel to serve in the Canadian Army. The story behind this man is a unique one. He paid a brave and tremendous contribution to local history and Vermilion’s war effort, yet not very much is known or celebrated about this individual. Nine Vermilion area men enlisted their services to join ‘the Great Cause’ in Europe and the first name on the list was W.C. Craig in 1914. Craig went to the front as Captain in the 3rd Canadian Mounted Rifles and was the first officer of that regiment to be wounded in the trenches. Shortly after Craig returned home from the war to recover from his wounds, he began rallying and raising men during the winter of 1915/16 to return. At this time people had come to know what an evil war machine it was. Telegraphs and newspapers announced names that would never return. Despite this, Craig raised the 194th Battalion with strength of 937 men from Vermilion and surrounding districts. Lieutenant Colonel Craig took command of the 194th Battalion unit (The Highlanders) in 1916, and the battalion sailed to England in November 1916. The battalion was absorbed into the 9th Reserve Battalion on January 21, 1917 and was disbanded in 1920. The 194th regimental

colours hang in the rotunda of the Alberta Legislature building. The Legion in Vermilion has a cap badge on display of the 194th. The First World War, also known as ‘the Great War,’ was one of the deadliest conflicts in history. More than half a million Canadians joined their British allies and an entire generation of Europeans and North Americans met to suffer and die in the mud, blood and terror of a new kind of warfare. More than 66,000 of the Canadians never came home. Lieutenant Colonel Craig, however, survived twice and returned to Vermilion from the war a second time. He was a partner in the Craig Brothers Store and after the store expanded he went to work as the manager of the North Battleford store. “I remember him,” said John Stewart (Chum’s nephew). “I was in Grade 10. He was a good all round good fellow; he had a good sense of humour. I never heard him talk about the war. “He enjoyed the odd shot,” remembers Stewart. “He liked wine (laughs). The doctor tried to cut him off once and told him he couldn’t have any more but he didn’t stop... I guess, if you survived the First World War twice, wine wouldn’t seem that dangerous,” said Stewart. “The people of Vermilion need to celebrate their history more, if you don’t know where you’re coming from, then you don’t know where you’re going!” said Walter Weir. It was the actions of Lt Weir in 1993, as the Commanding Officer of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Cadet Corps that the Craig

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family agreed to the naming of the Armory. “Lt Col Chum Craig was two times a citizen; first as a leader of men for his Battalion and country, and then as a small business man, the backbone of Canadian commerce. It was an honour when the Craig family allowed the Armoury to be named after him,” said Don Henry, President of the Field Marshal Alexander Legion, here in Vermilion Lieutenant Colonel Craig never married nor had children and is buried today in North Battleford cemetery. With Remembrance Day nearing and with wars still raging in our world today, maybe we should look to our past and remember what we do not want, and remember the huge sacrifice that was paid. “The sun now it shines on these green fields of France,

The warm summer breeze makes the red poppies dance, There’s no gas, no barbed wire, there’re no guns firing now.” To man’s blind indifference to his fellow man, To a whole generation that was butchered and damned. Did they really believe when they answered the call Did they really believe that this war would end wars The suffering, the sorrow, the glory, the shame The killing and dying - it was all done in vain. It’s all happened again and again, and again, and again, and again,” An excerpt from the poem the Green Fields of France by Eric Bogle.

Lieutenant Colonel W.C. Craig pictured on the steps of Toronto City Hall with, Mayor of Toronto Thomas Langton to his left, and behind him his force the 194th Battalion (Edmonton Highlanders), before he returned to the battlefield in 1916. Photo courtesy of the Vermilion Armoury

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November 9, 2015 | The Vermilion Voice

Neil Stratton Columnist

I am sit ting here looking at the calendar and out the frosty window, just ripped another page off the calendar and trying to focus in all the white stuff out there on a dim morning sunrise. I cannot see the sunrise thru the dull fog in the new winter land scenario, but it is lighter an hour earlier with the Daylight Saving Time change. Three things I am having a hard time trying to wrap my mind around. Fir st what happened to my fall, September and October seemed to flash by in a haze, here it is November, there is snow on the ground, and we lost Daylight Saving Time [DST] and back to standard time. Most know my opinion on DST, which I like better than standard time, my thoughts are…it’s not going to make our modern generations get up any earlier, it just puts them to bed earlier. I’m not against standard time; I just think it would be logical to end DST in December when for the working men and women it’s now dark on the way to work and coming home from work for most, and just doesn’t matter anymore. With DST lasting until December, it would still give the working force daylight after work to prepare for winter as most of us will leave most of that stuff until the last minute. The snow on the ground will send most into that frenzy of winter preparation now,

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that snow was just the first “warning shot” to make us aware of what’s to come. There will be the mad rush for winter tires, anti-freeze top up, as well as a changeover to window washer antifreeze, digging out the snow brushes and other vehicle winterizing. Also don’t forget the gas line antifreeze now…not because it’s cold, but because you want to rid your gas tanks of any water or moisture. Now is also the time to pack your vehicle with your winter emergency kit, rather than not having it when you need it. We all will adapt to the cold and the darkness, its part of being Canadian, I think we would prefer it a little more gradual, which I guess that’s what September and October are all about, but it always seems to sneak up on us as September and October pass so quickly…at least for me it does. September and October are full of outdoor adventures for me, and this year was no exception, with the end of September and October it is also the official end of bowhunting season. This year was a hard year for bowhunting personally; always it seemed I was at the right place…wrong time or right time… wrong place, however, I had lots of opportunities, and for one reason or another I didn’t act on it. That ended a nine-year straight stretch of successful elk harvest with the bow and arrow. However, there is always next year, and I still consider my adventures a success even without the harvest. It wasn’t for the lack of trying, I wore off a lot of boot leather and combined I put on enough miles or KMs to walk across our great province from east

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Karen King Submitted

The Grade 1 students were thrilled this Halloween to share their vocal talents with the community. Dressed in their Halloween costumes, the Grade 1 students “haunted” the halls of the Vermilion Valley Lodge and the Recreation Therapy Hospital. The morning consisted of a six song concert performance, interacting with the residents and enjoying a few sweet treats. VES held its Halloween parade on Oct. 30 to a full gym of students, staff, and guests. After the parade, all students and staff went outside to have their photo taken in front of a 1949 Mercury truck loaded with our “We Scare Hunger” food donations. We would like to thank the Vermilion Ford dealership for helping us out with this awesome cause and for donating $800 to the Vermilion food bank. Our virtue for November is Perseverance. This means the ability to be steadfast in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. Students in VES will have discussions and activities pertaining to perseverance in the month of November. We had our assembly on Nov. 3. The three Grade 2 classes each made a presentation on patterning. Dave Eremko and Fat Cat, from the Vermilion Credit Union, presented the school with a cheque for $3014 for our AR program. As a school, the students have reached a total of 5336 AR points.

Margaret McCormack Submitted

Fat Cat from the Credit Union and Mrs. Tyner visited St. Jerome’s on Thursday, November 5 to present the elementary level with a cheque for $1078. The money is given to support the Reading Program at St. Jerome’s. New books will be purchased for the home reading program for the elementary students. Thank you to the Vermilion Credit Union for their continual support of our school. St. Jerome’s hosted the Mackenzie Cup on Tuesday, November 5. Teams from the East Central Catholic Division

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Our Fall Coco Brooks fundraiser was another success with our school raising close to $4000 to go towards our field trips. Our top sellers this year were Reese Buchanan, Raina Ganton, Linden Adams, Harvey Seymour, and Landon Geall. Thank you to all the people who supported our fundraiser by placing orders; to the staff members (including a practicum student and a student from J.R. Robson) who stayed late to enter the orders; to staff members who stayed late on November 4 to ensure all the orders were picked up; to McDonald’s Family Foods for accepting and storing our orders, so we didn’t have to travel to Edmonton to pick them up; to the staff at Webb’s Ford for delivering the orders to the school on November 4; and to Mr. Grade 1 visited two seniors homes in Vermilion to share some song and conversation.​ Beecroft for his efforts in making this Photos submitted fundraiser a huge success. In keeping with our long-standing tradition, the VES 5-6 All-Stars floor hockey team will take on the teacher team during the noon recess on Nov. 16. We also plan to continue our three-year tradition of a teddy bear toss during the game. Students will bring stuffed animals to donate to children in need, and toss them in the middle of the gym when the first student goal is scored. This is a great example of VES generosity amidst all the fun of the game. Dates to Remember: Nov. 11, 12, and 13 – No School; Nov. 16 – Report Cards go home; Nov. 16 – PAC Meeting at 7:00; Nov. 17 – Photo Retakes; Nov. 18 and 19 – Parent Teacher Interviews; Nov. 20 – Sports Day in Canada; Nov. 25 – Twin Dress-up Day; Nov. 27 – TES Team Day Vermilion Credit Union presented VES with a cheque for $3014 to go towards our AR – No School; Dec. 2 – Assembly at 10:45 program.

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arrived in the morning for a great day of volleyball. Both the Jr. Boys and Girls teams played excellent volleyball throughout the day with the boys winning Gold and the girls winning Silver. Cathy Mackenzie and Chevan Mackenzie presented the trophies to the winning teams, which was very special. Congratulations to all our Jr. High teams and their coaches for the wonderful season they have had, as this is their last tournament of the season. Congratulations to the four Jr. High Girls teams that participated in the Spooktacular Volleyball tournament hosted by J. R. Robson. All the teams had lots of fun playing during the weekend and thank you to all the parents and staff members

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who stepped up and coached throughout the weekend. Congratulations to the Grade 7 team who won Gold, the Grade 8 team who won Silver and the Grade 9’s for losing a hard fought battle in the bronze medal match. The Sr. Boys won their fourth gold at the Marwayne tournament as they continue their season hoping to make it to Provincials. They will attend districts on Monday, November 9 and Zones in Two Hills on November 20 and 21. The Sr. Girls are also looking forward to making Provincials. The Sr. Girls are hosing Districts on Tuesday, November 10. They will participate in zones on November 20 and 21 as well. St. Jerome’s will gather on Tuesday, November 10 at 11:00 a.m. to honour Canadian Veterans and the present Canadian Military for fighting for our Freedoms. Students are encouraged to wear red on this special day. Students have been taking time throughout the past week to learn about the importance and significance of Remembrance Day and have created many beautiful pieces of artwork. Reminders: No School – November 11-13, Picture Retakes – Tuesday, November 17,

November 9, 2015 | The Vermilion Voice

Monica To Submitted

Congratulations to t h e M ar au d er s for kicking off their Provincial qualif ying game last weekend! On Saturday, October 31, in Cold Lake, they won 41 to 6 which sent them back home to play against Fort McMurray last weekend. Miss To and several Grade 7 student volunteers painted a banner that the players charged through just before the opening kickoff. Thanks to Mrs. Myshak, mom of one of our football players, for purchasing the giant roll of paper for the 35-foot banner! J. R. Robson’s annual Awards Ceremony was held on Friday, November 6, 2015. Students were recognized for the previous year of achievements—for athletic, academic, and citizenship efforts. Junior volleyball players hustled their way to several victories last week! While the girls (Grade 8/9) A Team recently won Silver in division finals in Kitscoty on November 3, the boys won second place at home in BTPS Finals on November 3. Our largest junior volleyball event of the year, Spooktacular, resulted in the Grade 7 team winning second place in the draw,

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and the A team winning Gold in the B Championship. As the juniors approach the end of volleyball season, Marauder athletes have begun courting the idea of basketball. While Miss Borysiuk will coach the junior girls and hold practices on Mondays and Wednesdays while the boys will practice with Mr. Shayne Sweeney on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mr. Woodward is rounding up girls to make a senior team while senior boys have already begun practice. Fifteen drama queens and kings are caught acting up at least once week in preparation for their first play. Coming up in January, this season they’ll perform “Murder at the Pie Auction”. The group is being led again by our French teacher and theatre fanatic, Miss Ishaq. On November 4, 2015, all Grade 9 students of J. R. skipped a day of school and participated in “Take Our Kids to Work Day”, a nation-wide event held annually. On the first Wednesday of every November Grade 9 students spend the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer experiencing and learning about the world of work as they be g in to ex p lore p os sib le

career paths. J. R.’s 49 students were of 250,000 Grade 9s across Canada to partake in this event. This week ’s nod of appreciation goes to Mrs. Wilhelm, the coordinator and laborer of the annual Awards Nig ht . S he s p ent c ount les s hour s ensuring that the details of the night we nt s m o ot h l y, fr o m p l aq u e s a n d certificates to presenters and recipients.

Research has shown that playing video games (or “gaming”) can affect youth in both good and bad ways. Playing certain video games can help youth develop thinking and fine motor skills and manage anger and stress. However, gaming can also result in lower grades and reduce the time spent with family and friends. Video game play can take away time from other healthy activities and sometimes may encourage

youth to act aggressively. It is up to parents to help their teen learn to enjoy video games safely and responsibly. The following questions will help parents decide whether video games are a problem for their young person: Is your teen playing too much? Does gaming interfere with chores, school, work, family time? Too much gaming takes time away from sports, hobbies, sleep and other healthy activities. Does the game fit with the household


Dates to Remember Nov. 10: Repor t Card 1 release, Nov. 10: Remembrance Day Cere mony (gymnasium), Nov. 11: Remembrance Day (no school), Nov. 12: PD Day (no school), Nov. 13: no school, Nov. 19: Parent-Teacher Inter views Par t 2 (5:00 to 8:30), Nov. 24 & 25: graduation photos, Nov. 27: PD Day (no school), Dec. 10: progress reports, Dec. 11: PD Day (no school).

Volunteer Grade 7 students (Tristan Matters, Addyson Bates, Lisa Redwood, Meghan Ryan) painting the banner for the weekend's football game. Photo submitted

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norms or values? Games that include aggression, bullying, violence and discrimination can influence a young person’s developing beliefs. Here are some ways in which parents can teach their youth to play video games appropriately: Make sure play comes AFTER important tasks like chores, school, work, meals and family time. Ensure play happens in a central location, not a bedroom, so it can be monitored.

Set and enforce a time limit on play. Discuss with your teen the types of games that are acceptable to you. Play together. Playing video games as a family can be fun and allows parents to role model appropriate behaviour and monitor play. Balance video game time with other fun family activities. Invite your teen to go for a walk or a coffee, throw a ball around, go for a bike ride, play a board game, cook a meal, watch a movie or do a puzzle together.


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Aircraftsman 2nd Class, RAF, Drogue Operator Frank Farewell was born 1919 and raised in a Salvation Army family in Creston South, Newfoundland. Following school he moved to England and joined the Forestry Commission. At the outbreak of WWII Frank joined the Royal Air Force and was posted to RAF Birchman, Newton. In addition to his RAF duties Frank worked his free time in the Salvation Army Red Shield Club providing food and fellowship to those who had left home and family to serve King and Country. Frank died in the line of duty on November 8, 1941 when their plane crashed killing both him and the Polish pilot (Kpt. J. Czapinski). Frank was 22 years old. The Snettisham Salvation Army played at his military funeral from St. Mary’s church, Great Bircham, Norfolk, England, on the afternoon of November 12, 1941. May his sacrifice help to bring the peace and freedom for which he died.



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Veteran John Karwandy began serving with the Canadian Air Force in 1943. John is 90 years old today. John moved to Vermilion after he got out of the Air Force in 1967. “I was based mostly in Eastern Canada. I didn’t have to go to World War II, I was 17 and half years old when I joined in 1943 and the war was ending then, so they didn’t send me, maybe they did not send me because I was too young, but I would have went anywhere they sent me. I spent most of my career recording aerial photography across Canada,” said Karwandy. Photo Shannon O’Connor

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Veteran Frank Molineux served in the Canadian Air Force from 1942 -1945. Molineux graduated as a Sergeant in the Canadian and was stationed in Canada during World War two between Edmonton and Quebec. “I was an air-gunner. I sure would have gone to Europe if they had told me to. You followed orders, you went where you were sent. Some of my friends ahead of me were sent to England, from there they flew to Europe. One of my good friends was shot down over France’” said Molineux. “You didn’t really want to fight the Germans. You had no grudge against them but if a plane came along you had to shoot it down.” Frank returned to Clandonald when he got out of the military, where he has worked as a farmer since. Photo submitted

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Ice Skating Now Open To The Public

Ice skaters enjoyed themselves on the ice at the Vermilion Arena on Friday night, November 6. Skating is now open to the public every Friday evening over the few next months from 4:15 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. at the Vermilion Arena. Photo Marie Conboy


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The Value Of Water And Wetlands For The Vermilion River - Past, Present And Future

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This summer, I spoke at an educational forum in Vermilion, Alberta, about some of the history that has shaped the Vermilion River and its watershed as we know it today. My presentation titled The Life and Times of the Vermilion River Watershed described this landscape early on when the Cree and the Blackfoot battled over space, bison and beaver. Explorer Anthony Henday (September 1754) commented on the “level land, with few woods and plenty of good water,” while Peter Fidler (March 1793) wrote about “passing a great number of very small lakes or rather ponds.” With the railroad in 1905 came European settlers (maybe your relatives), and the life of ranching and farming began. As time has passed, wetlands have been drained, and rivers straightened to make room for roads and settlement, and the landscape looks much different in many places. It is some of these changes that brought us together on this warm August day to learn about restoring and enhancing wetlands and riparian areas in the Vermilion River watershed for the future The forum was hosted by the Vermilion River Watershed Alliance (VRWA) and the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA) at Lakeland College on August 12,

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2015. Why do wetlands and riparian areas matter? Whether you refer to a wetland as the low land, a slough, or a pain-in-the-you-knowwhat, you are not wrong. “Wetlands are land that is wet,” Judy Stewart summarised from the legal definition in her presentation at this same forum. They have poorly drained soils and water-loving vegetation (e.g. cattails). Their storage capacity reduces the impacts of flood and drought, and they act as a natural filter for cleaner water. “Despite the nuisance factor they sometimes pose to our activities, their value to us for ecosystem services far exceeds the cost of the land”, David Locky told us. Some experts (Costanza and others 1997) derived some estimates of those values: Flood Control: $237,000/ha/year, Nutrient Filtration: $185,734/ha/year, and Water Supply: $719,651/ha/year. Similarly, riparian areas--transition areas between aquatic and upland ecosystems-filter water, allow groundwater recharge and slow release of water to the surface. Without this “sponge” effect, less ground water is stored when we get rain and snowmelt, and as a consequence, less water is available when we don’t get rain or snow. Riparian areas also provide habitat for fish and wildlife and forage for livestock—often offering higher production than adjacent

upland pastures. Landowners leading the way Increasingly, landowners are being asked to help protect, restore, or manage wetlands and riparian areas in their care. Some, like Sean Magrath, a 5th generation farmer who spoke at this forum, are already doing so. On Magrath’s land, they used to let the cows into the creek and wetlands in the summer, but have now installed fencing and changed grazing to the fall and winter to “take the pressure off” riparian zones and wetlands in the spring and summer. He sees how improving the ecological health of these areas also provides benefits to their ranching operation. And he emphasized that he didn’t do it alone – partnerships, access to funding programs, and people with a variety of knowledge have been key in informing the decisions they make on their ranch. Restoring degraded wetlands and riparian areas is the first step to re-establishing their functions and the benefits these lands can provide. Restoration might involve installing a ditch plug in a previously drained wetland in order to allow water to accumulate again, or putting up a fence or alternative watering system to change the way livestock graze a pasture to allow for rest and recovery. Using the landscape differently can be an intimidating prospect, but as Sean Magrath shared, “it doesn’t have

to be a complete make-over of an operation all at once; it can be small steps…leading to an overall larger impact”. How can you get involved? If technical support or money is what you need to make a change, now is a good time to get involved! The NSWA, in partnership with the VRWA and with the support of local municipalities, is starting a three-year Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project that will provide full cost coverage to individual landowners for projects on wetland or riparian areas restoration or enhancement. This funding opportunity is only available to lands within the Vermilion River Watershed (check out the map at www.nswa.ab.ca). For more information or to sign-up for the project, you are invited to attend one of the project launch events: 14 November 2015 Marwayne: 10 a.m. – 1p.m. Marwayne Community Hall 21 November 2015, Vegreville: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Senior Citizens Sunshine Club, Bruce: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Bruce Community Hall 28 November 2015, Mannville: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Mannville Elks/Legion Hall Two Hills: 2:30 p.m – 5:30 p.m. Two Hills Centennial Hall ClubroomContacts: (780) 496-2870 or marilou.montemayor@edmonton.ca; (780) 267-9658 mara.e.erickson@gmail.com, www.nswa.ab.ca

In Memory Of Linda Webb-Jacobson

It was with a great sense of loss that members of the Vermilion Allied Arts Council learned that one of their longstanding members, Linda Webb-Jacobson, had passed away. Beginning in the mid eighties, and extending well into the first decade of 2000, Linda provided an unwaveringly dedicated contribution to the cultural environment of Vermilion. She began by ensuring that a steady stream of talented performers visited to entertain and enlighten the children of this town. She scheduled approximately five performances each year, with one of them being the ever popular, but labor- intensive, Missoula Children’s Theatre. Her desire to bring only the best performances into town led her to attend Showcases, and to take her two young daughters, Kris and Kelly, to the Edmonton Children’s Festival on more than one occasion, where she made contacts with performers’ agents. As if that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, Linda also organized for many years, the Christmas Arts Extravaganza. Again,

her desire was to bring to our small town the best artisans from across both Alberta and Saskatchewan. Furthermore, she provided the best to the artisans, with volunteers organized to provide them with lunch, and to watch their crafts while they took a break to eat. Although the artisans did not always sell as many wares in our small town, they often said they kept Vermilion’s date open because Linda and her band of volunteers made this craft show so special. Linda did not stop there. She later took over the organization of the Adult Performance Series. Again, only the best shows were good enough for Vermilion audiences, and only the best treatment would do for the many performers who graced this stage. Due largely to Linda’s attention to detail and desire to provide the utmost in hospitality, our town became somewhat known among professional performers as a little venue at which it was worth booking a gig. However, if a performance did not meet expectation, Linda agonized over her choice. A few of that type did sneak by her careful selection...but darn few! Linda was a tough negotiator and often

convinced expensive performers to book with Vermilion for much reduced prices. She learned to cross out of agents’ contracts anything that she didn’t feel was appropriate or that the Council couldn’t afford, and even went so far as to black list performers who asked too much, such as a certain Ballet Company that required volunteers to wash their tights! She also learned quickly how to make the best use of Alberta Culture funding, keeping ticket prices incredibly low. Linda also became involved in arts and culture at the provincial level, serving with the Alberta Arts Touring Alliance. There she was known for the interesting table decorations she would provide for their annual banquet. One year Linda spent several months preparing the centre pieces, and admitted she was a bit concerned that she might be stopped by a police officer on her way to the banquet in Red Deer and be questioned about the large closed box in her back seat. With her usual sense of humor, she told the council that she was worried about what the officer might think when she had to admit that in the box was a number of pots of grass! Lawn grass, of

course, but grass. Most of the lovely centre pieces at the Allied Arts Christmas Dinner Theatre were Linda’s inspiration, as decorating for Christmas was a passion of hers. One weakness Linda did have, however, was anything to do with technology. She wrote all her reports to the Council by hand, kept all her handwritten notes organized in real file folders, and used a telephone rather than email or facebook to make bookings. One time, she even tried to get the flip side of a CD to play Christmas music in a CD player at the Christmas Extravaganza! Linda’s enthusiasm led her to so many other activities on the Council’s behalf: archiving its events in creative albums, providing her beautifully decorated home for an annual New Year’s party, ensuring her volunteers were honored.... the list could go on. Perhaps one of her most enduring gifts to Vermilion’s arts and culture is her unwillingness to stop, even in the face of failing health, until she had found, and helped to train, volunteers who have the same passion, energy, and dedication that she had. Linda left big shoes to fill, and a legacy of people to fill them.


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The AR Assembly was a success as Mrs. DeFord, Mrs. Ambrock and Mr. Myhovich went face to face in whip cream, doing their best to find all the apple slices in their bowl! Elementary grades that achieved their reading goal as a class had the opportunity to see their teacher complete this October challenge. Stay tuned for further challenges throughout the year... and kids, keep on READING to get your teacher entered into the next monthly AR challenge! Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Secondary Awards Day on November 6. Congratulations go out to all of the recipients and thank you to all our sponsors for their contributions which help to make this evening a success. And once again we appreciate the support with our Leadership 9 supper. Both Grade 9 parents and students were busy with the prep work, serving and clean-up, under the supervision of Mrs. Wagner. With all their hard work, a delicious roast beef supper was served. Did


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anyone notice that the buns were home- helmets allowed. Shinny Hockey is a drop A Glance Ahead: Picture Retakes, made, compliments of our Grade 9 CTS in event and teams are made up accord- Jersey Day and Youth Night – Novemclass. ing to ages. The only equipment required ber 20; PAC Movie Night – November 26; O ur Eng lish /So c ial teac her, Mr. is a hockey helmet, elbow pads and Grad Christmas Banquet and Elementary Darryl Maron, is participating in Movem- gloves. Christmas Concert – December 15. ber. If anyone would like to donate, the link to his MoSpace page for Movember is http://mobro.co/darrylmaron. Donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt. PAC is pleased to welcome Heather Nickel, Community Development Officer, to the November 16th (5:30 pm) meeting. They extend the invitation to parents, teachers, staff, students, and Mannville communit y members who have an invested interest in the school community. For more information please watch for signs or contact: Tara Tod or Dawn Kane. A light meal will be provided for Mrs. Ambrock, Mrs. DeFord and Mr. Mike Myhovich get ready for the monthly AR challenge those attending the meeting. 3” hold wide version Mannville School will their annual at Mannville School. Photos submitted skate swap the week of November 16-20 in the multi-purpose room. Feel WHAT ARE GOOD FOR? free to bring in your oldTHEY skates and swap them for new ones. If you do not have ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. any skates at all check to see if there is a pair in your size. There is a great selec12345 12345 tion of itty bitty skates to adult sizes due to the generosity of community donations!! FunTeam Skating/Shinny Hockey will to workspace. Customizable and secure. From storage Add this feature to your next career ad booking start on Friday, Nov. 20. The cost is $10. Steel containers from 8' - 53'. School aged are4' landings welcome to 20' & 40'children skids with optional available. with twist 440 4037 | SEACAN.COM come right afterMount school aslocks. there is 780 adult supervision. Children under the age of six require a teen or adult to help them. Families are welcome to join as well. Hockey/ Ice skating helmets required - no bike Mrs.Ambrock, Mrs. DeFord and Mr. Mike Myhovich participate in the AR challenge at

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Relations with others are touchy today. In fact, you might have an argument with a friend or a partner. Many people are having power struggles today; and you are certainly not one to back down from a challenge. Just remember not to say or do anything you will later regret.

Arguments at work might break out today because people are frazzled. This is the classic day for machinery or equipment to break down. This kind of thing upsets everyone, and this negative energy can quickly build. Be patient with people from other cultures.

Parents will have to be patient with their kids today because hissy fits and meltdowns are likely. Likewise, romantic partners might have arguments, especially about money, shared expenses or even the division of labour. It's not an easy day. Run away! Run away!

Domestic disputes at home might break out today between parents, authority figures, older relatives, partners and even friends. Yikes! "I was raised by wolves." Keep in mind that this is temporary. All families quarrel at some point because they're made up of human beings.





Your communication skills are still excellent, even though today is a challenging day. People are easily at each other's throats. Quarrels will break out due to power struggles. In fact, this is a mildly accident-prone day because of all these emotionally heated distractions.

Power struggles about money, possessions or even values are likely today. Unfortunately, this influence is so strong, you will have to be super patient to sidestep problems. Upsets, broken equipment and powerful people are a dangerous combination. Ya think?

More than any other sign, you like to keep the peace. You don't like to be surrounded by arguments and quarrels because you want harmony around you. Unfortunately, it's going to be difficult for you to establish this today because power struggles and upsets are here! Good luck. May the Force be with you.

Power struggles and emotionally heated situations could create an accident-prone day for you. Therefore, be careful. Try not to get involved. Even if other people are upset, you can step back and keep a low profile. One hopes.





You might be at odds with a friend today or even members of a group. It could be related to a social situation or a sports event or even children. Whatever the case, don't try to win. And don't try to change anyone else or make them better because this will only backfire.

Use diplomacy when talking to authority figures today bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police. Basically, you want to have a nice day. You don't want to be caught up fighting with someone or be in the middle of a power struggle. Whatever happens will be a bit public, which means it will impact your reputation.

Take care because this is an accident-prone day. Of course, an accident doesn't have to happen but with all this emotional distraction around you (arguments and power struggles) it's hard to maintain your cool.

Don't get caught up in quarrels about money, possessions or conflicting values today because it will only upset you, as well as others. Mum's the word because the next few days are quite lovely. You just have to get through this day without conflict. And you can! Poco a poco.






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November 9, 2015 | The Vermilion Voice

Shannon O’Connor Reporter

It has been almost 30 years since Paul Simon’s Grammy winning album Graceland first graced the airways. Going to Graceland, a nine-piece band from Edmonton, provided an enthusiastic Vermilion audience a return trip through their album tribute performance at the Alumni Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 7, presented by the Vermilion Allied Arts Council. Before the band took the stage, Allied Arts past president, Brenda Ritz gave a heartfelt tribute to long-standing member, Linda Webb-Jackson who has passed away. Ritz said Linda’s passion and contribution to the arts led to her “desire to bring only the best performances to Vermilion.” The Going to Graceland presentation, led by musician/singer James Murdoch, seamlessly blended harmonies and a variety of rudimentary and stylized instruments throughout the evening’s performance. Murdoch said it was a challenge for the

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band to take on this project as this iconic album is steeped in the sounds of South Africa. The challenge was met and perhaps best exemplified in the band’s version of the track Homeless, resulting in a pure sound that filled the Hall and stayed true to the original material. Along with the high energy and harmonies, the Going to Graceland performers provided some humour along the way. Murdoch apologized to anyone who showed up thinking the evening was a tribute to Elvis Presley. Graceland and its title track are of course connected to Elvis and were inspired by Paul Simon’s own pilgrimage with his nineyear-old son to the late singer’s burial place. Graceland’s lyrics; “Maybe I’ve a reason to believe we all will be received in Graceland,” resonate on many levels and have even become a metaphor for heaven to some. The performance and the music from the album were such a hit with the audience, the applause drew an encore from the band and guitarist/vocalist Nathan Carroll said

jokingly, “You do realize we’ve played the whole album?” With no shortage of Paul Simon material to draw from, Going to Graceland ended the show with three of Simon’s countless other big hits, Slip Slidin’ Away, Me and Julio Down by the School Yard, and

Kodachrome. It was a night for remembering music, and Linda Webb-Jackson, whose desire to bring “only the best” music and art into our lives was fully realized through Going to Graceland’s sentimental musical journey into the past.

Going to Graceland’s percussionist, Ben McNab at the Alumni Hall on Saturday, Nov. 7. Photo Shannon O’Connor

Closing The Gap Between Agriculture And Technology

Marie Conboy Reporter

“Farmers Edge helps take the guesswork out of farming with precision agriculture,” said Farmers Edge Account Manager, Dallas Van Den Driessche. It combines remote sensing equipment and technology to redefine how farmers apply fertilizer to their fields to increase crop yields. The Canplug device, for example, collects and repor ts your real-time equipment data. The Canplug device includes an integrated GPS, cellular modern and Bluetooth connectivity. “This is a great device for farmers with large farms and large amounts of ground to monitor,” said Van Den Driessche.

“The Canplug monitors fuel consumption, engine coolant temperature and speed, this data is very important on big farms that hire a lot of people.” Van Den Driessche advises farmers to go for the Ultra Carbon package. The benefits include optimized inputs, measurable results and carbon offset credit. The products include, Prescription Maps, As-Applied Maps and Precision Maps. “The reaction to Farmers Edge is still catching on and every year it’s getting better and better,” said Van Den Driessche. “Twenty-seven customers have signed up in this territory. Modern farming and population growth is influencing the need for this technology.”

Farmers Edge offers high resolution satellite imagery and advanced scientific tools identify and map naturally occurring and man-made variability in farmland. Teams of Precision Agronomists, GIS/Remote Sensing Technic ians, Tec hnology and Equipment Specialists and Soil Sampling Technicians all work together to deliver an individualized plan. “Our success is directly linked to the success of our growers. Results show up in the field in highly productive crops, in healthy bottom lines and in back-toback years of sustainable growth. We feel that the impact of this technology will have the same impact as the impact made by Genetically modified organ-

isms (GMOs) to agriculture,” said Van Den Driessche. “We see a huge market opportunity for Farmer’s Edge approach to precision agriculture. They uniquely integrate real time satellite imagery and in-field telematics to maximize yield and minimize environmental footprint,” said Kleiner Perkins Partner, Brook Porter. “Farmer’s Edge is leading the current disruption around how crops are grown, and ultimately how crops are valued as traceability becomes an increasingly important factor in the food supply chain.” This is a quote from a employee of a huge investment firm called Kleiner Perkins.


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School news & Careers

Susan Pankiw Submitted

Dewberry School News

The Academy Awards had nothing on Dewberry School during their annual Halloween costume parade and festivities. Ghouls, goblins, princesses, pony girl (that was really a boy) and minions filled the gymnasium. Even during this event, recognition was given to the

A Salute to Successes: Awards ceremonies don’t always consist of a red carpet and statuettes! Some involve a wooden floor, plaques and pins. On the evening of October 23, Dewberry S c ho o l was host to c ham p i o ns of diverse accomplishments. Although small in population, the community displays incredible support for their award recipients. The evening began with messages from a few dignitaries: Lanie Parr, Brad Romanchuk, and the Honorable Richard Starke. Before awards were handed out, our own 2015 BTPS speech contest, winners: Jelena & Laramie Parr, took to the stage and delivered their phenomenal speeches. Next, staff members Jennifer Romanchuk (15), Linda Kjenner (15) and Harvey Evison (30) were recognized for their years of service within the BTPS school division. We are very proud to have the opportunity to work with such fantastic and caring individuals. The remainder of the night was spent sharing the successes of Senior High Award recipients. the students for their achievements in academics, sports, leadership as well as citizenship. Congratulations to all the recipients, we know you worked hard to attain such honors. Accomplishments come in various forms and from many facets of our lives, other than school. Our school is filled with beneficiaries that travel across Alberta to obtain countless triumphs. On October 25, our very own Veronica Radesh won the Northern Alberta Reined Cowhorse Club 2015 year end Green As Grass Rein and Box buckle in Ponoka. Jenna Bowman won the Youth Rein and Box year end buckle. Both of these girls spent a great deal of time preparing and traveled to compete in a series of ten shows in order to gain the highest points overall. All their challenging work definitely paid off. Great effort, girls, enjoy your rest until next Elementary award recipients. Photos submitted spring!

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students for citizenship awards and they spirited their way to the stage to snag up their rewards. Dewberr y School shines with ac hievements of all k in d s but our crowning successes lie in the soul of our environment. The script contains

hard word and heart and our actors play the part masterfully. They deliver their lines through practice and persistence and earn their star on our Dewberry walk of fame! Keep up the excellent efforts everyone; we predict more triumphs in the future.

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We are looking for a sales person or person's looking for a future in the car business! Experience is preferred, not necessary, we will train the successful applicant. We offer a clean, warm, fun, benefits (we pay 1/2), guarantee, office / computer, huge selection of New / Used inventory to sell, tremendous experienced staff to learn from and a professional atmosphere to work in! We have the best loyal customer base willing to meet you! If you would like more information please don't hesitate to contact Wes Campbell or Bill Black, to answer any questions you may have. Email your resume at vermilionchrysleremploymentopts@gmail.com or call 780-853-4701 or drop by Vermilion Chrysler in Vermilion. Wes Campbell / Bill Black


Marauders Holds Tight

(Right) Noah Sanson (12) returns a Fort MacMurray kick. He also had the best catch of the afternoon hauling in a shoe lace high pass for a 15-yard gain. (Left) Donovan Yaceyko (33) spins Miner QB Abdullah Mansoor around in the backfield for a sack. Yaceyko and Axel Myshak (66) in the background were both called for horse collar tackles on the play advancing the Miners 30 penalty yards. The Marauders would take over on downs and eventually score late in the first half. Photos Cathy Wolters


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Jr. B Press Release

Ray Bourner Submitted

The Tigers returned to action on October 31 in Frog Lake for a Halloween matchup up with the T-Birds. The yellow and black fresh off a weekend sweep of Cold Lake and Saddle Lake had some momentum. The referee handed out penalties like candy to both teams as each squad had 10 power plays. Both clubs had an excellent night on the penalty kill as the Tigers edged the T-Birds killing off 9 of 10. Vermilion paced by two goal performances by Dalyn Borysiuk and Nolan Blair came away with a 6-5 OT loss, however the one point jumped the Tigers into a 4th place tie with Lloydminster, Onion Lake and Cold Lake. The compete level was


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JR. B VERMILION TIGERS JR. B VERMILION TIGERS VS ST. PAUL VS KILLAM FLEX PACKS ON SALE! BRING YOURSELF OR A GROUP OF FRIENDS. NEVER A WASTED TICKET. high on October 31 as the Tigers fought back three times from being down to force the extra frame. It was a quick turnaround as the jungle cats returned home to face the Rangers on November 1, afternoon at the Stadium. The Tigers looked sluggish out of the gate as Vegreville peppered the Tigers, outshooting them 14-7 after the 1st period. The second period saw the flood gates open as three turnovers cost the Tigers and paced Vegreville to a 6-3 victory.

Assistant Coach Dusty Irvine was disappointed saying, “you have to bury teams behind you in the standings”. Nolan Blair continued his hot streak netting another goal in the loss. A few items to note from the week. Congratulations to rookie Josh Eyben for scoring his first NEAJBHL goal on October 31 in Frog Lake. Coach Durwin Selte had a hunch that Eyben was due and put him out on the power play. Rookie defenseman Adam Gerling had successful

surgery to repair a broken wrist. He will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks. The Tigers returned to action on November 6 as the Lloydminster Bandits rolled in for their first visit of the season. Face off was at 8 p.m. On November 8, it’s was Onion Lake’s first trip to Vermilion for a 2 p.m. afternoon puck drop. For more information check us out on twitter @jb_vermilion and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Vermilion-Jr-BTigers, www.vermiliontigers.ca.

Marauders Will Host Provincial Game Next Saturday

Cathy Wolters Submitted

For the second consecutive game the Vermilion Marauders would score all the points they needed in the first quarter and ran away to a 21-point win over the Fort McMurray Miners and into a provincial playoff match against Sexsmith next weekend. They go into the provincial quarter final on a four game win streak, starting with a Wheatland playoff game versus Athabasca on Oct 17. O n Satur d ay Brayd en Chilibe c k scored on a 17-yard power run on the fourth play of the Marauder’s first possession. Less than two minutes later, at 6:21, Donovan Yaceyko returned a Miner punt 65 yards for another six. He also kicked the converts for both. The Miners hit the scoreboard on their next possession when Rashid Naser scored a 44-yard touchdown on a great fake. Their convert attempt was blocked. With five second left in the quarter the Marauders forced the Miner quarterback Abdullah Mansoor to concede a safety touch, giving the home side a 10 point lead. The defences were the stars of the second quarter as there wasn’t any scoring until less than three minutes were left in the half. Even then, the Marauder defence provided the impetus for all three of the touchdowns. Yaceyko, who was also a force on defence with two sacks and numerous

tackles, stripped the ball from Naser on a third and short play. Ryley Bates recovered the fumble, giving the Marauders a first down on the Miner 33. On the next play, Yaceyko shrugged off a would-be tackler who was holding his jersey and sprinted into the end zone with 2:45 left in the quarter. With less than a minute lef t, the Marauders took over on downs on the Miner 53. Quarterback Maida overthrew Yaceyko on second and 10 from the 35. Facing a third and eight, the Marauders direct snapped to Yaceyko who went wide and then cut into the middle as he wove his way over the goal line. With less than 10 seconds on the clock, David Wilson’s kickoff sailed over the head of Muse Hersi, who then fumbled the ball when he tracked it down and was immediately surrounded by red jerseys. The Miners had a first down on their own four. What initially looked like it would be another safety turned into six points. Jeremiah Ball knocked the ball out of Mansoor’s hands in the end zone. Axel Myshak was the first to corral the ball resulting in another Marauder touchdown. The convert was blocked but the Marauders had a 36-6 lead. Each team would score a major in the third. Yaceyko hauled in a 35-yard pass at 7:08. Naser followed a 43-yard rush with a one yard TD run. The Miners attempted a two-point conversion twice. They got a second chance after an incomplete pass when the Marauders were called for pass interference.

But the Marauder defence stuffed their short yardage rush. Yaceyko had 105 rushing yards in the game, Chilibeck 90 and Tyson Pashulka

65. Maida was 4 for 7 with two interceptions and a touchdown. Tanner Throndson, Chandler Nelson and Noah Sanson also had receptions.

Carter Usenik (4) forces Miner Rashid Naser out of bounds. Naser provided a bulk of the Fort McMurray offense including scoring both Minter touchdowns. Usenik als caused a fumble that was recovered by Chandler Nelson.

The Myrnam Ag. Society's 26th Annual

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015 10:00 am to 4:00 pm MYRNAM SCHOOL Baby Items • Norwex • Confections • Jewelry with a Message • Soap • Cards • Sewing • Scarves • Gold Canyon Candles • Baking • Preserves • Knitting Tupperware • Epicure • Crafts • Scentsy • Woodwork Jewelry • Watkins • Home Décor • Ornaments Blankets • Christmas Crafts • Giftware • Rodan & Fields • Hula Hoops • Nut Man • Ukrainian Foods Wooden Gift Boxes • Aprons • Purses • Crochet Glitter Tattoos • Leggings • Soap Jar Sets Refinished Window Signs And More!! Marauder Tyson Pashulka (85) hangs on tightly as he is grabbed by Rashay Hoyte (10) and pursued by Michael Ketcheson (8). Pashulka carried for 65 yards in the game. Photos Cathy Wolters

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The Vermilion Voice | November 9, 2015 J.R. Robson Holds Awards Night Students and staff of J.R. Robson gathered with family, friends and honoured guests in the J.R. Robson school gymnasium on November 6 for the school’s Awards Night ceremony. At the beginning of the ceremony, Vice Principal Kelly Scully welcomed the students and families and honoured guests before the playing of O’ Canada. Throughout the evening over 80 individual awards were presented as well as special scholarships. Scully said, the evening was about “our” students, and they should be proud of themselves. and she thanked all for coming. Pictured: Grade 11 students who had a final year average of 80 per cent or higher (honours), including marks from English 10-1 or English 10-2 in their Grade 10 year. Front from left, Katrina Pries, Hannah Stewart, Jasmine Jones, Victoria Hamilton, Tyra King, Sierra Haslehurst. Back from left, Mr. Jim KIng, Jesse Snow, Mickelle Myshak, Shauna Weimann,Crystal Roach, Braden Gourley, Michaela Arcand and Cameron DeRoo. Photo Lorna Hamilton


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