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January 14, 2020


Group 2 at Malanka in Vermilion on January 11.

Angela Mouly Reporter

The Vermilion Ukrainian Cultural Association (VUCA) held their 20th Annual Malanka celebration at the Vermilion Regional Centre on January 11. The community enjoyed performances by Samotsvit dancers of all ages, as well as a Ukrainian meal, and live band with a dance to follow. A balloon pop, live auction, and silent auction also kept guests entertained throughout the evening. Malanka is a Ukrainian word (the name of Mother Earth’s daughter) meaning ‘cute’. It is celebrated each year in combination with Ukrainian New Year’s to represent people looking forward to spring. 

“Our dancers have been very busy and working hard on their performances for this year’s Malanka, it makes me very proud and can’t wait until the audience cheers them on. What I love about Malanka, other than the amazing meal put together by our members, volunteers and Sharon Jaremco is the Kolomeyka! It is a traditional folk dance where anyone is welcome to participate and show what they can do, from the littles to the seasoned veteran.  Community support is everything; for 40 years we’ve been here, and having the support from the Town of Vermilion and surrounding areas means so much to us,” said VUCA president, Morgan Wood.

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Kirka group doing a Hopak at the 2020 Malanka in Vermilion. Photos Angela Mouly

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The Vermilion Voice | January 14, 2020

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Sweet Spot Hockey Stick Wax is a new company started last year by youth entrepreneur, 12-year- old, Cooper Saville. Cooper has spent the past five years designing the products, and hand pours the special blend of locally produced, all natural beeswax mixed with all natural vegetable dyes and essential oils/ fragrances. Flying off the shelves this hockey stick wax is in high demand, and clients near and far have said it is the best they have used. The product is said to be “not too hard and not too soft, the perfect amount of ‘sticky’ which allows for great puck control, and can extend the life of your tape job as well as help to prevent ice and snow build up on your blade.” When asked what features he



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loves most about his product, Saville said, “The smells are amazing; I love them! And it’s all natural - I Love the beeswax as it’s the best for hockey stick wax.”  His parents helped him get started, and he is thankful to his mom for helping him to organize ever y thing. He started out offering eight scents in four tins (two in each one) including Strawberr y/Orange, Peppermint / Lemon, Grapefruit/Citrus, and Blueberry/Sweet Pea Vanilla. He has now added four more tins including Bubblegum/Cotton Candy, Watermelon Lemonade/Strawberry Kiwi, Blue Raspberry/Creamsicle, and Root Beer/Cappuccino, and looks forward to continuing to add a few more scents throughout the new year.  “I have always wanted to make a business, and I love hockey (especially the passing and scoring), so I wanted to combine the two. I live, eat and breathe hockey! About 5 years ago, I wanted to start this, and it took this long to get everything organized. A lot of time was spent searching for the right wax, tins, scents, etc. Finding the rectangular tins took a long time; we only found one place in Canada that sells them. Searching for a great bulk supplier of local beeswax took a while too. I asked a few cousins and they helped me find the natural vegetable dye and essential oils / fragrances. Melting and pouring wax without spilling is hard,” said Saville. Cooper likes wearing clothing with his company name on it, and said his favourite parts of being a youth entrepreneur are making fun products and meeting a bunch of people who like his wax. He feels being located in Northeastern Alberta near Marwayne is a great area to market his product and said, “This is a hockey crazy area and there is a lot of hockey players around. We are close

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that many will bring more than one machine. “It’s not just for the pros. Want to see how fast your sled is? There will be an amateur class where all you need is a tether cord and a DOT approved helmet. There is a fee to enter,” said Jim Zadorozny. The Ridge Riders would like to thank the Town of Vermilion and Vermilion Flying Club for allowing this to happen at the airport, the Vermilion Provincial Park for the use of a groomer, as well special thanks to the many sponsors. Admission is $10 per person, or $25 per family. To find out about classes, rules, and regulations you can visit t h e SSR A we b s i te at ht t p: // w w w. Anyone interested in helping with this event or for more information you can contact Warren From left Vermilion Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club president Warren Young, and SSRA owner Dale Roger at the 1st Annual Snowmobile Drag Races in Vermilion. Photo Angela Mouly at 780-581-0716.


The 2nd Annual SSRA Snowmobile Races in Vermilion will be hosted by the Vermilion Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club on January 25 - 26, at the Vermilion Airport. While still using the Vermilion Airport they have moved the location to the east end of the runway. Access will be at the intersection of 48th Avenue and Range Road 63. This year spectators will be able to view the races from either side of the track and the results will be broadcast on FM radio. “Snowmobile racing is an adrenaline rush, and this event will showcase motorsports at their finest! It’s a good way to be introduced to a new sport.” said Vermilion Ridge Riders President, Warren Young. He added that there will be a lot of af ter- market high - per for man c e machines for people to check out. There will be four lanes of racing with the modified sleds reaching speed of 100 mph in only 500 feet. The club is looking forward to hosting the two days of races, and offering two days of prizes with winners both days. Straightline Snowmobile Racing Associate (SSRA) will be putting on the races once again, and registration will take place on both days, from 8 -10 a.m., with races beginning at noon. The SSR A san c tions 10 events p e r ye a r t h r o u g h o u t A l b e r t a a n d Saskatchewan with racers competing for event prize money and points that go towards season totals and bigger prizes. The races in Vermilion will include several professional races and amateur ones, with classes that range from the 120 mini sleds right up to Outlaw where anything goes. They are hoping for 100 racers and expect Photo submitted

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Concerts And Janitors At Steamstown School

Craig Baird Columnist

In 1928, a small two-room school was built in the area of Streamstown, complete with a playground, ball diamonds and swings. A beautiful hedge surrounded the school, and the school itself was heated by wood and coal, providing a welcome reprieve from the cold for children of the area during the school months. One room of the school was devoted to grade school, while the other room was for high school. A barn was also provided for students to house their horses. As with many schools at the time, the biggest event of the year was the Christmas concert. This was an event when several plays were put on and parents from across the area would come out to celebrate the

Christmas season. The school would also buy boxes of oranges, apples, candies and nuts and give them to everyone in the audience to enjoy. Christmas was not the only time that concerts were held. In the warmer month of May, a music festival was often put on. Each teacher would choose a few students and the groups would compete against each other at the festival for the top prize. Each winner would receive a diploma for their efforts in the concert. The students of Steamstown were a good lot, and in 1947 one of the best to ever

attend picked up a big award. Richard Arthur Smyth was awarded the Governor-General’s bronze medal for having the highest standing in grade nine departmental examinations. He was presented the medal by his teacher John David at a party in his honour at the community hall. The custodians of Steamstown were the unsung heroes of the school. Latham Law was one such individual who put in years of service and was beloved by the children of the school. This didn’t stop them from playing tricks on him though, such as putting the room thermometer in snow when the teacher

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VERMILION ATOM GIRLS SELTE TIGERS Front L-R: Emma Howe, Jalynn Westman, Tenley Selte, Ella Whelan, Britton Willis, Bailey Pitre. Back L-R: Coach Kyle Westman, Asst Coach Sydney Poliakiwski, Asst Coach Doug St. John, Kalli Usenik, Taylor Loades, Alivia Garner, Paetyn Herzog, Addison Bauer, Marina Howorko, Asst Coach Micheal Boback, Manager Melissa Loades, Asst Coach Delainey Selte.

VERMILION ATOM WEBB’S TIGERS Front L-R: #7 Kohen Croke, #1 Silas Young, # 10 Karsyn Jarvis Back L-R: Rob McCulley (Head Coach), Derek Young (Assistant Coach), #15 Ryker Bangun, # 12 Alex McCulley, #14 Denim Stark, #16 Alex Spicer, #9 Sean Levesque, Dave Stark (Assistant Coach), Matt Spicer (Manager). Missing: #6 Carter Jaremco, #8 Luke Guenthner, #17 Jay Barrett.



Front L-R: Jett Wight, Ryan Farrell, Ryker Deford. Back L-R: Coach Trevor Cusack, Jordan Chavez, Jagur Gamracy, Manager Jody Gamracy, Thad Molsberry, Zach Mewis, Lindon Gannon, Cole Cusack, Blair Molsberry, Brandon Wilson, Coach Kim Deford, Brogan Stetson.

Back L-R (Coaches): Blaine Cusack - Head Coach, Curtis Brown - Assistant Coach, Greg Betz - Assistant Coach. Back L-R (Players): Walker Westman #2, Douglas Romeo #12, Kinley Woywitka #18, Kalen Garnett #15, Nate Woywitka #16, Taylor Maxwell #3. Players Front L-R: Cruz Cusack #10, Sean Tovell #20, Easton Betz #31, Levi Brown #19, Kypton Farkash #4.



Back L-R: Head Coach Derek Selte, 15 Payton Farkash, 3 Jazmine Watling, 5 Presley Parr, 7 Jozlyn Whitten, 16 Rhyan Selte, 18 Halle Lehmann, 2 Adia Durie, Manager Shelley Durie, Asst. Coach Kris Lehmann. Middle L-R: 12 Laura James, 8 Mikaela McPhee, 4 Cassie Cameron, 19 Taylor Holowaychuk, 11 Kate Farrell, 14 Ava Cadrain, 17 Kirsten Selte. Front & Center: 31 Riley Krips. Missing: Asst. Coach Sheila Cadman, 9 Halle Cadman.

Front & Center: #30 Blake Usenik. Middle L-R: Assistant Coach Chris Baschuk, #10 Rylan Broadhead, #18 Reagan Watling, #12 Cole Brady, #2 Tyson Baschuk, #11 Garett Richardson, #9 Kasen Swanson, #4 Ryle Bykewich, #17 Colin Roach, Assistant Coach Landon Cusack. Back L-R: Coach Derek Cusack, #20 Kade Cusack, #5 Hunter Krips, #15 Ben Stachniak, #6 Colt Jackson, #7 Justin Brokop, #19 Ethan Jubinville, Assistant Coach Wayne Roach.

VERMILION PEEWEE TWIN D TIGERS Back L-R: Blair Molsberry(Coach), #12 Tomas Liebenberg, #20 Jaxon Shimko, #14 Cale Meissner, #4 Deverin Woywitka, #19 Brody Hinton, #16 Conner Betz, #3 Lane Larson, Kyden Molsberry(Assistant Coach). Middle L-R: Max Betz(Assistant Coach), #7 Kane Fadden, #6 Brayden Maxwell, #9 Callum Molsberry, #17 Kyhe Jackson, #8 Mason Croke, #11 Blake Sheppard, #15 Jake Oddan, #5 Riken Selte, Steve Meissner (Manager). Front L-R: #2 Brandon Barton, #30 Zachary Gorkoff, #10 Ace Wight . Missing: Tobias Betz(Assistant Coach).

VERMILION BANTAM POMEROY INN TIGERS Front L-R: #31 Robbie Oddan, #30 Jace Poliakiwski Middle L-R: Manager Niki Ryan, #8 Luke McCormack, #3 Deyton Selte, #5 Cody Duffy, #12 Carter Farrell, #4 Connor Ryan, #6 Kyle Hanlon, Asst. Coach Darren Selte. Back L-R: Coach Edward McCormack, #7 Mighael Liebenberg, #2 Cody Haugan, #10 Reece Pocock, #18 AJ Lavoie, #9 DJ Stark, #15 Jacob Kisinger, #16 Hunter Carlson, Asst. Coach Shawn Kisinger.



Back L-R: Manager Jeff Innes, Asst. Coach Dylan Yungblut, Kingston Brodbin, Chase Jarvis, Lily Yungblut, Chayson Hill, Taylyn Eyben, Coach Trevor Hill, Asst. Coach Dustin Farkash. Middle L-R: Taryn Martin, Madden Wilson, Carter Innes, Blake Eyben, Ally Westman, Arya Yungblut. Front L-R: Jalal Elkadry, Jace Farkash, Nolan Fadden, Kacen Brodbin, Briggs Snelgrove.

Back L-R: Coach Lisa Mewis, Brady Tennant #14, Taylor Bodurka #17, Jaxon Campbell #4, Dekker Tymchyshyn #15, Luke Martin #11 & Assistant Coach Connor Grieve. Middle L-R: Manager Shannon Stetson-Tennant, Maisy Grieve #7, Luxe Cusack #5, Edge Lehmann #18, Aiden Lysons #3, Dexon Flaata #8 & Assistant Coach Ryan Martin. Front L-R: Kessler James #10, Benjamin Mewis #6, Bracken Rosher #16, Nixon Grieve #12 and Teagan McMillan #9.

BANTAM GIRLS VERMILION INSURANCE TIGERS Back L-R (Players): 14 Gross Kaitlyn, 15 Smith Josslyn, 18 Lehmann Rylan, 05 McDonald Jennalee, 02 Smart Savannah, 09 Garnier Alexis, 17 Beatty Natalee. Middle L-R (Players): 11 Selte Derian, 19 Johnson Khloe, 04 Turk Katie, 03 Herzog Sierra, 10 Gamracy Jada, 16 Baldwin Kaitlyn, 07 Molsberry Jordice. Front Center: 30 Selte Raegan. Staff L-R: Assistant Coach Kaydn Rochford, Head Coach Glynn Mcdonald, Assistant Coach Darren Selte, Manager Jill Smith.

VERMILION NOVICE FOUNTAIN TIRE TIGERS Back L-R: Derek Tymchyshyn (Head Coach); Riggins Tymchyshyn (20); Lila Young (2); Carson Lysons (6); Abbey Mewis (16); Riddick Ford (11); Zoe Remple (7); Dustin Farkash (Asst Coach).Front L-R: Luke Romeo (5); Carter Unland (17); Boston Bowtell (18); Kaysen Farkash (19); Karsen Cadrain (10). Missing: Blake Ruller (8)




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MINOR HOCKEY MIDGET VERMILION CREDIT UNION TIGERS Back L-R: 2 Connor Lychak, 19 Brodie Johnson, 10 Leighton Veitch, 9 Kadyn Bardoel, 12 Kyden Molsberry, 3 Landyn Herzog. Middle L-R: Asst. Coach Blair Molsberry, Asst. Coach Allan Chase, 8 Cole Bendixen, 14 Lyndon Fadden, 6 Rhys Amero, 16 Dallas Bristow, 11 Logan Garnier, 5 Kaiden Chase, 4 Ryland Fougere, 15 Liam Ludlage, Coach Glynn McDonald, Asst. Coach Kyle Herzog, Manager Greg Lychak. Front L-R: 30 Evan Spencer, 31 Austin Starko.

VERMILION MIDGET IRELAND FARM TIGERS Back L-R: Wyatt Harder (11), Michael Arcand (16), Jett Smith (18), Logan Macnab (6), Jayben Gamracy (15), Nyles Johnson (9), Morley Bader (2). Middle L-R: Lori Harder (Manager), Evan Carlson (Coach), Owen Cleland (14), Jared Gourley (7), Kalen Kaziechko (5), Landon Geall (8), Jason Gamracy (Asst. Coach). Goalies Front L-R: Slader Hardcastle (31), Cadyn Wagner (3).

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VERMILION MIDGET GIRLS AGLAND TIGERS Back L-R: Darren Selte (Head Coach), Juna Smith (11), Kamryn Oddan (12), Cadence Carlson (8), Dixie Allen (14), Hailey Roach (3), Jorja McIntyre (16), Kylie Hartwell (18), Ken Hartwell (Assistant Coach). Middle L-R: Heather Oddan (Manager), Kenna Dewing (5), Liese McIntyre (9), Caylen Tiffinger (6), Kayla Hill (4), Delainey Selte (19), Hannah Kisinger (15), Adyson Bates (17), Jaylin Symington (2), Jayden Heinrich (7), Trista-Rae Wilson (10). Front: Erin Duffee (31).


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Back L-R: Asst coach Kelsey Volz, head coach Krystal Becker, Manager Erica Durocher Middle L-R: Jaxon Baechler, Madelyn Nolin, Vahn Bensmiller, Kami Becker, Brody Holmen, Rhett Hopaluk Front L-R: Parklyn Sayers, Steele Volz, Paxton Applegate, Jack Franklin, Jax Kidd, Jace Durocher

Back L-R: Asst coach Tripett Mcknight, Head coach Drake Centazzo Middle L-R: Hayden Rainey, Owen Henderson, Charlie Lewis, Ethan Lorenson, Oliver Wood, Clay Sayer, Levi Volz Front L-R: Kane Mcknight, Cruze Edge, Erik Applegate, Reid Sayer, Sierra Smith, Hudson Wood, Kohlsyn Centazzo

MARWAYNE/DEWBERRY ATOM TIER 5 TEAM Back L-R: Coach Chance Bensmiller, Carson Bowman, Kamleigh Wyard-Scott, McKenna Weidmark, Nash French, Cash Rinaldi, Coach David Bensmiller, Coach Jason Elliott. Front L-R: Hayze Bensmiller, Presley Bensmiller, Drayden Skakun, Wyatt Sayers, Becker, Cade Elliott


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MARWAYNE/DEWBERRY ATOM TIER 2 TEAM Back L-R: manager Mel Pawliuk, Blaze Bensmiller, Sienna Bensmiller,Harlee Bensmiller, Megan Gundseron, Anton Neufeld, Coach Kurt Bensmiller Front L-R: Gage Mcknihgt, Carter Rainey, Colton Brind, Stran Edge, Jaxon Tates, Cade Sayers

MARWAYNE/DEWBERRY MIDGET TEAM MARWAYNE/DEWBERRY PEEWEE TEAM Back L-R: Asst coach, Garrett Faltermeier, Rowen Faltermeier, Cooper Saville, Emma Sayers, August Bensmiller, Asst Coach Stuart Pavka, Adam Applegate, Hayden Davies, Bobbie Smith, Aiden Saunders, Head coach Nathan Saunders Front L-R: Cash Bowman, Cole Boutillier, Suttyn Volz, Ryken Holmen, Ty Craig-Fithen, Mathew Pavka


Back L-R: Clay Radesh, Will Davies, Ashton Saunders, head coach Zach Hines, Colton Saunders, Conner Rosco, Colton Van Marian, Cruise Bensmiller, Jaden Van Marian, Beau Franklin, Linden Carey, Asst Coach Conway Rosco, Brennan Saunders, Trainer Noah Saskiw, Asst coach Vince Nelson Front L-R: Andon Ballas, Ryan Nelson, Max Quist, Evan Cooke, Devon Culford, Landon Petiot, Quaid Fitzpatrick

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MANNVILLE INITIATION HAWKS Front L-R: Nashtyn Pulyk, Zander Bouchier, Abel Whitten, Riley Dayot, Katrina McLaughlin, Avery Prill, Scarlett Prill, Oliver McLaughlin, Harrison Anderson, Jet Nafziger Middle L-R: Emma Fundytus, Carly Newton, Jacob Nafziger, Jace Christensen, Remy Lorenson, Maddox McLaughlin, Lauren McQuarrie Back L-R: Bobbi Bouchier (M), Ryan McLaughlin (C), Joe Nafziger (C), Joel Christensen (C), Kerri Lorenson (M)

MANNVILLE TYKES HAWKS Front L-R: Miller Christensen, Beckem Gryschuk, Bobbi Myhovich, Max Fundytus, Preston Anderson Back L-R: Joel Christensen (C), Rhys Amero (C)



Front L-R: Ryelend Marsh, Hudson Hinton, Parker Anderson, Brendin Pitre, Laytyn Pulyk, Kiefer McLaughlin, Findlay Garnett, Ryder Wagner Middle L-R: Ally Pocock, Calista Boe, Archie Tomlinson, Emerson McLaughlin, Avery Newton Back L-R: Erin Hinton (M), Cody Hinton (AC), Les McLaughlin (AC), Lyndon Pulyk (HC), Shawn McLaughlin (AC)

Front L-R: Lucas Baker, Charlie Broadhead, Meyer Lorenson, Jolie Whitten, Raina Ganton, Jake Ruttan, Kelten Marsh Middle L-R: Emerson Gryschuk, Thomas Gilbert, Cobin Garnett, Matthew Melnyk, Damian Anderson Back L-R: Robert Garnett (C), Corey Lorenson (HC), Devon Whitten (M), Troy Ruttan (C), Dillan Anderson (C)

MANNVILLE PEEWEE HAWKS Front L-R: Mason Mclaughlin, Lily Boe, Lincoln Baker, Bradley McLaughlin, Trace Hinton, Cruz Chinn Back L-R: TJ Hinton (HC), Clint McLaughlin (VC), Hunter Boe, Alivia Baker, Ashlyn Hinton, Kalen Court, Adam Boe (AC), Scott Roland (AC), Reid Roland (AC) MMHA photos courtesy





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Innisfree Minburn 4-H Beef Club Report

Brad McLaughlin Submitted

The Innisfree Minburn 4-H beef club held its December meeting on December 4, 2019. It is a quiet time of the year, but all our members have been working with our calves to get them tamed down for

Achievement day in May. Our Christmas party was held at the Launch Pad in Sherwood Park on January 2, 2020. We had a blast jumping on the trampolines, battling in the joust pit, and tackling the other obstacles there. Some members of our club will be

attended the 4-H Oil Kings night on January 5, 2020 at 1 PM in Roger’s Place. The Edmonton Oil Kings edged out the Saskatoon Blades 4-3. Our next meeting was held at the Minburn Curling rink on January 8. We had a public speaking workshop before the

meeting to help us prepare for our Public Speaking Competition in February. We will be having a halter-making and signmaking workshop in the next few months, as well as a field trip to an agricultural site. Our next meeting will be in Innisfree on February 5.

Public Tip Leads To Search Warrant And Three Arrests Tied To Multiple Break-ins

Vermilion RCMP Submitted

Vermilion, Alta. – On Jan 2, 2020 the Vermilion RCMP responded to a 911 call of a sighting of a stolen vehicle.  Vermilion members attended a residence in town and located two stolen vehicles and additional stolen property from a break and enter that had been reported the previous day. Vermilion RCMP later obtained a search warrant for the residence and located 11 firearms; various rings, necklaces, and watches; 2 computers, 1 tablet, various tools and other property, and methamphetamine. The property located and seized by Vermilion members was related to 5 break and enters at rural properties from December 15, 2019 to

January 2, 2020. Faith Faithful (22) of Marshall, Sask. was arrested and charged with the following Controlled Drug and Substances Act and Criminal Code offences: • Possession of Methamphetamine • Possession of proper t y (over $5000) obtained by crime X 2 Faithful was held for a Judicial Interim Release hearing and released with conditions to appear in Vermilion Provincial Court on February 3, 2020. Ryan Brooks (40) of Vermilion was arrested and charged with the following Controlled Drug and Substances Act and Criminal Code offences: • Possession of Methamphetamine • Trafficking property obtained by crime X 9

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Break and enter to steal firearm Break and enter with intent Unauthorized possession of firearm X 5 Brooks was held for a Judicial Interim Release hearing and released with conditions to appear in Vermilion Provincial Court on January 20, 2020. Brandis Graham (37) of Vermilion was arrested and charged with the following Controlled Drug and Substances Act and Criminal Code offences: • Possession of Methamphetamine • Trafficking property obtained by crime X 9 • Unauthorized possession of a weapon X 5 • Fail to comply with condition of undertaking

Graham was held for a Judicial Interim Release hearing and released with conditions to appear in Vermilion Provincial Court on January 20, 2020. The Vermilion RCMP would like to thank the public for calling in the tip that lead to the arrests. As the matter is before the courts, no further information will be released.   If anyone has information regarding these suspects, they are asked to contact the Vermilion RCMP Detachment at 780-853-4441 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips. com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

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ness in Innisfree. Members attended the business and when they approached the Vermilion, Alta. – On Jan 7, 2020 subject it was determined that he was in the Vermilion RCMP responded to a a stolen Dodge truck. The male resisted complaint of a suspicious male at busi- arrest and attempted to flee. Police apprehended the suspect after a short foot-chase. After searching the suspect, police discovered a concealed weapon, methamphetamine and cocaine. Police arrested 34-year-old Damien Mercer of Lloydminster and charged him with the following Controlled Drug and Substances Act and Criminal Code offences: • Possession for the purpose of trafficking X 2 • Possession of property obtained by crime X 2 Submitted



• Carrying a concealed weapon • Resisting a peace officer • Fail to comply with conditions Mercer was remanded into custody to appear in Lac La Biche Provincial Court on January 13, 2020. As the matter is before the court, no additional information will be released. If anyone has information regarding this suspect, they are asked to contact the Vermilion RCMP Detachment at 780-853-4441 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips. com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

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Pond Hockey Update

Angela Mouly



Many children enjoyed their Vermilion Pond Hockey practice on January 9. “Pond hockey has been a success in Vermilion and has grown steadily since our first year in 2016. I just think that pond hockey is such a great program (sanctioned by Hockey Alberta),” said Kathy Nelson. Youth, Ian Munro has been playing for six years and played in Lloydminster for two years previously. He said that with Pond Hockey there is less travel, and less toxic behavior on the ice. “Pond Hockey is not competitive at all; it is good exercise and time with your friends,” said Munro. Vermilion Pond Hockey. Photos Angela Mouly

Ian Munro.

Jr. B Tigers Bring the photo in to The Voice or send it by mail or e-mail. A close-up or head shot would be preferred. The cost will be $45.00 + GST. Please print your name on the back of your photo.

Deadline: Thurs., Jan. 23 Vermilion Voice 5006-50 Ave. Vermilion, AB T9X 1A2 The Vermilion Jr. B Tigers hosted Cold Lake on January 11, and lost 4 – 1. Scoring for Vermilion was Ashton Oakes. (Pictured) Ethan Nelson takes a shot during the Jr. B. Tigers game on January 11. Photos Angela Mouly

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT PROTECTIVE SERVICES We are seeking a highly motivated person to join our team as a full time permanent Administrative Assistant for our Protective Services team. Preferred qualifications include education or experience in Office Administration or related field. The Assistant will provide day-to-day support for the Fire, Enforcement Services and Emergency/Disaster programs, which includes a team of 2 Community Peace Officers and 8 volunteer Fire Departments across the County (with over 160 volunteer firefighters). The position requires a high degree of coordination and superior communication skills. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, confidential documents and database management are essential. The position requires the ability to work with the highest level of confidentiality, attention to detail, and organization/prioritization skills. You should be adept at managing public complaints and have an excellent knowledge of Bylaws and Provincial Statutes. You must be able to work independently/with minimal supervision, but enjoy collaborating with colleagues and peers.

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Implement and support legislation, policy, bylaws, SOP’s and Provincial Statutes. Knowledge of such guidelines is essential. Process violation tickets and maintain registers compliant with Provincial Court documentation. Assist with coordinating training, certifications and other requirements for the volunteer firefighters. General confidential administrative duties such as receiving public complaints, preparing agenda items/reports/ presentations,

A competitive salary and comprehensive municipal benefits package is available. The successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal record check and drivers abstract. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications clearly marked: “CONFIDENTIAL – Administrative Assistant: Protective Services” can be submitted by JANUARY 27, 2020 to: Human Resources Manager, County of Vermilion River 4912 – 50 Avenue, Box 69 Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0 Email:

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC The County of Vermilion River is seeking a highly motivated person to join our safety oriented team as a Heavy Duty Mechanic. This full time temporary position will perform trouble-shooting and provide mechanic services to our fleet of light & heavy equipment and vehicles, working in our Public Works Shop and on-site field repairs .


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Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic Minimum 5 years experience in Heavy Duty Mechanic work Welding experience is an asset Ability to work in a team and/or independently as required. Excellent communication skills, both written & verbal.

The successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal record check and drivers abstract. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Position will be open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications clearly marked: “CONFIDENTIAL – HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC” can be submitted by January 27, 2020 to: Human Resources Manager, County of Vermilion River 4912 – 50 Avenue, Box 69 Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0 Email: Fax 780-846-2716

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION The County of Minburn is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated leader to manage its Finance and Administration department. As a key member of the senior management team, the Director of Finance and Administration will be involved with organizational planning and will have the following duties: • Overseeing the County's overall financial operations; • Preparing the annual operating and capital budgets; • Managing the assessment and taxation functions; • Managing accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll; • Managing short and long-term investments; • Managing grants and grant reporting; and • Managing the risk management and audit functions.

The ideal candidate will have: • Undergraduate degree in business or pubic administration; • Experience with strategic & business planning processes, budget process, financial reporting and forecasting; • A minimum of five years senior level experience in a related field and a solid understanding of PSAB standards; • Municipal government experience would be considered a strong asset. • A professional accounting designation (CPA) would be considered an asset. • Proven leadership, supervisory and team building strength required along with superior verbal/written communication; • A strong team player who can identify, and add value, across all departments; • Strong interpersonal and communication skills along with the ability to build strong relations with Council, stakeholders, and staff. The County of Minburn offers a competitive salary and compensation package. More information pertaining to the position is available by contacting the County at Letters of application, including a detailed resume will be accepted until Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is found. Please email applications to:



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VOICE CLASSIFIEDS AND CAREERS Booklet For Sale BULL SALES Blairs.Ag “Pursuit of Excellence” Bull Sale. Tuesday, February 4, 1:00 pm at the Jackson Cattle Co. Sale Facility in Sedley, SK. Featuring: 120 Two Year Old Black and Red Angus bulls. For more sale information or a catalogue call Kevin 306-365-7922, Blake 306-528-7484 or T Bar C Cattle Co. at 306-220-5006. View the catalogue online at (PL #116061). GIVE AWAY Do you have give aways? Until further notice The Vermilion Voice will run your ad for FREE. Call 780-8536305 or email SERVICES

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Mental Health Professional

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Buffalo Trail Public Schools is seeking one Mental Health Professional to join our BTPS Mental Health Professional Program team, to provide a variety of school-based mental health supports to students and staff for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Commencing Feb.18, 2020, or a mutually agreed upon date, the Mental Health Professional will provide direct support to students and staff and work with members of the school community to increase their knowledge, skills and competencies related to mental health and illness issues. The successful applicant will be formally educated in health, social sciences, or education and have obtained a Degree (a Masters degree preferred) in one of the following, or equivalent: Psychology; Social Work; or Education. In addition to an appropriate Degree, the successful applicants will have the following qualifications: Qualifications and Work Experience: · Effective verbal and written skills including the ability to listen to others, communicate clearly, and maintain appropriate records · Demonstrates creative problem-solving and decision-making skills · Resilience and a commitment to professional development · Takes initiative and is able to work independently as well as in teams · Ability to develop supportive relationships with children, youth, and adults · Familiar with the educational, developmental, behavioral, emotional, social, and recreational needs of children, youth and families · Solid comprehension and practice of personal and professional boundaries · Understanding and awareness of current trends and issues along the mental health continuum · Understanding of Systems Theory, attachment issues, and an understanding of the growing scientific research around early trauma · Awareness and understanding of the various systems and interventions available to support children’s mental health, and make appropriate referrals therein · Experience in various interventions and support delivery along the mental health continuum · Experience with delivering programming and comfortable public speaking · Proficient with technology and knowledgeable of social media · A Masters Degree in Educational Psychology, or equivalent, would be considered a definite asset The successful candidates will be required to provide a clear RCMP Criminal Records Check and a Child Vulnerability Check. A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are necessary since travel is required as part of this position. Salary will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience and training. Only applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted. Applications will remain open until a suitable applicant is found. Applications received before 4:30pm on Friday, January 17, 2020 will receive strong consideration. Please email resumes along with references to: Crystal Tower, Director of Inclusive Learning, Buffalo Trail Public Schools Email:

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It's time to get yourself back on track. Look into family outings or projects. Try to ease any disappointment by making amends.

Someone you live with could be frustrated and upset. Don't let your mate bully you into thinking that you owe them your time and your life. Work quietly on your own.


You have to let go of your past if you wish to get out of any sentimental mood that might be hanging over your head. You must take care of health problems that have been lingering.


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The Vermilion Voice | January 14, 2020

Cornerstone Co-op Gas Bar Brings Booster Juice Franchise To Vermilion

Submitted VERMILION, Alberta, Jan 09, 2020 Two Alberta-based companies, Booster Juice and Cornerstone Co-op are teaming up to bring Vermilion a Quick Service Restaurant offering fresh nutritious products. Booster Juice is a proud Canadian born company now blending premium smoothies -worldwide. They take pride in offering something different—quality smoothies and paninis & wraps, grab & go options, a great customer experience and a dedication to being involved in the community. Dale Wishewan, President and CEO of Booster Juice opened the first location in Sherwood Park in 1999. It was a new concept for Albertans who were used to the standard burger and fry options. “Booster Juice welcomes the Cornerstone Co-operative as a valued Franchise Partner. We look forward to serving the community of Vermilion together in Spring 2020 and beyond!” says Noah Tavares, Franchising Manager. The franchise partnership fits perfectly

with Cornerstone Co-op’s commitment to offer locally made products, outstanding customer experiences, and making communities stronger. In business for over 100 years, and in Vermilion since 1958, Co-op prides itself on supporting local sports and community events. Always looking to improve services and business sustainability, Co-op worked hard to bring Booster Juice to town. “We’re thrilled about inviting Booster juice to the community. We really think the local schools and College crowd will appreciate it.” says Heather MacMillan, Community Engagement Coordinator. Scheduled to open in May inside the Co-op Gas Bar & Convenience Store, Booster Juice has a wide offering of premium smoothies, grilled-fresh food, freshly squeezed juices and Booster Balls. “We are very excited to have Booster Juice partner with Cornerstone Co-op and invest in our community.  Vermilion is open for business and new investment brings new employment and opportunities!” says Economic Development Officer, Mary

Lee Prior. In addition to the new franchise, the Gas Bar will renovate to enhance existing beverage offerings and services. This includes relocating the coffee counter and adding a signature premium Cooperative Coffee program and upgrading the Gas Bar for 24-hour fuelling - where customers can self-serve pay at the pumps after regular closing hours. An additional 4 positions will be created as a result of the service expansion.

Beyond incredible smoothies and grilledfresh food, some things to look for are the upcoming Rewards opportunities for loyal customers, a school lunch program, and a fundraising program. “We’re really looking forward to expanding our C-store services for the Community. Full service, quality fuel, and now smoothies.” said Blair Molsberry, Cornerstone Gas Bar Coordinator. “Our goal is to offer you a one stop shop to fuel your vehicle or appetite.” For more info visit

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2019 ACA Booster Of The Year

Submitted December 12/2019 was a memorable day for local Charolais Breeder, Don Good of Good Anchor Charolais. Don was awarded the Alberta Charolais Association 2019 Booster of the year. This annual award is given to an individual who promotes the Charolais breed at events, shows and sales as well as promoting the advantages of using Charolais. Don can religiously be found every Wednesday at the Auction market promoting Charolais and socializing. Anyone who know Don will agree that he loves to talk and talk about everything amongst his favourite cattle breed, Charolais!

Don started in the cattle industry as a youngster in 4-H and the passion continued. Don was a founding member of the Vermilionaires Charolais Breeders, now the Vermilion Charolais Group nearly 40 years ago as well as a long time contributor of the Lakeland College Bull test station. As well as raising his Charolais cattle Don is a very active Lions club member holding down the secretary position for 20 plus years. 2019 was also a special year for Don as he recently retired from his crop adjuster position with AFSC. Congratulations Don on your achievements! Booster of the year Don Good. Photo submitted


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SCHOOL NEWS JR Robson School News

Raynette Schroeder supports youth working in a variety of RegisSubmitted tered Apprenticeship, Technology, Forestry, It’s good to be back Health Services, Indigenous Youth, Coop after the Christmas Break! Programs, and Women in Trades and TechVermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright nology. They have access to job placeMLA, Garth Rowswell attended our staff ments in both the private and public sector. meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 8 to answer See their website for more information: questions from staff members. He has previously visited our Social Studies 30 The 2018-2019 yearbook is finished class to talk to students about politics and and scheduled to arrive soon! Yearbooks government. featuring 2019-2020 is now underway and Diploma exams have begun this week will feature events, accomplishments and with English Part A on Monday and Social memorable moments of the current school Part A on Tuesday. Part Bs will be next year. Order forms will be available soon.  week. The last day of classes for Grade 12 Buffalo Trail Public Schools revised their students is on Tuesday, January 21 and the last day for Gr. 10 & 11 is on Thursday, January 23. Our complete exam schedule can be found on our website. Junior classes will continue as usual as they will not be writing exams. There will be no classes on January 31 and February 3 for semester break. For grade 11 students, who are still searching for a career path, the Strong Interest Inventory is a tool we use to assist you on your career planning journey. Please see Mrs. Polishuk, Mrs. Hart or your VIBE Coaches: Kerri & Vanessa for more details on how to access this resource. For some more forward thinking for grade 11 students, the University of Alberta is inviting grade 11 students to the Green and Gold Getaway which is designed for students to see the University first hand.  Event will be held May 22-24. You must apply by Jan 26, 2020 at if interested. Limited spots available.  Apply early. Careers The Next Generation is an organization sponsored by industry that Ski Trip. Photo Submitted

Anna Svenungard Submitted

As the snow begins to settle on a fresh new year, staff and students at St. Jerome’s have already buckled down and are back into the routine. For the past month, our Grade Six class has been following the moon phases and are excited about their discoveries as they begin their Sky Science unit. Many students in the Grade 7 class had their hard work pay off! Cheques were delivered to the winning students after entering their essays, poetry, and/or posters to the Legion for their Remembrance Day Contest. Spartans in Grades 8-10 Phys Ed are getting the experience of a lifetime, with the opportunity to learn to play sledge hockey! St. Jerome’s partnered with JR Robson to rent the necessary equipment from Edmonton. At the stadium, Students sit in a sled with large skate blades adhered to the bottom and propel themselves around the ice surface using two sticks with ice picks

Jurisdictional Bus Cancellation Administrative Procedure in light of last year’s long February cold snap. The Board wants to ensure that learning continues when buses are not operating. BTPS is committed to continuing classes and providing alternative means of instruction if students cannot be safely transported to school. This year, the decision to cancel buses will be made at 6:00 p.m. the night before, and the decision to run or not will be made based on the projected temperatures for the morning run between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. when students would be out waiting for their school bus, and for the afternoon run

between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. when the students would be waiting for the bus at the school, riding the bus, or walking to their homes after their bus run. New this year, the Wainwright and Vermilion intown/ camp buses will always run, unless parents are notified by the bus contractor/driver that they are not able to operate. For more information, please visit the BTPS website. Important dates: Jan. 20-24: Sr. High Exam Week Jan. 31 & Feb. 3: Semester Break Feb. 13&14: Teachers’ Convention – no classes for students Feb. 17: Family Day

St. Jerome’s School News

and a hockey blade attached. Students then maneuver the sled and race to the ball or puck trying to shoot it into the net. Mr. Martin said that his students are experimenting with techniques, such as leaning onto one blade edge in order to make sharper turns. Although it can be challenging to learn, it is an excellent upper body, core, and shoulder workout for everyone! As the first semester wraps up, High School Spartans are working to prepare for their final exams. The last day of classes are as follows: Grade 12 is January 16, Grade 11 is January 23, and Grade 10 is January 24. In mass on January 9th the message from Father Joy was one of Trust and Love. He encouraged students to put trust in God, themselves, and the talents that God gave them, all while continuing to work hard. Father emphasized the power and depth of God’s love for us, in giving us his only son, and the sacrifices that we make when we love others. St. Jerome’s will be hosting the annual VIBE Wellness Day for grade 6 students that are involved in the VIBE mental health

Grade 7 Students that won monetary rewards for their essay, poetry and/or poster submissions to the Legion for their Remembrance Day Contest. Photos submitted

capacity building program on January 23. Classes from Vermilion Elementary, Clandonald, Dewberry, Mannville, Innisfree Delnorte, Kitscoty Elementary, and St. Jerome’s will participate in a number of informative and interactive sessions in the areas of healthy snacking, team building, obstacle course, self-esteem, mindfulness, and vaping.  A number of agencies will be involved in this event including local RCMP, Alberta Health Services, ECCS Family School Liaison, and more! Congratulations to grade 9 student Carter Thompson who won VIBE’s Pink Shirt design contest at the St. Jerome’s level.  VIBE will be announcing the overall pink shirt winner whose design will appear on the t-shirts this week, good luck Carter!  VIBE would like to thank all the participants who entered their design and hopes that pink shirt day will inspire many acts of kindness.  If you are in need of a pink shirt for February 26th, contact your child’s school VIBE coach or Pat Calyniuk at (780) 853-3718 before January 23rd.  

To end, we’d like to give thanks to many of our community supporters who make such a difference in our school. Ms. Svenungard’s Grade One class would like to say a very big thank you to the anonymous “elf/elves” who brought great joy to students after reading their Santa letters in the paper. This gesture was overwhelmingly kind and greatly appreciated! We’d also like to thank the “Red Hat Ladies” for their donation of toques, scarves, and mittens. As the cold weather rages, these are very valuable items to have on hand. The Mom’s Pantry Grad Fundraiser was a huge success this year. Thank you to all of those who ordered items, the funds raised will pay for the upcoming graduation ceremony this spring. Mark your Calendars! No school for students on: January 31 and February 3- Professional Development and semester turnaround. February 13 and 14-Teachers Convention. February 17- Family Day.

Grade 8 students pushing themselves as they learning to play sledge hockey at the stadium.


The Vermilion Voice | January 14, 2020

SCHOOL NEWS Vermilion Elementary School News

Karen King Submitted

Happy New Year and welcome back to school. We hope you had a wonderful break and are super excited to tackle a new year and a new decade. Thank you to the Cornerstone Coop for the donation of $1065.52 for the Bags for Breakfast Program. VES has a select few boxes of beef jerky steaks or beef jerky bags left. If you are interested in purchasing please stop by the office. Our basketball club had its first practice the first day back from holidays. Mr. Beecroft has 20 members in the club and has Nick Woywitka helping him with the coaching. The focus of the basketball club is learning about and practicing basic skills and teamwork. This club will run on Mondays and Wednesdays until the end of February with games against the staff being held in the first week of March. On January 7, we had our first 2020 assembly. We started, as we always do, with a land acknowledgement and Mark Your Calendar

the singing of our school song. Superintendent Mr. Bob Allen and Director of Transportation, Mrs. Chrysti Mannix, were present for our assembly. Mrs. Mannix presented gif ts to Edward Dusek, Bridget Gorkoff, and Tyra Tovell, as they were the school bus safety poster winners. Mrs. Moses discussed fairness, which is our January virtue. Carter Unland won a soccer ball in the December virtue draw. Mr. Haslehurst showcased his Golden Book Picks of the Month. We thank Fat Cat for being present. Mrs. Tomkins informed us that in December, the students read a total of 1317 AR points, bringing their total to date to 8241 points. Many students have already reached their year end goal, allowing them to pick a brand new book of their choice for the library. December Readers of the Month were Kalen Garnett (16.4 points) and Alli Crowe (50.9 points). 3A and 6B were the reading classes for December. At the end of our assembly, Mrs. Anhorn and Mrs. Doherty, with the help of Mr. Allen and Mrs. Mannix, showed the kids the YMCA dance and we all partic-

ipated by doing the actions. The Spirit Club has a dress up day once a month on the day that we have our assembly. So, on January 7, we had dress backwards or inside out day. Many students and staff participated in this fun event. Our next dress up day will be Dress in One Color on February 5. Farm Safet y presentations were made to VES students on January 8 and 9. Louise Phipps was the instructor and did a great job meeting the students at their level. Each presentation was geared somewhat differently for each grade. The VIBE Advisory students, along

with Mrs. Alana Pinkoski-Benoit, are having another family games night on Januar y 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Learning Commons. Please accept this as your invitation. This is a drop-in event, which means you can come and go when you like and stay for as long as you’d like up to 7:30. Dates to Remember: Jan. 16 – February Hot Lunch Forms Due; Jan. 16 – Family Games Night; Jan. 23 – Grade 6 students at VIBE at St. Jerome’s School; Jan. 23 (Thursday) - School Council Meeting at 7:00; Jan. 27 – Frisbee Rob; Jan. 28-30 – Science in Motion; Jan. 31 – No School; Feb. 3 – No School.


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YMCA Dance shown to VES students and staff by Mr. Anhorn and Mrs. Doherty. Photo submitted

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