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Webb’s Machinery Gets Involved With World’s Longest Hockey Game

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Elaina John Reporter

With the help of Webb’s Machinery Lamont and Industrial Machine Inc, the 7th World’s Longest Game kicked off on February 4 in Sherwood Park. “I’ve always been involved in one way or another,” said Peter Polischuk, decadelong employee of Webb’s Machinery, who

delivered the Zamboni. Organized by Brent Saik and family since 2003, the goal of the World’s Longest Game is to raise funds to help find a cure for cancer. The game has hundreds of volunteers and 40 players taking shifts in attempt to beat their own Guinness World Record of 251 hours, seven minutes, and 58 seconds.

Local hockey players are involved in this year’s game, including Kyle Brodziak, originally from St. Paul and Ryan Warawa, originally from Mundare. The fundraising goal is $1,500,000, and funds raised from this year’s game goes towards a new clinical trial for a drug called PCLX-001, discovered by Luc Berthiaume of the University of Alberta.

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Lorna Hamilton

The Vermilion Voice | February 16, 2021

McMinis & Company Changes Ownership

Professional Accountants, owned and operated by Janet Adams, CPA, CA. McMinis & Company has changed effective January 4. ownership and is now J.M.H. Adams Adams grew up on a family grain Professional Corporation Chartered farm near Kindersley, Saskatchewan, and obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan. Adams and her husband Barry moved to Medicine Hat where Barry was involved in the family mixed farm and Janet began her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) career. According to her bio, Adams after articling and becoming a partner at the first CPA firm she worked at, Janet joined Burns, Valkenburg & Associates LLP (BVA) in 2003. She was a partner with BVA from 2007 to 2019. While at both firms, Janet assisted owner-managed Reporter

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We continue to provide the services that McMinis and Company offered plus we have added  Review engagement financial statements.  Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) applications.  Canadian Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) applications.  Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA) applications.  Alberta Relaunch program applications.  Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) applications.  Alberta Stabilize program for rodeo, sports, arts and other venue based groups applications.  Succession planning  Corporate reorganizations.

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businesses and not for profit agencies to reach their financial goals. Adams has worked extensively with several for-profit industries including farming, professionals, construction, trucking, oil and gas servicing, retail, commercial and residential rental, investment or holding companies and trusts. She has serviced not for profit industries such as condominiums, extended care facilities, health-related agencies, tourism and community enhancement agencies. Adams has also presented at seminars on succession planning and business reorganization. Although Adams currently resides in Medicine Hat she said she would regularly travel to work onsite and to meet clients in person and has grandfathered all the same great staff from McMinis & Company into her business operations. Adams says she purchased McMinis & Company because it was a successful, stalwart business in the community and that it was a good business opportunity for her. “I am only a phone call away whether I am onsite or offsite. I, as well as the other staff members, can work remotely whether we are living 10 minutes from Vermilion or elsewhere,” explained Adams. Adams also plans on being a contributor to the Vermilion economy by purchasing local services, assisting non for-profit organizations in the community with subsidy program applications, as well as, joining the Vermilion Chamber. Adams also went on to say that J.M.H. Adams Professional Corporation Chartered Professional Accountants will still offer all of the services that McMinis & Company used to plus others such as review engagement financial statements, Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), Canadian Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS), Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA) appli-

cations, Alberta Relaunch program applications, Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) applications, Alberta Stabilize program for rodeo, sports, arts and other venue-based group applications, Succession planning and corporate reorganizations. Adams is excited to be starting this new venture in Vermilion and servicing Vermilion and area residents. “I look forward to applying my years of experience of performing audit, review, and notice to reader engagements and preparing corporate, personal and trust income tax returns to assist the residents of Vermilion and surrounding district,” said Adams. When Janet is not working she enjoys yoga, going for walks, and watching local hockey.

Janet Adams, CPA, CA owner of J.M.H. Adams Professional Corporation Chartered Professional Accountants. Photo submitted

Norman Upton February 7, 2021 Norman Upton passed away on February 7, 2021 in Vermilion at the age of 86 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Norma (Ross) Darnel, Tina (Johnny) Bielesch, Shane (Shannon) Upton, Dean (Amberlee) Gadke, and Wilbert Gadke; siblings Gerald Upton and Agnes (nee Rainer) Heaton; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandson Logan Shane Upton; sisters Alice Walker, Hazel Hanning, Dorothy Upton, and Audrey (nee-Machin) Smith; and brothers Robert, Don, and George Upton. A private family service will be taking place at a later date. Video of the service and slideshow will be available Wednesday, February 17, 2021 online in his obituary at www.reflectionsfuneral.com or facebook.com/vermilionreflectionsfuneral Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Death (SIDS), or charity of choice.


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February 16, 2021 | The Vermilion Voice

Upper Level Pottery And Art Gallery Hosts First Online Art Workshop

Elaina John Reporter

On February 5, Upper Level Pottery and Art Gallery hosted it’s first online art workshop “Birds in Watercolour”, with the instruction of local artist Monica To. “We decided to do a watercolour class and wanted something nice and light,” said To, “so we chose birds.” Participants of all ages completed two watercolour paintings in six and a half hours from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. that day. Instructor To would demonstrate on her camera how to do a step and allow time for participants to follow suit, and the Zoom setting allowed for two-way interaction so participants could show their work and receive feedback. “I have experience teaching students

online when classes went digital, but this is the first time I’ve taught adults online,” To explained. According to To, the reach was far broader than an in-person class would be, with participants from Spruce Grove all the way to Manitoba. Individuals participated from their offices, kitchens, bedrooms, and the like. “It was really neat to be able to work together and interact even though it was a digital setting,” commented To. Upper Level Pottery and Art Gallery will be hosting another online workshop with To, “Faces in Pencil” on February 27. For more information, visit Upper Level Pottery and Art Gallery on Facebook, and to register, email UpperLevelGallery@ gmail.com or call 780-581-8392.

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health concern,” says Minister of Health, Tyler Shandro. “The health system in Alberta has been and continues to be open to help diagnose and manage illness and disease. I encourage Albertans to seek medical help when needed.” “Cancer diagnosis rates typically increase slightly each year in Alberta; however, our data shows us that well over 2000 cancers have gone undiagnosed since the COVID pandemic started last March, compared to data from the same period in 2019,” says Dr. Doug Stewart, physician and medical oncologist with AHS.  “This is very alarming. We are now seeing cases where Albertans did not seek medical attention for several months after they first noticed warning symptoms and their diagnosis is unfortunately more

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After making c o r n b r e a d , I wondered what it would be like to adapt the cornbread r e c i p e f r o m a few issues back to a lemon or banana cake. I like the yellow colour of the corn, and I thought the colour would enrich both a banana or lemon cake. This banana cake is amazing. It is super moist, with just the right amount of sweetness, topped with a thin layer of vanilla but ter cream ic ing. O ne great thing about winter, is I can put a hot cake into my barbeque on the deck for it to quickly cool off while I whip up the icing. This cake slices really well, and unlike other banana loafs and cakes has a lovely, natural yellow tone. You can serve it garnished with fresh banana slices. Bananas are a good source of magnesium and potassium. Potassium is an essential mineral for maintaining normal heart and blood pressure. The small amount of fat that bananas contain, is an ex tremely beneficial type, that reduces bad cholesterol. Bananas contain digestive friendly fiber, pectin and fructooligosaccharides (FOS). FOS is a fructose type carbohydrate, that can not be digested until it is in the lower intestine gut microbiome, where it contributes to a healthy immune system. Corn is full of health benefits. Corn contains the antioxidant carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin which promote eye health and help prevent macular degeneration in the eyes. Corn contains a variety of B Vitamins, vitamin A, potassium and insol-

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weeks in this column, but today I am focusing on Boain, Alberta and the Boain First, thank you to Mare School. Dwayne Hasiuk for If you travel to the northwest of Vermilbringing this school ion, about an hour, just past Two Hills, you to my attention. I am will come across a blink and you miss it always happy to see community. If you take the time to stop, that people are enjoying my column and you will discover that it has a very interestsuggestions for a history topic are always ing history. appreciated. Named for a Romanian village in Dwayne was nice enough to send me Bukovina where the settlers originated, information on a variety of places, and I the community had its start in in 1898 will be looking at them over the coming and has the distinction of being the oldest Romanian set tle INVITATION TO TENDER ment in all of Canada. In 19 0 3 , t h e FARMLAND FOR SALE BY TENDER settlers began buildThe SW 20 53 7 W4 is offered for Sale by tender subject to the restrictions ing the Romanian in the existing certificate of title. Approximately 110 cultivated acres. O r t h o d ox Chur c h The property is situated 14 miles north of Vermilion then west 6 miles in the communit y then north 1 mile. and named it the 110 cultivated acres - 20 acres is hay land. Balance is yard site and St. Mary Orthodox surrounding area and surface lease site. Church. Af ter two The lands include a 900 square foot house, 2 bedrooms upstairs, partially years, the church finished basement, 40' by 60' quonset with a new metal roof in 2019 and was completed. a 20' by 30' shed. In 19 0 9, t h e There is one oil and gas surface lease that is situated on the lands, the community was lease pays $2,000.00 per year and is payable in January each year. Such reaching a large lease consideration will be adjusted in favor of the purchaser. enough size that a Further information can be obtained by contacting Ken at 780-853-4215 s c h o o l had to b e or 780-853-7404. built. This brings us to the first incarnation Tenders must be made in writing, accompanied by a bank draft or certified cheque for 5% of the amount of the tender price, as a deposit, of the Boian Mare payable to Duncan F. Crerar Law Office in Trust and identified FILE #9996 School, which was constructed in 1910 Tenders must be unconditional and will not be opened in public. The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. at a cost of $1,150. The church had a Upon acceptance, the successful tenderer will be notified on or before brick foundation and March 12, 2021, and the balance payable no later than thirty days after acceptance. Unsuccessful tender deposits will be returned via regular was painted white. mail. If the successful tenderer does not complete the purchase after the The first teacher was acceptance of the tender, the attendant deposit shall be forfeited. Etta Smalley, who Tenders will be received until 12 o'clock noon on March 9, 2021 lived nearby at Hairy Hill. For the next 25 at: years, that school Crerar Law Office served the needs of 4936 50 Avenue the community but it Vermilion, AB T9X 1A4 was bursting at the Columnist

seams as more children were reaching school age in the area. There was a great deal of debate over whether or not to build a new school. In August of 1937 though, the decision was made for the settlers when the school burned to the ground, destroying everything inside. A new school needed to be built and the decision was made to make a stone building with two classrooms on the main floor, a cloak room and office space, along with a large basement. Since it was The Great Depression, many of the ratepayers owed money and they repaid that debt by hauling stones to build the new school. That school was built in 1937 and at the time of its construction, it was the largest rural school in all of Alberta. Eventually, settlers began to move away from the area and form new Romanian settlements in places such as Pierceland, Saskatchewan and Manning, Alberta. Today, the Bone Maire School is a community centre and a museum that showcases the Romanian immigration into Alberta. In 1928, the Romanian Pioneer Museum of Boian was also opened, featuring a restored pioneer house by in

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September 15, 1940 January 29, 2021 Lyla age 80 of Vermilion, died suddenly from cancer, that she was not aware of. She is survived by her sister Reta and her husband Peter, her brother Bill and his wife Brenda, 4 nieces one nephew and a half sister Elva and son George. Lyla lived all her 80 years in the family home and enjoyed renovating and keeping it up to date. She graduated high school in 1958 and went to work for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce for 11 years. She then took a position in accounting at Vertech for a number of years and finished her work career at Civic Tire in the accounting department. Lyla was a very sociable person and always had time for a chat with everyone she came in contact with. She was known in the community as a lover of cats and a very avid gardener. Lyla could be seen caring for her plants until dark, during the growing season. From the time she finished high school she loved to travel throughout Europe and Asia and enjoyed that part of her life very much. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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History Of Black Immigration In Canada

The history behind black immigration dates earlier than the 160 0’s. However, black immigration in Canada only arose before the 1870’s. Many of these black immigrants were single men who worked as fur traders or cowboys, according to www.collectionscanada.gc.ca. www.ualberta.ca stated that in 1911 almost 20 0 men, women and children from Oklahoma travelled by train to Edmonton, hoping they had finally reached the ‘Promised Land’. In August of 1911, Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier signed an Order-in-Council, labeling black pioneers as “unsuitable to the climate and requirements of Canada.” The City of Edmonton also signed an Edmonton Board of Trade petition that discouraged any more African-Americans from homesteading in the area. Posted on w w w.collectionscanada. gc.ca is The Petition: “We, the undersigned residents of the City of Edmonton, respectfully urge upon your attention and upon that of the Government of which you are the head, the serious menace to the future welfare of a large por tion of Western Canada, by reason of the alarming influx of negro settlers. This influx commenced about four years ago in a very small way, only four or five fami-

lies coming in the first season, followed by 30 or 40 families the next year. Last year several hundred negroes arrived in Edmonton and settled in surrounding territory. Already this season nearly three hundred have arrived; and the statement is made, both to these arrivals and by press dispatches, that these are but the advent of such negroes as are now here was most unfortunate for the country, and that further arrivals in large numbers would be disastrous. We cannot admit as any factors the argument that these people may be good farmers or good citizens. It is a matter of common knowledge that it has been proved in the United States that negroes and whites cannot live in proximity without the occurrence of revolting lawlessness and the development of bitter race hatred, and that the most serious question facing the United States today is the negro problem. We are anxious that such a problem should not be introduced into this lawlessness as have developed in all sections in the United States where there is any considerable negro element. There is not reason to believe that we have here a higher order of civilization, or that the introduction of a negro problem here would have different results. We therefore respectfully urge that such steps immediately be taken by the Government of Canada

as will prevent any further immigration of negroes into western Canada. And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray. Edmonton Capital, April 25, 1911. Courtesy of the City of Edmonton Archives.” According to www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca, the Canadian government encouraged western colonization and immigration during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many immigration policies were in place during these periods that were developed in response to prejudiced public opinions. Therefore, the Interior Ministry, who were in charge of immigration in Canada, prioritized immigrant groups by their ethnicity. On top of the list were Americans and British, then northern and central Europeans. People from Asia, Jewish People, Roma people and black persons were at the bottom of the list. Oklahoma became part of the United Sates in 1907. Following this joining, state laws were set in place that denied black Americans’ basic rights and freedoms; black Americans were denied the right to vote, refused entr y to certain public places and segregated to separate schools, transportation, and employment, and much more. During the early 1900’s, white supremacists mobs were being formed, murdering many black people. These mobs relied

on violence to achieve their “goals”. In the United States, the era of slavery and segregation had broad political support. By the mid 1950’s, overly racist groups fell into deep disfavor across much of the Western world, this started desegregation and decolonization known as the American Civil Rights Movement. The fir st re c ord ed blac k per son to arrive in Canada was a free African named Mathieu Da Costa who arrived in 1608 as a free man. He was employed as a translator by French and Dutch traders and explorers as he spoke French, Dutch, and Portuguese according to www.bluediamondtour s.com. Although there are not much historical facts about Da Costa, however there is a document showing that he was in Holland in February in 1607. The Dutch had kidnapped him from the French. The following year, 1608, Da Costa signed a contract in Amsterdam that committed him to sail with or on behalf of Pierre Du Gua de Monts as an interpreter on voyages to Canada and Acadia. Later in 1609 it was documented that Da Costa was put in prison in Le Havre, France, in December 1609, however it was not d o cumented as to why, other than references to “insolences” suggesting that he had an independent spirit and spoke his mind.

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Take An In-depth Look At Lakeland From Home

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( Ve r m i l i o n / L l o y d m i n s t e r, A l t a .) Prospective students will learn more about Lakeland College, meet current students and faculty, and much more virtually during Program Info Sessions. “Info Sessions offer participants a chance to do a deep dive into the specific Lakeland program they’re interested in,” explains Kaleigh Schmid, Lakeland’s recruitment and enrolment super visor. “These sessions go more in depth than our other events, giving prospective students the opportunity to discover what it means to be a Lakeland student – how our programs go beyond the class-

room and give our students the handson experience they need to graduate job-ready. It connects them with faculty and current students so they can get answers to their questions and prepare to become a Lakeland student.” T h e 2 0 21 o n l i n e P r o g r a m I n f o Sessions will be held on March 11 and March 12. The Lloydminster campus will virtually welcome guests interested in learning more about university transfer, health and wellness, business and energy programs on March 11. The Vermilion campus will follow on March 12, showcasing agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, interior design technology, human services and trades

(pre-employment and apprenticeship). There will be individual vir tual sessions for each program. There will also be opportunities to connect with academic advisors to discuss learner pathways and program details. As well, students can learn more about financial aid and the many support services available. Virtual tours will also be available. “We invite anyone interested in attending Lakeland this fall to attend. While we can’t welcome you to campus in person yet, we can’t wait to share the Lakeland advantage with you from the comfort of your home,” says Schmid. Anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP online at lakelandcol-

lege.ca/infosessions. Established in 1913, Lakeland College is a place of possibility that serves more than 6,400 students every year at its campuses in Lloydminster and Vermilion and through online and off-site programs and courses. Lakeland offers programming in the areas of agricultural sciences, business, energy, environmental sciences, fire and emergency services, foundational learning, health and wellness, human services, interior design technology, trades and technology, and university transfer. Lakeland’s Research Centre is also a test-bed for innovations in agriculture, energy and environmental sciences.

Get Outside - Safely - This Winter

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Getting outside—even in the winter—is a great way to get fresh air and boost your mood naturally. When taking part in winter activities, ensure you’re taking appropriate safety precautions. Tobogganing can be

dangerous and should be done carefully. If you’re planning to go tobogganing, here are a few tips on how to stay safe: Always inspect your toboggan to ensure it’s safe for use. Wear a ski helmet. Head injuries can be serious. A ski helmet designed for use in cold weather and high speeds is

recommended. Dress warmly in layers to avoid coldrelated injuries like frostbite or hypothermia. Afterwards, remove wet clothes quickly to prevent frostbite. Look out for others while on the hill. Move out of the way quickly after finishing a run and stay to the side of the sliding

path when walking up the hill. Children should be supervised by an adult and never toboggan alone or at night. For more tobogganing safety tips, go to: https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Alberta/ Pages/sledding-and-snow-safety.aspx

Kitscoty RCMP Execute Search Warrant And Recover Stolen Property

Kitscoty RCMP Submitted

Kitscoty, Alta. – Kitscoty RCMP began investigating a stolen property complaint in Dec. 2020 and as a result of the investigation a search warrant was executed at a property located east of Kitscoty, Alta. On Feb. 5, 2021, the warrant was executed with the assistance of the RCMP Auto Theft Unit, St. Paul RCMP Police Dog Unit, and a member of the

Vermilion RCMP. Alta. has been charged with: During the search, police located ten • Possession of stolen property over firearms, four generators, and Canadian $5000 (x7) currency. • Possession of proceeds of crime over Police also seized an Arctic Cat ATV, $5000 which had been stolen from Barrhead, • Improper storage of a firearm (x2) Alta. in 2017, a Featherlite utility trailer, • Alter a Vehicle Identification Number stolen from Eatonia, Sask. in 2019 and a (x3) Forest River trailer, stolen from Bashaw, • Fraudulent concealment of property  Alta. in 2016. Wilson was released on an UndertakShane Wilson Slade (42) of Blackfoot, ing and is scheduled to appear in Kitscoty

Provincial Court on April 20, 2021. T h e K i t s c o t y R C M P e n c o u r ag e community members to report suspicious activity to the police by contacting the Kitscoty RCMP at 780-846-2870. 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. 21023PP0


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Vermilion RCMP Seize Large Quantity of Methamphetamine

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Vermilion, Alta – In the early morning hours of February 5, 2021 Vermilion RCMP were alerted to a suspicious vehicle, by a concerned citizen. The caller reported a vehicle stopped in the middle of the driving lane just north of Vermilion on Highway 41. Responding members located the vehicle and quickly determined the vehicle was experiencing mechanical issues. The

investigator’s suspicions were raised • Possession for the purpose of trafwhile interacting with the driver. These ficking, 2 counts suspicions led to determination that • Possession of property obtained by the vehicle was stolen. As result the crime, over $5000 driver arrested and a search resulted • Possession of property obtained by in the seizure of just over 300 grams of crime, under $5000 suspected methamphetamine, approxi- • Fail to comply with a release order, mately 4 grams of suspected fentanyl 3 counts and indicators of drug trafficking. Jonathan Blyan was held for a JP Jonathan Drake Blyan (28) of Cold hearing and was remanded to appear in Lake was arrested and charged with Vermilion Provincial the following offences: Cour t on M onday

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February 16, 2021 to speak to bail. “The interdiction of this significant amount of illegal drugs will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the community it was destined for. If it were not for the timely reporting from a member of the community, RCMP may not have been able to make this arrest and seizure.” Cpl Mike Dunsmore Vermilion RCMP.

5 Simple Tax Tips For 2021

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In a normal year, taxes can be complicated. This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, filing taxes will be different and potentially more confusing for many of us who experienced a change in income or employment terms, or received government financial support and benefits. To help you navigate the filing process, here are five essential tax tips for this year. 1. Take note of key dates and stay ahead. It’s important to file your taxes on time to avoid any penalties or interruption of benefits. If you owe, you’ll need to be even more vigilant as the CRA can charge you penalties of five per cent on that amount, plus an additional one per cent for each month you fail to file, for a maximum of 12 months. 2. Stay organized. Before you sit down to file or seek help from a tax expert, gather any forms, slips and receipts that may be needed. Keeping your receipts organized and doing so in advance can help make filing your taxes easier. “There’s also the option of taking photos of receipts and adding them to an online folder or storing it in your email that you can reference anytime, so you can stay orga-

nized and clutter free,” suggests Lisa Gittens, senior tax expert at H&R Block. 3. Don’t leave money on the table. Tax credits can be a big help if you’re looking to reduce the amount of taxes owed or to maximize your refund. Do your research or seek help from a tax expert so you can claim all the credits that apply to you, including any new ones that were introduced due to the pandemic. For example, if you had to work from home due to COVID-19, you may be able to claim eligible home office expenses – even if you didn’t save any receipts. 4. Take advantage of free tax calculators. “Using a calculator can help simplify the tax process and make it easy to figure out how much tax you may need to pay, or if the CRA owes you,” says Gittens. “It also helps you navigate any tax implications from changes in your employment circumstances or from benefits received in relation to the pandemic. And if you end up owing, you can start putting money aside to pay that tax bill when the time comes.” 5. Ask for help. If you’re concerned about preparing your own return, ask for a hand. A trained tax expert will always point you in the right direction and answer any questions you may have.

SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT The County of Vermilion River is seeking a number of highly motivated people to join our safety-oriented team for a variety of seasonal positions (approximately May 1—October 1 *weather dependent). The County of Vermilion River is an equal opportunity employer and while experience is preferred, we are willing to train the right people. Safety tickets would be considered an asset.

GENERAL LABOURERS: Mower Operators Road Crew Facility Maintenance General Public Works

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NW-27-46-2W4M Adjacent to Range Road 23 North of Township Road 464 SITE DESCRIPTION:  160 acres (150 arable acres)  Agricultural District  More informa�on can be found on our website: Tenders & For Sale

BID PROCEDURE: Bids will be accepted at the County Office un�l March 5, 2021 at 12:00 Noon MST Sale is subject to Condi�ons of the County Property is sold “AS IS”

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Your application should clearly state your qualifications and position you are applying for.

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. Positions will remain open until suitable candidates are found. These positions are only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada. Applications clearly marked: “CONFIDENTIAL – Seasonal Employment” can be submitted by March 1, 2021 to: Human Resources Manager, County of Vermilion River 4912 – 50 Avenue, Box 69 Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0 Email: hr@county24.com vermilion-river.com

RESERVE BID: $557,000 PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSFER COSTS, SERVICING COSTS OR GST.

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J.R. Robson School News

Raynette Schroeder can go to our website to book your time. Submitted ELA 9 students were challenged with February 19 will taking on the role of Melinda Sordino (the be the last day to add or drop courses for main character of our novel, Speak) and second semester for high school students. completing a project in a way that repreA reminder that Pink Shirt Day is coming sented her emotional state and struggles up on Wednesday, February 24. with post-traumatic stress. Students incorParent-Teacher interviews dates have porated and explained many symbols from been set for March 30 and April 15. They the novel to reflect her personal growth. will start earlier this year (4:30-7:30) since We would like to say hello to Jean Abt, they will all be done over the phone. You the daughter of J.R. Robson, who follows

Modeling clay.

our monthly newsletter from her home of character have made him a man to be in Calgary. In our Learning Commons remembered.” a picture of JR Robson hangs upon the Important dates: wall and the following biography appears Feb. 24: Pink Shirt Day below it: “JR Robson was a former teacher Mar. 5: BTPS Learning Day – no classes and farmer who served as the secretaryMar. 17: Grad Photo Retake Day treasurer of the Vermilion School Division Mar. 30: Parent/Teacher Interviews from 1939-1964. JR Robson was dedi4:30-7:30 cated to excellence in education, and Apr. 2-9: Easter Break – no classes service to his community. His love of learnApr. 15: Parent/Teacher Interviews ing, concern for others and his strength 4:30-7:30.

Pastel. Photos submitted

Karen King Submitted

The Great Kindness Challenge presented to staff and students last week was a hit. Many kind acts were set in motion and witnessed. Fantastic job students. If there ever was a year to be kind, it is this one. Many of our classes celebrated Valentines’ Day on the Wednesday before Valentines. Our staff provided a safe option for students to exchange Valentines’ cards. The cards were brought in a week before and quarantined. Then on February 10, teachers and students handed out the cards to the fortunate recipients. We thank parents for their organization in getting these cards into our school early. On February 11 and 12, teachers at VES had their teachers’ convention. Because of COVID restrictions, we were not able to go to Edmonton. Instead, we were each told to stay at home (or school) and view the sessions offered online. Once again, there were several sessions offered for each time slot. We very much missed the visiting and networking that is done with teachers from other schools, so we look forward to going to our 2022 convention in hopes that that can be done once again. The New Year has brought with it many changes for VIBE programming here at

Vermilion Elementary School News

VES. The Grade 2 and 2/3 classes have started the Seven Habits of Happy Kids, learning skills and habits that allow them to succeed in life. Grade 3 is kicking off the Superflex program, which helps them to learn how to behave in expected ways and use flexible thinking to solve their problems. Mrs. Tupper’s Grade 4 class has started a program called DooGoods, encouraging students to do good deeds and observe the ripple effect of being kind. The Grade 6 classes have also started a new program this month called Hopeful Minds. Students are learning what hope is and the brain science around it. VES’s Celebration of Learning was scheduled for February 25. In view of COVID restrictions, we cannot have many parents in our school at the same time. Therefore, if saddens us to say that we are cancelling our Celebration of Learning. Instead, we are having two days of parent teacher interviews in March. The Kindergarten Virtual Information Night for the 2021-2022 school year will be hosted on March 8 from 7-8 p.m. Please contact the school at (780)-853-5444 to provide an email address for us to send the virtual meeting invite to you. If you are not available for the virtual meeting, we will have a video of information available for you. You are currently welcome to register at any time by calling the school. Please provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate. Your

child is eligible to attend if he/ she is five years of age prior to December 31, 2021. To access the online registration form go to the BTPS website www.btps.ca Dates to Remember: Feb. 19 – 100th Day of School; Feb. 24 – Pink Shirt Day;

Feb. 25 – Celebration Day Cancelled; Mar. 3 – Dress up as a Super Hero or as Someone Who Is Your Super Hero; Mar. 5 – BTPS Learning Day – No School; Mar. 8-12 – Science Fair; Mar. 15 – School Council Meeting at 7:00.

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BULL BREEDERS Environment and Parks

Alberta Fishing Week: Minister Nixon

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Minister of Environment and Parks Jason Nixon issued the following statement on Alberta Fishing Week: “Fishing is a fun way to create longlasting memories with our friends and family while connecting with some of this province’s greatest natural resources – our lakes, rivers, streams, and the fish species that call them home. “Feb. 8 marked the start of Alberta Fishing Week, which allows us to celebrate these natural resources and increase awareness about responsible

angling, from proper fish handling to ice safety. “As an avid outdoorsman and the Minister of Environment and Parks, I am determined to ensure we all have opportunities to enjoy a rewarding fishing experience in Alberta, but at the same time ensuring their quality, diversity and sustainability. “One of the highlights of Alberta Fishing Week is Family Fishing Weekend, happening on the Family Day long weekend (Feb 13-15). If it’s been a while since your last catch, or if you want to try it for the first time with your kids, Family Fish-

ing Weekend is the perfect opportunity to do so. On this weekend, a sport fishing license is not required to fish in the province. Please note that this does not apply to national parks, and Alberta’s sport fishing regulations still apply. “If you have questions about how many fish and what sizes you’re allowed to keep or if the use of bait is allowed, I encourage you to review the latest Alberta Environment and Parks guide to sport fishing regulations before heading out on the ice. This guide will answer any questions you may have about the regulations in effect for the area you’re plan-

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BULL BREEDERS Lorna Hamilton

Rusylvia Cattle Co. - A True Family Operation

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Rusylvia Cattle Co. which is owned and operated by Ken and Josie Pashulka and their three sons Tyson, Riley, and Taylor is located five miles north of Derwent and was established in 1994 when Ken and Josie were married. The farm was named after the small town Rusylvia located between Derwent and Clandonald where owner Ken Pashulka grew up. “We are truly a family operation with the three boys growing up in the cab of the equipment, sorting cows, and doing all the jobs that running a farm operation involves from a young age,” explained Ken. The three Pashulka boys were active in the 4-H program, Junior breed shows for 12 years, and as Ken explains, “They were lucky enough to have travel experiences within Canada, the USA and Australia.” Josie was a 4-H leader for 12 years and has for years taught the AI programs at Lakeland College, VBP plus Beef Program Auditor and is an Alberta Beef Producer Delegate. The entire Pashulka family is passionate about what they do, and while each member of the family loves different aspects of the operation they work with each person’s interest in the business. “We love Agriculture and all that it has to offer us as a family and as a business,” explained Ken. Josie went on to explain that they love the cattle business and enjoy all the people they encounter through showing, and selling animals and while there are challenges when it comes to weather, markets and politics, and all the other factors which are out of their control it is always worth it and very rewarding. “The job of feeding the world, which every farmer does, is extremely important but certainly challenging. The hours are long during calving especially in cold weather, however, there is nothing like seeing a new calf get up and nurse for the 1st time, or on a warm spring day a group of calves laying in the straw enjoying the warm sun. There are long hours harvesting crops in the fall but the rewards of working together as a family and seeing what you’ve produced, developed and raised is worth it,” Josie explained. The Pashulkas all agree there are many rewards to their chosen lifestyle. They have shown cattle across western Canada at exhibitions such as Agribition, FarmFair, Stockade Roundup, and Olds Classic as well as Jackpot, Junior and Breed shows. “The places we travelled, the people we’ve met from other breeders to agri-

culture society committees, sponsors and supporters are certainly a highlight and relationship we value,” explained Ken, who went on to say they love doing summer pasture tours with visitor driving through the herds seeing the calves develop and grow. Rusylvia Cattle Co. is a large operation with approximately 400 head of cattle consisting of 50 Simmental cows, 75 Black Angus, and 75 Maine Anjou purebred cows with the remaining being commercial cows. They are members of the Canadian Angus Association, Canadian Simmental Association and the Canadian Maine Anjou Association. They have won numerous awards at cattle shows across western Canada including Agribition (Regina), FarmFair (Edmonton), Stockade Roundup (Lloydminster), Fall Classic (Olds), Calgary Stampede as well as at several fairs including the local Vermilion Fair Junior and Jackpot shows. “We’ve travelled and been successful showing at National Western Stock Show in Denver Colorado. Our family was also provided a provincial Farm Family Award winner a few years back which was a great event and award to win,” explained Ken. They have had Maine Anjou cattle since

1994 when Josie brought her herd from Manitoba which she had started in 1981 while being in 4-H, which Josie says are extremely quiet and have great hair and also have incredible mothering abilities. The family added Black Angus to their herd in the early 2000s as they valued the crossing abilities with the Maines. “The Angus added frame size moderations and great conformation on feet and udders,” explained Ken.

Seven years ago they added the Simmental breed because as their boys got older and continued showing across western Canada they like the excitement with the breed, the moderation and performance that came with having Simmentals. Rusylvia Cattle Co has been selling bulls for 26 years by private treaty out of their yard and is excited to have their first bull sale on March 3 of this year.

From left, Tyson, Josie, Taylor, Riley and Ken Pashulka of Rusylvia Cattle Co. Photo submitted

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BULL BREEDERS

Farmers Invited To View Video Of 9th Annual Chops & Crops Collaboration

Alberta Wheat and Barley Commission

event during the pandemic by hosting the Agriculture Minister for a ninth year - albeit Nine Alberta commodity groups contin- virtually. ued to collaborate on the Chops & Crops “It all goes without saying that the event Submitted

looks a lot different than it has in previous years,” said Todd Hames, Chair of the Alberta Wheat Commission, who delivered opening remarks at the virtual event with

the theme of Feeding Albertans. “Typically, we welcome a larger group of colleagues, government officials and industry stakeholders in an evening of celebration in which we showcase the finest foods and drinks produced right here in Alberta. But this year has taught us all the art of adapting.” The benefit of a virtual event is that the discussion with Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen was recorded and shared with more producers. The recording is available here and a transcript can be viewed here. The chairs of the host commodity groups asked the Minister questions on topics such as trade barriers, research, water quality and security, business risk management, value-added processing, rural infrastructure, federal carbon tax and offsets, and more. The annual Chops & Crops event is a testament to the power of collaboration among the agricultural commodity groups, as well as an asset in maintaining communication with the provincial government. “I want to thank Minister Dreeshen and my fellow colleagues for being here tonight,” Hames told the group gathered virtually on Nov. 23. “We look forward to a productive conversation towards building a collaboration and addressing the needs of a competitive, financially stable agricultural sector as a means to contribute to Alberta›s economy, recovery plan and carry our farmers into the next generation.” For more information, please contact: Megan Evans, Events Manager (587) 582-0204.

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Learning Resources For Farmers

Brian Kennedy, Grower Relations and Extension Manager | Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions Submitted

With many conferences and events being c an c elle d this winter, far m ers and rural residents that embrace life-long learning pursuits may feel that they are missing out on learning opportunities that have been traditionally available. We put together a few ideas that may inspire you to pursue professional or personal development online while in-person opportunities are limited. D i d yo u k n ow t h at t h e A l b e r t a Wheat and Barley Commissions have a podcast? Jeremy Boychyn, research agronomy extension specialist, began the agronomy focused The Growing Point newsletter and podcast before COVID-19 limited traditional learning opportunities. Visit albertawheatbarley.com to subscribe and listen to The Growing Point. This past year the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions also launched a farmer-friendly online webinar series titled In the Field. These webinars feature exper ts including Dr. Boyd Mori, Dr. Breanne Tidemann, Dr. Kelly Turkington among many others and are available to watch at any time on

our YouTube channel. There are far too many YouTube channels and podcasts to list here but even a basic list of online and virtual resources would be incomplete without mentioning RealAgriculture. RealAgriculture has more than 230 podcasts available in their library that can bring added value to your farming operation. You can also stream Wheat School videos at realagriculture.com. If you missed being able to attend a crop tour in person this summer, Farming Smarter uploads highlights of their applied research and other agronomy focused videos on YouTube as well. Just search for “Farming Smarter” on YouTube. If you are looking to sharpen up your management skills, Farm Management Canada (FMC) offers a suite of management resources for farmers.

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We Have Questions. You Have The Answers

This column usually tells you about a research project that the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) has supported using Canadian Beef Cattle Check- Off

funds paid by producers like yourself. Sometimes you may ask yourself “why on earth did they fund that?” ,“why don’t they do research on this?” or “do they ask producers what they need?” Well, read on. Here’s your chance to tell us what you

need. The 13 cattle producers from across Canada who sit on the council aren’t the only ones who decide how checkoff research funds are allocated. You fund us, so we’re asking you what you want Cana-

da’s forage, cattle and beef researchers to work on over the next five years. It’s easy to provide a general answer to this question — most of us would likely identify long-term profitability, environmental sustainability, and public and consumer confidence as important challenges facing Canada’s beef industry. But what are the specific long-term profitability, environmental sustainability, and public and consumer confidence challenges you face? It depends on who you are, where you are and what sector of the industry you operate in. The key to long-term profitability for a retailer may relate to cut size and price point. An exporter’s answer will depend on which markets they’re targeting. A packer may suggest labour availability, higher quality grades and simple, cost-effective strategies to ensure food safety. Feedlots may mention labour shortages and cost of gain. Cow-calf producers may raise concerns about rising land prices due to competition from crop production. We could ask the same questions about environmental sustainability and public confidence in the beef industry. But the BCRC funds research and technology transfer, so our real question is, “How can research help tackle these challenges?” For instance, how can research help deal with the profitability challenge posed by escalating land prices? One producer may suggest plant breeding to produce higher yielding forage varieties, so that the land can support higher stocking rates. Continued on page 19


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BULL BREEDERS Continued from page 18 Another may think that stocking rates could be increased if grazing management researchers could demonstrate improved soil health and forage productivity. A third may suggest research to determine whether cover crops can help reduce cow wintering costs as part of an extended grazing strategy. His or her neighbour may want to see improved vaccines to improve calving rates and reduce abortions and death losses. Another may say the key is to figure out how ranchers and crop producers can work together more closely and mutually benefit each other’s operations. Everyone’s answer will also depend on which region of the country they’re from. So asking a handful of producers what their research priorities are may generate some pretty wide-ranging answers. But themes will start to emerge if we hear from hundreds of you. We’re also active in technology transfer. Once the research has been completed and the results are in, what’s the best way to present the information to you to help make meaningful management decisions? Provincial governments traditionally played a leading role in extension and technology transfer, but many have significantly reduced their extension activities over the years. Some have eliminated extension entirely. The BCRC is working hard to help fill this gap as best we can with our limited resources, and is trying to find the best ways to get reliable, regionally relevant, sciencebased production and management information into your hands. What we’re doing: We’ve opened an  online survey to shape the next version of the National Beef Research and Technology Transfer Strategy. You can participate if you have 15 minutes and internet access. What we’ll learn: We’ll use the sur vey responses to establish and update our priorities in the strategy. This will focus the BCRC’s research funding decisions over the next five years. We’ll work with federal and provincial government funding agencies as we develop the strategy so that they’re aware of what the beef industry’s research priorities are, and to encourage them to align their funding priorities and decisions with producers’ priorities. So what does this mean to me? Have your say. We’re listening. Pour yourself a coffee, go to www.beefresearch.ca and fill out the survey before March 5. You’ll likely be done before you reach the bottom of the cup. Most of the questions are multiple choice, but there are also oppor tunities to make suggestions, recommendations and comments about research and technology transfer. Over 500 people participated in the 2016 survey. Those survey results, together with information about research that had been recently completed or was still underway, informed focus groups of producers, industry stakeholders (e.g. forage companies, nutritional consultants, packers, veterinarians, etc.), and key researchers who together mapped out new research priorities. These priorities were then available for comment before they were finalized. We’ll follow the same process again this year; we’ll just be doing it all virtually this time. Help make sure we’re funding the research that will answer your ques-

tions and we turn research results into information and tools that are useful to you, your operation and your industry. The Beef Cattle Research Council is funded by the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off. The BCRC partners with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, provincial beef industry groups and governments to advance research and technology transfer supporting the Canadian beef industry’s vision to be recognized as a preferred supplier of healthy, high-quality beef, cattle and genetics. Dr. Reynold Bergen is the science director of the Beef Cattle Research Council. This article was written by Dr. Reynold Bergen, Science Director at the Beef Cattle Research Council. It originally appeared in the February 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen magazine and is reprinted with permission. Thank you to BCRC for permission to reprint this article. For more informa-

tion check the website at http://www.

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Important Notice For Farmers: Training And Testing For MELT Extension Drivers

Alberta Wheat Commission Submitted

Team Alberta – consisting of Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers and the Alber ta Wheat Commission – would like to ensure that farmers are aware of the approaching deadline of March 1, 2021, to complete the necessary testing for the Class 1 Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) equivalency under the Alberta Transp or t at i o n far m er an d far m wor ker extension program.  Team Alberta is aware of the numerous concerns spanning the province that farmers and farm workers are experiencing related to completing the training and testing prior to this dead-

What can you do if you’re experiencing issues? For those who need to complete their MELT road test before March 1, 2021, please contact Alberta Transportation to book your road test date. See below for contact information.  Additionally, if you are a farmer or farm worker who has successfully applied to the extension program and are experiencing issues with training and testing in this timeframe, here are some steps you can take:   1. Contact Alberta Transportation  General Contact Information for Scheduling Road Tests Assistance: Online Booking Website: https://

Learn About Quality Dugouts

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line.   Together with other producer groups across the agricultural sector in Alberta, we have been actively working with Alberta Transportation to find solutions. The concerns being heard indicate a lack of sufficient training and testing capacity and other systematic issues.   We have hear d c on c er ns as far back as the summer of 2020, related to lengthy training waiting times, testing limitations, and equipment and language barriers. These concerns have been relayed to Alberta Transportation, we are in regular communication and they are actively working to reduce the barriers. 

Learn best Learn best practices for building and maintaining a dependable dugout in an upcoming webinar series. practices for building and maintaining a dependable dugout in an upcoming webinar series. ‘Dugouts are an impor tant multipurpose water source for rural residents,’ says Shawn Elgert, agricultural water engineer with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. ‘This 2-part webinar series is geared for those with dugouts for

livestock, fish dugouts and household tion – intake systems, pumps, usage, not including drinking water.’ o f f s o u r c e l i v e s t o c k w a t e rElgert will cover a number of topics ing systems, potential funding including: sources • planning considerations – regula• water quality issues and treattory issues, size, location, water ment solutions – algal blooms, supply chemical pollutants, livestock • dugout design – soil texture, side run-off, preventative and reacslopes, inlet structures, sedimentionary measures tation • dugouts for stocking fish – water • construction – pre-construction source testing, ideal water qualtesting, liners, excavating equipity, sizing, aeration, predators ment, hiring a contractor Register for Rural dugouts: a 2-part • dugout operation and protec- webinar series

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eservices.alberta.ca/book-a-drivers-road-test.html Email: driverexaminations@gov. ab.ca Phone: 780-427-8230 (toll-free by first dialing 310-0000) 2. Contact your MLA To be sure your concerns are being heard broadly, you can write or phone your Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA). 3. Reach out to the crop commissions for further information; S hann o n Sere d a – s sere d a@ albertawheatbarley.com. Karla Bergstrom – karla@albertacanola. com . Nevin Rosaasen – nrosaasen@albertpulse.com.

Contact For more information, connect with Shawn Elgert: Hours: 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays) Phone: 780-674-8215 Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta) Email: shawn.elgert@gov.ab.ca For media inquiries about this article, call Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s media line: Phone: 780-422-1005

At Balog Auction Approx. 60 bulls and 25 bred heifers

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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