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Canada’s music education charity, MusiCounts, announced that $1 million worth of instruments, equipment, and resources, will be divided between 95 schools across Canada through the MusiCounts Band Aid Program. The MusiCounts Band Aid Program grants up to $15,000 for high-need schools to furnish or refurbish their music programming. Sixty-five per cent of the schools that applied for the MusiCounts Band Aid Program reported an annual budget of $500 or less for music education at their school. With this in mind, the new instru-

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educator who wishes to bring contemporary Indigenous music into the classroom. “There are so many things to be excited about regarding the 2021 MusiCounts Band Aid Program grant recipients,” says Kristy Fletcher, Executive Director of MusiCounts. “The $1 million we are awarding will transform what music education looks like at these schools. We are so proud to be supporting new and existing music programs that represent all styles of music instruction to support young Canadians’ heritage, traditions, and interests. By collaborating with TikTok Canada, we are committing to evolving with music, technology, and young voices across the

country.” The $1 million investment will support 95 schools from coast to coast to coast, including unprecedented investments in the Territories ($173,000 to 16 schools) and the Atlantic Provinces ($218,500 to 18 schools). The MusiCounts Band Aid Program operates through an equitybased lens, and prioritizes schools that support Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC) youth with culturallyspecific programming. Of the recipient schools, nearly 40 per cent identified as supporting large populations of BIPOC youth. Continued on page 3

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A Regular Town Council Meeting was held on May 4, here are some of the highlights: C ommunit y Peac e O f fi c er Greg Maughan began his duties on May 4, and was introduced to and warmly welcomed

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by the Council members. Council proclaimed May 9-15 as International Economic Development Week. The council did their second and third readings of the 2021 Budget and it was presented as a motion by Councillor Clint McCullough. “That Council for the Town of Vermil-

ion approve the 2021 Operating Budget of $14,665,572, including transfer to reserves of $1,369,698 and a 2021 Final Capital Budget of $2,840,000,” stated McCullough. This motion was carried, and the 2021 Budget was approved. The Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) is stalled and the Town

is waiting to hear from the Government of Alberta in regards to the arbitration process. You can watch Council meetings through the Town’s YouTube channel which you can access through their website. The next regular Council meeting is May 18 at 7p.m.

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The Vermilion 4-H Beef Club gathered outside at the Agriculture Grounds to do their required two hours of community service on May 5. The club members cleaned up garbage and debris alongside the fence line on the North side of the grounds. “We would like to thank the community for always supporting our 4-H Beef Club. We know the last year has been tough on families. Our community support always pulls through. Cleaning up the Ag grounds is one small thing we can do to give back and we are proud to do it,” said Club Leader, Cheryl Westman. Vermilion 4-H Beef club. Photos Jerianne Bardoel

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Get your FREE Menu (780) 666-2336 | HeartToHomeMeals.ca Continued from page 1 Kitscoty School, 1 of 4 schools in the entire Buffalo Trail Division that has a music program, was able to purchase 30 guitars for their Junior High Music Class with MusiCounts Band Aid Program. Due to COVID19 the music class is not able to use their regular classroom with their band instruments because there is not enough room to have proper spacing between students. “The students are going to be learning how to play guitars, so that way we can get back to learning to play music. One hundred and twenty kids will once again be able to play music. We like to study music of all kinds and all types. There are many different cultures of music that we look at. The main goal at Kitscoty is to have the students develop a passion for music in general, but we are looking at incorporating more indigenous type music as well because it is one culture we should study and understand. Senior Band is still able to play their band

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instruments spread out in the gym as their class is before school, but they will also learn a little guitar on the side,” said Kitscoty School Music Teacher Jamie Stromberg. With MusiCounts’ support, schools are finally able to replace old and broken instruments (some reportedly over 60 years of age), or purchase entirely new instruments to reflect the student population’s cultural identity and unique needs. The MusiCounts Band Aid Program supports all approaches to music education, and recipients in the 2021 cohort will be funding recording studios, drum-making workshops led by Indigenous Elders, and ukulele ensembles. “We are grateful to be given the opportunity to stretch our learning in a new way and we are looking forward to keeping guitars apart of our music program here, continuing in our future even if we get to go back to our regular band instruments as well,” said Stromberg. MusiCounts is proud to support the

incredible work of teachers and educators recipient schools, visit www.musicounts. from across Canada, particularly during ca/2021/05/05/2021-band-aid-recipients/. the COVID-19 pandemic, when delivering quality music education has been a unique challenge. For the full list of the 2021 MusiCounts Band Aid Program

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Three Cities Library Runs For Children’s Hospitals

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Paradise Valley’s Three Cities Library and E.H. Walter students are participating in The Million Reasons Run for the month of May and librarian Xander Adams is hopeful that their community will help them reach their goal of 1500 kilometres and $1,500. This fundraiser is a virtual

running challenge held throughout May. Participants can choose their distance and their fundraising goals. All the funds raised support research at local children’s hospitals. The community team name is Paradise Valley Game Changers and school students will all participate in a run each week accumulating 300km/week, not only

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T h i s s pr i n g h a s been very dry. I am hoping for a muchneeded rain to settle all the allergens, and bring on the greening of the grass. As the farmer s are busy seeding, I hope the old saying “seed in the dust, and your bins will bust” rings true for this year. We have all been through a lot, so baking up a treat seems perfectly justified. Enjoying chocolate cream pie is both decadent and comfor ting. When you make it yourself, there is far less sugar than commercially prepared products. Cocoa is known to be heart healthy and beneficial to the

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Vermilion Oil Paving The Way To Jasper

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O il has always been an important par t of the local industry for Vermilion, at least going back to the 1920s or so. Before Alberta was ever a oil producing juggernaut though, Vermilion was a major source of oil for the province, but it wasn’t always used in a manner that you would assume. Back in September of 1939, a new oil strike was reported and the oil from that strike was then utilized to pave

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highways, but not just any highway, the new highway going into one of the most scene parts of the province, Jasper. It was announced by W.A. Fallow, the Minister of Public Works, based on the analysis by J.A. Kelso, that the oil samples would be perfect for the highway. Over a weekend in September, Fallow and the Minister of Lands and Mines, N.E. Tanner, came to Vermilion to inspect the oil fields and upon their return to Edmonton they were enthusiastic over the oil prospects at the wells in the fields, feeling there would be more than enough for the oil requirements of Alberta roads, limiting the need for

importations outside of the province. The Vermilion oil appeared to be a heavy asphaltic base and that would make it perfect for the use on roads. Fallow would say, quote: “We could use 50 wells like the first one.” The oil field was also located at the right place to be utilized, especially when it came to paving the road for the Jasper Highway, which would begin the following year. The Vermilion well would go to a depth of 1,848 feet and to meet the needs of the province and its road paving, pumping operations would have to go into full

operation. So, when you drive into Jasper, underneath that road at the base, you will likely still find traces of the oil that came from Vermilion in the heart of The Great Depression. I put out a histor y magazine that highlights many aspects of Canadian history. It is free and is delivered to your inbox. E-mail me to subscribe at craig@ canadaehx.com Support the column and my history show at www.patreon.com/canadaehx Li ste n to my p o d c a st Can ad i an History Ehx on all podcast platforms or at www.canadaehx.ca

How Computers Could Steal Our Jobs

In the early 1800s the world changed t r e m e n d o u s l y, factor y workers ceased to have jobs as their financ ial security was exchanged for machines. These machines could do the same work much more efficiently than people and for a fraction of the cost. Today we face another mass industry-wide unemployment as many sectors could experience major reinvention due to the advancements in AI (Artificial Intelligence) and robotics. Major improvements have been made in the field of robotics in the last few years. A Robotics startup company called Boston Dynamics recently released its first commercial product, Spot. The Spot robot dog is capable of opening doors, carrying objects, and navigating perfectly through its environment, even avoiding moving obstacles such as people, bikes, and cars. Though an incredible achieve-

ment, robots like Spot are not the end goal, and the company is already working on humanoid versions of their original product dubbed Atlas. Boston Dynamics hopes these robots will be used in the workplace to carry heavy objects or help with construction work. Thanks to the advancements made in AI the Boston Dynamics team was able to produce robots that are both aware of their bodies and the world they inhabit. However AI is not just for powering the brains of robots, it can also be any computer program that emulates human traits such as learning or problem-solving. Specifically, the sub-category of AI most often used is called machine learning, this encompasses complex algorithms designed to teach the computer tasks the way we humans learn, through trial and error. This means that a computer can learn almost anything a human can learn given enough time. Anything that could be seen as boring and repetitive is perfect for a computer and could be in danger of being automated. For example, with the advance-

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ments in self-driving cars, truck drivers could risk losing their jobs when the slowmoving government legalization of selfdriving technology finally goes through. Self-driving cars are already capable enough to take shipments back and forth between two locations, and once it’s made legal to have a car drive without a driver on board they could run 24/7, vastly surpassing the advantages of a human. Of course, other fields are in danger as well, construction, food service, manufacturing, retail, office administration are all predictable jobs a computer would be very capable of doing. Google’s new AI assistant aims to replace the need for a receptionist by taking calls and placing appointments as well as interacting with people in an AI-based but humansounding way. Unfortunately, it’s hard to find a reason an employer would not choose an AI over a real person when a computer could do the same work more efficiently, doesn’t take breaks, and doesn’t take a wage. These fields will likely start to see AI introduced in the next 5-10 years and are

expected to be completely AI-driven by 2030 according to current estimations. Though many jobs will be lost, new positions should also arise such as maintaining and servicing the robots. Some workplaces will only have AI or robots as a supplement to human workers, taking away some of the trivial tasks to make time for more engaging work. A lot of professionals in the field believe that after this automation of the workplace there will not be enough work available to fill the demand. It is expected that more than 20 percent of people will lose their jobs to the machines. Considering that in the great depression the number of unemployed was around 25 percent this is a big deal. Many are calling for the government to introduce UBI (universal basic income) as a solution. For those who don’t know, UBI is a proposed government program that would provide everyone with a basic income each month, currently proposed to be between one and two thousand dollars. This would help deal with the job shortage but could create its own problems as well.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST Buffalo Trail Public Schools invites applica�ons from qualified individuals for the posi�on of Occupa�onal Therapist. The Occupa�onal Therapist (OT) will provide effec�ve support and services to students in our schools by working collabora�vely with BTPS students, families, educa�onal staff, school administra�on, therapy assistants, mul�-disciplinary teams, and external agencies, etc. Through collabora�ve partnerships with classroom teachers and other professionals, the Occupa�onal Therapist will be responsible for the selec�on, development, and implementa�on of strategies, ac�vi�es, and program plans to support the development of fine and visual motor, self-help and/or sensory/regula�on, etc. skills of students within inclusive educa�on environments; including preschools/playschools, kindergartens, and Grade 1-12 classrooms. Repor�ng to the Director of Inclusive Learning, the OT will support and promote the success of all students as part of mul�disciplinary teams across the school division. This is a 1.0 FTE posi�on commencing the end of August 2021 ending on June 30, 2022 (with a strong possibility of extension into the 2022/2023 school year). This is a 1.0 FTE employment posi�on with benefits. Please refer to our website www.btps.ca click on ‘careers’ and then ‘support staff’ to review the qualifica�ons and responsibili�es for this posi�ons. For more informa�on, please contact Crystal Tower, Director of Inclusive Learning, at 780-806-9312, or by email, crystal.tower@btps.ca . This posi�on will provide school and jurisdic�on Occupa�onal Therapy support and services to children/ students within all schools in Buffalo Trail Public Schools. The successful candidate will be required to provide a clear Criminal and Vulnerable Sector Check. A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are necessary since travel is required as part of this posi�on. Salary will commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience and training. Only applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted. Applica�ons will remain open un�l a suitable applicant is found. Applica�ons received prior to 4:30 pm on Monday, May 24, 2021 will receive strong considera�on.

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Canadian Army Validates Readiness At Largest Annual Training Exercise

National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces dian soldiers are prepared to deploy in Submitted support of Canadians in any capacity, From May 1- May 11, approximately including combat operations. 2,500 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) “At any given time, the Government of personnel took part in Exercise MAPLE Canada can call upon the Canadian Army RESOLVE 21 in Wainwright, Alberta. to undertake missions for the protecExercise MAPLE RESOLVE is the tion of Canada and Canadians and the Canadian Army’s largest and most maintenance of international peace and complex annual training exerc ise. security. Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE This essential event ensures Cana- ensures that our soldiers are prepared to

answer that call in the most complex and volatile of environments,” said MajorGeneral Michel-Henri St-Louis, Acting Commander, Canadian Army. Over the course of the pandemic, the Canadian Army has demonstrated it can responsibly conduct essential training in a persistent COVID-19 environment. This has been completed through strict adherence to a layered risk mitigation strategy, which will continue to be firmly enforced.

“Training in a COVID-19 environment is an extra layer of complexity, but it is necessary. We will continue to constantly evaluate the risk posed by COVID-19 and consult our medical partners as excellent training is achieved during Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 21. The health, safety and wellness of our members, our families, and our communities are paramount,” said Colonel Patrick Robichaud, Commander, Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre.

COMMUNITY MAY 13th to 20th, 2021 CLEANUP

Let’s show support and love for our community by picking up stray garbage. Please send a photo of your group in action to fcss@vermilion.ca for Town social media and for a chance to win some great swag! Gloves, masks, and garbage bags can be picked up at the Town Hall Office May 10 – 20 by calling 780-853-5358. *As per COVID-19 restrictions, please follow all AHS guidelines including wearing a mask, staying 6 ft. apart and washing/sanitizing your hands.

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Three Digit National Suicide Prevention Line Is Starting To Come Together

Dawn Riley Reporter

At their March 15 Council Meeting, Minburn County Councillors approved a request to endorse the creation of a National three digit Suicide Prevention phone number. Earlier this year, Lakeland MP Shannon Stubbs sent a letter to all the municipalities in her constituency asking them to support this important initiative. Several Municipalities throughout Western Canada have signed on to endorse the motion originally put forward in December of last year by Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty. What is being sought after is a three digit number that a person can call for help when they are struggling with suicidal thoughts or actions. This number would be a nationwide service that provides local support to a caller, something particularly crucial in

rural and northern regions of Canada. The 988 Initiative could help prevent some of the roughly 4000 suicides that occur annually in Canada, a number which could easily rise due to the stress and strains the pandemic has caused. According to Crisis Services Canada, between seven to ten people are permanently affected by a suicide, this national initiative could be a major step in helping those numbers drop. This is not an overnight process however. Canada is looking at a minimum of two years to get the project functioning and everybody on board, including the provinces, territories and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The CRTC will be responsible for setting up and maintaining the three digit number. It took the United States four years and $367 million to get their number established which should be operating by July of 2022. No cost projection has been released for Canada’s Initiative as of yet. The goal of the national number would be to ensure that all Canadians who need support are able to access it and receive the same service, regardless of where they reside. Dr. Allison Crawford, chief medical officer of Canada Suicide Prevention Service says that being able to dial just three digits could be the small step someone needs to get the help they need. This project also has the potential to help create national standards for best practices when dealing with crisis services, something that can benefit everyone. Strategies and practices that are common across the country means that potentially no matter where someone is struggling, they are going to receive the same care they would in their own home base. For more information on suicide prevention, visit the Crisis Services Canada or the Canadian Mental Health Association websites.

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Crime Prevention Week - Ways To Help Prevent Crime

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

In Canada, Crime Prevention Week began in November, 1983 and the Alberta government began acknowledging the week with a provincial focus in 1992. At the request of Alberta police services, Crime Prevention Week was moved to the month of May to coincide with National Police week in 1993. The purpose of Crime Prevention Week is to raise awareness of crime prevention strategies and educate individuals, groups and organizations on how they can improve safety in their communities and also what they can do to help prevent crime from happening. According to https://www.alberta.ca/ crime-prevention certain negative factors, circumstances and influencers can increase the likelihood of a person committing a crime. The factors can be complex and wide-ranging and can be unique to an individual or represent a broader societal issue. Risk factors include: education

levels, change in family situations, unemployment and low income, alcohol and drug problems, shifting societal values, increased migration to cities, and changes within communities where fewer people know each other. It is said that by recognizing risk factors that contribute to crime, communities can use proactive measures to help reduce crime in their area. Some ways to help prevent crime are to promote the well-being of individuals and encourage pro-social behaviour through cultural, social, economic, health and educational programs and initiatives. Changing the social conditions that minimize the benefits of crime while increasing the likelihood of criminals being apprehended can lead to less offenses being commited. Community residents can also take it upon themselves to reduce the opportunities for criminals to commit the crime by adding additional safeguards around their homes. The Alberta RCMP recently released a statement stating that in 2020 there were 6,987 Break

and Enters to homes, outbuildings, and cottages, an 18 per cent decrease from the same time in 2019 which had 8,517. The report said that Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles when planning home and business renovations and property maintenance could help the positive decrease continue. The Alberta RCMP release suggests using lighting to deter criminals by installing motion sensor lights or LED lights in dark corners or key areas around your property. Maximizing visibility is also a good idea. This can be done by installing good surveillance with clear sight lines from inside your house to the curb, as well as through trimmed trees and foliage. Keeping doors and windows locked is also a good practice with deadbolt locks recommended. Lastly, they say having a perimeter fence or border such as hedges

and shrubbery with a closed gate can help create a property barrier. For more tips and information, visit the Alberta RCMP CPTED video playlist on YouTube here: ht tps://w w w. youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcKXZtP X ANcruAdyWOrXnHqQ3DdG _ hcd7 Follow our social media accounts on Twitter @RCMPAlberta, Facebook @RCMPinAlberta, YouTube @RCMP-GRC Alberta, and check out #CPTED online for more tips. RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity to police. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (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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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Bylaw 21-08, a bylaw to amend Land Use Bylaw (Bylaw 17-389) to redesignate Bylaw 21-08, a bylaw to amend Land Use Bylaw (Bylaw 17-389) to redesignate Block: B, Plan: 7621707 from Future Urban Development (FUD) to Industrial (M) AND Block: B, Plan: from Urban Development to redesignate Lot:7621707 1, Plan: 8121505 fromFuture Residential to Industrial (M) within (FUD) to Industrial (M) AND SW-22-53-4W4M to redesignate Lot: 1, Plan: 8121505 from Residential to Industrial (M) within

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TAKE NOTICE THAT PURSUANT Section 639 of the Municipal Government Act, being Chapter M -26 of the Statutes of Alberta and amendments thereto, the Council of the County of Vermilion River intends to hold a public hearing in consideration of the redesignation of 2 lots within TAKE NOTICEto Industrial THAT PURSUANT Section 639 of the Municipal Government Act, being Chapter M SW-22-53-4W4M (M) District AND of WHEREAS, Council deems it necessaryand to redesignate Pt SW-22-53-4W4M; -26 the Statutes of Alberta amendments thereto, the Council of the County of Vermilion AND WHEREAS, notice of the proposed Bylaw and Public Hearing will be advertised River intends to hold a public hearing in consideration of the redesignation of 2 lots within pursuant to Section 606(2) of the Municipal Government Act, being Chapter M-26 of the SW-22-53-4W4M to Industrial (M) District Statutes of Alberta as amended; NOW THEREFORE, the Public Hearing into the proposed Bylaw will held on: AND WHEREAS, Council deems it necessary toberedesignate Pt SW-22-53-4W4M;

DATE:WHEREAS, May 11, 2021 video conference AND noticevia ofZoom the proposed Bylaw and Public Hearing will be advertised TIME & LOCATION: 1:15 PM in Council Chambers in the County pursuant to Section 606(2) of the Municipallocated Government Act, of being Chapter M-26 of the Vermilion Office at 4912 – 50 Avenue, Kitscoty, AB Statutes of Alberta as amended; Any person wishing to be heard may make written representation to the Council submitted to NOW THEREFORE,bythe Hearing into inthe will be held on: planning@county24.com, fax atPublic 780-846-2716, or dropped the proposed secure mailboxBylaw located outside the front door of the County office, no later than May 7, 2021 at 12:00 noon. Any written DATE: May 2021 via Zoom video submissions received will be11, read aloud by Administration during the Public Hearing.conference

Due to the& COVID-19 pandemic, in-person oralPM submissions cannot be accepted. You may view TIME LOCATION: 1:15 in Council Chambers located in the County of the Public Hearing and all of the Council meeting by clicking on the meeting registration request Vermilion Office at 4912 – 50 Avenue, Kitscoty, AB on the County website here: https://www.vermilion-river.com/news_and_events/

news_room.html?NewsID=100 . Instructions on how to make oralwritten submissionsrepresentation during the Any person wishing to be heard may make to the Council submitted to meeting will be contained in the registration email you are sent. planning@county24.com, by fax at 780-846-2716, or dropped in the secure mailbox located outAfter considering thedoor representations to it concerning the proposed bylaws, Council side the front of the made County office, no later than May 7,may 2021 at 12:00 noon. Any written make such amendments or changes as it considers necessary to the proposed bylaws, if any, and submissions will bebylaws. read aloud by Administration during the Public Hearing. proceed to pass orreceived defeat the proposed For additional pleasepandemic, contact: Due to theinformation COVID-19 in-person oral submissions cannot be accepted. You may view Roger Garnett, Director of Planning and Development the Public meeting by clicking on the meeting registration request CountyHearing of Vermilionand River all of the Council (p) 780.846.2244 69, Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0 planning@county24.com on theBOX County website here: https://www.vermilion-river.com/news_and_events/ news_room.html?NewsID=100 . Instructions on how to make For the most up to date information, check out our website or social media.oral submissions during the meeting will be contained in the registration email you are sent.

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After considering the representations made to it concerning the proposed bylaws, Council may make such amendments or changes as it considers necessary to the proposed bylaws, if any, and proceed to pass or defeat the proposed bylaws.

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National Nurses Week #WeAnswerTheCall

Lorna Hamilton Editor

NATIONAL

NURSES WEEK

National Nursing Week celebrations always take place during the same week as Florence Nightingale’s birthday which is May 12, this year it is celebrated the week of May 10-16. According to Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), the 2021 theme for National Nursing week is #WeAnswerTheCall and was developed to showcase the many roles that Nurses play in a patient’s health-care journey. This year’s sponsor is Johnson & Johnson, who is the world’s largest and most broadly-based healthcare company this year. Over the past year and a half, Doctors, Nurses and all healthcare staff have been put through some of the most heartwrenching, unpredictable and scary situations they could encounter. All around the world COVID-19 has strained healthcare systems to the breaking point and in some places it has caused a complete collapse. Many healthcare employees from maintenance and housekeeping to Nurses and Doctors have experienced intense pressures, but I believe the Nurses are the unsung heroes. Nurses are the frontline of patient care. If a patient enters an emergency

room the first person to triage him/her is a nurse. They are the members of the healthcare team to collect patient information, assess the medical ailments a patient is presenting with, and the one who informs the attending doctor the information they have received. Nurses often have to act as peacekeepers and therapist; they are the ones who have to present a calm and reassuring demeanour as most patients are experiencing heightened anxiety and fear. Nurses are the members of the team who complete the hands-on care. Every shift a nurse ensures that each patient in their care is as comfortable as possible, watched over, and receiving the best possible care they can provide. Plus in some wards, they are advocating for their patients with doctors and other units in the care centre, making sure patient information is accurate, supervising and administrating medications, and often they are the shoulder a family leans on in tough circumstances, (you really should look up their normal daily responsibilities and duties). During COVID-19 their already stressful responsibilities and duties have intensified and changed. They are now the ones who have risked their own health

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National Nurses Week “Every Nurse was drawn to nursing because of a desire to care, to serve or to help” -- (Christina Feist-Heilmeier RN)

and life to ensure our loved ones are looked after. They are ones who have been forced to wear double masks, face shields, gowns, and gloves while trying to care for our loved ones; while also trying to protect themselves from an invisible enemy. Nurses are the ones who have selflessly stood on the frontlines and never questioned their responsibilities. Nurses have sat with what seems to be an endless number of COVID patients while their families could not be with them for support during their recoveries; they have also been the ones who have provided comfort to families loved ones while they were dying. They ran into the battle everyday while (let’s face it) most of us ran the other way. Don’t get me wrong, I think anyone who continued to work outside their home during these unprecedented times are exceptional people; it has been a scary time for most. All healthcare professionals deserve a hero’s honour, but this week is National Nurses week and therefore they are to be celebrated. I have always said Nurses are the axle of the wheel that keeps the wheel in motion, without them a patient’s medical care would come to a screeching halt; a wheel can’t work without its axle to turn on, and like the theme of this year’s National Nurses week states #WeAnswerTheCall, they certainly do and they certainly have.

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Thank you for all you do for our community!

We are grateful to Nurses for this selfless quality each, and every, day.

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4902B - 50 Ave., Vermilion

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#WeAnswerTheCall

National Nursing Week takes place this year from May 10 to 16. This annual event celebrates the invaluable contributions these essential workers make to the Canadian health-care system. Nurses provide care and support to patients and their families and are advocates for those in their charge. For these reasons, their efforts deserve to be recognized. Nursing at a glance Nursing requires a diverse skillset that includes personal attributes such as

Honouring Canada’s Nurses

respect, empathy, tolerance and integmedications rity. The job also demands a great deal • Provide palliative care of autonomy and continuous training. Members of the profession also collabAmong other things, nurses do the follow- orate with other health-care professionals ing: to ensure quality services are provided. • Evaluate the physical and mental condition of their patients • Develop a nursing treatment plan and ensure it’s carried out • Follow-up with patients who have complex health problems • Administer and adjust prescription

In light of events over the last year, nurses merit respect and recognition more than ever. This week, take a moment to thank the nurses you know for their care and contributions.

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Happy NATIONAL NURSES WEEK from all of us

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J.R. Robson School News

Raynette Schroeder Grade 8 students designed and printed Submitted gears. O n M ay 4, t h e Industrial Arts students Holly Arychuk provincial government announced that and Caitlyn Aruchuk designed and Grifall Kindergarten to Grade 12 students fin Harrower and Spencer Carlson built across the province will temporarily the frame of the new fence pieces out of shift to at-home learning beginning May metal and wood for the security gate at 10, with an expected return to in-school the entrance of the Learning Commons. learning on May 25. If COVID numbers They have done a fantastic job! remain high, at-home learning may be If you have not checked out the VIBE extended. May 20 and 21 are Desig- Facebook page lately, make sure you nated In-Lieu Days and May 24 is the do. VIBE continues to do great work in Victoria Day holiday so there will be no our community and offers a wide variclasses for students on those days. ety of opportunities to help improve our At present, a final exam schedule has mental health. https://www.facebook. NOT been created due to COVID19. com/VIBEvermilion/ Each student is asked to focus on their Important dates: daily learning and staff will be making May 17: Spring Fundraiser Plant assessments based on your in-class Delivery Day efforts. A final exam schedule may be May 20: Designated Day-in-Lieu for created as we move forward so keep Staff Meetings – no classes informed. May 21: Designated Day-in-Lieu for Grade 7 and 8 science students Parent-Teacher Interviews – no classes made use of our 3D printers. Grade May 24: Victoria Day – no classes 7 designed and printed bridges and May 25: Return to in-school classes New gates in the Learning Commons.

Some of 8A’s 3D printed gears. Photos submitted

Vermilion Elementary School News

Karen King Submitted

May 3 was Bus Driver Appreciation Day, although our bus drivers need to be recognized daily for all they do. This year we say thank you to the bus drivers for not only delivering students safely to and from school every day, but for keeping them safe in the midst of a pandemic. COVID-19 has brought about new safety protocols like extra cleaning, ensuring students are wearing their masks, hand sanitizing, and numerous other rules to help keep students safe on the bus where social distancing is not easily accomplished. Not once this year have we heard any bus driver refusing to take on these extra duties, because they know this is just another part of their huge responsibility in transporting students. Bus drivers still have to deal with the bumpy roads, inclement weather and kids having bad days, but they do it because they love what they do. We want to thank each and every bus driver for their added diligence and extra care for the students on their buses. We Appreciate You. BTPS has received some generous donations this month to support us during COVID-19 to ensure that we are keeping schools and students safe and to help minimize any potential spread. A huge thank you to Vermilion Circle K who donated kids and adult masks, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and disposable gloves for BTPS staff and students. On May 4, we celebrated Star Wars Day in style. It was incredible to see so many staff and students dressed for the occasion. We thank Mrs. Joa for doing a fabulous job of providing all grades with a plethora of Star Wars related activities in a variety of subject areas. Our virtual May assembly was held on May 5. After the The Splits on the Slide. Photo submitted

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ONLINE FARM AUCTION Grizzly Ridge Farms Ltd. Calvin & Susan Kochan

Online bidding starts Monday May 31, 2021 and will end Monday, June 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm. Directions: From Vermilion, 4 Miles West to RR. 73, 4 Miles South. Sale Features:

- a MX 120 Case front wheel assist Tractor c/w L300 loader & grab fork. - 956 - 16' JD Swing haybine - Hiline bale processor - Featherlite 5th wheel stock trailer - Tandem dump trailer - 2003 Dodge dually 3500 pick up - Jiffy renn 714 V rake, 14 wheel. - (2) 30' 5th wheel flatdeck trailers Plus some grain bins, calf shelters, squeeze chutes, feeders, panels, posts & good sellection of shop equipment and lots more.

STEWART AUCTIONS Vermilion, AB

land acknowledgement, Mrs. Moses pointed out that May’s virtue is Citizenship. We congratulate Avery Prill on winning the virtue draw. Mrs. Doherty showed us three videos regarding citizenship. Mrs. Tomkins informed us that our AR points to date are 13 714, after the students accumulated 974 points in April. The Division 1 top reader was Penelope Donily (23.8 points), and Kaedence Eriksen (31 points) was the Division 2 reader of the month. Grades 2A and 6B were the reading classes of the month. Mr. Haslehurst presented his Golden Book Club book picks and Mrs. Joa ended the assembly with a fun Star Wars movement video. Dates to Remember: May 7-24 – Online Schooling; May 17 – School Council Meeting at 7:00; May 20, 21, and 24 – No School; June 1 – Dress For Any Season or Holiday

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Intermunicipal Development Plan Public Open House Coming Up

Dawn Riley Reporter

A new Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) between the Town of Vermilion and the County of Vermilion River is in the works, and residents are invited to attend a public open house (via Zoom or Youtube ) on Thursday May 13. This plan, which was first set up in 2003, is a legislative requirement under the Provincial Municipal Government Act, R.S.A. 2000. All municipalities with the Province of Alberta that share common boundaries are required to have a functional IDP. With the support of a planner from Municipal Planning Services, the Town and County are in the process of updating theirs.

This development plan is the framework for land expansion, development, and changes to the area surrounding Vermilion that borders with land that falls under County jurisdiction. These plans work in conjunction with the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) that every Municipality has for growth in their area, and both stakeholders take the Intermunicipal boundaries into consideration when creating MDP’s. While creating this template, all aspects of land use in the area affected are taken into consideration, including historic resources, landfills and waste management, natural resource development and the current uses of the land and the boundaries in place.

ONLINE FARM AUCTION Rod & Karen Nohnychuk

Online bidding starts Thursday June 10, 2021 and will end Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 3:00 pm. Directions: From Marwayne, South on 897 to Twp Rd 522, 2 miles East on the South side. Viewing dates: June 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 & 12. (Call Rod to arrange a date & time 780-808-0201)

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This IDP has planning goals, which have been d evelo pe d base d o n a mutually shared vision for the region, including protecting agricultural land, wetlands, and waterbodies, taking into consideration future urban growth and rural development, planning for new investment and employment opportunities, supporting recreation opportunities, and keeping the communication between the Town and County open and maintained. These goals are the foundation of the plan, and ensure that all aspects are looked at when expansion or changes in the region are being considered. For those who are new to the commu-

nity or, like myself, know ver y little about municipal relations and development, the Public Open House is meant to help inform residents of what is being discussed, answer questions and address concerns residents might have. People who would like to view the draft of the plan can contact Al Wilson at the Town Office (780) 581-2404 or Roger Garnett at the County of Vermilion Office (780) 846-2244. You can also submit any questions you may have to Kyle Miller at Municipal Planning Services (780) 486-1991. If you would like to attend the open house, please visit the Town of Vermilion website to obtain the Zoom and YouTube link.

ONLINE FARM AUCTION Julian Madro

Online bidding starts Thursday June 17, 2021 and will end Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 3:00 pm. Directions: From Bonnyville, East on Hwy 28, 4 Miles

past Ardmore to RR. 433 then North 1.5 Miles on the West side of Alexander Hall. Viewing dates: June 4, 5, 11 & 12 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Contact Julian to arrange date and time 780-826-5873. STEWART AUCTIONS

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VERMILION TRANSFER STATION UPDATE With the pandemic continuing for the foreseeable future, an update on what is considered to be acceptable waste at the Vermilion transfer site is required. Opening hours remain the same from 9:00 A.M. to 4:45 PM, Monday to Saturday. The transfer site is closed on all Statutory holidays. YARD WASTE - leaves and grass must be taken out of the bags before being placed in the burn pit. Bags can be disposed of in regular household waste. RECYCLING - We accept clean corrugated cardboard that must be flattened before being placed in the bin. We accept clean boxboard, tin cans, plastics labelled as #1, #2. #4, and #5, as well as newspapers, magazines, books and paper. Plastics labelled #3, #6, and #7 are not accepted. LARGE ITEMS - Large items such as fiberglass tubs, showers, hot tubs and such must be cut in pieces no larger than 2 feet X 4 feet. As well vinyl siding, plastic pipe and hoses must be cut in 4-foot lengths. ORIGINAL ELECTRONIC RECYCLING - Original electronic recycling includes televisions and computers, as well as computer components (monitors, printers, scanners). The Pilot electronics program includes most other electronics and small electrical appliances. Please ask at the scale where to place these items. There is literature available at the scale house which lists all the acceptable materials for this program. USED PAINT - includes paint, varnish, stain, paint thinner and stripper, as well as aerosol paint cans. HAZARDOUS WASTE - Small household-sized containers such as glue, cleaners, insecticides, rechargeable batteries, etc., are considered hazardous waste. Common household cleaners such as oven cleaner, bleach and soaps are not considered hazardous waste and can be put in regular household waste. If the words “contains no PCB," appear on an item, such as fluorescent ballasts, it can be put in household waste. Fluorescent tubes, halogen lights or curly bulb lights are to be put in household waste. USED OIL - We have a location on site for recycling used motor oil, filters, jugs and pails as well as automotive batteries. MIXED WASTE - In the event that you have metal or wood frame chairs with cushions, the cushions need to be removed when possible. This applies to anything that can be taken apart to separate into different categories. TIRE RECYCLING - We take all types of tires but the rims have to be removed. CONCRETE AND SOD - the transfer site does not accept concrete and sod at the transfer site. The Town of Vermilion has a program for concrete. Contact the Town of Vermilion at 780-581-2415 during regular business hours for more information.

If you have any questions, feel free to call the Vermilion transfer site scale house at 780-852-4572 during regular opening hours


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SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST Buffalo Trail Public Schools invites applica�ons from qualified individuals for the posi�on of Speech Language Pathologist. The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) will provide effec�ve support and services to students in our schools by working collabora�vely with BTPS students, families, educa�onal staff, school administra�on, therapy assistants, mul�-disciplinary teams, and external agencies, etc. Through collabora�ve partnerships with classroom teachers and other professionals, the Speech-Language Pathologist will be responsible for the selec�on, development, and implementa�on of strategies, ac�vi�es, and program plans to support the development of speech, language, and/or communica�on skills of students within inclusive educa�on environments; including preschools/playschools, kindergartens, and Grade 1-12 classrooms. Repor�ng to the Director of Inclusive Learning, the SLP will support and promote the success of all students as part of mul�disciplinary teams across the school division. This is a 1.0 FTE posi�on commencing the end of August 2021 ending on June 30, 2022 (with a strong possibility of extension into the 2022/2023 school year). This is a 1.0 FTE employment posi�on with benefits. Please refer to our website www.btps.ca click on ‘careers’ and then ‘support staff’ to review the qualifica�ons and responsibili�es for this posi�ons. For more informa�on, please contact Crystal Tower, Director of Inclusive Learning, at 780-806-9312, or by email, crystal.tower@btps.ca . This posi�on will provide school and jurisdic�on Speech-Language Pathology support and services to children/students within all schools in Buffalo Trail Public Schools. The successful candidate will be required to provide a clear Criminal and Vulnerable Sector Check. A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are necessary since travel is required as part of this posi�on. Salary will commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience and training. Only applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted. Applica�ons will remain open un�l a suitable applicant is found. Applica�ons received prior to 4:30 pm on Monday, May 24, 2021 will receive strong considera�on.

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HOROSCOPE/SUDOKU AND SOLUTIONS Daily Sudoku: Mon 10-May-2021

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Go on business trips if at all possible. You need some help today. Your boss may not be in the best of moods today.

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Be cautious and use your head wisely in situations that deal with the use of machinery or vehicles. You may be torn between two possibilities. This has left you in a confused and uncertain state.

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Avoid scandals of any sort. You can make gains if you work in conjunction with others. Use your charm, but don't be phony.

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Don't be too quick to blame others for your bad mood. Someone is trying to pull the wool over your eyes, and if you're gullible, it may cost you.

Take precautions while traveling; you don't have to get anywhere that fast. Sooner or later your partner will have had enough. Try to communicate if you wish to help.

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You must not make unnecessary changes today. Keep a lookout for any individuals eager to confront you with unsavory situations. Take time to help a friend who hasn't been feeling well.

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Learn some new skills that will increase your income. Your ability to deal with others will help you in getting the support you need. Be diplomatic when dealing with in-law.

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You could be blind to the defects of those you love. Stay mellow. You have two choices; Get out on your own, or bend to your mate's whims.

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Property deals look good. You may want to plan physical activities that will help burn off some of their excess energy. Generosity will put you in the poorhouse.

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Highway 16 Rehabilitation Project To Start Week Of May 17

City of Lloydminster Submitted

The city’s main arterial east-west highway, Highway 16 (44 Street), will be reduced to one lane in each direction for approximately six months, beginning the week of May 17, 2021. In conjunction with Knelsen Sand and Gravel Ltd, the City of Lloydminster will start rehabilitating Highway 16 (44 Street) between 59 Avenue and 75 Avenue. The project will replace sections of the concrete curb and gutters, patching damaged roadways, and complete asphalt resurfacing. During construction, those travelling east or west along Highway 16 (44 Street) will experience increased delays in and around the construction zone as

the highway between 59 Avenue and 75 Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists are reminded to follow all posted signage and navigate the detour routes safely and respectfully. The intersection of Highway 16 (44 Street) and 62 Avenue will be closed during the course of construction as it will see the installation of concrete pads and the replacement of the water and sanitary sewer mains, including other related municipal service connections. Construction is expected to begin the week of May 17, 2021, and will continue for approximately six months, weather permitting. To reduce safety concerns and project delays, it is highly recommended that all heavy/oversize loads use the alterna-

tive routes proposed below to navigate through or around the city: North-South Traffic: Range Road 14, 40 Avenue, 75 Avenue. East-West Traffic: 12 Street, 67 Street. Traffic Accommodations North-south traffic along 62 Avenue (College Drive) will be diverted to 59 Avenue, via 43 Street or 47 Street, where temporary traffic controls will be implemented. Increased delays along 62 Avenue (College Drive) are anticipated and as such motorists are urged to use alternate routes to cross Highway 16 (44 Street). North-south traffic along 75 Avenue will be maintained. Business Access Detour signage and business access

signage will be maintained throughout the duration of this project. North of Highway 16 (44 Street) - Business access will be available through the north service road between 59 Avenue and 62 Avenue or via 62 Avenue from 47 Street. South of Highway 16 (44 Street) - Business access will be available through the south service road between 59 Avenue and 70 Avenue, or 43 Street, 66 Avenue, 70 Avenue, 75 Avenue and 80 Avenue. Learn More More information about the City of Lloydminster’s 2021 engineering capital infrastructure projects, including street improvement projects, is available at Lloydminster.ca/engineering.

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BULL BREEDERS Lorna Hamilton

Lea Park Rodeo Postponed

Reporter

The Lea Park Rodeo was produced with the combined efforts of Judge Hines, E.A. Meiklejohn and Charlie Barnes back in the late 1920’s and was one of the first rodeos in the area. The rodeo was managed by the three gentlemen for three years. According to the Lea Park Rodeo website, Andy Gibson, then promoted two rodeos, followed by two or three years promotion by V.C. (Vernie) and Dewey Hines and the last rodeo was around 1934 with no other rodeos held until 1955 when it resurfaced under the guidance of Dewey Hines and Gerald West. Since 1955 the rodeo has taken place annually and was originally held on Tuesday and Wednesday until it changed in 1960 to Friday and Satur-

day. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the rodeo was cancelled in 2020, but still held the annual truck give-a-way. The 2021 Lea Park Rodeo was scheduled for its original time in June, but again due to COVID-19 it has been postponed to July 23, 24, and 25 with the hope that COVID restrictions will be less or lifted as they are regulated by the National Rodeo Association. If the rodeo needs to be cancelled again this year president, Lloyd Gray said that the 2021 Dodge RAM 3/4 Ton mega cab truck tickets will still be available for purchase at $100 each with only 1250 tickets printed plus they will also have 10- $500 and five-$1000 cash prize draws. To purchase tickets you can check out the Lea Park Rodeo website at http://leaparkprorodeo.com/index.php/ Zeke Thurston’s 85.5 point Saddle Bronc ride at the 2018 Lea Park Rodeo. Photo Vermilion Voice truck-tickets and watch for further updates.

Purebred Charolais Yearling And 2 Year Old Bulls Available

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Innisfree-Minburn 4-H Beef Club Steer Sale Day

UPCOMING SALES Regular sales every Wednesday AT 9:30 AM

WEDNESDAY May 12 AT 9:30 AM

Presort Calf & Yearling Sale Regular Slaughter Cows & Bulls To Follow

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DLMS Sales On Internet Every Thursday @ 10 A.M.

PLEASE CALL AND PRE-BOOK YOUR CATTLE WITH ONE OF OUR SALES REPRESENTATIVES &/OR FIELDMEN:

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2 pm to 7pm

9 quality steers up for Auction Videos/photos of members showcasing their steers will be on the website to preview. We have slots booked at local slaughter houses for june butchering Dylan Cannan Camille Kassian Carson Kassian Tyson Rudolf Chase Forsyth

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BULL BREEDERS

Dewberry Agriculture 7th Annual Heifer Lottery

Jerianne Bardoel Reporter

The Dewberry Agricultural Society is a small organization with a very dedicated group of volunteers that help to ensure the success of the Heifer Lottery fundraiser. The money raised will be going towards the continued success of the arena facility in Dewberry. The seventh annual Heifer Lottery has a prize of 20 Bred Heifers or $40,000 cash, one subsidiary prize of $5,000, and five subsidiary prizes of $1,000 and, a 50/50 cash draw with a current amount of $7500 and growing daily. The draw date will be August 23, 2021 at the Cornerstone Co-op in Dewberry. “We could not do it without the expertise so willingly provided from each of those volunteers. This communit yminded attitude continues to allow us to put every dollar of profit raised back into the arena facility. The last year has been very challenging as far as fundraising goes, so we are very appreciative that folks continue to search us out and support us,” said Holly Holmen, member of the Dewberry Agricultural Society. You can get your tickets from any of the following options: From any Agriculture Member, at most businesses in Dewberry and several in Vermilion, online at dewberryagsociety.com, email dewberryheiferlotto@gmail.com, or call or text (780)-871-3677. “A hug e Thank You g o es out to

Bruce and Darlene Goldsmith and their entire family for their contribution to the success of this cause. Their support of this arena facility began a generation ago when Giggs Goldsmith signed on as one of the founding members of the Dewberry and District Agricultural Society. The families support continues on with the fourth generation now able to skate at the Dewberry Arena due to the financial and personal commitment of This year’s heifer package. Photo submitted the Goldsmith family,” said Holmen.

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For more info or bookings call: Wayne Woodman 306-821-6310 Kyle Soderberg 306-883-737 Kody Smith 306-821-6720 Jim Pulyk 780-787-0646 Brent Brooks 306-240-5340 Brian Romanowicz 780-207-0290 (Bonnyville Area) Bob Foxwell 780-842-0410 (Wainwright) Ryan Noble 306-839-7949 Blair Jackson 780-853-0069 (Innisfree & Two Hills area) Vince Koch 306-821-7635 (Yard Foreman) For after hours loading, please contact Vince Brody Brooks 306-240-6504

Regular Sales on Thursdays at 1:00 pm DLMS Off Farm Direct via Internet Sale

Thursday, May 13 @ 9:00 am All Breeds Presort Internet Calf Sale Thursday, May 20 @ 9:00 am All Breeds Presort Internet Calf Sale Thursday, May 27 @ 9:00 am All Breeds Presort Internet Calf Sale Thursday, June 3 @ 9:00 am All Breeds Presort Internet Calf Sale

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NOTICE OF ROADSIDE SPRAYING AND NO SPRAY ZONES The County of Vermilion River will be spraying weeds and brush along road allowances in Spray Area 3 (SE third of the County). Roadside spraying will focus in Spray Area 3, but we will be selectively spraying noxious weeds and brush throughout the County. If you want to control weeds and brush in front of your property rather than have the County spray, complete the annual No-Spray Agreement by May 31, 2021. Agreements are available at www.vermilion-river.com or by phoning the County Office. Please note that CVR will not spray adjacent to maintained yardsites and maintained tame shelterbelts. Agreements are valid for the season in which they are issued and expire on Sept. 30th. If you would like to enter into an agreement or renew one that has expired, please contact the Ag Team at 780-846-2244.

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