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Over 500 people visited the Vermilion Heritage Park on September 11 to enjoy the Good Life Institute’s Art in the Park event. Attendees were treated to lunch prepared by Lasting Impressions Catering and provided by Inter Pipeline as well

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The Ice Plant Field Combined

Braxton Hoare Reporter

The Grow the Ice Plant initiative is a combined effor t of a few local businesses. With the goal of funding the replacement of the town’s ice plant many local businesses lent their time to help raise money through the growth of a field. The money claimed fro m t he s ale of t hi s c ro p will g o towards the purchase of an Ice Plant. ”It’s exciting to see the crop coming

off for the good of the much-needed ice plant in Vermilion.” said Shawn Jacula. A c o u p l e w e e k s a g o W e b b ’s Machinery volunteered their time and equipment to spray the crop, doing their part for the cause. Last Friday, S e p t e m b e r 10 R o c k y M o u n t a i n Equipment and Ireland Farm Equipment went out volunteering their time and equipment towards combining the fields. Due to the harsh lack of

rain this year it is likely that the growers will be cashing in on some crop insurance in addition to their sales for the donation. As of now, there is no information on how much was made from the ef for t. However, Andrew McCrae wanted to thank ever yone involved saying “ We would like to give a special thanks to ever yone who participated in helping grow the field, including, Corteva for broadleaf herbicide, UPL for the wild oat chemi-

cal and BASF for the burndown. We would also like to thank Cornerstone Co-op and UFA for the donation of fuel and Rocky Mountain equipment and Ireland Farm equipment for combining. In addition, we would also like to thank Rusylvia transport for hauling the grain, and Cargill for marketing the grain. Finally, Marwayne Ag service and AMHL for hail insurance and MNP for donating the crop insurance.”

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Town of Vermilion Council Updates

Dawn Riley Reporter

A Regular Town Council Meeting was held on September 7. Here are some of the highlights: In the next step of getting the Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) Bylaw passed, Council held a Public Hearing at the meeting. There were no objections to the proposed bylaw during the Public Hearing. This will allow Council to proceed with second and third reading to Bylaw 3-202. This will happen after the County of Vermilion River holds their public hearing. Deputy Mayor Pulyk moved, “That C o u n c i l f o r t h e To w n o f Ve r m i l ion approve administration to move for ward and finalize the agreement to allow for construction and operation of a highspeed broadband fibre network in Vermilion.” This motion was carried, so the final stages of provid-

ing Town residents with the OpenAccess Broadband Utility Network will commence. Council officially recognized September 30 as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a statutory holiday. The Council pre-approved The Old School Cheesery application up to a maximum amount of $15,000 under the 2021 Retail Development Incent i ve Pr o g r a m p r ov i d e d t h at s o m e conditions are met. Council also approved the development of an underwing campsite at the Vermilion Airport. Municipal general election nomination packages are available at the Town Hall for prospective candidates, and the Town will provide a list of prospective candidates after nominations close at noon on September 20, 2021.

New Chief Administrative Officer For The Town of Vermilion Announced

Dawn Riley Reporter

At the Town Council meeting on September 7, Council appointed Kevin Lucas to the Chief Administrative Officer position effective that day. “I’m excited to work with the Mayor and Council to help the Town of Vermilion achieve its strategic goals and I am very excited to lead the Town into the future,” commented Lucas. Lucas originally from Wetaskiwin, joined the management team for the

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The Vermilion Allied Arts Council Have A 2021-2022 Season In The Works

Dawn Riley Reporter

The Vermilion Allied Arts Council announced that they have a 2021-2022 season planned to begin in October. On Thursday the council announced their plans with regards to missed shows last season, and a plan to move forward as well as their policies regarding current/upcoming COVID guidelines. The first show (October 16th), will be offered free to season ticket holders, in lieu of the performance missed in March of 2020. Non season ticket holders can attend for $35 per ticket. Keeping a watch on the COVID-19 cases in the province, they have updated their policies to keep patrons, artists and volunteers safe. “We are requiring patrons (aged 12+) to be fully vaccinated 14 days prior to attendance. Paper and electronic

records from your clinic or pharmacy, showing your name and date of vaccination, will be accepted. Records can also be printed or accessed through the MyHealth Records website or app. PLEASE NOTE: Health record information will be NOT scanned, stored, or shared. Theatre goers will be expected to follow mandatory masks and social distancing policies implemented by Lakeland College and the Alberta government. Patrons will be seated on a first come first serve basis, not in assigned seats. Cohorts will be seated together, with an empty seat left open on either side of the grouping to allow for social distancing as best as possible,” stated Vermilion Allied Arts Council. At the October 16 show, a ballot will be provided for each theatre patron to share whether they would support the 2021-22 Allied Series with their attendance, or not. Votes will be tallied during intermission, with an announcement to follow. If a season seems viable, series tickets will be available to purchase after the performance. The following performances are scheduled to happen, and season ticket prices will remain at the 2019-20 rate. Adults/Seniors - $130/ 5 shows; Students $40/ 5 shows. For this year only, the Christmas performance will be included within the series pricing. Please note: a meal will not be offered with this show. Vermilion Allied Arts Council 2021/22 SERIES Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 8 p.m. The Blake Reid Band Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Amber Bauer Trio Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 8 p.m. A Horizon Ridge Christmas Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 3 p.m. Martin Kerr Trio Sunday, February 13, 2022 @ 3 p.m. A Touch of Cole Saturday, March 12, 2022 @ 8 p.m. The Slocan Ramblers.


LAURIE PETTIGREW On Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Laurie Lepper Pettigrew of Vermilion, Alberta formerly of Bonnyville, Alberta passed away at the age of 94 years. Laurie is lovingly survived by his wife of 68 years, Ruth Pettigrew of Vermilion, AB; daughter-in-law: Marj Pettigrew (Bernie) of Kitscoty, AB; three grandchildren: Jennifer Pettigrew (Garth) of Outlook, SK, Jason (Christina) Pettigrew of Stony Plain, AB, Danny Pettigrew (Calista) of Kitscoty, AB; nine great grandchildren: Jenessa (Dawson), Amberlee, Breanna, Ethan, Evan, Wyatt, Liam, Thorsdon, Jack; great great granddaughter: Rhylee; two brothers: Harry (Myrtle) Pettigrew of Surrey, BC, Aubrey (Shirley) Pettigrew of Dartmouth, NS; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Laurie was predeceased by son: Laurie "Sandy" Pettigrew; brother: Earl Pettigrew; sister: Helen Winters; brother-in-law: Jack Winters. Service of Remembrance, Monday, September 13, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., First United Church, Vermilion, Alberta with Reverend Stephen Sparks officiating. Final Resting Place, Vermilion Public Cemetery, Vermilion, Alberta. Memorial tributes in memory of Laurie may be sent The War Amps Key Tag Service, 1 Maybrook Drive, Scarborough, Ontario M1V 5K9 or to a Legion Branch of one's choice. Please visit our website at to view online obituary and send condolences. ARRANGEMENTS WERE IN CARE OF MEMENTO FUNERAL CHAPEL, BONNYVILLE, COLD LAKE AND ST. PAUL (780) 826-3113. The Thackeray Family ~ A Tradition of Trust since 1975 Bonnyville 780-826-3113 | Cold Lake 780-639-3113 | St. Paul 780-615-3113

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Dawn Hames Columnist

The zucchini saga continues. Only two plants produce a plethora of amazing fruits, and yes, they are technically fruits. Zucchini, also known as summer squash are high in several minerals, and many vitamins including five different B vitamins, vitamin C and K. The skin of a zucchini is 2 – 10 times higher in beneficial carotenoids, so by all means eat with the skin on, especially if they are from your garden or a neighbor’s garden that does not use chemical spray. Zucchini is a good source of fiber at 2.5 grams per cup. Surprisingly zucchini contains omega 3 essential oil. Zucchini are low in calories, full of nutrients and it is so versatile that I am sure a whole cookbook could be written on


Zucchini Saga

zucchini. I just finished making this relish a few days ago and it turned out amazing. The zucchini has been a favourite, and it is delicious toasted, with butter and orange marmalade, or with mustard and ham. Zucchini Relish Zucchini the equivalent amount of 7 English cucumbers 4 large onions 2 red peppers 4 large carrots 1/4 cup pickling salt 3 cups of vinegar 1 cup water 11/2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons celery seed 1teaspoon each ground ginger, turmeric 2 tablespoons mustard seed 1/4 teaspoon cloves or allspice 6 sterilized pint mason jars, with 2-piece lids Using a food processor or grater, grate

the zucchini, carrots, red peppers and onions. Place in a large bowl and mix in the salt, allow to set for 2 – 10 hours. Squeeze the moisture out of the vegetable mixture, in a large pot add the vinegar water, and 1 cup of sugar and bring to a boil. In a separate bowl add the remaining dry ingredients, stir to blend, and then whisk the dry ingredients into the hot vinegar. Add in the cucumber & onion mixture to the pot and cook until heated through. Do not use high heat as the sugar will burn. In a small pot place the snap lids and bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Fill jars using a canning funnel, and wipe rims clean, then add the snap lid and the screw top. Process in boiling water for 10 minutes, with jar lids covered. Savory Zucchini Bread 1 cup zucchini, shredded (do not squeeze moisture out 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion tops or chives

The Mason Open Their Temple

Craig Baird Columnist

T h e G r e at D e p r e s sion was a tough time for Vermilion as everyone struggled with poor crops, unemployment and limited money. When there was a construction project, it not only helped the community grow but it helped many who needed employment. On Nov. 2, 1937, one such project started in Vermilion when the cornerstone of the Masonic Temple was laid down. Construction would soon begin on the building that would cost $3,000 to build, which would amount to $56,000 today. For 21 years, the Masonic Temple sat in the Standard block but by the 1930s, there were enough members that a large building was needed. The original location was actually the upper floor of the newspaper office. The Vermilion Masonic Temple Association also saw it as something that would prove to be an asset to the town. The ceremony for the cornerstone laying


2 eggs 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup melted butter 1 cup old cheddar cheese, shredded 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix the shredded zucchini, onions, eggs, sour cream, and cheese together. Without stirring add in the flour, sprinkle on the baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir to combine. Pour the mixture into a loaf pan, and bake for about 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Top with additional grated cheese and finely chopped green onion, on the top, and continue to bake for an additional 7 – 10 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 20 minutes, before releasing it onto its side to completely cool.


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would start at 4 p.m., officiated by the grand lodge officers. Following the laying down of the stone, a dinner was held at the Elks Hall. One interesting fact of the cornerstone is that inside, there are copies of the local and daily papers of the day in circulation, as well as coins, list of members and other data. The building, once finished, would be 30 feet by 60 feet, with a patent roof and stucco walls. From this building, the organization would continue to thrive, helping the community in many ways and giving locals a place to come together to meet. I put out a history magazine that highlights many aspects of Canadian history. It is free and is delivered to your inbox. E-mail me to subscribe at Support the column and my history show at Listen to my podcast Canadian History Ehx on all podcast platforms or at www.

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Utopian City In The United States Desert


Billionaire Marc Lore has recently unveiled his plans f o r “ Te l o s a ,” h i s so-called “new city in A mer i c a .” T he project kicked off with Marc scouting for locations as well as hiring world famous architect agency Bjarke Ingels Group. With a proposed 150,000 acres of space for the Utopian city, all he needs now is $400 billion in funding to complete the project. Marc Lore has emphasised that this is not just a new city; he wants to rethink a lot of the traditional infrastructural components. Starting with a clear goal to make the city eco-friendly from the beginning, he plans to integrate nature into the design. The cit y will feel more

like a large park, with abundant open space and roads surrounded by trees and shrubbery. For what little roads they do have, traffic won’t be a problem, as gas vehicles will be completely banned in the city, in favour of self -driving electric cars and public transport. Marc even plans to take advantage of his other star tup company Archer who specialize in flying cars in order to employ an air taxi service in the area. The Architects are placing a special focus on making the city with a so-called “15-minute city design.” This means that from any place in the city the commute to work, school or even amenities will not exceed 15 minutes. T h e c i t y w i l l s u r r o u n d a m a s s i ve skyscraper; the hub of everything in Telosa, featuring hydroponic farms, elevated water storage, and a photovoltaic roof.

The city doesn’t plan to stop with its unique architecture, in fact they aspire towards implementing experimental political and economic ideas. They say their “new model for society” will include a transparent government process in which residents will have the opportunity to participate in the decision making and budgeting process. Not only that but community members will be offered shared ownership of the land. Marc Lore has stated that Telosa will be the “most open, most fair and most inclusive city in the world.” It is not entirely clear what is meant by all this, however one can speculate that the city may include some sort of online voting where residents can login to cast their vote on a specific issue. This all may seem too good to be true, and it quite likely is, as gaining the $400 billion needed to build the entire city from scratch seems nearly impossible. However, Marc has stated they will break up the construction

of the city into phases, where each phase only holds a small section of the city. This could allow them to start with just $25 billion; still an absurdly large amount, however a more realizable one. This smaller amount would allow them to start with 50,000 residents as soon as 2030. Of course, even if they are able to get the large investment needed the project still has many experimental features that could cause it to fail. The experimental political and economic policies could completely back fire, the system of residents voting could be taken advantage of if locals don’t st ay infor m e d o n i s su e s. Fur t hermore, technologies such as the large focus on public transport with a near complete removal of personal transport could become problematic. Only time will tell whether this experiment was successful. Either way it will make a great study for what to do or what not to do when designing what the future of urban living will be.

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The Village Of Mannville

Dawn Riley

section of Highways 881 and 16, sits president with the Canadian Northern Mannville had a population of 291 in the Village of Mannville. Named after Railroad, the village has grown a bit 1916, 528 in 1951 and is at a population Just west of Vermilion, at the inter- Sir Donald D. Mann (1853-1934), a vice- since the Post Office opened in 1907. of 828 in 2021.


Mainstreet from the south, 1910.

At his news conference on September 9th Tyler Shandro, our Minister of Health, once again demonstrated that he is an embarrassment to Alberta. He was directly asked if the government was considering introducing a vaccine passport. Rather than answering the question directly he gave a long, incomprehensible answer that included the ideas that it

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was a “complicated” question that involved “demographics” and “geography”. In fact, it is a very simple question, and the answer is based on ideology. If he is in favour of supporting the anti-vaccine group, the answer clearly is no. If on the other hand, he is in favour of supporting the majority of Albertans and seriously interested in doing everything he can to

reduce the spread of COVID, the answer equally clearly is yes. The great failure of the UCP party during this COVID crisis is that they have been unwilling to take the necessary steps to stop its spread. The Premier pleaded with Albertans to “get the jab”, and introduced a $100 bribe for those willing to get vaccinated. Despite his claim that he had

“left no stone unturned” in his efforts to increase vaccination rates, he very clearly was unwilling to move to a vaccine passport. In short, he refused to follow the science and the wishes of the majority of Albertans. Thank you Wayne Arnold Paradise Valley Alberta

Kitscoty RCMP Respond To Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision – Update

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Kitscoty, Alta. – On Sept. 10, shortly after 1 pm., a 911 call was received for a serious collision on Highway 619 and Range Road 32. Traffic was rerouted

for several hours. Preliminar y investigation reveals a semi-truck, travelling westbound on Highway 619, collided with a utilit y vehicle towing a post pounder, whi c h was repor tedly utilizing the

westbound shoulder while also travelling westbound on Highway 619. Just west of Range Road 32, the semitruck collided with the ATV and the driver of the ATV, 30-year-old female of Kitscoty, was declared deceased


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Location (Address) of Local Jurisdiction Office: Village of Mannville Administration Office 5127 – 50 Street Mannville, Alberta T0B 2W0 Nomination Papers and Candidate Information Packages are available at the Mannville Village Office. BYLAW 2021-850: Requiring that every nomination for the office of Councillor in the Village of Mannville must be accompanied by a deposit of one-hundred ($100) dollars. DATED at the Village of Mannville in the Province of Alberta, this 26th day of August 2021.

on scene. The driver of the semi-truck was unharmed. Traffic is no longer being rerouted.  Kitsc ot y RCMP investigation is on-going. Police have been in contact with next of kin.

Local Authorities Election Act (Section 26) LOCAL JURISDICTION: East Central Alberta Catholic Separate School Division, PROVINCE OF ALBERTA Notice is hereby given that Nomination Day is September 20, 2021and that nominations for the election of candidates for the following offices will be received at the location of the local jurisdiction office set out below within the period beginning on January 1, 2021 and ending at 12:00 Noon local time on Nomination Day. Number of vacancies

Ward or Electoral Division Number (If Applicable)

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Trustee (The Wainwright Ward)


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Location (Address) of Local Jurisdiction Office: East Central Alberta Catholic Separate School Division 1018 – 1st Avenue Wainwright, AB T9W 1G9 Dated at the Town of Wainwright, in the Province of Alberta, this 25th day of August, 2021.

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PPC Leader Maxime Bernier in Vermilion

With an introduction from Lakeland’s constituency candidate Ann McCormack, People’s Party of Canada (PPC) Leader Maxime Bernier spoke to roughly 150 people Sunday afternoon at the Vermilion Elk’s Hall. Vermilion was one of four stops that Bernier made in the Lakeland riding, speaking to supporters for roughly 40 minutes before taking questions from the audience. “We’re here because our freedoms are dwindling,” said candidate McCormack. Promising that the PPC would, “do politics differently” and that the party has faith in the Canadian public to, “make their own decisions”, Bernier highlighted the party’s strong belief in freedom of choice and informed consent for Canadians. “There is a current deficit of $354 billion, the biggest one in our history. We have

to be fiscally responsible. To balance the budget we have to make cuts.” said Bernier. He also said they would abolish the CRTC, that the PPC are promoting pipelines in Canada, and would repeal all recent gun legislation. Focusing on how the PPC can support the Western provinces with their guiding principles, Bernier highlighted the PPC’s philosophy that their candidates have a duty to fight for what they believe in. He emphasized that PPC candidates fully support the party’s platform despite having a variety of backgrounds. Bernier also encouraged supporters not to vote against something but to vote, “for their values.” He pointed out that the PPC has stayed true to the platform they had in the 2019 federal election, and will continue to have after voting takes place next week. “I believe we have more and more support every day, and I want to thank People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier addressing supporters at the Elk’s Hall you,” said Bernier.

Maxime Bernier and the PPC Candidate for Lakeland Riding, Ann McCormack. Photos Dawn Riley

on Sunday.

Maxime Bernier listening to questions from the indviduals attending the event. Photo Amr Rezk

Cornerstone Co-op is once again hosting their annual Fuel Good Day Tuesday, September 21st, 2021. On this day, a minimum of 5 cents per litre of fuel purchased and $1.00 from every Co-operative Coffee and Co-op Big Cool will be donated to three local charities/non-profit organizations. This year, the proceeds will be donated to Vermilion Kidsport, Wainwright Purrbabies and the St. Paul Search and Rescue. Each Cornerstone Gas Bar will also be hosting an afternoon BBQ from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. for a $5 donation with all proceeds going back to the local Fuel Good Day charities. Mark your calendars and feel good when you fuel up this September at our Vermilion, Wainwright and St. Paul locations!

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Knights Of Columbus State Scholarship Award Kaiden Chase is the proud recipient of a $750 Knights of Columbus State Scholarship award.  Pictured is Dean Golinowski, Past Grand Knight, making the presentation to Kaiden, accompanied by members of the Knights of Columbus. The qualifications for the Scholarship include academics, athletics, community services, Church services, work experience and need.  There are fifteen bursaries available in Alberta and the Northwest Territories.  The bursaries recognize the Knight of Columbus commitment to education and the family. Photo submitted

VERMILION OUTREACH CENTRE We are open for registration for the 2021 - 2022 School Year on August 26, 2021 in our new location at 5110 46 Street, Vermilion, AB Outreach provides you with the flexibility to take any course when YOU want to. At VOC, you make your educational program your own. We offer all Alberta approved curriculums.

Here are just a few of the benefits of enrolling at VOC: • learning at your own pace, independent learning in person or online • goal setting and support • assistance from knowledgeable and experienced staff • community involvement

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2021 Municipal election Recruitment of Election Workers The Municipal Election will occur on October 18, 2021. The Town of Vermilion is recruiting workers to fill the positions of: Deputy Returning Officers and Presiding Deputy Returning Officers. There will be a training day provided on Thursday, October 7, 2021. The successful candidates will demonstrate the following:        

An interest in the democratic process Careful attention to detail Ability to learn quickly Ability to follow directions Good communication skills Basic literacy Legible printing Ability to work long hours for the day

Please submit resume to: by noon on Monday, September 20, 2021 or to Vermilion Town Hall at 5021-49 Avenue, Vermilion, AB, T9X 1X1. Any questions or further information may be directed to the Returning Officer at 780-581-2406 or by email to We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Last week at Tim Hortons, Vermilion, a ride thru rode up and ordered then pulled to the window for their pick up order. Photo submitted



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The Vermilion Voice | September 14, 2021

Minor Hockey Season Underway

Dawn Riley Reporter

Vermilion Minor Hockey practices started this week, kicking off the 20212022 season. With teams in place for every division, and plans in the works for tournaments at every level, the season is looking very promising. “After all the hard work put into planning hockey, we are looking forward to a full season this year.” stated minor hockey President Shaun Cadrain. Regarding COVID-19, the league will be

following the guidelines put out by Alberta as young as 10 to 12 years can be refer- questions or concerns please contact Hockey and Alberta Health Services. The ees. If you are interested in volunteering Shaun Cadrain, President at 780-808executive of the association has a few on the executive for Minor hockey, have 9038. o p en s p ot s t hat need filled, including a U7 Director and the new position of Ice Scheduler. Also, watch for dates and times for upcoming ref clinics, these are paid positions, and kids

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Dev DATE: September 28, 2021 viaitZoom videotoconference AND WHEREAS, Council deems necessary adopt the Intermuncipal D AND&WHEREAS, Council deems it necessary to redesignate Pt SE-22-49-4W4M; TIME LOCATION: in Council Chambers in the County of DATE: September1:15 28,PM 2021 via Zoom videolocated conference DATE: September1:45 28, 2021 via Zoom video conference TIME &THEREFORE, LOCATION: in Council Chambers located in the County NOW thePM Public Hearing into the proposed Bylawof will be he NOW&THEREFORE, thePM Hearing intoAB the proposed Bylawof will be held on: Vermilion Office at 4912 – Public 50inAvenue, Kitscoty, TIME LOCATION: 1:15 Council Chambers located in the County AND WHEREAS, Council deems it necessary to redesignate Pt SE-22-49-4W4M; from Country Residen�al-Agriculture (CR-A) to Agriculture NOW THEREFORE, the Public Hearing into the proposed Bylaw will be held on:

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Under sunny skies on August 28 Team Vermilion Ride for Cancer met at the Allendale church to complete their Ride for Cancer. The team travelled 110.4 km. Photos submitted

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Lorna Hamilton Reporter

In 1908, the Vermilion Board of Trade lobbied the provincial government for a demonstration farm or agricultural college. In 1911 the provincial government purchased land near seven Alberta communities including just west of the Vermilion townsite and in November of 1913 the farm became the Vermilion School of Agriculture (VSA). The school was the first of three agricultural colleges to be opened and its first class was made up of 34 students which were all male. In March of 1914 a home economic course was established and this brought the first female students to the college. With the hit of the 1918 influenza pandemic the school was converted to a hospital and all classes were suspended. In the late 20s the school had to weather the Great Depression and during the Second World War, the campus was utilized as a training center for the Canadian Women’s Army Corps and students and all classes were moved to Olds.


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Since its inception the college has undergone three name changes with the first being in 1963 when the VSA was changed to Vermilion Agricultural & Vocational College. The name change was due to the rise in vocational training. Then in 1970 the name was changed to Vermilion College when the Alberta and Saskatchewan governments started promoting regional facilities. Then in 1975 the final name change took place, and the college was to be known as Lakeland College, and was Canada’s first, and to date, only interprovincial college with regional campuses in eastern Alberta and western Saskatchewan, with only the Vermilion and Lloydminster campuses remaining. The school has also modernized over the years and has adjusted to the needs of the community and industries and offers diverse programming from environmental sciences to power engineering, early learning and child care to business, interior design to esthetics, as well as university transfer, and a variety

of outdoor learning takes place on the college farm and environmental science program labs in the field. The college today has modern classrooms, computer labs and other labs such as in the animal sciences programs. The Lakeland College Emergency


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St. Jerome’s School News

Anna Svenungard Submitted

Welcome Back S p ar t a n s! A n ot h e r s c h o o l ye a r at S t . Jerome’s is off to a great start. Students, in grades 6-12, were warmly greeted on the first day of school by student council members with juice and granola bars. These awesome Spartans came in a day early to decorate the entrances in our school colours red, white, and black. It was a lovely way to start the day, so thank you to the student council for their efforts. Elementary teachers greeted students and parents outside of the school on the first day. They had a chance to take pictures and play on the playground. St. Jerome’s is excited to welcome Miss. Seleena Hebert to our school. Miss. Hebert completed her teaching practicum with Mr. Wasylik at our school a few years ago, and we feel blessed to have her back! Seleena is teaching grade 4, as well as middle and senior high French. I sat down with Seleena and asked her a few questions so that we can all get to know her better. French is a perfect fit for Seleena, as she comes from a French family and completed her schooling from K-12 in French Immersion. She is also

an athletic force to be reckoned with, so we are pumped that she will be coaching junior girls volleyball. Seleena loves to hike, camp, and be outdoors! Her favourite artist is Taylor Swift and she loves Reese’s chocolate bars. Students and staff have warmed to Seleena’s sweet and funny personality. Welcome to the St. Jerome’s Family Seleena! As we say hello to a new spartan teacher, we also sadly recognized that this year will be the last year that Mrs. McCormack will be teaching at our school. She has been incredibly influential, teaching 31 out of her 33 years with us here at St. Jerome’s. Mrs. McCormack hopes for some “normalcy” in her final year teaching with us. Throughout the years she has worked diligently to bring our Catholic Faith to life in our school, even running the “Faith in Action Team” for several years. Her favourite subject to teach was always Grade 5 science and the highlight of her career has been finishing it teaching alongside her BFF since Grade 8, Mrs. Carolyn Martin. We wish you a wonderful final year of teaching Mrs. McCormack. Volleyballs have been flying through the gym since the ver y first day of classes. Our teams are pumped to be able to play again this year! This weekend our Senior Boys team is travelling

to Camrose with Coach Lewin to play in the Augustana Volleyball tournament. Our Senior Girls, coached by the talented Mr. Connor Grieve, will be competing in the JR Robson Megavolley tournament this weekend as well. Our junior teams have been practicing hard and are getting ready to see some game action as well.

The Cross-Country running team has begun practice in preparation for some distance run events happening later this month. Thank you to all of the parents and community members for your support as we continue to navigate this year, it is great to be back at school!

Grade 3 St. Jerome’s students, Blake Betz and Briella Young, dressed up as superheroes to celebrate what is going to be an amazing year of learning and fun!

Grade 4 St. Jerome’s student Lila Young was excited to have her picture taken with her teacher, Miss. Seleena Hebert, on the first day of school. Photos submitted

Vermilion Elementary School News

Karen King Submitted

The Vermilion Voice | September 14, 2021

At Ver milion Elementary School, we had our first assembly virtually on September 3. Mrs. Doherty read our land acknowledgement. We had introductions of Mrs. Ramona Mathison, our VIBE Coach, and Mrs.

Tanya Laye, our Social Emotional Coach (SEC), as well as our new Educational Assistant, Mrs. Corinne McPhee. Mrs. Joa discussed goal setting, which is our September virtue. She also told us about Spirit Days that will be held every month on the same day as assemblies. Then, the whole school participated in a physical activity of Would You Rather. To end the

NOTICE OF NOMINATION DAY Local Authorities Election Act (Section 26) Local Jurisdiction: The Buffalo Trail School Division, Province of Alberta Notice is hereby given that Nomination Day is Monday, September 20, 2021, and that nominations for the election of candidates for the following offices (Wards/Subdivisions) will be received at the location of the local jurisdiction office set out below between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 12:00 noon on Nomination Day. A $200.00 deposit (cash, certified cheque or money order) must accompany the nomination paper in accordance with Bylaw 02/2020 of The Buffalo Trail School Division and pursuant to the Local Authorities Election Act - Section 27, 29 and 30 being Chapter L-21 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000. A nomination paper shall not be accepted by the Returning Officer unless the correct deposit is accompanied with the nomination paper. The Nomination form must be signed by the minimum number of electors – Sect. 28(3.01) LAEA. Nomination papers are available at Buffalo Trail Public Schools Central Services or online at Ward 1: One (1) Trustee to be elected by residents of that part of the County of Minburn lying East of the road running South to North from between Sections 15 and 16, Range 12, Township 50 to between Sections 2 and 3, Range 12, Township 53.

assembly, Mr. Haslehurst informed us of his golden book club picks. Mrs. Ramona Mathison is the VIBE Coach at VES. VIBE (Vermilion Is Being Empowered) is a Mental Health Capacity Building program funded by AHS. They focus on mental health prevention within the school, typically through programming within the classrooms and community activities. She will be joining each class in VES throughout the year to teach about various topics during health classes. Miss Hannah Ludlage is working with Mrs. Long in Grade 1A to complete her education practicum. Miss Ludlage is in the second year of her Bachelor of Education degree from Concordia University in Edmonton. She already has a Bachelor of Arts degree, so this will be her second degree. Miss Ludlage grew up in the Elk Point area and took her schooling in Elk Point and St. Jerome’s in Vermilion. She will be in our school from September 1-10 and then will rejoin us from October 4 to December 14. VES welcomes her and wishes her the best of luck as she works toward her future goals. As part of our regular routine as a school each year, we practice emergency drills

Ward 2: One (1) Trustee to be elected by residents of the Town and Municipal District of Provost. Ward 3: Electoral Subdivision #1: One (1) Trustee to be elected by residents of the Town of Wainwright. Electoral Subdivision #2: One (1) Trustee to be elected by residents of that part of the Municipal District of Wainwright lying East of Highway 41, including the Villages of Chauvin and Edgerton. Electoral Subdivision #3: One (1) Trustee to be elected by residents of that part of the Municipal District of Wainwright lying West of Highway 41, including Camp Wainwright and the Village of Irma. Ward 4: Electoral Subdivision #1: One (1) Trustee to be elected by residents of the Town of Vermilion. Electoral Subdivision #2: One (1) Trustee to be elected by residents of that part of the County of Vermilion River located West of Secondary Highway No. 893, South of the County boundary and South from the Allendale Road (Township Rd 522) at NNW 7-52-7-W4, East 20 miles to Secondary Highway No. 893. Electoral Subdivision #3: One (1) Trustee to be elected by residents of that part of the County of Vermilion River located East of Secondary Highway No. 893, South to the North banks of the Battle River and all those residents located South of the Streamstown road located at NNW 21-51-4-W4, East 22 miles; inclusive of the Villages of Kitscoty and Paradise Valley. Electoral Subdivision #4: One (1) Trustee to be elected by residents of that part of the County of Vermilion River located north of the Allendale Road and the Streamstown Road, North to the County boundary; inclusive of the Villages of Dewberry and Marwayne. Location of Local Jurisdiction Office: The Buffalo Trail School Division - Central Services 1041 - 10 A Street Wainwright, Alberta T9W 2R4 Dated at the Town of Wainwright in the Province of Alberta on this 26th, day of August 2021. Faye Dunne, Returning Officer

Mrs. Long and Miss Ludlage. Photo submitted

at various times during the school year. These are not announced in advance and are intended to prepare both staff and students should a real emergency arise. We evaluate the success of each emergency drill to determine if there are ways we can improve our practice. September 30 is a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We wear orange shirts to recognize the harm done to generations of children by Indian Residential Schools and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that every child matters. On September 30, and everyday, we commit to taking action toward Truth and Reconciliation. On September 30, students and staff across Buffalo Trail Public Schools are invited to attend a virtual event featuring keynote speakers including Sam Demma and Kevin John from They Build Bridges. Dates to Remember: Sept. 6 – No School – Labour Day; Sept. 14 – School Photos KB and Grade 1-3; Sept. 15 – School Photos – KA and Grade 4-6; Sept. 30 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Orange Shirt Day; Oct. 8 – No School – Staff Celebration Day; Oct. 11 – No School – Thanksgiving.


The Vermilion Voice | September 14, 2021

Financial Assistance Available For Alberta Ranchers Impacted By The Drought

Dawn Riley Reporter

On September 7, the Alberta Government announced that Alberta rancher s c a n a p p l y fo r u p to $ 2 0 0 p er head through a $340-million support program. The program will be administered through Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC). According to the release, producers can apply for an initial AgriRecovery payment through the 2021 CanadaAlber ta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative to help cover feed and water

access costs for breeding female livestock across the province. “Alberta’s livestock producers have experienced exceedingly dry conditions for months, putting additional stress on the very Albertans who feed Canadian families. Alberta’s government is proud to support the delivery of up to $340 million in much-needed relief to help our livestock producers make it through this difficult season.” stated Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry. Payments will begin after applica-


tions are received. Once applications are approved and processed, those who sign up for the direct deposit option will see payments toward the end of the month. Taking a feed-need approach, supplemented by receipts, a secondary payment of up to $106 per head will be available to producers who have experienced extraordinary costs as a result of the drought, in addition to the initial payment. Cattle and bison will be eligible for an initial payment of $94 per head and a secondary payment of $106 per head, for a total of $200 per

head. Other livestock will be subject to a different per head payment. Darryl Kay, CEO of Agriculture Financial Services Corporation stated, “ We’re here to support producers in times like these. This funding helps Alberta’s livestock producers and beekeepers sustain their operations during challenging times.” An AFSC Connect account is required to receive payments. Directions on how to sign up for AFSC Connect are available on AFSC’s website. Program terms and conditions are posted on AFSC’s website.






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Located on the south side of Vermilion campus next to the Service Centre. Prices as low as $18.50 a week for a 1 Year Contract or call us for 6 or 3 month Pricing 780-853-6305

Ph: 780.853.6505 5003 - 50th Street Vermilion, Alberta T9X 1M6

For more information call 780.853.8410 or email

(780) 853-7714 Derek Selte Vermilion, AB


780-853-2344 Raw food

Apparel Home Décor Pet Grooming 4932 - 50th Ave. Vermilion, AB T9X 1A4

Financing Available for Bred Cows, Bred Cows with Calves at Side, and Bred Heifers Rick Rewuski Box 1265, Dewberry, AB T0B 1G0 Ph: (780) 847-4166 Fax: (780) 847-4944

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JEFF’S SEPTIC TANK SERVICE Box 5 Myrnam, AB T0B 3K0 Cell (780) 581-3867 H (780) 366-3855 or Abe (780) 210-0431

Tom’s Interior/ Exterior Handi Man

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Mannville Indoor Flea Market 4611 47A Avenue 5 days Wednesday-Sunday 10am-8pm Join us on Mannville Indoor Flea Market on facebook for more details. Wanted vendors and food trucks For Vendor Inquiries Call 403-679-9958

Innisfree - 40 years experience - Private and Group Lessons - Basic to Advanced Training


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5002-65th St Vermilion, AB T9X 1X6 c : 780.581.8775 t : 1.888.545.7707 f : 1.780.628.0777


Journeyman Carpenter Box 3621 Vermilion, AB T9X 2B6

780-853-7048 Carpentry and more

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“Our reputation is on the table”


Grain, Fer�lizer, or Pellet Hauling

Custom Spraying & Grain Hauling


Call/Text: 780-872-3324 Email: Owners: Ed & Faryn Anderson


*Helping Families Build Happy Children We have licensed Day Home Providers who have room to provide care for all ages. We provide snacks, lunches and planned activities. Parents can apply for subsidy.

Call Shelley today to find your quality Child Care 780-853-6190

Commercial • Residential • Farm Maintenance • Trenching

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For Promt Officient Service

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The Vermilion Voice | September 14, 2021

AWNA BLANKET AND LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS CAREER TRAINING GET YOUR MESSAGE SEEN ACROSS Alberta. The Blanket Classifieds or Value Ads reach over 600,000 Alberta readers weekly. Two options starting at $269 or $995 to get your message out! Business changes, hiring, items for sale, cancellations, tenders, etc. People are increasingly staying home and rely on their local newspapers for information. KEEP people in the loop with our 90 Weekly Community Newspapers. Call THIS NEWSPAPER now or email classifieds@ for details. 1-800-282-6903, 780-434-8746 X225. COMING EVENTS FIREARMS WANTED FOR OCTOBER 2021 LIVE & ONLINE AUCTION: Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns, Militaria. Auction or Purchase: Collections, Estates, Individual Items. Contact Paul, Switzer’s Auction: Toll-Free 1-800-694-2609, sales@switzersauction. com or EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED FRAMERS that can be placed with our subcontractors. This opportunity will connect you with an experienced crew! Email: mike. with your resume. FRAMING CREWS WANTED! Looking for experienced Framer Crews for residential framing in the Edmonton area. Must have WCB and own tools. Experienced crews please email: EMPLOYMENT WANTED BLANKET THE PROVINCE with a classified ad. Only $269 (based on 25 words or less). Reach almost 90 weekly newspapers. Call NOW for details. 1-800-2826903 Ext 225; FEED AND SEED HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252. ALBERTA FEED GRAIN: Buying Oats, Barley,

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Benefits Program 1-800-211-3550 or send a text message with your name and mailing address to 403-9803605 for your FREE benefits package. HIP/KNEE REPLACEMENT. Other medical conditions causing TROUBLE WALKING or DRESSING? FOR SALE The Disability Tax Credit allows for $3,000 yearly tax WHITE SPRUCE TREES. 5’ average $50. Installa- credit and $30,000 lump sum refund. Take advantage tion ONLY $19. Includes: hole augered. Wurzel Dip of this offer. Apply NOW; quickest refund Nationwide: enzyme injection, bark mulch application, staking. Expert help. 1-844-453-5372. Minimum order 20. One-time fuel charge: $125-150. SERVICES Crystal Springs. 403-820-0961. Quality guaranteed. CRIMINAL RECORD? Why suffer employment/liLAND FOR SALE censing loss? Travel/business opportunities? Be emDUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA has for sale 4 project barrassed? Think: Criminal Pardon. US entry waiver. lands in Beaver County. Land locations are: SW27- Record purge. File destruction. Free consultation. 50-16-W4, SE18-49-14 W4M, S½3-46-11 W4M and 1-800-347-2540. NW32-47-13 W4M. Call Brent Thygesen, b_thy- GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? or 780- 678-0150. ployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. MemHEALTH GET UP TO $50,000 from the Government of Can- ber BBB. 1-877-987-1420. ada. All Ages & Medical Conditions Qualify. Have a child under 18 instantly receive more money. Call the

VOICE CLASSIFIEDS AND CAREERS AUCTION All-rite auctions online gun and ammo sale. To view, register or bid go to or call 780881-4184 Daysland, AB. Sale ends on Sept 20th, 6 pm.


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FOR SALE Paper roll ends available at the Vermilion Voice $10.00.

131 Park Ave. HOUSE: 900 sq. ft.

GIVE AWAY Do you have give aways? Until further notice The Vermilion Voice will run your ad for FREE. Call 780-8536305 or email

basement partially finished, large lot.

LAND FOR SALE ½ section land, 1 mile south of Vermilion. SE 21-506-w4, SW21-50-6-w4. If interested call 780-853-7709.

insulated and dry walled.

LOST Pair of grey prescription glasses somewhere in Vermilion a few weeks ago. Please call 780-853-6777.

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In memory of Our Dear Sister, Darlene Kreitz (nee McMinis), who was called home on September 14, 1978. The treasure of your memory, Darlene, Will never fade or die. In silence we shed a tear And ask the reason why. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. The flowers and leaves may wither, The golden sun may set, But the hearts that truly loved you Are the ones that don't forget. God bless you Darlene, till we meet again Forever in our hearts and thoughts.

Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by brothers Rod, Alan and sister Anne

2 bedrooms on main floor, GARAGE: Double detached, GARDEN SHED: Fits ride’em lawn mower.

To view please call - 780-942-2942 or cell 780-721-7922. Asking $103,500.00


Treasured Memories of My Dear Mother, DARLENE KREITZ (nee McMinis), who left us suddenly September 14, 1978. I will always remember the way she looked, And the way she spoke and smiled; The little things she said and did Are with me all the while. She meant so very much to me, That nothing I can say, Can tell the sadness in my heart, As I think of her each day. It doesn’t matter the day or year, There’s always the heartache, Always the tear. Memories don’t fade, They just grow deep, For the one that I loved, But could not keep. Life goes on, I know that is true, But it’s not the same without you.

Ever remembered, loved and sadly missed by daughter Lori


Competitive Wage & Benefits Fax resume to:

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Annual General Meeting September 28, 2021 at 11:30 am Due to COVID-19 and pandemic restrictions we will be restricting access to the public. If you have anything to bring up to the meeting, please forward any concerns or questions to

Auntie Heather is a 2 year old German Shepherd X. She is as sweet as a button and absolutely adores anyone that wants to meet her. Auntie Heather came to us as a stray and after completing her stray hold she went for her spay surgery and is all up to date on her vaccinations. Auntie Heather still has an abundance of energy and for that reason alone we would recommend her going to a home with older children, but we do not think she would do poorly in any home. She can sometimes be selective with her other animal friends but in the right circumstance and the appropriate Manners Training, we think she would do well with the right friend. If you think Auntie Heather seems like the right fit for you then head on down to the SPCA to meet this beautiful lady today!

We would like to thank our community for their generous support and kindness.

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Memorial Bench Placed At Pollinator Garden

Lois Kenzie Submitted

The family of Leonard and Marion Kenzie arranged to have a silver bench placed at the Pollinator Garden on the west side of town, across from the Senior Centre, in loving memory of their parents. Leonard and Marion were long time active citizens of the Vermilion area and the family wanted to honour their memory and all they have done for the community. Leonard and Marion met in the fall of 1947 and married on December 24, 1948. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to the Stellaville/Buffalo Coulee area, purchasing a quarter section of land. They raised 6 children, Margaret; Bill; Milli; Lois; Rick and Eleanor. The oldest 5 all attended Buffalo Coulee School for a variety of number of years. When a teacher’s strike happened in the county of Minburn in 1969, Leonard and Marion along with several neighbors fought hard to get the county of Vermilion buses to come and take the children and neighbor kids to Vermilion school. Leonard was involved with the oldest two kids in curling at Buffalo Coulee School in the old curling rink there, and in the Vermilion 4-H Beef club, where he was a leader. In 1973 Leonard was elected into the County of Minburn council and was involved in several boards including hospital and school boards. In the spring of 1974 there was major flooding of roads from the heavy snows of that winter and Leonard was kept very busy getting many roads rebuilt. Leonard was actively involved in getting the county lines moved and the area they resided in became County of Vermilion, where he remained a county councilor until 1980. Leonard also was part of the group that was instrumental in the building of the Vermilion Co-op Auction Mart, which now is North Central Livestock Exchange. When he retired from farming, Leonard became involved in the Stellaville Historical Society, including the restoration of the St Helen’s Anglican church and placing of the markers at the Stellaville School location. Marion was busy helping on the farm and running errands. Marion had a marvelous flower garden, and tended to them with care and pride. To this day many of her plants live on because she gladly shared many of her plants with family, friends and neighbors. Marion was involved in the Heather Bell’s Ladies Group, serving in different positions of the executive of that group. The group met once a month and was involved in socializing, games, raising money for various charities and at Christmas time baking and delivering goodies for the “shut-ins” in the community (those who were not able to get out any longer—often having moved

to Vermilion). They also made crafts and did projects, including a making a quilt together. This club only folded within the last 10 years. Many long term residents have fond memories of Marion working at the local Sears Catalogue office for a number of years. While Leonard held the title of secretary of the Cummings Lake Mutual Telephone Company, it was Marion who did the books; sent out the bills and collected on the account. Leonard and Marion were members of St. Saviours Anglican church in Vermilion. Here Marion would be busy baking pies and working at the Anglican church booth at the Vermilion Fair, and other church activities. Both Leonard and Marion canvassed for the Heart and Stroke Fund and later the Cancer Association. Marion passed away October 2018, just two months short of them celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. With the loss of his life partner, Leonard struggled on until July 2020, when he joined her in eternity. Leonard and Marion believed in living their life to the fullest; in working hard, and weren’t afraid to get involved in the betterment of society. They showed kindness to others and were quick to help out any fellow human that was struggling and needed a

helping hand. They were true examples of good citizens and are missed by the family and many others that knew them. The family hopes that the community of Vermilion will use and enjoy the bench and share good memories of their wonderful parents. The bench was placed with the assistance of the Town Manager, Kevin Lucas and the staff at the Town of Vermilion Parks Department. Their assistance was greatly appreciated by the family.

Memorial Bench Placed At Pollinator Garden. Photos submitted

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Supporters and SponsorsCommittee, (toVermilion date): Vermilion LakelandLakeland College, Vermilion College, Vermilion Newcomer Newcomer Committee, CLASS, CLASS, Lloydminster Lloydminster Local Immigration Local Immigration Partnership, Partnership, They Build They Bridges, Build Bridges, Alberta Actor Alberta from Actor Netflix from series Netflix Black series Summer, Black Summer, Founder of Founder ‘Make of it ‘Make Lakeland it College, Vermilion Newcomer Committee, Vermilion CLASS, Simple Pleasures Simple Pleasures Salon & Boutique Salon & Boutique Actor JESSE LIPSCOMBE - MC Awkward’ Awkward’ and creator andofcreator educational of educational board game board ‘Not game that ‘Not Funny’ that Funny’ Lloydminster Local Immigration Partnership, They Build Bridges, Prizes Actor JESSE Actor Door JESSE LIPSCOMBE LIPSCOMBE - MC - MC

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The Vermilion Voice | September 14, 2021

National Day For Truth And Reconciliation

Cornerstone Co-op Submitted

As a Co-operative, our Cornerstone Co-op is a different kind of business - locally owned and focused on our values of Teamwork, Commitment, and Integrity. Our Purpose Statement is “Making Life Better in our Communities”, and we strive daily to achieve our responsibility as a cornerstone of our communities. As local leaders in our communities in the journey towards reconciliation,

we are recognizing the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th and have committed over 2,500 training hours to fur ther e d u c at e a n d e n h a n c e o u r u n d e rstanding over the nex t 12 months. To accomplish this commitment, our Board of Directors, Team Leaders and Team members across our eight communities plan to: • Participate in Indigenous Canada, a 12- l e s s o n o n l i n e c o u r s e presented by the Facult y of

Native Studies at the University of Alberta. This course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. • A t t e n d t h e 2 - d a y U n i v e r s i t y nuhelot ’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills cultural sensitivity training that is research based and celebrates and honours workplace diversity. The session

embraces and utilizes the expertise, knowledge and lived wisdom of Elders, inviting participants on an experiential learning journey. This course reviews Indigenous World Views, Ceremony, Protocol, and Building healthy relations and community partnerships. To acknowledge National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we’re hosting top rated international keynote speaker Kendal Netmaker to facilitate a series of 4 virtual sessions for our team leaders across Cornerstone Co-op as well as follow up learning sessions to help move them as individuals along in their journey of reconciliation. We commit to long term and sustainable education where Cornerstone Co-op is taking steps to better understand the history of residential schools in Canada and provide educational opportunities for our Directors and team to pause and engage in reconciliation—it’s so much more than observing one day. For more information, contact: Graham Getz General Manager

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The Vermilion Voice | September 14, 2021

51st Annual Rusty Bit Horse Show And Gymkhana

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

The Vermilion 4-H Light Horse Club held their 51st Rusty Bit Horse Show and Gymkhana on September 11. The show had a good turn out with 21 participants ranging in age from seven-yearsold to adult from Vermilion, Lloydminster, Chauvin, and Marwayne. Throughout the day par ticipants

completed classes in showmanship and grooming in the senior, intermediate and junior levels, as well as English Pleasure and Equitation in all levels, Western Pleasure Walk Trot/Lead Line and Western Equitation in all levels, and the attendees were judged by Jackie Holman from Lloydminster. During the Gymkhana attendees participated in timed

Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, and Keyhole competitions. The first Rusty Bit was held in 1969 and got its name due to the award that was given at that time, an old rusty horse bit that was tacked to a piece of wood made by Jeanette Coutts husband. The current trophy which is presented to the overall high point winner is now made by Bill and

Jean Coutts and still represents the bit from the original show. Jeanette Coutts, John Coutts and Jean Coutts were in attendance to present the high point award to Brynn Murray. “It is so wonderful to be here today, and I am so happy to see so many in attendance. It’s been 51 years so keep it going!!” said Jeanette Coutts.

Seven-year-old Casey Bunny completing her Western Pleasure and Equitation under the guidance of Judge Jackie Holman.

Dixie Allen performing the Keyhole competition during the Gymkhana portion. Photos Lorna Hamilton

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Brynn Murray receiving the High Point Award, from left back, Jean Coutts, Brynn Murray, and John Coutts. Front row, Jeanette Coutts.


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