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November 30, 2021


Vermilion Chamber Hosts Light up Parade

The Town of Vermilion float. Photos Lorna Hamilton

Dawn Riley Reporter

The Vermilion Chamber kicked off the Christmas season on November 25 with some delicious food, the Light up Parade and some family fun activities on mainstreet which included a chance to see Santa before he got too busy. A substantial crowd enjoyed the many floats decorated brightly with lights and donned holiday scenes. A visit from good ol’ Santa Claus, who travelled in a side by side was also in the parade this year. “It was so nice to be able to have a normal parade this year. Last year’s was nice, but the children really enjoyed it

this year as they could stand outside and watch the floats go by,” said Lea-anne Fraser. Attendees eagerly took part in a hot dog sale hosted by Vermilion’s own Junior B Tigers, as well as the chance to make their own s’mores. The Rotary Club of Vermilion was on hand with cookies for sale to raise funds supporting Haying in the 30’s. After the parade, Santa visited for a while on mainstreet which provided visitors of all ages the opportunity to say hi and get pictures taken. “It was such a wonderful evening, it was nice to see so many people out to enjoy the festivities and see all the happy Pet Boutique and Salon float. See more photos on page 2. faces,” commented Santa.

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From left, Malyn and Venice Saja meeting Santa during the parade. Photo submitted

From left, Kinsely and Caleb Fraser watching the parade. Photo submitted

Santa waving as he passes by. Photo Braxton Hoare

“God looked around his garden and found an empty place”

Obituary for Evelyn May Pashulka December 12, 1946 ~ November 14, 2021

Evelyn passed away on November 14, 2021 at the Vermilion Health Centre. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 56 years Peter D. Pashulka; children Ken (Josie) Pashulka, Daryl (Laurie) Pashulka and Leslie Pashulka; grandchildren Kyle (Alex) Pashulka, Brandon Pashulka and Tyson, Riley and Taylor Pashulka; great granddaughter Renley Pashulka; sisters-Linda Pashulka and Lora (Vincent) Cusack; brother Allan (Frances) Stone; brothers in law Walter Chupka, Andy Pashulka, and Steve Pashulka; sisters in law Stephie Holowaychuk and Lil (Lloyd) Karenko; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours. She was predeceased by her parents Frank and Winnie Stone; sister Mary Chupka; and brothers in law Ambrose Pashulka, Nick Holowaychuk and Ben Axley. A Funeral Service was held on Friday, November 19th at 11:00 a.m. in Clandonald Hall, officiated by Candice Anderson. The service was a beautiful tribute to a hard working, honest and determined Mom, Baba, Great Baba, Sister and Aunt. The music “How Can I Help You Say Goodbye” by Patty Loveless, “When I Get Where I’m Going” by Brad Paisley, “Goodbye” by Kenny Rodgers and “Amazing Grace” by Alan Jackson, were a testament to her love of music and CFCW. Her eulogy was given by daughter in law Josie Pashulka and niece Donna Mytz. It was a loving tribute to her life’s passion and work. A slideshow gave a glimpse into how she touched people in her life. The funeral procession gave her one final drive through the yard that she had lived in and help establish for 56 years. Evelyn’s five grandsons and one nephew were honored to carry her to her last resting place at the Ascension Cemetery. The family would like to thank everyone for their messages, cards, calls, prayers, food, flowers, baskets and donations to Stars and other charities. Special thanks to Candice, Michelle, John and Bill at Reflections Funeral Service. Candice your guidance, compassion and caring will never be forgotten. Thank you to the nurses, Dr Louw and staff at Vermilion Health Centre for your care. Thank you to Sharon Jaremco and helpers for catering the wonderful meal following the service and for your support. We truly appreciate it. We know you will miss Evelyn as much as we will. Auntie Linda and auntie Lora for all the help the last few weeks. We love you dearly. Donna for the food trays, support and heartfelt help with the eulogy. “Heaven gained an angel we call Baba. We weren’t ready but he needed someone to make the best perogies, cabbage rolls, and pies. Someone to tend heavens petunia’s and grow the biggest garden. For over 30 years I’ve got to know you as a proud, feisty and determined lady whose hands worked so hard. We were prepared to battle this evil called cancer but God had other plans so you didn’t suffer long. We will cherish all the small moments as in a heartbeat they were all gone. Thank you for being a great wife, mom and baba. Rest easy I will try to keep your boys-young and old fed and in line. Loved you so much.” Peter and Les Ken, Josie, Tyson, Riley and Taylor Darryl, Laurie, Kyle, Alex & Renley, Brandon

The Rotary Club of Vermilion was out raising funds with their annual Haying in the 30’s cookie sale. Photo Dawn Riley

Field Marshall Alexander Branch 11 Vermilion Would like to thank the communities of Vermilion, Mannville, Innisfree and surrounding area for the generous donations for the Poppy Campaign. We would also like to thank the Town of Vermilion, the RCMP, Sheriffs, the Piper and the Drummer for their participation in the Ceremony. Thank you to all for purchasing wreaths.

Marcel Lefebvre, The Poppy Chairman


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Vermilion Town Council Attends Municipality Convention

Dawn Riley Reporter

To end their busy first month as elected officials, the newly elected Vermilion Town council were able to attend the 2021 Alberta Municipalities (formerly the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association) Convention in Edmonton both in person and virtually from November 17 to 19. Four councillors, Mayor Throndson and Chief Administrative Offi-

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cer (CAO) Kevin Lucas spent three days in Edmonton connecting with other municipal governments, private sector leaders and provincial politicians as they attended valuable workshops on some of the inner workings of a municipal government. Not only were councillors given the opportunity to attend informative sessions on subjects like strategic planning, establishing a strong council, cyber security, and

dance, including the newly elected council having an opportunity to get to know and learn about each other, as well as seeing first hand the importance of networking and advocating for the people and the Town of Vermilion. The councillors attended as many different sessions as they could so that they brought back a well rounded wealth of knowledge to use as they dive into their four year tenure as councillors.

Vermilion RCMP Charge Three After Break And Enter Reported


Vermilion, Alta - On Nov. 14, 2021, at about 9:54 p.m., Vermilion RCMP received a 911 report of a break and enter in progress to a local business on 41 Street in Vermilion. The complainant had discovered the criminal activity on security surveillance equipment and alerted police with descriptions of three suspect vehicles. At about 10:10 p.m., police patrols located one suspect vehicle that was towing a utility trailer which matched one of the descriptions provided. A traffic stop was conducted on Range Road 81 at Highway 16. The investigation led to the arrest of the two occupants for possession of stolen property. A subsequent search of the vehicle found a bear spray canister between the front seats, two balaclavas, approximately 10 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia amongst other items. Officers attended a second location after the complainant advised he had found the second suspect vehicle near township Road 504 and Range Road 85. Officers from Vermilion, Vegreville and St. Paul RCMP Police Dog Services, attended the area but after an extensive search they were unable to locate the suspects involved.

On Nov. 15, 2021, at approximately 9:56 a.m. Vermilion RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious person sleeping in the bush, on a rural property north of the town of Mannville, Alta., on Highway 881. Police attended the location a located a man that had been identified as a suspect in the ongoing investigation from the night prior and he was arrested. Tyler LaFlamme (36) and Ashley Benio (33), who were in the vehicle, have been charged with numerous offences including: • Breaking and entering a business (x2) • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00 (x2) • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (x2) Benio is further charged with possession of a controlled substance. Judicial release hearings were held. Benio was ordered released and has an appearance scheduled for Dec. 20, 2021, in Vermilion. Laflamme is remanded pending a release hearing. His next appearance is scheduled for Dec. 7, 2021. Christian Sawyer (23) is charged with break and enter to a business and mischief over $5000.00. Sawyer was released on an undertaking with a first appearance date of Jan. 17, 2022, in Vermilion.

In Loving Memory of Dave Armstrong

November 8, 1942 To December 3, 2013

how to advocate for small communities, they were able to establish some important connections with other municipal leaders from throughout the province. The valuable chances to establish rapport and starting relationships with provincial ministers and staff were also seized by councillors throughout the convention. Mayor Throndson stated that there were many benefits from the council’s atten-

He has gone across the river, To the shore of evergreen. And we long to see his dear face, But the river flows between; Someday, sometime, we shall see The face we loved so well, Someday we'll clasp his hand And never say farewell. Lovingly remembered by Your wife Diane and all your family.

Vermilion RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident. Please contact Vermilion RCMP at 780-853-4441 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous,

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What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.

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An upcoming family bir thday led me to prepare this Cherr y No-Bake Cheese Cake, as the cake they requested for their birthday. This recipe is also per fect as a deser t for the upcoming Christmas holidays. It could even be topped with crushed candy canes for a really festive touch. It is light and fluffy, and not a heavy or overly sweet dessert. This cheese cake is made with dream whip, which really reduces the fat content. I also make no-bake cheese cakes using 1 cup of whipping cream instead of the dream whip. Just whip the cream and add the sugar and the rest of the ingredients and chill. I just got back from a three-day visit to the Banff Springs Hotel with my

Craig Baird Columnist

In 1929, Vermilion was continuing to expand and grow and that was shown when a new dormitory was built on the Vermilion School of Agriculture. This addition showed that not only was the school growing in importance, but Vermilion as well. The cost of building the dormitory cost $20,000, which amounted to about $310,000 today. The opening of the dormitory was a big event, with many calling it the biggest event in Vermilion’s history to that point. Provincial Treasurer R.G. Reid would

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family. My mind is still processing everything from beautiful antiques, exquisite artwork, Christmas arrangement and the many decorated Christmas trees including several that were thirty feet tall. The amount of décor in the Banff Springs Hotel was phenomenal. On one floor I found a scale model of the hotel, built entirely out of gingerbread, and decorated with candy and sugar glass windows lit from inside. That hotel is spectacular undecorated, but to see it done up for Christmas, and the scale of everything was truly impressive. As I peaked outside the window by the gingerbread castle, I saw the majestic mountains in the background, and a glass igloo on the grounds outside, with diners inside, enjoying their supper and the mountain styled décor inside the igloo. At every turn there was something to delight the eyes, and the view of the Rocky Mountains outside is unmatched.

As my husband and I drove home, it was interesting for us to note the contrast of the expansive and beautiful prairies is, and how much we both love the simplicity where we live on the prairies. No Bake Cheese Cake Crust 1 cup graham wafer crumbs 1/4 cup melted butter 1 Tablespoon sugar Filling 2 packages of dream whip 1 cup milk 1/4 cup sugar 2/3 cup sour cream 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese (fat reduced or full fat) Topping: choice of sliced strawberries, canned cherry or blueberry pie filling Bring the cream cheese to room temperature. Combine the graham wafer crumbs with the melted butter and

press into the bottom of an 8” x 8” cake pan. With an electric beater whip the 2 packages of powdered dream whip with the milk and vanilla. Whip in the sugar, sour cream and cream cheese until smooth. Pour the mixture into the cake pan and refrigerate until set. This no bake cheese cake can be finished with a variety of toppings such as spreading a can of cherry or blueberry pie filling on top. For chocolate lovers, you can fold 3/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips into the cream cheese mixture before chilling and top or drizzle with chocolate sauce. It can also be topped with fresh sliced strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, bananas or blueberries and a dollop of whipped cream. This recipe is a family favorite that is quick and easy to make. Its light texture complements the delicate and creamy flavor and adds the finishing touch to make any meal special.

The New Dormitory In Vermilion

say quote: “It is my duty to declare this building formally opened and to dedicate it to the purpose for which it was designed, having every confidence that it will far exceed the expectation of all us, and more and more, so as the years go by in the Province of Alberta.” The dedication of the new building was a major affair with several important dignitaries coming out. Along with the provincial treasurer, there was the university president, Irene Parlby, the first female MLA in Alberta and a member of the Famous Five was also on hand. The deputy minister of agriculture, the inspector of schools and the mayor of Vermilion were also attending.

The premier of Alberta was supposed to attend but a schedule conflict prevented this. The completion of the dormitor y would allow the school to provide extra services, greatly expanding its role in Alberta. Parlby would comment that the school played an important role in equipping young men and women for leadership in the province. The entire dedication ceremony took place in the assembly hall, which was described as being tastily decorated for the occasion. Dr. Wallace, the president of the university would say quote: “These schools will have in hand the

training for rural life, which will be that much more enriched by your being here and because of the things you have got out of your education.” After the big dedication of the building, which took several hours, there was a banquet for all of the distinguished guests in the dining hall, which was also attended by students. In all, about 250 people were on hand for the banquet that included speeches, a toast and more. Suggestions for columns or questions? E-mail Craig at crwbaird@gmail. com. Listen to his podcast by searching for “Canadian History Ehx” on your podcast platform. Find his show on YouTube by searching for “Canadian History Ehx”.

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Video Games Can Help Build Good Habits

Braxton Hoare Columnist

Video games are often thought of as fun activities that d o n’ t really of fer anything aside from an escape from the monotony of everyday living. At times they can be very rewarding and even addictive for the player. Many teenagers and adults have trouble focusing on tasks aside from gaming. Why is it that people find games so addicting? Is it possible to trick our brains into doing the boring tedious work that we all have to do? The concept of gamification is the idea of adding game mechanics into non- game environments. This can encapsulate websites, workplaces, schools, or mobile apps. Gamification is already all around you, though you may not even realize it.

Helen Row Toews Columnist

Lifelong learning Although it’s my job to spend each day in school listening to some darn fine lessons being taught, I know all education can’t be learned in a classroom. With that in mind, may I present two small pearls of wisdom you may wish to add to your own repertoire? While on a trip to Europe with family one summer, we spent five glorious days in Rome. We rented an apartment, shopped at the nearby supermercato (grocery store), and lived life as temporary locals. One morning, as we prepared for another day of sightseeing, I heard a shrill screech from the far bedroom. “Help!” Melanie shrieked. “I’ve spilled a bottle of Mango Tango nail polish on the laminate!”

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Most modern social media platforms are designed with this gamification in mind. One common way that social media platforms keep users engaged is with gamification. They present the user with a number representing their followers. This number acts as a type of scoring system that keeps people constantly interacting with the app in an attempt to get a higher score. Even dating has been gamified, with modern dating apps using simple game-like controls to sift through an endless sea of potential par tners. They keep users hooked by presenting each match as if it is an achievement you gained by playing. So, rather than settling down or going on dates, many people can get addicted to the game that is swiping through chasing one more match. Although these examples may seem pretty dark, there are positives to gamification as well. For example, games

like Headspace, and Duolingo attempt to gamify good habits such as meditation, and learning a new language. They use a common gamification tactic called streaks to do this. A streak is the number of days in a row a user has used a service or app. Headspace uses this tactic as a powerful tool to help convince its users to keep meditating every day. The fear of losing a large streak can be a great motivator. That along with the fun and colourful characters in the app can make it feel more like playing a game than doing a chore. One of the most famous examples of gamification is with the app Pokemon GO. The team behind the Pokemon GO app was able to trick millions of people into going for walks. All because they gamified the experience of walking, with little virtual monsters that you can collect by going out. So, how can you implement some of

Prairie Wool

As you can imagine, a puddle of bright orange lacquer on recently installed flooring, was not going to go over well with the owners of this flat. Todd, her resourceful husband, lunged to his feet. Rushing to the refrigerator he snatched a bottle from inside the door, a dishcloth off the sink, and galloped down the hallway, his face grim. We gathered to watch. He thrust the flask to Melanie like a baton in a relay race, she grabbed it from his hand and glugged the entire contents onto the stain. Then, after scrubbing vigorously, she stood and gestured to the area with an air of quiet triumph. The lacquer was gone. Answer: half a bottle of Limoncello, a lemonflavoured Italian liquor left behind by previous occupants. *Knowledge gained: beverages consisting of 32 percent alcohol work well as nail polish remover. I know a woman who is a strong, unmovable force. Even as a youngster, people

stood back, allowing her to take charge of difficult situations. (They were a little afraid of her too.) She was authoritative and stood for no-nonsense, rising to every occasion with strident authority and self-assurance. Until one day when a stranger dropped by… On this day she was a passenger in Dad’s ’78 Chevy half-ton as we motored onto a busy street. It was a farm truck, and a little dusty, but that wasn’t a problem for her. Yet, suddenly she screamed! Springing toward me across the bench seat, she knocked my hand off the gearshift just as I was changing into third. She clawed at my jacket, her eyes glassy and bulging, and struggled to open the driver’s door and fling herself into the street. The truck swerved. I fought for control as she clutched at the wheel. “What the heck are you doing?” I yelled, struggling to peer around her as she dove across my lap, rigid with fear. I yanked the truck to the side of the road and stopped.

these gamification techniques into your daily routine? Well, there are many different options to try, but ultimately it depends on what you would like to do. For teachers or parents who struggle to get their children motivated in school, try and make their math or social into a quiz-type game where they get points when they get a correct answer and lose points when they get it wrong. In a class environment, teachers can even create a leaderboard to incentivize competitive children to participate. Maybe you can also benefit from the same concepts of gamification in your daily life by getting creative and imagining different games for simple realworld tasks and trying to create some sort of reward system for yourself by counting how many days you’ve done your chores without skipping a day, make doing the dishes a competition and you might just find yourself tricked into participation.

My chum lifted a trembling finger to the windshield. There, suspended from a tiny, gossamer thread, was a spider. Was it a great hoary beast with blood-red eyes and fangs dripping with venom? No. Just a little-bitty fellow, barely visible against the sunlit sky. He swung to and fro, blissfully unaware of the immense power he possessed. My pal scrambled outside and shivered while I transferred the innocent arachnid to the grassy verge. Then, warily she scanned the interior for more before consenting to clamber back inside. *Knowledge gained: there’s no shame in weakness. We all face times when it’s important to have someone to lean on. (Perhaps just not while they’re driving.) Find more about Helen at helentoews. com. There you can learn more about her humorous Prairie Wool Books, or newly released fantasy series, perfect for Christmas giving.

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The agriculture Student Scholarship Program is now open for applications for the 2022 year. Students are invited to submit a three-minute video or 1000-word essay with the topic of

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Is There Hope? (In The Darkest Times)

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Supported by FCSS: City of Lloyd m in ster, Tow n s of Ver m ili o n an d Wainwright, Villages of Kitscoty and Marwayne , County of Vermilion River and donations This is a question many are asking as we come to the end of a year. For those who are grieving a loss, it may feel like the darkest time with nothing to be hopeful about. You may feel suspended in your pain, isolated and full of waves of emotions; anger, guilt, blame, hopelessness, anxiety, depression and despair. Normal feelings for one who’s life has been changed forever. We are already bombarded with the carols and ads of buying and family gatherings, which only add to the fact your Christmas will be different and all you want is your loved one back, life to be normal again and the pain to end. Prior to COVID support was there to gather together and support, with fa m i l y c o n n e c t i o n s r e m e m b er i n g , tears and laughter. Now you have to

navigate with restrictions in life that reduce the needed essential support of human touch and connection at the darkest time. You may wish right now the month would magically disappear. This isn’t going to happen so what can you do. This may sound strange but there is hope and healing of your pain by moving through your pain and grief. You had relationship with and shared love and a connection with your loved one. If you were blessed to love deeply, you will grieve deeply. To evade the pain you would never have known the love of relationship. In the restrictions we live in find a way to reach out on your painful journey for someone who you trust to companion with you and to listen. Where pain is shared it is halved. Discuss how you will plan to get through the holiday. To find ideas to navigate the holidays, or to have conversation about your journey and your memories and reduce your isolation, look to friends or the support of the Walking Through Grief Society. You can access support

and someone to listen at 780 -846 2576 / c 78 0 - 871-175 0 or e m a i l at wtgriefsupp@xplornet.ca. There is a website and face book to find information also. We leave with you the following message (author unknown) A LITANY OF HOPE In this season of hope, may we carry in each of our hearts and the heart of whatever we call family the hope of healing and renewal. On the days when it is a challenge to face a world caught up in joy and lights and carols and gifts. May we receive the gift of understanding the depth of our loss and the hope of healing. On the days when it seems that no one understands the changes in or lives and the memories carried deep inside. May we receive the gift of courage to speak with honesty and truth, to those who will listen. When we are afraid to reach out and ask for help of neighbours, friends, co-workers and acquaintances, may we receive the gift of vulnerability to allow others to share pain with us and

look together to the source of healing. When in a fleeting moment we see our loved one out of the corner of our eye, smell his/her presence or hear his/her voice, may we acknowledge the mystery that is life and death and be comfor ted b a presence that we cannot name or fully know. When we remember our role with those we cared for as wife, husband, partner, son, daughter, friend or confidante, may we honour the gift we gave and live in the hope that our loved one’s transition was more whole because of our presence with them. And when hope seems so far away; when fear overcomes us, when suffering is all we remember, when guilt weights us down, when healing and wholeness seem a distant, unachievable goal, and when grief accompanies us like an unwanted guest, may ho pe be our stro ng an d stead fast companion. Hope to feel, hope to find community, hope to regain lost faith, hope even to laugh and dance to the tune of a song we have never heard before.



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Two Lakeland Alumni To Compete At National Finals Rodeo

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

Two of Lakelands alumni family will be heading to Las Vegas in December to compete in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR). Scott Guenthner, who finished his regular rodeo season in 7th place with $74,953 will compete in the steer wrestling competition, this will be the fourth time in his career. Guenthner is a livestock production alumnus. Guenthner who is a class of 2021 alum says that it is a dream come true and implied that it is everyone’s dream and that it is not an easy goal to make. “The first time is of course a huge deal, but even after, it’s a big deal. It’s still hard work, it isn’t an easy road,” say Guenthner who went on to say, that every day, you

just have to grind through it, and then you get there and it’s the best of the best. The first night you ride into the arena, the hair on the back of your neck stands up- it’s so loud. Kolby Wanchuk will join Guenthner at the NFR for the first time in his career. Wanchuk will compete in the saddle bronc riding and finished his season this year in 8th place with a total of $86,859. Wanchuk is a class of 2017 heavy oil and power engineering alumnus and said that it’s tough to say what the most exciting part of the NFR will be. “The bright lights are a whole different experience. It’s the best bucking horses in the world, the loudest crowd in the world, and I’m going to have a lot of family and friends coming down. I’m really looking forward to the entire experience, it’s like no

Kolby Wanchuk. Photos submitted

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

other rodeo,” said Wanchuk. He also went on to say that he would like to thank Lakeland College and the Lakeland rodeo team for all the great practices and lessons that he learned in the Rustlers arena. It’s the first time Guenthner will be competing alongside a fellow Lakeland graduate and he’s excited about what his and Wanchuk’s accomplishments say about Lakeland’s rodeo program. “It just goes to show that you can still make it to the NFR without going to the United States for school,” Guenthner says. “You can stay in Canada, close to home, attend a Canadian college, and still make it to the world finals.” Geoff Brown, Lakeland’s dean of agricultural sciences states that it has been great to watch both Guenthner and Wanchuk’s journey from college students running

steers and riding broncs in the college’s Equine Centre, to living their dream on the most prestigious rodeo stage in the world. “Both Scott and Kolby were culture builders on the Lakeland Rustlers Rodeo Team and they serve as great examples to our students with regard to what is possible with hard work and dedication. There aren’t many Canadian college rodeo programs that can say they have two alumni competing at the NFR. It is pretty cool,” said Brown. The NFR is the world’s richest and most prestigious rodeo. The top 15 contestants in the world in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tiedown roping, barrel racing and bull riding compete to take home their share of a multi-million dollar purse. The event runs Dec. 2-11.

Scott Guenthner.

Gord Bamford Back On The Stage

Gord Bamford is an Alberta singer/ songwriter and is said to be, “one of the most decorated artists in Canadian country music.” During his career, Bamford has been awarded 26 Canadian Country Music Association awards, multiple JUNO nominations, and is the only two-time winner of Nashville’s Country Music Association Global Country Artist. Bamford is also known for the success of his self-named charity The Gord Bamford Foundation which he began 14 years ago. Since its inception, the charity has generated over $4.5 million dollars and focuses mainly on children’s charities such as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Big Brothers

and Sisters, numerous children’s hospitals across Canada and MusiCounts. In June of 2021, Bamford released his 10th album titled ‘Diamonds in a Whiskey Glass’ featuring his recent hit single “Heaven on Dirt ” which has quickly climbed the charts. Bamford was disappointed when they had to postpone shows from his last tour due to COVID and after an almost two-year hiatus, Gord Bamford is back on stage with his ‘Kick COVID in the A**’ tour. “I am excited to get back on the road with my band. I grew up in a small town, so it’s only natural for me to go back to the place where it all started. So many communities and organizations were affected hard by COVID. I cannot wait to return to live shows and bring people back together to enjoy

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the power of music,” commented Bamford. While Bamford and his band are fully vaccinated, he does recognize that people have to make their own choice and after countless hours Bamford and his team have come up with a solution to have people safely attend their upcoming shows. “I believe in freedom of speech and choice and every person on this earth should have that right, so I have decided that a great option for people who have decided not to be vaccinated is this. When you purchase a ticket to my show, I will provide you with a free rapid test which I will personally pay for and have a mobile testing site come into your community one day prior to the show and will be managed by certified healthcare professionals and follow all Alberta Health Services guidelines and regulations,” said Bamford. Bamford’s tour will have him at the St. Paul Recreation Centre in St. Paul on December 10 and tickets are available through his website at gordbamford.com and can be purchased as groups or indiGord Bamford. Photo submitted vidually.


The Vermilion Voice | November 30, 2021

Dawn Riley

Community Futures Have Come To Vermilion


Community Futures Lloydminster and Region has opened an office in Vermilion, and are looking forward to continuing to help local entrepreneurs establish and build their businesses. Offering several programs to assist local businesses with everything from marketing to financial advice and aid, Community Futures staff are


ready to help the community grow. a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call 780-875-5458 to book an “This is another excellent source of lending and busi- appointment. ness support for our community,” stated Councillor Pulyk, “people may not know, but you do not have to be a new business to access the services offered.” Wanna Dance? Productions presents The new office is located inside the Regional Centre, and will be open on Thursdays from 9

Saturday December 4, 2021 At 7 pm Lakeland College Alumni Theatre 5707 College Drive Vermilion, AB Tickets $15 available at: Daines and Daubney, the door or by calling 780-261-0767

Make this holiday spectacular a part of your family’s traditions! From Left: Leanne Martin Vermilion and District Chamber of Commerce, Kirby Whitlock Town Councillor, Sharon Munn Business Analyst, Rob Pulyk Town Councillor, Corinne McGirr General Manager Community Futures, Kevin Martin Town Councillor, Mary Lee Prior Economic Development Officer Town of Vermilion. Photo Dawn Riley

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Selling Farm Land, It’s All We Do The customer’s always write… We elected to go with CLHbid.com to sell our 100 year old Saskatchewan/Alberta ranch, made up of 45.5 quarter sections. As the land was held in a corporation, CLHbid worked closely with our accountant to utilize tax strategies to maximize the net after tax returns to all shareholders. Their ability to package parcels, engage the maximum amount of bidders by offering the ‘en bloc’ option and market into the financial sector was a game-changer. In the end the entire Hjalte Ranch was sold in a matter of hours to 7 different buyers.

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The Vermilion Voice | November 30, 2021

Hallway Of Handicrafts Brightened Up Lakeland Mall


Dawn Riley

ent vendors to visit, there was something for everyone on people’s lists. With retail Shoppers were treated to the opportu- COVID-19 guidelines in place, shoppers nity to start their Christmas shopping on were able to safely browse, shop and Saturday at Lakeland Mall. With 35 differ- enjoy lunch from the Eagle’s Nest Grill. Reporter

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Livestock Sales

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For more info or bookings call: Wayne Woodman 306-821-6310 Kyle Soderberg 306-883-737 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) Brody Brooks 306-240-6504 (St. Walburg/Loon Lake/Edam area)

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Thursday, December 2 @ 9:00 am Presort Internet Yearling & Calf Sale Followed by Regular Butcher Cow & Bull Sale

Monday, December 6 @ 2:00 pm Westman Farms on Farm Annual Bred Heifer Sale

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A beautiful display of Pottery. Photos Credit: Toni Teasdale

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• Rod Bouck of Kitscoty, AB • • Complete dispersal of Charolais X Exotic cows. For more information call Woody at 306-821-6310

• Bar Cross Roads Ranch of Edam, SK • 100 RWF Traditional heifers bred to Black Angus Bulls to start calving Feb 10th for 55 days 50 RWF Traditional heifers & 20 Black Simmy X heifers bred to Black Angus bulls to start calving March 20 for 55 days. For more information contact Steve at 306-441-8281

• Brian Cook of Lloydminster, SK • 30 Black Heifers bred to Black Bulls, for March/April calving

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Wayne Woodman 306-821-6310 | Kyle Soderberg 306-883-737 | 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) Brody Brooks 306-240-6504 (St. Walburg/Loon Lake/Edam area) | Main Office 306-825-8831



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The Vermilion Voice | November 30, 2021

Councillor Stacey Hryciuk Named County Reeve

Third term County of Vermilion River Councillor Stacey Hryciuk has been elected by her peers to be the Reeve for the County for the next year. The annual position adds a few tasks to Hryciuk’s role as the Councillor for Division Three, including chairing council meetings, and acting as the public spokesperson for the council. She also has the role of being the closest contact with the County’s Chief Administrative Officer, Harold Northcott. For those that don’t know, the council is responsible for municipal activities within the County of Vermilion River (CVR), this includes, municipal planning and zoning by-laws, land development, property taxes, bylaw enforcement, fire protection, agriculture services, recreation programs and facilities, building standards, transportation, storm sewer, sidewalk, road maintenance and improvement, water and sewage, and the disposal of garbage within the county. County council is responsible for making the decisions required for these services to operate in the best interests

of the county residents. Vermilion River is divided into seven divisions, and while each councillor represents the division they live and were elected in, they do serve the entire county in their positions. The council’s governance power is regulated through the provincial Municipal Government Act. When Hr yciuk was elected eight years ago, she did experience a couple of surprises, both of which provided motivation to continue to expand her knowledge base and be the most efficient councillor she could. First, Hryciuk knowing there would be rules to comply with, but she had no idea the depth of the policies, bylaws, and legislation that encompassed how a municipality should operate. The amount of knowledge that a councillor needs to access and learn was almost overwhelming, but Hryciuk was more than eager to expand her knowledge base and educate herself on good governance. She has also found that she enjoys meeting county residents, “the people are my favourite part of the job” she states, “having interesting intelligent conversations and hearing their perspec-

tives” is a daily highlight for Hryciuk. Councillor Hryciuk has a few goals for her third four year term, but the continued improvement of the roads is at the top of her list. The Road Network requires a considerable chunk of the county’s budget, and is the largest service that the council provides, so Hryciuk believes focus on the maintenance, improvement and rehab of the roads needs to continue. They have made significant headway on road quality in the past couple of years, along with culvert replacements, bridge maintenance, dust control and Hryciuk would like to see that momentum continue. She does see some challenges too, the current circumstances of the world both with the pandemic and economic downturn in the energy sector, combined with additional costs imposed by the province and shrinking grants and revenues are going to have a significant effect on the delivery of high standards of service she feels the County strives to achieve. “We have a lot going for us by way of industry, individuals and talent. If we can stay competitive on a broader scale and

improve rural internet service we can create opportunities for Rural Alberta to stay vibrant,” she states. The federal and world focus on energy away from fossil fuels are issues she is watching closely. The County has a world class natural gas utility, that with some commitment at higher levels of government, has the ability to redirect vented gas and capture it for use. “The solutions are there, says Hryciuk, “but unfortunately there is no desire at higher levels as they charge forth on their efforts to eliminate fossil fuel usage, with no real, workable solutions on how people will transport goods or heat their homes during the Alberta winter months.” Despite the challenges, Hryciuk is optimistic, and she will continue to serve the people, and advocate for the County of Vermilion River, the Region and Rural Alberta along with other leaders, and government levels for what is best for County residents regarding those concerns.

Reeve Stacey Hryciuk. Photo Dawn Riley

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J.R. Robson School News


Raynette Schroeder ville Cougars 78-37 on Saturday Nov. 18. Submitted Our Senior Boys Volleyball team won Originally sched- silver at Zones in Lamont on Novemuled to have Awards Day on Tuesday, ber 20. Because the Provincial hosts, Nov. 16, we had to push it back 2 days Assumption High from Cold Lake won because of the weather and the busses gold, our boys went to Provincials on not running so on Thursday, we handed November 25 in Cold Lake to represent out our academic student awards for last the Northeast Zone. year. We videoed the presentations and Our final exam schedule for January is will make these available on our website now available to view on our website. Just for parents to watch. When it is ready to a reminder that while the Grade 10-12 be viewed, we will send out the link. students will be writing final exams in Thank you to Cornerstone Co-op for January, it will be regular classes for the the donation of $604 from their Bags Grade 7-9 students. for Breakfast Program to our Breakfast Important dates: Program! Dec. 20-31: Winter Break – no classes Congratulations to the Vermilion Jan. 13: Grad Picture Retakes Marauders football team, who won the Jan. 31-Feb.1: Semester Break – no Alberta 6-man Football League tier 2 classes championship game defeating the VegreFeb. 2: Semester 2 begins. Cornerstone Co-op donation cheque. Photo submitted

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“It ’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” in the hallways of St. Jerome’s. Mrs. McCormack and Mrs. Martin continued their yearly tradition with the grade 3 students, creating beautiful advent calendars for each class in grades K-5. Behind each day is a fun Christmas activity for students to complete in their classrooms. Some examples include: a paper “snowball” fight, make a Christmas craft, and the yearly favourite “Sing a carol to the grade 3 class to earn a mini candy cane.” They will deliver the calendar to the elementary classrooms on Monday, November 29, which is the day after the first Sunday of Advent. Mrs. Moir made sure every classroom had a Christmas tree, which the students got to decorate. It is a huge undertaking for her, and we all appreciate her dedication to our students. Students went to Mass on November 25. Again, we were divided into two groups, the junior high and high school students went in the morning and the elementary students attended in the afternoon. Father Joy spoke of Advent, the importance of repentance, and cleaning our hearts for Jesus’ arrival.

Karen King Submitted

VIBE would like to ex te n d a h u g e thank you to Paul Klaassen, Owner of PWM Steel, for the donation of $5748.00 for VIBE Programming in Vermilion and area. Paul says

St. Jerome’s School News

The elementary students are hard at work preparing for our annual Christmas concert. This year we will be performing “The Bethlehem Project: A Christmas Musical for Kids.” The grade 5 students and Miss Frankiw are hard at work memorizing their lines, while all classes are preparing their song to present during the production. This year, the performance will be recorded ahead of time and will be released for families to enjoy. November 24 was “Anything but a Backpack Day,” organized by the student council. The challenge required bringing your belongings to school in… anything BUT a backpack. Some popular choices were suitcases and hockey bags. However, some students got very creative carrying their things in helmets, laundry baskets, and even a garbage can! Lots of fun was had, thanks to the student council for coming up with such a creative idea. Students in grades 4 and up are selling carnival tickets for $2 each. You can ask a student to purchase tickets for the draw or contact the office and we will make sure you get your hands on some. The grade 10 leadership is organizing a Christmas carnival for students to participate in at school in the days leading up to the Christmas break. Again, it will be different than in years past but we are very proud of how all

of our students are rising to the challenges of these unprecedented times. Derek Young, an expert in the field of Waste Management, came in and did a presentation to Miss Hebert’s Grade 4 class about Waste in our World as a way for students to connect their learning in

science with life outside the classroom. A big thank you to Mr. Young for volunteering his time and expertise to enhance student learning at St. Jerome’s. Up & Coming: -Christmas Break for students will be from December 20th to January 2, 2022.

November 24 was “Anything but a Backpack Day,” organized by the student council at St.Jerome’s. The challenge involved bringing your belongings to school in… anything BUT a backpack. Photo submitted

Vermilion Elementary School News

that with the suppor t of community and people like Dustin Babij, PWM is able to give more support back to the youth of the community. VIBE will be using this funding for their Strong Interest Program, Building Mental Wellness Programming, mentorship programs, Believe Leadership Program, Lego

Social Skills Groups, Random Acts of Kindness Programming and their youth advisory. This funding will go a long way. We would like to welcome to our school three students from Lakeland College. All three ladies are doing their practicum with us. Charu Mehta is studying Early Learning and Child Care and is with Grade 1 classes. Gargi Gill and Devorah Brown are both at Lake-

land to get their Child and Youth Care. Gargi is with Mrs. Zaharko in Kindergarten and Devorah is with both Mrs. Heinrich and Mrs. Tupper in the Grade 2 and 2/3 classes. We wish all three ladies much success in their future. Dates to Remember: Dec. 7 – Plaid or Christmas Sweater Dress up Day; Dec. 17 – Pajama Day; Dec. 18-Jan. 2 – Christmas Break; Jan. 5 – Dress to Impress or Career Dress up Day.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Part-time Hairdresser Join our team at the Vermilion Valley Lodge and help us provide exceptional care for our residents. We are looking for a Part-time Hairdresser – 3 – 4 days per week. Located at the Vermilion Valley Lodge, our salon is fully operational and ready to be rented. The Hairdresser will be leasing the space and is not an employee of the Vermilion Valley Lodge. You can set your own hours of operation and will have access to 80+ residents in our retirement lodge and supportive living housing. Covid-19 vaccination is mandatory. Please submit your resume to: carrie.kohlruss@vdhf.ca Photo submitted



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The Vermilion Tigers Vs The Killam Wheat Kings

Braxton Hoare Reporter

The Tigers’ most recent home game took place on November 26 at the Vermilion Stadium. Both the Tigers and the Killam Wheat kings seemed ready from the second their skates hit the ice. The game began swiftly with both teams instantly clashing on the ice. The game seemed very evenly matched with both teams navigating between the opposing players and weaving the puck through their defence. It was an intense battle between the teams as both wanted to be the first to score. Finally, after about 15 minutes the first score was made. The Tigers Dalton Irvine sunk the puck in the net. The second period began with the Tigers leading the game with one point. They needed to carry that momentum into the second period in order to make easy work of the Killam Wheat Kings.

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The Vermilion Voice | November 30, 2021

Derwent Fire Department Gives Back

Submitted The Derwent Fire Department has been around for many years; in 1949 the Brigade purchased our first fire truck: a 1913 LaFrance pumper. During this time, many individuals have volunteered their time and effort for the community as members and executives. It takes a lot of time and dedication to be a volunteer fire fighter, being ready 24 hours/day, 365 days/year, never knowing when the next call might be. As a department, we spend thousands of hours each year attending incidents, meetings, practices, and training. Things have changed over the years including the gear, equipment, and regu-

lations. The Derwent Fire Department consists of 26 volunteer members from the hamlet and surrounding area. We are unique as a volunteer department, since in addition to fundraising, none of us keep a wage. Instead, we donate the income to an account which helps to fund our equipment upgrades. An example of this is our Kubota UTV, mounted on tracks, which has a high pressure, low volume pump that can spray a water/foam mixture for approximately 40 minutes on a fill. This machine allows us to get into areas that are not accessible with traditional fire trucks for fire suppression and first aid.

Another great asset that we purchased is our drone, which has a 4K camera and infrared capabilities for detecting hot spots. We take the drone on all calls, using it to analyze scenes and dispatch resources effectively. Another valuable use is search and rescue. Footage is used for response analysis and training. Other recent purchases include an additional fire truck, jaws of life, and more. We are proud of being a multi-generation department; many of our fathers belonged to the department years ago. We are a very close group which is why we excel. At the beginning of 2021, we decided

to take on a project to support STARS Air Ambulan ce. The Der went Fire Department grew 21 acres of canola. All proceeds from the crop were donated to STARS. Members of the department and the greater community donated time, equipment, fuel, and inputs in order to grow and harvest the crop. We invited cash donations, and received a generous response to our giving levels: 1/4 Acre for $50+, Silver for $100+, Gold for $250+, and Platinum for $500+. In total, we were able to issue a cheque to STARS for $17,500.28. We would like to thank all of our volunteers and generous donors!

Back row L-R: Chaplain Don Logan, Micheal Speirs, Clint Jacula, Wayne Mudryk, Carter Bielech, Tom Mudryk, Dillon Bykowsky, Lt. Saul Noster, Darren Yaceyko, Cpt. Randy Kwasnycia, Dean Schaap, Dillon Kwasnycia. Front Row L-R: Lt. Kevin Onysyk, Cpt. Ed Mailhot, Deputy Chief Matt Jaremco, Anthony Axley, John Grykuliak, Chief Greg Lychak, Lt. Rick Kwasnycia, Lt. Simon Noster, Cpt. Ezra Noster, Jody Kiziak, Don Gulayec. Missing: Austin Axley, Scott Bannister, Devon Jacula. Photo submitted

Screen Test Is Coming To Vermilion December

Alberta Health Services Submitted

Thank you for supporting Screen Test over the past 30 years. It has been our pleasure bringing screening mammography to you. Together we are saving lives, one community at a time. Screen Test is a free service provided by Alberta Health Services that offers screening mammograms. Our mobile screening units travel to 120 communities throughout Alberta to provide convenient access to breast cancer screening. Having regular screening mammograms is the best way to find breast cancer early, before symptoms appear

and when treatment may work better. Who should have a screening mammogram? If you’re 50 to 74, you don’t need a referral to have a mammogram. Make screening part of your regular health routine. Plan to have a mammogram every 2 years or as decided by you and your healthcare provider. If you’re 40 to 49 or over 75, discuss the risks and benefits of screening with your healthcare provider. You will need a referral if you’re 40 to 49 and it’s your first mammogram, or if you’re over 75. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book a mammogram with Screen Test.

Breast density scores are now included in your Screen Test result letter Breast density is the amount of dense tissue compared to the amount of fat in a person’s breasts. It can be harder to find cancer in dense breasts because this tissue appears white on a mammogram, the same colour as many kinds of breast cancer. It’s common to have dense breast tissue. Dense breasts are only one of many risk factors for breast cancer. Other factors, such as age and genetics, have a bigger impact on your overall risk. You can’t tell how dense your breasts are by size, look or feel. The only way to find out

is by having a mammogram. Talk to your healthcare provider about your breast density score and your personal risk of breast cancer. Learn more about breast density on screeningforlife.ca. Is it safe to go for screening mammograms during COVID-19? Enhanced safety measures are in place to keep patients and staff safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Details will be shared when you call to book your mammogram. For more information on Screen Test and breast cancer screening, visit screeningforlife.ca.




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The Vermilion Voice | November 30, 2021


Alumnus Supports Student-led Initiative With Purchase Of Grain Cart

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

Lakeland College students wanted to improve farm operations, but without funding to do so the vision wouldn’t be able to come to life. Luckily for the students Roy Kubica came to the rescue and provided the students with a brand new Demco 1050 grain cart and it was unveiled at the Vermilion campus on November 19. Kubica’s $80,000 gift supported the purchase of the new grain cart as well as any required student leadership initiatives around its use. “When I started farming, there were so many things I learned at Lakeland that I used in the field,” says Kubica, Class of 1966. “I had taken animal husbandry, fertilizers, soils – and we were using all of it. I never married and have no children, so some of the income I’ve generated over the years, I am using to support Lakeland. That a s s i s t a n c e i s n ow b e i n g u s e d by students to support their future.” This is far from the first major contribution Kubica has made to Lakeland. His past suppor t allowed Lakeland to expand its land base. In 2015, he began the Roy J. Kubica Agriculture Scholarship and began the Roy J. Kubica Agriculture Bursary in 2020. “ Throughout the years, Roy has been so supportive of our college and students. His generosity made it possible for us to grow our campus farm and I know so many students have been helped by his ongoing support of our awards program. This grain cart is another wonderful contribution, one that will enhance hands-on learning opportunities for our students using the latest agricultural technology. We are so grateful for his ongoing support


and are thankful for all he has done for Lakeland and our future ag leaders,” says Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart, president and CEO of Lakeland College. The new grain c ar t is equip ped with scales to weight each load of grain and will hold 1,000 bushels and works with the Agrimatics Libra grain cart inventory platform. The weights will automatically download into the program so the combine operator will see how large each load of grain is as it’s unloading allowing the information to be stored in the Libra program for inventory tracking. “This addition to our fleet adds so many new oppor tunities for handson learning and technological training, which is the backbone of Lakeland’s education system – to learn by doing,” says Tyson Krpan, secondyear crop tec hnology student and analysis manager on the SMF crop unit. “ We will easily and accurately be able to track our yield and grain inventory, increase efficiency in the bin yard, and have much more confidence when making decisions about grain contracts.” Georff Brown, dean of agricultural sciences at Lakeland commented that one of the great things about the learning experiences available through the Student-Managed Farm-Powered by New Holland (SMF) is that students have to plan for the future and ask what needs to be done for long-term success. “They developed a proposal for the cart and we are so appreciative that once again, Roy Kubica-an alumnus and long -time sup por ter- stepped forward to bring our students’ ideas to New Grain Cart donated by Roy Kubica. Photo submitted life,” said Brown.





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