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January 11, 2022


The Nutcracker Performance

Wainwright Dance Academy performing the Nutcracker on December 4. Photos submitted

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

The traditional Christmas ballet - The Nutcracker which was originally produced in 1892 and is annually performed by the Wainwright Dance Academy and directed by co-owner of Wanna Dance Canada Sandy Sundborg, donned the stage of the Lakeland College Alumni Theatre on December 4. Sundborg has been producing the Nutcracker since 1990 and says the performance went very well again this year and there was a good turnout even with the restrictions that were put in place by the Alberta government. Sundborg noted that the dancers work extremely hard each year practicing for the performance in a short period of time, and that she is extremely proud of all of them. “Last year the dancers were so disappointed the performance was cancelled and they were really happy it could go ahead this year. Clara and the Nutcracker.


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St. Jerome’s Student One Of Five Scholarship Recipients

Dawn Riley Reporter

In December, Cornerstone Co-op presented their Annual Spirit of Youth Scholarships to five students from within the district. On December 23, former St. Jerome’s Student, Dixie Allen was presented with a cheque for $1000 to help with her post-secondary education. Presently attending her first year of Red Deer College’s Bachelor of Education Transfer Program, Allen is very grateful of the award. “Being on my own, this is very helpful, Co-op has always been very supportive while I worked there, and this shows they appreciate me, I definitely appreciate them,” commented Allen. She is also grateful to Connie Elder and her Principal Mr. Chase for the letters of support that they wrote for her application. Scholarship recipients are chosen

b y C o - o p ’s C o m m u n i t y E n g a g e ment Committee based on two criteria: Academic Final Marks (40%) and Community Involvement (60%). In the event of a tie, the committee then looks at how an applicant has supported Cornerstone Co-op and whether or not they currently work for or have worked for the Co-op. Jordyn Prior, Marketing and Community Engagement Manager for Cornerstone was very pleased with the number of applicants they received this year. “We had 16 applicants from the three school divisions in our region.” stated Prior. Along with Allen, awards were also given to Jade Eggan of Edgerton High School, Caleb Wood of Wainwright High School and two students from St. Paul Education Regional Division. The next round of scholarship applications are now available, and must be submitted by August 31, 2022. To down-

load the application for each school divi- cornerstoneco-op.crs/sites/cornerstone/ sion or for more information visit Corner- local/detail/2022-cornerstone-co-opstone Co-op’s website at: https://www. spirit-of-youth-scholarships.

Dixie Allen with a cheque for $1000. Photo Submitted

Lloydminster Public Library To Hold Grand Opening

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

The Lloydminster Public Library has been serving the community since 1929, with 14,000 patrons each year and 15 dedicated staff. In January of 2021, the Public Library revealed design plans for its future home in the Lloyd Mall and that the construction of the library’s new location was awarded to Craftex Builder in Lloydminster. The announcement marked the culmination of years of collaboration and planning between the Lloydminster Public Library and the City of Lloydminster. The Public Library offered its patrons free access to more than 60,000 titles in the library’s physical collection, plus over 500,000 items in the digital realm

through the Hoopla and Overdrive apps. In addition to the traditional offerings of a public library, the new space will feature a maker space, recording studio, private study pods and areas dedicated to teenagers and children. The Librar y at the new lo c ation planned to have its soft-opening on Wednesday, January 5 but was delayed. The official grand opening is slated from January 28 to February 1. Starting on January 28 the library has tours scheduled every two hours starting at 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. with each tour taking approximately 20 minutes, no reservations are required. January 29 community members can join children’s author Ann Campbell from 10:30–11:30 a.m. where she will read her children’s book titled ‘Just a Party.’ Attendees will also

be provided the opportunity to create a disco ball which they can take home to create a party of their own. Also, there will be a Joy of Journalling Workshop with Michele Charles Gustafson from 1-2 p.m. with a booksigning after. The fun continues on January 30 from 2-4 p.m. with a community showcase featuring local community groups, including dancing, singing, musical theatre and more. The seniors of the community haven’t been forgotten with a virtual reading from Marie Donais Calder who has authored a series of books based on real people, that is centered around her father and his experiences during the war in Germany. The reading will take place from 10:3011:15 a.m. on January 31. February 1 features Teen Anime Club Kick-off and will run from 4-5 p.m. with a session of

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THANK YOU The Berg family would like to extend our sincerest thank-you to family and friends for their prayers, flowers, cards of condolences, phone calls, and donations. Glen Berg Harvey Berg For officiating the service Reverend Trust Igbekele Oluwayemi and Reverend Anne McGrath our appreciation goes out to both of you for making Glen’s Celebration of Life so meaningful. Thank-you to the following people for their tributes: Rheta Prill, Val Mytz, Bob Richards, Stu Nickerson, Mabel Wyllie (eulogy), and the Berg grandchildren for their precious memories. To Marilyn and staff from Something Sweet Coffee and Bakeshop, thank you for the lovely lunch. Thank-you to Dr. Louw for the many years of addressing our father’s care. The Vermilion Housing Foundation for their unconditional loving care and Vermilion Home Care Team for assisting the family throughout our journey. A special thank you to Reflection Funeral Home – Candice Anderson and staff. You showed us such compassion, professionalism, and attention to detail for all the arrangements for Glen’s service. You provided the family the freedom to capture the very loving nature of our father, grandfather, great grandfather displaying his admiration for family and friends and his much-loved community. Thank you to the attendees for supporting us in our grief on the loss of our father and brother Harvey. Your presence was appreciated and made this experience a little less difficult. The Berg Family

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Rakugo, the traditional Japanese art of storytelling. Attendees can share silly and spooky short stories of their own or choose to read from one of the short stories provided. “The Lloydminster Public Library staff is ecstatic to open the doors to the public in early January 2022. After months of hard work and dedication from our team, the City of Lloydminster and other local partners, we can’t wait to welcome everyone back and share the in-person experience of a new, modern library,” says Michele Duczek, Interim Library Director, Lloydminster Public Library. “For nearly 100 years, the Lloydminster Public Library has provided a valuable service to the community. We look forward to continuing that legacy in our new vibrant, welcoming space for all to enjoy.”

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Thank You With sincere gratitude, the family of Bliss Dickson would like to thank everyone for their kind, thoughtful words and gestures. Thank you to everyone who made donations, sent flowers and cards, and for all of the phone calls, meals, and healing hugs. Special thanks to Reverend Anne McGrath and Reverend Trust for officiating the service and to the Masonic Lodge for their participation in the service. As well, thank you to Sharon Jaremco with Mrs. J’s for catering the lunch afterwards and to Rex & Joyce Cunningham for helping to set up the hall and to anyone who helped in any way. Also, a very heartfelt thank you to Reflections Funeral Home for their professional and kind services during this difficult time. Your attention to details and concern for the feelings of all made this transition into a time without Bliss a little easier to bear.

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Vermilion’s Brandon Baddock Makes NHL Debut

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

roster, Baddock was called up to play In a press conference post game on December 30. Baddock said that he didn’t know he was going to play in the game until 15 minutes after warm ups. “It’s just a dream come true, I worked so hard to get here and I have waited a long time for the opportunity so for it to finally come, you know it’s a dream come true. You go out there and try to work every shift and cherish every moments,” commented Baddock. Throughout the game Baddock

Brandon Baddock from Vermilion has worked his lifetime to play in the NHL and on December 30 Baddock made his NHL debut with the Montreal Canadiens against the Carolina Hurricanes. B a d d o c k ’s p r o f e s s i o n a l c a r e e r began when he was drafted 161st overall by the New Jersey Devils in the sixth round of the 2014 NHL entry draft. On October 2020, the Montreal Canadiens signed Baddock to a one-year two-way contract and he was promoted to the Canadiens taxi squad in the 2020-21 season; but never had the opportunity to appear in a NHL game. Baddock has played in 25 games with the Canadiens’ AHL affiliate, the Laval Rockets during the 2020-21 AHL season where he scored two goals and three assists. I n J u l y o f 2 0 21 t h e C a n a d i e n s re-signed Baddock to a one-year twoway contract. Due to injuries and a COVID outbreak on the Canadiens Brandon Baddock. Photo Submitted

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played a total of eight minutes and 24 seconds over 13 shifts. When asked if he had any family in attendance for the game, Baddock chuckled and said, “No, all my family is in Canada and it was such shor t notice, but they are all watching I’m sure.” According to NHL.com Baddock was placed in COVID protocol the following day and is being monitored closely by medical staff.

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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Dawn Hames Columnist

Wow the cold snap we have been through recently has been brutal, with the w i n d c h ill s h i t t i n g minus 40 to 50 some days. When it’s cold outside, it’s always good to turn on the oven and bake something. It helps cozy up the kitchen. This was my choice this week, a Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake. If you have never tried it, you may wonder how could a cake with mayonnaise possible taste good? Well, as amazing as it sounds, it is actually delicious. The Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake recipe and its versions have been around for over 80 years and has even been revived by the

youngest of food bloggers. What makes this cake special is the dense moistness and deep chocolate flavour. I really like that it is not a crumbly cake. It is a one bowl, very easy cake to make. Once you make it, it is sure to become a family favourite. It makes a nice high cake in a 9” x 9” pan, or you can pour it into a Bundt pan. This home baked gem, is a step up from premade commercial cakes, plus you eliminate all the trans fats and food additives with more wholesome ingredients. Chocolate Mayonnaise cake is a recipe that came out of the hard times in the late 1930’s. It continued to be used during World War II, because you can eliminate the eggs, which were often hard to get. It is an example of pivoting during difficult times on the home front. The vinegar


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Butter or grease your cake pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Measure the flour sugar, cocoa powder and baking soda into a bowl and stir to blend. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the mayonnaise, eggs, water and vanilla. Stir to blend. Pour the mixture into your pan and bake. For a 9 x 9-inch pan, bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. For a Bundt pan bake for 50 -55 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Chocolate Buttercream Icing 3 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 2 tablespoons cream 3/4 cup powdered icing sugar Mix all the ingredients together until smooth. Ice the cake when cooled.

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found in the mayonnaise reacts with the baking soda, for a nice lift throughout the cake. If you do not have mayonnaise on hand, you can substitute salad dressing, such as Miracle Whip instead. For a sweeter cake you can reduce the amount of cocoa slightly. It can also be served uniced, with whipped cream, a drizzle of warm chocolate fudge sauce and a cherry to top it off. Here is a little cozy comfort for our difficult times on the home front. Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake 2 cups flour (unbleached) 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup lukewarm water for coffee 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla

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any of these core symptoms, they will need to isolate as per the guidelines online. • It is extremely important to be diligent and ensure no one is coming to school with these symptoms. To assist with the safe return to classes, Alberta Education will be sending all school divisions optional rapid test kits (for at home use) and medical masks for students and staff beginning the week of January 10th. There is no requirement for students or staff to rapid test at home or report the results of those tests. Students and staff have existing masks that they can continue to wear to school as well. We appreciate parents, guardians and students' understanding and patience as BTPS staff continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty it brings for both schools and families. Happy New Year. We wish everyone a safe and healthy new year. Take care, Rhae-Ann Holoien Superintendent


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We May Soon Be Able To Predict Earthquakes

Braxton Hoare Columnist

Every year around 20,000 peo ple are k illed by ear thquakes. There has historically been no consistent way to determine when an earthquake will occur. Sure scientists can roughly determine based on past events that certain places will likely be hit by an earthquake at some time in the future, however, they cannot even provide a rough estimate of when this will occur, not even down to the nearest decade. Many over the years have claimed to have found a way to determine when an ear thquake will occur. However, all of these claims have turned out

Helen Row Toews Columnist

Rise and shine! Ever had one of those mornings when you know you should have stayed i n b e d? I ’ ve h a d plenty and have decided to take you along for one miserable re-enactment. Lucky you. The trouble began when I slid into my husband’s steel-toed work boots and clumped out the door in bathrobe and curlers to start the bus. It’s my occupation and, like the mail, “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”. A bit dramatic, but you get the picture. I jogged heavily down the driveway, gathering momentum with every step until suddenly I couldn’t stop, my feet flew up to meet me and I measured my length across the frozen snow with a resounding WHUMP. Thanks to Newton’s laws of physics — dealing with acceleration and force, not to mention a slippery slope— it took time before I ground to a halt. A protracted inter val then ensued, marked only by the groans of a middleaged woman struggling to breathe. Then, as the first cold rays of dawn caught me spread eagle on the driveway beside our busy thoroughfare, I

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to be false once more research was c ondu c ted. The truth is, it is ver y difficult to predict what will happen with tectonic plates when they are completely hidden under the surface. With seismographs, the devices used to measure the motion of the ground during an earthquake, scientists are able to identify earthquakes after the fact. Although, the majorit y of the information in seismograms has been considered to be noise or useless information. Recently researchers have started experimenting with AI (Artificial Intelligence) to try to make sense of the information that seismographs present. Their findings were actually remarkable, as they were able to use the algorithm to identify patterns in the readings and even determine when

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wondered what might occur if someone spotted me from the road, and drove in to see if I were dead. If they did, it wouldn’t play out as it does in movies. It never does for me. On the silver screen a handsome man would leap from his expensive automobile; rushing to my aid. With a dazzling, but sympathetic smile, he’d bend over my per fectly made-up features and artfully arranged hair, gather up my slight, almost waif-like body, and lift me effortlessly into his masterful arms. Naturally, I’d be wearing fluffy, highheeled slippers and a pink peignoir set which would flutter attractively in the breeze as he’d march to the sanctuary of my door. Once there, he’d take his leave only after assuring himself I could carry on alone. He’d then bow low, kissing my lily-white hand before motoring

away with a caring hand of farewell. My realit y, however, would likely i nvo l ve a 9 0 p o u n d w e a k l i n g (a s featured in old Charles Atlas ads) clambering from his old rattletrap to prod my lifeless bulk with the toe of his boot. He’d peer into my puffy, gasping face, scrubbed clean of all artifice apart from the unpleasant remnants of yesterday’s mascara, and would visibly recoil. Curlers would be strewn about me in the snow like tiny fragments of flotsam after a damaged freighter has slidden beneath the waves. My fuzzy purple housecoat, warmed by body heat, would have become one with the ice beneath it, and I imagine he’d chip it free with an old shovel I keep nearby to dispose of dog crap.

ing seems to show a lot of potential for early prediction, and may finally give us the time we need to save people before the earthquakes hit.

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Finally, amid much awkward scrabbling and heated exchange, he’d drag me upright by the scruff of the neck before exiting the yard without so much as a backward glance. Nice. But, enough time wasted on foolish visions. I rolled onto my knees, gathered what shreds of dignity I had left, and crawled back to my house. Some days it would be better to just stay in bed. Helen lives on the family farm near Marshall, Saskatchewan, where she works as an author, columnist, and in education. To contact her, write Box 55, Marshall, SK. S0M1R0 or helentoews. com. There, you can learn more about her humorous Prairie Wool Books, or newly released fantasy series.

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and where a future event will occur. They first analyzed old seismological data with the AI algorithm. They would provide the AI with the seismogram from before the event and would get it to recreate what it thought would come next. The algorithm would then make a guess based on what it thought it was seeing. It would have many hundreds of thousands of incorrect guesses; each time tweaking parameters until finally the researchers were able to correctly assess old data. Today the researchers are testing the devices on real-world cases, to see just how accurate it is at predicting future ear thquakes. It will likely take many years before they are able to build enough c onfidence in the device to use it outside of laboratory conditions. However, this early test-

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PARCEL #1 & 2 – Islay District (County of Vermilion River) – to be sold as one package if possible Approximately 2 Miles East of Intersection 893 and Highway 16 at RR 43 and North 1.5 Miles to TWP RD 510 W ½ of NW 34-50-4 W4 (85 Acres) More or Less- Approximately 80 cultivated acres, Taxes $350.89 – paid to Dec. 31, 2021 E ½ of NW 34-50-4 W4 (85 Acres) More or Less Approximately 80 cultivated acres,Taxes $347.06 – paid to Dec. 31, 2021 PARCEL #3 – Myrnam District (County of Two Hills) Approximately 1 Mile West of Myrnam on Highway 45, RR 93 and ½ Mile South or 37 Miles North of Vermilion, SW 10-54-9-W4 (160 Acres Pasture) More or Less-Taxes $189.71 – paid to Dec. 31, 2021, fenced For further information contact Doug Stewart at 780-853-0881. The Tender must be made in writing, subject to GST, if applicable, accompanied by a deposit of 5% by certified cheque or bank draft payable to Vermilion River Law in Trust. The Tender must clearly identify all parcels in the bid and the price per parcel, and must be unconditional. The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted but in the event of acceptance the balance of the purchase price shall be payable no later than 60 days after acceptance. If the successful accepted tenderer fails to complete the purchase, the deposit shall be forfeited. Deposits of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned. Tenders will close at 12:00 noon on February 4, 2022, and will be received at Vermilion River Law, #11, 5125-50 Avenue, Vermilion, AB T9X 1A8.

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Vermilion Tigers vs Cold Lake


The Tigers’ most recent home game took place on January 7th at the Vermilion Stadium. The game began with the Tigers ready and eager to show what they can do. Unfortunately, the game did not begin with the early lead both teams likely hoped for. Rather, no points were scored at all during the entire first period. In the second period, it was clear both teams were playing their best game. Each player doing their part in an attempt to break out past the other team’s defence and get a shot at the goal. Seven minutes into the second period and Vermilion Tigers’ Evan Cooke managed to do just that, he slid the puck right under the goalie and into the net. The team hyped up from a great

first goal, were ready to show Cold Lake and the crowd their skill. Connor Roscoe came in to score the team’s second goal of the period. In the 3rd period, the Tigers’ had absolutely no intention to let off the pressure of the Cold Lake team. The Tigers’ very own Ethan Nelson scored the period’s first goal almost instantly after the timer started counting down. This was only the first of 4 goals scored by the Tigers during the final period, with Connor Roscoe, Caius Quist and Andrew Beres being the players who scored the others. However, the Tigers’ didn’t leave the game with a perfect score, Ethan Peake, a player for the Cold Lake Ice team was able to secure a goal for his team as well. The final score for the game was 6-1 in favour of the Vermilion Tigers.

Vermilion Tigers face off against the Cold Lake Ice team. Photo Braxton Hoare

Vegreville And County Of Minburn Renew Fire And Emergency Services Agreement

Dawn Riley Reporter

In a press release on December 22, 2021, the Town of Vegreville and the County of Minburn No. 27 announced they had approved a new joint Fire and Emergency Services Agreement. The Town and County have held a joint Fire and Emergency Services Agreement since March of 2007. Coming into effect on January 1, the new agreement will run until December 31,

2031. The two major highlights of the agreement are the contribution by both municipalities of $80,000 on an annual basis for capital purchases going forward, and a service area agreement that the Vegreville Fire Department respond to calls within the County territory from Highway 36 west to the county border. “The Town of Vegreville is happy to enter into this agreement with the County of Minburn. Council is exceptionally proud

of the Vegreville Fire Department’s highly trained members and know they’re up to task of continuing to help protect our neighbours within the County. Council is also happy to further develop our relationship with the County of Minburn as we know collaboration and cooperation are keys to the mutual success of our municipalities.” stated Tim MacPhee, Mayor, Town of Vegreville. “The County of Minburn is pleased to

have reached a long-term fire services agreement with the Town of Vegreville. We appreciate the level of professionalism and quality of service the Vegreville Fire Department provides, and we are fortunate to have them as our partners for the next 10 years. We believe this agreement gives the opportunity to enhance our intermunicipal relationship while providing County residents in the Vegreville area with exceptional emergency services.” said Reeve Roger Konieczny.

Innisfree Minburn 4H Beef Club - December Report

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ber 8 at Innisfree Millennium Building. on Dec 21. We planned our public speak- tions are in place. Discussed our annual Christmas party ing for Feb 18, 2022 in Minburn, hoping to Next meeting is scheduled for January We had our monthly meeting on Decem- and decided to go bowling to Vermilion have in-person as long as current restric- 12, 2022 in Minburn.

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Join Ann Campbell from 10:30-11:30 a.m. as she reads her very own children's book "Just a Party" and create a disco ball you can take home for a party of your own.

Marie Donais Calder has authored a series of books based on real people, centering around her father and his experiences during the war in Germany. This reading is geared for seniors and takes place from 10:30-11:15 a.m.

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In this author's visit and mini-workshop, Michele will share personal stories from her own journal journey and how it helped her design a life she loves. Join us from 1-2 p.m. and stay for the book signing after!

Teen Anime Club Kick-off

The kickoff runs from 4-5 p.m. and features a session of Rakugo, the traditional Japanese art of storytelling. Share silly and spooky short stories of your own or choose to read from one of the short stories provided.

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The Vermilion Voice | January 11, 2022

Lloydminster Exhibition Showcase

Lloydminster Exhibition Submitted

January 6, 2022, | Lloydminster, SKThe Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association (LAEA) will be postponing Showcase 2022, scheduled for March 25 - 27, 2022 for the third year. The LAEA Board of Directors and Staf f are monitoring the COVID -19 situation ver y closely. As an active community non-profit organization, our patrons, volunteers, and staff are top of mind during this time. “Af ter extensive review, it has been determined that it is not possible to hold t h e p l a n n e d eve nt , a n d t h e r e fo r e we must cancel Showcase for 2022. The tradeshow climate is changing

and is proving to be a harder road to recovery than other industries. Many vendors are without supplies & inventory, many vendors have gone out of business during the pandemic, and many are just not wanting to take the risk of show cancellations. We want to a s sure t h e c o m mu n i t y t h at t h e committee is working hard to bring Showcase back in 2023 better than ever!” Greg Buchanan Board member Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association We want to thank all our sponsors, volunteers, and guests for the past suppor t, and we look for ward to a great event in 2023. See you next year!



We offer a wide selection of Two Year Old & Yearling Black Angus Bulls available by private treaty. We have the right bull to develop your herd, with industrystandard calving ease and competitive growth rates. Checkout our website at waveny.ca or give us a call today to see our selection of bulls.

Waveny Angus Farm Mike & Hazel Chase Vermilion, AB 780-853-3384 waveny@mcsnet.ca

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To be published Tuesday, Jan. 25

Deadline: Thursday, Jan. 20 Bring the photo in to The Voice or send it by mail or e-mail. A close-up or head shot would be preferred. The cost will be $45.00 + GST. Please print your name on the back of your photo.

Weddings / Anniversaries

Cut out and send in along with the couples photo. Bride’s Name: Groom’s Name: Date married: Location of wedding: Place of residence: Bride’s Parents: Groom’s Parents: Email for proof: _______________________________

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The new Lloydminster Museum + Archives is officially open! Explore the new spaces, with friendly staff on hand to introduce you to the Heritage Gallery, archives, Art Studio, Pottery Studio and Kiln room! Visit the Temporary gallery and view “Hiding in Plain Sight” - Discovering the Métis Nation in the Archival Records of Library and Archives Canada exhibit. Current COVID-19 restrictions apply.




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WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE? To be added to NGCMP our mailing list, contact Pete Stahl (780) 835-8291 or Albert Stahl (780) 834-7055 1. The Northway sire’s you invest in bring with them the opportunity to sell your calves through the NGCMP that we’ve set up specifically to get you a premium price for your calves.

2. We dedicate a lot of effort and research in the cattle business and the genetics we build on are specifically designed to be a premium end product in the packing plant or out in the pasture working as mother cows.


3. We want the opportunity to buy Northway-sired calves back from our customers: paying you, the customer, a premium for those type of calves is still going to be more profitable for us in the end. 4. If you are interested in the NGCMP, please contact us and we will explain how it will work and hopefully get you set up. 5. We will explain the details of the NGCMP on sale day before the sale. Be sure to tune in on DLMS if you can’t make it to the sale.

To be added to our mailing list, contact Pete Stahl (780) 835-8291 or Albert Stahl (780) 834-7055


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The Vermilion Voice | January 11, 2022

Next Phase Of Support For Alberta Livestock Producers

Submitted Livestock producers and beekeepers can now apply for phase two of the 2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance AgriRecovery initiative. In response to severe drought conditions, the governments of Canada and Alber ta worked together to rapidly deploy the Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance AgriRecovery initiative, which has already helped thousands of livestock producers cover their extraordinary costs. The second phase of this initiative, which opens Jan. 5, provides continued assistance to eligible Alberta producers, who were hit hard by the 2021 drought. Together, the initial and secondar y payments will put up to $340 million into the hands of producers to help them address the extraordinary costs incurred

feeding their livestock during the 2021 drought. “Our government has been quick to get producers the support they’ve needed during this last year of climatechange related challenges. Those in Alberta faced serious drought, so we worked collaboratively with our provincial counterparts on programs like AgriRecovery to help producers recover and focus on herd health.” Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. In phase two of the Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance initiative, producers can apply for additional compensation (a secondary payment) to help cover costs over and above the phase one initial payment. Due to prolonged dry weather and extreme high temperatures, many producers experi-

Lloydminster & Area Leading Exhaust Specialist

enced reduced grazing capacity causing a severe economic hit. “Alberta experienced exceedingly dry conditions this growing season, putting undue stress on the farmers, ranchers and producers who keep us all fed. Without this significant AgriRecovery response, Alberta producers risked losing their competitive advantage by having to sell off their livestock herds, and making difficult decisions surrounding the health of their animals. This program is providing much-needed relief to producers.” Nate Horner, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development. Quick facts Phase one of the Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance initiative was open from Sept. 7 to Nov. 1, 2021 and provided an initial payment to producers.


The initiative received 14,740 applications paying out more than $180 million so far under phase one. The se c ond ar y payment will be calculated using a feed-need calculation, supplemented by proof of eligible expenses, for all livestock with the exception of bees. Eligible beekeepers can be compensated for up to 70 per cent of the extraordinary costs associated with feed (pollen patties or syrup) required to prepare eligible hives for winter to a maximum of $7.50 per hive/colony. AgriRecovery is a federal-provincialterritorial disaster relief framework to help agricultural producers with the extraordinary costs associated with recovering from natural disasters. Eligible costs will be supported on the 60-40 cost-shared federal-provincial basis outlined under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

Northern Livestock Sales Lloydminster

For more info or bookings call:





Your First and Last Call for Performance Exhaust Systems!!!

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

Thursday, January 13 @ 9:00 am All breeds Presort Internet Calf Sale Regular Butcher Cow & Bull Sale To Follow

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Lake/Edam area)

Saturday, January 22 @ 1:00 pm

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Open Consignment Bred Cow & Heifer Sale

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Submitted After a very busy September to late December with fundraising, deliveries, at times of crisis, donated Holiday food hampers being given out and having coats, boots, etc. available once the cold hit, 2021 turned out to be quite a year. Crisis food deliveries remained consistent, Holiday hampers were down slightly, and coats and other winter wear were up about 20 per cent (Winterwear will continue to b e m ad e ava i l a b l e by a p p o i nt-

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This Is Hearts And Hands

ment only by phoning 780-581-0521). Despite the ver y cold weather our dedicated drivers (Ann, Kathy, Bobbie Jo, Joann, Leslie, Rita, Ray, Crystal, Barb, and Lorna) continue to ensure that deliveries make it to their destinations. We are very grateful for them and are fortunate to be able to offer this service, especially for the people in our communit y, (seniors, single parents, disabled.) who are unable to drive, or afford taxi costs. We do our utmost to show courtesy and respect

the privacy of everyone. We also follow COVID protocols of distancing, and masks when deliveries are made and expect the same of our clients. We cannot thank this community enough for the continuing support and for believing in our mission. Thanks to all who donated financially, foods stuf f, holiday hampers, bought AG Food coupon books, donated winter wear, and helped out at the Barbeques, Larry who packs for deliveries, Shoppers Drug Mart, The Vermilion Voice,

Riverside Hair, Striker Lanes, AG foods and the Bargain Store for their food drives, Creeches Funeral Services for transporting the surplus winter wear to Lloydminster for us, and Christinas Home furnishings for the space to display and store the winter coats. Next, from February until the end of March, we will be distributing Hearts and Hands banks to businesses throughout town. Thank you Vermilion....May 2022 be better in every way.

Report Of Suspicious Vehicle Leads To Arrest

Vermilion RCMP Submitted

Vermilion, Alta – On January 4, 2022 at 4:30 PM, Vermilion RCMP were alerted to a suspicious vehicle in the area of Township 504 and Range Road 63. The subsequent investigation revealed the driver of the vehicle to be wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. Upon the driver’s arrest further evidence was observed that lead to the driver being charged with trafficking in controlled substances. A search warrant was executed on the vehicle locating further


AUCTION MARKET LTD. CORNER OF HWY 26 & 36 780-336-2209





evidence as well as the recovery of ~ $2000 in stolen power tools. Christian Charles Rushton (27) of the County of Vermilion River has been charged with the following offences: • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking X2 • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime • Drive Motor vehicle without Insurance Christian Rushton was granted bail and will next appear in Vermilion Provincial Court on January 17, 2022. “This is a great example of how the police rely on the public’s reporting of a simple suspicious vehicle and how that can lead to much larger issues that have impact on our community” - Sgt Mike Dunsmore, Vermilion Detachment Commander. If you have information on this or any other occurrence, please contact Vermilion RCMP at 780-853-4441 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1- 80 0 -222- 8477 ( TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

STAN HARTWELL MEMORIAL AWARD To be awarded annually to the most dedicated volunteer in Vermilion Minor Hockey. The recipients are to be nominated by the community and/or Minor Hockey participants. Acceptable nominations will include:

• Coaches • Assistant Coaches • Managers

• Parents • Fans • Or other volunteers

Nominations will not be accepted for current minor hockey executives, businessmen, or individuals paid for their services (referees, rink attendants, etc...) Help minor hockey to recognize those individuals that have gone the extra mile and make Vermilion Minor Hockey a great place for our young hockey players. A member of the Hartwell family, or approved designate, will award the trophy and the plaque. Name of Nominee:_____________________________________________________ Address:_____________________________________________________________ Phone:_______________________________________________________________

Family Owned & Operated By Cliff & Sharon Grinde SALESMAN CONTACT INFORMATION

Cliff Grinde 780-336-6333 Robert Kunnick 780-336-6301

Darcy Sheets 780-336-6485 Ed McCormack 780-787-0083


Reasons for Nominating:________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ __________________________________(if additional space is required, attach a seperate sheet) Name of the Nominator:_________________________________________________ Phone:_______________________________________________________________ Nominations can be sent to: V.P. of Business - Amy McPhee 5105-50th Ave Vermilion, AB T9X 1A9 or amymcphee8@gmail.com Deadline for Entries: February 1, 2022

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Working Safely Outdoors In All Types Of Winter Weather

Dawn Riley Reporter

Like any Alberta season, our winters c an fluc tuate from one ex treme to another in a matter of a few hours. For people whose occupations keep them outside for a considerable portion of their work days, winter conditions can create potential hazards to their safety. While many people attribute cold issues to low air temperatures (think -20 or lower), even long term exposure to balmy winter weather can present hazards to those who work outside. For a person’s body to be able to function normally and at the same time provide the energy needed to work in colder temperatures, their thermal balance needs to be maintained. Preserving the core body temperature of +37 C (+98.6 F), is necessary to keep this balance. Temperature, wind and wetness are the three major challenge’s that o ne’s m et ab o li s m (the b o d y ’s mechanisms for generating heat) must contend with to maintain this balance. Cold air, wet conditions (a body will cool off twenty five times faster when wet than dry) and a strong wind chill (a number combination of the air temperature and the wind speed) can be life threatening if a body is subjected to it for too long. Is there legislation for working in cold environments? Because not all Canadian jurisdictions have safety regulations regarding outside working in place, (Alberta for example has ‘guidelines’) the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) highlights the Threshold Limit Values® for cold stress as published by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). Some provinces follow these guidelines to keep their workers safe in extreme temperatures. There are several guidelines that can be used to conduct

work /task assessments, create safe work plans, and monitor conditions to protect the health and safety of workers who may be exposed to cold temperatures. The ACGIH encourages a workwarming regimen when outside work is continuous, including the availability of heated warming shelters. Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety Division developed a “work warm-up schedule” which provides parameters to keep workers warm and safe as temperatures fluctuate. ACGIH also has the following

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The County Offices are open to the public during regular office hours which are 8:30AM—4:30PM, Monday through Friday. Staff are available by phone or email as well, please email office@county24.com or call 780-846-2244 for assistance.



The Vermilion Mental Health & Wellness Conference will be held virtually on January 19, 2022. Tickets are $25 and more information and registration is available at www.vermilionalbertachamber.com. Topics include self care, understanding loss and grief, mindfulness and joy.

7-Year Extended Warranty* An $895 Value!

Tax Penalty Reminder: All outstanding tax balances will have a further 12% penalty applied if not paid by January 17, 2021. Payment options include paying at the County Office, using the drop box, by mail, online/telephone banking or OptionPay Credit Card on the County website.

Limited Time Offer – Call for Details *To qualify, consumers must request a quote, purchase, install and activate the generator with a participating dealer. Call for a full list of terms and conditions.


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arranged in such a way that sitting and standing for long periods is minimized, workers should be provided with instructions in safe work practices, re-warming procedures, proper clothing practices, proper eating and drinking habits, recognition of cold stress/frostbite, and signs and symptoms of hypothermia or excessive cooling of the body (including when shivering does not occur). What are some health concerns of working in cold temperatures? Continued on page 14




guidelines for continued exposure at or below -12°C (10.4°F), work sites should include things such as: constant observation (supervisor or buddy system), adjusting the pace or rate of work so that it is not too high and cause heavy sweating that will result in wet clothing, allotted time for new employees to become accustomed to the conditions, work load adjustments to include the weight and bulkiness of the clothing when estimating work performance and weights to be lifted by the worker, work should be

SUITE 14, 5125-50 AVE, VERMILION, AB PHONE: 780-853-2801 Deborah@accountingvermilionab.ca

Fire Permits are required year-round for all burning other than recreational or incinerator fires. Please contact our office for your permit before starting to burn. Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment: If you are interested in volunteering with one of our stations (Blackfoot, Clandonald, Dewberry, Islay, Kitscoty, Marwayne or Paradise Valley), please contact the County at cstevenson@county24.com.


Heavy Vehicle Permits: All heavy vehicle permits will expire on December 31, 2021. Please contact our Public Works Team to renew your permit for 2022 at 780-846-3309. Road Conditions: please monitor our website and social media for updates on construction projects. The County now has a real time map of all ongoing Gravelling, Dust Control and Road Projects. Thank you for your cooperation this winter as our teams continue to work on maintaining safe winter roads. Reminder to check our website www.vermilion-river.com for news, events, announcements, employment opportunities and more! For current news and updates, follow County of Vermilion River on Facebook and Twitter. ADMINISTRATION | 780-846-2244 www.vermilion-river.com


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AWNA BLANKET AND LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS Auto Parts 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@ awna.com for details. 1-800-282-6903, 780-434-8746 X225. www.awna.com. Buildings for Sale INTEGRITY POST FRAME BUILDINGS since 2008 BUILT WITH CONCRETE POSTS. Barns, Shops, Riding Arenas, Machine Sheds and more, sales@ integritybuilt.com 1-866-974-7678 www.integritybuilt. com. Coming Events FIREARMS WANTED FOR FEBRUARY 2022 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 CDC Maverick, Sundre. Very Early Yellow Pea, Forwww.switzersauction.com. age Peas. Polish Canola, Spring Triticale. mastinseeds.com; 403-556-2609. Employment Opportunities ALBERTA FEED GRAIN: Buying Oats, Barley, FREIGHTLAND CARRIERS, a tri-axle air ride flat- Wheat, Canola, Peas, Screenings, Mixed Grains. Dry, deck carrier is looking for Owner/Operators to run Wet, Heated, or Spring Thresh. Prompt Payment. In Alberta only or the 3 Western Provinces. Must have House Trucks, In House Excreta Cleaning. Vac Rentown plates, insurance & WCB. Truck gross revenue is al. 1-888-483-8789. an average of $20,000/month. Call 1-800-917-9021 or HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springemail: dispatch@freightland.ca. thrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Competition Chev in for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Stony Plain, AB requires an Automotive Journeyman Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252. or 4th year apprentice. General Motors experience an Health asset but not a necessity. We provide top wages and benefits and will provide HIP/KNEE REPLACEMENT. Other medical condirelocation expenses. Straight time or Flat rate pay tions causing TROUBLE WALKING or DRESSING? plans. Please email resume to tlivingstone@competi- The Disability Tax Credit allows for $3,000 yearly tax tionchev.com or call Tom 780-963-6121. credit and $30,000 lump sum refund. Take advantage of this offer. Apply NOW; quickest refund Nationwide: Feed and Seed Expert help. 1-844-453-5372. CERTIFIED SEED. - WHEAT – AAC Goodwin, AAC Heavy Equipment For Sale Penhold, AC Sadash, CDC Go, Go Early, Pintail. OATS - AC Juniper, AC Morgan, AC Mustang, Derby, BLANKET THE PROVINCE with a classified ad. Only CDC Arborg, CDC SO1 Super Oat, ORE 3542M. $269 (based on 25 words or less). Reach almost 90 BARLEY – Amisk, Busby, Cerveza, CDC Austenson,

VOICE CLASSIFIEDS AND CAREERS FOR rent Upstairs Suite: 2 bedroom, Fully Furnished. Suitable for a quiet individual or couple. Private entrance. Located in Vermilion, 2 blocks from downtown - 4723 - 51 Ave. No Pets, No Smoking $1,000.00 DD $1,000.00 / month. Includes all utilities except cable and phone. Available immediately. Contact Laurie 250-951-6635 lauriebardoel@yahoo.ca

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weekly newspapers. Call NOW for details. 1-800-2826903 Ext 225; www.awna.com. Real Estate JUST LISTED: 8,284 acre family farm in SW Sask. Three yardsites, very good workshops & equipment storage, 418K grain storage. $35,365,000. Gerald Muller, C&C Realty, 306-570-7743. Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Why suffer employment/licensing loss? Travel/business opportunities? Be embarrassed? Think: Criminal Pardon. US entry waiver. Record purge. File destruction. Free consultation. 1-800-347-2540. www.accesslegalmjf.com. Wanted WANTED: Collector paying top prices for old service station/ general store advertising/ dealership signs. Electric and visible gas pumps, globes, oil cans, clocks, coke machines. Anything related to Red Indian, White Rose, North Star, Buffalo, B-A, Texaco, Good Year, Ford, Dodge, etc. 306-221-5908.

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.

for SALE Paper roll ends available at the Vermilion Voice $10.

Forever loved and excited to

Located at the Vermilion Valley Lodge, our salon is fully operational and ready to be rented.

Give awaY Do you have give aways? Until further notice The Vermilion Voice will run your ad for FREE. Call 780-8536305 or email vermilionvoice@gmail.com Beautiful 3 year old orange, neutered male cat needs a home. Call 780-581-3573

join him as we prepare to see

The Hairdresser will be leasing the space and is not an employee of the Vermilion Valley Lodge.

Classifieds Build


him when Jesus takes us up to heaven at the Rapture – 2nd coming soon. Accept Jesus in your heart. From his family

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



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Student leadership is at the heart of what we do at Lakeland College. Join a team that thrives on challenging, meaningful work. Help our students take the lead not only into the future, but today. Agriculture Continuing Education Coordinator - 1295 Agricultural Technician, Dairy - 1288

Request for Proposal (RFP) for the following Services at School of Hope in Vermilion, Alberta:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found other individuals will be considered. Those selected for an interview will be contacted. All resumes are to be submitted electronically on our website www.Lakelandcollege.ca FOR DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THESE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES VISIT LAKELANDCOLLEGE.CA

1. Custodial Service 2. Maintenance Service > Detailed information in ECACS website (ecacs.ca) and School of Hope website (soh.ecacs.ca)

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DOWN 39 Transport 40 Anne Frank's hide out 41 Very large truck 42 Average work performance 43 Facial twitch 44 Whiz 46 Playing field 49 Rear 50 Arctic 51 Electric spark 53 Ship initials 56 Got smaller 58 Celebrity 59 Jarred 61 Aged 62 Defense 63 Carbonated drinks 64 Energy unit 65 __ center 66 Drowse 67 Goddess 68 Atom

1 Hurry 2 British King's name 3 Nomad 4 Set off 5 Type of Buddhism 6 Overshadow 7 Back of the neck 8 Tums 9 Representative 10 Water pitcher 11 Air (prefix) 12 Small ground plot 15 Toilets 20 Journalist's question 21 Color 24 Diabolic 26 Subtlety 28 Musician 30 Licensed practical nurse 31 Knot 32 Jazz instrument 34 Possessive pronoun

36 Tree 37 Sign of the zodiac 38 Time zone 39 Post shower garb 40 Light 42 Swank 43 Rein 45 Chaff 47 Innate 48 Arab's language 50 River 52 Spasm 53 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 54 Oxford 55 Turfs 57 Singing voice 58 Trip 60 Grain 62 American Cancer Society (abbr.)

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Reaching out to families & individuals

We will provide a gift of Food, Personal Items, Cleaning Products, Baby Formula and Diapers.


PHONE ONLY 780-581-0521


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Leave a message and we will return your call (No text or email)

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(780) 853-7714 Derek Selte Vermilion, AB

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Financing Available for Bred Cows, Bred Cows with Calves at Side, and Bred Heifers

780-853-2344 Raw food

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

and Porta-potty Rentals Box 5 Myrnam, AB T0B 3K0 Cell (780) 581-3867 H (780) 366-3855 or Abe (780) 210-0431

Rick Rewuski Box 1265, Dewberry, AB T0B 1G0 Ph: (780) 847-4166 Fax: (780) 847-4944


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Installation of Siding, Window Capping, Soffit, Fascia, Eavestroughing FOR A FREE ESTIMATE CALL TOM AT 780-581-6167 NO JOB TOO SMALL

Commercial • Residential • Farm Maintenance • Trenching

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Sewer line Camera Streamer

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4611 47A Avenue


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Mannville Indoor Vintage Market

Trent Westman owner/operator

Brandon Tupper

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Lasting Impressions Catering

A Flush is Better than a Full House

The East Central Family Day Home Agency

Charlene Young EM: mcy1@telus.net Web: www.lastingimpressionscatering.com 4614 - 48A Ave, Vermilion, AB

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

“Our reputation is on the table”

Grain, Fer�lizer, or Pellet Hauling

Water and Sewer Line Locating

For Promt Officient Service

Call 780-853-6314 Cell 780-853-7801

Call Doug 780-787-7500 Certified Private Sewer Installer

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*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.

PH: 780.853.3856



Relaxation Massage ▪ Therapeutic Massage Hot Stone Massage ▪ Reiki Master Pregnancy Massage

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You need some rest. Try to be patient and understanding. Join groups of a humanitarian nature.


Opportunities will come through long term investments. Travel will be favorable. Resist overspending on luxury items. Your home environment may be hectic, which could result in emotional upset.

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Don't forget family obligations. Enjoy some socializing today. Control your temper by getting immersed in your work.


Concentrate on work. Sentimental feelings may make it difficult to get much done at work. Opportunities to expand your circle of friends will result in possible new romantic encounters.


You must get out and mingle. Avoid friction with your mate. Don't make any unreasonable promises.


Helping children may be rewarding and challenging. Plan a nice evening for two. Jealousy may be a contributing factor to your emotional ups and downs.


Your family may not be pleased with your decisions. You have a lot to offer. Relatives will not agree with the way you are dealing with your personal problems.



You must be extremely careful not to let relatives or friends interfere in your personal life. You may find that relationships are not going as well as you'd like.

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You will do your best work on your own. You will have to be sure not to burn the candle at both ends. However, be careful with luggage; it may be rerouted.

Your emotional reaction will be dependent upon your partner's responsiveness. You need more space for the whole family. Your creative input will be appreciated by your boss. Travel opportunities should be your first choice. Get proper medical attention and confront your situation decisively. Don't be afraid to confront situations concerning loved ones in order to solve any problems that may exist.

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Try to satisfy both of your needs. If you're willing to cut loose you will find yourself in the midst of an exciting encounter. If you can get away for a vacation, do so.


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Continued from page 11 According to Environment Canada, there are six levels of health risks people face when prolonged exposure to various cold temperatures occurs. Using wind chill temperatures as parameters, they describe the concerns and what to do if they arise. Low risk exposure (0 to -9 degrees) will present itself as some discomfort to an individual. Staying dry and being dressed appropriately are the best way to combat a low wind chill exposure. A wind chill of -10 to -27 degrees poses a moderate risk level of exposure, which can increase the chance of hypothermia and frostbite occurring if someone is outside for long periods without proper protection. Dressing in layers with a wind resistant outer layer, hat, insulated mittens or gloves, and waterproof footwear will help protect the body. Staying dry and active while outside will also help combat long exposure. Exposed skin can freeze in as quickly as ten minutes when dealing with high risk wind chills (-28 to -39 degrees), people should watch for frostbite on the face and extremities

The Vermilion Voice | January 11, 2022 and be mindful of the increased risk of hypothermia at this level. Making sure exposed skin is covered, as well as following all the safety measures for moderate exposure can help keep the body safe. For both very high risk (a wind chill of -40 to -47) and severe risk (-48 to -54) exposed skin can freeze in less than five minutes, and hypothermia prevention needs to be a priority. Once the wind chill reaches -55 degrees, exposed skin has less than two minutes before frostbite sets in and Environment Canada states that being outside is hazardous, and people should stay indoors. How employers can help prevent the adverse effects of cold. Proper equipment design, safe working practices, and effective clothing can help reduce the risk of suffering from a cold injury. Recommendations from the ACGIH (American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists) encourage utilizing these three factors to stay safe outside. Equipment design can be things as simple as covering metal handles and bars with thermal insu-

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lating material. Tools and machines used should be set up in a way so that they can be operated without having to remove mittens or gloves. It is suggested that surveillance and monitoring should occur in colder workplaces, (temperatures below the freezing point), temperature should be monitored at least every 4 hours. For indoor workplaces, whenever the rate of air movement exceeds 2 meters per second (5 miles per hour) it should be recorded every 4 hours. In outdoor workplaces with air temperature below the freezing point, both air temperature and wind speed should be monitored regularly and recorded. An employer’s emergency procedures for providing first aid and obtaining medical care should be clearly communicated to all staff, and at least one trained person should be assigned the responsibility of attending to emergencies for each shift. Everyone involved with work in cold environments should be knowledgeable about the symptoms of adverse effects due to cold exposure, proper clothing habits, safe work practices, physical fitness requirements for work in cold, and emergency procedures in case of cold injury. While working in the cold, buddy systems are suggested. Look out for one another and be alert for the symptoms of hypothermia. Cold weather clothing. Protective clothing is recommended for work at or below 4°C. Factors such as temperature, weather conditions (e.g., wind speed, rain), the level and duration of activity, and job design are important to consider so that you can wear clothing that will help regulate the amount of heat and perspiration you generate while working. The goal is to prevent excessive sweating. If clothing next to the body becomes wet the ability of the clothing to insulate will diminish drastically, which will increase the risk of cold injuries. The CCOHS has the following guidelines and recommendations for dressing for winter weather: • Clothing should be worn in multiple layers which provide better protection than a single thick garment. The air between layers of clothing provides better insulation

than the clothing itself. Having several layers also gives you the option to open or remove a layer before you get too warm and start sweating or to add a layer when you take a break. It also allows you to accommodate the level of activity, changing temperatures and weather conditions. Successive outer layers should be larger than the inner layer, otherwise the outermost layer will compress the inner layers and will decrease the insulation properties of the clothing. • The inner layer should provide insulation and be able to “wick” moisture away from the skin to help keep it dry. Thermal underwear made from polyesters or polypropylene is suitable for this purpose. Polypropylene wicks perspiration away from the skin. It also keeps the second layer away from the skin. • The additional layers of clothing should provide adequate insulation for the weather conditions. They should also be easy to open or remove before you get too warm to prevent excessive sweating during strenuous activity. Outer jackets should have the means for closing off and opening the waist, neck and wrists to help control how much heat is retained or given off. Some jackets have netted pockets and vents around the trunk and under the arm pits (with zippers or Velcro fasteners) for added ventilation possibilities. • For work in wet conditions, the outer layer of clothing should be waterproof. • If the work area cannot be shielded against wind, an easily removable windbreak garment should be used. • Under extremely cold conditions, heated protective clothing should be made available if the work cannot be done on a warmer day. • Wear a hat suitable for the conditions, including being able to keep the ears warm. If a hard hat is required, a knit cap or a liner under a hard hat can reduce excessive heat loss. Consult with the hard hat supplier or manufacturer for appropriate liners that do not compromise the protection provided by the hard hat. • Clothing should be kept clean since dirt fills air cells in fibres of clothing and destroys its insulating ability. Continued on page 15

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The Vermilion Voice | January 11, 2022 Continued from page 14 • Clothing must be dry. Moisture should be kept off clothes by removing snow before entering heated shelters. While the worker is resting in a heated area, perspiration should be allowed to escape by opening the neck, waist, sleeves and ankle fasteners or by removing outerwear. If the rest area is warm enough it is preferable to take off the outer layer(s) so that the perspiration can evaporate from the clothing. • If fine manual dexterity is not required, gloves should be used below 4°C for light work and below -7°C for moderate work. For work below -17°C, mittens should be used. • Cotton is not recommended. It tends to get damp or wet quickly, and loses its insulating properties. Wool and synthetic fibres, on the other hand, do retain heat when wet. • Felt-lined, rubber bottomed, leathertopped boots with removable felt insoles are best suited for heavy work in cold since leather is porous, allowing the boots to “breathe” and let perspiration evaporate. Leather boots can be “waterproofed” with some products that do not block the pores in the leather. However, if work involves standing in water or slush (e.g., fire fighting, farm-

ing), then waterproof boots must be worn. While these protect the feet from getting wet from cold water in the work environment, they also prevent the perspiration to escape. The insulating materials and socks will become wet more quickly than when wearing leather boots and increase the risk for frostbite. • You may prefer to wear one pair of thick, bulky socks or two pairs - one inner sock of silk, nylon, or thin wool and a slightly larger, thick outer sock. Liner socks made from polypropylene will help keep feet dry and warmer by wicking sweat away from the skin. However, as the outer sock becomes damper, its insulation properties decrease. If work conditions permit, have extra socks available so you can dry your feet and change socks during the day. If two pairs of socks are worn, the outer sock should be a larger size so that the inner sock is not compressed. • Always wear the right thickness of socks for your boots. If they are too thick, the boots will be “tight,” and the socks will lose much of their insulating properties when they are compressed inside the boot. The foot would also be “squeezed” which would slow the blood flow to the feet and increase the risk

for cold injuries. If the socks are too thin, the boots will fit loosely and may lead to blisters. • In extremely cold conditions, where face protection is used, eye protection must be separated from the nose and mouth to prevent exhaled moisture from fogging and frosting eye shields or glasses. Select protective eye wear that is appropriate for the work you are doing, and for protection against ultraviolet light from the sun, glare from the snow, blowing snow/ice crystals, and high winds at cold temperatures. What are the risks of exposure to cold? There are two types of cold injuries nonfreezing and freezing. Nonfreezing cold injuries include chilblain, immersion foot and trench foot. Freezing injuries include frostnip and frostbite. Our extremities (toes, fingers, ears and nose) are at the greatest risk for injury because these areas do not have major muscles to produce heat. In addition, our bodies preserve heat


by keeping the internal organs warm; thus, reducing the flow of blood to the extremities under cold conditions. Hands and feet tend to get cold more quickly than the torso because their higher surface area-to-volume ratio causes them to lose heat more rapidly. They are also more susceptible to coming into contact with colder surfaces (for example, metal handles) than other body parts. The corneas of your eyes may freeze if they are not protected in high wind chill conditions. The most severe cold injury is hypothermia which occurs from excessive loss of body heat and the consequent lowering of the inner core temperature (internal temperature of the body). Hypothermia can be fatal.

1st Annual Cattleman’s Call Bull & Heifer Congress Show

Submitted The first annual Cattleman’s Call is happening January 14 and 15th! This event will kick off Friday January 14th at 1pm with the “Winter Classic” Heifer Jackpot followed by the “Rising Stars” Yearling Bull Show and capping off the night with a great “Bull Session” Social. Saturday will see another great line up of shows that will include groups, breeder’s herd, 2 years old and mature bull shows. This will be a great event to network with purebred breeders to find the next sire for your herd! Industry partners will be there for an opportunity to exchange resources, network in a relaxed, two-day event. Admission is FREE and we invite you to join for some great socializing and industry connection in a relaxed

environment. This will be a great event for our area and the ag industry. The Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association is a community-based organization serving Lloydminster and area since 1904. The Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association exists to enhance both the agricultural and urban communities, by providing facilities and resources for the development and conducting of business, education, social and recreation activities throughout the year. Contact: Shelly Ann Dodgson, Agriculture Manager Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition agmanager@lloydex.com Phone: 306.825.5571 or visit www.lloydexh.com

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