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June 21, 2022


Local Pipeline Response Exercise Includes Community

Two lines of boom on the water. Photos Submitted

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Informing and educating the public is an important component of Enbridge emergency response plans. Ensuring the ongoing safety of the critical energy infrastructure we all rely on to fuel our economy is a job that must be done and – as the saying goes – practice makes perfect. Such was the objective when Enbridge held an emergency response training exercise to simulate a pipeline incident along the North Saskatchewan River on June 16. Activity was focused along the river near Heinsburg. A command post was established at the Allied Arts and Leisure Centre in nearby Elk Point, while work boats were launched at the river to deploy the oil containment boom over a span of some 1,100 feet. No actual crude oil products were used in the exercise scenario. “The exercise was designed to test Enbridge’s ability to respond to an oil spill near our Mainline pipeline system,” explains Perry Gillam, Regional Emergency Specialist with Enbridge. “In addition to meeting an Alberta Energy Regulator requirement for

Enbridge’s Athabasca region, this supports our ongoing effort to continuously practice and improve our emergency response capability on all waterways in proximity to pipeline operations and populated regions.” Approximately 100 Enbridge and contract personnel were involved in the exercise, equally split between the river and command centre. A key component of any such exercise involves informing and educating community stakeholders, says Jay Brown, Strategist, Community & Indigenous Engagement. To this end, Enbridge invited municipal and local Indigenous leaders and the public at large to attend an Emergency Response Day in Elk Point the day prior to the exercise. The afternoon event provided an opportunity to see the specialized equipment used to respond in the event of a pipeline incident, to meet Enbridge personnel involved in response activities and ask questions. Underscoring Enbridge’s strong working relationships with local first responders in Alberta communities, the Elk Point Fire Department and RCMP also participated in the equipment demonstrations. Hamburg-


ers, hot dogs, soft drinks and water were served and there were prize giveaways awarded throughout the afternoon. “People in this area are knowledgeable about oil and gas and many earn a living,

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directly or indirectly, from the industry,” says Brown. “But we still believe it’s important to share information about our activities, say hello and take the time to build relationships.”

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The Vermilion Voice | June 21, 2022

Jarrod Russell’s Great Cycle Challenge To Help Beat Childrens Cancer

to 50 kilometres a day, because when I get started in August I know I only At the age of four, Lloydminster resi- have so many days to get the kilomedent, Jarrod Russell was diagnosed ters in.” with a cancerous brain tumor. With Jamie Lamon, Director of Special hope, faith, and determination Russell Events at SickKids Foundation states battled his cancer with his friends and that c anc er is the larg est k iller of family at his side. Canadian children from disease and “I am a sur vivor and even though over 1,4 0 0 Canad ian c hil dren are I was left with a weak right side and diagnosed with cancer every year. I have epilepsy, I am here today and “Thanks to riders like Jarrod, we’re I want to use my strength to fight for fueling groundbreaking research to the great kids at the SickKids hospital save lives and give kids the brighter and support the Foundation by rais- future they deserve,” said Lamon. ing funds to help finally find a cure for During Jarrod’s last ride he was childhood cancer,” explained Russell. riding for a young boy by the name of Jarrod is par ticipating again this Braxton Weidman who was nine years year in o l d an d the Great fi g ht i n g C y c l e for his C h a l life with lenge in G l i o August, b l a s and he toma, h o p e s s ad l y t o c y c l e 5:00-8:00pm Braxton Food Service 1200 kilolost his m e t r e s 5:00-9:00pm fight in and raise Liquor Service Febru$15 ,0 0 0; ary of h e i s t h i s currently year. training This to get y e a r ready. Jarrod Hosted by the Wainwright Downtown Business Community “This is riding is the f o r s i xseventh time I have participated in the year-old Ben Stelter who similar to Great Cycle Challenge,” said Jarrod. Braxton was diagnosed with Glioblas“During those years, I rode 6767 kilo- toma in March of 2021 at the age of metres and have raised $174,455. It is five years old. Ben resides in Edmonthe will that keeps me going and I aim to n w i t h h i s f a m i l y a n d h a s b e e n to do anywhere between 35 kilometres honoured by the Edmonton O iler s Reporter

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The SickKids Foundation was established in 1972, and raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). The Great Cycle Challenge was founded in 2016 and has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in the country. Jarrod states that as a cancer survivor himself he knows the pain and heartache that a family goes through when dealing with a child that has the disease and he does it because it is close to his heart. To learn more about Jarrod’s Great Cycle Challenge Canada and to make a donation, please visit greatcyclechallenge.ca /Riders/JarrodQRussell. To participate in Great Cycle Challenge Canada, visit GreatCycleChallenge.ca

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The Vermilion Voice | June 21, 2022


Dewberry Chuckwagon Races

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

The Dewberr y Chuckwagon Rac ing Heritage So c iet y will once again be presenting the Dewberry Chuckwagon Races featuring the World Professional Chuckwagon Association drivers from June 24-26 at the Dewberry Sports Ground. The Hamlet of Dewberry has hosted chuckwagon racing since

the 1950s and is home to Calgary Stampede, World and Canadian Chuckwagon Champions such as Allan, Kurt, Buddy, Chance, and David Bensmiller, Bruce Craige, Dallas Dyck, Harvey Brown, Rick Rainey, Vern Nolin, and Warren Garnier. The three - day event will provi d e a weeken d of c har i ots and wagons racing around the track at top speed to see

who will compete for the Champion Sunday $25,000 Dash for Cash. The races start at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening and 2 p.m. on Sunday and the Beer gardens will be open each night at midnight. Admission to this event is free to 13 and under and $20 for 14+, the races can also be seen on Facebook Live on the WPCA Facebook page. Roy Romanow taking the bend at the 2021 races. Photo Lorna Hamilton

Father’s Day Show & Shine Event

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

On Sunday, June 19 the Vegreville Ag Society and Vegreville Iron Runners Car Club presented a Father’s Day Show & Shine with major sponsors, Veg Auto & Industrial Supply and Bumper to Bumper. The family friendly event provided attendees the opportunity to have a fun-filled day at a very reasonable admission rate of just $10 per adult, children 6-15 at $5 and children 5 years and under with free. With nice weather conditions thousands of attendees passed through the gates at the Vegreville Exhibition grounds to view

the many custom and classic vehicles, antique tractors, motorcycles, antique snowmobiles, rat rods, bone wagons, big rig semis, and model trains. Attendees could watch the Demo Derby and ATV Pulls. There was also a mini market trade show and food vendors for all to enjoy. A 50/50 jackpot climbed to $11,550.00 and was won by Debbie a Vegreville local. Vegreville Agricultural Society and the Iron Runners Car Club would like to thank the following sponsors for the 2022 Father’s Day Eve nt . B u c k y ’s We l d i n g Ltd., Country 106.5 FM, Deerland Equipment & Sales, Derek

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One More Day

Phyllis Webb

July 13, 1931 - June 25, 2014 I wish for nothing more than just one more day. For I would give it all, just to hear her say. It’s funny how in life it seems, You take for granted the most important things. To feel her close, and be safe again, safe from my own self, back with my best friend. Yes, she was the best, and at other times the only, my friend, you left me here, and now my heart is lonely. If you could just come back, if only for one day, I’d make sure that I’d listen to all you had to say. And now that it’s too late, you cannot speak anymore. I finally realized, I should have heard you before. And if I could do it over, I’d only change one thing, I’d tell you that I love you, and how much joy to me you bring. No one will ever know quite how I feel inside, And on that day you left, you weren’t the only one who died. You have always been there, Mom, and you loved me ‘til the end, So with all my heart and soul, I love you too, My Friend. Love Scott & Bernie, Jan & Ray, Sandi & Tiberio, Dave & Lynn, Rob & Carol, Margaret & Denis and all your grandchildren.

Some of the vehicles at the Show & Shine. Photos Lorna Hamilton

Phyllis Dawson (Brown) Passed away on June 14, 2022, at the age of 77 years.

Phyllis was born in Drumheller, AB and raised in Vermilion. She raised her family in British Columbia before returning to Vermilion, where she worked in administration at the School of Hope and Hope Home Schooling before her retirement. She leaves behind her children, Tracey (Leon) Schroeder and Cheryl (Ron) Holmes, and her dear friend Monica Beck-Slater. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Joshua “Jack” and Fletta Brown, and her siblings Edith Millar, Ken Brown and Carole Sachkiw. As per the family and Phyllis’s wishes no service will be held. Memorial Donations may be made to the Vermilion Health Centre, Palliative Care, 5720 50 Avenue, Vermilion, Alberta T9X 1K7 or charity of one’s choice.

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Larry Darwin Cundliffe June 25, 1950 to June 8, 2022

It is with great sadness the Cundliffe family announces the passing of Larry Darwin Cundliffe at the age of 71 years from Leduc, Alberta. Darwin is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Rodena. His son Chad (Iris), grandson Rylan, granddaughter Taryn and grandson Trevor, all of Bermuda, and his daughter Carrie Ann MacMillan of Kingston, Ontario. Darwin is survived by his twin brother Dwayne Cundliffe and his sister Sheila Nykolaychuk. He also leaves to mourn brothers-in-law Duncan (Jean) MacMillan, Allister (Roxie) MacMillan, Ken (Barb) MacMillan, Malcolm (Dean) MacMillan and Maurice (Heather) MacMillan. Sisters-in-law Margaret (Lyle) Currie, Barb (Robert) Snelgrove, and Rose (Marvin) MacMillan. He also had numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Darwin was predeceased by his parents Horace and Barbara Cundliffe, his parents-in-law Alex and Olga MacMillan, his sister-in-law Christina Millar and brother-in-law Frank Nykolaychuk. Our family wishes to thank everyone for their support and kindness during this time. In keeping with Darwin’s wishes, we will not be having a service at this time. Donations on behalf of Darwin may be made to The St. Andrew’s Historical Society 1936 or a charity of one’s choice.



Dawn Hames Columnist

I love the filling in eg g s rolls, so I thought it might be fun to make a large pot of egg roll filling, and enjoy it, without the deep-fried wrapper. It turned out really well. If you do not have pork burger, then you can use chicken or beef, although pork is a more authentic flavour. I use the pre cut cabbage, which contributes to this dish being super fast and easy to make. Home cooking is a good way to get a healthy meal. For this home cooked meal, first, start a pot of rice, and then make the Lazy Egg Roll recipe, followed by a sauté of some broccoli with onions and a dash of sesame seeds. Supper is ready. Cabbage and onions have major health benefits. Research has shown

Braxton Hoare Columnist

It is clear t hat t he COVID pandemic has created tremendous financial burdens for countries all around the globe; from mass layoffs to stimulus checks, everyone was affected in one way or another. While some may have hoped that this was all behind us, one thing is certain, we are only now beginning to see the true scale of the economic disaster these last couple years have materialized. Inflation in Canada is at a three

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that compounds in cabbage are c o nver te d to i sot hi o cyanates t hat provide protection in our bodies from breast, bladder, prostate and colon cancer. A University of Otago study in New Zealand found that the isothiocyanates in cruciferous vegetable such as cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts and cauliflower can even cause cancer cells to destruct. A study in Poland found that women that consumed 4 servings a week of cabbage had significantly lower breast cancer rates than women who consumed only one serving a week. Regularly eating raw or lightly steamed c a b b ag e h e l p s l ower c h o l e s ter o l. Cabbage is rich in antioxidants and exhibits anti-inflammatory properties in our bodies. Cabbage juice aids in the healing of stomach ulcers and improves digestive health. While we don’t usually think of cabbage as a source of vitamin C, it is interesting to note that 1 cup of cabbage provides 50 % of the

The Vermilion Voice | June 21, 2022

daily recommended value of vitamin C and 91% of DRV of vitamin K. Amazingly cabbage also has omega 3 in the form of alpha linolenic acid. Cabbage scores low on the glycemic index, is low in carbohydrate and is a good choice to prevent blood sugar spikes. Cabbage has only 33 calories per cup, making it a perfect diet food that is packed with healthy vitamins. Red cabbage is a nutrient powerhouse with 6 to 8 times more antioxidant abilities than green cabbage. Onions are a natural source of quercetin and chromium, which both assist in blood sugar control. Onions like garlic contain sulfur compounds that work to detox our bodies by binding to heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium and then escorting them out of the body. The ginger and spices are what really gives this dish the unique egg roll flavour. Naked Egg Rolls

2 pounds of lean pork burger 1 cup onion (finely chopped) 1 tablespoon raw garlic (finely chopped) 1 .5 tablespoons raw ginger (finely chopped) 2 tablespoons soy sauce 10 cups sliced cabbage 1 cup grated carrot 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon cloves 1/8 teaspoon anise In a heavy bottomed large pot, fry the burger until well cooked. Add the ginger, onion and soy sauce and continue to salute. Add all the remaining ingredients, and continue to cook, with a lid, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is wilted. If there is too much cabbage for the pot add the amount that fits and then add the remaining as that cabbage cooks down.

How The Economy Is Failing

decade high of nearly 6 per cent, causing prices of products to rise steadily. Our neighbours to the south have had it even worse, in the United States, inflation is estimated to be as high as 8.6 per cent. This rise of inflation is due to a few factors; two of the most influential being, the increased printing of money in both the United States and Canada, and the breakd ow n o f o u r t r a d e n e t wo r k s w i t h transporting goods becoming slower and more expensive, even causing supply shortages worldwide. Of course normally these two fac tor s alone c ould be enough to create economic turmoil, however this year has really been the perfect

VILLAGE OF MYRNAM Village of Myrnam 2022 Combined Assessment and Tax No�ce

Take no�ce that the combined tax and assessment no�ces were mailed to all property owners in the Village of Myrnam on Thursday, June 2nd, 2022. In accordance with Sec�on 311 of the Municipal Government Act, Chapter 26, RSA 2000, all persons are deemed to have received their combined tax and assessment no�ces as a result of this no�ce. The Assessment Roll is open for inspec�on at the Village Office, 5007 – 50th Street, Myrnam, Alberta, from 8:30 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:30 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday at $5.00 per roll. If you disagree with the assessed value of your property, it is first recommended that you contact the Chief Administra�ve Officer to confirm the assessed value is correct. If the assessed value is correct, the next step is to contact the Village of Myrnam Assessor, Larry James of Wainwright Assessment Ltd., at 780-842-5002. If you disagree with the Assessor, and you wish to file complaint(s) to the Assessment Review Board, you must, by Tuesday, August 9th, 2022, lodge your complaint(s) in wri�ng to the Clerk of The Assessment Review Board, Village of Myrnam – 5007 50th Street, Box 278 Myrnam, AB T0B 3K0, along with the appropriate fee ($50 Residen�al - $100 Non-Residen�al, Commercial). Your complaint must be completed on Assessment Review Complaint Form (LGS1402) which is available at the Village Office or online at h�ps://www.alberta.ca/property-assessment-complaintsand-appeals.aspx. Forms that are incomplete, are submi�ed a�er the filing deadline, or are not accompanied with the fee will be considered invalid. 2022 Property taxes are due and payable on or before July 31st, 2022. Elsie Kiziak, Chief Administra�ve Officer 5007 - 50TH STREET BOX 278 MYRNAM, ALBERTA T0B 3K0 PHONE: (780) 366-3910 admin@myrnam.ca FAX: (780) 366-2246

storm, with the war between Russia and the Ukraine which has fur ther stressed an already fragile situation. This war is largely to blame for the increased gas prices worldwide, as many countries have decided to cut Russia out of trade completely. Now, for those who don’t already know, this is a very impactful decision because Russia is one of three major crude oil producers. Russia alone produces 10 per cent of the world’s crude oil supply. So, based on simple supply and demand principles, when you cut a large portion of the available crude oil from the market it will raise prices. Now the federal government has begun raising interest rates to try and fight inflation with hope that it may return inflation to the healthy rate of about 2 per cent. However, it is unclear just how long it could take before we see any signs of slowing inflation.

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By increasing interest rates the Feds will be slowing market growth, as an increase in interest means any new loans, and those on an unfixed rate will be subject to higher rates, essentially making it more expensive to borrow money. All of these factors combined have led many economists to speculate that we are entering a recession. There is still quite some debate on just how severe this recession will turn out to be. Some economists have even speculated that we could be entering a period of stagflation which d e s c r i b e s a n e c o n o my w i t h h i g h unemployment and little to no growth even as prices are rising faster than normal. Considering the stock market and Real Estate markets are in major decline, and gas prices are rising, it is not hard to see how this may be the case.


The Vermilion Voice | June 21, 2022

Craig Baird Columnist

Back in the 1920s, like today, Vermilion was not known for being a place high in crime. While certain crimes did, and would always, occur, robberies were quite rare. Most business owners had little worry that they would see their premises broken into, and items taken. For the most part, that was the case,

Helen Row Toews Columnist

Graduation memories When kids graduate from the school where I work, I always feel sad, especially those who also ride my school bus. Small country schools engender close relationships. This June, two girls, Molly, and Paisley will be leaving. They will be sorely missed. Of course, not all bus rides make memories, but they’re often interesting. This past week alone, I was treated to a few. Monday, I saw a Baltimore oriole as I stopped in Molly’s farmyard. I brought the flaming orange bird to her and her sister’s attention. “Yeah, whatever,” Molly said offhandedly, stomping up the bus steps without sparing the bird a glance. “We have about six of them.” Clearly, this was old and rather dull news. The next sighting was a bunch of baby bush bunnies that hop crazily about this family’s lawn each morn. Sitting still as statues until the last

A Brief Crime Spree In Vermilion

except for one night in October 1913. It was on Sunday, Oct. 9 that thieves broke into three different businesses in the community during the early hours of the morning. The robberies were conducted by unknown individuals who had an automobile that they used to take their ill-gotten gains. The general store, owned by John Kobylynk, had several coats, mackinaws, cash and other merchandise stolen. Over at the store owned by N. Wener, he lost 18 suits of clothes, a rifle, and some merchandise. At

the British American Oil House, owned by Harry Gregg, he lost 94 litres of gasoline. In all, from the three businesses, $20 was stolen and the merchandise amounted to $500. While that may not seem like much, it amounts to almost $8,500 in total today. This was the first time in many years that Vermilion was dealing with businesses being robbed. The thieves had left no trace and Constable E.M. Curry of the Vermilion detachment of the Alberta Provincial Police was working with Chief Oakley to find the


guilty parties. Various police detachments to the east and west were also notified by the thefts. No one would ever be arrested for the robberies. Contact Craig at craig@canadaehx.com Support Craig by donating at https:// www.buymeacoffee.com/craigU Listen to his podcasts Canadian History Ehx, Canada’s Great War, From John to Justin & Pucks and Cups on all podcast platforms.

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moment, they then leap into action, zigzagging wildly in front of the bus. So cute. “Who cares,” said Molly dismissively as I made this observation. “There’s too many of ‘em.” Her remarks were a bit deflating, but I still smiled at two more rabbits crouching in the bush. That afternoon, when I braked for the fifth pair of geese that waddled down the road in front of us, Molly barked from the back of the bus. “You should just hit them if they’re too stupid to move!” She glowered at the foolish fowl. That ’s Molly. She sounds hard hearted, but she isn’t at all. She just enjoys the shock her words create. If I actually took a run at a few innocent geese (which I wouldn’t), she’d be the first to scream at me to stop. She does speak her mind, though. When I wore a long coat of a rather wild pattern, Molly observed dryly it looked like grandma’s couch was driving the bus. When I wore green, she asked where I’d put my pot of gold, and a red outfit was neatly described as resembling a tomato. These remarks are delivered with a broad grin and not


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Dawn Riley Reporter

Tuesday June 21 is National Indigenous Day in Canada, part of National Indigenous History Month. Then Governor General Romeo LeBlanc, declared June 21 (summer solstice) originally as National Aboriginal Day in 1996 after several years of advocating by the Assembly of First Nations, the Sacred Assembly and the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Renamed National Indigenous Peoples Day in 2017, the day is meant as a celebration of Indigenous people and traditions in Canada. Canada has the honour of having three groups of peoples with unique heritages, languages and amazing contributions to the establishment and growth of Canada as a nation. First Nations, Inuit and Metis people comprise Canada’s Indigenous people, and each of these distinct cultures have fascinating legends and stories that tell their histories.

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If you were roaming around Vermili o n o n J u n e 18 , c h a n c e s ar e yo u came across a lemonade stand being managed and run by some very young entrepreneurs. Saturday was Lemonade Day, and the nationwide event saw several local youth set up shop for the day learning and practicing some basic business skills and supporting some good causes at the same time. While at one point it looked like the weather was going to make things difficult, it instead turned into a very hot, humid day, per fect weather for a nice cold glass of freshly brewed lemonade.

The Vermilion Voice | June 21, 2022

National Indigenous Month

Over 1.6 people in Canada identify themselves as Indigenous, and comprise one of the youngest populations in the country, 44 per cent of Indigenous people are under 25 years of age. In Alberta, 138 First Nations Reserves and eight Metis Settlements are home to many Indigenous families and contribute to Alberta’s economy and growth more than many people realize. There are many resources, events and opportunities for learning, participation and community building for people to experience, not only during Indigenous History Month, but throughout the entire year. Check out the following links to start; the Canadian Museum of History has an interactive virtual exhibit entitled First People of Canada, check it out at, https:// www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/ aborig/fp/fpint01e.html. The Alberta Ministry of Indigenous Relations has a Facebook page with events on it, https://www. Grand Hall Canadian Museum of History. File Photo facebook.com/ABIndigenousRelations/.

Lemonade Day

Sponsored and suppor ted by C o m m u n i t y Fu t u r e s L l oyd m i n s t e r and Region, as well as CFCW 840, Startup Lloydminster, Project Gazelle, Photential Health, Farmstead & More, Uniquely U Styles, Vermilion Jewellers, Toma Fine Floors 2021 and Shelly’s Wind ow Covering s Ltd., Vermilion Alber ta Chamber, and Cornerstone Co-op the event ran throughout the region. T h o s e t h at p ar t i c i p ate d, h ad to attend Lemmy U, and obtain a Town of Vermilion business license in order to operate their stand. They were then provided with a gift card for supplies from Cornerstone Co-op to help with the initial start up costs.

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The Romeo boys, Luke 9 and Douglas 11. Photo Dawn Riley.

Jake Oddan would like to thank VIKING AUCTION MART for purchasing his steer at the Clandonald/Vermilion Interclub Sale, and for supporting 4-H and Youth in Agriculture.

Robbie Oddan would like to thank NORTHERN LIVESTOCK SALES for purchasing his steer at the Clandonald/Vermilion Interclub Sale, and for supporting 4-H and Youth in Agriculture.


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More Higher Education In Northeastern Alberta

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they do best,” said Garth Rowswell, MLA for Vermilion-Lloydminster-WainAlberta’s targeted enrolment expan- wright. sion program will add more than 400 “As the chair of the Northern Alberta new seats at Lakeland College, Keyano Development Council and as the repreCollege and Portage College. sentative for Bonnyville-Cold Lake-St. A key part of the recently announced Paul, I am pleased to see this governAlberta at Work initiative, the targeted ment prioritize post-secondary instituenrolment expansion program invests tions in rural communities, especially in in new seats in high-demand programs. northeastern Alberta. The $1.7 million This investment helps the post-second- Portage College will receive as part ary system support Alberta’s labour of the targeted enrolment program is market now and in the future, and gives extremely important. Our rural commustudents more opportunities to gain the nities need ways to retain our youth, skills and training they need to enter the especially in health-care positions, workforce. and increasing funding to health-care “I want to thank the post-secondary programs in Portage College is a good institutions for working with our govern- step in the right direction,” said David ment to make Alberta at Work a success. Hanson, MLA for Bonnyville-Cold LakeHealth-care professionals are essential St. Paul. workers, especially in rural parts of our “As a former instructor at Keyano province. Through this investment, we College, I know how important these are supporting over 400 new and enthu- northeastern Alberta colleges are to siastic students as they pursue fulfilling their communities. An increased investcareers in health care, animal health ment in health-care professionals trainand more, to the benefit of their commu- ing and then working in northeastern nities, “ commented Demetrios Nico- Alberta is one of the most important things our government can do for Alberta’s future,” commented Brian Jean, MLA for Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche. “Lakeland College thanks the Government of Alberta for this funding to increase enrolment in our animal health technology an d healt h c are aide programs. T hi s invest m ent ensures more Animal health technology alumna Jessie Vredegoor demonstrates a students will benefit from the handswellness exam to Minister Nicolaides after the announcement. on, work-integrated (Middle) Minister Nicolaides makes the funding announcement. learning experilaides, Minister of Advanced Education. ences Lakeland excels at providing. In northeastern Alberta, the targeted More Lakeland graduates will be able enrolment expansion program will invest to enter these sectors and help address in seven programs, supporting more the shortage of health care aides and than 400 new seats over three years registered veterinary technologists in at three post-secondary institutions: Alberta,” said Alice Wainwright-Stewart, • K e y a n o C o l l e g e : $ 1. 3 m i l l i o n president and CEO, Lakeland College. • L akeland College: $99 0,0 0 0 “The events of the last two years have • Portage College: $1.7 million clearly indicated the need for more and The programs include health care more health care-related workers, posiaide training, practical nursing and tions and opportunities. This significant animal health technology. funding of $1.3 million to Keyano from When announced in April, the Alberta the Alberta at Work program will allow at Work initiative aimed to create 7,000 our students of the health care aide and new seats in high-demand programs the primary care paramedicine certifiacross the province. After collaborat- cate programs to have an opportunity ing with post-secondary institutions, the to participate in a program designed to initiative will exceed this goal, creating meet the needs of the current labour almost 10,000 seats without going over market,” said Jay Notay, president and the initial budget of $171 million. CEO, Keyano College “ T he fac ult y at Lakeland College have played an integral role in not IVE DEAD OR ALIVE only building up t h e ir c o m m u n i t y, but also enriching Alber ta’s younger generations as they area!p r e p a r e t o e n t e r are once again touring the area! t h e wo r k fo r c e. I t is essential we ections, Paying Cash For Coin Collections, support leaders in oins,education as they Silver & Gold Coins, m e e t t h e n e e d s Sets. Royal Can. Mint Sets. of students, and ewelry Also Buying Gold Jewelry this means providing educators with s the tools they need We purchase rolls, bags s to reach as many or boxes of silver coins students as possible. This funding will help Lakeland College expand To arrange a free, discreet in-home visit me visit t h e i r o p e r at i o n s , and enable them to call Kellie at 1-778-257-9019 -9019 continue to do what Bonded since 1967 Submitted




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will be available in a blended format, allowing students from across our region to enrol in person or online. Portage College applauds the Government of Alberta for their foresight to budget for program expansion in 2022.” -Nancy Broadbent, president and CEO, Portage College The programs are ready to star t accepting more students this fall. A l b er t a at Wor k i s a m ore t han $600-million investment over the next three years in new and existing initiatives to help Albertans gain in-demand skills that will support economic growth and attract investment now and in the future. It features investments that support Albertans from primary school to post-secondary skills training, as well as retraining for changing career paths and finding well-paying jobs.

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LIONS/CNIB GOLF TOURNEY A NOTE OF APPRECIATION Vermilion Lions Club would like to thank all our supporters that made our 23rd annual Lions-CNIB Golf Tournament the most successful ever. We raised over $7000 after expenses. A big thank you from CNIB and Vermilion Lions Club.

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High school is almost over and you’re also on the cusp of a new and exciting time in your life. Here are some words of wisdom to guide you as you move forward into the future. Be open to learning from others. This applies to all types of others, not just teachers. You’re likely to learn more from people who are different from you than from those who are similar to you. Be curious about everything and ask lots of questions. In the face of uncertainty, engage in exploration. Don’t stress if you don’t know what you want to do in life. Many people take winding paths before finding their place. It’s okay to investigate your interests and passions before deciding. Be kind to yourself by taking care of your body. Keeping your body in peak condition is essential to living a happy and healthy life. Eat well, exercise frequently, get enough sleep and

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A Year of Gratitude: A Message from Superintendent Rhae-Ann Holoien

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As the 2021/22 school year draws to a close, BTPS Trustees and Senior Leadership Team can’t express our gratitude enough for the courage and resilience of our students, parents, staff, and community partners as we finished out another unprecedented school year. Despite the pandemic upsetting our routines, we witnessed incredible strength, perseverance, and, more importantly, a commitment to ensuring our focus remained on student learning. After having spent the last couple of weeks reflecting on the last 10 months, I am very grateful for: G = Great students. Without blinking an eye, you returned to school in the fall, fully embracing and helping lead our health and safety protocols. When required, many of you flipped to engage in online learning opportunities, then returned to school with twinkles in your eyes. Throughout it all, you were terrific learners. I was so proud to see every BTPS student participate in our September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and thrilled to have so many student voices at our board student engagement sessions or education plan engagements sharing their thoughts, ideas and reflections. To the graduating class of 2022, BTPS is so proud of you and wishes you nothing but the best in your future endeavours. R = Resilient staff. Thriving in the face

of adversity, BTPS staff demonstrated that not even a global pandemic can stop them. Whether turning to online learning quickly or preparing our schools for the safe return of adults and children, I overwhelmingly heard BTPS is known for its safe, caring, and welcoming learning environments. Of course, credit goes to our school staff. Our Central Office departments, too, are to be commended for working behind the scenes to support our learning communities through workplace wellness initiatives, hiring new staff, planning learning opportunities, supporting technology, keeping buses on the road, or implementing an energy efficiency program. Thank you to all staff who bravely continued to keep their eyes on our students. Custodians, you are incredible! A = Amazing Board. Following election day on October 18, our new board was quick to build its knowledge and leadership capacity to successfully approve a clean audited financial statement, a studentcentred education plan, and a balanced budget. Modelling their commitment to improving student achievement, board members joined our leadership team at the October 27 Virtual Leadership Workshop. BTPS is grateful to have a Board committed to working as a unified governance team, which listens and advocates for the needs of our rural learning communities through initiatives like our four-year stakeholder engagement sessions and Board student engagement sessions.

T = Tremendous teamwork. When it comes to the new K to Gr. 6 curriculum, our staff proved we got this! Through communities of practice and our teachers’ hard work, implementation of the new curriculum will be seamless. Teachers involved in introducing the new K-3 English Language Arts and Literature, Math, and K-6 Physical Education and Wellness curriculums next September will be supported by newly acquired learning resources, a curriculum dashboard, and Hapara workspaces. On the inclusion front, initiatives such as BTPS’ Pink Shirt Day Contest, Truth and Reconciliation Podcasts, September 30 student conference day and 2022 International Women’s Day Live Event continue to foster the behaviours that ensure all students feel like they belong. F = Family-oriented school communities. Thank you to all our parents, guardians, and community members for supporting our school staff as we upset routines, continued to communicate on virtual platforms and helped our students catch up on any learning when at home. I am incredibly grateful for your support during many of these transitions. Thank you for sending your children to Buffalo Trail Public Schools. U = Unwavering commitment to students. From our principals and assistant principals to our

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directors, central office team, and staff, you stepped up to the table when called. You moved swiftly and efficiently responding to emerging practices like COVID tracking sheets to developing new processes such as playground cohorts, social distancing groups, virtual student events and celebrations – all the while continuing to focus on the learning needs of students. I could not be more grateful to have you on my team. THANK YOU! L = Laughter. Through all our trials and tribulations, the one thing I always counted on to relieve the stress and see through to another day was laughter. Every time I participated in a meeting, learning event or entered a school, I was met with the sound that would fill my heart. As we head into the summer months, thank you for all you have done and continue to do to be the best partners in our students’ education. It has been far from easy, and the Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership Team appreciate everyone’s efforts to juggle the many demands of school life. We look forward to seeing you back in the fall!


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St. Jerome’s Catholic School News

With summer vacation almost within reac h, St. Jerome’s S par t ans are packing in all the fun while we still can! Junior high students in Mrs. Beaudette’s games options class spent the semester learning the rules and how to play games such as: chess, checkers, cribbage, solitaire, and many more. As a fun way to end the semester the junior high students taught students in grades 1-3 how to play the games as well. It was an excellent opportunity to learn for everyone involved. The field trips have begun! STJ loves to take learning out into the community. Our grade 3 class went to the Valley Zoo last week to further their learn-

ing about “Fur, Feathers, & Scales” Sounds like an awesome adventure! While, our grade 2 classes walked to the Vermilion Heritage Museum to discover more about our community in the past! Students were surprised to see how things used to work and what they looked like in “ the olden days.” The most surprising part was seeing how different the classrooms in the past were. Chalkboards, heavy wooden desks, and believe it or not… no computers or iPads! What better way to help students gain perspective and appreciate all that we are blessed with at St. Jerome’s. Our littlest learners have been busy exploring too! Students registered in grade one at St. Jerome’s for nex t

Kindergarten students at St. Jerome’s participated in their very own Track & Field Day! Thank you Miss. Heinrich, for planning this wonderful day for our students.

year had the opportunity to come try it out for half a day. What an exciting time it was! The theme was The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The future grade one students got to have caterpillar and butterfly relay races in the gym, made caterpillar fruit kabobs, & even made a special craft to take home with them. This group of kiddos had a very busy week. Miss. Heinrich planned them their very own special track and field day as a reward for reaching their class goal of reading 100 home reading books! Way to go Kinders! As fun as it is preparing for the arrival of new Spartans next year, we took time to honour some Spar tans that are moving on next year. On Tuesday,

we held a ceremony in order to recognize the retiring of four of our amazing educators. Mr. David Sader, Mrs. Carolyn Martin, Mrs. Margaret McCormack, and Mrs. Shauna Despins were blessed with prayers, and words of praise and encouragement from past students. They were presented with flowers and a card containing a special letter that Mr. Chase read out to the school. The crowd cheered, laughed as we listened to past stories of these teaching greats, and as they left the gym staff at STJ congratulated them as students screamed the school song. What a wonderful send off to some of our finest educators. Don’t forget to come back and visit us, because… “Once a Spartan, Always a Spartan!”

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JR Robson School News

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We were able to hold our first assembly in over 2 years. Students gathered outside and we celebrated our sports teams’ achievements over this school year as well as a special scholarship win by one of our students. Pirate Crew awards were also handed out. Participation this year was at an all-time high so kudos to all the students who showed their school spirit. Afterwards, students were able to view the Show & Shine entries. Each student received an ice cream sandwich or popsicle and popcorn was also served. Thursday, June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. For Art class, Amaya Myhovich created a beautiful piece that highlights the importance of this day. In her words, “A little over a year ago, the remains of 215 children were found buried at a mass grave site on the grounds of a residential school in British Columbia. Since then, hundreds more have been discovered. I was given my acrylic project for Art 20 with the prompt, “Canadian Triptych”. Upon hearing the subject, I decided that painting a First Nations ceremonial headdress was a great way to bring awareness to the struggles that Indigenous peoples in Canada have


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The Vermilion Voice | June 21, 2022

Minister Pon Op-Ed: Elder Abuse-A Complex Issue

Submitted As Minister of Seniors and Housing, I feel great responsibility for the safety and security of seniors. It is critically important that Alberta’s government raise awareness of the need to prevent and address elder abuse in Alberta. Because we all need to take strong action on addressing elder abuse. Prior to 2020, it was estimated that 60,000 Alberta seniors – nearly one in 10 – were subjected to financial, emotional, physical, and other forms of abuse. The stress, isolation, and financial pressures that have accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic have made a difficult situation worse. We do know that rates of family violence, including elder abuse, tend to increase during and following natural disasters, public health crises, and economic downturns. It is anecdotal, but we are concerned communit y organizations, inc luding some of the seniors-serving organiza-

tions my ministry routinely consults with, are reporting an increase in both the incidence, complexity, and severity of elder abuse cases in Alberta. Elder abuse doesn’t just harm individual victims, who often silently endure fear, shame, and retreat into isolation. It leaves a permanent scar on families and erodes communities.

nities. And our government is committed to new and stronger action to prevent and address elder abuse in Alberta. Elder abuse is a complex issue that requires a collaborative and cross-sector approach. Seniors-serving stakeholders have identified the lack of a consistently applied definition of elder abuse across the province as a gap in the current

Alberta’s government is committed system. Our first step is to clearly define to ensuring seniors have access to the the term “elder abuse” with input from services and supports they need to live community organizations and the public. safely and independently in their commuWe are seeking input from stakehold-

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ers and the public on an enhanced definition of elder abuse. We will use a new definition to improve information sharing and data collection practices. A new definition, to be used in legislation, policies, and programs, will be an foundation for improving the safety and well-being of seniors across the province. Albertans are invited to provide input into the new definition online at alberta. ca. The Elder Abuse Prevention – Public Engagement Survey is open from October 4 to 25, and I urge you to respond. Please remember to call 911 if you, or someone you know, is being abused and is in immediate danger. For non-urgent support, information, and referrals, you can call the Family Violence Info Line at 310-1818. Elder abuse is unacceptable, in any form, for the individuals who should be the most cherished members in any community. We will work with communities, stakeholders, and Alber t ans of all ag es to strengthen protections for seniors and end elder abuse in all its forms. Together, we can make sure seniors have the respect and dignit y they have earned.












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The Vermilion Voice | June 21, 2022

Karen King Submitted

Vermilion Elementary School News

On June 9, the Grade 1-3 students went on a field trip to Elk Island Park. They got to partake in three different stations. A custom guided hike from one of the park’s interpreters (pointing out beaver activity and bird sounds as well as talking about the origins of the park), bison tales campfire program (story telling about the bison and the park) and a self-guided boardwalk tour (netting and identifying small water creatures). It was an absolutely amazing day. Grade 4-6 had their field trip to Fort Edmonton on June 10. After having lunch on the grounds, students took a walk over to the new Indigenous area, which is an absolutely gorgeous addition. From there they walked to the fort where they checked out the trade store, Rowand House, Columbia House, the watchtower, the meat store, the clay bake oven, the ice house, and the blacksmith shop. Then they moved on to 1885 street,

seeing homestead houses, a school, a livery stable, a church, and the Northwest Mounted Police outpost, as well as numerous other buildings. They walked from there to 1905 street, with many more stops along the way. Everyone had a super time. Kindergarten had a very special visitor last week. Liam’s dad and his paramedic pals came to VES with their ambulance. The kids had a blast learning all about this emergency vehicle and what it could do. The lights were bright, the sirens were loud and the experience was a huge hit. A special thank you to Vaughan, Josie, and Jason, for taking the time to come and interact with the kindergarten kids. In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month. During this month, take time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across Canada. On June 23, some of JR Robson’s junior high students will

be joining VES in celebrating National Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This will be a day full of rich activities where we immerse ourselves in the Indigenous Culture and participate in music, dancing, beading, and learning, as well as getting to taste some delicious bannock. We are now accepting registrations for the 2022-2023 school year for kindergar-


ten. Registration packages are available at the office. If you require further information, please stop by or call the office at (780) 853-5444. Dates to Remember: June 23 – Indigenous Peoples Celebration; June 24 – AR Celebration Day; June 27 – Kindergarten Graduation; June 28 – Grade 6 Farewell; June 29 - Last Day of School for Students.

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Here at Vermilion Chrysler, we believe in being a VITAL part of the community.

May is Grand Cherokee month, all Grand Cherokees on sale, come see us now!!! NEW HIRE!

We'd like to welcome Jason to the team!

Calvin’s Specials This Month!

We'd also like to invite all customers past and present to come see Jason, and see how he can help!

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