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August 2, 2022


Vermilion 116th Fair A Huge Success

Mini Chuckwagon races at the Vermilion Fair. Photo Lorna Hamilton

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

U n d e r t h r e e d ay s o f s c o r c h i n g temperatures and beautiful sunny skies except for a thunderstorm on Friday night into the early morning of Saturday the Town of Vermilion and Vermilion Fair saw thousands of visitors and fairgoers since being forced to cancel the annual event in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID. The Wednesday evening Fair Kickoff party that was put on by the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce provided attendees the opportunity to indulge in food from Cornerstone Co-op in the form of a BBQ, pizza by the slice from

Express Pizza, and food truck items from the new Cornerstone Pub and Grill food truck. Several businesses held sidewalk sales, and there were a couple of games that everyone could enjoy. Thursday morning the first official day of the Fair saw a pancake breakfast held at the Vermilion Royal Canadian Legion from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. just in time for everyone to find their favourite place to watch the parade that began at 11 a.m. Many floats within the parade represented the Mooving Forward theme of this year’s Fair. Floats were decorated in cow-themed items and patterns representing each



business or organizations interpretation. Throughout the three days, Fairgoers were able to get either a three-day pass for only $20 or purchase a daily pass for $10 which provided entry to the midway, livestock shows, trade shows, grandstand shows, antique and modified tractor pulls, Old MacDonalds barn, mini chuckwagons, APCCA pony chariots and chuckwagon races, Beer Gardens, open stages and much more, making it one of the most family-friendly fairs in the area. The West Coast Amusement rides offered day bracelets for $40 per day allowing ridegoers the ability to utilize all

rides as often as they like. The sounds of laughter and squeals could be heard throughout the three days while many family memories were being made. The fair grounds were jam-packed with delectable food and drink items from the numerous food trucks, caterers, ice cream trucks, lemonade stands etc. Each year the Vermilion Agricultural Society requires hundreds of volunteers in preparation and during the fair and this year was no different. The Vermilion Agricultural Society would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s 116th Fair such a huge success.






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Fair Kick-off Party

From left, Vermilion Chamber Executive Director Leanne Martin and Board Vice President Kim Shimko. Photos Angela Mouly

Children having fun with bubbles.

Pancake Breakfasts

Stained / fused glass by Valinda Lawson.

Jason Newberry from Vermilion Chrysler cooking pancakes at their pancake breakfast which consisted of pancakes, eggs and sausages. Proceeds went to the Vermilion Handi-van . Photos Lorna Hamilton





Vermilion Royal Canadian Legion hosted two pancake breakfasts during the Fair. One on Thursday morning and again on Saturday morning, each breakfast consisted of pancakes, eggs, sausage and roasted potatoes.

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Parade Time Fun

Some floats and other entries from the parade. Photos Angela Mouly

Lorna Hamilton

August 6, 2022 Upcoming Clandonald Country Fair August 6, 2022

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Mady Waldorf after the pie eating contest at the Clandonald Fair in 2019. Photo Vermilion Voice


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and Drums, Lots of smiles and laughter can be had by all who attend and it is a perfect place to make memories that will last a lifetime; mark August 6 on your calendar, the Clandonald Agricultural Society would like to welcome all.



Dawn Hames Columnist

Its Zucchini season right now, and I have been enjoying the beautiful yellow orange large zucchini flowers, that now are bearing their fruit. My husband picked several large ones and said “Here, take these to church when you go, and if anyone has an open car window, give them one.” I just smiled, but I know I will be in charge of giving zucchini away. I love turning young zucchini into vegetable noodles using a spiralizer. They taste great with a parsley pesto. Other zucchini favorites are Chocolate Zucchini cake.

Zucchini Fritters

Only two zucchini plants produce a plethora of amazing fruits, and yes, they are technically fruits. Zucchini, also known as summer squash, zucchini are high in several minerals, and many vitamins including five different B vitamins, vitamin C and K. The skin of a zucchini is 2 – 10 times higher in beneficial carotenoids, so by all means eat with the skin on, especially if they are from your garden or a neighbor’s garden that does not use chemical spray. Zucchini is a good source of fiber at 2.5 grams per cup. Surprisingly zucchini contains omega 3 essential oil. Zucchini are low in calories and full of nutrients. If you did not grow any, there should be lots of fresh organic ones at the local farmer’s market. These zucchini fritters can be served

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with sour cream or ranch dressing, if you are not eating dairy free but doing Keto, then ketchup works as well, depending on your dietary restrictions. For the Keto diet, add the cheese on top, and serve with sour cream. For more nutrients and color, add 1/2 cup of grated carrots to the batter before cooking. I have not tried this recipe with regular wheat flour, but I am sure it would work as well. Zucchini Fritters – gluten free, dairy free, keto 2 1/2 cups grated zucchini 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup almond flour 1/4 cup coconut flour 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 3 eggs Olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter for frying per pan Grate the zucchini, place in a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Allow to set 10 – 15 minutes, then squeeze and pour out the excess liquid. Add all the other ingredients and stir until well combined. Heat the fry pan, and then add the oil and butter. Form into patties and fry on medium heat, like pancakes, covered and cook the fritters until browned. Turn the fritters when brown and cook on the other side covered. If you can have dairy, add a slice of cheese to the top before covering. Repeat for the remaining batter. Makes 10 – 12 fritters.

Google’s Intelligent Bot Imagines Its Own Photos

Braxton Hoare Columnist

The gap between what makes a machine and a human different is steadily narrowing as recently Google unveiled its “Imagen” Artificial Intelligence software. This computer algorithm is completely capable of producing images from its knowledge of how different objects look. The software is currently under lock and key as the general public is not yet allowed access. However, many influential people have been able to try out its closest competitor; a piece of software from Open AI called “Dall-e 2” and the creations from this intelligent software are uncanny. These intelligent algorithms are able to imagine and essentially draw anything that you could give them as a prompt. However,

they are not limited to one style like many human artists are; in fact the software is capable of learning how to reproduce any style imaginable, including photo accurate representations. Rather than try and describe just how amazing these images look, you can see for yourself. Someday Google hopes to release its Imagen Software as a paid product to be used for image generation and editing. Rather than replace artists entirely this will likely work as a tool to help artists build a solid base to work off of. This tool could also be very useful for photographers who would like a simple solution to remove photobombers or add a national landmark in the background of their photos. The possibilities are endless. However with endless possibilities comes a great potential for harm. Since these generators can produce photo quality works Google has preemptively removed the ability to create a specific

person in any context. This will prevent any attempts to place a political opponent in an unfavorable context or any person at all in a situation that could greatly embarrass or incriminate them. Although Google has put these precautions in place, it is only a matter of time before someone recreates this tool without them. So now more than ever, you can’t trust anything you see online.

Teddy bears mixing sparkling chemicals as mad scientists in a steampunk style.

A Pomeranian wearing a crown, sitting on the Kings throne. Photo credit: Google Imagen

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Director of Finance & Administration

The County of Minburn No. 27 invites applications for Director of Finance and Administration, a key member of the senior management team. Based at the County Administration Office in Vegreville, Alberta, the Director of Finance & Administration will be involved with the following: - Providing leadership to the finance team and oversee the accounting functions including reception, accounts payable, accounts receivable, utilities, payroll and fixed assets - Overseeing the assessment contract and managing the property taxation process - Directing and coordinating the preparation of the annual and multi-year operating and capital budgets - Providing leadership to the risk management function of the organization with respect to contracts, procurement and insurance - Managing cashflow and overseeing the short and long-term investment porfolio - Responsible for grant applications and timely grant reporting to external agencies - Supporting the CAO and Council through input on strategic priorities, the provision of comprehensive analyses and ad hoc financial reporting - Compilation of the annual financial statements and the preparation of supporting audit working papers

Qualifications: - A professional accounting designation (CPA) or an undergraduate degree in business/accounting supplemented with at least five years of progressive municipal experience within a finance/accounting department - Experience with a strategic and business planning processes, budget development, financial reporting and forecasting - Proven leadership, supervisory and team building strengths required along with superior verbal and written communication skills The County of Minburn offers a competitive salary, pension and benefits package Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to hr@minburncounty.ab.ca no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, August 15, 2022 The County of Minburn No. 27 thanks all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Heavy Duty Mechanic Apprentice

The County of Minburn No. 27 invites applications for a permanent full-time Heavy Duty Mechanic Apprentice (3rd or 4th year) position based at the County Operations Shop in Vegreville, Alberta. Responsible for routine maintenance inspections, and diagnosing and completing repairs on all equipment and vehicles in the County fleet (i.e. excavators, motorgraders, loaders, scrapers, packers/rollers, trucks, trailers, pumps, etc.). Qualifications - High School Diploma (or equivalent) - Heavy Duty Mechanic or Technician Apprentice certification, 3rd or 4th year required - CVIP Inspection Certificate would be an assest - Minimum two (2) years of experience in a shop environment - Valid Alberta driver’s license (Class 3 with air brake (Q) endorsement preferred) - Technological proficiency in basic computer, smartphone, and tablet functions Wage: $26.00 to $34.87 per hour with a competitive pension and benefits package. Overtime based on 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week. Please submit a complete resume, references, and driver’s abstract to hr@minburncounty.ab.ca. More details at https://minburncounty.ab.ca/p/tenders-and-job-opportunities

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Craig Baird Columnist

As the world was dealing with the Second World War, a war that Vermilion made no small contribution towards in troops and money raised, the communit y was also celebrating. It was on May 1, 1943 that Mayor Morrison opened the brand new recreat i o n c e ntr e t h at h ad b e e n u n d er construction for some time. The ceremony was attended not only by the mayor but Major Renee Hawels, who had just come home from serv-

Helen Row Toews Columnist

First jobs Hurr ying into a popular housewares shop recently to return some drapes, I was reminded of what it was like to star t a new job. The young girl behind the counter looked at me with a concerned frown as I skipped past the empty alleys, where folks would queue up to pay if anyone was there, and headed straight for her. “ Excuse me! ” she called with the air of one who had been taught correct procedure with NO exceptions. “You can’t enter there. You’ll have to wait your turn in the line.” I opened my mouth to argue that there wasn’t one, then closed it again and did as she asked. “Next, please,” she beckoned with


The New Recreation Centre

ing overseas in the war, Capt. Helen Graham, the commandant of the training centre, as well as several others asso c iation with the town and the Canadian Army. The building featured many things that would help people get away from the troubles of the day. The lounge of the recreation centre featured couches, easy chairs, books, magazines, coffee, tea, sandwiches and cookies. The food was all served from the coffee bar within the building, which was part of a small modern kitchen that had been built. There was also the cameo room, where people could play table tennis

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a bright smile as I reached the front. We’ve all been there, I suppose. When I was fresh out of high school, my first job was at the Lloydminster Public Library. I was young, nervous, and entirely lacking in social graces. (Unsurprisingly, time has worked its magic, and now I’m old, nervous, and lacking in social graces) but, back to my story. For some unknown reason, the mayor and several notable citizens invited our library staff to join them for a prestigious dinner. I sat quietly, keeping my usual low profile as speeches were made a n d c o n g r atu l at i o n s wer e g i ve n. Afterward, a plate was clunked onto the table in front of me by one of the stony-faced waiters who glided soun d l e s s ly a b out t he ro o m, t he embodiment of decorum and refinement. I glanced at my food. Horrors! I had been allotted, among other things, a large clump of raw cauliflower. What

INTERNAL Construction teams are making significant progress on the Grizzly Bear Creek wind project in the counties of Minburn and Vermilion River. On August 2, the construction process will enter a new stage as turbine components are delivered to site. There are a few things we want to make the public aware of during the delivery process: • • • • •

Turbines will be delivered throughout August and into late September. We anticipate roughly 11 components per day entering the project area off of Highway 881. Main turbine components will be escorted by separate vehicles equipped with beacon lights while traveling on provincial roads and local roads. Escort vehicles will provide required supporting and safety functions per federal and/or provincial requirements. Road closures are not foreseen during delivery except in extraordinary cases involving particularly difficult turns on county roads. Any temporary closures will follow provincial and local regulations. Flaggers will be present during critical intersection maneuvers or in case of traffic stops. We will strive to optimize congestion to reduce disruption during harvest season in late summer.

We apologize for any inconvenience this process may cause, and we deeply appreciate your patience and cooperation. Our first priority in coordinating turbine component delivery is the safety of the community and our workers. For more information or to contact our team, please visit enelgreenpower.com/grizzlybearcreek.



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and dance. There was also a room for playing cards, doing puzzles, and enjoying other board games. Another room was called the writer’s room, which was quiet and featured several desks and lamps for people to use. The building had formally been the Vermilion armories, but was no longer needed in that capacity and the decision was made to make it something that could be used by many people in the community. The centre would be open ever y evening and every evening and afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. It was not open to the public at the time, but

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was I supposed to do with that? I couldn’t pick it up or break it apart with my fingers, and I couldn’t spear it and gnaw the thing in mid-air. It didn’t occur to me to leave it where it lay. I’d been brought up to eat what I was given. (Thanks, Dad). Gr a b b in g my ute n s il s, I b e g an discreetly to saw. Progress was slow but steady until my knife slipped. The white lump hurtled into the air like an errant snowball and bounded across the floor to rest along the main passage to the kitchen. Crud! Now what? Ignore it? Pretend it belonged to someone else? “ Can you believe that? ” I’d say disgustedly to my well- dressed neighbour. “Who let the riffraff in!” I’d dab my mouth with the corner of a top-quality linen serviette. Or should I lunge to my feet and collect it? I imagined myself standing to face the head table and, with

was instead only for the personnel of the No. 2 CWAC and their friends. Even with it not being open to the public in general, it was a place that helped many people get their minds off the difficult days of the Second World War, which still had another two years to go before VE Day and the war’s end. Contact Craig at craig@canadaehx. com Support Craig by donating at https:// www.buymeacoffee.com/craigU Listen to his podcasts Canadian Histor y Ehx, Canada’s Great War, From John to Justin, Pucks and Cups and Canada: A Yearly Journey on all podcast platforms.

a courteous inclination of my head, s ay, “A t h o u s a n d p a r d o n s , b u t I appear to have dropped my cruciferous vegetable.” While I was frantically thinking, a waitress burst from the kitchen door with a heavily laden tray. The scene played out before me in terrible slow motion as she stumbled over the cauliflower, plunged one hand into a nearby potted plant to catch herself, and flung the tray and its contents high into the air. I shrank into a miserable huddle and had nightmares for weeks, all ending the same way. Me, crouching miserably in a dank, dimly lit prison c ell while st ylish ac c user s, eac h spor ting the head of a cauliflower, advanced up on my cowering form. “It’s hers,” they’d scream. So yeah, first jobs can be traumatic for young people. Cut the kids some slack.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Housekeeper Part Time Vermilion & District Housing Foundation has an opening at our Lodge for a Housekeeper. This is a part-time position. 9 – 10 shifts/month with some weekends required. Housekeepers are responsible to ensure that standards of cleanliness are achieved and maintained on a consistent basis to provide the highest level of resident satisfaction, within established time limitations. Duties will include but are not limited to: • cleaning of resident suites • Stripping and flipping beds and collecting other dirty linen • Providing freshly made beds and clean bathroom linens in suites • cleaning of hallways, entrances and exits, public washrooms, walls • wash, dry, sort and store facility laundry (for example, bedsheets, towels) • label, clean, sort and distribute resident laundry If you are the right person for this role, this is what you will bring: • Display calm, capable and responsible qualities – able to think independently, take initiative and be capable of making quick rational decisions • You will take direction well but be able to work independently • A positive attitude and flexibility • Ability to communicate well with residents, families, and visitors in a professional manner • First Aid & CPR Certification, or be willing to obtain within 3 months of employment • The ability to maintain strict confidentiality • A clear Criminal Record Check & proof of Covid-19 Immunization • Must be physically capable of performing required duties, including occasional lifting up to 20 kg.

If you think you are perfect for this position, please submit your resume to

carrie.kohlruss@vdhf.ca Subject: Housekeeping PT Salary: From $17.00 per hour




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Origin Dirt Works Ltd. Celebrates One Year In Business

Angela Mouly Reporter

Father and son Leonard and Chris Fundy tus, co-owners of Origin Dir t Works Ltd., were happy to recently celebrate their first anniversary of the business northwest of Vermilion. They offer quality earthworks and small machinery services, material hauling, and rural fence removal throughout the County of Two Hills, County of Minburn, and the County of Vermilion River.

“Because of the area we work in geographically, a lot of our clients are Ag clients; we spend time helping farmers with their projects. We also do little projects such as gravel pads for other commercial clients or individuals with lake lots or acreages,” said Leonard. The family’s agricultural experience, land development and construction experience all contribute. Leonard obtained his Ag systems engineering diploma from Lakeland College, while Chris is a civil engineer. Their blend of experience allows them to offer a unique set of services; with Leonard’s background they can design on the farm site, while Chris can design for water drainage which works hand in hand. Some of

their equipment can remove old bins or corrals, to remove and clean up a site. In addition they can provide erosion control, culverts and drainage, commercial mowing or snow removal. “We can do rural fence line removal, clear a treed area or move soil to other areas in farm yards that don’t function properly so it becomes more usable, allowing the farmer to gain more acres from their land,” said Chris. They also offer aerial drone services for photography and video capture for areas of the land scouted out for overhead views, photos of a farm yard, or resale photos of land for selling purposes. They also offer overland drainage assessment – surveying the area on a larger scale. Origin Dirt Works Ltd. also believes in supporting other businesses within the area, shopping locally for fuel and parts. “I firmly believe that there is a place for all the players in this field. We believe it goes both ways and would like people to utilize our services. Nothing comes with

out hiccups when starting a new business but they were minor, and now we are getting there. Hopefully people will have a look at what we offer and see if they’d like to use us,” said Leonard. He went on to say that the other family members are actively involved with the business where they can be; including his wife Lori who looks after the books, Chris’ wife Jordan, and his other son Tim and wife Renee. The people who aren’t at the forefront of a business still contribute he said, but are often not recognized enough, and it’s a plus to have the grandchildren close by. “I enjoy working with family; I enjoy running equipment; and I really, really enjoy working with our clients. You can check out our services on the website, but for anyone who would rather pick up the phone, we always have time to return our calls, and we love speaking to clients or prospective clients. For more information you can visit origindirtworks.ca.

Photo submitted.

NOTICE OF NOMINATION DAY Local Authorities Election Act (Section 26) Local Jurisdiction: The Buffalo Trail School Division, Province of Alberta Notice is hereby given that Nomination Day is Friday, August 19, and that nominations for the election of candidates for the following office (Ward 4 Subdivision 3) will be received at the location of the local jurisdiction office set out below between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 12:00 noon on Nomination Day. A $200.00 deposit (cash, certified cheque, or money order) must accompany the nomination paper in accordance with Bylaw 02/2020 of The Buffalo Trail School Division and pursuant to the Local Authorities Election Act - Section 27, 29 and 30 being Chapter L-21 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000. A nomination paper shall not be accepted by the Returning Officer unless the correct deposit is accompanied with the nomination paper. The Nomination form must be signed by the minimum number of electors – Sect. 28(3.01) LAEA. Nomination papers are available at Buffalo Trail Public Schools Central Services or online at https://www.alberta.ca/municipal-election-forms.aspx#jumplinks-1 Ward 4: Electoral Subdivision #3: One (1) Trustee to be elected by residents of that part of the County of Vermilion River located East of Secondary Highway No. 893, South to the North banks of the Battle River and all those residents located South of the Streamstown road located at NNW 21-51-4-W4, East 22 miles; inclusive of the Villages of Kitscoty and Paradise Valley. Location of Local Jurisdiction Office: The Buffalo Trail School Division - Central Services 1041 - 10 A Street Wainwright, Alberta T9W 2R4 Dated at the Town of Wainwright in the Province of Alberta on this 11, day of July, 2022. Faye Dunne, Returning Officer

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

LandView Drones Ag Drone School

On July 25 and 26 LandView Drones presented a two day drone school at Lakeland College. The two day school appeared to be a success with seven attendees. Attendees had the opportunity to learn every aspect of drone management including safe, and legal use of remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) with an introduction to RPAS, a presentation on 101 uses for farm drones, an intro to air law, site survey and pre-flight planning, best practices for emergency management, maintenance, storage, and travel on the

first day. The second day of instruction provided attendees further detail with mapping workflows, data processing and analysis, livestock uses of drones, and an introduction to spraying by drone, test preparation so the participants could complete their online Transport Canada Test for their Basic Certificate, as well as a morning of fly time, where they had the opportunity to operate several different RPAS models outdoors and experience different scenarios that allowed them to gain experience and to understand both site survey and emergency procedures while they took turns as pilots and observers.

The Vermilion Voice | August 2, 2022

Angela Mouly


Myrnam Community Library Hosts Fun Summer Programming


Local youth gathered at the Myrnam Community Library for a gardening session at the New Myrnam School on July 26. Children enjoyed rock painting as well as weeding and watering outdoors. The Tuesday garden sessions will help create a rock garden complete with stepping stones at the school later this year and will continue August 2 and 9. Library manager, D’Arcy Evans, said the

group will contribute to the community by weeding the wooden planks along main street. In addition they work to keep the hydroponics system going at the school throughout the summer. Wednesday reading sessions include a book, activity and snack all centred around a daily theme and will continue August 3 on cookie baking, and August 10 on outdoor water games. Northern Lights Library System’s summer student, Kyra Ockerman, oversees the programming and said,

“The position is honestly pretty good; it’s fun.” Evans said the library serves over 300 patrons and she has advocated for every student to have a library card. Being a community library, she said the village funds supplies and her wages, and that there is a small school allotment as well as a larger provincial allotment. They also hosted a concession to support a free movie

on a projector called ‘The Bad Guys’ which played during Myrnam Fun Days. The movie was originally a book series that many of the Grades 2 – 6 students had read. “We try to be self sufficient and want to reduce fees where we can,” said Evans. For more information you can visit www. myrnamlibrary.ab.ca.

Kyra Ockerman helps a young patron paint a ladybug rock. Photos Angela Mouly


Full-time Custodial Position Buffalo Trail Public Schools is now accepting applications for a Permanent Full Time Custodian at J.R. Robson School in Vermilion, Alberta. The position is for eight (8) hours per day to commence Monday, August 22, 2022. The rate of pay is $18.05 per hour, according to the CUPE Collective Agreement. Rocks hand painted by Myrnam youth.


Applications to be submitted to: Buffalo Trail Public Schools Attn: Jennifer Schneider, Custodial Supervisor 1041 – 10A Street Wainwright, Alberta T9W 2R4 Fax: 780-842-3255 Email: jennifer.schneider@btps.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 5, 2022 Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful applicant will be required to submit a current Criminal Record Check.



The Vermilion Voice | August 2, 2022

Dr. Phone Fix Grand Opening

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

According to officials at Dr. Phone Fix, over 600 Canadians break their cell phone every hour, whether it is a broken screen, water damage, car ran over it, etc. - you name it they have seen it! In October of 2021, Dr. Phone Fix opened the doors to their new location in Lloydminster at 7003B 44 St. Lloydminster (opposite of Walmart) to service the residents of the city and surrounding areas with all their cell phone repair needs. According to their website docphonefix.com, repairing cell phones is not their only forte; Dr. Phone Fix also specializes in repairing computers, laptops, game consoles, and wearable smart items. They also provide services in data recovery, diagnostics, battery replace-

ment, and unlocking. “We fix it right the first time while keeping your data safe and secure. Our experienced technicians are highly-trained and qualified to perform a variety of repairs,” states their website. The new location celebrated its grand opening on July 26 during the ribbon cutting with members of the Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Gerald Aalbers. The store has a wide variety of certified pre-owned cell phones and tablets for purchase as well as a large selection of accessories from cases to charging systems. Shaun Merriman, Chief Financial Officer for Dr. Phone Fix was pleased to announce that the Dr. Phone Fix chain is Canada’s fastest growing cell phone repair business

and has 29 different locations; and that they are on track to have 40 locations Canadawide by Christmas. “We just opened five new locations over Canada Day weekend including three in Toronto and we have been busy focusing on our growth. We are excited to be a part of this community and to grow with them,” commented Merriman. Merriman added, “We have more than 5,000 positive online reviews, a near 5-Star Google rating and recently started offering our customers AIR MILES Reward Miles.” Mayor Gerald Aalbers echoed the excitement with the opening and stated that he is glad the company decided to join their community. “It’s great to see new businesses come and invest in our community. There is

optimism, certainly from that perspective. Dr. Phone Fix is a company that’s going across Canada and opened several new stores across Canada last year. With pretty much everyone carrying a cell phone or having some sort of digital device there is definitely economic value in being able to repair their device instead of having to replace it,” commented Mayor Aalbers. Dr. Phone Fix is also eco-friendly and partners with Canada’s top nonprofit battery recycler Call2Recycle. “Most consumers aren’t aware that their cell phones contain gold, silver, copper and colbalt and recycling allows the industry to recover these special materials and reduce some mining,” commented Warren Michaels, Director/Brand Development of Dr. Phone Fix.

From left, Dr. Phone Fix employee Mandeep Kaur, Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce president Jody Herbus, Mayor of Lloydminster Gerald Aalbers, Dr. Phone Fix CFO Shaun Merriman, and Dr. Phone Fix employee Sonia Kataria during the ribbon cutting. Photo Lorna Hamilton


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REGISTERING FOR SCHOOL? 2022 - 2023 JOIN US! To register please find the registration form by visiting www.btps.ca/Registration.php Then you can email your completed form to ves@btps.ca or drop it off at the Vermilion Elementary School Office (4837 – 44 Street) after August 26, 2022.

Register for BTPS Transportation Services at www.btps.ca/Transportation.php The Board of Trustees of Buffalo Trail Public Schools has reduced the busing fee for kindergarten students and will refund the fee completely at the end of the program in June 2023 for all BTPS students completing kindergarten in the towns where in town busing is in place. Vermilion Elementary School is a place where you and your child will be made to feel welcome, cared for and thrive. Academic excellence for all students is a high priority for Vermilion Elementary School. We believe that each child's learning is unique and ensures students' needs are met using a strengths based approach and differentiated instruction. We have a wide variety of extracurricular programs and noon hour clubs that our staff and students love to participate in. We even have a breakfast and hot lunch program for our students. Our dedicated team of teachers and support staff are here to support families in whatever they need. Check out the Before & After School Care and Playschool too!



The Vermilion Voice | August 2, 2022

Swift Fox Industries Attends Vermilion Fair

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

Swift Fox Industries locally owned by Linda and Kevin Romeo is a family based business known as Canada’s leading attachment specialist. The Romeos’ are dedicated to providing their customers locally and across Canada with quality products and friendly services. Swift Fox Industries attended the Vermilion Fair from July 28-30, and throughout the three day Fair attendees had the opportunity to view some of the attachments the business had on site and watch demonstrations of the products. With over 25 years experience in field experience, combining operating, consulting, environmental, field work and construction Kevin at Swift Fox

Industries understands that for the projects you need an attachment and will help you choose the best item for your project. The business carries a wide variety of attachments such as: Brush cutters for mowing and shredding trees, brush and grass, TMK Tree Shears that cut and grapple trees with an excavator, skid steer, loader, tractor etc. Mulchers that mulch brush and trees into a fine material at ground or below ground levels. Power Rakes for skid steers that can refresh gravel areas and smooth soil. TMK Multigrab, Rotating Grapple – rotating bypass grapple for 10,000 - 16,000 lb excavators, used for logs, rocks, pipe etc., Metal Cutting Shears, Rotastar Screeners, Remlinger Screeners, Rototillers, Snow removal attachments, Backhoes, Rotat-

ing Log Grapples, Multipurpose Grapples, Log Splitters, Firewood processors, Tree/ Root Grapples, Mini attachments for mini skid steers, Grapple Rakes, Rock Grapples, Grapple Buckets, and farm attachments such as bale spears, silage grapple buckets, manure grapple forks, and hay bale grapples. They also carry buckets for digging, snow, rock, cleanup, stump and more. Six way Dozer Blade, Boom Lifting, Pallet Forks, Pole Setter, Post Pounder, Anchor Drives, Land Levelers, Auger Drives and Bits, Brooms, Tree/Post Puller, Trailer Movers, Tilt attachments, and Tilt Coupler for your John Deere 50 and 60 series excavator and much more.


Swift Fox Industries are proud to have partnered with a global group of top manufactures that produce outstanding products. During the fair Swift Fox was excited to have a TMK representative from Finland on site. Swift Fox Industries offers financing and can arrange shipping for your new attachment to anywhere in Canada and they have two locations with their primary location in Vermilion and their second location near Mayerthorpe and several dealer affiliates. For all your attachment needs you can contact their office at 780-853-3699, by email at info@swiftfoxindustries.ca or visit their website at swiftfoxindustries.ca

Kevin and Linda Romeo with a few of their attachments during the Vermilion Fair. Photo Lorna Hamilton

Northern Livestock Sales



Thursday, August 4th - 9:00 AM Regular Butcher Cow & Bull Sale

For more info or bookings call:

Thursday, August 11th - 9:00 AM Regular Butcher Cow & Bull Sale

Wayne Woodman (306)821-6310 Jim Pulyk (780)787-0646 Kyle Soderberg (306)883-7374 Brody Brooks (306)240-6504

Thursday, August 18th - 9:00 AM Regular Butcher Cow & Bull Sale

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Thursday, August 25th - 9:00 AM Regular Butcher Cow & Bull Sale

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Thursday, September 1st - 9:00 AM Regular Butcher Cow & Bull Sale Thank you to all of our producers for a great season. Presort sales will resume in Fall 2022.

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Photo Contest—”Around the County”: Join the County for our third annual photo contest! This year our calendar theme is “Around the County”. To enter the contest, email photos along with the photo permission form on our website to photocontest@county24.com. Winning photos will be featured in the 2023 “Around the County” calendar. Submission deadline is September 1, 2022 Tax Payment Deadline is September 30, 2022. If you have not received your Assessment and Tax Notice, please contact our office to ensure your Alberta Land Title address matches your mailing address. FCSS Funding Application deadline is September 30, 2022. Please contact the Community Development Coordinator if your non-profit is interested in applying for 2023 funding.


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ALUS Wetland Adventure: ALUS will be back with their Wetland Adventure at Lindsay Evans Park on Aug. 16 and at Hazeldine Campground on Aug. 17. Drop in anytime between 4:00pm—7:00pm to explore and have some fun learning about the critters you can find in a wetland. The new adventures are sure to be a lot of fun for the whole family! AAAF Memorial Bursary: The Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen Northeast Region will award two $1000 bursaries to students enrolled in a College or University Agricultural or Environmental Science program. Eligibility requirements and applications can be found on the County website. Deadline for application is September 1, 2022.


Road Conditions: please monitor our website and social media for updates on construction projects. 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



The Vermilion Voice | August 2, 2022

Midway Fun

Isabelle’s first fair with her dad Shayne Heward. Photos submitted


From left, Shayne Heward, Isabelle Heward, and Dana Drury enjoying the fireworks.



Fairgoers enjoying the midway fun. Photos Lorna Hamilton and Angela Mouly



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Jim Teasdale from Edmonton taking his first fair ride since being a teenager.

From left, Dayton Zurbrigg, Yuli Zurbrigg, and Charlie Asselstine.




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The Vermilion Voice | August 2, 2022

Six Area Athletes Headed To Canada Summer Games

Angela Mouly Reporter

Vermilion’s Mitchell Heinrich will play U18 baseball on Team Alberta, while Vermilion’s Kent Jackson will play U23 fastball (men’s softball) during the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara Falls held August 6 - 21. In addition Marwayne’s Ryan and Ethan Nelson (who played on the Vermilion Jr. B. Tigers hockey team), Kitscoty’s Gage Wolfe, and Onion Lake’s Tobie Opikokew will also be playing men’s fastball on Team Alberta. Local coaches attending the Summer Games include Harold Northcott for baseball, and Dale Wagner for fastball. “For a community of 4,000 people to have two athletes make the Canada Summer Games is really very impressive,” said Coach Northcott. “Canada is the only country in the world that has a multi-sport national championship. The Canada Games began in 1967 and alternate winter and summer every two years, so baseball is only featured ever y four years. The only other steps for multi-sport competitions include the Pan American Games or the Olympics.” Seventeen-year-old Mitchell Heinrich has been pitching since he was seven years old. At the end of last summer, he moved to Oyen to attend Grade 11 and play for the Badlands Academy; he will be going back this year as well. Heinrich found out he was one of the top 20 players in the province while attending a camp in Calgar y at the end of May. He is currently throwing about 82-83 miles per hour. Though it not his first time travelling for the sport, he is pretty proud to represent Alberta and play on the national stage. Eventually, he hopes to play at the college level and obtain a degree. For young c hildren just st ar ting the sport Heinrich said, “You are not always going to have success. Baseball is a game of a lot of failure, but it feels good when you do succeed. It just shows how much you love the game if you stick with it until you reach the good days.” Coach Northcott said he has always been involved in baseball and that this is his 5th time coaching at the Canada Summer Games (Team Alberta having three coaches). He also coached the Canadian national team for seven years and played on it for four years. “ Fo r t h e m o s t p a r t , w h at t h e s e athletes are looking for is a scholarship in the United States. We have a lot of quality college teams in Canada and we’ve had a lot of professional athletes; the weather just isn’t as conducive,” said Northcott who has coached three Major League Baseball players. The players will soon embark on a three-day camp to pull Team Alberta together. Some have played against one-another or attended tournaments together this year, and a lot of them are still playing so Northcott said they will come in pretty good shape, go right into camp and jump on a plane to Niagara Falls. “During the camp we have to cover essential baseball plays or skills and reading signals from the coaches. We will have to concept the team and work on bringing them together. For these athletes we have a pret t y experienced coaching staf f; we’ve played together previously and coached together for the past three years,” said Northcott. Since Nor thcott’s involvement he said Team Alberta has won five or six medals, meaning every year except 2001 when they placed 4th. As for fastball, Coach Wagner has

been involved for over 40 years. He has taken several teams to the Canada Summer Games and led the Edmonton Express to their senior men’s national title. He also spent a few summers touring the New Zealand International Softball Academy through Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Anaheim, California. “Fastball is such a fast game; the running distances are 30 feet shorter than baseball, so its a quicker game because of that distance. To watch a fastball game is an experience in itself. By the time a fastball pitcher releases his pitch he could be any where bet ween 40 and 45 feet away at a speed of 60 – 75 miles per hour,” said Wagner. Five out of 15 players on the team are from this area. Kent Jackson said that baseball is a growing spor t in Canada, where as fastball is slowly dying. Wa g n e r s a i d , “ Fa s t b a l l ’s b e e n played for many years and small towns sometimes had more than one team, but lately even Edmonton only has a six team league, not like they did in the past. At one time, there were 24 divisions of ten teams per division just in Edmonton.” Wagner said they didn’t have many players try out from the team, but he knew from watching these boys that they had the required skill set. “ For these five guys it says they have a passion for the sport; they love playing the game, love playing with their teammates, and love seeing good things happen to them. And the best of all, they love winning. Each and every one of them deserves everything they gotten so far; they’ve showed up to practices, games and tournaments,” said Wagner. “This group of guys is unique, but they all posses a strong skill set when it comes to fastball.” The ideal player to Wagner is someone who possesses a strong skill set, has a great attitude, and is coachable. He said the fellow coaching staff often all put their heads together to make decisions with the team. “Its always good to have more than one opinion. I love seeing the smiles on their face and the comradery they have when they be c ome one as a team; it’s a lot of fun to watch,” said Wagner. Kent Jackson is a starter on the U23 team who will play 1st or 3rd base as a utility player filling in where needed.

The now 20-year-old played fastball from ages 2 – 12 until it dissolved when no one his age played it anymore. At 13, he was playing fastball with a windmill pitch in the men’s league, but then he joined baseball where they pitch overhand, use wooden bats and have bigger diamond s. He only jumped back into fastball two – three years ago when tryouts for this started. “I love the team aspect of it. A lot of laughs are had on and off the field, and the opportunity to travel with the games in Niagara Falls - it is a trip I wasn’t planning to do on my own, so I am pretty lucky,” said Jackson. The Team Alber t a fast ball team has been together for approximately three years because the games were cancelled last year, with the final crew being selected in March. Jackson said that time has allowed the team to grow closer and although he has travelled, it was never to eastern Canada, so he’s pretty excited about this. “It means a lot to me to represent Alber ta. I’ve never had any sor t of oppor tunit y like this before, so I’m pretty grateful for this chance. I hope we get there and do well,” said Jackson. “It’s definitely nerve wracking, I know for some more than others. I’ve never been one to shy away from the spotlight, but its definitely different. I’m excited to play on a big field with a big crowd, and have family at the games cheering me on. It will be nice to see some friendly faces and know I have that support from them. I can’t wait to go out there and do our best.” There will be scouts in attendance for the Canadian National Team, and Jackson said he appreciates having the opportunity to get his name out there as he just wants to be able to keep playing the sport. For young children just starting the sport Jackson said, “Hard work, and adaptability is one big thing. I’ve had a lot of shoulder injuries that took me out of my original position, so I had to learn something new. Some days you are not going to want to go on the ball field – it may be windy or raining, but just push through it because then once out there, you realize you are out there doing what you love to do.” He also said with fastball being such a small community, you get to know people who will stick with you your whole life. Having worked locally as well as completed his first year of college in Lethbridge, he said a lot of


the teams are filled with players from Calgary and Edmonton. “ T h er e i s n’ t a l ot of s m a l l tow n representation, so I’m definitely happy to be that for Vermilion. For younger c h il dre n, eve n my br ot h er s, i t ’s a reminder that you can do anything you want really,” said Jackson. To w a t c h a l o n g a t h o m e t h e Canada Summer Games will be live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Iit0zGipegI, and you can find results at https://albertasport.ca/teamalberta/canada-summer-games/.

U23 Kent Jackson Photo submitted

U18 Mitchell Heinrich. Photo Angela Mouly



The Vermilion Voice | August 2, 2022

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Accepting generous donations of:

VOICE CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE Paper roll ends available at the Vermilion Voice $10. 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 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Local cab company looking for a driver for 3 days per week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Must have a class 4 driver’s license or better. Perfect for a retired person or someone looking for part-time employment. Call Nate to apply and discuss at 587-545-2033.

LAND FOR SALE BY TENDER The SE 12-54-3-4 and NE 12-54-3-4 are offered for sale by tender, subject to the restrictions in the existing certificates of title. The lands are situated in the County of Vermilion River approximately 40 miles north and west of Lloydminster, Alberta. The lands are fenced. The SE 12-54-3-4 has approximately 79 cultivated acres and 81 pasture acres. The NE 12-54-3-4 excludes the house and surrounding yard subdivided out of the quarter section. The NE quarter has approximately 124 cultivated acres and 22.55 pasture acres. If submitting a tender for only one quarter section of land clearly indicate it on the tender submitted. Further information can be provided by contacting Bill Hansen at 587-217-2533 or Fay George at 639-840-0700. Tenders must be made in writing accompanied by bank draft or certified cheque for 10% of the amount of the tender price, as a deposit, payable to KENYON LAW OFFICE, IN TRUST and identified TENDER - FILE No. 14808. The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. In the event of acceptance, the successful tenderer will be notified on or before September 22, 2022, and the unsuccessful tender deposits will be returned. Tenders must be unconditional and the balance payable no later than thirty days after acceptance by the owners. If the successful tenderer does not complete the purchase after the acceptance of his tender, the deposit shall be forfeited. Tenders will be received until 12 o'clock noon on September 15, 2022 at: Kenyon Law Office 5042 - 49th Avenue Vermilion AB T9X 1B7

Children & Youth Books, School Supplies, Teacher Resources, Looseleaf Paper, Printer Paper are priority.

Dennis Gerik Music Guitar, Drums & Saxophone Lessons

Please no encyclopedias, magazines or textbooks

Have fun learning music from a musician with over 40 years experience in music instruction, live performance, song writing and recording.

Recycle Your Copy Paper Boxes Drop donations off at Vermilion Voice Office - 5006 - 50 Ave Proud Supporter of Vermilion Rotary

My Home Or Yours Call Dennis @

July 5 – Janet Cusack July 12 – Janice Hoffman July 19 – Anatole Pashulka July 26 – Andrew Convey


Meet Lasagna! He is a chunky boy who absolutely loves cuddles and being held. Lasagna gives the best cuddles and would be the perfect cat to keep you warm during the winter! Lasagna also enjoys walking around checking out new smells and things he has not seen before. This boy loves his food and is on a special diet, if you would like to learn more please contact us we would be happy to fill you in! This big lovable boy would do well in a home with other cats, kids and could warm up to a dog.

Sponsored By The Vermilion Voice

Robin Sherwood 780 853-7255 or any Vermilion Rotarian.


Clandonald Agricultural Society $50-A-Week Winners


For More Information Contact:


WANTED NUMISMATIST PURCHASING COIN COLLECTIONS & ACCUMULATIONS! Royal Canadian Mint, Canada & World Collections Wanted. Also buying 9999 bullion, old money, jewelry, nuggets, sterling, gold, silver, coins, bars, monster boxes +++ ESTATES WELCOMED! Todd 250 864 3521.



The East Central Family Day Home Agency is now looking for program providers


Serving Alberta since 1964



If you’re great with kids, and are looking for a rewarding career that allows you to work from the comfort of your home, become a provider for the East Central Family Day Home Program.


10:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.

You’ll meet new people in your community, enjoy free educational workshops and earn monthly bonuses, all while providing quality childcare for the children and families of Vermilion and area.

Midtown Medical Centre, 5706-50 Ave Vermilion


We are AADL, WCB, DVA & NIHB Providers

Whether you want to work full time, part time, or on a casual basis, the East Central Family Day Home Program is ready to work with you.



5530 111 ST. EDMONTON, AB 1-888-335-8205

#130- 270 BASELINE RD SHERWOOD PARK, AB 1-877-313-5582




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The Vermilion Voice | August 2, 2022






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

• Skid Steer & Excavator Attachments • TMK Tree Shears • Brush Cutters • Mulchers • Screening Buckets • Grapples • Tillers • Custom Products • And Much More!

Phone: 780-853-5853 Fax: 780-853-5866

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

4501-46 Avenue - Vermilion, Alberta - T9X 1J2

Professional Corporation

Chartered Professional Accountant

Deborah A. Tovell, CPA, CGA Deborah@accountingvermilionab.ca Suite 14 Bus: (780) 853-2801 5125 - 50th Avenue Fax: (780) 853-1728 Vermilion, Alberta T9X 1L9

(780) 853-7714 Derek Selte Vermilion, AB


Dr. Joe DeGirolamo Dr. Michelle Radasic (deJong)


Vermilion Dental Family Dentistry

Therapeutic: People & Animals

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

18,000 plus potential customers will see your ad HERE!! Call 780-853-6305 vermilionvoice@gmail.com

512059 Rge Rd 64 5944 53 Ave, Vermilion Cell: (780) 581-3843



Call Willie Today! 587-280-1529

Vermilion Breeders Co-op

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

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


(780) 581-0852 ampedelectric14@gmail.com

KEN HARTWELL pH: 780-853-3318




Lasting Impressions Catering Charlene Young PH: 780.853.3856

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

“Our reputation is on the table”

Snow Removal • Ad Shot Service Residential • Commercial Services Landscaping • Excavation

4611 47A Avenue

5 days Wednesday-Sunday 10am-7pm

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

Vermilion Septic Services

Sewer line Camera Steamer

Trent Westman owner/operator

Brandon Tupper

5002-65th St Vermilion, AB T9X 1X6 c : 780.581.8775 t : 1.888.545.7707 Brandon@KnightsSpraying.ca f : 1.780.628.0777 www.KnightsSpraying.ca

A Flush is Better than a Full House

For Promt Officient Service Call 780-853-6314 Cell 780-853-7801

The East Central Family Day Home Agency

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




Water and Sewer Line Locating

Call Doug 780-787-7500 Certified Private Sewer Installer

Classifieds Build

*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.

Brendan Franklin

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





780-853-6305 vermilionvoice@gmail.com www.vermilionvoice.com


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The Vermilion Voice | August 2, 2022

Horse Activities At The Fair



Canadian Prairie Pickers

Canadian Prairie Pickers


are once again touring the area!


are once again touring the area!

Paying Cash For Coin Collections, Silver & Gold Coins, Royal Can. Mint Sets. Also Buying Gold Jewelry


$ $

We purchase rolls, bags or boxes of silver coins


$ $

Paying Cash For Coin Collections, Silver & Gold Coins, Royal Can. Mint Sets. Also Buying Gold Jewelry


$ $

We purchase rolls, bags or boxes of silver coins


$ $



To arrange a free, discreet in-home visit

To arrange a free, discreet in-home visit

call Kellie at 1-778-257-9019 Bonded since 1967

From left, Wildfire Trickriders Ayla Andersen, Brylee Harper, call Kellie at 1-778-257-9019 Bonded since 1967

Rhye Miller, and Kloe Holte.


The Vermilion Voice | August 2, 2022



Town of Vermilion / Primus representatives offering information on new broadband project. The town is encouraging anyone to register for free fibre installation to each premesis in the community (with no obligation to sign up for the service) while construction crews are here putting lines in before winter. To register you can visit at primus.ca/vermilion. Photos Lorna Hamilton and Angela Mouly

Battle River Railway Excursions.

From left, Glen and Jim Storch with Storch Knives.

Monalynn with Branded Western Wear.

Simple Pleasures had a wide variety of items. for sale


Regular sales every Wednesday AT 9:30 AM

WEDNESDAY August 3 AT 9:30 AM Regular Sale

WEDNESDAY august 10 AT 9:30 AM Regular Sale

WEDNESDAY august 17 AT 9:30 AM Regular Sale

WEDNESDAY august 24 AT 9:30 AM Regular Sale We’re Hiring For

Yard staff and office staff



780-991-6737 780-656-0506 780-646-0727 780-645-0939 780-645-5172 780-853-0946



780-603-8711 780-812-9123 780-632-8701 780-826-0992 780-603-0726 780-581-7669

Agents for Direct Livestock Marketing Systems


The Vermilion Voice | August 2, 2022

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!

15% Steering/Suspension components and brake work!!! ( incld. Tie rods, ball joints, drag links..)

See Calvin for details


2015 Dodge Durango Limited SUV

2016 Ford Edge All-Wheel Drive

STK#VI6853A | SALE PRICE $42,900

STK# 21DR5223A | SALE PRICE $29,900

STK# VI8214 | SALE PRICE $32,900

2017 Ford F-150 LARIAT Truck Crew Cab

2018 Hyundai Tucson NOIR AWD SUV

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited SUV

STK# VI4525 | SALE PRICE $48,995

STK# VI9339 | SALE PRICE $29,900

STK# 22WR4229A | SALE PRICE $49,899


2019 RAM 1500 CLASSIC 4X4 CREW CAB 5.6 FT. BOX 140 IN. WB



Vermilion Vital, Vermilion Value

MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:30 - 5:00 | SATURDAY 8:30 - 3:00 | SUNDAY CLOSED B2035634

STK# VI64464A | SALE PRICE $44,891