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Volume XVII-Issue 943


September 20, 2022


Reflections’ Community Appreciation Supper

Back row from left, Colleen Berg, Joe Bucharski, Jim Storch, Peter Clark, and Alison Betz. Front row from left, Beth Jacula, Candice Anderson, and Michelle Feist. Photo Angela Mouly

Angela Mouly Reporter

Reflections Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd. hosted a beef on a bun supper to thank the community for their support on September 14. The following day was their second anniversary of the business. Approximately 375 people attended the event and enjoyed visiting and live music by Greg Lingley and Eddie Poitras. Throughout the event, $2,500 in donations were made to the Underwater Search

Team, who is the only recovery team that responds to drownings in Alberta, and is made up of only 12 volunteers. Last year, they responded to 19 calls, and of the 12 members, at least four are required for every recovery mission. “Not having your loved one recovered in those situations is tragic so their work is extremely important,” said owner Candice Anderson. As a funeral home we receive government funding for house calls due to unexpected home deaths, car accidents, farm

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enforcement services, vehicles, vessels, or equipment polluting Alberta’s water ways. Recovery costs are dependent on each situation; and sometimes because the circumstances, conditions and available technology vary, they may not be successful in completing their mission. Anderson said the team is currently working on a second dive for a recovery they were unable to find last year. To make a donation, you can visit https:// underwatersearchteam.com/donate.

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Derwent Ties Into ACE Water Line


Several residents from the community of Derwent are thrilled to be getting new water as they hook on to the ACE water line from Edmonton. A hamlet in the County of Two Hills, they will be tied onto the line from Vegreville. The county has already seen lines completed in Willington, Hairy Hill, Two Hills, Musidora, Morecambe, Beauvallon, and Myrnam. County Reeve, Don Gulayec, said the project has been on the go for approximately seven years, and the communities still to be done include Duvernay, Dewberry, Clandonald, and Paradise Valley. “The water was still usable but the treating process was quite costly,” s ai d Gulaye c. “ T he l evel of qu al ity of the previous water was there, but the consistency wasn’t always

Angela Mouly Reporter

The Vermilion Voice | September 20, 2022

The Town of Vermilion held a council meeting on September 6, and for the first time it was streamed live to the Vermilion Valley Lodge. Mayor Greg Throndson said it had been brought to his attention that seniors in the community had not been receiving regular updates through Talk of the Town. The pamphlet had previously been a double sided one page document that went out with printed utility bills. Now that one third of the utility bills are distributed electronically, the format has changed to a 14 page double sided document with several colour photos. Through their strategic plan, Manager of Economic Development Mary Lee Prior, said they wanted to send out addi-

there because extra chlorine had to be added. It was very labour intensive. To keep lines clean from the total dissolved solid, they had to flush the murky water from the lines. Sometimes fire trucks had to wait to flush murky water before filling with clear water. This way when it starts out it is potable water.” He said it’s a great thing for towns and hamlets to have security of water, and this level of water quality. The consistency of the water and overall quality he said is a very good direction to go in. As for community support for the new system, he said some really wanted it, and some liked the way it was. As for the recent construction work on the Main Road he said, “The connection is made at the reservoir or pump facility so there have been some renovations to the pump house as well.

The majority of the line isn’t an open excavation; it is bored through the ground in sections.” The provincial government provided

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Town Council

tional information to the public, and in addition the program they use to create it is not formatted to print and mail. The cost of printing the new format would be high, and councillors discussed wanting to find out how many were lacking communication without access to technology, and whether or not they could print a few or deliver the message in person, etc. A motion was carried for council to approve an amendment to the 2021 capital budget, increasing the cost of ice making equipment from $8,000 to $13,000. Councillor Rayment asked if the change was due to inflation, delivery, and back orders, and Councillor Martin asked how old the previous machine was. Director of Community Services, Sarah Paterson said, “The current machine was over 12 years old, and unexpectedly high

a Water For Life grant that covers 90 per cent of the project costs, while municipalities (in this case the County) pick up the remaining 10 per cent.

inflation, supply shortages and everything COVID related contributed to the delay. We are now able to go ahead with purchasing, but the price is changed to reflect that.” Mayor Throndson added that the ice is in and hockey is underway. Councillor Pulyk asked why the community would be interested in LiveBarn, and Paterson said it is an avenue for streaming sporting events. Through the control of cameras, people would be able to watch hockey games, skating practices, etc. at no cost to the town because families would sign up for it. Councillor Martin noted that a concern had come through during previous playoffs surrounding travel in winter and grandparents who were unable to make it still having the opportunity to watch

the game. Pulyk said, “I had experience with college level sports to watch live and there was no fee, so it may be worth looking at whether Alberta Sports Network can maybe be a no cost option, but LiveBarn is an interesting concept for sure.” Mayor Throndson pro c laimed September 19 – 25, Rail Safety Week in Vermilion. CAO Kevin Lucas said, “Every year, more than 2,100 North Americans are killed or seriously injured because of unsafe behaviour around tracks and trains. Every one of these incidents and deaths are preventable. By looking out for each other and working together, we can help keep our communities safe and prevent injuries and fatalities on or near railway property.”

Celebration of Life Ralph Tys Feenstra February 14, 1946 - January 6, 2022 Pat, Janice & Howard, Lori & Travis & families wish to extend sincere appreciation and a heartfelt thank you: • To our extended family, friends, neighbors and co-workers for your love, comfort, hugs, words of encouragement, prayers, sympathy cards, memories of Ralph, phone calls, visits, beautiful flower arrangements, food platters and baskets, baking and delicious meals which were appreciated by everyone! We also appreciate the numerous donations to the First United Church and other worthy charities. • To Reverend Trust Igbekele Oluwayemi for his prayers, kind words, guidance and officiating. To the First United Church choir and organist Glen Teasdale, for the wonderful hymns. Ralph would have been grateful that restrictions were lifted so that hymns could be a part of his Celebration of Life. • To David Jaremco for the scripture readings and for his heartfelt, personal tribute to his ‘like a brother’ Ralph. Ralph would have appreciated that very much and we loved the stories, memories and laughs. • To honorary pallbearers, David Jaremco, Charlie Lovell, and all Ralph’s other special family and friends. • To Howard and Travis, Cody, Kent, Eric, Colt, Rylan, Khye and Kason for honoring Bopa by serving as pallbearers. Ralph was happy to welcome two sons-in-law but his ultimate joy was the arrival of his seven grandsons. He loved them all so much! It was good that he wore shirts with snaps instead of buttons or else they would have popped off with his pride and love for them all. • To Sharon Jaremco (Mrs. J’s Catering), a great friend and neighbor, for the lovely lunch after Ralph’s Celebration of Life. Also, a very special thank you to Sharon for the delicious meals and baking she prepared, and was enjoyed and appreciated by all of our families at the farm.

• To Dr. Ali Al-Shalchi and the Vermilion Health Centre staff for your care and concern. Thank you to the doctors and staff at the U of A Internal Medicine and especially to Dr. Dylan Taylor and all of the ICU staff in the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute for their dedication and professionalism as they cared for Ralph. • To Candice Anderson and Bethany Jacula and staff, Reflections Funeral Services, for your compassion, concern and guidance as we made arrangements for Ralph’s Celebration of Life. You handled all arrangements with professionalism, patience and attention to detail. Candice, we know you went the extra mile because of your friendship and working relationship with Ralph over many years. We will cherish Ralph’s wonderful keepsake candle and personalized guestbook. It’s been over eight months since Ralph’s passing. He left us far too soon! We love him and miss him: his laugh, his wonderful sense of humor, and his mischievous grin. He was loving, kind and generous with a heart of gold. He had an infinite ability to make everyone and anyone feel welcomed and cherished. He will live on in all who knew him! Our family continues to be overwhelmed with all the kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity shown to us. Thank you! Pat, Janice, Howard, Cody, Kent, Colt & Khye Lori, Travis, Eric, Rylan & Kason Ralph’s obituary, service, eulogy and slideshow can be found at www.reflectionsfuneral.com.


The Vermilion Voice | September 20, 2022

New Grant For Communities Interested In Proposed Provincial Police

Angela Mouly Reporter

Rural and Indigenous communities are a focus for the new potential provincial police force, and now they can access a $30,000 grant to develop a business case showing the necessity of having their own community or regional police force. Plans would have to include an outline of local needs, capital requirements and transition considerations. Communities could include First Nations, Metis Settlements and municipalities exploring a municipal police service or collaboration on a regional police service. With similar funding, Siksika Nation created a framework for a Siksika Police Service that began as a feasibility study in 2018. After seeing shortfalls in federal funding, the provincial government funded

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15 additional police officers for the Blood Tribe, Tsuut’ina Nation and Lakeshore Regional police services. “Policing is better when leadership is provided locally, and First Nations in Alberta and across Canada deserve police services that are self-administered and responsive to their needs. I am pleased federal Minister of Public Safety, Marco Mendicino, has committed to expediting his work on the First Nations and Inuit Policing Program so Alberta can move forward on ensuring police services in the province are responsive to local communities,” said Tyler Shandro, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General. Under the potential provincial model, the province says they would work with First Nations and municipalities to ensure local police services have more resources and give citizens in Alberta more of a say

in setting local policing priorities. With a minimum of 10 members under the new model, it would mean Vermilion could see one more regular member added to the detachment. The province claims they will provide better access to specialist policing services in rural and remote areas as well as improved response times. “By moving to a provincial deployment model, we can make access to mental health, addictions, family crisis services, and other specialized police services more accessible to all communities across Alberta,” said Minister Shandro. Under a regional system, 20 - 30 service hub detachments would be placed around the province giving rural areas closer access to tactical teams and critical incident response, mental health and addictions response, specialist inves-


tigators, forensic identification services, air support, hub tables, and canine units. As a result they said it will reduce the response times during major incidents. The Alberta government has not decided yet whether they will adopt the provincial model, but they want to be prepared in case the federal government ends their RCMP contract or reduces funding to the province or municipalities for policing. One province has suggested transitioning to a provincial force while three others are completing their feasibility studies. The potential transition would take a few years and there are several concerns surrounding the potential cost. For more information on the potential provincial police force, you can visit futureofABpolicing.ca. For more information on the grant, you can email JSGEngagement@gov.ab.ca.

FCSS Hosts Financial Wellness For Seniors


Financial Wellness For Seniors was the first of four in a Lunch n’ Learn Series at the Vermilion Senior’s Centre on September 14. FCSS hosted the presentation by Vermilion Credit Union’s Financial Services Advisor, Corrine Minish. Par ticipants discussed power of attorneys, wills, and how to set up joint accounts. They also wanted to alert people and prevent elder abuse. “It’s important to have things in place before you need it,” said Minish. “Elder abuse is usually done by someone you know or trust, often happening over a long period of time.” They went on to discuss fraud or identity theft, and advised people not

to leave their computer or wallet in their vehicle. Minish shared tips to keep passwords safe and avoid internet or phone scams. “They try to invoke panic in you. Do not give out your banking or personal information over the phone or email. The government (CRA) or your bank should already have your information. The government will send you a letter before they send you a refund, and you can call your credit card company back to verify that it is them,” said Minish. “Whether you are our client or not, anyone at the Credit Union or your own financial institution is there to protect you and would be more than happy to help you.” Many enjoyed the reminders throughout the presentation and shared their own

experiences. “I liked the whole thing; it wasn’t what I expected (it wasn’t boring). It was so informative, and because of the way they did the presentation, you paid attention. Now I’m registered for all of the other ones,” said Violet Lantz. Others sessions will include Your

Neighbour Needs You, Growing Older At Home, as well as Mindfulness and Gratitude topics, and will run throughout September and October. A lunch will be provided prior to each session. For more information or to register, you can call 780-581-2414 or 780-5812413.

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Dawn Hames Columnist

Corn on the cob is a delicious p a r t o f s u m m e r. Ours is ready in the garden, and I decided to cook it in the oven instead of the super sized pot of boiling water that I usually do. It works great cooked in the oven with easier clean up. What I liked about it is that all the nutrients remain in the corn and are not leached out into the cooking water. It is not as juicy as cooking in water, but it has more flavor, and as always is delicious slathered with butter and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Fortunately, I know that the corn we grow in our garden is not GMO. To d ay 8 9 p e r c e n t o f f i e l d c o r n grown in the United States is GMO. Canada has approved the growing of GMO corn. Currently there is no labeling requirement for GMO corn

Craig Baird Columnist

On April 10, 1959, two young men decided to steal a car in Vermilion and take it for a joy ride. Typically, that would be a minor story and not something I would cover here but then things took a very different turn. Constable Al Coker with the local Vermilion RCMP detachment spotted the stolen car and began to pursue with his lights on but the fugitives refused to stop.

The Vermilion Voice | September 20, 2022

Corn On The Cob

to be labeled. GMO corn is different from hybrid corn. Hybrid corn is bred for certain desirable traits, such as size, sweetness and days till maturity. Hybrid corn offers no known health risks. GMO corn on the other hand is bred to produce its own insecticide, BT toxin. This is done by splicing a protein-based bacterium toxin, in to the DNA of the corn protein, also called a Cry toxin. C er t ain G M O c or n i s “ S t ac ke d ” meaning that many dif ferent Cr y toxins have been spliced in as a transgenic. This alteration to the protein DNA allows the corn to be toxic to insects and to be chemically sprayed. Planning for a garden next year is a great way to ensure a healthy supply of vegetables. It is a little more work, but the taste of fresh garden vegetables is always worth the effort. Now with run away inflation, we have all noticed some food items doubling from what they cost pre- Covid. The money saved by

growing a garden is starting to be worth the effort, and many people find that they love gardening. I like it because I absolutely know that the food has not been chemically sprayed. Corn is full of health benefits. Corn contains the antioxidant c ar ote n o i d s lu te i n a n d ze a xa n t h i n w h i c h p r o m o t e eye h e a l t h and help prevent macular degener at i o n i n t h e eye s. W h il e c or n contains protein, the protein it c ontains is not c ompete as it is missing several essential amino acids. In this recipe, the milk that is added serves to provide the missing amino acids, there by creating a more complete protein. Corn contains a variety of B Vitamins, vitamin A, potassium and insoluble fibre. The fiber in corn feeds yo ur g u t m i c r o b i o m e an d h e l p s you stay full longer. A healthy gut microbiome is a healthy immune system. Nutrients in corn increase blood flow, lower the absorption of

cholesterol and help to regulate insulin. The phenolic phytochemicals in corn help regulate how insulin is absorbed and released in the body in a positive way according to the British Journal of Nutrition. Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob – method 1 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Peel the 6 or so outer leaves of f the corn leaving about two layers still covering the corn. Break of f any remaining stem and leave on the silk. Place in a covered roaster and roast at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, and peel before serving. Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob – method 2 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Peel the 6 or so outer leaves of f the corn leaving about two layers still covering the corn. Break of f any remaining stem and twist off the silk. Place in a metal cake pan or cookie sheet and roast at 350 degrees for 40 – 45 minutes.

Fugitives Turn Into Samaritans

The vehicle was heading west on Highway 16 through the area, driving at speeds upwards of 170 kilometres an hour. After a few kilometres, the stolen vehicle took a sharp turn but due to its high speed it went over a high bank and continued for 108 metres down the road before the vehicle slammed into some trees and overturned. The two youths in the car were able to get out without suffering any injuries and they began to run into the bush. Meanwhile, Constable Coker took the same sharp turn and was almost able to negotiate the turn onto the old trail that was

taken by the stolen car but then his patrol car lost control and flipped. Hearing the crash, the two youths saw the vehicle overturn and that Constable Coker was pinned in the wreckage and seriously injured. At this point, they decided that it was better to be good people than fugitives. Running towards the overturned patrol car, they called police and an ambulance and waited at the scene with Constable Coker. Constable Coker would be rescued from the vehicle by emergency crews and suffered a broken jaw and fractured skull.

As for the youths, they were obviously arrested and charged with car theft. Bernard Bourget, a 19-year-old, and Meral Beaudry, an 18-year-old, were convicted of theft and sentenced to 15 months in prison. 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 and Canada: A Yearly Journey on all podcast platforms.

PUBLIC NOTICE TO ELECTORS OF THE VILLAGE OF MANNVILLE, PROVINCE OF ALBERTA SECTION 258 - MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT ACT TAKE NOTICE that Council of the Village of Mannville, in the Province of Alberta, has given first reading to Bylaw No. 2022-863 which will, upon final passage and approval, authorize the Council of the Village of Mannville to incur an indebtedness by the issuance of Debentures to the Government of Alberta for financing construction of the expansion of theMannville Riverview Campground. The estimated total cost of the aforesaid project is $350,000. The total amount to be borrowed on the credit and security of the Village of Mannville at large by the issue of debentures is $350,000. The Village of Mannville will repay the indebtedness over a period of ten (10) years in semi-annual or annual installments, with interest not exceeding eight percent (8%), or the interest rate fixed from time to time by the Government of Alberta, payable semi-annually or annually. NOTICE is hereby given by the Council of the Village of Mannville that, unless a petition of the electors for a vote on Bylaw No. 2022-863 is demanded as provided for by the terms of Section 231 of the Municipal Government Act, the Council of the Village of Mannville may pass the said borrowing bylaw. All persons interested are hereby notified. A copy of the proposed bylaw and related documents may be obtained from: Jennifer Hodel, CAO Village of Mannville Box 180, 5127-50 Street Mannville, Alberta T0B 2W0 Dated at the Village of Mannville, in the Province of Alberta this 15thday of September, 2022.


INFORMATION FOR ELECTORS Pursuant to Section 1(1) (i) of the Municipal Government Act an "elector" means: (i) A person who is eligible to vote in the election for a Councillor under the Local Authorities ElectionAct. Pursuant to Section 47(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act a person is eligible to vote in an election if the person: (a) Is at least 18 years old (b) Is a Canadian citizen, and (c) Resides in Alberta and the person’s place of residence is located in the local jurisdiction on election day. A vote may be demanded in the Village of Mannville on Bylaw No. 2022-863 by electors equal in number to at least 10% of the population in accordance with the provisions of Section 223 and Section 251of the Municipal Government Act. A petition for a vote is not sufficient unless it is filed with the CAO within 15 days after the last date of the advertisement of this notice and shall contain on each page "an accurate and identical statement of the purpose of the petition." (Further requirements of the petition are provided in Section 224 of the Municipal Government Act). DATE of the last publication of this notice is the 27th day of September 2022.


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The Vermilion Voice | September 20, 2022

Braxton Hoare Columnist

D r . A m i t Singh, from E s s ex ’s S c h o o l of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, recently showed off his study on Artificial Intelligence for optimizing battery life. Using a tried and true method for teaching AI algorithms he was able to produce an AI training model capable of learning how to optimize battery life.

Helen Row Toews Columnist

Stick ‘em up! Sometimes s i g n s a r e f u n n y. Sometimes they can get you in trouble. I saw two humorous ones on a recent drive into the city. The first was plastered to the back end of a dilapidated old car at the edge of a road, “PLEASE DON’T HIT ME! I’m not 100% sure about my coverage”. Cute right? The next one passed us on Highway 16. The sticker was a take-off on those yellow, diamond-shaped signs new parents put in the back window of their car. The ones that urgently proclaim, “ BABY ON BOARD!” I’ve always wondered how those things worked. By their mere presence are they some sort of lucky charm; warding of f bad drivers and unforeseen accidents? A l s o, i f t h e p r e s e n c e of b a b i e s requires added caution, what about

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New AI Study Could Increase Smartphone Battery Life Drastically T h i s n ew b a t t e r y o p t i m i z i n g A I algorithm is expected to be able to increase the efficiency of any “smart device” by around 30%. This includes phones, tablets, smart watches, smart fridges, and much more. This new technology is expected to be licensed to manufacturers within the next few years, allowing these companies like Apple to increase your phone’s battery life substantially with one update. While this new AI algorithm is capable of dramatically increasing battery


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the kids how it was done. After a wild couple of hours, I pushed the hair away from my exhausted face, got in my car and drove to t he gro c er y store. O d d ly enough, as I trudged through fresh produce, I noticed people staring, s miling, an d even p o int ing at m e. What was up? Then, as I reached for some radishes, a white-haired lady leaned toward me, winked and said, “Wieners are thataway dearie.” With a sigh of painful recollection I looked down at the message emblazoned across my chest. “ M y n a m e’s H e l e n a n d I ’d l i ke a hotdog with mustard and ketchup. Great. Made a fool of myself yet again. What’s new? You can find Helen online at helentoews.com. There, you can learn more about her humorous Prairie Wool Books, or fantasy series, Runestaff Chronicles.

Annual General Meeting September 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm


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l au g h e d d e l i g hte d l y, r etur n e d t h e hug and agreed that it had been far too long, all the while thinking – Who the heck is this person? Leaning my head sideways in a careless gesture of bonhomie, I frantically read her nametag. In truth, that still didn’t help me remember her, but at least I was able to address the woman by name. Whew. Then there was the time I helped out at a kid’s camp. There were over a hundred kids to feed, so organizers decided to run them through a chute, much like a herd of cattle. Well, that may be my own interpretation of the events, based on life as a cattleman’s daughter, but it was true. At o n e e n d o f t h e l i n e, w h e r e I worked, people issued stickers. On them we pr inte d the k i d s name in capital letters, and a sentence indicating what condiments they wished to have smeared on a hotdog further along. I had a sticker too, just to show

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life of devices it can also increase not yet available it appears that it will battery dependability. This essentially soon be ready for manufacturers and means your phone could be viable hopefully not long after consumers. for many more years longer than is currently expected and could reduce the effects of natural battery wear and CORRECTION tear. In the September 6 issue in the In the short term the researchers Folk Club Lennie Gallant article are building an app called EOptimizer. it was said the current Governor The app will allegedly do exactly what General of Canada is Julie Payette, was mentioned previously in this artithat is incorrect, the current cle; improve battery life. While at the Governor General of Canada is time of writing this article the app is Mary Simon.

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children past the age of three? Or ad ult s? D o t h ey c ea se to m at ter ? You don’t see signs like, “DIFFCULT TEEN ABOARD” or “AGING WRITER WITHIN”, although I guess you could, but it’d be a warning for reasons other than safety. H oweve r, e n o u g h o f my fo o l i s h r a m b l i n g s. T h e s i g n I s aw o n t h e passing car announced, “ADULTS ON BOARD! We want to live too!” Funny stuff. I’ve had a bit of experience with stickers myself. At my recent school reunion I was given a large one and a s ke d to pr i nt my n a m e l ar g e, s o people could tell who in the world I was after all these years. Thank goodness for them too. One woman rushed up to me soon after I entered the building, wrapped me in a bear hug and exclaimed how good it was to be together again. She spoke knowledgably of school days, class a nt i c s a n d tre a s ure d m e m o r i e s. I

Vermilion Seniors Center A lunch will be served


THE EAST/WEST CARRIAGE DRIVING CLUB WISHES TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU! To all our Drivers, Sponsors, and Volunteers for their support of our recent Triple Drive Event. Without you we couldn’t do it!

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The Vermilion Voice | September 20, 2022


Everything About The Kitchen Sink

To find the perfect sink for your kitchen, you need to determine what type of sink you want, what kind of material it should be made of and the size and configuration that will best meet your needs. Here’s what to consider regarding each of these key points. Type There are two basic types of sink: topmount, which sits on top of your counter and undermount, which rests underneath.

If you long for a country kitchen, choose a rustic farm­house sink, which has a front wall that extends slightly past the cabinets. Material Most sinks are made of stainless steel but there are other options available. For example, farmhouse sinks are fabricated from cast iron and there are integrated sinks that are made of the same material as your countertop (granite, quartz, soapstone, etc.).

Size and configuration Depending on the size of your kitchen, you can choose either a single or double bowl sink. Alternatively, you can install a single bowl that’s the size of a double. By taking these things into consideration, along with your cooking habits, kitchen style and budget, you’re sure to find the perfect sink for your kitchen.

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The Vermilion Voice | September 20, 2022


Three Top Reasons To Convert To A Bidet Toilet Seat

Bidets are widely used in many countries, but they’re almost impossible to find in North America. That may be changing now that Japanese-style bidet toilet seats are gaining in popularity. Here are three reasons to install a bidet toilet seat in your bathroom: They’re environmentally friendly. A bidet toilet seat with an air-drying feature eliminates any need for toilet paper, which can save millions of trees. They’re more hygienic. Cleaning yourself with water is more effective than wiping with toilet paper and can help

stop the spread of bacteria. They reduce plumbing issues. Using less toilet paper means there’s a decreased chance of clogging the toilet. If you’re interested in having a bidet toilet seat in your home, there are many options available to you, from inexpensive nozzles that attach to a normal seat to high-end, heated seats with controls for the temperature and flow of water and even a dryer. One thing’s for sure, once you’ve used one a few times, you’ll never want to go back to a regular toilet.

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The Vermilion Voice | September 20, 2022


Bivalent Booster Rollout To Begin For Those 18+

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expected to be available in late September/early October for Albertans 12-17 years of age. Additionally, star ting the week of Oct. 3, the bivalent booster will be offered to residents of seniors congregate care facilities, along with the influenza vaccine. Booking immunization appointment Vaccines will be available at participating pharmacies and communit y medical clinics, and select AHS sites. Bookings will be available through the Alberta Vaccine Booking System at alber ta.ca /vaccine or by calling Health Link at 811. Appointments for a shortened interval of at least three months cannot be booked online. Some pharmacies can accommodate walk-ins. If your local pharmacy is not listed in the booking system, contact them directly or visit bluecross. ca to find a pharmacy near you. I n d i v i d u a l s w h o l i ve o n a F i r s t Nations reser ve can access doses through nur sing stations or public health clinics on-reserve.

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The Vermilion Voice | September 20, 2022

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

The Lloydminster Heavy Oil Show

The Lloydminster Heavy Oil Show was held on September 14 and 15 and was a huge success with 160 exhibitors and support services participating. An opening supper and ceremony was held Tuesday evening with a chain-cutting ceremony. The two-day event discussed and showcased heavy oil knowledge and technology. The well-layed-out indoor and outdoor exhibits provided attendees the opportunity to connect directly with their respective exhibitors to discuss the start of professional relationships. Vendors from around the world displayed their newest and most innovative products and were eager to listen to the challenges within the industry while demonstrating the value their products or services could bring to potential projects. On the first official day of the show, it was kicked off with the Pathways Breakfast where Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe was in attendance as well as Chief Sustainability Officer from Cenovus Energy Rhona Delfrari who spoke about how the Pathways Alliance are collaborating to reach the goal of net zero emissions by 2050. The exhibit floor opened at 9 a.m., while the Pure Chem Lounge and indoor OTS Exhibitor Lounge opened at 11:30

a.m. An Industry Update Luncheon was held at 12 p.m. where Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, and Mayor of Lloydminster Gerald Aalbers were in attendance. Premier Kenney spoke on the vital importance of Western Canada’s energy sector. In his opening remarks, Kenney thanked Mayor Aalbers for welcoming him to the event and thanked him for all the hard work he does for the community, while also thanking Saskatchewan Premier for his welcome and presence and his leadership in the federation. Kenney also took a moment to recognize the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II before diving into his speech. Throughout Kenney’s speech his message was clear and precise. He recognized the struggles of the oil sector since its collapse in 2014 and took pot shots at the opposition parties such as Green Party Leader Elizabeth May who was once quoted as saying, “My heart bleeds for people who believe the sector is going to come back, it’s not oil is dead.” Kenney went on to say that those leaders could not have been more wrong. “This industry is going nowhere but up. This industry, the world now realizes is more needed than perhaps ever before. Because unless and until we find the Star Trek energy source of Dilithium crystals,


we are going to need the dense, efficient, transportable, and responsibly produce hydrocarbon energy,” stated Kenney. Kenney went on to recognize that there may be a day when we transition our energy resource, and that he acknowledges there is a need to reduce carbon emissions for environment reason and market reasons, but stated that at the current show there were many products, innovations and services being promoted to do just that. “ There is no industr y more resourceful than the resource industry, there is not an industry that invests more in science and technology, research and development, and applied research thank Cana- Councilor Rob Pulyk and Economic Development da’s oil and gas industry,” exclaimed Officer Mary Lee Prior at the Heavy Oil Show promoting Vermilion. Photo Town of Vermilion Kenney.

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Taking Inventory Of Feed Resources – How To Right-Size Your Cow Herd

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Two Farms “Right-Sized” Their Herds By Being Open To Change And Working In Sync With Nature



(Part two of two) Every farm has a unique set of circumstances, resources and goals, but every farm should aim to make a profit. A key aspect of maximizing profit and maintaining stability is striking the right balance between cattle numbers and available forage. Work in Sync with Nature Well-known holistic management proponent Don Campbell says one of the best ways to manage forage supply and demand on a farm is to look at nature. “It’s a great place to start – instead of trying to dominate nature, how can I cooperate and work with nature?” he asks. Campbell, who along with his family, runs a large grazing and beef operation near Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, says the key to creating stability on their farm has been planned grazing. “I took a holistic management course in 1985 – that changed everything,” he explains, which prompted him to focus on profit rather than production. Over the course of decades, Campbell’s ranch has sustained floods, droughts, and every condition in between. “The year before, we had a severe flood, we were underwater,” Don says, about 2020. “That was a major upset. The next year, 2021, was a drought,” he adds. “We had frost in May which is detrimental and heat in July and grasshoppers – things all went wrong at the same time,” Campbell explains. “ With planned grazing and better management, our land is resilient,” Don says, estimating they have tripled their capacity to grow grass since they

changed their management in the mid-80’s. The Campbells calve in May and June with a relatively short calving period which helps them achieve a uniform calf crop. Calving in sync with nature achieves two goals, says Don. “One, you have a higher sur vival rate of of fspring, and two, you have a higher breeding percentage in females,” he says. “We breed a lot of heifers and let nature select them. The ones that get bred are the best ones and fertile, and the ones that aren’t – sell them as yearlings,” Don suggests. Adapting their cow size to match their grazing resources has been important for the Campbell family and they use their cattle as a tool to make a profit. “It takes a certain amount of nutrition and grass to run a cow,” he says, explaining that running a larger cow (for example, 1500-1800 lb) will end up meaning a producer can run fewer cows that eat the same amount of grass but have fewer calves to sell. “The calves may be somewhat heavier, but they are less profit per cow,” Campbell says. “If you right-size the cow, she takes less feed. The Campbell family also grazes yearlings as a management strategy. “If you have a difficult year, the yearlings are flexible,” Don says, as they consume less grass than a cow-calf pair and they are quick to market if need be. Campbell acknowledges that operating a ranch and challenging one’s paradigms is not easy, but producers should be encouraged to step up and take control of their business. “You can start calving anytime you want, and you control when you pull bulls out of




the grass more rest time which results in more grass,” she says. They’ve also started using more relay blends to complement winter cereals which fill gaps in their forage supply. “We’ve always done fall and winter cereals, they take advantage of snow if you get it or moisture in the fall and winter,” she says. Brad and Terri have developed additional dugouts, invested in more solar water systems, and strategically fenced grazing paddocks to make things work from a stock-water standpoint. They rely on alleyways and electric fences to create pathways to water. “It doesn’t hurt cattle to walk to water,” says Terri. This year, they had to pivot again when their triticale/sweet clover swath grazing mix was wiped out by hail. “The swath grazing was intended for cows but after the hail, we put it into a silage pile,” she explains. They plan to feed the silage right out in the field by limiting access using electric fence. At a time when mixed farmers seem to be trending away from forage, Mappins are bucking the trend. “Brad loves to run numbers, and with input prices, it kind of got to the point where either we go all in grain or we try and figure out a different way and we’re going a different way,” says Terri. “If we can minimize our costs by grazing more and for longer, we feel there is an opportunity. Brad says they are part of a grazing club and get together to look at different operations. “If you talk to other people, there are so many other ideas and different ways of doing things,” he says. “That’s such a key going forward in the cattle industry,” Brad says. “You have to learn how to be fluid, you can’t hang on to the ways we’ve always done things.”

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The Vermilion Voice | September 20, 2022

Yesterday, we were talking with family and discovered that a friend of theirs, a large man, was stopped at a check stop near the Mann Lake golf course. He had innocently drunk 2 beers at the course but was found to be over the NEW limit of 0.5! His truck


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I went searching and it changed as of December 2020!! We have no objection to the change as stats show that wherever the change from 0.8 to 0,5 has been made, accidents decreased significantly. However, how many less accidents could have been prevented if


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The Vermilion Voice | September 20, 2022


Cathy Wolters Submitted

Marauders Open Season Against Defending Champs In Millwoods

Facing the league champions in the season opener was a daunting task for a rookie laden Vermilion Marauders football team. Only six players on the roster, one quarter of the team, had suited up for football before and five the newcomers are grade nines. But despite being in the wrong end of a 62-8 score. the team took positives away from Millwoods Christian School’s field last Thursday. “Last year against Breton we didn’t get a touchdown,” noted Kolten Sheppard, second year Marauder. Not being shutout was something to celebrate even though most of the te a m we nt h o m e w i t h b u m p s a n d bruises from tackling and being tackled. Containing the explosive Royals offence was challenge that the defence settled into by the third quarter when they held Millwoods to a single touchdown late in the quarter.

Second year linebackers Harley Harms and Jonas Atkinson led the defence with 10 and 7 tackles, respectively. Newcomer Owen Harder also chipped in seven tackles along with a couple of knock downs and a fumble recovery. The Harms and Harder duo also combined for a quarterback sack forcing the Royals to give up the ball on an unsuccessful third down gamble. Making an impression in their debuts were grade nines Jaxon Poliakiwski and Jackson Maier. Poliakiwski had five tackles and Maier recovered a fumble. Other new Marauders defenders got a chance for in game reps during the second half including Ian Munro and Colin Roach. The Marauders scored their only points with 2:30 left in the third on a picture perfect 59-pass and run from Jayden Lenz to Sheppard. It was a single play scoring drive after the Marauders took over on downs on their own 41. Lenz took reps as quarterback with time running out in the first half and for

Rookie running back Ty Bryden (32) looks to find a gap upfield during the Vermilion Marauders season opening game in Edmonton. They fell to the reigning league champs, Millwoods Christian School 62-8. Photos Cathy Wolters

the third quarter. Rookie Jace Poliakiwski spent three-quarters of the game as pivot. He called his own number as well as scrambling a handful of times as his receivers were covered down field. He was Vermilion’s leading rusher with 40 yards. “The game was a good learning experience for the whole team,” said Poliakiwski, “And we’ve seen the top team already.” The defending champs are about half rookies. But it wasn’t just rookies who took 12 Royals penalties. By comparison, the highly inexperienced Vermilion side were flagged only three times. Nerves and inexperience accounted for a number of unforced errors by the Marauders including several offensive fumbles. While no one was happy with the score, the team left the field smiling and encouraged even though their next opponent is the always tough Hanna Hawks. Vermilion’s home opener is the Sept. 22 against the 20211 league runners-up.

M a r a u d e r s p o i n t s a f t e r : Te a m s captains include second year players Harms, Atkinson, Lenz, Sheppard and Regan Sargeant along with rookie Harder…Sargeant handled punting duties and had a tough luck first punt off the side of his foot before booming high kicks for the rest of the game. After a shaky snap he did try to run for a first down and also caught a pass…Ty Bryden handled the kickoffs and the lone convert. He also got a half dozen rushing touches...Sophomore Adam Blackmore was steady at centre after spending his first year on the offensive line… The league grew by four: Sedgewick Rams, Drayton Valley (Frank Maddock Warr ior s), Westlo c k Thun d er bir d s (formerly of the Wheatland 12-man) and Slave Lake (Roland Michener Rams). The Marauders will play in Sedgewick Oct 5. The last time Vermilion was there was in 2010 when both teams were part of the Wheatland league. The Marauders major fundraiser is a Sept 24 bottle and battery drive.

Marauder rookie linebacker Owen Harder wrestled the Millwoods ball carrier Charlie Schmeichel to the ground with a little finishing tackle help from Harley Harms (40).


Full-Time Educational Assistant A full time Educational Assistant is required at JR Robson School. The successful candidate will work in a Junior High class room and provide supports to various students who have specific program requirements. Training/experience as an Educational Assistant is desirable. This position is subject to the current CUPS Local #1606 Collective Agreement. Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is selected. Interested applicants should forward a resume and covering letter to: Mrs. Kelly Scully JR Robson School 5102 46 Street Vermilion, AB T9X 1G5 780-853-4177 kelly.scully@btps.ca Buffalo Trail Public Schools is pleased to accept all qualified applications, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful applicant will be required to submit a current Criminal Record Check.

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The Vermilion Voice | September 20, 2022

Anna Svenungard

St. Jerome’s School News

Plans are underway and the excitement is brewing for St. Jerome’s upcoming Fall Supper. After a two-year hiatus, we can’t wait to thank the Lord for giving us bread to break with family and friends! There will be two dinner seatings, 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. When this article went to press there were still some tickets left for sale. Ticket prices are as follows: adults $15, students gr. 7-12 are $12, students in K-6 are $8, & preschoolers are FREE! We look forward to hosting a delicious fall feast for you once more. Tickets are available for purchase through School Cash online or by contacting the school office. Our grade 5 students created and hung posters in businesses’ uptown. This is an excellent learning opportunity for these Spartans, as they develop their communication skills with caring members of our community. Lila Young and Elise Poliakiwski had the opportunity to practice bravery when approaching the bank teller asking permission to hang their Fall Supper poster up there. Both girls commented on how independent they felt afterwards, and how enjoyable the project had been. That’s a winning lesson in any teacher’s book! Grade 2 students have been exploring

concepts using unique and hands-on learning experiences. Earlier this week, students read the book “Leaf Man” by Lois Ehlert and then went outside to collect leaves and create their own leaf man to craft a story about. September 15th is International Dot Day and the Grade 2 classes celebrated in style. What is Dot Day you ask? The International Dot Day website tells the origin story of this special day like this: “International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009. The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.” St. Jerome’s is blessed to have Mrs. Schmidt and Mrs. Lysons helping to inspire creativity and celebration on September 15, and every day after it! If you are interested in learning more about International Dot Day, check out their website at www.internationaldotday.org/. And finally, before signing off for another

Mrs. Lysons’ grade two class at St. Jerome’s showing off the leaf man characters they created for their story writing lesson inspired by the children’s book “Leaf Man” by Lois Ehlert. Photos submitted

St. Jerome’s grade 5 students Lila Young, Elise Poliakiwski, & Rylee Ganton, along with members of their class, had a blast creating and hanging posters advertising our upcoming Fall Supper on Sept. 22, 2022.


week, I want to introduce myself to any readers out there. It feels like I have the privilege of narrating the story of our school year, each and every week. I didn’t even really realize I was doing it, until my son pointed it out to me one day. Out of the blue, as I was cooking dinner, he gave me a compliment on the article I had written that week. As any mother would, I turned around with a look of shock on my face. I blurted out something along the lines of “You actually read my article?” In my head, I was sure it was just a one-off, and my jaw hit the floor when he replied, “Yeah Mom, I read it every week.” Yes, my Mom heart melted into a puddle on the floor! But then, I just had to ask, “Wait a minute, do you read every school’s article every week?” In my head, I am thinking maybe he just has a secret passion for reading the local news cover to cover…. His response was precious, he simply said “No Mom, I read yours because I like the stories you tell and it’s always filled with sunshine.” So, as a thank you to my son, and anyone who spends their precious time reading my ramblings, here is a little bit about me. My name is Anna Svenungard and I teach grade 1 at St. Jerome’s. I’ve been teaching for 16 years, and it is my 6th year here at St. J. I am married with two beau-

Anna Svenungard is a veteran grade one teacher at St. Jerome’s Catholic School and the author of STJ’s weekly school news article.



tiful kids and two adorable fur babies. With a background in music, I love to spend my time teaching, singing, and playing with young learners. But… my very favourite thing to do is teach children how to read and write. I hope to help my students develop a life-long love of literacy and learning. And so, it has been my privilege the past couple of years to have been telling the stories of St. Jerome’s in this weekly article. My humble thanks for taking the time to read them. Up & Coming: St. Jerome’s Annual Fall Supper- Sept. 22 St. Jerome’s Day- Sept. 29 (Wear school colours) No School on Sept. 30- National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

St. Jerome’s Grade two student Hanna Kalczak with her International Dot Day inspired art project. St. Jerome’s is blessed to have Mrs. Schmidt and Mrs. Lysons inspiring creativity and celebration in their classrooms on September 15, and every day after it!



The Vermilion Voice | September 20, 2022

Vermilion Elementary School News

Karen King Submitted

On September 16, students and staff walked and ran to honor Terr y Fox. We wore school colors and travelled around the school, visiting with many different VES people as we went. Donations were made by students and staff to the Terry Fox Fund. We would like to ex tend a huge thank you to Mrs. Marriott for letting the Grade 1 c lasses come to pick apples from her tree. The apples will be used for our school’s break fast program and healthy snacks during our school day. Some of the apples will also be used next week to make a tasty apple dessert. Volleyball is in full swing at VES.

Mrs. Throndson is holding practices twice a week and she has over thirty kids who have come out to learn more about this wonderful sport. As well, Mrs. McLaughlin has started running club, which occurs twice a week as well. The runners will run in at least two races later in the month. We wish them much success as they compete. September 19 was declared a ‘no school’ day to honor the queen. We will be staying home to watc h her funeral and pay tribute to a monarch that reigned for an incredible 70 years. Dates to Remember: Sept 30 – No School – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation; Oct 7 – No School – PL Day; Oct 10 – No School – ThanksGrade 1’s enjoyed apple picking. Photo submitted giving.

St. Jerome’s School Hosts Volleyball Tournament

Braxton Hoare Reporter

On Friday, September 16th and ‘School put on a Volleyball tournament for its senior girls team. The tournament was held in both the St. Jerome’s and JR Robson gymnasiums and even offered food at the St. Jerome’s consession. Many teams came from out of town to participate

in the event including teams from Kitscoty, Mannville, Marwayne, and Wainwright. The tournament was a great oppor tunit y for the teams to practice their skills and play a game t hat t h ey all e nj oy. W hil e t h e S t . Jerome’s team didn’t win the whole event, they certainly did well by placi n g at t h e to p of t h e c o n s o l at i o n bracket.


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SUNDAY SEPT 25, 2022 @ 2:30 P.M. VERMILION TIGERS VS LLOYDMINSTER Both Are Exhibition Games St. Jerome’s team. Photo Crystal Hoare

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