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Lakeland College Celebrates Grand Opening Of Mead Building

From left, Lora Pillipow, Deputy Minister of Advanced Education; Honourable Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk, Associate Minister of Status of Women; Garth Rowswell, MLA VermilionLloydminster-Wainwright; Adam Waterman, Lakeland’s board of governor’s chairperson; Andi Raisa Tabusalla, vice president of internal for Lakeland’s Students’ Association; Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart, president and CEO; Dr. Todd Sumner, vice president of academic and research; Georgina Altman, vice president of external relations and infrastructure; and Geoff Brown, dean of the School Agricultural Sciences. Photo Angela Mouly

Angela Mouly Reporter

On September 28, dignitaries gathered at Lakeland College in Vermilion for the Grand Opening celebration of the WHT Mead Building. At 35,214 square feet, the building will house work spaces for more than 600 students in Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Science and Human Services; it is replacing a structure built in 1964. Dean of Agricultural Sciences Geoff Brown said, “The previous building served us well but there has been drastic c hanges in the agriculture industry and classroom techniques. We have seen explosive growth in Ag sciences with of over 200 per cent increase in enrolment over the past 12 years.” Board Chair Adam Waterman

thanked the Alberta Government for their $17.3 million grant which made the project possible, as well as community partner Synergy Credit Union for donating $150,000. MLA Garth Rowswell read a message from Premier Kenney and the Minister of Advanced Education saying, “Investments like these are so much more than brick and mortar, it is an investment of the future and prosperity of the people. This marks a new era of agricultural sciences and expanded learning opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally.” William Mead (whom the building is named after) graduated in 1927 and was inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1989. Classrooms feature both lecture halls and collaboration spaces, and the

building also houses faculty offices. Student Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland (SMF) headquarters are also in the building, so students fr o m t h e a n i m a l s c i e n c e te c h n o l ogy and crop technology strains who manage Lakeland’s crop, livestock and researc h units c an utilize the planning space to run their operations. The new Animal Health Clinic at the college alleviated the need for a lot of the lab spaces that were previously housed in the Mead building, meaning no more congestion in the halls when class lets out. Brown said that the specially designed spaces and technology in the building will allow for a shift in people’s teaching styles with some instructors annotating on tablets for their notes to come up on the board, as well as


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blended programming and the ability to run hi-flex meetings (which would mean offering both online and in-person at the same time). He said the collaborative spaces will really allow visual learners to use critical thinking and teamwork skills. AHT instructor and program head as well as academic chair of Ag Sciences, Breanne Bellwood, said, “We can turn a lecture into more of a collaborative group work style, and we can be a lot more flexible with our course delivery.” Second year AST student, Scot t Standeaven is the leader of the SMF Dairy Unit, and has people on his team all the way from B.C. to P.E.I. said his first year consisted of general Ag, but this year is a lot more immersive with smaller class sizes of 20-30 students. Cont. page 2


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Continued from page 1 “These rooms help you feel more together as a class, it is better for the teachers because the technology is upgraded as well,” said Standeaven. Second year AST student Bailey Ferguson grew up in Kitscoty and has a major in Livestock. “It’s definitely really nice to have the new build ing. Last year most of our classes were in the theatre and being spread out, we weren’t as drawn to ask as

The Vermilion Voice | October 4, 2022 m a ny q u e s t i o n s . T h e n ew b o a r d room is very nice for SMF meetings because we can use the white board for brainstorming ideas,” said Ferguson. “I love how hands on the school is; you get to work one on one with animals and experience how they move. In the second year you learn how to manage a farm through the SMF or practicum program. In the S MF whet her wor k ing wit h d air y, beef, bison or hor ses, you g et to

The outside of the new W.H.T. Mead Building.

figure out their feed and treat their issues, really running an operation. Ferguson worked on a bison feed lot for three years prior and really developed an interest for them and wanted to expand her knowledge by coming to Lakeland. Being the first year with a bison SMF, she is its current leader. “Today’s celebration is about more than classrooms. It’s about ensuring our students have the facilities to

learn and collaborate, to build foundational skills and grow their expertise to go beyond the classroom and put their education into action. It’s about ensuring our graduates are read y to thr ive an d dr ive innovation as leaders throughout commercial agriculture sectors, creating a sustainable future for this vital industr y and our region,” said Lakeland College president and CEO, Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart.

Second year AST student, Scott Standeaven.




A group collaborative setting in the new Mead building.


From left, Kurtis Rhinehart, Robyn Urichuk, and Alyssa Willis in a larger classroom that seats approximately 130 students. Photos Angela Mouly


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Vermilion Realty Ribbon Cutting

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

On September 29, the Town of Vermilion welcomed a new business to the Vermilion business community. Doug Charlesworth who is a local and well known realtor in Vermilion and surrounding communities took a leap of faith when he became a new Real Estate Broker after years of hard work and dedi-

cation to the field. Charlesworth opened Vermilion Realty located at 4932 50th Avenue in Vermilion (formerly the Pet Boutique and Spa building) in July and since has been growing his new business quite successfully. “I have been so pleased with the welcome I have been given since opening the brokerage. It is a lot of hard work, but I love what I do and I am excited

to continue serving the families, businesses, and clientele of Vermilion and area who are looking to sell or purchase a property for years to come,” commented Charlesworth. “I am licensed in residential, commercial and land therefore I can represent all clients for their buying and selling needs. “I am so thankful for the support of my past and current clients, I couldn’t have done this without the


support and trust I have received and I want to express a very humble thank you.” On hand for the ribbon cutting and plaque presentation was Charlesworth’s wife Amy and their two children Chloe and Duncan as it is family owned business. Acting Deputy Mayor Kirby Whitlock, Councillor Joshua Rayment , and Councillor Kevin Martin, as well as Manager Leanne Martin from the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce, and Economic and Development Officer for the Town of Vermilion Mary Lee Prior. D e p u t y M ayo r, K i r by W h i t l o c k , commented how wonderful it is to see Vermilion continuing to grow. “It is so great to be able to welcome Vermilion Realty to our community, and to see Vermilion continuing to grow at the rate it has been. Over the past couple of years we have seen many new businesses open here in Vermilion, and that shows that Vermilion is an up and coming community that has many things to offer. It shows that Vermilion is a town where people want to put down roots and that says a lot for our community. With the opening of Doug’s new Realty Brokerage it provides the people of Vermilion and surrounding area another choice for who they would like to represent them in their buying or selling needs,” commented Whitlock.

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From left back row, Councillor Kevin Martin, Duncan Charlesworth in the arms of his Mom Amy Charlesworth, Doug Charlesworth, acting Deputy Mayor Kirby Whitlock, and Councillor Joshua Rayment, and front row, Chloe Charlesworth are all smiles during the ribbon cutting and plaque presentation for Vermilion Realty. Photo Lorna Hamilton

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Kuk Sool Won Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Local martial arts school, Kuk Sool Won, celebrated their 10th Anniversary in Vermilion this September. They offer children a safe place to exercise, practice and learn while sharing the traditional Korean discipline. Together they learn empty hand techniques, kicking, how to throw, how to fall, acrobatics, and weapons all while in the control of a safe environment. The school has had 238 students through their doors. Collectively between all of the instructors (Morgan Freeman, Sa Bum Nim; his wife Emma Freeman, Pu Sa Bum Nim; and Sean Meir, Jo Kyo Nim)

they have 65 years of experience. “Throughout the past 10 years, I’ve had so much fun. I’ve made a lot of friends and long time relationships. We feel like we’ve really been accepted by the community,” said owner Morgan Freeman. He went on to say that their martial arts family has become like a tighter little community because when they train together, they learn a lot about one another - including Jun Shin (which means the attitude of not giving up or mental fortitude). Through the years they said their school has grown in spurts, for example, COVID had a massive impact on class sizes. This year however, they are

very happy with the number of children trying it out, and could use some more in their adult class. “We love being back in person and are so excited to keep going,” said Freeman. “I had some in the United Kingdom, but this is the longest I’ve ever had a school open. This is a milestone for us. It’s important to us because it shows our commitment to the community; by providing a safe, healthy space for children to learn an important skill set that in turn helps with every aspect of their life.” Attending regular classes at the LCOL W.C. Craig Armoury Historical Society, he said can help you learn how to learn. For

example, he has often had children with learning difficulties who have found better focus in the classroom, and others who built skills to reduce stress and pressure during exams. “You can’t beat the smiles and excitement on their faces when they complete a skill properly,” said Freeman. “I’d really like to thank Don Henry, Jim Storch and the LCOL W. C. Craig Armoury Historical Society because without them, Kuk Sool Won wouldn’t be in Vermilion. Kuk Sool Won runs all year, and they are always willing to take new students. For more information you can visit their Facebook page, kuksoolwonvermilion. com, or kuksoolwon.com.

Kuk Sool Won students and instructors in Vermilion on September 29. Photo Angela Mouly


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Dawn Hames Columnist

It has been a beautiful fall this ye a r a n d h a r ve s t conditions were ideal. Farmers are especially happy and thankful to bring in the harvest, and I am thankful for the work that farmers do to feed us all. The Thanksgiving harvest celebration often centers on the “feed us all” aspect, with turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy and pumpkin pie, high on the list of traditional favourites. This pumpkin pie recipe has always been a family favourite that has been extremely well tested, and often requested. It is wonderful to be able to gather. Many blessings to you and Happy Thanksgiving. Pumpkin Pie


Plain Pastry Crust for double crust 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup lard (not shortening) 1/2 teaspoon salt 3-4 tablespoons iced water Put the lard and the flour into a bowl, cut or flake the lard using a knife, or a fork, or your fingers or a pastry blender to work the lard and the flour together. Add 3 tablespoons of the iced water into the flour mixture and gently mix until moistened. Once the water is added do not over mix or your pastry will be tough. Divide the mixture into two balls and roll each ball of pastry out to fit a 9” pie pan. Filling 4 large eggs 1 large can of pure pumpkin 796 ml 1 can of homogenized evaporated milk 1 1/4 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1/8 teaspoon allspice In a large bowl whisk the eggs, then add the rest of the ingredients, stir until well blended, pour the mixture into two 9” pastry or graham wafer pie shells. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes then at 350 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes. The pie is done when a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool and serve with whipped cream or ice cream. You can make a day ahead, and store in the refrigerator. Instead of the canned pumpkin you can make your own pumpkin puree by boiling the peeled flesh of a pumpkin (no seeds) until tender. Drain well and mash with a potato masher or puree in a food processer or blender. Use 3 ¼ cups of pumpkin puree to make up the equivalent of the one large can.


There are so many things to be thankful for, and thanksgiving gives each of us a wonderful opportunity to reflect on how truly blessed we are. Counting our blessings increases our understanding of our own happiness. When we are thankful: we are happy. “A happy hear t does good like a medicine” and like this ancient wisdom, we each have our own best medicine inside us. Cranberry Sauce In a saucepan combine 2 ½ cups frozen or fresh cranberries, ½ cup w a t e r a n d 1/ 2 c u p m a p l e s y r u p. Cook on low heat, occasionally stirring, breaking up some of the berries when cooked with the back of the s p o o n . R e m o ve f r o m h e a t w h e n thicken and slightly reduced. Serve warm or cold. This can also be used as a jam on toast. It’s very healthy and tasty.

What Elon Musk’s New Human Robot Reveals About the Future of Robotics

Braxton Hoare Columnist‍

In the future, will robots be our ove r l o r d s o r o u r servants? Recent media portrayals of artificial intelligence and robotics tend towards the sinister side of things: AI is going to take our jobs, and probably end humanity. It’s true that much of what we see about robotics is ominous. But that’s because there aren’t a lot of articles out there that look at the other side of things: how robotics and artificial intelligence are poised to change everything from factories to personal assistants and more.

In fact, these innovations have already started reinventing things like surgery and trucking. And with recent announcements by Elon Musk, it seems like their potential is only just beginning to be realized. Musk unveiled Tesla’s new robots recently at AI day 2022, and plans to release them as consumer products in the future. These robots will resemble an average man in their build, but will look plastic and shiny rather than attempt a recreation of human skin and features. Elon Musk’s vision is to have these robots operate entirely on their own, managing day to day chores for the people who own them. But with a price tag estimated to be

around $20,000 it’s difficult to imagine a world in which these become commonplace. Musk plans to make the Tesla bot the first robot designed for manufacturability, and believes that the robot assistant market will be as big or bigger than the automotive industry. For now there is still quite a lot of work that needs to be done, given the tasks their robots are capable of are quite limited. Currently, Tesla’s robot is just barely capable of walking, waving, and picking up objects, which puts it behind its most obvious competitor, Boston Dynamics. However, Boston Dynamics is quite limited compared to

Tesla in its ability to manufacture quickly. Tesla as an electric car company has built some of the most advanced manufacturing facilities in the world. I have no doubt that Elon Musk could lead the Tesla teams to build a manufacturing line just as efficient as the one he built for the vehicles. If Elon Musk’s vision comes to pass we could be living in a very different world less than a decade from now, with robots doing most jobs requiring manual labor. With the same business plan that Tesla used with its vehicles it’s likely that the price of these machines will only go down over time.


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Helen Row Toews Columnist

Oh, home on the range I’ve watched a lot of television from the comfort of my sofa lately. Convalescing from a broken foot and COVID-19 can do that to a person. All that I saw was entertaining, in one way or another, but a few movies really stood out. My husband is fond of old westerns, and I’ve suffered through a few shoot ‘em up episodes without too much complaint. However, we agreed the one we saw recently was both improbable and hilarious. It was filmed in the 80s and I have to tell you about it. The hero, who shall remain nameless, is pitted against a group of blood-thirsty cattle rustlers. Three local ranchers, outfitted in brand new Stetsons, immaculate sheepskin jackets, and highly

Craig Baird Columnist

Vermilion was not a place that you would consider to be “Wild West” but there were some times that things got a bit rowdy in the community. What is a little history without some wild times? For Vermilion, it was very early in its history on Dec. 6, 1915 when a dance got a bit out of hand, and some guns came out. Thankfully, it wasn’t an OK Corral situation and no one was killed but it still left its mark on the minds of the people who were there. It was at the school house where a box social was being held and as things

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polished cowboy boots, clomp into the sheriff’s office to complain that someone is stealing their best beef cattle, and the law has done nothing. As the sheriff rubs his grizzled jaw and leans back in his old wooden chair to contemplate this serious matter, the scene shifts. We see a barren, hilly pasture where two bad guys rev motorbikes, and a third, evil-looking fellow starts the throaty engine of a tractortrailer unit parked along a deserted dirt road. Suddenly, a helicopter appears over the horizon! It’s spotted a small herd of likely-looking cattle and radios coordinates to the ground crew, who fly into action. (As if all this wouldn’t catch the attention of ranchers concerned about their stock, we move into the second phase of this wild act.) The motorbikes round up a herd of about twenty head and run them pellmell along a pre-arranged course. (These cattle remain calm and unafraid

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in the face of roaring motorcycles and a helicopter zooming overhead). The truck’s back door is flung open. Without any form of enclosure to contain the beasts or prevent them from dashing to either side of the vehicle and off into the distance (which is precisely what would happen in real life), the eager animals run willingly up a ramp, pushing and shoving to get inside. The door is slammed shut. Three gentlemen in white lab coats and shiny rubber boots ascend the ramp holding lethal-looking knives. They disappear within. As the truck bounces across the range, a tumbleweed accompanies a sinister tune, and the motorcyclists announce that the animals will be slaughtered, skinned, eviscerated, hung, dressed, and quartered before reaching city limits. Sure enough, when the swaying truck pulls up at the depot, two hours away, the back door is again swung wide, the ramp lowered, and the same three men,

still in their pristine white coats and nifty new boots, roll out clean wagons filled with beautifully prepared beef to sell to an unsuspecting public. Voila. No sweating or swearing as cattle evade the trap; no dust or dirt; no messy business with blood or guts. Everything is clean, white and goes according to plan. What a scheme! Question: did the scriptwriters consult with anyone remotely affiliated with raising or butchering cattle? Could they have at least called someone that’s seen a cow before? Apparently not. And, in my view, this isn’t even the punchline. The final, unbelievable fact was that the prized “beef” cattle were, in fact, a group of highly trained Holstein heifers. True to life on the range? Not. Helen lives on the family farm near Marshall, Saskatchewan, where she works as an author, columnist, and in education. Find her online at helentoews.com.

A Shooting To End A Dance

were winding down in the evening, William Johnston and A.M. Spitzer, two men who lived a couple miles apart, but who did not get along, began to argue. The two men met at the box social but exchanged no words, not unusual for two men who didn’t like each other. As the box social gathering was dispersing, Johnston and his family walked out of the room and reached the steps at the door when Spitzer grabbed him and pulled out his gun. He then fired a shot, which thankfully mostly missed Johnston but did hit him over the ear and left him unconscious on the ground. Of course, that is what the newspaper said, but is that what happened? Read on to the end to see how this story plays out.

Spitzer, realizing what he had just done and possibly thinking he had killed Johnston, took off running and by all accounts according to the newspaper, had not been seen since. It would not be until Dec. 14 that he was finally found and put under arrest where he was put on trial for assault. The incident was described as such: “The affair created a sensation and some of the women present became hysterical as they did not know whether there would be any further shooting or not.” The wound was thankfully not serious and Johnson quickly recovered from his wound and was able to attend to his work

without problems soon after. The story doesn’t end there though, in February during the trial of Spitzer, it was found that Johnson was actually the aggressor and he had a gun on him and had fired two shots and Spitzer had no gun and had fired none. As a result, the charge was reduced to common assault and Spitzer was released on a suspended sentence. 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.

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County Contributions To Marwayne Fire Department

Angela Mouly Reporter

The County of Vermilion River (CVR) approved a motion to contribute $462,000 towards a new tanker for the Marwayne Fire Department on September 13. In addition, on September 27, they approved a motion to contribute $50,000 towards the renovation of the Marwayne Fire Hall. “This is what was needed. We have a commitment to make sure we are willing to put the right equipment in the volunteers hands so they can do what they do so well,” said CVR Reeve Stacey Hryciuk. Funding for the truck had originally been approved in July, but it was without the GST amount, so the original motion was rescinded and the new one approved. The County just modified their policy (originally on a 20 year rotation, they now made it a 10 year rotation) and as a result were able to secure some extra funding to modernize the fire hall. The expansion was made in order to house additional equipment including the new tanker. Due to inflation and cost of materials they said


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the cost of the expansion completed in 2021 was more than anticipated. Deputy Reeve Clinton Murray, oversees Division 6 of the County which covers the Marwayne and Tulliby Lake region. “With a tanker truck, the amount of volume they can move is astronomical. Marwayne is last on our list to get a tanker truck, and with it they can fill right out of a slough. Marwayne has one of, if not the biggest districts they look after. In the past they weren’t able to put a couple fires completely out because they didn’t have the volume capacity,” said Murray. Happy to provide a truck bigger than a pumper, they said the icing on the cake was the funding for the expansion. On behalf of the entire council they agreed Alberta Broadband Networks Chief Executive Officer Ken Spangler and Lloyd Linkiewich and said, “Without out our volunteers we Construction Director were in Vermilion on Sept. 23 to present a $500 cheque to The wouldn’t be able to function. They are the Vermilion Community Food Bank! Photo submitted heart and soul of the emergency services. This equipment is to keep them safe.” They expressed sincere thanks not just towards Firefighters in Marwayne, but throughout the entire county.

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CQ Worldwide Radio Teletype Contest

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The local Sask-Alta radio Club participated in the CQ Worldwide radio teletype contest. The contest started Friday, September 23 at 6 p.m. local time and went for 48 Hours until 6 p.m. local time Sunday Sept 25. Our station call sign was VE5RI. This call sign is used to honour an ex founding member of our club. Contacts were made worldwide. I personally made contacts with stations in Europe, South America, Japan and of course in the USA. Over 573 stations across the world participated.

Our station was classified as a M/M –HP. That’s a multi transmitter, multi operator, and high power. Our contest station is located south and east of Lloydminster. This year we claimed a score of 540,155 points with 798 contacts. The scoring is based on how far away the stations are from each other and the number of different radio bands you contact the other stations on. My contact with a rare station from Bulgari increased our score by almost 3,000 points. Our total score this year was an improvement from last year as the solar cycle sunspot number is increasing; you may have noticed an increase in the Northern lights this year. This

year we had five operators, VA6GWS, Greg Shalay. VA6NJK , Jim Kutz. VE5FF, Gerard Hnatiw. VE5WI, Len Pryor, and myself VE6VAC, Don Henry. Amateur radio is very much a part of the S.T.E.M programs. You may have heard that S.T.E.M is in many schools. S.T.E.M. stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Our club will be holding a training class this fall to obtain your amateur radio licence. Our website has more information at https://saskaltarc.ca/ As you can see from the photo, amateur radio is very much the use of radios and computers. Photo submitted.

Holy Name Catholic Womens League Charter #218

Submitted The Catholic Women’s League of Canada was established in 1920 with the objectives of the League being based on spiritual development, the sanctity of life recognition of human dignity and the rights of all people regardless of age, race or social circumstances as well as enhancing the role of women in the Church and society. These guiding principles are true to the mission of the Holy Name Catholic Women’s League from its Charter on August 10, 1922 until present. One hundred years ago our League had its beginnings after an enthusiastic group of ladies from outlaying parishes along with women from Holy Name Parish unanimously agreed to establish the Vermilion Subdivision of the CWL. Father H. Gauthier presided at the meeting as well, two CWL members of Edmonton were present to explain the purpose of the League. Officers were elected and Mrs. J.J. Culford became the first president of the Vermilion CWL League. The first project of the League was a sale in aid of their church building fund – a sale of home cooking, farm produce and poultry. Prices ranged from $.05 to $.25. Tea was served and everyone was welcome. Thus the work of the

CWL in Holy Name Parish began. During the years of major depression from 1929 to 1939 and World War of 1939 to 1945 the ladies of the CWL worked tirelessly with much inconvenience to make our council what it is today. Bonds of friendship must have been formed as the members welcomed newcomers to the community helped out with new babies, helped bereaved families, and continued to raise much needed funds by putting on bazaars, teas, card parties, bake sales, and foul suppers. The real reward was the bonds of friendship, sharing in prayers, sorrows and happy times. A new Parish church with a good-sized kitchen and large hall was built during the years between 1951-1961 when Father Landrigan was the parish, Priest. This became the CWL domain for social functions. Father Keenan came in 1961 and it was during this time prayers of the CWL and Parishioners were answered with the opportunity to have a Separate Catholic School built in Vermilion. The CWL were much involved, more specifically members produced the students, became board members, taught in the system, served on parent advisory committees, and deepened prayer life. With the Separate School came the further

blessing of Sisters who took up residence in bake sale and the sale of the home baked Vermilion at Ave Maria House. Through the Christmas cakes. years there were 21 sisters who were all CWL Holy Name Parish CWL have assisted in members. They spent time with us quietly caring hosting three diocesan conventions during our for our spiritual, physical and social needs. They 100 years of membership. As members we taught in the school nursed in our hospital, have attended conventions through the years, visited our sick counseled the depressed fed the some Diocesan, some Provincial and also some priests took charge of the sacristy and most of all National. All are truly moving experiences. Many prayed for us. In 1996, after 31 years of service resolutions have been proposed resulting from in the community, they left Vermilion and the Ave these conventions and have been presented to Maria House was sold. our federal government. Some have made the In March of 1975, Holy Name Church was third reading and have passed legislation. destroyed by fire resulting in the loss of CWL Even though we are going through a period records and memorabilia. A new church meant of declined membership, our CWL holds strong that the CWL would be more involved fundrais- to the principals of the League, continuing to ing for the new building. pray for one another as we to work for “God and Currently the CWL continue to work for Canada.“ our Parish, our community, St Jerome’s school with feed the hungry program and contributing to the student awards program, the diocesan programs like the Chrism Mass, and St Benedicts Chapel, and national programs like the Prolife program, and Esko mi Missions just to name a few. Currently funds are raised by having an annual raffle, tea and Photo submitted.



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Allied Arts Presents

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

Its kitchen party time in the Alumni Theatre at Vermilion Lakeland College on October 16 at 3 p.m. as the Vermilion Allied Arts presents the Derina Harvey Band. Derina Harvey leads the award-winning Celtic Rock group that offers a fresh take on traditional folk songs as well as few originals, and is likened to a “rockier” version of Canada’s Great Big Sea. Derina’s personality is said to take center stage and is full of humour, storytelling, and her powerful vocals. According to their website the Derina Har vey Band has covered much of Canada through performing arts and festi-

Derina Harvey Band. Photo submitted

val circuits and has been well received at three juried US showcases and the band quickly began to make inroads from coast to coast in the US and finished a tour of the southeastern states just before the pandemic. The band is currently writing music for a third full-length album. If you are unfamiliar with this band you can sample some of their music for a miminal fee at https:// www.derinaharvey.com Tickets can be purchased at Fantasy Flowers on Main Street in Vermilion or can be purchased by e-transfer at vermilionalliedarts@gmail.com for just $25, Students can purchase a ticket at the door for $10.

Fuel Good Day Supports Adopt-A-Ride

Dawn Riley Submitted

Co-op’s Fuel Good Day Campaign on September 20 raised $1235 for Focus’ Transportation Services Adopt-a-Ride program. “Once again the community has come through and helped our program branch out and provide a valuable service,” states Program Director Dawn Riley, “we would like to thank all those who fueled up that

day, as well as all those who volunteered pumping gas, and of course Cornerstone Co-op for choosing us to receive the proceeds from the day.” The Adopt-a-Ride program helps cover the costs associated with transporting people on fixed incomes to their medical appointments throughout the region. For more information on Focus Vermilion and their programs call the office at 780-8534121.

From left, Cornerstone Co-op Gas Bar Manager Arleigh Reid, Focus Driver Dawn Woywitka, Focus Program Director Dawn Riley, Cornerstone Coop Marketing Coordinator Madisyn Westman. Photo submitted

IN OUR BACKYARD Tax Payment Deadline was September 30, 2022. A reminder that all outstanding tax balances that are not paid by January 16, 2023 will have a further 12% penalty applied.


Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment: If you are interested in volunteering with one of our stations (Blackfoot, Clandonald, Dewberry, Islay, Kitscoty, Marwayne or Paradise Valley), please contact the County at fire@county24.com. Fire Permits: are required year-round for all burning other than recreational or incinerator fires. Please contact us for your permit before starting your burn. Please note that while a fire ban or partial fire ban is in effect, no fire permits will be issued. Fire Prevention Week: is October 9—15, 2022. Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape. Ensure you are prepared in case of fire and make a home fire escape plan so everyone knows what to do and where to go.


Feral Pigs (Wild Boar At-Large): Report sightings of wild boar at-large and any damage they have caused to the County Ag Dept or contact the AB Government at 310-FARM or AF.wildboar@goc.ab.ca or use the Alberta Invasive Species Council free invasive species reporting app—EDDMaps.


Road Conditions: Please monitor our website and social media for updates on construction projects. Snow Plow Flags: are now available for purchase at the County office. Stop by today to sign an agreement for the 2022/2023 season. If you have a red or green flag from last year, place it at the end of your driveway and the grader operator will pick it up. Heavy Vehicle Permits: All heavy vehicle permits will expire on December 31, 2022. Please contact our Public Works Team to renew your permit for 2023 at 780.846.3309. All vehicles registered for 22,500kg and over require a permit to travel on County roads as per the Traffic Bylaw (Bylaw 14-04). Reminder to check our website www.vermilion-river.com for news, events, announcements, employment opportunities and more! For current news and updates, follow County of Vermilion River on Facebook and Twitter. ADMINISTRATION | 780-846-2244 www.vermilion-river.com


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BTPS Supports Staff On New Curriculum

BTPS Submitted

It has been an exciting return to school for students in Buf falo Trail Public Schools. We are back into our school routines in our classrooms. This year, teachers across the province will be implementing a new curriculum. The K-3 curriculum for Math, English Language Arts and Literature and K-6 Physical Education and Wellness are new. Parents/Guardians will be able to hear more about this from

their schools and teachers. BTPS is providing support for our teachers through sessions that began in Spring of 2022 that allowed teachers to dive into the contents of the new curriculum. Throughout the 2022-2023 school year, teachers will continue to have professional learning opportunities to support many components of the new curriculum. BTPS has Innovation Coaches working alongside teachers to support them on creating learning for students that align to the curricu-

lum. In addition, BTPS has purchased numeracy and literacy resources for teachers. Parents/Guardians and community members who are interested in an overview of what the new curriculum means in our classrooms, are able to view our previous engagement sessions on our website at www.btps.ca. As we head into a new school year, I want to extend a huge thank you to our BTPS staff for organizing such wonderful back-to-school activities. Between

a ll t h e b ac k- to - s c h o o l m e s s ag e s, pancake breakfasts, barbeques, muffin mornings and extra-curricular activities, our staff have ensured that BTPS students and families are welcomed, supported, and will continue to thrive in our learning environments! BTPS is proud of the work of our teachers in suppor ting the learning of all students. We strive to improve student learning, in a safe and caring environment, supported by a highly effective team.


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WORLD TEACHERS DAY Angela Mouly Reporter

The Vermilion Outreach School (VOS) welcomed visitors to a Muffin Morning on September 29. Students and staff enjoyed visiting with guests and showing them around the school. “Both the Vice and Superintendent stopped in as well as two board members and it gave us the opportunity to meet some of the parents face to face; it’s always nice to have a face to a name. It’s especially nice to build the connection with the community, and they have a chance to see the spaces where their children work,” said principal Dave Sherbinin. “We offer a full compliment of courses that can help students in their pursuit of an Alberta high school diploma. In terms of the space, we offer a beautiful setting different than a traditional classroom that is open and inviting that allows the students to access education in a different way. It allows them some control over their pace. They have access to teachers for one on one help but it’s a little less intimidating without the hustle and bustle of a regular school. Everybody learns differently and

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has their own needs and supports they require. Because we are able to provide some different things and our environment is inviting and friendly, it helps children find some comfort in education which keeps them learning.” In addition they are currently incorporating the online courses that were previously housed at Dewberry School and re-branding to create a Buffalo Trails Learning Hub that will offer services to youth and adults. Sherbinin said it’s an exciting new adventure that will offer students more availability and flexibility in their programming. “The face of education is evolving and we have to be able to change with it. Coming out of a pandemic has allowed a lot of positives for us; including the ability to look at things differently, finding creative new ways to engage students and support their families as well,” said Sherbinin who is entering his first year as principal at Vermilion Outreach and said the transition has been very positive. “I look forward to coming to work everyday; the staff are second to none and the students are awesome. It’s exciting to be in a new position and be a learner again - it

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Cornerstone Co-op Phases Out Single Use Plastic Bags

Submitted As part of government legislation, Cornerstone Co-op will be preparing to phase out single-use plastic check bags at all their locations this fall. Starting October 24th, plastic bags will no longer be available at the twenty-four Cornerstone Co-op locations. “We began this journey back in 2019 when we started encouraging reuse by charging 5 cents per plastic grocery bag and donating 3 cents back towards our Bags for Breakfast Program for every reusable bag a member brought and utilized at our food stores,” said Kory Kralkay, Director of Operations. “The

Walking Through Grief Society Submitted

Many hearts are broken and often the grieving is done in silence. The families that have dreams and hopes dashed by the loss through pregnancy or as an infant often are overlooked in their grief. Of ten the communit y does not know or are uncomfortable in supporting them and there are the myths that one only grieves the loss of child that a relationship has been developed with. A day has been set aside in Canada and the U.S. to remember those families and the little one who has left their family. October 9th to 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Week. October the 15th is the day set aside to honor the families and their special baby. It is encouraged that each person remembers these families by lighting a candle at 7 p.m. on the 15th as others do all across Canada. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembr a n c e Day i s a d ay to bre a k t h e

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Some resources for support are : Alber ta Mental Health, your local Mental Health counsellors, Walking Through Grief Society, The compassionate Friend and other web sites for infant loss. (A parent poem) FOREVER IN MY HEART You are forever in my heart,/ the day will come I know/ when all the rain has fallen/and the sun begins to show./I’ll think of you in all I do/Your warmth will touch my face/you’ll twinkle in the starlight/and be held in each embrace./So please do not be saddened /if a tear for you I shed /but we had dreams and wishes/which I’ll safely keep instead./Although it hurts I understand/ our time together has not passed/you’ll always be with me./ In every day and every way /You’ll always be a part /My precious little angel/ you’re forever in my heart.


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Vermilion Elementary School News


Kindergarten ventured to Chatsworth Farm last week. They learned that fall on the farm is a busy time. Students enjoyed feeding gardengrown cucumbers to the sheep, meeting the bulls Archer and Challenger, seeing the many different crop yields, collecting feathers from the crazy turkeys and, of course, petting all the dogs and kitties. We would like to thank Charlotte and the Wasylik family for taking the kindergarten on a tour of their farm. Grade 1 used the apples they picked from

Mrs. Marriott’s tree and made apple tarts. Mrs. Page brought in her apple peeler and they chopped up the apples to make a delicious filling. They also read some stories about apples and did an “Apple Tree Life Cycle” craft. The VES Grade 4-6 Jaguars have been training for a few weeks now. They took part in two cross country races in a week. On September 23, they ran at Riverdale and on September 27 at JR Robson in Vermilion. Great job, kids. Grade 5 and 6 students partook in a two day blitz of scientific experiments on September 27 and 29. Their topics were air and weather. Each day, groups of students performed six

experiments. They had to do write-ups on their observations and then report their data. The students had a blast. VES had the honor of partaking in the BTPS National Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 28. In the morning, Kevin John and his mother, Kookum Helen John, spoke to us virtually. In the afternoon, we took a virtual tour of Head Smash-In Buffalo Jump and participated in many classroom activities and games. Every year, BTPS recognizes any staff member who has worked for their division in increments of five years. Several staff members from VES are being recognized for their years of service this year. Mrs. Prill was with us for 5 years, Mrs. Fuller and Mr. Beecroft for 20 years, Mrs. Heinrich and Mrs. Bykowski

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St. Jerome’s Catholic School News

St. Jerome’s Annual Fall Supper was a smashing success again this year! We fed over 800 people and it was all possible thanks to the generous donations of food from students, parents, and staff. Not only was all of the food donated, but countless volunteers gave of their time and chopped vegetables, set up tables, sliced desserts, helped in the kitchen, served food and cleaned up. The tables were beautifully decorated with centrepieces handcrafted by students from kindergarten to grade 5. We need to say a special thank you to Paulette Moir for her dedication in preparing and orchestrating much of the key details of this event. Also, Char Young volunteers her time and talents cooking to help us deliver such a delicious meal. This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and proceeds go to various causes throughout the school, such as contributing towards various cultural events and guest speakers, funding a portion of classroom supplies, and lowering transportation costs for physical education classes and field trips. All in all, we are grateful and blessed that everyone comes together each year with a giving spirit to support our school. It was a beautiful fall day for a field trip on September 26th and the grade one classes were ready to take their learning outside!

We travelled to the provincial park to learn about fall seasonal changes in nature. Mrs. Moore, a retired grade one teacher and nature enthusiast, came to share her expertise with students. Peggy Moore took the kids on a nature walk to explore how various seeds travel, collecting evidence of the various types of seeds and sorting them into their different categories as they went. Ms. Svenungard took the student to see the Vermilion River and search for evidence of beaver activity. We enjoyed a picnic lunch and then had a blast trying disc golf and playing on “new and exciting” playgrounds. All in all, it was a day well spent! There was a somber tone throughout the halls of St. Jerome’s this past week as we spent time learning and working towards Truth and Reconciliation. Students and staff took the opportunity to recognize and honour the lost children, the Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. We began each day with a special prayer dedicated to repentance and solidarity with Indigenous Peoples following Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission. Wednesday also brought with it our first in-person Happigram celebration for a few years. Mrs. Molsberry’s grade 5 class performed the song “300 Sleeps” written by Jen Whiffin, who was inspired by Phyllis Webstad’s story. Their singing sounded beautiful and the perfor-

Here are the September Happigram winners from St. Jerome’s Catholic School! Photo submitted

mance ended with students holding up signs reminding us all that “Every Child Matters!” Students throughout the school read stories, watched testimonials from survivors, and wore orange shirts and ribbons symbolizing our solidarity and support. May there be a greater respect of Aboriginal culture and identity, acknowledging the gift and blessings of who they are as the first peoples of our land. Some people may be wondering, what is a Happigram? A Happigram is an old tradition at STJ, where teachers in grades 1-5 celebrate one or two students from their class each month with a Happigram certificate. Each class takes a turn performing a play, poem, or song, during the monthly ceremony. After the performance part of the presentation, Mr. Ch a s e c a ll s eac h teacher up, one at a time, to speak to the audience of students and families. Teachers share the special strengths and gifts t hat l ead t h e m to choose that particular student, that month, to receive the prestigious award. The beauty of H a p p i g r a m s i s that students can win one for any number of different reasons, such as leadership skills, kindness, for being a conscientious student, for work ethic, dedication to their Faith, etc. Happigram performances

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Vermilion RCMP Holds Town Hall

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

Sgt. Mike Dunsmore from the Vermilion RCMP detachment held a Town Hall gathering at the Innisfree Seniors Drop In Centre on September 29. The purpose of the meeting was to provide statistical numbers to the attendees and to provide them with knowledge of the detachments zoning, call volumes etc. He also provided tips on how to help prevent property crimes. Sgt. Dunsmore began the session by welcoming everyone out to the meeting, explaining the purpose of the event and provided a brief history of his service thus far with the RCMP. “As part of our performance planning we like to reach out to the communities and provide an overview of the things we are doing in our communities and to solicit feedback suggestions or any type of things you would like to share with me for the goal of improving our performance,” commented Sgt. Dunsmore. He explained why he chose to do the meeting in Innisfree as part of their two-part Town Hall meetings. “This year we are doing two of these town hall type meetings with this one

being the first one. I picked Innisfree for this session because it is more centralized to the west side of our detachment area and more central for people who live out here.” He (Dunsmore) noted that they had already held one in Vermilion and plan on holding a similar event in February of 2023 in the Clandonald area so they can get everybody covered in the detachments zone which falls under the Eastern Alberta District. Sgt Dunsmore presented a map of the detachment boundaries to share with the attendees and explained that out of the Eastern Alberta District they are the busiest. “Within the Eastern Alberta District we have 27 detachments, we are the largest and busiest of the four districts, we are not the largest in population but we are the largest in size and our call volume is significant,” explained Dunsmore. He then explained the boundaries of the area in which they (Vermilion RCMP) cover. “Here we are at Innisfree, just on the east side of Ranfurly is our western border, we zig zag down here to touch up against Viking and then we come down and border Wainwright’s area down around township

490 so quite a ways south and over to highway 893 where it divides us between Kitscoty and the Vermilion detachment area. We go north all the way up to the Elk Point area just about to the river and then there is a little notch in around Derwent and highway 45, so we have a fair size of area. Within that area we are serving approximately 10 and 11 thousand residents in about 4000 households,” said Dunsmore. He then shifted his focus to call volumes and commented that the Town of Vermilion represents 38.5 per cent of their calls for service volume, “which isn’t a big surprise as it’s the largest population base in our detachment area.” The Counties of Minburn and Vermilion came in at a close tie at around 26 to 27 percent, with the other two little slices of the pie graph being C21 at 2.9 per cent which is the County of Two Hills as they only look after a very small portion of that area due to zoning. The other small section of the pie chart revealed a 4.9 to 5 per cent error margin which could account for inaccurate reporting. He also went on to explain the busiest times of the week for call volumes; which oddly enough is Monday mornings and he states is due to events happening over


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the weekend or late in the week prior and reporters do not feel it is urgent enough to report until Monday, with the second being midday on Wednesdays and of course on Saturdays. A participant asked if they found it busier while school is in session and Sgt. Dunsmore replied that he didn’t have the statistics on it but, yes during the college year they do receive a higher number of calls on the Thursday which he relates to being the College kids Friday, “They have their fun in the dorms or at the bar and typically it isn’t anything serious.” He later spoke on statistics surrounding person crimes and property crimes and ways to help prevent them. He said the categories are broadly defined and are broken down into person crimes, property crimes and other criminal code offenses. The statistics in which Dunsmore presented were from 2018 first quarter to the current first quarter. In person crimes Dunsmore was happy to announce that top of line offenses such as related to death were zero, as well as robbery, and that sexual assaults in the year’s first quarter was down to two in comparison to five the year prior. “Other person crimes, assaults, and kidnappings are zero, as you can see that the percentage change here from last year is zero per cent,” explained Dunsmore. Property crimes which are definitely a hot topic in all areas of Vermilion and area were also acknowledged by Dunsmore who said he wasn’t going to sugar coat it, “Its a problem and it’s not unique to Innisfree and it is certainly not unique to the Eastern Alberta District. It’s a problem that is occurring in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, and B.C. Rural crime is the best scenario to go out and commit because there isn’t that many eyes around,” said Dunsmore, who attributes social problems such as addiction as the main cause, “People committing property crimes are typically addicts.” Break and enters were reporting a 13 per cent decrease, with motor vehicle thefts increasing by 167 per cent from six the previous year to 16 this year. Dunsmore says that generally it is a group of three people who come in one vehicle and then steal two vehicles which they later dump, and then go steal two more, “They go on crime sprees and it is that element which is driving the big jumps from like six to 16,” he said. Moving on to the next crime that was on the uptick was possession of stolen property which he explained was a good number to go up. The 160 per cent increase in this category shows that people are getting caught with stolen property and are now getting charged for those crimes. Frauds had a 62 per cent increase overall and he said through the whole COVID pandemic they saw a steady rise in frauds and that the flavour for frauds is targeting the elderly. The Grandparents scam is the most prevalent where someone calls and pretends they are in trouble and needs help from grandma or grandpa, they get pulled into the story and are asked to get Google cards, money, etc. “This type of crime is difficult to prevent and investigate but we have to help prevent it through education, and sharing this information and looking out for another,” said Sgt. Dunsmore. “We see retailers luckily stopping some of these before they happen, when they recognize a person buying four of these cards for $1000 to send, and we actually had a cashier from Shoppers bring the victim to the station to report it and stop it from happening.” Most mischief complaints are down, but on average property crime has increased about 50 per cent in this quarter compared to last quarter. Sgt. Dunsmore said the best way to help prevent property crimes is to have your property locked, well lit, and hedges cut back, and staying diligent, “What we need as a community is eyes and ears.”


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Vic Juba Presents Relive The Music - 50’s And 60’s

Lorna Hamilton Reporter

If you love music from the 50’s and 60’s then October 16 is a day to mark on your calendar, and get your tickets purchased as soon as possible as this show is said to “sell out fast and has received 19 standing ovations in a row,” according to the Vic Juba website. The 50’s & 60’s Rock Opera Musical Concert has a Broadway feel with a band, singer, dancers, tributes, video and trivia that takes the shows audience through music history with trivia and memories. The cast and crew include singers Luisa Marshall who is an internationally acclaimed & award-winning World Champion performer/tribute artist, TV show host & producer of Simply The Best, The Luisa Marshall Show, and publisher of MetroVan Independent News online news. Zenia Marshall daughter of Luisa Marshall has been singing since her car seat days and has performed in many ballet, musical, and theatre productions since the age of 4. Tota Mendez is a Singer/Songwriter originally from Manila, Philippines. She started out as a drummer for a High school band and later on discovered that she can sing after auditioning for a Glee Club. She was active in Musical plays, and started out as a jazz singer and then moved on to Pop and Rock. Joscelyne Tamburri, is a performer, costume designer, and composer. Her credits include being a Main Performer at the Giggle Dam, ‘Mitzi’ for RCMT’s “Crazy for You”, ‘Tweedle-Dummer’ for Metro’s “Alice in Wonderland: The Pantomime”, and Constance/Swing/Sherrie Understudy for Renegade Productions

Inc.’s “Rock of Ages.” John Pippus is named as one of Canada’s number one singer/songwriters and has shared a stage with Jackson Browne, and was a “folk/roots gem” by SoundProof Magazine, and as a “refined tunesmith with serious pop hooks” by The Vancouver Province. Scott Walters who originally hailed from Edmonton as worked in theatres professionally for 20 years and was one of the cast of “Rock Of Ages”, and is now a headliner in the Relive The Music- 50’s and 60’s. Tainui Kuru is an actor, singer, and dancer from New Zealand and he moved to Vancouver in 2020, his musical theatre career includes Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, H.M.S Pinafore, Cats, Grease, Guys and Dolls and most recently playing the lead role in the National Tour of Saturday Night Fever. Acting credits include Much Ado About Nothing, Groundswell: Stories from the Quake, and a national tour of Four Flat Whites in Italy. The band consists of Steve Marshall on drum, Kim Kaos on guitar, Jojo Palermo on keyboards, Marlowe Mata on Bass and Denis Timoshenko on the Sax/ Flute/ and Percussion. The group will be performing hits from Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Patti Page, Dean Martin, Fats Domino, Little Richard, The Platters, Bill Haley and the Comets, Elvis, Paul Anka, Patsy Cline, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ritchi Valens, Buddy Holly, Ricky Nelson, Chuck Berry, Connie Francis, The Beach Boys, Chubby Checker, Dion, The Chordettes, Nat King Cole, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Sonny and Cher, The Tempations, The Supremes and many more.


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Raynette Schroeder Submitted

The Vermilion Marauders played their first game of the season against Millwoods Christian School in Edmonton on Sept. 15th. The score may not have shown how hard they played, as the Marauders lost 68-8, but considering most of the players are in their first

year of football they learned a lot from their first game. The Marauders then played their first home game of the season on Thursday Sept. 22. Though they lost 87-8, getting all the rookies game experience was a priority against t h e a l way s s t r o n g H a n n a H aw k s . Unfortunately, the scheduled Sept. 29 home game vs. Provost was cancelled due to a shortage of player s on the other team. Nex t, the team travels to Sedgewick for a game on October 5. Students participated in the Terr y

Fox Walk during the third and fourth p e r i o d o n Fr i d ay, S e p t e m b e r 2 3 . Before leaving, they watched a couple of short videos covering the history of this event and donations were taken for the Terry Fox Foundation’s mandate of cancer research. On September 28, BTPS organized and streamed our second annual BTPS Student Day to honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day enabled students to access speakers, sessions, resources and workshops to learn about residential schools, Indigenous peoples, and how we all need to be par t of reconciliation. A special thanks to Kevin John, founder of Asokanihkewak-TheyBuildBridges

and Kokum Helen John for presenting during the morning sessions. Staff and students also wore orange shirts for Orange Shirt Day. Important Dates: Oct 07: Professional Learning Day – no school Oct 10: Thanksgiving Day – no school Oct 20: Marauders Football home game vs Vegreville Oct 28-39: Spooktacular Volleyball Tournament Nov 01: Picture Retakes Nov 04: Formal Dress-Up Day & Awards Night Nov 7-11: November Break – no school.

Terry Fox Run. Photos submitted.

IMMEDIATE OPENING Integra Tire is looking to fill an immediate vacancy for a Tire Technician. Experience preferred To apply email Brent at vermilion@integratire.ca

Marauder Football home game vs Hanna.

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Division of Northern Livestock Sales Lloydminster, Meadow Lake & Prince Albert



OCTOBER Presort Sale

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY *Cattle are to be pre-booked with delivery time the day prior to the sale. *Please put WEDNESDAY mileage on your manifest. *All cattle weighedTHURSDAY with graduated shrink


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Bob Foxwell 780-842-0410 (Wainwright) | Ryan Noble 306-839-7949 | Blair Jackson 780-853-0069 (Innisfree & Two Hills area) | Steve Allen 306-821-1414 (Salesman) | Brody Brooks 306-240-6504 (St. Walburg/Loon Lake/Edam area)