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Rusylvia Cattle Co. Wins Big

Rusylvia Cattle Co. owned and operated by Ken and Josie Pashulka, and sons Tyson, Riley, and Taylor from Derwent are no strangers to winning big in the show ring, and over the fall and winter, the Pashulka’s have been continuing to do so.

Starting in November of 2022, the Pashulka’s began to show their yearling Purebred Maine Anjou bull Mr. Rusylvia We Deliver 39J. We Deliver had sold in their March 2022 bull sale with Rusylvia Cattle retaining half interest and full procession and a syndicate of purebred and commercial producers bought the other half. The plan in the spring was to show him in the 2022 fall show run and that they did- racking up many awards.

“Mr. Rusylvia We Deliver 39J is a yearling bull that won a lot of shows as a calf in the fall of 2021 and again this year as

yearling. He will be 2 in February and we will be showing him again this coming fall,” said Josie.

Mr. Rusylvia was Champion All Other Breeds at the Olds Fall Classic, Champion All Other Breeds at the Lloydminster Stockade Round up, Champion Maine Anjou Bull at the Farmfair International in Edmonton, and again in Agribition held in Regina he was successful with bringing home the Champion Maine Anjou Bull.

“What we were probably most excited for was when He was Top 4 in Stockade Supreme for Bulls, and Top 10 in Agribition Supreme for Bulls. We brought Mr. Rusylvia We Deliver 39J to the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado in January, and he brought home the Reserve Champion Maine Anjou,” explained Josie. “Going to the National Western Stock Show in Denver is like

someone participating in the Olympics; it is a really big deal and to win reserve champion is extremely exciting, this is pretty good for Canadian genetics. There is a lot of work that has to be done to bring an animal down to the U.S. and Riley, Taylor our sons plus Nick Wasylik did an amazing job showing him and taking him on the 8 day, 5000 km journey

The amount of wins that Mr. Rusylvia We Deliver 39J is attributed to his superb genetics; and due to this Mr. Rusylvia We Deliver also has his semen available in Canada, USA, and Australia.

Mr. Rusylvia was not the only member of their herd to be shown, they also brought females which received champion wins at all the fall show.

The Pashulka’s are now busy with calving and getting prepared for their on farm Bull Sale March 1 offering Simmental, Black Angus and Maine Anjou.

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Mental Health & Wellness Symposium

The Vermilion Mental Health & Wellness Committee hosted 118 people during their annual Mental Health & Wellness Symposium at the Vermilion Regional Centre on January 18.

Throughout the day, attendees learned to keep healthy boundaries, signs and symptoms of mental illness and addiction, and tips for staying grounded and using positive psychology.

Line Marie Perron from Imagine Institute for Learning said, “When we set boundaries, we practice self-care and self-respect, communicate your needs in a relationship, make time and space for positive interactions, and set limits in a way that is healthy.”

Attendee, Noreen Metz from Killam Victim Services said, “Anything we can use to educate ourselves on mental health is so important; whether to help those we serve,

or assist ourselves in this role to make sure we are in a good space too. People in helping roles have skewed boundaries. I almost didn’t come because I have so much on my plate, but I’m very glad I did and it was a good refresher.”

This was Julien Quickstad’s first in person speaking engagement, and had instantly received positive reviews. Quickstad grew up in Clandonald, lived in Lloydminster, and is now attending schooling in Toronto. He shared a firsthand experience regarding his personal journey and struggles with addictions, trauma and mental health.

“The gentleman that spoke had a beautiful light, and shared that men can be in domes tic violence or experience sexual assault as well. He also shared the differences of mental health and addiction issues presenting in men and women. I was astonished by the statis tic that there is only a 5-10 per cent success rate for Alcoholics Anonymous. It was very

brave and courageous to step forward and tell his story. You have to come from a place of vulnerability to surpass the stigma and break that barrier of how men should present in rural Alberta,” said Metz.

She appreciated her discussion on trauma with first responders at her table because they shared self-care tips they use for themselves and others. For example she said, they simply practice carrying water with them in case they or anyone they come across is panicking,

speak to ourselves the most. Paying attention to what we hang onto is important. Notice how you feel when you use certain narratives; saying ‘I am busy,’ versus, ‘I have a full schedule.’”

She noted they both thought the day was a success as everyone seemed very engaged.

Lorelee Marin, health promotion facilitator with AHS said, “On behalf of the committee, thank you for taking the time to gather, learn, and connect. We are rich with resources; find

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CARD OF THANKS

Bill, Darcy & Nicole, Tracy & Glen and families wish to extend sincere appreciation and a heartfelt thank you to family, friends and neighbours for your love and comfort, words of encouragement, prayers, sympathy cards, owers, phone calls, text messages, emails, and donations to our charities.

Thanks to Candice and sta of Re ections Funeral Home for your compassion and guidance while making the arrangements for Phyllis. You handled all arrangements with professionalism patience and the utmost attention to detail.

A very special thanks to Candice for o ciating Phyllis’s beautiful service. Candice we know you went above and beyond and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Thank you to Father Roman for o ciating the graveside service.

Thank you to the nurses at the Acute Care in the vermilion health care centre who provided Phyllis with great care and compassion.

Thank you to Sharon Jaremco for providing the lovely dinner after Phyllis’s service.

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Poliakiwski, Breanne (Kyle) Tarkowski, and Brittany Trynchuk; great grandson Wrenynn Tarkowski; siblings Joe (Wanda) Tymchyshyn, Stan (Lillian) Tymchyshyn, and Dianne (Orest) Humeniuk; sister in law Iris Tymchyshyn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. was predeceased by her parents Joe & Victoria Tymchyshyn; siblings Bernice (Mike) Chanasyk and Jack Tymchyshyn; parents in law John & Mary Poliakiwski. A private family service has taken place and Phyllis was laid to rest at the Vermilion Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. A slideshow of Phyllis’s Celebration of Life can be viewed on Re ections Funeral Facebook page. donations may be made to STARS, Haying in the 30’s, or charity of one’s choice.
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Kabocha squash is also called Japanese pumpkin. It grows locally, and can be found in prairie grocery stores during the winter. It is often a green squash, with a few bumps. You may have seen it, but were unsure of what to do with it. It tastes sweeter than pumpkin. The texture is slightly dry, therefore steaming it in the oven with water on a cookie sheet, brings out its full potential for creamy goodness. Kabocha is full of vitamin A and packed with nutrients that are known to help prevent diabe -

Kabocha Squash

tes, cancer, reduce inflammation and boost the immune system. Its orange colour is a give away for its high vitamin a content, but also contains vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, antioxidants and lots of healthy fiber.

Kabocha Pie

Prepping the filling

Cut the kabocha squash in half, scoop out the seeds and place cut side down on a cookie sheet with sides. Place in the oven, and pour 2 cups of water on the cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 – 90 minutes, or until the inside of the squash is done. Scrape out the pulp with a spoon and puree in a blender. When you make the filling, you can just add the remaining ingredients into the blender.

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

Prairie Wool

Stay beautiful Hoarfrost: a grayish-white crystalline deposit of frozen water vapor formed in clear, still weather on vegetation, etc.

It loses a lot in a dictionary definition, doesn’t it? Actually, the word ‘crystalline’ is pretty, but a “deposit of frozen water vapor” is pretty bloody blah. Yet, as I gaze at hoarfrost, clinging thickly to the poplars outside my window in the cold, golden light of sunset, I feel awed by the magical wonderland it creates. No longer do I see the spindly, barren trees of winter. Instead, their stark branches have been clothed in raiment adorned by nature’s jewels.

Okay, I’m getting all poetic and mushy. However, it stands true that not only people can improve their appearance

McMinis, George

January 28, 1989

In Loving Memory of our Special Grandfather

The treasure of your memory Papa will never fade or die. In silence we will shed a tear and ask the reason why, God called your name so softly that only you could hear And no one heard the footsteps of the angels drawing near. As each and every day goes by we think of you awhile, and always in our hearts we will keep the memory of your smile. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone, For part of us went with you the day God called you home.

The flowers and leaves may wither, the golden sun may set, but the hearts that truly loved you, are the ones that won't forget. God bless you Papa, 'til we meet again.

Forever in our hearts with love, your Grandchildren, Lori, Alysha, Breanne, Joel, Mark, Darcie and Shauna

with attractive coverings, the application of cosmetics, and perhaps a few other beauty treatments. Take camels, for instance.

Were you aware there’s a beauty pageant for camels in Saudi Arabia each year? According to AP News, it’s called the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival. This fabulous event lasts for one whole month. Camels are judged on the shape of their heads, humps, and necks, how they’re dressed (not sure what camels wear), and their overall posture. No slumping! While I can’t exactly say I’ve thought of a camel as being beautiful, it’s nice to know that someone does. I guess.

Anyway, since these camels compete for prizes up to $66 million, you can imagine a few folks try to bend the rules to win. Enter ‘cosmetic enhancements’. This, in turn, leads us to ponder how does one enhance a dromedary? Lipstick? False eyelashes? Hump implants?

Turns out it’s by using Botox injec -

tions, facelifts, fillers, hormones, and more. Can you believe it? Thankfully, officials worked tirelessly to impede this dastardly, dromedary deception, and more than 40 camels were disqualified and dispatched in dishonour. (I’ll quit now).

As I shrug into my old winter coat, I wonder if a few enhancements would be for me. Not big ones, mind you. For instance, a back seam ripped open down the center of this same coat last year and was hastily patched up using Gorilla Glue. A sensible woman might have employed the services of a seamstress at a time like that. Not me.

And when, this year, the glue gave way, leaving a nasty long area of dried white mucilage running down my backside, I remedied the problem by scratching over it with a black marker. Remedied might be a strong word to use. It’s more like compounded the problem. Now I walk fast and keep my back to the wall.

3 cups of kabocha puree

1 can of homogenized evaporated milk

1/3 cup light brown sugar

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoon ginger

1/4 teaspoon cloves

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.

Perhaps a new coat is in my future.

Another attempt at beautification was when I applied false nails last week. I was plastering the last one to my pinky when my cell phone rang; I was rattled and spilled a gooey measure of glue over my fingers. Snatching up the phone, I held it to my ear. Not a good plan.

Let’s just say the next few minutes gave a whole new meaning to the phrase, ‘She’s always glued to her phone”.

Of course, I am a great proponent of bright lipstick and, at one time, even went so far as to apply false eyelashes. Still, the whole fuzzy caterpillar look wasn’t for me. I’ll leave that particular enhancement for today’s youth.

In any case, don’t worry. As is said, beauty is in the eye of the beholder— and occasionally at the discretion of the camel judge.

Stay beautiful.

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McMinis, George

January 28, 1989

In Loving Memory of our Dad

There is a bridge of memories from here to heaven above that keeps you very close to us, It's called the bridge of love. As time goes by without you and days are now 34 years, They hold a million memories and a thousand silent tears.

To us you were so special, what more is there to say? Except to wish with all our hearts, That you were here today.

We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain, To walk with us throughout our lives until we meet again.

Ever remembered and sadly missed by Children Rod (Ruby), Alan and Anne

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A Bit Of Election Trouble In Vermilion

The 1926 Alberta provincial election saw the United Farmers of Alberta prove that their sudden surge to victory in 1921 was no fluke.

While the election was a quiet affair by all accounts, in Vermilion, there was a bit of a problem. Actually, it was quite a big problem.

It was found after the election that every ballot cast in the election in Vermilion was an illegal one. Under the regulations, all ballots had to have the name of a printer on the back of the portion of the ballot placed in the box.

For some reason, this was accidently omitted from the ballots and it was not found until after the election was over.

In that election, Richard Reid had won the riding. Reid later went on to serve as the premier of Alberta from 1934 to 1935. He was the shortest serving premier in Alberta’s history. He came to power after Premier John Brownlee resigned due to a sex scandal, and he fell from power when William “Bible Bill” Aberhart and the Social Credit Party wiped the United Farmers of Alberta off the electoral map in the 1935 election.

Going back to that 1926 election though, Reid had won the election with 1,981 votes to the 592 won by the Conservative candidate W.J. McNab

and the 492 won by the Liberal candidate Arthur Ebbett.

Due to the large amount of votes that Reid did win, it was decided that nothing would be done about the issue.

So, the ballots may not have been legal, but no one disputed that Reid would have won the election and the electorate in Vermilion decided it was best to just leave things as they were.

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Letter To The Editor

I received a glossy half-page (both sides)

brochure regarding Alberta’s new approach to health care. Government advertising can be problematic. There is a legitimate reason for governments to inform us about new programs that we may wish to take advantage of. But this is not the purpose of this advertising campaign.

Any advertising is spin. We should approach any piece of advertising by asking ourselves what is being spun, because the most important aspect

of any advertising is unspoken. So the unspoken message of this advertising is this: We have screwed up the medical services in our province and now we are going to fix it. There is an implicit admission of how the government messed up the medical system in the list of things they intend to fix.

BUT – there is no plan to fix the mess they have created. If there was, there would be an announcement of the resources that are being committed to solving the problem. It is easy

to say that we will cut emergency room wait times. But it ain’t happenin’ if we don’t pour more money in to hire more doctors, nurses, other staff to work in emergency rooms. Each of the issues in the brochure faces the same problem. The implication is that “We’ll just say we are addressing this problem, but we won’t commit the resources to actually fix it. If we say we are fixing it, people will never figure out that nothing has changed. And we don’t have to do anything.”

There is no reason for this kind

of advertising anyway, other than paying for an election ad with public dollars. There is no new program that we can use. If this government were serious about solving the problem, they would expend the money wasted on this advertising by hiring some people to put into the system where some of the issues could be addressed. It’s so much easier to say you are doing something than it is to actually do it.

Stan Hartwell Memorial Award

Stan Hartwell was born January 20, 1944, in Vermilion and was a prominent figure in the community,

especially in the Vermilion Minor Hockey family. Stan was known as a rink rat because he was always at the rink even before his four sons were involved with the sport.

be awarded annually to the most dedicated volunteer in Vermilion Minor Hockey.

recipients are to be nominated by the community and/or Minor Hockey participants. Nominations will not be accepted for current minor hockey executives, businessmen, or individuals paid for their services (referees, rink attendants, etc...) Help minor hockey to recognize those individuals that have gone the extra mile and make Vermilion Minor Hockey a great place for our young hockey players. A member of the Hartwell family, or approved designate, will award the trophy and the plaque.

Stan was known for his eagerness to help the hockey community in any way, whether it was coaching or driving the children to games. Hockey was Stan’s life,

e Clandonald Agricultural Society and Clandonald & District Recreation Association extends our thanks to the County of Vermilion River for funds received from the Recreation Facilities Operations Grant. We are very appreciative of

and he was also on the Vermilion Minor Hockey executive.

In February 2003, Stan passed away, and the following year, his family established the Stan Hartwell Memorial Award, which has been presented yearly.

The award (trophy) is awarded annually to the most dedicated volunteer in the Vermilion Minor Hockey Association. The recipient is to be nominated by the community and or minor hockey participants. The executive committee determines each year’s winner. Acceptable nominations will include; coaches, assistant coaches, managers, parents, fans, or other volunteers. Nominations will not be accepted for current minor hockey executives and board, businesses, or individuals who are paid for their services. A member of the Hartwell family, or approved designate, presents the trophy and plaque each season. The Memorial Trophy remains at the Stadium for public viewing, and each winner receives a Memorial

Raymond Konieczny joined the Mannville Feeder's in 1958 when

became a Director for the Association. He stayed on as Director until 1964. In 1964, Raymond was elected Chairman of the Mannville Feeder's, a position he held until 1989. Raymond moved into the position of Supervisor for the Mannville Feeder's in 1989 until he stepped down in 2016 as Supervisor for our Association.

Unfortunately, Raymond passed away December 24, 2022 and will be dearly missed.

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Mannville Livestock Feeder's Association would like to recognize Raymond Konieczny for his dedicated years of service to our Association.
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HARTWELL MEMORIAL AWARD STAN
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Dewberry Native Plays Lakeland Rustlers Hockey

The Lakeland College Kings Energy Group Rustlers signed 18-year-old Paynton Bensmiller as a defenceman on their women’s hockey team this year.

Bensmiller grew up in Dewberry with four siblings, and has been playing since she was U7 in initiation.

She said they were all new coming into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) this year, so they spent a bit of extra bonding time and it’s been a good group so far.

“Playing with the Rustlers is kind of like having my own family. They are really welcoming, and you feel like you have a place on the team when going away to school,” said Bensmiller.

She’s studying Elementary Education and said she loves all of it.

“I was extremely thrilled to be selected for collegiate sports; it’s a great opportunity,” said Bensmiller. “It’s a lot faster than what I’m used to playing. I played Midget A, so it’s a big step up; all the girls I’m playing against played AAA. I was a little scared going in because I came from a less competitive hockey experience. It’s also been a big step up commitment-wise with more on and off-ice outside activities. I’m liking the commitment part, and spending every

day with the team and coaches. My coaches are phenomenal - they will push you to be the best you can be. I’m starting to get more confident on the ice.”

The training is rigorous. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings they practice at 7 a.m., and they continue to train with Monday night workouts, and play games on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. To stay on top of her game and one-up the level of athletes she’s playing against, she’s also putting in extra work on top of that.

“Even with morning practices, I’m hitting the gym at night and trying to maintain proper eating and sleep. We also get InStat which is video game play to watch the stats and figure out what I’m doing right or wrong and try to correct it,” said Bensmiller.

She aims to improve her game but instead of creating lofty goals, she is enjoying the hockey she’s playing right now and plans to work her way up in the statistics. During her game against SAIT on January 20, she set out to play a hardworking, competitive game, protecting her teammates and the net, and said she didn’t want to let the other team into the house. She was successful as Lakeland won 1-0 against SAIT. Lakeland is currently sitting 3rd of five

in the ACAC with a 4-4 record and Bensmiller hopes to keep that record improving as they have only played 8 in season games while the other teams have played 10 because their first couple after Christmas were exhibition games. Red Deer Polytechnic, NAIT, and Olds College are also in the conference, and the top four spots will advance to playoffs.

When she is not at school or on the ice, Bensmiller enjoys hitting the gym, spending time with family and riding horses as she used to be a trickrider. She enjoys watching her younger sister’s hockey games, as she used to coach her as well.

To encourage other young athletes to stick with their sport, Bensmiller said, “Just experience wise, I think I’ve done more things this year than my whole life. I’ve pushed my body and my mind to be better than it was before. Lakeland has a lot of sports; soccer, hockey, curling, basketball. I think it’s great to be a student athlete.”

Terry D. Cooper

6 January 1946 – Vermilion, Alberta 9 November 2022 – Calgary, Alberta

of 76 years.

He was born in Vermilion, Alberta to parents Percy and Irene Cooper. After his schooling in Vermilion, Terry graduated from the University of Alberta in 1967 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and in 1972 he married Laverne Reine. After working in Calgary for a few years, adventure beckoned and they moved to Libya where Terry worked for Esso Standard Libya in Marsa el Brega from 1974 to 1979. In the ve years that they were in Libya they travelled extensively to all parts of the world. After a brief time back in Calgary, they were o again for another three years in the Middle East, this time in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates working for Scimitar Oils Ltd. from 1983 to 1986. Downsizing due to declining oil prices ended their time in Dubai. A three month trip home via Australia, New Zealand and the southern United States would add to their collection of stories and memories. During their foreign residences they would develop friendships with numerous other ex-patriots living in these locations. These friendships would continue for many years with news letters, and reunions held in various locations throughout North America.

Back in Calgary, Terry started a company named Terridan Consulting. The company name was derived from his given names. Now being self-employed, he acquired various contracts in the local oil patch, and with his overseas experience, he was able to also procure contracts which would take him to the United States, South America and beyond. Through his working years, Terry was also very involved in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

After their nal return to Canada Terry and Laverne invested in an RV travel trailer which allowed them to travel through Canada and the United States. Terry was also active in various activities and groups. He was a member of the Rockyview Lions Club of Calgary, an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 285, and he was involved in hockey, curling and golf as recently as this past year.

Terry was predeceased by a sister Janis in 2005, his parents in 2007 and 2012 and his wife Laverne in 2020. Left to cherish his memory and celebrate his life are sisters Gerrie and Gail, brother Vaughn, a number of nieces and nephews, extended family members, and many friends.

An informal gathering to celebrate Terry’s life will be held on January 28, 2023 at 2 pm at the McInnis and Holloway Hospitality Centre, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Alberta. Friends will be encouraged to share their memories and “stories” of their times with Terry. In lieu of owers, those wishing to make expressions of sympathy are asked to consider a donation in memory of Terry to the Alberta Cancer Foundation – Tom Baker Centre, the Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, or to a charity of the donor’s choosing.

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Patients Celebrate 30 Years Of Lives Saved By The Lottery On A Mission

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ALBERTA, Jan. 19, 2023 – The 30th edition of STARS LOTTERY launched to the public today at four in-person events across the province, giving Albertans a chance to win more than 2,100 prizes valued at over $4.8 million – and giving patients in need a second chance at life.

While the lottery’s prizes may have evolved over the last thirty years, its lifesaving purpose has remained constant. “Since 1993, the lottery has been our largest fundraiser; a critical part of our funding model,” said STARS chief fundraising and brand officer, Terri Strunk. “The community has supported the lottery from the very beginning, helping to save the lives of thousands of friends, neighbours and loved-

ones across Alberta.”

One life saved was that of Calgary resident Marcia Birkigt, who survived a brutal cougar attack on a mountaintop worksite due to the quick response and critical care expertise of the STARS crew. “Thanks to everyone at STARS, but thanks to everybody who keeps STARS in the sky. Without them, I might not be here,” said Birkigt.

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Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor

There have been no cards up or services for a familiar Vermilionite who recently moved away and passed away.

Gary “Wee Gary” Stafford has cooked meals for almost everybody in Vermilion who ever dined at Nick’s Family Restaurant, Sammy’s, The Brunswick, and Hubkins.

and golfer and logged many miles on his bicycle around town.

After the death of Gary’s father, Stan, Gary and his mother Eleanor made plans to return to Scotland, where Eleanor still has family.

On December 6, 2022, they moved to Ayr, Scotland, to begin a new phase of their lives. Unfortunately, on January 11, 2023, Gary died of a heart attack at the age of 56. He will be missed and remembered

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Despite challenges in 2022, cattle markets improved, with prices at their highest since 2014-2015 “2022 proved to be challenging,” says Ann Boyda, livestock economist with the Alberta government. “The livestock sector faced high input prices (including farm labour, feed, and fuel) which raised the cost of production. Dry conditions in spring caused concern but fortunately producers saw some relief by fall that helped address feed supply concerns.”

The livestock sector also encountered border and rail disruptions. These contributed to supply chain challenges and exposed vulnerabilities in the cattle market. Despite these challenges, the cattle markets improved in 2022, with prices at their highest since 2014-2015.

The total Canadian slaughter volume for 2022 was estimated to reach 3.23 million head, up 1% from 2021. However, steer slaughter volume was lower in 2022 by approximately 2.6%, while the rate of beef cows and heifer slaughter was 4% and 5.2% higher, respectively. This would suggest tighter production in 2023.

The estimated average fed steer price in 2022 was 11% higher than the

average fed steer price in 2021. Fed steer prices started the year at levels comparable to the 5-year average for 2017 to 2021 but continued a steady increase throughout the year.

The estimated average 550-pound steer price in 2022 was 10% higher than the average feeder steer price in 2021. Light feeder steer prices started the year at levels comparable to the last year average but diverged in the summer and maintained a strong price for the remainder of the year.

At the close of 2022, feedlots in Alberta and Saskatchewan had plenty

of fed cattle supply. Fed cattle basis levels were wide and processors had their requirements well taken care of.

“Any further backlog is expected to be alleviated by February, so Alberta fed cattle prices may remain relatively flat through January,” says Boyda. “Basis levels should start to strengthen in February and bids should be stronger in March and April. Feedlot margins are expected to increase, and, in combination with an improved demand for replacement cattle, feeder cattle prices are expected to strengthen over the

summer 2023.”

“The future for the feeder cattle market looks optimistic, but it is important to keep in mind that feed prices are still high and profits difficult to sustain for any extended period,” points out Boyda. “Much still rests on what rainfall levels will be like in the spring as soil conditions are still relative dry in many parts of the province. As of December 21, 2022, snow pack accumulation was reported as normal. Hopefully there will be enough snow to recharge surface water supplies but timely spring rains will still be critical.”

The Vermilion Voice | January 24, 2023 BULL BREEDERS PLEASE CALL AND PRE-BOOK YOUR CATTLE WITH ONE OF OUR SALES REPRESENTATIVES &/OR FIELDMEN: WWW.NCLVERM.COM Agents for Direct Livestock Marketing Systems DLMS Sales On Internet Every Thursday @ 10 A.M. Regular sales every Wednesday AT 9:30 AM LEN HREHORETS 780-991-6737 ROLAND GOERTZ 780-656-0506 CHRIS SLOAN 780-646-0727 LES TRACH 780-645-0939 HARVEY TRACH 780-645-5172 DAVE WOWK 780-853-0946 DALE DMYTRIW 780-603-8711 PAT LAWRENCE 780-812-9123 ALLEN STEFIUK 780-632-8701 MARC JUBINVILLE 780-826-0992 LAWRENCE KIT 780-603-0726 KODY SMITH 780-581-7669 We Are Hiring Yard staff PLEASE FOWARD RESUMES TO VERMILION@NCLVERM.COM WEDNESDAY January 25 AT 9:30 AM All Breeds Presort and Regular Sale to follow WEDNESDAY February 1 AT 9:30 AM All Breeds Presort and Regular Sale to follow WEDNESDAY february 8 AT 9:30 AM All Breeds Presort and Regular Sale to follow WEDNESDAY february 15 AT 9:30 AM All Breeds Presort and Regular Sale to follow FRIday february 10 AT 12:00 pM Bred Cow and Heifer Sale Family Farm Looking For Crop And Pasture Land To Rent Crop & Cattle Share Considered Please Contact Scott at 780-853-7895 or Krista at 780-853-1025 "Cash Rent" Purebred Charolais and Simmental bulls Call Krista for more info 780-853-1025 FOR SALE PRIVATE TREATY BULL BREEDERS 2022 Cattle Market Review
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Bio-Solids A Hot Commodity In Vermilion

The Town of Vermilion has released an expression of interest to partner with local Ag producers and deliver them bio-solids; that’s right fertilizer in the form of human excrement.

The bio-solids are produced during the final wasting process at the wastewater treatment plant, and would come nicely packaged in sludge form and be delivered locally for free.

The sludge is high in phosphorous and nitrogen and so the Town says it makes for an excellent fertilizer. But not to worry if you have reservations, this has been practised for 100 years and there are several restrictions of how and where this product can be applied to fields.

Soil testing is required for the application, and bio-solids are restricted to lands intended for the production of forages, oil seeds, small grains, dried legumes, trees, and commercial sod. Following its application, direct grazing of treated crops is not recommended for a period of three

years. Bio-solids should not be applied to crops that may be eaten raw, used to grow root crops, or lands that may be grazed by dairy cattle.

“The main reason we are going this route with the material is that it can provide a fertilizer product to producers at no cost to them, while helping the Town avoid the landfill fees associated with taking the bio-solids there. It is a financial win-win for both parties,” said Executive Assistant Andrea Wilkinson.

The bio-solids are currently sent to the Vegreville landfill. Even though treatment meets regulations, some people question whether this type of product contains toxic chemicals and pollutants. Other sources estimate 50 per cent of American bio-solids are already being used, mainly on agricultural land.

“On average we expect to produce 11 cubic meters of material a week, and would be delivering it once a week to producers. This would equate to roughly 600 tonnes of material per year being produced. As for how many producers,

it will depend on the soil conditions on the field they plan to apply the material too, and whether they can accept it all or not. The Town is open to working with as many producers that may be interested in

accepting it,” said Wilkinson. For more information or to express your interest, you can contact Ben McPhee at 780-853-5358 prior to 2 p.m. on February 14.

Innisfree-Minburn 4-H Beef Club - January Report

Happy New Year! We would like to wish everyone a very healthy and happy 2023!

We had a monthly meeting on January 11 in Minburn. We discussed our club field trip and made some plans to get everything booked! We also scheduled our annual leader’s tour

for February 18. Members are looking forward to having the leaders come out to see how we are doing with our steers. Before our meeting, we held a Public Speaking Workshop. A huge thank you to Jordana Saskiw for speaking to our members and giving tips and tricks to help us in planning our speeches. Jordanna gave us great ideas for preparing our speeches,

such as picking a topic that interests us, practicing our speeches so we are not as nervous, and to speak clearly and loudly. She also helped us prepare for impromptus by giving us an opportunity to practice some together. Our club Public Speaking night is February 10 at 6:30 at Minburn Hall. Good luck to all club members and fellow 4-Hers on their upcoming public speaking

competitions! Our district reps, Cole & Chase, attended the Jan 16 regional meeting in Innisfree to represent our club. They provided the district with an update of what we have been up to, and will bring back important information to our next club meeting.

Mark your calendars for May 31, 2023, as this is our Show and Sale Day in Minburn!

8 The Vermilion Voice | January 24, 2023 Northern Livestock Sales CLIP & SAVE LIVE AUCTIONS AT WWW.DLMS.CA 306-825-8831 WWW.NORTHERNLIVESTOCKSALES.CA Division of Northern Livestock Sales Lloydminster, Meadow Lake & Prince Albert JANUARY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY New Year’s Day Regular Cow & Bull Sale 9:00 am 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Presort Internet Calf Sale at 9:00 am Regular Cow & Bull Sale 1:00pm 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Presort Internet Calf Sale at 9:00 am Regular Cow & Bull Sale 1:00pm 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Presort Internet Calf Sale at 9:00 am Regular Cow & Bull Sale 1:00pm Bred Cow and Heifer Sale 1:00 pm 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 www.northernlivestocksales.ca Internet Sales Website: www.dlms.ca 29 30 31 32 FEBRUARY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY All breeds Presort Internet Calf Sale 9:00 am Regular Cow & Bull Sale 1:00 pm 1 2 3 4 All breeds Presort Internet Calf Sale 9:00 am Regular Cow & Bull Sale 1:00 pm 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 All breeds Presort Internet Calf Sale 9:00 am Regular Cow & Bull Sale 1:00 pm 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Family Day All breeds Presort Internet Calf Sale 9:00 am Regular Cow & Bull Sale 1:00 pm 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Regular Sale Every Thursday. Main Office 306-825-8831 JANUARY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY New Year’s Day Regular Cow & Bull Sale 9:00 am 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Presort Internet Calf Sale at 9:00 am Regular Cow & Bull Sale 1:00pm 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Presort Internet Calf Sale at 9:00 am Regular Cow & Bull Sale 1:00pm 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Presort Internet Calf Sale at 9:00 am Regular Cow & Bull Sale 1:00pm 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 www.northernlivestocksales.ca Internet Sales Website: www.dlms.ca 29 30 31 32 FEBRUARY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY All breeds Presort Internet Calf Sale 9:00 am Regular Cow & Bull Sale 1:00 pm 1 2 3 4 All breeds Presort Internet Calf Sale 9:00 am Regular Cow & Bull Sale 1:00 pm 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 All breeds Presort Internet Calf Sale 9:00 am Regular Cow & Bull Sale 1:00 pm 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Family Day All breeds Presort Internet Calf Sale 9:00 am Regular Cow & Bull Sale 1:00 pm 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Regular Sale Every Thursday. Main Office 306-825-8831 Wayne Woodman 306-821-6310 | Kyle Soderberg 306-883-737 | Kody Smith 306-821-6720 | Jim Pulyk 780-787-0646 | Brent Brooks 306-240-5340 | Brian Romanowicz 780-207-0290 (Bonnyville Area) Bob Foxwell 780-842-0410 (Wainwright) | Ryan Noble 306-839-7949 | Blair Jackson 780-853-0069 (Innisfree & Two Hills area) | Brody Brooks 306-240-6504 (St. Walburg/Loon Lake/Edam area) PRESORT SALE *Presort cattle MUST be pre booked for all sales. *kilometers and mileage must be on your manifest to ensure proper shrinkage rates are applied. BULL BREEDERS BULL BREEDERS
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10 The Vermilion Voice | January 24, 2023 BUSINESS CARDS VERMILION AND AREA BUSINESSES VERMILION AND AREA HOME BUSINESSES 17 Horse's walk 18 Swerve 19 Short monster 20 _______ Angels (MLB team) 22 Math & ___ 24 Peeper 25 Civil wrong 26 Rip up 28 Women's undergarment 29 Abdominal muscles (abbr.) 32 Main 33 Arrests 35 Set 36 Eastern religion 37 Sports official 38 Dried coconut 7 Fear 8 Temporary runways 9 Active 10 Cap 11 Competition at the Greek games 12 Baby powder 13 Women's magazine 21 Beauty 23 Fossile fuel 26 Dardic 27 Tips 28 Deer 29 Dismay 30 Charred 49 Fruit 50 Spanish bullfighter 53 Versus 57 Car manufacturer 58 Measurement 60 Taboo 61 Festivals 62 One of Columbus' ships 63 Car rental agency 64 Book by Goethe 65 Bottoms 66 Oodles 47 Dismantles 48 Scorched 50 Huff 51 Afloat 52 Skirt 53 Inflammatory disease 54 De __ (anew) 55 Vexation 56 Flip 59 Nothing Solution Page 9 Installation of Siding, Window Capping, So t, Fascia, Eavestroughing FOR A FREE ESTIMATE CALL TOM AT 780-581-6167 NO JOB TOO SMALL Tom’s Interior/ Exterior Handi Man KEN HARTWELL pH: 780-853-3318 Vermilion Septic Services For Promt O cient Service Trent Westman owner/operator Brandon Tupper c : 780 581 8775 5002-65th St Vermilion, AB T9X 1X6 ampedelectric14@gmail.com Murray Brown (780) 581-0852 ELECTRIC • RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL • SERVICE The East Central Family Day Home Agency *Helping Families Build Happy Children We have licensed Day Home Providers who have room to provide care for all ages. We provide snacks, lunches and planned activities. Parents can apply for subsidy Call Shelley today to find your quality Child Care 780-853-6190 Commercial • Residential • Farm Maintenance • Trenching 780-853-0650 Vermilion Breeders Co-op Financing Available for Bred Cows, Bred Cows with Calves at Side, and Bred Heifers Rick Rewuski Box 1265, Dewberry, AB T0B 1G0 Ph: (780) 847-4166 Fax: (780) 847-4944 Brendan Franklin 780-205-6642 Snow Removal • Ad Shot Service Residential • Commercial Services Landscaping • Excavation JEFF’S SEPTIC TANK SERVICE You Dump it, We Pump it and Porta-potty Rentals Box 5 Myrnam, AB T0B 3K0 Cell (780) 581-3867 H (780) 366-3855 or Abe (780) 210-0431 Sewer line Camera Steamer Water and Sewer Line Locating Call Doug 780-787-7500 Certified Private Sewer Installer 4501-46 Avenue - Vermilion, Alberta - T9X 1J2 • Skid Steer & Excavator Attachments • TMK Tree Shears • Brush Cutters • Mulchers • Screening Buckets • Grapples • Tillers • Custom Products • And Much More! Chartered Professional Accountant Professional Corporation Deborah@accountingvermilionab.ca Bus: (780) 853-2801 Fax: (780) 853-1728 Deborah A. Tovell, CPA, CGA Suite 14 5125 - 50th Avenue Vermilion, Alberta T9X 1L9 (780) 853-7714 Derek Selte Vermilion, AB DIGITAL PRINT SERVICES Services available at Lakeland College -Copying & Printing -Business Cards -Booklets -Tickets - Event & Raffle -Posters & Wide Format -Padding -Laminating & Foam Core -Cutting -Large Format Scanning -NCR(Carbon Copy) Email printing@lakelandcollege.ca for information Dr. Joe DeGirolamo Dr. Michelle Radasic (deJong) Vermilion Dental Family Dentistry Ph: 780.853.6505 5003 - 50th Street Vermilion, Alberta T9X 1M6 HEARTS AND HANDS Reaching out to families & individuals PHONE ONLY 780-581-0521 Leave a message and we will return your call (No text or email) We will provide a gift of Food, Personal Items, Cleaning Products, Baby Formula and Diapers. MARTIN PLUMBING & HEATING LTD. Phone: 780-853-5853 Fax: 780-853-5866 4916 50 AVENUE, VERMILION, AB T9X 1A4 18,000 plus potential customers will see your ad HERE!! Call 780-853-6305 vermilionvoice@gmail.com Prices as low as $18.50 a week for a 1 Year Contract or call us for 6 or 3 month Pricing vermilionvoice@gmail.com 780-853-6305 Promote Your Corporate Card Here www.vermilionvoice.com 780-853-6305 Looking for the Purr-fect advertisement?

St. Jerome’s Catholic School News

Submitted Anna Svenungard

On Thursday, January 12, the Grade 6s travelled to Vermilion Elementary School to take part in VIBE (Vermilion Is Being Empowered) Day. VES hosted our class as well as the grade 6s from Mannville school. Students were assigned groups that included children from all three schools. As the day progressed, the students learned valuable tips on how to take care of their physical and mental health. Mindfulness & relaxation, team building, nutritional snacks, and information about the negative effects of vaping were just a few of the sessions the students attended. What a great day filled with information and meeting new friends! Thank you to our friends across the field at VES for hosting this exciting day.

Thursday, January 18th was also a day filled with learning for our students

in grades 6-9. Cora DeVos is the parent of a student at STJ, but when she came to present last week, she came to tell us her story and show us her incredible artwork. Cora is a Metis woman; she has Inuit and French in her lineage. Both her mother and grandfather attended residential school and, as a result, lost much of their aboriginal language and culture. Cora kept in contact with her childhood best friend in Cambridge Bay. Years ago, Cora’s best friend became one of only 3 women in Canada (at that time) to have the traditional Inuit face tattoos. Ultimately, her friend became a tattooist in this tradition in order to keep this important piece of Inuit culture alive. Kakiniit is the name of these tattoos, done almost exclusively among women. These tattoos are given by the women to mark a girl’s transition to womanhood. Each tattoo holds sacred and symbolic meanings. Cora eventually became a professional photographer, and

when her old friend began tattooing more women she invited Cora to come and take pictures of the women to gift them as a special keepsake. Since then, these two women have worked together to keep Indigenous culture alive and current. Inspired by the music video “Zombie,” by the Cranberries, Cora began using gold in her photographs. This led to her “Gold Series,” pieces from which are on display in museums in Vancouver, Poland, and Iceland. Cora has also had a book published of these beautiful photographs, entitled “Reawakening.” What a fantastic opportunity for us all to learn more about the Metis and Inuit cultures, and to discover the history and legacy that these talented Indigenous women are weaving

as they combine aspects of traditional and contemporary in life and art.

Up and Coming:

-No School for students Jan. 30 & 31 (Semester Turnaround)

-February 1- First Day of Semester Two

-February 14th- Valentine’s Day Celebrations

-February 15th- 100th Day of School!!

-February 16 & 17- No School for Students (Teacher’s Convention)

-February 20th- Family Day, No School

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

JR ROBSON SCHOOL Vermilion

Administrative Assistant

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS:

J. R. Robson School requires a full-time Administrative Assistant. Applicants must have a minimum of a Certificate or Diploma in O ffice Administration from an accredited college.

For more information, please check out full listing at www.btps.ca under the career tab.

CLOSING DATE: Until a suitable candidate is selected. 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.

Student leadership is at the heart of what we do at Lakeland College. Join a team that thrives on challenging, meaningful work. Help our students take the lead not only into the future, but today.

Student leadership is at the heart of what we do at Lakeland College. Join a team that thrives on challenging, meaningful work. Help our students take the lead not only into the future, but today.

Casual Library Clerk - 1431

Student leadership is at the heart of what we do at Lakeland College.

Student leadership is at the heart of what we do at Lakeland College. Join a team that thrives on challenging, meaningful work. Help our students take the lead not only into the future, but today.

Student leadership is at the heart of what we do at Lakeland College. Join a team that thrives on challenging, meaningful work. Help our students take the lead not only into the future, but today.

Manager, Animal Health Clinic - 1424 Program Coordinator, Animal Health Technology Blended - 1425

Join a team that thrives on challenging, meaningful work. Help our students take the lead not only into the future, but today.

Manager, Animal Health Clinic - 1424 Program Coordinator, Animal Health Technology Blended - 1425

Human Resources Assistant - 1415

All quali ed candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found other individuals will be considered. Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

All quali ed candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found other individuals will be considered. Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Manager, Animal Health Clinic - 1424 Program Coordinator, Animal Health Technology Blended - 1425

All quali ed candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found other individuals will be considered. Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

All quali ed candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian

All quali ed candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found other individuals will be considered. Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

or permanent residents cannot be found other individuals will be considered. Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

All resumes are to be submitted electronically on our website www.Lakelandcollege.ca

All

All quali ed candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found other individuals will be considered. Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

All resumes are to be submitted

All resumes are to be submitted electronically on our website www.Lakelandcollege.ca

All resumes are to be submitted electronically on our website www.Lakelandcollege.ca

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THIS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY VISIT LAKELANDCOLLEGE.CA

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THESE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES VISIT LAKELANDCOLLEGE.CA

All resumes are to be submitted electronically on our website www.Lakelandcollege.ca

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THESE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES VISIT LAKELANDCOLLEGE.CA

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THESE EMPLOYMENT

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FOR DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THIS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY VISIT LAKELANDCOLLEGE.CA Student leadership is at the heart of what we do at Lakeland Join a team that thrives on challenging, meaningful work. our students take the lead not only into the future, but Casual Library Clerk - 1431 All quali ed candidates are encouraged to apply; however, and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable citizens or permanent residents cannot be found other be considered. Those selected for an interview will be contacted. All resumes are to be submitted electronically on our website Now Hiring! For more information, or to apply, email michelle.parker@nutrien.com or visit jobs.nutrien.com Seasonal Logistics Coordinator Vermilion, AB (March to September) Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic for a busy uid hauling company located in Elk Point, AB. Duties include troubleshooting, performing repairs, and preventative maintenance on our eet of trucks and trailers. Applicant must be self-motivated and have good written and verbal communication skills. We o er competitive wages, full-time permanent positions, a regular work schedule, and company health bene ts package. To apply, email your resume and copies of your tickets to bmiller@hollowrivertransport.com EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
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Investing in your future. Together. Discover a better place to grow your career: a place that s caring, engaging and rewarding. We’re proud of our diverse culture of trust and respect. It s a culture guided by solid leadership and collaboration from every member of our organization. Terrace Koback an exclusive advisor of Co-operators, a leading Canadian-owned insurance and financial services company is looking for a qualified: Client Support Representative Vermilion, Alberta The opportunity As a Client Support Representative, you will provide friendly professional greeting and direction to our clients. You will also perform various administrative duties, including payment processing. If you are interested in a career with an exclusive advisor of Co-operators, send your resume to: Terrace Koback Financial Advisor Koback Enterprises Ltd 5135A 50 Ave Vermilion AB T9X 1A8 780-853-1700 koback enterprises ltd@cooperators ca cooperators ca/local/koback-enterprises
Cora DeVos, a talented Indigenous artist and photographer, came to present to junior high classes at St. Jerome’s Catholic School. Cora photographs women with traditional Inuit face tattoos and has her work displayed at museums throughout the world. Photo submitted
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