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The Vermilion Curling Club hosted 25 teams during the Jim Smith Junior Bonspiel on February 4-5.

One hundred youth grades 4 – 12 from Lloydminster, Wainwright, Elk Point, Innisfree, Mannville, Kitscoty, North Battleford and Vermilion gathered to play in the elementary, junior and senior divisions.

“Curling is a sport you can do all your life, and if you start early it’s easy to learn,” said Vermilion Curling Club Director, Doug McCrae.

This is their only junior bonspiel and it takes place right before school playoffs start that lead to provincial championships, so he said a lot of teams wanted to practice before entering the school competitions. They receive more fans at

this bonspiel than any other because it is a family event.

First year players on the Bluberries Team said that at first learning to curl was scary, but now they’ve started to understand it and be a little bit competitive. They said it is fun and they got to meet new friends, and learn new skills.

“Curling promotes an active lifestyle; no one gets hurt and you have a good time. We’ve seen some excellent curling; particularly at the high school level, there were shots like you’d see on TV,” said McCrae. “Our ice in Vermilion is very good curling ice. Thank you to Lawson Clyke and the others for getting the ice back in.”

Participants went on to enjoy a banquet and six sets of trophies were awarded in the different categories. Each individual curler received a prize, and McCrae said

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it was thanks to the great community support they received. The curlers were competitive but maintained a sportsman-

like attitude, shaking hands before and after each game, and he said they were all doing their best.

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Knights Of Columbus Pancake Breakfast

Lorna Hamilton


The Knights of Columbus held a pancake breakfast at St. Jerome’s school in the Fr. Cordeau Centre on January 29.

Knights of Columbus members prepared pancakes, sausages, ham, scrambled eggs and hash browns, as well as strawberries and whipped cream which you could have on your pancakes or for dessert. The breakfast is held the last Sunday of every month until the end of April.

This months proceeds were donated to the Catholic Women’s



The Catholic Women’s League participates in many community

volunteer programs, and would like to thank the Knights of Columbus and the community members who support

to the pain of losing you.

To us you were so special, what more is there to say?

You will always be in our hearts till we meet again someday.

Forever loved and sadly missed by Sheri & Kate, Mom & Dad, Travis, Janelle, Bree, Luke & Hannah, Lisa, Belle, Reece & Sadie, Dustin, Erin, Mia & Avery

Thank You

The family of the late Richard Gillow would like to thank Dr.Salumu and all the Vermilion Hospital staff for the care they gave to our Uncle Richard Gillow.


thank you to Curtis Anderson for all his compassion and help. Richard was one of a kind and will be greatly missed Richards Family

Gould of Calgary, Kristopher Gould of Lloydminster, Jessica Gould (Darryl Lambert) of Lloydminster; Great-Grandson Landon Gould; Sisters Jean Inman of Calgary He was predeceased by his Parents Albert and Gladys Gould; Brothers Lawrence (Chrisie) Gould and Lloyd (Betty) Gould; Brother-in-law Keith Inman In keeping with Gordon’s wishes cremation has taken place and a family service will be held in the spring If so desired donations in memory of Gordon may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Islay Assisted Living (5016-53rd Street, Islay, Alberta T0B 2J0) Or charity of donor’s choice The family wishes to thank the Islay Care Centre and the Wainwright Extended Care for the care they provided for our Father. A special thank you to the sta at Creech’s Lakeland Funeral Home for their professionalism, support and guidance during this time. We also wish to thank friends and relatives who expressed condolences through donations, sympathy cards and telephone calls.
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Knights of Columbus members and ladies from the Catholic Womens League. Photo Lorna Hamilton

Several prospective students enjoyed tours at Lakelend College at Lloydminster and Vermilion campuses during College Night on February 1.

The evening gave students from grades 10 – 12 and their families the opportunity to learn more about the post secondary process including how to apply, requirements, the admissions process, and available courses. Being after hours, it also gave them a chance to see the campuses and residences first hand, as well as gain extra information on transfer pathways or financial aid. Prospective students travelled from a two hour radius to to attend and begin their look into colleges, by taking tours with current student ambassadors.

“Our Lakeland College experience gives students an opportunity to learn through hands-on learning and meet industry professionals while on campus, whether through field trips, presentations, or career fairs,” said Enrolment Specialist, Danielle White. “For example, new and emerging markets including Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability are allowing for new careers and by creating those industry relationships,

College Night At Lakeland

students are able to envision a future they didn’t know existed.”

The Student Managed Farm –Powered By New Holland has been creating industry relationships for over 30 years, and she said some of those will be developed further at The Round Up Sale on March 25. Because of the expansion of the equine program, the sale will feature Purebred Red and Black Yearling Angus Bulls, Commercial Replacement Heifers, and Registered Quarter Horse Geldings.

Lakeland College offers over 50 programs in departments such as Human Services, Interior Design, Health and Wellness, Fire and Emergency Services, Trades and Technology, Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Business, Energy, Foundational Learning, University Transfer, or Online and Blended Learning.

Student Ambassador, Anissa Halbert is in her first year of Early Childhood Education and said, “The small class sizes make a huge difference. The fact that you get a lot of hands-on is also a benefit; because I work with children there is an on-site daycare, and a friend in Animal Health Technology works with a lot of animals assisting with actual veterinary proce -

dures. There are a number of students online, but I like the in-person classes because the staff here are so approachable. You can ask questions by phone or email, but their offices are always open and I like having teachers explain things in an unbiased way. I feel like I have an advantage because of the insight our professors have. With my program we get practicums every semester, and they help you get a job afterwards.”

Lakeland College will also be hosting Info Sessions in Lloydminster on March 3, and Vermilion on March 10. Their Tour Weeks will take place February 21-24 and April 11-14.

“Going to school helps you to form an interest in your future,” said White. “What do you want to do? Students come with a goal, say for farming or environmental studies, and get to dive into topics they are passionate about learning.”

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Learning To Knit And Crochet In Vermilion

Half a dozen people enjoyed the Drop-In Knit/Crotchet hosted by the Vermilion Public Library on February 1, and said the group is normally three to four times that size. Meeting every Wednesday 5:30 – 7 p.m. (except the last one each month), they work on individual projects, gaining tips from founder Fran Schaumlef -

fel. She said she donates her time to troubleshoot, the library donates the space, and everyone works at their own pace. They outgrew the room upstairs and wanted to stay later so they now meet in the basement, and she said it is come as you go style with no demand on attendance or subscription. Some crocheted, while others knitted, and some were practicing patterns from knitting books they had received for Christmas, while others were using ones they found online or learned from one another. Some of the works in progress included toques, mitts, sweaters, blankets, plant pot holders, and even a Cornish Pixie from the ‘Harry Potter’ books. One of the members noted that a lot of shows have corresponding knitting books (“For example, she said ‘Outlander’ has a whole series”) providing a whole other market for patterns and projects to make.

Beginner, 12-year-old Grace Freeman, has attended a few times and practiced her knitting stitches, learning to pool, as well as increase and


“I am here because I wanted to be; I wanted to try something new,” said Freeman.

“Knitting is made up of only two stitches - knitting and purl, and what you do with the combination of those will give you the different looks. Our young member is right at the basic, while other people are working on more intricate patterns,” said Schaumleffel. “Knitting and crocheting are like apples and bananas. I do it to keep myself busy, and am currently knitting socks.”

One of the members pointed out that knitting uses two needles, while crocheting only uses one hook. When crocheting you will only have one stitch on your hook at any time, while when knitting you can have up to up 300 stitches going for an afghan. In crochet she said, if you take your hook out it won’t fall apart; but in knitting if the needle falls out, you could lose the whole row.

Originally they said the hobbies

were done as a necessity, but now they are done as a journey to do something with your spare time or offer as a special gift to someone, and some felt they are becoming more popular again now.

“You can use artificial or natural fibres so it can become a costly hobby; the sky is the limit. A sweater could be $30 or $130, but it is all about the time and thought that is put in for someone special,” said Schaumleffel.

Several members were interested to watch as one of the members worked with a ball winder and a swift to turn the yarn from a skein into a ball. Schaumleffel recommended they work from the outside not the inside of the ball because she said when you work from the inside it collapses.

“Fran is so knowledgeable; she can answer all of the questions,” said a member.

Having enjoyed sharing their special hobbies together, they also went on to enjoy celebrating one of the member’s birthdays.

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Back row from left, Jeanne Hussey, Fran Schaumleffel, Jackie Crooks, and Lori Carlson. Front row from left, Grace Freeman, Sara Giesbrecht, and Anna Giesbrecht. Photo Angela Mouly

Cabbage and onions have major health benefits.

Research has shown that compounds in cabbage are converted to isothiocyanates that provide protection in our bodies from breast, bladder, prostate and colon cancer. A University of Otago study in New Zealand found that the isothiocyanates in cruciferous vegetable such as cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts and cauliflower can even cause cancer cells to destruct. A study in Poland found that women that consumed 4 servings a week of cabbage had significantly lower breast cancer rates than women who consumed only one serving a week. Regularly eating

Cabbage Rolls

raw or lightly steamed cabbage helps lower cholesterol. Cabbage is rich in antioxidants and exhibits anti-inflammatory properties in our bodies. Cabbage juice aids in the healing of stomach ulcers and improves digestive health. While we don’t usually think of cabbage as a source of vitamin C, it is interesting to note that 1 cup of cabbage provides 50 % of the daily recommended value of vitamin C and 91% of DRV of vitamin K. Amazingly cabbage also has omega 3 in the form of alpha linolenic acid. Cabbage scores low on the glycemic index, is low in carbohydrate and is a good choice to prevent blood sugar spikes. Cabbage has only 33 calories per cup, making it a perfect diet food that is packed with healthy vitamins. Red cabbage is a nutrient powerhouse with 6 to 8 times more antioxidant abilities than green cabbage. Onions are a

natural source of quercetin and chromium, which both assist in blood sugar control. Onions like garlic contain sulfur compounds that work to detox our bodies by binding to heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium and then escorting them out of the body. For 5 cups of cooked rice use 1 and 2/3 cups rice and 3 and 1/3 cups water. To the water add 1/2 teaspoon salt and a generous sprinkling of pepper.

Cabbage Rolls

1 head of cabbage

5 cups cooked and seasoned rice

1/2 cup cooked and chopped bacon

2 cups cooked hamburger

2 cups chopped onion

3 cloves garlic finely chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon dill

2 tablespoon bacon dripping or

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And the answer is…?

“I know! I know!” exclaims Johnny with barely suppressed excitement. His arm flies skyward in short, staccato bursts of wild energy, calculated to draw maximum attention from Teacher. His voice breaks beneath the burden of knowledge too vast to be borne by one small boy. His body quivers with this weight of understanding. He must be chosen to share! He MUST!

Johnny spares a glance toward his comrades. Are they showing the respect due him? Have they bowed to his superior intellect? Do they recognize his expertise? Have they slumped into their former criss-cross-applesauce position on the carpet, acknowledging his formidable intelligence, allowing him to take his rightful place—on center stage?


They all have their hands in the air too. Rats! Johnny comes up on his knees and wiggles his fingers higher, using his free arm to prop up the flagging one. His face contorts as he takes on the appearance of a drowning man in a sea of neglect and painful sorrow.

“Alright, Johnny,” Teacher says with a laugh. “I see your hand is up. What’s the answer to my question?”

“Question?” says Johnny. He falls back with a “huff” of surprise. A puzzled frown knits his brow. He is a former shadow of himself, a deflated mass of indecision and doubt.

There was a question? He taps a tiny finger on his temple. What strange sorcery

grade are so demanding.)

“Yes,” says Teacher, her smile becoming a trifle fixed, her eyes ever-so-slightly glazing over. “Didn’t you have your hand waving in the air so I’d pick you to answer the question?”

“I don’t know,” mumbles Johnny, a beaten man. “I forget.”

“That’s okay,” Teacher’s smile radiates benevolence. “We all forget sometimes.”

But, just before she moves on to the next student, Johnny revives! His eyes brighten, his body leaps to attention.

“I remember,” he shouts. Then, disregarding this ‘question’ nonsense the teacher is on about, he recalls what he really wanted to say. The sole purpose for his need to speak at this critical moment in time. His true calling, as it were. And after a slight pause for dramatic effect, he says…

“When’s home time?”

Last week, a special speaker came to our school. This

talented magician delivered lessons on showing kindness, empathy, and compassion to others by filling their buckets with positive words or thoughtful deeds. After his magic act was over, the floor was opened up for questions.

There were the predictable queries.

“How long have you been doing magic?”

“How did you do that trick with the rabbit?”

“Can I pet your bird?

But then there was a most unexpected question. Actually, more of a random state ment than anything. I loved it.

A tiny hand was lifted, and a shrill voice rose above the shuffling of many

melted butter

Cut out the bottom 2 inches of the core in the middle. Place the cabbage in a large pot, core down, add 3 inches of water, bring to a boil, cover and cook for 10 – 15 minutes. Combine the cooked rice, bacon, hamburger, onion, garlic, bacon fat and seasoning. Remove the cabbage from the pot onto a plate, and remove the leaves one by one. To make the cabbage rolls, cut a V out of the bottom core about 2 inches. Add 1 and half soup spoons of filling on the cabbage leave, and roll up from the bottom, folding in the sides. The leaves in the center of the cabbage that are too small for cabbage rolls, can be placed on the bottom of the casserole dish. Place in a covered casserole dish. Pour 1/2 cup melted butter and 1/2 cup water over the cabbage rolls, cover and bake at 350 degree for 1 and 1/2 - 2 hours.

“My mom is making tomato soup for lunch.”

It’s hard to follow a line like that. And nearly impossible to respond to it other than to offer some form of congratulation and

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Every so often, I like to take a look at what was going on in Vermilion during a given time in its history. This week, I am looking at the first week of April 1950.

First, it was good news for the Vermilion Athletic Association, which had a very active minor hockey season. A total of 90 children took part in the pee-wee, midget and juvenile teams in the community. As the season had just ended, a banquet was held. After everyone had their fill of some great food, which included pork and beans, hot dogs, lots of pie, ice cream and chocolate milk, the awards were handed out.

Mayor Pilkie presented Bob Bentley, captain of the Rangers in the pee-wee

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ChatGPT’s proficiency in understanding

A Look At April 1950 In Vermilion

league, with the Columbia Theatre Trophy. His team finished at the top of the league, so they received the Northern Hardware Sheild as well.

There were several short hockey movies shown at the banquet, and everything ended with watching several minutes of the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers.

A cold weather exercise was held in Vermilion as well when the A and B Companies of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment came to town for training. The troops left Vermilion by loaded toboggans and they pitched camp near Lipsey’s Spring. The men cooked a meal over an open fire, which consisted of pork and beans and bully beef.

Lot of people having pork and beans that week.

B Company had an unsuccessful attack against the A Company position, as they

attacked through heavy snow but were spotted by A Company scouts.

Lastly, Shirley Romanchok, a 16-yearold girl in the area, was able to sell a song to a firm in the United States. She received a cheque for $20, amounting to $237.36 today. She hoped to write many more songs in the future.

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ChatGPT’s massive training dataset plays a crucial role in its ability to gener-

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Boosting Brain Wellness

Angela Mouly Reporter

Town of Vermilion Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) partnered with the Vermilion Rural Mental Health Project to host an information session at the Vermilion Senior Centre on January 31, 2023. The participants of this session were provided with a nutritional lunch provided by Lasting Impressions. Caroline McAuley, Dietitian with Alberta Health Services highlighted the benefits of a balanced nutritional diet to promote brain wellness. For example, in our area it is suggested that we need to

take a Vitamin D supplement during the months of October to April due to the lack of sunshine. We were reminded of the relationship of our daily intake of nutritional foods and our overall health. We discussed food myths and small steps to improve our diets. An interesting fact shared, was that seniors require more protein to reduce the loss of muscle mass in our golden years!

If there is other topics of interest that seniors would like more information about contact Senior Support Coordinator, Shirley McRobert at 780.581.2414 or email smcrobert@vermilion.ca.

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Allied Arts Presents Martin Kerr

Lorna Hamilton


The Vermilion Allied Arts is featuring the Martin Kerr Trio at the Lakeland College Alumni Theatre in Vermilion on February 12.

Kerr was born and raised in Britain, but currently resides in Edmonton and has become a fixture to the summer scene drawing huge crowds to his street performances and has sold thousands of CD’s from his guitar case. Martin has also performed in some of the finest concert halls, major international conferences, and places of worship of various faiths, folk clubs and numerous house concerts across North America.

According to his website https://www.

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martinkerrmusic.com/ Martin didn’t allow the shut downs from COVID-19 to deter him from spreading music and hope.

“Martin Kerr might be the only artist in the world to have played 400 live shows during the pandemic. When COVID-19 cancelled all his touring and festival plans for the foreseeable future, he launched his now signature Stay Home Street Concerts as a way of continuing to bring music and joy to the people who needed it the most. From driveways, balconies, and front lawns, every show finished with the whole street singing ‘You’re Amazing’, the uplifting, instantly singable hit from Kerr’s latest album,” states the site.

Martin’s music style is described as genre-hopping from folk to hip-hop, pop, soul, and funk and back to his intimate

singer-songwriter vibe. When listening to Martin’s music it will make you tap your feet and clap your hands when bringing you on a journey of highs, but can also bring you to a place of peace, contentment and inspiration when he performs songs such as ‘Undiscovered Geniuses.’

“Martin has visited over 30 countries and believes passionately in the oneness of all races and religions. During his travels, he spent a year teaching music

to preschoolers in Beijing. The dozens of songs he wrote there are now used in hundreds of schools around China to encourage the virtues of courage, patience and kindness,” according to The Allied Arts write up on Martin Kerr. Tickets are available through e-transfer at vermilionalliedarts@gmail.com or available for purchase at Fantasy Flowers on Mainstreet Vermilion at the rate of $25 per ticket.

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On January 25, 2023, the Village of Mannville and Joey & Jackie Nafziger of Obvious Enterprises made a joint donation of $1,200 to the Mannville School Hot Lunch Program. Pictured back row from left, Kim DeFord (Mannville School), Jackie Nafziger (Obvious Enterprises), Mayor Rex Smith (Village of Mannville), Lisa Wright (Mannville School). Middle and front row, Students of Mannville School. Photo submitted


The Vermilion Ridge Riders Snowmobile club in conjunction with the Straightline Snowmobile Racing Associate (SRRA) brings Snowmobile Drag Racing back to Vermilion February 11th. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and racing is scheduled to start between 11 a.m. and noon. Races take place at the east end of the Vermilion Airport. Access will be at the intersection of 48th Ave and Range Rd 63. Spectators will be able

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to view the races from either side of the track and the results will be broadcast on FM radio.

The SSRA sanctions 10 events a year throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan with racers competing for event prize money and points towards season totals and bigger prizes. Classes range from the 120 mini sleds right up to Outlaw where anything goes. We are hoping for 100 racers and many will bring more than one machine.

“There will be a concession stand and beer gardens at the event. Attendees must bring cash as this is a cash only event,” said Warren. There will be four lanes of racing with the modified sleds reaching speed of 100 mph in only 500 feet. But it’s not just for the pros. Want to see how fast your sled is? There will be an amateur class where all you need is a tether cord and a DOT approved helmet. Racers can preregister at https://www.racessra.com/

There is a fee to enter.

The Ridge Riders would like to thank the Town of Vermilion and Vermilion Flying Club for allowing this to happen at the airport and Vermilion Provincial Park for the use of a groomer. As well special thanks to the many sponsors.

Anyone interested in helping with this event or for more information contact Warren at 780 581 0716.

Admission is $10 per person or $25 for a family.

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Save The Date - Indoor Rowing Day In Canada Is Back

Peter Walsh


You are invited to be part of this exciting national event by getting on a rowing machine and rowing on Saturday, February 11, 2023 between 9 a.m. and noon where you live.

Indoor Rowing Day is open to everyone, from Olympians to first-timers, CrossFitters to you on your home rower. Every kilometre counts as we attempt to travel 5,514 kms from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

It’s easy to take part. We would love to hear what you have planned. Or just join us on the day.

Send us photos and videos when you start and finish. And add to the National Tally by emailing us your number of participants and total kilometres rowed.

Newfoundland and Labrador will kick us off in style, as they have since our first event in 2020.

Last year, we had all 10 provinces partic-

ipating, with 343 participants and 3,370 kilometres, with the COVID-19 pandemic still putting a damper on group events.

In our first year, in February 2020, Canadian rowers proved they were more than up to the challenge as the tally for the day was an impressive 7,567km, exceeding the coast to coast goal by 2,053km.

Our goal in 2023 is to beat our 2020 numbers! Let’s do this Canada.

Let us know what we can do to help you set up your unique Indoor Rowing Day event. Then contribute your photos, videos, participant numbers and total kilometres rowed to our national tally as we go from coast to coast to coast!!

For more information, send us an email: indoorrowingdayincanada@gmail.com

Co-organizers Nancy Russell, Rowing Prince Edward Island, Peter Walsh, Alberta Rowing.

On behalf of the Provincial Advisory Council (PAC), you can follow us on social media:

U7 Tigers Tournament

The U7 Vermilion Tigers hosted eight teams during their home tournament February 3-4. Four teams were from Vermilion, and the others were from Mannville, Bonnyville, Vegreville, and Battle River (Sedgewick/Killam).

Each team played three games, and one of four tournament coordinators, Kaitlyn MacKinnon, said at this age they don’t keep score, but just have fun and play.

“These children go and give it their all every time they hit the ice; honestly, I think you see the most heart for hockey at this age. Because they put

everything they have out there, and they also like waving at the stands, it’s kind of fun to watch,” said MacKinnon.

She felt it’s important to let children try hockey or another activity so they can try to find a passion. It’s also a big social thing for the children, she said. McKinnon thanked the teams for their support, the officials, as well as the parents who she said are obviously a big part of it. She went on to thank the community and said they had a lot of great sponsorship and people’s support that way as well.

“The only way to run a successful tournament is with everyone’s help,” said MacKinnon.

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Alberta QEII Platinum Jubilee Medal Ceremony In Vermilion


The Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal (Alberta) was created to mark the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s Accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada.

To celebrate this historic event, the Medal program recognizes outstanding service from Albertans who, like The Queen, have dedicated themselves to family, community, and country.

7,000 Albertans in total will receive the medal, a figure based on the number of Albertans recognized in the 2005 Alberta Centennial Medal

and the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Medal Program.

Many discrete sectors within the province, e.g. health and emergency services, were allocated their own tranche of medals. Each sitting MLA was offered twenty medals to co-ordinate the awarding of within their own riding.

Calls for nominations went out locally via social media while the government of Alberta publicized the event provincially. Sadly, several worthy nominations had to be declined due to the twenty-medal limit.

On Saturday the 28th of January, at the Vermilion Royal Canadian Legion Branch, MLA Garth Rowswell

presented the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal (Alberta) to sixteen Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright constituents nominated for the award.

MLA Rowswell said, “I was disappointed when the Federal government elected not to issue a medal to mark this remarkable and conspicuous 70th anniversary. I believed the issuing of medals provided a unique opportunity for Canada, through its Sovereign, to formally recognize the many unsung heroes and heroines who contribute so much to our communities. I considered this particularly important as we emerged from challenging years during which community life was


My disappointment would have been made more poignant by the passing of Her Majesty the Queen.

Thankfully that disappointment was averted by Alberta, and many other provinces, striking their own medals. I was humbled when reading the testimonials sent in to support the nominations. The recurring characteristic in those testimonials was that of “Service before Self”, something the late Queen was herself the exemplar of.

Today I have the immense privilege and pleasure to present medals to sixteen people who, in the opinion of their peers, have made a significant contribution to our community.”

Family members were invited to attend along with Mayors and Reeves of the communities from which the medal winners hail.

The ceremony was a dignified and enjoyable affair, and a moving tribute was paid to Her Majesty, the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Those attending enjoyed a delicious beef supper. Garth would like to thank Bre and her staff at the Legion for their warm hospitality on the day.

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Vermilion 4-H Beef Club Update


The new 4-H year started off on October 11, 2022 with many old and new faces in attendance. We want to thank Webbs for allowing us use of a space for meetings, as without such donations many clubs wouldn’t be able to function. This will mark the Club’s 53rd year and it is turning out to be a great one. This year there are Thirteen registered members and an amazing nine cleaver members coming up.

In November the members all brought their project animals to Rusty Stalwicks for weigh-in, where the animals are all retagged with 4-H tags and weights recorded for progress tracking. The members will be showing these animals at the Vermilion Fair Grounds on May 27-29 with the steer sale on May 29 after the championship class.

December was a very fun month. The Cleaver members had a tour of the Lakeland College’s new Dairy Barn, while cows were being milked. The highlight was the baby calves and watching the milking. The whole group had a Christmas party in which Food bank donations were collected and a Chinese gift exchange brought out every -

one’s competitive side.

January saw the members working on the 4-H motto “Learn to do by doing”, taking guest speaker Charlotte Wasylik’s public speaking presentation and putting it into action. Each of the members and Cleavers wrote and presented their speech or presentation to a panel of judges on January 27 at Lakeland College’s Mead Building. Congratulations to each of the members. This is a hard requirement for all 4-H members and is a great achievement for all just on completion. Acknowledgment to our winners who will be able to proceed now to District’s on Feb 26: Junior 1st Laytyn Pulyk, 2nd Edge Lehmann; Jr Presentation 1st Walker Westman; Intermediate 1st Paetyn Herzog, 2nd Halle Lehmann; Int. Presentation 1st Taylor Farkash and Jalynn Westman; Senior 1st Rylan Lehmann, 2nd Raylee Martin. Good luck to everyone at Districts!!

Next up for the club is special events such as you Be the Judge Feb 4 at Lakeland College, Curling and more learning centered field trips. The Club will also be doing a bottle drive this year for a fundraiser so let us know if we can come help you clean up your garage!

11 The Vermilion Voice | February 7, 2023 BuLL Breeders 40TH ANNUAL PERFORMANCE TESTED CHAROL AIS BULL SALE Tuesday, Februar y 21, 2023 | At the Ranch, Strome AB | 1:00 PM MST 200 T WO YEAR OLDS Philip & Marie Harty H: (780) 376-2241 C: (780) 385-5977 John & Myrna Rawe H: (780) 376-3598 C: (780) 679-7725 For Updates, Pictures, Videos and to view the Catalogue, visit WWW.RAWESRANCHES.C OM A LONG-STANDING PRO GRAM
Food Bank Donation Picture. Picture courtesy of Jesse Selte

Calf 911- When And How To Assist With A Difficult Birth



Most experienced producers can think of at least one instance when they were baffled by an unusual calving. Twins, backwards calves and other malpresentations can be very confusing and even overwhelming when you are on your own and doing your best to quickly solve a problem calving.

Advances in breeding and genetics, along with management and nutrition, have moved us ahead of the days when pulling calves was commonplace. But as is the case with anything involving a biological process, there are always anomalies and abnormalities.

Findings through the Western Canadian Cow-Calf Surveillance Network reported that the average level of assisted calving within herds was 4.9%. While that number may look small, 90% of producers assisted at least one calf during the previous calving season. Calving difficulties (dystocia) do occur and can have profound impacts on the bottom line.


BCRC’s Calving & Calf Management webpage

Calf 911 videos & checklists

When and How to Intervene

Intervening at the wrong time during calving can result in unnecessary stress, injury or even death of the cow and/or calf. Producers should be familiar with the normal sequence of calving. Every scenario is different, however once a water bag appears, a calf should hit the ground within one hour for cows or up to one and a half hours for a first-calf heifer.

A calving decision tree was devel -

oped in partnership with Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives (MBFI). It is a visual tool that can be used to help identify what the process of calving should look and feel like. The flow chart can also assist with step-by-step decision making when calving is not progressing normally. This information can help in making informed decisions and aid in communicating vital information to veterinary staff if veterinary care is required.

The flow chart follows the cow from the first stage of labour when subtle changes in behaviour and physical appearance first begin and progresses through until the calf is born. If signs of distress or abnormal presentations occur, steps for assessment and interventions are presented.

Timelines are also provided so that the cow is not allowed to labour too long, allowing for intervention to be sought out in time for a positive outcome for both the cow and calf. Timely assistance results in a 9% increase in the number of animals cycling at the onset of the breeding season and a 14% increase in the fall pregnancy rate. Furthermore, timely assistance will increase the chance of a live calf if a cow does have dystocia.

When planning for calving season, the calving decision tree is an excellent resource to keep close at hand, in the barn and with your calving supplies. If a cow needs assistance, it is helpful to have easy and quick access to simple and accurate information when and where you need it.

Thank you to the BCRC for allowing the reprinting of this article. www. BeefResearch.ca

12 The Vermilion Voice | February 7, 2023 BuLL Breeders Les & Karen Holloway Ph: 403-882-3416 Cell: 403-740-0380 Instagram: @Hollowayherefords Anthony & Samantha Plett Sale Barn at Holloway Farms 13215 HWY 599, Castor, AB HOLLOW 7D BIG TIME 143J HOLLOW 220D TRUMP 195J Bull Sale February 14, 2023 - 1:00 pm MST at the farm Selling: www.hollowayfarmsltd.ca HOLLOW 146F CAHILL 43J HOLLOW 143F BJ 119J 13th Annual Rancher’s 60 Two Year Old Purebred Horned and Polled Hereford Bulls 10 Purebred Bred Heifers Online catalogue: www.hereford.ca or www.hollowayfarmsltd.ca Videos and catalogue online at DLMS Visitors Always Welcome Polled Horned Polled Horned Sale Opens - Feb 15, 2023 Closes Feb 16, 2023 1:00 PM MST Racehorse Style At the Farm - Clyde, AB or Online via DLMS FarmGate Timed Auctions Join Us On Farm or Online! Ranch Raised & Rugged 3 miles East of Clyde on Hwy. 18 then 2.5 South on RR 244 ~or~ 5 Miles East of Hwy 2 on TWP Rd 594 then 1/2 mile South on RR 244 Norm & Joanne Parrent Box 111 Clyde, AB T0G 0P0 Ph: 780-348-5835 Fax: 780-348-5839 Norm Cell: 780-307-6586 Mike Grimmeyer: 780-307-3385 jonomnherefordranch@gmail.com grimm1@mcsnet.ca Offering 45 Polled & Horned Hereford Bulls & 35 Bred Females 6 Fancy Baldie Open Heifers View the Bulls any time at the farm! Catalogue Online at www.dlms.ca

Cornerstone Co-op To Make A Big Impact On This Year’s Mental Health Campaign

Cornerstone Co-op


In 2021, Cornerstone Co-op recognized the struggles communities were facing around mental health and addiction and partnered with the Alberta Mental Health Foundation (AMHF) to launch a new Campaign known as Communities in Mind. Since then, the campaign has raised $18,000 in 2021, and $20,000 in 2022 with all funds staying local and used for mental health programs and initiatives within and around their St. Paul, Elk Point, Vermilion, Wainwright, Dewberry, Mannville, Provost and Two Hills communities.

“This is a huge accomplishment for our local communities and for our Cornerstone Co-op teams in general,” said Jordyn Prior, Marketing & Community Engagement Manager of Cornerstone Co-op. “Partnering with the AMHF the last two years has allowed us to make an important impact by helping those who need it most. We can’t thank our owners, customers, and team members enough for all the support they’ve given to thus far campaign to help make life better in our communities.”

How the campaign works:

Throughout the Month of February, community members have the opportunity to purchase a branded paper heart at each check-out and write a heart-felt message which is then displayed at each of the Cornerstone Co-op Food Stores, Home Centres, Gas Bars, and Liquor Store locations.

This year, Cornerstone Co-op looks to make an even bigger impact on mental health and has partnered with 4 other

local Alberta Co-ops including Westview Co-op, Wild Rose Co-op, New Horizon Co-op and Central Alberta Co-op.

Local organizations/coalitions etc. can apply for these funds by reaching out to their local AHS Facilitator. In 2021, the funds were used in Cornerstone’s local communities to assist with programs and tools that focus on education and awareness, programs and prevention and early intervention. Some of the programs and tools that have been created or supported by the previous year’s funds include youth coping toolkits, Helpline Magnets, psycho-educational programming, “Simple Connections, Stronger Families” Open Oven Night, Competency Building Workshops, a new mental health library, community BBQ’s, education on alcohol and vaping, etc.

Those that are interested in the full two-page funding report can reach out to jordyn.prior@cornerstone.crs or visit cornerstonecoop.crs for more information.

Cornerstone’s 2023 Communities in Mind Campaign will start Monday, February 6th and end Friday, March 3rd.

About Cornerstone Co-op

Cornerstone Co-op services a trading area of 300,000 squared kilometres in rural Eastern Alberta. Built by founders of legacy community Co-ops, Cornerstone makes life better in the spirit of co-operation, by enhancing the quality of life in its eight communities (St. Paul, Elk Point, Mannville, Dewberry, Two Hills, Vermilion, Wainwright and Provost). Our Team Members focus on providing world class Co-op experiences for our 32,000 active owners at 24 locations as a regional Co-op.

13 The Vermilion Voice | February 7, 2023 BuLL Breeders Requ t a catalogue today! SALES MANAGEMENT Sco @bohrson.com Office 403.519.3515 www.bohrson.com HOEGL LIVESTOCK LTD. Murry and Lyne e & family Lynne e 780.205.3742 Mur 306.821.1205 hoeglfarms2@sasktel.net ROBB FARMS LTD. Trevor and Gary Robb Trevor 780.205.0226 Gary 780.205.1744 trevorrobb@hotmail.com NGDB 5k NGDB 26K LRX 147K LRX 66K JJP 55K JJP 62K NGDB 93K LRX 14K JJP 16K GREENWOOD CATTLE Sco , Jackie, Jayden & Jaxon Payne Sco 306.825.4328 Jay 306.821.2260 Jax 306.830.0456 greenwoodlimo@mcsnet.ca www.greenwoodca le.com MUSCLE. FERTILITY. DOCILITY. YIELD. BOX 1326 STETTLER, AB T0C 2L0 MURRAY 403-742-9813 TYLER 403-741-9571 Murray, Bev, Kallie, Tyler & Claire, Noah, Bryce & Annie 777cattle@gmail.com WWW.STEWARTLIMOUSIN.COM HE SELLS SFL 159J (LOT 19) AT THE FARM (SE OF STETTLER) U S MONDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2023 BULL SALE

Farmcash Opens Spring Application To Western Canadian Producers To Help Their Farms Succeed Amid Rising Interest Rates



Starting today, February 1, 2023, agricultural producers across Western Canada can apply without needing to leave their farm for a FarmCash advance of up to $1 million and receive the first $250,000 interest-free to improve their long-term profitability. Due to rising costs of farm inputs and interest rates, last June, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada increased the interest-free portion from $100,000 to $250,000 for the 2022-2023 program years to support Canadian agricultural producers.

With more-than-double-theincrease to the interest-free limit and a new autofill feature that makes applying quicker and easier than ever, there has never been a better time than this spring for producers to use FarmCash to support their farm’s success.

Although FarmCash, an administrator of the Advance Payments Program, provides significant interest savings in

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the form of an advance, FarmCash is also a cash flow management tool that increases farm purchasing power, acts as a bridge gap, and supports producers facing untimely challenges during the production year such as vet bills and unexpected weather.

“As we head into spring, farmers are adjusting their farm business plans in light of the drastic price increases we have seen to key cropping tools such as equipment and fertilizer, and even in land prices relevant to cattle producers,” says Greg Sears, farmer and chair of the Alberta Wheat Commission. “We are proud to offer FarmCash to producers of all sizes of operations to help them succeed and get their production year off to a good start.”

Although producers cannot receive funds on their submitted applications until the new Advance Payments Program year (April 1, 2023), today’s spring application opening date is the earliest yet for FarmCash and speaks to its dedication to better service western Canadian producers.

easy calving bulls for first calf heifers

• 58 red and black easy calving yearling bulls on test (65-85 pound BWs)

• Less than 1% assist rate in over 32,000 home-raised and commercial heifers

• Six month breeding soundness guarantee

An easy calving, stress-free spring is just a phone call away!

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“Producers should know they have options for farm financing in preparation for the new production year, and with spring around the corner, they can line up their cash flow before the busyness of calving and spring seeding,” says Syeda Khurram, chief operating officer of FarmCash. “Our goal is to provide excellent service

Easy Calving Angus Hybrid Bulls for Heifers

Charlton Cattle Co. has more than 40 years’ experience raising only easy calving bulls for first calf heifers

• 58 red and black easy calving yearling bulls on test (65-85 pound BWs)

• Less than 1% assist rate in over 32,000 home-raised and commercial heifers

Six month breeding soundness guarantee

An easy calving, stress-free spring is just a phone call away!

Contact Daryl at 780-806-1229



and support, from application to repayment 18 to 24 months later, while supporting farm success.”

Producers can apply for FarmCash online at FarmCashAdvance.com or by mail, fax or phone and receive their funds in as few as three to five business days following the start of the new program year. FarmCash is available on over 50 commodities, including crops, honey and livestock. The

interest-bearing portion of a FarmCash advance is subject to the lowest lending rate available across administrators of TD prime minus 0.75 per cent.

The Advance Payments Program is a federal loan program administered by the Alberta Wheat Commission. It offers Canadian farmers marketing flexibility through interest-free and low interest cash advances.

14 The Vermilion Voice | February 7, 2023 BuLL Breeders DBD-VermV-23.indd 1 2/1/2023 3:48:52 PM Ulrich Herefords produced 5 sires in the top 1% of the whole GrowSafe (Vytelle) database, and 13 sires in the top 10% (well over 270,000 animals worldwide). Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Watch for sons, daughters, grandsons, & granddaughters of CREDITOR 77C Box 843, CLARESHOLM, ALBERTA T0L 0T0 FROM CLARESHOLM: 8 mi (12.8 km)E on Hwy 520, 4m (6.4 km) N on RR 255 & 1/4 mile E on TWP 132 PETER ULRICH (403) 625-1036 AGA 18Z ZOOM STAN CREDITOR 77C ULRICH HEREFORD RANCH INC peter@ulrichherefords.com www.ulrichherefords.com At Balog Auction Lethbridge, AB Approx 60 bulls and 25 bred heifers Sale Catalogue & Videos available at ulrichherefords.com
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February 2023....This is the month we take our piggy banks around to participating businesses. It is our annual fundraiser. This year we will give the businesses the option of keeping the banks on hand for longer or March pickup. Last year 5 businesses kept them on a permanent basis and have called us when they need to be changed out. (Thank you to them) February was chosen because our very first crisis delivery was on Valentines Day 2016,

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but the weather over the years has made it challenging for pickups.

We recently received 45 prs. of socks and a few other items from Mainstreet Hardware for our free winterwear and coat giveaway. They have had a sock drive for the last few years and patrons purchase them. We are grateful to have been the recipients. We keep the winter giveaway store open for three months and then availability is by appointment only by phoning 780-581-0521.



GUNS WANTED: Firearms, Ammo, Entire Collections, Estates – Auction OR We Buy You Out! Call: Kevin, Katrina or Tegan 780-842-5666. Scribner Auction, Wainwright, Alberta. Website: www.scribnernet. com.

Buildings For sAle


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Business opportunities

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Feed And seed

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$50-A-Week Winners

January 3 – Stacey Hryciuk

January 10 – Cole & Jolene Goad

January 17 – Kevin Martin

January 24 – Gerald McCormack

January 31 – Siobhan Fundytus

We were able to obtain a large number of quarts of spray liquid (not gel) sanitizer this past fall, and are giving it out with the deliveries. We suggest it can be used to clean many items in your home such as taps, counters and sinks and more. Because it is alcohol based liquid, it dries quickly and does not leave a sticky residue.

Helpful hint: This month it is about canned vegetables and leftovers. Most drained canned vegetables, rice, potatoes, and cooked pasta, can be frozen in a baggy.

Light, Bugs, Spring Thrashed....Barley, Wheat, Oats, Peas, Flax, Canola. “On Farm Pickup”. Westcan Feed & Grain 1-877-250-5252.


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Derwent and District Agricultural Society & Derwent Golden Age Club presents

at the Derwent Hall on Center Street

Live Band - Silent Auction - Dinner & Dance

Advanced Tickets $30 for Adults ($35 at Door)

Advanced Ticket Deadline February 16, 2023

Kids Tickets (6-12) $15

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Do not sign contracts or get involved in any uncertain financial deals. Don't jump as quickly as you usually do. Sudden changes regarding your domestic scene are probable.


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16 The Vermilion Voice | February 7, 2023 Business CArds VERMILION AND AREA BUSINESSES VERMILION AND AREA HOME BUSINESSES 44 Implore 45 Seven 30 Toddler 65 Eye infection 68 Legume Solution Page 15 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 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 GIVING A VOICE TO YOUR LOCAL STORIES

Second in the Senior High Division of the 2023 Jim Smith Memorial Junior Bonspiel: Team Bauldic from Lloydminster/North Battleford (with presenter Val Smith).

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Winners of the junior high division and overall top points in the 2023 Jim Smith Memorial Junior Bonspiel. Blessed Sacrament School grade 8 team from Wainwright. Val Smith (presenter) Geoff Grundy, Ian McCabe, Brady Newman and Amy Ferron.


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The County of Minburn No. 27 is seeking individuals for the following five summer youth positions located in Vegreville, Alberta: Administrative Support (Two Positions)

Dust control applications will now be accepted until May 15, 2022 (deadline) as per County Policy OP 9001-01, Dust Control with Calcium and Oil on Roads in Front of Yard Sites

Agricultural Service Board Assistant (Two Positions)

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Employment Term: May 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023

If you have any questions, please call the Operations Office at (780)632-2082, Ext. 3

Salary Range: $17.00 - $21.00 per hour (depending on qualifications and relevant work experience)

Applications are available at the County of Minburn Website: www.minburncounty.ab.ca

For detailed information including position requirements and qualifications, please visit the County website at minburncounty.ab.ca

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No. SS01-2223-SOH) East Central Alberta Catholic Separate School Division invites applications for the position of 1 0 FTE Administrative Assistant for School of Hope in Vermilion, Alberta The School of Hope is an on-line school with an office located in Vermilion Alberta serving students in Grades 1-12 in both Teacher Directed Online Learning and Parent Directed Home Education programs This position involves but not limited to the following duties: • Assisting new families throughout the year who are inquiring by phone or email about the School of Hope and its programs. Assisting new families with the registration process. Verifying registrations for completeness and processing them Working as a team on various office duties as seasonal needs require. Duties as assigned by the school administration Education: Post-Secondary Certification in Office Administration High School Diploma/Equivalent • 2 years of experience in related position is preferred • Working knowledge of computer applications (Google Apps-Suite/Microsoft applications) • Experience or knowledge of Power School is an asset • Experience or knowledge of Online Learning or Home Education is not essential but considered an asset Interested applicants must fill out the Support Staff Application Form found on our website (ecacs.ca) and must include a cover letter and send it to: Competition No. SS01-2223-SOH East Central Alberta Catholic Separate School Division 1018 – 1st Avenue Wainwright, AB T9W 1G9 Email: reception@ecacs16.ab.ca In applying for this position, it is understood that East Central Catholic Separate School Division has permission to contact references or any past or present employers of the applicant Before orientation, the successful applicant MUST provide: a recent and clean Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Check a recent and clean Child Welfare Intervention Check a valid Social Insurance Number in the current legal name This competition will close when a suitable applicant is found East Central Alberta Catholic Separate School Division Administrative Assistant Upon successful completion of the probationary period, the employment will be a permanent position The position starts as soon as a suitable candidate is found and is subject to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 5352 Collective Agreement The School of Hope office operates through the summer months, so this is a full year position with standard applicable vacation days. 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)
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
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 Vermilion
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Second in the Junior High Division of the 2023 Jim Smith Memorial Junior Bonspiel: Elk Point Girls (with presenter Val Smith). First in the Senior High Division of the 2023 Jim Smith Memorial Junior Bonspiel: the DeRoo team from JR Robson High School, Vermilion (with presenter Val Smith). Second in the Grades 4-6 Division of the 2023 Jim Smith Memorial Junior Bonspiel: Vermilion Team #1 (with presenter Val Smith). Photos submitted Jim Smith Memorial Bonspiel First in the Grades 4-6 Division of the 2023 Jim Smith Memorial Junior Bonspiel: Vermilion Team #3 (with presenter Val Smith).

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Our February assembly took place on February 1. We started the assembly with the singing of O Canada and the reading of the Land Acknowledgement by Grade 6 students, Ben and Keifer. Fat Cat was present and dancing at our assembly. We thank Fat Cat and the Vermilion Credit Union for their vital role in our AR program and for continuing to be present in our assemblies. In AR for the month of January, we earned 1328.9 points, giving us a total of 6977.8 points to date. 2200 books and 5,623,562 words were read

in January. The top reader in division 1 was Gideon Williams with 19.5 points (Grade 3/4) and in division 2, it was Logan Freeman (5B) with 37 points. Congratulations to both boys. Grade 6 students, Taylor and Kinley shared information about our next Grandfather Teaching, which is Honesty. Honesty is saying what you mean and meaning what you say, as well as staying true to yourself. It is represented by the Sabe (Bigfoot or Sasquatch). The assembly ended with Mr. Haslehurst showing us some optical illusions to get us excited about the upcoming Science Fair.

On February 2, the Grade 3 students

in Mr. Haslehurst’s class finished explaining their homemade instruments. After that, they formed groups of 4-5 students and performed a song for the class. They should be very proud of their accomplishments.

On February 23, VES will be hosting our Celebration of Learning. Our hope is that this will present an opportunity for VES families to be more engaged in their child’s learning and school, to celebrate their child and all they have learned this year, to demonstrate the importance of education to their child, to be informed of what their child is learning at school, and to have fun and

connect with the VES school family. We hope to see lots of VES families in attendance.

Dates to Remember: Feb 10 –Grade 5 and 6 Band Clinic; Feb 14 –100th Day of School; Feb 16 and 17 –No School – Teachers’ Convention; Feb 20 – No School – Family Day; Feb 23 –Pink Shirt Day; Feb 23 – Celebration of Learning 5:00-7:30; Mar 1 – Dress up as a Superhero or a Super Hero; Mar 10 – BTPS Learning Day – No School; Mar 20-24 – Scholastic Book Fair; Mar 21 – Next School Council Meeting at 6:30; Mar 22 – Parent Teacher Interviews.

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Fat Cat visits VES for their February assembly. Photos submitted
Due To Overwhelming Success, We Are Starting A Third Sea-can! Accepting generous donations of: Children & Youth Books, School Supplies, Teacher Resources, Looseleaf Paper, Printer Paper are priority. Please no encyclopedias, magazines or textbooks For More Information Contact: Robin Sherwood 780 853-7255 or any Vermilion Rotarian. BOOKS FOR BELIZE Recycle Your Copy Paper Boxes Drop donations off at Vermilion Voice Office - 5006 - 50 Ave Proud Supporter of Vermilion Rotary
January 27 VES school wide breakfast.

Raynette Schroeder


J.R. Robson would like to thank the Park Plains ATA Local for providing us with the funds to purchase an AeroGarden. So far we have started lettuce, dill, cucumbers, zucchini, and tomatoes. We are now working to incorporate it into various courses in our school such as Foods, and Science 7.

J.R. Robson School & BTPS Italy & Spain International Field Trip 2024 will be on March 29 - April 6, 2024. It is open

J.R. Robson School News

to any BTPS grade 10-12 student, parent or staff member to join (as well as . There will be a Parent & student registration night on Monday, February 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm at JR Robson School, Vermilion. Please contact Lorne Maier at JR Robson School for information or questions (lorne.maier@btps.ca).

2023 Yearbooks are currently for sale! They are $40 each and personalization will be $2.50 per line. Please visit our school website for the link to order.

The Buffalo Trail Public School Super-

intendent’s Public Speaking Contest provides an opportunity for students in BTPS to be involved in an event that will display their public speaking abilities. The competition is meant to acknowledge the importance of public speaking as an essential skill for today’s youth. The contest is open to students who are currently enrolled in a BTPS school. Schools can nominate a maximum of 1 (one) candidate in each of the competition categories (A school level competition may be held to identify the candi -

dates to be nominated). If a JR Robson student is interested in participating, please see Mrs. Hart for more information.

Important Dates:

Feb 13: Italy & Spain Field Trip Registration Night at 7 pm

Feb 16 & 17: ATA Teachers’ Convention – no classes

Feb 20: Family Day – no classes

Mar 10: BTPS Learning Day – no classes

Apr 7-14: Easter Break – no classes.

Do you think Alber ta should exempt newspapers from EPR fees?

Other provinces have regulations whereby producers of waste packaging, like fast food companies and consumer packaged goods, pay levies to encouage them to reduce waste packaging The Alber ta government is developing a Provincial Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) framework with 100% industry funded programs for plastics, packaging, and hazardous household waste

Some provinces require newspapers, which are not packaging, to pay these fees Recognizing the impor tant role newspapers play in the community, Ontario exempted newspapers from these fees

Your community newspaper is at risk of being included

These fees will put your newspaper at risk We estimate that the cost to Alber ta newspapers to subsidize a province-wide recycling program could run as high as $2 million per year This could deal a crippling blow to local community papers that are already dealing with double digit increases in newsprint , ink, plates and postage costs


us by speaking to your MLA about the importance of your community newspaper as a product, it’s not packaging.

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Our school’s AeroGarden. Photos submitted Phys. Ed. Students had a fun time snowshoeing in the Park!
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