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Truly

Free

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&

MediaWorks

Advisor

MAY 2007 — VOL. 5 NO. 5 CIRCULATION 5,500500

The polite Canadian revolution

Internet - On October

26, 1992 nearly eight million

Canadians roundly rejected

what could have been the

most historic constitutional

agreement since Confederation.

Politicians and our elites

were somewhat shocked in

that The Charlottetown Accord

had been lauded by the

press. The expectation was

that Canadians would fall

Trade Fair this month

into line with mainstream

media exhortations, as was

previously the case in such

matters.

The Empire Club of Canada

wrote that “in his book,

The Canadian Revolution;

From Deference to Defi ance,

Peter C. Newman asserted

that the rejection of the Charlottetown

Accord was not a

(See Changes on page 30)

Don’t miss the Whitecourt Trade Fair May 11, 12, 13.

Details are on page 27 under community events..

Greencourt

destroyed

by fire in

1941

Special thanks to Henrietta

(McMillan) Tucker for

giving the Whitecourt Advisor

permission to publish her history

of Greencourt. All rights

of her work are reserved.

(Cont. page 12)

WhitecourtWeb.com

Have Your Say

Last month’s poll - How much

do you trust mainstream news

reporting on international

issues? a) Always 0% b) Mostly

19.1% c) Sometimes 23.4% d)

Rarely 29.8% e) What trust ?

27.7%

This month’s poll - Do you feel

our society in general is getting

better or worse as compared to

1970? a) Yes b) No

Vote at WhitecourtWeb.com

Monthly Quiz

The word addled means: a)

rotten; b) computed; c) curious;

d) unrepentant.

The answer is on page 30.

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3. DRAW: Three (3) winners shall be selected as follows:

a. On or around September 22, 2007 in Edmonton, Alberta at 1:00 p.m. MT, three (3) potential winners will be selected by a random draw from all eligible Entries received. Each entrant shall be eligible to win only one prize. The odds of being selected as a potential Winner are dependent upon the number of eligible Entries received. Before being declared a Winner, potential winner shall be required to answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question during a pre-arranged telephone call, and to comply with these Contest Rules.

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b. Prizes will be distributed within sixty (60) days after each Winner has been successfully contacted and notified of their prize and has complied with all Contest Rules and requirements.

c. All prizes must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred, assigned, substituted or redeemed for cash. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the described prize cannot be awarded for any reason.

PAGE 2 Whitecourt Advisor MAY 2007


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MAY 2007 Whitecourt Advisor PAGE 3

Showing some quack...

A duck walks into a job center and says to the man behind

the desk “Excuse me; I’m looking for a job. Can you help?”

The man can’t believe it and replies “hold on minute sir,

I’ll make some enquiries for you.”

The man then phones up a showbiz agency and explains Serving the

that there’s this amazing talking duck wanting a job and could oilfield for

the agent find him work in a show somewhere. Obviously the

over 30 years.

agent is excited and has no problem in finding a show for the

duck.

The man goes back to the duck and says “Good news sir,

I’ve found you job in show business.”

Call: (780) 778-6220

The duck replies “That’s no good, I’m a plumber.”

Too much of a good thing

WHITECOURT

A couple, desperate to conceive a child, went to their

priest and asked him to pray for them.

DECKING & RAILING

“I’m going on a sabbatical to Rome,” he replied, “and

Why repaint the deck year after year?

while I’m there, I’ll light a candle for you.”

When the priest returned three years later, he went to the MAKE IT LAST!

couple’s house and found the wife pregnant, busily attending WEATHERDEK

S.T.A.R.

to two sets of twins. Elated, the priest asked her where her Waterproof, Vinyl

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“He’s gone to Rome, to blow that candle out” came the 5 year warranty

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reply.

Monkeys at the zoo

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A policeman brought four boys before a judge.

“They were causing an awful lot of commotion at the

Xanadu Studio

zoo, your Honor,” he said.

“Boys,” said the judge sternly, “I never like to hear reports

of juvenile delinquency. Now I want each of you to tell

me your name and what you were doing wrong.” Jewellery

“My name is George,” said the first boy, “and I threw

peanuts into the elephant pen.”

“My name is Pete,” said the second boy, “and I threw OFF family

peanuts into the elephant pen.”

“My name is Mike,” said the third boy, “and I threw peanuts

into the elephant pen.”

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Who’s your

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Five year old Johnny was

lost, so he went up to a policeman

and said, “I’ve lost

my dad!”

The policeman said,

“What’s he like?”

Little Johnny replied,

“Beer and sports!”

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PAGE 4 Whitecourt Advisor MAY 2007

Coming in May

The Family

Tack Shop

Where serious riders buy their tack

In the Midtown Mall • (780) 778-1951

Gun Country

By Gwynne Dyer

You can imagine lots of countries

where a candidate for the presidency

might lie about owning a gun so as not to

alienate the voters, but only in the United

States would he lie and say he does

own a gun when he doesn’t. That was

Republican presidential candidate Mitt

Romney’s sin earlier this year -- and he

compounded it by claiming that he was

a lifelong hunter. Diligent reporters checked and found that

Romney had never taken out a hunting license anywhere.

(Where were they when President Bush claimed that Saddam

Hussein had “weapons of mass destruction”?)

The notion that the voters might punish a candidate for

not owning a gun would seem simply bizarre in most jurisdictions,

but it is a serious political reality in the United States.

That’s why hardly anybody in the US is using the latest mass

slaughter by some enraged loser (33 dead at Virginia Tech)

to argue for more gun control. There’s not even pressure to

renew the federal law banning the sale of assault rifles, which

was recently allowed to lapse.

Gun control is a dead issue in the United States, and it

isn’t coming back. There is a sound political reason for this,

and there is also a rational explanation for it (which isn’t the

same thing).

The political reason was simplicity itself: the Democratic

Party realised that it wasn’t going to win back a majority in

either house of Congress if it didn’t stop talking about gun

control. The party’s leaders looked at the political map after

the 2004 election, a sea of Republican red with a narrow strip

of Democratic blue on either coast, and realised that their

problem was more than just George W. Bush’s fatal charm.

They weren’t winning in “heartland” states because they were

seen as trying to take Americans’ guns away.

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There are other issues even in Montana, of course, but

enough people care passionately about their guns in Montana

that it’s hard to get elected there if you are seen as anti-gun.

So now the Democratic Party’s national platform commits it

to uphold the Second Amendment -- the right to keep and

bear arms -- and in the 2006 election it won both the Senate

seat that was being contested in Montana and the governorship

of the state, for decades a Republican stronghold.

The campaign manifesto of the new Democratic senator

from Montana, Jon Tester, claimed that he would “stand up to

anyone -- Republican or Democratic -- who tries to take away

(Continued on page 11)


s

Seltec

MAY 2007 Whitecourt Advisor PAGE 5

Computers

778-4501 #6 3702 37 Ave.

• Computer Sales & Service

• PC & Notebook Repair

• On-site Servicing

• Network Consulting

• Domain Hosting

• Wireless High Speed Internet

Our Shop is A+ Certified!

Town Council - Month in Review

April 11, 2007 - The Town of Whitecourt’s 2007 Operating

and Capital Budget has been approved. The budget,

totaling $45,076,037, includes a number of new services

and projects that will enhance our quality of life and ensure

long-term sustainability of the community. The Tax Rate

Bylaw will be brought forward for Council’s approval once

the education requisitions are established by the Province.

Highlights of the 2007 Budget will be published for residents’

information in the coming weeks.

In recognition of the 80th anniversary of the Royal Canadian

Legion Branch #44 in our community, the Town

of Whitecourt has designated 50th Street with the honorary

name of “Legion Street”. Street signs along 50th Street

will be replaced in the near future with signs showing both

names. The Legion is an important organization in our community,

and Whitecourt Town Council appreciates its contributions.

Whitecourt & District

Chamber of Commerce

May 11, 12, 13

25 th Annual

Trade Fair

At the Whitecourt Twin Arenas

Friday, May 11th ► 5 pm to 9 pm

Saturday, May 12th ► 11 am to 7 pm

Sunday, May 13th ► 11 am to 4 pm

Whitecourt Town Council has approved a $6,000 contribution

to the Whitecourt Japanese Exchange Program to assist

with travel expenses for a delegation planning to visit our

Twin Town, Kamiyubetsu, Japan this July. The Whitecourt

Japanese Exchange Program was developed several years

ago and has aided in providing school children from both

towns the opportunity to travel abroad to learn about a different

culture.

April 15 through 21 is Volunteer Week. This week recognizes

and honours residents who donate their time and

energy to fellow citizens and our community. Volunteers are

invited to attend the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on

Thursday, April 19 at the Whitecourt Seniors Circle from

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Call 778-6300 to pre-register.

April 24, 2007 - Whitecourt Town Council has reviewed

the land use designation for the property located at the corner

(Continued on page 6)

The Re/Max Hot Air Balloon

will be giving tethered TOONIE

BALLOONIE rides on Saturday!

(all proceeds to the Air Cadets of Whitecourt)

The Canadian Armed Forces

will be bringing a Coyote,

a Howitzer Gun & G-Wagon!

A Formula 1 Car from the

Edmonton Grand Prix Association

will be on site!

Plus much more!!!

5 & under

FREE

Admission

Just $ 3 .00


PAGE 6 Whitecourt Advisor MAY 2007

Celebrations

Your One Stop

Flower Shop

Fresh Flowers - Gifts

Balloons - Plants

Wire Service

Greeting Cards

Wedding Supplies

(780) 778-6700

5012 - 50 Avenue

SPRING CLEAN-UP

SERVICE SPECIAL

Call for details.

Book your

appointment today!

Midtown Mall 778-5665 www.whitecourtonline.com

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to rent?

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New house with 3 bedrooms.

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For more information

please call Hugh

at (780) 905-8771.

$

1600 .00 /month

of Poplar Drive and Mink Creek Road. The land is currently

identified as Neighbourhood Commercial in the Municipal

Development Plan and the Area Structure Plan, and Direct

Control in the Land Use Bylaw. After receiving a number

of concerns from area residents regarding the possible construction

of a commercial development, Town Council has

decided to eliminate the neighbourhood commercial use for

the site and initiated the process to re-designate the property

as medium density R-3.

This designation will allow for the development of

duplexes, tri-plexes, four-plexes or town housing. Town

Council felt the R-3 land designation would best meet the

needs and desires of the neighbourhood, and address Whitecourt’s

current affordable housing shortage. Administration

has been directed to prepare amendments to the Land Use

Bylaw, Municipal Development and Area Structure Plans,

which will be brought forward for Council’s review at a later

date.

Funktional

Life

Solutions

Donald Funk M.Sc., R.Psyc.

Clinical Psychologist

Issues commonly addressed:

couple conflict & communication,

depression, anxiety, addictions,

anger, abuse, trauma (PTSD), grief,

parenting/blended family issues,

work stress leave and

performance coaching

For confidential Whitecourt services

or to inquire if your company,

EAP, or insurance covers

counselling fees, phone

780.706.1340

Funktional

Sleep

Solutions

• CPAP & mask sales

• Respironics and

Res Med dealer

• Overnight sleep testing

• Treatment for sleep apnea

and restless sleep

Offices

Whitecourt ~ Red Deer

Mayerthorpe ~ Fox Creek

Edson ~ Hinton

Barrhead ~ Westlock

Services by appointment

780.778.6461

The 2006 Collision Report, which identifies locations

where collision problems exist, was presented as information

to Council. The information provided in the report, in

conjunction with a Traffic Study that is scheduled to be complete

by June 2007, will be utilized to evaluate how traffic

controls can be used to enhance community safety in specific

areas.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #44 will be hosting

a parade on Saturday, May 12 in tribute of its 80th Anniversary.

Ceremonies will also include the dedication of 50th

Street’s honorary name of “Legion Street.” The parade will

start at the Legion Hall on 51st Avenue at 1:30 PM and will

proceed through the downtown area to the Cenotaph. A service

and dedication is then scheduled on the street in front of

the Cenotaph near the Seniors Circle. Residents are encouraged

to join in this celebration.

BACK BASICS FAMILY MASSAGE

Specializing in Corrective Treatment

Beyond relaxation and therapeutic massage. Advanced training to

provide effective, longer term relief for pain and dysfunction. My goal is

to use my expertise to make you well enough that you don’t need me

anymore. 16 yrs experience and practice.

DVA Service Provider

Veterans receive treatments paid for by Veterans Affairs .

Working evenings to accomodate

you better. Mon. Wed. & Fri.

NOW WORKING SATURDAYS

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706-8040 wk or 780-785-3787 to book appointments.

Because............. Relief is Everything!!!!

Word Jumble

Can you re-arrange the

letters below to make a word

for each of the four examples?

1. E C A S

2. R U E N I

3. D O V E E T

4. C A S S I K E

Look on page 30 for the

answers.

Jenny’s back, at

the same location

under a new name.

4919 - 51 Ave.

706-3598

Walk-ins Welcome


MAY 2007 Whitecourt Advisor PAGE 7

Majestic Frame Shop

We use top quality materials and techniques

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(After Hours appointments available)

Jersey Boxes & Gift Items

• Drymounting • Art Posters • Needlework

• Diplomas • Certifi cates

4920 - 51st Ave Phone: 778-4645

Pulling back the curtain on the wizards of politics

Right and Left

ernment, resistance to change

and religiosity.

What many people don’t

2 Locations to serve

you better!

Dynamic Plaza - 779-0058

Open 7:30 am to 8:30 pm

3702 Kepler St - 778-8700

Open 6:00 am to 10:00 pm

As we know, right wing

and left wing are the words

used to describe political

parties and policies in the

mainstream press. These

two concepts are presented

as the endpoints of a spectrum,

with ‘centrists’ or

‘moderates’ being those

whose views fit somewhere

in the middle. The terms

originated from the French

Revolution, when liberal

deputies sat to the left of

the president’s chair and

members of the nobility

sat to the right. Over time,

the left wing has come to

be identified with those

who favour big government,

social transformation

and secularism. Right wing is

held to encompass small govthat

false impressions about

political matters abound. For

example, small government

and fascism are both described

as being ‘right wing’, even

though fascism entails big

government. On the other

hand, state communism is

considered to be left wing,

even though many of its

policies are fascistic in nature.

Since the ‘right wing’

is considered to uphold the

old order, stalwart communists

were routinely

referred to as ‘right wing’

by the mainstream press

when they resisted the fall

of communism in Russia.

In the very next story, one

know is that the supposed left might read how a communist

is promoting ‘left wing’

wing/right wing dichotomy

simplifies things to the degree (Continued on page 20)

778-2383

We have it all!

• Breakfast (until 11 am)

• Soup • Chili

• Hot Sandwiches

• Fresh Sandwiches

made exactly to

your taste.

• Salads • Wraps

• Platters and Giant

Subs for your social

occasions

• Cash Cards Available

Whitecourt

Advisor

Publisher: Dan Parker

Office: Sheena Brandvold

Billing: Rita Thomas

Music: Judy Davio

Fish: Denise Steeves

Whitecourt Advisor

4907 52 Ave. Box 861

Whitecourt, AB T7S 1N8

Phone: 778-5577

Fax: 778-6666

Advisor@WhitecourtWeb.com

Website:

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Circulation: 5,250

Published Monthly

If you’re dreaming about relaxing on the Italian Riviera; sampling

the fine wines of the Loire Valley, or exploring the tranquil English

countryside, this is the year to book your European vacation.

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RETAIL SALES & PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION


PAGE 8 Whitecourt Advisor MAY 2007

Trailblazer’s create a capital city Campaign makes pumping clean

The Whitecourt Trailblazers Snowmobile Club is proud

to announce that 341 season passes and 490 day passes were

drinking water fun

sold during the 2006-2007 season, the most of any club in Tennis star Nicole Vaidisova helps launch campaign to

Alberta. Great snow, fantastic trails, community support, and bring clean water to African communities through Playexceptional

volunteers truly make Whitecourt the “Snowmobile

Capital of

Pump water systems.

Alberta”.

We thank everyone for their support and look forward to

growing the sport of snowmobiling even more next season.

Ken Linford, Trailblazers President

Dan Guenette, Trailblazers Vice-President

A Senior Moment

A very self-important college freshman from Ottawa

University took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen

standing next to him while waiting for a bus, that it was

impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.

“You grew up in a different world, actually an almost

primitive one,” the student said, loud enough for the other

passengers nearby to hear. “The young people of today grew

up with television, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the

moon, our spaceships have visited Mars. We have nuclear energy,

electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed

processing and.............” Pausing for breath ..................

The Senior took advantage of the break in the student’s

litany and said: “You’re right, son. We didn’t have those

things when we were young........so we invented them. Now,

other than destroying the environment, increasing the crime

rate and creating a permanent homeless population, what are

you going to do for the next generation?”

Household Tip

Soiled Shirt Collars: Take a small paintbrush and brush

hair shampoo into soiled shirt collars before laundering.

Shampoo is made to dissolve body oils.

GNA - Westport, CT, USA, - To commemorate World

Water Day and to improve children’s access to clean drinking

water worldwide, PlayPumps International, together with

Save the Children, is launching a campaign to bring clean

water to 100 schools and communities in Africa.

Supported by tennis star Nicole Vaidisova, the 100 Pumps

in 100 Days campaign aims to raise $1.4 million to fund Play-

Pump water systems — an innovative pump powered by a

merry-go-round. The campaign, which will begin on March

22 and end on June 29, will engage students, clubs, faithbased

organizations, and others in raising money and awareness.

The campaign’s Action Kit contains 100 ideas for fundraising

and outreach.

PlayPumps International, which raises money to donate

PlayPump water systems to schools and communities

in sub-Saharan Africa, is known for its collaborative

approach. PlayPumps International has enjoyed the support

of foundations, corporations, governments and celebrities,

including music artist Jay-Z, whose MTV documentary

“Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life” raised awareness of

the water crisis.

A PlayPump water system is a child’s merry-go-round

attached to a water pump and storage tank that provides

clean drinking water and powerful educational messages to

schools and communities in Africa. By 2010, 4,000 Play-

Pump systems will be installed in 10 sub-Saharan African

countries.

http://www.savethechildren.org/newsroom/2007/cleandrinking-water.html

- Good News Agency

Country Junction Travel

“Personal service bringing

you the world of travel”

778-5151

“Taste the difference Quality Makes!”

5115-50 Ave (Beside Royal Bank)

778-4417 ◊ Midtown Mall


MAY 2007 Whitecourt Advisor PAGE 9

(780) 778-3302 • 5012 50th Avenue,

Whitecourt, AB T7S 1P8


PAGE 10 Whitecourt Advisor MAY 2007

Hundreds of meal ideas. One aisle.

Located in Dynamic Plaza

Mon - Sat 10 - 8, Sun - Holidays 12 - 6

(780) 778-2599 - www.mmmeatshops.com

Don’t forget to plan in May for

M&M Meat Shops Annual Charity

BBQ for CCFC (Crohn’s and Colitis

Foundation of Canada).

Help us achieve our National goal of

$1.9 million this Charity BBQ Day!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

BBQ - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At Dynamic Plaza

If you’d like to volunteer for this

worthy cause, please call 778-2599


MAY 2007 Whitecourt Advisor PAGE 11

Fifth Avenue Collection

offers the latest designs in jewellery...

earrings, neckpieces, rings and more

Perfect for office wear or

the evening ahead.

You were born to wear it!

Independent Jeweller

Linda Sommer

Ph: 778-3824 ∆ Cell 778-0638

(Continued from page 4)

Montanans’ gun rights.” The new Democratic governor of

Montana, Brian Schweizer, says that he has “more guns than

I need but not as many as I want....I guess I kind of believe

in gun control: you control your gun, and I’ll control mine.”

It’s a whole new image for Democrats, and it won

them control of both houses of Congress in 2006.

(Yes, the war helped, too, but by itself it wouldn’t

have been enough.)

The Democrats were not going to lose the

coastal states (where the effete intellectuals and

most of the old urban working class live) even if

they did drop gun control. They were not going

to win in the heartland (where the born-agains

and the Marlboro Men live) if they didn’t drop

gun control. So they dropped it, and now no large

party supports it. That’s the politics of it, and you

can’t argue with that.

There is another, quite rational reason why

gun control doesn’t get much traction in American

politics any more. It’s simply too late. This is a society

that owns approximately equal numbers of wrist-watches

and guns: around a quarter-billion of each. There’s no going

back -- and if practically everybody else has guns, maybe

you should have one, too.

“Yet the Swiss

and Israelis

don’t murder

one another at

a higher rate

than people in

countries like

Britain or Turkey,

where there is

relatively strict

gun control.

bookkeeping & tax specialists

As various commentators will be pointing out soon,

if just one of those 33 murdered students had been carrying

a concealed handgun maybe the killer would have been

stopped sooner. It’s perfectly legal to carry concealed weapons

with a permit in Virginia, but not on college campuses.

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way the argument is usually put in America, although

the reality is not one gun per citizen over

the age of twelve, but some citizens with a great

many guns and most citizens with none at all.

More fundamentally, the gun control argument

may be missing the cultural point. Most

Swiss and Israeli households with a male between

the ages of 18 and 45 also contain a fully

automatic weapon, because the national military

mobilisation model in those countries requires

reservists to keep their weapons at home. Yet the

Swiss and Israelis don’t murder one another at

a higher rate than people in countries like Britain

or Turkey, where there is relatively strict gun

control.

“Guns don’t kill people; people kill people” is the bestknown

slogan of the National Rifle Association, the most

effective pro-gun lobbying organisation in the United States.

(See Guns on page 30)

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Everybody was dressed

in their best clothes. Shoes

were shined and hair

combed neatly. Most students

had from 10 cents to

25 cents in their pocket to

spend. All had been practicing

for days. Greencourt’s

two-room school, Legion

Hall and Community Hall

were used for the events. A

strong wind had blown for

days and continued its ter-

7:30 to 5:30 Mon - Fri, 9 to 1 pm Saturday

(Continued from page 1) rific blast on Festival Day.

It was spring in the neat Everything was tinder dry.

little town of Greencourt. A fire started in Jeff Wardlow’s

Business was thriving. Most

vacant barn. It had not

gardens were in and farmers been used for several years.

were busy putting in their Flames, sparks and burning

crops. Greencourt was full shingles blew everywhere.

of excited students, teachers People grabbed pails and ran

and judicators ready to participate

to the closest well for water

in the May 20th, 1941 to put out the fire. Someone

Festival. Country schools for phoned the Mayerthorpe

miles around attended. A program

Fire Department seven miles

of the winning events away. They came as soon

was planned for the community

as they could. No one knew

hall that night.

how the fire got

started, but later

Mr. Ron Smith was

teaching Grades 6 to 11. Miss

May Sides was teaching

Grades 1 to 5 at Greencourt.

Anne Krysik remembers Mr.

Alf Potts was the judicator

for the singing. Mildred Nanninga

remembers Mr. Elmer

Hepbum was the judicator

for the recitations in the Legion

Hall.

people thought it

might have started

from either

a firecracker or

someone smoking.

Jeff Wardlow

died in 1937,

but for many

years Jeff had a Livery Barn,

Draying Business delivering

mail and other goods to the

post office and businesses in

Greencourt. As well, Jeff delivered

mail to Balm, Ronan

and Anseimo country post

offices. He was also agent for

John Deere Machinery.

Mrs. Wardlow’s house

was on the next lot beside

the Livery Barn. Her house

immediately caught fire, destroying

it completely. This

“ The strong

wind fanned the

raging fire. Sparks

and flames set

Chisholm’s General

Store on fire.


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was a terrible shock to her,

but her pioneer spirit helped

her survive.

The strong wind fanned

the raging fire. Sparks and

flames set Chisholm’s General

Store on fire. This store

contained a variety of groceries,

fuel for lamps, hardware

and farm necessaries.

Smoke, burning shingles and

flames filled the air. Mrs. Chisholm

was a widow woman

in her seventies.

She must have

been devastated

when she saw

everything go up

in flames.

The terrible

wind spread the

fire to Mary and

Rudy Eichhom’s

Pool Room and

Meat Market. According to

Mary they only had a cook

stove, bed, table and chairs,

and little else. Their stove

was carried out and set in the

middle of Main Street. As

they moved the Pool Tables

out to save them, the legs

broke off. The building was

completely destroyed. How

upsetting this must have

been!

Paul Krause’s meat market

burned down as well.

Soon Dorothy Knott’s Restaurant

and house, owned by

Lenny Gould, was ablaze.

This fire was completely out

of control. Dorothy Knott

and her four children escaped

with only the clothes on their

back. Luckily Poppy and

Glen Ulch let the Knotts stay

with them. Dorothy Knott

and family appreciated all the

clothing and other necessities

neighbors gave them.

Across the street was the

Commercial Hotel, owned

by Mrs. Chisholm. It caught

fire and burned to the ground.

Sparks and burning debris

blew everywhere igniting

grass and buildings in its

path. Fire engulfed both sides

of Greencourt’s Main Street.

The Post Office was farther

up the street. Some one

ran in and told Mrs. Elsie

Baly the town was on fire.

She ran out to look. On seeing

the fire she fainted. They

had to help her get over the

shock. Luckily the Post Office

didn’t burn down. Mrs.

Baly lived with her mother,

Mrs. Ed Heslop, east of the

Community Hall. Mrs. Baly

operated the Post Office from

1937 to 1946.

Mr. and Mrs. Lenny

(Continued on page 13)


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Gould owned Gould’s General

Store, flour shed and another

shed. Their home was

also part of the store building.

It also caught fire and

burned down. Lenny Gould’s

fire insurance was a few days

overdue so everything was

lost including the Restaurant

Building. However, Mr.

Gould, being an entrepreneur,

said “Well, at least we

are all still alive.” Lucky no

lives were lost. Entrepreneur

means a person who undertakes

a business enterprise,

especially one involving risk.

Lenny Gould was one.

Many people were in

town. Fire ran through the

grass to Greencourt Community

Hall. It got under the

hall so men were fighting fire

inside and outside the hall.

They had to chop holes in the

hall floor to put out the fire.

Men worked all night to save

the hall. This hall still stands

today, sixty five years later.

In 1941 many people

charged their groceries and

only paid when they could.

No doubt both stores had

money on the books. One

wonders if they received all

their pay. Theresa Starman

remembers people throwing

water on the side of Johnny

Starman’s Garage. They

climbed a ladder and threw

pails of water on the garage

roof. Luckily, the garage did

not burn. Water had to be

pumped by hand from a well

and carried to the fire. Gas

for vehicles was sold here.

How times have changes!

The Canadian Nation

Railway was a very important

part of Greencourt’s Farming

Community

functioning. Jack

Early was Station

Agent for

CNR in 1941. He

was always there

to receive or ship

out any mail,

freight, cans of

cream, and carloads

of grain or

livestock. He was

responsible for

selling passenger

tickets, and ordering boxcars

for grain and livestock shipment.

Luckily the station or

railways did not catch fire.

Earl Holman was working

for John Heslop on

the farm, when he saw the

smoke. He ran down the railway

track to see where the

fire was. Traveling by the

railway track was the shortest

way. No doubt he was worried

about his house. Who

“ In 1941 many

people charged

their groceries and

only paid when

they could. No

doubt both stores

had money on the

books.


would run that far now?

Lenny Gould was a concerned,

resourceful community

worker. He realized

people needed groceries

and other necessities. Many

were miles away from Mayerthorpe

or Blue Ridge. In

no time flat, Lenny Gould

started a store in Greencourt

Community Hall. This was

a great relief to many. He

purchased Pete

Olson’s Blacksmith

Shop. Pete

Olson moved to

Mayerthorpe,

and built a new

Blacksmith Shop.

Johnny Starman

remodeled this

blacksmith shop

into a grocery

store. Soon Lenny

Gould moved

into his new

store. It was obvious he had

good credit rating to carry

on his business. People were

as good their word in those

days.

The town of Greencourt

never really recovered. Some

people rebuilt and new businesses

came. Everyone felt

sorry for those who lost so

much. People were thankful

No Lives were lost, but many

Lives Changed

I, Henrietta (McMillan)

Tucker was a grade ten student

in Greencourt School

and attended the Festival

May20,1941. I was present

at the fi re. Ethel Wardlow

and I pumped and carried

water from a well west of

Main Street, to no avail. This

Story is written to the Best of

My Memory and Knowledge.

Many of you recall this fi re.

The next issue of The

Advisor will have the final

installment on Greencourt

history, which will include

the aftermath of the fire in

Greencourt will be covered.

Satan’s Lawyer

A Chicago lawyer

named George successfully

defends a major crime lord

from charges of dealing

drugs, racketeering, murder,

kidnapping, and selling

arms.

As he is leaving the

courtroom, an indignant old

woman grabs him by the

arm. “Young man, where

are your Christian scruples?

I believe you would defend

Satan himself!”

“I don’t know,” George

says, “what has your kid

done?”


PAGE 14 Whitecourt Advisor MAY 2007

A bug’s eye view

McLeod

Valley

Greenhouses

1.5 miles south on

Mountain Road West

Phone: (780) 778-2701

By Cathy Knoblauch

As a small child, I remember playing in the dirt in my

mother’s greenhouse, unaware that there were billions of

live organisms in a teaspoon of soil. I was born into a family

of botanists and horticulturists, who were in the business

of growing beauty for over 50 years. I remember wondering

why the insects I observed always knew what they should be

doing, and why people weren’t nearly as organized, running

around the planet like ants without a colony.

I also was amazed at the fact that they could teach me

much, if only I looked. It seemed to me that the close relationship

between the insect and plant world held some kind of secret,

and if I tried just a little longer, I could figure it out. I’m

still watching and learning something new every day from

this small treasure of life we call home. Thus the fascination

of the gardener, who needs to weed just a bit more, or create

a new garden, even in the fading light.

A gardener is sometimes referred to as a biophile. Biophilia

is the unexplainable feeling you get when you have

created the perfect back yard, or smell the first lilacs of the

year. It’s why we spend hours and hours in the garden, until

all is just right.

OK! OK!

We are

open as of

May 2 nd

at

10 a.m.

All mobile animal species, those that are able to select

their immediate environment, have a powerful and sophisticated

inborn guide for habitat selection. It’s an important

part of their survival instinct. It is amazing how complex and

precise the system is, even in an insect with a brain the size

of a grain of salt. So why not, at least a tiny bit, in humans?

We are consciously selecting and shaping our habitat to our

liking, hopefully with respect for all life.

As we are deep into our 28th year of growing plants, we

are proud to be a leader in some of the most earth-friendly

growing methods in Canada. We were the first garden centre\greenhouse

grower to introduce ELLE pots to the retail

gardener in Canada. Now we are telling other growers how

great they are. They have been used for a number of years in

Europe, and have been in the US landscape trades as well.

ELLE pots use a biodegradable fibre that is wrapped

around the soil mix. There is absolutely no plastic, and the

wrapper uses no peat moss resource. The plants love the air at

the root system, are healthier, and easier to plant. Gardeners

who have used them are 100% satisfied, and can’t believe the

time saved.

We are also very excited it is our 13th year with no insec-

(Continued on page 19)


MAY 2007 Whitecourt Advisor PAGE 15

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3.) A 3-year old’s voice is louder than 200 adults in a

crowded restaurant.

4.) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the

motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound boy

wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is

strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread

paint on all four walls of a 20x20 ft. room.

5.) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling

fan is on. When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have

to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A

ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.

6.) The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn’t

stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan.

7.) When you hear the toilet flush and the words “uh

oh,” it’s already too late.

8.) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and

lots of it.

9.) A six-year old can start a fire with a flint rock,

even though a 36-year old man says they can only do it

in the movies.

10.) Certain Lego’s will pass through the digestive

tract of a 4-year old.

11.) Play dough and microwave should not be used

in the same sentence.

12.) Super glue is forever.

13.) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming

pool you still can’t walk on water.

14.) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.

15.) VCR’s do not eject PB&J sandwiches even

though TV commercials show they do.

16.) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.

17.) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when

driving.

18.) Always look in the oven before you turn it on;

plastic toys do not like ovens.

19.) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not

make earthworms dizzy.

20.) It will, however, make cats dizzy.

21.) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.

22.) Eighty percent of men who read this will try

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Based on the old adage that “one person’s trash is another

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goal is to slow the flow of trash into our landfills by

connecting people who want to get rid of old “stuff” with

those frugal people looking

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Whitecourt Freecycle

Moderator

The Whitecourt Freecycle

Network is proud to

announce the launch of their

online group and accompanying

recycling files and fundraising

supports. Based on

the old adage that “one person’s

trash is another person’s

treasure”, the Whitecourt

Freecycle Network’s goal

is to slow the flow of trash

into our landfills by connecting

people who want to get

rid of old “stuff” with those

frugal people looking for free

“stuff”.

Anyone looking to give away or acquire an item is welcome

at Whitecourt Freecycle, where all items listed are

absolutely free! Whitecourt Freecycle welcomes charitable

organizations to post their needs, giving confidence to a donor

that the item is actually needed locally.

The Whitecourt Freecycle Network was established in

February, 2007 by Whitecourt resident Sage Karras. As a volunteer

moderator, Sage monitors all postings on the board and

manages any disputes between members.

Whitecourt Freecycle is currently hosted on


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Recognizing a good idea when we see one, the Whitecourt

Freecycle Network was inspired by and is modeled after

the Tucson Freecycle Network, founded in March 2003

and profiled in the September 2003 issue of Utne magazine.

Created by the nonprofit

group “Downtown

Don’t Waste It”, the Tucson

Freecycle Network

has sparked a worldwide

“freecycle” revolution of

3,407,154 people in 4,012

cities and several countries

so far, with more added every

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To see grassroots working

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According to the U.S.

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Agency, Americans recycle

approximately 28% of its

garbage, thus keeping 64

million tons of waste out of

landfills across the country.

Similar statistics are unfortunately

not available for Canada at present. The Whitecourt

Freecycle Network would like to see Canada’s rate of recycling

exceed U.S. levels.

Local Whitecourt area residents are encouraged to join

the Whitecourt Freecycle group and “freecycle” their

trash rather than just tossing it away to clog and fill our landfill

sites.

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The engineering analyses

of the IGA building are

ongoing, while repairs are

underway. New equipment

has been ordered to replace

that which was damaged in

the collapse of the roof.

Town expansion

moving quickly

In April, the Town adopted

an Area Structure Plan

for 160 acres of municipally

owned land on the east edge

of existing residential development

by Mink Creek Road

in the valley.

The Town is extending

the arterial road through the

area, and is seeking proposals

for the development of neighborhoods.

The intention is to

sell parcels of raw land to developers,

with developers to

design, service, and sell lots.

Opportunities for low

density, medium density,

high density, neighborhood

commercial, and institutional

sites will be available. Mink

Creek Road will be extended

100m into the development.

Noon May 18 is the deadline

to submit the paperwork

required for the first step in

the development process.

Call the Town for further information

at 778-2273.

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of when the store would reopen,

but stressed that safety

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(Continued from page 14)

ticides. We run a complex protocol of introducing predator

insects into our greenhouses. Most are so small, you don’t see

them. We have the added spin-off of the naturally occurring

predators in the area.

4907 - 52 Ave. (by HR Block)

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season or two, then in a winter with very little snow, evergreens

will show much browning. This is long term damage.

It takes a conifer longer to show the damage because of the

wax coating on the needles. Significant damage can occur

from freezing rain.

A key for any gardener..... KNOW THY EN-

EMY. Get a sample, and bring it out to the greenhouse

in a sealed container. We’ll tell you what’s

bugging you. We will try to find ways to help you

deal with the problem without the use of noxious

chemicals. There are many natural predator

insects that will stay clear of a sprayed yard for

weeks after the spraying. We use environmental

manipulation to control and improve plant growth

and hardiness, rather than a chemical means.

“We run a

complex protocol

of introducing

predator

insects into our

greenhouses.


This year a lot of wildlife problems are here.

The best prevention is a good fence. Being very

hungry makes an animal very determined to tear

down snow fencing and wire cages.

Try to plant your shrubs and perennials a foot

or two from the base of the house. This is known

as the KILL zone. It is almost always bare and dry,

unless it is in full shade; then it is too wet and cold

for good growth.

We like to grow most any new variety that comes along,

and the amount of plant varieties on the market can be overwhelming.

How you choose can easily mean the difference

between a cool drink on the deck, or sweating and digging it

all up to start over.

We deal with a lot of questions about winter hardiness.

This can be a difficult thing to predict. The past few years

have been very dry, leading to a lot of damage. It goes like

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nature has ways of figuring it out. There is a lot to learn, and

it begins with understanding the natural world. Look deep,

see far, know much. We are dedicated to growing with care

and respect for the environment and the amazing creatures

it holds. It’s neat to look back all these years and remember

so many people who offered kind words of encouragement

along the way. It truly is icing on the cake, and we are eternally

thankful for it. - Happy Gardening

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PAGE 20 Whitecourt Advisor MAY 2007

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Climatech

(Continued from page 7)

causes. ‘Right wing’ Nazis,

rather than uphold the traditional

order, overthrew it in

a revolution. In essence, the

logic of the ‘right wing/left

wing’ terminology can be

summed up by stating left is

right and right is left; or up is

down and down is up.

Needless to say, such

mass media polemics are

hardly a prescription to advance

political understanding

among the voters. One is better

off to think of ‘left wing’

and ‘right wing’ as the ‘left

arm’ and ‘right arm’ of the

same behind the scenes controllers;

keeping in mind such

controllers are often slaves to

circumstance and the power

struggles that go on within

their own ranks.

However, much like a

border collie will run from

left to right and back again

to herd sheep into a corral,

the mainstream media pronouncements

on ‘left wing’

and ‘right wing’

political pseudo

choices are really

designed to push

unsuspecting citizens

in a predetermined

direction.

It seems regardless

of what type

of government is

elected, despite

the best intentions of the representatives,

what we end

up with is more government

spending and more rules and

regulations that often do more

harm than good.

People are proving they

are not sheep, as they reject

more and more of the ‘official’

story. The super-elites

“The process

of teaching an

understanding of

a basic political

framework should

begin in grade

school.

would do well to consider

an alternative form of creating

needed world governance

structures, environmental remediation

and so on. Once

again, it is useful


here to repeat a

verified quote by

ultimate insider

economist J.M

Keynes. In his

last essay entitled

The Future,

he had written

“we must pretend

to ourselves

and to every one that fair is

foul and foul is fair; for foul

is useful and fair is not. Avarice

and usury and precaution

must be our gods for a little

longer still.” In the words of a

song by a Canadian band, ‘try

honesty’ might be a good way

forward to some degree.

If one truly believes in

democracy, then one truly believes

an informed citizenry.

The process of teaching a

basic understanding of a real

political framework should

begin in grade school. Then

the media should present policies,

not political parties, in

the context of such a framework.

Free votes in the House

of Commons should be encouraged.

The overall goal

would be moving beyond the

‘left is right, up is down’ description,

to one that aligns

with common sense and constituents’

wishes. In this way,

citizens can have much better

input into the larger political

process.

Although the following

proposed framework may

seem complicated, in reality

it is no more difficult to understand

than a Grade 5 math

(Continued on page 21)

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MAY 2007 Whitecourt Advisor PAGE 21

(Continued from page 20)

problem. Mind you, such

problems can be very difficult

if one has not been taught any

math in the earlier grades.

Five Continuums

at the level of a household, a

nation, or even a future world.

The centralization/decentralization

aspect also relates to

anarchy and all points in between

on the totalitarian/anarchy

axis.

The proposal here is that

political policies should be

considered according to five

factors, rather than the one

scale of right wing/left wing.

The first axis, or x axis, in a

meaningful political framework

would have totalitarianism

and anarchy as the

endpoints. For the neophyte,

totalitarianism

comes from concept

of ‘totalism’,

which means

everyone does

the same thing

according to a

rigid proscription.

Anarchy is

a situation in which there are

no laws and everyone more or

less does whatever they want.

Although both endpoints of

this spectrum sound as if they

should never be a part of society

this is not always the case,

as will be seen.

The second axis, or y

axis, would have endpoints of

centralization to decentralization.

At what level of governance

should policy be made?

Possibilities include the individual,

family, neighbourhood,

municipality, province,

country, trading bloc or globe.

Futurist Alvin Toffler referred

to this concept as decision

division. There is a tendency

to confuse the centralization/

decentralization idea with

the concepts of totalitarianism

and anarchy. However,

it should be remembered that

one can have totalitarianism

“Futurist Alvin

Toffler referred

to this concept as

decision

division.

The third axis, or z axis,

for plot points is the specific

policy being considered. For

example, totalitarianism is

just fine when considering

which side of the road people

should drive on. Everyone, of

course, should do the same

thing here. On the centralization/decentralization

axis, the


decision takes

place at the national

level. Anarchy

should be

the only policy in

regards to what

one does in one’s

own home that

does not harm

others. Decisions here should

be made at the level of the

individual or family. A big

problem today is that many

decisions that should be made

at the level of the individual,

family or lower level of government

are being usurped by

central governments and the

financial system these governments

represent.

As covered last month,

the debt/compound interest

money system has taken economic

initiative away from

the individual to the point that

the entire economic system

is plagued by unimaginable

amounts of waste. Simply to

keep ahead of the wave of

debt that is mathematically

guaranteed by compound interest

charges, many people

are forced to engage in activities

which do not create any

(Continued on page 22)

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(Continued from page 21)

real wealth, and which make

them unhappy. This is not to

say that people won’t engage

in senseless environmentally

destructive behaviour once

freed from debt slavery. A

sane money system is a necessary,

but not a sufficient

condition for environmental

sanity. Decisions made at

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To recap, at this point

we have an ‘x’ axis that goes

from totalitarianism to anarchy,

a ‘y’ axis that goes from

centralization to decentralization

and a ‘z’ axis that entails

the specific policy being considered.

Using this political

structure, one can plot what

is likely to be the best point

at which to start exploring for

solutions to problems. Ozone

layer thinning (z axis) would

be something to approach at

the global level (y axis), with

a totalitarian (x axis) ban on

gases proven dangerous to the

layer being an ultimate goal.

One thing to keep in mind is

Thomas Jefferson’s dictum

that it is ‘error alone that

needs government’. Government

mucking about in such

things as social engineering,

while ignoring the effects of

the debt money/compound interest

system, has led to an actual

decline in civility, while

potential has actually risen

The fourth dimension,

in the political sphere is the

same as that of conventional

science. Time is the yardstick

here. Any optimum solution

or advancement on the three

dimensional model would not

necessarily be static. Many

would change as

new technology,

especially communications

technology,

shifted

the level of decision

making.

Generally, better

communications

should lead to

more individual

freedom and direct

democracy.

If personal vehicles can travel

effortlessly between nation

states in the future, then the

decision about which side of

the road, or height, drivers

should adhere to should move

from the national level to the

global level.

The fifth dimension is

perhaps the most controversial.

What it entails is a higher

order of intelligence, which

some might refer to as God.

It is primarily the concepts of

ethics and morality that are

the considerations here. The

“It is not

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religions such

as Christianity,

Islam and

Judaism once had

a strict ban on any

form of interest.

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most utile way forward is not

always the best path in the

long run. It is amazing at how

often solutions that put expediency

above morality have

led to only temporary relief

from a problem, before causing

another round of problems

that are often more serious

than the original issue.

Conclusion

As per the

five faceted political

structure

discussed, some

decision making

should be centralized.

However,

the move today

is to attempt to

force feed certain

concepts to the

population at large, ostensibly

for their own good, by taking

away decision making that

rightly belongs to the individuals,

families, communities

and the provinces. Additionally,

the attack on religions

to some degree may be a subconscious

urge to replace information

that comes from a

higher source of intelligence

with the dictates of power

hungry humans, who want to

unnecessarily control others.

As usually happens in

such cases, the force feeding

retards some important facets

of social development. Moral

information coming from a

higher source is distorted and

blocked by clumsy super-elite

attempts to take on the role of

a higher power. For example,

the artificial scarcity created

by our debt money/compound

interest system is virtually

guaranteed to result in actual

social reverses, even while

technology makes more possible.

This is not pie-in-thesky

conspiracy musings, but

a breakdown of the essential

math of how money is created

and destroyed, confirmed

by experts such as ex-central

banker Bernard Lietaer. It is

not surprising that religions

such as Christianity, Islam

and Judaism once had a strict

ban on any form of interest;

never mind the form of usury

that takes place when money

is created from nothing by private

institutes with compound

interest charges attached.

A primary reason that the

citizenry as a whole is lied

to about our money system

is that it is believed they are

not sufficiently advanced to

make intelligent decisions

necessary for the future of

the planet. It is the view here

that this is a self-fulfilling

prophecy, in that the more the

(Continued on page 28)


MAY 2007 Whitecourt Advisor PAGE 23

Alberta’s

Elected Senator

OTTAWA – On April

18th Prime Minister Stephen

Harper announced that our

Conservative Government

intends to appoint Alberta

Senator-in-waiting Bert

Brown to replace retiring

Alberta Liberal Senator Dan

Hays. This action reaffirms

our government’s commitment

to the principles of an

elected Senate. Albertans

should determine who they

want to represent them in the

Senate.

On two separate occasions,

Albertans voted to

have Bert Brown represent

them in the Senate. But, the

previous government repeatedly

ignored their wishes.

During their thirteen years

in power, no elected person

was appointed to the Senate.

Instead of open and transparent

elections to fill vacancies,

the former government

thought that the Senate

should be reserved for Liberal

Party faithful who would

be obligated to follow party

directives. Our Conservative

Government does not share

this view. We are committed

to the fundamental principle

of democracy that Canadians

should elect the people

that represent them in both

the House of Commons and

the Senate.

The Senate Appointment

Consultations Act, Bill C-

43, is the proposed law that

would enable Canadians to

vote for Senators. The Bill

outlines a fair and transparent

process for filling future

Senate vacancies with elected

Senators. Because we are in a

minority government, it is up

to the opposition to do what

is right, and join us in supporting

Bill C-43. Canadians

demand an elected, equal,

and effective Senate. This bill

moves that agenda forward.

At the announcement

Prime Minister Harper said

the following about Senatorin-waiting

Bert Brown. “No

Canadian has done as much

to advance the cause of Senate

reform as Bert Brown. He

has been a tireless advocate

for democratization of the

Upper House for over two

decades. He ran in three Alberta

Senate elections and is

the only Canadian to be elected

twice as a Senator-in-waiting.

In short, he is a perfect

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and today’s announcement

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MAY 2007 Whitecourt Advisor PAGE 25

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MAY 2007 Whitecourt Advisor PAGE 27

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Community Spring clean-up pickup dates

Graphic Design

Advertising Bulletins

and map link

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25th Annual Trade Fair

below. Please note that the scheduled date for your area may

not coincide with your regularly scheduled refuse pickup day.

Mobile Home Parks are included in this campaign.

Friday, May 11th through Sunday, May 13th

Most household waste will be picked up. Appliances,

Time: Friday, May 11: 5 to 9PM

such as fridges, freezers, stoves, washers and dryers will also

Saturday, May 12: 11AM to 7PM

be accepted.

Sunday, May 13: 11AM to 4PM

Town Employees will not pick up:

· recyclable items (cardboard, glass, cans, paper or plastic)

Location: Whitecourt Twin Arenas

· compost materials, such as grass or leaves.

Contact Name/Number: Whitecourt & District Chamber · larger objects, such as car bodies and large assemblies,

of Commerce 778-5363

large chunks of concrete or other building demolition debris,

Event Description: For more inforamtion or to reserve a trees over 3 inches in diameter, etc.

booth, please call the Chamber Office at 778-5363. · furniture

· household hazardous wastes

RCMP Fun Run

Town employees will make only one pass on or after the

Saturday, May 12 Time:

above noted date for your area to remove extra household

refuse. If you have any questions, please contact the Town

The Run Starts at 10:00 AM, registration begins at 8:00

Administration Office at 778-2273. The Town of Whitecourt

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Wheelchair accessible. Please, no pets.

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PAGE 28 Whitecourt Advisor MAY 2007

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(Continued from page 22)

education and media systems

short change and misinform

people, the less they will be

able to make rational political

decisions. In an increasingly

fast changing, complex world,

more and more decision making

is necessary at lower levels,

simply because the wealth

of information is such that

little of it can be processed

through the choke points of

centralized control. There is

no lack of native intelligence

on the part of the average

citizen, when compared to the

recorded decisions of some of

the leadership.

With communications

technology becoming less

expensive, and therefore less

controllable by economic

means, people are increasingly

bypassing the traditional media

to inform themselves. The

result is that official explanations

are frequently rejected.

For example, a May 2006

Zogby International poll indicated

that 42% of Americans

more likely agree with people

who believe that the US government

and its 9/11 Commission

concealed or refused to

investigate critical evidence

that contradicts their official

explanation of the September

11th 2001 attacks, saying

there has been a cover-up.

The great danger here

is the ‘boy who cried wolf’

dynamic. Once we know our

mainstream media routinely

lies to us about important

matters, the tendency is to

disbelieve them, even when

they are telling the truth. This

lack of trust in officialdom is a

critical issue to be addressed,

if there is to be a relatively

smooth transistion to what

has been described as the first

true civilization in history.

An additional problem

with an excessively top-down

approach to solving problems

is that there is necessarily

a one-size-fits-all aspect to

the solution, which results in

unintended consequences in

many aspects of a complex

system. One upshot of this is

that people who believe in the

need for environmental sustainability,

world governance

structures and so on, become

cynical as they tune into the

methods of being used to attain

these goals.

In the next issue of The

Advisor, the fifth dimension

of the political structure, that

which is concerned with a

higher power and morality,

will be more fully explored.

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singular act of indifference,

but rather, it represented a

revolutionary tide, a tide that

was sweeping our country,

and would have a major impact

on our political and economic

power structures. This

bloodless revolution was not

just an overnight phenomenon.

Newman maintains it

was a process which had been

put on fast forward in 1985,

and by 1995 Canadians had

experienced a momentous

shift in values.

Whether you agree or

not, this book serves as a

wake-up call to our political

elites, in fact all elites, that

a sea change has occurred in

our country with deference

turning to defiance.”

There is a tie-in here to

the polls that the Whitecourt

Advisor has been running on

it’s WhitecourtWeb.com website.

Although the methodology

is such that the results

should be considered more

anecdotal than statistical, the

trend is that most Canadians

are continuing the change

that Newman wrote about.

In spite of widespread

support for many PC policies

in Alberta, only 21.1% of

respondents agreed with the

PC stance on health care premium

payments, with 78.9%

voting to do away with what

is really a regressive tax. For

global warming, a majority

of 55.1% said the issue was

over-emphasized, presumably

by the media. The third poll

results, re-capped on page 1,

showed most people do not

trust mainstream reporting on

international issues. The Advisor

main editorial, starting

on page 7, explores the idea

of Canada’s peaceful revolution

further.


MAY 2007 Whitecourt Advisor PAGE 31

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Mon. Tues. Wed. Sat.

10 to 9 Thurs. Fri.

12 to 5 Sunday

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