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August 23, 2018
Coronation council ............................... 2
Paintearth council ................................. 2
Morrin council ....................................... 3
Hanna council ....................................... 5
Nana’s Blog ........................................... 6
Letter ..................................................... 6
Alix council / news ................................. 8
Coronation Fair ...................................... 9
Classifieds/ Career ............................... 10
Obituaries ........................................... 11
Three Hills news .................................. 12
Dash poses for the camera, as Jesse Cooper of Senlac, Ab. waits for
their turn in the Pony Class at the Coronation 58th Annual Fair Horse
Show on Wed. Aug. 15. More photos and results on Pg. 9
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Request to reconsider minimum property tax of $500
A letter urging council to reconsider
the minimum municipal tax of $500
was denied at the regular Coronation
Town Council meeting on Mon. Aug.
Leanne Watson of Stavely, Ab.,
owner of farm property that falls on
the east side of Albert St. from
Imperial Ave. to York Ave., wrote in
her request to council, “Certainly this
would seem, for lack of a better term, a
‘money grab’ as all of the properties
that are close to or above the minimum
$500 would not be affected.”
Watson’s taxes have increased from
$41.75 to $507.49.
“We did this for a reason,” stated
Coun. Vickey Horkoff. Council unanimously
denied the request.
Riding Arena proposal
Council learned that the proposal by
Darin Eno at a previous council
meeting to construct an enclosed
riding arena at the Coronation Rodeo
Grounds that could potentially be used
for the Bull-a-Rama, riding practice
and competitions, 4-H shows and sales
has the agreement by the Coronation
Ag Society that they will be the managing
partner for the construction of
this facility as well as management
upon its completion.
Council agreed to issue a letter of
support and consent as the Ag Society
will be applying for grants.
Council was asked by administration
to consider future use for the old
BMX track area as a green space/recreation
area for public use and
enjoyment, as well as an area for overflow
camping for ball tournaments in
conjunction with Communities in
Coronation Town Council
Bloom (CiB) plans for an edible
Currently campers are permitted to
park along the northwest corner of
Ball Diamond #4 for tournaments and
pay $20 per night for unserviced
It was agreed to ask the Ag Society to
find an alternate site to store the dirt
stockpiled for the Bull-a-Rama from
year to year so the town could plant
grass, provide picnic tables and garbage
receptacles for this area.
“That means more work for the town
staff,” noted Coun. Shelley Cook.
Lifejacket Loaner Stations
Council received information
regarding a $1,000 grant approval for
the construction of a Lifejacket Loaner
Station in Coronation from Cabela’s
Canada Outdoor Fund to build the station.
The initial supply of lifejackets of
varying sizes will be supplied by
The Lifesaving Society will also provide
banners, posters and ‘water
smart’ education materials for the
Sheri Wuzinski proposes that lifejacket
kiosks be developed at both the
Coronation Pool and the Coronation
Dam to ensure that there is sufficient
access to this valuable lifesaving
resource at both public use waterbased
Council accepted the material for
information and administration will
look into actual costs for construction
of the two kiosks.
Bylaw Officer Sheri Wuzinski
reported on July activities including
one fine for a trailer unlawfully parked
on the street. Her report also included
three other trailers parked unlawfully
on the street, seven unsightly properties,
four derelict vehicles and three
Council unanimously passed the
resolution for the Paintearth Regional
Waste Management Ltd. (PRWM) corporation
to provide the annual funding
grant of $100,000 to the Paintearth
Economic Partnership Society (PEPS)
for their operating budget.
Council approved clarification on
the partial and full day rates for the
campground kitchen. A partial day is
now defined to be four hours or less
and a full day, more than four hours.
Transitional progress report
Urban Systems, hired to work with
Battle River Economic Opportunites
Committee (BREOC) provided a
written report to council that included
information regarding the two
Economic Transition Centres being set
up to open Oct. 1 tentatively.
One is to be located in the old
Paintearth Gas Co-op building on
main street, Castor and the second
office is on the second floor in the provincial
building in Forestburg with
ongoing renovations to both locations
proceeding. A wheel chair lift will be
necessary for access to the Forestburg
office at a cost of $30,000 to $40,000.
Each centre will have one manager
and one assistant with the positions
lasting 18 months.
Budget shortfall of $145,685 is being
addressed by members of BREOC who
are involved seeking additional
funding as the initial Coal Community
Transition Fund (CCTF) application
for an additional $700,000 was not
approved by the government.
Members include the municipalities
of the counties of Paintearth and
Flagstaff, and communities of
Forestburg, Heisler, Halkirk, Castor
Canadian Badlands Tourism
Coronation council will apply to
host a one-day session for Canadian
Badlands Tourism guest speaker,
The town will be required to provide
a meeting room for 150 people,
morning coffee/tea and lunch and
marketing the event.
Brooks is a tourism destination
development expert hired by Canadian
Badlands Tourism for a learning tour
in four communities across the region.
Land Use bylaw
Council passed third and final
reading of the Land Use bylaw to
include provisions to allow placement
of fabric covered buildings and C-Can
storage units in residential and commercial
districts. Currently they are
only permitted in Industrial districts.
In the cheque listing for approval by
council, it was noted that the town
paid $126,126. prepayment to
Horseshoe Paving for the Community
Centre parking lot paving which the
Community Hall Board has already
reimbursed in full to the town.
Other expenses included lighting for
$27,405 and new flooring upstairs in
the arena for $21,265; and flooring in
the Lion’s Rec Centre for $9,347.
County of Paintearth
Development Plan enters final draft stage
The County of Paintearth held an
open house on a new agreement
required by Alberta Municipal Affairs
on Tues. Aug. 14 in the hopes of
receiving feedback about this new
partnership between the County of
Paintearth and the M.D. of Provost.
As of April 1, the Municipal
Government Act (MGA) has mandated
the development and implementation
of an Intermunicipal Development
Plan (IDP) between councils of municipalities
and or villages or towns with
These IDP’s are meant to create a
standard for communication and decision
making between the two entities.
Regulations are also put in place in
case of disputes or disagreements.
“The benefits will always be
increased communication and information
sharing between two
neighbours. I can’t really see too much
drawbacks from them unless its from
a contentious project and that is going
to be project by project basis anyway.”
Todd Pawsey, County of Paintearth
Development Officer, gave an overview
on how the plan will work once in
Both Counties consider the relationship
in good standing but will allow
for increased communication especially
along the fringe area they share.
“The government a couple years ago
in updating the MGA basically decided
that any municipality that borders
another one has to have these agreements
“I think in their mind and their
thinking it was mostly designed from
the rural planning around urban
municipalities and they may or may
not have considered the impact of
rural to rural because we have so
many rural to rural borders.
“There is never that much contention
in rural to rural that there used to
be historically between urban to
The fringe area refers to the area
within a mile of the shared border
which means a two mile strip in the
north east stretches approximately 20
miles in length.
Notification letters were sent to
residents and businesses in this fringe
area but only one phone call was
“I can’t see it affecting anybody
because we are not changing as our
land uses are the same,” explained
The M.D of Provost will be holding
their open house next week to discuss
the same draft.
Once that is complete and opinions
are accepted, if any, the document will
be formalized as a bylaw which will
follow normal proceedings.
First reading may come as early as
the end of September.
AgriSpirit Fund supports
The M.D. of Wainwright, Holden
Agricultural Society and the Hussar
Rural Fire Association all received
monies from Farm Credit Canada
(FCC) for projects in their
The M.D. of Wainwright received
$25,000 of the purchase of a water
tanker truck for the Irma Fire &
Rescue Department and Hussar Rural
Fire Association will receive $20,000 to
purchase a new motor vehicle rescue
Holden Agricultural Society will
receive $20,000 to renovate the arena.
FCC is giving a total of $1.5 million
through its FCC AgriSpirit Fund to 84
community groups across Canada to
support rural capital projects.
Seventeen communities in Alberta
received monies ranging from $25,000
Over the past 15 years, the FCC
AgriSpirit Fund has supported 1,170
projects, an investment of more than
The next application period opens in
the spring of 2019. Registered charities,
municipalities and non-profit
organization interested in funding can
visit www.fccagrispiritfund.ca for eligibility
requirements, to apply online
and view past projects.
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410 2nd Avenue West,
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Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) member Blake Chapman, left, prepares some notes while Craig
Teal, board chair, addresses the crowd during the Paradise Shores Appeal Hearing on Thurs. Aug. 16., in the Stettler
Community Hall. The next hearing will be held on Tues. Sept. 18.
High attendance at
Paradise Shores hearing
Over 120 people were in attendance
to witness the continuation of the
Subdivision and Development Appeal
Board (SDAB) meeting involving the
Paradise Shores development on
The proposed project, a 750 lot RV
resort on the south banks of Buffalo
Lake, has caused major waves in communities
The SDAB meeting was held in the
Stettler Community Hall on Thurs.
Aug. 16., to go over any procedural
problems and determine future plans.
Eight appellants submitted applications
against the project and one was
received from the developer in favour
The meeting was chaired by Craig
Teal. Teal, Greggory Jackson and
Blake Chapman made up the appeal
board. An appointed lawyer as well as
Yvette Cassidy filled in as the SDAB
Next door neighbours Rochon Sands
Heights Community Association spoke
up the most during the meeting.
The party was concerned with collusion
involving the Paradise Shores
developer Rick Halpern and Stettler
County’s developer Johan Van
FOIP documents were seized for the
1000 page report outlining each conversation
that may have been
pertinent to this concern.
Developers have the right to make
contact through text or other forms of
communication but interactions must
remain professional, not social in
nature according to Municipal
Government Act (MGA) which was
highlighted in the community association’s
The texts recovered said things like
“Thank you for lunch. Great to meet
your family. The food was great. I just
sent over that drawing. Have a great
evening.” and “This will all still be
here on Monday morning.
Please go enjoy your family
for the weekend. Have a
great weekend. That’s as a
friend not a developer.”
The SDAB members were
also prior Stettler County
“Do any of the board
members feel that the previous
personal relations with the
development authority of the
County of Stettler influence
your ability to provide a fair
and unbiased hearing?”
asked Julie Ruttan, Rochon
The board decided that
these interactions and past
connections were not
enough to change board
members and ruled that
they were ‘satisfied that
they do not have a bias’
which furthered the
Paradise Shores’ lawyer
asked for a grace period of
20 days or less to read
through the 1000 page
package more thoroughly in
claims of ‘fairness of
The board agreed to this
but also extended the same
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After 20 days, all final
submissions will be taken
and added to the package if
there is any.
After this deadline, the
board will review before the
The next SDAB hearing
will be held on September
The final bullet point on
the board’s agenda pertained
to how the hearing
will be conducted in
After deliberation, the
board produced two options;
the first being to have each
appellant say their piece
before the board or to have
each appellant speak about a
number of specific topics as
to avoid repetitiveness.
Each speaker will have
the chance for a rebuttal
after all topics have been
The Rochon Sands
was in favour of the first
option as to make powerful
points during their speech
but the board chose the
option of specific topics to
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Two representatives from
Municipal Affairs informed
Morrin councillors they
were present to observe, at
their regular meeting on
Wed. Aug. 15.
They explained that with
all the changes in the
Government Act (MGA) last
fall, they were given a mandate
to visit all villages and
towns in Alberta every four
years to assure Municipal
Affairs that the MGA was
Municipal Affairs will
provide a full report to
council and the public following
attendance at the
meeting and spending time
in the office the following
morning with Chief
(CAO) Annette Plachner.
After getting confirmation
from the two
representatives that they
would only need a couple
minutes during the meeting
to explain their presence
and possibly answer a
couple questions, council
unanimously passed a
motion to approve the
amended agenda that would
include the delegation
request which was previously
denied by CAO
According to Mayor
Howard Helton in an interview
following the meeting,
Accountants presentation of
the 2017 Financial
Statements had been put off
again because, according to
CAO Plachner, Municipal
Affairs would take up too
much time at the August
The Financial Statements
are usually presented prior
to approval of the budget,
however, it was put off until
a water audit was received,
according to the CAO. The
2017 Financial Statements
will be brought forward at
the next meeting, Wed. Sept
The agenda with the 10
minute delegation, the
perusal and approval of the
accounts payable, council
concerns, council reports
and the delegation, John
Siemens, took up only one
half hour to 7:30 p.m.
Siemens raised issues he
has with the village as per
the Procedural Bylaw #352
in regards to misinformation,
made up rules, and not
following the Municipal
Affairs Act by the village
An hour and a half incamera
for legal and
personnel ensued and was
followed by two motions.
A unanimous decision
was made to camera the
sewer lines as requested by
the Village’s insurance
A further unanimous
decision was made that
directed Mayor Helton to
provide a performance
review letter to the CAO.
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County of Paintearth No. 18
2018 Property Tax
Non-Payment Penalty Notice
The County of Paintearth No. 18 property taxes
were due June 30, 2018. A 5.0% penalty was levied
on tax balances outstanding, both current and
arrears after June 30th. A further 10% penalty
will be applied to outstanding tax balances after
September 30, 2018.
Payment can be made by cheque, cash, or debit at
the County Administration Office located at
#1 Crowfoot Crossing, Highway 12 and Twp. Road
374, at the TD Canada Trust in Coronation, or the
ATB Financial branches located in Halkirk, Castor,
or Coronation. Check our website for financial
institutions set up to accept on-line payments.
Michael Simpson, CAO
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The Quast Family reunion saw 112 members register on Aug. 4 - 5 at the Hanna Community Centre.
Quast’s hold reunion
by Norma Templar A horseshoe tournament was
Quast Family Reunion 2018 was held enjoyed by many, along with golfing
at the Hanna Community Centre on and swimming at the pool. Some
the weekend of August 4 - 6 hosted by danced while a live local band played.
the John and the Lydia Quast family Both days were filled with fun-filled
whose homestead was in the Spondin games and Piñatas for the children.
Three door prizes were handed out.
All eight children of John and Lydia Thank you to everyone who posted
are still together ranging in age from online messages, those who helped
77 to 93, and still all in good health. with the set up and clean up and the
The register was signed by 112 and meals. To our “Gophers” for running
all enjoyed beef on a bun supper Sat. to gather up what we needed and
Aug. 4. Sunday morning a nice brunch everyone who helped in anyway.
was prepared by the young people. We said our good-byes with plans
Much visiting and reminiscing with already in our minds for the next
family members who came from reunion. God’s blessing for health and
British Columbia, Saskatchewan and happiness. Till we meet again.
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Town of Hanna
Lease agreement with the Hanna Rod and Gun Club
The Town of Hanna council
has moved to enter into a land
lease agreement with the
Hanna Rod and Gun Club.
The decision was made
during the regular meeting held
on Aug 14.
The land, described as a portion
of the northwest quarter of
Section 16, Township 31, Range
14, west of the fourth Meridian,
will be leased by the Hanna Rod
and Gun Club where the club
will operate a trap shooting
This is a 20-year agreement
that will expire on Dec.31, 2037,
but also has a termination
clause for either party to end
the agreement with one year’s
notice prior to this expiration
The club is also required to
provide liability coverage.
A clause regarding the maintenance
of the property, which
is to be done by the Hanna Rod
and Gun Club, will be added to
the lease as well.
The club has been operating
the trap shooting facility from
this location for a number of
There was no previous lease
agreement made between the
Town and the Club although
administration found a draft
agreement from 2005.
Council accepted a presentation
from Laurie Armstrong
and Tannis Voltner of the 100
Women Who Care Alliance
The group has quarterly
meetings where members
donate $100 and listen to presentations
from nominated local
Once all the presentations
have been heard, the members
vote and all the funds go the
“As individuals, it is difficult
to make a very large impact, but
as a group we believe we have
the ability to contribute to the
growth of our communities in
ways that we never before
thought was possible,” states
the organization’s website
“To put it simply, we are
‘giving circles’ focused on
making collective gifts to local
“One hundred per cent of the
money that comes in goes out,”
The recipient of the first
meeting, held in May, was
Dryland Emergency Medical
Services (DEMSA) where they
received $5,025 towards a new
The Royal Canadian Legion
No. 25 Hanna was gifted $5,125,
during the second meeting
which was held on Mon. Aug. 13.
This money will go towards
the replacement of the south
facing second story windows
The 100 Women Who Care
Alliance currently have 51
members, which is comprised of
approximately 80 individuals.
The group will focus on
building their female numbers
before expanding into youth
groups and possibly even a male
“My ask is that you help
spread the word, and help us get
more members,” said
“The more members we have,
the stronger we will be and the
thought of getting, a minimum,
of 100 people in an hour,
“Five thousand almost brings
them to tears. Ten thousand can
make a huge impact on these
Grace Curry presented a
Public Tree Inventory report to
council, which was accepted as
Curry also presented mapping
software she used to
document the trees.
The software was used to give
each tree an identification
number and important information
such as GPS location,
species, age, condition, maintenance
records and even photos.
“This helps us in our discussions
and planning when we are
looking at the parks,” said
Director of Community
Services Gwen Snell. “It really
becomes a big planning tool for
The document includes summaries
of individual parks and
the maintenance priority of
There are three high priority
parks; Fox Lake Campground,
the Hanna Museum and Hector
King Hunter Pioneer Park
all of which will require
There is approximately
615 trees and 50 bushes
located on the town’s boulevards,
while there are
approximately 1831 trees
and 344 bushes in parks and
Curry, who was hired
through funding from the
Summer Work Experience
Green Jobs Initiative, has
completed many projects for
the Town of Hanna since
starting in May 2018,
including the Tree Bylaw
and the Tree Maintenance
and Care Manual.
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V I E W P O I N T S
The opinions expressed are not necessarily
the opinions of this newspaper.
As white nationalism and anti-
Semitic acts of violence rise worldwide,
on a recent European trip, I was interested
to hear and feel local sentiments.
Stops included the heart and soul of
Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany—
Nuremberg and Munich.
Tour guides in Germany did not
fudge the facts about Nazi Germany
nor justify the complacency of their
ancestors towards Hitler.
Seems in the early 1970s, the government
became concerned that their
younger generations were forgetting
the frightful history of six million
Jews exterminated by Germans. To
stop the growing ignorance, a visit by
all 15 year-old students to a concentration
camp became mandatory.
As one interpretative guide
explained, there were three reasons
why the Jews were persecuted in
Germany. First, even as early as the
1100s, evidence was uncovered
showing the church historically persecuted
Jews for not accepting the
Second, Adolf Hitler hated Jews and
they were his perfect scape goat to
dehumanize and solidify fear and
hatred towards a common enemy.
And lastly, the Jews were persecuted
because of envy.
After World War I, anyone who
wanted to join a guild had to swear on
the Bible, which a practicing Jew
would never have done. At the same
time, Bible-believing Christians
understood it to be wrong to loan
money with interest or go into debt.
Without an opportunity to take up a
trade, industrious Jews started banks
and used debt to fund new mercantile
activities, getting rich in the process.
Austrian interpretative guides mentioned
its country’s torrid past with
Hitler, but the passion and fervour
shown by German interpreters didn’t
seem as evident. In fact, Austria has
elected a far-right wing government
and its first action was to close the
border to refugees.
At the wedding of Austria’s Foreign
Affairs Minister’s daughter, invited
guest President Vladimir Putin of
Russia seemed to have a very warm
and cozy relationship with this highranking
Austria was a willing subject to
Adolf Hitler during World War II and
Austria’s flirting with Russia and their
ardent stance against refugees leads
one to ponder their memories of
Hungary is doing their race-purity
policy by refusing refugees and
enacting strong anti-immigration
laws. They offer married couples who
commit to having three children in 10
years, a 32,000 euro cheque to purchase
Hungarians average income per
year is 800 euro. The hope behind the
three-child policy—one replaces mom,
one replaces dad and one grows the
population and expands the economy
Attacks against Jews and other religious
minorities are on the rise
throughout Western countries, and
that includes Germany and Canada.
One German interpreter told a
recent story where thousands of Nazi
followers gathered for a rally in the
centre square of Bamberg. It was
thwarted when the local Priest rang
the church bells for hours making it
impossible for speakers to be heard.
Ironically, the Priest was charged
and found guilty under German law of
obstructing freedom of speech, but
who said democracies weren’t messy.
But, alas, the future can be more
than messy when we forget the past.
Pickle recipe lives for
by Lois Perepelitz
On one of the hottest days of the year
I was chopping up four litres of yellow
beans to make pickles. My place has
some nice shade trees so it usually
stays cool during the day, but by the
time I had the beans cooking and the
brine boiling it was getting very warm
It made me wonder how they did it in
the old days.
With all the heat we have been
having I have been watching the
weather reports to see if we have been
breaking any records.
I was surprised to see that we did not
break very many at all. I noticed that
most of the records were set in the
In the 1930’s the women would have
been cooking on the good ole wood
stove. They would have needed to get
that fire going pretty hot to get things
boiling on the top of that stove.
Having that kind of heat in a room
on a plus 30 Celsius day must have
The women of that time would not
just be making one or two small
batches of their favourite pickles, they
would have been canning the winter
supply of veggies and fruits.
Turn to Days, Pg 7
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Rights should be sacred
with cannabis laws
Cannabis becomes legal in Canada
in October, and it continues, to be a
contentious issue. Presently municipalities
are amending their bylaws to
comply with the legislation.
Under the Alberta Gaming and
Liquor Act, citizens of a municipality
may, by plebiscite, opt out of retail
liquor sales. The citizens of Cardston,
Ab. following a plebiscite, have not had
retail liquor sales, for many years.
Unfortunately, our provincially
elected officials in Alberta, in enacting
the Alberta Cannabis Act, did not
include a similar opting out clause, as
did the provinces of Saskatchewan and
Perhaps our Alberta government,
does not respect the rights of
Albertans to make that decision on
their own ?
Albertans, through a democratic
vote, in a plebiscite under proper election
rules, should be able to decide
whether they may opt out of cannabis
I believe the non- inclusion of this
clause is a direct infringement of citizens’
rights under Section 7 of the
Charter Rights and Freedoms.
Section 7, which states “Everyone
has the right to life, liberty and security
of the person and the right not to
be deprived thereof except in accordance
with the principles of
fundamental justice” was specifically
included in the Charter so the rights of
citizens, be protected and not trampled,
Citizens of a municipality should
have the right to decide whether to opt
out. I question whether the Alberta
Government is forcing an agenda upon
their citizens, and removing Albertans
democratic right to decide.
Is the Government of Alberta, in
pushing the cannabis agenda and not
including an opting out clause, hoping
municipalities for financial reasons
and a possible long battle in the
courts, hoping they will simple opt out
of the fight for their democratic rights?
On August 15, the Village of Alix
council voted unanimously to have a
public vote under proper election rules
on the cannabis issue, so our citizens
may have the democratic right to
decide if they want a retail cannabis
store in their community.
The citizens of Alix, both pro and
con, on this issue, are being afforded
the right to decide and not have the federal
and provincial governments,
make the decision for them.
I urge all Albertans to contact their
members of the Legislative Assembly
and members of Parliament and make
their feelings known.
Do not allow, your democratic right
to be infringed by the federal and provincial
E.W. (Ed) Cole
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Indent into the
world of music
Tiara van Zandbergen of Castor intently looks at her music sheet as she plays her written piece
of music on the piano during Keyboard Camp in Biggar, Saskatchewan.
Dining and Entertainment Guide
Aug. 24-26 – 15th Annual Hanna
Summer Slo-Pitch Showdown at the
Hanna Triplex in Hanna Ab.
Aug. 25 – Stettler P&H Harvest Turkey
Supper at the Elevator, Stettler,AB.
Supper at 4-6pm, everyone welcome.
Aug. 25 – The Flagstaff Scottish Club:
Gathering of the Clans Highland
Festival. Sedgewick sports grounds
& Wild Rose Co-op Recreation
Centre. Karen 780-390-2010.
Aug. 25 – Halkirk Elks Bullarama.
Gates open @ 2pm. Contact
Aug. 25 – 26- 11 Torrington Gun Show.
Highway 27, Torrington, AB.
Aug. 26 – 4th Annual Cereal Kids
Rodeo. To register, call Nikki at
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 – 3rd Annual East
Central Labour Day Classic Slow
Pitch Tournament. Consort,
Alberta. contact: Jason
Sept. 4 – Alberta Council on Aging
Region Five General Meeting.
Golden Circle Seniors Resources
Centre 4620-47A Avenue, Red Deer,
Sept. 8 – Stettler Crisis Aid Program
presents a Dinner Theatre & Dance.
Stettler Community Hall, Stettler
AB. Stettler & District FCSS at
Sept. 12 – Wainwright’s 2018
Awareness Night. Peace Memorial
Multiplex-Green Arena Wed. 6:30-
8pm. info: Marilyn @ 780-842-3381.
Castor’s own Tiara van Zandbergen
has made a big indent in the world of
music these past few months.
She and 10 others had their top
piano pieces chosen to be published in
a book titled ‘Fingerprints’ by the
editor of the Keyboard Camp in
Many from the camp requested
their work get in but were turned
The camp, which took place on
Wednesday, August 8 and Thursday,
August 9, offered students ages seven
to 21 the opportunity to develop their
skills through techniques and other
It was made possible through the
Canadian National Conservatory of
At the camp, attendees were split up
amongst different age groups and skill
levels, each team with a leader who
was typically one of Canada’s top
“So they come and we all compose
like one big group song together and
then we performed it the very last
day,” said van Zandbergen.
Mini sessions were created so each
age group can interact with more composers
than just their assigned leader.
“We learn stuff like cording and
Days of cooking and canning
winter supplies in the heat
Cont’d from Pg 6
This would mean days of cooking
and canning in the heat.
Some farms would have a small
building beside the main house that
would have an extra stove in it and
that would be used as the summer
This would keep the house cool but
the women still had to cook in the
heat. Those veggies needed to be
canned and those berries needed to be
made into jam when they were ripe no
matter what the weather was.
It is easy to understand why women
were so willing to give up their canning
when the canned goods started to
be available in grocery stores.
I just feel sad that so many recipes
that had been passed down through
the generations are now getting lost
because no one is using them.
With air conditioning and modern
appliances heat is not the big problem
it was, now the problem is time and
not having enough of that.
I look at my small batch of yellow
bean mustard pickles and wonder if I
will be the last to use this recipe that
was handed down from my mother
since my daughter and granddaughters
do not seem interested in making
their own pickles.
A few days later I got a phone call
from my niece. She was just thinking
of me because she had just made a
batch of yellow bean mustard pickles
from my recipe.
The yellow bean mustard pickle
lives for another generation.
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how to learn a pop song in like 10 minutes
and stuff like that,” she said.
Van Zandbergen’s piece titled “This
Is Just the Beginning” originally
began in November of last year.
“I realized like ‘Oh, I am going to
university next year and it’s a new
change in my life’ so it’s basically from
me now going into university and
starting what I want to do for the rest
of my life.”
Van Zandbergen had the special
honour of performing her song in front
of not only young musicians but some
of Canada’s top composers.
A mini recital was also held for
musicians that were featured in
The young composer began her love
for piano at a young age as she was
always curious to try but didn’t have
access to one for a long time.
Eventually, her step-father had a
piano at home so she was able to start
lessons which sparked major interest.
Two years ago, her piano instructor
told her about a camp that takes place
in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
“After that camp meeting a bunch
more Canadian composers, I decided I
was going to write a song so I did that
but it didn’t get published. I ended up
going to provincials with it,” she said.
The camp rotates as to where it will
be so last year it was in Ontario before
coming back to Western Canada.
“I went to the camp this year and it
just turned out that my second composition
that I wrote got into the book,”
explained van Zandbergen.
A composer she met at another
camp was the main reason behind her
inspiration to keep writing music.
“My favourite part would probably
being able to meet actual composers of
people who I performed songs at the
music festivals and it was just really
nice seeing them and how they teach
and like to compose. It was a lot of
She attributes her success to support
and inspirational backing from family
and her piano teacher.
The 18-year-old just graduated highschool
and hopes to pursue a 5-year
Bachelor of Science Combined
Education Degree at the University of
Lethbridge which she will use to
become a university professor.
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Ballot vote over cannabis retail sales
Council has already made an
amendment to the Land Use Bylaw
which adds definitions relating to
The next step they must determine is
what types of regulations council
wants to put in place.
After much talk around the table,
council agreed to let the people have a
chance to voice their concerns or support
in a constructive and civil
manner by holding a referendum by
ballot regarding retail sales of the
plant based drug.
Both sides of the argument were
concerned about ridicule from the
other so this option of a referendum
was a reasonable way to express their
opinion without being concerned for
“Like I said, I have talked to people
on both sides and the only thing that
was in agreement was ‘We want a referendum,
we want to be able to vote on
this’,” said Coun. Ed Cole.
The results of this ballot will be used
to give council an indication as to what
direction they should lean towards
when deciding on cannabis regulations
within the village and what level
of compliance they wish to follow with
upcoming legalization on October 17.
Residents that wish to have a voice
will ‘vote on a question by ballot under
proper election rules on a question of
cannabis retail sales in our community’
as the motion outlined.
“I just like the idea, that for me
anyway, that the people can at least say
they had a voice in it and it’s not your
garden variety type of bylaw – this is a
hot button issue that people are very
passionate about on both sides,” said
Mayor Rob Fehr.
No date has been set for the vote at
ATCO Franchise Agreement
What many refer to as a ‘hidden tax
grab’, Alix’s Franchise Fee Agreement
with ATCO has come to council for
ATCO’s franchise fee for Alix is
solely based on natural gas use and
associated delivery rates for the
Two rate changes were made earlier
this year in March and April which in
turn decreased the overall delivery
rates that the community is paying for.
The ATCO Gas franchise fee is currently
at 20 per cent and property taxes
are included in the amount collected.
They must be taken out of the payments
prior to the property tax due
Council had the option to continue to
collect franchise fees and property
taxes or to collect property taxes separate
from franchise fees.
Administration recommended the
latter option as it provides residents
with a more transparent look at their
electric bill as many may not be aware
that approximately 4.5 per cent of the
franchise fee amount on their bill goes
toward ATCO’s annual tax bill payable
to the village.
Council tabled the agreement to
budget time deliberations as it is not a
pressing issue for administration to
tackle. A full review of these percentages
will be conducted to make an
Land Use Bylaw Amendment
Alix council allowed for a public
hearing on Wed. Aug. 15 prior to the
regular council meeting to discuss
amendments to proposed Land Use
The changes to this bylaw were put
in motion by recent changes to the
Municipal Government Act (MGA) and
primarily dealt with how a development
permit is handled and what
timeframes are set for processing such
Other changes were made to the subdivision
application process again to
handle timeframes and processing.
Any time there is an amendment to a
land use bylaw, the MGA requires a
In the end, no written or verbal submissions
Council later passed second and
third readings of the bylaw during the
regular council meeting.
Alix Rodeo entered its fourth year on Aug. 18 - 19. Different age groups were categorized
for some events. Bull Riding, Team Roping, Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Barrel Racing and
Junior Steer Riding were on the list of competitions but Ladies Cow Riding became a big
hit with the crowd overall. Katy Praught of Stony Plain makes a hard landing after her cow
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Coronation Fair 2018 top prize winners
The 58th annual Coronation Fair
winners included Judy Scoville for
most points by one exhibitor and the
Thomas Family for the most points by
Most points in Adult Art went to
Natasha Viljoen and in Junior Art it
was a tie between Lauryn Perry and
Most points in Junior Photography
went to Karly Ramsay with the award
for top junior photo to Jordan Glasier.
Most points in Adult Photography
went to Donna Glasier and Top Adult
Photo was awarded to Donald Osetsky.
Most points in Adult Cooking and
Home Economics went to Judy
Most points in the Over 80 category
in Home Economics was Jeanette
Most points Disabled in Home
Economics went to Angie Evans.
Most points in Junior Cooking went
to Payton Elliott.
Best Entry Junior Needlework/
Hobbies 12 & under: 1st - Trinity
Thomas, 2nd - Noah Stelmaschuk.
Best Entry Junior Needlework/
Hobbies, 16 & under: 1st - Brianna
Tabish, 2nd - Hailey Tabish.
Most points Junior Home
Economics: Brianna Tabish.
Most points Adult Hobbies: Laurie
Most points (over 80) Hobbies: Kay
Bell; most points Disabled Hobbies:
Outstanding Adult Quilt: Yumiko
Most points Adult Crocheting: Mary
Jane Lowis and most points for Adult
Knitting: Pat Hocking.
Outstanding Entry (over 80)
Knitting/Crocheting: Betty Schmidt;
and most points Sewing/Embroidery
Classes 35-47: Mary Jane Lowis.
Most Outstanding Entry Adult
Needlework went to Yumiko Suzuki.
Most points Potted Plants: Diane
Elliott; most points Fruit Classes: Bill
Best Rose in the Fair: Peggy
Most points in Flower Classes:
Bubbles Bullick and most points in
Vegetable Classes: Shauna Lee Thomas.
Outstanding Entry in Horticulture -
Jean Russel and grandchildren and
most points in Horticulture: Shauna
Most points in Field Crops: Jordan
Outstanding Entry Grades 1 – 3 -
Bella Heistad; Grades 4 – 6 - tie between
Micaiah Weber and Nate Creasy/
Layton Perry; Grades 7 – 9 - Cora
Thompson; Grades 10 – 12 -
James Richardson and daughter, Aubree of Brownfield look at the Coronation 58th Annual Fair school entries Wed. Aug. 15 following the
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Complete Shop Equipment & Inventory Dispersal
Handwriting Best Grades 1 & 2 -
Alexis Kirshenman; Grades 3 – 5
- Shea Faber.
Original Fiction Classes 26-28 Best
Story Grades 1 – 3: Anae Bruneau;
Classes 29-31 Grades 4 - 6: Payton
Beblow Outstanding Entry Poetry
Grades 1 – 3:
Lee, Grades 4 – 6: Laryssa Huber
Outstanding Entry Original Fiction
Grades 7 to 9: Ethan Blais.
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WEDNESDAY SEPT. 12 2018 @ 10 AM
SALE SITE: Montgomery Auction Sales center
4 miles south of Lacombe, AB on Hwy 2A, 2 miles east on the Lakeside Sargent Road.
Bailey Stone, 3, of Lake Dell, Ab. leads her pony, Starlight, in the Pony Class at the Coronation
Horse Show on Wed. Aug. 15 while Mom, Susann keeps close by. ECA Review/J.Webster
Sheaves entered at the
Coronation Fair bench show.
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The Board of Directors of Drumheller and District Seniors Foundation invites applications
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and District Seniors Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides affordable
housing for seniors. We operate 191 units within Drumheller and the surrounding
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The ideal candidate will have some post secondary education and
related experience, ideally in economic development. The successful
candidate must have strong customer service skills with the ability to
engage community members with empathy and positive approach.
Interested candidates please send information to
Economic Transition Centre Coordinator
18-Month Contract Position, full-time
$55,000.00 - $65,000.00 / annum
There are exciting new opportunities for Economic Transition
Coordinators to work with the Battle River Economic Opportunities
Committee (BREOC). This is a collaborative partnership representing
the County of Paintearth No. 18, Flagstaff County, the Towns of Castor
and Coronation, the Villages of Forestburg, Halkirk and Heisler, and the
greater region that surrounds them (the “Region”).
The Westmoreland Mine and Battle River Generating Station located
within the Region face imminent closure and/or serious restructuring
at best. This substantial economic and social impacts is resulting in a
comprehensive socio-economic transition process. An important part
of the process is the establishment of two Transition Centres located in
Castor and Forestburg, Alberta. The successful candidates will lead these
transition centres in the implementation and coordination of various
initiatives to support the local communities.
This is a community economic development position with considerable
upside possibilities to build experience, expertise, a network and
a rewarding career in the dynamic field of community economic
development. The successful candidates will operate under the guidance
of Urban Systems Ltd/Lochaven Management Consultants Ltd. The
position will report to these managing partners and to the Battle River
Economic Opportunities Committee.
The ideal candidate will have a university degree and some directlyrelated
experience, ideally in economic development with the
demonstrated key abilities to research, analyze and maintain data, and
establish dynamic business relationships. The successful candidate must
have excellent communication skills with the ability to create compelling
presentations along with proven business development experience.
Interested candidates please send information to
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Lawrence Andrew O’Hara
“Howdy” passed away peacefully
with his family by his
side on Aug. 16, 2018 at
Our Lady of the Rosary
Hospital in his hometown
of Castor, Ab. after
a courageous battle with
Lawrence is survived
by his loving wife of 45
years, Bonnie O’Hara
(nee Willis), his sons
Darcy (Corry-Lyn) O’Hara
O’Hara and grandsons
Cole and Eric, Ryan (Michelle)
O’Hara and grandchildren
Braden, Brittney, Madison, Riley
He is also survived by his sister
Eileen (Bob) Frank, brother
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- tree removal
- height reducing
- hedge shaping
- disease diagnosis
Francis (Karen) O’Hara, sister
Fay (Ken) Stuber, sister Mary
(Rob) Lane, sister
Martha (Dan) Twa,
sister Betty Head and
nephews, other family
and many special
Lawrence was born in
Castor, Ab. on Feb. 22,
1945 to Leo and Lucille
Theresetta School and
after graduating he went on to
earn his Journeyman Electrician
Certificate and worked the
majority of his career at Amoco
Canada in Crossfield, Ab. where
he raised his family.
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He was very active in Crossfield
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In 2000, he and Bonnie moved
back to Castor after taking early
retirement from Amoco and
found employment at the
Paintearth Gas Co-op where he
enjoyed several years working
alongside his “adopted” boys.
He spent his off time keeping up
their acreage north of town and
wintering in Arizona where they
enjoyed many years of entertaining
friends and family.
Lawrence had a strong love for
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grandchildren and spent his final
days surrounded by all of them.
A Celebration of Life was held
on Aug. 21, 2018 at 1 pm at the
Castor Community Hall with
Father Mirek officiating.
Donations in Lawrence’s
memory may be made to Our
Lady of the Rosary Hospital
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sent to the family at www.
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Many interests, hobbies and a caregiver
June 24, 1951-
June 10, 2018
Sandra Ellen Wonnenberg
born in Ponoka Ab.
and was the loving
wife of Gerald
almost 44 years.
After a long courageous
passed away while
surrounded by her
family and friends
on June 10, 2018.
Previously of Red Deer
and Coronation, Sandra and
Gerald moved to Stettler to
become caregivers to
Sandra was dedicated to
Dorothy spending time with
her and going to get anything
that would make her
Sandra was predeceased
by both her parents, Ruby
Shultz and Mike Kazakoff,
her young daughter Cheryl,
as well as her half-brother
Richard Kazakoff and stepsister
Sandra will be greatly
missed by her husband of 44
years Gerald Wonnenberg;
her sons; Steven (Shawntel)
Stone, children Caroline,
Also her brothers Walter
(Doreen) Kazakoff, Larry
(Marion) Kazakoff, Ben
(Leanne) Kazakoff; her halfsisters
Debra Karr, Sharon
Kazakoff, Bonnie (Dave)
Odiorne, Karen (Brian)
Luckens; as well as her stepbrother
Fred Cave and
step-sister Pat (Harold)
McKinnon; and sister in law
Joan Callum and numerous
nieces, nephews and
cousins, as well as large
extended family and friends
who will miss her deeply.
Sandra loved to walk and
could be seen daily no
matter what the weather making the
journey down town to get whatever it
was that was needed for her home or
Sandra had many hobbies including
mixed and ladies bowling, CB radio
club and a stock car club.
She had many interests including
her dogs, dancing, collecting unicorns
and Elvis memorabilia.
She loved to play board games with
her family and friends.
In Stettler she enjoyed her time
spent at Curves and met many
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love was her grandchildren of which
she had many.
Celebration of life for Sandra will be
held Aug. 31, 2018 at 2 pm at the
Freedom Church in Stettler, Ab. 5404
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Ottawa’s contradictory climate
policy just wastes money
Billions of dollars in spending announcements allow politicians to burnish their green credentials.
But they don’t get the job done.
by Matthew Lau, Contributor
“Around the world, businesses, governments
and experts agree that
carbon pricing is the cheapest and
most efficient way to cut carbon pollution,”
Catherine McKenna, Canada’s
environment and climate change minister,
If what she says is true, it means all
other anti-carbon strategies - including
regulations and subsidies - are unnecessarily
expensive and inefficient.
Yet just a few months earlier, when
McKenna announced $100 million in
green subsidies to Ontario households
and businesses, she said that the
spending “pays for itself by saving
money, reducing carbon pollution and
making our homes and businesses
more comfortable and affordable.”
Has her position changed or does she
still believe Ottawa’s subsidy programs
and corporate welfare remain an efficient
use of tax dollars that will
somehow pay for itself?
McKenna’s $100 million supported
the previous Ontario government’s climate
However, the evidence shows us that
the billions the Ontario Liberals had
slated for climate spending was a massive
A recent essay by University of
Calgary economist Trevor Tombe estimated
that money spent to “improve
energy efficiency in multi-tenant residential
buildings” was 29 times more
expensive, per tonne of emissions
reduced, than cap and trade.
And “support to household adoption
of low-carbon technology” was about
15 times more expensive.
It turns out that just as the budget
doesn’t balance itself, the government’s
green spending doesn’t pay for
While Conservative Premier Doug
Ford is sensibly axing Ontario’s climate-spending
fund in an effort to
drag public finances back in the right
direction, the federal Liberal government
is forging ahead with handouts
In just the past few months, federal
taxpayer dollars have been torched on
everything from corporate welfare for
farms in P.E.I., to enlarging the
Alberta Indigenous Solar Program, to
homeowners’ windows in New
Brunswick, to making Ontario’s postsecondary
campuses more energy
Why does the federal government
continue to waste billions of dollars of
your money this way when - by
McKenna’s admission - experts agree
that a carbon tax is preferable?
The answer lies in what Liberals
view to be a problematic feature of a
carbon tax as compared to a government
Economists prefer taxation over
subsidies and regulations because a
carbon tax, for example pegged at $20
per tonne, gives people incentive to
reduce emissions when, and only
when, the cost of doing so is below $20
This means the private market has
the flexibility to find the cheapest
ways to reduce emissions, rather than
have the government decide.
But allowing more flexibility for the
private sector isn’t something Liberal
politicians can go along with.
If households and businesses are
allowed to make decisions for themselves,
the collective wisdom and
brilliance of those politicians goes
That’s why a heavy government
spend-and-regulate regime is in place.
Just as importantly, billions of dollars
in spending announcements
allow politicians to hold press conferences
to burnish their green
credentials and repeat tired slogans
about how government spending
improves both the economy and the
Such slogans ignore that the fastest
increases in prosperity and cleanliness
in human history were supported
by private industry, not corporate welfare
and green subsidies.
The federal Liberals remain big
supporters of the carbon tax, of
course. But that has nothing to do
with taxes being cheaper and more
efficient than regulations and
They just like the carbon tax
because it’s a tax. And they will find
ways to spend it even if the policy evidence
says it’s a costly mistake.
Matthew Lau is a contributing writer
to Canadians for Affordable Energy.
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