ECA Review 2019-03-28

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ECA Review 2019-03-28

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Thursday,

March 28, 2019

Volume 108

No. 13


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Restorative seal on Coronation Cemetery road

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council meeting on March 12 after discussion

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agreed

lesser value.

to try a

of equal

new

or lesser value.

Three kilometres of CRF®

restorative seal on the Coronation Restorative Seal at an approximate

Cemetery Range Road 111 for the cost cost of $33,000 is expected to help rejuvenate,

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ageing pavement before it becomes

worse.

By applying the product to pavement

before serious structural deterioration

has occurred, major reconstruction

can be significantly postponed 5 to10

years.

The Castor Theresetta Catholic School Kindergarten class, from the left, Bailey Barnes, Philip Zimmermann, Ben Felzien, Nicholas

Bennett and Abbigale Boxma were building Inukshuks while learning about the Arctic on March 14. (See story on pg. 8)


ECA Review/Submitted

Targeting

East

Central

Alberta

However, the product contains some

asphaltene content, which allows the

emulsion to hold sand and to fill larger

voids and cracks.

Due to its naphthenic crude base,

CRF does not ‘dry out’ and can become

brittle with time.

Its slight natural solvency allows the

product to soften and penetrate

asphalt pavement, causing the surface

to remain flexible and more resilient

to fluctuations in temperature.

The sand and emulsion combination

is kneaded and worked in by traffic,

temperature and time to provide a seal

in depth, not just a surface film like

most asphalt sealers.

Pits and holes in the road will be

filled in as well but public works mentioned

this stretch of road will act as a

test run to see how well the product

works and if they wish to use it in the

future.

Read on Roads, the only business

that conducts and uses this product,

will supply and apply CRF®

Restorative Seal to three kilometres of

pavement which should begin in May

of this year.

Triple A Striping will paint the lines

on the road between June 1 and July

15 at $666 per kilometre.

Both portions of the project are

being funded through Municipal

Sustainability Initiative money.

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INDEX

Stettler council ................... 3

Coronation council ............. 3

Fatal crash .......................... 3

Hanna council .................... 4

Erskine news ...................... 4

Arts & Entertainment .......... 5

Opinion ........................... 6-7

School news ....................... 8

Sports ............................9-10

Morrin council .................. 13

Obituary ........................... 13

Alix council ....................... 14

Parts Specials:

Feature:

Excursion

reaches

30-year

milestone

Page 11

5 % off Oil

10 % off Batteries

15 % off Filters

Leon Laye

entering

CPR Hall

of Fame

Page 18

Annual Customer

Appreciation Days!

You are invited to join us 10 am to 3 pm

for a Pancake Lunch

STETTLER - Tuesday, April 2 nd

RED DEER – Thursday, April 4 th

CORONATION & OLDS Customer

Appreciation Week – April 1 st to 5 th

Coffee & Doughnuts will be served daily.

Breeders

Special

Section

Pages 15-24

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2 M arch 28'19 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. Eca REVIEW

2019 Assessment Notices

County of Paintearth No. 18

Province of Alberta

Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provisions of Section

311 of the Municipal Government Act, Statutes of Alberta, 2000,

Chapter M-26. The County of Paintearth No. 18 mailed Assessment

Notices to all persons appearing on the Assessment Roll as of

February 28, 2019.

Any person who desires to object to the entry of his/her name or

that of any other person upon the said roll or to the assessed value

placed upon any property must lodge his/her complaint(s) in writing

and submit to the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board on or before

May 28, 2019.

In accordance with the Municipal Government Act and the County

of Paintearth No. 18 Schedule of Fees Bylaw, a charge is required

for each assessment appeal. The fee is refundable if the Assessment

Review Board makes a decision in the favor of the complainant,

pursuant to 481(2) of the Municipal Government Act. The Board may

refund fees to other complainants at their discretion.

Assessment complaints, with applicable fee, can be forwarded

to Michael Simpson, Clerk of the Assessment Review Board of the

County of Paintearth No. 18, Box 509, Castor, Alberta T0C 0X0.

All assessed persons are deemed to have received their notice as a

result of this publication. If you have not received an assessment

notice for property you own in the County of Paintearth No. 18,

please contact the County office at 403-882-3211.

Michael Simpson

Chief Administrative Officer

REAL ESTATE/HOMES

Hanna Solar Project gets $10 million boost

Submitted

The Town of Hanna and the Special

Areas Board, along with project partners

ATCO Ltd. and Greengate Power,

have successfully attracted $10 million

in funding from Emissions Reduction

Alberta (ERA) for the proposed Hanna

Solar Project.

Developed as a private/public joint

venture, the project, a 120MW, $162

million solar generation project is

planned to be sited in on previously

mined lands near Hanna.

Hanna has a long history working in

the Alberta power industry; this

project would continue

this tradition


while positioning

Hanna in a leading

role as the

industry continues

to shift towards

renewable energy.

The Hanna

Solar Project, once

constructed, is

expected to provide

a reliable

revenue stream for

project partners

throughout the life

of the project.

This revenue

will allow the Town of Hanna and the

Special Areas Board to create the

Hanna Community Coal Transition

Fund, a locally-managed fund

designed to directly support local economic

development initiatives.

This fund is one of the tools being

developed to help local businesses and

communities respond to some of the

negative impacts resulting from the

province’s transition away from coal.

Once operational, the Hanna

Community Coal Transition Fund will

focus on developing sustainable, longterm

and local economic initiatives.

“This funding from Emissions

Reduction Alberta is a great starting

point for the Hanna Solar Project,and

really helps us get it moving,” said

Chris Warwick, Mayor for the Town of

Hanna.

“While the $10 million investment is

significant, this project is going to

need more funding and support from

government.

“We are continuing to work with the

federal and provincial governments, as

well as private enterprise, to find ways

to fund the Hanna Solar Project.

“Our work as a coal impacted community

will continue as we explore

options and create projects like the

Hanna Solar Project to help make sure

our citizens, businesses and communities

are not left behind,” concluded

Warwick.

The Town of

Hanna and the

Special Areas

Board, together

with Cactus

Corridor

Economic

Development

Corp., formed

the Hanna

Climate

Change

Strategy

Taskforce in

2015.

The taskforce

was

formed to

investigate the impacts of the planned

phase-out of coal to this region and to

develop some strategic options to

address those impacts.

A renewable energy project with a

municipal ownership stake has been in

development since 2017, primarily to

support the creation of the Hanna

Community Coal Transition Fund.

The Hanna Solar Project partners

are continuing to focus on developing

this project, working with the federal

and provincial governments to secure

green infrastructure and additional

grant funding.

In addition to Hanna’s funding,

Drumheller will also see Longspur

Development’s Solar and Battery

Storage project as an electricity project

under the same funding structure.

Emissions Reductions Alberta’s

While the $10 million

investment is significant,

this project is going to

need more funding and

support from government.

- MAYOR WARWICK


(ERA) BEST Challenge, a funding

opportunity for biotechnology, electricity

and sustainable transportation

is awarding $100 million for projects

worth a combined value of $600

million.

Projects range from new solar

opportunities in coal-impacted communities

to electrification of bus fleets

to energy storage and bold new uses

for hydrogen.

These initiatives are anticipated to

account for cumulative greenhouse

gas (GHG) reductions of 2.5 million

tonnes of CO₂e by 2030, equivalent to

the GHG emissions from 530,786 passenger

vehicles driven for one year.

These promising projects will create

new economic opportunities across

Alberta’s electricity, transportation,

and biological industries.

This funding support channel was

created to help demonstrate and scaleup

innovative technologies that can be

adopted in communities across

Alberta and around the world.

ERA Board Chair Dave Collyer

made the announcement with

Shannon Phillips, Minister of

Environment and Parks and the

4613 Imperial Ave., Coronation -

Spacious 3+1 bedroom bungalow.

This home features a main floor

laundry, a large fenced back yard and

a large car port. Currently rented.

REDUCED $119,900 $109,000

5314 Victoria Ave., Coronation -

Spacious 16’x72’ mobile. This mobile

is located on a residential lot near the

hall in Coronation. 3 bedrooms, 2

baths, open floor plan, 5 appliances,

and garden shed. REDUCED $79,900

$69,900

Coronation

4402 Park Crescent, Coronation,

AB - 2 bedroom mobile home that has

been substantially renovated!!! Siding,

windows, flooring, paint, trim, doors.

This is clean and comfortable home on

a large lot. Listed @ $24,900

5118 Alexander Ave., Coronation

- Large 7 bedroom bi-level home

located across the street from the

golf course. Features a large double

attached insulated and heated

garage, and main floor laundry.

REDUCED $195,000 $189,000

4818 Royal St., Coronation -

Excellent Location. 2 Storey

Commercial/Residential property on

corner of Royal & Victoria. Apartment

a full residential 3 bedroom. Great

location for a restaurant, pub, office

or retail. Listed for $70,000

A.L.L. STARS Realty Ltd

Ph. (780) 434-4700

Shelly Creasy

Hm/Off. (403) 578-2255

Cell. (403) 578-7000

5016 Norfolk Ave., Coronation -

1150 sqft 5 bedroom 3 bathroom

manufactured home on a full

basement. Multiple updates including

siding, window, furnaces, H2O on

demand, bathrooms, flooring etc. This

is a spacious property located close to

all amenities. Listed for $129,000

5401 Norfolk, Coronation - 1200

sqft 3 bedroom bungalow on a corner

lot across the street from the hospital

in Coronation, AB This home features

original hardwood thru out, fenced

backyard & detached garage. Listed

for $99,000

4465 Park Crescent, Coronation,

AB - Large lot with a 20’x24’ garagecement

floor, insulated and heated. 2

sheds. This property is ready for a

snow bird to park their RV in the

summer or a new mobile home.

Listed @ $24,900

5101 Norfolk Ave, Coronation -

1420 sqft home. This property has

been gutted and renovated from the

top to bottom. 2 bedrooms, large

open loft, deck, fenced yard, RV

parking and an apartment the

generates $650/month! REDUCED

$165,000 $157,500

Minister Responsible for Climate

Change, on March 12, 2019 in

Edmonton.

County of Paintearth No. 18

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT

APPLICATION APPROVED

Notice is hereby given that the following

Development Permit Application has been

approved:

DP1901 Levi Schwenk and

Jenna Gilbertson

NE33-37-10-W4 Replacement Residence

Any person claiming to be affected by

such decision may appeal by giving Notice

in writing to the Secretary, Subdivision

and Development Appeal Board, County

of Paintearth No. 18, Box 509 Castor, AB

T0C 0X0 not later than 4:30 p.m., April

12th 2019. The Notice must contain the

reason for the appeal and pursuant to

Bylaw No. 580-09 include the $200.00 fee.

Dated: March 21, 2019

Todd Pawsey, Development Officer

New Listings

Pt of SE32-38-10-W4 - 9.88 acres

straight east of Brownfield with a

developed yard and beautiful 1680 sqft

home. This property offers an incredible

attached double garage, 4 bedrooms, 3

bathrooms, open Kitchen/Living room/

Dining room, front verandah and a

large deck to the south west. If you are

looking for an acreage this property is

worth considering!!

4457 Park Crescent, Coronation -

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fenced

backyard! All of this is on an owned lot

for only $22,900!!

11531 TWP RD 364 Rural

Paintearth County - 11.96 acres,

1396 sqft, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath

bungalow, 30’x40’ shop various

outbuildings and hayland. Listed for

$249,900

Consort

OPEN

HOUSE

Sat. Mar. 30

1-4 pm

5149 47 St. Consort - Beautiful 3+1

Bed bungalow, corner lot, 2 1/2 bath,

finished basement, fenced backyard,

insulated and heated double detached.

Outstanding Property!! Listed

@$239,900

for additional photos:

screasy.ca

or realtor.ca


ECA REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB March 28'19 3


STETTLER TOWN COUNCIL

Stettler renews MSI agreement

Garnet Crookes, former Coronation School

student, took part in the national Canadian

Engineering Competition in Waterloo, Ont.

during the first week of March, 2019. Crookes

and his team placed third.

Engineering

competition

success

Submitted

Garnet Crookes, a former

Coronation School student recently

took part in the Canadian Engineering

Competition in Waterloo, Ont.

He is in his final year of engineering

at the University of Alberta.

Crookes was part of the four-person

team that won the Edmonton campus

competition in December.

In January they were off to

Winnipeg, Mb. to compete in the

Western Engineering Competition

(WEC) where they placed first. They

advanced to nationals in Waterloo the

first week of March.

The teams in the consulting division

were given a large scale engineering

problem. They had eight hours to

develop a solution and present it to a

panel of judges.

Crookes’ team placed third.

“It was an honour to represent

Alberta in the competition with all of

Canada, and was a great experience,”

said Crookes.


Few satisfaction surveys returned

Joyce Webster

ECA Review

Town office has only 19

Satisfaction Surveys returned,

council heard at their March 11

regular council meeting which

“19 isn’t exactly a statistical

representation.”

“It’s to provide you guys with

some advice and clarity moving

forward,” said

Chief

Administrative

Officer (CAO)

Sandra Kulyk.

The survey is

on the town website

and can be

downloaded for

those who have

misplaced their

copy that had

previously been

distributed in the

utility bills.

The survey is

meant to give

council a better

idea of what the

community

hopes to see in

the future and

A Catholic school

for ALL students

Kindergarten to Grade 9

www.ck.ecacs16.ab.ca

(403) 742-0280

4704-55th Street,

Stettler

Terri Huxley

ECA Review

At the strike of 6:30 p.m.,

Stettler Mayor Sean Nolls

got ‘the show on the road’

by calling the meeting to

order on Tues. March 19.

The provincial government

has committed to

three more years of

Municipal Sustainability

Initiative (MSI) funding

with the Town of Stettler in

a letter addressed to the

CAO and Mayor.


Each year, an

incentive of $22,500

each from both the

town and County of

Stettler is given to a

physician who

comes to the

area to practice.

In order to continue providing

this funding though,

Municipal Affairs

requested council approve

an amending agreement as

the current agreement

expires on March 31.

One of the ‘devils in the

detail’, according to Chief

Administrative Officer

(CAO) Greg Switenky is

how much funding they

receive.

The government does

announce a large sum allocation

for the entire

province but municipalities

are kept guessing as to how

much of this sum they will

receive.

“They talk about holistic,

CORONATION COUNCIL

how they currently feel the town

is doing in terms of service and

other responsibilities.

Kulyk confirmed at the

March 25 regular meeting that

the numbers are up too.

MSI grant

The Town of Coronation

received the Municipal

Sustainability Initiative (MSI)

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oPEn HousE

April 10 at 6:30 PM

CKCS Library

big dollar amounts but you

never know exactly what

your allocation is going to

be and what is going to

happen under the next government,

whether it’s this

one or a new one.

“However, the agreement

should stand and it’s something

for MSI,” said CAO

Switenky.

Council passed a resolution

to accommodate for the

expiration and create a new

expiry date for March 31,

2022.

Physician incentive

Town council supported

the Physician Retention

and Recruitment

Committee’s request to provide

an incentive payment

of $22,500 for the newest

doctor who has joined the

Stettler community.

Each year, an incentive

of $22,500 each from both

the town and County of

Stettler is given to a physician

who comes to the area

to practice as a way to help

the individual with startup

costs.

The County passed a resolution

at their most recent

meeting accepting this

amount.

Mayor Nolls asked if

council still wished to

supply this amount to

which they agreed to

continue.

“I think it would be in

our best interest,” he said.

Mayor Nolls did mention

there will be more collaboration

between the local

board and government as

AHS continues to oversee

the process.

Along with this request,

the committee has also

asked if council will sit

down with them and other

partners to discuss a


funding as per the signing of an

amended MSI Agreement. The

original Agreement expires in

March 2019 but the government

has committed to continuing

funding until 2022.

The MSI funding for

Coronation last year amounted

to $67,102 in MSI operating and

$221,531 in MSI capital projects.

Beaver Rural Electrification

Association

ANNUAL

General Meeting

Tues. April 2, 7:30 p.m.

Castor Legion Hall

Please plan on attending

and join us in the operation

of your association.

proper policy to fine tune

the current practice.

Council agreed to

participate.

“It’s all about making

sure our community has

what we need to have on

behalf of our citizens and

our residents and

Provincial Election 2019

CANDIDATES FORUM

Monday, April 1

at 7-9pm at Stettler Community Hall (5101 46 Ave)

Questions can be submitted in advance to spl@prl.ab.ca

For more information please contact 403-742-3181

Co-hosted by:

the Stettler Regional Board of Trade & Community Development

and Stettler Public Library

ON-CALL HOURS

Weekend physician on-call schedule for the month of

Weekend physician on-call schedule for the

month of [insert month] 2009

[INSERT DATE]

[INSERT DATE]

[INSERT DATE]

[INSERT DATE]

April 2019

maintaining our vitality

because we greatly appreciate

what our medical

community, not just doctors,

but all our health care professionals

do the best to

serve our area. Very appreciative

of it,” said CAO

Switenky.

Fatal collision

Terri Huxley

ECA Review

Stettler RCMP responded

to the collision involving a

semi-truck and car on

Highway 12 near Stettler at

about 7:30 p.m. Mon. March

25 where a car was travelling

westbound on Highway

12 collided head-on with an

eastbound semi-truck.

The 57-year-old male

driver identified as Marcel

Grimard by family members

and lone occupant of the car

was deceased at the scene

while the semi-truck driver

sustained minor injuries.

Alcohol and drugs are not

a factor and the collision

remains under investigation,

stated an RCMP press

release.

Wife Malonie Grimard

posted online about her family’s

loss saying, “As all now

know, my wonderful husband,

my soul mate, my

everything passed last night

in a car accident. He was a

kind gentle man. Family

was his life.”

The Grimard’s recently

moved their Pizza and Ice

Cream Parlor ‘Yaya’s Treats

and Eats’ from Alix to

Stettler.

[insert community]

[insert community]

[insert community]

[insert community]

March 30 & 31 Castor Hospital

April 6 & 7 Coronation Hospital

April Emergent 13 & Medical 14 Problems Coronation - can be assessed Hospital at

the nearest hospital at any time.

April 19, 20, & 21 Castor Hospital

April 27 & 28 Coronation Hospital

Urgent Medical Problems - can be assessed at each

hospital at the times listed or at the on-call hospital.

Emergent Non Urgent Medical Problems -- patients can be should assessed at

the

make

nearest

an appointment

hospital at

during

any time.

regular physician clinic

hours.

Urgent Medical Problems - can be assessed at each

hospital at the Consort: times listed or 9:30 at the a.m. on-call hospital.

Non Urgent Medical Coronation: Problems 11 a.m. - patients should

make an appointment

Castor:

during

1 p.m.

regular physician

clinic hours.

Important: Outpatients are advised to telephone the

hospital on-call Coronation:

prior to going there. 11 a.m.

Castor: 1 p.m.

Important: Consort Outpatients (403) are advised 577-3555 to telephone

the hospital Coronation on-call prior (403) to going 578-3803 there.

Castor (403) 882-3434

Coronation (403) 578-3803

Castor (403) 882-3434


4 M arch 28'19 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. Eca REVIEW


HANNA COUNCIL

Assessment decreases

Eileen Morrill

ECA Review

Hanna’s residential assessment has

decreased just over $8 million while

non-residential assessment has

increased by almost $5 million leaving

a total assessment decrease of almost

$3.5 million, Hanna council learned at

their March 12 regular meeting

If the assessment decrease across all

residential properties are similar, the

tax rate will require an adjustment

and each resident should end up

paying a similar amount as their 2018

taxes even though their assessment

has dropped.

Administration anticipates there

will be a lot of questions about property

assessments, especially with the

sudden drop in property values. Some

estimates have indicated 2018 residential

properties on average sold for 30

per cent less than their assessed value.

Generally, assessment figures do not

adjust as quickly as the market, so

property owners may not be satisfied

with their assessed values. CAO Neill

reported the town will be hosting an

open house where the assessor will be

available to meet with property

owners.

Community transition

Doug Griffiths, community management

consultant and author of 13 Ways

to Kill Your Community, who has been

retained by Hanna to assist with community

transition, was in Hanna Feb.

22 interviewing.

Griffiths will return for a Council

Summit and Inspirational Town Hall

meeting scheduled for the end of

March.

Griffiths will be talking about

embracing change, what that change

may look like for the Hanna region and

how Hanna can best position itself to

manage this change.

He will be given a tour of town prior

to the meeting to access the assets in

the community and assist with a marketing

plan in conjunction with the

Strategic Plan.

Coun. Kyle Olsen reported that the

biggest relevance to Hanna discussed

at the Palliser Economic Partnership

meeting in Brooks on Feb. 22 was the

Livestock Hub project.

Olsen also reported that taxi options

are being discussed and development

of the old Lodge appears to be moving

forward.

In addition, Olsen reported that the

Spray Park Committee, of which he is

a member, received notice that they

had been approved for an Alberta

Community

Enhancement

Program grant in

the amount of

$125,000. An open

house will be

organized when

more information

about funding is

confirmed.

Business over

the winter months

at the Hanna Golf

and Country Club

does not warrant

maintaining a

full-time manager

and staff.

Discussions have

begun to change

how the clubhouse

operates over the

winter.

Call in your

Easter Services

place and times.

403-578-4111

Community Services report

Director Gwen Snell reported that

Jason Smith has resigned from the

Community Services Board (CSB).

Snell also reported that in the CSB

budget, the increase for seasonal staff

includes the adjustment for minimum

wage increases.

Concerns over young children being

left unattended at the arena and distracting

patrons has been raised.

Signage regarding unattended children

will be researched.

Director Snell has been tasked with

drafting a document regarding Code of

Conduct and Terms of Reference for

Board members. A guideline for discussions,

roles and responsibilities

will be presented at the next CSB

meeting.

Snell reported that the Hanna in

Bloom Committee is working on plans

for 2019. Hanna will enter the National

Communities in Bloom, Circle of

Champions for 2019 in order to continue

working to achieve 5 Blooms

Silver.

Grants

The Town of Hanna will be

receiving $265,689 for the proposed

Town of Hanna Renewable Energy

Resource Inventory Project.

This Alberta Community

Generation Capacity Building grant

supports Hanna’s efforts in development

of community generation in the

province.

Funding under this program will be

used to assist with the necessary

studies, business cases, technical planning

for a potential, among other

things, for a potention Community

Renewable Energy project. A start up

meeting will be held prior to the end of

March.

A $13,636 grant was approved by

Alberta Municipal Affairs to carry out

training under the Fire Services

Training program for the

municipality.

Protective Services report

Hanna received one Animal Control

Bylaw Enforcement complaint in

February and 14 snow removal complaints,

reported Director of Protective

Services, Adrian Mohl.

Mohl stated that the Municipal

Planning Commission met and

approved a one-year extension to complete

all of the conditions of

subdivision approval for the land

north across Fox Lake Trail from the

Co-op Centre. Additionally, a building

at 405-3 Ave. E was approved for use as

an industrial building.

Erskine’s annual Spaghetti Supper held at Erskine Odd Fellow

Lodge #58 on Sat. March 23.Approximately 140 came to dish up

and support Richard and Bonita Given, a new family to Erskine

whose garage and mobile home burnt down in January. There

was a 50/50 draw as well as proceeds from the ticket sales at the

door which amounted to over $1,300. From the left, back row:

Erskine Odd Fellow members Trevor Haustein and Cory Fisher.

Front row: Erskine Odd Fellow Lodge Secretary Scott Kruk, Richard

Given and Bonita Given.

ECA Review/Submitted

Replica

Colt 45’s

Opening

Sat. April 6

Furniture imported from

Palm Springs, California

including 4-poster beds,

Armoires, Desks

Many many other new-to-you items.

Also featuring the former A Dime For

Change, 2nd hand boutique.

History

Gardens & Gates

4 St. - 2nd Ave. West Hanna, Ab.

Drop in

and see

what you

are missing

out on!


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ARTS &ENTERTAINMENT

Ghostboy and Anna M. Johnson perform at season finale

Ghostboy is a duo comprised of

Denis Dufresne and Aaron Young

along with Anna Johnson will be

entertaining at the Stettler Performing

Ghostboy

Arts Centre on Sun. April 7 in two

performances.

World Instrumental Music was the

Ghostboy genre and by the time they

reached 25, had been played

on every PBS station, been

featured in documentaries

and were part of “The

Hottest Fiddle Show in the

World” as dubbed by the

Walt Disney Corporation.

It’s an all-ages show, so

there’ll be something there

for everyone. They are

world-class instrumental

players and vocalists and

their music has influences

from country and rock, as

well as intermixing original

material with covers of wellknown

tunes.

They’ve been described as the Eagles

meet Blue Rodeo.

Dufresne’s musical influences were

of those who played their own instruments

as well as singing their own

songs, like Merle Haggard, Glen

Campbell and Waylon Jennings, as

well as the Eagles and the Tedeschi

Trucks Band.

For a time, the duo moved on to

explore other musical passions. Aaron

became a sought-after guitarist and

vocalist in the jazz community in

Canada and Denis became a soughtafter

player in the country music

genre, garnering him five CCMA

awards for Instrumentalist of the Year.

Together again, they are putting

their superb playing, vocals and songwriting

abilities together as Ghostboy.

Rising Star award winner

Anna M Johnson (14) has been

working on song writing and performing

original songs and was

honoured to be selected as a Stingray

Rising Star Young Performer at the

Winnipeg Folk Festival in July of 2018.

Shortly after returning from the

Folk Festival she became the Youth

Leo Bozek of Castor, Ab. dressed up as the ‘King of Rock’, Elvis Presley, for a day as he visited the Coronation Hospital and Care Centre

Assisted Living wing on Tues. March 19. After his performance, he mingled and took photos with various people in the audience including

Chris Lang.

ECA Review/Submitted

Anna M Johnson

Grand Winner of the 2018 K-Days

Talent Search.

This past spring she was a featured

performer as part of “Crescendo 2018”

with John Cameron Changing Lives

Foundation – at the Francis Winspear

Centre in Edmonton.

In October Anna M Johnson was the

“Young Albertan” selection for the

2017 Alberta Showcase of the Touring

Arts Alliance of Alberta.

The 2016 Junior Winner at Big

Valley Jamboree’s, Homegrown Stage

Competition, she was also a Youth

Finalist in 2017.

You can also see her performing

locally at coffee shops at the Edson

Rotary Art in the Park 2018 and at the

Stettler Variety Showcase in April of

2019.

Johnson started acting in 2015 when

she was cast in her first theatre role as

Jane Banks for the Festival Players

production of “Mary Poppins - The

Broadway Musical” at Festival Place.

She took on the role of Susan Gillis

in the ensemble of the 2016 production

of “Anne of Green Gables - The

Musical”.

Anna continues to enjoy her music

as well as acting in local theatre productions

and participating in dance.

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“Plaguebringer”/ “Bayonet”/ “Killed By The Nine.”

403-346-5636.

Mar 29 – Indoor Estate Sale. Alliance Ab. See ad in the

Classified ads page.

Mar 29 – Western Communities Foundation Paint Night

Fundraiser. 7-9pm Clive Meeting Room, 5104-51

Ave. Clive Ab. 403-784-3332.

Mar 30 – Indoor Estate Sale. Alliance Ab. See ad in Classified

ad page

Mar 30 – The Vat-Red Deer, “Newcastle Kings.”

403-346-5636.

Mar 30 – Men’s Pancake Breakfast- Clive Baptist Church,

4716-50th St. Clive Ab. 8-10pm. 403-784-3335.

Mar. 30 – Forestburg Concert, Johnny Summers Little Big

Band. 7:30pm. Forestburg Community Hall. Village

Office 780-582-3668.

Mar 31 – Revved Up Youth Service- Baptist Church @ 2pm.

Clive Baptist Church 4716-50th St. Clive Ab.

403-784-3335.

Apr. 1 – Provincial Election 2019 Candidates Forum. Stettler

Community Hall, 7-9pm.403-742-3181.

Apr. 2 – Beaver Rural Electrification Association AGM. Castor

Legion Hall. Castor Ab. See Ad in this weeks paper.

Apr. 1-4 – Forestburg Many Horses Saloon, Crib

Tournament, prize at end of month. Kara

780-582-2411.

Apr. 4 – Forestburg Many Horses Saloon, Wing Night

Thursdays 6-10. Kara 780-582-2411.

Apr. 4 – Forestburg Many Horses Saloon, Variety Night,

name that Tune. 8pm. Kara 780-582-2411.

Apr. 4-5 – Silent Jim, Sedgewick Community Hall,

Sedgewick Ab. 780-385-4326

Apr. 5 – 14th Annual Stettler Roughstock Rodeo.

Performance a 7pm. See Ad in this weeks paper.

Apr. 5-6 – Central Alberta Quilters Guild 28th Annual Quilt

Show. Parkland Pavilion, Westerner Park, 4847-19 th St,

Red Deer. Ab. Info: www.centralalbertaquilters.org.

Apr. 6 – Tartan Day, Sedgewick Wild Rose Co-op Curling

Rink. 780-390-0096.

Apr. 6 – Kinette Club of Stettler Celtic Pub Night- St. James

Gate. Stettler Community Hall, doors open 7:30pm.

Apr. 7 – Our Lady Of Grace Roast Beef Supper, 4:30-7pm.

Castor Community Hall. See ad in this weeks paper.

Apr. 7 – Stettler Variety Showcase- Ghostboy & Anna

Johnson. Stettler Performing Arts Centre, 2pm &

7:30pm. Stettler Ab.

Apr. 10 – Christ-King Catholic School, Kindergarten to Grade

9. 6:30pm CKCS library, Stettler Ab. 403-742-0280.

Apr. 10 – Provost Public School Kindergarten Registration,

6:30pm. Drop by the office to pick up registration.

Apr. 10 – Irma United Church Spring Supper & Auction. Irma

Curling Rink, Michelle 780-806-6388.

Apr. 12 – Fish Fry, Westling Hall. SE 13-41-25-4 Range Road

25-0. Clive Ab. 403-872-4316.

Apr. 12 – Swing Into Spring Market. Wainwright Elks Hall.

3-9pm. Gloria 780-842-0487.

Apr. 12 – Stettler Trade Show at the Recreation Centre.

4-9pm. www.stettlerboardoftrade.com/

tradeshow.

Apr. 13 – Stettler Trade Show at the Recreation Centre,

10-6pm. www.stettlerboardoftrade.com/

tradeshow.

Apr. 13 – Swing Into Spring Market. Wainwright Elks Hall.

10-5pm. Gloria 780-842-0487.

Apr. 13 – Battle River Train Excursions, Easter

Eggs-Travaganza.780-384-4150.

Apr. 13 – Forestburg Many Horses Saloon, Karaoke, 9:30pm.

Kara 780-582-2411.

Apr. 13 – Castor IODE Rummage Sale. Castor Community

Hall, 11-3:30pm. Trudy 780-799-2566.

Apr. 13-14 – Lion’s Club 44th Annual Consort Gun & Hobby

Show, Consort Sportex. (4602-50 Ave) Joan

403-577-3597.

Apr. 14 – Stettler Trade Show at the Recreation Centre.

11-4pm. www.stettlerboardoftrade.com/

tradeshow.

Apr. 18 – Stettler Old Tyme Dances-Contry Gentlemen. Info:

403-742-5640.

Apr. 21 – Forestburg Many Horses Saloon, Easter Egg hunt.

Kara 780-582-2411.

Apr. 25 – Theresetta Catholic School Kindergarten

Registration. 7-7:30pm. Kindergarten Room.

403-882-3309.

Apr. 25 – Forestburg Many Horses Saloon, Movie Trivia,

8pm. Kara 780-582-2411.

Apr. 25 – Grace United Church UCW Spring Rummage Sale.

Wainwright Ab. 7-9pm. 780-842-3870.

Apr. 26 – Grace United Church UCW Spring Rummage Sale.

Wainwright Ab. 4-7pm. 780-842-3870.

Apr. 27 – Men’s Pancake Breakfast. 8-10pm, Clive Baptist

Church 403-784-3335.

Apr. 27 – RCMP & Heartland Victim Services Regimental

Ball. Stettler Community Hall, 5-1am. Sarah

403-741-7840.

Apr. 27 – Forestburg Many Horses Saloon, Kamikazee

Karaoke, 9:30pm. Kara 780-582-2411.

Apr. 27 – Forestburg Concert Series. Steve Pineo’S Elvis

Show. 7:30pm at the Community Centre. Village

Office 780-582-3668.

Apr. 27 – Tees Annual Chili Cook Off. 6pm Tees Community

Hall. Carla 403-784-3055.

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Review cannot guarantee events as listed. Please check with

the venue prior to attending.


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OPINION

The opinions expressed are not necessarily

the opinions of this newspaper.


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Jaskirat Singh Sidhu did a horrible

unintended act on April 6, 2018 when

he blew through a stop sign killing 16

and injuring 13 Humboldt Bronco

hockey team coaches and players. He

was in his third week of work as a

commercial driver. That day he had

been lost, stuck and then distracted by

tarps loose and flapping in the wind.

Likely he was behind schedule and

being pressured by the owner.

The accident was catastrophic.

Those surviving will either face lifetime

physical disabilities, mental

anguish or both. Their parents, families

and friends will never forget or

recover fully from this tragic senseless

loss.


Forgiveness is the

hardest thing to do but

all psychologists and

religious leaders will

tell you it is the most

important step for

self-healing and

getting on with life.

It’s simply a lose-lose-lose situation.

I feel very sorry for all families, but

I fear for those such as the Curtis

Joseph family, former Edmonton Oiler

goaltender, who are unable to forgive.

His wife said, “I will never forgive

him.” and Curtis, after hearing the

sentence, said “there’s no number (of

years) that would make me happy.”

Forgiveness is the hardest thing to

do but all psychologists and religious

leaders will tell you it is the most

important step for self-healing and getting

on with life. Sure Sidhu has life,

where many others don’t, but this

remorseful young man will forever

live his guilt.

Sidhu could never bring back the

lives of these young people. All he

could do was the right thing after his

unintended action caused this horrific

tragedy. He cooperated with authorities,

he accepted public shaming

without ever playing the discrimination

card, he took away the prolonged


Schwenk

EDITORIAL


PRAIRIEVIEW

agony of a long-drawn-out trial by

pleading guilty, he apologized, he wept

and he met with grieving parents who

asked to meet with him personally.

The 10-year sentence asked for by

Crown Prosecutor, Thomas Healey,

followed by Justice Inez Cardinal’s

eight-year prison sentence was

shocking in its severity.

Cardinal’s justification for a long

sentence was she had to “send a strong

message to other drivers”. Sidhu was

not committing a criminal act, such as

drinking or texting when he drove

through the stop sign. He didn’t intentionally

go through 29 stop signs to kill

and maim 29 people. It was one stop

sign, it was unintended and unfortunately,

it was tragic.

It’s ludicrous thinking to believe his

harsh sentence will deter other drivers

from inattention or daydreaming on

our roads—Justice Cardinal was

simply applying American vengeance

not Canadian justice.

In 2015, Mohinder Singh Saini

received a six-year sentence when he

drove his transport truck into a construction

zone in Ontario killing four

people and injuring 11.

He didn’t plead guilty, didn’t show

remorse, lied to the police and judge,

caused a protracted court case, and

by not taking responsibility caused

more pain to the grieving families.

The judge gave him, at that time,

an unprecedented six-year sentence

because he took no responsibility.

Ironically, this new precedent-setting

sentence for Sidhu could be more

harmful for future grieving families.

Crown prosecutor Healy and Justice

Cardinal have sent a clear message to

those who accept responsibility

(Sidhu) and those who don’t (Saini).

Plead guilty and lose the option to

appeal an unusually harsh sentence.

Plead not guilty, put families

through a protracted trial, express no

apology or remorse and retain the

option to appeal.

Vengeance sentences may feel good

for the moment, but never, ever serve

victims or society well.

Rather, Justice Cardinal and the

families’ harshest feelings should be

towards a system that allowed Sidhu

on the roads in the first place and the

fact little had been done to deal with

an intersection that had killed before.

As local Coun. Brad Schitroth said,

“people drive through that intersection

(stop sign) all the time.”

Has happened before

by Herman Schwenk

One of the magazines that

I receive is the Canadian

Geographic.

For the most part it is a

good publication on environmental,

history, and other

issues about Canada, however

it has the same problem

as other mainstream media.

It refuses to acknowledge

that climate change is natural

and reading the publication

you would think that this is

the first time that there has

been climate change.

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MAIL BAG

Why even bother with

an Alberta election?

Dear Editor,

The Canadian government actually

controls much of what goes on in

Alberta.

Premier Rachel Notley recently

made Alberta’s case against Bill C-69

concerning ‘natural resource’ development

before Canada’s unelected

Senate. But didn’t Albertans gain ownership

of their natural resources in

1930?

Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi

recently spoke about having to wait for

‘federal’ money. He has a point.

Calgary is bigger in population than

Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

combined. And those Canadians

receive ‘equalization’ money from the

Canadian government. But aren’t

Alberta ‘cities’ under Alberta

jurisdiction?

And premier-wannabe, Jason

Kenney, has mentioned some sort of

referendum on ‘equalization which has

been enshrined in Canada’s constitution

since 1982. What’s he going to do?

Take the results from his ‘opinion poll’

and ‘beg’ other Canadians to change

the constitution. Remember Meech

Lake.

Recent opinion polls suggest that we

Albertans are extremely frustrated

with Canada’s ignorance and indifference

over oil sands, pipelines, transfer

payments. including equalization and

carbon tax which was forced on

Albertans by the Canadian government,

but implemented by our own

Alberta government.

However, even though Albertans are

frustrated, only about 25 per cent are

ready to consider other options such as

Alberta Independence outside of

Canadian Confederation. We are told

that this number hasn’t really changed

for a long time.

Most Albertans seem sure about two

things. They don’t want the current

Canadian government nor the current

Alberta government.

To change the Canadian government,

Albertans need to convince

south central Canadians.

BRENDA SCHIMKE

Editorial Writer

TERRI HUXLEY

Reporter 587-321-0030

news1@ECAreview.com

And as easy as it now looks to

change our own Alberta government,

it will not be any easier to get what we

Albertans actually need.

Other Canadians simply have no

incentive to ‘negotiate’ with Albertans

because 75 per cent of us are ‘currently’

unwilling to consider options

other than Canada.

Corinne & Jay Bortnik, Albertans

Hanna, Ab.

Untruths

Dear Editor,

In response to the PrairieView

column, March 21, 2019, pg. 6, it seems

the columnist is trying to say the

Special Areas Act was used against

the Hansen’s.

This is simply not true. The Public

Lands Act that sets policy for the

entire province was the legislation

that was used.

It should be noted that Brent Horner,

the Special Areas councillor for the

Hansen’s, worked alongside David

Hansen in fighting the Alberta

Government.

Many terrible, underhanded things

were done to the Hansen’s by the

people working on behalf of the

Alberta Government.

It should be stated that the Special

Areas Act was never used against the

Hansen’s nor has that section of the

act that gives the minister the power of

expropriation ever been used.

If Mr. Schwenk and Mr. Strankman

want to use the Hansen’s tragedy for

political change within Special Areas,

perhaps Rick should give some

thought to running for the Special

Areas Advisory Council. That would

be more “grassroots” then spreading

untruths about an event that was so

unfair to my neighbours.

Colin McNiven

Rancher and fence line neighbour to

my friends the Hansen’s

Cessford, Ab.

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Cont’d from Pg 6

The January/ February 2019 issue

has a very interesting article written

by Leslie Anthony on research being

done on the melting permafrost.

This article does a good job of documenting

how the warming climate is

causing change in the northern hemisphere

to the permafrost.

What I found interesting about this

article was what it did not say or

acknowledge about climate change.

What it did acknowledge was that

what is taking place, while serious,

was not catastrophic.


It was warmer in the

medieval warm period as

the Vikings were farming

on Greenland. Today that

area is still solid

permafrost.

The article makes a couple of references

to the last ice age. He could have

stated that the warming from the last

ice age is still ongoing to some extent

and will continue in some form until

the next ice age starts which will likely

be millennia from now.

Since the end of most of the glacial

melt from the last ice age there have

been minor cold and warm cycles.

The last warm cycle was what is


MAIL BAG

Narrowing the search

Dear Editor,

The wisest man to ever have lived

wrote:” Where there is no vision, the

people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). Does

this explain the mess in which we find

our province and nation?

MLA and MP hopefuls envision

themselves being given their promised

Cabinet post, while our current Prime

Minister envisions the adoration of

fans who will be overwhelmed by his

charisma – while being unaware of his

manipulation of the law for his own

ends.

However, further investigation of the

word “vision” reveals another

meaning: that of having “discernment

and foresight”. Webster’s defines

insight as “the act of understanding

and seeing a situation, the immediate

and clear learning that takes place

without recourse to overt trial-anderror

behaviour”.

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Safety Codes Contract gets closer inspection

Terri Huxley

ECA Review

Additional information has been

requested from Bashaw town council

after their meeting held on Thurs.

March 21.

The request came about after a discussion

about a soon to be expired

contract with IJD Inspections Ltd.

The Town of Bashaw is Safety Codes

Accredited but building, electrical,

plumbing and gas services are contracted

to IJD Inspections.

Council was given the option to

either stick with IJD or to advertise for

other possible inspectors.

“Are you happy with IJD for that

part of it?” asked Mayor Penny Shantz.

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

replied “There weren’t significant

compliance issues presented. Overall,

all the documentation – we were able to

provide it all satisfactorily. There was

just some little administrative and

some practical function that we need to

improve on.”

Council decided to seek out more

options.

The second item of discussion was

whether to conduct fire inspections in

local businesses and then send them

the charges afterwards after a recent

safety codes audit was completed.

The town’s previous fire chief was

signing off on provincial reports for

fire responses but now a new chief has

taken his place.

In the audit, they suggested the town

should conduct inspections at highrisk

businesses like the school, senior

lodges, as well as agricultural business

in town, on an annual basis as well as

find a fire safety codes officer.

“There is potential for fire-related

situations and having the understanding

that: a.) for safety of those

people working on the sights, but

b.) as well for the large or industrial

or farm-related locations for the safety

of the firefighters responding so they

are aware of you know evacuation

plans and where they would find staff

or potential aspects about responding

to fires at those locations,” said CAO

Fuller.

This recommendation did not sit

well with a couple of the councillors.

Coun. Lynn Schultz mentioned

many of the businesses have independent

insurance companies who they

receive fire inspections from already.

CAO Fuller said, “It all depends on

how each business is run and

operates.”

Approximately two years ago, CAO

Fuller talked about a couple of businesses

in town that the fire department

request they inspect for safety issues.

“There were some significant contraventions

where exits were blocked,

certain business functions were not

attended to, and areas that were not

kept as clean as they could be from a

fire perspective and safety perspective

and evacuation wise,” said Fuller.

This situation prompted the question

as to if they should continue with fire

code accreditation or leave it up to the

provincial government and other

organizations.

If they chose not to continue, it could

affect their insurance as well as specific

responsibilities.

Turn to Fire, Pg 21

Refuse to acknowledge cause of warming in medieval times

referred to as the medieval warm

period.

About four or five years ago while

attending the Beef Industry

Conference I talked to a well known

meteorologist from Massachusetts and

I asked him if they had any idea when

that warm period started and he said

as near as they could figure out it

started about the year 850 and lasted

to the early 1300’s. So it lasted about

450 years.

What seems to be a major concern

with the melting permafrost is that

large amounts of carbon dioxide and

methane are released into the

atmosphere.

One of the statements in the article

states, “Should significant areas of

permafrost thaw and release even a

fraction of this carbon as greenhouse

gases [GHGs], scientists warn it will

create a feedback loop that could turbocharge

the rapid changes to the

climate we’re already experiencing”.

So there are major changes taking

place due to the warming climate. For

example the northern coasts in

Canada and Siberia are slumping into

the Arctic ocean.

According to the article the climate

is warming faster in the Arctic than

the rest of the planet.

It also stated that five of the last six

years have been the warmest on

record, which I take with a grain of

salt. They said that before in the 80’s

and it turned out that it was warmer in

the 30’s.

It was warmer in the medieval

warm period as the Vikings were

farming on Greenland. Today that

to look for in a representative. Insight

requires a serious thinker – someone

who has studied and lived our political

history, someone who has observed

our successes and learned from them.

We need someone with a vision for a

better way forward that does not

repeat the mistakes of the past. We

need someone who understands our

Alberta heritage of freedom, hard

work, fiscal responsibility, and a balanced

respect for the environment.

Only when this insight is coupled

with integrity, wisdom, and courage

will we have a qualified person who

will truly represent constituents with

respect.

My vote will go to an Independent

who has the courage to step away from

the party games and be free to represent

us on every issue.

Pat Holloway,

Castor, Ab.

area is still solid permafrost.

If the permafrost was melted there

at that time it must have been melted

in most of the rest of the northern

hemisphere.

That being the situation, there must

have been large quantities of carbon

dioxide and methane released into the

atmosphere.

So then, according to the theory of

the climate change proponents, that

should have caused the weather to get

even warmer.

In spite of all

this GHG, the

weather turned

very cold about

the year 1300 and

stayed that way

for 350 years. Our

present warm

period started

before man

caused an

increase in GHG.

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Kindergarten sang their way to gold

by K. Smawley

The Kindergarten to

Grade 6 classes travelled to

Coronation for the annual

music festival on Wed.

March 13.

Mrs. Kneller and her

music classes always enter

into a couple of categories

and it was another fun year

for the students.

The K-2 classes sang two

songs together. One was

called ‘Aikendrum’ and featured

the students playing

the sticks, drums and

triangles.

Their other song was

called ‘Do What’s Right’, a

song about making good

choices instead of taking the

easiest path in life.

Both their songs were

awarded gold and the students

were delighted to have

all their hard work pay off!

The 3-6 classes also performed

together. They sang

two songs, ‘We Are

Canadian’ and ‘God Is On

The Move’, the first had students

playing recorders,

tambourines, bucket drums

and bells, while the second

song was a beautifully

moving piece with lots of different

vocal levels. Both

their songs were awarded

silver.

The Grade 3/4 class also

The Junior High Girls Basketball team finished second at the

Clearview & Region Athletics (CARA) in Stettler on March 2. From the

left, back row: Sydney Renschler, Abbigale Fuller, Gracie Bagshaw,

Ashley Renschler, Grace Roland and Nola Fuller. Middle row: Addison

Charbonneau and Veronica Virgo. Front row: Alyssa Kuefler and Josie

Kneller.

ECA Review/Submitted

Basketball wrap up

by K. Smawley

In basketball action, the

Junior Girls team ended

their season with a second

place finish at the Clearview

& Region Athletics (CARA)

championship, which

includes teams from around

the area competing for a

seat in the final tournament

of the year, Central Western

Alberta Jr. High Athletics

Association (CWAJHAA).

At CARA on March 2, the

girls battled hard to post

wins against the Donalda

and Erskine teams in round

robin play.

They then faced off

against William E. Hay from

Stettler in the final match

and played hard but ultimately

came home with

second place.

CWAJHAA was held at

Rocky Mountain House on

Wed. March 13 to finish off

their year.

The tournament was

made up of the final four of

the eight top teams from

their league around the central

western area.

The girls lost both games

at the final tournament,

first against Destiny

Christian and then Bentley

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in the 3rd/4th consolation

final.

The girls had a great

season as the squad went

undefeated in league play

and won three of the tournaments

that they attended.

Boys basketball

wrap up

The boys basketball team

went to CARA to battle for

their spot in CWAJHAA.

The team played hard and

had a fun day but ultimately

lost the bronze medal match

to Coronation.

Badminton

tournament

The badminton team had

their first tournament in

Stettler on Sat. March 16. It

was a smaller tournament

and the Theresetta Knights

were super happy to come

away winning some type of

medal in every single event.

Players competed in singles

and doubles having lots

of playing time during the

full day.

Out of 24 teams, 19 medalled,

with a tally of eight

gold, six silver and five

bronze.

performed a song on their

own called ‘March Madness’

and received gold!

It is such a nice opportunity

to have a local festival

that the students can experience

and work towards in

their music classes.

Machines Which Move

The 3/4 class is working

on their building unit,

‘Machines Which Move’ in

science class and they are

having so much fun

learning about and building

many different kinds of

devices that move.

The students have been

using some lego kits to

create all different things

and also have made balloon

cars and cable cars.

The kindergarten class

has been learning about the

Arctic! The kinder kids tried

making Inukshuks to learn

about measurement, they

made puffy-polar bears in

art, and they even weaved

some moccasins!

CLEARVIEW SCHOOLS

School buses bought

The board approved replacing three

52-passenger buses and one 70-passenger

school bus for $408,211.53.

The purchasing process and evaluation

process was done in accordance

with board policy and New West

Partnership Trade Agreement, a trade

partnership with the governments of

Alberta, British Columbia and

Saskatchewan to ensure fair purchasing

practices.

The incoming buses will include air

ride systems which provide benefits

for safety and rider experiences for

both staff and students.

Approval for student travel

Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary

Campus and Gus Wetter School

received final approval from the Board

of Trustees to travel to Regina

Saskatchewan in May 2019 to participate

in the Archery Nationals

competition.

Big Valley School was also approved

for their trip to Kingston, Ont. from

June 4 - 11, 2019.

The exchange program is a two-part

exchange with Kingston students

being hosted in Alberta in May.

Head office report

Superintendent Barron provided a

report at the Clearview board meeting

on March 20 on the work moving forward

on the Education Plan and

creating a ‘First Choice’ learning environment

for Clearview’s students.

Deputy Superintendent MacDonald

is organizing learning sessions for

staff on curriculum in April, May -

moving to a concept based-focus on

knowledge transfer.

Early Learning and Literacy

Coordinator Coppock has been

meeting with school councils

throughout the division on balanced

literacy.

Director of Inclusive Learning

Gosse is meeting with all schools to

review each student who may be

requiring additional assistance.

Clearview supported 14 Educational

Assistants to attend the Battle River

EA conference.

The Grade 2 Language

Arts class is participating in

The Great Canadian Mail

Race.

The class received a letter

from a Grade 2 student in

Surrey, B.C. One of the

Theresetta students replied

to the original letter, while

the rest of the Grade 2 students

got to compose and

send letters to other

Canadian schools.

Hopefully they will all

receive responses, and the

other Canadian Grade 2 students

will keep the race

going!

Banking

The Junior ATB staffers

were at it again on March 21.

The nine employees worked

through their lunch recess

to accommodate the 11 customers

wishing to make

their deposits.

The lucky winners of the

monthly draws for March

were Tavi Pickles and

Rebecca Virgo.

Nine staff from

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SPORTS


FROM THE BLEACHERS

Jays won’t strike

fear into opponents

Youngstown School Archery team, Grade 4 to Grade 10 students, travelled to Edmonton for the

Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Association (AHEIA) National Archery in Schools Program

(NASP) Provincials on Sat. March 16. From the left, back row: Logan Moggridge, Kiara Laughlin,

Blake Laughlin, Brianna MacPherson, Kale MacMillan and Vance Laughlin. Front row: Dalton

Powell, Alyssa Peebles and Andi Powell.

ECA Review/Submitted

Youngstown archery

team tackles provincials

Submitted

Youngstown School

Archery team, Grade 4 to

Grade 10 students, travelled

to Edmonton for the

Alberta Hunter

Education Instructors

Association (AHEIA)

National Archery in

Schools Program (NASP)

Provincials on Sat.

March 16.

The team had excellent

results and several team

members had personal

bests!

Top 10 finishes in their

division included: Blake

Laughlin who placed

second for Grade 10 Boys,

Vance Laughlin placed

fourth for Grade 7 Boys

and Brianna

MacPherson placed

fourth for Grade 6 Girls.

The next archery tournament

is at Youngstown

School on March 29.

Minor hockey teams gain

banners, bragging rights

Terri Huxley

ECA Review

Hockey playoff season is coming to

an end as spring continues to close in.

With a highly successful 2018/2019

year under the belts of many, the east

central Alberta region has seen a

number of banners and medals doled

out.

The Kneehill Chiefs hosted the

Hockey Alberta 2019 Bantam D

Provincials.

This tournament was held from

March 15 - 17, with games in both the

Trochu Arena and Three Hills

Centennial Arena.

Kneehill hosted Valleyview,

Fairview, Saddle Lake, Swan Hills,

Ponoka, Hanna and Okotoks.

In the end, it was a Zone 6 championship

between the Hanna Colts and

Kneehill Chiefs.

The Colts snagged the Bantam D

Provincials banner and gold medals

after an intense game.

Both teams had accumulated three

points by the last minute of the third

period. With 54 seconds left, the Colts

scored, ultimately winning the provincial

title.

“It was a very intense and a little

heartbreaking for the boys but it was

good for them to make it that far, said

Angela McKiernan, Kneehill Chiefs

manager and tournament chair. “The

community support was amazing.

They had so many fans at all of their

games. It was a good experience for

them.”

Kneehill’s Bantam team was often

challenged due to the competitive

teams they played against.

“It was really competitive. Going

into playoffs – the too four teams made

it and going in to that last weekend of

playoffs we had a three-way tie

between second, third, and fourth.

“The first place team wasn’t that

much ahead so it was really good and a

really competitive season,” she said.

McKiernan also shared that the

association, which is made of approximately

120 players, had a great season

including the Novice A team which

reached the finals of provincials but

lost to Bowden and the Atom B team

who was was able to take home a

banner in their tier.

On the other side of the east central

Alberta region, the Hanna’s novice

team won the Tier 5 Banner in their

division as well, qualifying them for

provincials which will take place this

coming weekend beginning on Fri.

March 29.

Both Atom and Novice teams are

now bound for the Tournament of

Champions which will also happen

over the coming weekend.

The Drumheller Bantam B team

won their Central Alberta Hockey

League (CAHL), zone, and Provincial

Champion title.

The provincial final was held at the

Drumheller Memorial Arena on Mon.

March 25 against the Hanna Bantam D

team.

A large audience watched as

Drumheller won the banner and

accompanying gold medals.

The Clive Blackhawks Pee Wee Tier

3 Team became league and division

champs within the same time frame.

They will be headed to Fox Creek,

Ab. for provincials over the weekend,

March 28 to March 31.

The Stettler Minor Hockey

Association earned a couple of banners

as well like the Peewee C CAHL Tier 6

Championship Banner and Female

Peewee RMFL Banner.

by Bruce Penton

The clocks have sprung ahead, the

NHL playoffs won’t begin for

another three weeks or so, but it’s

baseball season, so buy me some

peanuts and Cracker Jack and take

me out to the ballgame.

Major League Baseball has its earliest

start ever, with the 162-game

regular season kicking off March 28,

not counting two games in Japan

March 20-21 featuring Oakland and

Seattle.

Canadians, of course, get

excited about the Toronto

Blue Jays, who are starting

the season with a new manager,

Charlie Montoyo, who

replaces John Gibbons.

Montoyo could use some

new pitchers, too, but the Jays

didn’t do much in the offseason

to address their

mound situation.

Marcus Stroman is hoping

to rebound from a 4 - 9 injuryriddled

2018, and he’ll pitch opening

day against the visiting Detroit

Tigers.

After him, the Jays staff is suspect.

J. A. Happ (10 - 6) was the only

Toronto pitcher to reach double figures

in wins last year, but he’s

wearing pinstripes in New York this

year after a late-July trade last

season.

Free agent signee Matt

Shoemaker, 40 - 32 in six seasons

with the Angels, is slated to be the

Jays’ second-game starter.

The rotation of Stroman,

Shoemaker, injury prone Aaron

Sanchez and perhaps Ryan Borucki

won’t instill fear in opponents.

Jays fans, however, will have lots

to cheer for as soon as the can’t-miss

kid (he’d better not miss) Vladimir

Guerrero, Jr., joins the big-league

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Fellow phenom Bo Bichette may

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spring at the plate.

Around the Big Leagues, eyes will

be focused on Philadelphia, where

Bryce Harper joined the Phillies

with a $330 million 13-year contract,

and San Diego, where Manny

Machado signed with the Padres for

$300 million over 10 years.

The Yankees, who belted a record

267 home runs last year, could

exceed that mark this

year, and probably win

the American League

(A.L.) East over

defending Series champion

Boston Red Sox.

The Sox will likely be

without closer Craig

Kimbrel (who as a free

agent still hadn’t found a

new home as of press

time).

Houston Astros, led

by the diminutive Jose Altuve, are

still going to be powerful, and the

Dodgers will once again contend in

the National League, proving once

again that money not only talks, it

wins.

Mike Trout of the Angels remains

the game’s best player and fans in

Atlanta will be anticipating more

heroics from Ronald Acuna, Jr., last

year’s rookie of the year.

The beer will be cold, the hot dogs

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Coronation

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SLAP

Shots

by Bruce Penton

SPORTS

Dwight Perry of

the Seattle Times:

“Japanese startup

Vaak claims it

has developed

artificial-intelligence

software

that identifies

shoplifters — based

on their body

language — before

they actually steal.

Mariners opponents

plan to test

it out on Dee Gordon

this season.”

Brad Rock of Salt

Lake City’s Deseret

News, on the man

who is suing the

AAF because he

says it was his

idea: “Considering

the history

of other startup

football leagues,

he may want to

keep a low profile

on that.”

Dwight Perry

again: “Best bet

to score a bloated

NFL contract

this fall? Ex-LSU

cornerback Greedy

Williams.”

Remembering

the late, great

sportswriter Dan

Jenkins, on the

Winter Olympics

(without the expletive):

“Cross-country

skiing’s not a

sport, it’s how a

(…) Swede goes to

the 7-Eleven.”

Texas buddy Jim

Mackey, posting

a Facebook photo

of a man with a

‘O-for-4’ licence

plate on his truck:

“I asked this guy if

it stood for failed

marriages. He said

worse... he is a

Buffalo Bills fan!”

Brad Rock again:

“ESPN’s Jessica

Mendoza has been

hired by the

New York Mets

as an operations

adviser. She will

be allowed to keep

both positions, despite

an apparent

conflict of interest.

In response, the

Yankees allegedly

are looking to hire

umpire Chad Fairchild

as the team’s

hitting instructor.”

The Hanna Minor Hockey Association hosted the first PineRidge Pee Wee Tier 5 Provincial Cup

at the Hanna Agri-Sports Complex from Thurs. March 21 to Sun. March 24.

Hanna hosts

provincial hockey

Eight competing teams from

Alberta Hockey line up at the opening

ceremonies of the Pee Wee 5

Provincials held in Hanna over four

days, Mar. 21 – 24.

Teams earned eligibility to enter the

tournament by winning their League

banner. Pee Wee players are in the 10

to 12 year age range.

The teams were divided into two

pools, which was determined by a

team’s competitiveness.

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FEATURE

Excursion reaches 30 year milestone

Terri Huxley

ECA Review

Thirty years, 100,000 miles, 400,000

visitors. These are the conservative

numbers the Alberta Prairie Railway

has accomplished over the years since

it began operating in 1989.

Started by a small group of local

investors, including Don Gillespie, it

has grown into one of Alberta’s most

recognized tourist adventures and

draws people from all over the world

on an annual basis.

Gillespie dedicated himself right

from the beginning, finding approximately

13 investors to make this

dream a reality.

“I was with a business in the Town

of Stettler and I felt that that would be

an excellent thing because we didn’t

have any tourism in east central

Alberta at that time,” said Gillespie.

Its mission is to fulfil people’s

dream of riding a genuine steam train

and experience the ‘wild west’ of days

gone by.

Alberta Prairie has been operating

it’s 1920 Baldwin locomotive since

1990 on the last remaining piece of

Canadian Northern Railway mainline

track in Canada.

Over the years, Alberta Prairie has

developed the train excursion experience

to the point where its business

model is being replicated by new train

excursion developments throughout

the nation.

They ran their first year in 1990

with three coaches; two of which were

converted from the United States and

one which was built in Stettler.

“Our first year, of course, was a

disaster,” chuckled Gillespie.

“We didn’t have enough seats to pay

the bills,” chimed in Bob Willis, general

manager and good guy ‘Gabriel

Dumont’ on the excursions.

Willis joined Alberta Prairie

Railways in 1993 and has been there

ever since.

They did manage to pick up

coaches to refurbish along the way

after their first year.

Their cost ranged anywhere from

$70,000 to $125,000 to refurbish as

codes must be met.

“The regulatory aspect of them dictates

part of that because it all has to

be pulled apart and it all has to conform

to the regulations.

“The regulations in the train

industry are extreme. We operate

Alberta Prairie on the same regulations

that are operated by the national

CP and CN,” said Gillespie.

Training a staff member has also

been costly so they tend to keep them

around because of the price and effort

put in.

Within 29 years of service, this locomotive

has travelled over 100,000 miles

and out of all of their trips, only one

trip has ever been cancelled in the history

of its operations.

On average, in the later years since

they began, they make about 55 to 60

trips a year between Big Valley and

Stettler.

Steam Engine 41, their pride and joy,

is treated slightly differently compared

to the other engines and coaches.

Each year it is essentially torn apart,

inspected, rebuilt, inspected again,

and then sent back to begin a new

season.

The train must have a mini wash out

after every 10 trips during the season

as well.

Gillespie has admitted they have

spent millions keeping this rare attraction

alive and available to the public as

it is now 99-years-old.

“But 41 is our dream,” said Gillespie.

“It drives a lot of our traffic. People

want to see it.”

Last year, the tourist attraction carried

22,000 people which has been an

average year over 29 years.

This traffic has boosted the local

economy whether it be to fill up a

vehicle with gas or hotel stays or

meals.

“We feel it’s a benefit to the area,”

said Gillespie.

Many of the visitors have become

repeat customers as they have built up

a rapport with them over the years.

Some have rode the train seven or

eight times because they enjoy the

experience so much.

Many of the people who do grace the

boardwalk of the station come from all

corners of the world just to witness

this unique experience.

Their staged train robberies have

been renowned but another highlight

has always been the Christmasthemed

Polar Express.

Passengers dress in their pajamas

and are given snacks and a gift.

“We’re really proud that we get all of

these people coming together and we

are sort of kicking off their Christmas,

especially the ones that just aren’t able

to do much. We are just delighted to

have them,” said Willis.

Residue from robberies is donated to

local charities and organizations,

something they pride themselves on as

a proud supporter of the community.

A mix of steam and oil are still used to operate

the the original steam engine but as time

marches forward, the resources required are

becoming less and less available.

Bob Willis and Rich Graydon stand in one of the train cars, 6603, on Fri. March 15, 2019 at the

Alberta Prairie Railways site. 2019 marks the 30 year anniversary in which the Alberta Prairie

Railway has been operational. Willis has acted as General Manager and ‘Gabriel Dumont’

since 1993 while Graydon arrived later on, wearing multiple hats including train conductor

and maintenance man.

Alberta Prairie Conductor, Rich Graydon stands in the Alberta Prairie Maintenance Shop in

front of the 1920 steam locomotive ‘41’ on Fri. March 15. Each year, the train goes through

extensive and intensive inspections to ensure provincial regulations are intact. The engine

is essentially taken apart and then put back together again to complete this annual process.


Photos by T. Huxley


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994-1065.

BUSINESS

OPPORTUNITIES

TROUBLE Walking?

Hip or knee replacement,

or conditions

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in daily activities?

$2,500 tax credit.

$40,000 refund

cheque/rebates.

Disability Tax Credit.

1-844-453-5372.

HELP WANTED

COOKS & Servers

Needed. Coronation

Restaurant & Café.

Cook: Full or Part

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future business

opportunity).

Servers: Full or Part

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JOURNALISTS,

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cow/calf operation

south of Coronation.

Duties include, but

not limited to: helping

during calving

season, fencing,

feeding and haying.

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machinery &

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inclined an asset.

The successful

applicant will have

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For more information

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TRENCHUK Cattle

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Class 1 truck driver/

Farm Equipment

Silage/bale hauling.

Must be mechanically

inclined. A fulltime

Excavator operator,

both positions

$25/33/HR depending

on experience.

A general labourer

$22/HR. Call Willy

780-656-0052; fax

resume: 780-656-

3962.

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Experience

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wildlife and fur trade

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July departures

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AUCTIONS

SHOP & OFFICE -

Lac La Biche, AB.

Ritchie Bros.

Auctioneers

Unreserved Auction,

May 1 in Edmonton.

Sentinel Industrial

Park. 2.42 +/- Title

Acres, 6500 +/- Sq

Ft Shop & Office.

Jerry Hodge: 780-

706-6652;

Brokerage: Ritchie

Bros. Real Estate

Services Ltd.; rbauction.com/realestate.

FARMLAND -

Thorhild, AB. Ritchie

Bros. Auctioneers

Unreserved Auction,

May 1 in Edmonton.

159.88 +/- Title

Acres, $2900

Surface Lease

Revenue. Jerry

Hodge: 780-706-

6652; Brokerage:

Ritchie Bros. Real

Estate Services Ltd.;

rbauction.com/realestate.

DIAMOND M

Convenience Store -

Linden, AB. Ritchie

Bros. Auctioneers

Unreserved Auction,

May 1 in Edmonton.

1.19 +/- Title Acres.

4500 +/- sq ft building.

Convenience

store & salon. Jerry

Hodge: 780-706-

6652; Brokerage:

Ritchie Bros. Real

Estate Services Ltd.;

rbauction.com/realestate.

5 PARCELS of

Estate - Cremona,

AB. Ritchie Bros.

Auctioneers

Unreserved Auction,

May 1 in Edmonton.

2 Parcels of

Farmland - 306.59

+/- Title Acres &

$3700 SLR.

Residential acreage

- 6.1 +/- title acres

w/ 1106 +/- sq ft

home. Residential

acreage - 3.32 +/ -

title acres. Grazing

lease - 640 +/- title

acres, 117 AUM.

Jerry Hodge: 780-

706-6652;

Brokerage: Ritchie

Bros. Real Estate

Services Ltd.; rbauction.com/realestate.

PROVEN Gravel

Reserves - Sundre,

AB. Ritchie Bros.

Auctioneers

Unreserved Auction,

May 1 in Edmonton.

95.02 +/- Title Acres.

2016 built 2490 +/-

sq ft home. 2.6 +/-

Million Tonnes

Proven Gravel

Reserves. Jerry

Hodge: 780-706-

6652; Brokerage:

Ritchie Bros. Real

Estate Services Ltd.;

rbauction.com/realestate.

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2 Parcels of Real

EstateE - Onoway &

Rich Valley, AB.

Ritchie Bros.

Auctioneers

Unreserved Auction,

May 1 in Edmonton.

Onoway - commercial

lot, 0.51 +/- title

acres. Rich Valley -

undeveloped residential

acreage,

2.76 +/- title acres.

Jerry Hodge: 780-

706-6652;

Brokerage: Ritchie

Bros. Real Estate

Services Ltd.;

rbauction.com/realestate.

3 Parcels of farmland

- Colinton, AB.

Ritchie Bros.

Auctioneers

Unreserved Auction,

May 1 in Edmonton.

452.33 +/- Title

Acres, 185 +/- Acres

Certified Organic.

Jerry Hodge: 780-

706-6652;

Brokerage: Ritchie

Bros. Real Estate

Services Ltd.; rbauction.com/realestate.

UNRESERVED

Dispersal Auction,

Saturday, March 30,

2019 @ 11AM.

Chocolatier & Gift

Show Business. Live

Onsite & Live

Online! Scribner

Auction, Wainwright,

Alberta. 780-842-

5666. www.scribnernet.com.

FARMLAND -

Bonnyville, AB.

Ritchie Bros.

Auctioneers

Unreserved Auction,

May 1 in Edmonton.

157.45 +/- Title

Acres, $4300

Surface Lease

Revenue. Jerry

Hodge: 780-706-

6652; Brokerage:

Ritchie Bros. Real

Estate Services Ltd.;

rbauction.com/realestate.

UNDEVELOPED Lot

- Hinton, AB. Ritchie

Bros. Auctioneers

Unreserved Auction,

May 1 in Edmonton.

Zoned Direct

Control. 0.16 +/-

Title Acres. Jerry

Hodge: 780-706-

6652; Brokerage:

Ritchie Bros. Real

Estate Services Ltd.;

rbauction.com/realestate.

COMMERCIAL

Abbatoir - Haynes,

AB. Ritchie Bros.

Auctioneers

Unreserved Auction,

May 1 in Edmonton.

1.31 +/- Title Acres.

5000 +/- sq ft commercial

abbatoir.

Jerry Hodge: 780-

706-6652;

Brokerage: Ritchie

Bros. Real Estate

Services Ltd.;

rbauction.com/realestate.

FABRICATION

Facility - Battleford,

SK. Ritchie Bros.

Auctioneers

Unreserved Auction,

April 8 in Saskatoon.

11.1+/- Title Acres,

43,821+/- Sq Ft

Fabrication Facility.

Ed Truelove:

306.441.0525;

Brokerage: Ritchie

Bros. Real Estate

Services Ltd.; rbauction.com/realestate.

COMING EVENTS

CELEBRATE

Marjorie Pickering’s

90th Birthday with

us. Public open

house, tea and birthday

cake. Stettler

Recreation Centre,

6202-44 Ave.,

Stettler, Sat. April 6,

2019, 2-4pm.

OUR LADY OF GRACE

Roast Beef

Supper

Sun. Apr. 7

4:30 - 7 pm

Castor Community Hall

Everyone Welcome

ANTIQUE Show -

Edmonton - Western

Canada’s longest

running collectors

show - antiques,

collectibles, and pop

culture. 44th Annual

Wild Rose Antique

Collectors Show &

Sale. Sellers from

across Canada.

Special collectors

displays. Free

antique appraisals

by accredited

appraisers (maximum

3 items).

Saturday, April 13,

9AM - 5PM, Sunday,

April 14, 10AM -

4PM. Edmonton

Expo Centre. 780-

437-9722. www.wildroseantiquecollectors.ca.

FIREARMS Wanted

for April 27, 2019

Live & Online

Auction: Rifles,

Shotguns,

Handguns, Militaria.

Auction or Purchase:

Collections, Estates,

Individual items.

Contact Paul,

Switzer’s Auction.

Toll-Free 1-800-694-

2609, info@switzersauction.com

or

www.switzersauction.com.

County of Stettler No. 6

6602 - 44 Ave., Box 1270

Phone: 403-742-4441 Fax: 403-742-1277

www.stettlercounty.ca

Notice to Residents

County of Stettler -

Gravel Road Dust Reduction Program

Applications for Gravel Road Dust Reduction program will be received at the

Public Works Facility located at 19561 Twp Rd 384 during regular office hours

(8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday), ending April 26, 2019 at 4:30pm.

Two products will be offered for 2019:

Calcium Chloride Brine (32%)

Asphalt Emulsion DL10 Special (or similar product)

For further information regarding product choice please contact:

Rick Green, Director of Engineering & Public Works at (403) 742-4441, ext. 143

Upon inspection of the intended site, County personnel will notify applicants of

the cost for their choice of dust reduction (with payment due prior to the start

of any work).

Requests received after the application date may not be accommodated or may

be subject to later in season product application, depending upon program

participation and supply factors.

County of Stettler No. 6

6602 - 44 Ave., Box 1270

Phone: 403-742-4441 Fax: 403-742-1277

www.stettlercounty.ca

Talk With Us!

Community Consultation -

Sand & Gravel Operators

The County is considering and seeking input on the following issues that affect

SAND AND GRAVEL OPERATORS in the County of Stettler:

1. Community Aggregate Payment Levy Bylaw - a bylaw that will impose a

per tonne charge to all sand and gravel operations in the County. The levy would

be used for continued maintenance and infrastructure.

2. Reclamation Rate Policy - a policy that will establish the criteria and

a rate for reclamation costs associated with Sand, Gravel and Surface Mineral

Extraction operations encompassing a maximum area of 5 hectares (12 acres).

The County wishes to consult with all interested and gather input from affected

parties.

Wednesday April 3, 2019

7:00 p.m.

County of Stettler Administration Building

6602-44 Avenue, Stettler, AB

If you are unable to attend in person, but wish to make a submission on the

above noted topics, please send your questions or responses to:

Shawna Benson

Legislative Services

sbenson@stettlercounty.ca

403-742-4441 ext. 135

County of Stettler No. 6

6602 - 44 Ave., Box 1270

Phone: 403-742-4441 Fax: 403-742-1277

www.stettlercounty.ca

Public Notice (Strychnine)

2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate Available

Starting April 2, 2019, 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate for the control of severe

damage (30% crop loss) from Richardson Ground Squirrels is now available to

County of Stettler ratepayers from your Agricultural Service Board.

Full Case (24 bottles) $264.00

Half Case (12 bottles) $132.00

Quarter Case (6 bottles) $66.00

PRE-ORDERS WILL NOT BE TAKEN.

When picking up product, please come prepared with the following information:

· Mailing address

· Telephone number of purchaser

· Home quarter Legal Land Description

· Legal Land Description where product MAY be applied

· Type of field(s) to be treated (crop, forage, pasture and rough acreage of each)

· Approximate acreage of infestation area of each field

· Approximate farm size

Please note:

Sales start April 2, we will be selling Tuesday and Thursday Mornings

from 8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

A minimum order of 6 bottles is required, along with a maximum of 2 cases (48

bottles) per purchase. For any questions or concerns, please call the Agricultural

Services Board at the County of Stettler Office at 403-742-4441.


ECA REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB March 28'19 13

ALCOHOLICS

Anonymous

Meetings, Mon. 8

p.m. Lighthouse

Church, back

room, Main St.

Castor, Ab.

RUMMAGE SALE

by the Castor

IODE, Sat. Apr.13,

Castor Community

Hall, 11 am - 3:30

pm. Light lunch

available @ $5.

Grocery hamper

raffle.

GARAGE SALE

INDOOR ESTATE

Sale, 110 1st Ave.

West Alliance, Ab.

Fri. Mar 29, 9-5pm,

Sat. Mar 30,

10-5pm, 2003 Ford

Windstar Van,

shop tools, books,

CD’s huge misc.

No early birds

please.

SERVICES

“Bikes To Big Rigs”

SEDGEWICK, AB

780-384-3080

CRIMINAL

Record? Why suffer

employment/

licensing loss?

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• Interior & Exterior

• Insured & WCB coverage

CLASSIFIEDS/CAREERS


MORRIN COUNCIL

Management Opportunity

Hanna & District

Historical Society

Pioneer Museum requires a

Museum Business Manager

for a seasonal position. Successful candidate will be

accountable to our Board and work full-time June 03

to September 06, 2019.

Ideal opportunity for an outgoing person

with business or management experience and a love

of history, who enjoys working

with summer students and our visitors.

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Coun. M’Liss Edwards came

armed with fire department

information at the Morrin regular

council meeting held on

Wed. March 20 following a disagreement

with some present in

the gallery and staff as to

responsibilities for fire equipment

and supplies at the

February meeting.

Edwards provided a copy of

the Fire Agreement signed

between Starland County and

the Village of Morrin and read

to council Item #13 which states

“Each Village undertakes and

agrees to provide the firefighting

equipment referred to

in Schedule ‘A’. ”

Number 14 reads that

“Schedule ‘A’ items not included

with the purchase of the fire

truck . . . the County can consider

the cost-share of Schedule

‘A’ items on a 70 per cent

(County)- 30 per cent (Village)

cost share basis.”

70 per cent.”

“According to Schedule ‘A’,

the village is responsible for

everything that isn’t on the

truck,” added Edwards.

After a great deal of discussion,

council passed a motion to

immediately purchase four

refurbished self-contained

breathing apparatus’ (SCBA’s)

gested Plachner.

“Four is more appropriate,”

said Coun. Bob Graham, saying

that “Firefighters go into the

Volunteered in many

community activities

Janet Marjorie (Madge)

Marshall of Castor, Ab. passed

away on March 16, 2019 at St.

Theresa Place in Calgary, Ab.

at the age of 89 years.

Madge was born in Castor,

Ab., to Charles and Susan

Marshall on Sept. 21, 1929.

She attended Lauderdale

School and went on to work for

Alberta Government

Telephones as an operator.

She later began working for

Canada Post and was there for

many years before she retired.

She volunteered for the

Castor Museum and was

involved in many other community

activities.

Madge is predeceased by her

parents Charles and Susan;

sister Evelyn O’Dell; brothersin-law:

Albert O’Dell and Ray

Meyer; sister-in-law June

Marshall; nephews: Richard

fire in pairs. There needs to be

two more standing prepared

ready to go in.”

“I’m understanding that it’s

the Alberta Fire Code that they

are required to be a fully functioned

fire department,” said

Mayor Helton.

“That’s pretty cheap,” said

Edwards. “New ones are substantially

more.”

Morrin’s Fire Chief had also

asked for up to $5,000 a year

without having to come back to

council each time for smaller

essential items.

“I believe his discretion is

impeccable so I’m asking

council to approve this,” said

Edwards. However, council did

not address this issue in the

motion.

Edwards provided a statement

of receipts and

disbursements from 2017

showing a carry over of about

$13,000 and broke down what

fees were received by the village

for fire calls in 2017 at $19,727.

The fire chief had made an

earlier suggestion to council

that in most fire departments

those fees automatically were

allotted to the fire departments.

The 2018 statement was not

yet available.

“I just want to reiterate,”

stated Edwards, “They’re a volunteer

department. They

receive no honorariums or

wages for what they do. They

are better trained than a

number of departments [and]

they definitely practice their

training. I’ve watched their

training,” said Edwards, adding

“They haven’t had any money

for the past several years.”

Edwards felt the annual allotment

was important to provide.

“If he could have that kind of

money set aside or at least available

to him then he could

upgrade a set of turnout gear

including the SCBA’s every year

and not end up like this time

when all of sudden you end up

with 10 sets of turnout gear that

have just expired,” stated

Edwards.

“Let’s do the $12,000 this year

plus $5,000 starting next year,”

OBITUARY

Toporowski, Darren O’Dell

and Peter Crickmore.

Madge is survived by her

sister Eva Meyer;

brother James

Marshall, many nieces,

nephews and great

nieces and great

nephews.

A private family service

was held. In lieu of

flowers or cards, memorials

may be given to a

charity of your choice in

Madge’s memory c/o

Parkview Funeral

Chapels &

Crematorium, P.O. Box

186, Castor, Ab. T0C

0X0, 403-882-3141, who

are entrusted with the

care and funeral

arrangements.

Sympathies may be

forwarded to the family

said Graham.

Council approved the $12,000

expenditure.

“The main issue,” said Mayor

Helton, “is to make sure we are

not deficient in equipment. It

should be incumbent upon us to

make sure there are no

deficiencies.”

Discussing the lack of attack

hoses, Edwards confirmed,

“We’ve approved and the

County has approved for the

fire hoses but they still don’t

have the hoses and right now

there is not enough hoses to

reach all the homes.”

Water station backup

power installation

Glen Riep, Starland County’s

director of municipal services,

provided a schedule outlining

the costs and equipment necessary

for the installation of a

backup power generator for the

Morrin water station.

Council approved the expenditure

with a total estimated

cost of $127,524 with the village’s

share being $63,762.

Council is waiting for a quote

for the fire pump from Collicut

to complete the project.

Procedural bylaw

amendments

Council passed third and

final reading adding to the

Procedural Bylaw that all

written and oral communications

to council must be

preceded with a written signed

submission stating the name,

address, phone number and

must indicate what action is

required.

Part 2 was amended allowing

for an exception to a person

wishing to make a presentation

but unable to comply with the

bylaw 1X. 2. Requirement that

states requests must be in to the

CAO no later than four business

days prior to the meeting.

This change allows an item

by a person to be added to the

agenda at the beginning of a

meeting, if approved by the

majority vote of council.

Turn to Council, Pg 20

by signing the guestbook at

www.parkviewfuneralchapels.

com.

In Memoriam

Ernest “Ernie” Ronald

June 5 th 1934 to

March 30 th 2017

Together in the same old way.

Would be my wish today!

We miss you!

- Love your Family and friends.


14 M arch 28'19 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. Eca REVIEW


ALIX COUNCIL

Peace Officer presence at Alix school

Terri Huxley

ECA Review

Alix council was

tasked with determining

support of police presence

at Alix-MAC

School.

The Village has a contract

agreement with

Lacombe County Peace

Officers for law

enforcement.

Lacombe County provides

funding for a

school resource officer

(SRO) position through

the Family and

Community Support

Services (FCSS) grant

given each year.


The plan is to

steer them in the right

direction and try and

get them working

together in a positive

fashion.

- MAYOR FEHR

At the moment,

Alix-MAC School, as well

as the rest of Wolf Creek

School Division, has

received inconsistent

exposure as the current

SRO comes from the

Blackfalds Detachment

which is experiencing

transfers and other

issues.

Peace officers have

been in touch with the

Alix-MAC School principal

by letter, hoping to

build a ‘meaningful and

long-term partnership’

even by having RCMP

officers visit every so

often.

The benefit of having

an SRO at the school is to

create positive interactions

between RCMP

figures and students.

Bashaw and Stettler

RCMP were interested in

helping wherever

possible.

Sergeant

Holliday of the

Bashaw

Detachment said

he was in favour

of this idea and

extended a

helping hand to

the Lacombe

County Peace

Officers should

they need extra

assistance or

information.

Chief

Administrative

Officer (CAO)

Michelle White

suggested they

require an RCMP

member report on

the outcome of

this new initiative

to help council

determine its

success and intent to

continue in the future.

Council authorized

Lacombe County Peace

Officers to use a portion

of their contracted service

hours for the Village

of Alix by working in

partnership with Alix

MAC School for the purpose

of positive

interaction with

students.

Security Cameras

nabbing crooks

With new security

cameras spread around

the village in various

spots, the system is

already starting to pay

off as law enforcement

has caught

crooks in the act.

Mayor Rob Fehr

was pleased to

report about their

effectiveness

regarding community

safety.

“We’ve been getting

a lot of good

feedback about the

cameras,” said

Fehr. “Law

Enforcement

really likes them

and it’s already

assisted them in

apprehending

some individuals.

It’s already paid for itself

in that light.”


Traffic Bylaw

Use of Streets

Over the past few

council meetings, Alix

council has taken a look

at their current traffic

bylaw for clarity and possible

revisions.

This week they zeroed

in on the Use of Streets

and Public Places

section.

The main points

included permission and

other specifics for a local

parade, use of garage

sale signs, and impediment

of emergency

vehicles.

“We want to make sure

that it is clear that people

can’t block emergency

vehicles,” said Mayor

Fehr. “Some of it is at the

discretion of the CAO so

if you want to block, for

say a parade or something,

then you would go

through the regular protocol,

send in a letter

request and the CAO will

say its a yay or a nay

which is typically never

a problem.

“Another is that you

can’t leave yard sale

signs everywhere and

then leave them there for

a week or so once the

sale is over. You need to

make sure that those are

taken down so you’re not

getting clutter.”

Library board

member compliance

Since the Service Level

Review and Strategic

Planning work recently

completed by council,

there have been several

community services and

municipal-funded agencies

council have been

attempting to improve

communications with.

Along with this,

council took a closer look

at the roles council plays

regarding certain

services.

“No secret there is

problems there,” said

Mayor Fehr.

Councillors were

appointed to various

boards and committees

late last year but library

board members have not

been appointed by resolution

from council for

many years prior to this

appointment.

Because of this, the

village has no record of

the length of time current

members have

served for.

As for legality issues,

the Libraries Act RSA

states that alternates are

not allowed on a municipal

library board and

that all terms can last up

to three years.

Administration did

mention that provincial

funding could be withheld

due to lack of

compliance with legislative

requirements.

For Alix’s Library

Board, it is made up of

volunteers who have

dedicated their time to

make the library a better

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place for the community

but for council, they are

required to follow the

rules set out.

Council decided to

remove alternate Coun.

Ed Cole from the local

board.

Although no alternates

will sit on this

board, Mayor Fehr,

under the Municipal

Government Act, has

the right to sit at any

meeting so he will be

attending future

board meetings.

“The plan is to

steer them in the

right direction

and try and get

them working

together in a positive

fashion,” said

Mayor Fehr.

“I’m getting

feedback in the

community that

has been less

than flattering

and it concerns

me. I want to see

this thing move

forward and we

need to find some

common ground

to do that.

“Otherwise,

there is going to

have to be decisions

made to get

everybody going

in the same direction,”

added Fehr.

CAO work week

increased

Council found CAO

White’s expertise worthwhile

after an in-camera

session regarding the

CAO’s performance.

They approved an

increase in hours

worked from three to

four days per week for

the CAO and their rate

of pay was approved

according to the terms

of the employment

contract which became

effective on March 1,

2019.

“It’s been a very

acceptable arrangement

and I don’t think – I

know we are getting

really good value for the

experience. Good information

we are receiving

from her has been exceptional,”

said Fehr.

“We’re really lucky to

have her.”

Notice of

Public Hearing

Bylaw #532-19 to amend

Land Use Bylaw #514-16

The Village of Clive has given first reading to Bylaw #532-19 to amend

Land Use Bylaw #514-16.

A Public Hearing prior to consideration of second and third reading of

the bylaw will be held;

When: Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7:15 p.m.

Where: Village Office at 5115 - 50 St. Clive, AB

All persons who wish to speak regarding the bylaw will have the

opportunity to be heard. In the event you are unable to attend in

person, written submissions can be sent to the Village Office by noon

on the day of hearing.

A copy of the proposed bylaw is available at the Village Office for

viewing during regular office hours. For more information please call

403-784-3366.

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ECA Review, Page 15

Shiloh Cattle Company Coowners

Darcy Olesky, left,

and Blake Morton, stand

in front of their auction

setup in the sale barn on

Sat. March 23, just hours

before their fifth annual

bull and replacement

heifer sale.

ECA Review/T.Huxley

Shiloh Cattle Co. raising

consistent, top quality cattle

Terri Huxley

ECA Review

With 110 years of ranching experience,

Shiloh Cattle Company remains

a strong, family-oriented operation

nestled in the Hand Hills, just southwest

of

Hanna, Ab.

Four generations

have

now graced

their lands,

starting with

current coowner

Blake

Morton’s

great-grandparents:

Kingsley and

Alice Morton.

In 1946,

Blake’s grandparents,

Lawrence and

Francis

Morton purchased


The one aspect

the pair did not

anticipate was the

friends they would

meet along the way

as they now

affectionately refer to

them as their ‘show

family’.

additional land in the area but in 1959,

Morton’s parents, Merle and Irene,

purchased the original home quarter

along with the rest of the ranch from

Kingsley.

Over the years, the two ranches

slowly became one which is now

known as Shiloh Cattle

Company.

Although Blake has

always been actively

involved in the ranch his

whole life, it was not until

1995 that he moved back

home after spending a few

years off ranch as an

industrial millwright. In

1996, Darcy Olesky moved

to the ranch.

It was then that Blake

and Darcy

began forming

their vision of

what the ranch

is today, and

shortly after,

registered the

ranch under the


name Shiloh Cattle Company.

After several years of building up

their commercial herd, Blake and

Darcy purchased their first 11

Purebred Red Angus cows in 2004

from Hugh and Marylee Wilkie of

Tomahawk Red Angus.

In 2007, they purchased another 90

head of Red Angus Cows along with

the bull calves from Tomahawk Red

Angus, beginning their current

adventure in raising Angus cattle.

Today, the pair currently run

approximately 285 cow/calf pairs that

are split, two-thirds Purebred Red and

Black Angus and one-third Red

Angus cows that are bred

to Purebred Simmental bulls.

This is all done on 3,500 acres of

land.

The pair’s passion for cattle runs

deep.

“It’s a pretty good way of life,” said

Olesky. “It’s not an easy way of life all

the time and you don’t get rich at it

that’s for sure.”

Their annual ‘Trendsetter’ Bull and

Replacement Heifer sale began five

years ago and is now conducted in

their sleek new sale barn on the ranch.

This year, the sale took place on Sat.

March 23 to a full house due to the

beautiful spring weather and a

loyal buyer base.

Their top priority was naturally

getting the animals ready

for sale but also keeping the

yard in good condition and

reassuring everything is in

place.

Turn to Success, Pg 16


16 M arch 28'19 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. Eca REVIEW

Black & Red Angus

Blake Morton gives Red Shiloh Frontman 76F a quick clip before releasing him to the pasture outside. On March 20,

Morton along with some family friends spent the afternoon drying and clipping bulls, preparing them for the sale

that took place at the ranch on Sat. March 23.

ECA Review/T.Huxley

Success in the show ring

Cont’d from Pg 15

“We make sure they are our main

priority. We make sure they are clean

and clipped up and looking good,” said

Blake. “Sale day starts off with sorting

and putting animals in their pens and

getting ready for the viewing so people

can look them over before the video

sale.”

Their top selling bull went to

George and Laura Baxter of

Countridge Red Angus in Bassano for

$14,250.

Their high selling heifer went to

Neil and Sheila Lust of Lust Farms in

Cypress County for $5,500.

Black Commercial Open Heifers

averaged $1,650 while the Red

Commercial Open Heifers averaged

$1987.50.

Showing cattle

Blake and Darcy began showing

cattle since 2012, collecting a number

of highly ranked awards along the

way.

Red DKF Racer 8E is a Red Angus

bull who cleaned up well, taking home

the Grand Champion title at three of

the most well known shows in

Western Canada including the

Canadian Western Agribition in

Regina, Farmfair International in

Edmonton, and Olds Fall Classic in

2018.

This yearling herd sire has also

been named the Canadian Angus

Association National Champion

Junior Red Angus Bull of 2018 and

2018 Red Angus Show Bull of the Year.

On top of this, Racer became the

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“We’ve been fortunate,” began

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were very pleased with how we did.”

Their other decorated animal, herd

sire Red Mar Mac Debut 70D, was

named the 2018 Canadian Angus

Association National Champion

2-year-old Red Angus Bull.

Darcy and Blake are most proud of

receiving the Canadian Red Angus

Promotional Societies Purebred

Breeder of 2017, as well as the 2016

Alberta Angus Association Purebred

Breeder of the Year, along with their

eight Canadian Angus Association

National Red Angus Championship

Awards from the CAA Gold Show

Circuit.

This includes three awards in 2018

for the Canadian Angus Association

Red Angus Senior Bull Champion,

Red Angus Junior Bull Campion, and

Red Angus Canadian Show Bull of the

Year.

The one aspect the pair did not

anticipate was the friends they would

meet along the way as they now affectionately

refer to them as their ‘show

family’.

Even with their success in the show

ring, their main focus remains on

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They pride themselves on preventative

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Facebook marketing more effective than web

Cont’d from Pg 16

A prime example of this is the daily

bedding that takes place during the

winter.

Extra bedding stops tag, a collection

of dirt and grime that accumulates on

the underbelly of cattle, from staying.

“We’re pretty picky with our animals,”

said Olesky. “We want them to

always be clean. We bed heavy and we

are always trying, no matter what

time of year, to keep them clean

because I mean like a lot of places,

they get tag on them and stuff and it’s

a lot of work to get that off once it’s on

there.”

“I think as far as a business goes,

how you represent yourself and your

product is how well you’ll do.”

Social media has become a large

part of any producers marketing

toolkit. For Shiloh Cattle Co., this is no

exception.

With 1.8 thousand ‘likes’ on

Facebook, traction can be made with a

click of a button.

“We find that we use Facebook more

for promotions than our website now.

It’s just a crazy, crazy tool to use,” said

Olesky.

Morton added, “Facebook is almost

more effective nowadays than the web

page. A web page you can’t interact

with and people want to interact.”

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Major items have been shedded including the air drill. Equipment & Online bidding at 12:00 p.m.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019 – 10:00 AM

John and Jeanne Pearson – Donalda, AB

LOCATED: From Donalda, go 7 km north on Rge Rd 185, then 3.2 km east on Twp Rd 424, then

1.5 km north on Rge Rd 183 or from Meeting Creek go 9.8 km east on Twp Rd 431, then 1.6 km south on

Rge Rd 184, then 3 km east on Twp Rd 430, then 1.7 km south on Rge Rd 183 or from Rosalind go south

on Sec 854 (Rge Rd 175) to Twp Rd 424, then 4.8 km west on Twp Rd 424, then 1.6 km north on

Rge Rd 183. Gate Sign - 42480 Rge Rd 183

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: John Pearson at 403-883-2501 or 403-742-7863

Previewing starts Friday, April 12. Equipment & Online Bidding at 12:00 p.m.

TRACTORS

• 2012 John Deere 9510R 4WD w/

800/70R38 Michelin duals, showing

1107 hrs, 18 spd PS, high flow hyd

pump, 5 hyd, weight pkg, HID lights, JD

armrest display w/ Autotrac activation,

Starfire 3000 receiver, one owner

• John Deere 8650 4WD w/ 20.8x38

duals, showing 6572 hrs, Big 1000

PTO, quad trans, 3 hyd

• 2014 Kubota M9960 MFWD w/ Kubota

LA 1353 ldr & 7’ bucket, showing

160.7 hrs, 100 hp, Ultragrand cab, 3pt

hitch, reverser, joystick, 540/1000

PTO, 2 hyd, 460/85R30 sgls, Ext

Powertrain warranty until Nov 30/19

• International 244 2WD, showing 761

hrs, diesel, open station, 3pt hitch,

turf tires, PTO, one owner

COMBINES & HEADERS

• 2013 Case IH 8230 w/ Case 3016 (15)

PU header, 536 sep / 761 eng hrs,

520/85R42 duals, 600/65R38 rears,

Pro 700 monitor, ext wear standard

tube rotor, Magna Cut fine chopper,

lateral header tilt, HID lights

• 2012 Case IH 8230 w/ Case 3016

(15) PU header, 833 sep / 1169 eng

hrs, 520/85R42 duals, 750/65R26

rears, Pro 700 monitor, leather seats,

standard tube rotor, Magna Cut fine

chopper, lateral header tilt, HID lights,

($27,256.00 w/o Oct/17)

• 2012 Case IH 7120 w/ Case 3016 (15)

PU header, 936 sep / 1356 eng hrs,

520/85R42 duals, 540/65R30 rears,

Pro 700 monitor, ext wear standard

tube rotor, Magna Cut fine chopper,

lateral header tilt

All 3 combines had Uptime Inspections

completed Nov/Dec 2016. Service work

has been done by RME.

Terms on combines: 25% nonrefundable

deposit, balance by Aug

1/19.

• (2) 2013 Case IH 2152 draper headers,

40’, split PU reel, dbl knife drive, hyd

center link, fore & aft, transport, poly

skid shoes, upper cross auger

• 2012 Case IH 2142 draper header, 35’,

PU reel, sgl knife drive, hyd center link,

fore & aft, transport, poly skid shoes,

upper cross auger (not mounted)

SWATHERS

• 2015 30’ Macdon M105 swather w/

D65-S header, showing 160 header /

222 eng hrs, PU reel, hyd center link,

sgl knife drive, fore & aft

• 2012 30’ Macdon (Westward) M105

swather w/ D60-S header, showing

291 header / 391 eng hrs, PU reel, hyd

center link, sgl knife drive, fore & aft,

purchased new in 2013

• 10’ FreeForm TB 2000 PT poly canola

roller (adj width)

• 10’ Apollo canola roller

SPRAYER

• 2010 Spray Coupe 7660, 90’, showing

1580 hrs, Outback auto steer w/ STS

monitor, Raven 5000 controller, E-Kay

dividers, hyd tread adj, 725 gal, rinse

tank, triple noz bodies, one owner,

first used in 2011

TRUCKS & TRAILER

• 1997 Peterbilt 378 highway truck

w/ 48’’ sleeper, showing 772,944

km, Cat C15 (550 hp), 18 spd, 46 K

rears, 11R24.5 tires (vg), alum rims,

($15,588.00 w/o on eng in 2011 -

40,800 km since)

• 2014 40’ LodeKing Prestige tridem

open end grain trailer, dual cranks, side

chutes, alum slopes, alum outer rims,

roll tarp, one owner

• 2006 Freightliner TA grain truck

w/ 20’ Cancade box & hoist (silage

endgate), auto shift trans, Detroit

Series 60 (515 hp), showing 708,045

mi (22,035 hrs), Kramble remote hoist

& endgate, rear hoist control

• 1982 GMC TopKick TA grain truck w/

20’ steel box & hoist, Cat 3208, 13

spd, roll tarp

• 1981 Chev 70 TA grain truck w/ 18’

steel box & hoist, 427 gas, 5&4 trans,

showing 67,905 km, roll tarp

AIR DRILL

• 2010 Bourgault 5710 Series II drill,

59’, sgl shoot w/ NH 3

MRB’s (SCS 460

Raven MM controller), 9.8’’ spacing,

3’’ steel packers, drill has dbl shoot air

pkg, combination MRB’s, 3/4’’ carbide

tips c/w 2010 Bourgault 6450 TBH

tank, 591 monitor, 4 comp, 4 meters,

deluxe auger, bag lift, dual fan, 30.5L-

32 sgls, one owner, shedded

HEAVY HARROWS & CULTIVATOR

• 72’ Bourgault 7200 heavy harrows w/

Valmar 3255 & broadcast kit, 9/16’’

tines, hyd angle & pressure

• 54’ Bourgault 9400 DT cult w/ NH 3

kit, 4 bar harrows, 1’ spacing, 3/4’’

carbide knife, rear hitch

FIELD EQUIPMENT

• 12’ Kello-Bilt 210 offset disc, notched

blades

• UNI-Blade FP-1200 6-way hyd PT

scraper / grader, 12’

• Soilmover 50-RF hyd scraper, 5 yd

• Kinsella hyd rock picker

GRAIN DRYER

• Ibec 1216-1200S continuous grain

dryer, 15 hp elec motor, upgraded

burner, NG or propane

AUGERS

• Westfield MK 130-71 Plus mechanical

swing auger, 13’’x71’

• Westfield 130-61 mechanical swing

auger, 13’’x61’, elec swing mover &

winch

• Brandt 10’’x60’ hyd swing auger

• Wheatheart R10-51 10’’x51’ auger w/

Wheatheart SP mover, 38 hp Kohler

Command Pro, elec clutch, hyd winch

• (2) Sakundiak HD7-46 7’’x46’ augers

w/ 5 hp elec motors, reversing gear

box, very ltd use

• Brandt 8’’x35’ auger w/ 16 hp

Magnum Kohler

• Sakundiak HD7-45 auger w/ 14 hp

Kohler

• Sakundiak HD7-41 auger w/ 15 hp

eng, pull start

• (2) 7’’x14’ Brandt augers w/ 2 hp elec

motors

SERVICE TRUCK & TRAILERS

• 2001 GMC 3500 SL 1T dually w/ 12’

service deck, showing 25,094 km,

2WD, reg cab, 6L gas, auto, 250 gal

fuel tank w/ 12V pump, Honda 9hp gas

air compressor, tool cabinets, vise, one

owner

• 2016 30’ SWS Tri Axle 5th wheel trailer,

21,000 GVW, beavertail, ramps, trailer

hasn’t been used

• 22’ Rainbow TA snowmobile trailer,

8’2’’ wide, ramp

CATTLE EQUIPMENT

• Hesston 514 rd baler, soft core,

reconditioned

• NH 68 square baler

• NH 354 mixermill, Forster auger

MISCELLANEOUS

• Chem Handler II w/ Honda pump

• Chem pump w/ digital read out

• 1750 gal & 1250 gal poly water tanks

• Lg qty crop lifters (9 sets)

• Labtronics 919 grain tester

• Carolina Ind 55T shop press

• (4) 14.9-24 tires / rims (ltd use)

• (3) 1000 gal fuel tanks (1 w/ garage

pump); (2) slip tanks

• New 4’ aeration rocket

• 36’ (6 sec) Morris 4 bar harrows

TRACTORS

• 1990 Versatile 976 4WD

Designation 6, 30.5L-32 duals,

stand trans, 4 hyd, SN D451189

• Case 4890 4WD w/ 14’ Leon

4-way dozer, 20.8x34 duals,

1000 PTO, 4 hyd, showing 6416

hrs, (trans w/o in 2015 / rebuilt

eng 2001+/-), SN 8856297

• John Deere 4630 2WD, 24.5-32

sgls (newer), quad trans, 3 hyd,

1000 PTO, showing 2078 hrs

(plus 10K), one owner, (rebuilt eng

2000+/-), SN 4630H026719R

• 9’ Leon mech angle dozer blade

• John Deere 4430 2WD w/ JD

148 loader, 7’ bucket & grapple,

joystick, 23.1-34 sgls, quad

trans, 2 hyd, 540/1000 PTO,

showing 1093 hrs (plus 10K),

SN 4430H074597R

• Massey Ferguson 50 w/ Allied ldr

& bucket, gas, 3pt hitch, 11.2-28

rears, SN 507527

COMBINE / HEADER / SWATHERS

• 1997 John Deere 9600 SP

combine, JD 914 PU, 2333 sep /

3327 eng hrs, 30.5Lx32 fronts,

Redekop chopper, chaff spreader,

Harvest Services top sieve,

Michel’s Crop Catcher, DAS,

DAM, shedded, (lg w/o 2009),

SN H09600X670552

• 30’ John Deere 230 straight cut

header, PU reel, SN 445539

• 30’ header transport

• 25’ Massey Ferguson 9420 SP

swather w/ 5200 header, showing

1334 hrs, 18.4R26 fronts, PU

reel, triple delivery, fore & aft,

lifters, SN 9420HR92504

• 25’ Case IH 725 PT swather, batt

reel, SN CCC0002180

SPRAYER

• 80’ Spray Coupe 4660 SP

sprayer, showing 476 hrs, Raven

SCS 460 rate controller, stand

trans, joystick, E-Kay front

dividers, Trimble 500 monitor

(mapping & lightbar - no auto

steer), sgl noz body, 400 gal,

foam marker, 320/85R24 rears,

SN AGCS4660TNT8M1002

GRAIN TRUCKS &

GRAVITY WAGON

• 1990 IH 8300 TA grain truck w/

20’ steel box (CBI) & hoist, hyd

silage endgate, Cummins air start

eng, 15 spd, new roll tarp, air ride,

new 24.5 steering tires

• 1979 Chev C70 TA grain truck w/

18’ steel box & pole hoist, 427

gas, 5&4 trans, air brakes, spring

susp, roll tarp

• 2013 Bruns gravity wagon, 600

bu, 20T Horst 365 wagon, roll tarp,

425/65R22.5 tires, one owner

GRAIN VACS & AUGERS

• Brandt 5000 grain vac w/ hoses,

one owner, SN 79441-06

• Kongskilde 300 grain vac

• Brandt 8’’x45’ auger w/ E-Kay SP

mover, 22 hp Kohler

• Wheatheart bin sweep

• Westfield 10’’x51’ hyd swing auger

• Brandt 7’’x41’ auger, 16 hp

• Scoop-A-Second 6’’ auger, 10 hp

AIR DRILL & FIELD EQUIP

• 39’ Morris Maxim drill w/ Morris

7240 TBH air tank, dbl shoot w/

NH 3

, 10’’ spacing, 3-1/2’’ steel

packers

• 60’ Summers heavy harrows w/

Valmar 240, 1/2’’ tines

• 26’ Ezee-On TA disc

• 72’ Brandt Quick-Fold PT sprayer,

800 Imp gal, hyd pump, wind

cones

• 10’ Towner offset breaking disc

• 33’ CCIL DT cult, 3 bar harrows

• 60’ FarmKing harrows & drawbar

• 36’ Morris rod weeder

HAYING EQUIPMENT

• 14’ Hesston 1160 hyd swing

haybine, rubber top / steel bottom

rollers, SN 160H-41236

• NH 273 square baler

• Vicon 5 wheel rake

PICKUP & TRAILER

• 1995 Ford F250, 4x4, reg cab,

long box, 5 spd standard, 5.8 L

gas, showing 149,561 km

• 16’ HD TA trailer, bumper pull,

farm use only

BINS

• Westeel 19’x6 ring on Westeel

hopper, 4600 bu+/-, triple skid,

rocket aeration

• Westeel 14’x6 ring on Westeel

hopper, 2150 bu+/-, rocket

aeration, dbl skid

• Westeel 14’x5 ring on Wheatland

hopper, 1800 bu+/-, skid

• Chigwell hopper bin, 2200 bu+/-,

skid

• Twister 22’x6 ring on concrete,

6500 bu+/-

• Westeel 19’x4 ring on JTL steel

floor, 4200 bu+/-

• Twister 14’x5 ring on wood, 2000

bu+/-

• (3) Westeel 14’x6 ring on wood,

2000 bu+/-

• (3) Westeel / UFA 14’x5 ring on

wood, 1650 bu+/-

• (2) Westeel 19’x5 ring on wood,

3300 bu+/-

• (2) Butler 18’x3 ring on wood,

2700 bu+/-

• (2) Behlen bins on wood, 1700-

1900 bu+/-

• 14’ wood floor

MISCELLANEOUS

• Air-O-Matic Reheater self

contained aeration heater / dryer

on trailer, 110V / propane

• 500 US gal propane tank on trailer

• 1250 gal poly tank; 1000 gal fuel

tank; GPI 150 S 12V pump; slip

tank w/ 12V pump; 3 hp aeration

fan; Charter seed treater; 6’ canola

roller; dump rake; Farmhand

sweep; (2) 24.5x32 tires; 18.4x38

duals; 6’x6’ wood shed

• Qty corral panels (8’-16’); Real

Ind auto headgate; poly water

troughs; 12’ self feeder; posts

• (3) gas generators (Kohler 5000W

/ All-Power 3500 W / Makita

2800 W)

• Forney welder; qty crop lifters; 2’’

& 3’’ banjo pumps

• John Deere pedal tractor; small

JD wagon; antique wood wagon

CAMROSE, AB

Phone 780-672-1105 • Fax 1-888-870-0958

Email office@djas.ca

www.dougjohnsonauctionservice.com

AB License 334038

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18 M arch 28'19 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. Eca REVIEW

Leon Laye steer

wrestling in 1999.

Photo courtesy of

Mike Copeman

Next

Breeders Section

April 25

Custom

Fencing

Custom Fencing operation

scheduling for 2019.

Please contact Kelly Thornton for further information

403-633-7000 – E. Thornton.r.kelly@gmail.com

Building a Quality Product with Strong Family Values!

Leon Laye entering Canadian

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame

Terri Huxley

ECA Review

Provost native, Leon

Laye was recently added

to the Canadian Pro

Rodeo Hall of Fame in

Ponoka after years of

hard work and determination

in the rodeo

circuit.

Laye is the 2000

Canadian Steer

Wrestling Champion

and season leader with

15 Canadian Finals

Rodeo (CFR) qualifications

under his belt and

he owned the Steer

Wrestling Horse of the

Year ‘Tuffy’.

It all started through

family tradition as his

father and uncles were

involved in the rodeo

scene well before Laye

was in the picture.

“[It’s] In the blood I

guess you could say,”

said Laye.

He started bulldogging

by the time he was

15-years-old with the last

event taking place in

2013 at the Foothills

Cowboy Association

(FCA) finals.

The now 60-year-old

cowboy has volunteered

his time and efforts at

the Ponoka Stampede as

well as local events near

home.

He along with other

family members run a

ranch with roughly 200

head of cattle which

keeps them fairly busy.


Laye was

always appreciative

of his fellow riders

if he ever needed

to borrow a horse

and vice versa.

One of the highlights

of his rodeo days was

winning the CFR for

Steer Wrestling but also

average steer wrestler at

the Calgary Stampede

twice.

Others include participating

and winning at

the Ponoka Stampede,

Williams Lake Rodeo,

Wainwright Stampede,

and more.

He ventured to the

United States a few times

but didn’t compete there

as much as others to stay

close to home.

Despite the good times,

North Slope Farms

Private Treaty Sales

there was also struggle

that many athletes that

enter the arena face.

In 1994, Laye tore the

peck in his right

shoulder. This was a

year he had qualified for

the CFR but chose to sit

out in order to let his

injury heal properly.

It took until midsummer

of the next

year for him to get back

into the swing of things

including bulldogging.

“I’m not the only one

that’s happened to

that’s for sure,” he said.

“We just grin and bare

it and carry on and

hopefully the next year

you get back again.

Like my shoulder did

heal up good. I made the

Canadian Finals quite a

few times after that.”

Family was and continues

to be Laye’s

support system either on

the road or at the ranch.

“They were looking

after things while I was

gone, going on the road

quite a bit and my

brother and nephews

would help when I was

gone. Dana, my wife, for

sure was behind ya 100

per cent and Dad was. He

always seemed to have

horses here for us to


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of that.”

Leon’s father,

Albert was

inducted into the

Canadian Pro

Rodeo Hall of

Fame in 2008.

Turn to Legacy,

Pg 18

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ECA REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB March 28'19 19

Legacy has not tired

Cont’d from Pg 18

Laye’s legacy has not tired either.

His family is heavily involved in

today’s rodeo scene.

The cowboy’s son, Derek, has

entered some amateur finals at different

times.

Laye’s nephew, Brendan Laye, has

made his mark on the rodeo world by

qualifying for the CFR twice as a steer

wrestler himself and his other nephew,

Clint Laye, has also seen the National

Finals Rodeo (NFR) in the bareback

riding.

“It’s nice to see them carrying on the

name and doing good and like making

the NFR and then the Canadian Finals

in the event that I worked, that’s pretty

awesome,” Laye continued.

He alongside four other skilled athletes

including Rod Hay, Bo Phipps, Dr.

Gary Harbin and Blue Ridge, a bareback

horse from the Franklin Rodeo,

are to be inducted at a banquet in

October.

“It was quite a surprise when I got

the call the other day by-god. Some of

them guys that are in there – I mean

they darn sure deserve to be in there

and it’s just amazing to be inducted

and be in there with them by-god.”

“It’s a feather in your cap that’s for

sure.”

Out of all the memories Laye enjoys

about the rodeos, it was the quality

people he has met along the way and a

decent pay cheque at the end of a successful

day.

“You know what, I’ve made a pile of

friends. Just a pile of friends up and

down the road travelling with guys

that you sure get acquainted with and

oh, for sure the money part of it when

you do good and win good.

“It feels pretty darn good to come out

of the Canadian Finals and do good up

there and have a successful finals and

come home with a good paycheque.

“But the friends – I don’t see them as

much any more for sure but when you

do run across them it’s sure good to

visit and reminisce about old times.”

Laye was always appreciative of his

fellow riders if he ever needed to

borrow a horse and vice versa.

“The horses that I rode – I had some

good ones myself but the guys that we

travelled up and

down the road

with, sometimes

you ride their

horse and I sure

appreciated that

when you could

get on a good

horse because

that means the

world of difference,”

said Laye.

“That can make

or break you.”

Co-inductees

Rod Hay is has 19 Canadian Finals

Rodeo qualifications, is an eight time

Canadian Saddle Bronc Champion,

four time Aggregate Champion, six

season leader, 2007 NFR Aggregate

Champion, and CPRA career Saddle

Bronc earnings record holder.

Dr. Gary Harbin has been a director

on the Ponoka Stampede Committee

since 1974.

He also sat on the CPRA board from

1985 to 1991, is founder and president of

the Ponoka Stampede Youth

Foundation from 2016 to 2019.

Harbin is known to be a respected

mentor in the Alberta veterinary community

across Canada and into the US.

He recently passed away at the age of

73 after a five year battle with cancer.

Bob Phipps qualified for the very

first CFR in 1974, winning the Bull

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Phipps went on to judge rodeos and

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Administrator, Judging Director and

CRES manager, over a 10 year period.

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Bareback Horse of the CFR in 1996 and

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20 M arch 28'19 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. Eca REVIEW

Council may consider Sea-cans

Cont’d from Pg 13

Coun. Graham enquired as to

whether council needs to look at

allowing sea-cans onto residential

property as their popularity grows.

“Those are becoming more and

more affordable so some people might

be wanting them instead of building a

garage or should that be something

the village should allow?” asked

Graham.

Mayor Helton said, “Size and aesthetics

would have to be addressed if

we changed the land use bylaw, if the

village were to consider that. Some

opposition to it would be the aesthetics

of a sea-can.”

“If you put them out of sight in the

backyard, not sitting out in front of

their property, maybe,” said Edwards.

“Probably should really look at

that,” said Helton. “It would be helpful

as to the foot print, measurements, set

backs. I guess if we were going to consider,

as a council, entertaining the

idea of amending that [land use

bylaw], I think we could put something

in there for the aesthetics too.”

“And the size,” added Graham.

Water break

Council will follow up next meeting

with David Benci on cost repairs due

to water breaks.

The public works foreman’s recommended

once costs are provided, for a

viability test on all water main valves

and install two isolation valves on 2nd

St. S to eliminate the necessity of shutting

off water to over 50 properties

should a leak occur again.

“We’ll have to get a quote from MPE

Engineering,” said CAO Plachner. “I

think we might have to put that out to

tender.”

Benci also told council that notifying

residents of emergencies by

calling on the phone or posting a flyer

on their door is inefficient and time

consuming when there are many

other things to be concerned about.

He suggested using an email list,

auto-phone message or the Morrin

Discussion Group as a better means.

“That would go along with when he

[Benci] starts working up that guideline

for a policy,” said Mayor Helton.

“Those kind of things would go into

that.”

Green space and recycling bins

Mayor Howard Helton opened conversation

again on a potential green

space on main street.

Helton wondered if there was any

interest from residents on design and

ideas of what the green space should

look like.

“I’d like to get community input on

some ideas [from] young people –

someone with that kind of talent to

draw up some kind of projection to get

things moving,” said Helton.

“Some people in town were commenting

about communal gardens and

things like that, in the past,” offered

Graham.

The location of the two recycle bins

was raised with a suggestion that they

remain at the back of the property

against the back alley.

“They were going to move them

down to the space at the end of the village

or do we move them to the back of

the lot or build a screen around

them?” questioned Edwards.

“Olympic Trail property is still

under their name,” said CAO

Plachner, “because it’s contaminated

and I talked to Municipal Affairs and

if we have it [obtain title] then we have

to reclaim it.”

“So is there room at the back there?”

asked Helton.

“I’m going to try getting ahold of

them to get them tested and just see if

the contamination has dissipated

through the years,” said Plachner.

“If we have to reclaim that, we’ve

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ECA REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB March 28'19 21

Fire inspections

for businesses

Cont’d from Pg 7

“I have a bit of a problem [with this],”

began Coun. Rob McDonald. “Like

Lynn said there, you’re picking on an

independent business, private business,

and passing the cost on to them

and it’s already doing annual

inspections.”

“You don’t know that they’re doing

annual inspections,” said CAO Fuller.

“Well then maybe it’s a good place to

start, then if we can request that proof

of annual inspections,” said McDonald.

“I just don’t think it’s fair to show up

on someone’s doorstep.”

No one from the current fire department

has fire inspection training and

certification whereas in the past they

would visit these businesses on their

own.

Currently, almost all fire departments

are upgrading to be a part of the

national system being implemented so

no training is available until possibly

2020 when this system is fully

operational.

Coun. Schultz said, “If something

were to happen to your business if you

have a fire or something, your insurance

company is the one that is going

to come down and say ‘Hey, you were

negligent’.”

Deputy Mayor Rosella Peterman

asked about requesting proof of

inspection from private businesses but

the CAO explained they have no

grounds to request this.

Council has asked administration to

sift out additional information and to

put some advertising out for

inspectors.

“It wouldn’t hurt to put something

out there to see

what prices are

out there. We are

not telling IDJ

goodbye, just

looking for other

proposals,”

Peterman said.

Ice resurfacer

update

Seeking

funding for a new

ice resurfacer has

continued to take

time as other

municipalities

determine if they

wish to contribute

or not.

Administration

has forwarded a

capital contribution

application

to Lacombe

County but extra

was needed to

collect letters of

support from

local organizations

and

Camrose County

who has already

pledged $50,000

towards a new or

lightly used

machine.

So far, the

Bashaw and Area

Recreation Board

have offered up

$4,000 and the

Bashaw Minor

Hockey

Association has

given a letter of

support although

funds are

expected to

follow.

Flush truck partnership

Last year, Bashaw, Rosalind and

Bawlf met to form a new partnership.

Together, they approved $100,000 to

purchase a new flush truck that would

be shared between all three partners.

So far, Bashaw has taken the lead on

finding an appropriate truck with a

boiler.

The one they found cost $135,000

which surpassed the approved figure.

CAO Fuller asked council if they

would like to consider having another

conversation with the other partners

to talk about pricing as well as a policy

to see who gets the truck in times when

all three partners need it for activities.

Council agreed to have administration

plan a meeting with the other

municipalities.

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22 M arch 28'19 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. Eca REVIEW


FORESTBURG COUNCIL

Centennial Project

receives interim

financial support

Jody Pettigrew

ECA Review

Village of Forestburg council agreed

at their regular meeting on Thurs.

Mar. 21 to provide interim financing to

the 100th Anniversary Committee for

the centennial project at Devonian

Park.

The committee has submitted a

Legacy Grant Application in the

amount of $90,000 for the rehabilitation

of the park located at the north

end of 50th Ave.

The grant application has not been

approved yet and they are concerned

that if work is not started soon, the

project might not be completed in time

for the centennial celebration this

summer.

The work to be completed includes

trimming and cutting trees, landscaping,

building a pathway with

lighting, adding benches, a wall and

commemorative plaques.

The project currently has funding of

$11,880 from Community Development

Reserve General Funds, $5,500 from

Community Enhancement Fund and

$21,050 from BREOC rent, leaving a

shortfall of $26,570 that will be covered

on a temporary basis by the village’s

surplus.

It was noted that the $26,570 may not

be received from

the Federal

Government if

the grant application

is not

approved.

Establishing an

exploratory

Greenhouse

Committee

Deputy Mayor

Bob Coutts made

a motion to establish

a Forestburg

Greenhouse

Exploratory

Committee to

gather more

details and information

on the

viability of

building a greenhouse

to grow

medicinal

marijuana.

The committee

will consist of two

council members

and up to seven

community

members.

Council

approved the

motion and no

financial

demands will be

made until more

details and

knowledge is

gathered.

Community

growth

incentive

to be explored

The Forestburg

Economic

Development

Committee presented

a

community

growth incentive

proposal, which will be reviewed by

administration with further suggestions

and policies to be brought back to

council for discussion at a future date.

The idea is to encourage residents of

Forestburg to promote the community

as a great place to live, and if newcomers

move here because of a referral,

the person that referred them would

receive an incentive.

The incentive would act as a way to

attract families and businesses to the

community.

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DEER RIVER RANCHING

Black Angus Bull Sale

Saturday, April 27 - 1 pm

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STRYCHNINE AVAILABILITY FOR

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The MD of Provost No. 52 will again be distributing

2% Strychnine Grain Bait

for control of the Richardson Ground Squirrel.

Distribution will be:

8:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M. TUESDAYS AT THE

M.D. PROVOST SHOP

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Starting April 2 Until June 5.

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ECA REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB March 28'19 23

Winter busy for Delia 4-H Beef Club

by Cole Alderdice Club Reporter

It’s been a busy winter for the Delia

4-H Beef Club.

In December, we had our club

Christmas party and meeting at the

Senior Centre in Delia.

On Jan. 12, Kirby Larsen and Cole

Alderdice attended a regional steer and

heifer judging clinic at Powell’s farm

north of Youngstown, Ab.

A speaker, Travis Hunter came and

talked with us about what to look for in

a steer and a heifer.

On Feb. 26, we had our club speak

offs at the Delia United Church.

In Junior speeches, Elli McDougald

won first and Kirby Larsen won

second.

First in Junior presentations went to

Carson Morlock.

For the Intermediate speeches,

Camryn McDougald won first and

Delaney McDougald won second.

First in Intermediate presentations

was won by Cole Alderdice.

In Senior speeches, Tessa Reed won

first, Connor McDougald won second,

and Cole Morlock won third.

Our district speak offs took place on

March 1 with Elli McDougald, Kirby

Larsen, Camryn McDougald and Tessa

Reed representing our club.

On March 14, we had our monthly

meeting at the Delia Senior Centre and

completed our 4-H diaries and discussed

upcoming camps and fun 4-H

travel opportunities.

On April 27 we will be having our

club’s mini show at McDonald’s farm.

I look forward to seeing how my

steer does and how the rest of our 4-H

year goes.

UNRESERVED FARM AUCTION

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019 – 11:00 AM

Gordon and Marlene Schlaak – Camrose, AB

LOCATED: In Camrose, at the intersection of Hwy 13 & 68 St (Camrose Drive / Hwy 13A) go 2.3 km

south on 68 St, then continue south for 0.8 km on Rge Rd 204, then 1.6 km west on Twp Rd 464,

then 1.8 km south on Rge Rd 205, or from the junction of Hwy 13 & 21 (west of Camrose) go 3 km

south on Hwy 21, then 4.8 km east on Twp Rd 464, then 1.8 km south on Rge Rd 205.

Gate Sign - 46274 Rge Rd 205

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Gordon Schlaak at 780-608-7156

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UNRESERVED FARM AUCTION

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019 – 10:30 AM

Jack and Kathy Lyle – Bashaw, AB

LOCATED: From Bashaw, go 9.6 km east on Hwy 53, then 0.1 km south on Rge Rd 204 (Pelican

Point Rd) or from the junction of Hwy 56 & 53, go 9.6 km west on Hwy 53, then 0.1 km south on

Rge Rd 204 (Pelican Point Rd). Gate Sign - 41581 Rge Rd 204

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Jack Lyle at 780-608-0489

Previewing starts Thursday, April 18. Equipment & Online Bidding at 12:00 p.m.

TRACTORS

• 2008 John Deere 9230 4WD w/

620/70R42 duals, showing 1677 hrs,

24 spd PowrSync trans, rear wheel

weights, 4 hyd, guidance ready

• 2003 John Deere 7220 MFWD w/

JD 741 ldr & 8’ bucket (plumbed for

grapple), showing 5480 hrs, PowrQuad

trans, 3pt hitch, LH reverser, joystick,

18.4R38 sgls (vg rubber), 540/1000

PTO, 2 hyd, wired for guidance

• Frontier pallet forks to fit JD 741 ldr

COMBINE & HEADER

• 2006 John Deere 9760 STS w/

JD 615P PU, showing 1080 sep /

1452 eng hrs, 800/65R32 fronts,

Bullet rotor, full length Michel’s Crop

Catcher, new Sunnybrook concaves

in 2017, remote drop pan sampler, 2

cameras (grain tank & auger), sidehill

kit, wired for guidance, updated

software to run 600 & 900 series

headers, (Greenlight Nov/17 - 75 sep

hrs since $13,230.00 w/o)

• 2007 John Deere 930D draper header,

30’, steel tooth PU reel, factory

transport, fore & aft, sgl point hookup,

full width poly skids, one owner

SWATHER & ROLLER

• 2012 John Deere D450 SP swather

w/ 30’ JD 630D header, showing 203

header / 277 eng hrs, sells w/ JD ATU,

6 batt PU reel, factory transport, dbl

knife drive, 650/75R32 fronts, fore

& aft, full width poly skids, power

mirrors, rear weights

• 10’ Hauser Revo PT canola roller w/

transport, 2pt hook-up

AIR DRILL

• 40’ John Deere 1830 air drill (2009)

c/w John Deere 1910 (340 bu) TBH

mechanical drive air tank (2009),

variable rate, dbl shoot, 10’’ spacing,

4’’ steel packers, Air Guard Seed

Brakes, primary blockage on seed &

fert, 5 meter rollers (2 blue / 2 green

/ 1 yellow), 8’’ auger, 710/70R38 rear

/ 21.5L-16.1SL front tires, one season

on Dutch low draft carbide openers

(Model 2762)

• JD yard hitch for JD 1910 cart

VERTICAL TILLAGE

• 40’ Summers SC 1530 HD Super

Coulter, 8-way blades, weight pkg,

heavy frame, rolling baskets, 3 bar

heavy harrows, done approx 4500

acres, one owner

TRUCKS

• 1997 IH 4900 TA grain truck w/ 20’

steel box & hoist, showing 207,236

km, auto trans, DT 466E diesel, elec

roll tarp, Kramble remote hoist &

endgate, 2 cameras & screen, pintle

hitch, box lights, LED light bar

• 1980 Ford F700 (Louisville) SA grain

truck w/ 15’ box & hoist, showing 77,175

km, 8 cyl 370 gas, 5&2 trans, roll tarp,

one owner

GRANULAR APPLICATOR

• Valmar 246 PT granular applicator,

60’ spread, ground drive, 4 section

shut off, hyd fan, 14L-16.1SL tires, ltd

use (1000 acres+/-), purchased new

in 2017

FIELD & YARD EQUIPMENT

• Highline XL-78 rock picker, hyd drive,

hyd hitch, 21.5L-16.1SL tires

• 12’ Kirchner PT hyd 4-way land

leveler, hyd tilt

• 9’ Alteen Agrator HD PT rototiller, new

tires, 1000 PTO

• 70’ Flexicoil S80 diamond harrows &

drawbar

GRAIN DRYER

• Grain King GKD 300 (8’x7 tier)

automatic grain dryer, NG, single to 3

phase converter, 10 hp on fan, Dryer

Master AM 3 moisture controller, new

Maxon Airflo burner, SN 550031.

Grain dryer sells w/ fill & unload augers

and Westfield 8’’x53’ auger w/ 2 elec

motors (10 hp & 7-1/2 hp - 2 spd) and

Wheatheart SP mover.

AUGERS

• FarmKing 13’’x70’ mechanical swing

auger, hyd winch & swing mover, full

bin spout w/ alarm, camera, light kit

• Sakundiak HD8-1400 8’’x46’ auger

w/ Hawes SP mover, Kohler Pro 25 hp,

elec clutch, hyd winch

• Sakundiak 7’’x37’ auger w/ 14 hp

Kohler

BINS

• Meridian 1620 hopper bin, 4119

bu+/-, epoxy lined, aeration tube,

c/w elec bin level switch sensors, full

bin indicator, manway, manhole, OP1

cable, never stored fert

• Wheatland 1620E hopper bin, 4119

bu+/-, epoxy lined, aeration tube, dbl

skid, full bin indicator, manway, OP1

cable, never stored fert

• (2) Meridian / Wheatland GM

4000 hopper bins, dbl skids, site

glasses, manways, manholes,

OP1 cables (1 has rocket aeration

w/ roof vents / 1 has aeration tube)

• (2) Wheatland 1505E hopper bins,

1200 bu+/-, skids

• Wheatland 1210E hopper bin, 1287

bu+/-, skid

• Wheatland 910E hopper bin, 712

bu+/-, skid

• (4) Westeel 19’x8 ring bins on

concrete, 5000 bu+/-, aeration tubes,

OP1 cables

• (2) Chicago Eastern 24’ bins on

concrete, 6300 bu+/-, aeration tubes,

OP1 cables

• Westeel 24’ bin on concrete, 9600

bu+/-, aeration floor, OP1 cable

GPS EQUIPMENT

• John Deere 2630 display w/ SF1

activation

• John Deere 1800 display w/ SF1

activation

• (2) John Deere Starfire ITC receivers

• (2) John Deere AutoTrac universal

steering kits (ATU)

YARD TRACTOR & 3PT HITCH

EQUIPMENT

• 2012 John Deere 1026R MFWD

utility tractor w/ JD H120 ldr & 50’’

bucket, 475 hrs at booking, 3pt

hitch, joystick, PTO, sells w/ JD 60D

Auto Connect mower, one owner,

SN 1LV1026RCCH211769

• JD iMatch quick hitch

• JD 52’’ rotary broom, hyd lift & angle,

ltd use

• JD 647 3pt rototiller, 48’’

• Frontier RC2048 3pt rotary mower,

48’’, ltd use

• Inland 3pt sprayer, 15’, 30 gal, JD

quick attach mts

• JD 3pt weight box

• Swisher receiver hitch 12V fert

spreader

• 48’’ Quadivator cultivator

• 40’’ PT lawn aerator

• Agri Fab lawn sweep

MISCELLANEOUS

• 2000 gal Enviro containment fuel tank

w/ 110V pump & meter

• 500 gal dbl wall Envirotank

w/ 110V pump

• Flaman 5 hp inline aeration fan, 2017;

Flaman 7 hp inline aeration fan (3

phase); (2) 5 hp inline aeration fans;

(2) 3 hp aeration fans; Clews aeration

sock

• (30) Flexxifinger crop lifters; (48)

used Dutch low draft carbide openers

(#2829)

• OP1 Stormax deluxe monitor; (2) cab

cams w/ 1 monitor

• (3) concaves for JD 9760, (880

acres+/- use)

• Motomco grain tester; qty VHF 2-way

radios w/ base unit & antennas

TRACTORS

• 2007 John Deere 7320 MFWD

w/ 2011 JD 741 self-leveling

loader, 8’ bucket & grapple, 3833

hrs at booking, 3pt hitch, 16 spd

PowrQuad, LH reverser, joystick,

3 hyd, 540/1000 PTO, 18.4R38

sgls, SN RW7320R062914

• Massey Ferguson 3690 MFWD

w/ Allied 894 self-leveling loader,

8’ bucket & grapple, Dynashift,

showing 7164 hrs, joystick, 3 hyd,

540/1000 PTO, 20.8R38 duals,

SN A190016

• Allis Chalmers 7060 2WD, 20.8-

38 duals, showing 5394 hrs, 2

hyd, 540/1000 PTO, rear whl

weights, SN 7060738879

• Allis Chalmers 7010 2WD,

20.8-38 sgls, showing 7175

hrs, 2 hyd, 540/1000 PTO,

SN 7010S30871981

HARVEST EQUIPMENT

• John Deere 7720 Turbo SP

combine, JD 212 PU, showing

3876 hrs, standard, 24.5-32

fronts, SN 510288

• John Deere 7720 SP combine, 10’

PU, newer feeder chain & radiator,

24.5-32 fronts, SN 461306 (has

final drive issues - selling for

parts)

• 1992 25’ Prairie Star 4800 SP

swather w/ Macdon 960 header,

showing 893 hrs, PU reel, sliding

table, Cummins diesel, SN 82604

TRUCKS

• 1981 Ford 700 SA grain truck w/

16’ box & hoist, showing 51,273

km, 370 gas, 5&2 trans, roll tarp,

9.00x20 tires

• 1976 GMC 6500 SA grain truck

w/ 16’ box & hoist, showing

73,452 km, V8 gas, 5&2 trans,

roll tarp, 9.00x20 tires

HAYING & CATTLE EQUIP

• 2007 John Deere 568 rd baler,

Cover Edge net wrap, MegaWide

hyd PU, 8182 bales, 31x13.5 tires,

SN E00568X335189

• 2007 New Holland 1475

haybine, 14’ HS Series header,

rubber rollers, 31x13.5 tires,

SN Y6B170250

• Highline CFR650 bale processor,

RH discharge, 16.5L-16.1SL tires,

one owner, SN CFR6500442

• Enorossi Y-R 12 wheel Y rake,

SN 570588

• Highline 1400 rd bale mover, 14

bales, SN 9B143035

• New Holland 357 mixermill, bale

feed, SN 244605

• 1999 16’ Southland TA stock

trailer, rubber mats

• 16’ Trailrite TA stock trailer

• Hyd post pounder, trailer type

• Robin roller mill

• HiHog squeeze & palp cage

• (20) 30’ & (1) 24’ free standing

corral panels

• (5) HD bale feeders (3 triple / 2

sgls); (2) 30’ silage bunk feeders;

(2) 16’ calf shelters; cattle oiler;

qty 10’ corral panels; older cattle

squeeze

FIELD EQUIP & AUGERS

• 27’ John Deere 1600 DT cult w/

Degelman 4 bar harrows

• 10’ Kello-Bilt 210 TA offset disc,

newer notched blades

• 50’ Flexicoil S80 harrows &

drawbar, new tines

• 60’ Computer Spray 647/2 TA PT

sprayer, 500 gal (was used in 2017)

28’ IH 7200 hoedrill w/ back on

transport

• 14’ Cockshutt 247 DT cult

• Brandt 10’’x50’ hyd swing auger

w/ full bin sensor & alarm

• Westfield J208-51 8’’x51’ PTO auger

• Westfield 7’’x41’ auger w/ 16 hp

Kohler

• Allied 6’’ PTO auger

BINS

• Meridian Grainmax GM 2300

hopper bin, skid, site glasses,

manway

• Westeel 19’x6 ring on Harvest

hopper, 4600 bu+/-, dbl skid,

ladder, manway

• Westeel 14’x6 ring on Harvest

hopper, 2150 bu+/-, sgl skid,

new in 2016

• (2) Westeel 14’x6 ring on Westeel

hoppers, 2150 bu+/-, dbl skids,

ladders

• (2) Chief Westland 14’x5 ring on

hoppers, 2150 bu+/-, dbl skids,

1 w/ aeration

• Westeel 14’x5 ring on wood, new

style door, 1650 bu+/-

• Butler 18’x3 ring on wood, 2500

bu+/-

• Butler 15’x3 ring on wood, 1550

bu+/-

HOLIDAY TRAILER

• 1993 Fleetwood Prowler 25.5P

TA 5th wheel holiday trailer, 25-

1/2’, single slide, rear kit, new

awning, newer fridge & water

heater, stove, 3 piece bath, sleeps

4, stored inside

QUAD & LAWN MOWERS

• 2004 Polaris Sportsman 600 Twin

quad, 4x4, winch, racks, showing

2501 miles / 380 hrs

• Exmark Lazer Z zero turn lawn

mower w/ 60’’ commercial deck,

1316 hrs, SN 211124

• Simplicity Javelin zero turn lawn

mower w/ 42’’ deck, 214 hrs

• Yard Machines lawn mower w/

46” deck

MISCELLANEOUS

• Ridgid 300 power threader w/

accessories

• 2 person horse cutter; sgl horse

harness; misc harness parts

• High back saddle; (2) kids’

saddles

• (2) solar fencers (1 unused); calf

pullers; hoof trimmers; qty vet

supplies; qty barb wire

• (2) 5’’ hyd augers (1 Brandt); 7’’

E-Kay bin sweep; slip tank; 500

gal poly water tank; 500 & (2)

300 gal fuel tanks / stands; pipe

stands; 30’ TV tower; 3 bottom

plow on steel

• Beaver table saw; 10’’ Craftsman

radial arm saw; miter saw

• Dewalt chop saw; pressure

washer; air compressor; chain

hoist; misc tools

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With a brand new Three Hills headquarters behind him, Harvest Hills Gas Co-op Manager

Ward Beeton cuts the ribbon at the grand opening, accompanied by employees and past and

current board members on March 20. From the left, back row: Peter Schultz, Ken Enns, Ralph

Beeton, Reg Wiebe, Blaine Ferguson and Ed Bartsch. Front row: Harold King, Daryl Elliot, Don

Boles, Ward Beeton, Joe Kubinec, Reena Roes, Andy Nakaska and Fred Penner.


ECA Review/D.Nadeau

Gas Co-op celebrates with

grand opening in Three Hills

David Nadeau

ECA Review

Harvest Hills Gas Co-op Board

Chair Joe Kubinec can look backward

and forward, all in one sentence.

Speaking at the grand opening of

the co-op’s new headquarters in Three

Hills on March 20, he said, “We

enjoyed a successful 53 years to get to

this point and I look forward to the

building serving our customers for the

next 50.” In thanking the planners and

tradesmen who worked on the facility,

Kubinec said he was proud of the new

building and excited about the grand

opening.

The open house that accompanied

the ribbon cutting featured building

tours and refreshments, prompting

Administrative Manager Ward Beeton

to say he was pleased with the turnout

of present and past board members,

current and retired staff, local politicians,

well wishers, and family

members.

The 6,000 square foot building,

under construction for a year, will

serve the co-op’s five full-time

employees and 822 members strung

along 1,000 kilometers of pipe. The coop’s

650 square mile franchise area

covers the southern half of Kneehill

County.

Resounding Results

• Paved the way for Alberta's booming

craft and microbrewery industry by

leading the challenge against the

Canadian Wheat Board and

its onerous legislation

• Champion advancing property rights

for all Albertans

• Helped form WildRose and DID NOT

cross the floor with the leader and

MLAs who abandoned their

constituents --without consultation--

to join the government in 2014

• Pioneer in advancing democratic

freedoms in Alberta after being

shackled by UCP party whips and

tyranny until January, 2019

Relentless

Representation

• Contributions to improve Alberta's

Bill 6 and replacement of

objectionable language in recent

oil production curtailment decisions

• Engagement to advance economic

expansion in Special Areas

by improving irrigation coverage,

infrastructure and related initiatives

• Advancing a penetrating vision for

positive change for a

Real Grassroots Rebellion

in Drumheller-Stettler

On April 16, Vote

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