ECA Review 2020-01-21

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ECA Review 2020-01-21

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Coronation council ..................... 2

Alix council ................................. 3

Delia council .............................. 4

Big Valley council ....................... 5

Collision ..................................... 5

Service awards ........................... 5

Viewpoints ....................... 6, 7, 14

Obituaries .................................. 8

Real Estate/Homes ................. 8, 9

Classifieds/Careers ................... 11

Paintearth council .................... 17

Starland council ....................... 19

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CASTOR COUNCIL

Castor approves changes to cemetery bylaw

Stu Salkeld

Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ECA Review

Castor town council approved

changes to its cemetery bylaw after

gathering input from other

communities.

The decision was made at the Jan. 11

regular meeting of council, streamed

through Facebook to meet pandemic

guidelines.

Town Chief Administrative Officer

(CAO) Christopher Robblee presented

councillors with a report on Bylaw

1083, the Cemetery Bylaw, and noted

the tweaked bylaw had already passed

first reading.

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CLIVE

Council

divides up

COVID

relief funds

Stu Salkeld

Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ECA Review

Clive village council divided up

funds granted from the provincial government

intended to offset financial

difficulties caused by the COVID-19

pandemic.

The decision was made during the

regular meeting of council Jan. 11,

held via Zoom to meet pandemic

protocols.

Village Chief Administrative Officer

(CAO) Carla Kenney provided council

with a report on community response

to the provincial government’s

Municipal Operating Support

Transfer (MOST) grant that’s been

offered to Alberta municipalities to

offset COVID-19-related financial

difficulties.

Kenney reported the village has

spent about $21,000 addressing the

pandemic and estimated the village

would also incur about another $2,000

in the future.

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CORONATION COUNCIL

Coronation

town office

lowered their

flag to half

mast last week

to honour

Councillor Keith

Griffiths who

passed away.

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Realistic losses in revenue

Cont’d from Pg 1

Noting Clive’s MOST grant was just

under $75,000, this would leave

roughly $52,000 to divide among community

groups which have also

suffered at the hands of COVID-19.

After the village publicly advertised

the opportunity, Kenney gave councillors

a chart showing groups that

responded and the amounts they

reported losing as a result of

COVID-19.

In total, the groups claimed losses in

the neighbourhood of $123,000.

The groups which responded

included the ag society, community

hall, curling club, figure skating club,

Family and Community Support

Services (FCSS), public library, minor

hockey, Little Red Hen and the Morton

Historic Centre.

Mayor Luci Henry noted village staff

did speak with the groups to examine

their claims and ensure everything

was eligible for the MOST program.

Kenney noted lots of groups had lost

revenue due to cancelled registrations

as a result of the pandemic.

“I’m pretty confident these are realistic

losses in revenue,” said Kenney.

Coun. Norma Penney asked if FCSS

and the library were eligible for other

provincial programs.

Kenney responded both organizations

fit the MOST profile as they had

financial losses due to COVID-19. She

added that Lacombe County also has

MOST funds which they may or may

not disperse to Clive organizations

such as the Clive Agricultural Society.

Penney suggested reimbursing organizations

for personal protective

equipment (PPE), then dividing the

remaining funds among the groups.

Kenney estimated that, after covering

the losses each group claimed for

purchasing PPE, the MOST funds

would be able to cover about 38 per

cent of their claimed financial losses.

The CAO noted each group would be

asked to provide documentation illustrating

their losses.

Councillors passed a motion authorizing

the village to offer this help to

the community.

Meeting postponed

due to the passing of

Councillor Griffiths

Terri Huxley

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Coronation council meeting was

postponed Mon. Jan. 11 after the recent

passing of Councillor Keith Griffiths.

Mayor Ron Checkel shared a few

words before council and administration

entered into a moment of silence to

honour the late councillor and community

member.

“There is no doubt that Keith cared

deeply for the entire town,” said Mayor

Checkel.

Several options provided

Cont’d from Pg 1

One noteworthy change to the bylaw

was increasing the height of monuments

from 18 inches to 30 inches.

As part of being more flexible considering

the request for headstones, at

the cemetery, administration reviewed

a number of different communities for

changes,” stated Robblee in his report

to council.

“Council passed the first reading of

the cemetery bylaw, but upon the

second and third readings instructed

administration to provide more comparisons

to the ‘trinkets’ section.

Administration pulled cemetery

bylaws from eight (8) different communities

and found all had a similar or

the same section.”

Trinkets would be items left by

mourners or family members on

graves in memory of their loved one.

The CAO provided councillors with

several options, including leaving the

existing bylaw in place or

“Council could choose to approve the

bylaw and enable regular approvals/

rejections to resume.”

The CAO noted that town staff would

only remove trinkets because the

items are blocking the walking trail.

Mayor Richard Elhard asked if the

“His service as a councillor representing

Coronation and the issues he

championed at the council horseshoe

made a significant and meaningful

contribution to our growth and

accomplishments.”

Afterwards, Dep. Mayor Mark

Stannard asked that their regular

council meeting be postponed to the

next available meeting time which

council unanimously agreed to do in

light of the circumstances.

town has to remove trinkets, what happens

to them?

Robblee answered that the Town of

Castor will store the trinkets for a year

so that whoever left them at the grave

can claim them; if they’re held longer

than a year, they’ll be disposed of.

Mayor Elhard noted there are a lot of

trinkets left at grave sites in the

cemetery.

“There’s a lot of stuff out there,

yeah,” agreed Robblee.

He also noted that all communities

he examined have size restrictions on

grave markers and the restrictions

Castor was proposing would be considered

about average.

Councillors passed second and third

reading of the revised cemetery. bylaw.

Marker is too big?

Later in the meeting councillors considered

a request for a monument

under the revised bylaw. They decided

to leave it up to administration to

handle it.

The applicant had requested a monument

24 inches high by 48 wide by 24

deep, while the newly approved bylaw

allowed 30 inches high by 42 wide by 21

deep.

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Great Plains fibreboard plant

won’t be built in Stettler

Stu Salkeld

Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ECA Review

While a major medium density fibreboard

(MDF) plant won’t be built next

to the Town of Stettler after all, president

of the company

spearheading the plant says

the mill is going ahead in 2021

in this region.

Great Plains MDF president

and chairman of the board

Brian McLeod said in an interview

with the ECA Review the

Stettler location, immediately

south of town next to the airport,

wasn’t ideal after all.

“There’s a lot of straw that McLeod

has to come into this plant

every day,” said McLeod by

phone from his Edmonton office Jan.

15.

McLeod stated after more research

was done on the tentative location

Great Plains unfortunately realized

the massive amount of truck traffic, up

to 110 18-wheeled trucks per day, that

the mill required could end up going

down Stettler’s Main Street, which

obviously wasn’t going to work.

He stated it didn’t seem to matter

where Great Plains looked with the

Stettler site, the traffic problem was

there.

He noted Great Plains continues to

look for a site that enjoys a large supply

of wheat straw, MDF’s primary ingredient,

in the farmland south

of Stettler and further to the

east, in Kneehill County.

The president stated an

MDF mill has a number of

requirements, including

natural gas, power, a rail

line to bring in resin necessary

for MDF manufacture

and the same line to ship out

finished product.

The president noted,

overall, progress with the

project is excellent, as Great

Plains has signed a memorandum of

understanding with PCL Construction

to build the mill, an engineer has been

engaged for design work and Great

Plains is in talks with a major

American lender to finance the project,

estimated at roughly $800 million.

McLeod noted he and a number of

other people with experience in the

MDF industry saw increasing demand

in North America for this product used

in office furniture and other products

but an ever-dwindling supply of wood.

Enter the humble stalk of wheat.

McLeod stated research proved wheat

straw could replace wood in MDF manufacture,

and more research showed

the farmland south of Stettler has

wheat straw. Lots of it.

McLeod stated Great Plains is an

Alberta company that wants to work

with Alberta producers.

“It’s critically important that we

have farmers willing to sell us the

wheat straw we need,” he said.

Although this region is known for

wheat straw, McLeod said the company

wanted to get something more concrete

in place before construction of the mill

started, and was planning plenty of

open house meetings to get to know

producers through the face-to-face way

Alberta farmers are known for.

COVID-19 threw a monkey wrench

in those plans.

The president stated Great Plains

has instead placed a survey on its website

to gather input from wheat straw

producers who are interested in

working with Great Plains MDF.

The survey isn’t a commitment but

Alix village council tells FCSS

to move into new office soon

Stu Salkeld

Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ECA Review

Alix village council told their

Family and Community Support

Services (FCSS) group to move into its

new multi-use office soon, after the

FCSS board requested a chance to stay

in their old office.

The decision was made at the Jan. 6

regular council meeting, held via

Zoom to meet pandemic rules.

Village Chief Administrative Officer

(CAO) Michelle White gave councillors

a report on the Alix FCSS board’s

request to stay in the Railway House

free of charge, rather than move into

new offices at the community wellness

centre.

“FCSS currently has office space on

the ground floor of Railway House in

the same bay as the youth centre,”

stated White’s report to council.

“Council made a resolution to

change the FCSS funding method to an

application-based process on a perproject

or per-program basis in 2021.

The agreement with the Alix FCSS

ended as of Dec. 31, 2020.”

White noted the village received a

letter of request from the Alix FCSS

board chair asking permission to stay

put.

“This past year has been a year of

changes,” stated the undated letter

simply signed “FCSS Chairman.”

“Some were good and some were

bad. The food bank will be moving to

the wellness area in the New Year.

“The board is hoping that you will

allow us to stay in the FCSS office until

we feel comfortable that all matters

are taken care of.

“This is not an easy transition for

our coordinator and we hope that you

ALIX COUNCIL

understand closing up an office that

has been her life for 20-some years has

taken a toll on her mental well-being.

“If this is feasible, let us know

ASAP.”

White stated the village grants about

$4,000 per year in building expenses to

Alix FCSS and those expenses would

continue regardless of where FCSS is

housed.

She noted the village pays about

$2,000 per year in phone expenses for

FCSS, and if they moved into the wellness

centre, that money would be

saved.

However, she stated letting FCSS

stay put had benefits too.

“Allowing the continued use of the

office space would help with making

this transition easier for the public,”

stated White’s report. “Though a long

period of notice was given to the

society regarding the changes, many

FCSS activities happen only at certain

times of year.

“This means some clients may not

yet be aware of the changes.

Authorizing extra time may allow the

society to connect with more users

before closing.”

Mayor Rob Fehr stated that upon

doing his own research, he got conflicting

stories about this request.

The mayor stated there was confusion

about who wrote the letter from

Alix FCSS, as it was not signed and

some FCSS board members told him

they were unaware of any such letter.

Fehr stated he felt FCSS should

move into the wellness centre as

planned to reduce confusion in the

community.

“They knew this move was coming,”

said the mayor.

Councillors Vicki Soltermann and

Barb Gilliat agreed with Fehr, with

Coun. Ed Cole noting if FCSS stayed in

their current office, they should pay

their own expenses.

Coun. Tim Besuijen stated no

reason was given to stay in the old

office.

“A move into the wellness centre

would be a step in the right direction,”

said Besuijen.

During discussion, a timeframe for

Alix FCSS moving into the wellness

centre was discussed, and Fehr noted

some board members told him the end

of January was fine.

Soltermann agreed, saying this has

been talked about since September.

Councillors eventually passed a

motion that Alix FCSS could stay in

their current office until Feb. 15, 2021,

but then must begin the move into the

community wellness centre.

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McLeod stated Great Plains has

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He stated due diligence with the

lenders should be done by the end of

January followed by the documenting

of agreements which could take a

month followed by the first draw of

funding, meaning by March Great

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The president said once a site is

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He said Great Plains is very interested

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Delia council agreed to allow local

internet provider NETAGO the opportunity

to place a tower within the

village to strengthen a link at their

Jan. 12 regular council meeting.

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Tracy Breese assured council the

tower will be more of a power pole in

terms of height and structure at 30 foot

wooden power pole versus a large scale

tower for signal.

With approval the company will now

put this pole behind the village office.

The company is also building a new

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DELIA COUNCIL

NETAGO strengthening connection for Starland, Delia

Terri Huxley

ECA Review

tower in the Hand Hills to upgrade

their internet services to residents in

Starland County.

“Our current tower has a backhaul

link into Hanna, however we would

like to change this backhaul to connect

to our fibre head end in Delia,” said

Terry Ducherer, President of Netago.

Reports not up to snuff

Mayor David Sisley

was not impressed

with the amount of

information given

for

reports

from

both Public Works Foreman Ed

Pedersen as well as Delia Fire Chief

Dallas Stevens.

“I don’t think this is good enough as

a report,” said Sisley referring to the

public works report at a paragraph in

length.

“Obviously he has done other things

he does on a week-to-week basis. This

is not cutting it.”

Council did commend him on snow

removal, saying it has been some of the

best work he has done in some areas.

As for the fire department, council

asked to have Stevens in for a

face-to-face meeting to discuss what is

happening.

CAO agreed to call him to see about

attending the next meeting in

February.

“I would still like to see what is going

on – even if it was just grinch related,”

said Dep. Mayor Jordan Elliott.

During the holiday season, two firefighters

drove ‘the grinch’ around the

village to lift spirits one afternoon.

They also hoped to glean some information

on equipment if it was up to

date as well as any calls that have

taken place.

Sidewalk drainage letter

Heide Peterson sent in a letter of concern

regarding a sidewalk drainage

between 201 and 230 Main Street in

front of commercial properties.

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BIG VALLEY COUNCIL

Village looks

into sea cans

for residential

storage

Stu Salkeld

Local Journalism Initiative

reporter

ECA Review

The Village of Big Valley

will look into allowing residents

to use sea cans as

storage facilities. The discussion

was held at the Dec.

30 regular meeting of

council.

Mayor Clark German

opened the discussion on the

use of “sea cans,” which are

known by a plethora of

names, including “c cans,”

as storage facilities. in residential

neighbourhoods.

For readers who may not

be familiar with sea cans,

they are large metal shipping

containers principally

used in overseas cargo

transport, which can be

easily stacked at ports and

loaded or unloaded from

trains.

After being decommissioned

for reasons including

age or rusting, they are

sometimes sold as storage

containers in residential,

commercial or industrial

settings.

German stated he’s heard

questions in the community

about the use of sea cans for

residential storage.

The mayor noted Big

Valley council, about 14

years ago, decided to prohibit

sea cans in residential

neighbourhoods because

they don’t add to the aesthetics

of the community.

German stated he felt that

if sea cans were presented

properly, they could be a

viable option for residential

storage.

Coun. Harry Nibourg

agreed that the idea has

merit, and noted that sea

cans are being used widely

and can be customized with

roofs, trusses, windows and

many other options.

Nibourg stated the metal

structure of the sea can also

makes it a very secure

storage option, if available.

Mayor German added that

sea cans are also very

durable.

Coun. Art Tizzard stated

he felt sea cans had the

potential to be made much

more attractive looking

than than so-called “soft

shell garages,” which are

already permitted in Big

Valley.

Soft-shell garages are tentlike

structures marketed

and sold as portable garages

for light vehicles. Some communities

don’t permit them

usually because some critics

feel the garage’s appearance

harms the aesthetics of the

community.

ECA Review readers may

recall the Town of Castor

looked into sea cans as a residential

storage option in

2020. After town staff

researched the issue, Castor

council decided against it

based on aesthetics and to a

lesser extent safety.

Some fire departments

have pointed out the steel

structures could pose a

serious obstacle in certain

emergencies.

Village Chief

Administrative Officer

(CAO) Sandra Schell, stated

if councillors approved sea

cans as residential storage

options the village should

have some rules in place

because she felt there would

likely be complaints about

the sea-cans from other

community members.

Mayor German agreed,

and stated village staff could

examine how other communities

have handled sea cans

as storage containers in residential

areas.

Coun. Nibourg stated that

some counties allow residents

to bury sea cans.

Schell pointed out that

county rules are often different

from urban rules.

It was decided that village

staff would look into how

other communities handle

sea cans as storage in residential

areas and report

back at a future meeting.

Coun. Nibourg added that

sea cans could turn out to be

a good option for residents.

“You can make some of

those sea cans pretty neat,”

he added.

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OPINION

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He keeps doing it over and over

again and he’s unapologetic. Jason

Kenney, billed as the man of the

people, is either afraid to consult with

stakeholders and regular Albertans or

he is so arrogant that he believes only

he knows what’s best for Alberta.

Rumours have been coming out of

the Legislative Assembly since his

election suggesting a micro-manager

who controls everything, leaves little

room for his cabinet ministers to think

for themselves and hides behind

tweets,

Facebook

Q&As and conference

calls

where media

aren’t allowed

follow-up

questions.

His departmental

leaders

said public consultation

is

imperative

before

removing or

closing 175 provincial parks from the

park system. He did it anyway.

Kenney is now holding an auction to

sell oil and gas natural rights in the

Milk River Natural Area, a protected

zone where the majority of Alberta’s

native grasslands (prairie wool) grows.

Energy department officials implored

Kenney to seek public consultation

before opening the Rockies to coal

mining, yet he didn’t.

It’s hard to fathom that in 2021, we

have a government who thinks open

pit coal mines on the eastern slopes of

the Rocky Mountains is a good idea.

Not just because it threatens

Alberta’s iconic gem, the Rocky

Mountains, but if Kenney is so bent on

selling coal, there are shuttered coal

mines throughout the province that

could be mined instead.

The big advantage of coal mines on

the prairies is that they are easily and

successfully reclaimed back into productive

lands.

In 2016, Kenney’s Facebook page

proudly proclaimed “Jason Digs Coal”

and cursed environmental professional

activists as the enemy. I’d

suggest it wasn’t only activists, many

regular Albertans believe in climate

warming and saw the elimination of

Subscriptions:

$50.00 in Canada; $94.00 in US;

$175.00 Overseas. (All prices plus GST)

While we were fighting

COVID-19 and financial

survival, Kenney was busy

passing 50 pieces of

legislation and quietly

changing multiple policies

and regulations.

MAIL BAG

coal-burning power plants as a good

thing. But that is a topic for another

day.

While we were fighting COVID-19

and financial survival, Kenney was

busy passing 50 pieces of legislation

and quietly changing multiple policies

and regulations. His decision to

rescind the coal policy on the eastern

slopes, in place since 1976, and re-open

water allocation agreements in the

area was done in May.

Previously there were two provisions.

No development could take place

on the most sensitive land of the

eastern slopes, and a formula put

restrictions

around the

amount of industrial

activity

versus the environmental

value

of the land.

Kenney unilaterally

wiped out

the second provision

and in early

November sold

coal leases for

2,000 hectares on

the eastern slopes.

First Nations, ranchers, hunters,

anglers, tourist operators, environmentalists

and the majority of

Albertans are furious, and lawsuits

are starting to pile up. All because ‘it’s

Kenney’s way or the highway’.

His minions are racing to defend the

indefensible. An Alberta Environment

spokesperson declared no development

will occur in the parks—spouting provision

number one and ignoring the

significance of the recently discontinued

provision number two.

If Kenney’s coal plans for the eastern

slopes are allowed to proceed, favourite

spots such as Oldman North

provincial recreation area,

Livingstone Falls, Honeymoon Creek,

Dutch Creek and Racehorse will be

encircled by a series of open pit coal

mines and industrial infrastructure.

Then there’s the real danger of toxic

chemicals eventually seeping into the

Oldman watershed which provides

water to millions of people

downstream.

The moral of the story—political

leaders who make substantive policy

changes in secret, silence their caucus,

deny public consultation and hide from

the press are not serving their

constituents.

Alberta in crisis

Dear Editor,

Dr. Hinshaw continues to busily

Our out of touch representatives no count deaths and cases - but let’s take a

longer respond to e-mails or phone second look at those numbers.

calls.

The number of cases is NOT the

Thinking we have forgotten “Travelgate”,

the Premier is using the federal number who had a positive test – the

number who are actually sick, but the

government’s slow delivery of vaccines infamous test with many false

as his scapegoat.

positives.

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Does independence

mean sovereignty?

by Herman Schwenk

Again, we seem to have a big political

problem in Alberta.

A new poll out last week showed the

UCP under the leadership of Jason

Kenney to be close to 20 points behind

Rachel Notley and her NDP.

God help Alberta if they get in for

another term. We have an almost

insurmountable debt to overcome from

the last time that they governed.

Their idea of job creation was to

increase public sector jobs by the tens

of thousands while leaving private

sector jobs flat.

Socialists have

absolutely no idea

how new wealth

is created

through private

sector entrepreneurship.

Public

sector jobs consume

wealth,

they do not create

it.

What I am getting

too is that

the UCP lost its

way at the

founding convention

when the old

PC operatives took control of what was

supposed to be a united party.

Kenney allowed the party to continue

its progressive policies that are

simply adding to the accumulated debt

instead of charting a new direction for

Alberta.

If we continue with the UCP or the

NDP, Alberta will become irrelevant

in no time.

Alberta has been exploited by various

Federal Governments ever since it

was founded in 1905.

The closest Alberta came to be being

in control of its own destiny was when

the Social Credit government was

elected in 1935.

JOYCE WEBSTER

Publisher/Editor

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That was a grassroots movement.

We came close again in 2012 when the

Wildrose Party lost the election in the

last week of the campaign due to

sloppy campaign management.

So, we are back to square one. The

only way we will get out of this mess is

for another grassroots movement to

garner enough support to form government

and make real fundamental

changes with the Canadian

Government.

Maybe we have made a start.

On June 29, 2020 at a founding convention

the

Wildrose

Independence

Party of Alberta

was founded.

Last week I had

a conversation

with its interim

leader Paul

Hinman.

He sent me a

link to the party’s

web site, and

I printed 16

pages off it to

study.

For the most

part, I would say

it is on the right track that if its beliefs

and principles were achieved it would

put Alberta in charge of its own

destiny.

However, I do have a concern with

one issue in the document.

The document has a strong

emphasis on sovereignty which means

becoming a separate country. Part of

the title has the word independence in

its name. To me independence does not

necessarily mean separation.

Included in its mission statement are

the principles that were listed in the

old firewall document that was circulated

when Stephen Harper was at the

head of the National Citizens Coalition.

Turn to Alberta, Pg 18

My concern is that

the new party when

campaigning must

emphasize independence

and not separation or it

will not get the support to

form government.

BRENDA SCHIMKE

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Banning Trump: Social Media’s

self-censorship is business related

Dear Editor,

A few years back, at a company function,

I got to talking with the head of

the social media team about digital

engagement with our customers.

During our tête-à-tête, he said, “If

you want to start an argument on

social media, simply post an opinion.”

Last month, while seated comfortably

in our digital front row seats, we

watched the various social media platforms

Donald Trump uses (Facebook,

Snapchat, Shopify, etc.) literally

snatched away from him.

Trump inciting the storming of and

ensuing violence against the US

Congress on Jan. 6, was the last straw.

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One ban surpasses all others in its

symbolism: @realDonaldTrump no

longer being welcomed on Twitter, the

platform that defined Trump’s

presidency.

Fun fact: Since 2009, Trump tweeted

more than 47,000 original tweets from

@realdonaldtrump.

Twitter stated, “After a close review

of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump

account and the context

around them, we have permanently

suspended the account due to the risk

of further incitement of violence.”

After years of sparring, Twitter

finally de-platformed the Internet’s

most famous troll.

Albertans should be able

to recall MLA Pat Rehn

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation

(CTF) is calling on Premier Jason

Kenney to immediately bring forward

recall legislation so voters have the

ability to recall MLA Pat Rehn.

“Kenney kicked Rehn out of caucus,

but it should be up to his constituents

whether he stays in the legislature or

gets sent packing,” said Franco

Terrazzano, the CTF’s Alberta

Director.

“The premier has done all he can

and now it should be up to the people to

decide whether Rehn should continue

to collect his six-figure MLA

paycheque.”

Kenney announced that he has

removed Rehn from the United

Conservative Party caucus. Rehn will

now sit in the legislature as an independent

MLA.

The annual MLA salary is $120,936.

MLAs also receive $16,548 through a

Thousands of provincial

bureaucrats received a

pay raise during lockdown

More than 7,300 Alberta government

bureaucrats received pay raises in

2020, according to exclusive documents

obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers

Federation (CTF).

“So far it’s clear that we’re not all in

this together,” said Franco Terrazzano,

the CTF’s Alberta Director.

“It’s unacceptable that thousands of

bureaucrats received pay hikes while

families and businesses were locked

down and Premier Jason Kenney

needs to reduce these costs on struggling

taxpayers.”

The Alberta government gave

7,384 bureaucrats pay increases in

2020, costing taxpayers $18.7 million,

according to records the CTF

obtained through a freedom of

retirement investment payment along

with other expenses and benefits.

Slave Lake town council previously

published an open letter calling for

Rehn to resign as the region’s MLA.

Kenney promised recall legislation

when he was campaigning in 2019.

The province’s Democratic

Accountability Committee recommended

a 40 per cent signature

threshold to trigger a recall

by-election.

The CTF has recommended the

province set the threshold at 25 per

cent of votes cast in the last election.

“Local politicians and constituents

shouldn’t have to resort to backroom

political brokering or rely on media

coverage to hold their MLA accountable,”

said Terrazzano.

“That’s why we need recall legislation

that works for Albertans and let’s

us hold politicians accountable.”

information request.

Pay raises for provincial bureaucrats

have cost taxpayers more than

$245 million since 2015, when the economic

downturn in Alberta began.

The last broad Alberta government

pay cut was a five per cent cut in 1994,

according to a report by Secondstreet.

org.

“We can’t keep asking workers who

lost their jobs or businesses to pay

higher taxes so thousands of bureaucrats

can collect bigger pay cheques,”

said Terrazzano. “It’s time for government

bureaucrats to share in the

burden and take a cut.”

You can find a link to the exclusive

documents at taxpayer.com/

newsroom.

Year Employees receiving raise Cost

2020 7,384 $18,682,519

2019 22,022 $47,108,947

2018 7,723 $21,876,006

2017 7,591 $20,989,631

2016 21,327 $55,100,099

2015 27,419 $81,696,340

Twitter having put up with Trump

for all his presidency is a nod that discourse,

anger, bullying and

misinformation has monetary cache—

it creates engagement, which creates

viewers (eyeballs).

The number of viewers has a direct

correlation to a social media’s company

advertising revenue stream.

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OBITUARIES

Loved a challenge, had quick humour and winning smile

Elmer Esau

1942 – 2020

Elmer Esau, our husband, father,

grandfather, and great-grandfather

took his final breath in the early

morning hours of December 30, 2020 at

the age of 78. God granted him his

desire to go Home.

Elmer was born on May 14,1942 to

Jacob and Mary (Penner) Esau at

Swalwell, Alberta. He had 12 siblings.

He attended the Antler and Linden

schools.

Dad accepted Christ as his personal

Saviour and was baptized into the

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite,

in 1958. Dad had his share of struggles,

but he wasn’t ashamed to give credit to

his Saviour and to the intercessory

prayers of his mother for the peace and

victory he experienced. His gratitude

often spilled over to others. He had a

heart for struggling souls.

On March 20, 1965, Dad married

Joann Unruh, the love of his life. They

were blessed with six children.

As a young couple Dad and Mom

lived in Abbotsford, B.C. In 1970 they

moved to a farm near Stettler, Alta.

Dad was a good provider. He especially

enjoyed truck driving, did custom

baling, raised hogs and chickens,

drove school bus, did carpentry and

bale hauling. His bale hauling ended

when he had a serious accident in 2009.

Dad enjoyed road trips, camping,

fishing, and visiting friends and relatives.

Spending time in Ann Arbor,

Michigan, and Edmonton, Alberta, in

voluntary service were highlights for

Dad and Mom.

Dad loved people and interacted

easily with them. He was known for

his love of a challenge, his quick

humor, spontaneous remarks and his

winning smile. He stood strong as a

positive role model.

Dad and Mom moved to the town of

Stettler in September of 2014. Two

weeks later Dad suffered a massive

stroke, causing him many limitations

which it seemed he accepted graciously.

Dad relied heavily on Mom’s

dedicated care. He spent his last couple

years in Points West Living and

Heritage House Long Term Care

Facility. A special thanks to Dads

devoted caregivers.

Those left to cherish fond memories

are: his loving wife, Joann; his children

and grandchildren: Wanda

(Merv) Toews, Stettler. Kayla (Jordan

Dyck), Ladean (Brandt Wiebe), Scott,

Ryan; Gayle (Bruce) Klassen,

Kamloops, B.C. Jalisa, Kyle; Sheryl

(Merle) Penner, Grandview, MB.

Kacey; Barry (Nancy) Westlock, Alta.

Brendan, TJ, Jesse, Jamin; Shandele

(Steve) Penner, Shefford QC. Shanay,

Jackson, Tara, Thomas, Carson; Kelley

Love of family, her legacy

Vivian Irene Anderson (Jones)

May 20, 1937 - Jan. 10, 2021

Surrounded by the love and comfort

of many family and friends in her last

days, our dear mom,

grandma, great-grandma,

sister, auntie and friend went

to Heaven to be reunited with

Dave, her love of 58 years.

Her most cherished times

in life were the many visits

she shared with family and

friends. Whether it be a

neighbour or friend popping

over for coffee, playing cards,

floor curling at the drop-in,

or having her kids, grandkids

and her ‘greats’ come home to

visit.

That’s how she always referred to

her great-grandkids and they certainly

were her greatest pride and joy.

Her love of family is a legacy we will

carry on.

All the visits and card games will be

missed beyond words by sons

Darcy (Judy) and Gilbert;

grandkids Michael (Crystal),

Andrea (Brad), Calvin

(Chelsea), Kayla, Adam, and

Amy; her ‘greats’ Alana,

Maddyn, Evan, Brendan, and

Brody.

Also sister Delores (Roy);

sisters-in-law Joan (Harley)

and Delores; many nieces and

Anderson

nephews, cousins and countless

friends.

~Your life was a blessing, your

memory a treasure, you are loved

beyond words and missed beyond

measure~

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(Darcy) Klassen, Stettler. Jared,

Branson, Dallas, Kaylen; four greatgrandchildren;

three brothers: Harold,

Allan (Marlyne), Fred (Bernice); three

sisters: Edna Loewen, Norma (Ron)

Loewen, Deanna (Vern) Loewen. And

many nieces, nephews, relatives and

friends.

Loved ones gone before: his parents,

his parents-in-law, stillborn grandson

Riley Klassen, three brothers and two

sisters.

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A Memorial Service was held on Sat.

Jan. 2, 2021 at 1:30 P.M. at the Church

of God in Christ, Mennonite, Stettler,

with Pastor Keith Klassen officiating.

Interment took place at the Lakeview

Cemetery, Fenn, Alberta. Memorial

Contributions may be made to the

Stettler Health Services Foundation.

Condolences may be sent to the family

at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com who

are entrusted with the care and

funeral arrangements. 403-742-3422.

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1. Section 34-30-29-W3 2. W ½ 27-30-29-W3

3. W ½ 26-30-29-W3 4. S ½ 22-30-29-W3

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• 180 acres of pasture with very good water

• Yard site contains: 2 homes (1,200 and 800 sq ft); heated barn (30 x 50);

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Land is located 4 miles south of Loverna, SK directly on the AB/SK border.

Tenders on the Land must be accompanied by a certified cheque, bank

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accepted. If a tender is accepted and the tenderer does not proceed with the

sale, the deposit of the tenderer will be forfeited to the owner. The balance

of the tender price shall be paid and the sale will close no later than March

19th, 2021. The owner and the successful tenderer will each be responsible

for their own legal fees. Each tenderer must understand that a tender is

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Tenderers must rely on their own research of the Lands, and Smith & Hersey

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The owner has complete discretion whether to accept the highest or any

tender. Further inquiries, or to arrange viewing the lands, can be made by

contacting Reid Wilkie at (403) 577-2539 or reid@smithhersey.com. Tenders

may be emailed or sealed in an envelope marked “LAND TENDER” and

delivered to:

Smith & Hersey Agribusiness Law

Attention: Reid A. Wilkie

Box 95 Consort, AB, T0C 1B0

Phone: 403.527.5506 or 403.664.2812

Email: reid@smithhersey.com

In person to Reid Wilkie in Consort every Wednesday

In person to Reid Wilkie in Oyen every Thursday


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Real Estate / HomesTo advertise your Real Estate or Home related

products and services, Contact us at

403-578-4111 or office@ECAreview.com

What if...?

Cont’d from Pg 6

Also one must compare the intensive

care numbers to the over 1,000 HUEY’S PLUMBING & HEATING

ICU beds available in Alberta.

SERVING EAST CENTRAL ALBERTA

Dark Knight Electric

While expressing sadness at the

death of the elderly, no mention is ever

made of lock-down related suicides

Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Sheet Metal and

and drug overdose deaths.

Plumbing Services

Less than one per cent have died

HOUSTAN MARSHALL

Box 996

DANE JACKSON

from the COVID virus alone. The

numbers are manipulated to maintain

JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER & GAS FITTER

Castor, AB

Owner/Operator

the lock-down.

T0C 0X0

Master Electrician

(403) 741-8694 PO Box 501, Castor AB T0C 0X0

While bureaucrats get a pay raise,

403-882-3388

these decisions are devastating lives

Hueysplumbing@gmail.com

www.darkknightelectric.com

and livelihoods of

Albertans who

don’t have those

regular

paycheques.

We are left to

live in fear – fear

of job loss, fear of

snitches, fear of

fines, fear of

death.

What if I get

COVID and die or

pass it on to

someone who

dies? What if my

surgery or cancer

treatment is

delayed and I die?

What if...what if...?

Rather than

living in fear, we

need to be

informed, and

stand up, even in a

small way for

freedom and

common sense.

By all means

take sensible

safety precautions,

but also take

note that even the

World Health

Organization is

now saying that

lock-downs are

harmful.

Vaccines, if or

when they arrive,

may be helpful,

but delaying herd

immunity while

mental health and

the economy

suffer is not the

answer.

Only a few are

standing up for

our Charter

Rights and

Freedoms.

For more information

check out

the Justice Centre

for Constitutional

Freedoms (jccf.

ca).

They have the

lawyers and staff

to locate solid

information. They

firmly believe that

the Charter was

not meant to be a

list of suggestions,

but actual law to

be followed by our

governments.

Stay home if

you’re sick. Keep

in touch with

family and the

elderly as much as

is permitted, but

also keep up the

pressure to make

at least rural

Alberta “strong

and free” once

again.

Pat Holloway

Castor, Alta.

North of Coronation

SW 10 38 11 W4

NW 3 38 11 W4

E 1/2 3 38 11 W4

North of Veteran

Section 6 36 08 W4

SW 28 36 09 W4

NE 20 36 9 W4

Call Dallas Ellerby

Your Farm & Ranch Specialist

403.578.8105

cancow@xplornet.com

LAND FOR SALE

117 quarters in grass

south of Youngstown

16 quarters in grass

south of Hemaruka

24 quarters in grass

south of Hemaruka

12 quarters of farm land

south of Hemaruka

I have more Farm and Ranch

packages to choose from as well.

www.greaterpropertygroup.com

GREATER PROPERTY GROUP

County of Paintearth No. 18

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC SALE OF LAND

Notice is hereby given that, under the provisions of

the Municipal Government Act, County of Paintearth

No. 18 will offer for sale, by public auction, at the

County Administration Building, #1 Crowfoot Drive,

Twp. Road 374 and Hwy 12, Castor, Alberta, on

Tuesday February 2, 2021, at 9am, the following

lands:

Lot Blk Plan LINC

5&6 3 586AJ 0019896703

Each parcel will be offered for sale, subject to a

reserve bid and to the reservations and conditions

contained in the existing certificate of title.

The land is being offered for sale on an “as is, where

is” basis, and County of Paintearth No. 18 makes no

representation and gives no warranty whatsoever as

to the adequacy of service, soil conditions, zoning,

building and development conditions, absence or

presence of environmental contamination, vacant

possession, or the developability of the subject land

for any intended use by the purchaser.

No bid will be accepted where the bidder attempts

to attach conditions precedent to the sale of any

parcel. No terms and conditions of sale will be

considered, other than those specified by the

County of Paintearth No. 18. No further information

is available at the public auction regarding the land

to be sold.

County of Paintearth No. 18 may, after the public

auction, become the owner of any parcel of land not

sold at the public auction.

Terms: cash, certified cheque, or bank draft. G.S.T.

will apply to all lands sold at the public auction.

Redemption may be effected by payment of all

arrears of taxes and costs at any time prior to the sale.

Dated at Castor, Alberta, November 12, 2020

Michael Simpson, Chief Administrative Officer

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FOR SALE

LANDS FOR SALE BY TENDER

1,200 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath

bungalow situated on corner

lot. Newly renovated kitchen

with granite countertops, open

concept great room. Finished

basement. Call 403-555-5555

The registered owner hereby offers for sale by tender the following briefly described

property subject to the reservations, exceptions and encumbrances contained in

the existing certificates of title, but free and clear of any financial liens:

NE 24-40-17 W4, containing 159 acres more or less

(hereinafter called the “Lands”).

FEATURES: Quarter section near Gadsby; all native pasture; two dugouts and

fenced. Fences are in good condition.

The sale of the Lands is subject to the following terms and conditions:

1. Seller makes no warranties or representations about the property’s size/

measurement, condition or environmental status.

2. Buyer to be responsible for all costs associated with registration. Tender price

shall be excluding G.S.T.

3. Tenders will be received by the lawyer noted below up to but not after

12:00 o’clock noon on Friday, February 5, 2021. Tenders should be forwarded to

Simonin Law in a sealed envelope marked “Boxma Tender”. A certified cheque

or draft equal to 10% of the purchase price payable to Simonin Law and must

be received by Simonin Law within 3 business days of the Buyer being notified

of acceptance of their tender bid. If the successful bidder does not complete the

purchase after acceptance of their bid, the deposit shall be forfeited to the Seller.

4. The balance of the purchase price to be paid by solicitor’s trust cheque or

certified funds on or before Friday, March 19, 2021 (“Possession Date”).

5. Property taxes to be adjusted as of Possession Date.

6. The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

Please provide contact information, including a phone number, with the tender.

SIMONIN LAW

Dora J. Simonin Barrister & Solicitor

Suite A, 4819 - 51 Street, Box 1630

Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0

403-742-3411


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VERY inexpensive 2

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DUCKS unlimited

Canada has for sale

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or

780 678-0150.

FOR RENT

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one bath, jetted

tub with separate

shower, located in

Coronation. $700/mo

plus utilities and

damage deposit. No

pets. Limited yard

work. Available Feb.

1, 2021. Ph. Ted

780-340-0250.

FEED AND SEED

HEATED Canola

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Heated or Spring

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Pickup” Westcan

Feed & Grain, 1-877-

250-5252.

HAY for Sale, round

bales, no rain. Phone

1-403-740-2802

LOOKING to buy

feed barley or feed

wheat. Call Gary at

780-674-0673 or

Schmidt Livestock at

780-674-2851.

HAY for Sale: Alfalfa

grass mixed, approx.

1400 lbs. Good

horse and cow feed.

Stettler area. $75/

bale. Phone Deral

Lang 403-883-2401.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

FEBRUARY 1 - PROPERTY TAX PENALTY

County of Stettler ratepayers are reminded that an 8 percent penalty will

be added to the total outstanding taxes on February 1, 2021.

Payments can be made by CASH, CHEQUE, TELEBANKING, INTERAC, at

most financial institutions and must be made no later than January 29,

2021 - the last working day in January. Mailed in cheques will also need

to be post-marked, by the post office, no later than January 29, 2021. For

more information please contact our office at 403-742-4441.

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implements, 2 visible

gas pumps and

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online @ schmalzauctions.com,

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Prince Albert, SK.

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Technician will work with our Site Supervisor

to ensure targets are achieved including

safety, environmental, production and

annual budget.

If you have experience working with high,

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energy, then please apply.

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SUMMER

RESEARCH

TECHNICIANS

The Chinook Applied Research Association is driven by farmers and ranchers in east

central Alberta to bring innovative and profitable practices to the local agricultural

industry. Based in Oyen Alberta, CARA’s program includes a wide range of applied

research, demonstration and extension projects.

The Summer Technicians will work closely with Agronomists and Field Technicians to

ensure trials are of outstanding quality.

Responsibilities will include:

• Assisting with the establishment, maintenance, harvest and data collection from

various applied research and demonstration projects

• Assisting with tours, field days and other extension events

Qualifications for the position include:

• Student of an agricultural, environmental or science program

• Valid driver’s license

• Good communication skills

• Self-motivated and organized

• Working knowledge of word and excel computer programs

• Ability to work both independently and in a team atmosphere

Why work for CARA?

• Learn skills in agricultural research and extension

• Opportunity to work in the great outdoors

• Opportunity for personal development

Please submit resumes to cara-dw@telus.net or

to Box 690, Oyen, Alberta T0J 2J0

by February 12, 2021

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CAMPGROUND

CARETAKING

OPPORTUNITY

The County of Paintearth is accepting

proposals for the caretaking position

and responsibilities of Huber Dam

Campground for the 2021 season.

The County is also interested in hearing

from any campers interested in being a

CAMPGROUND HOST AT HUBER DAM

during weekends in the 2021 season.

Contract and job description packages

will be available at the County office

and website as of January 21st or call

403-882-3211 for more information.

Applicant submissions will be accepted

at the County Office until Wednesday

February 17th at 12:00 pm noon.

Potential candidates may be contacted

for further interviews, the County also

reserves the right to reject any or all

submissions, and the lowest proposal

may not be necessarily accepted. Please

direct all enquiries to:

Todd Pawsey

Director of Community Services

County of Paintearth No. 18

Contact Dianne Westerlund for more information

(403-664-3777 or cara-dw@telus.net )


BREEDERS’ SECTION

12 J anuary 21'21 Hanna/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. ECA REVIEW

1 PM TUESDAY - at Royal Western Gelbvieh - RED DEER COUNTY, AB

2021

BULL SALE

selling

HOMOZYGOUS

POLLED PUREBREDS

FEB.

FEB. 16 th

Cody Congdon

& Melissa Pochapsky

BASHAW, ALBERTA

Cody: 403.350.5791

Melissa: 403.586.3144

rockytopgelbvieh@hotmail.com

Rodney & Tanya Hollman

RED DEER COUNTY, ALBERTA

Rodney: 403.588.8620

Tanya: 403.352.9283

rodscattle@platinum.ca

www.royalwesterngelbvieh.com

Devon Smithers

Three Hills, Alberta

403.412.4226

devon.smithers16@gmail.com

CONTACT TO REQUEST A CATALOGUE


Breeders’ Section

ECA Review, Page 13

Valleymere TTT Angus holding

consistency and reputation as key

for long-term ranching success

Valleymere TTT Angus is located

south of Alliance, Alta. in the hills

along the Battle River, owned by

Travis and Halley Spady along with

their sons Tanner and Ty.

Tanner is married to Amy

Nitschke and they ranch south of

Stettler.

Ty has started farming just south

of Travis and Halley’s and is taking

over the farming operation of the

ranch.

Both boys are former 4-H’ers, journeyman

welders and have herds of

registered Black Angus cattle.

As a family they are the third and

fourth generation of Spady’s to

proudly carry on the Valleymere

herd name that was started by

grandfather Jack Spady beginning in

1937.

In 2014, the Spady families were

honoured by the Canadian Angus

Association for raising registered

Black Angus cattle for over 75 years.

Two years later, the Alberta Angus

Association inducted Valleymere

Angus into the Hall of Fame as

Contemporary Breeders.

Turn to Allowed, Pg 15

17th AnnuAl

FRIDAY, FEbRUARY 26TH, 2021 • 1:00PM

Calnash ag EvEnts CEntrE, Ponoka, aB

Two-Year old, long-Yearling

& Yearling Bulls

56

• Full French & French influenced • Polled & Horned

Thick, smooth made

coming two-year old

MAPLE LEAF CHAROLAIS

Tom & Carey Stewart & Family

780.312.4245

mapleleaf61@icloud.com

ROSS LAKE CHAROLAIS

Byron & Linda Wilkie & Family

403.742.8993

C 403.740.5247

rosslakechar@xplornet.com

SALE MANAgER:

By LiveSToCK

Contact us for more information

Travis and Halley Spady of Valleymere TTT

Angus located between Alliance and Castor,

Alta.

ECA Review/T.Huxley

MAple leAf chArolAis With Guests

Southside Charolais,

Ross Lake Charolais and

Bull Sale Norway Valley Farm

Full French yearling with

meat, volume and hair

SOUTHSIDE CHAROLAIS

Ken Rose

250.694.3500

krose@lakescom.net

NORWAY VALLEY FARM

Arden & Tami Barstad

780.870.1654

norwayvalley412@gmail.com

Duane & Marie Barstad

780.808.0526

306-584-7937 • Helge By 306-536-4261

Jon Wright 306-807-8424 charolaisbanner@gmail.com

Catalogue available online at www.bylivestock.com

Sale broadcast live on DLMS

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the Water Box TM ’s innovative patent-pending design

uses geothermal

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water source itself

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with adequate training

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self-utilization

from livestock

The Water Box️ is inserted through the ice surface

of an available water source, froze in, then self

utilized by livestock for the duration of winter.

Advantages :

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transport and sustain • 24-hour accessible drinking water during

the winter months • Livestock are easily trained to self-utilize

The Water Box️ and will recognize it as their initial access to

drinking water for years to come • Boosts herd health and

promotes safety for both livestock and user • Promotes feed

efficiency and pasture/ field utilization during the winter

• 100% portable and allows ranchers to panel off or fence as

little or as much of the water source as they desire! • Prevents

livestock from traveling out on to ice – The Water Box️ can be

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The Water Box TM is undoubtedly the solution

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14 J anuary 21'21 Hanna/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. ECA REVIEW

AG COLUMN

Good year for agriculture,

well, we can hope

by Will Verboven

This time last year, COVID was just

a minor disease outbreak mostly confined

to China, but it was spreading.

Back then, Dr. Tam, the Canadian

Chief Public Health Officer, was pronouncing

that facemasks were not

necessary, travel from China was okay

and that we should stop stigmatizing

Chinese people.

What was she thinking, it now boggles

the mind.

Regardless, the COVID

pandemic has devastated

the general economy except

one industry, that being

agriculture and food.

Although, a couple of

agriculture sectors did get

sideswiped but not of their

own doing.

Beef processing and harvesting

of some field crops

received setbacks from Verboven

COVID caused by labour

problems.

From a consumer perspective, there

were never any real shortages of essential

foods, and the North American

food supply chain was resilient and

reliable.

Those involved in the industry

worked hard to make it so, for which,

in my opinion, they received little

public gratitude.

Not surprisingly, for overfed spoiled

consumers, their biggest fear was a

shortage of toilet paper.

For primary producers, COVID had

different marketing impacts.

The most obvious was at the cattle

feedlot and beef processing sector.

Temporary plant closures set their

finely tuned supply system back from

which that sector is still recovering.

The reduced flow of temporary foreign

workers did impact sectors like

horticulture.

One thing for sure, the entire agriculture

and food industry has learned

from the pandemic, which will make

recovery better and quicker.

I expect the food processing and distribution

sector has plans to

incrementally adjust to the

return of the restaurant and

hospitality.

The virtual overnight

demise of that business caused

havoc and considerable financial

losses.

That recovery may not start

for another six months into the

new year.

The pace of the 2021

recovery is entirely dependent

on the pace of COVID

vaccinations.

That will affect most food products’

marketing, tempered of course, by any

potential impacts of calamitous

weather or some other unexpected

disaster.

Alberta had an excellent cereals,

pulses, and oilseeds harvest, especially

compared to the previous year’s harvest

from hell.

Luckily for Canadian growers but

unlucky for growers in Russia and

Ukraine who faced harvest yield disasters

last year, grain prices are stable

and increasing.

Turn to Suspicious, Pg 16

BREEDERS’ SECTION

View the Bulls

any time at the farm!

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Allowed pick of father’s heifers, a Spady tradition

Cont’d from Pg 13

Valleymere TTT Angus is just one

of the Spady Angus herds registering

cattle under the Valleymere name.

Their uncle Roger runs a small herd

of straight Canadian genetics which

he now calls Old Valleymere Angus.

Brian and Tammy and their family

run Valleymere BPPS Angus along

with a large herd of commercial cows.

“We all owe our foundation to

Grandpa Jack who was the true pioneer

of Valleymere Angus,” said

Travis.

Jack Spady

In the beginning

Jack Spady started his Black Angus

herd of cattle in 1937 and in 1948 began

registering them under the

Valleymere herd name.

One of the most influential bulls in

the Angus breed, Blacklock McHenry

13Y, better known as Great Northern

was out of Pride Belle of Valleymere

18M.

In 1971, Georgina of Valleymere 44,

purchased by Sayre’s Farm of New

York State was named International

Grand Champion Female at the

Chicago International Exhibition.

Other notable achievements of the

Valleymere herd was raising both the

Grand Champion Bull, Fairlad of

Valleymere 12G and Grand Champion

Female, Favourite of Valleymere LDS

11G at the 1976 Canadian Western

Agribition.

Favourite of Valleymere LDS 11G

was also Grand Champion at the

Toronto Royal Winter Fair that same

year.

The Valleymere LDS herd was

owned by another uncle, Lorne Spady.

He passed away in 2019.

Harold continued with the

Valleymere HPS Black Angus herd.

Tradition over the years

In 1973, at 10 years of age Travis was

allowed the pick of his father’s heifers,

a Spady tradition that has gone on for

four generations.

“I chose Blackcap Valleymere HPS

8E, a daughter of the famed Q-Bar,

Camilla Eileenmere 17’64.

She would be my 4-H project and

was Reserve Champion Female of our

district in 1975 as a 2-year-old with a

calf at side.

She was also the dam of Valleymere

HPS Ben 31J who sold to Roger

Hillstead of Ebon Hill Angus at the

Cross Country Sale in Lacombe.

This bull later became known as

“Happy Harold” siring many high

sellers in the years to follow and eventually

being sold to Bon View Farms

in South Dakota.

“In a twist of fate I had actually

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traded 8E who was pregnant with 31J

to Dad for a Hereford heifer. Why

would I do that?

“Well, in the 70’s trying to sell

Angus bulls in our area was like

trying to sell the plague. On the other

hand any Hereford bull with nuts

would bring $4,000.

“Dad had started a Hereford herd

and thought one of his boys should

develop that side of the operation.

“This was the start of my greatest

education in the cattle industry. I

found out exactly how great an Angus

cow is by owning some

Herefords!” he said.

It was the 80’s and

Travis was still running

some purebred Angus

cows and registering

them under the herd

name TRAV.

Then in 1982 he

bought some land and

the entire Hereford herd

of about 30 cows from

his father.

“I still had my Angus

cows and a small commercial

herd but in 1986

the decision was made

to go “all in” on the

Herefords.

Travis ‘found the light

at the end of the long

dark tunnel though’ and

in 1996 married Halley

Strandquist.

Two years later in

1998, Travis bought 10

bred Angus heifers from

his father and another

10 from his uncle, Roger

Spady of Old Valleymere.

In 1999, the couple registered about

10 calves under the present

Valleymere TTT Angus herd name.

In 2021, they will calve around 200

head of purebred Black Angus cows.

The only cow line in their herd that

doesn’t originate from Valleymere

comes from a Sandy Bar Lady heifer

they purchased back in 2010.

“Growing up in a time when Black

Angus were less than popular taught

me only the top end calves made it to

the replacement pen.

The key has been purchasing herd

bulls from top dams. The Herefords

taught me that a cow must be efficient

and low maintenance.

“The three TTT’s of teats, toes and

temperament are far more important

than any EPD on paper. It’s been that

way here for generations,” explained

Travis.

“I remember as a boy being in the

bullpen with Grandpa Jack and a bull

customer who explained to Grandpa

that he was looking for “just a bull”.

Grandpa shook his head and told

him that he didn’t have any “just

bulls”, he only had good ones and the

bull buyer would have to pick from

them.

As I recall, the man left with a good

bull and that memory has never left

me.”

Long time contributor

Valleymere Angus was a long time

contributor to the Calgary Bull Sale.

Grandpa Jack first sold bulls there

in 1950 and Dad, Uncles Roger, Lorne

and Tom all took part in the annual

spring trip to downtown Calgary for

the sale.

Highlights include the 1971 Reserve

Grand Champion consigned by Harold

and the 1977 Grand Champion consigned

by Travis’ brother Jack.

Travis and Halley started taking the

sale string of two-year-old bulls to

Calgary in 2001.

Highlights for us included

receiving the Rancher’s Choice

Award as well as Senior Champion

Calgary Bull Sale 1977 Grand Champion Aberdeen Angus. From the left, John P. (Jack) Spady,

Harold Spady, unknown, Doug Henderson and Jack Spady. ECA Review/Submitted

Bull consigned by brother Brian.

An end of an era, in 2008 was the last

year Valleymere sold bulls in Calgary.

“There were many ribbons and banners

but the contacts and friendships

far outweigh the trinkets,” stated

Travis.

In 2007, they joined up with Brian

Spady of Valleymere BPPS and Uncle

Tom and Craig Spady of Rivercrest

and began selling their bulls at The

Spady Bull Sale.

Last year, they held the 17th Annual

Spady Bull Sale at Tom Spady’s sale

barn across the river from Grandpa

Jack’s original Valleymere Ranch.

“After 17 years of selling bulls jointly

we have made the decision to market

our bulls privately. Due to the growth

of both the Valleymere and Rivercrest

herds we felt it was a good time to

make this change.

All Valleymere bulls are for sale privately

at the various ranch locations,”

he said.

Work and play

Black Angus

cattle are the

main source of

income at

Valleymere TTT.

“We strive to

balance the work

and the play for a

healthy lifestyle.

We enjoy going to

rodeos, team

roping jackpots,

trail riding and

hunting.

Branding

season is a favourite

time of year

and we try to

attend as many as

possible.

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They want their cattle to work for

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“A lot of the brandings we go to are

our bull customers and it’s a good way

of seeing our product at work.

“It is pretty gratifying when you

realize that not only are we third and

fourth generation Black Angus

breeders, some of our customers have

been buying Valleymere bulls for four

different generations as well.”

“Purebred Black Angus and the

cattle industry have given us everything

we have today including the

wonderful lifestyle we enjoy.

“We are so thankful that Grandpa

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Suspicious new programs

Cont’d from Pg 14

Even canola, which faced the loss of

the massive Chinese market last

spring, has recovered. China has quietly

reinstated its canola imports to

traditional levels. Those imports could

still be impacted by Chinese government

hostage diplomacy and the

captive Chinese princess saga.

Mercifully and hopefully, that madness

will end in 2021.

The beef industry will recover, and it

may see significant price increases

thanks to the recovery.

Much will depend on how quickly

the restaurant and tourism industries

recover.

Finance sector observers have noted

that there are billions in pent up

spending intentions by consumers due

to COVID.

I expect once that is unleashed, the

restaurant demand will explode. Those

in the food industry that have been

stockpiling frozen high-end meat cuts

will probably do well in 2021.

Money has been made in the grain

and oilseed sector, which bodes well

for the crop input business, which will

see even better yields if the weather

cooperates.

Additionally, the massive increase in

rail movement to

west coast grain

terminals started

in 2020 could

make 2021

another stellar

year for that

sector.

Are there

clouds on the

horizon? Alas,

there always

seems to be,

thanks to an ideologically

driven

federal

government.

The feds are

determined to

increase the

carbon tax, which

will increase

costs to the

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chain.

Even that might be tolerable if the

new President Biden administration

would apply the same carbon tax to the

American economy.

To be fair, the latest Liberal Climate

Change policy update does contain

some interesting initiatives.

There is $631 million for carbon

sequestration projects; that may

involve paying landowners to watch

grass grow, but it’s a good step that recognizes

that agriculture can play a big

part in burying carbon.

However, there are suspicious new

programs have vague intentions.

There is $98 million for a program

called “Natural Climate Solutions for

Agriculture Fund.” God help us that

isn’t code for a slush fund for the usual

cabal of organic green eco-socialist

lobby groups.

Consultants must be drooling at the

prospect of more off the wall studies.

In the end, after enduring 2020 and

all its calamities, 2021 should be a lot

better, or so we can hope.

God bless us all in the new year.

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Ratepayer request shut down

Terri Huxley

ECA Review

The Paintearth county office

received an invoice from a ratepayer

asking the county to cover the costs of

mulching along the right of way of a

fence line.

The ratepayer is aware of the county’s

brushing program and has utilized

the county’s services before but felt

this time around there wouldn’t be

enough time to complete the brushing

to coincide with their schedule.

Administration noted that this

action didn’t follow their back-sloping

and brushing policies.

Council chose to not cover any of the

costs towards the invoice during their

regular meeting on Tues. Jan. 12,

choosing to educate the ratepayer for

future services.

Nomination deposit bylaw

The Nomination Deposit Bylaw is a

bylaw that governs the process of nominees,

submission of paperwork and

more for the

upcoming municipal

election.

BREEDERS’ SECTION

PAINTEARTH COUNCIL

The nomination

period began

on Jan. 1 as new

rules were

enacted by

Municipal

Affairs.

The bylaw was

given all three

readings after

administration

shared that a sentence

had been missed previously.

The addition of allowing debit and

credit card payments for the 2021 general

election year has now been

included.

Missed change

Council passed two motions.

The first was to correct a small error

in calculations for the Provincial

Education Requisition Credit (PERC)

application in the amount of $2.33 and

the other was to write off three tax roll

accounts in the amount of $57,109.46

and apply the PERC for $8,682.43.

Brownfield Recreation Centre

donation

Council was notified of a grant

cheque given to the Brownfield

Recreation Centre for $1,250 from the

Battle River Community Foundation.

It was awarded from the David

Creasy Memorial Fund and will be

used toward future recreational

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Cont’d from Pg 6

They are: establish an

accountable Alberta police

force; establish the Alberta revenue

agency to collect all taxes;

establish our own pension plan;

establish our own employment

insurance plan; and, establish

our own immigration policy.

These things have been discussed

several times in Alberta

and it immediately puts the

Federal Government on the

defensive.

The province of Quebec

administers all of these

Cont’d from Pg 7

Eyeballs are what keeps social

media free for you and me.

Having as many eyeballs as possible

is why social media service providers

allow toxicity, within their respective

‘user guidelines,’ to exist on their

platform.

Discourse, anger, bullying, controversial

opinions, and misinformation

has monetary cache—it creates

engagement, which in turn attracts

eyeballs. Who amongst us doesn’t like

aggressive theatrics?

What is never mentioned by those

who evangelize social media policies

should revolve around that all-American

of value “free speech” is social

media providers are private

businesses.

Those who claim Trump’s de-platforming

by Twitter, Facebook,

Snapchat, et al. was clear-cut censorship

should ask themselves, is making

decisions based on market viability

and values censorship?

In 2021, 23 years after the first recognizable

social media site, Six

Degrees, was created in 1997, platforms

are still policing themselves and

the Internet is still mostly lawless.

When it comes to censorship social

media providers can only be accused

of ‘self-censorship’.

DISCLOSURE: I celebrate free

speech, free market, and capitalism (I

know, take me out back and shoot me.)

Self-censorship (aka, Content

Moderation) can be narrated in two

ways. The first is the narrative platforms

want us to believe.

In this narration, platforms have

policies and principles (accessible for

public viewing), which they cling to.

Therefore, they argue their decisions

are neutral since they’re made

against whether the content breaks

their social media platform’s rules and

policies.

The second narrative is the real

world. This is where platform executives

are fig leaves, trying to cover

arbitrary and suddenly convenient

decisions to suit constantly shifting

political landscapes and changing

business priorities.

Raising your fist stating social

media companies should never vet

content posted on their respective platform,

or ban a user, is naïve.

On the other hand, Trump’s Tweets

should have been silenced long ago,

however, Trump was good for

Twitter’s business. Trump was good

for all social media companies, he created

eyeballs.

Two forces move this world: Love

and anger. Humans tend to be much

more passionate in expressing their

anger (rage in most instances) than

their love.

principles today and it does not

seem to bother the Federal

Government at all.

To me this makes Quebec

Independent without

separation.

Why can’t Alberta do the

same thing?

My concern is that the new

party when campaigning must

emphasize independence and

not separation or it will not get

the support to form

government.

I clearly understand that the

threat of separation has to be

Human mental DNA fuels

social media turbulence

Since it can be easily expressed

(even anonymously), anger has been

winning on social media—and here

lies the inherent problem with social

media, anger is good for business!

Among social media professionals,

there’s a saying which I’m sure was

lifted from some radio ad exec back in

the day, When the product is free,

you’re the product. You and I participating,

expressing either love or anger,

on social media platforms are the

product.

Media platforms are designed to be

a conduit to our individual inner

narcissism.

Great quantities of human psychology

principles, predominantly

around the human ego, have gone into

designing your favourite social media

platforms.

The side-effect, when your narcissism

is fed, it can create a pattern of

yielding to inner urges that often

become self-destructive. Trump is the

most recent example of such selfdestruction,

but no where near the

first (Remember ‘Chair girl’?).

Holistically social media comes

down to three words: LOOK AT ME! Is

there any other product more selfserving,

from both sides (provider,

end-user), than social media? It’s

because social media conveniently

serves our inner narcissism that we’re

on it as much as we are. (Yeah, I said

it.)

When “look at me” is done respectfully,

social media can be beautiful.

Yes, you’re seeking to draw attention,

to wanting to appear successful, an

opinion, to a group or a cause, to voice

your outrage, to being offended, or

wanting your pain to be acknowledged—

but all these, and so much

more, can show our beautiful side.

Posting on social media is the equivalent

of virtual hand raising.

Unfortunately, in the mix is this piece

of human mental DNA that fuels

social media turbulence creating

views; everyone believes they’re right.

There are many takeaways to be

had from Trump’s social media addiction

and de-platforming, such as why

social media companies allow toxicity

to exist on their platforms.

My biggest takeaway: Because we

hold a conduit to social media, a

smartphone, in our hand, we believe

we’re a filmmaker, a photographer, a

journalist, a commentator, a critic, we

have the right to police the behaviour

of others and being controversial and

pushing emotional buttons will make

us famous.

The ugly truth: Our smartphone

makes us dangerous and the product

social media companies need to exist.

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Toronto, Ont.

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Alberta can do the same?

there to get the attention of the

Feds, but they have to be

careful how that is

communicated.

Putting this to a referendum

is a good idea but you will not

get a majority of Albertans to

agree to separation any more

than Quebec did, and they spent

25 years trying to achieve it.

However, Alberta could

achieve independence if a government

had the courage to

implement the firewall.

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Coun. Murray Marshall shared

plans and a request from the Starland

seed cleaning plant committee at

Starland County’s regular meeting on

Jan. 13.

The Starland Seed Cleaning Plant is

a project the committee hopes to see

starting by the beginning of April.

“Hopefully, if we get the go-ahead,

we are thinking of the end of March/

April as soon as the ground is soft

enough to scrape the top off,” said

Marshall.

“I’m hoping we will have the plant

open by this time in January of next

year.”

Coun. Marshall asked council if the

county would like to give a letter on an

expression of interest but council

didn’t feel it was necessary.

He also requested the county help by

doing some dirt work including stripping,

hauling, packing, grading and

levelling the ground before anything is

built on top to give the space a sturdy

foundation as well as provide gravel.

An engineer would be onsite to

ensure this process is done properly.

Reeve Steve Wannstrom reminded

Marshall the country crew will be

working on other projects by that time

so it would be difficult to work into

their schedule.

Coun. Jackie Watts added, “I think

there is a way to help you, I just don’t

think with these timelines they are all

going to mesh and I don’t want to

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Starland Seed Cleaning Plant committee

hopes to begin construction in spring

cancel starting a project somewhere

and then we can’t move the crews

around.”

She felt securing funding was the

most important thing before going

ahead with construction.

“That will be the first to make sure

everybody is on-side and what kind of

dollar figures we are going to be able to

collect,” said Marshall.

He mentioned the banks have

offered a loan of four million dollars at

four per cent interest rate and hopes

having at least half covered by public

shares would be ideal.

Special Areas, the closest neighbour

to the east has also stated they will

provide 50 per cent in financial support

for the project like they have with

other projects so Chief Administrative

Officer (CAO) Shirley Bremer said they

should keep track of time and fuel if

they plan to help.

Fifteen acres is set aside near Delia

for the plant.

Marshall added they hope to utilize

the space and have at least nine of it

filled with trucks, bins and the plant

itself.

“As far as benefiting Starland in the

area, I think it’s going to be hopefully a

foot in the industrial part of making

things happen here in the county.

If there is something that can coincide

with the seed plant it’s going to be

beneficial for all of Starland versus

just the seed plant.”

Council asked for more information

such as soil test results before making

a commitment.

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Ice build up

Cont’d from Pg 4

Peterson does not own either of

these properties but asked the village

to address the ongoing problem of ice

build up and improper drainage

taking place.

Public Works Foreman Pedersen

investigated saying that this was the

only property that was having this

issue and the same replacement plates

are outside the village office, the

Community Centre and ATB.

“Prior to this change of drainage

platers there was a swell and large

steel cover on top which was removable

and therefore able to be cleaned

out,” said Peterson in her letter to

council.

“For reasons unknown, these have

been removed and changed. The

replacement plates do not work!

“The small half pipe attached to the

plate is totally plugged and the drain

at the curb is plugged with silt dirt and

weeds and now the curb drain and

gutter is blocked by a block of ice.”

Council voted to leave the drain for

now and to look into the situation further

once the spring comes to allow for

better access to the location.

Casual office hours

Dave Smyers was hired late last

year to help keep village operations

running while CAO Breese took some

time to learn a new financial program.

He has no official hours at this point

but rather comes in on an ‘as-needed’

basis.

The CAO pointed out that public

works has backup in case their main

foreman gets sick or goes on vacation

but there was no one for

administration.

She also noted that there have been

a few complaints about the office

building being closed more often but

shared that it was only closed ‘because

it was an absolute necessity.’

Council agreed they would keep this

in mind when budget conversations

begin but were unsure a long term

position was necessary at this time.

They requested the CAO advertise

ahead of time if she plans on closing

the office to join meetings virtually

and other business.

Leaving SAEWA

After some discussion, council has

chosen to leave the Southern Alberta

Energy from Waste Association

(SAEWA).

SAEWA is a non-profit collaborative

membership representing 60 southern

Alberta municipalities and stakeholders

with the goal to reduce

Alberta’s environmental footprint

through the offset of greenhouse gas

credits.

An email sent by Drumheller

Executive Director of Operations

Tammi Nygaard explained the recent

change in payment for a SAEWA membership,

saying that the Drumheller

and District Solid Waste Management

Association (DDSWMA) will no longer

be paying for their member’s membership

and that each community will

individually decide if they wish to stay

or not.

Membership cost 53 cents per capita.

Mayor Sisley shared that ‘it makes

no sense’ to send their garbage to a

newly proposed plant near Brooks for

renewable energy as their truck could

not handle that trip.

The plant would take garbage provided

by SAEWA members and then

convert that into energy with the rest

of the by product to be recycled.

He felt sticking with the existing

Drumheller landfill was more appropriate

for the village which council

members agreed.

“[The Drumheller Landfill] is large

enough to last 75 years,” said Sisley.

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