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Thursday,

February 25, 2021

Volume 110

No. 8

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MORRIN

Village

declines

senior’s

housing

CLIVE COUNCIL

Proposed Addressing Bylaw for Clive

Stu Salkeld

Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ECA Review

Clive council gave initial approval to

its proposed Addressing Bylaw, and

sent it out for public comments.

The decision was made at the Feb. 8

regular meeting held via Zoom to meet

pandemic rules.

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Carla Kenney presented to councillors

the proposed Addressing Bylaw

#546-21 after they directed her at a

Stu Salkeld

Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ECA Review

The Village of Morrin declined a

request to acquire a seniors housing

development located in the

municipality.

The decision was made at the Feb. 17

regular meeting of council, streamed

via Zoom to meet pandemic rules.

Village Official Administrator (OA)

Harold Johnsrude noted Chief

Administrative Officer (CAO) Annette

previous meeting to draft a bylaw that

would offer more consistent addressing

in the village.

Councillors previously heard some

emergency services personnel had

trouble finding an address.

Plachner had been instructed at a previous

meeting to investigate the

request from the Drumheller Seniors

Housing Foundation that Morrin take

over the Blooming Prairie Seniors

four-plex, located in the village.

Turn to Clive’s, Pg 20 Turn to Morrin, Pg 19

INDEX

Forestburg council .............. 2

RCMP ................................. 2

Delia council ...................... 2

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

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

Letters ............................ 4, 5

Classifieds/Careers ......... 6, 7

Obituaries ...................... 7, 8

Real Estate/Homes ............. 9

Paintearth council ............ 15

Stettler county council ...... 17

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FORESTBURG COUNCIL

Junior Firefighter Program a reality

Terri Huxley

ECA Review

It was confirmed Thurs. Feb. 18 that

Forestburg will be among several

other communities across the province

to introduce a junior firefighter

program for teens aged 14-18.

During the Feb. 4, 2021 Committee

of the Whole (COW) meeting, council

was presented with the Junior

Firefighter Program Draft Policy.

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

“While playing cribbage with my

husband Michael,” said Fern Decaire of

Mirror, Alta, “I found myself looking at

the rare and elusive 29 point hand. At

one point during play, Michael said, ‘If

you had the other five you’d have 29!’

His expression was priceless when I then

laid down the last five!”

RCMP

Dwight Dibben shared with council

that he and Fire Chief Lunte collaborated

on this effort and looked at

several local programs across the

province which they modelled this

after.

Council passed the policy as

presented.

“I think it’s a wonderful step in the

right direction,” said Mayor Blaise

Young.

A Junior Firefighter will be considered

a volunteer of the Village of

Forestburg Fire and Rescue

Department.

If interested, parental/guardian

consent and a signed waiver of claim

against the Village is required

acknowledging the limitations of the

Village’s insurance policy as insurance

and Worker’s Compensation

benefits will be extended to all Junior

Firefighters.

Junior Firefighters may respond to

emergency incidents in the Village of

Forestburg when they have reached

the age of 16 and have completed their

probationary period.

They, however, are not allowed to

enter a contaminated atmosphere situation

or enter the hot zone at an

emergency incident or site.

This includes interior structure fire

attacks and dangerous goods

incidents.

Public hearing

A public hearing commenced before

the regular council meeting.

A change to the local Land Use

Bylaw was given first reading on Feb.

4 which introduced the adjustment to

allow the height of accessory buildings

to be taller than main buildings on the

same property.

A mobile homeowner was concerned

Public warning issued

after three deaths from

suspected drug overdose

Submitted

Drumheller RCMP’s investigation

into the sudden deaths of three individuals

at a residence in Drumheller on

Feb. 20, 2021, continues, along with the

assistance of the Drumheller RCMP

General Investigation Section and

Crime Reduction Unit.

The autopsies for the 21-year-old

female, 27-year-old female, both from

Drumheller, and the 31-year-old male

from Rosedale, Alta., are scheduled for

later this week at the Calgary Office of

the Chief Medical Examiner.

Drumheller RCMP’s investigation

continues and will include laboratory

analysis of the substances suspected of

being contaminated with lethal quantities

of opioid-related substances such

as fentanyl, carfentanil or

methamphetamines.

If anyone has information about this

incident, please contact the

Drumheller RCMP at 403-823-2630 or

your local police.

Highway 21 tanker flip

Three Hills RCMP responded to a

single motor vehicle collision just

south of Three Hills, Alta. on Mon.

Feb. 22.

A semi-tractor with two tankers carrying

diesel was travelling

northbound on Highway 21, lost traction

and the second tanker slid off the

road into the ditch and flipped.

Traffic was diverted for the next several

hours while the scene is cleaned

up.

There are no injuries and no additional

risk to the public.

DELIA

Water rate

to increase

Terri Huxley

ECA Review

With Henry Kroeger Regional Water

Services increasing their prices two

per cent, the Village of Delia is looking

at increasing theirs as well by the

same percentage.

The water services line increased

their price from $2.83 to $2.89.

Delia has their charge set at $3.50

per cubic metre of water used.

To keep pace with this increase, the

water village rate will increase by 10

cents to $3.60 per cubic metre once the

motion is passed after three readings.

Council passed first reading at their

regular meeting on Thurs. Feb. 18.

Turn to Delia, Pg 24

that they could not make an additional

building on their building taller than

their house as mobile homes tend to be

shorter than other homes.

No submissions for disapproval or

acceptance were sent in to administration

prior to the meeting.

After the hearing closed, council

passed second and third readings to

allow heights for supplementary buildings

to be taller.

Conversations

As part of council, councillors have

the opportunity to share happenings

and topics about the community that

may be outside the scope of the

meeting itself in

the Committee of

the Whole (COW)

session.

Coun. Eliane

Fossen started off

by mentioning

the new grant

Flagstaff has and

that Forestburg

businesses and

public facilities

like the arena

and golf course

should apply.

Council agreed,

instructing

administration to

send out letters to

ensure each

group is aware of

this funding.

The mayor

mentioned the

Friends of the

Battle River

Railway were in

need of a letter of

support so it was

asked of Mayor

Buying

Coyotes

Blaise Young as a business owner and

as the high ranking municipal official

to send on for their application in pursuit

of grant funding.

He also posed a question to council

about the village’s mask bylaw they

implemented last year.

Mayor Young wished to find clarity

how the village will end this bylaw

whether that be on the province’s call

or by having the bylaw go dormant.

Coun. Fossen shared that she felt it

‘doesn’t hurt to be there’ in case of a

local outbreak. “We are here to protect

the citizens,” she said.

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ALIX COUNCIL

Election candidates to be posted at village office

Stu Salkeld

Local Journalism

Initiative reporter

ECA Review

With the next municipal elections

scheduled for October,

municipalities are adapting to

the long nomination period

brought in by the provincial

government this year.

At their regular meeting Feb.

17 the councillors decided it will

post at the village office the

names of those who are running

for council seats in 2021.

The meeting was conducted

through Zoom to meet pandemic

rules.

Councillors read a report

from village Chief

Administrative Officer (CAO)

Michelle White that one major

change to the Local Authorities

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Election Act, the large boost

to the nomination period,

means people can announce

their candidacy beginning

Jan. 1, rather than just one

month prior to the election.

White suggested posting

the nominations at the village

office as soon as

possible so citizens know

who put their name

forward.

Councillors approved

posting council nominations

publicly as soon as

they come in.

Arena boost

Mayor Rob Fehr reported

on a recent arena committee

meeting by noting

the Alix arena remains

open for use while many

others in the region have

already removed their

skating ice for the season

due to COVID-19

restrictions.

He stated, as far as he

knows, Alix arena is one of

the only ones still open for

ice rentals.

Face-to-face meetings

Councillors discussed the

possibility of holding inperson

council meetings

rather than Zoom ones.

White stated she got two

different stories when investigating

this.

The health inspector

stated it was okay to meet in

the community hall but

Medical Officer of Health

Dr. Deena Hinshaw told

municipalities in a conference

call that it’s not

allowed.

Turn to Online, Pg 21

The Stettler Recreation Centre has been closed for much

of the past year; this photo dates to March, 2020.

ECA Review/S.Salkeld

Businesses granted

pandemic relief funds

Stu Salkeld

Local Journalism

Initiative reporter

ECA Review

Stettler town council decided

at their Feb. 17 regular meeting

they will grant Municipal

Operating Support Transfer

(MOST) funds to local businesses

in an attempt to relieve

the effects of COVID-19.

In a recommendation from

their most recent Committee of

the Whole (COW) meeting,

councillors heard that, “...it be

recommended to town council

that the Town of Stettler offer a

$150 COVID-19 relief contribution

to local businesses in good

standing with a 2020 Local

Business License or Business

Tax, with funding to come from

the balance carry forward

amount from the Municipal

Operating Support Transfer

(MOST) Reserve from the 2021

Budget.”

During discussion, Assistant

Chief Administrative Officer

(CAO) Steven Gerlitz noted most

of the MOST funds received

would go to cover losses the

town suffered from the many

weeks the Stettler Recreation

Centre (SRC) has been closed.

However, about $78,000 of

funding remained, equalling a

$150 grant to each licensed business

in town.

Mayor Sean Nolls stated town

council wanted to do something

to directly help.

“It’s important for everyone

to understand why,” he said,

noting the money could go

towards covering personal

protective equipment costs, for

example.

Gerlitz noted council had previously

done several things to

help the community cope with

COVID, including deferring

utility bills and penalties,

keeping utility rates the same

as 2020 and looking at a zero per

cent tax increase in 2021.

Councillors unanimously

approved the MOST grants.

History book

Councillors also approved a

$10,000 matching grant to the

Stettler History Book committee.

It was noted the group

Innovation Strategy

We will be leaders and partners acting as catalysts for transformation

“It’s acting in good faith.”

in order to meet the needs of those we serve.

Catholic Leadership Strategy

has applied for a $10,000 provincial

matching grant.

We will leverage the legacy and strength of Catholic healthcare

The COW recommendation 2021 capital budget

nationally and internationally to be of greater service.

stated, “...that the Town of At the previous regular

Stettler make a financial contri-Strategic council Objectives meeting in February,

councillors unanimously

approved the 2021 capital budget

after a presentation by CAO

Greg Switenky MISSION and Gerlitz.

“The total amount of expenditures

the healing included ministry in of the Jesus 2021

We are called to continue

Capital by serving Budget with compassion, is $4,549,191.00,”

stated upholding a staff the sacredness report on of the capital

budget.

life in all stages, and caring

for the whole person –

The CAO noted a lot of the

bution of $10,000, which is

matching to the grant funds

applied for under the Provincial

Historical Grant, to the Stettler

History Book Committee, with

funding to come from the

Culture Reserve Account in the

2021 Budget.”

Mayor Nolls noted that if a

history book for the town isn’t

body, mind and soul.

considered culture, he didn’t capital budget is core work,

know what could be.

including things like sewer

When asked what happens if lines.

the group is turned down for the Switenky and Gerlitz noted

Strategic town staff Objectives worked very hard to

keep the budget at a zero net

provincial grant, Nolls

answered the town will cross

that bridge if it comes to it.

Support from the boards

Councillors also approved a

COW recommendation to credit

businesses who purchased rink

board advertising in the Stettler

Recreation Centre (SRC) last

year.

The COW memo noted, “...it

be recommended to town

council that the Stettler

Recreation Centre rink board

signage and Zamboni signage

sponsors that are in good

standing for the 2019/2020

season receive an additional

year of advertising for the

2020/2021 season free of

charge.”

The mayor noted something

had to be done for the groups

that purchased the advertising

that few people had a chance to

see.

“This is one of those common

sense things to do,” said Nolls.

Acute Care Optimization and Expansion Strategy

We will transform and expand care and service in acute care to

respond

increase

to growing populations

to taxpayers

and changing

in

demographics.

the

Community unusual Care Integration economic and Expansion climate Strategy

We will expand our community care capacity to transform care

Alberta finds itself in.

delivery, and address gaps in service, growing populations and

changing demographics.

However, Switenky noted

there are still some unknowns

until the province releases its

own 2021 budget.

The Family of Edward Rostad

is greatly appreciative to all the staff at Coronation

Hospital during his final days. We’re fortunate that the

amazing nursing staff were able to spend a great deal

of time comforting Ed, and just being there with him.

We’re so thankful that he wasn’t alone.

Since moving into Coronation DSL in July of 2019,

both Ed and his wife Mary have felt so comfortable

and cared for by the caring and welcoming staff. They

have enriched Ed & Mary’s lives in so many ways, and

continue to support Mary every day.

Thank you to Coronation Funeral Home for helping

with arrangements. Edward’s obituary can be viewed on

their website. Thanks also to Clayton Grice for officiating

the meaningful memorial service, held at DSL. An

online service will be held at a later date.

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OPINION

The opinions expressed are not necessarily

the opinions of this newspaper.

EDITORIAL

Deserve better

Brenda Schimke

ECA review

According to the Canadian

Taxpayers’ Federation, Albertans will

pay $196 million more in personal

taxes in 2021 and an estimated $600

million in 2022.

It’s called bracket creep.

In secret, Kenney and his MLAs

stopped indexing tax brackets for inflation

which pushes taxpayers into

higher tax brackets even though the

purchasing power of their money has

decreased. It is a slick way to increase

personal taxes because the majority of

Albertans won’t notice or understand.

That fact didn’t stop Kenney from

standing on his soap box denouncing

the Business Council of Alberta (BCA)

when it expressed concern about the

province’s high expenses and falling

revenues.

It seems Kenney took offence to a

BCA study showing that Alberta will

eventually need to consider a harmonized

sales tax if we are ever to

transform Alberta from a yo-yo Petro

state to a diversified economy.

Ironically, after raising Alberta’s

personal income taxes in secret, our

premier, with much indignation

declared, “This would be the worst

possible time to ask people to pay

more.”

In the middle of a pandemic, the

BCA couldn’t agree more. They were

just starting a much-needed conversation

on Alberta’s revenue reality, not

asking for new taxes today.

But the question remains, Mr.

Premier, why did you increase our personal

income taxes during a pandemic

and economic meltdown?

Frankly, it’s also not the time to

slash the civil service, anger doctors,

and starve municipal, health, education

and social service budgets. Nor

should it be a time when we indiscriminately

throw money at a pipeline in a

foreign country, or take on the high

cost of setting up and operating a provincial

police force and CPP-equivalent

pension plan.

It’s the sleaze factor behind this government’s

operations that is getting

very tiresome. From park closures, to

open pit coal mining in the Rockies, to

personal income tax increases, absolutely

everything is done by Premier

Kenney and his MLAs without consultation

and in secret.

If not the recent personal tax

increases in the middle of a health and

economic crisis, just when will it be

enough for UCP members to turf their

ineffective leader?

They and the rest of Albertans

deserve better.

Kudos to Herman Schwenk

It was with great disappointment and sadness that I learned of Mr. Schwenk’s

health issues and decision to retire. He and I have been fellow columnists for two

decades and it just won’t be the same without us sharing the op-ed page.

I’ve always been glad to write in a newspaper that was unapologetic about

publishing columnists with opposing opinions.

Herman, you were one half of the whole and your leaving has left a hole that

will be hard to fill. Your voice will be greatly missed.

I wish you all of God’s strength and blessings.

Brenda Schimke

MAIL BAG

God bless you, Herman

Dear Editor,

This morning while waiting for my

bread to rise I started reading ‘East

Central Alberta News’ and this article

titled, ‘Everything has an end’, pg. 2,

Feb. 11, 2021, will be forever etched in

my mind.

Although we have never met, you

have so touched my heart.

I hope those of you that believe in

prayer will join me in lifting Herman

Schwenk in his final journey.

God bless and hold you close!

Patti Strand

Consort, Alta.

Thanks, Herman Schwenk

Dear Editor,

Thank you, Herman, for your

courage in sharing this latest challenge

in your life.

Thank you for sharing your

thoughts and opinions over the years,

and for challenging us to think. Even

if we disagreed with you, you pushed

us to reassess our own beliefs and

positions.

You have been a true pioneer, not

just providing for your own family, but

sharing your values of honesty and

hard work.

With an eye to a better future, you

were bold enough to get involved in

Rural Electrification, the Gas Co-op,

and numerous other boards to monitor

what could be best done for our

province.

You have tried to hold politicians

accountable for their decisions.

You have set an example of what

Albertans should be.

May you finish out your days free

from fear, trusting in the One Who

died to give each of us eternal life.

Pat Holloway

Castor, Alta.

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Solution lies in amending our agricultural practices

Dear Editor,

Following is a letter I’m in the process

of sending to Bill Gates. It is a bit

long so I will break it into two parts.

Doubtful if it will become a weekly

habit like Herman’s. He would be a

tough act to follow.

Dear Bill Gates,

Last night I watched you on 60

Minutes. You spoke of the urgency of

dealing with climate change and how

that huge advances in technology are

required to solve the problem.

I believe technology may be responsible

for the dilemma in which we now

find ourselves.

Let me explain from a soil health

perspective.

David Montgomery in his book Dirt:

the Erosion of Civilization chronicles

the decline of agricultural soils over

the past 10,000 years.

Starting with the first piece of technological

development, the plow, top

soil has been and continues to be

eroded.

Soil organic matter (basically

carbon) has declined from around

eight per cent to 1 - 2 per cent in many

soils around the world.

That represents a huge amount of

carbon.

Unlike you, I see the climate crises,

rather than being caused by too much

CO2 in the atmosphere, is actually

caused by too little CO2 in the soil.

The solution lies in amending our

agricultural practices, rather than

focusing on carbon neutral emissions

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and penalizing people for living.

A number of authors like, Patrick

Moore and Dr. Dyson Freeman suggests

in excess of 15 per cent of

agriculture production today can be

attributed to our higher levels of atmospheric

CO2.

Green houses raise CO2 to something

like 1500 ppm to increase

production on a given amount of water.

In other words, increased CO2 is a

good thing.

Where I live was once under ice a

mile thick so I for one appreciate

global warming.

A more serious problem might be

that the sun burns out and we have

global cooling.

Siegfreid Singer and Dennis Avery

in their book “Unstoppable Global

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Warming: Every Fifteen Hundred

Years”, see no correlation between

global warming and CO2.

Climate changes due to changes in

sun activity approximately every 1500

years. CO2 increases after global

warming not because of it. Dr Patrick

Moore backs him up.

So, back to agricultural practices. I

understand you may be the largest

holder of farmland in the U. S.

A number of soil health authors like

Dr. David Montgomery, in Growing a

Revolution; Nicole Masters in “For the

Love of Soil”; Dr. Kris Nicols, Dr.

Christine Jones, Dr. Eliine Ingrim and

others suggest we farmers need to

reduce tillage and other soil disturbances

like inorganic fertilizers,

herbicides, fungicides and insecticides.

Turn to Yields, Pg 5

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MAIL BAG

Country divided as never before

Dear Editor,

The question should be, should

either government or private enterprise

be responsible for senior care?

The solution to correcting our senior

care should not lie with corporations

or governments. Rather we should be

looking at society and how we have

destroyed the family.

The baby boomers are the generation

that never experienced the

devastation of two world wars, or the

poverty between 1930 and 1940.

As teenagers the baby boomers, to a

large degree, rejected the values of

their parents. Instead of listening to

Lots of questions on MDF plant

Dear Editor,

I read the article titled “MDF plant

will be between Three Hills, Trochu”,

pg. 3, Feb. 18, 2021 and have a concern.

According to the article, Brian

McLeod, president of Great Plains

MDF, said that ‘Water will be an

important resource at the mill, as it

will require about 1,300 square meters

per day.

The company is currently in talks

with the Town of Three Hills about

water supply and noted the plant won’t

require potable water.’

First off, it is impossible to have

square meters of water. The measurement

for water would have to be in

cubic meters.

I was curious as to how many gallons

of water would be required per

day. In a cubic meter of water there are

the same music and singing the same

songs as their parents,they moved into

rock ‘n’ roll, instead of marrying and

raising responsible children they

rejected the Christian morals.

Instead they treated sex as

recreation,not related to marriage or

family.

In 1969 this was all acted out at the

Woodstock Celebration where

Christian morals and values were

totally rejected.

We are now into the third generation

counting the baby boomers,and

because of our resources and wealth in

North America they have gotten away

219.969 Canadian gallons.

That would be 285,959.7 gallons of

water per day. The whopping total per

year would be 104,375,296 gallons.

I rechecked my math, and yes, that is

over 104 million gallons per year.

I tried to put this amount into perspective

so I looked up how many

gallons are in an olympic-sized swimming

pool and found out there are

660,000 gallons per pool.

So the plant would be using water

the equivalent of 158 olympic-sized

swimming pools every year.

The huge amount of water that will

be used raises many questions: Where

in the world is that water going to be

coming from? Will the public be told

the details, including if the plant will

be given a discount for purchasing

water in bulk?

Yields were comparable

with their lifestyle.

The divorce rate is so high that

many no longer bother to get married.

Now many children are growing up

with only one parent.

The homes being built are still getting

bigger, more bedrooms and more

bathrooms but no room for parents.

It is mostly Christian families where

the mother still stays at home to raise

the children, the rest hire babysitters

so they can hold a job to help pay for

the larger homes and two cars and pay

more taxes to the government, so the

government can pay for more

babysitters.

Will there be any public consultation

about this issue?

The note about ‘the plant won’t

require potable water’ makes me

worry about water being taken from

rivers.

What will be the impact of taking

104,375,296 gallons of water out of the

river system every year for decades?

I am hoping that there will be a

follow-up article where Brian McLeod

will answer these questions because I

cannot be the only one with this

concern.

I am really hoping that there are

public consultations scheduled so we

can all voice our concern about this

and other matters in regard to the proposed

plant.

Rhea Brady

Delia, Alta.

Fuzzify or muddify a clear situation?

Dear Editor,

Have you noticed these days that

every politician no matter what their

political strip will all use the phrase

“let me be clear” somewhere in their

presentation.

They use it either because they want

Colossal projects

affect on power bills

Dear Editor,

Fossil Fuel: Thank God for our good

old fossil fuel! Without it, we would all

have been in dire straits the last three

or four weeks.

I wonder how many windmills and

solar panels it would have taken to

keep our homes warm?

If Prime Minister Trudeau is going

to shut the oil and gas and coal

industry down, I think we should be

able to see his plan and timeline for

doing this.

The “Greenys” and the climate

changers say we have to do this within

five years or the old planet is doomed.

I think Trudeau’s plan will be

Cont’d from Pg 4

Instead, if we feed soil microbes they

will provide the minerals plants need

for free.

The levels of minerals and vitamins

in our food has declined significantly in

the last 50 years, not because of scarcity

in the soil, but because modern technology

(chemicals) and tillage make

them unavailable.

Nicole Masters, working with Twin

Rivers Hutterite colony, reduced their

fertilizer bill by 75 per cent in one year

while adding some microbes.

to fuzzify a clear situation or they actually

want to clear up a situation that

they had previously fuzzified (or muddified).

Neither word is in the

dictionary but everyone understands

what I mean.

Which brings me to Mr. Schwenk. I

somewhere between a fairytale and a

nightmare, or maybe he figures the

“Carbon Tax” will do it all for him.

Trudeau and his “Greeny” friends

should have driven out West last week

in their electric cars to see how they

performed at 40 or 50 degrees below

zero.

I’m kind of wondering how much my

power bill will be after he gets done

with this colossal project?

Does anybody really think he can

pull this one off? I think the world’s

going to need our oil gas and coal for a

few more millenniums!

Robert Blagen

Youngstown, Alta.

Their yields were comparable to the

neighbours.

As a side benefit their bank account

increased by $2 million.

A few years into their new program

they experienced a five inch rainfall in

26 hours. They were able to drive in the

fields the next day while the neighbours

field was under water.

More about healthy soils continued

next week.

Pat Rutledge

Monitor, Alta.

haven’t agreed with Mr. Schwenk on

more than 10 words since I was first

introduced to the ECA Review a few

years ago.

Mr. Schwenk is someone I would

call “plainspoken”. He says what he

means and he means what he says.

Agree or disagree, it is quite

refreshing. You don’t have to wonder

where he stands or what he thinks

about something.

He forces you to think about issues.

I doubt that Mr. Schwenk has ever

used “let me be clear” in his 90 years.

Personally, I’ll miss him and

PrairieView.

Darrell Trenholm

Stettler, Alta.

Community Enhancement

Grants Dispersed in 2021

“The Paintearth Regional Waste Management Board is always pleased to grant funds to volunteer

groups that carry out the work that holds communities like ours together,” Chairman Wiart said.

“We were happy this year to see funds used to keep recreational programs going, as well as

projects that benefit young kids and seniors. We’re fortunate to have a community partner such as

Waste Connections, which voluntarily funds the Community Enhancement Grant program to keep

volunteer groups focused on what matters most – connecting communities.”

“Waste Connections is always honored to

contribute back to the community that we

live and work in,” said Dan Rochette of Waste

Connections.

First Quarter grant recipients be awarded amounts as follows:

Castor & District Museum Society $5,000

Coronation Community Hall Board $2,500

Castor & District Lions Club $2,500

Castor Minor Sports Council $2,500

Castor Golf Club $2,500

Coronation & District Wellness Society $2,500

Castor Curling Club Association $2,700

Castor Child Care Society $3,800

Coronation Elks & Community Golf Club $2,500

Total: $26,500

No one has time or wants to have

their parents in their large homes, that

could look after the children. Instead

they expect the government or private

investors to look after the parents and

their children.

So we have a problems.

About the same time as the baby

boomers decided to abandoned

Christian family values, society

decided to take God out of the education

system and our Prime Minister

Pierre Trudeau legislated no-fault

divorce and decriminalized abortions

and gave financial aid to the hippies.

Now we have a baby boomer, Justin

Trudeau, for a Prime Minister.

All of our political parties have

become progressive and we no longer

have common values.

Our Prime Minister can make a fool

of himself multiple times, still his supporters

circle the wagons to protect

him.

He is unable to keep his own family

together but we expect him to govern

our country so is it any wonder our

country is divided as never before?

George Friesen,

Clive, Alta.

Feeling sorry

for UCP

Dear Editor,

It is not often I feel sorry for politicians,

however in the case of the

United Conservative Party (UCP) I

will make an exception.

Premier Kenny inherited a disaster

from the New Democrat Party (NDP),

then even worse the election of Prime

Minister Trudeau and the Liberals,

but it was just beginning as COVID-19

was lurking around the corner.

It, along with the Liberals desire to

destroy Alberta’s economy, have left

him in a hard place.

When the UCP tried to counter the

left wing propaganda about the oil and

gas industry, they were attacked for

wasting money.

I assume the attackers would prefer

the misinformation and those behind

it would prevail. Many will not be

happy until the energy sector in

Alberta is shuttered.

Recently the UCP floated the idea of

allowing coal mining on the eastern

slopes as had the NDP. From the reaction

you would think that they

planned to level the Rockies.

Turn to Land, Pg 9

The intake deadline for

the next round of grant

applications will be

April 29, 2021 for the

Board’s May 3, 2021

meeting.


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HAMLET of Erskine

Plan 1623372; Block 16; Lot 2 and

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Section 70 (1) of the Municipal Government Act states if a municipality

proposes to transfer or grant an estate or interest in land for less than its

market value, the proposal must be advertised.

The County of Stettler No. 6 has received and accepts an offer for the

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pre-registering, you may be required to wait until space is available in council

chambers to ensure adequate social distancing.

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time limit. Submissions may also be mailed – Box 126 Halkirk, AB T0C 1M0 or

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Future Ag Inc. in Coronation is looking for an

Administrative Assistant /

Service Writer

starting immediately.

Experience with A/R an asset.

Extensive knowledge of

Microsoft Word and Excel is required.

We offer competitive wage and benefits package.

to: Future Ag Inc.

Attn: Les

Box 189 Coronation, AB T0C 1C0

Fax to (403) 578-4209 Email to hr@futureag.ca

Future Ag Inc. in Coronation, Alberta is now

accepting applications for

4 th year apprentices or

Journeyman /

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with Ag experience.

We offer year-round employment, competitive

salary, excellent benefits and a positive, friendly

team-oriented work environment. If you are

looking for a rewarding career with a successful

growing organization, then forward your resume

to: Future Ag Inc. Attn: Les

Box 189 Coronation, AB T0C 1C0

Fax to (403) 578-4209 Email to hr@futureag.ca

Coronation Pool

The Coronation Pool is looking for

Lifeguards or Individuals

Interested in Becoming

Lifeguards

Applicants must be 15 years of age.

For more information, please call

Sheri at 587-219-0503

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Applications/resumes to:

Town of Coronation

Box 219, Coronation, AB T0C 1C0

Attn: Sheri or

email: sheriw@town.coronation.ab.ca

Deadline for applications is

Friday, March 12, 2021

The Town of Coronation thanks all applicants

for their interest. However, only those selected

for an interview will be contacted.

Town of Coronation

The Town of Coronation is

accepting applications for

Summer

Employment

Applicants must possess a

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For more information, please call

Barry at 403-575-0756

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resumes to: Town of Coronation

Box 219, Coronation, AB T0C 1C0

Attn: Barry or

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The Town of Coronation thanks all applicants

for their interest. However, only those selected

for an interview will be contacted.

OBITUARIES

Home economics, table games,

camping and travel enjoyed

Mary Milly Vert went home to be

with her Lord and Saviour on Feb. 6,

2021 at Stettler Hospital with some of

her family by her side.

Mary was the thirteenth

child born to Alexander and

Anna Evashkevich at the

family farm near Kirriemuir,

Alta. on Nov. 20, 1927.

She attended the Dry Lake

School and finished her Grade

9 by correspondence. After

Grade 9, she helped with

household duties and milked

cows while her brothers

tended to the field work in

summer and cared for cattle

in winter.

She also helped to cook meals for

Vert

thrashers at Lysgaards, Bert Caldwells

and Galloways.

Schroeder

She married the love of her life,

Albert Vert, on June 14, 1948.

They farmed south of Kirriemuir on

the Vert family homestead

until 1963 when they moved

to the “new farm” to be

closer to the main roads and

electricity.

To this union there were

six children born: Linda,

Vivian, Stephen, Eric,

Delaine and Robin.

Mary and Albert enjoyed

trips to California,

Louisiana, Eastern Canada,

Expo ’86 and numerous

camping trips to B.C.

She enjoyed knitting, crocheting,

sewing and making quilts.

Many of her siblings as well as all

her grandchildren were recipients of a

Actively involved

in community

Gregory John Schroeder

1934 – 2021

Gregory John Schroeder was born

in Craik, Sask. on April 29, 1934, the

only son of Greg and Josephine

Schroeder.

In 1942 the family moved to Talbot,

Alta. to the farm of Andrew Music

(Greg’s great-uncle). Greg moved twice

more with his parents but remained in

the area settling on the farmstead that

he eventually raised his own family

on.

Greg attended Talbot,

Clinton, and Brownfield

schools completing his Grade

10 before deciding to go into

farming with his father. He

also spent the winter of 1956-57

in Edmonton working at the

post office and then at the

municipal airport as a frame

mechanic on World War II

Harvard training planes.

On Nov. 10, 1962 he married

Mary Billingsley and they

started their family in 1964 in a mobile

home on the same farm site as Greg’s

parents.

In 1965 Greg’s parents moved to

Coronation and Greg and Mary moved

into the farmhouse. By 1969 they were

busy with six children, with two more

joining the family in the 1970s.

Greg was always actively involved in

the community. As a young man he

was a participant in 4-H, local baseball

and curling teams.

As he grew older, he was a local and

provincial leader involved with the

UFA, gas co-op, Talbot community,

Catholic Church, hospital board, 4-H,

and coaching his children’s baseball

teams as well as driving them to

numerous other activities and chaperoning

school and 4-H trips.

The doors of his home and strong

arms were open to the many friends of

his children, often being called ‘dad’ by

them: he knew that caring for his children

meant caring for their friends.

In 1995 he was awarded the East-

Central 4-H Award of Distinction and

in 1997 the Schroeder family were the

County of Paintearth representatives

for the Alberta Farm Family Award.

In 1997 Greg and Mary retired from

farming and moved to Stettler.

Greg became involved in the

community through the local food

bank, meals on wheels, volunteering at

the seniors lodges, and being part of

the Knights of Columbus.

Even once they had moved to Heart

Haven Lodge, he could be seen driving

his lawn mower across town to take

care of the Catholic Church lawn.

Greg was predeceased by his mother

and father; sister, Dolores; brother-inlaw,

Ford; niece, Sandra;

granddaughters, April and Cassandra;

great-grandson, Ash; and many aunts,

uncles and cousins.

Greg is survived by his

wife, Mary; sisters,

Bernadette and Kathleen

(Leo); children, Mary-Jo

(Russ), Melanie, Gregory

(Adele), Denise (Chris),

Loretta (Darryl), Teresa

(Don), Gary (Brenda), and

Brenda (Vance); 13 grandchildren,

eight

great-grandchildren, and

many cousins, nieces and

nephews.

Family connections were important

to Greg. He kept in touch with and

enjoyed travelling to see his extended

family across western Canada and the

U.S. and Europe.

A funeral mass was held for Greg on

Fri. Feb. 19 at the Christ King Catholic

Church in Stettler.

Internment will take place early

spring at the Coronation Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Greg are

gratefully accepted to a charity of your

own choice.

Card of Thanks

The Schroeder family would like to

thank the nurses and care teams at the

Stettler Hospital, Home Care, Points

West Living and Heart Haven who

have supported all of us in the past

months.

We also want to extend our appreciation

to all our friends and community

members for sharing their love, well

wishes and memories.

Condolences can be sent to the

family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.

com Stettler Funeral Home &

Crematorium entrusted with the care

and funeral arrangements, 403-742-

3422 .

handmade quilt.

Mary also enjoyed playing table

games, especially Dominoes and

Aggravation.

Her bread making skills and her dill

pickle canning were well known to

many people. In fact, when her condo

was cleaned out, we found that she had

saved six jars of dills, one for each of

her kids.

Mary and Albert attended the

Kirriemuir Gospel Fellowship Church

where Mary taught Sunday School

classes and helped with other

programs.

In 1997, they made the hard decision

to leave the farm and move into

Consort. During that time they took

great pride in growing a huge vegetable

garden and many beautiful

flowers.

In 2007 they moved to Spruce

Terrace Condos in Stettler where they

made many friends. A few months

after Albert’s passing, Mary moved to

Heart Haven Lodge where she gained

new friends and lived till her passing.

Mary is survived by her children

and their families: daughter Linda

(Harry) Shoemaker and their family,

Carmen (Kerry) Pickles, Jared, Wyatt

and Chyanne, Coreena (Shaun)

Torgerson, Brooke and Mikayla,

Harley (Diane), Brailee and Tyler;

daughter Vivian (Nick) Lowther and

their family, Dawna (Henry) Hughes,

Rachelle, Kimberley and Marissa,

Preston and Nathan; daughter-in-law

Lorinda Vert and her and Stephen’s

family, Stephanie Phillips, Austin and

Kaylee, Danita (Mike) Dmetrichuk,

Caiden, Mariska and Emersyn, Dallas

(Natasha) Reece, Tegan and Ryker;

son Eric (Lisa) and their family, Garth

(Rica), Jessica and Devon, Amanda

(Dwayne) Calder, Cameron and

Natalie, Deanna (Eric) Sievers, Dillan

and Brayden; daughter Delaine

(Kevin) Stewart and their family,

Amie (Adam) Staniowski, Chayse and

Zander, Andrew (Janet), Hudson, Jodi,

Kayli and Branson, Aaron (Crystal),

Rilynn, Owen, Bentley and Liam,

Adam (Amy), Isla and Troy, Anton;

daughter Robin Vert-Duffin and her

family, Kyle (Kennedy) and Mackenzie

(Lindsay);.

She is also survived by her brother

Paul (Coreen) Evaskevich; sister, Ann

Meers; sisters-in-law, Pauline and

Laura; and numerous nieces and

nephews, other family and many dear

friends.

Mary was predeceased by her husband

Albert, son Stephen, siblings:

Charlie (Nora), Bill (Alice), Joe,

Caroline (Vic), Rose (George), Frank

(Dorothy), Lil (Bert), Tofield (AM),

Alex and Fred, brothers-in-law, Ted

Ilchuck and Ken Meers.

A family funeral service for the late

Mary Vert was held on Feb. 13, 2021 at

Stettler Funeral Home with Pastor

Ross Helgeton officiating.

Interment took place at Kirriemuir

Cemetery beside her beloved Albert.

Active pallbearers were grandsons:

Harley, Nathan, Dallas, Garth,

Andrew and Kyle.

If family or friends wish to make a

donation in Mary’s memory, suggestions

are Stettler Health Services

Foundation-Palliative Care, The

Gideons or a charity of choice c/o

Stettler Funeral Home &

Crematorium, P.O. Box 1780, Stettler,

AB T0C 2L0, who were entrusted with

the care and funeral arrangements.

To send condolences to the family or

view the funeral service, please visit

www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.


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OBITUARIES

Joyful, infectious laugh remembered forever

Ernest Otto Petrussa was born July

14, 1929 and passed away Feb. 12, 2021

at the amazing age of 91 years old.

Ernie was one of seven kids

whose parents came over

from Italy and homesteaded

southeast of Big Valley, Alta.

Their homestead is where

Ernie was born and raised.

He attended Gopher Head

School as a child while he

worked on the farm with his

parents and siblings.

He and his brother, John,

carried on with the family

farm and started their own

pedigreed seed growing business,

Petrussa Seed Farms.

Ernie was no stranger to work with

many hours spent in the tractor at

seeding and spraying time, working

Petrussa

Many interests kept him busy

Lawrence Ernest Muhlbach

Feb. 28, 1952 ~ Jan. 24, 2021

Lawrence Muhlbach of Stettler

passed away on Jan. 24, 2021 at the age

of 68 years.

Lawrence was born Feb. 28, 1952 to

Howard and Helen Muhlbach.

He spent his childhood on a farm

south of Stettler with brothers

Ken and Jim and sister Kathy.

He attended Big Valley School

to Grade 9, then high school in

Stettler and Red Deer.

Lawrence married Carol

Bowdige in 1973. They had two

children Larry and Leanne.

Lawrence was very proud of his

family.

The Treblemakers were a

source of much enjoyment and many

great memories were made travelling

around the province. He was known

for his deep voice.

Lawrence was an avid fisherman

and hunter.

He belonged to the Stettler Car Club

and enjoyed the opportunity to race his

Duster.

Muhlbach

long hours in a combine at harvest and

in the colder months he operated the

seed cleaning plant.

After his brother’s passing

in 2004 Ernie began farming

with his nephews, Mark and

Miles and their families.

Ernie enjoyed being able to

work alongside four generations

of his family, watching

his great-great nieces and

nephews grow up.

He was also very proud to

have two great-great

nephews and a great-great

niece being raised in the

yard that he grew up in.

In 2014, Ernie celebrated 100 years of

farming legacy on the Petrussa homestead

and reminisced at just how far

they had progressed since he began

He was an enthusiastic member of

the Stettler Trap Club, spending many

hours working on the grounds and

enjoying the friendship and competition

of shooting.

Lawrence is survived by his wife

Carol; children Larry

(Andrea) Muhlbach and

Leanne (Scott) Cressman;

grandchildren: Stella

Muhlbach, Cameron and

Grace Cressman.

Also surviving him are

his mother Helen

Muhlbach-Smith; brothers

Ken (Dana) Muhlbach and

Jim (Betty Lou)

Muhlbach; sister Kathy

(Michel) Lessard; aunts

Mary Muhlbach and Ruby Jolly;

uncles Albert (Joyce) Lunevich and

Archie (Ila) Lunevich; as well as

numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives,

and many dear friends.

He was predeceased by his father

Howard; father and mother-in-law

Walter and Lillian Bowdige.

A celebration of life was held for

farming with his parents using horses.

Ernie also enjoyed having a good

time.

After retiring from farm work, he

moved to Big Valley where he and his

partner Margaret enjoyed playing crib

at the Big Valley Inn on Sundays.

Ernie was also a member of the Big

Valley Elks and was a great supporter

of the communities of Big Valley and

Byemoor.

Ernie was not shy of a good time and

enjoyed a good whiskey and water.

With his most joyful, infectious laugh

he could make anyone smile and will

be forever remembered by it.

Ernie is predeceased by his parents

Peter and Emilia, his brothers Gino

and John and sister Anne.

He is survived by his partner

Margaret, sisters Lucy, Adeline and

Lawrence on Sat. Jan. 30, 2021 at the

Stettler Funeral Home &

Crematorium.

As a tribute to Lawrence and a sign

of support, friends and family drove

through the Stettler Funeral Home

breezeway after the family service.

Donations in memory of Lawrence

are gratefully accepted to a charity of

your own choice.

Condolences can be sent to the

family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.

com.

Stettler Funeral Home &

Crematorium entrusted with the care

and funeral arrangements,

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nephews, great nieces and nephews

and great-great nieces and nephews

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Land mined and restored in much better condition

Cont’d from Pg 5

They were proposing mining metallurgical

coal which is in great demand

and will continue to be. I do not like to

look at open pit mines but my understanding

is that they would occupy a

very small area while providing good

jobs, although not much for royalties.

It sounds similar to the oil-sands

which seem enormous when you are

there but I challenge you to go on

Google Earth and find them without

referencing Ft. McMurray.

I have been there and the companies

involved are cleaning up the area

which has been leaking oil into the

rivers for centuries.

The land that is mined and restored

is in much better condition.

I also would encourage you to look at

the lithium and cobalt open pit mines.

It seems that those against all exploitation

of our resources would prefer

Alberta become a

park administered

by the Magi

of the UN.

Albertan’s children

and

grandchildren

would have to

move elsewhere

to find employment

unless they

became park wardens

giving tours

to eco tourists

who arrive in

electric cars powered

by good

intentions and

Trudeau pixie

dust.

Better come in

the summer,

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

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winter is not kind on electric cars. Do

not disturb a leaf or snail!

Without oil and gas, agriculture

would have to resort to true horse

power, alas, unlike cows which burb,

horses do fart.

I believe God does not make mistakes.

I believe that he placed the coal,

oil and gas in and on the Earth for us

to extract and use wisely and I believe

that there is no one better than

Albertans to do this.

I hear people saying Premier Kenny

has to resign because he has lost the

confidence of Albertans.

My question is, who would replace

him? Rachael Notley or even better

Allison Redford? They would both be

better at throwing money down the

drain but is that what you want for

future generations.

Have Premier Kenny and the UCP

made mistakes, in hindsight,

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

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GREATER PROPERTY GROUP

LAND FOR SALE BY TENDER

The following briefly described property located in Paintearth County in the

Brownfield area is hereby offered for sale by tender, subject to the reservations,

exceptions and encumbrances contained in the existing certificates of title:

Land

NE 9-39-10 W4 and SE 9-39-10 W4 containing 320 acres more or less.

Approximately 300 acres cultivated. Total annual oil/gas surface lease revenue is

$28,573.00.

Terms:

The sale of the property is subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter

mentioned:

1. These properties are sold “as is”.

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

measurement, condition or environmental status.

3. Buyer to be responsible for all costs associated with registration.

4. GST will be added to purchase price where applicable.

5. Tenders in writing will be received by the lawyer noted below up to but not

after 12:00 o’clock noon on March 26, 2021. Tenders should be forwarded

to E. Roger Spady Law Office in a sealed envelope marked “Maron Tender”.

A certified cheque equal to 5% of the purchase price must accompany the

tender.

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

certified funds on or before April 23, 2021 (Possession Date”).

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

8. Mineral rights, if any, are not included in the sale.

9. The 2 quarter sections may be sold individually or as a unit, but are not

separated by a fence.

10. The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Seller may reject any or all

tenders.

11. Deposit cheques on unsuccessful tenders will be returned promptly.

12. If successful tenderer does not complete the purchase after acceptance of that

tender, the deposit shall be forfeited.

For further particulars please contact Donald Maron at 403-578-3003,

Richard Maron at 403- 578-8206 or Vernon Maron at 403-938-3412.

E. Roger Spady

Barrister & Solicitor

5015 Victoria Ave, Box 328

Coronation, Alberta, T0C 1C0

absolutely. I have lots of opinions but

could I have done a better job, no.

To those calling for his resignation,

remember you and I do not have the

information he has.

Also Premier Kenny probably

should not have invested Alberta’s

money in Keystone XL but if COVID

had not hit, President Trump would

have been re-elected and it would have

looked like a brilliant move.

Unlike President Trump, President

Biden’s strings are pulled by China

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Reach Work

for you!

who did not want Keystone built.

My criticisms of Premier Kenny are

that he has not been tough enough. We

should have our own police force, pension

plan and tax department just like

Quebec.

We should be having a vote on equalization

or better, separation but having

no better alternative I will support

him.

Gord Snell,

Three Hills. Alta.

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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

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LAND FOR SALE BY TENDER

The following briefly described property is hereby offered for sale by tender,

subject to the reservations, exceptions and encumbrances contained in the

existing certificate of title:

Land

SW 30-35-13 W4 containing 157.34 acres more or less

Part of SE 30-35-13 W4 containing 153.01 acres more or less

NW 30-35-13 W4 containing 157.39 acres more or less

NE 19-35-13 W4 containing 160.00 acres more or less

SE 19-35-13 W4 containing 160.00 acres more or less

SW 19-35-13 W4 containing 157.30 acres more or less

NW 19-35-13 W4 containing 157.31 acres more or less

Features of This Property

7 quarters of pasture land all in one block adjacent to Highway 36 south of

Castor, Alberta in Paintearth County, perimeter fenced and cross fenced, oil/gas

surface lease and power line rent totalled $8,600.00 in 2020. Several dugouts on

the property.

The sale of the Land is subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter mentioned:

1. Title will be free and clear of mortgages.

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

measurement, condition or environmental status.

3. Buyer to be responsible for all costs associated with registration.

4. Tenders in writing will be received by the lawyer noted below up to but not

after 12:00 o’clock noon on March 31, 2021. Tenders should be forwarded

to E. Roger Spady Law Office in a sealed envelope marked “Pals Tender”.

A certified cheque equal to 5% of the purchase price must accompany the

tender.

5. GST may be added to the purchase price if applicable.

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

certified funds on or before April 30, 2021 (Possession Date”).

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

8. Mineral rights, if any, are not included in the sale.

9. The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Seller may reject any or all

tenders.

10. Deposit cheques for unsuccessful tenders will be returned promptly.

11. If successful tenderer does not complete the purchase after acceptance of that

tender, the deposit shall be forfeited.

For further particulars please contact Roy Pals at 403-882-2344.

E. Roger Spady

Barrister & Solicitor

5015 Victoria Ave, Box 328

Coronation, Alberta, TOG 1 CO

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Rural Alberta has always felt like

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BC.

Growing up on a cow/calf,

feedlot operation south of

Coronation, Alta. instilled in

him the unique ethics and

values that are so common

in rural Alberta.

As he tells it, “I didn’t

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raised on a farm shaped who Glasier

I was as a person until my

own children approached

adulthood.

“I am so thankful for the influence

of my family and the close-knit community

I grew up in.”

After marrying his wife, Kisa in

1998 they began to farm alongside

Jeff’s parents, Dwayne

and Terry Glasier, who are

still actively running the

family farm today.

In the late 90’s the economy

wasn’t great and money was

short. Jeff and Kisa left the

family farm and Jeff found

work in the oil patch.

Wanting a life that was

easier on his family, Jeff went

back to school to take a

finance degree.

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Breeders’ SectionECA Review,

Page 11

Red Rock Red Angus, Beiseker Red Angus,

a staple in Canadian breeders community

Terri Huxley

ECA Review

The history of Beiseer Red Angus

started over 50 years ago and within

that time the families of Schmaltz and

Brigan have made a substantial

impact on the Canadian Red Angus

community.

In 1971 Peter and Maxine

Schmaltz decided on purchasing

more cows.

They already had Black

Angus but wanted to start a

purebred herd.

They had lots of help from

their children Kim, Karen and

Mark Brigan, being all still at

home, so they decided to try

something different by buying

Red Angus although at that

time there were very few Red

Angus breeders in Canada.

In the beginning, they used artificial

insemination (A.I.) and

transplanting embryos on their better

cows mostly.

In 1980, they started to slow down on

the A.I.ing and went in search of a

breeding bull to use for natural

breeding.

Their search led them to Premier

Breeders in New York where they

bought into a syndicate on a bull

called PREMIER PATRIOT 16.

This bull has laid the foundation of

the Schmaltz herd.

Beiseker Red Angus bought the

bull’s walking rights and a percentage

of semen sales.

It was later sold to Don and Vickie

Conway.

The semen from this ‘female maker’

bull is still used today at Beiseker Red

Angus & Red Rock Red Angus to flush

cows to produce embryos.

They are currently using a son of

his on the cows and many of the current

breeding females will have his

breeding somewhere in their pedigree.

“His female’s udders were perfect,

the feet are great. Temperament is

wonderful and they have lots of milk

and a lot of the cows have done well

also but we found Premier Patriot has

laid down the foundation for what a

female should be,” said Karen.

At the same time as securing

Premier Patriot 16, the family started

to show their cattle.

The main bull show at that time for

Red Angus was the Red Round Up in

central Alberta.

PREMIER PATRIOT 16

They won Grand Champion twice

there with RED BRA DOUBLE

EXPOSURE 51R in 1983 and with RED

BRA FIRE CRACKER 33X in 1988.

In 1985, they also took home Reserve

Champion with RED BRA RED

WHEEL 33T.

Their most thrilling show was in

1983 when a bull calf called RED BRA

FIRST CLASS 13R went on to win

Grand Champion at the Denver Stock

Show in Denver, Colorado; coming out

of the show on top with an undefeated

three-year-old.

In 1988, Beiseker Red Angus & Red

Rock Red Angus were nominated by

their peers, winning Breeder of the

Year.

Over the years they have sold bulls,

females and embryos all over to the

world including Denmark, South

Africa, Argentina, Australia and the

U.S.A.

In the beginning, bulls were sold

with the Red Angus Breeders of

Canada as the number of breeders

was limited at that time and even

fewer produced Red Angus bulls.

Several breeders together sold their

bulls at a one-day sale and then as the

numbers grew two bull sales evolved.

As the breed grew so did their herd

numbers large enough to have a sale

of their own combined with Dee Lee

Red Angus (daughter, Karen),

Lumont Red Angus and RRH Red

Angus.

They decided where to have their

first sale in 1990.

They wanted an area that was

known for having large numbers of

cattle combined with no other Red

Angus bull sales at that time.

Cereal Auction Mart in Cereal, Alta.

was decided to be central.

The same year, the first Prairie

Grass Red Angus Bull Sale was held.

All of the kids had left home while

Pete and Maxine decided to slow down

a little so in 1994 they decided to take a

back seat and join forces with Red

Rock Red Angus (daughter, Karen

and son-in-law as well as John Brigan

and Jim and Laurie Brigan).

In 1997 Prairie Grass Red Angus

Bull Sale, which was composed of both

Red Rock Red Angus and Beiseker Red

Angus, moved to Schetzle Livestock in

Veteran, Alta.

The bull sale was held there until

2010 when the difficult decision was

made to move closer to home near

Airdrie.

“Online sales were beginning to

take hold so moving closer to home

meant the bulls would not have to be

trucked but would still be available for

our loyal customers in the east to be

able to bid and view online,” said

Karen Brigan.

They asked Mark Shologan of DLMS

to help them move from a live sale to a

virtual sale as the facility was not

equipped for a live ring sale.

The family producers noticed the

stress on the bulls during sale day was

immensely reduced and the weights

remained stable so they knew they

had made the right decision.

In 2018 another decision to go to a

private treaty sale was made.

This transition could not have come

at a better time as with the COVID-19

pandemic taking place, the cattle producers

were well equipped to handle

this newer form of purchasing.

Turn to People, Pg 13

Peter and Maxine decided to slow down a little so in 1994 they decided to take a back seat and join forces with Red Rock Red Angus (daughter,

Karen and son-in-law) as well as John Brigan and Jim and Laurie Brigan. From the left, Peter and Maxine, John and Karen Brigan, Jim and

Laurie Brigan.On Feb. 23, 2021, it was Peter and Maxine’s 64th wedding anniversary.

ECA Review/Schmaltz & Brigan families


12 February 25'21 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLer, AB. BREEDERS’ SECTION

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BREEDERS’ SECTION

ECA REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB FEBRuary 25'21 13

In the 1980s, the family sold and shipped four Red Angus heifers to South Africa.

ECA Review/Schmaltz & Brigan families

People make it happen

Cont’d from Pg 11

John felt getting the right bulls for

the buyer’s herds was his priority and

with not having the opportunity to do

that with limited time on sale day, the

best alternative was to sell by private

treaty.

This meant the buyers can come

when it is convenient for them and

they would not be limited to a couple of

hours on one day of the year.

John could then go through the pen

of bulls with the buyers and if the

buyer at that time would like to see the

dams that could also be done.

The other plus to this switch was the

cost savings of producing the sale

could then be passed on to the buyers.

“Private Treaty has worked well,

ensuring the buyers get the right bull

for their herds at the right price,”

added Karen.

They currently have 70 bulls on test

at Elite Custom Feeders in Crossfield,

Alta.

In 2009 Beiseker Red Angus was

inducted into the Alberta Angus

Association Hall of Fame as “Breed

Builder”.

Karen shared that the best part of

the Red Angus cattle business is the

people who make it happen.

“We do miss our sales out east.

When we had our sale out east we met

a lot of people. A lot of farmers and at

that time there weren’t a lot of people

out there but they were down-to-earth

cattlemen you know?

They knew what they wanted and we

just brought the bulls. You couldn’t

find nicer people to work with,” she

said.

“Pete and Maxine feel in the 50 years

of raising Red Angus they have

enjoyed the cattle but most of all the

friends they have made,” she added.

Red Rock and Beiseker Red Angus

are always happy to have visitors at

the farm.

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Black Angus Bull Sale

Saturday, April 24 - 1 pm

At Bow Slope Shipping Assoc. Brooks, AB

DRYLAND

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Veteran, Alberta

Sale Day Phone Number:

403-575-3772

Darwin 403-575- 7567 Ian 780-753-1515

Kirk 403-575-5654 Kurt 403- 575-5388

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Thursday,

Feb. 25

Regular Sale

Featuring

Bred & Open

Palpated

Breeding Hfrs

9:00 am

Tuesday,

March 2

Acadia

Farming

Charolais &

Angus Bull

Sale

1:00 pm

Friday,

March 5

Twin

Anchor

Charolais

Bull Sale

1:00 pm

Thursday,

March 11

Bred Sale

Wourms

Genentics

Plus others

consignors

9:00 am

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Bruce Beasley (403) 501 4416 | John Beasley (403) 779 2662

Jean Lucas (403) 566 2010

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( click beasley@eidnet.org

on sale day April 30th)

www.bowslope.com (click on sale day)

Monday,

March 15

Grassroots

Bull Sale

1:00 pm

Saturday,

March 27

Deagle Maine

Difference

Bull &

Heifer Sale

1:00 pm

Tuesday,

March 16

Pugh Farms

Bull &

Heifer Sale

1:00 pm

Tuesday,

April 6

Fourwest

Cattle Co.

Red Angus

Bull Sale

1:00 pm

Tuesday,

March 23

Poplar Bluff

Stock Farm/

L&S Livestock

Black Angus &

Bronyx Angus

Bull Sale

1:00 pm

www.drylandcattle.com

Friday,

March 26

Integrity

Speckle

Park

Bull &

Heifer Sale

3:00 pm

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for all pictures & up

to-date info:


BREEDERS’ SECTION

14 F ebruary 25'21 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLer, AB. ECA REVIEW

‘Service that makes a profound

difference in their lives’

Cont’d from Pg 10

He spent early mornings

and late nights going to

school while continuing to

work at his day job,

achieving numerous financial

and investment

accolades including his

Chartered Investment

Manager (CIM®)

designation.

Jeff worked for a couple of

small, boutique wealth management

firms until he was

offered a position as a

Financial Advisor in the

With the average

age of farmers and

agribusiness owners

getting higher every

year, effective financial

planning is a must.

Private Client Group at

Raymond James Ltd.

“Going from a small firm

to a large, international brokerage

was an adjustment to

say the least, but it was definitely

the right move,” said

Jeff.

“Raymond James is a

very customer service

focused company. With my

attention to detail, and genuine

concern for my clients

combined with the vast

resources that Raymond

James offers, I can provide

an even higher level of customer

service to my clients

than I could before,” Jeff

says proudly.

“If I need an estate lawyer

to help with a farm succession

plan, we have them in

house, if I need a tax lawyer

or a Chartered Professional

Accountant (CPA) to help

with tax planning, we have

those in house as well,” he

explains.

Besides providing world

class investment and asset

management services, Jeff

combines his agricultural

background and financial

expertise with the in-house

experts at by Raymond

James to also provide bestin-class

retirement, estate

and trust, charitable giving

strategic planning, and

more.

Early in his

career, Jeff learned

that working with

people you genuinely

like, respect

and relate to

makes life much

easier.

He specializes in

working with

farmers, ranchers

and business

owners to understand

and navigate

the financial

aspects of their businesses.

“I am very fortunate to

have the opportunity to

work with people I like and

provide a service that makes

a profound difference in

their lives.

“I genuinely enjoy helping

my clients navigate the

maze of financial and tax

processes to help keep as

much of their hard-earned

money out of the hands of

the government and

working for them as possible,”

Jeff tells us.

With the average age of

farmers and agribusiness

owners getting higher every

year, effective financial

planning is a must.

Whether you are planning

to pass the farm down to the

next generation or sell your

Agro-center to your

employees, having a proper plan in

place will make the transition much

smoother and help minimize the tax

you pay.

“I’m happy to have a conversation

with anyone,” Jeff added, “If I can help

ease your mind about whatever financial

issue is concerning you, I am

happy to help in any way I can.”

If you find yourself needing some

expert financial advice from someone

who understands and appreciates

your lifestyle don’t hesitate to email

jeff.glasier@raymondjames.ca.

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BREEDERS’ SECTION

PAINTEARTH COUNCIL

ECA REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB FEBRuary 25'21 15

Water service fee

increased five cents

Terri Huxley

ECA Review

With the Shirley McClellan Regional

Water Services Commission

(SMRWSC) raising their prices for

water usage, the County of Paintearth

has chosen to do similar at the regular

meeting on Tues. Feb. 17, 2021.

SMRWSC raised their rates from

$2.60 cubic metres (m3) five cents to

$2.65 m3.

The county’s water rate was set at

$3.10 m3 for residents, $5 m3 for the

truck fill and $2.20 m3 for the rural

tank loaders.

There is also another $20 per month

in water system reserve fees that cover

the cost of infrastructure breaks and

another $5 per month in monthly fixed

charge that covers the cost of their

metres.

Residential use was based on 2020

numbers. The total use was 10,950 m3

from 36 users, which added $33,947.17

in revenue for the county.

The water system reserve fee

brought in another $9,600 while the

fixed charge brought in $2,160 for a

total of $45,707.17 for 2020.

Operating costs for all residents are

about $10.85 per m3.

Council passed administration’s recommendation

to increase the water

rate to $3.15 per m3 for residents ‘to

keep pace with the SMRWSC’ and the

remaining fees will remain the same.

911 Radio Tower

The Town of Coronation has

secured a cheaper alternative radio

tower to host the fire department’s

fire signal equipment.

The total cost comes to $41,881.35 for

the 120-foot tower as well as installation

by the company who is selling the

product.

Coronation council agreed to purchase

the tower and have installation

done at this price at their last meeting

on Mon. Feb. 8.

Coronation Chief Administrative

Officer (CAO) Quinton Flint asked if

Paintearth council would discuss the

possibility of giving 50 per cent of this

cost as the tower supports both

Coronation and the County of

Paintearth.

Paintearth CAO Michael Simpson

shared a couple of points to consider

including there would be an additional

$8,000 for geo-tech sampling and $1,500

for anti-climb panels.

The old radio equipment except for

the antenna, two radio dishes and

cables will be transferred from the

Coronation water tower to the new

tower once installed.

These pieces will be replaced and

covered by a communications group.

The beauty of this new tower is that

it allows the repeaters within the fire

trucks to receive signal while in steep

coulees where signal is normally gone

or faint.

It will also support the area if the

Fleet tower ever drops connection as

well.

CAO Simpson said that the funds in

the county’s fire reserve is normally

set for fire truck replacements but felt

this cost was well within their scope to

provide funds if council wished.

Turn to County, Pg 16

22, 2 year old FULL FRENCH bulls individually priced

SALE LOCATION: 19058 TWP 35-1

10 miles S.E. of Big Valley, AB

@ Clint & Erin’s Ranch

CLINT 403-740-5794 CASEY 403-741-5799

www.wilkiefullfrenchcharolais.com


16 F ebruary 25'21 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLer, AB. ECA REVIEW

• Shops • Horse shelters • Garden Sheds

• Insulated enclosures (well houses, etc)

Custom

designed

and built

to suit any

application

BREEDERS’ SECTION

Paintearth county changes fee structure

Cont’d from Pg 15

Halkirk was next on the

list to get a new fire truck in

the scheduling cycle.

Council agreed they

wanted to learn more about

what was all involved and

passed a motion to donate up

to 50 per cent of the allotted

quote.

Development fees/charges

It has been over 10 years

since the last review and

increases to the development

fees and charges for

planning, development and

industry fees.

In view of the increased

costs facing the county for

advertising, administration,

inspections and legal costs,

a new schedule was

proposed.

Council accepted the proposed

changes to the fee

structure as part of the fees

and charges bylaw.

Fees will still not be

required for agricultural

buildings like barns, shops,

bins as well as renovations

that do not alter the structure

of the building.

Same with decks, dugouts

and accessory buildings in

hamlets less than 100 square

feet.

For discretionary uses,

$100 has been added to

ensure people who are interested

in doing one or more of

these types of projects are

serious about the permit

process.

Discretionary uses for all

industrial and commercial

applications were raised

from $200 to $400.

Permitted uses rose from

$50 to $100.

No changes were made to

re-zoning fees at $300.

Subdivision and development

appeal fees were

changed from $200 to $400

due to the increased costs to

the municipality for

engaging legal services to

defend a permit when

needed.

Within the structure

changes, it was mentioned

that this will also put the

onus on the appellant to

make a strong case to prevent

nuisance complaints

and appeals.

Permit fee penalties are

now set at $250 whereas it

was formerly at 50 per cent

of the fee.

Road plan closure

A request for an undeveloped

road plan to be closed

and returned to the title of

NE19-38-10-W4 was

discussed at council’s regular

meeting on Jan. 12.

Council asked administration

to come back with a resolution

to view so they can be officially

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Transportation.

This plan will also affect the

NW20 to its immediate eastern

border which was

Annual

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Bull SALE

recommended to to be done at

the same time.

Council passed two resolutions

to close these areas.

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ECA REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB FEBRuary 25'21 17

STETTLER COUNTY

The regional fire chief noted this graphic is a Google map of the Apr. 25, 2020 incident and

doesn’t represent the actual ground cover conditions of the fire incident regarding the time of

year this event occurred.

ECA Review/Google Maps

Resident must pay

firefighting bill

Stu Salkeld

Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ECA Review

Stettler county council upheld a firefighting

bill sent to a resident after the

property owner requested the bill be

reduced.

The decision was made at the Feb. 10

regular meeting of council streamed

via the county’s

YouTube

channel.

Director of

Municipal

Services Andrew

Brysiuk presented

the

request regarding

a fire on April 25,

2020 in the form

of a letter from

Keith Haustein,

which also had

other information

blacked out.

The letter read,

“As soon as we

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were informed of the fire, my husband

immediately took the tractor over and

pushed trees to contain it and at the

same time my son used our cultivator

to push dirt onto the area.

“We feel that we had the fire contained

before the fire department

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Turn to Review, Pg 18

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Bow Slope Auction - Brooks, AB

Sale Day Phone 403-362-5521

Selling:

22 - Two year old Horned Hereford Bulls

70 - Black Angus Two year old Bulls

The sale will be broadcast live on:

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If you would like more information on these bulls or a catalogue, please call:

Geoff & Jackie

403-787-2469

Tom & Stacey

403-787-3716

Dustin Welsh

Ben & Josie Hanson

David Long

WJ Simmentals

Ron Nelson

Hope Ranch

Larry Lupuliak

Rocky Miller

Clint Kuziw

Larry Resch

Cliff O’How

Colin Campbell

James Yarham

Lazy HE Ranch

GNA Cattle

(Greggory

& Amanda

Jackson)

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Murray & Gloria

403-787-2341

F-R Ranch

Gase Holdings Ltd.

Generation Gap

Ranch

Greg Ainsworth

Robert Koop

Cumming Farms Inc.

Phil Dechaine

Viking Colony

Dan Roth

John Carter

South Lornedale

Farm

Thacker Ranches

Teron Enterprises

Roy Graham

Charlie Gould

Kruppi Ranch

Robert Wood

Cam & Kim

403-787-2165


BREEDERS’ SECTION

18 F ebruary 25'21 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLer, AB. ECA REVIEW

Review requested

Cont’d from Pg 17

“We do appreciate the fact that the

fire department attended to ensure the

fire was fully extinguished however,

we are questioning the number of

units deployed and the duration of the

time spent.

“We do not feel that it was necessary

for all units to stay the entire eight

plus hours.

“We would like to request a review

of the invoice amount and a reduction

in the amount to something that would

be fairer and more accurate under the

circumstances.”

An email from Regional Fire Chief

Mark Dennis was included in the

report and noted 911 got a call April 25

about a large wild land fire at

SW13-39-22W4.

“The origin of this fire was from a

previously burnt brush pile located on

the west side of the fire,” noted the fire

chief.

“Given the dry conditions, wind

speed (estimated gusts of 33 km/hr to

50 km/hr), wind direction, size of the

fire area, number of trees crowning

and avenues for fire to spread, it was

determined the fire could not be left to

burn on its own.”

The fire chief also noted, “...there is

no County of Stettler record of the

owner obtaining a permit to burn the

original brush pile.”

The fire chief’s email noted

Haustein could have been billed $3,505

for the incident, but the department

only billed him $2,500, with the fire

chief noting firefighter wages alone for

the incident totalled $4,011.

Brysiuk stated the fire chief told

him the response and billing was

justified.

Coun. James Nibourg noted the resident

didn’t have a burn permit for the

original fire, so he made a motion to

uphold the original invoice amount.

Reeve Larry Clark stated he felt the

fire department was already billing a

small amount as it is, adding that

$2,500 for a fire response is “fairly

low.”

Coun. Les Stulberg stated perhaps

the county could, when they receive

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owner know the firefighting costs are

already being subsidized.

Councillors unanimously passed

Nibourg’s motion.

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ECA REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB FEBRuary 25'21 19

Morrin upgrading security

Cont’d from Pg 1

would cover both the office and Ave. was on the list at the

Plachner stated that upon

further investigation, including

financial information she forwarded

to Johnsrude, it didn’t

seem feasible for the village to

take ownership of the four-plex

at this time.

Johnsrude, referring to the

financial information, stated

that if the village took over,

some sources of funding may

no longer be available, as the

facility currently generates

rent and receives grants and

requisitions.

The OA also noted that when

the provincial government

assigned him in place of the village

council last fall, he stated

he wouldn’t make any decisions

that had long-term

consequences.

Johnsrude moved and passed

two motions, first that the village

decline the foundation’s

request and second that the village

request the foundation

keep it informed of any decisions

regarding the future of

the four-plex.

shop with a price of $650. He

stated this was his preference.

He also investigated the

existing alarm at the water

plant and found it could be

upgraded and would only

require a few hours of programming

for about $500.

However, it would not be part of

the camera system.

Johnsrude moved and passed

a motion for these security systems

to be included in 2021

budget deliberations.

request of council.

Benci’s recommendation was

that the 2017 study is the one

that should be followed.

Benci also noted he spoke to

MPE Engineering and they told

him the school street should be

done before any new school is

built.

Johnsrude also noted water

infrastructure repairs,

including a fire hydrant pump

and hydrant repairs, were also

on the list.

He eventually moved and

passed a motion that the village

would meet with engineers to

discuss a five year capital plan.

Building security

Public Works foreman Dave

Benci reported on an item from

last month’s council meeting,

upgrading security at the village

office, shop and water

plant.

Benci stated he spoke to the

businessman who submitted

last year’s quote for services

and noted two options are

available, a wired system and a

wireless system.

It turns out, stated Benci, the

wired system has dropped in

value while the wireless one

has increased.

Benci reported the wired

security system would include

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Municipal accountability

Also referred from a previous

meeting, the topic of the

Municipal Accountability

Report timeline was discussed.

Johnsrude noted the deadline

for having the issues

resolved was July. Plachner

stated a timeline had been

developed regarding meeting

outstanding issues from said

report.

She stated the code of conduct

and peace officer issues

would be presented at the

March 17 regular council

meeting, while the procedural

bylaw would be presented at

the April 21 meeting.

The development of the

Assessment Review bylaw

would also be April 21, while

the tax adjustment notice

would be done in June.

Johnsrude accepted the

report as presented.

Infrastructure discussed

OA Johnsrude noted the topic

of future infrastructure projects

was also referred to this

meeting.

Benci reported a 2017 priorities

report stated the street in

front of the school was a priority,

while Railway Ave.

wasn’t. He added that Railway

Public Works expectations

Benci reported on his assignment

to locate the village’s

Public Works policy.

Benci reported that he

couldn’t find such a policy on

file, and only found a job

description for the department.

OA Johnsrude stated he’d

requested the policy be located

because he was curious to

examine something that listed

the department’s service levels,

or to be more specific a policy

that identifies what services

the Pubic Works department

provides and what is included

in these services.

Johnsrude stated the policy

is not urgent, but is important.

He moved and passed a motion

that village staff would present

a draft Public Works policy at a

future meeting, and Johnsrude

would help staff work on it.

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BREEDERS’ SECTION

Clive’s new bylaw includes fines

Cont’d from Pg 1

Kenney stated the draft bylaw was

based on a similar document from the

City of Red Deer, with a few changes to

reflect Clive’s character, such as

removing a section that included rules

for annexing property.

Kenney also stated a rule within the

draft bylaw for the possible future

naming of certain streets be left

entirely up to councillors, as she didn’t

feel staff should be picking street

names. Mayor Luci Henry agreed.

One question the CAO had for councillors

was whether or not they wanted

to charge a fee for residents who

wanted to change their address

number. She noted the City of Red

Deer charges a fee for that service.

Henry stated she felt the CAO

should administer the addressing

bylaw, including developing street

numbers, and changing address numbers

should also be left up to the CAO

to handle.

Kenney pointed out addresses are

linked to the street or avenue that a

residence’s driveway opens onto.

The proposed bylaw included a list

of fines for those who don’t follow the

rules, including

tickets for $250,

$500 and $1,000

for first, second

and third

offences,

respectively.

Both Mayor

Henry and Coun.

Jeremy Whelan

agreed the bylaw

should include a

fee for anyone

who requests a

change in their

address number, which would act as a

deterrent for nuisance applications.

Coun. Tracy Hallman wondered

why a resident would want to change

their address number anyway?

Coun. Susan Russell stated she

could see some instances where it

might occur, such as a taxpayer

owning two adjoining lots and wishing

to have them listed under one address.

Kenney pointed out address changes

might come in from the business community,

as commercial lots are wider

than residential lots, for example.

Councillors decided not to make a

decision on fees for changing address

requests, as those would be included

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ECA REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB FEBRuary 25'21 21

Need real advocate for Forestburg

Cont’d from Pg 2

Council felt they could amend the

bylaw in coordination with the province

but have it on standby in the

future if needed.

More conversation is expected to

take place before any solid decisions

are formed.

It was asked of CAO Dibben to check

in with Eastlink on how the connections

are for the internet in the newest

subdivision open for development.

CAO Dibben said they only need a

connection point which will hook up a

few different spots.

Mayor Young also asked CAO

Dibben to invite Killam RCMP to

council for meeting purposes after

seeing a report/request from Sgt.

Collin Thorn about annual priorities

and policing concerns.

The mayor stated it’s been approximately

three years since RCMP has

visited council.

In a separate conversation dedicated

to the public speaking with council in

a Question and Answer period, business

owner Lynn Poole asked about

economic development priorities

within Forestburg.

She shared that she felt the school

should be a main focus for the community

in terms of attraction of

newcomers rather than focusing on

other economic development projects

like gathering information on energy,

businesses and living expenses.

“If we lose the school, doing all that

other stuff is mute,” she said.

“That’s why you do the other stuff,”

said the Mayor.

Poole explained she is having people

from out of town looking at taking

over her businesses when she

Cont’d from Pg 3

Coun. Ed Cole stated going back to

in-person meetings would show things

are getting back to normal, but Mayor

Fehr stated things are far from

normal regardless.

Coun. Vicki Soltermann stated

Zoom has its advantages, as anyone in

Alix can attend a council meeting

simply by turning on their computer.

Big plan review

White stated she received a proposal

from Parkland Community Planning

Services (PCPS) to review the village’s

Municipal Development Plan (MDP),

and as White noted in her report the

MDP dates back to 2009.

leaves but was discouraged by the

feedback received.

“We’ve had person after person

come to look at our business then

leave. It gets discouraging to get that

feedback all the time,” she said.

“What are you suggesting we should

be doing?” asked Dep. Mayor Bob

Coutts.

“Families want to see opportunities

for kids in schools. There has to be

some sort of connection to a more

urban setting,” she began.

When comparing Forestburg’s K-12

school to others in the Flagstaff region,

she suggested having a ‘truly consolidated

high school to offer real

extra-curricular programming’.

She added that the school trustee

‘isn’t interested in our community.’

“We need a real advocate for

Forestburg,” she said.

With changes happening at the

school division level, there is the possibility

the trustee will speak for the

entirety of Flagstaff County rather

than have a couple for parts of

Flagstaff as the position for the

upcoming election.

Council felt they are continuing to

attract and retain businesses to the

area, saying economic development

information collection is important as

taking inventory allows for easy digestion

for outside interested parties.

“We have had people come to us and

we are scrambling to come up with a

reference file for easy information,”

said Coutts.

He asked Poole if a consolidated

school in Sedgewick would be a ‘better

selling point than a high school here’.

Councillors piped up saying the

majority would not be bussing their

Online advantageous

PCPS’ suggestion was linked to the

provincial government’s 2017 review

of the village operations.

She estimated the project cost at

about $20,000 and could take two

years.

Mayor Fehr noted it sounds expensive

but should be done because the

MDP is a very important document

and noted a serious development

problem could cost the village a lot

more than $20,000.

Councillors approved the review.

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Poole said, “We

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board telling

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year as we’ve been staying safe by

staying apart, Co-ops continue to

invest in spaces for when we can safely

come back together.

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Since then, it has provided $9.5 million

to 132 projects that improve the

social, economic and environmental

wellbeing of local communities.

Entering its seventh year, the program

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funding and is accepting applications

for capital projects that will improve

spaces across Western Canada.

“Locally, Westview Co-op is proud to

support organizations and projects

that make a difference to our members

and our community,” said Dennis

Laing, General manager of Westview

Co-op.

“Finding ways to support our community

is even more important as

we’ve been impacted by the COVID-19

pandemic.

“We’re looking forward to a time

when we’ll all be able to gather as a

community again and we encourage

all of our community organizations

who could benefit from capital funding

to apply,” concluded Laing.

Capital funding between $25,000 and

$150,000 per project is available.

Co-op invites registered non-profit

organizations, registered charities or

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24 F ebruary 25'21 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLer, AB. ECA REVIEW

Delia to purchase laptops

Cont’d from Pg 2

Delia received $26,872 in extra

funding which has been used for personal

protection equipment (PPE),

supplemental cleaning, lost revenues,

laptops and more.

Council determined the most effective

use for the remaining funding

should go towards purchasing laptops

at $11,900 for both staff and councillors

to be able to attend video conferencing

meetings.

This includes purchasing software,

technical support at $1,000, training

and covering the already purchased

PPE at under $1,000 and cleaning

hours.

The remaining amount (approximately

$5,000) was agreed to be given

to the local Agricultural Society which

oversees and operates the curling

rink, community centre and arena as

long as proof of loss is provided.

Council passed this recommendation

as presented by administration.

Office hours

The training portion of understanding

the village’s financial system

is now complete with the next course

of action to have the Chief

Administrative Officer (CAO) document

all processes and create a

manual to work from.

CAO Tracy Breese mentioned in her

request for a decision item that it will

take a full year until the system is

used more proficiently.

The public works foreman has given

his two-week notice which has left the

position empty.

Because of this and no longer

having a website administrator, the

workload has ‘virtually tripled overnight’

for CAO Breese.

She added that she has been

working six days a week to ensure the

village is running as best it can.

Interviews have been put in place to

fill the permanent public works

replacement.

CAO Breese asked council, in light

of the situation, to implement a longterm

solution to make sure the current

workload gets done.

She requested an increase in hours

to 48 hours for the next month or until

the new public works foreman is proficient

in their role, then remain at

full-time hours until the end of June.

After this point, the hours for her

would be reduced to 32 hours a week

for the remainder of 2021.

Council agreed to only one month

with the CAO at full time hours versus

her previous part-time role.

The matter will be reviewed again

at the next council meeting.

Fire truck transfer

As an annual requirement, council

agreed to transfer $5,000 from the

allotted funds from the Starland

County Fire Agreement towards the

fire truck account.

This account holds the funds for a

new fire truck replacement.

The fire agreement that includes

Starland, Delia, Munson and Morrin

is up for review after approximately

nine years in use.

Fire chief appearance

Delia Fire Chief Dallas Stevens

came to council on a request from

council.

CAO Breese explained in an interview

with the ECA Review that the

conversation was heated at first before

turning into a more positive discussion

on communication between the

two parties.

The fire chief explained that his

door was open to speak with him at

any time.

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