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Village of Alix1B

Amisk C-Store1B

Ampko Electric (2006) Inc, Stettler2B

The Bakedery, Bashaw2B

Bill’s Building, Youngstown3B

Burmac Mechanical 2000, Stettler3B

County of Stettler Housing Authority (Heart Haven Lodge,

Willow Creek, Paragon Place) 4B, 5B

Castor Value Drug Mart6B

Clive Pharmasave6B

Dean’s Machine Inc, Stettler.7B

Village of Forestburg7B

Hanna Hypnosis9B

Heartland RV Medic, Stettler8B

Lamontagne & Son Holdings Ltd, Coronation8B

Legacy Drilling, Delia & Hanna10B

Village of Lougheed10B

Mae’s Kitchen, Mirror 11B

Maximum Hearing, Three Hills & Hanna 11B

Metalex Metal Buildings, Stettler 12B

NAPA Auto Parts Stettler 12B

Paintearth Lodge

(Castor & District Housing Authority) 13B

Passion Customs & Accessories, Stettler 13B

Dr. Patel Family Dental, Stettler14B

Rockpile Plumbing, Amisk 15B

Sirrom Wiring & Electrical Services Ltd., Stettler 15B

Stettler Building Supplies16B

Stettler Medi-Aesthetics16B

Superfluity Thrift Shop, Stettler 17B

Waste Connections of Canada, Coronation 17B

Whistle Stop Cafe, Mirror18B

Xcursions, Consort 19B

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VILLAGE OF

ALIX

4849 50 STREET

403-747-2495

www.villageofalix.ca

Like and follow on Facebook

Where Business & Home Come Together

Page 1B

“Alix is a thriving community filled with endless

opportunities, a flourishing downtown core, with the

commercial and residential development on the rise.”

Doing Business in Alix:

- Municipal boundary hosts both CN and CP rail lines and

Making Alix your Home:

Doing excellent Business ground in Alix: transportation routes. - Multiple land

- Alix MAC School Grades K-9

opportunities for future residential, commercial, and industrial

- Alix MAC School Grades K-9

- Municipal boundary hosts both CN and CP rail lines and

- Licenced and affordable Pre-School housed in

expansions. - Active Chamber of Commerce

- Licenced and affordable Pre-School

excellent ground transportation routes.

Alix MAC.

- Centrally located under 200 kms between Edmonton and

- Licenced housed Day Care. in Alix MAC.

- Multiple Calgary and land only opportunities 53.6 km from Red for future Deer. residential, commercial,

- Volunteer - Licenced Fire and Day Medical Care. Department

- Over

and

40

industrial

active store

expansions.

fronts and home-based businesses.

- Ample - Volunteer year-round Fire outdoor and activities. Medical Home Department to

- Active Chamber of Commerce

the Alix Lake, 6.3 km Nature Trail, Heritage

- Ample year-round outdoor activities.

- Centrally located under 200 kms between Edmonton and

Park, Centennial Park, Campground, several

playgrounds Home to and the more! Alix Lake, 6.3 km Nature

Calgary and only 53.6 km from Red Deer.

- Local extra-curricular Trail, Heritage activities Park, Centennial including Pond Park,

Hockey, Campground, Figure Skating, several Dance playgrounds Club, and and

Taekwondo.

more!

- Seniors Drop-in Centre, Community Resource

Centre,

- Local

Arena,

extra-curricular

Community Hall,

activities

Agriculture

including

Grounds, Pond and Hockey, many more Figure volunteer Skating, and Dance

community-based Club, and Taekwondo.

groups.

- Seniors Drop-in Centre, Community

- Over 40 active store fronts and home-based businesses.

Big

Resource Centre,

‘Happy

Arena, Community

Face’

Hall, Agriculture Grounds, and many

more volunteer and community-based

welcomes customers

groups.

Bill Rock and his wife Kim opened the Highway 13 in Amisk, Ab., so if you

Amisk C-Store in May of 2013. They knew want good old-fashioned friendly

there was a need for this type of convenience

service and yummy homemade

store in the area so they decided to food, drive on down and look for the

fill that need.

Big Happy Face.

The store is open from 6 am to 7 pm We serve soft ice cream, milkshakes,

daily. They provide the community with

twisters and most recently

basic groceries, take out foods and lots of now introducing PIZZA.

candy. The large variety of sandwiches

Check us

and subs, along with salads and hot dogs

out on

are all homemade in-store. They also sell

homemade baking.

Facebook!

They like to be part of the community

events and provide the subs for the sub

day at the local elementary school.

The store has nine part-time employees.

Bill Rock is also the go-to plumber for

the area with six employees working for

him in the service part of that. He also

sells a small amount of plumbing supplies

at the back of the store.

The Amisk C-Store is located on

C-Store Hrs: 6 am -7 pm daily • 780-865-3734


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Ampko Electric: Supporting community programming

Ampko Electric, based in Stettler,

Alta. is currently a second-generation

business with owner Kirk

Blake, spending many years

learning the tricks of the trade from

his father Owen.

The company prides itself on

being able to give back to the community

that has supported it for so

long.

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“Bar Harbour Camp, Heartland

Youth Centre and youth sport programs

are things

we strive to support

consistently but

there are countless

other causes we

have given to over

the years,” said

Blake.

As for education,

Kirk does not fall

short having

worked in the electrical

field since

1994.

He received his Journeyman

Electrician/Red Seal Certification

in 2005, Electrical Masters

Certification in 2009, Professional

Electrical Contractor designation in

2012, and completed an Alberta Blue

Seal (Competencies in Business) in

2013.

Ampko, which employs an

average of four electricians, is a

full-service Electrical Contractor

working in the residential,

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info@ampkoelectric.ca

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commercial and industrial fields,

focusing on construction, renovations,

upgrades, service and

maintenance as well as being the

authorised area dealer for Kohler

Generators.

“I think our commitment to comprehensive

upfront pricing is what

sets us apart. We’d rather bid every

aspect of a job to a worst-case scenario

and not get the job than bid

low and have an unhappy customer

that didn’t get what they

wanted from our interaction

or was shocked

by the cost. Many, many

times our final invoice

is below the quoted

amount,” said Blake.

“We have had a wonderful

relationship with

East Central Alberta for

40 years and hope to

continue that for many

years to come.”

Extensive line of CBD products

by Treena Mielke

The Bakedery, owned by Jodie

Brokopp, is a creative mix of tradition

and progressive thinking.

Situated in the original upgraded

extracted from marijuana plants as an

oil or powder, does not create a ‘high’

effect or any form of intoxication.

“We offer many products containing

CBD that have proven to help people

Jodie encourages everyone to stop

by The Bakedery.

“Come in and see what we are all

about. Ask questions. We want to educate

and help people. Customer

and modernized Bashaw post office, with all kinds of ailments. We have service is No. 1 to me.”

6118 the 50th Bakedery Ave., offers the Stettler, latest in cannabis

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Jodie employs five staff at The

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Bakedery. The store is open Monday

products.

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Jodie noted that customers have and Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.,

Jodie, a pipeline welder by trade, reported CBD has helped with anxiety Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and

received a business license for The symptoms and pain relief. Hearing Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. and

Bakedery in April 2020. With the such positive feedback from his customers

is important to Jodie.

Jodie was born and raised on a farm

Sunday, 12 – 6 p.m.

country under siege with COVID, info@burmacmechanical.com

he

was motivated to open the business by “I want to help people and make life near Bashaw. He has three daughters

the belief that such shops would www.burmacmechanical.com

one better for them. I am happy to know and three grandchildren and loves

day be considered essential services.

He opened his doors on Valentine’s

Day of this year.

The Bakedery offers cannabis and

cannabis products including flowers,

edibles and beverages, The store also

carries pre rolls and accessories.

While many people associate cannabis

with getting high, Jodie explains

that cannabidiol (CBD), which is

how it helps them so I can use the feedback

to help others.”

riding his Harley Davidson in his

spare time.

info@burmacmechanical.com

www.burmacmechanical.com

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118 50th Ave., Stettler, AB T0C 2L2

Ave., Stettler, AB T0C 2L2

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Looking into joining one of our

Independent living lodges?

All 3 of our lodges offer a variety of rooms to best suit your needs:

Make it your

home away from home!

T:4.2192”

03-742-5208Resident Lodges!

742-5208

urmacmechanical.com

info@burmacmechanical.com

rmacmechanical.com

www.burmacmechanical.com

studio single rooms, couple’s rooms

and one-bedroom suites.

• Special Occasion Celebrations

• Theme Days

• Entertainment and Activities

• New Friends - more socializing

• Handibus Available.

• 24 hour non-medical staff on site

• Delicious Homecooked Meals

• Weekly Housekeeping, Linens provided

• Building Security

• Beautiful Grounds to Enjoy

• Peace of Mind

• Onsite Services: Hair Salon; Foot Care;

Hearing Clinic; Scheduled Home Care

Celebrating Together

County of Stettler Housing Authority is

excited and proud to be celebrating

milestone anniversaries of our Senior

Heart Haven Lodge 62 nd Anniversary

Willow Creek Lodge 30 th Anniversary

Paragon Place 20 th Anniversary

County of Stettler

Housing Authority

Contact our Resident Services Manager for more information

Call Elaine @ 403-742-6195

Applications can be picked up at all three lodges at any time.

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We are looking for positive,

energetic, caring individuals

to join our team.

Heart Haven Lodge, Paragon Place Lodge & Willow Creek Lodge

Great people making a difference every day.

We offer very competitive

wage, enjoyable and fun work

environment and an

opportunity to make a

positive difference in the lives

of seniors.

We love working at the Lodge

because we have the

opportunity to be a part of

the resident’s everyday lives.

We always have fun and we all

become like family!

County of Stettler Housing Authority

Contact Human Resources Manager Sylvie Tremblay at 403-742-9220

Applications can be picked up at all three lodges at any time.

Come be a part

of something

special!


Page 6B Business Profile 2022

Castor Value Drug Mart

experiences evolution

The Castor Value Drug Mart, currently

run by Randy Kary, his wife

and daughter, has been around since

1917, providing quality service in a

number of areas.

The Kary’s purchased the business

from Mike Bain Jr. in 2008 and

have lived in Castor since 1991.

They currently have up to 11 full

time and part time staff as well as

the occasional summer student who

seeks mentorship or other

experience.

Two staff are pharmacists, both

with a history of living in the area.

“We’ve continued the

business and remained

viable and remained

busy,” said Kary.

Randy is the owner of

the operation but he has a strong

background in pharmacy education.

He graduated from the University

of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science

in Pharmacy. Once out of school, he

worked at the Castor Value Drug

Mart under the previous owners.

He is now the head pharmacist at

the Drug Mart as well as owner.

Randy’s wife, takes care of miscellaneous

jobs as co-owner, while his

daughter Nicole is the storefront

manager.

Since taking ownership, Randy

has noticed a few changes

5106 50 Ave, Castor, AB • (403) 882-3055

surrounding the business, all the

better to reflect the population he

serves.

What used to be the standard

filling of prescriptions and customer

education has evolved into blister

pack units and safe injection spaces

for vaccines.

“We do all kinds of injections, vaccinations,

and that kind of stuff

including the flu vaccine,” said

Randy.

Castor Value Drug Mart also

caters to the local lodge that houses

roughly 50 people by providing

upfront service to

those that require

more help.

They supply medications

for them as well.

Pharmasave Clive more than just a pharmacy

by Treena Mielke

Pharmasave Clive, a busy little pharmacy

located in the heart of downtown

Clive, has more than helped fill the gap of

health care services in the area.

Owned by prescribing pharmacists,

Mehul Patel and Ketul Patel, Pharmasave

Clive opened its doors in Feb. 2021 after

the men recognized the need for such a

service in the area.

It is a move that has proved to be mutually

beneficial to community, and the

business continues to thrive. In fact, two

additional local jobs were created.

“Everyone has been so

warm and welcoming,”

Mehul said. “In the one

and a half years we have

been open we could not

be happier with the support

of the whole

a smaller community, he chose Clive

just because there was an accessible

healthcare professional available in the

community.

At Pharmasave Clive, Mehul is

authorized to write prescriptions for a

Clive

minor ailment or administer vaccines

and injections.

“I am also able to refer patients to

physicians or virtual doctors when I

can’t assess them. I act as a liaison

between the patient and the doctor and

help fill in the gaps in health care.”

Mehul explained that setting up a

patient with a virtual doctor is a great

option for people who may not be able to

physically meet with their physician or

do not have a family physician.

of your own home. It’s a good option,” he

said. Mehul explained that by using the

video call feature on your phone you

can show signs of visible physical ailments

to the online doctor.

Online doctors can prescribe medications

such as antibiotics, medicated

creams, eye, and ear drops and renew

your regular medications.

Helping Mehul at the pharmacy is

Jessica Schmidt, a pharmacy assistant.

“Her role is equally important,” said

Patel. “We are a team, and we work

together to make sure everyone’s needs

are being met.”

Pharmasave Clive is open Monday to

Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sundays 10

a.m. – 2 p.m. We are also in Mirror

every Wednesday 10am to 12pm

The pharmacy carries a full stock of

over-the-counter items including toiletry

items, cough and cold medication,

vitamins, pain relief medication, home

cleaning items, M&M frozen foods,

gifts, online shopping and much more.

community.”

Mehul Patel

He was especially

(pharmacist)

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Business Profile 2022

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Dean’s Machine Inc. is a multipurpose

machine shop ready to tackle any

project thrown their

way.

Based in Stettler,

Dean Hewlett started

the business in 1997

with his wife Sophie.

They came from

humble beginnings,

having their shop in a

2,500 square foot

facility before

upgrading to a 4,000

square foot shop in

2000.

By 2015, they added

For services, Dean’s Machine Inc.

offers a wide variety.

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lathework, drilling, milling, grinding,

welding, repairs for agriculture and

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parts from scratch.

His love for this industry stems from

“the satisfaction that

comes from the challenge

of repairing

something or building

something from scratch

using different ideas and

materials,” said Dean.

Four staff are on hand

and three of them are

journeyman machinists

including the seasoned

business owner.

Between the four, customers

can expect a

minimum of 65 years

experience when combining

their talents and

time working.

“We appreciate all of

the support over the years from

everyone,” said Dean.

For more detail, please call the

shop at 403-742-8822.

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Page 8B attached is an example to create something Business for me. Profile 2022

If you can use my business colors of yellow, blue and green.

Obviously my logo and address

(104 Fox Lake Trail, Hanna, AB, T0J 1P0)

Website is hannahypnosis.ca

Can find us on FB under Hanna Hypnosis and Weight Loss

Andrea Heilman

403-857-9657

The top phrase can be changed to;

Proficient Reputation Known from

West to East

From an Air Stream being brought from

Kelowna to providing services on units in

Ontario, plus doing work all across Alberta -

Heartland RV Medic is well known for their

quality repairs and maintenance expertise. The

addition of another mobile unit is giving them the

ability to meet the needs of customers in a more

timely fashion.

They offer complete and comprehensive service

for all classes of motorhomes, holiday trailers,

stock trailers/horse trailers and utility trailers.

This includes rebuilding the treasured family

fifth wheel.

There is over 50 years of combined experience

in the RV industry with three certified techs and

an apprentice.

Heartland RV Medic is a warranty and insurance

company approved repair facility.

With the fully equipped mobile units, they can

respond to customers virtually across the province.

“We can come to you, or you can come to us,”

said Braun.

Mobile RV service is not only necessary noted

Braun, but allows him to service a huge geographic

area. Many RV owners appreciate

door-to-door service so their valuable investment

doesn’t have to be moved back and forth for

service.

The permanent base in Stettler is easy to find

and easily accessible. It offers a large showroom

allowing a full line of parts and accessories from

‘hitch to tail lights’. “There is plenty of room to

work on your unit providing the highest possible

service,” added Braun.

Watch for our customer appreciation in the

spring of 2023 with lots of specials before camping

season including information sessions. Watch the

ECA Review this winter for more information.

Contact Heartland RV Medic for all your service

needs.

4608-44 Ave. Stettler

403-742-1209 www.heartlandmedic.com Heartland RV Medic


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STAY WITH IT

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Regardless of how many sessions

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and Weight Loss

Lamontagne & Son Holdings Ltd.

Maurice and Marion

Lamontagne started the

over 55 years ago hauling

grain and gravel in the

Coronation area.

Their son

Dennis and his

sister Vonda are

managing the

company now.

They are based in

Coronation but will go

throughout east Central

Alberta. With three

trucks and a Super B, if

you need gravel or your

grain hauled then

Dennis Lamontagne is

the one to call.

Gravel Hauling & Super B Grain Hauling

403-575-5468 dlamontagne@telus.net

4109 Victoria Ave, Box 372, Coronation AB T0C 1C0


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LEGACY

DRILLING

LTD.

Trusted to do a good job

Jeff Southworth got into the water

well drilling business 21 years ago. At

first it was simply because he needed a

job, but then he discovered that this was

work that he really enjoyed doing.

Jeff worked for Lousana Water Wells

for 17 years. In the spring of 2019 bought

Legacy Water Well Drilling based in

Hanna, Alberta and moved the office to

Delburne. He now services the large

area of east central Alberta from Rocky

Mountain House to the Saskatchewan

border.

Legacy Drilling Ltd. will drill a new

well for you or fix and repair pumps and

wells. “If I can't fix it then it is probably

a major problem that can't be fixed,”

said Jeff.

Being the business owner can be a

real challenge but it has renewed his

passion for the job.

He gets real pleasure seeing that

water come up out of the ground. It

makes him feel good to know that the

well he drilled is going to help a farmer

get water to his livestock.

His customers quickly see that he can

be trusted to do a good job and most

become good friends.

Legacy Drilling Ltd. is a family run

company. Jeff and his wife Alison have

three sons. The oldest at 21 has grown

up and moved away from home, but the

two youngest at ages 17 and 15 are still

home and help Dad whenever they can.

Jeff also likes to keep one extra worker

on staff.

Jeff and his family would like to

thank all of their customers for all the

support they have been given over the

last few years.

Legacy Drilling Ltd. will be here

for you whenever you need them for

many years to come.

Water Wells • Pasture Wells • Drilling and Servicing

Phone: 403-854-0172 • Hanna, AB Phone: 403-396-2254 • Delburne, AB E-Mail: legacydrillingltd@outlook.com

Lougheed has something to offer in all seasons

Incorporated in 1911, the Village was named

after the late Senator James Lougheed, grandfather

to former Premier Peter Lougheed.

“The Friendly Village”, with a population of

almost 300, located along Hwy 13 and on the

Canadian Pacific Railway, is an hour’s drive east

of Camrose, and two hours southeast of

Edmonton.

Lougheed’s trading area has a diversified economic

base, with traditional roots in both

agriculture and the oilfield industry, and has

promise for future growth and prosperity.

Lougheed is home to both commercial and industrial

business, providing products and services to

the community and area, including a grocery

store, banking, Diamond J Bakery, costume

rental, machinery dealerships, agri-retail business,

and water well drilling. Lougheed has a

liquor store backside of the grocery store called -

Tippy’s Liquor Store, a new restaurant - Ma N Pa’s

Family Restaurant and Cold Treats. The Lougheed

Seed Cleaning Plant has built a new modernized

facility, opening in 2017 and greatly adding to the

northern horizon of the village.

Lougheed Ag Society will be celebrating its

100th Fair on August 12, 2023. The Royal Canadian

Legion Branch in Lougheed is named in remembrance

of Victoria Cross recipient, C.J. Kinross .

Private Kinross’s citation shows that “throughout

the day he showed marvelous coolness and

courage, fighting with the utmost aggressiveness

against heavy odds until he was seriously

wounded.” Private Kinross single-handedly

knocked out a machine gun crew.

The Legion Hall’s “Wall of Honour” proudly

displays the framed photos and biographies

of over 60 Veterans from the Lougheed area,

including Victoria Cross recipient C.J.

Kinross, immortalizing those who participated

in the World Wars. The Wall of Honour

is a unique and cherished statement to the

pride of this community and the honour

bestowed for our military residents.

If you are in the area, make sure to stop in

and enjoy the food and warm hospitality. For

residents and visitors alike, the Village has

something to offer in all seasons. Spring,

summer and fall, you will find two campgrounds

and picnic locations, trout pond,

model aircraft field, museum, four regulation

baseball diamonds, a walking trail and an

annual Agricultural Fair held in August.

During the winter, the “hub of activity” is

at the Lougheed Field House with its 24-hour

gym and a variety of ongoing activities and

indoor sports, as well as the curling rink.

Olympic champion, Kevin Martin started

his curling career in Lougheed throwing

rocks many nights after school.

Lougheed has a very active community life,

with ample opportunity to participate in the

Village’s many community service organizations

and social groups. Bingos, socials and other community

events are held in the community hall, as

well as the Seniors’ Centre and Lions’ Den.

The Community Society hosts an oldfashion

Christmas every year. On a

Saturday before Christmas, you can join the

fun for a tree decorating contest, old fashioned

games, exhibits, Mrs. Claus has a

kitchen with goodies and, of course, Santa

Claus makes an appearance to present the

children with goodies.

Within the last few years, Lougheed has

become home to the largest population of

‘Mexican Mennonites’ within the Flagstaff

region. To accommodate this population as

they deal with their new Canadian home, the

citizens of Lougheed have initiated events

and enterprises to ensure a smooth transition

to their new chosen home.

Lougheed, “The Friendly Village”, has

room to grow, with both residential and commercial

lots available for development.

For further information, visit

www.VillageofLougheed.ca, or

contact the Village Office at 780-386-3970.


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Delicious cuisine, down home hospitality

by Treena Mielke

Annie Mae Cummer had not

much more than a shoestring budget

and a dream to go on when she

opened Mae’s Kitchen on Feb. 5,

2018.

“I had a dream of opening a

restaurant and I borrowed $800 from

my husband, and I went for it,” she

recalled.

For Annie Mae, who is not one to

shy away from a challenge, the

meagre start up funds combined

with hard work and excellent business

sense proved to be all that was

needed to turn her dream into

reality.

Customers who stop by Mae’s

Kitchen, located in the heart of

downtown Mirror, can be sure they

will be treated to a healthy dose of

old-fashioned hospitality along with

delicious cuisine.

“We are a downhome restaurant,”

said Annie. “We serve good food, not

fast food. We are all about healthy

eating and, along with our regular

meals, we also offer the choice of

gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and

vegetarian dishes.

The 24-seat restaurant is open

daily serving customers from

Sunday to Wednesday from 7 a.m. to

7 p.m. and from Thursday to

Saturday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Restaurant

hours do not change in the winter.

Mae’s Kitchen

5303-50 Ave., Mirror, AB

403-788-2082

maecummer@gmail.com

Facebook - Mae’s Kitchen

Annie, who was the main cook at

another local restaurant before

opening her own business and had

worked in other restaurants previously,

is a people person who enjoys

getting to know her customers.

“Everyone is welcome in our

restaurant, no matter what their

beliefs are.”

Annie is proud and pleased that

she has hardworking, loyal staff.

“During COVID, we followed all

the rules and only had takeout when

it was required, but not one person

got laid off and no one missed a

paycheck.”

Annie’s husband, Dennis has now

come on board to help with Mae’s

Kitchen and a part time cook has

also been hired.

Annie and Dennis have lived in

Mirror for 12 years and love the

community.

“We have made our home here

and we are very happy here,” said

Annie.

Solution to your hearing concerns

Over 4 years ago Maxine started

out on a grand adventure moving out

of Calgary to Three Hills and opening

her first hearing aid office. It’s been

an incredible journey that just keeps

getting better with the opening of her

second office in Hanna. She is splitting

her time between the two offices

with Monday, Tuesday and

Wednesdays in Three Hills and

Thursday and Fridays in Hanna.

Maxine began her career in

Edmonton in 1986. In 1997 she

accepted a position that brought her

to Calgary. Her last position was at

the Calgary Ear Center where she

worked with a team of specialists providing

a one stop approach to hearing

health care offering everything from

counseling, Tinnitus management,

hearing aids, to surgical solutions for

clients.

Although she found the work

extremely rewarding she also found

the pace of an ever growing city a bit

overwhelming and longed to slow

things down, which brought her to

Three Hills.

The overwhelming response to her

much needed services has enabled her

to again expand with the addition of

another practitioner, Jenny Tullikopf.

Look for their new location opening in

Drumheller in January of 2023.

Maximum Hearing is a privately

owned and operated hearing clinic in

Three Hills and Hanna, Alberta. We

continue to provide hearing services

413 Main Street Three Hills, Alberta

119 2nd Ave. West, Hanna, Alberta

(403) 443-2288

1 (888) 536-MAXX (6299)

hello@maximumhearing.ca

in a relaxed, friendly environment

with the goal to provide you with a

solution to your hearing concerns

using the latest technology at an

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Page 12B Business Profile 2022

No job is too big or too small

for Metalex Metal Buildings Inc.

by Treena Mielke or doghouse or something much

Metalex Metal Buildings Inc. is a larger. Metalex is big enough to

family owned and operated manufacturing

handle even the most challenging

and construction company jobs, yet small enough to make

with an impressive history of topnotch

every client feel like part of the

customer service and

Metalex family,” she said.

high-quality products.

Metalex buildings are custom

Metalex is dedicated to quality built for a variety of diverse applications

products and performance and has

including energy sector

successfully maintained CSA A660 building envelopes, commercial and

certification since 2011.

industrial warehouses and storage

The company is committed to providing

solutions, agricultural applications,

their clients with superior and residential and recreational

products, unparalleled service, and projects. They also fabricate a

affordable building solutions. handful of projects that they keep in

“We believe you are only as good stock throughout the year.

as your last job,” said Lorisa Brower, In 2014, Metalex constructed a

owner/general manager.

polyurethane panel manufacturing

For Metalex, no job is too big or facility on their Stettler site,

too small.

and since then, they have

“We are all about

Metalex

customization

Metal Buildings

been

Inc.

producing

is a family

some

owned

of the

and new frontiers. We and will operated make business any highest right in quality, Stettler affordable that

kind or size of metal engineers building metal you buildings, polyurethane including panels selfframing,

the

a rabbit polyurethane hutch industry panel, and offers. rigid frame

require whether it be

for almost any application you can imagine. mmbi.ca | 403.742.1300

Not only do we provide our products to the

oil, gas and mining industry, but we can also

provide commercial applications such as

warehouses by Treena Mielke and storage – Stettler sheds, supplies and also stock janitorial

such and safety as barns, supplies, fire

NAPA Auto Parts agricultural – Stettler, applications

owned and operated animal by Don shelters, and chicken extinguishers, coops, garages oil, chemicals, and and

Kerry Petersen, is a one-stop shop more. They provide annual inspections

and certifications for fire

workshops. Want something else? We can

with a large inventory that includes

a full line of Napa auto

also

parts,

provide

vehicle

garden sheds,

extinguishers.

dog houses, ice

accessories, shop supplies, fishing shacks, welding trailer skirting, NAPA Auto garbage Parts bins, – Stettler serves

supplies, body shop hunting supplies blinds, and drink customers coolers, from to name the Stettler a and the

including body panels, few. tools, as well surrounding area reaching as far

as janitorial and safety supplies. east as the Saskatchewan border.

They are also a distributor The next for time many you need The something friendly team built, at give Napa has more

lines of bulk oil including us a call. Klondike Our skilled than staff a just hundred might be years able of automotive

Lubricants. to create something for experience you that is and unique, several years of

NAPA-Auto Parts - Stettler, experience in the agricultural, oilfield

and industrial business sectors.

locally made and with the quality that our

located at 4902 – 43rd Ave. is a busy

customers have come to expect and enjoy.

They continually look for

Metalex will complete

the design, fabrication and

erection of self-framing

polyurethane panel buildings,

supply and construct

pre-engineered building

systems, provide industrial insulation,

cladding and pipe/tank/vessel

wrapping. Safety requirements and

quality control are always a priority

for Metalex.

Staff at Metalex will be happy to

assist clients in selecting the right

building design, the most effective

engineering, and the proper fabrication/erection

specifications to suit

their specific needs.

“The only limit is imagination. If

you have a great idea for how our

projects can serve your needs, reach

out and let us make it happen,” said

Lorisa. We have a custom solution

for every project.”

mmbi.ca | 403.742.1300

NAPA Auto Parts – Stettler – A One-Stop Shop

place and thanks to its large inventory

it can meet the needs

of all its customers from

automotive to agricultural

and even light industrial

needs. Napa also provides

industry leading warranties

recognized across

North America on many

parts.

NAPA Auto Parts

NAPA Auto Parts - Stettler

4902 - 43 Ave . Stettler , AB Ph: 403-742-6272 Cell: 403-916-4412

dpetersen@napacanada.com www.napacanada.com Owner: Don Petersen

opportunities to service their customers

better than they did the day

before. They especially enjoy

finding those challenging and hard

to find parts no one else can find,

many of which they stock!

The store is open from 7;30 a.m. to

5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:30

a.m. to 2 pm. on Saturdays.

Don and Kerry enjoy making

Stettler their home and donate to

many local causes and volunteer

where they can for local projects.

Napa Auto Parts Stettler thanks

everyone for their continued support

since taking over Woodys

Automotive and welcomes

everyone to stop in

for a visit and to see what

they have to offer. Also

there will be some

exciting changes coming

to the store in the future,

so stay tuned for those as

well and stop back

regularly!


Business Profile 2022

Page 13B

Paintearth Lodge - “Because we care”

Seniors housing is immensely

important in the mental, emotional,

social and physical well-being of the

elderly. For Paintearth Lodge, an

independent supportive living

centre in Castor, maintaining

affordable and high-quality residences

for the comfort and wellness

of their patrons is their top priority.

Paintearth Lodge offers a wealth

of support for the Seniors as well as

their families; a social and healthy

environment to alleviate loneliness

and encourage independence. The

facility offers many services

including nutritious meals,

housekeeping, activities, and maintenance

free housing. They also

encourage community participation

with their popular Gathering Room,

games and exercise rooms, and a

kitchenette for family/friend gatherings.

Always promoting a healthy

quality of life.

Phone 403 882 3244 for an appointment or tour. Ask for Trudy.

Before

After

Full service

automotive

restoration

Passion Customs & Accessories is a

fully licensed automotive restoration shop

with over 100 years of combined experience

located just outside of Stettler, AB.

Specializing in full restoration including

but not limited to mechanical, full engine,

transmission and rear end rebuilds,

complete car wiring, paint and body work.

There is a full engine machine shop on site.

Also offering professional

vehicle appraisals for all

makes and models as well as

insurance inspections.

With a wide variety of suppliers

we also offer a full line of

performance and restoration parts

at reasonable prices.

We offer a wide variety of services and a

personalized experience for all of our

customers.

Custom Engine Builds

Mechanical

Full Engine

Transmission Rebuilds

Wiring • Paint

Body • Appraisals

Insurance Inspections

Passion Custo ms

& Acc essori es

403-742-8797

funnycar@hotmail.ca

www.passioncustoms.com

Stettler, AB


Page 14B Business Profile 2022

Treated like family

Here at Dr. Patel Family Dentistry,

we provide the best Oral Care for our

patients and their family as our primary

goal.

We offer a wide range of services

including restorative, crowns, bridge

and invisalign, and are always

happy to welcome new patients.

We follow the Alberta Fee Guide

and provide direct/manual billing to

insurance companies, providing payment

plan options.

Dr. Viral Patel graduated with his

Doctor of Dental Surgery at New

York University in 2013 and has been

practicing in Stettler since 2016.

His team consists of two

Dental Hygienists: Sara Hegberg and

Kelli Hoopfer; seven Registered

Dental Assistants: Karen Sorensen,

Kennedy Rost, Miranda Parker, Kyla

Johnston, Rebecca Jensen, Amy

Helgeson and Shaunna Ackerman

(who is also the front end Dental

Administrator).

Please come visit us with your

entire family as we look forward to

meeting your every need!

Dr. Patel Family Dental

4906-51st Stettler, Alberta • Ph. 403 742 6741

Back row left to right: Karen

Sorenson, Kelli Hoopfer,

Kyla Johnston, Miranda

Mailer, Sara Hegberg. Front

row Left to right: Shaunna

Ackerman, Dr. Patel, Amy

Helgeson, Rebecca Jensen.


Business Profile 2022

Serving Albertans for over 30 Years

Page 15B

Rockpile Plumbing is a family

owned and orientated small business

based out of Amisk, Alberta,

southeast of Hardisty on Hwy. #13.

Having a team of six professionals

with combined construction and

maintenance experience of nearly

100 years Rockpile is your go to team

for your problems or project.

Whether you are putting in a

kitchen tap, renovating your bathroom,

building a house or shop, or

upgrading a whole street of water

and sewer mains we are your

solution.

Rockpile Plumbing services home

owners, farms and feedlots and

municipal governments.

With a complete line of high efficiency

furnaces, on-demand hot

water tanks and designer fixtures

your project is only limited by your

imagination and budget. And if it is

broke our team will fix it for you.

ROCKPILE

PLUMBING

24-hr, 365-day emergency service.

5111-51 Ave (Box 59) Amisk, Alberta www.rockpile.ca

Office hours 7 a.m.to 2 p.m. Mon. to Fri.

Office Phone 780-856-2418 | Emergency Cell 780-806-1160

• Plumbing • Heating • Gasfitting • HVAC • Excavation •

• Furnaces • Hot Water Tanks • Boilers • Underfloor Heat • Septic Tank Repairs •

Peace of mind for your home, farm or business

When it comes to feeling safe and

secure, electricity is one of the last

things that comes to your mind, yet

Matthew Morris of Sirrom Wiring

and Electrical Services Ltd. thinks

about it all the time.

For over 28 years, Matthew has

been working with local contractors

and energy suppliers to

provide power to much of the local

area and has honed his skills to be

an expert in the many capacities of

electrical services. Knowing that

most people don’t think twice when

they turn on a switch, Matt and his

staff take care to follow all safety

code standards and comply with

regulatory mandates ensuring you

and your loved ones are safe.

Starting the family run business

in 2016 was a dream come true and

as the business grows, so do the

options of energy they provide.

From residential to commercial,

agricultural and industrial, Sirrom

Wiring not only provides new

builds and renos but now offers surveillance

camera sales and installs,

Cummins Power Generators and

new energy efficient options such as

Solar PV and Electric Vehicle (EV)

chargers.

irrom Wiring

and Electrical Services Ltd.

403-742-1676

www.sirromwiring.com

Service with Integrity

Based in Stettler, Alberta, Sirrom

Wiring services all of Central

Alberta with no mileage charges.

From as far as Delia to Heisler,

Spruce View to Coronation; Sirrom

Wiring has provided services to a

variety of clients earning their

trust from word of mouth. No distance

is too far to make sure your

power supply is uninterrupted

when you need it the most.

For all jobs big or small, starting

from design to completion, Matt

and his staff keep their clients

informed making sure their needs

are not only met, but exceeded.

Sirrom Wiring has made it their

focus to earn your trust through

superior service, skilled workmanship

and competitive pricing while

keeping safety first of mind.

Next time you are in need of electrical

expertise, call on Sirrom

Wiring and Electrical Services Ltd.

They provide Service with

Integrity.


Page 16B Business Profile 2022

Stettler Building

Supplies 2022

Another year later and Stettler Building

Supplies is almost at our five year anniversary.

What would we do without our

customers and our community, who have

been such a tremendous support! Also our

team – there are some changes in faces,

but not in service! Thank you to those who

help us fulfill our motto: “Where Quality

and service still count!”

Contact Stettler Building Supplies at

403-743-0684, or check out the website at

www.stettlerbuildingsupplies.ca (new site

currently in development) or the store

in-person for all of your building needs.

Stettler Building Supplies Ltd.

Stettler Building Supplies Ltd.

4201 - 49th Ave Stettler, AB TOC 2LO Office: 403-743-0684

sales@stettlerbuildingsupplies.ca www.stettlerbuildingsupplies.ca

Stettler Medi-Aesthetics uses latest technology

by Treena Mielke

As its name suggests Stettler

Medi-Aesthetics, owned, and managed

by Alicia Kneeland-Teasdale, is

more than just a spa.

“In the beauty world we would fall

somewhere between the dermatologist

and a spa,” said Alicia. “Our

mission at Stettler Medi-Aesthetics

is to improve your self-esteem

through confidence boosting treatments

and luxurious spa services.

We use the latest technology to meet

your aesthetic needs,”

Alicia opened her doors on July

15, 2021, after she realized there

was a need locally for such a service.

During COVID she took an

eight-week course online and a

practicum in Regina specializing in

medical aesthetics.

An experienced esthetician, who

teaches cosmetology at William E.

Hay High School, Alicia is motivated

by a desire to provide beauty

treatments which help people

enhance their self esteem and

confidence.

Stettler Medi-Aesthetics offers

body contouring, laser hair

removal, permanent makeup, photofacials,

electrolysis, medical grade

peels, facials, pedicures, artificial

nails, micro needling and dermaplaning.

They also do skin

rejuvenation services such as skin

tightening, rosacea and cellulite

treatments.

Paramedical tattooing, tiny tattoos,

permanent makeup, diabetic

and senior footcare are also offered

4822 50th St

Stettler, AB

T0C 2L0

Stettler Medi-Aesthetics

Call or Book Online

1-403-743-0500

stettlermedicalaesthetics.com

at Stettler Medi-Aesthetics.

As well as Alicia, Stettler Medi-

Aesthetics has two practitioners and

a medical director on staff.

The shop is open Monday to

Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Alicia invites anyone who is interested

in learning more about Stettler

Medi-aesthetics to stop in.

“Come in and ask questions, educate

yourself on the possibilities. We

would love to help you if we can.”

Alicia and her husband, David live

at White Sands at Buffalo Lake.

They have an 11-year-old son

Zachary and a Border Collie named

Midnight. Stepson Stephen and his

partner Amanda have a little boy,

Oliver, who is not quite a year old.

Alicia loves to garden and sing

karaoke and also had a role in a

production by Heartland Arts

Troupe Society called ‘Play On’ a

few years ago.

She graduated from William E.

Hay High School in 1998.


Business Profile 2022

Page 17B

Forty-one years of support

Both donor and customer support over 41 years has enabled the Superfluity Thrift Shop to make donations back to

.

the community. Our store has donated over one million dollars ($1,000,000) to the following:

ISTAR

Juvenile Diabetes Research

Kidney Foundation, Alberta

Kidsport

Liver Foundation, Alberta

Lung Association, Alberta

MS Society, Alberta

Music Festival

Mustard Seed, Calgary

Mustard Seed, Edmonton

Mustard Seed, Red Deer

Red Deer Hospice

Red Deer Women’s Shelter

Ronald MacDonald House, Calgary

Ronald MacDonald House,

Edmonton

Ronald MacDonald House, Red Deer

Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund

STARS

Seniors Lodges

Steel Wheel Stampede

Stettler Christmas Hamper

Stettler and District Ambulance

Stettler and District Library

Alberta's Children’s Hospital

Alberta Cancer Fund

ALS Alberta

Alzheimer Society, Alberta

Association of Communities Against

Abuse

Big Valley School

Botha School

Byemoor Education Society

Camrose Women’s Shelter

Christ King Catholic School

Crisis Aide

Cystic Fibrosis Alberta

Catholic Women’s League

Donalda Community for the Arts

Donalda and District Museum

Donalda School

Erskine Quilters

Erskine School

Handibus, Stettler

Heartland Stitchers

Heartland and Stroke, Alberta

Heartland Youth Centre

Hospice Society, Stettler

Stettler Elementary School

Stettler Fire Department

Stettler Food Bank

Stettler Heath Services

Stettler Hospice

Stettler Hospital Physio

Stettler Regional Child Care

Stettler Stitchers

Stettler Variety Showcase

Stollery Children’s Health Centre

United Church Women

Victims Services

Wm. E. Hay Secondary Campus

We are grateful to each and

everyone, Thank-You!

SUPERFLUITY

Thrift Shop

4832-50St Stettler • 403.742.0697

About Us

Waste Connections is one of Canada’s

largest full-service, vertically integrated

waste management companies, providing

nonhazardous solid waste collection, recycling,

composting, renewable energy production

and landfill disposal services to commercial,

industrial, municipal and residential customers.

We are here to serve

Offering

promising

careers

Supporting

sustainable

initiatives

Participating

in our

communities

www.CoronationLandfill.com

403-578-3299


Page 18B Business Profile 2022

Whistle Stop Cafe offers food,

coffee, friendship and so much more

by Treena Mielke

After 20 years of working in the

·oil patch, Chris Scott was ready lo

make a lifestyle change and embark

on a new and completely different

path on his own life journey.

“I was tired of the feast and

famine of the oil patch,” he said.

In July of 2019, Chris decided to

take the first step on this new path.

He purchased the

Whistle Stop Cafe in

Mirror, Alberta.

He re-located from

Campbell River, BC in

2000 to rural Alberta

armed with hope, a

dream, and a vision for

the future. He also carried

with him the

optimism that with

hard work and determination

he could make

his dream come true.

There is no doubt

that hard work and

determination were

constant denominators

in Chris’s life, and

under the new ownership,

the Whistle Stop

Cafe flourished.

Later, Chris’s sister,

Melodie and her family

moved to Alberta to

help with the growing

business.

Located at the junction

of highways 21 and

50, the cafe became a

popular destination for

customers looking for a

delicious home cooked

meal or simply wanting the chance

to enjoy a savory cup of coffee and a

scrumptious piece of pie.

Accustomed to demanding work

and long hours, Chris not only kept

his cafe open almost 24 hours daily,

he expanded the RV park beside the

cafe lo include nine fully serviced

camping stalls and 15 unserviced

sites while continuing to offer food,

fuel and camping specials.

And, finally, as a way to help

people through the covid restrictions,

he built a drive-in movie

theatre with the space to accommodate

about two hundred cars.

“It proved to be hugely popular, he

said. ·we have had nearly 500 people

Home cooked meals, convenience, fuel,

propane exchange, RV Park

Junction Highways 21 & 50 (Truck Stop), Mirror, AB

Open 6:30am-9pm daily

403.788.2221

here just for movie nights!”

Chris’s hard work, determination

and zeal was really beginning to pay

off for the young businessman, when

COVID hit and the government-imposed

restrictions on indoor dining

came into place.

The new restrictions shell

shocked the entire country and

Chris was no exception.

Suddenly, he was faced with challenges

that he would never, even in

his wildest imagination, have predicted.

But, sometimes, ii is these

kinds of obstacles that cause an individual

to defy the odds and fight for

what they believe in.

And that’s exactly what Chris did.

And in the process, the

business became less

about dollars and cents

and more about hope,

freedom, and values

not only for himself,

but for many people

who were dealing with

their own struggles.

“In the beginning it

(The Whistle Stop) was

an investment, but it

became something so

much more than that.

“It really became a

symbol of hope.”

Even as he faced

legal action and closures,

he continued to

defy rules and regulations

surrounding

COVID and fought to

stay open.

Although reviews

were mixed, the core

support for his business

and what he stood

for never waivered. It

was during these turbulent

times that he

realized that the cafe

was more than just a

place for people to slop

and grab a burger.

“It was something to believe in. A

place to come and be yourself. A

refuge, really.”

We have had people from B.C.,

Saskatchewan, Ontario, from all

corners of Canada, and even from

overseas here.”


Business Profile 2022

Traveling 2022 and beyond

Cathy Wiechnik CTC (Certified Travel

Counselor) owns and operates XCURSIONS, a full

service, accredited and licensed travel agency

based in Consort, Alberta. The XCURSIONS team

includes travel professionals operating out of

Consort, Lethbridge and Calgary.

With the world close to the end of the

COVID-19 Pandemic, borders have opened up,

restrictions have lifted, and travelers are once

again free to embark on those journeys that were

put on hold. While travel is recovering, and most

things are getting “back to normal”, lessons the

industry has learned over the past two and a half

years have produced changes to how we explore

our world. Never before has the expertise of an

experienced travel professional been more

essential.

Over the past year, Wiechnik has traveled

extensively, including trips to Mexico, Jamaica,

San Francisco, Tahiti, Switzerland, Germany,

France and The Netherlands. While the airports,

particularly here in Canada, struggled to catch up

with the tsunami of travelers early on, the reality

is while things are definitely busy in these

airports, they are improving daily, and most

travelers are getting from A to B without

difficulties. These first hand experiences have

enabled Wiechnik to advise her clients on what

to expect now, and as travel continues to

rebound.

More than ever before, travel professionals

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trips like a week in sun destinations are still

booking quickly, many have decided the time is

NOW to take that Safari to Kenya, or extended

trip through Italy, or river cruise through Egypt,

or expedition cruise to the South Pole, or… This

trend is not only Canadian, it is worldwide, so

Wiechnik and her colleagues are urging their

clients to contact them as soon as possible when

they are ready to book these

once in a lifetime itineraries.

Space is limited. And, those

days of “sell offs” are long

gone -- the closer you book to

your departure date, the higher

the prices.

Even before the pandemic,

advisors including Wiechnik Cathy Wiechnik CTC

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have always recommended the purchase of

travel insurance. The unexpected always looms

over every trip, no matter how well planned, so

protecting yourself and your investment is

crucial. XCURSIONS offers Manulife Travel

Insurance, and includes insurance options with

every itinerary.

Over the next two years, XCURSIONS will be

offering some exclusive trips. These are private

small group journeys, and will include:

* “Walking in Burgundy 6 day tour, followed by

three days and nights in the City of Lights”

*“Ireland and Scotland”

*”Italy by Land and Sea”

If you are interested in obtaining information

about any of these exclusive adventures, or for

assistance with any of your travel needs please

email cathy@xcursions.ca. Or, you can call 855-

577-3092 toll free.

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