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When policing has dominated your<br />

adult life, retirement, for Todd<br />

Robertson, is a noun, not a verb.<br />

After 26 years with the Calgary<br />

Police Service (CPS), Linden area resident<br />

Robertson decided he was still<br />

young enough to make a contribution<br />

to the community.<br />

So he decided to join the RCMP and<br />

after an abbreviated training session<br />

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center, he became the newest member<br />

in the Three Hills detachment nearly a<br />

month ago.<br />

Detachment Commander Sgt. Jamie<br />

Day was pleased to welcome such an<br />

experienced officer. “I appreciate<br />

Todd’s ability,” he said, “to help me as<br />

a resource person. It takes some pressure<br />

off me.”<br />

Senior Constable Robertson, while<br />

primarily serving in Three Hills, will<br />

be available to fill in elsewhere, as<br />

assigned.<br />

His experience started in his early<br />

20s when he used his three years with<br />

a Scottish police force to begin his CPS<br />

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Letter .......................................... 2<br />

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Obituaries ..................... 7, 10 - 11<br />

Agriculture .......................... 8 - 12<br />

Agric. Real Estate ...................... 11<br />

Stettler county council .............. 12<br />

differences and changes to warrant<br />

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Three Hills RCMP Sgt. Jamie Day (left) with the detachment’s newest officer, former Calgary City Police officer Todd Robertson.<br />

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2 February <strong>29</strong>'24 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. <strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW<br />

VIEWPOINTS<br />

The opinions expressed are not necessarily<br />

the opinions of this newspaper.<br />

UCP says they will opt out of Pharmacare<br />

by Friends of Medicare<br />

On Friday, it was announced that<br />

the federal NDP and Liberals had<br />

reached a deal on Pharmacare that<br />

would include single-payer coverage of<br />

contraceptives and diabetes medication<br />

and equipment, with full details<br />

and draft legislation to be revealed<br />

this week. Yesterday, Alberta Health<br />

Minister Adrianne LaGrange’s office<br />

released a statement stating they<br />

already intend to opt out of the coming<br />

national Pharmacare plan, even<br />

before the details have been publicly<br />

announced.<br />

“By pre-empting their decision on<br />

Pharmacare even before the federal<br />

announcement is made, Danielle<br />

Smith’s government has made it clear<br />

they would rather play politics than<br />

MAIL BAG<br />

Village of<br />

Donalda<br />

terminates<br />

CAO<br />

Dear Editor,<br />

Mayor Booker and Coun. Nelson<br />

(not his choice) terminated the chief<br />

administrative officer (CAO) on Feb.<br />

14, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong>. On Feb. 20, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong> Coun. Nelson<br />

resigned. Because of his resignation<br />

the Budget meeting is on hold.<br />

On Feb. 21, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong> Coun. Williams<br />

resigned.<br />

We currently have 70 per cent of<br />

required petition signatures to<br />

recall Mayor Booker. Several villages<br />

reached out for support and information<br />

on how to proceed as they are<br />

having some of the same issues.<br />

One of the issues is the Land Use<br />

By-Law. When we looked at this 88<br />

page document from Parkland<br />

Community Planning, it has about 50<br />

pages that do not pertain to a village in<br />

Alberta.<br />

The Village of Donalda has paid<br />

$25,000 so far for this document and<br />

we will be charged to amend the parts<br />

that do not pertain to us.<br />

This is a huge expense for any small<br />

village in Alberta.<br />

Another issue that is similar is the<br />

high wages for CAO and village staff.<br />

Taxpayers in the village have been<br />

referred to as “uneducated” and<br />

though there is no proof of that,<br />

council and the CAO often forget it is<br />

taxpayer money. The chain of command<br />

is taxpayers, council and then<br />

the CAO. No transparency.<br />

The Village of Donalda will receive<br />

a letter from the Ministers Office and<br />

the Minister will appoint an administrator<br />

because the village no longer<br />

meets quorum.<br />

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get things done to help Albertans. By<br />

doing so, they are siding with the<br />

profits of big pharmaceutical and<br />

insurance corporations over the<br />

health and well-being of Albertans,”<br />

said Chris Gallaway executive<br />

director of Friends of Medicare.<br />

“Canada currently pays some of the<br />

highest drug costs in the world, and<br />

millions are struggling to afford the<br />

medications that they need. It is well<br />

documented that moving to a national,<br />

single-payer Pharmacare plan would<br />

save governments, employers,<br />

Albertans, and our provincial health<br />

care systems billions of dollars per<br />

year. And most importantly it would<br />

save countless lives!”<br />

In spite of well-documented savings<br />

that would be achieved with a universal<br />

Pharmacare plan, the<br />

comments released by the minister’s<br />

office states they are worried about<br />

what the program will cost provinces.<br />

The statement also claims that “All<br />

Albertans already have access to government-sponsored<br />

health benefit<br />

plans, which include drug coverage”<br />

— a deliberately misleading statement<br />

that belies the fact that one in five<br />

Canadian households still cannot<br />

afford to fill their prescriptions.<br />

“To claim that all Albertans have<br />

access to drug coverage because they<br />

can buy a benefit plan if they can<br />

afford one is intentionally misleading<br />

and beyond offensive,” said Gallaway.<br />

”This is not the same as all Albertans<br />

having universal access to afford the<br />

drugs they need through our public<br />

health care system and the Minister<br />

knows it.”<br />

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that recently rejected providing universal<br />

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“When the UCP tried to take universal<br />

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is outrageous to see our provincial government<br />

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Gallaway.<br />

Friends of Medicare continues to<br />

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BIG VALLEY COUNCIL<br />

Lagoon issues may cost millions of dollars<br />

<br />

Stu Salkeld<br />

Local Journalism<br />

Initiative reporter<br />

<strong>ECA</strong> <strong>Review</strong><br />

The official administrator<br />

overseeing the Village of Big<br />

Valley heard a report on the<br />

condition of the municipality’s<br />

sewage lagoon, and the news<br />

wasn’t good.<br />

The lagoon condition report<br />

was made at the Feb. 12 regular<br />

meeting of council.<br />

Village Chief Administrative<br />

officer (CAO) Colleen Mayne<br />

made a report to Official<br />

Administrator (OA) Gene<br />

Sobolewski titled “Big Valley<br />

wastewater lagoon 2<strong>02</strong>2 federal<br />

and provincial contraventions,”<br />

noting in her report problems<br />

with the lagoon were revealed<br />

unexpectedly.<br />

Readers should note<br />

Sobolewski currently acts as<br />

council as Big Valley has no<br />

quorum.<br />

Mayne stated that the County<br />

of Stettler, which had been<br />

aiding the village with water<br />

and wastewater management<br />

as the village searched for a<br />

new Public Works foreman, discovered<br />

some issues related to a<br />

sewage discharge and the<br />

required reporting that apparently<br />

was never submitted to<br />

upper levels of government.<br />

In her verbal report Mayne<br />

stated the lagoon contraventions<br />

involved both provincial<br />

and federal water and wastewater<br />

regulations, including<br />

<br />

Residents elect two councillors<br />

MISSION<br />

Stu Salkeld<br />

Local Journalism<br />

Initiative reporter<br />

<strong>ECA</strong> <strong>Review</strong><br />

The Village of Big Valley residents<br />

went to the polls Feb. 20 in<br />

a by-election to select two<br />

councillors.<br />

In a phone call Feb. 21, Village<br />

Chief Administrative Officer<br />

(CAO) and returning officer<br />

Colleen Mayne stated there<br />

were four candidates on the<br />

ballot with the two vacant seats<br />

to be filled by Chantele Janke<br />

(93 votes) and Timmothy Field<br />

(78).<br />

Also on the ballot were third<br />

place finisher Elaine McDonald<br />

Department of Fisheries and<br />

Oceans regulations, Municipal<br />

Government Act (MGA) rules<br />

and Alberta Environment<br />

regulations.<br />

According to the CAO the<br />

County of Stettler staff came<br />

across these notices of contravention<br />

that date to 2<strong>02</strong>2 and<br />

after she was notified of them<br />

Mayne stated she could find no<br />

record of the Village of Big<br />

Valley ever responding to them.<br />

In her verbal report Mayne<br />

suggested the 2<strong>02</strong>2 contraventions<br />

were related to the release<br />

of wastewater into the river<br />

from the lagoon, which is an<br />

activity that many municipalities<br />

engage in.<br />

However, it must be done<br />

according to certain environmental<br />

laws and requires<br />

certain reports be compiled by<br />

the municipality afterwards for<br />

the proper regulators.<br />

According to the Government<br />

of Alberta website, “Alberta<br />

Environment and Protected<br />

Areas regulates the Municipal<br />

Wastewater and Storm Water<br />

Management Program to<br />

ensure environmental protection.<br />

Regulatory frameworks,<br />

standards and guidelines are<br />

designed to assure environmentally<br />

acceptable wastewater<br />

discharge and acceptable storm<br />

water management practices.<br />

“Municipal systems are regulated<br />

by Alberta<br />

Environment and Protected<br />

Areas and private sewage systems<br />

are regulated by<br />

BIG VALLEY<br />

(48) and Harry Nibourg (34).<br />

Two council seats were<br />

vacated in Nov., 2<strong>02</strong>3 when<br />

Mayor Clark German and<br />

Coun. Amber Hoogenberg<br />

resigned with Coun. Dan Houle<br />

remaining on council.<br />

An official administrator (OA)<br />

was assigned by the provincial<br />

government to act as council<br />

until the by-election<br />

because the village had<br />

no quorum.<br />

The CAO noted that<br />

the OA will remain<br />

signing authority until<br />

the new councillors are<br />

sworn in, which is<br />

scheduled to be done at<br />

the March regular<br />

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During her verbal report at<br />

the council meeting Mayne<br />

listed structural problems at<br />

the lagoon as well, noting the<br />

lagoon needs repairs and<br />

failure of the structure would<br />

be a major problem.<br />

The CAO confirmed MPE<br />

Engineering is currently<br />

working on an infrastructure<br />

report that includes the lagoon.<br />

The CAO noted that she’s met<br />

with the County of Stettler<br />

again since this all came to light<br />

and the county has agreed to<br />

continue helping Big Valley<br />

with its water and wastewater<br />

services until Big Valley’s new<br />

foreman has all certifications in<br />

place.<br />

She added that perhaps a<br />

stakeholder meeting to discuss<br />

these serious issues with the<br />

lagoon should be held.<br />

OA Sobolewski stated he saw<br />

several pressing issues that<br />

needed to be addressed quickly.<br />

First, the OA stated Big Valley<br />

must respond to regulators<br />

regarding the 2<strong>02</strong>2 discharge to<br />

let them know the municipality<br />

is working on the problem and<br />

ensuring the village has a certified<br />

staff member testing the<br />

water.<br />

Sobolewski then discussed<br />

the lagoon’s structural issues,<br />

noting as he did that in the past<br />

he’s actually worked as a<br />

municipal Public Works<br />

foreman and is familiar with<br />

how expensive these projects<br />

are.<br />

Stettler search warrant;<br />

child pornography charges<br />

Submitted<br />

Stettler RCMP Detachment,<br />

ALERT (Alberta Law<br />

Enforcement Response Team)<br />

and ICE executed a search warrant<br />

at a residence in Stettler<br />

on Feb. 21, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong>.<br />

During the search, police<br />

located and seized electronics<br />

and other storage devices that<br />

have provided evidence to support<br />

charges for transmitting,<br />

accessing and possession of<br />

child pornography as well as<br />

RCMP<br />

unauthorized possession of<br />

firearms and breach of a prohibition<br />

order.<br />

Police have charged 36-yearold<br />

Stettler resident Daniel<br />

Benjamin Penner with transmitting<br />

child pornography,<br />

accessing child pornography,<br />

possession of child pornography,<br />

unauthorized possession<br />

of a firearm and breach of a<br />

probation order.<br />

Penner who was on probation<br />

for similar charges from an<br />

investigation and conviction in<br />

2<strong>02</strong>0 has been taken before a<br />

justice of the peace and<br />

remanded into custody with his<br />

next court date set for March<br />

14, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong>, at the Alberta Court of<br />

Justice in Stettler.<br />

ALERT’s Internet Child<br />

Exploitation (ICE) unit began<br />

this investigation in October,<br />

2<strong>02</strong>3 into this individual in possession<br />

of child sexual abuse<br />

materials.<br />

Strategic Objectives<br />

We are called to continue<br />

the healing ministry of Jesus<br />

by serving with compassion,<br />

upholding the sacredness of<br />

life in all stages, and caring<br />

for the whole person –<br />

body, mind and soul.<br />

council meeting.<br />

Committee assignments will<br />

also be handed out that night<br />

plus the regular council<br />

meeting agenda will be<br />

discussed.<br />

The CAO added that the<br />

March council agenda is also<br />

Strategic scheduled Objectives to include the <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong><br />

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“This could cost a lot of<br />

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adding the price tag could be<br />

in the millions of dollars<br />

and that grants would be<br />

needed because that’s<br />

beyond Big Valley’s tax base<br />

to cover.<br />

“You’re not going to be<br />

able to afford a repair like<br />

this,” said Sobolewski.<br />

The OA stated any decisions<br />

made on this issue<br />

require the engineering<br />

report on the lagoon’s exact<br />

condition, plus cost estimates<br />

and a timeline for<br />

repair.<br />

Sobolewski also suggested<br />

looking into meeting<br />

directly with the Minister of<br />

Municipal Affairs about<br />

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Lady A Beauty Lounge<br />

Halkirk Hotel<br />

Food Fair - Castor<br />

AG Foods – Castor<br />

The Farm Co.<br />

S & D Blumhagen<br />

G3 – Stettler<br />

Stettler Home Hardware<br />

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The Liquor Pig<br />

Castor Value Drug Mart<br />

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4 F ebruary <strong>29</strong>'24 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. <strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW<br />

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ELNORA COUNCIL<br />

Village could get $30k for old garbage truck<br />

Stu Salkeld<br />

Local Journalism Initiative<br />

reporter<br />

<strong>ECA</strong> <strong>Review</strong><br />

Elnora village council heard<br />

a report suggesting the municipality’s<br />

surplus garbage truck<br />

could be worth up to $30,000.<br />

The report was made at the Feb.<br />

13 regular meeting of council.<br />

Village Chief Administrative<br />

Officer (CAO) Sharon Wesgate<br />

provided councillors with an<br />

update on the odyssey of the<br />

surplus garbage truck; it’s been<br />

discussed at every regular<br />

council meeting for months.<br />

Wesgate reported she’d been<br />

approached by an auction<br />

market that suggested the village<br />

list the garbage truck in a<br />

March sale, with auction staff<br />

estimating the truck could fetch<br />

$20,000 to $30,000, based on similar<br />

vehicles that successfully<br />

sold in the past.<br />

As well, the auction market<br />

offered the Village of Elnora a<br />

discount: the market would<br />

charge Elnora an eight per cent<br />

commission rather than its<br />

normal 12 per cent.<br />

During discussion Wesgate<br />

stated that at least one other<br />

municipality voiced interest in<br />

purchasing the garbage truck.<br />

Mayor Jul Bissell stated the<br />

truck’s just sitting there collecting<br />

dust and something<br />

should be done with it.<br />

Wesgate stated the truck has<br />

“very low mileage” and could be<br />

of use to someone.<br />

Councillors passed a resolution<br />

authorizing the staff to<br />

place the surplus garbage truck<br />

in a March auction sale.<br />

Approaches and culverts<br />

The CAO gave councillors an<br />

update on the village’s investigation<br />

of culvert and approach<br />

costs, with Wesgate providing<br />

her suggestions for a village<br />

policy.<br />

Essentially, the policy would<br />

make a property owner responsible<br />

for initial costs of the<br />

culvert, including engineering,<br />

Hanna Elks Lodge #45 representative Don Brinton presented the Hanna Ministerial Association with a donation<br />

of $500 towards their Emergency Support Fund to assist with supporting individuals and families who are<br />

experiencing extreme hardship or have an emergency need within the community. From the left, Brian Cooper<br />

and Debbie Cooper, New Life Community Fellowship; John Schaufele, Bethel Church; Carrie Symondson, Hanna<br />

First United Church; Don Brinton, Hanna Elks Lodge #45; Pastor Walter Willford, Hanna Alliance Church and Matt<br />

Gillard, Redeemer Lutheran Church. Missing from photo Father Rodel Abanto, Hanna Catholic Church.<br />

<br />

<strong>ECA</strong> <strong>Review</strong>/Submitted<br />

while later maintenance of<br />

the culverts would be the<br />

village’s responsibility.<br />

It was noted this would<br />

only be for gravel, not pavement.<br />

Councillors passed a<br />

resolution approving the<br />

report.<br />

Procedural bylaw<br />

The CAO presented councillors<br />

with an update on<br />

drafting of a revised procedural<br />

bylaw; readers should<br />

note such a bylaw sets out<br />

the rules for conducting<br />

council’s business,<br />

including how delegations<br />

are handled.<br />

Wesgate stated in her<br />

report she investigated procedural<br />

bylaws in two other<br />

municipalities and their<br />

rules seemed specific to<br />

them.<br />

She noted one municipality<br />

allowed for a private<br />

“closed session” after a delegation.<br />

She also noted that<br />

in other procedural bylaws,<br />

groups wishing to speak to<br />

council as a delegation were<br />

required to give the municipality<br />

some advance notice.<br />

Mayor Bissell stated that<br />

councillors don’t want to<br />

exclude anyone but also<br />

want to have some rules in<br />

place for delegations.<br />

Bissell stated that members<br />

of the public who come<br />

to council meetings every<br />

month with the same comments<br />

are wasting<br />

everyone’s time.<br />

During discussions councillors<br />

voiced interest in<br />

including a limit on the<br />

number of appearances delegations<br />

can make when<br />

discussing the same subject.<br />

Councillors agreed three<br />

months sounded right, with<br />

Mayor Bissell stating one<br />

year “is too long.”<br />

Councillors passed a resolution<br />

directing staff to<br />

make those changes to the<br />

draft bylaw, which will be<br />

brought back for discussion<br />

at a future meeting.<br />

MPC bylaw<br />

Wesgate also gave an<br />

update on a draft Municipal<br />

Planning Commission<br />

(MPC) bylaw. She stated<br />

that village staff looked at<br />

some other communities’<br />

MPC bylaws and had some<br />

suggestions.<br />

The CAO suggested the<br />

MPC have one seat set aside<br />

for a village councillor, with<br />

other seats open to the<br />

public.<br />

The CAO also stated<br />

public seats should be open<br />

to all residents of Elnora,<br />

not necessarily limited to<br />

property or business<br />

owners.<br />

Councillors passed a resolution<br />

directing Wesgate to<br />

make those changes to the<br />

draft and bring it back to a<br />

future meeting for<br />

discussion.<br />

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(Patrick) Taylor thought he may No dice on repair bill<br />

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The Town of Bashaw will Public Works shop.”<br />

from the Bashaw Curling Club<br />

look into a request for a fire The problem of storage space noting the organization<br />

truck that specializes in offroad<br />

dominated the discussion; declined to pay a portion of<br />

emergencies after hearing Mayor Rob McDonald stated he unexpectedly high repairs to a<br />

a report at their Feb. 21 regular would like to have an off-road curling club property.<br />

meeting of council.<br />

firefighting vehicle but only if a “In response to your letter<br />

Councillors read a report safe place to park it could be dated Jan. 18, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong>, we wish to<br />

from Town Chief<br />

found.<br />

confirm...the board voted not to<br />

Administrative Officer (CAO) During discussion it was pay the remainder of the shed<br />

Theresa Fuller noting that noted the vehicle wouldn’t need repairs,” stated a Feb. 4 letter<br />

Bashaw firefighting sources to be a brand new pick-up, and from the Bashaw Curling Club.<br />

believed an off-road vehicle, the possibility of business or At a previous council meeting<br />

described at the meeting as a corporate donations was also the CAO reported the Town of<br />

wildland or field truck, could be mentioned.<br />

Bashaw paid for repairs to a<br />

of use, especially as the summer One suggestion was made curling club storage shed which<br />

of <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong> is expected to be dry. that on-call fire department is located on town-owned property.<br />

“Twenty twenty four is members could keep the truck<br />

While the town obtained a<br />

starting out as a drought-concerning<br />

at their homes until a safe spot grant to pay for repairs, the<br />

year,” stated Fuller’s was found for it.<br />

repair bill itself came to $2,500<br />

memo. “In preparation for possible<br />

Mayor McDonald stated he more than the grant; hence,<br />

fires the chief had<br />

did a little research on one ton councillors elected to ask the<br />

requested consideration for purchasing<br />

pick-ups and it seemed there curling club to pay that amount.<br />

a crew-cab truck. were lots of suitable second-<br />

“It would be a one ton crewcab,<br />

hand ones available, so locating Fire department donation Presents<br />

they are obtaining pricing. a vehicle wasn’t an emergency. Councillors unanimously<br />

It would have a water tank on Coun. Kyle McIntosh stated agreed to move $5,000 in donations<br />

the back and be maneuverable Taylor needed to decide whether<br />

to the Bashaw Fire<br />

through pastures etc.<br />

Public Works had room for the Department from an operating<br />

“Storing the unit may be a truck.<br />

account into the restricted for<br />

<br />

RCMP<br />

Investigating suspicious death<br />

Submitted<br />

Stettler RCMP received a report<br />

from EMS of an unconscious male in<br />

an apartment on Feb. 25, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong> at 8:14<br />

a.m. RCMP attended and located the<br />

male deceased.<br />

RCMP believe the circumstances<br />

around the death are suspicious and<br />

have activated the Alberta Major<br />

<br />

Crimes Unit to investigate.<br />

The deceased has been transported<br />

to the Office of the Chief Medical<br />

Examiner in Calgary where an<br />

autopsy is anticipated to take place<br />

Feb. 26.<br />

If you have any information about<br />

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Lacombe County is holding a PUBLIC<br />

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bylaw changes that would allow for two<br />

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10 acres in size or larger.<br />

WHAT IS A PUBLIC HEARING?<br />

A Public Hearing presents the proposed<br />

bylaw, and gives members of the public an<br />

opportunity to speak to Council about it and<br />

provide input before adoption. Your input is<br />

valued and encouraged.<br />

Anyone wishing to comment on the<br />

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WHEN IS THE PUBLIC HEARING?<br />

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Sat., March 9 <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong><br />

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the CAO said the<br />

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DOWN<br />

1. Purposes<br />

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3. Plot: 2 wds.<br />

4. Ghostly<br />

5. Fore’s counterpart<br />

6. Midday<br />

7. Conical abode<br />

8. Drink with an olive<br />

9. Utilize<br />

10. Greens charge<br />

11. Current craze<br />

16. Vacation spots<br />

20. TV airings<br />

22. Watery juice<br />

24. Peace officer<br />

25. Ballet costume<br />

Highway<br />

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Workers<br />

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Oyen, Hanna, Castor, Drumheller<br />

26. Branch<br />

27. Mournful cry<br />

<strong>29</strong>. Musical twosome<br />

31. Summit<br />

33. Educated<br />

35. Chum<br />

38. Glide over snow<br />

40. Anxiety<br />

43. Bubbly beverages<br />

45. Be buoyant<br />

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49. Small plateau<br />

50. Scent<br />

51. Atlas feature<br />

52. Grease<br />

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Our teams perform a large variety of road<br />

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Qualifications include:<br />

• Valid AB Driver’s Licence (minimum<br />

Class 3/ air) Class 1 preferred.<br />

• 24/7 on call in winter season<br />

• Pre-employment drug screening<br />

Qualified applicants are invited to submit<br />

résumés, along with photocopy of driver’s licence<br />

and an up-to-date driver’s abstract:<br />

Fax: 780 449-0574<br />

Email: jobs.alberta@emconservices.ca


<strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB February <strong>29</strong>'24 7<br />

<br />

OBITUARIES<br />

Enjoyment of music continued for her entire life<br />

Colette Marie Fetaz (Cordel)<br />

April 1, 1932 - Feb. 17, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong><br />

Colette was born in the Galahad<br />

Hospital, the youngest child of Marius<br />

and Valentine Cordel. She grew up in<br />

the Apremont District, north of<br />

Halkirk on the family farm.<br />

She attended Apremont School from<br />

Grades 1 to 9, then received<br />

her Grades 10 and 11 at<br />

Theresetta School while<br />

staying at the convent in<br />

Castor.<br />

From a young age, Colette<br />

had a love for music and<br />

playing the piano. This enjoyment<br />

of music continued for<br />

her entire life. She enjoyed<br />

playing piano for the residents<br />

at the long-term care Fetaz<br />

facility up until just recently.<br />

On Feb. 11, 1953, she married<br />

Armand Fetaz. Colette and Armand<br />

raised nine children on the Fetaz<br />

family farm that was homesteaded in<br />

1907.<br />

Throughout these very busy years,<br />

Colette willingly gave of her valuable<br />

time to the church by playing the<br />

organ at the old Notre Dame de Savoie<br />

church. After Notre Dame church<br />

closed, Colette continued to play the<br />

organ at the Catholic Church in<br />

Galahad and Castor.<br />

In her retired years, Colette began to<br />

quilt. Each of her adult children and<br />

many of her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren<br />

were given her<br />

hand-quilted masterpieces, lovingly<br />

sewn to perfection. In the later years,<br />

she knitted baby blankets for some of<br />

her great-grandchildren.<br />

Armand and Colette moved<br />

to a house they purchased in<br />

Castor in 2003. Colette moved<br />

to the Castor Manor 2 in 2019,<br />

the Paintearth Lodge for a<br />

short time in 2<strong>02</strong>1, and the<br />

long-term care facility in<br />

2<strong>02</strong>2.<br />

Colette is survived by her<br />

children: Marie (Wayne)<br />

Kuefler, Charmaine (Harold)<br />

Neth, Paul (Rosemary) Fetaz,<br />

Suzanne (Jean-Guy) Millette, Gerard<br />

(Donna) Fetaz, Theresa (Bill) Turner,<br />

Yvonne (Richard) Roland, Roger<br />

(Carolyn) Fetaz and Leon (Darlene )<br />

Fetaz.<br />

Also survived by 22 grandchildren:<br />

Denise (Craig) Stockdale, Janice (Kris)<br />

Peet, Adam (Michelle) Kuefler, Michael<br />

(Kandis) Neth, Janine (Matt) Oldham,<br />

Daryl (Lizandi) Fetaz, Jennifer (Nolan)<br />

West, Philip Madsen, Robert<br />

(Cassandra) Madsen, Trisha (Stacy)<br />

Fuller, Jillian (Matthew) Mis, David<br />

Turner, Christine (Ryley) Ramsay,<br />

Nicole (Brennon), Richelle and Grace<br />

Roland, Jules, Eve, Rueben and Simone<br />

Fetaz, Raymond and Daniel Fetaz; 20<br />

great-grandchildren: Cameron<br />

Stockdale, Elliot Peet, Lauren and<br />

Rachel Kuefler, Aiden, Kylie and Holly<br />

Neth, Emily, Mikayla and Rachel<br />

Oldham, Mieke Fetaz, Julia and Daniel<br />

West, Parker and Morgan Madsen,<br />

Abbigale, Nola and Daphne Fuller,<br />

Maria and James Mis;.<br />

Other family includes sister-in-law<br />

Phyllis Cordel; as well as numerous<br />

nieces and nephews and many dear<br />

friends.<br />

Colette is predeceased by her husband<br />

Armand; parents Marius and<br />

Valentine Cordel; parents-in-law<br />

Albert and Laura Fetaz; brothers and<br />

sisters: Raymond (Juliette), Cecile<br />

(Roger) Dumas, Jeanne (Vincent)<br />

Maloney and Francis; brothers-in-law<br />

Lucien (Joyce) Fetaz and Bernard<br />

Fetaz; grandson Brian Madsen.<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

Card of Thanks<br />

The family of Colette would like to<br />

thank the doctors, nursing staff, all<br />

healthcare professionals, recreation<br />

staff, Pastor Nick and all volunteers at<br />

Castor Long Term Care for the excellent<br />

care Mom has received.<br />

Thank you to Parkview/Stettler<br />

Funeral Home for their professionalism,<br />

assistance and compassion.<br />

Thank you to Father RK for his visits<br />

to mom and for celebrating the funeral<br />

mass. To Brenda and Rosa, for the<br />

music, thank you.<br />

To Basil for your contribution to the<br />

mass, thank you.<br />

Thanks to the C.W.L. for the lunch<br />

and the Halkirk Hall for the use of the<br />

facility. And to all other groups or individuals,<br />

we thank you for your<br />

assistance.<br />

Thank you to those that expressed<br />

sympathies with phone calls, cards,<br />

texts and emails.<br />

A Funeral Mass was held on Sat.,<br />

Feb. 24, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong> at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Of<br />

Grace Parish, Castor, Alta.<br />

Memorial donations in memory of<br />

Colette may be made to: Our Lady of<br />

the Rosary Hospital Box 3<strong>29</strong>, Castor,<br />

Alta. T0C 0X0 or Theresetta School Box<br />

855, Castor, Alta. T0C 0X0.<br />

Condolences may be sent to the<br />

family at www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com.<br />

Parkview Funeral Chapels &<br />

Crematorium entrusted with the care<br />

and funeral arrangements<br />

403-882-3141.<br />

Career, community, sports, hobbies, family all important<br />

Lorna May (McKay) Grainger<br />

May 16 , 1976 - Feb. 19, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong><br />

It is with deep sadness that we<br />

announce the passing of our daughter/<br />

step daughter Lorna.<br />

She passed away peacefully on the<br />

morning of Feb. 19 in Sutherland Place<br />

(Continuing Care Facility) Peace River,<br />

Alta. at the age of 47. She fought her<br />

battle with cancer with so<br />

much grace, dignity and<br />

strength for almost 11 years,<br />

always being courageous and<br />

brave for all who loved her.<br />

She was an amazing wife to<br />

her husband Chris (married 14<br />

years), the proudest, most<br />

loving Mom ever to Anna and<br />

Emily and a great step mom to<br />

Alyssa and Cole. A wonderful<br />

daughter/step daughter to<br />

Gordon and Colleen as well as<br />

a great sister to Nathan and sister-inlaw<br />

to Jody, a caring and proud aunt to<br />

Kayla.<br />

Lorna was born in Lacombe, Alta. to<br />

parents Gordon McKay and Lydia<br />

Wildeman. She spent her childhood in<br />

several locations throughout Alberta.<br />

She was active in many activities<br />

growing up, between her Dad’s and<br />

Mom’s homes which included swimming,<br />

4-H, choral singing, Brownies,<br />

and baseball to<br />

name a few.<br />

When with her<br />

Dad and Colleen<br />

we would spend a<br />

lot of our summers<br />

travelling<br />

throughout<br />

Alberta into B.C.,<br />

making a few<br />

trips into the<br />

States, camping<br />

as well as other<br />

trips. She enjoyed<br />

the time spent<br />

with all her<br />

grandparents as<br />

well as aunts,<br />

uncles and<br />

cousins.<br />

She graduated<br />

high school in<br />

Mayerthorpe,<br />

Alta. in 1994 and<br />

went on to take<br />

Grainger<br />

the education program which she<br />

started in Red Deer before transferring<br />

to the U of A where she finished<br />

her Bachelor of Education in 1998.<br />

Thus began a career that she enjoyed<br />

and excelled at until she was no longer<br />

able to work due to her cancer.<br />

During her career in education she<br />

worked as a teacher, principal, special<br />

education coordinator,<br />

supervisor of student services<br />

and manager of<br />

student services.<br />

She was active in which<br />

ever community she lived.<br />

She was involved in ringette,<br />

soccer, dance, horse<br />

riding, gymnastics and<br />

other activities her kids<br />

were in; volunteering her<br />

time to each as needed.<br />

As a family they continued<br />

to enjoy camping and holidays<br />

to B.C.<br />

She had many hobbies as well, some<br />

of which included needle point, crocheting,<br />

knitting, gardening especially<br />

her flower garden. She loved time<br />

spent with her family and her many<br />

friends.<br />

Lorna will be forever missed by her<br />

husband Chris, daughters Anna and<br />

Emily, her step-children Alyssa and<br />

I am completely blown away by the kindness<br />

and support I have received from so many. The healing hugs<br />

are so powerful!<br />

My family that has rallied around me and continue to do so.<br />

The friends that keep calling/texting/emailing to check-up on<br />

me and offering their assistance with whatever I may need.<br />

A special neighbour that kept the grass mowed and now the<br />

snow plowed.<br />

A friend that sent a cheque with a larger amount than was owed.<br />

The I.O.O.F. Erskine Lodge #58 that has been so thoughtful.<br />

AND to the ‘Tail Creek Snowbirds’ and the amazing community<br />

for choosing me to be the recipient of a generous cheque from<br />

their Christmas card collection at the Erskine Post Office.<br />

Much appreciation,<br />

- Judy Wag-Courcelles (Walgenbach)<br />

YES we got married on Dec 3, 2<strong>02</strong>3<br />

in the Olds Hospital and Care Centre<br />

Cole. Her dad Gordon, her step-mom<br />

Colleen, her brother Nathan and his<br />

wife Jody as well as their daughter<br />

Kayla.<br />

Also her mother-in-law Mickey<br />

(Steve), father-in-law Ken and her<br />

brother-in-law Craig (Amber) and<br />

sister-in-law Amy (Wayne). Her stepdad<br />

Reinder Stad as well as her<br />

step-brothers and their families.<br />

Also Aunt Lois (Terry), Aunt Linda.<br />

Aunt Loretta (Victor), Aunt Bonnie,<br />

Aunt Rosina (Harvey), Uncle Fred (<br />

Pat), Uncle Robert (Kathy), Uncle<br />

Charlie (Donnalee), Aunt Armella<br />

(Brad). Aunt Cindy (Kelly), Uncle<br />

Brian, Aunt Doreen, Aunt Connie,<br />

Uncle Dale (Donna).<br />

Lorna was predeceased by her mom,<br />

Lydia (Wildeman) Stad in 2016, each of<br />

her grandparents, as well as<br />

numerous aunts and uncles and other<br />

family members.<br />

A Celebration of Life will be held at<br />

a later date.<br />

Northwest Funeral Chapel Ltd.<br />

Valleyview, Alta. entrusted with<br />

arrangements.<br />

She will be missed by all of us.<br />

Rest in peace DEAR LORNA.<br />

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8 F ebruary <strong>29</strong>'24 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. <strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW<br />

System penalizes safe drivers<br />

Cont’d from Pg 5<br />

Established in 2004, the grid was<br />

originally intended to ensure that new<br />

drivers could access an affordable premium.<br />

However, the number of drivers<br />

protected by the grid cap has grown<br />

dramatically and today, the majority<br />

are not new drivers.<br />

IBC commissioned Deloitte LLP to<br />

assess Alberta’s auto insurance grid<br />

rating system to determine if it’s<br />

aligned with its original intent. Here<br />

are some of the key findings of the<br />

Deloitte report:<br />

Safe drivers in Alberta pay $180 million<br />

annually in auto insurance<br />

premiums – or $65 per driver – to subsidize<br />

the premiums of high-risk<br />

drivers.<br />

Fifty-two per cent of drivers subsidized<br />

by the grid have more than seven<br />

years of driving experience and are<br />

not the new drivers that the system<br />

was intended to support.<br />

On average, high-risk drivers in<br />

Alberta with a history of at-fault<br />

claims and infractions receive an<br />

annual subsidy of $2,516.<br />

On average, Alberta’s worst drivers<br />

with an extensive history of claims<br />

and infractions receive an annual subsidy<br />

of $9,859.<br />

Each and every day, the grid system<br />

penalizes safe drivers in Alberta by<br />

charging them higher premiums,” said<br />

Aaron Sutherland, Vice-President,<br />

Pacific and Western, IBC.<br />

“Insurance encourages safe driving<br />

habits and is a vital public safety tool.<br />

There is no public-policy rationale for<br />

subsidizing the premiums of high-risk<br />

drivers with a history of at-fault claims<br />

and/or infractions.<br />

“This in unfair and works against<br />

the very thing the government should<br />

seek to encourage – safe driving.”<br />

It is clear that the grid no longer<br />

meets its original purpose and places a<br />

significant strain on the affordability<br />

of auto insurance for good drivers.<br />

Given the province’s focus on<br />

improving affordability, IBC recommends<br />

the grid be removed – or<br />

substantially reformed – to strike a<br />

better balance for the majority of<br />

Albertans who drive safely.<br />

“Good drivers deserve to see the<br />

financial benefit of safe driving habits<br />

and a clean driving record,” said<br />

Sutherland. “The government is considering<br />

options to bring long-term<br />

stability to Alberta’s auto insurance<br />

market and as part of that process, it<br />

must consider removing or replacing<br />

the grid system.”<br />

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC)<br />

is the national industry association<br />

representing Canada’s private home,<br />

auto and business insurers. For more<br />

than 50 years, IBC has worked with<br />

governments across the country to<br />

help make affordable home, auto and<br />

business insurance available for all<br />

Canadians. IBC supports the vision of<br />

consumers and governments trusting,<br />

valuing and supporting the private<br />

P&C insurance industry.<br />

AGRICULTURE<br />

Pedersen Livestock<br />

12th Annual<br />

Bull & Female Sale<br />

March 6, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong>, 1 pm<br />

At the Farm North of Edgerton<br />

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AGRICULTURE<br />

<strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB February <strong>29</strong>'24 9<br />

<br />

HANNA COUNCIL<br />

Council writes off uncollectable debts<br />

Stu Salkeld<br />

Local Journalism Initiative reporter<br />

<strong>ECA</strong> <strong>Review</strong><br />

Hanna town council unanimously<br />

agreed to write off thousands of dollars<br />

in debts after municipal staff said<br />

all efforts to collect the money failed.<br />

The resolution was passed at the Feb.<br />

13 regular meeting of council.<br />

Town Chief administrative Officer<br />

(CAO) Kim Neill presented councillors<br />

with a list of debts owed to the municipality<br />

including 12 utility accounts in<br />

the amount of $2,524.47 which were<br />

described as uncollectable and seven<br />

accounts receivable accounts in the<br />

amount of $3,418.23 which were also<br />

described as uncollectable.<br />

“Administration has followed procedures<br />

to obtain the funds but<br />

determined that they are uncollectable<br />

due to a bankruptcy, the sale of properties<br />

or relocation to another<br />

community,” stated the staff memo,<br />

referring to utility accounts.<br />

Referring to accounts receivable outstanding<br />

debts, the report noted,<br />

“Administration has followed procedures<br />

to obtain the funds but<br />

determined that they are uncollectable<br />

due to sale of properties, billing discrepancies<br />

or relocation to another<br />

community.”<br />

The CAO noted he was recommending<br />

councillors pass a resolution<br />

removing all of these debts from their<br />

respective accounts and essentially<br />

writing them off.<br />

The largest utility debt listed was<br />

$648.94, while the largest accounts<br />

receivable was $2,473.12.<br />

During discussion Neill provided<br />

more context behind the two accounts,<br />

utility and accounts receivable.<br />

The CAO stated the utility accounts<br />

tend to be residential residents who<br />

left Hanna with some of the debts<br />

dating to a year or two in the past.<br />

The accounts receivable debts,<br />

stated the CAO, tend to be larger than<br />

the utility ones; Neill described one of<br />

the larger debts as belonging to a<br />

former renter of ice time at the Hanna<br />

arena.<br />

Neill stated this organization apparently<br />

doesn’t exist anymore.<br />

“We were probably a little more<br />

generous with them than we<br />

should be because they were a local<br />

group and we wanted to see them<br />

continue,” said Neill.<br />

“But at the end of the day they folded<br />

and closed up all of their accounts.”<br />

Coun. Sandra Murphy asked how<br />

the Town of Hanna handles a situation<br />

where someone owing a bad utility<br />

debt comes back to the municipality<br />

and applies for that service again.<br />

Turn to Outstanding, Pg 10<br />

3rd Annual<br />

3rd Annual<br />

CKY 7 CATTLE CO.<br />

LUCKY 7 CATTLE CO.<br />

BULL SALE<br />

LUCKY 7 CATTLE CO.<br />

3rd Annual<br />

BULL SALE<br />

MARCH 5, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong><br />

DLMS DLMS Farmgate Online Sale Sale<br />

MARCH 5, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong><br />

Opens Opens March 5th at at 9:00 9:00 AM<br />

DLMS Farmgate Online Sale AM<br />

Opens CLOSEOUT March 5th 7:00 at 9:00 PM AM<br />

CLOSEOUT 7:00 PM<br />

HORSERACE CLOSEOUT 7:00 STYLE PM<br />

HORSERACE STYLE<br />

Sale Offering and Cow Herd are Available for Viewing Anytime!<br />

e Offering and Cow Herd for Viewing Anytime!<br />

Valleymere Angus<br />

SPADY<br />

Black Angus Yearling Bulls<br />

FOR SALE<br />

403-740-3652 Travis<br />

403-741-2840 Ty<br />

LOT 20 LOT 28 LOT 22<br />

LOT 20 LOT 28 LOT 22<br />

LOT 28 LOT 22<br />

LOT 33 LOT 34 LOT 36<br />

Join us for our Open House March 3, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong> • Coffee & Refreshments<br />

Lucky 7 Cattle Co.<br />

Garry, Marsella, Stacey, Jeremy & Kylie Simpson<br />

Box 64 Sedgewick, AB T0B 4C0<br />

Stacey (780)385-4337<br />

LOT 33 LOT 34 LOT 36<br />

SALE MANAGED BY:<br />

Kylie (780)385-8446<br />

Join us for our Open LOT House 34 March 3, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong> • Coffee & LOT Refreshments<br />

36<br />

Mark Holowaychuk (403)896-4990<br />

Travis &<br />

Halley<br />

SPADY<br />

Alliance, AB<br />

Lucky 7 Cattle Co.<br />

s for our Open House Garry, Marsella, March Stacey, Jeremy 3, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong> & Kylie Simpson • Coffee & Refreshments<br />

Box 64 Sedgewick, AB T0B 4C0<br />

Stacey (780)385-4337<br />

SALE MANAGED BY:


10 F ebruary <strong>29</strong>'24 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. <strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW<br />

<br />

• Aligning the LUO with changes to applicable<br />

legislation and regulations<br />

• Reducing red tape, streamlining development<br />

processes, and making the LUO easier to read and<br />

understand<br />

• Increasing the number of permitted uses that are<br />

considered compatible indifferent land districts<br />

•·<br />

Merging all existing hamlet districts(residential,<br />

industrial, commercial and general) into a single<br />

Hamlet District<br />

·<br />

• In Agricultural District, increasing the number of<br />

allowable dwellings per parcel and increasing the<br />

maximum number of parcels per quarter that do<br />

· not require a rezoning (from 2 to 3)<br />

LAND · FOR SALE<br />

CROP LAND<br />

4500 acres - Chinook area<br />

·<br />

6000 acres - Cereal area<br />

2400 acres - south of Hanna<br />

1 Quarter - south of Veteran<br />

GRASS LAND<br />

16 quarters - south of Veteran<br />

90 quarters - Youngstown area<br />

2 quarters - south of Veteran<br />

SOLD<br />

Call Dallas Ellerby<br />

Your Farm & Ranch Specialist<br />

403.578.8105<br />

AGRICULTURE<br />

OBITUARY<br />

Earned many trophies curling, schuffleboard<br />

Joan Barbara Ziegler<br />

Jan. 2, 1935 ~<br />

Feb. 18, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong><br />

Joan Barbara Ziegler was<br />

born Jan. 2, 1935 in Stettler,<br />

Alta. and passed away in<br />

Red Deer, Alta. on Feb. 18,<br />

<strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong> at the age of 89 years.<br />

Joan was the second of 13<br />

children born to<br />

Charlie and<br />

Marie Ziegler.<br />

Joan was a<br />

hard worker and<br />

in her younger<br />

years did babysitting<br />

and<br />

housekeeping for<br />

some people in<br />

the<br />

neighbourhood.<br />

In 1972, Joan<br />

Ziegler<br />

moved to Red Deer to work<br />

at Travelaire manufacturing<br />

travel trailers where<br />

she remained for 21 years<br />

until 1993 when her dad<br />

Charlie passed away.<br />

At that time, she moved<br />

back to Stettler to be with<br />

her mother Marie. She<br />

remained caring for her<br />

Outstanding<br />

utility debts<br />

Cont’d from Pg 9<br />

Neill answered since Hanna is small<br />

organization with a good memory,<br />

those applicants would be asked to pay<br />

their outstanding debt before service<br />

is resumed.<br />

As councillors discussed the issue,<br />

the topic of outstanding utility debts in<br />

rental units came up. The CAO stated<br />

the Town of Hanna’s bylaw makes<br />

landlords responsible for utility bills<br />

but added that most of the debts currently<br />

before council for discussion<br />

were from property owners.<br />

Councillors unanimously passed a<br />

resolution approving the CAO’s recommendation<br />

to declare 12 utility<br />

accounts in the amount of $2,524.47 as<br />

uncollectable and remove the funds<br />

from the utility receivable account and<br />

declare seven accounts receivable<br />

mom until 2000 when Marie<br />

passed away.<br />

Joan then moved into<br />

Paragon Place and was a<br />

resident there for 18 years<br />

until her failing health<br />

forced her to have to move<br />

into Heritage House in<br />

Stettler. She was only there<br />

briefly before<br />

moving into the<br />

Hamlet’s in Red Deer<br />

where she remained<br />

until her passing.<br />

Joan loved to curl<br />

and later to play<br />

shuffleboard. She<br />

was very good at<br />

both and had trophies<br />

and ribbons to<br />

prove it.<br />

Joan was an active<br />

member and spent many<br />

hours volunteering at the<br />

Stettler Legion Branch #59.<br />

We are not sure how many<br />

years, but she had membership<br />

cards from 1981-2018.<br />

She loved the Legion and<br />

made many friends there.<br />

Joan will be forever<br />

remembered by her loving<br />

accounts in the<br />

amount of<br />

$3,418.23 as uncollectable<br />

and<br />

remove the funds<br />

from the trade<br />

receivable<br />

account.<br />

family; sisters: Marlene<br />

Shoemaker, Audrey (Norman)<br />

Rice and Carol Stanvick;<br />

brothers: Ross (Delores) Ziegler,<br />

Marvin (Louise) Ziegler, Terry<br />

(Daphne) Ziegler, Brian (Rose)<br />

Ziegler and Leonard (Judith)<br />

Ziegler; sister-in-law Ann<br />

Ziegler; numerous nieces,<br />

nephews, other family members<br />

and many dear friends.<br />

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING<br />

SPECIAL AREAS BOARD - LAND USE ORDER<br />

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING<br />

SPECIAL AREAS BOARD - LAND USE ORDER<br />

A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD<br />

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong> BEGINNING AT 1:30 PM<br />

PLACE: SPECIAL AREAS YOUNGSTOWN SERVICE CENTRE,<br />

MAIN BOARDROOM, 404-2ND AVE NE, YOUNGSTOWN, AB<br />

As per the Municipal Government Act, the Minister<br />

of Municipal Affairs and the Special Areas Board has<br />

drafted and proposed an updated Special Areas Land<br />

Use Order to replace the current Special Areas-2, 3<br />

and 4Land Use Order (MSL:007 /15).<br />

The Land Use Order (LUO) is a statutory document<br />

that regulates the use and development of land within<br />

Special Area 2, 3, and 4. The LUO regulates how land<br />

can be used, including what uses are appropriate and<br />

where they can be located. Some of the key changes<br />

proposed include:<br />

www.greaterpropertygroup.com<br />

GREATER PROPERTY GROUP<br />

1/4 section north of<br />

Veteran - 90 acres<br />

broke, home site,<br />

16’ x 76’ mobile<br />

home, 40’ x 60’<br />

SOLD<br />

shop & working<br />

corrals. Owner<br />

willing to subdivide<br />

acreage out.<br />

cancow@<br />

xplornet.com<br />

She was predeceased by parents<br />

Charlie and Marie Ziegler;<br />

brothers: Don Ziegler, Arnold<br />

Ziegler, Gary Ziegler and<br />

Dennis Ziegler; brothers-in-law<br />

Gordon Shoemaker and Lloyd<br />

Stanvick and sister-in-law<br />

Linda Ziegler.<br />

A Celebration of Life for Joan<br />

will be held at a later date.<br />

Memorial donations may be<br />

Copies of the proposed LUO are available at Special<br />

Areas district offices during regular business hours and<br />

on line at www.specialareas.ab.ca<br />

Any person adversely or otherwise affected by this<br />

action, and wishing to address the Board relating to<br />

this matter, may attend the public hearing at 1 :30 PM<br />

on March 12, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong>. Time limit of oral presentations is<br />

subject to the Chair’s discretion.<br />

Written comments and suggestions are invited and<br />

should be addressed to proposed Special Areas Board<br />

Land Use Order. Submissions maybe mailed to:<br />

Maeghan Chostner, Communications Officer Special<br />

Areas Board<br />

Box 820, 212-2nd Ave. W. Hanna, AB T0J 1PO<br />

Submissions may be emailed to:<br />

public.input@specialareas.ab.ca<br />

made to the Red Willow<br />

Cemetery c/o Box 218, Stettler,<br />

Alta. T0C 2L0.<br />

Condolences may be sent to<br />

the family, please visit www.<br />

stettlerfuneralhome.com.<br />

Stettler Funeral Home &<br />

Crematorium entrusted with<br />

the care and funeral arrangements<br />

403-742-3422.<br />

Written submissions must be received by 4:30 pm<br />

on Thursday, February <strong>29</strong>, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong>. Written comments<br />

will be presented publicly to the Board at the above<br />

hearing date. This notice is given pursuant to Sections<br />

606 and692 of the Municipal Government Act.<br />

Publication February 12, 19 & 26, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong><br />

Dates: March 4, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong><br />

LEGACY DRILLING LTD.<br />

Water Wells<br />

Pasture Wells<br />

Drilling and Servicing<br />

Jeff Southworth<br />

Phone: 403-854-0172 • Hanna, AB<br />

Phone: 403-396-2254 • Delburne, AB<br />

E-Mail: legacydrillingltd@outlook.com<br />

Emergency 24/hr On Call<br />

To participate in our<br />

Salute R 36 pt. to<br />

Agriculture<br />

R 72 pt.<br />

R 200<br />

ISSUE Mar. 14<br />

East Central Alberta<br />

EVIEW<br />

pt.<br />

Contact us at:<br />

Coronation • 403-578-4111<br />

Stettler • 403-740-2492<br />

DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY<br />

DEVELOPMENT NOTICE AUTHORITY<br />

OF DECISION<br />

NOTICE OF DECISION<br />

DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY<br />

NOTICE OF DECISION<br />

THE<br />

THE THE FOLLOWING<br />

FOLLOWING APPLICATIONS<br />

APPLICATIONS HAVE<br />

HAVE BEEN BEEN<br />

REVIEWED REVIEWED<br />

BY BY<br />

THE THE<br />

DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPMENT<br />

AUTHORITY:<br />

AUTHORITY:<br />

DEVELOPMENT<br />

APPLICATION<br />

LEGAL<br />

AREA AREA NUMBER<br />

DESCRIPTION<br />

TYPE OF PROJECT DECISION APPEAL PROCESS<br />

Special Special Area Area No.2 No.2 SA2-01-24 SA2-05-23 SE-35-21-09-W4<br />

SE-32-<strong>29</strong>-15-W4<br />

and<br />

Remove Existing Kitchen Building &<br />

Subdivision and<br />

& Build 46’ x 210’ Kitchen Building APPROVED<br />

Development Appeal Appeal Board Board<br />

Build 52’ x 230’ Kitchen Building<br />

(Note (Note 1) 1)<br />

Special<br />

Special<br />

Area<br />

Area<br />

No.2<br />

No.2<br />

SA2-<strong>02</strong>-24<br />

SA2-06-23<br />

NW-28-<strong>29</strong>-10-W4<br />

SW-33-28-13-W4<br />

Convert Existing Cold Storage<br />

Subdivision and<br />

Building 66’ to x Humalite 33’ Outdoor Screening Swimming<br />

Subdivision and<br />

and APPROVED<br />

APPROVED<br />

Development<br />

Development<br />

Appeal<br />

Appeal<br />

Board<br />

Board<br />

Pool and Bagging 16’ x 11’ Facility Shed for Camp<br />

(Note 1)<br />

(Note 1)<br />

Persons Persons claiming to be to be affected by decisions of of the the Development Authority Authority may appeal may within appeal twenty-one within (21) twenty-one days after (21) notice days of decision. after notice of decision.<br />

Persons claiming to be affected by decisions of the Development Authority may appeal within twenty-one (21) days after notice of decision.<br />

Note Note 1: Appeal 1: by by serving written notice to to the the Secretary of the of Special the Special Areas Areas Subdivision Subdivision and Development and Development Appeal Board. Appeal Board.<br />

Note Note 1: 2: Appeal Appeal by to serving the Land written and notice to the Secretary by of the submitting Special the Areas Notice Subdivision of Appeal and Form Development found at alberta.ca/subdivision-appeals.aspx<br />

Appeal Board.<br />

Note Note 2: 2: Appeal to to the Land and Property Rights Tribunal by by submitting the the Notice Notice of Appeal of Appeal Form Form found at found alberta.ca/subdivision-appeals.aspx<br />

at Further information regarding the above may be obtained from the Special Area No. 2 District Office, Hanna, Alberta.<br />

Further Further information regarding the above may may be obtained be obtained from the from Special the Special Area No. Area 2 District No. Office, 2 District Hanna, Office, Alberta. Hanna, Alberta.<br />

Brett Richards<br />

Darran Development Dick, Development Officer Officer<br />

Development Officer


<strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB February <strong>29</strong>'24 11<br />

<br />

AGRICULTURAL REAL ESTATE<br />

OBITUARY<br />

‘Dad was a jack-of-all-trades’<br />

George Walter Sneath<br />

1937 ~<strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong><br />

George Walter Sneath was born at<br />

home on the farm five miles northeast<br />

of Spondin, Alta. He attended school at<br />

Gooseberry Lake and at Spondin<br />

along with his older sister and two<br />

younger brothers.<br />

He helped on the family farm,<br />

quickly learning to operate full-sized<br />

machinery by the age of seven.<br />

His first “off the farm job” was pasteurizing<br />

milk at the<br />

Hanna Creamery.<br />

Violet Kelm also<br />

worked at the<br />

creamery and they<br />

began dating in 1956.<br />

They were married<br />

on Feb. 27, 1960 in<br />

Hanna, Alta. Walter<br />

and Vi lived in Hanna<br />

for just over a year<br />

Sneath<br />

before moving to their<br />

farm two miles north<br />

and one mile east of<br />

Spondin in 1961.<br />

They were blessed with four children:<br />

Susan Dianne (1960), Barry<br />

Dean (1962), Connie Lynn (1963) and<br />

Dale Walter (1964).<br />

The family moved to their farm 10<br />

miles northeast of Hanna in 1972 so<br />

the kids could become involved in<br />

more in-town activities.<br />

Our dad was a jack-of-all-trades and<br />

could fix and build anything including<br />

the new house he finished in 1982.<br />

Walter held a variety of jobs<br />

including a school bus driver, assembling<br />

farm machinery and custodian<br />

at the J.C. Charyk Hanna School,<br />

throughout his lifetime to subsidize<br />

his farming habit.<br />

Walter and Vi retired from the farm<br />

into Hanna in May 2<strong>02</strong>0. They enjoyed<br />

yearly camping trips in BC, Alberta,<br />

Saskatchewan and several states with<br />

relatives and friends.<br />

The family enjoyed playing sports<br />

together, particularly baseball.<br />

Countless lively, competitive games of<br />

Rook were played, discussed and disputed,<br />

sometimes months and years<br />

later.<br />

Dad’s hobbies included collecting<br />

souvenir pins and belt buckles.<br />

Throughout the years, Walter and Vi<br />

traveled in their motorhome to attend<br />

music jamborees and cowboy poetry<br />

events.<br />

Walter is survived by his loving<br />

wife of almost 64 years, Vi Sneath,<br />

daughter Susan Dewald, granddaughter<br />

Kerianne Sieppert,<br />

great-grandsons, Sebastien Franz,<br />

Sullivan Sieppert, Slade Sieppert,<br />

grandson Spencer Agnew (Kristy<br />

Badger); son Barry (Sheri) Sneath,<br />

grandson Nicholas Sneath, greatgrandson<br />

Hunter Sneath,<br />

granddaughter Ashley (Mark)<br />

Silvius, great-granddaughter<br />

Abigail Silvius, and great-grandson<br />

Maximus Silvius, granddaughters<br />

Courtnee Riou and Megan Riou (Jesse<br />

Earley); daughter Connie (Dave)<br />

Baines, grandsons Bronson Busch<br />

(Amanda Neufeld) and Brandon<br />

Busch (Kaitlin Baerwald) and greatgrandsons,<br />

Benjamin Busch and Noah<br />

Busch, and great-grandson Gage<br />

Mayes.<br />

He is also survived by sister Edith<br />

Anderson, brother Richard (Eva)<br />

Sneath, and brother Ronald Sneath,<br />

numerous nieces and nephews and<br />

great-nieces and nephews.<br />

He was predeceased by his parents,<br />

George Wilson Sneath and Hilda<br />

(Motz, Sneath) McKee and stepfather<br />

David McKee, father-in-law Gottfred<br />

Kelm and mother-in-law Alma Kelm,<br />

brother-in-law Lawrence Anderson,<br />

and sister-in-law Mary Dean Sneath<br />

and his son Dale Sneath.<br />

A Celebration of Life will be held at<br />

the Bethel Evangelical Missionary<br />

LANDS FOR SALE BY TENDER<br />

The registered owner hereby offers for sale by tender the following briefly described<br />

properties located in the County of Stettler No. 6, subject to the reservations,<br />

exceptions and encumbrances contained in the existing certificate of title, but free<br />

and clear of any financial liens:<br />

PARCEL 1: NE 19-40-16-W4: 159 acres more or less, 60 acres native pasture,<br />

80 acres improved pasture, remainder old farm site, wetlands and trees. Newer<br />

perimeter fence around quarter. Two older bored wells and 1 burrow pit<br />

(dugout). Farm site includes old hip roof style barn and an uninhabitable house<br />

with a drilled well.<br />

PARCEL 2: NE and NW 20-40-16W4: 307 acres more or less, 150 acres of which<br />

is improved pasture, remainder native pasture and trees, one burrow pit (dugout)<br />

and one older dugout, newer fencing on 3 sides of perimeter.<br />

Parcels may be sold together or individually. The highest or any tender not<br />

necessarily accepted. The land is sold “as is” with no warranties or representations<br />

from the registered owner. References to acreage or composition of the Lands are<br />

estimated only and subject to independent confirmation by potential buyers. For<br />

more information about the land you may contact Lisa Mueller directly at<br />

403-740-3410.<br />

Tenders must be received by the offices of Simonin Law up to but not after<br />

12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 12, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong>. Tenders must be in a sealed envelope<br />

marked “Mueller Tender” and must provide contact information, including a<br />

phone number.<br />

Buyer must sign an unconditional Purchase Agreement and provide a nonrefundable<br />

certified cheque or draft equal to 10% of the purchase price payable to<br />

Simonin Law within 5 business days of the Buyer being notified of acceptance of<br />

their tender bid. Closing date shall be on or before Friday, April 12, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong>, unless<br />

agreed otherwise in writing.<br />

Buyer shall be responsible for own legal and closing costs, plus title insurance to<br />

facilitate closing. Tender price shall be excluding G.S.T.<br />

SIMONIN LAW<br />

Suite A, 4819 - 51 Street, Box 1630<br />

Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0<br />

403-742-3411<br />

Church, Hanna, AB, on Sat. March 2,<br />

<strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong> at 2 p.m. A luncheon will follow<br />

the interment at the Senior Circle.<br />

If desired, donations in memory of<br />

Walter can be made to a charity of your<br />

choice.<br />

Hanna Funeral Services Ltd. has<br />

been entrusted with the care and<br />

arrangements, 403-854-5956, www.hannafuneral.ca.<br />

Land for Sale by Tender<br />

Parcel: 38 Quarter-Sections Acres: 6,033.77 +/-<br />

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Bids must be unconditional and accompanied by a certified cheque or bank<br />

draft for two (2%) percent of the bid price. All bids must be received by<br />

12:00pm on March 6th, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong>. The owner will not be obligated to accept the<br />

highest or any bid submitted.<br />

PLEASE CONTACT SMITH & HERSEY<br />

AGRIBUSINESS LAW LLP FOR THE<br />

COMPLETE TENDER PACKAGE AT<br />

(403) 527-5506, or info@smithhersey.<br />

com. You can view the complete Tender<br />

Package on our website<br />

www.smithhersey.com/land-tenders/ Medicine Hat | Oyen | Hanna | Consort | Three Hills<br />

LAND FOR SALE BY TENDER<br />

Stettler Auction Mart (2016) Ltd., on behalf of the registered owners, hereby offers for sale by Tender<br />

the following properties located in the County of Stettler No 6, subject to the reservations, exceptions<br />

and encumbrances contained in the existing Certificates of Title but free and clear of any financial or<br />

other non-customary liens or encumbrances.<br />

PROPERTIES<br />

PARCEL 1: North East Quarter, North West and South East Quarter of Section 27; Township 36;<br />

Range 17; West of the Fourth Meridian<br />

• 480 acres more or less, consisting of 320 acres of brome pasture land, 80 acres of meadow hay<br />

land, 60 acres of cultivated land and 20 acres of yard site serviced by power, gas, and 2 drilled<br />

water wells.<br />

• The following chattels are included with Parcel 1:<br />

A. 1,680 sq ft craftsman constructed home built in 1962 with an addition added in 1992 (840<br />

sq ft cinder block basement, single car attached garage, metal roof).<br />

B. 3 bay detached garage with a metal roof, 24’ x 44’<br />

C. Foundation and materials for a 40 x 60 straight wall cold storage shed (doors not included –<br />

needs assembly.)<br />

D. 24’ x 16’ Hip roof horse barn c/w cement alley and railroad tie stall floors<br />

E. 26’ x 40’ open front vehicle/machine storage shed with metal siding and roof.<br />

F. 32’ x 80’ arch rib Quonset with metal siding and dirt floor.<br />

G. 20’ x 40’ open end cattle shelter<br />

H. 16’ x 30’ open end horse shelter<br />

I. 26’ x 28’ open end hay shed<br />

J. 1 - 4000 bu Westeel/Rosco Grain Bin<br />

K. 2 - 1650 bu Westeel/Rosco Grain Bins<br />

L. 1 – 2400 bu Westeel/Rosco Grain Bin<br />

M. 1 - 2400 bu Butler Grain Bin<br />

N. 2 – 1650 bu Butler Grain Bins<br />

O. 1 – 350 bu Wheatland Hopper bottom Feed Bin<br />

P. Large section of corrals with metal gates and panels plus alley, palpation cage and chute<br />

• The registered owners shall, until August 15, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong>, at latest, have access to the yard site on Parcel 1 to<br />

allow for farm sale/clean-up.<br />

PARCEL 2: North East Quarter and South East Quarter of Section 26; Township 36; Range 17; West<br />

of the Fourth Meridian E ½ 26-36-17 W4<br />

• 320 acres more or less, all of which is farmland excepting tree stands and wetlands.<br />

• Also includes $3200.00/yr surface rights revenue.<br />

• Property is fenced, and comes with a winter solar watering system and a 14’ deep fenced dugout.<br />

PARCEL 3: North East Quarter and South East Quarter of Section 25; Township 36; Range 17; West<br />

of the Fourth Meridian<br />

• 316 acres more or less, of which 276 acres is native pastureland and trees.<br />

• One 14’ deep dugout on south quarter c/w summer solar watering system and tank, perimeter<br />

fences on all sides and 40 acres of cultivated land.<br />

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS<br />

1. Parcels may be sold individually or all together, the highest bid or any tender not necessarily<br />

accepted.<br />

2. The land is sold “as is” with no warranties or representations from the registered owners.<br />

3. Acreage or soil types and ratings of the lands are estimated only and due diligence is required by<br />

potential buyers.<br />

4. Tenders must be received by Monday April 15, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong> at 12 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Tenders<br />

must include contact information of the potential buyers and dropped off in person at the Stetter<br />

Auction Mart office (4305 52 Ave, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0) between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. from<br />

Monday to Friday.<br />

5. The person chosen as the successful bidder must sign an unconditional Purchase Agreement with<br />

the registered owners and provide a nonrefundable certified cheque or bank draft equal to 10%<br />

of the purchase price payable to Stettler Auction Mart (2016) Ltd. within 5 business days of being<br />

notified of acceptance of its bid.<br />

6. Closing date shall be on or before Monday, May 15, <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong> (subject to the qualifications listed for<br />

Parcel 1), unless otherwise agreed to in writing as between the buyer and the registered owners.<br />

7. Buyer shall be responsible for their own legal and closing costs plus title insurance to facilitate<br />

closing.<br />

8. Tender price will exclude GST.<br />

9. Warren Sinclair LLP of Red Deer, Alberta is the designated law firm who will facilitate and handle<br />

all of the legal documentation, conveyancing and requirements of the purchase and sale once the<br />

buyer has been chosen.<br />

FURTHER INFORMATION<br />

Please contact Jim Abel at Stettler Auction Mart (2016) Ltd. (403-740-9609 or sam1990@telusplanet.<br />

net) to obtain any further terms and conditions of the Tender.


72 pt<br />

60 pt<br />

48 pt<br />

36 pt<br />

30 pt<br />

24 pt<br />

18 pt<br />

AGRICULTURE<br />

12 F ebruary <strong>29</strong>'24 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. <strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW<br />

<br />

STETTLER COUNTY COUNCIL<br />

Council sees water<br />

project price quotes<br />

Stu Salkeld<br />

Local Journalism Initiative reporter<br />

<strong>ECA</strong> <strong>Review</strong><br />

The County of Stettler council examined<br />

price quotes for a multiple-user<br />

water hook-up project. The discussion<br />

was held at the Feb. 14 regular meeting<br />

of council.<br />

Director of Municipal Services<br />

Andrew Brysiuk presented councillors<br />

with an update for the water hook-up<br />

project that originally stemmed from a<br />

property owner’s water well issue.<br />

“In December, council authorized<br />

the construction of two water service<br />

connections, for Plan 2120944, Block 1,<br />

Lot 2, and Plan 2120944, Block 1, Lot 3<br />

(Pt SW 21-41-20-W4) with expenses of<br />

up to $30,000 to be funded from revenue<br />

from two connection fees with the<br />

remaining balance from reserves,”<br />

stated the staff memo presented to<br />

councillors.<br />

“As per council’s direction we<br />

obtained a total of three quotes to show<br />

the cost of installation of two connections<br />

with meter vaults and roughly<br />

250 metres of pipe.” The report stated<br />

quotes came from Action Plumbing<br />

($46,000), Wally’s Backhoe Service<br />

($58,000) and United Utilities ($62,490).<br />

Readers should note this effort to<br />

hook a residence up to the municipal<br />

water system was originally requested<br />

by a single landowner but councillors<br />

counter-offered by saying the County<br />

of Stettler may approve it if multiple<br />

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Coronation • 403-578-4111<br />

Stettler • 403-740-2492<br />

residences were involved. The property<br />

owner found more users to sign on<br />

and the project was approved.<br />

Brysiuk noted in the memo GST was<br />

extra and all the submissions were<br />

examined to ensure they described the<br />

same service.<br />

During discussion Brysiuk stated<br />

councillors already approved this<br />

project along with a budget amount<br />

which the low bidder fell within, so no<br />

further action was needed. However,<br />

since councillors requested staff<br />

search for multiple offers, staff felt<br />

councillors would like to see the<br />

results.<br />

Coun. Ernie Gendre voiced his concern<br />

about inflation, referring to<br />

certain prices from 10 years ago.<br />

Coun. James Nibourg responded<br />

inflation is affecting virtually everything<br />

in the economy including fuel,<br />

wages and groceries.<br />

“They have gone up extraordinarily<br />

as well,” said Nibourg, referring to grocery<br />

prices.<br />

Coun. Justin Stevens asked for clarification<br />

on whether any resolutions<br />

were needed by council for this item.<br />

Brysiuk responded no, the project was<br />

already approved and the work will be<br />

awarded to the low bidder.<br />

Reeve Larry Clarke noted that when<br />

this project last appeared at council he<br />

voted against it, and wanted to explain<br />

why. Clarke stated the County of<br />

Stettler is looking at a water strategy<br />

and felt that if this project was<br />

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included in such a<br />

strategy the<br />

municipality may<br />

have been able to<br />

get a lower price<br />

on it.<br />

Clarke did<br />

clarify, however,<br />

that the quotes<br />

before him didn’t<br />

seem like bad<br />

prices.<br />

Councillors<br />

unanimously<br />

accepted the<br />

quotes as<br />

information.<br />

Regular Sales every Friday - 9:00 A.M.<br />

Spring Gather of <strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong><br />

March 4 th , 5 th & 7 th – PRE-BOOK Yearling Sales – 10:00 A.M.<br />

April 8 th – PRE-BOOK Yearling Sale – 10:00 A.M.<br />

April 10 th – PRE-BOOK Yearling & Replacement Heifer Sale – 10:00 A.M.<br />

Spring Bull Sales<br />

February 28 th – Saddle Ridge & Kaiser Charolais Bull Sale – 1:00 P.M.<br />

March 9 th – Deer River Ranching Black Angus Bull Sale – 1:00 P.M.<br />

March 16 th – Bandura Ranches Black Angus Bull Sale – 1:00 P.M.<br />

March 18 th – Fraser Total Performance 2Yr Black Angus & Hereford Sale – 1:00 P.M.<br />

March 19 th – Bulls Eye Select Bull Sale – 1:00 P.M.<br />

March 26 th – Charmark Charolais Bull Sale – 1:00 P.M.<br />

March 27 th – Count Ridge Red Angus Bull & Heifer Sale – 1:00 P.M.<br />

April 11 th – Acadia Ranching Charolais Bull Sale – 2:00 P.M.<br />

April 18 th – 66 Ranch 2Yr & Yearling Black Angus Bull Sale – 1:30 P.M.<br />

May 10 th – 66 Ranch Cow & Calf Pair Sale – 1:00 P.M.<br />

General Manager:<br />

Diane Van Essen<br />

403-915-7156<br />

<strong>2<strong>02</strong>4</strong> Growing Season Varieties<br />

Peas: AAC Carver<br />

Barley: Esma, CDC Austenson, AAC Connect<br />

Wheat: AAC Brandon, AAC Hockley,<br />

Asst. Manager:<br />

Sam McKinnon<br />

403-793-1731<br />

AAC Wheatland VB<br />

Field Man:<br />

Lachie McKinnon<br />

403-362-1825<br />

403-362-5521<br />

bowslope.com<br />

bowslope@eidnet.org<br />

Field Man:<br />

Colter Ellefson<br />

403-376-7<strong>02</strong>4<br />

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