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Wayne’s<br />

Insulating<br />

4<strong>03</strong>.550.7472<br />

4<strong>03</strong>-971-6970<br />

Elnora<br />

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“A motion was made by the representative<br />

from the City of Camrose to<br />

review the numbers used again. A<br />

committee will be formed and a presentation<br />

given at a future board<br />

meeting.”<br />

Readers should note the six month<br />

lapse refers to the waiting period a<br />

defeated motion must endure before<br />

being considered again.<br />

The controversy surrounding<br />

regional library board population<br />

numbers stems from the fact requisitions<br />

and some major grants are per<br />

capita-based; that is, how much money<br />

is paid or received for programming is<br />

based on a community’s population.<br />

Some communities are unhappy<br />

with the census numbers used, as<br />

interestingly enough different levels of<br />

Spray Foam<br />

*Barns *Shops *Quonsets *Pole Sheds<br />

*New Construction *Houses<br />

Thursday,<br />

March <strong>21</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Volume 113<br />

No. 12<br />

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www.<strong>ECA</strong>review.com<br />

Census still major issue at<br />

24 pt<br />

library board meetings<br />

18 pt<br />

Stu Salkeld<br />

Local Journalism Initiative reporter<br />

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

Alix village council heard that<br />

census and population numbers are<br />

still causing controversy at regional<br />

library board meetings. The report<br />

was made at the March 6 regular<br />

meeting of council.<br />

During regular committee reports,<br />

Coun. Barb Gilliat noted at a recent<br />

Parkland Regional Library System<br />

(PRLS) board meeting, “Population<br />

figures were raised again. The proposed<br />

changes to the population<br />

figures used was defeated at the<br />

February board meeting, the six<br />

month waiting period to review again<br />

has lapsed.<br />

INDEX<br />

Clive council ................................ 3<br />

Viewpoints .................................. 4<br />

Real Estate/Homes ...................... 5<br />

Classifieds/Careers ...................... 8<br />

Crossword ................................... 8<br />

Obituary ...................................... 9<br />

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

Elnora council:<br />

Volunteers<br />

asked to<br />

sign<br />

waiver<br />

Page 2<br />

Hanna council:<br />

Expanded<br />

services at<br />

roundhouse<br />

approved<br />

Page 3<br />

government apparently have different<br />

census results, meaning some communities<br />

have different populations<br />

depending on which census is used.<br />

Gilliat also pointed out she was<br />

elected chair of the PRLS. “Vice chair<br />

Gilliat chaired the Zoom meeting as<br />

the Chair Teresa Rillings was not<br />

reappointed to the PRLS by her municipal<br />

council,” stated Gilliat’s report.<br />

For future clarity<br />

Councillors unanimously approved<br />

updates to the village’s policy for sale<br />

of municipal lands.<br />

Village Chief Administrative Officer<br />

(CAO) Michelle White noted this policy<br />

was to be reviewed in 2025, but<br />

appeared early because the Municipal<br />

Government Act (MGA) underwent<br />

The fifth and final performance for the 2023-24 season of the Coronation Royal Performing Arts was on Sat. March<br />

16 at the Coronation Community Centre with the Raine Hamilton trio. Hamilton calls herself a prairie songstress,<br />

part story weaver singing and playing either a guitar or violin and joined by cello player Natanielle Felicitas and<br />

upright double base played by Quinton Bart. Hamilton was born and raised in Winnipeg but a recent stretch at<br />

the Banff School of Fine Arts added mountain songs to her repertoire of a hybrid of classical tradition of string<br />

quartet chamber music with the singer songwriter folk, called chamber-folk music.<br />

Easter<br />

Services<br />

Page 7<br />

Targeting<br />

East<br />

Central<br />

Alberta<br />

changes which affect this document.<br />

Staff pointed out this policy defines<br />

how the village handles the sale of<br />

public lands, including the sale of<br />

public land below market value, with<br />

White noting an important change<br />

was being made: public advertisements<br />

will also include information on<br />

how the public can start a petition in<br />

response.<br />

The CAO noted the Village of Alix<br />

has actually had a few recent<br />

instances where public land was proposed<br />

to be sold below market value,<br />

then resulted in counter-offers.<br />

It was noted previous public advertising<br />

didn’t include information on<br />

how the public can oppose this process<br />

if they wish.<br />

During discussion councillors noted<br />

the status of petitions submitted over<br />

land sales of these kinds; White stated<br />

the sale of land doesn’t immediately<br />

stop when a petition is received; the<br />

petition still has to be examined and<br />

validated, with all MGA rules for petitions<br />

applying.<br />

Coun. Ed Cole asked what happens<br />

if it’s found some signatures are, for<br />

example, from non-Alix residents,<br />

meaning they’re not valid. White<br />

responded those signatures are<br />

removed and if the threshold for signatures<br />

is still met, the petition moves<br />

forward. Councillors also discussed<br />

clarity of petitions to ensure the public<br />

knows what they are signing.<br />

As well, councillors tweaked the<br />

proposed policy to include a suggestion<br />

from the public which was the<br />

village may review an offer to purchase<br />

in any form.<br />

Turn to Political, Pg 5<br />

Breeders<br />

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2 M arch <strong>21</strong>'24 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. <strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW<br />

<br />

ELNORA COUNCIL<br />

Professional &<br />

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Stettler Office: 587.627.1111<br />

24 Hour Helpline: 1.844.343.1611<br />

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Coronation RCMP responded to a collision between a Clearview<br />

Public Schools bus and a semi-truck Wed. March 13 a.m. on Hwy.<br />

12 near Hwy. 855 at Halkirk, Alta. No life-threatening injuries were<br />

reported however, according to a Clearview press release, following<br />

EMS personnel assessment at the scene, students and staff were taken<br />

to the hospital as a precaution. The bus was carrying students from<br />

Gus Wetter and Theresetta schools in Castor, Alta. <br />

<br />

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

Volunteers asked to sign waiver for community sign<br />

Stu Salkeld<br />

Local Journalism Initiative reporter<br />

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

Elnora village council will examine<br />

more closely a volunteer offer to maintain<br />

an events sign, but will ask for a<br />

liability waiver to be signed first.<br />

The topic of volunteer care of the<br />

community events sign was discussed<br />

at the March 12 regular meeting of<br />

council.<br />

Councillors heard an update<br />

regarding local volunteer April Irwin’s<br />

offer to look after the community<br />

events sign located at 425 8th Avenue,<br />

at the edge of town and the spot where<br />

many people enter the community.<br />

Village Chief Administrative Officer<br />

(CAO) Sharon Wesgate updated councillors<br />

with information on Irwin’s<br />

offer and the condition of the sign.<br />

Wesgate began by noting the sign,<br />

which is a mechanical display with<br />

metal letters that must be arranged on<br />

slides, is about 20 years old and was<br />

maintained in the past by<br />

Neighbourhood Place, which no longer<br />

exists, and the local FCSS.<br />

The CAO noted last October staff<br />

stopped updating the sign.<br />

“The rails are warped, the letters<br />

are brittle, cracked and a number of<br />

them have been demolished,” stated<br />

the CAO’s memo. “The letters constantly<br />

shift on the tracks requiring<br />

repositioning, the lid is hinged at the<br />

top and must be opened from the<br />

bottom and propped up. On frosty days<br />

the cover frosts up obscuring the<br />

lettering.”<br />

Wesgate added the Public Works<br />

department examined the sign and<br />

deemed it unrepairable.<br />

“Given the current condition of the<br />

sign, there is a higher risk of injury to<br />

persons changing the event postings,”<br />

Elvis is alive!<br />

BELIEVE IT or NOT?<br />

BELIEVE IT or NOT?<br />

Four out of five people in Canada<br />

turn Four to out print of five or digital people newspapers<br />

in Canada<br />

turn to print or digital newspapers<br />

as their trusted source for news and<br />

as their trusted source for news and<br />

information. And research finds they<br />

information. And research finds they<br />

trust trust the the ads ads too – more more than than any any<br />

other medium.<br />

Be Be where Canadians are looking for for<br />

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added the CAO’s report.<br />

The CAO noted a proposal to replace<br />

the sign with a new electronic one<br />

didn’t go over well with taxpayers.<br />

She added that if councillors were to<br />

consider Irwin’s offer everyone<br />

involved in maintaining the community<br />

events sign would be asked to sign<br />

a liability waiver absolving the village.<br />

During discussion, councillors<br />

agreed they didn’t have a problem with<br />

volunteers handling the sign as long as<br />

they signed the waiver. It was also<br />

noted it was a bit sad to drive into town<br />

and see the sign empty.<br />

Councillors ultimately decided to<br />

have a contractor examine the sign<br />

and report on whether it can be<br />

repaired or not; if it can be repaired,<br />

Irwin’s volunteer proposal may be<br />

approved.<br />

Police update<br />

Councillors hosted Three Hills<br />

RCMP detachment commander S/Sgt.<br />

Jamie Day, who provided an update on<br />

policing priorities in the Elnora area.<br />

Day noted the priorities appeared to<br />

remain the same as in the past: crime<br />

prevention, traffic safety and community<br />

engagement.<br />

He stated that crime in general<br />

appears to be trending down in the<br />

Elnora area, with the village generally<br />

having a low instance of crime to begin<br />

with. He noted the only area of crime<br />

that seems to be remaining steady is<br />

mental health.<br />

Day stated that RCMP are working<br />

with other healthcare stakeholders to<br />

look at ways to get mental health services<br />

to the people who need them; he<br />

pointed out that if the mental health<br />

services are provided then police tend<br />

to see fewer mental health calls.<br />

BELIEVE IT or NOT?<br />

Four out of five people in Canada<br />

turn to print or digital newspapers<br />

as their trusted source for news and<br />

information. And research finds they<br />

trust the ads too – more than any<br />

other medium.<br />

Be where Canadians are looking for<br />

credible news, written by humans,<br />

for humans.<br />

Drought in <strong>2024</strong><br />

Councillors discussed an email from<br />

the provincial government regarding<br />

drought preparations.<br />

The CAO stated<br />

it’s a good idea to<br />

let the public<br />

know communities<br />

will likely<br />

face water<br />

restrictions this<br />

summer.<br />

Mayor Jul<br />

Bissell opined it<br />

shouldn’t come as<br />

a surprise to residents<br />

that<br />

drought is likely<br />

and that water<br />

use may be<br />

restricted. Bissell<br />

noted there is<br />

already talk<br />

about evacuation<br />

preparations<br />

being made in<br />

some parts of the<br />

province due to<br />

likelihood of<br />

wildfires.<br />

During discussion<br />

councillors<br />

noted residents<br />

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announcements and also for Red Deer<br />

County fire bans.<br />

Stettler Fundraising Banquet<br />

Thursday, April 11, <strong>2024</strong><br />

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<strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB March <strong>21</strong>'24 3<br />

<br />

CLIVE COUNCIL<br />

Council hears property is more valuable<br />

Stu Salkeld<br />

Local Journalism Initiative reporter<br />

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

Clive village council heard property<br />

in the village has become more valuable<br />

year-over-year. The revelation<br />

was made at the March 11 regular<br />

meeting of council.<br />

During the regular report of Village<br />

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)<br />

Carla Kenney, the provincial government’s<br />

recently announced <strong>2024</strong> budget<br />

was discussed; Kenney brought up several<br />

points that will affect Clive<br />

taxpayers including provincial taxes.<br />

She noted the province’s education<br />

tax, collected and calculated from<br />

property owners to fund the education<br />

system, remained at the same flat rate<br />

as last year, but added property assessments<br />

in Clive increased meaning<br />

property owners will in effect see an<br />

increase.<br />

The CAO noted such increases actually<br />

affect Clive’s ability to raise taxes,<br />

as Kenney stated there is only one taxpayer<br />

and if they already experience a<br />

hike through provincial taxes, it<br />

behooves the village council to leave<br />

the local tax rate “as-is.”<br />

However, the CAO noted she didn’t<br />

anticipate a tax increase in the <strong>2024</strong><br />

budget.<br />

Kenney also noted the Government<br />

of Alberta’s Local Government Fiscal<br />

Framework (LGFF) hasn’t kept pace<br />

with either inflation nor population<br />

growth.<br />

Breathing room<br />

Kenney reported the municipal<br />

<br />

Consort<br />

Gun & Hobby Show<br />

Sat. & Sun. April 6 & 7<br />

Consort Sportex (4602 - 50 Ave.)<br />

Show Doors Open: Sat., April 6, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.<br />

Sun., April 7, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br />

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES IN THE HALL<br />

Sponsored<br />

by<br />

Consort<br />

Lions Club<br />

Lion’s Club<br />

47th Annual<br />

Saturday<br />

Country & Western Music<br />

11:00am - 5:30pm<br />

Daycare Supper<br />

5:30pm - 7:00pm<br />

$20.00 Tickets at the door.<br />

budget looks to have a bit more<br />

breathing room in it: about $60,000.<br />

She stated the village’s investments<br />

have reaped higher rewards, adding<br />

there will be about $30,000 more<br />

investment dollars coming in.<br />

Councillors also discussed other<br />

items that were inadvertently boosting<br />

the budget a bit, including funds set<br />

aside for projects that weren’t<br />

undertaken.<br />

The CAO noted the extra revenue<br />

could be placed in the sewer reserve<br />

account; such dollars are used to<br />

repair unexpected water and sewer<br />

line failures and prevent for example<br />

the village having to go into debt to pay<br />

for such repairs.<br />

RCMP report<br />

Councillors read the regular<br />

report submitted by the village’s<br />

police provider, Blackfalds RCMP<br />

detachment.<br />

It was noted by RCMP that break<br />

and enters in the service area were<br />

down by 35.7 per cent over last year<br />

same time, while theft of motor vehicles<br />

was down 23.1 per cent over the<br />

same period.<br />

The Blackfalds detachment saw two<br />

motor vehicle thefts in February while<br />

there were seven break and enters in<br />

that time period; three involved<br />

businesses.<br />

Total property crime year-over-year<br />

was down by 4.9 per cent while total<br />

persons crimes, which include charges<br />

like assault and uttering threats, were<br />

down by 33.3 per cent.<br />

Theft under $5,000 jumped a bit<br />

though, with police noting such<br />

Expanded services at<br />

roundhouse approved<br />

Stu Salkeld<br />

Local Journalism Initiative reporter<br />

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

Hanna town council approved a<br />

development permit to improve services<br />

at a major tourist attraction in<br />

the community. The resolution to<br />

approve a development permit application<br />

was passed at the March 12<br />

regular meeting of council.<br />

Town Chief Administrative Officer<br />

(CAO) Kim Neill presented councillors<br />

with a development permit application<br />

from the Hanna Roundhouse Society<br />

to greatly improve guest services at<br />

the historic<br />

attraction.<br />

“The owners of<br />

the property<br />

legally described<br />

as Plan <strong>03</strong>13132,<br />

Block 3, Lot 3,<br />

Tax Roll 28200<br />

have submitted a<br />

development<br />

permit application<br />

to reconnect<br />

the building to<br />

power, gas, water,<br />

sewer and to construct<br />

washroom<br />

facilities on the<br />

ground floor of<br />

their building,”<br />

stated the staff<br />

memo.<br />

The site was<br />

described as<br />

being 8.97 acres<br />

with the development<br />

permit<br />

application listing<br />

water, sewer, gas<br />

HANNA COUNCIL<br />

and power as the services being added.<br />

A letter included in the agenda<br />

package also noted indoor washrooms,<br />

a meeting room, internet service and<br />

heating would also be added. Readers<br />

should note the Hanna Roundhouse is<br />

not only a museum and tourist destination<br />

but also an events venue.<br />

The CAO noted such an application<br />

usually goes through the Municipal<br />

Planning Commission (MPC) but the<br />

roundhouse sits in a Direct Control<br />

(DC) zone, which means town council<br />

acts as the planning/approving<br />

authority, not the MPC.<br />

Turn to Prairie, Pg 13<br />

~ EVERYONE INVITED ~<br />

Entries to: consortlions@hotmail.com<br />

or contact: Jack Dempsey (4<strong>03</strong>) 575-1268;<br />

Ashley Dempsey (4<strong>03</strong>) 854-1935<br />

Sunday<br />

Gospel Music<br />

& Jam Session<br />

10:30am - Noon<br />

More Music to Follow<br />

Noon - 4:00pm<br />

Admission: $ 10<br />

(youth 12 & under $ 5)<br />

reports increased year-over-year by<br />

17.2 per cent.<br />

Councillors accepted the report as<br />

information.<br />

Mayor’s report<br />

Mayor Lucy Henry reported participating<br />

in a recent regional police<br />

meeting with Blackfalds detachment,<br />

Lacombe County CPOs and other partners<br />

to discuss police priorities.<br />

During the meeting police discussed<br />

an ongoing issue with thieves targeting<br />

ATMs in<br />

rural areas.<br />

The mayor<br />

stated she told the<br />

RCMP councillors<br />

appreciate<br />

the regular<br />

updates.<br />

Village updates<br />

Kenney stated<br />

the heavy snow<br />

on the first<br />

weekend of<br />

March was<br />

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is March 28th!<br />

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The village received a complaint of<br />

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Alberta’s government shared preliminary<br />

designs of the Red Deer<br />

Regional Hospital Centre redevelopment<br />

with residents from central<br />

Alberta.<br />

On March 14, Alberta’s government<br />

held its first public information session<br />

since January 2023 with Albertans in<br />

Red Deer and area about the Red Deer<br />

Regional Hospital Centre<br />

redevelopment.<br />

Albertans have long waited for the<br />

redevelopment and Alberta’s government<br />

made the first significant<br />

commitment and progress on the hospital<br />

by allocating $100 million in<br />

Budget 2020, followed by another<br />

$1.8-billion commitment in Budget<br />

2022.<br />

In addition to preliminary design<br />

drawings, residents were able to view a<br />

video simulating a flyover of the new<br />

patient tower and power plant.<br />

Project representatives were also on<br />

hand to speak about the project.<br />

The session was attended by about<br />

150 residents, media and officials<br />

including Ken Johnston, mayor of Red<br />

Deer.<br />

There are two major components of<br />

this redevelopment:<br />

Project 1: construction of a new<br />

patient tower and expansion and renovation<br />

of the existing hospital’s main<br />

building<br />

<br />

MAIL BAG<br />

Project 2: construction of an ambulatory<br />

building (public-private<br />

partnership (P3) delivery model)<br />

The project will upgrade several services<br />

throughout the hospital site<br />

including:<br />

• an additional patient tower<br />

• six new operating rooms<br />

• new Medical Device Reprocessing<br />

department<br />

• new cardiac catheterization labs<br />

• renovations to various areas within<br />

the main building<br />

• newly renovated and expanded<br />

emergency department, and<br />

• a new ambulatory clinic building<br />

(public-private partnership (P3)<br />

delivery model) to be located adjacent<br />

to the surface parkade.<br />

Design work began in June 2023.<br />

With schematic design now complete,<br />

the hospital redevelopment is on<br />

schedule and on budget.<br />

The next stage of the project, design<br />

development, is now underway. Once<br />

complete, the new expansion will add<br />

up to 200 beds to the existing facility,<br />

bringing the total number of beds to up<br />

to 570.<br />

“With an investment of $810 million<br />

over three years in the Budget <strong>2024</strong><br />

Capital Plan, the expansion of the Red<br />

Deer Regional Hospital is Alberta’s biggest<br />

infrastructure project,” stated<br />

Jason Stephan, MLA for Red Deer-<br />

South in the press release.<br />

All-inclusive proportional<br />

political system needed<br />

Dear Editor,<br />

The biggest insult we have to endure<br />

every day as Canadians, is being told<br />

we are a democracy, when in fact we<br />

are not, and looking at how our dysfunctional<br />

colonial political system is<br />

dividing and destroying our country<br />

has become a depressing reality.<br />

Poilievre is busy promoting his<br />

freedom (to do what) agenda, while<br />

Trudeau continues to undermine our<br />

civil liberties, while our colonial political<br />

system is rejecting the people we<br />

desperately need as our leaders to<br />

transform Canada into a wealthy and<br />

prosperous society we could and<br />

should be, given our abundance of natural<br />

resources.<br />

They simply do not want to be<br />

painted as liars and corrupt people, let<br />

alone being associated with any of<br />

those woke and controversial political<br />

narratives being promoted today.<br />

Instead, the doors are wide-open for<br />

people like the Trudeaus and the<br />

Harpers, feeding their insatiable<br />

craving for power, destroying anything<br />

and everything that even remotely<br />

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Not again! Alberta should<br />

say no to Public-Private<br />

Partnerships (P3s)<br />

by Friends of Medicare<br />

Last week, the Alberta government<br />

sent out a post-budget update on the<br />

Red Deer Hospital project, which<br />

included their plans for Phase 2 of the<br />

project to include: “construction of an<br />

ambulatory care building using a<br />

public-private partnership (P3)<br />

delivery model.”<br />

P3s are well known to be more<br />

expensive, while harming public<br />

services.<br />

Previous attempts to use a P3 model<br />

to build labs and hospitals in Alberta<br />

have repeatedly been fought against<br />

and rejected by patients and health<br />

care workers.<br />

“Despite repeated attempts and failures,<br />

the idea of Public-Private<br />

Partnerships (P3s) are still being presented<br />

as an ‘innovative’ way to build<br />

hospitals. But the truth is, P3s aren’t<br />

innovative, they are a grift that funnels<br />

public health care funds into<br />

private profits.” said Chris Gallaway,<br />

executive director of Friends of<br />

Medicare.<br />

“History has shown us time and<br />

time again that P3s end up costing<br />

more, they limit transparency over our<br />

health care, and they hand over our<br />

control of crucial public infrastructure.<br />

And when they fail, it’s our public<br />

health care system that has to step in<br />

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to clean up the mess.<br />

“The only winners are the corporations<br />

that get to walk away with big<br />

profits from our public tax dollars.”<br />

Public-Private Partnerships (P3s)<br />

have a failing record all across the<br />

country, including right here in<br />

Alberta.<br />

After years of issues with the P3<br />

model for building schools, the former<br />

conservative government under<br />

Premier Redford finally abandoned<br />

them.<br />

Ignoring that experience, the UCP<br />

government aggressively attempted to<br />

use P3s to build needed schools yet<br />

again, before ultimately abandoning<br />

that model in 2022.<br />

“The track record is clear, yet this<br />

UCP government seems stubbornly<br />

unwilling to learn their lesson on the<br />

harms of using a Public-Private<br />

Partnership (P3) model to build public<br />

infrastructure,” said Gallaway.<br />

“Alberta is decades behind on<br />

building more hospital capacity and<br />

beds. We shouldn’t be wasting time<br />

with talk of expensive privatization<br />

schemes or Public-Private<br />

Partnerships.<br />

“We need to get to work building and<br />

staffing much needed public health<br />

care infrastructure.”<br />

resembled democracy and our human<br />

rights.<br />

Segregating Canadians by colour<br />

and culture, combined with Trudeau’s<br />

unprecedented wealth-transfer out of<br />

Alberta to buy votes in Ontario and<br />

Quebec has divided Canada like never<br />

before.<br />

Today there are virtually no doors<br />

left open for public input, and government<br />

spending is out of control. During<br />

the last 10 years Canada’s population<br />

increased by about three per cent,<br />

while federal government spending<br />

increased by almost 40 per cent. Where<br />

did all that money go?<br />

<br />

MAIL BAG<br />

The political process has entered a<br />

new level of degeneracy as Indigenous<br />

Do your part, make a difference<br />

Chiefs are denying and defying evolution,<br />

insisting on living in our colonial Dear Editor,<br />

The following [after the jump] is a<br />

past, where they can continue to control<br />

With the carbon tax going up again graph of the Federal Carbon Tax<br />

the land, the money, and their on Apr. 1, <strong>2024</strong> I thought this is an coming from Stats Canada and imple-<br />

people, dividing the country even opportune time for the public to get mented by the Liberal Government.<br />

further.<br />

another real look at how things are Now, anybody that is a taxpayer or<br />

To break Trudeau’s current lock on going to be soon and in the future. small business owner will see at this<br />

power, all the Conservatives have to Pretty dismal to my eyes.<br />

pace, you will never afford to heat your<br />

do, is give the voters what they want, a If you think it’s bad now, just wait homes, offices, small businesses or put<br />

Proportional ballot.<br />

and see your next bills!!!<br />

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Cont’d from Pg 1<br />

Councillors unanimously<br />

approved the policy.<br />

Who’s behind the wheel?<br />

Councillors discussed a<br />

resolution from lobby group<br />

Alberta Municipalities<br />

(AM), which represents<br />

urban communities in<br />

Alberta; a letter referred to<br />

the group’s opposition and<br />

concerns about the proposal<br />

to introduce political parties<br />

into local politics.<br />

Coun. Cole noted AM has<br />

opposed the idea and he’s<br />

heard no support for it anywhere,<br />

and wondered why<br />

the idea is still being discussed.<br />

“Who<br />

wants this?” Cole<br />

asked his peers.<br />

During discussion<br />

councillors<br />

agreed they’ve<br />

also heard virtually<br />

no support<br />

for the idea.<br />

Mayor Rob<br />

Fehr stated the<br />

idea sounds to<br />

him like<br />

American-style<br />

politics which he<br />

doesn’t agree<br />

with at the grassroots<br />

level.<br />

Cole noted<br />

people ask him<br />

about the proposal<br />

and he’s not<br />

sure what to say.<br />

Fehr responded<br />

AM has already<br />

passed a resolution<br />

soundly<br />

defeating the idea<br />

and the provincial<br />

government<br />

should respect<br />

that decision.<br />

Drought<br />

forecasts<br />

During committee<br />

reports<br />

councillors discussed<br />

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Coun. Tim Besuijen noted<br />

he attended a recent Red<br />

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Separate the party vote from the candidate vote<br />

Cont’d from Pg 4<br />

Instead, Poilievre is promoting<br />

freedom, not democracy, emulating<br />

Harper’s contempt for democracy.<br />

The leader of<br />

the NDP is confused,<br />

and<br />

completely lost in<br />

Trudeau’s halo.<br />

We desperately<br />

need an all-inclusive<br />

Proportional<br />

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with a ballot that<br />

separates the<br />

party vote from<br />

the candidate<br />

vote, to give<br />

voters the<br />

freedom to chose<br />

and support a<br />

political party,<br />

without being<br />

stuck with a raft<br />

of unwanted<br />

candidates.<br />

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the foundation<br />

for a multi-partysystem<br />

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Mar 29 (Good Fri) Solemn Liturgy 3 p.m. with<br />

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Mar 31 (Easter Sun) – Mass 9 a.m. with<br />

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BIG VALLEY<br />

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Mar 29 (Good Fri) 10 a.m. joint service in Erskine<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) 9 a.m.<br />

BROWNFIELD<br />

Brownfield Baptist Church<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) 10:30 am combined service w/<br />

Coronation E-Free at Veteran Full Gospel Church<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) Pancake breakfast 10 a.m.;<br />

Worship service 11 a.m.<br />

CASTOR<br />

Castor Evangelical Missionary Church<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) 10 a.m.<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) 11 a.m.<br />

Castor Knox United Church<br />

Mar 24 (Palm Sun) - Sunday School presentation,<br />

Carson Ryner officiating<br />

Mar 28 (Good Fri) 10:30 am<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) - livestreaming<br />

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All services at 10:30 am. Everyone welcome.<br />

Our Lady of Grace<br />

Mar 24 (Palm Sun) - Mass 11a.m (gather in<br />

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Mar 28 (Holy Thurs) - Mass 5 p.m. with<br />

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Mar 29 (Good Fri) - Solemn Liturgy 11 a.m.<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) – Mass 9 a.m.<br />

CLIVE<br />

Clive Baptist Church<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) Community service - 10 a.m.<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun). Sunrise service on the Hill -<br />

9 a.m. (contact church office for details)<br />

Potluck breakfast at the church - 9:30 a.m.<br />

Worship service - 11 a.m. (no Sunday school)<br />

CORONATION<br />

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Mar 29 (Good Fri) 10:30 am combined service<br />

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Gospel Church at Veteran<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) 10:30 a.m.<br />

DAYSLAND<br />

Daysland United Church<br />

Mar 24 (Palm Sun) Joint service in Daysland<br />

10:30 am followed by potluck<br />

Mar 28 (Maundy Thurs) Joint service in Rosalind<br />

6:30 pm - light supper, please sign up<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) Joint service in Killam 7 p.m.<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) Killam 9 a.m., Daysland<br />

11 a.m. Both services with communion<br />

DELBURNE<br />

Delburne United Church<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri). 10 a.m.<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun). 11:15 a.m.<br />

All are welcome<br />

ERSKINE<br />

Erskine Evangelical Free Church<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri). 3 p.m.<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun). 11 a.m<br />

Everyone welcome.<br />

Erskine United Church<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) 10 a.m. joint service in Erskine<br />

FORESTBURG<br />

Forestburg Baptist Church<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) 10:30 at Killiam Baptist Church<br />

HANNA<br />

New Life Community Fellowship<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) - Joint service at 10:30 am at<br />

Bethel Church<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) - 10:30 am.<br />

St. George’s Catholic Church<br />

Mar 28 (Holy Thurs) 7:00 p.m.<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) 3:00 p.m.<br />

Mar 30 (Holy Sat) 8:30 p.m.<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) 11:00 a.m.<br />

Hanna First United Church<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) 11 a.m. - will be serving<br />

communion<br />

Hanna Redeemer Lutheran Church<br />

Mar 24 (Palm Sun) 11 a.m. followed by coffee;<br />

6 p.m. Hymn sing with light supper<br />

Mar 28 (Holy Thurs) 7 p.m. with communion<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) 11 a.m.<br />

Mar 30 (Sat) 1 - 3 p.m. Easter egg colouring for<br />

kids and families<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) 11 a.m.<br />

KILLAM<br />

Killam Baptist Church<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) 10:30 a.m.<br />

Killam United Church<br />

Mar 24 (Palm Sun) Joint service in Daysland<br />

10:30 am followed by potluck<br />

Mar 28 (Maundy Thurs) Joint service in Rosalind<br />

6:30 pm - light supper, please sign up<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) Joint service in Killam 7 p.m.<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) Killam 9 a.m., Daysland<br />

11 a.m. Both services with communion<br />

LINDEN<br />

Linden Mennonite Brethren Church<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) 10:30 am joint with Linden<br />

Alliance at Linden Mennonite Brethren Church<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) 10:50 am<br />

OYEN<br />

All Saints Anglican Church<br />

Mar 28 (Good Fri) 10:45 a.m. at the Oyen<br />

Evangelical Missionary Church<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun), 11:00 a.m. at<br />

All Saints Oyen.<br />

The <strong>ECA</strong> <strong>Review</strong> has strived for<br />

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of our ability. For more information or<br />

clarity please contact your local church.<br />

Oyen Evangelical Missionary Church<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) 10:45 a.m. followed by<br />

a time of fellowship<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) 10:45 a.m.<br />

PROVOST<br />

New Hope Gospel Church<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri). 7 p.m.<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun). 10:30 a.m.<br />

Provost Community Church<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri). 6 p.m.<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun). 10:30 a.m.<br />

ROSALIND<br />

Rosalind United Church<br />

Mar 24 (Palm Sun) Joint service in Daysland<br />

10:30 am followed by potluck<br />

Mar 28 (Maundy Thurs) Joint service in Rosalind<br />

6:30 pm - light supper, please sign up<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) Joint service in Killam 7 p.m.<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) Killam 9 a.m., Daysland<br />

11 a.m. Both services with communion<br />

STETTLER<br />

Christ-King Parish<br />

Mar 24 (Palm Sun) Mass 9 a.m. (gather in<br />

Parish Hall to receive your palm)<br />

Mar 28 (Holy Thurs) Mass 8 p.m. with<br />

Adoration until Midnight<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) – Solemn Liturgy 3 p.m.<br />

Mar 30 (Holy Sat) – Easter Vigil 8:30 p.m.<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) – Mass at 11 a.m.<br />

St. George’s Anglican Church Stettler<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) 10 a.m.<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) 10 a.m.<br />

Stettler United Church<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) 10 a.m. joint service in Erskine<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) 11 a.m.<br />

VETERAN<br />

Veteran Full Gospel Church<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) 10:30 am joint service with<br />

Coronation Evangelical Free and Brownfield<br />

Baptist at Veteran<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) 10 a.m<br />

All are welcome<br />

WAINWRIGHT<br />

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church<br />

Mar 28 (Holy Thurs) 7 p.m.<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) 3 p.m.<br />

Mar 30 (Easter Vigil) 9 p.m.<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) 10:30 a.m.<br />

Wainwright Church of the Nazarene<br />

Mar 29 (Good Fri) 6 p.m. Stations of the Cross<br />

Mar 30 (Sat) 10 a.m. - noon Easter egg hunt<br />

Mar 31 (Easter Sun) 10:10 a.m.<br />

Wainwright Evangelical Free Church<br />

Mar 24 (Palm Sun) Children’s Church skit and a<br />

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<strong>2024</strong> Assessment Notices<br />

County of Paintearth No. 18<br />

Province of Alberta<br />

Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provisions of<br />

Section 311 of the Municipal Government Act, Statutes of Alberta,<br />

2000, Chapter M-26. The County of Paintearth No. 18 has mailed<br />

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Brand<br />

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<strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB March <strong>21</strong>'24 9<br />

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OBITUARY<br />

Jack-of-all-trades, made the best of what<br />

he had, relying on exceptional work ethic<br />

William Benjamin Lockhart<br />

1928 - <strong>2024</strong><br />

William Benjamin, “Ben” Lockhart,<br />

95, passed away peacefully on March 9,<br />

<strong>2024</strong> at the Big Country Hospital, LTC<br />

in Oyen, Alta.<br />

Ben was born to Stuart and Lucy<br />

Lockhart in Oyen Dec. 18, 1928.<br />

He was raised in the Oyen area, took<br />

his first seven years of schooling in<br />

Oyen, and when he moved to Big Stone<br />

he completed his education, staying<br />

half way through Grade 8. He said he<br />

probably would have stayed longer if<br />

brother Bryan would have.<br />

Ben worked with his dad on a dray<br />

line in Oyen as well as farming and<br />

ranching at Big Stone. He also worked<br />

with Jim Ball moving buildings and<br />

with Cec Mansfield at the Utilities and<br />

the movie theatre in the late 40’s.<br />

After a short courtship, Ben married<br />

the love of his life Vera Weller in<br />

March 1954 and they started life in Big<br />

Stone.<br />

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

made the best of what he had, relying<br />

on an exceptional work ethic.<br />

He was an amazing husband and<br />

father. He loved to help out his kids,<br />

grandkids, neighbours and anyone else<br />

who needed it. He loved farming and<br />

ranching and enjoyed flying, playing<br />

cards, camping, golfing, skiing and<br />

woodworking.<br />

He was very community oriented<br />

and served many years on many different<br />

boards.<br />

Ben was predeceased by Vera, sons<br />

Douglas and Blaine, brothers Fred and<br />

Bryan, grandson Clint and granddaughter<br />

Danielle.<br />

Ben is survived by his children<br />

Darcy (Linda) Lockhart, Brad (Sandy)<br />

Lockhart, Cindy (Pat) Klassen and<br />

Sheldon Lockhart.<br />

He was blessed with 15 grandchildren<br />

and their spouses and 31 great<br />

grandchildren ; sister Sharon<br />

Thygeson, sister-in-law Doreen<br />

Lockhart, brother-in-law’s Bob (Julie)<br />

Weller and Ken (Lorraine) Weller and<br />

numerous nieces and nephews.<br />

Memorial tributes may be directed<br />

to the Canadian Cancer Society 500 –<br />

55 Claire Ave. W Toronto, Ont. M4V<br />

2Y7 cancer.ca or to a charity of the<br />

donor’s choice.<br />

The funeral service took place on<br />

Sat. March 16, <strong>2024</strong> at the Big Stone<br />

Hall in Big Stone, Alta.<br />

To send messages of condolence,<br />

please visit ofsmacleans.com.<br />

Funeral arrangements in the care of<br />

MacLean’s Funeral Home in Oyen,<br />

Alta.<br />

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Turn that fan off when you leave.<br />

Fans don’t actually cool down the room, they create a<br />

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Check the fridge’s door seal.<br />

Your refrigerator uses up to 11% of your home’s energy<br />

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Pride themselves on honesty when<br />

making seed recommendations<br />

Nicole Starker Campbell<br />

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

Larry Penner started in commercial<br />

farming when he bought his<br />

parent’s farm 36 years ago. He<br />

brought those years of farming experience<br />

into the seed business that he<br />

and his wife, Marianne, added a<br />

dozen years ago.<br />

Penwest Seeds is located just north<br />

of Three Hills and Penner said,<br />

“Everything we do around here<br />

comes from that commercial<br />

background.”<br />

Penner said on the farming side,<br />

owning a seed operation has given<br />

them a way to increase the value of<br />

their product without necessarily<br />

gaining more acres, but just choosing<br />

varieties and utilizing the land base<br />

they have more efficiently.<br />

The people he meets owning a seed<br />

business are very rewarding. “What I<br />

love about it is talking to so many<br />

people and learning about their operations,”<br />

Penner said.<br />

He and the Penwest team find out<br />

what’s working for customers’ operations,<br />

and in other parts of the<br />

province, and share that information<br />

with other customers.<br />

They pride themselves on honesty<br />

when making seed recommendations<br />

to customers.<br />

“We’re farming about 4,000 acres of<br />

our own, so we know what’s working<br />

on our own farms,” Penner said.<br />

“People value our experience, they<br />

know we’re dabbling in the new varieties,<br />

and they’re always asking<br />

what’s coming down the pike.”<br />

Penner sometimes dabbles in older<br />

varieties as well. When he gave ACC<br />

Ardill yellow pea a shot, the variety<br />

was basically on its way out in<br />

Saskatchewan and wasn’t really being<br />

marketed. He noticed the variety performed<br />

very well in central Alberta<br />

and after growing it again, decided to<br />

pursue the rights and has been marketing<br />

it ever since.<br />

“I think to this day, it’s still the<br />

highest yielding variety in Zone 1, or<br />

the southern part of the province, and<br />

it also does really well in the northern<br />

part of the province,” Penner said.<br />

Penwest prides itself on making it<br />

as easy as possible for customers to<br />

get both good information on seed<br />

varieties and also good service<br />

whether on the phone, or when<br />

picking up seed.<br />

Penner knows that with a five to six<br />

week window to get crops planted in<br />

Alberta, efficiency is key for farmers<br />

during seeding season.<br />

“Sometimes the tractor and seeding<br />

implements are sitting there idling in<br />

the field waiting for the truck to get<br />

back, and time is so valuable in the<br />

spring.”<br />

The Penwest team includes, from the left, back row, Martha Frere and Marianne Penner.<br />

Front row, Jeff Arnold, Tanya Park, Larry Penner, Ejvind Poulsen and Bryan McRae.<br />

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

Efficiency is key in the<br />

six week window to get<br />

crops planted in Alberta,<br />

says Larry Penner of<br />

Penwest Seeds. <br />

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The average value of<br />

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its steady climb in<br />

2023, increasing by 11.5 per<br />

cent, slightly less than the<br />

12.8 per cent increase<br />

reported in 2022, according<br />

to the latest FCC Farmland<br />

Values Report.<br />

“Farmland prices have<br />

continued to increase at a<br />

rapid pace over the last<br />

couple of years, even when<br />

economic conditions suggested<br />

the growth should<br />

slow,” said J.P. Gervais,<br />

FCC’s chief economist. “A<br />

limited supply of available<br />

farmland combined with a<br />

robust demand from farm<br />

operations is driving that<br />

growth.”<br />

The highest average provincial<br />

increases in<br />

farmland values were<br />

observed in Saskatchewan,<br />

Quebec, Manitoba and<br />

Ontario, with double-digit<br />

average increases of 15.7,<br />

13.3, 11.1 and 10.7 per cent,<br />

respectively. Four provinces<br />

had single-digit average<br />

increases and were below<br />

the national average at 7.8<br />

per cent in Nova Scotia, 7.4<br />

per cent in Prince Edward<br />

Island, 6.5 per cent in<br />

Alberta and 5.6 per cent in<br />

New Brunswick.<br />

British Columbia<br />

recorded an average decline of<br />

3.1 per cent, yet the province<br />

has the highest farmland<br />

values on average.<br />

There were an insufficient<br />

number of publicly reported<br />

sales in Newfoundland and<br />

Labrador, Northwest<br />

Territories, Nunavut and<br />

Yukon to fully assess farmland<br />

value trends in those regions.<br />

“The land market has shown<br />

to be very resilient,” said<br />

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the year ahead will come with<br />

careful consideration of the<br />

price and timing. Some operations<br />

will prefer to wait and see<br />

where land values will settle<br />

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TRACTOR & BLADE<br />

•2008 Aston Martin DB9 Volante<br />

RECREATIONAL<br />

•2006 John TRACTOR Deere 7720 & BLADE<br />

MFWD<br />

•2008 convertible, Aston Martin only 9,566miles, DB9 Volante hand-<br />

•2014 Polaris RECREATIONAL<br />

900 Ranger XP crew<br />

•2006 tractor, John 4,625hrs, Deere 7720 172hp, MFWD<br />

20 spd<br />

convertible, built in England, only 5.9L 9,566miles, AM11 V12 hand-<br />

eng, •2014 side-by-side, Polaris 900 only Ranger 57miles!, XP crew<br />

15hr,<br />

tractor, Power Quad 4,625hrs, trans, 172hp, diff lock, 20 spd<br />

3pth,<br />

built 450hp, in Touchtronic England, 5.9L 6 AM11 spd trans V12 w/<br />

eng,<br />

Power (3) aux Quad hyd, 540/1000 trans, diff PTO, lock, 20.8R28<br />

side-by-side, heated cab kit, only Polaris 57miles!, sound 15hr,<br />

system<br />

3pth,<br />

450hp, Touchtronic 6 spd trans w/<br />

(3) rear aux tires, hyd, 16.9R28 540/1000 front PTO, tires<br />

paddle shifters, carbon ceramic<br />

20.8R28<br />

heated , Warn front cab kit, and Polaris rear winch, sound Polaris system<br />

•12’ rear Degelman tires, 16.9R28 46/57 front 4-Way tires<br />

blade,<br />

paddle brakes, shifters, independent carbon double ceramic<br />

, Tuff Warn box, front LED and light rear bar, winch, Camoplast Polaris<br />

•12’ hyd Degelman angle, mid-mount, 46/57 4-Way quick<br />

blade, brakes, wishbone independent susp, onyx double<br />

black, swan<br />

Tuff UTV box, T4S track LED light system, bar, c/w Camoplast unused<br />

hyd hook-up angle, mid-mount, quick<br />

wishbone doors, leather susp, upholstery, onyx black, walnut swan<br />

UTV factory T4S tires track and system, rims<br />

hook-up<br />

doors, wood trim, leather Sport upholstery, mode, push walnut<br />

button<br />

c/w unused<br />

BACKHOE & BUCKET<br />

wood start, LED factory tires and rims<br />

trim, approach Sport mode, lights, push auto-dim-<br />

•2008 Honda FourTrax 4x4 quad,<br />

button<br />

•2005 Cat BACKHOE 430D 4WD & BUCKET<br />

backhoe,<br />

start, ming LED rear approach view mirror, lights, 19” forged auto-dim-<br />

alum •2008 10,312kms Honda FourTrax 4x4 quad,<br />

•2005 2,709hrs, Cat 430D 8’ clamshell 4WD backhoe,<br />

bucket, 24”<br />

ming rims, Pirelli rear view Cinturato mirror, P7 19” tires<br />

forged alum<br />

•2007 10,312kms<br />

Honda FourTrax Trail Edition<br />

2,709hrs, rear digging 8’ clamshell bucket, heat, bucket, a/c24”<br />

•2004 rims, BMW Pirelli 745Li Cinturato luxury P7 sedan, tires<br />

•2007 quad, Honda 8,134kms, FourTrax winchTrail Edition<br />

•Cat rear 48” digging backhoe bucket, bucket heat, a/c<br />

•2004 36,229miles, BMW 745Li 4.4L luxury V8 gas sedan,<br />

eng, 325hp,<br />

•6’ quad, KFI ATV 8,134kms, snow plow winch<br />

•Cat 48” backhoe bucket<br />

36,229miles, auto trans, black, 4.4L leather V8 gas eng, upholstery, 325hp, •6’ KFI ATV snow plow<br />

DOZER, COMPACT LOADER &<br />

auto trans, black, leather upholstery,<br />

DOZER, COMPACT FORKS<br />

sunroof, heated/cooled front seats,<br />

LOADER &<br />

TRAILERS<br />

•2007 Cat D5G crawler FORKS<br />

dozer,<br />

sunroof, heated rear heated/cooled seats, tilt and front telescopic seats,<br />

•2009 BigTex 18’ TRAILERS<br />

T/A equipment<br />

•2007 1,797hrs, Cat D5G 10’ 6-way crawler blade, dozer,<br />

30” pads,<br />

heated steering rear wheel, seats, 16-way tilt and pwr telescopic<br />

driver and •2009 trailer, BigTex 7’w, 16” 18’ sides, T/A equipment<br />

ramps<br />

1,797hrs, a/c, brush 10’ guard 6-way blade, 30” pads,<br />

steering passenger wheel, seats, 16-way pwr trunk, pwr chrome driver and<br />

•BigTex trailer, 7’w, 355A 16” 14’ sides, S/A utility ramps<br />

trailer,<br />

•2005 a/c, brush Cat 227B guard<br />

compact loader, 2 spd,<br />

passenger rims, Pirelli seats, PZero pwr tirestrunk, chrome •BigTex 6.5’w, 15” 355A sides, 14’ S/A fold utility down trailer,<br />

ramp<br />

•2005 79” tooth Cat 227B bucket, compact aux hyd, loader, ISO 2 spd,<br />

•2004 rims, BMW Pirelli 745Li PZero luxury tires<br />

sedan,<br />

6.5’w, 15” sides, fold down ramp<br />

79” tooth bucket, aux hyd, ISO<br />

•2004 BMW 745Li luxury sedan,<br />

•2011 Road Clipper 12’ S/A utility<br />

controls, heat, a/c<br />

73,459kms, 4.4L V8 gas eng, 325hp,<br />

•2011 Road Clipper 12’ S/A utility<br />

•Cat controls, 48” skid heat, steer a/c<br />

forks<br />

73,459kms, auto trans, silver, 4.4L V8 leather gas eng, upholstery, 325hp,<br />

trailer, 6’9”w, sides, fold down ramp<br />

•Cat 48” skid steer forks<br />

auto trans, silver, leather upholstery,<br />

trailer, 6’9”w, sides, fold down ramp<br />

sunroof,<br />

sunroof,<br />

heated/cooled<br />

heated/cooled<br />

front<br />

front<br />

seats,<br />

seats,<br />

ZERO-TURN<br />

ZERO-TURN<br />

MOWER<br />

MOWER<br />

heated sunroof, heated<br />

rear<br />

rear heated/cooled seats,<br />

seats,<br />

tilt<br />

tilt<br />

and<br />

and front telescopic<br />

telescopic seats,<br />

LANDSCAPING<br />

LANDSCAPING<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

•2010<br />

•2010<br />

John<br />

John ZERO-TURN Deere<br />

Deere<br />

Z590A<br />

Z590A MOWER ZTrak<br />

ZTrak<br />

heated rear seats, tilt and telescopic LANDSCAPING EQUIPMENT<br />

•2010 Zero-Turn John Mower, Deere Z590A 589hrs, ZTrak<br />

steering<br />

steering<br />

wheel,<br />

wheel,<br />

16-way<br />

16-way<br />

pwr<br />

pwr<br />

driver<br />

driver<br />

and<br />

and •15’<br />

•15’<br />

Mandako<br />

Mandako<br />

L15401<br />

L15401<br />

land<br />

land<br />

roller,<br />

roller,<br />

36”<br />

36”<br />

Zero-Turn Mower, 589hrs,<br />

Kawasaki<br />

Kawasaki<br />

steering wheel, 16-way pwr driver and •15’ Mandako L15401 land roller, 36”<br />

V-Twin Zero-Turn V-Twin<br />

31hp<br />

31hp Mower, gas<br />

gas<br />

eng,<br />

eng, 589hrs, 7-Iron<br />

7-Iron Kawasaki 72”<br />

72” passenger<br />

passenger<br />

seats,<br />

seats,<br />

pwr<br />

pwr<br />

trunk,<br />

trunk,<br />

Michelin<br />

Michelin drum<br />

drum<br />

V-Twin mower 31hp deck gas eng, 7-Iron 72”<br />

passenger seats, pwr trunk, Michelin drum<br />

mower deck<br />

tires<br />

tires<br />

•15’<br />

•15’<br />

Schulte<br />

Schulte<br />

FX-180<br />

FX-180<br />

rotary<br />

rotary<br />

mower<br />

mower<br />

•2009<br />

mower deck<br />

•2009 tires Mercedes Benz GL500 4-matic<br />

Mercedes Benz GL500 4-matic •2016 •15’ •2016 Schulte DeSite<br />

DeSite FX-180 ASM SLG-108<br />

ASM SLG-108 rotary mower screener,<br />

screener,<br />

LUXURY CARS<br />

LUXURY CARS<br />

•2009 SUV, 98,681kms,<br />

SUV, 98,681kms, Mercedes Benz 5.5L<br />

5.5L GL500 V8 gas<br />

V8 gas 4-matic eng,<br />

eng, •2016 10’W,<br />

10’W, DeSite 120V, stationary<br />

120V, stationary ASM SLG-108 sifter<br />

sifter screener,<br />

•2014 Aston<br />

•2014 Aston LUXURY Martin DB9<br />

Martin DB9 CARS Volante<br />

Volante 382hp, SUV, 382hp, 98,681kms, 7 spd shiftable spd shiftable 5.5L V8 auto<br />

auto gas trans<br />

trans eng, w/<br />

w/<br />

•2012<br />

•2012 10’W, Ty-Crop<br />

Ty-Crop 120V, stationary TD-460 large<br />

TD-460 large sifterarea top<br />

area top<br />

•2014 convertible,<br />

convertible, Aston Martin only 9,841miles,<br />

only 9,841miles, DB9 Volante paddle 382hp, paddle 7 shifters,<br />

shifters, spd shiftable sport or<br />

sport or auto comfort<br />

comfort trans susp,<br />

susp, w/ •2012 dresser, Ty-Crop finishing TD-460 brush, large rubber area top<br />

handbuilt convertible, handbuilt in<br />

in only England,<br />

England, 9,841miles, 5.9L V12 eng,<br />

5.9L V12 eng, push-button paddle push-button shifters, start,<br />

start, sport heated/cooled<br />

heated/cooled<br />

or comfort susp,<br />

dresser, finishing brush, rubber<br />

dresser, conveyor finishing brush, rubber<br />

510hp, handbuilt 510hp, Touchtronic<br />

Touchtronic in England, 2 spd spd 5.9L trans<br />

trans V12 w/<br />

w/ eng, front push-button front seats, 10-way<br />

seats, 10-way start, heated/cooled<br />

pwr driver and conveyor<br />

pwr driver and conveyor<br />

paddle 510hp, paddle Touchtronic shifters, ventilated<br />

shifters, ventilated spd trans carbon<br />

•Crown C12 cement mixer, Honda GX<br />

carbon w/ front passenger seats, seats, 10-way sunroof, pwr driver moonroof, and •Crown C12 cement mixer, Honda GX<br />

paddle ceramic shifters, disc brakes, ventilated 2 + 2 seating, carbon<br />

passenger seats, sunroof, moonroof, •Crown 13hp gas C12 eng, cement 12cu mixer, ft Honda GX<br />

ceramic disc brakes, seating, passenger Harman Karden seats, sound sunroof, system, moonroof, rear 13hp gas eng, 12cu ft<br />

ceramic independent disc brakes, double 2 wishbone + 2 seating, susp, Harman Karden sound system, rear 13hp gas eng, 12cu ft<br />

independent double wishbone susp, Harman Karden sound system, rear<br />

onyx independent onyx black, swan<br />

black, swan double doors,<br />

doors, wishbone leather<br />

view camera, rear entertainment<br />

leather susp, view camera, rear entertainment<br />

onyx upholstery, black, swan walnut doors, wood leather trim, Sport view system<br />

SHOP TOOLS<br />

camera, rear entertainment<br />

upholstery, walnut wood trim, Sport<br />

system<br />

SHOP TOOLS<br />

upholstery, mode, push-button walnut wood start, trim, LED<br />

•2004<br />

Sport<br />

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gas •General •Excalibur International by General International<br />

table saw<br />

•General International SHOP TOOLS table saw<br />

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•2004 Mercedes Benz SL500 convertible,<br />

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•General International table saw<br />

mode, approach push-button lights, auto-dimming start, LED rear •2004<br />

approach lights, auto-dimming rear<br />

approach view mirror, lights, backup auto-dimming camera, 19” rear ible, eng, only 7 spd 53,370kms, auto trans, 5.0L Airmatix V8 gas susp, •Excalibur router table by General International<br />

view mirror, backup camera, 19” eng, spd auto trans, Airmatix susp, router table<br />

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STETTLER COUNTY COUNCIL<br />

Re-examining code of conduct rules<br />

Stu Salkeld<br />

Local Journalism Initiative reporter<br />

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

Stettler county council decided it<br />

will closely review it’s code of conduct<br />

policy, citing issues facing neighbouring<br />

municipalities and changes to<br />

major legislation.<br />

The resolution to proceed with a<br />

review was passed at the March 13 regular<br />

meeting of council.<br />

Reeve Larry Clarke began the discussion<br />

about the County of Stettler’s<br />

councillor code of conduct policy by<br />

noting he asked that the issue be<br />

placed on the meeting agenda.<br />

Clarke stated that with issues<br />

involving councillor conduct going on<br />

in other communities, the reeve said<br />

he wanted to ensure the County of<br />

Stettler’s code of conduct policy was<br />

“bullet-proof.”<br />

Clarke added that with changes to<br />

the Municipal Government Act (MGA)<br />

since the code of conduct’s approval,<br />

perhaps a legal<br />

review including<br />

an expert opinion<br />

might also be in<br />

order.<br />

Coun. Ernie<br />

Gendre stated he<br />

supported a<br />

review, including<br />

details such as a<br />

dress code for<br />

councillors at<br />

county meetings;<br />

Gendre noted he<br />

personally was in<br />

favour of dress<br />

code rules<br />

including a prohibition<br />

on the<br />

wearing of hats<br />

during the<br />

council meeting.<br />

Coun. Les<br />

Stulberg also<br />

agreed a review<br />

was a good idea<br />

and suggested it<br />

be done during a<br />

“Committee of<br />

the Whole”<br />

(COW) meeting.<br />

Readers should<br />

note COW meetings<br />

are common<br />

at many municipalities<br />

and<br />

generally are used for issues that could<br />

include lengthy presentations or<br />

debates, and usually don’t include any<br />

resolutions; any resolutions usually<br />

have to be forwarded to regular<br />

council meetings as recommendations.<br />

Manager of Municipal Services<br />

Andrew Brysiuk asked that councillors,<br />

if they made a motion about this<br />

issue, be specific and include whether<br />

a legal review including experts such<br />

as lawyers be included.<br />

Brysiuk added that it could be interesting<br />

to hear an expert discuss case<br />

law surrounding issues like councillor<br />

code of conduct.<br />

The reeve again noted many different<br />

issues and some changes to<br />

important laws have cropped up since<br />

the current county policy was developed<br />

and approved.<br />

Coun. Justin Stevens stated that he<br />

supported the idea of a review of the<br />

councillor code of conduct and also felt<br />

it was fair to leave it up to the staff to<br />

find legal experts to present to council.<br />

Celebrating<br />

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years<br />

years years<br />

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However, Stevens, referring to<br />

things like a dress code, stated that he<br />

felt no code of conduct policy could<br />

ever be “100 per cent black and white”<br />

and that some parts of such a code will<br />

always be open to interpretation;<br />

Steven pointed out what is considered<br />

General Manager:<br />

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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 />

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 />

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“professional” attire at a meeting<br />

could be open to interpretation.<br />

Reeve Clarke agreed, noting that<br />

some parts of a code of conduct, such<br />

as a dress code, will be up to councillors<br />

to decide.<br />

Turn to Governance, Pg 13<br />

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BREEDERS’ SECTION<br />

<strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB March <strong>21</strong>'24 13<br />

Prairie Economic Development $500,000 project grant<br />

Cont’d from Pg 3<br />

“The property is zoned as<br />

DC 1 direct control district 1<br />

and in this land use district<br />

the discretionary use of the<br />

building is for temporary<br />

assembly,” noted the staff<br />

memo.<br />

“Adding services and a<br />

washroom facility would be<br />

an improvement for the<br />

users of the facility while<br />

still following the discretionary<br />

use as temporary<br />

assembly.”<br />

Neill stated staff recommended<br />

approving the<br />

application as improving<br />

services wouldn’t change<br />

the nature of the operation<br />

and improved services were<br />

not seen as having a negative<br />

effect on neighbours<br />

either.<br />

The development permit<br />

application listed President<br />

Sandra Beaudoin, who is<br />

also a town councillor.<br />

Beaudoin stated at the<br />

beginning of the presentation<br />

she would describe the<br />

application briefly but<br />

Cont’d from Pg 12<br />

County Chief<br />

Administrative Officer<br />

(CAO) Yvette Cassidy stated<br />

that some neighbouring<br />

municipalities have recently<br />

conducted a “governance<br />

review” with the help of an<br />

expert on municipal governments;<br />

she noted the County<br />

of Stettler has invited<br />

Municipal Affairs (MA) to<br />

examine the County of<br />

Stettler’s policies and ways<br />

would not participate in<br />

either the council debate or<br />

vote.<br />

The development permit<br />

application noted the estimated<br />

value of renovations<br />

was half a million dollars.<br />

When looking at the application<br />

Mayor Danny<br />

Povaschuk asked where the<br />

facility might tie into<br />

existing services.<br />

Beaudoin stated a hydrant<br />

isn’t far away, plus sewer<br />

service is also nearby; she<br />

said the society is looking at<br />

underground power.<br />

Beaudoin also pointed out<br />

the heritage ministry is<br />

required to approve the society’s<br />

project as the site is<br />

considered a historical<br />

resource.<br />

Beaudoin also noted that<br />

the Prairie Economic<br />

Development agency is providing<br />

a grant of $500,000 for<br />

this project. She added that<br />

the roundhouse was identified<br />

as a kickstarter for the<br />

Hanna-region economy following<br />

COVID; to ensure<br />

Governance review<br />

of doing business but has yet<br />

to get a commitment from<br />

the provincial ministry.<br />

Coun. Stulberg suggested<br />

councillors hear the legal<br />

opinion first, which may<br />

help in identifying a direction<br />

for the code of conduct<br />

review.<br />

Councillors unanimously<br />

approved a review of the<br />

councillor code of conduct<br />

policy to be done during an<br />

upcoming COW meeting.<br />

the site’s future a source of revenue<br />

has to be found and<br />

improving services means the<br />

facility can more easily accommodate<br />

users. At this point<br />

Beaudoin left the council<br />

meeting. The mayor voiced support<br />

for the application.<br />

“It’s a great project,” said<br />

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Povaschuk, noting the site<br />

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The CAO stated that with<br />

improved services the site<br />

wouldn’t have to provide labourintensive<br />

features like portable<br />

toilets, power and water.<br />

Coun. Angie Warner asked<br />

how much the Town of Hanna<br />

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Neill responded this project has<br />

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detail would return to the<br />

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Councillors unanimously<br />

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14 M arch <strong>21</strong>'24 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. <strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW<br />

BREEDERS’<br />

FEDERAL CARBON TAX<br />

20<strong>21</strong> 2022 2023 <strong>2024</strong> 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2<strong>03</strong>0<br />

Natural gas (GJ): $2.10 $2.63 $3.33 $4.10 $4.99 $5.78 $6.57 $7.36 $8.15 $8.94<br />

Gasoline (L): 0.09 0.11 0.14 0.18 0.<strong>21</strong> 0.24 0.28 0.31 0.34 0.38<br />

Cost will be unobtainable<br />

Cont’d from Pg 4<br />

The cost will be unobtainable; 0.77<br />

cents per gigajoule (GJ) increase in tax<br />

alone on Apr.1.<br />

To put this in a realistic value, take<br />

your gas consumption today which<br />

most homes between a 1000 sq. ft.<br />

and 1350 sq. ft. would use an average of<br />

20 to 30 GJ of natural gas.<br />

Today you are using, say 25 GJ<br />

times $3.33/ GJ to make a cost of $83.25<br />

per month on carbon tax in the colder<br />

winter months.<br />

Now take this same 25 GJ in 2<strong>03</strong>0<br />

times $8.94/ GJ and you are paying<br />

$223.50 per month. This is without any<br />

consumption, transportation, distribution<br />

fees and GST increases, which<br />

will never happen, right!!<br />

So that means, being conservative,<br />

your bill will be at least twice as high.<br />

Take your bill, do the calculations and<br />

see the true numbers yourself.<br />

Now gas is going to add another .04<br />

cents per litre, plus all the increases.<br />

What we see nowadays is every time a<br />

bird flies over we now have a fuel<br />

shortage, threats of war, turnarounds<br />

or any other excuses the oil companies<br />

use to jack up the price. Add this to<br />

your other commodities such as food,<br />

lumber, clothing, you name it and you<br />

will see people in Canada in a dire case<br />

of financial woes.<br />

Justin Trudeau is now talking how<br />

people are struggling to make ends<br />

meet, the high costs and inflation out<br />

of control but does nothing to help; he<br />

just keeps increasing taxes and giving<br />

money away.<br />

Who does he think he’s fooling; and<br />

who does he think caused these problems.<br />

He is the number one driver in<br />

Canada for all high costs which have<br />

been brought about by carbon tax and<br />

his dream of “Green Power.”<br />

Yes, we have to change things, but<br />

this is not the way. Canada lives in a<br />

cold climate with long distances to<br />

travel and these things are necessities,<br />

not frills!<br />

All governments need to get on<br />

board a program that keeps life affordable<br />

for everyone. Solar and wind<br />

power are two big pushes that have<br />

little, to no effect in the Prairies, which<br />

is way out to lunch in costs and<br />

reliability.<br />

Look at Medicine Hat’s solar power<br />

program and see. The Mayor was all<br />

for solar power and in 2014 the City<br />

spent 12 million on a system that was<br />

mothballed in 2019.<br />

The reason being, it was not economical<br />

to operate. They say it will need a<br />

Natural Gas price of $19 to $20 a GJ to<br />

make it feasible to run.<br />

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<strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB March <strong>21</strong>'24 15<br />

BREEDERS’<br />

Building budget flexibility<br />

Cont’d from Pg 11<br />

The number of farmland transactions<br />

in 2023 is estimated to have<br />

declined slightly relative to 2022 as<br />

farm operations exercised more caution<br />

towards investment decisions.<br />

“The expectation of weaker farm revenues<br />

and elevated borrowing costs and<br />

input prices are expected to stretch out<br />

this cautious environment for farmland<br />

transactions into <strong>2024</strong>,” according<br />

to Gervais.<br />

Gervais acknowledges that lower<br />

affordability of farmland is challenging<br />

for young producers, new<br />

entrants and those aspiring to grow<br />

their land base. This can expose some<br />

operations to more risk as they navigate<br />

higher rental rates and input<br />

costs.<br />

Receipts of grains, oilseeds and<br />

pulses in Canada increased by 0.4 per<br />

cent in 2023 and are projected to<br />

decline by 13.2 per cent in <strong>2024</strong>. “An<br />

important part of preparing for inevitable<br />

yet unpredictable economic<br />

changes is not only creating a risk<br />

management<br />

plan, but also<br />

updating it as<br />

those shifts in the<br />

economy unfold,”<br />

said Gervais.<br />

“Staying<br />

informed on the<br />

external factors<br />

like commodity<br />

prices and<br />

interest rates can<br />

help producers<br />

build in the necessary<br />

flexibility<br />

in their budgets.”<br />

“The good<br />

news is that farmland<br />

value<br />

increases reflect<br />

a positive outlook<br />

for the demand of<br />

agriculture commodities<br />

and the<br />

quality food we<br />

produce in<br />

Canada,” Gervais<br />

said. “Producers<br />

have a long track<br />

record of making<br />

strategic investments<br />

in land.<br />

These long-term<br />

investments in<br />

food production have spurred growth<br />

and create a bright future for Canada’s<br />

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16 M arch <strong>21</strong>'24 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. <strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW<br />

BREEDERS’ SECTION<br />

Cannot<br />

afford<br />

Cont’d from Pg 14<br />

Price out a<br />

solar or wind<br />

power system for<br />

your own home<br />

and see the costs<br />

and reliability<br />

and you will see<br />

that in most cases<br />

that it will need<br />

grid backup and<br />

people cannot<br />

afford to install<br />

them.<br />

During the -30<br />

C weather in<br />

December 2022<br />

Alberta was on a<br />

Level 2 power<br />

alert and was<br />

almost looking at<br />

30 minutes blackouts<br />

throughout<br />

the province.<br />

The total power<br />

of Wind power<br />

and Solar power<br />

at that time was<br />

less than two per<br />

cent, so do your<br />

homework and<br />

see this does not<br />

work! This comes<br />

from Alberta<br />

Power reports.<br />

Now I see lots of<br />

hype about heat<br />

pumps,<br />

Geo Therm<br />

heat, have you<br />

ever talked to<br />

people that put<br />

them in. The electrical<br />

costs put<br />

your bill through<br />

the roof. Do some<br />

research before<br />

you believe all<br />

this hearsay!<br />

Write your<br />

MLA, MP,<br />

Premier and<br />

everyone else<br />

that you can and<br />

make a difference.<br />

I do, and<br />

talk to them, all I<br />

hear is no one<br />

complaining,<br />

come on, get real,<br />

do your part and<br />

make a<br />

difference!!<br />

Glenn Morey<br />

Wainwright,<br />

Alta.<br />

<strong>ECA</strong> <strong>Review</strong> reader Bill Salkeld sent in this photo of a mama deer and<br />

two fawns settling into his yard the weekend of March 9. Even if wild<br />

animals seem to enjoy hanging around town, biologists usually warn<br />

against treating them like pets: don’t feed them or try to pet them.<br />

<br />

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

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Silage &<br />

Grazing<br />

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Perennial<br />

Forages<br />

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Hauling<br />

• Grains • Hay<br />

• Fertilizer<br />

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Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

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