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April 4, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Volume 113<br />

No. 14<br />

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In Canada and Three Hills from Ukraine for less than two months, three-year-old Daria and<br />

mom Natalia are already making their mark. This one, at the Town’s Paint the Ice event Fri.<br />

March 29 in Centennial Arena. With the Thrashers’ hockey season over, the community was<br />

invited to use supplied paint and brushes to decorate any part of the regulation-size rink they<br />

wanted before the ice was removed. No skating, no sticks, no pucks, just nice music and lots of<br />

moms, dads, grandparents, and children having a cool time. <strong>ECA</strong> <strong>Review</strong>/D. Nadeau<br />

INDEX<br />

Big Valley council ....................... 3<br />

Hanna council ............................ 4<br />

Backyard Astronomy ................... 4<br />

Three Hills .................................. 5<br />

Sports ......................................... 5<br />

Letters ........................................ 6<br />

Stettler county council ................ 9<br />

Agriculture ...................8-9, 11-12<br />

Classifieds/Careers ................... 10<br />

Big Valley council:<br />

Lagoon<br />

update<br />

from<br />

engineers:<br />

‘Very poor’<br />

Page 2<br />

Hanna council:<br />

Downtown<br />

redevelopment<br />

contract<br />

awarded<br />

Page 2<br />

Kneehill council:<br />

Residents<br />

strongly<br />

oppose<br />

Capstone<br />

windfarm<br />

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CORONATION<br />

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BIG VALLEY COUNCIL<br />

Lagoon update from engineers: ‘Very poor’<br />

Stu Salkeld<br />

Local Journalism<br />

Initiative reporter<br />

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

The Village of Big Valley’s<br />

newly elected council got a faceto-face<br />

meeting with engineers<br />

who’ve been giving the municipality<br />

a top-to-bottom<br />

inspection lately. The engineer’s<br />

report was given at the March<br />

18 regular meeting of council.<br />

Three representatives of MPE<br />

Engineering appeared before<br />

council, including Chris<br />

George, Taylor Sunderman and<br />

Trevor Curtis, to give an update<br />

on the infrastructure study the<br />

company is currently conducting<br />

for the village which<br />

began in 2023.<br />

Usually such a study examines<br />

all of the utilities, roads<br />

and buildings owned by a<br />

<br />

municipality and gives an<br />

opinion on their condition,<br />

including any repairs needed;<br />

this was an update on work and<br />

not a completed study.<br />

The engineers noted they<br />

were also looking at some data<br />

gaps connected to the municipal<br />

lagoon; it was revealed at a previous<br />

council meeting a lagoon<br />

release done by the Village of<br />

Big Valley apparently didn’t<br />

have proper reporting to upper<br />

levels of government submitted<br />

afterwards.<br />

The engineers reported the<br />

lagoon was inspected and they<br />

found a crack in the berm of one<br />

storage cell, plus some nonfunctional<br />

valves. Engineers<br />

looked for seepage, but they<br />

pointed out several times in the<br />

meeting examining the lagoon<br />

was tricky because it’s full and<br />

it’s wintertime; apparently the<br />

HANNA COUNCIL<br />

crack is underwater and not visible.<br />

The lagoon also has dense<br />

vegetation built up.<br />

Engineers also reported an<br />

inspection of the transfer structure<br />

where they found some lids<br />

that wouldn’t open and found<br />

external above-ground active<br />

seepage, which was discovered<br />

in January <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

Coun. Dan Houle noted parts<br />

of Big Valley are known for<br />

artisan wells.<br />

MPE’s update which was displayed<br />

on-screen for councillors<br />

stated the lagoon is not in tiptop<br />

shape.<br />

“The condition of the lagoon<br />

is considered very poor,” stated<br />

the presentation, “...and is at<br />

risk of progressing.”<br />

The engineers provided some<br />

recommendations for the time<br />

being, including lagoon inspections<br />

to be conducted three<br />

Downtown redevelopment<br />

contract awarded<br />

times a week, the preparation<br />

of an emergency<br />

response plan and beginning<br />

a conceptual design<br />

plan for the lagoon’s<br />

remediation.<br />

It was noted several times<br />

by the engineers that certain<br />

stages are used to judge<br />

a lagoon’s condition, and<br />

while Big Valley’s lagoon<br />

isn’t in great shape, it’s not<br />

deemed as one of the worst<br />

stages either.<br />

Curtis noted MPE examines<br />

many small town,<br />

rural lagoons and it’s not<br />

unusual to see such lagoons<br />

leaking.<br />

Some other advice for the<br />

lagoon situation included<br />

further inspection, finalizing<br />

the infrastructure<br />

study, looking for grant<br />

money and beginning<br />

design work.<br />

The engineers noted a<br />

geotechnical inspection of<br />

the lagoon hasn’t been mentioned<br />

before, therefore it’s a<br />

change of scope to the original<br />

infrastructure study.<br />

The engineers also discussed<br />

other parts of the<br />

study, including the road<br />

network in Big Valley and<br />

utility services such as<br />

water and sewer lines;<br />

inspection of village-owned<br />

buildings was also<br />

discussed.<br />

However, not all of that<br />

information was available<br />

at the council meeting and it<br />

was noted again the study is<br />

not complete and this was<br />

only an update.<br />

Councillors accepted the<br />

update as information.<br />

MEET WITH COUNCIL<br />

There are several upcoming opportunities to meet with Lacombe<br />

County Councillors and Staff about the issues and updates that<br />

matter to YOU!<br />

n<br />

Cheryl Bowman<br />

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

It looks like a lot of work is about to<br />

be done in downtown Hanna.<br />

Hanna town council held a special<br />

meeting on Wed. March 27 to review<br />

and amend the downtown redevelopment<br />

project - tender award.<br />

The Town of Hanna previously<br />

approved an allocation of $5,779,885<br />

from their capital budget for this<br />

project.<br />

Council passed a motion to amend<br />

the redevelopment project capital<br />

budget to $6,433,978.65, an increase of<br />

$654,093.65. Funds would be derived<br />

from deferred Municipal<br />

Sustainability Initiative (MSI) capital<br />

($1,480,474.65), deferred Federal Gas<br />

Tax (FGT) grant revenue ($759,430),<br />

and Canada Coal Transition Initiative<br />

- Infrastructure Fund ($4,494,074).<br />

The tender was awarded for project<br />

schedules A and B, to Brooks Asphalt<br />

& Aggregate Ltd. in the amount of<br />

$5,722,397.23 plus tax.<br />

Four tenders were received at the<br />

closing of Thurs. March 21 with a low<br />

tender of $5,772,397.23 to the highest<br />

tender of $7,455,550 excluding tax.<br />

Two different options were reviewed<br />

for the completion of the work which<br />

would consist of the replacement of<br />

water, sewer and storm mains, reconstruction<br />

of the road base including<br />

removal of contaminated material and<br />

laying a new asphalt surface.<br />

New concrete sidewalks, including<br />

pedestrian-friendly bump-outs at<br />

intersections, benches, bike racks,<br />

tables and planters would be installed.<br />

Finally, a new curb, gutter system<br />

and pedestrian-friendly lighting<br />

would be added.<br />

The use of the federal grant is for<br />

both work on infrastructure and the<br />

visual appeal of the downtown. The<br />

grant is to help increase the viability<br />

of the downtown, making it more<br />

attractive and friendly for businesses<br />

and people.<br />

The redevelopment project consists<br />

of capital work in the 100 and 200<br />

blocks of downtown, with Schedule A<br />

consisting of work west of Center<br />

Street and Schedule B consisting of<br />

work east of Centre Street to the post<br />

office.<br />

The tender would also<br />

include a contingency of<br />

$400,000 and engineering<br />

costs anticipated at $392,000.<br />

In addition, the pedestrian<br />

streetlight portion of the<br />

project would be completed<br />

by ATCO Electric priced at<br />

$254,109.27 for schedule A<br />

and $65,472.15 for schedule<br />

B; a total of $319,581.42 for<br />

the work.<br />

Council had discussed<br />

only awarding schedule A<br />

bringing it in slightly under<br />

the original budget, however,<br />

the motion<br />

included both schedule A &<br />

B and would increase the<br />

budget by $654,123.65 using<br />

additional deferred MSI<br />

funds.<br />

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The use of this additional<br />

funding could delay the<br />

timing of other capital infrastructure<br />

projects such as<br />

Palliser and Pioneer Trail<br />

Rehabilitation.<br />

However, as Chief<br />

Administrative Officer<br />

(CAO) Kim Neill noted, “We<br />

do have the capability and<br />

the dollars in our MSI allocation<br />

to handle this<br />

increase.”<br />

CAO Neill also confirmed<br />

that there would be no<br />

increase to residential taxes<br />

when questioned by Coun.<br />

Sandra Beaudoin.<br />

This work is expected to<br />

be completed around the end<br />

of September <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

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Allan Wilson (Div. 6) | Dana Kreil (Div. 7)<br />

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<strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB April 4'24 3<br />

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BIG VALLEY COUNCIL<br />

Lagoon contraventions being addressed<br />

Stu Salkeld<br />

Local Journalism<br />

Initiative reporter<br />

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

The newly elected Village of<br />

Big Valley council heard that<br />

missing documents and missing<br />

reports related to the municipal<br />

lagoon are being addressed. The<br />

report was made at the March<br />

18 regular meeting of council.<br />

At a previous council meeting<br />

Village Chief Administrative<br />

Officer (CAO) Colleen Mayne<br />

reported that recent help from<br />

the County of Stettler revealed<br />

Big Valley had not submitted<br />

some important documentation<br />

related to the municipal lagoon.<br />

“This information has been<br />

brought to the CAO’s attention<br />

by the County of Stettler following<br />

their agreeing to provide<br />

water and wastewater support<br />

under their water/wastewater<br />

certification,” stated Mayne’s<br />

report to council.<br />

“In following what records<br />

could be found, an emergency<br />

release of the lagoon’s effluent<br />

pond was completed on July 23,<br />

2022. Prior to that, however, the<br />

village had received a written<br />

warning dated Feb. 24, 2022<br />

from the federal Environment<br />

and Climate Change branch<br />

stating that the village’s discharge<br />

exceeded the suspended<br />

solid limit and was identified as<br />

an alleged violation of 6(1)(b) of<br />

the Fisheries Act.<br />

“In addition the village was<br />

found to have failed to test the<br />

average carbonaceous biochemical<br />

oxygen demand (CBOD) for<br />

<br />

the calendar years of 2019<br />

through to 2021, as well as<br />

failure to submit monitoring<br />

reports during that period in a<br />

timely manner, with one of<br />

those years being reported 293<br />

days late.<br />

“Other alleged contraventions<br />

identified were<br />

subsections 19(1) and 18(6), paragraphs<br />

10(4)(a) and<br />

subparagraph 19(1)(b)(iv) of the<br />

Wastewater Systems Effluent<br />

Regulations.<br />

The village was directed to<br />

undertake the necessary corrective<br />

action to ensure<br />

compliance with the Fisheries<br />

Act and exercise due diligence<br />

in the future. Further communication<br />

addressed to or from<br />

the federal government<br />

Environment and Climate<br />

Change branch in regard to this<br />

written warning has not been<br />

found.”<br />

The CAO also notified councillors<br />

that the village received<br />

a Jan. 29, <strong>2024</strong> email from an<br />

Alberta Environment protection<br />

officer, “...in regard to a<br />

visible crack which had been<br />

observed during high water<br />

levels in June, 2022 on the village’s<br />

wastewater lagoon’s<br />

effluent pond and was reported<br />

to Environment.”<br />

The CAO stated a mandatory<br />

follow-up report was supposed<br />

to be sent to Alberta<br />

Environment, including repair<br />

details and other information,<br />

but “...it was not nor can any<br />

paperwork be found.”<br />

Readers may be interested to<br />

know, according to online legal<br />

HANNA MAYOR’S MESSAGE<br />

Administration working on<br />

water conservation plan<br />

by Danny Povaschuk,<br />

Mayor of Hanna<br />

The province has declared <strong>2024</strong> as a<br />

drought year prompting a call for all<br />

water users including municipalities<br />

to exercise water conservation wherever<br />

possible.<br />

Administration is working on a<br />

water conservation plan tailored to<br />

municipal operations. This plan is<br />

slated to be presented to council for<br />

their review and input during the<br />

March 27 Council Information<br />

Meeting.<br />

Areas under investigation include:<br />

• Decrease irrigation on all townowned<br />

properties equipped with<br />

irrigation systems encompassing<br />

sports fields (such as ball and soccer)<br />

and park/playground areas with<br />

underground irrigation.<br />

While irrigation for sports fields will<br />

be scaled back, it will be maintained at<br />

a level to ensure the turf remains<br />

healthy and conducive to save play.<br />

• Reduce the quantity and variety of<br />

flower plantings.<br />

• The outdoor pool is scheduled to<br />

open as usual, while the spray park<br />

may have a shorter operating season<br />

but will remain functional. It’s worth<br />

mentioning that the spray park utilizes<br />

a recirculation system, ensuring its<br />

water usage is minimized for a facility<br />

of its kind.<br />

• The town will maintain its efforts<br />

to adequately water trees to ensure<br />

their health.<br />

• We will explore the possibility of<br />

reducing residential outdoor water<br />

usage, ideally through voluntary<br />

means, without the need for mandatory<br />

enforcement measures.<br />

Assessment notices for <strong>2024</strong> have<br />

been mailed. Property owners are<br />

encouraged to review and comprehend<br />

their assessments. If there are questions<br />

or concerns please discuss them<br />

with the town assessor whose contact<br />

information is printed on the assessment<br />

notice.<br />

As attendance has been low in<br />

recent years, there will be no assessment<br />

open house scheduled for this<br />

year.<br />

Additionally, for statutory requirements,<br />

advertisements will be placed<br />

in the <strong>ECA</strong> <strong>Review</strong>.<br />

This newsletter is another valuable<br />

tool for sharing important updates and<br />

announcements. To sign up, please<br />

visit hanna.ca/first-to-know<br />

You can sign up to receive the Town<br />

of Hanna e-news which is arrives as an<br />

email in your inbox and is another tool<br />

used to promote Town of Hanna news.<br />

To sign up<br />

While you are signing up, I also<br />

encourage you to enroll in the Hanna<br />

Alerts System. This automated system<br />

is a communication tool that provides<br />

important notifications for critical<br />

updates, public safety alerts or other<br />

information relevant to the Town of<br />

Hanna. This does not replace the<br />

Alberta Emergency Alert system,<br />

Remember to reach out to me with<br />

any concerns, issues or topics<br />

regarding the governance and operations<br />

of the Town of Hanna.<br />

dictionary LawInsider.com,<br />

“’CBOD’ shall mean the quantity<br />

of oxygen utilized in the<br />

biochemical oxidation of<br />

organic matter (carbonaceous<br />

demand) and the oxygen used to<br />

oxidize inorganic material such<br />

as sulfides and ferrous iron,”<br />

and essentially provides a measure<br />

of the impact of wastewater<br />

on the oxygen content in a<br />

receiving water body.<br />

Mayne continued by noting<br />

the village’s annual discharge<br />

in 2023 doesn’t appear to have<br />

been carried out.<br />

She added that MPE<br />

Engineering, which was contracted<br />

by the Village of Big<br />

Valley to conduct an infrastructure<br />

study, has identified<br />

problems with the lagoon,<br />

including the aforementioned<br />

crack and issues with four cells<br />

at the entrance of the lagoon.<br />

“No corrective actions were<br />

done and the issues still exist<br />

and continue to worsen; repairs<br />

are required prior to the system’s<br />

failure,” stated the CAO’s<br />

memo.<br />

Mayne reported that the<br />

Village of Big Valley met with<br />

the County of Stettler in<br />

February and, “...the county has<br />

agreed to continue assisting the<br />

village for the time being.”<br />

The CAO’s recommendation<br />

was to await MPE<br />

Engineering’s completed infrastructure<br />

study which should<br />

include the lagoon’s exact condition<br />

and what’s needed to repair<br />

it; she also recommended<br />

meeting with the County of<br />

Stettler to update them on all<br />

lagoon developments.<br />

Councillors discussed<br />

Mayne’s report. The CAO<br />

noted the village’s new<br />

Public Works Foreman<br />

Monty DeMarco has contacted<br />

the federal<br />

Stop by our Hanna<br />

Spring<br />

HANNA<br />

HOSPITAL<br />

LADIES<br />

AUXILIARY<br />

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 <strong>2024</strong><br />

Rummage<br />

Sale<br />

DROP OFF HOURS:<br />

Thursday, APRIL 25 - 9 am to 8 pm<br />

Friday, APRIL 26 - 9 am to 3 pm<br />

232 - 2nd Ave West, Hanna<br />

Branch<br />

and support our FUNDRAISER we are hosting for<br />

this vital group in our community, purchase some<br />

World’s Finest Chocolate at $3 each, and/or make a cash<br />

donation to the Hanna Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.<br />

All cash donations over $50 will receive a donation receipt.<br />

This is what the Hanna Hospital Ladies Auxiliary does for our community and<br />

some of the purchases they have made for our local hospital and long term care.<br />

The approximate cost of major purchases over the years total over<br />

$190,000.00<br />

Some of these major items purchased and approximate costs were:<br />

• LAB EQUIPMENT ANALYSER $30,000.00<br />

• GLIDASCOPE $6,400.00<br />

• PORTABLE ULTRA SOUND $50,400.00<br />

• OXYGEN CONCREATOR $2,400.00<br />

• BARIATRIC BED, CHAIR FOR LTC $25,000.00<br />

• PHYSIO DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT $7,500.00<br />

• VEIN FINDER $7,300.00<br />

• PORTABLE SUCTION MACHINE $1,900.00<br />

• BED RAILS/ALARMS ETC. for LTC $1,000.00<br />

10 AM-<br />

3:00 PM<br />

501 - 3rd Street West, Hanna, AB<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 />

~ EVERYONE INVITED ~<br />

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

or contact: Jack Dempsey (403) 575-1268;<br />

Ashley Dempsey (403) 854-1935<br />

government about the<br />

Fisheries Act issues and is<br />

attempting to catch up on all<br />

missing reports.<br />

Councillors accepted the<br />

CAO’s report on lagoon contraventions<br />

for information.<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 />

The HANNA HOSPITAL LADIES AUXILIARY has also provided: TV’s in each<br />

room in Acute Care, Heated Blanket Warmer, Wall Clocks and many,<br />

many other items costing less than $5,000 each.<br />

When the COVID scare hit, they were also able to purchase a second<br />

ventilator for the hospital, so one could remain in Hanna if one was sent with a<br />

patient out of town: approx. cost $35,000.00.<br />

Other purchases for Long Term Care include: 75” TV $2,000.00, Palliative Care<br />

Room Update $8,000.00, Lucynt Intraction Projection System $8,000.00.<br />

They also give out bursaries to local students entering the medical field, totalling<br />

$6,000.00 annually.<br />

GET READY FOR THE ANNUAL SPRING RUMMAGE SALE<br />

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 TH AT THE HANNA ARENA AND CURLING RINK


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HANNA COUNCIL<br />

Changes to Animal Control bylaw discussed<br />

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Hanna town council discussed<br />

changes to the<br />

Animal Control Bylaw to<br />

include an Urban Hen<br />

section.<br />

This item has been on the<br />

table since 2017.<br />

A draft was before<br />

council at their regular<br />

meeting Wed. March 27,<br />

updating a previous 30-yearold<br />

document to include the<br />

Provincial Offences<br />

Procedures Act and the definition<br />

section to modernize<br />

verbiage and make it easier<br />

to read and understand.<br />

One consideration taken<br />

into account was the<br />

approval process for applications<br />

of urban hens.<br />

Hen licensing would<br />

require council feedback on<br />

things such as maximum<br />

numbers of hens a household<br />

could have, contacting<br />

neighbours to inform them<br />

of intent to keep hens and<br />

obtaining a premises identification<br />

under the Animal<br />

Health Act.<br />

Other considerations were<br />

the size of the coop, a<br />

building requirement for<br />

humane keeping of the hens,<br />

and the requirement of<br />

keeping the hens in an<br />

enclosure to help mitigate<br />

cats and coyotes from<br />

becoming a problem.<br />

Among other considerations,<br />

the bylaw would need<br />

to have an evacuation clause<br />

concerning urban hens.<br />

It was suggested that<br />

council take time to look<br />

over the bylaw and discuss it<br />

further at a future council<br />

meeting followed by a public<br />

hearing giving people a<br />

chance to voice their opinions<br />

before council can<br />

<br />

officially approve the bylaw<br />

changes.<br />

Janitorial contract<br />

The Community Centre<br />

janitorial and caretaking<br />

services contract ended Dec.<br />

31, 2023.<br />

After reviewing the five<br />

proposals received the contract<br />

was awarded to Brent<br />

and Jill Olsen at a rate of<br />

$2,200 per month, beginning<br />

April 1, <strong>2024</strong> for a two year<br />

term ending March 31, 2026.<br />

This rate is the same as the<br />

previous year.<br />

Water conservation plan<br />

The Town of Hanna Parks<br />

Department provided to<br />

council at their regular<br />

March 27 meeting an<br />

internal watering process,<br />

information and water conservation<br />

report<br />

highlighting three options<br />

for water conservation was<br />

presented.<br />

The first was to reduce<br />

the flowers planted by 40 per<br />

cent, and planting the<br />

majority of the plants in<br />

desert planters in specific<br />

areas such as the pool,<br />

arena, library, Memorial<br />

Park and east geese monument<br />

plot.<br />

The second option would<br />

be to do Option 1, but include<br />

two additional plots, that of<br />

the library plot and the<br />

Cemetery plot.<br />

The third option would be<br />

as described in Option 1 and<br />

2 as well as an additional<br />

five barrels at Fox Lake plus<br />

the canoe.<br />

During discussion it was<br />

agreed that flower plots are<br />

watered for the most part by<br />

hand and therefore do not<br />

take as much water.<br />

It was also agreed that<br />

planting the plots attract<br />

BACKYARD<br />

ASTRONOMY<br />

Total solar eclipse<br />

by Gary Boyle - The<br />

Backyard Astronomer<br />

In a few short weeks on<br />

April 8, the long-anticipated<br />

total solar eclipse will be<br />

upon us. Standing on a specific<br />

185-kilometre-wide<br />

path will result in witnessing<br />

the moon<br />

completely cover the sun.<br />

Along the center of this<br />

path will result in a maximum<br />

of three to four<br />

minutes of totality. This<br />

path starts in Mexico and<br />

then continues over the<br />

border through Texas,<br />

Arkansas, Missouri,<br />

Illinois, Indiana, Ohio,<br />

Pennsylvania, New York<br />

and Vermont ending in<br />

Maine.<br />

In Canada, residents in<br />

parts of Ontario, Quebec,<br />

New Brunswick, P.E.I. and<br />

Newfoundland will also witness<br />

this amazing event.<br />

For the rest of Canada and<br />

the United States, only a<br />

partial eclipse will be seen.<br />

Although favoured in the<br />

east, even Vancouver will<br />

see 17 per cent of the sun<br />

covered at the maximum.<br />

Never look at the sun<br />

without a solar filter. When<br />

purchasing certified eclipse<br />

glasses, always buy from a<br />

reputable telescope dealer<br />

but many are selling out of<br />

stock. Never use a do-ityourself<br />

hack seen online as<br />

this could be a recipe for eye<br />

damage if not blindness.<br />

Sunglasses are great<br />

when driving, walking, etc<br />

but should never be used to<br />

look directly at the sun. If<br />

eclipse glasses cannot be<br />

found, a piece of number 14<br />

welder’s glass can also be<br />

used.<br />

When using a telescope,<br />

binoculars or camera<br />

always place the filter in<br />

front to reduce the sun’s<br />

glare before it is magnified<br />

or imaged. Never place a<br />

filter behind the eyepiece as<br />

the concentrated solar beam<br />

acts as a laser and melts the<br />

filter and unfortunately<br />

your eye. You will also<br />

damage or melt your camera<br />

or smartphone sensor.<br />

Turn to Moment, Pg 11<br />

beneficial pollinators that benefit<br />

all the town’s gardens, fruit<br />

trees and shrubs.<br />

Mayor Danny Povaschuk<br />

noted that “plant watering is a<br />

very small portion of our parks<br />

and recreation water usage and<br />

that is less than 10 per cent”.<br />

Trees will be watered to<br />

ensure their survival by using<br />

the significant number of tree<br />

watering bags purchased in the<br />

last several years.<br />

The Hector King Hunter Park<br />

Lacombe County is holding<br />

a PUBLIC HEARING<br />

Reserve Land Designation (Bylaw No. 1408/24)<br />

Lacombe County is holding a PUBLIC<br />

HEARING to hear your feedback on the<br />

proposed bylaw changes that would<br />

update lands designated as Reserve<br />

under previous iterations of the Municipal<br />

Government Act (MGA) to the appropriate<br />

designation under the current MGA and<br />

designate lands which are managed<br />

as Municipal Reserve, Environmental<br />

Reserve, and Public Utility Lot to the<br />

appropriate designation.<br />

Bylaw 1408/24 will direct the management of<br />

County lands by clarifying the land’s intended<br />

use, and bring additional legislative support<br />

to Policy RC(8) and Bylaw 1398/23.<br />

You can find information for the properties on our website (scan the QR<br />

code below) at www.lacombecounty.com or by calling 403-782-8959.<br />

Lots proposed to be designated as<br />

Environmental Reserve:<br />

7720854;;R1<br />

7720<strong>04</strong>3;;R1<br />

1836NY;;R<br />

5;3;39;22;NW<br />

5;3;40;4;SW<br />

892290;;1<br />

4;22;39;4;SE<br />

4;24;41;23NW<br />

782<strong>04</strong>27;;R1<br />

7821729;;R1<br />

5034AX;A,B<br />

7240AN;RLY;39<br />

5;4;39;1;SE<br />

2335NY;;R2<br />

3575MC;B;R<br />

7822831;1;R9<br />

7822831;1;R10<br />

567TR;1;R1<br />

4238TR;A;R1<br />

914MC;1;R<br />

1183MC;1;R<br />

5600MC;A;32R<br />

4239RS;A;R<br />

0924769;1;1<br />

2020776;1;2<br />

2222602;1;1<br />

2322180;1;2<br />

3934AF;RLY;39<br />

3934AF;RLY;39<br />

2335NY;;R1<br />

Lots proposed to be designated as Municipal<br />

Reserve:<br />

1620098;1;2<br />

856MC;2;R2<br />

4;22;39;31;NE<br />

7702AY;1<br />

5823BK;R<br />

RN18;3;11<br />

6729NY;;E<br />

5665MC;4;R<br />

856MC;;R3A<br />

856MC;;R5<br />

856MC;6;R6<br />

856MC;;R4<br />

856MC;;R3<br />

7520233;1;R1<br />

1970EO;;P<br />

7822831;2;R5<br />

3737KS;P1<br />

3737KS;P2<br />

1628CL:R<br />

1483MC;2;1R<br />

1483MC;2;8R<br />

1483MC;2;18R<br />

7722679;1;55R<br />

7722679;1;65R<br />

7521105;;R13<br />

1723277;2;2<br />

0620731;1;4<br />

Lots proposed to be designated as Public<br />

Utility Lot:<br />

2220542;1;1<br />

2322171;1;3MR<br />

will also stay the same as the<br />

plants are specifically selected<br />

for their ability to control<br />

destructive insect populations<br />

while attracting beneficial pollinators,<br />

as well as already<br />

having existing perennials.<br />

Lastly, the intent for irrigation<br />

of turf areas, would be to<br />

reduce watering from the previous<br />

levels while monitoring<br />

turf to make sure it is healthy<br />

and still offers safe play for<br />

participants.<br />

PUBLIC HEARING PURPOSE:<br />

A Public Hearing presents the proposed<br />

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

an opportunity to speak to Council and<br />

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

valued and encouraged. Anyone wishing to<br />

comment on the proposed bylaw changes<br />

will have an opportunity to do so at the<br />

Public Hearing.<br />

The Public Hearing will take place:<br />

April 25, <strong>2024</strong> | 9:00 AM<br />

Lacombe County Council Chambers<br />

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?<br />

Participate in the public<br />

hearing to voice your<br />

opinion. There are 3 ways<br />

you can provide input!<br />

1) Attend and speak in<br />

person:<br />

Lacombe County Office,<br />

Council Chambers.<br />

Some options presented was<br />

to water less, water in the early<br />

morning as well as cut watering<br />

to the bare minimum with the<br />

realization of the need to conserve<br />

water.<br />

There is also the option of collecting<br />

rain water in an old<br />

1500-gallon water tank to aid in<br />

watering the trees and flowers.<br />

A formal water conservation<br />

plan will be brought forward at<br />

a r future council meeting for<br />

approval.<br />

Scan the QR code<br />

above for information<br />

and maps<br />

related to this<br />

Public Hearing.<br />

Located 2.5 miles west<br />

of Highway 2 at the<br />

intersection of Spruceville<br />

Road (Range Road 27-4) and Highway 12.<br />

2) Attend and speak virtually:<br />

Instructions for accessing the meeting by phone<br />

or online can be found on our website (www.<br />

lacombecounty.com)<br />

3) Provide written comments:<br />

If you are unable to attend the Public Hearing,<br />

but want to provide input, send your comments<br />

to<br />

Jennifer Berry, Environmental Coordinator,<br />

prior to April12, <strong>2024</strong>. Your comments can be<br />

sent by:<br />

EMAIL: jberry@lacombecounty.com<br />

FAX: 403-782-3820, or<br />

MAIL: RR 3, Lacombe AB, T4L 2N3<br />

All submissions will be public information<br />

For more information, please contact Jennifer<br />

Berry, Environmental Coordinator, at 403-782-<br />

8959 or email jberry@lacombecounty.com.


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discussing the event held at Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church. A full house experienced a ritual that keeps alive<br />

the liberation of Israelites from Egyptian slavery as found in the Book of Exodus.<br />

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Time travel and learning experience<br />

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History experienced is history<br />

learned proved to be a<br />

helpful cliché March 29 at<br />

Bethel Evangelical Missionary<br />

Church in Three Hills.<br />

The messianic Passover<br />

Seder followed Old Testament<br />

guidelines to remember the<br />

passing of ancient Israelites<br />

from slavery on their way to the<br />

Promised Land.<br />

Hosted by Bethel Evangelical<br />

Missionary Church and Bridges<br />

for Peace, the inter-church<br />

event welcomed a full house of<br />

participants, some from as far<br />

<br />

away as Edmonton.<br />

It was, as Three Hills resident<br />

and event participant Harvey<br />

Burkholder puts it, “a taste of<br />

history and appreciation of the<br />

factual, emotional and social<br />

importance of a Passover<br />

supper.”<br />

That the event was held on<br />

Good Friday may have helped<br />

contemporary Christians link<br />

the elements of the Jewish<br />

Passover Seder (food, herbs, traditional<br />

customs) to Jesus’ life<br />

and death.<br />

Organizer Cheryl McLim said<br />

in an interview that Christians<br />

have lost connection to their<br />

faith roots. “The event educates<br />

FROM THE BLEACHERS<br />

Talented youth abound in MLB<br />

by Bruce Penton<br />

Shohei Ohtani, currently embroiled<br />

in a gambling controversy but blessed<br />

with the amazing ability to throw and<br />

crush a baseball, is the best player in<br />

the world, but he’s not making this list<br />

because at the age of 29, he doesn’t<br />

qualify in the annual “Best Player 25<br />

or Under” category. Major League<br />

Baseball teams are flush with young<br />

superstars and it’s our duty to list the<br />

best dozen.<br />

So let the countdown begin:<br />

12. Michael Harris, Jr., age 23. In two<br />

years, the Atlanta Braves star and NL<br />

Rookie-of-the-Year in 2022 has 37 home<br />

runs, a .298 batting average and has<br />

great speed and range in centerfield<br />

for the perennially contending Braves.<br />

11. Isaac Paredes, 25. The Tampa<br />

Bay infielder broke out in his second<br />

full season last year, belting 31 homers<br />

after a 20-HR campaign in 2022.<br />

10. Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., 25. Still<br />

one of the baseball’s great young slugging<br />

stars, Jays’ fans are still hopeful<br />

for more, more, more. Vladdy won the<br />

All-Star game home-run derby in 2023.<br />

Toronto’s first baseman has 130 home<br />

runs in five seasons, including 48 in<br />

2021.<br />

9. Elly de la Cruz, 22. One of the<br />

fastest players in the majors, shortstop<br />

de la Cruz broke into the Cincinnati<br />

Reds lineup in mid-season last year,<br />

bashing 13 homers and seven triples<br />

while stealing 35 bases in only 98<br />

games.<br />

8. Spencer Strider, age 25. Atlanta<br />

Braves’ ace is the only pitcher on this<br />

list. Coming off a 20-5 season with 281<br />

strikeouts in 186.2 innings, the righthanded<br />

Strider has reportedly<br />

developed a wicked curve this spring,<br />

so hitters should beware.<br />

7. and 6. Gunnar Henderson, 23, and<br />

Adley Rutschman, 25, two reasons why<br />

Baltimore Orioles became an MLB<br />

power last season. Infielder Henderson<br />

was AL Rookie of the Year after a<br />

28-homer season while Rutschman (33<br />

homers in two seasons and strong<br />

defensively) is one of the game’s best<br />

young catchers, finishing runner-up<br />

as the 2022 Rookie-of-the-Year.<br />

5. Corbin Carroll, Arizona, 23. Last<br />

year’s NL rookie of the year (voted<br />

unanimously) also placed fifth in<br />

voting for Most Valuable Player as the<br />

speedy outfielder’s 25 home runs,.285<br />

batting average and 54 stolen bases led<br />

the Diamondbacks to the World Series,<br />

where they lost in five games to Texas.<br />

4. Julio Rodriguez, 23. The speedy<br />

outfielder has had two great seasons<br />

for the Mariners, with 60 homers and<br />

62 stolen bases. He was the AL’s<br />

Rookie-of-the-Year in 2022.<br />

3. Fernando Tatis, Jr., 25. Injuries<br />

and a drug suspension sidelined Tatis<br />

in 2022, but in his two full seasons<br />

(2021 and 2023), the swift and powerful<br />

outfielder crushed 67 home runs and<br />

stole 54 bases.<br />

2. Bobby Witt, Jr., 24. Twenty homers<br />

as a rookie, 30 as a sophomore. The KC<br />

infielder can do it all.<br />

1. Juan Soto, 25. A career .284 hitter<br />

with 160 homers in five seasons<br />

inspired the Yankees to sign the talented<br />

outfielder to a one-year contract<br />

for $31 million.<br />

Sean McIndoe of The Athletic, in a<br />

story about some of hockey’s unwritten<br />

rules: “Unwritten rule No. 14: When<br />

somebody shoots the puck over the<br />

glass, everyone has to stop and wave<br />

their arms around like first-graders<br />

who just realized they have to go<br />

potty.”<br />

and equips Christians to identify<br />

with Israel, the Jewish<br />

people, and the biblical/Hebraic<br />

foundations of the Christian<br />

faith.”<br />

“We visualized, touched and<br />

tasted the facts of Passover,”<br />

said Burkholder. “Sips of juice<br />

at intervals provided an emotional<br />

connection to Good<br />

Friday events. Singing gave<br />

other links to the past.”<br />

Proceeds of $500 will be forwarded<br />

to Israel to assist<br />

Holocaust survivors.<br />

Last week marked the tenth<br />

time the Passover Seder has<br />

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VIEWPOINTS<br />

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the opinions of this newspaper.<br />

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MAIL BAG<br />

Setting the<br />

record straight<br />

Dear Editor,<br />

Capital Power would like to set the<br />

record straight to ensure residents<br />

have accurate information and are not<br />

subjected to undue fear from the misinformation<br />

in Dwayne Felzien’s letter<br />

last week titled ‘Pitch forks, clubs and<br />

broom sticks, pg. 6 March 28 <strong>ECA</strong><br />

<strong>Review</strong>, about our Water Act Approval<br />

(DAUT0012446) for the Halkirk 2 Wind<br />

Project that’s under construction in<br />

Paintearth County.<br />

Our Water Act approval is strictly<br />

for minor permanent impacts to wetlands<br />

due to construction of<br />

permanent project infrastructure, i.e.,<br />

roads, wind turbine pads.<br />

The entire area of impact is ~0.28 ha<br />

as per our application submitted to<br />

Alberta Environmental Parks &<br />

Protected Areas in March 2023.<br />

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To be clear, the Water Act approval<br />

does not provide permission for Capital<br />

Power or its contractors to withdraw<br />

water from rivers, creeks, dugouts,<br />

streams, etc.<br />

As we’ve stated since we introduced<br />

the revised project in the fall of 2021,<br />

all potable and non-potable water<br />

required to produce cement and otherwise<br />

will be acquired and transported<br />

to the project area from a nearby<br />

source such as Castor or Stettler.<br />

We understand the community’s<br />

need for water, that it is a precious<br />

resource, and that supply is limited in<br />

the community, especially under the<br />

current drought conditions this<br />

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James Osness<br />

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Halkirk 2 Wind Project<br />

Harmful to seniors<br />

Dear Editor,<br />

lot of seniors in Stettler and it is frustrating<br />

to go through this at our age.<br />

This is a letter of complete frustration<br />

with our health care system. Whatever happened to the<br />

I am furious with the provincial government<br />

for their part in how they This is certainly harmful to us<br />

Hippocractic Oath that doctors take?<br />

have treated our doctors and medical seniors.<br />

people. But I am also disappointed with On top of that, we have to wait too<br />

our doctors who have abandoned us!! long for hip and knee surgery. That<br />

When I lived in Ontario I had the makes us even more dependent on the<br />

same doctor for 25 years while my kids health care system.<br />

were growing up. Then we moved to Good health benefits all of society as<br />

another town and had the same doctor it is less drain on our resources.<br />

for 20 years.<br />

Prevention is so much better than the<br />

I have been in Alberta 14 years and I cure.<br />

have had five different doctors. All left Where are the common sense people<br />

for one reason or another. What is in Government? Do we even have<br />

wrong with the system?<br />

any??<br />

There is a good reason for continuity.<br />

Your doctor gets to know you are too valuable!!<br />

Stop fighting with the doctors. They<br />

personally. Then, they leave and you<br />

Margaret Lane,<br />

have to start all over again! We have a<br />

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MAIL BAG<br />

Government issued<br />

water licences<br />

Dear Editor,<br />

It has been an interesting week of<br />

government communications so here<br />

is a follow up letter.<br />

A little history on Alberta’s water. It<br />

started with the Hudson Bay Company<br />

dating back to 1870, and the transfer of<br />

land and water south of the North<br />

Saskatchewan River.<br />

“The Government of Alberta can<br />

claim beds and shorelines of permanent<br />

and naturally occurring water<br />

including the lands underneath these<br />

waters.<br />

“Historical research can be used to<br />

establish beds and shores of a body of<br />

water. The rights to a bed or shore<br />

may be defined by a court of law.”<br />

From this communication I have<br />

been advised the surface water in the<br />

area of concern is deemed permanent<br />

and naturally occurring giving the<br />

rights of water to the Alberta<br />

Government. Photo’s dating back to<br />

1947 show our water network. The<br />

JOYCE WEBSTER<br />

Publisher/Editor<br />

office@<strong>ECA</strong>review.com<br />

government defines it as permanent<br />

and naturally occurring.<br />

It is therefore theirs to licence to<br />

whom they choose.<br />

Your water is therefore, for the discretional<br />

use of the Government of<br />

Alberta. This includes established<br />

water storage such as dugouts within<br />

these networks.<br />

We only have access to surface water<br />

at the discretion of our government<br />

unless defined by a court of law.<br />

Ask your MLA. Who are you<br />

licensing our water to and why?<br />

Ask your MLA. Is the licensing of<br />

farmer and cattlemen’s water given to<br />

industry part of Alberta’s new<br />

‘Industry Water Sharing agreement’<br />

being announced this month?<br />

The more we learn, the less we want<br />

to know.<br />

Sure hope it rains!<br />

County of Paintearth Resident<br />

Dwayne Felzien<br />

Unscientifically engineered ‘tower of dominoes’<br />

Dear Editor,<br />

Walk with me for a minute. From the<br />

Climate Crises on back to Climate<br />

Change and onward back to the very<br />

beginning, to the original theory of<br />

global warming.<br />

Remember how it started? With the<br />

analogy that the Earth was going to<br />

follow the same fate as the global<br />

warming example of Venus, our neighbour<br />

and second planet from the Sun,<br />

if we humans didn’t soon mend our<br />

ways and our consumption of CO2 producing<br />

fossil fuels?<br />

A buildup of CO2 in the Venusian<br />

atmosphere had caused a runaway<br />

temperature rise which boiled it’s<br />

oceans away and turned Venus into a<br />

virtual Hell?<br />

The narrative went something like<br />

this: that Venus and Earth were nearly<br />

the same size and size matters. But<br />

that’s where any similarity ends<br />

because they “inconveniently” forgot<br />

to mention that something else is just<br />

as important, ‘duration’. I am referring<br />

to the very important fact which was<br />

strangely missing from the argument.<br />

The duration of a single day on<br />

Venus is actually longer than it’s year.<br />

In fact one day on Venus is exactly 243<br />

Earth days. Yet Venus’s year is 225<br />

Earth days, 18 days less than one rotation<br />

on it’s axis of spin.<br />

Since Venus only has a three degree<br />

inclination of it’s axis relative to the<br />

Sun, it has no seasons as we have on<br />

Earth, just endless summer. It is also<br />

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situated much closer to our star, at a<br />

distance of only 109 million kilometres,<br />

compared to Earth which sits at 149<br />

million kilometres away.<br />

Now imagine what a mid-July day in<br />

Alberta would be like if we were situated<br />

yet a third of the way closer to the<br />

Sun, a Sun which would not set for 243<br />

days. Tell you right now we would all<br />

be searching madly to find some place<br />

lower than a well digger’s shoes to try<br />

and get cool. But there would be no<br />

chance for survival. We would all be<br />

barbecued to medium-well before we<br />

even made it to mid-morning.<br />

So what I am asserting is this. It was<br />

not a greenhouse effect which boiled<br />

Venus’s oceans away to space. Venus’s<br />

oceans were already doomed by the<br />

orbital and rotational mechanics<br />

which were baked into it’s celestial<br />

design from the very beginning.<br />

All of it’s water was boiled away to<br />

space shortly after the oceans formed<br />

due to the extreme heat on its surface<br />

caused by nothing more than it’s close<br />

proximity to the Sun coupled with it’s<br />

extremely long span of daylight frequency<br />

(5832 Earth hours in a single<br />

day).<br />

If I were not certain of it I would not<br />

say it. That Venus’s greenhouse effect<br />

did not set in until ‘after’ it’s oceans<br />

were gone, a condition which left no<br />

oceanic sink to absorb it’s volcanic CO2<br />

output.<br />

Turn to We’ve, Pg 7<br />

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<strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB April 4'24 7<br />

Better safety possible with provincial police force<br />

MDs and counties are disappointed they weren’t consulted<br />

<br />

George Lee<br />

Local Journalism<br />

Initiative Reporter<br />

Fort McLeod Gazette<br />

Rural municipalities are<br />

“cautiously optimistic” that a<br />

provincial police service would<br />

enhance rural safety, a news<br />

item on their association website<br />

says.<br />

But members of the Rural<br />

Municipalities of Alberta are<br />

disappointed they weren’t consulted<br />

in the lead-up to the<br />

government’s first reading of<br />

Bill 11 on March 13, the association<br />

for 69 counties and<br />

municipal districts said.<br />

The RMA said loose ends<br />

remain about how a provincial<br />

police service would jive with<br />

the RCMP in Alberta’s countryside.<br />

The group singled out a<br />

lack of clarity on issues like collaboration,<br />

the development of<br />

community safety plans, the<br />

gathering of community input<br />

and the implementation of<br />

priorities.<br />

“If supported by proper governance<br />

and local input,<br />

enhanced police capacity is beneficial<br />

to rural communities,”<br />

says the RMA item, “but there<br />

are risks around having two<br />

different entities providing similar<br />

services within the same<br />

community.”<br />

Less enthusiastic is Alberta<br />

Municipalities, which speaks<br />

for municipalities other than<br />

MDs and counties – big cities<br />

down to summer villages. It<br />

says that the way Bill 11 came<br />

into being is symptomatic of a<br />

non-consultive approach.<br />

The province has “a tendency<br />

to avoid consultation and<br />

engagement,” says an ABmunis<br />

new release. “We ask that<br />

ABmunis be informed and consulted<br />

from this point onwards<br />

on this vitally important issue.<br />

Much greater collaboration<br />

between the two orders of government<br />

is needed.”<br />

The organization supports<br />

efforts to make life safer and<br />

more secure for Albertans, the<br />

release says. But it needs to<br />

know more about things like<br />

costs, governance and any new<br />

policing agency’s mandate.<br />

Opposition Leader Rachel<br />

Notley, meanwhile, slammed<br />

the UCP government for pursuing<br />

what she calls an<br />

expensive and unpopular provincial<br />

agency.<br />

“Another day, another broken<br />

promise,” Notley said March 14,<br />

VIEWPOINT<br />

Feds hike taxes and MP pay<br />

The Canadian Taxpayers<br />

Federation (CTF)is criticizing<br />

the federal government for<br />

hiking carbon and alcohol taxes<br />

Mon. April 1 along with<br />

increasing member of<br />

Parliament pay.<br />

“Prime Minister Justin<br />

Trudeau is making life more<br />

expensive with his tax hikes,”<br />

said Franco Terrazzano, CTF<br />

Federal Director. “The feds<br />

should be providing relief, not<br />

hiking taxes that make<br />

Canadians’ lives more<br />

expensive.”<br />

reacting to the successful first<br />

reading the day before of the<br />

Public Safety Statutes<br />

Amendment Act, <strong>2024</strong><br />

“Before the election, the premier<br />

promised she would not<br />

pursue a provincial police force.<br />

During the election, the premier<br />

promised she wouldn’t pursue a<br />

provincial police force. After<br />

the election, the premier promised<br />

she would not pursue a<br />

provincial police force,” said<br />

Notley, the member for<br />

Edmonton-Strathcona.<br />

“Yet, Mr. Speaker, yesterday<br />

the premier’s government<br />

tabled legislation to – wait for it<br />

– pursue a provincial police<br />

force.”<br />

Premier Danielle Smith<br />

maintained that the opposition<br />

has got it all wrong. The bill is<br />

about complementing existing<br />

police services and giving<br />

Alberta’s sheriffs arms-length<br />

governance and civilian oversight,<br />

she said.<br />

“We want to govern and regulate<br />

them in exactly the same<br />

way as the Calgary Police<br />

Service, the Edmonton Police<br />

Service, the RCMP, with that<br />

kind of oversight,” said Smith,<br />

the member for Brooks-<br />

Medicine Hat. “That is going to<br />

augment safety. It’s going to<br />

augment our services.”<br />

The premier maintained that<br />

issues addressed in the bill are<br />

ones her party ran on, and she<br />

accused the NDP of wanting to<br />

defund police.<br />

“On this side of the chamber<br />

we want to give enhanced coverage<br />

for the police and<br />

enhanced coverage for policing<br />

in communities, and that is<br />

exactly what we’ve done,” said<br />

Smith.<br />

Irfan Sabir, the official opposition’s<br />

deputy house leader,<br />

said municipalities, unions and<br />

Albertans don’t want a new<br />

police service. “So why has this<br />

government broken its promise<br />

and introduced an Alberta<br />

police force which no one is<br />

asking for?” he said.<br />

The UCP is “ignoring the will<br />

of the people and introducing<br />

another pet project of the<br />

Premier,” said Sabir, the<br />

member for<br />

Calgary-Bhullar-McCall.<br />

Deputy Premier Mike Ellis<br />

said the NDP is out of touch. “I<br />

can tell you that policing comes<br />

up all the time. It doesn’t matter<br />

if we’re talking about large<br />

cities, mid-size municipalities,<br />

RMA: they sit there and say<br />

The carbon tax increased to<br />

17 cents per litre of gasoline, 21<br />

cents per litre of diesel and 15<br />

cents per cubic metre of natural<br />

gas. The carbon tax will cost<br />

the average family up<br />

to $911 more this year than they<br />

get back in rebates, according to<br />

the Parliamentary Budget<br />

Officer.<br />

The government also<br />

increased its excise tax on<br />

alcohol by two per cent without<br />

a vote. This year’s federal<br />

alcohol tax increase will cost<br />

taxpayers $40 million.<br />

that we need law enforcement.<br />

That’s why we have unprecedented<br />

support.”<br />

Ellis, the member for Calgary-<br />

West, added: “I suggest the<br />

members opposite try to disconnect<br />

themselves in some way<br />

from the unions and actually<br />

speak to the boots on the<br />

ground. When you talk to the<br />

actual sheriffs, when you talk to<br />

the people in the community, I<br />

can tell you that they want<br />

police.”<br />

Ellis, who is also the minister<br />

of public safety and emergency<br />

services, continued: “I, quite<br />

frankly, don’t care what the uniform<br />

is. When somebody calls<br />

9-1-1, we’re going to make sure<br />

an officer shows up, regardless<br />

of what the members opposite<br />

say.”<br />

According to the website<br />

Keep Alberta RCMP, transitioning<br />

to a policing model with<br />

no RCMP contracts would cost<br />

Alberta $371.5 million. Total<br />

ongoing annual costs would rise<br />

from $595 million shared by the<br />

province, municipalities and<br />

Ottawa to $759 million shared<br />

by only the province and municipalities,<br />

says the site.<br />

Keep Alberta RCMP is a campaign<br />

run by the National<br />

Police Federation, the union for<br />

about 20,000 RCMP members.<br />

Based on earlier policing ideas<br />

floated by the government, the<br />

site estimates the total number<br />

of actual police officers and<br />

staff in Alberta would drop<br />

slightly to under 5,000.<br />

The Court and Prisoner<br />

Service was renamed Alberta<br />

Sheriffs in the early 2000s and<br />

expanded into a new area of service<br />

called Sheriff Traffic<br />

Operations, the forerunner of<br />

today’s Sheriff Highway Patrol,<br />

press secretary Aurthur Green<br />

of the Ministry of Public Safety<br />

and Emergency Services told<br />

the Local Journalism Initiative<br />

in an emailed statement.<br />

Alberta Sheriffs are responsible<br />

for courthouse security<br />

and prisoner transport, traffic<br />

and commercial vehicle<br />

enforcement on provincial highways,<br />

and conservation law<br />

enforcement for Fish and<br />

Wildlife Services. Sheriffs also<br />

provide personal protection for<br />

senior provincial government<br />

officials, as well as security at<br />

the legislature and other provincial<br />

facilities, Green said.<br />

One way rural Albertans benefit<br />

is through surveillance of<br />

criminal targets provided by<br />

All members of Parliament<br />

took a raise today ranging<br />

between an extra $8,500 to<br />

$17,000. A backbench MP’s<br />

salary is now $203,100. A minister’s<br />

salary is $299,900, while<br />

the prime minister’s salary is<br />

now $406,200. “MPs are taking<br />

more money out of Canadians’<br />

pockets and stuffing more<br />

money into their own and that’s<br />

wrong,” Terrazzano said.<br />

“MPs should be providing tax<br />

relief, not hiking taxes and their<br />

own pay.”<br />

the Sheriff Investigative<br />

Support Unit. SISU does the<br />

work in support of the<br />

RCMP and Alberta Law<br />

Enforcement Teams, or<br />

ALERT.<br />

Also under the sheriff<br />

umbrella is the Safer<br />

Communities and<br />

Neighbourhoods unit.<br />

SCAN, as it’s called, uses<br />

legal sanctions and court<br />

orders to hold owners<br />

responsible for illegal activities<br />

on their properties.<br />

And another function of<br />

the sheriffs is the Fugitive<br />

Apprehension Sheriffs<br />

Support Team, or FASST,<br />

We’ve been had<br />

Cont’d from Pg 6<br />

This, I believe, is what the<br />

powers that be (World<br />

Economic Forum - Al Gore),<br />

do not want you to know. It<br />

was deliberately omitted<br />

from the greenhouse effect<br />

narrative because to include<br />

it would have completely<br />

nullified the entire premise<br />

upon which their argument<br />

was based.<br />

This little detail upon<br />

which, being absent from<br />

the conversation, rests the<br />

entire unscientifically engineered<br />

‘tower of dominoes’,<br />

which has been cobbled<br />

together in order to justify<br />

Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Village of Alix has<br />

given first reading to a bylaw for the purpose of adopting the<br />

Village of Alix / Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development<br />

Plan in accordance with the Municipal Government Act.<br />

A copy of Bylaw #483/24 may be inspected by the public in the<br />

Village of Alix Municipal Office between 8:00 A.M. and Noon<br />

and 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday to Friday.<br />

The Council of the Village of Alix will hold a Public Hearing<br />

in the Council Chambers at the Alix Municipal Office 4849 -<br />

50 Street on Wednesday, April 17, <strong>2024</strong> at 6:00 P.M. for the<br />

purpose of hearing submissions on the proposed changes.<br />

Anyone wishing to submit a letter or other communication<br />

concerning this matter may do so provided they are typewritten<br />

or legibly written and include the name of the writer,<br />

mailing address, electronic address (as applicable) and must<br />

focus on the proposed amending bylaw. Submissions must<br />

be received by the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) not later<br />

than 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, April 10, <strong>2024</strong> to be included<br />

in the Agenda of Council.<br />

Submissions must be addressed to: Village of Alix, Box 87,<br />

Alix, AB T0C 0B0. Submissions may be hand delivered, mailed,<br />

faxed to 403-747-3663, or emailed to cao@villageofalix.ca<br />

The personal information in submissions made is collected<br />

under the authority of the Alberta Freedom of Information<br />

and Protection of Privacy Act, Section 33(c) for the purpose of<br />

public participation in land use decision making. Submis-sions<br />

meeting criteria will be included in the public meeting Council<br />

Agenda as received. The personal information in-cluded<br />

in the submission will be publicly available, in ac-cordance<br />

with Section 40(1) of the FOIP Act. If you have any questions<br />

regarding the collection of this information, please contact<br />

FOIP Program Administrator Tanya Meston at 403-747-2495.<br />

Any person who wishes to address Council on any matter<br />

mentioned herein may do so for a period of five minutes,<br />

exclusive of any time required to answer questions. Anyone<br />

addressing Council shall limit their comments to the matter<br />

contained in the report and the recommendations being<br />

discussed.<br />

Dated at the Village of Alix on March 21, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Michelle White, CAO<br />

Ph: 403-747-2495<br />

which helps police services<br />

find and arrest wanted<br />

criminals.<br />

About 1,160 positions<br />

make up the Alberta<br />

Sheriffs, and about 1,000 of<br />

those are peace officers,<br />

Green said.<br />

Alberta’s contract with<br />

the RCMP continues until<br />

2032, “so what’s the rush?”<br />

Notley asked the premier in<br />

the legislature. “Why bring<br />

this bill forward if you have<br />

no intention of creating the<br />

police force, and why create<br />

a police force that nobody<br />

wants?”<br />

the combating of a manufactured<br />

climate change crisis.<br />

A fake crisis based purely<br />

upon a widely promoted and<br />

intentional lie of omission.<br />

‘The inescapable truth’<br />

being, the rate of Venus’s<br />

axial spin (one day) is nearly<br />

in tidal lock with it’s orbital<br />

frequency (year). A planetary<br />

state which absolutely<br />

never was in any way analogous<br />

to the Earth or any<br />

implied greenhouse effect.<br />

We’ve been had.<br />

M. Lee Hudson<br />

Calgary/County of<br />

Paintearth<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

of Public Hearing<br />

Village of Alix - Bylaw No. 483/24


8 A pril 4'24 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. <strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW<br />

<br />

KNEEHILL COUNCIL<br />

Residents strongly<br />

oppose Capstone<br />

Lone Pine windfarm<br />

Stu Salkeld<br />

Local Journalism<br />

Initiative reporter<br />

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

Kneehill County council<br />

heard some resident’s strong<br />

opposition to a looming<br />

windfarm in the municipality.<br />

The presentation was<br />

made at the March 26 regular<br />

meeting of council.<br />

Councillors heard from a<br />

group calling themselves<br />

Wind Concerns Kneehill<br />

County, which was represented<br />

by Kelly Tamsh and<br />

Pam Maroney; they provided<br />

a well-organized<br />

visual presentation combined<br />

with details about<br />

their concerns over the proposed<br />

Lone Pine project.<br />

Tamsh stated she and<br />

many other residents who<br />

live west of the Town of<br />

Three Hills, the proposed<br />

project area, became concerned<br />

about this in Oct.,<br />

2023 after attending a<br />

Torrington open house with<br />

Capstone, the company proposing<br />

Lone Pine.<br />

Tamsh stated people<br />

immediately began organizing<br />

a petition, which<br />

grew into an effort to canvass<br />

virtually every<br />

residence in and around the<br />

project area.<br />

Tamsh showed results of a<br />

petition that, excluding nine<br />

property owners that have<br />

agreed to have wind turbine<br />

built on their property,<br />

noted 93 per cent of residents<br />

polled opposed the Lone<br />

Pine project.<br />

Tamsh noted there are 22<br />

residents whom volunteers<br />

were not able to locate.<br />

In total volunteers contacted<br />

about 600 people in<br />

person, not online, who subsequently<br />

signed the<br />

petition.<br />

According to the presentation<br />

material, the group<br />

stated they feel these projects<br />

are not developed<br />

because they’re efficient or<br />

effective but because taxpayer<br />

dollars are available<br />

to subsidize them.<br />

Turn to Not, Pg 11<br />

<br />

The volunteer<br />

group called<br />

Wind Concerns<br />

Kneehill County<br />

presented these<br />

petition results<br />

to the municipal<br />

council March<br />

26 regarding the<br />

proposed Lone<br />

Pine windfarm.<br />

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recent w/o<br />

•22’ Case IH 1010 rigid straight cut header<br />

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•18’ Hesston 6450 SP swather, 2585 hrs, PU<br />

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•1972 IH Loadstar 1600 SA grain truck w/<br />

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•36’ John Deere E1000 field cultivator,<br />

Degelman 3 bar harrows<br />

•24’ John Deere 230 TA disc<br />

•14’ Alteen TA disc<br />

•Midland M86 hyd pull scraper<br />

•11’ shop built hyd scraper<br />

•Valmar 500 TA PT granular applicator,<br />

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•Valmar 240 PT granular applicator, approx.<br />

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<strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB April 4'24 9<br />

<br />

<strong>2024</strong> Growing Season Varieties<br />

Peas: AAC Carver<br />

AGRICULTURE<br />

STETTLER COUNTY<br />

COUNCIL<br />

Template offered for<br />

farm emergency plan<br />

Stu Salkeld<br />

Local Journalism Initiative reporter<br />

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

The County of Stettler Agriculture<br />

Service Board (ASB) is offering a<br />

straightforward way for producers to<br />

plan ahead for emergencies, and with<br />

dire predictions of drought in <strong>2024</strong><br />

coming from all directions the help<br />

couldn’t have come at a better time.<br />

The Stettler County ASB emergency<br />

farm plan template was presented at<br />

the regular board meeting March 27.<br />

The ASB is comprised of members of<br />

county council and chaired by Coun.<br />

Les Stulberg.<br />

Board members heard a report from<br />

Assistant Ag Fieldman Farrah Fischer<br />

regarding the template intended to<br />

streamline emergency preparations<br />

for an agricultural operation.<br />

“The administration at the County<br />

of Stettler views emergency preparedness<br />

as a priority in this upcoming<br />

season,” stated Fischer’s report to the<br />

board.<br />

“The template emergency farm plan<br />

will equip producers with a thorough<br />

template of considerations and conversations<br />

that need to be had on an<br />

individual farm level for all types of<br />

emergencies including flood, fire,<br />

traffic collisions, disease outbreaks<br />

and extreme weather events.<br />

This planning tool focuses on emergency<br />

preparedness, active emergency<br />

plans and provides tools and information<br />

for recovery post-emergency.<br />

“We believe that this tool is essential<br />

to promote to our producers in our<br />

municipality as it will improve safety<br />

on the farm level, and improve communications<br />

with our emergency<br />

personnel in the event of an<br />

emergency.”<br />

Fischer provided a copy of the plan<br />

template to board members in their<br />

agenda packages. During discussion<br />

Fischer noted the County of Stettler<br />

hoped to present the plan template to<br />

participants at a March 28 fire prevention<br />

workshop.<br />

She stated that the County of Stettler<br />

and many other agencies often<br />

encourage producers to have an emergency<br />

management plan in place for<br />

their agricultural operations, but some<br />

producers may wonder what such a<br />

plan looks like, or what it should and<br />

shouldn’t encompass.<br />

She noted<br />

this template,<br />

developed by ASB<br />

Manager of<br />

Agriculture<br />

Operations<br />

Quentin<br />

Beaumont, is a<br />

good example for<br />

local producers.<br />

“So this is the<br />

goal for that, to<br />

help have people<br />

prepared for<br />

some of the emergencies<br />

we’re<br />

probably going to<br />

see in this<br />

upcoming<br />

season,” said<br />

Fischer.<br />

The County of<br />

Stettler and it’s<br />

ASB has been<br />

receiving reports<br />

about the provincial<br />

moisture<br />

situation for<br />

months, including a recent update on<br />

reservoir levels that are, in some areas<br />

of Alberta, at roughly a third of what<br />

they should be at this time of year.<br />

Reports to the board in 2023 by provincial<br />

government experts described<br />

a moisture situation that’s among the<br />

worst in many decades; the situation<br />

appears to be most dire in southern<br />

Alberta and lessens as you go north,<br />

but some moisture maps provided by<br />

the Government of Alberta showed the<br />

County of Stettler, Kneehill County,<br />

the County of Paintearth and virtually<br />

all east central Alberta rural municipalities<br />

in a low moisture situation.<br />

The Government of Alberta has<br />

already kicked off the <strong>2024</strong> wildfire<br />

season which it stated was due to lower<br />

than normal precipitation and warmer<br />

than normal temperatures, making<br />

wildfires, including grassfires in agricultural<br />

areas, more likely.<br />

Coun. Stulberg stated with the<br />

drought situation looming this seemed<br />

like the ideal time to make this emergency<br />

plan template available.<br />

Fischer agreed, but noted the plan<br />

covers virtually any kind of emergency<br />

a farm could face, including<br />

disease outbreaks.<br />

Stulberg added he felt efforts put into<br />

the plan were well-placed. “I think it’s<br />

really important,” said Stulberg.<br />

Producers who want to have a look<br />

at the plan template should check out<br />

the County of Stettler’s ASB section of<br />

their website at www.stettlercounty.ca.<br />

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

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

AAC Wheatland VB<br />

Beaver Rural<br />

Electrification<br />

Association<br />

ANNUAL<br />

General Meeting<br />

Thurs., April 11, 7:30 p.m.<br />

Legion Hall, Castor<br />

Please plan on attending<br />

and join us in the operation<br />

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The M.D. of Provost No. 52<br />

is currently accepting requests for<br />

Dust control<br />

Applications<br />

for <strong>2024</strong><br />

Ratepayers have the option of MG-30 as<br />

a dust suppressant, with applicants paying<br />

25% of the product cost.<br />

Applications will be accepted<br />

until April 15th , <strong>2024</strong><br />

Late submissions will not be considered,<br />

with no exceptions.<br />

For an application or more information please contact<br />

the M.D. Administration Office<br />

at 780-753-2434.<br />

Ratepayers will note that the M.D.<br />

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expectancy of this material.


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gmail.com by April 15, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Class 1 Driver Position<br />

County of Paintearth No. 18<br />

Crowfoot Crossing……Remembering<br />

Our Past, Building Our Future<br />

The County of Paintearth is seeking a Class 1 Driver to<br />

join our Public Works team. The successful individual reports<br />

to work at the Public Works shop and is supervised directly by<br />

the Assistant P.W. Director. This individual will be part of our<br />

summer and winter gravel program. The County of Paintearth<br />

No. 18 has a comprehensive benefits plan and participates in the<br />

Local Authorities Pension Plan. This is a full-time permanent job<br />

opportunity.<br />

Qualifications:<br />

• 3 to 5 years’ experience hauling experience would be an asset.<br />

General knowledge of servicing trucks, trailer, and loaders pre<br />

and post trips<br />

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability<br />

to deal effectively with the public.<br />

• General knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety<br />

regulations<br />

Current certification or willing to obtain certification in:<br />

1. WHMIS<br />

2. Transportation of Dangerous Goods<br />

3. First Aid<br />

• Class 1 Driver’s License with air brake endorsement<br />

• Driver’s abstract will be required.<br />

All positions with the County of Paintearth will be under the<br />

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 955.<br />

Interested individuals are invited to forward resume with<br />

references by 4:00 pm April 24th, <strong>2024</strong>, to:<br />

Attention: Class 1 Driver Position Opportunity<br />

County of Paintearth No. 18<br />

Hwy 12 & Twp 374 Box 509 Castor, AB T0C 0X0<br />

Phone: 403.882.3285 Fax: 403.882.3560<br />

Email: jobs@countypaintearth.ca<br />

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS<br />

IN THE ESTATE OF GALE KATHRYN RADLEY (also<br />

known as GALE K. RADLEY; GALE RADLEY), LATE<br />

OF THE TOWN OF HANNA, IN THE PROVINCE<br />

OF ALBERTA, WHO DIED ON THE 12 DAY OF<br />

AUGUST, 2023.<br />

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claim by May 11, <strong>2024</strong>, with MESSRS. ROSS, TODD &<br />

COMPANY, Barristers & Solicitors, P. 0. Box 1330, 124<br />

- 2 Avenue West, Hanna, Alberta, T0J 1PO.<br />

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can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim<br />

you may have.<br />

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS<br />

IN THE ESTATE OF EMIL SIEPPERT, LATE OF<br />

THE TOWN OF HANNA, IN THE PROVINCE<br />

OF ALBERTA, WHO DIED ON THE 30 DAY OF<br />

JANUARY, <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

If you have a claim against this Estate, you must file<br />

your claim by May 4, <strong>2024</strong>, with MESSRS. ROSS,<br />

TODD & COMPANY, Barristers & Solicitors, P. 0. Box<br />

1330, 124 - 2 Avenue West, Hanna, Alberta, T0J 1PO.<br />

If you do not file by the date above, the estate property<br />

can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim<br />

you may have.<br />

Action Plumbing & Excavating Ltd in Stettler in looking for<br />

Full time Parts Technician<br />

Responsibilities: -Ordering/ Shipping/ Receiving<br />

- Strong computer skills and customer service skills an asset<br />

-Ability to prioritize in a fast paced environment<br />

We offer Benefits and competitive wages<br />

Please stop in with a resume or<br />

e-mail it to: kent@actionplex.com<br />

Parks Worker - Casual Position<br />

Summary: Under general supervision from a Supervisor<br />

in the Parks and Leisure Services Department, the Parks<br />

Worker shall perform a variety of tasks in the cleaning and<br />

maintenance of Town-owned spaces and facilities.<br />

Typical Duties:<br />

1. Medium Equipment Operation<br />

2. Shrub, Lawn, and Tree Maintenance<br />

3. Cleaning &amp; Maintaining Parks &amp; Facilities<br />

4. Installation, Painting &amp; Repairs of Equipment<br />

5. General Landscaping<br />

6. Stettler Recreation Centre Upkeep<br />

Minimum Qualifications:<br />

Knowledge of: basic methods, equipment, materials, hand<br />

tools and power tools used in establishing and maintaining<br />

landscaped areas; safe work practices.<br />

Ability to follow written and oral instructions; perform<br />

manual labor; perform grounds keeping and maintenance<br />

duties; establish and maintain effective relationships with<br />

other employees and citizens.<br />

Valid Class 5 Drivers License.<br />

For a full job description, please visit<br />

www.stettler.net/the-town/careers<br />

Applications may be submitted in-person at the<br />

Parks & Leisure Office (Stettler Recreation Centre)<br />

or to dperry@stettler.net<br />

Submissions will be accepted until April 11, <strong>2024</strong> at 4:30pm.<br />

Suffern Lake Regional Park Authority<br />

Is now accepting applications for<br />

Park Caretaker Full time; May 01 - Sept 30, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Suffern Lake Regional Park (SLRP) is located from Macklin, Hwy #17 N 16 Km, Municipal<br />

Road #787 E 4.9 Km, Municipal Road N 16.2 Km, Rural Road W (Park Entrance).<br />

SLRP is situated on crown land in the Manitou Sandhills Integrated Resources Management<br />

Plan, an environmentally sensitive area. There are 37 serviced campsites and 10 non<br />

serviced campsites. Cabins also exist in a designated park area. There is a 9-hole golf<br />

course, and a small lake that is swimmer friendly, but with no lifeguard on duty. Lake speed<br />

is limited to 5 km/hour, perfect for trout fishing. Other amenities include a concession/small<br />

store, and a conveniently located community hall (with kitchen), available for rent with a<br />

refundable damage deposit. Provincial Park Passes are required and are available for sale<br />

on-site. Online registrations are available at: campreservation.ca<br />

Hours of work vary, so flexibility is required. Applicant must be physically fit and possess<br />

a driver’s license. First Aid certification would be beneficial, but is not a requirement.<br />

Park employees must possess a strong work ethic and be committed to the park, its<br />

patrons, the Board, and the surrounding communities. As manager, you will serve as a<br />

role model and mentor. The Park is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in<br />

our workforce and knowledge of our people.<br />

Duties: fulltime management and maintenance of the park and its amenities, including<br />

grass cutting, beach area, golf course, trail maintenance; and individual camper(s) and<br />

group use areas. Responsibilities include reservations, hall reservations, and concession<br />

stand operations, etc.<br />

Applicant must have essential computer skills and the ability to operate and maintain all<br />

park equipment.<br />

Accommodations/office on-site. Regularly scheduled time-off. Must have reliable vehicle.<br />

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Couples will be considered with<br />

a potential for division of duties and responsibilities.<br />

Also Hiring: Campground Attendants<br />

Suffern Lake Regional Park Authority may be hiring campground attendants for SLRP,<br />

full time (35 hrs/week), May - Aug and/or Jul - Aug. Successful applicants will be expected<br />

to assist caretaker with guest services, cleanliness, maintenance & upkeep of the grounds<br />

at the park. Safe equipment operation training will be provided.<br />

Deadline for applications - Apr 15, <strong>2024</strong><br />

For a complete Job Description or to submit resume:<br />

Hal Wright, President 306-823-3611 Email: hal.wright1@gmail.com<br />

or Leila Grobel - Email: secretarytreasurer@suffernlakeregionalpark.ca


AGRICULTURE<br />

<strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB April 4'24 11<br />

Moment that you will never forget<br />

Cont’d from Pg 4<br />

If a solar filter or welder’s<br />

glass is not available you can<br />

use a simple spaghetti or vegetable<br />

strainer or virtually<br />

anything with small round<br />

holes. Hold the kitchen tool<br />

about a foot off the ground and<br />

look at the projection of<br />

numerous semi-circles as the<br />

moon moves in front of the sun.<br />

You can then take a picture of<br />

the projection safely as you are<br />

not looking directly at the<br />

bright solar disk. A pinhole<br />

camera made from a cereal box<br />

Cont’d from Pg 8<br />

Tamsh discussed effects the group<br />

feels Kneehill County will experience<br />

if Lone Pine is developed. Tamsh<br />

stated agriculture can’t help but be<br />

affected by the project which will feature<br />

many turbines climbing to over<br />

680 feet high each, about the height of<br />

the Calgary Tower; she stated quality,<br />

productive farmland will host these<br />

turbines, plus the roads, lines and substations<br />

that will be developed<br />

alongside them. Tamsh noted the<br />

group estimates Lone Pine will occupy<br />

two full quarters of farmland.<br />

She stated wildlife will also be<br />

affected by a project this big; Tamsh<br />

noted wind turbines kill birds through<br />

rotating blades, and Kneehill County<br />

has raptors such as Golden Eagles at<br />

Keiver Lake. Bats are also at risk from<br />

the turbines, which are cited as a<br />

major risk to this animal.<br />

Tamsh noted she wondered if animals<br />

such as deer and coyotes would<br />

stay in the area with this many huge<br />

turbines.<br />

Human health, noted Tamsh, can<br />

also be affected by windfarms as<br />

people who live near them report a<br />

variety of issues. Some suspect lowfrequency<br />

noise, shadow flicker or<br />

other factors as causes.<br />

The volunteers stated property<br />

values will likely drop rather than<br />

climb if the project is approved, as<br />

they suspect no one will want to live<br />

next to these turbines.<br />

Tamsh observed quite a few volunteers<br />

are getting involved in speaking<br />

out against the Lone Pine project. “We<br />

are disappointed and angry that our<br />

lives will change drastically,” said<br />

Tamsh, who noted many people have<br />

stated they’re not happy that nine<br />

property owners committing to<br />

hosting turbines have essentially<br />

made this decision on behalf of<br />

everyone in the community. She further<br />

added the majority of those who<br />

signed up to host turbines are absent<br />

property owners<br />

and won’t have to<br />

deal with any<br />

negative consequences<br />

if Lone<br />

Pine is approved.<br />

Tamsh noted<br />

that, due to setback<br />

rules, some<br />

neighbours may<br />

not be able to use<br />

all of their property<br />

if a turbine is<br />

within a certain<br />

distance.<br />

She stated the<br />

volunteer group<br />

hopes Kneehill<br />

County will stand<br />

behind its residents<br />

if Lone Pine<br />

goes before the<br />

is a great project with children.<br />

Plans can be found online.<br />

Many public viewing events<br />

with dedicated astronomers<br />

using solar telescopes will be<br />

planned.<br />

Once the moon completely<br />

covers the sun along the eclipse<br />

path will it be safe to look at.<br />

Even though solar filters and<br />

solar telescopes are designed to<br />

examine the surface of our daytime<br />

star, the outer corona is<br />

only observed with human eyes<br />

during totality.<br />

This will appear as a halo<br />

‘Not happy that nine property<br />

owners made decision for everyone’<br />

Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC),<br />

the government approval agency; she<br />

further suggested a bylaw that prohibits<br />

windfarms in Kneehill County.<br />

Coun. Laura Lee Machell-<br />

Cunningham commended the<br />

volunteers for speaking up and<br />

assured them they can make a difference<br />

by doing so.<br />

Machell-Cunningham added she<br />

recently stood at the bottom of the<br />

Calgary Tower and was astounded<br />

that so many turbines the same height<br />

may be proposed in Kneehill County.<br />

Coun. Faye McGhee asked if the volunteers<br />

had presented anywhere else<br />

to which Tamsh stated no, this was the<br />

first presentation. However, Tamsh<br />

stated the volunteers have hosted a<br />

number of well-attended meetings,<br />

have spoken to legal counsel and are<br />

planning another open house as the<br />

volunteers feel Three Hills residents<br />

are “woefully uninformed” regarding<br />

the proposal. Tamsh stated Capstone<br />

doesn’t meet with large groups.<br />

Coun. Jerry Wittstock stated if this<br />

project was being built near his house,<br />

he’d be concerned too. “I think when<br />

you have the opportunity to address<br />

the AUC please take that opportunity,”<br />

said Wittstock. “I think the AUC needs<br />

to hear this.” Wittstock added, though,<br />

that Kneehill County doesn’t have<br />

authority over windfarms.<br />

Tamsh pointed out volunteers feel<br />

everyone should speak up, whether<br />

LAST of the 33 rd Annual<br />

BREEDER’S SECTIONS<br />

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around the sun.<br />

Look for the bright planet<br />

Jupiter up at the eleven o’clock<br />

position and Venus down at five<br />

o’clock. Be aware of how long<br />

the totality is listed for your<br />

area to know when to hold up<br />

the filter before the bright sun<br />

emerges from behind the moon.<br />

With the above-mentioned<br />

safety precautions and a little<br />

luck in the weather, this will be<br />

a moment in time that you will<br />

never forget.<br />

Feel free to email me your<br />

questions via my website.<br />

April 11<br />

Deadline to Advertise:<br />

Mon. April 8<br />

Call:<br />

Coronation<br />

403-578-4111<br />

Stettler<br />

403-740-2492<br />

that’s residents or<br />

municipalities,<br />

when they’re concerned<br />

about<br />

renewable energy<br />

developments<br />

rather than<br />

throw their arms<br />

in the air and say<br />

there’s no point in<br />

making a ruckus.<br />

“I disagree<br />

with that,” said<br />

Tamsh. “When<br />

that is the mentality,<br />

then that’s<br />

what will<br />

happen.”<br />

Machinery<br />

• 80 ft Harmon Sprayer<br />

• Seeder/Discer<br />

• 1620 Valmar Granular Applicator<br />

• 194 655 JD Air Seeder 28f<br />

• 22<strong>04</strong> Co-op Cultivators<br />

• Rock O Matic - Rock Picker<br />

• 1922 VER 440 Windrower Swather<br />

• 12 ft Kello Breaking Disc<br />

• 1982 Co-op Cultivator 28 f<br />

• 1995 FlexiCoil System Harrow Packer<br />

• 80 ft Versatile Harrows<br />

• Farm Hand Stack Mover<br />

Livestock Equipment<br />

• Haybuster 2650 – hydraulic, New Cond.<br />

• 1987 Wy-lee horse trailer 28ft<br />

• 1994 Featherlite<br />

Stock Trailer 7ftx20ft<br />

• 45’ Fruehauf Cattle<br />

Liner<br />

• 1150 International<br />

Mix Mill<br />

Auger<br />

• 70 ft Bergen PTO drive, Hyd. swing Auger<br />

• 20 ft Versatile Auger<br />

• 30 ft Versatile Grain Auger<br />

• 35 ft Co-op Grain Auger<br />

• 207-51 Westfield PTO Grain Auger<br />

• 45 ft Sakundiak Grain Auger<br />

• 6 ft Johnson Auger/Electric Auger<br />

• Westfield 70-36 Auger<br />

• Westfield Grain Auger<br />

Linden Tree Farm<br />

Hardy Locally Grown Trees and Shrubs<br />

Feature Trees Size Price<br />

Colorado Spruce (Available Fall <strong>2024</strong>) 5’-6’ $160<br />

Flowering Crab 7 gal. (2 varieties) 5’-7’ $125<br />

Manitoba Maple 20 gal. 8’-10’ $125<br />

Norland Apple 7 gal. 5-6’ $125<br />

Poplar-4 Varieties 2-25 gal. 3’-10’ $12-$150<br />

Paskapoo Poplar – Native ornamental dwarf poplar<br />

Byland Green Poplar – Fast growing shelterbelt tree<br />

Sargent’s Poplar – Cotton less Cottonwood<br />

Sundancer Poplar – A fast growing narrow poplar<br />

Swedish Columnar Aspen 5-15 gal. 6’-10’ $60-$125<br />

Feature Shrubs<br />

Cotoneaster, Lilacs & Mugo Pine<br />

Bare root<br />

Cotoneaster, Common Lilacs & Spruce<br />

-available late April or early May<br />

Planting available<br />

Book pickup for May or June<br />

Complete price list at: www.lindentreefarm.ca<br />

email: info@lindentreefarm.ca or text 403-888-9178<br />

Harvesting<br />

• New Holland 116-14 Haybine<br />

• New Holland 492 12ft Haybine<br />

• 1994 New Holland 660 Round Baler (2)<br />

• 1014 Hesston Haybine (2)<br />

• 1980 560 Co-op Implement Baler<br />

• 40 ft Fruehauf Hay Trailer<br />

• Case International Forage Harvester<br />

• 650 International Forage Harvester<br />

• Crawfords HI Dump Silage Wagon<br />

• International Forage Harvester<br />

• John Deere Pull Swather 25 ft (2)<br />

• Richardton Hi Dump Silage Wagon<br />

Trucks<br />

• 2013 Dodge Ram 3500 - 188,000kms<br />

• 20<strong>04</strong> Dodge 2500 Laramie<br />

• 1987 Mack 600 -139,659kms, 2330hrs,<br />

Engine EC6-350<br />

• 1976 Ford Truck with Bale Deck –<br />

63,130kms, working condition<br />

• 1989 Ford Lariat 2WD<br />

• 76 International Fleetstar<br />

• 1974 Chev C65 w/ Box & Hoist<br />

• 1975 GMC C65 w/ Box & Hoist<br />

• 1975 GMC C55 w/ Box & Hoist<br />

• 1993 Crown Victoria 4 door -35,407kms<br />

• Tioga Motorhome – 129,170kms<br />

Miscellaneous<br />

Grain Wheel; Lyndon Post Pounder; Wire<br />

Roller; 609 JD Brush Cutter; Woods Mower;<br />

Hydraulic tilt Flat Deck Gooseneck Trailer;<br />

Roller Mill – PTO Drive<br />

a division of Provost Livestock Exchange<br />

License No. 510-549<br />

Tammy Clark & The Estate of Terry Clark<br />

April 20, <strong>2024</strong>, , at 11AM<br />

DIRECTIONS: 3 miles West of Highway 600 & Highway 41 intersection on TWP 390, 2 miles North on RR 71, 1.5 miles<br />

west on TWP 392. OR 2 miles East at intersection of RR 884 and TWP 391, 1 mile North on RR 80, 4 miles East on TWP 392.<br />

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SOLD<br />

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SOLD<br />

shop & working<br />

corrals. Owner<br />

willing to subdivide<br />

acreage out.<br />

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1981 225 Bearcat 4WD w/ blade<br />

Tractors<br />

• 1981 225 Bearcat 4WD w/ Snow blade<br />

– 9000 hrs<br />

• 1995 7220 Case w/ Ezee on Loader<br />

• 1966 MF 165 Tractor w/Ezee on - 8274 hrs<br />

• 1975 1066 International/2350 Loader<br />

– 8830 hrs<br />

• 1086 International with loader<br />

Shop Supplies<br />

• Tool Boxes - Various<br />

• Overhead Hoist w/ Chain Hoist<br />

• Bolt Bins - Various<br />

• Hand Tools and Wrenches - various<br />

• Hydraulic hoses<br />

• Belts; Anvil; Air Compressor; Work<br />

Benches; Tires - Various;<br />

Miscellaneous Shop Oil<br />

and Lubricants<br />

Tanks<br />

• 300 Gallon Gas Tank (3)<br />

• 400L Slip Tanks/ Electric<br />

Pump (4)<br />

• 500 Gallon Gas Tank (4)<br />

Bins<br />

• 2800 Bushel Westco<br />

Grain Bin<br />

• 3 Oil Tanks for Grain<br />

Storage<br />

Payment Made By Cash/Card/Cheque<br />

Day Of The Sale. Items Must Be Paid<br />

In Full Before Leaving The Premises.<br />

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Green Shirt Day logo has a story<br />

Green Shirt Day - April 7 -<br />

honours, remembers and<br />

recognizes all the victims<br />

and families of the fatal 2018<br />

Humboldt Broncos bus crash.<br />

The day pays tribute to<br />

Logan Boulet’s enduring<br />

legacy.<br />

By showing people that a<br />

simple act and a conversation<br />

with family can lead to the<br />

gift of healthy lives for<br />

others, Logan brought us<br />

hope from tragedy and continues<br />

to bring communities<br />

across the country together.<br />

“Six years have passed<br />

since the Humboldt Bronco<br />

tragedy. Logan’s legacy is<br />

stronger than ever as we<br />

remember his knowing grin,<br />

massive heart, and giving<br />

nature,” says Toby Boulet,<br />

Logan’s father.<br />

“We also remember the<br />

other members of the Bronco<br />

family who passed as well as<br />

those who survived. And, we<br />

take time to think of the<br />

many deceased donor families<br />

with whom we feel a<br />

kinship of wanting to hold<br />

our loved one again and the<br />

acceptance that lives were<br />

saved by the simple, yet complex<br />

decision of becoming an<br />

organ donor.”<br />

There are more than 4,000<br />

Canadians waiting for a lifesaving<br />

transplant and each<br />

year, approximately 250<br />

people die waiting — you can<br />

make all the difference by<br />

registering your decision and<br />

talking to your family.<br />

As we kick off the campaign<br />

leading up to April 7,<br />

we are honoured to unveil<br />

our latest Green Shirt Day<br />

logo, designed by Dr. Hali<br />

Heavy Shield. Dr. Heavy<br />

Shield, also known as<br />

Nato’yi’kina’soyi (Holy Light<br />

that Shines Bright), is an<br />

award-winning multidisciplinary<br />

artist and educator,<br />

proudly representing the<br />

Blood Tribe (Kainai) of<br />

southern Alberta.<br />

With strong connections to<br />

the Boulet family, Dr. Heavy<br />

Shield found profound<br />

inspiration in Logan’s story,<br />

and the new design beautifully<br />

incorporates elements<br />

reflective of this influence.<br />

The centrepiece features a<br />

star with significant symbolism.<br />

First, the star’s<br />

yellow and green hues are<br />

representative of the<br />

Humboldt Broncos’ team<br />

colours as well as organ<br />

donation.<br />

The eight points of the symbolic<br />

shape embody key<br />

values of: kindness, humility,<br />

honesty, respect, healing, forgiveness,<br />

wisdom and love.<br />

And finally, the star design<br />

pays tribute to the Morning<br />

Star, which symbolizes new<br />

beginnings and hope.<br />

The t-shirt design also<br />

incorporates the Blackfoot<br />

translation for Green Shirt<br />

Day (Otsskoi Sookasim<br />

Miiksistikoo) in the banner.<br />

In Dr. Heavy Shield’s<br />

words, “I’ve chosen the star,<br />

inspired by the star blanket<br />

gifted to the Boulet family by<br />

the Waywayseecappo First<br />

Nation in Manitoba. For<br />

Blackfoot people, star blankets<br />

represent comfort,<br />

healing and generosity,<br />

reflecting the impact of<br />

Logan’s story on the global<br />

community.”<br />

This year, in the lead up to<br />

the sixth anniversary of<br />

Green Shirt Day, the Boulet<br />

family, Canadian Transplant<br />

Association, The Kidney<br />

Foundation of Canada,<br />

Canadian Blood Services and<br />

Canada’s organ and tissue<br />

donation community are<br />

urging Canadians to champion<br />

the cause of organ<br />

donation.<br />

The focus is not only on<br />

Castor, AB<br />

www.realtor.ca<br />

SUTTON<br />

LANDMARK REALTY<br />

Located beside<br />

Battle River Credit Union<br />

Main Street, Castor<br />

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paying tribute to the enduring legacy of<br />

Logan Boulet but also to honouring and<br />

recognizing the invaluable contributions<br />

of organ and tissue donors across the<br />

country.<br />

“It is still heartbreaking to think about<br />

the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. As with<br />

most Canadians, I remember exactly<br />

where I was when I first heard the news,”<br />

says Lethbridge Mayor Blaine Hyggen.<br />

“Logan Boulet will always be remembered<br />

as a remarkable young man. He<br />

saved lives and his inspiring legacy will<br />

continue to save lives. I commend his parents,<br />

Toby and Bernadine, and sister<br />

Mariko, for continuing efforts to promote<br />

Green Shirt Day and to encourage people<br />

to talk to their families and register as<br />

organ donors.”<br />

Since its inception, the Green Shirt Day<br />

campaign has had an enormous impact in<br />

increasing awareness of the importance of<br />

organ and tissue donation. Over the past<br />

six years Green Shirt Day has brought<br />

Canadians together to share their stories,<br />

have conversations with their families<br />

and register their intent to donate.<br />

“Green Shirt Day is not just about<br />

Logan,” says Bernadine, Logan’s mother.<br />

“It is also about those who choose to have<br />

the conversation and become a registered<br />

organ donor.”<br />

The goal of Green Shirt Day <strong>2024</strong> is to<br />

inspire 100,000 Canadians to register their<br />

decision about organ and tissue donation.<br />

Logan’s legacy reminds us how important<br />

it is for Canadians to talk with their<br />

family about their organ donation wishes.<br />

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