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Alix council ......................... 3<br />

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

Byemoor 4-H ...................... 5<br />

Classifieds/Careers ............. 6<br />

Obituaries ..................... 7 - 8<br />

Stettler District 4-H ............. 9<br />

Stettler county council ...... 10<br />

Kneehill council ........ <strong>11</strong> - 12<br />

Sudoku ............................. 12<br />

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2 A pril <strong>11</strong>'24 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. <strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW<br />

<br />

Mill rate cut to counter hot real estate market<br />

Stu Salkeld<br />

Local Journalism<br />

Initiative reporter<br />

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

Alix village council voted to<br />

cut their mill rate to counter a<br />

huge spike in the municipality’s<br />

property values. The vote was<br />

held at the April 3 regular<br />

meeting of council.<br />

Councillors read a summary<br />

of the <strong>2024</strong> operating budget<br />

from Chief Administrative<br />

Officer (CAO) Michelle White,<br />

that also contained a detailed<br />

description of a massive hike in<br />

Alix’ assessed property values<br />

and the effect that could have<br />

on property owners’ tax bills.<br />

“The budget being presented<br />

includes a reduced residential<br />

mill rate for municipal taxes,”<br />

stated White in her report to<br />

council.<br />

Readers may not be familiar<br />

with the arcane methods used<br />

to calculate property taxes, but<br />

essentially councillors set a mill<br />

rate which then combines with<br />

a property’s assessed value to<br />

arrive at a final tax bill.<br />

Properties tend to be taxed for<br />

the way they are utilized, for<br />

example, residential or<br />

non-residential.<br />

Under this method, a municipality<br />

may keep its tax rates the<br />

same year to year but if<br />

<br />

property’s assessment<br />

increases, or in Alix’ case<br />

spikes, taxpayers may still<br />

receive a hefty bill in the mail.<br />

“Supporting documents in<br />

your agenda pack show an 8.8<br />

per cent increase in residential<br />

assessment from last year,<br />

mostly due to inflation,” stated<br />

the CAO’s memo. “If the mill<br />

rate were kept the same as it has<br />

been since 2017, residential<br />

taxes would increase by<br />

$72,356.84 from last year.<br />

“This does not factor in the<br />

new minimum tax levy<br />

changes.”<br />

The CAO included a chart<br />

that essentially showed tax revenue<br />

increasing since COVID<br />

declined in 2022, as she stated,<br />

owing to inflation.<br />

After further discussion the<br />

CAO noted assessment rose<br />

after COVID, “...because the<br />

housing market went nuts.”<br />

Councillors spent a considerable<br />

amount of time discussing<br />

the spike in assessment; the<br />

CAO went on to explain that it is<br />

nice to see property values<br />

increase in the village but if<br />

councillors kept the same mill<br />

rate as last year the typical residential<br />

property owner in Alix<br />

would see their tax bill go up by<br />

about $400 over 2023.<br />

The CAO further noted Alix<br />

has also seen an increase in<br />

PAINTEARTH COUNCIL<br />

Over $5M surplus set<br />

aside in reserve funds<br />

Cheryl Bowman<br />

Multimedia reporter<br />

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

The County of Paintearth council<br />

met on April 3 for their regular<br />

meeting to discuss the 2023 reserve<br />

allocations and to consider several<br />

other council decisions.<br />

A motion was passed by council for<br />

the allocation of Dec. 31, 2023 surplus<br />

funds to restricted reserves to support<br />

various functions and projects undertaken<br />

by the county. The purpose of<br />

such an action is to set aside funds for<br />

certain departments’ specific purposes<br />

sometime in the future.<br />

The total transfer to reserves was<br />

$5,252,059 allocated as follows: $45,000<br />

to admin building, $45,000 to admin<br />

equipment and furniture reserve,<br />

$30,000 to fire vehicle reserve, $10,000<br />

to bylaw vehicle reserve, $500,000 to<br />

Public Works buildings reserve,<br />

$200,000 to Public Works road development<br />

reserve, $300,000 to Public Works<br />

machinery and equipment reserve,<br />

$300,000 to Public Works vehicle<br />

reserve, $50,000 to Brownfield Water<br />

reserve, $1,652,059 to water projects<br />

reserve, $25,000 to Ag Service Board<br />

(ASB) vehicles reserve, $20,000 to ASB<br />

machinery and equipment reserve,<br />

$15,000 to ASB buildings reserve,<br />

$45,000 to land development reserve,<br />

$15,000 to parks and recreation reserve<br />

and $2,000,000 to broadband capital<br />

reserve.<br />

Assessment service extension<br />

Councillors agreed the municipality<br />

will continue to do business with<br />

Accurate Assessment Group Ltd.<br />

The County of Paintearth assessment<br />

services agreement that was to<br />

expire Dec. 31, <strong>2024</strong> was granted an<br />

extension amendment effective April 1<br />

to Dec. 31, 2027.<br />

It was expressed in a letter from<br />

Accurate Assessment Group Ltd.<br />

(AAG) that the company looks forward<br />

to continuing their relationship with<br />

the County of Paintearth.<br />

Coronation District 4-H<br />

Five hundred dollars was approved<br />

in response to a sponsorship request<br />

from Coronation District 4-H show and<br />

sale at Compeer on June 4 and 5.<br />

Public Works Report<br />

According to the department’s regular<br />

report to council, Public Works<br />

has been busy grading and hand<br />

brushing in Division 2.<br />

Bylaw office report<br />

During the regular community<br />

peace officer report it was noted work<br />

is expected to start on the Halkirk 2<br />

pads next week which will continue to<br />

be monitored.<br />

Community Bylaw Enforcement<br />

Officer Colm Fitzgerald provided<br />

councillors with an update on the fire<br />

hazard situation, which seems at a<br />

serious level.<br />

As of this writing there are 50 wildfires<br />

in Alberta, and although there is<br />

no indication that the province is going<br />

to mandate a fire ban, Fitzgerald told<br />

councillors he’s watching the wildfire<br />

situation in Paintearth closely and, if<br />

conditions don’t improve, fire restrictions<br />

may be put in place in April and a<br />

fire ban could follow if conditions<br />

deteriorate.<br />

“There is so much fuel out there<br />

right now,” said Fitzgerald to<br />

councillors.<br />

If a ban goes into effect fire permit<br />

holders will be given a five day grace<br />

period to comply.<br />

ALIX COUNCIL<br />

assessment of about $1.2 million;<br />

Coun. Tim Besuijen asked<br />

if this was new development or<br />

improvements on existing<br />

developments and the CAO confirmed<br />

it was both.<br />

Further, the CAO stated 8.8<br />

per cent is at the high end of<br />

growth for a community Alix’<br />

size, but White added most communities<br />

are seeing assessment<br />

growth.<br />

The CAO stated that if councillors<br />

decided to leave the mill<br />

rate at its current level, more<br />

tax revenue would be collected<br />

and that money would probably<br />

be put towards the village’s current<br />

lagoon rehab project.<br />

However, Mayor Rob Fehr<br />

stated the roughly $70,000<br />

wouldn’t really make a dent on<br />

a project in the millions of<br />

dollars.<br />

The CAO acknowledged the<br />

effect a spike of at least $400 on<br />

tax bills and suggested councillors<br />

consider lowering the mill<br />

rate from its <strong>11</strong>.2565 level to a<br />

new 10.5836, essentially keeping<br />

Alix residential tax bills comparable<br />

to 2023.<br />

Coun. Besuijen agreed<br />

keeping the mill rate the same<br />

was too much of a hit on the residential<br />

taxpayers and was in<br />

favour of cutting the rate.<br />

“If we can help out, I think it’s<br />

awesome,” said Besuijen.<br />

The CAO noted cutting<br />

the mill rate would also<br />

make Alix more comparable<br />

to nearby communities such<br />

as the Village of Clive, that<br />

has a residential mill rate of<br />

about nine.<br />

Mayor Fehr stated he also<br />

was in favour of cutting the<br />

mill rate because he wants<br />

Alix to attract new<br />

residents.<br />

Councillors also discussed<br />

the new minimum<br />

tax levy of $400; this means<br />

if assessment suggests a<br />

property owes less than $400<br />

per year in taxes, the bill is<br />

boosted to $400. The CAO<br />

reasoned that municipal<br />

services cost money and all<br />

property owners should pay<br />

their share.<br />

Coun. Ed Cole asked how<br />

many properties are<br />

affected by the minimum<br />

tax levy with White<br />

responding Alix has<br />

roughly 800 parcels and the<br />

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she added they are typically<br />

vacant lots.<br />

Councillors also discussed<br />

other features of<br />

their budget, including the<br />

cost of policing, inflation,<br />

return on investments, provincial<br />

requisitions and<br />

more. It was noted Alix’<br />

Public Works department<br />

cut their lab expenses in<br />

half by switching service<br />

providers.<br />

Coun. Barb Gilliat stated<br />

she was impressed with the<br />

way the proposed operating<br />

budget looked. “Good job<br />

Michelle and team,” said<br />

Gilliat.<br />

Councillors unanimously<br />

approved the <strong>2024</strong> operating<br />

budget. They followed this<br />

by unanimously approving<br />

all readings necessary to<br />

bring the new mill rate<br />

bylaw into effect.<br />

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<strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB April <strong>11</strong>'24 3<br />

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ALIX COUNCIL<br />

Funds set aside for major lake project<br />

Stu Salkeld<br />

Local Journalism Initiative reporter<br />

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

Alix village council agreed to set<br />

aside funds for a major project that will<br />

make the waterbody more amenable to<br />

fish. The decision was made at the<br />

April 3 regular meeting of council.<br />

Village Chief Administrative Officer<br />

(CAO) Michelle White presented councillors<br />

with a report regarding the<br />

forming of an Alix Lake reserve<br />

account within the municipality’s<br />

finances. She explained previous funds<br />

had been budgeted for various work<br />

proposed on the lake, including<br />

dredging, but the funds went mostly<br />

untouched and the CAO recommended<br />

placing them in a specific lake account.<br />

“In this case, council had budgeted<br />

$100,000 for the Alix Lake improvement<br />

project,” stated White’s report to<br />

council. “The majority of those funds<br />

remained unspent at year end due to a<br />

lengthy approval process for<br />

dredging.”<br />

White summarized that the $100,000<br />

set aside by Alix council may be combined<br />

with grant funds.<br />

“If the grant is successful, funding<br />

will be secured for phase one and two<br />

<br />

Submitted<br />

Special Areas Advisory<br />

Council held their spring<br />

council meeting on March<br />

27 and 28. The group welcomed<br />

Gordon Long as the<br />

newly elected representative<br />

for Special Area No. 4,<br />

Subdivision 1.<br />

Appointments to various<br />

boards and commissions<br />

were discussed as there had<br />

been some vacancies as a<br />

result of the recent<br />

by-election.<br />

Gordon Long was<br />

appointed to<br />

represent<br />

Special Area<br />

No. 4 on a<br />

number of<br />

boards and<br />

committees<br />

including<br />

Acadia<br />

Foundation,<br />

Big Country<br />

Long<br />

Waste<br />

Management<br />

Commission,<br />

and East Central<br />

Ambulance Association.<br />

Advisory council<br />

reviewed planned <strong>2024</strong> projects<br />

and provided direction<br />

on issues affecting residents<br />

and businesses.<br />

Healthcare<br />

The need for sustainable<br />

healthcare that meets the<br />

needs of communities in the<br />

region was discussed,<br />

including key projects<br />

Special Areas is partnering<br />

on.<br />

Special Areas has committed<br />

$5 million towards<br />

funding the construction of<br />

a 14 bed dementia and<br />

assisted living unit in Oyen,<br />

in partnership with the<br />

Acadia Foundation and the<br />

Government of Alberta.<br />

Another key initiative<br />

of the project,” stated the CAO’s report.<br />

She further noted during discussion<br />

about $500 has been spent out of the<br />

budgeted funds for some pre-project<br />

work.<br />

It was also noted that the ongoing<br />

lagoon project would benefit from<br />

more funds, so the CAO recommended<br />

$600,000 of surplus funds be placed in<br />

the sewer reserve.<br />

Councillors unanimously passed a<br />

resolution to place the remaining Alix<br />

Lake funds in reserve and $600,000 in<br />

the sewer reserve, earmarked for the<br />

lagoon project.<br />

SPECIAL AREAS<br />

$5 million for 14 bed dementia<br />

and assisted living unit in Oyen<br />

discussed was the nurse<br />

practitioner pilot project in<br />

the Consort region. In 2023<br />

Special Areas committed to<br />

fund two years of a nurse<br />

practitioner in Consort, significantly<br />

enhancing<br />

medical services in the<br />

community.<br />

A nurse practitioner has<br />

been recruited and is<br />

expected to begin practicing<br />

this summer.<br />

Schools update<br />

Advisory Council welcomed<br />

presenters from<br />

both Prairie Land and<br />

Prairie Rose School<br />

Divisions.<br />

Dr. Reagan Weeks,<br />

Superintendent for<br />

Prairie Rose School<br />

Division, shared information<br />

on a new trades<br />

program.<br />

Advisory Council<br />

shared feedback on continuing<br />

challenges in<br />

school transportation,<br />

including long distances and<br />

time spent on busses by<br />

rural students.<br />

Superintendent Cam<br />

McKeage and Chair Holli<br />

Smith from Prairie Land<br />

School Division shared<br />

updates on value-added programming<br />

in the division.<br />

The importance of building<br />

partnerships in the community<br />

to make sure<br />

programming reflects the<br />

priorities and strengths of<br />

the region was noted.<br />

Financial statements<br />

Advisory Council<br />

reviewed Special Areas 2023<br />

financial statements and<br />

<strong>2024</strong> approved budget. 2023<br />

had continued challenges<br />

with supply chains and<br />

resulted in lower than budgeted<br />

expenditure levels.<br />

The Highway 855 paving project,<br />

cost-shared by Special Areas and the<br />

province, was deferred into <strong>2024</strong> along<br />

with some larger capital purchases. In<br />

<strong>2024</strong>, Special Areas will continue to<br />

draw down the accumulated operational<br />

surplus and complete deferred<br />

capital projects and purchases.<br />

Recent increases to the industrial<br />

tax transfer program were highlighted,<br />

including planned funding<br />

levels for <strong>2024</strong>. This program provides<br />

predictable funding from Special<br />

Areas to urban municipalities found<br />

within Special Areas, helping fund<br />

amenities and programs used by rural<br />

residents in urban service areas.<br />

Road program<br />

Shaune Kovitch, director of municipal<br />

services, reviewed the <strong>2024</strong> road<br />

program as it had been taken out to<br />

local road committees earlier this<br />

year. The <strong>2024</strong> road program season<br />

includes 29 kilometres of surfacing<br />

work, 31 kilometres of road recrowning,<br />

and construction work on<br />

local roads, regional economic development<br />

projects and new resident<br />

access roads.<br />

Ratepayer issues<br />

Concerns with the impact of road<br />

use agreements for agricultural users<br />

were highlighted, and the group<br />

directed administration to exempt<br />

agricultural producers.<br />

Turn to Land, Pg 5<br />

Fallen Heroes<br />

Councillors agreed through resolution<br />

to have village staff poll local<br />

groups to see which of them could host<br />

or assist in hosting a Canadian Fallen<br />

Heroes display.<br />

Canadian Fallen Heroes sent a letter<br />

to council that was presented at their<br />

March 20 regular meeting; councillors<br />

requested more information.<br />

White noted the group is legitimate<br />

and memorializes Canadian Armed<br />

Forces members who gave their lives.<br />

It was noted the organization collects<br />

donations and for every $300 collected<br />

a metal plaque is produced memorializing<br />

fallen armed forces members.<br />

“The information provided by<br />

Canadian Fallen Heroes said they<br />

found 14 former Alix residents,<br />

meaning a total project cost of $4,200,”<br />

stated White’s report.<br />

The CAO noted that if the village<br />

granted funds for this project, a location<br />

for the plaques was still needed.<br />

Councillors talked about the village<br />

office but agreed the plaques should be<br />

in a more prominent location.<br />

White stated communities that have<br />

Royal Canadian Legions usually select<br />

those halls, but Alix doesn’t have one.<br />

Councillors unanimously agreed to<br />

have staff contact local groups such as<br />

the museum to see if they’re interested<br />

in assisting with this program.<br />

RCMP community meeting<br />

Coun. Ed Cole reported on a recent<br />

RCMP community group meeting he<br />

attended; he noted that the anticipated<br />

corporal position at the Bashaw RCMP<br />

detachment, which handles the Alix<br />

area, probably won’t be filled until fall.<br />

It was noted at the meeting that<br />

RCMP officers in red serge are available<br />

for special events but the<br />

detachment rarely gets requests for<br />

this service.<br />

The Miss Magnolia<br />

Senior Citizen Beauty Pageant<br />

Lyrics by CHAD BEGUELIN<br />

Book by BOB MARTIN<br />

and THOMAS MEEHAN<br />

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Lastly, Bashaw RCMP confirmed<br />

they will begin providing crime stats<br />

to Alix council solely for their own<br />

community, not just the detachment<br />

area as a whole.<br />

Water report<br />

Coun. Tim Besuijen reported on a<br />

Red Deer River Municipal User Group<br />

Association meeting he recently<br />

attended. It was noted the provincial<br />

budget included funds for a feasibility<br />

study for a dam at Ardley on the Red<br />

Deer River.<br />

He noted the potential drought was<br />

discussed along with water sharing<br />

agreements; the motto is “Everyone<br />

uses less, means more have some.”<br />

It was also noted the M.D. of Acadia<br />

and the Special Areas continue a concept<br />

study for irrigation in east central<br />

Alberta, adding that the proposed<br />

project would be for existing arable<br />

land only.<br />

Healthy start<br />

Councillors unanimously granted<br />

$300 to the Alix MAC School Breakfast<br />

program. They agreed it was a small<br />

amount of money that could provide a<br />

lot of help to local families struggling<br />

in the economy.<br />

Adapted from the<br />

NEW LINE CINEMA film,<br />

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TD Bank, no<br />

negotiations<br />

Dear Editor,<br />

A small group of concerned<br />

Coronation citizens met with two TD<br />

Bank vice presidents on March 28, <strong>2024</strong><br />

to discuss the closure of the<br />

Coronation branch including Ron<br />

Checkel, Coronation town councillor<br />

and George Glazier, County of<br />

Paintearth councillor and tried to<br />

make them understand how the bank<br />

and staff are an integral part of our<br />

town and country.<br />

As a previous Community Futures<br />

board member and an ex-banker, I discussed<br />

the fact that the Coronation<br />

branch was, and is, profitable.<br />

The TD representatives did not deny<br />

this fact.<br />

Herb Rock and Ted Bullick tried to<br />

get any possible concessions such as<br />

branch staffed two days a week, an<br />

MAIL BAG<br />

ATM machine, branch staffed one day<br />

a week, anything! But those suggestions<br />

were shot down immediately.<br />

“We didn’t come to negotiate” stated<br />

one of the representatives, “we only<br />

came as we were invited.”<br />

This decision was made six months<br />

ago, well before they posted the closure<br />

sign on the door.<br />

In November 2023 the TD bank<br />

announced that they were cutting 3000<br />

Canadian jobs and it seems like the<br />

Coronation branch is considered low<br />

hanging fruit.<br />

The TD bank should be ashamed as<br />

to how this has been handled, and the<br />

fact that they are closing their oldest<br />

Alberta branch, and one that is still<br />

profitable.<br />

Stewart Twa<br />

Veteran, Alta.<br />

Recall of local politicians<br />

Dear Editor,<br />

Recently, several mayors (Innisfail,<br />

Wetaskiwin and Calgary) in Alberta<br />

have gotten recall petitions.<br />

According to the Recall Act, Bill 52,<br />

citizens can “recall” MLAs, town<br />

councillors and school trustees.<br />

Why can’t we recall our premier? Is<br />

she “special”? In my opinion, this is<br />

another attempt by our premier to<br />

polarize municipal government and<br />

most local governments and citizens<br />

are opposed to this idea.<br />

The “wheel has already been<br />

invented”. Most municipalities and citizens<br />

are opposed to have “party”<br />

politicians elected to municipal governments.<br />

They have seen the<br />

problems with that idea in the U.S.<br />

Why should we adopt that kind of<br />

problem since it is not working well in<br />

the States?<br />

But —-it will help the UCP.<br />

Tremendous amounts of money will be<br />

spent in electing local officials. Just<br />

look to the States to understand what I<br />

am saying. (“Money” talks in U.S. politics.<br />

Lots of money supporting<br />

candidates by Political Action<br />

Committees (PACs ).<br />

Or is this a tactic to divert attention<br />

away from many of the problems our<br />

province is facing? Pretending to ‘care’<br />

about our health care, our public<br />

schools, support for victim services<br />

and shelters for women and children;<br />

pollution of our environment, etc.<br />

Remember: ‘perception’ is everything<br />

in politics.<br />

Is it okay to condemn the federal<br />

carbon tax while ignoring the lack of<br />

safe guards for our environment<br />

(Alberta Energy Regulator not going<br />

after energy companies for polluting<br />

our environment)? We can have all<br />

kinds of rules, regulations and laws,<br />

but if we don’t enforce them, then why<br />

have them?<br />

If we allow politicians to cut ‘red<br />

tape’, who benefits and who loses from<br />

these cuts?<br />

Look at Boeing in America where<br />

“cutting red tape” by the Trump<br />

administration benefited Boeing at the<br />

expense of 340 lives lost in two major<br />

plane crashes (and subsequent accidents<br />

by airline companies using<br />

Boeing aircrafts), or cutting red tape to<br />

the railroad industry saw a huge<br />

increase in railway accidents<br />

If our politicians want to introduce<br />

‘direct democracy’ into Alberta politics,<br />

they should also allow for<br />

referendums on the Alberta Pension<br />

Plan, the introduction of a provincial<br />

police force, subsidizing private<br />

schools and charter schools, the introduction<br />

of private health care,<br />

introduction of political parties into<br />

municipal elections, mining operations<br />

in the Canadian Rockies (eastern<br />

slopes), and on abandoned ‘orphan<br />

wells’.<br />

Maybe we should have a “royal commission”<br />

investigate the Heritage<br />

Trust Fund to see how it has been<br />

managed (or mismanaged) since its<br />

conception. In particular, how has it<br />

been managed over the past 10 years.<br />

Furthermore, how much has gone to<br />

non-public identities (energy companies;<br />

private schools; charter schools;<br />

tournaments, and loans and grants to<br />

private agencies, etc)?<br />

If our politicians talk about transparency<br />

and accountability, maybe<br />

they should practice what they preach.<br />

George Thatcher<br />

Olds. Alta.<br />

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Foundation of faith and the<br />

National Prayer Breakfast<br />

by Damien C. Kurek, M.P.<br />

(Battle River—Crowfoot)<br />

The Dominion of Canada denoted<br />

the dominion that God would have<br />

over the vast new nation of Canada, “A<br />

Mari Usque Ad Mare”—our national<br />

motto is the Latin translation of Psalm<br />

72:8 which translates to “from Sea to<br />

Sea.” “Glory to God in the<br />

highest, and on earth peace,<br />

goodwill to men”—Parliament<br />

Hill has Christian Symbols<br />

such as Luke 2:14 carved on<br />

the bell inside the Peace<br />

Tower.<br />

From early missionaries<br />

and country churches to grand<br />

cathedrals and national<br />

leaders, the legacy of faith has<br />

Kurek<br />

shaped much of our nation,<br />

and it continues to be a significant<br />

factor. It built the<br />

foundation for modern pluralism and<br />

democracy.<br />

Today, there are many debates about<br />

this history, because of many who<br />

haven’t always represented the Gospel<br />

well. However, in our increasingly<br />

divided country, I want to share one of<br />

the ways Christianity still brings<br />

people together in Canada.<br />

There has been an organized weekly<br />

Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast<br />

meeting for many decades. This<br />

weekly gathering of Parliamentarians<br />

is open to all MPs and Senators to<br />

study God’s word, pray for each other,<br />

and pray for our nation. This is a nonpartisan<br />

gathering, where we don’t<br />

share who does or doesn’t attend.<br />

For me, this plays an important role<br />

in my week representing you in our<br />

nation’s capital.<br />

An extension to this weekly gathering<br />

is the National Prayer Breakfast,<br />

a large-scale event often seeing as<br />

many as 1000 people gather together to<br />

pray for our country, this year, for the<br />

59th time!<br />

The National Prayer Breakfast<br />

invites Canadians from all backgrounds,<br />

including Members of<br />

Parliament, Senators, Canadian and<br />

international religious leaders, ambassadors,<br />

and business leaders.<br />

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The event’s mission is to gather in<br />

the Spirit of Jesus to pray for our<br />

nation. Along with the breakfast, there<br />

is a Leaders’ Dinner which is held the<br />

evening before, and a Young Leaders’<br />

Summit that welcomes young<br />

Christian leaders aged 18 to 30 who<br />

will join MPs, faith leaders, and others<br />

to explore how they can<br />

make a difference in our<br />

communities, in<br />

Parliament, and in our<br />

nation.<br />

This year’s Prayer<br />

Breakfast theme is “Bridge<br />

Over Troubled Waters,” and<br />

it will address important<br />

issues such as how to<br />

remain hopeful as we face<br />

challenges and what political<br />

leadership looks like as<br />

followers of Christ in a troubled<br />

world.<br />

As a Member of Parliament, one is<br />

tasked with representing constituents,<br />

addressing big political issues, and<br />

many other important duties.<br />

However, being a part of the<br />

Parliamentary Prayer Gathering and<br />

an organizing committee member for<br />

the National Prayer Breakfast is a constant<br />

reminder of how important my<br />

faith is to my role as an MP.<br />

This gathering also shows how the<br />

Christian faith still plays an important<br />

role in Canada. And it reminds me of<br />

the hope for the future of our nation,<br />

no matter how bleak the political situation<br />

can appear.<br />

Due to the interest of constituents,<br />

local churches, and faith leaders, as<br />

well as others who wonder about the<br />

history of events like the Prayer<br />

Breakfast, I believe that this was an<br />

important message to share in my biweekly<br />

news column.<br />

If you are curious to hear more<br />

about the National Prayer Breakfast,<br />

the associated events, and the weekly<br />

gathering, or if you would be interested<br />

in learning more about my<br />

colleague, MP Richard Bragdon, who<br />

chairs both the breakfast and leads the<br />

organizing committee, please feel free<br />

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<strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB April <strong>11</strong>'24 5<br />

BYEMOOR 4-H<br />

Feedlot and carcass workshop held<br />

by Tulsa Smith<br />

The Byemoor 4-H club<br />

kicked off the month of<br />

February with a general<br />

Land Use Order<br />

Cont’d from Pg 3<br />

To help support effective<br />

road maintenance work,<br />

Advisory Council recommended<br />

an online<br />

notification system be created<br />

for agricultural hauling<br />

which has 10 or more loads<br />

in a 24-hour period that uses<br />

the same route.<br />

Issues with coyote predation<br />

levels in parts of Special<br />

Areas was also discussed;<br />

direction was provided to<br />

create a coyote control<br />

policy for review later this<br />

year.<br />

Ongoing drought conditions<br />

in the province and<br />

related water conservation<br />

efforts were discussed<br />

including potential impacts<br />

to local water supplies.<br />

Reductions in planned<br />

allotments at community<br />

pastures were discussed,<br />

along with work to<br />

improve water security<br />

Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd.<br />

SUMMER HOURS<br />

Effective Wednesday, April 10 th , <strong>2024</strong><br />

The Castor, Coronation and Halkirk Transfer<br />

Stations Summer Hours of Operation will be:<br />

Wednesdays 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.<br />

Saturdays 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.<br />

If you don’t have an access card,<br />

they are available at the Halkirk<br />

Village Office, Town of Castor<br />

Office, County of Paintearth<br />

No. 18 Office and Coronation<br />

Transfer Station<br />

meeting on Feb. 7, <strong>2024</strong> at the<br />

Byemoor Drop-In Centre.<br />

The hot topic of the night<br />

was upcoming public<br />

and infrastructure.<br />

Land Use Order<br />

Work updating the Land<br />

Use Order was discussed,<br />

including the public hearing<br />

held on March 12.<br />

As a result of feedback<br />

received throughout the process,<br />

the draft Land Use<br />

Order document is being<br />

reviewed to ensure appropriate<br />

lot sizes and setbacks<br />

are in place.<br />

Administration and planning<br />

staff from Palliser<br />

Regional Municipal Services<br />

will complete this review<br />

and provide a report back to<br />

the Board on recommended<br />

changes ahead of second<br />

reading.<br />

The focus on controlling<br />

costs was a consistent priority<br />

for the group, as well<br />

as ensuring sustainable requisitions<br />

levels for<br />

municipalities in the region.<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 />

Reeve Barb Shepherd (Div. 3) | Dep. Reeve John Ireland (Div. 1)<br />

April 17 | 7 - 9PM<br />

Haynes Hall (39002 Rge. Rd 24-3, Haynes, AB)<br />

Reeve Barb Shepherd (Div. 3) | Dep. Reeve John Ireland (Div. 1)<br />

Brenda Knight (Div. 2) | Dwayne West (Div. 4) | Ken Weenink (Div. 5)<br />

April 19 (2-8 PM) & April 20 (10AM - 4 PM)<br />

Lacombe & District Trade Show (Gary Moe Sportsplex)<br />

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

April 23 | 7 - 9PM<br />

Rainy Creek Remote Shop (Rainy Creek Road, near Rge. Rd. 3-0)<br />

speaking. Following the<br />

meeting, everyone practised<br />

impromptus.<br />

Our public speaking was held<br />

at the Endiang hall on Feb. <strong>11</strong>.<br />

Kids with speeches and presentations<br />

participated.<br />

In the month of March,<br />

District and Regional public<br />

communications were held<br />

throughout the East Central<br />

Region. Several of our members<br />

placed in both District and<br />

Regional levels.<br />

Members had the option to<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 />

<strong>11</strong>83MC;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;<strong>11</strong><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 />

752<strong>11</strong>05;;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 />

travel to Vermilion on March 8<br />

where the Provincial Multi-<br />

Species Judging competition<br />

was held. Several of our members<br />

participated and reported a<br />

great day of learning and fun.<br />

Another general meeting was<br />

held March <strong>11</strong>, which was followed<br />

by a feedlot and carcass<br />

workshop. Our club used the<br />

model carcass from Friends of<br />

Canadian Simmental for this<br />

workshop, which we comically<br />

attempted to put together<br />

ourselves.<br />

PUBLIC HEARING PURPOSE:<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 />

We also had a presentation<br />

explaining the meat cuts and<br />

corresponding carcass parts. It<br />

was a great learning opportunity<br />

and very interesting to see<br />

where all the delicious cuts of<br />

meat come from.<br />

Our club will be having our<br />

Mock Achievement Day in<br />

Byemoor on April 21 at 10 am at<br />

the arena where everyone could<br />

have a sneak peak of our projects.<br />

We have several fun and<br />

educational activities planned<br />

for the day.<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 />

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

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Resumes and salary expectation may be submitted by<br />

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<strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB April <strong>11</strong>'24 7<br />

<br />

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

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

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OBITUARIES<br />

Agricultural way of life was central to his life<br />

Kenneth John Long<br />

Dec. <strong>11</strong>, 1957 to March 6, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Kenneth John Long was born to Ivan<br />

and Mary Long in Drumheller, Alta.<br />

on Dec. <strong>11</strong>, 1957 and raised on the<br />

family farm north of Delia. Ken graduated<br />

from Delia High School in<br />

1976 and then took a trip in 1987<br />

to Australia as part of a farm<br />

work experience exchange. He<br />

truly enjoyed the trip and the<br />

different operations that he was<br />

employed at.<br />

The agricultural way of life<br />

was central to Ken for much of<br />

his life. Ken was a member of the<br />

Delia Ag Society and his pastimes<br />

included fishing, camping Long<br />

and playing cards at Luke’s Café<br />

and his Aunt Elsie’s.<br />

Upon the move off the farm acreage<br />

in 2005, a house was purchased in<br />

Delia, where he lived with his mother.<br />

Ken was employed as a truck driver<br />

with various companies in central<br />

Alberta.<br />

In 2017, Ken travelled to Italy for a<br />

family reunion held in<br />

Fossacesia, Chieti, the<br />

hometown of his maternal<br />

grandparents, joining<br />

family from Canada, U.S.,<br />

Chile and Italy. Travels<br />

began with celebrations<br />

and touring the area and<br />

continued on to Venice<br />

and Rome.<br />

In 2019, following the<br />

sale of the house in Delia,<br />

Ken moved to a senior’s<br />

residence in Strathmore,<br />

Alta. and then Chestermere, Alta.<br />

Ken passed away on Wed. March 6,<br />

<strong>2024</strong> at the Foothills Hospital.<br />

He is survived by his sisters, Kay<br />

Richards (Doug) and Patty Blocksom<br />

(Terry), as well as numerous nieces<br />

and nephews, along with cousins<br />

throughout Canada, U.S. and Italy.<br />

Ken was predeceased by his brother<br />

Jim and sister Elsie Littlejohns as well<br />

as his parents, Ivan and Mary.<br />

The family would like to thank the<br />

staff at the Foothills Hospital for their<br />

care during his brief illness.<br />

There will be a celebration of life<br />

with an interment at the Delia<br />

Cemetery on Sat. April 20 at 10:30 a.m.,<br />

followed by lunch at 12 p.m. in the<br />

Delia Hall.<br />

Donations can be made to the Senior<br />

Centre in Delia, Box 151, Delia, AB T0J<br />

0W0.<br />

Together again - family meant the most<br />

Stephen Bert McGougan<br />

July 16, 1935 - March 21, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Marlene Lorraine McGougan<br />

Sept. 27, 1944 - March 17, 2016<br />

Steve was born to Albert and Lilly<br />

McGougan on July 16, 1935, and passed<br />

peacefully in his sleep on March 21,<br />

<strong>2024</strong>.<br />

He was raised on the family farm<br />

near Trochu, Alta.<br />

The youngest of seven siblings, he<br />

seemed to be the prankster of the<br />

family. He had convinced his one sister<br />

that dessert should always be eaten<br />

before the main meal.<br />

Dad had many stories of growing up<br />

on the farm, from<br />

raising his coyote<br />

pup to always<br />

having to push his<br />

old gray mare up<br />

hill both ways to<br />

school.<br />

After school, he<br />

went on to drive<br />

truck for a few<br />

years, which took<br />

him to Toronto<br />

McGougan<br />

and parts of Alberta. When he wasn’t<br />

driving truck, you could find him<br />

hanging out with friends at the chuckwagon<br />

races, curling or whatever other<br />

trouble he could find. He had quite the<br />

stories from those days.<br />

He eventually settled in Irricana,<br />

Alta. as a grain buyer for Alberta<br />

Wheat Pool, and this is where their<br />

story began. Marlene was in town at<br />

the time, and dad had hired her to<br />

paint the interior of his house. She<br />

decided that the smoke covered walls<br />

needed a good washing before they<br />

could even be painted, then after<br />

washing realized that they didn’t need<br />

painting after all.<br />

During this time they got to know<br />

each other a little more, and he finally<br />

decided to take her on their first date to<br />

the Elks Club in Drumheller for<br />

supper. Not knowing her last name, he<br />

had put her down as his wife for the<br />

tickets. She won the door prize and he<br />

had to come clean. It must have been a<br />

sign and guess deep down he had<br />

known he had<br />

met his soul<br />

mate. They eventually<br />

married on<br />

Dec 3, 1970.<br />

They continued<br />

to reside in<br />

Irricana, rarely<br />

ever apart. Dad<br />

always came<br />

home for coffee<br />

breaks during the<br />

day.<br />

They took great<br />

pride raising<br />

their three boys,<br />

Clayton, Derrick<br />

and Kyle. Dad<br />

coached the boy’s baseball teams and<br />

would take the boys shooting<br />

regularly.<br />

Family meant the most to them, and<br />

if they weren’t camping with family on<br />

weekends, their tiny home was always<br />

filled with family. There have been so<br />

many great stories and memories told<br />

over the years of the time spent<br />

together and all the fun they had.<br />

The boys all married and mom and<br />

dad had always said they gained three<br />

daughters. Once grandchildren<br />

arrived, they were the light of their life,<br />

and were always the first call to babysit<br />

and help out whenever they could.<br />

Dad retired from the<br />

Alberta Wheat Pool in<br />

1995. They moved to<br />

Airdrie, Alta. and<br />

enjoyed going to the<br />

mall for coffee and<br />

visits with friends.<br />

Mom’s kind nature<br />

and warm smile<br />

seemed to draw<br />

everyone to her,<br />

allowing them to<br />

always have someone to visit with.<br />

When they weren’t visiting, you could<br />

find them walking the mall together,<br />

always enjoying each other’s company.<br />

They decided to move to Drumheller,<br />

Alta. in 2014. They lived in the manor<br />

and made many new friends.<br />

Unfortunately, Mom was diagnosed<br />

with pancreatic cancer and after a<br />

short and courageous battle passed<br />

away on March 17, 2016; St. Patrick’s<br />

Day. This had always been one of their<br />

favourite days of the year as they<br />

would always have some sort of celebration<br />

together.<br />

After Mom’s passing, Dad moved<br />

into Sunshine Lodge. He seemed to<br />

really enjoy it there and you could<br />

always find him taking part in the<br />

activities.<br />

He loved playing crib and would<br />

quite often be seen playing crib with<br />

some of the others or finding new<br />

friendships at some of the tournaments<br />

he would attend.<br />

Dad also really enjoyed going for<br />

drives and counting the deer.<br />

He then moved into Continuing Care<br />

at the Drumheller<br />

hospital. He was<br />

such a gentle soul<br />

and the staff all<br />

seemed to enjoy<br />

their time with<br />

him.<br />

Much loved by<br />

their sons<br />

Clayton (Josee)<br />

McGougan,<br />

Derrick (Tracy)<br />

McGougan and<br />

Kyle (Kim)<br />

McGougan, five<br />

grandchildren<br />

Derrick<br />

(Geneviéve),<br />

Lauren (Jesse),<br />

Kayla (Nick),<br />

Grady and<br />

Marlee, and one<br />

great-grandson<br />

Kyle.<br />

As per mom<br />

and dad’s request,<br />

there will be no<br />

service. A private<br />

family gathering<br />

will take place at<br />

a later time.<br />

Rob Munchinsky 403-443-1651<br />

Curtis Wideman 403-506-5500<br />

Courtney-Winters’s Funeral Home<br />

entrusted with the care and funeral<br />

arrangements, 403-823-2666.<br />

Thank You<br />

Wade, Tracey and Evan are<br />

overwhelmed by the kindness given<br />

to us from our communities. Thank<br />

you to everyone who brought food,<br />

flowers, donated money to renovate<br />

our house, donations to the Canine<br />

Love Dog Rescue Society, donated<br />

the cost of Quinten’s obituary in the<br />

newspapers and the flowers for the<br />

service.<br />

We are truly grateful for the love<br />

shown for Quinten and our family.<br />

We don’t know how to thank<br />

everyone enough. Thank you from<br />

the bottom of our hearts.<br />

Love Wade, Tracey & Evan Golby<br />

Redford “Red” Peeples<br />

October 2, 1933 – March 27, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Redford “Red” Peeples peacefully passed away at the age<br />

of 90. He is s survived by his wife Noreen; daughters<br />

Crystal Selk, Angela Sosnowski, Juliette (Brent)<br />

Rosiechuk and Anita Merritt; grandchildren Darius<br />

(Beth) Selk, Scott Sosnowski and Gina Sosnowski; great<br />

grandchildren Havana Selk and Carson Selk.<br />

A celebration of Red’s life will be held in May. Date to be<br />

announced in the coming weeks.<br />

Memorial donations may be made to Home Support<br />

Stettler and District Association, Box 2097, Stettler, AB<br />

T0C 2L0 or a charity of your choice.<br />

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude<br />

and deep appreciation for the Stettler Ambulance and<br />

Hospital teams.<br />

Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium are entrusted with<br />

the care and funeral arrangements. For further information<br />

please contact 403-742-3422. To send condolences to the<br />

family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com<br />

Serving<br />

Central Alberta<br />

Office: 201 33 St. St. S. S.<br />

Three Hills<br />

NOTICE OF NOMINATION DAY<br />

Local Authorities Election Act<br />

(Section 26)<br />

LOCAL JURISDICTION: Village of Donalda, PROVINCE OF ALBERTA<br />

Notice is hereby given that Nomination Day is April 24, <strong>2024</strong> and that nominations<br />

for the election of candidates for the following offices will be received at the<br />

location of the local jurisdiction office set out below within the period beginning<br />

on March 29, <strong>2024</strong> and ending at 12:00 noon on Nomination Day.<br />

OFFICE(S) NUMBER OF VACANCIES Ward or Electoral Division<br />

Number (If Applicable)<br />

Councillor 3<br />

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office:<br />

Village of Donalda<br />

5001 Main Street, Donalda, AB<br />

Hydrovacs<br />

DJ<br />

Stone Slinger<br />

<br />

Backhoes<br />

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Dated at the Village of Donalda in the Province of Alberta<br />

this 29th day of March, <strong>2024</strong><br />

DJ DIRECTIONAL<br />

DRILLING LTD<br />

Kevin Bridges<br />

Returning Officer


8 A pril <strong>11</strong>'24 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. <strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW<br />

<br />

OBITUARY<br />

Family life never boring<br />

in Nelner household<br />

Lyla Ruth Nelner (nee McDonald)<br />

Nov. 21, 1953 ~ Apr. 6, <strong>2024</strong><br />

It is with profound sadness that we<br />

announce the passing of our beloved<br />

wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother,<br />

sister, auntie and friend<br />

Lyla Ruth Nelner (nee McDonald) in<br />

Hanna, Alta. on April 6, <strong>2024</strong><br />

at the age of 70 years peacefully<br />

surrounded by her<br />

family.<br />

Lyla is survived by her<br />

loving husband of over 50<br />

years Larry Nelner, her children<br />

Blaine and Heather<br />

Nelner, Cameron and Monica<br />

Nelner, Darren and Bobbie<br />

Nelner, Tim and Elizabeth<br />

Nelner and Tracy and Ricky Nelner<br />

Boyce.<br />

She is also survived by her<br />

grandchildren Everett (Jacey) Reed,<br />

Spencer (Shaelynn) Reed, Austin and<br />

Lincoln Nelner, Adelyn and Aubryn<br />

Nelner, Ashton, Emily and Chayse<br />

Nelner, Zane and Kenzie Nelner, Ellie<br />

Boyce, and great-grandchildren Raelee<br />

and Dalton Reed.<br />

Also her sister Linda (Barry)<br />

Caskey, brother Larry (Laura)<br />

McDonald and brother Dean (Cheryl)<br />

McDonald, brother-in-law Lonny<br />

(Cindy) Nelner, brother-in-law Garry<br />

Nelner, sister-in-law Laurie Little as<br />

well as many precious nieces and<br />

nephews will also miss her.<br />

Lyla was predeceased by her parents<br />

Jack and Jean McDonald and her<br />

mother and father-in-law Olga and Ed<br />

Marquart as well as numerous aunts<br />

and uncles.<br />

Lyla was born in Hanna, Alta. on<br />

Nov. 21, 1953. The second of four children,<br />

Lyla was raised on the family<br />

farm in the Handhills. She attended<br />

Elmer School until Grade 9 and then<br />

finished her high school in Hanna.<br />

She attended the Secretarial Arts<br />

Program at Olds College and returned<br />

home to Hanna to work at the Royal<br />

Bank. At a friend’s wedding dance on<br />

July 24, 1971 Lyla met the love of her<br />

life. She thought ‘he was a little short<br />

for her taste but all the rich farmers<br />

were already taken’.<br />

Larry and Lyla were married on<br />

Aug. 4, 1973 at the United Church in<br />

Hanna. They settled on the Nelner<br />

family farm west of Hanna and began<br />

their life together.<br />

Larry learned early on that if he was<br />

going to be dealing with cattle, it was a<br />

solo mission. Lyla was convinced to<br />

follow Larry into the pen with the<br />

“quiet” bull that promptly chased her<br />

up a fence and that was the end of her<br />

helping with the cows.<br />

Larry got talked into a solution to<br />

that problem and in June of 1977, the<br />

first farm hand, Blaine was born.<br />

Blaine wasn’t overly helpful to begin<br />

with, so they<br />

added to the team<br />

with Cameron in<br />

1980, Darren in<br />

1984, Tim in 1987<br />

and Tracy 1988.<br />

Family life was<br />

never boring in<br />

the Nelner household.<br />

Lyla spent<br />

many hours<br />

baking bread and<br />

cookies and<br />

cooking delicious<br />

meals for her<br />

family, canning,<br />

tending her<br />

garden and later<br />

her turkeys and<br />

chickens.<br />

Many hours<br />

were spent<br />

hemming and patching pants, but<br />

everyone stayed clear when she was<br />

dealing with zippers.<br />

She enjoyed reading books with a<br />

cup of tea in the evenings and Lyla was<br />

passionate about shopping for the perfect<br />

gift for her loved ones.<br />

Sports played a huge part<br />

in raising her family and<br />

many miles were put on the<br />

big red and white van chauffeuring<br />

kids to hockey and<br />

baseball games and curling<br />

matches. As her children<br />

got older, she took up taking<br />

care of her nephews in her<br />

home and then started a job<br />

at the Super A grocery store<br />

in Hanna.<br />

If you ever shopped at<br />

Super A and ran into Lyla,<br />

you’d best have a few minutes for a<br />

visit.<br />

When the grandma role was presented<br />

to Lyla, she accepted it with<br />

open arms and excelled. She was<br />

incredibly kind and loving to every<br />

single grandchild and always had a<br />

twinkle in her eye and a giggle when<br />

they challenged their parents. The<br />

pantry was always stocked with their<br />

favourite treats and she cherished<br />

every moment she got to spend with<br />

them.<br />

We were very fortunate to be able to<br />

celebrate the special milestone of<br />

Larry and Lyla’s 50th wedding anniversary<br />

in August of 2023. The deep<br />

and abiding love they have continuously<br />

shown each other over the years<br />

has served as a remarkable example<br />

for their children and grandchildren to<br />

follow.<br />

Lyla was diagnosed with dementia<br />

in January of 2021. Although it eventually<br />

affected her ability to walk and<br />

speak, she never missed a beat and<br />

always remembered a face. Larry took<br />

on the caregiver role and together they<br />

still made every effort to attend grandchildren’s<br />

games, concerts, weddings<br />

and special events.<br />

Lyla could still be seen giving kids<br />

rides on her walker and landing kisses<br />

on any little face that got close enough.<br />

That beautiful smile lit up her face<br />

whenever she saw one of her loved<br />

ones and will be remembered and<br />

deeply missed by all who loved her.<br />

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lyla’s<br />

name can be made to the Alzheimer’s<br />

Society of Alberta and Northwest<br />

Territories or the organization of your<br />

choice.<br />

A celebration of Lyla’s life will be<br />

held on Mon. April 15, <strong>2024</strong>, 2 p.m. at<br />

the Hand Hills Lake Club.<br />

Hanna Funeral Services has been<br />

entrusted with the care and arrangements,<br />

403-854-5956, www.<br />

hannafuneral.ca.<br />

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AGRICULTURE<br />

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 />

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 />

• <strong>11</strong>50 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 />

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 />

makes no warranties or guarantees as to the life<br />

expectancy of this material.<br />

Harvesting<br />

• New Holland <strong>11</strong>6-14 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 <strong>11</strong>AM<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 />

2013 RAM 3500 188,000 km 1995 CASE 7220 W/ Ezee Loader<br />

HAYBUSTER 2650 New Condition<br />

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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<strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB April <strong>11</strong>'24 9<br />

BREEDERS’ SECTION<br />

STETTLER DISTRICT 4-H<br />

Public speaking competition winners<br />

by Amanda Haustein ,<br />

District president<br />

Stettler District 4-H Public<br />

Speaking event was held on March 14,<br />

<strong>2024</strong> at the Wm.E.Hay School in<br />

Stettler.<br />

The top two speakers from each<br />

club advanced to be able to participate<br />

in the District competition.<br />

Junior speakers were Wade Rausch<br />

and Tulsa Smith (Byemoor Beef);<br />

Charlie Rowledge and Bennett<br />

Rowledge (Erskine Beef); Easton<br />

Walstrom and Kyle Charles (Big<br />

Knife Beef); and Nash Sorensen and<br />

Joanne Nemetz (Big Valley Beef).<br />

Intermediate speakers were Alerie<br />

Sorensen and Kesler Watts (Byemoor<br />

Beef); Branson Chapman and Luke<br />

Henderson (Erskine Beef); Kate<br />

Chapman and Maysa Hankins (Silver<br />

Stars); Hayley Walgenbach and Ethan<br />

McPhee (Big Knife Beef); Gracie<br />

Pybus and Miley Pybus (Big Valley<br />

Beef).<br />

Senior speakers were Shaylee Hunt<br />

(East Central Rustlers); Jayden<br />

Charles (Big Knife Beef); Peyton Lyke<br />

and Sam McNeill (Big Valley Beef);<br />

Jayna Weatherly and Megan Schrijver<br />

(Silver Stars).<br />

Junior judges were Mackenzie<br />

Hankins, Sherri Morrison, Brydelle<br />

Wardley, Chris Simeniuk, Christa<br />

Cornelson, Cally Strandquist and the<br />

room judge was April Aspden.<br />

Intermediate judges were Laurel<br />

Pole, Tana Nixon, Edith Jones, Darren<br />

Arbeau, Jacob Stynsky and Dawn<br />

Fryer with Melody Swaren as the<br />

room judge.<br />

Senior Judges were James Nibourg,<br />

Junae Arnfinson, Leah Simenuik,<br />

Faith Shuckburgh, Chris Raab and<br />

Rhonda Maginn with Lona Benjamin<br />

as the room judge.<br />

The emcees for each of the rooms<br />

were Brooklynn Smith, Denver Shaw<br />

and Aryann Haustein.<br />

The top two speakers in each category<br />

advanced to represent the East<br />

Central District at Regional Public<br />

Speaking, March 24 in Morrin, Alta.<br />

District<br />

winners<br />

District Junior<br />

winners were: 1st<br />

- Tulsa Smith<br />

(Byemoor Beef),<br />

2nd- Nash<br />

Sorensen (Big<br />

Valley Beef), 3rd-<br />

Kyle Charles (Big<br />

Knife Beef).<br />

District<br />

Intermediate<br />

winners were: 1st<br />

- Ethan McPhee<br />

(Big Knife Beef),<br />

2nd - Alerie<br />

Sorensen<br />

(Byemoor Beef),<br />

3rd - Gracie<br />

Pybus (Big Valley<br />

Beef).<br />

District Senior<br />

winners were: 1st<br />

- Peyton Lyke<br />

(Big Valley Beef),<br />

2nd - Sam<br />

McNeill (Big<br />

Valley Beef), 3rd -<br />

Shaylee Hunt<br />

(East Central<br />

Rustlers).<br />

Presentation<br />

competition<br />

The Stettler 4-H District<br />

held their annual presentation<br />

competition on March 6,<br />

<strong>2024</strong> at the Wm.E.Hay<br />

School in Stettler with<br />

judges Kelly Thompson,<br />

Geri Slemp, Guy Neitz,<br />

Celine Rajewski, Chelsey<br />

Murat, and Chelsea<br />

Damberger..<br />

Junior presenters were<br />

Cole Charbonneau and<br />

Brielle Sorensen both from<br />

the Byemoor 4-H Beef Club.<br />

Intermediate presenters<br />

were Kesler Watts (Silver<br />

Stars), Rylee Charbonneau<br />

and Colter Buchwitz<br />

(Byemoor Beef), Dryton<br />

Haustein (Erskine Beef) and<br />

Desmond Fahey (Big Valley<br />

Beef).<br />

Senior presenters were<br />

Haylee Weatherly and Kayl<br />

Hankins (Silver Stars) and<br />

Aryann Haustein (Erskine<br />

Beef).<br />

The top two presenters in<br />

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Presentation competition in<br />

Lougheed, Alta. on March<br />

23.<br />

The winners were:<br />

Juniors:1st - Brielle<br />

Sorensen (Byemoor Beef),<br />

2nd - Cole Charbonneau<br />

(Byemoor Beef).<br />

Intermediates: 1st -<br />

Dryton Haustein (Erskine<br />

Beef), 2nd - Rylee<br />

Charbonneau (Byemoor<br />

Beef).<br />

Seniors: 1st - Aryann<br />

Haustein (Erskine Beef),<br />

2nd - Kayl Hankins (Silver<br />

Stars).<br />

Provincial<br />

competition<br />

Aryann Haustein placed<br />

second at the Regional competition<br />

advancing to<br />

represent the Erskine Beef<br />

Club, the Stettler District<br />

and the East Central Region<br />

at the Provincial<br />

Competition in Olds, Alta.<br />

on April 6.<br />

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Presenters at the Stettler 4-H District competition on March 6, <strong>2024</strong><br />

included, from the left, back row: Desmond Fahey, Haylee Weatherly,<br />

Kayl Hankins and Rylee Charbonneau; middle row: Kesler Watts,<br />

Dryton Haustein, Aryann Haustein and Cole Charbonneau and in<br />

front, Brielle Sorensen. <br />

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


10 A pril <strong>11</strong>'24 HANNA/CORONATION/STETTLER, AB. <strong>ECA</strong> REVIEW<br />

<br />

BREEDERS’<br />

STETTLER COUNTY COUNCIL<br />

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

Submitted<br />

Now<br />

Stocking! Now<br />

Council hears nearby river basins<br />

not as bad as in southern Alberta<br />

Stu Salkeld<br />

Local Journalism<br />

Initiative reporter<br />

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

The County of Stettler<br />

Agriculture Service<br />

Board (ASB) heard<br />

reports that regional<br />

sources of water don’t<br />

appear to be in as bad a<br />

shape as southern<br />

Alberta. The reports<br />

were made at the March<br />

26 regular ASB meeting.<br />

The ASB is comprised<br />

of members of county<br />

council and chaired by<br />

Coun. Les Stulberg.<br />

On their regular<br />

agenda was an item for<br />

board members called<br />

“drought report,” which<br />

was presented by<br />

Manager of Agriculture<br />

Operations Quentin<br />

Beaumont and Assistant<br />

Manager of Agriculture<br />

Operations Farrah<br />

Fischer.<br />

Beaumont described<br />

recent government meetings<br />

he’d attended and it<br />

seems pretty clear that,<br />

with the threat of<br />

drought looming in the<br />

spring and summer of<br />

<strong>2024</strong>, municipalities will<br />

play a big role in water<br />

conservation, especially<br />

through water shortage<br />

response plans.<br />

Beaumont noted that<br />

Alberta’s water shortage<br />

management response<br />

plan is currently at level<br />

four out of five and 51<br />

water shortage advisories<br />

are in place across<br />

the province.<br />

Some positive news<br />

though was that<br />

the Red Deer<br />

River basin<br />

doesn’t appear to<br />

be in as bad a<br />

shape as basins<br />

in southern<br />

Alberta.<br />

“(Red Deer<br />

River basin) forecasted<br />

flow<br />

volumes expected<br />

to be slightly<br />

below average to<br />

average,” stated<br />

Beaumont’s report to the<br />

board.<br />

“Dickson Dam forecast<br />

increased by one per cent<br />

versus February forecast.<br />

Outlook for Red<br />

Deer River at Red Deer is<br />

unchanged.”<br />

He also noted two<br />

March snow pack tests<br />

showed average levels.<br />

Board member Justin<br />

Stevens stated he also<br />

heard that snowpack<br />

levels in the mountains<br />

had improved due to<br />

recent snowfall.<br />

However, flow measurements<br />

on the Red<br />

Deer River seemed below<br />

average.<br />

“On Feb. 26, the flow<br />

was measured (at Burnt<br />

Timber Creek) to be 4.35<br />

mÑ/s, the fourth lowest<br />

winter measurement in<br />

the past 15 years,” stated<br />

the agenda report.<br />

“On March 5, the flow<br />

(at Drumheller) was<br />

measured to be 15.9<br />

mÑ/s, the third lowest<br />

March measurement in<br />

the last 25 years.”<br />

Beaumont stated<br />

Gleniffer Reservoir<br />

(Dickson Dam) storage<br />

appears to be down<br />

somewhat:<br />

“Current storage is 50<br />

per cent on March 6 and<br />

down to 45 per cent on<br />

March 18. Normal for<br />

this time of year is<br />

between 53 and 64 per<br />

cent.”<br />

Provincial view<br />

The ASB also hosted<br />

Brandon Leask of<br />

Alberta Environment at<br />

their meeting to discuss<br />

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Fence Posts<br />

drought issues and water stated board<br />

conservation.<br />

members<br />

Tree Steel Wire<br />

Posts<br />

Island Barb<br />

Barb Fence Po<br />

Tree Island Steel Fence Barb<br />

Tree<br />

Wire<br />

Island<br />

Fence<br />

Steel<br />

Posts<br />

Leask began his presentation<br />

by Posts<br />

discussing<br />

Barb Fence<br />

Tree<br />

recently<br />

Island<br />

attended<br />

Steel Wire<br />

Best<br />

a meeting in<br />

the Water Pricing<br />

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Act<br />

Pricing<br />

(WA) and Lethbridge Around!<br />

how it governs water in they saw Around!<br />

no mention<br />

of<br />

Alberta.<br />

Pricing<br />

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drought or<br />

Leask noted some water conserva-<br />

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activities require<br />

tion, even in the<br />

approval under the WA, hotel they stayed<br />

while some including in.<br />

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require a<br />

Board members<br />

accepted<br />

license. He<br />

Best Pricing Around! Best<br />

noted licenses<br />

are prioritized<br />

Pricing A<br />

to Reserve<br />

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740-1430<br />

both Call Now reports for<br />

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that Reserve Yours! (403) 740-1430<br />

being older Call licenses information.<br />

to Now<br />

Yours! Reserve to Now Call have priority over those<br />

740-1430<br />

(403)<br />

not so old.<br />

He stated that such a<br />

system may be difficult<br />

to enforce water restrictions<br />

in a drought, but<br />

Alberta Environment is<br />

encouraging water conservation<br />

all over the<br />

province; he added low<br />

moisture levels exist all<br />

over Alberta, not just the<br />

southern third.<br />

“We’ve never seen anything<br />

like this before,”<br />

said Leask. He noted he<br />

regularly hears reports<br />

of historically low river<br />

and water body levels<br />

being recorded.<br />

During discussion<br />

board members mentioned<br />

the Red Deer<br />

River user group and<br />

other municipalities like<br />

the Special Areas and<br />

M.D. of Acadia are<br />

looking at irrigation<br />

projects.<br />

It was suggested giving<br />

priority to older licenses<br />

may not be the best<br />

system, but Leask noted<br />

that’s for the Legislature<br />

to handle.<br />

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

BREEDERS’ SECTION<br />

<br />

County wants reason for $156 million error<br />

Stu Salkeld<br />

pinpoint the cause.” “I think allocation of $266.28 was to caused many people to leave Councillors unanimously<br />

Local Journalism Initiative reporter that as a council we should be added to our <strong>2024</strong><br />

seniors homes and many passed two resolutions that<br />

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

be requesting of Municipal requisition.<br />

didn’t return. Many KHC Kneehill County provide<br />

Affairs a more complete “In March KHC<br />

facilities run at 100 per cent “full mitigation” for these<br />

Kneehill County council may use a accounting for why they addressed municipalities, occupancy but not the one in requisition hikes which the<br />

special reserve fund set aside for a made this mistake,” said the signalling a notable uptick Three Hills.<br />

CAO noted will be reflected<br />

rainy day to offset unexpectedly large reeve.<br />

in the requisition amount During discussion councillors<br />

when staff bring the <strong>2024</strong><br />

requisition hikes from other agencies, “For him just to say, ‘I for the year. They cited various<br />

agreed they didn’t mill rate bylaw to a future<br />

including what was described as a $156 can’t pinpoint the cause of<br />

challenges, including want to pass all these costs meeting.<br />

million mistake by the Government of this error,’ I’m sorry, that’s the impact of carbon tax, directly onto the ratepayer’s Councillors also unanimously<br />

Alberta. The resolutions to pay the not acceptable. That’s a escalating food and utility tax bills. Reeve King suggested<br />

passed a resolution<br />

requisition hikes were passed at the pretty big mistake.”<br />

costs, and pressing maintenance<br />

using money from directing staff to get an<br />

March 26 regular meeting of council. Von Mirbach responded<br />

issues arising from the Revenue Stabilization explanation from Municipal<br />

Councillors heard a report about “That’s a very big mistake.” the lodge’s original construction<br />

Fund, which he noted coun-<br />

Affairs for the $156 million<br />

two unexpectedly large requisition County Chief<br />

in 1960.<br />

cillors created for<br />

error.<br />

bills from Financial Planning<br />

Administrative Officer “In 2023 the requisition unforeseen circumstances.<br />

Coordinator Marika von Mirbach, (CAO) Mike Haugen added, for Kneehill Housing was<br />

provincial government that also<br />

increased to $303,371.<br />

appeared to involve a $156 million<br />

error by the Ministry of<br />

$220,024, or 263 per cent,<br />

“For him just to say, This represents a<br />

who noted one was increased education<br />

tax billing from the<br />

tion amount has “We’re left trying to fix $83,347. For <strong>2024</strong> the requisi-<br />

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Kneehill Housing Corporation<br />

of this error,’ I’m sorry,<br />

increase is a one-time<br />

(KHC).<br />

payment, and it is anticipated<br />

that in future<br />

Readers should note both of<br />

that’s not acceptable.<br />

these items are requisitions,<br />

years the requisition will<br />

which are essentially taxes sent<br />

be in line with the <strong>2024</strong><br />

to Kneehill County residents<br />

That’s a pretty big<br />

amount.”<br />

through the municipality;<br />

Reeve King agreed the<br />

Kneehill County has no mistake.”<br />

hike was substantial.<br />

authority over requisitions and<br />

- REEVE KEN KING<br />

“That is significantly<br />

is obligated to collect them.<br />

over what we have been<br />

“The Alberta School Fund<br />

seeing in the past,” said<br />

collects a requisition through<br />

the reeve. Von Mirbach<br />

municipal taxes to provide Alberta’s somebody else’s error.” responded, “Yes.” She<br />

education system with a sustainable The second requisition, echoed the requisition isn’t<br />

source of revenue to facilitate educational<br />

the annual billing due to expected to drop back to<br />

programs for schools across the KHC, also included a large pre-2023 levels.<br />

province,” stated von Mirbach’s hike due to many factors, Coun. Carrie Fobes stated<br />

report.<br />

including the carbon tax that KHC was hoping for<br />

“The requisition is calculated based and inflation.<br />

certain government<br />

on a set mill rate and allocated based “On July 25, 2023, KHC funding which never materialized<br />

on equalized assessment.<br />

informed the county that<br />

while the<br />

“Annually, Kneehill County submits the requisitions sent out in organization has paid about<br />

the equalized assessment report to the 2023 had a slight error calculation,<br />

$90,000 in carbon tax in two<br />

province, which utilizes this assessment<br />

which resulted in years; Fobes added she<br />

to determine the education some municipalities overpaying<br />

asked KHC to appear as a<br />

requisition portion of the tax bill.<br />

and some<br />

delegation to council soon.<br />

Each year the Alberta School Fund underpaying,” stated von Coun. Debbie Penner<br />

issues a statement of intent which the Mirbach’s report. “At that stated she’d like to talk to<br />

county uses to Saturday, set the tax levy February rate 17th, time, <strong>2024</strong>, Kneehill at the Housing farm, Stettler, KHC AB in person. “This is<br />

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agreed the hike was large,<br />

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“The 2023 Statement of Intent indicated<br />

the county was required to<br />

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Trevor Eliott, Policy Advisor for<br />

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the cause of this system error, which<br />

led to an understatement in the<br />

intended withdrawal which totalled<br />

$5,229,893. Consequently, the county<br />

under-levied $640,286 as compared to<br />

what was collected by the Alberta<br />

School Fund.<br />

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required to requisition the 2023 underlevy<br />

of $640,286 in addition to the<br />

amount that will be listed on the <strong>2024</strong><br />

statement of intent.<br />

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Stu Salkeld<br />

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

Kneehill County council passed first<br />

reading of bylaws needed to re-zone<br />

land for a new landfill. The first readings<br />

were passed at the March 26<br />

regular meeting of council.<br />

Manager of Planning and<br />

Development Barb Hazelton presented<br />

two bylaws that would re-zone two<br />

agricultural parcels to “direct control”<br />

zone to allow the development of a<br />

landfill; Hazelton explained these are<br />

amendments to Kneehill County’s<br />

Land Use Bylaw (LUB).<br />

“Waste Connection of Canada Inc.<br />

(WCC) proposes to develop a class II<br />

integrated waste management facility<br />

(IWMF) in Kneehill County,” stated<br />

Hazelton’s report to council.<br />

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and is a non-hazardous landfill facility<br />

that specializes in the collection, transportation,<br />

processing, recycling,<br />

treatment and disposal of various<br />

types of waste generated by businesses,<br />

industry, commercial,<br />

institutional and agricultural operations<br />

and residential communities.<br />

“The total IWMF site is about 536.86<br />

acres (about 217.23 ha) and is situated<br />

in section 2-029-24-W4M north of Twp<br />

Road 29-0 and east of RR 24-2.<br />

“The majority of this section falls<br />

under the agriculture district.<br />

However, a portion of the NW 2-029<br />

24-W4 has been designated local rural<br />

commercial district.<br />

“To facilitate this development, WCC<br />

is seeking to re-designate the subject 23 at the Kneehill County office.<br />

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described as west of Hwy. #21 and<br />

southwest of Carbon, Alta.<br />

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Hazelton pointed out several times<br />

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of property, not the When asked if the<br />

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remain DC, Hazelton said its up<br />

to the property owner as it could also<br />

revert back to agriculture if desired.<br />

Reeve Ken King summarized rezoning<br />

is the first step in a lengthy<br />

landfill approval process. Hazelton<br />

responded, “Yes, it will be quite<br />

lengthy.” She added that not only will<br />

there be a chance for the public to comment<br />

at the public hearing, but the<br />

provincial approval process also offers<br />

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