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APRIL 24, 2015 TIMES Locally Owned & Operated STRATHMORE VOLUME 7 ISSUE 17 Better Rewards Are

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Arrest made in Langdon assault

SHANNON LECLAIR Times Reporter

A woman who was attacked at the Botsford Delicatessen in Lang- don last week is home and recov- ering. Patrick Geddes, 38, from Langdon was arrested by Calgary Police and has been remanded into custody. Geddes has been charged with ag- gravated sexual assault, attempted murder and forcible confinement. On April 16, at approximate- ly 6:20 a.m. a call came in to the Strathmore RCMP detachment about a woman in her 50s who had been assaulted in a local business. The woman, who was reportedly stabbed, was taken immediately to hospital by EMS. Police then asked

the public to be on the look-out for

a 2000 blue Chevy Tracker that had

no license plate and was missing the rear bumper. Police cautioned against approaching the vehicle if it was spotted, and instead asked that 911 be called. Tips that came in helped the in- vestigators find the missing vehicle. “The vehicle was found about 18 hours after the initial event, and it was found in Calgary as a result

of tips from the public. We actu- ally had several reports throughout

the day of people who had seen it hours earlier, those reports at least gave us a general idea of where the vehicle was headed and what area

it was in,” said Sgt. Steve Vince of

the Strathmore RCMP.

“Without those types of tips it would be next to impossible to find

a vehicle in a city of over a million people.” Vince said the victim and the sus- pect did casually know each other. Geddes was scheduled to appear in Calgary Provincial Court on April

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Teacher in running for Me to We award

SHANNON LECLAIR Times Reporter

Strathmore High School (SHS) teacher Christine Magill is in the final three for the national Canadian Living Me to We awards under the educator section. The award recognizes Ca- nadians who are making extraordinary impacts in the world for things ranging from spearheading fundraising campaigns to founding their own social justice organizations. Magill said she was overwhelmed and excited when she heard that she had been nominated for the award. “It is such a big honour to know that someone feels that you’ve had a positive influence on others,” said Magill. Her passion first came after she had the opportunity to visit Ghana when she first began teaching. “It kind of really exposed me to a lot of the challenges in communities and the challenges involved in NGO’s working successfully to create change and to assist the communities in rebuilding things like their education systems, so I got re- ally interested in Free the Children when I returned from that trip,” said Magill. She was so involved and inspired by the organization that in 2010 she planned a trip to Kenya with some of her SHS students. They all had the chance to see first hand how the program really worked, and the impact and benefits it has on the communities its in. “The students I brought back from that trip went on to form a club the following year, they became really passionate about it, so we have gone from a club where we had four or five students that have gone to Kenya, to now having 25 to 30 kids involved,” said Magill. Seeing that level of interest from her students she said is one of the most rewarding things that can happen as a teach- er, and is something that has even further ignited her passion.

and is something that has even further ignited her passion. Christine Magill is currently one of

Christine Magill is currently one of three educator finalists competing for the national Canadian Living Me to We award.

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“Sometimes its easy to think that things are impossible or we can’t create change, but every day I get to see students who say yes, we can create change why don’t we do this. (They’re) just full of excitement and ideas to make a differ- ence, so then it makes you really want to do your best to help those students achieve those dreams,” said Magill. If she is honoured with the award, Magill said the most important thing to her is that she will get $1,000 to put to a charity of her choice. She is involved with the Rwandan Com- munity in Calgary, and said there is a charity in Calgary called Inspire Africa that does amazing work with the survivors of the genocide. “I have gotten so much from the Rwandan community so it would be nice to give something back and know that its going to help survivors,” said Magill. Voting is done online and wraps up on May 8. To cast your vote go to http://www.metowe.com/living-me-to-we/living- me-to-we-awards click on vote now, and find Magill under the educators section.

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Smiles for miles

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On May 1 Strathmore’s Bailee Simo- nin will be hosting a Smiles for Miles Spring Charity Car Wash at the No Frills Gas Bar. Simonin is a contestant in the upcoming Miss Universe Canada com- petition, and as part of the pageant each contestant must host a charity event. This year the charity of choice for the pageant is Operation Smile. Operation Smile is a non-profit or- ganization that was created to provide children and young adults around the world, mainly in third world countries, with free surgery for cleft lips, cleft pal- ates and other facial deformities. In addition to the car wash there will be pizza available to purchase by the slice, donated by Boston Pizza (BP). There will also be members of the Strathmore Fire Department volunteer- ing their time; a bake sale and BP’s mascot Lionel will be out. “We’re also going to do pictures, so if you want to come and have pictures taken with myself and Lionel that will

be there as well,” said Simonin. The car wash will be by donation, with no actual minimum requirement. “We don’t have an actual price for the car wash, it’s just going to be whatever people feel like donating,” said Simonin. From now until the pageant, which be- gins with preliminaries on May 21, and ends with the finals on May 23, people are also encouraged to cast a vote for their favourite contestant online as part of the People’s Choice award. You can vote every six hours, up to four times a day at missuniversecanada.ca/vote/. “The winner of the People’s Choice award, automatically moves into semi- finals,” said Simonin. The Miss Universe Canada competi- tion is not televised, but there will be a live stream at www.missuniversecan- ada.ca. Anyone who wants to make a donation to Operation Smile, or wants more information, can contact Siminon by email at baileesimonin@gmail.com. Simonin is also competing to become Miss Calgary on May 9, and is selling tickets to that competition right now for $50 per person. The pageant will be held at the Temple B’Nai Tikvah, 900 47 Ave SW. Contact her via email to get your ticket.

900 47 Ave SW. Contact her via email to get your ticket. Bailee Simonin, a Miss

Bailee Simonin, a Miss Universe hopeful, will be hosting a car wash in Strathmore on May 1 to help raise money for Operation Smile.

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Homecoming show Local musician Jordan Ostrom, also known as Sykamore, gave a free performance at

Homecoming show

Local musician Jordan Ostrom, also known as Sykamore, gave a free performance at Strathmore High School theatre on April 17. The singer/songwriter was once a student at Strathmore High and chose it to be the venue for the show she referred to on Facebook as her homecoming concert.

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Wildrose Luncheon

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Strathmore RCMP are currently investigating a break and enter to the Langdon Car Wash. Sometime during the night of April 12th unknown suspect(s) gained entry to the business by smashing the glass front door. The suspect(s) proceeded inside prying open the cash code bill changer, stealing the cash cassette and some coins. If you have any information that could help in solving this investigation please contact the Strathmore RCMP.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Who is my neighbour? on the needy – the charitable organizations in Alberta. The PCs are reducing our charitable tax deductions

in the name of balancing a provincial budget. We all support these charitable organizations: service clubs, educational institutions, churches, hospital and health care societies, recreational organizations, sports chari- ties, arts organizations, youth organizations, commu- nity enhancement societies, local and international relief organizations … we, the donors and volunteers are on front lines helping our neighbours. Who in their right mind deliberately kicks someone when they are down? If one does this to an animal one could be charged with animal cruelty. Who tries to balance a provincial budget on the backs of chari- ties that are trying to meet the needs of the needi- est? Obviously political correctness has removed this

To the Editor Who is my neighbour? To answer this question, Jesus told a parable of the Good Samaritan, which speaks directly to the com- ing Alberta election. In an age of political correctness where poli- ticians hide behind policies and procedures that have the capac- ity to handicap the dreams and desires of citizens, to mention the name of Jesus raises the hackles of the politically correct. Who is my neighbour? In Jesus parable it was the down trod- den, the poor citizen set upon and left on the roadside to die. We have developed many organizations to enable us to meet the needs of our neighbours with compassion and kindness. But this Prentice PC government has decided to reduce our incentive to support groups who are on the front line of having compassion

government so far from what Jesus advocated that it has lost sight of fundamental neighbourly obligations. Who is our neighbour? Who tries to balance a bud- get on the backs of the most vulnerable, the least ca- pable of speaking for themselves? Who tries to bal- ance a budget on the backs of those who provide charitable support to the organizations meeting our neighbours’ needs? Who has the audacity build a re-election campaign with such an unjust plank its platform? The long-en- trenched PC party in Alberta is trying it and might just get re-elected! It’s time we stand up to this political folly and do what is right!

LaVerne Erickson,

Rosebud

folly and do what is right! LaVerne Erickson, Rosebud GETTING STARTED Submitted by: Jocelynn Gartner As

GETTING STARTED

Submitted by: Jocelynn Gartner As April Fool Winds started up in Strathmore, the club got
Submitted by: Jocelynn Gartner As April Fool Winds started up in Strathmore, the club got

Submitted by: Jocelynn Gartner

As April Fool Winds started up in Strathmore, the club got together at the Library and started their seeds. I wasn’t able to make it in, however my family pitched in to help me start some seedlings. We had some plug packs, and for those envi- ronmentally green people we reused some egg cartons easier for transplanting and dissolving into the soil. Thought we would start off with flowers and veggies like corn and cucumbers as it is very windy not a lot of shelter where we live. The Month of May is YOUR CHOICE PLANTERS ---bring all you need to finish off a special planter you may want to work on. Some ideas maybe: fairy gardens, succulent planters, or even maybe a living wreath as Mother’s Day is coming up. If this interests you, we hope to see you at

The Strathmore Public Library (meeting Room) on Wednesday, May 6th at 7pm-9pm.

Here is a picture of an Amaryllis - Apple Bloom that we forced, as promised. Have a great week and enjoy that beautiful sunshine!

Have a great week and enjoy that beautiful sunshine! Recognizing volunteer efforts Senior residents at Sagewood
Have a great week and enjoy that beautiful sunshine! Recognizing volunteer efforts Senior residents at Sagewood

Recognizing volunteer efforts

enjoy that beautiful sunshine! Recognizing volunteer efforts Senior residents at Sagewood recognized students from

Senior residents at Sagewood recognized students from Crowther Memorial Junior High on April 16 for their volunteering at the home throughout the year, whether it was with food or keeping the folks company.

Justin Seward Photo

J u s t i n S e w a r d P h o t
A classic tune
A classic tune

Makayla Fremstad performs the Star Wars theme song during the Langdon and Area Music Festival on April 18 at the Boulder Creek Events Centre.

Justin Seward Photo

theme song during the Langdon and Area Music Festival on April 18 at the Boulder Creek

April 24, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 7

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Speaking for residents

To the Editor Why are we muzzling our elected public represen- tatives? Forget the PC vetting members, three times in the County of Wheatland are an elected official has been censored. First it was a Golden Hills School Division board member from Standard, then the mayor of Strathmore and now a county councillor. Why can’t our elected officials talk to anyone and everyone and broadcast the issues to get the public talking about any pros or cons they see in the under- takings of the government on our behalf? It is the public’s projects and the public’s money. The government is accountable to the public. The public and our elected members have the right to give their opinions on what councils are discussing. All we hear is how transparent the governments will become, the public keeps demanding it but then you go to a board/council meeting, you can’t talk and you won’t see the discussion on your topic either, it will be in camera. When an open house for the public is held the meeting is orchestrated with processes in place that restrict people from having a debate; every tactic available is used to put a gag on the public discus- sion. We seldom have any idea what negotiations are taking place on the public’s behalf or what the per- sons who represent us think about them and when

we do get a representative that wants to engage the public they are muzzled. We elected these people because we felt they shared our ideas. I want to know all sides and I want to hear what my representative thinks and why any of the council is “for” or “against” a project. Democracy works because of debates. Boards/councils get along by respecting each official’s viewpoint whether they agree with it or not. Motions let democracy rule. Shame on the councils who take the voice away from the public. They have obviously lost the concept of what their position is, don’t understand transpar- ency and have forgotten that all of the government’s business is our business because we are the public. The muzzling seems to occur with the new represen- tatives, those who may not agree with the status quo. It’s definitely time for some representatives to step aside if they can no longer tolerate a differing opinion from their own; and more so if they think they should keep government business private. It’s not the reps personal opinion we want, it’s the opinions of the public the rep brings to council that counts. The public doesn’t engage with government bodies very much and this could be one of the reasons – people are discouraged by just this sort of bully tactic. Three times it has been quite apparent that a pub- lic representative is not happy with the discussions within the council and want to speak with the public.

Is half a life time long enough to get it right?

To the Editor If your fortunate to live to 88 most people would say you had a good long life. Forty-four years of PC’s of being in power is half of most people’s life time. The one thing that could be said about where we are now is because of one party being in power. Are you finally getting tired of hearing the same old repeated message decade after decade, that we need to wean ourselves off of oil and diversify? Are you happy with the current state of affairs with our society and its funding? Do you think if the PC’s truly had oil rich Alberta’s best interests in mind we would be where we are today? If so then why are we not like oil rich Norway who have shown the results of that long term commitment in putting their people first? They have free health care, education, great infra- structure, and money in the bank for all. Was our so- ciety so complex that it was not possible to even get close to that result? Or could it be that “we” have allow politician’s to feel that self entitlement, greed, looking after the more fortunate and not living up to their responsibili- ties and promises has been accepted by us, and for that effort should be rewarded by being re-elected . If you think just because the PC’s have a new face to lead them that the vested interests of their internal

good old boy’s club is new too? Haven’t they already proved their intentions by stating at first “everything” was on the table and then it wasn’t? Ed Stelmach campaigned on and brought in a high- er royalty at one point, did the sky fall in as was being predicted by the major oil companies and politicians? No. Did that decision last so we would have been in better shape now? You already know the answer to that. Cutbacks are coming to us all and particularly the less fortunate, young and old. Think about it, if you had let fear of the unknown hold you back would you be where you are today? Voting for change will send the message to all poli- ticians that there is an expectation to holding prom- ises and putting the people first, and a consequence if you don’t. Now is the time for that message and particularly you young people as this is your future so get involved and exercise your right to vote. They say history is the best predictor of the future, we’ve had 44 years of that history, is it time to try something new? If not then you’ll be well advised to hang on to the PC’s mirror as most likely you’ll be asked to look into it again, and the sad thing would be … they’ll be right.

Dennis Bigras

Wheatland County

Bike season is here

To the Editor Spring is upon us and the kids are out on their bikes. If I may give them a small reminder – remem- ber, a bicycle is considered a vehicle; as such, you need to:

1) Ride on the right side of the road. This is Canada, not England. 2) Signal when you are going to turn – either left or right. You know your hand signals, right? 3) If you intend to ride on pathways, be sure to

have a bell to alert pedestrians that you are behind them and wish to pass. Pedestrians don’t have eyes in the back of their heads, unlike moms. 4) If you plan on riding at night, you need lights on your bike – both front and back. You also need visible clothing. By following these rules of the road, you should have a safe and happy summer. An ex-Calgary commuter, Anna Reinwald

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Shame on us too for letting the boards/councils get away with this type of bullying. All our government bodies need a shake up. It is our duty to get involved and lobby against policies that cripple the public’s access to government documents by imposing fees, policies that stifles public debate and policies that even attach a financial fee to election nomination papers for newcomers but not for incum- bents.

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Look at our governments

Pass the Salt HE CANNOT FAIL “Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is
Pass the Salt
HE CANNOT FAIL
“Therefore know that
the LORD your God, He
is God, the faithful God
who keeps covenant and
mercy for a thousand
generations with those
who love Him and keep
His commandments.” -
Deuteronomy 7:9
God is a covenant keep-
er. He never forgets His
promises. In the midst of
our greatest battles, His
faithfulness remains sure.
When everything around
us falls apart, His faithful-
ness remains firm. He is
God when you’re down;
He is God when you’re
up. He does not depend
on your moods. He just
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perform it. If He promised
it, He will perform it. That
is the nature of our God.
The reality of our walk
with the Lord is that He
never abandons us even
when we feel abandoned.
The God on the mountain
is still God in the valley.
When things go wrong,
He will make them right.
The God of the good times
is still God in the bad
times. The God of the day,
is still God in the night.
Thank God, He’s still God
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Assembly, Strathmore
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TIMES • April 24, 2015 www.StrathmoreTimes.com Election 2015 With an election called for May 5, we

Election 2015TIMES • April 24, 2015 www.StrathmoreTimes.com With an election called for May 5, we are asking

With an election called for May 5, we are asking the can- didates questions to help you get to know them better. The second question is What values would you bring to the MLA position that you would not compromise and for which you would be willing to be held accountable?

and for which you would be willing to be held accountable? I value and bring to

I value and bring to the MLA position, accountability, balance, community ser- vice, determination and vision. Accountability is when you make a promise and you keep it, and you don’t promise anything you can’t keep. Be- fore the 2012 election the PC MLA ac- cepted payment for committee work that he never attended. Our previ- ous Wildrose MLA made the decision to cross the floor to become part of the PC government. I promise I will not accept any pay that I haven’t earned nor will I ever “cross the floor”. If a circumstance arises where my beliefs no longer mesh with the Alberta Party, then I will inform the people of Strathmore-Brooks and resign to ensure the constituents have a democratic option in a by-election. Balance is not “fence sitting” as some on the right like to say. Balance is finding common ground that all can agree on or at least accept. Balance is working together with different parties to find solutions and not pound out ideology. Bal- ance is also not overspending or under spending, but finding the right amount and not spending one penny more. I come from a village where community service has ac- complished many great things over the years. They have built a community hall, arena and curling rink. The villages

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are working towards enhancing the new school. Sometimes to ensure we all succeed, we put our own aspirations on hold for the good of our com- munity. I promise to work with all municipalities within Strathmore-Brooks to build stronger and sustainable communities; as well as the commu- nity service groups to achieve important projects and initiatives. People who know me know I’m a determined person. If there is a problem, I want to find a so-

Alberta. We need to keep our feet grounded in the present, but we also need to know where we want to take Alberta, and we need to build the road that will get us there. I will work with the people and communities of Strathmore-Brooks to bring their vision to the Legislature. One value I didn’t mention is courage. I promise to represent you courageously and if that means to vote against my party -if what they are propos- ing isn’t good for Strathmore-Brooks, then I will.

lution. I want things to work efficiently where the outcome is positive. If we spend a lot of money

Other parties talk about free votes, but I will al- ways stand up for Strathmore-Brooks. Thank you.

and have less than a positive outcome, then to me

Respectfully,

that is waste. When we manage our resources so well that we actually can do more with less, then

Einar Davison

I believe that is much better.

Alberta Party Candidate

I believe we all need a vision, a destination for

Strathmore-Brooks

we all need a vision, a destination for Strathmore-Brooks Thank you for the op- portunity to

Thank you for the op- portunity to respond to this question. I live and breathe my values and I fully expect to be held fully accountable for my words and actions. This is who I am when I say:

I have consistently em- ployed integrity and honesty to guide my decision-mak- ing. Developing respectful relationships with peo- ple while enjoying life in general are all important to me and to the way I live. I believe in and I have demonstrated the capacity to “give back” to my community and the people who live there. The focus of government is to provide needed services to tax payers. As a Counselor and Reeve with the County of Newell, I fostered an honest and open environment that encouraged original thinking and positive solutions, always in the con- text of advocating for the “greater good”. I was

inspired to run as the PC Candidate in the up-

I was inspired to run as the PC Candidate in the up- My Values. Your Values.

My Values. Your Values. There’s an old joke that some politicians have prin- ciples - and if you don’t like those principles, they have others. It’s got roots in truth:

some politicians will say and promise anything to keep their grasp on power. Our current government is a case in point. Despite spending $28 million to call an early election to obtain a mandate for his “10-year plan,” Jim Prentice has already changed his 10-year plan three times in just 10 days. This is government by polling and image consultants, not government by values and principles. My values don’t come from consultants and poll- sters. Rather, they are the values that I was raised with, have fought for my whole life, and want to fight for as your MLA. One of the values that I grew up with is personal responsibility. Personal responsibility means accepting the consequences for your own actions, and fessing up when you mess up. When I make mistakes – and I will – I will take responsibility for them. After nearly bankrupting this province during a period record revenues over the last decade, the Tories have not accepted responsibility for their mismanagement. Instead, Jim Prentice told Al- bertans to “look in the mirror” and blamed them for it. That is why the PC budget raises taxes by $2,500 on the average household, but does not tackle waste and misspending in the government. Albertans are not the problem. Alberta’s govern- ment is the problem. Albertans are paying enough taxes. Alberta’s government is just not treating those taxes with respect. Leadership means actually standing up for

coming election because of what I have seen ac- complished at the local/municipal level through effective communication and cooperation. Strath- more-Brooks constituents will receive from me strong, knowledgeable, friendly, forward-looking and local representation in the provincial legis- lature. If you wanted a snap shot of the words or phras- es which best describe me, I am: loyal, a leader, generous, empathetic, positive, solution oriented.

I listen, I question the status quo and I am respect-

ful of diverse points of view. I take pride in being

a “big picture” person.

I believe in the leadership of Premier Jim Pren-

tice and his plan for Alberta. I believe I would be

an asset to the Prentice Team and look forward to using these skills as an MLA to benefit the resi- dents of the Strathmore Brooks Constituency. Molly Douglass PC Candidate

Strathmore-Brooks

(https://mollydouglass.pcalberta.com)

something other than just power. As the former Alberta Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Fed- eration, I fought for lower taxes, less waste, and accountable government. It was a job that I was very passionate about, and I remain committed to those same values now. Too many politicians just want to be elected without any clear vision for the enjoyment of having an interesting job. If you’ve ever watched Question Period in the legislature, you will see these kinds of backbench PC MLAs asking “puff- ball” questions to PC ministers, written by the ministers themselves! They’re representing the government to the riding, rather than the other way around. It’s the kind of political theater that makes me feel sad for the state of our democracy. When we have MLAs who just go with the party

line and are afraid to speak out to their bosses, we get governments that are unafraid to break their promises. That is why Strathmore is still without a proper long-term seniors care facility. I’m an independent thinker, and am not afraid of going against the party line when it conflicts with the interests of my constituents, or my val- ues. I will fight for the values that I was raised with and for the interests of Strathmore-Brooks, vocally.

I will represent Strathmore-Brooks to the gov-

ernment, and not the government to Strathmore-

Brooks. On May 5th, vote for change.

Derek Fildebrandt is the Wildrose Candidate for Strathmore-Brooks and the former Alberta Direc- tor of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Derek Fildebrandt Wildrose Candidate

Strathmore-Brooks

(voteforderek.ca or fildebrandt.ca)

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7-9 p.m. • Strathmore Civic Centre Hosted by the Strathmore Times

Following question period there will be coffee, snacks and a meet and greet.

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Spring Has Sprung in 4-H

KAITLYN STEWART Crowfoot Multi Club

On April 13th, Crowfoot Multi Club talked about Highway Clean-up, which is on May 2nd. Every- one needs to meet at 8:00. Also, Achievement Day Set-up is on May 7th, at Namaka Hall from 4:00 – 6:00. On May 8th Achievement Day is at 5:30. The next meeting is on May 4th, please all members

remember to wear his or her 4-H jackets. Outdoor adventure went scuba diving and for a hike to Heart Creek. The archery project started stamping and dying their leather projects. In dog agility the dogs worked on jumps, pause box, the walk it and hoops and walking and sit- ting. Also, in creative options the project is mak- ing headway, and I can’t wait to see the finished project.

ing headway, and I can’t wait to see the finished project. Ready for the Expo Students

Ready for the Expo

Students from Strathmore High School dressed as their favourite comic, video game, or sci-fi characters went on a field trip to Calgary for the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo on April 17.

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The Justice League of Strathmore

PAT FULE Fule for Thought

So once again, I took over 30 kids to the 2015 Calgary Comic Convention. Again, if you’ve never been there, it’s pretty much “Nerd Heaven,” and I’m one of them! There are all sorts of costumes from comics to Manga and Anime, to movies and television. In fact, I had planned to pay $80 to get a photo op with Stan Lee. He’s the man who started Marvel comics and created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Ironman and many other titles. Then at 11:30 p.m. the night before, I got a text from a teacher pal saying it was too bad I wouldn’t meet Stan Lee. In the dark, I frantically searched the Internet on my cell phone. Debbie asked “what are you doing?” I replied (logically, I thought), “I’m checking to see if Stan Lee died today!” She was shocked, “only you would go there im- mediately and think he was dead!” “Yeah, but he’s 92 … who knows how many more of these he’s got in him!” So, I have to wait one more year to meet a hero of mine … hopefully, he’s eating right and staying healthy! The Comic Con also had Viking battle demonstra- tions! Picture it: out of shape nerdy guys battling away with metal swords and wooden shields. I’m not sure if they rehearsed and knew ahead of time, which Viking was to lose in the “war,” but if you were hit, you had to over act and put on a great “death!” Then while the other “Vikings” flailed away at each other, you lay there in the grass as a “dead” war- rior. I thought it would be hilarious if, in front of the crowd, the “Vikings” quietly snuck away, leav- ing the dead guy lying there waiting … and waiting. Or, what if after a while, the dead guy actually fell asleep?!

Anyway, after an amusing display of battle, the last standing Viking staggered to the middle of the field and bowed. I think he actually had an inhaler taped to the inside of his shield as a precaution! Those Vikings are tough, but hey, you can’t be too careful with asthma! The costumes are interesting, too. I mean there were young and old, people of all sizes, dressed as their favorite heroes and villains. I will say this:

just because your hero looks great in a mini-skirt or spandex, does not mean you should also wear that. I mean I love Superman, but I’m not squeezing my middle-aged body into tights to prove that I like him! My daughter and I almost walked into a guy dressed perfectly as Beetlejuice. Before I knew it, she and I said “Beetlejuice” three times … but nothing hap- pened, he was still there! He didn’t seem impressed with us, either! Brennen was right behind me, and I explained what we were doing, only to realize I was been talk- ing to a guy dressed as some creepy alien from some Sci Fi show! That was embarrassing! One funny costume was simply a guy dressed normally with a cage over his head! He had a photo of Nicholas Cage strapped to his head, and he was Nicholas Cage! That one made me laugh out loud … but sometimes comic nerds don’t like that laughter part! So, after a full seven hours chock full of shopping in booths of comic books, action figures, clothing, and even celebrities, we got the kids loaded on the bus and off to Peters’ Drive In. We got a lot of stares with all the various costumed heroes chowing down on cheeseburgers, fries, and shakes! Then my fellow nerds sang and shouted all the way home … I knew we shouldn’t have given them any sugar! (“Fule for Thought” is a slice of life humourous col- umn that appears in the Strathmore Times, written by long-time resident, town councillor, high school teacher, coach, husband and father of two – Pat Fule. If you would like to get in touch with Pat, you can send him an e-mail at Pat.fule@shaw.ca)

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The Parliamentary National Prayer Breakfast

KEVIN SORENSON, M.P., CROWFOOT Parliamentary Report

The 50th Annual National Prayer Breakfast will be held in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. During the week of the Prayer Breakfast, Parliament Hill will welcome over 800 guests and delegates from all religious denominations and from all across Canada to the Prayer Breakfast. But beyond the Breakfast itself, there is also the Monday evening Lead- ership Dinner, the annual Leadership Seminar, and the Na- tional Student Forum. The mission of the National Prayer Breakfast is to invite leaders to meet in the spirit of Jesus Christ in order to pray together.

At the heart of the National Prayer Breakfast is a small group of Parliamentarians from different political parties who meet for breakfast each Wednesday morning while Par- liament is in session. The annual National Prayer Breakfast is more visible, but the weekly meetings are far more signifi- cant. The weekly meetings provide opportunities for deeper friendships to flourish and grow, across party lines. The National Prayer Breakfast is attended by Parliamentar- ians from all parties in the House of Commons. It is a special time for us, as it brings to our attention the spiritual nature of our work on behalf of Canadians of all religions. Many of us feel that spiritual matters and our faith are not ‘best hidden away inside a building’ but shared and celebrated in every aspect of our day-to-day lives. Spiritual implications give spe- cial meaning to the countless ceremonies and proceedings of Canada’s Parliament. In Canada, our Aboriginal people have always been very up-front when it comes to their spirituality. Our aboriginal community regularly and routinely has a public and spiri- tual component to their meetings and ceremonies. Their an- cient traditions and ours recognize Something and Someone greater than ourselves. The people leading the National Prayer Breakfast ask for strength and wisdom for the leaders of our country. They ap- peal to audiences to be steadfast in support and prayer, be- cause there will be both good and bad times to come. They request protection and guidance. I pray that our federal government will accomplish many, many good and wonderful things for Canada. I am grateful and proud that in our free nation the ceremonies we conduct can show that it is alright to recognize that there is a spiritual side to life. It reminds us that none of us are perfect in our own strength and that by leaning upon our faith, we have the promise that we can realize our full potential. I trust and hope that we are not only reminded of that during the National Prayer Breakfast, but throughout the year as well. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this or previous columns you may write me at 4945-50th Street, Camrose, Alberta, T4V 1P9, call 780-608-4600, toll-free 1-800- 665-4358, fax 780-608-4603 or e-mail Kevin.Sorenson.c1@ parl.gc.ca. Please visit my new Facebook page SorensonKev- inA to receive updates on what is happening in Ottawa and across the riding or follow me on Twitter @KevinASorenson.

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The Strathmore Musical Arts So- ciety proudly presented singer, songwriter, JP Cormier on Friday, April 17 at the Strathmore Golf Course. This award-winning art- ist has been in the business for 30 years and travelled the world to bring his talent for many to share.

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New cell tower a concern

JUSTIN SEWARD

rence letter saying they want that loca- tion moved but they have no jurisdic- tion over Rogers,” said Murray. “In fact nobody does, Transport doesn’t and Industry Canada says, ‘okay you can contact everybody within 300 metres of the tower and there’s no com- plaints, you can go ahead.’ What we’re hoping is the county may have a little more bite, that in fact by sending this letter, it may in fact make Rogers have

a

second look.” He believes that Rogers did not look

Times Reporter

Rogers Communications came and presented in front of Wheatland Coun- cil on April 7 about a new cell tower that is proposed to going up in the area of Highway 21 and Township 263. However, this location may prove to be a safety hazard for the landing and take off of planes, as there are airport runways that would be right beside the tower. Several concerned residents of the area came to listen to the presentation and were clearly frustrated with Rog- ers’ plan. “There is a protocol on each tower, is designed for a city and if your tower is 100 metres, which this one is, they only have to contact people three times that around there, “ said Calvin Murray, owner of Early Bird Air Ltd., who flies planes in the area. Murray is enthused with the steps made by the county in this situation. “They’re going to send a non-concur-

at the area surrounding the tower thor-

oughly

“They didn’t do their homework be- cause this runway has been in opera- tion for two years, it’s registered now. When they started looking at it, it wasn’t registered but that doesn’t mat- ter as private runways are just as im- portant,” said Murray. “You could ask any neighbor in this area within a 15 mile radius and they would tell you these runways are here and there. I come out here in the sum- mer time, you would see three to four

spray planes working off this strip, which is landing and taking off every 20 minutes.” Murray was disappointed with Rog- ers’ actions after their presentation. “They didn’t address anything we said, they didn’t even talk about any- thing that we had brought up. They just got up at the end and said we’d like our letter of concurrence which tells me that they didn’t really care,” said Mur- ray. He would like in the end to see the tower moved down Highway 564 with the other ones as a tower is needed. Wheatland County’s Chief Adminis- trative Officer Alan Parkin confirmed that they will be sending a letter out to get the tower relocated. “Council will be sending a letter of non-concurrence that we don’t concur with the location and further review on the location to see if there is some- where more suitable on an existing tower rather than installing a new one,” said Parkin. “There maybe are other requirements for Rogers to put other parameters on there so it’s more easily identifiable.” Parkin said that reception is a prob- lem out there and requires a tower.

Muirfield wastewater solution up in the air

JUSTIN SEWARD

thing on going between the county and that developer in getting those final

“The trucking of wastewater can be quite expensive, so what they were looking at as cost recovery with that kind of basis (was) originally, the num- bers that were thrown to residents, could raise waste water fees up into the $400 mark. (Before) I believe was $60 flat rate.” Kipta cautiously echoed that this would not be set in stone until they see proof of the bills. “The developer does tell us that their intent is to keep it reasonable but until we see anything, we don’t know what the final costs to the residence will be,” said Kipta. She has praised everyone involved for not quitting and being as patient they can be. “Everybody is working, everybody is pushing. I don’t see this thing having immediate solutions for any of these piece, there’s frustrations because of it taking a really long time,” said Kipta. The developer could not be reached to comment on the issues in Muirfield.

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approvals of those pieces. Right now, as residents, we’re in a bit of a hold-

After three years many Muirfield resi- dences are becoming restless and an- gered with the fact there is no solution in sight for their waste water system. The waste water has been trucked out of Muirfield and to pay for the transportation, the residents could po- tentially be asked to pay an increase in waste water fees. The developers believe they have solved the problem for the short-term but it is the long-term that many resi- dents want to see. “The developer has continued to meet with the county. We’re still going to need a long term solution because what they’ve put in place is only short term.” One of the possible long-term solu- tions is to work with the Home Stead Developers but the talks are still on go- ing. “As far as we know, that is still some-

ing pattern trying to see what it’s going to mean in the end financially, know- ing it’s short term, not long-term,” said Kipta. “The last thing I could say, (is that) pretty much what I hear from most of the residents out here is if the differ- ent parties work together and come up with a long term viable solution.” Now that the wastewater is being trucked out of Muirfield, it could cause

substantial raise in fees. “The original treatment agreement that was put in place by the Muirfield developer has ended as of the begin-

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ning of April. The current developer is working on a system where the waste water is being trucked from our collec- tion point to Strathmore and from what

I

understand Rocky View County has

been taken out of the equation com- pletely,” said Kipta.

“There are gaps in cell coverage in that area, so there needs to be some- thing done and the county is trying to move it forward but in the safest man- ner possible,” said Parkin. “At the end of the day if Rogers wants to install it there and something hap- pens, they have that liability. I’m hope- ful that Rogers will find a more suit- able location that satisfies everybody’s needs.”

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Jerry’s family originates from Holland, where his father was a baker. Gerardus Johannes Bizot (Jerry) was born in

1942, the youngest of three siblings. His mother suffered

really badly from asthma, and was recommended to move

to the Canadian Prairies, where the climate would improve

her health. In 1956, they sailed from Belgium to Halifax, N.S. via Southampton and Le Havre in France, then crossed Canada by train to Moose Jaw, Sask. where Jerry’s father had a posi- tion as a baker awaiting him. Later that year, they moved to Calgary, before opening a new bakery in Strathmore in the

early 60’s. Five years later, they sold this store and moved to Mayerthorpe. Within two years, they were contacted by Strathmore

town council and asked to return to town, and reopen their bakery, here. They accepted this challenge, reopening the Strathmore bakery, which they operated for a number of years before moving to a new bakery in High River, where they lived and retired, before passing away. In the mid-60’s Jerry, who really wasn’t a baker at heart, started a 15-year career with Alberta Arches and Beams.

Jean’s father’s family originates from Scotland, and moved

to Washington State in the late 1800’s, where they operated

a logging company. Following a logging accident, which

killed her grandfather, her grandmother moved the family

to Lethbridge, where she became a coal miner. Her father, Earl Lowry, was born in Washington in 1900, and served with the Canadian Army in WW1. Jean was born in Calgary

in 1947, the eldest of three girls, and lived with her family at

Cheadle. Jean attended the original Samuel Crowther School from Grade 1 thru’ Grade 12, then worked at Jerry’s parents’

bakery, here in town. She remembers taking music lessons

over the radio, from Mary Mercer, who was broadcasting

from an Edmonton Radio Station! Jean’s grandparents on her mother’s side were in Halifax on Dec. 6, 1917 at the time of the explosion, caused by two ships colliding in the har-

bour. This tragedy was instrumental in making them move west.

Jean and Jerry were married in Strathmore in 1967, and have lived here ever since. They have three children and two grandchildren. Following Jerry’s employment with Al- berta Arches and Beams, he became the projectionist for five years at Joyland Theatre, before changing his mind about being a baker. He joined Strathmore and Calgary Co-op as their baker – a position he held and enjoyed for the next 14 years. During this time, Jean worked in the Co-op Cafeteria, which was located where the grocery tills now stand. These

were the days when Joe Griffith was the Co-op manager. Both have served our community in many different ways, for almost 50 years. Jerry was a Volunteer Fireman for 40 years, an advisor with Scouts Canada for 25 years, plays ‘our town’ Santa Claus every Christmas, is a recipient of UFA’s ‘Small Town Hero’ award, and now delivers The Strathmore Times.

In 1954, Jean was a Polio Pioneer in the first country-

wide tests of the new polio vaccine. She initiated the first Beaver Colony here, and for the past 30 years has arranged exchanges between Japanese and Calgary Region students;

she has worked in the Strathmore Young Offenders library, and with the Ag Society. Changes they’ve seen include – where there was only one school, now there are eleven, classes and grades have been reorganized, dirt roads and boardwalks have been replaced by pavement, all the new stores along the highway, and the

population growth.

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Hitting the campaign trail

SHANNON LECLAIR Times Reporter

With the election coming on May 5, candidates can be seen all over Strathmore trying to convince people to cast a vote their way. On April 15 PC candi- date Molly Douglass and Wildrose Party candidate Derek Fildebrandt were in

town council chambers to meet with the mayor and council, and talk about their campaigns. Douglass has been in- volved in local government for 11 years, and has lived in the area for 34 years. “These days some people might find it hard to be a Progressive Conservative but I totally believe that they

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By Irene Knappe, Secretary / PR / Membership
• Tuesday, April 28th, 2015, is our General Meeting! Members please
attend and see what’s happening with your Legion!
• Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, members of the Legion are once again
holding “Shoot For The Troops”. This is an all-day event of dart playing
(hence “Shoot”), open to the public, which raises funds for the families
of our troops, known as Calgary Military Family Resource Centre. There
is a Silent Auction full of surprises, and prizes at the end of the day.
Come and join us for a day full of excitement and fun! If you have
anything for the silent auction you wish to donate, please drop it at the
Legion up to May 1st. Your contribution will be very much appreciated,
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• Friday, May 8th, 2015, is VE DAY (Victory in Europe Day – Holland).
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• Saturday, May 9th, 2015 the Sports Committee is holding their
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are the only party that can sort out affairs, and I think they are the only one that has the leader- ship available to make the de- cisions that need to happen to get our spending under control in the province of Alberta, and to decide what services our resi- dents want, and want to pay for and get back to saving money,” said Douglass. She believes that all levels of government need to be working for the ratepayers. “I believe in public service, I don’t think we need to get paid for everything we do, and I certainly believe in the greater good principal when it comes to decision making, and I think those are philosophies to be carried through all levels of government,” said Douglass. Fildebrandt said there have been enough empty promises coming from the PC govern- ment in the areas of schools and health care. “Regardless if I am on the government benches, or the opposition benches, I will not be on the back benches and I will not be quiet when fighting for the interests of Strathmore- Brooks, I will not fear a party whip coming down on me if our community doesn’t receive funding that it was promised for projects,” said Fildebrandt. “What matters is that an MLA be willing to stand up to be heard, forcefully if necessary.” April 17 saw Premier Jim Prentice stop by the Station for

April 17 saw Premier Jim Prentice stop by the Station for Premier Jim Prentice (l-r) was

Premier Jim Prentice (l-r) was in Strathmore on April 17, along with the Strathmore Brooks PC Candidate Molly Douglass to talk about the upcoming election and the PC standpoint.

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a quick visit with PC support- ers. Approximately 25 people showed up for the event. “We need to have an election because I don’t have a mandate to bring in the kind of budget that was just brought in. When I ran to be the leader of our party oil prices were a $110 a barrel, they’re now at $55 or so this week,” said Prentice about why he called an election now. “We’re now staring down a $7 billion deficit, when I was running to be leader it looked like we were going to have a $3 billion or $4 billion surplus, so things have changed a lot over- night and these are pretty trau- matic times for the province.” Prentice stands by the PC budget plan, stating that they

brought forward a realistic plan, they have worked hard on it and have been honest with Al- bertans about the choices now being faced. When asked by Strathmore Councillor Steve Grajczyk about the empty wing at the hospital, Prentice deflected by saying the Minster of Health is respon- sible for that, but did say that communities need to starting getting better use of the facili- ties currently in place, and that more money than ever is being put into healthcare annually. The election is May 5, with advanced polls being held at the Strathmore Municipal Li- brary April 29, 30, May 1 and 2. More information can be found at elections.ab.ca.

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On April 9 Gregory Harriman and Associates presented the Hussar Community Hall Maintenance Society with a cheque for $4,000, to help with the costs to renovate the community hall. John Gauvin (l-r), Shelley Harriman, Pete Sanden and Erin Gregory.

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Hussar hall funding almost complete

SHANNON LECLAIR Times Reporter

Thanks to the support of various do- nors and sponsors the fairly recent ren- ovations of the Hussar Community Hall are basically paid off. The Hussar Community Hall Mainte- nance Society has fundraised $1.2 mil- lion for the renovations, which were done in three phases. The first was the storage area, second was a new front entry and the third was the interior. On April 9 Gregory Harriman and Associates presented Pete Sanden, a member of the society, with a cheque for $4,000. “It’s pretty much finished, except for a few small details, and actually believe it or not it’s almost paid for. So dona-

tions like Gregory Harriman of course really help us go over the top,” said Sanden. He continued on to say that Gregory Harriman has been a long-time sup- porter of various fundraising efforts and projects within the community of Hussar. “We do it for the communities that support us,” said John Gauvin, with Gregory Harriman. Now that renovations of the hall are complete, and the project essentially paid for, the society will begin looking at other areas of the community that can use help. Sanden said each year the different community groups gather to discuss which projects need to be done, and then each focuses on the same project.

County approves community grant funding

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

Wheatland County Council approved the Community Enhancement Grant Funding after a recent assessment of ongoing projects was done for the area. The funding, including levy totals, is

$422,919.78.

“So what ends up happening typical- ly now that it’s approved, the cheques will be put together and they will be dispersed to the groups. It’s an upfront, so the groups can get going on their projects,” said Alan Parkin, Wheatland County’s Chief Administrative Officer. The funds come from the mill rate set up by the county a number of years ago, and the Community Enhancement fund- ing is supported by the money collected from that. This initiative has been ongo- ing for three years, helping local groups and organizations fund various projects. “The county set up a mill rate of .1 mill three years ago. Those funds get dispersed throughout the county to rec-

reation and associated activities,” said Parkin. This year the dollars available to the initiative has increased/ “It went up about $11,000 because of a new assessment. I think it was stated that it was oversubscribed with $1.2 million worth of applications, certainly something that the group is going to come back and make some suggestions in June or July for what they feel the county should do,” said Parkin. “When it’s oversubscribed by three times the amount of funding available then you know it’s a successful pro- gram.” Some of the projects that received funding are: kitchen cupboards and counters for the Cairnhill Community Association at a cost of $7,744.13; Chea- dle rink upgrades at a costs of $10,000; 5 For Life and their Growing East Com- munities at a cost of $3,000; and play- ground landscaping for the Lakes of Muirfield Recreational Society at a cost of $5,594.45.

of Muirfield Recreational Society at a cost of $5,594.45. ‘Happy’ card players Local bridge players Shelley
of Muirfield Recreational Society at a cost of $5,594.45. ‘Happy’ card players Local bridge players Shelley

‘Happy’ card players

Local bridge players Shelley Quinney (l-r), Mar- je Johasen, Glenda Lyon and Joyce Hvingelby battle it out in a game of bridge on April 18 at the Happy Gangs Society. The top two would qualify for the 55 plus Summer Games.

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Page 16 • Strathmore TIMES • April 24, 2015 The Lions Outdoor Rink officially broke ground

The Lions Outdoor Rink officially broke ground on April 16. Members of the rink committee, the Strath- more and District Agricultural Society, the Town of Strathmore and other supporters and sponsors

were on hand for the occasion.

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Lions outdoor rink breaks ground

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

The Lions outdoor rink officially broke ground on April 16 and is on schedule to be open in time for the Strathmore 2015 Alberta 55 Plus Sum- mer Games. “After a lot of hard work and fan- tastic community support, the Lions Regional Outdoor Rink Committee is pleased to announce that construction will begin,” said Lisa Sader, rink com- mittee member. The rink’s location is just inside the main gates at the Ag society grounds, north of the Strathmore High School football field, and is designed to be a multiuse rink. “The plan is to get the site prepared the next few days, and then we’re fi- nalizing our quotes for concrete,” said Dawn Shave, chairperson of the out- door rink committee.

“We’re hoping to have it poured by middle to late June so it has time to be ready for the 55 plus Games. Our only concern is the weather.” Some of the donations granted to the rink are in-kind donations. Shave said once the concrete pad is complete in June the committee will take a bit of a break in the construction in order to make sure the rink remains aestheti- cally pleasing and doesn’t have the big construction equipment all over the site. “Our boards will come in late August, early September and the project will be complete at that time,” said Shave. She has been very impressed with the outpouring of community support. “I’m so impressed with the gener- ous donors, our committee members, people volunteering their time and ser- vices to be a part of this project, it’s just really exciting,” said Shave.

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Amanda Johnson (l-r), Taylor Johnson- Hohnstein, Randy Senft, Audrey Senft, Chanelle Cook, and Amanda Cook

Amanda Johnson (l-r), Taylor Johnson- Hohnstein, Randy Senft, Audrey Senft, Chanelle Cook, and Amanda Cook show off some of the loaves of bread donated by COBS Bread on April 10.

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Free bread at Harvest Healing Centre

SHANNON LECLAIR Times Reporter

With the constantly rising food prices, buying groceries is becoming harder for more and more families. We may be seeing savings at the gas pumps, but the extra money in our pockets, and then some, is instead being spent on buying the basics at our local supermarkets. A recent partnership between COBS Bread and the Harvest Healing Centre is hoping to ease some of that burden by offering free, fresh bread to anyone interested, while eliminat- ing the amount of bread tossed away at the end of the day. Thanks to the proposal, each and every weekend the Centre will be able to hand out dozens of loaves of bread to those in need in the area. “We had an opportunity that was presented to us by COBS, and the conditions from COBS was that we be charitable and we give it away, and we have to consistently show up and take their bread that they’ve made that day, rather than throw it out,” said Pastor Elizabeth Karp. Members of the Centre knew this would be an amazing opportunity to help the community and jumped on board. “Bread can be very, expensive and some of this bread is $7 or $8 a loaf,

it’s full of grains, it’s beautiful bread,” said Audrey Senft who works in the kitchen at the Centre. There are also pastries, scones, and other goodies donated to the church. If there is enough community inter- est and support, COBS has told the Centre that they can come and pick up more bread for an additional night. Karp said they hope the inter- est does grow because it helps elimi- nate the amount being thrown out by the bakery, while giving back to the community. “There’s no limit to the amount of bread you can take, if you want to take like a garbage bag full, then you do that,” said Senft. “We want people to know that we’re not just a church, you don’t have to go to our church to come in, if we can do something to help then we’re going to want to do that.” “A lot of people are taking in large bags and giving it to their neighbours too,” said Don Howe, a member of the church. The bread is available for pick up every weekend from to 5 p.m. on Sat- urdays or on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Anyone and everyone is welcome to pick up bread - all you have to do is show up. If there’s enough interest from the community then a second night may be added.

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SPORTS Bisons announce new sponsor JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter
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The UFA Bisons are proud to announce that CFR Chemi- cals will be their new sponsor starting next season. Bisons General Manager Wayne Hansen says that what the company had to offer was a no-brainer decision from the start of negotiations, which began shortly after the Mac’s Midget Tournament in December. “The huge thing for us is both their company and our organization are very similar in their thought process. They like to develop their employees and internally we’re (doing) the same thing,” said Hansen. “It was really important when we started our search that we found a partner. We firmly be- lieve we found a solid partner that’s going help us increase our presence in the community of our brand.” With CFR being a province wide company, it will provide some exposure wherever the team is. “We’re very excited to have CFR on board because they bring some fresh ideas to the table and they’re going to chal- lenge us to think outside the box,” said Hansen. “We underwent this huge change three years ago when we became a billet program. One of the things that CFR Chemicals is going allow us to do is they’re going to want us to expand on that.” CFR Chemicals Operations Manager Jeff Gellately is hon- oured to have their company involved with the Bisons or- ganization. “We’re trying to get our brand out in the mainstream so it’s

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a team. “This is a big step for the company to make. The organiza- tion for one made it any easy decision and two I think the mileage and exposure in the game, it’s all positive for our organization,” said Gellately. He added that the logo would not have significant chang- es. “We don’t want to change a whole lot of the image of the Bisons because there is history and personally I’m a tradi- tionalist at heart as well.”

The UFA Bisons used a quick turnaround from an opening game loss to beat the host Albatros du College Notre-Dame 7-1

in Game 2 of the Telus Cup on April 21 in Riviere du Loup, Que.

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Bisons making statement at Telus Cup

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

TELUS CUP GAME 1 (APRIL 20): UFA BISONS VS. GRANDIERS DE CHATEAUGUAY The UFA Bisons led 3-1 after two periods over the Quebec representatives in the Grandiers de Chateauguay, but could not hang on in the opening game of the Telus Cup on April 20 in Riviere-du-Loup, Que. The Herd found themselves in unfamiliar ter- ritory, being shorthanded for most of the third, and watched the Grandiers score four answered markers to win 5-4. Assistant coach Dave Atwood was thrilled with the start the team had, but the result was a much different feeling. “We got the start we wanted and probably where it started to turn on us is that we started to get out of sync because we were taking a few penalties. When that happens, things get a little bit out of place because you have your penalty killers out there and they’re playing a little ex- tra, guys are not getting out there when they should be,” said Atwood. “For the first game in the tournament, we haven’t had a result like that in quite some time, it was different for us. The other team took advantage of that and scored four unanswered goals.” Frustration appeared to be evident amongst the players and that was a factor in not playing their games. “We got a little frustrated with ourselves be- cause it’s out of character for us and took a mo- ment to shake that out of our system,” said At- wood. Atwood tipped his hat to the Grandiers for capitalizing on their chances. “You have to give that team credit because they are a good team. I don’t want to take any- thing away from them,” said Atwood. Will Conley and Shane Fraser scored power play goals in the first while Zachary Cox added one in the middle frame.

TELUS CUP GAME 2 (APRIL 21): UFA BISONS VS. ALBATROS DU COLLEGE NOTRE-DAME A quick turnaround for the UFA Bisons may

have been all the team needed to forget about the tournament opener. The club gave up a shorthanded goal to the host club in the first, but quite handily con- trolled the game en route to a 7-1 victory. Head coach Dan MacDonald admits in a short tournament, it was pivotal to win the second one. “They get to be (important) fast because you don’t know how things are going to shake out,” said MacDonald. “You just have to be ready to win some games off the bat and yesterday was

such a tough game because of all the turmoil we went through,” MacDonald felt that even though both teams were tied after one, that his club was able to find

a groove in the second and play with it. “Once we get on a role, we’re really good, and that’s what happened – we got two quick goals. Everybody believed in themselves and

that’s the big thing with this age level, you can really change the game fast,” said MacDonald. “You need a bond if you’re going to succeed, the guys really like each other and work hard together, you know they’re going to rally behind each other when things are tough.” Forward Gary Haden admits there was no bet- ter feeling than getting the win to avoid having an elimination feeling in the early stages of the tournament. “It was really important, we thought going in

it was a must win,” said Haden. “After giving up

the 3-1 lead going into the third (in Game 1), it

was really good to come back and get this one so we don’t have our backs against the wall.” He felt after they got the first one, the momen- tum just continued the rest of the game. “We said stick to the plan, the first 10 minutes we didn’t play our game, and we were watch- ing them and they’re a real quick team,” said Haden. “Then once we got going near the end of the period we got one goal and we got all the momentum and ended up potting four in four minutes (in the second period).” Kyle Gordon led the way with two while Haden, Will Conley, Markus Lavallee, Trygve Many Guns and Davis Sheldon rounded out the offense.

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Calgary Rough- necks player Geoff Snider gives tips to Strathmore Lacrosse coaches during a practice session on April 15 at the Strath- more Family Centre.

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Strathmore lacrosse is growing

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

Strathmore Lacrosse has had more players register this season than ever to the point where they have had to ex- pand their teams to begin the season on April 27. President Chris Iversen is glad to see the increased numbers in the sport. “We’re probably up another 30 play- ers from last year again. We’ve had some really good growth again with the younger ages, novice (and) peewee,” said Iversen. “This year is the first time ever we’ve had three peewee teams. We were pret- ty happy with two the last couple.” The amount of girls playing in the sport has been great to see but the Iversen knows that there will be a lot of basics to be taught. “It’s growing a little bit, it’s always a little bit slower. This year I have prob- ably about three or four who have nev- er played on the midget girls team, we have seven or eight players that never

played before on the bantam girls,” said Iversen. “It’s back to basics, it’s nice that they’re a little bit older, in terms of physical de- velopment and stuff like that, they can pick up things pretty quick.” Iversen will be keeping close tabs on the progression of the peewee teams this season. “I think our teams are going to be pretty good at that level because there is quite a few experienced players as well as there are some new players in there. It’ll be nice to get those experienced players together to make those teams a little more competitive,” said Iversen. He credits most of the team’s success to detailed development over the years. “The development of our players has been consistent over the years where we’re getting to the point that we have some good competitive teams. Having more players at each level has allowed us to tier the teams, “said Iversen. The Strathmore Lacrosse has grown over 50 per cent in the last 4 years and is still continuing to.

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Raiders look to build momentum at Alberta Cup

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

The 2015 Alberta Cup’s Team South will have five players from the Wheat- land area on their roster. Tyler Strath, Cole Clayton, Lucas Muenchrath, Joel Krahenbil and Lang- don’s Brady Skiffington are familiar with each other having played together on the Rocky Mountain bantam triple A Raiders team. The tournament will be a chance for the players to get noticed by scouts in preparation for the WHL bantam draft that will happen on May 7. Muenchrath knows he just has to play to his strengths every game. “If I want to be drafted, I have to play my best hockey down there because it’s the best guys in Alberta playing,” said Muenchrath. He felt that he played well enough against the top players in camp and re- ally embraced the challenge. “They’re really good and they stood out because there is some kids coming from minor hockey, they stuck out a lot,” said Muenchrath. The high of winning the league and

going to Westerns had really helped the Raiders players in the camp. “We hadn’t been to Westerns before that, but when we won the league, that brought everyone’s momentum up and the Raiders looked really good out there,” said Muenchrath. He admits that he will have to play all areas of the game to be successful. “You have to bring it all, play a two way game, do what you can do and play your best,” said Muenchrath. He added also that it will help having

Krahenbil on his line to provide that in- stant chemistry. Krahnebil likes how he will have a lot of his Raiders teammates on the team. “It’s pretty cool because we know ev- erybody and that just helps us become

a better team way quicker in a tourna-

ment like this,” said Krahenbil. He felt he had a solid showing at the camp. “I felt I did pretty good. I played with

a couple guys from my team on my try- out team and we played pretty well to- gether and having them made me more comfortable on the ice,” said Krahenbil. The tournament is April 29 to May 3 in Canmore.

Generals fall in Allan Cup Final

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

The Bentley Generals left it all on the ice in the Allan Cup final but were defeated 2-0 by the South East Prairie Thunder of Manitoba on April 18 in Clarenville, NFLD. The team went undefeated through the round robin but ran into some hot goaltending in the final. “We played a strong game as well as they did. Their goaltender played re- ally well as well as ours. (The Thun- der) stuck to a game plan and (we) just couldn’t penetrate through the middle or get our scoring opportunities,” said forward Keenan Desmet. The teams at the tournament were the best six teams in Canada. They all played hard and proved to be stiff com- petition.

“The competition was never any worse, it’s always hard to play any team in the round robin or the finals but

this year I think we had a pretty strong team,” said Desmet. “I thought we had the chance to win

it but sometimes obviously things don’t

work out the way you want it to.” He says that none of the teams were giving the Generals any room on the ice. “I think most of the team there were gunning for us as we’ve been playing together all year and we were the high- ly ranked team in the tournament. They played us tight, (and) knew what we had with big bodies and physicality,” said Desmet Desmet, along with many of the other Generals, will rest up during the off- season and determine his hockey future later in the summer.

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MacDonald pursuing pro rodeo career

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

20’s, a few (of them are) buddies of mine that I’ve been travelling with all year, so good riders and good competi- tion. There was only six bareback rid- ers including me,” said MacDonald. MacDonald is hoping to move up from amateur to the professional ro- deos this season.

“Last season I strictly did semi-pro amateur rodeos in Alberta. This year I’m going to CCA, it’s a semi-pro associa- tion in Saskatchewan and I’m also going to get my feet wet, go and do some of the profes- sional rodeos in Strath- more, Ponoka and head out to BC,” said MacDonald. “I’m really excited to ride against the best riders in the world and hopefully step my

game up and do pretty good this year.” Because of his win at the Canadian Rodeo College Association Final, Mac- Donald should be competing in the

World Nationals in Castor, Wyoming in June.

Strathmore bareback rider Tate Mac- Donald just recently won Canadian Rodeo College Association’s Final in Edmonton from March 26-28, and is

looking to get some experience in the pro circuit this year. “It felt pretty good and

I had family there watch- ing, (they were) pretty proud of me. It was just a big personal accom- plishment for me,” said MacDonald. MacDonald won the bareback final and he accredits his success to the quality stock avail- able for him to ride. “I just went in there with a good mind frame, (was) confident, and

drew some good horses.

I did the best I could and

see where the chips fell and they fell pretty good for me,” said MacDonald. Most of the other competitors were closely matched to MacDonald, both in age and standings.

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The 2015 Strathmore baseball season is shaping up to be another successful campaign. There has not been much change from last year and the association sim- ply wants the kids to enjoy themselves on the diamond. “The purpose of minor ball is to or- ganize a program where the kids can have fun and learn the game of base- ball,” said Strathmore baseball presi- dent Daren Kennett. There will be lots of baseball being played locally this year will a signifi- cant number of kids registered. “We have about 350 kids playing baseball this year. There is seven girls teams playing in the Calgary soft- ball league,” said Kennett. “The base- ball (divisions), either will play in the Baseball Alberta league or they’ll play in a Rocky View league consisting of Drumheller, Standard, Hussar, Irricana and Siksika. We’ll have 75 kids that are playing t-ball, there’s about 60 kids playing rookie ball, mosquito will have four teams, peewee will have one play in the Baseball Alberta League and two play in the Rocky View league and ban- tam that will have one in each.” The midget triple A Reds will be play- ing more home games this year at Kins- men Park as they are joining the Nor- West league. “They’re our top team in town this year in the NorWest league and their big trip this year is going to Tennessee to play for eight days,” said Kennett. He believes that there is a lot of po- tential on this team, and that it’s a team that will be exciting to watch. “They’ve got some very capable base- ball players on that team and it’s excit- ing to have some more home games. Part of the issue with the tournaments, it that we were always gone and so we wanted to try to get some home games and showcase the kids a little more,” said Kennett. Coaches are always needed and Ken- nett admits there are always spots to

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19th Annual

Festival of

for further information. 19th Annual Festival of Music 2 0 1 5 Thursday, May 14th! 7:00

Music 2015

Thursday, May 14th!

7:00 pm Strathmore Alliance Church

Join in a fun evening of MUSIC !! Music students, music teachers, any of those who wish to perform vocally or instrumentally, solo, duet or as a group – all are welcome to participate in the program!

Entry deadline is May 10th

Admission: Monetary donation to Project Hope and/or provide a non-perishable food item for the Wheatland Food Bank

For more information and to be on the program please contact

Kathie Zakresky 934-5477

email: kathiezak@gmail.com

Kathie Zakresky 934-5477 email: kathiezak@gmail.com ANNUAL MARKET Saturday, April 25 10 am - 2 pm Strathmore
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ANNUAL MARKET

Saturday, April 25 10 am - 2 pm

Strathmore Civic Centre

Come do your pre-Mothers Day shopping at the Market with many vendors selling a variety of wares. Flowers will be given out to the first 50 Mom’s that come to the Market.

Admission to the Market is a Food Donation.

The Market is looking for vendors for this Market. For more info go to

www.strathmorefarmersmarket.ca

or 403-901-0477

COMING EVENTS

VEHICLES

The Carseland PB Club presents a Ladies “Roaring Twenties Flapper Tea”
The Carseland PB Club presents a Ladies
“Roaring Twenties Flapper Tea”

Sunday, May 3rd @ 1:30 pm Carseland Community Hall

Tickets only $10, available at the Carseland Library, Connie Lausen @ 403.943.3997 or contact any PB Club Member

There will be exciting vendors, entertainment and Pie Walks. ‘Wear your best Flapper outfit’

Strathmore High School Parent Organized Graduation Banquet

BOTTLE

DRIVE

Saturday, April 25 10 am to 3 pm

Students will be collecting bottles, if you like you can leave bottles outside marked for the SHS Parent Organized Banquet.

Donations can also be left at Bottle Depot until the end of May.

BOTTLE

DRIVE

MAY 9, 2015

The 1st Strathmore Scouts are holding a bottle drive on May 9. If you have donations & will not be available, please contact Tammy at

403-333-5887.

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Strathmore Travelodge re- quires FULL TIME HOUSE- KEEPERS. $14.00/hr. Duties include but not limited to:

dusting, vacuuming, mopping, strip and make beds, clean washrooms, clean windows and mirrors, stock cart. Please email resumes to: info@trav- elodgestrathmore.com or in person at the front desk, 350 Ridge Rd, Strathmore or via fax (403) 901-0016.

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FULL-TIME GRAPHICS DE- SIGNER required at the Vermilion Voice newspaper. Some weekend schedul- ing. Some experience is required. Email resume to:

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HEAD BAR STEWART P/T BAR SERVERS

PLEASE DROP OFF YOUR RESUME AT THE BAR IN THE LEGION IN A SEALED ENVELOPE, STATING PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL, ADDRESSED TO THE ATTENTION OF BAR CHAIRMAN, BRUCE WESTGARD.

Double Double Strathmore Ltd o/a Tim Hortons 310B Ridge Road Strathmore, AB

7 FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANTS

Permanent/Part Time/All Day Parts Some High School Education $12.50/Hr Health Benefits after 6 Months Start Date: As soon as possible

Visit Tim Hortons website for full job description Email resume to doubledoublestrathmore@gmail.com or Fax resume to 403-934-6658

HELP WANTED

2 positions Kitchen Assistant Restaurant Manager $15.62 Hourly, for 35.00 Hours per week Experience: 1
2 positions Kitchen Assistant Restaurant Manager $15.62 Hourly, for 35.00 Hours per week Experience: 1

2 positions

Kitchen Assistant Restaurant Manager

$15.62 Hourly, for 35.00 Hours per week Experience: 1 to less than 3 years Reports to kithcn manager

Skills: Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a restaurant, bar, cafeteria or other food or beverage service Determine type of services to be offered and implement operational procedures. Recruit staff and oversee staff training Set staff work schedules and monitor staff performance Control inventory, monitor revenues and modify procedures and prices. Resolve customer complaints and ensure health and safety regulations are followed Negotiate arrangements with suppliers for food and other supplies. Negotiate arrangements with clients for catering or use of facilities for banquets or receptions.

How to Apply with resume: to 510 Highway #1 Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1M6 By Mail or In Person between 9:00 and 17:00 or by email roadhouserestaurant.strathmore@gmail.com

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ACQUISITIONS CLERK

Marigold Library System – Strathmore, Alberta

Marigold Library System is seeking a highly motivated Acquisitions Clerk to join its collaborative team at the Headquarters office in Strathmore, Alberta. The successful candidate will have a strong ability and enthusiasm for working with acquisitions and bibliographic functions to ensure efficient and accurate service for member libraries in a customer-focused consortia environment.

You will order and receive library materials, track order cancellations, and code invoices for payment. You will provide support to library staff on selection tools including electronic ordering and maintaining user accounts.

Education and Experience Required

• Post-secondary training with at least two years directly related experience in an office or library environment.

• Intermediate MS Office Suite knowledge

• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

• Excellent customer service skills

• Familiarity with the publishing industry is an asset

Marigold Library System provides cost-effective public library services for over 280,000 residents of south central Alberta through 37 member libraries, 13 paperback deposits and a Library to You (L2U) service. As a member of TRAC (The Regional Automation Consortium) and the RISE Videoconference Network, Marigold is committed to collaboration and innovation. Find out more about Marigold at www.marigold.ab.ca

The position has a 35 hour work week; 7.5 hour days with an Earned Day Off every 15th day after three months of employment. Marigold Library System provides a competitive salary and benefits package.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter, along with three references to:

a resume and cover letter, along with three references to: Laura Taylor, Assistant Director Marigold Library

Laura Taylor, Assistant Director Marigold Library System 710 2nd St, Strathmore, AB T1P 1K4 Email: laura@marigold.ab.ca

Closing date for this position is Friday, May 1, 2015 at 4:30pm. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

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HELP WANTED

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR PO- SITION AVAILABLE at The Toddle Inn Daycare. Child Care Worker or Supervisor. Criminal record check and first aid are required. Drop off resume at 309 2nd Ave. or email to toddlein@telus. net. Benefits after three months.

380 Ridge Rd., Strathmore Station Restaurant & Pub is hiring: Bar Manager Strathmore, AB T1P

380 Ridge Rd.,

Strathmore Station Restaurant & Pub

is hiring:

Bar Manager

Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5

1 Full time, Permanent $15.75 Hourly, for 40.00 Hours per week

Experience: 2 to 3 years Credentials/Education: Must have (or get within 30 days of hire): AGLC Smart Serve Programs (PROtect, PROserve, REELfacts), First Aid Certificate, CPR Certificate, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Certificate Business Equipment and Computer Applications:

Squirrel POS system, General office equipment, Record keeping, Cashiering, Microsoft Office Duties/Abilities: Must plan, organize, direct, control, and evaluate daily operations, while ensuring that all health, safety, and liquor legislation and regulations are followed. Responsible for the hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of 20+ staff. Respond to customer complaints and negotiate with clients for catering or use of facilities, Must possess great oral communication, excellent problem solving skills, and organized job task planning abilities. Must be customer service oriented and be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment while paying attention to detail. Standing and/or walking for extended periods. Speak, Read, Write English.

How to Apply: In Person between 9:00 and 17:00, or By E-mail to strathmorestationjobs@gmail.com

HELP WANTED

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Strathmore Station Restaurant & Pub is hiring: Banquet & Catering Service Manager 1 Permanent, Full

Strathmore Station Restaurant & Pub

is hiring:

Banquet & Catering Service Manager

1 Permanent, Full Time $15.75 Hourly, for 44.00 Hours per week

Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years Requirements: Completion of high school, safe food handling certificate. Skills and Duties: Basic Duties include:

Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate daily catering and banquet operations and implement operational procedures, Control inventory, Ensure health and safety regulations are followed, Negotiate arrangements with suppliers for food and other supplies. Develop, implement and analyze budgets. Ability to supervise 20 or less staff in a fast-paced environment, under pressure, while paying attention to detail. Standing and walking for extended periods required. Cooking experience required.

How to Apply

In Person between 11:00 and 17:00 :

380 Ridge Road, Strathmore, Alberta, T1P 1B5 By E-mail: strathmorestationjobs@gmail.com

TOWN OF STRATHMORE Where Quality of Life is A Way of Life HEAVY DUTY APPRENTICE
TOWN OF STRATHMORE
Where Quality of Life is A Way of Life
HEAVY DUTY APPRENTICE MECHANIC
YR. 2 OR YR. 3
Competition # TOS2015-05
The Town of Strathmore is a vibrant and progressive community of 13,000 people, located on
the Trans Canada Highway 40 km. East of Calgary. We are looking for a dynamic and highly
motivated individual to join the public works team. Reporting to the Operations Manager of
Public Works, the Apprentice Mechanic is responsible to perform apprentice level work in their
respective trade.
Duties will include but are not limited to:
• Troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing of municipal equipment
• Perform service calls in the field or other Town facilities
• Complete precision work and solve problems with/under the direction of the heavy
duty mechanic
• Be actively involved in the preventative and corrective maintenance of systems and
projects within the Town
• Other responsibilities as assigned
Qualifications and Skills
• 2nd or 3rd year Apprentice Heavy Equipment experience/knowledge
• Must possess and maintain a valid Alberta Class 3 Operators License with Q endorsement,
or willing to get
• Experience using a variety of vehicles, light and heavy equipment including hand and
power tools, tandem trucks, graders, wheel loaders and/or other equipment
• Ability to communicate and work effectively as part of a team and independently from
time to time, with minimal supervision
• Must be able to determine priority in case of emergency
• Flexibility to perform duties after regular hours, on weekends and holidays, as required,
to meet the scheduling and community needs
• Basic computer skills are required
• First Aid Certificate
Experience: Municipal experience will be considered a definite asset.
Salary: The Town of Strathmore offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes the
Local Authorities Pension Plan, and Health & Wellness Benefit.
Applicants will be subject to a Criminal Records Check, must provide a current Alberta Drivers
abstract and supply proof of registration in the apprenticeship program.
The Town of Strathmore is an employer offering opportunity to succeed in service to our com-
munity and the prospect to take advantage of our unique and excellent quality of life.
If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please forward your
resume to:
Shannon Cuff, HR Coordinator
Town of Strathmore
680 Westchester Road, Strathmore, AB T1P 1J1
Phone: (403) 934-3133
Fax: (403) 934 -4713
Email: opportunities@strathmore.ca
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Competition closes April 26, 2015.

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Strathmore Station Restaurant & Pub is hiring: Cooks 380 Ridge Rd., Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5

Strathmore Station Restaurant & Pub

is hiring:

Cooks

380 Ridge Rd., Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5

3 Full time, Permanent $13.50 Hourly, for 44.00 Hours per week

Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years

Specific Skills: Prepare and cook full course meals and individual dishes, Ensure quality of food and determine size of food proportions, Work with minimal supervision, Prepare dishes for customers with food allergies or intolerances, Inspect kitchens and food service areas, Train staff in preparation, cooking and handling of food, Work with specialized cooking equipment (deep fryer, etc.), Clean kitchen and work areas. Working with others, Problem solving, Decision making, Critical thinking, Significant use of memory, Finding information, Continuous learning. Speak English, Read English, Write English.

How to Apply: In Person between 9:00 and 17:00, or By E-mail to strathmorestationjobs@gmail.com

Strathmore Station Restaurant & Pub is hiring: Kitchen Helpers (Dishwashers) 380 Ridge Rd., Strathmore, AB

Strathmore Station Restaurant & Pub

is hiring:

Kitchen

Helpers

(Dishwashers)

380 Ridge Rd., Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5

3 Full time, Permanent $12.50 Hourly, for 44.00 Hours per week

Experience: Experience an asset Skills: Wash, peel and cut vegetables and fruit, Clean and sanitize kitchen including work surfaces, cupboards, storage areas, appliances and equipment, Receive, unpack and store supplies in refrigerators, freezers, cupboards and other storage areas, Remove kitchen garbage and trash, Handle and store cleaning products, Sweep and mop floors. Operate dishwashers to wash dishes, glassware and flatware, Sanitize and wash dishes and other items by hand, Clean and sanitize items such as dishwasher mats, carts and waste disposal units. Lifting Up to 9 kg (20 lbs). Speak English, Read English, Write English.

How to Apply: In Person between 9:00 and 17:00, or By E-mail to strathmorestationjobs@gmail.com

HELP WANTED

is hiring: Cooks 4 Full Time, Permanent $13.50 Hourly, for 44.00 Hours per week Experience:
is hiring: Cooks 4 Full Time, Permanent $13.50 Hourly, for 44.00 Hours per week Experience:

is hiring:

Cooks

4 Full Time, Permanent $13.50 Hourly, for 44.00 Hours per week Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years

Skills: Prepare and cook full course meals and individual dishes including for customers with food allergies or intolerances, while ensuring quality of food and determine size of food proportions are met. Work with minimal supervision and train staff in preparation, cooking and handling of food. Clean and inspect kitchens and food service areas, Work with specialized cooking equipment (deep fryer, etc). Good oral communication, ability to work with others, job task planning and organizing, and significant use of memory required. Speak English, Read English, Write English

How to Apply- with resume to: 510 Highway #1 Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1M6 By Mail or In Person between 9:00 and 17:00 :

By Fax :(403) 934-9502

Strathmore Station Restaurant & Pub is hiring: Kitchen & Banquet Food Services Manager 1 Permanent,
Strathmore Station Restaurant & Pub is hiring: Kitchen & Banquet Food Services Manager 1 Permanent,
Strathmore Station Restaurant & Pub is hiring: Kitchen & Banquet Food Services Manager 1 Permanent,

Strathmore Station Restaurant & Pub

is hiring:

Kitchen & Banquet Food Services Manager

1 Permanent, Full Time $16 hourly for 44 hour per week minimum 5 years experience required

1 Permanent, Full Time $16 hourly for 44 hour per week minimum 5 years experience required
Requirements: Completion of high school, Food Safe Handling Certificate, First Aid & CPR Certifi- cate,

Requirements: Completion of high school, Food Safe Handling Certificate, First Aid & CPR Certifi- cate, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Certificate. Must speak, read, write English. Managerial and Cooking experience required. This senior management position must plan, organize, direct, control, and evaluate daily opera- tions of kitchen and banquets, while ensuring that all health and safety legislation and regulations are followed. Responsible for the hiring, training, scheduling, supervision, and conduct reviews of 20+ staff. Other duties/supervision duties include:

inventory control, food and supply ordering and receiving, food quality and portion control, food costing,

inventory control, food and supply ordering and receiving, food quality and portion control, food costing, maintenance and cleaning of all kitchen work areas and equipment, and negotiate with clients or communicate with other managers for catering, use of facilities, complaint resolution, or special menu or dietary concerns. Must possess great oral communication, excellent problem solving skills, and organized job task plan- ning abilities. Must be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment while paying attention to detail. Standing and/or walking for extended pe- riods. Must be willing to work day or evening shifts, and be available for weekends and holidays.

To Apply: In Person between 11:00 and 17:00 :

To Apply: In Person between 11:00 and 17:00 :

380 Ridge Road, Strathmore, AlbertaT1P 1B5 By E-mail:

380 Ridge Road, Strathmore, AlbertaT1P 1B5 By E-mail:

strathmorestationjobs@gmail.com

strathmorestationjobs@gmail.com

HELP WANTED

 

Growing Families Society

Growing Families Society is a not-for-profit agency in search of 2 team players for the 5 for Life Early Childhood Mapping Initiative. If the description below interests you, send us your resume:

SUMMER STUDENT

 

Provide administrative support to assist with the efficient and effective functioning of the 5 for Life Committee, including recording secretary at meetings; under the organizational structure of Growing Families Society.

Provide program development & special events with a focus on ages 0 to 5 years in partnership and/or stand alone activities in Strathmore and Wheatland County – involving 6 Saturdays.

Develop June to September newsletters plus update a 10 month template; assist with the Community Calendar of events and a social media campaign.

Book facilities and dates for summer and fall programming; prepare advertising; purchase products.

Collecting and collating information on organizations, programs, websites and companies into the data base.

Implement action items based on sub-committee work plan for 3 grants.

 

Liaison with professional and community agencies as appropriate.

Liaison with Growing Opportunities and Bridging the Gap team members ~ relative to program efficiency and space utilization. Specifics:

Post secondary enrollment in related fields such as education, early childhood, nursing, and/or human services.

A maximum of 21 hours a week; salary range is based on experience and education with a starting rate of $12.00 per hour, no benefits, subject to grant approval.

Start date – Tuesday, May 19, 2015 to end of August

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD CONNECTOR

To develop an Early Childhood Connector Program, that would provide support and referrals for families whose children are in need of services or specialized support from community-based programs and ser- vices. Services provided would be family-led. This is a new position with the person engaged to:

Identify complex issues that affect child development in our community.

 

Develop community response models based on families’ experiences during crisis which impact the development of their children.

Provide support and referrals to families to ensure that the response models are functional for our community.

Provide training sessions to the community network on the models to ensure that regardless of their entry point, families are able to access the full range of resources that they need

Provide support programs and processes that build on the strengths in families, provide early

intervention strategies and work within the reality of each family’s everyday life-taking services to them when and if necessary.

Identify, develop and coordinate service expansion within existing resources and encompassing the needs of caregivers.

Identify programming gaps and determine an action plan and/or implementation. Specifics:

 

Post secondary education in related fields such as education, social work, early childhood, nursing, and/or human services.

Start date – Tuesday, May 26 to December 2015; maximum of 14 hours a week