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DECEMBER 4, 2015 TIMES Locally Owned & Operated STRATHMORE VOLUME 7 ISSUE 49 Paul Kautz 403-875-4166

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Opposition faces Bill 6

MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

Thousands of outraged Alberta farmers are flock- ing to town hall meetings across the province and the steps of the legislature, for a chance to have their voices heard against a rushed bill that seeks to sub- ject all farming operations to a one-size-fits-all solu- tion. The Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Work- ers Act would demand ranches and farmers to follow health and safety regulations, which includes the op- portunity for paid workers to join a union, negotiate wages and benefits, and require operations to protect their employees under the Workers Compensation Board – a requirement many local small farming op- erations say would put them out of business. The legislation also allows Occupational Health and Safety to inspect Alberta farms and ranches and has many farmers worried about their day-to-day opera- tions. Alberta farmers argue a small farming operation should not be treated the same as a large factory. “With the new standards they want in place, WCB on top of OHS and courses they want you to take, I couldn’t afford it,” said small business owner Kim Betournay, who owns Hoof Prints, a children’s pet- ting zoo. “To put out that cost, I would never recoup it. Not to mention the insurance I have to pay already to pro- tect myself. That actual insurance that I pay covers me more than WCB ever would. I don’t think it’s viable financially. I believe it infringes on our civil rights. They try to tell us how to run our families and I don’t think that’s right.” Alberta, which is the last province in Canada who would adopt such legislation, fell victim to the uproar, when the NDP government proposed the legislation without consulting the farming and ranching commu- nity for input and feedback. When Strathmore-Brooks MLA Derek Fildebrandt travelled to Edmonton for Question Period, he joined a thousand farmers on the steps of the legislature protesting the bill. He added that the Wildrose Alliance Party asked nearly 20 ques- tions pertaining to Bill 6 and received unsatisfactory responses. “I’m not against some changes here, what I’m against is not asking farmers for their opinion on this farm bill,” said Fildebrandt. “I’m against treating multi-generational family farms the exact same as a massive assembly-line factory. What they are doing here will allow government OHS employees to go onto family farm yards and homes without any warning and conduct safety inspections and even property seizures. They will treat the farm house the same as a factory, because it does not make any distinction.”

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Light Up the Night! The Celebration of Lights opened its doors to nearly 2,000 visitors

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The Celebration of Lights opened its doors to nearly 2,000 visitors for their eighth an- nual Light Up the Night on Nov. 28. For more coverage of Santa in the Park, the Santa Claus Parade, and the Light Up the Night, see Page 3.

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December 4, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 3 Santa Claus Parade Numerous floats took part
December 4, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 3 Santa Claus Parade Numerous floats took part
December 4, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 3 Santa Claus Parade Numerous floats took part
December 4, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 3 Santa Claus Parade Numerous floats took part
December 4, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 3 Santa Claus Parade Numerous floats took part
December 4, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 3 Santa Claus Parade Numerous floats took part
December 4, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 3 Santa Claus Parade Numerous floats took part

Santa Claus Parade

Numerous floats took part in this year’s Santa Claus parade on Nov. 28, organized by Aztec Real Estate. The Town of Strathmore also awarded $500 to the Ball Brothers Grinch and the Strathmore Community Foot- ball Association for tying for first place with their floats. Deb Murray Real Estate and the Strathmore Pawn & Collectives also received $300 for winning second place.

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The eighth annual Light Up the Night kicked off on Nov. 28, opening its doors to roughly 2,000 individuals. The night included appearances by Mayor Michael Ell, Bow River Riding MP Martin Shields, and the Strathmore and District Agricul- tural Society’s General Manager Herb McLane. The night also featured an Elvis impersonator and Santa and Mrs. Claus, before finishing off the night with a fireworks display.

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The Town of Strathmore COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS – NOVEMBER 18, 2015 Cordially invites you to our
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COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS – NOVEMBER 18, 2015
Cordially invites you to our
Council moved In Camera at 6:00 PM to matters under FOIPP s. 21.
2015 Council
Council adopted the agenda of the November 18, 2015 Regular
Council Meeting with the following additions or deletions:
Additions:
Christmas
5.2
Rev. Bryan Beveridge – St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church
Open House
5.3
Western District Historical Society
8.5
Aquatic Centre Air Handling Unit
8.6
Scope of Change for Contract – Traditional Solutions
Council adopted the November 4, 2015 Regular Council Meeting
minutes as presented.
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Reverend Bryan Beveridge spoke with Council about the Anglican
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Church.
So far the congregation has spent $60,000 to make the church
safe in order to sell the property. Rev. Beveridge is asking Council to
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680 Westchester Road
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exercise caution in designating the church a historical site as this could
damage the congregation and the purchaser of the property.
The purchaser is willing to allow for the removal of the church within a
reasonable amount of time.
Council accepted the presentation from Reverend Bryan Beveridge
When:
December 4, 2015
regarding the Anglican Church for information.
Mr. Bruce Klaiber spoke with Council in regard to the events that
Time:
4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
have taken place up until this point with trying to acquire the Anglican
Church. Originally the group had looked for a place for the church to be
moved. The location identified did not work out. It has been indicated
to the historical society that once a historical building has been moved
from its site it loses its historical status. Without historical status the
group would not be able to get grants for the building. The group had
discussed purchasing the church in order to keep its historical status.
Council gave first reading to Bylaw No. 15-30 Land Use Bylaw
Amendment Bylaw.
Council moved to hold a Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 15-30 on
December 16, 2015.
Council gave first, second, third and final reading to Bylaw No. 15-38
Traffic Advisory Committee.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, DECEMBER
16, 2015, 7:00 PM: BYLAW NO. 15-30
Council refused the month to month lease agreement between the
Town of Strathmore and the Calgary Cooperative Association Ltd. for a
monthly cost of $1,576.50 per month.
Council directed Administration to negotiate a $1/month lease
Bylaw No. 15-30: Proposed amendment to the Land Use District Map in
the Land Use Bylaw by changing the land use designation of Lots 9-10,
Block 31, Plan 2131JK (303 Waddy Lane) from R1 – Single Detached
Residential District to R3M – Medium Density Modest Residential District
as shown on Schedule “A” attached.
agreement for the Calgary Coop Parking Lot with provisions for the Town
to remove the snow and to hold insurance on the property.
Council commissioned a fire services study to ascertain a specific
interpretation of the 10 minute response rule and that the study be
undertaken immediately and completed, if possible, within 90 days and
A copy of the proposed Bylaws may be inspected by the public during
regular office hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday at the Town
Office (680 Westchester Road, Strathmore, AB), or can be found on the
Town website (www.strathmore.ca/bylaws_under_review). Please
contact the Town Office if you would like an opportunity to review and
provide input on the proposed amendments prior to the Public Hearing.
The Public Hearing will be held at the Council Chambers, Strathmore
Municipal Building, 680 Westchester Road, Strathmore Alberta
on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, commencing at 7:00 pm with
procedures in accordance with the Town of Strathmore Council
Procedural Bylaw #07-11 and amendments thereto. Any person or
group of persons, or person acting someone’s behalf, who claims to be
affected by any or all of the proposed bylaws may present suggestions
or concerns by making a submission to the public hearing.
Written submissions to the Public Hearing or the name of any person
wishing to make an oral presentation at the Public Hearing must be
received by the Planning and Development Department prior to 12:00
noon on Thursday, December 10, 2015 as outlined in Bylaw #07-11 and
amendments thereto. If your written submission is not received by this
time, please provide fifteen (15) copies for distribution at the Public
Hearing. Each person wishing to address Council at the Public Hearing
shall complete their verbal presentation within five minutes. Please note
that written submissions will become public documents once submitted
to the Town, unless otherwise requested.
that the cost of the study not exceed $50,000 with funds to be drawn from
the financial stabilization reserve.
Council approved the proposed street names for Edgefield Phase 2,
as shown on the attached “Schedule A”.
Council approved the gifts donated to Councillor Sobol and presented
to the Youth Club.
Council proclaimed November 20, 2015 as National Child Day in
Strathmore.
Council extended the Lease Agreement between the Town of
Strathmore and H&H Huxted for a period of ten (10) years, with an option
to renew for an additional ten (10) years based upon the continued
success of the project which the criteria for success will be determined
by Town of Strathmore Administration and H&H Huxted.
Council approved the emergent upgrades to the Air Handling Unit
at the Strathmore Aquatic Centre and employ Associated Engineering
and Convergent Technologies to complete the necessary work for a
project cost of $126,500 plus taxes with funds to be drawn from financial
stabilization.
Council directed administration to utilize funds approved in the
budget to change the scope to include a needs assessment.
Mayor Ell thanked the McDonald’s Restaurant in Strathmore for
holding United Way Day. A portion of the food that was sold will be
donated to the Strathmore United Way.
Schedule “A”
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The Purpose of this Committee is recommending to the Town of
Strathmore Approving Authority and Council, regarding:
A) Exterior building material and design features,
B) Mix of land uses,
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RCMP seize drugs from speeding car

MIRIAM

OSTERMANN

Times

Associate Editor

S t r a t h m o r e RCMP received a surprise on Nov.

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are only a cer- tain amount of routes they can travel,” said Sgt. Steve Vince with the Strathmore

Upon interac- tions with the 53-year-old Sas- katchewan driv- er, whose name has not yet been released, RCMP discovered 7.2 lbs of marijuana as well as more than $2,500 in

The driver was arrested for Pos- session for the Purpose of Traf- ficking and is scheduled to ap- pear in Strath- more Provincial Court on Jan. 5,

2016.

RCMP. “There’s certainly a lot of drugs going down the high- way. Being able

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Strathmore RCMP is currently investigating a number of thefts that occurred at the Strathmore Swimming Pool. On November 29th, cash and a vehicle key FOB were taking from several lockers sometime between 130pm and 5pm. Should you have any information that could assist in solving this investigation, please contact the Strathmore RCMP

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Strathmore Municipal Library prepares for Christmas

MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

With Christmas fast approaching and in the wake of last year’s overwhelming success, the Strathmore Municipal Library is gearing up for another week of exciting programs that cater to the town’s youngest residents and seek to bring back some fan favourites. The introduction of some new initiatives last year proved popular among many residents, resulting in a large turnout that sometimes left staff scrambling. This year, however, the staff is expecting to expand the ex- perience in a more structured way. “It’s going to be bright and happy and exciting and we’re going to pack the library tight,” said Carmen Eri- son, the assistant to the director of library services. “Bigger and better than last year, more exciting, but more controlled. We wanted to do this because we know that the kids are off school between Christmas and New Year, and the library is typically closed be-

tween that time. This is our last blowout before the end of the year.” Back by popular demand, the library will be featur- ing Ginger All the Way, which made its debut last year. As 50 participants showed up last year, the program will run in three separate sessions this year, each ac- commodating 15 participants. While the program was free last year, it left a sizable hole in the budget that now means participants will pay a $5 fee. However, the library provides all supplies, including the gingerbread train, icing and the candy. “Last year was our first time running this program,” said Erison. “We couldn’t have anticipated that big of a response, so this year we’re looking to do it a little bit more smarter and a little bit more organized. We think it’s going to be a spectacular event.” The library is also bringing back the Holiday Make- shop program, which is based on Makerspaces. Chil- dren will be provided with numerous crafts and create Christmas gifts or items. This program is free to attend

and requires no registration. Then on Dec. 23, two family Christmas films will be showcased during Merry and Bright Movies. The event will offer complimentary hot chocolate and popcorn and is free for all ages. For more details and movie titles visit www.strathmorelibrary.ca or visit the Strath- more Municipal Library Facebook page. The library asks that children under the age of six be accompanied by an adult. Registration for Ginger all the Way will run from Dec. 1-15 with 45 spots avail- able. The event on Dec. 21 has sessions scheduled from 11 a.m. until noon, 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Holiday Makeshop will take place on Dec. 22 from 1-3, no registration necessary and free to at- tend. On Dec. 23, from 10:30 a.m. to noon the Merry and Bright Movies event will feature a family movie rated G, and in the afternoon from 1 p.m until 2:30 p.m. offer a movie rated PG. The library will be closed for Christmas break from Dec. 24 until Jan. 4.

Future of historical Anglican Church up in air

MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

Actions surrounding the fate of a

105-year-old historical building are at

a standstill, with an offer accepted on

the land that requires the removal of the structure, which in turn results in loss

of funding.

The Western and District Historical So- ciety purchased the St. Michaels and All Angels Anglican Church earlier this year for a mere $1, after the congregation was facing $60,000 in environmental studies, remediation, and air monitoring. During an earlier congregational meeting, it was decided that a new building and a new space would be sought and the former space be put up for sale. The Western and District Historical Society welcomed the offer to restore the building for their own purpose and originally planned on moving the building to a remote loca-

tion, and then planned on moving it to a section of Lambert Park, which was met with hostility by surrounding residents. Upon being informed that moving the building may cause it to lose most if not all of its historical value with the provin- cial government, which would translate into lost funds to restore the building, the society is now hoping to keep the structure on is original site and come to an agreement with the new owner of the six lots, whose offer has been ac- cepted. “On behalf of the congregation, the old building was offered to the histori- cal society for $1,” said Pastor and Priest Bryan Beveridge. “On at least three occa- sions I had conversations with members of the historical society and that verbal offer was accepted in all cases in fact they were grateful for what they called our generous offer. The removal of the old church building was and is crucial

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to our moving forward as a congrega- tion. Under the terms of our current sale agreement the church building must be removed.” The society was the recipient of a $5,000 prize earlier this year at the sec- ond annual Let’s Make a Pitch event to aid in moving the church off its current location. As the building requires ex- tensive repairs, the society is hoping to work with the buyer and the congrega- tion and still be a candidate for provin- cial restoration funding. “In talking to the province, once

a historic building is moved from its original site, it loses most if not all of

its historic significance,” said Bruce Klaiber with WDHS. “To us, the impor- tance of that was we would no longer qualify for provincial restoration grants

or at least we wouldn’t qualify for near- ly the significant amount that we would

if the building remained on its original

site. So our focus then turned from one of moving the building to leaving the building where it is and purchasing it there.” Rev. Beveridge assured council during the regular council meeting on Nov. 17 that correspondence with the buyer has been established and will be brought to the next congregational meeting.

Farmers fight back to protect livelihood

Continued from Page 1

Dare to Dream Horse Rescue, locat-

ed in Dalemead, relies entirely on the manpower of nearly 150 volunteers. As

a result, the operation offers children

an opportunity to learn about horses, provides university students with the hours around large animals required to get into veterinary school, and even offers a special horse therapy program for sexually abused and exploited girls. However, if Bill 6 is implemented early next year, Dare to Dream Horse Res- cue, much like most rescues, won’t be able to continue to provide their ser- vices. “None of us horse rescues could stay open because all of us are in the same boat, and the horses that we would normally be able to save would have to go to slaughter because there is no- where else for them to go,” said Brenda Fehr, co-owner of Dare to Dream Horse Rescue. “A lot of what I’m seeing, is that they don’t even understand how farms work, and what safety things are in place. They’re grouping it all in one thing and expecting everyone to abide by those rules and those rules don’t necessarily apply to everything. In all honesty, any farm and horse rescue, safety is number one concern. We have very strict rules here but they could be putting rules on

us that are absolutely ridiculous.” Fehr added that while the rescue has special liability coverage for volunteers and horse owners through their insur- ance company, they would be unable to afford workers’ compensation coverage or meet the OHS standards. According to Fildebrandt, the NDP is not holding a town hall meeting in the Strathmore-Brooks constituency, and after his phone rang off the hook for

the past week, he organized a town hall meeting in Bassano to hear farmer’ and ranchers’ concerns regarding the bill – some issues which include not allow- ing your children to participate in daily chores. “We all support farm safety and I personally support some update of the laws, but nobody cares more about farm safety than the moms and dads of rural Alberta,” he said. “This is a fight that we don’t want, but we will take very seriously until the government lis- tens. You don’t introduce an ominous piece of legislature without talking to the people that it affects first. The NDP have underestimated rural Alberta and have lit a prairie fire.” The Wildrose Alliance Party is ask- ing the government to send the bill to

a committee and consult with farmers. The town hall meeting is taking place on Dec. 5, at the Bassano School Gym- nasium at 2 p.m.

Lighting up

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December 4, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 7

Bill 6 should consult farmers first

DEREK FILDEBRANDT Strathmore-Brooks MLA

changes come on top of a new, $3 billion carbon tax, which is sure to have a negative effect on farmers who will pay more, especially to get prod- ucts to market. The worst part however, is that these changes are being rammed through the legislature with- out consulting farmers first. A token show is being made of public consultations after Bill 6 was writ- ten and tabled in the legislature. These ‘town halls’ are more ‘town-tells,’ where bureaucrats have been sent to explain the legisla- tion to farmers and ranchers, but not to solicit real feedback from them about what the legislation should actually look like. Further, only a hand- ful of these ‘town halls’ are being held across the entire province, with seating limited far below the demand to attend them. Here in Strathmore-Brooks, my phones have been ringing off the wall from farmers and ranch- ers who just want to be listened to and consulted, but the NDP has refused to hold a single session in our constituency despite being one of the most agriculture-intensive constituencies in Canada. As such, I’ve booked the Bassano School Gym- nasium (240, 6th Ave, Bassano) for Saturday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. for an emergency Bill 6 town hall meet- ing. I encourage all farmers, ranchers and other constituents affected by Bill 6 to come out and tell me what you want me to advocate for in Edmon- ton. This is your chance to gather together and tell me what parts of Bill 6 are reasonable and accept- able, and what parts need to be improved. The Wildrose Opposition represents most of rural Alberta, and a large number of our caucus members are farmers and ranchers. We get rural Alberta. That’s why we haven’t done the easy thing and rubber-stamped this bill despite its near uni- versal endorsement from provincial media outlets and labour union groups when it was introduced. You sent me to the legislature to represent you to Edmonton, and not Edmonton to you. To do that effectively, please join me on Dec. 5 in Bassa- no and tell me what message I should carry back with me. (Derek Fildebrandt is MLA for Strathmore- Brooks, the Wildrose Shadow Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.)

The NDP government recently introduced Bill 6, dealing with safety and labour issues on farms. The bill has in a very short period of time attract- ed considerable attention from concerned farmers and ranchers. My offices in Strathmore, Brooks and Edmon- ton have been flooded by hundreds of calls and e-mails from farmers and ranchers who have not been consulted about the bill. My Facebook page has had dozens and dozens of posts on it from people in Wheatland County and Newell County trying to make their voices heard, but who are be- ing ignored by the government as they try to ram Bill 6 through the legislature without consulting them first. On the surface, Bill 6 tries to update our farm safety regulations – something that is welcome, especially for larger operations – but does so in a way entirely ignorant of agriculture, rural tradi- tions and the reality of the family farm. It amends or repeals no less than seven codes, acts, and reg- ulations, and represents a basic change to how farmers are allowed to do business. Nobody objects to farm safety – least of all the men and women who run them – but Bill 6 has consequences that go well beyond safety. The bill removes the distinction between fam- ily farms and other businesses. It treats a small family farm the same as a large corporate-owned farm, or even a factory assembly line. This means that farmers must follow government guidelines before they allow their children to do any work on the farms or in their homes. It also means that government OHS inspectors will be able to enter farmyards and homes without notice, and search and seize property without a warrant. The bill also deals with labour issues, allowing for the unionization of farms without the owner’s consent, as if a farm were a large factory. The ag- riculture minister’s background as a paid union organizer raises serious questions about the real intent of Bill 6. The addition of mandatory WCB coverage is ef- fectively a 2-3 per cent tax on most payrolls. These

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Think about the future of farms

To the Editor I’m 21 years old and I will be the fourth generation to run our mixed grain and cattle family farm, located south of Drumheller near Dalum. I’m very concerned over Bill 6. As a family farm, we rely on everyone in our family to help out on a daily basis, and espe- cially during the busy seasons. Not only do we help our own

family out, but we also help other members of the com- munity when times get tough or the weather is changing. I believe that Bill 6 would not only drastically change the daily operations of the fam- ily farm, but it would also al- ter the make-up of all the tiny communities across Alberta that are brought together and remain strong because

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of farming. These communities were brought to existence by our farming ancestors and it would be

shame to see them ripped apart by our government. While I know first-hand that farms are not the safest places, I don’t believe that OHS and WCB will make a difference on the safe practices already in place across farms today. As a child growing up on the farm, I learned first- hand the daily operations, as well as dangers, by experiencing them; not by reading about them in a book, or on a computer screen.

learned how to maintain and ser- vice machinery by following my father and grandfather around during seeding and harvest. I learned what the dangers were in every situation, and that has kept me safe to this day. I want my children to experience grow- ing up and learning on the farm

just as I did. I do not want them to have to stay in the house because the government said that riding in the tractor was dangerous or that riding on an old dependable horse might get them hurt. The fact is that there are dangers everywhere

do not believe, however, that gov- ernment regulation on the farm will keep us safe. In my opinion, Bill 6 is going to tear the agricultural industry of Alberta apart. Farming and ranch- ing is hard enough on an “aver- age” day, never mind when the government gets involved to add more paperwork, more headache, and more stress. I encourage you to think about the future. The fu- ture of our province, the future of our family farms and ranches, and the future of our economy.

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Global Climate Conference will create misery

To the Editor Most people are aware of the well publicized ter-

rorist attack that killed over 100 ordinary people in Paris on Nov. 13.

I contend that a much larger terrorist attack is hap-

pened in Paris on Nov. 30 that has the potential to kill or create misery for most of the residents of planet

earth. The meeting of over 150 world leaders for the Glob- al Climate Conference will result in nothing more than onerous taxation and augmented government control that historically has caused far more death and de- struction than any possible change that human ac- tions are responsible. If you are skeptical of my statement, then simply look at the recent actions of Ms. Notley and her merry band of NDP’ers with their new three billion dollars worth of taxation! Turn off your TV’s people! All the tactics of propa- ganda are at hard work in our society and it is to our detriment! The press has virtually ignored or shouted down those who try to provide balance to the issue. For a little different perspective on the issue I would

ask you to go to youtube and listen to presentations

by none other than one of Greenpeace’s founders, Dr.

Patrick Moore or career climatologists like Dr. Tim

Ball. Better yet, go outside your home and look at the

idle. Send all the hate mail you want, but I believe that we have lost the ability to grasp just how small we really are in the Grand Scheme of Things! No matter what government we have had, one thing is constant and that is deficits and spending! Deficits are postponed taxation and governments love to find new ways to pillage the citizenry and what better way than the fear of something that is unprovable? His- tory tells me that the growth of government power is to be feared far more than whatever excuse it con- jures up to motivate people to fear. Benjamin Franklin once posited that “Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” I fear for our grandchildren! I leave you with a quote:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/ or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels (Propoganda Minister)

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Grant Klaiber,

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We are an organization that runs strictly on volunteers, along with help from the Wheatland and

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that the Christmas Hamper will be part of yours. Every donation of food, gifts or cash enables us to help local people have a wonderful Christmas, for children to receive gifts and to put food on their table. Let’s not forget our local community!

food on their table. Let’s not forget our local community! Roses are red The Red Rose

Roses are red

The Red Rose Campaign, which recognizes people who have died from domestic violence, kicked off in Strathmore once again with de- liveries of roses and information cards to lo- cal businesses. Value Drug Mart was visited by Holy Collegiate High School students Emily (l- r), Shaylene, Danielle, Mercedes, Toni and Paul Thomas, Public Educator at the Wheatland Crisis Society.

Photo Courtesy of the Wheatland Crisis Society

December 4, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 9

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Preservation of the Strathmore building that was previously an Anglican church

To the Editor To say that I’m distressed by what is happening regarding the

Strathmore building that was pre- viously an Anglican church is an understatement.

I voted in the meeting in which

the congregation accepted that keeping the church building functional was not a good use of church resources. The people with long years of relation to the church building voted unanimous- ly to give up the church building. Was there support for having the building preserved and happiness when the Historic Society wanted the building for their historic area? Yes. However, is the Historic Society and Strathmore Council acting in the best interest of anybody by get- ting a historic designation put on the church building in its current location? Preserving the church building where it is follows from rejection of other options and also from recognizing that the Historic Society may be able to get provin- cial money by in situ preservation.

I’m reacting having credentials and experience. My PHD is from Cornell with a minor in urban and regional planning. The important

part of my experience comes from over 20 years with Parks Canada as the person responsible for oversee- ing socio-economic considerations regarding proposals to spend tax- payer money (see my resume and

an extended version of this docu- ment at http://auctorresearch.net). At Parks Canada, I repeatedly saw proponents for spending pub- lic money argue in general terms. Some actions occurred and I saw negative impacts of ill planed ac- tions. Social impact on the lo- cal residents and on Strathmore downtown needs to be rigorously considered prior to action on in situ preservation of the Anglican church building. Strathmore can end up living with and paying for a bad decision being made. Spending money on the assump- tion that good impacts will occur when important ones won’t and bad impacts will occur is bad so- cial and economic planning. Mak- ing the church building useful at its present location will likely cost at least $200,000, probably a lot more. Maintaining and operating it in perpetuity, that’s what historic des- ignation would imply, is not free. Might use of the building have a

payback? Yes, but what should the town allow to be done in a preserved church building that is “hidden away” off main down- town roads back behind the Le- gion? Moving the building to the NW corner across from the Le- gion might do something good for downtown. However, careful anal- ysis is needed to know if such a move has benefits worth the cost? If I were advising the town re- garding preserving the Anglican church building, I’d certainly not be advising council to ask/demand that the purchaser of the property, the seller and the Historic Society negotiate about in situ preserva- tion. Let’s be clear. The idea that keeping the church building in situ contributes to helping preserve downtown Strathmore is at best misguided. What support exists for in situ preservation will almost certainly dissolve if Strathmore taxpayers get a clear idea of costs and benefits. Given what I’ve stated above, you may be surprised to know that I’d like to see the Anglican church building preserved. My caveat is that a plan for keeping the building makes economic and social sense. The Historic Society, or some other

Concerns with Bill 6

To the Editor

I just finished a phone call with the Alberta govern-

ment pertaining to Bill 6. I was motivated to call after learning about the Town Hall Session in Okotoks on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Preregistration was encouraged; however, all spaces have already been booked. Two hundred to three hundred spaces were made for Farm- ers, Ranchers and their workers in the Calgary area. Many more people than that are impacted by this pro- posed legislation in this area.

I contacted Minister Lori Sigurdsson’s office (780-

I heard that consultations may have just taken place

with big business. Not really the people impacted as dramatically by the proposed legislation.

• Labour Minister Lori Sigurdsson & the civil ser-

vants in her Ministry do want to hear from about our

concerns.

• Some things are out of order (stuff that happens

when you are learning the ropes); however, there as

I understand it there is still time and opportunity to

influence how this legislation is shaped. My suggestions:

638-9400) indicating my concerns and expressing the need for the process to be slowed down, the need for more consultation, etc. In the follow-up conversation, I

1) Please phone to get your name on a list, to ex- press your concerns and be part of the process. 2) Contact the Premier and the Minister’s Offices by

Marcy Field

received the best information to date on the proposed legislation. The communication, information available and process thus far is messed up leading to a lot of frenzied, partially informed reaction in social media and print media. We are uninformed because the in- formation we need to make an informed decision is not available. What I learned:

letter, e-mail or phone call indicating your disappoint- ment in the process and the communication thus far. 3) Remember, your involvement doesn’t end with your vote. Politicians don’t know what we are thinking unless we advise them. I was told they are getting a number of calls. Now is an important time to help change a direction that could dramatically impact rural family lives. If you are

If the Bill passes on Jan 1, the exemption for

concerned, use your voice with the people that can

Farms, Ranches & Farm Workers is lifted for OHS and

make a difference and be a part of the solution.

WCB. Also, in the spring 2016: Employment Standards Code will be amended along with Labour Relations

Privileged to be enjoying rural life.

Code amended.

Carseland

• Specific legislation has not been drafted (this is

why letters, e-mails & phone calls need to be made to

inform those that draft the details know what is impor- tant to farmers, ranchers and their workers and why). • Special sections are included in current legislation (e.g. Mining & Construction).

• This type of a special section still needs to be writ-

ten for Farms, Ranches & Farm Workers. The current plan is to have this in place by Spring 2017 (remember plans can change).

• A consultation process is to be put in place across

the province to create the Alberta answer. We are ap- parently the last province to address this Health & Safety concerns.

• The current government put forward what the pre-

vious government had in their plans perhaps without verifying that the consultation process was complete.

Nightingale fundraises Many community members attended the Nightingale Din- ner and Dance Fundraiser on Nov.

Nightingale fundraises

Many community members attended the Nightingale Din- ner and Dance Fundraiser on Nov. 21 at the Nightingale Hall. The event included a home-made Lasagna and Cae- sar salad menu and finished off the day with a dance and silent auction.

Photo Courtesy of Amy Matijevic Reichenbach

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organization, needs to make a case for having the building at some location in Strathmore being worth the cost of having there. I do not believe a sound socio-economic case can be made for in situ preservation. In this regard, part of the cost is any money obtained from the province. If preserving the building is not worth Strath- more paying, preserving is not worth Alberta’s or Canada’s

building has been decommis- sioned. The building is not an Anglican Church. • I started this document as something to go to a Strath- more paper. What is written is not authorized or approved by the Anglican priest or Church Council. This document ex- presses the thoughts and feels of the author and should not be construed as presenting the views of any other person.

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December 4, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 11 Fifty-three young can- cer battlers and sur-
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Fifty-three young can- cer battlers and sur- vivors showed up at Aspen Crossing for the first ever Alberta ride of the Polar Ex- press on Nov. 27. The ride was dedicated to

a six-year-old cancer patient, Jace Hurum who attended the event.

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Aspen Crossing dedicated the inaugural Alberta Ride of the Polar Express to can- cer patient Jace Hurum and 53 other kids who have ei- ther survived or battling the

disease to lift their spirits by boarding the magical train. The kids and their families had a chance to experience Aspen Crossing staff mem- bers and actors re-enact the Warner Bros movie, while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies on the trek to the North Pole – and at the end of the line, Santa climbed aboard. Hurum was diagnosed with crangiopharyngioma, a brain tumour of the pituitary gland, around Christmas last year. For his father Justin, there was nothing more that he and his wife Jody wanted than to see their son enjoy the holi- day festivities this year. “It’s a wonderful experi- ence,” he said. “They put on

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our Christmas this year after Christmas last year.” Justin and Jody got in touch with Sick Kids and everything went according to plan. They have seen improve- ment in Jace’s progress and take it day-by-day without

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worrying about the little ob- stacles. Kids Cancer Centre Com- munications Manager, Gail Corbett, was astounded by the turn out and the job As- pen Crossing did in lifting the holiday spirits of children af- fected by cancer. “I think for these kids that have been through so much, to be able to have a little piece of magic, I think it’s ev- erything to lift their spirits,” said Corbett. “To give them a little taste of normal child- hood, which is one of the things that Kids Cancer Care tries to do is give families the chance to have a commu- nity where they can be with each other and support each other. But also just to go out and have some fun because they’re not having a lot of fun while on treatment and they need a break sometimes.” Aspen Crossing owner Ja- son Thornhill was touched as the night went along. “We think that probably most of these kids hadn’t

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December 4, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 13 Christmas Market Kelly Carlson’s hat’s attracted much
December 4, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 13 Christmas Market Kelly Carlson’s hat’s attracted much
December 4, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 13 Christmas Market Kelly Carlson’s hat’s attracted much
December 4, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 13 Christmas Market Kelly Carlson’s hat’s attracted much

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Strathmore still searching for missing person

MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

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their search and rescue teams in the air and on the ground in hopes of locating

a Strathmore man who went missing

over a week ago. Forty-one-year-old Michael Ully was

last seen by his family on Nov. 22, and has not been back to his home or place

of work since. Then, several days later,

on Nov. 25, RCMP recovered a 2014 black Dodge Ram near Carseland that was registered to Ully. “We had search and rescue out yes- terday, and RCMP air services is out today,” said Sgt. Steve Vince, with the Strathmore RCMP, on Nov. 30. “We do not suspect foul play at all. We had no new information come to light.” Ully is described as 6’ tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. He weighs 220 lbs and was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans. The Strathmore RCMP are seeking assis- tance from the public in locating Ully, and ask anyone who has seen Ully, or has information regarding his where-

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The Strathmore Spartans senior boys volleyball team concluded a strong season on a high note with a bronze medal at provincials in Grande Prairie Nov. 26-28.

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Spartans take home provincial bronze

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

The Strathmore Spartans senior boys volleyball team ended off what was a strong season, earning the bronze med- al in straight sets (25-16, 25-20) over the Louis St. Laurent Barons in what was a very tough provincial tournament last week in Grande Prairie. “We had to go in prepared to com- pete for every point,” said head coach Cole Hintz. “The teams we were playing were just that much better compared to some of the tournaments we’ve seen this year. It was an exhausting journey all weekend long.” He said that every match they played, the team prepared to be mentally fo- cused and made the right adjustments to what the other teams were doing to try and limit some of their strengths. Hintz enjoyed seeing the work the boys put in the last three years together paying off in building the program to competing at a provincial level. “Some of these guys, it wasn’t just a come in and work for one year kind

of thing,” said Hintz. “It’s something they put in the time in for the last three years. They always had the desire and ability to work hard. As they played more and more together as time went on they became better volleyball play- ers. “We had a lot of really good athletes who relatively had limited volleyball experience than some of these other players.” Graduating left side Matthew Cool said the team opened up the tourna- ment with a poor performance but their ability to rally back and take third place was the thing he was most happy about. “To experience it with our team was just great,” he said. “We gelled more, had better communication and just played together as a unit better. “We had better setting by our setter Dion and our passing was pretty good. Just an overall good performance.” He added that to cap off his Strath- more High School athletics career with a medal in his favourite sport was amazing.

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Bisons gain valuable divisional points

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The CFR Bisons picked up crucial early season interdivisional victo- ries over some skilled teams in the Calgary NWCAA Flames and the Calgary Buffaloes by identical 4-2 this past weekend at the Strathmore Family Centre. “We laid it out as the biggest week- end for us as far as where we are in the standings,” said Bisons head coach Sandy Henry. “And how much it would get us some security in the standings as far as moving up a little bit. I think the boys responded real well. Our effort level was outstand- ing every game. We just don’t back down from anything anymore, we come out and go at it.” Henry said what made the differ- ence in both wins was the consis- tent starts the team has been hav- ing right out of the gate and getting their game plan down early in the contests. “I thought we took it to both teams right off face off number one, and showed them that we’re going to be hard to play against,” said Henry. “We had 10 real good minutes in the first period to start with today (Sun- day versus the Flames). I thought they gained a little bit of momentum

maybe through the last 10 minutes. “Then I thought in the second we got going again. We’re getting close to that 60 minute effort every night and that gives us a chance to win every night.” The Bisons had a lot of puck pos- session in the game against the Flames, which Henry thought was a strong point in knocking off the di- vision leader. “We had the puck more than they did,” he said. “When you have the puck, their guys are ineffective. I thought our defense gapped up well. We didn’t let too much pressure get deep in our zone. As a team I think we locked up the middle of the ice in our zone pretty good. The third part of that was our goaltender was outstanding.” Zach Cox, Gary Haden, Quaid Mc- Bean and Kyle Gordon scored in the win over the Buffaloes. Gordon notched two goals, while Tanner Foster and Matthew Davies scored one each in the victory over the Flames. The Bisons – who currently is in third place in the South Division – will be back on home ice on Dec. 5 when they host the Leduc Oil Kings at 5:15 p.m., before taking on the MLAC Beverly Optimists on Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.

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December 4, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 19 Student achievements Strathmore High School recognized their

Student achievements

Strathmore High School recognized their students for their academic accomplishments at the Breakfast of Champions on Nov.

26.

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Nwoye, T-birds national champs

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

The UBC Thunderbirds won the Vani-

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It was Strathmore’s Charles Nwoye’s first year playing football and for him the ride was unforgettable. “It feels good,” said Nwoye. “I never expected coming here and winning in my first year. Everyone thought we were the underdogs right from the be- ginning. Our very first game, we played Laval, which at that time was the num- ber one seed in the country and we beat them pretty soundly. “After that moment, we had that con- fidence we could take anyone in the country out and it was the confidence we had as a group that helped us over- come that underdog label.” UBC’s kicker Quinn van Gylswyk, who was awarded the top punter award by the CIS, had missed a kick prior to letting Montreal back in the game to tie it; Nwoye thought he would rebound with no time left on the clock to win the championship. “We had faith in him,” said Nwoye. “The very first one, our holder fumbled the ball, (it) wasn’t really a knock on Quinn. When he stepped up to kick that field goal we really had no doubt that he was going to make it.” Nwoye thought the atmosphere lead- ing up to the 51st Vanier Cup was un- forgettable as they bused from the

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SHS awards fall athletes

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

For many of the graduating players it was one last chance to be rewarded for their hard work and dedication to their school sport, while for others it was a chance to be recog- nized for their tremendous improvement made over the course of the season at the Strathmore Spartans fall ath- letic banquet on Dec. 1. “It was pretty sweet,” said Maria Fanning, who won the MVP award in her last year on the cross-country team. She said the most notice- able improvement she made from starting her career at the Strathmore High School until now was being eager to go out and beat everyone to playing more a support role

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hard physically and mentally. Flaws said her consistency of

getting better over the three years and being naturally motivated is what gave her success in running through those tough courses. “The ‘never give up’ is the good part,” said Flaws. “Even if she has

a bad race, she shook it off real

quick and got ready for whatever

is coming next.”

Other cross country awards on the night saw Gunnar Raycroft also taking home the MVP hon- ours, Ann Smeyers took home most improved and Jourdyn Sammons earned the Spartan Pride award. Ayden Fisk was honoured to win the Most Improved Player on the junior varsity boys volley- ball team in his first year in the sport and credits coach Darrel Hargrove for helping his overall game. “I never played volleyball be- fore and coach Hargrove helped me improve and contribute to

the team,” said Fisk. “Everyone else on the team was really fun. It worked out.” Being the Libero, he said his passing got better and it became easier when he got a feel for the game. Hargrove remembers when

Fisk first came in , he was being timid and shy but as the season

progressed there was something that let him know that he wanted to improve. “There was no stopping him,” said Hargrove. “He basically battled through everything he did and just took everything in stride. Any sort of drill, tech- nique or motion, he practiced it not just during the drills but even so afterwards on his own.” Ryan Edwards was nominated for the MVP and Spartan Pride went to Ryan Heemeryck won the Spartan Pride to round out the other junior varsity boys vol- leyball awards. Junior Varsity Girls Volleyball

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The Wheatland Kings put a solid effort in against the Stettler Lightning and it showed
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the Stettler Lightning and it showed with a 5-2
win at the Strathmore Family Centre on Nov. 28.
Justin Seward Photo

Kings use transition game

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

The Wheatland Kings started their four-game home stand on the right foot as they outplayed the visiting Stettler Lightning with a 5-2 win on Nov. 28. The game proved to be physically competitive, pushing the Kings to engage more often and take initiative. “I think we’re learning how to play against teams that in previous years would try and take advan- tage of us,” said Kings head coach Emilio Fuoco. “It’s a learning process for us and we’re starting to do a lot better than we have in the past.” Fuoco thought their neutral zone play was the strongest part of the team’s game, and as result, the team was able to turn over more pucks to cre- ate chances in the offensive zone. “It was sort of a twofold,” he said. “We paid more attention to details in the neutral zone which al- lowed us to create more opportunities in odd man

advantages. It was really starting to understand how we want to play as a team within our sys- tems.” He added that he liked how the defense have jumped up in the play recently, and preached to his team to have five attacking and five defending on the ice. “It was really good to see the guys control the gaps on defensive side and have their opportuni- ties to move the puck up the ice,” said Fuoco. Kaleb Robinson, Kristian Ayoungman, Jacen Bracko, Zachary Meadows and Brendan Moore supplied the offence in the win. The Kings will have three games straight at home this weekend starting with Medicine Hat on Dec. 4 (8 p.m.). Blackfalds will roll into town on Dec. 5 with puck drop at 8:15 p.m., while Three Hills will be here on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. There will be events going on at the games in- cluding a Santa appearance, minor hockey and ringette teams playing at intermissions and the high school band performing throughout a game.

Chiefs show no signs of rust

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

It had been three weeks since the Wheatland Chiefs had seen the ice but the boys didn’t seem to lose a stride last weekend as they came out with a 7-1 win over Okotoks on Nov. 28 and a 4-1 win over Red Deer on Nov. 29, leaving head coach Shadoe Stoodley quite pleased with the outcomes. “It was hard to say what was going to happen after three weeks off,” said Stoodley. “Some guys can jump out flat-footed and really not ready to play. But right off the hop in Okotoks on the first shift they were good, they came out strong and had a lot of energy and went all out.” Stoodley added that in Okotoks, special teams were key factors in the victory as they were able take advantage of their opportunities. “We had a couple power play goals that were big,” he said. “We had a 5-on-3 goal that was our first goal and then in the second we got a couple back to back (and) a couple of empty netters at the end to win 7-1.” Chase Hnatowich led the way with a hat trick, while Brad Hendricks, Kody Hammond, Ryan Skytt and Lucas Muenchrath rounded out the scoring against Okotoks. Stoodley thought the scoring was more spread

out in Red Deer but said the team worked hard right from the start and had a lot of opportunities to score. “We scored when we really needed to,” said Stoodley. “Right from (Saturday) to (Sunday) there were 120 minutes of solid play. “There were a couple of lapses where we took a shift off, but it long run they battled right from the start.” Skytt notched two goals, while Hammond and Chris Rebeyka scored one each in Red Deer. The local midget double- A team will host the Bow Valley Timeberwolves on Dec. 6 in Hussar at 3 p.m. Meanwhile, the Wheatland Warriors split their weekend games, starting with a 7-0 shutout home win on Nov. 28 before being edged by Okotoks on the road 3-2 the following day. Max Schafer tallied two goals, while Brandon Kasdorf, Keith Yellowfly, Kyle Bray and Ben Kruse scored in the win against Olds. In Okotoks, Kruse and Max Kathol scored in the loss. The local double-A bantam team will play the Airdrie Lightning at the Strathmore Family Centre on Dec. 6 at 6:15 p.m. The Wheatland Braves will resume play against the Medicine Hat Hounds on Dec. 5 in Hussar at 7:30 p.m.

 

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learn how to hem those new pants or replace a zipper in your favourite jacket? Join our resident seamstress Ilke as she teaches you the ins and outs of your sewing machine. This program is free to attend and participant must bring their own sewing machine. Go to www.strathmorelibrary. ca/stitchintime for class themes and to register.

Strathmore Community Choir and Orchestra and Hope Community Covenant Church presents; AGNUS DEI: Lamb of God Born to Us, A concert of worship for Christmas. By David Hamilton and Michael W. Smith. December 17- 19, 7:30 pm. December 20, 3:00 pm. Hope Community Church. Free Admission. Donations to the Food Bank gratefully accepted.

BRIDGING THE GAP

The Brentwood School Musical Program presents its 2nd Annual Celebrate the Season on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 at 1:30 and 7pm. Featuring performances by our Primary, Junior and Senior Choirs as well a mix of instruments played by our choristers.

Minecraft Mania Registration opens - December 7 @10:00am. Strathmore Municipal Library (85 Lakeside Blvd.) The next Mania runs January 8 – March 11. This program will run the 2nd & 4th Friday of the month. Minecraft Mania is limited to 10 participants. Children must be 8 years old to participate. For more information and to register go to www.strathmorelibrary.ca/minecraft.

Classic Movie Mondays - December 14 (1:00pm-3:00pm). Strathmore Municipal Library (85 Lakeside Blvd.) Spend an afternoon with the stars of the silver screen! Join us as we show classic movies from all genres. This month the library will be featuring the 1942 festive flick, Holiday Inn! Coffee and tea will be provided. This program is free to attend and no registration is required. www.strathmorelibrary.ca/ classicmovies.

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The New Liquidation Station Store in Strathmore is
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK TILL CHRISTMAS!
We are selling Appliances, Mattresses, Tvs, Toys, Workout
machines, And a lot more liquidation items.
(Name brand pet Supplies at 50 percent off
the ticketed price!) New stock in biweekly!
We had are Grand opening last week with Strathmores Mayor
Micheal Ell cutting the ribbon to open doors to the town.
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“We had the Honor of Hauling The World’s Most Precious Cargo - Your Children” Tom
“We had the Honor of Hauling
The World’s Most Precious Cargo
- Your Children”
Tom & Lorna Stockwell
1953 – 1999
The Family of Lorna Stockwell
would like to express sincere thanks to our family and
friends for their support throughout Mom’s illness and
passing. Greatly appreciated were the prayers, phone calls,
visits, food, cards, flowers, and the funeral luncheon
by the Christies and Wheelers.
Special thanks to Deacon Roger Nelson,
Reverend Pamela Scott, Wheatland Funeral Home,
Dr Monacha, Home Care, FCSS, Bayshore, Dr Joni and
the Nursing Staff at the Strathmore Hospital,
Nelson and Rhonda Stockwell,
Herman and Barb Praeker and families

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Peter Armstrong Nov. 24, 1943 - Dec 5, 2012 Thinking of you but that is
Peter Armstrong
Nov. 24, 1943 - Dec 5, 2012
Thinking of you
but that is nothing new
We thought about you yesterday,
and the day before that too,
We’ll think about you tomorrow,
and as the years come and go
We’ll think about you forever,
because we loved you so.
Love always,
Glenn, Cherie, Trinity, Darhyn, Tyra, Jordyn, Mike & Lida

NOTICES

The Strathmore & District Agricultural Society is holding their ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Monday, December

The Strathmore & District Agricultural Society is holding their ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Monday, December 14, 2015, in the Charles Mercer room located in the Civic Center at 7:00 pm. This is your chance to let your name stand to become a member of the Board of Directors. To be eligible you need to have been a current member for one full year, your nomination form needs to be submitted to the Strathmore & District Agricultural Office by Monday, December 7, 2015 by 4:30 pm. You must be present at the AGM.

Engage in your community & make a difference! For any additional information please contact the office at 403.934.5811.

Jesus is The Reason for the Christmas Season. Happy Birthday Jesus!
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Happy
Birthday
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VILLAGE OF ROCKYFORD Notice of application for approval to renew the natural gas franchise agreement
VILLAGE OF ROCKYFORD
Notice of application for approval to renew the natural gas
franchise agreement between the Village of Rockyford
and ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd.
Application summary:
The Alberta Utilities Commission expects to receive an application from ATCO Gas
and Pipelines Ltd. to renew its franchise agreement with the Village of Rockyford,
following the submission deadline indicated below.
The franchise agreement will continue to allow ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. the
exclusive right to deliver natural gas to the residents of the Village of Rockyford for 10
years effective March 1, 2016.
The monthly franchise fee percentage will remain the same at 30.00 per cent
effective March 1, 2016. Rockyford will start collecting linear property taxes separate
from the franchise fee at a rate of approximately 3.91%. Including linear property taxes,
the franchise fee for an average residential customer is forecast to increase to $13.73
per month. An average residential customer uses about 120 gigajoules per year.
You may send your objections, concerns about, or support for the application
in writing to the Village of Rockyford or ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. on or before
December 18, 2015 at:
Village of Rockyford, Re ATCO Gas & Pipelines Objection110 Main Street, Box 294,
Rockyford, Ab, email: villageofrockyford@gmail.com.
ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd., Greg Caldwell, Manager Regulatory, 8th Floor 10035 –
105 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta, phone: 780-420-7335; email: Greg.Caldwell@atcogas.
com
Any submissions received, unless you request otherwise, will be part of the
application submitted and will become part of the public record.
For more information on franchises or to receive a copy of the franchise agreement
please contact either the Village of Rockyford or ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. at the
addresses listed above.
For more information:
For more information about the AUC or its approval process associated with
franchise applications, please contact the AUC directly at 780 427 4903 or at consumer-
relations@auc.ab.ca.
The Alberta Utilities Commission is an independent, quasi-judicial regulatory body
responsible for making decisions about utility-related applications.
Issued on December 4, 2015.
Alberta Utilities Commission
Douglas A. Larder, QC, General Counsel

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Sunday, December 13 at the Civic Centre 1-4 pm Entertainment by the Celtic Crossing Light
Sunday, December 13 at
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Entertainment by the
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Light Snack Provided • Santa Will
Be Coming • No Charge

Strathmore’s

CELEBRATION OF

LIGHTS

North Pole News The 8th. Annual Celebration of Lights Christ- mas Park is now open
North Pole News
The 8th. Annual Celebration of Lights Christ-
mas Park is now open for everyones enjoy-
ment. Park hours are Monday to Sunday
from 6pm. to 9 pm.
Stop in at the Chalet
in front of Candy Cane Alley and enter to
win our weekly draws. Any donation to the
park gives you a entry form. There will be
a new item or items each week. Draws will
be made every Sunday night.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Christmas Eve – Photos with Santa at the
Castle from 5 pm. to 8 pm. Don’t forget to
bring your cameras.
New Year’s Eve Family Party at the
Livestock Pavillion runs from 5 pm. to 9 pm.
with Fireworks at 8:15 pm. that evening at the
grounds. There will be a Magician at 6:30 in
the Pavillion, Free Pizza and goodies, silent
auctions, Spin to Win Wheel, dance contests
for the kids, coffee and treats for everyone.
The Pizza is donated by Domino’s Pizza once
again this year. Coffee and goodies from
Rocky’s Bakery. So bring your appetites.
If you require any further information please
call Rose at (403) 934-8191 Cell. Or (403) 934-
5589 Strathmore Times. We look forward to
seeing you once again this year.
Donations are great appreciated at the
Christmas Park to further grow and provide
more entertainment for Familes
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Friendships are one of the few things that improve with age. Please join us in
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members
• Apply applications of policies and procedures in daily activities to
meet legal and privacy requirements along with balancing
transactions, vouchers and cash on a daily basis.
• Provide superior quality service for our members by proactively
building relationships
• Actively promoting and cross selling products and services.
Qualifications:
• Previous experience working in a retail environment and handling
cash would be an asset
• Previous sales experience required
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with the ability to learn active listening
• Sound interpersonal skills and a team player
• Strong customer service skills and have a natural ability to identify
member needs and referring products and services appropriately
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• Participate in the recruitment of member service staff by
interviewing prospective candidates and making hiring decisions.
• Research and resolve complex problems, concerns or issues
referred by staff or members.
• Support initiatives identified in the branch annual business plan
and make recommendations regarding activities/campaigns to
achieve branch goals and objectives.
• Seek opportunities to promote the organization.
• Develop business opportunities and refer to appropriate sales staff.
Qualifications:
• 3 - 4 years’ experience in a customer service or administration role
• 1 - 2 years’ experience in retail banking with demonstrated strong
leadership competency is considered an asset
• Strong communication skills; both written and verbal.
• Strong customer service orientation.
• Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Please submit resumes to:
Karmen Kwok - Employment Specialist
kkwok@connectfirstcu.com
Learn more about us at www.chinookfinancial.com
Closing Date: December 8, 2015

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Strathmore Station Restaurant & Pub is hiring: Food Service Supervisor 380 Ridge Rd., Strathmore, AB

Strathmore Station Restaurant & Pub

is hiring:

Food Service Supervisor

380 Ridge Rd., Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5

1 Permanent, Full Time $13.55 Hourly, for 40 Hours per week Experience: of 2 to 3 years required

Skills: Ability to supervise and co-ordinate the activities of 16-20 food and beverage servers, bartenders, or front support staff, while ensuring great food service and quality control of foods. Will be responsible to hire and train front staff in job duties, sanitation, safety procedures, and AGLC legislation and ensure that those duties and procedures are followed. Will follow direction of and report to the Restaurant Manager on all areas of the front of house operations. Must possess great oral communication, excellent problem solving skills, and organized job task planning abilities. Must also have the ability to work well with others in a fast-paced environment while under pressure. Standing and/or walking for extended periods. Must Speak, Read, Write fluent English.

How to Apply:

In person between 9:00 and 17:00, or email strathmorestationjobs@gmail.com

still hiring

17:00, or email strathmorestationjobs@gmail.com still hiring Custom feedlot & farming operation looking for full-time

Custom feedlot & farming operation looking for full-time employees

Competitive wages including O.T and other Benefits.

Valid driver’s licence and a good attitude a must. High school diploma an asset.

Send resumes to:

namaka farms inC. Box 2409, Strathmore, AB T1P 1K3 Fax (403) 934-6133

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Part Time Creative Support Position Hope Bridges Society Hope Bridges is looking for a someone

Part Time Creative Support Position

Hope Bridges Society

Hope Bridges is looking for a someone who loves to support and engage people in their creativity, who is passionate about the connecting power of art, who has creative abilities, and enjoys expressing themselves. This person must have the gift to work with adults of all abilities. This person must enjoy talking with people on the phone and in person, and, enjoys collaborating. It is an asset that this person has computer- skills (MS Word, Excel, etc), a minimum 3 yrs office administration experience, can maintain an organized office and file system.

Call 403 983 3640 for more information. Send a resume and cover letter to Wanda Reinholdt coordinator@hopebridges.ca on or before December 1st.

Now accepting applications for people who want to help us provide the best shopping experience
Now accepting applications
for people who want to help us
provide the best shopping
experience for our customers.
Starting wage: $11.75 - $12.75
Send resumes to:
Sby5019strathmore@sobeys.com
or fax 403.934.4540
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Golden Hills School Division #75 STAFFING POSITION

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT AND COMMUNICATIONS FACILITATOR TO THE SUPERINTENDENT

Golden Hills School Division Office

Golden Hills School Division No. 75 invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) Executive Assistant and Communications Facilitator to the Superintendent of Schools. This position is based on a 12 month year. Candidates should have the following qualifications:

• Superior personnel skills and public relations expertise

• Solid working knowledge of social media marketing networks and online marketing tools

• Ability to develop multi-media presentations

• Strong computer skills in MS Office

• Proven organizational skills with an ability to set priorities and complete various tasks within specified timelines in order to meet deadlines

• Demonstrate ability to take initiative and work both independently and as part of a team within a large, complex and dynamic organization

• Organize in-house and external meetings, including booking rooms, providing refreshments

• Demonstrate professionalism, tact and maturity in handling sensitive & confidential information with discretion

• Eager to exceed objectives and take on more responsibility

• Demonstrate judgment and attention to detail

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Other tasks as directed by the Superintendent

Please submit resume and appropriate documentation to the undersigned on or before 12:00 p.m. on December 7, 2015. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Human Resources Department Golden Hills School Division No. 75 435 A Highway # 1, Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1J4 Phone: 403-934-5121, Ext. 2016 e-mail: humanresources@ghsd75.ca

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Financial Service Representative
Position Overview:
As the Financial Service Representative I, you will be responsible for:
• Providing current and potential members with a variety of services related
to the promotion and sales of deposit and investment products and services.
• Cross-selling all credit union products, including making referrals to Wealth
Management, by analyzing member needs and recommending products or
services.
• Processing member transactions such as RRSP, term deposit sales and
withdrawals, loan and utility payments, money orders, credit card advances,
calculation of foreign and domestic exchange, cheque cashing, and electronic
funds transfers.
• Processing appropriate documentation associated with the sale of all credit
union products.
• Ensuring all policies and procedures in daily activities to meet safety, legal
and privacy requirements.
• Listing and balancing outgoing cheques, and balancings all transactions,
vouchers and cash to blotter and terminal daily within established time frames.
• Resolving routine problems with member accounts and deposit instruments
referred by members and other branch staff.
• Reviewing reports on new accounts and term maturities to identify
variances and required action; referring problem areas to appropriate internal
personnel for resolution.
• Acting as joint custodian on specified combinations; rents, controls and
provides access to safety deposit boxes and maintains related records.
• Providing input into the development and support the achievement of sales
targets and marketing plans.
• Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of all credit union products and services
in order to foster business development through service excellence and
product knowledge.
• Reviewing Risk Management policies and procedures on an annual basis,
including but not limited to, Robbery – BDA procedures, Proceeds of Crime
procedures and Working Alone procedures.
• Promoting and participating in branch campaigns/initiatives.
Qualifications:
• 2 - 3 years experience in a customer service or administrative role.
• Experience in retail banking.
• Grade 12 education or equivalent.
• Completion of courses such as CUIC Courses, Mutual Funds, Credit Union
Service Representative Accreditation, etc.
• Mutual Funds license and completion of CAM Proficiency Exam is an asset.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be
considered.
• Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office applications and aptitude to
learn other programs.
• Good communication skills; both written and verbal.
• Good organizational and multi-tasking skills.
• Strong customer service orientation.
• Good aptitude for numbers, with fast and accurate data entry skills.
• Attention to detail.
Please submit resumes to:
Karmen Kwok - Employment Specialist
kkwok@connectfirstcu.com
Learn more about us at www.chinookfinancial.com
Closing Date: December 11, 2015

LABOURERS REQUIRED

for greenhouse operation

Responsibilities include transplanting, watering, handling & maintenance of plant material and preparation of orders. Labourers required to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and must be available to work different shifts, 7 days a week. Positions are available starting early March and last until late June. No previous work experience or qualifications required. Starting wage is $11.20/hour.

Please call AVB Greenhouses(403) 644-2380 to arrange an interview.

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