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FEBRUARY 12, 2016 TIMES Locally Owned & Operated STRATHMORE VOLUME 8 ISSUE 7 Working with you

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Council not in favour of removing 120-day freeze

MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

The Strathmore council chamber was buzzing with the murmur of over 20 Anglican church members and represen- tatives of the Western District Historical Society on Feb. 3, anticipating council’s decision on rescinding a former mo- tion to implement a 120-day freeze on actions to alter the St. Michaels and All Angels Anglican Church building and its property. After debating the issue for nearly an hour, council defeat- ed the motion, brought forward by Councillor Rocky Blok- land, with a 6-1 vote at the regular council meeting. “I’d like to bring this motion forward in part due to a large discontent of both citizens and the church and for that mat- ter some of the other churches,” said Councillor Blokland. “A 120-day freeze collectively ties the hands of all stakeholders in this matter. Here we are Feb. 3 interfering with real-estate and building transactions and a freeze on top of all this. I like to think that I’m elected to sit here, which by the way I take very seriously, to make the best possible decisions based on information, common sense, and business sense. I’m not see- ing that here.” Following a Statement of Significance provided by the non- profit organization, Wheatland and District Historical Society (WDHS), town council agreed to the 120-day freeze on Jan. 13 – at which Councillor Blokland was absent – in order to ensure enough time to advertise the notice of intention, garner public input, and hold an open house on March 1 to determine the public support for a future bylaw to designate the property a Municipal Historic Resource. The action to en- sure the property and building cannot be altered for a maxi- mum of 120 days is in turn holding an eager developer, a parish in need of the cash flow to build a new worship place, and a third party who purchased the church, at an impasse. Yet the majority of council expressed the importance of hosting an open house to invite the public to express their support or opposition to passing a bylaw to designate the site a historical resource, before making a decision. “As a council people have to understand that we are under some obligation to follow the statues of this province and policies and bylaws of our town, and we have a responsibility to do that,” said Councillor Bob Sobol. “It would occur to me that council is following the rules as designed by the province in situations such as these. Our next step of course is to gather opinions and for each coun- cillor to make up his or her mind in regards to whether this is a situation based on all the facts and information that war- rants a designation of the property in question as a municipal historic resource.” Sobol also referred to Alberta Culture and Tourism on the provincial website that states municipalities are empowered to designate and protect municipal historic resources and di- rect the public to contact the town, as well as providing pow- ers to a municipality who feel that a particular building is in need of protection before a decision is made on whether it should be declared a municipal historic area. Continued on Page 6

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Kobe Holloway and the rest of the Strathmore Spartans high school boys bas- ketball team defeated the Highwood Mustangs 62-34 on Feb. 3 at the school. The Spartans are now gearing up for their home tournament this coming week- end on Feb. 12-13 at the Strathmore High School.

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Hidden Secrets receives unusual visitor

MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

Local storeowner Elisa Maxwell ex-

perienced déjà vu last Tuesday, when

a familiar tumultuous sound sent mer-

chandise, glass, and debris flying as a vehicle jumped the curb and crashed through the building. Maxwell was situated behind her counter at Hidden Secrets, distracted by numerous E-mails on Feb. 2, when the incident occurred; shattering two win- dowpanes, leaving a large hole where the cinderblocks shifted upon impact,

and causing loss of stock. The collision was similar to a situation four years ago, when an SUV drove into Rocky’s Bakery – incidentally located in the same building. “I was on my laptop sitting behind my desk and all of a sudden I heard the most horrific sound and in my mind

I went ‘I know that sound,’ because I

had heard it when the car went through Rocky’s window,” said Maxwell. “I

turned my head, I had stock flying, and

I could see there wasn’t anybody hurt.

The next thing I knew I had people trying to get into the store, the door wouldn’t open because the frame was bent and the door was now jammed shut.” Hidden Secrets was forced to close its doors Tuesday and Wednesday and with plywood now boarding up the damage, Maxwell is worried about the effect it’ll have on her business. Con- struction workers have also informed her that repairs could add at least two additional days of further delays in the future. Expecting foot-traffic in her store to decline, she fears the boarded windows signal that her business is not

operational to the public. Empathizing with Maxwell, Rocky Blokland, local town councillor, busi- ness owner, and owner of the building, was shut down for six months when the similar accident affected him in 2012. “Any time you have a business inter- ruption it’s going to cost you money,” he said. “Elisa is no different from us, we run our own businesses. We have to keep these doors open so we can sell stuff, so we can generate some revenue. We have personal lives, we have rent payments, utility payments … and we don’t get a cheque every week or every two weeks.” According to Blokland, the driver of the vehicle was not injured and told him she had her foot on the gas pedal. However, having had two vehicles crash into the building within four years is frustrating to the local business owner, who placed some blame on the angled parking on 2nd Ave. “We watch this every day, six days a week, and some of these people pull in and the front tires are bouncing on the curb on the top of the sidewalk,” he said. “Look at the other side of the street; parallel parking. In my 16 years here, I’ve never seen a building get hit on the other side of the street. Acci- dents happen, buildings can be fixed, but how do you compensate for human life?” Maxwell is still waiting to receive a quote from her insurance company for the merchandise lost. While the inci- dent remains burdensome for the small business owner, Maxwell, who said she paces a lot in her store and watches nu- merous people walk up and down the sidewalk daily, was more focused on the fact that nobody was hurt during

was more focused on the fact that nobody was hurt during Local business owner Elisa Maxwell

Local business owner Elisa Maxwell received a surprise on Feb. 2, when a minivan crashed the front of her store, breaking two windowpanes and creating a hole in the wall. Nobody was hurt in the incident.

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the accident. However, she agreed with Blokland that the vehicular activity outside the establishments on 2nd Ave is worri- some. “I watch people pull u-turns and they’re going way too quick and I just have massive fears of them coming up on the sidewalk and hitting a mom with a stroller or a gent walking his dog,” she said. “I’m really happy that there were no residents of Strathmore or non-residents of Strathmore walking up and down the street at that particu- lar moment and that nobody was hurt.”

Langdon Music Festival returns

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

Musicians of all ages will get the op- portunity to show their talents in front of friends and family at the second an- nual Langdon Music Festival in a cou- ple months’ time. The festival was started by those who were interested in playing music close to home in a comfortable low-key set- ting, while not having the pressure of performing in the city all the time in a competitive environment. Vice President Sally Robinson said they had 30 to 40 applications last year and are expecting the same this year

with the possibility of more, as they’re seeing more interest from the Strath- more and Chestermere area. “The kids would be preparing for exams during the year,” said Robinson. “Then they would enter into the festi- val to get some professional feedback from someone other than their teach- ers. Our goal is just to be able to offer some education to kids around Lang- don and area.” Robinson is one of few piano teach- ers in Langdon and is constantly get- ting calls for registration. However she doesn’t have enough room in her studio and feels that there needs to be more music education in

the area. She added that if nothing else, the students are able to develop their per- formance experience and build up confidence to play in front of an ad- judicator, who happens in this case to be Dr. Geoffrey Wilson, a University of Calgary pianist. More information and the entry form can be obtained through Robinson at sallyrobinson01@hotmail.com or at

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COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS – JANUARY 27, 2016 • Council approved the recommendations for allocation of the
COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS – JANUARY 27, 2016
Council approved the recommendations for allocation of the
United Way funding as presented by the United Way Board.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, FEBRUARY 17,
2016, 7:00 PM: BYLAW NO. 15-40
Ms. Elizabeth Karp introduced herself and her new business to
Council. There will be a grand opening for a Jewellery Store in
Strathmore this weekend. Some of the proceeds from the store
will support the community shelter.
Councillor Blokland moved THAT Council rescind Resolution
#011.01.16 which reads: “THAT Council accept the statement
of significance as provided by the Western District Historical
Society and instruct Administration to serve written notice to the
property owner of 237-1st Avenue (St. Michael and All Anglicans
Church) notifying them of the intent to designate the property as a
Municipal Historical Resource which will ensure that the property
will not be altered for 120 days.” This motion was defeated by a 6-1
vote.
Bylaw No. 15-40: Proposed textual amendments to the
Land Use Bylaw which adds “Emergency Shelters” and
“Residential Care” to the list of Definitions in Section 2. Bylaw
No.15-40 also proposes to add “Emergency Shelters” to the
list of Discretionary Uses in: Section 4.11 CHWY – Highway
Commercial District, Section 4.14 M1 – Light Industrial District,
and Section 4.16 P1 – Public Service District. In addition,
Bylaw No. 15-40 proposes to add “Residential Care” to the list
of
Permitted Uses in Section 4.16 P1 – Public Service District
and to the list of Discretionary Uses in Section 4.6 R3 – High
Density Residential District.
The next regular
Council Meeting
will be
February 17, 2016
Council directed Administration to continue to work on the grant
application for GreenTRIP and bring the document back to Council
for approval.
A
copy of the proposed Bylaw may be inspected by the public
Council postponed the Public Hearing for Bylaw #15-40 until
February 17, 2016.
The matter of the Western District Historical Society’s application
for Council to designate property known as the former St. Michael’s
and All Angels Church as a Municipal Historical Resource will be
brought to Council for debate and decision on Wednesday, March
23, 2016.
during regular office hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to
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review and provide input on the proposed amendments prior to
the Public Hearing.
The Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chambers, at
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Road, Strathmore, Alberta on Wednesday, February 17, 2016,
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 one’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
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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
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STANDARD LIONS Held on December 4, 2015, this year over $53,000 was raised to be
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Newell Equipment Hauling
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Hidden Valley Plumbing & Heating
Hi-Pro Feeds
Hi-Standard Spraying
Husky Oil
Rosebud Seed Cleaning Plant
Russell Nail
Schumacher, Gough & Company
Standard Co-op
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Strathmore Florist’s
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Women Talk to launch in Strathmore

MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

Last year’s dissolution of the decade- old Wheatland Business Women asso- ciation left a void in Strathmore the or- ganization hoped would open doors to exciting new opportunities and a new era. Intrigued by the loss of the resource and with an already established love for the community, former Strathmore busi- ness owner Brigitte Lessard deviated off the original course to launch her Cal- gary-based Women Talk’s initiative first chapter extension in Red Deer, and de- cided to bring it to Strathmore instead. Lessard owned the Curves gym in Strathmore for seven years and created the company sportsbras.ca. When she established Women Talk in the city four years ago, it proved to be an easy transi- tion. “My whole life for the past 15 years or more has been grounded in helping women better their lives by the health side of things and now it’s kind of veered off a little bit into the other part of women’s life with Women Talk which is a little bit more about life experienc- es, business, and spirituality,” Lessard said, the founder of Women Talk. “I’m in the business of supporting women. I thought it’s a perfect fit, because I was in Strathmore for so long, I know a few people and I love the town. So it was a perfect place to start.” The 1000-member strong women-only phenomenon emulates the popular TED Talk style, focusing on 15-minute talks by two guest speakers on a monthly ba- sis. Over the years, the initiative raised $6,000 donated to the Calgary YWCA, and once the event is launched in Strath- more at the end of February, the hope is for money to be donated to a local wom- en’s charity in the future. “I think the Wheatland Business Wom- en, when they were going, was a won- derful thing and I realize that a lot of

emphasis was put on business-women,” said Brenda Graff, a friend of Lessard’s who has helped with bringing Women Talk to Strathmore. “But businesses don’t survive without the non-business people. I think we need to include ev- erybody. Just because you don’t have a business in town doesn’t mean you don’t need encouragement, and you don’t need support. Women have stepped out of that common role.” Graff added that she’s looking forward for the event to provide women with an outlet to connect and build relationships that has been in existence to men for years. Women Talk in Calgary has seen a ris- ing growth-rate and will be expanding to include workshops. Graff expects the talks to spread Canada-wide. While the initiative started out strong since its initi- ation in 2012 – with 70 individuals lined up for the first talk that only anticipated 30 people – Lessard is expecting to also build a following in Strathmore. “It’s developed into a place where women make their communities stron- ger by sharing their stories, and that’s our tagline, and I love that tagline, be- cause we are not a business group, we simply share stories,” Lessard said. “But by doing that of course we help women in business, and we teach wom- en. It’s really a lot of women empower- ment and helping each other and sup- porting each other.” In Strathmore, the event is scheduled to take place on the third Thursday of ev- ery month, and the first talk will be local politician Denise Peterson and her talk about the influence remarkable women have had on her life. Also sharing the stage is award-winning author Susanne Heaton who will speak about her experi- ence of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Women Talk will launch in Strathmore on Feb. 25 at the Station from 7 p.m. un- til 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 online or $30 at the door. For more information visit www.womentalk.ca

Council vote 6-1 in opposition to keep freeze

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Councillor Denise Peterson also voted against the motion, and noted that the upcoming open house will reflect the wishes of the entire community. “I remain open-minded on this ques- tion,” said Councillor Peterson. “I really appreciate the interest that has been shown by everyone and I welcome your voices. I appreciate your letter on both sides of the issue and I encourage every- one to continue until we’re able to meet with the open house.” However the decision by council was met with disappointment by members of the Anglican church who continue to pay rent to worship at the Hope Church, and who are unable to close the pur- chasing deal until the freeze is lifted. An- gela Arinze, who is the rector’s warden for the St. Michaels and All Angels An- glican Church, has seen and signed the legal documents surrounding the sale of the six lots for just under $500,000. While town council has always acknowl- edged compensation if the site was des- ignated as a historic resource, Arinze in- formed council that with a minimum of $500,000 for the land, $60,000 the con- gregation has already spent on updating the building, and lawyers fees, it could cost upwards of $750,000. “I urge you to reject the idea of a des- ignation bylaw and let our church get on with the job of being a church,” said Arinze. “Allow us to sell our land, as we agreed to and to remove the old church to the person who has purchased it and wants it, and get on with planning and

building our new facility. If you don’t do that, you’re going to cause a great deal of cost to the town, and all you’ll have to show for it is inconvenience to peo- ple and an old church sitting and doing nothing.” The Western and District Historical So- ciety was originally offered to purchase the church building for $1 with terms of moving it off the land. However, upon learning that the building would no lon- ger be eligible for provincial if moved, the WHDS asked council for designa- tion. Without payment of the dollar, the church ended up being sold to a third party. “The historical society has stated be- fore they have no money, and I’m con- cerned with how they are going to do this including building upgrades and land compensation,” said Councillor Blokland. “My main concern is these properties will sit for some time empty the way they are now. They’re not ap- pealing and we don’t need more vacant properties downtown. I’m suggesting very strongly that we stay out of this, and remove ourselves from all parties. This is between the Anglican church, the purchaser of the land, and the purchaser of the building.” Council required a two-third majority vote to rescind the original motion, with Councillor Rocky Blokland being the only one in favour. Council later agreed to find a solution as quickly as possible and could propose a bylaw within 60 days. The open house is set for March 1 at the Strathmore Civic Centre from 4 p.m until 8 p.m.

February 12, 2016 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 7

REMEMBERING OUR ROOTS ~ Alan and Marlene Faint

JOHN GODSMAN

Times Contributor

The surname Faint has been traced back to the days of Napoleon in the late 1700’s. Moving ahead we find Alan’s great-grandfather living in London, England in the mid-1800’s. His father, William Arthur Faint, was born in London in 1904, and was known as a ‘Tally Man,’ who today would be similar to a Sears catalogue salesman, on foot. His father became a police officer during WW2, but only because the authorities dropped the mini- mum height by one inch. At 5ft 10in he had been rejected for becoming a po- lice officer, but during the war, they reduced the height to 5ft 10in and he now became eli- gible! How many of my read- ers know a special pocket was sewn into the uniform trousers for securing a truncheon? Alan was born Jan. 27, 1931, the first of two brothers, within the sound of Bow Bell, in the City of Lon-don. As with his forefathers, he would become known as a ‘cockney!’ At age four, he started school and lived in Lon- don throughout the war. He remembers being evacuated eight times, and attending eight differ- ent schools. At age 16, he left school and became a trainee draughtsman with Morphy-Richards, the people who manufactured irons, toasters, ding dong chimes, and other small appliances. At age 18, he was called up for National Service and spent the next two years serving as a telecommu- nications mechanic with the British Army. After being demobilized, he trained as a tech teacher, then as a teacher/librarian, retiring in1982. Marlene Walker’s family originated in Chester- field, Derbyshire. Her father was a local govern- ment em-ployee responsible for wholesale and retail markets, including being a consultant on

rebuilding markets across Europe following the war. Marlene was born in Romford, Essex on Feb. 22, 1935, the elder of two sisters. Her father’s job meant the family was often on the move, and she started school in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in Nor- thumberland, then graduated in Coventry. After graduation from high school at age 18, she at- tended Teacher’s College in London to become a phys ed teacher, which she enjoyed for a number of years, before becoming a teacher in elementary school, then principal in 1980. Alan and Marlene met at a dance while attend- ing the Teacher’s College in London, and they were married on April 13, 1957 in Coventry. Their first chil- dren were two daughters who moved to Calgary in the 80’s, followed by two sons, one also living in Calgary, and the other in South Africa. They also have seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Alan had retired in 1982, and after Marlene retired in 1988, they decided to emigrate to Calgary to join their two daughters. Soon after arriv- ing Alan experienced three heart attacks, severe enough that he was advised by the medical staff to take care of his affairs as it was unlikely he would live longer than three months! That was 28 years ago! When they lived in England, they served with Scouts and Girl Guides, (Alan was a King’s Scout and Marlene a Queens Guide), eventually each became Commissioners. On arriving in Calgary, they joined the Ham Radio Association, eventually serving on the executive, and each having stints as president. From their previous lives, it was natural for them to spend their years teaching for this associ- ation. Marlene was also a White Hatter at Calgary International Airport. They became volunteers

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Pass the Salt LIVING TO PLEASE GOD Living to please God is easy to talk
Pass the Salt
LIVING TO PLEASE GOD
Living to please God is easy
to talk about but very difficult
to live out. None of us can
live to please God by our own
strength.
“For it is God who works in
you both to will and to do for
His good pleasure.” - Philippi-
ans 2:13;
What can we do to please
God?
In the Sermon on the Mount,
Jesus taught us to approach
God with a hunger and thirst
for righteousness. That is a
reference to our passion for
God. To please God, we must
intensely desire Him as the
source of our sustenance and
strength.
Jesus also told us to mourn for
our sins and turn away with
vehemence from anything
that offends God. We cannot
please God and still remain
comfortable with sin in our
lives. The person who loves
God, must hate sin.
It is important to remember
that the one who gives us the
desire to live to please God is
the Lord Himself. No matter
how intensely we desire to
please Him, we cannot do it by
ourselves. That is why Jesus
gave us the Holy Spirit – our
Helper. Where we are weak,
the Holy Spirit is our strength.
Where we need guidance, the
Holy Spirit is our Teacher. He
lives in us and works in us.
The desire for God must be in
our hearts but the power to
live for God is from the Holy
Spirit. We give Him our desires
and He gives us the power to
do the things that our hearts
passionately long for.
If you really hunger and thirst
for God, you will be where
He is and where His word is
shared. Make time with Him
in any bible believing church
today. Shalom!
Pastor Dunmoye Lawal
RCCG Peculiar People
Assembly, Strathmore
BOW RIVER ALLIANCE CHURCH
105 Main St. Carseland
403-934-9337
office@bowriveralliance.com
Sunday Worship: 10:30 am
www.bowriveralliance.com
RCCG PECULIAR PEOPLE ASSEMBLY
(1 PET. 2:9)
1207 205-213 3rd Avenue, Strathmore
(Hilton Plaza)
STRATHMORE SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
Meeting in the Lutheran Church
112 Lakeside Blvd. 587-227-6956
Pastor: Donald Pierre
Services held every Saturday
Sabbath School: 10 AM
Worship Service: 11 AM
www.strathmoreadventist.ca
donald816@hotmail.com
403-667-7832
Pastor: Dunmoye Lawal
Sunday Worship: 10:30 am
Wednesday Bible Study: 7 pm
www.rccgstrathmore.com
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC
Holy Cross Collegiate School Gym
709B - 2nd Street, Strathmore
403-934-2641
Pastor: Fr. Wojciech Jarzecki
Masses: Saturday 5 pm • Sunday 10 am
STRATHMORE FULL GOSPEL CHURCH
50 Maplewood Drive • 403-934-2225
Senior Pastor: Rev. Les Fischer
Youth Pastor: Kyle Lomenda
New Office Hours:
ST. MICHAEL & ALL
ANGELS ANGLICAN
“Becoming fully alive in Jesus Christ”
INTERIM WORSHIP LOCATION:
9 am - 4 pm • Tues - Wed - Thur
Worship Service: 10:30 am
Children’s Church & Nursery in Service
Extending Grace - igniting hope
www.strathmorefullgospel.com
245 Brent Blvd., Strathmore
(NORTH door) 587-727-0649
Pastor & Priest: Bryan Beveridge
Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am
LORD OF ALL (NALC) LUTHERAN
112 Lakeside Blvd. • 403-934-2374
Pastor: Dawn Nelson
Worship Schedule
Thursday Evening 7:00 pm
Sunday Family 10:30 am
Christian Education
For All - Ages 3-103
Sunday at 9:30 am
Join us in Praising our Lord, Jesus Christ!
HOPE COMMUNITY
COVENANT CHURCH
245 Brent Blvd, Strathmore • 403-934-2424
Worship Service Sundays 10 am
Lead Pastor: Glenn Peterson
www.hope-community.ca
HARVEST HEALING CENTRE CHURCH
102 Canal Gardens
403-901-0893 / 403-880-3171
Pastor: Elizabeth Karp
Worship Sundays 10:30 am
Healing Room Monday 7-9 pm
Now available at The Seed (our book nook)
Living Books and Products
phone: 403-619-9279
Come Join us for a spirit-filled time
of worship
STRATHMORE ALLIANCE
325 1 Ave • 403-934-3543
Corner of 1 Ave & Wheatland Trail
Transitional Pastor: Jim Hathaway
9:30 am Sunday School for All Ages
11:00 am Worship Service
www.strathmorealliance.com
STRATHMORE UNITED
Wheatland Trail & 3rd Avenue
403-934-3025
Rev. Pamela Scott
Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Babysitting Provided
Wheel Chair Accessible
Loop system for the hearing impaired

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Church reminds town council property has been sold

To the Editor Sparks flew Feb. 3 as Coun- cillor Rocky Blokland moved town council to rescind its ac- tion to freeze the Anglican Church property. A representa- tive of the church was given the opportunity to address council and made three key points: the property has been sold, the church building has been sold, and a historical designation of the property will require com-

pensation and provide no ben- efit to the town. Although some councillors remain strangely skeptical, an offer to purchase the land was accepted in September. A law- yer retained by the Diocese of Calgary, who was not permitted to address council, indicated through the spokesman that he had copies of the contract in his possession. The church build- ing itself was sold in December

Strathmore Legion Branch #10 NEWS By Irene Knappe, Secretary / PR / Membership • Please
Strathmore Legion Branch #10 NEWS
By Irene Knappe, Secretary / PR / Membership
• Please mark down the following events on your calendars for your easy reference
and reminders
• Every Wednesday night: Bingo – opens at 5:30 pm and play begins at 6:15
• Every Friday Night: Jamming, unless there is a booking. Meat and 50/50 draws
begin at 6 pm and the kitchen also has its special $10 dinners every Friday until 7 pm.
Jan’s dinners are different every week and we urge you to call the Legion to find out
what the special will be!
• Every Saturday Afternoon: Meat draws beginning at 3:00 pm
• Saturday, February 13th: Valentine’s Day Evening – Elvis will be re-entering the
building and entertaining from 7:00 – 11 pm. Tickets are $5 per person at the door,
which includes roses for the ladies and snacks at 10:00 pm. The kitchen will be pro-
viding a special dinner for your dining pleasure. Please contact the Legion for further
information in this regard
• Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th: Alberta / Northwest Territory
Command Legion Darts – public welcome. Please call the Legion for times
• Sunday, February 21st: Ladies Auxiliary Sunday breakfast – 9:00 – 11:00 am
• Tuesday, February 23rd: General Meeting – beginning at 7:00 pm
• The Legion offers its facilities for meetings, weddings, celebrations of life, funerals,
birthdays, anniversaries, business meetings or any other get-togethers. We urge you
to contact our Legion and check out what we have to offer to help make your event a
special one
• A special note to everyone to please check the Strathmore Legion on FaceBook
where last-minute events will be posted in between weekly paper publications of this
article and for anything Veteran / Soldier / war related
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!!!
LEST WE FORGET / WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
For further information, please call the Legion at 403.934.5119
further information, please call the Legion at 403.934.5119 Thought for the Week ~ Great opportunities to
Thought for the Week ~ Great opportunities to help others seldome come, but small ones
Thought for
the Week
~
Great
opportunities
to help others
seldome come,
but small ones
surround us
every day.
seldome come, but small ones surround us every day. to a purchaser who is prepared to
seldome come, but small ones surround us every day. to a purchaser who is prepared to
seldome come, but small ones surround us every day. to a purchaser who is prepared to

to a purchaser who is prepared to remove it from the downtown lot. It was reiterated that the historical society had been offered the oppor- tunity to remove the church from the property for a single dollar or to prepare a written offer on the land and buildings and had failed to do either. Perhaps the most important topic addressed is one that has so far been mostly left unsaid, that a historical designation would cost the town significant tax dollars. Unlike pro- vincially designated historic sites, local governments are required to pay landowners compensation and cannot take the property. The basic payment is for the decrease to the value of the land that a historical designation may bring, but the costs go up from there. If a landowner is unsatisfied with the offer made, the matter goes to the Land Compensa- tion Board, where the costs of both sides would be borne by the town. The lawyer for the Anglican Church

estimated the cost of compensation to be perhaps $750,000. That money is compensation, but does not change ownership of the property. After the town pays whatever compensation the board requires, the land and building re- main the property of the Anglican Church. They do not become the property of the town or the his- torical society. The church building would not become a museum, it would not be a tourist information center, and it would not be office space. It would be an old church building sitting on property still owned by the church, or perhaps an old church building sitting on property owned by a developer, if the current sale goes ahead. There would be no benefit to the town, apart from residents being able to drive behind the Legion to see a fa- miliar building. To the Anglican Church, there would be a significant cost. It is the goal of the congregation to sell

both the downtown property and three acres owned at the north end of town, and build a new church facility close to downtown. The ac- tion of town council now is delay- ing that plan by interfering with the sale of the downtown property. Although the motion to rescind the freeze on our property was soundly defeated, church members remain hopeful that town council will con- sider the cost of their actions both to the church and to the taxpayers, and that they will not pass a bylaw regarding our property. There will be an open house re- garding this issue on March 1. The Anglican Church will be there to discuss how a historical designation will impact the congregation. We urge all citizens to attend and to let town council know their views this issue.

Angela Arinze Rector’s Warden, St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church

St. Michael & All Angels Church and property sold!

To the Editor There have been many proclamations recently in the media by the Western District Historical Society (WDHS) in regards to the Anglican Church building and site. The Western District Historical Society has been ex- cited about their vision, their mission and their value of the “former” St. Michael’s and All Angel’s Church and Diocese of Calgary’s building and property. This might be a surprise to some … but we haven’t left! St. Michael’s parish has worshiped, ministered, sup- ported and served the Strathmore community for over 100 years. This is proof that our St. Michael’s parish is resilient and we plan to stay in this community for another 100 years. There is a plan in place that our par- ish has been working together on for some time. The plan is to move off our existing church building and sell the downtown property. In order to do this our

parish moved to Hope Community Church for worship

services in 2012.

The St. Michael’s parish has raised funds, tithed, rolled

up their sleeves and forged ahead with our new build-

ing project. Our parish intends to grow and thrive. In

order to do this, we need a larger more modern church.

As you are very likely aware, a 120-day moratorium

on the Anglican downtown property has been put into

place by the Strathmore Town Council. It freezes all ac-

tivities for 120 days. The Diocese of Calgary and the St.

Michael’s Parish has sold our downtown property and

rectory in order to build a new church within Strath-

more at a new location. The 120-day moratorium inter-

rupts the new owner from taking position of the prop-

erty. Listed below are some of the highlights of how the St. Michael’s parish has been moving forward. April 2015 – The link and hall of the church are re- moved. ($60,000 cost). June 2015 – Rev. Bryan arranges an agreement with the WDHS to remove the church building. June 2015 – WDHS invited to submit an offer to pur- chase the church property. They did not submit. June 2015 – “Let’s make a pitch” gives WDHS $5000 dollars towards moving the church off the property. Aug. 28, 2015 – Strathmore Times reports the WDHS has formerly requested the town donate property lo- cated at Lambert Park Parking lot so the church can be moved (later they were denied by the town). Sept. 2015 – St. Michael’s accepts offer to purchase. The church property and rectory is sold. Oct. 2015 – The Strathmore Standard reports – WDHS receives $25,000 from 55+ games to use towards mov- ing the church. Nov. 10, 2015 – Town Council Meeting - town council urges the WDHS to submit their request to have the St. Michael’s church and property deemed a historical site. Mayor Ell and Deputy Mayor Peterson openly state that they are a part of the Western District Historical Society. Nov. 18, 2015 – Town Council Meeting - Rev Bryan presents St. Michael’s and the Calgary Diocese commu- nication at the Town Council. The town council was told that our property was sold. They were also made aware that the WDHS was offered to purchase our church building for $1 dollar and it was to be removed as a condition of our sale. Dec. 2, 2015 – Town Council Meeting - town council asks the WDHS to submit a letter of historical signifi- cance, a property appraisal be done and a letter of in- tent be drafted and given to the property owner.

Dec. 2015 – After WDHS declines to move the church building off the property, the Calgary Diocese sells the church building to a second private purchaser. Jan. 13, 2016 – WDHS gives the St. Michael’s and All Angel’s Anglican Church municipal historical resource presentation. The Town of Strathmore council directs that a written notice of “intention to designate” be

served to the property’s registered owner. This is a 120- day moratorium to the Calgary Diocese on the property.

It freezes all activities for 120 days. Furthermore, this

gives council the opportunity to investigate the desig- nation bylaw and then the Town Council can declare the site a Municipal Historic Resource after the 60 days’ notice of Intention period has lapsed. You might be thinking … how does this affect me?

If the old church building and site is deemed a histori-

cal resource, the historical designation goes with the title, but does not change ownership of the property. After the town pays whatever compensation the board requires after depreciating the value of the land, the land and building remain the property of the Anglican Church. They do not become the property of the town or the historical society. Why should you care about the Anglican parish and their plans? There is a cause for general concern about the quality of our town council practices. There have

been no public posting of town council agendas in their entirety, no mention of St. Michael’s business being dis- cussed and no invitation to the current property owner to attend town council meetings by the WDHS. The recent motion that was passed was not on a posted meeting agenda. How is the public to under- stand the decisions being made in regards to governing practices if they are not given information? How is the public to voice their opinion on community decisions when they are not given the opportunity? The general public should be aware that in this situ- ation, financial damages are likely to be imposed. In- tentional interference with contractual relations has occurred by the Town of Strathmore council passing

a motion on the 120-day moratorium. The Diocese of

Calgary has a firm sale on the property, but possession has not occurred and cannot occur under the morato- rium conditions. This means that the town council has intentionally interfered with the seller and the buyer’s contractual relations. If the town council was so invested, why wouldn’t the town donate a site for the historical building? If the Historical Society has the funds to renovate and main- tain the current St. Michael’s Church and property, why

wouldn’t they submit an offer to purchase?

I would encourage our citizens of Strathmore to voice

your opinion on this topic. Our community needs to en- sure that we are being represented in the correct man- ner. We need to ensure that all members of town coun- cil are listening to our residents and working wisely on our behalf. The Strathmore town council has now arranged for an Open House.

I would invite you all to come to the Mar. 1 Open

House at the Strathmore Civic Centre. There will be a

presentation and an opportunity for your opinions and votes to be received.

Tracey Kelly People’s Warden, St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church

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MARTIN SHIELDS Bow River Member of Parliament

Dear Constituents, I wanted to remind you of an important public consultation taking place, which is being hosted by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommu- nications Commission (CRTC). This consultation is all about Broadband Internet. They will be hosting a public meeting on the issue in Gatineau, Que. on April 11. As with all of their public consultations, this one will be tele- vised on CPAC, and I encourage all of you to watch if you get a chance. In conjunction with this consultation, the CRTC has made available a short questionnaire for you to fill out to help them better understand the is- sues. The questionnaire can be accessed online

(https://97.ca/ekos/cwx.cgi?EN:01616R).

From the CRTC press release: “Canadians who cannot access the questionnaire online may call 1-877-249-2782 to fill it out over the phone with an agent or to request a paper copy (a prepaid return envelope will be supplied). Canadians may also send a fax to 819-994-0218 to request a copy to complete and send back. The responses to the questionnaire (online, phone, fax or mail) must be completed and received by the CRTC by Feb. 29, 2016.” (http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.

do?nid=1027549)

I would also like to introduce Andrew Poncia, Legislative Assistant in my Ottawa office. Andrew was born in Cornwall, Ont. in 1987. He went to high school there and completed a Social Service Worker Diploma at St. Lawrence College before moving to the Nation’s Capital in 2008 to study history and political science at uOttawa. He has worked for a number of M.P.s since 2008, including his mentor Cornwall M.P. Guy Lauzon. He also worked for former Calgary area M.P. Hon. Diane Ablonczy for a brief period in 2010-2011. He then worked for the M.P. for Medicine Hat, La- Var Payne, from 2011-2015. Andrew is fluently bi- lingual in both of Canada’s official languages. He is an avid history buff and loves keeping up to speed with UK and Australian politics. He en- joys visiting Cornwall and spending time with his parents, and grandparents, as well as his nephew Sydney. Andrew can be reached at 613-992-0761 for any questions or comments about federal legislation or Government of Canada services. I’d like to remind you that you can also con- tact Karen in my Brooks office at 403-793-6775 or 1-844-241-0020 or by e-mail at martin.shields.c1@ parl.gc.ca.You can also find my page on Facebook and follow me on Twitter, where my handle is @ MartinBowRiver.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To take and lose a life!

To the Editor What is it going to take to change the mindset of building owners, business owners, citizens and cus- tomers using downtown with vehicle traffic. On Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 2 – again! A vehicle overrides the sidewalk, slamming into the front of Hidden Secrets business, knocking out 1/3 of the window, door access and a block wall, never mind the damage inside and worst business interruption for Elise, owner and operator of Hidden Secrets! Thank goodness, again, there were no injuries or loss of life here. This is the second time in three years my building has been hit. Buildings can be fixed, loss of life cannot. Now, what the general public should realize is, when something happens like this, the business owner takes the financial hit. We small business own- ers rely on business revenue and income to assist us financially in our personal lives. We do not get pay checks. Any business interruption not in our control, creates other financial problems! I should know from our experience as we were out of business for six months three years ago. Some peo- ple should try going six months with no pay checks!

Going back to my opening paragraph, angle park- ing is a thing of the past! It has to go! We are one of the few towns still using angle park- ing, and accidents are happening. Everybody has to wake up. RCMP Statistics prove this. If you look at 2nd Avenue downtown, my building has been hit twice, Strathmore Value Drug Mart and a light pole have been hit. On the other side of 2nd Avenue, where parallel parking exists, no buildings have been hit by vehicles. So, where are we with this. Maybe some citizens think that I am whining and complaining – maybe so! Heaven forbid if this was to happen again, lets hope that any citizens on the sidewalks in front of these businesses are spared. We have been lucky so far, but luck only lasts so long. Join with me, push for removal of angle parking and replace with parallel parking. Stop in and talk to me at Rocky’s Bakery. Thank you.

Rocky Blokland Owner-Operator Councillor – Town of Strathmore

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Resource fair on its way to become staple in community

MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

Riding on the success of Strathmore’s first inter-agency resource fair, the or- ganizers of the Helping Hands Winter Gifts event are already in preparation for next year with expectations of a greater community turnout, the attrac- tion of more sponsors, and the partic- ipation of nearly a dozen more local agencies. Nearly 250 community members at- tended the resource fair on Jan. 30, that sought the assembly of 21 agencies, of- fered free food, clothing and toys, and featured speeches by prominent poli- ticians such as Strathmore Mayor Mi- chael Ell, MLA Derek Fildebrandt, MP Martin Shields, and Siksika First Na- tions Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman. “It was better than I thought, there were more people who wanted to net- work and there were more people com- ing through the door than I expected,” said Richard Rodgers, the main orga- nizer for the event and outreach direc- tor for the Strathmore Overnight Shel- ter (SOS). “I think it’s necessary but even with the economy down, people still need clothing, people still need canned goods. Hopefully next year we’ll get more agencies, I’m looking for 30 next year, and maybe a bigger building too.” Despite facing obstacles such as hav- ing only five weeks to send out notices, and a lack of timely advertising, Rod- gers is optimistic about forging ahead with plans for the next event, giving him 12 months to prepare. While he was impressed with the 13 sponsors the event attracted at the end of last month, he is hoping to gain more over

the next months, and interact with as many agencies in Strathmore as pos- sible. “It doesn’t matter how small you are we welcome every agency that helps people or keeps them from being bored at home,” Rodgers added. “The agencies said it was a positive thing with the networking, especially with Siksika resources being there. Con- nections that haven’t been there, were made during the event. It’s not for en- tertainment purposes but for agencies working together as a preventative thing.” The Pregnancy Care Centre, Advo- cacy in Motion (AIMS), the Strathmore Municipal Library, and Siksika Health Services were among the 21 agencies who participated in the event, hand- ing out information and offering re- sources. The Helping Hands Winter Gifts, which was created to inform the community about free and accessible services within the community, also received numerous donations, some of which are currently stored at the Har- vest Healing Centre Church, ready to be dispersed to anyone who’s interest- ed or in need of the items. Many of the agencies, including some Siksika-based services, have al- ready expressed interest in participat- ing next year. According to Rodgers, his vision is to see the event become an annual thing, independent of a fluc- tuating economy.

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Organizers of the Helping Hands Winter Gifts resource fair that took place on Jan. 30, are already plan- ning next year’s event. With a year to organize and spread the word, they are hoping to at- tract more community members, agencies, and sponsors.

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February 12, 2016 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 13 All that shimmers The Strathmore Jewel- lery
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Councillors found not in conflict of interest

MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

Feelings of resentment rose at the regular council meeting on Feb. 3, when Councillor Rocky Blokland brought forward citizens concerns, alleging three council members to be in- volved in a conflict of interest. Mayor Michael Ell, Councillor Denise Peterson, and Coun- cillor Brad Walls are all members on the board of the West- ern District Historical Society – with Councillor Walls resign- ing from his position on the board in February. The action by the council members to cast a vote in the motion to imple- ment a 120-day freeze to prevent any actions being taken to alter the St. Michaels and All Angels Anglican Church and its property, as requested by the WDHS on Jan. 13, and to notify the property owner of the intent to designate, resulted in outcry from the community. After having been approached by various members of the community regarding the issue Councillor Blokland addressed the issue at the council meet- ing last week. “I have a few points here of concern that I’m bringing for- ward on behalf of a lot of citizens, some of my statements are not meant to be accusatory against anybody, they were brought to me and I was prepared to bring them forward,” said Councillor Blokland. “Conflict of interest is a big one with a lot of people out there. It seems to be questionable. The historical society board was incorporated in January 2015 with five to six people, three of them being sitting members of this council, although one of them has resigned. “I might add in the past, as a councillor, I have seen coun- cillors remove themselves from council chambers on lesser matters instead of engaging in a debate and subsequent vote. Even though I realize there is no personal financial gain to councillors involved it is questionable with major financial decisions at the public hearing and bylaw stage moving forward.” Concerned about his role as a former member of the board Councillor Walls requested input from administration re- garding the matter. After a lengthy explanation referring to the Municipal Government Act (MGA), Deputy CAO Linda Nelson assured council that in her opinion and according to the act, the councillors were not in violation of their duties or raised an issue with conflict of interest. “This is something I hold very near and dear to my heart,” said Councillor Brad Walls. “I have sat here as a councillor and I’ve declared conflict or bias because I’ve sat on other committees and I take offense to being accused of conflict of interest. The MGA sets out a number of acts, regulations, and stat- ues governing a municipality. Nelson emphasized section 153 of the act states a councillor’s duties are to consider and

promote the welfare and interest of the municipality as a whole and to bring to council’s attention that which would promote the welfare or interest of the municipality. Further- more it states for council members to participate in council meetings and meetings of council committees, or other bod- ies that council’s appointed to. “It is true that I am both an elected councillor for the Town of Strathmore and I am a board member for the WDHS, but as you’ve heard, this is not a conflict under the Municipal Government Act which does not only allow but encourages me to do both,” said Councillor Peterson at the Feb. 3 regular council meeting. “I clearly understand my mandate as a councillor for the Town of Strathmore. It is to represent the best interests of this community in its entirety. I sought a role on the WDHS board with conviction that their goals of communicating and preserving Strathmore’s history aligned closely with the goals of the downtown revitalization, the downtown over- lay, and the municipal development plan, who all have as a goal the preservation of the town’s historic sites and the oft-stated desire of many community members to preserve their history. “I’ve advocated for the legislative process to be followed at all times. I am committed to ensuring that every person, ev- ery group, or organization with an interest will have a voice.” In regards to the WDHS, a non-profit organization, the Act also states in section 173, that a councillor is not in viola- tion of conflict of interest as there is no pecuniary interest directly affecting the councillor or their family members. “It is also important to note that the vote to send a letter of intent to the diocese was simply to start the legislative pro- cess,” said Nelson. “It is council’s obligation to follow legisla- tive processes and to solicit the public in an effort to gather feeback in an entire community. Council must hear both sides. This is the democratic process and it is a fair process.” While the explanation was reassuring to council members, some were offended by the accusation. In turn, Councillor Rocky Blokland, who previously stated his intentions were not to accuse anyone on council and who was speaking on behalf of the public who raised the concern with the coun- cillor, publicly apologized for any misconceptions. With an open house coming up on March 1 at the civic centre, some councillors are hoping the public input will help put the issue to rest. “When we’re elected as councillors, we are supposed to speak up and make decisions on what we think is the best on the whole of the community,” said Councillor Fule. “We’re not trying to serve any one particular group and we all have an open mind. That’s one of the reasons why we’re looking to hear from the public regarding this church. I my- self have not made up my mind.”

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JENNIFER PAGE Program Coordinator at Pregnancy Care Centre

At the Pregnancy Care Centre we as- sess not just the result of the pregnan- cy test, but also the well-being of the whole person – including their current situation and need for support. Along with pregnancy tests and option infor- mation, we provide free and confiden- tial emotional support throughout the pregnancy and beyond. Pregnancy and the early childrearing years are some of the most vulnerable times in a woman’s life. These years present a period of change and in- creased responsibility and even women with strong support systems in place find it challenging. Statistics on abuse cite increased risks for women during pregnancy. This risk is multiplied when

the pregnancy is unplanned, and there are other stressors involved. When Jes- sica found out she was pregnant, her initial excitement turned to concern. She had just ended a turbulent relation- ship with the father of the baby and she wasn’t sure what his reaction would be. Many clients come into the center feeling overwhelmed, and finding out they are pregnant can add to their chal- lenges. If they have low levels of fam- ily support, facing those first weeks of pregnancy can be daunting. But if an abusive partner is involved, the preg- nancy can put them at an increased risk for harm. While pregnancy is cause for excitement and elation, it also adds stress to the relationship and in some cases; it can be a trigger for domestic violence. This is what happened to Jessica. An already volatile relationship now be-

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Jessica Ernst, a Rosebud resident, went to the Su- preme Court on Jan. 12 to ask Canada’s highest court whether she has the right to sue the Alberta Energy Regu- lator (AER). That claim would be brought against the AER in an Alberta provincial court, for its involvement in a case that also involves the gas and oil company Encana. Ernst’s legal battle with the AER began in 2005 when the well-water on her Rosebud acreage became unsafe for washing and drinking. She discovered that the gas and oil company Encana had, without permission, fracked oil wells near her property and elsewhere in the Rose- bud region. That fracking, she believes, released haz- ardous chemicals including methane into her water well. When Encana denied re- sponsibility for the damage to Ernst’s well-water, she took her complaint to the AER, who also denied the va- lidity of her claim. So in 2007, Ernst began a legal case against Encana and the AER, and in 2011, she ex- panded that claim to include Alberta Environment. All three organizations said they were immune from prosecu- tion, but Alberta’s provincial courts decided only the AER has immunity. It was the AER’s claim for immunity that brought Ernst before the Supreme Court on Jan. 12. She wanted to know:

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MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

Twenty-five years ago, mother-of-three Marjorie Hembroff was walking down 16th Avenue in Calgary, when she stum- bled across a sign offering art classes. That day, when she started out with oil paints, signified the beginning of her artis-

Thank You The Poppy Campaign last November proved once again to be a success, even

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The Poppy Campaign last November proved once again to be a success, even though the times are very tough for most of us. Thanks to everyone who donated to our Campaign, we managed to deposit approximately $49,000, after expenses, into our Poppy Fund, which will assist our Veterans and their families in their times of need. The Poppy Fund of the Strathmore Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #10, as well as the Branch, would therefore like to thank the following:

To CANADIAN TIRE, TINA’S NO FRILLS, WALMART AND CALGARY CO-OP, all of Strathmore, for their consent to allow us tables at their stores for the selling of poppies; To ALL BUSINESSES, BIG AND SMALL, IN STRATHMORE AND SURROUNDING AREAS, who sponsored wreaths and crosses which they displayed during the two weeks prior to Remembrance Day and which were placed at the Field of Honour graves of our Veterans at the Strathmore Cemetery on Remembrance Day; To ALL VOLUNTEERS (AND CADETS) WHO UNSELFISHLY GAVE THEIR TIME TO SIT AT THE TABLES TO HELP THE POPPY FUND; AND TO ALL THE CITIZENS, YOUNG AND OLD, OF STRATHMORE, GLEICHEN, HUSSAR, STANDARD, LANGDON, AND ALL PLACES IN BETWEEN AND AROUND THE COUNTRY-SIDE, who gave their hard-earned money for poppies that were worn with pride, as well as those who purchased pins and wrist bands, and everyone who attended the Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11th,

WE ALSO THANK ALL THE STUDENTS OF LOCAL AND SURROUNDING SCHOOLS for their entries: essays, poems, black and white and colour pictures, depicting what Remembrance Day means to them. And THANK YOU to their parents and teachers for teaching them!!!! Our Congratulations to all the winners!!!

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tic career. Having evolved into acrylics, pencil, and pen and ink methods, the self-taught artist credits an inner force for her ongoing devotion. That same force has led to the completion of a 4-year-long project – Hembroff’s first book that she is introduc- ing at the Strathmore Municipal Library on Feb. 20. “There’s an inner motivation that propels me to paint or sketch,” Hembroff said. “I was in the art group and there was another gal who kept encour- aging me and she took it and she read it and she was very helpful. I was propelled to keep going. It’s that inner drive again that’s there that says I have to write.” Hembroff previously exhibited her art at Strath- more Municipal Library at the end of 2014. For the month of February 40 of the artist’s pieces, with subjects ranging from landscapes to animals, will be on display for viewing. However, with a book signing and a reading from the author, the exhibit also offers something distinctive. “Marjorie Hembroff is a returning artist to the library, but what’s unique about the art exhibit this month, although a portion of the art exhibit is her general work, in the back of the library are the sketches of the illustrations from her book,” said Carmen Erison, assistant director to library services in Strathmore. “It gives you a chance to come to the library and get a preview of her book prior to coming to her author visit.” The local artist grew up in Manitoba before mov- ing to Calgary over 30 years ago. According to

Returning artist Marjorie Hembroff will be at the Strath- more Municipal Library on Feb. 20 for an author visit to promote her first novel. Hembroff is also featured at the library currently, for her artwork.

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currently, for her artwork. Miriam Ostermann Photo Hembroff, her rural upbringing has played a signif- icant

Hembroff, her rural upbringing has played a signif- icant factor on the development of her imagination and appreciation for nature. While she often incor- porates her own pets in her art, a source of her inspiration, art has also become therapeutic. Hav- ing called Strathmore home for the past two years, Hembroff is planning on continuing to promote her independently published juvenile novel locally and is already busy on some upcoming works. “I was bitten by the bug before I started writing this book,” Hembroff said. “I had no thoughts of writing a book. Then the idea came from me, and I took an online course to help me get started. Oh the well has not run dry.” Bess’s Magical Garden, a novel that is geared to- wards children aged eight to 12 years old, is avail- able on Amazon as a paperback, hardcopy and E-book version. The item can also be purchased locally at the Red Carrot. Marjorie Hembroff’s art- work will be on display until the end of February and she will be reading a section from her book at the author’s talk and signing on Feb. 20 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Sketch artist has big vision

MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

Ever since she was a young girl, doctors told 59-year-old Pat Timmermans that one day her life would change. Knowing this, she embraced her ambitions and learned to draw after joining the Wheatland Society of Arts and Hope Bridges Society in 2011. Now that her portfolio is over- flowing with detailed sketches and entertaining colouring-book- style pages, she was asked to facilitate the Hope Bridges Soci- ety’s first-ever drawing class – a high praise and unexpected op- portunity for the artist who’s le- gally blind. Having suffered from retini- tis pigmentosa (RP) all her life

– an inherited degenerative eye

disease resulting in the loss of vision – Timmermans created her vision bucket list. While the list contains seeing the Atlantic coast, going whale watching, and visiting the Great Wall of China, she is now able to check drawing off from that list. But for Timmer- mans, who has lost her periph- eral vision and will lose the rest

of her sight over the next decade, the condition forced some nec- essary adjustments to be made, that she now utilizes when teach- ing her drawing classes. “The unique aspect of applying my own vision loss to drawing is

I can actually show the people

different ways to draw, for exam-

ple how to draw a straight line,” she explained, noting that since she is only able to see one item and not the area around it, she has to memorize and learn how to create a straight line by mak- ing points A and B meet in the middle, without seeing where the other point is below. “You compensate as you go. I do a lot of memorizing in my day. I’m trying to pack in as much as

I can that requires sight until it’s gone.” On Feb. 4, Timmermans facili- tated her first workshop for the Hope Bridges Society, teaching five individuals about perspec- tive and adding depth to the drawings; in other words, learn- ing how to draw 3D images on a 2D piece of paper. The new pro-

gram arose from much demand from the society’s members over the years. “We’ve had lots of requests throughout the last few years for drawing,” said Wanda Reinholdt, program coordinator for Hope Bridges Society. “Like all our workshops, there’s an opportu- nity for people to do a simple or

a medium level or an advanced.

So wherever you’re at with draw- ing you can come do this.” Although she loves drawing flowers, Timmermans’ latest pas- sion is creating colouring-book- style pages, which she is in the process of trying to publish in

a book. The budding artist ac- knowledged that being aware

a book. The budding artist ac- knowledged that being aware Local artist Pat Timmermans, who is

Local artist Pat Timmermans, who is le- gally blind, is currently teaching a draw- ing course for the Hope Bridges Society on Thursdays throughout February.

Photo Courtesy of Dale Timmermans

of the future loss of her eyesight meant she was able to prepare and now fulfill her vision bucket list. Although she plans on taking up music once more, once her vi- sion has completely disappeared, nothing can take the place in her heart dedicated to drawing. “I love it because it’s a way to sit down and almost meditate,” she said. “When I get into draw- ing, the world’s problems don’t matter to me at that point. It’s almost like an escape, but I can

escape into drawing and just for that short while, I feel really hap- py and calm.” Timmermans will be facilitat- ing the drawing course at the Hope Bridges Society on Thurs- days until the end of February. For more information and to see some of her artwork, visit www.

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Despite not having Flames alumni present and some players taking part in ball hockey due to the effect of warmer weather on the outdoor rink, didn’t faze 140 players, who still took part in Hockey Day in GA at the Glei- chen Arena on Feb. 6. Last year the event was able attract the likes of Flames alumnus Dana Murzyn, but due to scheduling conflicts were not able to attract them again this year, while the kids officially got to experience the new outdoor rink. “Smiles on their faces,” said Cara Sheppard, vice president of the Gleichen Pond Hockey League. “How pond hockey works is it’s kind of a skate, do the shinny thing. There’s no travelling involved, there’s no games like in minor hockey. This is one of very few events where the kids get to come into the whole hockey tournament kind of experience.” She added the event grew the players’ con-

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The CFR Bisons are sitting in a three-way tie for first with the Calgary Flames and the Red Deer Chiefs after two crucial road wins, beating the Grande Peace Storm 6-2 on Feb. 6 and the St. Albert Raiders 2-1 on Feb. 7. Bisons head coach Sandy Henry said the boys played with an iden- tity where the team was moving the puck well and played with speed through the neutral zone, an area they were working on as of late. “I think we gained some confi- dence with our play lately,” said Henry. “I thought on the weekend for the most part we had 60-min- ute efforts. We got out in the game pretty well at times where we re- ally started to push the play right off the bat. I think our condition- ing was at a point where we don’t tire very easily and we were able to keep coming at teams.” The Bisons were able to make the hometown Storm chase them all night long because of effective puck possession and their play down low while getting it out of their end quickly. “I think it’s a combination of mindset and the training is start- ing to show, working on specific things that we weren’t quite good enough at and they’re starting to grasp those concepts,” said Henry. In the St. Albert game, the score was more flattering than how the play was as Henry stated that the Bisons dominated and couldn’t get the puck to go in, all while having to kill a major penalty at the end. Tyler Petrie and Liam Izyk scored against the Raiders. Izyk led the way with two goals while Kyle Gordon, Tyson Scott, Quaid McBean, Kaden Hanas and Gary Haden scored in the win against the Storm. The club will conclude the regular season when they head to Leduc to face the Oil Kings on Feb. 13 at 2:15 p.m. before playing the MLAC Beverly Optimists on Feb. 14 at 2:15 p.m.

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Players ready for Alberta Winter Games

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

Eight Strathmore-area ringette players watched their dream become a reality when they made the Zone 2 team after competing against 52 other players in six try-out sessions. Rockyford’s Taneil Kalbhen, Rosebud’s Hailey Kenney, Strathmore’s Ashley Lecavalier, Grace Ol- son, Anne Sauve, Daylen and Tatum Wathen and McKenna Blades were able to crack the 17-player roster. Tatum Wathen plays for the Strathmore Ice U19B team and was nervous going into try-outs because she wasn’t used to the higher competitive level. However, she is aware of the role she’ll have to play in order to advance the team. “Everyone who tried out were so good,” said Wa- then. “And all the girls are really good. It just made me work harder to be better. I would like to win the games.” She said they’ve played the Zone 3 Calgary team in a game where she thought they were going to get dominated. They managed to tie the Calgary team, which was encouraging for Wathen and her confidence going into the event. For Lecavalier, making the team was a proud moment in her 12-year ringette career. She learned a lot from playing the Zone 3 team about what it will take to be successful in the tour-

nament. “I learned that you have to work as a team and not be selfish,” said Lecavalier. The overall experience is what she is looking forward to most and hopes to become a better rin- gette player because of it. Ann Sauve, who plays with the Calgary Apex U16 double-A team, said it was exciting to get the opportunity to reunite with her Strathmore friends. According to Sauve, the competition won’t be an issue as she is used to that level of competitive- ness, having played it with her club team. “(The play) is going to be fast, fun and competi- tive,” said Sauve. “I think so, especially with these girls playing double-A for Zone 2, I think they’ll be looking for us.” She added that based on her Summer Games fast-pitch experience two years ago, it’s a fun ex- perience with the opportunity to meet many new people and foster relationships going through dif- ferent sports after the games are completed. Zone assistant coach Jan Wathen said the team is excited about the group they are sending to the games. “It is great to have so much local talent playing at a high level,” said Wathen. “I wish the players all the best. It will be a great experience and hope- fully many positive memories.” The 2016 Alberta Winter Games will take place from Feb. 13-16 in Medicine Hat.

Local ringette players embracing teamwork

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

Four Strathmore-area ringette players are embracing the op- portunity to play at an elite level with the Zone 2 Big Country In- ception’s U16 double-A team. Team members include Lang- don’s Julia Bishop, Hailey Ken- ney from Rosebud and Strath- more’s Daylen Wathen and Grace Olson. The biggest difference for Bishop has been how much faster the pace of play has been compared to the last 10 years of playing the game, with two of those years being in Strathmore. Her focus has been trying to keep sharp on the ice so she can be competitive and keep up with the pace of play, while say- ing the team has had their good and bad games but they’re in it to support each other. Olson is in her 11th year of ringette and describes herself as an aggressive player that has improved with effective coach- ing this season and the results have shown. “(In) the offensive zone we’ve started scoring more and work-

ing together as a team,” said Ol- son. Inception assistant coach Rhonda Olson has been im- pressed with what the girls have been able to accomplish at this level and said they’re learning how to work as a team. “It’s kind of nice because they’re all like players,” said Ol- son. “But coming from different associations they’ve probably learned different things and had different coaching, so it’s been getting them to work together and work as a team, not indi- viduals. They’re peaking now, which is what we wanted.” Wathen said what had made the experience more enjoyable is the players are all trying their hardest to progress and want to compete. “We’ve started to work togeth- er and trust each other more,” said Wathen. Meanwhile, the Zone 2 Big Country Blaze U14 double-A team has seen improvement in terms of closing the gap in games on the scoreboard. “We’re getting comments from the Calgary teams as well that how they’re surprised of how

Calgary teams as well that how they’re surprised of how Local Zone 2 Big Country Inception

Local Zone 2 Big Country Inception U16 double-A ringette players Hailey Kenney (l-r), Daylen Wathen, Julia Bishop and Grace Olson have taken the program’s

first year by storm. Justin Seward Photo

well we’re doing for the first year in the league,” said Coach Chad Gillies. Gillis said the team’s goal is to make provincials this year; to do so they will have to stay com- petitive with the Calgary teams. Local goalie Jewlyn Foat said she is enjoying a great season in the Blaze’s net, and the big- gest difference for her is in the younger levels goalies can steal games, but now it takes a com- plete team effort. “It can’t be the goalie shutout; it has to be a team shutout,” she said. “We’ve improved on every- thing slowly but surely.”

“We’ve improved on every- thing slowly but surely.” Flying high! The Strathmore Spartans high school varsity

Flying high!

improved on every- thing slowly but surely.” Flying high! The Strathmore Spartans high school varsity girl’s

The Strathmore Spartans high school varsity girl’s basketball team chalked up a 62-34 win over the Highwood Mustangs on Feb. 3 at the school.

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Mustangs on Feb. 3 at the school. Doug Taylor Photos Storm shines for Kings The Strathmore

Storm shines for Kings

The Strathmore Storm peewee girls hockey team provided Kings fans with a demonstration of their hockey skills in a shoot to win relay race during intermission at the Feb. 2 Kings vs Banff game. Doug Taylor Photo

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TransCanada Corporation (TCC) presented a $3,350 cheque to the Hus- sar Rural Fire Association towards helping the association’s ‘Fund the Fire

Truck’ project, on Jan. 28. Byron Skanderup (l-r), Trans Canada Corporation representative, Randy Kaiser, Hussar Rural Fire Association president and

Mike Hager, Fire Chief.

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i r e C h i e f . Photo Courtesy of Chantale Ward Standing Room
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Standing Room Only

Rosebud School of the Arts students Cassie Garbutt (l-r), Justin Lanouette, Kyla Convey and Anna Schroeder, who call themselves The Nodwell Scal- lywags, created, wrote and performed a 10-minute play, all in the course of

a day. They performed their play, The Traveler’s Dream, to a standing-room- only audience the evening of Jan. 30, along with 10-minute performances from their first- , second- and third-year classmates. The performance and accompanying silent auction immediately raised about $1,500, with addi- tional funds still coming in. All funds go to support students’ theatre study trips to New York, Toronto and Canada’s west coast in February.

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west coast in February. Photo Courtesy of Smoke Signal Media Helping hand Patrick Jeanson, plant manager
Helping hand
Helping hand

Patrick Jeanson, plant manager at Orica Canada in Carseland, presented

a cheque for $2,000 to the Carseland School Grades 5-6 students to put towards their school/community garden project.

Photo Courtesy of Chantale Ward

THANK YOU The Strathmore Polominos Water Polo Club Would like to thank the following for
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Would like to thank the following for their generous support on
January 29th and 30th, 2016 at our Fundraiser and Funspiel:
Professional Curler: John Morris ~ 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist
Professional Curler: Ben Hebert ~ 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist
Parents & Coaches of the Polominos
Simply Fresh – Chris & Bev Slater
Strathmore Curling Club & Lounge
Strathmore Mixed Curling League
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and Funspiel to support the Strathmore Polominos. Provincial bound! The Strathmore Storm bantam-A team is off
Provincial bound!
Provincial bound!

The Strathmore Storm bantam-A team is off to pro- vincials after defeating Airdrie in the Zone 6 Final. The Storm took Game 1 at home 6-4 before winning 9-3 on the road on Feb. 8. The team will now head to provincials in Beaumont March 17-20.

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to provincials in Beaumont March 17-20. Doug Taylor Photos Hawks receive award The Holy Cross Col-
Hawks receive award
Hawks
receive
award

The Holy Cross Col- legiate Hawks senior boys basketball team claimed the consola- tion award after win- ning two games and

losing one game at the Rosemary Basketball tournament Jan. 29-

30.

Manny Everett Photo

Basketball tournament Jan. 29- 30. Manny Everett Photo The Strathmore Wheat- land Kings played their final
Basketball tournament Jan. 29- 30. Manny Everett Photo The Strathmore Wheat- land Kings played their final

The Strathmore Wheat- land Kings played their final regular season home game Feb. 2 at the Strathmore Family Centre. Unfortunately it did not go as planned as they were beat 4-2 by the Banff Bears.

Doug Taylor Photos

as they were beat 4-2 by the Banff Bears. Doug Taylor Photos Kings look for spark

Kings look for spark heading into playoffs

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

The Wheatland Kings have lost five of their last six games to end the regular season, including a 7-4 loss at hands off the Cochrane Generals on Feb. 6 and an 8-4 setback to the Okotoks Bisons on Feb. 7. Head coach Emilio Fuoco said the scores were not indicative of how the team actually performed. “We played some really good hockey against two hockey teams that have been successful this year,” said Fuoco. “We actually played really well for the first five minutes (in Cochrane). We couldn’t find the back of the net and we gave them a long power play opportunity. They have an excellent power play and they took advantage of it. We just couldn’t recover.” Lucas Jones, Kristian Ayoungman, Brennan Fuo- co and Zach Meadows scored in the loss to the Generals. In Okotoks, it appeared to be the same outcome as the night before as they hit five posts in the first five minutes, which seemed to haunt them the rest

of the game, and as Fuoco mentioned in timely situations they didn’t have any luck or didn’t have the ability to finish. Ayoungman, Brooker Pretty Youngman, Tyler Rivest and Cole Busslinger scored against the Bi- sons. The Kings will tangle with the Banff Academy Bears in Round 1 of the playoffs. The Bears have had their number this year, having won the sea- son series 3-1, and Fuoco knows the importance of keeping the players motivated as much as pos- sible. “I’m hoping the playoff intensity kicks in,” said Fuoco. “And that’s going to be my job to make sure that they stay at that level. Banff’s got some good play- ers, they compete hard and they work their tails off. We just have to understand we have to match that work ethic. I think the preparations are there, we’ve changed some subtle things for each team we’ve played.” The series is a best-of-three and Game 1 went Feb. 10 in Banff, while Game 2 is on Feb. 12 at the Strathmore Family Centre (8 p.m.). If necessary, Game 3 goes Feb. 14 back in Banff (4:30 p.m.).

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February 12, 2016 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 21 Early start James LeBoeuf enjoys the above

Early start

James LeBoeuf enjoys the above average temperatures to hit a bucket of balls at the Strathmore Golf Club’s driving range on Feb. 9.

Justin Seward Photo

Golf Club’s driving range on Feb. 9. Justin Seward Photo Caught in a storm The Strathmore

Caught in a storm

The Strathmore Storm midget tier 1 team bowed 5-2 to the Cochrane Rockies in their first provin- cial game of Round 2 at the Strathmore Family Centre on Feb. 6. The Storm will have to win by a four-goal differential in Game 2 to have a hope of gaining a provincial berth.

Justin Seward Photo

Grade 7/8 girls vs Hugh Sutherland Grade 8 boys vs Our Lady Snow
Grade 7/8 girls vs Hugh Sutherland
Grade 8 boys vs Our Lady Snow
7/8 girls vs Hugh Sutherland Grade 8 boys vs Our Lady Snow Grade 6/7 Girls vs
7/8 girls vs Hugh Sutherland Grade 8 boys vs Our Lady Snow Grade 6/7 Girls vs
Grade 6/7 Girls vs Our Lady Snow Grade 7 B boys team vs Standard
Grade 6/7 Girls vs Our Lady Snow
Grade 7 B boys team vs Standard
6/7 Girls vs Our Lady Snow Grade 7 B boys team vs Standard Grade 7 A
6/7 Girls vs Our Lady Snow Grade 7 B boys team vs Standard Grade 7 A
Grade 7 A boys vs. Hugh Sutherland
Grade 7 A boys vs. Hugh Sutherland
7 B boys team vs Standard Grade 7 A boys vs. Hugh Sutherland Cougars draining baskets

Cougars draining baskets

Five Crowther Memorial Junior High School Cougars basketball teams hosted a home tournament at Strath- more High School on Feb. 5 and 6.

Justin Seward Photo

The Wheatland Braves (left) were able to break the game open in the third period to beat the Taber Golden Suns 3-1 at the Strathmore Family Centre on Feb. 5. The Wheatland Warriors (right) shutout the Foothills Bisons 7-0 at the Strathmore Family Centre on Feb. 7.

Justin Seward Photos

the Strathmore Family Centre on Feb. 7. Justin Seward Photos Warriors down Foothills JUSTIN SEWARD Times

Warriors down Foothills

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

The Wheatland Warriors were able to weather an early physi- cal Foothills Bisons attack, rid- ing the momentum all the way through to a 7-0 win at the Strathmore Family Centre on Feb. 7. “It was just a good team ef- fort all around,” said Warriors assistant coach Kirby Ruzesky. “We started to get a little more pucks to the net, a little more shots and little more urgency. We pretty much broke out of the zone with a quick first pass on the tape and good support coming through the middle and it worked well for us.” He added that they left goal- tender Logan Grant out to dry at times, but overall he was happy with how strong they were able to play around him defensively through the game. Brandon Kasdorf and Cole Berg led the way with two tallies apiece, while Stran BackFat Red- crow, Max Schafer and Brayden Kapty notched one each in the win. The local double-A bantam

team will visit the Okotoks Oil- ers on Feb. 13 (3:45 p.m.) before hosting the West Central Tigers at the Strathmore Family Centre the following day at 1:30 p.m. BRAVES CLICKING Meanwhile, the Wheatland Braves took three of a possible four points from the Taber Gold- en Suns after edging them 3-1 at home on Feb. 5, before tying them 3-3 on Feb. 7 in Taber. Both teams were tied 1-1 in the third period last Friday night, before the Braves were able to open it up and used the big ice to their advantage. “We didn’t change our game plan at all,” said head coach Carl Knudsen. “We just out- worked the other guys here and used the big ice. We did move the puck around fairly well all game, but in the third period we just found another gear, simpli- fied our game, got some pucks to the net. We needed to come out and try to win that third pe- riod is what it comes down to.” He gave credit to goaltender Parker Forrest for making time- ly sprawling saves in the final frame, where he was able to give confidence to his players in

the offensive end. In the win, Zach Nicholls, No- lan Mahussier and Joel Romano supplied the offense. Romano, Adam Kirkpatrick and Tristan Zandee scored in the tie. The local double-A peewee team will have a weekend off from league action before hit- ting the ice again in Hussar when they host the Foothills Bi- sons on Feb. 19 (7:30 p.m.), and the Bow Valley Timberwolves will visit the Strathmore Family Centre on Feb. 21 (12:45 p.m.). CHIEFS BOUNCE BACK The Wheatland Chiefs put forth a much better effort against Medicine Hat than a week ago, and were able to shut them out 4-0 on Feb. 6. Ryan Skytt notched the hat trick, while Chris Rebeyka scored one in the win. The local double-A midget team will have played three games in four nights this week as they played the CNHA Ca- nucks on Feb. 10, while they will be in Taber on Feb. 12 (8:30 p.m.) and will host the West Central Tigers in Hussar on Feb. 13 (5 p.m.).

Local battle Members of local Team Mahussier tried their best to get it to the

Local battle

Members of local Team Mahussier tried their best to get it to the house during a semi-final battle with Team Shackleton during the Ladies bon- spiel at the Strathmore curling rink on Feb. 7.

Justin Seward Photo

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Caring for Our Community

2016 sees Wheatland FCSS

up and running, full tilt, with many programs available to all Wheatland County residents. Some of our ongoing happenings are as follows:

The ‘Community Volunteer Income Tax Program’ will be offered for the 2015 tax season. This is FREE income tax preparation for seniors and low-in- come earners. Get in touch with us to see if you qualify. Appointments can be made beginning March 1st. The ‘Good Food Box Program’ has resumed. The next order date is on Tuesday, February 16th at 3 p.m. with pick up on Friday, February 26th. For the winter/spring schedule, check out our website. Please note that pricing has increased by $5 for each box size. What does our ‘Home Support Program’ offer? Our In-Home Support is available to seniors, persons with disabilities, those with long-term health conditions or who are recovering from surgery and/or treatment. Our fabulous home care staff will assist with routine house upkeep, shopping for shut-ins and provide companion care. Our next ‘Lunch and Learn’ session on February 17th is entitled ‘Relax & Smile’. Come and join us for lunch as you learn to identify and recognize stress and discuss effective ways to manage it. Please phone ahead so that we have enough food for everyone. The sessions are held at the Wheatland County Administration Building and begin promptly at noon.

Thank you to all who submitted applications for the WFCSS 2016 Grant. Applications will be reviewed this month with notifications going out early in March. Reminder to the 2015 WFCSS Grant recipients that your end reports are due by February 12th, 2016. The ‘Wheatland Meals on Wheels – Frozen Program’ continues according to schedule. There have been some addi- tions to the menu along with changes to portion sizes. Check out our website for the menu and pricing. Call the office if you have any questions. Planning for the ‘Caregiver Aware- ness Campaign’ is underway. Who do we identify as a caregiver and what are his/her needs? Are you aware of the resources already available to you? Encouraging caregivers to find balance in their own lives lends the ability to be able to give better care for those in their charge. Next planning meeting is February 24th. If you missed our ‘Coats & Cocoa’ Campaign when it was in your area, please note that we still have a good selection of items at the office. Just give us a call if you are in need of winter outerwear and we’ll do our best to meet your needs. Please check out our website at www. wfcss.org where you’ll find further information on these and other services offered to our communities. Feel free to give us a call at 403-934-5335 or by email: info@wfcss.org. We look forward to serving you!

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Page 22 • Strathmore TIMES • February 12, 2016 Grocery store addresses need The Wheatland Crisis

Grocery store addresses need

The Wheatland Crisis Society received a $1,685 donation from Tina Shipley at Tina’s No Frills for the society’s food budget. Marilyn Kolenz (l) ac- cepted the donation from Tina Shipley

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Outdoor rink off to great start

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

The Strathmore Lions Club Regional Outdoor Rink has only been open a couple of months, but it received great feedback from the community and made Strathmore and District Agricul- tural Society’s President Dennis McNeill

pleased with the facility’s usage this far. “It’s been a very busy season since the construction was completed,” said McNeill. “With the Christmas season, it’s been extremely busy. We’ve seen as many as 60 people on it.” The arena became operational af- ter the Strathmore Lions Club stepped up to become the title sponsor with a donation of $75,000 towards the con- struction. The Government of Alberta’s Community Facility Enhancement pro- gram also kicked in another $75,000. Other sponsorship included two plat- inum category companies who donated $25,000 each, six gold sponsors pitched in $15,000, one silver (Level 1) gave $7,500 and 17 silver (Level 2) local busi- nesses and people contributed $5,000 each to bring the total to over $400,000. “The committee was extremely good

at getting sponsors,” said McNeill. “And

sponsors have been very receptive to

a community project such as this. It’s

been a little bit overwhelming. The funding has come in and we’ve actually had some of the sponsors come through for a second time and talked about the new building, needing a washroom and

a Zamboni room and change rooms.” McNeill said he was involved, along with other tradesmen, in bringing in donated labour for the construction of the arena, and felt this went a long way with the building of the rink, as well as volunteers coming to help with the landscape. However, he has received concerns about the balance of hockey players and skaters on the ice, which he has brought it to the Ag Board. However, he said both parties have been cooperating and it’s a problem for any ice surface. The original intent was to not have any limitation as to when people can go skate on it, but a suggestion had been brought forward to set hours aside for public skating. “The problem is who is going to po- lice it,” said McNeill. “I guess like every- thing else, public input will have to be sought and they’ll have to come up with something that works. You see people on it all hours of the day and night. At this point we haven’t put any timers on the lighting. Basically it’s on all night.” Town of Strathmore’s Community Ser- vice Coordinator Tracy Simpson said to have the funds raised in a year and to get the arena built has been nothing short of amazing. “The town and town council are re- ally impressed

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Obituaries PAYNE, Robert (Bob) It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Robert

PAYNE,

Robert (Bob)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Payne on January 29, 2016

at the age of 71. The youngest son of John Red-

vers and Zella Payne, Bob was predeceased by his brother Don and is survived by his sister Doris Stollings (George Tkach) of Red Deer. Bob leaves behind his beloved wife of 42 years, Shelley, chil- dren Tammy and Cory (Tara), grandsons Zach and Chaseton, nephew Bruce Stollings (Pam), and niece Lynn Manning (Dean). Born in Trochu, Alberta, on May 22, 1944, Bob

shared the limelight of his home town with a unique shoe store – perhaps the catalyst for his

penchant of sandals with socks later in life. Bob had great enthusiasm for corny jokes and puns, always motivated by how big a groan he could elicit.

A proud central Albertan, he would always re-

mark when passing through Trochu that it was the place where “Zella had a little Payne”. Achieving

academic success at an early age - including a Governor General’s award - Bob had his choice

of career paths. He chose to article at the firm of

McKenzie Sheridan in Red Deer for his Chartered Accountancy, a designation he carried through the remainder of his life. After graduation, instead of pursuing accounting immediately, he fulfilled a challenge in faith and pursued the gospel calling by enrolling in Berean Bible College in Calgary. His bible college training was supported by his ac- counting profession. Within a couple of years, Bob then transitioned from accounting to his first pas- torate in Hanna, Alberta. Bob continued his paral-

lel careers, changing occasionally over the next 40

years between accounting and pastoring. No matter where he was at in his profession, he always stayed close to his passion for sharing the

good news of Jesus. Bob would often recount his unusual career path by reminding a questioner of

the two certainties in life – death and taxes – and that he had a foot planted firmly in both camps.

In his spare time Bob’s passion for gardening was

trumped only by a stimulating game of cards, be it Bridge or Crib – a skill he took time to instill with his grandsons.

Bob died in San Juan, Puerto Rico during one of his newest-found loves, cruising.

With full confidence in his salvation in Christ, Bob’s family comes together to celebrate Bob’s passing

to Jesus’ loving arms. A memorial service will be

held on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at Strath- more Alliance Church (First Avenue and Wheatland

Trail) at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory are encouraged to be sent directly

to The Mustard Seed (102 11 Ave. SE, Calgary AB,

T2G 0X5). To send condolences, please visit Bob’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.

(102 11 Ave. SE, Calgary AB, T2G 0X5). To send condolences, please visit Bob’s obituary at
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ED SAGE

ED SAGE August 25, 1967 – February 14, 2010 They say there is a reason, They

August 25, 1967 – February 14, 2010

They say there is a reason, They say that time will heal, But neither time nor reason, Will change the way we feel, For no one knows the heartache, That lies behind our smiles, No one knows how many times, We have broken down and cried, We want to tell you something, So there won’t be any doubt, You’re so wonderful to think of, But so hard to be without.

Love always, Sherri, Erica, Jessica and Danielle

 
In Loving Memory of Our Blue Eyed Angel Ellen Brown February 12, 2012
In Loving Memory of Our Blue Eyed Angel Ellen Brown February 12, 2012

In Loving Memory of Our Blue Eyed Angel

Ellen Brown

February 12, 2012

It

broke our hearts to lose you,

But you did not go alone.

A

part of us went with you,

The day God took you home.

If

tears could build a stairway,

And heartaches make a lane, We’d walk our way to heaven, And bring you back again. In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still, In our hearts you hold a place No one could ever fill.

 

Love Gordon, Randy, Jamie, Dale, Jill, Murray, Daun, Cody, Cole, Kyle, Cameron, Niki, Chad, Ryleah, and Josh.

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We would like to offer a very special and sincere thank- you to all our family members, relatives and communities for the support given to us during Mom’s illness and passing. A special thanks for both Dr. Mullers and the hospital staff for your information and realistic expectations and spe- cial care, we thank-you so very much. Thank-you as well to the staff at the Wheatland Lodge for all your cheerful visits and support that helped our Mom keep an upbeat spirit. We are also very grateful for the very personal and expert care given to us from Francis, Glen and all of the staff at the Wheatland Funeral Home. Your support and guidance were appreciated. Thank you to the Rockyford CWL and the K of C’s for the preparation and serving of the lunch after Mom’s funeral and to the special group who prepared a family dinner for all of us later that day. Your kindness will not be forgotten. All of the cards and notes of sympathy that have been extended to our family has been overwhelming. It is truly amazing how many lives and hearts our Mom and Grandma has touched. We are blessed!

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GENERAL

MEETING

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

7pm,

Chuck Mercer Room Strathmore Civic Centre

23, 2016 7pm, Chuck Mercer Room Strathmore Civic Centre STRATHMORE MINOR SOCCER FEDERATION You are cordially

STRATHMORE MINOR SOCCER FEDERATION

You are cordially invited to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting of the Strathmore Minor Soccer Federation!

Come out and see what’s new and exciting this outdoor season. Please support Minor Soccer in your Community!

VILLAGE OF ROCKYFORD NOTICE OF DEVELOPMENT A Development Permit has been issued in ac- cordance
VILLAGE OF
ROCKYFORD
NOTICE OF DEVELOPMENT
A Development Permit has been issued in ac-
cordance with the Village of Rockyford Land
Use Bylaw for the following property.
Lot 14/15, Block 3, Plan 5728cc
129 - 2nd Ave. West Avenue West,
Rockyford, Alta.
Renovate Basement, Build Utility Room
& Install Shower
The above permit shall not be valid until four-
teen (14) days after the Notice of Decision has
been published. Any person wishing to appeal
this decision may do so in writing by mailing
an Appeal to the Development Appeal Board,
Village of Rockyford, Box 294, Rockyford, Alta
T0J 2R0 within the fourteen (14) days.
Notice of this Decision posted January 29,
2016.
Lois L. Mountjoy
Development Officer

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• Page 23 TIMES CLASSIFIEDS     NOTICES The Strathmore Chamber Congratulates Strathmore Jewelry

The Strathmore Chamber Congratulates

Strathmore Jewelry Boutique

on their grand opening 124 3rd Avenue, Strathmore.

Boutique on their grand opening 124 3rd Avenue, Strathmore. www.StrathmoreDistrictChamber.com PETS Dog Grooming by

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PETS

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HELP WANTED

102-95 Brent Blvd. Strathmore, AB, T1P 1V3 Now Hiring SHIFT SUPERVISORS Permanent Position $13.50/hr, 40-44

102-95 Brent Blvd. Strathmore, AB, T1P 1V3

Now Hiring SHIFT SUPERVISORS

Permanent Position $13.50/hr, 40-44 Hours/week Potential Bonuses

Duties Include:

Supervise and co-ordinate activities of staff who prepare and portion food (5-10 people), Establish work schedule, Estimate and order ingredients and supplies, Ensure food service and quality control, Maintain records of stock, repairs, sales and wast- age, Prepare and submit reports, Train staff in job duties, sanitation and safety procedures

Requirements:

- Min. 1 - 2 Years Related Experience - Fluent in Oral and Written English - High School Completion

Please visit us at the store with your resume or fax to (403) 901-6002

us at the store with your resume or fax to (403) 901-6002 www. StrathmoreTimes .com Looking
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Looking for FULL TIME PERMANENT POSITION Zone Garage is a Garage Redesign Company looking to

Looking for FULL TIME

PERMANENT POSITION

Zone Garage is a Garage Redesign Company looking to hire a reliable person, that can work in a team environment or as an individ- ual. The position has many aspects to it, from physical labour to office work. A person must possess the qualities to work in a fast pace environment, must be experienced working with tools, and have an appreciation for quali- ty workmanship. Must be willing to travel.

Willing to train the right person, salary negotiable based on experience.

Qualifications:

Driver Abstract Experience in Construction Experience in Sales Work well in Excel, Outlook & on computer Excellent communication skills Excellent math skills Experienced with tools

Send cover letter, resume & 3 references to:

mike@zonegarage.ca Subject line: Resume2016 Apply by February 19, 2016

On March 9th, Strathmore High School (SHS) is hosting a

SOCIAL EVENT FOR SENIORS

High School (SHS) is hosting a SOCIAL EVENT FOR SENIORS in our community from 5:30-8:00 pm

in our community from 5:30-8:00 pm. The evening will involve a light meal of soups and sandwiches, and guests are encouraged to take part in fellowship through socializing and challenging one another to board and card games. If you are interested, please RSVP to Darlene at (403)-934-3135 by February 29th. We look forward to seeing you there.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13th , join us at the Legion for an evening with your Valentine

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13th,

join us at the Legion for an

evening with your Valentine. We will have an Elvis impersonator entertain from 7 - 11 pm. The kitchen is offering a special dinner for your dining pleasure. Roses for the ladies and snacks served at 10 pm. $5 per person at the door. SEE YOU THERE!!!

FOR SALE

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1-888-263-8254.

FOR SALE

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REFORESTATION NURSERY SEEDLINGS of hardy trees,

shrubs, & berries for shelter- belts or landscaping. Spruce

& Pine from $0.99/tree. Free

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mills.com/400OT. 1-800-

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STEEL BUILDING SALE “Re- ally Big Sale - Extra winter discount on now!” 21X22 $5, 190. 25X24 $5,988. 27X28 $7,498. 30X32 $8,646. 35X34 $11,844. 42X54 $16,386. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422 www.pio- neersteel.ca

HELP WANTED

Tell them Danny Hooper sent you N e e d a WATER WELL but short
Tell them Danny Hooper sent you
Tell them Danny
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Iron Filters • Softeners • Reverse Osmosis • “Kontinuous ShoK” Chlorinator

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The City of Chestermere is accepting resumes for SEASONAL PARKS positions. Deadline for

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The City of Chestermere is accepting resumes for

SEASONAL PARKS

positions.

Deadline for applications is March 11, 2016.

For more information, visit www.chestermere.ca

Strathmore Royal Canadian Legion

P/T BARSERVERS

Strathmore Royal Canadian Legion P/T BARSERVERS PLEASE DROP OFF YOUR RESUME AT THE BAR IN THE

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT A NECESSARY DRESS CODE APPLIES.

Strathmore Station Restaurant & Pub has full and part time positions available for: Pub Servers

Strathmore Station Restaurant & Pub

has full and part time positions available for:

Pub Servers and Bartenders

Must be over 18 years and have ProServe, REELfacts within 30 days of hire Minimum wage of with opportunity to make gratuities Experience preferred, but will train suitable candidates

Apply with resume to:

strathmorestationjobs@gmail.com or in person at 380 Ridge Road Strathmore Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

We are always looking for creative, energetic, mission driven individuals to join one of our

We are always looking for creative, energetic, mission driven individuals to join one of our teams. We would love to hear from you if you are a gifted and experienced in the areas of:

Marketing & Development

Experience in Theatre and/or Education Marketing & Development an asset. Hiring Immediately RCA Mission To enrich lives by expressing and reflecting God’s gifts of hope, joy, forgiveness and love through the arts.

Email CV and letter of introduction to:

Adam Furfaro, Executive Director execdir@rosebudcentreofthearts.com

Arctic co-ops is hiring!

www.arctic.coop

LOCATED IN NUNAVUT OR NORTHWEST TERRITORIES:

Retail Store Managers Cooks/Cook Managers

LOCATED IN SANIKILUAQ, NU:

Bulk Fuel/Petroleum Driver

LOCATED IN WINNIPEG, MB:

Manager, Risk and Audit Financial Analysts Financial Support Officers

LOCATED IN YELLOWKNIFE, NT:

Produce Manager

Please send your resume to:

HumanResources@Arctic.Coop

Or fax to: 1-204-632-8575

IN YELLOWKNIFE, NT: Produce Manager Please send your resume to: HumanResources@Arctic.Coop Or fax to: 1-204-632-8575

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HELP WANTED

DOUBLE DOUBLE STRATHMORE LTD O/A TIMHORTONS Is now hiring:

FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISORS

310B Ridge Road Strathmore, AB TIP 1B6 6 Permanent Full Time Positions $13.56 hourly for 40 to 44 hours per week, Co-pay of health benefits

Experience Required: 2 to less than 3 years in Food Service Industry, ideally supervisory experience. Education: Some High School

Duties include supervising up to 15 staff members who prepare, portion and serve food, beverages and small packaged items in a fast paced and pressured environ- ment. Schedule and place staff in necessary stations to provide ultimate guest experience. Maintain inventory levels of food, ingredients, sundries and waste. Train staff in execution of job duties, safety procedures and quality control standards. Ability to troubleshoot equipment problems and resolve customer complaints and concerns. Maintain a professional fair attitude with fellow staff under your supervision. Report to Restaurant Manager on all ar- eas of operations and possess great oral and written fluent English skills. Working well with customers and staff is a must. Some heavy lifting (50 lbs) is required. Flexibility to work all required shifts including weekends and holidays.

Apply by email:doubledoublestrathmore@gmail.com Fax:403-934-6658 or mail to above address

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

BUSINESS OPP

CONTROL YOUR FINANCIAL future selling Watkins prod- ucts. Watkins has provided stability & high income for its associates for over 145 years. Join for less than $50. 1-800-279-6104. Email:

watkinse@telusplanet.net.

HIP OR KNEE Replacement? Restrictions in walking/ dressing? $2,500 yearly tax

credit. $20,000 lump sum cheque. Disability Tax Credit. Expert Help: 1-844-453-

5372.

LOOKING FOR 4 work- ing partners who want to achieve financial success. Please contact by phone or email today: 780-970-3861; davidjdyck@shaw.ca.

RESTAURANT REQUEST for Proposal. The Town of St. Paul is accepting bids re- garding the operation of a fully equipped restaurant at its golf course for the fis-

cal year starting April 1/16. Deadline for applications 4 p.m., February 16/16. For more information contact:

Gary Ward, gward@town. stpaul.ab.ca. Phone 780- 645-5313. Fax 780-645-

5308.

BUSINESS OPP

GET FREE vending machines. Can earn $100,000 + per year - all cash. Protected territories - locations pro- vided. Full details. Call now 1-866-668-6629 or visit our website WWW.TCVEND.COM.

SEEKING A business partner for future greenhouse opera- tion north of Calgary. Knowl- edge, participation & partial investment required. Reply to: grow4us@efirehose.net.

GREAT CANADIAN Dollar Store franchise opportunities are available in your area. Explore your future with a dollar store leader. Call today 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229; www.dollarstores.com.

GOLF COURSE PRO Shop Request for Proposal. The Town of St. Paul is accepting bids regarding the operation of the Pro Shop at its golf course for the fiscal year starting April 1/16. Deadline for applications 4 p.m., Feb- ruary 16/16. For more infor- mation contact: Gary Ward, gward@town.stpaul.ab.ca. Phone 780-645-5313. Fax

780-645-5308.

www.StrathmoreTimes.com

HELP WANTED

 

Growing Families Society

 

Growing Families Society is a not-for-profit agency in search of a

PROGRAM/OFFICE ASSISTANT (0.3 FTE) to fill a non-union position.

If the description below interests you, send us your resume:

 

• provide administrative support to assist with the efficient and effective functioning of the office which delivers community programming

• working with the Growing Opportunities team atmosphere including a Nurse, Support Worker and Life Skills Coach; and volunteers with Bridging the Gap and 5 for Life Committees

• provide recording secretary services for the Growing Families Society

• self-directed, with the ability to work with minimal supervision

 

• available to work half days in the Strathmore office

Qualifications are a Grade 12 or GED, with experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook. Experience in community program planning and implementation, an office and meeting environment an asset.

A

valid driver’s license and dependable transportation is required.

 

LIFE SKILLS COACH (0.2 FTE) to fill a non-union position.

If the description below interests you, send us your resume:

 

• Work individually with prenatal and postnatal moms in their home to address specific issues that prevent or impede them from reaching their optimum potential in the area of basic daily life skills

• working in a team atmosphere with a Nurse and Support Worker

• passion for working alongside moms to develop and strengthen their day to day living

• strong practical skills in maintaining a household, developing routines, and meal planning

• knowledge of community resources and agencies an asset

 

• available to work 7 hours a week in the Strathmore area

Qualifications include a highly motivated mature individual who has well-devel- oped organizational, time management, and communication skills, the ability to provide hands on teaching and a minimum of 5 years experience in managing

a

household with children. Experience in advocacy with a special population a

benefit. A valid driver’s license and dependable transportation is required.

Both positions are grant funded to December 31, 2016, with a wage grid $14. to $16. per hour. Application deadline is Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

May Rostecki-Budzey, Executive Manager Growing Families Society 650 Westchester Road, Strathmore, AB. T1P 1H8 403-361-7216 (B); 403-361-2442 (F) e-mail: gomrb@telus.net You can apply at www.bridgingthegapalberta.ca/about-us/

 

Thank you for applying, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 
Growing Families Society for East Rural Counties

Growing Families Society

for East Rural Counties

 

RENTALS

CHINOOK III. 1 bdrm or 2 bdrm. Heat & water included.

No pets. Please call for avail- ability. Call Keli 403-324-

2944.

WANTED TO RENT PASTURE for 40 cow/calf pairs. Call

403-650-4820.

1 BEDROOM BASEMENT SUITE. New renovation. Spa- cious kitchen, private en- trance, including utilties, wifi, and laundry. Quiet neigh- bourhood. N/S, N/P, available immediately. $850/mo + DD.

403-383-4354.

CONDOS FOR RENT, in downtown Strathmore. No pets & Non Smoking. Avail- able for Immediate posses- sion. Starting at $1100/mth, includes water and garbage fees. D/D required. Please call 403-934-3176.

RENTALS

APARTMENT FOR RENT IN ROCKYFORD. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, fridge and stove included, no pets, $600/mo, $600/D.D. plus utilities. Call Brenda (403) 809-8811.

LOVELY UPPER FLOOR 2 BED APARTMENT in quiet Crystal Ridge cul-de-sac. Mature person preferred. NP, NS. $900/m + $900 SD Contact:

403-934-4769.

GET YOUR CLASSIFIED ADS IN! CALL 934-5589

$895.00 INCLUDING ALL UTIL. 1 BDRM SUITE; fully furnished including beds, bedding, dishes, frig, stove, mi- crowave, etc. N/S, N/P, Responsible Tenants only. 403-936-5541 or

403-615-5678.

RENTALS

2 BDRM, 5 appliances, wa-

ter, balcony, parking, N/P, $1100/month. Available im- mediately. Call Darlene 403-

901-3426.

2 BDRM APT, 3 appliances,

heat, balcony, AC, 2 parking stalls included. N/P. $975/ month. Available immedi- ately. Call Darlene 403-901-

3426.

FURNISHED

ROOM FOR

RENT

$650 monthly

• No D.D.

• No Pets

• Smokers are

allowed

Call 587-727-0382

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AUCTIONS

COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. 10th Annual Red Deer Col-

lector Car Auction & Speed Show. March 11 - 13, 2016, Westerner Park. Special Guests: Dan & Laura Dotson

- Storage Wars; “Horny”

Mike - Counting Cars; Chris Jacobs - Overhaulin’. Con-

sign today. 1-888-296-0528 ext. 103; egauctions.com.

UNRESERVED AUCTION. Rockwood Fired Pizza Restaurant, 13580 - 137 Ave., Edmonton, Alberta. $150,000 - $250,000 worth of decor & equipment to be auctioned on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14/16, 11 a.m. 780-718-2274. Email: how- ardsauctions@shaw.ca.

COMMERCIAL FOOD EQUIP- MENT. Sat., Feb. 20, 12 Noon, MAS Sales Centre, Blackfalds, Alberta. Selling coolers, freezers, ranges, ov- ens, display cases, SS sinks, appliances, dishwash- ers, mixers, slicers, prep table & small wares; www. montgomeryauctions.com.

1-800-371-6963.

TEXTILE SCREEN Printing Equipment for Indy Graphics. Sat., Feb. 20, 10 a.m., MAS Sales Centre, Blackfalds,

Alberta. Complete business dispersal of screen printing equipment; www.montgom- eryauctions.com. 1-800-

371-6963.

COMMERCIAL

RENTALS

APPROX 2000SQFT OF COM- MERCIAL SPACE, located on 3rd ave. Available Jan. 1st, 2016. $1600/mo. Utilties not included. 587-323-0869 OR 403-983-4896 (between

Dec.11-Jan.9).

COMMERCIAL RENTAL Office/Warehouse for

lease. On hwy #1. 1600

up to 18,500 sqft avail-

able. Please call 403-

934-4164.

RENTALS

Emerald Management & Realty Ltd.

Emerald Management & Realty Ltd.

AVAILABLE RENTALS IN STRATHMORE 2 bedroom bi-level & two storey unit with parking, some fully
AVAILABLE RENTALS IN STRATHMORE
2 bedroom bi-level &
two storey unit with
parking, some fully
renovated & include
W/D. No pets.
Children Welcome.
From $1,125
+ Utilities.
2 bdrm, 1 bath reno’d
units in brick condo,
parking included.
Electricity and cable
extra. Laundry in bldg.
Half month free with
1 year lease.
No pets. $995
IMMEDIATE POSSESSION
REDUCED SECURITY DEPOSITS
FOR SENIORS

CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN & SCHOOLS!

CALL US TO INQUIRE ABOUT INCENTIVES!

Please contact our Leasing Agent:

Tamara 403-890-8197

Please contact our Leasing Agent: Tamara 403-890-8197

AUCTIONS

UNRESERVED COIN & Cur- rency Auction. $1000 bills, Canadian, US, foreign. No buyer’s fee! 6:15 p.m., Fri- day, February 12, Legion Hall, Wainwright, Alberta. Scribner Auction 780-842- 5666; www.scribnernet. com!

HUGE UNRESERVED Antique Collector Auction for the Late Harvey Antoniuk Collection:

All categories! 9 a.m., Sat- urday, February 13, Legion Hall, Wainwright, Alberta. 780-842-5666; www.scrib- nernet.com for listing!

FEED AND SEED

HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Spring- thrashed Canola. Buying:

oats, barley, wheat & peas

for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252.

WANTED. Hannas Seeds seeking distributors for for- age, turf, native and rec- lamation seed. Good com- missions. Contact Esther at 1-800-661-1529 or esther. stigter@hannasseeds.com.

LIVESTOCK

RED ANGUS and BLACK AN- GUS bulls for sale. Yearlings and 2 year olds. Semen tested and delivered. Mardy Skibsted 403-934-2571.

REACH OVER 1 Million Read- ers Weekly. Advertise Prov- ince Wide Classifieds. Only $269 + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call now for details 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228; www.awna.com.

GET YOUR CLASSIFIED ADS IN THE TIMES!

Call

403-934-5589

EQUIPMENT

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FEED & SEED

G.W.G FARMS LTD.

Barley Green-Feed Alfalfa Mix

300 Round Bales - Protein tested at 14.3% $140 per ton

130 Separate Bales (Rained on)

Protein tested at 12.4% $110 per ton

Call 403-874-9699