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We are used to hearing about drug wars involving illegal street drugs, but there is a war brewing over the Alberta government cuts made to legally dispensed drugs by pharmacies. Pharmacists are saying the cuts will seriously affect the way they do business and will adversely affect client care. They are sacrificing patient care. They are trying to look like they are saving money, but in the long run they are sacrificing patient care. Especially in rural areas, where in some cases, the pharmacy is your health care centre, said Gord Morck, owner of Strathmore Value Drug Mart. An Alberta government review in 2008 determined that generic drugs should be substituted for higher priced manufacturer brand name drugs to save money. They also determined that pharmacists could charge 35 per cent over and above the manufacturer price to cover their staffing, business, operations costs. The government then began a yearly decrease on that percentage, leading to the present 18 per cent cost cut. Brand name drugs have no cost restrictions placed on them. What they are doing is price controls. Something that I buy on April 29 that I pay $100 for; on May 1, I will have to sell for $50. On a large inventory that is a big hit, especially for a small business, said Morck. Morck said the action will have some small pharmacies cutting staff or closing. There are rural pharmacy subsidises, which Morck said is a short term bandaid measure, with restrictions that do not cover all rural pharmacies. As compensation for the cuts, pharmacists were to take on some paid patient consultation roles, done previously by doctors. It was proposed that this would make up for lost revenues. Morck said there are many restrictions as to which consultations are paid for by the government and it doesnt come near to making up the difference. The amounts allotted to pharmacists are not equivalent to what a physician was paid for the same service. Patients must have more than four medications and one or two chronic conditions, out of a list of only seven specific conditions. If you are on three medications, we cant bill for the problem. In my mind, if you are on only one medication and you are having trouble with that medication, we should be helping, but they wont pay us for it. Ideally, if you are only on one medication and we can find a way to get you off that medication, everyone wins, said Morck, who stated before the cuts, patient consultations were free and included as part of customer service. Continued on Page 2

Braves claim championship!

Tyler Skehar (l-r), Tyler Strath and Isaac Benoit celebrate the Wheatland Braves SCAHL Championship March 17 at the Strathmore Family Centre. After winning Games 1 & 2 on the road, the Braves swept the series and claimed the title with a 3-2 overtime victory in Game 3 over the Okotoks Oilers. See Page 19 for full coverage. Doug Taylor Photo

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Makeover for downtown Strathmore

Sharon McLeay Times Contributor The Strathmore and District Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon on March 11, where Linda Nelson, the Town of Strathmores Deputy Chief Administration Officer, debuted ideas for a Town of Strathmore overlay. The three themes, and examples of potential streetscapes for the town beautification, revolve around a railroad theme, Victorian, or Old town. The overlay in the downtown area would allow the existing building zoning uses to remain, but allow for renovations or expansions. A guideline would be in place that mixes new land uses appropriate to both the needs of the community and the scale of surrounding neighborhoods, including the adaptive reuse of abandoned, vacant or underutilized buildings or structures where appropriate. The designated architectural controls in the overlay would ensure a consistently high level of design quality throughout the district, or alternatively, the designs could be compatible, depending on the communitys vision for the area, Nelson stated in her presentation. She said that the downtown beautification topic was discussed at councils fall workshop. She said town beautification had been an issue that has been talked about by many people for quite a few years. Council gave staff the directive to come up with some possibilities and work with Chamber of Commerce to gather community involvement. For the idea to develop, it really takes a commitment from the community, said Nelson. She said there will be a series of open houses and presentations to get community feedback. Once the concepts have been presented and the community feedback data is gathered, the next step would be to develop a bylaw to present to council for discussion.

Winter carnival fun

Reagan Bogusky leads her team in the potato sac race on March 15 at Brentwood Elementary Winter Carnival. The students at Brentwood braved the -12 degree weather to partake in some fun winter sports. With the help of Grade 9 students in the leadership program at Crowther Memorial, Brentwood students had fun falling in the snow and warmed up with some hot chocolate afterwards.

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Continued from Page 1 The pharmacist is also allowed a dispensing fee. Studies show the cost should be set at approximately $15 per prescription. Currently, Alberta is paying $10.25 to a maximum of $25 for some drugs. There has been correspondence indicating the government is set to review this and possibly make cuts as well Generic manufacturers are so unhappy with the cuts, they are threatening to slow supplies of drugs with lower returns. So patients may not be able to get drugs they need. The Pharmacare plan announced in March, by Health Minister Fred Horne, will also affect seniors. Payment for drugs will be based on a sliding economic scale, including income from all sources, even disability pensions. The Alberta Government has recently made changes, to many branches of health care delivery, based on economics rather than patient centered care. Morck said these cuts also represent an economic viewpoint. It is estimated that the pharmacy cuts will save the government less than one per cent of healthcare revenues. Several agencies have proposed that cuts to healthcare services should be based on reliable, transparent patient-based outcomes. Changes to the way we care for patients could show greater returns economically and produce healthier populations. The 2009 Creating Synergy report by the Alberta Health Coalition (www.creatingsynenergy.ab.ca) asked Why is there such an obsession on only containing drug costs as compared to the other healthcare expenditures? They found many flaws in systems focused in such a manner and came up with alternatives that were not applied by the Alberta Government. While representatives of chosen stakeholder organizations were consulted prior to the implementation of cost cutting measures, few stakeholders, such as taxpayers or pharmacy owners, were told of the details before they were enacted. It would be nice for them to take some time to listen to what stakeholders have to say. They just implemented this without talking about it. They just went ahead and did it, said Morck. Morck would like to see the government show some tangible value for the service pharmacists supply. Morck is hoping to have a petition against the changes in his store for his clients to sign, and is considering a short store closure in support of the pharmacists that are going to picket the legislature on March 21, 2013. He asks residents to contact Minister Horne by email: edmonton.rutherford@assembly.ab.ca or phone, 780427-3665 to show support for their pharmacists. The Minister has the power to have any healthcare policy changed.

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Brentwood Elementary students and teachers were treated to an exciting performance by Circus Terrifico on March 12. The four person show told the audience a silent story through dance and acrobatics. Included in the performance was a short interpretation of Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake.

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Manny Everett Times Contributor Expressions the Dance Gallery held a successful sold out Spring Gala at Strathmores High School on the weekend. The two hour show showcased all aspects and dance genres that the Gallery has to offer the young people in and around the Strathmore area. The audience was treated to ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and musical theatre. The evidence of hard work and determination from the youngest performers to the more senior dancers came through in their performances. Heather Thomas, Artistic Director and owner of Expressions the Dance Gallery commended the parents and grandparents for all the hard work and volunteer hours and labour that goes on behind the scenes of productions. Most importantly, she stressed that the encouragement and support the parents give their kids could be seen in the excellent work that the kids produce. Expressions the Dance Gallery was founded in 1983 in Calgary, making the 2012/2013 dance season their 30th successful year training and educating dancers in Alberta. They offer dance classes in: Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Modern, Pointe, Hip Hop, Aerial Dance and more. Classes are available for students aged three-years-old and up to include adult classes. Sessions begin all year round, its never too late to start dancing. For more information please contact Thomas at 403-9016392.

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Sharon McLeay Times Contributor The Langdon Community Association (LCA) received $5,000 for a new tot lot, from Western Financial Group. The grant is one of 14 given out by the Groups charitable foundation. The Western Community Foundation was set up to support community infrastructure, student bursaries, support public health, recreation and education. Children gain confidence, social skills and coordination when they have a safe and creative environment to play, said Glen Reiter, Langdon Western Financial Group Branch manager. Our grant will benefit children and families by helping develop an exciting space where kids can let their imagination be their guides. The Langdon Community Association is extremely grateful for the recent grant from the Western Financial Group, this grant has given the project a huge boost, said Wanda Tulp, President of the Langdon Community Association. Tulp said the LCA has been diligently raising funds. Director, Chrissy Craig and others have been doing a wonderful job in the community. They have been fundraising, through grant efforts, Pennies for Playgrounds jars that can be found at the local Langdon supporting businesses, in addition to various local events such as Winterfest and the Stop and Crop. Businesses such as Jay Sandhus Accounting office have also offered to donate 50 per cent of tax services by local citizens to our tot lot project. Though we do have a ways to go, it is such a positive thing when the community pulls together in such a collaborative effort to support this LCA project, to give the children of Langdon a great place to play. The efforts of the community have really been outstanding and we are so very grateful! said Tulp. She said they are looking forward to being able to give further updates to the community at the Annual General Meeting on April 25, and they are excited about their new reconstructed website which will be available soon.

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Beginning April 1st the Town of Strathmore will be instituting Monthly Utility Billing. This will mean that on April 1st for Route B and April 15th for Route A, you will receive a Utility Bill in your mail and each month thereafter. Route A consists of: Wildflower, Strathmore Lakes, Westmount, Westpark Village, Downtown, Thorncliff, Green Meadow, Grande Point, Parkwood, Aspen Creek, Ranch Estates and The Ranch. Route B consists of: Hillview Estates, Strathaven, Brentwood, Brentwood Business Park, Crystal Ridge, Maplewood, Cambridge Glen, Glenwood, Orchard Business Park and Spruce Business Park. There will be a transition period of a few months to get all the reads from the water meters up to date. This will mean your consumption on your next few bills may either increase or decrease. Please be aware of the number of days your bill will cover, it could cover up to a six week period. Be assured that by the month of April, everything should be on track. Going forward you will then have a reading and a bill within a one month period. During this time of transition we make every effort possible to assist you in any way you may require. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

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The Town of Strathmore is presently seeking enthusiastic volunteers to form a committee to plan and implement the Start Community festival for the 2013 Tour of Alberta Stage 4. If you are interested in participating, please contact Tracy Simpson at the Town Office (403) 934-3133 or send your Volunteer application to: Tracy Simpson - Recreational Events & Communication Coordinator Town of Strathmore 680 Westchester Road, Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1J1 Ph: 403-934-3133 Fax: 403-901-1476 Applications available at the Town Office or visit our website: www.strathmore.ca



The following application(s) for development has/have been conditionally approved by the Town of Strathmore, subject to the right of appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board: Application: 13/D-018 Civic Address: 208 Highland Circle Legal Description: Lot 19, Block 7, Plan 0111885 Development: Rear Yard Setback Variance of 0.34 meters (existing Accessory Building - Shed) The above noted file(s) can be viewed at the Town Office during regular business hours. The permit(s) is/are scheduled for issue after the Deadline for Appeal date, provided no appeals are filed prior to the appeal deadline. Any person wishing to appeal this decision must do so by submitting an appeal in writing, with the appeal fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) to the Town of Strathmore, addressed to: Secretary, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, Town of Strathmore, 680 Westchester Road, Strathmore, AB T1P 1J1. The appeal should include reasons for the appeal and is to be received at the Town Office during regular business hours on or before the Deadline for Appeal. Deadline for Appeal: April 4, 2013 Betty Ann Fountain, Associate Development Officer



Funding applications are now ATTENTION Anyone interested in setting up a food booth available for the 2013 Grant Program! at Canada 2013 must register with the Town. VENDOR! Local non profit agencies are invited to To ensure organization in the park please submit an application for funding. register your booth TODAY! STRATHMORE UNITED WAY PARTNERSHIP Applications are available at: Strathmore FCSS Office Contact Tracy Simpson at the Town Office - 85 Lakeside Blvd., Strathmore, AB T1P 1A1 or to get involved today! FUNDING APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE on the Town of Strathmore Website at www.strathmore.ca 403-934-3133 or tracys@strathmore.ca CANADA DAY 2013 2013 GRANT PROGRAM! If you have any questions regarding this matter please contact Do you want to be a part of the celebrations? The Town of Strathmore is looking for community Catherine at (403) 934-9090. groups, residents and businesses to contribute to this years Canada Day event. Are you a community group or non-profit organization looking for your next fundraiser? A LOCAL NON PROFIT AGENCIES ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT booth at Canada Day is a great way to promote your organization and raise some funds! AN APPLICATION FOR FUNDING. Are you a local restaurant or food vendor? Canada Day is a great place to make some sales and increase your business! Strathmore FCSS is looking at a few programs that STRATHMORE FCSS PRESENTS Do you want to help out! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to make Canada Day 2013 seniors might be interested in taking part in. The April 2 April 5 wildly successful! APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT: first program we are looking at, which will also Contact Tracy Simpson at the Town Office to get involved today! 8:30am 3:30pm 403-934-3133 or tracys@strathmore.ca double as an information gathering session to find out the `wants and needs` of our seniors, is an afSPRING ADVENTURE STRATHMORE QUEST! FCSS OFFICE ternoon tea made from local plants, and a hands on 85 LAKESIDE BDetails: LVD. Theme Days: demonstration where you will make your own salves T1P 1A1 AB Ages 69 years: 30 Spots CSI Nature & CSI Farm STRATHMORE, for arthritis, dry skin, etc, using plants indigenous Ages 10 12 years: 30 spots Geo Cache to Strathmore. Prior to proceeding further with this Includes 2 Afternoon Swims Hunger Games - OR- program, Strathmore FCSS is gathering data on Professor Snapes Magical Potions how many people are interested in participating. Cost $120/Child For All 4-Days Tracking Games Depending on the number of participants, the cost Cash or Cheque Only ON THE TOWN OF STRATHMORE WEBSITE AT Quest For Fire will be between $15.00 to $20.00 per person, which Registration begins FEBRUARY 25 Pond Pals www.strathmore.ca will include the costs for the Build it! supplies to create the salves. The proposed date for IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS MATTER the Tea is March 26, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, see below for details. CSI Nature: A Based Nature Murder Mystery PLEASE CReality ONTACT CATHERINE AT (403) 934-9090. To sign up or for additional information please call The remains of an animal has been discovered and it is up to you and your team to identify who the victim is and who did Strathmore FCSS at 403-934-9090. it! Full of information from witnesses to the clues, you team must unravel the mystery before the competing team does!


This is a fast paced, fun filled logistical challenge where your team must use their best skills, teamwork, and common sense to gather the clues, questions the witnesses and piece it all together! Along the way you just might learn something about NATURE! All teams are equipped with their own portable crime scene kits, including some evidence gathered by the initial investigating team, as well as all the tools they will need. From there they head out to one of the scenes to begin to collect the evidence in order to identify who done it. Since there may be several suspects the teams must not miss any evidence and therefore are required to collect evidence from each of the six stations, any missed evidence could result in a miss-trial in the court room! CRIME SCENE: Here you will find the victim and some clues that you must gather. You and your team must work efficiently here because you may not have as much time to gather evidence as you may like. Chaos can abound if you are not diligent at working as a team. KILL SITE: A small task awaits your team before you can assess the evidence here. This one is tricky so you will need to use your best assessment skills to determine what evidence belongs to what suspect, or will you use it to rule someone out? WITNESS RESCUE: You have been given a tip about a witness to the crime! However, the witness has been kidnapped and you will need to use our special police dog to help you track the witness. First though, you have to get to the dog.. BALLLISTICS: The victim has some wounds on its body, one in particular was the result of an actual weapon, it is up to you to determine what weapon caused the wound and if the wound was inflicted before or after. ANALYSIS: A suspect has left evidence behind that needs to be analyzed. A series of logistics is called for as well as patience as we trace our suspects movements over the last 12-hours. This one will help identify other suspects through some evidence left at the crime scene, and help you to find those suspects for questioning.


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Strathmore Utility staff hosted an open house at the Town office March 12, so residents could ask questions about their utilities and the new monthly billing system. (L-R) Dianne Dougan-Utility clerk, Cheryl Bear Chief-Utility clerk, Lloyd and Lora Penner-residents, Diane Fischer-Utility Supervisor, Allan West-resident and (back) Lori Smith-Finance Officer.

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Sharon McLeay Times Contributor The Town of Strathmore Utility department held an open house on March 12, to answer residents questions on their utility bills. The new monthly billing system will begin in April 2013. I think it makes more sense, said Alan West, about receiving a bill once a month. However, Bob Payne doesnt like the idea. He thinks extra costs will result from hiring extra staff for the more frequent readings, changing the billing system and sending out bills. The town is encouraging everyone to go on E-billing. The old monthly flat fee was $13.66 for two months; the new bill will show $6.83 because it will be billed monthly. The Water Conveyance Levy will be halved to $2.40 a month, the flat sewer maintenance, storm sewer levy will be $24.46, and the garbage levy will be $16.39. The Variable Water Consumption rate remains $1.60-1.65 per cubic metre. Variable sewer charges are $1.60 per cubic metre. Meter readings will be done once a month, with half the town covered by the 15th and the other by the 30th. West would like to see the town go to automatic electronic reading systems, to save on manpower. Diane Fischer, Utility Supervisor, said that most of the meters in town have been replaced to accommodate meter gun readings, however, some are still done manually. Fischer encourages people to call about switching the meters over so they can be read by the guns, saving the reader time and increasing accuracy. Lloyd Penner would like to see the town eliminate the flat utility fees altogether, to encourage people to be more conscious of their utility use. I would like to be compensated for using less water, said Penner. Lori Smith indicated that variable rates had been tried in the past and many people expressed unhappiness with it. Smith felt that there will be overall savings with the new system. Penner wanted clarification on the variable rates charged by the town and Smith indicated it was set at more than the town was charged, to hopefully recoup some of the 53 million dollars that was borrowed to upgrade utility infrastructure and link up to Calgary water sources. Smith said that fees will also be charged to builders putting in new developments, to recoup some of the costs. There were questions about the towns contracts with Calgary and utility suppliers such as Epcor. Smith indicated they were long term contracts and did not foresee the town changing those arrangements. Smith also discussed the possibility of grey water recycling by the town and said that the idea had been looked at for town facilities, but Environment Canada guidelines and liability risks ruled it out for public use by the municipality. Grey water is wastewater that comes from domestic activities like doing laundry, dishes, and bathing. It can then be recycled for use in constructed wetlands or landscape irrigation. There are grey water recycle tanks for sale by private companies, for personal use. Canada Mortgage and Housing has a sustainable home/office that

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can be toured, or checked virtually at www.ecobuildings.net, and more information about the system is on the site as well. House systems start at about $2,000 and can save about 30 per cent of water use. Smith said that the town encourages conservation and sells rain barrels at cost. There were many handouts on conservation and measurement tips, available to take home from the event. Cheryl Bear Chief said as a utility clerk, she received quite a few calls from residents about the new billing system. She said the purpose of the open house was to reach more residents and answer those questions in one place. For those who could not attend, she said they could call the office and someone would explain their personal bill and the billing process to them.

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Shannon LeClair Times Reporter After a set of mail keys were stolen on March 14, Canada Post took immediate action to ensure the mail and mailboxes affected would be safe. Last Thursday an unidentified female stole a set of Canada Post mail keys before fleeing in a newer model Dodge pickup with red lettering on the tailgate. The set of keys stolen could be used to open up the panels but could not the individual mailboxes. Because they could open more than one we decided to change the locks on every single one of them, said Anick Losier, a spokesperson for Canada Post. We take peoples mail safety very seriously, not only have we changed the locks but weve moved everybodys (mail) into the general delivery at the Post Office until this situation is resolved. Canada Post began changing out all locks in the affected areas - Strathmore, Langdon and Dalemead - on March 18. Due to the weather conditions it took a couple of days to replace all of the locks. This is not the first time that a set of keys has been stolen from Canada Post and there are specific procedures in place for if and when a situation does occur. I would like to say no, but unfortunately it has (happened). Fortunately for us they are few and far between and thats why for us it is so important that the minute that these incidences occur, anybody that suspects something been happening with their mail (need) to either call us or call local authorities so we can launch immediately an investigation, said Losier. Our people dont take chances because identity theft, fraud, is so prevalent right nowadays in our lives and mail is just important and documents need to be secure its part of our process we move immediately. The person who took the keys has not yet been apprehended. Canada Post is collaborating with the RCMP on the investigation. If anyone has any details or information they should contact the local RCMP at 403-934-3968.

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Province adopts Alberta Chambers savings framework

Alberta Chamber of Commerce The provinces commitment to save a portion of its non-renewable resource revenues will help secure Albertas economic future, says Ken Kobly, the president and CEO of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce. We are very pleased that the Alberta government has adopted an almost identical framework that we have been advocating for since 2006, said Kobly. This is an ideal time to do that. The Alberta Chambers of Commerce first underscored the importance of saving non-renewable resource revenues in a Vision 2020 report, Saving for the Future Alberta Advantage. The savings framework outlined in Vision 2020 also advised the government to retain the interest earned by the Heritage Fund, rather than use it for program spending. Although it has taken longer than expected, Albertas chamber federation is delighted to see the comprehensive savings framework the government unveiled today in Budget 2013. The Alberta Chambers has also long supported the need to strategically invest in capital projects to secure our provinces future economic prosperity. For that reason, it supports the provincial plan to leverage its solid credit rating to borrow at todays low interest rates in order to proactively build infrastructure to accommodate Albertas growth. Kobly further notes that Budget 2013s control over operating spending and lack of tax increases provide important stability and predictability for Albertas business community. Congratulations to the province for meeting its fiscal challenges head on, while also positioning Alberta well for a prosperous future, said Kobly. The Alberta Chambers of Commerce is a federation of 126 Chambers of Commerce in Alberta representing over 23,000 businesses.

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John Rawlek a Grade 6 student at Sacred Heart Academy, enjoyed his pasta dinner on March.14. The School held a St. Patricks Day Spaghetti Supper to help kick off their Pennys for Play fundraiser. The SHA School Council will be collecting pennies from now until June to help pay for their new Playground Structure.

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Making Connections
Pat Fule Fule for Thought Recently, a PE 20 student of mine had to miss school for a family trip followed by an Educational Forum in Ottawa. Now to me, these are important things, not to be missed. However, that doesnt mean I cant have a little fun on her return! I drafted one of Alices good friends and I told her to follow my lead. I found a very small rubber basketball about the size of a jaw-breaker, and told Alice I had to see if her sports skills were still okay. I had her pal toss a ball back and forth to Alice and she had to catch it with both hands, then each of her hands, and finally with both hands standing on one foot! Of course the slightly confused student passed this challenging PE test, and I informed her she was okay come back to Band PE! Humour has always been one of the things that has kept me sane teaching, and hopefully, the students have learned while having fun. We all know the typical jokes and comments teachers get we only teach for two reasons ( July/August) and that were just glorified baby-sitters. I used to let that get to me, but having been a part of an awesome staff, I know different. Ive had my children go through our public system and Ive seen how teachers prepare for hours for classes/labs, coaching a variety of sports outside of school for free, and supervise clubs and dances. The teachers I know are not in it for a two month Summer Break. Weve laughed with (and at) students, been invited to their weddings, had babies brought to us to see them, and weve mourned at funerals. One year at SHS, we tried a Secret Angel plan, where each teacher picked a student who we felt needed some attention and secret support. The student I picked was new to SHS, and Id heard he was having trouble making friends. In fact, I had been told that he was eating his lunches in a bathroom stall! As my colleagues did with others, I adopted this student. Id try every day to connect with him, introduce him to kids I thought hed like, and I saw him grow in confidence and develop good friendships. There were about 30 of us teachers doing the same thing, and 30 students were being helped on a regular basis kids we felt needed a boost. One year, one of our teachers returned from a teacher-exchange to Hamilton. She told us of their school program called: Breakfast of Champions. In this program, teachers picked students using a variety of criteria. Students may have overcome serious problems, changed attitudes toward school, done extra things to make SHS better, or been a strong, but quiet. Then the chosen kids would get invitations to come to a large breakfast, be praised in public, and have photos taken! The papers really supported us, as did local businesses. Im happy to say that this Breakfast has gone on for over 20 years, and we even made it so theres one in each semester. That way with our staff of about 45 90 kids can get positive recognition!! Another connection with students for me has been comic books and Graphic Novels. As a kid, I didnt like to read books. Now this is ironic, because I went on to have an English minor, and Ive now taught English for over 20 years! Maybe you were a kid of the 60s or 70s, when comic books only cost between 12 and 15 cents! My brother and I would each buy eight comics with our weekly allowance, and STILL have money for candy! Life was good! It was all THAT reading that helped me with my reading. I can still remember learning some of Mercutios death lines from Romeo and Juliet in a Green Arrow comic! About 20 years ago, I began to use comics and that has continued in to my Eng.10-4 classes. Back then, it was comics that helped me connect with a tough student. I would regularly bring in comic books he liked, and that started to get him enthusiastic about reading. In fact, Deb was absolutely horrified when I got a phone call from Spy Hill Penitentiary on a Friday night! It was my former student, who told me that he had made some bad choices and he had to pay for them. What he REALLY wanted me to know, was that he was still reading comics! He eventually settled down, kicked his addictions, and became a family man. The connections teachers make with students can often be as important as the actual lessons being taught. Its these connections that also make school more enjoyable. So, Im okay with the teacher-jokes, they come with the job. Students also come with the job and teachers wouldnt want it any other way! (Fule for Thought is a slice of life humourous column that appears in the Strathmore Times, written by long-time resident, town councillor, high school teacher, coach, husband and father of two Pat Fule. If you would like to get in touch with Pat, you can send him an e-mail at Pat.fule@ shaw.ca)

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Securing the economics of policing

Kevin Sorenson, M.P., Crowfoot Parliamentary Report Many of you will know that as your Member of Parliament, one of my duties in Ottawa is serving as the Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. Our committee is engaged in a study of the Economics of Policing in Canada. We are at a critical juncture when it comes to preparing for the future of policing in Canada. Our protective services cant sustain the current rate of spending increases. All levels of government are facing difficult annual budgetary challenges. Canadian taxpayers are looking forward to a balanced federal budget. Police service operating expenditures totalled $6.8 billion in 2000 and grew to $12.6 billion in 2010. Our committee is taking proactive action to present the government with a report on the economics of policing in the future. We are conducting public hearings and expert witnesses in Canada as well as other jurisdictions are testifying. The economics of policing is a pressing issue in Canada and around the world. Among the many factors driving up policing costs is the emergence of new types of crime that the RCMP has the responsibility to investigate. These include: financial and commercial crime; cybercrime; the globalization of organized crime; terrorism threats; and, offences that threaten the security of our borders. At the local level, we can see in our own communities that the nature of policing could change to allow other organizations to have roles they are prepared to fulfill in support of protecting and serving citizens. There is a great deal of work that we can do to enhance policing. The Minister of Public Safety and National Security, the Honourable Vic Toews, was the first

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witness our committee heard. He encouraged us to present him with a report that will help his department and Canada get ahead of the curve in preparing and paying for the police services we value. In January, the Minister hosted an international summit on the costs of policing. This matter is an on-going concern for Canadas own Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Public Safety and Justice Working Group. Our committee is hearing from key stakeholders including: the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police; the Canadian Police Association; the Canadian Association of Police Boards; the RCMP and other police forces in Canada; the Federation of Canadian Municipalities; and others. In the near future, I will lead a delegation from our committee to the United Kingdom to see firsthand their implementation of a radically reformed policing model adapted to the same challenges that we face in Canada. As well, we will spend a few days meeting officials in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. These police forces have introduced award-winning community-oriented policing strategies. We need to ensure that policing in Canada remains sustainable now and in the future while ensuring that Canadians have confidence in all of our police services. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this or previous columns you may write me at 4945-50th Street, Camrose, Alberta, T4V 1P9, call 780-608-4600, toll-free 1-800-665-4358, fax 780608-4603 or e-mail Kevin.Sorenson.C1@parl.gc.ca.

Back in Debt Budget burdens Albertans for PC failures

Jason Hale MLA On March 7, Premier Alison Redford officially ended Albertas debt-free status and sentenced taxpayers to hundreds of millions of dollars in financing charges. This year alone, the PC government will rack up $3.5 billion in debt and vaporize $2 billion in savings to run a total $5.5 billion deficit. By the next election in 2016, the PC debt will amount to $17 billion. This bottomless pit of debt the PCs are digging will leave Albertans paying huge debt financing charges. Just this year, Albertans will pay $238 million in interest on debt. This is $238 million that will be taken out of taxpayers pockets, and not put into health or education, but instead put into the hands of the banks and to keep creditors off our back. The PC Government will not commit to not raising taxes or introducing a PST before the next election. Even worse, the PC Government does not have a plan to pay it back. Under their current budget plans, it would take over 80 years to pay off and by the time it was paid in full, billions of dollars in interest would have had to have been paid as well. This is a huge financial loss to Alberta. While Alberta did just fine paying cash for roads, bridges and schools until now, the Premiers budget will change that so that every last dollar for capital is borrowed meaning every capital project now includes massive hidden costs for servicing fees and potentially billions of dollars in interest payments. Essentially, the government is using zero-down mortgages to build infrastructure. The Premier proudly declared this would be a once in a generation budget. Shes right. It took a generation to pay off former Premier Don Gettys debt. It will take a generation to pay off the PCs debt. In the Back in Debt Budget, the Premier chose to target farmers, students and the vulnerable instead of taking responsibility for years of fiscal mismanagement. The governments cut of the six cents per litre Farm Fuel Benefit will be devastating for some farmers. Farmers operate on slim margins, and this PC government decision will hit them hard in the pocketbooks. Large farmers could take as much as a $20,000 hit - no small amount when budgets are already tight. Other cuts will affect the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement, employment training and income supports. This is a government that doesnt know how to prioritize spending to ensure front line services are maintained. While the government plans to hold the line on the Municipal Sustainability Initiative this year, serious cuts can be expected next year. So while this government shovels more and more money to the banks to pay off the interest they rack up, they are cutting municipal funding, which will affect everyone. A day after the 2013 Budget release, the Wildrose Official Opposition came out with our Financial Recovery Plan, which would eliminate the operating deficit immediately and the real cash deficit by 2014. Our plan starts at the top and would immediately reduce MLA pay, end corporate handouts, freeze wages and target the bloated bureaucracy for savings. To view go to www.wildrose.ca under Ideas and Solutions tab. Its time for the government to do the right thing, stop placing the burden of the governments mismanagement on the little guy, and get serious about cutting wasteful government spending. Jason Hale MLA. Strathmore-Brooks Strathmore.Brooks@assembly.ab.ca


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Strathmore loves Price is Right!

To the Editor My family and myself have been dedicated viewers of The Price Is Right game show. For 40 years of watching the Number 1 game show in television history, I have always dreamed of the possibility that my name would be called to Come On Down as the next contestant on The Price Is Right. Shortly prior to Christmas 2012 there was a blurb on the news that the show was coming to Calgary at the Coral in March 2013. I stayed up late to be online early the morning the tickets were to go on sale. Fortunately I was able to reserve four excellent near front centre floor tickets for the March 9, 2013 the 7:30 p.m. show. The next day it was brought to my attention that there would be a 4:30 p.m. showing held on the same day. I scrambled and purchased two Row 3 on the aisle seats. For someone that has watched this show for as long as I have and to receive tickets to one show would be amazing but to secure seats for both shows I was over the moon. I promptly went online to a t-shirt company and had custom shirts designed in an attempt to increase the chances of being selected. Early Christmas morning I woke up the family and turned on The Price Is Right and we all watched intently. My wife being from the Philippines she has never seen the show before but as soon as a contestant won a new car she was equally hooked like the rest of us. After the showcase was won, I presented my wife with the tickets and informed her that we were going to watch the show live. It took a few days to sink with her but every night that she came home from work she had to watch the daily taping of that mornings show to keep updated. On March 9, 2013 my wife Fina and myself went into Calgary early to register for the show. They recommend that you arrive at least three hours prior to the show to register. The line up was at least a 1/4 mile long but it was extremely fast. With much anticipation we entered the Coral Pavilion, flashed a few pictures and took our seats. The carnival like atmosphere was up beat and exhilarating. After a spectacular 90-minute show we rushed back to register for the second show and relived the experience again. Although neither of us were called to be in contestants row it truly was a dream of a life time fulfilled just to be in the audience. One of the contestants that did make it onto the stage was from Strathmore. In the audience of both shows, there were several citizens from Strathmore. Strathmore was truly well represented at this event. Thank You to The Price Is Right. Mr. John M. Whieldon Strathmore

Brentwood choir named adjudicators choice

Breanne Corbiell, a very happy Brentwood School Grade 1 student, accepted an award on behalf of the Brentwood School Primary Choir at the Calgary Kiwanis Music Festivals Stars of the Festival Concert at Jubilee Auditorium on Saturday, March 16. The Music Department - Calgary School Board Plaque was awarded by Adjudicators Choice for Elementary School Choral Classes - Grades Kindergarten to Grade Six. The award was given based on the choirs performance in the Kiwanis Music Festival on Thursday, Feb. 28.

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Building a dream
Shannon LeClair Times Reporter Strathmore resident Stan Ulm had always dreamed of building a Willys - Willys-Overland Motors - car. He knew he wanted to build the 1941 Willys Americar coupe, but he also didnt want someone elses car, he wanted to build it his way. In 2008, after getting the go ahead from his wife Dianne, Ulm contacted AC Autos in Buffalo to order a 1941 fiberglass Willys coupe. Ulm then got in touch with Fast Times Rods in Dunkirk, New York and had them build a chassis and then fit the body to it. The gassers back in the 60s, they used early style 392 Hemis, theyve got the most power, that was usually a Willys they used because their aerodynamic for racing, so I just thought well its got to have a Hemi in it, said Ulm. And so he bought a 1958 Chrysler for its 392ci Hemi and then sold the engineless carcass. After bringing the car to Muscle Motors here in town he found out the block was cracked and he went back to looking for a new engine. He ended up buying a supercharged hemi 329ci from Performance Auto Warehouse in California. Since he was a teen in Saskatchewan Ulm has always had a passion for cars, and has been refurbishing them in his spare time every chance he gets. The first car he built was a 1968 Camaro, but he said the Willys is easily his favourite. Its got the nicest bodylines, said Ulm. In July of 2011 the Willys coupe was ready for the public. The car won seven trophies in its debut, and at the Saskatoon Super Run it earned Top 10 honour and got another at the Red Deer Super run in 2012. Ulm entered the Willys into the World Of Wheels car show in Calgary, Feb. 22 to 24. There he won a Best in Class award and an outstanding engine in a rod award. Besides the engine popping up out of the hood, the one thing that attracts peoples attention right off the bat is the colour. Instead of going with one of the usual colours, blue, black or red, Ulm and his son Richie knew that Forever Orange was the perfect colour. Our son and him went to Calgary and they just took the book out and were sitting on the curb or whatever and going through it and they came up with this colour just because its unique and they didnt want the same old black, said Dianne. Building cars has become a bit of a family hobby. Stan and Richie will spend hours together making everything perfect. Dianne will also join in and help where she can, and their daughter Reanna even goes out to inspect the progress once in a while. I enjoy it, I go out to the shop and work on it with him, said Dianne. Our son really enjoys it too, hes learned a lot from his dad. The Ulm family has made the Willys a modern version of the classic car; it comes with a backup camera, GPS, power doors, trunk and windows, a built-in phone system and a Kenwood stereo system. Next up for Ulm is a 1967 Firebird he is working on for someone else, and a 1940s pickup for him.

Stan Ulm and his family put three years of work into creating his vision of the perfect 1941 Willys Coupe. The car recently won Best in Class and outstanding engine in a rod at the World of Wheels car show in Calgary.

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bers are encouraged to attend. The Cairnhill school district formed in 1913. It is located about 10 minutes south of Strathmore on Highway 817. Grades 1-9 were taught there and the school operated until 1946. A few local families purchased the property after that and the structure continues to stand proudly on the hill serving as a community centre. We wish for the continuation of the Cairnhill Community for the up and coming generation. We want the young kids to enjoy this facility in a similar fashion as we did, said Clint Sims, president of CCA.

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Left: Mrs. Evans class celebrated St. Patricks Day on March 15. The Grade ! students from Sacred Heart Academy couldnt believe the mess the nasty little leprechauns left behind in their classroom. The students were also treated to a delicious Lucky Charms breakfast. Right: Standard School kindergarten student Manney McArthur stopped for a photo to show off the Kindergarten St. Patricks Day art and her school spirit in the wearing of the green. She never did get pinched by a leprechaun!


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Shannon LeClair Times Reporter The Strathmore Municipal Library is always looking for ways to get patrons excited and involved in the library, which is why the Make it Yours, poster contest was created. Back in 2012 the Alberta Library created a program that was called the Make it Yours campaign. It was all about what do you love about your library and we thought whats a way that we can use this Make it Yours campaign and our Facebook group and turn it into a really great contest, said Assistant Director of Library Services at the Strathmore Municipal Library Carmen Erison. The way the contest works is people need to visit the Make it Yours website which can be found at www.youralbertalibrary.com and you create a Make it Yours poster. Its a really fun, creative poster where you can really hone in on what you love about the library. You can name what your favourite book is, what your favourite programs are, your favourite movie, and the poster says for example Carmens Library, said Erison. From the website participants are asked to download their posters and save it into a JPEG. Then find and like the Strathmore Municipal Library Facebook group and post it onto there. Thats all that is needed to enter the contest. This is a great way for our community to really get involved in our library and really express to us what they love about the library, said Erison. The grand prize is a Kobo Mini and a protective sleeve, which is approximately a $75 value. The contest closes on March 31.



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Farewell, little friend: Saying good-bye to the penny

Laureen F. Guenther Times Contributor The Royal Canadian Mint said goodbye, a few weeks ago, to an old friend a friend whos been an official and essential part of life in our country since 1858, when the British Royal Mint struck the very first Canadian penny. In the 155 years since that day, our little brown penny has always displayed some variation of a maple leaf design, except for the 1967 Centennial version featuring a rock dove. The current maple leaf twig imprint has been our one-cent symbol since 1937. Traditionally, our penny was perfectly round and made of copper. For 14 years, however - from 1882 to 1996 - it became 12-sided, to make it more identifiable by people with visual impairments. Then, in 1997, its substance changed too; it became copper-plated zinc or copper-plated steel, making Canadas least valuable coin even less expensive to produce. Between 1908 and 2012, 35 billion Canadian pennies were produced, enough to circle the earth 16 times. Theyd weigh about 94 million kilograms, twice as much as the unsinkable Titanic. That weight wont increase by a single penny more, for the Canadian penny was as unsinkable as the Titanic itself. Winnipegs Royal Canadian Mint struck its last penny on May 4, 2012, and delivered its last penny loads to financial institutions on February 4 of this year. Now, all across the country, retailers are announcing whether or not they give and receive pennies in payment. Customers making cash purchases are reviewing their elementary school lessons about rounding up and rounding down. Canadians are asking each other if its worth keeping the pennies we have and wondering how the departure of the penny will impact our lives. All across the country, Canadian culture is just a little different than it used to be. The humble penny is still legal tender in Canada, however, and some agencies are suggesting the best place for the penny is in a charity. When the Cheadle Lions Club heard rumours, two years ago, that the Canadian government might discontinue the penny, they had a large metal box built and placed in the civic centre hallway, where its been collecting pennies and other coins ever since. Marlene Risdon, club secretary, said every cent of those donations supports local projects -- Strathmore Lions Splash Park, childrens and youth programs in Strathmore, and trips for school students, to name only a few. Theres a lot of things, a lot of local projects, Risdon said, inviting people to keep giving support. If anybodys got loose change, they can just throw it in there. Tim Hortons also accepts pennies and other coins for their Tim Hortons Childrens Foundation, which sends disadvantaged children to camp. The coin collection began long before the penny was discontinued, but Angel Cortez, afternoon supervisor at the Pine Road location, says people may be bringing in more pennies now. I saw three guys bring in real big bags of pennies, he said. Strathmore A&W began a penny drive last year, part of their drive to support Multiple Sclerosis research. Jaycee Peters, a Strathmore A&W supervisor, said this year they renamed it The End of the Penny Drive, and made it their goal to raise 1,000,000 pennies. For every pound of pennies donated, the donor receives one draw entry for a $100 gift certificate, and the store displays a graph of the weight of specific amounts of pennies. The manager (Will Whatley) ... weighed out $20 in pennies, $5 in pennies, $10 in pennies, Peters said, so that... however much money you would like to donate, that you get a fair chance at the raffle. Most recently, the Langdon Community Association and the Mountain View Credit Union also joined forces to begin a Penny Drive, supporting a rebuilding of Langdons community playground. The bank and other Langdon businesses are displaying penny-collecting containers, and the Community Association will soon host Penny Rolling Parties. Whether we put our remaining pennies in wallets, piggy banks, or penny donation jars, the penny itself is passing into history, leaving a small, maple leaf-shaped mark on our lives.

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Did You Know? in Europe during the middle ages, the aurora borealis was thought to be a sign from God?


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Happy anniversary
The Ranch Dental celebrated its first anniversary in style on March 16. There were plenty of goodies to snack on, and even and ice sculpture to admire.

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Learning to defend yourself in any situation

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All Donations will go to the Wheatland County Food Bank. Shannon LeClair Times Reporter Knowing how to defend yourself is important, and while most wont ever have to use what they have learned, having self-defense skills could save your life if youre ever put into a threatening situation. After receiving the request from a parent whose daughter had taken and enjoyed the course, the Strathmore Youth Club decided to bring it in as an option. The StreetSense Padded Assailant workshop will be held at the Youth Club Centre on March 23 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. I believe a course like this is empowering. Personal safety is something that everyone should be aware of. With the opportunity to practically apply the learned self defense moves, the skills can be recalled more fluently in a stressful situation, said Program Coordinator Colina Clark. Our goal is to (provide) quality programming, affordable programs that our participants will enjoy. We are here to meet the needs of the community with our focus being on youth. Whatever we can do, we will. Clark said she is currently working on organizing a Home Alone workshop, rocket making, and soapbox workshops. She has also secured a fishing workshop. Kerry Sauve, director of StreetSense Safety and Security Inc, will teach the workshop. The program is designed to allow you to actually put your Personal Safety and Self Defense skills to the test under realistic conditions. In my full time job working in a maximum security facility as an ERT (Emergency Response Team) member I see on a daily basis what the predators of society do to others, said Sauve. Good personal safety practices, those decisions we make on a day-to-day basis, can reduce our risk of becoming a target for crime and violence by up to 75 per cent. Add realistic self defense into the equation and your risk is decreased by up to 90 per cent. Sauve teaches people about both personal safety and self defense as they apply to their lives, and how crime and violence actually occur. I think its important to show people what really happens on the street and give them options that are simple, effective and combat proven in order to keep them and their families safe, said Sauve. Some of the concepts he has developed are to teach his students situational awareness, target hardening and emergency response and mitigation to avoid problems through proactive personal security planning and teaching military combatives to deal with unavoidable situations. I have been involved in the combat arts for over 40 years, and the martial arts can be an effective way to defend yourself if youve got the time and proper training to learn how to make it work. Unfortunately much of what is taught doesnt have a direct application for combat or the street, said Sauve. I focus on only the Gross Motor movements when I teach as under adrenal stress our fine motor coordination and ability to think and function is severely limited. I teach my students to employ vital point striking and kinetic linking in order to do away with any size, strength advantage a bad guy may have. Sauve said the goal is not to teach the students how to beat up the bad guy, instead he teaches about avoidance wherever possible, and using physical measures only when there are no other options. Each student will leave with an 80-page book Sauve has written on personal safety that walks them through the process of creating a personal safety plan for themselves and their family. The book covers a wide variety of topics such as avoiding sexual assault, dating violence, surviving active shooter events and much more. Anyone interested in taking the StreetSense workshop can contact the Youth Club of Strathmore and Colina Clark by noon on Friday, March 22 to see if there is still space available at 403934-4918. The cost of the program is $55 for members and $60 for non-members.

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Protective Policing
Sharon McLeay Times Contributor Sgt. Jeff Cyr, Senior Peace Officer for Wheatland County brought the January call statistics to Wheatland Council on March 5, 2013. The officers attended to 53 traffic issues, assisted RCMP with one Criminal offence, responded with EMS and Fire once, dealt with seven animal control issues and two environmental concerns, and worked on general reporting duties involving four bylaws. Council had previously approved officers to attend the 2013 Alberta Association of Community Peace Officers (AACPO) Conference. Cyr reported that there were multiple sessions and seminars on officer safety and duties. There were special speakers from the RCMP dealing with correct handling of exhibits and monitoring terrorist activity in rural areas. The SPCA speaker gave information on coordination with the agency and animal safety. The officers also got to network and vote for their executive officers. The conference was a real learning opportunity, said Cyr, and thanked Council for the opportunity to attend. Fire guardians reappointed Council reappointed local fire guardians, with the addition of Curt Emde and Ryan Hauswirth for the Carseland region. Fire Guardians issue fire permits under the Alberta Forest Prairie Protection Act, and can be reached any day of the week between 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Forms are picked up from the County of Wheatland office during business hours. Fire guardians were put in place in each area to better monitor Wheatland County and to make it easier for residents to get their permits signed. All the guardians are given training to assess conditions and fire risks in their respective areas. Councillors wanted to stress that guardians do accept some of the risk for the fires they authorize through the permit process. See sidebar for contact number. Uninsured fire bill Standard Fire will be glad to hear that Council approved adding the uncollected bill for the uninsured fire to the landowners tax roll. Letters will be sent to Standard Fire and the landowner indicating the action will take place if the bill is not paid. Councillor Ken Sauve researched various insurance companies for landowner fire insurance and found that property coverage premiums ranged between no extra money for landowner fire insurance to up to an additional $6,000 per year, depending on coverage needed. He said adequate coverage is out there and encouraged everyone to review their policy for fire inclusion. Council also discussed whether accessing additional emergency equipment and billing for non-insured properties could be added to discussions with fire services in the County. Resolution postponed The Fire Review Committee asked council to consider extending their mandate as a facilitator beyond the Fire Services Review, keeping a board in place to deal with any future fire issues between the various county fire services and Wheatland County. Councillors felt that the committee could not present an unbiased position, due to the fact many of the members were also serving on area Fire Associations or departments. They clarified that the committee was developed for the specific task of facilitating the Fire Review and the guidelines stipulate that the Board will step down after that review is completed. It was also noted that the Strathmore Fire Department was not involved in the present committee. Council felt it would be better to wait for the review completion and the matter could be referred to the Wheatland Regional Fire Partnership at that time.


Standard Phil Faubion: 403-934-0371 Rosebud Richard Zachariassen: 403-820-1894 Art Hudson: 403-677-2352 Hussar Corey Fisher: 403-787-2263 Dalum Albert Jensen: 403-823-9976 Junior Jensen: 403-823-0010 Gerald Rasmussen: 403-823-2036 Cluny Franky Tschetter: 403-734-2481 Dany Tschetter: 403-734-2481 Gleichen Richard Clarke: 403-734-3785 Barb Clarke: 403-734-3002 Carseland Curt Emde: 403 899-1234 Ryan Hauswirth: 403 804-2970 Strathmore Mark Heilman: 403-369-3482

Out of this world

As part of the Grade 6 sky science unit the students at Sacred Heart Academy invited friends and family to come and meet their creature aliens and learn about the planets they are from on March 13. The students were paired up for this project and took their creativity to new levels to create the best out of this world creature possible. Marena Pacek and Hope Given show off Shi-Shi from the planet Neptune.

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FCSS invites seniors to afternoon tea

Laureen F. Guenther Times Contributor Strathmore FCSS (Family and Community Support Services) invites seniors to an afternoon tea on Tuesday, March 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. The tea will be held in the Lambert Centre, 85 Lakeside Boulevard, which houses both the public library and the FCSS. The seniors will enjoy a tea made from local plants such as skullcap, a herb thats been said to calm the nerves, aid in sleep and nourish the nervous system. Guest Brenda Holder, a Chartered Herbalist from Canmore, will also demonstrate how guests can use native plants to make salves. The seniors can then use their handmade salves as chest rubs, or to help heal arthritis, dry skin, and rashes. But the program wont stop with that. The learning goes both ways, said Catherine Walsh, FCSS Coordinator. While the seniors enjoy tea with friends, and learn new skills, or relearn forgotten ones, FCSS will encourage guests to express their needs, wants and opinions about future seniors programs in our community. They will learn some interesting facts on some of the plants indigenous to Strathmore, Walsh said, and we will learn a bit about what services we can offer to enhance their lives. When FCSS has received that information from seniors, Walsh said, we will have a better understanding about the (needs) of our seniors and we can begin the process to implement more programs to meet their needs. The cost for making salves will be $15-$20, depending how many guests participate. We hope to keep the cost to a minimum, Walsh said, so that all seniors can participate in and enjoy the program. FCSS would prefer if seniors pre-register, Walsh said, but gave the assurance that we will not turn anyone away at the door. Seniors who arent able to attend the tea, but would like to offer input, are encouraged to call the FCSS at (403) 934-9090 to talk about seniors programs theyd like the FCSS to develop. We welcome their input, said Walsh, as they know best what their interests and needs are, and this will enable us to determine where the gaps are for seniors in Strathmore. As future seniors programs are developed, the FCSS plans to keep seniors informed through local newspapers and letters, Walsh said. Also, information will always be available at the FCSS office.

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Remembering our roots

Gord Morck
John Godsman Times Contributor Gords grandparents came to North America through Ellis Island, from Denmark in 1915, travelling first to Nebraska where they bought cattle, before moving on to Dickson, Alberta. There, they purchased land and farmed and raised cattle with other Danish migrants. Gords father was born there in 1924, the fifth in a family of nine children. Gord was born in Olds, the youngest of four children. Most of his early education was at Olds, and following graduation he attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton for five years, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science - Pharmacy degree. While growing up in Olds, he worked part-time for Joe Gustafson, the owner of Olds Value Drug Mart, so it was natural for him to seek similar employment following his graduation from U of A. He came to Strathmore in 1988, where he worked for John Leboldus at Strathmore Value Drug Mart, and acquired the store after John passed away in 1999. Gord was active in The Strathmore Kinsman Club for many years, and recently joined The Strathmore Free Masons. When he arrived here in 1988, the population of Strathmore was 3,500 people. The speed limit on Hwy 1 from Strathmore to Calgary was

100 km/h, which has been increased to the current 110 km/h. The hospital had been opened in 1986, and since then, there have been many agreements by the Provincial Government to add different specialty wings. He is very concerned about all the businesses moving from downtown to be nearer to the highway, and hopes an effort will be made to revitalize our downtown in the near future.

One brick at a time!

The Carseland Community Association and Ag Society, along with Carseland Lions, held their Annual Dinner and Auction on March 16. Hal Lust of Strathmore Motor Products, purchased the first brick for $1,300, in support of the new Downey Centennial Park. The sale of bricks is a Communities in Bloom (a division of the Carseland Community Assoc & Ag Society) fundraiser to help complete the park. These bricks will eventually be laid to form a planter in the park. Future bricks can be purchased for $100 by obtaining an information form at www.carselandalberta.ca or by calling Darlene at (403) 934-2896.

Whats Happening
Royal Canadian Legion For information regarding hall rentals, darts and crib, please call 403.934.5119 Wheatland Conservation & Wildlife Association (Your local fish & game club). Meetings 2nd Thursday every month, 7:30pm at the Clubhouse. Call Larry at 403-934-4388 for more info. Strathmore District Health Services Auxiliary Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month @ 1:30 pm (excluding July & August). Lower level Conference Room at the Strathmore Hospital. New members welcome. For more info please call 403-934-4436 Strathmore & District Chamber of Commerce Meets the second Thursday of the month @ 7:00 p.m. All members welcome. Check web page for meeting location. For more info call 403-901-3175 or: www.strathmoredistrictchamber.com. Come Fly With Us 903 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Sqn. meet Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the blue building and Quonset on the Ag grounds. Boys & Girls between 12 & 19 years welcome. Call Joanna Howard at 403-983-5796 for more info. Storytime at Strathmore Municipal Library 85 Lakeside Blvd. Held every Tues, 11am-12pm and Fri 2-3pm. Pre-school children of all ages are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. No registration required. HIV Edmonton Providing support, education and advocacy for those infected with, affected by or at risk of HIV and AIDS for 25 years. Go to www. hivedmonton.com or call toll free 1.877.388.5742. The Hope Bridges Society for Creative & Continued Learning Advocating for, and bringing together citizens of all abilities for meaningful relationships, friendships, & opportunities through the Arts holds Board Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM, at Unit 9, 104 3rd Avenue (the Leary Centre). Please contact Wanda at 403-983-3690, or 403-901-5081 (Cell) for further info about our work and upcoming events, if you would like to be added to our friends/contact list, or visit us in our new office noted above. Strathmore Musical Arts Society If you love music and musicians and have a special soft spot for the Blues, you would enjoy being part of this group. Call 403-934-4196 or 403680-7721 to get on our phone or email list and be notified about meetings and upcoming events. Strathmore Elks Lodge #491 Meets 3rd Tuesday at the Strathmore Curling Club 6:30 pm. Steak Supper at 7 pm. New Members welcome. Call Greg 403-888-6155. Wheatland Rural Crime Watch Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each Month. Featuring guest speakers. For more info call 403-934-4055 Strathmore Homeschool Families Any Strathmore and Area familes that are homeschooling are invited to join our Yahoo Group. www.groups.yahoo. com/group/strathmorehsfams Strathmore Hand in Hand Parent Link Offers FREE programming to kids 0-6 and their caregivers! Check the Town of Strathmore website Community Events section for programs and times! Located at 421-2nd St, across from Paragon Pharmacy. 690-1237. Strathmore FASD Parent Support Group At the Strathmore United Church. For more info call Pam @652-4776. Strathmore Caregiver Support Group This is an opportunity for caregivers to find support and benefit from interaction with others in a similar situation. For more information or to register call Amy Yaneza at 403361-7176. Happy Gang 55 plus Seniors Meetings; 2nd Tuesday every month @ 1:30 pm. Potluck Supper; fourth Tuesday every month at 5:30pm. Everyone welcome! Hall Rental; $80. Call Shirley @ 403-934-9927. All other inquiries call Eric @ 403901-1596. Meetings and Sewing Workshops The 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 7pm. We meet at the Strathmore Ag Grounds, Red Quonset. Looking for 100% cotton or flannel fabric donations to do some charity quilts. New Members Welcome. Contact Laurie at 901-0088 or Wendy 901-3756. Sunday School for All Ages Lord of All Lutheran Church offers Christian Education opportunities for ages 3 years to adult, on Sunday Mornings. All are Welcome! For more information please call Margo Sevick 403-901-2044 or call the Church Office at 403-934-2374. Strathmore Country Gardens Club Meetings at least once per month. Tours, guest speakers, workshops and much more included in a membership. For more information visit www.strathmorecountrygardensclub.webs.com or phone Linda Pekrul 403-901-0017. Youth Club of Strathmore Provides youth (6-17yrs) with opportunities/activities that build positive relationships, strengthens and develops self-esteem and promote personal skill development through affordable and barrier free programs. Our programs include After The Bell, a homework program offered Monday to Friday from 3pm-6pm. Call the Youth Club for info 403-9344918 or www.youthclubofstrathmore.ca. Meals on Wheels Available in Strathmore. For info or to obtain this service please contact Wheatland FCSS at 403-934-5335. Strathmore Fun Runners Car Club Meets the first Wed of the month. New members welcome! Please call Todd at 403-934-0558 or Shawn at 403-901-9303 for info.

a free weekly special events check out website: community calendar Also Strathmoretimes.com/Events
Community Futures Wild Rose In partnership with The Business Link Attend valuable, low-cost learning sessions for small business owners in our video-conference facility in Strathmore. Phone: 403-934-8888 for info & to register. Strathmore Writers Group Meets on the first Monday of the month at the Strathmore Municipal Library. Please find us on Facebook or email Sam at spadkins10@hotmail.com for more information. Cheadle Lions Club Drop off your pennies or change off at the Civic Centre. All proceeds raised goes toward local projects. Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Strathmore open meetings Monday 8:00pm, Hope Community Church, Call 403-934-9570 or 403-901-6009. Strathmore Full Gospel Church Closed meetings Ladies, Tuesdays @ 7pm, Call 403-901-1163. Mens, Tuesdays 8:30pm, Call 403-324-0056. Open Step Meeting, Thursdays @ 8pm at Full Gospel Church, Call 403361-9396. If drinking is a problem, please come to a meeting or all any of the numbers just to talk. Wheatland Whirlers Square & Round Dance Club Dances every Wednesday at Westmount School Gym, September to April. New Dancers: 7-8:30 pm; Experienced Dancers: 8-10 pm. Contact Dave or Claudia 403-934-5966. Chestermere and area Children (& Families) with Type 1 Diabetes. Our Goal is to create a group of mature, responsible members where we open our own homes as Safe Places for Diabetic Children to go to if ever in Diabetic Distress. Join the Facebook group for more information. Stitch Together: Library Needle Arts Group Tues evenings (6:30pm-8:30pm) at the Strathmore Municipal Library (85 Lakeside Blvd.). Whether you love knitting, crocheting, embroidery or cross-stitch, you are welcome to drop in and work on your project with others who share the same passion. Strathmore Regional Victim Services Society (SRVSS) SRVSS is looking for men and women interested in becoming front line victim advocates to provide support, information and referrals to victims of crime or tragedy. We need individuals interested in a challenging and rewarding volunteer experience who are caring and non-judgmental with a sincere interest in helping victims move past their immediate trauma.We provide extensive training in many areas, including sexual assaults, domestic violence, suicide, court preparation, and sudden death. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Lesley Hering at the Strathmore RCMP Detachment at (403) 934-6552.Website: www.strathmoreregionalvictimservices. com If you are a non-profit group >>and have a special event you would like to promote contact us! Email: alissa@strathmoretimes.com call: 403-934-5589 fax: 403-934-5546. Space restrictions = info to a min.

Wheatland Business Women Meet the second Tuesday of the month @ 8:00 am at Days Inn & Suites. New members welcome http://businesswomen.ca and follow us on Facebook. Call 403-324-6641. RCCG Peculiar People Assembly, 1 Peter 2:9 (KJV) meetings. Sunday Services at 10am & Thursdays Bible study at 7pm.Venue: Civic Centre, Strathmore. PHh 403-667-7832, E-mail: pastor@rccgstrathmore.com Strathmore Lions Club Meets the first and third Thursdays at Strathmore Civic Centre at 6:45 pm. Free Tree for all New Born Babies Attention all infants remind your parents to register your birth so a tree can be planted commemorating your birth in the Chinook Credit Union Birth Forest in Strathmore. Registration Forms are available at the Town office, Chinook Credit Union and Health Unit. (A Communities in Bloom Project) Strathmore Masonic Lodge #53 Meets the first Monday of each Month at 7:30 p.m. Call Glen at 403-901-6038. Website: www.strathmore53.com Strathmore Parent and Tot Playgroup Meets every Tuesday at 9:30 - 11:30 am. in the Strathmore United Church Basement. $1/child. Strathmore Full Gospel Church Were a Pentecostal bible-based family church that has something for all ages. Call 934-2225 or visit www. strathmorefullgospel.com St. Michaels & All Angels Anglican Currently at interim location: 245 Brent Blvd. (North Door) 403-9343017. Christ Alive in our Community. Sunday Morning Worship 11:00am Seventh-day Adventist Church Meeting in the Lord of All Lutheran Church at 112 Lakeside Blvd,Strathmore. Saturday morning @ 10:00 AM. Pastor Ghena Girleanu, phone 403-983-0081. Strathmore Baptist Church Meeting Sundays @ 11am and Thursdays @ 7pm, Call Pastor David Blankenship for info 403-390-4431. Wheatland County Food Bank Society Food applications accepted at (403) 324-4335 Monday through Thursday 12pm to 4pm or through the website at: www.wheatlandfoodbank.com. Strathmore & District Agricultural Society Strathmorestampede.com, sags@ telus.net Office 403.934.5811 Fax 403.901.0299 FB: Strathmore Stampede. Twitter: Strathmore Rodeo Wheatland County Food Bank Urgently requires VOLUNTEER SCREENERS. Please call Sylvia at 403934-5287 or WFCSS at 403-934-5335 for info.

Yoga class at the Standard Library. Next session starts again April 8th and runs Mondays for 8 weeks: Flow Yoga Gentle -1:00 to 2:15PM, Flow Yoga and More5:00 to 6:15PM, Hatha Fundamentals-7:30 to 8:45PM. Develop the imagination of the youth based on yoga poses, for the Standard Library. This class runs 6 weeks starting April 8th. Youth Hatha, Mondays 3:45-4:45PM The Legion kitchen is now under New Management, and is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and supper: 9-5 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; 9-7 on Wednesday; 9-8 on Friday. Sunday and Monday - closed. Phone: 403.983.8831. For information regarding hall rentals, darts, crib and bingo, please call 403.934.5119. Nightingale Easter Event on Sunday March 24 at Nightingale Hall. 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Crafts, Snacks, and Easter Egg Hunt Indus Figure Skating will be having their annual Carnival Colors of the Carnival on Sunday March 24th, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Community Lunch Club social get together for 55+, themed lunch and presenter: Tuesday, March 19 (Irish Culture)11:00am1:00pm at the Lord of all Lutheran Church. Register: call Marg at 403-901-7811. A meet & greet for Parents & Mentors. Activity and light lunch on Monday, March 25 (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) 11:001:00pm at the Lord of all Lutheran Church. Free, register by calling Pat 403-901-7684. BBQ to recognize National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (NVCAW) hosted by Strathmore Regional Victim Services Society. April 27 from 11-2, in the Sobeys parking lot. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on May 22 in Gleichen (starting at the community center) at 1pm, SRVSS will be holding a event with community BBQ to follow.

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Public speaking success despite winter weather

Aleri Swalwell 4-H District Reporter The blustery March weather did not keep the 4-H Wheatland District Public Speaking Competition from being a great success on Mar 16. It was held at the Strathmore Civic Centre from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families and friends came to hear the results of the hard work of all of the 4-H competitors. The results were as follows:
Junior Speeches First place - Bailey Steiner - The Troubles of Writing a 4H Speech Second - Olivia McLean - Athena and Olivia Third - Jonathon Fitzgerald - A Place Nothing Like Home Junior Presentations First place - Aleri Swalwell - Play Like an Egyptian Second - Ryan Lausen and Ray Warrack - Farming Intermediate Speeches First place - Mya Ingeraham - Are You Sleepy? Second - Sabrina Kooistra - Ring Around The Rosy Third - Hannah Anderson - If They Hadnt Married Henry Intermediate Presentations First Place - David Limb - The Art of Drywall Second - Carlie Wells and Sarah Wolfs - The Braiding Way Third - Nolan Kathol - How To Prepare When You Want To Snowmobile Senior Speeches First Place - Claire Anderson - Fashion Fads Second - Dale Palsson - Doom Third - Erin Warrack - Still Room To Grow Senior Presentations First Place - Kylee and Landon Hebbes - Pet Pleasers Second - Alicia Magwood and Ashley Berrith - Home Tree Home Third - Toni and Billi Comstock - Alberta Bound

Congratulations to all these winners! The first and second place winners will move forward to the Regional Event also held at the Civic Centre on March 23. Our Judges who devoted their time to this event were; Lori Bach, Jocelyn Stinn, Brenda Tibbett-Frayn, Barry Davidson, Lynee Hilton, Rick Munks, Lynne Fair, Alice Booth, Susan Anderson, Jillayne Swalwell, Carol Santerre, Dawn Kalhben, Bea Winter, Jardi Clark, Karen Wournell, Alex Kathol, Pam Goll, Camille Roberts, Joyce Friend, David Bexte, Jason Hale, Erica Bexte, Beverly Swalwell and Louise Laycroft. A big thank-you goes to all of those who helped make the day a success, including timekeepers, snack providers, and the organizers!

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Kennedy Zaystoff - 17 years old Jayden Wison - 15 years old Jaicey Birch - 12 years old Emily Wegner - 16 years old

The Strathmore Spartans girls basketball team hosted the 3A girls provincials this past weekend March 14-16.

Great experience for Spartans

Damian Anderson Times Jr. Reporter Over the weekend, Strathmore High School was honoured to be able to host the 3A Girls Basketball Provincials. The school was buzzing with the Top 12 teams from across the province and with spectators composed of friends and family willing to travel the distance to support their teams. However, these were not the only spectators. SHS live-streamed the entire event and many viewers watched the tournament from home as well. Students filled the gymnasium during classes and gave their full support to the Lady Spartans. The tournament was a success thanks to the many volunteers and the staff at Strathmore High School. The Spartans first game was an anxiety attack waiting to happen. Throughout the whole game, both teams never exceeded more than a few points over each other and went into overtime. Losing by three points to Morinville Wolves (58-55), the Spartans took it as moti-

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vation and a chance to improve as they went on to win their second against the Androssan Bisons 47-44. Their third and final game was like the first - close enough to keep them determined for victory. Unfortunately, they were defeated, 5251 by the Holy Rosary Raiders. Each game was a battle and not one team facing Strathmore Highs ladies had room to breathe or slow down. It is one thing to place eighth on the provincial scale, its another to do it at the senior level without a single Grade 12 on the team. Because the team will not have anyone graduating this year, they have a lot of room for improvement for next. Theres tons of stuff we can improve, but were starting from this point at the start of next year rather than somewhere new because of provincials, said head coach Dion Galandy. I think weve improved, the biggest thing about this is experience. With the Spartans having experienced the strain and effort the provincials take, they will be all the more prepared for next years season.

Sara Miller - 5 years old

Skate club showcase

The Strathmore Skating Club showcased their Senior and Junior figure skaters on March 15 in their Fire on Ice Performance. The skaters wowed the crowd with their wonderful dances on ice. The Strathmore Childrens choir sang the National Anthem and a special performance was made by the Black Gold Pre-Novice Synchro Team.

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Gold-silver finish for Spurs

The Strathmore Spurs U12 soccer team captured two medals this past indoor season. Despite a rough start to the season after the seeding rounds, many practices, determination and dedication of the two coaches Mlandine Kuljanin and Trevor Dalstra, the team swept through their group division finishing with the gold. The Spurs next round of adventure was the inter-cities playoffs hosted in Calgary on March 9-10. Skills sweat and heart rewarded them with a silver medal. Team members include: Sean Cuff, Boris Kuljanin, Scott Dumur, Cody DeSousa, Justin LaBossiere, Riley Blakney, Cory Duxbury, Zane Vandehaar, Eric Dalstra, Harmony MacDonald, Daylin Jacobs, Renee Stinson, Victoria Pederson, Sam Ancell, Tyler Dalstra, Tyler Weisenburger and Josh Eichler. Photo courtesy of Shannon Cuff

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Warriors focused on the future

Mario Prusina Times Editor The Wheatland Warriors took a break from the SCAHL Playoffs to partake in the Provincial Championship tournament March 15-17 in Medicine Hat. The local double-A bantam team, which will face the Okotoks Oilers in the league finals, finished the tournament with a 0-3-1 record. Despite not earning a win, the Warriors kept all the games to within two goals and enjoyed the experience of playing in the Provincial Championship. However, the goal for the entire year has been the SCAHL Championship, which opened in Okotoks March 21 for Game 1 (result not available as of press time). A league (championship) is our No. 1 goal, for sure, said Warriors head coach Paden Grant prior to the provincial tournament. If you can win in provincials or do good there, then thats an added bonus, but the league is the No. 1 goal, something weve been going for the entire year. The Warriors opened the tournament on March 15 with a 1-1 draw versus the NWCAA Bruins, before losing a close 4-3 battle with the Wainwright Polar Kings. The Warriors then fell 3-1 to the St. Albert Bears the following day, before falling 6-4 to the Leduc Roughnecks later that evening. Now the Warriors are focused on the SCAHL Championship. Game 2 of the best-of-five series is March 23 in Okotoks, before the series shifts home for Game 3 on March 24 (4 p.m.) at the Strathmore Family Centre. Game 4, if necessary, will also be in Strathmore on March 25 (6:30 p.m.), while Game 5, if necessary will be in Okotoks the following day. For up-to-date results, visit the Strathmore Times Facebook Page or log on to the leagues website (www. scahl.com).

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smith, Garnet Eldon

On March 7, 2013, Garnet Eldon Smith of Strathmore, AB passed away at the age of 63 due to a heart failure. He will be lovingly remembered by his brothers, Lawrence (Velvet), Clarence (Peggy), Delbert (Jo-Ann) and by his sisters, Muriel, Sylvia (Jim) and Lillian and by numerous nieces, nephews , cousins, Aunts and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Heart Foundation.

After winning the first two games on the road, the Wheatland Braves clinched the SCAHL Championship with a 3-2 overtime victory in Game 3 versus the Okotoks Oilers on March 17 at the Strathmore Family Centre.

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FLAMOND, Sandra Lynn (Sandi)

September 11, 1967 - March 16, 2013

Braves win SCAHL Championship!

Mario Prusina Times Editor Facing a team with only one loss the entire season, the Wheatland Braves were expecting a long, hard-fought, bestof-five SCAHL Championship series. Turns out, they didnt need the maximum games, rather the opposite. The local double-A peewee team swept the Okotoks Oilers three games to none, capping off a fantastic season in the SCAHL. We didnt expect in any way, shape or form to get out of this three games in a row, said Braves head coach Keith Klemmensen. The defining moment was last Mondays practice. Doozer (assistant coach Jonathan Wheatley) took the boys in and brought some accountability to the effort level. Ill tell you what, it was really evident the first game in Okotoks. We never dreamt of getting (a split in Okotoks for Games 1 &2) we didnt dare think of that. To get a split is great, but to get two in a row was even better. Going home, we really wanted to finish it because the last thing you want to do is give a good team a leg up. After going 28-3-1 during the regular season, the Braves swept the Red Deer TPS and the Bow Valley Timberwolves in the playoffs, before the highly-anticipated matchup with the Oilers. The Oilers, who completed the regular season with a 29-12 mark, also swept their first two rounds of the playoffs. The final pitted the highest scoring team in the SCAHL versus the Braves, the leagues best defensive squad. I think we had the best goaltending in the league, said Klemmensen flat-out. I also think our defence core was the most coachable, learning bunch of buggers weve ever had. Ill tell you, when youre solid back in your end, it (makes all the difference). And of course we have some talented forwards too the boys never got into a competition of who has more points or anything like that. It was just a team-first (mentality). The Braves opened the championship series in Okotoks with a 6-3 win in Game 1 on March 14. Ryan Ries led the way with two goals and two assists, while Malik Kaddoura chipped in with a goal and an assist. Joel Krahenbil added a goal and an assist, while Tyler Skehar and Majid Kaddoura each chipped in with a goal. Cole Reinhardt added a pair of helpers. Wheatland then entered Game 2 on a roll and claimed a 4-0 win in Okotoks on March 16. Kale Clouston led the attack with two goals, while Malik Kaddoura and Cole Reinhardt also tallied for the Braves. Tyler Strath added a pair of assists, while Ty Tarvyd made 34 saves for the shutout. The Braves closed out the series with a 3-2 overtime win in Game 3 on March 17 at the Strathmore Family Centre. After falling 1-0 in the first period, Malik Kaddoura converted a feed from Majid Kaddoura to even the score. The Oilers took the lead late in the second period, before Joel Krahenbil scored a power play marker midway through the third when he converted a feed from Isaac Benoit and Ryan Ries. Early in overtime, Cole Reinhardt converted a feed from Ries and Benoit to capture the championship. According to Klemmensen, it was a perfect way to cap off the SCAHL season. It was a storybook season, it really was said the coach. To be honest with you, we had the best players, and to me, we were supposed to win. With the SCAHL Championship in tow, the Wheatland Braves will now take part in the Provincial Championship tournament March 21-24 in Springbank. The Braves will face off against Grande Prairie (March 21, 2 p.m.), Springbank (March 22, 11:45 a.m.), Lloydminster (March 23, 9 a.m.) and Edmonton (March 23, 6:45 p.m.). The top two teams in each pool will then meet in the semi-finals on the morning of March 24 before the Championship Game is played at 3:15 p.m.

It is with great sadness that we announce that, after a brief illness, Sandi Flamond, of Strathmore, Alberta, passed away peacefully at the age of 45 years on Saturday, March 16, 2013 with her family by her side. She leaves to mourn her loving mother Viola of Strathmore; brother Fraser of Strathmore; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Sandi was born in Calgary and moved to Strathmore at the age of six. She completed high school in Strathmore and attended the University of Calgary. In her twenties, she moved to Victoria, British Columbia where she worked for the BC Ferries for a number of years. Sandi was a gifted artist who was proud of her Metis heritage. She was an animal lover and excelled in sports, especially basketball, running, skiing and swimming. In her later years she loved watching her favourite programs on TV. After the death of her father Leroy Flamond in June 2007, Sandi returned to her home in Strathmore to help take care of her mom who has MS, and was living with her mom while working at the family business, Leroys Motel, until the time of her death. The family wishes to thank all the doctors and nurses of the ICU at the Peter Lougheed Hospital for their compassionate, personal care in Sandis final days. A memorial luncheon will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Lord of All Lutheran Church, Strathmore, at 2:00 p.m. If desired, donations in Sandis memory may be made to any animal shelter. To send condolences, please visit www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.



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Storm brewing

The Strathmore Storm bantam team forced a third and deciding game for the league championship with a 6-5 win over the Lethbridge Blackhawks in Game 2 on March 17. After losing the first game of the series on March 15, the Storm won their last home game of the season when Austin Drummond tipped in the winning goal with just seconds left on the clock. The boys will go back to Lethbridge this weekend to play the third and final game.

* Players for Atom, Peewee and Bantam 2012-2013 season are eligible to apply. (1999-2004 born players) * All players register individually and WAA forms the teams. * Players not registered with WAA or Strathmore Minor Hockey must have a signed Letter of Permission form accompanying registration.

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ANTIQUE SHOW - Western Canadas longest running collectors show - Antiques, collectibles, and pop culture. 38th Annual Wild Rose Antique Collectors Show & Sale. Sellers from across Canada. Special collectors displays. Antique evaluations by Canadian Antiques Roadshow appraiser Frank Hall - $12 per item. Good Friday, Mar. 29, 9 - 5 p.m.; Sat., Mar. 30, 10 - 5 p.m. Edmonton Expo Centre, Edmonton. 780-437-9722; www.wildroseantiquecollectors.ca.

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Feed and Seed

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Proud parents Kelly and Coralie and big brother Riley are pleased to announce the arrival of Hailey Emma-Lynn Sikstrom, January 4, 2013; 6 lbs 3 oz & 19 inches. Delighted grandparents are: Gordon & Eileen Walker, Grant & Debbie Sikstrom and Great Grandma Alice Christensen.

Curling Club Will be holding their Mixed Bonspiel from March 31st April 6th. For information or to enter a team please contact Kevin Slemko at 403-787- 2707 or Ross Peake at 403-787-2190.


The Gleichen Fire Association is holding their Annual General Meeting on March 27@ 7:30 at the Gleichen Fire Hall.

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Strathmore Slo-Pitch Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Chuck Mercer Room, Civic Centre at 7pm All interested teams must send a Representative and be prepared to pay their league fees. www.StrathmoreSloPitch.com

Saturday April 13
Doors 7:30pm Show at 8pm
Pub night @ strathmore travelodge ballroom. $20.00 per person, cash bar and snacks available.

Brought to you by Growing Families Society - Bridging the Gap Program, Standard Seniors Centre
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TAKE NOTE that only one nomination was received for the election of a member to the Board of Directors of the Western Irrigation District in electoral Divisions 1 and 4. When only one nomination is received for an electoral division, the nominee is elected by acclamation and balloting is not required. Therefore, I declare (Donald) Douglas Brown to be elected as Director for to Electoral Division 1 aand Dan Shute Any person wishing complain is required to submit written complaint to the Western Irrigation District at Box 2372 105-900 Pine Road, Strathmore, Alberta, toT1P be1K3 elected as Director for Electoral Division 4 within 30 days after the date of the publication of this notice. of the Western Irrigation District. Jim Webber, P. Eng. DATED at the Town of Strathmore in the Province of Alberta, this 13th day of March, 2013. Erwin Braun Returning Officer
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(Section 45(2) (b))
Applications to remove parcels consist of:

FORM 5 Irrigation Districts Act (Section 85/86)

nOtIce OF AnnuAl MeetIng

TAKE NOTE that the annual meeting of the irrigators of the Western Irrigation District will be held at the Strathmore Travelodge, Strathmore, Alberta on the 3rd day of April, 2013 beginning at 1:30 pm to:
Any person wishing to complain is required to submit a written complaint to the Western Irrigation District at Box 2372 105-900 Pine Road, Strathmore, Alberta, T1P 1K3 within 30 days after the date of the publication of this notice.

TAKE NOTE that applications have been received by the Western Irrigation District to change the area of the District.

I would like to thank everyone for your cards, visits and gifts while I was in the hospital. Your kindness and thoughts were appreciated. Belle Stephenson
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Bow Ridge Perto Ltd. We would like to thank our valued friends and customers for the many years of service. We would like to notify you that we will continue to provide the same service. For more information please contact Bob Wenstrom @ 403-899-0940 or 403-8990876.

would like to Acknowledge and Thank our Special Angels for their generous Acts of Kindness. Holy Cross Collegiate for their ongoing lunch donations, Anonymous Special Ladies who have provided groceries for wonderful meals, An Anonymous Special Gentleman for his prepaid Visa donation, the Food Bank and the several other community members who have brought in clothing and household items for our students. These donations are gratefully appreciated!

The Strathmore StoreFront School

The family of Marianne Janzen

would sincerely like to thank all our family and friends for your support after the loss of our dear Mom & Grandma. Your prayers, phone calls, cards, food, flowers and attendance at Moms service meant a great deal to us. We would especially like to thank Dr Douglas, Marie Hanson, the Ambulance crew and the ER staff at the Strathmore hospital for their wonderful care and support; Pastor Darrell Young and members of the Strathmore Alliance Church for their prayers and comfort and the staff of Wheatland Funeral Home for their excellent and thoughtful service. Grandma will be missed very much but we take joy in knowing she is free of pain, happy to be with Dad and look forward to the day we will meet again.

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Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. requires a Resident Managers for several residential buildings with an earning potential of up to $1700/month. Please contact Wendy for further inquiries at 403-237-8600 or submit your resumes via fax to 403-290-1530, attention Wendy. Now Hiring - F.T. at the Strathmore Station - Kitchen Helpers 11.30/hr experience preferred, but will train. F.T. Cook $13.61/hr 3-5 years experience required. Mail resume to 380 Ridge Road, Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5 or Fax 403-9349390 or Email: strathmorestation@gmail.com. TODDLE INN DAYCARE Positions available at the day care. Requirements: criminal record check, first aid and a level in child care. Forward resumes: fax: 403 901-6265 or email: toddlein@telus.net. HIRING - F.T. Server $9.75/ hr no experience required, will train. F.T. Kitchen Helper at the Roadhouse Restaurant - $11.30/hr experience preferred, but will train. F.T. Cook $13.61/hr 3-5 years experience required. Mail resume to: 510 Hwy #1 Strathmore AB T1P1M6. SALESPERSON REQUIRED The Brooks Bulletin requires salesperson for advertising & commercial printing. Salary and/or commission negotiable. Resume: jon. nesbitt@brooksbulletin.com. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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THE TAMARACK INN requires an experienced Bar Manager with Protect and ProServe. Contact Marty at 403-8455252 or fax resume to 403845-4848. CENTRAL PEACE NATURAL Gas Co-op Ltd. requires fulltime Gas Utility Operator. Experience, safety tickets an asset. Clean valid drivers licence required. Forward resume: cpngc@telusplanet. net. Fax 780-864-2044. Mail: Box 119, Spirit River, T0H 3G0. NEWCART CONTRACTING LTD. is hiring for the upcoming turnaround season. Journeyman/Apprentice; Pipefitters; Welders; Boilermakers; Riggers. Also: Quality Control; Towers; Skilled Mechanical Labourer; Welder Helpers. Email: resumes@ newcartcontracting.com. Fax 1-403-729-2396. Email all safety and trade tickets. ATTENTION SEMI OPERATORS! Are you looking to downsize? Haul RVs from USA to western Canada! 5-6 day round trip. Looking for 1 ton O/O. 1-866-736-6483; www.speedwaymovingsystems.com.

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GRANDE PRAIRIE Regional College has Collaborative degree programs in Nursing, Computing and Education that you can complete right on its Grande Prairie campus. We offer a great college experience - small class sizes, excellent instructors that care about you and your future, small town atmosphere with city amenities. You can also start on your chosen degree in Engineering, Fine Arts, Music, Arts, Science, Business or Commerce - a great transition from high school to university. Call 1-888-539-2911 for more information and to speak with an advisor; www.gprc. ab.ca. NOW LOCATED in Drayton Valley. BREKKAAS Vacuum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers, Super Heater Operators with all valid tickets. Top wages, excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: dv@brekkaas.com. Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959. $100 - $400 CASH DAILY for landscaping work! Competitive, energetic, honesty a must; PropertyStarsJobs. com.

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Local award winning business is for sale. There are three purchase options available. Customer list with all related marketing tools included is option A. Option B is this in addition to a cargo trailer. Option C is the above plus a 2005 Dodge 2500 vehicle. There is an option that is sure to fit your budget. Serious inquiries only can be directed to localbiz4sale@gmail.com

MORGAN CONSTRUCTION & Environmental Ltd. - Looking for experienced Heavy Equipment Operators & Heavy Equipment Mechanics for work in oilfield & heavy civil construction projects. Competitive wages, full benefits & opportunity for year round work. Email resume: careers@mcel.ca. Fax 780-960-8930 or apply in person: 702 Acheson Road, Acheson, Alberta. INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT Operator School. No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Sign up online! iheschool.com. 1-866-399-3853. BINDERY OPERATOR for Muller Saddle Stitcher, Kansa Inserter. Experience preferred. Willing to train the right candidate. Full-time. Up to $23/hour. Benefits. Email: hr@starpress.ca. Wainwright, Alberta. PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE.

SALESPERSON REQUIRED The Brooks Bulletin requires salesperson for advertising & commercial printing. Salary and/or commission negotiable. Resume: jon. nesbitt@brooksbulletin.com. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. HELP WANTED: AG Mechanic/Service Manager required on farm/feedlot operation in south central Alberta. Mechanic licence an asset but not required. Competitive wages and benefits. Housing available. Please fax resume to 403-546-2445. Email: careers@klassenagriventures.ca or phone 403-3123577. DRIVERS WANTED. Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No rail experience needed! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation & benefits package. Skills needed Ability to travel 3 months at a time, valid licence with air brake endorsement. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver. Do not fill in city or state.

COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. 3rd Annual Edmonton Motor Show Classic Car Auction. April 19 - 21. Edmonton Expo Centre. Over 75,000 spectators. Consign today. 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102; EGauctions.com. NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $269. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228. 75 QUARTERS LAND, Oyen, Alberta - Ritchie Bros Unreserved Auction. 1HQ, 30 Parcels Farmland, 6 Parcels Grazing Lease, $21,000 Surface Lease Revenue. Jerry Hodge 780-706-6652; rbauction.com/realestate. HUGE RECEIVERSHIP AUCTION. Emerald Metal Fabricators. Complete tank fabricating facility. Tuesday, March 26, 10 a.m., Tofield, Alberta. Foothills Equipment Liquidation, 780-922-6248; www.foothillsauctions.com. Bidspotter online bidding available.

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P/T F/T mechanically minded, valid license with own vehicle. Must be able to work unassisted. Nonsmoker. 8kms on #817. 403-934-4407. Evening Help Required. Approx 4-8pm. Must be 18 yrs. Call Brian at Strathmore Florist. 403-934-3737. Lease Operators needed to pull trains locally in Alberta. Great rates, home weekends and evenings, for more information please call Garth 403-888-5765. TRUCK EXPERIENCED DRIVER required for hauling heavy equipment. Rates negotiable & benefits available. Fax resume 780-7782444. JOURNALISTS, Graphic Artists, Marketing and more. Albertas weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. Free. Visit: www.awna. com/resumes_add.php.

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STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206; www. crownsteelbuildings.ca. METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36 Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.67 sq. ft. Colours $.82 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTA-WIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254. SAWMILLS from only $3997. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD; www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT. 1-800566-6899 ext. 400OT. BIG BUILDING SALE. This is a clearance sale you dont want to miss! 20x20 $3, 985, 25x24 $4,595, 30x36 $6,859, 35x48 $11,200, 40x52 $13,100, 47x76 $18,265. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422; www.pioneersteel.ca. DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call Factory today! 1-877-3362274; www.phonefactory.ca NEW COMPLETE KUBOTA ENGINES. 4 cyl., 40 & 50 hp., V1903s $5200. & V2003s Turbos $5800. Originally for Thomas Skidsteers. Phone 780-222-9394.

Office Manager / Book Keeping Position

This position will serve the staff and congregation of Hope Community Covenant Church in Strathmore. Position includes receptionist responsibilities along with financial / book keeping roles. The ideal candidate is punctual, personable, and self motivated. Excellent computer skills and typing proficiency are a must. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Publisher, and Quick Books are required. This position will require 24-30 hrs per week. Please email resumes and references to: rsdirks@ telus.net. Posting Closes March 22, 2013. Position is Available April 1, 2013.

Eagle Lake Nurseries Ltd, Strathmore, AB a wholesale producer of hardy plants for the landscape, construction and garden centre market, is seeking a

Shipping and SaleS RepReSentative.

Applicant should have previous sales experience, horticulture knowledge and strong computer skills. Job includes servicing existing customers and organizing shipping and pickup and schedules. Applicant should have a strong commitment to customer service, be self-motivated and have excellent organizational and communication skills. Salary and benefits to be negotiated. One full-time and one seasonal position available starting immediately.

DO YOU KNOW a great volunteer? The Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (AWNA) and Direct Energy are now accepting nominations for the Alberta Volunteer Citizen of the Year award to recognize someone who goes above and beyond to help others in the community. Nominations are open to all residents served by AWNA newspapers. As a reward for giving so much, the winner will get a $1000 cash prize from Direct Energy and a $5000 donation to their community organization of choice. Visit: directenergy.com/vcoy or awna.com. Nominations close Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Sod Harvester Operator

Be part of an industry leading team. Eagle Lake Turf Farm is looking for a highly motivated and skilled person to operate our self propelled harvester. This position requires sharp attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. Must be a team player and work well with others. Please send resumes to Tyler@eaglelaketurf.com or fax (403)934-6813, or mail to: Box 2130, Strathmore AB, T1P 1K1

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Fax Resume to 403-934-3626 email: anita@eaglelakenurseries.com

Custom feedlot & farming operation looking for full-time employees

Competitive wages including O.T and other Benefits. Valid drivers licence and a good attitude a must. High school diploma an asset. Send resumes to: namaka farms inC. Box 2409, Strathmore, AB T1P 1K3 Fax (403) 934-6133

636050 Alberta Inc. o/a Tim Hortons

108, 800 Pine Road, Strathmore, AB T1P 0A2

(6 positions) $11/hr, Full Time/Shift Work/Nights Overnights/Early Mornings/Weekends Apply by Fax: 403-934-6657 Or email: timhortonsstrathmore@gmail.com

Food Counter Attendants

SeaSonal BuildingS & groundS Manager

Will be required to work weekends and extended hours during the Strathmore Stampede and other special events. Coordinate and schedule support staff accordingly. Prioritize daily, weekly, and monthly tasks as set out by the schedule of events; such as rodeos, baseball tournaments, tradeshows, gymkhanas and other special events. Facilitate independent organizations throughout their scheduled event and/or reoccurring events. For example ARGRA, Relay for Life, the Strathmore Farmers Market. Strong leadership and organizational skills will assist in coordinating one or more teams to cover various areas of operations. Must possess excellent communication skills in order to assist guests, volunteers, and staff. Respond appropriately to emergencies or urgent issues as they arise. Provide oversight to complete landscaping activities, janitorial duties, maintenance of the track and infield, baseball diamonds, parking areas, facilities, the removal of trash and recycling and other duties and responsibilities assigned by management. Operate and maintain truck, tractors, mowers, gators, and other equipment. Create the most safe and suitable working environment for all employees and volunteers. Deadline to Apply is April 5, 2013 Please submit resume via email: to jessica@strathmorestampede.com Fax: (403) 901-0299, or at the office at 122 Brent Blvd c/o Box 2085 Strathmore, AB T1P 1K1


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GRANDE PRAIRIE Regional College has Collaborative degree programs in Nursing, Computing and Education that you can complete right on its Grande Prairie campus. We offer a great college experience - small class sizes, excellent instructors that care about you and your future, small town atmosphere with city amenities. You can also start on your chosen degree in Engineering, Fine Arts, Music, Arts, Science, Business or Commerce - a great transition from high school to university. Call 1-888-539-2911 for more information and to speak with an advisor; www.gprc. ab.ca.

Class one Drivers

Local on farm work; hauling silage, fertilizer, straw/hay, clay & grain. Operate equipment & various farm machinery Competitive wages, benefits. Fax 403-934-4594 or penny@cattleland.ca

now accepting applications

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Class 1 & Class 3 Truck Drivers:
Job includes delivering plants to Calgary and area, as well as loading and unloading trucks. Average of 40-50hrs/week. Air brake certification is required. Crane operating experience would be an asset. Applicants should be physically fit, reliable and familiar with the city. Current drivers abstract Prepared by the REP. required.

Strathmore Walmart now recruiting

Specialty Turf Maintenance Assistant

Be part of an industry leading team. Eagle Lake Turf Farm is looking for someone to assist in the maintenance of our specialty turf division. This position requires a self motivated individual who can work with little supervision. Tasks include: adjusting and setting reels, mowing, fertilizing, starting and stopping irrigation, top dressing, organization and record keeping. Please send resumes to Docket Tyler@eaglelaketurf.com or fax (403)934-6813, or mail to: 1303-089 Box 2130, Strathmore AB, T1P 1K1


Apply in person at the Customer Service Desk

Full-time Seasonal Positions start in April. Competitive wages and benefits.

Fax Resumes to: 403-934-3626


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Email: Section anita@eaglelakenurseries.com


Job includes maintaining plants, potting, planting, harvesting trees, loading and unloading trucks, as- ESTIMATED sembling orders etc. Applicants should be willing SENT to learn and able to do physical work. Horticulture All prices exclu experience an asset.

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Full-Time Records Management Clerk

To view the job description, visit www.wheatlandcounty.ca. Applications will be accepted in confidence to: Personnel Committee Wheatland County Records Management Competition Hwy 1, RR1, Strathmore, AB T1P 1J6. Fax: (403) 934-4889 Email: Bonnie.Knox@wheatlandcounty.ca For additional information contact Bonnie Knox: Tel: (403) 934-3321, Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 27th , 2013.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Apply in person: Located 5km East of Strathmore, on Highway#1 and 2.5km south. Range Road 245.

March 22 & 29/13 4 colwith x 8.0178 Job includes assisting customers their garden-

ing needs, completing sales receipts, operating POS system, stocking and maintaining garden centre etc. Applicants should have good communication skills and be able to work evenings and TOTAL PRICE weekends. Horticultural knowledge would be an asset but is not required. Seasonal Full-time and Part-time positions available April July.


Marigold library SySteM StrathMore, ab

Marigold is seeking an energetic post-secondary student to coordinate the TD Summer Reading Club and Teen Summer programs. This is a temporary full-time position from May 13, 2013 to August 30, 2013, 35 hours per week. Candidates must have completed at least one year of post-secondary studies and must be a returning student in the fall of 2014. A valid drivers license is required. Responsibilities: Coordinate distribution of materials and maintain inventory for both summer programs; Update content and moderate online book lists and forums for the for the teen website; Distribute program and marketing materials; Develop and deliver summer programs. Visit http://www.marigold.ab.ca/ for more details. Please forward a resume with two references by April 10th to: Denise Fung Library Services Consultant Marigold Library System 710 2nd Street, Strathmore, AB T1P 1K4 Phone 403.934.5334 Fax 403.934.5331 denise@marigold.ab.ca

Summer Program Coordinator


This is a remarkable time for global agriculture and for Richardson. Our industry is undergoing unprecedented growth to meet increasing demand, and our company is experiencing transformational growth. Richardson International is Canadas largest, privately owned agribusiness and is recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing. We currently have opportunities at our Wheatland, AB Richardson Pioneer Ag Business Centre located in Strathmore, AB.


Location Assistant
Location Assistants contribute to the safe, efficient and profitable operation of a grain handling and/or crop input facility. Specific responsibilities include the storage and shipping of Western Canadian grains; operational support and assistance to location staff and customers; the operation of facility equipment and controls; and providing excellent customer service. The ideal candidate will possess proven communication and interpersonal skills; ambition and organizational skills; an orientation to accuracy and detail and excellent customer service skills. An agriculture background is an asset.

Seasonal Equipment Operators and Labourers

Resumes can be emailed, faxed or mailed to: Personnel Committee-(Indicate Public Works or Ag Service Board) Wheatland County Hwy 1, RR1, Strathmore, AB T1P 1J6. For More information contact Bonnie Knox: Tel: (403) 934-3321 Fax: (403) 934-4889. Email: Bonnie.Knox@wheatlandcounty.ca Interview candidates will be required to supply a drivers abstract. The successful candidates will be required to submit to a criminal records check and pre-employment drug testing. Positions will remain open until suitable candidates are hired.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

NH3 Truck Drivers Seasonal

This position is responsible for deliveries of NH3 fertilizer, chemical and seed to local customers. Other responsibilities include truck inspection and maintenance; unloading and loading of crop input products; and yard maintenance. The ideal candidate will possess a valid 3 or 1 air endorsed drivers license; have strong organization and interpersonal skills; and be able to work flexible hours including evenings/ weekends. Drivers abstract is required and previous experience is an asset. Interested candidates should forward their rsum and cover letter before April 12, 2013 either online at www.richardson.ca or to: Richardson Pioneer, Box 2086, Strathmore, AB T1P 1K1, Fax: (403) 934-4475


Located 15 min south of Strathmore


Seeking full-time & part-time seasonal staff for all areas of the operation:

Richardson values diversity in the workplace. Women, aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and self-identify.


Speargrass Golf Course is pleased to offer competitive wages, year-end bonuses, meal discounts, $5 golf and a great work atmosphere.
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Resumes and cover letters, indicating position(s) applying for, can also be faxed to 403-901-1139 or e-mailed to info@speargrass.ca.



210 Parkview Estates $348,000

19.99 Acres
Rural Wheatland County

226 Aspen Creek




CENTURY 21 PowerRealty.ca Direct Line: 403.324.9999 Confidential Fax: 403.776.6624

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Retail Space 1200 sqft. main with 800 sqft. warehouse. High traffic area. 403-901-5255 Drive-In Bay For Lease. 600ft2 plus mezzanine, 12 foot entrance door, Separate bathroom area, former tire shop/detailing bay, good access to Highway #1. Perfect for a mechanic or general workbay/storage. Available immediately! $700/month plus common costs. Contact Shane @ (403) 669-4874.

CHINOOK III. 1 bdrm $800/ mth or 2 bdrm for $900/mo +DD required. Heat & water included. No pets. Call Keli 403-324-2944. 2 bdrm trailer for rent, 5 miles from Strathmore. 5 appliances, $900/mo includes water & power. References and Security Deposit required. 403-934-3196.

Spacious 1st floor 2 bdrm apartment in Crystal Ridge Cove, N/S, N/P, Adult building. 4 appliances. $850/mth + $850 S.D. + utilities. Call 403-934-4769. New duplex for rent in Strathmore. 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths, w/d, N/S, pets negotiable, $1400/mth + utilities and $1400 D.D. Available May 1, Call 403-862-0674. 1 bdrm at $725, + Larger 1 bdrm at $850. Furnished includes dishes & bedding, also includes all utilities, N/P, clean and comfortable, responsible tenants. Contact: 403-936-5541, 403-6155678. #19 WESTMOUNT DRIVE Newly renovated! 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse w/private fenced south facing yard & patio, W/D & parking. Rent $1,150 plus utilities. Located near Westmount school. No pets. Call Luella at 403934-5731 or Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. at 403-237-8811.

Large 2 bedroom apartment for rent, $1000 + gas & power, N/S, N/P. Call 403934-2959. 2 bdrm house, single attt garage. N/S, N/P, utilities included. Available Immediately. $1400/mp + DD. 403-826-8960. Spacious 2 bedroom condo for rent at Lambert Village. Wheelchair accessible throughout. Comes with washer, dryer & freezer. Wood working room for the handyman is always open. Large foyer for morning coffee & visiting. Asking $1000.00 monthly. Days 403-259-3793 ask for Elisa, Evenings 403934-9200. #8 WESTMOUNT DRIVE Newly renovated! 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse w/balcony, W/D & parking. Rent $1,100 plus utilities. Located across from park, near Westmount school. No pets. Call Luella at 403934-5731 or Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. at 403-237-8811.

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60x48 warehouse with 19x16 office located in Rockyford. $1600/mo + utilities. Contact 403-533-3801 or 403-560-6265. #25 WESTMOUNT DRIVE 2 bdrm, 1 bath townhouse w/parking & W/D hookups. Coin laundry in complex . Rent $995 plus utilities.. Located near Westmount school. No pets. Call Luella at 403934-5731 or Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. at 403-237-8811.

2 bdrm bsmt suite. Beautifully finished w/ lg maintenance rm, separate enterance & deck onto fantastic bkyrd. Shared kitchen/laundry w/ quiet landlord. You wont be sorry. $1000/mo incl. utilites. DD, lease & move-in date negotiable. Contact 403-901-9295. CHINOOK II Condo Living! A wonderful two bdrm adult lifestyle unit. $950.00, 2 appl, , parking inc., coin laundry in bldg, cable/electricity extra. No pets. Call Luella at 403-934-5731 or Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. at 403-2378811.


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Nine years new Townhouses 2Bdrms with 3rd down.No condo fees PRICED AT $179,900




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VOLUME PURCHASE on our new Alaskan Series! 1520 sq. ft. $129,900 until March 30. Includes Arctic insulation package and stainless steel appliances. Toll free 1-855-463-0084; www.jandelhomes.com. THINKING OF SELLING? We need your 1990 or newer manufactured or modular home (to be moved). For free evaluation contact Terry at 1-877-347-0417 or terry@ grandviewmodular.com.

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Steve Farran 403-934-9335

This 2 bedroom adult living condo is ready to move into! It is located within a block of downtown and comes complete with all appliances. Condo board is owner run. Also available for purchase is a life lease on a garage in this complex. Quick possession is available and the unit has been recently painted. Move in and Enjoy!! $164,900.00 We Have You... on the Move
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View all listings at www.NancyStairs.com

Downtown bungalow $219,900

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Nancy Stairs 403-934-1625

Cul-de-sac Cambridge $369,900

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Lovely 1-BD/1-BATH updated condo in great no pet 30+ complex. $149,900. #107 43 Westlake Circle MLS C3532342 Call Karen Crosby, First Place Realty 403-680-0424. FOR SALE BY OWNER Custom built home on #72 Aspen Creek Way, 1411 sqft with att garage, 2 bdrm, 2.5 baths, open concept floor plan. Gas fireplace, backing onto canal. $369,000. Call for viewing. 403-934-4769. OPEN HOUSE Saturday March 30, 1am-2pm OKANAGAN REAL ESTATE ALL PROPERTIES, Best Buys, fastest & easiest way to check it all at no cost to you. Check out our website: 2percentokanagan.com. 86 ACRES Aspen forest and meadows. Southwest of Cardston near Police Outpost Provincial Park. Utilities to property. Asking $345,000. See www.eightysixacres. blogspot for photos. 403345-3344. ELINOR LAKE RESORT. 2.5 hours NE Edmonton. Spring Sale, fully serviced lake lots reduced by 15% May 17-31, 2013. Suitable for cabin/ house, RV or investment. 1-877-623-3990; elinorlakeresort.com.

suited basement $334,900

Canyon Creek (Strathmore) www.strathmorerealty.ca

Large Lot Addition SunRoom Attached Carport

Mls# C3544541

1370 sqft, 4 bdrm Mstr bdrm- ensuite bath, jetted tub Lg yard - RV parking
Mls# C3555332

2500 sqft dev. 4 bdrm + den Massive Yard

Mls# C3543917

Canyon Creek 403.934.2001

backs onto Greenspace & Canal $425,000

Adult living 40+ $299,900

Close to schools $229,900

Custom Built, Infloor heat Fully Finished Basement Walkout Bsmt

Mls# C3551687

Backs onto greenspace End unit, Fin Basement 3 bdrm, Main floor laundry
Mls# C3556303

4 bdrm, 2 bath Open Concept Fully finished basement

Mls# C3546063

33.5 acres situated 1.5k south of TransCanada on Range Rd 261 just east of Cheadle. Rolling grass landscape with huge pond. 1582 sq. ft fully developed bungalow. Considerable subdivision potential. Quick possession. $649,500. MLS#C3554759


Dbl Garage - infloor Heat $219,900

extensive Renos $159,900

AvAilAble 7 DAys A week

1340 sqft dev. wood fireplace upgraded kitchen

Mls# C3555324

3 bdrm New Furnace, windows cabinet Lg Treed lots

Mls# C3553540

Tina Scott

403-901-5388 cell

104 3rd Avenue, Strathmore

The Old Home Hardware Building

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10 min south of strathmore $649,900

Cul De sac Carseland $259,900

vulcan Dowtown location $ 197,900

20 Acres with shop 1656 sqft walkout 6 bdrm In Floor heat thoughout
Mls# C3515136

Wrap around veranda 4 bdrm Custom built 30 mins to Calgary

Mls# C3540446

Cozy Bungalow 3 bdrm, 1260 sqft Lg corner lot w garage

Mls# C3554224

Open House PARADE

MLS# C3513077

spruce Park Commercial bay in strathmore $229,900

Carseland stunning 4-level split $279,900

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Muirfield Blvd
MLS# C3553567


Robyn Moser, Carey Rose & Tamara Desjardins

Will be holding an Open House Parade on Sunday March 24 from 2:00-4:30 pm at their homes For Sale in the neighborhood of Muirfield, in Lyalta Alberta.

1200 sqft Built in 2008 Bathroom , Laundry

Mls# C1021537

1600 SqFt Developed 3 Bedroom-2 bath LG kitchen with Granite

Mls# C3558057

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1/2 Acre Nightingale $339,900

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Strathmore & area 24 HR. REAL ESTATE HOT LINE

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Fully Developed Bungalow River Views Large Landscaped Lot Pull Through Front Drive

living the life only $444,999

come to carbon $236,900

Huge Yard! Build a Rink 4 Bedroom Home Fully Developed

new listing!

Close to Strathmore and Calgary, This quaint home could be perfect for you. 3 bdr, 2 baths, large laundry area, good sized kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Huge yard with mature trees. Heated Qounset/Garage with storage loft!

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YES! this beautiful 1 acre fully developed home w a suite and dbl garage could be your NEW DREAM home. Private setting and very well cared for...you will love it


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3 acres, 3 titles handy man sPecial $99,900! looking to move to calgary, beautiful 2 storey $439,900! Quiet cul-de-sac
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MlS c3553139

Sheila Bassen 403 361-0390


walk in closet could be 5th bedroom?

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3+1 Bedrooms Fully Developed Home Fireplace, 2 1/2 Baths, Double Garage New Home Warranty...In Langdon UNDER $300,000

MlS c3556744

MlS c3535651

sold sold
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Great Curb appeal on the outside! Beautiful on the inside! Fully developed bi-level in Hillview. 4 bdr, 3 baths, 3 fireplaces, open floor plan, huge kitchen with loads of cabinets and counter space, pie shaped lot, etc, etc! This home is Stunning!

13 acres, beautiful character home w/ some renos, quonset, heated garage, shop and more. Private setting. $399,900

new listing

Have you ever REALLY wanted to move?! We DO too!! We are motivated to sell! This fully developed home is in the well desired area of Cambria. Over 2400sq ft in total this home has lots to offer. Stainless steel appliances, Large kitchen, island, 5 bdr, 3 baths, fireplace etc.


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1-4 @ 54 Muirfield Blvd Lyalta Former Show Home Could Be Yours!

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MlS c3549056

MlS c3543352


this luxury home in Prestigious discovery ridge may be for you! $1,095,000
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Fully developed 4 bedr home RENOD throughout w/New kitchen, NEW baths, NEW basement dev, NEW landscaping, NEW fence... AND MORE! $314,900

Chantale Hill 403 325-3860

MlS c3553546

fully develoPed bungalow with unPrades $344,900!

renovated inside and out totally fenced 3 lots $134,900 why rent one left, 2 bedroom condo with own fenced yard $168,900!

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$69,900 3 bedrooms + office 2 full baths. Recently upgraded 1999 Modular, 1620 sqft.

home to be moved

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lovely locaTion!
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MlS c3550080

Buyers: Did you know there is no cost to you to use our services? Did you know that we can represent you on any listed property no matter which real estate company has it listed? Did you know we can also help you with most new builds and for sale by owners? Don't go in unrepresented! Call us today and put our teams experience to work for you! sellers: Are you aware of the current marketing trends that will give your property maximum exposure to potential Buyers? We are so set on helping you sell your property we build a website for every property we are privileged to list! Call us today to book your complimentary home evaluation, as well as a home staging consultation and allow us to assist you in achieving that maximum exposure which is essential in today's real estate market!

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MlS c3547472

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Just sold


really, really nice! $264,900

oPen house
sunday, march 24, 2-4:30 Pm 324-fourth ave

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1.7 acres, 10 minutes from Strathmore. Main home has 5 bedrooms, 2nd home has two. Great value $509,900

call Shauna

only two left

Ryan Kautz 403 875-1170

MlS c3528218

MlS c3557569

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Immaculate fully finished bungalow 2+2 bdrms, 3 full baths Walk-up basement Quiet location

backs onto greensPace $364,900

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Shauna Kenworthy 403 934-5533

MlS c3557295

builder alert! reduced Prices on lots in sPeargrass starting at $70,000!

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Great home for low price All laminate, fresh paint, newer appliancers Large addition, and shed Leased lot $41,900
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luxury in cambridge glen - $499,900

Immaculate custom built home Over 3000 sq.ft. of living space 3+2 bdrms, 3 full baths Loads of quality upgrades!

46.56 acres
Many options on this parcel of land, 25 minutes east of Calgary. $599,000.

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Tracy Larsen 403 901-9143

call ron

market evaluations
call Tracy
6 lots cluny $36,000
Land is located right in the heart of Cluny, perfect place to build! Quiet small town living with Easy commute just off Highway 1!

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MlS c3548152

Nearly 3000 sq. ft on main and top story. Full basement. 4 car garage. Mother-in-law detached home. Future rental suite also. If space is your need, here is your solution $729,900
Call Ron Kaechele 403-934-1097

3 acres, 2 homes

call Shauna


1506 sq.ft. upgraded 3 bdrms, 2 full baths X-Large kitchen with

loads of cabinets bungalow

immaculate in asPen creek $349,900

Granite and ceramic tile

we can helP you find your dream home!

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1/2 acre home and shoP

1800 SQ. FT. HOME 1740 SQ. FT. GARAGE/ SHOP, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, Fully developed basement. Amazing features - a must see $524,000
Call Ron Kaechele 403-934-1097

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80 acres 5 minutes to strathmore $1,290,000

Custom built 2700 sq.ft. bungalow View of Eagle lake 30x40 quonset A second residence can be built on 80 acres

Lorna Phibbs 403 874-7660

MlS c3547601


MlS c3556370

great location downtown on third avenue lease or sell GREAT DOWNTOWN LOCATION ONE BAY LEFT AT 1200 SQ FT $249,900

call Tracy

Hayley Poirier 403 934-5533

MlS c3549656

Backing ONTO PARK/ GREENSPACE!!! With over 2000 sq. ft. of living space. 2 bedrooms up and 2 down. Nice size Kitchen/dining area and adjoining Bright Living Room. Boot/Mud Room...Main Floor Laundry. Family room/Games Room.. Dbl attached garage.

welcome to hillview!!

call ron

the courtyard
Beautiful 2 bedroom end unit. Underground heated parking Bright enclosed atrium Self contained laundry $246,000
Call Ron Kaechele 403-934-1097

call Shauna

backs onto greensPace! $315,000

Beautiful family home 3 bdrms, 2 baths 2 years new! Quick possession possible

MlS c3551598

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steal this $110,000

Great Location, Close to Schools, Garage Too!

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