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DECEMBER 14, 2018

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Joint-use head-
quarter building
to move forward
Times Associate Editor

Strathmore youth Two of Strathmore’s community-minded or-

recongnized ganizations have the go-ahead from Strathmore
town council for a land use re-designation of
four parcels, allowing Marigold Library System
Page 15 and Western Irrigation District (WID) to forge
ahead with their joint-use headquarter building
The two parties entered into a joint venture to
share and co-own an approximately 30,000 sq. ft.
building, located on a roughly 5.39-acre parcel
of WID-owned land west of the No Frills store.
In order for a development permit applica-
tion to be considered for the project, the parcel
had to be re-designated to highway commercial
Weekend split and public service district from urban reserve
and light industrial. Council, with the absence
of town councillors Melanie Corbiell and Lor-
raine Bauer, voted unanimously in favour of the
re-designation during their regular council meet-
ing on Dec. 5.
“We’re very much on schedule now and look
forward on working with the town on the next
steps in the process related to the development
permit, building permit and subdivision,” said
RE/MAX FIRST David McAllister, general manager with WID.
587-316-2000 CivicWorks, WID and Marigold Library Systems
hosted an open house on Sept. 13 where feed-
See our ad on Page 2
back was received regarding traffic and noise,
specifically affecting the residents of the Glen-
wood community. The concerns were addressed
with plans of adding vegetative buffers and plan-
Offering IV Sedation ning to develop loading bays on the south side
Dr. Ashkan Hamzehi DDS
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DMD Dr. Arzy Kafrouny DDS ters or comments in opposition to the proposed
General Practice Family Dentistry
project were made during the public hearing on
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Strathmore, AB 403.934.5292 According to McAllister, a request for proposal
has been released looking for architectural and
design services with a deadline of Jan. 11 to sub-
Look on Page 4 for mit proposals.
Town of Strathmore “There’s many things going on here that are
Municipal Notices lining up very well to achieve something that’s
going to make a real difference in the commu-
CP Holiday Train
Contact Us Today!
nity,” said Michelle Toombs, CEO of Marigold Li- The Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train greeted a couple thousand people on Dec. 7
403.934.5589 brary System. when it made a stop in Gleichen and Siksika Nation. The event also featured musical enter- Marigold and WID are optimistic their joint- tainment, kids’ activities, native dancing and drumming and much more. For more coverage
use headquarter building will remain on sched- see Page 2.
ule with a completion date of fall 2020.
Brad Everett Photo


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Strathmore RCMP is
investigating the Theft of a
Travel Trailer that took place on
December 2, 2018.
The Trailer is described as a The Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train stopped in Gleichen and Siksi-
ka Nation on Dec. 7 to a crowd of over 2,000 people. The two communities
White Travelaire Rustler with worked together to put on a community event including musical entertain-
license plate Y91180 Alberta and ment, native dancing and drumming, kids’ activities, vendors and Santa Claus.
the decals on it appear faded. Brad Everett Photos

If you have any information that CP Holiday Train stop benefits communities
could help locate this Trailer, BRAD EVERETT Siksika Nation’s food banks, as well as food offerings in the Gleichen hall and
please contact Times Contributor $875 and 1,350 lbs of food given by the outside, an exhibition of Native danc-
Strathmore RCMP. attendees, which was split equally be- ing and drumming, and kids activities
Over 2,000 people gathered to greet tween the two organizations. including a visit from Santa Claus. Or-
File: 20181794883 “I was overwhelmed,” said Sparvier,
the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train ganizers prepared hot chocolate, stew
stop in Gleichen-Siksika on Friday, Dec. health promotions liaison with Siksika and biscuits for 1,000, which quickly
1-800-222-TIPS 7. Health Services. “It was so great to have ran out.
“We did it! We got the Holiday Train!” both communities come together for a
(1-800-222-8477) exclaimed Sandra Sparvier, to an en- family event like this.”
The Holiday Train concert featured
Canadian country music artists Terri
thusiastic crowd who braved the cold Siksika Nation and Gleichen worked Clark, Kelly Prescott and Sierra Noble,

YOUR AD weather to greet the train. together to put on a community event who played for 30 minutes and then
The evening saw a donation for $4,000 to coincide with the train’s stop, includ- agreed to the audience’s request for an

from CP for the Wheatland County and ing musical entertainment, vendors and encore before calling it a night.
Sparvier worked on getting the CP
Holiday Train to make a stop there for
over a year. In 2017, after her request
Contact Rose 403-934-5589 for the train to make a stop was denied,
There’s the Holiday Train did agree to slow
down to give those gathered along the
tracks a better look at the lights. In Au-

snow place
gust of this year she received an email
YOUR WEEKLY saying Siksika Nation was a scheduled
HEALTH ADVICE stop for the Holiday Train’s 20th anni-
versary trip.

like home!
There was a bit of a problem though,
as the ground on the Siksika Nation side
Gord Morck
of the tracks was uneven and swampy
Pharmacist – completely unsuitable for a crowd of
any size. So Sparvier made some phone
Capsule Comments calls to see if Gleichen would be in-
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that terested in helping out in hosting the
reduces the ability to see clearly. It was back in 1949 train’s stop on their side of the tracks.
that an eye surgeon first replaced a cloudy lens with A positive response from Gleichen and
a clear plastic one. It was a big success and paved Wheatland County set the wheels in
the way for millions of cataract operations worldwide
giving all these patients a new lease on life.
motion for Friday night’s celebration.
Measles is a preventable disease. Before the
“Given the positive comments I re-
measles vaccination program started in 1963, an Michelle Hayley Christa Carey 587-316-2000 ceived from CP afterwards, I hope we
Eldjarnson Poirier Aleman Rose
estimated 4 million people got measles in the U.S. Each Office Independently Owned & Operated can do this again next year,” Sparvier
and Canada alone. said.
Many were hospitalized and hundreds actually died
from the disease. Since the MMR vaccine has been
available, there has been a 99% reduction in measles
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December 14-20, 2018

Creed II
Michael B. Jordan,
Sylvester Stallone,
Tessa Thompson,
Smile Cookie sees returns Wood Harris,
The three Strathmore Tim Hortons locations at Edgefield, Pine Road and Shell raised Council Open House Russell Hornsby
$7,287 towards the Strathmore Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) during the Strathmore residents were invited to the annual Council
smile cookie campaign from Sept. 17-23. The cheque was presented to Strathmore Mayor Open House on Dec. 5 in Council Chambers. Mayor Pat PG
Pat Fule (second from left, l-r) and FCSS Coordinator Linda Bernicki on Dec. 7. The Tim Fule and members of council were on hand to answer
Horton’s location in Langdon also raised $4,195 for the Langdon Community Association questions and discuss various town initiatives. For Movie Listings call 403-934-3057
from Sept. 17-21. Adelle Ellis Photo or go to
Doug Taylor Photo

Strathmore youth’s big heart and efforts

recognized in Alberta 403-983-2121 Serving
MIRIAM OSTERMANN Moore’s journey began two years 123 2nd Ave, Strathmore | Drumheller
Times Associate Editor ago – for her birthday she gathered Strathmore, AB Airdrie | Calgary
and stuffed 100 purses with $7,000 Commercial | Farms Industrial | Investment
Two years ago, when she was only worth of products for women in need
11 years old, Emma Moore decided to at the community crisis shelter. After Bob Sheddy Commercial Broker
take matters into her own hands and that things began to snowball. Under 403-324-2222
dedicate much of her time, numerous the name Em’s Donation Projects, the
donations and a considerable amount youngster has contributed over $15,000
of fundraised dollars to help others to an array of community needs and
less fortunate. established many campaigns, includ-
Since then, the Strathmore youth has ing Em’s Purse Project, Senior’s Se-
bolstered up quite the resumé through cret Service Christmas Cheer Program,
Thirteen-year-old Emma Moore recently received
various campaigns she spearheaded to Em’s Bedtime Bundles, the Wheatland
the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award.
support needs identified in Strathmore County Food Bank Hygiene Drive and
Photo Courtesy of Cecilia Moore
and area, and numerous recognitions the Hunger Sucks Campaign. While
she always takes on a new initiative for
Denture Clinic
including a 2018 Bow River Volun- sions they agreed.
teerism Award this summer. her birthday – often asking for dona- “Russ and I are so proud of her and
Most recently, her efforts were rec- tions and monetary donations for her were surprised she won,” her mother
ognized provincially with a Stars of Al- cause – she also volunteered for the Cecilia Moore said.
Terry Grant Denturist
berta Volunteer Award. Alberta 55+ Games, Seniors Secret Ser- “Previous winners had accomplished 403.934.3877
“I feel very honoured because there vice Christmas Cheer Program, the City a lot due to their age and we felt that
were a lot of other people nominat- of Calgary’s Park and Play program, Emma may not fit in that same cate- • Complete / Partial Dentures
ed who have also done a lot of great the Christmas Hamper Society and the gory. We are so happy for her to re-
things,” Moore said, who added that Crowther Memorial Junior High School ceive this award as she works so hard • Same Day Relines & Repair
she did not expect to receive the award Student Council. in what she does. We are pleased that • Custom Mouthguards
as the two individuals who received Councillor Bob Sobol has described she has something that she feels so
the recognition last year were both uni- Moore as a leader of tomorrow and passionately about and feels she wants • Custom Night Guards
versity students with more experience. said he was ecstatic that she received to spend her time on. She is the driver
• Natural Teeth Whitening
“I get involved because it is fun, and the award. of her initiatives, and as parents that is
it makes me happy to see other people “I became so very impressed with easy to support.”
in my community thriving … I also like the history of how and why this young Each year, the Stars of Alberta Vol-
to work with schools because it shows lady decided to devote so much energy unteer Award recognizes the efforts of
the kids that every small thing can and time into helping people,” Coun- six Alberta volunteers who have con-
make a big impact if we work together. cillor Sobol said. “The projects she has tributed significantly to the well-being
I want to thank the community who undertaken are so very focused on of their community. Started in 2000,
has helped me with all my projects. I making peoples’ lives a bit happier and the awards program has recognized
can’t do this without everyone helping the fact that they started as her birth- two individuals every year in each of
me.” day present to herself makes them so three categories – youth, adult and se- 413 - 3rd St. Strathmore
Moore expressed her appreciation very admirable. I felt that Emma truly nior – for a total of 115 people recog-
for the support and nomination by exemplified the goal of this award.” nized. Moore said her next project will
Strathmore town Councillor Bob Sobol Emma’s parents said they were ap- keep her busy closer to her birthday in GET YOUR CLASSIFIED
and Councillor Lorraine Bauer’s atten- proached by Sobol in the spring re- March. To find out about her upcom- ADS IN THE TIMES!
dance at the ceremony in Edmonton
earlier this month.
garding permission to put forth the
nomination, and after some discus-
ing projects or how to donate, visit her
Facebook page @emspurseproject.
Call 403-934-5589

900 Westridge Road, Strathmore

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Happy Holidays
THANK YOU FOR for those hard to shop
YOUR BUSINESS! for people!
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Thank you to our

Next Regular sponsors, vendors,
Council Meeting: councillors, and all our
December 19th,
2018 community members

Next Committee
for making the Spirit of
of the Christmas Weekend
Whole Meeting:
January 16th, more magical every
2019 year!

Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) for 2019

Town of Strathmore Holiday Closure
December 24th - January 1st If you wish to enroll in the Tax Installment Payment Plan
(TIPP) for 2019 and are not currently on the payment
- Strathmore Administration Offices plan the Town requires your application by December
- Family and Community Support 21st, 2018. January 2019 payment will be withdrawn
Services (FCSS) on January 7th, 2019 and the first business day of each
- Strathmore Child, Youth and month thereafter.
Family Hub (The Hub)

In accordance with the Town Bylaw 11-23 all taxes

remaining unpaid after January 6th a 9% penalty will be
applied to the total outstanding tax balance on January
7th, 2019.
**If you are currently enrolled in the TIPP please note
that any remaining amount outstanding on your taxes will
be withdrawn on December 1st.
Closure begins Dec. 24
re-opening Jan. 2 **This includes any transfers from utilities to taxes and
any outstanding NSF payments from previous months.
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December 14, 2018 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 5


Why the new town office makes sense in Kinsmen Park

To the Editor til late evenings, an adult presence would be there
In last week’s Times, some negative things were much more often. Unit D,
said about the proposed site of a much-needed new 5. The current town hall site could be sold with 202 Canal Court,
town hall. I felt it was very important for residents monies coming to the town for other things (there Strathmore, AB
to hear all the positive reasons why we are consider- will be NO property tax increases going to the new
ing the NW parking lot of Kinsmen Park for a new town hall). The funding has already been accounted
town hall. for by using Provincial Grants and municipal re- 403.934.6044
I thought the easiest way to present our rationale serves. If the current site is not sold, its lands could prowatersystems
would be in point form. So ... the reasons for the also be donated for a new Seniors’ Lodge. This lodge
proposed new town hall and its site: would be close to the Health Unit, two schools for
1. The current town hall has had problems with a potential interactions/reading/visits with elementary
leaking roof and windows. We’ve had to do mould re- schools, and to the TransCanada for any medical
mediation and flooding clean ups. Also, the building emergencies (there is also an opportunity for a hos- Water Softeners, Iron Filters
has become very crowded for our staff and even with pice to be a part of this location).
portables in back ... files have to be taken through all 6. The new proposed building is designed to have
& Drinking Water Systems
kinds of weather, and staff are crammed in many cu- an attractive back facade facing the lake. There is a
bicles. We’ve also had to house different departments cement plaza leading toward the lake with a board-
in different buildings, by renting spaces. A new town walk to a new dock. A cafe or small coffee shop
hall would put everything in one location, saving on could be available for residents and with its back
leasing office spaces, and give our staff a healthy air design, we could host events on it as well. The plaza
quality and working spaces. would also have a surface that wouldn’t be condu-
2. Moving the town hall to its proposed site would cive for any skateboarding on it.
bring an “anchor” to downtown. We feel it would be 7. As part of the overall park and town hall project,
another piece in our plan to revitalize downtown, there are opportunities to expand the park ... en-
as over 70 staff members would be working daily, large the splash park, improve Kinsmen Ball Park ...
downtown. Also, developers, residents paying bills, add a small toboggan hill ... barbecue areas/fire pits
and others would be coming downtown every day ... more walking pathways, and we’re also consider-
… hopefully some would also spend money down ing improving the green space across from Kinsmen
there. This could be a daily financial support for the Park (at the corner of Centre St. and Archie Klaiber
downtown businesses. It’s attractive mix of old and Trail). Basically, we feel that the Gray Wetlands Park,
new styling would be a very nice feature of the park Lambert and Kinsmen Parks could all be linked to
that the Kinsmen created for Strathmore. In fact, the this last green space, so that there would be four dif-
back of the hall is designed to be very attractive with ferent styles of parks near downtown separated only
a plaza leading down to a boardwalk across to the by road crossings.
other side’s dock. Many events could be held on this 8. The Town Hall and Kinsmen Park expansion
plaza as well. are the last pieces of a downtown strategy. We’ve
3. The “footprint” of the building is very small com- increased the density downtown by adding more
pared to the overall size of the expanding park we’re multiunit housing, so more people can start to live
planning. The new hall would only take up a por- there. We also improved (and I know not all agree!)
tion of the existing flower bed/parking area. Parking the look and feel of 2nd and 3rd Avenues. We now
would also be to the east of the hall, and also farther would have an “anchor” downtown of a new town
east in the park for staff. The flowers/plant material; hall that would bring many staff and residents there
can be used elsewhere. on a daily basis.
4. Residents of Lambert Village have long been If you are interested, you can see all the designs
complaining that the current Kinsmen Park parking for the park and potential town hall on the town’s
lot is a haven for youth/young adults partying, play- website. If approved, construction could start this
ing loud music and driving fast in an unsafe manner. spring with a grand opening in 2020. Thank you for
We felt that with adults working down there from your time.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, Wednesday night Pat Fule
Council meetings and other committee meetings un- Mayor of Strathmore

Busy time for local 4-H club

JAXON CAMPBELL 14 with 28 members and two leaders.
Rockyford 4-H Beef Club On Nov. 11th we had a really cold
weigh day with our average weight
Hello, my name is Jaxon Campbell being 798lbs. Also, in November, our
and I’m the club reporter for the Rock- members volunteered at the Rockyford
yford 4-H Beef Club. Lion’s Steak and Lobster dinner.
This is my fourth year in 4-H and I’m The Rockyford 4-H Beef Club will
excited to share my 2018-2019 year be hosting, participating, and volun-
with you. Over the last four years I’ve teering at many activities this year and
met new people, learned more about I look forward to sharing them with
raising cattle and have had lots of fun. you.
Our club began its 72nd year on Oct. “4-H Motto: Learn to do by doing.”

In the Dec. 7 edition of the Strathmore Times the article Town plans new building states: “Seniors housing is
also high on council’s list of strategic priorities and the town is in discussions of using the current town hall,
which sits on a 4.5-acre parcel of land and currently contains mould, asbestos and structural issues, for pos-
sible future senior housing.” The statement should’ve clarified that future senior housing could be one of the
community benefits that the current existing town hall site could be used for, and not the building.
We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

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Swing set for Gleichen swings county council back and forth
SHARON MCLEAY ment Regional Board. He said he wanted to see Link said it goes to a bigger issue of what the
Times Contributor community buy-in, rather than deliver a direct county wants to put into recreation for communi-
payment of other county funds, so it doesn’t set a ties. She said it involves economic development
After playground equipment in Gleichen was removed by precedent for other communities. as well, to maintain infrastructure and quality of
Wheatland County due to deterioration, Wheatland Coun- But Wheatland County’s reeve disagreed. life, so people will be attracted to these commu-
ty council recently disagreed on funding approval for new “I am deeply frustrated with this process,” said nities.
equipment. Reeve Amber Link. “There is the fact that council Koester cited the recent economic development
Cost estimates for a swing set alone are $21,000 out of the approved the budget with funds to replace the draft that encourages the county to be involved,
$75,000 allotted for playground improvement. removed playground equipment. Our staff, with but that it was imperative citizen engagement is
Wheatland County Councillor Tom Ikert suggested the Jason (Wilson, councillor) and I in attendance, included. He didn’t want it to be perceived that
community ask for funding from the Community Regional held a public engagement open house, where it is the county telling the community what en-
Services Infrastructure Program or Community Enhance- there were children, parents and grandparents hancements they will receive. He said community
who gave excited feedback about options that members working toward a project and maintain-
were presented, which were on a much bigger ing it builds community spirit, pride and owner-
Strathmore Legion Branch #10 NEWS scale than the swing set. And now we are reneg-
ing to the community. I am disappointed in this
Councillor Donna Biggar and Link noted com-
By Irene Knappe process.” munity engagement had already been done and
• The current pot for Chase the Ace, played every Friday from 6 to 8 pm, is now at Deputy Reeve Glenn Koester said the com- residents were expecting the equipment to be in-
$706.50!! I will bet you will be there next Friday!!! munity should be consulted on its location and stalled.
• Saturday, December 15th: Neil Diamond impersonator will be entertaining. $35 choice of equipment. He said he preferred it to be “I think we screwed up on process,” said Wil-
per person, show only. Have a wonderful dinner with Chef Pat and then enjoy the show.
a community-driven initiative. son. “I promise I will not look past funding again.
Sounds good? Then join us and enjoy!!!
• Friday, December 21st: Karaoke fun while wearing an ugly Christmas sweater, Councillor Scott Klassen said it really falls under We have to live with it. We have pushed ourselves
after Chase the Ace and meat draws. different parameters, as the county took the play- in a corner, and we can’t get out of that.”
• Monday, December 31st: New Year’s Eve with Pat Secord. Tickets are $50 per ground equipment out due to safety issues and County council approved the funding allotted
person for a terrific evening, which includes Chef Pat’s dinner. Let’s say good riddance there is no guarantee the community will receive for the project, with the purchase of a swing set
to 2018 and bring in 2019 together with our friends!!
• Another reminder for Bingo players. Be advised that the last Bingo of 2018 will
money under the funding and grant programs. for the community.
be on December 19th, and the first Bingo of 2019 will be held on January 9th.

UN Global Compact for Migration

• Installation of Legion and LA Officers and Executive, will take place on Friday,
January 4th, at 7 pm.
• This is Chef Pat’s busiest time of year, as ascertained by the many companies
who are holding their Christmas parties at the Legion. I feel sorry for him that he has to MARTIN SHIELDS ‘aspirational’ UN documents what the Compact for Migration might
work so hard, but that’s the price you pay when you’re good at what you do! Keep him
busy, Strathmore!!! Member of Parliament to shape their policies and cost us.
• In September, we were extremely pleased to donate $4,790 to Can Praxis, which Bow River Riding legislation. In fact, the gov- In contrast to the Liberals’ mishan-
uses horses to help soldiers and now first ernment admits non-binding dling of this issue, Conservatives have
responders, recover from PTSD/OSI from war This week, the Liberals are agreements like the GCM can a strong track of record of responsibly
and rescue operations, and regain their family managing Canada’s immigration sys-
expected to sign a document become customary interna-
Shoot For the Troops raised $1,790 and that many of you have shared tional law and inform the in- tem. Our first steps to getting our sys-
$3,000 was donated by the Poppy Fund. your views on: the UN Com- terpretation of domestic law. tem back on track will be securing our
From Left to Right: Irene Knappe, Poppy pact for Migration. If the Compact is truly non- border and withdrawing from the UN
Chair; Steve Critchley, co-founder of Can Praxis; binding and will have no Compact for Migration.
I am opposed to Canada
Comrade Sylvia Westgard, organizer of Shoot I can be reached in Ottawa at mar-
for the troops, and Comrade Jenny Schumann, signing this document. I be- concrete impacts, why does
President lieve in secure borders and a Canada need to sign it at all? My Brooks of-
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM safe and orderly immigration Instead of committing Can- fice can be reached at 403-793-6775 or
For further information, please call the Legion at 403.934.5119 system. Canadians should ada to multinational migra-, and my
make decisions about who tion agreements that could Strathmore office at 403-361-2980 or
comes into this country and infringe on our sovereignty, Please
the Liberals should focus on don’t hesitate to contact me about any
Thought for under what circumstances –
not the UN. fixing the crisis the Prime federal issue.
the Week That’s why Conservatives Minister created at the Cana-
~ da-US border. The Parliamen-
introduced a motion calling
The on the Liberals to cancel their tary Budget Officer found
decisions you plan to sign the document. If that the border crisis will
make today they proceed to sign it any- cost taxpayers $1.1 billion by
2020 if left unaddressed.
way, a Conservative govern-
will ment will withdraw from That is an unacceptably
determine the Compact. Like many UN high cost for a situation that
the stories initiatives, this compact is should never have been al-
non-binding. However, we lowed to spiral out-of-control
you tell know that the Liberals are in the first place. And we still
tomorrow. willing to use non-binding, have no cost estimates for

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Avid readers
Four-year-old Brielle Permann (second
from left) and five-year-old David Hay-
man recently received a $50 gift card
to Chapters for reading 1000 books
before Kindergarten. The program is a
collaboration of 5 for Life Early Child-
hood Coalition, Parent Link Centre
and the Strathmore Municipal Library.
Chandra Permann (l-r) her daughter
Food Bank donation Brielle Permann, Strathmore Mu-
Although the Wheatland Kings didn’t win their home game against Coaldale on Dec. 2, it was a win for nicipal Library Director Rachel Dick-
the Food Bank. For this game, instead of the usual admission charge, fans were able to get into the game Hughes, David Hayman, his mother
for a food or cash donation to the Wheatland Food Bank. Several boxes of food totalling 315lbs were Brandi Hayman and her one-year-old
collected as well as almost $450 in cash and gift cards, all of which was delivered to the food bank by the daughter Evelyn were in attendance
players and staff after the game. Doug Taylor Photo on Dec. 10. Miriam Ostermann Photo

GOC supports children with community help

ADELLE ELLIS to get involved. At one of those meet-
Times Reporter ings, an idea was born to set up and
decorate a Christmas tree at Humpty’s
The Strathmore chapter of Guard- where members could hang cards on
ians of the Children (GOC) is hoping to the tree containing the gender and age
spread a little Christmas cheer to local of a child or mother in need. Members
children and families in need this year. of the public are encouraged to choose
The volunteer motorcycle organiza- a card off the tree and purchase a gift
tion was started in Strathmore earlier for the recipient.
this year and was officially patched-in “In total, there are tags for 40 kids
on Oct. 13 as an official chapter of the and seven moms,” said Padre. “We are
international GOC organization. Mem- asking that all gifts be dropped off,
bers are busy and excited to be doing a unwrapped, to Humpty’s no later than
lot of “firsts” in Strathmore, including a Dec. 21. Once the gifts are delivered,
secret Santa program they are operating the moms will wrap them for the kids
in collaboration with Humpty’s Family (and) the kids will then have their pres-
Restaurant in Strathmore in support of ent to open on Christmas day.”
Wheatland Crisis Society’s Strathmore In any community with a GOC chap- The Guardians of the Children Strathmore Chapter are supporting children and families in need this
Shelter. ter, connections are made with local Christmas by hosing a Secret Santa campaign to help gift presents to 40 children and seven mothers
“Here are kids in the shelter who are authorities and officials including the in need.
Photo Courtesy of Padre
facing an incredibly tough time in life, RCMP, victim services and social ser-
who have had to leave behind many vice groups so they can work together escorts to and from school and class something like this, I get to be a part of
things that were special to them and to support children who have been or in cases of bullying. GOC can also at- having a positive impact – one life, one
who may even wonder if Santa will who are being abused or bullied. Fami- tend court with a child if they have to child, one family at a time.”
know where to find them. Kids who lies can be referred to GOC though lo- face their abuser. Their whole goal is to As the Strathmore GOC chapter was
can benefit from knowing that there’s cal agencies and from there a meeting support the child and to let them know only sworn in two months ago, the se-
someone else out there who cares,” would be held with the family to ex- they are not alone and that someone cret Santa project is their first commu-
said Padre, vice-president of Strath- plore what the need is, what GOC can in the community cares and has their nity project. They plan on doing more
more GOC, who asked to be identified offer and if the family would like the back. throughout the year, but for now they
by his road name only. group’s support along with what sup- “GOC works to help raise awareness encourage community members to pick
The group contacted the Wheatland port they can offer. in the community around issues of up a tag off the tree at Humpty’s and to

Crisis Society to inform them of the From there, children being helped by child abuse and bullying, and to pro- make a difference by supporting chil-

support GOC can offer their clients. At GOC are adopted into the local chapter vide support for those who are hurting. dren in need this Christmas.

the time, the group was holding their family where they are given their own Any fundraising that we do throughout “We can’t do it all alone. We can only
meetings at Humpty’s and was discuss- cut – a vest with a “Lil Guardian” patch the year is for the benefit of the local make a difference in our community by
ing how to connect with people in the on it and their very own road name. community. What is raised here, stays working together as a community, for
community and how to encourage them GOC may, with permission, provide here,” said Padre. “In being a part of our community.”

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Christmas Concert at Hope

SHS Champions Family, parents and friends packed into every square inch of the Hope Community Covenant Church
to watch the Hope Preschool 3 and 4 year old classes perform a Christmas concert on Dec. 9. The
On Dec. 6 Strathmore High School held the fall version of Breakfast of Champions at the school. Twice
young performers enthusiastically jumped, danced and clapped to the music. The audience was also
a year, for 23 years now, staff members select students as their champions based on achievements ei-
treated to a series of videos with funny responses to questions such as ‘what does a reindeer eat’ to
ther in school or in their personal lives. Forty-five students were individually recognized and presented
which the answer is clearly ice cream. Brady Grove Photo
with a certificate of accomplishment at the 7 a.m. breakfast. Doug Taylor Photo

Popping in to the new year

with art and learning
MIRIAM OSTERMANN another fun year of programs art and the product that is pro-
Times Associate Editor and creativity,” said Carmen Eri- duced is beautiful, unique (and)
son, assistant director of library gorgeous no matter what your
Strathmore Municipal Library services at Strathmore Municipal skill level or your age. I believe
is in full swing preparing its line Library. that anyone can learn how to do
up of programs for early 2019 to January is also a month when this type of art and make creative
ensure this year’s momentum is the library is offering additional beautiful pieces,” she said.
ongoing. The library plans on of- adult programming with a Bee- “Wheatland Society of Arts ‘Tis the season
fering more programs to adults keeping 101 session on Jan. 19 does host programs like these
The Hope Covenant Community Church held their House of the Christmas
and providing children with pro- that will provide an overview of (but) what is exciting is that our Mouse on Dec. 1.
grams during their school break. equipment, challenges, expenses program is not meant to be an Manny Everett Photo
The local library has always and potential legal requirements. ongoing art program, but it will

~Thank You~
prided itself on making sure pro- On Jan. 22, Marigold Library give community members, es-
grams are available to families System and the RISE program pecially children, a taste of this
when schools are off on break. are offering a live broadcast from type of art. And the great part is
Therefore, the library has a va- the Okotoks Public Library on that if they really enjoy this they All the volunteers at the Wheatland County Food Bank would
riety of programs from Jan. 2-4, Homeschooling 101. The infor- can continue on with classes at once again like to recognize and send a
targeting all ages. mation session discusses impor- the Wheatland Society of Arts.”
To kick off the coming year, tant points, beginning steps, and Erison added that paint shirts “Sincere Appreciation”
the library is bringing back ma- the rights and responsibilities of will be available, but those par- to the following Food Drives for all their donations for 2018
gician Christopher Cool on Jan. providing home education in Al- ticipating are encouraged to
2 to teach, for the very first time, berta, presented by the Alberta wear old clothing as the process • Loblaws - Tina’s No Frills
his balloon twisting workshop. Homeschooling Association. will be messy. • Walmart - Fight Hunger - Spark Change
The program is limited to 40 On Jan. 28 the library will host Christopher Cool’s Balloon • Co-op • Sobeys • Global Training Center
spots and only to children aged an opioid information session Twisting Workshop kicks off
seven and older. Cool will also through video conferencing. Pa- the New Year on Jan. 2 at 2:30 • Strathmore High School - We Scare Hunger
be returning to the library for a trons will receive an overview of to 3:30 p.m. Registration is now • George Freeman School - We Scare Hunger
magic show on Feb. 20. what opioids are, how they work open and cost is $5 per child. All
biologically, signs and symptoms supplies are included. The library • Strathmore Ford/Wheatland Elementary - We Scare Hunger
The library is also bringing
back the Nutty New Year Party of an overdose, and how to ex- is offering its free family-based • Bob Sobol/Strathmore Youth Club - Fill a Bus
for its second year. Following plain to kids. Space is limited to Nutty New Year Party on Jan. 3 • Sacred Heart Academy • Holy Cross Collegiate
last year’s success when roughly 10 participants and is first come from 1 to 3 p.m. This program is
80 participants made their way first served. open to all ages and free to at- • Strathmore Brownies
through six craft and game sta- To finish off the month, Eri- tend. Then on Jan. 4 the library • Farmer’s Market - Christmas Market
tions throughout the facility, staff son is stepping out of her usual will be hosting their Family Fun
role to host an acrylic pouring Film from 1 to 3 p.m. Check out
• Strathmore Home Hardware - Ladies Night
is anticipating a similar turn-
out and is planning on offering class in honour of Inspire Your the title on their Facebook page • Wheatland Kings • Westmount School
seven stations this time around. Heart With Art day. She will be @strathmorelibrary. • EM’s Donations • Strathmore Library
The program is focused on fami- accompanied by library pro- Adult programming in January
lies and geared towards children grammer Heather Ulmer to en- includes Beekeeping 101 on Jan. • Poplar Bluff
six and older; however, younger courage kids aged six and older 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. This program • Lord of All Lutheran Church Community Garden
children are welcome with the to let their imaginations wander is free to attend and no registra-
assistance of an adult. and create unique pieces of art. tion is required. Jan. 22 from 6:30 All monetary donations may be made through the Website –
To finish up the week, the li- While Erison doesn’t normally to 8 p.m. the library is hosting or by mail
brary is hosting their Family Fun host programs, her love for art Homeschooling 101. The opioid Box 2336, Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1K3, a receipt will be given.
Film on Jan. 4 with the title of started several years ago and fol- information session goes on Jan. Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 12 pm to 4 pm
the movie available on their so- lowing years of simple acrylic 28 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The
cial media sites. painting she diversified by look- month finishes off with Inspire
ing into other artistic mediums. Your Heart With Art day on Jan. Lorraine Farran, Advertising Co-ordinator
“I feel that our goal is to keep
the momentum going, and we That’s when she discovered 31. The program is limited to 20 Wheatland County Food Bank
are constantly looking for unique acrylic pouring – a combination children, aged six to nine from
one-of-a-kind types of programs of acrylic paint and medium that 11 to 11:45 a.m. and aged 10 and Once again, all the volunteers at the
to provide the community (at) creates a fluid shape or layer on older from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost Food Bank are very grateful fore everyones help.
little to no cost. So jumping into top of a surface. is $5 per child and registration Your kindness is much appreciated.
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Well Water Testing

Holiday Train in Gleic hen For the very first time, the CP Holiday Train made a stop in
Wheatland County is partnering with Alberta Health Services Gleichen on Friday, December 7.
(AHS) to encourage well-owners to get their water tested. There were great performances by Terri Clark, Kelly Prescott, and
Protect your family’s health, Sierra Noble.
have your well water tested today!
It was a chilly evening but to see all of you there, supporting the
Testing only takes four easy steps: local food banks, was absolutely heart-warming!
1. Pick-up a sampling bottle
2. Collect a sample (following the bottle filling instructions)
3. Return the bottle to an approved drop off location
(Strathmore, Drumheller, or Bassano Health Centres)
4. Wait for your results!

Sampling bottles will be available for pick-up at the Wheatland County office
starting in 2019. You can also pick-up a bottle from your local AHS Office.
Testing is free and will identify bacteria, chemicals, and trace metals.
For more information about water sampling or results, contact:

 Norman Kruesel, Public Health Inspector with Alberta Health Services in

Strathmore, serving the Wheatland County community
at 403-361-7217 or; or

 Wheatland County’s Environmental Coordinator with any questions

at 403-361-2007 or

Building, electrical, gas, private sewage, and plumbing
permit fees will be increasing effective January 1, 2019.
All applications filed on or after this date are
subject to the new fee schedule.
Wheatland County Flood Assistance
Please visit the safety codes page on our website or
If you live in Wheatland County, and your home, business or property
contact us to obtain a copy of the new fees. was damaged by overland flooding in spring 2018, you may be eligible
to receive Disaster Recovery Program funding from the Government of
Alberta. The Disaster Recovery Program provides funding for uninsurable
Community Enhancement Funding property damage, loss and other expenses incurred as the result of a
natural disaster.
Applications and Reports Now Available!
You can submit your application online by going to
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The Community Enhancement Fund provides grant funding from
Deadline to apply is January 2, 2019.
Wheatland County to enhance, promote, and support groups
and organizations that bring a broad range of enjoyment, bene- Career Opportunities
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policy recommendations, municipal strategic planning and implementation, issues
resolution, and other management and operational matters.
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Gas station-restaurant refusal leads to CMRB test case

SHARON MCLEAY whether the definitions of the business think we should do a minor tweak to economic development goals support
Times Contributor could be adapted within parameters of the ASP and go to the CMRB. We need listening to input from experts in real
the ASP and felt modifications could be to deal with this sooner or later. Start estate and business fields to improve
Wheatland County has refused an made. with a small step … see how it goes, direction for county land initiatives.
application to build a gas station and Council discussed that working with and I am confident we will get it passed Grundy said their consultants could
restaurant in the Wheatland industrial the CMRB might be a good first step there. Then we can work on the rest of bring forward some suggestions for the
area, saying the area service plan would to ensure what will be acceptable in it. We are showing good faith. If we al- amended ASP and asked for direction
have to be revised to accommodate res- the future for the industrial area as a low it and the CMRB rejects it, they can on any other land matters, from their
taurant designations. whole, and define servicing require- put a stop-work order on it, leaving us standpoint of making requests, for
“The WH1ASP (Wheatland Industrial ments and cost formulas for the area. on the hook for it all. I am pretty sure the parcels they are interested in. Any
1 Area Service Plan) falls within the Reeve Amber Link asked for council’s that could happen, so why go down amendments are usually driven by de-
CMRB (Calgary Metropolitan Region direction in discussions within CMRB that road? If we do it in small steps, it veloper requests.
Board). If the WH1ASP should go for- meetings. will be just as fast as changing the land “We have a piece of property out
ward with it, we recommend it should “If it has just been sitting there, it use bylaw, “said Koester. there that we have spent an amazing
be amended, and it would have to go needs to be reviewed and it would be a Planning staff wanted the current re- amount of time and a lot of energy on
to the CMRB for review,” said Megan good time to do it now,” said Councillor quest refused and then council could it and it is wrong,” said Ikert. “If there
Williams, intermediate planner with Donna Biggar. “In this economy, if we bring forward amendments to the ASP, is any hope at all of getting some devel-
Wheatland County are turning away people who want to but Ikert said that would leave the de- opment in there, I am all for taking that
She said under current parameters, develop something … that is not good.” veloper hanging, suffering a six-month chance. It is a tough market out there
the proposal would need to be consis- Steve Grundy, an associate broker for delay. The developer had been under to get anybody interested. We have
tent with the principles, objectives and Remax Complete Commercial, presi- the impression that the application great advantages out here and we don’t
policies of the interim growth plan. She dent of TerraDyn Development Consul- would be granted under discretionary want to tie our hands on this.”
said it would require more Wheatland tants and a spokesman for the appli- ruling. Parkin said revisions to the ASP will
County staff and resources to accom- cant, was asked for his input. Council voted to refuse the applica- involve a public hearing that will allow
plish that task. “I have worked this area for a number tion, but work with the developer to landowners to give their input into di-
Alan Parkin, chief administrative of- of years on and off and it is a trouble- adapt the ASP to accommodate devel- rection for the area. In the meantime,
ficer with Wheatland County, said if re- some area. The vast majority of interest opment needs of the industrial area. county staff will bring back information
visions to the area structure plan (ASP) in this strip is marijuana growers,” said Planners had wanted council to sepa- after contacting Alberta Transportation,
were allowed, they would need to be Grundy. “As much as I want to sell par- rate developer needs from their deci- and will supply the possible costs for
accepted by the CMRB and the amend- cels, I feel this may be troublesome for sions to eliminate the perception of any service roads that may need to be
ments may affect other industrial areas the health of development in this park. bias. However, Wheatland County’s built.
in the county. I feel you need different kinds of busi-
Williams said that a restaurant does ness in there to make it sustainable.”

not fit in the acceptable secondary com- He said he had several inquiries from
mercial designations for the WH1ASP, fast food drive-through businesses. He
because the definition allows only for said commercial names at the entrance

retail or wholesale goods that are not to the park would generate interest in
purchased by everyday users. the area and advertise the close prox-
“A restaurant would be the principal imity to Calgary off Stoney Trail.
use for the parcel; supplying everyday
goods and services would generate
Deputy Reeve Glenn Koester said he
would like to see any discussions on re- for Coffee & Conversation.
traffic and require a higher level of ser- vision to occur at a public hearing that
vicing. All of these contravene the ob- would ensue after first reading.
jectives and policies of the WH1ASP,” Council asked for administration’s
said Williams. advice on what process was needed
She also noted that if Alberta Trans- to make amendments. According to
portation plans to decommission the Parkin, a revamp of the ASP would al-
accesses from Highway 1, a gas station- low the area to develop faster and the
restaurant would increase traffic and CMRB should be receptive to develop-
access to the business might change, ment of the area. However, he noted it
which would leave Wheatland County might be a few months to get internal
responsible for building and main- processes moving.
taining a service road. Currently, the Grundy said timely revisions would
WH1ASP isn’t serviced with water or ensure retention of current sale oppor-
sewer, so planners felt having a high- tunities, or buyers will move onto sec-
water use may impact the surrounding ondary locations, such as Chestermere.
parcel’s abilities to utilize the aquifer. A first step may be to revise the defi-
Councillor Tom Ikert said the area has nition of secondary commercial use.
not developed in the last 10 years and “My take on secondary … is ‘second-
he would like to see more activity for ary’ to the principal use of that parcel
the piece or property. He questioned of land, like an accessory building. I
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worked up an appetite, the local Lions Club put on a beef on a bun dinner.
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Happy Public input wanted on cannabis stores

Times Contributor
struction and general public use on the
quality and quantity of trees on county
Financial staff brought a $500,000
property, the overall impact of any re- write-off proposal to Wheatland council
(Next to Wheatland County is looking for in- duction in the number of trees within on 11 oil and gas properties that have
Rocky’s put on sales and public use of canna- the county will have on the environ- gone into receivership and haven’t the
Bakery) bis. The county has developed a short ment and aesthetic benefits, health and money to pay taxes, and two proper-
403-983-0778 questionnaire that will be posted on the
county website, to gather the public’s
well-being of the citizens, the health
of the environment and availability
ties that have unrecoverable education
Now OPEN 7 DAYS response to the bylaw it has developed of habitat for birds, and the aesthetic Alberta has a Provincial Education
on the matter. value of county properties,” said Dave Requisition Credit (PERC) to which the
Get $100 Gift Card In the meantime, open houses to Rimes, community services manager county can apply to – PERC provides
gather input will start tentatively in with Wheatland County. municipalities with an education prop-
+ have $10 Bonus! February, with county staff suggesting New developments will be required erty tax credit equal to the uncollect-
they take place in Carseland, Gleichen, to supply a public tree plan to the coun- able education property taxes on de-
Thank you for your patronage Lyalta and Rosebud. ty for approval. The plan also prohibits linquent oil and gas properties, upon
According to Megan Williams, inter- removal and damaging a public tree. If approval of a qualifying application.
mediate planner with Wheatland Coun- residents are conducting activity that Councillor Scott Klassen asked if
We’ll Make You ty, the open houses will present edu-
cation on cannabis supply and provide
may affect public trees, they are asked
to contact the county, so appropriate
there was some way for the county to
recover costs for companies that go
SMILE opportunity to understand residents’
concerns of cannabis retail stores. “Staff
plans can be made; otherwise, damage
remediation and/or replacement costs
into receivership, saying he thought it
might be a loophole where some com-
will take that feedback into consider- may be charged to offenders. panies buy/sell for business advantag-
ation when they take that back to coun- es. He wondered if there was a way to
cil,” said Williams. MEMORIAL BENCHES apply a caveat on equipment or land.
Feedback, reports and revisions will Memorial benches could now be He felt it wasn’t a fair process to other
Please call 403-934-9681 come to council for decision in the obtained through Wheatland County. ratepayers.
to schedule your appointment summer of 2019. Costs range from $1,000 to $3,000, and “I have seen it before where one
Dr. Elizabeth Robinson • Dr. Leanne Lesniak To date, Wheatland County has not that cost, along with any plaque and company goes bankrupt, and another
received any inquiries into opening a engraving, will be charged to the ap- company buys it and comes in and then
NEW PATIENTS WELCOME cannabis retail outlet. plicant. Sites will be chosen in consulta- three years later goes bankrupt,” said
#11 - 55 Wheatland Trail, Strathmore tion with county staff, taking into con- Klassen.
FOREST PRESERVATION sideration things like maintenance and Brian Henderson, general manager
County council approved a hamlet accessibility. Benches cannot be placed of corporate and financial services with
tree policy on Dec. 4 that will preserve on environmentally sensitive land. Wheatland County, said if there was and protect trees, and enhance enjoy- some way to collect on the properties,
ment of community environments. FIRE SAFETY EDUCATION they would not be considering write
The policy covers the planting of new A creative solution and partnership offs.
public trees, maintaining urban forest- has been formed to educate the public “These companies specifically go
Did You Know? ry, and decisions for the removal of dis- about fire safety. into receivership. One of the big audit
The month of December is unofficially eased trees or those that interfere with “Fire departments struggle to find ad- companies takes them over and values
known as Bingo Month, Egg Nog Month, local infrastructure. Threats to public equate resources required to develop all their assets, so those assets are on
safety will also be a consideration. and deliver fire and life safety education sale and that is the accounting value of
Fruit Cake Month and
“The county’s primary concerns are within their communities,” said Mac de the assets and not necessarily the fair
Write to a Friend Month. the impact of private development, con- Beaudrap, Wheatland County deputy market value of the assets,” said Hen-
fire chief. “Working together with the derson. “So when you take the cash
partner communities of Airdrie, Co- of the company, the receivables of the
chrane, Rocky View County and Ches- company and the assets of the compa-
termere, along with corporate spon- ny, and compare all the creditors they
sorship from ConocoPhillips, provides owe … they are not going to recover
the resources required to develop and all the payables they do have. So what
deliver education programs specific to this PERC program is meant to do is to
smoke detectors and CO detectors.” provide the municipality the funds they
de Beaudrap said this will supple- have already paid over to the province
ment the programs currently given in for the education tax. If we did think
schools and enable firefighters to inter- they were collectable we wouldn’t be
act with the community when it is not applying for the PERC program.”
an emergency situation. Council approved the proposal and
Crews will conduct door-to-door vis- directed staff to apply for PERC fund-
its with residents. With the homeown- ing.
er’s consent, they will do safety checks
and discuss fire and safety measures. GRANT SOUGHT FOR ROSEBUD
There is a $500 membership fee to WASTEWATER SYSTEM
the partnership that will be refunded at Council approved the application for
the end of the three-year program. a $3.5 million grant to build a waste-
The group is also looking at a estab- water lagoon, lift station, force main
a musical by Daniel Semsen & Deborah Craig-Claar lishing a follow-up program for those and discharge line for the hamlet of
affected by a fire emergency. The group Rosebud. About 40 acres of land would
featuring fiddle, whistle and Christmas favourites state the goal is to help people make be needed for the project. The county
the transition back to a normal lifestyle had considered an alternate solution
by providing the “emotional overhaul” through algae cultivation systems; how-
that enables people to achieve closure. ever, the province has delayed an ap-
Fire personnel will answer questions proval and permits for these types of
and provide referrals to appropriate re- systems and council said it was time to
sources and information. consider other options.

Presented by:
Strathmore Community Choir & Orchestra
& Hope Community Covenant Church Myrtle Allen celebrated her 100th
birthday with family and friends
on Dec. 8 at AgeCare Sagewood.
As Strathmore’s newest cente-
December 15 &and15 16 7-30 7:30pm
pm narian, Mayor Pat Fule presented
December 16
December 17             3-00
 3:00pmpm Myrtle with a letter from the Town of
Strathmore. She also received let-
Donations to the food bank   ters from Queen Elizabeth II, Prime
gratefully accepted. 245 Brent
Brent Blvd. Blvd. Minister Justin Trudeau and from
the Governor General of Canada,
Julie Payette.
Adelle Ellis Photo
December 14, 2018 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 13

Wheatland County eyes economic development opportunities

SHARON MCLEAY ment/new businesses; the community doesn’t feel they are Art Lawson encouraged the county to find ways to keep
Times Contributor involved in decision-making with adequate representation on young people and young families living in the area, and pro-
municipal planning and agricultural services boards; dealing vide quality of life opportunities in future growth. An im-
Economic development generates with subdivision encroachment onto agricultural lands that provement in the relationships with local businesses and
jobs, so Wheatland County councillors reduces farm viability and increases potential conflict; down- community residents was considered a good tactic for future
were happy to hear the results of the towns and main streets require investment; a lack of desirable growth on many levels.
economic development draft report, housing stock within settlement areas (hamlets, villages) that They suggested a dedicated employee to coordinate and
which gives council and staff direction would attract families; an image of a place to go through develop the 28 economic initiatives listed in the report. Shau-
for improvement, and informs residents
on what is being anticipated for an ac-
tion plan in 2019.
to get to somewhere else; and, improvement in broadband/
internet capacity. There were concerns around petty crime,
such as theft, vandalism and drug trade, and competition
Pass the Salt
na Lawson said having a pre-emptive plan allows the county
to gain control over the direction of growth, rather than let-
ting developers and businesses direct an uncoordinated ex-
McSweeny and Associates were from Calgary with difficulty to find qualified workers locally pansion.
TRUST story you read where God
awarded the contract to develop a draft and a struggle to attract new residents/workforce.
We are born trusting. At always keeps his word and
document for economic development. With the shift in Alberta’s economy, the consultants consid-
birth, we trust that we will comes through on promises
Consultants Shauna and Art Lawson ered community development, investment readiness, indus-
trial development and tourism as important targets. be cared for, cuddled and made. Not always in the time
went over the plan with county council
The report stated that investors want to invest in a strong, nourished in body, mind and frame we might imagine –
on Dec. 4.
“It is all about building a strong foun- well-organized municipality that meets their needs. It states spirit.
Bow RiverWe remain
Alliance trusting
Church, Carsland Abraham
Dec. 24 4 p.m.and Sarah
Christmas Evewaited
dation, and having some way council the key is to retain businesses and attract new ones. Lawson individuals – you see that
403-934-9337 well into
Worship withtheir senior years
Holy Communion
can use its resources strategically,” said encouraged the county to undertake actions to be investment- each
Dec. time
24 6:30 p.m.a Christmas
young childEve Carols before
RCCG the People
Peculiar child God had
Harvest Healing Centre
jumps from the side of the Church promised them was born.
Shauna Lawson. ready and business-friendly. Services 403-714-2283
The report stated that the county of- He said if industrial and commercial land is competitively pool into their parents arms. Joseph
Dec. must
24 6 p.m. have
Carols wondered
Service & Free
Dec. 24 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Service
priced and available, with adequate servicing, as Wheatland TheCommunity
child trusts theyChurch
will be Dinner including Free
what God had planned whenChristmas Gifts
fers an ideal blend of rural and urban Hope Covenant
caught. Sacred Heart Parish 403-934-2641
his brothers sold him into
lifestyles enjoyed by generations of County is close to transportation corridors, the county should 403-934-2424
Dec. 24 8 p.m.
families who live and work there. They be investment ready. By comparing the county to other ar- Even
Dec. as adults
24 5:30 ourChristmas
p.m. & 7 p.m. lives are Eve slavery. Yet he held onto his
Dec. 25 10 a.m. Christmas Mass Service
considered that Wheatland County is eas and reviewing and adapting the policies so they are user Services
full of trust. We trust that faith andand continued to trust in
St. Michael all Angels Anglican
close to Calgary which is one of the friendly, adding things like a good broadband and internet Lord of Alldrivers
other Lutheranwill
Churchstop when God which in the end saved
Church 403-934-3017
fastest growing cities in Canada. While service, and promotion through an economic development their light is red making is
Dec. 18 7:30 p.m. Candles and Carols,
Dec. setRegular
10 a.m. him up to save
the Town of Strathmore has retail and website, the county has a great market for a good business safe forLodge.
us to proceed on Dec. 24 7 p.m.
his brothers. Christmas Eve Service
draw. A communications plan and signage was a good invest- Advent Studies each Wednesday
service offerings, the consultants felt the20green.
Dec. 6:30 p.m.We trustandthat
Candles Carols, Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust GOD
evening at 7 p.m.
Wheatland could improve on industrial ment for area promotion. Sagewood.
a product purchased will from theAlliance
of your
development offerings due to its prox- There was a recommendation to do a business directory, to Dec. 23 10:30 a.m. Regular Worship
perform as advertised. heart;
Dec. 16 10don’t try to figure
a.m. Children’s Christmas
imity to Calgary. clearly identify any areas that needed more development. It Dec. 24 3 p.m. Family Candles and
But somewhere
Carols Service along out everything
Musical during worshipon service
As a baseline, consultants gave a quick will also help new businesses to identify if there are suppliers the24way, Dec.
own. 23 Listen
10 a.m. Regular Worship
for GOD’S
Dec. 7 is broken.
Traditional Candles
snapshot of the county demographics. that support their businesses and target demand for goods Someone runs the light
and Carols Service
Dec. 24 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Service
voice in everything you do,
“One of the things that stands out is in this area. By developing an engagement plan with local Dec. 25 10:30 a.m. Christmas Strathmore Full Gospel Church
and hits you. The product everywhere
403-934-2225 you go; he’s the
your population has continued to grow businesses, the county can improve factors that will attract Communion Service
purchased doesn’t perform
Dec. 25 4:30 p.m. Community Christmas
one who will keep you
Dec. 24 5 p.m. Candlelight Service on
over the last three census periods,” said new business. They felt agricultural-based businesses could
as advertised.
Dinner. We become
RSVP if able: 403-934-8452 track.
Strathmore United Church
Art Lawson. be developed, encouraging diversification and developing
value-added markets. They suggested working partnerships wary.
Dec. 30 10:30 a.m. Regular worship You will not be disappointed
The consultants reported the county Dec. 16 Youth-led Service
with Hutterite colonies and Siksika Nation, and making sure There is one exception, one
Nazareth Lutheran Church, Standard when you place your trust in
has a large working-age population of 403-644-3848 Dec. 24 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Service
resources, infrastructure and servicing are in place for the de- we can trust without reserve. God.
educated residents – 56 per cent post- Dec. 23 10:30 a.m. Children’s
secondary training – who are living velopment of new business, along with planning for training God is trustworthy--always.
Christmas Program
Rev. Pamela Scott
stable lifestyles, with the majority of and employment of local residents. They suggested contact- Over and over in the biblical Strathmore United Church
residents living here for five years or ing local universities and colleges to work in partnerships to
more. Average incomes are approxi- develop employment and training opportunity partnerships.
mately $32,000 to $49,000 a year, a bit Under tourism, there was a suggestion of coordinated mar- BOW RIVER ALLIANCE CHURCH SACRED HEART CATHOLIC
lower than other areas in the province. keting of the county’s many events, and developing partner- 105 Main St. Carseland Holy Cross Collegiate School Gym
About six per cent of the population is ships with Rosebud School of the Arts, Canadian Badlands, 403-934-9337 709B - 2nd Street, Strathmore
Alberta tourism and Community Futures Wildrose. Some sug- Pastor: Kevin Enns 403-934-2641
unemployed which is lower than the Pastor: Fr. Wojciech Jarzecki
nine per cent provincial average. The gestions were to expand on Open Farm Days, develop sports Sunday Worship: 10 am Masses: Saturday 5 pm • Sunday 10 am
top industries are agriculture, forestry- tourism, develop new tourism activities and analyze opportu-
fishing-hunting, construction, retail nities for the Eagle Lake area. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS ANGLICAN
trade, manufacturing, healthcare and Their conclusion was that the county focus on pre-emptive
(1 PET. 2:9) 587-727-0649
social welfare. The top occupations in infrastructure maintenance and upgrading throughout ham-
322 A 2nd Avenue, Strathmore
the county are management, trades and lets and villages, managing growth, protecting farmland and 403-714-2283 Rev. Malcolm Kern
transport-equipment operators, sales supporting small communities to prevent them from aban- Pastor: Sunday Adeola Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am
donment and infrastructure collapse. They said it is essential Sunday Worship: 10:30 am “Becoming fully alive in Jesus Christ”
and service workers, business and fi-
to do a broadband and internet plan. Wednesday Bible Study: 7 pm
nancial administration, and natural re- HOPE COMMUNITY
sources and agricultural workers. COVENANT CHURCH
Shauna Lawson said that as well as STRATHMORE FULL GOSPEL CHURCH 245 Brent Blvd, Strathmore • 403-934-2424
50 Maplewood Drive • 403-934-2225 Worship Service Sundays 10 am
collecting data and holding a working Your BBB* Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenay presents:
session, they interviewed businesses Senior Pastor: Rev. Les Fischer
and residents in the county. BBB Tip of the Week: Youth Pastor: Rev. Kyle Lomenda
New Office Hours:
325 1 Ave • 403-934-3543
The report outlines some of the coun-
ty’s strengths and weaknesses, and came Christmas Scams 9 am - 4 pm • Tues - Wed - Thur
Worship Service: 10:30 am
Corner of 1 Ave & Wheatland Trail
Lead Pastor: Mike Wiebe
up with challenges the county faces to Children’s Church & Nursery in Service Associate Pastor: John Duerksen
improve economic development. Art Extending Grace - igniting hope Youth/Worthip Inter: Connor Hyde
Santa isn’t the only one keeping track of who is
Lawson stated there were a lot of posi- 10:00 am Worship Service
naughty and who is nice! Better Business Bureau is
tives Wheatland County could build on. LORD OF ALL (NALC) LUTHERAN
warning consumers to beware of these common
He said the county is a bit more reces- 112 Lakeside Blvd. • 403-934-2374 STRATHMORE UNITED
holiday scams: Pastor: Dawn Nelson
sion resistant than the rest of the econ- Wheatland Trail & 3rd Avenue
Worship Schedule 403-934-3025
omy, due to the agricultural base within Thursday Evening 7:00 pm
• Fake shipping notifications: These Rev. Pamela Scott
the county. He was surprised that the Sunday Family 10:30 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am
creative and cultural businesses were can have attachments or links to sites that will Christian Education Sunday School 10:30 am
a strong sector in the county. He said download malware on your computer to steal your For All - Ages 3-103 Nursery Care Provided
identity and your passwords. Sunday at 9:30 am Wheel Chair Accessible
there is good worker retention, a great Join us in Praising our Lord, Jesus Christ! Loop system for the hearing impaired
location and a good community attitude • E-cards: Two red flags to watch out for are: the sender’s name is not
and rural lifestyle support. He praised apparent; you are required to share additional information to get the card. STRATHMORE SEVENTH-DAY HARVEST HEALING CENTRE CHURCH
the county’s environmental efforts and ADVENTIST CHURCH 102 Canal Gardens
initiatives. He cited the affordability of • Free gift cards: Pop-up ads or email offering free gift cards are often Meeting in the Lutheran Church 403-901-0893 / 403-880-3171
just a ploy to get your personal information that can later be used for identity 112 Lakeside Blvd. 587-227-6956 Pastor: Elizabeth Karp
property was an asset. Pastor: Donald Pierre
They listed the challenges as: a lack theft. Pastor: Dave Mackie
Services held every Saturday Worship Sundays 10:30 am
of upgraded and new infrastructure to • Social media gift exchange: It sounds like a great deal; buy one gift Sabbath School: 10 AM Youth Tuesdays 7 pm
support growth; lack of proactive asset Worship Service: 11 AM
and get 36 in return. But it’s just a variation of a pyramid scheme and it’s illegal. Come Join us for a spirit-filled time of worship
management and maintenance; lack of
• Phony charities: Everyone is in a generous mood at the holidays, so
viable locations for investors (serviced
scammers take advantage of that with fake charity solicitations in email, on
land/buildings); too much red tape in
social media sites, and even by text. Check out charities at before
permitting processes making them diffi-
donating. The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints
cult and a lack of consistency (depends
who you know); the county is perceived 60 Maplewood Drive | Bishop Justin Hansen |
to be unfriendly towards new develop- Learn more at 403-983-2746 | | Worship Service Sundays 10 a.m.
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between 10am and 5pm each day. No appointment is required. Terry Burrill is aprecious metals buyer
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and President of TC Precious Metals headquartered in Airdrie, Alberta, and takes this using

show out to western Canada.
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• gold charms

with the process explained to you in detail. Coins with numismatic (collectable) value are set aside from

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using precise testing that is done while you watch.
chains or two
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• gold nuggets
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Friday 2nd& Street East
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• sterling silver
Wednesday & Thursday
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• sterling flatware
about $500 to mine a new once of gold where recycled gold is about $10 per once.”
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also a
Friday to&6pmSaturday
Out of fashion jewelry, single earrings, broken chains, unloved jewelry, charm bracelets,
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is coin with silver content. Dimes, Quarters, Half Dollars and Dollars from Canada and

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Saturday, December 15 StratThimorePLAYER OF realestatereps
8:00 pm vs Lomond mes THE GAME
Saturday, January 12 Friday, Dec 7 Isaac Benoit
Saturday, Dec 8 Chase Clayton
8:00 pm vs High River 587-316-2000
Tuesday, Dec 11 Isaac Benoit Michelle Hayley Christa Carey
Strathmore Family Centre - Gold Arena Eldjarnson Poirier Aleman Rose

DECEMBER 14, 2018

Third period Storm
The Strathmore Storm Midget-A team used a five goal third
Traveling through a Storm period en route to a 10-3 win over Lacombe on Dec. 1 at the
The Strathmore Storm Peewee T3 team visited the Hanna Arena to face off against the Hanna Colts Strathmore Family Centre. The Storm then tied Cochrane
on Dec. 2. The Storm travelled through poor driving conditions to make the game, however ultimately 3-3 on Dec. 8 and defeated Stettler 6-1 the following day.
lost 6-2 to the Colts. The Storm will now prepare to face Rocky Mountain House on Dec. 15 (11:30 The team will now travel to Castor for their next game on
a.m.) at the Strathmore Family Centre. Photos Courtesy of Misty Hart, Hanna Herald Dec. 14. Doug Taylor Photos

Kings lose valiant battle

against top-ranked Thunder
ward Brayden Dunn sniped for a short-
Times Reporter
handed marker. The Thunder overcon-
trolled the play in the second and only
The Strathmore Wheatland Kings lost allowed the Kings five shots.
a tight checking, gritty game 4-2 to the The third period was a shooting gal-
first-place Airdrie Thunder at the Strath- lery for the Kings for fired pucks from
more Family Centre on Dec. 8. every angle in an attempt to break the
“The better team didn’t win tonight goose egg and get on the board. Kings
that’s for sure and we definitely out- forward Isaac Benoit had a great chance
played them all over the ice,” said Strath- from the top of the circle early in the
more Wheatland Kings head coach Joel third and then Kings forward Kody
Robinson. “I was saying to the boys Hammond tried from the same spot,
in there you need the bounces to win but Little was able to stop both of them. After picking up a 7-6 shootout win over High River the night before, Cole Busslinger and the Wheat-
games and tonight we didn’t get the Kings third-leading scorer Garret Vander land Kings put up a valiant effort versus the Airdrie Thunder on Dec. 8, ultimately falling 4-2 to the top
bounces.” Ploeg rang one off the crossbar with just team in the Heritage Junior Hockey League.
Brady Grove Photo
Both teams set the tone early in the under nine minutes to go as the Kings
first period. Every inch of ice was fought just couldn’t manage to score. a goal by forward Cole Busslinger with much-needed points in the standings
for. They weren’t head hunting or trying Despite the Kings outplaying the 44 seconds left to make it a one goal and snapping a four-game losing streak.
to kill each other but both sides gave up Thunder in the first 10 minutes of the game. The forward line of Benoit, Vander Ploeg
very little space to one another and lim- third the Thunder caught another break. Despite a pulled goalie and the extra and Lucas Muenchrath led the way for
ited the other team’s ability to break out. Thunder forward Tyler Petrie buried a man on the ice the Kings would come the Kings, scoring a combined 11 points.
Sometimes it was a little hook on the wrister past Willan on a rush to give his up short and the Thunder would add an Kings defenseman Bailey Filkohazy was
arm, other times it was an opposition team a 3-0 lead. empty netter. The Thunder edged the the hero in the shootout and was the
player blocking another’s path. The “It was the same message in the first Kings in shots 35-33. only player to score. Kings goalie Riley
combined sharp goaltending from the and second intermissions. Just keep do- “We got that team to beat … tonight Stovka made 32 saves for the win.
Kings Brett Willan and Thunder’s Jack- ing what we are doing. We are doing the we held them to two goals and last “It was one of those games when you
son Little ended the first period in a 0-0 small things right, we’re working hard, weekend it was a one-goal game, so I couldn’t seem to get a two-goal lead,”
tie with the Kings leading in the shot we’re skating, shooting pucks while we think the effort was there,” said Robin- said Robinson. “We’d go up by one, then
department 11-10. can and we are getting in front of the son. they’d tie it up, we’d go up, then they
The Kings started the second period net,” said Robinson. “If we get more traf- It was the second time the Thunder would tie it up again.”
on the penalty kill and managed to kill fic in front of Little, the game will be had beaten the Kings in a close game in The Kings currently have a record of
it off but the Thunder scored a minute different.” the last two weekends. 12-11-2 with only two games left be-
later on a one-timer in the slot that beat Little could only weather the Kings “They played us tough both times,” fore the Christmas break sets in. Both
Willan five-hole. Emotions started to onslaught for so long when Kings defen- said Thunder head coach Derek Stamp. are home games at the Strathmore Fam-
come out in a penalty-laden second and seman Chase Clayton fired a low wrist “They really brought it in the third pe- ily Centre with the first against the Co-
the Kings had their chance to tie up the shot on net. Benoit was perfectly placed riod, played with a lot of speed and a lot chrane Generals on Dec 11 at 8:15 p.m.
game on the power play, but the Thun- to deflect the puck down and through of grit and made it close.” (result not available as of press time)
der countered and caught a two-on-one Little’s pads. The goal breathed life into The Kings beat the High River Flyers and the second against the Lomond Lak-
break the other way which Thunder for- the Kings who never gave up, including 7-6 in a shootout on Dec. 7 to get two ers Dec. 15 at 8 p.m.

snow place
like home!
Michelle Hayley Christa Carey 587-316-2000
Eldjarnson Poirier Aleman Rose Each Office Independently Owned & Operated
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accomplishments THANK YOUS
The Rockyford Ringette Associa- Obituary
tion held their 2018 tournament from
Dec. 7-9. U10, U12 and U14 teams
Thank You
from all over Alberta attended. PEDERSEN, Our family would like to express our gratitude and
Eldon Theodore thanks to our friends and family who sent cards,
U14A team played their best games
flowers and their heart felt condolences. Also to the
of this season this weekend. The On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Mr. Eldon Peder- many wonderful EMT staff, nurses and doctors at the
U10B team brought home the sil- sen of Strathmore, Alberta passed away peacefully Foothills Hospital as well as the Strathmore Hospital.
ver medal in a close game and the at the Strathmore Hospital at the age of 69 years. The compassion and professionalism shown during
U12B brought home the gold medal He was predeceased by his father, Bert and mother, William’s time with you will never be forgotten. We are
in their division. Christina. Eldon leaves to mourn his passing, his wife all truly blessed to have angels like you here on earth
Photo Courtesy of Tara Sandum of forty-four years, Lori Pedersen; two daughters, to watch over and care for us. From the bottom of our
Cheryl Pankewicz (Steve Teszner) and Sheila (Ste- hearts, thank you again. God bless.
phen) Braun; seven grandchildren and four great-
Outlaws give back grandchildren. Marilyn Beck, Jason Beck, Dawn Beck,
Evinn Beck, Brody Beck and Dean Knight
No funeral will be held. To send condolences, please
The Strathmore U12A Outlaws visit Eldon’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.
ringette team has been working ca.
hard volunteering and giving back
to their community this season.
They have volunteered to set
up lights and decorations at the
Strathmore Celebration of Lights
and they helped out at the Santa’s
Seniors Secret Service gift sort.
On the ice, the Outlaws won their
first tournament of the season in Obituary Thank you to the residents
of Carseland and surrounding area for
Lacombe a few weeks ago. supporting the Bow River Alliance Church
Photo Courtesy of Robin MacLeod HAWK, bake table at the recent Christmas market.
Richard Barry (Dick)
The tables were piled high with delicious
Chiefs split third weekend October 12, 1926
– December 2, 2018
goodies and nearly every single item was
taken away. We hope you enjoyed them.

in a row
Dick Hawk was born October 12, 1926 in Calgary, The proceeds will be used for the children’s
the tenth and youngest child of Walter and Beatrice
programs we run from the church.
(Thomson) Hawk of Parkland. He was raised at Park-
BRADY GROVE Caeden Lomenda, in the first five min- land and attended school in Parkland and Nanton. In These include: Children’s church Sunday
Times Reporter utes. Nolan Mahussier would add a late 1963, he married Pat Patterson of Claresholm, and mornings, Moms & Tots, Tuesday
goal and give the Warriors a 4-0 lead together they raised two daughters. mornings at 9 and Moms & Tots on the Go,
After graduation, Dick went to work for Clyde Jes- Thursday mornings at 9. All children are
The midget AA Wheatland Chiefs to end the second period. The Warriors
sup at the Nanton News, and subsequently he and welcome to attend with their parent.
have picked up one win and one loss exploded in the third with Eric Castro partner George Meyer bought the newspaper from
for the third weekend in a row, this time adding a hat trick and Ryder Many Grey the Jessup family and ran it together until George left
If you have any questions call
beating the CRAA Gold 5-2 on Dec. 7 in Horses finding the back of the net to for the Camrose Canadian. Dick then published the 403-934-9337.
Strathmore and then falling to the West end the goal-filled game. Warriors goal- News himself until 1977. Under his editorship, the ~
Central Tigers 3-2 on Dec. 9. tender Matthew Dovichak only had to paper won numerous awards from both the Canadian Join us for Sunday services at 10 AM
The Chiefs were outplayed by the make 11 saves for the shutout. and the Alberta Weekly Newspaper Associations. In
1977, Dick sold the News accepted a position at the and Christmas Eve service
Gold, getting outshot 40-26, but it didn’t The Warriors currently have a 13-2-1
matter as the Chiefs were more success- record and sit in first place in the south Vulcan Advocate where he remained until his retire- at 6:30 on Dec. 24.
ment in 1989. Coffee is always on.
ful at finding the back of the net. Chiefs conference and second in the league to Dick was well known locally and throughout South-
Ben Kruse, Nolan Bailey and Braden the 15-4-1 Bow Valley Timberwolves. ern Alberta as an accomplished sportsman. He par-
Merry Christmas to each of you.
Tanner each picked up three points, A double header next weekend ticipated in baseball, hockey, golfing, and curling, and
and Jaycob Masciangelo added a goal against the Medicine Hat Hounds will was a member of the Nanton Rifle and Revolver Club
to help propel the Chiefs into the win test the Warriors winning ways. First, and an avid recreational horseman. Although base-
column. Drew Dovichak made 24 saves they play in Hussar on Dec. 15 (5:45 ball was his first love, he was more widely known
for the Chiefs to get the win. p.m.), followed by an afternoon match as “a helluva hockey player”, perhaps most notably
The Chiefs carried the momentum of for captaining the Nanton Palominos to their 1955-
up on Dec. 16 in Strathmore at 1:30
their victory right into their next game p.m.
56 Big Six League championship. Over the years he
acted as a coach for various minor sports’teams. “Thank You” to the following
against the Tigers. Chiefs forward Steve In 1994, Dick and Pat retired to the family ranch at businesses and individuals that
Wilks scored his eighth goal of the year BRAVES DOWN TIMBERWOLVES the Greenbank District west of Claresholm, where donated towards the Carseland Stick Spiel
with just under four minutes remaining The peewee AA Wheatland Braves they enjoyed several years of rural life until 2010, and our table at the Christmas Market.
in the first period. The second period picked up a valuable two points in when they moved to Strathmore to spend more time You helped us to make this event a big
remained close until Bailey scored on the standings by beating the Bow Val- with their daughters and grandchildren.
success on behalf of the
the power play from Kruse and Spen- ley Timberwolves 4-3 on Dec. 9 at the Dick passed away peacefully at the age of 92 fol-
lowing a brief illness. He was predeceased by his Carseland Curling Club.
cer James to give the Chiefs a two-goal Strathmore Family Centre. The Braves
parents, sisters Helen, Winnie, Hazel, Beatrice and Aspen Crossing, Mossleigh
lead. The Chiefs were riding high until have won four of their last five games. Phyllis, brothers Bill, Jim, Wally and Stan, brother-
a late goal with 39 seconds left in the The two teams traded goals in the in-law Danny Patterson and many dear friends. He
Barb Klassen, Bob Thompson
second cut their lead in half. first period to keep things close. Braves is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia (Patter- Carseland Ag Society
But the Tigers came ready to play – in forward Nash Wassing scored his 15th son) Hawk, his daughters Karen (Dion) Galandy and Cyndi’s Sewing
the third period they scored two goals goal of the season just nine seconds Susan Hawk, and his grandchildren Jacob and Tessa Pet Planet, Strathmore
in five minutes which would give them into the second period. No one else Galandy, all of Strathmore. He is also survived by nu- Quesada, Strathmore
the game. It was a low-shooting game would be able to light the lamp, giving merous nieces and nephews. Rocky Mountain Equipment
considering both teams had nine power the Braves the edge heading into the In recognition of Dick’s long involvement with the
community of Nanton and amateur sports, the family - Marc Mackenzie
plays. Chiefs goalie Landen Brassard final period of play. Sharon Alce
requests that in lieu of sending flowers, please for-
made 24 saves in the loss. The Braves appeared to be head- ward a donation to Nanton Palominos Alumni Hockey, Shoppers Drug Mart, Strathmore
The Chiefs now have a 7-10-2 record ing to victory until the Timberwolves Box 393, Nanton AB, T0L 1R0. TS Enterprises - Troy Blackley
which puts them in fifth place in the scored two quick goals in seven sec- In accordance with Dick’s wishes, no funeral will be Versatile Management - Stephen Brown
south conference which remains wide onds to flip the game around. All ap- held at this time but plans for a Celebration of Life
may be announced at a future date. To send condo-
Virginia Toly
open with only five points separating peared lost for the Braves until they
first from fourth. The Chiefs will get a responded with two quick goals of lences, please visit Dick’s obituary at www.wheat-
chance to catch up when they play the their own. Braves forward Colton Gabe With your help we had 3 days of fun,
tied-for-first Okotoks Oilers on Dec. 15 tied the game up and then Wyatt Yule action and prizes!!!
in Okotoks. scored the game-winner a minute later.
Braves goalie Connor White had to be
WARRIORS KEEP ON WINNING sharp and made 23 saves for the home-
The bantam AA Wheatland Warriors town team.

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winning streak was extended to 10 The Braves are tied for fourth with a
games with the Warriors thumping the 10-5-2 record in the south conference
Foothills Bisons 8-0 in High River on with the Okotoks Oilers Green, but
Dec. 9. The immense scoring depth of have three games in hand. The Braves
the Warriors continues to a strong part will face the Oilers on Dec. 14 at the
of their success with 11 different play- Strathmore Family Centre at 7:30 p.m.
ers finding the score sheet. in an important mid-season divisional
Warriors forward Cole Grant scored matchup.
the lone goal in the opening period. The
Warriors wasted little time ramping up
The Braves will play their last game
before going on Christmas break www.
the scoring in the second as Philip Ray- against the Taber Golden Suns on Dec.
croft scored two goals, both assisted by 15 in Taber.
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NOTICE TO Western IrrIgatIon DIstrIct
Box 2372, 105 - 900 Pine road, strathmore, aB t1P 1K3
Give a Piano Tuning as a
In Memory of CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Christmas Gift!
Merry Christmas &

Lorne G. Fair Estate of

Irrigation Districts Act
(Section 85/86) Piano Tuner-Technician

Happy New Year

March 22, 1937 - December 18, 2015 THE AREA OF AN IRRIGATION DISTRICT Kathie L Zakresky
who died on
TAKE NOTE that applications have been received by
July 17, 2018 the Western Irrigation District to change the area of the District.
Those we love don’t go away, 38 years of Knowlege,
they walk beside us every day.
If you have a claim against this estate, During the holidays
Applications to remove parcels consist of:
Experience & “Note-ability”
you must file your claim by January 20, 2019
Unseen, unheard, but always near. with RANDAL JARVIS
our office will be Also Music for Special Occasions!

Still loved, still missed 403-934-5477 • 403-934-0301 c

and very dear.
at Randal Jarvis Law Office CLOSED
#110, 304 - 3rd Avenue
- Unknown Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1Z1
and provide details of your claim DECEMBER
Lovingly Remembered by 24, 25, & 26, 2018 Dementia Care remember...
If you do not file by the date above, the estate
Lynne & Family property can lawfully be distributed without & JANUARY 1, 2019
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,
regard to any claim you may have. T1P 1K3 within 30 days after the date of the publication of this notice.

Jim Webber, P. Eng.

General Manager

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Strathmore increases by a
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Farmers Market Water body disturbance includes: the placement

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wetlands, one (1) seasonal wetland, and two (2)
ephemeral water bodies. All permanent wetland
loss will be replaced in accordance with the Alberta

Strathmore Civic Centre by mailing or dropping off a SCHEDULE Wetland Policy.

post-dated cheque today. 55+ AND CAREGIVERS Any person who is directly affected by this appli-
Wednesday Nights Thank You
Jan. 8: Market Mall
cation may submit a written statement of concern,
within seven (7) days of the date of this notice, to:
Nov. 21st – Dec. 19th Feb. 12: Chinook Mall Environment and Parks
Regulatory Approvals Centre
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mar 12: North Hill 5th Floor, South Petroleum Plaza
Apr. 9: Cross Iron Mills 9915 108 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2G8
May 14: Southcentre Phone: 780-427-6311 June 11: Market Mall
Fax: 780-422-0154
July 9: Sunridge Mall
Aug. 13: North Hill Mall The written statement of concern should include
Weekly Classes Sept. 10: Chinook Mall the following:
• the application number: 001-00410693
Tuesday Afternoons at 3:30pm Oct. 8: Market Mall • describe concerns that are relevant to matters
Strathmore Library Nov. 12: Sunridge Mall regulated by the Water Act
AWNA 3 C.pdf 1 2018-10-10 4:43 PM • explain how the filer of the concern will be
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news from their local paper! Local news is
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• contact information including the full name and
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have a medical condition.
Permanent full time. Benefits available
Shared accommodations PART-TIME COORDINATOR Website:
May be available SUITE. Balcony, laundry fa-
Please send resume to:
Hope Bridges Society in Strathmore, Alberta is seeking a Part-Time Coordinator to manage RENTALS cilities, off-street parking,
our weekly programs, facilitate actions of the board, support communication between our mature adult. $950/mo incl.
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organization, our participants and our community, and to be a key support in special events, utilities. NS/NP. Avail Jan. 1.
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renovated 8 years ago.
eye for our organization and will work closely with the Board of Directors. You will ensure immediately or as required.
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$850/mo + SD + utilities.
BOOKKEEPER, STRATHMORE, AB Avail. November 1. Call 403-
934-1626 for info.
The ideal candidate will have these essential qualifications: BEISEKER – NEWER 2 BDRM
We are seeking an individual to provide accounting
1,000SQ/FT HOME for rent
support for management, staff, clients and vendors. - Passionate about inclusion and the value of the arts to activate community and ACREAGE FOR RENT – 30
with single car garage. Well KM East of Strathmore. 3
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ences. N/S/ + N/P. $1,200/ $1,500/mo + $1,500 S/D +
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Additions, Roofing Mason Walstra
Record Albums & 45 RPM — 18 YEARS EXPERIENCE —
8 Track Tapes Fences & Decks Email:
Cassettes Aluminum Rail 403-934-3212 | 306-320-7372 “Everything you need to turn raw land into your home”

Transfer to DVD Vinyl & Composite Decking

Old Films - VHS Tapes - Home Movies TRAVEL
Bill Evans 403-901-8875 PLUMBING & HEATING
TRANSFER - ANYTHING - TO ANYTHING Wes Breault 403-999-7097

pReSeRving youR memoRieS foR futuRe enjoyment!
GENERAL CONTRACTORS • Hotwater Tanks • Furnaces
BUSINESS • Renovations • Hydronic Heating
  • Service Work • Gas Fitting
• New Construction • Sewer Cleaning/
• Commercial Sewer Camera
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We  offer  Business  Development  Loans  and  Business  Plan   Designers and Builders of Energy Efficient Homes LICENSED JOURNEYMAN Like us on Facebook
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on  what  we  do… PLUMBING & HEATING  
Serving the Foothills since ‘78.

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• Small Renovations the comfort of your own home for $35 per hour.
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• Better than any learning centre.
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for All Veterans and Call BOB 403-861-7822 www. Ace Custom
Repair, Build & Upholstery
Active Service Members, Strathmore AB
including Police & ROOFING • Furniture
Firefighters! • R.V. Interiors
Offer expires November 30, 2018 • Golf Cart, Bike, ATV,
Snowmobile Seats & Boat Tarps
TRUCK MOUNTED CARPET CLEANING • Equipment and Vehicle Fronts
Kelly Camden Gates Specializing in Insurance Claims
Your Complete Exterior Finishing Company
For more information
Call Debi 403-901-0342
or Text 403-324-7710

Experts in Vinyl Siding, Soffit and Fascia
403.991.6192 Continuous Eavestroughing • Windows & Reroofs Aluminum and Smart Board Batons
LICENCED HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC Cell: 403-968-9211 • Work: 403-934-4334
Fax: 403-934-4422 • Email:
Specializing in:
McNeill’s Inc. For a FREE QUOTE Call Tom

• Tractor & Combine Repairs
• Acreage Equipment
Dennis McNeill - Master Electrician
Dennis 403-934-7249
McNeill - Master Electrician From “General Maintenance”
403-934-7249 to “Major Overhauls”

Strathmore, Alberta Shop located 10 minutes east of Strathmore
Strathmore, Alberta
403-540-8264 403-934-2675 R
Proudly Serving Wheatland County and Area Since 1988
Prairie Home Roofing Ltd. WATER WELL DRILLING
Prairie Home Roofing Ltd.
Get the job done right the FIRST time! For All Your Water Needs
Get the job done right the FIRST time!
Prairie Home Roofing Ltd.
Residential Roofing • Roof Repair
Residential Roofing • Roof Repair
Metal Roofing
Get the job done
Metal right••the
Roofing Siding
FIRST time!
Soffit & Fascia • Eavestrough
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Residential - Commercial - Industrial
Residential Roofing • Roof Repair
Farm & Yard - Bucket Truck Service Calgary• 403-796-5381
Calgary 403-796-5381
Metal Roofing Siding
Master Electricians Soffit & Fascia 403-901-7484 3rd Generation of Quality Service
• Eavestrough
Strathmore 403-901-7484
Calgary 403-796-5381
Phone: 403-934-7188
Strathmore 403-901-7484
Box 1 Site 22 RR 2, Strathmore AB, T1P 1K5
Serving Southern Alberta Since 1999
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