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Hidden Valley Golf Resort Residents were allowed to bus into their cabin sites on Sunday, July 7 to see the damage the floods have done. “Everyone was pretty tearful and emotional,” said Resort Manager Dick Burgess. “But it helped them get a better idea of what we have been telling them.” Burgess said Health and Safety inspectors had reviewed the site last week and classified it as highly dangerous with potential contaminants hazardous to health. There are serious safety issues resulting from the construction-related damages and flood debris in all areas of the resort. “The resort looks a lot like a war zone. There are cottages and sheds strewn all over the place. It is truly devastation. The neighbour’s garage was rammed into our garage and our garage has either wiped out the deck and the hot tub, or become an extra room on the cottage. Only time will tell,” said homeowner Earl Best about what can be done. The Homeowners executive states that RCMP along with Health Canada and the Fire Chief from the Siksika Nation cannot release access to the Resort until Health Canada has made specific tests to ensure the safety of all who enter, which is expected to take several weeks. Until approval is given hands are tied and access is blocked. Neither insurance adjusters nor residents are allowed to enter their home or remove any items from their home or property due to contamination concerns. Contamination concerns also extend to items removed or touched, so items cannot be taken to another location. Burgess said there are about 30 residents that utilize the resort as their primary home. “Yesterday gave some of them a bit of closure, but we are going step by step and day by day,” said Burgess. There are three to four feet of silt in places. Over 15 pumps are being employed to pumping out pockets of water and roadwork has begun to ensure it is safe for the buses. Arborist crews were attempting to take care of some dangerous trees that may fall on the route. The Flood Advisory Team was in again assessing more of the cost of the damage to the infrastructure. Continued on Page 2
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Shannon LeClair Times Reporter Every year Carseland Aggie Days grows a little bit bigger and a little bit better. A big part of the growth and success is the based on the support from the community as a whole. There are always activities for the kids, a car show, tractor pulls and some evening events just for the parents. LDS Consulting has a shop in Carseland. Since 2009 they have donated buns, hamburgers and drinks and staff time for the BBQ and this year the lunch also helped flood relief victims. “We believe that we have been fortunate during the past 13 years while running our business and feel that giving back to the community is the right thing to do considering our circumstances,” said Lisa Sturm of LDS Consulting. “We feel that in conjunction with the Lions Club the donations go to great causes wherever help is required. Quite simply, we enjoy doing it and the people we meet are inspiring.” “This year we put a bucket up that said donations for flood relief. The donation bucket was just over $1,000, so that was really impressive,” said Carseland Lions President Bert Dunsbergen. There was $1,034 raised from the BBQ, $5,000 raised from the sale of beef roasts, and there was a prize giveaway of $1,000 that was won by Strathmore Motor Products (SMP), who then donated the money back to flood relief. “These things happen, and we like to be there to help,” said SMP owner Hal Lust. Dunsbergen and the Carseland Lions wanted to thank everyone who helped them raise just over $6,000, which will be dispersed to flood zones. Approximately $2,000 will go to the Foothills Lions for the Bragg Creek Black Diamond - Turner Valley area. High River and other affected areas will also see a portion of the funds.
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On July 7, residents of Hidden Valley Golf Resort located about 65 kilometres southeast of Strathmore, were able to get their first glimpse of damage at the resort caused by flooding in June. Cabin owners met at the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park where they were loaded onto buses and driven, under escort, through the resort. Due to the dangerous conditions no one was allowed to leave their bus but the view from the bus gave them a clear understanding of the devastation left by the floodwaters. The resort, located on Siksika Nation land leased by cabin owners, was made up 305 cabins, some of which served as primary residences. The resort has existed for 39 years but amid controversial lease negotiations with the Siksika Nation, and now extensive flood damage, the future of the resort is unclear. Doug Taylor Photos
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Continued from Page 1 The big 8” pump will run all night to move water from the left side of the main road at the entrance culvert to the right. Some homeowners secured the $1,250 disaster funding, but no other assurances or help has been extended by government. “It would be nice to have a Premier who believed her word is her bond, but that not the case,” said Best. The residents are meeting with on July 9 in Milo Community Hall with MLA Jason Hale and other government officials to try and get some concrete answers.
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Shannon LeClair Times Reporter The true western spirit has shone through in the past few weeks as strangers have lent their time to help clean up areas affected by the floods. That spirit has held fast and true in the Carseland area after Wyndham was severely affected. A call for help went out for the Parkside Store on June 25 after they realized the damage was just too much to fix on their own. Global Training Centre was just one of the groups who went out to answer that call, and they haven’t stopped lending a hand since. “Global Training Centre started the ‘Friends of Wyndham’ because we saw firsthand the need for assistance in Wyndham and how these families had been overlooked in the flood relief efforts,” said Angela Beemer Editing Department Supervisor with Global Training. “This area was hit very hard. There was damage to all the properties in the valley, the campgrounds and businesses including the Parkside Store on the campground and the Blue Sky Gardens greenhouse. Water was above our heads in this area and when it receded it left a lot of mud and devastation behind.” One of the Global Training staff members, Jaymee Farthing, whose parents own the Parkside Store, asked her colleagues for help. “While down there we noticed all the other poor folks working alone to try and clean up their property,” said Beemer. “The devastation was heart breaking.” Beemer said Global Training’s Chief Executive Officer Debbie Shelley is an extremely passionate and caring woman. Upon seeing the devastation she committed the training centre’s time and resources to help the families. There have been 40 employees who have been spending their time over the past few weeks in Wyndham helping where they can. They have gone from property to property digging out mud, using equipment to clean the land, hauling garbage, tearing out drywall and insulation, power washing and much more. “We have been very appreciative of the help we have also received from fellow citizens in the area coming down and asking what they can do to help. We have also had help from Rocking Horse Energy Services and the Strathmore Fire Department,” said Beemer. There has been a Facebook page, ‘Friends of Wyndham’ created to help spread awareness about the cleanup efforts, while also looking for more volunteers. “We are still looking for some volunteers to help clean up Penny Reiterer’s house and Parkside Campground. Once we are done there we will be on to Phase Two,” said Beemer. “This is where we will be sending out a cry to the community asking for tradesmen to volunteer and help rebuild these families lives. We are in need of contractors, electricians, plumbers, HVAC/Furnace, well servicing, drywallers, painters et cetera. “We are hoping that we will have enough volunteers in the trades to spread the work out and get this done quickly. These people cannot live in their homes or run their businesses until their homes and properties have been rebuilt.” Beemer said that Global Training Centre will continue to coordinate the efforts. They are also accepting monetary donations which will be given out to the families equally. “We want to send out a big thank you to our amazing community for stepping up and helping out these families. We have been able to get so much accomplished because of so many giving people,” said Beemer. Anyone wishing to help out in any way can call Global Training Centre at 403-934-5046 or visit their website www.globaltrainingcentre.com.
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Shannon LeClair Times Reporter Almost three weeks after the rivers crested and flooded communities across the southern part of the province, Siksika Nation is still in a state of local emergency. Siksika has seen approximately 170 homes in six communities affected by floodwaters that swelled on June 21. “Residents are still being asked to stay out of their damaged homes but were bused out to the communities… to survey the damage. Damage to the homes has been assessed and residents will be notified of the status of their home during the tour. Storage units will be brought into the damaged communities shortly so clean up can begin and recovered items can be stored,” said Siksika Nation Public Relations Representative Wesley Water Chief in a press release. Since the floods, some of the evacuees have been camping on higher ground overlooking their homes. Others have been taken in by relatives or have been staying in hotels in surrounding areas. “The Deerfoot Sportsplex has also been turned into a reception centre where those displaced can find a place to sleep, take a shower, get something to eat and get information,” said Water Chief. Water Chief said that Premier Alison Redford made a visit to the reception centre on Tuesday ( July 2). She surveyed some of the affected communities and was notified of Siksika’s plans to assist evacuees by bringing in ATCO trailers for short term housing. Mobile homes not used in the Slave Lake fire disaster will also be brought in to meet housing demand. Siksika is still under a boil water advisory, and will remain so until cleared by the Environmental Health Officer. There is a water distribution centre set up where water is available for residents until the ban is lifted. On July 9 cleanup began at the north camp area, and cleanup efforts are scheduled to move east daily. The donations department is in need of tarps, tents, new shoes of all sizes, new socks of all sizes, new underwear in all sizes, raincoats and generators. At this time no other donations are being requested other than financial donations to the Siksika Nation Disaster Relief Fund to help meet the ongoing needs of the evacuees. Anyone wishing to help out, or looking for more information can call 403734-5315.
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As a result of the restructuring of the Recycle Facility, which was approved by Council in 2012, users will notice substantial changes and construction at the facility over the next couple of months. As part of this restructuring the new operator will be installing fences, relocating bins and recyclable containment units. Users of the facility are asked to consult with recycle assistants for appropriate placement of recycle materials and to minimize the duration of their use of the facility due to the restricted amount of space for parking. The structure of the Recycle Facility has also changed not only to accommodate the construction but to provide a safe and effective use of space for all users. Users are requested to take time to familiarize themselves with the new layout and location of bins in a safe manner. Operations of the new structure of the facility will be reviewed periodically to ensure operational effectiveness and safety for all users. The Town of Strathmore thanks all users for their patience during this construction
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• Council accepted Ms. Tina Shipley as Citizen of the Month for July 2013. • Council granted $2500.00 to the Strathmore Regional Arts Collective to hold a Arts and Culture Festival for September 28, 2013 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. • Council gave second, third and final reading to Bylaw #13-12 Kinsmen Park Land Use Amendment. • Council approved the donation of $1000.00 towards feeding residents of High River, with the amount to be drawn from the Financial Stabilization Reserve.
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Mayor Steve Grajczyk once again donated a helicopter ride to four deserving students, two from each Holy Cross Collegiate (HCC) and Strathmore High School (SHS). The teens, and SHS Associate Principal Kyle Larson flew over Siksika on Friday, June 27. The flight was free of charge and something Grajczyk likes to offer to students as a way to say good job. Back row: Mayor Steve Grajczyk (l-r) Doug Raycroft, associate principal SHS, pilot Matt Haasen of Blue-Con Excavating, Haley Pettigrew, SHS, Kyle Larson, associate principal SHS, Dale Godden, SHS, Ethan Schultz, HCC and Jenna Vergouwen, HCC. Shannon LeClair Photo
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Sunday School is over for another season at most churches in the County. Lord of All Lutheran in Strathmore celebrated the end of their year by having everyone participate in making their own Sundaes with toppings of all kinds available. It was a real hit with both the kids and the adults in the service that morning.
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Sparks fly at council over procedural issues
Shannon LeClair Times Reporter One Town councillor voiced his concerns at the regular Town council meeting held July 3, after proper procedure wasn’t followed for donating funds. Administration had received a request to provide a donation of $1,000 towards a dinner to be provided to High River residents. It was put to a straw vote, the cheque was written, but voted approval to donate the funds was not held until the July 3 meeting. “I feel that the item on the agenda is moot being that the cheque has already been written and the money has already been spent. The problem arising here is that a councillor has bypassed our local town bylaws and shown blatant disregard for the Municipal Government Act,” said Councillor Earl Best. Best said the first thing done wrong was when the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) was bypassed and the request went directly to the administration staff. He said the second problem was having the Deputy CAO get a cheque cut without a motion from council authorizing it or voting on it. Best feels it is disrespectful to council and administration. He felt a special meeting should have been called, which would have taken 24 hours before it could take place, or an emergency meeting was called which would have taken no time to put together. “It would have had this matter before council with a motion and a vote that would have alleviated this conundrum, it’s for that reason your worship that at this time I would ask for Councillor Sobol resign his position from council and that this motion be dismissed as moot as the cheque has already been written and the money spent,” said Best. Mayor Steve Grajczyk said when Brooks had been faced with the E-Coli outbreak council did that same thing, a cheque was issued and a motion was made after the fact, which he said Best did vote on. Grajczyk said he thinks they can trust the decision about the $1,000 when they all know council is going to vote for it anyway. “I don’t disagree, technically you’re very right and it is an issue, but it’s done let’s work together on it and move forward,” said Grajczyk. Sobol was disappointed to hear the comments, but did say he will not be tendering his resignation. He read from a prepared statement outlining his position on requesting the funds. Sobol also said he did consult with the CAO and Deputy CAO and the Mayor, and that he did ask for a special meeting. “As a councillor, my job is to represent the members of my community. I have little doubt that the vast majority of our citizens feel extremely fortunate to have dodged a bullet, so to speak. Having avoided the terrible floods in our town does not, however, relieve some of the need to help or to deal with, in some cases, tremendous feelings of sorrow and sympathy. It is with those thoughts in mind that I felt that action, rather than talk and rhetoric, was needed,” said Sobol. “The two projects that I requested Council approval were not focused on re-building damaged property. They were, instead, focused on helping our residents help others and to ensure our residents had the means to focus their support. “Feed High River is a project started by the people of this community. Their coordinator is Koreann Bland, a responsible, mature and respected leader in our community. I am closely involved with this project and can attest to everyone that the thousand dollars provided by our municipality will be well spent and will make a difference in peoples’ lives. The money was needed immediately so that the enormous task of preparation could get started.” Sobol continued on to say he will make no apologies for his actions. “As far as your comments that you read Councillor Best I think the word disrespectful is too strong let alone using the word resignation for what Councillor Sobol tried to do to help people,” said Councillor Pat Fule. “If it means we can get money to help people who need it after a flood like that, that hit High River I don’t disagree with what we did, and I don’t disagree with what Councillor Sobol brought forward. You can wrap around policies all you want, but that doesn’t help people who are suffering.” “We needed it so badly that it has been sitting there doing nothing for all this time?” said Best. The money was not used until July 4 when the dinner was held, though initially the plan was to have the dinner on June 29. Because evacuated residents had not been allowed back to their homes by that date, the dinner was postponed. “I want the public to know too that we don’t just do this willy-nilly where we do these straw votes and decide on things like this, but this was a unique situation, we thought the money was going to be needed…last Saturday,” said Fule. “So we did agree to it using a straw pull we didn’t call an emergency meeting, we decided to do it the fastest way we could and if I had to do it again I’d do it again.” Grajczyk said the cost of calling an emergency meeting would have been $500. “I just want to make it clear, I am not against what we’re doing here with this $1,000 and I am certainly not against donating it for this specific purpose it’s obviously needed,” sadi Best. “The devastation that’s happened around Southern Alberta is certainly exactly that, devastation what has happened in High River is nothing short of colossal damage, it’s hard to even explain. I am certainly not against this, what I am against is the procedure.” A motion was made by Councillor John Rempel to approve the donation of $1,000 with the funds drawn from the Financial Stabilization Reserve.
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geCare purchased the 10-acre parcel of land on 140 Cambridge Glen Drive in 2008 and began the design of Sagewood Seniors Community. After going through the Land Use change process, construction for Phase 1 was started in 2009. Phase 1 consists of 60 units of supportive living (with 20 memory care units) as well as 42 affordable independent apartments for seniors. The supportive living units are for seniors who require assistance with activities of daily living and personal care. The monthly rent for supportive living is set by the Province of Alberta and is currently $1785 per month which includes room, meals, housekeeping, recreational and social activies as well as maintenance and other costs. Amenities in the facility include a commercial kitchen, dining rooms, a bistro, several lounge areas, recreation room, a wellness club that has a ﬁtness room, spa, hair salon as well as Shaw open internet access in all common areas. Attention has been paid to the design of the building with seniors in mind and includes wide hallways, handrails, wheelchair accessible shower in each suite and emerency-call system. The facility is staffed 24-hours a day. The seniors’ independent self-contained apartments have a 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom ﬂoor plans, including 9 barrier free suites. The seniors living in the apartments have access to all the common amenities and services on site, allowing
them to ‘live in place’. If these residents would rather not cook some days, they are able to purchase and have their meal in the main dining room just as you would in a restaurant. They can access housekeeping or laundry services if and when needed on a pay for service basis. The monthly rent for 1-bedroom is $658 and for 2-bedroom is $774. Phase one is about 90,000 square feet, three storey building with brick and vinyl siding exterior. The grounds are professionally landscaped with courtyard, walking trails, benches, street lights and surface parking. Phase 2 of the Facility consisting of 70 additional supportive living units, and 35 long-term care beds was started in June 2012 and is expected to open in October, 2013. Phase 2 offers a Child Day Care as well as an Adult Day Support Program. These programs allow for life-enhancing intergenerational programming. Once phase 2 is opened the Facility will provide a full spectrum of care from independent living, supportive living to long-term care all under one roof. The ﬁnal phase of the project is building 20 seniors’ bunglows. These are designed for independent seniors. The units vary in size from 1100 sq.ft to 1300 sq.ft. This phase will be condominiumized and will be for sale. Once fully completed Sagewood will employ more than 100 care and support staff as well as offer 227 units of Seniors Housing options for Strathmore.
ntil about 15 years ago, care and housing for the elderly— especially frail elderly needing facility based care was provided in traditional, institutional nursing homes. The approaches to care and the physical environment did not support providing personalized care. More recently, however, a new industry perspective has brought about signiﬁcant change in both models of care and the way physical environments support staff, residents, and family of residents. AgeCare is working towards creating a culture of aging that supports the care of elders in settings where individual voices are heard and individual choices are respected. We are constantly reviewing evidencebased design criteria for residential care environments, leading to building of new facilities incorporating clientcentered care. New facilities are now part of larger seniors’ community that includes different housing and care options allowing seniors to age in place as they become more frail, couples with different care needs are able to live together. Social and recreational programs are enhanced by including spaces such as child day care, adult day center, wellness center, library, and bistro. Evidence based design concepts is evidenced by:
• The living environment is designed to be a home rather than an institution • Close relationships exist between resident, family members and staff • Facilities are build within new residential sub-divisions or near regional shopping centers, allowing the residents be part of the larger community
For more information on Supportive Living and Long Term Care go to: www.albertahealthservices.ca Alberta Health Services ISFL, Calgary Zone at: 1-855-343-7155 or www.albertahealthservices.ca For additional general information regarding Sagewood Seniors Community: Sagewood General Manager: Amir Rajani @ 403-361-8001 or www.agecare.ca
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The Strathmore Municipal Library once again is proudly displaying art work from part of a travelling exhibit. Imagined Texts: Exploring Community is primarily 2D work that is a collaborative collection of three different organizations who are hoping to entice citizens to speak about the communities they live in. The library is displaying the 71 prints available with the display, and the exhibit runs from July 4 to 24. Carmen Erison, assistant director of library services, shows the one sculpture that is a part of the exhibit.
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Councillor Dave Hamilton nominated Tina Shipley of Tina’s No Frills as their choice for the July Citizen of the Month. Shipley has been involved with the President’s Choice Children’s Charity, the Youth Club of Strathmore, Victim Services, Strathmore Women’s Crisis Shelter, the Wheatland Food Bank and much more. Councillor Dave Hamilton (l) presented the award to Tina Shipley.
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Shannon LeClair Times Reporter Council has promised to look into concerns raised by Mr. and Mrs. Simonin, who live on Oxbow Road. The couple spoke to council regarding speeding issues, which occur most frequently between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. People are speeding past their property constantly and to the point of dangerous levels on daily basis, and the couple says there has not been any enforcement during the hour they are most concerned about. Another point brought up by the couple is that they feel like they are not getting the same services as other town residents since the annexation. The couple stated that they have had to come to the town to ask to get the road graded and the grass mowed in the ditches. They wanted to know what they have to do in order to see some changes. Council did express concern about the issues raised and will be looking into the problems presented to see why things are not happening, and what solution there may be.
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A recycled grain bag provided lots of fun for Crowfoot 4-H members and ten 4-H exchange students from PEI who joined this Strathmore area club for a week to explore local attractions and experience life in the west.
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Kinsmen Park amendments A public hearing was held at the July 3 regular town council meeting to discuss land use amendments to Kinsmen Park. The matter was brought forward to discuss changing the current designations for the area. The Town, with the intent to subdivide and sell a portion, purchased the land in 2011. The sale of the 1.3 acres would help offset the cost of the land purchase and the remaining 9.25 acres will be rezoned as P1 and dedicated as municipal reserve. Flood relief fundraiser A motion was made and approved at council to approve the purchase of 1,000 pins in the amount of $933 plus GST. The flood relief pins are selling for $5 each, and all funds will go into the Red Cross Southern Alberta Flood Relief Fund. The funds to purchase the pins came from the Financial Stabilization Reserve.
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Joyce Bazant Strathmore & District Chamber of Commerce The Strathmore & District Chamber of Commerce (“SDCC”) Board, together with newly elected Acting President Joyce Bazant, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cristina Dixon to the position of Administrative Assistant. The SDCC office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is located at Bay A1, 510 Hwy #1, Country Lane Mall. The board encourages anyone to contact the chamber office at 403-901-3175 or drop in to meet Cristina with suggestions for activities or events. The board thanks past Executive Director, Lin Walker, for all her volunteer time and help in training Cristina. We wish Lin and her husband, Jamie, all the best in their new home in Ontario. The chamber is currently busy organizing the Heritage Day Parade to be held on Saturday, Aug. 3 beginning at 9 a.m. Registration information is available on our website at strathmoredistrictchamber.com. The board appreciates the time that Marcy Field, of Mountain Lion Leadership, a chamber member, is donating in organizing the Heritage Day Parade, as well as, working with the SDCC website after it was regrettably hacked. In response to the recent comment “… where was the Chamber when SpringFest and Farmers’ Market moved from downtown …”, Bazant says she is unaware of why these events moved from the town core. She believes that the Farmers’ Market relocation was a business decision made by their board in the best interest of their members. The chamber has no input as to where the Farmers’ Market or any other business can locate within the Town of Strathmore. Current chamber membership stands 113 members. Although the majority of members are located outside of the downtown core, the board recognizes the importance of having a strong downtown and is committed to encouraging downtown business activity. Focusing on its vision of ‘Empowering members to build a prosperous future for all generations,’ the chamber is working with current members and businesses to that end. The Strathmore and District Chamber of Commerce works to support and represent businesses by building a positive economic environment through advocacy, promotion, education and networking opportunities. More information about the chamber is available at its website at www. strathmoredistrictchamber.com.
Pushing back the flood waters
Kevin Sorenson, M.P., Crowfoot Parliamentary Report Although the recent flood waters directly affected a very small area in our riding of Crowfoot, our hearts and prayers go out to the folks in Calgary and surrounding areas for the challenges they are confronting. Many constituents in our riding are feeling the effects of the flood. Many of us have friends and family in Calgary that were directly affected and many constituents work in Calgary or in the path of the flood. The Province of Alberta is in charge of the coordination of disaster response and relief and after an event, the province seeks reimbursement from the Government of Canada. The Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements provides financial support to provincial and territorial governments to help them respond and recover from natural disasters. We know that this process can take years. The federal government paid $129-million in costs for the Alberta flood of 2005, and the final reimbursement cheque arrived this past April. Premier Redford has already estimated that the costs will be in the billions of dollars. Late last month, in Drumheller (where some residents on the outskirts of town were evacuated), I met with Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Vic Toews who was in our province to inspect the flood damage. “The federal government is committed to doing whatever it can to assist Albertans in rebuilding their communities,” he said. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has been a key federal spokesman on the scene throughout the crisis, meeting with residents, workers, local officials and keeping the media up to date with information on emergency response procedures. He has advised us that businesses will have a few months longer to file their tax returns, temporary workers will be able to retain their status until paperwork is sorted out, and anyone affected by the flood who has been out of work for five days will be eligible for Employment Insurance. Prime Minister Stephen Harper saw first-hand the impact of the damage in Calgary. The Canadian Armed Forces dispatched 1,300 troops, helicopters, trucks and other vehicles to assist with evacuation, search and rescue and logistics. Our RCMP detachments have also been working very hard. “The people of Central and Southern Alberta are showing tremendous strength, courage and resolve in their reaction to the devastating floods in the Alberta regions,” said Prime Minister Harper. “The federal government is taking swift action to help municipal and provincial authorities meet the needs of those affected. Members of the RCMP and the Canadian Armed Forces are already on the ground helping with search and rescue, evacuation and other logistics and our Government stands ready to provide all the support required.” The Prime Minister also saluted the amazing cooperation, teamwork and humanity being displayed during these very difficult circumstances. Throughout the Canada Day weekend I attended events, celebrations and parades. I also spoke at Rosebud, Alberta’s 130 Anniversary. Rosebud is one of the oldest pioneer communities in Alberta. It was inspirational to think that we, and generations of our ancestors, have been building our local towns, villages and communities for over a century. The trials and tribulations we are currently confronting are not unlike the ones that previous generations overcame. Let’s all work to try and live up to our predecessors legacy of success, cooperation and determination. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this or previous columns you may write me at 4945-50th Street, Camrose, Alberta, T4V 1P9, call 780-608-4600, toll-free 1-800-665-4358, fax 780608-4603 or e-mail [email protected]
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4 M&M Bacon Wrapped Beef Filet Mignons Prepared Béarnaise Sauce Mix or Classic Béarnaise Sauce Classic Béarnaise Sauce Ingredients: 1 cup white wine 1 cup tarragon vinegar 4 tbsp. shallots, chopped 2 tbsp. tarragon, chopped 1 1/2 tsp. chervil, chopped Freshly ground peppercorn pinch of salt 6 egg yolks 1 pound/500 g of ordinary melted butter
1. 2. GRILL the filet mignons according to your taste. Meanwhile, prepare the Béarnaise Sauce Mix according to package directions or prepare the sauce the classical way as follows: PLACE white wine and tarragon vinegar in a sauce pan with shallots, tarragon, 1 tsp. of chopped chervil, 2-3 turns of freshly ground peppercorns and a pinch of salt. Reduce the mixture by 2/3 and allow to cool. ADD egg yolks to the reduction and prepare the sauce over a hot water bath or (gentle heat) by whisking in melted butter. The sauce should thicken and the butter should incorporate completely. Once the sauce is finished it should be passed through a fine strainer. Add 1 tbsp. of chopped tarragon and ½ tbsp. of chopped chervil.
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Harper government extends deadline on “Call for Proposals”
From the Offices of Kevin Sorenson For Projects Led and Inspired by Seniors Kevin Sorenson, Member of Parliament for Crowfoot, is pleased with the extension to July 19, for submission by local seniors to apply for federal government funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. Sorenson says, “the Call for Proposals in Alberta has been extended by two weeks in response to significant damages caused by the recent flooding. Eligible organizations in Alberta now have until July 19 to submit applications for New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) funding. “We have been successful in the past securing federal funding under this program for our local senior citizens and many seniors in all parts of our large riding benefit. There is now some extra time to prepare your ideas that will stimulate senior citizen participation and fill out the application.” Applications should be submitted before July 20, 2013 at www.seniors.gc.ca. Sorenson concludes, “organizations may receive up to $25,000 in grant funding per year on projects that focus on one or more of the following objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation and capital assistance. We have many organizations dedicated to helping seniors maintain a high quality of life and continue to be active, participating members of our communities – let’s utilize the help available from our government.”
Summer camp begins
The Youth Club of Strathmore Summer Camp has begun. Part of the Club’s mandate is to give back to the community. On their first week, the group collected numerous food items along with $70, which will be donated to the Alberta Flood Relief for High River and our local food bank to assist those High River residents that are staying within our community.
Photo courtesy of the Youth Club of Strathmore
Girls, girls, girls!
Pat Fule Fule for Thought Now that I have your attention, this article is about the joys, sorrows, and trials of raising teenaged girls! In fact, it specifically deals with the experiences I’ve endured (had?) with my “angelic” daughter Breanne. If you’ve never met Breanne she’s kind of like a Tootsie Pop … she’s got a tougher exterior shell, but she’s soft and sweet inside. When she was a baby, she could be a fussy car rider. We often went to our hometown Canmore on weekends to visit relatives. On these trips, Breanne was a quiet angel for about the distance to Calgary. Now if you remember, “way back when” I told Debbie I wasn’t not all that sure about fatherhood. I can be very patient with other peoples’ kids … not so much my own. So, I was ready for any outburst … I packed extra bottles of formula and juice! As soon as I heard some fussing, I’d reach back with a fully loaded bottle and soon, she’d drunk herself back to sleep. I know, I know, the juice bottle’s not supposed to stay in their mouths too long … we took it out when she was back to a deep sleep. The only problem was when we got to Canmore two hours later, Bree had the biggest, heaviest diaper in Alberta (talk about “Baby’s got back!” (song reference))! As a little girl, she was a tough nut to crack. If she got in trouble, or something hurt her, she rarely cried. She’d put on a stoic, stone-cold face and meet the trouble that way. In fact, once as an eight year old, her punishment was “grounding” to her room while the rest of us “hammed” it up with pop, popcorn, and “The Nutty Professor!” The three of us made it sound like the funniest, best night ever. She snuck out of her room every so often, but her shadow gave her away, and back to “solitary” she went! She’s now 22, and she STILL remembers that evening, so it must have had a strong impact. The ironic thing now, is that she and her pals often “ground” me from my ‘Man Cave’ to watch “The Bachelorette” or “Magic Mike!” Years ago, my dad died suddenly of a heart attack, and Breanne didn’t cry. She loved “Poppa Joe,” and he worshipped her and Brennen. He was always getting them treats, taking them to feed the ducks, and he even bought a bunk bed for them! She faced his death with the face of a tough little girl, again very stoic and serious. It wasn’t until 2.5 months later when one evening, we heard hysterical crying and sobbing. We ran to her room and she sat on her bed shaking with tears, saying, “I miss Poppa Joe!” We don’t know if it was the shock at first, or that she bottled up her grief, but it released that night, and she cried with all her heart. Our house was not a place where we wanted school teens to party. The kids were told that as teachers, we couldn’t have students drinking in our home. Sadly, their 20’s hit, and our house has become the pre-drinking spot. That’s where the “20 somethings” save money by drinking at a house before the bar, so they can save money! We’ve come to know many of both kids’ friends, and I’ve usually been the D.D. on New Year’s Eve. Their friends are great, and Breanne even has two little dainty, hobbit-like friends, named Shelby and Sam. They’re both petite young ladies, who take “no crap” from anyone. Poor Shelby once had her shoe put on the ceiling fan blade by my son, and she could only watch, as it spun around and around on the fan’s blade! Last Christmas, I had watched a Jamie Oliver Yuletide show where he showed a drink where you’d have a jigger of Tequila (bad news to begin with) and add a teaspoon of pomegranate berries. I thought it was great; Bree screamed and cried like, well … a girl. Danielle ran to the bathroom, but Sam was the only one of the girls to tough it out. She “manned up” so to speak! When my son and daughter’s friends come over, they know they’re welcome … one even comes through the back gate and into the kitchen! There’s always a lot of laughter, teasing, and sarcasm flying … just how the Fules like it! Breanne now has a Summer job working as a Youth Leader with the Youth Club of Strathmore. Yesterday, a 12 year old boy told her … you’re 22, you have no boyfriend, and you live at home … wow.” I think she may have been a bit stunned, and didn’t reply. Well, I just want her to know that she’s a beautiful girl, inside and out. Our kids often need to hear that, and Breanne’s no different. Well Breanne, you can steal my Man Cave when you need to … as long as you warn me before I see any Bachelorette images … I don’t want to poke out my eyes! (“Fule for Thought” is a slice of life humourous column that appears in the Strathmore Times, written by long-time resident, town councillor, high school teacher, coach, husband and father of two – Pat Fule. If you would like to get in touch with Pat, you can send him an e-mail at [email protected]
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Pass the Salt
A summer mission in our church vocabulary, we often use the word “mission” to describe something big like a trip to a far away country, to help people with specific needs. We see missions as things that take a lot of resources, or energy, or time commitments, to make a difference. But what if we redefined the word a bit, and made it a personal thing. not a church thing, but a community thing? What if we saw missions in terms of ways that each one of us could make a difference, large or small, wherever we are. in fact, what if each one of us made it our mission, to live our lives in such a way that we were making differences continuously? i was reading the strathmore Times the other day, and smiled to read about how some students had spent a day at Wheatland Lodge having a “Walker Wash.” or about two young girls who, with parents help, had held a lemonade stand to raise funds for the red Cross. Fun, creative, and as an added benefit, made a difference, made people smile. if we see a mission as an action in response to a need, then each one of us have the opportunity to live our lives in missions for others, each and every day. recently there has been a commercial on TV, which shows clips from security cameras which have caught interesting, yet not necessarily security clips … like giving a homeless man a bag of chips, rushing in with a fire extinguisher when a car bursts into flame, helping move a couch … neighborly acts of kindness. Think how much fun we could have, and how our world might be different if we lived our lives out doing things like that, just because we can. As summer unfolds, and we are out and about a bit more, i encourage each of us to watch for times to be in mission, for one another. Help water a garden … help carry a bag of groceries … stop in and see a senior or a shut in ... take your kids and a neighbor kid to the water park ... help with the flood relief ... wash a dog ... do anything for one another ... JusT BeCAuse We CAn!!! Jesus said “i tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters, you did it for me ...:” matt 25:40 ... Let us go and do ... And have a great summer doing it ... Amen Pastor Dawn
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Sharon McLeay Times Contributor They approved that Parkin meet with SRFFA and the consultative staff member, and develop a report that could be brought forward to Council. Wheatland Infrastructure staff briefed council on the effect the recent flooding had on the Administration building upgrades Carseland Speargrass water treatment plant. The and expansion Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Alan Parkin flooding and subsequent debris in the Bow Rivpresented council with draft plans for the adminer meant two of the three wells where water is drawn, needed to be capped to prevent contami- istration building on July 2, asking them to comment or change on some of the ideas presented. nation. “This is in response to Council’s direction for “It was a good excuse to revisit the wells. position and reposition them out of the flood plain use and security,” said Parkin. The plan includes building a wall in the receplevel,” said Transportation and Infrastructure tion area to gain more security for front desk staff, Manager Dave Churchill. Churchill stated the water delivered to the com- include more office space and increase security munity is safe for drinking, however it is muddy against after-hours access to work areas. Parkin felt the front office and the improvements and the added alum used for sedimentation is causing stress on the equipment. He said if the to the communication systems in council chamsituation does not improve, the crews may have bers could be achieved this year, with the buildto alleviate things by trucking in water to resi- ing expansion occurring in 2014. The expansion would include an Emergency Operations Comdents. “All of the safety requirements are being met mand Centre and an additional 16 offices, leaving land space for further expansions if for water quality, so there is no probneeded in the future. Parkin laid out lem there,” said Churchill. suggestions that would eliminate the Churchill said the crews have been extra costs of an architect. He said monitoring the rains effect on loAll of the he had quotes from sound system, cal roads and several Councillors security specialists and ergonomics pointed out areas in their districts safety consultants. Overall, he anticipated with soft areas, washouts and culvert requirements the initial phase to cost $450,000. overloads. Councillor Brenda Knight indiReeve Glenn Koester commended are being cated that she would like to see a public works staff on their diligence met for water cost analysis for the additional front during the flood and wanted to exreception work and see if consolidapress thanks and appreciation for quality... tion of the two projects would give resident’s patience and response to cost savings. She was opposed to one another’s needs during the disascouncil’s decision to move ahead ter. Dave Churchill with the recommended plan, prior to the cost analysis. The vote was Strathmore Rural five for and Knight against, with Councillor Booth Firefighting Association absent for the July 2 meeting. wants funds released The Strathmore Rural Fire Fighting Association (SRFFA) is asking County Council to release their Boaters block road at Eagle Lake Residents around the Eagle Lake boat launch 2012 small capital funding, even though they cannot produce receipts for $33,000 of the $40,000 near Township Road 240 are seeing vehicles clustering on shoulders and blocking road access as allotment. “No funds were released for 2012, because at they back trailers onto the launch to lower their this point they haven’t provided the receipts for boats. “We were talking to a resident on the weekend all the bills,” said Parkin. “The release of these funds will be a factor in helping them get back and there was about a dozen vehicle scattered around and on both sides of the road,” said Counon track.” Councillor Brenda Knight commented that ad- cillor Ken Sauve. He asked Dave Churchill, Transportation and equate bookkeeping requires that the money transactions had to have some kind of bookkeep- Infrastructure Manager, if there was some way to ing mechanism and taxpayers require a response alleviate the congestion. Churchill proposed that the roadway right of way could be widened to inas to where their money is being spent. It was discussed that County staff had consult- clude parking spaces for those who were launched with SRFFA, to help with better bookkeeping ing boats. He estimated about 12 angle parking spaces could be created. processes. Councillor Brenda Knight pointed out a par“We know there are legal issues still in the works for past accounting practises, but we could cel of County Municipal Reserve that could be look at the request from the end of that date for- included in the project to give better maneuverability. ward,” said Councillor Ben Armstrong. “If you have a truck and trailer turning around Reeve Glenn Koester cautioned that the County did not want to insert themselves into areas on just a road allowance, it may be difficult,” said where legal matters were ongoing. Councillors in- Knight. Other Councillors indicated there may be push dicated they wanted an update of the success of previous bookkeeping consultations and indica- back from adjacent landowners, if the Municipal tions of what was in place moving forward, prior Reserve was used for that purpose. 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Badlands Motorsport Resort jumps another hurdle
Sharon McLeay Times Contributor Reeve Glenn Koester attended Kneehill County on June 25, to hear the council pass the third reading of approval for the Badlands Motorsport Resort ASP. He said that the vote was split four in support to three against. Koester said that audience members were not encouraged to speak at this meeting. “There was a lot of anxiety on this for sure,” said Koester. Koester said Kneehill County did not ask for any further studies on the project nor did they address the inconsistency of the project with their Municipal Development Plan (MDP). Amendments to the MDP will be discussed in Kneehill Council on July 16. Wheatland council’s concerns were not discussed either. Koester was at a loss as to why their decision making process was so different from Wheatland County proceedings. He recapped the issues of concern, including the road widening on Wheatland County accesses. Wheatland Council approved a motion for staff to draft a letter asking Kneehill County Council representatives to meet with Wheatland County council, to draft an Inter-municipal Development Plan (IDP). “The roads will need serious money to redevelop,” said Koester. “All in all, things seem to have gone downhill and it gives me cause for concern.” He suggested to Council that it was time to formally ask Kneehill County for an IDP, and Councillor Ben Armstrong suggested an IDP might be useful for situations arising in the future. The Badlands Motorsport Resort project comes back to Kneehill council in December, when a re-designation bylaw will be drafted for the land. Koester said that area residents were meeting on July 3, in Rosebud, to discuss if any actions can be taken to save the property from development. Under Division Three of the Municipal Government Act, a person can apply to the Court of Queen’s Bench for an order requiring a council to amend or repeal a bylaw, by a vote of its electors. There must be a registered system of signatures from 10 per cent of the municipalities qualified voting residents, which for Kneehill County would be about 522, on a legal petition to have the judge consider requiring council to amend or repeal the bylaw. The action has to be completed and filed within 60 days of the passing of the bylaw. The area for the proposed track is also a national environmentally sensitive area. Environment Canada has been notified of the plans for the site. Koester said that he had been in Rosebud for the Rosebud School of the Arts celebrations and met with MLA Jason Hale and MP Kevin Sorenson. They toured the site only to find that with recent rains the area was flooded out. He did not know how that may impact the sensitive species at the site, require Environment Canada to do an impact study, or shift the developer’s plans in any way for the area.
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Remembering our roots
Sharon McLeay Times Contributor Anyone who has wrangled with the intricacies of the Freedom of Information and Privacy (FOIP) Act will be glad to hear that the government is going to update the Act to address previous problems and adapt it to a digital world. “The expectation for electronic and immediate access to information is increasing, as is awareness of the need for Albertans to ensure their personal information is protected. Rapidly evolving technologies also pose a new set of questions and parameters,” said Associate Minister Don Scott. To that end, Scott and a team of FOIP staff toured Alberta last week, holding open meetings to hear what Albertans have to say about their experiences with FOIP. An overview of the existing Act was presented by Joanne Gardiner, Manager of FOIP Services, Policy and Governance and then the floor was opened for discussion regarding confusion over the interpretations, administrative complexities, and suggestions for improvements to the Act. They asked for suggestions on what kind of information should be in the Act, and how to deal with the digital aspects of information gathering and how information should be delivered and protected through personal devices. Those who attended the Calgary public meeting, held at the Airport Holiday Inn on June 20, also brought in issues involving the Personal Information and Privacy Act (PIPA) and the Health Information Act (HIA). Some felt the many of the Acts were misused to hide information, rather than leading to open transparency in government, private and health institutions. Educational staff discussed their struggles with delivery of information. They wanted clearer guidelines. They said duplication of requests for the same information increased the man hours and placed a burden on resources. It was suggested that the Act should include a mechanism to preview information and cut down on paper copies delivered. Whether charges should apply to requests for information was discussed. Another person questioned the amount of data that was gathered, with individuals having no knowledge of how it was used. It was suggested that sometimes data presented a bias against individuals, when applying for different services in the government, because the data is allowed to be shared. The subject of increasing government control through digital monitoring was also brought up. Personal information was required before services are rendered, making it almost a type of personal currency. Privacy was discussed and some wanted concrete definitions and commented that private databases were being shared by businesses with no input from the public. Scott said they would like to find ways to make the Act clear and user friendly. They identified that many people misunderstand or misuse the Act. They wanted to make government information transparent and processes for accessing that information less complex. They also want to protect personal information, which some people felt was exchanged and used at the discretion of the government for their purposes, but not accessible to the individuals themselves. “In order for this process to be meaningful, we need a lot of feedback from people,” said Scott. They are taking comments until July 31, at which time the information will be compiled and Scott will take the results to discuss with other officials across Canada. He said the process will not be speedy, but hoped that changes will occur within the next two years. To obtain a questionnaire, go to www.alberta.ca/FOIPReview, or write suggestions and send to FOIP ACT Review, Service Alberta, Policy and Governance, Third Floor, Commerce Place, 10155 -102 Street Edmonton, AB T5J4L4 or email to: [email protected]
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John Godsman Times Contributor Marie’s parents lived in Norway, and knew each other, before moving to North America in the early 1900’s. Her father – Andrew Emile Hildahl, moved to North Dakota, then to what is now known as Wheatland County arriving in 1905. Here he worked for Harry Groves until he could get his own land, and build a house. At the same time her mother Elise moved from Norway to Minnesota. When her father Andrew had acquired his own land, and built a house, he travelled to Minnesota and married Elise in 1917. Then they travelled back to Alberta and took up residence on the farm, nine miles southwest of Strathmore. Marie was born in 1920 at Nurse MacKenzie’s Nursing Home, the second of seven children. She attended a one-room school at Glencairn along with up to 35 other children. Her father Andrew, a Mr. Groves and a Mr. Jackson had been instrumental in getting the school built, because in these three families alone, there were 22 children needing education. Marie left Glencairn, and moved to the Strathmore High School for Grade 12. Unfortunately, her mother became quite ill and had to be hospitalized, so Marie left school to return home and take care of her family, while her father worked the farm. About a year later, she returned to Strathmore, where she obtained work with Mr. & Mrs. Palardy. Mrs Palardy was expecting, and soon gave birth to their only daughter. Mr. Palardy operated Palardy’s Transport, and this is where Marie met Fred Teare, her future husband in the late 1930’s. They were married in 1940, and this marriage produced one daughter and two sons. She now has seven grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren, plus another one due any day, two great-great-grandchildren, and another one coming. This makes five generations. Marie’s husband Fred was a trucker for Palardy’s Transport until it was sold to Ray Snider. He continued to work for the new owner until 1950, when he bought the business and renamed it Freddy’s Transport, which operated between Strathmore and Calgary. When he retired in 1976, he sold his business to Wayne Keeling. Regretfully, Fred passed away from cancer in 1988. Marie’s community activities include being President of the Home and School Association, member of UCW and a Sunday School Teacher. She served in many positions with The Happy Gang which culminated in her becoming President. She was and still is a very good crib player. Ninety-three years have passed since she was born in this area. She comments there have been many changes in that time, too numerous to list here. After her marriage to Fred in 1940, they lived in a house on Third Ave., now known as The Red Carrot! She lived there for 52 years, before moving to Brentwood for nine years, then to Wheatland Lodge in 2001. Yes – there have been many changes.
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Rosebud veteran takes on Jesus role in Passion Play
Laureen F. Guenther Times Contributor Aaron Krogman, who’s played in the hit Canadian play She Has a Name, and has been in a number of hits on the Rosebud stage, will play Jesus in the Canadian Badlands Passion Play this year. Krogman understudied the Jesus role for two years, which means he’d learned the role and was prepared to play it if the Jesus actor, Stephen Waldschmidt, had been unable to perform. Studying the role but not performing it was like “making bread but not serving it,” he says. This year, he looks forward to serving that bread. In mid-June, Krogman was still in rehearsals, but he’d already found that rehearsing to perform was quite different than preparing to understudy. He says, however, he won’t know what it’s like to actually “serve bread” until the play opens July 10. “The audience makes the biggest difference,” he says. “They’re such an important part of any production and you don’t really know what the story is until they’re added into the mix.” When he does meet his audience, he wants to portray a likeable Jesus, one whom Krogman and his friends would like. He also wants to bring something fresh to the story. “Keeping it fresh is one of the unique parts of getting to act it out,” Krogman says, “because (that’s) one of the important pieces of bringing it to an audience that’s probably heard the (story) before.” To do that, he has to keep it fresh for himself. “It’s more interesting when I can let go of what I know, and let myself discover it in the moment of the scene as it’s happening all around us,” he says. “It’s alive in the moment for me and for someone who needs to hear it.” Also, Krogman says, the overall goal of any storytelling is for the audience to feel empathy. “Where you step outside your own shoes and put yourself in someone else’s shoes and then imagine what it would be like to be them,” he says. “When (we) engage story in that kind of way, we become bigger human beings, and bigger than just ourselves.” As he’s spent three months preparing, Krogman is experiencing a lot of empathy with Jesus himself. “How frustrated He may have been with the Pharisees that were giving Him such a hard time back then,” he says. “And also how scary death might be. And how much love He can have for specific people.” He imagines Jesus’ victories too. “There’s a (disabled) girl who’s walking with a crutch, and Jesus gets to heal her,” he says. “To be able to give that gift to somebody ... more than anything, wow, that must have been crazy for Jesus.” Whether or not Jesus’ story is part of our own faith backgrounds, “there’s going to be something in (the Passion Play) for everybody,” Krogman says. “It’s so cool it’s in an amphitheatre, and it’s 200 actors, and whatever your worldview ... it’s awesome. The story is important too. It’s a 2,000 year old story. It’s part of our culture, regardless of what your beliefs are.” The Passion Play runs July 10 to 21. Find information and tickets at www.canadianpassionplay.com.
Giving back a dime at a time
After hearing of the floods in Siksika one Carseland woman took the initiative to try and raise funds for the community. Teala Quong went door to door in her community asking each person for just a dime to help with flood relief. She asked Strathmore Motor Products (SMP) if they would be willing to do anything. SMP put together $1,200 and bought four pallets of water, approximately 30 cans of bug spray, 12-15 cases of juice and 60 boxes of pasta that they hauled down to Siksika on her behalf.
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Local author soon to release second book
Shannon LeClair Times Reporter Strathmore author Kati Ward will soon to releasing the second installment of her Changer Series. Ward released the first book ‘Shifted’ last July and is hoping to see ‘Tamed’ make its debut this summer. Ward has always been an avid reader, but had never really considered writing a novel until her friends kept asking her to write one. “I kind of wrote it for my friends and then they read it and were like it’s really good and so more people read it,” said Ward. “My manuscript made its way around my family and friends and you still kind of think, well they love me so they’re just being kind. So then I sent it off and apparently other people have liked it and it’s going well.” Publishing had been a long tedious process, but with the second book it should be easier and each one should get easier as she goes. She said the publisher does a lot of edits, then they want you to read through it to make sure you’re okay with their edits. Ward published through Xlibris, an American publishing company. She was looking for submission addresses for different publishing companies when she came across Xlibris. She submitted her manuscript and someone contacted her within a couple of weeks and set her up with a team to begin the publishing process. The first book in the trilogy follows the story of Jack and Lily. Lily is attacked one night and left for dead, but little did her attacker know that she would survive. With the help of Jack and his brothers Lily, learns to begin controlling her new shape shifting abilities when she’s abducted. Jack and his brothers go on the hunt to find and rescue her before it is too late. Tamed will leave behind the story of Lily and Jack and will instead follow the tale of Hunter who is mentioned briefly in the first book. “With pretty much all of my characters they’re slightly based off of people I know, even to the point their names are a little bit close. I kind of recycled a bunch of my friend’s names and then I based my characters off my friends I guess,” said Ward. “I think that’s the best way to build a character is if you can familiarize yourself with them. Then they seem I guess more real, to the writer anyway.” When her friends read the manuscript they knew right away that Lily was being referenced after Katie herself, something she hadn’t intentionally done. Ward said Shifted took her about three weeks to write, but she is finding that it is taking more time and more effort to complete her second novel. “I think because I wasn’t stressed out about trying to write it for other people, because it was just for my friends, that made it easier. Because I wasn’t concerned with making it perfect and I think that in the end helped, because it was just for fun,” said Ward. “I’m finding my second book a lot more difficult because there’s more expectations than there was with my first book.” For now Ward is working on seeing Shifted make its way into Wal-Mart and Chapters. Making writing a full time career would be ideal for the budding novelist, but something she deems as unrealistic. “You really see how hard it is to make money selling it, I mean I think I get like 10 per cent from certain places and then I get 50 per cent of e-book sales, but they’re like $3, so you have to really sell a lot of books,” said Ward. “Even just to see my book in print, I didn’t care how many sell, it’s just exciting to see my name and picture on a book and know that there’s a few people out there reading words that I wrote, it’s very surreal I guess.” Once she completes the Changer Trilogy, Ward would like to explore different genres. She is considering writing a historical romance series. She would like to branch out and try a couple of different genres and see where it takes her. Shifted can be purchased through Amazon.ca.
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Calling all talent
Shannon LeClair Times Reporter The Strathmore Talent Show is back, and they are looking for talent of all types to register. The show, which took a hiatus last year, is put on as a way to help raise funds for the Wheatland Cowboys and Cowgirls Rodeo Society. “We’re taking the first 20 eligible entries and they’re not necessarily (from) Strathmore and district. We’ve opened it up, we’ve put our posters up all over Calgary, Red Deer, Ponoka, everywhere,” said Chairperson Judi Wilson. “I would love to see dancers, I would love to see ventriloquists, I would love to see jugglers, acrobatics, that kind of stuff. It’s not a singing (show), even though it seems like that’s all we get.” This year Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall from Calgary is sponsoring the event, which will begin on August 1. There have been a few changes that are coming for this year’s show. One of the biggest changes is that the panel of judges has been done away with. It will now be up to the audience to vote for who they would like to see move on. The first show, on Aug. 1 with all 20 contestants, will be accompanied by a dinner at the Civic Centre. “Then after the audience votes, the top five acts will continue on and they will perform Friday night on the Encana stage. The audience will vote, and then the top four then will compete Saturday and so on until the final two on Monday, the last day of the Stampede,” said Wilson. “There is a $20 entry fee for all entries. They get to perform and a dinner (on Aug. 1) and they get tickets into the fairgrounds.” Each day after each act from the top five performs on the Encana stage, local songstress Kirstyn Johnson will perform for 20 minutes while the audience deliberates. Wilson said there is no age limit or maximum for contestants, she just hopes to see a wide variety of acts sign up. There is $1,500 in prize money up for grabs. All of the top five will get a portion of the prize money, though exact amounts are to be determined at a later date. Tickets are on sale now for the Aug. 1 show and can purchased through the Ag Society. They are $40 each and sponsor tables are $400. The doors will open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and the show will start shortly after dinner. The entry date deadline for the talent show is July 15. Anyone interested can enter by going online to www.strathmorestampede. com.
Rescue crews raft the rivers
The Alberta Animal Crew Rescue Society could be seen on the floodwaters as they searched for animals in need of rescue at the end of June.
Photos courtesy of Deanna Thompson
Young Gunz perform at Calgary Stampede
The Young Gunz trick riding team was honored to be part of this years Wild West Show at the Stampede. The team’s passion for trick riding grows every year as they tour the countryside from Saskatchewan to BC to perform. They put in a lot of hours training with Jerri Duce and Niki Cammeart-Flundra. Avery Aleman (10), Cora Croteau (8), Cooper Resch (11).
Photo courtesy of Christa Aleman
Strathmore Regional Arts Collective moving forward
vision; we want to identify all the artists and artisans in the region. We want to promote them and support them and we want to find a home for them, an arts It has been stated time and again that arts and cul- and culture centre. In doing these we also provide lots ture should be a priority for the town, and a new group of opportunities for all the citizens of Strathmore and region,” said Hebbes. in town is hoping to make that happen. After completing the process for the incorporation, On July 3 Brandy Hebbes, chairperson with the the board began strategic planning where they came Strathmore Regional Arts Collective (SRAC), spoke to council about collective. She gave a bit of background up with the specific words for their vision, mission, on how they came to be. In 2010 it was stated that it objectives, goals and active plans, as well as coming was time for all arts and culture groups in the commu- up with goals. One of the immediate tasks for the board is getting nity to begin collaborating. The Hope Bridges Society drove the efforts with a group of residents from vari- their name out into the community and letting people ous arts councils. A Community Arts Centre feasibility know they exist. One of the first ways they plan to do study was created and was presented to the public sev- so is by hosting an ‘Arts and Sounds in the park’ feseral times to find more groups who may be interested tival in Kinsmen Park on Sept. 28 from 12 noon until 5 p.m. in seeing an arts council formed in Strathmore. “The concept is to create a festival-like atmosphere Interest grew and that’s when Hope Bridges stepped away and let the group begin to build from the mo- with tents to house various artists and artisans who mentum of the feasibility study. TWO JOHN DEERE 4930will be open to public interaction. As well we will have Ground ongoing productions of various sorts in the amphitheA nine-person board was HIGH created, and the board Ground CLEARANCE SPRAYERS Application atre there at Kinsmen Park,” said Hebbes. then began the process to become incorporated, which Application with state of the art technology The festival will also see other artists, drama, musical happened on Aug. 31, 2012. 120 ft. boom for 1/3 less tracks and dancers give demonstrations in the Amphitheatre. “So we’re new but make no mistake we’re serious, The hope is to make the festival an annual event. we’re long overdue and we’re here to stay. We have a Shannon LeClair Times Reporter Hebbes said for now they want to keep it small and slowly grow over the next few years. SRAC has set a budget of $3,500 and Hebbes said they think they can fundraise the $1,000 through personal donations over the next few months. She then asked council for a commitment of $2,500, and asked them to have the town identified as a partner in the festival. Next year SRAC plans to look for grant funding; they missed the deadline this year by just a few days. Mayor Steve Grajczyk said in his travels to other communities he has seen firsthand how arts and culture are important. “I’m in favour of this, it’s just part of the whole community atmosphere and it brings everybody together,” said Grajczyk. Councillor Pat Fule, who had discussed bringing events into the downtown at the last council meeting, was excited about the proposal. “I really like the sound of it, I think it’s going to be one more thing that will bring the town to that area, it’s a beautiful park, it’s a great idea,” said Fule. A motion was made by council to partner with SRAC on the festival and to provide them with a grant of $2,500.
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Ben Sader was one of 14 Strathmore participants in this past weekend’s Sinister Seven Run, a 148 km trailrun through Crowsnest Pass, Alta. Sader’s team finished the race in just over 16 hours, at 11:35 p.m.
Strathmore bantam Thunder brought home a bronze medal on July 8 after competing all weekend in Wetaskiwin at provincials. The girls work hard all year round and look forward to a month off to enjoy their summer before practice starts up again.
Photo courtesy of Craig Fawcett
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Hayze Stevens (l) and sister Destiny travelled to Gallup, New Mexico from June 23-29 to compete in the National Junior High Finals Rodeo. Hayze was awarded a $1,700 scholarship from a team roping competition. Both ranked within the top five in the province, they will be competing in Canadian Finals in Nanton, Alberta from July 25-27.
Strathmore teams compete in Sinister Seven Race
Aryssah Stankevitsch Times Reporter The Sinister Seven Race consists of 148km in seven stages throughout trails of Crowsnest Pass, Alta. Contestants begin at 7 a.m. and are given until 10 a.m. to finish - the next day. “Everybody was quite happy,” said Ben Sader, part of a fiveman team to compete over the July 6-7 weekend. “A lot of people I think surprised themselves with how it was but how well they did. We had a lot of fun.” Sader himself completed the third leg (35 km) and seventh leg (12.8 km) for his team; he crossed the finish line at 11:35 p.m., giving his team an 18th place finish among 200 in total. He ran in the event last year as well. “The winning time was ludicrous,” Sader said. “They came in at 7:19 p.m.” Two other teams with members from Strathmore finished at 11:45 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. Most had not attempted in trailrunning previously, but had accomplished marathons before. “One of the participants said, I soon learned a few kilometers into the course that hill training around Strathmore did not prepare me for what I was up against,” Sader said. The elevation and drop together range 1670 m, and have stages from dry, hot, and exposed to wet and filthy. The first leg is featured over the debris of the Frank Slide, with boulders and rocks as large as some of the houses buried underneath. There is very little road, but the views (and passing the finish line) are very rewarding. Trailrunners can be part of a same sex team, coed team, or they can run individually. Out of the 200 soloists, only a third actually complete the race. “At one point, you’re just hoping to finish. You’re not even really caring whether you’re going to run across the line, you just want to be done. It’s not only an endurance thing; your legs just hurt differently than when you run for long distances because of the sharp ups and downs,” Sader said. “At some points, you’re just hiking at a slow speed up these hills.”
Stevens kids compete in National Rodeo in New Mexico
Aryssah Stankevitsch Times Reporter The National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in Gallup, New Mexico hosts 940 competitors from 41 states, five provinces, and even as far as Australia. It’s the largest junior high rodeo in the world, awarding $100,000 in college scholarships, and this year, Hayze and Destiny Stevens did Strathmore proud. From June 23-29, the brother-sister pair each competed in breakaway roping; Destiny finished 29th in the average, while Hayze finished in the 30’s, and earned a $1,700 scholarship in a supergoat dummy team roping competition with Crossfield’s Grady Quam. Not only that, but he and Quam also entered a rodeo in Pocatello, Idaho on the way down to Gallup, and beat out 20 teams of all ages for first place in team roping. Hayze previously had only been down to observe at the NJHFR, but said this year it felt much better to compete than to watch. How did it feel competing in a new, large arena? “I was really nervous,” Hayze said. “Yeah, I felt the butterflies.” Hayze, 14, will be heading to the Canadian Finals in Nanton, Alberta with his sister from July 25-27. To improve, he believes he needs to “be a little smarter in the arena I guess, be smart with my rope.” Thirteen-year-old Destiny went to the Canadian Finals in Manitoba last year, as well as Nationals in Gallup. She improved her standing in New Mexico, and hopes to do the same in Nanton this season. “I was probably both nervous and excited, just the fact that you’re competing against so many kids in one of the world’s largest rodeos,” she said. “Next year, for the junior high season, I’d like to make it back to Nationals and Canadians.” In the junior high group (Grades 6 to 8), kids must place in the top four within Alberta to qualify for Gallup, and must place in the top five to represent Alberta at the Canadian Finals. This year, Hayze was ranked second in the province, and Destiny third. The brother-sister team practice a couple times a week, and will be competing in team roping together in Nanton, along with individual breakaway. “I’m proud of both of my kids,” said mother, Crystal Stevens, who’s looking forward to seeing how her children will do on home turf. “After you go through the stresses of being in Gallup, yeah, it’ll be nice to be home, and they’re very familiar with this arena,” she said. “It’s just so comfortable for them.”
Photo courtesy of Crystal Stevens
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High Eagle Car and Truck Show
Morgan Lee Times Contributor The High River RV Park is hosting Gear Heads Custom and Classic Car and Truck show on Sunday, July 21. This is the event for car and truck enthusiasts who want to admire custom and classic cars in the extraordinary Rosebud Valley. The event is hosted by the Sonmor family, Jeanne, Ed and their son Lars, who have owned and operated the High Eagle RV Park for six years. The family are car aficionados themselves, working on “anything with an engine,” says Ed, so obviously, they’re very enthusiastic about running an event like this. Local cars and trucks are entered as well as entries from as far as Saskatchewan. The event welcomes all car and truck aficionados, both novice and experienced. It’s a day full of cars, trucks and fun with door prizes that are sponsored by local artisans as well as a 50/50 draw. Adding to the excitement is a live band that has been playing the event for three years. “They’re our feature band and they really play the good old stuff and some of the new stuff, some Credence Clearwater Revival and some Rockabilly, something to appeal to everybody,” says Ed. The atmosphere is laid back and “it’s kind of a sock hop on the grass and good burgers and all that stuff,” he said. But it’s not only the relaxing nature of the environment that is special, it’s the venue as well. Located in the Rosebud Valley, the High Eagle RV Park is an oasis in the midst of the badlands. “Just about every site is surrounded by wild roses … they’re in bloom and dogwood trees and the natural prairie habitat,” says Ed. “We’ve had so much rain this year it’s just one big sea of emerald here. As a matter of fact, our clients call it the emerald of the badlands when they camp here.” Ed also notes that despite the heavy rains there are none of those pesky bugs that could dampen a good weekend surrounded by nature. “Our camp is well manicured and green and mosquito free because we take preventative measures,” says Ed. Not only are the sights of the RV Park memorable, but the drive as well. There’s beautiful scenery as well as several paved roads that grant access to this event. “There’s beautiful paved access because a lot of people with high end vehicles don’t want to be driving down the gravel for obvious reasons, they put a lot of time and money into their paint and their chrome,” says Ed He mentions the 564 coming from Calgary or the 840 coming from highway 9 as great option to get there. For more information about High Eagle RV Park, you can go to the website (www. higheaglresort.com). To get more information or to register a vehicle, call Jeanne at (403) 677 2577.
The Strathmore U12 B Thunder baseball team hosted the U12 Fastpitch Provincials July 7 to 9. The girls finished in third out of the nine teams competing, walking away with the bronze medal.
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U12B Thunder earn bronze at Provincials
Aryssah Stankevitsch Times Reporter Strathmore hosted nine teams and over 130 girls from July 7-9, at the Ag Grounds for Alberta’s U12 Fastpitch Provincials. With a record of 4-2 in the tournament, the Thunder beat out Sherwood Park in the bronze game by a score of 15-8. Coach Vince Olson said finishing third in the province exceeded his expectations. “Our pitchers did really well,” he said. “The girls just staying positive and having fun was the most important.” Each year, the team tiers themselves; this season, they chose to go into B. The U12B girls were also city league champions in Calgary for U12 Division 1, going undefeated in playoff games, and beating West Valley in the final. Provincials were the end to their year; however, roughly 75 per cent of the girls will be on the team again for 2014 - and the season looks very hopeful. “We’re going to look into having a fall ball program once the summer’s over, for practice and development, just to keep them playing,” Coach Olson said. The Calgary West Valley Warriors were Provincial Champions this past weekend, surpassing the Sedgewick Oilers in the final.
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Goaltender Koadi Kozma attempts to make a blocker save in a game during the Canada West Cup tournament. His team finished third out of fourth overall this past weekend in Sherwood Park.
Aryssah Stankevitsch Times Reporter Alberta provided two teams in the July 4-7 Canada West Cup tournament, but both fell short to British Columbia and Saskatchewan; Alberta Blue went on to beat Alberta Red for bronze, for third and fourth finishes. “(B.C. and Saskatchewan) play seasonally together all the time,” said Wheatland Inline Hockey Association’s Lynne Kozma. “(Alberta) had practice Thursday, and one Friday, and then they started the games, so they only played a day and a bit together, whereas these teams have played years and years together, right? They’ve grown together.” Kozma’s own son goaltender Koadi
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Kozma, and forward/defenseman Matt Holkovic were named to Alberta Blue, while forward/defenseman Chris Rebeyka and centre Tate Barnett played for Alberta Red. All four boys were sponsored by Fuel Automotive and Accu Farm for costs of the event, after qualifying for the tournament which took place in Sherwood Park, featuring players 13 to 15-years-old. “Well, I really wanted to win, but I think it was a good experience,” Koadi Kozma said. “We could have had more practices probably.” Lynne Kozma says the boys made some new good friends and grew as players. “I mean, there’s always a bigger picture than winning,” she said.
Nine-year-old Adam Kirkpatrick will be participating in the AAU Junior Olympics and FIRS Youth World Cup, both in Huntington Beach, California, as part of the U10 inline hockey team. The Wheatland Elementary student is the only player south of Red Deer to be chosen to represent the province and the country.
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Aryssah Stankevitsch Times Reporter Strathmore’s own Adam Kirkpatrick will be representing not only Team Alberta’s inline hockey team, but also Team Canada, in Huntington Beach, as part of the AAU Junior Olympics (July 11-14) and the FIRS Youth World Cup (July 1518). This means that over an eight-day span, the young defenseman could be playing 12-16 games—in California heat. “I’m really excited, it’ll be fun. Like after our games, we get to go to Disneyland and stuff like that,” said Kirkpatrick, who’ll be going into the fourth grade at Wheatland Elementary this fall. Kirkpatrick is the only one from Strathmore to be playing on Team Alberta; that same team has been named to represent Canada in the Youth World Cup, facing off against countries such as Great Britain and Japan.
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The Anaheim Ducks will be providing transportation for the team, and they even own the facility where the tournaments will be taking place. Kirkpatrick plays ice hockey in Strathmore during winters, but made the cut for the U10 inline team after playing in Calgary. He previously has competed in provincials for inline. ““He’s always out in the garage,” said mother Kristi of her son. “He’s always out practicing his shot and his stickhandling—having fun.”
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U14 Thunder wrap up their season
Aryssah Stankevitsch Times Reporter This season, Strathmore’s U14 Thunder was divided into two groups: players born in 1999, and 2000. The 1999 girls lost in the finals of league play. The latter had a team record of 6-3, and lost in the semi-finals of the Calgary Minor Softball League, but finished second in the season. In tournaments, the U14 Thunder team was comprised of players from both groups—a team that won bronze at Provincials over Canada Day long weekend against Lacombe. “The provincial team was characterized by determined ball players that chose to excel and proved their ability as good softball players,” Coach Jason Sauve said. Sauve believes his team competed successfully at the B level, beginning with their opening tournament in Strathmore from May 18-19. “That went well for us. That was the first time we played of a lot of the teams that we saw multiple times after that,” he said. The Thunder’s June tournaments proved to be tougher for the girls; they placed third in Red Deer, and faced Division A teams in St. Albert. “It was the top notch teams of Alberta in that age group, and that was a lot more challenging. The girls learned a lot at the tournament, for sure,” Sauve said. He also noted that Strathmore is playing against towns that have 10-15 times the amount of people: “Most of the bigger centres, their best teams (Calgary and Edmonton) would play in the A Division, but Strathmore actually competed very well for the size of the town.” The girls started this season’s training very early indoors during the winter, and Coach Sauve feels that aided their performance. “That made us a lot stronger than a lot of our competition,” he said. “I think all the girls are looking forward to playing next year.”
The Strathmore Thunder U14B group, made up of girls from the 1999 and 2000 teams, finished third in the province this year, beating the Lacombe Matrix. The Thunder began training in the winter, which properly conditioned them for the summer season.
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for more information. Sing Your High Note Tuesdays 1 to 2 pm Hope Church Brent Blvd. OR Tuesdays 2 to 3 pm Continuing Care Unit at the hospital. 1-4 sessions $20 each; 5 or more sessions $10 each. Call Wanda to register 403-983-3640. Cheadle Lions Club Drop off your pennies or change off at the Civic Centre. “All proceeds raised goes toward local projects.” Strathmore Musical Arts Society If you love music and musicians and have a special soft spot for the Blues, you would enjoy being part of this group. Call 403-9344196 or 403-680-7721 to get on our phone or email list and be notified about meetings and upcoming events. Strathmore Elks Lodge #491 Meets 3rd Tuesday at the Strathmore Curling Club 6:30 pm. Steak Supper at 7 pm. New Members welcome. Call Greg 403-888-6155. Strathmore Homeschool Families Any Strathmore and Area familes that are homeschooling are invited to join our Yahoo Group. www.groups.yahoo.com/group/ strathmorehsfams Strathmore Hand in Hand Parent Link Offers FREE programming to kids 0-6 and their caregivers! Check the Town of Strathmore website Community Events section for programs and times! Located at 421-2nd St, across from Paragon Pharmacy. 690-1237. Community Futures Wild Rose In partnership with ‘The Business Link’ Attend valuable, low-cost learning sessions for small business owners in our video-conference facility in Strathmore. Phone: 403-934-8888 for info & to register. Strathmore Caregiver Support Group This is an opportunity for caregivers to find support and benefit from interaction with others in a similar situation. For more information or to register call Amy Yaneza at 403-361-7176. Happy Gang 55+ Seniors All inquiries please contact Val @ 403-901-9302 Free Tree for all New Born Babies Attention all infants – remind your parents to register your birth so a tree can be planted commemorating your birth in the Chinook Credit Union Birth Forest in Strathmore. Registration Forms are available at the Town office, Chinook Credit Union and Health Unit. (A Communities in Bloom Project) Meetings and Sewing Workshops The 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 7pm. We meet at the Strathmore Ag Grounds, Red Quonset. Looking for 100% cotton or flannel fabric donations to do some charity quilts. New Members Welcome. Contact Laurie at 901-0088 or Wendy 901-3756. Sunday School for All Ages Lord of All Lutheran Church offers Christian Education opportunities for ages 3 years to adult, on Sunday Mornings. All are Welcome! For more information please call Margo Sevick 403-901-2044 or call the Church Office at 403-934-2374. Go Green Upcycling Wednesdays 7 – 9 pm Hope Bridges Office 104 3rd Ave (at the library in May). Go Green Upcycling Thursdays 10 am to noon Hope Bridges Office 104 3rd Ave. 1-4 sessions $20 each; 5 or more sessions $10 each. Call Wanda to register 403-983-3640. Strathmore Country Gardens Club Meetings at least once per month. Tours, guest speakers, workshops and much more included in a membership. For more information visit www. strathmorecountrygardensclub. webs.com or phone Linda Pekrul 403-901-0017. Youth Club of Strathmore Provides youth (6-17yrs) with opportunities/activities that build positive relationships, strengthens and develops self-esteem and promote personal skill development through affordable and barrier free programs. Our programs include After The Bell, a homework program offered Monday to Friday from 3pm-6pm. Call the Youth Club for further info 403-934-4918 or www. youthclubofstrathmore.ca. Strathmore & District Agricultural Society Strathmorestampede.com, [email protected]
Office 403.934.5811 Fax 403.901.0299 Facebook: Strathmore Stampede Twitter: Strathmore Rodeo Seventh-day Adventist Church Meeting in the Lord of All Lutheran Church at 112 Lakeside Blvd,Strathmore. Saturday morning @ 10:00 AM. Pastor Ghena Girleanu, phone 403-983-0081. Wheatland Business Women Meet the second Tuesday of the month @ 8:00 am at Days Inn & Suites. New members welcome http://businesswomen.ca and follow us on Facebook. Call 403-324-6641. RCCG Peculiar People Assembly, 1 Peter 2:9 (KJV) meetings. Sunday Services at 10am & Thursdays Bible study at 7pm.Venue: 115 A 3rd Ave, Strathmore. PH: 403-667-7832, E-mail:
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Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Strathmore – open meetings Monday 8:00pm, Hope Community Church, Call 403-934-9570 or 403-901-6009. Strathmore Full Gospel Church – Closed meetings – Ladies, Tuesdays @ 7pm, Call 403-901-1163. Men’s, Tuesdays 8:30pm, Call 403324-0056. Open Step Meeting, Thursdays @ 8pm at Full Gospel Church, Call 403-361-9396. If drinking is a problem, please come to a meeting or all any of the numbers just to talk. Wheatland Whirlers Square & Round Dance Club Dances every Wednesday at Westmount School Gym, September to April. New Dancers: 7-8:30 pm; Experienced Dancers: 8-10 pm. Contact Dave or Claudia 403-934-5966. Stitch Together: Library Needle Arts Group Tues evenings (6:30pm-8:30pm) at the Strathmore Municipal Library (85 Lakeside Blvd.). Whether you love knitting, crocheting, embroidery or crossstitch, you are welcome to drop in and work on your project with others who share the same passion. Strathmore Regional Victim Services Society (SRVSS) SRVSS is looking for men and women interested in becoming front line victim advocates to provide support, information and referrals to victims of crime or tragedy. We need individuals interested in a challenging and rewarding volunteer experience who are caring and non-judgmental with a sincere interest in helping victims move past their immediate trauma. We provide extensive training in many areas, including sexual assaults, domestic violence, suicide, court preparation, and sudden death. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Lesley Hering at the Strathmore RCMP Detachment at (403) 934-6552. Website: www.strathmoreregionalvictimservices.com Are you concerned or affected by someone’s drinking? Strathmore New Hope Al-anon Family Group can help We meet every Thursday at 8 o’clock @ Lord of All Lutheran Church. 112 Lakeside Boulevard. (entrance at back door) For more information call our 24 hour help line at 403-266-5850.
The Community Crisis Society will be hosting their Annual Kiddie Karnival Fundraiser, on Canada Day at Kinsmen Park, between 11:00 - 2:00. There will be games, balloon animals, a Canada Day craft, hot dogs and drinks.
Strathmore FASD Parent Support Group At the Strathmore United Church. For more info call Pam @652-4776. Strathmore Lions Club Meets the first and third Thursdays at the Strathmore Civic Centre at 6:45 pm. Strathmore Writer’s Group Meets on the first Monday of the month at the Strathmore Municipal Library. Please find us on Facebook or email Sam at [email protected]
for more information. Strathmore Masonic Lodge #53 Meets the first Monday of each Month at 7:30 p.m. Call Glen at 403-901-6038. Website: www. strathmore53.com Strathmore Parent and Tot Playgroup Meets every Tuesday at 9:30 - 11:30 am. in the Strathmore United Church Basement. $1/child. Strathmore Full Gospel Church We’re a Pentecostal bible-based family church that has something for all ages. Call 934-2225 or visit www.strathmorefullgospel.com St. Michaels & All Angels Anglican Currently at interim location: 245 Brent Blvd. (North Door) 403-934-3017. Christ Alive in our Community. Sunday Morning Worship 11:00am. Strathmore Baptist Church Meeting Sundays @ 11am and Thursdays @ 7pm, Call Pastor David Blankenship for info 403-390-4431. Wheatland County Food Bank Society Food applications accepted at (403) 324-4335 Monday through Thursday 12pm to 4pm or through the website at: www.wheatlandfoodbank.com. Wheatland Rural Crime Watch Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each Month. Featuring guest speakers. For more information call 403-934-4055 Meals on Wheels Available in Strathmore. For information or to obtain this service please contact Wheatland FCSS at 403-934-5335. Strathmore Fun Runners Car Club Meets the first Wednesday of the month. New members welcome! Please call Todd at 403-934-0558 or Shawn at 403-901-9303 for info.
Wheatland Conservation & Wildlife Association (Your local fish & game club). Meetings – 2nd Thursday every month, 7:30pm at the Clubhouse. Call Larry at 403-934-4388 for more information. Strathmore District Health Services Auxiliary Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month @ 1:30 pm (excluding July & August). Lower level Conference Room at the Strathmore Hospital. New members welcome. For more info please call 403-934-4436 Strathmore & District Chamber of Commerce Meets the second Thursday of the month @ 7:00 p.m. All members welcome. Check web page for meeting location. For more information call 403-901-3175 or www.strathmoredistrictchamber. com. Come Fly With Us 903 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Sqn. meet Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the blue building and Quonset on the Ag grounds. Boys & Girls between 12 & 19 years welcome. Call Joanna Howard at 403-9835796 for more information. Storytime at Strathmore Municipal Library Mother Goose in the Park Tuesdays, July 9 – Aug. 27 (10:15am11:45am). Join ParentLink and the Strathmore Municipal Library each Tuesday for stories, songs, crafts and games! Free to attend, no registration required. Meet at the amphitheatre in Kinsmen Park. HIV Edmonton Providing support, education and advocacy for those infected with, affected by or at risk of HIV and AIDS for 25 years. Go to www. hivedmonton.com or call toll free 1.877.388.5742. Hope Bridges Society for Creative & Continued Learning Advocating for, and bringing together citizens of all abilities for meaningful relationships, friendships, & opportunities through the Arts holds Board Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM, at Unit 9, 104 – 3rd Avenue (the Leary Centre). Please contact Wanda at 403-983-3690, or 403-901-5081 (Cell) for further information about our work and upcoming events, if you would like to be added to our “friends/ contact” list, or visit us in our new office noted above. Chestermere and area Children (& Families) with Type 1 Diabetes. Our Goal is to create a group of mature, responsible members where we open our own homes as Safe Places for Diabetic Children to go to if ever in Diabetic Distress. Join the Facebook group
Booksale – Strathmore Municipal Library (85 Lakeside Blvd.) Friday, July 12 (noon-7pm) and Saturday, July 13 (10am-5pm). Shop for some great bargains and support the library too! Volunteers Needed for a Playground Installation. Westmount School, Installation Dates: July 13, 14 and 15, 8:00am to 5:30pm, Bring your shovel, drill, hammer and level
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There is a fund set up for cash donations through Bank of Montreal called the Siksika Nation Relief Find. Anyone with questions regarding donations and volunteering can call 403-734-5315. Donations can also be dropped off at the Deerfoot Sportsplex.
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SEEKING A CAREER in the Community Newspaper business? Post your resume for FREE right where the publishers are looking. Visit: www.awna.com/resumes_ add.php. MORGAN CONSTRUCTION & Environmental Ltd. - Looking for experienced Heavy Equipment Operators, Foreman and Project Managers for work in oilfield & heavy civil construction projects. Competitive wages, full benefits & opportunity for year round work. Please apply online at www.mcel.ca under the career section.
MORGAN CONSTRUCTION & Environmental Ltd. - Looking for experienced Heavy Equipment Operators, Foreman and Project Managers for work in oilfield & heavy civil construction projects. Competitive wages, full benefits & opportunity for year round work. Please apply online at www.mcel.ca under the career section. CASH DAILY for outdoor work! Guys ‘n Gals 16 years and up! No experience necessary; www.PropertyStarsJobs.com.
Message to all
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Do you work in the car business in Calgary? Do you have at least 3 years in automotive sales? Would you like to cut your commuting time? Would you like to work for a smaller franchise store? Then Strathmore Motors might be the place for you!
VAC & STEAM Truck Operator. Valid Class 1 or 3, Safety Tickets, Top Wage, Benefits, Camp Work, Experience an Asset. Email/Fax Resume: 780-458-8701, [email protected]
REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER needed for Lakeside Leader weekly newspaper in Slave Lake, Alberta. Please contact Joe McWilliams at 780-8494380. Email: [email protected]
$11.50 - $14.00/hour Please submit resume to 350 Ridge Road, Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5 or fax (403) 901-0016 or email: [email protected]
required for a busy shop in Strathmore.
Heavy Duty MecHanic
Fax resume to
Check out our ad on Calgaryjobshop.ca
Call Glenn: 403-934-3334 or email in confidence to: [email protected]
Standard Ag Society
is looking for a
Food SeRvIceS SuPeRvISoR
• • • • • speak, read and write english available between 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM 7 days per week (varying shifts 1 to less than 2 years food service supervisory experience high school diploma
Waste disposal & Port-a-Potties
for the 2013-2014 Season +
Full Time Position $13.50/hr
for the 2013-2014 season.
Chinook Credit Union Ltd – – Brooks or Strathmore Branch Employment Opportunity
tenderS for the kitChen
Must have a current Drivers Abstract, valid H2S and First Aid.
Please fax resumes to 403-934-5685 or email [email protected]
HIGH LEVEL SUPER A is currently recruiting for Full-time Meat Cutter. Applicants must possess the people skills and work ethic required to maintain positive relations with employees and customers. Applicants must have a minimum of two years retail meat cutting experience. The successful candidate must have completed Grade 12 (or equivalency) and must be able to provide a clean security clearance. If you have the skills and abilities to meet our expectations, forward your resume in confidence to: High Level Super A, 10300 - 103 Ave., High Level, AB, T0H 1Z0. Fax 780926-4620. Email: calvin. [email protected]
AN ALBERTA OILFIELD construction company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call 780-723-5051, Edson, Alberta. OPENINGS in Alberta areas for Highway Maintenance Class 1 or 3 Operators. Fulltime and part-time positions available. Fax resume to Carillion Canada at 780449-0574 or email: [email protected]
carillionalberta.ca. Positions to start Oct. 15, 2013. Please state what position you are interested in.
Manager, Marketing & Communications Full Time
Under executive direction, the position manages the design, development, and implementation of the credit union’s marketing & Communications strategy. The position evaluates member & staff surveys and market conditions, and competitor data, as a resource to assist in the implementation of the strategic Marketing & Communications direction of the credit union. Manages and oversees all external and internal marketing & communications, advertising and promotional activities of Chinook Credit Union Ltd. The ideal candidate must exhibit: • Organizational skills required to perform activities in a deadline driven environment, working with constant interruptions. • High energy and positive attitude. • Effective communication skills. • Solid Microsoft Office skills, experience in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and/or Photoshop an asset • Ability to receive direction from multiple individuals. NOW HIRING HEAVY HIGHWAY/ • Ability to deal with varying personalities of internal and external clients. HEAVY CIVIL PROFESSIONALS
Please submit resume to: Box 208, Standard AB T0J 3G0 or email: [email protected]
Call 403-934-0969 for more information.
How to apply:
• fax resume to 403-901-6002 • leave resume at the store
Town of STraThmore
Where Quality of Life is A Way of Life
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BUILDING MAINTENANCE OPERATOR
Competition No. TOS2013-06
To join Flatiron at our Edmonton location. The successful candidate must exhibit: • Excavator Operators Flatiron is one of North America’s fastest growing heavy • Positive attitude and excellent communication skills. • MSE Wall Foremen civil infrastructure contractors, with landmark projects • Grade 12 diploma plus one year of formal education or background and 12345 across Canada. We have established ourselves as a • Loader exposure in Operators a marketing environment • Skidsteer Operators builder and employer of choice. • Four to six years of job related experience or an equivalent combination Offering competitive compensation. • Dozer Operators of education and experience. Flatiron has been named Heavy Civil Contractor of the • Skilled Laborers Year in Alberta and has been recognized as a 2012 Best Please submit resumes to: www.flatironcorp.com Workplace in Canada People Solutions Department Administration Branch Please apply by sending your resume to Trevor Argue [email protected]
or fax (1)780-454-8970. Please indicate in your email which field you are 99 - 2nd Street West applying for. PO Box 1137, Brooks, Alberta T1R 1B9 Email: [email protected]
The Town of Strathmore is a vibrant and progressive community of 13,000 people, located on the Trans Canada Highway 40 km. East of Calgary. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the public works team. Reporting to the Operations Manager of Public Works, the Building Maintenance Operator performs a variety of work as relates to the preventative maintenance program which includes but is not limited to the repair of buildings and building systems which includes servicing, and minor troubleshooting of carpentry, electrical and plumbing requirements within Town owned facilities. The Town of Strathmore is an employer offering growth, a supportive and entrepreneurial environment, and opportunity to succeed. Duties will include but are not limited to: • Skillfully operates maintenance tools and equipment required in Facility operations as assigned, ensuring that they are properly maintained as per departmental standards. • Performs preventative maintenance procedures as per the preventative maintenance program on buildings and building mechanical equipment on a scheduled basis including but not limited to inspecting belts and seals, checking fluid levels, replacing filters, greasing bearings, and replacing or repairing minor broken parts. • Exercises discretion in identifying projects requiring the services of higher skilled crafts persons (contractors) and coordinates them for said task. • Recommends to Supervisor appropriate purchases of goods and services and inventory levels according to approved policies and budgets. • Provides assistance in non-routine repairs as may be required. • Completes daily, weekly, monthly and yearly checklists on buildings and building equipment maintenance procedures and maintains records of scheduled maintenance procedures as per the preventative maintenance program. Qualifications and Skills • Must have a minimum of Grade 12 education • Basic First Aid Certificate, WHMIS • Must possess and maintain a valid Alberta Class 5 Operators License • Ability to communicate and work effectively as part of a team and independently from time to time , with minimal supervision • Undergo successful Criminal Record Check Experience: Working knowledge of operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of buildings maintenance systems. “Hands-on” tool and equipment know how.
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We thank all applicants for their interest and will be in contact if we can offer an interview.
Flatiron is one of North America’s fastest growing heavy civil www.brandtjobs.com infrastructure contractors, with landmark projects across Canada. We have established ourselves as a builder and 12345 employer of choice. Offering competitive compensation. Flatiron has been named Heavy Civil Contractor of the Year in Alberta and has been recognized as a 2012 Best Workplace in www.flatironcorp.com Canada Please apply by sending your resume to Trevor Argue [email protected]
or fax (1)780-454-8970. Please indicate in your version email which field you are applying for. 3.75” wide • Excavator Operators • MSE Wall Foremen • Loader Operators • Skidsteer Operators • Dozer Operators • Skilled Laborers
NOW HIRING HEAVY HIGHWAY/ SO007027 HEAVY CIVIL PROFESSIONALS
To join Flatiron at our Edmonton location.
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Salary: The Town of Strathmore offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes the Local Authorities Pension Plan, and Health & Wellness Benefit. Salary to commensurate based on experience. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please forward your resume to: Shannon Cuff, HR Coordinator Town of Strathmore 680 Westchester Road, Strathmore, AB T1P 1J1 Phone: (403) 934-3133 Fax: (403) 934 -4713 Email: [email protected]
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Competition closes July 26, 2013.
NOW LOCATED in Drayton Valley. BREKKAAS Vacuum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers, Super Heater Operators with all valid tickets. Top wages, excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: [email protected]
Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959.
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INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT Operator School. No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Sign up online! iheschool.com. 1-866-399-3853.
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The STraThmore Branch of The royal canadian legion is in need of a
NEW ZEALAND, Australia, Europe: Dairy, beef, sheep, hog & cropping opportunities for young adults (1830). Apply now! AgriVenture arranges job & host, work permit, trainee wage, flights & insurance. Ph: 1-888-5984415; www.agriventure. com.
Nuvision Industries Inc. requires Journeyman or Apprentices - mig exp preferred, full time permanent positions Nuvision Industries offers a very competitive renumeration package based on experience and skill set. To apply forward resume and cover letter to: 403-901-2387 or e-mail to [email protected]
PO Box 450, Carseland, AB T0J 0M0 www.nvind.ca
head Bar STeWarT
Please drop off your resume at the Legion bar, in a sealed envelope marked confidential, to the attention of Guy Knappe, Bar Chair.
Available in Strathmore IMMEDIATELY
Part Time/ Seasonal
MUST be able to work Saturdays in the fall. Computer, Office and Agriculture Knowledge an asset. Please contact Bryan Danard [email protected]
or 403-934-1644 for more information
Custom feedlot & farming operation looking for full-time employees
Competitive wages including O.T and other Benefits. Valid driver’s licence and a good attitude a must. High school diploma an asset. Send resumes to: namaka farms inC. Box 2409, Strathmore, AB T1P 1K3 Fax (403) 934-6133
Re/max Realty Horizon Serving Strathmore & Area
• ½ acre lot • 3 Beds, 4 Baths • Finished Walkout Bsmt/Media Room • Gourmet Kitchen • Custom Built Estate Home
403-934-0781 [email protected]
View ALL my listings at www.careyrose.com
Double Double Strathmore Ltd. o/a Tim Hortons
310B Ridge Road, Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5
22 Wildflower CR C3572020 Strathmore Lakes $399,900 $899,722
102, 615 Third ST 2 Storey at Lakes of Muirfield $499,900 C3575292 $85,000
(10 positions) $11/hr, Full Time/Shift Work/Nights Overnights/Early Mornings/Weekends Apply by Fax: 403-934-6658 Or email: [email protected]
Food Counter Attendants
• 2 Beds, 1 Bath • Open Concept Bungalow • In-suite Laundry • In-floor Heating
- Bungalow with 2800 sq. ft. of living space - 2 + 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms - Walkout basement - Large lot - MLS®C3542521
3 Baths Strathmore Lakes $539,900 • 5•Beds, Hardwood
116 Hillcrest BV C3571522 $519,000
• Walkout Bsmt • BI Entertainment/ Speaker System • Stunning View
30 Muirfield BV C3559223 $435,000 15 km NW of Strathmore $539,900 • 4 Beds • 3 Baths
• Finished Walkout Bsmt • Golf Course • Hardwood & Granite
- 18 hole semi-private golf retreat & club house community - Walkout basement - Lots of upgrades - 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms - MLS®C3513077
Now Hiring Part-time Positions
Customer Service Representative
• • • • • • • answering phones assisting with pizza creation serving customers clean up and restocking must be available for evening and weekend shifts (no exceptions) opportunity for advancement for the right person year round position
Work close to Home
Work Location: Country Hills & Stony Trail N.E. Full time Customer and Office support • Strong Communication Skills • MS office is essential • Must be able to multi-task • Patience and positive attitude $ 15 - $ 17/hr to start. CITY & HWY Drivers Part time/Full time permanent. Day Shift, No weekends Class 1 Drivers $20-$22/hr depending on Experience Class 3 Drivers $18-$20/hr depending on Experience
- Open layout bungalow, finished walkout - A/C, infloor heat in bsmt - Solar equipped - MLS®C3540152
Near Lyalta C3540860 $529,900
• 3 Acres • 3 Baths • Hardwood • Custom Kitchen
- 1552 sq. ft. bungalow w/full basement - 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths - 3 acres - 20' x 40' heated barn - MLS®C3540860
• Shop/Barn Just Outside of Strathmore $134,900 • 3 Beds
• 4 Beds • Bsmt Suite • Att Garage • New Windows • Excellent Rental Potential
19 Green Meadow CR C3567681 $259,777
- Close to full service amenities - 4 acre parcel - MLS®C3509918
- Affordable townhouse with open floor plan • Ready to be - Fenced yard, oak kitchen - No condo fee Finished - 3 bedrooms - MLS®C3545948 • New Windows & Doors • New Appliances CArbon, Ab - 6-pLex AvAiLAbLe • 2 Beds #E 111 Fourth AV • 1 Bath $79,000 $69,000 $69,000
Rockyford C3557769 $89,900
• DRIVERS MUST HAVE OWN VEHICLE • vehicle must be in good repair • be available evenings and weekends Our delivery drivers also: • assist with answering phones • assist with pizza creation • assist with clean up and restocking How to apply: fax resume to 403-901-6002 leave resume at the store
45 Strathmore Lakes CR AttentIon: $79,000 $89,000 $79,000 Investors 349 Highland CI MLS C3545612 MLS C3545615 CarbonMLS C3545611 62 Muirfield BV 6-Plex buy one or buy All Six! C1022216 208 Ranch CL $359,000
• Buy one or buy all six!
122 Langdon AV 62 Covewood MR
Fax resume 403-450-8210
I’m never too busy for you!
Get your Classified Ads in the times! Call 403-934-5589
Strathmore Walmart now hiring
On the move with you!
21 Doubletree $119,900
FOR ALL POSITIONS
Apply in person at the Customer Service Desk
16 Doubletree $114,900 - Well appointed home complete with large 3 season SUNROOM, CENTRAL AIR, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Huge Kitchen, must see.
26 Doubletree $119,500
Welcome Home to Ranch Estates! Strathmore’s PREMIER adult living gated community. With an onsite manager, active homeowners association, community gardens, walking distance to Kinsmen Park, and shopping. Be as involved as you want to be in this well managed and friendly community. Call your favorite realtor today to have a tour of all this park has to offer.
Debbie Enslen • 403-852-5923
Welcomes New and Current Clients
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3 BEDROOM HOME IN BRENTWOOD. Large yard and shop. N/S,N/P, $1100 per month + utilities. Call 403-934-2265 on details
Shared accommodations/ bachelor suite. June 1/2013 600 per month with one year term! Includes everything except phone and insurance! Separate entrance and private! Call 403850-4593.
More affordable then renting! Must qualify for government subsidy. 3 Bdrm condo, 6 appliances, central air, many upgrades. Immediate possession. $176,537.00. Call 403-9363111.
Award Winning Experience Working for You!
Available 7 Days a Week!
3180 sq ft. shop for lease. Drive-through bay, 16 Ft Doors, Fenced Yard Space, Office / Lunch Room. Located in Strathmore’s Industrial Park. 403-9015299.
Steve Farran 403-901-9335
rockyford Strathmore Strathmore
Revenue Property 4 Plex $239,900
Nancy Stairs 403-934-1625
Strathmore Strathmore Strathmore Strathmore Strathmore Strathmore eaSt of Strathmore
Upscale Condo $239,900
Hang your Hat Here! $133,000
located Downtown $154,900
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Sun., July 14 3 Acre Estate 2-4 pm 2800 sq ft Unfinished full Basement Attached Double Garage Detached Double Garage High End finishing throughout Extra Large Wrap around Deck Basement and Garage have in-floor Heating Forced Air Heating Water Well (potable Test Available)
• Beautifully Maintained • Long term tenants • Mature Trees
• 1269 Sqft Walkout w/garage • 3 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath • Fully Finished
• 2 Bedroom, Mint Cond • All maintenance Included • MUST SEE! mlS# C3568993 Cul-de-sac Cambridge $364,900
• 2 bedroom, 1 bath • 756 Sqft on top floor • New Flooring and paint mlS# C3570586
Downtown Bungalow $209,900
approved for 4 Plex $229,900
Nonie Hall 403-934-0420
neW liStinG • 3 Bdrms, 2 Bath • Large Living room and Kitchen • Large deck backing greenspace!
Medicine Hat/Cypress Realty
• Large Lot • Attached Carport • Addition SunRoom mlS# C3544541
• Large corner lot • Close to Downtown • Services are already there!!
• 2500 sqft dev • 4 bdrm + den • Massive Yard mlS# C3543917
awesome Buy!!! $249,900
•1098 Sqft of Full Basement • 5 Bdrms, New Appliances • Completely Renovated
adult living $109,900
Bungalow in Beautiful neighborhood $349,900
exclusive location Crystal Ridge $211,900
no Back neighbors $323,900
• 1240 Sqft Bungalow • Double attached Garage • Immaculate w/newer exterior
• 1041 Sqft w/undeveloped basement • Nicely Renovated • 3 bedroom 1 1/2 Baths
•1188 Sqft fully finished •5 bdrms, fireplace •Gas stove, Beautiful kitchen
OPEN DESIGN, 3 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS. WALKOUT, FULLY FINISHED, ATTACHED GARAGE. BUY NOW & SELECT ALL INTERIOR COLOURS
DBl Garage - infloor Heat $199,000
Green Space, Path, immaculate Home $369,900
Stunning Custom Home!! $424,900
• 1340 sqft dev. • wood fireplace • upgraded kitchen
• 1875 SqFt on Main w/Fully finished basement • 5 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath • Double att. Grg w/RV Parking
• 4 Bdrms, 3 1/2 bath • 2550 Sqft Fully developed • Has absolutely Everything!!
• 4 bdrms, 3 bath • 1360 Sqft Fully Finished • Walkout to no back Neighbors!!
“Constantly Selling More Real Estate”
Canyon Creek (Strathmore) www.strathmorerealty.ca
Canyon Creek 403.934.2001
D D l l o o S S
• 4 Bdrm, 3 1/2 Bath • 1350 Sqft Fully Finished Bungalow • Breeze way to Dbl Att. Garage
View View View!! $359,900
Renovated Double Wide $179,900
one owner Home $134,900
• 3 Bedroom • Fully fenced pie lot • Oversize single garage
• Gorgeous Fenced and Treed Yard • 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath • 1126 Sqft w/sunroom
•1900 Sqft Developed Space •4 Bdrms, 2 Bath •Rear access and Close to Park
Perfect Home in awesome location!! $254,900
located Close to Schools
40+ adult living $129,900
exclusive Cul-De-Sac $409,900
Backs onto Green Space $369,900
Renovated Carseland bungalow. Many new features. Windows, doors, bathrooms, flooring, fixtures, deck, professionally installed RV pad with 220V. Huge finished garage.
• overlooking greenspace • Large open concept • Huge master, and bath mlS# C3574805
neW liStinG • 4 Bdrms, 3 1/2 Bath • Beautiful kitchen, Media room • Amazing layout, Massive yard
•5 Bedroom, 3 Bath • Oversized Double Att. garage •Infloor Heat New Shingles!
•1269 SqFt. 3 Bedroom • Large lot, Off street parking • Almost everything NEW!
The list goes on. A must see at $279,900.
• 1200 sqft • Built in 2008 • Bathroom, Laundry mlS# C1021537
• Maple Cabinets, Darker Hardwood •1400+ Sq Ft Bungalow in quiet cul-de-sac • Central Air Conditioning
eaSt of Strathmore
Spruce Park Commercial Bay in Strathmore $229,900
Better than new $349,900
6 acres m/l $155,000
5 acres m/l $150,000
•-15 minutes to Strathmore • Newly subdivided parcel • Loads of water for animals
•-Heritage site • Mature Trees • Just off pavement
104 3rd Avenue, Strathmore
“The Old Home Hardware Building”
“We Have You... on the Move”
Serving Strathmore & Surrounding Area
Remax Realty HoRizon
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+DD required. Heat & water 16,000 sq. ft. drive through LIMITED TIME Contact 403-533-3801 included. No pets. Call Keli ities. shop (8 bays) and 3400 sq. PRE BLITZ SALES OPPORTUNITY or 403-560-6265. 403-324-2944. ft. of office space ready to 15 - 7 Quality, Brand New go or will 399 build to suit.Road, Call Parksville Wembley CHINOOK II Condos - 1122 to 1233 sq. ft. $875/mo. Large 1 bdrm, Blake 780-778-0451. Contact Ian Lindsay & Associates 21, 701 Westmount Condo Living! A won& choose your new home today. All ~ from $175,000 furnished, includes all utilDrive will derful two bdrm adult remaining condos & townhomes EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY Townhomes - 1826 to 1910 sq.ft. ities. N/P, N/S. Responsible be sold. e choice is yours! Near Bright and spacious lifestyle unit, $995, 2 for the right person. Shared ~ from $270,000 tenants. 403-936-5541 or shopping, beaches and golf courses. 1 bedroom unit with appl, parking inc., coin accommodation, 1 bdrm 403-615-5678. 250.248.1071 1.888.243.1071 new flooring and patio. laundry in bldg, cable/ available in beautiful home, 101-897 Parking West Island Highway, Parksville, B.C.electricity extra. No included. Not 2 bdrm condo, 6 appli- overlooking Gray’s Park. remax-ﬁ rst-bc.ca pets $875 plus utilities. pets. Call Luella at 403ances, N/P, N/S, $1050/mo Shared kitchen, $600/ www.ianlindsay.ca Each ofﬁce W/D. independently Owned and Operated Emerald Management 934-5731 or Emerald + $1050 DD. Call Abe 403- mo + DD, all utilities includ& Realty Ltd. 403-237Management & Realty 934-7331. Available imme- ed. Call: 403-934-5227, or 8811. Ltd. at 403-237-8811. diately. cell: 403-901-9295. Randy Wilner - Strathmore Tim
2 bedroom trailer on farm site, 5 miles north & east of Strathmore. $900 rent + gas for trailer. No pets, references & lease required. Call 403-934-3196.
ED SALE VANCOUVER 2 ACRE LOT on Apavement in FOR SH warehouse with CHINOOK III.ON 1 bdrm $800/ 60’x48’ISLAND L S S Whitecourt’s prime industrial 19’x16’ office located in mth or 2 bdrm for $900/mo E C I subdivision. PR Blueprints for Rockyford. $1200/mo + util-
Large 2 bdrm duplex. $1100/mth plus utilities, close to downtown. References & security deposit required. No pets. Call 403934-3196. Westmount Drive Newly Renovated 2 bedroom townhouse units with new flooring, cabinetry and blinds. Great location - Includes washer/dryer and parking! No pets. Rents starting from $1100 plus utilities. Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. 403-2378811.
GRANDVIEW MODULAR Red Deer - Official Grand Opening! Over $300,000 in savings opportunities. Celebrate with us Saturday, July 6 at 7925B - 50 Ave., Red Deer. 1-855-347-0417; www. grandviewmodular.com. MID SUMMER Madness Sale! Cash back - furniture, deck, patio, camping packages. Spaberry promotion! You name it - we have it! Lowest prices on SRI Homes guaranteed. 30 years experience. Limited time offer! Call now for details. 1-877-3414422; www.dynamicmodular.ca.
2 vacant lots for sale. Sides are fenced. 50’x140’, 7000 sqft each. Across from 8 acre park, back lane. Architectural controls in place. Will accommodate large second garage. $150,000 ea + gst. Call 403-934-3196. ELINOR LAKE RESORT. 2.5 hours NE of Edmonton. All fully serviced lake lots reduced by 25% until July 31, 2013. Suitable for RV/ cabin/house or investment. Unserviced lots available for lease. Call 1-800-623-3990; www.elinorlakeresort.com.
More affordable then renting! Must qualify for government subsidy. 3 Bdrm condo, 6 appliances, central air, many upgrades. Immediate possession. $176,537.00. Call 403-9363111. For Sale in Strathmore, 2 bdrm Condo, recently upgraded, 5 appliances included. Lots of storage, close to park & school. $128,500.00. Call 403-650-2498. Lovely 1-BD/1-BATH updated condo in great no pet 30+ complex. Furniture can be included sale. $149,900. #107 43 Westlake Circle MLS C3532342 Call Karen Crosby, First Place Realty 403-680-0424.
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STRATHMORE Three-bedroom mobile home on LOT THAT YOU OWN! Vacant Nice Condition
399 Wembley Road, Parksville
Call Shauna For All Your Real Estate Needs.
Contact Ian Lindsay & Associates & choose your new home today. All remaining condos & townhomes will be sold. e choice is yours! Near shopping, beaches and golf courses.
Shauna Kenworthy 403-803-4605
101-897 West Island Highway, Parksville, B.C.
250.248.1071 1.888.243.1071 www.ianlindsay.ca
Each ofﬁce independently Owned and Operated
Jim & Jody Buckle
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small town Living in Carseland $139,900
Langdon Condo $275,900
• Bright and cheery condo in Langdon •2 bdrms, 2 full baths • Master bedroom has 4 piece ensuite • Partially finished lower level
Mobile Home to be Moved
• Nice Clean 3 bedroom 2 Bath • Over 1200 Square feet. • Year Built 2002 MLS# C3548987
To View Call Jim
Right On the Corner, Right on the Price! • Perfect Start, 1028 Sq. Ft on the main. • 2 bedrooms....2 Baths! • Huge Kitchen with Island • Double Front Attached Garage • Beautifully Landscaped!
• 14.8 Acres with a great view! • 1188 Sq. Ft. 3 Bedroom Bungalow • New Basement, Well and Septic! • Gorgeous Hardwood & Stainless Appliances •Double Garage, Easy Commute!!
Dreaming Of The Country?
• Custom built 1431 sq.ft.
home • Large canal lot with mature trees • 3+1 bdrms, 3 full baths • Fully finished walk-up basement
Custom BuiLt on CanaL - $419,000
• Backs onto school ground •3 bdrms, 1 ½ baths •New hardwood in living room •Partially finished lower level
strathmore Lakes estates $399,900 •Gorgeous 1600 sq.ft. bungalow •Fully finished •3+2 bdrms, 3 full baths •Tons of upgrades!
CamBridge on greenspaCe $364,900
• Immaculate fully
• 2+2 bdrms, 3 full baths • Walk-up basement • Quiet location
Reno’d Bungalow in Gleichen
• 3 + 2 bdrm Bungalow w/ bath • Upgrades, New Appl & flrng • 1 block to the school
• Over 1500 SQ. Ft./3 Bedrooms • Great Reno’s • Dble. Garage & Sing. Garage
Easy Drive... 19.7 Acres
• 7.7 Acres Backing on to Golf Course •Park like Landscaping... 1 Minute to Strathmore! • 1620 Sq.Ft. Cedar Log Home • Total of 3 Bedrooms and 3 Baths!! • Attached indoor Swimming Pool and Hot Tub • 32 x 48 Heated Shop and Double Att. Garage!!
Acreage Living At It’s Best!
speargrass BungaLow $375,000
• 2600 sq.ft. of developed living space • 2+1 bdrms, 2 full baths • Fully finished • Backs on to 9th fairway
roCkyford BungaLow $184,900
• 3+1 bdrms, 1 ½ baths • Fully finished • Great floorplan • Single detached garage
Your Local Realtors with the Calgary Connection!
REALLY, REALLY NICE! $264,900
OVER 1670 SQ FT. ON MAIN MAIN FLOOR FAMILY ROOM, 3 BDRM, RV PARKING IN REAR OVERSIZE SINGLE GARAGE
WHY NOT HERE? $217,000
WELL BUILT 1440 SQ FT. BUNGALOW, 3 BDRMS, 2 BATHS, MAIN FLOOR LAUNDRY, GARAGE & CONCRETE PAD FOR RV PARKING. CALL ROCKYFORD HOME!!
Custom Designed Hillside Bungalow. 1720 sq. ft. Main and fully Dev. Lower. Maple, Travertine, Granite and more. Great Strathmore Location!
THE WORKS AT $479,900!
3 MANICURED ACRES
1500+SQ.FT BUNGALOW FULLY DEV. LOWER FULL WALKOUT, CENTRAL AIR. HEATED ATT. GARAGE, SHOP
Spotless family home Walk out on third Custom entertainment centre Huge back yard and deck.
Call lorna Phibbs 403-874-7660 to buy or sell!
Custom Designed 5 Bdrm Home. Over 1500 sq. ft. Full Walk out Fully Finished Professionally!!
GRAND POINT ESTATES $439,900!
LARGE ONE BDRM UNIT ON THIRD FLOOR IN LAMBERT VIEWS OF THE SUNRISE, AND LAKE FROM BALCONY ENJOY PARTIES, POOL & WOODWORKING OPTION TO PURCHASE SINGLE GARAGE.
LIFESTYLE PLUS! $143,900
Neat and Clean Bungalow 18x24 Garage Fenced Yard Lots of Trees and Perrenials Still Easy to Commute!
32 Years Experience
DOUBLE PINE LOG HOME 24 X 36 GARAGE 40X56 SHOP
Immaculate Mobile Land Included Three Bdrms, Gyprocked, Shop or possible Garage.
ONE AND HALF STOREY VIEWS OF MOUNTAINS VIEWS OF GOLF COURSE ONLY 10 MINUTES TO CALGARY
SOUGHT AFTER! Gorgeous Triple E 220 sq. ft. Addition Gated Community
106 - 304 - 3rd Ave., Strathmore [email protected]
JUST LIKE NEW!! $104,900
IMPECABLE MODULAR IN RANCH ESTATES AIR CONDITIONING, EXTERIOR BLINDS, 3 BDRMS, GREEN SPACE
CUSTOM DESIGN CONCRETE FINISH FABULOUS TWO STOREY BONUS ROOM, GAMES ROOM 4 BDRMS, 4 BATHS, AND THE LIST GOES ON
Many options on this parcel of land, 25 minutes east of Calgary. $599,000.
ATTACHED SOLARIUM, FABULOUS PARK LIKE SETTING. JUST SOUTH OF STRATHMORE.
CUSTOM SPLIT 3 ACRES $624,900
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18 Spruce Park Drive, Strathmore, AB
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email: [email protected]
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Light Construction & Garden Equipment • Trenching New & Used Equipment • Sales & Service
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403-934-5139 • fax 403-901-6265
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furnace & duct
Full Service Mobile veterinarian Equine Veterinarian [email protected]
Dr. Ty Focussing On:Corbiell Phone: 403.934.0297 Fully Licensed and Insured by CDJA and AVLA Equine Veterinarian - Advanced Lameness Diagnosis Fax: 403-814-0174 Strathmore Chamber of Commerce Member Performance Dentistry [email protected]
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Furnace Replacement • Repairs & Maintenance Air Conditioning • Certified HVAC Technicians Plumbing • Duct Cleaning
Handy Kinda Guy
• Painting • Plumbing • Small Renovations • Decks & Fences • Bathrooms • Flooring • General Maintenance • Basement Renovations Call BoB 403-861-7822
“Your Painting Pro”
Painting since 1975
Specializing in Repainting (Inside / Outside) Residential • Light Industrial • Commercial
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Our Team aT YOur Service!
O 403.901.1137 C 403.880.3299
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water well drilling
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• Water Well Drilling
Drilling Co. Ltd
• Pump Systems: Supply, Install & Repair • Water Conditioning Equipment
Time To LisT
If you want a full time, full service realtor, give me a call today!
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Canyon Creek (Strathmore) www.strathmorerealty.ca
July 12, 2013 • Strathmore Times • Page 31
Robert Desjardins 403 934-5533
"The Sign of experience"
CaLL robert & taMara
ThE COURTyARD! ADULT LIVING AT IT'S fINEST fOR $222,900!
2 Bed, 2 Bath Heated Parking Loads of Amenities...
Strathmore & area 24 HR. REAL ESTATE HOT LINE
CaLL ChantaLe CaLL SheiLa
Keith Garrioch 403 333-8411
Own Your Own Track Huge Bungalow on 80 Acres just West of Hwy #9 Includes Paddocks/Barn/ Indoor Riding Arena
CALLING ALL hORSE TRAINERS
NEED MORE SPACE? ExTENDED fAMILy? Quiet Cul-De-Sac Perfect Set Up For Your Family Plus Your University Age Kids or Snow Birding Parents
No need to look any further! This wonderful, immaculate fully developed home in Hillview is waiting for you! 3 bdr, 3 bathrooms, air conditioning, Large kithchen open to eating area which accomodates a big table, living room, enormous family room, loads of storage space etc.
CaLL robert & taMara
La Shaun Andrews 403 850-4593
4 Acres With Mountain View Services to Lot and Well is Drilled! Chestermere Area
OWN yOUR OWN PIECE Of ALBERTA
SEARChING fOR AN OPPORTUNITy fOR SWEAT EqUITy?
Handyman Special, 3 Acres, $99,900!!!
Beautiful open concept bungalow in Cambridge! Backing onto green space and walking path. Fully developed with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 fireplaces, Huge kitchen with island and breakfast bar open to the living room and eating area. Large entryway and mudroom, large family room, and the list goes on.
CaLL robert & taMara
SURROUNDED By SERENITy
8.5 Acres with Mature Trees Bordering the Canal Fully Developed Bungalow with UPGRADES Come see your new oasis!
Sheila Bassen 403 361-0390
Former Show Suite 2 Bed, Bright, Spacious, Fenced Yard, App Inc Central Loc, Imm Poss!
NEW CONDO $168,900!
Close to Strathmore and Calgary, This quaint home could be perfect for you. 3 bdr, 2 baths, large laundry area, good sized kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Huge yard with mature trees. Heated Qounset/Garage with storage loft!
Great Curb appeal on the outside! Beautiful on the inside! Fully developed bi-level in Hillview. 4 bdr, 3 baths, 3 fireplaces, open floor plan, huge kitchen with loads of cabinets and counter space, pie shaped lot, etc, etc! This home is Stunning!
CaLL robert & taMara
NEW LISTING CORNER PIE LOT
Tons of Potential Home and Garage and Great Location $159,800
Tamara Desjardins 403 874-6486
CaLL robert & taMara
Chantale Hill 403 325-3860
ALL DO fREE
"At Aztec Real Estate we have a team of dedicated full time Associates here to help you with all your real estate needs. Our primary full time focus is to make sure your real estate needs are completely looked after." Whether you are a first time Buyer or Seller or have bought and sold several properties you can trust the Aztec team of professionals and their full time dedication to your real estate goals.
AzTEC REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Ron Kaechele 403 934-1097
CaLL La Shaun
PARk AT yOUR BACk AND SIDE WITh BEAUTIfUL WALkOUT TO STUNNING yARD! fULLy DEVELOPED 4 BEDROOMS 3 BAThS $427,900!
AZTEC REAL ESTATE INC. PUTTING YOU, OUR CLIENT, FIRST! SELLERS AND BUYERS WANTED!
Backing ONTO PARK/ GREENSPACE!!! With over 2000 sq. ft. of living space. 2 bedrooms up and 2 down. Nice size Kitchen/dining area and adjoining Bright Living Room. Boot/Mud Room...Main Floor Laundry. Family room/Games Room. Dbl attached garage. New appliances/Washer/Dryer!
BUyING OR SELLING CALL US fIRST
Paul Kautz 403 875-4166
CaLL La Shaun
BEAUTIfUL SPEARGRASS GOLf COURSE ALL LOTS WITh VIEWS, STARTING AT $70,000!
GREAT NEIGhBOURhOOD CLOSE TO SChOOLS AND ACROSS fROM PARk, BEAUTIfUL DECOR, fULLy DEVELOPED BUNGALOW $369,900!
BEAUTIfUL fULLy DEVELOPED WALkOUT BACkING TO NATURAL RESERVE WITh VIEWS ALL AROUND. TOTALLy UPGRADE IN SIDE AND OUT WITh AMAzING ExTRAS!
TWO hOMES fOR PRICE Of ONE
1.7 acres, 10 minutes from Strathmore. Main home has 5 bedrooms, 2nd home has two. Great value $499,900
Call Ron Kaechele 403-934-1097
hOME SWEET hOME hILLVIEW TOO! $334,900 3 BDRMS, 2 BATHS, HARDWOODS, WAITING FOR YOU TO COME AND ENJOY!!
CaLL La Shaun
Ryan Kautz 403 875-1170
CALL RON kAEChELE fOR yOUR fREE hOME EVALUATION. 403-934-1097
IT’S ThE DETAILS!
OVER 2370 SQ FT 2 FIREPL. , 4 BDRMS ALMIRA APPLIANCES $469,900
BACkS ONTO GREENSPACE! $299,900
• Beautiful family home • 3 bdrms, 2 ½ baths • 2 years new! • Quick possession possible
• Immaculate fully
BACkS ONTO GREENSPACE $364,900
• 2+2 bdrms, 3 full baths • Walk-up basement • Quiet location
CaLL La Shaun
Shauna Kenworthy 403 934-5533
Nearly 3000 sq. ft on main and top story. Full basement. 4 car garage. Mother-in-law detached home. Future rental suite also. If space is your need, here is your solution $729,900
Call Ron Kaechele 403-934-1097
3 ACRES, 2 hOMES
CaLL La Shaun
Tracy Larsen 403 901-9143
LOOkING fOR A LARGE fAMILy hOME 5 BEDROOMS, 3 BAThS LOADS Of ROOM ON LARGE LOT BACkING TO COUNTRySIDE $319,900!
1/2 ACRE hOME AND ShOP
1800 SQ. FT. HOME 1740 SQ. FT. GARAGE/ SHOP, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, Fully developed basement. Amazing features - a must see $524,000
Call Ron Kaechele 403-934-1097
SOLD SOLD SOLD
SPOTLESS UNIT VIEW OF LAKE AND GOLF GARAGE
CaLL Shauna CaLL Shauna
RENOVATED & SPOTLESS! $187,400 • 1206 sq.ft. • 3 bdrms, 1 bath • New maple kitchen • Too many upgrades to mention hILLVIEW SPLIT $349,900
DOUBLE GARAGE 3 BATHS, 3 BDRMS GREAT LOCATION STUNNING, JUST LISTED - $124,900
CaLL La Shaun
Lorna Phibbs 403 874-7660
fULLy DEVELOPED WALkOUT WITh WEST VIEWS, 3 CAR hEATED GARAGE, SIMPLy STUNNING hOME $584,900!
House and garage Large flat lot Two bedrooms All appliances Only $129,900
Call Ron Kaechele 403-934-1097
GORGEOUS RANCH EST. MOBILE, 18X22 GARAGE, MINT CONDITION (2003)
• 1800 sq.ft. of living space • 3 bdrms, 2 ½ baths • Large sunken family room with walkout • Spacious country kitchen
• 1506 sq.ft. upgraded bungalow • 3 bdrms, 2 full baths • X-Large kitchen with loads of cabinets • Granite and ceramic tile
hILLVIEW SPLIT $349,900
fOR ALL MLS LISTINGS VISIT OUR WEBSITE
Ashlee Samaska 403 990-4962
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No Documentation Fee, No AC Tax, No Tire Tax, No Vehicle Prep Fee...
2013 DoDge Journey r/T AWD
• All Wheel Drive • Leather • DVD • U-Connect • Aluminum Wheels • Back Up Camera
29,588 or $166/bw*
2013 DoDge DArT Se
• Power Windows • Power Locks • U-Connect/Blue Tooth
16,998 or $94/bw*
2013 DoDge grAnD CArAvAn SXT
• Full Stow N’ Go • DVD • Rear Heat and Air Conditioning • Power Window Package • U-Connect • Back Up Camera
26,599 or $149/bw*
139 EAST LAKE CRESCENT
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Prices based on all rebates to dealer. Payments based on 96 Month 3.99% finance. GST not included, Prices include freight PDI & Full Fuel Tank! Vehicles not exactly as illustrated.