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  1. 1. Vol. 7, No. 2, Tuesday, November 8, 2011Vol. 7, No. 16 Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Your news this week: Chipman 4-H beef calf tour - Page 7 Lamont Fish & Game youth - Page 8 Family Day fun in Bruderheim - Page 9 Read us online at www.lamontleader.com twitter.com/lamontleader Local AUPE holds wildcat strike General support staff stages protest outside Lamont Health Care BY MICHELLE PINON Editor Even as Carol Palichuk was writing out messages on picket signs for 26 members of the local chapter of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) who walked off their jobs at the Lamont Health Care Centre last Thursday, Feb. 16th, she predicted the wildcat strike wouldn’t last long. Palichuk, the local council representative, told the Lamont Leader members of the general support staff were follow- ing suit behind their counterparts at the Royal Alexandra Hospital who began picketing earlier that morning. The AUPE members have been without a contract since last April, and recently 93 per cent rejected Alberta Health Services (AHS) offer. “We went back to the table after they offered us less money,” added Palichuk. She said the original offer was a cost of living increase over three years at zero per cent, two per cent, and two per cent; and the next offer was lower at zero per cent, two per cent, and zero per cent. Three years ago, members received an increase of five percent per year over three years. Palichuk also pointed out that AHS has also cut back on benefits, which was another reason why they left their posts shortly after 10:30 a.m. Picketing is “scary, but everyone is standing together. It’s encouraging to see mem- bers sticking together for the same cause.” Jeannie Nearing, a service aide, who has been working at the health care centre for the past four and a half years, said they, (members), just want to be paid what they’re worth. “We’re showing that we’re willing to fight for our jobs.” The types of jobs the general sup- port staff perform include: laundry, housekeeping, unit clerks, surgical processors, maintenance, dietary, and recreational aides. “It’s my second day on the job,” said Tiffany St. Jean, who never expect- ed to be taken off the front line and onto the street. Despite the fact, St. Jean is just learning her job in the house- keeping and laundry area, she would like to be treated like equals. According to Palichuk, general sup- port staff are among the lowest paid workers, despite the fact they are the backbone of the system. There were several passing motorists who agreed with their actions, voicing their support to mem- bers. One motorist even handed a worker a $20 bill. Also, on the scene near lunch time was Krista Brzezicki, a provincial exec- utive representative for Local 43, who came to show her support, and also let members listen to an official statement on her phone from AUPE President Guy Smith. She also used her phone to order coffee and pizza for members who had congregated outside the health centre at the corner of 53rd Street and 52 Avenue. They also marched down main street later in the afternoon until Palichuk received a phone call around 4:30 p.m., calling members back to work. They were not legislated back to work, but AUPE and AHS did reach an agreement to have health care employ- ees across the province return to work with a guarantee there would be no legal action or workplace discipline taken against them. At 4:45 p.m. the AUPE issued a press release from Smith stating: “I am now calling on all of our GSS members to return to work immediately in order to ensure they are protected.” The agreement will also “restart negotia- tions” between the two sides with a binding mediation/arbitration process with labour arbi- trator Andy Sims. Addressing members Smith stated: “It is impor- tant for every one of you to know that you can go back to work with your heads held high. Your action allowed us to secure a process that will be binding on AHS, and we are confident that the arbitrator we selected will maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness in the negotiations.” While the strike did disrupt a num- ber of services at the health centre, chief executive officer Harold James stated: “We were able to manage fairly well.” James went onto say that a number of surgeries had to be cancelled, and some diagnostic tests had to be redi- rected, that food services were not dis- rupted. Even though the strike was “stress- ful” James said he did respect the gen- eral support staff’s right to strike, and welcomed the workers back when they returned to work. “You don’t want these things to happen, but it does happen,” added James, who respects the workers’ choices, and in turn, he hopes they respect them. Members of the local chapter of the AUPE were picketing outside of the Lamont Health Centre last Thursday morning. They were protesting Alberta Health Services latest contract offer.
  2. 2. 2 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Lamont PlayschoolLamont Playschool Presents Funny Money CasinoFunny Money Casino Dance & SupperDance & Supper Saturday, March 3rd At 5:30 p.m. Lamont Community Hall Tickets $35 per person (No Minors) Tickets available at: The Lamont Leader or from playschool parents For more information contact: Katie 780-242-1045 or Brandi at 780-896-3955 Door PrizesDoor Prizes RafflesRaffles 50/5050/50 Silent AuctionSilent Auction BY MICHELLE PINON Editor Welcome news. The province’s recent announcement to incr- ease the amount of money it allocates to municipalities for roads, recreational facilities, water and sewer upg- rades and community centres. The Towns of Lam- ont, Bruderheim, and Mundare as well as Lamont County will be benefitting directly from the $10 million increase to the Municipal Sustai- nability Initiative (MSI) allocations in 2012, and local rep- resentatives could- n’t be happier. B r u d e r h e i m Mayor Karl Hauch said the town is “extremely appre- ciative of assistance from the Gove- rnment of Alberta, and this grant pro- gram in particular. In 2012, Bruderheim will be receiving just over $298,000 in capital funding and $76,000 in operating funding under the MSI program. “Our MSI allocation has stayed consistent from 2011 and 2012,” stated Hauch. “We appreciate the flexibility offered under the MSI grant, and have been actively asking for increased flexibility and streamlined application processes to make the program more efficient,” added Hauch. The MSI program, allows municipalities to use the funding either before or after completi- tion of projects and pro- grams. “The MSI grant has allowed us to fix our roads and sidewalks, helped us build a new fire hall, and provides us with some support with our operating budget which helps us keep our property taxes lower for our residents.” Since 2007, MSI has provided $3.1 billion of longterm funding to enhance municipal sus- tainability and helped enable municipalities meet the demands of growth. Town of Mundare chief administrative offi- cer Colin Zyla can attest to that as capital funding has been used towards the main street rehabili- tation and the completi- tion of the lift station at the Whitetail Crossing development. In 2011, the Town of Mundare received a total of $221,165 for capital projects, and $27,506 for operating funding. In 2012, the amount of capi- tal funding is $224,500 and $56,692 in operating funding. Mundare Mayor Mike Saric, said the MSI funding is “crucial” and accounts for about 30 per cent of the town’s total revenue. “It’s nice to know we have predictable long- term funding, and it makes it possible to plan ahead,” added Saric. It also contributes to the growth of the com- munity, as the town is able to continue to offer a variety of services and amenities for existing residents as well as assist in attracting new resi- dents to the town. Saric is also pleased the town has increased in population from 823 to 855 according to the lat- est federal government census statistics based on the year 2011. The Town of Lamont will be receiving $361,588 in capital fund- ing and $96,767 in oper- ating funding in 2012. According to finan- cial officer Robert Mu, MSI allocation have played a very important role in the town from a financial perspective in the past, and will contin- ue to do so in the future. MSI made the paving of 54 Street and the area north to the hospi- tal possible. The operating portion of the grant has also been used to offset the operat- ing losses of the recreation centre in previous years. Mu adds that MSI contributions will also be used over the next three to four years to pay for the new town office. While Lamont County Reeve Wayne Woldanski had not seen the num- bers at the time late last week, he did say it was good to see an increase in the MSI funding. In 2012 Lamont County will receive just over $1.4 million in capi- tal funding, and more than $286,000 in operat- ing funding under MSI. “The increase is cer- tainly welcome,” added Woldanski. He said MSI has allowed the county to purchase graders, road construction equipment, and to complete internal road projects over the past four years. “It does have a big impact on our budget.” And since municipal officials will be review- ing budgets over the next couple of months, it may afford them a few more items than originally planned. So it seems the wel- come news is just in time as municipalities will be grappling with budgets over the next couple of months. - Local communities to reap benefits of funding Province tops up 2012 MSI funding allocations For the past couple of months public works staff with the Town of Lamont have been changing out water meter heads. Town foreman Richard Chernyk says switching out the heads will result in significant cost savings for the municipality in the short and long term as staff will no longer have to manually check the meters at each residence. “It’s a huge time saver.” As staff drive by resi- dences, readings pop up on the screen of a lab top computer. Those read- ings are then transferred into files at the town office, and can be cross- referenced at the push of a button. Instead of taking eight hours to read water meters, an entire subdi- vision can be completed in a matter of minutes. With new technology, the meters can be read via vehicle as it drives through the streets. The new LCD meters are completely digital and tamper proof, points out Chernyk. The new meter can be read faster via electronics, are more accurate, and can be test- ed for leaks, he adds. A total of 91 resi- dences in the Campbell subdivision have had the new water meter heads installed, and another 150 will be installed in the Edna subdivision this year. The new heads cost on average of $185 each, and will be changed out gradually over the next couple of years. New water meter heads installed “The MSI grant has allowed us to fix our roads and sidewalks, helped us build a new fire hall, and provides use with some support with our operat- ing budget which helps keep our property taxes lower for our residents,” said Bruderheim Mayor Karl Hauch
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  4. 4. 4 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Opinion Published every Tuesday at Lamont, AB Serving the Communities of Andrew, Bruderheim, Chipman, Hilliard, Lamont, Mundare, RR4 Tofield, Star and St. Michael *Advertisements designed, set and produced by The Lamont Leader, as well as pictures, news, editorial content and other printed material are protected by copyright and may not be used without the written permission of the The Lamont Leader. Subscription Rates: Local: $35.18 per year USA: $96.81 Overseas: $187.25 Call to find out about our ONLINE SUBSCRIPTIONS Kerry Anderson Publisher Michelle Pinon Editor Jodie Derksen Office Manager/ Ad Sales Tracy Harding Office Manager/ Ad Sales 5038 - 50 Avenue Box 1079, Lamont, AB, T0B 2R0 Phone 895-2780 - Fax 895-2705 Email: lmtleader@gmail.com Send your Letter to the Editor to: The Lamont Leader lamontnews@gmail.com Box 1079, Lamont, AB T0B 2R0 Fax: 780-895-2705 Letter to the Editor The Government's Throne Speech commits to multidisciplinary, co- mmunity based family health clinics as a way to alleviate pressure on our hospitals. The Lung Ass- ociation supports the new team based app- roach and believes that prevention and educa- tion must be a major focus of this new deliv- ery model. Prevention is key to alleviating stress on our system. Managing chr- onic lung disease is a good example of how effective prevention can be to keep people out of emergency rooms, away from hospital beds and add quality to the lives of those whose health iss- ues can be debilitating. A conservative esti- mate of Albertans with chronic lung diseases like Asthma and COPD would populate a city more than half the size of Calgary or Edmonton. Children or adults in crisis because they can't breathe rush to Emer- gency. Their situation can be life threatening, so they jump to the head of the treatment queue. People with COPD are often admitted and may stay an average of 13 days at approximately $1000 per day, that's over $13,000. A prevention pro- gram of early detection, education and rehabilita- tion will empower these people to better manage their disease and reduce their flare ups. They will visit Emergency less fre- quently often keeping themselves out of the queue altogether. They will often avoid hospital stays, reducing pressure on the system and leav- ing those beds open for others who need them. If we are looking at new approaches to resolve the issues we face as a province, prevention is one of the keys to mak- ing more of the health care budget. It may be difficult to quantify the cost vs the benefit of pre- vention programs. But we know it works, and we know we can't afford not to do it. The Lung Association encourages Alberta Health to make prevention part of its new model. Leigh Allard, President & CEO The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT Ounce of prevention better than pound of cure Why do so many people bite their tongues? Whether it’s in an association, schools, work, or just life in general, is it that hard to say what's on your mind? In many of the associations and schools right now, there are issues going on, yet only a hand full of people will actually speak up and fight for what is right. Then they get labelled as “trouble- makers” of that organization or society, even though they are often speaking the truth, and rep- resenting the interest of more than just them- selves. What are people afraid of to say, and call out the main problems in things? If there is an issue isn't it easier to get it out, as opposed to bottle it up inside and let it fester? At the paper we get all sorts of people that will call in just to point out something they don't like, or a mistake they have found, but refuse to take it any further. Is it the intent to just insult, or do peo- ple just not want their names out in the public? I for one stand up for what I think is right. Some may find me intimidating, but I speak when there is a problem. If my kids are getting bullied at school, or there is an issue at one of the associ- ations they are part of, I will speak up and defend what I feel is a just cause. I pride myself on not being intimidated by a higher power, and not backing down from what I feel is right. I just wish that more people could be like that. If you can't stand up and fight for what you don't agree with, then you don't have the right to complain about it in the first place. Or at the very least rather then just finding the negative side of things to discuss, find some pos- itive. Some things are simple, they are black and white...other things there is a huge grey area. But maybe I am just the type a person that wants to fix the hard things in life, so that my kids might have it a little easier then me. Is it not better to address your concerns head on, and get a resolution so that you can then enjoy going to these events, or even opening your paper and having a coffee while you read it? Don't depend on the few "troublemakers" to stand up and fight for what you want, but stand beside them so they are not being singled out all the time. Tracy Harding When do we find our voice?
  5. 5. The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), February 21, 2012 - 5 Sports Athlete of the Week Athlete of the Week If you are a coach, a parent, a teacher, or just someone that wants to recognize an outstanding athlete!! Please submit a picture of your athlete and reason you feel they have stood out and deserve this acknowledgement to The Lamont Leader at 5038-50Ave Lamont 780-895-2780 lmtleader@gmail.com Elizabeth Lystang has been in figure skating for a total of three years, and has come a long way especially in the last year. In her skating career so far she has received the Canskate Champion me- dal, Canskater of the year medal, and two silver medals for skating skills qualities. "At the beginning of the season Lizzy was hav- ing a hard time, then all of a sudden found the confi- dence and just excelled," states her coach Tracy Harding, "Lizzy is such a fun kid to teach, she is always smiling and jok- ing. She can make me laugh all the time." "Lizzy is a fun, outgo- ing kid. She loves to learn new things, and spending time with her family and friends. She loves to help people, and shows great dedication and determi- nation on and off the ice," states her mom Renee. Lizzy started out the season just starting in pri- vate lessons, and was working on crossovers and just starting learning spins and jumps. In the last 4 months she has learnt 5 new jumps, 3 new spins, and received a pro- gram to work on for com- petitions next year. She is also practicing a program for the upcoming Ice Show in March, as well as a duet and group num- bers. Lizzy's long term goals are to eventually go into Speed Skating, and make it to the Olympics, as well as to become a Figure Skating coach. Good luck and congratu- lations Lizzy. Elizabeth Lystang skates with a smile and a twirl everytime Alberta Winter Games Results Lamont County Zone 7 Jake Taylor - Lamont - Cross Country Skiing - 11-12 Mini Midget Male Sprint - 3rd place Danielle Cox - Lamont - Hockey/Female - Female Tournament - 6th place Kylee Dziwenko - Lamont - Hockey/Female - Female Tournament - 6th place Jake Taylor - Lamont - Cross Country Skiiing - Mini Midget Male Classic - 6th place Veronica Maschmeyer - Bruderheim - Curling Female - 16 & Under Junior Female Tournament - 8th place Kathleen Antoniuk - Chipman - Hockey/Female - Female Tournament - 6th place Breanne Koziak - Star - Curling Female - 16 & under Junior Female Tournament - 8th place Tara Rudkowsky - Two Hills/Lamont - Figure Skating - Jr. Bronze Freeskate - 16th place Elizabeth “Lizzy” Lystang, this weeks athlete of the week.
  6. 6. 6 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Official Notice of 51st Annual Meeting Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:30 pm LAMONT REC CENTRE MEETING ROOM • Hear & discuss report of 2011 operations • Distribution of dividend cheques to members • Reading of Financial Statement • Election of Two Directors • Coffee & Doughnuts LAMONT, ALBERTA Metro Kalyn Community Library is seeking a Casual Library Clerk. Necessary skills include good customer service skills, computer experience and love of libraries. Drop off resumes in person at 5017-49 St., Bruderheim, or e-mail librarian@bruderheimpl.ab.ca. Closes Feb. 29th, 2012. VILLAGE OF CHIPMAN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Maintenance Worker Under the direction of Chipman Public Works, the successful candidate will perform required maintenance activities on streets, lanes, water and sewer utilities and other municipal facili- ties. Key Areas of Responsibility: -Operate all public works municipal equipment -Assist in all aspects of road, sidewalk and cul- vert maintenance -Assist with operation of water and sewer facil- ities. Willingness to work towards required provincial certification -Perform preventive maintenance on vehicles, mobile equipment and municipal buildings Qualifications: -Valid Alberta Driver’s Licence -Experience with grader and heavy equipment is desirable Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume to: The Village of Chipman P.O. Box 176 Chipman, Alberta T0B 0W0 Phone: (780) 363-3982 Fax: (780) 363-2386 E-Mail: chipmanab@mcsnet.ca Applications will be received until a suitable candidate is selected. Candidates who most closely fit our needs will be contacted for interviews. Well taken care of, in really good shape. Has new motor and machine totally rebuilt asking $4200 OBO must sell 780-662-3824 or 780-340-1239 For Sale 2000 mxz 600Statistics Canada recently released the 2011 cen- sus. It indicates an increase in population for the Town of Lamont of 84 people, and a decrease in population for Lamont County of 33 people. In 2006 the population of the Town of Lamont was 1,699 and increased to 1,753 in 2011. In 2006 the population of Lamont County was 3,905 and decreased to 3,872 in 2011. The county’s chief administrative officer (CAO) told council the federal census was done after the last federal election, and the county chose not to provide update numbers at the time. CAO Al Harvey informed council Feb. 15th that it could conduct its own census, but would need some direction in order to meet the training deadline for census takers. “You can do a census every year, but the training is only once a year,” said Harvey. The federal census is done every five years, and results do affect some of the county’s per capita grants, added Harvey. Harvey also pointed out the federal census does not take divisional boundaries into account. “It’s just something you have to be cognizant of.” After some discussion, council decided not to take any action on the item. Stats Canada releases 2011 census results BY MICHELLE PINON Editor In just under three weeks, the Town of Lamont will be relocating to its new office. Sandi Maschmeyer, acting chief administrative offi- cer for the municipality, says March 12, 13, and 14th have been set aside for the move. She is hoping everything will go smoothly, and council has left the details in the hands of Maschmeyer and staff with Funk Moving, a Fort Saskatchewan based company that was recently given the green light by council. Maschmeyer, said they may have to use folding chairs and TV trays for council’s first meeting, even though the table and chairs for council chambers have been ordered. At council’s last meeting on Feb. 14th, they approved spending up to a maximum of $20,000 for the table and chairs from CDI. So, from now on, staff will have the task of pack- ing up papers and files, for the move across the park- ing lot to the new civic centre in just three weeks. Town of Lamont preparing to move into new administration office Family Day activities a hit with people of all ages Bruderheim Family Day activities were met with sunny skies and plenty of enthusiasm by local resi- dents. The Bruderheim Ag Society donated wagon rides, while mem- bers of the fire depart- ment donated hot dogs and marshmellows. Top picture: The gigantic snow pile behind the arena provided the venue for hikers of all ages. Bottom picture: These youngsters try to dig out buried treasure near the outdoor arena. Photos by Michelle Pinon
  7. 7. The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), February 21, 2012 - 7 The 8th Annual HOME OF "JOHN" BULLS BULL and FEMALE SALE Consignor: Creedence Charolais Ranch, Derwent, AB Ervin Zayak: 780-741-3868 FEBRUARY 25, 2012 VIKING AUCTION MARKET (Located 10 km. South of Viking at Junction of Hwys. 26 & 36 ) Best Prediction: The demand for CHAROLAIS influence cattle for feedlots is on the rise. Charolais Bulls are in short supply! John & Cathie Chomiak Mundare, AB. Cell: (780) 945-1504 Farm: (780) 632-7108 E-Mail: jchomiak@rjvnet.ca LUNCH COMMENCING AT 11:30 - Speaker to Follow SALE COMMENCES AT 1:30 Registered, Purebred Bulls - Long Yearlings & Two Year Olds as Well as Females Purchasers of Chomiak Stock could win: - Week-End Trip to Las Vegas (approx. value $800) - Week-End Getaway to West Edmonton Mall ( approx. value $400) - Edmonton Petroleum Club Dinner Certificate (value $100) - Two Edmonton Eskimo Football Game Tickets CHOMIAK CHAROLAIS WELCOMES YOU TO OUR SALE! Please view our catalogue online at: www.chomiakcharolais.net in February. NOTE: Chomiak Charolais Cannot House Bulls Which Have Been Sold This Year. Members of Chipman 4-H Beef Club spent Saturday, Feb.11th touring barns to see the growth and development of their steers. BY MICHELLE PINON Editor The Shawchuk farm was one of four members of the Chipman 4-H Beef Club visited recently during its annual calf tour. Shayleen Shawchuk, who has been a member for the past couple of years, says the tour is a good opportunity to see how well everyone’s calf is doing. “It’s really interesting from what they look like now, and in June; how they grew lots and the different colours they changed from early spring till then.” Shawchuk’s Angus cross is doing well, and she enjoys learning how feed and properly care for her steer. “The things I have learned in 4-H is being with animals, how to properly feed them, and watching them grow up healthy and happy.” Even though achievement day is more than four months away, Shawchuk knows the time will pass quickly, and before you know it, June 4th will have arrived. Right now though, the 13-year-old is concentrating on public speaking at the club’s competition is only days away. She invites anyone and everyone who is interested in coming out to the seniors centre in Chipman on Sunday, Feb.26th at 1 p.m. Chipman 4-H Beef holds annual calf tour Feb.11th Members see steady growth and progress Lamont Elementary School Annual Penny Carnival Face painting at the penny Carnival on Tuesday Feb. 14. One of the many games that where played, and just part of the festivities at the school on Tuesday.
  8. 8. 8 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), February 21, 2012 Lamont graduation class raising funds through raffle BY MICHELLE PINON Editor It may be only a couple of days, but June 15 and 16th, will be extremely special and memorable days for the graduating class of Lamont High School. And members of the Grade 12 class have been planning, preparing, and fundraising for graduation with a ven- gence since school began in September. Many hours have been spent dur- ing lunch hours to make the two day event successful. In large part, the key to success will hinge on proceeds from fundraisers, and the students are appealing to community members to support them in their endeavor. Graduation presidents Kelsey Cleverdon and Eric Malica acknowl- edge the commitment required and the costs associated with the once in a life- time event, as they, along with commit- tee members raise money to cover expenses of the caterer, disc jockey, hall rental, and decorations. Graduation advisor Dianna Graziano acknowledges the dedication it takes, and is happy to have the assistance of principal Lonnie Hicks and assistant principal Jeff Spady. To date, the grad class has held bot- tle drives, bake sales, sold cookie dough and poinsettas. Their last fundraiser before graduation will be a raffle during the month of March. Tickets are $10 each, and will be sold until Feb. 23rd. A prize will be drawn each day, with the last prize drawn on March 22nd. The larger prizes include an Acer Netbook, a 32 GB iPod, 32” LCD TV, Xbox Kinect and Xbox con- sole, and 16GB iPad. Tickets can be purchased at Lamont Foods or the Flower Pot. From March 1st to March 22nd, a daily prize will be drawn, so everyone will have several chances to win. From left to right are: Grade 12 student Stephanie Dewes, committee secretary Amy Frauenfeld, treasurer Laine Lysyk, advisor Dianna Graziano, and male pres- ident Eric Malica. Missing is female president Kelsey Cleverdon and principal Lonnie Hicks and assistant principal Jeff Spady. Tyson Snyder and Trent Kucy laying down on the job. BY MICHELLE PINON Editor Trout can be finicky. Minnow, magots, meal worms, little shrimp, cheese and corn are some of popular types of bait used to lure them in. While there were “a few nibbles” no trout were caught by a group of 24 young anglers at the Lamont Fish & Game Association trout pond last Saturday during the youth group’s first ever ice fishing event. Despite the fact, they didn’t haul in any trout, all of the kids had tons of fun and got to learn some of the basics involved with this type of fishing. Needless to say they were all hooked on the sport, as they say: “hook, line, and sinker. It was 10-year- old Tyson Snyder’s first time ice fishing, and he was using corn and min- nows as bait in the pond which is restocked every year by the association. He said it didn’t mat- ter how loud your voice was, it wouldn’t scare the fish away. After he’s finished baiting his hook, he says: “All you can do is put the mitts on, and then it’s the waiting game.” That’s what friend Trent Kucy was doing, “Waiting for a trout to snap on.” What’s needed first and foremost is patience. That was the word from Mike Dowhaniuk, who was assisting his nephew Cody Onushko. Dowh- aniuk has very fond memories of fishing with his grandparents, and is very pleased to be able to share his time and talents with his nephew. Margaret Basillie and Austin Tarka were hang- ing out together at one of the many holes on the pond. Even though they didn’t have anything on their hooks, they were all smiles enjoying each other’s company, the mild weather, and a few hot dogs and hot choco- late supplied by the adult volunteers throughout the after- noon. For several of the youngsters, like Jordan Gyman, it was their first outing on the ice, and he was just pleased to be able to keep the fish- ing pole he had made several weeks earlier with fellow youth club members. The stick, which measures about eight inches in length, had fishing line wra-pped around it, and a faux minnow on the end. He did a little bob- bing of the line up and down while waiting for a little bit of a tug. He was advised to pull up the line and run when the time came. Youth group leaders Dominique and Vince Pichota’s hearts were warmed by the excite- ment of the kids, and their desire to learn the sport. All in all, it was a great afternoon filled with adventure and fun, and judging by the smiles on the kids faces, one they will want to repeat next year. Mike Dowhaniuk assists his nephew Cody Onushko during an afternoon of ice fishing at the Lamont Fish Pond. Members of the Lamont Fish and Game Association’s youth group enjoyed an afternoon of ice fishing at the trout pond on Saturday, Feb.18th. Margaret Basillie and Austin Tarka share smiles at the fishing hole. Lamont anglers enjoy the elements of ice fishing Fish and Game Association youth group falls for sport hook, line and sinker
  9. 9. The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), February 21, 2012 - 9 The Town of Bruderheim will be conducting a Public Hearing for the purpose of text amendments to the Land Use Bylaw 788-2008. The amendments include: 1) Revising the definitions for Alcohol Sales 2) Adding provisions for the placement of Election Signs, and 3) Revising the definitions for Adult Entertainment. Any and all interested parties are invited to attend the Public Hearing. To view the Bylaw amendments or to inquire about the changes, please contact Elaine Milliken at (780) 796-3731 or e-mail to Elaine.Milliken@bruderheim.ca Public Hearing: Date: February 23, 2012 *Date changed* Place: New Fire Hall 5112 Queen Street Time: 8:00 p.m. Heather, Cory, Emily and Aiden Carruthers are the winners of Lamont Leaders Sweetheart Draw. Congratulations! Julia Mayer, far left, poses with her granddaughter Karen, and great granddaugh- ter Dallas(the bride), who stands beside her grandma Dorothy, (holding Cheyenne) and Dorothy’s husband Murray, (holding Brayden). Karen, who resides in Fort Saskatchewan with her huband Paul, were married this past August. Blossoming Lamont family reaches five generations “The most important thing is to take care of each other,” says 92-year-old great, great grandmother Julia Mayer BY MICHELLE PINON Editor Longtime Lamont resident Julia Mayer said she could hardly believe it when her family reached three generations. Now it’s blossomed to five generations, and the 92-year-old great, great grandmother can only shake her head in complete and utter amazement. She cannot help but get emotional and teary eyed thinking about her two chil- dren, her granddaughter, her great granddaughter, her great, great granddaugh- ter and her great, great grandson. “I just can’t get enough of them,” says Julia, who can often be found playing on the floor with the youngsters who are two and three-and-a-half years old respectively. Even though Julia has had a very hard life, she says it’s a life she wouldn’t change, even if she could travel back in time and do it all over again. Life for Julia was especially difficult as her father passed away when she was at a very young age. It was so hard, that in order to simply survive, some of her other brothers and sisters, nine all together, had to go to live with other families in the district because her mother could not afford to feed them all. In order to put food on the table, Julia’s mom had to walk to town in order to earn some money, and did so by cleaning houses. “It was tough back then; don’t kid yourselves,” says Julia’s daughter Dorothy Trudgeon who was raised and has resided in Lamont all of her life. Julia remembers both cruelty and kindness growing up. Other school children bullied her for being so poorly dressed, while some other residents offered food and footwear to her because they knew she was going without. Trading products and services was common place in the community as they col- lectively tried to make it through the Dirty ‘30’s. Julia shakes her head in disbe- lief, wondering how her mother was able to hold things together. “I don’t know how she kept us going?” “The most important thing is to take care of one another, and remember fam- ily is the most important thing.” Both Dorothy and her daughter Karen wholeheartedly agree. Dorothy and her husband Murray cared for Julia up until a few years ago when Karen, who also lives in Lamont, took over her care due to mobility issues. They both would move heaven and earth for Julia, and same goes for each other, their children and great grandchildren. Each one of them are there for each other no matter what. Dorothy says some- times its emotional support, and other times it’s financial support. Yet, they find a way to make things work. Often times, they help babysit Karen’s daughter Dallas’ little ones Brayden and Cheyenne. “You do it for the love of your family,” says Dorothy matter of factly. No mat- ter what, this family is always there for each other. Karen chuckles, and says rarely a day goes by that they don’t talk to one another either. While all of them have encountered hard times at various times during their lives, they all have grown stronger, more resilient, and compassionate as a result. Their advice is to focus on family, and not the material trappings that can trap families. They prefer the simpler and slower pace of life instead of the rat race and overwhelming concern with possessions as the current generation. “They’ve put family second to making it; and that’s where the kids get lost,” states Dorothy emphatically. Both Dorothy and Karen hope things will cycle back so families will be able to return to the basics and put the emphasis squarely where it needs to belong; and that’s on family.
  10. 10. 10 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Get 1 Free Month in our Business Directory when you book for 6 months THATS JUST $65 per month!!! (based on a 2x2 ad) Dont Throw Your money away
  11. 11. The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), February 21, 2012 - 11 12022GR0 Don’t Close My School Alliissoonn RRedford wantts ttoo bbuuiilldd tthhee llaarrggeesstt oovveerrhhead power lines in the hhisttoorryy of AAAllbbeerrtta neaarr wwhheerree II lliivvee.. MMyy sscchool wwiillll hhave ttoo cclloosse aanndd mmyy fffffrriieennds willl hhaavvee ttoo moovvee becauussee theeesssssssseeeee mmmmoooonnnstrous power lines mmay bbee bbadd ffffffoooooooorrr oouurr hheallth and could put oouurr ssaaffetyyy aaaaaaatttt rrrriiisssskkk. IIII dddddoooonnnn’’’ttt wwwwwaaaaaannnnnttttt tttttoooo lllloooosse myy ffffffrrrrrriiiiieeeeeennnnnnddddss. IIIII ddddddddooooooonnnnnn’’’’ttttttt wwwwwaaaaannnnnttttt mmmmmyyy sssssccccchhhhoool to closseeeeeee.... Alison Redford wants to build the largest overhead power lines in the history of Alberta near where I live. My school will have to close and my friends will have to move because these monstrous power lines may be bad for our health and could put our safety at risk. I don’t want to lose my friends. I don’t want my school to close. LLLLeeeeaaaarrrrnnnn mmmmmmmooooorrrrrrrreeeeee aaaannnnndddddddddd fffffiiiindddddd oooooooouuuuuuuuutttttttt hhoooooowwwwwwww yyyyyooooooouuuuu cccccaaaaaannnn hhhhheeeeellllllppppppp bbbbyyyyyyyyyyy vvvvvvviiiissssssssssssiiiiiiiittttttttttiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggggggg:: wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.dddddddddddddooooonnnnnnnnttttttttttttttttccccclllllllllloooooooooossssssssssssseeeeeeeeeemmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyssssssssssssccccccccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllll....ccccccccccccccccoooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Learn more and find out how you can help by visiting: www.dontclosemyschool.com Book fair raises $3,000 for school Lamont Elementary School’s annual book fair, held last Wednesday and Thursday, was highly successful and hugely popular amongst students, parents, and staff. Odette Romanchuk is always amazed by the response of students, parents, and staff members to the annual book fair at Lamont Elementary School. “To sell that many books is pheonominal,” says Romanchuk, well over $6,000 worth of books for a school with only 270 students. “It’s the students who win,” adds Romanchuk, as 60 per cent of the proceeds are donated back to the school to use to purchase more books and materials for the school library. “We’ve had successful book fairs since day one,” says Romanchuk. “Lamont has been so supportive of the book fair. It’s fantastic.” Romanchuk says the book fair has been going for more than 30 years, and she is continually amazed by the support of the community, and hopes the event will continue on for many more years to come.
  12. 12. 12 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), February 21, 2012 Lamont Bottle Depot Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sat.: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Phone 895-2663 We Specialize In Bottle Drives Free Pick Up Service For Commercial, Hotel, Restaurant, School, Home & Golf Courses Trevor Taylor Agent/Owner A & L INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. Box 112, 5012-52nd St Andrew, AB T0B 0C0 Bus: (780)365-3803 Fax: (780) 365-2331 Toll Free: 1-866-895-2475 (Andrew) After Hours Emergency Service: 1-800-465-2667 email: trevor_taylor@cgic.cooperators.ca Internet: www.cooperators.ca 5122A - 50th Ave Lamont, AB T0B 2R0 Bus: (780) 895-7303 Fax: (780) 895-7308 Home Auto Life Investments Group Business Farm Travel Plumbing / Heating / Drain cleaning / Gas Fitting P.O. Box 1136, Lamont, Alberta Phone: 780-895-2993 Fax: 780-895-7502 riverflowsmechanical@hotmail.ca Servingg Lamontt andd Areaa sincee 2005 RIVER FL WS Mechanical Ltd. William-John McNeill (Aboriginally Owned & Operated) Electrical LEADER THE LAMONT S e r v i n g L a m o n t c o u n t y Business & Professional Directory 780-895-2780 ll-ads@telus.net CozyCozy CrittersCritters Pet Boarding Service Box 462, Hwy 15 Bruderheim, Alberta T0B-2R0 Phone 780-992-7990 Kennels ADVERTISING RATES 780-895-2780 2 x 2 - $80/month | $460/6 months | $885/12 months 2 x 1 - $40/month | $228/6 months | $420/12 months Insurance Automotive & RV Commercial Trucking Trevor Schinkinger Trucking Ltd. • Sand, Gravel & Top Soil • Loading & Hauling • Landscaping • Excavating • Demolition Ph: 780-895-2349 Cell: 780-220-5405 Box 412 Lamont, Alberta T0B-2R0 LEADER THE LAMONT S e r v i n g L a m o n t c o u n t y Space for rent, call today! (780) 895-2780 Motor Vehicle Accidents, Fatal Accidents, Wills & More Elizabeth J. Tatchyn, B.A., LL.B BARRISTER & SOLICITOR at the Elk Island Insurance Agency By appointment only * Speaks Ukrainian * etatchyn@biamonte.com Lamont 780-895-2100 Edmonton: 780-425-5800 Professional KTKT Mechanical LMechanical LTDTD Kevin Tychkowsky Lamont, Alberta Commercial & Residential • Heating • Air Conditioning • Refrigeration Phone: 292-2336 Fax: 895-2809 ktmechanical@hotmail.com 20 years experience! LEADER THE LAMONT S e r v i n g L a m o n t c o u n t y Space for rent, call today! (780) 895-2780 Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning HILLIARD LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY Electrical Work Done Right! 780-764-2506 Residential Commercial Industrial Electrical Contracting Ryan Austin (780)238-5802 ryan.a@covolt.ca www.covolt.ca Mundare, AB Church Calender LAMONT UNITED CHURCH 5306 - 51st Avenue, Lamont Sunday Worship Time 11:15 a.m. Everyone Welcome Rev. Deborah Brill Church Office: 780-895-2145 AA meeting Thursdays at 8:30 pm in the CE Centre(next to Church Need some exercise in the cold weather? Friday morning 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the C.E. Centre ORTHODOX V PARISHES Sunday Divine Liturgy - 10:00 a.m. 780-895-2149 Saturday February 25 - St. Anton Day - Chipman 10:00 a.m. Sunday February 26 - Tone 4 - Cheezefare Sunda - Confession - Serediaki - 10:00 a.m. Monday February 27 - Great Lent begins Visit our website: www.orthodox-canada.com LAMONT ALLIANCE CHURCH 44 Street & 50 Avenue 780-895-2879 Pastor Ron Wurtz Sunday Service - 10:00 a.m. “Children and Families are a top priority for us, us, come join us!” www.lamontalliance.com Current Events •Current Sermon Series, “Invitations from the Bible” •Ladies Bible Study, Sunday night topic ”Easter” •March 24th, Men’s Steak and Movie night. Tickets available thru Church •4 weekly bible studies to choose from •Wednesday night Men’s bible study, last Saturday each month, Men’s breakfast Call the Church for more information 780-895-2879 ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH CLUSTER PARISHES OF OUR LADY OF ANGELS FORT SASKATCHEWAN Roman Catholic Services Lamont Auxiliary Hospital - Saturday Evenings - 4:00 p.m. Our Lady of Good Counsel - Skaro 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays - 9:00 a.m. St. Michael the Archangel - St. Michael 2nd and 4th Sundays - 11:00 a.m. For further information please call O.L.A. Fort Saskatchewan at (780) 998-3288 BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH 5008 - 50th Street, Bruderheim Pastor Richard Williams Office Phone: 780-796-3543 Bethlehem Lutheran Chuch Sunday Service 9:30am Bruderheim, Ab. Bethany Lutheran Church Sunday Service 11:00 am Beaver Hills,Ab. “Come as a guest, leave as a friend” BRUDERHEIM MORAVIAN CHURCH Welcomes You! 780-796-3775 Pastor Jay Petrella Sunday Worship - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:15 Located at the 4-way stop in Bruderheim www.bruderheimmoravianchurch.org
  13. 13. The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 13 ALL CLASSIFIED ADS MUST BE PREPAID BEFORE INSERTION For your convenience we accept cash, cheque, Mastercard, VISA and Interac. CLASSIFIED RATE $10.75 minimum for first 25 words, plus .54 GST, total $11.29. and 39¢ per extra word. Customers are responsible for verifying the accura- cy of repeat ads. For bolding add an extra $5, photos for memoriums only, add $10. LEGAL NOTICE RATES 74¢ per agate line, plus GST. DEADLINE FOR ADVERTISING IS FRIDAY by 5 p.m. All advertising is subject to the approval of the Editor/Publisher. Phone: 780-662-4046 Fax: 780- 662-3735. Email: tofieldmercury@gmail.com Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Thurs. evening 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Bardo Luthern Church (downstairs) Please use back door. 4737-57 Ave Tofield. For more info. please call: 780-977-0517 17TF COWBOY CHURCH at Viking Auction Market, Jct. of Hwy 36 and 26. Fri., Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. All Welcome. Call Terry at (780) 384- 2114 or (780) 336-2224 ctm25&26 ____________________________ Movie: “COURAGEOUS” 7:30 pm, Friday, Feb. 24 at Bardo Lutheran Church, 48th St and 57th Ave Tofield CTM26 ____________________________ Ross Creek Community Assoc. Annual General Meeting & Elections being held March 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Ross Creek Hall on Rge Rd 191, 1/2 km south of Hwy 16 LL26&27 Good quality Alfalfa / Grass Round Hardcore Bales 780-662-4800 ptm ____________________________ Discount square hay bales. .50- $3.00 per bale. Also straw bales. 15 min. N of Tofield. 780-437-7672 or 780-499-2770 TMTFN 1Newly renovated upper suite in 4 plex., 3 bdrm. Fridge, stove, wash- er, dryer, heat and water included. New laminate and tile floors. Phone 780-920-6847. 48ctfn ____________________________ 4 plex, three bdrm. unit for rent in Tofield. Main floor laundry, 5 appli- ances, 1 full, 2 half baths. $995/mo. 780-416-5220 or 780-907-9794. 02ctfn ____________________________ 5229 47th St Wasketenau 3 bed 1.5 bath 6 appl. single attached garage $950 per mon $950 sd avail. immed. NS Pet ok Oakwood Management 780-998-7368 TFN ____________________________ New 1 and 2 bdrm. apts. in Tofield for rent. 5 app., 2 full baths, A/C, cable, water and heat included. Elevator accessible. Rents start @ $800/mo. 780-907-9794 or 780- 416-5220 04ctfn ____________________________ F O R R E N T O R L E A S E I N TOFIELD- 3 Bedroom bright and stylish fourplex suite close to shop- ping and library. In-suite laundry facilities. $875 per month, $875 security deposit. No smoking, No pets. References required. Call 780-995-9339 TFN Spacious newly renovated one, two, and three bedroom apart- ments. Includes laminate floor- ing, ceramic tile, new appliances, cable, heat, and water. Rents starting at $550 with rental incen- tives on a one year lease. Call 587-783-5661 or 780-662-3396 TFN ___________________________ 4729 46th Ave. Bruderheim 3 bed, 1 bath 4 appl. ns, pet ok $850 per month $850 sd Oakwood Management 780-998-7368 TFN ____________________________ 3 bedroom house for rent in Lamont. Fully renovated. Four appliances. Available immediately. Phone 780-895-2466 or 780-405- 2511 cll ____________________________ TOFIELD LAFOND VILLA 1 bed- room apartments, washer/dryer, dishwasher, A/C, heat/water includ- ed, close to hospital, $825 or $875 monthly 780-662-3349 tfn ____________________________ Newly Renovated 2-storey 3 bed- room 1 and half bath, duplex. Large country kitchen, 4 appliances, all window coverings, deck, storage shed and fenced. Smoke and pet free home. $990 per month. 2 units available immediately. 780-463- 4847 ptm23-26 ____________________________ 3 Bedroom top half of house. Shared utilites, laundry and outside maintenance. $1000 DD Available March 1st phone 780-579-1010 cll ____________________________ New house for rent 2000 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms. Backs on to school Comes with all appliances, hard- wood tile heated double car garage. Won’t last long. $1700 per month. Fenced back yard. Available immediately 780-699- 5656 Nice home, will consider rent to own with deposit. tfn ____________________________ Large 1 bedroom $750 mth/ $750 DD and 2 bedroom $800 mth / $800 DD available immediatley Debbie 780-764-3740 25-29 pll ____________________________ 3 bdrm, big country kitchen home 7 miles north of St. Michael. $700 + $300 per month. Fixed utilities for gas, water and power. Satellite and highspeed internet available 780- 497-1633 PLL26&27 Cuisinart 14 cup food processor. Never used. $100. Phone: 780-935-0549 04tfnn/c ____________________________ Rebuilt Transmission from a trans- port mini van $500 call 780-966- 1132 tfn/nc ____________________________ Buckskin Miniature Mare, about 5 yrs old. Call Muriel at 662-2434 ptm Wally Rabby Sept. 9, 1920 - Feb. 19 2004 The rolling stream of life rolls on. But still the vacant chair recalls the love, the voice, the smile of the one who once sat there. Love by Muriel, family and friends. ptm Class 1 driver required for an oil- field service company fax abstract and resume to 780-662-3368 ptm 22-29 ____________________________ Cook needed to start immediatly. Apply at The Garage Pub and Grill in Tofield or email thegarage@hot- mail.com ctfn Western Prairie Transport Ltd. is looking for a Class 1 driver for grav- el haul. Fax resume to 780-663- 2395 or call 780-878-1750 ctm 25-28 ___________________________ Wanted full time hairstylist and space available for esthetician at Ryley Hair Fusions call 780-663- 3365 ptm Village of Strome Lots for Sale Residential- $4800 (50’x120’) Commercial- $2000 call 780-376- 3558 Come “Home to Strome”, The Garden Spot of Sunny Alberta 22-27pcp ____________________________ FOR SALE IN TOFIELD- Beautiful 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home across from the playground and park. Great kitchen with abundance of cabinets and corner pantry. Main floor laundry. New carpet in the fully finished basement. Pride of owner- ship reflected throughout! Priced at $319,000. CALL KEVIN SMOOK, Home-Time Realty 780-662-4623 Welcome home! TMTFN ____________________________ F O R S A L E I N T O F I E L D - Snowbird? Retired? Bare land condo is great property to transition into when you want the space but not the work of cutting grass and shoveling snow. 2 bedrooms up with fully developed basement. Main floor laundry. Quiet location. Listed for $239,900 CALL KEVIN SMOOK, Home-Time Realty 780- 662-4623 Welcome home! TFN Roy’s Handiman Services. Flooring, trimwork, basement finish- ing, decks, fences and carpentry work. 780-662-0146 or 780-232- 3097. 15ctfn ____________________________ Massage & Reflexology. 1 hour treatments. Marge 780-662-3066. 18tfn ____________________________ Beginner Guitar Lessons. $25 a lesson in Tofield. No guitar required. To start call Mike 780- 993-9785 ptm25&26 ____________________________ Siding, Roofing, Windows, Attic Insulation Free Estimates - Ryley / Holden Area. Call Rob 780-938- 9919 ptm26&27 2001 FORD Sportrack 4X4. Loaded with leather, air, tilt, cruise, power sunroof. Highway kms. Very good condition. Newer all-terrain tires. New battery. 275,000 kms. Too many vehicles. Must sell. $4,000 firm.Phone780-679-6808 evenings. 10tfn/nc Local family farm looking to rent or buy farmland. 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  14. 14. 14 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), February 21, 2012 AUCTIONS ___________________________ 6th ANNUAL COLLECTOR CAR Auction & Speed 'n Custom Show, Mar. 23 - 25, 2012, Red Deer Westerner Park. Featuring The Big Schwag & indoor car show! Exhibitor space available. Consign your car or estate today. 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102; www. TheElectricGarage.com. ___________________________ MEIER GUN AUCTION, Sat., Mar. 3, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. 150 handguns, rifles, and shotguns. Call Meier Auct- ions to consign 780-440-1860. ___________________________ COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. 2nd Annual Edmonton Auto Show Collector Car Auction. Expo Center Mar. 2 - 4. Last year sold 75%. Time to consign. 1- 888-296-0528 ext. 102; www. TheElectricGarage.com. ___________________________ HUGE AUTOMOTIVE Related Antique & Collectibles Auction Sale. Sat., Mar. 3, 9 a.m., Blue- berry Community Hall, Stony Plain, Alberta. Over 1000 model cars plus numerous automotive items; bodnaursauctioneeing.com. 1-877-494-2437. PL324312AB. ___________________________ AUTO PARTS ___________________________ SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED. Buying scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equipment. $3. each. Free pick-up greater Cal- gary & Edmonton area. Minimum 10. Toll free 1-877-334-2288. ___________________________ AUTOS ___________________________ MILLWRIGHT AND MACHIN- IST Program Combined. 16 week course gives entry level skills. Write 1st year millwright and/or machinist apprenticeship exam. GPRC Grande Prairie Campus. 1- 888-539-2934; gprc.ab.ca. ___________________________ SHOWER TRUCK Kenworth 2001 T300 four shower heads (new). Certified road ready. Neat, well maintained. $59,500. 780- 385-8268. ___________________________ BANKRUPT? BAD CREDIT? Call us! All makes and models. Professional credit rebuilders. Delivery Available. Call Garth 403-888-5593 or 1-866-476-1938. Cavalcade Auto Acceptance Corp., serving Alberta for 20 years. ___________________________ FREE CASH BACK with $0 down at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599; www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free delivery. ___________________________ BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ___________________________ BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. Franchise opportunities now available. Call today for details 1- 877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores. com. ___________________________ DO YOU HAVE gravel/aggre- gate deposits on your property? We specialize in marketing, min- ing, managing and reclaiming aggregate resources. Contact Tom 1-888-784-4400 for more infor- mation. ___________________________ GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTU- NITY. Very lucrative 13 room motel with attached 1053 sq. ft. home in the thriving community of Foremost, Alberta. Showing good returns; www.brent schlenker.com. 403-580-0222. CAREER TRAINING ___________________________ REFLEXOLOGY CLASSES, fun and relaxed learning. Good for the sole. Register now limited space. Starting March 10 & 11, 2012. Phone Edwards & Hollo- way Health and Wellness 403- 340-1330. ___________________________ EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ___________________________ DIRECT SALES Representatives. Canada's premiere home automa- tion and security company is now hiring April-August. No experi- ence necessary. Travel required. Email resume: kkurtze@viv int.com. Visit: www.vivint.ca. ___________________________ AN EARTHMOVING COMPA- NY based in Edson, Alberta requires a full-time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat dozer/ Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd at 780- 723-5051. ___________________________ NEED TO ADVERTISE? Prov- ince wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $259. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800- 282-6903 ext. 228. ___________________________ SPRUCE POINT PARK Camp- ground and Marina Facility is located on Lesser Slave Lake approximately 285kms northwest of Edmonton, Alberta near the Hamlet of Kinuso. We are now accepting applications for the position of Park Manager, for the period of May 1 to Sept. 15. For complete package and details please call 780-775-3805 or 780- 805-0801 or email: sprucepoint park@gmail.com. Deadline for applications is March 5, 2012. ___________________________ GET YOUR FOOT in the Garage Door. General Mechanic training. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. First step to Automotive/Heavy Duty Apprenticeships. GPRC Fairview College Campus. 1-888-999- 7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. ___________________________ MEDICAL TRAINEES needed now! Hospitals & Doctors need well trained staff. No experience needed! Local training & job placement available. Call for more info! 1-888-748-4126. ___________________________ WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset 1st & 2nd Pressmen. 15 unit Goss Comm- unity. Competitive rates and ben- efits. Email resume: et@webco leduc.com. ___________________________ WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset Journeyman Pressman. 15 unit Goss Comm- unity. Competitive rates and ben- efits. Email resume: et@webco leduc.com. ___________________________ JOURNEYMAN RV TECHNI- CIAN. Competitive wages + ben- efits. Great working environment. Position available immediately. Great West RV, Lacombe, 403- 782-9378; jobs@greatwestrv.ca. ___________________________ HAMILTON'S IGA a modern 25,000 sq. ft. store. 4502 - 50 St., Ponoka, Alberta, T4J 1J5, requires Bakery Manager or applicant who can learn manage- ment position. Mail resume: Attention: Jim or email: jim@ hammys.ca. HOLIDAY ON HORSEBACK in Banff, Alberta. Seeking individu- als interested in riding in the Rockies! Hiring for trail guides, cooks, carriage drivers and pack- ers. Horse experience required. Also seeking retail/reservation agents in busy western shop. Must share enthusiasm for the western lifestyle! Staff accommo- dation available; amanda@horse back.com; www.horseback.com. ___________________________ FORT MCMURRAY JOBS! Jacobs Field Services Ltd. (JFSL - Triton Division) is looking for Pipefitters and Rig Welders for camp job starting in March. Excellent wages, CLAC benefits, flights provided to Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon. Email: humanresources@tritonprojects. com. Fax 780-485-6722. Phone 780-969-1890. ___________________________ RANCH RESORT Maintenance Position, 40 hours/week. Start $5000/month + accommodations. Land Management 500 acres, livestock care 18 horses & cattle, equipment operation & repairs, mechanical operation & repairs, construction & renovations, man- age inventory parts & supplies. Fax 250-968-4445. ___________________________ NOW HIRING! Field Tech- nicians. Are you looking for an opportunity where you can make use of your skills & talents? Consider joining our team. Apply to: www.corix.com or via fax to 604-697-6739. ___________________________ EXPERIENCED DRILLERS, Derrickhands, Motorhands and Floorhands. Seeking full rig crews. Paying higher than indus- try rates and winter bonus. Send resume c/w valid tickets. Fax 780-955-2008; info@tempco drilling.com. Phone 780-955- 5537. ___________________________ EXCLUSIVE FINNING/Cater- pillar Mechanic Training. GPRC Fairview Campus. $1000. ent- rance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diplo- ma, mechanical aptitude required. Write apprenticeship exams. 1- 888-999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/fair view. September 2012. ___________________________ QUALIFIED PICKER Operator required. Please fax resume, dri- ver's abstract and related safety and qualification tickets to: David, 780-778-2918. David Primeau Trucking Ltd., White- court, Alberta. ___________________________ MECHANICS & SERVICEMEN - HD required for fleet of road building equipment. Positions for 1st year Apprentices to Journey- men. Email: careers@southrock. ca. Fax 403-568-1327; www. southrock.ca. ___________________________ CITY OF YELLOWKNIFE Life- guard/Instructor. We are seeking an experienced individual to be a Lifeguard/Instructor. Refer to: www.yellowknife.ca for the required qualifications. Submit resume by February 29, 2012, quoting competition 602-107U to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, YK, NT, X1A 2N4. Fax to: 867- 669-3471. Email: hr@yellow knife.ca. ___________________________ EXPERIENCED FOREMAN, Cat & Hoe Operators required for oilfield construction with well maintained equipment. Compe- titive salary & safety tickets required. Fax resume 780-778- 2444. GRANDE PRAIRIE Regional College, Fairview Campus has exciting opportunities for a Full- time Welding Instructor, Part- time Welding Instructor and Part- time Welding Technician located in Fairview, Alberta (the heart of the Peace River region in north- western Alberta). For more infor- mation visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca/careers. ___________________________ LEAGUE PIPELINE looking for Heavy Duty Mechanic or 3rd year apprentice required for local con- struction company. Skills and qualifications: Thorough knowl- edge of maintenance and repair of heavy equipment. Ability to work in shop and outdoor environment with adverse conditions. Motivated self starter who is able to work in a challenging environ- ment with minimal supervision, long hours and some weekends. Salary negotiable depending on experience. Good benefit program available. Must provide own tools, truck provided. Please fax all resumes to 403-793-8147. Please note: Only qualified indi- viduals shall be contacted for interview. ___________________________ SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, com- petitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854- 2845. Email: chrysler@telusplan et.net. ___________________________ LEAD SHOP TECHNICIAN. We are seeking an energetic individ- ual for the position of Lead Shop Technician for our Calgary Northeast Service Facility. To be successful in this role you will have proven skill in rebuilding and overhauling screw and recip- rocating compressors, pumps, engines and miscellaneous equip- ment. This position will be responsible for the rebuild facility and all mechanical work per- formed in the facility. Related industry experience is required for this role. Pay commensurate with experience and trade qualifi- cations. If this position is of inter- est to you, please email your resume careers@startec.ca. ___________________________ ROADEX SERVICES LTD. has new supplier contracts! We require immediately - O/O 1 tons and 3 tons for our RV division and O/O Semis and drivers for our RV and general freight deck division to haul throughout North America. Paid 2x month, direct deposit, benefits and company fuel cards. Must be able to cross border with valid passport and have clean abstract. 1-800-867- 6233; www.roadexservices.com. ___________________________ 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. ___________________________ FEED AND SEED ___________________________ ROUND HAY and straw bales for sale. Cheap! We deliver, self unloading. No Sunday calls please. 1-403-843-6380. ___________________________ HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. "On Farm Pickup" Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252. FOR SALE ___________________________ METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36" Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.69 sq. ft. Colours $.85 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTA-WIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254. ___________________________ SAWMILLS from only $3997. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD; www. NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT. 1-800-566-6899 ext. 400OT. ___________________________ ATTENTION - Painters, Printers and Potters. Register for Visual Arts Diploma program. Multi-use workshop, painting, drawing, sculpture studios. No portfolio required. Grande Prairie Regional College. University transferable. Call 1-780-539-2909 or www. gprc.ab.ca. ___________________________ MANUFACTURED HOMES ___________________________ HABITAFLEX.COM Manufact- ured Folding Homes. Shipping size 8'X40' folds to 20'X40'. Oil camps, recreation, all season. Quick setup, no construction needed. Homeflex Building Solutions, 780-886-0692. ___________________________ OVERSTOCKED! Huge Dis- counts on 20' wide 2011 SRI Homes. Unconditional guarantee to beat any price on equivalent homes. Compare and save! Imm- ediate delivery. Trades welcomed. Dynamic Homes, 1-877-341- 4422; www.dynamicmodu lar.ca. ___________________________ GRANDVIEW MODULAR HOMES. Come get lost in our new 2428 sq. ft. show home! Specialists in high end modular housing. Call 1-877-945-1272 or ken@grandviewmodular.com. ___________________________ CRAIG'S HOME SALES. Save with low mortgage rates and best deals of 2012! 4 bedroom Modu- line 1520' home starting at $108, 500. Call for details! 1-855-380- 2266; www.craigshomesales. ca. ___________________________ JANDEL HOMES. Volume buy, save up to $8000 on select mod- els. Limited time only, will deliv- er in the spring. Edmonton East 1- 800-463-0084. Edmonton West 1- 855-463-0084. Grande Prairie 1- 877-504-5005; jandelhomes.com. ___________________________ MOTORCYCLES ___________________________ GAIN ENTRY Level Skills in ATV, Snowmobile, Watercraft Technology. GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Learn to repair small engines, recreational vehi- cles. Apprenticeship opportunity. On-campus residences. 1-888- 999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fair view. ___________________________ WIN Harley Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special Motorcycle. 2nd & 3rd prizes plus Early Birds. Only 499 $100 tickets sold. June 22 draw. Grande Prairie Regional College. 1-888-999-7882; www. gprc.ab.ca. ___________________________ PERSONALS ___________________________ HERBAL MAGIC. With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results guaranteed! Start today call 1-800-854-5176. ___________________________ TRUE ADVICE! True clarity! True Psychics! 1-877-342-3036 or 1-900-528-6258 or mobile #3563. (18+) $3.19/minute; www. truepsychics.ca. GET PAID to lose weight. $5,000. for your success story. Personal Image TV Show. Call to qualify 416-730-5684 ext. 2243; Joanna@mertontv.ca; www.mer tontv.ca. ___________________________ DATING SERVICE. Long- term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+). ___________________________ REAL ESTATE ___________________________ LAKEVIEW HOMES & lots, Vernon, BC. Lake Okanagan. Private Beach. Dock, trees, mead- ows, wildflowers, birds, trails. Reasonably priced custom home construction. Architectural guide- lines. Build now or later. Ten minutes to town-center. Lots from $219,000. Houses from $499,000. Vendor financing available. Call Scott 250-558-4795; www.Adven tureBayVernon.com. ___________________________ LAND OF ORCHARDS, Vine- yards & Tides in Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Bring Business! Free Brochure - Website: www.kingsr da.ca. Email: mmacdonald@kings rda.ca. Toll free 1-888-865-4647. ___________________________ NAPLES FLORIDA AREA! Bank acquired condos only $169,900. Same unit sold for $428,895. Own your brand new condo for pennies on the dollar in warm, sunny SW Florida. Walk to over 20 restaurants/100 shops. Must see. Ask about travel incen- tives. Call 1-866-959-2825 ext. 15; www.coconutpointcondos. com. ___________________________ RECREATIONAL VEHICLES ___________________________ RV LOTS $38,000. Clear title. $1,000. down, balance on/before April 17/2012. FHU50amp, pool, spa, clubhouse, gated. Viewing by pre-booked appointment only. Call 1-888-913-2114. Website: www.countrylanervcalgary.com. ___________________________ SERVICES ___________________________ CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaran- teed record removal since 1989. Confidential. Fast. Affordable. Our A+ BBB rating assures employment/travel freedom. Call for free information booklet. 1-8- NOW-PARDON (1-866-972- 7366). RemoveYourRecord.com. ___________________________ DO YOU NEED to borrow money - Now? If you own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money - It's that simple. 1-877-486-2161. ___________________________ CRIMINAL RECORD? Think: Canadian pardon. U.S. travel waiver. (24 hour record check). Divorce? Simple. Fast. Inexpen- sive. Debt recovery? Alberta col- lection to $25,000. Calgary 403- 228-1300/1-800-347-2540; www.accesslegalresearch.com. ___________________________ MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877- 776-1660. ___________________________ TRAVEL ___________________________ HAWAII ON THE MAINLAND, where healthy low-cost living can be yours. Modern Arenal Maleku Condominiums, 24/7 secured Community, Costa Rica "the most friendly country on earth"! 1-780- 952-0709; www.CanTico.ca. Blanket AlbertaBlanket AlbertaBlanket AlbertaBlanket Alberta Ads take approximately 10 days to process These blanket classified ads are produced through a joint agreement by The Lamont Leader and Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association (AWNA). These ads appear in all AWNA member papers (120 papers) for the cost of $259.00 for the first 25 words, $8.00 per word over 25. To place a blanket classified, call The Lamont Leader at (780) 895-2780.
  15. 15. The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), February 21, 2012 - 15 Ag Week is coming up again!Ag Week is coming up again! Advertise in 35,000 issues for agreat cost.Advertise in 35,000 issues for agreat cost. Call or email The Lamont Leader for more information at 780-895-2780 lmtleader@gmail.com or lmtleadersales@gmail.com If you have agriculture storiesIf you have agriculture stories or ideas contact our Editor ator ideas contact our Editor at 780-895-2780780-895-2780 lamontnews@gmail.comlamontnews@gmail.com
  16. 16. 16 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, February 21, 2012 www.lamontcounty.caPHONE: (780) 895-2233 TOLL FREE: 1-877-895-2233 FAX: (780) 895-7404 EMAIL: info@lamontcounty.ca In Focus LIBRARY BOARD CALC 2011 Lamont County March 4, 2011 St. Michael Community Hall, St. Michael, AB. FarmerFarmer Appreciation BanquetAppreciation Banquet Supper @ 6:00 p.m. Comedian “Todd Butler” Doors open @ 5:00 p.m. Entertainment to Follow Tickets Available IN ADVANCE ONLY until February 24, 2012 $15/ ticket Call Abby @ 780-895-2585 abby.b@lamontcounty.ca March 2, 2012 Lamont County Ticketss Availablee Inn ADVANCEE ONLY untill Februaryy 24,, 2012 $15// ticket ASB DEVELOPMENT PERMIT REFUSED Development Application / Permit No. 2392/11 Change the use of a residential home to a family care facility Address of property: ENW 20-56-18-W4 Date of Decision: February 15, 2012 Notice of Decision: February 15, 2012 This is to notify you with respect to a decision of the Municipal Planning Commission where- by development permit 2392/11 has been REFUSED for the following reasons: 1.That the proposed use would have a negative impact and would unduly interfere with the rights of individual citizens and landowners in the area. The Land Use Bylaw provides that the person applying for the permit or affected by the order, or any other person affected by an order, decision or development permit of a Development Authority may appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board within fourteen (14) days after the date of notice. FEE $150.00 Note: Last day for appeal is March 5, 2012 If you have any questions, contact the Planning & Community Services Department of Lamont County at 780-895-2233 or toll free 1-877-895-2233. DEVELOPMENT PERMIT ISSUED Appeal by March 5, 2012 Take notice that the following permit for proposed development as described below has been issued in accordance with the Lamont County Land Use Bylaw No. 675/07. 1. Legal Description: SW 33-57-16-W4 Applicant: MCS Net Landowner: Kevin Kupina Land Use: Agricultural (A) Porposal: Erect a 96 ft. internet tower. Permit No.: DP 2393/12 Additional Information For additional information regarding these permists, please contact the Planning and Development at (780)895-2233. Appeal The Land Use Bylaw provides that the person applying for the permit or affected by the order, or any other person affected by an order, decision or development permit of a Development Authority may appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board within fourteen (14) days after the date of notice. Appeal fee - $150.00 DEVELOPMENT PERMITS Check out the “Lamont County Link Community Newsletter,” an insert in this issue of the Lamont Leader! This informative newsletter is designed to provide upcoming and important information to County residents. Issued twice annually, the “Lamont County Link” delivers updates to you on our programs and projects. Keep yourself connected! Get your copy today! The “Lamont County Link” is also available on our website, or it can be picked up at the Administration Building. For more information, please call 780.895.2233. LAMONT COUNTY LINK Are you harboring a challenged book? During Freedom to Read Week, February 26 to March 3, 2012, you are encouraged to “Free a Challenged Book.” Go to http://freedomtoread.ca and click on Challenged Books & Magazines in the right hand column. There is a complete list of Challenged Books on the Freedom to Read website. To free a challenged book, follow the link to BookCrossing.com and register your book. Download a Free a Challenged Book label and attach it to your book. Release the book into your community. Leave it on a bench, in a coffee shop, in the grocery cart, at the doctor’s office, etc. Then log on to the Book Crossing website to see who finds your book and what they think about freedom of expression. See where your book has traveled. Maybe it will be picked up by a tourist, an exchange student, or someone just visiting from out of town. Here is your “challenge.” Visit your public library to find more challenged books. Take one out and see what you think.