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Local AUPE holds wildcat strike
General support staff stages protest outside Lamont Health Care
BY MICHELLE PINON
Even as Carol
Palichuk was writing out
messages on picket signs
for 26 members of the
local chapter of the
Alberta Union of
(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
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
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
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
The types of jobs the general sup-
port staff perform include: laundry,
housekeeping, unit clerks, surgical
processors, maintenance, dietary, and
“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
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
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
The agreement will
also “restart negotia-
tions” between the two
sides with a binding
process with labour arbi-
trator Andy Sims.
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
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
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-
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
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 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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Lamont Community Hall
Tickets $35 per person (No Minors)
Tickets available at:
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For more information contact:
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BY MICHELLE PINON
The province’s recent
announcement to incr-
ease the amount of
money it allocates to
municipalities for roads,
water and sewer upg-
rades and community
The Towns of Lam-
ont, Bruderheim, and
Mundare as well as
will be benefitting
directly from the
increase to the
(MSI) allocations in
2012, and local rep-
n’t be happier.
B r u d e r h e i m
Mayor Karl Hauch
said the town is
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,”
“We appreciate the
flexibility offered under
the MSI grant, and have
been actively asking for
increased flexibility and
processes to make the
program more efficient,”
The MSI program,
allows municipalities to
use the funding either
before or after completi-
tion of projects and pro-
“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
Since 2007, MSI has
provided $3.1 billion of
longterm funding to
enhance municipal sus-
tainability and helped
meet the demands of
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
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
Mike Saric, said the MSI
funding is “crucial” and
accounts for about 30 per
cent of the town’s total
“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
of the grant has
also been used to
offset the operat-
ing losses of the
in previous years.
Mu adds that
will also be used
over the next
three to four years
to pay for the new
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
He said MSI has
allowed the county to
purchase graders, road
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
So it seems the wel-
come news is just in time
as municipalities will be
grappling with budgets
over the next couple of
Local communities to
reap benefits of funding
Province tops up 2012 MSI
For the past couple of
months public works
staff with the Town of
Lamont have been
changing out water
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
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
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
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Letter to the Editor
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-
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
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
Alberta Health to make
prevention part of its
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-
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
When do we find
The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), February 21, 2012 - 5
Athlete of the Week
Athlete of the
If you are a coach, a
parent, a teacher, or just
someone that wants to
Please submit a picture of
your athlete and reason you
feel they have stood out and
The Lamont Leader
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
"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-
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-
Elizabeth Lystang skates with
a smile and a twirl everytime
Alberta Winter Games Results
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 -
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 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, February 21, 2012
51st Annual Meeting
February 29, 2012
LAMONT REC CENTRE
• Hear & discuss report of 2011 operations
• Distribution of dividend cheques to members
• Reading of Financial Statement
• Election of Two Directors
• Coffee & Doughnuts
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
Feb. 29th, 2012.
VILLAGE OF CHIPMAN
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-
Key Areas of Responsibility:
-Operate all public works municipal equipment
-Assist in all aspects of road, sidewalk and cul-
-Assist with operation of water and sewer facil-
ities. Willingness to work towards required
-Perform preventive maintenance on vehicles,
mobile equipment and municipal buildings
-Valid Alberta Driver’s Licence
-Experience with grader and heavy equipment
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
Applications will be received until a suitable
candidate is selected. Candidates who most
closely fit our needs will be contacted for
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
mxz 600Statistics Canada recently released the 2011 cen-
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
“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
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
Top picture: The gigantic
snow pile behind the
arena provided the
venue for hikers of all
Bottom picture: These
youngsters try to dig out
buried treasure near the
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 )
The demand for CHAROLAIS
influence cattle for feedlots
is on the rise. Charolais Bulls
are in short supply!
John & Cathie Chomiak
Cell: (780) 945-1504 Farm: (780) 632-7108
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
The Shawchuk farm was one of four
members of the Chipman 4-H Beef
Club visited recently during its annual
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
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
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
One of the many games that where played, and
just part of the festivities at the school on
8 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), February 21, 2012
Lamont graduation class raising funds through raffle
BY MICHELLE PINON
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
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
Trout can be finicky.
Minnow, magots, meal
worms, little shrimp,
cheese and corn are
some of popular types
of bait used to lure them
While there were “a
few nibbles” no
trout were caught
by a group of 24
young anglers at the
Lamont Fish &
trout pond last
Saturday during the
youth group’s first
ever ice fishing
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
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
That’s what friend
Trent Kucy was doing,
“Waiting for a trout to
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
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
throughout the after-
For several of the
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
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
Lamont anglers enjoy the elements of ice fishing
Fish and Game Association youth group falls for sport hook, line and sinker
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
3) Revising the definitions for Adult Entertainment.
Any and all interested parties are invited to attend the
To view the Bylaw amendments or to inquire
about the changes, please contact Elaine
Milliken at (780) 796-3731 or e-mail to
Date: February 23, 2012
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
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
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
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
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 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), February 21, 2012 - 11
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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 - 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
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.cooperators.ca
5122A - 50th Ave Lamont, AB T0B 2R0
Bus: (780) 895-7303 Fax: (780) 895-7308
Plumbing / Heating / Drain cleaning / Gas Fitting
P.O. Box 1136, Lamont, Alberta
Phone: 780-895-2993 Fax: 780-895-7502
Servingg Lamontt andd Areaa sincee 2005
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(Aboriginally Owned & Operated)
S e r v i n g L a m o n t c o u n t y
Business & Professional
Pet Boarding Service
Box 462, Hwy 15
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
Automotive & RV
• Sand, Gravel & Top Soil
• Loading & Hauling
• Landscaping • Excavating • Demolition
Ph: 780-895-2349 Cell: 780-220-5405
Box 412 Lamont, Alberta T0B-2R0
S e r v i n g L a m o n t c o u n t y
Space for rent, call today!
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 *
Lamont 780-895-2100 Edmonton: 780-425-5800
KTKT Mechanical LMechanical LTDTD
Commercial & Residential
• Heating • Air Conditioning • Refrigeration
Phone: 292-2336 Fax: 895-2809
20 years experience!
S e r v i n g L a m o n t c o u n t y
Space for rent,
Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning
HILLIARD LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY
Electrical Work Done Right!
Residential Commercial Industrial
LAMONT UNITED CHURCH
5306 - 51st Avenue, Lamont
Sunday Worship Time 11:15 a.m.
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.
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!”
•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
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
CLUSTER PARISHES OF OUR
LADY OF ANGELS
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
BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH
5008 - 50th Street, Bruderheim
Pastor Richard Williams
Office Phone: 780-796-3543
Bethlehem Lutheran Chuch
Sunday Service 9:30am
Bethany Lutheran Church
Sunday Service 11:00 am
“Come as a guest, leave as a friend”
BRUDERHEIM MORAVIAN CHURCH
Pastor Jay Petrella
Sunday Worship - 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School - 9:15
Located at the 4-way stop in Bruderheim
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
$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-
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:
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
Movie: “COURAGEOUS” 7:30 pm,
Friday, Feb. 24 at Bardo Lutheran
Church, 48th St and 57th Ave
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
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
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.
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
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-
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
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
4729 46th Ave. Bruderheim 3 bed,
1 bath 4 appl. ns, pet ok $850 per
month $850 sd Oakwood
3 bedroom house for rent in
Lamont. Fully renovated. Four
appliances. Available immediately.
Phone 780-895-2466 or 780-405-
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-
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.
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-
Cuisinart 14 cup food processor.
Never used. $100.
Rebuilt Transmission from a trans-
port mini van $500 call 780-966-
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.
Class 1 driver required for an oil-
field service company fax abstract
and resume to 780-662-3368
Cook needed to start immediatly.
Apply at The Garage Pub and Grill
in Tofield or email thegarage@hot-
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
Wanted full time hairstylist and
space available for esthetician at
Ryley Hair Fusions call 780-663-
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
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-
Massage & Reflexology. 1 hour
treatments. Marge 780-662-3066.
Beginner Guitar Lessons. $25 a
lesson in Tofield. No guitar
required. To start call Mike 780-
Siding, Roofing, Windows, Attic
Insulation Free Estimates - Ryley /
Holden Area. Call Rob 780-938-
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
Local family farm looking to rent or
buy farmland. Custom farming
”Do you have old hay or pasture
fields that could be productive?”
Wanted to Rent or long term lease,
farmland or good grain land. Cash
or crop share
Brown, Black, Light
NEED TO PUBLICIZE YOUR
BUSINESS CARD IN OUR
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Stop into the Mercury
or Lamont Leader to
see our new
assortment of business
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deadline for ads is
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14 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), February 21, 2012
6th ANNUAL COLLECTOR
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Show, Mar. 23 - 25, 2012, Red
Deer Westerner Park. Featuring
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Consign your car or estate today.
1-888-296-0528 ext. 102; www.
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
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Expo Center Mar. 2 - 4. Last year
sold 75%. Time to consign. 1-
888-296-0528 ext. 102; www.
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
SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED.
Buying scrap batteries from cars,
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GPRC Grande Prairie Campus. 1-
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well maintained. $59,500. 780-
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DO YOU HAVE gravel/aggre-
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AN EARTHMOVING COMPA-
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requires a full-time Heavy Duty
Mechanic for field and shop
work. We require Cat dozer/
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SPRUCE POINT PARK Camp-
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located on Lesser Slave Lake
approximately 285kms northwest
of Edmonton, Alberta near the
Hamlet of Kinuso. We are now
accepting applications for the
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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@
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
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,
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com. Fax 780-485-6722. Phone
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.
NOW HIRING! Field Tech-
nicians. Are you looking for an
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Derrickhands, Motorhands and
Floorhands. Seeking full rig
crews. Paying higher than indus-
try rates and winter bonus. Send
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drilling.com. Phone 780-955-
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-
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-
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.
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
Cat & Hoe Operators required for
oilfield construction with well
maintained equipment. Compe-
titive salary & safety tickets
required. Fax resume 780-778-
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-
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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
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
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
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-
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FEED AND SEED
ROUND HAY and straw bales
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unloading. No Sunday calls
HEATED CANOLA buying
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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.
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
For additional information regarding these permists, please contact the Planning and
Development at (780)895-2233.
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
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.
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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.