Friday, January 5, 2018


2018 Vol. 17, No. 01

Happy New Year May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and may every window open to great possibility. - Mary Anne Radmacher

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Chautauqua DEADLINES are Wednesday:

Jan. 10 & Jan. 24 & Feb. 7 Thank you for your cooperation. TheChautauqua

Celebrating Our Communities Alix, Bashaw, Clive, Delburne, Donalda, Elnora, Erskine, Forestburg, Haynes, Lousana, Mirror, Pine Lake, Tees & Trochu

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Beth’s Ponderings As December was winging by, and 2017 rapidly drawing to a close, I felt very discouraged one day as I looked around me at everything that still needed done, and as I thought of all the things that I had wanted to accomplish that would have to wait, or not get done at all. So, in an attempt to cheer myself up, I decided to make a list of all my accomplishments and the highlights of 2017. Despite being in bed for almost three-quarters of the year (or maybe BECAUSE I was in bed for almost three-quarters of the year) I...  knitted a bikini, three cupcakes, two cakes, a dress and a sweater  crocheted a sweater, two bathing suits and a pair of slippers  completed 13 acrylic paintings (sized 5x7, 8x10, 9x12)  made and painted nine newspaper bowls, six newspaper plates and one newspaper vase, plus I made 8 newspaper baskets  decoupaged a small coyote, bunny, and reindeer  completed a 4,000 piece puzzle and two 1,000 piece puzzles  held an art sale September long weekend  saw (live) George Canyon, Colette Baron-Reid, Frank Mills, Gordon Lightfoot, a Frankie Valli tribute, and the Stettler Variety Showcase performances  attended three plays in Bashaw  read 18 Zane Grey books  did 5 online retreats  participated in a total makeover & photo shoot  got my picture taken with Santa  managed to keep the newspaper going and delivered When I looked at the list, I was amazed at how much I had fit into one short year! Life seems to go by so fast that we don’t get a chance to always acknowledge our milestones and accomplishments. As we transition into this new year, why not make a list of the highlights of the past year. You may be amazed too, and find you did more than you thought.

Village of Alix Reminders Tax Installment Plan: The Village offers a monthly payment plan for the payment of taxes. To be eligible, you must make application at the Village Office prior to January 15, 2018, and your tax balance must be zero as of December 31, 2017. Business Licenses: 2018 Business Licenses are to be paid by January 31, 2018, at a cost of $50.00. Dog Licenses: Altered - $20.00, Unaltered - $40.00. Please purchase dog licenses by January 31, 2018. After January 31st, dog licenses will increase to $30.00 for altered and $50.00 for unaltered. As a reminder to pet owners, under Bylaw 405/11, animals (dogs and/or cats) are not permitted to run at large. __________________________________________________________ Re: Traffic By-Law 279/98 Snow/Ice Removal: Please be reminded that it is the responsibility of the owner or occupant of a business or residence to ensure that snow and ice is removed within 48 hours of the time when the snow and/or ice was formed. County Bylaw Officers will be monitoring and issuing tickets to offenders.


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The Chautauqua 403-352-3837 (cell) Box 261 Mirror, AB T0B 3C0 Email: [email protected]

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Damara Osborn (above, left) presenting Western Financial Group's Support the Cause goal achievers check to FAMS representative, Nicole Thibeau. Photo courtesy of Jamie Croswell Bashaw RCMP make arrest following school threats

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Friday, December 22, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., the Bashaw RCMP responded to a report that a student of Alix-MAC School was making threats to harm students at the school. At the time of this incident, there were limited students and staff at the school. The RCMP in coordination with the Wolf Creek School Division Administration worked together to ensure everyone’s safety. A ‘hold and secure’ was put in place at the school. Stettler and Blackfalds RCMP assisted Bashaw RCMP in the safe arrest of a 15 year old male student from the school. The investigation remains ongoing by both the RCMP and the Wolf Creek School Division Administration. No one was harmed, and the RCMP are pleased with the successful resolution to the threats. No further information will be provided.

It's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left. - Hubert Humphrey

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Alix Coming Events & Celebrations To have an event, birthday, or anniversary added contact Beth at 403-352-3837, email [email protected] Alix Walking Club Tuesday & Thursday at 9:30 am Alix Community Hall Alix Hotel Meat Draws every Friday. Tickets available from 6:00 8:00 pm. All proceeds to Alix Figure Skating Club. Join us for an afternoon of Bingo at the Alix Drop In Centre. 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1 PM. Coffee, Tea & Cookies for $1. Public Skate: Shinny:

Fridays 3:30 - 4:45 pm, Sundays noon - 1 pm Fridays 7;00 - 8:30 pm

Sunday, January 7

Norm Stone Pancake Breakfast 9 - noon Drop In $6/person

Tuesday, January 9

Daphne Schultz

Thursday, January 11

Ron McIntosh Kendal Guynup Lions Club meets

Friday, January 12

Tyson Beebe Gord Stevens Joanne Schmidt

Saturday, January 13

Eunice Matier

Tuesday, January 16

Green Box Recycling Pick Up

Wednesday, January 17

Chloe Wilton Council meeting

Thursday, January 18

Dean Maltais Sean Hackworth

Sunday, January 21

Pancake Breakfast 9 - noon ACH $6/person

Monday, January 22

Shaelee Santee

Thursday, January 25

Keisha Ryan

Monday, January 29

Carolyn Bryant

Tuesday, January 30

Green Box Recycling Pick Up

Thursday, February 1

Loretta (Brayford) Tensen Cody Brayford Jim Barclay

Friday, February 2

Devon Mehle

Sunday, February 4

Pancake Breakfast 9 - noon Drop In $6/person

Monday, February 5

Terry Fehr

Wednesday, February 7

Emily Tensen Council meeting

Thursday, February 8

Lions Club meets

Saturday, February 10

Chris & Edith Schultz Friends of the Library Paint Nite! At the Lions Den, cash bar provided by

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Alix & District Community Alix Agricultural Society 403-747-2240 Alix & District Chamber of Commerce Curt Peterson 403-357-9933 Alix Bottle Depot 403-747-2794 Mon., Tues., Wed., Sat. 11:00 - 5:00 pm Alix Community Hall (ACH) To book: contact the staff at Home Hardware. Any other concerns: Dave Dewald 403-350-5189 Gord Christensen 403-747-3228. Alix Curling Club Krystal Sorum 403-747-2285 Alix Drop In Centre Everyone welcome! Mon. - Sat. 1:30 - 4:30 pm Alix Evangelical Free Church 403-747-2015 4619 - Lake Street Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Service 11 a.m. Alix Family, Community & Support Society (FCSS) Glenna Carlson 403 747 2031 Deb 403-350-8548 Alix Figure Skating Club Marcy Henry 403-391-3111 Alix Fire Department Darren Hiron 403-505-3215 Alix Food Bank Glenna Carlson 403-350-4079 Jill Hillman 403-588-5199 Alix Girl Guide Groups Gale Richardson 403-788-3835 Alix Lions Club Curt Peterson 403-747-2584 Alix MAC School 403-747-2778 Alix Minor Hockey Blane Friesen 403-597-3068 Alix Playground Society Darlene Tucker 403-747-3129 Alix Preschool Jill Hillman 403-747-2099 Alix Public Library Terry Holdstock 403-747-3233 Friends of Alix Public Library Society Cat Perry 403-304-6413 Alix Recreation Chelsie Currier 403-747-2221 403-318-4520 Alix Trophy Club Tim Docherty 403-741-6899 Alix United Church Sunday Service 9:30 am Minister: Amy Mueller DLM [email protected] 403-598-0746 United Church Women Jean McDermand 403-747-2347 Alix Village Shoppe Deidra Bagshaw 403 506 5662 Alix Wagon Wheel Museum Donna Peterson 403-747-2584 Alix Youth Centre Janene Anderson 403-747-2221 403-318-4520 ANTS (Alix Nature Trail Society) Arlene Nelson 403-754-6551 Bibs to Bookbags Childcare 403-754-5248 Carroll Club Lillian Fair 403-747-2974 Citizens on Patrol June Churchley 403-747-2455 Community Services Board Glenna Carlson 403-747-2031 Haunted Lakes Golf Club 403-747-2330 Haunted Lakes Pony Club Peter van Elmpt 403-318-4563 [email protected] [email protected] New members ages 6-21 welcome. Ripley Community Hall Brenda Barritt 403-742-9827 Stanton Community Hall Mel McBride 403-747-2220 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Della Mae Thull 403-747-3354 Thurs 9:00 AM - Alix Community Hall Waste Transfer Station (Dump) Hours Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 10:00 - 6:00 pm

Ripley Community School The Ripley School would like to let you know that the school house is available for rent for one day events or weekend use. School is equipped with kitchen and bathroom. For more info and prices, give Brenda Barritt a call at 403-742-9827.

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The experience of visiting your local library is unique for everyone. Visit your local library today and find exactly what you’re looking for – and some things that may surprise you. 4928 - 50th St. Box 69 Alix, AB T0C 0B0 403-747-3233 [email protected]

Library Manager: Terry Holdstock

LIBRARY HOURS TUES: 10:00 - 4:00 pm THURS: 2:00 - 8:00 pm SAT: 10:00 - 4:00 pm


Alix Library has free public wireless internet access! There is a fee for printouts.


ONLINE CATALOG Request titles or check your library account, with your 14-digit barcode (on library card) and the last 4 digits of your phone number.



Use your FREE library card at virtually every public library in the province. REMINDER Anyone who resides outside of Alix corporate limits, within the County of Lacombe, is asked to please supply the library with your legal land description. Thank you.

Community Services Department We will be having a Wellness Fair January 20th. More info coming. Seniors Assistance

Gov’t forms, Income Tax, Lifeline

Community Programming

Volunteer Supports, Event Coordination, School and Community programs support via Coordination and/or funding.

Volunteer Non Profit Support

Volunteer program

Emergency Social Services

Reception Center Coordination for declared disasters

Child and Youth Services

Preschool, Moms and Tots, Babysitting Course, Home Alone Course

Information and Referral

Data base for a variety of social programs and resources and referrals. Coats For Kids, Santa Anonymous, Tools For School, Collective Kitchens


BOOK SALE all year long. Purchase titles for a donation.


The Lois Hole Library Legacy Program - Grow Your Library - You can help make a difference by making a legacy donation to the library. Contact the library for more info.

Family Assistance


The original Alix history book, Pioneers and Progress, is available in a softcover format. $50.00 each. Call 403-7473233.

These are the many services we provide to Alix and Area. If you wish to access these services please phone ahead and make an appointment. Sometimes I need to be out of the office for various reasons so in order to make sure I am in my office a phone call is a good idea.


Community Cookbooks for sale at $15 each - makes a great gift. Available at Alix Library

Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 - 3:00 pm 403-747-2031 Cell 403 450 3079 Fax 403 747 2036 [email protected] located in the back of the Red Building on the end of Main St., take the sidewalk around back.

Alix Food Bank Glenna





Alix Lions Club Update Submitted by Lion Mary Flexhaug Any suggestions for the Lasting Legacy or concerns can be made to Home Hardware or individual members. Thank you. The Lions Club encourages you to donate your old eye glasses to people in need. Drop boxes are found at the Alix Library, the Village Shoppe, and the Drop In Centre. Thank you to the Drop In Centre for their ongoing support of this important program over the past few years. We encourage service minded people to join our team of volunteers to make all things possible. We need you and your ideas. Please contact President Curt Peterson, 403 747 258, or Mary Flexhaug, 403 747 3167, who can also put you in touch with any of our Lions members for more information. The Lions Club meets the second Thursday of each month, fellowship followed by meeting at 7:00. No meetings during July and August. We welcome guests at any meeting, call Curt Peterson 403-747-2584. Alix, Bashaw, Clive, Delburne, Donalda, Elnora, Erskine, Forestburg, Haynes, Lousana, Mirror, Pine Lake, Tees & Trochu

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Your local Pharmacists Trish Verveda: Compression stocking fitter Licensed to administer injections Medication Reviews

Sandra Schroeder: Prescribing Pharmacist Licensed to administer injections Medication Reviews

Jasnit Dhindsa: Compression stocking fitter Licensed to administer injections Medication Reviews

Railway Avenue Railway Avenue 403-747-2405

Campfire Girls' Club 1915 from Gleanings After Pioneers & Progress (above) and Meadow Creamery, which later became Central Alberta Dairy Pool, (across from today's arena) courtesy of Elaine Meehan


Alix Fire Department Submitted by Jill Hillman

Thank you to everyone who helped us achieve filling this year's Mitten Tree. Servus Credit Union graciously housed this tree for the community to fill with hats, scarfs, and mittens (below). A majority of what was donated this year will be going to the Women's Shelter. The Mitten Tree is sponsored by The Alix Lion's Club. We thank you again, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Photo courtesy of Glenna Carlson

Alix Fire Department would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to come to the Annual Toy Run and donated toys, money through pictures with Santa and food for the food bank. All proceeds went to Santa's' Anonymous to ensure that those less fortunate families and children have the opportunity to have a Happy Holiday Season! Without all the generous support from community members and volunteers fundraisers like this would not be possible! We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year 2018! Alix Fire Department is a group of volunteers that strive to support the Village of Alix and surrounding area in their greatest times of need. Contact Chief Darren Hiron 403 505 3215

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Alix MAC School Courtesy of the staff and school newsletter Want to find out more about what's happening at Alix MAC? 1. 2. Follow us on Twitter Monday, January 8

Classes resume

Thursday, January 11

Diploma - English 30 Part A

Friday, January 19

PD Day Alix Ski Club is hosting skiing at Canyon Ski Hill. This is not a school organized event.

Friday, February 2

Hockey Night In Alix Lace up your skates for a parent, teacher, student Hockey Game at the Alix Arena.

Friday, February 9

Alix Ski Club is hosting skiing at Canyon Ski Hill.

Friday, March 9

Alix Ski Club is hosting skiing at Canyon Ski Hill.

BAND NOTES CONGRATULATIONS to the Senior Concert Band for their fantastic performances on December 6 and 8 for the Administrator's Christmas Luncheon and the CASS Superintendent's Conference!! You all represented our school and community very well and we thoroughly enjoyed the delicious buffet meal provided by our Superintendent Mr. Lovell. Well done band students! Thank you to Tyler Flowerday and Carrie Gregson for hauling all our equipment for both performances!! CONGRATULATIONS to the Junior Concert Band, Grade 3 Class and Sign Club for their amazing performances on December 14 Commission – Councillor Gilliat c) Lacombe Foundation Board Meeting – Councillor Gilliat d) Emergency Management Advisory Meeting – Mayor Fehr e) Rural Crime Meeting – Mayor Fehr Resolution #281/17: Moved by Councillor Cole that the Village of Alix Council accept the Committee Reports as presented. CARRIED Administrative Reports: a) Chief Administrative Officer Report Resolution #282/17: Moved by Councillor Soltermann that the Village of Alix Council accept the Chief Administrative Officer Report as presented. CARRIED Correspondence and Information: a) Request to Enter into Agreement Denied – Camrose County b) Request for Equipment Funding – Alix Fire Department Resolution #283/17: Moved by Councillor Gilliat that the Village of Alix donate $5,000.00 to the Alix Fire Department for the Lifepack Automated External Defibrillator. CARRIED c) Lacombe County Quarterly Enforcement Activity Report d) Citizen Request – Cemetery Bylaw Review Resolution #284/17: Moved by Councillor Soltermann that the Village of Alix Council direct administration to do a review of the Cemetery Bylaw for the purpose of determining the maximum number of remains per

for the Senior's Christmas Luncheon at the Alix hall!! The senior's were very appreciative and enjoyed the musical selections. Well done to all students! Thank you to Mary Ward and Sarah Waldo for hauling our equipment down to the hall and back! The Senior Concert Band went to West Edmonton Mall for the day on Friday, December 15. All of our music classes from K - 12 feverishly rehearsed for the Alix MAC Christmas Concert which was on Wednesday, December 20. A huge THANK YOU to Lana Helgason for her donation of a flute and to Linda Howitt for her donation of a trombone and cheque to the band program!! Our program is funded solely by band parents and the Alix community and any donations are greatly appreciated! JoAnne Henry - Band Director plot.


e) Alberta Utilities Commission – Update f) Citizen Concern – Vehicle Speed on Lake Street g) Request for Support – Red Deer River Watershed Alliance h) Alberta Seniors Communities and Housing Association Resolution #285/17: Moved by Councillor Soltermann that the Village of Alix Council accept Correspondence Items (a) through (h) for information. CARRIED In-Camera:

a) Personnel/Privacy – FOIP Act Section 17 b) Economic Interest of Public Body Re: 4831 50 Street – FOIP Act Section 25 Resolution #286/17: Moved by Councillor Besuijen that the Village of Alix Council go “In-Camera” at 9:49 P.M. CARRIED Resolution #287/17: Moved by Councillor Cole that the Village of Alix Council come “Out of Camera” at 10:02 P.M. CARRIED Resolution #288/17: Moved by Councillor Besuijen that the Village of Alix Council accept the 2018 Draft Interim Operating Budget as amended. CARRIED Adjournment: Resolution #289/17: Moved by Councillor Gilliat that this Regular Meeting of the Village of Alix Council be adjourned at 10:03 P.M. CARRIED

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Village of Alix Council Minutes Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Village of Alix Council, held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the Village of Alix Council Chambers. Present: Also Present: Call to Order:

Mayor Rob Fehr, Councillors Tim Besuijen, Edwin Cole, Barbara Gilliat and Vicki Soltermann Michelle White, Chief Administrative Officer Mayor Fehr called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.

Amendments/Deletions to Agenda: Mayor Fehr called for amendments to the agenda. Approval of Agenda: Resolution #265/17: Moved by Councillor Besuijen that the Village of Alix Council accept the agenda with the following amendment: Add: In-Camera: b) Economic Interest of Public Body Re: 4831 – 50 Street – FOIP Act Section 25 CARRIED Minutes: a) Regular Meeting – November 15, 2017 Resolution #266/17: Moved by Councillor Gilliat that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Village of Alix Council, held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, be accepted as presented. CARRIED Delegation:

a) Recognition Presentation to Past Council Members Former members of Council, Curt Peterson and on behalf of Jody Widmann, Alf Widmann were recognized for their dedication to the Village of Alix. Former Council members Arlene NelsonDahl and Gordon Christensen were unable to attend and will receive their gift of recognition at a later time.

Unfinished Business: a) Request for Decision 17-08 – Soil Remediation Resolution #267/17: Moved by Councillor Cole that the Village of Alix Council will schedule another Groundwater Monitoring event in summer, 2018. CARRIED b) Request for Decision 17-09 – Funding Reserves Resolution #268/17: Moved by Councillor Soltermann that the $20,000.00 for Arena roof repairs allocated during the October 4, 2017 Council meeting, be funded through the Arena Reserve. CARRIED Resolution #269/17: Moved by Councillor Soltermann that the Village of Alix Council direct administration to transfer $195,437.00 from General Reserves to the Operating Budget. CARRIED c) 2018 Draft Interim Operating Budget The 2018 Draft Interim Operating Budget was reviewed by Council. d) Council Code of Conduct Bylaw #426/17 Resolution #270/17: Moved by Councillor Gilliat that the Village of Alix Council give second reading to Bylaw #426/17 being a bylaw of the Village of Alix respecting the conduct of Council members. CARRIED Resolution #271/17: Moved by Councillor Besuijen that the Village of Alix Council give third and final reading to

Bylaw #426/17.


e) Additional Delegate - Highway 12/21 Committee Resolution #272/17: Moved by Councillor Gillliat that the Village of Alix Council appoint Councillor Besuijen as the second Delegate on the Highway 12/21 Water Commission and Councillor Cole as the Alternate. CARRIED f) Additional Delegate - Inter-Municipal Development Plan Committee Resolution #273/17: Moved by Councillor Besuijen that the Village of Alix Council appoint Councillor Gilliat as the second Delegate on the Inter-Municipal Development Plan Committee and Councillor Soltermann as the Alternate. CARRIED New Business: a) Peace Officer Bylaw #427/17 Resolution #274/17: Moved by Councillor Besuijen that the Village of Alix Council give first reading to Bylaw #427/17, being a bylaw of the Village of Alix respecting the definitions of “Peace Officer” and the amendment of several Village of Alix Bylaws to include the definition of “Peace Officer”. CARRIED Resolution #275/17: Moved by Councillor Soltermann that the Village of Alix Council give second reading to Bylaw #427/17. CARRIED Resolution #276/17: Moved by Councillor Cole that the Village of Alix Council give permission for third and final reading to the Peace Officer Bylaw #427/17. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY Resolution #277/17: Moved by Councillor Gilliat that the Village of Alix Council give third and final reading to Bylaw #427/17. CARRIED b) Borrowing Bylaw #428/18 Resolution #278/17: Moved by Councillor Cole that the Village of Alix Council give first reading to Bylaw #428/18 being a bylaw of the Village of Alix to authorize Council to incur indebtedness by the issuance of debenture(s) in the amount of $1,400,000.00 for the purpose of refinancing the existing lease for the construction of Railway House located at 5008 – 50 Avenue, Alix, Alberta. CARRIED Resolution #279/17: Moved by Councillor Besuijen that the Village of Alix Council direct administration to pay out the remaining portion owing for the lease amendment agreement on 5008 – 50 Avenue in an amount not to exceed $56,000.00. CARRIED c) Municipal Affairs Ministerial Order No. MSL:121/17 Resolution #280/17: Moved by Councillor Cole that the Village of Alix Council accept Ministerial Order No. MSL: 121/17 as information. CARRIED d) Municipal Affairs Inspection Report Recommendations The Municipal Affairs Inspection Report – Recommendations were reviewed by Council. Committee Reports: a) Battle River Rural Crime Watch Society Meeting – Mayor Fehr b) Lacombe Regional Waste Services

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Events in Tees Tees 50+ meet Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 pm at the Tees Hall. Contact Audrey Noblet 403-784-3390 Tees Agricultural meetings 2nd Tuesday of the month 8 pm Tees Hall. President Cody Meston 403-747-2928 For bookings of the Tees Hall, Annex or Rodeo Grounds call Carol Fletcher 403 350 0881 Tees 4-H Wranglers meetings are at the Tees Hall the first Friday of every month at 6:30 pm. and ride at the arena every other Sunday.

Clive School Courtesy of the Clive School newsletter Monday, January 8

Classes resume

The Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.) A huge thank you to C.A.R.E. and their volunteers for spending the day at Clive School doing presentations for the students. The students enjoyed learning about different cultures from around the world.

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Sargent District Saturday, January 27/18

Pot luck Supper and AGM 6:30 pm

Sargent Community Hall is located at the corner of Sargent Lakeside Road and Haynes Road Call George Payne 403 784 3654 or Marie Payne 403 784 3444 for information

Haynes Happenings Exercise classes Tobi Duckering is leading classes Mondays at 9am. Wednesdays at 8pm and Fridays at 9am. Check her out on Facebook at ‘The Haynes Workout Crew’ For more information please feel free to contact Jolyn Dobinson at 403-391-3433.

Hall Rentals - call Mike 403-391-3546 Haynes Community Church Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Mac Parker 403-302-0885.

Nebraska Neighbors The Nebraska Hall is a single level, fully accessible facility available for use. For rental information, please contact Linda at 403-784-2756. Nebraska 4H Multi Club is looking for you. If you have always wondered about 4H, but have never looked into it, now is the time. Fun, Team Work, Friendships, Scholarship Opportunities. Call Linda Blacklock 403 304 7234

CLIVE SENIOR GIRLS TEAM WINS CWAJHAA FOR SECOND YEAR! The Clive Senior Girls Volleyball team wrapped up a very successful season with big wins! We won the Wolf Creek 1J banner in a tournament at the beginning of November. We played a defensively tough Lacombe Christian School team in the final, narrowly winning by 2 points in each set--made for some exciting volleyball to watch as both teams had equally good skills and didn't let up at any moment. We moved onto the Wolf Creek Finals, which is all of the schools in Wolf Creek School Division. We came home with bronze medals from that tournament, falling only to 2J schools, Rimbey and St. A's, in very close games. (These 2 teams were the silver and gold medalists respectively at the 2J CWAJHAA tournament). From there, our 1J banner win won us a spot in the CWAJHAA tournament in Caroline, which saw the top teams from 4 Central Alberta school divisions. We were undefeated after the round robin which put us up against the Lacombe Christian team that we played to win 1J. We defeated them in

3 sets, again crazy 2-point games. From there we went on to play Donalda, probably the toughest serving team we have seen all season-- they also had a couple of great hitters. We lost the first set 25-13. We couldn't pass their serves or their hits. The girls regained their confidence and started passing the serves and hits and we won 26-24. Onto the third set for the win, a set to 15 points. We started out not being able to pass their wicked serves and were down 11-3. The girls started to pass the ball, got on a roll, and took the CWAJHAA banner in a nail biting, heart attack creating 18-16 final! What an incredible group of girls who never give up! They proved that by coming back from an 11-3 deficit! I was floored by the intensity and determination this team showed; they were truly team players- every single one of them played as a team to win! That's what teamwork is all about!! CONGRATS girls, I am so proud of you! A big thank you to all the parents, grandparents and siblings, we couldn't have done this without your support!!

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Clive Coming Events Thursday, February 15

Clive Soccer 2018 AGM/Registration Night 6:30 pm Clive Baptist Church Boys and Girls Age 3-13. Teams will be available ONLY if enough players register to fill a team and we have volunteers to run the club! See our Facebook page for more details, or email [email protected]

Clive News Courtesy of the Valley Spotlight Staff Outdoor Rink Flooding has begun on the outdoor rink. Please stay off the ice until many floods have been applied to ensure a thick and smooth ice surface. The rink will be operational when the evening lights come on. Once the rink is operational the Village staff will look after clearing following major snowfalls. If you wish to use the rink and there has been a light snowfall please bring your snow shovel and clear your skating area, ensuring the snow goes out the back gates or over the sides of the boards. Clive Memorial Curling Club (403) 784-3377 Clive Men’s Night Monday at 7:30pm We are trying something new ‘Mixed Doubles Night’ Wednesday at 7:30, open to all ages, grab a partner and come down for some fun. If you are interested in putting in a men’s team, Mixed doubles or are an individual wanting to play please contact Russell at 403-788-2818 or call the rink and leave a message. Snow Removal Reminders Sidewalk Clearing Reminder that residents are responsible for clearing the sidewalks adjacent to their property. Thank you in advance for keeping your sidewalk safe for pedestrians. No Parking on Residential Streets While Snow Removal is in Progress To enable efficient clearing of the roadways please move your vehicles off the street unto your driveways when you see snow removal equipment operating in your neighbourhood. Snow Clearing – List of for Hires The Village is compiling a list of those available for hire for driveway and/or sidewalk snow removal this winter. If you would like to be included on this list please email [email protected] or telephone the office at 403-784-3366.

The Chautauqua A9 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING DECEMBER 14, 2017 BYLAW NO. 1259/17 Bylaw No. 1259/17, a bylaw of Lacombe County for the purpose of amending the Hamlet of Mirror Area Structure Plan received first reading by Council. A public hearing regarding Bylaw No. 1258/17will be held on January 25, 2018 commencing at 10:15 a.m. POLICY RC(10) 2017 APPLICATIONS The following funding applications were approved by Council through Policy RC(10): Operating Support of Historical, Cultural, Tourism & Visitor Information Facilities & Services. This policy was developed to provide financial support to community organizations that preserve and promote the history and heritage of Lacombe County, as well as promote tourism. Alix Wagon Wheel Museum $ 3,800.00 Bentley Museum Society $ 10,000.00 Blackfalds & Area Historical Society $ 10,000.00 Lacombe & District Chamber of Commerce $ 12,650.00 Lacombe & District Historical Society $ 33,877.00 Lacombe Regional Tourism & Marketing Assoc. $ 43,878.00 TOTAL $114,205.00 UTILITY RATE BYLAWS Council moved first, second and third readings of these bylaws to approve: • Bylaw No. 1262/17, a bylaw of Lacombe County respecting water, wastewater and garbage collection services in the Hamlet of Mirror. 2017 PUBLIC AUCTION Pursuant to Section 418 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) Lacombe County offered for sale at the November 24, 2017 public auction those properties with property taxes in arrears for more than two years. Lots 1, 2, 3, 41 and 42, Block 9, Plan 7159 AI (Mirror) were offered for sale with no bids being received. Council approved a resolution that Lacombe County acquire title to Lots 1, 2, 3, 41 and 42, Block 9, Plan 7159 AI (Mirror), subject to a favorable environmental assessment.

The Clive Seniors Circle is looking for new members! This is an opportunity to come out and be with friends for an afternoon of fun, light lunch, and games. Come join us at the Clive Meeting Room Mondays from 2-4. This is an asset in the community and a great opportunity for people to socialize. For more information please phone Wanda at 403-7545695. Clive Community Hall is in DESPERATE NEED of some more members to keep our board active. We are down to 5 members and may not be able to keep the doors of the hall open if we don’t get some community interest shown! There is not a big commitment of time and effort but when we host a function we need more help! Currently we have only 2 or 3 meetings a year, put on the Christmas Craft & Gift Sale and concession, the silent auction

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Block Parents contact Wanda Wagner at 403-318-0425. Chatelaine Club (Westling) meets 3rd Tues. - 7:30pm Westling Hall Jill Jeglum 403-784-3217. Clive Adventist Community Services Centre 4903-50th Avenue, For more information contact Darlene Reimche Phone: 403-784-2283 Email: [email protected] Clive Ag Society meets 3rd Thursday, Clive Arena. President: Cory Grose 403-784-3910. Clive Baptist Church Pastor Jamie Veitch 403-848-0665 Pastor Ricky Williams 403-877-6469 Sunday School for Kids and Adults 10 am Sunday Morning Worship Service 11 am Wednesday Youth Drop in at church. Ages 12 & up. 3pm to 5pm Jr. World Changers: Grade 3-6. Thursday Nights 6:30pm-8:00pm Youth Group Ages 12 & up. Friday Nights at 7pm Office Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs 8:30am to 2:30 pm Phone: 403-784-3335 Email: [email protected] See our Website for Full Details: Clive Birding Club meets at the Clive ACS Centre at 4903 – 50 Avenue the 1st Monday of every month at 7 p.m. for a meeting and to plan two birding events each month. If you would like to join the current members you can attend the monthly meeting or call Darlene Reimche at 403-784-2283 or email: [email protected] We would certainly like to have you join us.

Friday, January 5, 2018 Clive Public Library (Located at 5107-50th Street) Melanie Boettcher (librarian) – 403-784-3131 Library Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday Library programs:  Free Movie Friday: One Friday a month. A FREE MOVIE at the Clive Community Hall. Concession on site.  After School Arts and Crafts: Thursday 3:10-4:10 pm.  Adult Coloring Club: Every Wednesday from 3-5.  Crafter Chatters: Every Wednesday 1-3 pm.  Game Lovers Wanted: Every Tuesday 3-5 pm.  Books &Bootie Reading Rewards: Everyday day for anyone under the age of 17. Clive School Principal: Mr. T. Jardine 403-784-3354 or 403-341-4153 Clive Seniors Circle Monday afternoons at 1:30pm – friendship, floor curling, shuffle board, pool, cards or carpet bowling. All activities are at the Meeting Room. Contact Allan Street – 403-784-3884. Clive Skating Club Contact [email protected] Clive/Tees Neighbourhood Place Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 4:00 pm. Phone 403-754-5695 Clive United Church worship service at 10:00 am. Clive Village Office 403-784-3366 Mayor: Luci Henry Councillors: Tracey Hallman, Norma Penney, Susan Russell, Jeremy Whelan. Council meetings 2nd & 4th Monday of each month at 6:00pm at the Village Office. Website – To have an event posted, please email details to [email protected] Pioneers and Progress History Books available in softcover from the Village Office for $50.00. Community Sign (Hwy 12) to add an event contact Michelle at ATB

Clive Christian Fellowship for Sunday School times and information contact Pastor Gordon Rowland at 403-784-3172. Clive Community Choir welcomes all interested in the joy of singing. Practices are Wednesday evenings at 7 pm. For more information contact Lyle Pregitzer at 403-784-0009. Clive Community Hall contact Bev Krochak 403-784-3964. Clive Curling Club Russell Wildeman 403-470-8528

Elite Treasure Chest (Thrift Store) Hours: Tuesdays - Thursday 10-12 and 2-5 pm Fridays 10-12 pm Meeting Reconvened: In Camera: RC-17-262:

Clive and District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Coordinator – Wanda Wagner. Office phone: 403-754-5695 email: [email protected] Clive Food Bank at the FCSS office from Monday – Thursday 9-4. Clive Fire Dept. is looking for new members. If you would like to develop skills in this field, call the Village Office at 403-784-3366. Fire Chief – Monte Zaytsoff – 403-784-3997. Clive Hotel 50's Diner in the front lobby. Also home to Susan’s Pizza 403-784-3334. The Diner is open 11am to 8pm every day. Clive Lions Club meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month – 7:30pm at the Clive Community Hall. Wayne Rodney 403-783-2795 Clive Meeting Room to book call David Jones 403-597-7455 Clive Minor Hockey Ryan Ronald 403-318-5983 First time players receive 50% off regular rate. To register visit http:// or email [email protected] for more information.

Open Meeting: RC-17-263:

Mayor Henry reconvened the meeting at 8:20 p.m. with all those previously in attendance. Moved by Councillor Penney that the meeting proceed In Camera with all those present, under Section 197 of the Municipal Government Act to discuss a personnel matter protected from disclosure by Section 17 (third party personal privacy) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act at 8:20 p.m.. -CARRIED Moved by Councillor Hallman to revert to an open meeting at 8:26 p.m. -CARRIED -

Business Arising From In-Camera Session: CAO Contract: Moved by Councillor Russell that the Village of RC-17-264: Clive Council pursue the renewal of the CAO Employment Agreement with Carla Kenney. -CARRIED Adjournment: RC-17-265:

Moved by Mayor Henry to adjourn the meeting at 8:27 p.m. -CARRIED-

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Village of Clive Council Minutes Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the Council of the Village of Clive Province of Alberta, held on November 27, 2017 In the Village Office at 6:00 p.m. Present: Also Present: Meeting to Order: Agenda: RC-17-250: Minutes: RC-17-251:

Mayor Henry, Deputy Mayor Penney, Councillors Hallman, Russell and Whelan and CAO Kenney Senior Peace Officer, Mark Sproule, Lacombe County Enforcement Mayor Henry called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

Bank Statement: RC-17-258:

Moved by Councillor Russell to approve the minutes of the November 13, 2017 Regular Council Meeting as presented. -CARRIED -

Information Items b. through e. RC-17-259:

Senior Peace Officer, Mark Sproule, Lacombe County Enforcement presented an overview of the Peace Officer program, the officer’s authorities, and their enforcement focus. He also discussed the Peace Officer Services Agreement between Lacombe County and the Village of Clive.

Exit Meeting:

M. Sproule exited the meeting at 6:57 pm.

CAO Report: RC-17-253:

Information Items: Financial: Accounts Payable: RC-17-257: Moved by Councillor Russell to accept the Accounts Payables in the amount of $461,722.40 cheques number 14799 through 14825 inclusive. -CARRIED-

Moved by Councillor Whelan approve the agenda as presented. -CARRIED-


New Business: Lacombe County Enforcement Agreement: RC-17-252:

Draft Village of Clive 2018 Budget: Administration presented the first draft of the 2018 operating and capital budget to Council. Budget review and discussion is scheduled for the Committee meeting on November 28, 2017.

Moved by Councillor Hallman to authorize execution of the Peace Officer Service Agreement between Lacombe County and the Village of Clive finalizing the contracted hours in Schedule E following 2018 budget deliberations. -CARRIED -

Council Inquiries:

Board Reports:

RC-17-261: Moved by Councillor Whelan to approve the 2018 Clive Public Library Budget as presented. -CARRIED -

Administration addressed the Council inquiries from the Nov. 13, 2017 Council Meeting. Council inquired about the status of the Christmas Display Decorating Contest. Administration advised a notice was published in the Valley Spotlight and posted on the Village’s Facebook page.

New Business (cont.): MLA, Ron Orr Infrastructure Requests: RC-17-255: Moved by Councillor Penney to reply to MLA, Ron Orr, to include the Village of Clive’s Force Main Sanitary Project as a high priority capital infrastructure project in his provincial budget submission. -CARRIED Clive Library 2018 Budget: RC-17-256:

Moved by Councillor Whelan that the remaining information items; b. Nova Chemicals – Emergency Response Letter c. Town of Taber – Bill-C45 Cannabis Act d. RedDeer River Watershed Alliance – Membership Support; and e. Lacombe County Enforcement – 3rd Quarter Report be received and filed. -CARRIED-

Urgent Item: Coalition for NonViolence Communities: Moved by Councillor Hallman to authorize RC-17-260: Mayor Henry to attend the Central Alberta Regional Coalition for Non-Violence Communities meeting on Nov29th in Sylvan Lake. -CARRIED-

Moved by Councillor Penney to accept the CAO report for information. -CARRIED -

Unfinished Business: Snow & Ice Removal Policy #10-04-A1: RC-17-254: Moved by Councillor Russell to amend the Snow & Ice Removal Policy #10-04-A1 as presented. -CARRIED -

Moved by Councillor Penney to accept the October Bank Statement as presented. -CARRIED-

Meeting Recessed:

Councillors attended and reported on the following meetings. * Councillor Russell – Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) Convention * Councillor Penney – Clive Public Library, AUMA Convention * Councillor Hallman – Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), Lacombe Foundation, AUMA Convention * Councillor Whelan – None * Mayor Henry – AUMA Convention Moved by Councillor Russell to accept the Board Reports for information. -CARRIEDMayor Henry recessed the meeting at 8:15 p.m.

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Mirror Community Wednesday, February 28

Annual General Meeting for Friends of Mirror Library Society at 7 pm at the home of Gale Richardson. A library is a key facility in a community. To put your name forward for a position on the board, email [email protected] or visit the library by Feb. 28/2018. The Board meets eight times/year and provides a community presence not only with the library but through two markets, a Volunteer Appreciation event, Christmas Tea and May long week-end celebration.

Have you heard of the off-leash dog park?  Temporarily, it is set up in the unused ball diamond, with permission from the County  Plans are underway for a permanent area next to the ball diamond  Please be respectful, and clean up after your dog  Bags are provided on site, as well as a garbage can _________________

Mirror Community Food Bank: Open the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 6pm-7pm at the Skating Rink. Alternate access may be arranged by calling Peggy at 587-216-3227. Food donations can be dropped off at the Post Office. For other donations or questions please call 403-788-2204 . Mirror Playgroup meets Mondays from 9:30-11:30 at the Living Truth Christian School Jolly Seniors  Coffee is on every weekday morning at the Friendly Inn

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News from the Friends of the Mirror Library Society Submitted by Laura Graham The library will be closed Jan. 3, and will reopen on Jan. 10. February 28, 2018 at 7 pm will be the Annual General Meeting for Friends of Mirror Library Society at the home of Gale Richardson. A library is a key facility in a community. To put your name forward for a position on the board, email [email protected] or visit the library by Feb. 28/2018. The Board meets eight times/year and provides a community presence not only with the library but through two markets, a Volunteer Appreciation event, Christmas Tea and May long week-end celebration. You are welcome at the library each Wednesday afternoon for Adult Colouring, puzzle puzzlement or working on a favourite knitting or crocheting project. Bring friends and ideas with you and make it into a party! Who knows what good things will transpire. See you soon! 'Bought the Plank' at Mirror Library! It's a fundraiser so the library can be an awesome asset to Mirror. The new flooring has been installed and looks great. For just $10 per plank you can be part of the library's history. In appreciation your name will be prominently displayed. The library is ready to help you find a book to relax with. Come see us on the corner of 50th and 50th. The best way to contact Mirror Library is either to visit on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm or send an email to [email protected]

Living Truth Christian School Submitted by Janet Schulze Wednesday January 3

Classes resume for all students

The last week of school, our families and the Jr. & Sr. High students took in a presentation by Jojo Ruba from Faith Beyond Belief. Jojo’s message was about how to become effective ambassadors for Christ in everyday conversations. We would like to congratulate all of our Legion Poster Contest Winners: Dara Bushman, Addison McDowell, Kemery McDowell, Kyra Messner, and Sophia Staudinger. On Dec. 20 we welcomed our families and community members to help us celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ at our Christmas Musical Wrapping All The Way. Special thanks to Mrs. Babych, Mrs. Mew and the students in grades 1 – 6 who worked so hard to make the production a joy to watch! Our junior and senior high worship teams provided the instrumental and vocal accompaniment for the Carol Singing, and Mrs. Haayema’s Kindergarten class, accompanied by Mrs. Reed, delighted the audience with the poem A Song was Heard at Christmas. Afterwards, the performers and audience enjoyed a time of visiting and delicious Christmas treats. (pictured left top to bottom: Kindergarten, Gr 16, Jr/Sr Worship team) Special thanks to Mr. McDowell, Macey, Kaylee, Karina, and Shena for creating the backdrops, Jared, Nathan, and Tanner for helping with sound and light, and Mrs. Derksen and Mrs. Graham for their behind the scenes organizing! The Thrift Store is open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am - 4 pm, and will be open through the Christmas Break Alix, Bashaw, Clive, Delburne, Donalda, Elnora, Erskine, Forestburg, Haynes, Lousana, Mirror, Pine Lake, Tees & Trochu

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Christmas Stories by Rev. Robin King Each of the gospels has a story about the arrival of Jesus. Mark doesn’t have a birth story for Jesus. The gospel that opens with “the beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the son of God,” dives right in with the adult John the Baptist announcing the arrival of the adult Jesus. Here he is, says John, the one I’ve told you about. And there, suddenly, is Jesus, being baptized by John, spending some time wondering in the wilderness and then beginning his ministry. Matthew begins his story with a lengthy genealogy that establishes that Jesus is descended through Joseph, not just from the great king David, but from Abraham. The angel doesn’t appear to Mary, but to Joseph. Then, when Jesus is born, magi appear seeking the promised child that is “king of the Jews.” Jesus is, then, established as the king that was promised. Luke tells the story of the angel visiting Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, the birth in the stable, the shepherds, the angels. There are no kings of the sort Matthew’s magi expected to find. Mary and Joseph are poor. Angels announce the birth to shepherds, the lowest of the low in social standing. Those who need the most care figure prominently in Luke. It’s these two stories we combine into the “Christmas Story” that we tell with manger scenes, beautiful works of art and music, even pictures on cards. The almost idyllic pastoral scene of the child, “no crying he makes” the song says, surrounded by Mary, Joseph, the donkey and the other stable animals, sheep and shepherds, and magi (usually three kings) with their gifts and their camels. There may be a star overhead and perhaps an angel.

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That’s the thing, isn’t it. The story-telling is just the beginning. The real beauty of this tableau is in the thoughts, the questions a good story brings. The real beauty is in the wonder. This story is full of wonder. Mostly, I think, because it’s not full of fear. Luke tells that the very first words the angel says to Mary are “don’t be afraid.” Matthew says it’s the first words of the angel to Joseph. The angel appears to the shepherds and says don’t be afraid. I imagine Joseph said it to Mary more than a few times on the road to Bethlehem. The shepherds might well have said it to Mary and Joseph when the came to see the child with this crazy story of angels singing. And exotic looking magi who travelled a great distance with precious gifts just because they saw a star? Their first words must have been “please, don’t be afraid.” And I think they weren’t afraid. I think the characters in this story chose wonder over fear. I don’t think it was easy, but I think they did and that brought hope, it brought engagement and relationships and sharing the good news that in this child is God’s love. This is the kind of love the adult Jesus lived and taught. That same Jesus who had to remind us so frequently, “don’t be afraid.” See, I think that love is in all of us. Fear masks it. Fear covers it and makes it difficult for us to access it, live it and share it. But wonder opens our hearts to love. Wonder reaches out and, just like in the story, makes connections and builds relationships. That’s the way love gets out and gives life. Love is always there, waiting to be let out. That’s where the story of Jesus’ arrival in the gospel of John is so important to me. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God … What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it … And the Word became flesh and lived among us.”

Each of the stories of Matthew and Luke deserve their own time and attention, but I also don’t disparage combining them into a single representative scene. The hope, peace, joy and, most especially, love that’s at the heart of the story are all there. Yes, please go deeper, but this is a good place to start.

This Word isn’t just about words in a story, it’s the spirit of life itself, the energy, the power of creation, the love that connects us and animates us. It can’t be overcome by the darkness of fear. And it’s here, in this child, in the Christmas Story. Wonder about that.

New Year, New Habits

change their behaviors in less than 66 days, who knows, maybe YOU can change your habits in 21 days (for me it takes at least 30 days). However, it takes dedication and support which is why if you’re someone looking to change a pattern that no longer serves you in 2018, I highly recommend having an accountability partner. It’s simply someone, that you check in with weekly on your progress. It’s kind of like having a study buddy where you just check in and track your progress, giving feedback to one another where it makes sense. It’s so simple and it helps so much!

By Dominique Peters Happy New Year! It’s a time for new beginnings, out with the old (with gratitude) in with the new (with hope). One of the many things I love about New Year’s is that it creates an opportunity for us to create a new pattern and (if we choose) completely change our unhealthy ones. Although changing an old unhealthy habit can happen at anytime, there’s something about the new year that tends to motivate everyone more. Ever wondered how long it takes to form a new habit? The most famous research done was conducted in 1960 by Maxwell Maltz. As a plastic surgeon, he wanted to know how long it would take for people to recognize their new faces. The conclusion on which he wrote his famous book, Psycho-Cybernetics, said it takes 21 days for patients to recognize their own face again. So if you’ve ever heard anyone saying it takes 21 days to start a new habit that’s where that came from. However, more recent studies have been done and apparently it actually takes much longer than 21 days. In 2009, Phillippa Lally, a health psychology researcher at University College London & her study that was published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, Lally and her research team found that after testing 96 people for over 12 weeks, was that it takes exactly 66 days for individuals to form a new behavior. Now, please don’t let this get you down! I believe that depending on personality, values, integrity, and sheer will, that someone is able to

Deepening your commitment to improving your vitality, abundance, gratitude and peace is a radical act of self love. Sometimes, it just takes a little extra support from those that love you. Cheers to an awesome year of making healthy choices! HeartCore Coaching Llc. Sex & Relationship Coaching - Intentional Creativity™ Classes & Artwork

Slow down, breathe deeply, smile. It's a beautiful world. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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A14 The Chautauqua Battle River Bus Route: from Bashaw to Ferintosh, Edberg, New Norway, Duhamel (to Camrose/return). The bus (available to ALL ages). 780-372-3631 or 1-855-472-3631. Bashaw Adult Learning Courses 780-3723648 for courses and to register. Community Theatre please call for more information. Bashaw Ag Society monthly meetings are the first Wed of the month at 7:00 pm. Any questions or concerns please contact Karen at 780-781-0998, for bookings contact Loretta at 780-781-6451. E-mail [email protected] Facebook https://www.facebook,com/bashaw.agboard. Bashaw Art Club 10 - 3 pm Tuesdays above the Happy Gang Centre. For more information on classes and our meetings call: Gail Skjaveland 780 877 2393, Cathy Schafer 403 788 3625, Judy Hoy 780 372 3651

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Bashaw Lutheran Parish: Zion’s Sunday Service at 9:30 a.m. Bible Study on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. St. Peter’s 1st and 3rd Sunday Services at 11:00 a.m. Contact: Jean @ 780-372-4112 or Leanne @ 403784-3437 Bashaw Medical Clinic Call 780-372-3740 Bashaw Meadows Volunteers needed for a variety of positions: Contact 780-372-2056 for more information. Bashaw RCMP Victim Services Bethany Simpson 780-372-3793. Bashaw Skating Club contact Prudence Harris 780-372-2013. Bashaw Thrift Store open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 104pm. Drop off only received during business hours. Bashaw Well Child Clinics 3rd Wednesday of each month. For appointments, please call Camrose Public Health at 780-679-2980.

Bashaw Bottle Depot Wed 10-2 PM Thurs, Fri, Sat. 9 - 4:30 PM Bashaw Youth Centre open Tues - Fri 3 - 7 pm. Phone 780-372-4048. Bashaw Bus Society Shuttle Tuesday in town service. Camrose service: Thursdays only. To book call 780 372-3631. Charter available

Bethany Lifeline call 780-372-4074.

Bashaw Community Church 10:00 am Sunday Service Bible Study Tuesday evenings at 7 pm. Contact: 780-372-3581.

Fire Department meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at the Fire Hall. Contact Chief Mike Andriatz, Deputy Chief Jordan Lee, Town Office.

Bashaw Daycare Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 6 pm. 780-372-4074.

4H Beef Club meets 1st Monday at 7:00 pm. Call Karen 780-877-2598.

Bashaw & District Chamber of Commerce Meets regularly. Please visit our website for community and Chamber meetings, dates and times. Facebook page https:// or email [email protected]

Happy Gang Seniors Centre Sundays Canasta 1:30 p.m (except holidays) Mondays 500 - 1 p.m. Ukulele - 4:30 p.m. Hula - 6:00 pm Wednesdays Regular meeting - first Wed. of the month - 1:30 pm Thursdays Cribbage - 1 p.m. Fridays Floor Curling - 1:30 p.m. The activities are open to the public and there is a small charge for each activity. Refreshments served at most activities. Membership is available in the Buffalo Lake Golden Age Club for $10.00 per year, which is appreciated but is not mandatory. For more information: Helen 780372-2245 or Carolyn 780-372-3672. If you don’t know how to play, we will be happy to teach you!

Bashaw & District Food Bank 780-372-4074 Bashaw & District Preschool 780-372-4074. Bashaw & District Regional Health & Wellness Foundation Box 760, Bashaw, AB T0B 0H0. On Facebook as “Bashaw & District Regional Health & Wellness Foundation –Bdrhwf” Bashaw Elks meet 1st Wednesday of the month for a Dinner Meeting at 6:30 pm at the Bashaw Community Centre. (No meetings July and August). For more info contact Leon Braseth 780-372-4437. Bashaw 4H Beef Club Anyone ages 6-21 welcome. Contact Christy Van De Voorde 780-608-6197.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Catholic Church (Bashaw) Mass Time Saturdays 6:00pm except 1st Sunday of each month 9:00am. For weekday Mass Times call 403-742-2047. For all Mass times call 403-7422047

Bashaw 4H Canine Club contact Zoe Kisling 780-781-7747 Ionic Fitness Centre (Co-Ed Gym) 780-372-2030. Bashaw Historical Society meeting the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Lutheran Church. Contact Pam at 780 372- 2031. Bashaw Home Support Program Routine housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry. For more information call BDSS at 780-372-4074. Bashaw Legion Wednesdays Bingo Fridays Darts

Majestic Theatre meeting 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. Musical Jam sessions 1st Sunday of each month from 1 - 4 pm. Meals on Wheels 780-372-4074. Frozen meals for $7.00/meal. Neighborhood Newcomers please call BDSS at 780-372-4074

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Bashaw Library (in the Community Centre) Monday 1:30-4:30 pm, Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. 10 am - 4:30 pm, closed for lunch 12:30 -1:30 pm, Sat. 10-noon, Free internet access, books, movies, & more! Monkey Business Playgroup - 1st & 3rd Wed. at 10 AM, free drop in program for children 0-5 yrs, with an adult. Kids Lego Club drop in. Lego Mindstorm Robotics available to play at the library Bashaw Light Horse Club a family oriented light horse riding club dedicated to having fun with our horses while learning to be the best horse people we can be. Find us on Facebook for more information.

Royal Purple Meeting 2nd Monday 7:30 pm TOPS Tuesday at 10 am at United Church. Louise Hogg 780-372-3776. Town of Bashaw Council Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday at 5 pm. United Church 10:30 am Sunday Service with Sunday School. Labyrinth available. Phone: 780-372-3891. Email: [email protected] Website:

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Town of Bashaw Approved Council Minutes REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017 – 5:30 P.M. COUNCIL CHAMBERS Attendance:

Mayor Penny Shantz, Deputy Mayor Rosella Peterman, Councillor Darren Pearson, Councillor Lynn Schultz, Councillor Rob McDonald Chief Administrative Officer: Theresa Fuller Public Works Foreman: Murray Holroyd Recording Secretary: Kathy Berry Public: Bus Driver Jerry

ter in Wetaskiwin. Thank you to Mrs. Lischynski for organizing this opportunity! On Friday, December 22, students and staff began the morning with our annual Christmas Sing-a-Long, followed by locker cleanout. Our elementary students celebrated the season in their classes while the Junior High’s went to the Curling Rink. The Sr. High’s held their annual banquet, followed by a basketball alumni game in the gymnasium. My warmest thoughts and best wishes for a safe and wonderful holiday and a very happy new year. Myranda Shepherd, Principal


CALL TO ORDER by Mayor Penny Shantz at 5:37 p.m.

Bashaw Ag Society


ADDITIONS & AGENDA APPROVAL of November 2, 2017 – Due to short timeframe between meetings, this meeting will be a facilities tour. October 26, 2017 Meeting minutes will be presented at the November 23, 2017 meeting.

Bashaw Ag Society is requesting new ideas for events. Have any great ideas that would interest you, or you would like to see happen in our community?? Please bring them forward! Call or text Natasha at 403-805-8285. We look forward to hearing from all!


FACILITIES TOUR a. b. c. d. e. f. g.


Bashaw Industrial Lots Septic Receiving Station and Well House location New Ball Diamond Washrooms Ag. Society Renovations Water Treatment Plant Community Hall Fire Hall

NEXT MEETING: Regular Meeting of Council – November 23, 2017, @ 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

MOVED by Councillor Pearson that the next Regular Meeting of Council be held on November 23, 2017, @ 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. MOTION #222-2017 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 5)

ADJOURNMENT of the November 2, 2017 Regular Meeting of Council called by Mayor Shantz at 7:31 p.m.

Bashaw School Courtesy of the school newsletter and staff Monday, January 8

Classes resume

Thursday, January 11

Staff Meeting school dismisses at 2:30 pm.

Friday, January 19

Staff PD day NO School

Tuesday, January 23

Last day of classes for Sr High (exams begin)

Wednesday, January 31

Semester break NO school

Thursday, February 1

Staff Meeting school dismisses at 2:30 pm.

Thank you to all of you who were able to attend our Christmas Concert and for your donations to the Food Bank. Your donations helped to fill the shelves this holiday season. Our gymnasium was full and I would like to send out my deep appreciation for the constant support of our parent community. Our grade 4, 5 and 6 students enjoyed swimming at the Manuluk Cen-

Bashaw Events Saturday, March 31

Battle of Alberta Hockey Game Watch the game on a projector screen, best dressed Flames fan and best dressed Oilers fan, 50/50, door prizes, popcorn, build-your-own– burger station and Bar available.

SHUFFLEBOARD (TABLE), POOL, DARTS Wednesday mornings at the Bashaw & Area Seniors Centre (aka Happy Gang Centre), starting at 10 a.m. Everyone welcome. Line Dancing lessons at Bashaw Ag Hall every Wednesday 1:00 p.m. for beginners and 2:00 experienced. We dance to all types of music and line dancing does not require a partner. Only $5 drop-in. For more info call Marlene Drewes 780-372-2025. Bashaw Pickleball Club Fastest growing sport in North America! Every Thursday 7-9 pm at the Bashaw Arena! Pickleball equipment available for first time users! For More Information contact Marg: phone: 780-226-5661 Email: [email protected] Join us for Tai Chi slow, rhythmic, and meditative body movements designed to enhance relaxation, inner calm, and peace. It helps increase flexibility and balance, and strengthens muscles and tendons. Every Tuesday 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Centennial Room at Bashaw Arena

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For Bookings please contact 780-781-6451 Please add us on Facebook at Bashaw Ag Board to stay up to date with events!

BDSS News! We would like to establish a Volunteer Register for all town organizations to utilize. If you love to volunteer and be a part of all aspects of the community, please contact our office to sign up! 780-372-4074 Are you looking to make a difference in our amazing community? Come join the BDSS Board! Only one meeting per month with no meetings through the summer! Contact the office to learn more and attend some meetings to see if this would be the right fit for you!

Bashaw Curling Club FOR RENT!! The BCC upstairs Lounge and downstairs Ice/Floor are available for rent. Family Reunions, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Showers, Meetings, etc. Bar is also available upon request. To Contact the BCC please call:

Tyler – 1-780-781-6551

Children’s Book Bank WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:  Children’s books for kids aged birth to 12 years old  Teen or young adult books ages 13- 18 years old  Children’s books printed within the last ten years (2006 - present).  Children’s books in new or gently used condition – no missing covers, torn pages, or pages with colouring/writing on them.  A great rule of thumb: if you would gift it to someone, then it’s good enough for our use. Books can be dropped off at Bashaw Neighbourhood Place Monday thru Friday 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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Meeting Creek Community Centre:

Village of Donalda Pancake Breakfast and Music Jam 2nd Sunday of each month (Sept-June), 10:00 - 1:00 pm at the “Drop-In Centre” (corner of Main St. & Alberta Ave.) Here’s an opportunity to showcase your musical talent. You provide the entertainment and we’ll treat you to a great breakfast! To book a date contact the Donalda Coulee Friendship Club (listed below) or just “drop in.” Donalda Coulee Friendship Club Drop in each Saturday at the Club for "Coffee, and Fellowship" Where: Drop In Centre on Main St. and Alberta Ave. 1:30pm. - 4pm. We'd love to see you there!!

ABRA (Barrel Racing) 403-883-2721 Becky Dixon Donalda Animal Rescue 403-883-2870 Myra Gauvreau Donalda Area Crime Watch 403-883-2438 Paul McKay meets second Tuesday at 7:00 P.M. at the Community Hall. Donalda Beautification Initiative 403-741-8196 Beth Fulton Donalda Cemetery Club 403-883-2377 Holly Komishke Donalda Coulee Friendship Club 403-883-2555 Judy Dinsmore 403-883-2253 Darlene Tantrum Friendship Centre is available to rent, they also cater Donalda Curling Club 403-883-2780 Teresa Kneeland Donalda & District Ag Society (& Subsidiary groups) 403-741-8196 Beth Fulton Donalda Arena & Equestrian Centre Indoor and Outdoor Arenas available for rent Donalda Campground Donalda Community Hall Hall available for rent Willow Canyon & Chalet (Ski Hill) Donalda & District Community Promotion Society 403-883-2943 Bruce Gartside Donalda & District Museum & Gallery of the Arts 403-883-2100 Kasheen Clouson, Manager Email: [email protected] Hours: Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00am to 5pm. Donalda Library 403-883-2345 Naomi LaBelle Library Hours: Monday: 2:00 - 6:00 pm Tuesday: 2:00 - 5:00 pm Wednesday: 4:00 - 8:00 pm Thursdays: 10:00 - 2:00 pm Donalda Light Riders 403-883-2436 Becky Clement Recreational drill team rides Donalda Lutheran Church 403-883-2015 to leave a message 780-877-2415 Albern Bergstrom Church Service & Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. Donalda School 403-883-2280 Mark Siemens, Principal Donalda Volunteer Fire Department Call 911 for emergencies. Fire Permits must be obtained from the County of Stettler Over the Hill Trail Riders

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Donalda News Courtesy of the Donalda Lite Don’t forget to check out the Donalda Library Facebook page for an up to date list of upcoming events and programs for all ages! Like them on Facebook to stay in the loop! The Donalda Art Gallery would like to thank all exhibiting artists this summer for taking the time to showcase their works. That said we are already planning for next summer’s exhibition schedule. If you or someone you know would be interested in exhibiting their art work please let us know! 2D & 3D, as well as all mediums will be considered. Please submit a short artist bio and a couple photo samples to [email protected] Ladies' Gym Night - 7:30 @ Donalda School Each Monday evening the school gym will be open to any ladies who want to meet new people, play and socialize. We rotate through the school sports, following the school seasons. Right now we are in volleyball season, a traditional favourite in these parts. Everyone is welcome!! For any questions, or if there are any cancellations, check us out on Facebook or contact Julie Siemens (403) 430-0883. The Promotions Society is continuing to work on the welcome package for persons and families new to Donalda. The package will include a recent copy of the Chautauqua, Donalda Tourism & Business Directory, Donalda Lite plus complimentary gifts from local businesses. The success of this venture depends on receiving referrals from our local residents. If you are aware of newcomers to your neighborhood please call Robbie 403-883-2500 with their name, address, and phone number if possible. Thanks. 403-741-7656 Roberta Rouse Spruce Coulee Community Centre 403-883-2482 Karen Norman Transfer Site Summer hours Wednesday & Saturdays 10:00 am- 2:00 pm Village of Donalda 403-883-2345 Office Hours: Monday and Tuesday 9am-5pm Wednesday 9am -12pm.

“Happy New-year! happy New-year!" It is the day of hope and a fresh beginning. Old debts shall be forgiven; old feuds forgotten; old friendships revived. To‑day shall be better than yesterday. The good vows shall be kept. A blessing shall be wrung from the fleet angel Opportunity. There shall be more patience, more courage, more faith; the dream shall become life; to‑day shall wear the glamour of to‑morrow. Ring out the old, ring in the new! ~George William Curtis (1824–1892)

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Buffalo Lake Nature Club Submitted by Marie Payne Thursday, January 18

Monthly meeting 7 pm

For more information on any events: email: [email protected] or call Chris 403 740 3636

Friday, January 5, 2018

Camrose (Meeting Creek) Heritage Railway Station and Park Camrose Heritage Railway Station & Park 4407-47 Ave, Camrose Alberta Tel: 780-672-3099

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The Chautauqua A19 snow removal (sidewalks and/or driveways)-the village has a few young entrepreneurs that are willing to do snow removal. Please call the Village office (780-582-3668) if you need snow removal done and the office will give you the numbers of these young people. Thank you!

Forestburg School Courtesy of the school newsletter Monday, January 8

Classes resume

Thursday, January 11

Staff meeting/early dismissal

Friday, January 19

Staff Collaboration Day no school

Wednesday, January 31

Semester Break no school

Forestburg School is an excellent example of what partners in a community can achieve when working together for our youth. My recent experience with the 2016-2017 awards program exemplifies what parents, teachers, support staff, and volunteers can do when they come together to provide the best educational experiences a rural education system can provide. The educational successes that our students are experiencing is a direct result of teachers, with the support of parents and guardians, engaging students with the Alberta Program of Studies. Forestburg School parents and families provide a strong voice for education and take interest in their children’s educational life. Our educational community does an excellent job of not only trying to educate our children academically, but also in helping them to mature and grow socially and emotionally in inclusive classrooms. Success comes from intentionally focusing on one's goals, being perseverant, and consistently providing additional supports as they are required. Thank-you for welcoming me into your community and I look forward to seeing what we can achieve together! Gordon Thompson, Principal

The History Book Committee would like to thank everyone who submitted stories for the first deadline of September 1, 2016 and the second deadline of May 1, 2017. Those early deadlines have helped us make a lot of progress toward gathering enough material for the book. The FINAL deadline for submissions will be January 15, 2018. After that date the work of assembling and organizing the book will begin. The committee has also decided that the new book will be printed in colour. The printing cost is somewhat more but the quality of the end product will be worth it. Anyone who has seen Heisler’s new history book will certainly agree! Forestburg History Book email: [email protected] Forestburg Seniors Drop in Center 780-582-3941 Open daily— Monday through Saturday 9:30 am—4:30 pm  Monday Am –Pool tables open/ Cribbage  Tuesday 9:30 am—low impact exercise—1 pm bridge, cards  Wednesday am open—1:30 pm floor curling  1st Wed of the month—floor curling tutorial, learn to curl  Thursday 9:30 am—low impact exercise—1:30 pm cards  Thursday evening—Forestburg Art Club meets at 7 pm Call 780582-3820 for particulars  Friday am pool tables open—1:30 pm open activities

Congratulations to the High School Cross Country team consisting of Braydon Kuefler, Ashley Barton, Keely Adams, and Avrie Bish who travelled to Zones in Wetaskiwin on October 11. They all did very well, persevering in extremely cold conditions. As well, Keely Adams travelled to Provincials on October 21 in Edmonton. Mrs. Adams Thank you to everyone who contributed to the pumpkin catapults on October 31. Mrs. Prehn The grade 5's were more than happy to share their Quiz Kid circuit boards with the grade 2, 3 and 4's. The quizzes were designed so that a bulb lit up if the question was answered correctly. This helped the grade 5's design and better understand circuits and encouraged the younger students to learn new information. Mrs. Walker, Grade 5 Teacher


A big THANK YOU to Jody Pettigrew and Usborne Books for the wonderful donation of some beautiful new books for our library. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Mrs. Strauss Forestburg School is excited to have the opportunity to offer breakfast to our students this year. If you are interested in volunteering and could commit to an hour in the morning please contact Deanna Bartlett 780 582-3792 or Rachelle Sveahun 780 582-2267.

Forestburg News Courtesy of the INFOrestburg newsletter Forestburg residents: If you are in need of

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Friday, January 5, 2018 Tuesday from 3:30—5:00pm at the Art Club above the Fire Station. Junior and Senior High students only. Any questions contact Lori Trudeau 780-582-4111.

Saturday, January 6

Novice Hockey 12 pm Thunderstars vs Stettler

Tuesday, January 9

Gardening Series at Library 7pm 100 Anniversary Committee Meeting 7 pm in Council Chambers

Thursday, January 11

Library board meeting 7pm Forestburg Library Conversational French at the Library 7pm

Saturday, January 13

Pre-Novice Hockey Tournament Forestburg plays at 10 am vs Big Valley 3 pm vs Battle River Knights

Monday, January 15

FINAL Deadline for History Book Stories Looking for stories of Organizations, Businesses, Sports Teams, Families, Memories, Traditions in Families, and in the Community. Submissions preferred in Word but handwritten is fine! Photos by email or we can scan.

Thursday, January 18

Conversational French at the Library 7pm

Saturday, January 20

Minor Hockey Day 10:00am - Forestburg Pre-Novice vs. Daysland Pre-Novice 12:00pm - Forestburg Novice vs. Daysland Novice 2:00pm - Atom Stars vs. Wetaskiwin 4:00pm - Bantams vs. Wetaskiwin 6:30pm - Midgets vs. Battle River Knights

Thursday, January 25

Conversational French at the Library 7pm

January 26 - 28

Forestburg Curling Mixed Bonspiel Contact Penny @ 403-358-8000 $160 per team

January 30-February 1

The Library will have Virtual Reality Goggles available for use during semester break !

Saturday, February 3

F.I.R.S.T Annual Supper and Auction Forestburg Community Hall. Call 780-385-3976 for tickets $30 per person

March 9, 10, 16, 17 March 18 (matinee)

CURTAIN CALL COMMUNITY THEATER PRESENTS: "Drinking Habits" by Tom Smith with permission Playscripts Inc. Directed by Robert Ponto & Neil Lunty. dinner theatre. Tickets on sale Feb 1/18 $40 Forestburg Municipal Office Matinee $15-tickets available at door

March 12 - 18

Men's/Ladies Combined Bonspiel: Contact Jeff @ 403-854-6546 $160 per team

August 3 - 5, 2019

Back to the Burg Forestburg’s 100 Anniversary celebrations

Bethel United Church 780-582-3796, e-mail Rev. Dianne Crewe. Services start at 9:30 am First Sunday of each month is communion Last Saturday of each month, the Men’s Breakfast (8:30 – 10:00 am.) Find us on Facebook under Forestburg and Alliance United Church Curtain Call Community Theatre Nancy Ambler 780-582-2296 Diplomat Mine Museum Society Ryan Hunting 780-582-3758 District 19 Open Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings every Saturday, 7pm at the Community Baptist Church (4802 47 Ave.) Contact 780-385-6056 for more info Forestburg Aquanauts Tara Sieben 780-582-4252 Forestburg Arena Association Tracy Dietrich 780-889-2259 Forestburg Art Club Val Vincett 780-583-3929 Forestburg Ceramics and/or Pottery Marj Lunty 780-582-2250 Forestburg Clinic Call 780-582-5185 for appointments Mon—Fri. Please confirm that your appointment is for Forestburg as the phone is call forwarded to Daysland clinic on days the Forestburg clinic is not open. Well Baby Clinic Call 780-384-3652 for appt. Forestburg Community Caterers to book, call Charlotte Stenson at 780-582-3787. To volunteer for the Community Caterers please call Rita at 780-582-3811. The profits raised by this group help to support the Forestburg community Hall as well as other Community events. Forestburg Community Centre Reta LeGear 780-582-3811 Forestburg Community (Baptist) Church 385-3607 Sunday Worship starts at 9:00 am with Pastor David Toner. This church is affiliated with the KillamBaptist Church, please visit their website at Forestburg Concert Series Forestburg Curling Club Jeff Northey 780-582-3925 Forestburg Dance Society Linda Welsh 780-582-2408 Forestburg Figure Skating Club Jenn Shigamatsu 780-582-3738 Forestburg Fossils Hockey Jeff Northey 780-582-3925 Forestburg Golf Club Levi McDermott 780-582-3693 Forestburg Historical Society 780-582-2298 Forestburg Lions Club BINGO every Tuesday at the Forestburg Com-

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The Chautauqua A21 Delburne Figure Skating Club (DFSC) Offers CanSkate, Star Skate, Powerskating and Syncro Skating. For more info call 403-749-2700. Delburne 4H Coal Trail Riders 4-H Horse Club. New members welcome! Meet second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. at Cumberland Hall. Contact Vicky at 403-749-2737. Delburne Gospel Church Sunday Service and Sunday School is 11:00am. Home Bible Studies are on Thursdays at 1:00pm. For more information call 403-749-2211.

Anthony Henday Historical Society meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Museum. New members welcome. Contact Ray at 403-749-3813 or[email protected] Through the Years 1980-2014: The Updated History of Ardley, Delburne, and Lousana Districts are on sale for $60.00 each and are available from committee members. Copies of the original history book are also available for $60.00. If you wish to purchase a set of the old and new books, the cost of $100.00. For more information please call Janice at 403.749.3011. Centennial Celebration 2013 DVD available for sale at $20.00 each. Call Shelly at the Anthony Henday Museum, 403-749-2711 or call Ray at 403-749-3813. Anthony Henday Museum open July - August, Tues. - Sat. 10 - 4 pm. Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (CAPRA). This group is open to all community members who want to take action on poverty, and promote a vibrant and prosperous Delburne. For more information on any of these initiatives, or to get involved, contact Diane Gunter at [email protected] or call 403-348-3397 Chamber of Commerce New members welcome! Call Dave at 403749-2595.

Delburne Minor Hockey Meets 1st Thursday of the month. Delburne Municipal Library Memberships are only $10.00. Open Tuesday-Friday 11:00am-5:00pm. Wednesday 11:00am-8pm. Saturday 11:00am-2:00pm. Closed Saturdays of a Holiday Weekend. Delburne Moms & Tots Contact Linda 403-304-4408 or Jayne 403749-3380 for information. Delburne Pottery Club New members welcome. For more information call Verna Allison 403-749-2003 or Norma Clark 403-747-2956. Delburne Summer Youth Program Activities for students Kindergarten - Gr. 12. Check out Delburne United Church Worship Service and Sunday School every Sunday at 11:15am. For more information about the Church events or activities please contact Carol Craig 403-749-3741. Or join our Delburne United Church Facebook Page. For any Church functions including baptisms, weddings, funerals, and meeting room bookings please contact Carol Murray 403-749-3856. Contact Amy Mueller, Minister @ 403-749-3772

Collins Community Center To book hall contact Vina 403-749-3911 Cumberland Hall to book the hall for your next gathering, please contact Ada & Gerry Linneberg at 403-749-2525. Delburne Aging Well Society Contact Kathy Faulk at 403-749-2590. Delburne & District Ag Society Contact Lance Cochrane 403-749-2700. Delburne & District Light Horse Association A fun, family oriented horse club that participates in cattle penning & gymkana events throughout the summer. New members welcome. Contact Bonnie Stephenson 403-749-3434. Delburne Community Choir If interested call Mary 403-749-2039 Delburne Community Hall For bookings please call Shelly Perry 403 749-2821 Delburne Curling Club Contact Louise Smith at 403-749-3898 Delburne Drop In Centre Crib on Mondays at 1:30 pm. All welcome. Contact Betty at 403-749-2035 for more information. To rent the DropIn phone 403-749-2035 or 403-304-4408. Delburne Family & Community Support Services (FCSS): Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 4:30pm Village Office FCSS provides and promotes preventative social initiatives that enhance the social well-being of individuals, families and/or the community. These services include information and referrals, workshops, presentations & programs for all ages. For further information contact Carol Kihn, Community Worker 403.749.3654 or email [email protected] Delburne Farmers Market Every Wednesday afternoon from June to September, at 4-7pm at the Delburne Community Hall. For more information see our Farmers Market page under Special Events or contact Amy at 403-740-9312 to become a Vendor.

ELKS Meet 2nd Monday of the month at 8:00pm. Contact Roy Jamieson at 403-749-2058. Harvest Gym Located in Delburne Centralized School. Call 403-7493838 for hours of operation and membership information. Haunted Lakes Pony Club for youths ages 6-21 who are interested in learning the discipline of English riding through lessons in Dressage, Jumping, Rally and Eventing. You can enjoy camps, clinics, stable management and quiz competition through-out the year. Contact Peter van Elmpt - 403-318-4563, [email protected], or Lab Services Every Monday & Wednesday morning from 8:30am. to 12 noon at the Elnora Health Centre. Drop in services only. Meals on Wheels For more information call Carol at 403-749-3654 Off lease dog park is open for public use! Please no vicious or uncontrollable dogs. The only opening for this facility is on the north side of the fence. Please clean up after your dogs so it stays clean for everyone. Royal Canadian Legion Meetings are every second month. Contact John McLeod at 403-749-2277 for more information. Ladies Auxiliary to the Legion Meet 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Contact: Jeanette 403-749-3787 Village Office Hours Mon - Thurs 9 am – 4:30 pm (closed 12-1 pm), Fridays 9:00 - 12:00 pm CLOSED afternoon. Council meetings 2nd. and 4th. Tuesday of the month at the Delburne Village Office. Signs To have your event promoted, forward details to the Village Office in person or phone 403-749-3606. Cemetery please contact the Village Office at 403-749-3606. Public Works 403-749-3607 Dry Dump: Tuesday: 2 pm to 5 pm, Saturday: 9 am to 1 pm The dry dump is available for BOTH Village & County residents. Well-Baby Immunization Clinics Held at the Delburne Village Office

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Events & Activities January 11 – 14

Ladies Bonspiel

Saturday, January 20

Self Defense for Women 11am – 3pm $15 each (10% discount for mother/daughter duo) Register by January 9/18 Carol, FCSS: 403-749-3654 or [email protected]

January 22 – 28

Open Farmers Bonspiel

Friday, February 2

Delburne United Church 26th annual Ground Hog Day Supper at the Delburne Community Hall from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Prices: Over 12 years $12.00, ages 6 to 12 $6.00, under 6 free. Look forward to seeing you there.

February 2018

Beginner Pottery Lessons Delburne Pottery Club. Eight 3 hour classes included. For more information contact Dell Reiss at (403)-896-7000

March 30 & 31

Closing All Niter Bonspiel

Delburne Pottery Club fired up for another year of creating and learning! Thank you to the Delburne Curling Club who rent us the north-east corner of their building, allowing us to accommodate our membership of 15 last year! Verna Allison, a near-50 year member continues to share her invaluable knowledge through instruction, offering a lesson for advanced members October 11! We invite anyone, whether interested in becoming a member or simply curious to visit the studio to call Norma @ 403-597-3703. We are happy to answer any questions and share our love of this ageless craft! Pickleball is held Thursdays and Fridays at 6:30pm in the Small Gym at the Delburne School. A $2.00 drop-in fee will be charged and racquets are provided for those who don’t have one. Anyone 14 and over is welcome to come and join! Come out and see this exciting new sport to Delburne! Seniors Financial Assistance Programs Is a monthly benefit paid to seniors 65+ with an annual income of $26,965 or less, or a senior couple with a combined annual income of $43,785 or less. Special Needs Assistance for Seniors Is available to help seniors with the certain appliances and specific health and personal supports (Lifeline). The maximum assistance available is $5,000 in a benefit year that runs July 1st to June 30th. Forms are available at the Village of Delburne FCSSA office. Contact Carol for assistance at 403-749-3654 Are you interested in Sparks (age 5-6), Brownies (age 7-8), Girl Guides (age 9-11), or being a Unit Leader or helper? I am currently trying to find out if there is enough interest in these groups to start up Girl Guides in Delburne. If you are interested please contact Dallas at 403-505-2966. ASSISTANCE with FORMS Do you have questions around AB Seniors Benefits, Special Needs Assistance for Seniors, Dental/Optical Assistance for Seniors, and/or Education Property Tax Assistance for Seniors? Please phone FCSS 403 749 3654 to book an appointment. A trained volunteer will meet with you to help you fill out your forms and answer questions you may have. The Canadian Diabetes Bin is back! It is located at 2119 -20 St in the back ally across from the Fire Hall. Canadian Diabetes accepts all clothing, DVD's and accessories. Everything must be in bags. Lets help support a great cause and continue recycling. If you have any questions you can call Bev @ 403-506-1205 or Russell @ 403-314-9961

Friday, January 5, 2018

Delburne Centralized School Phone: 403-749-3838


Courtesy of the school newsletter Thursday, December 21

Primary (K-3) Christmas Concert 1:30pm & 7:00pm

Monday, January 8

Classes resume

Thursday, January 25

PAC Meeting 6:30pm

Wednesday, January 31

Semester Break (no school for students)

The grade 6 classes hosted a Lost Treasures Sale in the Large Gym on December 1, to kick off the Christmas season. New or slightly used items were donated to the school. Classes were invited to come and shop for Christmas gifts for family and friends at amazing prices. Also offered, were free gift wrapping and craft centre for when students were done shopping! The Scholastic Book Fair has come and gone with another raging success! We surpassed our goal of $2500 and reached a total of $3224.10. A portion of this goes towards new books and furniture for the Library. The winner of the Family Event Draw with the prize of $25 worth of books for the winner and the winner’s teacher was Sianna Holt in Mrs. Simpson’s grade 6 class. The winner of the “Guess How Many Pages” contest was Daphne Hansen in Mrs. McCaw’s grade 3 class with one number off the correct number of 531 pages. Her prize was a book from the Book Fair of her choosing. Congratulations to the winners! Thank you once again to everyone that supported the Book Fair this month. See you at the next one! Ms. Jackson, Librarian A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported our Magazine and Gifts We Love campaign. We sold over $12,000.00 worth of product(s). Thank you so much to our Parent Advisory Council for providing the teachers with a delicious supper during DCS Parent/Teacher Conferences. The Yearbook Committee would like to extend a huge Thank You to everyone who purchased the gorgeous poinsettias this year! Great news everybody, Snack Shack is back! Grade 6’s are selling flavoured popcorn, veggies & dip and fresh fruit every Tuesday/Thursday for $1.00 each. They will also have an occasional special treat! Look for Snack Shack carts around the school during lunch time. Hot Dogs and Hot Lunch are a great revenue source for our PAC, and the students love it – but it does require volunteers to run the program. You can volunteer as little or as much as you want – every shift is greatly appreciated. We need volunteers for Wednesdays (hot dogs) and Fridays (hot lunch). You will always be paired with someone who has volunteered before to help you learn the process. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact De Anne at 403749-3095. We appreciate everyone who has volunteered to date, and look forward to having new faces join the Hot Lunch Team. _________________________________________________

Message From The Village The Delburne Library Board and the John Pisko Memorial Grant Board are looking for members. Four new members are needed for the Library Board and five new members are needed for the John Pisko Board. Please send a letter to the Delburne Village Office by January 30, 2018.

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Please be aware that the garbage bin at the Community Hall is locked and is for Community Hall use ONLY. It is not the responsibility of the Community Hall to dispose of personal household garbage, and dumping here will not be tolerated.

Village of Delburne Anthony Council Minutes Henday Historical Society

Curb-side garbage pick up in Delburne is every Friday. Delburne residents can also bring their refuse to the Gaetz Creek Transfer station off Hwy 42, or the Red Deer Waste Management Facility on 40 Ave. in Red Deer. Thank you for helping keep Delburne clean!

Health Centre Update Dear Delburne and surrounding Residents. We have made good progress so far on the Health Centre. • Land survey done • Drawings finalized • Awaiting planning permission • Bank financing pending Construction to start in early Spring

Delburne Curling Club League play for this season will be  Ladies Mondays  Seniors Tuesdays  New “Open League” Wednesdays – any combinations most welcome, mixed, family, men’s  Drop In Curling Thursday afternoon at 1 pm if interest shown Call Bernice at 587-377-0142 If you are interested in curling please leave a message at the rink at 403-749-3855 or call Louise Smith at 403-749-3898 Everyone welcome!

Delburne Gospel Church At the end of each month we will again be holding a Potbless. We would like to extend a warm invitation to anyone wanting to join us on Sunday mornings for Service or Sunday School. Sunday Morning Service begins at 11AM Sunday School begins at 11:20 AM - resuming in September If you have questions concerning our ministries please, call: 403-749-2699 or 403-749-3708

Delburne United Church The United Church has been involved in many projects over the years for the good of the church and to help out in the community. Our doors open at 10:30 on Sunday mornings where the ladies offer coffee and conversation before the 11:15 service.  Moms and Tots every Wed. 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  Communion 2nd Sunday of each month - All welcome For more information about the Church events or activities please contact Carol Craig 403-749-3741. Or join our Delburne United Church Facebook Page. For any Church functions including baptisms, weddings, funerals, and meeting room bookings please contact Carol [email protected] 403-749-3856. Contact Amy Mueller, Minister @ 403-7493772 “All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome, in this place.”

It is possible at any age to discover a lifelong desire you never knew you had. - Robert Brault

The Anthony Henday Historical Society (Museum) is a long standing organization that is an asset to our Village and District. We would like the public to know that they are always welcome to come and visit and even participate in the affairs of the Museum. Our membership is aging and declining. Thus, we are looking for new members to become engaged with us. There are many community leaders among us that that with their fresh ideas would certainly bolster both our spirits and engagements. WE NEED YOU! Memberships are $20 year and meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact: Ray Reckseidler at 403-749-3813 email [email protected] Shelly Nicholson at 403-749-2711

Little Free Library TAKE A BOOK—RETURN A BOOK Inspires love of reading, builds community and sparks creativity by fostering neighbourhood book exchanges. The Village of Delburne installed two Little Free Libraries this summer: * In front of the Village Office * Between Elk Haven Lodge and the United Church For more info contact Carol , FCSS, 403-749-3654

Delburne Municipal Library Located on Main Street 403-749-3848

Librarian: Judy Nicklom

Email address:[email protected] Website: Tuesday 11:00-5:00, Wednesday 2:00-8:00, Thursday 11:00-5:00, Friday 11:00-5:00 and Saturday 11:00-2:00. We have 8 computers/wireless internet with programs such as: Print Shop 23, Adobe Premier Elements 14, Web Designer 6, Home Designer 2016, Family Tree Heritage, Core Draw Graphics Suite X 7 for public use, printing, photocopying, faxing, scanning to e-mail and the notice board. We are still accepting donations of small household appliances, tools, exercise equipment, camping supplies, gardening supplies/tools and sports equipment, for our equipment library. Crutches and other small healthcare aides would be helpful as well. Everyone is welcome to come work on the large puzzle in the library. If people are interested, I will continue to bring in puzzles to the library. A reminder, we have beautiful Postcards of local scenes available to purchase as Gift Certificates. New items are arriving weekly! Place your requests early. USB memory drives are now available at the library. Save your resume and cover letter for easy access, printing and editing! Belly Busters! Register at the library to form/join an informal group to meet once a week at the library, to research, network and support fellow Belly Busters. We can do it together! Do you have items belonging to our library and would like to return them without penance? Please return items to us utilizing the book return slot located to the left of the door. Start anew. Bulk printing and copying available. We can meet your printing and copying needs at the library with our new improved equipment! We offer reduced rates for bulk jobs.

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Willow-Valley Presbyterian Church (located on Hwy 595) Worship Service - 10am Sundays Cowboy Church - 10am 2nd Sunday of month For more information call 403-749-2525

Great Bend News Great Bend Church of Christ (apx. 6 km. north from intersection of Hwy. 21 & Hwy. 595) Worship Service - 10:15 a.m. Sundays Bible Study - Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m. For more info. call Verna @ 403-749-2003 or Bonnie 403-749-3277 Great Bend Community Centre information and bookings Lynn Williams 403-350-1156

Lousana Hall Karate Classes Kempo Karate Mondays at 6:00pm at the Lousana Hall. Please call Sheri at 403-749-3701 for more information.

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Glenellen Community Centre Scrapbooking every Thursday evening at 7 PM Call Doris 403 886 4108 or Jeannine 403 886 4829 for more info. Glenellen Community Center is available "'for rentals for family reunions, birthdays, courses, etc. We're located on the corner of range road 254 and township road 360 near Pine Lake. The centre sits on a 2 acre site. On the grounds we have a ball diamond, picnic area with fire pit, and two horseshoe pits. We are wheelchair accessible and have two washrooms. For more info call...Michelle Koster 403-227-1521, Suzanne Hawkes 403-391-9021 or Sharon Dreeshen 403-598-4160

Pine Lake Happenings Boomtown Trail Quilt Guild Meetings second Wednesday of each month at Pine Lake Hub at 6:30pm. Quilters welcome to join! Sewing Days, Retreat weekends, and charitable participation. Ghost Pine 40+ Club Potluck Supper and Meeting 1st Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Pine Lake Hub. Holy Trinity Church Service Sunday mornings 11:15 a.m. Pine Lake Hub Community Centre  Carpet Bowling 1st Tuesday of every month afternoon & evening, Mondays for the rest of the month.  General Meeting 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

By Graeme Decarie

Pine Lake Mom’s & Tot’s Every other Thursday at the Pine Lake Hub. Contact Jayne at 403-749-3380 for information.

Trump is flirting with nuclear war against North Korea. He has said he's willing talk. But first, North Korea must destroy its nuclear programme.

Pine Lake Singers meet every Wednesday night at 7:00 P.M. at the Pine Lake Hub Community Centre. All Newcomers are welcome.

Sounds reasonable? It's not. The nuclear programme is the only bargaining chip North Korea has in any dealing with the U.S. It cannot possibly give that up before talks even start. And, however we may detest Kim Jung Un, let's remember the situation North Korea faces. Since 1950, North Korea has faced far superior forces from South Korea and the U.S. who are constantly provoking conflict with the North. As well, the U.S. has given itself the right to decide who North Korea is allowed to trade with, and has used that 'right' to inflict poverty on North Korea. Why has the U.S. put such pressure on North Korea? True, Kim Jung is not a nice person. But for almost seventy years the U.S. has been the poster boy for 'not niceness' in dealing with North Korea. Is it to defend South Korea? Not likely. South Korea is more than big enough and powerful enough to defend itself. No. The U.S. presence by air, land and sea in the region is purely offensive. The U.S. is there for the reason it first went to war with North Korea seventy years ago. It is for the conquest of North Korea as a base for nuclear threats to Russia and China. And how would such a base operate? Daniel Ellsberg was a consultant about 1960 for planning a U.S. nuclear war. He is the one who was disgusted by what he saw, and who released information about it. He now has a new book out about the nuclear war plans he helped to design. It is titled "The Doom Machine." In brief, the plan calls for the U.S. to attack first, destroying every city

Collins Community Centre Kitchen and bathrooms. Also, there is a large green area for camping. This would be ideal for family reunions, campouts or children’s parties. Please call Vina at 403-749-3987 for more information and rental rates. and town in Russia and China. That would kill over a billion people and, with luck, would keep a death toll in Europe and North America down to the low millions. In fact, even if such a plan worked, the contamination from thousands of nuclear explosions would be likely to kill all life forms on the planet.. But that's the great plan. And given the 12,000 or so nuclear weapons in the world, it's the only one that could work - sort of. Kim cannot possibly surrender his nuclear programme under these conditions. And Russia and China will have to consider that they must make the first strike. There's crazies on both sides. The world MUST get rid of its nuclear weapons. They are no longer weapons of conquest but weapons of total destruction. But no major world government since 1945 has had the brains to see that. Meanwhile, it's risky to allow Kim Jung his weapons (just as it's risky to allow the U.S. to keep its weapons). But it's much, much riskier to tell him he has to dismantle the only real defence he has against a U.S. that has been threatening and impoverishing his country for seventy years.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. - C.C. Scott

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AA meetings Mondays in the Elnora Anglican Church basement at 8:30 pm. 1st Monday is open AA & Al-Anon meeting. Ag Society meets 4th Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Churches: Sunday mornings Anglican 3rd Sun. Holy Communion with Rev. Larry Keddie 10:30am Community Sunday School 10:00 a.m. at the Elnora Drop-In Centre. Contact Patricia at 587-877-0881. Elnora Community Church non-denominational church, everyone welcome. Services 2nd and Last Sunday of each month at 11:00 AM. Elks meet 1st Thursday at 8 p.m. Elnora Book Club We welcome new members anytime. Remember, you need not commit to anything and we have no strict rules: phone 403 755 6305. Elnora Boys and Girls Club  Kids Club for ages 6 – 12 meet on Wednesdays from 3 PM - 5:30 PM at the Elnora Drop In.  Torch Program for ages 10-14 meet on Thursdays from 6:30 PM to 8 PM at the Elnora Youth Centre. For more information contact Brayden at 403-342-6500 ext 106 Elnora Car Wash Closed Friday at 6 pm and Saturdays. Elnora Community Hall and Elnora Ag Centre, call Village of Elnora 403-773-3922, office hours 9:30 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. Elnora Drop-In  COFFEE:

Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Monday to Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  CARDS & GAMES: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 1:30p.m.  POT LUCK& JAM: First Friday of the month at noon  COWBOY CHURCH: 2nd & last Wed. of the month at 7 pm Everyone welcome to all events. Should you require further information, please call (403)773-2137 or (403)773-3629 Elnora FCSS Office Hours: Monday - Thursday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. For information on any Elnora FCSS program please call Sheila Gongaware or Janina Jewell at 403.773.3920 or email [email protected] Like us on Facebook @ ‘Elnora and District FCSS’ Elnora Museum Tours if someone wants to make an appointment to see it, contact: Pat Frew at 403-773-3105, Freda Cheek at 403-7733629 or Betty Mose 403-773-3990. We meet at the museum on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10AM. We also have coffee and ice cream on Friday afternoons! Do you have an extra hour at that time? Would you like to join in? We always welcome interested people! A membership to the Elnora Museum will cost you ONLY $10.00 per year. Your yearly donation of $10.00 will go a long way towards helping us reach our goals for 2017. Please mail your $10.00 membership fee to: Elnora Museum Box 573 Elnora, AB T0M 0Y0. THANK YOU FOR HELPING KEEP OUR STORIES ALIVE! Buried Treasures: Vol. I and II available. Call Betty Mose at 403773-3990 or Ruth Cheek at 403-773-3583 for further information. Elnora Playschool Monday and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 am in the Kindergarten Room at the Elnora School. Teacher: Sara Hogg. For more info, call Tina 403-550-7976.

The Chautauqua A25 Elnora Public Library: Wanda Strandquist, Library Manager Phone: 403-773-3966 Website: Email: [email protected] Facebook: Monday 9:30 to 1:00 pm Tuesday 3:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday 9:30 to 1:00 pm Friday 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Membership is $10.00 per year which includes everyone in the household. Services provided: colour copy, fax, laminate, photograph printing. Library has 6 public computers Elnora Quilters Group Crafts & Quilting Tuesdays: Everyone is invited to craft or quilt between the hours of 9:30 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. Hope you can come. For further information phone Linda Wilson at 403773-3535 Elnora School of Dance Classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop/jazz funk. Preschool and up. Everyone welcome. Check out our web page at for more details. Hatha Yoga: Mondays - 7PM to 8:15PM at the Elnora Hall. Start anytime! For more information, please contact Nicole (BA, RMT, SOYA 500 hrs) at 403.318-0038 Lab Hours Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Elnora Community Health Centre. Baby Immunization Clinic Every Thursday morning, 10 am to 12:30 at the Elnora Community Health Center Well Baby Clinic every Thursday morning 8:30 - 12:30 pm at the Elnora Community Health Centre. Legion meets 1st Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Music for Young Children FREE Piano Lesson Call now to book your Free "TRY IT" piano lesson. Call Lori Scott for more info about this excellent music program 403 773 3111 Neighbourhood Place Contact Tina Ward at 403-550-7976. Hours of Operation Tuesday—Friday from 8AM to 3:30PM—closed from noon to 12:30 for lunch. We are on Facebook! ElnoraNeighbourhoodPlace Royal Purple meets 2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Village of Elnora Visit Village Council meets 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 pm. Elnora Garbage Pickup Tuesday morning Youth Center is open Monday and Thursdays behind the Elnora Library from 3:30 PM to 5:30PM. This is a great opportunity for all youth in Elnora and the surrounding area to learn new things and become involved in their community. For more information please call Elnora FCSS at 403-773-3920

When we learn to say a deep, passionate yes to the things that really matter, then peace begins to settle onto our lives like golden sunlight sifting to a forest floor. - Thomas Kinkade

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Friday, January 5, 2018 Information can also be found via The Capital event c a l e n d a r a t or

Elnora Events Saturday, January 13

Thursday, January 25

Winter Festival and Meet Your Neighbour afternoon 1 PM to 4 PM Visiting with your neighbour, welcome packages will be available for people new to Elnora, Sleigh Rides from 1:30 PM to 3 PM leaving from behind the Elnora Hotel. After the sleigh rides the Elnora Hotel – restaurant – which now has children friendly hours until 8 PM will be serving free hot dogs and hot chocolate until 4 pm. For more information please call 403-773-3920 Gab Session at the Elnora Legion – if you are interested in finding out what is happening in and around Elnora give me a call and join the conversation. Please register at 403-773-3920 ACOPA – Alberta Citizens on Patrol Association 5:30 PM to 8 PM at the Elnora Drop In – if you are interested in finding out what ACOPA is all about or if you interested in forming a citizen’s crime watch for Elnora please join the conversation. Please register by calling 403-773-3920

Elnora Play School Wednesday’s and alternating Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM at the Elnora School in the Kindergarten room. Sarah Hogg is our new teacher. If you are interested in signing up your child or would like more information please call Tina 403-773-3171 or the Elnora School at 403-773-3624 Elnora Youth Center Is your child, youth or teen looking for some great after school activities? The Elnora Youth Center has received an additional 3 years of funding which goes into 2020 so our youth have a wonderful opportunity close to home. For more information please call Janina at 403-773-3920. Elnora Boys and Girls Club Kids Club for ages 6 – 9 meets on Wednesdays from 3 PM - 5:30 PM at the Drop In. For more information call Heather at 403-342-6500 ext. 142

Greetings from your friendly and fabulous Elnora and District Museum. We are desperately in need of active members to join our committee. Some (not all) of us are getting older, or injured, or just plain tired, and may be heading out to pasture soon. We would love to have some younger people, or just people who have a bit of free time available to come and play with us. We do play well with others, and I don’t think we have kicked anyone out of our sandbox yet. We have lots of laughs, and fun times. Sometimes some of us get downright giggly, (don’t we C) But seriously, it would be an absolute shame to see the Museum not be able to carry on, because of a shortage of volunteers. Please contact any of us or just show up on the third Tuesday of the month at 10:00 A.M. or any Friday afternoon. Betty Mose 403 773 3990 Freda Cheek 403 773 3629 Christine Moore 403 773 3731

Elnora School Courtesy of the school newsletter Monday, January 8

Classes resume

Our breakfast program is running under the direction of Mrs. Pennock. "Fruit to the School" has started again.

I would ask that everyone be mindful of our crosswalk. You can’t park in it and should be 30’ away from it.

Trochu Valley School Courtesy of the school staff via the newsletter Phone: 403-442-3872 Email: [email protected] Web Site: Monday, January 8

Classes resume

Friday, January 12

Social 30 Diploma Part A

Wednesday, January 24

Social 30 Diploma Part B

Thursday, January 25

Math 30 Diploma

Monday, January 29

Chem 30 Diploma Parent Council Meeting 7:00 pm in the Common Area.

Tuesday, January 30

Last Day of Semester 1

Wednesday, January 31

PD Day No Classes

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Grad 2017

What a Delicious Start to the Hot Lunch Program! The Pancake Scrambled Egg and Sausage lunch provided by Parent Council on Thursday, Nov 16 was fantastic...a great 1st Hot Lunch of the School Year. Thank you so much to the Hot Lunch Committee and all the volunteers who cooked, served and washed up. It was enjoyed by everyone who signed up. The Free Turkey Dinner on December 21st at the Community Hall was free to all the students and staff and looked forward to by the entire school. A great meal with amazing fellowship and Christmas Spirit. A Huge HATS OFF to our Santa’s helpers. Thank you to Christopher Rist and Leo Berglund for taking Santa Pictures at the Arboretum Christmas Market. Each year students from Trochu Valley School donate their time and talent to take the pictures at this market. Their time and support of this project is greatly appreciated.. For anyone who took advantage of getting their children’s picture taken with Santa can pick them up free of charge at Balkwill Pharmacy. FOTV Annual Fundraiser a Huge Success Thank you to everyone who attending and supported the Annual Friends of TroVal Fundraiser. The Fitness Centre Grand Opening was held in conjunction with this fundraiser. What an exciting night. There was amazing food, thank you to Jana Kober for catering, fabulous entertainment - the Celtic Jam Jars and lots of fun with the auction items which were auctioned off by John Radcliffe. A Huge Shout Out to The FOTV Committee. Your commitment and dedication to our school and students is so much appreciated!!! Thank you to all of the parents who attended Parent-Teacher Interviews in November. We appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and share what is happening with your child and our school. A very special thank you to Randy Lacey and the Trochu Baptist Church for providing the staff with supper that evening. Everyone really enjoyed the Spaghetti supper and all the fixings. Your thought-

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fulness and cooking talents are greatly appreciated! Thank you to those who have sent in treats to the staff room. We are enjoying them greatly and really appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness. The Keurig Cup Wreath was so beautiful we felt bad dismantling it but couldn’t help ourselves. The beverages are being enjoyed very much. Thank you!!! This year’s Cookie Dough Fundraiser was a tremendous success! Gr 7 - 11 raised close to last year’s totals - approximately $5000.00!!! Thank you to everyone who participated and supported this fundraiser. The funds raised will help offset the costs for many student activities. Trochu Valley Schools Remembrance Day service was well attended by community members, VIP’s, Veterans, staff and students. Troval students participated in a variety of performances including the Gr K - 6 poppy parade, monologues from the grade 12 Drama Students, an original story by grade 11 student Jayden Miller and “In Flanders Field” by the Elementary Student Council. Music was provided by the Mr. Brian Vokins and the Grade 8 Band, Clara Aellen, Grade 5 student, played the Bagpipes which was a great complement to the service, grades 3, 4 and 5 sang and played the Ukulele for “Nova Scotia Farewell,” and Christopher Rist provided remembrance with The Last Post and Reveille. A special thanks to Mrs. Tetreault, Mrs. Brenda Howell, Mayor Barry Kletke, Mr. Bill Cunningham, Mr. Kevin Kubinec, Mr. & Mrs. Paul and Jean Frere, Mr. Richard Hoppins, Mr. Catlin Hewey, Mrs. Shelley Friesen, Mrs. Roberta Moriarty and our student Cadets for participating in the service. This Remembrance Day service would not have been possible without the help and coordination of Mrs. Keitha Tetreault. Thank you very much to all of you that supported our Scholastic Book Fair! It was a great success and I appreciate your support. We raised $1,240 to go towards new books in our library. The students will see new books on the shelves shortly! Working together with the Parent Council was a great success also as many of your children earned credits to spend at the Book Fair. Your support is greatly appreciated! The Winner of the guessing game draw in the Library was Wyatt Zarazun, Grade 4. There were 151 gumballs in the jar and he guessed 150! The Winner of the Grade 6 - 12 “Guess the number of pages in the stack of books!” was Olivia Haller. There were 3189 pages in all of the books and she guessed 3126! Well done. Olivia and Wyatt both received a gift certificate to spend at the Book Fair. Bethany Konynenbelt, Grade 4, won the family draw from parent teacher interview night. She won $25 of books for herself and $25 for her classroom. Congratulations to all of the winners! Thanks, Tanya Geier, Librarian

Trochu & District

Winter is officially here! It's time to break out the toques, head lamps, thick socks and hand warmers. So what\s the good news you ask? Well, we have a great way for you to stay motivated all winter long. The Red Deer Runners winter clinic is about to start. Spend your winter running with friends, and learning from some of the most experienced runners Red Deer has to offer. To register, simply visit Winter Clinic Details: Dates: January 14th - May 16th Cost: $60.00 Sign up: Trochu Arboretum Society 4th Tuesday 403-598-1096 Trochu Catholic Women’s League 4th Wednesday 403-442-3820 Trochu Chamber of Commerce 1st Monday 8:00 am 403-442-2703 Trochu & District Museum 3rd Thursday 7:30 pm 403-442-3935 Trochu Elks 1st Tuesday 8:00 pm 403-442-2572 Trochu Fire Department 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 403-442-2721 Trochu Library Board 1st Tuesday 403-442-2458 Trochu Lions 2nd & 4th Mondays 403-442-3061 Trochu Royal Purple 2nd Tuesday 7:30 pm 403-442-2685 Wimborne Ladies Club 1st Tuesday 403-631-2494 Wimborne & District Fish & Game Association 1st Wednesday 403631-2383

Beat the Winter Blues provided by: Alberta Health Services – Addiction and Mental Health Many people are more sluggish in winter than in summer, but for those affected with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), the problem goes beyond getting a little gloomy. People who have SAD can experience: depressed mood, lack of motivation, fatigue, and often feel tired throughout the day. These symptoms can lead to excessive time in bed or in front of the TV, neglect of usual pleasurable activities, and reduced social contact. SAD mood boosters If you are affected by SAD there are several simple steps you can take every day to brighten up both your body and mind, including: 

December 15 - January 1 Arboretum Forest of Lights Trochu Arboretum 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Hot Chocolate and Apple Cider served nightly. Hot Dog Nights December 16th, 22nd & the 27th – Sponsored by The BPOE Trochu Elks, Town of Trochu, & Trochu Lion’s Club. Immunizations



2nd & 4th Friday, 10 am-12:30, St. Mary’s Health Centre, 403-773-3636

AA Meeting Wednesdays 7:00 pm 403-442-2162 Communities In Bloom meets periodically 403-442-2012 Huxley 4H Beef Club 3rd Monday 7:00 pm 403-631-2383 Huxley Community Association 1st Tuesday 7:30 pm 403-442-2028 Kneehill KidSport 3rd Tuesday 7:30 pm 403-443-3800 St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary 3rd Tuesday 7:00 pm 403-442-3130 Take Off Pounds Sensibly every Thursday at 8:45 am 403-442-2281 Torrington Lion’s Club 2nd Tuesday 8:00 pm 403-631-2101 Torrington Tourism Action Society 3rd Monday 7 pm 403-631-3931



Be active. Building activity into your lifestyle not only helps lift negative feelings, it also prevents the weight gain associated with the illness. Being physically active relieves stress, builds energy, and increases both your physical and mental wellbeing and resilience. It is as easy as walking outside for 10-20 minutes each day. Soak in the sun. Getting in as much sunshine as possible during the winter months can help. Make sure blinds are open during the day, with a direct path to where you sit or work. Better yet, get outside in the sunshine whenever possible. Choose healthy foods. For energy throughout the day, eat three meals, and have healthy snacks between meals if you find yourself hungry. Choose foods from at least three to four food groups at meals and one to two food groups at snacks. For more healthy eating information visit Stay hydrated. Carry a water bottle to make sure you drink enough fluid during the day. The amount of fluid you need depends on your age, gender, body size and activity level. Most adults need nine to 12 cups of water per day. Cut down on alcohol and caffeine. Caffeinated and alcoholic beverages disrupt your body's internal clock, resulting in a worsening of SAD symptoms. Try cutting down, or even cutting out, daily intake of these drinks that contain caffeine such as coffee, pop or energy drinks.

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Humble Beginnings Jayne didn’t know what to think. Should she play dumb, or confess all? Dan didn’t seem to be upset, but maybe he was. After all, what she was planning would radically change a fixture of the Humble community life and a long-time community tradition, in the way that a natural disaster like an earthquake or volcano erupting changed lives. She knew how the residents resisted change, especially change that was brought about by an “outsider” and not one of their own, and especially change that they hadn’t asked for or expressed a desire for. Just look at the response of the residents that she did have helping her - every single one of them kept reminding her that the whole venture could backfire - and she was sure that, though they didn’t actually say so - secretly they all expected it to be a total failure, and that worried her more than anything. The last thing she needed was to fail in front of the entire community, not that the entire community would know (hopefully) that it was Jayne who failed as this was supposed to be an anonymous gesture, though how long it would remain anonymous after bombing was anyone’s guess. All the more reason that it couldn’t fail. “...and I think that it is a wonderful gift to the community, and a clever way to honour Gertie’s contributions without leaving anyone else out,” Dan hugged Jayne, “I’ve always admired how thoughtful you always are, and how you know just the right thing to do to make others feel special.” Jayne wasn’t sure about her ability to make others feel special, but right now, she felt pretty special herself following Dan’s words of praise. Sigh, it seemed he DID know everything, so there was no use hiding it any more, and since he didn’t seem upset that she hadn’t told him, Jayne had a hard time remembering why she had thought it so important to keep the details from him. “Thank you...I really hope Gertie and the others feel the same way.” “Once they get past trying to figure out which one of them did it, they’ll be thrilled. Now, the Mayor, on the other hand, might be a harder sell unless he finds some way to take all the credit, and you know he’ll claim credit rather than admit he didn't know anything about it. How did you ever come up with the idea?” “Honestly, I got tired of their endless phone calls each week...a little Gertie goes a long way and I guess I finally reached my limit...having her tie up my phone line every day, or show up at the office, with her threats to have me run out of town if I didn’t kowtow to her got old a long, long time ago and I needed to find someway to stop her, or at least distract her. It’s taken me YEARS to come up with this plan. And Abner can take ALL the credit if it gets him off my back too. How did you find out what I was doing?” “We didn’t want to spoil your secret, but Mrs. T called me to get the steamer trunks from her attic as she was worried about climbing that old ladder. Naturally, being Mrs. T, she explained why it was necessary that they had to be ‘fetched’ right that moment and couldn’t wait a day or two, then swore me to secrecy and bribed me with fresh chocolate chip cookies to ensure my silence.” “Oh, I’d forgotten about the ladder.” One summer, Jayne had gone to Mrs. T’s to help her sort some of her late husband’s items as there were some suits and hats that Mrs. T had wanted to donate to the Museum for its opening. As part of the sorting process, Jayne had ended up poking into virtually every nook and cranny of Mrs. T’s old house from basement to the attic, with its old ladder that was literally held together with wire and duct tape, but Mrs. T wouldn’t even think of getting a new ladder, or even using a different one. Jayne had been fascinated by everything she saw and found as she had no personal experience with that kind of family history or family heirlooms. Even now, while her belongings numbered more than when she arrived at Humble as a teenager, they still would not have filled more than half a dozen boxes, and then most of them would be

Friday, January 5, 2018 filled with books, if she ever moved. “I helped her with the trunks, and airing everything out, so it would be ready for pick-up...sounds like you have quite the system in place.” “Hopefully...we’ll know for sure by tomorrow night if it worked or is a total bust.” “If you are running the show, it won’t be a has to be a success.” “But…” “Yes, I know you admire my butt.” “Oh, you!” Jayne gave him a push and hoped that her face wasn’t as fiery red as it felt. “ did you manage to keep Gertie occupied? I didn’t see her bustling around town today.” “Mr. Hickson...Rodney...was taking her out of town for a couple of days.” “Mr. Hickson is voluntarily spending time with Gertie?! You are a miracle worker!” “Only if they are still alive by noon, Wednesday...and there is NO guarantee on that.” “Mr. Hickson and Gertie...hmmmmm…matchmaking?” “NO!...I just knew that with their differences, he was someone Gertie couldn’t steamroll over...I’ll be lucky if he is still speaking to me by the time this is all over.” “Well, he’s certainly a different sort from her husband.” “What was he like?” Jayne glanced around her. They had arrived at the park so she sat down on one of the benches and Dan sat down beside her. “I don’t really remember much about him as he disappeared when we were in Grade 6, or maybe Grade 5...he was afraid of his own shadow...when people talked to him, even us kids, he’d visibly curl up and make himself smaller...I’m sure living with Gertie didn't help…” “Disappeared? I thought he died.” “No one day he was around, and the next he wasn’t.” “That’s so strange...first Olga disappears and now Gertie’s husband...were the RCMP called?” “I don’t think one used to call the police...I think that’s one reason why Mark became a cop - besides his strong sense of right and wrong, he knew that crimes needed punished and people needed answers, or at least reassurance, that they were safe. Who’s Olga?” “Olga Brunski...Mrs. T told me about her...she was Ol’ Prune Face’s girlfriend, but she ran away the day of their school prom and then her house burnt to the ground two days later...that’s why he’s such a grouch.” “If she ran away, why did you say she disappeared?” “Because it is too much of a coincidence, and the story didn’t make sense as she didn’t act like a typical runaway. That is so weird...two people completely disappear into thin air and no one bothers to find out why...I know how curious folks are around here...why not about that?” Dan shrugged, “Different times? Different ways of coping?” “What did Gertie do? After he disappeared, I mean.” “Exactly what she always fact, it was like she didn’t even notice.” “That is still so weird. Normal people don’t just disappear.” “Humble normal?” Jayne elbowed Dan’s side, “Be serious. I want to find out what really happened to Olga, but it seems there are just deadends. No RCMP reports...the house and her family are gone...nothing in the newspaper archives, though I could look again...and it seems asking anyone would be pointless as they all accepted the runaway story...I suppose I could try an internet search of her name and see what I find…” “I wonder if mom and dad know anything? The name isn’t familiar at all so she isn’t part of the community legends.” (to be continued…………)

© Beth Richardson 2017

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Blaine Calkins M.P., Red Deer-Lacombe

Earl Dreeshen M.P., Red Deer-Mountain View

#201, 5025 Parkwood Road , Blackfalds Postage free: Box 59 Blackfalds, AB T0M 0J0 Phone: 1-587-621-0020 Fax: 1-587-621-0029 [email protected] or visit my web site: or Twitter:

Constituency Office: Suite 100A, 4315-55 Avenue, Red Deer 403-347-7426 (p) 1-866-211-0959 (toll free) 403-347-7423 (f) [email protected]


Keep Active During Winter Time

Launch of Rural Crime Taskforce Over the past several months I have received an alarming amount of calls, visits, and emails from people in our rural communities’ telling me they are afraid to leave their property so they don’t get broken into. I have gotten calls from people who are victims of crime, and emails from people who are frustrated with the dramatic rise in rural crime in our communities.

Content provided by: Alberta Health Services Snow, ice, cold and fog are just a few of the natural elements we experience when winter is in Alberta.

The intensity and frequency of the rural crime we are seeing and hearing about in our rural communities is alarming. In some parts of Alberta rural crime is up 200%. My Alberta Conservative Caucus colleagues have come together to form a Rural Crime Taskforce. Our taskforce will be travelling across the province over the next several weeks to hear from victims, local law enforcement, municipal politicians, and crime watch groups and victims crime services. We want to hear the experiences and we are looking for solutions to this growing epidemic that we can include in a report to Parliament.

Although winter provides us with an excuse to cozy up inside and stay warm, this isn’t always the healthiest choice. Children often experience a variety of distractions on a daily basis and the frosty winter weather is yet another obstacle to getting the recommended amount of daily physical activity. In order to overcome the cold, sometimes we all need a little extra motivation.

Rural crime affects everyone not just those in the rural communities that are seeing the rise in crime. It affects our justice system, our policing resources, and it causes increases in our insurance premiums. Most importantly it has a direct impact on the culture of our communities and our people. Our rural communities have been abandoned by the provincial NDP government and the current Trudeau Liberals only care about their liberal friends. My colleagues and I know there is a problem and people are frustrated. I would like to invite you to come out to one of the three meetings I am hosting in our riding so I can hear your concerns and your solutions.


Get the whole family involved by building snow angels, or, if you’re really feeling ambitious, create your own look-alike snowperson family.


Try making the snow into your own work of art by creating snow castles, mazes, or snow sculptures.


Take a slide on the wild side and go tobogganing (find a safe hill and remember your winter sports helmet).


Monday January 8th, 2018 6:30pm Alix Community Hall, 5008-49 Avenue, Alix

Play snow-pitch, a traditional game of slow pitch isn’t just for summer anymore! Try playing a game in your local diamond out in the snow, for a fun twist on this great family pastime.


Tuesday January 9th, 2018 6:30pm Lincoln Hall, Lincoln Road/Hwy 792, Lacombe County

Create a more challenging game of hopscotch in the snow by using food coloring.


Don’t forget snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Even if you don’t own equipment, these items can generally be rented at a variety of outdoor activity centres and parks.


Gear up with a helmet and safety gear and head to your local outdoor rink for a skate or a game of hockey.

Meeting information:

Here are some tips and helpful hints on how to get the whole family outside and active this winter:

Wednesday January 10th, 2018 6:30pm Liberty Hall, Hwy 611, 9 Km east of Hwy 20 Please contact my Constituency office if you have any questions or concerns on any federally related matters, postage free, at: 201-5025 Parkwood Road, Blackfalds, AB T0M 0J0; tel: 587-621-0020; toll free: 1800-665-0865 or visit my web site: or on twitter at

Some times you have to let go to see if there was anything worth holding onto. - Author Unknown

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Ronald Orr, MLA Lacombe Ponoka #101 4892 46 Street Lacombe, AB T4L 2B4 Email: [email protected] Phone: 403 782 7725 Fax: 403 782 3307 If I Had a Christmas Wish for You! Lacombe-Ponoka folk, If I had a wish for you this Christmas, what would it be? I would relieve your fears and anxieties, and bring you instead hope for the future, to live in safe communities with a just criminal justice system. I would bring you a world where we would not be afraid to speak about our ideals, without fear of judgement or retaliation. I would give you the freedom to practice your religion of choice, whatever that is, without intimidation, or persecution. I would bring all Albertans a political party with integrity and honesty, and a government we could trust. I would throw in a few gift cards of mutual consultation and real listening! I would give Albertans jobs and the opportunity to earn enough to take care of themselves and their families. I would make Alberta business friendly, especially for small and family owned businesses. I would want to renew the spirit of innovation and creative discovery that makes Alberta vibrant. I would seek to implement real environmental innovation and stewardship, not just tax grabs. I would bring you a functioning health care system, where all lives in Alberta matter regardless where you live. I would bring you education choice, so you could choose what is suitable for you and your children. I would make sure our education system is one of the best in the world. I would promote our oil and gas industry as the best in the world, to power our economy and to bring back Alberta prosperity. And finally, I would bring you pipelines of joy! From the east, west and from the south! On behalf of my wife, Edmonton and constituency staff and myself, we wish you all a Joyous Christmas and Hopeful New Year! I can be reached at my constituency office, 101, 4892 – 46 Street, Lacombe, AB T4L 2B4 or by e-mail [email protected] or 403-782-7725. Ron Orr, MLA, Lacombe-Ponoka Legislative Update The Fall Session of the Legislature began on October 31. The NDP government began with little to no legislation at the beginning of Session, but used their majority to successfully ram significant bills with hundreds of pages in new laws through the Assembly in the last few days. The United Conservative Official Opposition presented numerous amendments to try to improve NDP legislation, including attempts to send bills to Standing Committees to allow for Albertans to come to the Legislature and have direct input into these far-reaching laws. Some were significantly ill-conceived: Bill 24 undermines parent-child and parent-teacher relationships. Bill 31 likens veterinarians to loan sharks and ticket scalpers. Bill 33 changes electoral divisions giving 3 less seats to rural Alberta and 3 more seats to urban Alberta. Residency rules are considerably different. It is now possible for people arriving just days before an election to legally vote by getting a 'friend' who is a resident and on the voters list to vouch for them.

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Don MacIntyre, MLA Innisfail-Sylvan Lake [email protected] Phone 403-887-9575 #2, 160 Hewlett Park Landing Sylvan Lake, AB I look forward to meeting you! In addition to 16 bills presented by the government, Opposition Members presented 12 bills for consideration, of which 6 UCP bills were passed: Bill 202 Protecting Victims of Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images Act, Bill 210 Missing Persons (Silver Alert) Amendment Act, and Bill 206 Child, Youth and Family Enhancement (Adoption Advertising) Amendment Act. The full list of bills and their status can be viewed at: p=bills_statusarchive The Spring Session due to begin in February may look more like an election campaign. In all of the last nine polls Albertans continue to give the NDP a failing grade, and as the 2019 election looms on the horizon we can expect the NDP to try to appease disgruntled Albertans with their own tax money. A hard sell given that on January 1st all forms of energy will cost more as the carbon tax increases by 50%. Although there’s bad news in politics, there’s still good news to remember this time of year. We are Albertans, living in the best place on earth, and Christmas is here with God’s message of hope and love toward us all. My family and I, and my staff, thank you for your support this past year. Let’s continue to practice the Christmas message of hope and good will toward our neighbours and friends as we help each other through 2018! Don MacIntyre, MLA, Innisfail-Sylvan Lake UCP stands up for democracy as NDP rams major legislation through at last minute The United Conservative Official Opposition is prepared to extend the fall sitting of the Legislature to hold the NDP to account for recent changes to Alberta’s elections laws that would remove key measures like residency requirements. “The UCP Caucus has an obligation as the Opposition to carefully consider every piece of legislation and to offer thoughtful amendments wherever possible,” said UCP Opposition Leader Jason Nixon. “From day one of this session, the NDP has been manipulating the process in an attempt to make sweeping legislative changes to the foundation of our democracy with little to no public scrutiny. Albertans deserve more from their government and we are committed to staying as long as we need to hold the NDP to account and consider amending their own antidemocratic legislation.” The current legislative logjam is the result of NDP incompetence and mismanagement. Since the fall session began on October 31, the NDP adjourned debate early 11 times in the first ten days, while introducing five bills, totalling more than 565 pages, in the last seven days. The NDP had little to no legislation at the beginning of the session, but are now trying to ram significant bills with hundreds of pages in new laws through the Assembly in just a few days. “We have serious concerns about the level of consultation and public engagement conducted by the NDP on these bills, particularly Bill 32, which will have a major impact on how elections are conducted in Alberta,” said UCP Democracy and Accountability Critic Nathan Cooper. “The fact that the NDP didn’t see fit to contact Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer before introducing these changes shows just how incompetent they are, and we are calling on this government to do the right thing and send Bill 32 for further study to a standing committee of the Legislature. The fate of our democracy is far too important to rush through without thorough study and consideration.”

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A Flu Free New Year It’s not too late for your influenza immunization Content provided by: Alberta Health Services – Seniors Health You resolve to start the year healthy. To eat well, be active… but what about your influenza immunization? Influenza has arrived in Alberta. As of December 18, more than 1,470 cases of influenza have been confirmed in Alberta. Of these cases, 260 have been hospitalized. Tragically, 10 have passed away. No matter how healthy you think you are, if you haven’t been immunized yet this season, you’re at risk of contracting influenza too. The good news? Influenza immunization is still available, free of charge, to all Albertans six months of age and older. Start your year healthy and stay that way; get immunized today. For more information, including local clinic schedules, visit or call Health Link Alberta at 1.866.408.5465.

Reduce Alcohol for Your Health Content provided by: Alberta Health Services When you drink alcohol, you may be putting your health and safety at risk. Your risk of harm increases with each drink that you have. And your risk of harm increases with how often you drink at amounts above the low-risk drinking guidelines, even if you do this only now and then. Drinking alcohol may:  Harm your liver, pancreas, nervous system, heart, and brain.  Cause high blood pressure, depression, stomach problems, or sexual problems.  Contribute to the development of some cancers, such as cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, colon, and breast.  Cause memory loss and affect your ability to think, learn, and reason.  Cause harm to your developing baby (fetus) if you drink during pregnancy.  Lead to problems at work, school, or home.  Increase the risk of car crashes and violent behaviour.  Cause you to develop an alcohol use problem. In general, limit how much you drink. You can reduce your long-term health risks by drinking no more than Canadian health experts recommend:  If you're a man, have no more than 3 standard drinks a day on most days and no more than 15 drinks a week.  If you're a woman, have no more than 2 standard drinks a day on most days and no more than 10 drinks a week. If you choose to drink, keep the amount of alcohol you drink within the recommended limits. Drinking at the upper limits should only happen once in a while, not every day or week. Plan non-drinking days every week to avoid developing a habit. Keep in mind that a safe amount of alcohol for one person may be too much for another. Because of things like age, sex, weight, and health history, alcohol can affect people differently. If you're an adult who doesn't weigh a lot, is younger than 25 or older than 65, or isn't used to drinking, you need to be even more careful about how much alcohol you drink.

The Chautauqua A31 If you choose to drink, here are some things you can do to reduce your risk of getting sick or injured:  Have a meal or a snack with your drink. Don't drink on an empty stomach.  Drink slowly. Don't have more than 2 standard drinks in any 3-hour period.  Have a glass of water or non-alcoholic, caffeine-free beverage (such as a soft drink or fruit juice) between drinks.  Avoid risky situations and activities. Don't drink and drive, and don't get in a car with a driver who has been drinking.  Don't take over-the-counter or prescription medicines that interact with alcohol.  Limit how much you drink. If you think you're drinking too much, you might want to cut back. Alberta Health Services offers a wide range of services for individuals looking for help for someone they care about, or for themselves. For more information, and to find an addictions services office near you, call the Addiction Helpline at 1-866-332-2322. It’s free, confidential and available 24 hours a day.

Talk It Out for Your Mental Health Content provided by: Alberta Health Services It can help to talk with someone about how you're feeling. They can listen to you or help you look at things differently. They might also be able to help you figure out why you feel like you do. Talking about things can be helpful in itself. Sharing can make you feel less alone and help relieve the stress of coping by yourself. The other person may be able to offer reassurance, support, information, or help you connect with services. When choosing someone to talk to, look for someone you're comfortable with and trust—will respect your privacy, will take you seriously, and will be understanding and accepting. Things to think about before the conversation: What Kind of Help do I Want From Them?  Just to talk  To find out where you can get more info  Help finding services such as counselling How Do I Want to Communicate?  Face-to-face  Phone  Online  Email Starting the Conversation  Let them know you have something you want to talk about. You might want to write down what you want to say.  Start by explaining that you need some help with a problem. Think of some examples from your life as this may help them to better understand what’s going on.  If you’re not sure how the person will react, try “testing the waters”. For example, talk about a story you read in the news and see how the person reacts. This will give you an idea of their views and whether they’re likely to be sympathetic.  You could also start conversation more generally—talk about how you’ve not been feeling great, rather than saying you’re feeling depressed, anxious, or stressed. Be prepared for a range of different reactions. Remember that someone’s first reaction won’t be the same as their reaction when they’ve had time to process what you’ve said. Life’s full of ups and downs, and sharing our experiences with the people who care about us is natural and healthy.

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