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Four candidates and four parties in Battle River-Wainwright constituency battle

Four candidates, representing four political parties, will vie for election in Battle River-Wainwright come the May 5 provincial election. Read More →

Sedgewick Fireman’s Gala a huge success

Sedgewick Firefighters were honoured on Friday, April 10 at the Sedgewick Fireman’s Gala 2015, celebrating the recent completion of the Firefighter Level 1 designation by nine members of the department. Pictured above are: Dave Zayonce, Regional Fire Services Coordinator with Camrose County, Deputy Chief John Armitage, Training Officer Tyson Armitage, Fire Chief Joe Hebert, Firefighter Ted Djos, Firefighter Ariana Vandenberg, Firefighter Cory Gagnon, Firefighter Rob Djos, Firefighter James Steil, Deputy Chief Rob McArthur, Firefighter Rick Sheppard, and Don Rosland, Fire Rescue Officer for the Alberta Office of the Fire Commissioner for East Central Alberta.

The Town of Sedgewick hosted the Sedgewick Fireman’s Gala 2015 to celebrate nine of the department’s members completing the Firefighter Level 1 course, on Friday, April 10 at the Community Hall. Read More →

ICYMI: Theft of copper wire in Forestburg caught on video – police asking for public assistance

The Killam-Forestburg RCMP Detachment responded to a break-in at a Forestburg business on Friday, March 27. Read More →

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Lougheed Field House celebrates grand opening

More than 100 people came out to celebrate the grand opening of the Lougheed Field House on Wednesday, March 18. Read More →

Flagstaff Food Bank in good shape to weather lean times

Directors of the Flagstaff Food Bank heard from Treasurer Diane Gordon during the recent Annual General Meeting that due to the generosity of individuals and businesses in Flagstaff County, the loss of the Community Spirit Grant has not hit the organization as hard as originally anticipated. Read More →

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Third-annual Mister G Memorial Scholarship recipient announced

The Spartan Volleyball Club Alumni are pleased to announce that the third annual Mister G Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Lexi Antos, formerly of Killam, now residing in Vermilion.

Antos received the award in November 2014. She has had a busy winter season with the Irma Chargers Jr. A Ladies Hockey club in the AJFHL,the only ladies league at that high of a caliber in our province, as well as taking her first year of Animal Sciences Technology at Lakeland College in Vermilion.

Antos had a colourful history with the Spartan Volleyball Club in her youth, having been involved as a player as well as being an ambassador, preparing and delivering a presentation at the Spartan Reunion. Read More →

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Killam Community Hall looking for community engagement for 25th year of operations

The Killam Community Hall will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2015, with a whole new board in place, looking to try and engage the community in the future of the building. Read More →

Don’t forget your Sweetheart!

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Make sure to enter our 30th Annual Sweethearts Draw at one of the participating locations:

Galahad Viability Review update – stakeholder input released

Last May’s open house regarding Galahad’s viability review produced a What We Have Heard and Viability Determination Report.

The document contains input from stakeholders, responses to stakeholder’s questions, a viability determination, and the next steps in the process.

Attendees at the open house were asked to fill out a questionnaire, and answers could be handed in that day or faxed or emailed in later.

The reponses to the questionnaire have been published in the report. Read More →

RCMP recovers property stolen from local robberies

On Friday January 30, 2015 at approximately 12:37 a.m. Strathcona County RCMP began to track a stolen vehicle entering into their jurisdiction. Read More →

Former Forestburg man receives prestigious honour

Former Forestburg resident William (Bill) Baird received notification in the fall that the Government of Canada, on the advice of the Honours Policy Sub-Committee, approved a request from the Government of the Republic of France to appoint him Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour.

In a separate letter from the Republic of France Ambassador to Canada, Philippe Zeller, Baird was advised that, “This distinction illustrates the profound gratitude that France would like to express to you.

“It is awarded in recognition of your professional involvement in the liberation of our country.

“Through you, France remembers the sacrifice of all of your compatriots who came to liberate French soil, often losing their lives in the process.”

Baird had the opportunity to either receive his decoration in the mail, or at a ceremony at a later date. Read More →

Flagstaff Victim Services expanding services, in need of volunteers

Flagstaff Victim Services (FVS) is under new operation and is expanding in order to provide the county with as much help as possible.

The service used to be run by FFCS, but in the summer of 2014 a new board was formed and a new coordinator, Josie Storbakken, was appointed.

FVS is now operated out of the RCMP detachment in Killam, and is on call day and night.

“We can be there right when a tragedy happens,” Storbakken said, referring to the current staff of seven advocates, all of whom are volunteers.

The advocates work in pairs, and rotate who is on call each week. Read More →

Staying active just got easier…

From left: Daysland Mayor Gail Watt, and Councillor Leona Dickau demonstrate the use of walking poles. Watt and Dickau are avid walkers through all seasons. Watt owns her own poles, above, and Dickau is using one of 10 pairs of the new Activator poles available for any Flagstaff resident to try, thanks to grant funding and a partnership between Alberta Health Services, Flagstaff Adult Learning, and the Injury Prevention Centre.

Thanks to a partnership between Alberta Health Services, Flagstaff Community Adult Learning, and the Injury Prevention Centre, a new Activator Pole Lending Program has been introduced in Flagstaff County.

A total of 10 sets of poles have been purchased and will be available for loan to all community members wanting to try them out. Read More →

Doug Griffiths resigns

Doug Griffiths has resigned as MLA, Battle River – Wainwright after 13 years. Read more in tomorrow’s CP, by mail, on newsstands, and via E-Subscription.

ICYMI: North Stars stripped of wins due to technicality

The Daysland North Stars of the Battle River Hockey League were handed a huge blow when notified by the league that because of a carding error they had made, in not having a player carded, classified that player ineligible. The team was then informed they would have to forfeit every game played this year. Read More →

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Daysland Northstars Playing for Cancer

On Saturday, Dec. 6, the Daysland Northstars will play a very special game against the Lloydminster Border Kings, on a night they are calling Play for Cancer.

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Robert Charles Clark

June 1, 1952 –
November 7, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bob Clark. After a courageous battle against cancer, Bob peacefully took his last breath with his family by his side.

After growing up in Killam, Bob chose to stay and raise his family in the community he loved. He took great pride and enjoyed being an active member of his community. He was a business owner, very active in fundraising and volunteering with the Legion and Lions club, always a fan or coach at all his kid’s activities, and a constant presence on the golf course.

The greatest pleasure in Bob’s life was spending time laughing and visiting with his wife, kids, grandkids, and all his friends and family.

Bob is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 40 years, Geri, and their four children – Brent (Darla) Clark, Jacqueline (Duane) Zanidean, Cindy (Steven) Ofrim and Shelby Clark; the greatest joys of his life, his 3 grandchildren Kylie Clark, Robbie Clark and Fischer Ofrim; his siblings Larry (Evelyn) Clark, Linda (Dave) Cole, Carole Bergum, Judy (Jan) Pedersen, Elaine (Max) Ainsworth, Jim (Adele) Clark, Meloddie (Brian) Bowles, Lorraine (Jim) Fink; his in-laws Tony and Bessie Schnettler, Deb (Grant) Johnston, Val (Terry) Quattek; his numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many cherished friends.

Bob was predeceased by his nephew Chad Clark, brothers-in-law Doug Schnettler, Dale Schnettler, Delmore Bergum, and his parents William and Kathleen Clark.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at the Killam Community Centre on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Killam and District Health Care Foundation, the Killam Cemetery or the Killam Agriplex.