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 →

Our GREAT BIG Christmas Greetings section is now available online!

Please support the over 190 local businesses that participated in this year’s section! Thank you and have a Merry Christmas!

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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.

Gunter (Gus) Quattek

November 6, 1931 –
October 30, 2014

Gus passed away peacefully at the age of 82 years after a courageous battle with cancer, in the Viking Health Centre with family at his side.

He leaves to mourn – wife Shirley, sons Terry (Val), Curtiss (Carrie), grandchildren and great-grandkids Denton (Brandi and Cooper), Marcia (Steven and Jaxon), Hope and Simon. Funeral service was held at Viking Lutheran Church November 4.

The family cannot exemplify the quality of our health care teams at the Viking Clinic, Viking Home Care, and Viking Health Care Centre.

Every procedure, whether simple or complicated, was completed with the utmost professional and compassionate support.

The physicians, nursing staff, pharmacy, and support staff are second to none. We are so fortunate to have a comforting Palliative Care Unit for family serenity as well.

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Thank you to family, friends, and neighbours for the hot meals delivered to the hospital and the generous baskets and baking shared with a visit at the house. The beautiful arrangements of flowers have been distributed and appreciated amongst all our family units.

Special thanks for honouring Gus’ wishes of “Surprise Me” with a very memorable Celebration of Life. Alvin, Lois, my family, Dustun and Barry – your participation was invaluable. And a sincere thank you to the Lutheran Ladies for the bountiful lunch.

Viking Funeral Services – Jeanne, Rose, and Earl – your kind-heartedness along with very thorough arrangements can never be surpassed to make each service unique.

Donations can be made in Gus’ memory to Viking Heath Centre (Palliative Care Unit) Box 92, Viking, AB T0B 4N0.

Sincerely, Shirley and Family.

Roy Vernon Sorenson

October 12, 1922 -
October 25, 2014

Roy Vernon Sorenson, 92, passed away October 25, 2014 in Victoria, BC.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Sorenson, his son Rob and daughter-in-law Treena, and his grandchildren Joshua, Haley, Jaden, and Rachel.

Roy will be missed by his brother Ralph, sister-in-law Jean, his sisters Ruth Peterson, Amy Tracey, and many friends.

Roy was always involved in his church, and was a successful contractor for over 30 years.

Roy was born in Killam and spent the first 30 years or more of his life in this area. As a young man he enjoyed hunting, baseball, and hockey. Roy was a true gentleman, devoted husband, father, and grandpa. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, share a funny story, and partake in laughter. He will be missed.

A memorial service was held in Victoria on November 3, 2014

Haresh Narine

Haresh Narine of Daysland passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at the age of 77. Haresh was born in Skeldon, Guyana, on February 23, 1937, the second eldest of nine children in his family.

Haresh first came to Canada in 1954 to attend Mount Allison University, in New Brunswick, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He returned to Guyana and worked for the government. He married Amina, his beloved wife of 45 years, in 1962. They moved to Alberta in 1965.

Haresh was awarded a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta in 1966. He began teaching that same year in Daysland, from where he began a long and distinguished career in public education.

He earned a Master of Education Administration degree from the U of A in 1971. He became the vice-principal, then principal of Daysland School. He later became the deputy superintendent of Flagstaff County and retired as superintendent in 1995.

Haresh enjoyed traveling. He took advantage of his retirement to visit many places, including Southeast Asia, India, North Africa, Europe, Cuba, and Hawaii. He and Amina especially enjoyed spending time in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, a practice he continued even after her passing.

Haresh was a voracious reader and enjoyed working on his computer. He loved maintaining his house in Daysland and, after Amina passed, caring for the garden that she had spent so many hours tending. He remained active until weakened by the illness that took his life.

Haresh was predeceased by Amina in 2008. He leaves behind four loving children, Nandini, Nandia, Shari and Shaun; son-in-law Robert; and four grandchildren: Ethan and Jonathan (and their father Eric) and James and Maria.

A Family Funeral Service was held at the Burgar Memorial Chapel in Camrose. Haresh’s life will be celebrated in a memorial service at Daysland, Alberta during the summer of 2015.

To send condolences please visit www.burgarfuneralhome.com.

Burgar Funeral Home Camrose & Daysland in care of arrangements. 780-672-2121.

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Sylvan Lake man wins $1.3 million at Camrose casino

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Christopher Mackie of Sylvan Lake won over $1.3 Million on a Diamond Millions slot machine at the Camrose Resort Casino on November 8.

Pictured above are (R to L) Dawn Anderson, General Manager of the Best Western Plus Camrose Resort Casino, Christopher Mackie and his partner Elizabeth Duplessis, and Nancy Kalaf, Slots Manager of the Camrose Resort Casino. In June 2012 a Diamond Millions provincial jackpot was also won at the Camrose Resort Casino with over $1.28 million being awarded.

Please support a great program…

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The Flagstaff Christmas Sharing & Adopt a Family programs are part of what makes our community great. Will you do your part?

Municipal Affairs initiating Strome Viability Review

Alberta Municipal Affairs, in accordance with the Municipal Sustainability Strategy, is initiating a Viability Review for the village of Strome. Read More →

Flagstaff County approves Nights Alive grant for a further three years, program looks to move to Killam

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Flagstaff County Council has approved a three-year conditional grant to FFCS for the Nights Alive youth program budget, which this year includes the rental of the FFCS basement. Read More →

4-H Corner

4hFor many years, The Community Press has been a proud supporter of 4-H and has encouraged club reporters to submit news to the newspaper. We are now proud to offer 4-H Clubs their very own section on our Website. If you would be interested in submitting news or just little tidbits, photos, whatever the case may be, please email them to news@thecommunitypress.com with the subject line 4-H CORNER.

Obituaries online

We’re happy to announce that we will be posting Obituaries that run in The Community Press online, so that they can remain an online reference weeks and years after they are published. If you have any past obituaries that you would like to request that we add to this section, please email ads@thecommunitypress.com.

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We will remember them…

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This Remembrance Day was especially meaningful for Canadians, given the tragic events of Oct. 22.

Ceremonies were held across Flagstaff on Tuesday, Nov. 11, a day of remembrance, respect, and thanks for those who gave their all for the freedom that we enjoy today. Read More →

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