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Duck Lake Ham and Oyster supper will be held at Duck Lake Hall on Oct. 28 beginning at 5:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Children’s Halloween Party hosted by the Trip Kids’ families will be held Oct. 31 at 4:00 pm at the community hall. Children age preschool up to and including grade 6 are invited for games, activities, costume parade and hot dog supper. Special invite is extended to families from Wheatland Crossing School to attend the party also.
Hussar community hall cleanup will be held November 9 at 7:00 p.m. Volunteers are asked to bring buckets and cloths- the organizers are hoping for a good turnout and have planned it for the evening to accommodate those that are at other jobs during the day.
The Hussar Sundowners are offering the following programs- Caring for the Caregiver beginning on October 26 at 1 p.m. and continuing for 5 weeks, contact Sandra Vicic at 403-787-2912 if you would like to participate; Coats for the Community, November 1 and 29 from 2:30 - 6 p.m. each of those days. Anyone needing coats, mitts, hats, scarves, etc. are welcome to come and choose what they need, free of charge. Chair Yoga will be held on November 14 at 1:30 pm, and Colouring and Mindfulness on November 28, at 1:30 pm - everyone is welcome to attend all of these sessions. Chair yoga, Coloring and Mindfulness are provided by the Growing Families Society while Coats for the Community is provided by Wheatland FCSS. We appreciate both of these organizations for the many programs they have brought to our community over the years.
Tickets for the Silver and Gold Ladies Gala evening to be held Nov. 5 at the Hall are available by calling Kristin Fandry at 403-787-2133, or text at 403-901-3112.
The Curling Club is hosting a Learn To Curl clinic on November 12. Instructor Shannon Gross, certified level 2 coach will teach various age groups- children grades 4-6 from 9 am -noon; age 13-17 yr olds from 1 pm to 4 pm; and adults class will be from 5-7 pm. For more information or to register please call Wendy Kaiser at 403-787-2440 or 403-787-2442. So call your relatives, friends from near and far and take this opportunity to learn to curl!
Flu clinic will be held Nov. 8 from 11 am - 3 pm at the Sundowners Seniors centre. Please bring your Alberta Health Care Card and it is advisable to wear short sleeves.
The final yearbook of Hussar School, prepared by staff advisor Lisa Armstrong and her team of students has been distributed to those who purchased them. This is a wonderful keepsake for Hussar students.
Community calendars have also arrived and are being distributed by members of the skating club. Purdy chocolate orders are being taken by skating families up until November 9 and orders will be here before Christmas.
The Bassano Arts council has organized another season of wonderful musical entertainment beginning with Lisa Brokop on November 2 at 7:30 pm. Their new website www. bassanoartscouncil.com provides additional info or you can call 403-641-4280 or 403641-2484 for tickets or info. Tickets include all 4 concerts.
Hussar Skating Club would like to remind all skaters that memberships are now due. Payment can be mailed to Box 211 Hussar. T0J 1S0. There will be a paid members list posted and if you are not a current member there will be a charge for skating payable at the drop box or the caretaker. We are happy to welcome caretakers Darren and Sue Adrian back, as well as Yvonne Comstock and crew as kitchen operators for the season.
The executive of the club this year are as follows- president Angela Holm, vice-president Jeadene Gregory, secretary Lisa Armstrong, treasurer Charlotte Bartman, skating registration Maryann Oxtoby, hockey registration Pam Collett, ringette registration Jeadene Gregory, and hockey director Clay Armstrong. Teams included this year are U14 Ringette coached by Robyn Zakariasen and Grant Gregory; Pee Wee hockey is combined with Bassano and their coaches are Floyd Barron and assistants Kevin Slemko, Chris Heibert and Wes Kirkpatrick; midget hockey players are combined with Rockyford, while Tykes will play jointly with Standard. Skating lessons coached by Sam Miller will be Monday from 6-9pm offering beginners, figure skating and power skating levels 1, 2, 3 and 4.
This season you may contact Wendy Kaiser (403-7872440) to book the curling ice or lounge area and Donna Collett is the new caretaker for the curling rink. Looks like another busy year at the arenacurling complex in Hussar!
Marvin and Cheryl enjoyed a 3½ week European trip with 2 other couples, a cousin and his wife from Radium and friends from Edmonton. They visited Venice, Florence, Rome, Athens, and took a one week cruise from Athens to Venice. They visited a cousin’s daughter and husband who now live in Florence and met their newborn son little Luigi! The group planned their own itinerary and kept very busy with the incredible sights and history, with ideal weather for Unemployed Workers Need Jobs and Economic Growth
Jobs and economic growth are the most important files upon which the current federal Liberals are failing miserably – and it’s getting worse. When a government has a firm goaloriented economic policy that serves all sectors of the economy, Canadians have jobs and spending power. In turn, tax revenues are generated for the government and many other things become more easily achievable, everything from the provision of new or more federal programs and services, to investments, to lower taxes.
The Prime Minister was elected on a promise to create jobs and grow the economy by only borrowing $10 billion a year and capping the annual federal budgetary deficit at $10 billion. He broke that promise and instead is borrowing as much as three times more, $30 billion. Now, according to economists it is $46.5 billion that has been borrowed.
The Prime Minister’s plan is not working. The economy is not growing and regular families across the country – including right here in Battle River-Crowfoot - are losing income and they are losing jobs. Simply borrowing more and more money is actually not creating jobs.
This week in Parliament, the focus was on the failure of the current government to successfully manage the softwood lumber agreement with the United States. Over 95 percent of Canada’s softwood lumber is exported to the U.S. and 400,000 jobs are dependent on that industry.
Admittedly, it is a difficult file and must be renegotiated periodically. Even as a new government, our Conservative government managed to renew the all but 3 days.
Several area friends and relatives attended the funeral of former resident Mrs. Elsie Epp, held in Calgary October 21. Condolences from the community are extended to her family.
Reporters for the month of November will be Kristen Anderson and Wendy Kaiser. Coming Events: Oct. 28- Duck Lake Ham & Oyster supper 5:30 pm
Oct. 31- Halloween party 4 pm Nov. 5- Silver and Gold Gala Nov. 8- Flu clinic 11-3 pm Nov. 9- Hall cleanup - 7 pm Nov. 12- Curling clinic deal in 2006 because we had to stop the 27% tariffs put on Canadian softwood lumber. It was hurting many Canadians communities, firms, workers and families. Since the new Liberal government came in, there was no mention of softwood lumber in the Trade Minister’s mandate and even today, no discussions of any significance on the file are taking place.
It is a massive industry, yet the Liberal’s response to critics about the file is not to worry because the PM was invited to a dinner with the U.S. President and he was able to take his family there, and we had the President back here and he spoke in Parliament and we have never seen this before. Well, if that is what Canadians are to take some solace in, given how the United States negotiates, we are in trouble.
Canadians know that when they borrow money it has to be paid back, but the Prime Minister’s plan is to pay it back with higher taxes. The Liberals have already hiked taxes on small businesses; cancelled the tax credits for regular families. Coming next is a payroll tax hike and a National Carbon tax hike; and, they are now considering a tax on watching Netflix – opposite to what they said in the election campaign. These taxes will hit everyone.
We have natural resources, gas and oil, which are in trouble; the softwood lumber file, which it seems has had nothing happening in the last year; and our economy, which, even with all the spending the government is doing, is not growing. Nothing the Liberals are doing seems to be working for average Canadians.
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Kevin Sorenson M.P. Battle River -Crowfoot Constituency