WILLOW LAKE NEWS March 2015 - Regional Municipality of Wood

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WILLOW LAKE NEWS
March 2015
LIFE IN ANZAC
www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Willow Lake News
Anzac Municipal Office
105B-4 Christina Drive
Anzac, AB
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RMWB NOTICES
Welcome to the March edition of our Willow Lake
News.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Council
Engagement in February. It was a fabulous
evening!
780-334-2298
780-334-2238
We are located in the Anzac Community Hall.
Anzac Municipal Office Hours:
If you have questions concerning Municipality,
please call the PULSE: Wood Buffalo call line 24/7
at 780-743-7000.
Closed: Saturday-Sunday
Willow Lake News can be picked up at the
following locations:
Anzac Esso
Willow Lake Baptist Church
Fort McMurray First Nation’s Store
Gregoire Lake Estates - nearby mail boxes
Anzac Community Hall
Anzac Grocery
Anzac Recreation Center
Community Contact
For more information or to receive an electronic
copy of this newsletter, please contact Viola at
780-334-2298 or email:
[email protected]
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
RMWB Social Programming 780 -714-4724
RMWB Roads
780-743-7859
RMWB Bylaws
780-788-4200
Animal Control
780-743-8997
Anzac Recreation Centre
780-793-6900
Community Worker
780-334-2540
Anzac School
780-334-2271
Bill Woodward School
780-334-0818
Clearwater Hauling
780-799-2753
Anzac Rec. Board
780-334-2424
Coyote Services
780-334-2188
Whitmoor Vac
780-215-3041
Public Nurse
780-791-6271
Anzac Gas Station
780-334-2115
Anzac Grocery
780-334-2710
Nexen Community Office
780-334-2850
DJ Brown Contracting
780-792-8189
ATCO
1-800-668-2248
All Emergencies call 911
SUBMISSION DEADLINE for April 2015 edition is:
Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
Next Issue:
April 1st.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Contact Information
Councillor Report
RMWB Notices
Community Corner
Youth Zone
Senior’s Corner
Around the Region
March Word Search
Community Calendar
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COUNCILLOR REPORT
Councillor Report March 2015
Congratulations to Jude Friesen from Gregoire Lake Estates for being
the recipient of the exceptional citizen award! Jude was honored at the
Mayor and Council Toast of Champions on January 29, 2015. Jude is a
School Counsellor at Bill Woodward School in Anzac and has taken a
leadership role in developing the “Positive School Climate Committee.”
Jude is an active member of the Roots of Empathy Steering Committee
and advocates for children and families’ in the communities of Anzac
and Gregoire Lake Estates.
The Council Engagement in Anzac on February 5, 2015 was quite well attended. Thank
you to all who came. My Councillor colleagues who were in attendance were Councillor
Ault, Cardinal and Vinni. We had municipal staff on hand who I was able to direct
resident’s concerns too. I want to give a big thanks to the Fort McMurray Thunder
Volleyball Club Team U 15. The girls were a great help at the event, cleaning tables,
serving the elders/seniors and tidying up the hall. We have three girls from the area on
the team; they are Samantha Seawolt, Briklyn Pratt and Masey Munro.
I was in Conklin on February 18 to attend a CRDAC meeting. We viewed the design of the
Conklin multi-use centre and discussed concerns within the hamlet. Members of the group
are quite happy with the additional lighting on Christina Lake Drive.
A reminder that some of the games of the 2015 Tim Horton’s Canadian Ringette
Championships will be played at the Anzac Recreation Centre between Sunday, March 29
to Saturday April 4, 2015. There will be over 900 young athletes competing in these
Championship Ringette Games.
Consultation is ongoing for new Welcome signs to the hamlets. A concern was raised in
that it is hard to get to the present signs to put up information. Another concern was that
possibly the Welcome sign in Conklin should be closer to the community.
At our Rural Development Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, the
discussion will be an update to the Rural Water and Sewer Servicing and Rural Road
Rehabilitation. Also included in the presentation is Intelligent Communities (Fiber Optic)
for Anzac, Janvier and Conklin for high speed internet.
I attended a meeting in Edmonton last week. The meeting was with the Honorable Kyle
Fawcett, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development and the
Honorable Don Scott, Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education. The meeting was
to lobby for more funding to further improve the parking lot at the Day Use Area.
For any good deeds or concerns please e-mail [email protected] or phone
780-334-0516.
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RMWB NEWS
Very important reminder:
Please remove garbage bins off the road or shoulder after your bins have been emptied, pull them
back onto your property. They are in the way of service and public vehicles.
Household waste (black) will be emptied every week.
Recycling Bins (light blue & dark blue) will be emptied alternate weeks.
Paying Your Utility Bill
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo provides water, sewer and garbage collection
services to homeowners. Utilities are billed once every two months.
Utility Payment Options
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Pay in person at the Anzac Municipal Office.
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Pay online through your financial institution using "Wood Buffalo Utilities" as the payee.
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Mail a cheque to Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, 105B-4 Christina Drive, Anzac,
Alberta T0P 1J0
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Sign up for the pre-authorized utility payment plan (details below).
Pre-Authorized Utility Payment Plan (PUPP)
PUPP is a convenient way for residents to pay their utility bills through direct debit from
their bank accounts. You can sign up for a pre-authorized payment plan if your utility
account is not in arrears and you have a chequing account at a financial institution.
You can pick up a PUPP application form at your local Municipal Office or at Municipal
Building, 9909 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K4.
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We are looking for your input and participation –
what concerns do you have?
Here’s your chance to help us choose what our
Annual Priorities should be.
When: March 4, 2015 at 2:30
Where: Anzac Community Hall
Who: All residents of Anzac and Gregoire Lake
Estates
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Starting March 2, 2015 the Municipality is undertaking a Municipal Census. The count of our residents will help plan for the needs of our communities. Our results determine how much grant money our Municipality receives from the provincial and federal government and can total over $200/ person each year. For more information please look at www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/census e‐mail [email protected] Phone 780‐793‐1071 or contact your local community municipal office for details 7
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COMMUNITY CORNER
Anzac School and Bill Woodward School unveil new websites!
Anzac Community School and Bill Woodward School launched new websites to help users
find information easier and keep students, parents, staff and community members better
informed. Box Clever, an Edmonton website design and digital media agency, helped
design a website for Northland School Division No.61 (NSD61) and websites for all NSD61
schools. Every school website offers a display of news, upcoming events, information for
specific needs and teacher pages. They are mobile friendly and uses modern day
technology.
The websites can be viewed at www.anzacschool.ca and www.billwoodwardschool.ca.
TheWillowLakeTinyTotswouldliketothankalltheVOLUNTEERSwhohelpedusputona
successfulpokernight!
Also,thankstotheFortMcMurrayFirstNations#468fortheirdonationtoourEarlyEntry
DevelopmentProgram.
Meals on Wheels!
Coming soon to
AnzacandGregoireLakeEstates
A meal on Wheels is offered to persons in need of assistance. The program is
a lunch program, offered Monday thru Friday. It is also available for short term
assistance e.g. If someone just had surgery or a mother just had a child and
needs help to recover.
If yourself or someone you know needs assistance, please contact;
Megan Reidt at 780.334.2450
This is a pilot project starting March 30th 2015
Brought to you on behalf of Anzac FCSS
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NOTICE/JOBOPPORTUNITY
WLCA/AFCSS
Parttimeposition(20–30hoursperweek)
Flexiblehours/localresidentpreferable
Musthaveowntransportation
 Responsibilities: ( for both boards)
 Attend meetings / take minutes
 Do secretary responsibilities (both boards)
 Do Treasurers responsibilities (both boards)
 Provide communication between community and board
members and be main contact person.
 Research funding and grant opportunities.
 Assist with programs when required/ create programs
 Must be well organized and work well on own with
minimum supervision.
 Must be proficient with computer software (word, excel
etc.)
Otherresponsibilitiesasneeded.
PleasedropofresumetoMeghanatcommunityhall
betweenthehoursof2pmto6pmTuesdaythruFriday,
orcontactNicoleGardnerat780‐334‐2173.
Ore‐[email protected]
ByMarch15/15.
ThankyouonbehalfofWLCAandAFCSS
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Winterfest 2015
ANZACRECREATION&
SOCIALSOCIETYandthe
FORTMCMURRAY#468FIRSTNATIONS
WOULDLIKETOTHANKOURGENEROUSSPONSORSAND
VOLUNTEERS:
Thank you!!
CHRISTINA RIVER ENTERPRISES
Nexen CNOOC
Atehkumek Maintenance
DJ Brown Contracting
6S Spirits & Suds
Anzac Grocery
Lorsim Services
Parker Drainage & Waterproofing
Willow Lake Landing
Insite Glazing Solutions
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
Anzac Recreation Centre
Jacos Canada
Anzac Esso
Hertz Equipment Rental
Coyote Services
CP Services
A1 Portables
RMWB
Willow Lake Tiny Tots
Northern 4X4 Off-Road Society
Anzac FCSS
Bill Woodward Travel Club
Fort McMurray Volleyball Club
Anzac Fire Dept.
Mark your calendars for ANZAC DAZE 2015 - Saturday August 22!!
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BIRTHDAYS
Wally Cheecham
Yvette Seguin
Saphire Cree
Chelsey VanEe
Mila Seguin
Mary McKenzie
MaryRose Lavallee
Sydney Czibere
Calvin Teetaert
Hailey Cheecham
Cyrus Cheecham
Simon Lemaigre Jr.
Allan Louttit
Jonah Kawaguhi
Stuart Ross
Gordon Cree
Tina Cree
Sharon Kreutzer
Daniel Cree
Baillie Rutley
Branden McKenzie
Brittany McKenzie
Jennifer Cheecham
Robyn Faichney
Kaitlin Kreutzer
Chistine Fotty
Cindy Merrick
Feather Bourque-Jenner
Clara Bourque
Mickey Cadden
Peter Cardinal
Gabriel Cree
Perry Fotty
Rollo Goodwin
Kevin Brennan Sr.
Katie Borek
Jack Seawolt
Roman McEvoy
Laura Cardinal
Laureen Heineault
Skylar Kreutzer
Cyndel Cheecham
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ANNIVERSARY
Simone and Lorne Wiltzen
th
Happy Sweet 16 Birthday
Ms. Yvette Gilvie
Seguin
nd
on March
2
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-Much love,
Mom, Dad & Ate Jave
Quotes to Ponder
“You can’t just sit there and wait for
people to give you that golden
dream. You’ve got to get out there
and make it happen for yourself.”
~ Diana Ross (Born March 26)
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile
because it happened.”
~ Dr. Seuss (Born March 2)
If you wish to have your birthday
or anniversary published in the
Willow Lake News, please
submit in writing & deliver to the
Anzac Municipal Office.
March 16th
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YOUTH ZONE
AnzacRecreationCentre
SaturdayApril18(ages5‐10)
SundayApril19(ages11‐17)
10:00am–3:00pm
AnzacRecreationandSocialSocietyispleasedtoofferyouthinourcommunityachanceto
learnandplaywithsomevaluablemembersofourcommunitywhohavedevotedtheirtimeto
improvetheskilllevelofyounghockeyplayersandtheirunderstandingofthegamewhile
havingfun!
Ourgoalistoseeouryouthlearnon‐iceskillsaswellasvaluablelessonsincludingfairplayand
teamwork.This2dayeventisopentobothboysandgirls,ages5‐17andiscompletelyFREE!
Lunchwillbeprovidedbothdays!
Reminder:Helmet,GlovesandStickrequired!Ifyouarestrugglingwithaccessibilityof
equipmentpleaseletPattyknowuponregistrationandwewilldoourbesttoensurethe
equipmentisavailable.
Sodon'tdelay,registeryourchildtodaybycallingPattyChafe780‐334‐2424orviaemail
[email protected]!
REGISTRATIONDEADLINE:ThursdayApril9,2015
SponsoredbytheAnzacRecreationandSocialSociety,
RegionalRecreationCorporationandTeamOne!
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SENIOR’S CORNER
Anzac Senior Luncheon
Need a Hand with Your 2014 Tax
Returned?
Where: Anzac Community Hall
When: March 31, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Come out and enjoy lunch, bingo and prizes!
Trained CCRA Certified Volunteers ready
to assist.
This service is mainly for
Senior BINGO day!
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Seniors, come out for an afternoon of BINGO
and refreshments
Anzac Community Hall
March 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm.
Seniors on limited Income
Students
For more information, or to find out if you
are eligible please call
You can also find out about senior resources
programs that are happening in the RMWB.
Crystal (780) 714-4724
Identity Theft: Could it Happen to You?
Maybe you never opened that account, or ordered an additional card, but someone else
did....someone who used your name and personal information to commit fraud. When an
imposter uses your name, your Social Insurance Number (SIN), your credit card number, or
some other piece of your personal information for their use - in short when someone
appropriates your personal information without your knowledge - it's a crime, pure and
simple
Are you a Victim?
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A creditor informs you that an application for credit was received with your name and
address, which you did not apply for.
Telephone calls or letters state that you have been approved or denied by a creditor
that you never applied to.
You receive credit card statements or other bills in your name, which you did not
apply for.
You no longer receive credit card statements or you notice that not all of your mail is
delivered.
A collection agency informs you they are collecting for a defaulted account
established with your identity and you never opened the account.
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Identity Theft Statement - What is it?
If you have been a victim of identity theft, the Identity Theft Statement helps you notify
financial institutions, credit card issuers and other companies that the identity theft
occurred, tell them that you did not create the debt or charges, and give them information
they need to begin an investigation. Make as many copies of the Statement as you will
need to notify all affected companies. You will need Acrobat Reader to view the statement.
If you suspect that your personal information has been hijacked and misappropriated to
commit fraud or theft, take action immediately and keep a record of your conversations and
correspondence. The following basic actions are appropriate in almost every case.
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Start a log of dates, person(s) that you spoke with and exactly what they said.
Contact the fraud departments of each of the two major credit bureaus.
Equifax: (866) 828-5961
TransUnion: (800) 663-9980 except
Quebec residents (877) 713-3393.
Request that a "Fraud Alert" be placed in your files. At the same time order copies of
your credit reports.
Contact the fraud department of creditors for any accounts that have been opened or
tampered with fraudulently. This may include credit card companies, phone
companies, banks and other lenders.
File a report with your local Police or the Police in the community where the identity
theft took place.
Contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC). CAFC is currently central sourcing
all pertinent information on Identity Theft to identity trends and patterns, information
is also used to assist law enforcement agencies in possible investigations.
Remember
There is no reason to be paranoid; there's just reason to be careful. If someone wants
desperately to target you, they can probably get a lot of information about you -- so you just
need to minimize the criminal's opportunities to get that information. You can make yourself
a harder target and that is the best defense. If you are a victim, do not panic, in most cases
you will not be out any money. When you've been careful about disclosing your personal
information the losses will likely be attributed to the banks and or companies associated
with the fraud.
Minimize The Risk
While you probably can't prevent identity theft entirely, you can minimize your risk. Identity
theft is on the rise and it can happen to anyone. It can happen to you. By managing your
personal information wisely, cautiously and with an awareness of the issue, you can help
guard against identity theft
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AROUND THE REGION
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COMMUNITYCALENDAR
March
Sun
Mon
Tues
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2
3
4
Seniors Bingo
@ 1:00
RCMP open
house @ 2:30
pm
Zumba @6pm
5
6
7
27th Annual
R.A. R.A
event
Doors
[email protected] 5pm
Sawridge Inn
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Day light
saving time
begins
9
10
11
14
FCSS
meeting
@ 6:30
pm
Zumba @
6pm
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Deadline for
Torchbearer
nomination
Western Ca.
Summer
Games 2015
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WLCA
meeting @
6:30 pm Rec
Centre
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21
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Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
First day
of
Zumba @
6pm
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23
24
25
26
27
28
Newsletter
deadline
Zumba @
6pm
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Church
potluck @
12:30 pm
30
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Seniors’
luncheon
@ noon
Happy Spring!
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