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Christian Fellowship Assembly

11449 92 Street
Grande Prairie, AB T8X 1P4
(780) 538-1350

Church of latter-day Saints

11202 102 Street
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2V9
(780) 532-1120

Oliver's Funeral Home & Crematorium

10005 107 Ave
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 1L8
(780) 532-2929

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West Perth native killed in Alberta accident - Mitchell Advocate

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Boyle, Alberta on Saturday morning, Jan. 21. Murray McIntosh, the oldest son of Ross and Lois McIntosh, was returning from working at Fort McMurray to his home in Grande Prairie. Conditions were extremely foggy near Boyle, 490-kilometres east of Grande Prairie, when he collided with a logging truck that had been in a previous accident at the intersection of Highways 63 and 55. RCMP reported that a semi-truck was crossing Highway 55 when it was struck by a van and after the first collision occurred, two separate trucks also collided at the scene. McIntosh, a father of four, died at the scene. He leaves behind his wife Rachel, his children Riley 11, Abigail 7, and his stepsons, Austin Fast, 18, and Morgan Fast, 16. McIntosh served a partial term of West Perth council, resigning in June 2013 to work in Alberta, a province he had lived and worked previously. “I wish everyone here the best and it has been a great experience being on council,” he said at the time of his resignation. “I regret that I cannot fill the four years but now is the right time to make a change for my family.” “He was right in the prime of his life, I'd say, and he was a good member on council when he was here and he deci...
http://www.mitchelladvocate.com/2017/01/24/west-perth-native-killed-in-alberta-accident

School back in for home-schoolers - St. Albert Gazette

Thursday, January 12, 2017

I didn’t realize how stressed out they were,” Veenendaal said of her kids. “Once we told them (about the settlement), they were just really relieved.” Grande Prairie Court of Queen’s Bench Justice E.J. Simpson ruled in November that Trinity could stay open until he could rule on the school’s legal challenge of the province’s decision on Jan. 5. Last Thursday, Simpson announced in court that the two parties had reached a settlement and dropped the challenge. The settlement allows Trinity to continue operations but specifies that Wisdom is to have no governance or decision-making role in it. All staff and funds are to be controlled by Trinity. The province will appoint, at its cost, a financial administrator to oversee the school’s operations for a year. Trinity will also get the cash the province held back over the last few months. Harsh words all around Andrea Veldkamp, who has two kids home-schooled through Trinity, said this was a fair resolution to the dispute, one that held lessons for both parties. “(The province) needs to be absolutely sure of the facts before they go forwards and shut down an organization,” she said, and organizations need to be absolutely sure they use provincial dollars properly. Veenendaal said this settlement is exactly what the province should have done in the first place. “My biggest disappointment is that they would shut (the school) down and not put the kids first.” Curtis Galbraith, a reporter with Grande Prairie’s Big Country and Q99 Radio who covered Thursday’s court hearing, said Simpson had harsh words for both parties when he read out the settlement last week in court. “He said essentially that there was no reason that two reasonable people couldn’t have met and hashed out something without going to court,” Galbraith said, and criticized both parties for launching a court case at taxpayer’s expense. Galbraith said Simpson characterized both parties as acting as if they were in a matrimonial property dispute, putting their own interests ahead of those of the students. The judge blasted the province for characterizing a $4.47 sympathy card bought by Trinity as a “funeral expense,...
http://www.stalbertgazette.com/article/School-back-in-for-homeschoolers-20170111

Government deal with private Christian school keeps home-schooling association open - Edmonton Journal

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The agreement came with a finger-wagging for both sides from a judge dealing with the case in Grande Prairie court Thursday. “You’re all acting like heathens as far as I’m concerned. You could have saved taxpayers a lot of money (by mediating this privately),” said Queen’s Bench Justice E.J. Simpson. Trinity, Wisdom and four parents applying for an injunction have now dropped their court case. “I think it’s a good resolution to the action and to the issues that the parties have both raised,” Wisdom and Trinity lawyer Jay Cameron said outside court. “I think my client is satisfied. I think that the agreement that’s been reached is balanced.” Education Minister David Eggen was concerned the majority of public education funds flowing to Trinity were managed by Wisdom, an independent contractor based in Derwent, Alta. An Alberta Education report into both organizations’ operations alleged exorbitant salaries approved by family members, questionable expenses on babysitting, alcohol and gift cards, and Wisdom managers leasing property from themselves at 1o times the market rate. The judge said “funeral expenses” the government had criticized were blown out of proportion — Wisdom had bought a sympathy card for an employee who lost a family member. Wisdom also held on to $988,000 over three years that should have gone to home-schooling parents for education expenses, the government report alleged. None of the government’s allegations has been proven in court. Wisdom and Trinity deny all the allegations, and filed for a court injunction to stop the closure. They won a temporary reprieve in November.  While the government told parents to enrol their childre...
http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/government-deal-with-private-christian-school-keeps-home-schooling-association-open

Trinity Christian School Association, Alberta Education end legal battle - CBC.ca

Friday, January 6, 2017

Thursday between Alberta Education and a private Christian school in northern Alberta. Under the resolution agreed on in Grande Prairie Court of Queen's Bench, funding has been retroactively restored to the Trinity Christian School Association. As well, Alberta Education will appoint a financial administrator to oversee the school authority for the next 12 months, or longer if necessary. And Trinity's sister organization Wisdom Home Schooling Society of Alberta will no longer have a governance role or decision-making authority in the Trinity organization. "We think this is ultimately going to be good for all parties," said Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley at a news conference in Calgary. She said the agreement provides stability for students enrolled in homeschooling, and ensures that the proper procedures are in place "so everyone can see transparently that the money is going where it should be going." On Oct. 25, Alberta Education abruptly shut down Cold Lake-based Trinity, which received more than $5.6 million in government funding for the current school year. Trinity was stripped of its registration and accreditation for allegatio...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/trinity-christian-school-association-alberta-education-end-legal-battle-1.3922857

Government deal with private Christian school keeps home-schooling association open - Edmonton Sun

Friday, January 6, 2017

The agreement came with a finger-wagging for both sides from a judge dealing with the case in Grande Prairie court Thursday.“You're all acting like heathens as far as I'm concerned. You could have saved taxpayers a lot of money (by mediating this privately),” said Queen's Bench Justice E.J. Simpson.Trinity, Wisdom and four parents applying for an injunction have now dropped their court case.“I think it's a good resolution to the action and to the issues that the parties have both raised,” Wisdom and Trinity lawyer Jay Cameron said outside court. “I think my client is satisfied. I think that the agreement that's been reached is balanced.”Education Minister David Eggen was concerned the majority of public education funds flowing to Trinity were managed by Wisdom, an independent contractor based in Derwent, Alta. An Alberta Education report into both organizations' operations alleged exorbitant salaries approved by family members, questionable expenses on babysitting, alcohol and gift cards, and Wisdom managers leasing property from themselves at 1o times the market rate.The judge said "funeral expenses" the government had criticized were blown out of proportion — Wisdom had bought a sympathy card for an employee who lost a family member.Wisdom also held on to $988,000 over three years that should have gone to home-schooling parents for education expenses, the government report alleged.None of the government's allegations has been proven in court.Wisdom and Trinity deny all the allegations, and filed for a court injunction to stop the closure. They won a temporary reprieve in November. While the government told parents to enrol their children in ...
http://www.edmontonsun.com/2017/01/05/government-deal-with-private-christian-school-keeps-home-schooling-association-open

Baysville, Ont., woman’s humorous obituary, has readers laughing and crying - Global News

Saturday, March 2, 2019

The 82-year-old spent her last years at the Pines Long-Term Care Home in Bracebridge. Brian, who now resides in Devon, Alberta, got emotional while expressing gratitude for the men and women who looked after his mother.He said ultimately, Sybil would have been tickled by the attention.“The line about her finally having the smoking hot body that she’s always wanted — it’s something that certainly made most people in the comments laugh out loud," he said."One of the comments today was, ‘She definitely made an ash of herself.’"—With files from Shallima MaharajWatch: More noteworthy final notes Woman pens funny obit for grandmother, just as she would have wanted it Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://globalnews.ca/news/4934262/baysville-woman-funny-obituary/

Body found in Mexico probably that of Christine St-Onge, SQ says - Montreal Gazette

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Also in the news:New police chief Sylvain Caron admits ‘I don't speak English very well'Quebec tries to smooth relations with Alberta over ‘dirty energy' backlashSTM bus boss throws union, Nova under the bus 'We're on the right track,' new SPVM chief says of troubled... #ICYMI: Missing Laval woman, Chong on pot legalization, more news Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/body-found-in-mexico-likely-that-of-christine-st-onge-surete-du-quebec-says

Albert Frank Czapski - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Albert L. Czapski (Michele) of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and two grandchildren, Kelly Reid (Dan) of Fridley, Minn., and Kyle Czapski of Brooklyn Park. He was preceded in death by a twin sister, Alberta Dorsey. Albert was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Westville. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed remote fly-fishing trips to Ontario, Canada, and golfing. He was a graduate of Westville High School, where he played football. He owned and operated Flip's Tavern for 35 years. He worked at Allied Chemical for 35 years and Thirion Glass for five years. He was on the Westville Fire Department and was former president of Westville-Belgium Sanitary District. Private services and entombment were held at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum, Danville, with Fr. Robert Hoffmann officiating. Memorials may be made to Westville Public Library. Rortvedt Funeral Services, Tilton, assisted the family. Online condolences at rortvedtfuneralservices.com. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.news-gazette.com/obituaries/2019-02-04/albert-frank-czapski.html