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Here is an opportunity for visitors to express their appreciation for the services they received from an individual counsellor. Visitor's View forms, located at the museum's front desk,mustbe completed and submitted to the museum in order to give that special counsellor a chance to win a $20 Tim Horton's Gift Card! More...

Thursday June 24, 2010 10:05AM - 1 Comment(s)



Lakedell Agricultural Society was formed in 1973 by a large group of people that were from the local farming community. The society grew to a point that they built the current main hall and smaller riding arena by logging the wood and sawing it on site. Later the larger outdoor riding arena was added. The Lakedell Agricultural Society hosts the largest one day fair in Alberta. There are six user groups that use the facility. They include the Pigeon Lake Lions Club, 4H Light Horse, 4-H Beef... More...

Tuesday June 22, 2010 03:07PM - 0 Comment(s)



Everyone who lives in the country surrounding Pigeon Lake agrees that our area has much to offer in terms of natural beauty. At Hidden Springs, 5 kms east of Winfield, Neil & Barbara White share the peace & quiet of this wonderful setting with their guests. Their hillside chalet opened for business in 2004. It was built by Neil & his sons in 2003 & 2004 with spruce & poplar lumber sawn on the property. “We got a big boost from the World Masters Orienteering, held west of... More...

Tuesday June 22, 2010 01:25PM - 0 Comment(s)



Firing Employees: The Last Resort! Fired. Terminated. Let go. No matter how you say it, the concept of losing one’s job is incredibly frustrating, depressing, and life changing. There could also be some legal complexity with the ending of employment, which is why a lot of employers think long and hard about going through the process. But if an employee’s performance has been continuously unsatisfactory, despite numerous discussions, or even illegal, it may be time to let them go. According... More...

Friday June 11, 2010 09:05AM - 2 Comment(s)



Over 150 children enjoyed our interactive program on magnetism and received a personalized tour of the library in the past two weeks. Thanks to the teachers, parent volunteers and Science Alberta for allowing the kids (and adults) the chance to experience "Pirates of the Lodestone" and learn first-hand what the library has to offer. More...

Thursday June 10, 2010 02:30PM - 0 Comment(s)



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Monday June 07, 2010 04:29PM - 0 Comment(s)



AJ’s Trading Post (Ann & John Anderson) – Owners/Operators The store is located on the north side of Pigeon Lake, at junctions of Highway 778 and 616x. (also known as Sandholm Corner). They are a gas bar and convenience store. They have Tempo Regular Gas and Diesel for your vehicle needs. Their hours of operation are 8am to 7pm – 7 days a week. They have owned and operated the store since August 2006. This was their first venture operating a convenience store. They have learned many... More...

Thursday May 27, 2010 12:59PM - 0 Comment(s)



Job descriptions A job description should be more than a list of tasks that you perform on a daily basis. It should also encompass skills and competencies. Can you send and open attachments in email? Can you do basic computer trouble shooting, such as replugging in a computer, a keyboard or a mouse when some mischievous child thinks it’s fun to unplug them all during storytime. Are you diplomatic? A problem solver? Outgoing? While the first two items can definitely be directly related to... More...

Tuesday May 25, 2010 11:23AM - 0 Comment(s)



Working with Difficult People Difficult people are everywhere. You meet them at work, at home, in school, church and at board meetings. Not only that, they are difficult in so many different ways. There’s the patron who comes in screaming about overdue notices, parents who make snide comments about your life choices, members of the opposite sex who leer and grin inappropriately, and co-workers who whine about anything and everything. These people and their negativity are eating you up.... More...

Friday May 14, 2010 01:57PM - 0 Comment(s)



Just a note for all our readers (and especially quilters) out there. We have just recently upgraded our manual Gammill Classic to a Statler Stitcher. That means that we have 3 computerized quilting machines in our shop! We were so busy quilting with the other 2 computerized macines that the old manual just sat collecting dust and fabrics started migrating over there thinking it was a shelving unit.... So it had to be done and we are excited as the new program available on this machine has... More...

Wednesday May 12, 2010 11:10AM - 0 Comment(s)



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