Tofield mayor voices opposition to provincial carbon levy

Tofield Town Council met Jan. 9 with Mayor Harold Conquest in attendance along with councillors Barry Robinson, Deb Dueck and Bernie Perrot.

Under new business, council passed a motion to support a request from the Town of Whitecourt regarding opposition to the provincial carbon levy. It was moved by Dueck to refer this item to administration to draft a letter to the Premier of Alberta from the Tofield Mayor regarding this position.

The new carbon tax went into effect as of Jan. 1st and has already caused the price of fossil fuels to rise markedly.

In an interview last Friday, Mayor Harold Conquest said Continue Reading

Here’s what else is making news in the Jan. 17, 2017 edition of The Tofield Mercury, on news stands now!!

– Tofield Mayor predicts better economic times in 2017 – Plans underway for celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday;

– Tofield RCMP lay charges in assault, possession of stolen property and other offences;

– Strathcona County RCMP investigate stolen memorial plaques;

– Opinion: Political and social systems require overhaul in order to give regular working people a chance to get ahead; Letter: Reconsider carbon tax Premier Notley – Mayor;

– Loose Ends columnist Carol Livingstone discusses the meaning of useless words like “Absquatulation;”

– This Week on the Web: Man barricades in house over a stolen bit of grilled cheese; Traditional tattoo artist in high demand; Whitehorse mayor learns traditional Sikh dance, goes viral; and Life-sized lego blocks for every adult’s dream;

– 16/60 Minor Hockey League’s local results and standings;

– The Tofield Mercury’s Babies of 2016 Contest celebrates babies born in 2016 in the Jan. 31st issue. Deadline for entries is Jan. 27th at noon;

– Full Page Ad Blowout Sale for Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 issues – Unprecedented industry leading savings of 50 per cent off;

– 2-Page Business and Professional Directory for all your service needs;

– No Robbie Burns Night to be held at Tofield Legion this year;

– Whiteout conditions hit the area when windstorm blows through region;

– Tofield Novice 1 and 2 teams hold their annual tournament – three pages of coverage;

– Beaver County Chronicle: 56 Nootka Cadets hold Annual Mess Dinner – Presented with $1,000 from Beaver Municipal Chairman Ron Yarham; Beaver County rated 14th out of 69 municipalities for lowest spending per capita; Canada’s Agriculture Day to be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 16;

– Also inside this edition: Community events, real estate sales, help wanted; classified and blanket advertising; Tofield and Area Church Directory; EXTRA advertising from sister papers in Lamont, Viking and Sedgewick/Killam, and much more!

Babies of 2016


Did you or someone you know have a baby in 2016? Submit your baby’s photo, name, parents, and date of birth for the Babies of 2016 and you will be entered into a random draw for a $50 Tofield IGA gift card plus a gift from the Tofield Mercury and a free portrait session & an 8×10 print with Carla Lehman Photography! Publishing date is January 31.

Call 780-662-4046, Email, stop by our office on Main Street in Tofield, or mail with payment to PO Box 150, Tofield, AB, T0B 4J0

Tofield RCMP report B&E charges, man shot in leg reveals little

rcmp-tofieldDuring the past 2 weeks RCMP responded to 49 calls for service. Included is 9 motor vehicle collisions and 4 false alarms.

On January 1, 2017 RCMP and EMS attended a call of a male who had been shot.

On arrival, a 46-year-old male from Mundare area was located with a single gun shot wound to the lower leg. The male was taken to the hospital via STARS air ambulance.

The male’s injuries are severe but Continue Reading

Grade 9 students distribute gifts in “Operation Elderly”

grade-9-gifts-at-villaA local business got into the Christmas spirit last month in such a way that local seniors in the lodge and villa were given gifts for the holidays.

“Operation Elderly” took place at the V&S Store, explained Metieke Hare, and was done in conjunction with some caring students from Tofield’s Grade 9 Class.

“Customers had the chance to purchase a star off the tree for the elderly at the Tofield Lodge and Sunshine Villa,” said Metieke. “The stars had gift wishes on them.

“After customers purchased items, a group of kids from Grade 9 in Tofield School … FOR MORE SEE THE JAN 10/16 MERCURY

New home for FCSS found in Tofield

fcss-youth-worker-zoegilfillanFamily Community and Support Services (FCSS) for Tofield, Ryley and Beaver County West has a new home.

Over the holidays, FCSS moved from a privately owned building it had occupied for decades to the second floor of the Tofield Administration building. Anyone entering the reception area can see pleasant outdoor scenery from large windows in the adjacent offices, adding to the ambience of the place.

As well as the reception, there are Continue Reading

Here’s what else is making news in the Jan. 10, 2017 edition of The Tofield Mercury, on news stands now!

– Tofield Atoms win in Vegreville 4-2 in 16/60 Minor Hockey League action update;

– Prevent falls with an annual eye exam, says Tofield optometrist;

– Opinion Page: Editorial – More rejigging of electoral boundaries in the works; Letter – Truth or consequences worries writer;

– Loose Ends columnist Carol Livingstone discusses “Things Not To Do,” in place of New Year’s resolutions;

– This Week on the Web: Extension for Google Chrome turns Trump photos into adorable kittens; Heroic effort to save skier dangling from ski lift; New Brunswick dog owner loses dog, receives ransom call for reward money;

– January Parliamentary Report from MP Kevin Sorenson urges young people to get involved in the 150th birthday of Canada in 2017;

– Frigid weather doesn’t stop an historic number of species recorded in the Tofield area for the 117th annual Christmas bird count;

– Let’s Talk Parks, Canada! Parks Canada public consultations start Jan. 9th;

– Frigid temperatures expected to diminish by this weekend;

– 2016 – A Year in Pictures shows some highlights of the year;

– Tofield and Area Health Foundation donates shower chair to hospital and Christmas party for Long Term Care;

– Beaver County Chronicle: Committee of the Whole discusses budget and roads; County responds to Modernized Municipal Government Act survey; Holden Lodge holds its Resident Christmas party with in-house entertainment and lunch;

– Also inside this week’s edition of The Tofield Mercury: Real Estate advertising; Community events local and regional; Babies of 2016 Contest with a deadline of Jan. 31st – see paper for details!; Services, Business and Professional Directory; Tofield and Area Church Directory; The 9th Annual Full Page Ad Blowout for Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 issues – 50 per cent off full page advertising; Classified and Blanket advertising; EXTRA ads from sister papers in Killam/Sedgewick, Viking and Lamont; and much more!!!