January, 2013 - Town of Castor
Council has increased the cost
of Development Permits from
$75.00 to $100.00 to cover the
cost of advertising.
Castor Minor Hockey has progressive 50/50
tickets for sale. They will be doing the draw
on January 19, 2013. If you haven’t already
got your ticket hurry out and get one before they are all gone. Tickets
are available at the Town
Office, arena and rec. board
members . Don’t miss out on
your chance to win BIG!!
2013 Dog Registration
Remember to purchase your Dog Tag for 2013
Must be purchased by January 31, 2013
Cost effective February 1, 2013 $50.00
All dogs over 6 months must be registered with
The Town of Castor is not
responsible for errors or omissions
January Recreation News
~The Provincial Draw will be out on January 14. The
teams that are entered in provincials are the Atoms,
Bantam Female, Bantam Boys and the Midgets. Good
Luck to all our teams that will be competing in
Provincial Play downs.
~Castor Minor Hockey days are fast approaching. It
will start off with the Stettler Lightning on January
18, warm up is at 7:30 and game time is at 8:00.
They will be battling it out with the Ponoka Stampeders. Cost to get in is $5 for ages 12 & up. On Saturday the day will start out with the IP’s at 9:00, Novice 11:00, Atom 1:00, Bantam Female 3:00, Bantam
boys 5:30 and the Midgets at 8:00. On Sunday the
Midgets play at 3:00.
So don’t miss this weekend full of Hockey action.
~Make sure to get your progressive 50/50 tickets the
pot is up to $800.00. The draw date is January 19 at
the Beaver Dome.
All Proceeds from this draw will go to the
Arena Improvement Fund.
~February 2 Novice Cyclones home tournament.
~Mark your Calendars for July 13, 2013 for CASTOR
Thunder Struck will be playing at the Arena,
more information to come.
~The Care for Kids Program would like to thank the
Castor United Church Women for their donation of
Without groups like this a lot of programs would
not be able to operate!
~Thank-you goes out to Bill & Mickey Hronek for
their $1000.00 donation to the Arena
~The Castor Recreation Board would like to welcome
Shawna James to the Town of Castor. She will be the
Recreation Assistant and working along with the
Town’s administration system.
~Wishing Everyone a Fantastic 2013!!~
Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd.
#1 Crowfoot Crossing, Hwy 12 and Twp. Rd. 374
P.O. Box 509
Phone: 403 – 882 – 3211
Fax: 403 – 882 – 3560
Email: [email protected]
Just a reminder to snowmobilers and off road vehicle
users that the railway right of way is a Utility Corridor and is not for recreational vehicle use. Please do
not ride on the railway right of way for your safety
and for the protection of vital utility infrastructures.
Demolition and Burning Pits
At Castor and Halkirk we are still finding general garbage materials in the demolition and burning pits.
This general garbage material belongs in the waste
bins. Those pits are not to be used in any way for
general household waste materials.
Hazardous Waste Placed In Paint Recycling
We see hazardous waste materials such as WD40,
Household Cleaners and other aerosols being placed
in the Paint Recycling Containers. This type of material has to be removed from the bins or when the bins
are picked up the recycler charges PRWM Ltd. for
proper disposal of this material. Please store hazardous waste material until the Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up is
held which is scheduled for this
coming May. Also, please do not
place this type of material in the
regular waste bins or in any other
Adult Learning Council
Happy New Year Lifelong
Learners! Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to
learn a new skill? Our Winter / Spring 2013 brochure
is being distributed this month. Perhaps you will find
a course that intrigues you in the brochure.
The brochure offers courses instructed face to face,
via videoconference or on-line. On-line courses are
suited to learners that work well on their own. Face
to face or videoconference courses are best suited
for learners that prefer social interaction when learning.
Courses Starting Soon:
Ukrainian Easter Eggs - Learn the
history and create your own Easter
Eggs. Three sessions starting Jan.
29 6:15 – 8:45 pm Cost: $50 Location: Gus Wetter School
Infant Sign Language – Learn to communicate
with your baby before it can speak. Jan.
29 1:30 – 3:00 pm Cost: $10 Location: PCALC – Coronation
Alberta Payroll Regulations – Do you have
employees? Are you submitting deductions
properly? Jan. 30 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Cost: $50 Location: PCALC – Castor
Hair Braiding Basics – Wondering how to do your daughter’s’
hair for her next performance? Feb. 11 7:00 – 9:00
pm Cost: $10 Location: Cassie’s Hair Design
Ed2go – Each course is 24 hours in length and
the 12 lessons are spread out over a 6 week
period. The next Ed2go start dates are Feb.
20 & Mar. 20.
Jan. 18 - Stettler Lightning vs. Ponoka
Warm up at 7:30 Game at 8:00
Jan. 19 - Minor Hockey Days
Games all day starting at 9 am
Jan. 26– Castor Curling Club
Fundraiser at Castor Community Hall
Tickets $50.00, Contacts: Cliff 882-3182
or Hoss 882-4677
Feb. 2 & 3– Castor Lions Toy Show
Castor Community Hall
Sat. 10 am-5 pm
Sun. 10 am-4 pm
Contacts: Vern 882-3157 or
Feb. 5 - 4-H Multi Club Meeting
Gus Wetter School @ 7:00 pm
Contact: Tara 882-3097
Feb. 9 - Poker Tournament
Put on by Busy Beaver Daycare
Castor Community Hall
Contact: Tanya 882-2782
Feb. 14 - Crib Tournament
Golden Circle at 1:30 pm
Feb. 17 – Castor Little Theatre
Castor Community Hall
Ticket Sales– Jan. 15
Bunch Shows-Feb. 17 & 24
Teen Night- Feb. 19
General Performance- Feb. 22
Diner Theatre -Feb. 23 & Mar. 1 & 2
Contact: Don 323-0359
Have an event you would like to list here?
Please contact the Town Office at
(403)882-3215 or email: [email protected]
All articles must be in by the end of the month.
Did You Know?
The Castor Library has a wide variety of ebooks
available FREE to anyone with a Parkland Regional Library membership! They have two downloads available;
eBooks on EBSCO or Freading. The best feature on
Freading is that any number of users can check out the
same eBook at the same time. This means that your favorite titles are available at your fingertips! EBooks on
EBSCO also offers several hundred eBook titles as well as
For more details contact Wendy at the Castor library at
(403) 882-3999 or check out their web page at
www.castorlibrary.prl.ab.ca for more information and
there eLibrary listings.
Yearly Library Membership cost:
12 and Under $8
FCSS Introduces Family Day Unplugged Feb. 18/13
Castor FCSS encourages you to "Disconnect to Connect"
Disconnect to connect - with yourself, your family, and your community. This
Family Day, turn off the TV, computer, video games, and all your devices. Enjoy
spending time with your family - go for a nature walk, go ice skating, share a
-73% of kids would rather play with their parents than watch TV or
use the internet.
-Residents in connected neighborhoods have greater quality of
Ways to CONNECT every day:
-Cook dinner or bake cookies together as a family.
-Have a family game night or play hide-and-seek
-Take a walk by yourself or with a neighbor
-Go sledding, bowling or play in the snow.
-Read a book or meet a friend for coffee
Having trouble disconnecting from technology?
-Give yourself a break from the internet and turn off your computer
-Rest your thumbs and phone a person instead of texting
-Do what you need to do to relax, connect and de-stress
-Let the fan cool on your gaming systems
Attention Community Members!
Castor FCSS is a small agency, and unfortunately this means that the office may
be unoccupied at odd times when the coordinator is away for meetings and
programs. We apologize for any and all inconvenience this causes!
Please be assured that if you leave a message on the phone or at the office, we
will get back to you as soon as possible.
Regular office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 - 3:30pm
Office is located in the back of the Town of Castor offices.
Ph: 403.882.2115 email: [email protected]
Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital
ON CALL SCHEDULE
19 & 20
26 & 27
9 & 10
February 16 ,17 & 18
23 & 24
Rob’s January Gas Tip
Make sure your heating systems are working correctly. If
you suspect you may have a carbon monoxide leak,
schedule a carbon monoxide test.
Signs & Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning could
include; dull headaches, weakness, dizziness, nausea &
vomiting, chest pain, confusion, impaired judgment &
irritability, paranoia or erratic mood swings.
Utility Emergencies: 403-882-3099
e-mail: [email protected]
Castor, AB T0C 0X0
Farewell to One of Our
Town’s Great Landmarks
Town of Castor Hours
Public Works Department:
Wed. 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sat. 9:00am- 4:00pm