Home front – December 11

Enjoy Christmas at historic Fort Normandeau on Sunday, Dec. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Christmas at the fort

Enjoy Christmas at historic Fort Normandeau on Sunday, Dec. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be snowshoeing, a bonfire, crafts, activities and refreshments. Bring family and friends for a great afternoon. Cost is $3 per person or $10 per family at the gate. For more information, phone 403-346-2010.

Lacombe mayor’s ball

Bring in the new year with Lacombe Mayor Steve Christie on Dec. 31. The New Year’s Eve Mayor’s Ball will feature a duelling piano show, a delicious meal and a chance to win some great prizes, including a trip for two to Las Vegas with $500 spending money. Tickets for the event are $75 each. The ball is not a fundraiser, but Lacombe Memorial Centre manager Charissa Lee said any additional money raised will go towards the city’s community endowment fund. Tickets can be purchased by calling 403-782-6668.

Workplace fairness

Alberta workers who are unfairly treated by their employers now have another way to file a complaint with Employment Standards. The province has launched a pilot project to make filing easy by using the new online complaint process at www.employment.alberta.ca/EScomplaint. Workers can also mail a complaint or drop it off in person. For more information and to better understand workplace rights, call the Employment Standards Contact Centre at 1-877-427-3731. Alberta has over two million workers and Employment Standards receives about 5,000 complaints annually.


An Advocate story on Page A1 Friday contained some incorrect information. Benjamin Daniel Koorbatoff, who is a Lacombe County resident, is still the president, chairman and CEO of Koors Oil and Gas Ltd. A lawsuit between Koorbatoff and Brink Energy Ltd. was discontinued in Court of Queen’s Bench on Jan. 22, 2010.