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.


Correction

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.