Raising a Resilient Child – Workshop with Dr. Robbin Gibb on Brain Development and the Importance of Play. Oct. 13 9-3:30 Lunch Included.
Art and Story Time – Vulcan Lodge Hall for parents with small children. Wednesday’s at 10am. Registration required at 1 877 652 8633
Carmangay Halloween Parade Oct. 31 2pm
Milo Calendar of Events
Family Literacy Programs Fall 2020Family Literacy Programs Fall 2020
Circle of Security Parenting Program
Family Centre Programs October 2020October 2020 Family Centre Programs
First Nations Health Consortium NewsletterFirst Nations Health Consortium Newsletter 09-2020
Mealtime Struggles and Feeding Your BabyMealtime Struggles & Feeding Your Baby Fall Schedule 2020 Posters - Printer
Milo Fall Spooktacular – Oct. 17 Milo Lions Park 1-3pm
Pickleball – this Saturday morning, north side of the Legion @ 11:00 am! Let’s hope for great weather, last week outside! Please bring your own chair, water and wear appropriate footwear! Last chance for outdoor pickleball for this season! Come and give it a go!
All of Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society’s programs require registration prior to attending an event. Please call 403-485-3107 to register or email [email protected]
|Program||Dates||Time||Outdoor/Online Venue||Indoor Venue|
|Time for Rhymes (Vulcan)||Every Friday starting October 16, 2020||10:00 am-11:30 am||Allen Subdivision Park||The community room in the new wing of the hospital (approx. the end of October)|
|Time for Rhymes (Carmangay)||Every Friday starting October 16, 2020||10:00 am-11:30 am||Carmangay Library Park||Carmangay Curling Rink|
|Time for Rhymes (Milo)||Every Wednesday starting October 14, 2020||9:30 am-11:00 am||Online (Zoom)||Milo Library (starting in approx. January)|
|Time for Rhymes (Champion)||Every Thursday starting October 15, 2020||10:00 am -11:30 am||Champion Hall Park||Champion Hall|
|Pillowslip Stories||November 5, 2020||6:30 pm-8:00 pm||N/A||Vulcan Legion Branch 21|
|Animal Tales||October 16 to December 18||1:00 pm-2:00 pm||N/A||Porthos Pet Supplies|
|Mentorship||October 16||3:30 pm-5:00 pm||N/A||Get-away Youth Centre (FCSS)|
|Alphabet Soup||Every Tuesday||2:00 pm- 3:00 pm||Online (Zoom)||N/A
Getting a COVID-19 test in Vulcan
You can call the Vulcan Hospital if you need a COVID-19 test and you are symptomatic. They do testing daily at 11:30 in the ambulance bay but you must call 403-485-3333 for an appointment time. If you would like an asymptomatic test, you must call 811.
Flu Shots look Different this Year Starting October 19
-Influenza Immunizations will be available at many Pharmacies for Adults and Children 5 years old and up. You must call to book an appointment.
-Public Health will provideInfluenza Immunization for families of children under 5. Appointments can be booked after Oct.13 by calling the Vulcan Health Unit at 403-485-2284, calling 811 or booking online at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/influenza/influenza.aspx
(Do not book until Oct. 13)
-Physicians will offer vaccines toall Albertans 9 years of age and older. Some physicians may be offering vaccines to children 6 months up to and including 8 years of age as well, please check with your physician’s office
–Milo and Lomond – As there are no pharmacies in these communities, Public Health will do clinics on Oct. 20 in Lomond and Nov. 17 in Milo by appointment only. Call 403-485-2285 to make your appointment.
Vulcan and Region Family and Community Support Services:
Youth Worker –Full time to manage the Youth Centre and provide outreach programming Contact Joan at 403-485-2192
Relief Worker– Casual position to cover home support, reception and youth centre duties. http://www.vulcanandregionfcss.com/
Vulcan Regional Victims Services Society –Full time Program Manager – Recruits, manages and trains volunteers, provides court support, manages government reporting, works closely with RCMP and covers on-call phone. Details www.vrvss.com Deadline to apply Oct. 13, 2020 [email protected]
Carol Seaman’s Rise and Shine– Support Staff for Person’s with Developmental Disabilities 403-485-0609
Respite Care Provider, Behavioral Assistant, Community Assistant, Developmental Assistant, Job Coachin Vulcan County **Inclusion Foothills serves as a referral agency only to assist in introducing individuals and/or families and care providers. www.inclusionfoothills.org
Pork Production Technician – Premium Farms
Parts Person – Arman Equipment Sales
Unit Clerk – AHS Vulcan
Child Care Worker – Vulcan Daycare
Food Services Supervisor – A&W
Farm Labor/Sheep Manager – Nolan Farms
Health Care Aide – Extendicare
AHS – Cook Vulcan
Interview Skills – Tuesday October 20th – 1:00pm-3:30pm @ Vulcan Municipal Library – MCG CareersInterview Skills Workshop Oct.20.2020
NEW – Resume Scanners? The Who, What, Where, Why & How: Friday October 30th – 9:00am-11:30am VIRTUAL ONLY – via Zoom platformRS Workshop Remote Oct.30.2020 Virtual
To ensure everyone’s safety, proper PPE is available and protocols are in place registration is required.
Keep Calm and Job Search on: Wednesday October 28th – 10:30am-1:00pm @ High River Public LibraryJob Search Workshop Oct.28.2020 HR
Wheat Country Special Needs Society ( A Not-for-Profit Society) is looking for Board Members. The Society is a vital part of the fabric of this community, providing services to individuals with Developmental Disabilities for over 30 years. The Society offers the full spectrum of service including Vocational, Residential and Community Access services. The Board member would be responsible to attend monthly meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7pm. Meetings run about 2 hours. Some committee work is involved. If interested, please contact Linda Schierman at 403-485-4733.
Vulcan and Region Family and Community Support Services and the Vulcan Regional Food Bank Society are seeking new Board Members. Meeting are 10 times per year for FCSS and 4 times per year for the Food Bank. Contact Joan at 403-485-2192.
Online Conference with lots of great sessions for Parents on many interesting topics https://instituteofchildpsychologyconference.com/
was founded to educate parents and professionals on issues pertaining to children’s mental health and to promote the psychological and emotional well-being of children and adolescents.. Our mission is to empower caregivers (i.e., parents, teachers, therapists, social workers, psychologists) by giving them pertinent insights, skills and tools necessary to help children thrive.
Local Food and Delivery
-Prairie Perfection Catering is available for small and large events. BBQ Dinner takeout from the Milo Curling Rink by pre-order. 403-485-8461 or email [email protected]
-You can order meals from Southern Alberta Bible Camp www.sabc.ca/daves-meals/
-Stone Soup Meals are still available, frozen meals for anyone isolated or for frontline staff and first responders. Nominate someone today, they can be delivered from the Vulcan Regional Food Bank.
-Meals in Minutes delivers meals anywhere in the County. [email protected]
-Local Fresh Garden Veggies call Geri Budd to order Cell: 403.485.0873
Mental Health & Wellness October 10 is World Mental Health Day
Beverley Edwards – Vulcan Community Health Centre
Self referrals welcome. Provides counselling for children ages 6 and over, adolescents, adults and seniors. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Phone for an intake appointment. 403-485-3356 FREE
Access to Psychologist and Child Psychiatric Services are available through the Vulcan Medical Clinic 403-485-2216 and the Arrowwood Medical Clinic 587-652-5999.
Rowan House Emergency Shelter Outreach can provide free counselling and will come to Vulcan. 24 hour crisis line 403-652-3311
MUMS – Postpartum Peer Support 403-827-6245
Teen and Young Adult Clinic – Tues 2-6pm walk-in PCN Office 103, 303 -9 Ave SW High River Sexual Health can also do counselling 403-652-1654
Thanksgiving is about more than giving thanks one day of the year!
Giving Thanks in your life can bring you greater health by making a choice to practice gratitude every day. A growing body of research across multiple fields, shows us that you can create happiness in your life by practicing gratitude. Even when terrible things happen that are out of your control, if you make an effort to think of things that are still good, it will help you get through each day for the better. Even small things like, “I am glad my hands still work to write,” or “I’m thankful for food delivery.” Many people have created a practice through a gratitude journal, through habits like counting gratitude’s instead of sheep, either when you wake up or before you go to sleep, by writing gratitude letters to others, through prayer or giving thanks together at the table. Practicing gratitude can take time but research shows it can lead to lower levels of depression and even produces changes in our brain. Give it time, savour little things and enjoy what feeds your soul and you might just see an increased sense of connectedness, enhanced satisfaction with daily life, optimism, and reduced anxiety.
Vulcan Lionettes Community Connection (Welcome Wagon) – will deliver a welcome bag to anyone new in town. Call Marg at 403-485-2426 or Joyce at 403-485-6802 to arrange a pick-up or to let them know about someone new to our community.
Wild Rose Community Connections is reaching out
www.wildrosecommunityconnections.com Caring Connections Program
Contact us at 403 437-4984 Monday – Friday 10:00 – 5:00 or by email at [email protected]
Caring Connections is an Emotional Safe Spot for anyone feeling disconnected, alone or just need to chat. We hope we can make your day a little bit brighter and help connect you to other resources. We want to hear from you so that we can be here for you!
What can you expect from “Caring Connections”
–Individuals – Check in and have a conversation about how things are going. We can start with a “How’s Your 5” check in: How is your Work, Love, Play, Sleep and Eat going? Then we can go from there and have daily or weekly check ins and chats if you want to continue the conversations.
-Seniors – We have a real soft spot for supporting our seniors in our community. Join our “Soup for the Soul” club and have a volunteer come for a visit and leave you with some Soup and a Bun (and some other goodies) to enjoy later. We can also have your groceries delivered to you. We would love to hear your experiences & wisdom and share them on our website.
–Youth – LUNCH in a CRUNCH Text 403 813-9819 and type in LUNCH. We will connect with you and let you know where to pick up your free lunch. Available all summer long!
–Families – Parenting is a daily adventure complete with daily challenges. We all need a little help every now and then. We can help get more smiles from the kids! Nobody’s Perfect -1:1 Parent Support and Groups for parents with children 0 -5 years. Smarter Parenting – Support and strategies for parents of children 3 -18 years to create more harmony in your home.
We know that early experiences, relationships, and environments matter. The latest science shows us just how much: We now know more clearly than ever how the conditions and environments in which young children develop affect lifelong health as well as brain architecture and early learning. Poor nutrition, exposure to pollutants, and high levels of family stress associated with poverty, racism, and other forms of economic or social marginalization can all have disruptive effects on the brain and immune, metabolic, and cardiovascular systems. Excessive inflammation in these systems can lead to adult health impairments like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, asthma, and even depression and dementia. We also know that these conditions and the resulting health problems are experienced disproportionately by families of color. The COVID-19 pandemic has made this even more obvious.
We believe the time has arrived for a mindset shift for the early childhood field as part of a broader movement for social change. The brain is indeed connected to the rest of the body—and early childhood policy in the 21st-century must focus on the overwhelming evidence that early experiences affect the foundations of both educational achievement and lifelong physical and mental health.
Vulcan and Region Family and Community Support Services
Phone: 403-485-2192 ext. 103
Email: [email protected]
The municipal councils for Vulcan County and the Village of Arrowwood have given First Reading to the enacting bylaws for their Intermunicipal Development Plan. Vulcan County Council addressed this item in August followed by the Village Council in September.
The plan sets out a collaborative development strategy. While public consultation was sought in the development and negotiation phase of this draft plan, there is a legislated requirement for each council to undertake an advertised Public Hearing prior to considering Second and Third Reading of their enacting bylaws to finalize it.
Public Hearing at Vulcan County for Bylaw 2020-021 will occur on October 7, 2020, at 11:15 AM in the Vulcan County Council Chambers. It received First Reading on August 19, 2020.
Public Hearing at Village of Arrowwood for Bylaw 477 will occur on October 13, 2020, at 6:00 PM in the Village Office. It received First Reading on September 8, 2020.
Participation in Public Hearings at Vulcan County Council is explained HERE. Similarly, participation in Public Hearings at the Village of Arrowwood can be requested by contacting the Chief Administrative Officer.
This document covers a number of planning matters, including transportation and community growth initiatives, among others. Concerns were raised during initial public consultation regarding the Confined Feeding Operation (CFO) exclusion zone, building upon the planning framework already established by Vulcan County’s Municipal Development Plan of 2012. As a result of this consultation, section 2.5.3 (on page 10) was added, making the future potential to amend these exclusion zones clear. Ultimately, jurisdiction over CFOs rests with the Natural Resources Conservation Board (NRCB) and their standards regarding size, scale and environmental impact. While the NRCB will consider planning input from municipalities, it will give more weight to plans formally adhered to after a public hearing and bylaw process rather than less-formalized responses that are reactionary toward specific applications. The NRCB deliberates upon and decides each CFO application that comes before it, as well as standards of development that will mitigate environmental impact.
The final draft of the Intermunicipal Development Plan can be downloaded, HERE, as well as viewed below.Vulcan-County-Arrowwood-IDP-Final-Draft-August-2020-with-maps
Early Learning Program – will run a 3 and 4-year-old play based program in Vulcan. Call your local school in any village to find out registration information for preschool and kindergarten.
Should my Child Attend School?
Seniors Helping Seniors – For those in need of a helping hand with yard work, minor carpentry, odd jobs around your home let us know. We are there to help those in need.
Service Canada Ready to Help
File your 2019 taxes before September to keep getting your benefit payments
Canadians who receive the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) and the Goods and Services Tax (GST/HST) credit need to complete their 2019 tax returns as soon as possible.Filing as soon as possible will ensure you receive the right amount and that your payments continue beyond September 2020. Unsure about your eligibility to receive the CCB or the GST/HST credit? Please verify your status via My Account or MyBenefits CRA mobile app.
Need help filing? Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program community organizations are hosting free tax clinics where volunteers file tax returns for those who are eligible. Vulcan and Region FCSS can help you if you have a simple tax return with the Volunteer Tax Program.
File online If you’re entitled to a tax refund, you will receive it faster when you file online. Use the CRA NETFILE and Refile services or Find a certified tax software you can use to file online, some of which are free.
Payment deadlines The payment deadline for any tax amount owing on your 2019 income has been extended to September 30, 2020. Late-filing penalties or interests will not be charged if you file your return and make your payment by that date. For more information on the 2019 filing and payment deadline changes, please visit COVID-19: Income tax filing and payment deadlines.
More information and resources
You can find more information on filing your taxes and available benefits and credits:
· Get ready to do your taxes – Helpful information to start the return filing process
· Doing Your Taxes – Step-by-step guide on completing your return
More attached posters from Service Canada
-Help for Businesses
-Help for Seniors
-Help for Youth
Krystalowich & Co shared this on Facebook about changes to CERB and EI – See the attached documents.
TRANSITION OF CERB TO EI
The government has released details on the transition for those on CERB to EI. Special thanks to Video Tax News for providing a breakdown of the changes. Highlights of the changes include:
– CERB is available up to September 26 and then the transition will commence on September 27
– EI insurable hours reduced to 120 hours in the 52 weeks prior to EI application
– EI minimum benefits increased to $400 weekly
– EI minimum eligible weeks increased to 26 weeks
– Canada Recovery Benefit of $400 for 26 weeks will be available for self-employed individuals and other individuals ineligible for EI
Also, it is noted that those individuals who received CERB through Service Canada may be automatically transitioned to EI, but it is not guaranteed.
The individuals who received CERB through CRA will be required to apply for EI through the usual EI online application process.
Donate Locally Today
The Shaw Charity Classic contributes to hundreds of thousands of children and youth across Alberta who rely on charitable organizations for support with literacy, food security, mental wellness, and much more. Organizations like Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society rely on donations and we need your support now more than ever as demand for our services continue to increase. Within the community we provide literacy programs for adult learners and children, and train facilitators to deliver programs throughout Vulcan County. These programs are extremely beneficial for learners in their everyday lives — 97%of our adult learners demonstrated increased confidence in their skills and98% reported seeing an increase in their literacy and essential skills.
Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society and Shaw invite you to #ChipinforKids by texting KIDS158 to 30333 to donate $10 and help us continue to provide barrier-free educational services and literacy resources in our community. To make your generous contribution go further, Shaw will match your donation and the matched donation amount will then be matched again by the Shaw Charity Classic, up to an additional 50 per cent. Your $10 donation can grow into a donation of $30 to Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society.
The donations and matched contributions raised through the #ChipinforKids program will help ensure that charities like ours will be able to continue to serve Vulcan County.
If you would like to make a larger contribution to our family literacy programs through the Shaw Charity Classic fundraiser Birdies for Kids click the following link to our page:
Calgary’s Child Magazine is free and online and always includes great parenting articles. The September issue includes articles on:
Did you know there is a link between inflammation, child development and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma, and even depression and dementia? Click on this link to read a very interesting infographic:
-Low German Mennonite Community Resource Inventory: Responding to Covid-19 in Southern Alberta – There are number of videos Low German explaining Covid.
-Children’s Cottage in Calgary provides respite for parents experiencing high levels of stress or losing patience with a young one at the Crisis Nursery. It has a 24/7 crisis line 403-233-2272. They also run Brenda’s House for those looking for housing support if your child is already 18 years old. 403-242-8576. childrenscottage.ab.ca
Supporting Mental Health & Wellness in a Time of Stress & Isolation
The Mental Health Foundation is supporting a new Alberta Health Services program
Text4Hope – a free service providing three months of daily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)–based text messages written by mental health therapists.
An Alberta-based innovation, Text4Hope is an evidence-based tool that helps people identify and adjust the negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours a pandemic might be expected to provoke. Through a set of daily messages, people receive advice and encouragement helpful in developing healthy personal coping skills and resiliency. Community members simply subscribe to receive ongoing supportive content. There is no cost. The program provides one-way communication and does not replace other mental health therapies and supports. It is a helpful option for people in self-isolation who can’t access face-to-face services, as well as those in remote locations.
Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe.
Text4Hope-Addiction Support and Text4Hope-Cancer Care are also available and designed to help Albertans dealing with psychological issues related to addiction and cancer issues. The expanded services are funded by the Mental Health Foundation.
Text Open2Change to 393939 to subscribe to the addiction program.
Text CancerCare to 393939 to subscribe to the cancer program.
Some users may be charged per text message depending on their cell phone plan with their current provider. We encourage users to check with their provider. If they are unable to sign-up due to potential costs, we encourage them to visit Help in Tough Times where free resources are available, including variety of mental health related podcasts and videos for download.
Free Audio Meditation – to help you calm your nervous system and refocus your mind on what you can control
Information from Alberta Health Services about COVID-19 on Prevention, Wearing Masks, Symptoms and the Difference between Covid-19 and Influenza. Click on Prevention on the right hand menu.
The Art of Motivation- A Guide to helping students avoid drug problems and reach their full potential
Art of motivation is an online resource for administrators, counsellors, teachers and others who want to help students avoid drug problems and other obstacles to reaching their full potential.
Two items for sale “AS IS” given that they are older units and will require maintenance and rehabilitation at buyer’s expense. All inquiries can be directed to the Village Office. The silent auction closes at 4:00 PM on June 30th, 2020.
Document can be downloaded HERE.2020-06-15 ARWD Silent Auction Items
Don Kuntz has re-opened the car wash. This is another great service offered locally.
Great water pressure, lots of soap and good value for money. Automatic tap and pay is available for your convenience.
The Province of Alberta is moving forward with a phased re-opening. Residents of this region are encouraged to abide by the helpful tips provided HERE.
The Village Council has enacted Bylaws 445 and 473 to ensure that Arrowwood remains a safe and enjoyable place to live for all residents. These documents should be considered a starting point in developing the best regulatory framework. The Village Council welcomes input and suggestions on how these bylaws can and should be amended.
The Village of Arrowwood contracts Vulcan County Protective Services to provide bylaw enforcement, however, all complaints must be initiated at the Village Office. In order to process a complaint, written notice must be provided identifying the property, the owner or tenant, and how a breach of the standards set out in these bylaws is believed to have occurred. Anonymous complaints will not be treated with the same degree of urgency as those where the complainant has identified themselves and, especially, where resolution between neighbours has already been attempted.
Complaint will be investigated, required enforcement will be initiated, and the Chief Administrative Officer will report on the matter to the Village Council.