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April 4, 2007
Darkness is Illuminated With Christian Light.
Rev. Joselito Cantal finishes his mass on Saturday evening and opens the doors at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church to step outside and greet parishioners as they leave. Special church services are being planned for the Easter season by Christians around the globe. ©Provost News Photo.
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6 Day Hunting Licence ‘Asinine’—Tourist
• Provost Chamber Hears Tourism Will Suffer With New Alberta Regulations

There are serious concerns that tourism in the Provost area will be damaged with new Alberta waterfowl hunting regulations now in place.

Pak Wong of Provost drew attention to the changes in hunting regulations to “aliens” (non-Canadians) at the Provost and District Chamber of Commerce meeting in town on Wednesday.

The new waterfowl regulations were in place last hunting season in the fall, mandating for an only six day licence to be purchased at one time. Before that a licence by out of country hunters could be purchased for the entire season for waterfowl and upland game birds. Multiple six day licences can be purchased under the new provincial regulations.

Wong, who believes the new rules will discourage people from coming to Alberta and spend money as tourists was told that the aim was to discourage people coming from another country to act as guides. “I do not believe this will eliminate this problem.”

Wong is also fearful that plans are being made to eventually limit hunting for aliens to a grand total of six days per season.
He thinks that more guiding outfits would have to be hired for hunters wanting to shoot the ducks and geese and he points out that 90 percent of hunters do not use or need (at this time) a guiding service. “Some of these guys (hunters) have been coming for decades and have a very good rapport with local landowners.” Tourists will go to Saskatchewan and even Manitoba instead of Alberta, he predicts.

For a businessman like himself who operates the Greenhead Motel and Restaurant, catering to such tourists will mean a monetary hit of up to 25 percent of his occupancy in the fall.

“We can not afford to lose that.”

“I stand to lose $150,000” in revenue in that season if those hunters do not stay in this part of Alberta. “That’s significant from one operator.”

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2 Men Facing Weapons Charges After Break and Enter
A Provost and a Hayter Alberta man face charges in connection with an incident at Primate, Sask.

Unity RCMP say their officers responded to a complaint of break and enter to a house and assault with a weapon in Primate at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Sunday March 25.

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35th Annual Music Festival Association Features Color Night
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This week we ask : "What Do Want to See Happen at the Bodo Dig Site?"
. . . and we heard opinions from Terry Gibson, Robert Hahn, Elizabeth Mann, Kim Larson, and Roxanna Wotschell.
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