Edmonton Journal from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on February 10, 2005 · 28
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' m ' m B8 CANADA EDMONTON JOURNAL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 005 Long wait over for diamond exploration companies Firms lay claim to millions of hectares of land in stiff competition for prospecting permits '.My-. NATHAN VANDKRKLIPPE CdtiWetf News Service YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. It was a long, cold wait, shrouded in mystery. But now the wait is over and the mystery has been revealed the list of companies to be awarded highly prized prospecting permits. Last fall, young men and women lined up in front of the mining recorders' offices inYellowknife and Iqaluit, some for as long as six weeks, others without knowing who they were working for. In blizzards and -40 degree weather, they waited until Dec. 1, when the office doors swung open and the companies that paid them to wait walked in to get first dibs on millions of hectares of tundra that could hold Canada's next diamond mine. At the head of the line was Diamonds North, a Vancouver-based junior exploration company which paid a dozen people to wait in line in both territories beginning Oct. 15 at 8 a.m. their start times synchronized so as not to tip off any other company of their intentions. Four days later, De Beers showed up to claim second spot. For Diamonds North president Mark Kolebaba, thatmeantvictory, especially when two months later his company was 66 There's a lot of money at stake. Its not that you might not get the ground that you spent $100,000 sampling you might miss the $3-billion or $4-billiondeposit.95 Mark Kolebaba, president of Diamonds North awarded prospecting permits for nearly five million hectares of land in the N.W.T. and Nunavut. In total, the N.W.T. handed out 449 prospecting permits covering nearly seven million hectares of land. In Nunavut, it was 1,137 permits for 19 million hectares. Of that, De Beers picked up 11 million hectares and BHP Billi-ton, 3.4 million hectares. It wasn't a record year, but the figures still show a strong interest in exploring northern land for commodities like diamonds, gold and uranium. For Diamonds North, the work began last summer when it sent 10 people to sample across 72 million hectares of Canada's North, an area larger than Alberta. They spent $12 million and logged 2,200 helicopter hours, scoop ing up soil and rock samples to test for indicator minerals things like garnets that could indicate the presence of a nearby kimberlite, the kind of rock that sometimes contains diamonds. Adding to the stress, as they worked they saw helicopters from competing companies operating nearby. "They were obviously very keen on getting the next discovery, and our worry was that if they made the discovery we were out of the picture. The only way we could be part of it was to be out there getting the land before they did," Koleba- 1 rM ' 0 i' J" ' , . '"tit " THE CANADIAN PRESS. FILE Being at the head of the line at the mining recorders' offices is just the first baby step toward the scene above an enormously profitable mine like the Diavik diamond mine on lac de Gras, approximately 300 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife, N.W.T. About four out of five prospecting permits are dropped after a year and only three per cent of permits actually get staked. ba said. "There's a lot of money at stake. If s not that you might not get the ground that you spent $100,000 sampling you might miss the $3-billion or $4-bil-lion deposit. That's whatyou don't want to miss." The wait for prospecting permits may be a highly visible part of the quest for new Arctic diamonds, but in the end it's only a baby step toward the holy grail: a mine like enormously profitable Ekati and Diavik, which together have rocketed Canada into third place among the world's largest diamond producers. Getting to a mine ribbon-cutting is a lengthy and gruellingprocess. About 80 per cent of prospecting permits are dropped after a year and only about three per cent of all prospecting permits actually get staked. And even among those, the chances of finding a worthwhile deposit are extremely slim. "The ones that are really rich in diamonds and rich enough to be economic are rare," said Carolyn Relf, manager of the N.W.T. Geosciences Office in Yellowknife. "They've got to find the kimberlites that are there and prove them out, that there's not just one or two diamonds. And then, if the quantity is there, that the quality is there, too." nathan.vanderklippeglobaltv.ca i i iti UN remembering.canada.com Births For information on placing a birth announcement. Phone: 780-428-1 234 ing i t, ?3B434 g Obituaries For information on placing an OBITUARY Phone: 780-429-5533 For Information on placing an IN-MEMORIAM Phone:780-428-1234 BOLTON, Doreen (Emond) May 27, 1 928 - February 6, 2005 After a life long battle with diabetes Doreen Bolton passed away peacefully in her sleep. She is survived by her children Herbie, Marlene, Donald, Clayton, Jay and Jan; 14 grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren; three sisters and numerous extended relatives and friends. A Celebration of Doreen's life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 11, 2005 at Glenwood Funeral Home, South of Wye Road on Range Road 232, Sherwood Park. Doreen's final resting place will be at Glenwood Memorial Gardens. Sign tne dook or condolences at www.glenwoodmemorial.com H GLENWOOD 467-3337 Funeral Home, Cemetery, Cremation Ctr. Serving Edmonton-Sherwood Park & Area CALVERLEY, Keith McKinstry On the morning of Tuesday, February 8, 2005, Keith McKinstry Calverley, affectionately known as Cal, passed away at the age or a years. He is survived by his loving children daughter Ann and husband Sid Shugarman, son Michael and wife Karen McVean, granddaughter Katrin Makena, brothers Earl, Arnold, Russell, Herbert and Cecil and families, and many extended family members and friends. Keith was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Kathleen Young. Dad was born to Edgar Calverley and Jean McKinstry Calverley at Poplar Point, Manitoba on May 7, 1917. Following graduation from Normal School in Winnipeg he taught and served as a teacher and principal in several one-room schoolhouses in rural Manitoba, prior to volunteering to serve his country during the Second World War as a navigator in the RCAF. Although loathe to discuss it, he successfully flew 34 missions over Europe, was meritoriously decorated, and discharged with honour. Dad was a brave and gentle man. He loved his family above all, and valued highly his friends and relationships. Accepting of everyone and uncommonly generous, he is greatly loved for his humble soul, pure heart, and wise intellect. Dad lived his life with optimism, courage, integrity, and honour. He is an inspiration to his family and he leaves a legacy of love, humour and wisdom. He is deeply and sorrowfully missed. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Dad's life on Saturday, February 1 9, 2005 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at his second home, the Highlands Golf Club. 6603 Ada Blvd. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Karim Alibhai and the caring nursing staff on Unit 31 at the Royal Alex. Memorial donations may be made in .Keith's name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta. 10985 - 124 Street. Edm., AB T5M 0H9. Connelly-McKirttoy Ltd., 10011-114th SI; (7S0) Obituaries DAVIDSON, Wendy Leah (nee Busse) On Monday, February 7, 2005, Wendy Davidson passed away at the University Hospital. Wendy was born on December 5, 1956 at Moose Jaw. Saskatchewan. Left to mourn are her children, daughter Jaime: son Kalen; daughter Darryl; son Dakota; former husband Dennis; father Albert Busse; mother Doreen Busse (nee Bell); brother Kevin (Tracey); niece Janna, nephew Gabriel; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Cremation took place at the Edmonton Crematorium. Canadian Alternatives Cremation & Burial Service (780) 963-0920 ., de la SALLE, Josephine (nee Pagee) May 28, 1 91 5 - February 6, 2005 Mrs. Josephine de la Salle, of Edmonton, passed away suddenly at the age of 89 years. She is survived by eight daughters and one son: Theresa Arnold of Edmonton, Emilie (Leonard) Pautonnier of Morinville, Emelia Heeks of Edmonton, Rita (Ed) Wowk of Beauvallon, Doris (Doug) Greenfield of Sherwood Park, Dorothy (Des) Lewis of Edmonton, Anita (Norm) Kitz of Westlock, Eleanor (Bill) McEwen of St. Albert and Dan (Tillie) de la Salle of Edmonton; 22 grandchildren; 31 greatgrandchildren; four great-greatgrandchildren and numerous nephews, nieces and many friends. Josephine was predeceased by her husband Henri in 1982; one grandson Melvin Pautonnier in 1995; one great-grandson Ronnie Lucas in 1 979: three sons-in-law, Otto Arnold, Ed Heeks and John Warford; her parents Michael and Marv Jane Pagee, six brothers and five sisters. Funeral Service at 1 1 :00 a.m. on Friday, February 11, 2005 at St. Edmund's Roman Catholic Church, 13120-116 Street, Edmonton. If friends desire, any memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation ot AiDerta, 1 0985 -1 24 Street, Edmonton, T5M 0H9 to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 307 10335 - 172 Street. Edmonton, T5S 1K9 Arthritis Society, 639, 10830 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2B3, or to a charity of the donor s choice. MEMORIES Jin Funeral Home . Obituaries DRINKWATER, Ruth Marie On February 7, 2005, Ruth Marie Drinkwater passed away at the age of 85 years. Ruth is survived by her loving family; daughter, Beth; sons, James and Robert; and daughter, Gloria; five grandchildren; five great-grand-children; one brother, Jack Helmer; and one sister, Jean Bailey. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Jim in 2004; son, Sherwood in 1951; and grand-daughter, Theresa in 2002. Memorial Service Saturday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m. at Kirk United Church, 13535 - 122 Avenue, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, please remember Ruth with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. To send condolences, visit www.parkmemorial.com ran Memorial Edmonton 426-0050 Family Owned Funeral Home, Crematorium, Reception Centre FISK, Peggy DOROSH, Effle On February 6. 2005. Mrs. Effie Dorosh of Edmonton passed away at the age of 91 years. She is survived by her loving son, Joseph and wife. Rose; grandchildren. Burton, Daniel (Janeen) Dorosh, Jonnata (Mike) Mata; great-grandchildren, Zakary Dorosh and Kaylia Mata; step-great-granddaughter, Kaili Lemay; and numerous relatives and friends. Predeceased by her husband, William; son, Gordon; and numerous brothers and Prayers Thursday, February 10 at 8:00 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel. 9709 -1 1 1 A venue. Funeral Service Friday. February 1 1 at 9:30 a.m. at Park Memorial Chapel. Reverend Father Benny Ambrosie officiating with interment in St. Michael's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to McConnell Place North, co Capital Care Foundation, 500. 9925 - 109 Street, Edmonton. AB T5K 2J8. To send condolences, visit www .park memorial .com Park Memorial Edmonton 426-O05O Family Owned Funeral Homo, Cromatoriwm, Bocoptiow Contra t Painu Pick naeeprl flwav Fehruarv 9 2005 in Sherwood Park at the age of 88. She is lovingly survived by children Maraaret (Allen) Jess and David (Mary- Jane); grandchildren Laura, Ken (Julie), Linda (Derek), jennner ana uarren fCelinek areat-arandchildren Amanda, Graham and Dylan and numerous extended relatives and friends. Peggy was predeceased by her husband Sam in 1 932 and son lan in i 4. A celebration of Peqqv's life will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 1 1 , 2005 at Glenwood Funeral Home, South of Wye Road on Range Road 232, Sherwood Park. Alberta. Donations may be made to the Sherwood Park Care centre or I ne Lois Hole Literary Memorial Fund. Sign the book of condolences at www.alenwoodmemorial.com GLENWOOD 467-3337 Funeral Home, Cemetery, Cremation Ctr. Serving Edmonton-Sherwood Park a Area FRASER, Edward Andrew On Saturday, February 5, 2005 Mr. Ed Fraser of Wainwright, Alberta passed away at the Wainwright General Hospital at the age of 82 years. He is survived by his loving family, Kevin (Carol) Collett and their sons Ed, Jim and Randy all of Cloverdale. BC, Agnes Dahl and her son Delmore (Kelly) and children, Erik McKenzie, Kelsey and her daughter, Dixie (Wyatt) Pickering and their sons, Andrew and Jason; Annie Fraser and her children. Donna (Tom) Fleming and their children, Angie (Tyler). Troy and Trent, Darrell Fraser and his children, Lee and Kelly; Lionel (Marilyn) Fraser and their children, Scott. Andy and Christie; Linda (Ralph) Foerger and their children. Jill, Allie and Julie (Jonathon Billings) Foerger and their daughter, Natalie; Brenda (Larry) Gusikoski and their sons. Derek and Trevor. He was predeceased by his sister, Bernice Lawtey on October 8. 1 984. A Funeral Service for the late Mr. Ed Fraser will be conducted on Saturday, February 12. 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Wainwright with Reverend Ron Fletcher officiating. Cremation will take place following the Funeral Service. If so desired, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Creech' Funeral Home, Todd and Harry Creech directors in care of aH Obituaries FUHR, Mary Emilie (nee Wendel) August 6, 1 912 - February 4, 2005 Mrs. Mary Fuhr of Stony Plain formerly of Wabamun passed away at the age of 92 years. Mary will be sadly missed by her loving family, six sons: Ken, Sid, Reuben (Cynthia), Gayland (Cindy), Keith (Sylvia) and Gary (Marianna); one daughter June (Dale) Barlund; 13 grandchildren: Kevin (Lavonne), Glenn (Cathy), Greg (Susan), Heather (Roch), Michelle (Charles), Charlene (Christian), Bradley (Rebecca), Julie (Steve), Nicole (Lance), Kara (Sean), Erika, Bethany and Joel; eight greatgrandchildren: Kennedy, Kieran, Landon, Anika, Portia, Aurora, Ewan and Skye; one brother, Albert (Wally) Wendel as well as numerous relatives and friends. Mary was predeceased by her husband Jacob; infant son Clifford, daughters-in-law: Margaret and Shirley, her parents: Joseph and Margaret Wendel, two brothers: George and Arthur, two sisters: Lydia Wendel and Emma Dombrosky. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 11, at 1:00 p.m. from St. Matthew I utheran Church. 5021 - 52 Auonna Rtnnu Plain with Pastor Roland Kubke officiating. Interment to follow in St. John s Lutheran unurcn oemeiery, Rpanh Hnrrw If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to St. John's I ntheran fihiirrih Oman Fund. Box 17. Site 1 , R.R. 4, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1X4 or charity ot the donor s cnoice. Parkland Funeral Services, Stony Plain in ears of arranaements. 963-2520. An Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial Obituaries KETLER, Henry HAKSTOL, Edward Frank It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Edward Frank Hakstol of Warburg, Alberta on February 7, 2005 at the age of 65 years, following a courageous battle witn cancer. Ed is survived by Theresa, his loving wife of 41 years; two sons and one daughter, Brian (Leslie) of Warburg, Alberta, Sandra (Bob) Williamson of Leduc, Dave (Erinn) of Grand Forks, North Dakota; six grandchildren, Nicholas, Beniamin. Sarah. Lindsav. Michael and Jacob; one brother, John (Veronica) of Leduc; two sisters, Mary innes ot ueauc, Katherine Ward, of Edmonton and also by many relatives and friends. He was predeceased by nis parents, jonn anu Anna Hakstol. Mass of The Resurrection will be held on Friday, February 11, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church, Warburg with Reverend Michael Mireau as Celebrant. Interment to follow in St. Charles Catholic Church Cemetery, Warburg. If friends and relatives so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1200, 8215 -112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8 or to the charity of one's choice. Hainstock A Son Funeral Chapel, Leduc in care of all arrangements. 4802 47 Avenue. Phono 986-2151. 'An Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial" HUDSON, Sidney Norman 1923-2005 Mr CiHnaii Mnrluin of Vikina. Alberta. passed away on Thursday. February 3rd, 2005 at the age of 81 years. Ua ,0 onruiuoH hu hi four children. Craig (Jackie), Steph?n (Judi). Jocelyn (Wesley), and Don (Cheryl); four nrnrfi.hiiWrAn iKrictnTkhcir Andv. Rvafl and Curtis; one sister. Winifred Montgomery as well as numerous oinet relatives and friends. He was nrwteniiud nv his wife. Ada: daughter. Patricia; and grandson. Michael. . . . , : . 1 1 An A Memorial aervitw win ij Saturday. February 12th. 2005 at 2:00 r m in WiLr inn I Inited Church. Vikina. AB. Inurnment will follow at a later date. Donations in memory of Sidney may De made to 'Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta. Viking Funeral Services Ltd. 1.7S0-336-4842 On February 9, 2005, Mr. Henry Ketler passed away at the age of 79 years. Henry is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Nettie; his two sons and three daughters:- Dan (Thelma), Darlene (Brian) Goodhope, . Darrell (Janet),. Donna (Chris) Dakin and Denise (Terry); ' 12 grandchildren, and five greatgrandchildren. He will also be missed by his brothers: Jacob and Peter; sisters: Ann, Eva, Claire and Liz as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. Henry was predeceased by his parents: Jacob and Anna Ketler and by his siblings: David, Cornelius and Olga. Those wishing to pay their respects ., may do so on Friday, February 1 1 , 2005 between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Funeral Chapel, 16204 Fort Road. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Evergreen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Elroy Peters officiating.' Interment will follow at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations in memory of Henry may be made to the Edmonton General Hospital, Unit "9Y or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. To sign , the book of condolences, visit www.everareenmemorial.com Evergreen Funeral Chapel, Cemetery, and cremation Centre. Phone 472-9Q1 9. KING, Joe Brother Joe King passed away on February 5, 2005 at the age of 65. The Brothers and Sisters of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers mourn the loss of Joe, who had been a member of Lodge 146 for 39 years. Memorial Service Friday, February 11 at 1:00 p.m. at Westlawn Memorial Gardens, 1 01 32 -1 63 Street f -W KUZMINSKI, Jozef ( Joe) On February 5, 2005, Jozef Kuzminski ' of Edmonton passed away peacefully at the age of 85 years. Joe leaves to mourn his loving wife Krystyna, of thirty- five years, as well as many relatives and friends in Canada, Poland and Germany. Joe, who was a very kind, fun and loving man, was born in Wolosow, Poland in 1919. He was a veteran of World War Two and participated in combat in the far east. Joe immigrated to Canada in 1961 and became an active member of the Polish Community in Edmonton which includes the Polish Canadian Society, as well as the Polish Combatants Association-Branch 6. Prayers will be held at Connelly- McKinley Funeral Home. 10011-114 Street on Friday, February 11. 2005. at 8:30 p.m. Reverend Janusz Jajesniak, OMI will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Queen of Poland Church, 9906 - 83 Avenue on Saturday. February 12, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. with Entombment to follow at Holy Cross ' Mausoleum. Friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1 0985 -124 Street, T5M 0H9. Connelly-' McKinley Ltd., 10011-114 Street, (780) 422-2222, to send condolences: ' www.cortnelly-twcliintey.com "4 -t '. :i .1 '4 422-2222, send condofoc : wwwoonyTcfciotycooi i i

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