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What is Alkaline Phosphatase?

Alkaline phosphatase is an enzyme commonly found in many human tissues, predominantly in the liver, bones, placenta, intestines and kidneys. Its function is to remove the phosphate group from proteins and other bio molecules, and is called ‘alkaline’ phosphatase as it required a basic pH for optimal activity. Its function is vital for our body’s health. There are many isoforms of this enzyme, with intestinal, placental, liver, and bone ALP being the important ones.

ALP levels are usually measured in blood, and the procedure is that of a routine blood test. No special preparation is necessary, though it is recommended to give blood after 8 10 hours of fasting, as food can cause transient increase in ALP levels. About 5 mL blood is sufficient for this test, though if multiple tests have been prescribed, the amount of blood drawn may be higher. Certain medications may interfere with test results, and hence it is recommended to inform your physician about every other medication being consumed before the test.

What causes Elevation in ALP levels?

Levels of ALP can increase due to both normal physiological conditions or in certain disease states.

In normal physiology:

ALP levels are high in the first three months of life. It again increases during puberty and reaches normal levels only by the age of 18 20 years. Men generally have a higher ALP levels till around the age of 50. After menopause,
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the situation reverses and women tend to have higher ALP levels. Apart from puberty and post menopause, pregnancy also causes high placental ALP levels in women. Higher intestinal ALP levels are known to occur in persons having blood group B and O. Use of tobacco or an increase in blood sugar causes transient increase in ALP levels.

In disease states:

Liver and bile diseases: Elevated ALP levels are known to occur in conditions like liver cirrhosis, stone or tumor in the gall bladder, tumor in the liver, cholestasis, cholecystitis, cholangitis, hepatitis and fatty liver syndrome. Bone diseases: Diseases affecting the bones, like osteomalacia, fractures, Paget’s disease, Vitamin D deficiency or hyperparathyroidism can cause elevated ALP levels. Other syndromes: ALP levels get elevated during the healing phase of cardiac or splenic infarctions, or in cancers of the breast, colon, ovary, and cervix or prostrate.
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CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) Red light runners and speeders in Cedar Rapids beware you soon be photographed. The City Council on Wednesday night unanimously approved a contact with a Massachusetts company to install, maintain and operate the traffic enforcement cameras.Police Capt. Steve O says the city plans to install cameras at 10 intersections as well as a speed enforcement camera, probably on Interstate 380. Police also intend to use a mobile camera to catch speeders.The mobile camera should be ready soon, and O says cameras at four intersections would be ready within 90 days. All should be installed within six months.The company, Gatso USA, Inc., of Beverly, Mass., will get $30 for each red light violation, with $70 for the city.The city expects annual revenue of $750,000.UPDATE: Implosion of iconic bridge in Sabula, Jackson CountyVIDEO: Sabula bridge in Jackson County demolitionUpdated: Friday, March 9 2018 7:12 PM EST2018 03 10 00:12:38 GMTA long standing bridge in eastern Iowa comes crashing down during a demolition.A long standing bridge in eastern Iowa comes crashing down during a demolition.SIGNS OF SPRING: Birds flock back to the area as ice meltsSIGNS OF SPRING: Birds flock back to the area as ice meltsUpdated: Friday, March 9 2018 6:20 PM EST2018 03 09 23:20:48 GMT”It’s just a good excuse to get out finally, it’s not as icy on the trails as what it has been.””It’s just a good excuse to get out finally, it’s not as icy on the trails as what it has been.”Burlington man accused of purposely knocking baby to groundBurlington man accused of purposely knocking baby to groundUpdated: Friday, March 9 2018 5:59 PM EST2018 03 09 22:59:09 GMTThe condition of the infant has not been released.The condition of the infant has not been released.First ever ‘Hub City Jazz Night’ planned for Oelwein Coliseum April 6First ever ‘Hub City Jazz Night’ planned for Oelwein Coliseum April 6Updated: Friday, March 9 2018 5:51 PM EST2018 03 09 22:51:48 GMTThe evening will feature music from Oelwein’s 7th grade, 8th grade, and high school jazz bands, and the Bill Shepherd Big Band at the historic Oelwein Coliseum, which reopened in June 2017.The evening will feature music from Oelwein’s 7th grade, 8th grade, and high school jazz bands, and the Bill Shepherd Big Band at the historic Oelwein Coliseum, which reopened in June 2017.Hwy 63 detour brings dilemma for Salvation ArmyHwy 63 detour brings dilemma for Salvation ArmyUpdated: Friday, March 9 2018 5:33 PM EST2018 03 09 22:33:33 GMT
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“My guess is that he’s no longer with us due to natural causes,” Wyoming Game and Fish wildlife biologist Heather O’Brien said, noting that the average wild turkey only lives three or four years.

“Or he was hit by a vehicle,” she added. “He loved to stand in the street.”

Game and Fish first started receiving reports of an aggressive tom turkey in spring 2015, O’Brien said. Thomas was easily identifiable by his large beard a shock of bristly feathers resembling hair that grows from male turkeys’ breasts and, of course, his ‘tude.

He made children cry, O’Brien said. He chased female students across campus. He attacked the mailman. He knocked over the chancellor once.

I asked O’Brien if she had any personal encounters with Thomas. She laughed before recounting the times he came after her. A few times, he even tried to slice her with his spur, a sharp bone protrusion on his legs capable of inflicting serious pain.

“He certainly made me feel like I was in an ACME show a Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner type situation,” she said.

At one point, Game and Fish attempted to relocate Thomas along with other turkeys that had taken up residence in town. While the others could be trapped, Thomas was too smart.

The biologists tried to lure him into traps with corn. He wouldn’t go in. They came after him with nets, and the aggressive turkey suddenly became shy.

“Casper College kids have a few videos of me chasing him around with a net,” O’Brien said. “He did a good job trying to embarrass me. Touche, Thomas, touche.”

But then Thomas gained a little fame (infamy?). Once he became Casper’s nationally known turkey, Game and Fish deemed him untouchable. They let him be.

O’Brien last saw Thomas on Thanksgiving 2016. The agency received a few reports of him last winter, but never confirmed it was indeed Thomas. They also received some reports of turkeys who had been hit by vehicles on Wolcott and in the surrounding neighborhood. But Game and Fish never found a turkey when they arrived at the scene.

In fact, a few young turkeys have already emerged as new nusiances. One seems to have taken up residence outside Vibes Fine and Performing Arts school on CY Avenue.

“But nobody has as much personality as Thomas used to convey, whether people liked it or not,” she said.

Thomas Gobbles was certainly not a friendly turkey.

He pooped on unsuspecting patio furniture. He caused traffic jams in a town too small for traffic congestion. He was king of the college and its surrounding neighborhoods. He knew it, and acted accordingly. He annoyed people. Scared them, in fact.

Some look at Thomas and see a nuisance. A car wreck waiting to happen. At best, just another wild turkey living the comfortable life in Casper’s trash bins.

But there is something to be appreciated in his unapologetic, cantankerous modus operandi.

Sometimes, life’s a two ton pickup truck coming at you fast and you just have to dig your metaphoric turkey talons into the asphalt and hold your ground.
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MIFFLINBURG Libby Whittaker made a triumphant return to the basketball court Tuesday.

Whittaker pulled a game high 14 rebounds, including 10 on the defensive end to further frustrate a Lewisburg side that shot just 13 percent from the field and never threatened after scoring the game’s first points.

“We’ve seen a game or two where she was starting to score again, but the rebounds . she definitely went in and took care of the boards,” said Mifflinburg coach Kelly Griffith. “She played tough. I think she’s getting comfortable out on the court again.”

Whittaker missed much of the fall field hockey season due to acase of mono. Then, after regaining her strength and building her stamina, she suffered a twisted ankle that sidelined her a game and stunted her progress.

Tuesday night, with the Wildcats needing a win to have any hope of claiming part (or all) of the HAC II title, Whittaker set the tone with three defensive reboundsduring a first quarter in which the Green Dragons shot 1 for 8. She went on to pull three or more boards in every quarter,leadingMifflinburg’s 35 26 edge on the glass.

“In practice Coach Kelly has been stressing box out (and) rebound,box out (and) rebound,” said Whittaker, who also scored a team high seven points. “I knew (Lewisburg senior center Emily) Sholly was tall and everybody on their team was going to be aggressive, so I knew I had to do my best and work to try to get as much as I could.

“I think we played really great defense,” said Riley Griffith. “We held them to 15 points, and Lewisburg is a good scoring team. We made them feel uncomfortable and made sure we talked on defense, and I think that helped us knowing where everybody was on the floor.”

Lewisburg (13 3, 7 1) dropped its first division game one outing after losing a 12 game win streak. The loss createda possibility of Mifflinburg (13 5, 6 2) earning a share of the HAC II crown if it wins remaining games against Central Columbia and Montoursville and the Green Dragons lose at either Danville or Central. It also marked the Wildcats’ eighth consecutive win since a 38 31 loss at Lewisburg on Jan. 6.

“We missed shots but we also didn’t get very good shots,
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” said Lewisburg coach Phil Stamm. “We were in an offensive funk. We didn’t move the ball well, I didn’t think. It was one of those nights; we just couldn’t seem to get anything going.

“Mifflinburg outplayed us. They played a good game. They had a better night than we did.”

The Green Dragons shooting woes were compounded by four first quarter turnovers. They had three offensive rebounds in the period, but they were all on one possession that ended with a traveling violation.

“They played hard all the way through, but sometimes it can get in your head a little bit when you can’t hit a shot,” said Stamm. “We needed to get one or two to drop and I think we would have got some confidence to get it going, but that just didn’t happen for us.”

Whittaker and fellow forward Mashayla Valentine each had four points in the third, while sophomore guard Angela Reamer had three of her four steals and two assists.

“I thought we rebounded well and I thought we played excellent defense,” said Kelly Griffith. “They’re a very good offensive rebounding team, and our plan was to keep them off the boards. Definitely defensively and rebounding wise I thought it was the best game we’ve played.”MIFFLINBURG 28, LEWISBURG 15

Lewisburg (13 3, 7 1 HAC II) 15

Grace Kelleher 0 2 2 2, Niki Cho 0 0 2 0, Megan O’Hara 3 0 0 6, Emily Sholly 1 0 0 2, Bethany Rippon 0 1 2 1, Jamie Fedorjaka 1 0 0 2, Katy Martin 1 0 0 2. Totals 6 3 6 15.
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Well, this season, they’ve lost seven of nine since their Christmas Day defeat at Golden State. In 2016 17, they were 9 9 during that 37 day stretch that traditionally has way more off court excitement that on court production.

In 2014 15, the Cavs were 2 9 during that period, before rattling off 12 consecutive wins (10 of which occurred in January).

The only season in which they didn’t stink at this time of year was 2015 16, when they were 15 4 from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31. But they also fired David Blatt during that stretch, despite being 30 11 and winning 11 of their last 13 games.

So, we shouldn’t be concerned. They do this every year with LeBron.

Well .

This year feels different.

The Cavs are old, terrible on defense, and Kyrie Irving isn’t walking through that door.

Regular season results, especially in January, don’t mean much when you have LeBron, but Monday night’s loss to the Warriors can’t be so easily tucked into the meaningless category.

It seems pretty evident that this version of the Cavs has little chance, at best, against Golden State in a seven game series.

The stories by Dave McMenamin, Jason Lloyd and Joe Vardon had the same theme: The Cavs’ problems aren’t fixable.

Vardon’s piece was particularly scathing, thanks to a quote that was attributed to a league source:

“Rotations are awful. IT (Isaiah Thomas) is so much worse than Kyrie defensively it’s insane. There is not a great feeling anywhere. McMenamin and Lloyd described them as “prominent.”

So we’re going to go out on a Thomas sized limb and guess that LeBron was one.

Regardless of who is upset, it’s clear James and Co. are putting pressure on the front office to make a move before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.

The Cavs reportedly are reluctant to deal the unprotected first round pick they received from the Brooklyn Nets in the Irving trade, and with James’ status beyond this season still in question, we can’t blame them.

But if general manager Koby Altman is intent on keeping James and making a title run,
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the Nets pick is easily his best chance to improve the team.

That’s an incredibly difficult decision for a 35 year old who only got the job after the Cavs’ prolonged and ill fated run at Chauncey Billups last July.

We’d be inclined to keep the pick, since we’re not sure there’s a move Altman can make that will give the Cavs a good chance to beat the Warriors. We also understand if the GM is inclined to gamble anyway, since the Cavs have to do everything they can to re sign James, and because the Brooklyn pick could end up falling outside the top eight. (The Nets are currently tied with the Suns for the league’s seventh worst record, but we haven’t officially entered the tanking period of the NBA schedule. And Brooklyn, unlike a bunch of other teams, has no incentive to tank.)

The Cavs, at 109.4 points allowed per 100 possessions, are 29th in the league in defensive rating. The other five teams at the bottom of the category the Bulls, Hawks, Magic, Suns and Kings are 17 27, 12 31, 12 31, 16 28 and 13 30, respectively.

Also not great: Cleveland’s point differential of +0.8 per contest is worse than Indiana’s.

There are major questions about the fit of the league’s oldest roster, and there are plenty of complaints about Tyronn Lue’s management of it.

It’s telling that the Cavs are 10 14 with Tristan Thompson on the active roster and 16 3 in the 19 games the center has missed. When Thompson was out of the lineup for the first time in his career, Channing Frye played with a second unit that was prolific.

Since Thompson returned from a calf injury, the Cavs are 7 9. Frye, whose 3 point shooting helps to space the floor, has reached double digits in minutes played twice since Christmas both times in mop up duty. He hasn’t played in five of the last 12 games,
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and Monday he was on the floor for all of one minute.

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As documented by multiple Courier stories, he rang a bell for the Salvation Army’s kettle campaign and later volunteered in the kitchen for the downtown Waterloo organization’s daily meal served to needy and homeless people.

Petersen lived at Western Home Communities’ Stanard Family Assisted Living facility during his last years. Linda Bowman, chief communications officer for Western Homes, remembered the Salvation Army giving him an award two years ago for his service. He had retired from volunteering in 2012, when he was 87.

Bowman said Petersen wrote about his efforts, starting with the train rides, in the book “The Legacy of Pokey Pete, 1969 to 1993,” released last year by G Publishing of Waverly. “He wanted other people to follow his example,” she noted.

Charitable giving was as big a part of Petersen’s work as the volunteering, and the money he donated added up.

“He told me about $400,000 over 45 years,” said Bowman, between the money he raised and personal donations. As a janitor for Cedar Falls Community Schools, Petersen didn’t have the typical profile of a philanthropist. “He never made more than $15,000 a year,” Bowman said he told her.

Many of the causes Petersen supported through the Salvation Army and other charities benefited children. According to a story announcing he would retire from driving the miniature trains,
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the money he raised also went to buy wheelchairs for local hospitals and tricycles for pediatrics wards, toys and clothes for needy children, and fund summer camp scholarships for the YWCA.

“Most people do not believe in what they are doing, only the money they can make from it,” he said in the 1993 story. “I believe in what I’m doing.”

Petersen started showing up with one of his trains at festivals, small town parades and even sidewalk sales and school fun fairs in 1969. In some cases, children paid a 10 cent fee to ride. In most cases, though, event promoters paid a fee to sponsor him, and the rides were free.

Petersen began scaling back in the last few years before retiring, divesting himself of the trains until he had one left by the final year. He found a home for the train with Belle Plaine’s centennial committee, which started using it in the community’s 1993 Fourth of July festivities.

Bowman first encountered Petersen on neighborhood walks before he arrived at Western Homes, since they both lived in the same area.

“He would walk constantly,” she recalled. “He had this distinctive wave. He would raise his arm, never broke his stride.”

Once Petersen did arrive at Western Homes, “he put me to shame in terms of walking and staying active.” Until earlier this fall, Bowman would see him working out in the facility’s exercise area each morning. He also spent time walking outside.
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CASTLETON Police said a local woman was killed and a child seriously hurt in a crash near the Castleton Community Center on Wednesday afternoon.

Castleton Police said Crystal M. Anderson, 34, also known as Crystal Hall, was killed when the 2007 Honda Civic she was driving collided with a 2012 white transport bus owned by the community center.

Police said Anderson had two 13 year olds in her car who they would not identify, except to say that they were not her children. Both children were taken to Rutland Regional Medical Center. One was released with minor injuries while the other was flown by helicopter to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, according to police.

The bus was empty except for driver Terrance Riley Jr. of Castleton, who police said was not hurt.

Police said speed and intoxicants appear to have factored into the crash, and that an autopsy had been ordered on Anderson. He said both vehicles sustained extensive damage.

was crazy, he said of the crash scene.

The road was closed for five hours as Environmental Services of Williston cleaned up spilled gasoline, according to police.

Mantiello said he did not know if Anderson or her passengers were wearing seatbelts.

haven really looked at the car, he said. secured right now. I deal with that tomorrow. investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Mantiello at 468 5012. Mantello said more details will be released as they become available.
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Outdoor events were cancelled and Albertans kept eyes on the skies Thursday amidst warnings for severe weather, from tornados to thunderstorms. and a possible tornado was reported in the area of Leduc County and Wetaskiwin County.

The Edmonton Street Performers Festival site at Churchill Square closed down, including the Troupe du Jour, as the storm brought about a dramatic shift from the sunny, 29 C day. start. for Edmonton, Sherwood Park and St. Albert, although a watch remained in effect. for Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park.

Environment Canada warns there is a potential for golf ball sized hail or larger, wind gusts in excess of 100 km/h and the risk of very heavy rainfall greater than 50 mm.

Leduc County and Wetaskiwin County were no longer under an Alberta Emergency Alert for tornados. the Brazeau County tornado warning ended. a tornado watch is still in effect for Beaver County, Camrose County,
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the county of Wetaskiwin, Millet and Highway 2, Flagstaff County, Leduc County and Strathcona County. that a tornado was spotted five km northwest of Breton moving east. Tennis ball sized hail is also possible. Lindale, Sunnybrook and Thorsby are in the storm path. and was moving east at 30 km/h.

Environment Canada issued a tornado warning for Brazeau County near Drayton Valley and Breton and Leduc County near Warburg, Thorsby and Pigeon Lake.

Lindale, Sunnybrook and Thorsby were in the storm path. Tennis ball size hail and 100 km/h wind gusts are possible with the storm.

Early afternoon Thunderstorm watch for Edmonton

Strong winds and golf ball sized hail could pound much of central Alberta including Edmonton as Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch Thursday morning.

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The City of Sault Ste. Marie should engage the expertise of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) to ensure scientific based standards are set and zoos contribute to society.

City council should not succumb to the political ideology and ban zoos completely, said Andrew Lentini, chair of CAZA’s ethics and compliance committee.

Instead, it should rely on CAZA, a leading animal welfare organization, to ensure Spruce Haven Nature Park meets its high standard for accreditation and compliance and rely on its animal welfare standards to dictate a city bylaw.

Lentini provided council with a presentation about CAZA and offered his insight into the city’s proposed bylaw that could see zoos eliminated in Sault Ste. Marie.

Council was forced to postpone debate and decision on the bylaw after Spruce Haven’s lawyer, Jonathan Poitras, was ill and unable to appear at Monday’s meeting.

Ward 3 Coun. Judy Hupponen agreed the debate should be deferred again in order to allow all sides of the issue to present their cases.

Lentini, who hails from Toronto, was permitted to make his presentation because he incurred the expense of travel to speak to council.

Julie Woodyer, campaigns director of Zoocheck, deferred her presentation and said she’d return when council was ready to debate the issue.

Lentini, who has worked with wildlife for more than two decades, told city council that its proposed bylaw does not consider the welfare of moving animals, the exotic animal black market trade and the entire underground exotic animal industry, which is on the rise in Canada.

Zoos can have a meaningful contribution to society and to the community through education, tourism, connecting with nature and advocacy, among other things, he said.

Communities should seek out the advise of CAZA, which sets standards for captive animals in Canada based on up to date scientific research instead of eliminating zoos, he said.

Lentini has not visited Spruce Haven Nature Park.

He said that if CAZA’s idea is accepted, a team would inspect the zoo and offer suggestions, which must be complied with in order to receive accreditation. Followup inspections are made every three years or as needed, he said.

Meanwhile, in preparation for what was expected to be a debate Monday, councillors Steve Butland and Susan Myers penned another motion, requesting that Spruce Haven be exempt or grandfathered from the new bylaw. If passed, the resolution would allow Spruce Haven to continue operations without facing non compliance charges of a new bylaw. The resolution also requests that it signs a written agreement with the city confirming it will not expand.

Spruce Haven owners have indicated that they’re downsizing as the current animals age. They said they are not accepting any more exotic animals.

A grandfather clause could allow Spruce Haven to continue its operations because the facility was in place prior to the new bylaw. It would prevent the facility from moving the gaining animals and prevent them further harm.

Zoocheck has called for the closure of Spruce Haven.

The proposed bylaw drafted by the city’s legal department, if passed by city council, would prohibit zoos from operating within the City of Sault Ste. Marie.

The bylaw gives owners and operators of zoos Spruce Haven is the only ‘zoo’ in the city six months to comply with the bylaw.

Under the bylaw, a zoo is described as “an establishment that maintains a permanent collection of live animals kept in cages or large enclosures for any purpose, including but not limited to display to the public.”

Exceptions include animals kept at the Humane Society, pet stores, a municipal registered kennel, livestock, an aquarium display and a breeding facility which holds valid permits.

Veterinary hospitals and animals kept on the premises of a university or college for research are also exempt.

The bylaw is designed to prohibit all zoos from operating within the city limits while not infringing on provincial licensing of native species.

Spruce Haven has been operational for almost three decades. Ken Marshall opened his property to injured and abandoned animals and birds and began as a rescue facility, he told the Sault Star last fall.

Throughout the years, other injured or abandoned wildlife and exotic animals were added to the west end property, including some from the city’s former Bellevue Park Zoo.

Opponents of the zoo charge that animals living in captivity suffer from boredom, have no natural stimulation and ought not to be confined to a small space among other things.
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Emil Peter Wahl was a man with many dreams, and the determination to bring them to life.

One of those dreams was to build a nursing home, a place where seniors could live out their days in comfort and peace, knowing all their physical, personal and spiritual needs would be met.

This Sunday, Sept. 19, the public is invited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Salem Manor and honour the legacy of a dynamic man who chased his dreams until the day he died. Wahl was a man who had a vision of doing things and worked very hard to fulfill those visions,” said Ed Link, Wahl’s colleague and biographer.

Link, who taught at Taylor University College and Seminary with Wahl for four years and is now the chaplain at Salem Manor, first encountered Wahl when, as a child, his family followed Wahl to his new church near Trochu.

Wahl was American, born in South Dakota in 1892 and raised in North Dakota, where, as a teenager, he felt called to become a minister. The 24 year old Wahl was on his knees, scrubbing the dining room floor at the Rochester Baptist Seminary in New York State, when God called him to Canada.

“He regarded himself as a missionary to this icefield called Canada,” Link said.

Wahl’s ministry in Canada took him all over northern and south central Alberta, from Hilda to Trochu to Leduc. Along the way, he earned himself a reputation for getting things done and made many friends within the church community.

Among the many people he touched throughout his life was Link, whom he encouraged to enter the seminary after high school.

“I call him my mentor,” Link said.

Their paths would cross again when, in 1952, Link was recalled from his church in Regina to become a professor of music and church history at Taylor University College in Edmonton, which Wahl had founded 12 years earlier.

Wahl wasn’t the easiest person to work for; he was a hard worker who expected everyone to work just as hard, but that was what made him successful, Link said.

“He had the energy and the nerve and the desire to really follow through on things.”

That drive would serve him well during the nine year struggle to achieve his final dream of opening a nursing home.

Wahl faced reticence from area churches, who already had their hands and budgets full of ministry projects. He also had to badger the provincial government for approval and funding support. Triumphs along the way, such as purchasing the land at the corner of 46 Street and Black Gold Drive for $30,000, kept Wahl energized and hopeful, and on April 21, 1979, a sod turning was held for the new facility. Wahl was 80 years old when he founded the Salem Manor Society to oversee the project, and remained president of the society until the facility opened an inspiration to Link, who is now in his 80s himself.

“Sometimes I think, ‘I’m an old man, what am I doing here?’ but then I see his picture on my office door,” he laughed.

“It’s a challenge.”

Wahl died in 1983 at the age of 91, a resident of the very facility he brought to life.

Today, Salem Manor continues Wahl’s legacy by caring for its residents’ physical and spiritual needs, said Al Klapstein, chair of the Salem Manor board.

“I’m grateful there is a place and an organization that cares about the community and is willing to serve people in our community who have a special need for longterm care,” he said.
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