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A summer filled with activities

Letter to the Editor: My
Remembering heroes ViewPoint
When it comes to festivals and family Edson Kin-Slo Pitch Tournament, Peers Gold by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
entertainment Edson and Yellowhead County From the Dust Daze, P.V. Daze in Evansburg, the Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
are the places to be this summer. Publisher’s Desk Wildwood Ag Fair, and Edson's Sidewalk
There'll be absolutely loads to do and see as Dana McArthur Jamboree. Then get comfortable and kick back
April kicked off with the Jesse James Youth at the Outdoor Movie at Centennial Park.
Rodeo on the 19th. chairs and blankets and settle in for a satisfying The Labour Day weekend comes in with a Alberta organ and tissue
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes on the 8th, followed by Wildwood Bronc day of entertainment as Rotary Sundays in the bang as the Edson Hillbilly Demolition Derby donation –registry agent launch
May begins with the Medicine Lodge Rodeo
& Mud Bog takes place.
Bustin' Rodeo May 29. Park begin. These are just a few highlights of a summer
Robin Campbell, MLA June is chalked full of events including the Next up in July is the Canada Day filled with activities and events in the area. Rob
West Yellowhead Rangeton Folk Festival on the Pembina River Celebrations, Pembina River Nights at Rangeton Summer won't last forever so take in these
near Evansburg, Edddie’s Big Run in Edson, Park, the Chip Lake Music Festival, and the events while you can. And don't let the kids tell Merrifield Man in the
and the Entwistle Rodeo. Then bring the lawn Niton Junction Jamboree. you, there's nothing to do around here in
Red Hat
Tip August is packed full of events including the summer. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead by Craig McArthur
Unpaid leave to
THE WEEKLY care for seriously of Letter to the Editor
ANCHOR ill relative the Hat ‘No landowner should have his or her property Rob




Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years
Building Canada Plan rights shoved aside’: Prentice Merrifield

To the editor: certain troubling cases, landowners have been pushed Property Rights are a cornerstone of our agenda. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
to the back of the line when a company with whom they That's why the first piece of legislation we put
Rob As Albertans, we care deeply about our natural world had a lease agreement to use their land – Petroglobe forward in the Fall was one to further protect
and we feel a connection to the land and our
Inc. – filed for bankruptcy, and failed to make their
property rights in this province. Bill 1, the
Merrifield environment. I've never met a farmer or a rancher who yearly lease payments to them. The decision not to Respecting Property Rights Act, states that private
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead isn't a conservationist. Yet, we are also an oil and gas enforce the payment was made by the Alberta Surface ownership of land is a fundamental element of
producing province. Rights Board. Parliamentary democracy in Alberta.
Landowners sometimes face situations where their This isn't right. No landowner should have his or her For my entire adult life, I've fought for property
rights come into conflict with the energy industry. In property rights shoved aside in bureaucratic battles. rights – including in one of Alberta's best-known
Letter to the Editor: Landowners deserve to have their rights protected, and environmental cases in the Whaleback region in
that's what our government will continue to do. the early 1990s. I was fortunate to work for the Jim Eglinski 2015 Canada Day
Letter to the Editor To help the landowners who have not received their great ranching families of the Maycroft area who
payments due to these bureaucratic hurdles at the were determined to protect this pristine region MP Yellowhead Challenge
“Almost like a rising Alberta Surface Rights Board, a re-elected Progressive from development by Amoco.
Conservative government under my leadership will be
Views & News from the ashes” formally requesting that the Board reconsider its Jim Prentice
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
decisions in these cases. The Board's role should be to
Leader, Progressive
by Deanna Mitchener look out for landowners, and a PC government will Conservative Association of Alberta​ K by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
ensure that they do. MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Having been a PC supporter all my life, we need
a change!
It's spring – the time of new life. The dry old Canada Post's Massive 2014 Profit Confirms: No need
grass is still showing but new growth is appearing. to withdraw door-to-door delivery
The new calves are running and kicking.
The floor crossers have done their grand In light of the massive profits earned by Canada Post Corporation (CPC) in 2014, CUPW is calling for a
crossing. moratorium on the cuts to home mail delivery and a review of the Canadian Postal Service Charter, which was
It's time for the everyday working Albertan to scheduled for 2014 but never carried out.
wake up and smell the coffee. Highlights from the CPC's 2014 annual report which was released today follow:
The crossers have believed that the Wildrose Canada Post Group
Party would die, because they were influential Net profit – $198 million, Profit before tax - $269 million, Profit from operations – $299 million, Tax paid to
people and with their leaving, it would spell death federal government - 71 million, Dividends paid to federal government – 0
to the Wildrose Party. I personally think it was the Operating profits are an astounding $555 million higher than anticipated in Canada Post's 2014 to 2018
best thing to happen to the Wildrose Party. corporate plan. This plan predicted a $256 million loss in 2014.
The quick election signals the party of the floor- Canada Post Segment
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crossers is nervous. We really did not need an Profit before tax – $194 million, Profit from operation – $204 million Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
election at this time – economy etc. It's politics, As Canada Post acknowledges, these profits are mainly due to rate increases, lower labour costs and increased
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
and nothing else. parcel volumes. They are not credited to door-to-door delivery cuts. by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Let us true Albertans band together and do what These cuts haven't contributed meaningfully to cost savings, and they have been nothing but problems for MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
we know is right and support the Wildrose Party. seniors, people with disabilities, and victims of mail theft. It's time to put an end to them.
We have a new leader who is with us. Brian Jean – Today, CUPW wrote to Canada Post President Deepak Chopra, Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt and Prime
a servant of an for the people. The old adage of Minister Stephen Harper requesting that they halt door-to-door delivery cuts and conduct a public review of the
Canadian Postal Service Charter.
CORRECTION strike while they are weak may backfire.
In last week’s Viewpoint Column Let's give our local man Stuart Taylor the In solidarity, Denis Lemelin, CUPW, National President
Katie Barnes job title was mandate to represent us. Let's show him our
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