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Cardboard boxes make great entertainment for youngsters. They are cheap fun
by Adrienne Tait toys that can be used any time and any where. Let the children be creative and
see what all they come up with.
A f t e r m o n t h s o f
discussion, and as was Reminder - To purchase your Lisa Murphy tickets for May 9. Lisa has taught and
reported in the December worked with children in various environment including Head Start programs,
16 interim budget, the kindergarten, private preschools, family childcare, group homes etc. Lisa is a
Edson water tower is highly sought keynote speaker for educational conferences, known for using
being demolished. humor and real life anecdotes to reach and engage her audiences. Lisa's
At the regular town standing room only seminars have become nationally known for their
council meeting on April information, humor, inspiration and energetic delivery. Who should attend, could
14 Town Council awarded be grandparents, aunts, uncles, childcare provider, day care providers, foster
t h e w a t e r t o w e r parents, teachers, nannies the list is endless. The sessions are geared for adults
d e m o l i t i o n a n d without the children.
underground reservoir
removal contract to Recognition From Early Childhood Matters goes out to Galloway Station Museum
McColman and Sons and Travel Centre For providing many activities throughout the year, for families
Demolition in the amount with children to enjoy, interacting with kids when ever they come into the centre.
of $115,300 plus GST. So much more than a Museum.
C o u n c i l l o r G e a n
Chouinard noted that the Special Thanks to the Local Newspapers and Radio for promoting Lisa Murphy
while the tender had come Early Childhood Specialist.
in under budget, the final
number was different letter in opposition to the cost to repair the tower
because it included the tower being torn down w o u l d h a v e b e e n
r e m o v a l o f t h e from Ann Steffes. In her approximately $750,000. THIS WEEK’S FEATURE
underground reservoir. letter she suggested the T h e w a t e r t o w e r
In understanding that town consider alternative restoration project in
residents are concerned uses for the tower Wetaskawin reportedly Mint Homes Ltd.
about the historical value including advertising c o s t $ 1 . 6 m i l l i o n ,
of the structure council space that could generate although that particular
f u r t h e r d i r e c t e d revenue or a possible zip t o w e r w a s f u l l y
administration to work line attraction. functioning.
with the Edson and Town administration T h e a n t i c i p a t e d
District Historical Society did look into possible demolition will occur in
to capture the history of restoration of the tower late April or early May.
the water tower. when structural, in More details on the date
The Edson and District addition to aesthetic, and time of the demolition
H i s t o r i c a l S o c i e t y problems were first will be released prior to
expressed interest in identified but it was the Water Tower being
preserving some of the determined that restoring removed for anyone that
pieces of the original t h e t o w e r, e v e n a wishes to witness the
structure to create a decommissioned one, event. Country style living with room for everyone and everything . This plan looks great from the front or
“ s e m i - p e r m a n e n t would be cost prohibitive. the back. The covered front veranda with craftsman style posts along with the stonework and wide
display.” The town estimated the corners & trims give it a great curb appeal. Step into the front foyer & you will quickly see the open
kitchen & great room areas. On the left of the foyer you have a spare bedroom across from a 3-
The town received one piece bath with a 48" shower. Also the laundry room is located here which has enough room for
maybe a sewing area. At the other end of the hall you have an office or a spare room, then you
Reservation fees for Bear Lake ensuite features 2 sinks with a makeup table, a spa tub, a custom 60" shower and a private toilet
enter the master bedroom. The ceiling is coffered. A large walk-in closet next to the ensuite. The
and Shining Bank campgrounds room. A long narrow window above the mirror will provide natural lighting. Now onto the "L" shaped
kitchen that features a walk-in pantry, space for large appliances, and a working island with a lunch
bar. The island is angled to match the coffered ceiling in the great room. A wood burning fireplace
in the great room for those cooler nights. The dining room has plenty of windows to help light up
these areas. A French door leads out to the covered rear deck An open curved stairwell takes you
by Adrienne Tait campground operator “wasted site” also results to the developed basement which includes one more bedroom with a walk-in closet. A 3-piece bath
identified a need. “There in a loss of revenue for is next to a to large unfinished storage area & mechanical room. There will be plenty of space in
The county has agreed were and are issues with t h e c a m p g r o u n d the family room for pretty much anything you would like to put there. Now Dad will love his new 4-
to implement a $12 non- p e o p l e m a k i n g operator. 5 car garage with one bay as a drive through. All overhead doors are 8' high. The floor slopes to
refundable reservation reservations and either The new fee structure is sumps. There are 2 man doors and a 2-piece bathroom for added convenience. There is something
fee as well as a $5 not showing up at all or in line with the provincial for everyone in this home plan. Plan 2011595
reservation change fee taking a different site on reservation fees and
for Bear Lake and arrival without notifying guidelines. Member of National Home Warranty Program
S h i n i n g B a n k the operator.” The amendment to the Phone: 780-723-2330
campgrounds. The result was often a campground fees bylaw
Parks and special site that sat empty while was carried unanimously Fax: 780-723-5068
project coordinator o t h e r p o s s i b l e and will be in effect for
Heather Hawkins told reservations or campers the coming camping Email:
council the change was were turned away due to season.
inspired after the unavailability. The

Engagement Announcement
Feedback requested for Engagement Announcement
town plan update

The Town of Edson is looking for feedback as we
review our Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and
Land Use Bylaw (LUB). The new MDP will provide
guidance for the growth and development of Edson over
the next 20 years. The LUB is a set of rules and
regulations for development that helps to implement
this 20 year vision. Visioning workshops and a random
telephone survey were held in the fall of 2014. The
project team has since created draft concepts and
policies and will be presenting these ideas at a public
The Public Meeting will be held at the Galloway
Station Museum Thursday, April 23 from 6:30pm to
9:30pm (presentation at 7pm). A more detailed meeting
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schedule can be found on the Town's website at the link Richard & Delores Hanna
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below. If you are unable to attend the public meeting Are Excited To Announce The
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and would like share your ideas please email Engagement Of Their Daughter
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“It's important that we hear from as many members of ShariLynn To Nick Candy
the public as possible to get a variety of opinions on
where we should go from here.” said Edson Mayor Greg
Pasychny. “It's an opportunity for resident's voices to be Son of Bob & Judy Candy
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heard and their ideas to help form these plans.”
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You can also obtain further information about the Carlos Is Happy His Human Parents
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project including a summary of the community
workshops and random telephone survey on the Town's Hugs
website at or by contacting Jenny Wong
at Matrix Planning; or Keri Mitchell at the Town of
Edson, (780) 723-4402,
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