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by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
Time to get serious... My MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne

Remembering heroes ViewPoint
Unpaid leave to The Alberta The province by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously Continuing Care From the makes the Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative Association Publisher’s Desk assertion that a
Dana McArthur
(ACCA) health care system
recently accused begins with Alberta organ and tissue
Letter to the Editor Alberta's NDP government of community and that seniors and donation –registry agent launch
paying lip service to the
vulnerable adults want to live
province's Continuing Care healthy, independent lives at home
industry. for as long as possible.
There is also fears, according The association says the We would think it would make Rob
to the Wildrose, that the NDP
Building Canada Plan estimated 1.6% increase for sense then to invest in community Merrifield
may be pulling funding for Continuing Care in the new care with particular emphasis on
self-managed care. Self- budget does very little to address home care. Anyone who has used Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
managed care allows the mounting complex the home care system in Edson
Tip greater flexibility in challenges they face. It will not could certainly attest to their need West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
Letter to the Editor Policy meeting individual even cover their direct additional for additional funding.

The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the of needs and certainly costs resulting from the Carbon A good example of this is B.C.
editor. was of benefit in my Tax Levy, never mind any wage which recently announced a Rob
All letters are published at the discretion of the the Hat mother’s care. increases for staff or other rising significant $700 million
editor-publisher who reserves the right to edit costs. investment in senior's home and Merrifield
for clarity, length and libel. Letters published Alberta's Continuing Care community care. Alberta's Letter to the Editor Policy Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
do not necessarily reflect the policies or beliefs industry is funded well below the underwhelming increase of The Weekly Anchor welcomes
of this newspaper. All letters must bear the national average according to the roughly $200M pales by
name of the writer and include the address and Canadian Institute of Health comparison. letters to the editor. the NDP invoking closure on
telephone number, which will not be published. Information, says the ACCA. Our aging population of debate for Bill 6 despite Man in the
There are also fears, according grandparents, and people in need All letters are published at the discretion of the editor- Wildrose MLAs tabling a Red Hat
to the Wildrose opposition, that of care, shouldn't get second-rate publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity, length petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
the NDP may be pulling funding funding. Given the lack of serious and libel. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the 30,000 Albertans who are
for self-managed care. Self- investment by the province, we policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must bear against the bill.
managed care allows greater wonder how they plan to make the name of the writer and include the address and
flexibility in meeting individual good on promises to expand telephone number, which will not be published.
needs and certainly was of community and home care
benefit in my mother’s care. —wishful thinking?
Riding Update: Independent seniors’ advocate needed Robin Campbell, MLA

West Yellowhead
Letter to the Editor to fix long-term care: Eggen Hello again…
by Carlo Klemm
OP/ED Kidney dialysis in Edson won’t
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Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
open until Hinton and Whitecourt open From the Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber by GEORGE VANDERBURG
Member of the
Edson & District Chamber &
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Fall statement shows federal gov’t borrowing additional $32 billion Publisher’s Desk MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Thanks to everyone who has contacted us won't be able to open until the mini-dialysis Dana McArthur
about the current state of Dialysis in MLA units in Hinton and Whitecourt are opened and
Edson/Hinton/Whitecourt. Along with other the bus can be retired. At that point the Edson
residents I was very happy to hear that mini- Eric Rosendahl unit can be opened. AHS is also working to
Riding Update: dialysis units will be built in Hinton and develop a human resources plan for all three
Whitecourt. Alberta Health Services expects
locations.
that the construction of these mini units will be have. In order to do this the dialysis bus is still We are maintaining the same level of
complete by January 31, 2018. required, and the bus requires funding to keep dialysis service these communities currently
In the meantime, I've been assured that AHS in operation. have. We are working with these communities Views & News
is committed to maintaining the same level of Unfortunately this takes funding away from to ensure their health care needs are met. by Deanna Mitchener Rob
dialysis service that our communities currently the operation of the Edson dialysis unit, which Conservative
Merrifield

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