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Grizzly Bear Program benefits

long term conservation

by Deanna Mitchener area. The research we do p r o v i d e a c c u r a t e
helps inform industries information about the
Sarah Rovang and a n d g o v e r n m e n t population status and
Anja Sorensen from the partners about best habitat conditions of
Foothills Research practices, and how to Alberta's grizzly bears.
Institute Grizzly Bear work sustainability in Grizzly bears are
Program out of Hinton, this landscape.” considered to be an
were in Edson on April The objective of the umbrella and indicator
8, to take part in the Foothills Research species, which means
Conservation Night that Institute Grizzly Bear this species has a large
w a s h e l d a t t h e Program is to provide requirement and general
Galloway Station and land and resource h a b i t a t u s e . B y
Museum. managers with the maintaining the habitat
Anja said, “Our necessary knowledge and area requirements
program is designed to and planning tools to of Grizzly, many other
develop partnerships contribute to the long wildlife species will
between industry and term conservation of have the food and space
scientists doing research grizzly bears in Alberta. required to live a
on some species we Planning tools are based healthy and productive
have in and around this on current data and life.

Edson Daycare Society presents

an update at Rotary Sarah Rovang and Anja Sorensen from the Foothills Research Institute,
Grizzy Bear program in Hinton. Photo Deanna Mitchener

by Deanna Mitchener "Some new activities
for our center, is a new
Joan Olsen met with bus. New to us, it was
Rotary to give an update generously donated to
on the Edson Daycare the Day Care Society
Society on April 14. from the Edson Seniors
Joan said, "The Daycare Transportation Society.
Society just celebrated We now have a bus
33 years of being in driver as well, Bob
business here in Edson. Carter. We really want to
We have been in Hinton say thanks to Wilden's
for the past 13 years and Service for providing the
e i g h t y e a r s i n Joan Olsen gave an commercial vehicle
Whitecourt. We are update on the Edson inspection permits. We
pleased to be able to Daycare Society. have to have two
serve the citizens in this Photo Deanna Mitchener inspections done yearly,
area." costing about three to
"A few things have four hundred dollars
changed and we have each time," said Olsen.
amalgamated some a large center. Hinton has "We are trying to get the
programs. We still FCSS that has picked up youngsters involved
operate three full time the out of school care more with community
daycare centres. We only program," said Olsen. projects. They will be
have one day home "Edson has 105 starting to volunteer at
agency and it operates children registered in the the community garden
out of Edson, then we day homes, daycare this year. They have
satellite to both Hinton center, and out of school decided to plant root
and Whitecourt. We care program. Hinton vegetables, to help
offer one out of school has 42, and Whitecourt Bonnie their cook. Once
program here in Edson. has 58. All of our centres a week the bus will take
Whitecourt has a very h a v e h a d s o m e them out to the garden so
large Boys and Girls challenges since the oil they can help weed and
Club that handles all the and gas industry has ensure the garden is
out of school care in their e x p e r i e n c e d s o m e growing great. A great
community very well. d o w n t u r n . S o m e opportunity for them to
They have two small families have moved learn and see just how
satellite out of school from the Edson area," vegetables are grown,"
care programs, as well as said Olsen. says Olsen.

Alison Reid and Syb Crawford helped to prepare homemade shepherds
pie, salads, and desserts on April 11 for the monthly free meal held at the
United Church, named Edson EATS. They welcome everyone to stop by to
enjoy a free meal once a month. A time to socialize over a home cooked
meal, meet some new people, and just have a place to come and feel
welcome. There is a donation jar if you would like to donate, but the meal is
always free. Photo Deanna Mitchener
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