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Tower has historic value


Letter to the Editor: The end of Returning the support
Remembering heroes
a local icon in difficult times Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead



The Kinsmen Club of from people who believed Alberta organ and tissue
From the Edson is a My that by requesting funds
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes Publisher’s Desk community based ViewPoint the group is taking away donation –registry agent launch
Dana McArthur organization that, by Adrienne Tait from other possible
Robin Campbell, MLA through the years, has projects. While any grant, Rob
organized and funded
given to any group, for any
West Yellowhead projects and initiatives both big and small for reason, will always impact the town budget's
It was an emotional day for many spectators Edson and area residents. bottom line, one would be hard pressed to find a Merrifield Man in the
who gathered to watch as a piece of local Perhaps the most visible is the spray park. The better return on investment. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead Red Hat
Tip history, Edson's water tower, came crashing summer attraction is a $1.3 million facility that $90,000 for getting a $1.3 million facility that by Craig McArthur
Unpaid leave to
THE WEEKLY care for seriously of down on April 22. is used by Edson residents, county residents, and residents can enjoy for free sounds like a good
As we reported late last year, the town's
visitors.
ANCHOR ill relative the Hat interim budget called for the removal of the Recently, the club has come forward seeking There have also been rumblings regarding the Rob
business deal.
water tower.
assistance from the town to help with this year's
county has not stepped in to donate. In all
Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years On April 14 town council awarded the water payment. Since taking on the project the club fairness, they have not been asked since before
Building Canada Plan tower demolition and underground reservoir has fundraised, and paid for, $1.1 million of the the project was started. Merrifield
removal contract to McColman and Sons project. What the county will choose to support is up
Demolition. Over the past couple of years attendance has to the council to deliberate on. However, it Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Many people took pictures and videos as the been down at the group's main fundraiser the would be prudent to actually ask for help, when
Rob tower, that was built in the 1931, began its Kin Slo-pitch tournament and the fundraising help is needed, and let the process takes it

Merrifield decent. efforts of their comedy night and other events course.
Town administration looked into possible
have not yielded the financial return they hoped.
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead restoration of the tower that was This has resulted in the club struggling to cover In the meantime, the Kinsmen continue
working hard to pay off the remaining $130,000
decommissioned in the early 1990s, but expenses, most notably the loan payment for the loan.
determined it would be cost prohibitive. park. Perhaps it's time for Edson and area to step up
As the crowds dissipated and the dust settles,
Letter to the Editor: workers moved ahead with the clean-up, The group decided to approach the town to and support the Kinsmen, in this difficult time, Jim Eglinski 2015 Canada Day
request, and later received, a grant to cover the
symbolizing the end of an era for the old water current year's payment. to help pay this loan off.
After all, they have done so many things over
tower –and the end of a local icon. Reportedly, there has been some backlash the years to support the whole community. MP Yellowhead Challenge



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You can't pick and If it isn't broke,
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
choose says writer



In response to the Walmart expansion debated at don't fix it says writer
council:
How many calls were made to town councillors Jim Prentice is having an election. He has credit for their donations, they may or may not
regarding a new liquor store or restaurant or pizza promised many things, some of which make pony up money for the cause. Most likely not.
place or money loan place or hair shop opening up sense and others which don't. One of the I have a new motto for the Provincial
when we already had the above shops here? senseless promises is the idea of reducing Progressive Conservatives: First, Do No
Why is the Walmart expansion any different when charitable donation tax credits/receipts from 21 Harm. The PC Party is doing harm: first in
other stores are selling the same products. Look to 12.75 per cent. If charitable donation making more work for volunteer organizations
how long it took Canadian Tire to open here. There decrease under this reduction he says he will and second in making more work for
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years. reverse the reduction. themselves when they have to reverse their
I fully agree with councillor Boyce. You can't If it isn't broke, don't fix it! decision, which I hope happens. by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
pick and choose who you want or don't want to As a long time Edson volunteer, it is becoming MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
come to Edson. A few people do not speak for increasingly difficult to get and retain Ann Steffes,
everyone. Competition is good for everyone. volunteers. If we have to spend more time Edson
raising more money from people who don't get
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