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Unpaid leave to The immediate economic stressors on today's by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously fallout from the drop in oil From the families, is why the focus Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative prices was corporate Publisher’s Desk needs to be on prevention
downsizing, and job losses. Dana McArthur and intervention. Other
And there is no denying the resources to combat violent
longer the downturn lasts, crimes include enforcement Alberta organ and tissue
the greater its psychological and prosecution. donation –registry agent launch
impact will be on the community and families. Edson and area has made significant strides to
Amid the slide in crude prices, violent crimes
Weekly Anchor are soaring across Alberta. Although correlation assist and identify youth at risk, including the Rob
adoption of the Community Violence Threat Risk
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the efforts to teach youth how to manage stress
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NAME from outside the area. It is too simplistic to attach blame or single out
Edson and area has not gone unscathed, and has youth for the increase in violent crimes. What Rob
Tip experienced its own series of heartbreaking can be said, is youth are a more vulnerable
POSTAL CODE violent tragedies recently. population to these complex negative forces, and Merrifield
of While not the only reasons, economics and they are in need of added support from the Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
PHONE the Hat drugs are dominant factors in violent crimes. community.
Case in point, addictions and violent crimes
Is the current support system perfect? No. Does
Rob PAYMENT __VISA __MASTERCARD involving narcotic painkillers including opioids it have gaps and do people fall through the the NDP invoking closure on Man in the
Merrifield __ INTERAC __ CHEQUE like fentanyl, are rapidly increasing in Canada. cracks? More than anyone would like. Does this debate for Bill 6 despite Red Hat
And it is no wonder, Canada is the second largest
community as a whole care deeply about its
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‘We are entering a new era…’ a response to Clyde Corser's guest column to fix long-term care: Eggen

Dear Yellerfeller, your last column on climate change Hibernia platform Newfoundland, the government and precise engine timing management systems by
makes me tired. Why not also deny the benefits of moratorium on cod fishery, by the 1990's we had computer chips. All those things we take for granted The Weekly Anchor
vaccines for our children, why not also deny the latest completely decimated the entire cod fishery. Do you has reduced our emissions, reduced our fuel Member of the
Edson & District Chamber &
scientific findings regarding emissions and its effects remember in school how we learned that the cod consumption and increased our fuel efficiency. Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber
on human health. fishery was so plentiful that when John Cabot dropped We are just now entering a new era and perhaps
Views & News When we were working commissioning the 'ERHA' a bucket over the side of his ship and brought it up, it more than 50% of our power, in the very near future,
by Deanna Mitchener FPSO for ExxonMobil offshore Nigeria, the CEO of had a cod fish in it? There were all kinds of people out will be coming from 'renewable' type energy systems.
ExxonMobil collected $437 million in executive there fighting or trying to prevent the moratorium. It This changeover will require huge investments, which
compensation that year. Yes, that's right $437 million, was not very nice in Newfoundland at that time. means thousands of persons, jobs and hours to
that's not 437 employees collecting one million each, Well it's the 21st century now, and that was 1997, manufacture, assemble, and install the entire
that is just one greedy individual. more than 20 years ago, and the cod fishery is only infrastructure. All those jobs, all those wages, to be
I can understand why those types of persons wish to just now showing some signs of recovery. I remember taxed over and over again, as one taxpayer exchanges
Jim Eglinski Letter to the Editor maintain the 'status quo', not wanting to change when apprenticing at RAngus Caterpillar in his 'after tax income' for another service or product.
Science and business together are just now solving
Edmonton, how we would clean our work bays, two
anything. He has 437 million reasons to refute
MP Yellowhead scientific facts, and he also has the money to finance full 20 liter buckets of varsol dumped on the cement, one of the last hurdles for wind and solar energy, and Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
that is energy storage systems, huge battery systems to
brushed in, then rinsed off with the fire hoses. The
persons to 'help' refute the facts. So do the Irving
brothers whose 1960 vintage refinery is still spewing floors in that place were bleached white, but all the store excess energy. A 300,000 kWhr NAS storage
and sputtering on into the 21st century, and the Koch stuff eventually drained into the river. That was 1970, system in just now coming into service in Japan, next by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
brothers of the US –same, same. But my question is this is 2016. There are not a few thousand cars on the is California. MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
what are persons like you getting out of it, that I road, but several hundred million, and that's just us in You see the world turns. You can join them if you
Conservative simply don't understand? North America. wish, or not. And if not, you will be just like all those
iews breathing humans on this little planet, we must 160 thousand volt ignition systems, engine crankcase fellows in Newfoundland that tried to fight off the cod
That's why we had to go to 'unleaded fuel', modern
The fact is that with more than six billion living
fishery moratorium.
ventilation systems, modern synthetic multi-grade
manage our emissions and consumption. It's very easy
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