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Some tough news in Alberta's 2015 budget



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provincial sales tax. $4.8 billion over the a d m i n i s t r a t i o n a t be a new Alberta and represents $110
“People like that we next five years for Alberta Education. bell.Working Family million in new tax relief.
have no sales tax it's the m a i n t e n a n c e a n d While the current S u p p l e m e n t w i l l “We estimate more than
Alberta advantage,” upkeep needs for teacher and nurse's provide direct support 85,000 families will
said Campbell. infrastructure. union contracts are not t o l o w e r i n c o m e benefit from this, “said
The funding for With low interest rates affected by the 2015 working families. The Campbell.
previously announced, “it makes sense to b u d g e t b u t n o s u p p l e m e n t i s The current financial
but not yet started borrow to continue guarantees were given c o n s i d e r e d a n plans calls for a return to
projects such as those at building especially in an as to future talks. enhancement to the surplus budgets within
A . H . D a k i n , t h e economic downturn There are no changes A l b e r t a F a m i l y three years.
E v e rg r e e n L o d g e when labour may be to the number of police, Employment Tax Credit (see page 4) Minster of Finance
expansion, and Edson available and costs are provincial court judges, Robin Campbell
h o s p i t a l w a s n o t lower,” said Campbell. p r o s e c u t o r s , a n d
affected. Thought there will be sheriffs as current levels We specialize in protecting and maintaining
The budget did not call no funding for new are to be maintained. the appearance of your vehicles
for cuts to infrastructure teachers and 240 non- There will be no
projects. “Cutting teaching positions will reductions to the
b a c k o n c a p i t a l be eliminated, the 2015- Alberta Seniors Benefit.
continued from front spending will only 16 Education budget is Eligible seniors will NEW VEHICLE? NEW PAINT?
continued from front cause more problems increasing by $145 continue to receive the Stop paint chips with Xpel Films
down the road and million to protect same monthly income
continued from front Albertans want to keep teaching positions. supplement. Computer Generated Kits
building the roads, “The union contracts Funding has been
continued from front bridges and buildings will be honored,” said maintained for child- to ensure an exact fit.
continued from front that they need,” said Campbell. Part of the care subsidies for low-
C a m p b e l l . T h e funding increase will i n c o m e f a m i l i e s , HAVE YOUR VEHICLE PROTECTED TODAY!
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second bus Check out our


by Deanna Mitchener WEBSITE:
www.happyrv.com
The Edson Seniors Transportation Society (ESTS)
held their annual general meeting at Parkland Lodge
March 25.
Don Moorehead, president of ESTS said, “We try Phone: (780) 723-2355 Fax: (780) 723-6475 Toll Free: 1-888-782-2678
to listen to everyone's ideas, especially our bus Good Selection of Quality Used Inventory - Financing Available on New & Used OAC
drivers, as they are the ones working first hand with
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individuals around the community. We value Kitchen 2 SLIDES Trlr. Great Shape
everyone's insights and ideas, and will do our best to Hardwall, Electric Jacks, Slide
2 Doors, 2nd Door into
Awning, Solar Panel, Boat
use the ones that will better our society and those we Bathroom, Electric Awning, Hitch, Loaded, Great Quality!
serve.” Sleeps 10, Separate Rear Bunk $15,900
“We are starting to kick-off another fundraiser for a Room, #1 Seller!!!
$28,900
second bus. Looking forward, we know there will be ON SALE
a need for another bus so we want to start raising the ON SALE $26,900!!! $14,900!!!
money now. Our 'Luck of the Irish' draw during
Trivia night brings in roughly $3,800 every year. The Only NEW 2015 HIDEOUT 12’Garage NEW 2015 AMPED 32’
Trivia event brought in $9,700 this year, and we are 5800 lbs! 24BHS BUNK/SLIDE TOY HAULER/SLIDE Trlr.
very happy with the support from the community for Trlr.
174 Gal of Fresh Water, 40 Gal
this annual event,” said Moorehead. Front Island Bed, U-Shaped Fuel Tank, 18 Gal Generator Fuel,
“Through numerous conversations around the Dinette Slide, Rear Double 4000W Onan Gen, LED Lights,
community I have spoken with organizations about Bunks, Sleeps 8, Fully Loaded, 50” Swivel TV, Rear Party Patio
Power Awning!
with Awning and More!
their thoughts on having the bus run in the evening $69,936
and on weekends. This is something we have tried in ONLY $26,999!!! ON SALE $62,999!!!
the past, but there didn't seem to be enough need or
interest at that time. It doesn't mean we wouldn't look
at providing a service like that in the future. All View 8 pictures of all our inventory online at www.happyrv.comView 8 pictures of all our inventory online at www.happyrv.com
factors need to be taken into consideration first,
starting with the financial costs of operating the bus NEW 2014 OUTBACK 301 DOUBLE Very 2006 TRAVELAIRE
for longer hours and added days. Operational costs Sleeps 10 SLIDE/QUAD BUNK ROOM Aerodynamic GENESIS 29’ DOUBLE
Front Quad Bunk Room,
would go up, as we would need to hire more drivers, Separate Rear Bedroom, SLIDE 5th
the cost of fuel need to be considered. We are a non- Outside Camp Kitchen, 2 Hardwall, Top Canadian Quality,
8’ Fridge, 10 Gal DSI, Heated
Doors, Only 7000 lbs!
profit society and would need an enormous donation $40,920 Tanks & Thermal Windows, 16”
Tires, Boat Hitch, Great Shape!
or sponsor to help make that happen,” said $23,900
Moorehead. BLOWOUT
Current the society has one new bus and an older $36,999!!! ONLY $21,900!!!
unused bus.
2005 PALOMINO
Long Box
Rear
“Many people make the mistake of thinking we are Short or MAVERICK 9’ TRUCK Bathroom 2011 HIDEOUT 26’
affiliated with Parkland Lodge. To clear the air on this CAMPER SLIDE Trlr.
misunderstanding, The Edson Seniors Transportation Hardwall, Electric Jacks, Toilet, Electric Awning, Electric Jack,
Society is not affiliated with the Lodge. The CEO and Shower, Fridge, Outside Island Bed, Horseshoe Dinette,
Shower, Water Heater,
LCD TV, Outside Shower, 12’
the Evergreens Foundation is kind enough to lend us Fantastic Fan, Great Shape, Slide Out, Only 6130 lbs!
Only 2285 lbs!
a room at the lodge to have a set location for our $12,900 $18,900
meetings. Most of the members do live at the lodge ON SALE
but ESTS is their own independent organization that $11,900!!! ON SALE $17,900!!!
stands on its own,” said Moorehead.
Fully
Elections were put forth and voted on at this Island Bed 2012 OUTDOORS RV Winterized 2005 ARCTIC FOX
32’ DOUBLE SLIDE
BACK COUNTRY 22’
meeting. Don Moorehead was nominated and Trlr. 5th
accepted the position as president for another year.
2 Slide Outs, Thermal
Rick Vanderveen will once again be vice president, Air, Mic, DSI, 6’ Fridge, Awning, Windows & Heated Tanks,
15” Tires, Sleeps 6,
Cindy Hardy will continue to volunteer for the only 4350 lbs! Fully Loaded, Great Quality!
Secretary/Treasure position, and the four directors $16,900 $29,900
that were nominated and accepted were Dale ON SALE BLOWOUT
Barembruch, June Mitchell, Sam Block, and Eleanor $15,900!!! $26,900!!!
Dunford.
1-888-782-2678 www.happyrv.com
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