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SPECIAL Town moves
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Rec Complex...
EDITION FEATURE:

Letters to Santa, see page 4
Greetings & More! ENERGY

Rotary Kicks EDUCATION COUNTY
Free bowling WELLNESS into IN ACTION! Wildwood



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...equals smiles! P.C. PARTY see pages 12-13





FIRE DEPT.

Young entrepreneurs Ruby and Olive DeLeeuw were selling homemade cereal necklaces for $1 and three for $2 during
the Edson Airport Tailgate Sale on August 18 (SEE STORY AND PICTURES PAGE 21). photo Dawn Olsvik
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Youth Interagency launches Fire Tiffin area booster station repairs cancelled
Cadet Program...
survival skills day... see page 8 Town moves ahead with inline pumps for affected homes in the area


by Dana McArthur
and Sue Ann Common Tiffin was not experiencing a to service both the GTP and the spending over $400,000 in an
lower water pressure than the north-east part of Edson. The area where we may be looking at
COMMENT average in town. The minimum cost of a new pump station was a different system in a few
Tip of the Hat: The Tiffin area booster station goal is to achieve 40 psi. roughly estimated at $3 million. years."
repairs were back on the table at Solomon said, "This bid is very "Is putting this money into this Mayor Zahara agreed inline
Town Council during their high as far as I am concerned and current one a waste of money if pumps were worth looking at.
46th Annual August 21 meeting. The Town if we push this to a later date and we should be looking at one on "How long would it take us to
sent out a request for bids on the have another round of bidding I the Grande Prairie Trail?" asked install these if residents wanted
Seniors project which was expected to think we can still get a good Wilkinson. Solomon responded, them?" Solomon replied, "We
continued pg 11 Walkathon... cost approximately $250,000. price. Alternatively we can "The Tiffin station does not have will need to do a closer test of
Only one bid was received install an inline booster system the capacity to go as far as the each home to see who needs it
from Schendel Mechanical and the affected areas would get a Grande Prairie Trail. The repair and then we need to engage a
see page 5 Contracting for $497,000.00 + higher pressure." was to bring the Tiffin station contractor to give a time line to
GST —twice the amount of the Councillor Janet Wilkinson, back where it was but the install it." Mayor Zahara
engineering department's asked, "If and when we service numbers [costs] are quite high." expressed his desire that this
REAL ESTATE estimate. the people of the Grande Prairie Solomon explained that adding moves ahead quickly, as affected
The Tiffin area was getting a Trail will this have anything to do inline pump systems to the residents have been very patient.
higher pressure but since the with this pump station?" affected homes would cost about Solomon responded, "I think this
shutdown of the nearby pump Solomon explained that the $1,500 each and that the systems will be quick, I do not think this
station due to a leak, the areas of Tiffin station was constructed in would then be owned by the will take a lot of time."
Tiffin and Wilshire Estates have 1985 to serve mainly the north- resident who would be The inline pumps would no
Edson and Area’s been experiencing lower east parts of town and these areas responsible for repairs and longer be needed if a new pump
Best Source for pressure since August of 2017. had not developed at the servicing. "The operating cost station was built closer to the
Real Estate Residents have been voicing projected intensity. Therefore, for these systems it not very Grande Prairie Trail.
Look inside to see complaints to councillors to the station has never been in use much," explained Solomon. Council defeated the motion to
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and agents in our area. address the issue. to the extent required for over 30 Councillor Trevor Bevan said, re-tender the Tiffin station
During a previous Council years. When it comes time to "I'd like to see how many repairs and voted in favour of
meeting in May this year, service the Grande Prairie Trail residences are affected and if it moving ahead with inline pumps
EDSON Director of Engineering Dawit area a new station closer to that amounts to a $20,000 or $30,000 at affected residences.
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