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by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Access to clean drinkable tap water and consensus that the majority of residents
sewer would be considered by most Albertans From the found the proposal too costly. The idea of a
to be a basic necessity of modern life. Publisher’s Desk low pressure sewer system was brought Alberta organ and tissue
The hamlet of Marlboro, established in 1913 Dana McArthur forward and appealed to many at the
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes as a result of the development of a marl mine, meeting. donation –registry agent launch
was once was home to nearly 2000 people. It is This has been an ongoing situation for many Flash forward to 2015 and Marlboro's
Robin Campbell, MLA currently home to an estimated 200 residents. years in the hamlet, located only 15 minutes water issues are back in discussions at Rob
County.
Although Marlboro has a potable water
West Yellowhead treatment plant and bulk/bucket filling stations from Edson, and has been on the County's There is no doubt a lot of thought and
for residents, it does not provide drinking radar for nearly 20 years. effort has already gone into finding a Merrifield Man in the
Back in 2008 County costed out the
Tip water distribution to homes. complete water and sewer project and updated solution. And it will certainly take some Member of Parliament for Yellowhead Red Hat
creative problem solving to come up with an
Unpaid leave to It also does not have sewer service collection the figures again in 2013 with an estimated by Craig McArthur
THE WEEKLY care for seriously of to individual residences but relies on septic total of $14 million. affordable option for residents of the hamlet.
ANCHOR ill relative the Hat systems and fields for sewer. With the 50/50 cost sharing proposed at the sewer is not a luxury –it is an essential
But access to clean drinkable tap water and

Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years time, an approximate cost to property owners standard of living.
Building Canada Plan of $1,600 per year for 20 years plus monthly And without public water and sewer there Rob
utility fees was put forward in a letter to
residents. is little viability for the future development Merrifield
Views & News During a subsequent public meeting it was a and growth of the community. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead

by Deanna Mitchener
Rob

Merrifield Letter to the Editor:
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead Help offer Parents get Child Care payments

hope for a cure first installment
Letter to the Editor: 2015 Canada Day

Edson is a strong community and when we EDSON: Jim Eglinski, About 3.8 million families
Letter to the Editor stand together we are even stronger. Member of Parliament for Jim Eglinski will benefit from the boosted Our actions do count
The Edson Run of Hope is scheduled to take UCCB—double the number Challenge
place on Sunday, October 4. This will be the Yellowhead, reminded parents of families that previously
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14th year having the run in Edson. of the first installment of the MP Yellowhead qualified. While the majority Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
Cancer affects our family, our friends, and Universal Child Care Benefit of families in Canada are Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
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by GEORGE VANDERBURG
our neighbours …it affects our whole (UCCB). The newly increased waking up to this welcomed boost to their bank by GEORGE VANDERBURG by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
community. child care benefit pays almost $2,000 every year for accounts, an estimated 200,000 families may have MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne THE WEEKLY
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
In 2015 an estimated 5,000 Canadian each child under 6 and $720 for each child aged 6 missed out because they did not apply. Families that ANCHOR
women and 60 Canadian men will die of through 17. With a retroactive payment from January are not currently receiving the UCCB, that have never Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years
The end of breast cancer. 1, 2015, our Government transferred almost $3 billion received the UCCB, or that have never applied for the Letter to the Editor:
Last year the Edson Run of Hope raised a
Canada Child Tax Benefit and have children under 18
to 3.8 million families —the largest single-day direct
$48,748.95. Let's join together and surpass
in their care are encouraged to go to
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Mark your calendar and start planning for
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