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by Adrienne Tait of Premier Rachel Notley has been talking From the tax credits, which creates the jobs and drives Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
the economy in the province.
about a job creation tax credit recently, in
the Hat order to help stimulate job growth in Alberta. Publisher’s Desk uncertainty, it's not surprising companies are
And given this sea of economic
At the same time, the provincial government
Dana McArthur
continues to hang the ominous royalty review tightening up. Alberta organ and tissue
If there is to be a serious effort to ease the
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes over the heads of the oil and gas sector, countless small businesses struggle to stay effects of low oil on Alberta jobs, calling off donation –registry agent launch
effectively shutting down capital investment in
the province. afloat. the royalty review and holding off on
Robin Campbell, MLA Adding to this ironic scenario, the NDP is And there's still no budget in sight. dramatic minimum wage increases, would
West Yellowhead pushing ahead with an unprecedented 50% The irony in this situation is it's the oil and be a reasonable starting point.
hike to the provincial minimum wage –while gas sector along with small businesses, not When you're made the captain of a leaky Man in the
boat, you don't start off by punching new Red Hat
holes.
Unpaid leave to by Craig McArthur
care for seriously Get some fresh
ill relative


THE WEEKLY Building Canada Plan air and help support Rob
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Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years our seniors Member of Parliament for Yellowhead

Rob

Merrifield Views & News Letter to the Editor:
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
by Deanna Mitchener
Rob

Merrifield
Let's rally the
Letter to the Editor community for our senior's birthdays, and neighbors. Ask people 2015 Canada Day
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
to buy equipment to
you know to sponsor
seniors and get out a h e l p s u p p o r t a you. Our actions do count
enjoy a little fresh air healthier lifestyle for This year it would be Challenge
and exercise by the residents. nice to see local
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NDP continue to chip Jim Eglinski joining in on the wonderful to see the get our children more K Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
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away at small business MP Yellowhead Walk-A-Thon set for s t r e e t s f u l l o f involved with our by GEORGE VANDERBURG MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
seniors.
supporters out walking
September 19.
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This is a great
with (or for) their
The walk is free, and
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NDP policies have chipped away at small The end of encouraged to join in. support all our local some appreciation for Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years Letter to the Editor:
everything our seniors
P l e d g e s a r e seniors.
business confidence to the point where Not all grandparents have done in the past to
business optimism remains by far the encourages as a
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walk, but many others
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The CFIB report also highlighted the fact
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