Page 6 - August 7, 2017
P. 6
Shandy's Dream for a Cure surpasses goal
Lower commodity T THE WEEKLY ANCHOR MONDAY JULY 4, 2016 PAGE 2
prices and tighter
Supporting cancer margins expected PAGE 6 MONDAY AUGUST 7, 2017 THE WEEKLY ANCHOR
survivors with a for local farmers
‘Clean Shave’ T he Weekly ANCHOR


Tower has historic value

Encouraging community volunteerism?

Keeping eeping
Remembering heroes Letter to the Editor Policy K
In Touchouch
Unpaid leave to Kindness and appreciation... these are two certainly must not have been an easy In T
care for seriously primary qualities that help encourage local From the decision, or one that they took lightly. But it Beyond the Blue
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor.
ill relative A new choice... volunteers, who give so generously of their Publisher’s Desk was certainly a decision that put their by Royboy by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
time, to make their community a better place Dana McArthur financial situation and responsibilities first. All letters are published at the discretion of the editor-
to live —a topic we have written a lot about. I recall when I took a turn as president for publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity,
But these two qualities fell on the wayside the non-profit racquet club 4 Walls West, in length and libel. Letters published do not necessarily
Letter to the Editor shortly after the Kinsmen Club of Edson community members and visitors use and Edson. Racketball was in decline and so reflect the policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All
announced that, under the circumstances, enjoy. were the wallyball leagues —and therefore letters must bear the name of the writer and include My
they deemed it necessary to cancel the Before their financial difficulties, the the liquor sales that sustained the club. Well, the address and telephone number, which will not be ViewPoint
Annual Kinsmen Slo Pitch Tournament. Kinsmen were donating $40,000 to $50,000 there comes a point when you have to decide
There is also fears, according Without waiting for facts, rumours and yearly, back into the community. And the whether to pay the power bill or the gas bill, published. by Adrienne Tait
to the Wildrose, that the NDP
Building Canada Plan speculation spread quickly on social Kinsmen Hall has been at the disposal of because there's no money to pay both. This is
may be pulling funding for websites, including many unkind remarks many community groups either free or for the changing reality that non-profits running
self-managed care. Self- that seemed to ignore all the good the such a low fee it wouldn't cover the heat and facilities can face.
managed care allows Kinsmen Club of Edson has done for this lights. It was a beloved tournament for many, and
Tip greater flexibility in community over the years. achievements and their charity to other disappointment is understandable. But, the Views & News West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
The Kinsmen Club of Edson's list of
meeting individual
often harsh environment of social website
Kinsmen Park was founded by these
of needs and certainly generous volunteers. The park has been a organizations and individuals goes back so comments only served to add salt to the by Deanna Mitchener
was of benefit in my
the Hat mother’s care. fixture and a center of activity for kids and many years, even the Kinsmen cannot wounds of a charitable volunteer
quantify it.
families for generations. They also built the
organization, when it's down.
first pool for Edson complete with diving Yes, the Kinsmen immediately took Surely, this is not a very good way to
board and wading pool. responsibility for events that lead up to the encourage the growth of community
And it was the Kinsmen Club that put cancellation of the tournament. And it volunteerism in Edson and area.
Letter to the Editor Policy themselves into debt trying to bring the (See related story front page)
The Weekly Anchor welcomes amazing Spray Park to the community — a Published by: 422247 Alberta Ltd. the NDP invoking closure on Man in the
5,868 Audited
letters to the editor. park that would cost more than a million The Weekly Anchor Canadian Publication Mail Number - 40014221 5040 3rd Avenue, Edson, Alberta Canadian debate for Bill 6 despite
Media Circulation
P.O. Box 6870, T7E 1V2 Red Hat
All letters are published at the discretion of the editor- dollars to build today. It was through their Your SERVING: TOWN OF EDSON & YELLOWHEAD COUNTY FOR 27 YEARS! Telephone: (780) 723-5787 Association Wildrose MLAs tabling a
Weekly Newspapers
OFFICE HOURS: Mon - Thurs 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m.
Fax: (780) 723-5725
publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity, length generosity that this park continues to delight Local Independent Newspaper CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING DEADLINES: Tuesday, Noon Website: Edson & District Chamber Dana McArthur petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
Fri.: 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m.
Member of the
and libel. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the countless children and families in the 30,000 Albertans who are
policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must community, as well as many visitors. against the bill.
bear the name of the writer and include the address and Letter to the Editor They built the incredible Vision Park, one
telephone number, which will not be published. of the world's largest Ball diamond facilities Miranda
Sue Ann
—a facility a considerable number Common Cindy Weisser Sonia Roy L’Hirondelle Mikaela Kuefler Adrienne Tait Deanna Mitchener
Front Desk
Ass’t Mgr.
Sales Representative Graphic/Layout Graphics/Writer Reporter Reporter Reporter
Riding Update: Independent seniors’ advocate needed Robin Campbell, MLA
West Yellowhead
After-Hours to fix long-term care: Eggen Hello again…
by Carlo Klemm
OP/ED Emergency The Weekly Anchor
Member of the
Number From the Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
Edson & District Chamber &
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Fall statement shows federal gov’t borrowing additional $32 billion Clarification Publisher’s Desk MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Dana McArthur
Jim Eglinski Recently there's been a little confusion
about the purpose of the Town of Edson
Riding Update:
MP Yellowhead “after hour emergency” phone number.
The 780-723-6300 number is meant for
emergencies after business hours and
during holidays/weekends.
During normal business hours
residents are asked to use the
Operations Department office number, Mary Appleyard, Jack Morin (4), Yurraj Singh (2), Megan Singh, Devinder Singh (2 months), and Sarah McDonald Rob Conservative
780-723-6461. If there is no answer, all enjoy time at Centennial Park for the Green Shack and Park Play hosted FCSS Family / Parent Link Centre, with Merrifield
please leave a message as the machine leader Sarah McDonald, on August 2. They set up the Green Shack materials for the kids to play with and also have
is checked throughout the day. a craft that the kids can do. “It has been a really great turnout depending on weather. It's been fabulous this year,” Member of Parliament for Yellowhead iews
After hour emergencies include; said Sarah. photo Miranda L'Hirondelle Guest Column by Clyde Corser
stop/yield signs down, unsafe road
conditions, water breaks/no water, or New trails project starting in Edson
sewer backups. th
The emergency number (6300) is Fish and Wildlife will be starting a new trails project On Friday, August 4 , the Hinton Alberta Junior
NOT for general inquires (landfill in Edson this week. Forest Ranger crew are coming to Edson for a
hours/animal pound questions) or to Fish and Wildlife Edson receives numerous phone community service project day. The JFRs have
talk to a staff member. General calls annually regarding wildlife in town. Through created realistic track cut outs and signage, and will Weekly Anchor
inquiries must wait until regular office painting wildlife tracks and placing signage at high be painting tracks, and installing signage. The project
hours. human/wildlife use areas, they hope to increase will run from 9 am to 3 pm. Mail Subscription
While we do have staff on call 7 days awareness of the wildlife that can be encountered on This is a joint venture between the Town of Edson,
a week, this is for emergency situations the trail system, how to avoid conflict with wildlife Alberta Fish and Wildlife and the Alberta Junior If you would like to receive your Anchor by mail,
only. (such as keeping dogs on a leash), and how to stay Forest Ranger project. please fill out the subscription form below:
Thank you for understanding. safe when walking trails. 1 year subscription: $35.00 (+GST)
Seniors $30.00 (+GST)




RETURN TO: The Weekly Anchor,

Box 6870, Edson, Alberta, T7E 1V2
or email
Ph: (780) 723-5787 Email:
5040 3rd Ave., Edson, Alberta
(corner of 51st Street & 3rd Avenue)
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11