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Unpaid leave to by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative We hope you have been enjoying the new look about trying to find where he fits in a messy
and colour of the Weekly Anchor Newspaper. From the world. Using his ingenuity to his utmost, Bob the
We've had a lot of fun (and a lot of challenges) Publisher’s Desk Crayfish does what he can to avoid being on the
creating our new look. Along with our outward Dana McArthur menu. Cheese & Chives Rats simply enjoy living Alberta organ and tissue
look we have revised our editorial policies to in the dump and absolutely avoid that 'w'
focus even more on stories that involve our word….work! donation –registry agent launch
readers, communities and families, along with 'Dennis the Menace' is a lovable, but Award winning creator and cartoonist,
our hard news coverage. mischievous, freckle-faced five-and-a-half year Australian, Gary Clark grew up in suburban
Our Comic page has been well-received and is old boy with a famous blond cowlick . His long- Brisbane near a creek and tannery where he spent Rob
still evolving, but we need your input choosing a suffering parents can only shake their heads, but endless hours playing and exploring. This
Building Canada Plan few more comics. We are developing this new they really do love him very much. Dennis's provided the inspiration for his cartoon strip, Merrifield
page to help parents and caregivers offer a wide-eyed curiosity, his well-meaning attempts 'Swamp' which was first published in 1981.
weekly alternative to video screens by providing to help, his innocent, matter-of-fact bluntness, his Kritter Kids, with its charming array of Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Weekly Anchor some amusing reading that can help promote youthful energy and enthusiastic nature always characters was created by cartoonist and artist West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
early childhood literacy. Sitting and reading
Stephan Kinsey. While it did not reach full
seem to lead to trouble wherever he goes (most
syndication we do have about a year's worth of
with younger children is a great way for families
Mail Subscription to spend some quality time. And for us adults, often at his neighbour Mr. Wilson's expense). this lovable strip, and we hope to inspire the
Dennis the Menace was originally created,
artist to continue.
hey, who doesn't like a good comic.
If you would like to receive your Anchor by mail, Currently, we have four great strips we have written, and illustrated by Hank Ketcham, and We will also be featuring a weekly contest for Rob
made his first appearance in the funny pages on
please fill out the subscription form below: Tip chosen, that are family-friendly and fun, that we March 12, 1951. kids with comic book prizes awarded monthly.
1 year subscription: $35.00 (+GST) would like to introduce in more detail. If you have some ideas (and please ask the kids Merrifield
'Swamp' is about an entire community of
Seniors $30.00 (+GST) of 'Wombania' is a comic strip, created by characters living in the murky world of a swamp. in your life too) about what family-friendly Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
NAME the Hat cartoonist by Peter Marinacci , about an ordinary Of course some characters do stand out from the comics would be fun to see and read each week Conservative
Rob ADDRESS guy raising a mixed family of genetically- crowd, but each has its own unique story. From –send us an email or give us a call, we'd love to the NDP invoking closure on iews Man in the
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Member of Parliament for Yellowhead PHONE Because of their unusual origins, the Wombies For the Flies, it's finding the next cowpat. For the newsprint –creating Alberta jobs! Our newsprint Wildrose MLAs tabling a by Craig McArthur
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are able to observe life and its challenges from a toothless Old Man Croc, it's learning how is made from 100% wood fibre by-products and
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Editor, they raised these taxes and when they enacted and irresponsibility, but we cannot do it without MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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their risky climate plan and carbon tax - but they the support and help of every concerned
Green plans put onus on taxpayer which, with his permission I pass on to West would not listen. Now, taxpayers and consumers Albertan. Letter to the Editor Policy
Today my inbox held a letter from Brian Jean
Sincerely,
are again on the hook for the NDP's
Brian Jean, Wildrose Leader
irresponsible ideology and their failure to
Yellowhead voters. The lawsuit the NDP
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor.
We cannot deny climate change. What is in misses the biggest problem we will face long When the NDP dictates how they want to shut government has filed against its own government conduct proper due diligence. All letters are published at the discretion of the editor-
The instability in our economy is made worse
I would add to Brian's words an invitation to
question is what is causing it. The earth has had cold before the world heats up enough to harm us. We down their chosen industry – coal fired power agencies and several power generators is of vital by the government taking Alberta companies to all West Yellowhead constituents who share our publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity, length
and libel. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the
and warm periods long before man and machinery will be out of drinking water. China has about 10-15 plants – they are taking a socialist approach. concern to all Albertans. Here, with very minor court, which will drive more and more concerns about the NDP's impending carbon tax policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must bear the
appeared. 15,000 years ago Edson was covered with years before they will have polluted all their fresh Instead they should be there to set emission goals editing is Brian's letter: investment out of Alberta, making life that much and the imprudent lawsuit it spawned. Please name of the writer and include the address and telephone
a 1000 foot deep ice sheet. The glaciers we see and salt water. The Middle East has a water shortage. and standards for the industry to meet. The Clyde, harder for everyday Albertans who are already consider joining Wildrose to become part of the number, which will not be published.
today are the remains of this ice sheet. What Closer to home the United States has a serious water decision to shut down would be on the coal plants The NDP government is spending Albertans' struggling. Had the NDP taken a responsible force for positive change in Alberta. Go to
warmed up and melted the ice sheet? Geologists problem now. or industry if they cannot or do not meet the money on a lawsuit against Alberta government common-sense approach from the very start, all wildrose.ca, email westyellerfeller@gmail.com ,
have confirmed there have been at least three ice The NDP are going to perform a magic act I am standards. When dictated flatly to shut down any of this could have been avoided. Albertans are or call 780-809-1395 for more information.
ages in the past. sure. They want to diversify the economy but they industry, the onus is on the taxpayer to make up agencies and Alberta power companies! worried enough as it is paying their own bills, let
That's right. Taxpayers will be paying to
If we get rid of all vehicles and everything that don't know how or to what. Anyone with a hare- the lost revenue and lost capital investments. The launch and defend a lawsuit started by the NDP. alone the bills of an incompetent government. Sincerely,
uses oil, not much would change as far as global brained scheme will be approaching the government taxpayers lose again. Rather than sitting down at the table with these The NDP cannot have a free pass when it Clyde Corser, President Wildrose West
warming is concerned. But our lives would be very for a subsidy. How will any investor put money into For example one of the largest engine Alberta owned power companies to devise a comes to not understanding how Alberta works. Yellowhead Constituency Association
much affected for the worse. For example, we have solar energy or wind power when the return on manufacturers, Caterpillar, has stopped making Cat solution that helps Albertans, the NDP is using We need to continue fighting NDP incompetence
to have clothing. The answer given – to be green – investment is a minus figure. Or are we going to engines for trucks as they cannot meet U.S. the courts to hide their incompetence. To add
is to use wool and cowhides. Sheep and cattle are make sure they make a profit with huge tax subsidies emission standards. This was done with no buyout insult to injury, the NDP is also spending 5,868 Audited Canadian
deemed to be methane emitters, so they have to go. as these systems cannot generate enough revenue to or compensation paid for by the U.S. taxpayer. taxpayer money on advertising this mess, adding The Weekly Anchor Canadian Publication Mail Number - 40014221 Published by: 422247 Alberta Ltd. Media Circulation
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require lubrication for their bearings. I guess we will done their way right now. These changes will happen by claiming that they did not know about the
have to go back to harvesting whales for oil. After but will require investment by the private sector that consequences of tinkering with electricity policy.
all, these are a renewable resource. can see a return on their money. They will not invest We warned the NDP about the problem when Craig & Elaine McArthur Sue Ann Common Cindy Weisser Sonia Roy Dawn Matheson Adrienne Tait Deanna Mitchener
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“Green” people will have to walk to protests as we any great amount just for a warm and fuzzy feeling. Representative Layout Administration
would have no fuel for their jets or lube for their All industries have been getting their acts together.
bicycles. I wonder if these people would take stock Even the Hinton pulp mill seems to have improved
of their lives, take an honest and close look around its image, all of this without the NDP's input. I do
their houses, workplace and surroundings and not know how “green” people are going to maintain
consider all the things they will have to be without if their arts, social programs and expensive lifestyles
we have no oil, or at the moment no viable by shutting down industries. They are going to do
replacement. All groceries are delivered by truck, this and raise wages in a market that is already out of
train or boat as well as jewelry, movies, paintings, world competition.
furniture, solar panels and wind mills to name a few.
Plastic comes from petrochemicals. Without plastics
there will be no trim in electric cars, cameras, TV's,
cell phones, fridges, dishwashers, most small
appliances and tools – the list goes on and on.
All of this jumping on the green bandwagon
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