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GIFT IDEAS
EDUCATION SHOP LOCAL 'It's time for council to get involved' says Mayor Pasychny $1M

A Guide to IN ACTION! FOR GREAT GIFT by Adrienne Tait “We have not decided on a specific one group pitted against another group.”
careers in OilPatch IDEAS AND project,” said Mayor Greg Pasychny. “But “We do realise our community wants raised
see pages 23-27
Oil & Gas... see page 23-27 SAVINGS... Edson Town council has decided on put we need to move forward.” something. It's time for council to get
The first step will be to decide what the
together a working group to determine which town can afford and then engage the involved. It's time for our council to set some for

direction and be a part of it,” said Payschny.
facility projects the town can afford and
FEATURE: see pages 11-12 which ones should move ahead. community and surrounding area to get input The working group will consist of council
During the council's annual retreat last to see what form the project will take. representatives, members of interested Stollery!
LODGE week, council members discussed plans to However, that project may or may not be one stakeholders, community services, seniors,
SCHOOL TIMES build or upgrade a facility within the town already presented to the public. “This has to and youth. “I want this to be a well-rounded
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Annual Toy Run in support of the Edson Kinette's Christmas Hamper Parkland Council representatives who sit on the working group will not be receiving compensation
Lodge and neither will members of the public.
It has not been determined who or how members of the working group will be determined
Edson’s New just that a cross section of people is desired. “I mean it when I say I want a representative
Director of Community Services see page 8 from the senior's group. I want a young person – I might want two young people.”
The council is hoping for a large amount of public input but will not be relying on surveys
Jim Desautels HAMPERS or mail outs to determine the community response. Instead the group will concentrate its
efforts on open houses, advertising, and public engagement sessions.
Once the working group is established, budget determined, public feedback received,
New Director of Community Service Jim Desautels Kinette regional shareholders consulted, and proper business plan in place the town will then move
Christmas forward with a specific project.
Hampers

see page 11 underway...
see page 9

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a facility –
but which

see page 8 one? photo: Adrienne Tait
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