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County declines support for Tour of Alberta

Now up to Edson and Hinton councils to determine if event goes ahead

by Adrienne Tait communities. efforts being made to promote Whitecourt as the
County administration had put forth a snowmobile capital and the river boat tours and said in
In a split decision county council voted four to three recommendation to divide funding equally between comparison Yellowhead County has not done a lot. “I
to decline participation in the requests to partner with the three municipalities. Had the county believed the highly doubt we would get back dollar for dollar but it
the towns of Hinton and Edson to fund the sites as host event would provide positive tourism exposure, each is great recognition on a world stage.”
communities for the Tour of Alberta cycle race. municipality would have been responsible for It will now be up to the Town of Hinton and Town of
The Tour of Alberta had presented to all three contributing $83,334. Edson councils to determine whether or not to front the
councils suggesting the cycling tour could travel Councillor Cherniawsky said that despite what she funds needed to be a host community.
through the county and stop at Hinton as a finish might chose to support personally she could not
location as well as use Edson as a starting community. support the request when using tax payers money.
The model used would require Hinton to provide Councillors Russell and Giezen also spoke in
$150,000 and Edson $100,000 for the privilege of opposition.
hosting the start and finish celebrations. Along with Mayor Soroka was in favour of the three way split
hosting cyclists, support crews, and media the Tour and said, “I know communities that say we are not
would provide promotional coverage for the doing enough to promote the area.” He also spoke to

The staff from McLeod River Primary Care Network took people on a tour of their new facility
November 19 during their grand opening at their new location.
Jeannie Stuckey, with the Care Network, said, “We had everyone signing our guest book and
comments were very positive. The new space allows staff to better assist patients.
(Back row) Gaggie Gibbons, Stephanie McInnes, Morris and Jean Ennis, Andrea Rushfeldt. (Front
row) Jeannie Stuckey, Pavan Sonpar-Pahwa, Lana Schuweiler, Cherise Fron, and Emilie Booth.
Photo Deanna Mitchener
December 4
December 4

Marshalling and judging at Parkland/Pinegrove
parking lot at 5pm, parade starts at 6pm.

FREE hot chocolate at the Scotia Bank on Main Street
FREE hot chocolate at the Scotia Bank on Main Street
ATB will be giving out FREE chili from 6-7pm at the branch on Main Street
ATB will be giving out FREE chili from 6-7pm at the branch on Main Street
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