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"Hello, It's Your Drug Dealer”

That's the title of a hands of kids [but
From the
satirical ringtone Publisher’s Desk allows parents to
about a less than Dana McArthur grow multiple
sincere drug dealer. It plants at home].
ends with a rather
smarmy voice saying, "You know, However, the pot black market
you can always call just to talk... isn't expected to disappear like so
but I mostly want to sell you much smoke with the legalization
drugs." of marijuana in Canada next year.
So, maybe you know a guy, who Simply put, with an estimated $22
knows a guy? Well, Trudeau's billion or more of illegal pot trades
Federal Liberal government wants a year in Canada, the system of 'a
to cut them both out and essentially guy who knows a guy' is obviously
make government your go-to guy. not filled with smarmy dealers. It's
a massive and familiar network that
Let's say that more exactly. won't be easily chased away by
Government wants to be your new government competition. And let's
weedman, your pot supplier, and to face it, adding more unenforceable Letter to the Editor Policy

Riding Update: be blunt [pun intended] —your legislation hasn't deterred it much The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor
sanctioned supplier of marijuana.
in the past either.
Open Letter: This legalization will come as a In the early 20th century it was
relief to some of the 18 or so science that helped determine the All letters are published at the discretion of the editor-
percent of the Canadian population line between legal and illegal drugs. publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity,
who say they use marijuana, but In this brave new world, it's more length and libel. Letters published do not necessarily
reflect the policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All
Misadventures worry about product safety and about the business of social the address and telephone number, which will not be
potential criminal charges.
letters must bear the name of the writer and include
distraction, and it seems,
The plan also touts the elimination government getting in on a 'piece of
of the black market [un-taxable] the action'. published.
and keeping Mary-Jane out of the

Letter to the Editor:
MLA Challenges faced during Niton School Playground upgrades

Eric Rosendahl Jim Eglinski

I'd like to tell you a little story about some hours in the hot sun removing old equipment, just to help to help install equipment and then MP Yellowhead
amazing volunteers and supporters. installing new borders, and spreading many, came back a few days later to do the final
Approximately four years ago we began many loads of sand. (Thanks Michael, Brent, assembly. We had local businesses who
My looking at upgrading the Niton Playground. If Brandy, Tammy, Jocelyn, Miranda and Nixon sponsored sand, equipment, tools, and what
ViewPoint you have never been involved with building a Oilfield for braving those 30 plus they didn't have, they rented for us, all so the
kids could have new playground equipment!
playground, let me tell you; the equipment is
by Adrienne Tait very expensive! Finally the equipment arrived and we had the In all my years of living in this area one of the
We were fortunate to have many, many people opposite situations, winter had hit. Again we things that has always impressed me is how the UCP Leader Kenney promises to repair damage done to rural Alberta
who donated to the project, supported were blessed with more amazing volunteers people in this community rally together when
fundraisers, donated time to work at events, who braved snow and cold winds to get the new needed. To all those people who volunteered media release:
donated items for auction, etc, just to get this equipment in before the ground froze. their time, donated materials, financial support,
project off the ground. On very short notice we had food, equipment, equipment, items — Thanks You! You've made UCP Leader Jason Kenney highlighted over a half-dozen pledges to rural Alberta during his speech, on November 17, to members of the Alberta
This project hit many snags along the way and best of all; people. With only a few days a difference in your community! That is what Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC).
including waiting for grants to be approved, the notice, we had companies who rallied behind makes this such a great community, a “Since being elected to government, the NDP has turned its back on rural Alberta,” said UCP MLA for Livingstone-Macleod Pat Stier. “The imposition of
jump in US exchange rates which increased our our project that sent equipment and manpower. community I've been proud to call my home for the carbon tax, the punitive costs associated with Bill 6, and a complete failure to address skyrocketing rural crime rates are just a few examples of how this
costs, time spent trying to form a joint use (Thanks Cenovus for your wonderful volunteers over 30 years! government has let rural families down. I'm happy to see that our Leader has pledged to work with, rather than against, leaders from Alberta's rural
agreement, and 4- 5 month equipment delays. and Tervita for sponsoring those great extra communities.”
Over the summer we were fortunate to have pieces of playground equipment). Sheila Easson “Strong families and local communities do an infinitely better job than a big, bureaucratic, impersonal state in creating a strong society. That's where
some wonderful volunteers who spent many We had volunteers who took a day off work, municipalities, particularly rural municipalities, come in,” said Kenney.
While the NDP's job-killing policies continue to chase investment out of Alberta's rural communities, Kenney promised to repair the damage done by this
ideological government.
6,020 Audited Published by: 422247 Alberta Ltd. Canadian “We believe that the most powerful way to strengthen rural communities, and the whole province, is through a vibrant economy. That is why our focus is on
The Weekly Anchor 5040 3rd Avenue, Edson, Alberta Media Circulation undoing the damage that has been inflicted on our economy, and reigniting prosperity to renew the Alberta Advantage," concluded Kenney.
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Kenney's pledge to rural Alberta includes:
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OFFICE HOURS: Mon - Thurs 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. - Scrapping the job killing carbon tax as the first act of the next Legislature;
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Local Independent Newspaper Fri.: 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m. Email: Weekly Newspapers - Stopping the current government's expedited, ideological coal shutdown - a policy that will devastate communities, and will massively increase power
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- Scrapping Bill 6, because it represents a huge and unnecessary imposition of costs and red tape on farms that are already struggling;
- Appointment of a Task Force on Rural Crime to carry on work done by our legacy caucuses, and which will include MLAs, rural councillors and reeves,
Member of the and experts in the criminal justice system;
Edson & District - Reforming the AIberta Immigrant Nominee Program to prioritize applications for individuals who are committed to living in rural Alberta; and
- Oppose any effort to claw back municipal revenues through centralized assessment, or to turn into a repeat of the education property tax, with the province
Chamber of downloading costs onto municipalities.
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Apologies on my behalf to the Edson Cycling Association for a
misqoute of projected full cost build of the new Bike Park that is
going in out at Willmore. In the last issue my article incorrectly said
$350,000 when actually it is a $624,000 projected cost for the full
build. Please accept my apologies and I take full blame, not the
Weekly Anchor. Deanna Mitchener
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