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SHOP LOCAL No tax increase in County’s 2015 interim budget

GIFT IDEAS FOR GREAT Councillor Russell voices concerns with potential $8M debt and $21M from reserves $1M
HRH OPENING NIGHT A Guide to GIFT IDEA by Adrienne Tait support the move for two main reasons. “After factoring in any provincial or federal raised

The first involved the Evergreens grants to these projects, the Yellowhead
GRINCHY FUN careers in OilPatch SAVINGS... being called for in 2015 but the interim budget Foundation's expansion plans. Calling the County will be obligated to pay just under for
There are no County tax increases currently
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Oil & Gas...
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to know how much, if any, grants may be
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$21 million to be taken out of the reserves.
Councillor Russell told council he could not needed” councillor Russell said it would have forthcoming from higher levels of Stollery!
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Annual Toy Run in support of the Edson Kinette's Christmas Hamper
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Over 30 floats participated in Edson's Santa Claus Parade Dec. 4. Wendy Holuboch, executive director with the Edson Chamber said, "It was a great parade, amazing
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Local Emergency Response personnel took some time to enjoy the Sidewalk Jamboree by riding the carousel on Thursday evening.
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