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MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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Tower has historic value

Recycling water reduces environmental footprint My



Remembering heroes broken new ground in environmental To top it off, by selling the treated ViewPoint

From the
Tip Publisher’s Desk responsibility with the support of Alberta wastewater, the town has generated an by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
additional $140,000 in revenues this year
Environment, and other municipalities are
of Dana McArthur catching on to the idea. –well done! (see page 27)
the Hat Alberta organ and tissue
The Edson wastewater fill station is ready to
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes sell treated wastewater for oilfield, commercial, donation –registry agent launch
or agricultural use.
Robin Campbell, MLA Treating and testing Edson's wells to maintain Rob
West Yellowhead healthy drinking water quality is costly and
Edson's wells are not a bottomless resource for
a growing town. Merrifield
With only about three percent of the earth's
Letter to the Editor: water potable and fresh water supplies falling Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Unpaid leave to
care for seriously and demand rising in many areas, the potential West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
ill relative resource of wastewater is being widely
Clean Shave an amazing experience recognized across the globe. Rob
On average Canadians use only 10% of

Building Canada Plan drinkable water for actually drinking and
cooking. The rest gets sent down the toilet or
Shaving my hair completely really know? By not wearing the Merrifield
off back in January was an Views & News wig everyone saw. At times I felt Letter to the Editor drain. So the growing use of recycled Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
amazing experience because it by Deanna Mitchener a little uncomfortable and I wastewater for industrial or agricultural is a
opened my eyes and heart to a Rob found myself explaining to the good way to conserve freshwater resources.
new level of helping and curious why I was bald. Re-using water also helps protect sensitive Man in the
supporting those within our Merrifield But soon I found myself feeling ecosystems where wildlife, fish, and plants are
community. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead more comfortable in the way I left vulnerable when water is diverted for other Red Hat
At first really wondered if I looked. What did it really matter? needs. It also cuts back on the amount of treated Letter to the Editor by Craig McArthur
could actually go through with it. I was still the same person. It wastewater discharged into the local river.
Then I thought I'd just buy a wig –which I did. didn't change me in any way other than I no longer The town should be commended for taking up
It seemed hard to do. What would people think? had hair. this initiative and making it a reality. It has
What about the talk behind your back? The But the response I had from within the The town of Edson treated wastewater truck fill stations. Photo Dana McArthur
wondering if she has cancer? What about all the community, and those visiting Edson, made it oh so
questions and possible judging? worth it. I had a few ladies come up and ask if I had
I had the solution for all that –my wig! I wouldn't cancer because they did and were wearing a wig. It Private members bill proposes six storey wood construction
have to worry. Just hand in the money from my gave them courage knowing that someone could
sponsors, a fast shave, and slap on the wig. shave their hair off and not have cancer. Independent seniors’ advocate needed
At times I wondered if I could go through with it. I Helping to raise money was one thing. Knowing th
had people watching and waiting. I even had my you helped someone with cancer feel better about On December 8 my private members bill, Bill Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch A number of jurisdictions are adopting six-
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own cheering section with me. How could I turn themselves was priceless! 203 the Safety Codes (Sustainable Structures) storey wood construction, including British to fix long-term care: Eggen
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
back? Words cannot explain the warm feeling this whole Amendment Act, 2014, passed through second by GEORGE VANDERBURG Columbia, where it's already part of the
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
As I look back on my experience, I am glad I went experience gave me and I want to encourage others reading in the legislature. If passed the bill building code, and Ontario, where it will be
through with it. to try the 2015 Clean Shave for Cancer challenge would amend the Safety Codes Act, under which allowed by January of next year.
And I'm even more glad I never putting on that this coming January. choices when it comes to housing in
wig. As an added bonus you'll never have to spend the Building Code Regulation (117/2007) is Alberta. Today we are facing many challenges Bill 203 will ensure a commitment to safe,
The idea is raising money for cancer but it's also to time doing your hair for a few months. Plus you made, to allow buildings of wood construction to as our population continues to increase. This sound and affordable infrastructure
raise awareness. If I just put my wig on who would won't be short of people wanting to rub your head. be built to a maximum of six storeys or 18 m. means that infrastructure is a key priority to development and will contribute to the growth
Be a part of the event and I know you will come The intent of this Bill is to adopt in its entirety and prosperity of municipalities and
the code proposals for six storey wood ensure that we are meeting the needs of communities across Alberta.
construction, as proposed in the 2015 edition of Albertans now and into the future. These For more information on this news story,
the National Building Code. legislative amendments would give Albertans please visit my website at
Code proposals include mandatory provisions access to increased choices as they relate to safe vanderburg.mypcmla.ca. If you would like to
for sprinkler systems, fire protection materials building construction. discuss this, or any other provincial matter,
and the standard life safety features for buildings There is extensive national research that shows please contact me toll free 1-800-786-7136,
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Consumers should have access to a variety of safely. @MLAVanderBurg.
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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