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MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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Tower has historic value

Sometimes sacrifices have to be made My



Remembering heroes ViewPoint
The town has also put aside $200,000 for
The town is positioning its finances to move
Tip forward on the completion of some capital From the the removal of Edson's water tower, pointing by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
of projects in the works, and preparing to tackle Publisher’s Desk to Wetaskiwin's water tower restoration costs
of approximately $1.6 million, and
some new ones. Including council's plans to
Dana McArthur
the Hat discern and move forward on a major capital considering the potential cost of restoration to Alberta organ and tissue
be too great.
project by 2017.
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes Projects in the works include Fifth Avenue In a perfect budget it would be nice to be donation –registry agent launch
upgrades, the meter replacement program, and forward with 'The Parks' subdivision plans, a able to keep this long-time landmark.
The reality is sometimes sacrifices have to
Robin Campbell, MLA getting the west end sewer line project training tower for the Fire Hall, and a be made when prioritizing a community's Rob
sidewinder track for bikes.
West Yellowhead completed.
Some of the new projects planned include The projects are to be funded from a needs. This includes what capital projects are
$1,537,000 to develop the intersection at combination of reserves, debentures, and affordable –and unfortunately –which ones Merrifield
Letter to the Editor: highway 748 and 40 Street in order to move government grants. aren't. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Unpaid leave to
care for seriously Letter to the Editor West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
ill relative
Clean Shave an amazing experience Operation Christmas Child collects 682 boxes for needy Rob



Building Canada Plan
Shaving my hair completely really know? By not wearing the My sincerest appreciation to everyone who Merrifield
off back in January was an Views & News wig everyone saw. At times I felt helped bring joy, hope, and happiness to Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
amazing experience because it by Deanna Mitchener a little uncomfortable and I
opened my eyes and heart to a Rob found myself explaining to the children who may otherwise not receive any
new level of helping and curious why I was bald. Christmas gifts at all. Man in the
supporting those within our Merrifield But soon I found myself feeling Some of the specially marked shoeboxes were
community. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead more comfortable in the way I being sent to the Ukraine for children displaced Red Hat
At first really wondered if I looked. What did it really matter? from their homes because of the war. Letter to the Editor by Craig McArthur
could actually go through with it. I was still the same person. It A special thank you to "Grimshaw Trucking"
Then I thought I'd just buy a wig –which I did. didn't change me in any way other than I no longer who hauled the boxes to Edmonton where they
It seemed hard to do. What would people think? had hair. are then transferred to Calgary.
What about the talk behind your back? The But the response I had from within the To our angels of mercy the Firemen who go to
wondering if she has cancer? What about all the community, and those visiting Edson, made it oh so the schools and ATB to pick up the boxes and
questions and possible judging? worth it. I had a few ladies come up and ask if I had deliver them to Y.K.C.S. and to Sue who helps
I had the solution for all that –my wig! I wouldn't cancer because they did and were wearing a wig. It
have to worry. Just hand in the money from my gave them courage knowing that someone could organize this for us.
sponsors, a fast shave, and slap on the wig. shave their hair off and not have cancer. We really appreciate the Drop-off Sites for Independent seniors’ advocate needed
At times I wondered if I could go through with it. I Helping to raise money was one thing. Knowing their patience and kindness while the boxes are
had people watching and waiting. I even had my you helped someone with cancer feel better about coming in: ATB, The Weekly Anchor and the
own cheering section with me. How could I turn themselves was priceless! Yellowhead Koinonia Christian School. to fix long-term care: Eggen
back? Words cannot explain the warm feeling this whole And last but not least a special thank you to
As I look back on my experience, I am glad I went experience gave me and I want to encourage others my helpers who also picked up boxes and
through with it. to try the 2015 Clean Shave for Cancer challenge packed the cartons ready for shipping. They are
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And I'm even more glad I never putting on that this coming January. Pastor Larry, Brandy, Alison, Marion, and Hope Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
wig. As an added bonus you'll never have to spend for her patience and assistance. by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
The idea is raising money for cancer but it's also to time doing your hair for a few months. Plus you You are all truly a blessing to me and more MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
raise awareness. If I just put my wig on who would won't be short of people wanting to rub your head. importantly to every child who will benefit
Be a part of the event and I know you will come
from your kind acts.
Shoeboxes sent from Edson totalled 682 an
increase from 2013 of 83 Christmas boxes. Our
goal for 2015 is to collect 1000 or more.



Sincerely Lorna Imber
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Local Logistics Coordinator Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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