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A small but powerful holiday reminder


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of The holiday season has Publisher’s Desk have a seasonal boundary. Red Ribbons Alberta organ and tissue Rob Merrifield
From the
displayed throughout the year show a
arrived and Christmas and
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
commitment to keeping everyone safe.
New Year are just around
the Hat the corner. Social Dana McArthur available and we will be distributing them donation –registry agent launch
We have several thousand Red Ribbons
calendars are filling up
Which road to choose? Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes with parties and get- dangers of drinking and driving. throughout the community for those wishing
The goal is to help remind people of the
togethers.
to take part. Stop in at our office and pick
In conjunction with our
one up.
Display the Red Ribbons on your vehicle's
Robin Campbell, MLA 'Don't Drink and Drive' antenna, a key chain, a backpack …or be They are a small symbol with a powerful
West Yellowhead section and the supporting creative. It is a sobering reminder to those that message, that deaths and injuries from
businesses, the Weekly see it, that drinking and driving comes at too impaired driving can be prevented. Man in the
Anchor has arranged to be high a price.
a distribution point in Edson and area for While the campaign traditionally runs over Red Hat
Unpaid leave to MADD's Red Ribbon Campaign (Mothers the holidays, drinking by Craig McArthur
care for seriously against Drunk Driving). and driving does not Letter to the Editor
ill relative


Building Canada Plan Letter to the Editor ‘Set the record straight...’ Rob
Merrifield
MLA seeks input on Alberta's Dear Editor, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead

Last week the Hinton Parklander and Edson Leader ran an editorial entitled,
“More bonehead comments from a politician” that scathingly criticised
Rob Climate Leadership Plan selected portions of Rob Merrifield's keynote speech at the recent Wildrose
West Yellowhead Constituency Association's AGM. Not only were the
Merrifield phrases that so infuriated the editor quoted out of context, but they were
misquoted.The editor falsely accused Rob of believing and asserting at our
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead Dear editor, or coal-fired electricity some closures in advance AGM that only conservative people should be elected to public office. He
In the past week, our
of the existing federal end
p l a n t s . W e a l s o
goes on to suggest Rob is “pompous with some bitterness sprinkled on top”,
Views & News government announced understand there has date. However, as your elitist, makes boneheaded comments, and is a hypocritical, bitter, sore loser. Rob
A l b e r t a ' s C l i m a t e
MLA, I know that our
been increasing pressure
by Deanna Mitchener Leadership Plan. Based on our livelihoods, as the provincial government is Perhaps the editor's disillusioned comment that “political parties have run Merrifield
their course and need to be disbanded” provides a glimpse of the true
Letter to the Editor Policy on the advice of the health effects of coal committed to work with
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor by email, e n e r g y i n d u s t r y , motivation for his venomous rant. In any event, I would like to set the record 2015 Canada Day
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
fax, post or delivery. emissions become more employees, communities straight with some background and the full text of that portion of Rob's speech
All letters are published at the discretion of the editor who scientists and Albertans widely known and as and businesses who rely that was so savagely editorialized. Our actions do count
reserves the right to edit for clarity, length, taste, and libel. from every walk of life, coal-fired operations on coal to make the
Letters published are strictly the writer’s opinion and do not the plan will strengthen In view of the recent electoral upsets of conservative governments both Challenge
reflect the policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must close in Alberta and transition work in a way provincially and federally, we invited Rob to speak on “the future of THE WEEKLY
bear the name of the writer and include the address and our economy, protect our beyond our borders. The that supports families. conservatism in Alberta” – we thought a timely topic. Rob's full speech is
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telephone number for verification. Address and telephone Letter to the Editor: health and make Alberta a federal government has As Premier Notley has posted on the Weekly Anchor's facebook page and is well worth viewing. He Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch ANCHOR
number will not be published. Jim Eglinski leader on responsible already set an end date for said, we will be providing strongly encourages conservatives to become involved in leadership in their K by GEORGE VANDERBURG Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
move Alberta away from
MP Yellowhead energy. The plan will all coal plants in our appropriate adjustment own communities. Rob said, “It is important to protect social values. It is by GEORGE VANDERBURG MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
programs to help us all
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
province. In fact 12 of
important to protect conservatism. Why? Because our future generations
coal emissions and
depend on it. Future generations depend on what the people in this room are
move forward as we set
towards cleaner power, the 18 remaining Alberta on a new path. The doing. You can contribute, not by necessarily running for federal office or
coal plants are scheduled
The end of reduce pollution by to close under the federal Premier has asked me to provincial office, but you can contribute by being a leader in your own home
pricing it, limit oil sands
town, your own community. You realize we should have conservative people
help her figure out what
regulation prior to the
emissions, make Alberta
on every school board, on every health board, on every municipal government
will work best for our
2030 target in the
a local icon a leader in energy provincial government's communities as we move organization or board they have opportunity to be on. Every place you see Letter to the Editor Policy
opportunity for leadership in your community there should be conservative
efficiency, and cut high-
f o r w a r d w i t h t h i s
plan. In our constituency,
people, and it's got to be a groundswell … What I am [saying] is that you
p o l l u t i n g m e t h a n e
transition. I want to hear
we have Maxim Power; it
emissions.
email, fax, post or delivery.
have a country that has allowed democracy to give us that opportunity”.
A s t h e P r e m i e r is scheduled for federally from you on how to make have to stand up and defend your principles in the public square. And we The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor by
this work best for your
mandated closure in
promised, the carbon 2019. family and community Rob did not say that “only conservative people should be leading our All letters are published at the discretion of the editor who
reserves the right to edit for clarity, length, taste, and
price will be revenue The Climate Leadership and I look forward to you municipal councils, school boards and health boards”; he didn't even imply it. libel. Writers are normally limited to one published letter
neutral. Every single Plan will result in plants sharing your ideas with He did, however strongly recommend that local conservatives should consider per month. Rebuttals are normally limited to one
response. Letters published are strictly the writer’s
dollar collected will be having to either find a me and our provincial serving their communities in these and other ways by running for office. So opinion and do not reflect the policies or beliefs of this
invested right here in technological solution in government. should local liberals, and local libertarians, and local socialists. Let the voters newspaper. All letters must bear the name of the writer
Alberta. We will invest to the next 15 years to decide who represents them best. That is the essence of democracy which, as and include the address and telephone number for
create jobs building new eliminate their emissions Sincerely, Winston Churchill so aptly observed, “is the worst form of government, verification. Address and telephone number will
green infrastructure, or face closure in 2030. It Eric Rosendahl except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” not be published.
build renewable energy may be that some of the MLA for Sincerely,
My projects, or to make plan's elements will see West Yellowhead Clyde Corser,
homes and businesses
ViewPoint more energy efficient to President Wildrose West Yellowhead Constituency Association
by Adrienne Tait help Albertans cut their
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