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Santa makes time for a special needs visit


by Deanna Mitchener turn. With a wide moment on camera. charge. There will be
range of individuals with This is Crystal's fourth face painting for both
Crystal Metzger physical or mental year doing this type kids and adults to get into
coordinator, with the disabilities within the event for families with the spirit of things, again
Special Needs Support community, this is a time special needs. at no cost.
group is once again of year all kids (at heart) T h e e v e n t i s Additionally this year
hosting a free Santa visit. love that interaction with happening on December there will be cookies and
This event is focusing Santa and that special 14. Due to limited time ornaments to decorate
on allowing families magical moment. and space you need to and goodie bags to take
with any age child or Because of these c a l l a n d m a k e home.
adult with special needs situations some children arrangements with A lot of things will be Generous donation
that could use a little do not get that same Crystal at 780-723- happening to help those
extra time to have a visit o p p o r t u n i t y t o 3761. Book early as with special needs get in from Bonavista Energy
with Santa. experience those same these spaces fill up fast. the Christmas spirit. and employees
Due to disability some kinds of moments. Nor Besides being able to Please remember to call
may have sensory issues do the parents get that visit with Santa, there for more details on time EARS President,
and find standing in lines rare opportunity to see will be a professional and place, as it is not Ryan Pozobut

very hard to do when it their child's face light up photographer capturing open for drop in, but and Vice
comes to waiting their or to capture that those memories at no oth appointments only. President, Linda
Smith, were very Weekly Anchor Copy Depot
happy to receive
Alberta Treasury and Finance released second quarter fiscal update a generous PASSPORT PHOTOS
Despite oil drop Alberta still outpacing nation donation from & MORE
the Bonavista
Energy Digital passport system photos will be ready in 5
by Adrienne Tait inflationary pressures and Canada in the coming effect through many employees, minutes while you wait!
expected to ease due to the months. sectors both corporate and presented by
On November 26 the decrease in energy prices, Press secretary to the private. Field Operator
Alberta Treasury and the forecast for consumer Minister of Finance Kevin Zahara said, “We are Robin Neilson.
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Finance department prices is expected to grow Zahara said, “We've been fortunate that Forestry They raised i
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released its second quarter in 2015 by 2.1%. clear that this is not and other sectors are $3210.00 from their annual golf tournament. In i
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economic results report. that spending on non- Alberta and we will be slowdown in the energy a second cheque for $3210.00 for a grand total of Licence
Not surprisingly, the residential buildings is up fiscally prudent moving sector would impact the $6420.00! i
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