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Letter to the Editor: The power of kindness MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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Remembering heroes ViewPoint
Unpaid leave to by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
I had the privilege
care for seriously to know a learned impatience, and even Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative polish professor From the extraordinary cruelty
seems to abound.
who once spoke on Publisher’s Desk As a species we are
the topic of Dana McArthur capable of so much Alberta organ and tissue
kindness. more caring, loving,
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes As an older man and concern. Not only for family and donation –registry agent launch
he lived in Poland most of his life; a close friends but also for people we do
country that has seen more than its share not even know.
of adversity and cruelty. This is why Random Acts of Kindness Rob
During his talk he asked if anyone had are essential; they liberate us from 'I' and
Building Canada Plan ever stopped to think about the English put the emphasis on others. Merrifield

first-person pronoun, I. It doesn't have to cost a cent. True Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Why do we capitalize it? He could not kindness is offered without expectation,
Weekly Anchor really find a satisfactory answer. In fact with no need to be repaid in any form. It West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
capitalizing 'I' is unusual –English is the
is unconditional, unattached, and free.
Mail Subscription only language that does it. for February 14 to the 20 . Bully Free Rob
Random Acts of Kindness Week is set
He made his point very well. Why do
th
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Seniors $30.00 (+GST) the Hat importance on the word 'we' unless it's at kindness.
It will leave you and the recipients
Rob NAME the beginning of a sentence like this one. feeling good about the world -and that is the NDP invoking closure on Man in the
Perhaps it is the importance we give to
Merrifield ADDRESS 'I' that often makes it seem like there is the power and gift of kindness. debate for Bill 6 despite Red Hat
Please post any acts of kindness you
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead POSTAL CODE such a lack of tangible kindness in the receive on our Facebook page or email Wildrose MLAs tabling a by Craig McArthur
world.
petition signed by over
Being cut off in traffic, in shopping 30,000 Albertans who are
PHONE them to us. Sharing these stories will help
lines, rudeness, selfishness and spread the kind act to others. Also see page 20 for Letter to the Editor against the bill.
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