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The right time to ask? My MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Remembering heroes ViewPoint
Unpaid leave to by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously The Town of Edson and Yellowhead County to be asking?' Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative councils continue to discuss the need for input With the economy in a slump, local jobs being

from their respective residents regarding what From the cut back or lost, and farmers coming off a dry
programs, services, and especially what facilities Publisher’s Desk year –are the answers to new facility questions Alberta organ and tissue
they would like to see offered in the Edson area. Dana McArthur this year going to be the same answers one or
There are plans discussing a joint review process two years down the road? donation –registry agent launch
and others discussing separate consultations of When 'let's go out' is turning into 'let's save the
Town and County residents as the most valid While it is important to know what both county money'…are questions on new facilities, that
options. and town residents see as priorities, perhaps the may very well raise taxes, the ones that should Rob
It may turn out that the priorities of residents of question needs to be asked –'is this the right time be asked at this time?
Building Canada Plan Edson and residents of Yellowhead County do not Merrifield
conform to one another –they may very well want Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
completely different things. Or maybe as County
Weekly Anchor CAO Jack Ramme said, “We might be pleasantly West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
surprised. The messages might be similar.”
Councillor Jack Williams made a
Mail Subscription recommendation to use the bus routes of County Rob
students into Edson as the usage catchment area
If you would like to receive your Anchor by mail, Tip –which is an excellent idea. It is probable that
please fill out the subscription form below: County students bussed to Edson use Edson Merrifield
1 year subscription: $35.00 (+GST) of facilities and programs, including their parents, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Seniors $30.00 (+GST) the Hat and even younger siblings.
The community engagement process will also
Rob NAME likely include opportunities for feedback on how the NDP invoking closure on Man in the

Merrifield ADDRESS much residents are willing to fund new projects. debate for Bill 6 despite Red Hat

Member of Parliament for Yellowhead POSTAL CODE Wildrose MLAs tabling a
petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
30,000 Albertans who are
Letter to the Editor: against the bill.
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'Solar power crowd practise a regime of fear’
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Box 6870, Edson, Alberta, T7E 1V2 The solar power crowd has to practise a regime of Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey and other third world enacted (eg Bill 6).
or email fear saying that the world for future generations will countries where solar panels are manufactured. I True, we elected the NDP, but on the whole I Independent seniors’ advocate needed
come to an end if we do not convert to their religion highly doubt that the profits from these companies wonder if the people that voted for them thought
THE WEEKLY ANCHOR (solar power). We must stop coal fired power is put into rectifying their pollution problems. this would be the outcome -people totally
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Letter to the Editor Policy 5040 3rd Ave., Edson, Alberta generation. They do not say that the manufacture of Cameras, cell phones, TV's and other electronics are inexperienced in government. They don't seem to
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor. (corner of 51st Street & 3rd Avenue) solar panels is done in countries not the least made in these same countries with some of the same have any idea how business or corporations
All letters are published at the discretion of the editor- concerned about the pollution of water, air, land, or materials but we are not taxed on these through operate and need to hire consultants to make The Weekly Anchor
publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity, length of working conditions. Their theory must be that subsidies. Solar power should be user pay. decisions for them. I thought the idea of Member of the
and libel. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the Edson & District Chamber &
policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must bear the pollution cannot get a Visa and has to stay in the What is the thinking of our government? If these democracy was to listen to the people who Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber
name of the writer and include the address and telephone Views & News homeland. We will triple our energy costs and still panels are so green why do we not make them here? elected them.
number, which will not be published. be dependant on natural gas and the grid. Are they hiding something from us? Apparently the The proposed carbon tax is a double tax as we
by Deanna Mitchener
A Canadian example of trying to go green is "professional" people that run this province have will also be forced to pay tax dollars in subsidies
Ontario. They have closed all coal fired power lost touch with reality. The average citizen cannot for someone else's solar power systems ie:
plants. "Off peak" power comes from nuclear and charge this expense back to a client like a business municipalities and farmers. The taxpayers are on
hydro generating stations while "on peak" demand person could. the hook for this whether or not they agree with
Jim Eglinski Letter to the Editor comes from more expensive natural gas and wind unreasonable deficits in medicine, education, and solar power. Otherwise in order to pull this off
We have already saddled our next generation with
the government must have discovered a new
power generation. They have the highest rates in
North America (see
secret mine - other than the taxpayer.
housing. The government will just hire another
MP Yellowhead wwww.ontarioenergyboard.caoeb/electricityandpric jungle of administrators to oversee solar power Since this government has already passed
es). During peak times the gas fuelled systems kick programs that are not practical or sustainable. green energy legislation, what is to stop them Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
in. Another expense for the next generation to be stuck from passing a law and appointing a committee
This transition is not as easy as starting your car. with. with many administrators that will determine by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
The boilers, piping, super heaters and turbines have Has our government researched solar energy with who has the right to use the "diminishing" fossil MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Conservative to be brought up to operating temperature and experts other than those with a financial interest in fuel for, heaven forbid, a vacation or a just drive
iews Sudden temperature and pressure changes will green bandwagon and will do the research after the Tim Eaton
pressure. This could take a half day or more.
to visit friends or family.
these systems? Or have they just jumped on the
fact as they have done with other bills they have
stress this equipment beyond operating design. The
Guest Column by Clyde Corser
alternative is to leave them running all the time.
What do they do with the electricity generated by
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