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Letter to the Editor: Getting our fair share MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Remembering heroes ViewPoint
Unpaid leave to by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
Getting our fair
care for seriously share going to help Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative After five months From the Albertans.”
Odd phrasing 'money
and $3 million in Publisher’s Desk grab' for what they
Dana McArthur
costs the royalty claimed was a review Alberta organ and tissue
process. It's no
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes review panel came wonder industry was nervous, and donation –registry agent launch
out with the not so surprising statement,
Alberta is receiving its “fair share” of opponents are now jumping on the 'I told
royalties. you so' band wagon. Rob
After years of accusations by the NDP However, it is never easy to admit you
Building Canada Plan that Alberta's resources were being given are wrong, particularly, it seems, in Merrifield
away at "fire sale" prices by the PC politics. So we tip our hat this week to Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
government in bed with 'Big Oil', the Notley's government for avoiding the
Weekly Anchor NDP have been slapped with the reality financial cliff they were careening West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
–they were wrong.
toward, with us in the back seat.
Mail Subscription And therein lies the problem –those But not everyone is completely happy Rob
meddlesome facts. When a party is
with the status quo. The Canadian
If you would like to receive your Anchor by mail, Tip prepared to put its political agenda and Association of Oilwell Drilling
ideology ahead of the facts and the public
please fill out the subscription form below: good –this is the result. Contractors says it falls short of their Merrifield
1 year subscription: $35.00 (+GST) of recommendation to reduce rates to Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Seniors $30.00 (+GST) the Hat The ill-timed review spread uncertainty promote drilling activity and offset the
across the industry that resulted in tens of
higher provincial taxes.
Rob NAME thousands of jobs being lost across the Let's hope this marks the point where the the NDP invoking closure on Man in the
Merrifield ADDRESS province, and further tanked capital NDP get serious about encouraging debate for Bill 6 despite Red Hat
investment in Alberta and we can move
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead POSTAL CODE In her statement Premier Notley said, on with the major Canadian pipeline Wildrose MLAs tabling a by Craig McArthur
petition signed by over
“This is not the time to reach out and proposals that would give producers
PHONE 30,000 Albertans who are
make a big money grab ...that is just not access to global markets. against the bill.
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THE WEEKLY ANCHOR how this does not conflict?’ Hon. Oneil Carlier while financing their Epiphany will be
Ph: (780) 723-5787 Email: MLA, Whitecourt education. travelling throughout to fix long-term care: Eggen
Letter to the Editor Policy 5040 3rd Ave., Edson, Alberta -Ste. Anne I have heard from a the constituency over
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor. (corner of 51st Street & 3rd Avenue) the next several weeks
All letters are published at the discretion of the editor- I really do not understand why some town people are set against In November, our number of constituents The Weekly Anchor
publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity, length competition. Competition is good, it offers a variety of merchandise government was proud who have benefited from to speak with small Member of the
and libel. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the to reinstate and expand this program when they business owners about Edson & District Chamber &
policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must bear the not found in other stores, it also is incentive to give good service. the Student Temporary were students, allowing the program. We hope Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber
name of the writer and include the address and telephone Views & News This town lost many stores and should welcome new endeavors. them to get their 'foot in to see you soon!
number, which will not be published. Employment Program
by Deanna Mitchener The “Take It or Leave It” is a different concept and a good idea of (STEP) after being cut the door' on their first We welcome all
recycling at the same time less garbage, always helping those who three years ago. career positions. Our employers throughout
cannot always purchase store items. This program will government knows that our constituency to get
As for the “Bargain Boutique”, they in fact consult with the “Thrift support more than 3000 the future of our in touch with our office
Shop.” This means that more revenues will be distributed to Alberta students and province is held by the to find out more about
organizations in need. numerous employers hands of our youth, how they can be part of
the program. Our office
Letter to the Editor Many towns offer many more shops and a large variety of sale items, t h i s s u m m e r b y which is why we want to and staff are happy to
ensure they are afforded
accepted by their population and thriving. subsidizing the wages of the best opportunities provide information
Why not here? Edsonites should willingly welcome varied diversity student hires. This is an possible. and print off STEP K
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in businesses. excellent opportunity for This is the first time packages for anyone
small employers in our
I would like in turn to acknowledge the fact that Edson offers many rural communities to get that STEP will be interested. For more by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
very good services and I am proud to belong. the help they need available to small i n f o r m a t i o n a n d MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Conservative PAULINE KNETEMAN during the busy summer businesses in Alberta. applications, you can
iews Edson months, and for our expansion for our rural
v i s i t
a l s o
This is a very important
students to get important
to learn more.
communities where
professional experience
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