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MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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Preventable injuries a significant amount of STARS work


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Remembering heroes A significant number of STARS air ambulance From the exceptional level of care they do. ViewPoint
Learning to take safety precautions not only
Tip missions fall into two categories –preventable Publisher’s Desk saves lives, it helps free-up lifesaving by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
–and those where the severity could be reduced
of if proper precautions were taken. Dana McArthur resources when mere minutes can mean the
Injuries are the leading cause of death for
difference between death and the preservation
the Hat Canadians less than 45 years old, and kill more terrain vehicle accidents. of life. Alberta organ and tissue
AHS has a Smart Risk program that
With STARS air ambulance 94% of the
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes children under age 19 than all childhood population of Alberta is within range of air emphasizes looking first, wearing the right donation –registry agent launch
diseases combined.
14,000 Canadians die each year as a result of ambulance helicopters and thus, within an hour's gear, getting trained, buckling up, and driving
Robin Campbell, MLA preventable injuries including automobile, reach of Level 1 trauma centres it is a daunting sober –it's worth checking out. It's good Rob
West Yellowhead boating, motorcycle, snowmobiles, and all- amount of area to cover and provide the advice that can save lives. (see page 19)
Merrifield
Letter to the Editor: Member of Parliament for Yellowhead

Unpaid leave to
care for seriously Acts of kindness will forever change lives of Ethiopian citizens West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
ill relative Editor, The Anchor
Clean Shave an amazing experience Rob

In 2015, the residents of Edson and area donated $3,565 to the ANSO Gift Card program. Your acts of kindness will forever change the lives of Ethiopian citizens.
Building Canada Plan Thank you to all for your generosity!
Shaving my hair completely really know? By not wearing the The ANSO Gift Card program provides families and individuals in Ethiopia with animal stocking, medical kits, business loans, and education opportunities. 100 Merrifield
off back in January was an Views & News wig everyone saw. At times I felt per cent of the donations go to those in need and will make a world of difference to them. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
amazing experience because it by Deanna Mitchener a little uncomfortable and I Thank you for your support
opened my eyes and heart to a Rob found myself explaining to the
new level of helping and curious why I was bald. DIANNE PEDE, Edson, AB Man in the
supporting those within our Merrifield But soon I found myself feeling
community. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead more comfortable in the way I Red Hat
At first really wondered if I looked. What did it really matter? Letter to the Editor by Craig McArthur
could actually go through with it. I was still the same person. It Letter to the Editor: Letter to the Editor:
Then I thought I'd just buy a wig –which I did. didn't change me in any way other than I no longer
It seemed hard to do. What would people think? had hair.
What about the talk behind your back? The But the response I had from within the Fence cutting causes Thank you for lights
wondering if she has cancer? What about all the community, and those visiting Edson, made it oh so
questions and possible judging? worth it. I had a few ladies come up and ask if I had
I had the solution for all that –my wig! I wouldn't cancer because they did and were wearing a wig. It disappointment for left on at
have to worry. Just hand in the money from my gave them courage knowing that someone could
sponsors, a fast shave, and slap on the wig. shave their hair off and not have cancer. Independent seniors’ advocate needed
At times I wondered if I could go through with it. I Helping to raise money was one thing. Knowing landowners Talisman Place Arena
had people watching and waiting. I even had my you helped someone with cancer feel better about
own cheering section with me. How could I turn themselves was priceless! Editor, The Anchor to fix long-term care: Eggen
back? Words cannot explain the warm feeling this whole Editor, The Anchor
As I look back on my experience, I am glad I went experience gave me and I want to encourage others
through with it. to try the 2015 Clean Shave for Cancer challenge Between the week of November 22 to 29, 2014 someone entered Now is the season to walk off those extra holiday gained pounds or
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
And I'm even more glad I never putting on that this coming January. our property by snowmobile. This person cut our fences to enter our K
wig. As an added bonus you'll never have to spend property then continued through cutting fences in three difference to just walk for healthy reasons. by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
The idea is raising money for cancer but it's also to time doing your hair for a few months. Plus you places. They also opened gates and left them open. Thank you to Janet Wilkinson, our town councillor. She realizes MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
raise awareness. If I just put my wig on who would won't be short of people wanting to rub your head. Being our family was dealing with a farm accident during this time the importance of walking in safety and arranged for lights to be left
Be a part of the event and I know you will come we are just thankful that our cattle did not get out and we would on at Talisman Place Arena so that we can walk in safety while
have had to deal with that as well. streets may be slippery.
We just wish to thank this person for cutting our fences and A walk in fresh air around the perimeter of the ice on a slip free
leaving repairs for someone else to do. I'm sure you know who you surface is very much appreciated at any time of day.
are. Come out and join those of us already enjoying the exercise.
Thank you, Janet.
Sincerely,
K
disappointed landowners ALBA MIHAJLOVICH, Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
Joe and Martha Romaniuk Edson
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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