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Unpaid leave to by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously phase is ending... Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
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Feel like maybe still Alberta organ and tissue
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your ion. Their
smartphone? self-worth Rob
If you do, you're not alone in became entwined inside a cyber
Building Canada Plan realizing the courtship phase of realm of instant affirmations. But Merrifield
portable tech may be coming to the downside of this constant Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
an end. pursuit often leads to stress,
Twitter has recently fired nine anxiety, and even depression. West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
Letter to the Editor Policy percent of its global workforce While in a restaurant with my
during its ninth straight quarter teenage son and several of his
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the of declining growth. The friends, one of them was fixated
editor. Tip company's share price fell 45 on his phone. I asked him to look Rob
All letters are published at the discretion of the percent last year. A decline around the tables to see if
editor-publisher who reserves the right to edit of reflected in much of social media Merrifield
for clarity, length and libel. Letters published with usage down as much as anyone else was looking at their Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
do not necessarily reflect the policies or beliefs the Hat 23%. devices —no one was. There
of this newspaper. All letters must bear the was little doubt as he looked Letter to the Editor Policy
name of the writer and include the address and The constant stream of texts around that his love affair with The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor. the NDP invoking closure on
telephone number, which will not be published. and emails, the often angry his ever-present phone was no Man in the
social media exchanges, longer the norm. debate for Bill 6 despite
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are feeling stressed and Our infatuation with portable newspaper. All letters must bear the name of the writer and against the bill.
overwhelmed by their devices was a 'thing' for a while include the address and telephone number, which will not be
smartphones. but like all relations they mature
For many people these devices —and that's a good thing.
Riding Update: Independent seniors’ advocate needed Robin Campbell, MLA

West Yellowhead
Why is the federal government punishing small businesses? Hello again…
Views & News to fix long-term care: Eggen by Carlo Klemm
by Deanna Mitchener
Letter to the Editor Every summer Canadians enjoy the outdoors world visit our riding to experience the unique The Weekly Anchor
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
Member of the
using the many services provided by Jim Eglinski landscape we have to offer. Our campgrounds Edson & District Chamber & K
campgrounds across the country. Unfortunately, provide a way to interact with nature on a Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Fall statement shows federal gov’t borrowing additional $32 billion the Liberals are showing total disregard by MP Yellowhead personal level. MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Tourism is a major industry in our region. If
ending the review of 'active' versus 'passive'
business-income rules that would have allowed tourism accounts for 4.3% of Alberta's economy,
small businesses like campgrounds to access the then why does this Federal Government want to
small business tax rate. is that campground owners don't have to work to raise taxes on campgrounds, a driving force of
The Liberals are unfairly targeting campground
Letter to the Editor owners and other small operations by saying that maintain their property. this industry? This will severely harm
I beg to differ. Campground owners wear many campground owners.
they are too small to be classified as a 'small hats. They are landscapers, janitors, accountants There are many small businesses, small family
business'. Campground owners, they say, don't and security guards, making sure they provide a businesses, as well as mom-and-pop operations
have enough full-time employees to qualify. safe, clean and fun atmosphere for your family to that are also being unjustly punished by the
They are doing this because they think that explore the outdoors. Liberals. Is this tax hike on campgrounds just a
owning a campground is 'passive,' not 'active'. Our Yellowhead riding is known world-wide for sign of what is to come for other small Rob
What the Trudeau Government is actually saying our natural beauty. People from all over the businesses? Conservative

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