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Give Alberta’s coal its due

Letter to the Editor: My
Remembering heroes ViewPoint
This province has a long history with coal. there are also plants with world-class by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
Tip The first coal-fired electricity generator in From the technology in environmental responsibility. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Leading edge technologies, such as coal
of Alberta began operating outside of Lethbridge Publisher’s Desk gasification, coal liquefaction, carbon dioxide
in 1874 to provide power for the coal mines.
Dana McArthur
the Hat The first plant dedicated to providing power was storage and sequestration, have the potential Alberta organ and tissue
built in 1893 for the city of Lethbridge.
to allow Alberta to utilize its coal with near-
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes The federal government has set a target to Alberta's coal-fired plants produce 43% of our zero emissions into the atmosphere. donation –registry agent launch
reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 17% below power and contribute to only 14% of the Instead of putting the thermal coal industry
Robin Campbell, MLA 2005 levels by 2020. Eliminating thermal-coal greenhouse gases the province produces. on the chopping block of environmentalism, Rob
power generation is a part of that plan.
we should be looking at ways to improve its
Alberta has hundreds of year's supply of high
West Yellowhead At a time when oil and gas prices are down quality, low sulphur, low ash, high BTU coal. It efficiency as a power generating fuel.
and Alberta's economy is projected to lose is far superior to most any other thermal coal It's good for jobs, it's good for maintaining Merrifield
billions of dollars, this does not seem like the available in the world. affordable energy prices, and with the right Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
time to be taking a swing at another one of our We do have some aging coal-fired plants in the political, public, and corporate wills it can
Unpaid leave to major resource industries. province and those need to be addressed. But achieve as good as natural gas standards.
care for seriously (see story page 21) West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
ill relative Letter to the Editor:
Clean Shave an amazing experience Rob



Building Canada Plan Open letter to residents from the Edson Legion
Shaving my hair completely really know? By not wearing the Merrifield
off back in January was an Views & News wig everyone saw. At times I felt Welcome to 2015! It is our hope that it will hold Veterans need our assistance and our support more As reported in December, Branch #51 applied Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
amazing experience because it by Deanna Mitchener a little uncomfortable and I many exciting moments we can all be proud of. than ever. These are the people we are here for, but to acquire a Light Armoured Vehicle for
opened my eyes and heart to a Rob found myself explaining to the The Joe Wynne Branch #51 Edson of the Royal we need the community to help make this placement in Centennial Park as part of the LAV
new level of helping and curious why I was bald. Canadian Legion has always been very active in possible. 111 Memorial Project. A monument of those Man in the
supporting those within our Merrifield But soon I found myself feeling our community and will continue to do so. We have many events for 2015: who made the supreme sacrifice, we will never
community. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead more comfortable in the way I Many people say that the Legions are only open Executive Elections on Tuesday Feb. 24 at 7pm. forget the loss of one our local sons in a vehicle Red Hat
At first really wondered if I looked. What did it really matter? to members, and they are right - we just ask that 2nd Vice President and all Executive Committee similar to this LAV. Branch #51 will cover the Letter to the Editor by Craig McArthur
could actually go through with it. I was still the same person. It guests sign our guest book when they enter. Easy! positions are open. Nomination are open until cost of transporting this decommissioned unit to
Then I thought I'd just buy a wig –which I did. didn't change me in any way other than I no longer Activities such as pool, shuffleboard, darts & January 27 and forms can be found at the bar. Edson and placing it on the required foundation.
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 cribbage are held weekly. We host Meat Draws on Executive Member meetings are held the 3rd We will approach the community for assistance
wondering if she has cancer? What about all the community, and those visiting Edson, made it oh so Wednesdays at 8 pm and again on Saturdays at 2 Tuesday of each month, and the General with this project should we be selected to
questions and possible judging? worth it. I had a few ladies come up and ask if I had pm. Both draws include 50/50 draws and are Membership Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of receive one. Thank you to Town of Edson for
I had the solution for all that –my wig! I wouldn't cancer because they did and were wearing a wig. It followed by ever-popular Chase the Queen. each month. the approval to have it placed in Centennial Park
have to worry. Just hand in the money from my gave them courage knowing that someone could Did you know the Edson Legion offers a Soup March 13th will see the Irish singing group where we hold our VE Day Services, to
sponsors, a fast shave, and slap on the wig. shave their hair off and not have cancer. & Sandwich Lunch from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Eklekta & 2011 Canadian Masters Fiddle remember not only our Victory in Europe, but Independent seniors’ advocate needed
At times I wondered if I could go through with it. I Helping to raise money was one thing. Knowing Tuesday – Friday for ONLY $6.00? You can even Champion Daniel Gervais bring a taste of Ireland all the conflicts Canada has played a roll in.
had people watching and waiting. I even had my you helped someone with cancer feel better about pre-order by calling the Branch at 723-3455. The to the Joe Wynne Branch #51 for St. Paddy's Day. I would also like to thank our Royal Canadian
own cheering section with me. How could I turn themselves was priceless! daily menu is posted on our Facebook page. Find This will be a fun night of music and dance with Air Cadet Squad 874 Tiger Moths, who under to fix long-term care: Eggen
back? Words cannot explain the warm feeling this whole us at cocktails starting at 5 pm, and dinner at 6 pm. The the guidance of Cpt. Kelly Jensen, continue to
As I look back on my experience, I am glad I went experience gave me and I want to encourage others www.facebook.com/EdsonRoyalCanadianLegion. show starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20/ea. grow and provide their assistance for numerous
through with it. to try the 2015 Clean Shave for Cancer challenge 51. The concession is open again on Wednesday, April 11th we will be hosting our Annual projects. They played a huge roll along with
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And I'm even more glad I never putting on that this coming January. Thursday & Friday from 5pm to 8:30 pm. Legion Awards Night. Those members deserving a many Legion volunteers to canvass over K
wig. As an added bonus you'll never have to spend Our successful operation depends on our long service award pin, as well as special awards $19,000.00 for the Legion Poppy Fund in 2014! 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 membership & volunteers with their continued for volunteers and community members will be As President of Branch #51 and on behalf of 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. support. To maintain our strength, we need our recognized. Please plan to attend and celebrate our my current and future Executive members I ask
Be a part of the event and I know you will come membership to grow. Please consider completing heroes! for your continued support as we strive to assist
an application and know that you do not have to May 9 will celebrate V-E Day. Plans are in our veterans and their families.
be a member of the Military. For example, if you progress for Centennial Park… stay tuned. Best wishes for 2015 and please feel
have family that served in the Military, RCMP, or As always we will again host the Seniors welcomed when you drop by to check out our
Reservists you can apply as an Associate Member. Supper in early June. activities.
If not, you can still apply as an Affiliate Member. Of course don't forget the July 1st Canada Day
We are constantly looking for Veterans and Ex- Breakfast! Yours in Service,
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Service Personnel to come forward. While our Participating in our events helps us keep the Gerald Forbes K
classic veterans are aging, both they and new lights burning so we can do what we do best… President Branch #51
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
Support our Troups/Vets! by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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