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Intersection My MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne

Remembering heroes ViewPoint
Unpaid leave to by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously texting... Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative

While green.
heading to From the And while Alberta organ and tissue
work and Publisher’s Desk nearly 70 per
waiting at Dana McArthur cent of donation –registry agent launch
Edson's main Canadians
street believe using
intersection their phone at a red light is Rob
the light goes green, the unacceptable, it has not as of yet,
Building Canada Plan intersection is clear, and the car in stopped people from doing it. Merrifield
front just sits there —a honk Drivers who engage in texting are Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
finally gets their attention. It's a 23 times more likely to be
scenario many of us have involved in a crash or near crash West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
Letter to the Editor Policy experienced at the intersections. event compared with non-
But just how common is it? distracted drivers. Talking on a cell
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the One third of Canadians admit to phone increases the risk by 4 to 5
editor. Tip frequently texting on their phones times, and dialling on a hand-held Rob
All letters are published at the discretion of the while stopped at a red light. device while driving triples the risk
editor-publisher who reserves the right to edit of This rather startlingly high figure of an accident. Merrifield
for clarity, length and libel. Letters published comes from a recent poll released After many years, and very sadly, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
do not necessarily reflect the policies or beliefs the Hat by the Canadian Automobile at the cost of many innocent lives,
of this newspaper. All letters must bear the Association. it finally became firmly embedded Letter to the Editor Policy
name of the writer and include the address and Another problem caused by that driving drunk is not only The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor. the NDP invoking closure on
telephone number, which will not be published. texting at a red light is that the socially unacceptable —it's an Man in the
distraction lingers up to 27 seconds intolerable risk. debate for Bill 6 despite
afterwards. This makes getting And that's where we need to get All letters are published at the discretion of the editor-publisher Wildrose MLAs tabling a Red Hat
through the intersection a lot more with texting while driving. Fines who reserves the right to edit for clarity, length and libel. Letters petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
dangerous when the light does go will help but social pressure can be published do not necessarily reflect the policies or beliefs of this 30,000 Albertans who are
far more effective. newspaper. All letters must bear the name of the writer and against the bill.
include the address and telephone number, which will not be

Letter to the Editor

Riding Update: Robin Campbell, MLA
Thrilled school named after favorite teacher Independent seniors’ advocate needed Hello again… West Yellowhead

Views & News I am thrilled with Grande Yellowhead School World. However, they could not afford to all go remembers saying to her was, 'Don't forget to to fix long-term care: Eggen by Carlo Klemm
Division's decision to name Edson's new
together, so my father went first, intending to find
bring me sweeties!' As soon as my brothers
by Deanna Mitchener elementary school after Mary Bergeron. Mary work and send for his family as soon as possible. mended and were ready to set sail, the war [WWI]
Letter to the Editor always headed the list of my favorite teachers and My oldest brother was very young and [my broke out and civilian traffic was suspended. By The Weekly Anchor
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
Member of the
became a good friend in my adulthood. I would imagination may be embellishing my memory a the time the war was over my brothers were young Edson & District Chamber & K
like to share with those who didn't know her, as bit here] my father left without knowing my men and my parents gave them the choice of Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Fall statement shows federal gov’t borrowing additional $32 billion well as those who had that privilege, a small mother was pregnant with their second son. My joining us in Canada or continuing to build their MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
father worked hard and managed to send enough
lives in Scotland. They both decided to stay.
vignette from her life that so clearly illustrates the
sacrifices made by our forebears so that we may money for passage to Canada for my mother and Later on, my mother died. Later still, my father
enjoy the life we have in Canada today. two brothers. When the time came for the boat to and I booked a trip to Scotland to see them.
Over dinner one evening Mary mentioned she sail however, one [or both] of my brothers came However before we left my father became ill, and
had just come back from Scotland where she down with a communicable childhood disease and within a year he died without ever having seen his
finally met her brothers. She would have been in they would not let them aboard ship. second son. Now I am delighted to have finally
her mid-seventies at the time, so I was intrigued My mother [remember, no Internet or even trans- met my brothers!”
and asked her to elaborate. As I recall it, here is Atlantic telephone then!] was faced with an Thank you Grande Yellowhead for
her reply: agonizing decision and finally chose to leave my commemorating Mary Bergeron's 100th birthday
“My parents were a poor Scottish working brothers with her family, join her husband in this way!
family with very little money and even less hope Canada, and have the boys follow when they were
for their future in Scotland, so they decided to well. My oldest brother thought our mother was Sincerely, Rob Conservative
move to Canada to forge a new life in the New just going into town and the last thing he Clyde Corser
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead iews
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