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for local farmers by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne

Tower has historic value

Letter to the Editor: Backward, turn backward, O time…

Remembering heroes ViewPoint
Unpaid leave to “Ring out the old, ring in the new, ring, happy Yet suggest to someone about cutting back on by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him From the social media and they're more likely to tell you Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative go; Ring out the false, ring in the true." –Alfred, Publisher’s Desk they'd rather donate a lung…or some other
Lord Tennyson. Dana McArthur more colourful phrase.
But imagine what you could do with that
Jim Eglinski once again, and begin to look forward to the much free time...the things that, deep down, Alberta organ and tissue
With these words, we bring the year to an end

MP Yellowhead Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes year ahead. love– would have to make everyone's short list. you really want to do, but can't find the time. donation –registry agent launch
Don't get us wrong –social media is a great
But did you ever wish the previous year had a
But going for walks, reading a story with the
reset button? A do-over where you could go family, sharing a meal together –who has that concept. It allows us to share with friends and
back and make good on last year's resolutions kind of time anymore? family in a unique and convenient way. But Rob
like work out every day, lose weight, eat Have you ever had to message a family indiscriminately browsing posts or gaming
Building Canada Plan healthier –or another promise. member under the same roof to get their quickly and surely drains away the hours of the Merrifield
How often have we made resolutions only to attention? Are the kids more likely to be found day. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
regret seeing them fall on the wayside of our on the ubiquitous Xbox or PlayStation, or in So, a great New Year's resolution would be to
busy lives? their rooms absorbed on social media? give up on idle browsing and isolating games
When it comes down to it, New Year's According to Pew Research 58% of rural in exchange for doing things you genuinely West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
resolutions are simply about what we think will community residents use social media, and love with family and friends. You may be
make us happier. statistics indicate 20% use Facebook more than amazed at how easy it is to keep this Rob
Then perhaps we need to rethink what is at the
Tip core of what makes us happy. Family and once a month. On average, North Americans resolution.
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope
spend a whopping 4.7 hours per day on data

of friends –and doing things with the people we devices. for tomorrow." –Albert Einstein Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
the Hat Letter to the Editor
Rob the NDP invoking closure on Man in the

Merrifield Shutting down coal, pulp, oil, debate for Bill 6 despite Red Hat

Member of Parliament for Yellowhead Wildrose MLAs tabling a by Craig McArthur
petition signed by over
gas and oilsands not the answer Letter to the Editor 30,000 Albertans who are
against the bill.

Regarding Mr. Rosendahl's article in the December pulp mill less polluting when he worked there? I cord.)
14 Edson Leader: wonder if a promise to shut down this pulp mill until Wind energy is not now cost effective and is
they cleaned up their emissions would have got him highly subsidized. Solar power in northern
As Mr. Rosendahl is now a member of the elite, he elected in this riding. latitudes is not reliable as a source of power. Independent seniors’ advocate needed
and his party have taken a stand of getting rid of coal Shutting down the coal, pulp, oil, gas and oilsands Our present government seems to have a
mines (“shouldn't hurt Yellowhead.”) This is an industries is not the answer. We need these industries penchant for hiring more civil servants. We do
admirable goal but since his employment, and quite and the jobs they create. Non renewable resource need civil servants, especially front line workers. to fix long-term care: Eggen
likely his retirement pension, was with West Fraser industries have long been implementing new ways to Administrative civil servants are zero end
and former owners of the Hinton pulp mill, this reduce emissions and greenhouse gases and will producers, refunding a small amount of the taxes The Weekly Anchor
installation has slipped by him and his handlers. continue to do so. Our society at this time needs the we pay for their wages. They are not employed by Member of the
Edson & District Chamber &
Anyone driving west on Highway 16 notices Hinton end products of these industries (jet fuel, vehicle fuel, the “government.” Their wages and benefits are Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber
40 or 50A kms before getting there. This apparently plastics, home heating oil and gas to name a few. I paid for the taxpayers of alberta.
Views & News does not count in his industries to shut down. This have yet to see a freighter, naval vessel, cruise ship,
by Deanna Mitchener odor apparently is not at all harmful or polluting. The jet plane or highway hauler with a long extension TIM AND LINDA EATON
stacks from the mill aapparently have no effect on the Edson
atmosphere, emitting flowers and perfume instead of
carbon dioxide and worse. The Athabasca River has
some fish that have survived but you cannot eat them.
The pulp mill has denuded hundreds of thousands
acres of forest – negatively impacting the watershed
and critical wildlife habitat. This is a renewable
resource but takes over 100 years to recover in this
area. Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
In comparison the oil and gas industry has not been
completely innocent in the past. I have worked in by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
this industry for 50 years and can say the regulations MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Conservative have changed considerably. No odors or dumping of
effluent is allowed and the smallest of spills must be
iews contained and reported. Service companies must
have containment when disconnecting lines and all
underground lines must be located before any work
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