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Fire destroys

another home

near Edson

Frigid weather created challenging

conditions for fire crews

by Adrienne Tait to respond to any hot The incident support
spots and maintain scene team was on hand to
Fire crews were called c o n t i n u i t y f o r provide a warm place,
to a house fire near investigation purposes. food, and refill air tanks
Edson on December 29 “It was one of the for the firefighters.
located along Township coldest nights we've had Fire crews from Robb
road 540 just off a n d i t p r o v i d e d were called in at
highway 748 North. challenging conditions,” approximately 5 a.m. to
The fire was advanced Chegwyn said, “We relieve crew members
by the time crews needed those 35 people who had been working
reached the single family to rotate out.” throughout the night.
dwelling at 5:30 p.m. In addition to the The family was not
County Fire Chief potential of water home when the fire
Cory Chegwyn said 12 freezing in the hoses cold broke out. Chegwyn
units, including four weather causes crew said both family dogs
from the Edson fire members to fatigue more were found safe and
department, and 35 easily, everything must sound. The damage was
members responded to “trickle run” to prevent contained to the house
the blaze. freeze up thus causing and did not spread to the
The last operational icy conditions in which garage or out buildings
crew left the scene just t o w o r k , a n d t h e on the property.
after midnight while one breathing air regulators
unit remained overnight are “prone to freezing.”

Train derailment

near Niton

By Adrienne Tait

Yellowhead County Fire service and Edson RCMP were dispatched to a
train derailment just north of Niton Junction near Range Road 130 and
Township Road 542 at approximately 10:35 p.m. on December 29.
Ten of those 60 cars derailed and spilled the stone it was carrying. The
derailment did not occur near any waterways.
County fire chief Cory Chegwyn said county fire crews turned the scene
over to CN officials once it was determined that no hazardous goods were
Range Road 130 was temporarily shut down but no roads were blocked by
No injuries resulted from this incident.

Unplug from electronics

Winter Play Outdoors Still Necessary
Playing outside provides children with something many children don’t get enough of
anymore, exercise. Exercising while having fun is the best kind of exercise, and that is
exactly what playing outside does. Playing in the snow gets our children’s bodies
moving. It is important that children get vitamin D, which is provided by the sun.
Vitamin D helps promote better moods, energy levels, memory, overall health and
more. Just 10-15 minutes in the sun will give your children their daily dose of vitamin
D. So bundle up warm and get that outdoor play in.

January 2015, Family Friendly Business Recognition
From Early Childhood Matters goes out to the Weekly
Anchor. Thanks for encouraging time with children.

Let’s unplug during 2015 and have a great year with
our children. If you would like to share why a business
or company has made a difference, through recognizing
the importance of our children while out shopping -
please email
and tell us about it.
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