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Tip From the excitement are mountains to raise the difficulty of the top cyclists in the world in action. by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
This will be a great opportunity to see some
What the tour has needed to bolster more
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
of Publisher’s Desk level. That's what makes the Tour de France so There are many activities and events that
exciting and with the Obed summit standing
the Hat Dana McArthur between Edson and Hinton it should go a long come with being a host of a starting point and Alberta organ and tissue
this will also be a great opportunity to feature
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes way to providing a challenging stage of the race. Edson and area on the world stage. donation –registry agent launch
Edson went all in with $50,000 provided that
Robin Campbell, MLA it is a starting point for one leg of the Tour of Rob
Alberta cycle race.
West Yellowhead
The tour is world class cycling race that
traditionally takes place in early September and Merrifield
Letter to the Editor: consisting of 15 professional teams from around Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
the world, many who race in the Tour de France.
Unpaid leave to
care for seriously The Tour of Alberta is the brainchild of former West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
ill relative professional cyclist Alex Steida who was the
Clean Shave an amazing experience first North American cyclist to wear the Yellow Rob

Jersey in the Tour de France.
Building Canada Plan After moving to Edmonton, Steida felt that the
Shaving my hair completely really know? By not wearing the local geography and the ability of residents to Merrifield
off back in January was an Views & News wig everyone saw. At times I felt "roll up their sleeves and get stuff done" made Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
amazing experience because it by Deanna Mitchener a little uncomfortable and I the province an ideal place for a multi-stage
opened my eyes and heart to a Rob found myself explaining to the race.
new level of helping and curious why I was bald. Man in the
supporting those within our Merrifield But soon I found myself feeling The inaugural Tour of Alberta took place in
community. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead more comfortable in the way I 2013 with cyclists racing over 900 kilometres, Red Hat
At first really wondered if I looked. What did it really matter? through six stages, began in Edmonton and Letter to the Editor by Craig McArthur
could actually go through with it. I was still the same person. It finished in Calgary.
Then I thought I'd just buy a wig –which I did. didn't change me in any way other than I no longer
It seemed hard to do. What would people think? had hair. The international broadcasts of the race
What about the talk behind your back? The But the response I had from within the garnered 41 million viewers in its first year.
wondering if she has cancer? What about all the community, and those visiting Edson, made it oh so In 2014 Strathcona County participated as the
questions and possible judging? worth it. I had a few ladies come up and ask if I had starting point for stage four of the race. The
I had the solution for all that –my wig! I wouldn't cancer because they did and were wearing a wig. It gross economic benefit for the County was
have to worry. Just hand in the money from my gave them courage knowing that someone could reported at $1.7 million.
sponsors, a fast shave, and slap on the wig. shave their hair off and not have cancer. Independent seniors’ advocate needed
At times I wondered if I could go through with it. I Helping to raise money was one thing. Knowing
had people watching and waiting. I even had my you helped someone with cancer feel better about
own cheering section with me. How could I turn themselves was priceless! Letter to the Editor to fix long-term care: Eggen
back? Words cannot explain the warm feeling this whole
As I look back on my experience, I am glad I went experience gave me and I want to encourage others
through with it. to try the 2015 Clean Shave for Cancer challenge Commended for Christmas light display
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And I'm even more glad I never putting on that this coming January. Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
wig. As an added bonus you'll never have to spend 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 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. Letter to the Editor, east of the Husky station about a kilometer.
Be a part of the event and I know you will come While you are doing that only a few kilometers more (just past the
I would like to commend Lloyd and Cathy Cooper and Contour trailer court) is another awesome display on the Stelter property.
Construction for the lovely display of Christmas lights they have up this Thanks again folks for the Christmas display. It really puts us all in the
year. It is surely no small feat to decorate 20 plus trees and run with Christmas spirit.
several generators. Not only that they must fill and start the generators
every day. Having discussed this with several of my neighbours we Yours thankfully
would like to send out our grateful thanks. I drive by each day and always LINDA KLAVER
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slow and look. I also notice many vehicles parked taking in the display. Wolf Creek Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
For those of you Edsonites who haven't seen it, just take old Highway 16
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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