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From the Make 2018 your best year ever
Publisher’s Desk
Dana McArthur
A new year is no means is it
upon us and it is Views & News good to avoid a
a time for another by Deanna Mitchener stressful situation
fresh start. Some that needs to be
may make New addressed. The
Year's Resolutions while others really sooner you can deal with it the better
couldn't be bothered with the idea. it is on your health.
Whether you believe in making The Four A's to help avoid stress
resolutions or not making new goals start with learning how to avoid, alter,
and lifestyle changes can be good for adapt, and accept. Learn how to say no
the soul. Change should involve what and know your limits and stick with
is truly important to you and just not them. Take control of your
what may seem important to those environment and if possible avoid
around you. environments that cause you undue
Focus on what you truly want for stress.
yourself and your family then follow Some stressors are out of our control
that passion and work towards your such as the loss of a loved one, a
dream. Stay focused on one or two serious illness, or losing a job. In
main goals rather than setting up a situations we have no control over, we
Riding Update: bunch of new goals, and losing them can control the way we choose to react Letter to the Editor Policy
to them.
all in the shuffle.
Be persistent each and every day to
A take charge approach and a
Open Letter: work even just a little towards your positive attitude can help reduce stress The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the
goal. If you have a setback don't be but it is also important to take 'me' editor
hard on yourself, it happens so try not time. Nurturing ourselves is a
to stress about it or get discouraged. necessity not a luxury. If you do not All letters are published at the discretion of
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of being able to manage stress. Make time for activities that bring you published do not necessarily reflect the
joy and ensure you get enough sleep.
Too much stress can narrow your Be kind to yourself and to others and policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters
ability to think clearly, function enjoy each and every day. Volunteer in must bear the name of the writer and include
effectively, and enjoy life and those the community or try something new the address and telephone number, which will
around you. Stress can sometimes be —and make 2018 your best year ever. not be published.
hard to identify so focus on what helps Happy New Year to each and
MLA you feel calm and in control. But by everyone.

Eric Rosendahl

Missing Persons (Silver Alert) Amendment

My Jim Eglinski
ViewPoint passes in Alberta legislature MP Yellowhead

by Adrienne Tait

UCP’s common-sense legislation to protect “When individuals with reduced mental work to provide the best possible care for our
vulnerable Albertans passes in legislature. capacity go missing, time is of the essence. seniors.”
UCP MLA Mark Smith’s Bill 210, the Bill 210 will enable authorities to deploy Similar legislation was recently passed in
Missing Persons (Silver Alert) Amendment resources to find these vulnerable Albertans Manitoba and several other Canadian
Act 2017, passed with unanimous support much faster and as such, significantly provinces are working proactively with
from all sides of the Legislative Assembly. improve the odds of a positive outcome,” stakeholder groups to implement their own
This legislation will enable police to said Smith. “As our population ages and Silver Alert programs.
activate a “silver alert” when anyone disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and Bill 210 is yet another example of the
suffering from a mental disorder, as defined dementia become more prevalent, this United Conservatives’ common-sense
by the Mental Health Act, goes missing. legislation will be incredibly helpful as we approach to creating policies that keep
Albertans happy, healthy and safe.

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Apologies on my behalf to the Edson Cycling Association for a
misqoute of projected full cost build of the new Bike Park that is
going in out at Willmore. In the last issue my article incorrectly said
$350,000 when actually it is a $624,000 projected cost for the full
build. Please accept my apologies and I take full blame, not the
Weekly Anchor. Deanna Mitchener
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