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Alberta Forest Products Association updates Town

by Adrienne Tait revealed that the A La Peche caribou herd, Mulligan said, “The anti-dumping allegation is
originally thought to number approximately 70 particularly ridiculous because if we had been
Brock Mulligan director of communications based on aerial views, is actually estimated to be selling below the cost for the last 30 years we
for the Alberta Forest Products Association and closer to 130. Mulligan said the industry hopes wouldn't be here.” He said the allegations being
local industry representatives attended the town that the government will take new, and accurate, made are false and is encouraging communities
council meeting on July 18 to present a brief data into account when making decisions. reach out to their federal representatives
update on the local forestry industry and The soft wood lumber agreement which encouraging them to support the industry.
challenges they face. expired in October of 2015 has been the focus of The local Weyerhaeuser plant employs
Mulligan spoke about the mountain pine beetle negotiations between Canada and the United approximately 160 people not including logging
situation in Jasper National Park and said, “The States. According to the government of Canada contractors or spin off jobs.
government of Alberta is really quite website, “The Canada-U.S. softwood lumber Councillor Wilkinson inquired as to the effect
exceptional. We don't have the situation BC dispute has become one of the most enduring the forest fires in BC were having on operations
does. Now if only Parks Canada would give us a trade disputes between both nations.” in 100 Miles House and other communities.
hand…” Mulligan views the two levels of tariffs as well There are currently three mills affected including
With regards to caribou protection Mulligan as the anti-dumping allegations as contentious 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, and Chasm.
said new data including recent DNA studies have issues. Resources from Alberta mills have been sent to
help and as of Tuesday no mills had been lost.

Town Mourns loss of Councillor Brian Boyce

by Adrienne Tait moved to Ontario where Boyce wife Sonja, and two sons to several based on what would win him a
spent the remainder of his postings including Edson, Calgary, seat in the next election.
Town facilities and operations childhood. Boyce earned his California, and Indonesia. Throughout his years on council
were closed on Wednesday, July 19 engineering degree at Queen's Boyce retired at the age of 52 and Boyce was often heard to tell those
as employees and residents paid University where he graduated with returned with his wife Sonja to who disagreed with him that they
their respects to long time honors. Edson. Boyce was encouraged by had “every right to be wrong.”
councillor and friend Brian Boyce. Boyce applied and received offers friends to run for council where he Married for 55 years, Boyce's
The youngest of 15 children Brian with five companies to start his served for 22 years; outlasting three love and pride for his wife Sonja
Douglas Boyce was born near work as an engineer. Boyce chose mayors and successfully winning was apparent and could be seen at
Barrhead where he lived until he to start his career at Chevron. Over seven terms. every arts and culture function
was 10 years old. The family the years his work took him, his Mayor Greg Pasychny was asked where her work was displayed.
to share some special memories at An active member of the Edson
Councillor Boyce's funeral and Legion, a strong voice on council, a
recalled Boyce's intellect, knack for loving husband and father, and
numbers, and passion for fighting passionate community supporter.
for what he believed in. Pasychny Boyce was also kind, caring, and
said Boyce always voted for what had a twinkle in his eyes when he
he believed was best for the town smiled.
and for the residents and never

BOYCE, Brian Douglas

Brian passed away on July 13, 2017
at home in Edson. He couldn't
imagine living anywhere else. This
proud Albertan was born in to
humble beginnings in Barrhead on
April 26, 1940, the youngest sibling
to nine brothers and five sisters.
After graduating from Queen's
University as a mining engineer in
1964, he joined the California
Standard Co. (now Chevron Canada)
where he continued to work for the next 28 years in various
positions and locations until he accepted a retirement
One seat empty. Town council took a minute of silence during the package at age 52.
regular council meeting on July 18 in honour of Councillor Brian Boyce. After being elected in 1995, serving on Town Council
Councillor Boyce will be remembered as a strong voice for his became his second career to which he devoted all his time
community. and energy. He had strong opinions about doing the RIGHT
Brian is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Sonja,
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Brent. He was predeceased by his son, Rob, in 2005.
Brother, Norman and sisters: Kathleen, Margaret, Mary
Alice and Grace also survive.
Especially meaningful were: annual treks to NW Ontario
Auction Saturday, July 29: 11 am where he spent his youth, big game hunting, attending the
daily, "Wiseman's Table" at the Legion and watching BNN.
A Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Storage Lockers for AZ Storage at the Royal Canadian Legion in Edson, with the interment
at the Glenwood Cemetery immediately after the service.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Community Care
Located at 6539 22 Avenue, Edson, Alberta, Canada Foundation of Edson and District, Box 6300, Edson, AB T7E
1A9 would be greatly appreciated.
Directions: Down Highway 16 West of the Airport, Turn
Right onto 57 Street and drive to the end of the Road. Final Care entrusted to:
Turn left onto 63 Street and Drive 3.1 km to 22nd Avenue. Town and Country Funeral Services Ltd.
Turn left and find us just up the road on left hand side. 5901A – 3 Ave, Edson, AB, 780-723-0955
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