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Remembering heroes ViewPoint
Unpaid leave to by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously This week we hamlets and Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative tip our hats to From the surrounding areas

the Yellowhead Publisher’s Desk more enjoyable and
County Council Dana McArthur healthy. Alberta organ and tissue
and It also represents a donation –registry agent launch
Administration who have put together serious commitment to the young
a plan for upgrades and improvements families and children who enjoy
to the parks and outdoor spaces within living in these close knit Rob
its hamlets, as part of its strategic communities. It will make these
Building Canada Plan priorities. hamlets more sustainable and Merrifield
Upgrades going on now will be the attractive to new residents into the
addition of new pump tracks in most future. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Weekly Anchor of the hamlets, and various upgrades to The proposal also includes unifying West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
playgrounds and spaces. Other projects and making better use of signage
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2017 budget.
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Rob ADDRESS Letter to the Editor the NDP invoking closure on iews Man in the

Merrifield POSTAL CODE debate for Bill 6 despite Guest Column by Clyde Corser Red Hat

Member of Parliament for Yellowhead PHONE The elemental problem of turbines Wildrose MLAs tabling a by Craig McArthur
petition signed by over
PAYMENT __VISA __MASTERCARD Letter to the Editor 30,000 Albertans who are Views & News
About two weeks ago it was reported that the megawatt wind turbine uses 600 kg of rare earth their crystal ball will not be able to foresee. The against the bill. by Deanna Mitchener
__ INTERAC __ CHEQUE NDP spent 5 million dollars advertising their
RETURN TO: The Weekly Anchor, elements in it's magnets. Mining 600 kg of rare elements involved in the wind and solar systems
climate change policy. But nowhere are there earth elements creates 2000 tonnes of toxic have effects that are not fully understood and are
Box 6870, Edson, Alberta, T7E 1V2 details how this is going to be accomplished. waste discharged in a deadly poisonous potentially more hazardous than oil or coal.
or email Now they are going to bypass education boards radioactive slurry into a settling pond. This is for To be fair, wind power creates 50 grams of
and have their policies taught in schools. Sounds ONE turbine. CO2 per KWh, mostly during manufacture and Robin Campbell, MLA
Ph: (780) 723-5787 Email: kind of communistic. China is the main producer of rare earth construction. Natural gas creates 500 grams of Independent seniors’ advocate needed West Yellowhead
5040 3rd Ave., Edson, Alberta The crowning glory of this big brother elements. The slurry is contained (??) in settling CO2 per KWh for operation which includes CO2 Hello again…
(corner of 51st Street & 3rd Avenue)
government is - when I pay my money to enjoy a ponds many times greater than all oilsands generated in developing the gas supply. The
movie why am I bombarded with this same settling ponds put together. Mining rare earth aftermath of pollution generated by producing to fix long-term care: Eggen by Carlo Klemm
rhetoric in the theatre? They show pictures of elements is dirty business that contains rare earth elements is at least 30 times worse
wind and solar farms that were installed long radioactive materials and the refining process than anything created by natural gas or coal. The Weekly Anchor
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before this lame duck taxing government requires huge amounts of carcinogenic materials Again, this is over in China, so should be of no Member of the K
Edson & District Chamber &
accidentally came to power. such as sulfates, ammonia and hydrochloric acid. concern to the NDP. Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber
Just for public information the U.S. Thankfully, rare earth elements are produced In closing, we are so focused on CO2 emissions Jim Eglinski by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Department of Energy released a paper on wind in China using coal fired power so our going that we forget that the after effects of going green MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Green plans put onus on taxpayer Energy, Director of Critical Materials Institute), keep this side of the world safe for everyone else will create bigger and more dangerous problems. MP Yellowhead Letter to the Editor Policy
farms (check out Alex King, U.S. Department of
green to get rid of our 1% of world pollution will
We are basing our renewable resource energy on
on green energy elements. Rare earth elements
in the world to move to.
a non-renewable resource (rare earth elements)
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor.
There is no way in 2016 to recycle these
Tellurium, Gallium, Indium and Selenium are
that we will run out of long before natural gas
We cannot deny climate change. What is in misses the biggest problem we will face long When the NDP dictates how they want to shut such as Neodymium, Dysprosium, Cadmium, elements, so when the turbines die we can use that are in much shorter supply than oil or coal All letters are published at the discretion of the editor-
question is what is causing it. The earth has had cold before the world heats up enough to harm us. We down their chosen industry – coal fired power used in the manufacture of wind turbine magnets them for fences and hope nothing leaches into and coal. When available rare earth elements are publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity, length
and libel. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the
and warm periods long before man and machinery will be out of drinking water. China has about 10-15 plants – they are taking a socialist approach. and also in solar panels. the water supply. gone - what then? policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must bear the
appeared. 15,000 years ago Edson was covered with years before they will have polluted all their fresh Instead they should be there to set emission goals Most of these are deadly poisonous and can be We have been going green at a steady rate for name of the writer and include the address and telephone
a 1000 foot deep ice sheet. The glaciers we see and salt water. The Middle East has a water shortage. and standards for the industry to meet. The absorbed through the skin. These are common longer than most NDP MLA's have been alive. Tim Eaton number, which will not be published.
today are the remains of this ice sheet. What Closer to home the United States has a serious water decision to shut down would be on the coal plants minerals, but are not found in concentrated Jumping in and trying to accelerate this process
warmed up and melted the ice sheet? Geologists problem now. or industry if they cannot or do not meet the amounts, so mining them is costly. A 3.5 will get us problems that even the NDP with
have confirmed there have been at least three ice The NDP are going to perform a magic act I am standards. When dictated flatly to shut down any
ages in the past. sure. They want to diversify the economy but they industry, the onus is on the taxpayer to make up
If we get rid of all vehicles and everything that don't know how or to what. Anyone with a hare- the lost revenue and lost capital investments. The
uses oil, not much would change as far as global brained scheme will be approaching the government taxpayers lose again. The Weekly Anchor 5,868 Audited Canadian
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What does that leave us? replace themselves.
Most chemicals, medicines and cosmetics are The change to alternative and cleaner energy forms
petro based. The electric cars that are going to be has been taking place long before the NDP jumped Tim Eaton
powered by solar and wind generated electricity in and started dictating that they want everything
require lubrication for their bearings. I guess we will done their way right now. These changes will happen
have to go back to harvesting whales for oil. After but will require investment by the private sector that Craig & Elaine McArthur Sue Ann Common Cindy Weisser Sonia Roy
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all, these are a renewable resource. can see a return on their money. They will not invest Representative Ass’t Mgr. Graphic/ Administration Dawn Matheson Adrienne Tait Deanna Mitchener
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“Green” people will have to walk to protests as we any great amount just for a warm and fuzzy feeling.
would have no fuel for their jets or lube for their All industries have been getting their acts together.
bicycles. I wonder if these people would take stock Even the Hinton pulp mill seems to have improved
of their lives, take an honest and close look around its image, all of this without the NDP's input. I do
their houses, workplace and surroundings and not know how “green” people are going to maintain
consider all the things they will have to be without if their arts, social programs and expensive lifestyles
we have no oil, or at the moment no viable by shutting down industries. They are going to do
replacement. All groceries are delivered by truck, this and raise wages in a market that is already out of
train or boat as well as jewelry, movies, paintings, world competition.
furniture, solar panels and wind mills to name a few.
Plastic comes from petrochemicals. Without plastics
there will be no trim in electric cars, cameras, TV's,
cell phones, fridges, dishwashers, most small
appliances and tools – the list goes on and on.
All of this jumping on the green bandwagon
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