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by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Despite the NDP's continued emphasis that the to the drilling incentives in Alberta. These
impending royalty review on the oil and gas From the incentives are one of Alberta's big
sector will be competitive and consultative, Publisher’s Desk advantages. They allow companies to pay Alberta organ and tissue
capital investment remains at a standstill. Dana McArthur lower initial royalties to help offset start up
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes Marg McCuaig-Boyd announced that the costs. donation –registry agent launch
On June 26 the Alberta Minister of Energy
The energy industry has been the backbone
royalty review was moving forward. of the Canadian economy for decades. For
Robin Campbell, MLA The appointment of Dave Mowat, President companies are nervous about investing here. those that remember the devastation caused Rob
It doesn't take a financial wizard to
West Yellowhead and CEO of ATB Financial to chair the review understand that with low commodity prices by the National Energy Policy, there are
panel does offer some encouragement. companies have diminished capacity to pay valuable lessons to bare in mind when Merrifield Man in the
Choosing someone with firsthand knowledge of higher provincial royalties, plus keep Albertans reviewing this complex issue. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Tip the financial end of Alberta's oilpatch is a The sooner the NDP provides clarity on Red Hat
Unpaid leave to significant step. working. what the royalties will look like, the sooner by Craig McArthur
THE WEEKLY care for seriously of But the fact remains, thousands are not One of the major worries is adverse changes investors and companies can get back to
ANCHOR ill relative the Hat working in the province, in part, because oil business -we hope.


Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years
Building Canada Plan Rob
Merrifield

Member of Parliament for Yellowhead

Rob Wildrose calls on Three new benefits for Canadian

Merrifield NDP to reinstate Armed Forces personnel and veterans Letter to the Editor:
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
child and youth The Retirement Income Jim Eglinski provide funds to be used

Security Benefit, the
Letter to the Editor: advocate funding Family Caregiver Relief MP Yellowhead for a wide range of relief 2015 Canada Day
options such as covering
Benefit, and the Critical
Injury Benefit for Canadian the cost of having a
professional caregiver
Letter to the Editor Wildrose Shadow Human Services Armed Forces personnel, come into the home or Our actions do count Challenge
Minister Angela Pitt recently called on the Veterans and their families, went into effect on covering the cost for another family member or
NDP to keep their campaign commitment to July 1, 2015. friend to travel to the Armed Forces Veteran's
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
reinstate funding to expand the investigative The Retirement Income Security Benefit will home. K
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powers of the Child and Youth Advocate provide moderately to severely disabled military The Critical Injury Benefit is being paid to Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Office. Veterans with continued assistance in the form by GEORGE VANDERBURG MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne THE WEEKLY
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Views & News The department of Human Services of a monthly income support payment beginning eligible Canadian Armed Forces personnel and ANCHOR
by Deanna Mitchener recently reported the death of four children at age 65. military Veterans who have suffered a service- Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years
related sudden traumatic injury or developed
The end of under provincial care. provide Armed Forces Veterans with a tax-free an acute disease and works in concert with Letter to the Editor:
The Family Caregiver Relief Benefit will
“My thoughts and prayers are with all
existing services and benefits so that there is a
those who have been impacted by the loss of
a local icon these four children receiving government annual grant of $7,238, allowing their informal continuum of support from the onset of a Letter to the Editor Policy
caregivers some relief when they need it, while
traumatic injury or disease.
services,” Pitt said. “These tragic
also ensuring that the Veteran's care needs are
These benefits are part of the Government of
circumstances reiterate the need to fully
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collaboratively to restore the urgently The Family Caregiver Relief Benefit will
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