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School Resource Officer s CHOOL

s UMMER position will continue Times

Fun for Kids by Adrienne Tait Committee of the Whole meeting to recommend at full staff. S/Sgt King said, “We are not.” The
Mayor Pasychny asked if the detachment was

council consider approval of an additional
current housing market and economy were cited
In response to what Director of Protective
Services called “disturbing trends among our RCMP position in order to continue the program as influencing factors for officer transfers. Two
for the 2017/2018 school year. The extra
new cadets are expected to arrive in July and
youth” the town of Edson and local RCMP, with position would enable the continuation of the August.
co-operation from Living Waters School program without diminishing police presence on Councillor Jim Gomuwka said he attended a
Division and GYPSD, approved the appointment the street. presentation at Living Waters and strongly
of a school resource officer for the 2016/2017 The financial impact to the town would be believes the position should carry forward.
school year. approximately $107,000. “There is no doubt it has been beneficial. It
The pilot program was successful and highly CAO Mike Derricott said the school divisions would be the biggest mistake we have made in a
commended by town councillors, S/Sgt Peter spoke very highly of the program and suggested long time, and we've made some doozies, to pull
King, and Director of Protective Services Chief the town approach the divisions to cost share the out of the program,” said Gomuwka.
Schram but is slated to come to a close with the position. Councillor Bevan also spoke highly of the
end of the term. Mayor Greg Pasychny said, “We have to watch program. Direction was given to administration
The Edson RCMP detachment designated an our budget but I believe with the impact you are to request each school division cover 25% of the
officer to the position which resulted in having it is worth it. In all my years on council I cost with the town covering 50%. Several
increased work load for other officers during the have never had a ratepayer say to me 'we have council members said they would consider
school term. The RCMP and protective services too many police' or 'our crime rate is too low we keeping it operational, if possible, with or
came before council during the June 27 should get rid of our police service.'” without the support.

Book sale and more at Edson Public Library

EDSON BOYS & GIRLS by Deanna Mitchener summer reading program, so this year it is bigger time we are doing a medieval fare as well," said
Thurner. "There are some fun things happening
than ever," says Thurner.
CLUB NEWS The Edson Public Library is holding a summer "We have shaken things up a bit this year. In over the summer and the coming Fall, so we hope
Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada clearance sale and they are looking for some the mornings we are doing Reading Buddies and a lot of people come out to take part in some or all
A GOOD PLACE TO BE homes for some of their older books. Story Time on alternating days, and then every of the activities."
Trisha Thurner, with the Library, says, "The afternoon there is a Fun Club happening," says The Reading Buddies program runs every
Summer Program books are in really good shape and a lot of them Thurner. The programming includes Science Club, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday pairing little
Lego Club, Art Club, Comic Book Club, and buddies with big buddy volunteers who are still in
Join us this summer for exciting and fun are donations from people. The clearance sale is
activities for children ages 5-12! We offer out by donation so with any monetary donation you Manga. "Every Friday is still our games night here school to help younger readers keep up the skills
of town and local field trips, as well as crafts, can choose as many books as you would like." at the Library." they've learned over the summer. Older kids who
sports, and baking. It's a great way to get books to read over the Head Librarian Helen Prosser, adds, "We are feel comfortable in their reading skills are
summer months. Stop in and pick out your books doing a bingo where readers can win a prize. It welcome to sign up and join as a big buddy.
We will be taking trips to Leaman before someone else gets the ones you are looking goes until September 30, as a summer project, Drop in at the Library every Friday from 2 p.m.
Exchange, Launch Pad, Telus World of for. with a chance to win an iPad Mini. We also have until 8 p.m. to use their huge collection of board
Science, Whitecourt Rotary Park, and "We have the same dream-team as we had last our Art Exhibit up "Out To Alberta". games plus free popcorn and a movie at 6 p.m.
Wilmore Park!
year for our summer reading programs. We "During our Science Literacy week in Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. is Story
To register your child, please contact the club lucked-out and got back Niki Luymes and Sam September I have booked the Drumheller Tyrrell Time, a perfect program for little readers to
by phone at (780) 723 7240 or by email at Pelkey. They were both in charge of last year's Museum through the smart board, and around that develop a love of reading by getting them engaged and involved in a story.

Burger Booth

Come support the Boys & Girls Club by visiting
our Burger Booth at the Summer Festival on
July 12-14, 2017! Proceeds from sales go
towards supporting the Club and the programs
that we offer!

Proud Sponsor of the

Edson Boys & Girls Club

ANCHOR Niki Luymes, Trisha Thurner, and Helen Prosser beside a huge

donation and you can bring home plenty of reading over the summer Mom during Wildwood School's Kindergarten "Here I Come!"
The 5040 3rd Avenue 780-723-5787 assortment of books that are looking for new homes. All it takes is a Matthew Huang is drawing and colouring a picture of himself for his
months. photo Deanna Mitchener orientation evening held recently.

Devin Butts is all done grade two at the Evergreen School Hayden Anderson is seven and a half years old, just finished
and looking forward to summer holidays. Devin says, "I enjoy off grade two at the Evergreen School. Hayden says "I really
going outside and playing at recess time. My favorite thing enjoy art class the best at school, and I want to be a singer
to eat is salmon, and I like the color orange. I have been when I grow up. Ham and pineapple pizza is my favorite
playing soccer and I'm signing up for hockey this fall. I have food, purple is the best color in the whole world. I have
one older brother and one older sister, it can be fun being three little sisters, and we all hope to go on a vacation this
the youngest." summer."

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