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From the Tower has historic value
Publisher’s Desk
Dana McArthur
Writer Roy Hanson shares a special memory

Remembering heroes Editor’s note: Roy Hanson Keeping eeping
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Unpaid leave to had a popular column in Beyond the Blue I miss the sound of laughter In Touchouch
care for seriously The Weekly Anchor for many years. And the smile upon your face Beyond the Blue
ill relative by Royboy How precious are those memories by Royboy by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Editor, The Anchor At this time – here in this place. MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Hello there, The coffee pot – sits silent
Letter to the Editor The former writer for this special paper is still here. No odor – in the air
Those hands that did so much
Fifty-five years ago on June 23 was our wedding
day. Though Helen has been gone for the past four Are – no longer there. My
years now, she is much alive in the writer’s heart,
and perhaps by some of you. The mirror – still there on the wall ViewPoint
There is also fears, according So on this special day, I wrote this poem which I Placed there by your hands by Adrienne Tait
Saw it all – but tells no one
to the Wildrose, that the NDP
Building Canada Plan wish to share with all of you. I know there are many Like winds upon the sands.
who will share those moments in their story of life.
may be pulling funding for We thank the Creator of life for these precious
self-managed care. Self- moments. There is a lot more to the story, I will let The pictures that you painted
managed care allows the kids tell their own. Tell a story of their own
Tip greater flexibility in It feels good to drop by again for a short visit. The Like the true heart of the painter West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
Letter to the Editor Policy meeting individual local newspaper is like a friend stopping by to chat. That the brush strokes have shown.

The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the of needs and certainly So I will go and put the coffee on. These four walls – so silent And here today – the writer
editor. was of benefit in my You readers are such special people because you are Seem to whisper in my ear That shared his life with you
All letters are published at the discretion of the the Hat mother’s care. the backbone of the country and life itself. Love you They tell me that I'm here alone Thanks you for those special times
guys and girls. Keep the home fires burning.
editor-publisher who reserves the right to edit While I sadly shed a tear. Till we meet again – beyond the blue.
for clarity, length and libel. Letters published Roy Hanson
do not necessarily reflect the policies or beliefs
of this newspaper. All letters must bear the
Letter to the Editor Policy name of the writer and include the address and
The Weekly Anchor welcomes telephone number, which will not be published. Letter to the Editor the NDP invoking closure on Man in the
letters to the editor. debate for Bill 6 despite
All letters are published at the discretion of the editor- Clarification from local Health Care Aide with AHS Wildrose MLAs tabling a Red Hat
publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity, length petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
and libel. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the 30,000 Albertans who are
policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must Reading the Weekly Anchor of last week, I have comfortable and at ease. Filling up acute care beds DSL3 beds. What is this you may ask? DSL3 beds against the bill.
bear the name of the writer and include the address and discovered that a quote has been printed that I with our palliative clients isn't ideal either. Home are 10 beds we have been allotted to help our
Care offers these families and clients out in the
residents cope to receive 24 hour unscheduled care.
personally feel needs clarification. In regards to the
telephone number, which will not be published. county asking for a seniors lodge in the hamlet of community and county a chance to prepare in their For residents that require extra care that would be
Wildwood or if that doesn't happen pull support for own environment. All of the services are available offered at a continuing care facility but alas there are
unavailable beds there as well. Parkland lodge is very
Riding Update: the remaining Evergreens Foundation facilities and and effective through Home Care but once again at lucky to be able to offer this service as these beds are Robin Campbell, MLA
the referral of those involved.
get their own.
My name is Christie Fossheim, I am a Health Care We live in a society that is growing and remaining not always available in all 'lodge facilities'. Independent seniors’ advocate needed West Yellowhead
Aide for Alberta Health Services under Community diligent of our seniors. The Edson Home Care I have a tendency to fight for every life in my care Hello again…
Health for Edson Home Care. With several years of program covers a large county area from Baseline with honour, dignity and strength. A new larger, lodge
experience and only one of the well over 30 Road, Beta Lake, Robb, Niton Junction, Shining facility is to be built here in the town of Edson and to fix long-term care: Eggen by Carlo Klemm
professionals working Edson and area Home Care. I Bank, Marlboro, Pinedale, Wolf Creek, Peers, that has been an ongoing struggle for many years,
OP/ED would like to clarify a statement made of the Fulham and extending down every little side road in same as our previous struggle for our new hospital. I
obviously under-investigated comment of, and I between. I personally have driven them all. These feel pulling the county support for our existing The Weekly Anchor
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
quote, "Home Care is not too effective out in the residents fears are to leave their homes and Evergreens Foundation in the Edson and surrounding Member of the K
Edson & District Chamber &
county, there are just not enough workers out there." neighbours, to leave the farm that has been handed area would be a huge setback for these families and Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber
Complete and utter devastation to the rights and lives down generation to generation. To leave everything residents involved. Not to mention the time and From the by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Fall statement shows federal gov’t borrowing additional $32 billion of our seniors and those requiring home care services. they know. How do I know this to be true? Well energy it has taken to get this new larger facility Publisher’s Desk
underway. I feel it promotes a waiting game for one
Home Care is a referred service. Once a referral is
because I live it every day I go to work. The chatting,
Dana McArthur
made an assessment is done by a case manager, our the laughter, the tears and the fears. When I more hamlet, namely Wildwood, to be made
RNs, after that the client, caregivers and family have personally get up to leave to go on to the next home, promises of unattainable facilities. Support and
a decision to make whether or not to involve/accept the extended handshake, the hug, the "can you come waiting time for Edson and surrounding county has
Home Care. Referrals can come from many sources. back next week", these are what we stand for. been overwhelming, I can't imagine making a
promise to a smaller area of a new facility when those
Parkland Lodge is existing through Evergreens
Views & News Riding Update: Family, friends, medical professionals, rehabilitation Foundation. Here is another example of professionals larger centres have waited and waited and waited.
professionals are just to name a few.
by Deanna Mitchener Mr. Priestly-Wright I am stating here and now that helping to move residents along on their path of life. Supporting and investing in those existing facilities
Home Care certainly has a far positive and productive Edson Home Care is also based out of this facility. already available, this is an attainable goal.
view than that of your poorly informed statement. Are you aware Mr. Priestly-Wright that we home care On a closing note, my most important question
Home Care is designed to help people to remain in professionals work side-by-side with Evergreen staff, arises, if you feel that there just aren't enough
their homes to promote health, safety and support for residents and families from community and county? workers out there, Mr. Priestly-Wright Where do you Rob
isolation, depression and dignity. These are not The waiting list for this facility is up and down. intend on getting trained staff to run your own Conservative
isolated cases for seniors in our rural areas. Having a People have an opportunity to remain on the list and facility? Merrifield
Jim Eglinski client remain in their home rather than uprooting turn down when there is a room available or except a Christie Fossheim HCA Member of Parliament for Yellowhead iews
them and putting them into a lodge facility is not only room that is available. To be on this list is also a
unethical it is downright oppressing.
preparation of a residents future. This facility has
Guest Column by Clyde Corser
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support our seniors. We are blessed to have a 10 –
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