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Letter to the Editor
Making us proud... Clarification from Evansburg's Main Street Market My by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Remembering heroes This Department Dear Editor, ViewPoint
Unpaid leave to week we From the to combat As a member of our local by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously tip our Publisher’s Desk the blaze as Farmer's Market from 2011 to Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Dana McArthur
ill relative hats for part of the 2016, I would like to clarify my
the Mutual Aid reasons for opening the Main
Mutual Aid Agreement that Agreement. And what an Street Market in Evansburg.
has been so successfully excellent job they did in a Farmers Markets were Alberta organ and tissue
implemented and carried difficult situation (see our started to give farm families an
out by the Town of Edson story page...). opportunity to earn some extra donation –registry agent launch
and Yellowhead County, This level of cooperation cash, by providing them with a
and their respective Fire and teamwork not only venue to sell their home grown
Departments. increases the level of safety vegetables and homemade Rob Letter to the Editor Policy
There is also fears, according A good example of this for responders when they goods in their community. The Weekly Anchor welcomes
In Evansburg, it was also a
to the Wildrose, that the NDP
Building Canada Plan was during the fire at 420 face a daunting emergency, central place for people to Zenobia Mocarski with the Evansburg Street Market serves up Merrifield letters to the editor.
may be pulling funding for Main Street, in Edson last it also puts the safety of its some tasty food including a delicious homemade borsht soup on
self-managed care. Self- month. The Yellowhead citizens above everything gather and socialize, enjoy a Saturday June 9. Zenobia is also the Community Connector Bus Member of Parliament for Yellowhead All letters are published at the discretion of the editor-
lunch and observe the coming
managed care allows County Fire Department else —and that does the and going of community Seniors & Community Transportation Coordinator. The market publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity, length
with a variety of vendors is open Saturdays from 10:00
Tip greater flexibility in was called out to assist the whole community proud. members and tourists. This was 2:00 p.m. throughout the summer and into the fall. West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
Letter to the Editor Policy meeting individual Town of Edson Fire particularly true for our seniors. photo Dana McArthur and libel. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the of needs and certainly When the market was policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must bear
editor. was of benefit in my Letter to the Editor moved to the museum some of the seniors and expressed their pleasure at having it there. Rob the name of the writer and include the address and
All letters are published at the discretion of the the Hat mother’s care. could no longer attend it because many of them A Museum is a museum. It houses the telephone number, which will not be published.
editor-publisher who reserves the right to edit no longer drive. And due to the increased artefacts of how our ancestors lived. The Merrifield
distance from their homes they found the walk
for clarity, length and libel. Letters published On a positive note... citizens of our hamlet and tourists should be Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
do not necessarily reflect the policies or beliefs there challenging, and especially those using able to see these things. The park is full on
walkers, were reluctant to cross the highway. If weekends and the doors should be open to see
of this newspaper. All letters must bear the There is so much to be positive about, so when I read they were able to get to it, some found the room this history.
name of the writer and include the address and letters to the editor that were negative, a positive one is in crowded and difficult to get around in with Main Street Market is not trying to the NDP invoking closure on
telephone number, which will not be published. order. their walkers. As a result, some of seniors no compete with any other markets. We are only debate for Bill 6 despite Man in the
Two things that are positive: longer went to the market, missing out on the trying to provide a service and some enjoyment Wildrose MLAs tabling a Red Hat
1. Thank you to all the organizations that put in such an opportunity to eat out, purchase items, and to those whose options are often limited in
effort to make Seniors Week in Edson a delightful interact with others. what they can do. petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
experience. Many expressed a desire to have a For me, it is a "pay it forward" service for 30,000 Albertans who are
2. Thanks to the Rotary Club Trail Project. downtown market that was closer to their the people who settled this area and made this against the bill.
What a pleasure it is to enjoy the peace and tranquility of
Letter to the Editor the trails and get an excellent dose of vitamins (ie. Nature). residences and more accessible for them. After country what it is. It's an action that represents
obtaining permission from the property owner,
the gratitude that I feel as an immigrant coming
Edson has a lot to be positive about! our county councillor, and from adjacent to Canada after WWII with nothing, for the
business owners to be able to use their running way of life and all the many opportunities that
Riding Update: ALBA MIHAJLOVICH water and bathroom facilities, finding vendors this country gave me. Robin Campbell, MLA
who wanted to locate downtown, and having a
It is one small way that I can give
Edson Food Handling Safety Certificate for myself, something back to the people that created this Independent seniors’ advocate needed West Yellowhead
we opened the market. People have supported it community. Hello again…
to fix long-term care: Eggen by Carlo Klemm

Response to Weekly Anchor’s column published June 12 The Weekly Anchor Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
Member of the
Edson & District Chamber &
Eric Rosendahl, MLA for West Yellowhead 131 per cent increase in activity according to industry Our NDP government passed workplace legislation Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber
figures. this session that hadn't been updated since 1988. This From the by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Since our government's farm safety legislation came new legislation finally moves Alberta into the Publisher’s Desk MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
The practical measures your NDP government has Canadian mainstream after decades of inaction by the
taken to help create good jobs, protect education, into effect, twice as many workers and their families former conservative government. This new Dana McArthur
have been able to access support when they have been
health care, social services and community supports injured. This legislation has made a huge difference! legislation will establish fairer rules for both
are getting results. In BC statistics have shown that fatality rates have employees and employers that support a growing
Between low oil prices and a weakened economy, been reduced by these types of laws and we expect to economy.
we know Albertans have been feeling the pressure, see similar changes in Alberta over the coming years. Instead of knocking down the progress being made,
from our biggest cities to our smallest towns. I know We have created a balance between safety for farmers, let's recognize good news when we see it. Housing
Riding Update: these are tough times, especially for those who have ranchers and employees and protecting the unique starts are continuing to rise, up over four per cent
lost jobs. However, the economy is stabilizing and needs of our communities. from last year, as well as retail sales, exports and
signs of recovery are becoming clearer. Our Premier Rachel Notley went to bat for everyday drilling. Not to mention the Conference Board of
I am ensuring our government keeps its promises to Albertans against power companies holding Power Canada reports that Alberta will outperform all
Albertans by creating good construction jobs through Purchase Arrangements (PPAs) with power generating provinces with the fastest growing provincial Views & News
building new schools, transportation infrastructure companies. Since the PPAs took effect, the PPA economy this year. Our real GDP is forecast to
projects, reclaiming orphan wells putting nearly 1,700 Buyers have raked in profits—up to $10 billion. But increase by 3.3 per cent this year. by Deanna Mitchener Rob
people back to work in the energy industry. now that electricity prices are at historic lows, these There is still a lot of work we need to do but it is Conservative
For example, the latest jobs report suggests an power companies want to offload these now important that we celebrate all the steps that the NDP Merrifield
economic recovery is taking place because unprofitable PPAs and leave consumers with the bill. government has taken to make life better all
employment in the province increased by 41,000 That is why our government took legal action. These Albertans. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead iews
positions (+1.8 per cent) on a year-over-year basis. companies made billions under rules created by the We are leading, through these efforts, to create a Guest Column by Clyde Corser
We will not make a bad situation worse with deep previous government and Albertans should not be fairer and more prosperous future for Albertans.
cuts, such as a $3.5 billion cut like the conservatives expected to bail them out now that energy prices are
want, which would impact services, take money out low.
of the economy and put more Albertans out of work.
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