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Unpaid leave to by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously Like a scene From the wince. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative out of Publisher’s Desk In the meantime,
Groundhog Day paving crews have
the repetition of Dana McArthur been out
street repairs resurfacing 2 and Alberta organ and tissue
along the highway through Edson 4 Avenues in what seems like such donation –registry agent launch
began …again. a haphazard way it's difficult to
As every Edsonite knows, perceive any rationale at all. They
painfully well, the highway simply seem to skip over large Rob
through Edson has been in abysmal sections consisting mostly of
Building Canada Plan condition. The highway in both patched or open holes, to continue Merrifield

directions through town was often fresh pavement several hundred Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
looking more like something you'd yards down the road.
Weekly Anchor expect in a third-world county. With the province spending West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell

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around the sunken manhole covers
resurfacing through Edson.
NAME the Hat along 2 Avenue with uncanny After all, the Yellowhead is a Conservative
Rob ADDRESS precision. Out-of-town vehicles major highway through Alberta, the NDP invoking closure on iews Man in the
Merrifield POSTAL CODE simply crashed into every manhole and Edson is one of the busiest debate for Bill 6 despite Guest Column by Clyde Corser Red Hat
with a bone-jarring impact that
towns west of Edmonton.
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead PHONE made the local drivers behind Wildrose MLAs tabling a
In between two new patches of resurfaced road on 4th ave, is this petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
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This new carbon tax was pushed down our retail stores. enforces Bill 6 (Farm Act). Also, the $1
throats with a great amount of sarcastic smiles I guess they are trying to make solar panels million being paid to a U.S. company to The Weekly Anchor
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tremendous favor. Edson & District Chamber &
The carbon tax is supposed to cut down on These conditions are similar to the Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber by GEORGE VANDERBURG
They are selling the tax as revenue neutral. But
Letter to the Editor if you take it for what it really means to us, not private vehicle usage. Does this mean that the depression in the thirties with high costs, no MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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jobs, and a government similar to Prime
Green plans put onus on taxpayer only will there be increases at the pumps, on an hourly basis to serve Peers, Edson, Minister R.B. Bennet who gave us the “Bennet Letter to the Editor Policy
NDP is going to provide electric buses that run
heating our homes, and electricity, but
Buggy”. As there was no gas, people removed
Marlboro and other smaller communities, plus
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor.
hardware, or any retail business.
We cannot deny climate change. What is in misses the biggest problem we will face long before When the NDP dictates how they want to shut everything we buy at the grocery, clothing store, schedule service to places of employment? They the motors from vehicles to reduce the weight All letters are published at the discretion of the editor-
and then hitched horses to them.
could put in buses to enable operators to service
question is what is causing it. The earth has had cold the world heats up enough to harm us. We will be out down their chosen industry – coal fired power They will all pass this tax on to the consumer. oil company properties. But wait a second. They We will have a “new democrat” pulled by 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 of drinking water. China has about 10-15 years plants – they are taking a socialist approach. We will pay in excess of 5% on everything we want the oil industry to die, and this tax will horses, fuel efficient, and with the benefit of policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must bear the
appeared. 15,000 years ago Edson was covered with before they will have polluted all their fresh and salt Instead they should be there to set emission goals buy. By the time the dust settles we will have help. name of the writer and include the address and telephone
a 1000 foot deep ice sheet. The glaciers we see water. The Middle East has a water shortage. Closer and standards for the industry to meet. The $900 heating and $900 power bills each month, political output. number, which will not be published.
today are the remains of this ice sheet. What to home the United States has a serious water decision to shut down would be on the coal plants Another waste of money is the $40,000 (+/-)
warmed up and melted the ice sheet? Geologists problem now. or industry if they cannot or do not meet the plus a minimum carbon tax increase of 5% at per day to the group that goes around and Tim Eaton
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 Jim Eglinski
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 MP Yellowhead
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deemed to be methane emitters, so they have to go. as these systems cannot generate enough revenue to or compensation paid for by the U.S. taxpayer. Website: family-operated Dana McArthur
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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
all, these are a renewable resource. can see a return on their money. They will not invest Craig & Elaine McArthur
“Green” people will have to walk to protests as we any great amount just for a warm and fuzzy feeling. in Memory Sue Ann Common Cindy Weisser Sonia Roy Dawn Matheson Adrienne Tait Deanna Mitchener
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would have no fuel for their jets or lube for their All industries have been getting their acts together. Representative Layout Administration
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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