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Canada 150 marks My MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne

Remembering heroes ViewPoint
Unpaid leave to by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously a unique celebration Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative

Canada celebrates its unite to form the Alberta organ and tissue
150th Centennial from From the Province of Canada.
Letter to the Editor June 21 through July 3 Publisher’s Desk It was the four donation –registry agent launch
Dana McArthur
this year. And Canada provinces of Ontario,
150 will be celebrated Quebec, Nova Scotia
in Edson and throughout Yellowhead and New Brunswick that composed the Rob
There is also fears, according County on July 1. new Dominion of Canada. The rest of the
to the Wildrose, that the NDP
Building Canada Plan But how you add up Canada's age may provinces and territories joined over time. Merrifield
may be pulling funding for depend on more than just its Canada patriated its Constitution in 1982
self-managed care. Self- Confederation. Many Indigenous people gaining its sovereignty, and enacted the Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
managed care allows count it from the last 10,000 years or so. Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Tip greater flexibility in West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
Letter to the Editor Policy meeting individual But what Canada 150 does marks is the Dominion Day was soon renamed Canada

The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the of needs and certainly beginning of a federation. The term Day.
Canada 150 will be a celebration like no
Confederation only caught on later. But
editor. was of benefit in my whatever word you choose, it represents other and highlights the evolution of our Letter to the Editor Policy Rob
All letters are published at the discretion of the the Hat mother’s care. the birth of a new nation and marks the country from its Indigenous roots to the The Weekly Anchor welcomes
editor-publisher who reserves the right to edit 1999 separation of Nunavut from letters to the editor. Merrifield
for clarity, length and libel. Letters published events that created it. All letters are published at the discretion of the editor- Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
do not necessarily reflect the policies or beliefs The Dominion of Canada, as recorded Northwest Territories —and the Canada publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity, length
of this newspaper. All letters must bear the in the British North America Act of we know today that came to fruition. and libel. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the
name of the writer and include the address and 1867, unified the colonies including the Each year is a turning point in our policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must the NDP invoking closure on
telephone number, which will not be published. Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and collective history and the future is as wide bear the name of the writer and include the address and debate for Bill 6 despite Man in the
New Brunswick. The Act of Union in open as Canada spaces. So, let's get out telephone number, which will not be published. Wildrose MLAs tabling a Red Hat
1840 saw Upper and Lower Canada and help celebrate all that we are. petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
30,000 Albertans who are
against the bill.
Letter to the Editor

Riding Update: Independent seniors’ advocate needed Robin Campbell, MLA

West Yellowhead
I'm not sure where to begin, as this past Fathers Two more thanks I need to say. One to my boss Hello again…
Day Weekend my husband turned 60 on June 17. Views & News at the Weekly Anchor (Dana McArthur) for taking
No big deal, right? But it was a big deal to my by Deanna Mitchener me under his wing and giving me this wonderful to fix long-term care: Eggen by Carlo Klemm
OP/ED husband Richard and to myself. It was tough at opportunity to work for the paper. It is through
times keeping it a secret with so many family and working for the Weekly Anchor that I have gotten The Weekly Anchor
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
friends traveling from all over the countryside to the variety of music he played and all the special to know so many people in and around the area. Member of the K
Edson & District Chamber &
make this a very special birthday for him. requests he took from the crowd. People were up That opportunity has led to some great From the Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber by GEORGE VANDERBURG
I must first thank everyone that traveled so far dancing, singing along, playing the spoons in time friendships and really seeing what goes on in and MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Fall statement shows federal gov’t borrowing additional $32 billion to get here, some traveling 10 and 12 hours. to the music. Even a young nephew got into around our community. Publisher’s Desk
Everything seemed to fall into place and it was a playing the spoons. Fun times and many great It is also through the Weekly Anchor that I have Dana McArthur
total surprise, so much that it overwhelmed him to memories where made this year thanks to had the pleasure to be on the board for the Edson
tears. everyone that attended. and District Chamber of Commerce. I have had
I would like to send out a special thank you to Of course our brother in-law Kelvin Gieselman such a wonderful opportunity to meet so many
Chad Kowalchuk, Chris Valliere-Kowalchuk and from Saskatchewan is a family entertainer at great business people.
Riding Update: Dorothy Kowalchuk for preparing, cooking and every family function we go to. So it went without It was the Chamber where I first met Chris
serving a delicious barbeque steak meal for our saying that he had to roast the birthday boy with a Valliere-Kowalchuk, who was the president at the
crew of 100. The three of them normally do not few items he thought Richard may need time. He and other Chamber members were just
cook and cater, but after seeing some of the throughout his golden years. It was priceless, you such an inspiration that I found myself helping out
yummy meals Chad has prepared and posted on had to be there to see the whole thing unfold, it and volunteering more in the community myself.
his social media page, I just had to ask if he would was just too funny. Then the nieces that came up That being said, another thank you to Rob Rob
be willing to cook for my husband's birthday. He to say a few words, and had me in tears. Tears of Pettersen, Sales and Marketing Representative for Merrifield Conservative
loves to cook and of course he said yes (sure a
joy though hearing just how much Uncle Koo-
Jim Eglinski sweet man). Then when I mentioned he would be Koo has meant over the years. He defiantly has Secure Energy Services, for the use of their large Member of Parliament for Yellowhead iews
barbeque and trailer for the Kowalchuk cooks.
left some lasting impressions on us all. Happy
cooking for around 100 people, I thought it may
Thank you all so much. Without all of you, this
Guest Column by Clyde Corser
MP Yellowhead scare him away, but not a chance. He was up for Birthday Richard Mitchener. We all wish you past great weekend wouldn't have been possible.
many more birthdays to come.
the challenge.
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the whole meal was and wanted to know where I
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