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Unpaid leave to In its relentless pursuit of environmental projects, ahead of economic realities. by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously protection, seemingly at all costs, the From the Ignoring the directive now would bring Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative provincial government has continued to push Publisher’s Desk enormous fines.
forward with the Municipal Wastewater and Dana McArthur Given the cost, size, and scope of this
Storm Water Management Program. provincially mandated infrastructure Alberta organ and tissue
In the unabashed complexity of nearing $10 million. upgrade, it has undoubtedly pushed any
environmental regulations, this program is At a time of economic downturn, hopes of a Field House or Arts Centre for donation –registry agent launch
touted to bring new regulatory frameworks, municipalities like Edson have struggled to Edson, a great deal further into the future.
standards, and guidelines designed to assure avoid burdensome tax increases that What remains to be seen, however, is
environmentally acceptable wastewater. ratepayers can ill afford. So it seems rather whether forcing municipal water projects Rob
Treatment facilities are owned and operated during a recession is worth risking further
Building Canada Plan at the local level, and the new regulations have callous that the province is pushing for multi- voter ire at the provincial level. Merrifield
million dollar environmental fine-tuning
essentially outmoded Edson's current Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
wastewater treatment lagoon system that
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Fairness in Charitable Gifts Act', would have support services in their communities. It is the to fix long-term care: Eggen by Carlo Klemm
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Green plans put onus on taxpayer on this bill and below are a few excerpts from my what has transpired in Fort McMurray, Alberta, in Unfortunately, on June 8th the Liberal and New Letter to the Editor Policy
On June 7th, I spoke in the House of Commons
“I do not think anything could be clearer than
Democrat Members of Parliament voted against
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this bill. Bill C-239 would have given more
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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 the last month. Donations flooded into charities money to those who need it and less to those who All letters are published at the discretion of the editor-
do not. I firmly believe that if we had a fair tax
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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 and people donated personal money, food, rations, exemption program, as this bill was asking for, publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity, length
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and warm periods long before man and machinery of drinking water. China has about 10-15 years plants – they are taking a socialist approach. “The bill before us is a great bill for all and gas.” people would give more generously. Charities are 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 members of the House and their ridings. It would “Bill C-239 is a great initiative to level the 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 help every riding in this country. The depth and playing field. The primary motivation for donating suffering, and they need donations in order to 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 scope of the non-profit and voluntary sector in is the compassion and personal belief of most operate.
warmed up and melted the ice sheet? Geologists problem now. or industry if they cannot or do not meet the Alberta has provided a wide variety of services to people.”
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
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
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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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