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Part of the bigger picture My MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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Remembering heroes ViewPoint
Unpaid leave to On February 24 students by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously in Edson, and across and outside of school. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative Canada, were urged to From the But reminders are not
wear pink shirts as part of Publisher’s Desk enough on their own to
an anti-bullying campaign Dana McArthur bring an end to the age old Alberta organ and tissue
called “Pink Shirt Day”. problem of bullying. donation –registry agent launch
Bullying is a conscious, willful, deliberate, Bullying is a complex
hostile, and repeated behaviour by one or more multi-level problem, and in order to address
people, which is intended to harm others. It can these negative behaviours, solutions will also
take on many forms including physical, verbal, need to be on multiple levels. Rob
emotional, cyber, and peer exclusion. Even today, with the added awareness, every
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As parents we worry about our children being seven minutes someone is bullied on a Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
bullied and schools can be the place where playground in Canada, according to
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It is not the new government's fault that they are in
Merrifield ADDRESS power, it is their democratic right. I will not forget not. But I will say that I have lived in Alberta for 80 debate for Bill 6 despite Red Hat
years, and it has improved beyond my wildest
I cherish our democratic process of electing people to
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead POSTAL CODE represent me in whatever capacity they have been those who have given their life defending that right. imagination. Wildrose MLAs tabling a
petition signed by over
elected to –be it large or small. I also believe that once World War ll was fought because someone thought his There is no doubt in my mind that it will continue to by Craig McArthur
PHONE elected, that representative deserves the respect they way of thinking was superior to all others, and it was improve and be one of the best places in the world to 30,000 Albertans who are
have earned –that's democracy. not. live. against the bill.
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Ph: (780) 723-5787 Email: anchorwk@telusplanet.net Letter to the Editor: diesel costs. followed by wind and solar power. Wind and solar to fix long-term care: Eggen
Letter to the Editor Policy 5040 3rd Ave., Edson, Alberta People are using Germany and the Netherlands as
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor. (corner of 51st Street & 3rd Avenue) power do not produce enough income to replace
All letters are published at the discretion of the editor- I was chosen to take part in a conference call March examples of green energy use. Germany is building themselves. With the next technology that is available The Weekly Anchor
publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity, length 3, 2016 along with probably everyone else. The caller new plants for heat and power fired with imported and coal fired plants are just as clean as natural gas fired Member of the
and libel. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the identified himself as my MLA, Mr. Oneil Carlier. I brown coal which has low BTU values and high plants. Edson & District Chamber &
policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must bear the guess he could be just as lost as the rest of the party. I emissions. Solar accounts for about 4% of the total Using the NDP program of solar power energy it Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber
name of the writer and include the address and telephone Views & News thought my MLA was Mr. Rosendahl who seems to be power generation and just in selected areas. Solar would be cheaper to convert everything to $5 bills and
number, which will not be published. conspicuously absent from our area. I listened to a power is the second most expensive next to biogas. set them on fire for heat and light.
by Deanna Mitchener
very hyper rant about shutting down the coal industry. These installations have been declining in Germany When coal fired plants are prematurely shut down
He guaranteed a smooth transition for the miners and since 2011. Half of the country's solar jobs have been the taxpayers will be on the hook for decommissioning
power plant operators to other jobs. This sounds like lost since then. The reason is financial cost and the of plants, loss of future profits to the power companies
more NDP hocus pocus as no one can guarantee jobs lack of yearly government money (read taxpayers and capital costs of their plants (shades of Ontario –
unless all of these people will be assimilated into the money). billions of taxpayers dollars lost for a government's
The U.S. exports 6.1 million tonnes of coal to the
fantasy dream – see “Ontario natural gas power plant
civil service. Then where do the wages come from?
Jim Eglinski Letter to the Editor This call got so ridiculous that I just hung up. Netherlands yearly. Now what do they do with it? A scandal”). There is also the cost of construction of
hint – they are not making wooden shoes with it. In the
new natural gas fired plants to be considered.
A few years ago the B.C. government wanted to build
The supposed problems with coal fired plants
MP Yellowhead a natural gas power plant in the Fraser Valley. The Netherlands solar power accounts for .39% of power envisioned by the NDP and other green are not been Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
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generation. They also recover heat from cooling warm
residents put a stop to it. A power plant was built three
miles across the U.S. border, still in the Fraser Valley. milk in dairies which account for .09%. solved responsibly. The money being wasted on solar
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
So B.C. buys power from it and the residents still have A 5.3 ounce lump of hard coal will generate 1 Kwh. and wind systems should be invested in coal fired by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
a view of the plant with no controls over its emissions. 5.3 ounces of coal sells for 1 cent ($60 per tonne). systems that are economically and environmentally MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Conservative Plants can be constructed just across our borders and Three cubic feet of natural gas will generate 1 Kwh. sustainable that create long term employment.
Three cubic feet of gas today costs 2.2 cents – over
With their solar power program the NDP are adding
we will have no control over how they are operated.
iews NWT north of Great Bear Lake. NWT Power Corp twice as much as coal. to our and future generations financial misery.
A northern example of going green is Colville Lake,
The carbon tax will double the base cost of natural
gas. The above costs put coal as the cheapest and most
spent 7.8 million dollars (1.3 million subsidized by the
Tim Eaton
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generators for winter and solar panels for summer efficient. Hydro, nuclear and natural gas are next,
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