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Letter to the Editor: The constant glow of devices
Letter to the Editor: My
Remembering heroes We have become afraid of the word. And let's and would likely just breed resentment. ViewPoint

From the
Tip Publisher’s Desk face it – bored children can sometimes be less than aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
The Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
pleasant to be around. What better remedy than a
of Dana McArthur highly addictive device? technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour
So, what's the solution?
per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per
the Hat Steve Jobs was once asked, in an interview at his day. Alberta organ and tissue
We cannot make the waves of new technology
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes Community Support Services and the groups that home, how his kids liked the newest iPad. Jobs disappear, but for our kid's sake, we need to teach donation –registry agent launch
Our tip of the hat goes to Edson's Family and
replied, “We limit how much technology our kids
helped make the Family Day Unplugged Weekend use at home.” them early how to manage their technology time
Robin Campbell, MLA possible. We adults are social creatures by nature – and our safely. Rob
West Yellowhead We live in an era, for good or bad, where we can kids even more so. If we find it hard to unplug, Give kids a chance to be bored for 20 minutes –
constantly be reached by others. then how much harder is it for them? Banning they may surprise you with their amazing natural Merrifield
It is an era where we are more likely to see devices altogether for older kids would seem cruel creativity and imagination. Jim Eglinski
people with their noses buried in the glow of their Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Unpaid leave to devices, than engaged in face to face
care for seriously conversations. MP Yellowhead West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
We have become increasing media-centric,
ill relative consuming more than three hours per day on
Clean Shave an amazing experience portable devices, according to Yahoo's research. Rob
The sound of a ringtone has become a reason to
Building Canada Plan abandon the company of people we are with, in
Shaving my hair completely really know? By not wearing the exchange for an online reality. Merrifield
off back in January was an Views & News wig everyone saw. At times I felt Letter to the Editor: And where parents go, so go the kids. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
amazing experience because it by Deanna Mitchener a little uncomfortable and I The problem is overuse of technology is
opened my eyes and heart to a Rob found myself explaining to the implicated as a factor in rising rates of child
new level of helping and curious why I was bald. depression, anxiety, attachment disorder, attention Man in the
supporting those within our Merrifield But soon I found myself feeling deficit, autism, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and
community. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead more comfortable in the way I problematic child behavior. It is also linked to Red Hat
At first really wondered if I looked. What did it really matter? Letter to the Editor by Craig McArthur
could actually go through with it. I was still the same person. It developmental delays of children entering school
Then I thought I'd just buy a wig –which I did. didn't change me in any way other than I no longer age, according to the Canadian Society of
It seemed hard to do. What would people think? had hair. Pediatrics.
What about the talk behind your back? The But the response I had from within the The overuse of devices also means kids aren't
wondering if she has cancer? What about all the community, and those visiting Edson, made it oh so experiencing as many day-to-day physical and
questions and possible judging? worth it. I had a few ladies come up and ask if I had social challenges.
I had the solution for all that –my wig! I wouldn't cancer because they did and were wearing a wig. It So why is device use on the rise, even
have to worry. Just hand in the money from my gave them courage knowing that someone could surpassing TV? Maybe for the same reason –the
sponsors, a fast shave, and slap on the wig. shave their hair off and not have cancer. dreaded seven letter word 'boredom'. Independent seniors’ advocate needed
At times I wondered if I could go through with it. I Helping to raise money was one thing. Knowing
had people watching and waiting. I even had my you helped someone with cancer feel better about
own cheering section with me. How could I turn themselves was priceless! to fix long-term care: Eggen
back? Words cannot explain the warm feeling this whole
As I look back on my experience, I am glad I went experience gave me and I want to encourage others $100 million to combat family violence and child abuse
through with it. to try the 2015 Clean Shave for Cancer challenge
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And I'm even more glad I never putting on that this coming January. submitted Improve the health The investment will programming across lasting impacts on the http://www.phac- K
wig. As an added bonus you'll never have to spend MP Jim Eglinski, is and well-being of b e a d m i n i s t e r e d sectors, designed to health and mental a s p c . g c . c a / s f v - by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
The idea is raising money for cancer but it's also to time doing your hair for a few months. Plus you p r o u d o f t h e victims of violence in s u p p o r t v i c t i m s ' wellbeing of those a v f / p r o p o s a l - MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
raise awareness. If I just put my wig on who would won't be short of people wanting to rub your head. g o v e r n m e n t ' s their communities; through the Public physical and mental who are victimized by proposition/index-
Be a part of the event and I know you will come Health Agency of
announcement of a 10- Enhance access to C a n a d a ( $ 7 well-being. Examples it. We are committed e n g . p h p f o r
year, $100 million m e n t a l h e a l t h million/year) and may range from peer to ensuring the health organizations to
investment to prevent, counselling for victims Health Canada ($3 support groups to and safety of all submit applications to
detect, and combat of violence; and million/year), for a using different types of Canadians and will advance community-
family violence and Support and enhance total of $10 million physical activity to aid continue to stand up based projects that
child abuse. organizations and annually for the next in victims' recovery f o r v i c t i m s o f support victims of
“Our government is partnerships that 10 years. and healing from violence” concluded domestic violence and
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delivering on its provide integrated “This investment violence. Eglinski. child abuse and those K
commitment to stand services to will cover a wide Family violence has A 'Call for Proposals' at risk of these forms by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
up for victims,” said victims of violence. v a r i e t y o f very serious and can be found at: of violence. MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Eglinski. The Weekly Anchor
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