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Plans for new playground near Niton School

by Mikaela Kuefler playgrounds in some areas. We approached them the school.
to see if they would be able to work with us to The school hopes to have the playground
Niton Fundraising Society, Grande Yellowhead develop a playground that would be suitable for installed late spring or early summer after the
Public School Division, and Yellowhead County both the community, the school, and for visitors. ground is cleared and the old playground is
are planning the installation of a new playground In terms of expanding their Green Plan, they're upgraded.
beside the Niton Central School. working it into an area where it has the best bang Upgrades include updating the drainage issue,
The school is hoping that, “The County will do for its buck," said Easson. replacing the tire swing with a new tire swing or
the installation of the playground or will hire The playground will be located behind the a swivel swing, changing out the borders, and
someone to install it. The school division will school's gymnasium and will run along the line putting in new sand.
take over some of the maintenance of it," said of the current fire lane. "We will be using lots of community volunteers
Sheila Easson, a member of the Playground "It won't interfere with the fire lane in any way to help," said Easson.
Committee and the Community Recreation and will be chained off so cars can't have access. The County already has property and resources
Board. The place we'll be putting the new playground on Niton School property, such as the outdoor
The decision was made to approach the County will be benefitting both the students in the swimming pool.
when the school was considering upgrading their school, who are probably the bulk of the users, "The pool is on school property but is run
current playground. kids coming from swimming lesson, or people through the County. The Library is in the same
"We knew that Yellowhead County was looking stopping by," said Easson. situation. We already have some joint use
through its Green Space plans. They were also The school also plans to revamp the area agreements through them," said Easson.
looking at potentially doing some new behind the school, such as changing the fire lane Yellowhead County will vote on moving ahead
access and removing some of the fence behind with the plans at their next Council Meeting at
the Edson Office on March 28.
Backyard Composting course Remember to drop off your

coming to Wildwood donations for the

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backyard composting. County Office in Wildwood. or the Edson Food Bank
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cure and use compost. This course will have an information or to register, please contact the
in class lecture with some hands on learning, and Yellowhead County Wildwood Office at 1800- Sponsored by The Weekly Anchor
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The Kinette Club of Edson would once again like to thank the community for

their overwhelming support this Christmas Hamper Season. Every year we are
amazed and so thankful for the support we receive from our community.

Your donations of money, toys, food and volunteer hours helped to provide food

hampers for over 325 families and toy hampers for over 400 children to make
their Christmas a happy time.

We hope that we were able to thank each one of you personally in some way and

apologize for the generic thank you but there are just to many people and
companies to list this year.

Please know that each donation is very appreciated and without your support

this program would not be able to happen each Christmas.
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