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Chamber plans for new ‘Summer Festival’

by Deanna Mitchener winter, we are gearing up our fire services right across schools, rural schools, are closing. They just don't
the county to get ready for what we believe could be a have the population so they keep on decreasing
March 10, Edson and District Chamber of nasty spring and summer as far as fires are throughout the province. We are pretty lucky we did a
Commerce held their monthly meeting with many concerned.” very thorough review of our schools as we wanted to
local businesses coming together to share their ideas Town councilor, Trevor Bevan spoke about Edson's make sure they are on budget. We were very pleased
on future plans. need to get a wastewater treatment plant. And on the with the results we got.”
The Chamber was updated by local officials and need for residents to get fire permits as of March 1. Joan Zaporosky, with Grande Yellowhead Public
plans for the upcoming year were discussed. Steven Bethge, communication coordinator for the School Division, said she was pleased that the A.H.
The board announced that a new Summer Festival town spoke about the business survey only getting 35 Dakin School replacement project is on target. “We
will be taking place in Edson on July 13, 14 and 15. businesses responses. Questions in the survey were also at the Rural Symposium and in great
The Summer Festival will be in place of the usual included what businesses would like to see from the discussion about how to retain our teachers, our
Sidewalk Jamboree this year due to West Coast town in relation to support, quality of service from the students and to make rural education attractive for
Amusements changing their arrangements for their town, and the perception of the business climate. families, so we can keep them in the area.”
rides. Town Councilor Bevan said he would like to see
West Coast is going from four routes down to three more business people doing these surveys as it also
reducing the communities they will be servicing. In involves the Chamber. “As a town we don't always
order to stay with West Coast, dates of the rides know or have the answers of what people need or
coming to town needed to change. With a change in want in their community.”
dates, it was decided to change to a new name as well. Gemma Christie, with Living Waters Catholic
Shawn Berry with Yellowhead County gave an School spoke about Alberta Education's Rural
update including concerns with the wildfire situation. Symposium their trusties attended in Banff. “A lot of
"With the drought last year and the lack of snow this the comments were directed at the fact that small

High profile murder cases

come before the Edson Court

by Adrienne Tait prohibiting any information that would identify the
victim or family relationships from being publicized.
Three high profile cases were on the docket at the Bailey appears via CCTV
Edson Court house on March 15. Mickell Bailey appeared once again via CCTV for
Tyrell Perron first appearance two charges of first degree murder and one charge of
Tyrell Perron made his first court appearance via second degree murder in the triple homicide of
closed circuit television from the Edmonton Remand Roxanne Berube, daughter Jazmine Lyon, and
Centre to address the charges of first degree murder, Roxanne's partner Daniel Miller.
interfering with a dead body, and possession of a Both the Perron and Bailey cases were held over for
weapon in connection with the homicide of an Edson election and plea until April 19.
teenaged girl on March 4. Vader case held over
Council requested waiving the reading of the Travis Vader was scheduled to appear in Edson court
charges in court. Judge Higgerty presided over the on March 15. Judge Higgerty acknowledged that
court and advised Perron to obtain council. A no Vader was otherwise occupied and the matter was
communication order was issued for five individuals. held over for a later date. Vader is currently in
A publication ban has been issued in the case Edmonton standing trial for first degree murder in the
deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann.


Mint Homes Ltd. Sealed Tenders for the Grand Trunk High School Renovations located in

Evansburg, Alberta will be received until 14:00 hours, Tuesday April 5 2016
at the offices of The Workun Garrick Partnership Architecture and Interior
Design Inc., Suite 1200, 10117 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 1W8.
A public opening of the tenders is scheduled for 14:05 hours, of the same
day, in the boardroom of The Workun Garrick Partnership Architecture and
Interior Design Inc.

The general scope of work included in the project is as follows:
• Interior renovations to accommodate the following:
• New Library entrance and Public Washroom
• New Student Gathering Area
• New Staff Workroom
• New Staff Lounge
• New Student Washroom
• Associated mechanical and electrical work.
Plans and specifications may be obtained upon the deposit of a $100.00
cheque per set by General Contractors and Prime Mechanical and Electrical
Contractors at the offices of The Workun Garrick Partnership Architecture
1606 Sq.Ft. 2 bedroom bungalow has great curb appeal. and Interior Design Inc., Suite 1200, 10117 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton,
The cottage and gable style roof , the cover porch with a decorative Alberta, T5J 1W8 on or after Tuesday March 15th, 2016.
post and attention to detail is what makes this home stand out. The Those contractors that are members of the Plan Deposit Guarantee Program
kitchen has a walk-in pantry, a large working island and is open to the in Edmonton do not require a deposit cheque.
living room and dining room. The living room features a gas fireplace
for those cooler days. Through the double garden doors, takes you out A pre-bid meeting will be held at Grand Trunk High School in Evansburg,
to the rear deck. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet and 4 Alberta on Wednesday March 30th, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m.
piece ensuite. The garage is a good size (24'x25'). The basement is Tenders shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of ten percent
undeveloped so you can design it the way you would like. This plan (10%) of the Base Bid submitted and a “Consent of Surety”. In addition, the
would be great on a corner lot. successful contractor will be required to provide a Performance Bond and a
Plan: 2010494 Labour and Materials Payment bond, both in the amount of fifty percent
(50%) of their tender quotation.
Member of National Home Warranty Program The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.
Phone: 780-723-2330 Director - Facility Services
Mr. Ken Baluch
Fax: 780-723-5068 Grande Yellowhead Public School Division No. 77
3656 - 1st Avenue
Email: Edson, Alberta T7E 1S8
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