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Rail safety a

concern for council

By Adrienne Tait Communications coordinator and
volunteer firefighter Steve Bethge told
The Edson town council officially council that fire department members
proclaimed April to May 3 public rail do receive special training which is
safety week which sparked a sponsored by CN.
discussion on rail safety and education “Firefighters have gone to Colorado
in Edson. to take courses,” said Bethge, “And
Councillor Janet Wilkinson asked if CN called in all area emergency
there would be any presentations or services last year to go over safety and
public education pieces planned for training.”
the week and said, “If we, as council, Emergency response plans and drills
are proclaiming it as public rail safety are scheduled for “mock” disaster
week, we should be doing scenarios as part of the training.
something.” Gomuwka used the Gainford
Councillor Jim Gomuwka said with derailment as an example of what
the concerns across the country could happen if the integrity of the
regarding transportation of crude oil line is compromised.
by rail he would consider Edson a Councillor Boyce said, “One of the
“prime location” for an event as the biggest problems is coordinating Eleanor and Gary Miller along with a large crowd enjoyed Parkland Lodge
rail runs right through town. crews. Each claims jurisdiction. It Auxiliary's annual St. Paddy's Day tea and bake sale. It was a huge success
There were two slow speed yard happened at Gainford it will happen with a large turnout that had a line-up at the bake tables waiting for 1:30 p.m.
derailments at the Edson yard last July again.” so they could buy the goodies. Like all functions it couldn't be done without
as well as the larger derailments at The purpose of the national public the help of the volunteers and the donations of baking, thanks to all who
Gainford, Peers, and Niton Junction rail safety week is to raise awareness participated. The money raised helps towards buying $25 gift cards for
over the past year. regarding reducing avoidable birthdays, flowers for the spring planting, and numerous other events for the
The Town of Edson does have incidents, injuries, and/or damage seniors to enjoy. The three door prize winners of a potted plant were Eleanor
disaster planning in place in case a caused by collisions between trains Miller, Margaret Sanders, and Maureen Fiedler.
major event occurred. and citizens at crossings.
Request for Proposals for
Professional Auditing


The Division is requesting proposals from qualified public
accounting firms (CA's, CMA’s, CGA's and CPA's) to audit its
financial statements for a four (4) year period covering the fiscal
years ending August 31, 2015 through August 31, 2018.

The audit is to cover the consolidated financial statements of the
Division along with additional audit services described in the
tender documents. These audits shall be performed in
accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards
as set forth by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

Tender Documents are available on the APC Website at:
Kaley Engram (8), Ruth Villetard (6), Ryann Markham (6) and Camryn Muri or at GYPSD Office located at
(5) enjoy hanging out together at Talisman Place on March 13 during the 3656-1 Avenue Edson, AB.
Atom A Provincials. Photo Deanna Mitchener

$100,000 excavator Dated Issued: March 6, 2015
Closing Date: April 3, 2015 @ 1:30 PM Local Time

stolen from job site CONTACT PERSON(S):
All questions concerning the request for proposal should be
directed to:
On March 17th, 2015 e x c a v a t o r w o r t h information on this or
Hinton RCMP received approximately $100,000 any other investigation Edward Latka, CMA
a complaint of stolen was stolen from the west are encouraged to Assistant Superintendent - Business Services
equipment from a job side of the job site. contact the Hinton 3656 1 Avenue
site located at the Police believe the RCMP at (780)865- Edson, Alberta T7E 1S8
corner of East River excavator was stolen 2455 or Crimestoppers Phone: 780-723-4471
Road and Willow sometime between 7:00 a t 1 - 8 0 0 - 2 2 2 - E-mail:
Creek Road. Police pm on March 9th and TIPS(8477).
were advised that a 7:00 am on March 10th. Alternate contact for any questions is Tracy Goertzen at 780-723-
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