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MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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Edson Healthcare Centre Auxiliary My
Remembering heroes ViewPoint
Unpaid leave to A friendly smile From the The Auxiliary also by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously can make all the Publisher’s Desk focuses a great deal of Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative difference when Dana McArthur effort on the Continuing
you're not well and Care residents helping to
for 60 years the provide entertainment Alberta organ and tissue
Edson Healthcare Centre Auxiliary has opportunities, recreational programs,
given generously of their smiles, time, and generally improving their quality donation –registry agent launch
and spirit. of life while in care.
Past and current members of the This is why we tip our hats this week
Edson Healthcare Centre Auxiliary to all the wonderful people who have Rob
gathered at the hospital recently to volunteered for the Auxiliary over its
Building Canada Plan celebrate their 60 anniversary. 60 years. Merrifield
The Auxiliary operates on the Volunteerism has been shown to be Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
generosity of volunteers and plays a good for our health. The connections
vital role supporting the hospital, with others and the acts of kindness West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
Letter to the Editor Policy patients, and their families. provide meaning and a sense of well-
Over the decades the Auxiliary, being.
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the through its fundraising efforts, has Not only does each and every
editor. Tip donated tens of thousands of dollars to volunteer have the satisfaction of Letter to the Editor Policy Rob
All letters are published at the discretion of the the Edson Hospital to help increase the knowing they've made a huge The Weekly Anchor welcomes
editor-publisher who reserves the right to edit of level of comfort and care for patients. difference in the lives of others, they letters to the editor. Merrifield
for clarity, length and libel. Letters published Some of the equipment they have also have the appreciation and Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
do not necessarily reflect the policies or beliefs the Hat donated include heart monitors, gratitude of the community and All letters are published at the discretion of the
of this newspaper. All letters must bear the families they serve. editor-publisher who reserves the right to edit for
name of the writer and include the address and portable cardiac defibrillators, blood Thank you all for making such a clarity, length and libel. Letters published do not the NDP invoking closure on
telephone number, which will not be published. pressure machines, and low air Man in the
pressure mattresses. difference to the quality of care at the necessarily reflect the policies or beliefs of this debate for Bill 6 despite
In addition to helping buy hospital and for helping create such a newspaper. All letters must bear the name of the Wildrose MLAs tabling a Red Hat
equipment, much of their work supporting and welcoming writer and include the address and telephone petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
involves helping people feel at ease atmosphere. number, which will not be published. 30,000 Albertans who are
and welcome at the hospital. against the bill.
Letter to the Editor

Riding Update: Disability Award Increase for Veterans Independent seniors’ advocate needed Robin Campbell, MLA

Views & News MP Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Index for each year back to 2006 – which is the Hello again… West Yellowhead
by Deanna Mitchener Yellowhead, is pleased to hear that veterans with Jim Eglinski year the New Veterans Charter was implemented.
a Disability Award from Veterans Affairs Canada The amount of the one-time lump sum additional to fix long-term care: Eggen by Carlo Klemm
OP/ED (VAC) will receive an additional, tax-free, lump MP Yellowhead payment will be the difference between this
sum payment. The maximum Disability Award
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is increasing from $314,723.89 to $360,000. adjusted amount and the Disability Award and/or The Weekly Anchor K
Death Benefit amount already paid.
Member of the
Edson & District Chamber &
This measure comes into effect on April 1, 2017. Canada, as well as those who received a Disability If veterans would like to manage their Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber
The Disability Award provides injured Award payment within the last two years will information online and receive communication From the by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Fall statement shows federal gov’t borrowing additional $32 billion Canadian Armed Forces members or veterans automatically get a letter explaining the amount of regarding their Disability Award increase along Publisher’s Desk
Dana McArthur
with a one-time, tax-free payment for the pain
and suffering associated with an injury or illness their additional lump sum payment by mid-April. with other benefits and services, they can register
Any veterans who received a Disability Award for My VAC Account at
resulting from military service. The Disability more than two years ago and who are not currently . Through
Award is paid in recognition of these non- receiving monthly program benefits from Veterans this on-line service, veterans will be able to
economic effects, of service-related disabilities Affairs Canada are encouraged to contact the provide information, if required, to expedite the
Riding Update: on the lives of Canadian Armed Forces members Department immediately to confirm their address additional lump sum payment. VAC will reimburse
and veterans. and banking information. eligible veterans for financial advice on how to
For those who have already received a Disability To calculate the amount of the one-time lump manage or invest the money.
Award, no application is necessary to receive the sum additional payment, the new maximum “Our veterans have served our country valiantly,
additional lump sum payment. Veterans who Disability Award amount that will go into effect on and I am pleased they will be receiving the services
received a Disability Award and are getting April 1, 2017 will be adjusted by Consumer Price and support they need, and deserve”, concluded Rob
monthly program benefits from Veterans Affairs MP Eglinski. Conservative
MLA Member of Parliament for Yellowhead iews
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