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Will bullying ever disappear? My
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Unpaid leave to On February 22 From the message to students, by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously students in Edson, Publisher’s Desk parents, and teachers. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
and across Canada,
ill relative were urged to wear Dana McArthur The day offers an

pink shirts as part important reminder as it
helps to keep public
of an anti-bullying campaign called attention focused on a problem that is Alberta organ and tissue
“Pink Shirt Day”.
so damaging and destructive within our donation –registry agent launch
As parents, we worry about our schools and society.
children being bullied, and schools However, reminders alone will not be
can be the place where bullying enough to bring an end to the age old
happens most frequently. problem of bullying. Rob
Building Canada Plan Conscious, willful, deliberate, and Bullying is a complex multi-level Merrifield
hostile bullying is a repeated problem, and in order to address these
behaviour by one or more people negative behaviours, solutions also Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
intended to harm others. It can take on need to be on multiple levels. West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
Letter to the Editor Policy many forms, including physical,
verbal, emotional, cyber, and peer Parents play a key role in teaching
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the exclusion. children how to be inclusive,
editor. Tip Even with the added awareness in empathetic, and how to deal with Rob
All letters are published at the discretion of the recent years, every seven minutes feelings without becoming aggressive. Letter to the Editor Policy
editor-publisher who reserves the right to edit of someone is bullied on a playground in And school communities that have The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor. Merrifield
for clarity, length and libel. Letters published Canada, according to focused on helping to promote Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
do not necessarily reflect the policies or beliefs the Hat inclusion, respect, and empathy have All letters are published at the discretion of the
of this newspaper. All letters must bear the Pink Shirt Day is a reminder to been the most successful at reducing
name of the writer and include the address and parents, teachers, and students of just bullying behaviours. editor-publisher who reserves the right to edit for
NOTLEY CALLS ALBERTANS UPSET ABOUT THE CARBON telephone number, which will not be published. how critical it is to ensure that our Can we ever get rid of bullying clarity, length and libel. Letters published do not the NDP invoking closure on Man in the
TAX 'CHICKEN LITTLE': WILDROSE children are safe inside and outside of completely? Probably not. necessarily reflect the policies or beliefs of this debate for Bill 6 despite Red Hat

EDMONTON, AB (February 9, 2017): Premier Rachel Notley is school. This is why reducing bullying will newspaper. All letters must bear the name of the Wildrose MLAs tabling a by Craig McArthur
petition signed by over
continuing her streak of making insensitive comments towards As an annual reminder of just how always be an ongoing effort, with the writer and include the address and telephone 30,000 Albertans who are
struggling Albertans by saying those expressing concerns about the critical it is to ensure that our children whole community working together number, which will not be published. against the bill.
carbon tax are doing a “chicken little routine,” the Wildrose Official are safe inside and outside of school daily, so every child feels valued,
Opposition said today. Letter to the Editor Pink Shirt day re-emphasises this equal, and safe.

Households have seen their energy bills increase, businesses have had to
close and charities and nonprofits, who are taking care of Alberta’s most Riding Update: Robin Campbell, MLA
vulnerable, have said they don’t know how they’re going to absorb OP/ED Independent seniors’ advocate needed West Yellowhead
increased costs due to the carbon tax .
Views & News Provincial Gov’t slams door on Albertans' outdoor pursuits Hello again…
by Deanna Mitchener
Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said Notley and the NDP should can the to fix long-term care: Eggen by Carlo Klemm
laughter. Opinion: Brent Hodgson, AOHVA camping - even though they tout public input to be reclaimed before any decisions on OHV
Over the past 30 years, responsible user sessions running through to March 20, 2017. use in the Castle are finalized.
groups, such as the Alberta Off Highway This is deeply disappointing, because many If you love Alberta's outdoors, it is time to The Weekly Anchor
“It’s easy for the Premier and her MLAs to make light of Albertans who Vehicle Association (AOHVA), invested OHV users optimistically and perhaps take notice. Our wilderness is now political Member of the Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
Edson & District Chamber &
are worried about the carbon tax, but I assure you, families struggling to millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer foolishly believed that this would be the cannon fodder. Anglers, hunters, From the Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber by GEORGE VANDERBURG
pay their bills every month and businesses trying to keep their doors hours to build trails for motorized recreation in government that would work with us to build a snowmobilers, fur harvesters – we are all in Publisher’s Desk MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Fall statement shows federal gov’t borrowing additional $32 billion
open are taking this very seriously,” Jean said. “This carbon tax is Alberta. We have hauled material, built bridges more interconnected, environmentally this together. Dana McArthur
making life more difficult for Albertans and making our province less and created a sustainable trail network to sustainable and safer trail network, not just in The AOHVA, in collaboration with other
competitive. This is not a laughing matter.” ensure that responsible trail users have a safe the Castle, but throughout Alberta. Albertans have repeatedly informed the
place to ride, hike, mountain bike and When MLAs stand up and say “Healthy provincial government of our interest to
Wildrose Shadow Finance Minister Derek Fildebrandt said Wildrose is generally enjoy the wilderness of our great watersheds, sustainable resource development, rapidly develop the framework for a user-
speaking for hundreds of thousands of working families who don’t Riding Update: province. We did this without any government and responsible recreational activity are not funded, sustainable, environmentally
know how they’re going to pay their increasing bills. He said the support. mutually exclusive” (MLA Cam Westhead, responsible trail network; a system that could
Premier owes these families an apology. We believed the government agreed with our Hansard, March 10, 2016) Albertans should be not only improve Alberta's environment but
aim of limiting environmental impacts while able to take them at their word. Apparently not. also act as a significant economic driver
“The Premier’s comments are disrespectful to and completely removed Letter to the Editor encouraging safety. We believed that We will, however, stand by our word -- the through increased tourism – a model proven
from the reality faced by the majority of everyday Albertans,” responsible trail usage in the Castle could AOHVA and responsible OHV users support successful in other provinces. Rob Conservative
Fildebrandt said. “Elites might look down upon those who don't want to continue. We believed these things because the the creation of multi-use parks and we believe OHV users, and all Albertans, are ready for Merrifield
pay the carbon tax, but those people have real and legitimate concerns. Alberta government told us so, repeatedly and motorized recreation can continue in the Castle the difficult conversations the government has Member of Parliament for Yellowhead iews
The Premier owes them an apology.” in writing. if it is managed properly. called for but make no mistake -- we want to Jim Eglinski MLA
Then, with the stroke of a pen, Premier That's why we're calling on the government see some meaningful action out of them rather Eric Rosendahl Guest Column by Clyde Corser
Notley decided Albertans could not use any of to work with AOHVA to determine what trails than political posturing at our expense. MP Yellowhead
the trails in the Castle area. Just like that. And should be revitalized and which ones may need We're ready to do our part, are you Minister?
we expect these land use parameters are to be
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