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Albertans sent a clear message that they were This put her party in an ideal position as a viable by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
looking for change on May 5. From the leadership choice for the many Albertans looking
In a resounding majority victory of 53 seats, Publisher’s Desk for change. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Rachel Notley and the NDP ousted the PC Dana McArthur The will of the people for new ideas, fresh faces,
government. and new hopes has placed the NDP at the
After 12 consecutive majority governments the provincial helm for the next four years. Alberta organ and tissue
Progressive Conservative dynasty has been PC's aside as a whirlwind of change whipped There is always apprehension when there’s a
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes diminished to a mere 10 seats. through the province. change in government, especially to one so new at donation –registry agent launch
The Wildrose came in strong taking the positon of Although Rachel Notley had only been the leader governing.
But that's what our democracy is all about –the
Robin Campbell, MLA Official Opposition with 21 seats. of her party for less than a year, she and her party ability to change –and that's also what makes it so Rob
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Low oil prices, combined with discontent and
ran a near flawless campaign. Notley also
West Yellowhead blame for mismanaging Alberta's wealth, swept the capitalized on the televised political debate. great. Merrifield Man in the
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Tip Local student's expedition to Ecuador Member of Parliament for Yellowhead by Craig McArthur
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I would like to send out a huge thanks to my
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All letters are published at the discretion of the editor who Volunteer Eco Students Abroad (VESA) program. Merrifield
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Writers are normally limited to one published letter per and Richard Luymes, Ryan Halterman, Michelle
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Member of Parliament for Yellowhead I participated in VESA during May 3-17, 2014.
During the first week we built bathrooms for the
families and taught English at the schools for a local
Letter to the Editor: community near Misahaulli. During the second
week of my stay, I participated in a 6 hour jungle
trek into the Amazon and had the opportunity to 2015 Canada Day
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encounters with super-sized bugs (including Shakira
and Peaches, the jungle Lodge spiders), monkeys,
and noisy roosters.
Although the work was hard, we had lots of time
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I've ever done. Although the story could go on for by GEORGE VANDERBURG
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ages, there was something that stood out about all thing that week was not the finished bathrooms but my life here in Canada. By far, Ecuador was the MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
else. The children, with so little had so much to rather the change in my heart and perspective of the most amazing and extraordinary adventure I have
offer. Amongst the living conditions, limited sanitary
The end of practices and hunger, these children still walked with world. Some where between digging 6-foot cubed ever known. It will be missed.
holes in mud, being covered head to toe in mud and
the biggest smile one could imagine, inviting the
But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace,
wearing sweat saturated cloths, I learned first hand
VESA volunteers in and embracing us as part of the
a local icon community. Going into VESA I originally felt like I that life isn't about what you have, or what you patience, kindness, goodness,
“earn” but rather it's about the compassion, love, joy
faithfulness…Galatians 5:22
was going to change lives and maybe I did a little.
and hope that pulls us through everyday of our lives.
However, it is hard to believe that I influenced their
lives more than they did mine. The most substantial I can only hope that a portion of their kindness and Sarah Murphy, Edson
gratitude may be passed on through me as I continue
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Jim Eglinski up highways around Alberta, especially around and greet with kids, parents and teachers. by GEORGE VANDERBURG
The volunteers started as early as 6 a.m. to clean
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I applaud them for their community spirit. Their
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MP Yellowhead my riding so that my part of Alberta is kept clean time and work, and that of others, makes our MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
and beautiful. Parents, teachers and students all country a great place to live.
participated in this great community effort. I had My sincere thanks go out to all volunteers
the opportunity to drive to several spots where the around Canada.”
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