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BMX track being replaced

by new pump track

by Adrienne Tait cyclists back around. The project was
The pump track idea approved with a budget
Edson residents may may have been sparked of $150,000 including
have noticed some work w h i l e c o m m u n i t y site preparation and the
taking place at the old services director Jim removal of the old BMX
BMX park. D e s a u t e l s w a s track.
The town is preparing researching mountain “The demolition of the
the site for a new pump bike parks as many old BMX track does
track installation. A contain dirt pump tracks. serve to make room for
pump track is a looping “I made some enquiries the pump track, but the
trail system of dirt berms with our Canadian Ramp fill is also being used in Site preparation for the new pump track has begun near the skate park. The
and rollers. The name company rep and things the water tower park. new track is scheduled to be installed by July 1. Photo Adrienne Tait
comes from the pumping kind of snowballed from We are in the midst of
motion used by the there. The Community 'rebooting' that park and
rider's upper and lower Services Board liked the will hopefully be in a multi-purpose and skill The concrete track will Should the new track
body as they move idea and town council position to apply grass development use for a ensure that upkeep is be well received and well
around the track without thought the project was a seed to it next week,” v a r i e t y o f s p o r t s kept to a minimum, have used another one may be
pedaling. Most pump good one and gave my said Desautels. including skateboarding, a long life span, and its added in the future.
tracks link a series of department the budget The Mason Series mountain biking, BMX design is thought to The pump track is
rollers to steeply bermed and the go ahead,” said precast concrete pump biking, and scooter complement the existing scheduled to be up and
corners that bring Desautels. track is designed for users. skate park. running by July 1.

County taxes unchanged for 2015

by Adrienne Tait North road, $8,421,850 for the Long Lake road, and Galloway Station and Museum) and recreation a total
$4,650,000 for the Evansburg water, sewer, and road of $11,392,388 will be received by Edson.
The county's taxes will remain unchanged in 2015 sidewalk upgrades. The Town of Hinton is set to receive $1,710,541 as
with the residential and farmland tax rate set at 2.4585 The county has budgeted $36,616,527 overall for part of their revenue sharing agreement. When the
and the non-residential rate set at 6.3658. capital transportation, roads, and bridges expenses. cost sharing operational and capital cost are taken into
Despite the county taxes remaining unchanged rate Other projects that are scheduled to be completed account a total of $2,857,641 has been budgets for
payers may still notice a change on their tax bill. this year are the Tipple Park Museum and Amenities Hinton from the Yellowhead County.
As required by the province, municipalities must building, communication tower expansion, and Contributions from Edson to the county for dispatch
collect school and senior levy requisitions. County campground improvements. and bylaw total $163,419 while Hinton contributions
residents can expect to see a .08 increase to 2.5108 for The Town of Edson is set to receive $5,131,623 as total $274,602.
the school foundation and a 0.11 increase to 0.2290 per the revenue sharing agreement to be used as In a press release, Yellowhead County Mayor
for the Evergreen foundation as the levies increase needed. When combined with the cost sharing Gerald Soroka said, the budget, “Reflects council's
from $1,104,036 to $2,168,074 for the Evergreen agreements for operation and capital expenses for determination to create a balanced budget while
foundation and to $22,570,731 from $21,407,518 for fire, sewer (including $4,000,000 for the west end considering various long-term capital projects,
the provincial school tax. sewer line project), solid waste, FCSS, airport, bylaw, current community programs, and day-to-day
Major capital projects that are included in the 2015 historical and culture facilities and programs (such as operational requirements while not increasing the
county budget are $14,651,400 for the Wildwood the Edson and District Public Library and the municipal tax rate.”

We wish to thank the following

for their contribution to the

Yellowhead Emergency Shelter’s

21st annual Spaghetti Dinner.

Jasper Edson Coldwell Banker Maximum Work Gear
Bearberry Photo & Canadiana Artic Truck Parts D.A.M. Mechanics Mid-West Glass Hinton
Bearfoot In The Park Bannister Chevrolet Danielle Opsteen - Scensty Old Entrance B & B Cabins
Bear's Paw Bakery Divine Elements Dig that Stitch / Bill McDonald Oui Print
Bombshell Boutique Edson Bowl Exhale Massage Power Up Fitness
Café Mondo/El Mundo Loco Edson Chrysler Dodge Freson Bros Hinton Hill Ray Gauthier
Chaba Theatre Fineline Stationery Gateway Wellness Centre Rocky Mountain Quilters
Coquihalla Gifts Funky Fork Greg Lavallee Royal Canadian Legion #249
Everest Outdoor Store In Your Drawers Gus' Pizza Place Subway
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Jerry Ford Hairaholic/ Pure Spa Stetson Hinton Chevrolet Buick
Famoso Neapolitan Pizza Jiffy Lube Hen House Textiles GMC
Fitzhugh Mid-West Glass Edson Hinton Municipal Library Take A Moment Massage
Jasper Brewing Co Mother Nature's Whey Hinton Plumbing and Heating Tanya Strandlund
Jasper Fitness & Aquatic Centre Pretty Little Signs and More Inter Sport The Brick
Jasper Pizza Ron's Outdoor Source for Sports King Drug and Home Care The Eagle
Jasper Rock and Jade Sharen's Ladies Fashion L & W Pizza The Old Grind
Mt. Robson Inn Shine Tech Lynda Jonson The Voice
Nutter's Shopper's Drug Mart Lisa Damboise Flamand The Wild Orchid Liquor Co.
On Line Sports and Tackle The Olive Tree M & M Meats Walmart
Papa George Restaurant Thymes Two Madsen Brothers Band Wild Mountain Music Festival
Parks Canada Yeti's Clothing Co. Michelle Brassard - Mamaroo Yellowhead Computer Solutions
Sawridge Inn Baby Yukon Sausage
Something Else Steak House Hinton Marj Zimmer Shirley Cox - Edmonton
Whistler's Inn Alberta Treasury Branch Marla Ede - Young Living With All My Heart Photography -
Cindy LeClercq Essential Oils Stony Plain

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped cook, clean, set-up and take-down.
Without you this event would not have been a success.
If we have missed anyone our sincere apology, and we thank you.

Thanks to everyone who attended our sold-out event, hope to see you next year!
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