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A green-wrapped PST? My MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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Remembering heroes ViewPoint
Unpaid leave to The NDP's carbon tax This means higher property by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously proposal, loosely From the taxes, more expensive Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative outlined in the Alberta groceries, home furnishings
budget, has sparked a Publisher’s Desk and electronics, the list goes
great deal of controversy. Dana McArthur on and on.
This came as no surprise Will rebates cover all these Alberta organ and tissue
as a good deal of the hidden cost increases? donation –registry agent launch
budget sparked some controversy. Not likely.
Alberta's credit rating was downgraded for the We had the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age,
second time in recent months since the NDP and now we are in the Plastic Age. Petroleum is
announced they are removing their own debt the key component in almost everything we Rob
ceiling legislation. Moody's Investor Service manufacture, ship, create, use, and enjoy. It's not
Building Canada Plan announced a downgrade to double A1 from triple like we can turn the clock back. Discontinuing it Merrifield

A. Forecasts are for a $58 billion debt by 2019. would be like telling someone in the Iron Age to Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
But getting back to the carbon tax, starting on
Weekly Anchor Jan. 1, 2017, gasoline taxes will rise from stop using iron! So we're stuck paying the joking West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
(if not literal) breathing tax.
The government says the carbon levy will be
Mail Subscription 4.49¢/L to 6.73¢/L. Diesel tax will go from 5.35 reinvested into green technology. But tell that to
¢/L to 8.03¢/L; natural gas tax will increase
If you would like to receive your Anchor by mail, from 1.011 $/GJ to 1.517 $/GJ; and Propane tax the hotel and tourism industry with questions as Rob
please fill out the subscription form below: Tip will increase from 3.09 ¢/L to 4.62 ¢/L. to why the Tourism Levy was funneled directly
1 year subscription: $35.00 (+GST) When coal fired electricity plants begin to be into the government's general revenue. Merrifield
Seniors $30.00 (+GST) of phased out you can count on more changes. Low So is the Carbon Tax (which taxes almost Letter to the Editor Member of Parliament for Yellowhead

NAME the Hat cost electricity from these coal power plants will everything directly or indirectly) just a PST in a Conservative
no longer be available. With natural gas as the
more palatable green package?
Rob ADDRESS main source of electrical generation, its price, Dub it the CST, the Green PST or whatever Putting someone the NDP invoking closure on iews Man in the
Merrifield POSTAL CODE and the related carbon tax are going to add up name you choose. Greenhouse gas emissions will first gives meaning debate for Bill 6 despite Guest Column by Clyde Corser Red Hat
be reduced as a result of the tax –right? Well, just
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead PHONE As manufacturers, shippers, suppliers, and even how much, the government isn't saying –or Wildrose MLAs tabling a
municipalities will have to pay more for fuels, it simply doesn't know. petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
PAYMENT __VISA __MASTERCARD will affect just about everything we purchase. To the Editor/Anchor; 30,000 Albertans who are Views & News
against the bill.
__ INTERAC __ CHEQUE God endows everyone with a conscience and by Deanna Mitchener
RETURN TO: The Weekly Anchor, imagination. He pulls the strings tight, at times, to
make us use these gifts. What an incredible place
Box 6870, Edson, Alberta, T7E 1V2 Letter to the Editor this world is when these attributes leap into action!
or email A disaster like the Fort McMurray fire inspires us
THE WEEKLY ANCHOR Is Hydro Project a Turning Point to think. Humanity is at its best when it realizes it is
Ph: (780) 723-5787 Email: not in control! Does not, 'loving our neighbours as Independent seniors’ advocate needed
5040 3rd Ave., Edson, Alberta ourselves', putting someone else first, inject Hello again…
(corner of 51st Street & 3rd Avenue) or a Tipping Point? meaning/purpose into our lives?
Isn't it unbelievable that everyone exited Fort to fix long-term care: Eggen by Carlo Klemm
wind habitually blow at night. If you and your NDP McMurray , even amidst walls of fire, without
I read with interest the reports in several West government plan to “weed us off the coal system so serious injury or death? Even our fire fighters so far The Weekly Anchor
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Yellowhead media outlets of Turning Point to speak”, from where will Canyon Creek draw the have been protected. Thank God! Member of the K
Generation's (TPG) planned Canyon Creek hydro off-peak baseload power now inexpensively Just who are we praying to when we say our Edson & District Chamber &
energy storage project (HESP) announced at our delivered by coal? Anticipating your only logical thoughts and prayers are with you? Mother Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA's office recently. Turning Point spokesman answer: natural gas, does it make sense to you to fire nature/earth certainly has nothing to say…Prayer is Jim Eglinski MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Green plans put onus on taxpayer Eric Rosendahl said, “we're looking for renewable hill, when those same turbines can be fired up during like to control. God is unknown except as a MP Yellowhead
Jeff Wearmouth called it “a first for Alberta” and
prohibited in our schools, and other milieus that we
up natural gas turbines at night to pump water up a
energy contracts that will help feed the grids to weed
profanity. Perhaps science holds the answer…Some
the day to supply peak demand directly, alongside
It is true that HESP's provide an environmentally
know it! Small consolation or answers there.
Mr. Wearmouth has stated that TPG's $200 million
We cannot deny climate change. What is in misses the biggest problem we will face long before When the NDP dictates how they want to shut us off the coal system so to speak.” wind and solar? chemicals had a party and became everything as we
question is what is causing it. The earth has had cold the world heats up enough to harm us. We will be out down their chosen industry – coal fired power friendly, efficient, cost effective, and low project “has not sourced any public funding, Human life is sacred and we are accountable with
and warm periods long before man and machinery of drinking water. China has about 10-15 years plants – they are taking a socialist approach. maintenance means of storing surplus energy, and including grants, to get the project off the ground.” what we do with it. Why? It is because the Master
appeared. 15,000 years ago Edson was covered with before they will have polluted all their fresh and salt Instead they should be there to set emission goals appropriately situated are likely the best alternative As an Alberta and Yellowhead County taxpayer I Creator (the God of the Bible) designed it that way.
a 1000 foot deep ice sheet. The glaciers we see water. The Middle East has a water shortage. Closer and standards for the industry to meet. The we presently have to address the overwhelming would like to know at what point your company will Hence, with the conscience we are gifted with, it
today are the remains of this ice sheet. What to home the United States has a serious water decision to shut down would be on the coal plants problems of intermittent wind and solar power apply for public funding, including grants and/or becomes self evident to us all whether we admit it
warmed up and melted the ice sheet? Geologists problem now. or industry if they cannot or do not meet the generation. operating subsidies for your Canyon Creek project? or not. When we live life His way; all of a sudden
have confirmed there have been at least three ice The NDP are going to perform a magic act I am standards. When dictated flatly to shut down any Canyon Creek may be the first such project for Without low cost coal-fired baseload power or grants we gain a perspective, a purpose and meaning in
ages in the past. sure. They want to diversify the economy but they industry, the onus is on the taxpayer to make up TPG, but it is not the first for Alberta – TransAlta and subsidies how will you recharge your reservoir life. We put ourselves in someone else's shoes
because we relate; we are together in this. Everyone
If we get rid of all vehicles and everything that don't know how or to what. Anyone with a hare- the lost revenue and lost capital investments. The has operated one for more than fifty years at its and your profit margins? of us needs a neighbour and a Saviour!
uses oil, not much would change as far as global brained scheme will be approaching the government taxpayers lose again. Brazeau plant south of Lodegepole. Both the
proposed Canyon Creek and Brazeau plants generate
warming is concerned. But our lives would be very for a subsidy. How will any investor put money into For example one of the largest engine power for peak demand and are recharged during Sincerely, Yours thankfully and prayerfully,
much affected for the worse. For example, we have solar energy or wind power when the return on manufacturers, Caterpillar, has stopped making Cat periods of low demand. In Alberta, painted with Clyde Corser, President Wildrose West Yellowhead Lewis and Jane Elzinga
to have clothing. The answer given – to be green – investment is a minus figure. Or are we going to engines for trucks as they cannot meet U.S. very broad strokes, peak demand occurs in winter, Constituency Association
is to use wool and cowhides. Sheep and cattle are make sure they make a profit with huge tax subsidies emission standards. This was done with no buyout on weekdays and during the late afternoon/early
deemed to be methane emitters, so they have to go. as these systems cannot generate enough revenue to or compensation paid for by the U.S. taxpayer. evening (AESO & Enmax). Both HESP's pump The Weekly Anchor 5,868 Audited Published by: 422247 Alberta Ltd. Canadian
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require lubrication for their bearings. I guess we will done their way right now. These changes will happen storage; TPG does not, and must buy it from the
have to go back to harvesting whales for oil. After but will require investment by the private sector that grid.
all, these are a renewable resource. can see a return on their money. They will not invest All of which evoke some important questions.
“Green” people will have to walk to protests as we any great amount just for a warm and fuzzy feeling. Mr. Rosendahl must know that in our part of the Craig & Elaine McArthur Sue Ann Common Cindy Weisser Sonia Roy Dawn Matheson Adrienne Tait Deanna Mitchener
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would have no fuel for their jets or lube for their All industries have been getting their acts together. world the sun does not shine, and neither does the Representative Ass’t Mgr. Graphic/ Administration Proofreader/Layout Reporter Reporter
bicycles. I wonder if these people would take stock Even the Hinton pulp mill seems to have improved
of their lives, take an honest and close look around its image, all of this without the NDP's input. I do
their houses, workplace and surroundings and not know how “green” people are going to maintain
consider all the things they will have to be without if their arts, social programs and expensive lifestyles
we have no oil, or at the moment no viable by shutting down industries. They are going to do
replacement. All groceries are delivered by truck, this and raise wages in a market that is already out of
train or boat as well as jewelry, movies, paintings, world competition.
furniture, solar panels and wind mills to name a few.
Plastic comes from petrochemicals. Without plastics
there will be no trim in electric cars, cameras, TV's,
cell phones, fridges, dishwashers, most small
appliances and tools – the list goes on and on.
All of this jumping on the green bandwagon
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