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Unpaid leave to The images of the Unfortunately, uncertainty by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously evacuations, along with the prevails and the date of the Fort McMurray through this Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative compassion and heroism in From the phased re-entry could be disaster is the compassionate
response to the wildfire Publisher’s Desk stymied by the wildfire as it thing to do. We also should
that ripped through Fort Dana McArthur moved rapidly north prompting
McMurray, were seared the evacuation of some 4,000 keep in mind the many needy Alberta organ and tissue
into the minds of all people from work camps. With people throughout the world. donation –registry agent launch
Albertans. predictions of a wet May 20th weekend for Fort
Countless organizations and local community McMurray, hope remains. For every dollar The Weekly
groups have, or still are, raising funds and aid for the What is certain, in this ever-changing situation,
bereaved community with items like food, water, is that residents will get to return to the city soon. Anchor contributed to Fort Rob
clothing, and other essentials. What is also certain is that hearing about your home
Building Canada Plan Many local Edson and area businesses and and neighbourhood being destroyed is very different McMurray we matched that Merrifield
individuals spearheaded operations to send than seeing it face to face –we cannot even imagine with a donation to a children's Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
assistance. The generosity and unflagging the heartbreak. nutrition program in Cerro el
Weekly Anchor humanitarian support of these community members fellow Albertans have their backs. And this is what Pino, Peru.”: Dana McArthur West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
Hopefully, there is some comfort knowing that
deserves to be commended.
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Merrifield POSTAL CODE What is the Liberal's Plan? Just another dream that debate for Bill 6 despite Guest Column by Clyde Corser Red Hat

Member of Parliament for Yellowhead PHONE Jim Eglinski Wildrose MLAs tabling a by Craig McArthur
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PAYMENT __VISA __MASTERCARD will waste money 30,000 Albertans who are Views & News
MP Yellowhead against the bill. by Deanna Mitchener
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OTTAWA: On May 16 , in the House of Relax, people; it is not April 1st. Just another we run out of money, just raise taxes for them to
Box 6870, Edson, Alberta, T7E 1V2 Commons, Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament dream that will waste money. This has the bonus hand out money for the far fetched dreams they
or email for Yellowhead, asked the Liberal government of wasting power - 70 - 80 % efficiency in this have. Renewable energy systems just lack
what their plan was to stop the Mountain Pine project. In the U.S. in 2011, pumped hydro renewable money.
Ph: (780) 723-5787 Email: Beetle from spreading. storage generated 23 billion Kwh, but used 29 I wonder if they would consider my solution to Independent seniors’ advocate needed
5040 3rd Ave., Edson, Alberta billion Kwh to pump the water back uphill - a net Hello again…
(corner of 51st Street & 3rd Avenue) “Mr. Speaker, Jasper National Park, in my methane gas emitted by cattle. Now that we
riding of Yellowhead, is in trouble. From the loss of 6 billion Kwh. have farmers and ranchers under control with
west along Mount Robinson to the east park This system is used in other areas but involves Bill 6, we will make all ranches and feedlots put to fix long-term care: Eggen by Carlo Klemm
gates, the park has been overtaken by the areas of 300 plus meters of elevation. Maybe their animals in sealed buildings, admitting only
mountain pine beetle. Local government and some unused mountain in Jasper would be a better enough air for them to breathe. As methane is The Weekly Anchor
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forest companies are counting on Parks Canada fit. This project has a 2 year study period. Who lighter than air, they will put fans on top of the Member of the K
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to stop this epidemic before it moves into pays for this when they find it is not viable for this buildings and force the methane into large Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber by GEORGE VANDERBURG
Letter to the Editor Alberta's west central forest area. climate. balloons. They will then put this methane into MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
What part of the process do they not understand?
The Liberals say they have a plan, but, as usual,
the natural gas pipeline system and receive
Green plans put onus on taxpayer nothing is being done. What is the Liberal plan The outcome of any project must be able to show payment for the methane.
to stop these evil weevils?”
a positive bottom line before any investor will
Anyone who has been around a feedlot knows
be heavily subsidized and sooner or later we will
following question in the House:
be stored in large stones, maybe dead solar panel
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 Again, on May 17 , MP Eglinski asked the take part. These projects require that they all must that cattle generate a lot of heat. This heat could
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 “Mr. Speaker, yesterday in the House, the run out of money. Just like periodically taking a batteries or other heavy objects. For a fee you
and warm periods long before man and machinery of drinking water. China has about 10-15 years plants – they are taking a socialist approach. member opposite said he was more than happy cup of water out of a pail - eventually someone would exchange your cold stones or batteries for
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 to have a conversation with me about the will have to refill the pail. It should not take 2 hot ones to heat your home.
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 mountain pine beetle. Unfortunately, on the years of study to find out this system will not earn
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 ground in Alberta, government employees have it’s keep.
warmed up and melted the ice sheet? Geologists problem now. or industry if they cannot or do not meet the been told they cannot talk to the local officials The premise that the NDP operates on is when Tim Eaton
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 about this issue.
ages in the past. sure. They want to diversify the economy but they industry, the onus is on the taxpayer to make up
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
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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. Website: family-operated Dana McArthur
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Most chemicals, medicines and cosmetics are The change to alternative and cleaner energy forms
petro based. The electric cars that are going to be has been taking place long before the NDP jumped Tim Eaton
powered by solar and wind generated electricity in and started dictating that they want everything
require lubrication for their bearings. I guess we will done their way right now. These changes will happen
have to go back to harvesting whales for oil. After but will require investment by the private sector that
all, these are a renewable resource. can see a return on their money. They will not invest Craig & Elaine McArthur
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would have no fuel for their jets or lube for their All industries have been getting their acts together. Representative Layout Administration
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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