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Dana McArthur Letter to the Editor:
Reflections on the attacks against our nation
Remembering heroes

Tip The two attacks that had occurred in our country what happened to our country and that it is the families, friends, and other people from town who Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
of had left me shocked and angry. I could not quiet time for remembrance, and out of respect, I would have made me and family feel welcome for the past
22 years. It is in no small part that because of these
believe what had happed. The fact that these two
like to offer my gratitude and appreciation to the
the Hat attacks have been perpetrated by a couple of Muslim soldiers and police officers who protect us and our lovely and wonderful Canadians that I love this land, Alberta organ and tissue
men, only added to my anger. As a Canadian
and feel like Edson and Canada is my home.
freedom. Although these are my own personal
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes Muslim along with all my brothers and sisters in feelings, I do believe they echo the feelings of donation –registry agent launch
Islam in Edson, completely condemn these murders Muslims in town and across our country. Toufik Baterdouk
and stand united with our fellow Canadians. There I would also like to show my gratitude to the
is nothing in Islam that justifies these murders and in Rob
fact these depraved actions of these people falls
outside of Islam completely. It was also reported by
the CBC that all the leading Muslim associations Our truly remarkable teachers Merrifield
have also come out and condemned these murders. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
I was only 10 years old when my family
Unpaid leave to immigrated from Syria to Edson, having grown up
and worked so hard to get him to where he needed to
care for seriously and continue to live in town for the past 22 years, I My be –we will be forever grateful. West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
ill relative have come to appreciate how beautiful and special ViewPoint To see not only his academics but his confidence
Canada really is, even among other industrialized by Adrienne Tait improve has been so rewarding. He may never read for
first world democracies. Although I am proud of enjoyment but he can read without it being a struggle Rob
where I came from, I do have a great appreciation and that is more than we hoped for.
Building Canada Plan
and love for Canada. Next to parents, teachers are one of the most Even more amazing to me are the teachers who Merrifield
Letter to the Editor Canada is a nation that values peace, freedom, influential people in our children's lives. engage disengaged learners. These may not be the Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
library, tolerance, and justice. It's truly unique in the A good teacher engages students and helps them children who are struggling academically but who
Rob world in how people of all faiths and backgrounds reach their potential. An excellent teacher not only simply have lost their enthusiasm.
live side by side in peace, and how well everyone
recognizes the potential in their students but helps
To the teachers who bring joy to learning and inspire
integrates into Canadian society. It is the service and those students recognize the potential in themselves. even the most resistant students –you truly have a gift. Man in the
Merrifield sacrifice of soldiers and police officers that allows us These are the teachers the entire class works to I was unfortunate enough in high school to have a
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead to live in such a great nation. I humbly ask that we please, the kind that reaches the kids who are truly terrible teacher. It was not until I could look back Red Hat
not only remember all those who serve and sacrifice, struggling, while not forgetting those who require less as an adult, and in reconnecting with old classmates, Letter to the Editor by Craig McArthur
and not only remember that they did so to protect attention. that I realised the true extent of the damage that one
Canadian values, I ask and have confidence that For a long time, living in a different town, we teacher inflicted.
these murders will not compromise these values. I watched our child struggle academically and despite It is partially because of that experience that I can
also have confidence that this tragedy will not lead repeated appeals to the school our concerns were not appreciate how remarkably gifted some other teachers
us to view one another with suspension and hate, and heard. It was incredibly disheartening. With the are.
we will continue to live side by side in peace and school's refusal to help, we privately arranged testing Students, parents, colleagues, and community
harmony. and were trying to get any help we could. And then we members have the opportunity to nominate an
I had been working on and intended to submit a moved. outstanding teacher or principal for the 2015 Independent seniors’ advocate needed
response to an article that was written in one of our Since moving to Edson my children have had some Excellence in Teaching awards.
local papers in late august, and I still intend to do so. truly exceptional teachers. If you know, or have, a truly remarkable teacher here
I also intend to start writing a little about Islam, in We moved to a school that didn't assume disabilities is a chance to have them recognized. The deadline is to fix long-term care: Eggen
hope of opening a dialogue and clearing up some and took the time to assess where he was and start February 6 and nominations may be submitted through
misinformation about Islam. However considering there. To the teachers who saw my child's potential the Alberta Education website.


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by Deanna Mitchener Government boosts seniors care spaces across Alberta by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
continuing care spaces, an increase of 26 from spaces are made available as soon as possible,
Robin Campbell, MLA what the community has currently. priority will be given to projects ready to start
This $120 million expansion is in addition to the development within six months.
West Yellowhead recent announcement of $60 million in Affordable There are currently almost half a million seniors
Supportive Living Initiative (ASLI) funding to in Alberta. It is estimated that by 2030, one in five
address the issue of seniors waiting in acute care for Albertans will be a senior. Our government is taking
continuing care spaces. steps so Alberta seniors have a place to call home in
Addressing the needs of seniors in the province is Supportive living provides private rooms, meals, the communities they helped build, now and well
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a priority for our government. housekeeping and health care services to seniors and into the future. Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
Recently I attended the Evergreens Foundation Albertans with disabilities who can no longer stay in As always, if you have any questions or concerns,
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
AGM in Jasper where we discussed seniors housing their own homes. This initiative will help ensure I can be reached through my constituency office at by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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