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Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber
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by GEORGE VANDERBURG
for local farmers by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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Remembering heroes
Tower has historic value
Legion Poppy Campaign Begins



Tip


of The red poppy flower adorned the From the town and county businesses. To make it a Alberta organ and tissue Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
success they will need help delivering
battlegrounds of Flanders Field in France
the Hat –also known as the Western Front –it was Publisher’s Desk trays. donation –registry agent launch
the main theatre of war during World War I.
But most of all, the Legion needs our
Dana McArthur
The poppies were a living symbol
support. When we wear a poppy we are
Which road to choose? Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes representing the sacrifice of fallen soldiers in to veterans and active-duty military helping support the Legion in their efforts
in a tangible way.
World War I.
It was not long after the war that the
And beyond the financial support,
Robin Campbell, MLA poppy was adopted as the official symbol to personnel and their families. The Legions wearing a poppy is a reminder to honor
are very active within the local
West Yellowhead remind us of the men and women who communities, providing aid and financial those who have served, those who are
served, fought, and died protecting our support where it is needed. currently serving, and most importantly, Man in the
country. The poppy campaign is underway in those who have lost their lives in service to Red Hat

Unpaid leave to The distribution of poppies is a mainstay Edson and area on October 30, with Edson our county, and our freedom. by Craig McArthur
My care for seriously in helping the Legion provide aid and assist Legion members delivering poppy trays to
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by Adrienne Tait Rob
Building Canada Plan
Highlights from the NDP’s first budget tabled October 27 Merrifield


Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Finance Minister Joe Ceci tabled the new Increased support for seniors’ health care, including intervention, child care, and homeless and outreach
Rob government’s first budget on October 27. According drug, dental, optical and supplemental health benefits. supports.
the NDP this plan will achieve three key priorities for
Stabilizing Education
· An enhanced Alberta Family Employment Tax
Merrifield Albertans: Budget 2015 demonstrates a strong commitment to Credit (AFETC) to provide lower and middle-income
Stabilizing frontline public services, including health
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead care, education, and social services; Setting out a students and families by ensuring children have good working families with additional support.
schools, enough teachers and every opportunity to
· A new Alberta Child Benefit to help lower and
Views & News prudent path to return to balance; and Stimulating job succeed. Stable and predictable funding for our schools middle income families make ends meet. Rob
creation, economic growth and diversification.
will fully cover growth in student enrolment.
Stabilizing Revenue
by Deanna Mitchener “This budget lays out a responsible plan that will 3-Year Funding Budget 2015 introduces new measures to reduce Merrifield
Letter to the Editor Policy serve as a shock absorber to our short-term economic · 2015-16: $7.6 billion, 2016-17: $7.9 billion, 2017- Alberta’s reliance on non-renewable resource revenue
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor by email, challenges, stabilizing programs like heath care and 18: $8.1 billion and protects Alberta’s overall tax advantage. Albertans 2015 Canada Day
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
fax, post or delivery. education, while growing the economy over the long Highlights include: will continue to pay the lowest overall taxes compared
All letters are published at the discretion of the editor who term.”Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board, Minister Our actions do count
reserves the right to edit for clarity, length, taste, and libel. of Finance · Approximately 380 more teachers and 150 more to other provinces with no provincial sales tax, no
Letters published are strictly the writer’s opinion and do not support staff added to the education system. payroll tax, no health care premiums, and the lowest Challenge
reflect the policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must More support for students with special needs in the gasoline tax.
bear the name of the writer and include the address and Supporting Jobs form of educational assistants and other classroom Revenue changes in Budget 2015 include:
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
telephone number for verification. Address and telephone Letter to the Editor: Budget 2015 takes important steps to support job K
number will not be published. Jim Eglinski creation and stimulate economic growth and supports. · A five dollar per carton increase to the tobacco tax. K by GEORGE VANDERBURG
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
· A five per cent increase to the liquor markup.
· A new school nutrition program to support families
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
diversification. Highlights include:
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MP Yellowhead · -A 15 per cent increase in capital spending over the and give kids a healthy start. · A four-cent increase to the locomotive fuel tax. by GEORGE VANDERBURG MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
· A $45 million annual investment to reduce the
· A one percentage point increase on insurance
next five years to build and repair our schools,
hospitals and roads, putting Albertans back to work as burden of school fees for families, beginning in 2016. premium tax rates. THE WEEKLY
Stabilizing Advanced Education
Together, with changes already implemented in 2015,
the economy recovers. This increase is based on the
The end of advice of former Bank of Canada Governor David Budget 2015 provides stable funding for the post- this will provide an additional $1.5 billion in 2015-16 ANCHOR
secondary system, supporting an estimated 250,000 full
and approximately $2.3 billion per year for the next
Dodge.
and part-time students and apprentices.
two fiscal years, helping government return to balance
· -An investment of $34 billion over the next five years
a local icon to support modern, efficient infrastructure for Alberta 3-Year Funding while protecting public programs and services. When Letter to the Editor Policy Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years
all changes announced in the budget are fully
· 2015-16: $5.7 billion, 2016-17: $5.9 billion, 2017-
families and businesses, bolstering the province’s
implemented, Alberta will still maintain an overall tax
18: $6.0 billion
economic recovery. This includes:
advantage of at least $8.5 billion.
Highlights include:
· -$3.8 billion for schools, $4.7 billion for roads and
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bridges $2.2 billion for health facilities and equipment, · A two-year tuition freeze for post-secondary students Back to Balance The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor by
$4.4 billion in new projects and programs that will be to help ensure more Albertans have access to Budget 2015 takes a careful and responsible All letters are published at the discretion of the editor who
reserves the right to edit for clarity, length, taste, and
considered based on transparent and accountable affordable higher education. approach to managing government finances, steadily libel. Writers are normally limited to one published letter
criteria. $228 million for Student Aid programs in 2015-16, to phasing out the deficit without reckless cuts to the per month. Rebuttals are normally limited to one
A new two-year Job Creation Incentive Program will support scholarships for about 47,500 students and frontline services Albertans rely on. This includes: response. Letters published are strictly the writer’s
provide Alberta employers with grants of up to $5,000 grants for about 16,000 students. · Prudent management of expense growth at two per opinion and do not reflect the policies or beliefs of this
for each new job. It will support up to 27,000 new jobs $579 million in student loans will be disbursed to cent each year over the next four years, as revenue newspaper. All letters must bear the name of the writer
each year, through to 2017. more than 77,000 students in 2015-16. grows by an estimated six per cent each year over the and include the address and telephone number for
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to expand Alberta’s access to foreign and domestic Budget 2015 increases support for children and · A salary freeze for Cabinet ministers, MLAs and
markets. families in most need of help. Highlights include: political staff for the entire term of this Legislature.
· New measures to improve access to capital for small- · More support for children in care, helping · A comprehensive review of Alberta’s Agencies,
and medium-sized businesses vulnerable families with new funding for the Family Boards and Commissions.
Stabilizing Health Care and Community Support Services program. · Hiring restraint across the Alberta Public Service.
Budget 2015 stabilizes Alberta’s public health care · New annual funding of $15 million to support · A new Fiscal Planning and Transparency Act that
system with predictable, long-term funding while women’s shelters. will limit government debt to 15 per cent of nominal Jim Eglinski
getting the annual growth of the health budget under · Increased support for people with disabilities, child GDP—half the average of Canadian provinces.
control.
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