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Agriculture and Forestry Minister updates County




by Dana McArthur area the concerns can be vastly different from I am really frustrated, as an Albertan, that Jasper
one side to the other. Population representation National Park is now a park full of dead trees.
During the November 21 council meeting, the alone, does not necessarily work." They did not allow mechanical control and it's
NDP Agriculture and Forestry Minister and MLA Councillor Shawn Berry expressed concerns now estimated Hinton has 500,000 dead or dying
Blind View for Whitecourt/St.Anne, Oneil Carlier, gave an with burning on the Eastern Slopes, "The trees."
update to Yellowhead County Council.
"My understanding is we are now going to
Window Fashions "When I took on the role I didn't know much government mandates the forestry industry to allow very extensive harvesting of those trees to
burn their waste in the bush. This creates a lot of
about forestry and I thought it was going to be smoke that causes people, many with asthma, a control the situation," said Carlier.
complicated. But honestly agriculture is lot of distress. Why burn this material instead of Other issues raised went from livestock
complicated, there are so many balls in the air," hauling it to Drayton Valley, for example, where producers and veterinary care medicines to
said Carlier. "Agriculture this past year, I think they want the fibre?" opening European markets to Canadian goods.
Custom Window Treatments we missed a bullet a bit. There was a lot of late Carlier responded, "I think this fibre will start The Mayor also raised concerns about the lack
since 1988 seeding but there is 99% of the crops in. We've to become a commodity, it's happening already. of definite plans from the province for the
had a pretty good average year." It's going to be commercially viable and that's proposed Niton interchange. "Without a firm
"In forestry OSB has tripled in price this year. going to be a good thing." plan from the province we can't move ahead with
780.723.5734 Julie Van Ember In softwood lumber, it looks like we are in for a Mayor Soroka inquired on the local Mt. Pine our long range area structural plan for the Niton
780.542.0898 blindvw@gmail.com fight, but we will be victorious in the end, and Beetle issue. Carlier stated, "Hinton is a disaster. area," said County CAO Jack Ramme. The MLA
the lawyers will get rich," said Carlier. "With promised to look into the situation.
NAFTA it's anyone's guess. The biggest point is Traffic Collisions top
Chapter 19 the dispute resolution mechanism.
Just having it up to the Americans to decide what list of RCMP calls
is right or wrong is not going to be acceptable."
"I remain optimistic that both industries are November 13 to 19 saw
more than sustainable. The number of young 76 calls for service by the
local Edson RCMP
farmers has been on the increase. For the most detachment. Topping the Edson Savings and Credit Union Limited is committed to assisting our members and community to
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achieve financial well being. We will be celebrating our 75 Anniversary on April 16, 2018.
part farming is a pretty good business," said list of calls was 14 Theft
Carlier. "In agriculture we are so integrated with Complaints. Edson Savings and Credit Union Limited is currently seeking nominations for positions on the board of
directors. Currently we have three positions available for nominations this year. Two of these positions
the Americans I don't NAFTA changes will have Other calls included 13 will be for a three year term and one of these positions will be for a two year term.
much effect. I'm a little worried about dairy." Traffic Collisions, 10
The MLA also spoke about the impending Traffic Complaints, 6 If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please drop in to Edson Credit Union to pick up
your copy of the director's handbook and nomination forms at the reception desk.
electoral boundary changes in the province. "I Lost/Found Property, 4
am not necessarily happy with the proposed Mischief or Damage, 4 There will be no call for nominations from the floor at the Annual General Meeting in an effort to provide
all candidates with an equal opportunity to review the director's roles, responsibilities, liabilities and
changes. The district of Yellowhead would Suspicious Persons or qualifications/eligibility prior to accepting a nomination.
increase dramatically, and my riding would shift Vehicles, 3 Alarms/False The Nomination Committee will meet with prospective directors to answer any questions or provide any
east," said Carlier. He compared the population Alarms, 3 Drugs, 3 information that is required. Please convey your interest to the reception desk of Edson Credit Union
discrepancies between city and rural ridings. False/Abandoned 911 call, and an appointment can be arranged.
Mayor Gerald Soroka commented, "When you 2 Mental Health Act, 2 Applications for nomination will be accepted until noon Dec. 20, 2017 JERRY FORD
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