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by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Preventing family violence My
Remembering heroes ViewPoint
Unpaid leave to by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously Alberta has had From the the Prevention of Family Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative Views & News the ignominy of Publisher’s Desk Violence and launched
Alberta's very first family
the second-
by Deanna Mitchener highest rate of Dana McArthur violence education and
self-reported prevention campaign. Alberta organ and tissue
spousal violence The Society's goals were donation –registry agent launch
in Canada according to Alberta Human to draw public attention to the issue and
Services. to evoke positive change in their
November is Family Violence community. This led to expanding local
Prevention Month in Alberta and this supports and services for individuals and Rob
year marks the 30th anniversary of this families in the areas of prevention,
Building Canada Plan important month of awareness. protection and rehabilitation.' Merrifield

The provincial theme this year is In an era when family violence was not Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
'Reach Out. Speak Out' which helps to talked about publicly, these courageous
inspire all of us to take action to end women inspired the Alberta Legislature to West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
family violence and help support support family violence prevention as an
survivors. ongoing initiative. This resulted in the
Tip abuse of power within relationships of creation of Family Violence Prevention Rob
AHS defines family violence as the

of family, trust or dependency that Month. Merrifield
Statistics Canada reports 51 percent of
the Hat endangers the survival, security or well- women in Canada will or have suffered at Member of Parliament for Yellowhead Conservative
being of another person.
least one act of physical or sexual
It can include spousal abuse, elder violence in their lifetime. Letter to the Editor Policy
abuse and neglect, child abuse and For more information the Family the NDP invoking closure on iews
neglect, parent abuse and exposure to Violence Info Line is toll-free 24 hours a The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters debate for Bill 6 despite Guest Column by Clyde Corser Man in the
abuse of others in the family. It's day, 7 days a week at 310-1818. The to the editor. Wildrose MLAs tabling a Red Hat
important to remember that abuse isn't Yellowhead Emergency Shelter for All letters are published at the petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
just physical, but can also be verbal or Women Society has a crisis phone that discretion of the editor-publisher 30,000 Albertans who are
emotional. can be reached at 780-865-5133. If you Letter to the Editor against the bill.
Exposure to family violence can are in immediate danger, call 911. who reserves the right to edit for
negatively affect a child's brain Family violence is not only a family clarity, length and libel. Letters
development, emotional well-being, matter, it affects everyone in the published do not necessarily reflect
ability to learn, and their ability to community. And there is no single the policies or beliefs of this
Riding Update: connect and make friends. organization or sector that is going to newspaper. All letters must bear the Independent seniors’ advocate needed Robin Campbell, MLA
solve this complex social issue on their
'Family Violence Prevention Month
name of the writer and include the
started in 1986 as a local initiative in the own. address and telephone number, which Hello again… West Yellowhead
Letter to the Editor town of Hinton, where four remarkable Everyone in the community has a role in
Albertans, Katherine Kennedy, Sonja preventing family violence by reaching will not be published. to fix long-term care: Eggen by Carlo Klemm
Bennett, Faye Wheeler and Glenda out, and speaking out.
Carter, formed The Hinton Society for The Weekly Anchor
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by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Fall statement shows federal gov’t borrowing additional $32 billion MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Macintyre statement on NDP changes to electricity system
Wildrose Shadow Electricity & electricity costs. The current rate for the volatility caused by the NDP and increased
Renewables Minister Don MacIntyre regulated rate option sits at 3.8 cents per costs for our power system.
recently released the following statement on kilowatt hour, less than half the 'cap' “The NDP will only offset the costs for
the NDP government’s changes to Alberta’s announced today. massive power increases by dramatically
electricity system: “Their shutdown of coal, tax increases on increasing the costs for heating a home,
“Today, the NDP government has admitted power companies and ongoing legal battles fueling up a car or other taxes. Either way, Letter to the Editor Policy
their policy changes mean Albertans should have caused investor confidence in our families lose out.” The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the Rob
expect nearly a doubling of current province to plummet and will lead to further editor.
Merrifield

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