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Town Council Highlights:
New street lights for roundabout near Lion’s Park

by Adrienne Tait Changes to the annual Santa Claus Parade received support for the plan. While crowds
There will be a new date and parade route for were drawn downtown for the parade, it did not
During their November 1 meeting, Edson the Edson & District Chamber of Commerce seem to increase business.
town council approved a project, which will see Santa Claus parade. The annual Centennial park light up is
street lighting installed and overhead cable The parade will be held on Friday, December scheduled for November 17, rather than the
lines moved underground from the roundabout 2 at 5 p.m. and will once again start at the same evening as the parade. Town CAO Mike
on 6Ave and 40 Street to the Lion's Park Parkland and Pine Grove school parking lot. Derricott said, “The intent was to create a few
campground. However, rather than continue than going down events across the season.”
The total cost of the project is expected to be main street as in previous years this year the Library Board
$236,259.11 plus GST, with the majority of the parade will follow sixth avenue and finish at Town council approved the appointment of
cost stemming from the burying of the cables. the Boys and Girls Club. Trudy Brown to the Library board. Her
Council had expressed concern that the street Councillor Trevor Bevan told council that the appointment will begin immediately and expire
was poorly lit and Mayor Pasychny said chamber is partnering with the Boys and Girls in 2019.
improved lighting was necessary, especially Club and plan to have activities at the club on Councillor Gean Chouinard said the Library
with the new hospital opening. that evening. He also told council that the board currently has two vacant board member
Chamber had approached local businesses and seats and is looking for additional members.

Edson & District Historical Society representatives Shari McDowell and Doug
Woodhouse presented town council with a photograph in appreciation of their
continued support and for the recent project of repainting of the CN 77704
Grade 12 students from Parkland High School wait to be judged during their caboose with historically accurate colors in particular. The photograph was
Halloween contest on October 31, in order to gain year end points. photo taken by local photographer Giles Merriott and will be displayed in the town
Deanna Mitchener
office. photo Adrienne Tait
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