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Remembering heroes ViewPoint
Unpaid leave to by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously for Seniors Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative Views & News

by Deanna Mitchener For many —crafts, Alberta organ and tissue
elderly people in From the scarves, hats
the area the Publisher’s Desk use your donation –registry agent launch
holidays can be a Dana McArthur imagination,
very lonely time. just bring
However, Judy what you can Rob
Whitnack has come up with a to either The Weekly Anchor or In
Building Canada Plan heartwarming holiday Your Drawers before October 31. Merrifield
idea—Secret Santa for Seniors. Next Judy will need volunteers Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Realizing there are a lot of to help wrap gifts, help drive
seniors who may not have seniors to and from the event, and West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
someone to spend the holidays drop off gifts to seniors who
From the with, Judy plans to see that every cannot attend. She will also need
help organizing and running the
Publisher’s Desk one of these seniors receives a event. Rob
present and shares in the holiday
Dana McArthur Tip spirit. We all know how slow the

On December 18 from 1 p.m. to
of 4 p.m. the plan is to host a economy is and our seniors can be Letter to the Editor Policy Member of Parliament for Yellowhead Conservative
particularly vulnerable during
the Hat gathering of seniors at the Pioneer these economic hardships. If we The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor.
can brighten the holiday for even
Cabin with refreshments,
presents, a visit from Santa, and a few senior citizens and bring All letters are published at the discretion of the editor- the NDP invoking closure on iews Man in the
Christmas carols. some holiday cheer into their publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity, debate for Bill 6 despite Guest Column by Clyde Corser
This ambitious plan is going to lives —there are few greater gifts length and libel. Letters published do not necessarily Wildrose MLAs tabling a Red Hat
take a lot of support from the we can give. reflect the policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
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Letter to the Editor Judy is looking for unwrapped McLeod at 780-723-1586 for published.
gifts suitable for men or women more information or to volunteer.

Riding Update: Independent seniors’ advocate needed Robin Campbell, MLA

Conservative Caucus launches Alberta Jobs Taskforce to address growing crisis Hello again… West Yellowhead
to fix long-term care: Eggen by Carlo Klemm
MP Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Since the beginning of 2015, the overall
Yellowhead, is pleased to advise his constituents Jim Eglinski unemployment rate in Alberta is up from 4.8% The Weekly Anchor
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of the announcement made today by MP for percent to 8.4% in August -- 15.9% for those aged Member of the K
Calgary-Nose Hill Michelle Rempel and MP for MP Yellowhead 15-24. Edson & District Chamber &
Edmonton Riverbend Matt Jeneroux, of the Calgary tops all major Canadian cities with an Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber by GEORGE VANDERBURG
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launching of the Alberta Jobs Taskforce in unemployment rate of 9% in August, while MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
response to the growing jobs crisis in the province Edmonton is also among the highest at 8%.
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Rempel. “As the jobs crisis in Alberta gets worse, compared to 2.68%). editor. ADDRESS Merrifield
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