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MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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Remembering heroes
Tower has historic value




Tip A literal trek to polls…


of registration cards for the upcoming federal From the election and we encourage people to vote and Alberta organ and tissue Rob Merrifield
Without doubt, this is a very important
When residents in Edson received their voter
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
the Hat election, it came as a shock to many to read Publisher’s Desk to offer rides to people who otherwise donation –registry agent launch
wouldn't be able to vote.
Dana McArthur
that the location for the polling station was the
Edson Recreation Complex (the golf course). We tip our hats to Bannister GM who will
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes For the first time in collective memory be providing free rides to the polling to
voting will held outside the main town area. must travel to a polling station, the less anyone in Edson who requires one. Simply
accessible the polling station is, drastically
Robin Campbell, MLA Moving the election polls out to the impacts voter turnout. This holds true, contact the dealership on Election Day and
they will be happy to give a ride at no
West Yellowhead Recreation Complex has raised many concerns particularly where public transportation is not
from local residents –and rightfully so. We readily available. charge. They will also provide rides on
have many seniors, persons with limited And people wonder why the percentage of advance poll dates of October 9, 10, and 12 Man in the
mobility, and those without private voters is constantly down? Anything that (rides will not be available on Sunday). Red Hat
Unpaid leave to transportation who live in town to consider. makes it more difficult for people to vote is a Let us hope all voters have the opportunity by Craig McArthur
care for seriously Case studies in Canada have demonstrated deterrent, and location choices like this to exercise their democratic rights and the
ill relative that the further the distance potential voters certainly will not help. unusually distant trek to the polling station
won't keep voters away on Election Day.
Two candidates Letter to the Editor: Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Building Canada Plan Rob
Merrifield




Rob turnout for students

Merrifield 'More to Edson
My
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead ViewPoint ground. than oil and gas’
Equally apparent was the students
Views & News by Adrienne Tait understanding of etiquette as they listened to Rob
by Deanna Mitchener the answers without interruption, comments, 'More to Edson than oil and gas' Merrifield
Letter to the Editor Policy or audible reaction, other than where
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor by email, Students in grades nine through eleven at appropriate. I attended the open house at Edson 2015 Canada Day
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
fax, post or delivery. Forest Products on September 26 and
All letters are published at the discretion of the editor who HRH had the opportunity to ask two of our The only disappointment was the lack of Our actions do count
reserves the right to edit for clarity, length, taste, and libel. federal candidates (MP Jim Eglinski and Ryan participation by the other candidates. Despite signed up for a tour of the facility on
Letters published are strictly the writer’s opinion and do not th Challenge
reflect the policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must Maguhn) questions they believe to be what political advisors may say the forum was Tuesday the 29 .
bear the name of the writer and include the address and important in the coming election. valuable. Our tour guide turned out to be the K
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
telephone number for verification. Address and telephone
NDP continue to chip number will not be published. Jim Eglinski topics that showed many of our youth are media to attend such a debate and have it in General Manager Rod Goldie and his Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch by GEORGE VANDERBURG
The result was an impressive diversity of
It provided the only opportunity for Edson
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by GEORGE VANDERBURG
able assistant Christine Burt.
away at small business MP Yellowhead equally, if not more, informed about current print prior to election day. While the students I could not believe the overall size of by GEORGE VANDERBURG MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
confidence says Wildrose political issues than many of the voting public. themselves cannot vote their parents and older the facility not to mention the amount of THE WEEKLY
family members can. The forum provided a
The candidate's answers to these questions
people it employs –like over 200, wow.
chance for students to find answers to
showed that they were focused on more than
I hope that the town and County
NDP policies have chipped away at small The end of attack ads and the one or two issues that seem questions their parents have. appreciate the dollars that are coming Letter to the Editor: ANCHOR
business confidence to the point where to dominate main stream media. Students could be heard to say “I'm going to from such a business. Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years
business optimism remains by far the Questions ranged from Bill C-24 and what ask my parents to vote for…” with reasons The tour was over two hours long and
weakest in the country according to a recent a local icon Liberal candidate Ryan Maguhn called “two ranging from the candidates ability to everything was explained very well and Letter to the Editor Policy
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response. Letters published are strictly the writer’s
third of Alberta business owners say their friendly nature between the two candidates as encouraging youth engagement and education. more to Edson than oil and gas. opinion and do not reflect the policies or beliefs of this
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policies geared to hurt profits for small following Monday.
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