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for local farmers by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Comment



Tower has historic value

Left without any clear answers



Remembering heroes

Tip For the first time in four years there's something to be done to continue to improve the odds of the innocent Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
From the Travis Vader will be waking up at within the legal system.
of Publisher’s Desk home instead of a prison cell. It is difficult to imagine the suffering an innocent person and their family goes

First arrested in 2010, Vader was
the Hat Dana McArthur expected to take his first steps as though while the legal system works its way to the truth. But as the system Alberta organ and tissue
proved –it does eventually work.
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes free man Wednesday after being Vader plans to live with his family and resume his life. donation –registry agent launch
acquitted on the nine theft, drug, and firearm charges that were keeping him What should be remembered in all this are the victims and the suffering of the
locked up. victim's families.
He was formerly accused of the murders of St. Albert couple Lyle and Marie They are now left without any clear answers. Rob
McCann but the charges were indefinitely stayed earlier this year. The families must once again be hopeful for news, any news that would bring
It is certainly tragic when an innocent person goes to prison. And perhaps them closure to this tragedy. Merrifield
In the meantime they must continue to wait -immersed in a frozen grief. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead

Unpaid leave to
care for seriously West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
ill relative
Prentice Government announces new Rob


schools across Alberta including Edson Merrifield
Building Canada Plan
Letter to the Editor Member of Parliament for Yellowhead


Rob Throughout the summer as I travelled Prentice committed Robin Campbell, MLA 2008. Facebook page.
across the West Yellowhead, to delivering an West Yellowhead This latest The Government of Alberta is
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constituents have told me that schools additional 55 new announcement is addressing the enrolment challenges our Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch Man in the
Merrifield
and infrastructure are their top priorities. a n d e x p a n d e d the third-phase of schools face today, and we have a plan in by GEORGE VANDERBURG Red Hat
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Alberta's prosperous future has attracted schools, and to a 10-year capital place to ensure our education system can MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
many young families to the province and modernizing another 20. build-out of new schools, expansions, handle the steadily growing number of by Craig McArthur
this has placed a strain on our schools. The announcement includes the and modernizations that began in 2011. students. These measures will help
As Alberta's population rapidly grows, replacement of A.H. Dakin Elementary With this most recent commitment, our Alberta's education system continue to
My
ViewPoint our government must build the schools School in Edson. Funding will be school capital plan now consists of 230 be one of the best in the world.
As always, if you have any questions
Albertans need, when and where they provided to Grande Yellowhead Public school projects underway across the
by Adrienne Tait need them – and that's exactly what we School Division to immediately start the province. or concerns, I can be reached through my
are doing. planning process. I'm pleased to see this The Prentice Government has also constituency office at (780) 865-9796.
Under Premier Prentice, we are project move forward. The goal is to committed to full transparency with Also, please subscribe to my e-
embarking on the largest school have construction begin in 2015 with an respect to all Capital projects including n e w s l e t t e r a t Independent seniors’ advocate needed
construction project in Canadian history opening for the 2017 school year. This school projects. Albertans will be able http://campbell.mypcmla.ca/. You can
to immediately address our school will be the third school in the West to track the status of all school projects j o i n m e o n F a c e b o o k
th www.facebook.com/CampbellMLA to fix long-term care: Eggen
shortage. On October 8 , Premier Yellowhead to be replaced or through the Alberta Infrastructure
modernized since I've been your MLA in website. A link is available on my and Twitter @CampbellMLA.



Views & News Letter to the Editor
Increase in cougar sightings due to deer population being decimated
by Deanna Mitchener

The reason there have been an increase in cougar sightings in the Edson area and other populated areas in Alberta is the deer population in the bush has been
decimated by a combination of recent hard winters and the whitetail deer supplemental hunting licence which allows hunters to take an additional 2 antlerless deer. In
the farmland or settlement area the deer population is still healthy as there is a lot of no hunting land and there is little winter kill as deer feed on farmers hay bales.
With the deer population dramatically reduced in the bush and a healthy deer population in the settlement area, cougars have no choice but to move into the
settlement in order to find deer to feed on. The Edson Fish and Game Association together with the Edson Trappers Association have tried to have the supplemental
licence closed in order for the deer population to recover in the bush. We have discussed this with local wildlife managers and with the last 3 SRD ministers but no one
cares to listen.
With the current policy of supplemental licences in place, cougars will continue to move out of the bush into settlement areas. It is only a matter of time before
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someone is killed by a cougar. Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
Rick Stelter - Edson Trappers Association
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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