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Town candidates speak out at Chamber Forum



by Adrienne Tait Incumbent Mayor Greg Pasychny
said, “The county chose to go on a
The Edson and District Chamber of different path. They moved a
Commerce hosted an all candidates different route to more of a career
forum for Town of Edson council style hall which I don't believe is
and mayoral hopefuls on Tuesday, necessary for the town of Edson we
October 10 at the Red Brick Theatre. run with 40 paid on-call volunteer
The forum marked the first of three firefighters. The cost has changed a
taking place over the week leading little bit but they were only paying
up to the municipal and school board about 48% of the town's actual
elections. firefighting budget, which on the October 16, 2017
The forum was moderated by scale of it, is not a gigantic amount
Stuart McIntosh, Program Director of money.”
for Real Country, who welcomed Opponent Kevin Zahara said,
everyone and reviewed the format “Cooperating with one another is
for the evening which included very important but I believe our fire
opening statements, one question per department serves us very well. We
topic, a maximum of two minutes saw with the structure fire on main
per answer, and a brief closing street that having two fire
statement. departments was beneficial. I don't
The event was live streamed to the look at it just as a financial point of
Edson Chamber's social media page. view, I look at it from a public safety
Approximately 30 people watched point of view.” Edson and District Chamber of Commerce hosted an all candidates forum
live and 75 people attended the The councillor candidates echoed at the Red Brick Theatre on October 10 for mayoral and council
event. those sentiments with all agreeing candidates running for office in the Town of Edson. photo Adrienne Tait
The first question asked candidates that it is important for town and
how they view their role as council county to work together. Candidate regarding the affect the off-site levies wrong to sit on them and wait for
members. Incumbent Mayor Greg Johnny Walker said, “I was on the had on the cost of land and the lack growth but I would argue there is a
Pasychny said council has only one fire department just before they Hillendale Phase 2 lot sales. Current missed opportunity. If we reduced
employee - the town manager, “The decided to split. I remember councillors stated that the debenture prices we could sell them now and
role of council is to set budget, set thinking it was strange because, like has been paid and that the off-site start collecting property taxes, create
policy, and set direction. We're Trevor said, it is kind of a levies added approximately $3,000 jobs, and create construction.”
elected to be the decision makers to brotherhood…. but you have to to the cost of the lots. The last question of the forum was
set the policy and move forward.” admit fire is the one thing you don't Troy Sorensen said, “I am one of what would you do to promote
Those sentiments were echoed by want to chintz out on.” the real estate brokers that have Edson? Improvement of facilities,
challenger Kevin Zahara who added Candidates were asked how they listings for those empty lots in street sweeping along the highway
the role also includes addressing support people with disabilities in Hillendale. If I had another listing corridor, beautification along the
voter concerns, “One of the key roles the community. Supporting the any where in town that sat without highway corridor, and collaboration
is communication.” Edson Seniors Transportation an offer or sale for two years I would with other communities and
The second question of the evening Society, bettering infrastructure say that 'the market has spoken, the organizations were all cited as ways
asked how candidates propose to access, increasing community price is wrong.' It is very clear. We in which Edson could, and should, be
strengthen the relationship between walkability, and the need to consult have heard that there is nothing promoted.
the Town and Chamber if elected. with the people requiring services
Building on the progress of the past before making decisions were
few years, open communication, and common answers.
the need to attract new business and Traffic lights and the need for
encourage the growth were common pedestrian crossings along the
answers. highway was raised as a concern
Edson resident John Stitzenberger with candidates being asked if they
said, “Edson and Yellowhead County would fight for traffic lights. All
CoachWRX is pleased to introduce our
currently operate two stand alone fire candidates acknowledged the need CoachWRX is pleased to introduce our
head mechanic, Steve Burt.
departments one mile apart. I have for crossings, and that Second and head mechanic, Steve Burt.
heard from several candidates the Fourth Avenues were provincial
With an entire lifetime of automotive
need for fiscal responsibility and to jurisdiction. Incumbent Councillor With an entire lifetime of automotive
make sure we get the biggest bang Gean Chouinard, who has long been experience and diagnosis, Steve is
experience and diagnosis, Steve is
for our tax dollars. There has been vocal about his support of traffic
prepared to meet any mechanical
lots of money spent by both lights, said, “This biggest problem is prepared to meet any mechanical
needs you might have.
municipalities with no cost savings the cost of lights. It is hard to absorb needs you might have.
or tax savings. Could you explain the fact that we should pay $1.2
your views on the need for the town million for lights when Hinton has a
to cooperate on projects such as the whole bunch of lights on the same Come in and ensure your vehicle is
Come in and ensure your vehicle is
fire department with tax savings for highway.”
ready for winter.
all rate payers?” One resident raised concerns ready for winter.
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We have special pricing on winter
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- Oil change (5 litres)
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- Tire rotation
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- Block heater check
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