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Rural Homelessness Coalition beginning
Sales Representative
by Deanna Mitchener places vacant for long periods of time. It doesn't different world we are living in now. Money is
look like that is happening. They may have come not free flowing any more and we need to kind of
We know it is there. People are homeless and down a little bit but not enough to make a pick and choose what we want to get behind,"
Western Star Trucks (North) Ltd. many are at risk of becoming homeless and do difference," said Gomuwka. said Gomuwka.
15205 - 112 Avenue not have the means to access daily essentials to "Our local food bank is dipping into rainy day If you have any ideas, suggestions, or would
Edmonton, AB T5M 2V7 live in dignity. funds. I don't mind being vocal to say in times like to become involved with the homelessness A Rural Homelessness and Housing Coalition like this people really need to focus on putting project please send your email to Pavan Sonpar- is starting throughout Alberta. Kristie Gomuwka our efforts to fundraisers that are really Pahwa at
important," said Gomuwka.
at the Edson Friendship Centre, said, "I'm pretty
excited about it. I think it is a wonderful. There "The money is not like it used to be. The
will be a lot of opportunity for smaller rural secondary fundraisers are important, yes, but not
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can do to advocate for some of these smaller bit. I know we are not doing any fundraising this Pay your
communities addressing homelessness in year," said Gomuwka.
different ways." "We have access to government grants and to
"We'll look at best practices in the province other funds, not to say we are not struggling, as
and maybe get some leveraging. It is so hard we are. But if it comes down to will I buy a $10 library fines
with seven cities getting all 76 million dollars ticket for a new vehicle or would I put $50
and the rural areas get nothing," said Gomuwka. towards the food bank, I'm going to pick the food
"We need to get our visibility out there and bank.," said Gomuwka. with food
work together. More people are loosing their "I think the messaging is kind of important to
homes and can't afford the essentials of day to get out into the community. I believe there are
day living. I am surprised at the cost of rent. I lots of people that really do need help right now by Deanna Mitchener
was expecting that people would have to start and I have had plenty of conversations with
lowering the rent, it is just too expensive to keep people. I don't think they recognize this is a October is library month, so the Edson Library
will have plenty of activities happening all month
starting with paying late dues with 'Food for
Trisha Thurner, with the library, says, "We
have been told that the Edson Food Bank is low,
so anyone who brings in food bank donations we
will clear their fines for them."
"We are also starting Senior's Social every
Wednesday morning starting at 10 a.m. We will
be offering cookies and coffee to our seniors.
Summers Drilling
Summers Drilling Throughout the month of October we are giving
seniors free library cards," says Thurner.
The Edson and District Public Library has
Water Well Drilling newspapers and magazines available and you can
Water Well Drilling
borrow movies or books as well. They also offer
computers to use as well as technology lessons
A proud Alberta business, since 1917,
A proud Alberta business, since 1917, and many other programs.
Let the staff know what program you'd like to
Summers Drilling specializes in water well
Summers Drilling specializes in water well see and they will do their best to get it in.
drilling and water well repairs. The library is starting a Tiny Toy Exchange.
drilling and water well repairs.
Kids can bring in their tiny toys and exchange
them for other tiny toys. Take them home and
play with them and when their ready to exchange
them come back on Tiny Toy Exchange Days and
trade them again. In October Tiny Toy Exchange
is happening on October 8 and again on October
29 from noon until 2 p.m.
On October 15 bring the family at 11 a.m. to
4405 50 street 780-963-1282 enjoy a puppet show. October 22 is Star Wars
4405 50 street
Stony Plain, AB www Read Day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Stony Plain, AB
Every Friday the library has movie night and
games night. On October 21 'The Force Awakens'
will be playing and then on October 28 it will be
'The Nightmare Before Christmas'. Also every
Tuesday is Story Time at 11 a.m.
Come and enjoy some great library fun, meet
friends, and share some quality time with family.
IF a Postal Lock-out or Strike occurs You can pick up

a copy of the Weekly Anchor at the following locations: COME JOIN BOB McGEE!
November 3 at 12:00 pm
-Peers Food Mart inside
EDSON Red Street boxes beside:: -Peers Food Mart inside November 3 at 12:00 pm HAPPY 85th BIRTHDAY!!THDAY!!
EDSON Red Street boxes beside
or -Red Box beside
-Edson Post Office -Royal Bank, or -Red Box beside Bob McGee, ATB’s Chief Financial Please come join us at the
-Edson Post Office
-Royal Bank,
Peers Food Mart
-Treasury Branch -Medical Centree Peers Food Mart Officer, will be hosting a presentation Edson Kinsmen Hall
-Treasury Branch -Medical Centr
-Wildwood Red Box
-Wildwood Red Box and Q&A at the Edson and District Saturday, October 22
beside Post Office
Also Available inside: beside Post Office Chamber of Commerce Board Room. 2 pm to 4 pm
Also Available inside:
-Niton Red Box beside
-Independent Grocer -Niton Red Box beside to wish a
-Independent Grocer
postboxes near A&W
-Shoppersrs postboxes near A&W This presentation will be at Noon and
will go throughout the lunch hour.
-Evansburg Red Box
-Sobeys -Tags Nort
-Sobeys -Tags Northh -Evansburg Red Box Happy 85th Birthday
-Weekly Anchor offic
-Weekly Anchor officee beside Post Office or Bob is touring west central Alberta and would like to connect to
beside Post Office or
inside Super A Foods
additional papers available at various inside Super A Foods with local Albertans. Come join us on November 3 at Noon. BILL TAYLOR.
restaurants, and businesses throughout the area
Coffee, Tea, Cake served.
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