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Edson Recreation and Parks hold public engagement meeting
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by Mikaela Kuefler now. They can see what needs to be adjusted or depending on manpower and resources.
what is working,” says Broda. “Programming such as a physical fitness class
Edson Recreation and Parks hosted an open The discussion also provided the opportunity for kids is quick to plan. If people like the
house on October 13 at the hospitality room at to talk to residents about what is feasible class, pricing and activities can be figured
Repsol Place. The open house was held as part versus what isn't. “People are not informed out,” says Broda.
of their public engagement mandate and will about what is realistic for the town. It's not “You don't know what works unless you ask
be held every three months. easy to suddenly make big changes. It takes a the people who are actually using it. It's
Approximately 15 residents turned out for really long time to grow a healthy community. important to get that feedback before you
the open house. Attending on behalf of the It can't be overnight. We have to take baby build, to make sure you don't end up in a
town was Ali Broda, Recreation and Culture steps. It's the only way to achieve the larger situation that's not working,” states Broda. Edson Recreation and Parks hosted an open house on
programmer, Kate Barnes, Repsol Place pool programming changes,” states Broda. The next public open house will be about the October 13 as part of their public engagement mandate.
programmer, and Mike Thibault, Town of Ideas and complaints were recorded and Parks Trail Master Plan on November 29.
Edson Parks manager. “We wanted to get an surveys were handed in. This data will be Topics will include the parks and trails, the
idea of where the town is doing well. We also compiled in addition to the electronic copies benches and signage, and the possibility of
wanted to get an idea of people's that were sent out to people who could not expanding trails. It is expected to have a larger
expectations,” says Broda. attend. That information will be divided into turnout and will be held at a larger location.
During the meeting people were asked to separate departments: recreation, pool, and
complete a survey about recreational activities, parks. EVENT REMINDER
about the pool, and about Edson's parks. They “I needed people's feedback in writing so I
also got the chance to talk to the different could see what their thoughts were. This October 28
departments about programming and facilities. process is the best way to move forward,” says Edson Farmers' Market Society Halloween
“The open house gave us a chance to get to Broda. Party on Friday, October 28 from 10:30 am –
know prominent community members who Residents can expect some new 2:00 pm at the Edson Friendship Centre.
have been here for years. They can compare programming ideas to take affect by January,
what it used to be like versus what it's like
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public does need to be aware there will be some services will resume at the new Edson 8’ at $3.54 each;
8’ at $3.54 each;
impact,” says Tracey Correia, site manager Healthcare Centre on Wednesday November 2. 10’ at $4.43 each;
10’ at $4.43 each;
Edson. Services provided to the Edson Emergency 12’ at $5.94 each;
12’ at $5.94 each;
Also on November 1, patients will be Department will not be impacted as coverage for 14’ at $6.93 each
14’ at $6.93 each
transferred to the new facility and the acute care these areas will continue.
units at the current hospital will be closed. AHS When open, the new Edson Healthcare Centre
asks loved ones to refrain from visiting patients will offer a variety of health services, including Y Yellowhead ellowhead 780-723-9525
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patient safety. Visitors and family will be primary health care and
welcome to visit and see the new facility, once c o m m u n i t y h e a l t h
their loved ones are moved in and comfortable. programs.
The Edson Laboratory outpatient department To find out more about
will be closed from October 24 - October 31 in t h e n e w E d s o n Sid's Safety
preparation for the move to the new facility. Healthcare Centre, visit:
To minimize disruption of service, patients
requiring routine blood work can be directed to Alberta Health Services & Janitor al
the following facilities: the Hinton Laboratory, is the provincial health
Evansburg Health Centre, or the Whitecourt authority responsible for
Laboratory. planning and delivering
The Edson Laboratory Outpatient department health supports and 5928 - 3rd Avenue, Edson, Alberta T7E 1R8 need new ad
will reopen at the new facility November 1 at 8 services for more than Phone: (780) 723-6575 Fax: (780) 723-6567
a.m. four million adults and Email: Sid’s Safety
There will be no outpatient x-ray or ultrasound children living in
services at the either Edson facility on Monday, Alberta. Its mission is to
October, 31 and Tuesday, November 1, 2016. provide a patient-
Patients requiring these services are asked to focused, quality health
visit the Hinton Healthcare Centre or Whitecourt system that is accessible
Healthcare Centre. Both X-ray and ultrasound and sustainable for all





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