Page 6 - October 27 2014
P. 6
Lower commodity PAGE 6 THE ANCHOR, MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014 K
Keeping eeping
prices and tighter In T
In Touchouch
margins expected T he Weekly ANCHOR
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
for local farmers by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Comment



Tower has historic value

A peace-loving people caught off guard



Remembering heroes

Tip The nation was in shock after Cpl. Nathan ensure your safety,” said Ryan. Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Cirillo, of the Argylls of Canada – 91st From the It's not the first time this type of violence has
of Canadian Highlanders, was shot and killed at Publisher’s Desk happened in Canada. But we are peace-loving
the War Memorial in Ottawa last Wednesday Dana McArthur people and we soon forget.
the Hat morning. What innocence and naiveté we still had was Alberta organ and tissue
The alleged shooter, a 32-year-old Canadian
washed away within minutes of the gun attack.
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes named Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, was shot and killed by authorities And it underlines with brutal clarity the need to increase security in donation –registry agent launch
inside the Canadian Parliament. sensitive buildings and facilities in Canada.
Deputy Commissioner Marianne Ryan, Commanding Officer of While media speculation and political spins continue to run high,
the RCMP in Alberta, said shortly after the incident, “Today our we can be assured we will have more official answers in the Rob
thoughts and sympathies are with the victims of the attacks. These coming days.
acts of violence impact all Canadians, and particularly the men and In the meantime, our hearts go out to the friends and family Merrifield
women who serve this country in uniform and their loved ones.” members of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo who must now try to make some Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Unpaid leave to “I want to assure all Albertans that the RCMP is working closely sense of this senseless and violent attack.
care for seriously with our public security partners throughout Canada and beyond to West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
ill relative

Rob

Building Canada Plan Letter to the Editor
Merrifield
Letter to the Editor “Santa Claus parade” approach to infrastructure spending Member of Parliament for Yellowhead


Rob
Editor, Again, I refer you to Wildrose's Excellence in Education policy which is Man in the
The Weekly Anchor very clear on the subject: “Complete all school construction and
Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead Dear Sir, modernization projects currently announced by the provincial government. Red Hat
In addition, invest in a four-year, $2 billion school building program which Robin Campbell, MLA by Craig McArthur
The A.H.Dakin school is nearly my age, so if her bones are creakier than will see at least 100 new schools and dozens of modernizations completed by
they once were and her stamina not what it used to be, I can surely 2020.” West Yellowhead
My sympathize. So I am following with considerable interest the drama that I urge you to also examine Wildrose's A Better Way to Build Alberta
ViewPoint opened a couple of weeks ago when our electioneering Premier Prentice infrastructure planning process. Doesn't our policy to “Ensure effective

by Adrienne Tait plucked a juicy treat from the Wildrose Policy Handbook (don't take my word communication with stakeholders regarding all local infrastructure decisions”
for it; check out what my favourite NDP blogger, David Climenhaga has to seem like a better approach than “The government did this release without
say, [October 9, September 22, albertadiary.ca] or better still, go to the source telling us anything”? Wouldn't you rather have Wildrose leaders committed
[wildrose.ca/educationexcellence/]) and tossed it without warning at Edson, to “Create and publish an infrastructure priority list based on objective Independent seniors’ advocate needed
blindsiding among others, GYPSD chairman John Stitzenberger (“We are criteria that ranks projects by need and ensures transparency” than ones who
very encouraged and excited by the announcement. The government did this give local school boards “nothing in writing or any formalized agreement for
th
release without really telling us anything”. –Oct. 13 Anchor). We are left the new school, just the announcement”? to fix long-term care: Eggen
with a picture of “Jolly St. Jim” wearing a bright red suit and tossing out I began my public school education on the first day Evergreen School
handfuls of “borrowed” candy from his sleigh on the PC float in Edson's opened its doors. The A.H. Dakin school was still young then and, like me,
annual Santa Claus parade. still had its whole life ahead. Now, after decades of neglect it is certainly
The plot thickened in last week's Anchor. “Assistant superintendent of time to replace it and I support and applaud the GYPSD board together with
K
Views & News business services Ed Latka said, 'This is the first time I have seen staged all the parents and other community stakeholders who will be working so Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by Deanna Mitchener by GEORGE VANDERBURG
funding like this.' He also noted that other than the initial funding for hard to make it happen. MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
planning, the board has received nothing in writing or any formalized It somehow saddens me though, that our government opted for the “Santa
agreement for the new school, just the announcement.” The GYPSD Claus parade” approach to infrastructure spending. Surely important projects
administration and board wish to move the project ahead quickly – a such as this deserve better than to be tossed off the float like a handful of
sentiment I wholly support. Mr. Stitzenberger expresses a fear that seems to Smarties. And surely our local school boards shouldn't be compelled, like
be in the back of everyone's mind, “Politics do change. It's tougher to pull children at the curb, to scramble after the candies before they are trampled
funding from a project that is further along.” underfoot. I am convinced there is a better way.
Perhaps he means GYPSD needs to act quickly before the PC's change their
minds – a valid concern. I suspect though that he is referring to the possibility Sincerely,
of Wildrose winning the next election and cancelling the project. If so, I can Clyde Corser K
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
assure you that the allegation is not true now. Interim President, Wildrose West Yellowhead Constituency Association
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
The Weekly Anchor
The Weekly Anchor 5,898 Audited (paid & controlled) Canadian Edson & District Chamber &
Member of the
Media Circulation
Published by: 422247 Alberta Ltd.
Canadian Publication Mail Number - 40014221 5040 3rd Avenue, Edson, Alberta Audit Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber
P.O. Box 6870, T7E 1V2
CORRECTION Member of the SERVING: TOWN OF EDSON & YELLOWHEAD COUNTY FOR 25 YEARS! Telephone: (780) 723-5787 Weekly Newspapers
Alberta
Edson & District Chamber &
In last week’s Viewpoint Column Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber OFFICE HOURS: Mon - Thurs 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Fax: (780) 723-5725 Association
Fri.: 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m.
Email: anchorwk@telusplanet.net
Katie Barnes job title was DISPLAY ADVERTISING DEADLINES: Tuesday, 5 p.m. Website: www.weeklyanchor.com Locally owned
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING DEADLINES: Tuesday, 12:00 Noon family-operated
incorrectly stated. Katie is the Dana McArthur
p ool programmer. Publisher/Owner
We apologize for any confusion
this may have caused.

Craig & Elaine McArthur
in Memory Sonia Roy Sue Ann Common Cindy Weisser Thomas Baxter Adrienne Tait Deanna Mitchener
Front Desk Sales Ass’t Mgr. Graphic/ Distribution Coordinator Reporter Reporter
Administration Representative Layout
The Weekly Anchor SERVING: TOWN OF EDSON & YELLOWHEAD COUNTY FOR 25 YEARS!
OFFICE HOURS: Mon - Thurs 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m.
Fri.: 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m.
Canadian Publication Mail Number - 40014221
Canadian
Published by: 422247 Alberta Ltd.
Letter to the Editor Policy 5,668 Audited (paid & controlled) 5040 3rd Avenue, Edson, Alberta Media Circulation
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor. P.O. Box 6870, T7E 1V2 Audit
DISPLAY ADVERTISING DEADLINES: Telephone: (780) 723-5787 Alberta
All letters are published at the discretion of the editor- Weekly Newspapers
Tuesday, 5 p.m. Fax: (780) 723-5725 Association
publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity, length CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING DEADLINES: Email: anchorwk@telusplanet.net Locally owned
and libel. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the Tuesday, 12:00 Noon Website: www.weeklyanchor.com family-operated Dana McArthur
policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must bear Publisher/Co-Owner
the name of the writer and include the address and
telephone number, which will not be published.
Craig McArthur Elaine McArthur Sonia Roy Sue Ann Common Cindy Weisser Thomas Baxter Adrienne Tait Deanna Mitchener
President & CEO in Memory Front Desk Sales Ass’t Mgr. Graphic/ Distribution Coordinator Reporter Reporter
Administration Representative Layout
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11