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The Town of Hinton recently brought forward
of a request to Yellowhead County to consider the From the 1980, Crowsnest Pass in 1984, Camrose in Alberta organ and tissue Rob Merrifield
1990, Fort McMurray in1992, and the
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
the Hat joint communities of Hinton, Jasper, Edson, Publisher’s Desk Lakeland Region in 2010. donation –registry agent launch
The typical cost of hosting the Winter
and County putting forward a bid to host the
Dana McArthur
Games has been approximately $1.6 million.
2018 Alberta Winter Games.
Hosting major sports events brings in a lot of With about $420,000 available in various
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes people. The Alberta Winter Games is estimated sporting events to their respective grants to help offset costs.
to bring 2,700 athletes, coaches, and officials. communities. Airdrie will be preparing a bid package for
Edson played host to the Alberta Winter
Robin Campbell, MLA Add the families and out of town spectators, Games in 1986. And in 2006 it was Hinton, the 2018 games. The town and MD of
Bonnyville will likely be bidding. And Fort
West Yellowhead and it becomes clear why many towns Jasper, Edson, and Yellowhead County who McMurray's council voted in favour of
scramble to get their bids in to host these
games. jointly played host to the games. hosting the 2018 Alberta Winter Games. Man in the
Sports tourism is an undeniable economic Medicine Hat, who hosted the games back in At the end of the day it will be the local Red Hat
generator for many communities. 1978, is once again hosting the upcoming councils who will decide if this region will be
Unpaid leave to games in 2016. by Craig McArthur
Recognizing the economic benefits,
care for seriously communities like Fort McMurray and Leduc Some of the many communities that have putting in a bid for the games.
However, it would be good to keep in mind
ill relative hosted the event include Grande Prairie in
My are making a major effort to bring more the region has grown up a bit since the last
ViewPoint Building Canada Plan games. There are more accommodations Rob

by Adrienne Tait Letter to the Editor: available than ever before. And there is an Merrifield
experienced volunteer base that can be
Skyrocketing costs and diminishing services tapped. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Sure, there is a huge amount of logistics and

Rob hallmarks of bureaucratic intrusion into family planning, and many volunteers will be
needed.
But in these slow economic times, bringing
Merrifield Dear Sir; social engineers plan to pass on the costs of these some much needed revenue to the area makes
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead programs to the children themselves. What kind of a lot of sense, and is an important factor to
Abraham Lincoln once said: “Elections belong to
Views & News the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn blisters are we scorching onto our unborn consider. Rob
grandchildren's backsides if we choose to cosy up
by Deanna Mitchener their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then closer to this particular fire? Merrifield
they will just have to sit on their blisters.” Canada's Edmund Burke, who lived at the time of the
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
most important election in living memory will be French Revolution and who is generally considered 2015 Canada Day
decided later this month, and voters should be aware to be the father of modern conservatism, wrote: Our actions do count
of how badly they could be burned! “One of the first and most leading principles on Challenge
Perhaps provoked by the Conservative's Universal which the commonwealth and its laws are
Child Care Benefit which presumes that parents are consecrated, is lest the temporary possessors and K
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NDP continue to chip Jim Eglinski best able to assess and make decisions about their life-renters in it, unmindful of what they have K by GEORGE VANDERBURG
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
received from their ancestors, or of what is due to
own children's needs, both the Liberal and NDP
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
away at small business MP Yellowhead leaders have made extravagant promises for their posterity, should act as if they were the entire by GEORGE VANDERBURG MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
masters …” (Reflections on the Revolution in
institutional, government-run day-care programs.
confidence says Wildrose Have they learned from past experience? Of course France). THE WEEKLY
We are the “temporary possessors” of our Canada
not! Twenty years ago the Quebec government
country. Those among us who were born more than
care for $7 per day. The entirely predictable result
NDP policies have chipped away at small The end of headed down this path, offering government day- but “act as if [we are] the entire masters” of the Letter to the Editor: ANCHOR
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business optimism remains by far the 98 to $2.6 billion today [Canadian Taxpayers from our ancestors – a sound work ethic, fiscal
weakest in the country according to a recent a local icon Federation], with wait lists growing to not just responsibility, a heritage of personal sacrifice to Letter to the Editor Policy
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