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MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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Tower has historic value

A call for public scrutiny



Remembering heroes

Tip What do peas, coal, lumber, and Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
From the
of Publisher’s Desk sulphuric acid have in common?
They have all been involved in
the Hat Dana McArthur CN train derailments within a year Alberta organ and tissue
in Alberta.
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes In the wake of the derailments in donation –registry agent launch
Gainford and Peers, the most recent CN derailment occurred near Wildwood, on
Sept. 26, when 15 cars filled with coal came off the tracks spilling their payloads.
Rob
Just one day prior to the Wildwood derailment, 17 freight cars carrying peas
derailed east of Vermilion.
On September 16 four engines and 21 train cars derailed near Slave Lake, three Merrifield
of which carried dangerous chemicals. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Unpaid leave to The Slave Lake train derailment had the town on edge with their Mayor, Tyler
care for seriously Warman, stating in the media that the federal government needs to do more to West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
ill relative ensure the town's safety after the sixth train derailment in about four months.
CN is also facing concerns from Yellowhead County Mayor Gerald Soroka
who expressed frustration at the time lapse between the Wildwood derailment Rob
and the County being notified.
Building Canada Plan
The rail industry in Canada is federally regulated but for the most part it Merrifield
Letter to the Editor remains a self-regulated industry. And in all fairness CN does claim statistics Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
show a strong and improving safety record.
Rob However, as CN rail lines get busier it is becoming clear that some level of
public scrutiny and risk assessment needs to be taken into consideration a lot Man in the

Merrifield closer to home than the federal level.
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead Municipalities need to assure residents a safe place to live and the only way to Red Hat
do that is by being involved –before something a lot more dangerous than peas by Craig McArthur
spill into one of our Alberta communities.

My Clean up after CN train derailment near Peers on Nov. 3, 2013
ViewPoint
Awards celebrate visitor information centres
by Adrienne Tait



Letter to the Editor Drop by one of Alberta's visitor hospitality Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch take a unique at the facility for the Alberta Independent seniors’ advocate needed
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a group of people who are just as known for MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne serving (AVIP) Conference. to fix long-term care: Eggen
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likely to be going the extra mile as Visitor travelers. This year's awards recognized
the travelers they're serving. information Named for Alberta's official visitor information centres and staff
Each year, staff at the more than centres play an important role in gemstone, ammolite, Ammy in a number of categories, including
Views & News 130 community, regional and Alberta's tourism industry by Awards go to individuals, projects, operational excellence, visitor
by Deanna Mitchener provincial visitor information encouraging travelers to get out and initiatives and improvements that service excellence, facility
centres welcome thousands of enjoy everything the province has exemplify excellence in visitor excellence and individual
visitors - often giving exceptional to offer. These visits provide a service. excellence.
service to accommodate individual boost to local economies, ensuring The 4th annual awards were Award applications are submitted
needs and raise the profile of local jobs and a good quality of life for presented at the Badlands by organizations that manage visitor
attractions. Whether it's hosting a area residents. Community Facility in Drumheller information centres. Staff and
barbecue for hungry road-trippers, In recognition of this work, the on September 15. Travel managers are nominated by their
recommending a campground or Alberta government has created a counsellors, supervisors, managers peers for individual accolades.
helping someone plan a multi-day special award to honour visitor and other representatives of visitor For more descriptions of all the
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trip, these professionals approach information centres and staff who information centres were gathered 2014 Ammy Award winners, visit Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
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by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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