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Kids invited

to take flight

by Mikaela Kuefler are pre-registered so we know
how many to expect," explains
On September 24, the Treasurer and Secretary for the
Whitecourt and Edson Flying Edson Flying Club, Joe Gallant.
Clubs are co-hosting the Spaces are limited depending
Canadian Owners Pilots on the amount of pilots and
Association (COPA) Program at aircrafts. For example, if there's
the Edson Airport, COPA for ten planes available, 100 kids
Kids Aviation Program. will get to go up.
Pilots will fly kids aged 8-17 The event uses COPA to insure
in airplanes for 15 minutes after the event and needs the
kids complete a 20 minute Whitecourt Flying Club to
ground school. Here, Kids will attend because the Edson Flying
be taken through an airplane Club only has five members.
while it's on the ground. Since Whitecourt has 15-20
After the flight, Kids will get members, the event is covered
their picture taken in front of the by COPA as COPA Flight 185.
aircraft. Pictures will be posted "They're the only ones who can
A.H. Dakin School student Qwen Thompson (8) with Joy Tweedle on the Whitecourt Flying Club host the event to be insured by
COPA," advises Gallant. To
working her times tables. Joy said, "I am at the Edson Library every website for parents to view and qualify for a COPA flight, you
Friday after school around 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. volunteering with all ages download.
to learn how to loom as well. It is all free and we have the wool and A free BBQ will also be must have ten members.
Event sign in begins at 9am
some looms here at the library." Photo by Deanna Mitchener offered to everyone attending as
well as draws for a chance to with ground school starting at
930 am. Flying starts at 10am.
win prizes, such as a $20 fuel
Vader convicted of gift card at Petro Canada. We want to encourage today's
"Pilots like to promote flying.
Parents can register kids' right
up to the event on the youth to become pilots in the
second degree murder Whitecourt Flying Club future. There's already a
shortage of 5000 pilots in
webpage at Canada. It's for the love of
Travis Vader the man who was charged in 2012 with two counts of first Parents can also register their flying and to get the youth
degree murder in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann, an elderly St. children at the event itself. curious about flying," says
Albert couple, has been found guilty of second degree murder by the Judge "Things go a lot quicker if kids Gallant.
in the case on September 15, 2016.
The second-degree murder conviction carries an automatic life sentence
with no eligibility for parole for at least 10 years.
The McCann's went missing in July 2010 while on a road trip to visit
family in British Columbia. Their SUV they had been towing with their RV
was found in the bush near Edson. Their bodies were never found.
Mischief or Damage complaints unrelated charges. It took two years to finally lay first degree murder
RCMP soon identified Vader as a person of interest. He was arrested on
top list of RCMP calls charges.
In the trial by judge (no jury) Justice Dennis Thomas concluded Vader
was a drug dealer and user who was stealing from the McCanns' when he
September 5-11 saw 119 calls for service by the local RCMP detachment. encountered them and murdered them. The judge felt there was not enough
Topping the list of calls was Mischief or Damage 13, Suspicious Persons or evidence to support a first degree murder charge even though Vader's DNA
Vehicles 13, and Theft Complaints 13. Other calls included Fail to comply was found in the McCann's SUV. Vader’s lawyer vowed to appeal.
w/conditions 9, Traffic Complaints 9, Alarms/False Alarms 8, Assistance
Calls 8, Traffic Collisions 7, Cause Disturbance 6, Drugs 4, Impaired
Operation Motor Vehicle 4, Mental Health Act 4, Harassment/Criminal Yellowhead County
Harassment 3, Assault 3, Lost/Found Property 3, Liquor Act 2, along with
various other requests for service.
Caregivers’ Fall Series

Do you assist a family member or Yellowhead County.
friend living with challenges The cost is $20.00 per session.
resulting from disability, illness, or Wildwood County Office on
aging? If you said yes; you are a Thursdays from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
caregiver. Choose to attend one, some or all of
The Caregivers' Fall Series are 2 the 8 sessions:
hour information sessions on various Caregiver Characteristics -
topics and skills that will be useful September 29
to caregivers of individuals across The Emotional Journey - October 6
the life span – from children with The Balancing Act - October 13
disabilities to aging parents. You can Improving Communication -
choose to attend one, some or all of October 20
the 8 sessions offered on Thursday Putting Yourself First - October 27
afternoons. The material being Managing Stress - November 3
presented is provided by the Alberta Navigating the System - November
Caregiver Association. 10
Handouts will be available to take To Register or for more information
with you for each session. The call Yellowhead County at 780-325-
sessions will be co-facilitated by 3782 or 1-800-814-3935. Please pre-
Tannis Arsenault from BBC the register one week before the session
Brain Care Centre in Edson and date.
Karen Schatz, the Community In partnership with the Alberta
Outreach Coordinator from Caregiver Association.
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