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Unpaid leave to by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously Bullying is a learned is Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
From the
ill relative Views & News conscious, wilful, Publisher’s Desk kindness,

by Deanna Mitchener deliberate, Dana McArthur compassion, and
hostile, and
repeated Three-quarters Alberta organ and tissue
behaviour by one of Canadian donation –registry agent launch
or more people, which is intended to adults say they were bullied in
harm others. It can take on many school, with one-quarter
forms including physical, emotional, experiencing bullying regularly. Rob
verbal, cyber, and peer exclusion. Even today with the added
Building Canada Plan Bullying is nothing new, and with awareness every seven minutes Merrifield
the amount of education and effort someone is bullied on a playground Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
going on in Edson and Yellowhead in Canada, according to
County Schools it's hard to believe West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
that this kind of despicable The best way kids can put an end
behaviour still goes on. to bullying is to tell a parent or
From the Sure, some kids are just more
Publisher’s Desk aggressive, dominating and teacher. Parents of children in Rob
school today are far more likely to
Dana McArthur Tip impulsive by nature but bullying say their child's bullying has been

of continues because it fulfills a reported with a great deal more Letter to the Editor Policy Member of Parliament for Yellowhead Conservative
perceived need. Common reasons
satisfactory outcomes than in the
the Hat given for bullying include making past. All letters are published at the discretion of the editor-publisher
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor.
the one bullying feel stronger or
Simply put, bullying is a learned
smarter; being bullied at home; behaviour that can be changed with who reserves the right to edit for clarity, length and libel. Letters the NDP invoking closure on iews Man in the
published do not necessarily reflect the policies or beliefs of this
popularity; jealousy; or a the right combination of newspaper. All letters must bear the name of the writer and debate for Bill 6 despite Guest Column by Clyde Corser
combination of reasons. understanding, initiatives, and include the address and telephone number, which will not be Wildrose MLAs tabling a Red Hat
No matter what reasons kids have deterrents —but the first step is to published. petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
for bulling what they have not tell someone it's happening. Letter to the Editor 30,000 Albertans who are
against the bill.

Letter to the Editor

Jim Eglinski Re: Catastrophic Climate Change in Alberta Independent seniors’ advocate needed Robin Campbell, MLA
West Yellowhead
MP Yellowhead “How are you?” “I'm fine.” How often have you product] for two days. Sure, the rain is a factor, but People ARE drowning Mr. Foss! Unemployment Hello again…
overheard or participated in this brief conversation I have never seen it this bad before.” He wasn't is skyrocketing. Our provincial debt now exceeds to fix long-term care: Eggen by Carlo Klemm
when you knew the respondent was NOT fine? talking about the weather Mr. Foss, he was talking our assets and is accelerating at a dizzying pace.
Sometimes a very long way from fine? Such was about the climate – the economic climate in Alberta. Businesses are fleeing if they can, and hunkering The Weekly Anchor
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my thought last week (September 8) reading the You see, 16 months ago Alberta experienced down to try weathering the storm if they can't. Food Member of the K
Edmonton Journal's front page headline, “Fires catastrophic climate change when we temporarily bank shelves and office towers are empty. Edson & District Chamber &
burned oilsands growth plans”. Especially after two took leave of our senses and elected an NDP Unemployment lines and auction yards are full. Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
subsequent conversations with real people; but I am government. A government that values its And you throw them a straw – a straw that doesn't MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
getting ahead of myself. ideological dogma more than the welfare of its even float: “hopefully, they will resume here later
The Journal article reported on Alberta's chief citizens. A government that seems to care a great this year or early next year.”
energy economist, Matt Foss blaming the Fort deal about promoting the variability of our You see sir, the problem is not the fire; it is the Weekly Anchor
McMurray wildfire last spring for energy companies children's sexual orientation and not so much about climate. Businesses, entrepreneurs and ordinary
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Come now Mr. Foss! Suncor's unplanned outage subsidize their election spending. I could go on Mr. Not “later this year or early next year”; not until we The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the Rob
at their Edmonton refinery early last summer for Foss, but I think you get my drift. have the chance to go back to the polls in 2019 and editor. ADDRESS
which the Fort Mac fire was only partially My second conversation on more or less the same fix the mistake we made last year. Merrifield
responsible shut down some Petro-Canada stations subject was with someone who wears one of the All letters are published at the discret POSTAL CODE Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
for a week and caused a brief spike in gasoline public faces of a prominent local organization, Sincerely,
prices. THAT was fine; blame the fire for that! which shall remain unnamed. The comment that Clyde Corser, President Wildrose West Yellowhead ion of the editor-publisher who reserv PHONE
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