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of October is breast cancer awareness month. It's support today. Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
From the
the Hat also an opportunity to bring attention to cancer Publisher’s Desk or surviving –it was about accepting the
For her it was not about battling, winning
awareness in general.
On top of Alberta Health Services cancer Dana McArthur time she had left–and enduring to the end. Alberta organ and tissue
donation –registry agent launch
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes screening, educational and other assistance groups she found. Perhaps, as she said, she The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor by email,
She never felt comfortable with the support
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West Yellowhead 10 years ago as a breast cancer support group efforts to bring awareness and support to those going to recover. reflect the policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must
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Edson also plays host to the Boob Tour on touch their lives in some way or other. support did not reconcile with her situation. Red Hat
Unpaid leave to September 17 at the Edson Legion. The annual My grandmother died of stomach cancer after There are many inspiring stories of by Craig McArthur
care for seriously event helps raise money and awareness for what was described as a long, painful decline. I recovery. And we hope these are vastly
ill relative cancer research, while raising spirits with a bit never had the chance to meet her. outnumbered by the stories that do not end
of humour. A close friend of mine for many years was so happily.
Building Canada Plan The Run of Hope in Edson, now in its diagnosed with metastasized liver cancer. It was But maybe what we need is a more Rob
fourteenth year, also helps raise funds and spreading to her lungs. inclusive ideology/language that embraces
awareness for cancer. This year's run happens on Her prognosis simply did not fit into the survival and recovery –and the many whose Merrifield
October 4 at 1 p.m. at Edson's Boys and Girl 'ideology of hope' so prevalent in the cancer goal is to endure as long as they can. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead

Rob

Merrifield Letter to the Editor:
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead Frustrations run high...
Views & News Rob

by Deanna Mitchener Emotions ran high, answers while critical Merrifield
frustrations were at their My conversations are held in 2015 Canada Day
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
peak, and the overall tone ViewPoint camera, and a political
of the September 15 town correctness that often Our actions do count
council meeting was by Adrienne Tait leaves one wondering if Challenge
disheartening was the councillors have really
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
NDP continue to chip Jim Eglinski consensus of many who formed their own opinions fully. Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch K by GEORGE VANDERBURG
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attended.
An honest but uncomfortable answer is preferable
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
As with many issues the frustrations boiled down to
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
away at small business MP Yellowhead money, communication, and cooperation. over politically correct unclear ones. by GEORGE VANDERBURG MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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increase will lead to a mix of higher prices, and apply for income support as if you are disabled they
job losses and lower growth. stick you on Income Support (Welfare) first. Later you
The CFIB report also highlighted the fact must apply for the disability program A.I.S.H, and there
59 per cent of business owners now are no guarantees you'll be approved. Craig & Elaine McArthur
identify wage costs as a major cost Sadly, I was informed upon application that the Alberta in loving memory Sonia Roy Sue Ann Common
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