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Block party policy passed at council

by Adrienne Tait each other and develop a
stronger sense of
In an effort to promote community while having
community spirit while fun. This in turn leads to
fostering safe and healthy safety enhancement and
neighborhoods the Town i n c r e a s e d c i t i z e n
of Edson has passed a engagement.
community block party As part of the policy
policy. the community services
The policy allows the board has identified 15
town to issue block party conditions or restrictions B
permits, so long as that need to be met in GIVING YOU THE ULTIMATE DEALERSHIP EXPERIENCE”
requirements are met. order to gain a permit. 2011 BUICK REGAL
Organizers are also The conditions cover 4DR, AUTO,
eligible to receive a possible temporary road LEATHER,
maximum $200 rebate to closures for non-priority SUNROOF
offset eligible expenses routes, proper placement WAS 24,999
s u c h a s f o o d a n d and use of barricades, no NOW 18,999 14-258A
entertainment. Only five alcohol permitted on New community services director Jim Desautels
block parties per year are public property, no open
able to receive the rebate. fires on town rights of answers questions about the block party policy
The block part policy is way, 75% approval from passed at council. Photo: Adrienne Tait
a n e i g h b o u r h o o d affected neighbours and Hats off
development initiative hours between 10 a.m. t h e b l o c k p a r t y reservations about a
a n d r e p r e s e n t s a and 10 p.m. with no community services block party.” to Lloyd Cooper &
partnership between the music after 8 p.m. director Jim Desautels Councillor Chouinard Staff at
town, RCMP, Victims When asked why there said, “It was thought that said the street he lives on
Services and Citizens On was such a large time the earlier time would be held its second annual Contour
Patrol. difference between more palatable and block party this summer
Block parties are when the music had to be create a better buy-in and reported the event
considered one way turned off and the end of from neighbours who was “very successful.” Construction
neighbours can meet would otherwise have for their efforts in picking
up garbage and mowing
Over 100 participants join the along old Highway 16.
Much appreciated!

34th Annual Terry Fox Run Don, Sandra, & Lori

club and the Town of Edson for their support in Congratulations
by Deanna Mitchener making this day happen. I have a quote from Terry
when he was on his Marathon of hope, 'Even if I don't
The 34th Annual Terry Fox run was held on finish we need others to continue, it needs to keep Warren & Staff at
September 14 and raised $2,263. going without me.'
"I feel the run went very well and we had a great turn “Thank you for donating and participating today to
out with over 100 people –the most I have seen since I help keep Terry's dream alive year after year. When
began organizing it. It was great to see groups like you're out on your run, walk, or bike today I want you
Gibson's Finest and the Edson Scope out participating to keep in mind someone you know that has been
together. The weather definitely cooperated too, so that impacted by cancer, and remember you were doing
was nice," said coordinator Krysta Shack. this for them," said Shack.
"With over 100 participants who biked, ran, walked, Participants could do the 5K or the 10K loop by
and wheeled we raised $2,263 for the Terry Fox following the signs set out, as well a hand-out map
Foundation this year," said Krysta. could be used. Most have the route already down-pat
Just before the run Krysta said a few words of thanks but there were some new supporters running for the for 50 years in Edson
and quoted from Terry Fox. "On behalf of the Terry first time this year.
Fox foundation, I would like to thank you for coming Krysta invited participants to have fun and to stop Thanks Ron S. for bringing
out and supporting Terry's dream of working together back after they had completed their run to enjoy some
to out-run cancer. I would also like to thank the Rotary refreshments and snacks. the business to town.

Sandon Industries Ltd.

Marina Baudin
Ph: 780-725-2004
Participants of all ages gather for the 34th Annual Terry Fox Run September 14.
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