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MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Comment



Tower has historic value

Public libraries inspire each generation



Remembering heroes October has been designated as Canadian Library They have remained a fresh and current gathering place in a
Month. The idea for the month is a celebration of From the time when some people have questioned public libraries Rob Merrifield
Tip libraries and the people who work and volunteer in Publisher’s Desk relevance in this often electronic world. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
them. The theme for this year is 'Libraries Inspire'.
of Dana McArthur The public library has also contributed to ensuring inclusive
Libraries play a key role in the social, cultural, and information services, like the internet, and e-books are readily
the Hat economic life of communities by providing residents available to everyone. Alberta organ and tissue

Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes with a place to read, learn, and share. Library staff and volunteers have many activities planned for the Library Month donation –registry agent launch

The month of activities hosted by the Edson Library are intended to help raise including Family Games Night, Family Movie Night, a Scrabble and Pizza night,
public awareness of the valuable role the library plays in the community. the Fall Book Sale, a LEGO challenge day, and Halloween face-painting just to
name a few. Rob
I am always struck by the ingenuity, creativity, and innovation of our local
library. They seem to have an endless flow of imaginative ways to involve Come out and join the Edson Public Library in celebrating their commitment, Merrifield
families and the community. dedication, and passion during this special month. See our story on page 7. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead

Unpaid leave to
care for seriously West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
ill relative
Letter to the Editor

Hold the applause while they repair the damage Rob
Building Canada Plan
Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Editor, we had accomplished. His response to me was insightful: “You're
Rob Listening to the thunderous applause for Premier Jim Prentice's first welcome Dad, but we didn't really accomplish anything at all today. We
couple of weeks in office, I am reminded of a conversation last summer spent the whole day repairing Jack's mistakes”.
with my son. Man in the
Merrifield
So Mr. Prentice, the PC party (and I don't mean just the unfortunate Red Hat
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
I was unable to hire a local contractor for a month-long renovation Alison Redford) has “renovated” the old Lougheed mansion into a by Craig McArthur
project, and possessing few carpentry skills myself, I hired a “carpenter” shamefully shabby shack. You may be a true builder – at this point we
from southern Alberta who advertised his skills on Kijiji. For the are willing to give you the benefit of the doubt – but however gratifying
My purposes of this letter I will call him Jack “the Ripper” Hammer with it may sound, please remind us to hold the applause while you are
ViewPoint profound apologies to any real Jack Hammer who may be reading this repairing the damage inflicted on the house by the PC “Jack Hammers”

by Adrienne Tait letter. After a week or so on the job even I could tell that Jack was a – many of whom are still on your payroll.
“carpenter” only by the most generous definition of the word, and I let
him go. Soon afterwards my son (who does know carpentry) spent a day Sincerely,
Letter to the Editor working on the project with me. As we were packing up our tools at the Clyde Corser Independent seniors’ advocate needed
Interim President, Wildrose West Yellowhead Constituency Association
end of the day I thanked him and commented how happy I was with what
to fix long-term care: Eggen


Changes cause delay in fall sitting of Legislature


Views & News
by Deanna Mitchener
Last week I talked about Jim Speech from the –details Plans Amendment Act (Bill 10). Bills 9
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
Prentice's first week as Premier, he has Throne on K regarding the by- and 10 will not be reintroduced.
made a number of significant changes November 17. by GEORGE VANDERBURG elections will be
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
since taking office including assuring While the fall MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne available soon. For more information on this news
all Michener residents that they will be sitting will start story, please visit my website at
permitted to live out their remaining later it will last the same number of With the prorogation of the current vanderburg.mypcmla.ca. If you would
years in Michener Centre and days as previously scheduled. session all business and legislation on like to discuss this, or any other
canceling the licence plate redesign. the Order Paper before the Legislative provincial matter, please contact me
This delay will allow members of Assembly is brought to an end. This toll free 1-800-786-7136, find me on
With the prorogation of the current Cabinet who are not currently MLAs to includes the Public Sector Pension Facebook or on Twitter at
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session, the first sitting of the seek seats in by-elections so they can Plans Amendment Act (Bill 9) and the @MLAVanderBurg. Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
Legislature under Premier Jim represent Albertans in the Legislature Employment Pension (Private Sector)
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
Prentice's leadership will begin with a by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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