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Establishment of an Edson

Youth Council key

priority for Kevin Zahara

With the municipal the Edmonton Youth engage youth and get
e l e c t i o n q u i c k l y Council on a smaller them interested in
approaching, Mayoral scale due to our size.” l e a d e r s h i p r o l e s .
candidate Kevin Zahara That council is an Zahara also supports a
released his first of five advisory committee of long-term commitment
platform planks, a focus Edmonton City Council to having an RCMP
on youth. comprised of youth 13 S c h o o l R e s o u r c e
“A key priority as to 23. Their mission is Officer in Edson with
Mayor would be to t o “ E d u c a t e a n d funding to come from
establish an Edson empower youth to p a r t n e r s a n d t h e
Youth Council to provide meaningful automated enforcement
provide advice on issues input and to take action program.
impacting youth and on local issues and More information is
input on the work we are municipal politics.” a v a i l a b l e a t
doing to ensure sound M a n y E d s o n
decisions are made for e m p l o y e r s a r e Stay tuned for further
future generations,” said struggling to attract platform information in Kevin Zahara says a key priority as Edson’s Mayor would be to establish
Kevin Zahara who was p e o p l e f o r k e y the coming weeks. an Edson Youth Council to provide advice on issues impacting youth.
first elected at 19. positions. Zahara wants
Z a h a r a c o v e r e d to collaborate with
c o u n c i l f o r w o r k them, Yellowhead
experience in High County and School
School for a radio Divisions to encourage
station and says it was youth to return to Edson
the main influence in after Post-Secondary.
getting him interested in This could include a
politics. The Youth grant program to assist
Council would be a students with post-
mechanism for Town secondary studies. In
Council to get input exchange they'd commit
from youth with a goal to returning to Edson for
of creating the next a period of time to work
generation of leaders i n t h e i r a r e a o f
and volunteers. expertise.
“ D e t a i l s o n t h e “It's important we
nomination process and foster leadership and
the terms of reference provide youth with
would be created in every opportunity to
collaboration with succeed in Edson.”
school divisions, the Zahara says he'd also
Boys and Girls Club and like to implement a
other organizations that recognition program for
do important work with outstanding local youth
youth in Edson. I'd like and create a Mayor for a
to see it modelled after Day program to further

Decision time for


Rural Crime Watch

There was very low attendance at the AGM for
Yellowhead Rural Crime Watch on February 25,
2017. It was decided by the members present to
put the organization into a “sleep mode” till the
September 12, 2017 meeting.
It was hoped that you, the members, would take
this time to think about stepping up to form a new
executive to keep Yellowhead Rural Crime Watch
alive.We have many members, but only a few are
active. With only six meetings a year the
executive positions are not demanding.
The present executive has held their positions
for many years and it is time for new people to
step-up to save the organization. If we do not elect
a new executive, Yellowhead Rural Crime Watch
will be dissolved, as laid out in our by-laws.
When the group is dissolved, all assets must be
disposed of.
Many people over the past 35 years have
worked hard to keep Yellow Rural Crime Watch
Will we have a memorial service or a
celebration of a new era?
The meeting September 12, 2017 will be your
last chance to keep Yellowhead Rural Crime
Watch alive! Mark the date on your calendar!
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