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New Chamber President's vision for upcoming year


Western Star Trucks (North) Ltd.
26124 TWP Road 531A
Acheson, AB T7X 5A1

Toll Free 1-800-252-7500
Phone: 780-453-3452 Cell: 780-984-2224

photo Deanna Mitchener
Summers Drilling
Sharon Hawboldt is the new president for the Edson and District Chamber of Commerce. Summers Drilling
Water Well Drilling
by Deanna Mitchener continue to look for new ideas," said Hawboldt. Water Well Drilling
did not use Commerce held their Annual General Meeting at walk a fine line between preserving some of the A proud Alberta business, since 1917,
"Our membership is changing every day, and we
On March 23 the Edson and District Chamber of
tried and true traditions, to introducing new ways to
A proud Alberta business, since 1917,
Galloway Museum, where the new president
engage our business community that are quite
Summers Drilling specializes in water well
Sharon Hawboldt shared her vision of where she
imperative that we begin tapping into the talents of
would like to see the Chamber focus this next year. different than what we've done in the past. I feel it's Summers Drilling specializes in water well
drilling and water well repairs.
drilling and water well repairs.
Sharon said, "I've been a business owner in the our young professionals, our next generation of
Town of Edson since 1996 and a Director on the leaders and decision makers. My personal goal is to
Chamber for the past two years, one as President continue to improve the Chamber's relationship
Elect. In this time period, the Chamber has with the Town of Edson and Yellowhead County, to
undergone some extensive changes under the ensure that business voices are heard. We are the
direction of a strong President, Chris Valliere- hub that brings the business community together,
Kowalchuk. The Executive and Board have so let's work together to enhance trade and
weathered these changes and flourished. Together commerce in the Town of Edson and Yellowhead
we've adapted, keeping in mind at all times the best County," said Hawboldt. "Adapting to change and
4405 50 street
interest of our members." working in the best interest of our membership will 4405 50 street 780-963-1282
"As a member driven organization, we must continue to be my focus stepping into the role of Stony Plain, AB www
Stony Plain, AB
constantly strive to ensure we are providing value President, as the Chamber Board of Directors move
to our existing members as well as attracting new into this 2017 year."
ones. We must work with our young professionals Please come take part in monthly meetings and be
as they will be the new leaders in our communities. a voice for your community. If you are interested in
We'll look forward at this in 2017 to take stock of learning more about becoming involved with the EDSON DRY CLEANERS
what we offer to our members in terms of value, Edson Chamber, please call the office at 780-723-
how we attract new members and ensure we 4918 or stop in at 211-56 Street to talk in person. WE RENT MATS AND COVERALLS
West Yellowhead Regional Waste HELP WANTEDHELP WANTED

Management Authority update Seamstress

Christopher Hemsworth, Isaac Ahlf, Nick Hill, Tyler Pratt, Tyler Ferguson, Kai Mohr, and Robbie
Hemsworth enjoy a game called Bang, in the Edson Public Library on March 31. photo (6-7 hrs/day)
Deanna Mitchener
Please drop

off resume

in person only.

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West Yellowhead Regional Waste Management Authority's (WYRWMA) regional waste reduction
coordinator Anne Auriat presented council with an update on the plans to further reduce waste and
increase composting on April 4. photo Adrienne Tait
by Adrienne Tait one central spot near Hinton.” Edson wasn't
considered a suitable site because the landfill falls
West Yellowhead Regional Waste Management within a 7km radius of the airport. The birds that an
Authority's (WYRWMA) regional waste reduction organics processing facility would draw would
coordinator Anne Auriat provided council with a prove to be problematic for flights in and out of the
brief history of the program as well as an update on airport.
the plans to further reduce waste and increase The estimated capital cost for the processing
composting in the region. facility is $2 million.
Auriat assumed the role of waste reduction Councillor Trevor Bevan asked if methane P INSTALLATIONS P
coordinator just over one year ago and has been recovery would be an option at the site. * Furnaces Replacement
working with the authority to develop a regional Unfortunately, the scale of the project and the * Furnaces/Air Conditioners
three year plan. additional cost to build an enclosed system were
The first stage of the plan includes an organics prohibiting factors. * Residential Heating Packages
diversion program, which includes a processing Auriat said one of the things they are starting to * Electronic Air Cleaners
facility and a composting and education plan. look at is marketing possibilities and development * Humidifiers/Air Exchangers
* Furnaces Replacement
The WYRWMA commissioned a study for the of a marketing strategy for the material once it has
* Furnaces/Air Conditioners
development of an organic waste processing been composted and passed testing. * Sheet Metal Work
* Residential Heating Packages
program, which included reports on feedstock Over the coming months, increased education FREE ESTIMATES
* Electronic Air Cleaners
quantities, management methods, technology about composting and organics collection is
* Humidifiers/Air Exchangers
evaluation, host site assessment, product quality expected to begin as Edson looks at collection Email:
* Sheet Metal Work
requirements, compost quality uses and markets, methods and starts to encourage more resident and
system analysis, and an executive summary. commercial participation in composting and waste
Auriat said, “We looked at all the different sites reduction. 4640 3 Avenue Phone: (780) 723-3553
and connotations and our best recommendation was Edson, AB T7E 1C2 Authorized Dealer Fax: (780) 723-3552
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