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Spring forward...or not? My MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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Remembering heroes ViewPoint
Unpaid leave to Although it may not seem Quebec, and some areas by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously with the recent snow dump, From the in western British Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative Environment Canada is Publisher’s Desk Columbia not on the
Dana McArthur
predicting the rest of spring time change.
and the coming summer to So, does it then come Alberta organ and tissue
be hotter than usual. down to a preference of whether you are a
Spring is also heating up with a morning golfer or a late evening golfer? donation –registry agent launch
controversial NDP private members bill by Would you rather have your soccer games
MLA Thomas Dang to eliminate Daylight begin a bit early or run a bit late? The point
Savings Time in the province. is, no one is adding extra daylight —it's Rob Letter to the Editor Policy
The Bill proposed to remove the semi- just a shift of available daylight hours to The Weekly Anchor welcomes
letters to the editor.
Building Canada Plan annual switch of Daylight Saving Time and align with our ideal internal and external Merrifield
move the province to Central Standard clocks.
Time permanently. Most farmers are not a fan of DST as it Member of Parliament for Yellowhead All letters are published at the discretion of the editor-
publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity,
Remaining on DST year round interferes with the rhythm and routine of length and libel. Letters published do not necessarily
(effectively being on Central time) would the animals and their feeding/milking Letter to the Editor West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
Letter to the Editor Policy reflect the policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All
let summer light continue longer in the schedules. And daylight savings does not letters must bear the name of the writer and include
evening, but would mean darker mornings save energy. the address and telephone number, which will not be
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the But certainly, the earlier daylight in Town's Voluntary Income
editor. Tip in the winter. Rob published.
All letters are published at the discretion of the Remaining on Mountain time (our current winter offered by remaining on Mountain Tax Program commended
editor-publisher who reserves the right to edit of time zone) year round would mean time would give Edson and area Merrifield
for clarity, length and libel. Letters published summer mornings would see more light, commuters going to work and children Dear Editor, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
do not necessarily reflect the policies or beliefs the Hat but get darker a bit earlier in the evenings. headed to school an easier and safer trip, I have been a volunteer for several years with the
of this newspaper. All letters must bear the According to an NDP poll the favorite is when roads are often at their worst. Voluntary Income Tax Program sponsored by the Town
name of the writer and include the address and DST year round. What seems to be a holdout is the NHL of Edson Community Services. This program provides the NDP invoking closure on
telephone number, which will not be published. Whether Alberta joins Central time, like hockey schedule. The lack of a time the service of preparing and e-filing income tax forms Man in the
Saskatchewan, or stays on Mountain time change would put us two hours ahead of for persons whose annual incomes are under the levels debate for Bill 6 despite
and quits the biannual clock switching Vancouver for most of the regular season, set by Revenue Canada. This year, the cut off was Wildrose MLAs tabling a Red Hat
ritual, seems rather arbitrary —as we making for some late night game watching. $30,000 for a single person and $40,000 for a couple. petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
already have extended summer daylight However, what is the greatest concern is To date, the volunteers have prepared and e-filed the 30,000 Albertans who are
built into our northern climate. changing the clock has shown an increased 2016 income taxes for over 350 people in Edson and against the bill.
And frankly, there are so many time incidence of motor vehicle accidents and surrounding area. Taxes are done for seniors, students,
zones across Canada already, is it really an increase in heart attacks. new Canadians, and low income earners. I believe this
going to make much difference figuring While we rub our groggy eyes and play is a very important service that is organized by the town
out a good time to call? DST is rather a catch-up with our sleep every spring, and carried out by at least seven volunteers.
Riding Update: mishmash across the county with discussions on the Bill continue. I would like to commend the Town of Edson and its Robin Campbell, MLA

Saskatchewan, some locations in east Community Services Program for providing this very Independent seniors’ advocate needed West Yellowhead
needed service and hope it will continue into the future. Hello again…
Yours truly, Barbara Prescott
Letter to the Editor to fix long-term care: Eggen by Carlo Klemm
Speed limit change on Hwy 32 at Fulham School Zone The Weekly Anchor Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
Member of the
Edson & District Chamber &
I read about this in the paper back in February km/hr through Gainford, Alberta, and honestly have Get your head out of the clouds or wherever you From the Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Fall statement shows federal gov’t borrowing additional $32 billion and voiced my concerns with my county councillor you ever seen anyone even a dog roaming around may have it stuck, we are dealing with children Publisher’s Desk
in the Shining Bank area. He told me that it was
aged 5 to 12 or 13. At the age where they are
that area? But Alberta Transportation deems it
not their department and to speak to Alberta acceptable to do 100 km/hr through an area of carefree and should be! Dana McArthur
Transportation. I then phoned Alberta Highway 32 where there is a school on one side of Each year there is an increase in the amount of
Transportation and spoke to a lady from that the highway and a community center on the other. traffic on Highway 32, pickups, cars, heavy haul
division who told me the Fulham School Area was What if it's a day that the students of Fulham are trucks; this highway has been called a corridor for
not a school zone. We had a discussion regarding crossing Highway 32 to attend their winter skating transportation of wide loads. All cars, trucks,
Riding Update: this, still not totally agreeing with her reasoning; which is part of their physical education and the semis and their cargo are material stuff which is
we ended the conversation with the intention of me larger vehicle is not slowing down in time and replaceable, a “human life” is not. I believe it is a
sending in a letter. Then on Friday, April 7, 2017, takes out a student or group of students? If the school zone, even though the government has
I received a letter from the Yellowhead County, Alberta government thinks that having the speed stated that it is not. Please put our signage back up Views & News
“County Council Supports Reduced Speed Zone for limit at 100 or 70 is acceptable, I challenge the and reduce the speed back to 30 km/hr. by Deanna Mitchener
Alberta government to consider the eager
Why are we wasting money by putting together a
Kidney dialysis in Edson won’t Fulham School Zone on Highway 32” to which my Elementary students crossing the highway (winter pilot project? Is someone trying to justify their Rob Conservative
dander rose again, and I decided to go forward with
job? Leave well enough alone! Put the signage

open until Hinton and Whitecourt open my original intent of a letter. driving conditions), if a larger vehicle is having back up stating 30 km/hr for the school hours and Member of Parliament for Yellowhead iews
trouble slowing from 100 km/hr to the original 30
I always thought that the old adage was “If it
enforce this.
km/hr then changing the limit to 70 km/hr isn't
works, why fix it.” So tell me what the problem
was with regards to the speed limit through the going to make much of a difference. So is the A concerned mother, aunt, community member. Guest Column by Clyde Corser
Thanks to everyone who Unfortunately this takes Fulham School zone? government saying that they are willing to play
has contacted us about MLA funding away from the For as long as I can remember at least 40 some Russian roulette with our children's life? I'm not. Penny Williams
the current state of operation of the Edson years the speed through the Fulham School area has
Dialysis in Eric Rosendahl dialysis unit, which won't been 30 km/hr and this has not been a problem for 5,868 Audited Published by: 422247 Alberta Ltd. Canadian
Edson/Hinton/Whitecourt be able to open until the motorists. In the past months in our local papers The Weekly Anchor Canadian Publication Mail Number - 40014221 5040 3rd Avenue, Edson, Alberta Media Circulation
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