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by Adrienne Tait The Canadian government's response to 9/11 Now, with the new federal regulations Rob Merrifield
was the creation of a new Crown Corporation, From the announced on July 28 it will allow the 10 Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority Publisher’s Desk airports, including Edson, to obtain security
(CATSA), to be the sole screening authority in Dana McArthur screening services from the CATSA.
Canadian airports. There are no guarantees of the economic Alberta organ and tissue
Previously, it was the air carriers who were
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes primarily responsible for screening passengers. airports discontinued CATSA screening viability of new air routes. And there are donation –registry agent launch
significant expenses of upgrading Edson's
With the creation of CATSA the government services for various reasons, likely including facility to include a passenger security area to
Robin Campbell, MLA assumed the direct role. economic viability vs cost of the services, new consider. As well, there is the added cost of
West Yellowhead For many years there was an imposed cap of designations were simply not given out. labour and logistics of bringing in CATSA
89 airports operating with CATSA screening in There have also been accusations that not screening personnel. Man in the
place, even though many airports and offering screening at more airports has been a But, regularly scheduled commercial flights
Tip municipalities lobbied for the coveted key factor in the loss of important regional air have the potential, and track record, of Red Hat
Unpaid leave to designation. routes. significantly aiding a region to develop new by Craig McArthur
THE WEEKLY care for seriously of Only CATSA designated airports are able to Of note, there have been ten regional airfields tourism opportunities, promote economic
ANCHOR ill relative the Hat maintain regularly scheduled commercial fights who have petitioned to join the national development, and generate significant


Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years to the main hub-airports. The main commercial security network including Fort Nelson, B.C.; economic benefits.
airports (like Edmonton and Calgary) do not
And with the risk spread among the four
Views & News Building Canada Plan Dawson City, Yukon; Edson and Cold Lake, partners in the region including Edson, Rob
by Deanna Mitchener directly receive unscreened passengers, referred Alta.; St. Catharines, Ont.; and Puvirnituq,
to as 'dirty loads'. Trois-Rivières, Schefferville, Bromont and Yellowhead County, Jasper, and Hinton…it Merrifield
Even when several of the 89 designated Sherbrooke in Québec. certainly is a plan worth pursuing. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead

Rob

Merrifield Letter to the Editor:
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead MP Eglinski announces approval
Letter to the Editor: Rob


Golden years turn of five projects in Yellowhead 2015 Canada Day
Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Letter to the Editor to dusty years Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund Our actions do count Challenge

"Our government is
says writer Jim Eglinski, Member of Jim Eglinski proud to be making Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
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NDP continue to chip Jim Eglinski Yellowhead, is pleased to unprecedented investments Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch by GEORGE VANDERBURG
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by GEORGE VANDERBURG
away at small business MP Yellowhead Hello, it's me again: announce that the MP Yellowhead in public infrastructure by GEORGE VANDERBURG MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne THE WEEKLY
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Governments of Canada
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across Alberta. Through the
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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federal Small Communities
confidence says Wildrose I see the county is following and Alberta are Fund, we will help get 56 projects going Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years
providing funding for five infrastructure
Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund.
doing nothing. When I moved to
NDP policies have chipped away at small The end of “Policy” on dust control -they are projects in his riding under the New Building across the province to help improve drinking Letter to the Editor:
water, handle wastewater more effectively,
business confidence to the point where where I live, the road still had Funding for these projects will help make solid waste management better, improve
business optimism remains by far the corduroy wood showing through it. communities in Yellowhead improve drinking public transit, and upgrade disaster
weakest in the country according to a recent a local icon The I.D. took land from everyone water and wastewater systems, and solid waste mitigation,” said Letter to the Editor Policy
Canadian Federation of Independent along the road and said it was for management. Once complete, the work will The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor by
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CORRECTION so much traffic county cannot even
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