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Giving back to our seniors...

T h e lodge could
From the
P a r k l a n d Publisher’s Desk house 57 to
L o d g e Dana McArthur 60 residents.
Expansion W i t h a
fundraising more than
team has begun efforts to capable team including
raise $250 thousand dollars Bonnie Pillage, Alba
to help furnish the common Mihajlovich, Ivan Strang,
a r e a s , f i x t u r e s , a n d Les Halliwell, Marsh Hoke, Letter to the Editor Policy
equipment in the new Ernie Mushtuk, and Mal
Parkland Lodge. Goldie they have a wealth of The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the
It's a noble but daunting experience to draw upon to editor
task, particularly on the get the job done.
heels of the economic What they need now is All letters are published at the discretion of
downturn, and the less than support from the community
speedy recovery we are to make it happen. As Ivan the editor-publisher who reserves the right to
experiencing. said at the kick-off, Edson is edit for clarity, length and libel. Letters
The total cost for 106 years old and it's our published do not necessarily reflect the
furniture, fixtures, and seniors who got us here policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All
Riding Update: equipment is estimated to be —and now it's time to help letters must bear the name of the writer and
between $800,000 and $1 support them.
Open Letter: million with the local Every dollar counts and include the address and telephone number,
which will not be published.
fundraising target set at donations over $20 can
$250,000. receive a charitable tax
It is hoped the fundraising receipt. Together Edson and
will take off and they will Yellowhead County can
Misadventures have everything in place by m a k e t h i s h a p p e n .
the time the new facility Donations should be made
opens in 2019. o u t t o E v e r g r e e n s
The 27.6 million dollar Foundation c/o Parkland
facility is projected to lodge L o d g e E x p a n s i o n
112 seniors and even with Fundraiser. Contact Ivan
the furnishings that can be Strang at 780-723-4020 for
reused, it still leaves a more information.
substantial gap. The old Weekly Anchor Publisher/Owner Dana McArthur presents Ivan Strang with the Parkland
MLA Lodge Expansion Fundraiser team a cheque for $200.

Eric Rosendahl Letter to the Editor: Jim Eglinski

Help me understand: did Hinton endorse the provincial NDP? MP Yellowhead

My Dear Editor: evaluation before it made that decision? anti-industry people to senior advisory positions
ViewPoint I am puzzled. In a recent Calgary Herald article billion-dollar carbon tax, which includes a 75% tax within the ranks of government. Might this be the
Is Nelson saying that we needed the NDP's multi-
needed thing that Nelson was describing?
by Adrienne Tait (Nov.24, 2017), titled, “NDP hopes tide is turning,” on natural gas (starting in January) for home There are 100 cities and municipalities in Quebec
Hinton Council Member Dewly Nelson is quoted as heating? Is he speaking about the Premier's dumping millions of gallons of raw sewage into
saying about our NDP government: “…in general, I assertion that by raising billions in Alberta carbon Canadian waterways, yet many of these same
think they're doing the right things, the things that taxes she's purchasing a social license that will communities vehemently opposed the Energy East
had to be done”. permit Alberta to construct new pipelines? Surely pipeline. Our premier essentially responded with
According to columnist Don Braid, Nelson's Mr. Nelson knows that this hasn't happened, and nary a whimper, when she should have been
comments drew nods from some of his colleagues won't happen. fighting for Alberta the way a mama lion fights for
who were at the Hinton table. Alberta is the only province rated F in terms of her cubs. Is this feeble action by our premier what
Like most others in our town, I understand and excessive red tape for business, and unnecessary Nelson was describing when he spoke to the
appreciate the fact that every citizen can endorse or regulations. Is this the "needed thing to do" that Herald?
support whomever he or she might choose when it Nelson was speaking about to the Calgary In all sincerity, genuinely, I am not at all
comes to provincial politics. Yet the thing that newspaper? questioning Mr. Nelson's right to support whomever
puzzles me about Nelson's comment is to wonder The NDP government has added more than 40,000 he may choose when it comes to provincial politics.
exactly what, as a member of Hinton's council, he's new taxpayer-funded government employees to the What I am trying to understand is what he's saying
talking about. What are the right things, and the payroll financed with debt. Is this what Nelson was to major newspapers as a representative of our
things that needed to be done, to which he refers? thinking about when he said the government did town. I certainly don't understand what he's saying,
Might he be referring to the $95 billion in debt what had to be done—what was right? and the truth be told, I'm not sure that he does
(about $90,000 for every Alberta family of four) Early on our Premier declared that the Keystone either.
that many analysts say the Notley government will Pipeline was unimportant and that it didn't matter to
put on the books by the end of its term? Alberta. Then she appointed radical and well known Stuart Taylor, Hinton.
Is he talking about the premature shut-down of
Alberta's low-cost and quite efficient coal-fired
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misqoute of projected full cost build of the new Bike Park that is Edson & District
going in out at Willmore. In the last issue my article incorrectly said Chamber of
$350,000 when actually it is a $624,000 projected cost for the full
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