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Parliamentary Update- Week of March 6
a letter from Yellowhead MP Jim Eglinski on what was debated in the House and his upcoming travel plans.

Trans Mountain Project
The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project is making "positive progress."



2017 ATB Tour of Alberta Touts New Format
The 5th year of the Tour of Alberta introduces a new race format.

Yellowhead County Recreation Grants Awarded
Yellowhead County Recreation Board approved several funding requests at the end of January.

It's Fire Season, Get Your Permit!
Apply for your burn permit and learn about safe burning practices.

Vegetation Management in Campgrounds
Yellowhead campgrounds will be cleared of dangerous trees and excess vegetation this month.

Note From MLA Eric Rosendahl
A note from the MLA regarding "wild" rumour of "ATV ban"

ACES: Arts Centre for Edson Society
citizens coming together to advocate for an artistic addition to the community.

Update from AHS about Fluoride in Water
Fluoride levels are BELOW the maximum acceptable level. AHS will continue to monitor.

Vegetation Management on Pipeline Right-of-way
Increased Activity and Noise Expected as Routine Vegetation Management Carried out on Trans Mountain Right of Way

A Message from Mayor Mackin and Hinton Council
Hinton Mayor Rob Mackin spoke recently about a funding decision regarding the library.

Hinton Council Highlights
Highlights from the February 7th Meeting of Council

MP Eglinski on Job Losses in The Energy Sector
MP Jim Eglinski Participates in the Take-Note Debate on Job Losses in the Energy Sector

MP Jim Eglinski Participates in Debate on C-31
Bill C-31 is ‘An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Ukraine’

MP Eglinski on Bill C-36
MP Jim Eglinski Questions NDP Member During Debate on Bill C-36

Hinton RCMP Investigating Theft Over $5000
Hinton RCMP is asking the public for any information regarding this crime.

Hinton RCMP Bust Two in Traffic Stop
A traffic stop by Hinton RCMP nets two for possession of weed and meth.

Community Grant Program Intake Open
Spring intake has begun for the Hinton Community Grant Program, APPLY NOW!

Grande Cache Council Highlights
Highlights from the January 25th 2017 meeting of council.

Application Period Extended
A Note from MP Eglinski regarding the 2017 Canada Summer Jobs Applications.

Busy Year for Edson Citizens on Patrol
2016 was a busy year for the extra eyes and ears of Edson's RCMP.

Jenn Heil in Jasper
Jenn Heil will be in Jasper for the "Jasper in January" appetites weekend.

Statement on Police Presence Near Repsol Arena
There was some police activity on Thursday January 19th by Repsol Arena, inside are some details from Edson RCMP.

Edson Council Notes
Discussion from January 17th meeting of council.

Hinton Budgets Released for Public Consultation
Hinton Town Council released their operating and capital budget numbers.

Hinton parents have the opportunity to meet with local experts for parenting information.

Edson RCMP Looking for Shoplifting Suspect
A picture has been released by RCMP to help identify and catch a thief.

Edson RCMP Seek Info On Copper Wire Theft
About 2500 feet of copper wire was stolen from an industrial yard. Police are looking for any leads.

William Switzer Winter Hours!
William A. Switzer Provincial Park will be open for a short time this winter!

Edson RCMP Make Arrests in Shoplifting Spree
Police arrest 2 in connection with thefts.

Search and Seizure Nets 6
Hinton RCMP arrest and charge 6 individuals after a search warrant turns up guns, drugs etc...

Pile Drilling for Rosevear Bridge Begins
The pile drilling process for Yellowhead county's bridge-to-be is underway!

Commercial Structure Fire New Year's Day
A commercial structure fire damaged 2 garage bays and closed an eastbound lane of Highway 16.

Hinton Food Bank Stats 2016
Fast facts about 2016 food bank usage in Hinton.

Edson RCMP Seek Information on Site Thefts
RCMP are looking for any assistance in identifying suspects in a rash of thefts from construction sites in the past 30 days.

2017 Edson Capital and Operating Budgets Available Online
Council has approved the 2017 Capital and Operating Budgets.

Counterfeit Currency in Edson
Edson RCMP asking for public's help to identify counterfeit currency suspect.

New 211 Service Available in Yellowhead County
December 16 2016- Yellowhead County Council officially launched the regional 2-1-1 services for the county, Edson and Hinton.

One Charged in Jasper Apartment Structure Fire
December 14 2016- One man was charged in relation to a fire that happened this past Monday at a Jasper apartment building.

Fatal Collision on Highway 16, Near Hinton
August 8 2016- A collision between two trucks left one dead and others seriously injured.

Charges laid in Copper Wire Thefts
August 5th 2016- Edson RCMP Make headway in copper wire thefts, charge 3.

Edson RCMP busy over Ball Tourney Weekend
August 5th 2016- Edson RCMP and ITU removed 13 drivers from the roads over the long weekend.

Alcohol a Factor in ATV Rollover
July 19th 2016- One man charged and will appear in Edson court.

County Garden Pride
July 15th 2016- Great opportunity to check out all the beautiful gardens in the county, talk to gardeners and learn about plants and plant care!

Bailey Case Adjourned
July 7th 2016- Mickell Bailey's case has been moved to March of 2017 and transferred to Stoney Plain Courts

Growing Great Kids- July Tips
July 5th 2016- The foundation of healthy development, starting from birth.

Impaired Driving: Just Don't Do It!
July 5th 2016: A busy Canada Day for Edson RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit.

Pipeline Leak NE of Grande Cache
June 14th 2016- A pipeline leak that occurred last Thursday is being investigated by the AER, and an environmental protection order has been issued.

Growing Great Kids- June Tips
June 2nd 2016- The June installment of some helpful parenting tips, from your Hinton Early Childhood Coalition!

Provincial Ombudsman In Town Next Week
June 2nd 2016- The provincial Ombudsman will be in Whitecourt and Edson next week as part of a province-wide initiative to increase awareness and field any questions or open any investigations.

Hinton RCMP Detachment Vandalized
May 30th 2016- A man was tasered after smashing 10 exterior windows on the Hinton RCMP detachment.

Wolverines Centre of Excellence Fire... Arson?
May 30th 2016- New evidence in the case suggests the fire MAY have been deliberately set.

Edson to Calgary Air Service Postponed
May 27th 2016- Integra Air is putting their proposed flights from Edson to Calgary on a (hopefully) brief hiatus.

One Arrested in Dangerous Driving Incident on Hwy 748
May 18th 2016- One person arrested and charged with multiple offences, including fleeing from police.

Edson Community Safety Initiative
May 12th 2016- Kristie Gomuwka talks about the Edson Community Safety Initiative.

Fatal Crash on Highway 16
May 12th 2016- A collision between a minivan and street cleaner leaves one man dead.

Fire Ban in Yellowhead
May 3rd 2016- Fire Ban Announced in Yellowhead County.

Telus Spending 3 Million in Edson
April 27th 2016- Telus is upgrading their network in Edson to all fibre-optic lines. Look forward to faster speeds, and more options down the road!

Pembina Pipe is Ready to GO!
April 26th 2016- The Pembina Pipeline is approved and moving forward...The pipe is staged at Alberta Newsprint Company.

Over $300,000 Worth of Equipment Recovered by RCMP
April 25th 2016- The search for a missing skid steer turned up more than was expected!

Jogger Asaulted on Hinton Trails
April 25th 2016- Jogger assaulted on trails around Hinton.

Road Rehab for Highway 16
April 20th 2016- Construction on Highway 16

Marmot Basin Closing for Season
April 19th 2016- Marmot Basin closes for the season this weekend!

New Transit Maps
April 19th 2016- Hinton Transit releases new service maps.

Fentanyl: A Plan of Action in Whitecourt
April 18th 2016- Whitecourt puts on a stakeholders lunch to bring everyone up to speed.

Brian Jean on The Carbon Tax
April 18th 2016- Brian Jean criticizes NDP for lack of transparency.

Pitch-In Week Hits Hinton
April 18th 2016- Pitch-in week means coming together to clean up the town!

Weigh In on The Library Plan
April 18th 2016- Thursday April 21st is the LAST CHANCE to have your voice heard.

Yellowhead County Council Highlights
April 15th 2016- Highlights from County Council on April 12th.

Doug Griffiths- 13 Ways To Kill Your Community
April 15th 2016- Doug Griffiths will be in town as part of a business speaker series.
He is the author of National best seller "13 Ways to Kill Your Community."

Fire Season in Yellowhead County
April 8th 2016- New restrictions for Yellowhead County.

Rudrum Going to Jail
April 8th 2016- Jerod Lee Rudrum is facing 54 months in custody for his "crime spree" earlier this year.

Dual Credit Program Receives New Partnership
April 6th 2016- Grande Yellowhead partners with Grande Prairie Regional College and Shell Canada Inc. to improve Dual Credit Program throughout division.

Arrests Made in Edson
A project to target street-level drug dealers, started in February, leads to 8 arrests.

Teenager Murdered in Edson
MARCH 6 2016 - A 21 year old man is arrested after a teenaged youth was found dead in an apartment on Friday.

Vader Begins Murder Trial
MARCH 7 2016 - Vader is scheduled to be in court for the next five weeks to face trial for first degree murder in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann.

BC Trio Arrested
MARCH 1 2016 - A trio responsible for numerous thefts and break and enters in BC and Alberta was arrested in Peers this past week.

Mounties Halt Hinton Crime Spree
FEBRUARY 29 2016 - Hinton RCMP arrest four people after three complaints in a single day.

Hinton Robber Arrested
FEBRUARY 29 2016 - A Hinton man is facing charges for three separate robberies in the past two months.

Alberta Shariff Charged
FEBRUARY 25 2016 - An Alberta Sharif is facing six separate driving offences for incidents that occurred while he was on-duty.

Armed Robbery at Hinton Hotel
FEBRUARY 23 2016 - RCMP are investigating an armed robbery at the Athabasca Inn and Suites yesterday.

ASIRT Report on Edson Incident
FEBRUARY 17 2016 - ASIRT says the officers involved acted lawfully and the use of force was reasonable and justified.

Dialysis Patients Want Answers
FEBRUARY 17 2016 - Dialysis patients in Hinton and Whitecourt are concerned after hearing rumours that the mobile unit that visits the communities will stop before the year is over.

Keep on Keepin' On
FEBRUARY 17 2016 - Whitecourt's AJHL team are dealing with the after math of an overnight fire on Tuesday that destroyed the Whitecourt Wolverines Centre of Excellence.

Farm Safety Act Consultations
FEBRUARY 12 2016 - Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is looking for nominations for people wanting to take part in consultations for the Farm Safety Act.

Crimes of Opportunity
FEBRUARY 11 2016 - Edson RCMP addresses concerns on property crime in the community.

Canadian Mining Company Invests in Fox Creek
FEBRUARY 8 2016 - MGX Minerals acquired property near Fox Creek to begin exploration and research in hopes of finding a location to produce lithium in the next couple years.

RCMP Looking for Vending Thief
FEBRUARY 8 2016 - Hinton RCMP are looking for a woman who is posing as a vending machine attendant and then stealing the money from them at various hotels.

Wanted Man Arrested in Hinton
FEBRUARY 8 2016 - One of Edmonton Police Service's Most Wanted was arrested on Saturday in Hinton.

Naloxone Kits Available in Yellowhead Region
FEBRUARY 4 2016 - AHS has expanded its distribution of nalaxone kits to 29 new walk in clinics including Whitecourt and Edson.

Missing Woman Last Seen in Hinton
FEBRUARY 4 2016 - A missing Chetwynd woman was last seen in Hinton yesterday afternoon.

Willmore Bike Park Open House
FEBRUARY 2 2016 - The Edson Cycling Association is hosting an open house to show the public their plans for a bike park in town, and get feedback.

The Countdown is On For Edson Hospital
FEBRUARY 1 2016 - Construction is wrapping up at the new Edson hospital, and AHS is expecting it to open this summer.

Eight Arrested in Edson
JANUARY 28 2016 - Edson RCMP arrested eight people after recovering a large amount of stolen property from two locations.

Vader Will Go to Trial
JANUARY 26 2016 - A judge is to decide today whether a trial will go ahead for Travis Vader, accused in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann.

More Information Needed After Dog Attack
JANUARY 22 2016 - The immunization information of a dog is needed after it attacked a woman yesterday morning.

Another Vehicle Theft In Hinton
JANUARY 22 2016 - A reminder to lock your doors when starting them in the morning, as another vehicle goes missing in Hinton.

From Field to Fork
JANUARY 21 2016 - Yellowhead County is partnering with Woodlands County to offer local producers and farmers some information on sustainability practices and planning for a drought.

Grow Op Bust near Edson
JANUARY 20 2016 - Edson RCMP seized over 123 thousand dollars in drugs and equipment after a search of a Yellowhead County property.

Stolen Truck in Hinton
JANUARY 15 2016 - A stolen truck was recovered in Hinton with a different licence plate shortly after it was taken.

The Wellness Project
JANUARY 13 2016 - The Rotary Club of Edson is spearheading fundraising efforts for The Wellness Project.

More on Travis Vader
JANUARY 13 2016 - Court documents show an RCMP undercover operation against the double murder suspect involve a paid informant.

Robbery at Hinton Fas Gas
JANUARY 12 2016 - Police are investigating after a robbery at the Hinton Valley Fas Gas.

RCMP Make Drug Seizure in Grande Cache
JANUARY 12 2016 - Grande Cache RCMP located a vehicle on Saturday that failed to stop for police in BC and the Jasper area.

Poachers Convicted
JANUARY 11 2016 - Six individuals that pleaded guilty to 37 charges were handed large fines and hunting bans.

Water Well Workshop
JANUARY 11 2016 - Yellowhead County is hosting a water well workshop in Wildwood.

Vader in Pre-Trial Hearing
DECEMBER 4 2015 - Travis Cader is in a pre-trial hearing to look into arguments by Vader's lawyer that the four year delay on murder charges is an abuse of process.

Serious Incident in Edson
DECEMBER 7 2015 - Police seize over 30 firearms from the home of 19 year old charged.

NOVEMBER 30 2015 - Three people were found dead in a home east of Edson on Sunday.

Robbery in Hinton
DECEMBER 11 2015 - A man armed with a knife robbed the Happy Creek Husky in Hinton.

RCMP Investigate After Body Found
DECEMBER 13 2015 - RCMP responded to a report of a deceased male in a wooded area on the outskirts of Whitecourt.

Triple Homicide Suspect in Court
DECEMBER 15 2015 - The 19 year old man accused in a triple homicide near Edson will be in court today.

More on McCann's Deaths
DECEMBER 15 2015 - The CBC is revealing information on how Lyle and Marie McCann may have died.

Wanted Man Seen in Hinton
DECEMBER 15 2015 - A man wanted on a Canada wide warrant was recently seen in Hinton.

Hinton Man Sentenced After Crime Spree
DECEMBER 16 2015 - A Hinton man responsible for a crime spree in May of this year has been sentenced to 251 days in custody.

Yellowhead County Prepares for Spring
JANUARY 6 2015 - Yellowhead County reintroducing their spring programs for residents.

Two Arrested for Robberies Across The Region
JANUARY 6 2015 - Two Grande Prairie men were arrested and charged after multiple robberies in Stony Plain, Devon, Hinton and Mayerthorpe.

Bullet Hole Found in Hinton Residence
JANUARY 8 2015 - Police are investigating after reports of a single gun shot near East River Road.

Paul Enters Guilty Plea in Vicious Attack
NOVEMBER 24 2015 - A 22 year old man has pleaded guilty to the sexual assault of a six year old girl on Paul Band First Nation last year.

Workplace Fatality at West Fraser
NVOEMBER 26 2015 - A 23 year old man died while installing a handrail on a tower at West Fraser in Hinton.

Highway Tip
Oct. 26 2015 As some drivers were reminded of this weekend, the west Yellowhead can be home to some very quick to change weather.


Electronics Recycling EDS
Sep. 15 2015 Edson has been chosen as the site for a unique alberta recycles pilot program.

Candidates Debate
Apr. 15 2015 An all candidates debate has been scheduled for Monday.

CEAC Report Card
Jun. 19 2015 Wednesday, the Town of Hinton received their report card.

Parks Day
Jul. 16 2015 With an itinerary that has to be seen to believe, Parks Day in Jasper is another huge event going on this weekend in the West Yellowhead.

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