To the Editor;
To help agencies "with recruitment and retention", the Alberta Government announced $1500 lump-sumpayments to workers in 500 agencies.
Anyone who works in the disability services field can tell you that the major issue in the sector is low staff wages. We have wages so low that it is increasingly difficult to attraction and retain frontline staff. Low wages are also the primary reason student enrolments in disability services programs have plummeted. Who will take a two-year full-

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To the Editor;
Re: A Shocking, Violent and Tragic End
Having moved to the blissful little town of Three Hills just one year ago, I was rather shocked to read about a dog that was kidnapped and had her throat slit. I guess I had been feeling somewhat immune to the larger centre's problems until now.
My sister, who incidentally is recovering from cancer, had earlier in the evening pointed out the article to me and then headed out on foot to visit friends and family. I was rather concerned when she

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To the Editor;
Have you received your free "My Parks Pass" yet?
Nature Canada has joined with Parks Canada and the Historica-Dominion Institute to give every Grade 8 student in Canada a free pass to any Parks Canada-administered national park or national historic site. The pass is good for a whole year, and so the family doesn't feel left out, students can flash their pass for an instant discount on a daily family or group pass, too.
With 42 national parks, 167 national historic sites and 4 nati

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To the Editor;
I want to give recognition to Chris Penner and Brad Luijkx at Three Hills IGA.
They are such community boosters. They constantly give donations to groups and organizations which are trying to raise funds; they let groups return unused items for a refund.
Three Hills is fortunate to have these businessmen. Let's give them our business.
Susan McNeely

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