The November 20, 2019 edition of the News Advertiser is now online! Stories include: UWAC St. Ol’ha’s Branch Last Supper, Money Pit - The Canadian Senate, 15th Annual Home Business Trade Show, Lonely and Hungry: The Vital Role of Food Banks, Constable Lappa Teaches Safety Tips to Children, Holden 4-H Beef Club November Update, Christmas in November for VVA, Crafts and Everything for Christmas in November, The Easy Part is Saying You Are Leaving, Bear Bags Program for Kids, Eighth Annual Community Gospel and Christmas Evening, Viking RCMP arrest property crime suspects, 50th Anniversary of Vegreville United Church’s Present Building, Gymboree of Good Times, Vegreville’s Water Distribution System Free of Lead, and more. Also, "The Blotter" has: puppy-napping, protesters, break and enter, abandoned vehicle, stolen property, stolen vehicle, theft of wheels and tires, , and more. During the week there were 103 calls for service made in total including: 2 false alarm, 1 false 911, 8 animal strikes and 33 tickets from traffic enforcement. Don't miss our Shop Local feature distributed to our entire circulation area. Be sure to check out our weekly Facebook photo album! Read the News Advertiser online, on your favorite device or in print. Let us know about your news and be read in nearly 12,000 homes and businesses in our coverage area. Submission guidelines on our web site. www.newsadvertiser.com https://issuu.com/thenewsadvertiser/docs/vna_november_20__2019_-_web ... See more
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Money Pit - The Canadian Senate Arthur Beaudette News Advertiser - Opinion Last week the CBC released information they collected by reviewing the last six years of spending by the Senate of Canada. Unless you are an eternal optimist, what they found will not surprise you. Recently there has been lots of news about the Senate. Along with “Senate Reform” introduced by Trudeau, there has been Senators changing allegiances and changing from partisan groups to independent. These groups, depending on size are eligible for extra funding for staff and “research”. As a reminder, unlike some other countries, the Senate in Canada is not elected. It is a body that is appointed and was described by Sir John A MacDonald as a body of “sober second thought” that would offer some clarity and reflection to the House of Commons. Before the first term of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Senate managed to spend approximately $85.4 million per year which is the same as $90 million in 2019 dollars. Over the last five years, the cost to run the Senate has increased over 33%. That brings the 2019-2020 budget to $114 million which is a very healthy raise of 33%. Not for a group appointed by their friends. Presumably, the extra funds are used to pay... ---Read it all in tomorrow's News Advertiser ... See more