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Living Waters Support Staff Hold Rally, Notify Board of Possible Strike

Support staff for teachers and students at Catholic schools in Edson, Slave Lake, and Whitecourt rallied outside the Living Waters Division Office in Whitecourt yesterday afternoon.

The support staff, who are members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) were rallying in support of fair wages and better working hours after the Living Waters Board has failed to grant either after two years of negotiations.

According to the AUPE, Living Waters support staff has tried to get a wage increase since 2016, to cover the rising cost of living, as well as more hours of work.

AUPE Vice-President, Rod Feland on the issues at hand.

Feland says workers ratified a strike vote and notified the Board of their intentions Monday that after 72 hours they can withdraw their services if the Board can’t come back to the table to negotiate further.

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Former Wolverine Play by Play Announcer in WHL

The Whitecourt Wolverines former play by play announcer has made an exciting announcement today. With the upcoming 2018-2019 season ahead of us, the Wolverines will not have their talented returning announcer Andrew Peard, to call the games this season.

I spoke with Andrew on the phone earlier about the move and announcement.

Peard has called just under 300 Wolverine games in the 4 seasons he has been here.

Peard also went on to say that he has a lot of people he would like to thank, especially XM 105FM and Neil Shewchuk who gave him his first opportunity in radio as well as the owners of the Wolverines Brent and Tracy Stark.

For the full interview: https://soundcloud.com/xm105-fm-news/andrew-peard-1

 

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