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December 2, 2009
Let There Be Lights

Jim Ferry (left) was up the ladder adding festive lights to the town office recently, while the same day Rob Gutmann for FortisAlberta (right) was making adjustments on a light pole before more lights went up along Main Street. ©Provost News Photos.

Get Inoculation—Mom Warns as Son Fights H1N1
‘Everybody is Praying’
Jo Ann Mielke who lives with her husband Fred 15 miles south of Provost has spent the last two weeks at a Calgary hospital with her son, Albert Mielke of Red Deer who has been in serious condition fighting the H1N1 disease.

The 52 year old mother said in a partly tearful interview after calling The News on Saturday that she wants to warn people about the real danger of H1N1.

“This (disease) moves fast . . . I want people to know that this is a roller coaster ride. This is not worth not having that shot.”

She says that her 33 year old son who works as a butcher in Penhold had not been eligible to get the inoculation earlier.

The man is in intensive care at the Foothills Hospital and is hooked up to a respirator. Complications with the disease have meant that oxygen does not now normally stay in Albert’s blood so his blood is taken out, oxygenated and then flowed back into his body.

Albert, who is “not awake but can hear us at times” has been heavily sedated so that he is paralyzed.

He had earlier felt sick and was told he had pneumonia and was given “puffers” to help with breathing and sent home with antibiotics. A few days after that he was taken by air ambulance to Calgary for further treatment.

A 16 year old patient in the same room as Mielke has also been urging people to get inoculated. His kidneys have been affected by the H1N1 says Jo Ann who has also been phoning other people and urging them as well to get inoculated against the disease.

Complete story in December 2 edition of The Provost News.
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Council Freezes Town Employee Wages
Provost’s town council has imposed a freeze on wages for employees “due to the economy” administrator Judy Larson told The Provost News.

The measure affects all those on the town payroll during 2010 including 13 full time and 14 seasonal workers.

Full story in December 2 edition of The Provost News.
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New M.D. 52 Shop Gets OK
Full story in December 2 edition of The Provost News.
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask: "Would You Like to Go Watch the Olympics at Vancouver or Whistler?"
. . . and we heard answers from Brodie Muldowan, Jill Meier, Rene Vallee and Bella Currie. Check out the December 2 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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