Ratepayers Meeting: Patient No More

Patient No More

Last night’s Ratepayers Association meeting drew another large lively and engaged crowd to their monthly meeting at the Hillcrest Miners Club.

The focus of the meeting dealt with Municipal Affairs dragging of their feet with respect to sending the investigators down here to investigate our municipal government. Unlike Montreal, where their province has a criminal investigation unit looking into corruption and malfeasance and even sent a swat team in to raid City Hall yesterday, our province mired in too many problems of their own doesn’t appear to know, or worse yet, care where our City Hall is.

Ratepayers unanimously voted to take action by way of contacting various media outlets including W5 to bring the glare of unwanted publicity on these deadbeats in Edmonton. They want to get their attention, have them respect the democratic process whereby 2510 residents in this municipality by way of petition demanded action and accountability to our plight here, and get a move on with both an investigation and curtailing this municipal government from continuing on their road of destruction with respect to our community.

Failing this, acts of civil disobedience were discussed. After all, a good ol’ fashioned lynching(s) and the burning down of city hall has proven to have gotten both the politicians and the establishment’s attention in the past, now hasn’t it? :-) Talk of blocking the railroad or Hwy 3, because hey, “the Indians do it”, was also entertained. :-0 :-)

Obviously folks here are getting pretty upset, are tired of being ignored, with some ready to resort to drastic measures in order to get their grievances addressed. Is this what it will take to get Edmonton’s attention, I wonder?

Near the close of the meeting Ed Strembecki on the executive announced he will be running for a seat on council in our upcoming municipal election. He is now joined by Dean Ward who announced his candidacy earlier this week, followed by Sasha JaegerBaird who announced the day after the last election (nothing like getting an early start :-) ).

On a final note, the Ratepayers executive is encouraging members and nonmembers alike to contact their council members and voice their displeasure with the Fire Protection Master Plan, and encourage them to vote against it.

UPDATE: 9:14 p.m.

Ratepayers frustrated by province


Absolute power depends on fear and passivity.

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21 Responses to Ratepayers Meeting: Patient No More

  1. John Prince says:

    If someone who was at the meeting last night and took down the councillors phone numbers could post them here I’m sure readers would appreciate it. Thanks!


  2. John If you get the numbers fro Saje and Saindon before I do send them to me so I can post them has well.

    Bruce Decoux 562 7743
    Larry Mitchell 562 8537
    Jerry Londsbury 562 2405
    Seigbert Gail 564 4465
    Brian Gallant 562 7963
    Emile Saindon
    Andrew Saje

  3. John Prince says:

    Thanks Dean! Hopefully one of our readers can post those missing ones.


  4. Anonymous says:

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  5. John Prince says:

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Some info for interested people:
    from CNP Town Web Site.

    When: Friday, February 22, 2013 3:00-7:00 pm
    Location: Crowsnest Pass Fire/Rescue Station 24
    Located in Blairmore accross from the police station

    -Tour the fire hall
    -See the fire truck close up
    -Find out about becoming a member
    -Community barbecue proudly supported by Teck

    Meet the emergency services team members from: Crowsnest Pass RCMP, Community Peace Officers, Crowsnest Pass Fire Services and Ambulance Service.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hi John, You guys are finally getting connected properly to get action. The worst you can do is do nothing. If you make mistakes it’s ok, as long as they are not intentional mistakes, behind closed doors copying your council. We all make mistakes by accident, no problem people forgive you and help you fix them. A petition with those kinds of numbers (2510) you have the TIGER BY THE TAIL. It’s nice to see and about time. Keep up the good work. They are leaning very badly. They will fall soon. TIMBER !!!!!!!


  8. Anonymous says:

    Emile Saindon

    hm: 403-753-2403
    wk: 403-628-3849

    Note: He has always said we are welcome to call or drop in to see him at work, so I have included the work number as well.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hi John,
    When you succeed at destroying the SPIRIT of the volunteers in a small community you have succeeded at complete destruction of a community. A volunteer fireman does what he foes for pride in saving lives and.or peoples shelters. Others do it for the paycheck. Very big difference. From the HEART, which is missing in lot of people, they use it just to pump the blood to be filtered. Those planted volunteers are just appointed PUPPETS to make the council look good. Ask yourself what good are they doing for the community as a whole? 0000000000000. I am not trying to influence you, we live all this ourselves. This is like POLIO a disease on the whole COUNTRY. The volunteers are MISUSED. PLEASE put your foot down and help do something about it.


  10. Anonymous says:

    Andrew Saje 563 8584

  11. Anonymous says:

    Council members phone numbers:
    Bruce Decoux 562-7743
    Larry Mitchell 562-8537
    Jerry Londsbury 562-2405
    Seigbert Gail 564-4465
    Brian Gallant 562-7963
    Emile Saindon (403)753-2403 wk: (403)628-3849
    Andrew Saje 563-8584

  12. Anonymous says:

    Emile blogged:

    “If you want to discuss some issues of relevance please call my cell at 403-563-0209 or leave a message on my blog,or a message on my email: esaindon @ shaw.ca. I have said before that I welcome a conversation with you.”


  13. Anonymous says:

    What, they are finally campaigning? Imagine if someone “deferred” the Stampede or the Whoop-Up Days in the same manner Rum Runner Days were “deferred.” Or, should I say the main event that made up the Rum Runner Days. Equivalent to “deferring” the Stamped Rodeo, but allowing the Stampede Parade to continue, what were they thinking? Making arrangements for bussing, camping and all the extra peace officer? What was the idea behind such planning? Are these the same guys who are now giving us our new Fire Plan? What’s with that?

  14. Anonymous says:

    I was very dissappointed not to see a few comments as to how the firehall BB went. You will be able to see the people there that are happy with the mare and councel ant chances are that these people are the ones that just don’get it and want to vote the same horror story in again. I did not even want to be in the same room with the enemy .

  15. Judy says:

    Yeah, lots of the younger crowd that are easily bought by a free burger and wowed by a fire truck think this is great. It makes me real afraid at election time. We are fighting for the history of this place and I guess I didnt realize how fragile and easily let go it is.

  16. Judy says:

    You know, I was really prepared to vote in young people for council next term but I’m rethinking that decision. We need people old enough to appreciate our history and needs, but young enough to want change that is for the better and won’t break the taxpayers. Reading on the rant and raves page, the thing that most impresses the young women about the new fire plan is that the firemen and young and cute! OMG, how scary is this???? I’m so worried for our town.

  17. Anonymous says:

    rant and raves page? Where’s this?

  18. Judy says:

    The page is called “rant and rave about anything you want” but they do delete you if they don’t like what you say. I went back and looked today and unfortunately, the fireman who was making the majority of the posts that warranted the whole thread has deleted all his messages for some reason. Now it makes no sense, but the rest of the posts are still there. There’s lots of “white noise” posts from non-residents, but they are all related to the topic.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Can you post the website address Judy?

  20. Judy says:

    This is the addy. You have to get accepted and then you can read it all.


  21. Anonymous says:

    I think it’s clear – the old community members are no longer divided by towns. The new division is first generation Crowsnest Passians versus Native Crowsnest Passians – We can thank council for this.

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