The Page – October 26, 2016

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A very interesting thought popped up in one of our sister newspapers. The Slave Lake Lakeside Leader reported on an idea put forward by Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee.
Larivee asked the regional housing authority in Slave Lake if anybody would be interested in running a medical shuttle bus to Edmonton. That idea was taken to the M.D. of Lesser Slave River which liked the idea, said they would support it, but didn’t want to run it.
So, there’s a thought that our own local governments might want to think about. Medical shuttle buses running to Grande Prairie and Slave Lake, where there are too many dialysis machines and none in High Prairie, and Edmonton.
A second thought was, a councillor at the meeting asked if anybody knew there was a mileage subsidy for qualifying people to drive their own vehicles for treatment. Discussion on this was, not everybody qualifies for it, but it is 36 cents/km according to one of the councillors.
So, your writer dug into this. Yes, indeed there is a program for seniors.
The Alberta government website does not mention mileage, but does say, “medical trips are funded on a per diem amount.”
You can get money for meals, $75 per night for a room, and parking fees. Some receipts are needed, and you need a report from the facility or doctor you are seeing that you actually were there. Money is paid for anything over 100-km round trip.
If you are over 65, or helping somebody over 65, ask your doctor about this. Learn something every day. eh?

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Is it too early to be thinking of the Grey Cup? The date is Nov. 27. The place is BMO Field in Toronto.
We ask this because news reports say tickets are dropping in price and the Canadian Football League is desperate to fill seats in BMO, even if it is a small [36,000 seats] place.
We didn’t check to see what seats are on sale but who knows, maybe pick up a gaggle of $60 seats for you and your friends, and maybe upgrade cheap buying tickets from the scalpers when you get there.

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This coming Monday is Halloween!
Already the goblins popping up, there are rumours of zombies creeping the streets and of course, some kind of creepy noises happening in the middle of the night.
First thing, drivers out on Monday be watching for little ones on the streets.
Second, don’t forget the Town of High Prairie’s contest for Best Halloween Decorations.
Already, there are some very awesome yards around the neighbourhoods. Amazing work!

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Do not forget the High Prairie Regals are at Valleyview Oct. 29 and back home against the Jets Nov. 1. Game time is 8:30 p.m.

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Have a great week!

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