Boyle McCauley News

Since 1979 • August-September 2022 • Circulation 5000

Emerging from the “Big Freeze”

Dear friends,

What a winter! I’m writing to you just as our “big freeze” is beginning to lift, and I know that so many of us (myself included!) were discouraged by the longest cold snap we’ve had in over 50 years. I hope that you were all able to stay safe and warm.

This period of cold weather felt extra difficult given the need to stay cautious about our face-to-face contacts as we focused on keeping ourselves and our communities safe. I know that this has put a lot of strain on so many people. I wanted to write to you and let you know, though, how proud I am of the Boyle Street and McCauley communities.

Throughout this cold winter, and over the past couple of years, our communities and the individuals who make them up have shown incredible resilience and willingness to band together and care for each other. Neighbours have done a great job of checking in and offering support with chores and errands. Individuals and grassroots organizations have shown tremendous commitment to advocating for, and with, unhoused community members. We’ve seen real flexibility and creativity from community leagues and other groups as they’ve planned, pivoted, and run events to bring us all together.

Please know that the care that you show for each other is one of my biggest inspirations to continue doing the work that I do. Ultimately, we’re all doing this together. I’ll continue to work hard to fight for my constituents here in Boyle Street and McCauley and throughout Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood. And together, we’ll keep working toward the equitable and just world that we want to live in, and that we know is possible.

I hope that you’re all healthy, safe, and finding joy, connection, and rest wherever possible. While our constituency office remains closed to visitors at this time, we’re available via phone and email, and we’re working hard to stay in touch with all of you. As always, I’m here to help, so if you need anything, would like to share your thoughts or feedback, or if you’d just like to say hello, please reach out!

Take good care of yourselves and each other.

Janis Irwin, MLA for
Phone: 780-414-0682
Twitter / Facebook: JanisIrwin "Instagram": / "TikTok": @Janis.Irwin

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