#FollowingRuthAdria--without Ruth Adria I don't know how seniors would manage in Alberta. When folks in power deal with seniors they are sometimes patronising and fail to consider the needs of seniors. But with Ruth Adria around, they'd better watch out. First Ryley, now Holden-which town and village will be next?
The Elder Advocates Of Alberta Working Group get together to discuss ways to help seniors and our leader, Ruth Adria does most of the work. She is tireless in her efforts and I am always cautioning her to reserve her energies. Our next meeting is on May 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm which is next Monday. I have a pile of stuff to do before this date so I'd better get cracking now.
I was supposed to write up on the progress made by the Elder Advocates of Alberta Society in helping seniors but because I have been working on the abuse stories I haven't had time to write up on Ruth's work. Since my brain is finally working now I will write about the most recent events.
The Elder Advocates of Alberta have been working with a senior who has a building in Holden. The senior needed help and Ruth Adria has been in contact with him. The senior Darvyn Sen is suing the Village of Holden for failing to take care of property next to his property. The statement of claim has been filed.
Senior sues Village of Holden over historic old snooker building
BY PUBLISHER · PUBLISHED APRIL 4, 2017 · UPDATED APRIL 27, 2017
The Elder Advocates of Alberta Society has taken up another cause on behalf of a senior citizen, this time in the Village of Holden.
Darvyn Sen is suing for damages he alleges were done to his building through the village’s lack of upkeep of an adjacent building.
The statement of claim, filed March 13, 2017, states that the Village of Holden building was in poor repair and the village had failed to install eavestroughing.
The claim alleges that rain falling onto the village’s building drained onto Sen’s property causing damage to his building.
The village building is a former garage out of which the NU2U2 shop operates, while Sen’s building is over 100 years old and was a former snooker hall and the village’s first liquor store… FOR MORE SEE THE APRIL 4/17 MERC
So what was the response of the Village? Looks like some folks are just resigning and they are going to tear down the senior's property.
Two Holden councillors resign – Council votes to demolish billiard hall if not fixed to specifications by Sept. 30th
BY PUBLISHER · PUBLISHED APRIL 25, 2017 · UPDATED APRIL 26, 2017
The Village of Holden Council is down to three sitting councillors out of five seats after the recent resignation of two members.
Former councillor Tyler Bartel resigned his position as of March 27, followed by former Mayor Carl Marsh on April 21. Marsh did not attend the April 18 regular meeting of council prior to his resignation.
Left to govern are Mayor Mark Giebelhaus, and councillors Bernie Marko and Brian Mattice. Village CAO Katherine Whiteside said council can maintain a quorum of three provided all remaining councillors attend the next five meetings of council expected to be held prior to the 2017 General Municipal Elections scheduled to be held on Monday, Oct. 16.Whiteside said it would not be an efficient use of time and resources to hold by-elections for a six month window. At the time Bartel resigned, citing work related responsibilities, the village sent a letter… for more see the April 25/17 Mercury
It's very interesting to see Ruth Adria in action. Wherever she goes there is justice for seniors. And government at all levels gets familiar with the best advocate around. Looks like the response of the Village is to tear down the senior's property. I'm curious how this will be done when Ruth Adria is around.
In any case folks are waiting for the next village to get their taste of the medicine that Ruth Adria is administering.