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THURSDAY JULY 2

 

RCMP HAVE IDENTIFIED THE TWO PEOPLE WHOSE BODIES WERE FOUND IN A BURNED OUT HOME NEAR OLDS EARLIER THIS WEEK. THE FIRE HAPPENED EARLY MONDAY MORNING (JUNE 29) AT A RURAL HOME, SOUTHWEST OF OLDS. BUT CREWS WERE NOT ABLE TO GET INTO THE RUBBLE UNTIL TUESDAY. FIRE FIGHTERS THEN FOUND THE BODIES OF TWO PEOPLE.  AUTOPSIES WERE CONDUCTED YESTERDAY (JULY 1), AND THE CORONER'S OFFICE HAS IDENTIFIED THE VICTIMS AS GERY AND LORI FUCHS. POLICE SAY THEY ARE THE HOMEOWNERS. THEIR DEATHS---AND THE FIRE--ARE NOT CONSIDERED SUSPICIOUS.

 
COCHRANE RCMP CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE THE DISCOVERY OF A BODY ALONG HIGHWAY ONE, WEST OF CALGARY.  AROUND 11:45 LAST NIGHT (JULY 1), MOUNTIES AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES RESPONDING TO A CALL ABOUT A BODY FOUND ON THE SIDE OF HIGHWAY 1 IN THE EAST BOUND LANE, BETWEEN HIGHWAY 40 AND MORLEY ROAD. THE BODY OF A MALE WAS LOCATED AND POLICE DECLARED THE VICTIM DEAD AT THE SCENE. THE RCMP'S MAJOR CRIME UNIT HAS BEEN BROUGHT IN.  A PORTION OF THE HIGHWAY WAS CLOSED FOR OVERNIGHT WHILE INVESTIGATORS WENT OVER THE SCENE. AROUND 9:00 THIS MORNING (JULY 2), MOUNITES REPORTED HIGHWAY ONE WAS BACK TO NORMAL TRAFFIC FLOW.

ANOTHER MEMORABLE CANADA DAY HELD ON WEDNSEDAY IN THE TOWN OF DRUMHELLER. PEOPLE HEADING TO THE VALLEY TOWN FROM ALL OVER TO EXPERIENCE SOME OF THE MANY EVENTS INCLUDING A GIANT PARADE WHICH HAD OVER 100 ENTRIES. ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO OVERSAW DRUMHELLER CANADA DAY EVENING EVENTS, MARINA FLATER FROM THE BADLANDS COMMUNITY FACILITY SAYS THERE WERE JUST A FEW MINOR BUMPS DUE TO THE WEATHER.  SHE SAYS THEY HAD TO MOVE THE KIDS ACTIVITIES INTO THE FIELD HOUSE BECAUSE OF THE MORNING RAIN. SHE SAYS ONCE THE WEATHER CLEARED, EVERYONE HAD A GOOD TIME.  AN ADDITION TO THE DRUMHELLER CANADA DAY EVENTS THIS YEAR WAS A BEER TENT, PUT ON BY THE DRUMHELLER DRAGONS. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE TENT WERE DONATED TO THE DRUMHELLER ASSOCIATION OF SKATEBOARD ENTHUSIASTS OR DASE FOR SHORT, TO HELP WITH CONSTRUCTION OF A
SKATEBOARD FACILITY BESIDE THE OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL.  FORMER DRUMHELLER RESIDENT AND CANDIAN IDOL FINALIST, JENN BEAPRE,  PERFORMED ON STAGE LEADING UP TO A HUGE FIREWORKS DISPLAY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AROUND 11:00.
 

 

TUESDAY JUNE 30 

RCMP IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ALBERTA ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP IN TRYING TO LOCATE A DANGEROUS SUSPECT. MOUNTIES ARE TRYING TO FIND 31 YEAR OLD STANLEY DICK OF DRUMHELLER. DICK IS WANTED ON OUTSTANDING WARRANTS FOR FLIGHT FROM POLICE AS WELL AS DANGEROUNS DRIVING. THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN KNOW VISIT BOTH THE DRUMHELLER AND RED DEER AREAS. DICK IS CONSIDERED TO BE ARMED AND DANGEROUS, AND SHOULD NOT BE APPROACHED. IF YOU KNOW WHERE STANLEY DICK MAY BE, YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL THE RCMP OR CRIMESTOPPERS.

Alberta plans to increase its minimum wage by $1 to $11.20 on OctOBER 1ST. Labour Minister Lori Sigurdson ANNOUNCING ON MONDAY (JUNE 29) THAT the liquor server minimum wage will also rise to $10.70 from $9.20 per hour.  But she says the government will eliminate this differential rate in 2016. The new NDP government has promised to increase Alberta's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018.

THE ROCKYFORD LION'S CLUB IS PUTTING ON ITS FIRST ANNUAL "BULL-A-RAMA" THIS EVENING (JUNE 29).  CLUB PRESIDENT JUSTIN GARRETT SAYS IT'S ALL TAKING PLACE THIS EVENING AT THE ROCKYFORD RODEO GROUNDS. GATES OPEN AT 6:00PM ALONG WITH THE CONCESSION. AT 8:00PM THE ACTION BEGINS WITH SHEEP AND STEER RIDING WITH THE BULL RIDING BEGINNING AROUND 9:00. THE EVENING WILL WRAP UP WITH FIREWORKS AT 11:00PM. ADMISSION TO THIS EVENING'S ROCKYFORD LION'S BULL-A-RAMA IS 20 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS, STUDENTS 15 DOLLARS, KIDS 6 YEARS AND UNDER ARE FREE.  FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO JUST SEE THE FIREWORKS, THE GATES WILL BE OPEN AT 10:30 AND YOU CAN ENTER FOR FREE.

 

 

MONDAY JUNE 29

A collision on HIGHWAY TWO, just south of Highway 53, NEAR PONOKA, ON SATURDAY afternoon (JUNE 27)has left three people dead and another person in hospital. R-C-M-P say just before 5:00 Saturday, a southbound pick-up TRUCK entered the highway's median and was launched inTO the air, THEN smashing into an S-U-V heading in the opposite direction. Police say two FEMALES in the S-U-V died AT the SCENE, as WELL AS one WOMAN in the truck. A man, who was also in the half-ton was taken to hospital in Ponoka.

 

A nine-year-old girl IS RECOVERING after she was bitten by a rattlesnake in Dinosaur Provincial Park IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA on Friday (JUNE 26). THE INCIDENT HAPPENING FRIDAY MORNING AND The child was airlifted by STARS air ambulance IN THE AFTERNOON to the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary in stable, non life-threatening condition. The victim RECEIVED A SNAKE BITE TO HER LEG WHILE HIKING IN Dinosaur Provincial Park, located ABOUT 48 kILOMTERS northeast of Brooks. Prairie rattlesnakes, bull snakes and wandering and plains garter snakes call the park home. PARK OFFICIALS SAY THIS IS ONLY THE THIRD SNAKE BITE AT THE PARK SINCE 2003.

 



 


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