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Friday October 31st


CALGARY: A man is dead after a police-involved shooting at a Calgary facility that offers low-cost supportive housing for men with mental health and addiction issues. Officers were called early Friday morning to Langin Place in a southeast neighbourhood after getting word about someone threatening another client with a gun.


LETHBRIDGE, Alta. Alberta Health Services is dealing with another stolen laptop containing the personal information of patients. The computer was stolen two weeks ago from the Lethbridge Sleep Clinic and contains the information of about 5,000 people.


Thursday October 30th


Police are investigating another suspicious fire. This time at the World’s Littlest Church.
    The Drumheller Fire Department and RCMP responded shortly after 10 a.m. on Thursday.  
    Staff at the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce called in the fire. Chamber manager Heather Bitz explains that twice a week, DARTS clients come out to clean the church, and Thursday morning called to let them know the Bible at the front of the church was smoldering.
    Bitz and Chamber services coordinator Marley Henneigh came out to investigate and found the book on fire.
    The Fire Department responded. The fire had damaged part of the interior of the church and firefighters had to cut a hole into the floor to make sure the fire was properly extinguished.  
    The investigation continues.


Wednesday, october 29th

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is committing $70 million to put more sprinklers and other fire safety devices in seniors facilities.  Prentice says the work will begin as soon as possible and will focus on the centres at greatest risk.  Many of the 24,000 government-owned or supported seniors units were built before 1990, when sprinklers became mandatory.
The province estimates that $250 million is needed to get the sprinklers in all seniors homes.  NDP seniors critic David Eggen says the $70 million will assist only a fraction of the seniors homes, and that many more residents remain at risk.  The province began working this year on getting more sprinklers after a fire at a seniors home in Quebec killed 32 residents.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28

CORPORAL NATHAN CIRILLO'S FIVE-YEAR-OLD SON MARCUS WALKED BEHIND HIS FATHER'S CASKET THIS MORNING (OCT 28) IN A PROCESSION TO A HAMILTON, ONTARO CATHEDRAL. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LINED THE STREETS, SOME WEARING POPPIES, OTHERS CARRYING FLAGS, TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO THE RESERVIST, WHO WAS GUNNED DOWN AS HE STOOD CEREMONIAL GUARD IN OTTAWA LAST WEEK. PRIME MINISTER HARPER AND HIS WIFE LAUREEN AND MANY M-PS ARE AMONG THE DIGNITARIES ATTENDING THE SERVICE, WHICH IS OPEN TO INVITED GUESTS ONLY. THE QUEEN IS THE COLONEL-IN-CHIEF OF CIRILLO'S REGIMENT, AND HAS SENT A MESSAGE OF SYMPATHY, SAYING CIRILLO'S DEATH OCCURRED UNDER WHAT SHE CALLS ``GRIEVOUS'' CIRCUMSTANCES.

A JURY HAS FOUND A MAN FROM CLARESHOLM GUILTY OF KILLING AND DISMEMBERING A SENIOR. THE TORSO OF OTTO (BUNTY) LOOSE, WHO WAS 77, AND A RESIDENT OF VULCAN WAS DISCOVERED BY POLICE IN WOODS NEAR BRAGG CREEK, WEST OF CALGARY IN 2012.  THE VULCAN MAN'S HANDS WERE MISSING AND HIS HEAD WAS FOUND SEVERAL KILOMETRES AWAY. TIM ENGEL, WHO IS 37, WAS FOUND GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER AND INTERFERING WITH HUMAN REMAINS AND HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON WITH NO CHANCE OF PAROLE FOR 25 YEARS. ENGEL SOBBED AS THE VERDICT WAS READ IN THE LETHBRIDGE COURTROOM, AND HE TRIED TO LEAVE THE PRISONER'S BOX, BUT WAS ORDERED TO RETURN TO HIS SEAT. HE WAS EXCUSED FROM THE COURTROOM FOLLOWING A SECOND VERBAL OUTBURST WITH PROFANITY AS THE CROWN ADDRESSED THE JUDGE.

ALBERTA WILDROSE LEADER DANIELLE SMITH IS PUTTING HER LEADERSHIP ON THE LINE AFTER FOUR BYELECTION LOSSES. SMITH SAYS SHE HAS ASKED TO HAVE A LEADERSHIP REVIEW PUT ON THE AGENDA WHEN THE PARTY HOLDS ITS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IN RED DEER IN MID-NOVEMBER. SMITH WOULDN'T SAY WHAT PERCENTAGE OF SUPPORT WILL SATISFY HER, BUT SAYS IT NEEDS TO BE MORE THAN THE 77 PER CENT RECEIVED LAST YEAR BY FORMER PREMIER ALISON REDFORD. THE WILDROSE PARTY WAS BEATEN IN THREE BYELECTIONS IN CALGARY AND ONE IN EDMONTON ON MONDAY NIGHT (OCT 27). SMITH SAYS HER PARTY NEEDS TO RE-EXAMINE ITS MESSAGING TO EARN THE SUPPORT OF URBAN VOTERS. SHE SAYS SHE STILL BELIEVES HER PARTY IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN UNITE BOTH URBAN AND RURAL AREAS.

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27

THE DRIVER OF AN SUV HAS DIED AFTER CRASHING INTO THE DITCH ON A TURN ON THE DEERFOOT TRAIL IN CALGARY. POLICE SAY THE INICIDENT HAPPENED EARLY SUNDAY (OCT 26) IN THE SOUTH EAST PART OF THE CITY, NEAR THE EXIT TO ANDERSON ROAD AND BOW BOTTOM TRAIL. THE VEHICLE HIT A LIGHT STANDARD AND BURST INTO FLAMES, AND FIREFIGHTERS LATER FOUND THE DRIVER DEAD INSIDE. THERE'S NO WORD ON THE DRIVER'S IDENTITY, OR THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH.

VOTERS IN FOUR ALBERTA RIDINGS GO TO THE POLLS TODAY IN WHAT OPPOSITION POLITICIANS CALL A REFERENDUM ON THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT.  PREMIER JIM PRENTICE IS ONE OF THE CANDIDATES SEEKING A SEAT IN THE LEGISLATURE IN ONE OF THREE BYELECTIONS IN CALGARY. THE FOURTH IS IN EDMONTON-WHITEMUD. PRENTICE CALLED THE BYELECTIONS A MONTH AGO AFTER WINNING THE PC PARTY LEADERSHIP RACE TO REPLACE FORMER PREMIER ALISON REDFORD. ALL FOUR RIDINGS HAVE BEEN TRADITIONAL TORY STRONGHOLDS. PRENTICE, A FORMER CONSERVATIVE MP AND CABINET MINISTER, SAYS HE WANTS VOTERS TO FOCUS ON THE CHANGES HE HAS MADE TO RESTORE PUBLIC TRUST FOLLOWING THE REDFORD ERA. REDFORD RESIGNED AS PREMIER EARLIER THIS YEAR AMID REVELATIONS SHE USED TAXPAYER MONEY TO FUND LAVISH TRAVEL AND OFFICE PERKS FOR HER AND HER INNER CIRCLE.

ROD LOVE, A LONGTIME FRIEND AND POLITICAL ADVISOR OF FORMER ALBERTA PREMIER RALPH KLEIN, HAS DIED.
FRIENDS SAY HE DIED LATE SUNDAY NIGHT (OCT 26), A FEW WEEKS AFTER WRITING IN HIS BLOG THAT A CANCEROUS TUMOUR HAD BEEN FOUND IN HIS UPPER BODY DURING A ROUTINE PHYSICAL EXAM.  HE WAS 61. LOVE FIRST HELPED GUIDE KLEIN'S POLITICAL CAREER WHEN RALPH KLEIN WAS ELECTED CALGARY MAYOR IN 1980, AND THEN LOVE TOOK ON THE ROLE OF CHIEF OF STAFF AS KLEIN MOVED FROM CIVIC TO PROVINCIAL POLITICS AND EVENTUALLY BECAME PREMIER.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24

AFTER ROUGHLY SIX HOURS OF BEING CLOSED, THE NORTHBOUND LANES OF HIGHWAY TWO NEAR BLACKFALDS ARE ONCE AGAIN OPEN FOR DRIVERS. RCMP HAD THE HIGHWAY SHUTDOWN AFTER A HEAD-ON COLLISION BETWEEN A PICK-UP AND SEMI HAULING TWO EMPTY FUEL TANKERS JUST BEFORE 5:00 THIS MORNING (OCT 24). MOUNTIES SAY A PICK-UP WAS TRAVELLING SOUTH IN THE NORTHBOUND LANES OF HIGHWAY 2 WHEN THE CRASH OCCURED NEXT TO ALBERTA DOWNS RACEWAY. ONCE ON SCENE, POLICE FOUND THE PICK-UP IN FLAMES IN THE EAST DITCH AND THE DRIVER OUTSIDE SUFFERING FROM NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES. THE SEMI DRIVER WASN'T HURT BUT WAS SHAKEN UP. THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.

ONE OF THREE PEOPLE CHARGED IN A CENTRAL ALBERTA MURDER LAST YEAR WILL GO TO TRIAL IN 2016. 29 YEAR OLD TROY CRIER OF MASKWACIS IS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN THE DEATH OF 51 YEAR OLD WINSTON CRIER OF THE SAMSON CREE FIRST NATION WHO WAS FOUND DEAD IN A RURAL AREA OF THE MONTANA CREE NATION IN MAY OF LAST YEAR. CRIER WILL HAVE A TRIAL IN WETASKIWIN COURT BEGINNING JANUARY 18TH OF 2016. HIS TWO CO-ACCUSED WILL HAVE PRELIMINARY HEARINGS IN DECEMBER TO SEE IF THEIR CASES HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO GO TO TRIAL. 27 YEAR OLD NIKKI SADDLEBACK AND 28 YEAR OLD CLIFFORD SOOSAY, BOTH OF MASKWACIS ARE ALSO CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

INNISFAIL RCMP ALLEGE THAT A WORKER AT A GAS STATION IN PENHOLD WHO WAS ROBBED THIS SUMMER WAS ACTUALLY PART OF THE CRIME.  ON AUGUST 7TH, POLICE WERE TOLD A MAN ENTERED THE CENTEX GAS STATION AND DEMANDED CASH FROM THE LONE FEMALE EMPLOYEE. THE WORKER COMPLIED WITH THE SUSPECT'S DEMANDS AND THE CULPRIT LEFT WITHOUT INCIDENT.  A 30-YEAR-OLD WOMAN HAS BEEN CHARGED AS AN ACCOMPLICE TO THE THEFT, AND POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE MALE SUSPECT. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CALL THE RCMP OR CRIMESTOPPERS.

 



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23

 

TESTIMONY HAS CONCLUDED IN THE TRIAL OF A CLARESHOLM MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING AND DISMEMBERING A SENIOR FROM SOUTHERN ALBERTA. TIM ENGEL'S DEFENCE CALLED NO EVIDENCE, SO CLOSING ARGUMENTS ARE TO BE HEARD ON FRIDAY (OCT 24) IN LETHBRIDGE COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH. COURT HAS HEARD THAT THE TORSO OF OTTO (BUNTY) LOOSE, WHO WAS 77 AND A RESIDENT OF VULCAN, WAS DISCOVERED BY POLICE IN THE SNOWY WOODS WEST OF BRAGG CREEK, LOCATED WEST OF CALGARY, IN JANUARY 2012. THE VULCAN MAN'S HANDS WERE MISSING AND HIS HEAD WAS FOUND SEVERAL KILOMETRES AWAY. A MEDICAL EXAMINER WHO PERFORMED THE AUTOPSY ON LOOSE WAS THE LAST WITNESS TO TESTIFY FOR THE CROWN. DR. ELIZABETH BROOKS-LIM SAID IT APPEARED LOOSE WAS DISMEMBERED WITH A SHARP OBJECT AND THE BODY SHOWED NO EVIDENCE THAT HE WAS STILL ALIVE.

STETTLER RCMP CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE A VEHICLE CRASH FROM LAST WEEK, THAT SENT A HALKIRK MAN TO HOSPITAL WITH LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.  LATE LAST FRIDAY NIGHT (OCT 17), MOUNTIES WERE CALLED TO AN AREA EAST OF STETTLER, NORTHEAST OF HIGHWAY 8-50. POLICE FOUND A TRUCK UPSIDE DOWN IN A FIELD. THE 20-YEAR OLD MALE DRIVER WAS THROWN FROM THE VEHICLE. HE WAS TAKEN TO STETTLER HOSPITAL AND THEN AIRLIFTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA HOSPITAL IN EDMONTON BY STARS AIR AMBULANCE, IN CRITICAL BUT STABLE CONDITION. A 19-YEAR OLD FEMALE PASSENGER FROM STETTLER RECEIVED NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES. RCMP SUSPECT THAT ALCOHOL AND EXCESSIVE SPEED MAY BE A FACTOR IN THE INCIDENT.

A MECHANICAL FAILURE AT THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE TOWN OF NANTON, SOUTH OF CALGARY, HAS LED TO A REQUEST FOR RESIDENTS TO TAKE SHORTER SHOWERS AND CUT BACK ON TOILET FLUSHING. THE BREAKDOWN IN NANTON HAPPENED LAST WEEKEND, LEAVING THE PLANT TO OPERATE AT REDUCED CAPACITY. NANTON MAYOR RICK EVERETT SAYS IT'S NOT KNOWN HOW LONG THE RESTRICTIONS WILL LAST, BUT PROVINCIAL OFFICIALS ARE WORKING WITH THE TOWN AND ENGINEERS TO ASSESS THE BEST OPTIONS. THE MAYOR SAYS THE TOWN'S DRINKING WATER SUPPLY IS NOT AFFECTED, BUT SAMPLES ARE BEING TAKEN AND MONITORED FOR ANY POTENTIAL PROBLEMS.

 A JUDGE HAS FINED A FORMER EMPLOYEE AT THE CARGILL MEAT-PACKING PLANT IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA FOR TAMPERING WITH WASTE-WATER SAMPLES TWO YEARS AGO. PUSHP PAL SINGH WAS FINED $7,500 FOR THE OFFENCES, WHICH OCCURRED AT THE HIGH RIVER PLANT BETWEEN FEBRUARY AND MARCH OF 2012. SINGH ADDED A SUBSTANCE WHICH REDUCED THE AMOUNT OF PHOSPHORUS BEFORE WASTE-WATER SAMPLES WERE SENT TO AN EXTERNAL LABORATORY FOR ANALYSIS. EXCESSIVE PHOSPHORUS CAN REDUCE OXYGEN IN WATER AND HURT AQUATIC LIFE. SINGH MET WITH CARGILL OFFICIALS A MONTH LATER AND ADMITTED THAT HE TAMPERED WITH THE SAMPLES. CARGILL NOTIFIED ALBERTA ENVIRONMENT AND WAS LATER FINED $80,000 FOR FAILING TO IMMEDIATELY REPORT WHAT HAD HAPPENED.

DRUMHELLER RCMP WERE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A COYOTE IN THE COMMUNITY. POLICE RECEIVING A CALL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON (OCT 22) ABOUT A COYOTE WANDERING AROUND IN THE BANKVIEW AREA OF DRUMHELLER. WITNESSES SAY THE ANIMAL DID NOT HAVE ANY FEAR OF PEOPLE AND WAS BEHAVING STRANGELY. CHILDREN WERE ALSO PLAYING IN THE AREA. OFFICERS WERE ABLE TO CHASE THE COYOTE OUT THE AREA AND THEN DISPOSED DISPOSED IT. 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

A SOLDIER STANDING GUARD AT THE NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL IN OTTAWA HAS BEEN SHOT BY AN UNKNOWN GUNMAN AND THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF GUNFIRE INSIDE THE HALLS OF PARLIAMENT. OTTAWA POLICE CONFIRMED THEY HAD A CALL AT 9:52 A.M OTTAWA TIME. WITH A REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED. WITNESSES REPORTED SEEING THE GUNMAN RUNNING TOWARDS PARLIAMENT HILL, WHICH IS CURRENTLY UNDER LOCKDOWN. OTHERS ON THE HILL SAY THEY HEARD SHOTS BEING FIRED IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT CORRIDORS. THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE GUNMAN ARE STILL UNKNOWN. IT IS CAUCUS MORNING ON THE HILL, MEANING MOST MPS ARE IN THE CENTRE BLOCK. POLICE CARS AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES ARE CLUSTERED AT THE FOOT OF THE PEACE TOWER AND THE CENTRE BLOCK IS BEING EVACUATED. EMERGENCY RESPONDERS ARE STILL ON THE SCENE AND PARAMEDICS PERFORMED CPR ON THE SOLDIER BEFORE HE WAS TAKEN AWAY BY AMBULANCE. THE INCIDENT COMES JUST TWO DAYS AFTER TWO CANADIAN SOLDIERS WERE RUN OVER AND ONE OF THEM KILLED IN QUEBEC BY A MAN WITH JIHADIST SYMPATHIES.

CANADIAN FIGHTER JETS HAVE LEFT THE COLD LAKE MILITARY BASE IN NORTHERN ALBERTA ON TUESDAY (OCT 21)TO JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL COMBAT MISSION AGAINST I-SIL IN IRAQ. THE CF-18 HORNETS ARE HEADING TO KUWAIT, WHICH WILL SERVE AS CANADA'S BASE OF OPERATIONS. FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER JOHN BAIRD SAYS THE JETS ARE JUST ONE PART OF THE COUNTRY'S STRATEGY IN THE WAR WITH I-SIL. ABOUT 600 PERSONNEL ALONG WITH THE JETS, TWO SURVEILLANCE PLANES AND AN AERIAL TANKER ARE TO BE BASED IN KUWAIT.

THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING A CALGARY SPORTSCASTER AND HIS WIFE TOLD POLICE HE COULDN'T STOP HIMSELF FROM STABBING THEM. THE CROWN WRAPPED UP ITS CASE YESTERDAY (OCT 21) AGAINST DEREK PUFFER WITH THE VIDEO OF HIS INTERVIEW WITH POLICE. BILL POWERS AND HIS WIFE, DONNA LEE, WERE FOUND DEAD IN THEIR HOME IN JULY 2013 -- COURT HEARD THEY HAD BEEN STABBED 25 TIMES. PUFFER, LEE'S ADOPTED SON FROM HER FIRST MARRIAGE, HAS ADMITTED TO THE KILLINGS, BUT IS ARGUING HE CANNOT BE HELD CRIMINALLY RESPONSIBLE DUE TO HIS MENTAL STATE AT THE TIME.

POLICE HAVE ARRESTED SOME SUSPECTS IN CONNECTION WITH A RURAL CHOP SHOP AROUND CALGARY. THE CALGARY RCMP'S AUTO THEFT SECTION ALONG WITH THE AUTO THEFT SECTION OF THE CALGARY CITY POLICE, PLUS THE STRATHMORE RCMP WRAPPING UP A THREE MONTH INVESTIGATION ON OCTOBER 18TH. OFFICERS ARRESTING  74 YEAR OLD RICHARD FERBER OF BLACK DIAMOND, AND 68 YEAR OLD HARRIS PARENT OF CALGARY. POLICE RAIDING A QUONSET NEAR CONRICH, NORTH WEST OF CHESTERMERE IN ROCKYVIEW COUNTY. THE STOLEN PROPERTY RECOVERED HAS AN APPROXIMATED VALUE OF $ 250,000.00. STOLEN ITEMS INCLUDED VEHICLES, ATV S, TRAVEL TRAILERS, FARM EQUIPMENT AND SADDLES. FERBER IS FACING A VARIETY OF CHARGES AND BACK IN STRATHMORE PROVINCIAL COURT ON DECEMBER 12TH. PARENT IS FACING JUST ONE COUNT OF POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY AND IS IN STRATHMORE COURT ON DECEMBER 16TH.


THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT IS SPENDING 12 AND-A-HALF MILLION DOLLARS ON FLU VACCINE THIS YEAR IN AN EFFORT TO BOOST THE IMMUNIZATION RATE IN ALBERTA FROM LAST YEAR'S 27 PER CENT TO 45 PER CENT THIS YEAR. DR. JAMES TALBOT IS THE PROVINCE'S CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH AND IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE SITUATION . HE SAYS EVEN IF THE VACCINATION RATE COULD BE AROUND 30 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION OF ALBERTA, THEN THE DEATH RATE DUE TO THE FLU COULD BE REDUCED BY 60 PERCENT.  THE DOCTOR ADDS, IF THEY COULD REACH IMMUNIZATION RATES OF 50 PERCENT, THEN THE MORTALITY RATE WOULD FALL FROM AROUND 100 DEATHS TO LESS THAN TEN.  LAST YEAR, THE FLU PLAYED A ROLE IN 30 DEATHS PROVINCE-WIDE WHILE ANOTHER 12 HUNDRED PEOPLE WERE HOSPITALIZED BECAUSE OF THE FLU.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21

A MAN HAS UNDERGONE TREATMENT FOR DOG BITES AND OTHER INJURIES AFTER A STANDOFF WITH POLICE AT A CALGARY RESTAURANT THAT LASTED MORE THAN EIGHT HOURS. OFFICERS WERE CALLED TO THE SOUTHEAST BUSINESS AROUND 7;30 P.M. MONDAY (OCT 20) AFTER GETTING WORD ABOUT SOMEONE INSIDE WITH A GUN WHO HAD ALLEGEDLY BEEN MAKING THREATS. POLICE CORDONED OFF THE AREA AND WAITED FOR THE PERSON TO SURRENDER. AFTER SEVERAL HOURS, A MAN CAME OUT TO CHECK THE PERIMETER AND WAS TAKEN DOWN BY THE POLICE CANINE UNIT. HE SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES THAT ALSO INCLUDED GLASS CUTS, BUT NO ONE ELSE IN THE RESTAURANT WAS HURT. THERE WAS EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE BUILDING'S INTERIOR AND POLICE SAY CHARGES ARE PENDING. 

A SUSPECT IN THE DEATH OF A POPULAR FORMER CALGARY SPORTSCASTER AND HIS WIFE HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO SECOND-DEGREE MURDER. A HEARING IS BEING HELD IN COURT TO DETERMINE DEREK PUFFER'S MENTAL STATE AT THE TIME BILL POWERS AND HIS WIFE, DONNA LEE, WERE KILLED. THE COUPLE WERE FOUND DEAD IN THEIR HOME IN JULY 2013. COURT HEARD THEY HAD BEEN STABBED 25 TIMES. PUFFER TOLD OFFICERS AT THE TIME OF HIS ARREST THAT HE'D BEEN HEARING VOICES AND ALSO ASKED POLICE IF THEY'D FOUND ``THE KNIFE.'' PUFFER, LEE'S ADOPTED SON FROM HER FIRST MARRIAGE, WAS LIVING WITH THE COUPLE.

SECOND DEGREE MURDER CHARGES HAVE NOW BEEN LAID AGAINST A CENTRAL ALBERTA WOMAN ACCUSED IN THE STABBING DEATH OF A MASKWACIS TEENAGER LAST YEAR. RCMP SAY 35 YEAR OLD CHARMAINE CHERALEE LOUIS-CRIER OF MASKWACIS WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED ON FRIDAY (OCT 17) AND REMAINS IN CUSTODY FOR A WETASKIWIN COURT APPEARANCE TODAY (OCT 21). IT WAS ON AUGUST 8TH OF LAST YEAR WHEN MOUNTIES RESPONDED TO A MASKWACIS RESIDENCE AND FOUND A 19 YEAR OLD WOMAN SUFFERING FROM STAB WOUNDS.SHE WAS TAKEN TO WETASKIWIN HOSPITAL BUT DIED FROM HER INJURIES.

THE DRUMHELLER RCMP AND STAFF AT THE DRUMHELLER MEDIUM SECURITY PENITENTIARY ARE INVESTIGATING THE ASSAULT OF AN INMATE. YESTERDAY AFTERNOON (OCT 20), JUST AFTER 1:00 O'CLOCK, AN INMATE WAS FOUND INJURED IN THE MEDIUM SECURITY SECTION OF THE FACILITY. THE VICTIM WAS ASSESSED AND SENT TO HOSPITAL OUTSIDE OF THE PRISON FOR TREATMENT. THE MAN WHO CARRIED OUT THE ASSAULT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AND APPROPRIATE ACTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN. NO STAFF MEMBERS OR OTHER INMATES WERE INJURED IN THE INCIDENT. THE WARDEN OF THE DRUMHELLER INSTITUTION HAS ORDERED A LOCKDOWN AND AN EXCEPTIONAL SEARCH OF THE MEDIUM SECURITY UNIT.  VISITS TO THE PRISON HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED AND NORMAL OPERATIONS WILL RESUME ONLY WHEN THE SEARCH IS COMPLETE.

THE TOWN OF DRUMHELLER IS TRYING TO DEAL WITH COMPLAINTS ABOUT LOCAL DRINKING WATER. ON FRIDAY (OCT 17), RESIDENTS WERE CALLING IN CONCERNS TO TOWN HALL ABOUT THE TASTE AND ODOR OF THE WATER COMING OUT OF THE TAP. THE TOWN'S ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT SAYS AT THE END OF LAST WEEK, THEY WERE BLENDING RAW WATER FROM VARIOUS HOLDING CELLS IN PREPARATION FOR COLDER WINTER MONTHS, WHICH PROBABLY CAUSED THE TASTE AND ODOR CHANGE. THE TOWN SAYS IT'S NOW DRAWING WATER FROM THE FRESHEST CELLS, AND HAS STARTED A FLUSHING PROGRAM ACROSS THE WHOLE COMMUNITY TO REMOVE ANY OF THE WATER WITH ODOR AND TASTE CONCERNS FROM WATER MAINS. THE FLUSHING SHOULD BE COMPLETE BY THE END OF THIS WEEK. THE TOWN WANTS TO STRESS THAT THE WATER IS SAFE TO USE, AND MONITORING IS ONGOING.

PREMIER JIM PRENTICE SAYS THE PROVINCE WILL BUILD 1,200 NEW SUPPORTIVE LIVING SPACES IN BOTH URBAN AND RURAL AREAS. THAT'S IN ADDITION TO 300 SPACES HE ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK. PRENTICE SAYS ONE OF HIS PRIORITIES IS TO PROVIDE SENIORS WITH SAFE, AFFORDABLE AND QUALITY HOUSING THAT IS CLOSE TO THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS. THE PROJECT HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO TENDER AND THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS DEC. 19. PRENTICE SAYS PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO BIDS FROM COMPANIES THAT CAN BEGIN DEVELOPMENT WITHIN SIX MONTHS. THE COST IS PEGGED AT $180 MILLION, WHICH THE GOVERNMENT HOPES TO SHARE 50-50 WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

ALBERTA IS DOMINATING A LIST OF CANADA'S TOP ENTREPRENEURIAL CITIES. THE CANADIAN FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS PUTS CALGARY AT 29TH, BUT HAS THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES OF AIRDRIE, ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, CHESTERMERE AND COCHRANE AS 2ND. NUMBER 1 ON THE LIST IS LLOYDMINSTER, THIRD IS EDMONTON AND AREA, THEN FORT MCMURRAY, CAMROSE, GRAND PRAIRIE, BROOKS AND RED DEER ARE IN THE NEXT SPOTS. 

 

 

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20

AN ALBERTA AGENCY THAT INVESTIGATES POLICE IS LOOKING AT HOW OFFICERS RESPONDED TO A MENTALLY DISABLED WOMAN DRIVING AN ATV ON A BUSY CALGARY FREEWAY. THE ALBERTA SERIOUS INCIDENT RESPONSE TEAM SAYS THE 21-YEAR-OLD DROVE THE QUAD OFF HER FAMILY'S PROPERTY NEAR GLEICHEN AND ONTO A HIGHWAY ON SUNDAY (OCT 19).  A MOUNTIE SPOTTED HER SWERVING FROM LANE TO LANE AND FOLLOWED HER FROM A DISTANCE WITH EMERGENCY LIGHTS HOLDING BACK TRAFFIC. SHE EVENTUALLY MADE IT ONTO CALGARY'S DEERFOOT TRAIL, WHERE SHE WAS GOING 80 KM/H.  WHEN CALGARY POLICE JOINED THE PURSUIT, THE WOMAN EXITED THE FREEWAY AND LOST CONTROL OF THE QUAD, HITTING A FENCE. SHE WAS THROWN FROM THE VEHICLE, LANDED ON A BICYCLE PATH AND WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES.

FLU SHOTS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN ALBERTA TODAY (OCT 20). THE SHOTS ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL ALBERTANS AGE SIX-MONTHS AND OLDER AND ARE FREE.  ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES SAYS INFLUENZA HAS NOT YET ARRIVED IN ALBERTA, BUT IT IS IMMINENT. YOU CAN GET THE SHOTS AT ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES PUBLIC INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATION CLINICS, PHARMACISTS AND PHYSICIAN OFFICES AROUND THE PROVINCE. FOR FLU SHOT CLINIC DETAILS GO TO THE ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES WEBSITE.

RACHEL NOTLEY HAS BEEN CHOSEN TO BE THE NEW LEADER OF ALBERTA'S N-D-P. NOTLEY DEFEATED FELLOW LEGISLATURE MEMBER DAVID EGGEN AND LABOUR LEADER ROD LOYOLA. NOTLEY CAPTURED 70 PER CENT OF THE VOTES IN PARTY BALLOTING ON SATURDAY (OCT 18).  SHE'S THE FIRST NEW LEADER OF THE PARTY IN A DECADE, REPLACING BRIAN MASON WHO ANNOUNCED IN APRIL HE WAS STEPPING DOWN. RACHEL NOTLEY'S FATHER, GRANT, WAS LEADER OF THE ALBERTA N-D-P FROM 1968 TO '84, WHEN HE WAS KILLED IN A PLANE CRASH.

A MAN FROM DRUMHELLER IS ONCE AGAIN GOING TO BE AN OBSERVER IN THE UPCOMING GENERAL ELECTION IN THE COUNTRY OF UKRAINE. TERRY YEMEN, WHO IS MAYOR OF DRUMHELLER HAS BEEN INVITED TO AGAIN BE PART OF CANADA'S DELEGATION OF ELECTION OBSERVERS FOR THE UKRAINIAN GENERAL ELECTION. YEMEN IS LEAVING TODAY (OCT 20) AS PART OF CANADA'S DELEGATION AND WILL GET AN UPDATE ON THE COUNTRY WHEN HE ARRIVES ON TUESDAY.  HE WAS INVITED BACK AFTER BEING AN OBSERVER OF THE UKRAINIAN ELECTIONS IN 2013 AND MAY OF THIS YEAR FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. YEMEN WILL BE AWAY FOR ABOUT 10 DAYS. HE'S GOING TO UKRAINE AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN AND NOT AS DRUMHELLER MAYOR.

THE ALBERTA GOVERNMENT HAS REJECTED A PROPOSAL TO CULL A BALLOONING HERD OF ELK THAT`S CAUSING PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE SOUTHEAST OF THE PROVINCE SOME BIG HEADACHES. ABOUT 200 ELK WERE BROUGHT TO C-F-B SUFFIELD, NEAR MEDICINE HAT,  IN 1997 AND 1998, AND SINCE THEN THE HERD HAS GROWN TO AS MANY AS EIGHT-THOUSAND ANIMALS. THE ELK REGULARLY JUMP THE BASE`S FENCES TO EAT AND TRAMPLE PRIVATE CROPS IN THE SURROUNDING AREA. RANCHERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS SAY THE HERD IS OUT OF CONTROL, AND THAT HUNTING ALONE WON`T FIX THE PROBLEM. A PROPOSAL WAS SUBMITTED IN JULY THAT CALLED FOR ABOUT 15-HUNDRED ELK TO BE CAPTURED EACH YEAR, MOVED TO A SPECIAL FARM, AND THEN EVENTUALLY SLAUGHTERED, WITH THE MEAT GOING TO FOOD BANKS. BUT ENVIRONMENT MINISTER KYLE FAWCETT HAS DISMISSED THE PLAN CITING CONCERNS ABOUT ITS POTENTIAL COST, AS WELL AS POSSIBLE SECURITY ISSUES INVOLVING THE MILITARY BASE. FAWCETT SAYS THE PROVINCE IS MANAGING THE HERD BY ALLOWING MORE OF THE ANIMALS TO BE HUNTED.

SASKATCHEWAN'S HEALTH MINISTRY AND THE HEARTLAND HEALTH REGION IN WEST CENTRAL SASKATCHEWAN ARE REVIEWING WHETHER THE HOSPITAL IN KINDERSLEY IS MEETING PEOPLE'S NEEDS. HEARTLAND C-E-O GREG CUMMINGS SAYS THE INFORMATION WILL BE VALUABLE FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING.  THE DIRECTOR OF THE KINDERSLEY AND DISTRICT HEALTH AND WELLNESS FOUNDATION SAYS SUPPORT AND RESOURCES FOR THE HOSPITAL OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS HAS BEEN LACKING. TOM GEIGER SAYS THE OIL INDUSTRY HAS RAMPED UP IN THE AREA, HOTELS ARE EXPANDING AND MORE BUSINESSES ARE OPENING. THE RAPID GROWTH IS PUTTING AN EXTRA DRAIN ON THE HEALTH SERVICES OFFERED IN KINDERSLEY.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17

THE ROCKY VIEW COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED OUT EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING TO A FIRE IN THE BALZAC AREA.  A REPORT CAME IN AROUND 1:00 O'CLOCK THURSDAY MORNING (OCT 16) ABOUT A MAJOR BLAZE AT A BUSINESS, RANGELAND RV. FIRE SERVICE OFFICIALS SAY THE DEALERSHIP'S MAIN SHOWROOM AND SERVICE BUILDING WAS HEAVILY DAMAGED. ONCE THE FIRE WAS PUT OUT, FIRE CREWS REMAINED AT THE SCENE FOR SEVERAL HOURS TO VENT THE REMAINING STRUCTURE AND TO KEEP WATCH ON THE REMAINING PARTS OF THE BUSINESS. CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS STILL UNDETERMINED AND THE DAMAGE ESTIMATE IS EXPECTED

MANY PEOPLE IN THE ALBERTA ROCKY MOUNTAIN TOWN OF BANFF WERE WONDERING WHAT WAS HAPPENING AROUND SUPPERTIME YESTERDAY (OCT 16). IT TURNED OUT TO BE A SMALL EARTHQUAKE. NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA SAYS THE TWO-POINT-SEVEN MAGNITUDE QUAKE HIT ABOUT 5:45 P-M MOUNTAIN TIME ABOUT FOUR KILOMETRES SOUTHWEST OF BANFF AND ABOUT 20 KILOMETRES NORTHWEST OF CANMORE.  BANFF MAYOR KAREN SORENSEN SAYS IT FELT LIKE A LARGE TRUCK RUMBLING BY -- BUT NOT OUTSIDE, UNDER YOUR FEET. THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF INJURIES OR DAMAGE.  TO BE HIGH.


A COMPLAINT ABOUT HOW AN ARREST WAS CARRIED OUT HAS LED TO CHARGES AGAINST A CALGARY-AREA MOUNTIE. AN INVESTIGATION WAS LAUNCHED AFTER THE COMPLAINT WAS FILED FOLLOWING LAST NOVEMBER'S ARREST. CONSTABLE TODD DEPAGIE, WHO IS WITH THE GLEICHEN (GLEE'-SHEHN) DETACHMENT, HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT CAUSING BODILY HARM AND UNLAWFUL CONFINEMENT AND WILL APPEAR IN COURT NOVEMBER 6TH. MOUNTIES SAY THE OFFICER REMAINS ON THE JOB BUT HIS STATUS IS UNDER REVIEW.


A MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO RUN OVER AN R-C-M-P OFFICER PRIOR TO A SHORT PURSUIT IN CENTRAL ALBERTA HAS BEEN ARRESTED. EDMONTON POLICE SAY LANCE JAMES PETERS WAS A PASSENGER IN A VEHICLE WHEN HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING (OCT 16). THE 24-YEAR-OLD WAS BEING SOUGHT AFTER MOUNTIES IN SYLVAN LAKE TRIED TO STOP SOMEONE LAST SATURDAY NIGHT (OCT 11) WHO IS ALLEGED TO HAVE STOLEN SEVERAL VEHICLES AND BROKEN INTO A NUMBER OF HOMES. THE SUSPECT FLED IN A TRUCK AND NARROWLY MISSED AN OFFICER WHO WAS ON FOOT BEFORE RAMMING A POLICE VEHICLE. PETERS IS FACING 43 CRIMINAL CHARGES AND POLICE SAY MORE MAY BE LAID.

IT'S THE LAST DAY (OCT 17) OF THE 2014 "DRIVE AWAY HUNGER" CAMPAIGN PUT ON BY FARM CREDIT CANADA OFFICES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.  THE FCC TRACTOR TOUR VISITED ALBERTA THIS WEEK, WITH STOPS  IN RED DEER, BLACKFALDS, AND LACOMBE. AND FCC SPOKESMAN FROM THE CAMROSE OFFICE, GORDON LABOCCETTA SAYS THE DRUMHELLER FCC OFFICE HAS BEEN BUSY WITH ITS FOOD DRIVE. THE OFFICE HAS SO FAR RAISED ABOUT 24 HUNDRED POUNDS OF FOOD WITH THE HELP OF GREENTREE SCHOOL, MORRIN SCHOOL, AND FRESON BROTHERS. AND ON TODAY (OCT 17), THEY'LL HOLD  ANOTHER FOOD COLLECTION  AT DRUMHELLER GREENTREE MALL. ALL FOOD RAISED DURING THE CAMPAIGN GOES TO LOCAL FOOD BANKS WHERE THERE IS AN FCC OFFICE. FCC OFFICES IN OUR REGION INCLUDE BROOKS, STRATHMORE, HIGH RIVER, OLDS, DRUMHELLER, STETTLER, RED DEER, CAMROSE, AND CALGARY.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16

THE LIGHTS ARE STARTING TO COME BACK ON TODAY (OCT 16) FOR DOWNTOWN CALGARY RESIDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN WITHOUT POWER SINCE AN UNDERGROUND ELECTRICAL FIREON SATURDAY. ENMAX SAYS POWER WILL BE BACK BY 5 A-M, BUT IT SAYS BUILDING SYSTEMS WILL HAVE TO BE CHECKED, SO PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE WHILE BEFORE THEY ARE ALLOWED IN. RESIDENTS ARE BEING TOLD TO CHECK THEIR APPLIANCES AND, FOR SAFETY REASONS, CLEAN OUT FRIDGES TO AVOID FOOD POISONING. THE CITY SAYS 19-HUNDRED CUSTOMERS IN 112 RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS WERE AFFECTED BY THE POWER OUTAGE.

R-C-M-P HAVE IDENTIFIED THE MAN WHOSE BURNED BODY WAS DISCOVERED ON A RESERVE IN CENTRAL ALBERTA. TYRELL PRESTON SOOSAY WAS 18 AND FROM THE SAMSON CREE FIRST NATION. OFFICERS AND SEARCH DOGS FOUND HIS BODY MONDAY (OCT 13) NEAR A HOME ON THE RESERVE. HIS COUSIN, 21-YEAR-OLD WALTER SAMUEL LOUIS, HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH SECOND-DEGREE MURDER AND INDIGNITY TO A HUMAN BODY.


BAIL HAS BEEN DENIED TO A B.C. MAN CHARGED IN A CENTRAL ALBERTA SHOOTING THIS SPRING. 26 YEAR OLD GARNER BELCOURT WILL NOW STAY BEHIND BARS FOR HIS NEXT COURT APPEARANCE OCTOBER 30TH. HE FACES COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED MURDER AND CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER IN THE JUNE 2ND INCIDENT. THAT'S WHEN INNISFAIL MOUNTIES RESPONDED TO A CALL TO  A RURAL PROPERTY NEAR PINE LAKE, LOCATED SOUTH EAST OF RED DEER AND FOUND A 31 YEAR OLD MAN SUFFERING FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS. GARNER WAS ARRESTED IN THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO OCTOBER 1ST AND RECENTLY BROUGHT BACK TO ALBERTA.  HIS CO-ACCUSED, 29 YEAR OLD CORY LAVALLEE FROM PINE LAKE WILL HAVE A PRELIMINARY HEARING NEXT SPRING.

A FIRE INSIDE AN EMPTY CRUDE OIL TANK AT THE HUSKY ENERGY TERMINAL IN HARDISTY, IN EAST CENTRAL ALBERTA HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SAID TWO WORKERS WERE CLEANING THE TANK WHEN IT CAUGHT FIRE ON WEDNESDAY (OCT 15). O-H-S SAYS A MAN IN HIS 20S SUFFERED BURNS TO HIS HANDS, AND WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL IN EDMONTON, WHILE THE OTHER WAS NOT INJURED. A STOP-WORK ORDER HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE WORKSITE.

RANCHERS SAY OTTAWA HAS TURNED A DEAF EAR TO THEIR CALL FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO CULL A MASSIVE HERD OF ELK AT A MILITARY BASE IN SOUTHEASTERN ALBERTA THAT IS DAMAGING THEIR LAND. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL SEAN HACKETT, THE COMMANDER OF C-F-B SUFFIELD, NEAR MEDICINE HAT SAYS THE FEDERAL AND ALBERTA GOVERNMENTS HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE PROBLEM, HOPING THAT INCREASED HUNTING WILL WHITTLE DOWN THE SIZE OF THE ELK HERD. BUT BOB OLSON, REEVE OF CYPRESS COUNTY, SAYS THE ELK ROUTINELY JUMP FENCING AROUND BASE, THEN EAT OR TRAMPLE GRAZING GRASS AND CROPS. OLSON SAYS THE HERD HAS GROWN FROM A FEW HUNDRED ELK IN 1997 TO MORE THAN SIX THOUSAND ANIMALS.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15

A LACOMBE MAN CHARGED IN A SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVING CRASH THAT KILLED A BRETON MAN TWO YEARS AGO IS NOW ON TRIAL AT THE RED DEER COURT HOUSE. 26 YEAR OLD MATTHEW ENGELMAN FACES THREE COUNTS INCLUDING IMPAIRED DRIVING CAUSING DEATH AND REFUSING TO PROVIDE A BREATH SAMPLE IN THE SEPTEMBER 2012 INCIDENT. THAT'S WHEN MOUNTIES SAY TWO PICK-UP TRUCKS CRASHED HEAD-ON ON HIGHWAY 20 NORTH OF SYLVAN LAKE, CRITICALLY INJURING 41 YEAR OLD RANDY PINCH WHO DIED OF THOSE INJURIES WEEKS LATER.

POWER CREWS HAVE BEEN WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO TRY TO RESTORE ELECTRICITY TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AFFECTED BY AN UNDERGROUND FIRE THAT SHUT DOWN POWER TO PART OF THE DOWNTOWN CORE. A FIRE IN A MANHOLE KNOCKED OUT POWER TO ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND RESIDENTS AND 112 RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES ON SATURDAY NIGHT (OCT 11). SINCE THEN, SOME PEOPLE HAVE DECIDED TO STAY PUT AND OTHERS HAVE PACKED UP AND ARE STAYING WITH FRIENDS AND RELATIVES. THE CITY SET ASIDE ABOUT 250 HOTEL ROOMS TO HOUSE THOSE RESIDENTS AND HAS SET UP AN EMERGENCY SHELTER WITH 200 COTS AT THE BIG FOUR BUILDING AT STAMPEDE PARK, BUT SO FAR EVERYONE WHO HAS REGISTERED HAS HAD A PLACE TO STAY. OFFICIALS SAY IT'S LOOKING LIKE IT WILL BE THURSDAY (OCT 16) BEFORE POWER IS RESTORED.


ALBERTA'S PREMIER SAYS THE PROVINCE IS EMBARKING ON A NEW PLAN TO GET SENIORS PROPER CARE AND FREE UP SPACE IN OVERCROWDED HOSPITALS. JIM PRENTICE SAYS HIS GOVERNMENT HAS IDENTIFIED 464 CONTINUING CARE SPACES THAT ARE NOT BEING USED DUE TO A SHORTAGE OF MONEY OR STAFF. HE SAYS THOSE BEDS WILL BE OPENED OVER THE NEXT YEAR BY REALLOCATING EXISTING RESOURCES. HE SAYS ANOTHER $180 MILLION WILL BE USED TO BUILD NEW LONG-TERM CARE OR CONTINUING CARE SPACES FOR SENIORS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.  BUT OPPOSITION POLITICIANS SAY THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS A SHELL GAME DESIGNED TO GIVE PRENTICE AND HEALTH MINISTER STEPHEN MANDEL A POPULARITY BOOST IN THEIR ONGOING BYELECTION CAMPAIGNS. ABOUT 700 SENIORS ARE CURRENTLY IN ACUTE CARE BEDS IN HOSPITALS BECAUSE THERE IS NO ROOM FOR THEM IN LONG-TERM CARE OR CONTINUING CARE.


A GRASS FIRE THAT THREATENED SEVERAL FARMS IN SOUTHWEST SASKATCHEWAN HAS BEEN BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL. RCMP WERE SENT TO EVACUATE FOUR FARMS IN THE PATH OF THE FIRE EAST OF KINDERSLEY ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON (OCT 14). BUT STAFF SGT. GEOFF BUXCEY SAYS THE EVACUATIONS WERE NOT NECESSARY. FIRE CREWS MANAGED TO GET THE BLAZE UNDER CONTROL, WITH HELP FROM AREA FARMERS AND WORKERS AT OILFIELD COMPANIES. BUXCEY SAYS DRY WEATHER AND WINDS CLOCKED AS HIGH AS 80 KILOMETRES PER HOUR HELPED THE FIRE SPREAD QUICKLY. THE CAUSE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION. 

 

 

 

 



 


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