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TUESDAY, aUGUST 12

A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA IS FACING A NUMBER OF CHARGES, INCLUDING INCEST, IN THE ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF HIS TWO YOUNGER SISTERS.  POLICE IN LETHBRIDGE SAY THEY INVESTIGATED AFTER RECEIVING INFORMATION LAST MONTH THAT A BOY WAS ENGAGING IN SEXUAL ACTIVITY WITH HIS 10- AND EIGHT-YEAR-OLD SISTERS. THE BOY, WHO CANNOT BE IDENTIFIED BECAUSE OF HIS AGE, IS CHARGED WITH INCEST, SEXUAL ASSAULT, SEXUAL INTERFERENCE AND INVITATION TO SEXUAL TOUCHING. HE HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM CUSTODY WITH THE CONDITION THAT HE NOT BE IN THE PRESENCE OF ANYONE UNDER 12 UNLESS AN ADULT IS PRESENT. THE BOY MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE IN YOUTH COURT LAST WEEK. THE MATTER WAS ADJOURNED TO AUG. 27.

RED DEER RCMP ARE RENEWING THEIR CALLS FOR INFORMATION ON THE DISAPPEARANCE OF TWO LOCAL GIRLS. 15-YEAR OLD DIAMOND SADDLEBACK AND 16-YEAR OLD SKY BIG CROW WERE REPORTED MISSING ON JULY 9TH. POLICE INITIALLY BELIEVED THE PAIR WERE IN EDMONTON BUT OTHER TIPS HAVE SUGGESTED THEY MAY BE IN MASKWACIS FORMERLY KNOWN AS HOBBEMA. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL THE MASKWACIS RCMP OR CRIMESTOPPERS.

A 29-YEAR-OLD MAN IS MISSING AND PRESUMED DROWNED AFTER A BOATING ACCIDENT AT FISH CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK, ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CALGARY. ON MONDAY AFTERNOON (AUG 11), AN INFLATABLE DINGY WAS CARRYING FOUR ADULTS AND TWO CHILDREN, WHEN AT SOME POINT THREE ADULTS AND ONE INFANT ENTERED THE WATER.  GOOD SAMARITANS SWAM OUT AND INITALLY RESCUSED TWO OF THE ADULTS AND THE INFANT. THE BABY WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL IN STABLE CONDITION.

TWO HAILSTORMS THAT HIT NORTH OF CALGARY HAVE BEEN CLASSIFIED AS A CATASTROPHE BY THE INSURANCE BUREAU OF CANADA AND DAMAGE IS ESTIMATED AT MORE THAN $25 MILLION DOLLARS. LAST THURSDAY (AUG 7), THE CITY OF AIRDRIE, WAS HIT WITH A THUNDERSTORM THAT PRODUCED HAIL STONES AS LARGE AS GOLF BALLS IN SOME AREAS. THE HAIL PUNCHED HOLES IN THE SIDING, EAVES AND WINDOWS OF HOMES IN THE CITY AND DENTED AND SMASHED WINDOWS AND LIGHTS ON VEHICLES. ON FRIDAY (AUG 8), ANOTHER THUNDERSTORM SWEPT THROUGH THE AREA ALSO BRINGING HEAVY WINDS AND HAIL. RESIDENTS ARE STILL CLEANING UP FROM BOTH STORMS AND AUTO BODY SHOPS IN THE AREA SAY IT WILL BE MONTHS BEFORE THEY CAN DEAL WITH THE BACKLOG OF DAMAGED VEHICLES. THE BUREAU SAYS HAIL SEASON IN ALBERTA TYPICALLY RUNS FROM JUNE THROUGH TO SEPTEMBER AND SAYS VEHICLE AND HOMEOWNERS SHOULD CHECK POLICIES TO ENSURE THEY ARE UP-TO-DATE AND COVER THEIR NEEDS.

 

MONDAY, aUGUST 11

FOUR CHILDREN AND TWO COUNCILLORS FROM A SUMMER CAMP IN CENTRAL ALBERTA WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AS A PRECAUTION AFTER GETTING CAUGHT IN A NASTY HAIL STORM LAST WEEK. MATT MILLS OF FOOTHILLS CAMP NEAR BOWDEN, SAYS THE GROUP WAS AT THE LAKE WHEN THE BAD WEATHER HIT ON THURSDAY NIGHT (AUG 7). HE SAYS THE ADULTS QUICKLY MOVED THE CHILDREN INTO A DITCH AND TRIED TO HOLD UP BLANKETS TO COVER THEM AND PROTECT THEM FROM THE GOLFBALL-SIZED HAIL. DESPITE THAT, SIX PEOPLE ENDED UP PRETTY BADLY BRUISED AND WERE TAKEN TO NEARBY OLDS TO BE MEDICALLY CHECKED OUT TO MAKE SURE THERE WERE NO CONCUSSIONS. THE STORM THAT SWEPT THROUGH CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ALBERTA LEFT A LOT OF DAMAGE IN THE FORM OF SMASHED WINDOWS, DENTED CARS AND DAMAGED SIDING. ANOTHER STORM MOVED INTO THE AREA ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON (AUG 8), BRINGING MORE HAIL AND HEAVY RAIN.

 

A SOUTHERN ALBERTA FARM FAMILY SAYS THE WEATHER DAMAGE THEY'VE SUFFERED IN 2014 IS THE WORST IN 80 YEARS. THE EDGAR FAMILY NORTH OF CALGARY SAY LAST WEEK'S HAILSTORM WAS THE FIFTH VIOLENT STORM TO HIT THEIR FARM THIS YEAR. THE FARM, WEST OF INNISFAIL, SUPPLIES FARMERS' MARKETS WITH PRODUCE AND SAY THEY CAN'T GET INSURANCE ON SPECIALTY CROPS. ALBERTA HAS EXPERIENCED THREE RECORD-BREAKING HAILSTORMS IN THE PAST THREE YEARS -- LAST YEAR'S ONE CAUSED 257 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF DAMAGE TO CROPS.

TWO OF THE FOUNDING MEMBERS OF A SOUTHERN ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN CHARGED UNDER PROVINCIAL STATUTES. THE ALBERTA SPCA SEIZED 45 DOGS AND 20 CATS FROM THE OOPS-A-DAZY RESCUE AND SANCTUARY SOCIETY IN CALGARY, IN JUNE FOLLOWING COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE CONDITIONS OF THE ANIMALS AND AN INVESTIGATION BY A VETERINARIAN. DEBRA AND EDWARD MICHEL, ALONG WITH THE ORGANIZATION, ARE CHARGED WITH 10 COUNTS INCLUDING CAUSING OR PERMITTING ANIMALS TO BE IN DISTRESS AND FAILING TO PROVIDE ANIMALS WITH CARE WHEN WOUNDED OR ILL. THE CATS SEIZED WERE EUTHANIZED BECAUSE OF DISEASE WHILE THE DOGS WERE PLACED IN FOSTER HOMES. THE MICHELS ARE SET TO APPEAR IN SIKSIKA NATION PROVINCIAL COURT SEPT. 11.  ON THE SOCIETY'S FACEBOOK PAGE, A MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS INDICATES THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING TO COMPLY WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE AT THE TIME THE ANIMALS WERE SEIZED.

EMERGENCY CREWS WERE BUSY ON THE WEEKEND AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE SHOOK THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE AREA.  ORIGINALLY REPORTED AS A 4.1.... THE 4.3 MAGNITUDE QUAKE  STRUCK JUST BEFORE 9:30 SATURDAY (AUG 9) MORNING, WITH THE EPICENTRE LOCATED ABOUT 28 KILOMETRES SOUTHWEST OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE. ACCORDING TO CLEARWATER COUNTY REGIONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE, THE QUAKE CAUSED WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES, AND TRIGGERED FLARING AT LOCAL NATURAL GAS PLANTS. HOWEVER, THERE WAS NO REPORTED PROPERTY DAMAGE AND NO ONE WAS HURT.

 

FRIDAY, aUGUST 8

R-C-M-P SAY A FOUR-YEAR-OLD BOY HAS DIED AFTER FALLING INTO A SLOUGH NEAR LOUGHEED, SOUTH EAST OF CAMROSE. THE CHILD HAD BEEN REPORTED MISSING YESTERDAY AFTERNOON FROM A RURAL RESIDENCE. BY THE TIME EMERGENCY RESPONDERS GOT THERE, RELATIVES HAD FOUND THE BOY FACE DOWN IN THE SLOUGH. C-P-R WAS PERFORMED BUT THE BOY COULD NOT BE REVIVED AND WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. R-C-M-P SAY THE BOY HAD BEEN VISITING RELATIVES WITH HIS MOTHER, AND AT SOME POINT DURING THE VISIT HAD LEFT THE MAIN RESIDENCE. IT WAS AN HOUR BEFORE THEY REALIZED HE WAS GONE.

SEVERAL STORMS ROLLED THROUGH CENTRAL ALBERTA LATE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON (AUG 7) WITH THE THUNDERSTORMS BRINING HEAVY RAIN, HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. IN RED DEER, MARBLE SIZED HAIL AND ABOUT AN INCH (25 MM) OF RAIN FLATTENED SOME GARDENS AND KOCKED LEAVES AND BRANCHES OFF TREES. BUT THE AIRDRIE AREA WAS HARDEST HIT AS THE NASTY WEATHER DAMAGED HOMES AND CARS WITH HAIL AS BIG AS GOLF BALLS AND HEAVY RAIN. PICTURES SHOW STREETS COVERED IN SO MUCH HAIL IT LOOKED LIKE A WINTER SCENE IN THE AIRDRIE AND ECKVILLE AREAS. IN CALGARY, A POLICE OFFICER REPORTED SEEING WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS A TORNADO TOUCHING DOWN BUT QUICKLY DISSIPATING.  HOWEVER, ENVIRONMENT CANADA SAYS IT WAS A SPIRAL OF HIGH WIND, OR WHAT'S CALLED A "GUSTNADO".

ALBERTA'S RULING CONSERVATIVES ARE CONTENDING WITH THE FALLOUT OF A DAMNING REPORT FROM THE PROVINCE'S AUDITOR GENERAL.  THE REPORT RELEASED YESTERDAY (AUG 7) BLASTED FORMER PREMIER ALISON REDFORD AND HER STAFF FOR BREAKING TRAVEL EXPENSE RULES AND INAPPROPRIATELY USING TAXPAYER MONEY. PREMIER DAVE HANCOCK IMMEDIATELY SENT THE REPORT TO THE R-C-M-P FOR INVESTIGATION AND SAYS THE GOVERNMENT WILL IMPLEMENT THE SIX RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY AUDITOR GENERAL MERWAN SAHER (SAW'-HER). THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY ALSO SAYS IT WILL REIMBURSE THE GOVERNMENT 65-HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR THREE FLIGHTS SAHER FOUND REDFORD HAD TAKEN SOLELY FOR PARTY PURPOSES. BUT THE OPPOSITION WILDROSE IS NOW CALLING FOR THE RESIGNATION OF FINANCE MINISTER DOUG HORNER, WHOSE DEPARTMENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVINCIAL PLANES. WILDROSE CRITIC AND MLA FOR INNISFAIL-SYLVAN LAKE, KERRY TOWLE  SAYS HORNER FAILED TO DO HIS JOB. THE N-D-P IS DEMANDING A PUBLIC INQUIRY, NOTING THAT HANCOCK, HORNER AND JUSTICE MINISTER JONATHAN DENIS HAVE ALL SAID A FLIGHT TO GRANDE PRAIRIE CARRYING THE PREMIER AND SEVERAL MEMBERS OF CABINET WAS FOR GOVERNMENT BUSINESS. THE AUDITOR GENERAL SAID HE COULD NOT IDENTIFY ANY GOVERNMENT BUSINESS IN THE CITY, ONLY A LEADER'S DINNER. REDFORD RESIGNED HER SEAT AS AN M-L-A ON WEDNESDAY.

MORE THAN 100 INNISFAIL WORKERS ARE COMING UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT. NWP INDUSTRIES, AN OIL AND GAS PROCESSING COMPANY IN INNISFAIL HAS BEEN SOLD. TERREVEST CAPITAL ANNOUNCING THIS WEEK IT STRUCK A DEAL TO PURCHASE THE OPERATION FOR MORE THAN 113 MILLION DOLLARS. HOWEVER, BOTH SIDES SAY IT WILL BE BUSINESS AS USUAL.  UPPER MANAGEMENT AND THE COMPANY NAME ITSELF WILL REMAIN INTACT. NWP INDUSTRIES HAS OPERATED IN CENTRAL ALBERTA FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS.

A BIG EVENT THIS WEEKEND FOR PEOPLE WHO ENJOY ANTIQUE FARM EQUIPMENT AND LEARNING MORE ABOUT FARMING IN THE EARLY STETTLEMENT OF WESTERN CANADA. THE 45TH ANNUAL SHOW AND REUNION GOES TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY (AUG 8-10) AT "PIONEER ACRES" JUST NORTH OF IRRICANA. CO-CHAIR OF THIS YEAR'S EVENT, DIANA ROWE SAYS THIS YEAR'S FEATURED EQUIPMENT MAKER IS JOHN DEERE. THERE'S A PANCAKE BREAKFAST THIS MORNING STARTING AT 8:00. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY BREAKFASTS BEGIN AT 7:00. THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF DEMONSTRATIONS FROM HARNESSES TO BREAD BAKING. THERE'S ALSO A TRADE SHOW.


A MAJOR EVENT IN THE TOWN OF HANNA TODAY AND TOMORROW (AUG 8-9). IT'S THEIR ANNUAL FALL FAIR. SECRETARY OF THE HANNA AND DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY, VERN THUROW SAYS ONE OF THE BIG PARTS OF THE FAIR IS THE ANNUAL HORSE SHOW WHICH BEGINS THIS MORNING AT 9:00 IN THE HANNA ARENA. JUDGING OF THE BENCH SHOW ENTRIES IS TAKING PLACE AT THE HANNA CURLING RINK THIS MORNING. THE BENCH SHOW ENTRIES WILL THEN GO ON DISPLAY ALONG WITH THE TRADE SHOW STARTING AT 1:00 THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL 9:00 THIS EVENING IN THE HANNA CURLING RINK. THE BENCH SHOW AND TRADE SHOW, PLUS MUCH MORE GOES AGAIN SATURDAY AT THE HANNA CURLING RINK.


A MAJOR FUNDRAISER FOR STARS AIR AMBULANCE GOES THIS WEEKEND IN OUR REGION. THE RUMSEY AND DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY IS PUTTING ON ITS 25TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR STARS. IT GOES THIS SUNDAY AT THE TL BAR RANCH NORTH OF DRUMHELLER.  BESIDES THE TRAIL RIDE, THEY HAVE BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND A BEEF SUPPER, SILENT AUCTION...A VARIETY OF RAFFLES, AND ENTERTAINMENT. TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL ERNIE (GODDARD) AT 403-368-2132 OR KENDRA (KIEMELE) AT 403-368-3740. THE FIRST YEAR OF THE RIDE RAISED JUST OVER 5 THOUSAND DOLLARS. AND THE LARGEST AMOUNT WAS DURING THE 2012 RIDE, WITH JUST OVER 32 THOUSAND DOLLARS COLLECTED FOR STARS AIR AMBULANCE. 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, aUGUST 7

HIGH RIVER RCMP HAVE AN UPDATE ABOUT A BODY FOUND IN A LOCAL CREEK ON MONDAY MORNING (AUG 4). MOUNTIES SAY THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE HAS POSITIVELY INDENTIFIED THE VICTIM AS 53 YEAR OLD ARLENE DIANA MANN. THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES AND POLICE ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC FOR ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE WOMAN.  ANYONE WHO SAW OR SPOKE WITH ARLENE MANN BETWEEN SUNDAY AUGUST 3RD, 2014 AND THE TIME HER BODY WAS RECOVERED FROM LINEHAM CREEK, THE RCMP WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK WITH YOU. PEOPLE WITH ANY INFORMATION SHOULD CALL THE HIGH RIVER RCMP OR CRIMESTOPPERS. POLICE ARE CONFIDENT THE WOMAN'S DEATH IS NOT SUSPICIOUS. 

ALBERTA'S AUDITOR GENERAL HAS BLASTED FORMER PREMIER ALISON REDFORD AND HER OFFICE FOR THE WAY THEY OPERATED WHEN SHE WAS IN POWER. MERWAN SAHER SAYS REDFORD USED PUBLIC ASSETS, INCLUDING GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT, FOR PERSONAL AND PARTISAN PURPOSES. HE ALSO SAYS REDFORD WAS INVOLVED IN A PLAN TO ADD A PREMIER'S SUITE TO A GOVERNMENT BUILDING BEING RENOVATED NEAR THE LEGISLATURE. REDFORD EARLIER RESIGNED AS PREMIER AND THIS WEEK LEFT POLITICS ALTOGETHER, RESIGNING HER SEAT IN CALGARY-ELBOW.

PEOPLE IN AND AROUND STETTLER WANTING TO SEE A MOVIE AT THE LOCAL THEATRE HAVE JUST A FEW DAYS. AFTER MORE THAN 40 YEARS OF OPERATING THE JEWEL THEATRE IN STETTLER, LANDMARK CINEMAS WILL BE OFFICIALLY CLOSING THEIR DOORS NEXT THURSDAY, AUGUST 15TH. NEIL CAMPBELL, THE PRESIDENT & CEO SAYS IT TAKES A LOT OF DISCUSSION BEFORE THEY EVEN CONSIDER THE CLOSURE OF ANY OF THEIR THEATRES. HE ADDS THESE DECISIONS ARE NEVER EASY AND THEY UNDERSTAND THESE DECISIONS AFFECT MANY PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY. GUESTS WITH ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING VOUCHERS AND GIFT CARDS ARE ASKED TO EMAIL GUESTSERVICES@LANDMARKCINEMAS.COM .  IN ADDITION TO THE STETTLER CLOSURE, LANDMARK ALSO ANNOUNCED THEY WOULD BE SHUTTING THE DOORS ON THEIR GRANDE PRARIE LOCATION NEXT WEEK.

 

WHILE IT STILL IS SUMMER HUNDREDS OF RED DEER STUDENTS ARE ALREADY HEADED BACK TO CLASS. ST PATRICK'S COMMMUNITY SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION TODAY (AUG 7) AND PRINCIPAL LARGERETROSE WILLMS IS URGING DRIVERS TO BE EXTRA MINDFUL OS STUDENTS DOING THE DAILY COMMUTE. ST. PATRICK'S IS THE ONLY CENTRAL ALBERTA SCHOOL WHICH OPERATES ON A YEAR-ROUND CALENDAR- A SCHEDULE WHICH ALLOWS STUDENTS TO BETTER RETAIN THEIR LESSONS, WHILE PROVIDING MORE FLEXIBILITY TO WORKING FAMILIES IN RED DEER.

PEOPLE IN HANNA AND SURROUNDING AREA ARE GETTING READY FOR THE ANNUAL FALL FAIR. BENCH SHOW ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED TODAY (AUG 7) FROM 4:00 TO 9:00PM AT THE HANNA CURLING RINK. TOMORROW THE BENCH SHOW JUDGING TAKES PLACE IN THE MORNING AT THE CURLING RINK. ALSO FRIDAY MORNING, THE HANNA FALL FAIR HORSE SHOW BEGINS AT 9:00 IN THE HANNA ARENA.  THE BENCH SHOW ENTRIES GO ON DISPLAY AND THE TRADE SHOW IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FRIDAY (AUG 8)FROM 1:00 UNTIL 9:00 IN THE HANNA CURLING RINK. ALSO ENJOY THE FALL FAIR PARADE FRIDAY EVENING STARTING AT 7:00 O'CLOCK. EVENTS CONTINUES ON SATURDAY WITH THE FALL FAIR PANCAKE BREAKFAST, A PET SHOW, AS WELL MORE OF THE TRADE SHOW AND BENCH SHOW. THAT'S THE HANNA FALL FAIR. 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, aUGUST 6

A TREATMENT PLANT MALFUNCTION HAS LED TO A REQUEST TO RESTRICT WATER USE IN HIGH RIVER. THE TOWN'S PLANT WAS SHUT DOWN TUESDAY MORNING (AUG 5 ) AFTER THE MALFUNCTION CAUSED A FLOOD IN THE BUILDING. THE WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK AND THE TOWN SAYS CREWS ARE TRYING TO GET THE PLANT ONLINE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. BEFORE THEN, RESIDENTS ARE BEING ASKED TO NOT TO FLUSH THEIR TOILETS UNLESS IT'S NECESSARY AND TO HOLD OFF ON DOING LAUNDRY UNTIL THE PROBLEM IS CORRECTED. ALSO NO CAR WASHING OR LAWN AND GARDEN WATERING.

CALGARY POLICE INVESTIGATORS ARE IN MEXICO AS PART OF AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION INTO THE DISAPPEARANCE OF A FIVE-YEAR-OLD BOY AND HIS GRANDPARENTS. NATHAN O'BRIEN AND ALVIN AND KATHY LIKNES HAVE NOT BEEN SEEN SINCE THEY DISAPPEARED FROM THE COUPLE'S CALGARY HOME JUNE 29TH. AND, ALTHOUGH THEIR BODIES HAVE NOT YET BEEN FOUND, POLICE HAVE LAID THREE MURDER CHARGES AGAINST A 54-YEAR-OLD MAN. THE COUPLE HAD BEEN HAVING AN ESTATE SALE THE WEEKEND THEY VANISHED AS THEY DOWNSIZED AHEAD OF A MOVE TO EDMONTON AND THEN TO A RESIDENCE IN MEXICO. NATHAN WAS AT HIS GRANDPARENTS' HOUSE FOR A SLEEPOVER. POLICE SPOKESWOMAN EMMA POOLE CONFIRMS OFFICERS ARE IN MEXICO, AND SAYS IT'S JUST A MATTER OF MAKING SURE ALL THE AVENUES ARE COVERED. DOUGLAS GARLAND FACES TWO CHARGES OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER AND ONE COUNT OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER.

A RED DEER MAN IS FACING CHARGES AFTER A WOMAN WAS ASSAULTED ON SYLVAN LAKE. MOUNTIES DISPATCHED THEIR PATROL BOAT TO THE SCENE LAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT. IT'S ALLEGED WITNESSES REPORTED SEEING A MAN BEATING A WOMAN NEAR THE HALFMOON BAY BOAT LAUNCH. OFFICERS BOARDED THE VESSEL AND ARRESTED A 30-YEAR OLD SUSPECT. POLICE CHARGED THE MAN WITH A HANDFUL OF COUNTS INCLUDING IMPAIRED DRIVING, ASSAULT, AND FAILURE TO PROVIDE A BREATH SAMPLE. AARON HICK REMAINS IN CUSTODY, AWAITING HIS FIRST COURT DATE ON AUGUST 12TH.

AFTER MONTHS OF CONTROVERSY OVER HER SPENDING, FORMER ALBERTA PREMIER ALISON REDFORD HAS RESIGNED HER SEAT IN THE LEGISLATURE. IN AN OPINION ARTICLE FOR POSTMEDIA NEWS TODAY (AUG 6), REDFORD SAYS HER RESIGNATION IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. SHE STEPPED DOWN AS PREMIER IN MARCH WHILE FACING INCREASING UNREST WITHIN HER CAUCUS, FUELLED BY COMPLAINTS ABOUT HER LEADERSHIP STYLE AND HER TRAVEL EXPENSES. YESTERDAY, THOMAS LUKASZUK (LOO-KAH'-ZUHK), ONE OF THE CANDIDATES VYING TO BECOME THE NEXT LEADER OF ALBERTA'S CONSERVATIVES, CALLED FOR AN EMERGENCY CAUCUS MEETING TO DISCUSS REDFORD'S CONTINUED MEMBERSHIP IN THE PARTY.

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, aUGUST 5

POLICE IN HIGH RIVER ARE INVESTIGATING AFTER A BODY WAS FOUND IN LINEHAM CREEK. R-C-M-P WERE CALLED TO THE AREA MONDAY MORNING (AUG 4). NO NAME HAS  BEEN RELEASED. THE BODY HAS BEEN SENT TO THE CALGARY MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE FOR AN AUTOPSY.

RCMP ARE INVESTIGATING AFTER A TEENAGER WAS STRUCK BY A TRAIN IN DOWNTOWN OLDS OVER THE LONG WEEKEND. SHORTLY AFTER 3 AM, SUNDAY (AUG 3), AN 18-YEAR OLD GIRL AND HER BOYFRIEND WERE DRINKING ON THE TRACKS NEAR SHANNON DRIVE AND 50TH AVENUE WHEN THE TRAIN BEGAN ITS APPROACH. THE ENGINEER ABOARD SAW THE PAIR AHEAD AND SOUNDED THE WHISTLE IN ATTEMPT TO WARN THEM, BUT, DESPITE THE ENGINEER'S EFFORTS, THE GIRL WAS STRUCK BY THE STEPS WHICH LEADS TO THE ENGINE'S CONTROL ROOM. THE VICTIM WAS AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS HEAD INJURIES BUT IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY. POLICE SAY BOTH TEENS WERE INTOXICATED AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH AND SAY ALCOHOL PLAY A CONTRIBUTING ROLE. SERVICE ON THE LINE HAS SINCE BEEN RESTORED.

A THREE HILLS MAN WHO DROVE A TRUCK INTO A BUILDING IN SYLVAN LAKE LAST WINTER HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO A ONE YEAR DRIVING BAN AND ONE YEAR OF PROBATION. 22 YEAR OLD THOMAS HANGER WAS ALSO FINED OVER THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS AFTER BEING SENTENCED IN RED DEER COURT LAST WEEK (JULY 31). IT WAS ON MARCH 22ND WHEN RCMP SAY A TRUCK CRASHED INTO THE TELUS BUILDING IN SYLVAN LAKE AND  FORCED PART OF THE DOWNTOWN TO EVACUATE FOR NINE HOURS DUE TO A RESULTING NATURAL GAS LEAK.A 24 YEAR OLD MALE PASSENGER IN THE TRUCK SUFFERED SERIOUS HEAD INJURIES AS WELL.

LACOMBE'S FIER DEPARTMENT HAS PROVIDED AN UPDATE ON THE DEVASTATING BLAZE THAT DESTROYED THREE HOMES LAST TUESDAY (JULY 29).  A STATEMENT BY CITY OF LACOMBE FIRE CHIEF ED VAN DELDEN SAYS SOME OF THE EVIDENCE COLLECTED REQUIRES ADDITIONAL TESTING AND REVIEW BY SPECIALIZED LABS AND PROFESSIONALS TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE. HOWEVER, INVESTIGATORS ARE CERTAIN THE FIRE STARTED IN THE GARAGE OF THE CENTRE HOME OF THREE HOUSES, LOCATED ON "HENNER'S POINTE" ON THE NORTH SIDE OF LACOMBE. HEAT AND FLAMES SPREADING TO THE ADJACENT HOMES ON EITHER SIDE OF THE MIDDLE HOME. THE FIRE HAS BEEN DETERMINED AS ACCIDENTAL AND ALL THREE PROPERTIES HAVE NOW BEEN RELEASED BACK TO THE OWNERS.

 

FRIDAY, aUGUST 1

A HUGE THUNDERSTORM WOKE MANY PEOPLE UP AROUND MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT, AS IT ROARED THROUGH CENTRAL ALBERTA. TODAY (AUG 1) RESIDENTS IN THE WEST COUNTRY ARE CLEANING UP AFTER REPORTS OF DOWNED TREES AND GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL IN THE NORDEGG AREA.  THE STORM BROUGHT WITH IT HEAVY RAIN, STRONG WINDS, HAIL AND THUNDER AND LIGHTNING. MOTHER NATURE DUMPED OVER HALF AN INCH OR ABOUT 15 MM ON RED DEER IN THE EARLY MORNING OUTBURST .

A CHARGE OF ARSON HAS BEEN LAID AGAINST TWO MEN AFTER A HOUSE EXPLOSION JUST NORTH OF CALGARY THAT CRITICALLY INJURED TWO PEOPLE. THE JANUARY 31ST BLAST IN AIRDRIE CAUSED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO A DUPLEX. R-C-M-P SAID AT THE TIME THAT THEY BELIEVED THE EXPLOSION WAS DRUG-RELATED. THEY NOW SAY THAT TREVOR URQUHART OF AIRDRIE AND MATTHEW VISSER OF ST. ALBERT, ALBERTA ARE ALSO CHARGED WITH PRODUCTION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND WILL BE IN COURT SEPTEMBER 18TH.

THIS YEAR'S STRATHMORE STAMPEDE IS UNDERWAY. GATES OPENED THIS MORNING (AUG 1) AT 11:00. CARA BURNE IS ONE OF THE DIRECTORS STRATHMORE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY AND SAYS THE PROFESSIONAL RODEO AND WPCA CHUCKWAGONS GOES EVERY DAY TODAY THROUGH MONDAY. RODEO GOES FRIDAY AT 2:00PM, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, AND MONDAY AT 1:00PM. CHUCKWAGONS ROLL FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY AT 7:00PM, THEN AT 5:00 O'CLOCK MONDAY AFTERNOON (AUG 4).  BURNE SAYS THE STRATHMORE STAMPEDE ALSO ALL KINDS OF OTHER INTERESTING ACTITIVTIES, EVENTS AND EXHIBITS THROUGHOUT THE STAMPEDE GROUNDS. HE STRATHMORE STAMPEDE GOES THROUGH THE DOWNTOWN SATURDAY MORNING AT 9:00 O'CLOCK. ENJOY THE TRADE SHOW, PETTING ZOO, KIDS ACTIVITIES, AS WELL HORTICULTURE DISPLAYS AND THE CREATIVE ART SHOW.  THE WILD RUNNING WITH THE BULLS GOES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY EVENING AT 6:00 EACH DAY IN FRONT OF THE GRANDSTAND. GO TO THEIR WEBSITE, STRATHMORE STAMPEDE DOT COM FOR MORE DETAILS.

THE VILLAGE OF BIG VALLEY BETWEEN DRUMHELLER AND STETTLER IS HOLIDING ITS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS PLUS A HOMECOMING THIS WEEKEND. CHAIR OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, MARGE OLIVE-KILPATRICK SAYS THEY HAVE PLENTY OF EVENTS FOR YOUNG AND OLD. REGISTRATION BEGINS THIS MORNING (AUG 1) AT 10:00. BIRTHDAY CAKE IS BEING SERVED ALL THROUGH THE WEEKEND AT THE HALL. A SUPPER GOES THIS EVENING (AUG 1), THEN A DANCE. SATURDAY MORNING HAS A PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND A PARADE, FOLLOWED BY OPENING CEREMONIES. THE AFTERNOON HAS SCHOOL REUNIONS, KIDS ACTIVITIES IN THE PARK AND THE LIBRARY. SATURDAY EVENING FEATURES A SUPPER THEN ANOTHER DANCE, WITH FIREWORKS AT DUSK.  OLIVE-KILPATRICK SAYS SUNDAY IS GOING TO BE VERY BUSY AS WELL WITH A FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST, WITH MORE VISTING. THEN SUNDAY AFTERNOON THE "GUNS OF THE WILD WEST" WILL BE PERFORMING. SUNDAY EVENING THERE'S A CONCERT AT THE ARENA WITH LISA HEWITT AND AN EAGLES TRIBUTE BAND. ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON KIDS CAN ENJOY THE "PENNY CARNIVAL" AND A MOVIE IN THE LIBRARY. THAT'S THE CENTENNIAL AND HOMECOMING THIS WEEKEND IN BIG VALLEY. LOOK AT THE VILLAGE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS.

THE VILLAGE OF DELIA, NORTH EAST OF DRUMHELLER IS CELEBRATING ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY THIS WEEKEND. SECRETARY OF THE DELIA CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE, CLAIR CARSON SAYS THE NEXT FEW DAYS ARE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF ACTIVIITES. REGISTRATION FOR VISITORS BEGINS TONIGHT (AUG 1). SATURDAY STARTS WITH A PANCAKE BREAKFAST, FOLLOWED BY A PARADE. THERE'S AN OPENING CEREMONY AFTER THE PARADE. AND CARSON SAYS THEY'VE TRIED TO COME UP WITH A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES TO KEEP EVERYONE ENTERTAINED IN THE AFTERNOON. THERE ARE KIDS GAMES, A DISCOVERY HISTORIAL WALK, TRAIN RIDES AROUND THE TOWN. SATURDAY EVENING FEATURES A SUPPER, A DANCE, AND WINDS UP THE DAY WITH FIREWORKS. PLENTY OF EVENTS ALSO HAPPENING DURING DELIA'S CENTENNIAL UNTIL SUNDAY. GO TO THE VILLAGE WEBSITE OR THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR A FULL LIST OF ACTIVITIES

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 11

THE BODY OF A MAN FOUND IN THE BOW RIVER EAST OF CALGARY HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED. OKOTOKS RCMP SAY THE BODY OF JUSTIN MACNEIL, WHO WAS 19, WAS FOUND JULY 5. MACNEIL WAS REPORTED MISSING ON JUNE 22 AFTER HE WENT FOR A SWIM IN THE HIGHWOOD RIVER NEAR NATURE'S HIDEAWAY CAMPGROUND. FRIENDS WHO WERE WITH HIM SAID HE WAS IMMEDIATELY SWEPT AWAY BY THE STRONG CURRENT. THE RIVER HAD BEEN UNDER A FLOOD ADVISORY DUE TO HEAVY RAIN.

ABOUT 500 PEOPLE TURNED UP IN CALGARY LAST NIGHT FOR A CANDLELIT VIGIL FOR THREE PEOPLE WHO DISAPPEARED 11 DAYS AGO. THEY PRAYED FOR THE SAFE RETURN OF FIVE-YEAR-OLD NATHAN O'BRIEN AND HIS GRANDPARENTS, ALVIN AND KATHY LIKNES. AMONG THOSE WHO ATTENDED WERE NATHAN'S PARENTS, JENNIFER AND ROD O'BRIEN. JENNIFER O'BRIEN SAID SHE AND HER HUSBAND ARE THANKFUL FOR THE SUPPORT THEY'RE RECEIVING AND ARE VERY HOPEFUL THE TRIO WILL BE FOUND SAFE.

A 54-YEAR-OLD MAN POLICE SAY IS A PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE JUNE 29TH DISAPPEARANCE OF FIVE-YEAR-OLD NATHAN O'BRIEN AND HIS GRANDPARENTS HAS BEEN GRANTED BAIL, BUT WITH STRICT CONDITIONS. DOUGLAS GARLAND'S BAIL WAS SET AT 750 DOLLARS, BUT HE MUST REPORT TO A BAIL SUPERVISOR THREE TIMES A WEEK AND TO POLICE ONCE A WEEK. HE ALSO IS NOT ALLOWED TO RETURN TO HIS HOME, WHICH IS STILL THE FOCUS OF A POLICE SEARCH. GARLAND WAS DETAINED ON IDENTITY THEFT CHARGES UNRELATED TO THE MISSING PERSONS CASE.


FOUR PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHARGED AFTER A FIRE THAT DESTROYED A WELL-KNOWN RESTAURANT WEST OF CALGARY. THE DAMAGE ESTIMATE WAS ONE-MILLION DOLLARS WHEN THE CHIEF CHINIKI RESTAURANT NEAR COCHRANE BURNED DOWN LAST AUGUST. ARSON WAS DETERMINED AS THE CAUSE AND FOUR PEOPLE, INCLUDING ONE ADULT AND THREE PEOPLE UNDER 18, WERE EVENTUALLY ARRESTED. NOELAN TWOYOUNGMEN, WHO IS 22, PLEADED GUILTY THIS WEEK TO ONE COUNT OF ARSON AND WAS SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN PRISON.

CHARGES HAVE BEEN LAID WITH MORE CHARGES POSSIBLE AFTER A SEXUAL ASSAULT AT THE DOWNTOWN PORT O'CALL SAFEWAY IN RED DEER MONDAY NIGHT (JULY 7). THE INCIDENT HAPPENED AROUND 10 O'CLOCK WHEN RCMP SAY A WOMAN CONFRONTED A MAN WHO HAD ALLEGEDLY TOUCHED HER SEXUALLY. STAFF CHASED THE SUSPECT OUT OF THE STORE AND SAW HIM DETAINED AFTER MEMBERS OF THE ALBERTA LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE TEAM WERE DRIVING BY AND SAW WHAT WAS HAPPENING. THE SUSPECT WAS CAUGHT AND DETAINED UNTIL RCMP ARRIVED MOMENTS LATER. THE MAN'S NAME WILL BE RELEASED ONCE THE CHARGES HAVE BEEN SWORN.

THIS YEAR'S EDITION OF THE CANADIAN BADLANDS PASSION PLAY IN DRUMHELLER, NORTH EAST OF CALGARY BEGINS ITS RUN THIS EVENING (JULY 11). THIS YEAR THEY'VE ADDED A THIRD WEEKEND OF SHOWS AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VANCE NEUDORF SAYS ITS HOPED THEY HAVE MADE IT MORE CONVENIENT FOR PEOPLE TO ATTEND. THE 6:00PM SHOWS ARE ON JULY 11, 12, 18, 25, AN 26. 3:00PM PERFORMANCES ARE ON JULY 13, 19, 20, AND 27.  THE PASSION PLAY IN DRUMHELLER TELLS THE STORY OF JESUS CHRIST IN A NATURAL SETTING THAT LOOKS SIMILAR TO ISREAL. THERE ARE 200 ACTORS INVOLVED AS WELL AS AN ORCHESTRA, LIVE ANIMALS, AND STATE OF THE ART SOUND SYSTEM. FOR TICKET INFORMATION GO ONLINE AT CANADIAN PASSION PLAY DOT COM OR CALL 1-888-823-2001.

THE RUMBLE OF MOTORCYCLES WILL BE HEARD THIS WEEKEND IN THE DRUMHELLER VALLEY. THE ANNUAL "MOTORCYCLE MADNESS" GOES THIS EVENING AND TOMORROW (JULY 11-12) IN THE DRUMHELLER COMMUNITY OF WAYNE.  TREASURER OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, TERRY KUHL SAYS IT ALL BEGINS AT 5:00 THIS AFTERNOON WITH THE "STEAK RUN". RIDERS ARE ASKED TO GATHER AT YAVIS'S PROPROOM LOUNGE FOR A "MEET AND GREET", THEN GO ON A RIDE TO A LOCATION IN THE VALLEY WHERE THERE WILL BE A GREAT STEAK SUPPER.  ON SATURDAY THERE'S A NUMBER OF EVENTS HAPPENING IN WAYNE INCLUDING A BIKE "SHOW AND SHINE" STARTING AT 10:00 IN THE MORNING, FOLLOWED BY THE "BIKE GAMES", A POKER RUN, ALL WINDING UP WITH A SUPPER AND ENTERTAINMENT.  THE DRUMHELLER MOTORCYCLE MADNESS EVENT SUPPORTS A DIFFERENT CHARITY EACH YEAR...AND THIS YEAR IT'S THE CONTINUING CARE "REC DIVISION" AT THE DRUMHELLER HOSPITAL.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 10

POLICE SAY THEY ARE LOOKING INTO BUSINESS DEALINGS AS THEY SEARCH FOR A MISSING CALGARY COUPLE AND THEIR GRANDSON. ALVIN AND KATHRYN LIKNES (LICK'-NESS) AND FIVE-YEAR-OLD NATHAN O'BRIEN HAVEN'T BEEN SEEN SINCE JUNE 29. THERE ARE MEDIA REPORTS THAT ALVIN LIKNES WAS RECENTLY FORCED TO CLOSE HIS SMALL GAS EXPLORATION COMPANY AND HAD DECLARED BANKRUPTCY IN THE 1990S. THERE ARE ALSO REPORTS THAT SAY HE ONCE HAD A BAD BUSINESS DEAL WITH DOUGLAS GARLAND, WHO POLICE SAY THEY HAVE QUESTIONED AS A PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE MISSING PERSONS CASE. POLICE SPOKESMAN KEVIN BROOKWELL SAYS INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO BUSINESS ISSUES INVOLVING THE FAMILY, BUT REFUSED TO ELABORATE. OFFICERS CONTINUE TO SEARCH PROPERTY OWNED BY GARLAND'S PARENTS NORTH OF CALGARY, AS WELL AS TWO CITY GARBAGE DUMPS.

ONE MAN IS DEAD, ANOTHER INJURED AFTER TWO PICK-UP TRUCKS COLLIDED SOUTH OF SYLVAN LAKE. CONSTABLE ROD JOHNSON SAYS THE CRASH OCCURRED AROUND 9:00 TUESDAY MORNING (JULY 8) , AT THE INTERSECTION OF RANGE ROAD 10 AND TOWNSHIP ROAD 3-80. THE SOUTHBOUND DRIVER WAS BROADSIDED, SUFFERING A VARIETY OF INJURIES INCLUDING BROKEN FINGERS, BUT MANAGED TO FLAG DOWN HELP.  THE OTHER DRIVER, A 54-YEAR OLD MAN DIED ON SCENE. ALCOHOL DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE A FACTOR BUT THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.

A WOMAN WHO SUFFERED BURNS TO VIRTUALLY HER ENTIRE BODY WHEN SHE FELL INTO A LARGE FIRE PIT AT A PRIVATE CAMPGROUND IN CENTRAL ALBERTA HAS DIED.
THE 53-YEAR-OLD DIED SUNDAY (JULY 6) SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVAL AT HOSPITAL IN CALGARY FROM THE CAMPGROUND NEAR TORRINGTON. R-C-M-P SAY HER CLOTHES CAUGHT FIRE WHEN SHE APPARENTLY TRIPPED AND FELL INTO THE PIT EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. AN AUTOPSY HAS BEEN DONE AND THE DEATH IS NOT CONSIDERED SUSPICIOUS, ALTHOUGH POLICE ARE WAITING FOR THE RESULTS OF TOXICOLOGY TESTS. THE WOMAN WAS FROM RED DEER, BUT HER NAME HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED.

A CHILD LURING INCIDENT IN RED DEER HAS RCMP ON THE HUNT FOR THE MAN RESPONSIBLE. POLICE SAY, ON JULY 3RD, A BOY WAS PLAYING IN HIS YARD IN THE ANDERS NEIGHBORHOOD OF RED DEER WHEN HE WAS APPROACHED BY A STRANGER.  THE MAN, DRIVING A WHITE SUV CROSSOVER, CLAIMED HE WAS A CAB DRIVER, AND OFFERED THE CHILD A DRIVE TO THE BEACH. THE FOUR-YEAR OLD WENT TO HIS MOTHER INSTEAD, AND MAN FLED THE AREA. THE SUSPECT IS IN HIS LATE TWENTIES TO EARLY THIRTIES WITH DARK SKIN AND DREAD LOCKS. RED DEER POLICE VERY CONCERNED AS THE SUSPECT ATTEMPTED TO LURE THE YOUNGSTER IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA, AND HE'S LIKELY BOLD ENOUGHT TO TRY AGAIN.

THE SOCCER WORLD CUP WINDS UP ON SUNDAY IN BRAZIL AND MCDONALD'S IN DRUMHELLER IS CELEBRATING THE LAST FEW DAYS OF THIS EXCITING EVENT. RONALD MCDONALD IS AT THE DRUMHELLER RESTAURANT TO CELEBRATE THE FIFA WORLD CUP. ALL THE FUN BEGINS AT 6:00 THIS EVENING WITH LOTS OF GAMES, TRIVIA, AND MUCH MORE. ALL SOCCER PLAYERS ARE WELCOME TO DROP BY, WEAR YOUR JERSEYS AND SHOW YOUR COLORS. THAT'S RONALD MCDONALD CELEBRATING THE FIFA WORLD CUP, STARTING AT 6:00 THIS EVENING AT MCDONALD'S IN DRUMHELLER. 

   

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9

 

A WOMAN WHO SUFFERED BURNS TO VIRTUALLY HER ENTIRE BODY WHEN SHE FELL INTO A LARGE FIRE PIT AT A PRIVATE CAMPGROUND IN CENTRAL ALBERTA HAS DIED.
THE 53-YEAR-OLD DIED SUNDAY (JULY 6) SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVAL AT HOSPITAL IN CALGARY FROM THE CAMPGROUND NEAR TORRINGTON. R-C-M-P SAY HER CLOTHES CAUGHT FIRE WHEN SHE APPARENTLY TRIPPED AND FELL INTO THE PIT EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. AN AUTOPSY HAS BEEN DONE AND THE DEATH IS NOT CONSIDERED SUSPICIOUS, ALTHOUGH POLICE ARE WAITING FOR THE RESULTS OF TOXICOLOGY TESTS. THE WOMAN WAS FROM RED DEER, BUT HER NAME HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED.

A CHILD LURING INCIDENT IN RED DEER HAS RCMP ON THE HUNT FOR THE MAN RESPONSIBLE. POLICE SAY, ON JULY 3RD, A BOY WAS PLAYING IN HIS YARD IN THE ANDERS NEIGHBORHOOD OF RED DEER WHEN HE WAS APPROACHED BY A STRANGER.  THE MAN, DRIVING A WHITE SUV CROSSOVER, CLAIMED HE WAS A CAB DRIVER, AND OFFERED THE CHILD A DRIVE TO THE BEACH. THE FOUR-YEAR OLD WENT TO HIS MOTHER INSTEAD, AND MAN FLED THE AREA. THE SUSPECT IS IN HIS LATE TWENTIES TO EARLY THIRTIES WITH DARK SKIN AND DREAD LOCKS. RED DEER POLICE VERY CONCERNED AS THE SUSPECT ATTEMPTED TO LURE THE YOUNGSTER IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA, AND HE'S LIKELY BOLD ENOUGHT TO TRY AGAIN.

THE SOCCER WORLD CUP WINDS UP ON SUNDAY IN BRAZIL AND MCDONALD'S IN DRUMHELLER IS CELEBRATING THE LAST FEW DAYS OF THIS EXCITING EVENT. RONALD MCDONALD IS AT THE DRUMHELLER RESTAURANT TO CELEBRATE THE FIFA WORLD CUP. ALL THE FUN BEGINS AT 6:00 THIS EVENING WITH LOTS OF GAMES, TRIVIA, AND MUCH MORE. ALL SOCCER PLAYERS ARE WELCOME TO DROP BY, WEAR YOUR JERSEYS AND SHOW YOUR COLORS. THAT'S RONALD MCDONALD CELEBRATING THE FIFA WORLD CUP, STARTING AT 6:00 THIS EVENIN AT MCDONALD'S IN DRUMHELLER.

 

A four-year-old boy has died after being found face down in a pond south of Olds on the weekend. The boy was taken to the Children's Hospital in Calgary where he died. THE CHILD and his family are from the United States and were visiting Alberta for a family reunion. Foul play is not suspected and the name of the child is not being released.

Calgary police say a man taken in for questioning in the case of a missing five-year-old boy and his grandparents is not the only person of interest in their investigation. But spokesman Kevin Brookwell isn't willing to discuss any of the other leads police are pursuing. Douglas Garland was taken into custody over the weekend for questioning in the disappearance of Nathan O'Brien and his grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes (LICK'-ness), who have been missing since June 29th. Court records show Garland, who is 54, has a criminal past and Calgary police confirm his sister is in a relationship with a member of the Liknes family. Calgary police have expanded their search for a missing boy and his grandparents to a dump northwest of the city. Spokeswoman Emma Poole says seven officers were going through the Spyhill Landfill looking for evidence TODAY (JULY 9).

STRATHMORE RCMP CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE A FATAL SINGLE VEHICLE ROLLOVER. THE INCIDENT HAPPENING AROUND 9:30 LAST NIGHT (JULY 8), ON HIGHWAY ONE AT RANGE ROAD 2-83 NEAR CHESTERMERE. POLICE SAY AN EAST BOUND MINI-VAN LOST CONTROL  AND ROLLED THROUGH THE MEDIAN TO THE WEST BOUND SHOULDER OF HIGHWAY ONE. INVESTIGATORS SAY THE VAN'S DRIVER DYING AT THE SCENE, WHILE A FEMALE PASSENGER WAS SENT TO HOSPITAL, WHERE SHE LATER DIED. THE CHESTERMERE RCMP ALSO ASSISTING. IT'S BELIEVED SPEED IS A FACTOR IN THE CRASH. NO NAMES ARE BEING RELEASED AT THE REQUEST OF THE FAMILY.

The Alberta government is getting rid of its Wildrose Country licence plates. Doug Griffiths, minister of Service Alberta, says the current licence plate is more than 30 years old and lack features such as reflective coating that would making driving safer. But Opposition Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith says she thinks the move is political because of the similarity between her party's name and the Wildrose Country slogan.
Albertans can vote for their choice of three new designs by going to the government's website.

TOURISTS IN THE TOWN OF DRUMHELLER HAVE A NEW WAY TO GET AROUND TO SEE ALL THE MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. THE "DINOSAUR VALLEY EXPRESS", A SAN-FRANCISCO TROLLEY TYPE VEHICLE IS NOW TRAVELING AROUND THE COMMUNITY. OWNER OF THE EXPRESS, KARL STOJAN SAYS THEY HAVE A SPECIFIC ROUTE AROUND TOWN WITH STOPS AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS. HE SAYS THE ROUTE BEGINS AT THE DRUMHELLER BRICK STORE PARKING LOT. STOJAN SAYS ONCE YOU PURCHASE YOUR FARE, YOU CAN USE THE TROLLEY ALL DAY. TO GET MORE INFORMATION GO TO THEIR WEBSITE AT DINOSAUR VALLEY EXPRESS DOT COM.

 



 


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