Monday, January 14, 2019

Coaldale RCMP vehicle rammed by a stolen truck

RCMP Alberta update:

Throughout this day, thanks to overwhelming public tips from the earlier media release and information sharing from members of the Lethbridge Police Service, the identity of the suspect was learned. The white Dodge Ram 1500 truck was located abandoned this morning a short distance from the initial crime scene. A second truck, a black 1993 Chevrolet was reported stolen a short distance away from the abandoned white Dodge truck.

This afternoon at around 4:20 p.m. the stolen black 1993 Chevrolet truck was reported in the Tempest area east of Coaldale as a suspicious vehicle. Members from the Taber, Picture Butte and Coaldale RCMP Detachments along with a K-9 unit from the Lethbridge Police Service converged to the area. The driver and lone occupant, a 32 year old man from the Lethbridge area, was followed from the Tempest/Chin area to the east side of Stafford Lake. This is where he ditched the stolen truck and ran on foot across the sort of ice covered Stafford Lake to the west side. Once on the west side the suspect tried to enter a few vehicles before being lost in the residential area. A home owner alerted RCMP members out front of his residence stating his garage alarm was just activated. The man door was tried and noted barricaded from the inside.

RCMP members entered the garage using the garage door opener and searched the double car garage. The well hidden suspect was found trying to conceal himself above the garage door on a storage platform used to store light weight bulky items. The suspect was arrested without incident ending a long crime spree.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Words make the difference

Joyce Sasse -
Words, and how we use them, form the basis of our understanding. But what if we use inappropriate words?

A current example is apparent in how we speak about the moon. Many have called the side-of-the-moon that always faces away from the earth “the dark side”. But now a Chinese lunar spaceship has landed there and is sending brightly lit moonscape pictures back to earth. Might we now more aptly speak about “the-other-side-of-the-moon’? Does that change of wording make a difference to your understanding about the properties of the moon?

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Team seek public's assistance to locate wanted woman

Wanted: Sarah Jane Doumont

RCMP Alberta - The Southern Alberta Crime Reduction team is seeking the public's assistance to locate a wanted woman.  Sarah Jane Doumont (32) of Calgary, is wanted on 43 outstanding warrants out of Airdrie, Strathmore, Didsbury, Olds, Nanton, and Sundre RCMP detachment areas.

Shell in discussions to sell Foothills sour gas assets, including Waterton Complex

Shell Waterton (PC Voice file photo)
Shell Canada - Shell Canada is in exploratory discussions to sell its Foothills sour gas assets in central and southern Alberta, including the Waterton Complex and its gas fields. If there are no qualified buyers, Shell will continue to operate the site. There are no plans for closure.

“We have been proud to call these communities home for many, many years. The folks around here have taught us much about what it means to be a good neighbour,” said Rej Tetrault, General Manager, Foothills and Groundbirch, Shell Canada. “And, while this wasn’t an easy decision, I’m proud of the business we’ve built here and I expect potential buyers will also see the value we’ve created. In the meantime, we will continue to focus on safe operations.”

Monday, January 7, 2019

Fox Theatre show times


Fox Theatre hotline 403-627-3444

Showing January 11 - 17:

2D only, Rated General
6:45 & 8:45 nightly
Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00

in 2/3D, Rated PG Violence
7:00 & 9:00 nightly
Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00
Please note: 2D performance on Wednesday and all matinees.

For further information or special booking for meetings, seminars and parties please text or call Edith at 403-827-0084
We accept debit cards.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Tribute to volunteer church organists

Joyce Sasse -
Volunteer church organists are the unsung heroes of Sunday worship – expected to perform suitably whether there are 5 or 50 in the congregation. Expected to be there regardless the weather or whatever their family schedule might include. Expected to make meaningful sound – often with instruments handed down from generations.

They do their best to cope with hymns selected by clergy that are unfamiliar to the congregation.

They treasure their broken and tattered hymn books that don’t threaten to close halfway through verse 2. 

They slowly make necessary adjustments when sporting new bifocals and as fingers stiffen.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Fatal apartment fire in Coaldale

RCMP Alberta - On January 4, 2018 at approximately 1:00 a.m. Coaldale RCMP members responded to a 911 complaint of a female in distress at a three storey apartment on 19th street and 23rd avenue in Coaldale. The nature of the 911 distress was not known at that time. Entry to a third floor apartment was attempted but a wall of thick smoke prevented immediate access. This was the first indication the apartment was engulfed with fire.

The Coaldale Fire Department was dispatched and made entry rescuing an elderly female occupant. Despite efforts the woman died from what is believed to be smoke inhalation related causes. The Calgary Medical Examiners Office has been notified. Coaldale RCMP and Coaldale Fire Department personnel will work together along with the Medical Examiners Office to determine the cause of the death and fire.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Crowsnest Pass RCMP and surrounding detachments deal with high winds and collisions

RCMP Alberta - Crowsnest Pass and surrounding detachment areas are advising motorists that travel on Highway 22 and Highway 3 is not recommended for any large light vehicles or empty semi-tractor trailers due to extremely high winds. Police have responded to several collisions on Highway 22 as winds have reached 100+ km/h in some areas and are forecasted to continue throughout the day.

Wind warning in southwest Alberta

Government of Alberta - A wind and heavy snow warning is in place for southwest Alberta which is experiencing gusts of up to 160 kilometres per hour. In addition, 10 to 20 centimetres of snow is expected in the mountain parks.

Commercial vehicles are having difficulty traveling along highways 22 and 3. RCMP have set up checkpoints at the intersection of highways 22 and 3 near Lundbreck and the intersection of Highways 2 and 533 near Nanton to advise larger, light commercial and recreation vehicles not to travel in the area.

All drivers should proceed with caution and should be prepared to stop if conditions become difficult. Motorists are strongly advised to carry an emergency road kit.

Strong winds are expected for the remainder of today and Friday.

Wind has the potential to create visibility issues.

Know before you go – check 511 Alberta for the latest real-time road conditions.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Fort Macleod RCMP investigating multiple thefts

STOLEN 1998 black Dodge Ram with a flat deck

RCMP Alberta -
Between December 24 and December 27, 2018 multiple businesses in Fort Macleod were victim of break-and-enters and thefts. A business located on Hwy 785 near Hwy 2, had a red 1996 dually Ford service truck stolen on Christmas eve night. It had a red toolbox on the rear of the truck which makes it readily identifiable. Within the town limits, 3 businesses in the industrial area on 12 Street had multiple vehicles which were entered and damaged in an attempt to steal them. A second vehicle was successfully stolen from a business in the 500 block of 12 Street. It is also identifiable as it is a 1998 black Dodge Ram with a flat deck. In addition to the vehicles, batteries and tools were also stolen from the locations in town.

These thefts may have occurred over the same time period, and are believed to be the work of the same individual(s).

Anyone with information about this or any other crime can contact the Fort Macleod RCMP at 403-553-7200. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet at, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers] for instructions on how). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

RFP for Director of Regional Emergency Management


Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Director of Regional Emergency Management (RDEM) Service

The Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (REMO) is seeking proposals from interested parties or individual(s) to provide DEM services for 2019. The position would be a 12 month contract position to act as the Regional DEM and during the contract period there will be an expectation for the successful individual to provide recommendations to the REMO to develop training for Municipal Staff from the Partner Municipalities as well plan and activate at least one practical exercise during the contract.

AUC notice: Application for Cowley Ridge Green Power Project


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