Friday, October 26, 2018

Ribbon cutting ceremony held at new Crestview Lodge

Crestview residents Marie Smyth and John Sinnott cut ceremonial ribbon as dignitaries look on (C. Davis photos)
Chris Davis - The new 50 room Crestview Lodge seniors facility in Pincher Creek was the scene of a ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon, October 24, 2018.  Pincher Creek Foundation provides the administration and direction for Crestview Lodge, which continues to provide supportive independent housing and lifestyle for seniors at the same well-situated location in the town of Pincher Creek.  The original lodge was built at roughly the same location in 1961.   Under the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement the governments of Canada and Alberta provided a combined investment of $10.2 million to the project.  Facilities like Crestview allow seniors to remain near their families and communities.

 "In spite of long odds at times, our community came together to bring this essential project to fruition" -  Pincher Foundation Chair Lorne Jackson

Alberta RCMP honour fallen officer with regimental headstone

RCMP Alberta -
The Edmonton RCMP Veterans Association has raised funds and will parade alongside serving members of the Alberta RCMP to honour Corporal Maxwell George Bailey (Reg. No 4968) with a regimental headstone.

On April 23, 1913, Corporal Bailey and three constables from his detachment were dispatched to a farm near Grassy Lake, Alberta to investigate a report of a man shooting at his neighbour. As the RCMP team approached the house, the suspect, Oscar Fonberg, began shooting. Corporal Bailey was killed instantly and both Constable Stad and Constable Whitley were wounded. Constable Tetley shielded the wounded constables and then called for additional help.

Fatal collision on Highway 3 near Fort Macleod

RCMP Alberta - At approximately 6:45 am October 25 the Fort Macleod RCMP were called to a two vehicle collision on Highway 3 just west of Secondary Highway 810. A four door sedan automobile was driving eastbound on Highway 3 and entered the oncoming westbound lane and collided with a pick up truck. The eastbound automobile rolled into the ditch along the north side of the highway. A 44 year old male driver of the automobile was transported to the Fort Macleod hospital where he was pronounced deceased. A 38 year old male driver of the pickup did not require medical assistance.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Enjoy meaningful conversations

Joyce Sasse - A friend and I have very different points of view when it comes to both religion and politics. But I respect his thoughts, appreciate his friendship and enjoy our meaningful conversations.

My parents would have told me when you disagree with someone you avoid conflict by staying on safe ground – talk about “the weather”!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Cord Delinte named CIS Canada West Defensive Player of the Week

Wayne Alexander - Former Pincher Creek Mustang Cord Delinte was named as the CIS Canada West Defensive Player of the Week. He had a monster game last Friday in Regina for the Rams against the University of Alberta Golden Bears in a 32-17 win. He had 2 interceptions that lead to 10 Ram points as well as knocking down 2 late in the game on a 3rd down Bears gamble from the 5 yard line to seal the game for the Rams. He also contributed 3 tackles.

We have had few local athletes who have had this success at the University level.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

RCMP Major Crimes Unit continues to investigate the murder of Victoria Crow Shoe

Victoria Joanne Crow Shoe

RCMP Alberta - The RCMP are still seeking public information in the homicide of Victoria (Vickie) Joanne Crow Shoe. This past September 13 marks the three year anniversary of the discovery of Vickie’s body on the shores of the Oldman River Reservoir.

Vickie Crow Shoe was last seen on Monday, August 31, 2015. While her body was discovered on September 13, 2015, RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigators have determined that she was likely put into the Reservoir shortly after August 31, 2015.

Kernmantle rope used to bind Vickie Crow Shoe

The RCMP are now releasing information related to this investigation as follows: Investigators believe that Vickie Crow Shoe’s body was bound by a rope before she was put in the water. The rope is of kernmantle construction and is white with two black tracers in the sheath weave. A photo of the rope is attached in the hopes that someone in the public remembers seeing this rope prior to her death.

Alberta RCMP hosts Cannabis State of Readiness Event at “K” Division Headquarters

RCMP Alberta - On Friday, October 12, 2018, the Alberta RCMP and Traffic Services discussed the impact of cannabis on police service delivery and provided an interactive drug-impaired driving Checkstop demonstration.

In preparation for the legalization of cannabis, the RCMP has increased its capacity in the areas of prevention and engagement, intelligence, security screening, and training. The Alberta RCMP is on track to reach its target goal to train one third of members in Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) by 2020.

“While the laws surrounding cannabis in Canada are evolving, little has changed for the RCMP when it comes to how to test for drug-impaired driving,” Chief Superintendent Brad Mueller, Deputy CROPS Officer, Core Services.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Cardston RCMP charge three women with drug and weapon offences

RCMP Alberta
- On October 6, 2018, Cardston RCMP conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 5 near Cardston. During the traffic stop a sawed off shotgun, replica hand gun, stolen property, drug paraphernalia and drugs were seized, all three females in the vehicle were arrested.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Suspected Carfentanil seized in Lethbridge arrest

ALERT - Three people have been arrested in Lethbridge following a short-term investigation by ALERT. Various drugs were seized, including suspected carfentanil.

On September 27, 2018, ALERT Lethbridge’s organized crime and gang team searched a home in West Lethbridge with the help of Lethbridge Police Service. The search came following reports of suspected drug trafficking activity taking place at the home.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Southern Alberta RCMP respond to severe driving conditions in the past 24 hours

RCMP Southern Alberta, October 3, 2018 - Despite several warnings in conjunction with Alberta 511 reports, travelers ventured onto southern Alberta highways.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Alberta RCMP do not recommend travel on southern Alberta highways tonight

RCMP Alberta (October 2, 2018) – Snowstorms in southern Alberta have created extreme driving conditions on both Highways 1 and 2. Travel is not recommended

  • Highway 1 is closed in both directions near Lac Des Arc, Alberta.
  • Highway 2 is closed in both directions between Bowden and Crossfield, Alberta. Vehicles are being detoured onto Highway 2A. This closure is expected to remain in place overnight.
Please check 511 Alberta for updates on these and all other highway conditions and restrictions.

Fort Macleod RCMP investigate B&E and Theft of 2016 Polaris ATV

Fort Macleod RCMP
- Between 4:30 AM and 5:30 AM on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 two suspects stole a green 2016 Polaris ATV from Buffalo Pawn located on 12 St. in Fort Macleod. Suspects gained entry to their compound by cutting a fence. They then were able to start and drive away on the ATV. During the time the ATV was stolen, a light coloured SUV, possibly a newer Ford Edge or Escape, was seen driving by the location several times. Its involvement with the theft is unknown at this point, but police would like to speak with the driver as they may have witnessed something in the area which may be of assistance to the investigation.

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