Discovery Kneehill County

Kneehill County held their Discovery Fair on Monday, August 12 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Trochu Community Centre. It was a well organized event featuring project and service information, interactive demonstrations, kid’s activities, door prizes and a free barbecue supper. The passport contest was very successful as those in attendance received a stamp as they visited each display booth. Completed passports were then entered for prize draws. County residents were also able to vote on their

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Rumsey Ride for STARS celebrates 30th anniversary

The Rumsey Agricultural Society’s 30th annual Ride for STARS this past Sunday, August 11, 2019 has earned them the distinction of being the longest running charity event for STARS and this annual ride is so very close to reaching the million dollar amount. In the past 29 years this event has raised $830,539 and with Sunday’s ride, the amount is expected to hit close to or over the $900,000 mark. There were 111 riders whose pledges alone totalled roughly $37,765. Adding to this total

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Senior’s Housing Meeting scheduled for late August

The Town of Trochu held their regular Council meeting August 12, 2019.

Administrator’s Report

Trochu CAO Carl Peterson is currently working on a draft of an Emergency Management Bylaw to conform to the latest legislation requirements, to be in effect prior to January 1, 2020. In regard to LED lighting, Carl noted to Council that it was recommended Trochu proceed with a higher wattage in the downtown area and Highway 585. The project is still a year away, with time this fall yet, to check

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RCMP Major Crimes Unit lay murder charges in Drumheller

Drumheller, Alta. – The RCMP Major Crimes Unit (MCU) South have laid first degree murder charges against two inmates at the Drumheller Institution following a serious assault which occurred on August 4, 2019.

At 7:34 p.m. on August 4, Drumheller RCMP responded to a complaint of a stabbing at the Drumheller Institution. The 42-year-old victim was taken to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

On August 5, RCMP MCU South attended the Institute along with Calgary RCMP Forensic

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