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Hanna RCMP respond to single vehicle fatality

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On Thursday, August 3 at 7:10 am, Hanna RCMP were called to a report of a single vehicle roll over on secondary Highway 586, North-East of Hanna.

Upon arrival, officers found a Ford F-150 had gone off the road and rolled, landing upside down in a creek. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, a 50-year-old man from the Little-Smoky area who was working in the Consort area was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe that the collision occurred hours earlier but was undiscovered until the morning. Next of Kin has been notified by RCMP and the name of the deceased will not be released.


Rockyford honours fallen firefighters with memorial clock

On Saturday, July 31, the Rockyford Fire Department paid tribute to their fallen firefighters with a $40,000 clock tower. In recent memory, two particular men were recognized for their duty; David (Dave) Mabbott and Richard (Rick) Zachariassen as their names are forever etched into the lower base of the tower. The project took approximately six months to build with a shared cost between the Rockyford Fire Association, Village of Rockyford, and individual volunteer firefighters.

On Saturday, July 31, the Rockyford Fire Department paid tribute to their fallen firefighters with a $40,000 clock tower.

In recent memory, two particular men were recognized for their duty; David (Dave) Mabbott and Richard (Rick) Zachariassen as their names are forever etched into the lower base of the tower.

The project took approximately six months to build with a shared cost between the Rockyford Fire Association, Village of Rockyford, and individual volunteer firefighters.

(Mailphoto by Terri Huxley)

Local woman captures video of hoodoo defacing

A man is caught on video defacing the protected hoodoo site east of Drumheller, Alberta, on August 3, 2017

A local woman has turned footage of a man etching words into the Hoodoos to the RCMP to investigate.

Paula Peake told the Mail she was at the Hoodoos at about 1 p.m. with her family Thursday, August 3, when she witnessed a man engraving letters on the site. She filmed the incident with her smartphone and followed the man and his party to their vehicles when they left.

“If nothing is done, it invites others to do the same,” Peake stated.

The man inscribed the word Metten into the site.

Peake said she reported the incident once she was home and had cell service.

She also posted the short video on social media where it was met with strong reactions.

The word metten was etched into the hoodoos on August 3, 2017

This is not the first time an incident like this has happened. In 2011, the Mail reported that a Calgary man received a $1,000 fine from Judge Grieve for etching the word Columbia in the hoodoo. He too was observed by a civilian who passed the information on to the police.

The Hoodoos are protected under the Alberta Historical Resources Act and a violation of the act can result in up to $50,000 in fines. 

The video can be seen below. 

 

 

Posted by Paula Peake on Thursday, August 3, 2017