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Last updateWed, 22 Mar 2017 7pm

Fire stops long haul garbage run

Tri Line Carriers Truck Fire

On the evening of Wednesday March 22, 2017 at approximately 6:40 pm, a Tri-Line Carriers GP Inc. truck was hauling garbage on Highway 9 East towards Drumheller when the driver noticed smoke billowing out of the Trailer.

A dozen Rockyford & District Fire/Rescue personnel arrived in three response vehicles and they quickly began attacking the fire with a pumper truck.

They used chainsaws, axes and thermal cameras to strategically attack the fire in the fully loaded trailer.

The road was closed for over a half an hour while they attacked the fire.

No injuries 

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Town supports residents affected by flood

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The Town of Drumheller is working with the province to extend support to affected residents of the Rosebud River and Hwy 10X area.

Director of Protective Services Greg Peters highlighted that the residents in need were in good hands and extended his support.

“Those affected have been supplied with my contact information and I encourage them to call me if they have questions or need further assistance at any time now or in the future,” said Peters.

The representatives met with provincial disaster relief caseworkers and an Emergency Management field officer to also assess the areas affected by the high river levels.

Residents were informed by the group of provincial workers of an outline of the recovery assistance process in addition to receiving support from the Town.

The team’s objective is to meet every identified resident who is in need of help.

“I spoke with our field officer this afternoon and he said the meetings were progressing well,” said Peters.

The Town will also submit an application for the recovery assistance on behalf of those affected.

Town staff will follow up with the case workers and field officers after their assessment is complete.

Police investigate vehicle theft near Carbon

RCMP new cruiser Sept 2014

The Drumheller RCMP are warning residents not to put themselves in harm’s way when crime strikes.

This comes after an investigation into the theft of a motor vehicle last night near Carbon.

On March 21 at 10 p.m., the Drumheller RCMP received a call of a stolen 2013  Ford F250 truck from a residence in Carbon.  The owner of the truck witnessed the theft and attempted to stop the suspect by using another vehicle. The suspect rammed the stolen truck into the vehicle the owner was driving and then fled.

The abandoned stolen truck was found in the ditch just outside the town of Carbon.  The suspect is believed to have been picked up by another vehicle and escaped the area.

    There were no reported injuries, and the investigation is continuing

The RCMP is cautioning people if they decide to intervene with a property crime such as this.  Criminals can be very unpredictable and can quickly escalate to violence putting the public at risk of harm.

    If anyone has information regarding this incident or any other crime please contact the Drumheller RCMP @ (403)-823-7590.  Anonymous tips can also be provided through Crimestoppers.