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UCP candidates door knocking in valley today

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United Conservative Party candidate Rick Strankman (Drumheller-Stettler), supporter and former MP Art Hanger, and UCP candidate Grant Hunter (Taber-Warner) are in Drumheller today for door-to-door campaigning for their election into the conservative party. Strankman is an incumbent running for re-election on a platform to reduce taxes, combat rural crime, and reduce debt to better support services such as hospitals and schools. 

 


Man sentenced for impersonation at financial institutions

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Last spring a man attempted to withdraw money from other people’s accounts in financial institutions throughout Central Alberta. Last Friday, June 15, he was sentenced to a 12-month conditional sentence order.
    Andrew Nick appeared in provincial court in Drumheller. He was facing a long list of charges including fraud over $5,000, uttering forged documents, obtained by false pretense and possessing another person’s identity. He pleaded guilty to three counts of fraudulently impersonating another person.
    On June 2 of 2017, Nick went to three TD Canada Trust branches in Three Hills, Stettler and Hanna. Using another person’s name, he attempted to withdraw funds. In each case the staff at the financial institutions became suspicious and he was ultimately unsuccessful.
    On June 28, 2017, He attended a financial institution in Claresholm and made a similar attempt using a different identity. This too was unsuccessful. He was identified through security video surveillance.
    Defense for Nick said these incidents happened at a time when his client was battling addiction. Shortly after the Claresholm incident, the former air traffic controller checked himself into a treatment center.
    Mr. Nick obtained employment in Victoria and moved from Alberta. It was when he was obtaining a criminal background check for his employment that he learned he had warrants. He was arrested and served 14 days in custody prior to this court appearance.
    The Crown and defense jointly recommended a conditional sentence order for 12 months, followed by 24 months of probation. During this time he is to abide by a curfew and perform 100 hours of community service.
    Judge Grieve agreed with the joint submission.

Student chefs compete for O’Shea’s scholarship

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Student chefs were cooking up a storm and in the near future, Sammy Tyson’s signature dish will be on the O’Shea’s menu.
    This is the second time that O’Shea’s has held the scholarship competition. This is where student chefs cook up a recipe with a chance for it to become a regular menu item at the Drumheller restaurant and pub.
    This year 20 students entered and there were six finalists. Heather Jones, part of the management team at Canalta explains this was the second time they have held the competition, and this year they were more specific, asking for a salad or a pasta dish.
    The finalists’ dishes were served at the restaurant during the month of April, and the winner was selected based on sales and customer feedback.
    Grade 12 student  Sammy Tyson won the $500 scholarship. His dish was a Fettuccine Alfredo with bacon and mushrooms. When asked what separated his dish, he said he added a few twists, including a squeeze of lime juice, a secret from his grandmother. Seungju Lee placed second and earned $250.
    Jones said Tyson’s fettuccine dish will be served at O’Shea’s when the restaurant introduces its new menu.


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