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Stolen vehicle suspect arrested

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On Thursday, October 11th, 2018, Drumheller RCMP responded to a rural property near Horseshoe Canyon to investigate a suspicious vehicle.
On arrival, police located a stolen truck with a male passed out in the driver seat. The complainant told police that there were two other males who exited the vehicle and their whereabouts was unknown.
RCMP Police Dog Services and the Emergency Response Team were training in the area and were able to attend in an effort to locate the suspects.
No one else was located at the time but two possible suspects were identified.
A few hours later on Thursday, October 11th, 2018, Drumheller RCMP attempted to effect an arrest on a second male in connection with the incident. The male resisted arrest and fled in a stolen vehicle with a female suspect driving.
Charged with possession of stolen property is Brent Steven Twilley, 28, of Drumheller.
Arrest warrants are pending for the male and female associates who fled from police.

Stingray Music signs agreement to purchase NewCap

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It looks as though Drumheller’s local country music radio station will soon have new ownership.

In May of this year Newfoundland Capital Corporation (NCC), the owner of NewCap Radio signed an agreement with Stingray Digital Group, under which Stingray will acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of the company. This is valued at about $506 million, including the assumption of its net debt of about $112 million.

  NewCap owns  910 CFCW in Drumheller.

“Today marks the start of an exciting chapter for NCC,” said Rob Steele, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of NCC. “By joining forces with Stingray, we are of the view that the synergies will allow our business to move towards even greater success. Together, we have begun to build a solid foundation for Canada’s next great media group. We expect our combined company will stand out in today’s fiercely competitive market for its world-class talent and complementary service offering. On behalf of NCC’s management and Board of Directors, I am thrilled NCC is joining the Stingray family.”

Stingray is an independent Canadian company that offers multiplatform audio services. According to a news release from Stingray, this transaction marks the company’s entry into the broadcast radio market.  Newcap operates 72 local radio stations and 29 repeating stations in seven provinces. It employs about 800.

“It represents a considerable milestone for Stingray — positioning us as Canada’s largest public independent media company — and a valuable opportunity for our stakeholders,” said Eric Boyko, President, Co-founder, and CEO of Stingray. “We have found in NCC an established and trusted partner with a proven track record of delivering results in niche markets across the country. I am excited to expand Stingray’s operations into radio broadcasting and bring on board some of Canada’s most popular on-air talent and an experienced sales force, which will help us grow our revenue streams. I look forward to welcoming the NCC team to the Stingray family and collaborating with the current management in place.”

On June 27, shareholders of NCC approved of the arrangement.

According to a press release, the transaction remains subject to final court approvals as well as approval from the CRTC.

The transaction is expected to occur by the end of this year.

Local Salvation Army celebrates centennial in new facility

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The Salvation Army celebrated its centennial in Drumheller on Saturday afternoon, October 13, and the grand opening of its new facility.
There was music, food and fellowship as members of the church and community came out to mark the occasion. Also present were officers from throughout Alberta and The Salvation Army Band.
The Salvation Army in Drumheller now has all of its operations under one roof at 90 South Railway Avenue. This includes its social services, food bank, thrift store, and church. Captain Ben Lippers says he is most excited by the new building because it allows them to more effectively serve the community.IMG 5692

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Will you go on vacation sometime this winter?