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Rockyford by-election March 14


The Village of Rockyford has set Monday, March 14 as the by-election date for village residents to return to the polling stations following the regular Wednesday, January 12 council meeting.
A by-election was called in mid-December 2021 after it was discovered an ineligible voter who is not a resident of the village cast a ballot in the October 2021 municipal election. Council-candidate April Geeraert challenged the results of the election in court following this discovery after losing in a tie-breaker to fellow candidate Kathleen Morin; residents will vote between Geeraert and Morin in the March by-election.
Council also had to choose alternative representatives to fill four different committee and board appointments due to the vacant seat on the five-person council.
“These (appointments) could change in October with the organizational meeting, with the exception of the (Assessment Review Board) because that one requires training,” Rockyford Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Elaine Macdonald tells the Mail.
Councillor Tyler Henke was appointed to the Marigold Library Board and Rockyford Library Board for a one-year term; Councillor Bill Goodfellow was appointed the alternative on the Rockyford Community Centre Board during the organizational meeting and will attend these meetings until after the by-election; and Deputy Mayor Leah Smith was appointed to the vacant position on the Joint Assessment Review Board.

Drumheller RCMP lay charges in residential break and enter

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On March 29, 2019, Drumheller RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter to a residence in which multiple firearms were stolen.
The investigation determined the break and enter occurred in the early hours of March 28, 2019 in the Newcastle area of Drumheller where three firearms, fuel cards, and Canadian currency were stolen.
None of the firearms have been recovered to date.
As a result of the 22-month investigation, Brian Douglas McHugh, 52, of Drumheller, has been charged with break and enter to a residence, and break and enter to steal firearms.
McHugh is in custody will appear in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, January 21.

Former Flood Mitigation project manager files suit

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The Drumheller Mail has learned former Flood Mitigation project manager Darwin Durnie has filed a statement of claim against the Town of Drumheller and a second defendant, 878947 Alberta Ltd, according to the Business Prospects report, which is a monthly publication announcing legal action and building permits in Southern Alberta.
The suit was filed on Tuesday, January 11 according to the report in the amount of $168,000.


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