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Last updateTue, 16 Jul 2019 4pm

Outreach School bottle drive supports victims of residential fires

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Students at the Golden Hills School Division Outreach School spearheaded a campaign to support three young families affected by recent residential fires.
    Led by student Mackenzie Lloyd, the students and staff held a community bottle drive and asked residents with bottles to donate, to bring them to the Outreach School. Lloyd said it was a true community effort as people from throughout the valley showed their support.
    She said the students talked about what it would be like as kids to lose so many of their cherished possessions in a fire. They aimed their focus to raise funds for five children whose lives were affected by the three fires, to replace some of these cherished items.
    The bottle drive was successful in raising enough to present each child with a $70 gift card to replace those childhood treasures lost in the fires.
    Outreach School head teacher Barb Carless said it was a learning experience for the students and demonstrated citizenship in action.

Missing Beiseker man deceased

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 A man missing from the Beiseker area has been located deceased.

 On Thursday morning, July 4, Beiseker RCMP sought the public’s assistance to locate Daniel Zacharias. He was last seen leaving his residence on foot on July 3, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m. There was a concern for his well-being.

RCMP alerted the media shortly after 5 p.m. July 4, that he was located deceased.

Police launch online crime map


An online map showing recent crimes in the Drumheller area is helping local RCMP keep the public up to date on police work in their community.
    The crime map, which is linked on the main page of The Drumheller Mail’s website, displays active files from the last two weeks and a rough location of where incidents took place. Cases of mischief, break and enter, theft, and missing persons are shown on the map, which uses ArcGIS technology.
    The technology, which has been adopted in other communities but just recently came online for Drumheller, helps law enforcement make better decisions, target resources, and create crime reduction and other strategies to

help in community policing, RCMP say.
    “It’s been a long haul,” says Corri Bitner, Drumheller detachment support staff, who worked over the last year on the map and welcomes increased transparency and line of communication with the public.
    “It will be good for the public to see what’s going on.”
    There are two parts of the crime mapping application: the internal map, which RCMP members use to add and view data, and the public map, which provides data approved by a registered RCMP administrator. Only certain types of crime are presented and plotted addresses are not exact but rather use a nearby road intersection. The map is locked down for the public and cannot be modified or changed.
The map is linked on in the ‘Crime Map’ tab.

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