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Lost dog returned after six days

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 It was a Valentine’s Day miracle for one Drumheller family after its pet dog spent almost a week on the lam.

The community poured its heart out and kept its eyes peeled for little Gia, a Maltese belonging to the Carey family. She went missing last Saturday, February 9. On Friday morning, February 14, she was spotted near the community of Greentree. The family was called, and now Gia is safe at home.

           “I can’t get over how wonderful the town has been. The support and everybody looking,” said Bob Carey, who was very thankful to get Gia back.

 This comes after a harrowing week. The family used social media to get the word out about their lost pet. On Monday, there was a sighting, however, the frightened animal evaded its rescue.

The search kept up, the family even enlisted the help of a canine rescue company from Calgary to help find the animal, and also posted a reward.  Carey said on Friday morning, he was notified Gia was spotted. This time passersby took the care to not frighten or try to capture Gia, and Bob was able to coax her out from under a car with some treats.

            Carey said they took her to the veterinarian right away, and she is in good health. 

“She has a little bit of a fever and she lost about a pound and half,” he said. “So we have some meds for her to take over the next week and some meds to get her fever down. We are feeding her a little bit at a time, she’s obviously hungry and thirsty, but I can’t believe how she survived.”

 He is very grateful for the support of the community.

“There is a sign at DVSS that says, ‘it takes a community to raise a child.’ It took a community to find a Gia.” 

Drumheller RCMP seeking assistance to identifying armed robbery suspects

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The Drumheller RCMP is asking for the public's assistance to identify two suspects sought in relation to an armed robbery at the Morrin Hotel on Thursday evening.

On February. 13, at 7 p.m., two masked gunmen entered the Morrin Hotel Bar located in Morrin, Alta., and robbed the two employees. Both suspects were masked and armed with firearms. The suspects left with a small amount of cash and the suspect vehicle was abandoned outside of Morrin, and set on fire. The suspects fled the area in another unknown vehicle.

The employees were not physically injured during this incident.


The Drumheller RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects involved in this incident. If you see these individuals, do not approach, as these suspects are considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information, please contact Drumheller RCMP at 403-823-7590 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Butane truck rolls near Hanna

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On February 14  at abour 9:45 a.m. a butane tanker that was southbound on Hwy 36 at Hwy 561 entered the ditch and rolled over.  RCMP, Fire and EMS attended the scene. There were no injuries and nothing leaking from the tanker.
 It is believed icy road conditions were a factor in the collision.
 There are no charges.
 The RCMP is asking the public to use extra caution in this area as recovery crews will be working to remove the tractor trailer from the ditch.

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