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Man charged after hitting two pedestrians, house

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    A Delia man has been charged  for allegedly  intentionally hitting two others with a motor vehicle on New Year's Day.
    On January 1 at 12:30 p.m.,  Drumheller RCMP members attended to a collision at the intersections of 3rd Ave and 4th Street West in Drumheller, beside the Navy League Building. Badlands EMS and the Drumheller Fire Department also attended to the scene.
    The operator of a pick-up truck hit two pedestrians, a parked vehicle, and the residence situated at the SE corner of that intersection.
    One person who was hit was beneath the truck when emergency responders came upon the scene. The pedestrians who were hit, Judith Greer and Jason Cardinal were taken to the Drumheller Health Centre. Cardinal was then air lifted via STARS  to a  Calgary hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries. Judith Greer was treated and released.
    There were three people inside the residence and were uninjured.
    According to a police release, subsequent investigation has determined the incident occurred as a result of domestic violence.
    Apparently, the man operating the vehicle intentionally drove his truck into Jason Cardinal to cause injury.  In doing so, Judith Greer was also struck, as well as her car. 
    Gerald Greer of Delia faces two charges of criminal negligence causing injury, two charges of dangerous driving causing injury and one charge of breech of an undertaking.
    Gerald Greer was bound by an undertaking at the time of this occurrence. He was not to have contact with Judith Greer due to a previous incident.
    Gerald Greer was remanded into custody and will be appearing in court in Drumheller on Wednesday, January 6.

New St. Anthony’s School lessens environmental impact

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    When the new St. Anthony’s School on the Midland road is complete it will feature some of the greenest modular  childcare facilities in the province.
    The new school, slated to be completed by January 2011, will have eight modular classrooms that meet some of the highest environmental standards.
    St. Anthony’s principal Tim Gregorash is excited the construction is coming along. He says the  modular relocatable classrooms are designed into the plan to allow the school to grow, as well as right size when populations drop. The portables also take into consideration the environment.
     The modular childcare facilities are manufactured by Calgary based Modus Inc. and helps to support a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver rating. LEED is a third party certification program, and is an internationally accepted benchmark  for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
    Mr. Gregorash said this entails a number of considerations; from automated lighting systems to low flush toilets. Even window size and placement are factored into the design to stabilize temperatures.
    According to Janeen Norman of Modus Inc., the environmental aspects go beyond energy efficiency.
    “Recent studies show that children in green learning environments are healthier and more productive because of improved air quality, lower levels of chemical emissions and a generous provision of natural day lighting,” she said  in a press release. “The benefits of cleaner indoor air have been linked to lower asthma rates, fewer allergies and reduced absenteeism.”
    Mr. Gregorash says the most recent update on the construction is crews have completed the ground work and will start pouring cement, and the gymnasium walls are standing.
    “Once the cement is set they will start constructing the walls of the school,” he said. “They have prefabricated some of the walls so they can be put up fairly quickly. It seems to be pretty close to on schedule.”
    Recently the Albert Government announced the first new green modular child care facilities aimed at housing preschool children, and Modus has been awarded the contract  for 24 new modular facilities.
    “The Alberta Government  continues to be a leader in its commitment to green learning environments across the country,” said Randy Ludwar, CEO of Modus. “We are pleased that our legacy of providing children with the healthiest, safest and most sustainable learning environments in the market today extends to children of all ages.”

Truck collides with house, person trapped beneath vehicle

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Emergency services in Drumheller responded to a single vehicle accident on 3rd Aveune West shortly after 12:30 p.m. on January 1. It appears a truck lost control and crashed into a house on the south side of 3rd Avenue near the Navy League Building. A person was trapped under the vehicle and the Drumheller Fire Department freed the individual and Badlands EMS administered medical treatment.

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