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Last updateWed, 06 Dec 2023 10am

ATB searching for new banking provider in Morrin

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Alberta Treasury branch is looking for an operator to run a branch in Morrin.
This comes after ATB informed Starland County that it would not be renewing its contract with the municipality.
For years, ATB has offered its services in the community, and it was housed in the Starland County Municipal building.
“When we do the agency, a contract is put in place with a business that wants to run the agency, and it gets renewed every year, and what that looks like,” said Drumheller ATB branch manager Lychelle Horner. “Currently, we are looking for a new agent.”
Starland CAO Christopher Robblee wrote a letter to residents informing them of the change.
“Several months ago, administration was informed of ATB’s decision to discontinue their banking services within our community. Despite our earnest discussions and attempts to negotiate, Starland County has received formal notifications of service non-renewal,” states his letter.
Horner confirms that ATB is looking for another operator.
“Starland had taken the contract to run the agency out of their building, so based on the contract renewal, it was decided we were looking for a different agency, we are not renewing it with Starland right now,” she said.
While ATB is searching for a new agency, Starland is also looking to make sure banking service continues in the community.
“Our team is actively seeking alternative providers and will continue to do so with diligence and determination,’ states Robblee.
He also notes the current ATB contract concludes on March 13, 2024.
ATB Financial Drumheller has posted the opportunity on its social media.

Carbon Library receives grant for mural

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The Village of Carbon is looking forward to another possible mural thanks to a grant from Canada Post.

The Carbon Library secured a grant from the Canada Post Community Foundation. Jay-Lynn Boutin of the Carbon Library tells the Mail, they are planning on using it to create a mural on the east side entrance of the Carbon Community Centre where the library is located.

“We have been after that grant for years,” Boutin tells the Mail. “I am extremely happy. We applied every year.”

She says the proposed mural will complement another War Amps mural on the building, beautifying the town.

“I am really excited to add to the rest of the building,” she said.

The grant is for $5,000, and according to the letter from the foundation, the library aims to prominently showcase the principles of diversity, education, access, intellectual freedom, democracy, sustainability, gathering place and support.

The next step, according to Boutin, is to gather people’s ideas and vision and hopefully identify an artist to take on the project.

The Library has been very active in recent years and is enjoying a bit of a revival. Boutin says they are also in receipt of a grant from Mountain View Credit Union for programming. They are also actively fundraising in a number of areas.

“Everything helps!” said Boutin.

RAVE alert leads to arrest

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On Nov. 29, 2023, at approximately 3 p.m., Drumheller RCMP were alerted to a theft from Walmart, where the suspect stole items worth approximately $600. A RAVE alert was sent out which detailed the offence and a description of the suspect vehicle, which was being driven by the female suspect. A short time later, a RAVE subscriber located the suspect vehicle and contacted RCMP immediately. As a result, a 40-year-old Drumheller female resident was located, arrested and charged. Most of the stolen goods were recovered as well.

The successful conclusion of this investigation was a direct result of the RAVE alert. Drumheller RCMP is thanking all subscribers and encourages everyone to join!

What is RAVE? The RAVE Mobile Safety App is a mass notification system used to inform the public in cases where critical communications and public safety messages are vital. Users receive messages that are operational and educational, including:

1. BOLOs (be on the look out)

2. Crime prevention tips

3. Traffic safety tips

4. Police reports

Once a profile has been created, you will then be able to choose areas of the Province you would like to receive notifications from. Alternatively, you can choose to receive updates from across the entire Province. Notifications are sent via text, voicemail, or email, based on your set preferences. All user information is confidential.

How to sign up and start receiving notifications:

1) Download the AlbertaRCMP App. If you are an Android user, head to the Google Play Store. If you are an iPhone user, it can be found on the Apple App Store.

2) Click on the RAVE Mobile Safety tile and scroll down to sign up now.

3) Fill out the form and create your account.

4) Confirm your mobile phone number. You will then get a confirmation text message.

5) You now can determine what notifications you would like to receive. The default setting is all Alberta RCMP Notifications.

6) Unselect “All Alberta RCMP Notifications” and place a check mark beside your detachment area.

7) Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select save.

You can also sign up online by clicking on the following link: Log In - Smart911 (


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