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Shandera makes first court appearance

    An agent for Nathan Shandera, a correctional supervisor charged with property offense, appeared on his behalf last Friday in provincial court in Drumheller.
     The case related to the alleged theft of money and video cameras from the Drumheller Institution. The latter ended up for sale on e-Bay. Shandera was charged with possession of stolen property, possession of proceeds of crime and theft under $5,000.
    The Crown Prosecutor asked to amend the wording of the first count of possession of
stolen property to reflect two video cameras, not exceeding $5,000.
    Shandera is scheduled to appear on December 16 to enter a plea.


Input sought for policing priorities

    The Drumheller and Area Policing Committee is looking for feedback from the community on policing priorities in the coming year and is hosting an open house this Thursday looking for input.
     The committee helps to set the agenda for policing priories in the area. They have scheduled an open house on November 24, at 7 p.m. at the Civic Centre.
    “This meeting will be a forum for citizens of Drumheller and area to ask questions of the Police Committee and the RCMP, to lend ideas for better policing or any other discussion as it pertains to policing here locally,” said Fred Makowecki, chair of the committee. “Our goal is to garner local input that will then be used to compile the yearly plan for policing in our community.”
    He said the open house is an opportunity for any resident to get involved in the actual process of priority planning.
    Residents can also take the time to go on line to http://www.dinosaurvalley.com/policing-committee-survey and complete a short  survey on what they feel should be the focus of law enforcement.
    Makowecki said this is a valuable tool for the policing committee that will be used along with other community input to prioritize policing in our community. Printed versions will be available at the open house and are also available at Town Hall.

Hussar Ice Society auction huge success

    The Hussar Ice Society held its annual auction on Friday, November 18. The fundraiser collected roughly $57,000. Items were donated by businesses and individuals in Hussar and the surrounding area.
    Proceeds go to the local arena, and the money helps the Ice Society run and maintain the building.
    “It’s a big portion of our operating budget for the year,” said Clay Armstrong from the Ice Society. “We don’t take any money from the municipality.”
    “It’s an annual fundraiser that we do to keep the doors open in our arena,” continued Armstrong. “It’s something we depend on every year.”
    The chrome plated shovel that is auctioned off every year returned again. The shovel adorns the winner’s business for a year and then returns to the auction. Bob Davidson was the winner for the shovel this year.
    Other items included a spot on the hockey jerseys, won by Foresight Vision, and the Hussar Credit Union bought centre ice.
    The auction was a success and attendees were treated to a great roast beef dinner.
    “We’d like to thank the donors and buyers,” said Armstrong. “The community and the kids who skate on the ice greatly appreciate it.”


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