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Man arrested by Three Hills RCMP in stolen truck with loaded rifle

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A man, wanted on outstanding warrants, was arrested by Three Hills RCMP in possession of a stolen vehicle with a loaded firearm.
On Sunday, April 4 at approximately 10:20 A.M. Three Hills RCMP were alerted to a truck parked on Range Road 225 near Trochu.
Police located the truck and determined it had been stolen from Red Deer, Alberta. The license plate attached was associated with a different vehicle, also reported stolen.
Three Hills RCMP approached the vehicle and the driver was arrested without incident.
Incidental to arrest, police searched the vehicle and located a loaded rifle on the backseat. Police also located an amount of suspected crystal methamphetamine, open liquor, drug paraphernalia, and a bag containing 33 knives.
At the time of his arrest, the driver was wanted on outstanding warrants from Stettler RCMP and Three Hills RCMP. In addition, he was bound by numerous conditions of Form 11 Release Orders.
Robert Foster, 40, of Big Valley has been charged with:
•Two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
•Unauthorized possession of a firearm
•Firearm in a motor vehicle
•Unsafe storage of a firearm
•Possession of a controlled substance
•Nine counts of failure to comply with condition of a release order
•Have uninsured motor vehicle on highway
•Display unauthorized license plate
•Transport liquor in an open container
•Transport liquor within easy access of occupant

Foster was remanded into custody following a Judicial Interim Release Hearing and is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, April 9.
If you have any information regarding the investigation, please contact the Three Hills RCMP at 403-443-5539. 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.

Rosedale to receive community mailboxes

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The Rosedale Post Office situation has moved fast over the last couple of weeks, and now it appears the community will be getting community mailboxes in the near future.
The Rosedale Post office closed down in September of last year, and residents have been using the Drumheller Post Office for their day-to-day service. There was an announcement early on they would be getting community mailboxes.
In early March, residents were told by workers at the Drumheller Post Ofiice they would not be getting community mailboxes, and their mail service would continue at the Drumheller Post Office with new mail addresses.
The community launched a petition with 167 signatures, and the Town of Drumheller continued talks with Canada Post to rectify the situation. On March 23, the Town of Drumheller passed on the news that community mailboxes would now be installed.
“Moving ahead, there will be community mailboxes for the area that was previously served by the Rosedale Post Office,” said Drumheller CAO Darryl Drohomerski. “The town is also working with Canada Post to get community mailboxes for Nacmine.”
Drohomerski tells the Mail one of the issues was the possibility of duplicate addresses, however, they have found a solution.
“Canada Post has found a way around the duplicate addresses, of which the town has identified four addresses in the Rosedale area and two of the addresses will be changed,” he said.
So far, sites for the mailboxes have not been selected. There were about 180 customers served by the former Rosedale Post Office.

Chamber welcomes new board members, Tyra named

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The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce welcomed two new board members at the Annual General Meeting held virtually on Tuesday, March 23.
Newly elected to the board for three-year terms are Lisa Magee of ProPlan Financial Group/The Co-operators and Brandi Schneider of Drumheller Registries. Joanne Contenti of Scotiabank and Bob Sheddy of The Drumheller Mail were also re-elected to the board for three-year terms.
The chamber said farewell and thanked board member Roger Stevenson (ProPlan Financial Group/The Co-operators) for his three years of service and commitment to the organization.
It has been a difficult year for everyone, including the Chamber of Commerce, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. This did not make it a quiet year as the chamber was busy supporting local businesses as they dealt with the challenges.
“Your Chamber of Commerce has been incredibly active in 2020 in reaching out to members and nonmembers alike to try to provide information and support with respect to the pandemic. Technology has given us the ability to reach out without face-to-face interaction, and although it is convenient and safe from a disease perspective, it is not the same as personal interaction,” said President Jeff Hall in his annual report. “Heather (Bitz) and the staff have done a great job of adapting to changes on the fly in our own business, and Marley (Henneigh) has been there all along trying to convey information and guidance to all area businesses. Thank you so much to everyone for their efforts.”
Some of these efforts included creating a COVID-19 information and resources page on its website that housed information coming from all levels of government (news, financial aid, relaunch resources, etc.). The chamber also created a “Status of Local Business” page on its website that provides up-to-date information regarding if businesses were open, closed, or doing curbside/pick-up/delivery.
The World’s Largest Dinosaur was not as busy with the restrictions in place during the pandemic, however, they were able to celebrate its 20th-anniversary last fall, and also give her a fresh coat of paint and minor repairs last June.
“We were very fortunate and thankful to have received a $200,000 grant from the Canadian Experiences Fund through Western Economic Diversification Canada to cover 2/3 of the cost of the project. The remaining cost was covered through our World’s Largest Dinosaur Capital Repair Fund,” said Tourism Services manager Debbie Schinnour in her report.
After 20 years, the World Largest Dinosaur has a name. After 568 online votes were cast, the winning name was Tyra.
Following the AGM, the Board of Directors will meet to internally elect the executive committee for the coming year.


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