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Rockyford defers security cameras until 2024 budget

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Security cameras for the Lions Campground washroom in the Village of Rockyford will wait until the 2024 budget for consideration following the regular Wednesday, October 11 council meeting.
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Lori Miller previously sought quotes for equipment to be installed on the washroom’s exterior to deter misconduct and vandalism in September following a rash of vandalism over the summer months, which were shared with council at the October 11 meeting.
“The motion council made about the cameras was to defer until 2024,” Ms. Miller shares.
She explains the Village’s budget “is getting tight” and it was felt it would be better to plan for the expense as part of the 2024 budget discussions and deliberations.
A preliminary budget is expected to be brought forward at an upcoming council meeting.

Drumheller RCMP investigate collision involving youth pedestrian

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Drumheller RCMP are investigating after a youth pedestrian was involved in a collision on Thursday, November 16.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on November 16, emergency services from Drumheller including the Fire Department, EMS, Municipal Enforcement, and RCMP responded to reports of a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian near the Drumheller Valley Secondary School located at 450 17 Street East.
On arrival, it was found that a 12 year old female student, from Drumheller, was struck by a pickup truck while attempting to cross 7 Ave East near Drumheller Valley Secondary School. The student was transported via ground ambulance to Drumheller Health Centre then airlifted by STARS Air Ambulance to Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary with serious injuries believed to be non life threatening.
The investigation revealed that alcohol, drugs, and speed were not factors in this collision. RCMP continue to investigate this matter.
If you have any information regarding this matter or other criminal activity, please contact Drumheller RCMP at 403.823.7590 or contact your local Police Service. 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.
Alberta RCMP have launched CAPTURE (Community Assisted Policing Through the Use of Recorded Evidence) throughout the Province and it is now being used including by Drumheller RCMP. CAPTURE is a voluntary surveillance camera registry program, which allows residents and businesses with surveillance to register the location of their cameras to assist RCMP with investigations and keep the community safe. Any contact information and video cameras submitted on the website would not be available to the public. Police do not have access to your live feed or view your cameras. All camera owners, residential and business owned, are encouraged to sign up. Please visit Home | Rural Alberta Emergency Crime Capture (

The Travelling Mabels bring Christmas to Delia Hall

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The Travelling Mabels have just the thing to get in the mood for Christmas.
The folk/country quartet has been a favourite for many with its blending of harmonies and musicianship. This Sunday, November 19, they will be performing at the Delia and District Community Hall, supporting their new Christmas album.
“It is such a nice hall,” said band member Eva Levesque.
She had her eye on performing in the community for quite some time, as she relocated to the area about three years ago.
“We went to visit the community hall to vote the first year we lived here, and I looked around the community hall and went, ‘Look at this beautiful hall. It has a stage, it’s huge, and it has a kitchen.’ I always wanted to put on a musical show there,” she said.
The band has been together for 15 years and came together in an impromptu jam.
“My daughter Sue was in the Gord Bamford band and was nominated for Bass Player of the Year,’” said Levesque. “We went to Winnipeg, Manitoba for the Canadian Music Association to support her. Lana (the other Mabel) was there. She and I and Sue got up on this free jam stage and sang together, it just clicked.”
The lineup has changed a bit over the years. Today Eva Levesque, Lana Floen, Therry Lawson and Keith Floen are busy making music. Over the years the band has produced four CDs and counting with its Christmas CD.
The new CD contains traditional Christmas standards, although Levesque says they may have a more unique arrangement. There are also some original songs. All members are skilled songwriters. The band has a very DIY ethos; making, booking and distributing their music.
“This will be our eighth Christmas gig this year,” said Levesque all over southern Alberta.
The concert is on Sunday, November 19, at the Delia and District Community Hall. Doors open at 1 p.m., and the show is at 2 p.m.
“It’s a matinee, which is kind of nice for seniors, so they don’t have to drive in the dark,” said Levesque.
Tickets are available at and in Delia at the Jolly Penny and the Highland Market.


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