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Shoppers Drug Mart shows support for Pregnancy Care Centre

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Shopper Drug Mart showed its support for the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre by making a cash donation as well as providing pregnancy tests for the centre. At the presentation are (l-r) pharmacists Prashant Rababia, and Dhrumil Patel, Lexi Ellis, Juli Pellerine, and Ed Obima of Shoppers Drug Mart and Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre satellite director Jenessa McAuley

Lehigh flood mitigation meeting sparks anger

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On Thursday, January 6, the Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office held a community engagement meeting with the residents of Lehigh regarding the neighborhood’s preliminary flood mitigation feasibility study.
This meeting was for residents of Lehigh only, and a public community engagement event will be announced in the near future.
During this meeting, Lehigh residents were provided with information and informed it is no longer safe to continue to reside in Lehigh. Previous studies conducted by former project engineers and the current flood team have come to the same conclusion that other flood mitigation options are not tenable.
At the Lehigh meeting, a death threat was made towards a member of the flood mitigation team.
In addition to being very concerning and troubling, this type of behaviour is entirely unacceptable. The RCMP was asked to review the matter.
All Town employees have the right to a safe and respectful work environment.
“We recognize this has been a very challenging time and the nature of the circumstances can be very emotional. We understand individuals may at times express themselves in a less than ideal manner, including using profanity, insults, and accusations. However, violent, abusive, or aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated,” said Drumheller Mayor Heather Colberg. “We will continue to ensure all residents are treated with fairness, integrity, and respect in our interactions with members of our community, and we would appreciate the same in return. The resident’s well-being is important to us and we’re working hard to find a resolution for everyone.”
Since this matter is under investigation, the Town will not provide any further comment regarding the incident.


The Drumheller Mail reached out to some Lehigh residents for comment regarding this meeting; the request was declined.

Two arrested in lease site copper thefts

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On Thursday, December 16, 2021, the Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit (SACRU) were investigating copper wire thefts from oil lease sites in the Three Hills and Hanna, Alta. area.
SACRU observed a male and female, both known to police, enter an oil lease site east of Three Hills around noon on December 16. When a covert police vehicle approached, both subjects fled back to their vehicle and left the lease site.
SACRU attended the lease site and confirmed copper wires had been cut and removed from the site, with some wire being left behind. The damage to the lease site was approximately $7,000.
At approximately 2:30 p.m., Three Hills RCMP attempted a traffic stop with the suspects who were travelling on Hwy 9 near Beiseker with the intention of arresting the two individuals. The female suspect who was driving pulled over, however when the officer approached, the suspect vehicle sped off.
On December 17, SACRU arrested Tyree Ewing, 23, of Three Hills, and Wanda Charlton, 51, of Hanna at a wire recycling business in the area of 43 Avenue S.E., and Hastings Crescent S.E., in Calgary, attempting to sell copper wire.
The investigation revealed Ewing was a recent contest winner at the business where the contestant's name would be entered in a draw for hockey tickets for bringing in 100 lbs of insulated wire.
Ewing and Charlton are jointly charged with theft not exceeding $5,000; flight from Police; trafficking property obtained by crime; mischief exceeding $5,000; possession of break-in tools.
Ewing is further charged with failing to comply with a release order; unlawfully possessing methamphetamine; and unlawfully possessing Fentanyl.
Both Ewing and Charlton were released from custody and are next scheduled to appear in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, February 18.
As these matters are now before the courts, no further details can be provided.


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