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Fatal collision near Hussar on Friday

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The Bassano RCMP were dispatched to a two vehicle fatal motor vehicle collision on Range Road 194 and Township Road 231A near Hussar, Alta on Friday, May 3 around 11:30 p.m.

    A truck with four occupants was travelling southbound on Range Road 194 when it was rear-ended by another vehicle. As a result of the collision the vehicle rolled and the lone male driver (34) was pronounced deceased at the scene.

    The four occupants of the truck did not sustain any injuries.

    The Bassano RCMP and RCMP Collision Analyst attended the scene. The cause of the collision is still under investigation and further information is not available.

    The name of the deceased will not be released.

Rotary White Elephant Sale coming May 11

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    It’s that time of year again, where the Drumheller Rotary Club gives residents a chance to get rid of those items people no longer want or need, and turns them into funds to help the community.
    The Rotary Club’s Annual White Elephant Sale is coming up on Saturday, May 11 at the Drumheller Memorial Arena. The annual event is a great opportunity for residents to clear out the nooks and crannies of their garages and basements. It is also a great opportunity for bargain hunters, and it is all for a good cause.
    “The funds go to youth, senior and community projects,” said Doug Stanford of the Drumheller Rotary Club.
    Stanford says they will begin collecting on Monday, May 6. Residents wishing to donate can drop off their items at the Arena from noon until 8 p.m.
    Volunteers for the Rotary Club will also pick up items if you are not able to bring them.
    “It’s a lot of work but it’s good for the community,” said Stanford. “People love it, and there is a benefit to it.”
    For those dropping off, Stanford notes they are not able to accept some items such as mattresses or hide-a-beds, cribs, infant car seats, Older style televisions, computers, and organs.
    The sale goes on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, or to arrange a pick-up contact Bob at 403-823-4407 or Tania at 403-820-2661.

Kurek enters nomination race to succeed Sorenson in Battle River-Crowfoot

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    It has been less than a month since Battle River Crowfoot MP Kevin Sorenson announced he would not be running in the next federal election, already the race to succeed him has begun.
    Camrose resident and Sorenson staffer Damien Kurek announced last week he is entering the nomination race to be the Conservative Party of Canada’s candidate in the constituency of Battle River-Crowfoot for the 2019 federal election.  
    “Battle River - Crowfoot has been well represented over the past two decades by the Hon. Kevin Sorenson.  It has been a privilege to work for Kevin in Ottawa, while he was Minister of State (Finance), and in the constituency as one of his assistants,” said Kurek,  “I was equally proud to have, in the wake of Kevin’s announcement, hundreds of folks from all across Battle River - Crowfoot ask me to consider running. After careful thought, prayer, and with support from my family, we have decided it is the right time.”
    Kurek grew up in Consort, where he continues to help run the 5th generation family farm. He has held various leadership roles with not-for-profits and has strong community and church involvement.  In fact, his first involvement in politics began with the Board of the Battle River-Crowfoot Conservative Riding Association at the early age of 15 years.  
    Kurek has taken leave from his current job with Member of Parliament Kevin Sorenson as he seeks the CPC nomination in Battle River-Crowfoot. Over the next few months, he plans on travelling all over the constituency, discussing the issues, selling memberships and promoting common sense and grassroots conservatism.

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