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$12,000 package of contraband seized at Drumheller Institution

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A package found at the Drumheller Institution contained over $12,000 worth of contraband and unauthorized items.

The package was found around 9:20 a.m. on August 10 on the perimeter of the minimum security unit and included bottles of steroids, steroid capsules, pouches of tobacco, cigarettes, rolling papers, and t-shirts.

Correctional Services of Canada says they are heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering their institutions.


Composting 101 with town CAO

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Town CAO Darryl Drohomerski, who is also a Master Composter with the Compost Council of Canada, ran an introductory composting workshop at the Valley Growers’ Learning Garden in Bankview on Wednesday, August 15. The workshop saw the members of the community garden and the public learn how to start composting and learn some of the science behind the practice.

2018 Rumsey Ride tops $47K

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The annual Rumsey Ride For STARS has topped $47,000, raising its 29-year total to well over $800,000 for STARS Air Ambulance.
The ride has enjoyed three decades of success, and the sun shined (and the wind blew) again on this year as 152 riders took to the trails around the Bar TL Ranch on Sunday, August 12. Long time rider and volunteer Ernie Goddard praised the work of the volunteers.
“It takes people to do what we have done for 29 years,” said Goddard.
Truly riders of all ages took to the trails; the oldest being Marvin Donaghy at 89 years old. He was presented a special gift in memory of longtime organizer Jacqui Goddard. Also awarded was the youngest rider, 3-year old Easton Comte. He was also one of the top junior fundraisers.
While they are still working on the final total for the event, through pledges alone the riders raised $40,500. The top fundraiser was Lynn Tanner who raised $9,225. The top raising junior rider was Rylee Jones who brought in $3,154.


Also contributing to the total were the Poker run, Gooch’s Gang’s lunch, the Rumsey Firefighters Breakfast, the Country Cookers Dinner, and the silent auction.
The Rumsey Ride for STARS is one of the charity ’s longest running fundraising events, and it shows no sign of slowing down.


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