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Last updateThu, 25 May 2023 4pm

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools welcomes new superintendent

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Mrs. Andrea Holowka has accepted the position of Superintendent for Christ the Redeemer (CTR) Catholic Schools.
Mrs. Holowka began her teaching career in 1995 with Calgary Catholic. Following a successful career in teaching and several principalships, she served as Calgary Catholic’s Superintendent of Instructional Services and, later, Human Resources. After 26 years with Calgary Catholic, Mrs. Holowka assumed the position of Superintendent of School Improvement with the Calgary Board of Education, where she has served for the last two years.
Mrs. Holowka’s degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology, a Bachelor of Education, and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Western Ontario, with a dissertation focused on systemic approaches to school-based mental health interventions.
She served as President of the Council of Catholic Superintendents (CCSSA) and will assume the role of the President of the College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS) next year. Through her participation in, and leadership of, the CCSSA and CASS, Mrs. Holowka has led, presented at, and participated in formal and informal collaborative opportunities on topics including curriculum, instruction, student support, Indigenous education, inclusive education, student well-being, and mental health.
“I have worked alongside and in relationship with Christ the Redeemer for many years. Joining an organization that is committed to authentic Catholic permeation and faith formation is aligned with the core of who I am as a Catholic leader,” she said. “I look forward to working with senior administration, leaders, and staff to promote the division’s witness of faith, while continuing to support strong student excellence in safe and caring environments.”
Board Chair, Andrea Keenan, remarks, “The Board was most impressed with Mrs. Holowka’s dedication to faith and Catholic education. We were also impressed with her provincial reputation, her track record as a very senior leader in two metro school divisions, and her commitment to lifelong learning as evidenced by her pursuit of a doctoral degree.”
Mrs. Holowka looks forward to joining the division on May 29th and will assume the role of Superintendent on June 19th after Dr. Morrison’s official retirement.

Three Hills RCMP charge two males with conspiracy to commit murder


On May 4, 2023, at approximately 3:43 p.m., Three Hills RCMP received information from a female that two male suspects, one armed with a firearm, attended her residence the night prior. One of the males unlawfully entered the victim’s residence, took her cell phone and indicated that he was there to kill the female victim. The victim was able to convince the males to not hurt her and they left the residence.

Chrys Tremblay (45), a resident of Red Deer, Alta., has been charged with:

· Conspiracy to commit murder

· Forcible confinement

· Being unlawfully at large in a dwelling house

· Fail to comply with release order X 3

· Uttering Threats against a person

· Fail to comply with probation order

On May 10, 2023, Tremblay was arrested in Red Deer with the assistance of Red Deer RCMP Crime Reduction Unit and Southern Alberta RCMP Emergency Response Team. Tremblay is currently on a Conditional Sentence Order and will brought back to court to face the allegation of the CSO breach.

Chad Wickett (31), a resident of Red Deer, Alta., has been charged with:

· Conspiracy to commit murder

· Weapons possession contrary to order

· Unauthorized possession of a firearm

· Using a firearm in the commission of an offence

· Fail to comply with release order

Wickett’s whereabouts are unknown and warrants have been issued for his arrest for the noted charges. Wickett is considered armed and dangerous. If seen do not approach. Please call 911 immediately.

If you have an information regarding the whereabouts of Chad Wickett, you are asked to contact 911. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by Internet at or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers for instructions). To report crime online, or for access to RCMP news and information, download the Alberta RCMP app through Apple or Google Play. To report crime online, or for access to RCMP news and information, download the Alberta RCMP app through Apple or Google Play.

CWL marks 100 years

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The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) had a very enjoyable evening celebrating 100 years of faith and service to the parish & valley. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Lukas Drapal, St. Anthony’s parish priest, followed by a banquet and program, with approximately 50 ladies in attendance. Congratulatory greetings were received from Renee Spohn, Catholic Women’s League Diocesan President and Crystal Sereda, Town of Drumheller Councillor.


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