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Bassano RCMP seek assistance in locating female with dementia

F798D730 8130 4537 99DE 96F8244CD789Bassano RCMP are asking for public assistance to locate 74-year-old Donna Sevcik. Donna was last seen at her residence near Range Road 194 and Township Road 255 outside Hussar, Atla. on Aug. 8, 2020.

Donna has medical issues that require attention and also suffers from dementia and may be confused.

Badlands Search and Rescue, Calgary Search and Rescue and RCMP members have been actively patrolling and searching for Donna to verify her well-being and assist in returning her home.

Donna is described as;

· Caucasian
· 5’4” tall
· 150 lbs
· Brown/greyish short hair
· Green eyes and wears glasses/sunglasses
· Last seen wearing a blue sleeveless blouse with a white collar

If you have been in contact with or seen Donna Sevcik call 911 or Bassano RCMP at 403-641-3677.

Village of Carbon could welcome new residents with bylaw change

Diamond Estates Subdivision

    A proposed land use bylaw change in the Village of Carbon could help the village see more development in the Diamond Estates subdivision on the east side of the town.
    It was brought to the attention of council during the July 20 meeting, potential buyers interested in developing in the subdivision are facing hurdles due to zoning and bylaw restrictions.
    “The current bylaw only allows for brick and mortar homes to be developed,” Mayor Bryan Peever told the Mail.
    If approved, the bylaw amendment would allow potential buyers to bringing manufactured and modular homes rather than restricting them to building from the foundation up.
    The village first broke ground on the subdivision, located on the village’s east side, in 2009. Of the 19 lots available in Phase One, only two have seen development.
    “One of our goals is to start selling the lots,” said Deputy Mayor Renee O’Brien during the July 20 meeting. She added, “I don’t see any downfalls to (the bylaw change).”
    Both Mayor Peever and Deputy Mayor O’Brien brought up the concern of the additional expense the empty lots, which have sat empty for more than a decade, pose on the village.
    “We’re looking (to appeal to) families with children, who will support our local school and businesses,” Mayor Peever told the Mail.
    Deputy Mayor O’Brien echoed those sentiments adding, “Whatever we can do to promote Carbon and make it a more vibrant community.”
    Prices on lots in the subdivision have been lowered to attract potential buyers. While there has been interest, the current restrictions are preventing prospective new residents from securing financing.
    First reading of the bylaw amendment was passed during the July 20 meeting.
    A public hearing will be held ahead of the next regular council meeting on Monday August 17.

Christ the Redeemer forms additional territory in areas surrounding Oyen

Scott Morrison

    Christ the Redeemer Catholic School Division has formed new territory in the area surrounding Oyen.
    The formed territory will become part of the Oyen ward.
    Superintendent for Christ the Redeemer, Dr. Scott Morrison said, “There are no changes for parents and students; they will just get the transportation they need.”
    Students in the area previously received transportation provided through the public school divisions. Catholic electors in the area, however, wished to become part of the Oyen ward.
    Dr. Morrison noted the vote for the formed territory received an “overwhelming yes.”
    The change in territory will now allow funding for transportation of Christ the Redeemer students to be received by the Catholic School District.


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