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Genetics guarantees Alberta pork

As more consumers ask where their food comes from, Freson Bros. IGA has signed on to a program where they have genetic proof their pork is home-grown.
    The Freson Bros. chain, which operates in communities throughout Alberta, is carrying Sturgeon Valley based out of the St. Albert area. This company has adopted a genetic traceability system called DNA TraceBack. This system allows the company to back up their claims that the pork they produce is home-grown.


Santa is on his way

Santa’s annual flight around the world to deliver presents starts tomorrow. To help everyone see where Santa is, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is once again using their equipment to track his progress around the world.
    The program began in 1955 and provided updates to those who phoned to NORAD’s telephone hotline, or via television and radio.
    Since 1997 the program has also been online, allowing anyone to keep tabs on Santa’s journey.
    To find where Santa is on Christmas Eve, visit www.noradsanta.org or he can also be followed via Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter.

Preliminary inquiry date set for man accused in stabbing

    The man charged following a stabbing in downtown Drumheller had a date set for a preliminary inquiry.
    Edwin Lively through his council appeared in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday December 9. He was charged with aggravated assault following an incident on November 6.
    Lively elected to be tried in Court of Queen’s Bench by a judge alone. A preliminary inquiry has been set for April 27.
    In the early hours of Sunday November 6, a 32-year-old Drumheller man was allegedly attacked with a knife in downtown Drumheller. He was taken to the Drumheller Health Centre to be treated for his wounds.


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