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May long weekend 'uneventful'

May long weekend was relatively quiet for the Innisfail RCMP this year. “We were well-staffed and it was uneventful,” said Cpl. Jeff Hildebrandt.

Multiplex plays host to commercial shoot, Oilers star

The Penhold Regional Multiplex recently played host to an NHL star and a commercial shoot. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins just finished his first year in the pros with the Edmonton Oilers.

Police briefs

Impaired charges A man from Penhold was charged with impaired driving on May 19. An RCMP constable stopped a green car with significant body damage travelling northbound on QEII at around 9:30 p.m.

Bike rodeo helps young rider learn safety skills

Young Penhold residents who want to hone their bike riding safety skills and have fun while doing it will get their chance with the second annual Penhold bike rodeo on June 17.

Council meets with transportation minister

Members of Penhold's town council met with the provincial minister of transportation during the recent Alberta Urban Municipalities Association to discuss traffic concerns in the town.

Storefront improvement program approved

A façade and storefront improvement program that will grant upwards of $5,000 in matching funds for storeowners looking to spruce up their buildings was approved in council May 14.

Hospital auxiliary hits 40th anniversary

The Innisfail Health Centre Auxiliary celebrated 40 years with a dinner at the Innisfail Library/Learning Centre Oct. 3.
Charges laid in "rare" bombing murder

Charges laid in "rare" bombing murder

Police called the bombing murder of Vicky Shachtay “a rare event in Canada.

Council briefs

New parade rule and route Candy can no longer be tossed from floats during the annual Innisfail Rotary Parade. A bylaw was changed that no longer allows anything to be tossed from a float before or after the parade.

Pincher Creek man dies in Bowden fatal crash

A Pincher Creek-area man died in a two-vehicle collision that occurred last Wednesday at approximately 8:49 p.m. west of Bowden.