Tornado touches down near Three Hills, severe Thunderstorm warning still in effect

At 5:27 p.m. MDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

This thunderstorm is located 15 kilometres northwest of Morrin and is moving to the southeast at 40 km/h.

This thunderstorm has produced a tornado in the past near Wimborne. The tornado has since lifted and the threat of a future tornado is no longer imminent.

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can

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Cruise into Three Hills this weekend

The biggest annual event to hit Three Hills goes June 2 to 4 as Cruise Weekend comes to town.

If good weather is any indication of a successful event, this year should be a knock-out with sunshine and warm temperatures.

Friday night will see the Meet and Greet go at Anderson Park from 6 pm to 8 pm. A cruise to Trochu will follow and then it’s back to Three Hills. A new twist, this year, will be a cruise around Three Hills and a Main Street Cruise that will go until dark.

This year’s

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Town of Trochu approves Operating and Capital Budgets

The Town of Trochu gave approval to its 2017 Operating Budget and 2017 Capital Budget at their May 23 meeting. Revenue and Expenses balanced at $2.9 million. Council approved the increase in the mill rate of .3, but with most assessments having gone down, the mill rate increase will have little to no effect on most home-owners. Capital Budget is $1.28 million and money will be removed ($255,000) from out of the unrestricted surplus/reserves with the plan to do some further paving and patching.

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RCMP Serious Crimes South seek public assistance

Beiseker, Alberta – Investigators from the RCMP’s southern serious crimes branch are asking for public assistance to solve a bizarre incident that led to gunshots being fired during a car chase on rural roads North East of Airdrie.

On May 28 between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm, two men in an older model white GMC pick- up truck became lost in the rural area near Beiseker and Acme. The men were chased from the location by three men in their 20’s who were driving a red Chevrolet truck.

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