Sex Offender charged with Kidnapping

 

With the arrest of 43-year-old John Francis Dionne last Friday, Feb 25, on warrants that included the alleged kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl from a Calgary shopping mall, the quiet village of Linden was once again inundated with a barrage of media. Not since the release in October 2010 of the public advisory poster of this controversial new Linden resident, has the Village witnessed such a flurry of media scrutiny. The community at large did not take well to the news that a man with a histo

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The Importance of the Early Years
32 families, totalling approximately 90 children and adults, took part in February 16th's Kneehill Early Years Fair, held at the Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, in Three Hills. There were 18 stations from services throughout the communities, with relevance to early childhood development. Childcare was provided by students from Prairie College's Early Learning and Child Care program. The day afforded parents an opportunity to complete the Ages and Stages questionnaire, meet with organizati

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At Trochu Council's February 14 meeting, the Administrator reported on another ATM theft in Irricana that became the subject of a television news report (previous Friday) that highlighted the frustration of residents in the Beiseker Detachment area. This 'policing absence' for Beiseker, Acme, and Linden was a topic as well, at a Jan. 26 RCMP meeting with Three Hills Detachment area Councillors. The Administrator's report also made note that Dr. Calhoun would be off for a year beginning the end o

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Sunterra Meats Trochu wins Award for Innovation

 

At the Central Alberta Economic Partnership's recent 2010 awards ceremony Trochu's Sunterra Meats received the Silver Award for Innovation. Nominated for the award by Trochu Mayor Barry Kletke, Sunterra Meats was recognized for their efforts to revitalize their business and the community through the recruitment and retention of foreign workers, and their successful integration into the local community.
Facing severe and chronic staffing shortages which had forced a severe cutback in operation

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