Snow load causes partial roof collapse in Linden

While Linden residents woke on Tuesday, March 20 to the warmth of Spring’s first day of sun, Walbern staff awoke to a collapsed roof in the middle section of their 54 year old building. Dense snow from the warmer temperatures pressed the roof down, bulging the walls out and twisting steel beams. Shelving racks prevented most of the roof in that section from crumbling down. There was no damage to any inside equipment, with structural damage to the facility being bad enough.

Christian Disas

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Fire Chief/Deputy Fire Chief appointed to Torrington Fire Department

Brad Buchert, Senior Manager of Transportation, started the March 13 Kneehill County Council meeting with a verbal report on recent snow events. A couple of snow plows were out on County paved roads in the afternoon of Friday, March 2, with three plows and two one-tons and graders on Saturday, and again on Sunday, March 4 with plows and 11 graders, and again on Monday, March 5, Tuesday and right through to Friday, March 9. Wind rows were cleared and hamlets looked after. By utilizing the GPS Sy

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Three Hills RCMP - Fatal Collision on Highway 27

Three Hills, Alberta - On March 13 at approximately 8:10 am Three Hills RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision on Hwy 27 east of Torrington. A semi tanker travelling southbound on Range Road 252 entered onto Hwy 27 and the trailer was struck broadside by a westbound Jeep Patriot. The lone occupant of the Jeep, a 17-year-old male from Olds was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the semi did not suffer any injuries.

An RCMP collision re-constructionist attended and the cause of th

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Alberta Ombudsman addresses Trochu Council

Administrator’s Report

Carl Peterson, CAO for the Town of Trochu, informed Council, at their March 12 meeting, that discussion at a recent LGAA (Local Government Administration Association of Alberta) meeting was mostly about changes in policies and required bylaws needing amending. Templates of these bylaws would be forwarded to the Town. Michelle Roh, Alberta Ombudsman, gave an overview of the function of the expanded mandate of the Ombudsman’s office which will include municipali

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