Town of Trochu to cover compensation for loss of wetlands

Request for Council Decision

A wetlands assessment concluded that 4.9 Hectares of wetland would be lost with the completion of the lagoon expansion. Compensation for the loss has been determined to be either $182,283.00 or development of wetlands elsewhere, equivalent to the space lost. Said Administration at the April 23 Trochu Council meeting, “We worked with Ghostpine Environmental and Palliser Regional Municipal Services to determine areas within our boundaries. Meetings with Ducks Un

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Three Hills Golf Course under water

A sudden spring thaw and higher than average snow volumes has resulted in unprecedented flooding at the Three Hills Golf Course.

Since opening in the spring of 1985, the golf course, located on the original Three Hills townsite (the flats) has see its share of spring flooding but nothing compares to this year.

According to Course Manager Aaron Tullikopf, “Ninety per cent of the course is flooded.” By noon on Monday, April 23, there was about one foot of water in the Clubhouse.

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Truck destroyed by fire

Three Hills Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a vehicle fire at 12:18 pm on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Crews located a westbound tractor trailer about 24 km southeast of Three Hills, on Secondary Highway 27. The cab of the rig was fully involved in flames when crews arrived. A south breeze fanned the flames that resulted in a small stubble fire. Firefighters were quick to extinguish the ground fire but continued to battle flames from the truck. This was a single vehicle incident. There were no in

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Fatality at intersection of Hwy 21 and 583

One elderly man is dead and an elderly woman is in critical condition following a two vehicle crash Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

At 2:41 pm Three Hills Fire and Rescue, Three Hills RCMP and AHS ambulance were dispatched to the intersection of Highway 21 and Secondary Highway 583.

Apparently a tractor trailer was southbound when the red KIA Soul entered the intersection from Three Hills. The semi T-boned the Kia and jack-knifed into the east lane/ditch.

The driver of the semi was able to extricate h

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