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The solar electricity hype
Elderly abuse prevention

network forming in County

by Deanna Mitchener through education, prevention, or eventually providers working together to achieve common
response. It is wonderful that we do have these goals related to addressing elder abuse," said Sitar.
agencies on board," Sitar stated.
Charlene Sitar, regional elder abuse prevention "By developing and implementing coordinated
coordinator, spoke during the interagency meeting "Alberta's population is aging and elder abuse is response models, communities can leverage the
that was held on April 11. "Over the past few any action or inaction by self or others that knowledge, services and expertise of multiple
months we have been working hard to establish a jeopardizes the health or wellbeing of any older agencies and individuals to provide more effective
network of agencies and organizations to deal with adult. It can take several forms including financial, and efficient approaches to addressing elder abuse,"
elder abuse in Yellowhead County.” emotional, physical, sexual, or neglect. Elder abuse said Sitar. "Without having an effective coordinated
can affect any older adult, regardless of socio-
“I am happy to report that as of right now we economic background, health status or cultural community response, victims may remain at risk in
have 12 agencies and organizations that have heritage," said Sitar. their community due to lack of knowledge about
how to get the services they need, and may be less
signed on to the network. Each organization likely to report or identify abuse."
involved in the network has different skill sets and “The government of Alberta identifies
different resources to offer. We are still establishing coordinated community response as a key goal. It If you would like to know more please contact
what each will be doing, whether it's awareness involves a group of organizations and service Charlene at 780-223-8009 or email her at

Evansburg RCMP Rare ice age artifacts on

investigate fatal display at Pine Grove School

train/car collision

On April 12, 2016 at approximately 7:00 p.m. Evansburg RCMP
with Emergency Medical Services were called to the scene of a
collision at a railway crossing on Range Road 72 and Township Road
534 between a train and a car. A 22-year-old male and 20-year-old
female both travelling in the car were deceased on scene.
The crossing was fully identified with train whistles activated. An
RCMP Collision Analyst attended the location and the cause of this
collision is still under investigation.
Mrs. Sandi Erickson with Pine Grove School, along with her husband,
The names of the deceased vehicle occupants are not being released, discovered artifacts dating back 13,000 years that were used by some of
and there is no further information available as the investigation is Alberta's earliest settlers following the ice age.

submitted official project by the introduced to the area
Archeological Society of 300 years ago by
Spanish colonialists.
École Pine Grove
THIS WEEK’S FEATURE Middle School has on uncovered, the Clovis “This is quite consistent
One of the items
with the age of the Clovis
display some never
before seen artifacts spear point, is an spear point, and it is
Mint Homes Ltd. found by one of their especially rare find as it possible – though not
proven – that Sandi
is thought to be the oldest
staff members, Mrs.
Sandi Erickson. type of projectile point found the teeth of a horse
The glass display cases found in North America, k i l l e d b y C l o v i s
in the front entrance hold dating back 13, 000 hunters,” noted Mr.
artifacts that date back years. In addition, there Brink.
13,000 years and include was a Hell Gap Point “ T h e H i s t o r i c a l
dart points, spear heads, dating back 9,000 – Resources Act declares
and tools used for cutting 10,000 years ago, and that relics of the past like
by some of Alberta's projectile points dating human-made artifacts
e a r l i e s t s e t t l e r s back 2,000 to 7,000 and fossils, belong to the
following the ice age. years ago. people of Alberta. They
Mrs. Erickson and her A set of teeth were also should not be privately
husband had been amongst one of Mrs. owned. This ensures that
This 2409 Sq. Ft. Ranch Style Bungalow has everything you need in a country home. The exterior
with its different roof lines and pitches along with a covered front veranda give this home a warm finding these ancient Erickson's discoveries. important artifacts will
welcome country feeling. The great room has a vaulted ceiling with a plant ledge in the centre. artifacts for more than Before noting their always be available for
The great room is open to the dining room and kitchen. Double garden doors from the dining room five years in the same importance, and putting people to view and study,
lead onto a large covered rear deck. The large country kitchen features a walk-in pantry, phone
desk, a lunch counter and ample cabinet & counter space. All four bedrooms are a nice size. The location southwest of the teeth in her garden, to enjoy and learn from,”
flex room could be used as an extra bedroom, exercise room, craft room, etc. The large master Drayton Valley. They she sent a picture to Jack noted Jack Brink. “The
bedroom has two closets and a five piece bath. The laundry room has a large window, counter suspected the findings to Brink who informed her Ericksons collected in
space and upper cabinets. There is a two piece bath off the garage entrance, so no need to enter
the main part of the house when working in the garage or outdoors . The oversized two car be human made tools “the teeth could be of the right way; they
garage has room for a work bench and still room for a full size truck. The two overhead doors are and eventually contacted great age”. quickly contacted the
10'x8' high. The boxed out window has been added to break up the wall from the front. This plan appropriate provincial
has a 4' crawl space foundation but could easily have a full or walk-out basement. Jack Brink, the curator of After sending the teeth
Plan: 2009488 archaeology at the Royal to be radio carbon dated, authorities and informed
Alberta Museum. The they indeed came back as t h e m o f t h e i r
Member of National Home Warranty Program Ericksons were told that teeth from a horse dating discoveries.”
For now, part of the
Phone: 780-723-2330 their findings were of back 12,500 years. This collection is for the
“considerable scientific
is a very interesting find
Fax: 780-723-5068 importance” and Mr. as horses had lived in the enjoyment of staff and
students of Pine Grove,
area for millions of years
Brink has since visited
Email: the site along with other but went extinct 12,000 and eventually will be
archeologists. The area years ago during the ice turned over to the Royal
has now turned into an age and were re- Alberta Museum.
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