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RCMP Checkstop leads

to drug seizure and arrest

quantity of illegal drugs. cocaine and half an
By Adrienne Tait 55 year old Rede Hely o u n c e o f c r y s t a l
Chase was arrested and methamphetamine.
During a Checkstop charged with four counts C h a s e h a s b e e n
aimed at impaired of possession for the remanded into custody
driving enforcement on purpose of trafficking. and was scheduled to
December 6, 2014 in The Surrey B.C. man appear for a bail hearing
Edson, RCMP and was known to police and in Edmonton Provincial
traffic services stopped had an outstanding Court on Tuesday,
an east bound vehicle warrant from Edmonton December 9.
for a traffic infraction. for his arrest. C h a s e h a d b e e n
What they found was a Police seized 9.5 lbs of released on bail from his
man with an outstanding marijuana, 1/4 lbs of January 17, arrest for
warrant and a large mushrooms, 2 ounces of possession of 10.5
pounds of marijuana.
The Baptist church offered free hot chocolate and cookies for
everyone during and after the Santa Claus Parade in Edson Dec. 4.
Pastor Hovig said, "This is my first experience here in Edson with the UPCOMING EVENT REMINDER
parade. I thought it would be nice to offer some goodies and Dec 13
refreshments to those waiting to watch the parade or to stay warm Wildwood Christmas Farmers Market from 10am –
after. Checking out the goodies are Brooke Damond, Carmen Blade, 2pm at the Wildwood Community Hall. Call Clarice
Jan Damond, and Gillin and Spencer Blade.
for more info at 780-838-6094.

Partnerships projects/events building strong community

by Deanna Mitchener always lots of fun things to do at these events, one of are part of a greater whole critical for a sense of
the main reasons that the attendance is so high, is belonging," said Dechambeau.
Ann Dechambeau recently shared a slide show that they are an opportunity for families to connect "The hope is these events will help counter
presentation to the Rotary Club, with pictures that with their neighbors and friends," said juvenile crime, contribute to improved physical and
were taken over the summer during the 2014 Town Dechambeau. mental health of our community members, and
of Edson and the Rotary Sunday's in the park. "In current society, people often drive to their contributing to a more harmonious community in all
Ann said, "This has been a community destinations each day to shop, work or drop off their aspects," said Ann.
partnership project involving local government, children. This leaves little opportunity for contact "We have great local talent in the Yellowhead
service clubs, arts organizations and the business with others. This type of casual contact is crucial for corridor and they need opportunities to showcase
community together through a free, commonly building a strong community. Events such as these their talents. These concerts require volunteerism
enjoyed. The Town, Edson Rotary, and our give us all a chance to recognize and catch up with from our community groups and they are fun to do.
community partners believe that this series of other," said Ann. We hope that our youth will see our community
events over the summer enhance the quality of life "We meet the parents of our children's friends and groups providing a necessary service and become
for our citizens." we have a chance to get to know people from all interested in volunteering. Community partners
"Citizens of Edson and the surrounding facets of our lives in a social setting. These types of have been wonderful and we value each and every
Yellowhead County have a history of turning out in interactions make all the difference between a one. We could never do this alone," said
droves for local outdoor events. Although there are person and a family feeling isolated; or feeling they Dechambeau.

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