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Join the 3rd Annual First Responders Appreciation Dinner

by Deanna Mitchener the Edson Royal Canadian Legion Branch #51. Tickets are available at Bannister GM, the
There will be a silent auction, a 50/50 draw, Edson Friendship Centre, and Thymes Two.
Edson Citizens On Patrol, the Edson Friendship lots of fun and food, good conversation, and a A First Responder is person trained and
Centre, and Edson and District Victim Services great opportunity to thank our First Responders available to be dispatched to attend emergencies
will be hosting their 3rd Annual First Responders for all they do, each and every day. in their local area and include ambulance staff,
Appreciation Dinner and Dance on March 2, at All funds raised from the evening will be firefighters, and police officers. They provide an
donated to Edson Citizens on Patrol, Edson and often lifesaving first response in emergency calls
Edson RCMP warn District Victim Services, and the Edson for help. First Responders are there to provide
Friendship Centre. The event is sponsored by
assistance to those with a medical emergency,
businesses of credit Bannister GM and First Responders can attend and very importantly, to start and maintain the
free while spouses and others receive the
'chain of survival' in cardiac arrest patients until
discounted price $12. Regular priced tickets are
an equipped ambulance arrives.
card phone scam $40 with full tables available to groups at a minute count. They do their job to the best of
First Responders help make each and every
The Yellowhead County Fire Department will their ability to ensure the best possible outcome
Edson RCMP is warning area businesses after and care possible, often attending some very
fraudsters have attempted to purchase goods with not be attending this year, as only a few County
stolen credit cards. First Responders have been able to attend in the dangerous or tragic scenes.
Suspects will attempt to complete transactions past due to staffing requirements in case of It's not an easy vocation, so please join in
over the phone and provide credit card emergencies. thanking local First Responders with a show of
information for payment. Suspects will mention There will also be a presentation honouring support and recognition.
that the purchase might need to be done in more RCMP officer Austin MacDougall who was If you would like to sponsor or purchase tickets
than one transaction or offer-up an additional struck and killed by a vehicle last year along the please call Kevin Zahara at 780-712-9786 or
card if the transaction does not go through. Once Schlick Road. Kristie Gomuwka at 780-712-9081.
payment has been established for the item the
suspects are arranging for third parties to pick up
the items including legitimate companies.
Businesses can take the following steps to
protect themselves against these transactions
with stolen credit cards: Check with the credit
card company for details of the transaction and
ensure names match; Ask for valid government
identification from those using credit cards;
Make efforts to know who you are talking to; If
the transaction seems suspicious, it probably is.
Trust your instincts.
Residents are reminded to remove their
identification and credit cards from their vehicles
and ensure they are kept in a secure place. If
your credit card has been lost or stolen, contact
your credit card provider immediately to report
the issue.
Edson RCMP are requesting anyone with
information regarding these incidents to contact
them at 780-723-8822 or call your local police. If
you want to remain anonymous, you can contact
Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477
(TIPS), by internet at, or by
SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers for instructions).


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