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Wildlife trafficking ring convicted

by Adrienne Tait $6,900, also had his hunting license suspended for six Alberta. “Even if you have a hunting licence or
years, and is required to report all hunting activities treaty rights, even if the game is harvested under
An investigation that began in July 2010 for Alberta for the next five years. lawful authority, you still can't sell or buy the meat,”
Fish and Wildlife Enforcement resulted in a number Brendan Cox, public affairs officer for Alberta Fish said Cox.
of convictions in late June. and Wildlife Enforcement, said, “Public assistance The concern with trafficking is that it potentially
Marlboro resident Harold Daniel L'Hirondelle was goes a long way in these cases.” commercializes large game which could encourage
convicted of two counts of trafficking in wildlife. The charges resulted from information received people to earn a living by those means. That in turn
L'Hirondelle was fined $8,415 in total for fines and from a “reliable and valid source” from the Lac Ste. could endanger the species or put them at risk. “Our
surcharges, had his hunting license suspended for six Anne county that the trafficking was taking place. job is to help conserve the resource so people in the
years, and is required to report all hunting activities Further investigation confirmed the allegations and future can enjoy as we do today,” said Cox.
for the next five years. officers began an undercover operation. In excess of 322 packages of moose and elk meat
Norman L'Hirondelle was convicted of five counts Contained within Alberta Fish and Wildlife was found.
of trafficking in wildlife, was fined a total of $27,240, enforcement is a major investigations unit that Cox said larger investigations of fish and/or wildlife
received a 15 year suspension for recreational enables undercover operations. The enforcement trafficking come along every few years.
hunting, and is required to report all hunting activity agency also has a forensic lab and Cox said in major Area residents are encouraged to report any
for the next 20 years. investigations “forensic work comes into this as suspicious hunting activity to Report a Poacher at 1-
Edward L'Hirondelle was also convicted of two well.” 800-642-3800. Callers can remain anonymous and
counts of trafficking in wildlife, was fined a total of It is illegal to buy or sell game in the province of could be eligible for a reward.

Pioneer Cabin hosts Tuesday lunches Summers Drilling Water Well Drillingater Well Drilling
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Cabin hosting appreciation open house for Robin Campbell A pr
A proud Alberta business, since 1917, Summers oud Alberta business, since 1917, Summers
Drilling specializes in water well drilling and water
Drilling specializes in water well drilling and water
by Deanna Mitchener the door," said Marg. open house for Robin made at 4 p.m. All well r
well repairs. epairs.
If you would like to get Campbell on July 19, friends, supporters and
Every Tuesday the tickets ahead of time, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. volunteers are welcome
Edson Pioneer Cabin stop by the cabin and ask Come and recognize the to attend, we just ask that
serves a tasty lunch open for Gail Vankosky or call contributions Robin you RSVP by email to
for all ages to attend. 780-723-5777 between Campbell has made as or
It's always a home- 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. West Yellowhead MLA by calling Kristie at 780-
cooked meal at the cabin weekdays. from 2008 to 2015. 712-9081, Jim at 780-
and friendly people so "The Cabin is also Formal remarks and 723-2188 or Kevin at
plan on stopping by hosting an appreciation presentations will be 780-712-9786," said
4405 50 streeteet
between 11:30 a.m. and Byrt. 4405 50 str 780-963-1282
1p.m. Stony Plain, AB
Stony Plain, AB
Marg Byrt was giving
guests some information
during lunch about
events that will be 5 oz. Boneless Beef
happening at the cabin.
"On July 23 we are Top Sirloin Steaks
having a special concert
$15.99 for a pkg of 4
here at the cabin, $15.99 for a pkg of 4
presented by the Edson
and District Old-Timers
Society. The Great
Plains, Darrel and Saskia
will be making some
great music at the cabin.”
Music will include Folk,
Sale ends July 19, 2015
Celtic, Bluegrass, and Sale ends July 19, 2015
Old Time flavors. “The
music starts at 7:30 p.m.
and tickets can be
purchased in advance for Community members come out and have lunch every Tuesday at the Pioneer Address: #101, 330 45 St, Phone:(780) 712-4272
a few dollars less than at Cabin. They also have a Crib Tournament happening on July 25. -Deanna Mitchener

S. McLean

April 30, 1968 – July 7, 2015
We are saddened by the sudden passing of our
beloved Dan. Thankfully we had him here in
3/4”, 1”, 1 ½” & 2”
Canada visiting from his home in Australia. As 3/4”, 1”, 1 ½” & 2”
many of you know he struggled with mental
gravel for sale
illness; however this was not a factor in his gravel for sale
He is survived by his parents: John Bardar,
Also riprap & pitrun
Frances Bardar; his sister Lisa (Brent) McCartney Also riprap & pitrun
and their family Chad and Tyler; his sister Laurie
(Scott) Bright and their family Brodie and
Georgia; and his longtime friend Kylie.
Residential and
Please join us in a Memorial Tribute to Dan on Residential and
Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. It will be held
farmer discounts
at the Galloway Station Museum & Travel Centre farmer discounts
located at 223 – 55 Street, Edson, AB.
Donations can be made to the Reflections - Box
7799, Edson, AB T7E 1V8 or the Edson Ladies Call Derek 780-300-4868
Hospital Auxiliary 4716 – 5 Avenue, Edson, AB
T7E 1S8. Email:
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