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Edson and District Victim

Services new case files on the rise

by Deanna Mitchener Offence Occurred (domestic dispute, fire, sudden Victim Services has cases that are closed within
death, serious injury, emergency protection orders three months and ones that are still active after two
Edson and District Victim The Edson and District Victim Services works with and other). years.
Services new case files on the rise new clients every month of the year. In 2015 they "Ongoing cases are also an important service that “Victim Services is dedicated to helping victims of
opened a total of 241 new case files. This was 95 we provide. Our unit follows up on every case even crime and tragedy with courtesy, compassion, and
more case files than in 2014. if it is just a phone call to see how the client is respect because victims deserve to be heard," said
Donna Watchel, program assistant, said, "In 2015 doing. The number of new cases Victim Services Watchel.
42.32% of our new case files fell into the category of acquires does not diminish the amount of hours that If you would like to learn more about Victim
Criminal Code Violent (homicide, sexual assault, are dedicated to ongoing cases,” said Watchel. Services contact Colleen Talpash or Donna Watchel
family violence, criminal harassment, robbery, These hours include emotional support, crisis at 780-723-8813 for more information.
impaired driving and other).” intervention, case conferencing with other agencies
17.01% of their case files were Criminal Code on behalf of the client, court preparation, court
Non-Violent (fraud, break & enter, trespass, accompaniment, restitution, Victim Impact
mischief, vandalism and other). 39% were Offence Statements, and financial benefit packages.
Non-Criminal (traffic-minor injury or damage, The amount of time dedicated to each case varies
Mental Health Act, other). And 1.66% was No greatly dependent on the client and their needs.

Joint community safety initiative

continued from front
has put a great deal of pressure on families in and project.
around Edson. Youth, in particular those aged 12 to 24 If you are feeling overwhelmed please do not
years, who are having emotional difficulty and don't hesitate to call one of the services below. The
have the resources to cope, are urged to make contact partnering agencies in the Community Safety Initiative
with some of the many supports that exist locally. are making plans to mitigate the risks to safety in the
Spring break is upon us at the end of this week. community. There are plans underway to engage the
Traditionally, many youth exercise questionable community on the best ways to achieve this common
decision making during this time, exposing them to goal. ‘Enough is enough!’
unnecessary risk. This is a time when the normal
routines and supports of school are not in place to help Addictions 780-723-8232
local youth. We want to assure the youth of our region Kids Help Line 1-800-668-6868
that resources are just a phone call away. There will Children Services Crisis Line 1-800-387-5437 Ava Simmons and AC See with the 874 Tiger Moth
also be a social media component to this message that Mental Health 780-723-8294 Squadron exiting the Piper Cherokee on March 20.
can be accessed via Facebook and other social media Parent Help Line 1-888-603-9100 Every few months 874 Tiger Moth Squadron spend a
platforms. Information and links will be posted on 911 for RCMP and Emergency Medical Services day Fam Flying (familiarization flying) where they as they become available for this learn take off and landing, instrumentation reading,
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Edson Family Dentistry THIS WEEK’S FEATURE

is pleased and excited to Mint Homes Ltd.


Dr. David Gunderson, DDS

to our new office location at

5020 - 6 Avenue

Dr. David Gunderson was born in Southern
Alberta and lived in Grande Cache for
Elementary School before finishing grade
school in Fort Macleod.
Following High School he pursued a
Bachelors of Science at the University of 1711 Sq. Ft. Bungalow: This three bedroom bungalow has loads of room. The main
Lethbridge and was employed as a foyer with its 13'-6 " ceiling leads you into the openness of this plan. The great room
framing carpenter off and on for 6 years. is vaulted and has a 2-sided fireplace between it and the dining room. From the
dining area you can access the large rear cover deck. Check out the large country
In 2008 he was admitted to the University style kitchen with a corner walk-in pantry and working island with a lunch bar. From
of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and the kitchen, there is a mudroom area with the laundry room at one end and down a
Dentistry and completed his Doctor of couple of steps you have access to the outside or the large three car garage. The
Dental Surgery in 2012. overhead doors in the garage are 8 feet high. Back in the house we go to the master
bedroom where you will find another gas fireplace and a French door leading out to
In 2010 he enrolled as an officer in the the rear deck. The 4 piece ensuite has a tub & 48" shower. The large walk-in closet
Canadian Forces and, upon graduation, worked as a dentist at the has lots of room for him & her. The 3-piece bath is in between the other two
Stadacona Naval base in Halifax for 3 years. For the past year, Dr. bedrooms which are also a nice size. The basement is undeveloped except for the
mechanical room. You can design it just way you want in the future or have E-
Gunderson has been working on the Air Force base in Cold Lake. Designs design it for you. This house would look great on any street or in the
As his obligatory service to the Canadian Forces was coming to an end, country. Plan 2011589
David and his wife looked for a smaller community such as Edson in
which to settle with their 3 children. Member of National Home Warranty Program

The Gundersons look forward to meeting the people in Edson and Phone: 780-723-2330
getting involved in the community.

For an appointment please call 780-723-5221 Fax: 780-723-5068
Office hours Mon.-Fri. 7:30 am-4:30 pm Email:
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