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Edson airport shutdown after vehicle flees police

Edson RCMP have arrested one man in General Duty, General Investigation, and unauthorized access of an aerodrome and
connection with an incident that shut down the Integrated Traffic units. Edson RCMP would under the Traffic Safety Act for driving an
Edson Airport today. On October 17th, 2016 like to thank the media and public for their unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle.
Edson RCMP were conducting patrols in the assistance and co-operation in avoiding the
vicinity of the Town of Edson. A police officer area of 63rd Street and the airport during this BILL MITCHELL
attempted to conduct traffic enforcement with time. Sales Representative
a pickup truck but it fled at a high rate of speed “The actions of one put the safety of the
and is alleged to have nearly struck a police airport in substantial danger,” states Staff
vehicle. Sergeant Peter King, Edson RCMP Western Star Trucks (North) Ltd.
Shortly afterwards, Edson RCMP received a Detachment Commander. “We are pleased the 15205 - 112 Avenue
complaint of a vehicle that had broken through man was apprehended quickly and through the
a security gate at the Edson Airport. Police work of our officers and emergency service Edmonton, AB T5M 2V7
attended where the vehicle was seen driving partners it brought this incident to a prompt
down the runway of the airport before coming resolution.”
to a stop. At that time the vehicle caught fire The man is presently being held in custody
airside of the airport, while the driver fled in to to await a bail hearing where he is expected to
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closed during this incident while Police of an aerodrome, dangerous operation of a
investigated and Fire Services attended to the motor vehicle, flight from police, driving while
emergency. disqualified, obstructing a peace officer,
Summers Drilling
Police cordoned off the area and tracked the mischief over $5,000 and possession of Summers Drilling
man to a residential area where he was arrested methamphetamine. He is also expected to be
Water Well Drilling
without incident by officers of the Edson charged under the Aeronautics Act for Water Well Drilling

Edson Forest Products concerned Summers Drilling specializes in water well
A proud Alberta business, since 1917,
A proud Alberta business, since 1917,
Summers Drilling specializes in water well
drilling and water well repairs.
with timber pooling concept drilling and water well repairs.

by Adrienne Tait jobs. Briand believes such a move will not
have the desired affect and said, “The net
Richard Briand, woods manager, and result of any reallocation of logs is a
Alberta Oliveira, general manager, of Edson reallocation of jobs.”
Forest Products came before town council Briand said West Fraser has made its
during the regular council meeting to discuss decisions to develop responsibly and does 4405 50 street 780-963-1282
4405 50 street
concerns the Alberta government's caribou not believe they should be negatively Stony Plain, AB
Stony Plain, AB
recovery plan have raised. impacts because other companies have not
West Fraser has been sending delegates and done the same.
stakeholders to local municipalities and “West Fraser has
Patterson’s Part Supply
stakeholders to raise awareness regarding the made significant Patterson’s Part Supply
timber pooling concept which was investments in our
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recommended by government appointed facilities and the areas Open 7 Days a Week
mediator Eric Denhoff. where we have timber
Briand told council that West Fraser has rights which were Automotive, Heavy Duty,
Automotive, Heavy Duty,
long been aware of the need for a caribou anchored in the
recovery plan and they welcome the plan. certainty of timber
Ag Parts & Feed
“We are supportive of the establishment of supply,” said Briand. Ag Parts & Feed
protected areas,” said Briand, “We One of those decisions
understand that good forest management is was the purchase of
not just about getting logs to mills.” the Sundance facility
The concept of timber pooling is not in the in Edson in 2013
caribou recovery plan itself but in Denhoff's where the company
report which is one of the reasons for has invested
concern. approximately $80
The concept would see the timber rights for million.
the area combined and then reallocated
amongst the companies in an effort to save

ATB’s Chief Financial Officer
ATB’s Chief Financial Officer

For a Q&A on November 3
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
At the Edson and District Chamber
of Commerce Boardroom.
We stock some truck tool boxes,
Bob is touring West Central Alberta and have some access to other styles.
and wants to hear from local Albertans.
Come in and take a look at what we have!
Come join us on Thursday, November 3.
Mon-Fri 7-6; Sat 8-5; Sun 10-2
Mon-Fri 7-6; Sat 8-5; Sun 10-2
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