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A hot chocolate that will warm your heart!!

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    Melanie Sorsdahl

    In March 2015, Jayden was 6 and had fallen ill with what we thought was the flu.  It turned out to be something much more serious called SIADH (Syndrom Of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion) or Hyponatremia for short.  When he wasn’t improving and was only getting worse, we raced him to the Red Deer ER.  His sodium in his body had crashed to almost nothing, and his brain function and body organs were shutting down.  The Red Deer ER Doctor Hogarth gave him a very strong dose of saline in attempts to help Jayden’s body start to produce it again itself, and then him & the pediatrician on call called the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary.  They determined it would be best for Jayden to continue receiving care there, and that they were sending STARS to get him.

    He is a typical active and healthy 9 year old boy now, who does great in school and loves archery, all thanks to our local hospital, STARS, and the Alberta Children’s Hospital working together as a team. Jayden held a lemonade stand this summer and raised $158.65, then he had the idea to hold a hot chocolate stand for them too.

    We are fortunate that Franco and Ernie at the North Red Deer Save On Foods decided to jump on board and allow is to hold it of front of their store. It will be happening this Saturday, October 6th from 11am ~ 3pm!

    Jayden and his mom helped out with the STARS lottery campaign in Red Deer earlier this year… check out their fantastic work.


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    Advanced polls are open and voting is underway!

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  • From the Government of Alberta

    Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, confirms that advance polls are now open.  Advance poll locations are available throughout the province from Tuesday, April 9 to Saturday, April 13.

    Advance poll locations are available to all eligible electors and for the first time are providing a ‘Vote Anywhere’ service, whereby electors can receive the ballot for their electoral divisions, at any location.

    Information about the locations and their hours of operations can be found on Where to Vote cards mailed to electors, in local newspapers and on www.elections.ab.ca.

    Eligible electors are Canadian citizens who reside in Alberta and are at least 18 years of age or older on Election Day.

    To be added to the list of electors, an elector may register at an advance poll or on Election Day by providing authorized identification containing their name and residential address.  A list of authorized identification is on our website: https://www.elections.ab.ca/wp-content/uploads/Authorized-Identification-Poster.pdf

    The ‘Vote Anywhere’ service is only available at the advance polls.  Electors voting on Election Day, must vote at their assigned voting location.  Election Day is Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

    For more information about the provincial general election visit www.elections.ab.ca, call toll free at 1-877-422-VOTE (8683) open weekdays from 8:15 am to 8:00 pm and weekends from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and on voting days from 8:15 am to 8:00 pm, join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

    Elections Alberta is an independent non-partisan office of the Legislative Assembly responsible for administering provincial elections, by-elections and referenda.


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    RCMP officer shoots man near Eckville. ASIRT investigating

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  • From Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT)

    Investigation continues into RCMP officer-involved shooting

    On April 6, 2019, at approximately 8:15 a.m., RCMP were advised of an Eckville, Alberta location where stolen oilfield property might be found.

    An RCMP officer responded to the reported location at the rear of a strip of businesses on the north side of Eckville.

    The officer found four vehicles at the location. As the officer was checking the vehicles, he located a man who appeared to be sleeping in a Ford F250 truck and made cursory observations of the interior of the vehicle. The officer returned to his police vehicle and checked the licence plate number, which came back registered to a different vehicle. The officer requested assistance to his location, placed a spike belt and returned to his police vehicle to await assistance.

    While the officer was waiting for assistance, a confrontation occurred that resulted in the officer discharging his service pistol.

    The man sustained a single gunshot wound that resulted in serious, but not life-threatening injuries. He was treated on scene by EMS, transported to hospital and admitted. He remains in hospital.

    The Ford F250 was determined to have been stolen approximately 5 days earlier from Saskatoon and the licence plate was also determined to have been stolen.

    With the investigation underway, ASIRT will not make any further comment until the matter is concluded.


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