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CAFF announces nominees for best films

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19 films nominated for awards at Central Alberta Film Festival (CAFF).

Central Alberta Film Festival (CAFF) announces nominees for best films

19 out of nearly 40 films being shown at Carnival Cinemas during the Central Alberta Film Festival between February 20th and 23rd have been nominated for awards, which will be presented at a ceremony on February 23rd after a special screening of Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story.

“The festival is showing some amazing films,” says Don Tjart, CAFF vice-president. “The nominees for this year’s awards are special, though. There are going to be some difficult choices.”

There are three nominees for Best Feature Narrative. Barren & Empty The Sea tells the story of Esteban, who becomes a stranger in his own village overnight. In Prairie Dog, reports begin to come in regarding a mysterious animal roaming the farmlands of Brada County. In Cor Values, which was filmed in central Alberta, a young reporter travels back to his home town, only to find out home is not what it once was.

There are four nominees for Best Feature Documentary. Before the Plate follows a single plate of food backwards to the farms its ingredients came from. From Seed to Seed is a Canadian perspective on a global social movement that regenerates the land, farming, and communities. Last of the Fur Traders shares the adventures of a worker on the Arctic Ocean for the Hudson’s Bay Company. RISE: The Story of Augustines tells the tale of one of the most celebrated independent bands in the world.

Nominees for Best Short Narrative are Beautiful Idiot, Emily, The Wall, Beautiful Cake, Amen, and Cambion. Nominees for Best Short Documentary are Waniska, Salaam B’y, Farm, Finding Water, Once a Raider, Always a Raider: Inside the St. Albert Raiders Hockey Club, and Power on Water.

Film descriptions, screening times, and tickets can be found at cafilmfestival.ca.

About Central Alberta Film Festival (CAFF)

Central Alberta Film Festival is a not-for-profit cultural organization with a mission to educate, support and promote cinematography and film making in Alberta and Canada. CAFF is a bridge between the audience, critics and the contemporary filmmakers who want to showcase and discuss their work. This festival is a platform to incubate Albertan, Canadian, and international talent. In a rapidly evolving film industry, CAFF is a catalyst to enhance cinematic experience with excellence, and support Canadian artistic values. The third annual Central Alberta Film Festival will take place February 20-23, 2019.

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See Arlene Dickinson and support The Lending Cupboard

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From The Lending Cupboard:

The Lending Cupboard Winter Luncheon featuring Arlene Dickinson

We are gearing up for a fabulous event. With only days away tickets are available until Friday. Break up winter and join us to hear an inspirational presentation by Arlene Dickinson, experience a delicious meal choice and support a worthy charity. There will be some great draw prizes as well eg. a sneak peek of just a few include – a 2 day stay & spa retreat in Radium, Food with Friends Cook with Meg for 6, that’s Meg Tucker our very own top finalist Master Chef Canada, Calgary Flames hockey tickets & signed jersey.

The Lending Cupboard serves Central Albertans who are either temporarily or permanently physically challenged and desperately need to use equipment to help with mobility.  This year well over 10,000 Central Albertans will need The Lending Cupboard.    By attending the Winter Luncheon you are supporting parents, grandparents, family members, work colleagues… your loved ones.

Tickets for the winter luncheon are available at www.tickets.blackknightinn.ca or by calling 403-755-6626.

 

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RCMP looking for this Red Deer man in connection to home invasion robbery at Innisfail

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Devyn Michael Hendriksen (23 yrs) of Red Deer

From Innisfail RCMP

RCMP seek public assistance in identifying suspect of a home invasion robbery

On November 24, 2019, at approximately 2:26 am, Innisfail RCMP received a complaint of an armed robbery and home invasion at an apartment in Innisfail Alberta.  The suspects had fled.
RCMP investigation revealed that the suspects, two males and a female, gained entry to an apartment located on the top floor of the Innisfail Hotel.  Once they entered the apartment they ordered the male and female victims not to move and stole a quantity of property before exiting the building and fleeing in a blue PT cruiser style vehicle.

Update:
On January 10th 2020 RCMP Innisfail requested the public assist to identify a female observed on CCTV at the scene of the crime.  RCMP received numerous crime stoppers tips from the public and the female was identified.
Charges have been successfully laid and one individual remains wanted on a warrant in connection with this incident.

Kayla Jackson (23 years) of Red Deer Alberta has been charged with:
·                 Robbery with a firearm
·                 Unlawfully in a dwelling house
·                 Forcible entry
·                 Fail to comply
Jackson was released by OIC undertaking to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court Feb 26th 2020

Benjamin William Bjarnson (33 years) of Red Deer Alberta has been charged with:
·                 Robbery with a firearm
·                 Unlawfully in a dwelling house
·                 Disguise with intent
·                 Possess weapon for a dangerous purpose
·                 Pointing a firearm
·                 Use of a firearm in an indictable offence
·                 Forcible entry
Bjarnson has been remanded to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court Jan 28th 2020

Devyn Michael Hendriksen (23 yrs) of Red Deer Alberta has been charged with:
·                 Robbery with a firearm
·                 Unlawfully in a dwelling house
·                 Disguise with intent
·                 Possess weapon for a dangerous purpose
·                 Pointing a firearm
·                 Use of a firearm in an indictable offence
·                 Forcible entry
Hendriksen is currently WANTED on warrants related to this incident.  RCMP are currently seeking information on his location.

Innisfail RCMP are thankful to the public for assisting with this investigation.

If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact the Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3341 or your local police service.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com (http://www.p3tips.com/ ) or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play store.

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