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RCMP charge Central Alberta woman with murdering her husband

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  • On Feb. 27, 2019, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Blackfalds RCMP along with Red Deer RCMP responded to a disturbance in Red Deer County.

    Police arrived on scene and discovered a deceased male inside a residence.

    The RCMP Major Crimes Unit North attended and took carriage of the investigation with assistance from Blackfalds RCMP, Red Deer RCMP and RCMP Forensic Identification Services.

    An autopsy was conducted on Feb. 28, 2019 at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Calgary. The victim has been identified as Matthew Berresford (36).

    Robin Berresford (36) has been charged with murder and was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Red Deer Provincial Court on March 5, 2019.

    While the investigation continues, the RCMP confirm that they are not seeking any other suspects in relation to this incident.

    As this matter is now before the court no further information will be provided.

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    City of Red Deer

    The 67th Street / 30 Avenue Roundabout will be a construction zone all summer!

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  • From the City of Red Deer

    Construction detours at 67 Street/30 Avenue roundabout

    Starting May 28, there will be lane closures and detours in place at the 67 Street/30 Avenue roundabout.

    Crews will be reinstalling a sanitary pipe connection as part of warranty repairs related to the previously installed underground infrastructure.

    Throughout the work, the following lane closure/detours will be in place:

    •   The dedicated turning lane from eastbound 67 Street to southbound 30 Avenue will be closed. Drivers can continue to turn south through the roundabout.
    •   Upon exiting the roundabout on westbound 67 Street, two lanes will merge into one lane. This single lane will then detour around a work site on the median.
    •   The pedestrian trail on the south side of 67 Street will be closed. Pedestrians will be detoured to the north side of 67 Street.Please see the attached detour map for more information.
      This closure is expected to last for up to three months, but is weather dependent.
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    Lacombe Teacher Receives Prime Minister’s Award

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  • Government of Canada News Release

    Steven Schultz, a Grades 10 – 12 Mechatronics-Robotics teacher at École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School has been awarded a Prime Minister’s Award, Certificate of Excellence.

    Mr. Schultz will be celebrated at an awards ceremony with the Prime Minister on May 28 in Ottawa.

    The Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence honour outstanding and innovative elementary and secondary school teachers in all disciplines. Recipients are recognized for their leadership and exemplary teaching practices as well as for their commitment to help the next generation of Canadians gain the knowledge and skills they need for future success in a world inspired by ideas and driven by innovation.

    From robotics to beekeeping, Mr. Schultz shares his wide-ranging passions with students and engages them through hands-on projects and activities that have inspired a surge of interest in STEM fields in central Alberta.

    The Prime Minister’s Awards, offered at the Certificate of Excellence (national) and Certificate of Achievement (regional) levels, carry cash prizes of $5,000 and $1,000 respectively. Each recipient receives a letter and a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.

    Steven David Schultz

    Certificate of Excellence Recipient

    General Science, Chemistry, Electro-Technology, Agriculture, Green Certificate
    Beekeeping, Mechatronics-Robotics, grades 10–12
    École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School, Lacombe, Alberta

    “Steve is helping to shape Lacombe one child at a time. His energy and drive are matched only by his sincere commitment to helping his students.”
    — President, community environmental association

    Steven Schultz started a robotics program 15 years ago, that has since involved hundreds of students at 10 schools. He shares his project-based approach, and STEM and robotics activities, with teachers and students in schools and orphanages around the world.

    Teaching approach

    A great listener, Steven finds the positive in any situation, encouraging students, regardless of ability, race or gender, to pursue their passions and strengths. Inspired by multiple intelligences theory, he uses project-based learning strategies to help students gain confidence and improve performance.

    In the classroom

    • Goes beyond the curriculum with EcoVision environmental projects—building a tropical greenhouse, establishing a two-acre garden and launching a composting program—that allow students to develop leadership, communication and innovation skills not possible in the classroom.
    • Pioneered a robotics team for young people to learn programming, design, mechanics and electronics skills; has led to considerable interest in STEM subjects in central Alberta.
    • Integrates technology to enhance teaching and learning: computer-assisted instruction supplements classroom time in electro-technology and robotics course; Netflix and YouTube videos sustain beekeeping course over the winter, when students can’t access the hives.
    • Leads international trips to extend learning: students learned about recycling, biodiversity and Indigenous culture in Costa Rica, and developed lesson plans in Kenya.

    Outstanding achievements

    • Secured partnerships with a college leading to mechatronics and robotics program for high school students, and another college to develop the first-of-its-kind high school Green Certificate beekeeping program; students then launched the urban beekeeping program with municipality.
    • Has been part of Science 30 curriculum development team for Alberta Education for 25 years, developing and testing innovative diploma exam questions, and reviewing and marking exams.
    • Classes are continually above provincial averages; less than one percent of students have failed his courses over 25 years, including diploma-level courses in chemistry and science.
    • School named Canada’s Greenest School in 2018 (tied for first); robotics team regularly earns spot in world championships; Steven named 2018 Citizen of the Year by local chamber of commerce.
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