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Heartland Funeral Service

4915 49 Street
Innisfail, AB T4G 1P3
(403) 227-0006

Metcalfe Funeral Chapel

4200 49th Avenue
Innisfail, AB T4G 1M6
(403) 227-3123

Our Lady of Peace Parish

4304 49 Ave
Innisfail, AB T4G 1M6
(403) 227-3932

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Helping hand from Good Samaritan ends in death on side of Alberta road - CBC.ca

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Alberta highway.RCMP said a northbound truck and trailer crossed the median and ended up in the west ditch of the Queen Elizabeth 2 Highway in the Innisfail region early Thursday morning.They said the driver and a motorist who had stopped to offer assistance were standing outside the rig when a southbound semi ran into debris from the first accident and ended up striking both people.Two people were killed early Thursday morning when a semi-truck hit them as they stood outside another truck that was stuck in the ditch on Highway 2. (RCMP)The victims — who were Calgary residents — have been identified by friends, social media posts and GoFundMe fundraising campaigns.Calgary firefighter Brian McAsey wrote on Facebook that his sister, Heather McAsey Anderson, was the Good Samaritan who had just driven his niece to Edmonton and was returning home.He says he's proud of the way his sister lived and died. Friends of McAsey Anderson hope to raise funds for funeral expenses.Friends of Elayarajas Balasundrum, the stranded driver, are trying to raise money to return his body to India for a traditional funeral.The highway's southbound lanes were closed for several hours for an investigation.Speed, alcohol and road conditions have been r...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/fatal-highway-crash-innisfail-1.3917944

Friends of trucker killed in fatal crash crowdfunding for funeral expenses - Calgary Herald

Friday, June 2, 2017

Elayaraja Balasundaram (pictured here) and Heather McAsey Anderson were killed on the QE II near Innisfail after a semi-truck crashed into the pair.After an early-morning crash Thursday claimed the lives of a stranded truck driver and the Good Samaritan who stopped to help, friends are donating to send the driver’s body to India to be with his family.Elayaraja Balasundaram and Heather McAsey Anderson were killed on the QE II near Innisfail after a semi-truck crashed into the pair. McAsey Anderson had pulled over to help Balasundaram after he lost control of his semi-truck and went into the ditch.Balasundaram was born in India before moving to Canada, and friends have started a GoFundMe page to send his body to India “for the final rites, funeral costs and the unexpected expenses that come with a sudden loss like this.”So far, the campaign has raised $14,755 of the $30,000 goal.“At just 36 years old, this was a sudden and heartbreaking loss for his friends and family and anyone that’s ever come in contact with Elayaraja,” read a statement on the GoFundMe page. “Any excess money wil...
http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/friends-of-trucker-killed-in-fatal-crash-crowdfunding-for-funeral-expenses

Scandia cowboy wins bull riding crown - Brooks Bulletin

Friday, November 4, 2016

Jenna Shearer of New Dayton 4.1 seconds, Trey Broderson of Vauxhall 4.3 seconds and Walker Long of Irvine 4.4 seconds.Junior bull riding: Owen Berreth of Airdrie 74 points, Riley Gagnon of Innisfail 70 points, Tyler Gagnon of Innisfail 69.5 points and Kaydunn Henry of Raymond 65 points.Steer wrestling: Jeff Heggie of Cardson 5.9 seconds, Dax Eagle bear of Standoff 7.9 seconds, Mike Trautman of Lethbridge 14.6 seconds and Matt Klatt of Foremost 15.1 seconds.Saddle bronc: Kolby Wanchuk of Sherwood Park 70.5 points, Kole Ashbacker of Arrowwood 70 points, Tyson Ulrich of Climax, Saskatchewan 68 points and Ricky Warren of Hudsons Hope, B.C. 64 points.Team roping Jason Schmidt and Clint Schriener and Mike Powelson and Scott Siemens split top spot with times of 6.4 seconds.Bull riding: Colten Schuett of Scandia 71.5 points, Jeff Hudson of Nanton 71 points, Buck Moen of Elrose, Saskatchewan 69.5 points and Ron Hunt of Nanton 67 points.Round TwoSteer riding: Season leader Blake Smith of Abby, Saskatchewan 71.5 points, Dickston Tattrie of Youngstown 71.5 points, Kole Dolgopol of Irvine 71 points, Tyler Mitchell of Bow Island 69 points.Bareback bronc riding: Strawbs Jones 76 points, Carson Stevenson of Strathmore 73 points and Buck Moen of Elrose 52 points.Novice bronc riding: Lane Ferguson of Granum 67 points, Kale Hughson 65.5 points and K’s Thomson 64 points.Ladies barrel racing: Bailey O’donnell of Lethbridge 14.63 seconds, Mardi Yarashenko of Maple Creek 14.71 seconds, Lindsay Beach of Cochrane 14.91 seconds and Dana Lovell of Medicine Hat 15.03 seconds.Junior barrel racing: Rylee Wilson of Gleichen 14.91 seconds, Jenna Urasaki of Coaldale 14.96 seconds, Kelby Keeley of Claresholm 15.09 seconds, Janae Wilson of Maple Creek 15.2 seconds.Lil Rascals barrel racing. Lucy Smith of Raymond 15.15 seconds, Kodi Ralph of Raymond 15.34 seconds, Lily Wilson 15.4 seconds and Tynell Schooten of Vulcan 15.53 seconds.Breakaway roping: Walker Long of Irvine three seconds, Cammie Fox of Cardson 3.7 seconds, Carla Olstad of Medicine Hat 4.6 seconds and Trey Broderson of Vauxhall 4.7 seconds.Junior bull riding: Owen Berreth of Airdrie 68 points and Tyler Craig of Crossfield 64 points.Steer wrestling: Matt Klatt of Foremost 5.2 seconds, Mike Trautman of Lethbridge 6.2 seconds, Jeff Heggie Cardston 6.9 seconds and Arlan Minue of New Dayton 14 seconds.Saddle bronc: Kolby Wanchuk of Sherwood Park 78 points, Ricky Warren of Hudsons Hope, B.C. 77 points and Kole Ashbacher 74 points.Team roping: Jeff Heggie and Justin Kraft 6.8 seconds, Travis Kellett and Mike Smith 20.6 seconds and Rob Haig and Blake Newton 21.1 seconds.Bull riding: Colten Schuett of Scandia 73.5 points, Ron Hunt of Nanton 68 points and K’s Thomson of Lundbreck 66 points.Round ThreeSteer riding: Blake Smith 71.5 points, Quade Hughson of Foremost 67 points, Lucas Dunand of Claresholm 66.5 points and Trayden Hoffman of Scandia 65.5 points.Calf roping: Mace Perozak 10.5 seconds, Danny Finnerty of Duchess 10.9 seconds, Lyle Kathrein of Claresholm 13 seconds and Justin Hatch of Magrath 13.8 seconds. Season leader Danny Finnety was the only tie down roper to place in all three rounds.Bronc riding: Strawbs Jones 74 points, Brett Williams 73.5 points, Buck Moen 70 points and Carson Stevenson 69.5 points.Novice bronc riding: Lane Ferguson 69 points and K’s Thomson 67.5 points.Lad...
http://brooksbulletin.com/default.aspx?contentid%3D5707

Calgary murder victim Nadia El-Dib laid to rest on Easter Sunday - Globalnews.ca

Thursday, April 12, 2018

RCMP officer was injured after a shootout west of Edmonton near Evansburg, Alta. on Thursday night.WATCH: Mason Davis captured this audio from a police scanner during the tense moments when an Alberta RCMP officer was shot and a murder suspect killed west of Edmonton near Evansburg.It started when RCMP said an officer spotted a man who was believed to be wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, and a chase began after he failed to stop his vehicle.In the confrontation that followed, police say the suspect was killed and the RCMP officer suffered minor injuries. Sgt. Brian Topham, 59, was airlifted to hospital in Edmonton after a bullet grazed his head. He was released on Sunday.READ MORE: Evansburg RCMP officer recovering after shootout with murder suspect west of EdmontonLet's block ads! (Why?)...

A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet News

Thursday, April 12, 2018

I said to the seniors, ‘If you can’t get along with the Catholics, you’re free to leave!’” It should be noted the seniors have not gone anywhere. Originally from Alberta, Father Bob was ordained in 1971 as a priest in the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). The Order was founded in 1816 and has had a presence in British Columbia since 1858. The apostolic Oblates focused on outreach to remote and/or wilderness areas, which B.C. was at the time of the Gold Rush. “The Oblates were there, right at the beginning of the colonization of B.C.,” adds Father Bob, who says those early priests were so young that they were described as altar boys. He can quote the early history of the Oblates in B.C. chapter and verse, but is also fascinated by Canadian military history. He says that’s related to one of his mother’s brothers, who went overseas with the RCAF during the Second World War and was killed in action. “My mother had all these letters and pictures but had no time to organize them. But I thought, ‘If we don’t value his contributions, who’s going to?’ He sacrificed his life for this country, so I felt I owed him that and so I took every photo and every scrap of paper and put them in order.” After he began living here, Father Bob became intrigued by the history of local veterans, particularly the “Boys of Lillooet” whose names are inscribed on the cenotaph on the lawn outside the District Office. “I said to myself, ‘Who are you? Who are you?’” He then spent years researching their lives and eventually produced two volumes (World War One and World War Two) of priceless biographical material - old black and white and sepia photos, precious personal letters written from the front lines, military records and his own conversations with their siblings and other family members - that preserves the memory of the “Boys of Lillooet” for posterity. “Those fellows grew up here, lived within a five or 10-mile radius of downtown Lillooet and they never came back,” he says softly. “I thought they should be remembered and we should be proud of them.” Father Bob believes “history is made up of local people. It’s more than what Prince Charles has done. It’s people who are walking down the street. There’s history there, too.” He continues, “And it’s a good story if you go back and find out what happened. I remember hearing an interview with Mark Forsythe on the CBC and he was coming to Lytton for a public forum on the Gold Rush. It was also about the opening up of the Lillooet area and it was an eye-opener, too. I believe in history and I like to know history. I think the history of Lillooet makes you appreciate the place where you live. And for visitors, so much of B.C.’s history took place within a half mile of here.” He says, “Sometimes I’ll go down to Seton Lake and just sit there and I’ll ask people who are visiting for the day if they know where they are and what happened here. It makes it more interesting for them if they know some of the local history.” Father Bob acknowledges he’s “dealing with the reality of being a senior” and some health challenges involving his eyesight, but hopes to continue living here. “Why would I want to leave Lillooet?” he asks. “The environment here...
http://www.lillooetnews.net/news/local-news/a-reflective-father-bob-haggarty-looks-back-on-his-time-in-lillooet-1.23255506

Conservation group says Alberta grizzly, Bear 148, shot dead in BC - CTV News

Thursday, April 12, 2018

PM EDT EDMONTON -- Conservationists are mourning the death of a female grizzly bear that had been moved from a popular area west of Calgary this summer to a remote park in northwest Alberta. Stephen Legault of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative said Bear 148 was shot by a hunter on Sunday after wandering into British Columbia from its new home. Legault said the bear was just becoming old enough to have cubs. "What is really sad is that we have lost the potential that this grizzly bear represented for the further recovery of the threatened species in Alberta," he said Wednesday. He noted that grizzly bears are often killed after being struck on highways and by trains. "The fact that this bear was killed by a hunter illustrates the fact that there are many threats to these animals." The B.C. government plans to ban the killing of grizzly bears for trophy, but not until after this hunting season. Parks Canada and the Alberta government later confirmed the death of Bear 148. "This outcome underlines the need for more collaboration across jurisdictions to co-ordinate wildlife and people management at a landscape level," Parks Canada said in an email. Bear 148 was moved in July from its range near Banff and Canmore, Alta., to Kakwa Wildland Park. The bear never hurt anyone but had gotten too close to people dozens of times since it was born in the Banff National Park a...