A local running team completed the Canadian Death Race in Grande Cache over the August long weekend in very muddy conditions.
The Canadian Death Race in Grande Cache was on a local runner's bucket list.
Running enthusiast Carol Burk from Olds completed the race with her team that she met through the Running Room in Red Deer.
She says the race has to be completed in 24 hours and they finished in 19 hours. It includes 5 legs of various distances and challenges. According to Burk, she completed her 19 kilometer leg in 2 hours, 34 minutes.
Burk says last year her team was 5 minutes late of the cut off time and they could not finish the race.
She says this time around they were 42nd out of 79 relay teams and 24th out of 42 in the mixed relay teams.
Burk will be 68 years old in 2 weeks and she tells new runners to hang in there.
Burk says she slipped and broke her little toe and needed 5 stitches in her elbow on the Tuesday before the race on the Heritage Day long weekend.
Up next she will be running the 50 Ultra Grizzly Relay in October and a few more races in September including the 5 Peaks in Canmore.
Listen to 96.5 CKFM's entire Canadian Death Race conversation with Carol Burk.
Innisfail RCMP provided an update on Friday night (January 18th) that nearly all of the stolen property that was outstanding from a break and enter to a rural property east of the town of Innisfail has been located.
Farm Credit Canada has released the 5 key economic trends in agriculture to watch in 2019.
Chief Economist at FCC J.P Gervais says market access is critical and there are lots of different trends that have an impact on the bottom line of farm operations here in Alberta. He says there is always the potential to see supply grow in commodities in 2019.
The 26th annual Alberta Farm Animal Care Livestock Care Conference is coming to Olds this spring. The 2019 edition of the event is planned for March 20th and 21st at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites. The Alberta Farm Animal Care Awards of Distinction will be presented there as well.
The General Manager of Westview Co-op is excited to add Consort and Hanna to the local Co-op family. Dennis Lang says Westview Co-op has acquired Fox Lake Agro Services - which has locations in Consort and Hanna - as well as Hanna Building Supplies.
The Spruce View Citizens of the Year for 2019, Dick & Jean Foesier, will be honoured during the Spruce View Lions Annual Charter Night. It is coming up on Saturday, January 19 at the Spruce View Community Hall.
The Community Learning Campus and Olds College are hosting a "Ride for Mental Health". Recreation & Special Events Programmer at the CLC Steven Bowie says it is free for members of the community to drop in even without a gym membership. The ride will be a two day event this year at the CLC Fitness Centre on January 25th and 26th.
According to Transport Canada tighter regulations that would impose age limits, knowledge tests and registration requirements on all drone operators are set to take effect this year - with June 1st, 2019 being the date for most of the changes. Earl Dreeshen - the Red Deer-Mountain View MP - says these rules are important to ensure the safety of Canadians. However, he adds, with technology moving quickly you want to make sure not hinder innovation either.