The Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society's goal is to start construction on a shelter within the next year. Currently, they are not operating a physical facility. President of the Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society Joe Carignan says the funds from the Royal LePage Wildrose Suitcase Party on Friday, May 3rd will go towards the project.
$23,500 was collected during the Royal LePage Wildrose Suitcase Party Fundraiser on Friday, May 3rd.
Joe Carignan, President of the Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society, says the funds will go towards building a shelter for Mountain View County located in Olds.
He adds, they hope to start construction within the next year.
They sold 135 tickets for the event which included supper, and live & silent auctions.
The mystery destination getaway that weekend was a trip to the Pomeroy Kananaskis Lodge.
The next suitcase party is planned for May 8th, 2020.
A hit & run incident on the Sunchild First Nation during the early morning hours of Friday, May 17th has claimed the life of a 39 year old mother of five. Rocky Mountain House RCMP are seeking information from anyone who may have seen this incident which occurred on the main road, about 2.2 kilometres west of the school road.
Airdrie RCMP are investigating a car jacking which occurred in Crossfield. A 16 year old male reported that his vehicle was taken by two males with a firearm on Saturday at about 11:55am. Police say the victim was approached by two males, one of which allegedly produced a handgun.
Didsbury council approved the town's 2019 tax rate bylaw during the regular meeting on Tuesday, May 14th. Mayor Rhonda Hunter says there will be a 2% decrease for the business community on the non-residential side. As for residential ratepayers, there is a 2% increase. Hunter adds the assessments overall in the community are down compared to last year, generally due to the economic outlook in Alberta. Non-residential ratepayers will save about $70 in taxes compared to last year, following a discussion with the Didsbury Chamber according to Mayor Hunter.