- Blood donor clinic at the RMH Centre draws 58 people.
- Will Sinclair High School Senior Band wins CBC's "Hockey Night
in Canada" theme competition.
- New Year's Baby, Rebecca Ariel DeRaadt, arrives at 8:03 a.m. January
- RCMP, Town dignitaries, cab companies meet to discuss problems in
local taxi industry.
- Town and Country curling bonspiel held, with A, B and C events.
- Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation transports wildlife from Elk Island
National Park to region west of Rocky.
- Rocky EMS gets better equipped, large ambulance.
- Mark Rowles, 32, of Rocky, involved in serious snowmobile accident.
- New building permits in Rocky in 2001 said to exceed $20.5 million,
according to Town management.
- Good Neighbors: Bill Duhamel, Ruben Odenbach,
- Local minor hockey product Ryley Layden named captain of WHL Lethbridge
- Dovercourt bingo distributes funds raised to charities and non-profit
- Local pharmacist Pat Jacobsen lands job as shuttle driver at Salt
Lake City Olympics.
- Nazarene Church performance celebrates a Family Christmas.
- Federation of REAs meets to discuss deregulation of retail electricity
- Town Council votes down the south site proposed for new high school.
- Two local men, Philip Mah and Dale Thompson, both die on same day
in separate, unrelated car accidents.
- Rocky Museum moves Forestry cabin from old building to new compound.
- Died: Alexandria Bourke Gladwin-Pilon, 27: Carol Stel; Edna Irene
Brown, 89; Barbara Jean Bysterveld, 43; Gertrude Zimmer, 86; Lauretta
Fredine, 79; Saldo "Sal" Kolga; Virginia Belle; Helen Marie
Gant, 77; Neil Alvin Cameron; Philip Mah, 23; Dale Arthur Thompson,
31; William Robert Vardy Laing, 87; Doreen Payne, 63; Helen Mannix;
Gordon Gouda, 75; Opal Elizabeth Bechtel, 90; Betty Teasdale Bradshaw;
Lynne Doreen Otteson; and Frank Alba Johnson, 92.
- Teachers union members face mediation talks February 1.
- RCMP say impaired driving incidents increasing in and around Rocky.
- Eddie Shack's comedy hockey game for charity raises about $1,800 for
local minor hockey.
- Sundre RCMP ordered by judge to return Colin Foley's cannabis marijuana
growing apparatus after he presents Health Canada permit for the equipment.
Seized plants are not returned.
- Catholic School Division faces strike action by teachers union.
- Rolf's Grocery Store robbed at gunpoint, thief flees on foot down
- Chamber Awards: Dick and Irene Howard, "Community Builders,"
Arie DeBruyn Family named ASB "Farm Family of the Year"; Shelley
and Vance Curtis, Community Service Award; Betty Miller, Humanitarian
Award; Mellisa Hollingsworth, Junior Achievement Aw ard; and R.L. Zengel,
V.C., Branch No. 8 Royal Canadian Legion, Corporate Service Award.
- Clearwater County turns down Merv Pidherney's request for industrial
subdivision tax relief.
- Junior curlers win "B" side in Lacombe bonspiel.
- Nordegg Volunteer Fire Department gets a new rescue unit.
- RCMP meet with Town Council, saying they need more people and more
money to combat Rocky's serious drug problem.
- Catholic teachers settle with division for 11.5 per cent salary increase.
- Agreement reached for high school construction at current rodeo grounds.
- Stampede board states rodeo will move to new North Saskatchewan River
- Ruth Peterson was a good neighbor of the week.
- Died: Hilda Johnson, 64; Kent Howard Maxwell; Ken O'Toole, 41; Ivy
Wright, 84; Helen Petersen, 82; Bob Cleveland Bugbee, 84; Susan May
Banks; Alleen Esther Garnett, 83; Joseph Louis Chevallier, 82; Donna
Marie Lundy, 63; Howard Wilson Park; and John Henry Winchester, 84.
- Motorcycle club held ice races at Cow Lake
- Rocky Titans boxers win big at Silver Gloves tournament
- Safety Depot rink wins 17th annual Farmers' Bonspiel
- Dogsled racers Reitz, Kathan win medals in B.C.
- Leslieville artist Gisele Petersen donates large sum to Friends of
- RCMP say quick thinking by Stewart Enterprises employees may have
saved a life after man injured at logging site.
- Wild Rose School Division teachers say they're prepared to strike.
- Kamikawa High School students experience Rocky Mountain House area,
a visit delayed by last September's terrorist attacks.
- Rocky Rams men's hockey team wins last game of season, but finishes
dead last in standings.
- Rocky Flipz Gymnastic Club brings back gold medals from Red Deer Exalta
- Barracuda Swim Club having money problems as pool renovations start
- Family Services funding cuts said to have large impact on Rocky, Caroline
- Queen's Bench judge throws out sexual assault charge against Cst.
- Annual Festival of Culture held at RMH Centre, featuring food, dancing
- Alberta Teachers Association's strike vote was delayed.
- Pidherney's Light Industrial subdivision gets early registration by
- Charges were laid against several in Rolf's Grocery store armed robbery.
- Nordegg Mine Site gains recognition as a National Historic Site.
- Local soldier Capt. Alex Watson was doing high-profile work in Afghanistan.
- Will Sinclair High School students earn up to $3,000 in scholarships.
- Global television adventure comes to a close for local woman Asia
- Daniel Kostuch, 27, sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempting
to arrange the murder of his mother.
- Bishop Victoria Matthews speaks at International Women's Day banquet.
- Canadian Forces recruits in Rocky area for Canadian Rangers program.
- Town Council forbids bus parking on 47th Avenue after petition and
complaints from local residents.
- Vast majority of Wild Rose School Division teachers favor strike action.
- Missing" Rocky resident Sydney Sabine returns from B.C. vacation.
- Clearwater County announces three major projects in Nordegg this year.
- Boys and Girls Club to open Rocky Chapter Mar. 8.
- Died: Edwin Roy Kubik, 52; Dorothy Lamar, 93; Aldrich Leslie Larson,
60; Donald Albert LaCount, Mabel Virginia DeBoer, 73; Alvin Edward Parenteau,
61; Harold Allan Hankinson, 80; Tom Coulridge Wickins; Barbara Wadman,
99; and Laura Kuzio, 65.
- Nordegg area ice climbing challenge was held.
- Lord's Food Bank stats indicated heavy use.
- Town Council rejects cab driver application on grounds of criminal
- Bighorn access planners held an open house in Rocky.
- Phil Lacerte named Rocky Fish and Game "member of the year."
- Rocky Figure Skating Club hosted "The Groovy Sixties" skating
- EUB says Husky Energy not to blame for 2001 underground explosion.
- Four Rocky Minor Hockey teams made provincial play-offs this month.
- Town Council spent more time in private than in regular meeting.
- Good Neighbors: Debbie and Dwayne Hammel, Doug and Elaine Reay.
- Residents, energy companies, local governments began to form a stakeholders
- Real estate agents say land is at a premium in and around Rocky, hoteliers
say business is slow.
- Chamber of Commerce presented a three-year Main Street revitalization
- Bighorn access meeting finds only common ground is that "change
- Cross-country skier Alison Madlung places third at national championships
- Clearwater County passes new policy tightening funds to community
- Local volunteer groups shocked by demise of Community Lottery Board
- Resident angry about Town cutting garbage bag limit from five to three.
- Both Town and County see modest population growth, states Stats Canada
- Provincial government sponsors Water workshop in RMH Centre.
- Died: Mary Wilson, 67; Myrtle Esther Garlock, 87; Peter Koples, 90;
Tom Killian, 91; Anne Margaret Fletcher, 78; William Graham, 84; Phillip
Wilson, 66; John Pollitt, 85; Clarence Wren, 89; Kent Robert Summerson
Moffit, 52; Donald Leslie Chamberla in, 34; and Robert Theodore Hammond,
- The Rocky Rural Electrification Association celebrated their 50th
- An electrical fire destroyed a trailer in the Stauffer area.
- The Lord's Food Bank charity joined "Think Food," a national
program that pays for ink cartridges being dropped off as donations.
- The construction of the new swimming pool was in progress.
- Donald Mark Clague was named Petro-Canada's Vice President.
- The Rocky Mountain House Alberta Agriculture Office was closed because
- Clearwater County hired Special Constable Terry Miller.
- The Alberta Cancer Board's Screen Test program to detect breast cancer
was brought to Rocky (the David Thompson Health Region) for the first
- Members of the Nazarene Church shaved their heads for cancer, raising
- The Chamber of Commerce planned to spruce up Main Street by planting
more trees and flowers.
- A vehicle smashed through the front window of Guardian Drugs because
the driver hit the gas when intending to hit the brakes.
- Bob Mills met with Clearwater County councilors to discuss the Kyoto
Protocol and the proposed Species at Risk legislation.
- A man from Olds formed a society to protect the wild horses of Alberta.
- The Nitchi Creek band performed a final concert in Rocky.
- Two men survived after their helicopter crashed 40 km southwest of
Rocky. The men were rescued by Rocky's emergency rescue teams and they
each suffered minor injuries.
- The Town met to discuss ways to turn the old post office into a shelter
for the homeless.
- Local pilot, Brian Hilbert, was honored and given the St. John Award
- Rocky Co-op reported a record year, making over $31 million.
- World class speed skater, Beorn Nijenhuis, joined a professional Dutch
team after winning junior championships and setting world records.
- A 34-year-old male was found dead at a well site near Caroline.
- Students from local high schools protested against Bill 12 (teachers
withdrawing their voluntary services).
- RCMP investigated a home invasion robbery and three masked males were
arrested and charged.
- The Northern Crossing Music and Drama Society performed Lil' Abner
at RMH Centre.
- The Ram River Gas Plant achieved a record annual production volume
of 195 billion cubic feet.
- Died: Henri LeCerf, 71; Kenneth Lemley, 78; Arthur Nichols, 86; Lawrence
Thompson, 61; Clarice Sinclair, 86; Marjorie Phyllis Williams, 86; Wilbert
Norman Oja, 77; and Robert Smith, 67.
- Matthew Smith of Winnipeg set off from the North Saskatchewan River
by canoe, hoping to reach Nova Scotia by November (he stopped in Oct.
on Lake Superior).
- Local bands excelled at Kiwanis Festival in Red Deer.
- The Will Sinclair, David Thompson High School, Caroline and St. Matthew
Catholic School's classes of 2002 graduated.
- Regan Long, a teacher from Ecole Rocky Elementary, was awarded the
provincial government's Excellence in Teaching award.
- A by-law was passed, raising the pay of members of Town Council.
- Good conditions and a great crowd made Caroline's Bighorn Rodeo a
- Pioneer Middle School celebrated 25 years in operation.
- Foothills Mechanical celebrated 20 years in operation.
- An application for a pig barn near Frisco frustrated local residents.
- Over 200 local students visited the Agricultural Theme Park at the
Rocky arena where local farmers brought livestock and did presentations.
- Police investigated after campsites at Twin Lakes were trashed. Police
believed that several teens who had been drinking were the culprits.
- The Multiple Sclerosis Society's Super Cities Walk in Rocky, Red Deer
and Stettler raised $95,000.
- The Will Sinclair Gr. 9 band won gold at MusicFest Canada.
- Flipz marked 20 years of gymnastics.
- Carsten Reubeling, former student of Will Sinclair High School, won
a $27,000 scholarship to use for his education in music.
- Died: Leslie Bradshaw, 48; Elizabeth Oastrom, 99; Rose Duncan, 36;
Jim Winchester, 82.
- The Rocky Motorcycle Club hosted a motocross race at the Table-Top
- The Bighorn Heritage ATV society hosted a meeting and 300 people attended
who were concerned about the fate of the ATV trails within the Bighorn
- Town Council approved a new site for the rodeo park and recreation
- A 1,670 hectare fire was out of control, 50 km northwest of Rocky.
The fire extended onto the Sunchild Reserve and some of the residents
had to be evacuated.
- The Rocky Stampede was held for the last time inside the Town of Rocky
- Ontario students who toured Rocky were hosted by students from Pioneer
- The 22nd annual Ride for Sight was a huge success. The ride raised
- A Gr. 12 class from the O'Chiese School graduated for the first time
in the school's history.
- A 28-year-old male was flown by STARS Air Ambulance to the University
Hospital in Edmonton after he crashed his motorcycle into a street light
- Rocky hosted mountain bike races at Baseline Mountain in a race that
determined which riders would go on to the Alberta Summer Games.
- Aboriginal Day was celebrated at the National Historic Site with native
dancers and food from native culture.
- A walk for Crohn's Disease raised over $11,000.
- Whitewater Kayakers competed in the first of four ATS slalom freestyle
aquabatics at the Brierley Rapids in the North Saskatchewan River.
- Ecole Rocky Elementary Students participated in the Fish in Schools
program. The students raised rainbow trout and released them in Twin
- Over 20 competitors brought their horses and wagons to Heritage and
- Special Constable Brent Craig received a new patrol cruiser, a 2003
Ford Crown Victoria.
- Stop signs were introduced and removed at several intersections in
- Joan McDonald was named citizen of the day during Canada Day Celebrations
at the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site.
- An on again/off again fire ban was reinstated in the West Country
including Clearwater County. The ban resulted in the cancellation of
fireworks for Canada Day.
- Leslieville-area farmer Greg Brownlee publicly complained about his
beef with seismic companies. He alleged a company ruined his water well
and its quality from the explosive charges used near his property.
- Lochearn School's Lynda Currie was recognized for 30 years of teaching.
- Charissa Pinnell was awarded a national scholarship worth $1,000 from
the Miller Thomson LLP law firm.
- The Caroline Ambulance Board bid farewell and a happy retirement to
founding member Andrew Moffat.
- Rocky's Super 8 Motel had its grand opening.
- The Rocky Volunteer Fire Department rescued five stranded boaters
along the North Saskatchewan River.
- Principal Lee Tipman said good-bye to the David Thompson High School
to take a job in Sylvan Lake.
- About 500 people attended a free mammography screening hosted by the
Church of the Nazarene.
- Demolition Derby winners were Dave Mitchler, Colleen Spongberg, Shelby
Cross and Amanda Van Gelderen.
- Thieves stole an older model computer from the Elks Youth Hall in
- The local Mosquito girls' baseball team won silver at the provincial
championships held in Rocky.
- Clearwater County began numbering its roads.
- The Leslieville Hotel escaped serious damage in a fire caused by electrical
complications. The bar was closed for several days.
- Rocky Town Council passed a bylaw prohibiting the planting of flowers
at the Pine Grove Cemetery.
- The Rocky Red Dogs baseball team lost in the second round of playoffs,
ending their season with a 11-7 record.
- The Rocky Wranglers riding team placed second at the Buck Lake Rodeo.
- Lack of feed and high feed prices for cattle becomes an increasing
concern for ranchers in the area.
- Clearwater County declared the county as a drought disaster area.
- Work began on the Good Samaritan Society's continuing care and supportive
- Dreamkeeper Productions began filming at Beaver Lake near Caroline
for a made-for-TV movie.
- Debate began on the new federal electoral boundaries proposed by the
Federal Electoral Commission. Rocky Mountain House would be excluded
in the Red Deer constituency and added to the newly-formed Banff-Cochrane
- The Fury III mountain bike competition at Baseline Mountain hosted
almost 100 riders from all over Alberta.
- Twenty-one area athletes competed at the Alberta Summer Games in Camrose,
bringing home a silver (Zone 4 baseball) and a bronze (mountain biking).
- A herd of bison, owned by Randy McKenzie, broke free and stampeded
through the Arbutus area.
- Three alleged thieves from Calgary were caught during flight by Sylvan
Lake RCMP after breaking into Ram River Sports. They were in possession
of the store's merchandise, including 10 handguns.
- A three-year infrastructure study was completed by Town of Rocky Mountain
House staff to act as a guideline in future development and capital
- Five athletes from the Sunchild and O'Chiese reserves returned with
three medals from the Indigenous Games in Winnipeg.
- About 600 Northern Leopard frogs were released near Crimson Lake for
Alberta Conservation Association's reintroduction program.
- Fifteen local students returned from an exchange trip to Japan to
visit Rocky's sister town, Kamikawa.
- Clearwater County announced to an AEUB member that they are concerned
about abandoned wells in the area, especially older ones that may not
be registered with Alberta First Call.
- The Western Wheels Classic Car show attracted 92 entries, their most
- County councillors approved a request to seek permission from the
Solicitor General to equip special constables with rifles.
- Town of Rocky received a $298,000 grant from Municipal Sponsorship
Program to go toward a fire truck with aerial apparatus (ladder truck).
- Patrick Mandelin (piano), Nathan Sytsma (violin) and Jamie Meyers
(voice) performed at the Rocky Community Centre.
- Dallas Raudebaugh and Roberta Babcock won the David Thompson 10 km
Trail Run in their respective categories at Crimson Lake.
- The Rocky Mountain Lumberjack Association held a lumberjack competition
and Loggers Sports Show.
- Rural beautification winners were: Farm-Dolores and Albert Lucas,
Acreage-Pat and Svend Storm.
- Trunnell House opens at Caroline Museum.
- Francis Strawberry was sentenced to two years in prison for impaired
driving causing death.
- A canoe and kayak race was held for the first time on the North Saskatchewan
River during David Thompson Days.
- The Rocky swimming pool unofficially opened its doors after a year
of renovations costing $2.7 million.
- Alberta Supernet made its provincial debut at St. Matthew Catholic
- Four missing rafters were found alive and well by RCMP and Rocky Search
and Rescue along the Ram River.
- RMH Centre had $26,000 worth of sidewalks installed.
- The Wheels of Time Museum in Caroline celebrated its 10th Anniversary.
- Speed limits on the Oras and Arbutus roads were increased to 100 km/h
and 90 km/h respectively.
- County Council denied a proposed 125-unit Manufactured Home Park on
20 ha (50 acres) along the Angle Road across from the Law subdivision.
- Bradley Kraychy won a new bike when he participated in the Rocky Library's
Summer Reading Program.
- The Rocky Mountain House Food Grains Project raised money for worldwide
work-for-food programs, seed and tools with donated equipment, seed,
manpower and land for a barley crop.
- The Medicine River Wildlife Centre cancelled their raffle for an African
Safari, blaming loss of interest in travel, slow economy and drought.
- Seven Caroline youths replaced the sidewalk at the Elks Youth Hall
through a joint venture with the village and HRDC in Red Deer.
- School is back in session, introducing a new principal for the David
Thompson High School, Kevin Wood.
- Kindergarten classes were moved from the DTHS to the Condor Elementary
- Lochearn School opens its doors after a renovation and gets some new
staff \endash Cory Hall and Darla Houghton.
- Ecole Rocky Elementary got a new bilingual sign for the school and
welcomed six new staff members.
- The remains of 14 individuals from the 1800s, stored at the University
of Alberta for more than 30 years after their discovery during the construction
of a gas plant in 1969, were reburied at the Rocky Mountain House National
Historic Site in a traditional Metis funeral.
- Rocky Search and Rescue and the RMH Volunteer Fire Department dive
team helped in the recovery of a drowning victim, a 34-year-old Benalto
man, at Gosling Lake.
- Next to New donated $24,000 to local charities and programs.
- The Will Sinclair High school Rebels football team lost its season
opener 10-7 to Sylvan Lake.
- Two hole-in-ones were reported at Rocky's Victim's Services Unit's
annual charity golf tournament where Randy Johannesson won a $20,000
prize from Rocky Credit Union and Ryan Shaw won a $5,000 prize from
- Rocky Christian School begins year without a principal.
- St. Matthew Catholic School reports lack of space with 576 enrolled
students, and two new staff members, Vesna Bos and Augusta Mosher, were
- KMS Maverick, a shorthorn bull owned by Katie Songer, won the Supreme
Grand Champion Bull title at the Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong,
B.C., as well as Julia Ann winning the Interclub Champion Yearling Female.
- The Rocky Community Learning Council celebrated 25 years of service.
- The Alberta Foundation of the Arts held one of its board meetings
in Rocky Mountain House.
- Caroline was named 2002 champions for Provincial Communities in Bloom.
- The Rocky Flying Club dedicated its refurbished and newly mounted
Canadair T-33 Silverstar to our freedom and Canadian pilots who flew
during wartime, in front of the Rocky Mountain House Airport.
- The Rocky Air Show at the Rocky Mountain House Airport was touted
as a huge success, with 5,000 spectators and 150 visiting pilots from
all over western Canada in attendance to watch top aerobatics pilots
\endash including Rocky's Ken Fowler \endash and military aircraft perform
- Clearwater County council voted in favour of a deadline extension
of three months for farmers and ranchers to pay their municipal taxes.
- The clean up of coal slag in Nordegg began this month.
- Earl Atwater, 76, received a Canada Post Literacy award for learning
to read at the age of 70.
- Dick Sommerville was appointed as Chief Administrative Officer for
the Village of Caroline.
- Two trees were planted in Caroline's Little Green Park to commemorate
the first anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks in Manhattan,
New York, and Washington, D.C.
- Rocky Mountain House town councillors dedicated a plaque commemorating
the walking trail and the perseverance of the councillors for sticking
with its development in the face of opposition.
- Students at St. Matthew Catholic School raised $12,155 for the 21st
Annual Terry Fox Run.
- Rocky Mountain House town council voted in favour of joining the Rocky
- The Butler family from Leslieville took 10 miniature donkeys with
them to the 2002 Great Donkey and Mule Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
- The annual corn roast in Nordegg went well with about 170 people in
- Work began at North Saskatchewan River Park, the site of the new rodeo
- The logger sport climbing polls were removed from the rodeo grounds.
- RCMP were investigating counterfeit money with 23 phony bills having
been found so far in 2002.
- LeCerf III subdivision lots went on sale with five selling immediately.
- A Leduc hunter was attacked and robbed at his campsite south of the
Brazeau Reservoir, and four men were arrested.
- Jeannette Brouwer was a good neighbour of the week.
- Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation raised $10,000 at their local banquet.
- Died: Don Belcourt, 64; John Charles Lee, 56; Marion Bohning, 96;
Ada Roberts, 91; Jeffrey Dingman, 39; Ivan Korth, 63; Annie Hansel,
92; and Susan Willigar, 31.
- Five high school students and a teacher from Kamikawa, Hokkaido, visited
- County councillors were concerned violation of development rules in
- Boxer Nigel Daychief won a club card match and is looking to take
part in the Canada Games.
- Jalena Bertagnolli won bronze in an Edmonton skating competition.
- Clearwater County dedicated help in kind to N. Sask. River Park construction.
- Leslieville Elks gave $6,500 to the hospital bus fund and $10,000
to the Purple Cross Fund.
- The Chamber hosted a discussion on electoral boundaries and MP Bob
Mills discussed Kyoto.
- Lisa Szymanek won the Governor General's Medal for top marks in the
David Thompson High School Class of 2002.
- Village of Caroline appointed Dick Sommerville as their new manager.
- Niki Danis won the Governor General's Medal for highest marks in Caroline
School's Class of 2002.
- During a cell phone conversation, one man reported the other had a
car accident, and the crash site was found by RCMP the next day after
a long search.
- RCMP report increased use of seatbelts.
- Regulations for the Bighorn Backcountry were released.
- Melanie Black was elected to Caroline Council in a by-election.
- Impaired driving statistics were up 16 per cent over 2001 in just
the first nine months of 2002.
- Town Council increased handicapped parking violation fines.
- St. Matt's School runners raised $12,586 for the Terry Fox Fund.
- Work began to dismantle the old school division office and museum
- CIBC manager Cliff Drader went bald when his staff raised $4500 for
breast cancer research.
- Town Council gave $2500 to the Parade of Lights which must be self-sufficient
- The Town received $533,000 in Canada-Alberta infrastructure money
for subdivision construction.
- Caroline Fire Dept. received a new rapid response unit.
- Mayor's Awards went to Donna Reid, hospital gift shop committee, Connie
LeCerf, Alison Madlung, Anne Emery, Jim and Annie Anderson, Alan King
and Agnes Bowersock.
- Fire destroyed one of the oldest buildings at Terratima Lodge.
- Lochearn student Jared Neville was fire chief for a day.
- Chamber's small business of the year award went to Bauer's Countrywide
- A parked police car was involved in an icy crash.
- Town Council authorized borrowing to pay a portion of the pool's geothermal
- Volunteers made almost 1,700 apple pies as a Christian School fund-raiser.
- Rocky's pool was officially opened and the town's 90th anniversary
- West Central High School will be the new building's name.
- Rocky Whirlaways Square and Round Dance Club marked its 50th anniversary.
- A video crew stopped in Rocky to film as part of a documentary on
- Town Council advised groups to find their own insurance.
- Pidherneys cut the ribbon to their new facility on Hwy. 11.
- Rocky earned four blooms and third place nationally in Communities
- A truck inspection passed only 37 per cent of vehicles.
- Caroline's ambulance association elected a new board.
- Caroline drilled an additional water well.
- John and Millie Boake's shorthorn cattle did well in competition.
- Allison Frisky received the Governor General's medal for highest Gr.
12 marks at Will Sinclair's awards night.
- Dwight Oliver was selected as reeve of Clearwater County.
- Chloe Brown earned two fastball scholarships.
- Weyerhaeuser Canada officials told Clearwater County they felt spending
$8,000 on Sunchild Road was enough compared to the County's spending
of $200,000 despite hauling more than 12,000 loads of wood a year.
- Bev Weber was given the Foster Family of the Year Award. Leigh Pattison
was social worker of the year.
- Women's history month dinner honoured local athletes Phyllis Loewen,
Kaitlan Titford and Red Deer Olympic skiing bronze medalist Deidra Dionne.
- A woman was charged with perjury, forgery and other charges when her
testimony against an RCMP constable didn't stand up in court.
- Clearwater County's choice of firearms for special constables to carry
out animal control sparked a bit of controversy.
- County Council withdrew from the North Saskatchewan River Park committee
because of potential conflicts of interest.
- Sod turning was held at the LeCerf III Residential Subdivision.
- Good Neighbors: Earl Bradley and Doug Zeigler.
- Died: Lawrence Biswanger, 87; Darren Isbister, 37; Nella Murray, 96;
Elizabeth McArthur, 101; Dorothea Othen, 83; Margaret Dingman, 76; Neil
Bertelsen, 61; Mabel Mandelin, 65; Eugene Muyres, 75; and Elsie Killick,
- Loyal Ma returned from coaching the Hong Kong mountain bike team at
the 14th Asian Games.
- Search and Rescue bought a rotary drill for inserting climbing rock
anchors, thanks to the help of many.
- Local participants on the Alberta Honour Band included Melissa Mannerfeldt,
Melissa Davies, Alison Madlung, and Diana Zalasky.
- Bentley and Spruce View teams win at the St. Matt's volleyball tournament.
- The Bantam Chiefs won the B side of a Thorsby hockey tournament.
- Bob Ross, one of two people with "Prairie Grange, Alberta,"
on his birth certificate, marked his 90th birthday.
- Work began on the Leslieville bridge replacement on Hwy. 761.
- Miranda Bruns won the Gov. General's Medal for highest marks at St.
Matt's School Class of 2002.
- The Town's 90th anniversary celebrations were under budget.
- Red Deer's 78 Field Battery fired artillery at Remembrance Day ceremonies.
- Town Council set rental for communications equipment on the water
- U of C football player Blake Machan was named to the western All-Star
- The Rams won their first hockey game of the season against Drayton
- The Rebels were knocked out of the provincial football playoffs by
- Town Council voted to oppose the Kyoto Protocol.
- Pioneer School took delivery of a 25th anniversary banner, quilted
- Caroline Fire Dept. named Tanner Noad as chief for a day, and Axel
Larsen as deputy.
- The Hwy. 22 and 54 intersection at Ricinus had three accidents in
- A group at the west end of the County of Mountainview wanted to join
Clearwater, but their chances were judged as remote.
- Queen's jubilee medals were presented by MP Bob Mills to Bernie Butterwick,
Dan Nykiforuk and Jean Graham.
- Clearwater County began planning office renovations.
- Licenced Practical Nurses and care attendants voted to accept a new
- Rocky Christian School teacher Bettie Van't Bosch won honorable mention
for the award of distinction by the Christian Educators Association.
- Rocky Credit Union hosted a credit officer from Ghana for a week.
- Alpine Value Drug Mart raised almost $4,300 for Doctors Without Borders.
- The Atom Warriors won their division at a local tournament.
- Shell installed a "green power" turbine at its Caroline
- RCMP busted a "pretty significant" marijuana grow operation
S.E. of Rocky.
- Town utility deposits were criticized for being too much.
- McHappy Day raised more than $4,500 for local and McDonald's charities.
- Inventor Kevin Hobmaier tested his moving rotary mulcher.
- A highway property owner sought to delay Town Council's consideration
of the new transportation plan because of access problems for highway
- Council grants re-zoning of Laebon Developments' proposed Creekside
- Caroline's Chamber of Commerce gave itself a shot in the arm for renewed
- Provincial ministers Lund and Woloshyn reacted positively to plans
to redevelop the old post office into low income housing.
- The new census prompts ward boundary changes in Clearwater County.
- Rocky RCMP go on a wild hog chase in town.
- Blood donors surpass the target at the November clinic.
- Environmentalist Tooker Gomberg spoke in Rocky about the Kyoto Accord.
- Died: Dorreen Bailey, 67; Withrow Weaver, 71; and James Ankle, 81.
- Work began on the new high school site with clearing of the campground
and rodeo grounds.
- A rezoning application for a corporate retreat in Everdell drew strong
reaction from neighbors. Councillors later approved the rezoning by
a narrow margin.
- The swimming pool's geothermal heating system had some problems to
be fixed by the contractor at no cost.
- RCMP warned about a scam involving teens collecting for Operation
Christmas Child (the shoebox program).
- MP Bob Mills set a parliamentary record with an 11.5 hour speech on
the Kyoto Protocol.
- Clearwater County tighted its dog control bylaw.
- The Parade of Lights had 55 floats and a huge crowd to enjoy it.
- Good Neighbors: Denis Piers, Margaret and Neil Anderson, and Carolyn
- Died: Lin Schafer, 78; Amanda Emmons, 13; Jacob Askes, 80; Ted Rahko,
85; Albert Lund, 76; Roy Sorvisto, 65; and Esther Lindgren, 61.
- Shawn Renneberg won the Western Canadian boxing title in his class.
- Ray Weber was installed as Branch President and Celine Reynaud was
installed as Auxiliary President at the Royal Canadian Legion.
- The Next to New distributed $89,000 to local health and social causes
- Darren Whitford was elected Chief of the O'Chiese First Nation.
- Immanuel Lutheran Church's annual Pageant of Christ's Birth had tremendous
weather and large crowds.
- The Rams hockey team beat a team from Harbin Province, China.
- Scottie McLeod, Ryan Fink and Shawn Renneberg each won their classes
at the provincial boxing championships.
- A worker was slightly injured when his earth-mover rolled over at
a County worksite.
- EPCOR offered to fund a surface water quality study covering much
of the county area.
- DTHS students collected goods for Calgary homeless people.
- Town Council accepted the transportation study which included redesign
of Highway 11 through town, despite objections from some property owners
along the way.
- Northern Crossing's Christmas Show raised nearly $2400 for the hospital
and their scholarship fund.
- Postal staff helped find a young letter writer for Santa.
- Wild Rose School Division begins considering a proposal to incorporate
Rocky Christian School.
- Loyal Ma became Canadian Cycling Association director at large responsible
- Rocky's RCMP detachment asked Town Council for funding for an additional
- The County received Canada-Alberta Infrastructure funds to help with
the Nordegg water system upgrade.
- Caroline School set a record in the food drive for the Nazarene Church