August 24th, 2016

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A woman is dead following a rollover on Township Road 114 Monday afternoon. According to Redcliff RCMP, at about 1:45 p.m. Monday a vehicle being driven by a 62-year-old woman entered the ditch and rolled. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene while a male passenger was taken to hospital, where he remained overnight.

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  • One dead after single vehicle rollover in Cypress County

    A woman is dead following a rollover on Township Road 114 Monday afternoon. According to Redcliff RCMP, at about 1:45 p.m. Monday a vehicle being driven by a 62-year-old woman entered the ditch and rolled. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene while a male passenger was taken to hospital, where he remained overnight. ... Read More »

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    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Southeast Athletic Club Tigers are building for the future, together. The club kicked off its fall development camp on the weekend with a goal of creating a greater sense of unity between its trio of AAA hockey teams. “We’re trying to get everybody to think and act and talk the same way ... Read More »

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