Dewberry's Kurt Bensmiller is the champion of the second WPCA tour stop of the season. He led the way in Saskatoon with a total 4 day running time of 5:11.55. Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan's Evan Salmond - who won the season opening event in Grande Prairie - finished with the second best time in Saskatoon.
That is what it sounded like on 96.5 CKFM on Sunday, June 10th as Chad Fike from Cremona posted the top time of the day in heat number 2.
Fike got around the track in Saskatoon in 1:17.01.
The winner of the second WPCA tour stop of the season was Dewberry's Kurt Bensmiller.
Bensmiller says he added in some new horses this season and they wound up leading him to victory in Saskatoon with a total 4 day running time of 5:11.55.
He talks about winning a race early in the season.
Evan Salmond, Logan Gorst, Codey McCurrach and Jason Glass rounded out the top 5.
The WPCA chuckwagons head to Medicine Hat for a four day event starting on Thursday, June 14th.
The next World Professional Chuckwagon Association broadcasts on 96.5 CKFM are coming up from June 27th through July 2nd from Ponoka.
(Audio courtesy of Arnie Jackson with the WPCA Chuckwagon Radio Network)
Nathan Cooper will hold a re-election campaign launch event - with bbq hot dogs and beverages - at his office on Main Street in Olds right beside the Flames Lounge this Saturday, March 23rd from 11am until 3pm.
Police are asking for citizens in the northeast area of the town of Sundre that have security cameras to check their security footage between the time period of 2:00 AM to 4:00 AM on March 19, 2019. Sundre RCMP are searching for a "car hopping" suspect who rummaged through parked vehicles looking for items to steal.
The Red Deer & District Community Foundation's Chief Executive Officer Kristine Bugayong says they set a record with 51 Women of Excellence award nominees in 2018. She notes they will break that record again when the 2019 nominee reveal is held in Red Deer on Thursday, March 21st.
Sundre RCMP say a local rancher has filed a complaint regarding four missing bison between 8 - 20 years of age. Police note it is uncertain whether the animals were taken by predators, missing or stolen. None of the animals have been located or accounted at this time and the Sundre RCMP are requesting assistance from the public.
For the first time ever, the Olds Koinonia Christian School Royals have claimed the 1-A senior girls high school basketball championship. Royals Head Coach Diane Sewell says they were able to beat the top ranked Stirling School Lakers 66-61 in the championship game during as Paradise Valley hosted the provincial tournament.
As Commanding Officer, Deputy Commissioner Zablocki assumes the responsibility of leading Alberta’s Provincial Police Service. There are 113 RCMP detachments across Alberta and more than 1.7 million Albertans live in the division jurisdictions.
There are a handful of booths left for the 2019 Didsbury Art Travel & Trade Expo. Dianna Steer - Executive Director with the Didsbury Chamber of Commerce - says the space for vendors is 85 per cent sold out.
The Olds College Broncos have won a women's basketball national championship. They defeated the host team from Sainte-Foy, Quebec on Satuday night 74-69 to claim the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association gold medals. As part of the national championship tournament, Olds College's 4th year forward Brittney Thibeaux from Lake Villa, Illinois was named the CCAA player of the year.
Statistics show that over 15-hundred students have been impacted in Olds and Didsbury through the original Youth Empowerment Support (YES) program. That is according to Associate Superintendent of Student Services Dr. Marcie Perdue with Chinook's Edge School Division.
With this certification, Olds College can now participate in beef supply chains interested in sourcing beef from Certified Sustainable Operations. This supports companies like McDonald’s to enable sustainable beef sourcing, and use of a CRSB Certified logo to show consumers their commitment to sustainable practices.