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)
It is the busiest time of year for the Olds & District Christmas Angels Society and you can make donations at the Alberta Junior Hockey League game between the Olds Grizzlys and the Camrose Kodiaks at 7:30 on Friday, December 14th or by stopping by the annual stuff a bus event in the Canadian Tire parking lot from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, December 15th.
The upcoming budgets for the town of Olds were approved as presented during the regular town council meeting on Monday, December 10th. The 2019 operating budget is $29.5 million dollars while the 2019 capital budget is $7.8 million and for 2020 its $11.8 million. Chief Administrative Officer Michael Merritt says a large portion of the 2020 budget is earmarked for the operations centre. He adds a cost of living adjustment (COLA) had to be made and as a result there will be a 2.5 percent tax increase in 2019.
Olds RCMP say 37 year old Robert John Poole from Wimborne - who was wanted on several outstanding warrants for arrest - was apprehended by Sherwood Park RCMP and RCMP Police Dog Services on December 8th.
Devin Dreeshen has been acclaimed as the UCP candidate for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake for next year's Alberta election. United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney issued a statement following Dreeshen's nomination as the party's candidate for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake on Friday, November 30th. Dreeshen says anytime between February and May of 2019 is when Premier Rachel Notley could call a provincial election.
The 2018 edition of the Crazy Carstairs Christmas is slated for Friday, December 7th. Businesses will be open later to help you get your holiday shopping done, plus there are many fun activities, entertainment and more.
About 90 presents were handed out to residents at the Mountain View Lodge last year thanks to the Senior Secret Santa program, according to Steven Bowie with the CLC Fitness Centre. He says they are back to do it again as 2018 will be the program's third year.