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Multi-vehicle collision near Bassano
Icy road conditions on the westbound lanes of Highway 1 near Lathom Road was the cause of a multi-vehicle pile-up at about 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. A Bassano fire rescue vehicle slid into a semi tractor trailer that was already stopped on the side of the road, a shuttle bus slid into the back of the semi and a Volker Stevin plow slid into the shuttle bus with its three occupants. “It was sheer ice. Nothing but ice,” said Bassano resident Tom MacPhail. Other vehicles were off the road in the immediate area including an ambulance which had responded for a call and slid off the road. “They had pulled to the side of the road essentially to a crawl,” said Stuart Brideaux, an EMS spokesman. The ambulance responders were not injured. The EMS was returned to service a couple of hours later.
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Bandits inch closer to Camrose Kodiaks
The Bandits moved to within two points of the first place Camrose Kodiaks last Wednesday with a 7-5 win over the visiting Canmore Eagles. It was one of three victories earned by the team this past week. The first period was a wild one with seven goals scored.
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Sparks flying over new joint welding program
It’s only been up and running for a few weeks but a new welding program for Brooks Junior High School students at Brooks Campus is catching fire. Brooks Junior High School principal Jim Burchell says the idea started as a conversation last year. “It was a case of an opportunity to use the facility during the day,” he said. “We said we’d look into the idea and students were up for it. They are so far and it is an exciting time.”
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