Even though it’s a night out in this country historic church of St. Norbert’s, Dr. Deon Erasmus steps outside to use his cell phone to check on the condition of a patient back in Provost. Marion Kelch remarked inside at the beginning of a Friday evening, June 16 singing presentation from local Lutheran choirs that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Rosenheim Historical Society’s efforts in preserving this “Prairie jewel” building. Three decades ago, doctors might have had only a pager instead of a cell phoneor simply stayed in town. Dr. Stephen Malan (who says they hardly have time to say hello to their wives) and this physician are working extra hours as they await the arrival of another doctor in town. ©Provost News Photo.
Man With Shot Gun Arrested by RCMP
RCMP were called to a local hotel on June 16 at 5 a.m. to investigate a man seen going into a motel room with a shot gun.
Local police found and arrested a man who had a sawed off shot gun in his possession.
The shot gun was seized along with a small amount of marijuana from the motel room.
The man has been charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of narcotics and was remanded in custody until July 6 when he is to appear in provincial court in Wainwright.
Meanwhile, RCMP on June 17 investigated two separate motor vehicle crashes.
One occurred on 57th Avenue in front of the Horizon Motel where an Edmonton man backed a vehicle out onto the street and struck a vehicle heading eastbound on 57th Avenue. This vehicle had extensive damage and since it was not driveable it had to be towed.
The driver of the other vehicle was charged for backing unsafely.
The second accident occurred on Highway 899 (south) just north of Township Road 372 where the highway changes from pavement to gravel.
The crash occurred approximately 4:55 p.m. when the southbound vehicle went out of control after hitting the gravel and went off the left side of the road where the vehicle rolled several times, travelling a distance of approximately 120 metres.
The driver was pinned in the vehicle with his seat belt on and had to be extracted.
The driver was treated for his injuries and released from hospital the next day and was charged for driving at an unreasonable speed.
While police were returning from the scene of the accident on Highway 899 they checked a motorcycle at a “high rate of speed” and subsequently stopped this driver as well.
Rest of story in June 21 edition of The Provost News.
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