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May 19, 2010
The farmhouse and blast site 31 kms northwest of Provost (as the crow flies) with debris strewn across burned land. ©Provost News Photo.

‘Guys Went Flying Everywhere’ as Farmhouse Explodes
An unexpected explosion tore apart a burning empty farmhouse as Edgerton firemen were conducting a training session northwest of Ribstone that saw 11 of 12 people sent to local hospitals including Provost. The powerful blast threw out rocks, sharp broken wood and old nails on Monday evening, May 10 at 8 p.m.

A 21 year old man was seriously hurt in the mystery blast and was taken by STARS to an Edmonton hospital with two broken legs and an injured shoulder.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the explosion after the old house was set on fire by the Edgerton volunteer fire brigade following a request to do so by the owner of the building.

The blast site is 31 km northwest of Provost as the crow flies or 58 km via automobile.

One of the investigators, Wainwright fire chief Steve Douglas told The Provost News at the site on May 12 that explosives disposal technicians and RCMP were looking for clues to determine the cause of the explosion at the abandoned farmhouse.

Six people were taken to hospitals by ambulance that evening while five others were driven by other automobiles. Some Edgerton firefighters stayed overnight in Provost and Wainwright hospitals and released the next day.

Douglas called the event a “very large explosion” adding that thousands of pieces of debris were blasted outward from the country farmhouse.

Fire departments from Chauvin, Wainwright and Paradise Valley were called to the scene while ambulances were dispatched from Provost, Wainwright and Chauvin.

Firemen “were thorough” when checking through the house including the basement and main floor before it was lit on fire adds Douglas.

Complete story in May 19 edition of The Provost News.
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Hope Wins North American Bridge Contest
Bob Hope of Provost has won the 2009 American Contract Bridge League’s (ACBL) Mini-McKenney master point contest for the 100-200 point category.

There are 16,000 people who compete in the 100-200 point category.

Complete story in May 19 edition of The Provost News.
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Two First Place Awards for Provost News Photojournalists in National Competition
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This week we ask: "What’s the Best Tea to Drink?"
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