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August 24, 2011

Shelby Paulgaard shows the family fridge that was damaged beyond repair after lightning hit a rural house. Several other electrical devices were ruined inside the house. Story in this paper. ©Provost News Photo.

Appliances, Electronics in House Ruined by Lightning Strike
A communications tower was hit by lightning at Rod and Joanne Paulgaard’s residence north of Hayter on Thursday, August 11, ruining several electronic devices.

At approximately 4 p.m. a tower that was three feet from the house that housed their internet system, satellite device and CB radio was struck. The family heard a huge crash and Rod and daughter Shelby saw sparks on two sides of the house from the internet cable. They could also smell what appeared to be hot metal.

No one was hurt in the incident.

The lightning damaged their internet and satellite equipment, a television set, a DVD player, garage door opener, fridge, stove, freezer, phones and computer.

The appliances did not show any physical damage but no longer worked properly. An electrician was called to inspect the wiring but it does not have to be replaced. Pictures of their appliances were sent to their insurance adjustor and the items were all inspected by qualified people.

It is not known what it will cost to purchase new appliances.

Full story in August 24 edition of The Provost News.
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Western Canadian Silver Medal Winners
Ryan Olson and Justin Ganser of Provost were recently picked up to play baseball with the Innisfail Indians Jr. Men’s AAA baseball team as part of Team Alberta in the Western Canadian Jr. AAA Men’s Baseball competition in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The men came home with a silver medal, their team losing the final game to Altona, Manitoba 6-3. Both athletes were picked up as pitchers and played the field when not pitching in the August 12 - 14 tournament. Olson (who also plays with the Provost Combine Pilots) pitched against Altona in the round robin with a 1-0 victory and Ganser (who has played for the Calgary Dinos University team the past three years) pitched a few innings in the gold medal game. AAA ball teams are usually from cities in Alberta while AA is what Provost would normally compete in. The Combine Pilots meanwhile are preparing for the Western Canadian Championships in Trail, B.C. August 25 to 28 where they will represent Alberta (see PN Aug. 10, 2011).

Full story in August 24 edition of The Provost News.
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Toxins, Paint and More Disposed at Recycling Roundup
Full story in August 24 edition of The Provost News.
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