It’s a zoo at Viking Municipal Library!

Zoo 2 U visited the Viking Municipal Library on April 18, bringing with it a wide variety of creatures. The program was brought to the library as a joint effort with the Viking/Beaver FCSS. Kids of all ages and their parents came out to learn about and interact with reptiles, birds, pigs, and small animals like rabbits and guinea pigs. Some of the animals got a little snack of lettuce from the kids. The presentation taught attendees all about the animals, including whether or not they make good pets… For more see the April 25/17 Weekly Review

Word on the Street: Power cords stolen from Kinsella area

On April 17, police received a report of a found bicycle behind the Vialta Lodge in Viking. The caller was concerned the bike may have been stolen.
Investigation revealed the bike belonged to a resident of the Lodge.

On April 18, police received a complaint of an abandoned vehicle parked near Crossroads Esso in Viking. Police attended and did not note anything suspicious about the vehicle.

When police returned a short time later, the vehicle had been removed.

Later that morning, police received a complaint Continue Reading

Viking’s own Coach Darryl Sutter, GM Lombardi let go from LA Kings

Monday, April 10 the official website of the Los Angeles Kings National Hockey League (NHL) team posted a press release announcing front office changes for the team. This including relieving coach Darryl Sutter and General Manager Dean Lombardi of their current duties.

The announcement was made by Dan Beckerman, President and CEO of the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the parent company of the LA Kings.

Beckerman said “This was an extremely difficult decision and was made with an enormous amount of consideration for what we have accomplished in our past. But Continue Reading

Rural registry agents at the ‘tipping point’ of closure

Pamela Wilson, CEO of the Association of Alberta Registry Agents, recently wrote an opinion piece for the Edmonton Journal detailing to struggles of rural registry agents in the province.

In the piece, Wilson writes that financial statements have shown the average rural agent is losing over $4,000 annually. Local registry clerk Gabrielle Mackey, of Viking Insurance Services, said believes that number is likely an accurate average. Continue Reading

Word on the Street: Viking RCMP report suspicious males in vehicle

On April 10, police received a complaint of a theft from a business.
The investigation into this matter is continuing.

On April 13, police received a complaint of uttering threats. The complainant stated a relative has threatened bodily harm. The investigation into this matter is continuing.

That afternoon, police received a complaint of a vehicle parked in front of business with suspicious looking males Continue Reading