Word on the Street: Viking RCMP report BUSINESS PARTNER DISPUTE

On Oct. 11, police received a request to attend a rural location and assist with the removal of property from the site. It was determined the matter was a dispute between business partners and civil in nature. Police did not attend.

On Oct. 13, police received a report of a missing person. The person was located in Vegreville and the complainant was updated.

That same day, police received a complaint of a break and enter to a residence in Kinsella.

The complainant advised he had arrived home from work and found a door kicked in and several items missing from the residence. The investigation into this matter is continuing.

On Oct. 14, police were advised of a single vehicle rollover on Highway 14 east of Viking. Fortunately, the driver did not sustain any injuries. Poor road conditions were a factor in this collision… FOR MORE SEE THE OCT 18/16 WEEKLY REVIEW

Starke announces bid for party leadership

Minister or Tourism event: 470

Minister or Tourism
event: 470

Dr. Richard Starke, MLA for Vermilion-Lloydminster announced on Thursday, Sept. 28 that he intends to seek the leadership of the provincial Progressive Conservative Party.

“It started the day after the last election,” Starke says. “I was asked if I would run then.”

He said at some point, he realized he Continue Reading

Troll Park loved by visitors from across Canada this summer

troll-park-hiding-trolls Viking’s Troll Park was a hit with tourists passing through the Viking area this summer.

For the first time a comments box was placed in the park for visitors to leave messages, one of the park’s caretakers Ron Erickson said.

Erickson and fellow caretaker Tim Liedl emptied the box as they were getting the park ready for winter. And while the focus of the day was on pruning perennials and pulling out annuals, it was the comments about the park that were the most interesting. Continue Reading


On Sept. 19, police received a complaint of an erratic driver on Highway 26 south of Viking.

A patrol was made however the vehicle in question was not located on the highway but later found parked outside of a residence in Viking. Police spoke with the registered owner who advised the driver had been having a medical episode.

Police warned them about their driving behaviour and Continue Reading

Chromebook donation will enhance Viking School curriculum

chromebooks The Friends of the Society of Viking School Parent Council is a relatively new organization, yet they have been instrumental in providing students with an enhanced education experience.

In fact, Viking School is about to receive a donation of Chromebooks from the organization that will help increase student’s access to technology beyond what the school’s operating budget can provide.

Kim Beaumont, who is the current president of the organization, said that the Friends of the Society of Viking School Parent Council is associated with the Parent Council, but are an entirely separate Continue Reading


On Sept. 12, police received a complaint of a break and enter to a Quonset at a rural location south of Viking.

The complainant advised someone had cut the padlock on the building, entered it and stole a dirt bike that had been stored inside. Police have no suspects at this time.

On Sept. 13, police received information that a male subject with a Canada wide warrant was residing in Viking.

The subject was Continue Reading