2015 Year in Review

    The first week of 2015 was a very cold week in the Viking area.

    Temperatures read minus 28 but with the accompanying winds, it felt like a bone-chilling minus 37 degrees. But towards the end of the first month of the year, the area enjoyed a warm spell which saw temperatures rise high enough to cause water to run in the streets.

    The early days of 2015 brought news of a CN train derailment at Jarrow. Jarrow is a populated locality on Highway 14 between Kinsella and Irma.

    The derailment occurred at 2:32 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at CN’s Wainwright subdivision at mile point 164.0 near station Jarrow, Alberta… for more see the Jan. 5/16 Weekly Review

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