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The Viking Seniors Club invites you to join us for Floor Curling every Friday afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Viking Senior Centre. Beginners welcome.  
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Smoke detectors

Members of Viking Fire and Rescue seen here with Duella Malley, standing behind a generous donation of hundreds of smoke detectors.

This donation was made in memory of ‘Wizard’ (Merlin Starko) and the detectors will be handed out during Fire Prevention Week.

If you attend the Pancake Breakfast on Oct. 4 you can add your name to a sign-up sheet and we will come and check your detectors and provide you with new ones if needed.

We will also be going door to door on Thursday, Oct. 8 and on Saturday, Oct. 10. As always if you have any questions/comments or concerns phone 780-336-3387 and leave a message or email – station5@besc.ca
Fire Chief Kevin Fornal gave special thanks to Bob Gotobed at Viking Home Hardware for his support towards this initiative. Smoke detectors save lives and everyone involved wants to ensure our community is safe and protected.


COP posters

Cindy Docksteader, President of Viking Citizens on Patrol Society (COPS) was recently out and about handing out newly printed posters and information pamphlets on COPS.

The informative material outlines what the role of a member is and the requirements needed to join. It also outlines the goals of all COPS groups.

Docksteader said currently the Viking group has 24 members and one membership pending.

She said one of the goals of Viking COPS is to achieve enough members to incorporate a rural crime watch and that Viking COPS hopes to implement the “Lock it or Lose it” program and also the Report impaired drivers program (RID).

… for more see the Sept. 29/15 Weekly Review

Word on the Street: Viking RCMP Report

On Sept. 21 police received information from Chilliwack RCMP regarding a historical sexual assault that had allegedly occurred in Viking.

The investigation into this matter is continuing.

That same afternoon, police received a complaint of three quads and a trailer abandoned on private property southwest of Viking.

Investigation revealed the vehicles were not stolen but had been left on the property by a company doing work in the area.

On Sept. 22 police received a complaint of theft of property from a business in Bruce.
Police are continuing to follow up on this crime… for more see the Sept. 29/15 Weekly Review

Word on the Street: Viking RCMP report

On Sept. 12 police responded to a single vehicle collision in Viking involving a motorcycle.

  The driver advised she lost control of her bike when she hit a pot hole in the street and laid it on its’ side.  She was taken to Viking Health Centre where she was treated for minor injuries and released.


    On Sept. 13 police received a complaint regarding the mistreatment of a dog.  Police contacted the SPCA for follow up on this matter.

    Later that day, police received a complaint of an abandoned vehicle at a rural location.  Police made contact with the registered owner who advised he had been out hunting and the vehicle had been removed.

For more see the Sept. 22/15 Weekly Review


  When the local hockey season gets underway in October, there will be five local, one combined team and one regional team taking to the ice.

    Following a meeting last Wednesday night, the Minor Hockey Association announced there will be one Initiation team, one Novice team, one boys’  PeeWee, one boys’ Bantam and one boys’ Midget team. There will not be an Atom team (ages 9 to 10) this season.

    There will be two girls’ teams. The girls’ Bantam team will be a regional team pulling players from a variety of centres and the girls’ Midget team will include players from Irma and Viking with a goalie from Wainwright.

    Speaking for the Minor Hockey Association, Doug Schaffner said organizers are pleased with the interest shown and are looking forward to a successful season.

For more see the Sept. 22/15 Weekly Review


Irma AED & CPR

Irma AED & CPR-relay

One hundred Irma students, Grades 5 to 12 took part in training on how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and were also taught cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

    Under a partnership between the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Enbridge, 29 Alberta schools will be outfitted with 33 AEDs and thousands of students will be trained in their use.

    The program is made possible thanks to a $350,000 sponsorship from Enbridge which was announced last May and now that the new school year has begun, the training sessions are taking place across Alberta.

    Former boxing champion and cardiac arrest survivor, Scotty “the Bulldog” Olson shared his experience with the students, staff and guests.

    Scotty explained that in January of this year, he suffered a heart attack which resulted in him being put in a medically induced coma following surgery where two stents were placed in his heart…. for more see the Sept. 22/15 Weekly Review