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
After a long battle, Viking Town Council received notice from Transport Canada that rail companies would be given notice of 14 days to cease the blowing of train whistles at the Highway 36 crossing in Viking.
Councillors were very happy with the news, on Monday, Sept. 19 during their regular meeting.
“We owe Continue Reading
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
Viking and Irma United Churches welcomed a new Reverend recently. Reverend Scott Reynolds, originally from Edmonton, will be leading both congregations.
Reynolds received a degree from Taylor University College and Seminary in Edmonton before moving out to B.C.
While there he Continue Reading
The Viking Library was treated to two fun children’s activities on September 14.
Both the C.O.W. Program and Mary Lambert were Continue Reading
Viking and Holden Food Bank spokesperson Darren Anderson accepted two donations on behalf of the food bank on September 14.
These donations, pictured on Page 16, will help keep the food bank running in a month where it is being used more than ever.
Anderson said Continue Reading
Friday, September 9 was Irma School’s annual Jr./Sr. High Slo-Pitch day. The whole school started the day off with breakfast served by the Student’s Union then the Jr./Sr. High students headed to the ball diamonds for a full day of slo-pitch fun.
On Sept. 7, police received a complaint of a vehicle passing unsafely on Highway 36. Police were unable to locate the vehicle in question.
That evening, police received a complaint of a possible impaired driver on Secondary 870. Police made patrols in the area Continue Reading