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Shellbrook Chronicle The Voice Of The Parkland Since 1912 VOLUME 100 SHELLBROOK, SASKATCHEWAN PMR #40007604 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011 No. 47 RCMP issue Canada-wide warrant for suspects in Ahtahkakoop murders One arrest has been made while RCMP issued a pair of Canada wide arrest warrants in relation to a double homicide investigation on the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation. The Shellbrook RCMP along with the RCMP Major crimes unit north arrested Dominic Chase Ahenakew, 19, of the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation. Ahenakew was charged with two counts of Second degree Murder for the deaths of William Ahenakew and Trez Sparvier-Scott. He made his first court appearance and has been remanded into custody until his next court appearance December 12, on Ahtahkakoop. The RCMP have also issued Canadawide arrest warrants for 24 year old Kimmy Randall Bear and 21 year old Carl Anthony Albert, both of the Ahtahkakoop First Nation. Bear is described as 169 cm tall (5’5”), 73 kg with black hair and brown eyes. Albert is described as, 188 cm tall (6’1”), 66 kg (145 lbs), with a slender build, brown hair and brown eyes. Bear and Albert are wanted for two counts of second degree murder in the deaths of William Ahenakew and Trez Sparvier-Scott and for the attempted murder of the four year old that was pulled from the fire by a witness. The name of the four year old is not being released by the RCMP due to her age and an anticipated publication ban on her identity. The name of the four year old is not being released by the RCMP due to her age and an anticipated publication ban on her identity. The autopsy has not been completed at this time, but the identity of the two victims has been confirmed by other means during the investigation. Shellbrook Curling Club managers Ron and Debbie Cripps stand behind the bar of the club’s new lounge. New and improved lounge open at curling club After a busy off season that saw countless hours poured into major changes at the Shellbrook Curling Rink, the new lounge and change rooms opened to start the 2011-12 curling season. All that remains The renovation, funded completely out of club reserves and their participation in the Field of Dreams project, saw a complete change over of the facility. The lounge area has moved upstairs to the former viewing area while change rooms have been added to the former lounge area downstairs. The move was made to help increase lounge traffic from the skating rink next door while also better utilizing the skating rink’s canteen facilities. The strategy seems to have worked as the lounge has been a busy place since opening a few weeks ago. “I think we are seeing a lot more business coming from over there (skating rink),” said Deb Cripps, who manages the curling rink alongside her husband Ron. Construction took place starting in the summer and running through until curling began at the beginning of November. Though the bulk of the renovation is complete, there are still a few odds and ends that need to be completed. Volunteer labour played a huge part in the project being completed as volunteers took part in nearly every aspect of the construction. Without their help, the project may not have been feasible for the club to undertake. “If it wasn’t for the volunteers this would have cost a lot more that it did,” said Cripps. Any job that didn’t require a tradesperson was completed by local volunteers in order to keep costs low. BP Construction served as the general contractor for the project. A large portion of the funds to complete the project came from the Curling Club’s involvement in the annual Field of Dreams project with the Skating Rink. Each year the Town of Shellbrook donates farm land east and west of town where volunteers plant a crop with proceeds going toward capital projects at both rinks. In addition to the renovation, the Senior’s Curling club also purchased a second flat screen TV for the lounge. Continued on page 2 0% Financing 235 38th St. E On All Used Combines for 30 Months Prince Albert 922-2525

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