By: By Wheel Staff
| Posted: Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 11:23 am
Foothills man killed in equestrian accident
James “Bryan” Anderson, 44, died as a result of injuries sustained from an equestrian accident while out riding in the field on his ranch west of Okotoks on Sept. 11.
A renowned rider and teacher, Anderson, the son of JC and Barb Anderson, represented his country numerous times in competitions around the world.
On Sept. 11 Anderson was riding near his ranch when he was thrown from his horse. He was flown to Calgary hospital via STARS air ambulance, but succumbed to his injuries.
Anderson is survived by his loving wife Cari of Calgary.
Anderson’s funeral was held at Spruce Meadows on Sept. 17. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com and memorial tributes may be to United Way of Calgary or Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, RR 2, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A2 (Phone 403-938-4431, www.sts.ab.ca)
Student struck by vehicle
A teen is recovering after being hit by a car while riding a skateboard.
A 13-year-old pedestrian was struck by a sedan while crossing a road at Fourth Street and Third Avenue southeast onIn High River? his way to school. At approximately 8:30 a.m., the male student entered oncoming traffic while riding a skateboard. The first vehicle was able to take evasive action, but a 2012 Chrysler 200 hit the boy. He was transported to hospital and was released with minor injuries. No one involved with the collision is pursuing charges.
Wildrose and NDP provincial debates
Highwood’s MLA and Wildrose leader Danielle Smith and NDP leader Brian Mason will go head to head discussing Alberta’s future during six debates held across the province. These discussions will take place on campuses across Alberta throughout September and October. The first will be held at the University of Alberta on Sept. 18 and the last at Mount Royal University on Oct. 17. Admission is free for university students and $5 for non-students.
Dealership robbed, set on fire
RCMP is investigating after the High Country Chevrolet dealership in High River was robbed and set on fire in the early morning on Sept. 12. The investigation is in its early stages but police believe the suspect(s) stole an undisclosed amount of cash and cell phones from a safe and then set fire to the business. RCMP and firefighters responded when the fire alarm went off just after 5:30 a.m. It’s believed the suspects departed in a westerly direction. The RCMP is asking anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area or has any knowledge of the person(s) responsible to please call the High River RCMP at (403) 652-2357 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.