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Johnnie Bachusky

Johnnie Bachusky

Johnnie Bachusky joined the Innisfail Province as editor in 2013. He covers Innisfail and Red Deer County news, police, crime and municipal politics. He is also a photographer and columnist.

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Recent Work by Johnnie

Second debit card terminal stolen in just over a week

Second debit card terminal stolen in just over a week

RCMP say Nov. 28 break-in was the second recent one in Penhold where the “primary goal” of the suspects was to steal the debit card terminal.
RCMP charge man with arson after fire at Central Alberta hotel

RCMP charge man with arson after fire at Central Alberta hotel

RCMP say hotel residents used extinguishers to help put out blaze after an object in an Innisfail hotel room was lit on fire.
Alberta RCMP respond to more than 400 crashes over three days

Alberta RCMP respond to more than 400 crashes over three days

Central Alberta region led the way with 157 collisions as early winter storms played havoc with road conditions.
COVID-related charge stayed against host of Easter party

COVID-related charge stayed against host of Easter party

Former Innisfail town councillor Glen Carritt also believes his upcoming assault and mischief case will be resolved before trial.
Suspect returns to Central Alberta tavern and points firearm at staff

Suspect returns to Central Alberta tavern and points firearm at staff

24-year-old man from Red Deer County facing multiple charges, including assault with a weapon and uttering threats.
Saskatchewan trio nabbed in Alberta town after high-speed police pursuit

Saskatchewan trio nabbed in Alberta town after high-speed police pursuit

Suspects caught in Bowden; charged with auto theft and possession of stolen property after chase involving two stolen vehicles.
Central Alberta town fed up with ‘horrifying’ ambulance door issue

Central Alberta town fed up with ‘horrifying’ ambulance door issue

Undersized ambulance door at Innisfail Health Centre forcing patients to be unloaded outside during winter’s bitter cold and then rolled inside past alarmed citizens and staff.
Worst case of vandalism in cemetery's 124-year history

Worst case of vandalism in cemetery's 124-year history

Innisfail mayor and council upset over the toppling of about 100 tombstones, calling it a “hurtful” act against the community and its citizens, past and present.
Update: Innisfail RCMP no longer seeking distressed Penhold man reportedly carrying shotgun

Update: Innisfail RCMP no longer seeking distressed Penhold man reportedly carrying shotgun

Mounties say Penhold man could have been in Red Deer
RCMP hunting culprits who toppled 100 tombstones in Alberta cemetery

RCMP hunting culprits who toppled 100 tombstones in Alberta cemetery

Mounties say some tombstones at the Innisfail Cemetery were damaged in suspected vandalism spree.