Friday, April 26, 2013 Vol. 7, No. 17 | 12 pages
Who are you? See page 6
Hi-Way 9 driver earns award See page 10
We built this city!
Dragon goes to university See page 12
INDEX inSide Opinions
Who are you?
The Drumheller Valley Secondary School Choir wowed crowds at Kaleidoscope Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday with the choral rock show, We Built this City! Leading the choir during the opening song were Savanna Richardson (left), Courtney Quintal, Abby Fooks, and Hayven Tucker. inSide photo by Michael James
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inSide STREETERS inSide Drumheller took a look at the town’s emergency strategy. Residents are encouraged to plan for 72 hours without help. inSide Drumheller asks: “Are you prepared should disaster strike?”
Katy Sproule “We have a small emergency kit, with water, canned food, first aid, and crank flashlights. We like to be prepared.”
Kari-Ann Faubion “Yeah, we have a lot of canned food and water. We lived on a farm, so you have to have all that ready.”
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wo weeks ago, the world was shocked by the tragedy that unfolded at the Boston Marathon. Though Drumheller is not nearly the same size, inSide Drumheller spoke with emergency services in Drumheller to learn what plans are in place should something similar befall our quiet, rural town. “There are many different scenarios and circumstances that could arise. Every community has to be prepared,” said Bill Bachynski, Drumheller Fire Chief and chair of the disaster services committee. “You would get the same reaction you’re seeing in Boston right now, just on a smaller scale. If needed, we would bring in people from as far away as we have to.” Various scenarios are outlined in the Town’s Municipal Emergency Plan, which are updated on a regular basis and the risk associated with each evaluated on a continuing basis. “They’re all rated and plans made appropriate to that risk. There is a plan in for the community, and that is to practice on a regular basis,” said Bachynski. Although many sce-
narios are discussed, emergency services emphasizes the ones that are most likely to occur. “Within the RCMP there are plans in place for various eventuali-
ity is to preserve life and then protect property. For example, let’s say a fertilizer storage tank exploded, we wouldn’t treat that any diﬀerent initially than if someone
throughout the province to deal with the issues that come to light,” said Hopkins. The Royal Tyrrell Museum, which sees hundreds of thousands of
How would Drumheller react if the Boston Marathon tragedy happened here? By Michael James | inSide Drumheller
ties, but you have to plan for what is a reasonable likelihood in your community. We do have contingency plans in place for explosions, not necessarily associated to a terrorist organization. Overall, the plan is very similar, no matter what happens,” said Staﬀ Sergeant Art Hopkins. “When police and emergency personnel move in, the ﬁrst prior-
dropped oﬀ a bomb at the BCF. Ultimately, it’s about saving lives and helping the people who are injured.” Afterwards, after the injured were aided, the investigation would begin. “The investigation after the fact is done differently. Depending on what happened, diﬀerent agencies and organizations will be mobilized
tourists each year, also prepares should the worst happen. “We have developed, and continue to update, an emergency response plan. It is mainly designed for ﬁre, severe weather, bomb threat, robbery, or any other similar emergency. I have thought before that if a threat were to occur in this community it could very likely be here,
We do have contingency plans in place for explosions, not necessarily associated to a terrorist organization. Overall, the plan is very similar, no matter what happens...Ultimately, it’s about saving lives and helping the people who are injured.”
You would get the same reaction you’re seeing in Boston right now, just on a smaller scale. If needed, we would bring in people from as far away as we have to.”
Nick Sereda “No, I wouldn’t say I could go 72 hours.”
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Staff Sergeant Art Hopkins
Walter Reed “When you live in the country, you have to be prepared.”
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Kyle Dimmock “Yes. Back home we’d go through snowstorms with no power.”
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given the large numbers of people we sometimes have on site,” said Andrew Neuman, Executive Director of the Tyrrell Museum. Staﬀ at the Tyrrell are trained to handle a variety of situations. Their primary goal is to ensure guests are evacuated from the building safely. “We have staﬀ who have security and safety as a major part of their job. These individuals have some training in crisis management. One of the ﬁrst things we do if there is any threat is to evacuate people from the threatened area and call emergency services. It is important to refer these emergencies to the proper trained authorities. One direction our staﬀ are given is: should you notice a suspicious object or package, contact police. Under no circumstances should you tamper with or move the object,” said Neuman. In the end though, like with disaster services, the museum focuses on the most likely disasters that could befall the town. “We focus on the most likely threats like ﬁre and severe weather, but our response to a bomb would be very similar,” said Neuman.
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Drumheller has an entrepreneurial spirit, with small and medium businesses not only surviving, but thriving, never missing an opportunity to grow. Some of these opportunities may be outside the valley, the province, or even the country. Next Thursday, May 2, the Honourable Cal Dallas, Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations will be in Drumheller to discuss the potential of looking beyond the valley walls for opportunity. “It is an opportunity to discuss what we do in International and Intergovernmental Relations and how that can be directly positive for businesses throughout Alberta, to talk a little bit about these opportunities to engage internationally, and what export can do for a business and the community,” Dallas told inSide Drumheller. International opportunities, he says, come in a variety of ways beyond simply exporting a product. There are myriad ways to build international relationships, including through tourism. “We are going to have people along who have speciﬁc tourism expertise, we are going to have agricultural expertise,” said Dallas. “We have six international oﬃces in Asia. These oﬃces are working to strike relationships, surface op-
portunities, and analyse the market and be able to interact directly with businesses throughout Alberta.”
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International relationship can help unlock business potential. “Your region is achieving great things on the tourism side, but it also has enormous untapped potential. We are able to talk about what some of that looks like, from Asia, or Europe, he said. “I know there will be lots of agricultural related interest from this region and my sense is there are some businesses that are developing and manufacturing some very unique products that probably have value elsewhere in the world, and what these opportunities look like.” It has been a year since the elec-
tion and Drumheller, despite not having an MLA as part of the governing party, is seeing a number of ministers coming through the valley. Finance Minster Doug Horner was in Drumheller before the budget came down, and Culture Minister Heather Klimchuk was through last week. “That is what we were elected to do, govern for all Albertans. What you are seeing is our commitment,” said Dallas. “We are going around the province and working really hard. We know the success of these communities is based on a lot of factors, but seeing small business succeed is critical to the sustainability of our communities.” Manager of the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce Heather Bitz says Drumheller was selected to host one of 10 of these conversations throughout the province. “It is deﬁnitely going to be interesting,” said Bitz. “We look at it as a positive opportunity to bring something else to our community and an opportunity for business owners to get involved and have a conversation with the minister.” The meeting is slated for Thursday, May 2 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at the Badlands Community Facility. Bitz asks those interested in attending to RSVP by email to email@example.com or call 403-823-8100.
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Drumheller Library Upcoming Events: “Write Through Grief & Loss” Writing FREE Workshop presented by Ray McGinnis will be held in the Large Meeting Room on Friday, May 3, 2013 1:30-4:00pm Registration: please call the Drumheller Public Library at 403-823-1371 Alphasaurus Preschool Storytime 10-11am Fridays - No preregistration – FREE 4 Tales Family Storytime - 2-2:30pm Tuesdays - No preregistration – FREE Drumheller Public Library 403-823-1371 or www.drumhellerlibrary.ca DEVELOPMENT PERMITS Take notice that the following development permits for the proposed uses listed below have been issued in accordance with Land Use Bylaw 10-08 of the Town of Drumheller.
1. Development Permit T00022-13D; Pinter’s Campground; NE Sec 21 Twp 28 Rng 19 W4; 90 Pinter Road, Rosedale – DEVELOPMENT PERMIT – New Construction of Accessory Building – Classification Agricultural “A” District 2. Development Permit T00024-13D; Plan 4790DO; Block 9; Lot E 37.5’ of 5; 1345 – 4 Avenue SW, Drumheller – DEVELOPMENT PERMIT – Extension of Deck and addition of Sunroom – Classification Manufactured Home (Subdivision) Residential “MHR” District 3. Development Permit T00025-13D; D.A.R.T.S.; Plan 8157GH; Block 12; Lot 19; 401 – 12 Street East, Drumheller – DEVELOPMENT PERMIT – Occupy as a Group Home and Construction of Access Ramps – Classification Residential “R-1” District 4. Development Permit T00027-13D; Evan’s Restaurant; Plan 4047EP; Block OT; NW Sec 1 Twp 29 Rng 20 W4; 700 Highway 9 South, Drumheller – DEVLEOPMENT PERMIT – Restaurant Expansion (Outdoor Patio) – Classification Highway Commercial “Hwy-C” District 5. Development Permit T00028-13D; Plan 0711064; Block 2; Lot 5; 608 Greene Close, Nacmine – DEVELOPMENT PERMIT – Extension of Deck – Classification Residential “R-1” District 6. Development Permit T00094-13H; 601398 AB Ltd; Plan 2691BC; Block 22; Lot 34-35; 258 3 Street West, Drumheller – HOME OCCUPATION – Skin Care and retail sales of skin care products – Classification Residential “R3” District 7. Development Permit T00095-13H; Hog Wild Grits; NE Sec 21 Twp 28 Rng 19 W4; 107 Pinter Drive, Rosedale – HOME OCCUPATION – Mobile Lunch/Coffee Truck (Office Use Only) – Classification Country Residential “C-R” District 8. Development Permit T00096-13H; Cory’s Maintenance & Reno; Plan 7410338; Block 3; Lot 12; 48 Hunts Crescent, Drumheller – DEVELOPMENT PERMIT – General Contractor/Renovations (Office Use Only) – Classification Residential “R-1” District 9. Development Permit T00097-13H; Classic Cabz of Drumheller; Plan 5913JK; Block 10; Lot 8; Further information regarding these decisions may be obtained from the Development/Planning Department, Town Hall, 703 - 2nd Avenue
West, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y3 (403) 823-1310 or e-mail cwoods@ dinosaurvalley.com Any person wishing to appeal these decisions may do so by submitting Form F and/or a written notice of appeal to the Secretary of the Subdivision & Development Appeal Board at 703 - 2nd Avenue West, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y3. A non-refundable fee of $120.00 must accompany the appeal. The “Notice of Appeal” and accompanying fee must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., May 10, 2013 Cindy Woods, Development Officer, Town of Drumheller Centennial Day Calibrations Wednesday May 15th. Join us at the Badlands Community Facility Free Public BBQ beginning at 4:30 pm. All welcome. Joe Vickers entertaining during the BBQ Antique Car show registration starting at 3pm to 6pm. Cruise around the valley. People’s choice awards Kevin Sorensen MP will be in attendance. 4:30-6:30 Free carriage rides by Norma. 4:30-6:30 Reenactment of the coin toss by theatre actors. Tattoos for kids. Free draws (10) must be in attendance Cake cutting 6pm Balloons for the kids. Picture display in the BCF gallery for the month of May. ALL DAY! Balloon Release For up to date information join us on our “Drumheller Centennial 2013” Facebook site. Yellow, Green, White and Polka Dot Jerseys – Anyone?
The Tour of Alberta – Canada’s Pro Cycling Festival is coming to Drumheller – September, 6, 2013. In anticipation of thousands of visitors and an international audience in the millions – we need your help to ensure that over 130 elite athletes, 250 team support personnel and our community make this a party to remember. So be a part of the action, in support of one of the biggest sporting events in Drumheller’s 100 years of history. We are looking for volunteers to provide security and hospitality support for the event. Contact: Paul Salvatore, Director, Community Services 403.823.1316 Or visit www.volunteerdrumheller.com For more information about how you can be part of the peloton.
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is accepting applications for “Citizen of the Year” and “Most Courteous Employee of the Year”. Citizen Of the Year is presented to an individual who has demonstrated years of community involvement and is currently and actively involved in the betterment of the Drumheller Community. Most Courteous Employee of the Year should display a helpful and enthusiastic attitude when working with customers, and show initiative going above and beyond the call of duty. Nominations must include the name of the person, as well as a summary of their activities which make them a candidate for the awards. Nomination forms can be obtained from SJ Fashions, Scotiabank, ReMax or Barb Campbell 403-823-3165.
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703 - 2 AVENUE WEST • DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA T0J 0Y3 Phone 403-823-6300 Fax 403-823-7739 www.dinosaurvalley.com Kids Have STRESS Too This workshop is designed to help parents and caregivers better recognize and understand children’s stress and the impact it can have on their children’s health and development. Parents/caregivers will be shown a variety of approaches to enable them to help their children deal with stress. • Prevention strategies • Symptom-reduction strategies • Problem solving • Adaptation responses WHERE: Badlands Community Facility WHEN: April 30, 2013 TIME: 5:00 pm Supper, Workshop 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm To REGISTER contact: Nicole @ 403-820-0171 or by email at drumecd@ gmail.com Space is limited so please register early! Registration deadline is April 22, 2013.
BOARD VACANCY – The Town has one vacancy on the Municipal Planning Commission Board. If you are interested in serving in this capacity please contact Linda at 403-823-1339 for an application. Mayday Miners’ Festival May 3-5, 2013 A Weekend of “Mine-Blowing” History in the Drumheller Valley! To download a FULL schedule of All the weekend’s events please go to; http://www.dinosaurvalley.com/tourism-events The new town responsible pet bylaw offers the cheapest cat registration if your cat or dog is micro-chipped and spayed or neutered, ….an easy way to get your pet back if it gets lost and then found……….micro-chipping allows bylaw or the vet to find the owner easily and quickly………….if anyone wishes to discuss this please call Greg Peters community/bylaw office at 823-1363 Travel Drumheller Destination Marketing Organization Employment Opportunity - Executive Director KEY DUTIES AND ACTIVITIES: Working to increase year round visitation to Drumheller, this person will develop an annual business and destination marketing plan and also work with local tourism stakeholders to develop and implement marketing opportunities. For complete position information please download from http:// www.dinosaurvalley.com/files/drumheller/executive_director_travel_ drumheller_posting_2.pdf or call Paul Salvatore at 403-823-1316 Please submit resume and coverletter to: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 10, 2013.
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