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Vol. 4, No. 50 | 12 pages

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LONG STICKS OF THE LAW Kneehill, Special Areas boost BCF funds with $200k See page 2

Society formed with goal to operate ski hill See page 12

Who are you? See page 8

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Police officer Andrew Grainger and DCHS student Jared Potter face-off before a friendly RCMP vs. student floorhockey game at the high school on Thursday afternoon. Money from students and detachment members was raised and donated to the Salvation Army. Students won 16-13. inSIde photo by Kyle Smylie





inSideOPINIONS inSide STREETERS Kneehill, Special Areas boost BCF funds with $200k

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The Senate’s finance committee has recommended abandoning the penny. inSide Drumheller asks, “Do you think the penny should go?”

Sheresse Thompson “That’s all I have left! Especially at this time of year.”

Kelsie Campbell “Might as well, it’s pretty useless. Who saves pennies anyways?”

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The coffers of the Badlands Community Facility are slowly building with the help of two significant donations coming through to the project this week. On Tuesday afternoon, Kneehill County Reeve Carol Calhoun travelled to Drumheller’s council chambers to present Mayor Terry Yemen with a $100,000 donation towards the multi-sport facility. “The facility will be an asset to the whole area,” said Calhoun, while adding that many Kneehill County residents, especially in the east, will be able to take advantage of the facility. “We have other partnerships with Drumheller, in the way of water services, and we are glad to help out a partner.” “I’m very happy to see cooperation from a local municipality,” said Yemen on Tuesday. On Monday, Mayor Yemen announced at the committee of the whole meeting $100,000 was moved to the facility project by the Special Areas Board, which provides municipal services and long-

term land resource management. “It’s really encouraging to see neighbouring communities supporting the facility, because we know it’ll have economic spin-off benefits for not only Drumheller, but the surrounding area,” said councillor Jay Garbutt, who has also served on the Bad-

lands Community Facility Steering Committee for the last two years. “Seeing this level of commitment from member municipalities is exactly the encouraging step forward we’re after.” The first phase of the Badlands Community Facility is slated to be up and running

Kneehill County Reeve Carol Calhoun presented Mayor Terry Yemen with $100,000 for the Badlands Community Facility on Tuesday evening, bringing this week’s donation total to $200,000

this coming summer. It includes a new public library, field house, meeting and conference facilities. Phase 1 of the project is hoped to be finished by fall next year. The entire project has a fund-raising goal of $12 million.

with another donation from Alberta Special Areas. Facility construction is slated to begin next summer, with hopes of phase 1 of the project being completed mid-fall. inSide photo by Kyle Smylie

RCMP Do-Rights downed by students at food bank fundraiser Kyle Smylie | inSide Drumheller

Tara Semchuk “I’ll be sad to see it go, but it makes sense.”

Youth and the law clashed on Thursday afternoon in the gymnasium of Drumheller Composite High School in a floor hockey fundraiser for the Salvation Army Food Bank. Members of the Drumheller RCMP detachment took on six students of the school in a 44 minute hockey game. Teams were tied with about a minute and a half left, however the students went on to win 16-13.

Corporal Black said they had lots of fun and are looking forward to more opprotunities of interacting with the students in the future. The “RCMP Do-Rights” consisted of officers Mike Black, Andrew Grainger, Jennifer Ruban, Jeremiah Jones, Mike Maxwell, Bryan Machuk, and team ringer Kelly Tompkins. “It’s different for the kids to be seeing them out of uniform,” said instructor Jeff Messom, who had his money on the young guys.

The RCMP members brought $100 to be donated to the food bank, and classes at the school each put $20 in to watch the game.

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“It probably should, it makes sense. I don’t see paper cents being any better.”

Jared Potter, Matt Kendall, Dave Pedersen, Shayne Gwinner, Sean Davies and Mitchell Toffan represented DCHS.

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Two charged after evading peace officers Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller

Two involved in a pursuit with Wheatland County officers, and then a manhunt by RCMP, made an appearance in provincial court last Friday, December 10. The Mail reported in its December 15 edition that on December 8, a 49-yearold man and a youth were arrested after they failed to stop for the enforcement officer. The Nissan they were driving became stuck

and the two fled on foot. The RCMP were requested to assist and about four hours later the two were located hiding in an unoccupied farmhouse. In the car, police found a number of automotive batteries. Patrick Wells, 49, of Hanna has been charged with failing to stop for a peace officer, dangerous driving, breach of recognizance, break and enter to a residence and operating a mo-

tor vehicle without insurance. The 16-year-old youth, who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act is facing charges of break and enter to a residence and six counts of breaching a recognizance. Both appeared last Friday in a Drumheller provincial courtroom. Both remain in custody, and are scheduled for a show cause hearing this Friday, December 17.

Inmate sentenced to 90 days for assault, threats to officer Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller

An inmate at the Drumheller Institution who is serving a life sentence for second degree murder received a 90 day global sentence for threatening and assaulting a corrections officer. Michael Dueck appeared in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, December 10 facing a charge of uttering threats and assaulting a peace officer, and a separate charge of uttering threats.

On August 3 of this year, Dueck was in the segregation unit at the Drumheller Institution when he used the intercom system to threaten an officer. He said he would jam a stick in the officer’s neck and kill him. He was still in segregation on August 27 when he began yelling and screaming and ran toward the cell door and said to an officer, “I’ll kill you, I’ll take your head off.” He then covered the window of the cell, which prompted officers to

enter the cell. Dueck then spit on the officer, constituting an assault. Dueck was sentenced to 60 days for the single count of uttering a threat, and 90 days for the second information of uttering threats and assaulting a peace officer. Because he is currently serving a life sentence, Judge Grieve was not able to make the sentence consecutive, however did say it could affect his release date when he comes up for parole.

Long time McDonald’s employee sentenced Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller

A long-time Drumheller McDonald’s employee has received a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to theft. Margaret Sieppert appeared in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, December 10 for sentencing. She pleaded guilty to theft under $5,000 on a previous court date. Late in 2008, it was discovered that funds were taken from night deposits on two occasions. The total amount taken was

$1,933.88. Representation for Sieppert, John Sparling QC, told the court Sieppert has since made restitution for the total amount taken and has provided a note of apology. Sieppert, 58, is widowed and worked at the Drumheller McDonald’s for nine years. She acknowledged what she did was wrong, and it was a breach of trust. She directed an apology to owners and operators Ed and Brandi Mah, who were in court, saying it was stupid on her part, and hopes

they accept her apology. Judge Grieve, in handing down sentences, explained the sentence is not to just deter Sieppert, but to deter others, and the court treats crimes that are a breach of trust of an employer very seriously. Judge Grieve suspended passing of sentence for Sieppert for one year and bound her with a probation order, explaining that if there are any breaches of her conditions, she will return to court to face him directly.

Lost brothers fined for Wildlife Act violations Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller

Two brothers from the Strathmore area who purported to be lost on their way to their hunting grounds received heavy fines relating to violations of the Alberta Wildlife Act. Kerry Wayne Loeppky and Terry Douglas Loeppky both appeared in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, December 10. They were each charged with hunting out of season, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and unauthorized hunting on occupied land.

On December 9 of last year, the two brothers were hunting white tail deer in the Hanna area. The season had closed on November 28. A landowner in the area heard shots fired on his land near his cattle. He witnessed a gun being fired from a truck, took the licence plate number and called Alberta Fish and Wildlife. Terry Loeppky pleaded guilty to hunting out of season. In submissions from his council, it was stated that Terry, 56, had

been hunting for 40 years without incident. The two were on their way to a zone where the season for white tail deer had been extended, but had been lost and ended up in land where the season had closed. He received a $1,000 fine and a one-year hunting licence suspension. Kerry Loeppky did not admit to shooting from the truck, but pleaded guilty being a party to a person who discharged a firearm from a vehicle. He received a $600 fine.

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DRUMHELLER AREA NIGHTLIFE Friday, December 17, Drumheller: 55 and Over Club invites you to an evening of Christmas carol singing followed by dessert and coffee. 7:00 pm at Fellowship Baptist Church, 226 2nd Street West. Admission is free. Friday, December 17, Morrin: Bethany Lutheran Church of Morrin presents Night of Wonder, Night of Joy, Fourth Annual Christmas Cantata. 7:30 p.m., Morrin Community Hall. Admission: donation to food bank. Everyone welcome. Saturday, December 18, Morrin: Chinese Gift Exchange at the Morrin Hotel. $20-$25 gift, 5:00 p.m. Entertainment by Brian Lanigan, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 18, Drumheller: CCE welcomes Fire Coulee Bandits to their family. Appearing at Drumheller’s Newest Night Spot, Rising Star Restaurant. Central Canadian Entertainment, 30 - 3rd Ave, Drumheller. For more information call 403-820-3605. Sunday, December 19, Drumheller: Special services for the Advent Season, Knox United Church, Longest Night Service, 7:00 pm. Friday, December 24, Drumheller: Special services for the Advent Season, Knox United Church, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7:30 pm. Friday, December 31, Morrin: New Year’s Eve Bash at the Morrin Hotel. Limited tickets. $10 cover charge. Entertainment by Ecko Band. Monday Evenings, Nacmine: Community Bingo at the Hall. Doors open 6:00 p.m. Bingo starts 7:30 p.m. Monday evenings, Drumheller: Come and enjoy an evening out at the Legion - sign up for Ten Card Cribbage, 7:00 p.m. every Monday. Bring a partner. Preregister at the Legion prior to October 4. Call Arlene at 403-823-9831 for more information. Wednesday evenings, Drumheller: Modern Dance (age 10+), carol todor dance school, 6 pm - 6:45 pm. Thursday evenings, Drumheller: Ballroom Night, carol todor dance school, 8 pm - 9:15 pm.

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Drumheller Room to Read appeal reaches goal Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller

A campaign by Drumheller residents to build a school for children in Sri Lanka has succeeded, and today children in the northern reaches of the country have a better chance at an education. The Drumheller Room to

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volunteers who spearheaded the appeal. The Drumheller appeal kicked oďŹ&#x20AC; in the spring of 2009. Learning about the charity, founded by former Microsoft executive John Wood, inspired organizers. The organization has a model to fund speciďŹ c projects from

has been helping. So far it has established 670 libraries and established 47 new local language book titles, and is projected to build 280 schools through 2010. Drumheller residents supported one of these schools. The Drumheller appeal paid for half of the school.

Staff at the Drumheller ATB pooled their casual Friday funds into a $1,000 donation for the Salvation Army. Pictured is ATB staff Susan Schmidt and Charlene Vescarelli presenting the cheque to Lieutenant Rachel Sheils. inSide photo by Kyle Smylie

Students in northern Sri Lanka will get a better chance at an education thanks to residents in Drumheller who supported the Room to Read ap-




Read appeal raised $20,000, the amount needed to build half a school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thanks to the eďŹ&#x20AC;orts of the citizens of Drumheller, the Drumheller appeal for Room to Read has been successful,â&#x20AC;? said Peter Glossop, one of the

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peal. It raised $20,000, half of the funds needed to build a school in Sri Lanka.

start to ďŹ nish, rather than pooling the funds, and its focus is on education. Its credo is â&#x20AC;&#x153;World Change Starts with Educated Children." To date, the organization can boast of building 1,129 schools and 10,000 libraries. It also has published 441 books, and has distributed 8 million books. It has established more that 10,000 scholarships focused on giving girls an equal chance at an education, and in all, has beďŹ tted the lives of 4.1 million. Organizers felt it is a strong charity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Often times short term aid is given for a disaster or to alleviate starvation. It was our belief that by assisting in the education system we could empower communities to be more self suďŹ&#x192;cient and stable in the long term, rather than dependent on outside resources,â&#x20AC;? said Glossop. The group also recognized the need in Sri Lanka. While education was highly regarded in the small island country, and it had achieved the highest literacy rate among Asian countries, its infrastructure was fragile at best. Tragedy struck six years ago when the country was slammed by a devastating tsunami on Boxing Day in 2004. It has been struggling to rebuild its infrastructure, and Room to Read

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The community in Sri Lanka, through its own labour, fundraising and supplies is supporting the other half of the cost to build the school. Glossop said this will help the country by not only building its infrastructure, but by facilitating better education to help the children, and the country, face a better future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sri Lanka, at times, has experienced diďŹ&#x192;culty with maintaining civil rights and education is one of the best ways to support civil society,â&#x20AC;? said Glossop. Some of the Drumheller appeal fundraising endeavours included a downtown garage sale, and a golf tournament, as well as some art donations. There were also a number of individuals coming forth and donating individually, learning about the project through word of mouth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are particularly appreciative of the support of Darryl and Darlene Danchek and TD Waterhouse, Irv and Corrine Gerling, Jordan and Andrew Harper and Jens Madsen of Evergreen Implements,â&#x20AC;? said Glossop. Glossop is proud of the efforts of residents, and looking at other projects including the Morgan Jayne Project. He said Drumheller has a more global focus than ever before.

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Encana makes $1,500 food bank donation

TransCanada Pipelines’ Richard Christensen presented $500 to Matt Sheils of the Salvation Army on Tuesday evening. TransCanada annually donates to foodbanks in the areas they operate in.

Encana’s Luigi Vescarelli (middle) presented Rachel and Matt Sheils of the Salvation Army with a $1,500 cheque to help out in the high-demand Christmas season at the food bank. Encana provides donations to food banks in all areas they operate in.

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Lori Stefanishion inSide Drumheller Food Columnist I always love a recipe with a good story behind it. This is one I found that comes from a lady in Florida. She discovered a card in a box of memorabilia following the passing of her Finnish grandmother. After having it translated, it turned out to be a recipe! The  blend of  ingredients reminds me of the flavor you have when dipping cauliflower in a cheese fondu.  Since fondu is a tradition of many people at Christmas and New Year’s, I thought this would be a fitting choice at this time. It would be a nice side dish to have with a Christmas meal.

Cauliflower Casserole 2 cups cubed day old rye bread 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets 2 Tbsp. butter 1 tsp. caraway seeds 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 4 eggs, beaten 1 cup flat beer (or non-alcoholic) 1 tsp. ground mustard 1/2 tsp. ground coriander 1/4 tsp. pepper Place bread on a cookie sheet and bake at 300 for 15-20 minutes until crisp. Saute the cauliflower in butter but the caraway seeds until tender. Remove from heat and stir in bread and cheese. Transfer to a greased 11x7 inch baking dish. Whisk remaining ingredients and pour over the bread mixture.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted in centre comes out clean. Another recipe that goes nicely with the flavors of this season is lemon curd. I have mentioned before that my dad taught me there is nothing better than lemon pie, but lemon curd was right up there on that list as well!

Lemon Curd 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 3 Tbsp. lemon zest 6 large egg yolks Melt the butter in a heavy pan. Remove from heat and whisk in the sugar, lemon juice and zest. Whisk yolks in until smooth. Return to medium-low heat and cook, whisking constantly, until thickened (about 5 minutes). Don’t boil the mixture. Immediately press through a fine sieve using a rubber spatula. Cool to room temperature whisking occasionally. Refrigerate, covered until ready to use. This will keep for a month in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. You might like to try it on muffins, scones, toast or pound cake. Imagine this spread over some warm gingerbread on Christmas morning ...

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WHOare you?

Who are you? is a weekly feature that profiles various young professional Drumhellerites. Know someone who we should get to know better? Please give us a call at 403-823-2580, fax at 403-823-3864 or email

Brett Hempel the outdoor rinks What would you change? The dinosaurs, I have to look at them everyday Hobbies and interests? Hockey, chess, and spelunking Favourite colour? Pink Favourite food? Liver and onions What would you do with $1,000,000? I’d like to say I’d donate it, but I’d probably buy a million dollars worth of Sport Selects/Pro-lines Dream job? Working for The Drumheller Mail and doing the Who Are You? Where do you want to travel to most? Calgary, never been Words to live by? Go big or go home Favourite sports team? Manchester United Pet peeves? People who think they’re funny Who’s your hero? JFK Coke or Pepsi? Coke Dream car? The AMC Gremlin If you could have dinner Grand Master Mason makes official visit at Symbol Lodge with anyone, dead or alive, Local resident Doug Wade made his official visit on December 9 as since last June. “We had a lot of fun that night,” said Wade, “People who would it be? MohamDistrict Deputy Grand Master to the Symbol Lodge #93 in Drumhell- say you can’t get dressed up for a nice night in Drumheller. We wore med Ali, he was a great man. er, his own lodge, with the Masons, his first visit since being in office our tuxes.” photo submitted I’d serve him fruit punch. Age: 17 Employer: Sports Room Source for Sports Job Title: Sports Room Specialist How long have you lived in Drumheller? 17 years What do you like most? The

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PLRD enrollment numbers take dive

Blast from the past

Lower numbers take bite out of funding

Patrick Kolafa

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Recipient’s Name: Address: Town: The Drumheller Dragons honoured hockey legends of the past, the 1965-66 Drumheller Miners, by sporting retro jerseys which were auc-

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tioned off following Saturday night’s loss to Brooks at home. Inset are the legendary Allan Cup Champions. mailphoto by Kyle Smylie

Dragons honour legendary Miners

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In honour of what was possibly the most successful sporting franchise to ever emerge from the Drumheller valley, the Dragons donned retro jerseys at Friday and Saturday’s home games styled after the famous Drumheller Miners of 196566. For those not familiar, the Miners were

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members of the Alberta Senior Hockey League who won the Allan Cup, Canada’s national senior championship, in 196566. "I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into the arena," says Jim Fisher, who was general manager of the team during their Allan Cup run. "It brought back a lot of memories." “Not only the management, but our players too, talk about what a tremendous

legacy the Miners left behind, and how special it is we can stand on their shoulders and continue to develop that tradition here in Drumheller,” said Dragons’ head coach Dan Price. Jerseys were auctioned over the course of Friday and Saturday’s games, with the highest bidders being given the jerseys

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The wet and sloppy conditions caused construction delays across the board this summer, but work has picked up on the Wintering Hills wind power project near Dalum. Set to have turbines erected this coming spring, the wind farm– 4 kilometres southeast of Dalum, has taken advantage of the ideal weather conditions for construction over the past month. Suncor Energy is mostly responsible for the project, their biggest wind project to date with 55 turbines, at 88 megawatts total. The farm is expected to produce enough clean energy to power 35,000 Alberta homes at peak operation. In September, Suncor entered into a partnership with Teck Resources Ltd., Suncor owns 70 per cent while Teck owns the remaining 30 per

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The numbers are in, and Prairie Land Regional School Division (PLRD) has lost approximately 72 students since last year. This adds up to a loss of $435,000 in funding compared to last year for the already cash strapped school division. Duane Roy was re-elected as chairperson by members of the newly elected PLRD board of trustees. He said a number of factors have Affected the division’s numbers. “A lot of it's high numbered graduating classes leaving and smaller Grade 1 and Kindergarten classes coming in,” he said. "Anytime families move out of the territory, that is a direct loss and we had that happen.” He adds the slowdown in the economy also spurs families moving away from the area, and that impacts the numbers. “We hope the trend is going to level off, if not improve. There is going to be a point in the next few years that our graduating class going out is going to be the same as our

REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES 2010 Thursday, November 11 Services in your Community

East Coulee -11:00 a.m. .......East Coulee Community Hall Dalum- 10:30 a.m. .......................... Dalum Lutheran Church Big Valley - 10:45 a.m. ........................................... Jubilee Hall Carbon - 10:00 a.m. ....................... Carbon Community Hall Delia - 10:15 a.m. ................................Delia Community Hall Hussar - 10:30 a.m. ..............Our Saviors Lutheran Church Rockyford - 10:30 a.m. .....Rockyford Community Centre Standard - 10:30 a.m. ........................................ Standard Hall

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10:30 a.m. at Central School There will be FREE bus service for seniors and veterans to and from the service, courtesy of the Town of Drumheller. Sign-up sheets are posted at the following places or call the Legion at 403-823-5611: Bus schedule for November 11: Manor 1 .............................................................................8:45 a.m. Manor 2 .............................................................................9:00 a.m. Riverview Terrace ...........................................................9:15 a.m. Keystone Estates ............................................................9:30 a.m. Sunshine Lodge .............................................................9:45 a.m.

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classes coming in, so we hope that we will maintain where we are at,” he said. The loss is more dramatic than the board’s projections made in March of 2010, and represents 38 more students leaving than anticipated. “The board’s reduction in staffing that took place last spring was a necessary step in ensuring that board reserves, which will be used to offset a now larger operating deficit, are used responsibly,” stated in the PLRD’s board meeting highlights. Roy said the board is still working to find efficiencies. “Our year end was August 1. Continued on A3 … see PLRD



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Rosebud Centre of the Arts elects Colin Jackson as chair submitted | inSide Drumheller The Board of Directors of The Rosebud Centre of the Arts is pleased to announce that Colin Jackson has been elected Chair of the Board succeeding outgoing Chair Jason Knibb. “We are very pleased that Colin has agreed to Chair the Board at this critical time in our growth,” says Knibb. “Colin has a broad base of arts experiences as a theatre director, producer and teacher. He has a tremendous passion for the arts and an insatiable desire to see us succeed as leaders in the arts community in Alberta and western Canada.”

“Rosebud Centre of the Arts (RCA) is one of Alberta’s finest arts assets,” says Jackson. “With a strong faith underpinning it is a creative hub at the crossroads of Alberta rural and urban cultures. It is a centre of pleasure in the arts, pride in Alberta and economic activity in the Alberta Badlands. The RCA is composed of one of Alberta’s largest theatre companies, a school for the arts which attracts students from across North America as well as Europe and Africa, and hospitality services for theatre patrons, meetings and celebrations. “It is a privilege to lead the remarkable Board in service to our actors, teachers and students. The staff leadership, Executive Director Bob Davis, Artistic Director Morris Ertman, Director of Education Maki Van Dyke and Hospitality Director Pat Murphy are top notch. With the opening of the new Mercantile building in the spring of 2011, Rosebud Centre for the Arts will be even stronger as an example of the cultural vibrancy of rural Alberta and of Alberta as a leader in the arts in Canada.” Following a 44-year career in the arts and broadcasting industries, Colin Jackson retired as President of Calgary’s Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts in 2009. In addition to serving as Chair of Rosebud Centre of the Arts, Jackson is active in a range of philanthropic endeavorers including service to the arts community, arts education and to the relief of poverty in Africa.

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Although hesitant to admit it, Heather Hamilton at Diosa Spa knows she offers Drumheller more services than any other in town. Offering a full service spa, including aesthetics and nails, two certified massage therapists and two tanning beds – one standing, Diosa Spa is a perfect place for self upkeep during the chilly winter months. Many jetting off to hot beaches of the south will want to take advantage of stocking stuffers and Christmas specials which will be available soon. “We’re the only place in town that has everything,” says Hamilton of the

spa in downtown Drumheller. Hamilton has been in the Drumheller area for eight years, starting Diosa four and a half years later. They moved to a bigger location in August of 2009, with a salon being added in April of this year. Staff incude massage therapist Loretta Wilson, esthetician and nail tech Teri Faulter, reflexologist Diana Watson, massage therapist Heather Boyd, and hair stylists Kayley Goodine and Carena Heer. Carrying Redken Line, BigSexy hair products, Zoya nail polish, Australian Gold tanning lotion, Dermalogica and much more, Diosa is a perfect place to start holiday shopping.

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Superseded by DVD 4. Earth chart 7. Energy unit 10. Greek god of war 12. Ardour 14. Title of respect 15. Couches 17. Barn storage tower 18. Cape near Lisbon 19. Motion picture science 22. Fills with high spirits 23. 18th Hebrew letter 24. At an advanced time 25. Missing soldiers 26. And, Latin 27. Silver 28. Gentlemen 30. Tangelo fruit 32. Actor ___ Harris 33. Mister 34. Adult Bambi 36. Small cake leavened with yeast 39. Largest city in NE 41. Quick reply 43. Local dialect expressions 46. Friends (French) 47. ____ Bator, Mongolia 48. __ __, so good 50. Side sheltered from the wind 51. Village in Estonia 52. Genus beroe class 53. 32nd president's initials 54. Furnish with help 55. Guided a tour

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29. Models of excellence 30. Flat-topped inflorescence 31. Costing nothing 34. Marked for certain death 35. 17th Greek letter 37. Photons, pions, alpha particles 38. Amount that can be held 40. Light greenish blue 41. Toadfrog 42. 18th Hebrew letter (var.) 43. Young whale 44. Forearm bone 45. Moldavian capital 1565-1859 49. Radioactivity unit

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 It's time to get moving, Aries. Beef up an exercise regimen and take health seriously. Get a head start on those New Year's fitness resolutions. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, the hectic pace of the holiday season has taken its toll on you. But that doesn't mean you can't recuperate quickly. A few days and you'll be on your feet again. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, expect to spend time in the stores even though the holidays have passed. With some post-holiday money in the bank, you're ready to take advantage of great deals.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, with the holiday social schedule clear for the time being, pass the time with hobbies that interest you or sit back and get some well-deserved R&R. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, your sharp tongue leaves you in a bit of hot water. Don't be so quick to talk before you think your words through. Otherwise, you could offend a lot of people.

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LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, dwell on the positives and this week will soar by. Socializing with friends comes fast and furious; so much so that you don't have room in your calendar to fit them all. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, look for an ally when a sticky situation arises. With a good friend at your side, the situation will soon be nothing more than a distant memory.

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A new society has been registered with hopes of operating the ski hill this season.

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This time of year is celebrated as being the most wonderful time of the year. It is marked by celebrating with family and friends, the exchange of gifts and good wishes, and remembering those less fortunate than ourselves. It is a time of year where no matter who you meet, or pass by, there is always a smile and a cheery greeting. People seem happy, perhaps because they have found something that is not in so great abundance the other 11 months of their dreary existence: manners, civility, caring about the other fellow before yourself. For the season that celebrates the birth of Christ, it seems that everyone is on the same level, the lowest and the highest exchange the same greeting, smiling, wishing one another a “Merry Christmas”. One will hold the door for the other, help with packages, or donate freely and generously to help wherever needed. This does indeed make it a most wonderful time of year. I was in the library last week perusing the Social Sciences section when I noticed a book about the Sixties and all the revolutions to which that period gave birth, some good, some bad. The values we espoused before the Sixties, which were the main casualties of the revolutions, were what made things simple, as in, “Life was simpler back then.” When the Sixties ended and we looked around, it seemed as though we had revolted and rejected a perceived systemic restraint and restrictions only to have traded them for another system, one much more restraining than its predecessors. When feminists bit the hand that held the door for them, it was an action that would change the whole dynamic between men and women. Once women had the power, they were the custodians of virtue, a man would offer his seat, hold the door, remove his hat in her presence, and curb his tongue. The feminist movement, seeking equality, lost more than an empty seat and a held door. Along with them went all the kindnesses, civilities, manners and seemingly empty gestures required for civil discourse, detente, reconciliation, marriage, etc. Where once there was common courtesy between the sexes, there now exists a wariness, a skittishness, and reluctance to extend such courtesies for fear of the reaction. The courteous relationship that had existed between men and women for centuries has become an unfortunate victim of collateral damage in one revolution of the Sixties, the Feminist Movement. At least that’s how I see it. 50m

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A new society with hopes of operating the ski hill has been registered, and it has made an offer to the Town of Drumheller to get the wheels rolling. This year the Town of Drumheller cancelled its agreement with the now defunct ski club because they had become deregistered as a non-profit corporation and were not able to operate the ski hill as a nonprofit. The Town owns a portion of the lands that the ski hill occupies, typically described as the hill from the second ski lift tower and up. A new society called the Drumheller Valley Ski Hill (Friends) has been formed. Throughout the process, the Town of Drumheller has had the position that it would be open to working with a nonprofit group to have skiing return. This week the paperwork for the new society was approved. The new society has since made an offer to the Town of Drumheller to deal with outstanding issues, including a bill for water consumption and an offer to purchase the

land. “We made an offer that is just below the $30,000 mark, and we believe it is an offer that is substantially larger than the last one and it covers everything,” said Zrinko Amerl, who now sits on the new club’s board. Mayor Terry Yemen said the Town of Drumheller has received a new offer from the new Ski Club, and Drumheller Town Council will be looking at it at Monday’s Town Council meeting. The new board includes Zeke Wolf, Vicki Meyers, Shelley Jorgensen, Debbie Herman and Zrinko Amerl. Amerl said while there is a new society, they are in the process of resurrecting the former Drumheller Valley Ski Club (1997) in order to deal with lawsuit issues, as well as to live up to obligations made by the former club. The hope is that the ski hill will be up and running this season under the new society. When the old society is resurrected, it will then sell the ski hill to Ski the Badlands Ski Hill Ltd. The new society would continue as a friend of the ski hill. “The new board is organized

for the future. The future of the new club is to support and promote skiing in Drumheller,” said Amerl. Recently the Town issued a press release to quell some rumours that it is in negotiations to redevelop the land. “There are rumors that the Town of Drumheller is in negotiations with developers to redevelop the land. That statement is absolutely false. We are not negotiating with any developer for that property. Right now our main priority is to ensure that the land will be used for a ski hill,” said Mayor Yemen. Amerl said he is committed to making sure the ski hill remains viable. “The big concern for the Town is that the land remains a ski hill for 10 years, and I moved here to keep the ski hill running, otherwise it would have closed down in 2007,” said Amerl. “I believe at this point, the Town, myself and the ski club are intent on getting this organized and done once and for all.” After an agreement has been reached, Amerl said it would take 7-10 days to have the hill up and running.





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