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Friday, February 14, 2014 Vol. 8, No. 7 | 8 pages

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Gabriella Calderon, left, 8, strains hard to help her team win the tug-of-war at the Winter Carnival at St. Anthony’s School Thursday, February 13. Right, David Morse, 6, aims for a bucket in the snowball toss and Raelynn LeBlanc, below, 6, decorates the snow at the modern art station. Junior and senior high French classes organized the carnival for kindergarten to grade five students, with the grade six students leading each winter fun station. There were 12 stations including tug-of-war, snowball toss, modern art and tobogganing. inSide photo Michele Scott

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inSide STREETERS We wanted a short poem, for Valentine’s Day, so inside Drumheller asked people nicely, and here’s what they say:

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Radar speed sign one more tool for highway safety Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller

The Drumheller RCMP Detachment has one more piece of equipment in its arsenal to promote safer roads and highways. Last week the RCMP took receipt of a portable radar speed sign. This is a sign that can be placed in trouble

areas where speeding is prevalent and displays to drivers how fast they are travelling as a reminder to slow down. Staff Sergeant Art Hopkins explains the sign comes out of the detachment’s rural budget so its use would be primarily on highways surrounding the valley, however

it could make it onto streets in Drumheller. Corporal Rod Guthrie walked inSide Drumheller through a display of the new equipment. The sign is portable and is pulled like a trailer and is fully self contained. A solar panel keeps a battery pack charged to power the unit. It can

be programmed with a smart phone and can be set to various speed thresholds. It is equipped with a camera and can be set to capture images of vehicles passing. Although these images may not be used in enforcement, they could be used to send a stern reminder to drivers to ease up on the pedal.

The data on the area where the speed sign is located could also be collected to determine any traffic concerns. As soon as officers are trained on the use of the equipment, deriver can expect to see it deployed on a roadway in the area.

Corporal Rod Guthrie below with a new radar speed sign acquired by the Drumheller RCMP. The sign is a self contained unit that is able to clock speeds, make a record of them and also take photos of the vehicles inSide photos by Patrick Kolafa

Sheri Martynes “Roses are red, violets are blue, children are nice, and grandchildren, too.”

Jenn Eskeland “Violets are blue, roses are red, we’re doing this backwards, that’s what she said.”

The Drumheller RCMP’s new radar speed sign has already been deployed testing its efficiency. On Thursday morning it was on

Riverside Drive East, serving a reminder to drivers to be aware of their speed on residential roads and in playground zones.

Free fun in Drumheller on Family Day Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller Tari Coad “Roses are red, violets are purple, sugar is sweet, and so are you.”

Alisha Ferguson “Roses are red, and sometimes they’re thorny, when I think of you, I get kind of corny.”

Time spent with family is priceless, and this Family Day there are a number of activities to do for free. The Royal Tyrrell Museum is offering free admission on Family Day to mark the holiday. Throughout the weekend, the museum will be offering all the fine programming it has been lauded for including free Storytime each day at 12:15. On Monday, there is an additional Storytime at 2:15. Throughout the weekend, there will be free audio and video presentations in the au-

ditorium. Passion for the Past explores how palaeontologists uncover fascinating mysteries from the past. This video was the bronze winner of the 2008 Interpretation Canada Awards of Excellence. Behind the Scenes, a video presentation of what happens to fossils after they arrive at the museum, will also be playing throughout the day. There also free crafts and fossil casting ($10) offered. There is even more family fun planned at the Badlands Community Facility on Monday. The field house will feature an inflatable obstacle course includ-

ing an 18-foot slide and a bouncy house. There will also be some board game action. Drop in from noon until 5 p.m.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. The Drumheller Memorial Arena will be open for free skating from noon until

4 p.m. and the Drumheller Aquaplex will be offering a toonie swim from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

There is a number of great family fun events in Drumheller to do on Family Day. inSide file photo

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Diamond shines bright at Drumheller Legion Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but the songs of Neil Diamond are friendly to most everyone. This Saturday evening the Drumheller Legion is hosting a night of Neil Diamond. Jason Scott is bringing Diamonds are Forever a Celebration of Neil Diamond for all to enjoy. Scott is the creator and performance artist for the one-man show exploring Diamond’s music and stage persona. The show spans Diamond’s entire career. “Neil Diamond has recorded his music so many times, and changed it so much, that interpreting that music can in itself be an art,” said Scott. “When you look at Neil Diamond’s history and career of six decades, you realize the music and the possibilities of that music are unlimited.” Scott’s show has been lauded all over. In 2005,

he was the first Canadian to win the “Be a Legend Celebrity Tribute Contest in Las Vegas. From there, he has won several international awards for his performances. Diamonds are Forever a Celebration of Neil Diamond is more than just a concert. It features authentic costumes, background stories, studio recorded tracks, spot on vocal tracks and audience interaction. It is a hit for all audiences, whether you are a fan of Diamonds from the 1960s or the 1990s. “This music bridges generations,” said Scott. “The show is structured but also spontaneous, loose and huge fun as the performance is very audience interactive, sometimes I find myself in the crowd and then other times I’ve found some of the audience on stage with me.” Diamonds are Forever is being held Saturday, February 15. Tickets are available at the Legion.

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TOWN OF DRUMHELLER 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 T00008-14H; D.J, Wilson Services Ltd; Plan 565LK; Block 4; Lot 8; 721 3 Street SW, Drumheller – HOME OCCUPATION – Bob Cat Services (Office Use Only) – Classification Residential “R-1A” District 2. Development Permit T0009-14H; R. Cox; Plan 2193CC; Block 45; Lot 5; 850 2 Avenue West, Drumheller – HOME OCCUPATION – Environmental Assessor / Consultant (Office Use Only) – Classification Residential “R-1A” District 3. Development Permit T00011-14H; TJ Valley Adjusters Inc; Plan8017GH; Block 1; Lot 4; 706 1 Street SW, Drumheller – HOME OCCUPATION – Insurance Adjuster (Office Use Only) – Classification Residential “R-1A” District 4. Development Permit T00012-14H; Drumheller Valley Vacation Rentals; Plan 0411572; Block 1; Lot 37; 405 1 Avenue, East Coulee – HOME OCCUPATION – Tourist Dwelling – Classification Suburb Community Residential “SCR” District 5. Development Permit T00013-14H; Ideal Janitorial Service; Plan 9510437; Block 6; Lot 2; 120 3 Street, Nacmine – HOME OCCUPATION – Janitorial Services (Office Use Only) – Classification Residential “R-1” District 6. Development Permit T00014-14H; Rare Rides; Plan 9242EW; Lot 3; 756 Hunter Drive, Nacmine – HOME OCCUPATION – Horse & Buggy Rides – Classification Urban Transitional “UT” District 7. Development Permit T00015-14H; Powder Buff Car Detailers; Plan 9242EW; Lot 3; 756 Hunter Drive, Nacmine – HOME OCCUPATION – Car Wash & Detailing Classification Urban Transitional “UT” District 8. Development Permit T00016-14H; Steve’s Painting; Plan 7291CG; Block 3; Lot 1113; 1910 North River Drive, Drumheller – HOME OCCUPATION – Painter (Office Use Only) – Classification Residential “R-1” District 9. Development Permit T00017-14H; DJ Buchamer; Plan 9710916; Block 8; Lot 5; 648 Bankview Drive, Drumheller – HOME OCCUPATION – Motorcycle Apparel & Accessories (Office Use Only) – Classification Residential “R-1” District 10. Development Permit T00018-14H; A & R Alterations; Plan 4024FC; Block K; NW-11-29-20-W4M, 751 North Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller – HOME OCCUPATION – Alterations – Classification Residential “R-1” District 11. Development Permit T00019-14H; Caracol; Plan 4128EQ; Block 3; Lot 1; 169 6 Street, East Coulee – HOME OCCUPATION – Pottery Making & Selling – Classification Suburb Community Residential “SCR” District 12. Development Permit T00020-14H; Big Country Amusements; Plan 7935EM; Block 2; Lot 1-2; 284 3 Street, Nacmine – HOME OCCUPATION – Electronics / Computer Repairs – Classification Residential “R-1” District 13. Development Permit T00021-14H; Urch Sheet Metal; Plan 2721JK; Block 1; Lot 4; 87 Michichi Drive, Drumheller – HOME OCCUPATION – Sheet Metal, Plumbing, Heating & Gas Fitting – Classification Residential “R-1” District Further information regarding these decisions may be obtained from the Development/Planning Department, Town Hall, 224 Centre Street, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y4 (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 Sub-division & Development Appeal Board at 224 Center Street, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y4. A non-refundable fee of $127.25 must accompany the appeal. The “Notice of Appeal” and accompanying fee must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., February 28, 2014. Cindy Woods, Development Officer, Town of Drumheller

The Town of Drumheller is pleased to offer the Badlands Scholarship again this year. We are putting the scholarship timing up to match with the Celebration of Excellence. Applications will be available at Town Hall beginning Feb. 15th and will be accepted until March 31, 2014.

JOIN THE CORPORATE DODGEBALL CHALLENGE AT THE BADLANDS COMMUNITY FACILITY!

Get out of the office and play. Assemble a team (or two) and join us at the Badlands Community Facility to play some dodgeball! Leagues are a great way to raise morale with staff, connect with the business community, get out of the office, and blow off some steam! 8 week Dodgeball League starting February 24th Teams of 6 (+2 subs max) • Ages 17+ Make your own team name and “uniform” (creativity encouraged) Members: $16 Non Members: $40 Registration opens February 12. There is only room for 8 teams so register fast, before spaces fill up! For Questions, or to register your team visit the information desk or call the Badlands Community Facility: 403 823-1370. Sara Fischer, Program Specialist Badlands Community Facility 403.823.1338

Triple P Parenting Session 2

Raising Confident, Competent Children… Feb. 20th, 6:00-8:00 pm at Elim Pentecostal Building This session introduces parents to 6 key building blocks kids need to do well in life .These skills include showing respect, being cooperative, being considerate, becoming independent, having healthy self-esteem, & becoming a good problem solver. Parent Link will provide childcare if requested early. Pre-register at 403 820-5157 Yvonne Markotic, Drumheller Coordinator Golden Prairie Parent link • drumheller@goldenprairieplc.ca

???DID YOU KNOW??? Placement of C-Cans (sea cans) require a Development Permit application and approval. Also, these units are not permitted in any area zoned as a residential district, even for temporary placement during construction. Please contact the Development Authority for additional information. Cindy Woods, Development Officer Town of Drumheller • 403-823-1310

BOARD VACANCIES  The Town of Drumheller has vacancies on the following Boards:  Drumheller Public Library (1 vacancy) and Municipal Planning Commission (1 vacancy) and Policing Committee – 2 vacancies ( One from Starland County, one from Munson, Morrin or Delia). Please contact Linda Handy 403-823-1339 if you are interested in serving in this capacity. DRUMHELLER AQUAPLEX IS NOW OPEN!!!

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Family Day Unplugged Disconnect to Connect Join in some great family fun activities on Feb. 17th: BADLANDS COMMUNITY FACILITY: check out the inflatable obstacle course, 18 ft slide, jump house and some board game action. All FREE from noon-5pm DRUMHELLER ARENA: FREE Public Skating 12 pm-4 pm. ROYAL TYRRELL MUSEUM: FREE admission and fun free family activities! DRUMHELLER AQUAPLEX:  Toonie Swim,  1:30-4pm 

TOWN OF DRUMHELLER 2014 SEASONAL LABOURER 1 - CUPE LOCAL 135 The Town of Drumheller is seeking an individual to fill the position of Seasonal Labourer 1. Position Summary: Performs manual work involving the use of common labouring tools (i.e. shovels, rakes, push brooms, push mower, wheelbarrows,etc). Involves the use of light duty trucks and light motorized equipment. Hours per Week: 40 hours — Monday to Friday Pay Scale: $17.62 per hour Benefits: As per the Town’s HR Policy and CUPE 135 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Qualifications: Preference will be given to individuals who will be pursuing post education in the fall. Bondable • Minimum class 5 license • Perform other related duties as required Deadline for Applications: Friday April 25th, 2014 at 4:00 pm or until positions are filled. Resumes may be submitted to: Kevin Blanchett, Operations Manager, Infrastructure Services 117 - 7th Avenue SE, Drumheller, T0J 0Y3 or fax to (403) 823-1353 or email kblanchett@dinosaurvalley.com. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

DINO DEN – SPONSORED BY THE TOWN OF DRUMHELLER, DRUMHELLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, DRUMHELLER CHINOOK CREDIT UNION, COMMUNITY FUTURES AND 99FM If you have a good business idea that will bring value to Drumheller and need some start up incentives, please submit your business plan to Bob Cromwell – Town of Drumheller’s Economic Development Officer by March 30th, 2014. Three or four business plans will be selected with the successful candidates selling their idea to the sponsorship representatives, similar to the concept in the TV series, the Dragon’s Den. Following the presentations, the sponsors will vote on the winning business idea with the recipient being awarded incentives to assist with their business costs. Good luck!


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Annual music festival gearing up Michele Scott | inSide Drumheller

The Drumheller and District Music Festival Association met Monday to finalize plans and hammer out schedules for March’s music festival. Entries closed January 24, and Entry Secretary Tracy Kakuk said voice has the largest number of entries with 36 hours of vocal competition spread over five days. This category covers ev-

erything from musical theatre to classical to pop to hymns. There were few entries last year in the speech category, so the association encouraged more participation. “I think there’s been a lot of interest - we really pushed for more people to do speech,” Kakuk explained. She said the schools are getting students to recite poems or write their own - for example, one student put in

two poems she wrote herself. The largest age group of performers is from 8 to 16, however Kakuk notes there are adults on piano entered in this year’s competition. This year’s Drumheller and District Music Festival takes place at a number of venues thoughout Drumheller from March 18, and concludes on the evening of March 28, Performers on-stage at the Drumheller competition, as well as 36 hours of vocal when the final concert and District Music Festival. There are competition spread over five days. will be held. File photo adults playing piano entered in the 2014

Influenza vaccine still available to youngsters Submitted | inSide Drumheller

Using additional doses of influenza vaccine secured by Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services (AHS) will now be offering influenza vaccine

to all children who turned, or will turn, six months of age, on or after December 1, 2013, through to March 31, 2014. Influenza vaccine also continues to be offered to all children less than nine years of

age who received a first dose of influenza vaccine already this season, and still require a second dose. Children (less than nine years of age) receiving influenza vaccine for the first time this season require two doses, to be fully immunized. Parents of children in either of the above noted groups can call Health Link Alberta, or their local Public Health Office, for information on accessing the vaccine for their child. Although influenza vaccine is no longer available for Albertans outside the above noted two groups, all Albertans are encouraged to continue their

vigilance in preventing the further spread of illness in our communities by following preventative precautions: • Cover your cough: Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing or coughing. If you don’t have a tissue, always cough or sneeze into your arm, not into your hands. Throw away tissues after wiping your nose or covering a cough, and wash your hands. • Clean your hands: Using soap and warm water, wash your hands thoroughly and often, including after coughing, sneezing, using tissues or the washroom, and before

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Sharing 64 years of love and marriage

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In celebration of Valentine’s Day today, inside Drumheller is profiling Benth and Clara Poulsen, sweethearts for 64 years on March 29. When you first meet Clara, 85, and Benth, 84, you might think “what a cute couple.” Spend a little time with them, and

you’ll see the love, deep fondness and affection they have for each other. The Poulsens both have a great sense of humour, and Benth often has a straight face when he teases Clara. She is eleven months older than Benth, and he quips “That’s the first trouble we had to get used to.” The two met when they

were young children, attending Sunday School at the same church, then junior U.F.A. at the same time, although they attended different schools. - Clara at Blue Spring outside of Wayne and Benth at Beynon. “The minute I woke up and had a look at her, that was it for me,” says Benth. They both laugh and Clara tells him he’s full of b.s. Clara’s not sure when she and Benth became best friends - “It happened slowly, over time.” They each completed Grade 9, then took a year off, then attended Olds School of Agriculture, with Clara in her second

Young sweethearts starting out

Drumheller resident Ryan Coles, 24, proposed to his sweetheart Savannah Kohlenberg, 21, on December 28, 2013. Ryan was born and raised in Drumheller and Savannah’s family moved here when she was nine. Savannah has their 2016 wedding already planned, including the guest list, which she did with the help of “Pinterest” on her smartphone. inSide photo Michele Scott

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In honour of Valentine’s Day, inSide Drumheller spoke with sweethearts Savannah Kohlenberg, 21, and Ryan Coles, 24, who have been a couple three years last October and were recently engaged. They were aware of each other, had nodded in passing, but hadn’t really spoke to each other. That changed when Savannah and Ryan were both working at Drumheller Co-op. Savannah, a grocery cashier, went over to the gas bar to buy her first scratch n’ win lottery ticket. She tells the story: “Ryan sold it to me, and I told him it better be a winner, and it so happens, it was - I won ten bucks. So I kept five

and gave five to him.” “Really, I don’t remember that,” Ryan chimes in. “I’m not surprised,” is Savannah’s reply. Family and friends tell them they already act like a married couple - coordinating schedules, respecting personal space, and asking each other’s opinion on things. Savannah said it was when Ryan was at her Mom’s Thanksgiving dinner in 2010 that they officially became a couple - her older sister stated she liked her boyfriend, so Savannah said to Ryan, “Okay, you’re my boyfriend now.” The two had been hanging out for a few months before that as friends. They both remember their first outing with a safety-net friend along

because they were both so nervous. Ryan recalls their first date - “It was awkward, and Savannah broke the ice. I think she said ‘I gotta belch’, something like that.” Each remembers the fact they had brownies and ice cream for dessert, and they each get just a little bit more emotional when they’re talking about the day they became engaged. December 28th, 2013. They had Christmas with Ryan’s family in Drumheller, then travelled to Saskatoon for their second Christmas with Savannah’s family. Ryan preferred to ask Savannah to marry him in front of her family, because it would mean a lot more to her. Savannah knew he had the ring - she’d seen the jewellery box in a hotel safe when they were on a trip - but Ryan was waiting for the right time to propose. “It was a shock that he did it in front of my family. I cried. I was so choked up, I almost couldn’t speak,” describes Savannah. The two moved in together last year and have since acquired two cats (Savannah’s idea), although they plan on waiting awhile to start a family. Savannah smiles - “Our babies are our kitties.” The couple plans to be married in two years, after Savannah finishes Therapeutic Recreation at school through the University of Lethbridge’s e-campus.

year when Benth started. If we dated then, Clara said, it wasn’t very much. Asked if he brought her flowers when he was courting her, Benth replies “I think somebody conned me into paying for some of them.” Clara, smiling, thinks it was probably his Mom or Dad. The pair married in 1950 in Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Dalum, and held their reception upstairs at the newly relocated Dalum Community Hall - the bathrooms were outside. Clara remembers snow on the ground the day they got married. The couple stayed over night in a motel in North Drumheller, (where Rivergrove Campground is now) - Clara couldn’t recall the name. “You mean you don’t

Clara and Benth Poulsen celebrate 64 years of marriage this March 29. The two grew up in different communities but attended the same church and received their confirmations on the same day. Clara grew up on a farm 5 to 6 miles south of Wayne, and Benth grew up on a farm 2 and a half miles southeast of Beynon. inSide photo Michele Scott

remember?” Benth teases. He thinks it was the Silver Spike Bungalow. The couple spent a night at his parents farm, then drove out to Wintering Hills, where they farmed and raised four children. “What are you answering yes to?” Benth asks. “Did we have children?” Clara replies. “I think we did, yeah,” Benth answers, not quite smiling.

The pair moved into Sunshine Lodge a few years ago. “I believe it still is a good marriage,” Clara says. “I think we did what came naturally.” Benth replies “Oh is that what it was?” Clara says the last time they went back to their old house, only the metal stairs that Benth made remained. “He was a great welder.”

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thought Lori Stefanishion inSide Drumheller Food Columnist Here is a fool-proof recipe for roast beef that I heard about a lot, and finally got a chance to try it out just recently. It was a huge success - I will use this method from now on. I’m sure it’s “old hat” to some people, but I will share it for those who like a good roast dinner, but never have the best of luck with it turning out just right. When I made this, I used a four-bone prime rib, but other cuts work fine. You may have to get out the calculator for this, but the method is a simple one. You can season the roast however you normally do. (I like to make slits and stuff some garlic pieces into it.) Directions Take the meat out to bring to room temperature before roasting. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Make sure it fully reaches 500 before the roast goes in. Leave the roast in for 5 minutes per pound. (here’s where you may bring out the calculator). When that time has passed, turn off the oven. Do not open the door! Now, walk away. Leave the meat in the oven for two hours. This is a good opportunity to prepare the rest of the meal, or just take a break! When the 2 hours is up, bring the meat out, tent with foil and let it sit for up to half an hour. I inserted a meat thermometer and watched until it was the desired preference (medium rare for us). Remember, the temperature is going to rise as it sits, so don’t be tempted to stick it back into the oven if you don’t think it’s ready. One of our guests preferred well-done meat. I carved his from the outside and it was perfect. This could be a nice Valentine’s meal, giving you time to relax and share some special time with your special val-

entine or guests. I wouldn’t use a small roast just for two people; I suggest a bit larger and have some leftovers for the next day. An appetizing accompaniment for this meal would be a nice spinach salad. I have done so many variations on spinach salads - you can add such an array of ingredients, the possibilities seem endless. I try to add some type of nuts or sunflower seeds, a dried or fresh fruit, a tangy cheese such as feta, goat or blue and some chopped onion. A nice balsamic dressing always works, as does a citrus one. I just came across one that mixes 2 Tbsp. raspberry jam with 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar and 1/3 cup oil. To round off this meal, try some rich, loaded mashed potatoes: Mash your potatoes (this recipe is for 9 medium) with 1 block of softened cream cheese, 1 cup sour cream, ½ cup butter, ¼ cup milk. Then, stir in 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese, and 1 ½ cups shredded Jack cheese. Add ½ pound bacon that is cooked and crumbled, 4 chopped green onions and ½ tsp garlic powder. To make this an easy meal, prepare a day in advance, refrigerate the potato mixture and cook in a greased slow cooker - on low for about 3-4 hours. This recipe serves about 10 people – you may need to cut it in half. Enjoy all those who are close to your heart this Valentine’s day!


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Kit CLARK Age: 36 How long have you lived here? Nine years. We moved from Medicine Hat. What do you like most about living here? It takes me five minutes to get to work. What are your favourite things to do here? In winter, watch the Drumheller Dragons and spend time on the outdoor rink at home with the kids. Occupation: The Service Centre manager, NGC Compression Solutions. What do you like most about your job? The flexibility - it’s a good work/life balance; and the excitement that comes along with it (the industry). What makes your job interesting? When something’s down and we’ve got to get it up and running, get the parts - I enjoy that. What do you do in your spare time? I coach minor hockey from September to March (currently my son’s team, McDonald’s Novice Raptors), and I like to watch my daughter

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the third period, then scored 3 goals in the ďŹ nal four minutes of play to come back and win the game 5 to 4. In their Sunday game the team was trailing, but tied the game halfway through the second period. Cochrane answered with a quick two back to ďŹ nish o the period, and Yavis’ lost the game by a score of 6 to

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4. Coach Lyle Cawiezel explains the team’s outlook. “The kids really battled hard and played two solid games. ‘Their never die’ attitude was there all weekend.â€? The Encana Atom Raptors also won on the weekend, beating Stratthmore 5 to 3. Coach Je Paarup says Encana’s defense was strong, but Strathmore also played a very strong game. The team’s player of the game was Nathan Dobell. The Boston Pizza

Western Chev Bantams also had a busy week last week, beginning with a 4-4 tie in their ďŹ rst of two provincial games against Oyen. The team winning the next game will win Zone 6.

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The Bantams struggled a bit Friday, losing 9 -5 to Taber, but bounced

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Drumheller’s NGC Peewee Raptors are undefeated in their league play with a record of 17 wins and a tie. Head Coach Jason James cites the team’s hard work as the reason. “I attribute the wins to the eort they’re putting out as a team and great goal tending

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helps.â€? James says it’s a tight race in the league with Medicine Hat nipping at their heels, Oyen right behind Medicine Hat, then Brooks right behind Oyen. NGC has won close games with each of the three teams. “We’ve got two goalies and they’ve been keeping us in the games, and the boys are able to score the one or two extra goals we need.â€? “Hopefully from here on in their dedication will help them in the play os.â€?

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Drumheller NGC Peewee Raptor player Kristian Patterson battles in the corner for the puck at Drumheller Memorial Arena February 8th in their game against Olds. The NGC Raptors won the game 7 to 4, and their record stands at 17 wins, zero losses and a tie heading into the end of the season. inSide photo Michele Scott

James, as NGC head coach for the past two years, believes the team’s dedication to both their on-ice training and dry land practice, as well as a total group contribution, makes a season like this possible. “Other coaches, and the parents - everyone has to get together. And parents’ dedication to bringing the kids down - it’s a lot of commitment - 2 to 3 games per week plus 1 to 2 practices per week.� “It’s sure rewarding,�

he adds. Right now the NGC Raptors are focused on the Zone 6 Championship against Airdrie. The ďŹ rst game is played February 22 in Airdrie and the second game is February 25 at Drumheller’s Memorial Arena. The Raptors play two regular season games this weekend at the Drumheller Memorial Arena - 9 am Saturday versus RMAA and 1 pm Sunday versus Medicine Hat.


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