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Friday, February 15, 2013 Vol. 7, No. 7 | 8 pages

Raptors bound for provincials RCMP address St. Anthony’s parking See page 3

Who are you? See page 4

Dragons looking strong for playoffs See page 8

INDEX inSide Opinions

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Town Page

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Who are you?

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Employment

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Classifieds

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Happenings

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Sports

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Drumheller Midget Raptors Captain Spencer Fournier celebrates with his teammates after their stunning 6-1 win over the Kneehill Chiefs in their second and final game of zone championships. The victory means the Raptors will be heading to provincials in Coaldale March 21 to 24. For more about the Raptors, see page 8. inSide photo by Michael James

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inSide STREETERS A 30-year-old woman passed away from a heart attack, which doctors blame on her 10 litre per day soft drink habit. inSide Drumheller asks: “How much pop do you consume?�

Jason Tessier “About one can of diet root beer a day. Nothing good can come of what that lady was drinking.�

Sarah Burnett “None, I just don’t like it. For my son, never.�

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Businesses throughout Drumheller may soon see an end to their annual business tax. At their meeting on January 14, Drumheller Town Council defeated a motion to established the business tax rate for 2013 and directed administration to come up with alternatives to generate the same amount of revenue. The proposal presented at the February 11 meeting of Town Council was to replace the business tax by collecting the same revenue from the non-residential property tax. In eect, the Town would be revenue neutral with the change. “This seems to be just a change in mechanism from something archaic to one that is more common. With things being revenue neutral, it’s quite likely in many cases, business owners will still be paying a similar amount, it’ll just reach them in a dierent way,â€? said Councillor Andrew

Berdahl. The decision to seek alternatives to replace the business tax was made after surveying other communities and ďŹ nding none subscribed to the tax. In addition, the Town is aiming to eliminate noncompliance in regards to the tax. “We did a poll of any community our size or larger and we found Calgary is phasing out their business tax, Edmonton and Red Deer have a section which is for revitalization of the business areas. No other communities our size have a business tax,â€? said Bill Wul, acting director of Corporate Services. “Currently, the business owner is getting charged the value of the business tax. However, there is $23,000 (27 per cent noncompliance) outstanding that we cannot collect, because the buildings aren’t owner occupied and we can’t apply the outstanding tax to them.â€? Councillor Jay Garbutt agreed it was time to make the change. “With 27 per cent non-

Town Council passed a motion at their most recent meeting to replace Drumheller’s business tax with an increase to non-residential property assessments. The change would have a revenue neutral

compliance, it behooves us to do something to make it easier to collect these outstanding fees,â€? said Garbutt. With the proposal, non-residential property owners would make up the dierence. “The downside is, if we add the revenue to commercial property taxes,

result for the Town, but would essentially pass the business tax on to property owners, rather than business owners. inSide photo by Michael James

the property will probably transfer the dierence to their renter or, if the building is unoccupied, will have to pay themselves,� said Wul. The business tax was charged to business owners in Drumheller and was calculated as a percentage of the property assessment for the

building it occupied. A motion to direct administration to collect the revenue through the non-residential assessment was passed 5-1 by Council, with Councillor Lisa Hansen-Zacharuk opposed.

Hesketh-Orkney 4-H Beef Club

Sharon Garner “Maybe occasionally. Too much of anything is not good for you.�

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Amy Bradfield “I don’t drink any. It’s just too expensive.�

Mitch McNichol “As little as possible. Less sugar means less chance of diabetes.�

Hey Drumheller. The  Hesketh-Orkney 4-h Beef Club is having their public speaking on February 20, 2013 at the Carbon hall at 7:00  p.m.   If you would like to attend and you are not busy we would love to have you there listening and watching us.  Also  a big thank you to Michelle Hoover for coming on January 20 and teaching us about what makes a good speech and also a big thank you to Dez Miller for coming and helping with our record books and giving us more ideas.  Hope to see you on February 20 at the Carbon Hall.

Winter wonderland The Drumheller Valley was transformed on the morning of Tuesday, February 5 as dense fog filled the Valley, giving parts of Drumheller a haunting, yet beautiful appear-

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Complaints have been received associated to congested traffic issues at St. Anthony’s School. It is unfortunate that the school could not have been placed on the property where it was initially planned. As we cannot move the school, we need to find a solution. With that being stated, the cause of this congestion is parents and guardians attending to the school approximately 20 minutes before school gets released. This, in turn, is causing parents to block the access road on to school property. Bus drivers are complaining that it is making it difficult for them to see, thus putting busses and students at risk. Persons attempting

to get to Quadrock Trucking and Excavating are being blocked off, thus interfering with that business as well. There is a very simple solution. Parents and guardians, please do not attend to the school until after busses have left, roughly 3:20 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 12:20 p.m. on Friday. If you need to pick up your child for an appointment, then make arrangements to pick the child up before 3:00 p.m. We also ask parents and guardians if you cannot pull into the pick up area, then keep moving down the road. Drumheller RCMP members will be attending the school to keep vehicles from stopping on the road or on the approach. RCMP members will be sending any vehicle

It’s been parking pandemonium at St. Anthony’s School. When school ends for the day, busses and cars clog the entrance to the school. The RCMP is asking parents to

pick up their children after 3:20 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 12:20 p.m. on Friday. The RCMP will be attending the area and may ticket offenders for obstructing traffic. inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa

not in the pick-up area down the road. No stopping on the approach or on the road will be permitted. Repeat offenders may end up receiving a ticket for obstructing traffic. Please, come a few minutes later. Nobody needs the stress associated to a problem that has such an easy solution.

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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 T0004513-H; Central Alberta Coffee News; Plan 2089BN; Block 16; Lot 21; 381 3 Street East, Drumheller – HOME OCCUPATION – Publisher (Office Use Only) – Classification Residential “R-1A” District 2. Development Permit T0004613-H; Kel’s Korner; Plan 8711477; Block 1; Lot 31; 1177 100 Newcastle Place, Drumheller – HOME OCCUPATION – Custom Framing - Classification Residential “R-1” District 3. Development Permit T0003313-H; TB Power Yoga; Plan 4159CP; Block 5; Lot 14; 704 3 Street SW, Drumheller – HOME OCCUPATION – Yoga Instruction (Office Use Only); Classification Residential “R-1A” District 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., March 1, 2013 C. Woods, Development Officer, Town of Drumheller

Drumheller and Starland County Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) along with 4 other municipalities in our region are encouraging families to get unplugged on Family Day Monday, February 18, 2013. Use this time to disconnect from technology and connect with yourself, family and community. Log the hours you and your family unplugged on Tuesday, February 19th to see which municipality can connect the most! Families disconnected from technology, can record their unplugged hours via a Family Day Unplugged link on the FCSSAA website, www.fcssaa.org (only live on Feb. 19th) or ballots available at the Delia, Morrin or Drumheller Arena,

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TOWN OF DRUMHELLER FREE Family Story Time Every Wednesday 2 – 2:30 pm Join us at the Drumheller Public Library for FREE family story time. A half hour filled with stories and songs that are sure to delight children and caregivers of all ages! Drumheller Public Library 403-823-1371 www.drumhellerlibrary.ca

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Badlands Community Facility, Drumheller Aquaplex, Starland County Office, Sandstone Lanes Bowling or the Royal Tyrrell Museum; to log the time you unplugged.   For more information, or to download a registration form please visit the Town of Drumheller www.dinosaurvalley.com /Facebook site or www. starlandcounty.com   

Volunteer Drumheller KidSport™ beliefs that no child should be left on the side lines.  We provide support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. KidSport,   is presently looking for members to join our exciting community volunteer organization. We are presently looking for a Treasurer and community positions. The committee meets 3 times a year.    If you have any questions please call Dave Watson at 403-820-4100. Promote your organization’s volunteer opportunities or learn about the many volunteer opportunities on www. volunteerdrumheller.com or look for us on Facebook as; Volunteer Drumheller For more information, please contact Cathy Smoliak, FCSS Town of Drumheller, 403-823-1315.

703 - 2 AVENUE WEST • DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA T0J 0Y3 Phone 403-823-6300 Fax 403-823-7739 www.dinosaurvalley.com Sports, Recreation & Arts Expo Wednesday, March 6 3:00pm to 8:00pm Badlands Community Facility Exhibitor registration forms available at the Badlands Community Facility, www.dinosaurvalley.com, or contact Heather at hlittle@dinosaurvalley.com. Psst!  Wanna do business? The Badlands Community Facility is ready to help businesses grow by including information about local services to our future event and conference organizers.  Do you have a business that could provide services to future events in Drumheller, such as: Event planning, Bartending, Cleaning, Event Support, Transportation, Photography, Floral and Decorative arrangements, Entertainment Services including musical talent of all kinds. Help us - to help you grow your business opportunities in Drumheller. Contact: Marina Flater at the Badlands Community Facility 403.823.1364 or email: MFlater@dinosaurvalley.com. Beginners Wheel Throwing Class 

Town of Drumheller 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. Deadline for Applications: Friday April 26th, 2013 at 4:00pm or until positions are filled. Resumes may be submitted to Keith C. Russell, Operations Manager at Infrastructure Services (117 7th Avenue SE, Drumheller, T0J 0Y3) or fax to (403) 823-1353 or email krussell@dinosaurvalley.com. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Overcoming Adversity Seminar Develop skills to teach your children to be resilient, empathetic and empowered February, 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm Badlands Community Facility, 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller Everyone Welcome its FREE! For more information contat Jane Smith or Stephanie Koller at 403.823.5244 Or jane.smith@ghsd75.ca or Stephanie.koller@ghsd75.ca

This ceramic wheel throwing class is for beginners and those who want to expand their experience, or who are ready for a refresher. This class includes an introduction to the potter’s wheel and focuses on wedging, shaping, trimming, and simple glazing techniques. Artist Dan Wiebe will guide you through making various vessels and dishes and each piece will be fired in the kiln and ready to use. Location – Cottonwood Clay Studio at the Badlands Community Facility Dates: March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & April 6th and 20th Time: Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm Cost: $170.00 -Supplies included Instructor: Dan Wiebe  To register call Further Ed. @ 823-3669 for more info. Please note: classes are on a first come first serve basis

Town of Drumheller Key Phone Numbers Town Hall – 403-823-6300 Badlands Community Facility – 403-823-1370 Public Library – 403-823-1371 Aquaplex – 403-823-1322 Memorial Arena – 403-823-1328 Seniors Services – 403-823-1317

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Who are you? is a weekly feature that profiles various, 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 whoareyou@insidedrumheller.com

Athena Winchester Age: 33. Occupation: Emergency Medical Technician. Employer: Badlands EMS. 

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Big Bang Theory, and anything nature related on Animal Planet or Discovery. What would be your theme song? Tubthumping by Chumbawumba. “I get knocked down, but I get up again. You’re never going to keep me down.� What would you do with $1 million? Travel and

buy more camera equipment. What piece of future technology would you want now? A teleporter. Any words of wisdom? Optimism means expecting the best. Confidence means knowing how to handle the worst. Never make a move if you’re optimistic.

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would you bring with you to a deserted island? My camera, cell phone, and my husband I guess. Who would you like to hang out with for a day? Annie Leibovitz. She was a famous photographer and did pictures for Rolling Stone. Any hobbies? I love photography. I’ve been working on it for years and have been getting more serious about it. I also do cycling and hiking. What is one thing you could eat for the rest of your life? My homemade pizza. Favourite movies/tv shows? The Walking Dead,

Cuts for Cancer came through again and is approaching its goal of $30,000 this year. The eighth annual event went Sunday, February 3, with supporters streaming through the door at the Chop Shop to get their hair cut for a good cause. Cathy Morse, founder of the event, conďŹ rmed that so far, they have raised $25,825.11 and it

is still growing. “We will be accepting donations until February 28,� said an elated Morse. This year saw support from a variety of individuals, all who have seen their lives touched in different ways by cancer. Walter Albrecht has participated in the event every year since its inception and this year raised $2,477. Zach Bernard saw not only his hair and moustache shorn, but also his eyebrows. For this he brought

in $1,199.50. Spencer Fournier, who sacriďŹ ced his trademark mullet, raised $810, as did Justin Gillis. Members of the Drumheller Titans and the Drumheller Dragons were at the Chop Shop on Sunday to show support and raise funds. This year sta at WHIFS, in support of a former colleague, took donations at the restaurant and also contributed their tips from Sunday and raised an additional $925.

Many more went under the razor for the cause. The funds this year are going to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation to help top up a fund that supports patients and their families as they undergo treatment at the Drumheller Cancer Centre. Morse says there are three more individuals who are collecting pledges and will see their hair shorn later this month.

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Spencer Fournier shows off the last of his luxurious locks at Cuts for Cancer. He raised $810.

Colton Vannucci, in chair, sees his locks chopped by Cathy Morse. He teamed up with fellow Dragon Dakota Zaharichuk and raised $225 for Cuts for Cancer.

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, planning is going well and you have been following through with your responsibilities. Expect to tweak a few things in the days to come. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, open up to a trusted friend to regarding a significant decision you have to make this week. This friend can provide some valuable perspective. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 A barrage of new ideas makes you a hot item this week, Gemini. Your brain is working overtime and you may be shocked at what you come up with. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, expect to see eye-toeye with your significant other this week. You will be on the same page and this will help to strengthen your relationship.

Sudoku Here’s how it works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, embrace the opinions of those closest to you. Those opinions might differ from your own, but they may also provide you with some important perspective. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Try something different this week, Virgo. It may mean taking a new route to work or trying a new food. Try something that is out of your element and you may find you like it. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 You will be full of energy this week and ready to handle anything that comes your way, Libra. When you get on a roll, you may find you have some admirers. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, the coming week may try your patience. Relax when the week starts to prove too stressful, and you will make it through the week with your peace of mind intact.

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SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Keep listening when others around you are talking, Sagittarius. You can learn valuable lessons just by keeping a trained ear on the conversation and use this information later on. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you may have big plans this week but that doesn’t mean you can leave all other responsibilities by the wayside. If you can’t get to things yourself, then delegate. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you crave change this week, even if it is something small and mundane. Figure out something you can do on a small level to incorporate change into your day. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 You may be inclined to help your community this week, Pisces. There are bound to be plenty of places to share your time.


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COMING EVENT “HEAVEN BORN, HEAVEN BOUND” ... is the theme for a discussion series at Knox United Church, Thursdays, 7 – 9:00 pm, Feb. 21 – Mar. 28. Books, movies, and guest speakers will assist our exploration. Come to one, some, or all of these gatherings. Contact: Jan Richardson, 403-823-2366. 7c

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BUCHTA John Andrew John peacefully passed away with family at his side on February 10, 2013. John is survived by; four cousins: Irene, Millie, Anne and Molly. He was predeceased by; his father, George in 2003, his mother Mary in 1985, and his older brother Martin in 1987. John was born in Drumheller, Alberta. He was actively involved in promoting the Progressive Conservative Party and attending numerous political events. John enjoyed travelling through Europe bringing back many memories to share with family and friends alike. John attended Olds College where he successfully completed the Heavy Duty Mechanic program, as well as obtaining a degree in Agricultural Studies. John put his skills to use on the family farm where he was born and resided at. John’s passion of cattle resulted in him acquiring 25 head which he lovingly referred to as his kids. John’s strong work ethics demanded numerous hours to work the farm which he accomplished throughout his life, however in his personal time he enjoyed being in the presence of good company and always seemed to be smiling. John was a very polite and kind individual, whom if you were lucky enough to have him as a friend, you were truly blessed. A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., on Friday, February 15, 2013, at Knox United Church, Drumheller, Alberta, with Reverend Jan Richardson officiating. A private viewing will be held from 11:00 A.M. - 11:50 A.M. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta & N.W.T. Room 124, Professional Building 430-6 Avenue S.E. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 2S8. CourtneyWinters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403-823-2666). 7c

DO YOU KNOW a great volunteer? The Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (AWNA) and Direct Energy are now accepting nominations for the Alberta Volunteer Citizen of the Year award to recognize someone who goes above and beyond to help others in the community. Nominations are open to all residents served by AWNA newspapers. As a reward for giving so much, the winner will get a $1000 cash prize from Direct Energy and a $5000 donation to their community organization of choice. Visit: directenergy.com/vcoy or awna.com. Nominations close Sunday, March 31, 2013. HOST FAMILIES NEEDED. Northern Youth Abroad is looking for families to host 2 youth from Nunavut/NWT. Volunteering in your community. July/August; www.nya.ca. 1-866-212-2307. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS. C.A. MacLean/Fred Row Journalism bursaries. Help us locate a deserving individual from your community who would like to pursue a career in print journalism. Applications must be received by February 22, 2013. For further information, contact your local weekly newspaper or the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association, 1-800-282-6903 ext. 225; www.awna. com.

AUCTIONS 7th ANNUAL COLLECTOR CAR Auction & Speed Show, March 15 17/13, Red Deer Westerner Park. Featuring Big Schwag & indoor car show! Exhibitor space available. Consign your car; estate today. 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102; EGauctions.com. 1 HOME QTR & 18 Parcels of Farmland - Davidson, Saskatchewan. Sorgaard Ranches Ltd - 2290+/- title acres. 3 bedroom bungalow, 30 X 50 ft. garage, selling at the Saskatoon Auction March 19/13. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers: 1-800-491-4494; rbauction.com. RITCHIE BROS Unreserved Auction. Edmonton, March 8. Two Parcels of Farmland located at Grassland, Alberta. For more info contact Jerry Hodge, 780-706-6652 or visit: rbauction.com/ realestate. MONTGOMERY AUCTION Sales Center. Sat., Feb. 23/13, 10 a.m. 26514 TWP 400, Blackfalds, Alberta. Selling sheet metal equipment, vehicles, ATV’s, tarp buildings, saddles, squeeze, meat equipment, building supplies, Com.RO System, toys, dolls, shop tools & more. See www.montgomeryauctions.com or call 1-800361-6963. MGM FORD Lincoln Sales Ltd. 3010 - 50 Ave., Red Deer, Alberta. Sat., Mar. 2/13, 10 a.m. All surplus equipment & assets including portable sales office, dry van, forklift, hoists, shop equipment, chain link fencing, office furniture & more. See www.montgomeryauctions.com or call 1-800-371-6963. CLOSEOUT AUCTION. Feb. 23. Schultz Construction. Woodworking equipment, tools, hardware, pickups, cargo trailer, office furniture, inventory, skidsteer. Phone 780-944-9144; www. CenturyServices.com. MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 150 guns - handguns, rifles, shotguns, miscellaneous. Call to consign 780-440-1860.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ESTABLISHED 1901 Historic Bed and Breakfast. Five guest rooms, turnkey operation. Includes 2 houses on large riverside lot in Minnedosa, Manitoba. $575, 000.; www.tilsonplace.com; castlebb@mymts.net. 204-867-2830.

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JOURNEYMAN HD mechanic required for oilfield construction company. Duties will include servicing, maintenance and overhaul of our equipment. The job will be predominately shop work, but with a portion of your time spent in the field. A mechanic’s truck will be supplied for you. The job is based in Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051. NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $269. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228. PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE. $100 - $400 CASH DAILY for landscaping work! Competitive, energetic, honesty a must; PropertyStarsJobs. com. WANTED - Water & Vacuum Truck Operators. Class 3 w/Q-endorsement, H2S, First Aid, PST, CSTS. Mechanically inclined. Day-rate benefits. Fax 403-934-3487. Email: reception@ mjswaterhauling.com. DRIVERS WANTED. Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No rail experience needed! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation & benefits package. Skills needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, valid licence with air brake endorsement. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver. Do not fill in city or state. SMS FORT MCMURRAY is hiring Certified Heavy Duty Mechanics & Welders. Total compensation $76.71/ hour (including premiums & allowances). 14 X 14 shift rotation. Email: fmjobs@smsequip.com. Website: www. smsequip.com. TOWN OF PONOKA Employment Opportunity - Utility Operator II - Water Works. Position details at www. ponoka.org or email: michael.lewis@ ponoka.org. CLASS ONE Tank Truck Drivers needed. Off road experience needed, oilfield tickets, accommodations available. Production work. Email: admin@predatoroilfield.com. Fax 780-538-0968. Email preferred. Phone 780-817-8027. FAMILY BASED ATV motorcycle business seeking self-motivated Sales Associate. Must be outdoor enthusiast. Business minded team player with excellent computer skills. Full-time salary. Potential for bonuses. Apply to: Gateway Sales and Service Ltd., Box 1468, Rocky Mountain House, AB, T4T 1B1; gatewayss@telus.net. BARRHEAD & DISTRICTS Co-op Home Center is recruiting Assistant Home Center Manager. Apply with resume to the Home Center Barrhead; Attention: Don Graham; hcmanager@ telus.net. EARN EXTRA CASH! Part-time, fulltime immediate openings for men & women. Easy computer work, other positions are available. Can be done from home No experience needed; www.AlbertaJobLinks.com. NOW LOCATED in Drayton Valley. BREKKAAS Vacuum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers, Super Heater Operators with all valid tickets. Top wages, excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: dv@brekkaas.com. Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959. FULL-TIME MEAT CUTTER required at Sobeys in Olds, Alberta. 40 hours per week. Benefits. Fax resume to 1-403-556-8652. ROADEX SERVICES requires O/O 1 tons for our RV division and O/O Semis and drivers for our RV and general freight deck division to haul throughout North America. Paid by direct deposit, benefits and company fuel cards. Border crossing required with valid passport and clean criminal record. 1-800867-6233; www.roadexservices.com.

BAKOS NDT is hiring qualified CGSB Technicians in Whitecourt, Edmonton and Grande Prairie. Benefit package, signing bonus and profit sharing available. Email: admin@bakosndt.com or call 1-888-763-5575. NEWCART CONTRACTING LTD. is hiring for the upcoming turnaround season. Journeyman/Apprentice; Pipefitters; Welders; Boilermakers; Riggers. Also: Quality Control; Towers; Skilled Mechanical Labourer; Welder Helpers. Email: resumes@newcartcontracting.com. Fax 1-403-729-2396. Email all safety and trade tickets. CENTRAL PEACE NATURAL Gas Co-op Ltd. requires full-time Gas Utility Operator. Experience, safety tickets an asset. Clean valid driver’s licence required. Forward resume: cpngc@ telusplanet.net. Fax 780-864-2044. Mail: Box 119, Spirit River, T0H 3G0. VAC & STEAM Truck Operator. Valid Class 1 or 3, Safety Tickets, Top Wage, Benefits, Camp Work, Experience an Asset. Email/Fax Resume: 780-4588701, bryksent@telus.net. INTERESTED IN the Community Newspaper business? Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. FREE. Visit: www.awna.com/resumes_add. php.

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MOTORCYCLES WIN A 2013 HARLEY-DAVIDSON Street Glide FLHX. Only 499 tickets sold. 3 Early Bird draws. $100./ticket. June 21 draw. 75% sold out. Proceeds support Harley-Davidson Technician Program at GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/ fairview.

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REAL ESTATE LAND FOR SALE by Tender. Closes Feb. 28/13. 2 quarters 8 miles north of Thorhild. Can be purchased separately. North quarter buildings can be purchased separately. Gas well revenue. Call 780-206-0145. FREE BROCHURE - Kings County - “Land of Orchards, Vineyards & Tides”. Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Start business! Toll free 1-888-865-4647; www. kingsrda.ca.

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Family Day goes unplugged Michael James | inSide Drumheller

In a world where connecting can be done in the blink of an eye, it can also serve to pull people further apart. The Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) in the Drumheller area are hoping to change that this Family Day, Monday, February 18, with their campaign “Disconnect to connect.” The idea is for families to spend some time together during the day doing activities that do not require electricity, such as watching television or playing video games. There are innumerable activities for a family unplugged. For example, families can go outside for a walk, go skating, or tobogganing. Indoors, families can play a board game, read together, or play

music. Various attractions in the area are also available. The Badlands Community Facility will have an inflatable obstacle course throughout the day, Morrin and Delia Arenas will have free public skating from 1 to 4 p.m., the Drumheller Arena will have free public skating from 1:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Aquaplex is having a toonie swim from 1:30 to 4 p.m., and the Royal Tyrrell Museum will have free admission. Unplugging from technology has its benefits. Research suggests 73 per cent of kids would rather play with their parents than watch TV or use the internet. Teens having more than three family dinners per week are more likely to get better grades. Residents in connected

neighbourhoods have a greater quality of life. Lastly, three factors for healthy physical and psychological child development are movement, touch, and connection to other humans. Residents who un-

plug are asked to head to the Family and Community Support Services Website, which is linked from www.drumhellermail. com, to log your hours and share your story of what your family did while unplugged.

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Playing at The Napier Theatre... Friday, February 15 - Thursday, February 21: Les Misérables, 7:30 p.m. Closed Monday. February 19 and 20, 2013: Driving Attitudes Beginner Driving Program at the Drumheller Valley Secondary School. Call 403-335-9113 for details. Sunday, February 17: Nacmine Community Association Pancake Breakfast, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. February 21 - 28: Thursdays, 7 - 9 p.m.: “Heaven Born, Heaven Bound” Books, movies and guest speakers will assist our exploration. Come to one, some, or all of these gatherings. Contact Jan Richardson, 403-823-2366. Saturday, February 23: Drumheller and District Humane Society’s 5th Annual Spaghetti Luncheon and Silent Auction at the Cretaceous Conference Centre, Jurrasic Inn, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23: True Colors Parenting, presented by Gordon Colledge, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Three Hills Provincial Building. Pre-register by February 20, call 403-854-8800. Wednesday, February 27, 2013: Annual General Meeting for the Drumheller and District Humane Society at the Badlands Community Facility, 7:00 p.m. 403-823-8999 for more information. Wednesday, March 6: Tarp Auction at the Drumheller Stampede Barn. Meet and greet the chuckwagon drivers at 5:30 p.m., auction at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 11: After Five Club will resume featuring the Joyful Melody Trio (no February meeting). Men and ladies welcome. Wednesday Afternoon: KidsClub After School Program. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Drumheller Church of the Nazarene. 627 6 Street East 403-823-7020 for information. Monday evenings, Nacmine: Community Bingo at Nacmine Hall. Doors open 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Dragons looking strong in race to playos Michael James | inSide Drumheller

With only three weeks left in the AJHL regular season, the Dragons are ensuring they will have a good position for this season’s playos. Over the past week, the Dragons have put together a couple wins. On Wednesday, February 6, the Dragons travelled to Canmore to face the Eagles in their nest. Recently, the Eagles had been gaining on the Dragons in the standings. The Dragons clipped the wings of the Eagles with a decisive 5-0 victory. The Dragons were in control from the ďŹ rst puck drop. Cavin Leth got the Dragons on the scoreboard four minutes into the ďŹ rst period. However, it wasn’t until the second period when the Dragons put the game out of reach. Bryton Mills scored backto-back in the ďŹ rst ďŹ ve and a half minutes of the second. Mitchell Cook followed up with another goal before the period was out. In the last minute

and a half, Ryan Bloom racked the Dragons ďŹ fth goal while on the power play. Throughout the game, Dragons goalie Adam Beukeboom was a brick wall in net and earned his second shut-out of the season. The Dragons then had several days o. On Saturday, they returned home to face the Grande Prairie Storm. The game was close, but the Dragons weathered the Storm, winning by a close 3-2 in a shootout. Late in the ďŹ rst, Mitchell Gartner gave the Dragons a 1-0 lead. It proved to be short-lived. The Storm struck fast in the ďŹ rst 13 seconds of the second period and tied the game at one apiece. The two teams were deadlocked until the last ďŹ ve minutes of the third when the Storm took a 2-1 lead. The Dragons fought hard and eventually cracked the solid Storm defence and tied the game up with just over two minutes to go. The game then went into a scoreless overtime period and then a shootout.

Both goalies were solid in net. Each team’s ďŹ rst three shooters went scoreless. Brett Printz, the fourth shooter for the Storm, couldn’t get the puck by Beukeboom. The Dragons then sent out team points leader Ryan Bloom, who stued the puck into the back of the net for another Dragons victory. The Dragons were given little time to rest and had to face a well-rested Calgary Mustangs team the following afternoon. The Mustangs previous game was the prior Tuesday. The Dragons managed to keep up the pressure in the oensive zone, shooting 42 shots to the Mustangs 27, but suffered defensive breakdowns in their own end. In addition, the Dragons power play ďŹ zzled, going scoreless in eight opportunities. The ďŹ rst two periods saw the two teams trading goals. Tyler Kerner scored twice in the ďŹ rst and Stepehen Doane gave the Dragons their third goal in the second. By the second intermission the game was locked in a 3-3 tie.

Bryton Mills drives the puck forward at the Dragons 3-2 win over the Grande Prairie Storm on Saturday. The Dragons are looking good for the upcoming playoffs and have won two of their last three games.

The Mustangs came out in the third swinging and took a 4-3 lead 29 seconds in. Dakota Zaharichuk tied the game up just over four minutes later. The two battled back and forth, with the Dragons pouring shot after

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shot at the Mustangs’ net to no avail. With three minutes left in the game, the Mustangs took a 5-4 lead from which the Dragons could not recover. It’s a busy few days coming up for the Dragons, who head to Cam-

rose tomorrow to face the Kodiaks. The following night they are back in Drumheller for a rematch against the Eagles. On Sunday, they travel to Calgary to face the Canucks.

Midget Raptors take zone championship Michael James | inSide Drumheller

After a thrilling Wednesday night game, the Drumheller Minor Hockey Midget Raptors are heading to provincials at the end of March. The 6-1 win over the Kneehill Chiefs solidiďŹ ed a spot for the Raptors in Coaldale to battle for the title of provincial champions in the Midget C division. The battle for zones began on February 7 in Three Hills. The Chiefs took the game 2-1. To advance to provincials, the Raptors would have to win

on Wednesday by at least two goals, as provincial playdowns are decided by who can score the most goals in two games. The Raptors, undaunted, brought their best game. Right from the get go, they were in control and rapidly gained the lead. They also had some solid goaltending from Chase Kostelecky and later Liam Hilchey. “It’s a pretty awesome feeling. The boys played hard and worked hard all night. The ďŹ rst two periods we took it to them and everyone chipped in,â€? said head coach Tom

Fournier. This will be the Midget Raptors second berth at provincials in as many years. “Some of these kids were there last year and for others, this will be their ďŹ rst time. It’s an awesome experience being there. Let’s hope we can carry things on to provincials and league championships,â€? said Fournier. Provincials will be held from March 21 to 24 in Coaldale. Until then, the Raptors have a busy league schedule. They are currently in a ďŹ ve way tie for ďŹ rst in their league.

The Drumheller Midget Raptors are heading to Coaldale March 21 to 24 after qualifying for provincials on Wednesday night with a 6-1 win over the Kneehill Chiefs. For

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