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Catching the Olympic Spirit Doug and Julie Lenfesty have caught the Olympic spirit, and more than wearing it on their sleeves, they have adorned their Riverview home with all kinds of regalia to celebrate the Vancouver 2010 games. While both are regular fans of the games and watch it on TV, the fact that Canada is hosting the games prompted them to decorate their home. Their hedge is full of bright red lights and Canada flags, and their front window has the classic Olympic rings. Their favourite sports to watch are curling and figure skating, although they have enjoyed the more non-traditional sports like moguls and snowboarding, especially when Canada is picking up medals. The pair are competitors in their own right, as both have previously competed in the 55-plus games. inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa

Drumheller & District Music Festival announces adjudicators See page 6

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inSideOPINIONS inSide STREETERS Last week, inSide Drumheller announced to our readers that the town now features in Google Street View, so people can now view Drumheller at street level as if they were walking or driving through the streets. inSide Drumheller asked residents their views on this new addition to Google Street View.

David Benci, pictured standing, presented the Downtown Merchants Association’s views on diagonal vs. parallel parking to Drumheller

Town Council at the meeting on Tuesday, February 16. inSide photo by Pascale Taylor

Task force to review parking options Pascale Taylor | inSide Drumheller

Cris Villagracia “It’s so cool! You can see my house, I spent a lot of time looking around, at friends’ house, McDonald’s etc, it’s so good!”

Karl Deguzman “It’s exciting! I could tell my relatives about Drumheller and they can see it now.”

Town council is putting together a task force to re-examine options for parking downtown. This comes after a lively town council meeting, where around 25 merchants and residents attended to make their views known, represented by David Benci. A motion, put forward by Councillor Karen Bertamini, proposed, “That council appoints a task force to review parking options on a portion of 3rd Avenue between 2nd Street West and 1st Street East. The task force to consist of two town councillors, two members of the Drumheller and District Chamber, two members of the downtown committee and two members of the public at large, those two members will be chosen by that task force. The task force is to report back to council with recommendations on how they would like to move forward to the regular scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting on April 12.” The motion was carried unanimously. During his presentation, Benci, owner of Pizza 249, highlighted the result of the survey recently conducted for Drumheller residents to express their views. The survey received a total of 1,687 responses, with 99.58 per cent wanting the diagonal parking to remain the same and with 96 per cent rating this issue as very important. Benci also explained the Chamber of Commerce had done its own survey of its 231 members, of which 115 responses were received, with 85 per cent opposed to parallel parking. Benci said “we agree that …there are both advantages and disadvantages to either of the two parking choices, we are firmly convinced that diagonal parking is the best choice for downtown Drumheller and that parallel parking would be a huge disaster.”

Julie Espego “I don’t think it’s good because of privacy issues. There are more private ways to share this type of information, such as Facebook.”


Cassandra Houston “It’s neat! People from other countries can see what the town looks like, it’s a good thing for tourism. It’s great for directions too, it makes it easier for people to get to places.”

He added, “There has never been any question as to what the majority of businesses owners of downtown Drumheller want. We have proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that the general public also indicate their overwhelming choice would be diagonal parking. Town council no longer should wonder what their choice is, they must represent the will of the majority, democracy must prevail.” Benci further expressed their expectation for council to rescind the motion MO2009.202 of November 9, 2009 and leave parking as is in downtown Drumheller. He concluded by asking council if they had answers to the questions put to them during the invitation only meeting organized by the Chamber of February 3. None were given. Councillor Bertamini then put forward the motion.

"Personally I was disappointed with the meeting, the motion that was put forward wasn’t what I had proposed. I asked if they had any answers to our questions and they didn’t answer any.” David Benci

Bertamini explained she chose the date of April 12, as a Committee of the Whole meeting is when information can come forward, following which council can direct administration to prepare requests for decision for the following regular council meeting on April 19. Councillor Sharel Shoff mentioned the notice of motion she had put on the agenda, “To delay the implementation of parallel parking for one year, while the town completes the offside parking sites, evaluates the effectiveness of offsite parking and facilitates communication with the citizens at large.”

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Shoff was advised this motion could be put forward after the task force presented their findings. The Mayor asked that the Chamber and the downtown association select their members as soon as possible. The Town will advertise for applications from members of the public interested in being part of the task force. David Benci told inSide Drumheller: “Personally, I was disappointed with the meeting, the motion that was put forward wasn’t what I had proposed. I asked if they had any answers to our questions and they didn’t answer any. The primary objective is to rescind parallel parking which they did not do, as a matter of fact they postponed another motion that was going to put a moratorium on it for a year and so in my opinion it was a waste of time.” When asked whether he was considering being part of the task force, Benci replied, “No. I think it is a waste of time. There is no point in talking to town council... because we have talked to them for three months and we have had absolutely no answers, if we want answers we have to look them up? The onus should be on them to give us those answers not on us to dig up the answers.” The downtown association will be meeting soon to discuss the way forward. Benci said they will still be involved with the task force, explaining, “It’s not the committee that I proposed, it’s a task force that they proposed so it has been taken right out of our hands.” Councillor Bertamini has since told inSide Drumheller that the Mayor has elected Councillors Andrew Berdahl and Blaine McDonald to be part of the task force, and said, “The Mayor has made a request that those Councillors not be the chair because he does not want the town to be viewed as leading this, but as participating in a consultative process.”

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East Coulee's 16th Annual Spring Festival picks date Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller

The Doer and the Doddler, featuring Jennifer Crighton and Drumheller native Danny Vescarelli are one of the acts announced for this year’s East Coulee Spring Festival. An organizing meeting for potential volunteers is this Sunday at 2 p.m. at the East Coulee School Museum.

The organizers for the 16th Annual East Coulee Spring Festival is gearing up for this year’s event and is looking for volunteers. The annual music festival has been a mainstay in the community for years, attracting all kinds of top musical acts to raise funds for the East Coulee School Museum. The date for this year’s event has been set as Saturday, April 10, and the festival typically runs venues for performers throughout the East Coulee School Museum and the East Coulee Community Hall. “We need energetic, accountable people who like music and working for a good cause,” said a message from ‘SpringFest Mission Control.’

“Departures” playing at Napier Theatre Departures, the Reel Alternative pick for February, derives its name from a little misunderstanding we learn about partway through the film’s first act: the protagonist sees an ad in a paper and thinks he is applying for a job at a travel agency, when in fact, the ad is meant to say “the departed,” or the deceased. This kind of understated quirkiness streams through Yôjirô Takita’s poignant, delightful feature, which was named the best foreign-language film of the year at the 2008 Academy Awards®. Departures opens with a

meticulous and beautifully shot scene depicting a rite of passage from this world to the afterlife, in which the newly departed is cleansed, clothed, made up and positioned according to rules prescribed by years of tradition. We are then introduced to Daigo (Masahiro Motoki), a happily married cellist working in Tokyo. But things fall apart very quickly when his orchestra disbands and he suddenly finds himself out of work. Worse, he comes to the devastating conclusion that he is simply not a star musician, and will not

inSideHappenings DAYTIME EVENTS Wednesday, February 23, Drumheller: FREE videoconferencing sessions. Separation and Divorce - the legal process and the issues.12 Noon - 1:30 p.m., Drumheller Public Library. Saturday, February 20, Drumhller: The Drumheller and District Humane Society, CAT DAYS, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the Adoption Centre.

DRUMHELLER AREA NIGHTLIFE Showing this week at Napier Theatre, Drumheller: Friday, February 19 Thursday, February 25, 7:30 p.m. Edge of Darkness. Saturday and Sunday Matinees. February 20 & 21, 2:00 p.m. The Spy Next Door. Closed Mondays. Saturday, February 22, Nacmine: Pancake Breakfast at the Hall. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday, February 22, Drumheller: The Reel Alternative presents “Departures”. 7:30 p.m. at the Napier Theatre. Tuesday, February 23, Drumheller: “The Sheriff Show” (a musical comedy remembering the 1920’s). Starring Richard Popovich (from the Steam Train). At The Pioneer Trail Centre, 160 3rd Ave., 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the Centre for $5 ($6 at the door). Limited seating. Everyone welcome. Thursday, February 25, Drumheller: Travel Night, “Atlantic Canada Adventure” with Lisa Making. AV Room, 224 Centre Street, $3.00 at door. Friday, February 26, Drumheller: Drumheller Dragons Year End Banquet, at Stampede Barn. Cocktails 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. with dance to follow. Get your tickets by calling the Dragons’ office 403-823-2022 or roxanne@ Saturday, February 27, Rosedale: Buttons and Bows Dinner and Dance at Rosedale Hall. For information call Beth Hanson 403-823-4161. Sponsored by Drumheller Royal Purple. Saturday, March 6, Drumheller: “Tickled Pink” Relay For Life Fund raiser, featuring Hypnotist Marilyn Olsen. Cocktails 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m., Show 8:30 p.m., Drumheller Stampede Barn. Tickets are $30.00 per person and can be purchased from Team Members at the Chamber of Commerce, Deer valley Implements, Bits and Pieces and SJ Fashions. Tuesday Evenings, East Coulee: Bingo at 7:30 p.m. Community Hall. 7m

make it on the virtues of his talent alone. After an agonizing decision-making process, Daigo and his wife decide to move to the small town where he grew up. There is a house waiting for them, and they can return to a simpler life. This is when he inadvertently lands his job in a mom-and-pop burial company (specializing in ritual “encoffinments”), and so begins his journey into an entirely different lifestyle – one he is reluctant to take up at first, but which ends up teaching him many valuable life lessons. However, these lessons do not come without cost. As Daigo suffers the experience of questioning and giving up on his dreams, he finds his marriage on the rocks and realizes he must confront the demons of his past – including his relationship with his absentee father – before he can achieve peace. With utmost sensitivity and no small amount of ironic distance, Takita navigates serious emotional terrain with masterly flourish (the score is staggering), making his audience privy not only to the specialized world of the “death business” but also to one family’s struggle to make it in a complicated modern world. This is a Japanese film with English subtitles. The Reel Alternative is sponsored by The Drumheller Library Society, The Napier Theatre and The Film Circuit, a division of The Toronto International Film Festival.

activities, concierge, photography and video sales and security. The organizing meeting takes place this Sunday at the East Coulee School Museum at 2 p.m. For more information, contact festival coordinator Brent Noland at 403-823-8560.

The organizers are holding a kick off meeting this Sunday, February 21. They have a number of volunteer positions that need to be filled leading up to, and on the day of the events, including admissions, draw and raffles, facility management, food and beverage, kids

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FREE videoconference sessions: Separation & Divorce - the legal process and the issues. (Law @ Lunch from Lethbridge Public Library & Public Legal Education Program) Wed. Feb. 24th, 12 (noon) to 1:30pm Drumheller Public Library ( Programs for more free sessions)

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Lions Club continues Christmas Parade tradition In keeping with their tradition, the Drumheller Lions Club donated the proceeds raised from the sale of hot dogs and hot chocolate during the Christmas Parade to the Salvation Army for their food bank drive. In the photo, Drumheller Lions Club president, Tony Lacher, right, is presenting a cheque for $240 to Lt. Matt Sheils from The Salvation Army, with Sue Coles, left, secretary of the Lions Club. inSide photo by Pascale Taylor

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by C. Aiello

I like Bryce Nimmo, he’s a personable guy, but the man has stepped into a real jackpot with the parking issue. The mayor seems to be of the opinion that going from angle parking, which provides the maximum number of parking spaces, to parallel parking, which will reduce the maximum number by 60%, is the best option. Best option? Option for what? Have there been major complaints about the lack of downtown parking spaces, and if so, how does cutting the number of spaces by 60% improve the situation? I believe the complaints are regarding traffic flow and the inability to make a left turn at prime intersections. The mayor says, and I quote: “ ... all you need to see is people trying to back out of stalls, people lined up to the Napier Theater trying to go west, and when you are driving down the street and don’t know if someone is going to back out at you”, that is what he is saying. He further says that not everyone (only about 90%) is not happy with the decision, but in the end believes it will move the traffic. In other words “Damn the torpedoes (voters, business owners, customers) full speed ahead.” Let’s examine which is quicker and easier. Oh hell, why bother, any idiot can see which it is. The good people of this town have not had to parallel park for longer than most of them can remember. Parallel parking takes practice, and a busy street with a traffic flow problem is no place to get it. You’ve got to stop your vehicle (slowing traffic in the process), you’ve got to back up (further slowing traffic), and then angle (appropriate word) into the spot you picked. Should any of your calculations be wrong, you have to start from scratch. The mayor believes this will improve traffic flow and relieve the alleged parking problem. I’ve got an idea. Angle parking is called that because you park at an angle to the curb, but you are parallel to the cars on either side of you, so I suggest we merely change the terminology. “Angle’ parking from this day forward shall be called “Parallel” parking, in recognition of the fact that all the vehicles are parallel to one another. There, problem solved. As for traffic flow, well I can only solve one problem at a time, but a jackhammer would be a good start on those damn silly concrete islands that require 90 degrees turns, and only to the right. If you watch T.V. you’ve seen or heard the warning that comes before most shows these days. It goes like this: “ This program may contain scenes of violence, coarse language, scenes of sexuality and nudity not suitable for younger viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.” This warning has become almost ubiquitous. The other afternoon however, I lucked out and found a re-run of Frasier, to which no such warning need be issued, except to the poorly educated, foul mouthed, ill mannered troglodytes who populate those programs that do require a warning. They could not appreciate intelligent, well written dialogue. After watching some of these programs with the said warning, one soon comes to realize that it could easily be followed by “in an effort to make up for poor acting, cliched dialogue and a predictable plot.” Some of these warnings end with: “Some adults may be offended.’” You know what’s offensive? The networks and the cable companies passing this stuff off as entertainment. While I’m on T.V. offenses, who could possibly feel sorry for Conan O’Brien? He leaves his job because he doesn’t like the time slot, and gets paid 30 million dollars to leave. I agree with him when he says he should have an earlier time slot. The man interviews on a Grade 5-6 level and his brand of humor is Three Stooges / Jerry Lewis, funny sure, but late night, for adults? I long for the days of Jack Paar or Johnny Carson and the Dean Martin Variety show. To watch any of these old shows, it becomes readily apparent how small and shallow are the talents of today. Whose fault? Our own. Our tolerance level is lowered to the point where we accept televised trash. Watch enough of it and you become inured to it. It is a reflection of a society and what we have let it 6m become.

SUV hits parked truck at Top of South Hill At about 6 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17 emergency crews responded to an accident at the top of the South Hill near the truck brake stop, south of the penitentiary. A north bound Hyundai Santa Fe crashed into the back of a semi tractor-trailer unit, which was stopped partially on the shoulder of the road. The SUV was crushed, and pushed the tractortrailer unit ahead about 10 feet upon impact. The driver of the Santa Fe was taken to the Drumheller Health Centre where it was determined that he had

received a broken arm and a small laceration to his face as a result of the collision. The road was sanded and wet at the time of the incident. It was dark and visibility was reduced by fog. Investigation revealed the driver of the semi truck and trailer had parked his unit and then went to sleep. He failed to place any warning devices on the road or leave his flashers on. He has received two citations as a result of the accident. inSide photo by O.R. Sheddy

Distracted driving - kills in a split second Submitted | Inside Drumheller

During the month of February, RCMP members and their road safety partners have stepped up their efforts to reduce the harm caused by “distracted drivers” throughout Alberta. Distracted driving behaviours include cell phone use, text messaging, eating, applying makeup and many other activities that may potentially impact the driver's attention to their driving responsibilities. “We want to educate people about the dangers of driving while distracted and communicate what could happen if a driver’s attention is not focused on driving,” says Staff Sergeant Art Hopkins. “We also want to inform the public about behaviours they may not even know will put them at risk of having a collision, such as engaging in a heated discussion with one or more passengers. Public safety is paramount and police officers will continue to focus on the driving behaviours that put the public at risk.” Drivers who cause a collision while using a cell phone or while driving carelessly can be charged under a number of provincial and federal laws. RCMP say to keep in mind: • It only takes a second of distraction for a collision to occur; • Driver inexperience coupled with driver distraction is a deadly combination; and

Distracted driving behaviours include cell phone use, text messaging, eating, applying makeup and many other activities that may potentially impact the drivers attention to their driving responsibilities.

• Multitasking while driving could prove to be a fatal error in judgement with no second chances. Situations such as road, weather and traffic flow can change quickly while you are driving. Ask yourself this question: “Is your focus where it should be?" Missing a phone call won’t kill you, but driving while distracted just might! Some driving tips: • Be familiar with equipment in your car (i.e. climate controls, power windows, radio, etc); • Pull over to eat or drink (nonalcoholic beverages) or to engage in phone or text calls; • Check your route before you

leave and ensure you have allowed yourself adequate time; • Don’t try reading a map while driving, pull over as the delay will be minimal; • Avoid emotionally charged conversations or administering discipline; and •Drive defensively. “Dedicated to improving public safety on our roadways, through intelligence led delivery of the Alberta Traffic Safety Plan and Canada’s Road Safety Vision 2010, our goal is to achieve for all Alberta’s communities the Safest Roadways in the World."

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WHOare you? Name: Heather Bitz. Age: 29. Job title: General Manager. Employer: Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce. How long have you been in Drumheller? I have worked here for 8 years, but I actually live 10 minutes north of Drumheller on a farm. What do you like best about Drumheller? The small town atmosphere. If you could change one thing about Drumheller what would it be? More retail stores. Where are you originally from? Delia. What do you like about your job? The people. What do you do in your spare time? Read, scrapbooking, golf. If you were granted three wishes from an angel or ge-

nie, what would they be? To have a healthy family, to live debt free and to retire at age 30! What’s the most important decision you have ever made? To have a child. What would you like to achieve this year? To finish our four year basement renovation! What’s your favourite movie and why? Any Matthew McConaughey movie...need I say more? If you could choose one super power, which would it be? Invisibility. If you were reborn, who would you want to be reborn as? Any of my great grandparents, so I could see what Canada was like when they immigrated here. If you found a $100 bill what would you do? Donate it to a local charity, such as the

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Food Bank. If you could retire tomorrow, what would you do? Travel the world. If you could travel back in

time and meet yourself as a 10 year old kid, what advice would you give yourself? To be more outgoing. If you could be Prime Min-

ister for a day, what would you do? Eliminate GST. Words to live by? Live, laugh, love.

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Mrs. Walker’s Grade 1/2 class at Greentree School would like to thank the Co-op for the awesome Pizza Party that was held on January 14th. Mrs. Walker’s class won first place at the Co-op Gingerbread House Decorating Contest in December. Cooper the bear came to Greentree to surprise the class while Co-op staff members delivered pizza, fruit and veggie trays, drinks, cookies, stickers, mini back-packs and much, much more! photo submitted

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Drumheller and District Music Festival announces three adjudicators Submitted | Inside Drumheller

The Drumheller and District Music festival has announced three of the adjudicators at this year’s event, taking place March 14-26, 2010. They are Rhonda Gillrie (Miss Rhonda), Colleen Whidden and Danica Hoffart.

Rhonda Gillrie... Adjudicator at Music festival

Rhonda Gillrie: Rhonda began dancing at the age of three and has never stopped. She has studied and continues to study many styles of dance as well as owns and operates the Rhonda Mc-

Culloch Danceology that began over 24 years ago. She has trained dancers who are now professionally performing and/or pursuing Fine Arts Degrees in Dance, as well as those students who are now teaching themselves. Miss Rhonda’s dancers have won numerous awards for high scores and choreography. Some highlights of Rhonda’s dance career are as follows: • Holds a Dance and Dance Teaching Diploma from Grant MacEwan Community College. • Holds a Full Membership Status in Ballet, Jazz & Tap with the Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association (CDTA). • Is an Examiner of Ballet, Tap & Jazz Amateur and Professional levels for the CDTA. • Has served on the executive of the Alberta Branch of the CDTA for the past ten years and as President for six of those. • Has been the head Coordinator for the Ballet Division of the CDTA for the past seven years, and serves on the committee that created the CDTA Nationalized Syllabi.

Is a former Director with the CDTA National Board. • Former Ballet rehearsal Mistress for the children’s roles in Alberta Ballet’s “Nutcracker” • Was hired to do the choreography for the 2006 Alberta Summer Games opening ceremonies. • Has choreographed major musicals for various community and High School programs, including: Evita Anne of Green Gables Grease The Wizard of Oz Peter Pan Oliver Seussical the Musical Recently, Miss Rhonda began the Dance 15, 25, 35 programs at William E. Hay High School in Stettler. She is excited and pleased to be able to offer dance to students right in the public school setting. Miss Rhonda continues to study and train in order to stay on top of the new developments in technical execution of movements, the safe and proper training of dancers and the physiology of teaching young people. She loves to teach and feels every child deserves the right to dance and to feel good about themselves through movement and music. She also believes that all children deserve the right to proper, ethical and safe dance instruction. She looks forward to sharing ideas and knowledge with dancers and their instructors and learning from them as well. Miss Rhonda has been mar-

ried to Hal for 18 years and is the proud mother of two wonderful children, Hailey, 17 and Tyler, 14.

Colleen Whidden... Adjudicator at Music festival

Colleen Whidden: Colleen Whidden recently completed her doctoral program in music education at the University of Calgary and earned her masters and bachelors in Music Education from the University of Alberta. She spent her teaching career in 100 Mile House, British Columbia where she taught instrumental music, choral music and musical theatre at the secondary and community level. Colleen is currently teaching music performance and education practicum courses at the University of Calgary. Her major research deals narratively with the phenomenon of the non-singer. Colleen has served at the board level on provincial music organizations, presented at national and international

conferences, and is an active choral conductor. Danica Hoffart Danica Hoffart (nee Clark) is an instructor of music and theatre at Red Deer College, where she teaches voice, musical theatre, music history, ear training, and directs the Chamber Choir. She has been the musical director for the theatre department’s cabarets and their productions of The Wizard of Oz, South Pacific, Footloose, Cabaret and The Sound of Music. In addition to her teaching, Danica maintains an active adjudicating and performance schedule. She has been featured as the soprano soloist with the Red Deer Symphony, the Red Chamber Singers and the Concordia University Chorus. Danica holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in Music (Ethnomusicology) from the University of Alberta. Danica is currently pursuing her PhD in Music Education (Choral Conducting) at the University of Calgary.

Danica Hoffart... Adjudicator at Music festival

Monthly photo contest winners The Stanger Family won inSide Drumheller’s monthly photo contest and earned a portrait package from Freson IGA. The January theme of the contest was Olympics 2010, and their photo summed up the Olympic spirit. Receiving their prize are (l-r) Belle, Doan, Aubryn, holding Piglet with mother Holly Stanger. inSide photo by O.R. Sheddy

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Animal Adoption Centre reopens The Drumheller and District Humane Society held it's grand reopening of its Animal Adoption Centre on Saturday, February 6. They hosted an open house so the public could see the refurbished facility, and learn more about the work the Humane Society does. Also happening was the first of many

Cat Days at the centre, where potential adoptees can meet cats that are up for adoption. (l-r) Conrad, RACE and Violet Kirk were at the grand reopening and were able to enjoy some kitty cat cupcakes. The adoption centre is open every Saturday. inSide photo by Taryn Tappen

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CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 It's hard to be romantic when you don't schedule time to be with the one you love, Cancer. Devotion to that special someone should be at the top of your mind. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Don't worry about your health, Leo, because the stars point to a strong start to the new year. As long as you eat a balanced diet, you will be benefitting yourself.

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Asterism means: accusation relative small constellation moderation Answer: small constellation

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SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Take care not to condescend to someone close to you, Sagittarius. You are not at an advantage over this person. In fact, it could be quite the opposite. Work matters take precedence. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Social obligations are piling up, but you may not be in the mood to participate, Capricorn. That's because you desire some alone time. Get through this week and then you'll be rewarded. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Look at your situation from a different angle, Aquarius. It could shed new light on a few things that have been causing you concern. A marital spat blows over quickly. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 You just may feel like you're walking on air, Pisces. Spread that feeling to all areas of your life and it'll be intoxicating. Sponsored by

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The Pioneer Club needs more leaders Pascale Taylor | Inside Drumhellerl

The Pioneer Club, run by the Salvation Army, is desperately looking for more leaders to expand. The club is open to children from grades 2 through 6, both boys and girls, and the focus is to build children’s self worth and self esteem through their understanding of them as a child of God. Started at the end of January 2010, the Drumheller Pioneer Club runs on Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:10 p.m., and has proved popular for children with currently 12 registered and 11 on a waiting list. Through fun activities, such as singing, crafts and games, children learn about team work, self improvement and developing skills. Lt. Rachel Sheils explains how children benefit from the club, “Children have fun and a safe evening. They get to play with other youth their age, so they are working on their social skills, and having them know more about God and be more confident in themselves plus it provides them with a fun environment to learn.”

The Pioneer Club, run by the Salvation Army, offers a fun and creative environment for children to interact with each other as well as learn more about God. In the photo are club members with their leaders, (back; l-r) Lt. Rachel Sheils, Stephanie Rapadas, Katherine Kaye-Edwards, Emma Spetz, MacKenzie Isnor, Neasha Redwood, Kayla Chan with assistant leader, Alyshia VanKannel, (front; l-r) Emma Sheils, Jessi Scott, Preston Langille, Shaylene Langille, Lucas Sheils, and Jaxcin Schellenberg. inSide photo Pascale Taylor

One of the activities the club has been working on for the past month was learning about healthy snacks, with a skill component and a Christian component being rewarded with awards and badges. Children learned and talked about healthy snacks, as well as doing a memory verse from the Bible learn to look up versus in the Bible. To enable more children to benefit from the club, the Salvation Army is now

looking for more leaders. Lt. Shiels says, “If people have an interest or a gift or a talent working with kids, we would love their support. Right now we are looking for three or four leaders.” For information on how to become a leader or how to register a child with the Pioneer Club, please contact Lt. Rachel Sheils of the Salvation Army at 403-823-2215.

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Nacmine Community Association helps animal care The Nacmine Community Association was able to raise $300 through their weekly bingo night and donated those proceeds to the Drumheller and District Humane Society. In the photo, Margaret Cousins, left, volunteer at the Humane Society is pleased to receive a cheque from Sheila Marquardt, treasurer of the Nacmine Community Association. The donation will be used towards the animal shelter building funds and for animal care. inSide photo by Pascale Taylor

RCMP to apply for additional policing Patrick Kolafa | Inside Drumhellerl

attaining a new frontline officer. He says it stands to reason The Drumheller RCMP de- if these seven detachments tachment is making an appli- make an application, there is cation through a provincial probably 13 allotments to be program for a new police of- filled. ficer to serve in the valley, al“There is the opportunity to though there is no guarantee get funding for another pothey will receive one. liceman and there are many At the February 16 Drum- different duties we can have heller Town Council Meet- that policeman do,” said Hoping, council gave the RCMP kins. direction to The province make an aphas provided plication for $30 million to a new officer. provide the The provincial 300 new officommitment cers. Of these is to provide positions, 123 300 new frontofficers have line police been added in officers over Calgary, 105 in three years. Edmonton, and Last year the 60 have gone to Drumheller RCMP detachRCMP was ments. Accordsuccessful in ing to a release, securing a Staff Sergeant Art Hopkins… to qualify for new officer. additional poDrumheller RCMP In 2010, there lice positions, will be anothpolice agencies er 100 officer had to demonpositions made available. Of strate where and how the new these, 20 will be allocated to officers will be used, and that RCMP detachments who have all its frontline police posia policing contract with a mu- tions were filled. nicipality, such as the set up in “Police agencies and AlberDrumheller. tans told us they wanted more Staff Sergeant Art Hopkins police in their communities,” says he does not know if all said Frank Oberle, Solicitor 42 RCMP detachments with General and Minister of Pubmunicipal contracts have ap- lic Security. “We are deliverplied to the program, however ing those resources and makof those, so far in the last two ing it harder for criminals to years, all but seven detach- operate in this province.” ments have been successful in

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$1 m grant application for upgrades to Arena denied Pasacle Taylor| Inside Drumheller

An application for a grant of $1,000,000 the Town of Drumheller applied for from the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program to carry out energy efficiency upgrades to the Drumheller Memorial Arena has been denied. The grant application formed part of a $3,062,800 capital cost project to upgrade the refrigeration system of the Drumheller Memorial Arena, to include energy savings for building operations, replace the compressor equipment and provide the ability to make ice for the arena, curling rink and a future ice surface. Paul Salvatore, Community Services director, told inSide Drumheller that the program the application was made under expired on

January 31, 2010, therefore the Town’s application but demand for available fund- fund the Town’s request. council will need to deter- due to the extraordinary ing, they were unable to mine how they want to proceed and will have to look at alternatives for funding and in terms of priorities. The setback doesn’t affect the arena, as Salvatore pointed out, “At this point the equipment is still functioning well, we are obviously keeping on top of the operating and maintenance side of things for that equipment, it has served everyone well and it’s been very effective this year. We want to make sure we are pro-active about replacement down the road.” The letter from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) explained that they had received a total of 1,588 RInC submis- An application for a grant of $1,000,000 the Town to make ice at the Memorial Arena and also the sions from the West, re- of Drumheller applied for from the Recreational curling club and a future ice surface in support of Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program to carry the Badlands Community Facility Steering Commitquesting in excess of $400 out upgrades to the Drumheller Memorial Arena tee’s masterplan for the site. inSide photo by Pascale Taylor million. It also stated they has been denied. The application formed part of had given consideration to a $3m project to upgrade the refrigeration system


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Monthly Photo Contest February Theme: True Love Mark Doyle wins print supporting Dragons The Drumheller Dragons wish to congratulate Mark Doyle on winning the “Double Gold Celebration” print. The Limited Edition Print was donated on behalf of the Drumheller RBC branch to assist with the team’s fundraising efforts. Pictured is Susan Doyle accepting on behalf of her husband, Mark. photo submitted

Drumheller Dragons Year End Banquet Friday, February 26 Stampede Barn inSide Stock Photo

Email your photo, along with your name, address and phone number to One lucky winner each month will receive a Portrait Package at Freson IGA (value of $29.99). It consists of 3 - 8x10 professional quality sheets. Each sheet can be made up of either: 1 - 8x10, 2- 5x7’s, 3 - 4x6’s, 4 - 3.5x5’s or 9 wallets. The portraits can be ready the next day!

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Dragons final home stand tonight Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller

While it has been a tough year for the Dragons, they have started a journey that is bound to reap rewards in the future. Despite winning at home on Wednesday night, February 17, with a score of 4-3 over the Brooks Bandits, the team has been eliminated from the playoffs. Their final home game is tonight, Friday, February 19, versus the Calgary Royals. The Dragons went through a hardscrabble building year with new

coaching and management staff, and a young, but ambitious roster. While there were flashes of brilliance on the ice, the team was not able to turn the corner this year to make it into the post season. Some of the bright spots include Sam Lawson and Justin Tateson both committing to the NCAA Division 1 University of Alaska Fairbanks. The next order of business is the Year End Banquet. This is set

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While the Dragons have been eliminated from the playoffs, their final home stand is tonight versus

the Stampede Barn. This includes dinner, awards presentations and the presentation of jerseys to the graduating players. This year Colin Bergman and Scot Kennedy will be receiving their jerseys. This is followed by a dance. To reserve a ticket, contact the Drumheller Dragons office at 403823-2022, or e-mail Roxanne Clark at roxanne@drumhellerdragons. com no later than Wednesday, February 24.

the Calgary Royals. The team’s year end banquet will be held Friday, February 26 at the Stampede Barn. mailphoto by Lisa Clarke

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