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Josiah Fletcher, 13, on the fly during Aquadinnies practice on Wednesday night. The club is looking for new swimming talent to join its strong team, which has been shaving time off its records since September. See story on page 6. inSide photo by Kyle Smylie

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inSide STREETERS This week the Canadian Radio Broadcast Standards Council ruled the 1985 Dire Straits classic “Money For Nothing” is not suitable for Canadian radio because of offensive language. inSide Drumheller asks, "Was that the right decision?”

Gary McRae “As a man of faith, derogatory slurs should not be there, the next generation doesn’t need to hear that.”

Power outage affects 1,500 customers Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller

He reiterated that safety is a primary concern for staff and customers and there were no issues during the repair. About 1,500 customers in Drumheller and surrounding “We’re pretty good getting the lights back on when the areas were without power Wednesday, January 12, includ- power is out,” he said. “We excel at that.” ing the Royal Tyrrell Museum, which closed its doors for the day in light of the outage. Gerhard Schwarz, ATCO Electric customer services supervisor for the southeast region, explains that at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a distribution breaker failed, which caused one of the transformers in the Michichi substation, one of the main stations feeding Drumheller, to lockout, causing the outage. The outage affected Carbon, Carbon Rural, Nacmine, Munson, and area south of Drumheller, Michichi and Michichi Rural. “It affected approximately 1,500 customers. The cause is still under investigation, we are still looking into it,” he said. “We just know the distribution breaker failed, but we don’t know the exact cause yet. Sometimes it is just equipATCO Electric restored power in less than two hours Wednesday, after ment failure.” Power was restored shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday. By a distribution breaker failed, causing a transformer at the Michichi then, the Royal Tyrrell Museum decided to close for the substation to lockout, leaving about 1,500 customers without power. inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa day.

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James Beagrie “It tells me the government has too much money on hand to waste on such a decision.”

Linda Parrotto “You hear a lot worse in music today.”

During the month of January 2011, the Provincial RCMP and Sheriff Integrated Traffic Units will be focusing their attentions on Intersection Safety. “In Alberta, in 2008, 89 people were killed and 9,134 people were injured in collisions at intersections in Alberta. About 90 percent of collisions are attributable to driver error,” said James Johnston, Staff Sergeant RCMP K Division Traffic Services. “Driving properly and safely is important to reducing collisions”. With the goal in mind of promoting public safety by lowering the rates of injuries and fatal related crashes, motorists as well as pedestrians are reminded they should be vigilant when traveling on Alberta Highways, especially in the area of intersecting roadways. Intersections can be very dangerous areas, especially during peak driving times such as “rush hours” when vehicle traffic volumes are at their highest. The following safety tips are provided to assist in getting everyone home safely. Motorists should always: • Pay close attention to your driving and others. • Watch out for other drivers and pedestrians. • Always look before proceeding through intersections regardless of the traffic light colour. • Be prepared for the unexpected and share the road safely. Do Not: • Run red lights. • Roll through a stop sign. • Speed through intersections.

• Follow too closely. • Make unsafe left-hand turns. • Rely on having the right of way. Pedestrians should always: • POINT, PAUSE, and PROCEED. • Be alert at intersections and always look out for possible dangers when crossing the street. • Make eye contact with drivers before you cross the street. In Alberta, in 2008, three of the top five most frequently identified improper driver actions were making a left turn across the path of an on-coming vehicle (12.5%), committing a stop sign violation (8.6%), and disobeying a traffic signal (7.4%). Failure to stop at a stop sign results in a $287 fine and 3 demerits. The proper procedure for executing a turn is to signal in order to provide reasonable warning to other drivers of your intention to turn, check traffic and conditions on both left and right and left again before making the turn. Check for vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Maintain your lane through the turn. Failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk carries a fine of $575 plus 4 demerit points. • Pedestrians always have right of way at an unmarked intersection or stop sign unless otherwise indicated by signage. Pedestrians may indicate their intention to cross the road by holding their arm straight and pointing across the road in the direction they intend to cross. • Pay attention! Remove headphones; put away cell phones or other electronic devices when crossing the street. All rights reserved. The use of any or all of the material in this publication is prohibited without the express permission of the publisher. Any and/or all information found within this publication may be displayed on the internet at the discretion of the publisher.

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Gold medal Olympian to appear at Thursday’s Dragons game Kyle Smylie | inSide Drumheller

Two-time gold medal women's hockey Olympian Carla MacLeod will be meeting and greeting with hockey fans at the Drumheller Dragons Thursday, January 20 home game against the Calgary Canucks. MacLeod, the defensemen who took home gold in both Vancouver and Torino, will be brought to Drumheller through RBC’s Game Day promotions. photo submitted

Next Thursday’s Dragons game will be a golden one as Drumheller will play host to two-time hockey gold medal Olympian Carla MacLeod as she meets and greets with hockey fans at the Memorial Arena. MacLeod, 28, who took home gold in both the 2010 Vancouver and 2006 Torino winter games as a defenseman, has retired from international hockey for an RBC public relations gig, which is bringing her to town for the RBC Game Night on January 20. She’s now also assistant coach with the Mount Royal University Cougars women's hockey team. “It’s always an honour,� says MacLeod of her Olympic tenure. “Growing up as a Canadian kid, it’s one of the best jerseys you could ever put on." MacLeod helped contribute to Canada’s highest ever gold medal earning Olympic debut. Canada set the record for most gold medals ever earned by a nation in a single winter Olympics, with 14. “Anytime you can be a part of something that big and exciting, it’s pretty special.� MacLeod says she’s looking forward to coming to Drumheller, not being here in years. The Dragons will be playing the Calgary Canucks

inSideCRIME Stolen property seized at Rumsey property after gas thief hog-tied submitted | inSide Drumheller

A suspected gas thief found himself all tied up after a farm owner caught him in the act. On January 5, 2011 the Three Hills RCMP began an investigation into a male stealing fuel from a farm near Trochu on Hwy 585. The male was caught by the owner and hog-tied until police arrived. The male was found to be in

possession of a stolen vehicle out of Red Deer and a stolen license plate out of Drumheller. The investigation that followed resulted in two search warrants being executed, one in Rumsey and the second west of Three Hills. Eight stolen vehicles, three quads, and a large amount of tools were recovered. In excess of $150,000 of stolen

property was recovered and investigation is continuing. In an ironic twist, the victim of the crime also owns a tow truck business, and helped the RCMP in the seizure of the stolen vehicles. Three adult males and one female have been charged with numerous property-related oences with court dates pending in Drumheller.

RCMP seize drugs, vehicle, following attempted contraband throw-over Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller

Drumheller RCMP oďŹƒcers were on a hunt in the hills last Monday for a suspect who attempted to throw drugs and contraband over the fence at the Drumheller Institution. On Monday night, January 3, police responded to a report of a person trying to throw contraband over the fence at The Drumheller Institution. What ensued was police oďŹƒcers pursuing a person on foot below the Drumheller Institution into the area of

the Drumheller and District LandďŹ ll. Police were not able to make an arrest, and believe another person may have picked up the suspect. Police and corrections ofďŹ cers did recover the contraband and drugs. They also have seized a vehicle believed to be involved in the incident. Sta Sergeant Art Hopkins says oďŹƒcers at the Drumheller Institution are making a dent in the amount of contraband that is coming into the Drumheller Institution. This is evi-

dent by the increase of institutional value of drugs in the institution. It is also evident by the amount of brew (homebrewed alcohol) being seized. Police are looking for any information to help them locate a suspect stemming from this incident. If anyone has any information, they can contact the Drumheller RCMP at 403-823-7590, or if they wish to remain anonymous, they can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

that night, with the Canucks headed up by coach Mel Davidson, who was MacLeod’s coach during the Olympics. “There will be two of us in the building that night," says MacLeod. Dragons coach Dan Price is excited to have such big hockey talent in the building, with hopes it’ll brush o on the Dragons. “We’re all very excited to meet her and talk to her, and

hopefully take some advice from her and some lessons on some of the things she’s seen and done in hockey. She sustains excellence, something that’s deďŹ nitely one of our goals as a team,â€? says Price. Along with her two Olympic gold medals, MacLeod has earned three silver medals and one gold in the IIHF World Women Junior Championships.

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inSideHappenings DAYTIME EVENTS Sunday, January 16, Drumheller: Nacmine Pancake Breakfast. Nacmine Community Hall, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday mornings, Drumheller: Drop-in Zumba, carol todor dance school, 11 a.m. - noon.

DRUMHELLER AREA NIGHTLIFE Saturday, January 15, Drumheller: Memories of Christmas. Join us as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Passion Play with music. 7:00 p.m., Knox United Church, 195 3rd Avenue East, Drumheller. Freewill offering in support of the Canadian Badlands Passion Play. Refreshments provided. Saturday, January 15, Drumheller: Live Band: Starland Sadie and Friends at Rising Star - Smokehouse Grill Restaurant (formerly Red’s Place), downtown Drumheller, 190 Railway Avenue. Saturday, January 15, Drumheller: “Dew” Carver at the Old Grouch’s. One night only. 6:00 p.m. Full Ukrainian Buffet, entertainment, great time! Call 403-823-5755 for advanced tickets. Tuesday, January 18, Drumheller: Ladies Night Out. Safety and Self Defense. Free workshop with RCMP. The Salvation Army Community Church, 242 - 1st Street West. Contact Rachel 403-823-2215. Saturday, January 22, Drumheller: Live Band: Fire Coulee Bandits at Rising Star - Smokehouse Grill Restaurant (formerly Red’s Place), downtown Drumheller, 190 Railway Avenue. Every Friday, Drumheller: Rising Star Karaoke. Smokehouse Grill Restaurant (formerly Red’s Place), downtown Drumheller, 190 Railway Avenue. Wednesday evenings, Drumheller: Modern Dance (age 10+), carol todor dance school, 6 pm - 6:45 pm. Thursday evenings, Drumheller: Ballroom Night, carol todor dance school, 8 pm - 9:15 pm. Monday evenings, Drumheller: Come and enjoy an evening out at the Legion - sign up for Ten Card Cribbage, 7:00 p.m. every Monday. Bring a partner. Call Arlene at 403-823-9831 for more information. Monday evenings, Nacmine: Community Bingo at the Hall. Doors open 6:00 p.m. Bingo starts 7:30 p.m.

Drumheller Family Literacy is celebrating Family Literacy Day on Saturday, January 22 at the Civic Centre. Those wanting to register must confirm they

are attending by calling 403-823-1315 by Monday, January 17.

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years are more important than most parents realize.” She brings a message from Drumheller Family Literacy: • Read with me, it teaches me that reading and learning are fun. • Write with me, it teaches me new words. • Sing with me, it teaches me about music, language and math. • Talk with me, it teaches me how to say words and what words mean. • Share with me, it teaches me about thinking, listening and talking with others. • Let me know you love me, so I can be secure, confident, caring, and ready to learn. Drumheller Family Literacy has an afternoon of activities planned to celebrate Family Literacy Day. This will be on Saturday, January 22 from 2-4 p.m. at the Drumheller Civic Centre. Those wishing to attend must contact Karla Desilets at 403-823-1315 prior to Monday, January 17.

Curling up a book at bedtime with mom and dad is a cherished childhood memory for many; listening to the story, looking at the picture and envisioning your own images, bringing the story alive. It is also important for long-term literacy and creating a solid foundation for learning for children. With this in mind, the family fun events committee in Drumheller is hosting Family Literacy Day. The theme for this year is Play for Literacy and families are encouraged to play a game or read together daily for 15 minutes. “Children from birth to the age of six grow and learn faster than at any other time of their lives; their brain is growing and developing as fast as their bodies,” said Louise Henrickson, coordinator for Drumheller Family Literacy “Their foundation for learning is developed during their first six years of life. These six

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We’ll put the 5 best looking photos in our paper and on line by Friday, February 4. Our readers will be our judges.* Winners will be published in our Feb. 11 edition of inSide Drumheller. The top two with most votes will win. Winners will be contacted by phone. * By submitting your photo, you agree to allow us to publish it.

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Local artist Vicki Myers brought new colour to the drab winter weather in the valley. Her front yard is

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Dragons attend DHA block party January 23


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The second annual DHA Block Party is slated for January 23 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Pine Place cul-de-sac. Once again the Drumheller Dragons are attending to have fun and maybe play a little street hockey.


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With the success of last year’s event in mind, the Drumheller Housing Authority (DHA) is planning its second annual Fun Day. Last year the DHA hosted its first ever event, a chance for neighbours to have fun, meet each other and enjoy some snacks. About 40 attended last January, not including 15 Drumheller Dragons, who played street hockey, met some of the youngsters and helped organize the event.

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“It was a very enjoyable day for the players who were able to spend time getting to know many of their young fans.”


“It was a very enjoyable day for the players who were able to spend time getting to know many of their young fans, and possibly future Dragon players,” said Drumheller Dragon coach Dan Price, who attended with Bob Wilkie, a sports psychologist from “Got Mind” contracted to the team to help with team building and motivation. The Dragons were certainly a hit with the youngsters, who were excited to have the Dragons out for an afternoon of fun.



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Age: 133. Employer: Self employed - Rosedale Coal & Clay Products - known locally as Rosedale Mine or Moodie Mine. Job title: President / Owner / Mine Manager / Camp Medic. Hobbies and interests? Shooting, Hunting, Prospecting, Flying Aeroplanes, Driving Motorcars. Favourite food? Steak & Kidney Pie, or whatever my cook Shorty prepares at the Rosedale Mine cookhouse. Favourite colour? Black Gold, of course. What would you do with $1 million? Purchase stateof-the-art electrified mining equipment for my mine, and a new school for the miner’s children that may also double as a night school for the immigrant miner. What three things would you bring to a desert island? My wife Lucy, Phonographic Record Player and Records, Bathing Costume. I think that’s more than three. Where in the world do you wish to travel to most? I’ve travelled throughout the Commonwealth and the Dominion, but the foothills, mountains and particularly the badlands of Alberta are

my favourites. What’s your dream car? 1912 Norwalk Underslung Six. If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who’d it be? Sir John A. Macdonald. He had a vision of building a nation and opening the west. Who’s your hero? Sir William McKenzie, Canadian entrepreneur and owner of Canadian Northern Railway. What are your words of wisdom? There are two sides to every story - especially when it comes to mines and managers. Favourite sports team? Rosedale F.C. (soccer), Rosedale Rangers (hockey), Rosedale Midways (Baseball). Coke or Pepsi? Sarsaparilla. How long have you lived in Drumheller? 19111921. What do you like the most? Being in the great outdoors, reading poetry with my wife, tending to the boys at the mine camp. What would you change? Remove squalor and discontent from the other Valley coal mines.

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Aquadinnies looking for strong season, more swimmers Kyle Smylie | inSide Drumheller

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ming technique and stay in shape during the cool winter months. “It’s the best exercise there is,” says board coach liasson Michael Fletcher. “It’s nonevasive – you’re not pounding pavement and it’s really easy and fun to do.” Offering five different difficulty levels: beginner, junior, intermediate, senior, and elite, there is a level for all 40 members of the squad. The elites have been treated to a partnership with an Airdrie club with a high-end provincial coach teaching the top swimmers how to shave milliseconds off their times. The four Drumheller members of the highest level have potential to be Olympic swimmers, says Fletcher. “With that said, we know full well that the beginners and juniors are the elites of tomorrow,” says Fletcher, adding the club pours a lot of energy into every level. They take a part recreation, part competitive approach that’s seen strong results from their swimmers who consistently shave off lap times. The Aquadinnies members admit throughout the year. Interested swimmers can contact the Drumheller Aquaplex for details.

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Knee Hockey tournament returns during Weedless Wednesday Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller

National Non-Smoking Week is just around the corner, and Alberta Health Services has a number of events planned to drive home its message about the health effects of smoking. This year National NonSmoking Week (NNSW) is January 16-22, and the theme is “There are hundreds of reasons to quit... what’s yours?” Established in 1977, NNSW is one of Canada’s longest ongoing public health campaigns. Some of its goals are to educate about the dangers of smoking, raise awareness, particularly in young people of the dangers of smoking and help people quit. One endeavour to make smokers take an honest look at quitting is Weedless Wednesday. This is a day for smokers to challenge themselves to try to make it a day without a cigarette. It reinforces the philosophy of taking it one day at a time. If someone can make it through one day, can they make it through two days three days - a lifetime?


“We are pleased to expand the QuitCore program to new communities to support individuals who want to quit smoking.” Susan Canning

Weedless Wednesday is on January 19, and in what has become a tradition in Drumheller is the annual knee hockey tournament at Greentree School. Other area students are invited to the event, as are the Drumheller Dragons, to have fun with a little knee hockey and gain awareness into the adverse health effects of smoking. It has been a year of transition on the tobacco front, with some victories by anti-smoking advocates. In July of this year, individual flavoured cigarillos were

National Non Smoking Week is January 16-22. In Drumheller that means knee hockey at Greentree School on Weedless Wednesday. inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa

banned. These were purported to be attractive to young people, as a single cigarillo was inexpensive, and came in ‘candy’ like flavours. Menthol is exempt. The federal government also announced in December of last year it would strengthen package-labelling requirements for cigarettes and little cigars. The labels that are currently on cigarettes encompass 50 per cent of the package. The new guideline is aiming at 75 per cent. Cigarette packages will have a quit line phone number and URL on each package. It is also planning to introduce 16 new health messages. The government announced that an image of Barb Tarbox will be on some of the labels. Tarbox was an Alberta woman, who died at 42 in 2003 of brain and lung cancer. In the final months of her life, she toured Canada with a powerful message about the consequences of smoking. Martin McSween, tobacco reduction and addictions counsellor for Alberta Health Services, is positive about the changes to label-

ling, but says they could go further. “It does make sense. What makes more sense is we tried for years to have no colours, and have a generic name of the company. Then it is not as attractive,” he said. Locally, the QuitCore program has been introduced in Drumheller. In September, a new program was launched. It is a free group support program that gives those who want to quit some of the tools and support they need. Led by trained cessation professionals, the QuitCore program teaches tobacco users how to develop a plan to quit that will work for them, while providing strategies to deal with recovery symptoms, manage stress and prevent relapse. Consisting of six or eight in-depth sessions over a 10 to 14 week period, the program also connects individuals with others trying to quit. “Many individuals consider changing habits in the new year to improve their health, and quitting smoking may be one of them,” says Susan Canning, AHS

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Weekday Services at 7:00pm with refreshments to follow:

Monday Jan. Jan.1717 The Salvation Army Church 242-1st St. W

Tuesday Jan. 18 Jan. 18 Grace Lutheran Church 620 - 2nd Ave. W

Wednesday Jan.1919 Jan. The Church of the Nazarene 627 - 6th St. E

Thursday Jan.2020 Jan. St. Maglories Anglican Church 176 - 2nd St. W

Friday Jan.2121 Jan. Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle 295 - 1st St. W

Saturday Jan. Jan. 22 22 Fellowship Baptist Church 226 - 2nd St. W

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Everyone welcome. If you do not attend a church but are curious, E to visit someSof the local churches. this is a greatM opportunity

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I don’t know if it’s “we the people”, or if it’s the people “we the people” put in charge of running this province, but I’m beginning to get a little peeved. We or they, whichever it is, seem determined to give away that which cannot be gotten back, that is, the last of our beautiful untouched places. It seems we would just as soon have them logged, mined, or turned into potato farms. In Southeastern Alberta there is the last remaining bit of natural prairie, untouched by a plough. Once turned over and cultivated, that’s it, no more, it can’t be re-created, it’s gone. It is under consideration to be sold to a potato farming interest. At least it was, until somebody said, “Wait, not so fast.” In Southwestern Alberta, in the Castle Mountain region, is a piece of land that is supposed to be designated as “protected”, yet the government is considering allowing a permit to log the area. Another area, north of Highway 3 (the Crowsnest Highway), and west of Highway 22 (the Cowboy Trail), is where the foothills meet the mountains, and is some of the best big game habitat in the province. It is also some of the most picturesque. It is now being considered for large scale mining. In the first instance I believe tragedy has been averted. In the second, the allegedly “protected” Castle region, who protects such lands from those who designated them as such? And in the last example, well, to allow mining in there would be a little piece of heaven gone to hell. Alberta is a province of 3 million and growing. Fortunately we have been blessed with an abundance of land on which to expand. Just as unfortunately, that seems to be exactly what we are doing. Have we not ploughed, mined, drilled, logged or paved over lands we have deemed protected and preserved for the enjoyment of future Albertans? Once logged, once mined, these lands are never the same. Roads are cut in to access the sites, machinery travels in and out, the noise is not the same, the waters are muddied, or diverted. Do we want our wild places to remain, or are we willing to let them go, to be dugup and logged over? The companies in question always say there will be mitigation problems, that the surrounding area will be disturbed as little as possible. They say the same thing every time, but don’t tell me, tell the creeks, the chipmunks, the birds, the deer, the elk, the sheep, goats, and the bear, who all require cover, quiet, clean water and room. Tell them because I don’t want to hear it. Once you build a road into a site, your mitigation plans aren’t worth peanuts, because every man and his dog now has four wheel access to places no four wheels were meant to go. We print beautiful mountains and forests for our tourism pamphlets, but look behind the picture. We really are nuts for allowing the degradation of our beautiful places, and hypocrites for trying to sell ourselves as beautiful, pristine Alberta. In my opinion, we need our collective heads examined. 2m

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A young Drumhellerite is exploring her interest in filmmaking by attending a workshop at the Powell River Film Festival, thanks to the Drumheller Rotary Club. The Rotary Club has been increasing its involvement with youth, and this year there are about five young people participating in various programs. St. Anthony’s student “I thought it was a good program for youth from Drumheller because we have MaxCampus, and we’ve had a lot of film shoots here.”


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Taylor Kluck is going to the Film Festival from February 18-20 to participate in the Adventures in Film camp, which runs as part of the festival. This is an opportunity from young people, ages 15-19,

to learn more about film- viewing festival films. “I thought it was a good making from industry program for youth from professionals. DrumhellThe Roer because tary Club we have sponsors MaxCamyouth to atpus, and tend the we’ve had a camp by oflot of film fering a subshoots here,” sidy to cover said Trathe camp’s cy Kakuk, fee. In the youth propast, the gram direccamp has tor for the welcomed Drumheller participants Taylor Kluck… Rotary. from all Rotary supports film S h e over B.C. festival workshop said the Robut has altary has ways been open to participants from been working to promote its youth programs and other provinces. During the day, the Ad- did presentations at DVSS ventures in Film partici- and St. Anthony’s about pants attend presentations the club’s offerings. This year it looks like by professional media artists and get hands-on ex- there will be one local perience learning video student participating in and animation produc- its full exchange, and two tion. During the evening, in short-term exchanges. they are able to take-in Another will be working all the pomp and circum- on parliament hill, thanks stance of the festival by to the Rotary Club’s inattending receptions and volvement.

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Spaghetti and Meatballs for Dessert?

This is one spaghetti dish you might not want for a main course . . . it all sits atop a cupcake! The pasta is actually icing and the meatballs are Ferrero Rocher chocolates. (Most of us have a few lying around after Christmas, so this is a good way to use them). I think Valentine’s day would be another good time to make this treat! The original recipe calls for white  cupcakes, but pictured are chocolate. My niece made these and I thought the chocolate cupcake was meatloaf, so I think the dark color is fine to use. Depends on how much chocolate flavor you want to have.   The icing is simply piped out of a ziploc bag. Just snip the corner and pile it high on the cupcake, allowing it to droop down the edges.

Toss the Ferrero Rocher chocolates in a bowl of seedless raspberry or strawberry jam. Place one on each iced cupcake. Missing from the photo is the garnish of grated white chocolate, to resemble Parmesan. This would also look good arranged on a serving platter.   This is the recipe used for the icing: 1 jar of marshmallow fluff (which you find with the ice cream toppings) beaten with 1 1/2 cups softened butter. Add 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 cup icing sugar - beat until incorporated. Spoon into a ziploc bag and seal.   I think kids, both big and small, will love this SWEET pasta dish. 2m


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The Legislative Review Jack Hayden M.L.A. Drumheller-Stettler Constituency Minister to promote Alberta agriculture at U.S. summit Lloyd Snelgrove, MLA for Vermilion-Lloydminster and President of Treasury Board, will participate in the Legislative Agricultural Chairs Summit and the State Agricultural Rural Leaders board meetings in Fort McDowell, Arizona, January 14-16. Snelgrove will promote Alberta’s agricultural and agrifood industry and participate in discussions on trade issues. The meetings bring together U.S. State Legislative Chairs, provincial Ministers and elected officials to engage in dialogue on agriculture issues. Minister Snelgrove is an alumnus of the State Agricultural Rural Leaders Board and was its first Canadian representative member. Alberta will host dinner meetings with U.S. legislators, as well as co-host the summit’s Canadian reception with the Canadian Consulate-General and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

The Alberta government has a clear plan for a strong economic recovery. As we move forward, we will continue to advance Alberta’s agriculture interests to build a more competitive agriculture and agrifood industry that contributes to Alberta’s economy and enhances rural development. For more information on the plan visit Awards celebrate excellence in early learning and child care Nominations are being accepted to recognize early learning and child care professionals who make valuable contributions through positive and creative environments for children and their parents. Due to its success, this year’s 2011 Alberta Child Care Professional Awards of Excellence program has been expanded and gives Albertans the opportunity to nominate professionals working in licensed and approved programs as well as all 46 Parent Link Centres

throughout Alberta. The Alberta Child Care Association has also introduced an additional award to recognize an inspirational leader in the child care field. A nomination package with details about eligibility and criteria is available at www.child., or at any of Alberta’s licensed or approved child care programs, Parent Link Centres or Child and Family Services Authorities. To be considered, completed nominations must be received by 4 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2011. Nominees will be evaluated based on their innovation and creativity when working with children and parents and how they demonstrate professional excellence in four key areas: supporting children’s development and well-being; nurturing the individuality of each child; engaging parents, families and communities as partners in the care and education of children; and raising the profile of the early learning and child care field through their commitment to ongoing learning and development and their willingness to share their knowledge with others. The Awards Selection Committee will initially choose 40

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Horoscopes ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 There are strange things happening, Aries, but it's better to just go with the flow. Who knows, maybe you'll like the change of pace and its effect on your lifestyle.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 A relationship is blooming, Sagittarius, and you're not sure how you feel about it just yet. Take a few more weeks to work through your feelings and form a solid opinion.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Better days lie ahead, Taurus. It's just a matter of waiting a few weeks. In the interim, start a new project that will take your mind off of your worries.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 You have an eye for value, Capricorn, and it will help you realize a good deal this week. Share the wealth with other people if you can. Tuesday is a banner day.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Make the most of time spent with friends, Gemini, because for a little while you will be flying under the radar while you handle a few necessities that have been overlooked. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 There's much more to you than meets the eye, Cancer, but you don't often give others a peek into your inner thoughts unless they truly earn it. Someone special does this week.

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The DVSS Dynos senior boys basketball team continued its tear through league play Wednesday night, defeating Three Hills. On Wednesday, January 12 the Dynos travelled to Three Hills for their third league game. Despite playing without two starters due to injury, the Dynos managed to play strong defense and with good patience on the offensive end. The Dynos went into the second half with a 40 to 18 point lead, while the bench players received valuable extended minutes to develop.

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In the second half, the Dynos did not let up on the defensive end as they only gave up five points in the third quarter while extending their lead. In the end, the Dynos came away with a 73 to 34 win, led by Jordan Britton’s 29 points and seven rebounds, and Daulton Smith's overall contributions of 16 points, eight rebounds, and nine assists. This now gives the Dynos a record of 3-0 in league play, with the team’s only loss of the year coming last weekend in tournament play. Next up for the Dynos team is its cross town rivals, the St. Anthony’s Sabres this Monday night, January 17 at St. Anthony’s. The girls play at 4:15 p.m. and the boys at 5:45.

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The DVSS Dynos are undefeated in league play after trumping Three Hills 73-34. Jordan Britton scored 29 and snapped up seven rebounds, while

The Dragons dropped their second straight game Tuesday night as they hosted the Camrose Kodiaks 2-1, trailing the entire game. The aggressive match, typical of a Camrose-Drumheller encounter, saw the Dragons miss out on two crucial points as all teams are fighting to remain in play-off standing. “It definitely had a play-off feel to it,” says head coach Dan Price, adding the team didn’t respond as well as their January 2 match against the Kodiaks. All three goals were scored on the power-play, with much time spent by both teams in the sin bin. The Kodiaks opened the scoring late in the first after a holding call to Dragon Matthew Brown saw Drumheller down a man. Camrose capitalized on another power-play chance at the 3:30 mark in the third, after Dragon Marcus Toye was given a kneeing penalty 40

seconds earlier. The Dragons only goal came later in the third period on their very own power-play chance, with Kenton Levesque shooting a rebound past Kodiaks twine minder Dalyn Flette. Despite outshooting the Kodiaks 37-29, and enjoying eight power-plays, the Dragons couldn’t beat Flette in the last shift of the game. “In the second and third periods, we took it back over and had lots of chances. It was a disappointing result, but a great game for our guys.” Two goaltender interference calls, the first by Evan Warner early in the second, and the another by Cass Mappin saw Mappin receive a mandatory one game suspension. The Dragons are hitting the road this weekend, playing in Brooks Friday and Canmore Saturday. Drumheller currently sits fifth in the southern standings, with a record of 4-4-0-2 in their last ten games.

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Tuesday’s AJHL trade deadline was a somewhat quiet one for the Dragons, seeing Drumheller pick up a forward after the departure of the high scoring Ryan Bloom. Kooteny International Junior forward Riley Spraggs has been brought in to fill up the roster. “We’re pretty happy about that,” says head coach Dan Price of Spraggs, who saw some ice time during Tuesday’s game. “He’ll be a great addition to the team.” Price admits the organization is sad to see Bloom go, but are wishing him the best. Happy with the firmed up roster, Price says he’s satis-

fied with how it has been filled. “We all have the same goals, similar personalities. It’s a really tight group who I know has the ability to be successful." The Dragons also traded the AJHL rights of Nate Engert to the St. Albert Steel for future considerations. Engert did not see any ice time with the team. With the deadline over, the roster will not be changing, other than injuries and sickness, which the Dragons seem to finally be shaking off. “We’re starting to get through it, (Sam) Lawson and (Keith) Csizmadia will probably be back at the end of January. Pretty much everyone is healthy,” says Price.

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