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Vol. 4, No. 011 | 8 pages
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Read the inSide review of Kaleidoscope Theatre's Like Bees to Honey See page 3
Music fills the valley Reiley Ruban, 6, warms up with Jenny Fuh at the Drumheller and District Music Festival Vocal recitals on Wednesday, March 17 at Fellowship Baptist Church. The competition in all categories continues until Wednesday, March 24. The festival will stage its final concert at Greentree School on Friday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
Who are you? See page 7
Dragons' Tateson named to All Rookie team See page 8
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inSide STREETERS The Quebec government has decided to pay the costs of in vitro fertilization for families unable to conceive. The cost is $10,000 per procedure. inSide Drumheller asked “Are you in favour of this being paid for by public money?”
Kaeli Gilroy “I think the government should be working on better adoption policies to make it easier for Canadians to adopt children here instead. I am an adoptee myself and there are plenty of children needing a home. Or they should invest money in infertility treatment.”
Debby Poirier “Hell yes, it shouldn’t be just Quebec, it should be nationwide so everyone gets a chance to afford the treatment to have children.”
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Aﬀordable apartment complex opens Patrick Kolafa | Inside Drumheller
A new development providing aﬀordable housing aimed at AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped) recipients has opened in Drumheller and it appears the demand for such a facility in the community is strong. The Norwood apartment complex has opened on 1st Street East in downtown Drumheller, across from the Badlands Historical Museum. The 15-unit complex opened at the beginning of March, and already 10 units have been ﬁlled. There’s a lot of demand for this kind of place,” said Colin Lowden of Studios Alberta, which also owns similar properties in Ponoka and Olds. The bachelor suites are a modest 325 square feet, and are fully contained apartments. There are two handicapped accessible units
“I think it should be paid for privately, or at least a portion of it. There are lots of procedures that are more serious and they should be prioritized.”
An affordable apartment complex aimed at AISH recipients opened in downtown Drumheller. Of the 15, 325 square foot suits available, 10 have already been occupied. inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa
and 20 per cent have cognitive challenges. Applications are still being tak-
en for the property through McGhee, at 403-820-0694. or by going to www.studiosalberta.com.
Search is on for Direct Energy Volunteer Citizen of the Year Pascale Taylor | Inside Drumheller Direct Energy and the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (AWNA) are inviting applications from Albertans for the 2010 Volunteer Citizen of the Year award. The award is part of a program designed to recognize the signiﬁcant eﬀorts of volunteers who contribute to make their communities a better place. “We’re looking forward to once again recognizing individuals who work hard to make our communities great places to live,” said AWNA President George Brown. “The selﬂess actions of past winners and many of the other nominees often go unrewarded. This program is designed to showcase appreciation for their eﬀorts. The Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award is a great opportunity to recognize invaluable volunteers
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that are vacant. Each unit has its own outside entrance that opens onto a courtyard. Each tenant will have control of their general utilities and are responsible for all utilities with the exception of water, which is included in the rent. Joan McGhee is managing the property. It is located in downtown Drumheller, and in walking distance to many amenities. The rent is aﬀordable for each unit, and the project was made possible through the Canada-Alberta Aﬀordable Housing Agreement. Lowden says no municipal funding was used in the project, and none was sought. The goal of Studios Alberta is to provide aﬀordable housing primarily, but not exclusively for AISH recipients. Lowden says in Drumheller there are about 160 people receiving AISH; about 40 percent have mental illness, 40 per cent have a physical illness
who beneﬁt your community.” The contest runs through National Volunteer Week, taking place April 18 - 24, and nominations close Monday, May 7. The award winner will receive: • $1,000 cash prize; • $5,000 cash grant to the winner’s organization/cause of choice in their respective community; • recognition of their achievement through a commemorative award, article and photo to be published in AWNA newspapers across Alberta; • $1,000 cash grant to four semi-ﬁnalists’ organization/ cause of choice in their respective communities; and • special recognition of the four semi-ﬁnalists. The award is open to residents within a community served by an AWNA member newspaper.
Applicants can nominate themselves or be nominated by another individual or a group. The nomination should include an account in a maximum of 750 words of the speciﬁc contribution an individual or group has made to the local community through improving the quality of life for fellow residents. They should also proﬁle the nominee’s organization or cause of choice to receive the $5,000 cash grant and how the donation
will be used. Nominations must be submitted by May 7, 2010 by post to Maurizia Hinse, AWNA, 3228 Parsons Road, Edmonton, T6N 1M2 or by fax to 780-438-8356. A selection committee, formed of two representatives from the AWNA and two appointed by Direct Energy, will review award applications and select the ﬁnalists and winning individual or group.
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Nataly Gincher “If taxes will be increased, then it may not be fair to other people, although I agree that the government should help those couples with difficulties conceiving children.”
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Kaleidoscope Theatre puts on thought provoking play Pascale Taylor | inSide Drumheller
Addictions can still be a taboo subject, maybe more so when they aﬀect women. “Like Bees to Honey” is a thought provoking play about drug and alcohol addiction among women, and the Kaleidoscope Theatre production of this play will take the audience on a journey people will
paid to look after. And ﬁnally Kiesha, played by Courtney Morse, who is having a great time with her boyfriend, always high. The only male actor, Kelly Bertsch, plays a variety of supporting roles which help place some of the scenes. At ﬁrst, their tales seem innocent enough, but as they make excuses for their addictions, their stories seem to mix into one. The audience witnesses the downward spiral their lives start to take and an uneasy feeling sets in as the brutal reality of addictions is laid bare again. Each actor makes their character so real that the audience will feel a great sensitivity towards the women, but also a sense of helplessness, as they are silent witnesses to these women’s despair. When reality comes crashing in for each of the characters, the audience will feel a sense of relief as the women attempt to pull themselves out of the wreckage their lives have become. Spectators may be left wondering whether Rita, despite her very powerful wake up call, can accept reality without alcohol. Information regarding alcohol and drugs addiction recovery will be available from a stand after the show. This production is playing at the Navy League Building, with the last show on Saturday, March 20.
from a hard drinking partying Irish family and is studying to be a nurse, to become someone her father would be proud of. And Jesse, played by Carol Todor, who encounters a party lifestyle as a student which carries on in her marriage. Sara, played by Geraldine Holden, who, every day as a child is confronted by the
During Like Bees to Honey, art teacher Sara, played by Geraldine Holden, gives a poignant description of this painting by ToulouseLautrec, called The Hangover.
want to think and talk about, whether or not they have had dealings with addictions. From the very beginning, the audience is introduced to the brutal reality of alcohol abuse as they witness a traumatic scene when a young drunk girl, played by Jenn Eskeland, is thrown out of a car and verbally abused by a dissatisﬁed “customer.” How did she get there? Then, one by one, ﬁve women, from very diﬀerent backgrounds and varied ages, start to recount their lives. Their tales will have the audience captivated. Meet bubbly Kate, played by Cassandra Knight, who comes
smell of alcohol on her mother’s breath. There is Rita, played by Jess Davison, who is sent to New York from Costa Rica at 17 for a better chance in life and is introduced to alcohol by the woman, played by Deanne Zariski, whose child she is
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DRUMHELLER AREA NIGHTLIFE Showing this week at Napier Theatre, Drumheller: Friday, March 19 Thursday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. Shutter Island. Closed Mondays. Friday, March 19, Drumheller: Say What at O’Shea’s. March 19, 20, Drumheller: Kaleidoscope Theatre presents “Like Bees to Honey”. 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets: $15 at the door. Not appropriate for children under 13. Call 403-823-PLAY. Saturday, March 20, Rosedale: Drumheller Dance Society presents Badlanders II. Family dance at the Rosedale Hall. 8 p.m. to midnight. Saturday, March 20, Drumheller: 1 Day Only. Fran & Friends Birthday Party. 6 pm - ??. For your listening and dancing pleasure DA!! “NEWFIE” BAND will be entertaining. Buffet. Tickets only. Call 403-823-5755 to reserve yours. Friday, March 26, Drumheller: Steak Night at Sandstone Lanes, 5-8 pm. Live music by the Yelping Couyotes. For reservation, please call 403-8236677. Saturday, March 27, Three Hills: Hillside Lanes 10th Annual Fundraiser. Roast Beef supper, 5 Blackout Bingo games (Total $5,000). Three Hills Curling Rink. Tickets on sale now. Phone 403-443-2003, 403-443-5803, 403-443-5623. Monday, March 29, Drumheller: Public forum, Drumheller’s Coal Mining Centennial and the miner’s Memorial. 7 pm, at the Drumheller Civic Centre AV Room. Bring thoughts and ideas. Light refreshments will be served. Tuesday Evenings, East Coulee: Bingo at 7:30 p.m. Community Hall. 11m
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CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, love is in the air and all around you. So enjoy yourself as much as possible. Embrace your artsy side with a special project that will "woo" that someone special.
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, nurture yourself and plan on getting a little extra sleep every night. You need to rest up for some exciting weeks ahead. You will complete unfinished business.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Spend time with your family, Aquarius. This week you're more at home in sweatpants than a business suit. It may be the time to take a well-deserved vacation.
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PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, it's time to get out and party. Set aside work responsibilities and socialize. You'll have time to catch up later.
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 A stretch of work and productivity begins this week, Leo. This is a good time for goal planning. It might take a few days before you get in a groove.
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VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, after a few weeks of feeling antisocial, you're in the mood for festivities. Meet up with a few friends and have some fun. If single, you may meet a special someone. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you're in the mood for private encounters rather than big crowds and a noisy party scene. Devote a lot of time to just snuggling with that special someone. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, it's time for getting close to the one you love. If you are single, seek out a new love to have and to hold. Lean on other people for encouragement and support.
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rendered useless. What’s the most important decision you have ever made? Not marrying the ﬁrst girl that came along. Waiting for my soulmate. And uh, I am still waiting. What would you like to achieve this year? Open a booming Art Gallery....check me out! What’s your favorite movie and why? Anything written by David Mamet. (Glengary Glenross/Spanish Prisoner/ State & Main etc) I love his dialogue. If you chose one super power, which would it be? Able to be invisible. If you were reborn, who would you want to be reborn as? and why? A 1st century Galilean. To listen and follow Jesus around and see how much of a resemblance he is to what we’ve been taught 2000 years later. If you found a $100 bill what would you do? Make a quick poster saying I found an “amount of money” and hope that no one claims it. Then I’d go out for Thai Food and a bottle of red wine
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Some time ago I believe I wrote about how I believe Stephen Harper is a political genius. Since that time, he has done nothing to dispel that belief. There are those who would consider me biased, in that I espouse a conservative philosophy and ideology. Neither of these however has any bearing on Mr. Harper’s doings. Here is a man who took two parties, the ﬁrst of which regarded the other with total disdain, and the second holding the ﬁrst in suspicion, with no love lost between either, and merged them. He then took that merged entity into an election against a deeply entrenched Liberal party, winning a minority government. He has held that minority longer than anyone could have predicted. When faced with a non-conﬁdence vote in the house of Commons, and the real and present danger of an NDP/Liberal/Bloc coalition, he did something none of the leaders of those parties had ever considered. He went to the Governor General and asked that Parliament be shut down. The Governor General granted his request, leaving the leaders of the coalition to the wrath of the electorate and their own egos. After the coalition had withered on the vine, and the danger had passed, Parliament was called back, with Harper and his minority stronger than ever. Along comes a ﬁnancial and economic train wreck, costing billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs. Almost every sector of the economy pleads for the government to do something. The Opposition parties know that something must be done, money must be spent to support the economy and protect jobs. Harper and the conservatives put together an “economic stimulus package” worth billions, putting the government budget into a deﬁcit position. The deﬁcit grows, as the hordes must be placated by ever more spending. As if that weren’t enough, a scandal erupts over Canadian forces in Afghanistan accused of handing over Taliban prisoners to the Afghan army, where it’s presumed they are mistreated. There are cries of a cover-up and for an investigation. Trusting his military advisers, and looking to escape the heat, Harper again pulls the plug, just in time for the Olympics. Upon the return of Parliament, after a triumphant, uplifting, feel-good Olympic Games, the government brings forth a throne speech followed by a new budget. At some time in the proceedings it’s announced that there will be a review of the national anthem, with an eye toward making it gender neutral, or hermaphroditic. This of course is merely a diversionary tactic. The budget didn’t contain much in the way of lowering the deﬁcit, and so something was needed to draw attention away from that fact. Announcing that you may change the words to the national anthem proved to be just such a diversion. The phones rang oﬀ the hook, letters and editorials abounded. Very few said anything about the budget. One day later, the PMO reversed its’ position, so fast that back up lights and a warning beeper wouldn’t have had time to come on. The proposed review and its’ quick reversal had served its purpose. The budget was not the headline, but the national anthem instead. I did say I thought he was a political genius. Last Sunday was the birthday of a very old friend of mine. In this case the word “old” is very literal, as Albert celebrated his 101st birthday. I missed the day, but he has since forgiven me, just so long as I don’t let it happen again. Optimistic ain’t he? 11s
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with my soul mate. If you could retire tomorrow, what would you do? Take my soulmate and tour around Ireland for a spell. If you could travel back in time and meet yourself as a 10 year old kid, what advice would you give yourself? Put all your money into a new computer company called Apple. Oh yeah, and follow your dreams. Words to live by? Give a man a ﬁsh and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to ﬁsh and you feed him for a lifetime.
Name: Royal Sproule. Occupation: Artist/Actor/Musician/Gallery Owner/Director of Canadian Badlands Passion Play. Age: 45. How long have you lived in the area? I moved to Rosebud in 1976. What do you like best about Drumheller? The locals are ﬁercely independent, and march to their own drumbeat. If you could change one thing about Drumheller what would it be? That we stop being so shy about showing oﬀ our one-of-a-kind world-class valley to the world. What do you like about your job? Showing visitors the vast array of art being made in the valley. What do you do in your spare time? Follow Calgary Flames, and Stamps. If you were granted three wishes from an angel or genie what would they be? I’d stuﬀ cancer in a punching bag and give everyone I know the opportunity to beat on it until it is
We are on a roll now! Not just one, but TWO books that my book club is in complete agreement in favor of both. The first, appreciated by all, is Still Alice by Lisa Genova. As much as we all enjoyed the book, we were equally disturbed by it. The story of a woman in her 50’s having early onset Alzheimer’s is a scary concept for all. This character happens to be a Harvard professor who lectures at conferences and works in the field of linguistics each day. The story is told through her eyes on a day-to-day basis as the disease creeps up on her and manifests itself. How her family members deal with her situation is a key part of the story which covers two years in time. The author is a PhD in neuroscience which keeps the story “real” and acceptable. In our discussion, everyone had stories to tell of loved ones for which the book shed a light on their individual experiences. There were also personal accounts of forgetfulness giving us that moment to understand the fear this disease can pass on. Our second book was The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark. I assumed I would be the only one to like it because it caused me to reflect on The Book of Red - in which I was in the minority for its preference last year. Surprisingly, everyone truly liked this story. The two main characters are the dog’s chef and his apprentice, the narrator, who is a former street urchin. They grow on you as the story weaves its way through Venice in the year 1498. While a mysterious, magical book is the focus, you can’t help but feel magically entangled in the atmosphere created through the narrative and colorful characters. A couple favorite items some of us happen to share are Venice and cooking, which may have been the original reason for choosing this book. These two books, being of entirely different nature, made for an interesting blend of reading this 11m month.
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“He is extremely steady both ways. He can move the puck, he can release it from the blue line, and Justin Tateson, ﬁrst year Drumheller Dragon, has he has a great ﬁrst pass,” is how Price describes his game. “He is great defensively been named to the AJHL All Rookie obviously, he uses his stick and Team. his size well, and he is great in The 18-year-old defenseman has the dressing room. He is a commade an immediate impact on the plete package.” Drumheller Dragons and has a bright This season the 6-foot-3, future. 190-pound defenseman also Coach Dan Price is not surprised committed to the Division 1 Tateson was selected. NCAA University of Alaska “We’re really happy for him,” said Fairbanks to play and pursue Price. “He worked really hard.” his education. The Dragons are It has been an exciting year for the lucky to have him for one more Scandia area rookie. He ﬁnished last season, before he heads to colseason playing for the Medicine Hat lege. Big Country Energy Services Tigers Last season, Tateson played in the Alberta Midget Hockey League 56 games for the Dragons, had and was named the league’s Most two goals and nine assists, for 11 Outstanding Defenseman. In his ﬁrst points, with 101 PIM. year in the AJHL, he was selected Justin Tateson… to the league’s South Divisional star team. named to AJHL All Rookie Team
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All the snow is quickly turning to water as another season ends at the Drumheller Valley Ski Hill, and by most indications, it was a good season for the valley’s winter recreation institution. Manager of the ski hill, Zrinko Amerl, describes the year as a break even season. That said, the hill met its goals. “We started later than we wanted to, but the goal this year was to provide a consistent product,” said Amerl. “When we were open we had good snow, the runs were well maintained and there were no issues with the lift, or the cat.” “Now, next year we are going to expand.” In some ways, signs of expansion have already begun. With an arsenal of seven snow guns and a new second lift on the way, considerable investment into the hill is setting up continued expansion. Before the snow ﬂies again however, there are plans to add more activity to the hill. This summer a number of endeavours are planned for the hill including hiking, mountain biking and even horseback riding. Amerl says the hill has developed about two hours of bike trails, but will be adding more with
the help of inmate labour from the Drumheller Institution. He hopes to have up to 18 hours of trails available on the hill for all levels of riding skill. There will also be interpretive hiking trails that will explore the natural landscape and the impressive vistas of the valley. The hill will run either a shuttle service or the lift to transport walkers and bikers to the summit, depending on numbers. “The view is what we have to sell in the Badlands,” said Amerl. A dding attractions at the hills will spin oﬀ to other business and attractions in the valley. The ﬁrst plateau on the ski hill will serve as a base for many of the activities including light camping. This will allow cyclists to make it more than just a day trip, allow them a place to tent for the evening and continue to explore the trails. The site will allow small groups to camp. The plateau will also be the base for horse riding trails. He says they will start with a small stable to try out the initiative. While they will not be able to operate out of the lodge, Amerl says they are planning to open a teahouse at the top of the lift with full licensed food services. Details of the spring and summer season activities will be available at www.skidrumheller.com or on their Facebook fan page.
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