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Happenings

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Who are you?

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The Titans are heading off to Edmonton this weekend to battle for another Tier IV provincial championship in a rematch of last year’s game against the Ardrossan Bisons. The game starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 24 at the University of Alberta Foote Field. Drumheller Valley Secondary School is organizing a fan bus to head up for the game. To get on board and cheer the Titans on, call the school at 403-823-5171. Show your Titans pride by hanging up the front page of inSide Drumheller in your window!

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This weekend the Calgary Stampeders and Toronto Argonauts will do battle for the 100th Grey Cup. inSide Drumheller asks: “Who will take home the cup this year?”

Laurie Armstrong “The senior Titans? That’s the only football I watch.”

Jared Weymark “Calgary for sure.”

Tennelle Fabrick “Obviously Calgary is going to win.”

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The fundraising efforts for the Badlands Community Facility got another boost Tuesday morning. The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce delivered its third $50,000 installment to the BCF Fundraising Campaign. The donation is part of the Chamber’s $250,000 commitment to the facility and two more $50,000 installments will be delivered in the next two years. “We will continue on with our annual payments. The last one will be in 2014 to fulfill our $250,000 commitment,” said Heather Bitz, general manager of the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce. With the commitment, the Chamber of Commerce is one of the facility’s top sponsors. “We’re proud to help out in such a big way. We’re happy to see the facility up and opera-

Russ Chuprun “Calgary is going to take it by 15 points.”

Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce president Ed Mah (left) and general manager Heather Bitz hand Mayor Terry Yemen and Jeff Hall, fundraising campaign

In the spirit of community, residents will be scouring their neighbourhoods on November 29 to help other neighbours at the annual food driver. This one night blitz is The Salvation Army’s major food drive and the donations that come in help supply the food bank for a good portion of the coming year. This week, The Salvation Army dropped hundreds of red grocery bags into the mail. These bags are for residents to pack and leave on their doorstep. This way volunteers are able

to easily identify donations for the food drive, making collection that much easier. The blitz starts at 6 p.m. and volunteers will be combing Drumheller neighbourhoods from Nacmine to Rosedale. There will also be volunteers canvassing Morrin, Munson and Carbon. To volunteer, simply head to one of the predetermined muster points and head out to help. Organizer Heather Colberg is grateful for the support of volunteers. It is not uncommon to see clubs, teams and organizations in the mix as they go door-

chair for the Badlands Community Facility, a cheque for $50,000. The donation was the third installment of the Chamber’s $250,000 commitment to the BCF. inSide photo by Michael James

eral years ago. “To date, in excess of 60 per cent has been received. There’s still a ways to go,” said Hall. Moving forward, the fundraising campaign will be pushing the Legacy Patio brick campaign, where residents can buy a brick and have a name inscribed on it, whether

it be theirs or in memory of someone who has passed away. “There’s going to be a community focus, especially with our brick campaign. That’s the largest thing right now. We’ll probably see a few more events take shape over the next year and we’ll continue attempt-

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Mike Beaudet “Calgary of course, but both teams beat the top team in their division. It’s going to come down to turnovers.”

tional. It’s a great new component to our community. I’ve used it and it’s fantastic. We’re looking forward to using it next year when we host the 2013 Alberta Chambers of Commerce provincial conference and policy session. We’re really looking forward to having it and showing the facility off to Alberta,” said Bitz. BCF fundraising campaign chair Jeff Hall hopes the donation will help build the momentum needed to move forward. “It’s an amazing facility and the usage is great. It’s something we need to continue to support,” said Hall. “It’s great to receive it [the donation]. Hopefully, when it’s visible in the community like this, it will remind people the importance of finishing the fundraising efforts.” To date, the fundraising campaign has received roughly $3.3 million in donations and commitments since campaigning began sev-

to-door. Volunteers are also needed to help sort and pack the donations. Once again, Drumheller Co-op has allowed volunteers to use the former Liquidation World in Greentree Mall as a drop-off and sorting area. Colberg said they are still in great need of more volunteers on the evening of the food drive. Crews will muster at various locales throughout the valley before they head out. To learn more or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Heather Colberg at 403-823-0811, 403-823-4242 or 403823-2369.

ing to attract those larger donors as well,” said Hall. For more information on how to purchase a brick or donate to the BCF Fundraising Campaign, call Heather Little, marketing and events coordinator with the BCF, at 403-8231333.

Meeting points for November 29 Food Drive Those interested in volunteering with the Salvation Army Food Drive are asked to please be at one of the meeting areas at 5:45 PM on NOVEMBER 29 so that crews can be collecting food by 6:00 PM. Tags will be provided to show that you are with the Salvation Army. Your time is greatly appreciated and is making a great impact and a profound difference. Newcastle

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While often in Alberta the weather is so fleeting it is difficult to pin down, however last week’s blast of snow made it clear that winter driving season is upon the valley. With the winter comes potentially hazardous road conditions, and this has spurred concerns about the shape of the highways around Drumheller. Earlier this year Carillion Canada assumed the role of maintenance contractor for the area provincial highways after winning the contract. Before this, Ledcor took care of the area highways. According to Tony Chelick operations manager for Alberta Transportation, the company has hired a number of new staff members and this was their first winter test. “The first few winter storms this year were quite severe and taxed Carillion’s local resources. Going forward they are well capable of performing necessary winter highway maintenance,” said Chelick. He said through GPS they are able to monitor where and when plows are on the road. This information is reviewed, and the work must be up to par. “Post winter storm reviews are conducted between Alberta

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Tony Chelick, operations manager for Alberta Transportation, says post winter storm reviews are conducted between Alberta Transportation and maintenance contractors to discuss issues such as how and when the plow fleet was deployed and how sanding and plowing was conducted.

Transportation and our maintenance contractors to discuss issues such as how and when the plow fleet was deployed and how sanding and plowing was conducted. All work performed must meet provincial standards,” he said. Chelick adds that Carillion is a long standing company with a proven track record. He also says during the winter safety also fall with the drivers. “Drivers must keep in mind that winter in Alberta is very unpredictable. Provincially, the mainte-

nance contractors do a very good job maintaining our highways in the winter overall, but driver judgment still comes into play to determine if travelling on a particular highway at any given time is safe for them to do so,” he said. Specific concerns regarding highway maintenance in the Drumheller area may be directed to Carillion Canada Inc. at 1-800390-2242 or Tony Chelick, Alberta Transportation operations manager in Hanna at 403-8545550, toll free by first dialing 3100000.

TOWN OF DRUMHELLER Pre-School Story Time Every Friday from 10:00am – 11:00am Join our children’s librarian every Friday for interactive stories and interesting crafts. No registration necessary, there is a $3 fee for this program. Drumheller Public Library 403-823-1371 www.drumhellerlibrary.ca DEVELOPMENT PERMITS Take notice that the following development permits for the proposed uses listed below have been issued in accordance with Land Use Bylaw 10-08 of the Town of Drumheller. 1. Development Permit T00018-12S; Trevor Gough Professional Corp; Plan 7710AP; Block 23; Lots 1-2; 196 – 3 Avenue West, Drumheller – DEVELOPMENT PERMIT – Placement of Digital Sign – Classification Central Commercial “C-B” District Further information regarding these decisions may be obtained from the Development/Planning Department, Town Hall, 703 - 2nd Avenue West, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y3 (403) 823-1310 or e-mail cwoods@ dinosaurvalley.com Any person wishing to appeal these decisions may do so by submitting Form F and/or a written notice of appeal to the Secretary of the Subdivision & Development Appeal Board at 703 - 2nd Avenue West, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y3. A non-refundable fee of $120.00 must accompany the appeal. The “Notice of Appeal” and accompanying fee must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., December 7, 2012. C. Woods, Development Officer, Town of Drumheller MyCommunity Program Administrator Our organization is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic individual in Drumheller to help us reach out and offer gifts to local and new community members on special occasions. The Program Administrator is responsible for contacting those who qualify for the gifts. There is a small remuneration for the right Program Administrator. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Dorine Fowke at 1 (866) 258-7730 or email at dfowke@csscanada.com For a complete job description and more information, please visit the Careers section on the Town of Drumheller’s website at www. dinosaurvalley.com . The Town of Drumheller will be celebrating our 100th Anniversary in 2013. The actual date of our anniversary is May 15th. The committee has developed a logo for the anniversary and we would like everyone to have the opportunity to use this logo for themselves, ie. Team badges, letterhead, swag, etc. The business world may want to mark a sale as a” Centennial Sale” or incorporate the idea of 100 or multiples thereof in the marketing of their products. We would like to have everyone to try to celebrate this special 100th anniversary of the Town in some way; privately or very publicly, whatever suits you and your family/company best. For additional information call Paul Salvatore at 403-823-1324

Meeting November 27, 2012 | 9 am - noon Year in Review Agenda: Agronomy Updates - Canola disease, Corn production BASF presentation Variety Performance - Pioneer Hi-Bred All area farmers welcome! Morrin Community Hall - Lunch Provided Contact: Kerry Sharpe - K&S Sharpe Farms Tel: 403-823-6761 | Cell: 403-820-1691 Dupont Pioneer Seed Sales Representative

703 - 2 AVENUE WEST • DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA T0J 0Y3 Phone 403-823-6300 Fax 403-823-7739 www.dinosaurvalley.com Drumheller Centennial Calendars are now available for purchase, GET YOURS NOW! Available at: BCF, Town Hall, Reality Bytes, Co-op, Riverside Value Drug Mart and the World’s Largest Dinosaur Giftshop.

Drumheller Winterfest Saturday Dec 1st. Centennial Park (Splash Park) and Area 8:00am-8:00pm

Toonie Drop In, Badlands Community Facility

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Toonie Drop In, Drumheller Aquaplex

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Visit With Santa, Badlands Community Facility

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Floor Hockey with some of the JUNIOR A DRAGONS Badlands Community Facility

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Blue Recycle Bin Races, (Weather Permitting) Splash Park Official Opening, Drumheller Rotary & Freson Bros. Skating Rink (Weather Permitting) Join us for skating and treats!! Splash Park Winter Activities – Bring your Toboggan (Weather Permitting) Splash Park Join us for Caroling

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Too cold...come join us at the Badlands Community Facility!! Drumheller New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance Tickets are now available for the Drumheller s New Years Eve Dance featuring Drumheller’s very own “Cat County Cougar Hunters”. Now available at the Badlands Community Facility. DON’T MISS OUT! GET YOURS NOW! Dec. 31, 2012 @ 6 pm $25.00 per person | $5.00 children (6+) Tel.: 403-823-1370

Book your Christmas Party at the Badlands Community Facility Space available for all sizes of groups ps or rent a court in the field house! Call Marina at 403-823-1370 for availability and rates The Power of Positive Parenting Nov22th,6:00-8:00pm @ the Elim Penticostal This presentation provides parents with the 5 key principals to raising healthy, well-adjusted children. Parent Link will provide babysitting for this event but pre-register is required by calling Yvonne @ 403-823-1334 Before and After School Program The Before and After School Care Program has openings for families requiring child care for children ages 5 – 12 years. Conveniently located at Greentree School, we provide a well structured, safe and stimulating environment for your children. Subsidy is available for parents who qualify. To find out more about the program or to register please contact the Community Services Department, Town of Drumheller at 823-1324.  Various Municipal Board Vacancies The Town of Drumheller is now accepting applications for numerous Municipal Boards. 1- Drumheller Housing Administration 1– Airport Commission If you are interested and wish to serve in any of these capacities please contact Linda at 403-823-1339 or email - lhandy@dinosaurvalley.com

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

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thought Lori Stefanishion inSide Drumheller Food Columnist

It’s pretty hard to get through a grey cup game without some fabulous foods to add to the excitement! I thought I’d choose a good old stand-by that is always a hit. It’s a recipe everyone wants to take home with them. That is- if they don’t already have it! I think this is the most requested one I own – I’m always getting calls from people who end up craving it on the spur of the moment. Everyone has their own little variations and it’s a recipe you will hone to your own liking after making it a few times, too. Following my version of the recipe, I will give some simpler variations with less ingredients. I always go overboard on cheeses and sauces – this dip is fine with less. I didn’t give measurements for the ingredients. This is a dish you simply go with what looks good to you and it will work out just the way you like it.

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Spread a package of cream cheese on the bottom of a baking dish. (I use a 9” round). Next, you can use leftover chicken, cooked breasts, canned chicken, rotisserie chicken, packaged chicken breast pieces from the deli – endless possibilities. I like to marinate the chicken in hot sauce first, but if you are making this on the spot, simply layer the chicken on the cream cheese then pour the hot sauce over. I use the Frank’s Buffalo wing sauce, but again – endless possibilities when it comes to the hot sauces that are out there now, too. Now, spread a layer of grated mozzarella cheese (or Monterrey Jack, Colby or Italian blend)

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Pour Blue Cheese dressing over that. Drizzle a little more hot sauce, sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese, then pour Ranch Dressing over. A little more hot sauce and finally, crumbled blue cheese. Bake at 350 for about ½ hour. Serve crackers, tortilla scoops and celery sticks to dip. Variations - use only cheddar (or one particular type) cheese and Ranch dressing. - melt all the ingredients together on stove top, pour into casserole and bake. - cook in a slow cooker. - use lighter cheese and yogurt to make a healthier version.

Friday, November 23, Drumheller: Christmas Market at Greentree Mall. 4 pm 8:30 pm. Saturday, November 24, Drumheller: Christmas Market at Greentree Mall. 10 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday, November 25, East Coulee: Pancake Breakfast at the Hall. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Saturday, December 1, Hesketh Road: A Country Christmas Market at Zion Baptist Church on Highway 9, 18 miles west of Drumheller. 10 am - 3 pm. Watch for signs. Fundraiser Tree Lot/Bake Sale/Crafts. Saturday, December 8, Drumheller: Christmas Market at Greentree Mall. 10 am - 4:30 pm

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Wednesday, November 21, Drumheller: Rural Crime Watch Annual General Meeting. Supper at 6:00 p.m. at Fred and Barney’s, pay your own meal. Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

November 22, 23, 24, Drumheller: Kaleidoscope Theatre presents Steel Magnolias. Doors open at Kaleidoscope Theatre 7:00 pm; performance starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets call 403-823-PLAY. Saturday, November 24, Drumheller: Heart to Heart Society Christmas Celebration. Rosedale Hall, Cocktails: 5:30 pm; Dinner 6:30 pm. Entertainment by Bert Hoy. Contact Colleen MacDonald or Heart to Heart members for tickets. Saturday, November 24, Drumheller: Christmas with Elvis (James Schewe) at the Old Grouch’s. Starts at 6 pm. Full Christmas Buffet. Advance tickets call 403823-5755.

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Age: 55. Employer: Badlands Community Facility. Occupation: I design and plan recreation and fitness programs. How long have you lived in the area? I was born in Drumheller, moved away for several years, and then moved to Michichi in 2006. What do you like most about the area? The cohesiveness of the communities around here . What is the coolest place you’ve travelled to? I went to the Oregon coast in 1990 and 1991 on a biking trip. It’s beautiful and really peaceful. There’s a book in the library about the top biking trips in the world and I’ve done four of them so far. If you could travel through time, when and where would you go? Back to the 1940’s and 1950’s. From the stories my grandparents told, it seemed like communities back then were really close-knit. Conceptually it’s appealing, but probably not very glamorous. What three things would you bring to a deserted island? Some matches, an axe, and I think I’ve become too attached to my iPhone. What is one thing you could eat for the rest of your life? My wife’s lasagna. Favourite movies/tv shows? The Mob Doctor is very interesting. I really like Forrest Gump. What’s on your playlist these days? It’s pretty consistent. George Straight, Hey Romeo, Jason Blaine, and Johnny Reid.

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SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Certain challenges may be tough to conquer, Scorpio. But with the right help you can get the job done. Gemini may be your shining light this week. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 There is no point in speculating about your finances, Sagittarius. Keep track of your deposits and withdrawals so you have a handle on all accounts. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Now is not the time to leap without looking, Capricorn. You have to be cautious with your choices and actions this time of the month. Don’t make waves so close to the holidays. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, although you do plenty, someone around the house could really use some more assistance from you. It may take some juggling of your schedule to accomplish. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Usually your outpouring of creative juices is unstoppable, Pisces. This week you could have a little trouble thinking up new ideas.


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Dynos season wraps up Michael James | inSide Drumheller

“Our city has a rich history of great politicians, farmers, and entrepreneurs. We see a promising future for this great community we call home.” Brandon Mazenc of Weyburn, SK Donated to Tourism Radville, Radville Train Station

The DVSS senior girls volleyball team’s season came to a close this past weekend at zones in Brooks. The team had a strong tournament, but was defeated in the playoffs by Black Diamond. The Dynos earned a spot at zones after placing third in regionals the previous weekend. photo submitted

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The courts at Drumheller Valley Secondary School will stand silent for the rest of the year after the Dynos senior girls volleyball team’s season ended this past weekend. The girls came out on fire and made light work of that game. They showed they were capable of playing at a much higher level,” Heather Colberg Dynos Assistant Coach

The Dynos travelled to Brooks to compete to be named zone champions and earn a spot in provincials. The girls started off the tournament strong, winning their first two matches against Banff and Holy Cross Schools. Their third match they lost against the eventual tournament winners, Strathcona High School. The following morning they lost to Brooks, which put the team in a tie for third place. The tiebreaker, for third place overall at zones, was against Holy Cross. The match consisted of a single game. “The girls came out on fire and made light work of that game. They showed they were capable of playing at a much higher level,” said Heather Colberg, assistant coach of the Dynos. The final match for the girls came against a squad from Black Diamond. The Dynos won the first game of the match 24-18 and then lost the second by a narrow 26-24. The Dynos hopes came down to one game, but they could not hold on and lost. Their season came to and end. The Dynos had a challenging season, but qualified for zones after placing third in regionals the previous weekend. The coaches were proud of the team’s performance. “The past two weekends they’ve played the best they have all season. We’re really proud of how the girls played at regionals and zones. They left everything on the court,” said Dawn Sullivan, head coach of the Dynos. For a few of the members of the Dynos, this is their final year, as they graduate in the coming spring. “Our only wish is that this group would have been together longer as you came together so well in the past few weeks,” said Colberg. “We have never been more proud to say we coached them in their grade 12 year. We saw an amazing amount of growth, leadership and teamwork.”

“Our city is a vibrant, inclusive community which aims to give everyone the best quality of life.” 12113VC0

Justin Boodhoo of Medicine Hat, AB donated to the United Way of Medicine Hat

Because community matters to you, it matters to us. Congratulations to our final two winners in the Cenovus Great Communities Contest, a contest built to celebrate the incredible communities where we live and work. By telling us what they believe is great about where they live, they’ve each won $5,000 for their favourite local charities. Now that the contest has come to a close, we want to thank all our winners and participants. Community is important to us and we want to do our part to make them even better. We’re honoured to have been able to showcase the pride you have in your communities and support the organizations that matter to you. See all our winners and their chosen charities and find out why they think their communities are great at www.cenovus.com/greatcommunitiescontest

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RCMP steps up check stops during holiday season Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller

Staff Sergeant Art Hopkins says while the season to be merry is impending, he hopes residents also make sure they are safe behind the wheel. The Christmas season is no longer the peak time for casualty collisions involving alcohol but, it is a time of celebration, and that adds to the possibility of increased drinking and driving. “We are getting in to that time period where Christmas parties and celebrations are becoming the norm and we can’t say enough about people planning their way home,” said Hopkins. He said this means making sure revelers have a way home, whether it be a designated driver, having someone sober picking you up or taking a cab for example. Drivers who may think about getting behind the wheel after attending a celebration have another consideration. Alberta has strengthened its impaired driving rules. “Bear in mind now a reading from a roadside screening devise has more consequences. It will mean a seizure if you are caught over 0.05 (blood alcohol content). Last year it meant losing your license for 24 hours. Now you are going to lose your license and you are going to lose your vehicle for three days for the first time,” said Hopkins. He said with time and circumstance permitting the Drumheller RCMP will be conducting more check stops. “In some detachments they will say ‘do one check stop a night,’ I don’t go to that extent, I tell them that check stop will be made when time and circumstances permit…there will be an increase,” said Hopkins.

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by C. Aiello

A couple of weeks ago, a car salesman (who shall remain nameless, to protect his innocence), called me, asking what colour car I would like. I had made mention of a certain model, and he said that the dealership was putting in an order for one. He called me because they were ordering it in black, and he wanted to know what colour I would prefer. I told him not to order anything speciďŹ cally for me, but that I thought that red was a good colour. I’d been reading in the car magazines about this car, and everyone wrote glowingly in their praise. There was something however that bothered me about the vehicle. After the phone call, I went online to get the address of the vehicle manufacturer’s corporate headquarters. As I said, I had read several car magazines, and all had good reviews. I however, noticed a couple of things that did not sit well with me. First , the gas mileage. The car is EPA rated at 23 city/ 32 highway, with a range of about 360 miles. (For those of you who would chide me for not using metric, the next time you ask about fuel economy, just say “kilometerageâ€?, go ahead. I dare you.) The car that I am driving right now is EPA rated at 24 city/ 30 highway, with a range of 396 miles, and is 10 years old. With the new model, I would lose 1 mpg around town (where I do most of my driving), and gain only 2 mpg on the highway. But here’s the kicker, the new model is bigger in every dimension, with more horsepower. The only thing that was made smaller was the fuel tank! My car-13.2 gallons (50 liters), the new model-12.2 gallons That is what prompted my call to headquarters. I e-mailed corporate headquarters seeking the rationale behind downsizing the fuel tank. I got the standard reply one gets from a large corporation: “Thank you for your interest, we appreciate our customers efforts to contact us, blah, blah, blahâ€?. I wrote back that I had not received a satisfactory answer to my inquiry. A reply came from a dierent person, in a dierent department: “The needs of our customers are paramount, and anything we can do in the future, please contact usâ€?. For a third time I wrote, asking if anyone, in any of their oďŹƒces had any idea why the gas tank was made smaller. Of course I got nothing but more of the same. I ďŹ nally wrote back, saying that I would ask the people at MOTOR TREND magazine, or CAR and DRIVER, that they would know, or at least make an eort to ďŹ nd out, and that when I found out, I would e-mail corporate headquarters with the answer.

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The stands were packed at the Drumheller and Morrin arenas when teams from all over the province came down to play in the Charmont Memorial Tournament this past weekend. Two teams from Drumheller, the Yavis and Encana atom Raptors, rose to the top of their respective pools in the tournament. The Encana Raptors, who played in the B pool ended the weekend as champions. “They won the B ďŹ nal 5-4 over Okotoks on Sunday. It was a back and forth tension ďŹ lled game,â€? said Paul Richard, head coach of the Encana Raptors.

“Both sides were really happy the teams were very competitive and it wasn’t a blow out either way. It came down to the last two minutes of the game. The kids tried really hard. The coaches are proud of their eort.â€? The Encana Raptors started o the tournament on the right foot, winning their ďŹ rst game. They ran into trouble and lost their next two, but managed to bounce back and earn a spot in the ďŹ nals. The Yavis Raptors made it to the A ďŹ nals, but were bested by a tough squad from Wetaskawin. “It went very well. We made it to the A ďŹ nals, but lost a close game,â€? said Tony Pliva, head coach of the Yavis Rap-

tors. “They are in a different association than we are. It’s sometimes diďŹƒcult to get teams of the same caliber and they were a little better.â€? The Yavis Raptors opened the tournament with a big win, but lost their second game. They then battled back to make it to the ďŹ nals. For the Yavis Raptors the weekend was a chance to bond. “It was a really good team bonding weekend. The kids played ďŹ ve games under 36 hours and spent a lot of time together. They really came together. It was the best thing that could happen,â€? said Pliva. The tournament was created in memory of Chris and his son John Charmont who were

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Connor Wright (left) celebrates after scoring at goal for the Yavis atom Raptors at the Charmont Memorial Tournament this past weekend. The team earned a spot in the A pool finals, but were defeated by a team from Wetaskawin. The Encana atom

killed in an explosion at a resort hotel in Mexico in November 2010. Chris helped coach and manage minor hockey teams and John was an atom player when he passed away. Many of those who participated in the tournament knew Chris and John. “My son for one was

team won 5-4 over Okotoks in the B finals. The tournament was created in memory of Chris Charmont and his son, John, who passed away in an explosion at a resort hotel in Mexico in November 2010. inSide photo by Michael James

in John’s class when the accident happened. We played hockey with him, I worked with Chris as an assistant coach when he was a manager,� said Pliva. “A lot of the kids were the same age as John.� Richard remembers coaching with the two. “I knew John and Chris quite well. I coached

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