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Friday, October 19, 2012 Vol. 6, No. 42 | 12 pages

Duke of Edinburgh awards presented See page 10

Who are you? See page 4

Not slowing down There is no such thing as a slow news week in Drumheller these days as autumn sets in. Just this week, residents celebrated accomplishments, helped their neighbours, cheered on the home team and were able to splash around a bit. Clockwise from top: Dawna Losoncy takes a dip at the Aquaplex, which just reopened after its regular fall maintenance (page 12). The Pioneer Trail Centre also celebrated the completion of its renovations on Tuesday afternoon. Long time member Lil Loughlin cuts the ribbon to mark the occasion (Page 11). Gord van Kannel, Ruby Blanke, Carla Warnyca and Lt. Rachel Sheils pack away groceries graciously donated by residents to help Drive Away Hunger. FCC sponsored the event and collected groceries at Greentree Mall and at Morrin School (Page 4). Mitchell Gartner lays out the captain of the Grizzlys as the Dragons end their losing skid (Page 12).

Schools address bullying See page 5

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INDEX inSide Opinions

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Drumheller encouraged to work with Film Commission a budget of $20 million to give to productions through the Development Fund. However, each production can only receive up to $5 million. The goal is to ensure no one production monopolizes the fund. The cap aims to ensure there is money available for many different productions, such as documentaries, television, indie films, and more. “With that cap, we’re typically good for a $20 million to $25 million Alberta spend, we only provide incentives to the money spent in the

A man was fired from his job for posting disparaging comments online regarding Amanda Todd. inSide Drumheller asks: “Should people be held accountable for what they post online?”

Macie Lee “Yeah they should. If you say something in person you are held accountable.”

The Town of Drumheller is hoping to bring more film productions to the area and has begun research into what other provinces offer as incentives. The goal would eventually be to join with municipalities in the Michael James | inSide Drumheller

Michael Sharpe “If it borders on hate, but is that enough to let the guy go? It seems like a case of the company overreacting.”

Nikkie Bassie “I think posting online is your private life and shouldn’t reflect on your job.”

Mark Chambers “No, it’s your opinion. It’s a terrible comment, but they should’ve done something else about it.”

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The Town of Drumheller is hoping to attract more Hollywood productions to the Drumheller area. In the September 21 edition of inSide Drumheller, Mayor Terry Yemen described the Town’s plans, which would culminate in lobbying the provincial government, and how Alberta needs to do more to attract productions. The Drumheller Mail had a chance to talk with Jeff Brinton, the Alberta Film Commissioner, to learn more about how Alberta entices productions to film in the province. In Drumheller’s case, or any rural community hoping to attract productions, Brinton felt the best approach was working within the system. “We have an Alberta Film Advisory Council, for the purposes of providing advice on improving our competitiveness. Engaging with Alberta Film and the Advisory

province. Typically, for Hollywood films, we’re good for around a $40 million dollar budget,” said Brinton. “I think the largest Alberta spend in recent years is around $20 million.” In the meantime, the Town of Drumheller has assigned Bob Cromwell, the Economic Development Officer, with the task of researching what incentives other provinces offer. From there, Drumheller and other municipal governments in the area hope to lobby to bring more productions, and therefore money, to the area.

area and lobby the provincial government to increase Alberta’s attractiveness. The Town is hoping more productions will provide a boost to the local economy.

Council would be a great start. I’ve had good experience with that,” said Brinton. “We could work with all rural communities to ensure they’re doing everything they can to make themselves as attractive as possible.” There has been a surge in the past two years in the number of productions being filmed in Alberta. AMC’s Hell on Wheels is filmed in southern Alberta and Heartland has been filmed in Alberta for all of its seven seasons. Brinton indicated there were also a number of productions slated to shoot in the fall and winter. In Drumheller, filming for the opening scene of The Seventh Son earlier in the summer poured a considerable amount of money into the town in only a few days. Prior to that, it had been eight years since a major production filmed in Drumheller. “There was a steep decline in production, but business seems to be picking up in the

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number of productions looking at and committing to shoot in Alberta. There’s been a dramatic increase in last year and this year in particular. Prior to that the production volume was considerably low mostly due to the global economic crisis and high dollar,” said Brinton. “We’ve continued to tweak our guidelines and increase the attractiveness of our program.” Unlike other provinces, who offer tax credits to productions, Alberta has chosen to go a different route. “Through the Alberta Multimedia Development Fund, we support film production through a grant program,” said Brinton. “It’s similar to the tax credit other programs offer. This program has advantages over the tax credit option in speed of payout and ease of application.” “When we compared base funding with other provinces, Alberta has a very competitive incentive program for attracting productions.” Each year, Alberta has

Mitchell Farmer dons Red Serge Mitchell Alan Farmer, son of Tracey and Shelley Farmer, is now a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, one of the world’s most esteemed police forces. Mitchell, a graduate of Drumheller Composite High School completed is police training on October 9 of this year and graduated from Depot. He is currently stationed at a detachment in Northern Saskatchewan. photo submitted


ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION Debbie Bryant “Yeah definitely. As long as it isn’t taken out of context. Stuff like that it reflects on the company.”



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Town gets ball rolling on destination marketing Michael James | inSide Drumheller The Town of Drumheller is spearheading an initiative to help bring more tourists to the area and have them stay longer. The Town is aiming to set up a meeting with tourism stakeholders in the Drumheller Valley before the end of the year. The goal would be to begin organizing a non profit destination marketing organization. “It’s a priority, let’s get it going,” said Mayor Terry Yemen. “After signing that memorandum of understanding, it’s rekindled everything. I brought it [destination marketing] to administration and said it’s time to make it happen.” It is hoped a meeting would help resolve how a destination marketing organization would be orga-

nized and how revenue is generated. The main stakeholders include the Town of Drumheller, the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce, Royal Tyrrell Museum, Atlas Coal Mine, Passion Play, Rosebud Theatre, Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club, hotels, and more. Many of those listed already work together as part of the Drumheller Consortium on destination marketing initiatives. “They would be the keys to moving forward on developing an organization,” said Paul Salvatore, Director of Community Services. “The Drumheller Marketing Consortium is a natural fit to move forward on a future organization.” Destination marketing, a tool utilized by other towns that rely on tourism, was

brought to the attention of Town Council in March of 2011 when they received the Tourism Master Plan. The document, prepared by Malone Given Parson Ltd., Western Management Consultants, Reach Market Planning LLC, and HDR I iTrans, included a recommendation to create an organization that would coordinate the tourism interests of the region. Since the document was released, little movement had been made to establish a destination marketing organization. Such an organization, it is hoped, would help tourists seek out more of what the area has to offer. “We have all kinds of attractions to keep people entertained and staying in Drumheller. We need to develop a unified message that helps drive the traffic

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| inSide Drumheller On October 16, 2012, Drumheller Institution, a medium-security federal penitentiary, was placed on lockdown in order to facilitate an exceptional search of the institution. The search is being conducted to ensure the ongo-

ing safety and security of the institution, its staff and the inmates. The institution will return to normal routine when it is determined safe to do so. Visits will be suspended until the search has been completed. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is committed to preventing

contraband from entering its institutions. Our efforts contribute towards ensuring a safe and secure environment for staff and inmates. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to have contraband brought into correctional institutions.

to Drumheller. Then make sure those businesses that support tourism in Drumheller benefit from that,” said Salvatore. “That only

The Town of Drumheller is hoping to meet with tourism stakeholders in the Drumheller area to formalize a destination marketing organization to maximize the Val-

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 T00092-12D; Rubicon Roofing; Plan 7611210; Block 1; Lots 17 & 18; 1121A South Railway Avenue, Drumheller – DEVELOPMENT PERMIT – Change of Occupancy (Contractor) – Classification Light Industrial “M-1” District 2. Development Permit T00093-12D; Corridor Homes Ltd.; Plan 9710916; Block 8; Lot 7; 640 Bankview Drive, Drumheller – DEVELOPMENT PERMIT – New Construction of Single Family Dwelling with Attached Garage – Classification Residential “R-1” 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@ 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., November 2, 2012. C. Woods, Development Officer, Town of Drumheller

Looking for a winter exercise activity? Have you considered Pickleball? Come and see what USA’s fastest growing racket sport is all about. We are hosting a FREE Pickleball Clinic, Monday, October 22nd at 7:30 at the Badlands Community Facility. No equipment needed, just bring your Gym shoes and clothes. ALL AGES WELCOME.

Town of Drumheller Key Phone Numbers Town Hall – 403-823-6300 Badlands Community Facility – 403-823-1370 Recreational Bookings – 403-823-1324 Regional Recycling – 403-823-1343 Public Library – 403-823-1371 Regional Landfill – 403-823-1345 Aquaplex – 403-823-1322 Bylaw Enforcement – 403-823-7590 Memorial Arena – 403-823-1328 Municipal Airport -403-823-3000 Seniors Services – 403-823-1317

ley’s tourism potential. The aim is to have the initial groundwork on a destination marketing organization completed by the end of 2012.

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No meeting is scheduled as of yet, but the goal is to meet and have the initial groundwork completed by the end of the year.

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TOWN OF DRUMHELLER Join us to celebrate the Drumheller Public Library during library month. Refreshments will be served, photos will be taken! We are anxious to hear what the public library means to you! Drumheller Public Library 403-823-1371 •

is possible if we work together in partnership and achieve what we agree upon is on our common vision.”

Program Specialist – Full time & Part time

The Town of Drumheller is seeking several individuals to fill the Program Specialist position at the Badlands Community Facility. POSITION SUMMARY: The Program Specialist will promote the health and wellness of the community by provide members of the Badlands Community Facility with a diverse range of recreational programs. Deadline for Applications: October 28, 2012 Resumes may be submitted, Attention: Guy Latour, Business Manager, Badlands Community Facility email: Phone: (403) 283-1364

Drumheller Volunteer Opportunities: Interested in volunteering at the Haunted Atlas Coal Mine? We are looking for more volunteers to scare on the evenings of October 20th and 27th from 7-10 pm. If you are interested please call Kelly, Director of Misery and Woe at the Atlas Coal Mine at 403-822-2220. We DARE you!! For information on ALL Volunteer Opportunities in Drumheller and area please visit or contact Cathy Smoliak, FCSS Coordinator, at 403-823-1315.

Before and Afterschool 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.

Baby Play is a free program for families with babies. (older siblings are welcome) For this program we will be in the Public Library meeting room

Wednesdays Oct 17th- Nov. 21st, 1:00-2:00 pm

The Baby Play Program will give you the chance to connect and share with other parents with babies, as well as learn about other Community Support Services. We will also be making a beautiful keepsake clay impression of your baby’s feet. Each week will also include songs and rhymes, time to talk and visit, as well as the ‘parachute float’. Come join Parent Link and see how we support families.

For more info. or to register, please call Yvonne @ or 403 820-5157.

The Town of Drumheller is now accepting applications for numerous Municipal Boards. 1 vacancy – Drumheller Housing Administration 1 vacancy - Economic Development Task Force 2 vacancies - Policing Committee 3 vacancies – Subdivision & Development Appeal Board 2 vacancies – Municipal Planning Committee If you are interested and wish to serve in any of these capacities please contact Linda at 403-823-1339 or email -

Badlands Scholarship Program

Students, it’s time for the Badlands Post Secondary Scholarship program from the Town of Drumheller. This is an annual Scholarship for $500.00 and is renewable for four years. Based on academic performance, community involvement achievements and references/recommendation letters of students graduating and entering college. If selected, the student submits enrollment papers for their next year’s education and continues for four years.  Anyone who has won the award is eligible for continued assistance with the proof of passing grades and registration in post secondary education. The deadline for applications is Oct. 31st.   Applications are available at the Community Services office or Call Judy at 403-823-1324 for more information.

Utilities What’s New This Fall? The Town of Drumheller has established a Residential Meter Replacement Program in order to ensure the accuracy of your water and wastewater billings and assist in leak detection. The first phase of this multi-year meter replacement program will start this November with the communities of Rosedale, Cambria, Nacmine and Newcastle. Look for more details in the Insider or our web site: Option to go paperless! To receive your utility billing via e-mail please contact Samantha at 403-823-1302 or by e-mail to sthomson@dinosaurvalley. com with your account number, address and e-mail address to enroll. You will still receive the information inserts included in the mailed billings. Benefits of signing up for E-Bill You can access your bill quickly online anytime from anywhere. It makes it easy to analyze, store and print online bills in PDF format. It reduces paper clutter, stacked mail, and un-filed records. It saves trees with paperless billing. You will have no mail to open, no checks to write, no stamps to buy. We also offer Pre-Authorized Payment Plan for your Property Taxes and Utility Bill. Benefits of signing up for Pre-Authorized Payments No Postage Required • No Missed Payments – Always Paid on the Due Date • Eliminate Late Payment Penalties • Assists with Budgeting • No Cheques to Write • Works Very Well with E-Bills For more information regarding the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan, please contact the Town of Drumheller at 403-823-6300. For additional details contact Town Hall Reception – 403.823.6300

WORKS FCC campaign Drives Away

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are you? WHO Who are you? is a weekly feature that profiles various young, professional Drumhellerites. Know someone we should get to know better? Please give us a call at 403-823-2580, fax at 403-823-3864 or email

Edward Cox Age: 31. Employer: Flint Oilfield Services. Occupation: Parts Technician. What do you like most about your job? It let’s me spend time with my family. I used to manage a movie theater and it was hard when I couldn’t spend time with them. What would be your dream job? Rock legend, baseball superstar, or hockey player. How long have you lived in Drumheller? 4 months, but my wife was here before that.

Where are you from originally? Royal Oak, Michigan. What do you like most about living here? Experiencing the summer season. My daughter thinks dinosaurs are awesome and the new library is really good. All of the tourist stuff here is new to me. Any travel destinations in mind? The island of Hydra off the coast of Greece. I became a little obsessed with Greece during the Olympics in 2004. All the scenery they showed was gorgeous. What’s the coolest place you’ve been to? I was driv-


ing through some place in Colorado and I watched the sunrise over a river. It was amazing and I’ll never forget it. What’s one thing you could eat for the rest of your life? This weird concoction I came up with based on lasagna. Instead of noodles it had spinach and I used alfredo sauce. What is your most memorable childhood toy? An original generation one Optimus Prime. His arm broke one day and I was heart broken. Favourite movies? A Clockwork Orange, but it shouldn’t be viewed by the public at large. For a sentimental choice, the 1986 Transformers. Also Empire Strikes Back. Favourite bands? Guns n’ Roses, Smashing Pumpkins, anything by Billy Corgan, and The Wall by Pink Floyd. What is one piece of technology you could not live without? Cell phone. It’s got everything I need. What superpower would you want? Fly or some method of incredibly fast travel. Any words of wisdom? Enjoy what you have.

Hunger in Drumheller Michael James | inSide Drumheller

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) invited residents to help feed those in need with their annual Drive Away Hunger campaign this past Thursday. FCC drove a tractor and trailer through Drumheller and Morrin to collect food and cash donations for the Drumheller Salvation Army Food Bank. “We are so thrilled FCC organizes this. We are running low on certain items, so this will help stock our shelves until our major food drive at the end of November,” said Salvation Army Lieutenant Rachel Shiels. The drive started at

Carla Warnyca (left), a Farm Credit Canada (FCC) employee, hands Salvation Army Lieutenant Rachel Shiels a bag at the FCC Drive Away Hunger food drive. The food w b dj b

If you’re interested in making a difference with children, families and seniors, have a passion for connecting with people and need to supplement your income, this employment opportunity, will be of interest to you. The Town of Drumheller and Starland County have part-time, term Program Coordinator positions available. We are seeking dynamic people interested in improving their community and having fun while doing it. We are having an Open House at the Badlands Community Facility in the Library common area on Monday, October 29th, 4:30pm – 6:30pm. Please drop by for an opportunity to meet some of the fun and enthusiastic team members, learn about the exciting initiatives they are involved in and ask questions.

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a tractor through their community for eight days. He collected nearly 60,000 pounds of food. That drive became the inspiration for what is now a nation wide campaign. Since its inception, Drive Away Hunger has donated more than 7.8 million pounds of food for food banks across Canada. In Drumheller, FCC has collected over 1,000 pounds of food. FCC staff and members of the Salvation Army were on hand to unload the piles of food raised by the drive. That food will help feed families throughout the Drumheller area. For more about what items are needed, how to donate, or food drives, visit

will help stock the shelves of the food bank until the big Christmas food drive at the end of November. inSide photo by Michael James



the Drumheller Co-op at roughly 11 a.m., from there the tractor travelled to Morrin School, and finally wound up at the Salvation Army. FCC employees were on hand to help load and deliver the food. “It feels great. It is such a rewarding day for us. I think people assume the food bank is always filled, but the reality is, every place we go to has a lot of space for food, because the need is so great. Doing what we can in our own small way is really important,” said Ron Podbielski, vice president of communication and social responsibility with FCC. Drive Away Hunger began in 2004 when an FCC employee in Ontario drove

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Drumheller schools address bullying in wake of Amanda Todd tragedy

Members of the Drumheller Valley Secondary School Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club at a anti-bullying session last year at Greentree School. Schools in Drumheller

are taking a proactive approach in regards to bullying and some have taken the time to discuss the Amanda Todd tragedy with students. filephoto

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how social media has really blown it up,” said Tim Gregorash, principal of St. Anthony’s School. Students at Drumheller Valley Secondary School (DVSS) have discussed the issue as well. “There’s been discussions in various classes. This incident has brought these issues to the forefront now, but we’re always in the process of educating about these issues,” said Lynn Hemming, a teacher and counsellor at DVSS. To help combat bullying in Drumheller, the schools have implemented programs to

Canadians have been left shocked by the tragic story of Amanda Todd, a B.C. teen who was tormented by bullying for years before taking her own life. Many of the older students in the community have been asking questions about the story and the issues surrounding it. “We did have some questions brought up by our Grade 12 students. Some of the comments were wondering why something like this could happen, how people treat each other, and

teach students tolerance and understanding. “We’ve had quite a few bullying education session come though. A lot of it is about educating the kids about what bullying is,” said Dave Watson, family resource worker at Greentree School. Students have also been doing what they can to stop bullying. The Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club have taken time to address bullying with their peers and are seeing their efforts make a difference. “The FOR club has been trying to get people involved, but we’ve start-

ed to see people standing up on their own,” said Allyson Campbell, a FOR Club member. “For the past two days we’ve had someone come in to talk about sexual harassment and assault. I think a lot of students eyes were opened,” said fellow member Desiree MacFarlane. In addition to antibullying sessions, St. Anthony’s School, Grade 1 students go through the Roots of Empathy program to raise social and emotion competency and empathy. Faith also plays a critical role in how bullying is addressed. “We’ve always tried to be proactive when dealing with issues of bullying,” said Gregorash. “Our faith is ingrained in all we do, so we talk about how Jesus calls us to love one another.” Schools can and do take a more direct approach if the situation arises. “Usually what happens is it becomes a discipline issue. If it’s a bullying situation, it’s not a onetime thing. It’s been happening for awhile. We try to look at the history and why it’s happening. We try to make sure both children get the support

they need,” said Watson. “We have a zero-tolerance policy in regards to bullying, but not the people. Our role as educators is to work on the changing of behaviour,” said Curtis LaPierre, principal of DVSS.

Students and parents are encouraged to contact their school principal if they feel they are being bullied and especially if the bullying is occurring via social networking websites or texting.

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Ever given any thought to indulging your fantasies? About doing something that in your wildest imagination you would never have thought of doing? Climb a mountain, run a marathon, drive a race car (one of my fantasies), go scuba diving, or skydiving. Never thought about it? Well, some people actually live their fantasies. How about that Australian stuntman/thrillseeker/adrenaline junkie who took a balloon up about 25 miles into the stratosphere? A balloon ride for me would be in one of those colorful, hot air numbers you see rising above the valley every once in a while in the summer. That would be thrill enough for me. I don’t know how high those balloons go, but I don’t guess that it’s much more than about 1000 ft., and that’s plenty for me. Really, think about it: A wicker basket suspended from a big balloon that is filled with nothing but hot air. No helmet, no airbags, no parachute, no nothing, just a whole lot of hot air holding you up. What a thrill. This Australian fellow had his balloon (which was huge, 550 feet tall) lift him 130,000 feet, or about 25 miles. That’s enough to take your breath away. That is, if you could breathe. At that altitude there’s no oxygen, and the temperature is about 90 degrees below zero. Of course this guy had one of those high-tech, pressurized wicker baskets, and was wearing one of those fancy, streamlined bike helmets, and a pressurized space suit, on loan from Warner Bros. (It was the same one Tom Hanks wore in “Apollo 13”). The fellow had his digital camera and stepped out onto the edge of the basket to take a picture of Earth. When he tried to step back in, his boot was stuck. He reached down to free it, lost his balance, and plunged towards Earth and history. The last words heard at Mission Control: “My boot lace is stuck in the wicker, I’m going to tr….” Ten minutes after trying to free his boot lace and rocketing through space at about 750 miles per hour, he landed smoothly on Terra Firma. He had broken several records, but no bones. The parachute worked. (Next time, Velcro straps instead of laces).

Firefighters battle grass fire Drumheller Firefighter Luigi Vescarelli works to douse flames at a grass fire Tuesday afternoon near The Drumheller Ag Society facility. The grass fire was fueled by strong winds, however the Drumheller Fire Department was able to quickly control the fire. inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa

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Saturday, October 20, Rowley: Rowley Community Hall Steak and Lobster Supper, 5 to 8 pm. Steak & Lobster- $40, Lobster only-$30, Steak- $15. Cutoff for tickets Oct. 12. For tickets call Sharon at 403-772-3800 or Doug at 403-368-3757. Prepay for tickets if possible. Entertainment in Sam’s Saloon afterwards. Saturday, October 20, Drumheller: ‘Jam’n with Dew’ at The Old Grouch’s. Starts at 6 p.m. One night only. For tickets call 403-8235755. Saturdays, October 20 & 27, East Coulee: Big Boo at the Atlas Coal Mine. 7 - 9 pm. Sunday, October 21, Nacmine: Pancake Breakfast in the Hall. 9 am - 1 pm. Thursday, October 25, Munson: Munson Community Association Turkey Supper at the Munson Community Centre. 5 - 7:30 pm. Sunday, October 28, Hand Hills: Hand Hills Turkey Supper. 3-7 p.m. Friday, November 2, Rockyford: St. Rita’s Parish Turkey Supper. Rockyford Community Hall. 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Saturday, November 3, Hand Hills: Ranchers Ball at the Hand Hills Lake Club. See our ad for details. Saturday, November 10, Rumsey: The Morrin Figure Skating Club presents the Chevelles. Tickets $35 each. Call 403-368-3733 or 403-772-2165. Monday evenings, Nacmine: Community Bingo, Nacmine Hall. Doors open 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings, Drumheller: Wing Night, Flavourz Restaurant and Lounge. Friday Nights, Drumheller: Friday Rib Night, Flavourz Restaurant and Lounge. Friday Nights, East Coulee: Steak Night. East Coulee Hotel and Tavern, 6 - 9 pm.

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14 area youth earn Duke of Edinburgh bronze rewards

life, if you are in better physical shape when you are young, this also tends to continue,â€? he said The Duke of Edinburgh’s introduction to the area is part of the Community Youth Challenge. This is a partnership between the RCMP and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. It was piloted in Drumheller and Fort McLeod. Now it is established in Red Deer as well as other locales in western and northern Canada. Schneider said there is great interest, but they need to completely develop the program before they introduce internationally. The interest is already growing across the country. Sta Sergeant Art Hopkins says the Duke of Edinburgh awards have a value in the community as it engages youth. “During my 35-plus years service with the RCMP, I have been posted in many dierent communities, some as small as 140 people and some the size of cities. One of the biggest realizations I have made through my service is that there is less crime in small communities where the youth and adults are engaged within the community,â€? he said. “The Duke of Edinburgh Awards supports these beliefs.â€?

14 area students received Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards Wednesday night. At the ceremony are (back; l-r) Ryan Lawrence, Evan Hampton, William Hoover, Starland Reeve Barrie Hoover, Bradley Nelson, Jonathan Kiemele, Lowell Nelson, Duke of Edinburgh division president Jack

Schneider and RCMP constable Tomas Dobrich, with (front; l-r) Deputy Mayor Tom Zariski, Raine McDougald, Michelle Hoover, Danielle Olmstead, Katie Vanderkolk, Maria Patterson, Desiree MacFarlane and Natalie Westman. Missing is Caitlin Wolf. inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa

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Wednesday night, 14 outstanding youth were recognized for their initiative and dedication, receiving the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze pins and certiďŹ cates. The ďŹ rst ever Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards ceremony in Drumheller was held at the Badlands Community Facility. The program was introduced to local students last fall and 140 signed up. Of these youth, 14 from Drumheller and Starland County were the ďŹ rst to meet the requirements for the ďŹ rst level. Jack Schneider, division president of the Duke of Edinburgh awards presented the awards. “Drumheller is the ďŹ rst of a completely new way to receive the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Canada. I am really proud of it,â€? said Schneider. He said the awards are universal and about building character. “It is a program available to every youth, regardless of physical or mental capabilities, everyone can participate. It is not about winning an award, the key word is achievement,â€? he said. “The young people set their own standards, gaining something else.â€? He explains that each young person learned through experience by completing the program which includes pursuing a hobby, completing com-

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The Drumheller area has already experienced the ďŹ rst signs winter is approaching. As a result, the Drumheller RCMP are asking residents to be diligent in doing the morning ritual of scraping o their car windows. The RCMP observed some vehicles operating with obscured windows already. “We’ve only had frost a couple mornings, but I’ve already seen quite a few people failing to scrape their windows,â€? said Sta Sergeant Art Hopkins. “We have concerns with frosted windows and obscured vision, that we’ll be enforcing heavily.â€? Failing to clear car windows of frost can result in a minor ticket, but the real danger is an increased potential to collide with another vehicle or pedestrian, such as a school child, due to impeded vision. “It’s not the money that’s important, you’re putting yourself at risk to hit someone. It’s a necessity. We have youth walking the streets in the dark,â€? said Sta Sergeant Hopkins. “If you hit somebody, because you couldn’t see, you’d have a hard time living with yourself.â€? As of Thursday, the weather is expected to cool down signiďŹ cantly by the end of the weekend, with temperatures dipping below freezing Sunday night. The RCMP will be increasing enforcement of obscured windows. “Take that extra minute or two to scrape your windows,â€? said Sta Sergeant Hopkins. “It increases the safety of everyone, including our kids.â€?



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Powell selected for provincial volunteerism award

Dave Powell has been selected for a Recreation Volunteer Awatd for his work developing recreation in Alberta. Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller

The name Dave Powell is synonymous with sports in the valley and now he is being honoured provincially. Powell, owner and operator of Sports Room Source for Sports, has been selected as one of four Recreation Volunteer Recognition Award Recipients in the prov-

ince. He was informed of his selection through a letter from Christine Cusanelli, Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation. “I am pleased to congratulate you on being selected as one of the four 2012 Recreation Volunteer Recognition Award Recipient!� reads the correspondence. “Through your commitment and dedication,

you have played a large part in advancing the development of recreation in Alberta.â€? Powell is humbled and honoured to receive the award. He was nominated by Mayor Terry Yemen. “It’s a huge honour‌ it came out of left ďŹ eld as a surprise, it’s sure great,â€? said Powell. Most recently Powell’s name is attached to hockey and lacrosse, however his involvement in sports goes much deeper. For many years he was involved in the Drumheller Ski Hill, he was also an organizer for mountain biking races and events. The cycling culture in the valley has endured. He has served as organizer, manager, coach and beyond. Often he has given of his services, such as creating t-shirts for teams or as fundraising items, even for groups not involved in sports. Looking back, he is

humbled and said only in hindsight does he see the impact his work has made. “It is pretty overwhelming,� he said. According to Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation, “The individuals who have received the Recreation Volunteer Recognition Award have made outstanding contributions at the community or municipal level through a personal commitment to recreation development, a consistent and continuous record of service to the public, community leadership in recreation and active participation in a variety of volunteer recreation activities.� Powell’s award will be presented at the Alberta Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference during their President’s Banquet and Awards Ceremony. This year it is at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge on Saturday, October 20.

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who will be happy to continue the care of Dr. Lister’s patients as he steps down from dental practice. Dr. Juricic is an experienced dentist from Ontario, pro¿cient in all dental procedures, including endodontics, implants, oral surgery, and enjoys working on patients of all ages. Please contact 403-823-4944 or drop in at 394 1st Street East (across from Post Of¿ce) to book an appointment with Dr. Juricic or Dr. Fuh. All new patients are welcome.



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Pioneer Trail celebrates completion of renovations grocery store for many years, and the look always seemed to reect this fact. A fresh new awning has improved and modernized the look of the building. With the outside looking fresh, they turned their attention to the interior of the building. This includes brand new ooring, which has modernized the look of the interior and made it safer. A new coat of paint has brightened the interior. During these renoEthel Moar, left looks on as Lil Loughlin cuts the ribbon vations the centre was celebrating the completion of renovations at the Pioneer able to secure a grant for a commercial grade Trail Centre last Tuesday. inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa dishwasher. Bryant explains the Patrick Kolafa Phil Bryant admits there project costs came in at | inSide Drumheller have been little changes over $100,000, but one of to the building during its the best part of the renMembers of the Pi- history. ovations, according to oneer Trail Society That changed a couple marked a milestone years ago. Bryant ex- Bryant is they were able last Tuesday afternoon plains they started with to complete these extenas they celebrated the a renovation to the rear sive changes without gocompletion of extensive entrance of the build- ing into debt. They were renovations that has the ing. This ďŹ rst change has able to secure grants for community institution served the facility well. much of the work. He well poised for the fu- Members can now safe- says, in fact, they are in stronger ďŹ nancial shape. ture. ly and easily enter the A healthy crowd of The Pioneer Trail Cen- facility from the back. seniors gathered for the tre has been serving the This has helped alleviate celebration. Mayor Terry community and pro- parking at the front and Yemen was present and viding a meeting place has made the building the party included live and recreation for local more usable. music from Carl Dean seniors from their locaThe next step to the tion on 3rd Avenue in renovation was clean- and Joanne Moulton as Downtown Drumheller ing up the front of the well as a great selection since 1977. President of facility. Many remember of goodies. Long time Pithe Pioneer Trail Centre the building served as a oneer Trail member Lil

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Ryan Aasman rushes through the Grizzlys defence at the Dragons first home game since mid September on Wednesday night. The Dragons were looking to break a five game losing streak and came out hard.

The Dragons came out with a 5-1 victory and are working to keep the momentum going tonight at 7:30 p.m. when they host the Okotoks Oilers. inSide photo by Michael James

The Drumheller Dragons finally returned home last night after being on the road for ten games straight and gave a loud and clear message they aren’t to be taken lightly. The Dragons entered the evening with a five game losing streak, but turned things around with a 5-1 win over the Olds Grizzlys. Brian Curran, head coach and general manager of the Dragons, explained the momentum began in Camrose, where the Dragons lost

by a narrow 3-2, on Sunday. “We were trying to find ourselves an identity about what type of team we are. I know what I want, and we showed that in Camrose and again last night,” said Curran. “We’re trying to establish that we have to play the type of hockey we did in the past two games to be successful in this league. If we play that kind of hockey, we’re going to get our wins.” The team was aggressive with the puck. They were physical and stood up for each other, and the penalty kill

and power plays were strong. One of the most important changes was the boys putting themselves into position to create opportunities. “One of the hardest things to teach young players is to not watch the player carrying the puck and go to different areas to help out that player. Now the guys without the puck are going to different areas to create opportunities,” said Curran. “I think the realization for the boys last night, and they needed that, was that their hard work will pay off.” “We’re trying to establish that we have to play the type of hockey we did in the past two games to be successful in this league. If we play that kind of hockey, we’re going to get our wins.”


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Swimmers rejoice Chris Augey (left) and Dawna Losoncy (above) couldn’t wait to make a splash in the Aquaplex after it reopened on Wednesday. The pool had been closed since early September, both for routine maintenance and the removal of the water slide. Swimmers came out in droves and commented on how glad they were to be able to go for a swim.

The Dragons will be on the ice again tonight when they host the Okotoks Oilers, who are currently the fifth place southern division team and five points ahead of the Dragons. “They’re a good hockey club. They have a pretty mobile defence, so we’re going to have make sure we’re pretty good on our fore check,” said Curran. The puck drops tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Drumheller Memorial Arena.

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