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Volume 32 August 17, 2009

Agricultural Ammonia Facility—VITERRA Resident and surrounding businesses near an anhydrous ammonia operation are entitled to know that the operation is present and that there may be hazards in the event of an emergency. In order to minimize the risk to all should a release occur the following information has been provided to protect yourself: 1.

In the event of an incident you may be notified in the following manner:


Phone call by a locale VITERRA representative or an emergency responder, explaining the necessary steps to take in the emergency. The representative will advise you to either: Evacuate—to a location upwind from the incident. Shelter in place—remain in your home.

Contact by local Fire Department or a member of the RCMP, advising you to remain in your home or evacuate the premises.

Emergency Number Contacts: 1.

VITERRA operates a 24 hour emergency number 1-877-943-2876. Please contact this number if you have been asked to shelter in place or leave your residence.


911—Police, Fire and Ambulance.

If there are further questions regarding this information, please contact your local VITERRA retail outlet at: (403) 485-6696.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS VULCAN INNOVATION PROJECT, in conjunction with our partners, is offering several programs and courses over the next several months: ♦

Basic Carpentry - September/October 2009 ♦ Entrepreneurial Workshop - Fall 2009 ♦ Basic Welding - November 2009 Renewable Energy Workshop - November 2009 ♦ Basic Business Skills - January 2010

If you are interested in attending any of these programs contact: Alan Pasolli - Program Coordinator, Vulcan Innovation Project Phone 403-485-4147 Email

Tourists beaming in to Vulcan, Alberta in record numbers! At 2:45pm MDT, Tuesday August 4, 2009 the Vulcan Tourism & Trek Station welcomed the 16, 694th visitor through its doors this year, officially breaking the record for total number of annual visitors to Vulcan set at the end of 2008. As of Monday August 10, the Trek Station’s visitor numbers are continuing to skyrocket – already tourism staff have welcomed 1,383 visitors in the first 10 days of the month. Thanks in part to the success of the new Star Trek movie, released in May 2009, more visitors than ever before are laying in a course to this quirky little science-fiction town on the prairies. “Tourism is hopping in Vulcan this year,” declared Tourism Coordinator, Dayna Dickens, “and with just under five months remaining in 2009, it looks like we are going to shatter last year’s visitor record!” In addition to the increased interest in Vulcan, generated by the release of the new film, Dickens notices more people are staying close to home this year and exploring some of the undiscovered tourism gems in their own backyards. “According to visitor stats, 40% of our guests are originating in Calgary and Southern Alberta” reports Dickens. “Being only a one hour drive from both Calgary and Lethbridge, Vulcan is an ideal destination for daytripping families looking for a fun activity.”


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COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM 2009 AWARDS John & Emelia Mowat—Established yard with well defined areas and a very clean and tidy appearance.

Peter Dawson Lodge—Continued enhancement and innovative ideas has resulted in a beautiful home for this Senior community.

Gordon & Shirley Goldhawk—A unique western theme tidies up this front yard.

Doug & Sue Mills—A wide selection of colorful plantings in a unique and well manicured yard.

Marian Fisher—Color, glorious color in a Garden of Eden!!!

Dave & Barbara Pelletier—An amazing restoration of an old property that has resulted in an idyllic cottage setting with mulched trees and shade gardens throughout the yard.

Ted & Joy Dann (Old Legion) - Fantastic cleanup of an unsightly commercial property.

Al & Sue Jackson—A manicured yard as neat as a pin!

Fountain Tire—Renovation inside and out has resulted in tidier business appearance.

Sears/Dallman Computers—Saluting a revitalized business image and enhanced curb appeal.

Orbit Car Wash—Recognizing a transforming property cleanup, seasonal displays, and adoption of the Star Trek theme by the new owner.

Glen & Vicky Hutton—Trim front yard hides a secluded woodland setting in a spacious and peaceful backyard.

Vulcan Community Health Centre—The redesign of the entrance tree beds has resulted in a clean and attractive welcome to patients and visitors,, and adds to the beauty of the grounds and the long term garden.

Whispering Creek Ladies—Recognizing their contribution to keeping our Town tidier. On their daily walks they collect garbage, cans, and bottles along the roads and pathways, thus removing unsightly refuse. A big bouquet to Alice Olsen, Janette DeBolt, and Betty Stoesz.

ATTENTION ALL GOLF CART OWNERS Due to new Provincial regulations, golf carts will NOT be allowed on any town street or highway. If you so desire you can make arrangements to rent a space at the golf course. If you are caught by Police or Peace Officers, appropriate fines will incur. If you are repeatedly caught your vehicle could be impounded.

As per Bylaw No. 1258—Watering of yards other than by hand shall be permitted in the following manner: EVEN NUMBER HOUSES STREETS & AVENUES WATERING PERMITTED TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY


The Vulcan Municipal Library would like to welcome everyone to our first videoconference session which will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 from 2:00-3:00 P.M. at the library. Creature Theatre will be presented by the Helen Schuler Nature Centre. This session is intended for a family audience. No registration is required. 403- 485-2571