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Last updateThu, 23 Feb 2017 9am

Champion light displays crowned


Drumheller is shining bright leading up to Christmas as the top light displays in the valley were crowned.
    The Town of Drumheller held its First Light Up The Night contest for residents to showcase their holiday light displays. With only a week to gather entries, there was strong interest as 13 local homeowners signed up from Nacmine to East Coulee.
    It was an incredible response for the first time,” said Eric Neuman, community services coordinator for the Town of Drumheller. “It showed us residents have pride in their homes and community.”
    Judging took place last week as Neuman, Economic Development officer Cory Glydon and Councillors Tom Zariski and Patrick Kolafa toured each residence entered. A point system was used to determine the winner.
    In the end, the home of Rob and Naomi Ramsbottom of Midland were selected for the top prize.  They were rewarded with a gift certificate for Sublime Food and Wine and a $20 gift card for Drumheller co-op courtesy of The Drumheller Mail.
    In second place were Kevin and Linda Farmer of Newcastle. They received a composter and rain barrel from the Town of Drumheller as well as a Co-op gift card from The Drumheller Mail.
    Neuman was encouraged by the first year effort and says next year they are looking at expanding the contest to include commercial entries or even entries from individuals streets or communities.
   For those wishing to check out the entries, a number have consented to allowing their addresses to be published.
    They include:
•    188-12th Street W
•    190-12th Street W
•    13 Park Place (Midland)
•    500 North Drum
•    1624-4th Ave SW
•    2 Willow Point
•    405-4th st E
•    1601 Riverside DR
•    Unit 17 685 Riverside DR
•    101-7th Ave SE
•    1024-12th Ave SE

Dragons fall short to Kodiaks at home Friday night

Sarah Devereaux

The Drumheller Dragons played a tough game Friday night at Memorial Arena, but fell short to the visiting Camrose Kodiaks late in the third period.
Rory Davidson opened scoring for the Dragons in the first, before the Kodiaks scored three straight goals ending the first period 3-1.
Reid Nemeth scored a power play goal and Davidson scored his second of the game, both in the second period, to even the score at 3-3.
The third period had lots of back-and-forth play before the Kodiaks scored two goals, the first at 18:24 and the second, an empty net goal, at 19:41 to secure the 5-3 win over the Dragons.
The Dragons will now host the Okotoks Oilers Monday night for their final game before the Christmas break. Game time is 7 p.m. at Memorial Arena.

Fundraising site set up for former Wildrose staffers

Lisa Hansen-Zacharuk is spearheading a campaign to support some of the Wildrose Party staff members who lost their jobs as a result of the shake up earlier this week.
On Wednesday afternoon nine Wildrose MLAs crossed the floor of the Legislature including Bruce Rowe, MLA for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills and Jason Hale of Strathmore- Brooks and leader Danielle Smith. 
One of consequences of this was that almost half the staff were laid off less than two weeks before Christmas. 
To support these former staffers, Hansen-Zacharuk starters Gofundme page, a crowd sourcing fundraising site, to help them out financially. 
"This has been a venture in showcasing the Albertan spirit," she told the Mail. "It has been successful in uniting the left and the right to do what's right."
She put the site up Thursday and within an hour it has raised $1,000. By Friday night it topped $15,000. It now has a stated goal of $20,000. 
To donate go to