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Winter driving conditions prove hazardous

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RCMP are recommending to drivers unless it is imperative, to please avoid the highways following Monday morning’s bout of winter weather.

    Corporal Steven Lloyd tells The Mail conditions are hazardous and best to be avoided.

“It is pretty greasy out there. We have had numerous collisions already,” said Lloyd.

     So far, he says there have not been any reports of significant injuries.

He does add that speed could be a factor and that often it takes drivers a little bit of time to adjust their driving habits after the first blast of winter weather.

   “It’s the same every year, there is an adjustment period,” said Lloyd.

The Hanna RCMP has also issued a press release, and so far Monday morning, there have been about 10 cars in the ditch throughout the area.  As of 11 a.m., there were two semi-tractor and trailers stuck on Highway 36, two kilometres north of the Sheerness Power Station, blocking traffic.

No injuries have been reported

    “We are asking that people avoid travel in these areas and if travel is necessary to ensure they slow down and watch for emergency vehicles and tow trucks that may be out helping stranded motorists,” it states.


2017 Business Excellence Awards finalists announced

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The cream has risen to the top and the finalists for the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Business Awards of Excellence were announced.
    This year 29 nominations were received for the award.
In the Arts, Culture & Community Award, Drumheller and District Humane Society, Drumheller Public Library, and Dry Canyon Collectables were the nominees.
    The Badlands Community Facility, Canalta, and Pizza Hut are the finalists for the Diversity Leadership Award.
Most Promising New Business finalists are The Chopped Leaf, Escape This! Drumheller and The Stuffed Kilt;
    Finalists for the Small Business of the Year are Athens Greek Restaurant, Ivy’s Awesome Kitchen & Bistro, and Sublime Food and Wine
    The Large Business of the Year finalists are Canalta Hotels, Reality Bytes, and Western GM.
    The finalists for Business Professional of the Year are Dr. Rithesh Ram (Riverside Medical), Joseph Legacy (The Grace House), and Theresa Vyvey (the Ramada)
    Once again this year, “fan voting,’ was available to the public again from August 30 - September 8. These votes were combined with scores given by the Business Excellence Awards Committee, to determine the top three finalists in each category.
    Award winners will be announced at the annual Business Excellence Awards Gala on Wednesday, October 18 at the Badlands Community Facility. This gala is held in October each year in conjunction with Small Business Week, as a celebration of the outstanding businesses, groups and people in our community.

Rotary Radio Auction back on air

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    The Drumheller Rotary Club is already preparing for one of its flagship events coming up in just days.
    The Rotary Radio Auction will be back on the air live come October 11 and 12.     
    This event is lots of fun and a great fundraiser for the service club. Chair Brent Pedersen says the club holds the event every second year.
    “We are rolling again, we are out campaigning and looking for support from our local merchants,” he said.
    This year the Rotary has partnered with CFCW radio, and both nights will be on the radio from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.         
    The items up for auction will be listed in “The Drumheller Mail”, and through the Rotary website and social media.
    The broadcast and listings allow supporters to bid in the comfort of their own home, or they can come down to Greentree Mall, see the items in person and enjoy wine and cheese.
    “Everyone wins. It’s an enjoyable two evenings. The more participation, the more funds that will go to projects to support youth, families, and seniors,” says Rotary President Ian Cassels. Some of the items offered on the block include high-end electronics, sports memorabilia and Flames and Oilers tickets.
  “It is one of our largest fundraisers we do locally, and the thing I like about it is the money stays in the community,” said Pedersen. “It goes back into projects we have done and we are planning in the future.”


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