Drumheller residents still have a chance to stand up and be counted as the Town has received an extension in conducting its census.
The effective date of the census is still June 2, 2008, how ever the Town has has received permission from the Minister of Municipal Affairs Ray Danyluk to extend the deadline to complete the census by one month to July 31.
According to Bill Wulff cencus coordinator at the Town of Drumheller, the change was made through a Ministerial Order, and it was due to a number of factors that made it difficult for numerators to complete census and a short survey.
He says inclimate weather played a role as well as a delay from people making callbacks.
The Town undertook the count following the federal census. Many felt the Town was under-represented in the national count. Many provincial grant programs are divvied out on a per capita basis, meaning the greater the population, the greater the funding.
The Town issued a press release asking residents for continued patience if their neighbourhood has yet to be enumerated.
Those who have been missed, and would like to participate in the census, and the community facility questionnaire, can call 403-823-6300, and Town staff will conduct the short interview.