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Happy Canada Day, wasn't that a party?

canada-day-pics.jpg(Clockwise from left) There was a whole load of Hoys on the parade route. So many in fact it filled a flat bed trailer. The 90 descendents of Ellen Hoy packed on a float for the Hoy family reunion on the Canada Day Weekend. Rebecca Neuman a.k.a. Dolly, belts out a tune with Eric Neuman at her side, promoting Kaleidoscope Theatre's latest production, Hello Dolly, that opens on July 9. Tyson Anderson, left serves up some hot pancakes and syrup to Sydney, Carter and their mother Sandra Peers before the Parade at the annual Kinsmen Pancake Breakfast at Riverside Value Drug Mart. Jaydee Bixby was back in the valley to celebrate the holiday and to launch his new CD. He performed at Red's on Monday, June 30, and then at John Anderson Park on Canada Day, and Fred Makowecki was a welcome sight for parade spectators with hand fulls of freezie pops.

Wind farm proposed near Dalum

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Plans are underway for a wind farm two kilometres southeast of Dalum, in the Wintering Hills of Wheatland County.

If approved it will generate enough electricity to run several small communities, and add a clean sustainable energy source to the energy grid, said Kolja Vainstein a renewable Energy Engineer, for Suncor Energy Services Inc.

The wind farm will generate 99 megawatts of energy using up to 66 wind turbines. A two megawatt turbine meets the energy needs of about 100 homes.

Suncor Energy Products Inc., and Acciona Wind Energy Canada Inc. the two companies involved in the program, held an open house meeting at the Dalum Community Hall on Thursday, June 26.

“We have tested the wind levels, and have received good support from the community, so things are looking positive, it will be exciting moving forward,” said Vainstein.

Town clearing up water clarity issues

The Town of Drumheller is still seeking clarity as issues of tinted water continued last week to show up in pockets throughout the Town of Drumheller.

Last week The Mail reported the Town was having issues with potassium permanganate, a chemical typically used in the treatment of water, tinting area supply with a brown colour. Efforts to rectify this caused more sediment in lines to be stirred up, causing more clarity issues. Complaints of tinted water continued this week and town crews have responded to these calls.


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