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Last updateFri, 23 Mar 2018 4pm

Extra Speaker Series Friday

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The Friday, March 23 session is a presentation by Dr. Donald Henderson, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, and Adrian Karaguesian and Ingrid Silver, of Ancient Plumage Workshop, ON, entitled “Feathered Dinosaurs Unleashed.”
    In the 1960s, a number of lightly built, fast and agile dinosaurs were discovered. With these discoveries, the idea that birds might be descendants of dinosaurs began to grow. Over the past 20+ years, the remains of many new types of dinosaurs have been found with feathers. Feathered dinosaurs offer interesting questions about the evolution of theropods, birds, and the linkages between these groups. Dromaeosaurus albertensis is one of Alberta’s most well-known feathered dinosaurs.
In this presentation, Dr. Henderson will discuss feathers and their origins, and what these discoveries mean as we think about dinosaurs as once living animals. Adrian Karaguesian and Ingrid Silver are artist sculptors, who have been involved in a number of projects to create highly realistic birds and feathered dinosaurs for museums. The Royal Tyrrell Museum will be unveiling four remarkably detailed sculptures of Dromaeosaurus albertensis that will help audiences become more familiar with these animals.
    The Royal Tyrrell Museum’s Speaker Series talks are free and open to the public. The series is held  until April 26 at 11:00 a.m. in the Museum auditorium. Speaker Series talks are also available on the Museum’s YouTube channel:

Semi Collision With Train, Highway 575 impassable

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Grainger, Alberta - Beiseker RCMP are currently on scene of a collision resulting in Highway 575 being impassable.

At approximately 11:00 am, Beiseker RCMP responded to a collision between a semi-trailer unit and a train at the railway crossing on Highway 575 near Township road 243. The semi, which was loaded with grain struck the train, causing a minor derailment and blocking the highway.

The driver of the semi was treated on scene for minor injuries and no other injuries were reported. Heavy fog is believed to have been a factor in the collision.

Traffic is expected to be diverted for several hours while the truck and train are cleared from the crossing.



Cookie blitz coming

Cookie Blitz Coming - mailphoto by Patrick Kolafa

It’s that time of year when Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, and Rangers will be selling delicious cookies. This Monday, March 19 is Cookie Day, where Guides will be blitzing the community going door-to-door with chocolate and vanilla delights. Ready to get selling are (back; l-r)  Mya Rooney, Zoe Eccelston, Brooklyn Dompnier, Marlee Eccelston and Chloe Whitney, along with (front; l-r) Ella Perry, Nikki Jessome, Erica Thacker, Quinn Johnson and Bentley Peters.

mailphoto by Patrick Kolafa

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