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  • Albertosaurus tops list of Drumheller's favourite dinosaurs

    Albertosarus tops Drumheller's favourite dinosaur list, replacing the iconic T-Rex for first place.

    Following intense competition for the naming of Downtown streets,AlbertosaurusdefeatedTyrannosaurus Rexas the most popular dinosaur in theDinosaur Capital of the World, Drumheller, Alberta.

    The Top 10 Favorite Dinosaurs selected from electronic and print ballots are (in highest voting order):

    1. Albertosaurus
    2. Tyrannosaurus Rex

    3. Triceratops

    4. Ankylosaurus
    5. Gorgosaurus
    6. Toodon
    7. Centrosaurus
    8. Edmontonsaurus

    9. Stegoceras

    10. Parasaurolophus

    Voting took place over a fourteen day period, and was completed on July 6thThe selection of the dinosaurs will result in the addition of new secondary street names in Drumheller’sdowntown business district. The newly named streets signage will installed later this Summer. Medallions that feature the selected dinosaurs will also be added to pedestrian wayfinding signage, which will include a mapped out walking tour of Downtown Drumheller.

    I have to admit that I’m a little bit shocked that T-Rex didn’t come out on top,but this will definitely make exploring Drumheller that much more interesting, said Drumheller Mayor Terry Yemen.”

    Albertosaurus beat the T-Rex by 16 votes out of a total of 3,148 votes cast through the process. The good news is that that the top names selected are all very popular and the fact that Drumheller is still home to an 86 foot tall T-Rex makes it hard to overlook that T-Rex continues to be Drumheller’s most iconicdinosaur. It cements Drumheller’s position asthe Dinosaur Capital of the World.

    I think it says something patriotic about Drumheller that we would rally around Albertosaurus, the first dinosaur named after our province and discovered in this area over 100 years ago," said Summer Manca, Chair of the Drumheller Economic Development Advisory Committee.

  • Town invites input on Downtown Beautification Project

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    The Town of Drumheller has officially launched a consultation on three possible options to create a more vibrant and beautiful downtown. The options suggest new benches, bike racks, a possible raised sidewalk, and other interesting items.

    The options will be available from July 14 at 2 p.m. to July 30 at 8 p.m. at the Badlands Community Facility (BCF) foyer. The options are also available online at the Town Website. www.dinosaurvalley.com to have your say.

    “The feedback that we get from this will help us to create a more polished look and feel for downtown, which we expect will lead to increased business investment and employment.” explained Mayor Terry Yemen.

    The results of the consultation will be used to implement one of Town Council’s 2017 Economic Development priorities by beautifying the Central Business District.
    This project is partly funded by the Government of Alberta’s CAREs grant program, which was approved in March 2017.

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