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Do or die for Dragons in game 5

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The Dragons’ season is on the line tonight, Wednesday, March 13, as they square off in one of the most exciting first-round series hockey fans could hope for.
    Game five for the Drumheller Dragons- Canmore Eagles series continues tonight at the Drumheller Memorial Arena.  So far all four games have been nail biters going the distance, and beyond.
    The series began Thursday, March 7 at Drumheller Memorial  Arena. Markus Boguslavsky opened the scoring in the first period. Canmore tied it in the third forcing overtime, and 56 seconds into extra time the Eagles were victorious.
    In game 2 the next night, the Dragons were up 2-1 in the second period thanks to two goals from Roc Truman. Canmore tied it up in the third period to go to extra time again. Brady Risk scored 7:53 minutes into overtime to tie the series.
    On Sunday the series went to Canmore for game 3.   The Dragons took a four-goal lead thanks to Troy Dudley, Boguslavsky, Roc Truman and Hassan Aki. The Eagle then went on a tear and tallied off four straight to again go into overtime. Just 1:25 into the extra period Eric Martin scored his seventh goal as a Dragon for the win.
    Monday night the series continued in Canmore. The Eagles took a 1-0 lead and Scout Truman tied is up with seven minutes left in the game. The Eagles tied the series 3:07 into overtime.
    This sets the stage for Wednesday night. the Dragons and the Eagle take the ice at 7 p.m. at Drumheller Memorial Arena.

Feds commit $22 million to flood control

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Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Francois-Phillipe Champagne, was in Drumheller to announce  $22 million in funding to help protect the Drumheller valley from future flooding.

The commitment from the new federal Disaster and Mitigation Fund will go towards Drumheller’s Flood Mitigation and Climate Adaptation System.

   “Living in a flood community is living with a constant risk that threatens not only our people and our property, but also our economic prosperity and the very culture that put us on the map as the Dinosaur Capital of the World,” said Mayor Heather Colberg.

    “This is a game changer for us in so many ways.”

    Along with federal commitment, the province of Alberta has also approved $28 million from the Alberta Community Resilience Program. With the Town of Drumheller’s commitment, it brings the total project value to about $55 Million.

   “Anyone who has experienced flooding in their lives will know, like the Mayor said very well, every spring communities, families and I think businesses were waiting to see what would happen,” Minister Champagne said. “What we are providing now to the community is peace of mind knowing that we will not only be repairing and updating dykes and building new dykes but also using  technology to make sure we can better monitor the water level and making sure we can work with first responders and the right people to minimize the impact on the community.”

The Drumheller announcement is just the second commitment from the new federal program.

“This is the second announcement from the $2 billion fund we have created for Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation,” he said.

“This is about protecting families, about protecting businesses and making sure we don’t impede on the tourism season which is very important. This going is to have an impact on First Nation land, this is going to have an impact on housing as well.”

The grants support the design and construction of the project that is expected to take up to 10 years to fully plan and implement.

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We are all Dragons

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The staff and students at St. Anthony’s have the Drumheller Dragons’ back and on the eve off their playoff run they wore orange and black to show that they support their team. What a great series it has been for fans. After an overtime loss in Game 4, the Dragons are back on the ice for Game 5 Wednesday night at home versus the Canmore Eagles.

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