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Greentree School creating Rotary Innovation Centre

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    Greentree School was helped along by the Rotary Club of Drumheller to create a space for students to explore their limits of innovation with technology.
    The Rotary Club was at Greentree School on Thursday, January 30 to present $8,500 to create the Rotary Innovation Centre. The school is using an unoccupied classroom to create the space.
    “It is going to be a place where students design and build things, essentially for them to develop technical competency, and apply all the things they see in their classes,” said associate principal Adam Pirie. “That is our hope, that it leverages all they are doing in all of their other school subjects, and now we have this room where they get to build and design.”
    Some of the technology in the room includes 3D printing and a green screen for video production. This technology allows the students to develop competencies with technology that will stay with them beyond the classroom.
      The project is a partnership among Golden Hills School Division, The Friends of Greentree School and now the Rotary.
  Pirie says the school formed a digital leadership group early on. This committee of teachers began exploring how they could create a space to apply learning and what it would entail.

Drumheller Dragons make key signings


The Dragons are adding to its roster for the coming year with three key signings over the last two weeks.
    On January 23, Tye Pedersen signed a Letter of Intent with the Dragons for the 2020-2021 season.
    Pedersen is 6’2” defenseman from St. Albert. He currently plays for the  St. Albert Raiders AAA midget team.
    It’s a really exciting feeling” says Tye. “But you still have to keep working hard all summer long. I want to get bigger and stronger.”
    On the same day, the Dragons also saw Jordan Edwards sign with the team. Another big defenseman, the Saskatoon native is currently playing with the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U18 club. Before heading south to Arizona, he played with the Saskatoon Blazers AAA Midget club.
    On January 27, the Dragons latched on to another prospect in the Phoenix Junior Coyotes program. Rhett Gibson is a 2002–born forward from Saskatoon. So far this season he has 10 points in 15 games with the U19 Coyotes. In the previous season with the Saskatoon Blazers, he notched 38 points in 38 games.

On February 4 the Dragons announced Hayden Prosofsky has signed a Letter of Intent for the 2020/2021 season. Hayden comes from a hockey family in Medicine Hat, AB and is looking to be a big part of the Dragons forward unit next season. The 6'2" forward is currently playing with the Lethbridge Hurricanes Midget AAA Club (AMHL) and has 14 points in 30 games.

MLAs share new constituency office

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    A new constituency office opened in Drumheller to allow residents to access their local MLAs.
 On Wednesday afternoon, January 29, MLA for Drumheller-Stettler Nate Horner and MLA for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Nathan Cooper hosted an open house at the new office in Railway Avenue beside the Western Financial office.
    With the realignment of Constituency boundaries before the previous provincial election, an office in Drumheller makes sense to serve not only the Drumheller-Stettler Riding and the Olds-Didsbury Three Hills riding.
    “There was about 3,000 square kilometres added to the constituency of Olds- Didsbury-Three Hills that included the communities of Standard, Rosebud, Rockyford, Hussar and a large portion of Wheatland County,” Cooper tells the Mail. “It was really important to me that we do what we can to help represent that southeast corner of the constituency.”
    The location allows residents from the area to have a close-by office to access their MLA, and also realize some savings.
“I think the office is a really good fit for both Nate and me to be able to make the most of the resources we have in terms of sharing space, and personnel. In a period of fiscal restraint, anything we can do to spend public dollars wisely is critical. I think this is the best of both worlds,” said Cooper.”

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