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Hunts Crescent, McConkey Park area to undergo road construction

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  Street improvement work will begin in Hunts Crescent and near McConkey Park later this month, the town has said. 

    Road improvement has already started in Hunts Crescent, which is seeing portions of the road being repaved. 

Work will begin on 2 Avenue West by 8 Street West on August 20 and is expected to last three days. 

    “Second Ave West will not be completely closed however we ask drivers to use caution in the area due to an uneven road surface,” said Dave Brett, Director of Infrastructure.

    Brett said residents on the roads where construction is occurring have been given notice letters. 

    Other areas of work include the parking lot of the water treatment plant, and a number of curb replacements around town. Please follow all signalling and traffic controls in these areas.

Drumheller girl meets idol at Ghostbusters shoot


 A young Drumheller girl had a brush with her Hollywood idol who was in town filming Ghostbusters.

Bailey Waters, 15, was excited to learn that McKenna Grace was in Drumheller filming. On Thursday, August 15, Bailey, who is autistic, headed downtown and waited patiently for two hours to meet Ms. Grace.

 A person involved in the production told Grace about Bailey, that she had drawn a picture and had a Ghostbuster car for her.

 Bailey’s mother, Bonita, said Grace found them and spent a half-hour chatting with Bailey.

“She told Bailey she will treasure the picture Bailey drew and meeting Bailey. McKenna was so friendly despite her busy filming schedule,” said Bonita.

Later in the day, Grace showed her appreciation by posting an image of the hand-drawn poster and car on her Instagram thanking Bailey.

W.O. Mitchell’s The Kite on stage at Rosebud until August 31

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There is still time to take in Rosebud theatre’s retelling of W.O. Mitchell’s Canadiana classic The Kite.
    This is Rosebud Theatre’s summer production, retelling the story of a CBC journalist trying to secure an interview with Daddy Sherry, Canada’s oldest man, on the eve of a surprise birthday party.
    Rosebud has staged the play before, more than a decade ago. One connection to that production is Nathan Schmidt, who is back playing the lead as Daddy Sherry.
    “Nathan Schmidt’s performance as Daddy Sherry over a decade ago is one of the most talked-about comedic performances on our stage. When I read the script again, I laughed out loud! I think that if W.O. Mitchell lived to be 117, he’d be as cantankerous as Daddy Sherry, said Rosebud’s artistic director Morris Ertman.
    The play runs Wednesday through Saturday for the rest of August at the Rosebud Opera House.
    After that, Rosebud Theatre shifts gears for its fall performance called the Mountaintop by American playwright Katori Hall.
    This a fictionalized depiction of Martin Luther King’s last night on earth in his hotel room. There, he is joined by Camae, an angel disguised as a maid who reveals she is there to collect King and bring him to heaven.
    “I have been obsessed with the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. since college. And this fiction about an encounter with an angel the night before he is shot is so powerful. It contextualizes a person whose life inspired so many, including this storyteller,” said Ertman.
    The Mountaintop opens on Friday, September 13.

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