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Fire razes East Coulee home

east-coulee-fire.jpg Flames reached high as an East Coulee trailer home was gutted by fire Tuesday afternoon. The Drumheller Fire Department and the East Coulee Hall, as well as Badlands EMS and Drumheller RCMP, were on scene shortly after 1:30 p.m. as the home at 6th Street in East Coulee spouted smoke across the small community.  As fire crews subdued the flames, bystanders said they had seen the resident leave Tuesday morning, and had only observed one of three pets leave the home. Cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Grant application success will shape scope of recreation facility

    The next step on the path towards a community facility is seeing how far the funding  can take the project.
    The Community Facility Steering Committee wrapped up a series of public consultation meetings. The next step is to secure the funding.
    “It was a public consultation to see if there were any additional needs identified, and we received some feedback for that, and that is a great thing” said committee co-chair Tony Lacher. “Now we have to go with what we have and proceed forward with grant applications.”
    Lacher said the community consultation meeting went well. About 30 people attended each evening meeting, which consisted of a slide presentation, and solicited feedback from attendees.
    “It was very important that the steering committee provided the opportunity for residents to get together to discuss the project," said Mayor Bryce Nimmo. "There was a lot of good discussion and a common theme from the three events was that we need to proceed with the project sooner than later.”

Two major wind farm projects gain Wheatland's approval

Wheatland County has given municipal approval for two major wind power developers, for two separate farms that will dot the Wintering Hills, located southwest of Dalum.
Greengate Power Corp. and Suncor Energy Inc. both were approved by the county, on December 9 and January 13 respectively, bringing the approximately 166 turbines one step closer to becoming a reality.
Both Suncor and Greengate still need to seek provincial approval by attaining permits through the Alberta Utilities Commission.
The plateau of grazing and cultivated land being used for the project is northeast of the intersections of Highway 56 and Highway 584, 20-30 kilometres south of Dalum.
The combined projects will power over 80,000 Alberta homes a year.
Greengate’s project alone will offset 200,000 tonnes of carbon emissions a year, according to President Dan Balaban.

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