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Corn Maze shucked of money

    The Drumheller Corn Maze, located near Horseshoe Canyon by Beynon Corner, was the victim of vandalism and theft sometime during the night of Friday, October 14.
    “When I got in to work the next day, the lock on the storage bin was beaten up, and the cash register was broken open,” said Claudia Denomtigny of the Corn Maze. “They also spray painted a smiley face on one of the signs.”
    The thieves stole approximately $100 from the register.
     The employees at the Corn Maze are frustrated and worried over the recent break in.
    “I was going to bring my daughter to work today, but I’m glad I didn’t,” said Denomtigny. “I don’t feel safe here alone.”
    RCMP are continuing to investigate. If anyone has any information in regards to the theft, they are asked to call Crime Stoppers or the Drumheller RCMP.
    For now, the Corn Maze is getting ready for their haunted maze. During the evenings leading up to Halloween, the maze will be transformed with eerie sounds and ghoulish characters prowling the labyrinthine corridors.

Badlands Community Facility delayed

    The original estimate of November 15 for the completion of the Badlands Community Facility is officially unrealistic.
    Concern from council and members of the community about the looming completion  has prompted the Town of Drumheller to meet with Dawson Wallace Construction to discuss measures to get things back on track.
    As a result, the completion date for the building has been moved to December 30, 2011.
    To aid in speeding up construction, additional resources are being committed to the project by the contractor, including a second site superintendant to accommodate an accelerated work schedule.
    The Town of Drumheller, Graham Edmunds Cartier Architects, and Dawson Wallace will be meeting weekly, rather than bi-weekly to ensure construction continues to move forward.
    “We’re grateful the contractor has identified the new resources and is helping us out in that regard,” said Ray Romanetz, Chief Administrative Officer. “But, there has to be continual monitoring.”
    Mayor Terry Yemen added that, “The Town of Drumheller is on top of the project. We acknowledge the steps that Dawson Wallace has undertaken in order to address our concerns to make sure the facility will be ready to serve our needs and expectations. We will be very closely monitoring progress to ensure the new timelines are met. This is an exciting project, and we all want to see it moving forward.”
    The delay is unfortunate for the groups that had booked parts of the facility prior to the new completion date.
    Sports leagues and weddings have so far expressed the most interest in booking the facility.
    The town is continuing to take bookings for next year, but cautions that bookings are tentative until the building is completed.


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