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Kneehill County CAO resigns


The Kneehill County chief administrative officer announced his resignation from his position on October 17.

Al Hoggan has been county CAO since 2013, previously serving in senior management roles in other Alberta municipalities as well as experience in the airline and aviation industries.

County Reeve Jerry Wittstock said Mr. Hoggan has agreed to remain at his position for a period of time while council searches for a new CAO. Mr. Hoggan will be moving on to a new position in another municipality.

Council will hold a discussion before seeking new applicants and there are currently no candidates in talks with the county.

Local golfer competes for national college championship

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A young golfer who cut his teeth at Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club is playing this week in the National Canadian College and University Championship.
Riley Gaudet, son of Rudy and Celeste Gaudet, is playing for the Concordia University of Edmonton golf team.
On September 15, they played in the North Regionals at Lac La Biche and in team play, they finished in second place behind the Grant MacEwan University Griffins. This qualified the team for the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) championships in Red Deer at Alberta Springs.
This was a tough contest and the Concordia team found themselves trailing. On the second day, Gaudet was on fire and had the best finish of all golfers.
“MacEwan just crushed everybody in that division. We were tied with Red Deer College (RDC), but I shot a 72 under the second day. It was the best score of the entire weekend for anybody,” he said.
It went to a callback, and Concordia edged out RDC. They also placed bronze in the mixed category.
This week Gaudet will be with his team in Medicine Hat for the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Championships. They practice Monday and then the competition goes from Tuesday to Friday. He has never played this course.
Gaudet graduated from St. Anthony’s in 2016. He grew up playing at Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club and has worked there for the last four seasons.

Keeping on track with OH&S changes


Darcy Brown, an Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) specialist was the featured speaker at the Tuesday, October 16 Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn at the Canalta Jurassic Hotel.

The seminar is to outline changes in respect to Bill 30, An Act to Protect the Health and Well-Being of Working Albertans, coming into force on June 1 of this year.

Some of the topics include responsibilities of work site parties, joint work site Health & Safety Committees and representatives, health & safety program, reporting requirements, workers protected from discriminatory action and harassment and violence, to name a few.

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