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Titans start practice for potential season

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It has been a long spring and summer for football fans but last week the senior Titans were back on the field beginning their training.
Because of the COVID -19 pandemic, spring training and the jamboree season were cancelled, disappointing players, coaches, and parents. There was an air of celebration last Wednesday, September 2 as they took to the field. As coach Ken Fournier notes, this will be a verydifferent season.
As many restrictions are still in place, he explains that currently, they are able to practice within their squad and play some six-man ball. It won’t be until the province moves into the next phase of their relaunch plan will they be able to begin playing against other teams.
He does note there has been significant planning to bring the sport back on the field.
“Football Canada has given us a Stage 4 clearance which means they think we have an appropriate plan in place to play games. Football Alberta has come up with a return to play program for community teams in the fall, and school divisions are now adopting similar rules to be able to return to the field,” said Fournier.
For Grade 12 player Chase Sattler, it has been a long time coming for him to get back on the field. He was selected this year to go to the ABC Border Bowl, to match up with top players from BC, but this was put on hold. He is just happy to be back on the field with his teammates.
Some good news for the Senior Titans is they had 30 preregistrations, significantly more interest than last season. There is also lots of room for more players to join up.
If they can get on the field this season they will be looking sharp in new uniforms. The Kinsmen Club of Drumheller sponsored their black uniforms, while the Enns

alumni, Conner, Aiden, and Colton, who have since graduated from the Titans and each spent time playing junior football, sponsored the white uniforms for the team.


More than 2,500 traffic tickets issued over Labour Day long weekend

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This Labour Day long weekend, as Albertans enjoyed the last of their summer holidays, RCMP conducted enforcement initiatives across the province, working to keep roadways safe. From Sept. 4 through Sept. 7, Alberta RCMP issued a total of 2,592 traffic tickets and 412 warnings.
Overall, 1,916 individuals were ticketed for speeding, 46 individuals received fines for distracted driving, and 99 motorists were charged with impaired driving.
Additionally, Alberta RCMP responded to 178 motor vehicle collisions, which unfortunately resulted in a total of three fatalities.
On Saturday, Sept. 5, Alberta RCMP Traffic Officers assisted fire rescue services and search and rescue teams with a fire on Allstone Mountain, David Thompson Country.
RCMP and Clearwater County Peace Officers helped to conduct traffic control, allowing helicopters to land on the highway to pick up fire personnel and resources.
As always, Alberta RCMP remained dedicated to promoting traffic safety throughout the holiday weekend, doing their best to ensure our provincial roads were safe and secure for all motorists.
For more traffic safety information, follow us on Facebook @RCMPinAlberta and Twitter @RCMPAlberta.

Aquaplex closure update

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The Drumheller Aquaplex will be open on Saturday, September 12 after a short closure due to an electrical issue.

Earlier today, the Drumheller Aquaplex was closed immediately due to Electrical Safety Code violations being brought to administration’s attention. These safety concerns were quickly addressed by town administration, a local electrician, and an Electrical Safety Code inspector.
“Upon discussion with the electrician and the Electrical Safety Codes inspector the issue is significant enough to pose a safety risk,” explains director of Infrastructure Services, Dave Brett. “We closed the pool immediately so we could fully investigate and determine the extent of the issue.”
After carrying out an inspection with the electrical contractor and Electrical inspector, the extent of the repairs has been identified.
“The full repair requires parts that are back-ordered and therefore unavailable for approximatelyfour weeks. However, the crew worked quickly to put together a temporary repair to make the system safe and allow the Aquaplex to re-open as soon as possible,” Brett said. “This temporary fix has been approved by the Electrical Safety Codes inspector.”
Once the correct parts arrive, Town Administration will schedule a closure to bring the system fully up to code.
For updates, please visit Drumheller.ca or the Town of Drumheller’s Facebook Page.


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