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Downtown parking survey available online


The campaign to retain angle parking in downtown Drumheller is collecting steam.

A group of concerned downtown merchants took out a full page ad in the January 13 edition of The Drumheller Mail with a survey asking residents their opinion of the parking format in downtown Drumheller. So far, they report almost 1,200 residents have returned the survey in support of retaining angle parking.

The group of merchants hope to have as many responses to the survey as possible submitted before February 12 in order to present them to town council on February 16. has posted a link to poster below for residents who wish to express their views about the parking situation.


Drumheller law firm rebranded


    Long time Drumheller legal firm Ross, Todd and Company, is about to undergo a name change.
    Herman, Kloot and Company will be the new name of the firm as of February 1, 2010.
    “The name change reflects the changes in our firm,” partner Colin Kloot told The Mail. “Bill Herman and myself are partners in the firm and want to note as well that our associate, Sharon Clark, will continue with our office.”
     Bill Herman, who grew up in East Coulee, has been with the firm since 1979. He articled with the firm and entered the bar in Drumheller in 1980. He has been a partner for many years.
    Colin Kloot began his law practice in South Africa in 1980. He started with Ross, Todd and Company in 1999, and became a partner in 2001.
  Kloot says Doug Todd has not been with the firm for about seven years, and currently operates a separate practice in Hanna. Bob Ross retired as a partner about three years ago, but will remain with the firm.
    “He (Ross) has elected to spend more time travelling, pursuing personal interests, but he continues to be of service to his clients,” said Kloot.
    Sharon Clark continues her long-standing career with the firm working as an associate in general practice and litigation, and specializes in family law.
    The office is a standing agent for the Director of Public Prosecutions and prosecutes drug matters. Kloot is also the Town of Drumheller’s solicitor. The firm will continue to operate a general varied practice, including areas of civil, family, corporate and defense law.   

Dr. Donald Henderson to lecture at Speaker Series



The Royal Tyrrell Museum’s speaker series continues this week with Dr. Donald Henderson, focusing on ancient marine reptiles in Western Canada.
    The Tyrrell is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2010, and this winter, the Speaker Series is dedicated to “25 years of discovery: highlights of paleontological research at the Royal Tyrrell Museum.”
    On Thursday, January 28, Dr. Donald Henderson from the Royal Tyrrell Museum will present a lecture entitled “Ichthyosaurs and orogenies: Finding ancient marine reptiles in the mountains of western Canada”.
    There is much more to the fossil record of ancient reptiles than just dinosaurs, and the mountains of western Canada provide good evidence for this. A happy coincidence of geography and climate during the Triassic Period, in combination with geological processes over the past 250 million years, has revealed a diversity of ichthyosaurs (“fish-reptiles”) from this part of the world. These fully aquatic reptiles ranged in body size from a 1m Grippia to the largest known marine reptile – the 23m Shonisaurus.
    This talk will look at the geological history of the west coast of North America, and why it is important for fossil discoveries, and review the evolution and biology of the ichthyosaurs and their close relatives that once inhabited this part of the world.
    Dr. Henderson has been Curator of Dinosaurs  at the Tyrrell since 2006, but his interests include more than just dinosaurs. He first worked at the Museum as a student during the summers of 1994 and 1995, and during those summers he participated in two expeditions to the mountains of northeastern British Columbia to look for marine reptiles from the Triassic Period.
    For the past three years he has participated in further expeditions to other remote mountainous regions of BC and Alberta searching for marine reptiles from both the Triassic and Cretaceous periods.
    The Speakers Series lectures will be on Thursdays, from 11 am – noon at the Royal Tyrrell Museum auditorium.  These presentations are free.


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