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Chestermere joins Wheatland Regional Emergency

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Uniting resources ensures a strong, coordinated regional response to emergencies.
The Wheatland Regional Emergency Management Partnership (WREMP) was established approximately two years ago to coordinate emergency prevention, planning, mitigation, response, and recovery in the Wheatland County area.
The partnership includes Wheatland County, the Town of Strathmore, the villages of Hussar, Standard, and Rockyford, and now, the City of Chestermere.
“The WREMP promotes increased coordination, cooperation, collaboration, capacity and integration between all levels of government during all phases of emergency management: planning and preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. It also enhances emergency preparedness, public education and common public messaging for key hazards the region may face. This will strengthen regional information sharing, communications, joint planning and training and exercises,” said Town of Strathmore Emergency Management coordinator Sara Coutts.
Accepting the City of Chestermere into the Wheatland Regional Emergency Management Partnership benefits all parties by growing capacity, expanding resources, improving collaboration, enhancing emergency preparedness, and increasing efficiency.
“We’re excited to share and grow our knowledge with the City of Chestermere. WREMP brings advantages to our region, including reducing costs, bridging gaps in expertise, deepening resource pools, and providing a coordinated response to emergencies in our region. We’re stronger together,” said Emergency Management director Chief David Sturgeon for the Town of Strathmore.
WREMP is actively pursuing new partnerships.
Local governments interested in becoming a member of the Wheatland Regional Emergency Management Partnership have the ability to request membership.
Please contact the WREMP Coordinator for more information on joining the partnership.

10th anniversary celebration benefits Family Literacy

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The folks at Kool Kutz Hair Design are celebrating 10 years serving the valley, and took the opportunity to give back. On May 6 They held a celebration event at the shop where the proceeds from haircuts, nail polish and nail design art all went to Drumheller Family Literacy for its Homework Help program. As well they held a silent action leading up to the event. In total, they raised $4,054.95. (l-r) Louise Henrickson of Drumheller Family Literacy accepts the donation from Tracy Gendron, Haley Miller Brown and Amanda Lee of Kool Kutz.

Community partners host car seat clinic

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Drumheller Municipal Enforcement Services, and representatives from Badlands Car Seat Technicians extend an invite to all motorists and parents with child restraint devices in their vehicles to attend a Child Car Seat Safety Check Clinic on Saturday, May 27.
The clinic is being held in the Canadian Tire parking lot located at 650 South Railway Avenue in Drumheller from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Child Car Seat Technicians will inspect child booster seats and car seats offering safety tips and information on proper installation and use in vehicles and how to best protect your child.
Staff Sergeant Robert Harms of Drumheller RCMP thanks all partnership agencies including Canadian Tire for the generous use of the parking lot.
He further stated the proper use of child restraints in vehicles can reduce the risk of serious injury or death by 60 to 70 per cent, and encourages all motorists with child restraints in their vehicles to attend.


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