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Drumheller schools raise funds for Terry Fox Foundation

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Students at schools in Drumheller are once again raising funds to support the Terry Fox Foundation, and some students at Drumheller Valley Secondary School (DVSS) found a creative way to get teachers involved in the pledges.
On Thursday, September 22, the DVSS Cake Auction fundraiser was underway. Among the delectable desserts on the auction block was a cake with the likeness of Social and Language class teacher Robert Metcalfe decorated with bright coloured icing across the top of the cake.
Principal Curtis LaPierre and Associate Principals Brad Teske and Dana Yeman also got involved in fundraising activities, with students pooling their resources together to bid on the opportunity to shove plates of whipped cream in their faces.

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Over $3,400 was raised during the fundraiser event.
St. Anthony’s School has set a fundraising goal this year of $5,000.
Last year, St. Anthony’s was ranked third in the Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut region for elementary school fundraising after raising $14,876.25 for the foundation.
“Last year was the highest money raised since we started in 2005,” says Maureen Peters, educational assistant and Terry Fox fundraising promoter.
On Tuesday, September 27, St. Anthony’s students attended an assembly prior to heading out on the Terry Fox Run. Drumheller Mayor Heather Colberg spoke at the assembly, and students also watched a special video presentation from a Grade 7 St. Anthony’s student who is a cancer survivor.
Following the assembly, students headed out on the Terry Fox Run. Due to construction in the area, the normal route along the river was modified.
Students walked through the community of Midland on 1 Avenue NW before returning to the school.
A first count of funds raised by St. Anthony's students were around $12,500 on Tuesday, though Ms. Peters noted a final count was still pending.
Greentree School students were also given the opportunity to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation, though no goal amount was set this year.
On Wednesday, September 28, students attended an assembly before going out onto the school field where they ran for a half hour.
Total amounts fundraised by Greentree School were unavailable at press time.

Boil water advisory issues for Linden


Due to an issue with the water main break system in the Village of Linden, Alberta Health Services (AHS), has issued a boil water advisory for the village, effective immediately, as a precautionary measure.

All residents and businesses are advised to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to any consumption, including:

brushing teeth
cleaning raw foods
preparing infant formula or juices
making ice, etc.

Water used for bathing or washing clothes does not need to be boiled. For hand-washing, wash with soap and water and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing more than 60 per cent alcohol after drying your hands.

Residents may instead choose to purchase bottled water for consumption, for the duration of this advisory.

This advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

The Village of Linden is taking corrective action to address this matter, and restore appropriate water supply. The advisory will remain in place until such time that water is restored and water quality assured. AHS Environmental Public Health officers will continue to monitor the situation, including sampling and testing of the drinking water to ensure it is safe for consumption.

For more information on Boil Water Advisories and using water safely when an advisory is in place, resources for homeowners and businesses is available here:

Fire Chief Bruce Wade celebrates retirement

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On Friday, September 23, members of the Drumheller Fire Department, their families and well-wishers celebrated the Career of Fire Chief Bruce Wade, who retired earlier this year. Wade has been a part of the department since 1979 and during this time, responded to 4,929 calls. He has served in all capacities on the department, including Chief, since 2014. He was presented a fireman’s axe from Mayor Heather Colberg and councillor Tom Zariski on behalf of the municipality in appreciation of his years of dedicated service. As one of his last acts with the department, he answered his last call from Red Deer Dispatch during the evening. Derian Rosario has succeeded Wade as Chief.

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