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Delia by-election set for September

The Town of Delia will hold a by-election for a new councellor on September 3, 2008.
The nominees for the vacancy were announced on August 6. The three candidates are, Wendy Lamarche, Bob Klappe and John Rogers.
“I am excited that we have as many candidates as we do, it is a great sign of democracy and whoever wins will be an asset to this community,” said Delia Mayor Gordon Isaac.
Some of the platforms of the candidates include improving infrastructure, attracting young families to sustain Delia, and paying closer attention to what taxpayers want.
“I am new to politics, but I think there can often be a disconnect between the tax payer and the politician, and improving on that should be a priority,” said candidate John Rogers.
Candidate Wendy Larmache says, “We need to attract more young families to Delia, if we do not have young families, the school dies, then the village dies. We need a new generation to keep our community alive.”

Rumsey Ride tops $400K

rumsey-ride-2008.jpgThe annual Rumsey Ride for STARS set another record in its most successful ride ever, topping last year’s total.
The ride, in its 19th year is STARS’s longest running fundraising event. They went in hoping to top last year’s total of $29,781, it's best result to date.
On Sunday afternoon, August 10, committee chair Ernie Goddard announced from pledges alone, the ride topped $22,000. Figuring in the silent auction, poker run, quilt raffle and annual dinner, the event raised $31,811. These funds help keep STARS in the air.

Zoning for new Catholic school fails to pass Council

pic-from-council-2.jpgConstruction of the new 16 million dollar separate school on North Dinosaur Trail hit a roadblock Tuesday, August 5, as the motion to have the property re-zoned, was denied by Town Council on a 3-3 vote.
The St. Anthony's group, led by Christ the Redeemer School Superintendent Michael O'Brien, trustee Paul Andrew and school principal Tim Gregorash, as well as representatives from the architectural firm of Gibbs Gage in Calgary, attended the council meeting in support of their application.
The 12-acre property, situated along the north side of North Dinosaur Trail, west of Quadrock Trucking, has been purchased by the province and schematic drawings for the 5,000 sq. metre school (over 16,500 sq. ft.) have already been approved by the Ministry of Infrastructure.

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