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Town readies for annual clean up

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Drumheller residents, along with the Town’s Infrastructure Services department, are gearing up for the annual Kick It to the Curb and Community Clean Up programs, which will begin starting Friday, September 8.
The two initiatives help residents get rid of items they no longer need, while also saving them a trip to the landfill, and gives others the opportunity to pick up something new.
“This year marks the third year that the Community Clean Up program exists in its current form,” says a statement from the Town of Drumheller. “Prior to being held at this time (in the fall), the program was called the Spring Clean Up and was held in the spring months.”
While the timing of the program has changed, the initiative has been in existence for over 20 years.
Last year, crews collected a variety of items, including a total of 50 computers, 15 freon appliances, over 16 metric tonnes of metal, 82 televisions, 145 tires, and 526 paint cans among others.
Between Friday, September 8 and Sunday, September 10, residents can place belongings on their front curb as part of the Kick It to the Curb program. Items should have a “Free” label on it, and those looking for some second-hand treasures should be respectful of others’ properties and only take items marked “Free.”
After Sunday, residents are asked to remove any remaining items from their curb to avoid fines, and are encouraged to consider donating items in good, used condition to a community donation service to keep these items out of landfills.
Then, starting on Monday, September 11 until Thursday, September 21, crews will begin moving through the Town’s various communities to collect items as part of the Community Clean Up. First up on the list are the communities of East Coulee, Cambria, Lehigh, and residences along Highway 10 to Rosedale. Items can be placed in the same location residents would normally leave their regular household garbage.
There are a few rules about what kinds of items can be collected, and how much-no single site is to exceed a half-ton truck in volume, and the program does not accept demolition material, commercial or industrial waste, or household hazardous materials.
While the program does accept appliances with freon, these require a special sticker which can be purchased for $15 at Town Hall prior to the scheduled collection date.
For a full list of accepted materials, and to view the complete 2023 Community Clean Up schedule, see Page 12 of this edition of The Mail or visit

Six candidates step up for Carbon by-election

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Residents of the Village of Carbon will soon be heading to the polls and have a wide slate of candidates to choose from.
A by-election has been scheduled for the Village of Carbon to fill three seats left vacant following the resignations of Councillors Brian McHugh, Renee O’Brien and Mayor Bryan Peever.
Since the resignations, the Village has not been able to establish quorum. In a letter from the Honourable Ric McIver, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Mr. Douglas Henderson has been appointed official administrator to assume council duties.
Nomination day was Thursday, August 24 and six residents have put their names forward in the by-election. They are (in alphabetical order) Sheri Cooper, Travis Cormier, Rosalie Jimmo, Marie Kooiman, Stacey McKenna and Christine Walsh.
The by-election is slated for Thursday, September 21, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Carbon Community Centre. To be eligible to vote you must be 18 years of age, a Canadian Citizen and must reside within the Village of Carbon.
Administrator, Mr. Henderson has been appointed until October 13 to administer the business of the village, or until quorum has been restored.

Rotary supports Badlands Historical Museum

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The Badlands Historical Museum is making a comeback and has been open this summer. The new board has been working hard on getting the museum in shape and continuing its operations. The Rotary Club of Drumheller has come through with a donation of $1,000 to help with operations and roof repairs. At the donation are (l-r) Badlands Historical Centre treasurer Lydia Nastiuk, Rotary secretary Linda Fisher, Rotary public relations Madison Colberg and Badlands Historical Centre chair Louise Henrickson.


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