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Task force to review downtown parking options



  Town council is putting together a task force to re-examine options for parking downtown.
    This comes after a lively town council meeting, where around 25 worried merchants and residents made their views known, represented by David Benci.
    The motion, put forward by Councillor Karen Bertamini said, “that council appoints a task force to review parking options on a portion of 3rd Avenue between 2nd Street West and 1st Street East.  The task force to consist of two councillors, two members of the Drumheller and District Chamber, two members of the downtown committee and two members of the public at large, those two members will be chosen by that task force.  The task force is to report back to  council with recommendations on how they would like to move forward to the regular scheduled committee meeting of the Whole on April 12.”
    The motion was carried unanimously.
    David Benci, owner of Pizza 249, made the presentation to Council and said to The Mail: “Personally I was disappointed with the meeting, the motion that was put forward wasn’t what I had proposed.  I asked if they had any answers to our questions and they didn’t answer any. The primary objective is to rescind parallel parking which they did not do, as a matter of fact they postponed another motion that was going to put a moratorium on it for a year and so, in my opinion, it was a waste of time.”
    Benci said he would not be part of the task force.
    Councillor Sharel Shoff’s notice of motion was “to delay the implementation of parallel parking for one year, while the town complete the offsite parking sites, evaluate the effectiveness of offsite parking and facilitate communication with the citizens at large.”
    This motion may be moved at a later time.
    The Mayor will announce their members of the task force within the next week and asked that the Chamber and the Downtown association select their members as soon as possible.  The town will advertise for applications from members of the public interested in being part of the task force.

See Friday's edition of inSide Drumheller for the full report.


Hussar man perishes in avalanche


    Residents of the Village of Hussar are coming to grips with the loss of a member of their community.
    The Mail has learned that Ed Sage, 42 of Hussar, husband and father of three daughters, died Sunday in an avalanche in B.C. while snowmobiling.
    Mr. Sage was on a trip with friends and his two eldest daughters when the avalanche hit.
    According to a Revelstoke RCMP release, a party of eight were sledding in the Eagle Pass area when the snow let go, burying Sage.
    For people who knew Sage, the loss hits home.
    “We’re managing,” says neighbour Glenn Muller, who has known Sage all his life. “He sure helped out his neighbours. He would give you the shirt off his back to give you a hand.”
    The families are close, and have been supporting each other through this tragedy.
Leanne Muller says Sage will be greatly missed. He was married for more than 20 years and has raised three daughters, ages 12, 15, and 18. He is a third generation farmer in the area.
    “He was such a family man, he loved his daughters and his wife,” said Leanne.
 The avalanche happened around 4 p.m., conditions were listed as considerable, meaning natural avalanches are possible, and human triggered avalanches are probable. The slide was a Category 2, on a scale of five, with a Category 5 being the worst. Glenn said Sage and those on the trip were experienced snowmobilers, and Sage had the proper safety equipment onboard.

Co-op Till Tape Program supports dozens of community organizations



It has become one of the most dependable fundraisers in the valley, and with its most recent disbursement, The Co-op Till Tape Program can brag of an investment of almost $200,000 into the community.
    The program, which has been ongoing since 2000, issued cheques to the numerous organizations that use the fundraiser. On February 5, they distributed $11,312.54 to participating organizations. This brings its nine-year total to $196,048.99.
    The Till Tape Program is simple. A shopper can collect their receipts when they shop at the Drumheller Co-op. They then turn the till tapes over to the community group of their choice. The group then submits them to the Drumheller Co-op and in turn the Co-op pays out one per cent of the total, not including GST.  The Co-op disperses cheques twice a year.
    Organizations that have benefitted from the program include Aquadinnies, $345.85; Badlands Historical Centre, $459.35; Bedrock Play School, $3,623.87; Beta Sigma Phi, $6,641.11; Beta Sigma Phi RHO, $6,237.20; Big Country Victims Services, $4415.07; Canadian Badlands Passion Play, $1,223.61; Carbon Legion, $1,328.38; Carbon Shadow Riders, $951.17; Carbon TOPS Chapter, $100.33; Church of The Latter Day Saints, $114.50, Dalum Country Club, $97.80; Dalum Friendship Club, $3,833.46; DARTS, $6,383.99; DCHS Exchange, $78.68; DCHS Christian Program, $556.24; Delia 4-H Multi Club, $393.83; Drumheller 2nd Scout Group, $75.72; Drumheller Alliance Youth Group, $255.11; Drumheller Cubs, $71.25; Drumheller Cancer Centre, $8,203.36; Drumheller Elks Club, $41,517.36; Drumheller Girl Guides, $961.04; Drumheller 2nd Girl Guides; $843.65; Drumheller Gymnastics Club, $153.04; Drumheller Legion; $4,347.55; Drumheller and District Music Festival; $42.64; Drumheller and District Humane Society; $304.50; Drumheller Navy League; $1,577.21; Drumheller Public Library, $5,210.41; Drumheller Scouts, $3,545.10; Drumheller Society for Recovery, $1,051.89, Drumheller Teen Centre $54.13; Drumheller Valley Ski Club, $132.14; East Coulee Playground committee, $592.51;  Fellowship Baptist Church, $1,466.24; Fish and Game Association, $980.38; FunTeam Hockey, $11,646.48; Grace Lutheran Church, $1,428.43; Grace Lutheran Church Youth, $2,740.31; Greentree School Breakfast Program, $1,844.01; Greentree School, $2,231.53; Heart to Heart Society, $16,069.69; Heart and Stroke Foundation; $404.31; Hesketh Community Hall Association,$303.79; Homestead Museum, $325.87; Hussar ECS, $1,601.86; Hussar School Trip fundraiser, $872.20; Kidsport, $47.59; Knox United Church, $7,218.19; Latter Day Saints Youth Group, $1,494.21; Morrin ECS, $3,188.40; Morrin Library, $49.36; Morrin UCW, $2,594.58; Munson Community Association, $2,812.03; Munson Women’s Institute, $1,595.06; Nazarene Church, $4,502.69; Order of the Eastern Star, $443.77; Orkney Athletic Association, $1,791.36; Our Saviors Church, $977.09; Palliative Care, $6,869.01; Rainbow Riders 4-H Club, $198.83; Rosedale Recreation Society, $5,730.87; Drumheller Rotary Club, $294.64; Rumsey-Rowley 4-H beef, $426; The Salvation Army, $3,079.53; DCHS Volleyball, $3,574.99; St. Anthony’s Church, $58.61; St. Anthony’s School, $17,415.59; St. Magloire’s Anglican Women, $2,553.63; STARS, $274.97; Sunshine Lodge, $3,656.22; Tapiskoch Kayas Metis Society, $235.70; Titans Football, $2,848.34; TOPS #5273, $64.31; TOPS #4981, $1,832.94; TOPS #778, 3,527.94; Valley Christian School Society, $593.48; Verdant Valley and Dorcas Women’s Institute, $6,754.05; Wayne Community  Association, $4,058.54 and Youth Bowling, $1,765.32.


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