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Jurassic Jamboree attempting dino-sized record

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Get ready to stomp, roar, and make history as Travel Drumheller presents the Jurassic Jamboree, an exciting event set to attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest gathering of people dressed as dinosaurs.

On April 27, 2024, Downtown Drumheller will transform into a prehistoric paradise, welcoming dino-enthusiasts of all ages to join in this epic quest for greatness. Imagine a sea of colorful scales, tails, and claws as dinosaur enthusiasts from across the globe come together to make history against the stunning backdrop of Drumheller's iconic landscapes. The Jurassic Jamboree promises an unforgettable experience filled with fun, excitement, and the chance to become a part of record-breaking history.
But that's not all - the festivities kick off on Friday, April 26, with a pre-party like no other! Join us at the plaza from 6:30pm-8:30pm for a night of games, activities, and live music by
Calgary's own Redhead Mack Band. On April 27, from 9am to 2pm, the heart of Downtown Drumheller will come alive with the Jurassic Jamboree. In addition to the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempt, attendees can enjoy live music by Calgary-based sensation, The Accomplice, indulge in a delicious pancake breakfast, and dive into a world of activities and games that will transport them back in time to the era of the dinosaurs.
"Not only will attendees have the chance to be a part of a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempt, but they'll also enjoy a day filled with entertainment, excitement, and the unique charm of Drumheller," says Keri Looijen, Marketing Manager of Travel Drumheller.

"We are the Dinosaur Capital of the World already we just want to prove it with the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title."
The Jurassic Jamboree is a family-friendly event, welcoming dino-lovers of all ages to join in the fun. Whether you're a hardcore enthusiast, a casual admirer, or simply looking for a day of adventure, there's something for everyone at this larger-than-life celebration.
For more information and to stay updated on the latest news and announcements, visit Event Website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok.


Wheatland Councillor has sanctions overturned

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Sanctions against a Wheatland County Councillor were overturned after a court challenge.
Division Six Councillor Glenn Koester was sanctioned by Wheatland Council in April of 2022. The details of the sanction were held in-camera, however, the Mail reported he was first accused of Code of Conduct Violations in March of 2022. An independent investigation was completed. He requested the discussion be made in open council however it was defeated.
He was sanctioned and asked to provide a written apology to the Wheatland County Council, and he was removed from all previously appointed boards and committees until the next organizational meeting.
Koester challenged the sanctions suggesting he violated the county’s’ code of conduct and took Wheatland County to Court of King’s Bench. In his affidavit, Koester explained the allegations advanced in the complaint related to actions taken by the Wheatland and Adjacent Districts Emergency Medical Services (WADESMA) Board of Directors, and actions taken by the Wheatland Housing Management Body (WHMB) Board of Directors. Both bodies of which, Koester was the chairperson at the time before his removal due to the sanctions imposed by the County.
According to a post on the Getz Collins and Associates social media, Lawyer Colby Georgsen represented Koester in a judicial review application to the court of King’s bench challenging the sanctions
“In overturning the sanctions, the Court ruled that no reasonable body would have found that Councillor Koester had breached the Code of Conduct, and the process used by Council in passing the sanctions was not transparent, intelligible, or justified. The Court also found breaches of procedural fairness, including reasonable apprehension of bias on the part of Council,” states the post.
“This decision is an important reminder that the power of publicly elected bodies is not absolute. Public officials will be held in check should they choose to wield their authority in an arbitrary and unfair manner.”

Smith, McIver attend Wheatland surface rights group AGM

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Premier Danielle Smith and Minister of Municipal Affairs Ric McIver were in Standard on Tuesday, March 5 as guests to the Wheatland and Area Surface Rights Society (WAASRS).
The WAASRS held their AGM at the Standard Hall. Smith spoke at the event. About 250 came out for the meeting.
Chair of the WAASRS Spencer Hilton tells the Mail, says there has been a surface rights group since the early 1990s, but in the last few years they re-formed the Society.
“We were working on certain problems back in that time with oil and gas development, but that came to a very positive conclusion, so we didn’t see the need to be active and became dormant for a while,” he said. “We just got going again in the last four and half years because of the issues we have been having with companies in the area that took over from EnCana and wanted to play the game differently.”
He said he wanted to bring these issues to light white Premier and Minster McIver.
He explains they were glad that McIver was there to listen to their issues with the Land and Property Rights Tribunal, formerly the Surface Rights Board.
“That board falls under his ministry so that is why it was important that he was able to attend,” said Hilton.
He says the WAASRS’ mandate is around oil and gas, and while he appreciates the issues that farms are having with renewable energy developments, it is not in its purview.
hat is being developed in the county is natural gas.”
The group has been successful in the past in fostering positive relationships with area developers while lobbying for what is in the best interests of the landowners and the province in general. This includes negotiation lease placement a spacing as well as baseline water testing.
“Because we were able to sit down with them in good faith in a round table discussion we came up with a plan that satisfied 99 per cent of all land owners in the area and we moved forward for the betterment of the province in general and people that need to heat their houses,” said Hilton.
Hilton says the group felt heard by Premier Smith.
“I think that kudos to Premier Smith. She comes from a background of landowner rights. Before she was in politics she she was involved with that issue and I think she really has an understanding and some clarity around these kinds of things,” he said.
“Now the most important thing is the follow up communications with them.”


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