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Bridge delays as ATCO reroutes river crossing

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    This week signalled a major project being undertaken that will change the skyline of the area near the World’s largest Dinosaur. It will also unfortunately disrupt traffic.
    Drumheller Mail readers learned in its September 8 edition that ATCO Electric has undertaken an approximately $2.5 million project to install the feeder line to downtown Drumheller underground. This includes burying the feeder line from 17th Street in Midland, where the line descends into the valley from the Michichi substation, all the way to the Gordon Taylor Bridge.
 Part of this is removing the overhead line crossing the Red Deer River.
    This week crews have begun to install the routing to place the river crossing in conduit attached to the Gordon Taylor Bridge.
    “There’s a safety aspect,” said ATCO district manager Wilf Golbeck. “We had a major outage last year on the north side of the river when a piece of large equipment hit one of the power poles as it crossed some industrial yards back there, so taking it out and putting it underground will remove that hazard.”
    Because of this, there is a single lane closure on the Gordon Taylor Bridge when the crews are working on the line. Work is expected to last 10 days.


Glen Adie competes in Senior National Final Rodeo

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   A former Drumheller area cowboy isn’t riding off into the sunset, he is still competing and winning.
    Delmar Adie dropped into inSide Drumheller last week to tell the paper his son Glen Adie is still competing in Rodeo, and is still doing well.
    Glen, 51, was at the National Seniors Pro Rodeo Association’s National Finals Rodeo in Winnemucca, Nevada over the weekend. He is a competitor in the Team Roping category and going into the event, he was ranked second as a header.
    Glen was born and raised on a farm three miles from Drumheller, and he has rodeoed most of his adult life. Now residing in the Kathyrn area, he competes in the Canadian Senior Rodeo Association, and this year was ranked in the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association.
    It appears Glen turned in a score of 11.5 in round two of the contest for a fourth place finish on that day. While overall he was not in the winner’s circle, he held on to a number 3 world ranking in the 50-plus-header category.

St. Anthony's Mo Bros raising awareness of prostate cancer

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    Loathe them or lick them, the moustache is a fashion icon.
    Be it the red marshmallow that has become Lanny McDonald’s trademark, the soup strainer that blew in the breeze as Magnum PI cruised the roads of Oahu, or the pencil-line lip tickler that Clark Gable wooed starlets with, it is here to stay. A new generation struggling to patch together any facial hair at all also cling to this pattern of facial hair to assert their individuality, even if it is in an ironic way.


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