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PCs select candidate for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills

    Darcy Davis of the Acme area will be representing the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta (PC) in the next election in the Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills riding.
     The final results of the vote were counted on November 26 after the last poll closed in Didsbury. There was a strong turnout with 1,155 members of the PC Party in the area casting their votes. Davis won about 45 per cent of the vote on the first ballot. The second ballot was counted, and he came out with about 56 per cent.
    He said he is thankful for all the support he received during the campaign.
    The vote was made necessary after PC MLA Richard Marz announced on May 26 of this year he would not run in the next election. Marz served provincially for 14 years after first being elected in 1997. He served on various committees and was elected Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees from 2004-2008.
    Davis said if he were elected he would have big shoes to fill.
    He said ideologically not much separated the three candidates running for nomination as they all come from the same party. He feels what set him apart was his varied experience in the local, provincial, national and international stage through his work with various organizations.
 Davis expects an election to be called in the coming spring. In the new year, he said he will get to work crisscrossing the constituency to meet and hear from voters about their concerns.
    One issue he foresees, especially in rural areas is senior care. He has also heard loud and clear that property rights and lands use are important issues. Since Allison Redford was elected party leader and became Premier, the government has announced it would consult Albertans about its land use legislation. Davis says this is the right direction to take.


Sharp skates make safe skaters

    Keeping your sports equipment maintained is important for performance and safety. This year at the Sports Room it also helped to raise funds for concussion awareness.
    The Drumheller Sports Room Source for Sports, along with participating Source for Sports stores across the country, participated in Skate Sharpening Day on November 5. This year, the company linked up with www.stopconcussions.com and nationwide sharpened more than 1,000 pairs of skates and raised more than $19,500 for concussion awareness. The Drumheller store contributed about $220.
    Dave Powell of the Drumheller Sports Room Source for Sports said they have been holding the skate sharpening day for a number of years; what is new is teaming up with www.stopconcussions.com. The danger of concussions in hockey has come to the forefront in light of NHL star Sidney Crosby missing nearly a year of hockey with concussion symptoms.
    “It opened a lot of eyes,” said Powell.
    He says good maintenance of equipment is important for safety. The Sport Room this year has also been helping skaters properly fit helmets to help prevent injuries.
    Led by Keith Primeau, former Philadelphia Flyers Captain, the goal of stopconcussions.com is to educate players, coaches, trainers and parents involved in any sport, about concussion prevention, identification and proper treatment, says a release. Primeau suffers from post concussion syndrome, and has been a vocal proponent of making the public aware of the seriousness of concussions.
    Learn more about concussion awareness and prevention at www.stopconcussions.com or visit your local Source For Sports.

Say, isn’t that…

    A Drumheller man has put his mug on the line, in hopes that it is similar enough to one of Canada’s top comics.
    Justin Bolin has entered the Calgary Sun Celebrity Look-alike contest, and he is looking for support to put him over the top. His celebrity look-alike is Russell Peters.
  Bolin was among dozens of entries to the contest and he made the initial top 20 cut along with another local face, Nigel Tchir. From there, he has survived two more cuts down to ten finalists, and now three.
    “I’m pretty surprised he made top three,” said his wife Dawn, who has been helping to spread the word to all their friends.
    “He gets it a lot every time we go somewhere or are in an airport, people are asking if he is Russell Peters, it is quite funny.”
    He is up against a Carrie Underwood look-alike and a Katie Perry look-alike.
    If he wins, he is on his way to Los Angeles, where he will be put up in a four-star property in Hollywood, be treated to a movie star home tour and receive $500 spending cash.
    To help Bolin win, you need to vote for him. Voting closes today (Friday). Go to http://www.calgarysun.com/rewards-and-contests and Click on “Celebrity Look-alikes.”


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