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Community facility top priority of ‘09

Mayor lays out goals for  new year
The construction of a community facility will be the priority of Drumheller Town Council moving into the new year, says Mayor Bryce Nimmo.
    The Mayor made himself available to members of Drumheller’s media on Wednesday, January 15 to outline some of the struggles and accomplishments of the previous year, and to map out a course going into 2009.  High on the list of accomplishments, and priorities moving forward is a community facility.
    Last year the town conducted a survey along with a census. This survey revealed support for developing recreation facilities. A successful plebiscite signaled the town could move forward on planning and building a facility.
    “The survey indicated it is important for our citizens, and secondly, it is at a time that more than likely when we get our funding in place, and decide what we would like in the facility, there is a good chance we could build that facility for less that we thought we could,” said Nimmo. “It appears the slowdown in the economy is helping a lot for projects that were getting out of line because of costs.”

Countdown to torch relay begins

torch-relay.jpgOn January 16, one year to the day until Drumheller celebrates the  arrival of the Olympic Torch, a group of citizens and administrators of the symbolic event gathered to raise the 2010 Olympic Flag in front of Town Hall. Drumheller was chosen as a Celebration Community, where the torch will stop on its route to Vancouver for an evening of great pride and legacy. The Canadian Badlands Passion Play amphitheater has been suggested as the site to hold the festivities. At the ceremony are  RBC Drumheller Manager Elaine Piwin, Olympic Torch Committee's chair John Sparling, Kathy Lima, Karen Thornton, Karla Roberts, Paul Salvatore, Judy Quinton Arvidson, Mayor Bryce Nimmo,  Ray Telford, Stephanie Jones, and Ray Romanetz

Hey dad, who's driving?

tobbaganing.jpgWhile the valley has received a nice clean blanket of snow, it wasn’t until recently residents could enjoy it because of the frigid temperatures. On Monday afternoon, January 12, Lexi, 2, and her father Bob McInnis hit their favourite tobogganing hill for some winter thrills. Warm weather is forecasted all week.


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