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What is the best advice your Mother has shared with you?

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Alice Hoare
“Wash your hands and flush the toilet.”

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Amber Lee Mohl

“When life doesn’t go quite as planned, my ma says, ‘Well, it’s better than a kick in the butt!.’”

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Roger Ouelette

“Keep being as good a boy as you now are when you grow up.”

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Don Ostergard

“Be sure to take a day here and there (and maybe a dollar, too – if you have one) and do something special with it. Because happy memories can never be taken from you.”

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Isobel Lippers

“Always keep a clean pair of knickers in your handbag.”

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Kelly Colberg

“She probably gave me more warnings than advice.”

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Lars Neilsen

“Think before you act.”

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Gord Cunningham

“Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.”

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Jim Knickerson

“Stay away from bad people.”


Kneehill County award gravel crushing tender

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Kneehill County council members awarded the tender to crush gravel from the new Torrington gravel pit to Lone Pine Crushing Ltd during the Tuesday, April 26 regular council meeting.
During budget deliberations in February 2021, council approved $700,000 towards gravel crushing at the new site and estimated approximately 150,000 tonnes of gravel; however, the winning tender bid came nearly $2 per tonne less than the average bid, meaning the county will be able to crush approximately 230,000 tonnes of gravel without increasing the budget.
“We’d like to stick with the budget of $700,000 each year as prices fluctuate,” stated Director of Transportation Brad Buchert during the meeting.
The tender opened on Tuesday, March 30 and the county received a total of 11 bids, with an average bid of $4.11 per tonne; Buchert noted, even at the average bid amount, the county would have been able to stockpile approximately 20,000 tonnes more than originally estimated under the budgeted $700,000.
A video was also presented to council, providing an aerial view of the ongoing excavation work at the Torrington gravel pit. According to Mr. Buchert, approximately 20,000 tonnes of gravel has already been crushed.
Buchert estimates “about 13 years of road crush” gravel will be excavated based on the county’s current usage. He added the county will also be able to eliminate the expense of purchasing sand for road use, and can also use sand from the pit to maintain dirt trails and “get extra life” from these.

Celebrating moms with drive-by parade

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The Town of Drumheller and local emergency responders are hoping to make Mother’s Day special for seniors in the community on Mother’s Day.
Due to COVID-19, last year they organized a Mother’s Day Drive-by Parade. This year they are planning to do it again, and residents are invited to participate.
The parade begins at 1:30 p.m., on May 9. Those wishing to participate can form up prior to the parade, at 11th Street East and Riverside Drive. The parade route will drive by both Sunshine and Hillview Lodge, the Manors, and then to the Drumheller Health Centre.
Participants are encouraged to decorate their cars, make some noise and bring their smiles and join the town and first responders in the parade.
Participants are also reminded to adhere to COVID-19 protocols. This means only one family per vehicle.


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