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Rumsey Ride tops $400K

rumsey-ride-2008.jpgThe annual Rumsey Ride for STARS set another record in its most successful ride ever, topping last year’s total.
The ride, in its 19th year is STARS’s longest running fundraising event. They went in hoping to top last year’s total of $29,781, it's best result to date.
On Sunday afternoon, August 10, committee chair Ernie Goddard announced from pledges alone, the ride topped $22,000. Figuring in the silent auction, poker run, quilt raffle and annual dinner, the event raised $31,811. These funds help keep STARS in the air.

Zoning for new Catholic school fails to pass Council

pic-from-council-2.jpgConstruction of the new 16 million dollar separate school on North Dinosaur Trail hit a roadblock Tuesday, August 5, as the motion to have the property re-zoned, was denied by Town Council on a 3-3 vote.
The St. Anthony's group, led by Christ the Redeemer School Superintendent Michael O'Brien, trustee Paul Andrew and school principal Tim Gregorash, as well as representatives from the architectural firm of Gibbs Gage in Calgary, attended the council meeting in support of their application.
The 12-acre property, situated along the north side of North Dinosaur Trail, west of Quadrock Trucking, has been purchased by the province and schematic drawings for the 5,000 sq. metre school (over 16,500 sq. ft.) have already been approved by the Ministry of Infrastructure.

Drumheller businesses make top safety list

eskeland.jpgFive Drumheller businesses were recognized on Tuesday, August 5, for being some of the safest businesses in the province in 2007.
The awards were announced by the Alberta government as the Work Safe Alberta 2008 best safety performers. The businesses from Drumheller included McLean Construction Ltd., Dan’s Oilfield Service, B & P Services Ltd., 1228569 Alberta Ltd., and Eskeland Oil & Gas Operators.
“Everyone wants to have a safe work place, but it is the years of experience that really give you the ability to read the possibility of danger in every situation,” said Ed Eskeland, owner of Eskeland Oil & Gas Operators.
The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Council recognized 697 Alberta employers with exceptional records in workplace health and safety in 2007.
“These companies are the cream of the crop when it comes to workplace health and safety,” said Hector Goudreau, Minister of Employment and Immigration. “They recognize the priorities of Albertans, which are to get home safe to enjoy life and family and everything else our province offers.

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