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Scotiabank contributes to Badlands Community Facility

    Scotiabank showed its support for the Badlands Community Facility on Friday afternoon by donating $25,000 to the project.
    Drumheller Scotiabank incoming manager Karen Thacker was joined by current manager Debi Kennedy to present Jeff Hall of the Community Facility Fundraising committee, and marketing officer Heather Little with the donation.
    “Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad,” said Kennedy. “Our donation to the Badlands Community Facility demonstrates our corporate and social responsibility objectives including being a positive influence and enriching the communities we serve.”
    Currently, crews are working on paving the roadways and parking lot, installing the siding and moving the cenotaph from behind the curling rink to a more prominent location in front of the Badlands Community Facility.  While work is continuing, Council revealed at its committee meeting that the completion date has been moved back to December 30.
    “We are pleased with the community’s support of the Badlands Community Facility and excited to see the Facility nearing completion,” said Hall, fundraising co-chair.            
    “We hope to continue working with donors such as Scotiabank to further support the campaign and the community as we strive to provide a gathering place for all generations, enhance our infrastructure and improve the community’s overall health and wellness.”

Council review plans for new town hall

    Town council has had a first peek at the plans of what a town hall would look like located in the current Drumheller Public Library and Civic Centre Building.
    Earlier this year, the Town of Drumheller began to looking into moving Town Hall to the downtown facility. The town was able to secure Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) funds for the move.
    “My biggest thing is I am embarrassed when I walk into Town Hall. We have a Town Hall that is not handicapped accessible, that is just wrong,” said Mayor Terry Yemen.
    He adds, the Civic Centre is a much more modern facility.
    “The Civic Centre is a little bit of an older building, but it was not built in 1953. With the energy efficiency, we are going to save a lot just in operating the building,” said Yemen.
    While they now have preliminary drawings, and the approval to use MSI funds for the move, they have not completed the final costing for the project.
    Council is planning to share the plans with resident later on this month or in early November. 

Ready for business at local symposium

    Next week is Small Business Week in Canada and in recognition, small businesses in the Drumheller Valley will be participating in a symposium  being held in Greentree Mall from October 18 to 20.
    “The Chamber hasn’t offered a small business week event for a couple years,” said Roxanne Clark, Office and Membership Coordinator of the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce. “We felt we wanted to engage our membership and offer them information that is relevant to the small business owner.”
    The symposium is a joint effort between ATB Financial and the Chamber.
    The three day event will focus on a different aspect of small business each day. “It was information that we thought would be pertinent to the challenges small business owners face,” said Clark.
    Technology will be the focus on the first day, with guest speaker John Shoff from Reality Bytes giving a presentation on how business owners can use social media.
    The Drumheller RCMP will be giving a talk dealing with counterfeiting and credit card fraud.
    On the second day, finance will be the hot topic and Todd Hirsch, Sr. Economist at ATB, will give a short presentation entitle “Everywhere a Sign! Alberta in a dangerous global economy.”
    The last day of the symposium will deal with one of life’s absolutes: taxes. Hansine Kostelecky, from Numberz Accounting, will present “Starting a Small Business, Accounting and Tax Things to Consider.”
    Each session will be followed by a Q&A period and an opportunity for businesses to display their ideas and network. “There will be a wealth of information,” promised Clark.
    Chamber members can attend for free, but the event is not limited to members. The symposium is open to the public as well, with registration fees of $10 per day or $25 for all three.
    For more information and to register visit


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