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Drumheller to hoist Olympic Torch

olympic-run.jpgDrumheller is in limited company, as it became one of less than 200 communities across Canada, where the Olympic torch will make a stop on its way to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Whistler, British Columbia.
    Last Friday, an excited Mayor Bryce Nimmo and Economic Development officer Ray Telford delivered the word that Drumheller would be an official stop on the Olympic Torch Relay.  Drumheller Town Councillor Don Guidolin was also at the announcement as well as invited community stakeholders.
    “Just over two hours ago, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Organizing Committee finalized the Olympic Torch Relay Route,” said a beaming Nimmo on Friday afternoon at Town Hall. “It gives me great pleasure to announce the Olympic Torch for the 2010 Olympics will make a stop in Drumheller.” 

Discovery Channel documents whales' overland voyage

Palcoprep made delivery of the first whale skeleton they cleaned and assembled for a tourism pavilion in Newfoundland. Along the way the Discovery Channel joined them.
    In June of this year, The Mail brought readers the story of the Palcoprep’s project to complete a series of whale skeletons for an interpretive project in Newfoundland.   
    The first specimen was a sperm whale and Palcoprep director Frank Hadfield delivered and assembled the model in Triton, Newfoundland last week.


Feds look for five more Alberta ridings

The federal government could add five more Alberta ridings through redistribution, upping the number of constituencies in Canada to 330 from the present 308.
    This latest move was mentioned in last week's Throne Speech and, according to Crowfoot MP Kevin Sorenson, "could be a great improvement in representation in our province."
    Mr. Sorenson told The Mail, "This legislation addresses the importance of the principle of representation by population and also recognizes the three provinces' population growth."
    Two other provinces, B.C. and Ontario, are also named to gain seats through the redistribution plans.

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