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Mayor Nimmo says “No” to third term

    Mayor Bryce Nimmo, who has led the Town of Drumheller for the past four years, will not seek a third term in the October 18 civic election.
    In an exclusive interview, Mayor Nimmo informed inSide Drumheller he felt he has enjoyed the opportunity to serve the citizens of Drumheller since coming to office in February of 2007.
    He followed former Mayor Paul Ainscough who resigned in the fall of 2006, and defeated former councilor Larry Davidson in a January by-election.
    In the October 2007 civic election, he was re-elected, defeating Robert Jackson for the mayor’s seat.
    “I am pleased with the progress the town has made over the past while, and Drumheller continues to be a wonderful place to live and work”, he said.
    Mayor Nimmo cited several moves made by the Town over the past while that he is pleased to have been part of, including the planning and development of the Badlands Community Facility, the new Wastewater Treatment Plant, and significant changes out at the Regional Landfill.
    The two new schools (St. Anthony’s and DCHS) currently under construction are certainly positive for the town as these are important for a healthy, vibrant community, he added.
    “Drumheller is in a great position for the future, and we are moving in the right direction”, he continued. “Council has also dealt with a lot of planning and land-use issues that are key to our future.”
    Mayor Nimmo was also pleased that the town has significantly increased the number of volunteers involved in work on behalf of the Town.
    “Our committees involved with the new facility, the new Police Commission, and all of the other boards assisting the town, require a lot of time commitment and I am grateful to citizens for their dedication,” he said.
    Though not seeking another term, Mr. Nimmo says he will still help out where needed.
    “Rosalie and I will continue to make Drumheller our home, and I will still volunteer where I can. I want to offer “Good Luck” to the new Council when they take over after the fall election.” 

Water rate complaint heard by Alberta Utilities Commission

    A hearing was underway yesterday at the Drumheller Court House in regards to how the Town of Drumheller bills for water.
    Anthony Audia, owner of Greenwood Villa Mobile Home Park, spurred the action. He filed a complaint to the Alberta Utilities Commission, stating the changes to the utility rate are discriminatory.
Under the changes introduced by the Town of Drumheller, each unit in an apartment complex or in a manufactured home park will be charged the $10 fixed rate for water, and $10 fixed rate for waste water. With 110 units on his property, Audia said his monthly bill increased by $2,200, a cost he will have to pass on to the residents of the trailer court.
    It is written into the Municipal Government Act that a resident can appeal to the commission and it can rule if the billing for the utility service does not conform to the public utility rate structure established by the municipality, has been improperly imposed, or is discriminatory.
    Council passed the new Utility Rate Bylaw on January 18, 2010.

Musical Ride will go in Drumheller


There have been media releases today advising that all the performances of the Musical Ride in Alberta this summer have been canceled due to the horses being placed into quarantine.  

This report is not accurate. 

One of the horses has been diagnosed with a minor illness. That horse has been quarantined and the remaining are under supervision for the next couple of weeks.  To ensure that this illness is not passed on to other horses at various locations, the scheduled performances during this period have been canceled.

The musical ride is expected to resume its engagements prior to the end of July.  The Drumheller engagement is scheduled for Aug 11th and it is "not"  in jeopardy of being canceled at this time.

Proceeds from the Drumheller performances will go to support Big Country Victim Services and the Drumheller Stampede and Agriculture society.


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