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New garbage carts distribution to start June 21 in Drumheller

    They are big, come with wheels and are charcoal grey, and will be delivered to your doorstep soon.
    From June 21, new garbage carts will be distributed to Drumheller residents in preparation for the new automated waste collection, expected to go live the first week of July.
    As well as improving waste collection efficiency and reducing worker compensation costs, this new system is said to be a cleaner, safer and more economically viable one.
    An automatic system also provides a safer and less physically demanding work environment for collectors.
    With the carts, residents will receive a hand delivered information pack explaining the new process in detail and particularly showing the correct placement for the carts.
    As the pickup system will be automated, carts need to have a one meter (3 ft) clearance on both sides and at least half a metre (1.6 ft) clearance at the back and should be placed at the usual area on the current collection day.
    Carts will be free of charge and are the property of the Town of Drumheller.
    They are fitted with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, which will help identify them and log their collections, although the appropriate reading equipment has not been finalized yet.
    Residents will be responsible for the replacement cost of $100 if they are damaged or lost through the result of negligence. To prevent loss or damage, residents are advised to store the carts on their property at the end of the collection day and to make a note of the serial number found on the carts. Replacement parts, such as wheels or lid, can be obtained from the Town of Drumheller. 
    Collection days and pick up locations will remain the same, and carts will need to be wheeled out by 7 a.m.
    Delivery of the new carts is expected to be completed by the end of June and residents are advised to contact the Town of Drumheller if they are still without carts by then.
    During the distribution process, residents will get the opportunity to discuss any accessibility issues, and further information can be found on the town’s website or by contacting 403-823-1358.

Slick new Apple iPad could be yours

    You’ve no doubt heard of Apple’s latest evolution of its trendsetting iPod/iPad technology. This month, the slim web-cruising iPad has been released and The Drumheller Mail and inSide Drumheller are offering a contest to readers for a chance to delve into our reports and tweets in fashion.
    One new Apple iPad, a solely touch-controlled computer, will be given to a reader who has completed three simple steps: signed up for our email newsletter at, followed us on social network site Twitter (, and has “liked” our Facebook community page (
    Contestants will then send an email to us at containing the email address registered to our newsletter, their Twitter username, and their name as it appears on Facebook. Contestants will also be asked to provide a phone number so the winner can be contacted.
    Anyone who completes our criteria will be entered into a draw where the winner will be randomly selected.
    The contest opens on Thursday, July 1 and runs until Friday, August 27, when the winner will be contacted and given a new 16 GB wi-fi Apple iPad.
    Apple’s iPad is a revolutionary new product that may change the way people view the internet, get their daily news, and keep in touch with friends anywhere.
    The lightweight yet powerful media tool allows users to do nearly anything on the web with the touch of a button, and just like its little brother iPhone, is a haven for unique and innovative applications.
    To get started, follow us online at, Twitter and Facebook, and watch these feeds for upcoming details on this exciting contest.

Haskaynes throw support behind Rosebud expansion

    Rural roots run deep in Alberta, just ask Dick and Lois Haskayne.
    With a $100,000 commitment to the new Rosebud Theatre expansion project in Rosebud, the noted Calgary philanthropists are thrilled to be investing in the future of a community where they have roots.
    Lois Haskayne (nee Kenney) grew up west of Rosebud in the hamlet of Redland, and has fond memories of church, school, families and community events in Rosebud. A little further south in the Town of Gleichen, Dick Haskayne honed his business basics working in his father’s butcher shop.
    Throughout their lives, the Haskaynes have supported arts and education initiatives.
    “The arts, music, drama, poetry, dance and prose are food for the soul,” said Lois. “Without it, we become a society searching for the meaning of our lives and never finding it. Rosebud School of the Arts provides this food for all who care, support and participate. We are proud to be a part of this wonderful school.”
    Rosebud Centre is a 10,000 square foot dining, shopping and meeting/convention space expansion to the current Mercantile Dining Room. The architectural design of an old-time bank and livery stable is in keeping with the living heritage values of Rosebud. The facility will be an integral part of Rosebud’s renowned dining and theatre experience, the revenues of which help support the education and training of theatre artists from across Canada.
    According to executive director of Rosebud Theatre Bob Davis, the total cost of the project is $5 million, of which just more than $4 million has been raised.
    “We’ve set a goal to raise the remaining $1 million by the end of 2011. This announcement is a big step towards reaching that goal,” said Davis.
    As an impetus for others who share their passion for rural community development, the arts, and education, the Haskayne pledge is designed as a matching gift. For every privately donated dollar donated to the project, the amount will be matched, (or doubled) up to $100,000.
    For more information on how to make a pledge or support Rosebud, contact Davis at 403-677-2350 or at


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