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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aquaplex Modernization
Update

Work is progressing well on the new indoor pool and the opening date is still planned for November 1st 2017.

"To minimize the impact of the pool closure we are keeping the outdoor pool open as long as possible. Closure will be determined by the weather; which is looking good over the next 10 days at least," explained Paul Salvatore Director of Community Services, "we are currently managing to keep the water temperature at 83 degrees Fahrenheit which is a great temperature for swimming."

Town of Drumheller will extend the length of Aquaplex memberships by the length of the closure. "We feel that it is important to make sure that our members are given fair value in recognition of the inconvenience that the closure of the indoor pool will cause regular users. We have always tried to minimize the impact on our users as we encourage an active and healthy lifestyle," says Mayor Terry Yemen.

The Drumheller Aquaplex originally opened in 1975 and 42 years later, there have been various upgrades. The 2017 Modernization is by far the most extensive update of the facility.

The newly modernized Aquaplex will feature a gradual entry pool basin, new hot-tub and steam room in addition to fresh new floors and surfaces. These improvements will help to reduce maintenance costs in addition to improving the overall aquatics experience.

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For more Information Contact:

Paul Salvatore
Director of Community Services
403 823 1316
psalvatore@dinosaurvalley.com

Distribution List:

CFCW- luca@cfcw.com
Drum FM – email – drumnews@goldenwestradio.com;
Drumheller Mail – email - news@drumhellermail.com

Pursuant to Section 35(1)of the Local Authority Elections Act, a Notice of Election is hereby declared for the office of Mayor and Councillor for the Town of Drumheller

Nomination Day Results

Mayor – 2 Candidates Nominated

Heather Colberg

Sharel Shoff

Councillor – 17 Candidates Nominated

Kristyne Demott

Len Denbrok

Margaret English

Elizabeth (BJ) Gallagher

Jay Garbutt (Incumbent)

John Graham

Lisa Justine Hansen-Zacharuk (Incumbent)

Allan Kendrick

Patrick Kolafa (Incumbent)

Tony Lacher

Fred Makowecki

Tara McMillan (Incumbent)

Dwayne Nagy

Greg Polzin

Peter Pierre Anthony Rhodes

Kalon Sykes

Thomas Victor Zariski (Incumbent)

 

Election day is Monday, October 16, 2017

Election day polling locations and advance polling dates will be communicated once details are finalized

 

Barbara Miller, CPA, CGA, CLGM

Returning Officer

Director, Corporate Services

Town of Drumheller

224 Centre Street

Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y4

403-823-1311

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There are a number of Public Service Boards who advise Council and support activities in the town of Drumheller. These include the Drumheller Library Board, the Policing Committee and the Municipal Planning Commission. Many of these Boards have vacancies and we would love to have people share their time and expertise to fill those spots.

Here are the details of all Boards who currently have vacancies.

Board/Committee

# of vacancies

Public Library Board

3

Drumheller Housing Administration

1

Heritage Arts and Culture

2

Municipal Planning Commission

3

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

3

Assessment Review Board

2

Municipal Airport Commission

2

Actvities can vary for the Boards and so if you have questions about what being on a Board entails and the time committment feel free to call 403 823 1339.

If you are interested in applying to serve on a Board here is the   Application form for a Public Service Board

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate Alberta Culture Days right here in Drumheller at the second annual Pop Up Arts and Culture Showcase! This free family event is happening September 30th from 1 to 5. Local artists will be "popping-up" in Downtown to display and create pieces. Experience the wonder of the magic show at  listen to the outdoor musicians or take the kids to one of the arts and crafts workshops. Get the details on their Facebook event page, or stop by the Badlands Gallery to pick up an event map.

 

A new business in Drumheller is looking for help in setting up and are offering part time work. They have asked for our help in getting the word out there.

If you are interested in earning some extra cash please call Jody on 403 443 9361

 

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We are inviting businesses to an information session on working with the film industry. Meet with a local business owner who works closely with the film industry, and talk to  Alberta Tourism as well as Alberta Film about the possibilities and also advice on the best way to set up this element of your business. 

Get advice on rates and how to promote your business to film companies.

Please book you spot with Judy Quinton Arvidson by September 14 so the Last Chance Saloon know how many people to cater for.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

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Here are the results of the downtown survey. You will also be able to see the panels at Town Hall from Thursday.

The next steps will be a check in with Downtown businesses and creating plans to look at implementing these ideas.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the surveys we appreciate your comments. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Election

 

Here are the details of free courses which are available to people who are interested in running for council.  These courses are organised by the Alberta Urban Municipalities  Association. 

Free Elected Officials Training

 

2017 Municipal Election
The next municipal election to be held in the Province of Alberta will take place on Monday, October 16, 2017. 
Nomination Day is September 18, 2017, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. 
For the complete Town of Drumheller Candidate Package please  click here .
Am I eligible to be elected to Town Council?

The following three conditions must be met in order to become a candidate for Town Council: 
  • You must be at least 18 years of age on Election Day (October 16, 2017).
  • You must be a Canadian citizen.
  • You must have been a resident of the Town of Drumheller for the six consecutive months preceding Nomination Day (September 18, 2017). 

What do I need to do to become a Candidate?

If you would like to become a candidate please note that, due to changes to the Local Authority Elections Act, all individuals who wish to run for

Council must register prior to accepting any monetary or in-kind campaign contributions. 

If you have any questions that are not answered in the Candidate Package, please contact the Returning Officer for the Town of

Drumheller, Babara Miller, at bmiller@dinosaurvalley.com or 403 823 1311.