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The Economic Development Advisory Committee are pleased to announce the showings of these information videos.

"For over 30 years Roger Brooks and his team have assisted over 1,000 communities around the world in their efforts to become outstanding destinations."

These videos have handy hints and tips on branding and marketing which all businesses can use to support them in their success. They also illustrate the impact all businesses and partners in the Valley can have in driving the Economic Development of Drumheller forward when we work together. 

The pieces we will be showing are:

January 26     70% rules: Curb Appeal and first time sales

Februrary 16  The Art of Community Marketing 

March 16       Community Marketing on a Miniscule Budget

April 20         To be determined

There will be food provided and all the events will take place at the Badlands Community Facility.

Please call or email Julia if you will be attending 403 823 1320 or jfielding@dinosaurvalley.com

If you are unable to make these events but are interested in learning more about the Roger Brooks information please contact Julia Fielding.

 

 

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At the Drumheller Aquaplex, safety is a top priority as is ensuring people have the best experience possible. In these colder months staff are vigilant in checking the slide to ensure the safety for the public using it. Unfortunately this may result in the occasional closure of the slide. The public's cooperation when this should occur is greatly appreciated, as we want everyone to be safe and have an enjoyable experience when they use the Aquaplex.

 

We also want to encourage as many people as possible to enjoy our aquaplex and so are looking forward to the renovations to the pool over the summer which will mean a new gradual entry pool. In case you have yet to see the new pool design which was choosen through public consultation in 2016 you can check it out here.

 

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If you have any questions about the Aquaplex feel free to contact them on 403 823 6033.

 

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This month the Office of the Fire Commissioner is focussed on winter safety, reminding Albertans to stay safe in snow, icy and remote areas.

Have fun out there whilst you stay safe.

 Find out more on snow safety here.

 

Property-taxes

 

The discount rates for the prepayment of property taxes in January and February have changed.

This comes into effect January 2017.

The rates are now 1.25% on balances January 31st and 1% on balances February 28th

(formerly 3.5% and 3%)

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The first of the new Wayfinding signs were unveiled today. You can see the new sign at 41 Railway Avenue w. This is the first in a series of 11 signs which were unanimously approved by the Wayfinding Signage Committee on Sept 15. The committee worked with Urban Systems (urban design specialists) through the summer to determine design and location.

The Wayfinding signage package is a key item identified in the Tourism Master Plan. It has been funded through the $35,000 2016 downtown revitalization project.

"The priority in 2016 has been to improve signage in the downtown core. However the plan is to look at a wider area in the future as well as vehicular signage" explained Paul Salvatore Director of Community Services, "it was important that the design reflected our unique local landscape, whilst being low maintenance and have a high level of durability".

"Pedestrian signage is vital in welcoming visitors to our community as we help them discover our great businesses," states Julia Fielding Economic Development and Communications Officer. "Urban systems have designed the signs and worked with the committee on the locations throughout Drumheller. They are a renowned urban design company who work on projects throughout Western Canada and North America".

 

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Have a question for Council?

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor will be available for one on one sessions on Monday December 19 at 4pm in the upstairs lobby of Town Hall.

 

 

 

 

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Here are the holiday hours for Drumheller Town Hall

 

Monday: December 26, 2016            Closed

Tuesday: December 27, 2016           Closed

Monday: January 2, 2017                  Closed

 

Regular hours resume January 3, 2017