By: Mayor Terry Yemen
What an exciting time to be in the valley!
May’s beautiful weather welcomed tourists from across the country to the Dinosaur Capital of the World.
Thousands walked through the doors of the Royal Tyrrell Museum and hundreds spent their first camping trip of the year in Drumheller during the Victoria Day long weekend.
TELUS continues to work hard installing fibre optic technology in Drumheller.
TELUS is anticipating having this multi-million dollar investment completed by autumn of this year.
Please watch for TELUS crews when you’re driving around town and watch for crews working hard on the cast iron water line replacement project in the downtown as well.
I personally want to welcome Critters 360 to the valley who will supply our pet owners with important pet supplies.
I was on hand to cut the ribbon at Dairy Queen and welcomed the new management there.
It was a hot day and their ice cream tasted fantastic!
I also want to congratulate Alison Rutz on starting a new dance program here in Drumheller as well.
On top of all that, we finalized a new subdivision in Drumheller that will connect 10th Ave SE with the East Bankview neighborhood.
Servicing and construction will begin later this year.
May was a historic month in provincial politics as the PC dynasty ended and an NDP government was elected.
Despite this, Drumheller still has not received flood mitigation money from the province.
I have written our new Premier, Rachel Notley, the new Minister, and MLA Rick Strankman in regards to a flood mitigation program for Drumheller.
We remain confident that we’ll hear an answer soon.
In closing, I want to say a job well done by town staff as they continue to reinvigorate “Munchie Park” at the corner of 3rd Ave and 2nd Street in Drumheller.
I also want to congratulate all of our graduates here in the valley and wish them all the best as they pursue their dreams.