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The Town of Drumheller and Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce are once again excited to host a presentation on the Canada Summer Jobs Program established by Service Canada.

The presentation will be January 26th, 7pm, upstairs in the Badlands Community Facility in Hall C featuring two Senior Development Officers from Service Canada.

Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative. It provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees to create summer jobs for students between the ages of 15 and 30.

The application period is from January 4 to February 26, 2016.

The application form as well as the applicant guide are currently available on the Service Canada website. You can submit your application online, by mail or in person at any Service Canada Centre.

You're encouraged to submit your 2016 application online. By doing so, you will benefit from a fast, easy-to-use, and secure way of applying as you will:

  • have access to the Canada Summer Jobs application 24/7, from any location, allowing you to complete it at your convenience;
  • ensure your application is received immediately by Service Canada;
  • receive an instant acknowledgement confirming that your application has been received; and,
  • avoid postal delays.

Organizations who have completed the Grants and Contributions Online Services (GCOS) account registration process by January 3, 2016 are encouraged to apply for the Canada Summer Jobs program through this online platform. The Canada Summer Jobs online application form as per previous years is also available.

For more information:

Click                www.servicecanada.gc.ca/CSJ

Call                  1-800-935-5555 (ATS: 1-800-926-9105)

Visit                 a Service Canada Centre

2016 Video Game

The Town of Drumheller thanks all participants in this year's video game tournment!

The winners of this year's Call of Duty tournament are as follows:

1st: Samuel Adams (won and Xbox machine)

2nd: Griffin North (won a $200.00 Wal-Mart gift card and an Xbox controller)

3rd: Levi Munn (won a $100.00 Wal-Mart gift card and an Xbox controller)

All prizes were donated by TELUS. FCSS Drumheller thanks all sponsors for their support of the 2016 Video Game Tournament!

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Happy Birthday Aquaplex! 

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate 40 years of the Drumheller Aquaplex. Patrons were able to also participate in staff-lead water games and cake during the afternoon toonie swim.  Pictures of the facility in the late 1970's and early 1980's are still on display at the facility, come on by to have a look.  Do you have pictures of the pool over the last 40 years or memorable moments?  We would love to hear your stories and see old photos!  Email us at aquaplex@dinosaurvalley.com or stop on by.

2016 Video Game

Download a registration form today!

CLICK HERE  to get an application form. Please email your completed application forms to eneuman@dinosaurvalley.com or drop them off at Town Hall, 224 Centre Street!

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Looking to hire more help this summer?

The Town of Drumheller and the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to present Carolyn Melnyk from Alberta Jobs, Skills, Training, and Labour. Carolyn Melnyk is a workforce consultant who will provide valuable information on the summer temporary employment program (S.T.E.P.) as well as the Canada-Alberta Job Grant. Learn how this could help your business and how to apply for these programs.

To learn more about the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, please CLICK HERE.

More details about S.T.E.P. will be announced on January 10th, 2016.

This presentation will take place upstairs at the Badlands Community Facility in Hall C on January 12th, 2016 at 7pm. We hope to see you there.

 

 

 

 

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The Town of Drumheller is thrilled to announce that applications forms for the 2016 Storefront Improvement Grant are now available online!

You are now able to download the application form by clicking below. Paper application forms will be available starting January 4th at the front desk of Town Hall.

  Download the 2016 Drumheller Storefront Improvement Grant Application

The following projects are eligible:

  • New signage
  • New windows
  • Paint
  • Siding
  • Main door replacement
  • Patio Construction
  • Wheel chair ramps
  • Plants and planters
  • Awnings

Applications will be reviewed by the Economic Development Task Force each month. All applicants will be advised whether or not the proposed project will be approved. If approved, the funding will be awarded following visual proof the project has been completed as described in the application.

Please note that applicants may be required to get a development permit before renovations begin. To verify this requirement please call our Development Officer at 403-823-1310 or email jsteeper@dinosaurvalley.com.

Conditions: Applicants who are in arrears of any municipal financial obligations will not be eligible, as well as anybody forced to deal with safety code violations. Tenants will be required to provide a signed letter of support from their landlord. Places of worship, government buildings, residences, and new construction projects are not eligible. Only business owners within the corporate limits of Drumheller are eligible to apply.

 

 

Mayor

2015 has certainly been a roller coaster year. The economic downturn in the province has had a negative impact not only on Drumheller, but is affecting municipalities across Alberta. We are lucky in Drumheller that tourism is a key industry, especially in the summer, and we certainly welcomed thousands of people to our beautiful valley.

Looking back on 2015 we got the new waterslide up and running, which took a little longer than we had hoped but it is up and running. Speaking of the Aquaplex we’re looking at building a gradual entry into the swimming pool. We probably won’t see that in 2016, but the engineering and preparations should be completed. The Town played a major role in the skateboard park, which looks great. Volunteers worked very hard to get this project off the ground.

TELUS completed a huge project which involved installing new fibre optic technology to help new and local businesses succeed. Nowadays not all business owners need to have a storefront, just top quality connectivity to the global marketplace. Not only is this new service vital for successful business, it also helps homeowners stay better connected with family and friends across the country.

We are very proud about our new neighborhood as well. Hillsview Phase II is a beautiful neighborhood that finally connects 10th Ave SE with 1st Street SW through Hillsview Phase I. There are a few homes up already and we did an active advertising campaign both locally and in Calgary to entice new people to Drumheller.

Flood mitigation continues to be a big issue for council. The Town of Drumheller has complied with everything the provincial government has asked for and I have contacted our MLA to lobby aggressively to give us some answers. We want to be able to get a shovel in the ground in 2016 and get some of these projects on the go. The government promised us that we would hear back by the end of the year or early 2016 about the grant application we put in back in September, and so far we haven’t heard anything from Edmonton as of yet.

We certainly put the “tough” in Tough Mudder this year. The weather was not the best, but volunteers and organizers worked tirelessly to ensure participants had the best time possible despite the cold, wet conditions. Over 6,800 people visited this year and Tough Mudder is excited about returning in 2016. You will notice some changes for the next mudder event, most notably is the starting point. Participants will now have to drive through Drumheller to the new starting point just east of Wal-Mart.

One of the things I’m most proud of was our tax roll back. We started 2015 budgeting for a 3% tax increase and we rolled that back to a 2% tax increase. Granted it wasn’t a huge roll back, but still quite a feat when you look at the inflation rate. Anytime a community can have a tax rate under the rate of inflation, I believe, is very good.

Looking ahead to 2016 economically, I feel we may be in for very much the same. I heard some encouraging statements from Premier Notley regarding natural gas and the importance of getting this product to market, which would certainly help our economy locally. In Drumheller I feel very positive about the tourism season, I’m excited to review our arts and culture programs and see what changes will be needed, and I hope we’ll see work begin on a gradual entry to our swimming pool. Having a gradual entry provides a safe way to enter the pool for both seniors and children. We’ve heard from the provincial government that our MSI funding will stay the same, and council has approved the Economic Development Advisory Committee’s recommendation of creating a storefront improvement grant to assist local business owners upgrade their storefronts if they desire too. So despite a tough provincial economy, the Town of Drumheller is trying to make the best of a difficult situation.

In closing, I’d like to wish you and your family all the best in 2016. Happy New Year on behalf of myself and Town Council.

Terry Yemen

Mayor of Drumheller

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Make a great start to the New Year by joining us on Monday, January 4th at 9:30am at the Badlands Community Facility walking track to sign up for the 4th annual Seniors Walking Challenge!

It is easy to participate. Just record the number of steps you take each day for 4 weeks, whether it's outside, inside, or at the walking track. We collectively walked all the way to Florida, Mexico, and France respectively in the past three years! So, let's see how far we can go this year.

This is not a competition, but rather a challenge for anyone 55 years of age or older to increase your level of daily physical activity by walking a little more each day with pizes available. Guest speakers will share healthy living tips to get you motivated as well. Toonie drop-in applies ONLY for the Monday morning walking program if you are not already a member.

Contact Rose Poulson at the Seniors Office at 403-823-1317 or email rpoulson@dinosaurvalley.com for more information.