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July 2017

Habitat in Drumheller

Following the generous donation of land on Poplar Street by a private citizen, Habitat searched for champions in the community and people who cared deeply about helping local families build long-term stability through affordable home ownership. The regional Habitat committee was formally established in May 2016. This local group of caring individuals are working to be champions for Habitat and raise funds for the first Habitat build Drumheller in the spring/summer of 2018.

With this first build next year, we will be looking for qualifying homeowners. We have three primary criteria: Demonstrated need, the ability to take on an affordable mortgage through Habitat and the related expenses of home ownership, and a willingness to partner with Habitat.

For more information on Habitat and our work in Drumheller, or to learn more about Habitat home ownership, please visit www.habitatsouthernab.ca.

We will be hosting an Open House on Tuesday October 3rd, 2017. Please watch this web site for more information.

Who we are and what we do

Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta is a non-profit organization working for a world where everyone has a safe and affordable place to live. We bring communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable home ownership. Habitat Southern Alberta is a member of Habitat for Humanity Canada, and part of a worldwide network that spans 93 countries, and has built over 500,000 homes.

Habitat’s homeownership model helps communities to expand their affordable housing inventory and helps families achieve strength, stability and independence through affordable home ownership. Our homes are funded through the generosity of our regional communities, donors, and sponsors, and are built by local construction contractors and volunteers. The homes are sold to families with no down payment and are financed with affordable, no-interest mortgages. 

 

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PRESS RELEASE- FIRE BAN 

Friday July 28, 2017 4:00 P.M.

Contact: Bruce Wade , Fire Chief


(403) 823-1323

SUBJECT: FIRE BAN-RESTRICTION

Due to existing dry conditions the Town of Drumheller, in its capacity as Local Fire Authority and pursuant to the Town of Drumheller Fire Bylaw 04.07, is issuing a FIRE BAN RESTRICTION. This advisory represents a SEVERE FIRE RISK with respect to open air fires.


Open air fires include fires for the burning of weeds, grass, leaves; fires related to recreational uses in non-approved containers; and the burning of coal, straw and/or other materials. Please note the following regarding the FIRE BAN RESTRICTION.

PROHIBITED:
Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
All Fire Permits suspended
All Fireworks
Regulated burning barrels
Solid fuel barbeques (charcoal briquettes)
Recreational fire pits under Bylaw 04.07

ALLOWED:
Internal household fire places
Gas or Propane stoves and Barbecues that are CSA approved or UL certified
Portable propane fire pits that are CSA approved or UL certified
Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas.
Campstoves

Natural gas and propane barbecues are not affected by this FIRE BAN RESTRICTION.

This fire ban takes effect FRIDAY JULY 28, 2017 AT 4:00 P.M. and will remain in effect until further notice. This FIRE BAN RESTRICTION is for all properties contained

within the Municipal Boundaries of the Town of Drumheller.