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Sign up to be part of the Twinkle Tour

This year we are organizing a "Self-Guided Twinkle Tour" where residents and businesses in Drumheller sign up to have their holiday light displays put onto a driving tour map or a downtown walking map. If you want to share you "Twinkle" with the rest of the community please fill out the attached form and send it to ldougan@drumheller.ca.

For more information please call Laura on 403 823 1365.

 

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New funding for seniors continuing care announced

 On Friday November 22nd the Alberta government announced it is investing $7 million for continuing care in Drumheller.

Seniors and Housing Minister Josephine Pon announced the funding at the Hillview seniors' lodge in Drumheller alongside Drumheller-Stettler MLA Nate Horner,  Drumheller Mayor Heather Colberg and Cllr Tom Zariski, Chair of the Drumheller and District Seniors Foundation.

The renovation of the Sunshine and Hillview lodges will accommodate 26 new continuing care living spaces, which provide different levels of care and flexible options for seniors, as their health care needs change. That includes health care services of varying levels, from care aides and on-site nursing care, to specialized dementia care.

The housing management body, Drumheller and District Seniors Foundation, will operate the redeveloped lodges, while Alberta Health Services will administer the health care services.

"I am proud to announce this important investment for the community of Drumheller on National Housing Day. Integrating continuing care spaces in seniors' lodges is an efficient and more affordable way to address the needs of seniors and support them to age in their own communities."

Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing

"The Drumheller and District Seniors Foundation thanks the Alberta government for investing in continuing care for the Drumheller area. Seniors who used to have to leave the area, leaving family and friends behind will now have the opportunity to receive the care they require and not have to leave.''

Tom Zariski, board chair, Drumheller and District Seniors Foundation

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Town of Drumheller email addresses are changing

 After November 9th, all emails from the Town of Drumheller will be changing to drumheller.ca as the default email domain. The existing dinosaurvalley.com domain will remain intact. 

Will old emails still work – YES

Are the old email addresses going away – NO

The username@ will not change, only the domain portion after the @ symbol, for example communications@dinosaurvalley.com  will become communications@drumheller.ca

If you email the Town of Drumheller on a regular basis it might be worth changing your spam filters to ensure you still receive emails.

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New Playground Zones being introduced

The Town of Drumheller recently carried out a review of the locations of playground zones in Drumheller; in accordance with the "Guidelines For School and Playground Zones and Areas" from Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation. Through this review we have determined that several new locations require designation as playground zones.These locations are:

  • East Coulee, on 1st and 2nd Ave by the park, Community Hall and East Coulee School Museum;
  • Drumheller, 1st Ave W at Rotary Park;
  • Nacmine, Hunter Drive and 3rd street by the community hall and recreation area;


In addition the playground zone on Cedar Crescent in Greentree, requires additional signage to reinforce the existence of this playground zone.

We will be installing playground zone signage and 30km/hr speed limit signs at these locations.

We expect to carry out this installation work throughout November, 2019. Please be aware and alert for changes in the speed limits. Residents in these areas are receiving letters through the mail informing them of the changes.

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In Playground Zones 

The speed limit is 30 km/h between 7:30am and one hour after dusk every day where playground zone signs are posted. 

You are not permitted to pass or attempt to pass another vehicle travelling in the same direction within a playground zone when the speed restriction is in effect.

Why Is It Important to Slow Down?

Below is an image showing stopping distances in ideal conditions

  • When the roads are wet or icy, you need 5 extra meters at 30 km/h and 10 extra meters at 50 km/h in order to stop safely

A 30 km/hr impact is the equivalent of falling from a second story window (3.5 metres). A collision at 50 km/hr is like falling from a fourth floor window (9.8 metres).

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November is Family Violence Prevention Month

November is Family Violence Prevention week. Here is a copy of the Mayor's Proclamation made at the Committee of the Whole meeting on November 4th.

The theme in 2019 is Learn where to turn.

Here are some helpful resources for those who do need somewhere to turn.

https://www.alberta.ca/family-violence-prevention.aspx

You can also contact our FCSS team on 403 823 1365.



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