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Drumheller Mail (Newspaper) - April 4, 1990, Drumheller, Alberta R a a to it re Varv \ \ \ i a # a a i v a a a a it5�?~. 2bs serving As the Delia times the Carbon chronicle the Drumheller Valley news and Drumheller this week registered your pizza hotline phone 823-6869 for fast pickup free delivery in town 9 00 . To 2 00 . Sunday to thur Jay 9 00 . To 4 00 . Friday amp saturday Waldorf restaurant 1 St. West amp railway Avenue vol. 79 no. 14 wednesday april 4, 1990 second class mall registration no. 0730 phone 823-2580 32 pages amp supplement 35c per copy Hove to a via Sirmer april i 7 is emergency medical week across Alberta. The Drumheller ambulance society made up of volunteers is pictured above. Bruce Coad Jamie Halliday Bob Boyce Rod Smith Bill Sobieski Ken Morrice Murray Hatt and Scott Holsworth. Missing Deanne Sharpe Rob Sanders Doug Kading and Donna Leblanc. Ambulance volunteers require dedication by Brenda Debona emergency medical services . Week across Alberta is celebrated april i 7. The Drumheller ambulance society will be holding an open House at the ambulance garage located at the South end of the Hospital on thursday april 5 from 4 30 . A 7 00 . Also displays will be set up during the week in downtown Drumheller. The society is made up of 12 men and women who Volunteer their time and training to assist residents of Drumheller and area. A the Hospital management Board and administration appreciate the work time and Effort the volunteers put in. They provide an excellent 24 hour coverage of the Community Quot said Richard Currie assistant executive director general services at the Drumheller regional health Complex. Up until april i 1989 the Drumheller ambulance society was a separate entity from the Hospital. The ambulance society is now owned and operated by the Hospital the two work together. A the amalgamation was at the request of the society. We thought it could be More effectively administered this said Currie. The ambulance society still maintains its High Standard of service to the Public. There Are three Levels of pre Hospital care offered in Alberta. 1. Advanced life saving paramedic 2. Basic life saving Drumheller 3. Emergency response unit crewed by first Aid staff Drumheller a ambulance volunteers Are trained at the second level. Scott Holsworth works at Ralston s and has been an . Emergency vehicle operator for approximately three months Jamie Halliday is a student and has been an . For nine months and Donna Leblanc a homemaker has been an .for three years. Bob Boyce civilian ramp guard City cells is the Crew chief for 1990 and has been an remt a registered emergency medical technician ambulance since 1983. Rod Smith Security guard at the Drumheller regional health Complex and out of town contract work. Remt a for six years. Bill Soboleski founding member on january i 1975 retired . Remt a. Ken Morrice correctional officer ii living unit at the Drumheller institution. Remt a for five years. Murray Hatt correctional officer i living unit at the Drumheller institution. Remt a for four and a half years. Doug Kading manager of one hour photo. Remt a for two years. Bruce Coad manager of Anchor Glass. Remt a for six years. Deanne Sharpe homemaker. Remt a for two years. Rob Sanders Gas Plant Mechanic with Gulf ghost Pine Plant. Remt a for four years. Ambulance training is offered through the Southern Alberta Institute of technology . In Calgary Alberta and takes one year to Complete. The practicum includes 40 hours in an emergency room Drumheller Trade show a big business a sure smile. A shoe Salesman who had dragged out half his Stock to a woman customer said a mind if i rest a few minutes lady your feet Are killing mer the Public is invited to see what is offered by progressive exhibitors in products and services. It s also a Chance to have a relaxing Good time in the carnival like atmosphere when the 7th annual edition comes to Drumheller april 20, 21 and 22. The Cost to stage this High calibre show considered among the finest in Canada is extremely High. Sponsors of the event the big country tourist association say that the 1990 show will Cost Well Over 51,200 per hour to operate. For the 18-hour show spanning the three Days the Cost to present the event is $22,000. Another new feature added this year will be an 18-hour Marathon 50-60 Cash Bingo to help children. The Drumheller Valley big Brothers and big Sisters will conduct this fundraiser which will provide the Opportunity for people to sit and make a contribution to this organization. Either Calgary or Drumheller and an ambulance ride along of 25 or More Calls. A written practical exam issued by the province must also be written. When All of these requirements Are completed and passed the Volunteer is then classified As an remt a with the government of Alberta under the health discipline Board to practice Medicine to a . Level according to Boyce. In Drumheller each ambulance society Volunteer works 12 hour shifts from 6 00 . 6 00 . Or 6 00 . -6 00 ., one week on and one week off. The ambulance receives Between 365 400 Calls a year including transfers. The average response time to the Hospital is 4 5 minutes and to the Call is 4 5 minutes. Drumheller has three units. Two Are used continuously rotated on a monthly basis and one is used for contracted special events. For example Combine crash land Stampede. The Drumheller ambulance society is not a profit making organization. At the present time it supports itself and has not had to requisition funds. A we have a very High Standard of ambulance services in Drumheller and we place a very High priority on training and continued education for our ambulance volunteers Quot said Currie. Chamber seeks help / by Brenda Debona the Drumheller and District chamber of Commerce is asking for the assistance of locals in the discovery of its formation. A we believe the chamber began in the Early 1920�?Ts. At that time it was called the Board of Trade Quot said Barry Fullerton chamber manager. Some time Between the first year of operation and 1968 the name changed to the Drumheller chamber of Commerce and in 1968 the name changed again to its existing name. The chamber would appreciate any information explaining when the first chamber was formed As Well As names and pictures of past presidents and when they were in office. Fly Brenda Debona the development Appeal Board held a Public meeting on wednesday March 28 to listen to arguments for and against the proposal to bring badlands Hove Tours Ltd. To the City. Quot i think this is an excellent process where we can All express our opinions Quot said mayor Jim Fisher. Aldermen ism Keller Addy contend Doug Milne and Dave Snideman Are on the Board. Each member of the gallery who wished was allowed to speak for five minutes followed by a question and answer period and a three minute rebuttal. Keith Berry applicant showed the crowd of approximately 20, the different aspects of the various features of the hovercraft which would be used in Drumheller sex noise level appearance stopping ability and Maneule ability. The Appeal Board received eight letters from residents of Drumheller Newcastle and East Coulee expressing concerns about noise level possible damage to wildlife in the area Speed of the vessel danger to swimmers and canoeists the possibility of flying dust dirt and twigs where and How the vessel will be refuelled and increased traffic on a residential Road in Newcastle. Be Fry a pfc j hat the hovercraft must abide by All City and . Regulations concerning noise bylaws and if the vessel exceeds the limit action will be taken accordingly. The hovercraft vessel makes less noise than a ski Doc it or a dirt Bike and causes less environmental damage he added. His video presentation displayed Birds sitting calmly while a hovercraft sailed past and he told the crowd that there is documentation available to them describing the non existent negative effect the hovercraft has on wildlife. Quot we want people to see the wildlife. Scaring it away would be detrimental to us. I can to think of a better Way to show Drumheller a nature than by Iven permit going a a hovercraft Quot split Berry. 4 the 50>ie< travel at vim Nitt to 20 Miles an hour and is capable of stopping within three times its own length. The launching pad for the hovercraft will be 150 it. North of a buoyed area at Newcastle Beach. The route of the hovercraft begins at this pad and travels to the blk riot ferry. In the Case of a Canoe on the River the Canoe has the right of Way therefore the hovercraft moves around it. About one and a half years ago this particular hovercraft was equipped with an additional skirt around the Bottom of the vessel reducing the amount of Wash and Spray to a minimum. Dust dirt and twigs react in the same manner. The hovercraft will be refuelled upriver from the launch pad and regulations concerning refuelling Are completely dictated by the department of transportation. The question of a Road allowance into Newcastle was not discussed. Berry told the crowd that the project is environmentally Friendly and his documentation is open to the Public. It is now at City Hall and May be viewed by anyone who is interested. Quot this project will Cost us near is million. We Are not going to waste Thutt Money. We would t do this if we thought it would be damaging to the wildlife Quot said Berry. Council passed the land use bylaw and badlands Hove Tours Ltd. Will have a permit until december 31. 1990. At that time they must reapply if they wish to operate during the period of May september 1991. Jar of of for. A a i w % a a a in of v. Budget Backhoe knocked Down the houses on the Block of railway ave. South Between 1st and 2nd St. . The new property owners Garland Oil limited Edmonton Alberta will soon begin construction of Garland on the site. Garland moves to City by Brenda Debona Drumheller will soon have the services of Garland. Garland Oil limited Edmonton has purchased the property at railway ave. South Between 1st and 2nd St. . Directly across from Drumheller Auto parts Ltd for the purposes of erecting a Garland station. Keller construction of Edmonton and budget Backhoe have been tendered to destroy existing Homes and Start construction of the new business. The station will be equipped with four pumps eight hoses and a 2000 so. It. Convenience store with a bakery. Construction work should be completed by the third week of May 1990. Garland chose to locate in Drumheller for three reasons according to Cameron Lewis marketing director for Garland. First Drumheller is becoming an increasingly important tourist destination. Second. Garland wants to be a part of Community growth in the City. Third Garland is Alberta Independent and wants to set up locations in As Many Alberta cities As possible. Support cancer canvassers by Brenda Debona canvassers for the Canadian cancer society will be asking for your support during the month of april. Approximately 200 volunteers will be knocking on the doors of Drumheller and area residents according to Phil Wade fundraising chairman. Because the . Is not funded through government Grants or the United Way they Are solely reliant on the Public a support. It is Only through donations Man found guilty of fraud Erie Journeay 43, of Drumheller. Was found guilty of fraud and sentenced to nine months in jail. In addition restitution in the amount of $3,153.50 must be made forthwith to correction services of Canada. He also received a stay of proceedings no prosecution at this time for charges of forgery and uttering forged documents. A charges were withdrawn against Bernice Journeay. And volunteers that the . Can continue to offer vital Community programs. Only five percent of donation dollars is spent on administration costs and six percent is used to assist fundraising efforts. Sixty six percent of your donation Dollar is spent on research 15 percent on Public education and eight percent on a variety of services to cancer patients and their families in Alberta and the Northwest territories. The fundraising goal for 1989 was $25,000 with $24.000 being achieved. A we have the same goal for 1990. We were very close last year Quot said Wade. In addition the division fundraising and planned giving committees have approved and implemented a 1-800 toll free number effective february 6. 1990. This number 1-800-6012262, will allow easier Access for the Public to make donations or general inquiries of the Canadian cancer society. Local . Volunteers will also provide the Public with a display table at the old Saan store during the entire month of april. Informative and educational pamphlets and brochures will be Avau Able and questions will be answered by society members. Everyone is encouraged to drop in and learn More about this disease. Cancer has become a household word in North America and although few of us understand the medical mechanics behind the disease. Many of us have been affected in one Way or another be that physically emotionally or mentally by cancer. Two robberies in City \ fas Gas Drumheller and Iga Drumheller were both broken into and robbed Over the weekend. On Friday March so Over 200 Cartons of cigarettes were stolen from fas Gas. On monday. April 2 a Safe was stolen from Iga. The Safe contained an undisclosed amount of Cash and cheques. Drumheller ramp Are still investigating both robberies

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