Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Hi-Way Nine Nightmare

I had a meeting in Drumheller today.  I went there via Acme and Carbon but I decided to return home on the Number 9 Highway!  Boy, was that a mistake.  It was like an off-road adventure! 

There was mud and rocks flying everywhere.  Some holes were so big that if they completely filled, I would have had to wait for the ferry! The speed was posted at 80 km, but I doubt that anything could do that kind of speed on that dirt mess except maybe a motocross racer!  What a disgrace!  I've seen major highways in third world countries in better shape that that!

What is going on here?  I've heard that last year's contractors were whining about bad weather and unforeseen soil problems, but please; this is a major highway!  Something needs to be done and fast, before we lose a motorhome full of tourists out there!  I'm writing every provincial Conservative I can think of to complain and I urge you to do too!

And I think that Danielle Smith and her Wildrose Alliance are missing a good bet by not having their party advertising along the torturous route!

Monday, April 25, 2011

We Found some leaks!!

The Village Public Works Department under the leadership of Bill Hnybida found two of the water leaks which have been dogging the village for months now!  The two breaks (actually they were holes in the pipes) were found at the south end of town.  The leaking water had escaped detection by flowing through a gravel layer into our storm drains.  Since the leaks were ahead of the residential water meters, the lost water did not show up on our meter readings.

The leaks have been repaired!  We should notice a substantial drop in our water consumption through the Kneehill Commission (soon to be Aqua7) line.
Well done Public Works and congratulations!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Golf Anyone?

As you know, the Golf Driving Range on North Road in Beiseker is in sad need of repair.  Our prairie winds have played havoc with the fence.

 We need volunteers to restring and repair the netting once again.  Some on Village Council are threatening to tear the whole thing down and sell off its assets if we cannot find some volunteers to take it over. 

If you are one who wants the driving range to remain, then I urge you to make your wishes known to Village Council a.s.a.p.!!   There might even be some recreation grant money to help you!  Councillor Brenda Hnybida has the info on grants available!