The Drumheller Mail takes a look back on the highlights of 2016 in our neighbouring communities.
ally enjoyable this year.” Mayor Johnson told The Mail.
The Alberta Steam Train also started a new Christmas train called the Polar Bear Express for the first time in 2016. According to Mayor Johnson four out of seven trains were completely sold out.
Big Valley is also being put on the map by a young 22 year old cowboy, who was born and raised on a local ranch. Zeke Thurston is a saddle bronc champion from the little Village of Big Valley that will be honoured with a new banner and signs that will be located at both entrances into the Village. He has gone from winning champion saddle bronc rider in the Calgary Stampede, RodeoHuston and now Thurston has won the world championship.
Mayor Johnson said, “We have banners on our light posts to honor local cowboys and now Zeke Thurston’s name will be on one of those banners.”
The Village of Big Valley is a community located 66.6 kilometers north of Drumheller with a population of approximately 365.
Mayor Johnson said, “There were 20 plus welcome packages given out in the last year to new residents moving to the village. I would say we are growing.”