Drumheller In­sti­tu­tion marks 50 years

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Patrick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

It came in 1967, and be­gan a new chap­ter in the his­tory of Drumheller. To­day the Drumheller In­sti­tu­tion re­mains an im­por­tant part of the com­mu­nity.

The Drumheller In­sti­tu­tion is cel­e­brat­ing its 50th an­niver­sary. In those five decades, it has pro­vided res­i­dents sta­ble em­ploy­ment and has served the coun­try in keep­ing com­mu­ni­ties safe and pro­vid­ing a chance for in­mates to make a change.

It was the late 1950s and early 1960s, and with the ex­o­dus of the coal in­dus­try, Drumheller had fallen on hard times. Ma­jor as­sets such as the Royal Tyrrell Mu­seum were not es­tab­lished and while oil and gas had been dis­cov­ered in and around the val­ley, the in­dus­try was still in its in­fancy.

The Min­is­ter of Jus­tice in 1959 ini­ti­ated a de­part­men­tal study to look at the fu­ture needs of corrections. In 1960, the re­port was sub­mit­ted. This re­port showed that while Canada had suf­fi­cient fa­cil­i­ties for

unite Al­ber­tans, to unite the PC Party with the Wil­drose Party and to main­tain a 95 per cent vote in each area has not been an easy thing to do. My con­cern is to stay united, I will not be get­ting into the mud, and I will not be throw­ing it. I hope that other can­di­dates rec­og­nize the long term neg­a­tive ram­i­fi­ca­tions of do­ing so, take a step back and rec­og­nize the greater good of the party and for Al­berta to stay above the fray.”

Along with Jean and Kenny, Cal­gary lawyer Doug Schweitzer and former Wil­drose pres­i­dent Jeff Call­away are also in the run­ning.

Mem­bers of the UCP go to the polls to se­lect a leader on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 28.

photo Corrections Canada

The Drumheller In­sti­tu­tion is mark­ing 50 years this week­end with a gala din­ner and spe­cial Free­dom of the Town cer­e­mony.

Brian Jean ad­dresses a group of Drumheller res­i­dents last week at Yavis Prop Room on the cam­paign trail for the UCP lead­er­ship.

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