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June 6, 2007
Having a Cow . . . Three Times
Rare to Have Triplet Bull Calves Survive
—But All Doing Fine
Five year old grandson Jaydon Simard with three new-born friends, at his grandparents’ Chauvin ranch. Compete story in this week's paper. Photo Submitted.
$14 Million Activity Centre ‘Feasible’
A public meeting will be held this month for the public to discuss a proposal to put up a new regional activity centre in Provost that would cost between $12 million and $14 million.

Some preliminary drawings made for discussion purposes show a two story domed building that would reach 65 feet at the top.

Included at this stage is an NHL-sized covered hockey rink 85 feet by 200 feet (if it is made 15 feet wider it would be considered Olympic-sized). The arena would seat 1,388 people and could also be used for other events.

Also on the drawing board is a new five lane outdoor swimming pool with a teaching pool built beside it. The existing pool has five lanes. Provision could be made for eventually enclosing the pool when money is available.
A library, 10 times larger than the existing one downtown is shown with stairs leading to a reading room area.

Other areas on the diagram at this time show a badminton court, walking track, gymnasium for weight training, meeting rooms, and places for arts and crafts and a games or youth room.

Chief administrative officer of the Town of Provost, Terry Hurlbut says that it would be the Town of Provost and M.D. Provost No. 52 councils who would ultimately decide if the project would proceed.

Paul Conrad of Paul Conrad and Associates of Spruce Grove, who has been hired to study the project agrees that both local councils “would have to commit” to the project in order to move it forward to apply for provincial grants.

He was asked by The Provost News in a telephone interview at his Spruce Grove office about the affordability of the estimated price tag of $12 million to $14 million: “It is a feasible scenario. Provost can afford that, on the construction side.”

There has to be partnerships and collaboration at both the capital and operating levels, he added. The project also has to be initiated by way of consensus and people being on-side with development he says. “If that is there, there is a very good opportunity to complete the project.”

Conrad, who directed a survey in this area was asked about the results of the wishes of people for the preference of a new arena, swimming pool and other facilities. He replied that he would present those results at the public meeting but added interest in both an arena and pool scored high.

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Triatholon Held in Provost On Saturday
Seven teams competed in Provost’s first triathlon held on Saturday, June 2.

Participants swam 500 metres, biked 15 kms. and ran five kilometers.

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Bouma on Winning Memorial Cup Jr. Hockey Team
Lance Bouma of Provost was on the winning team, the Vancouver Giants when they captured Junior hockey’s top award, the Memorial Cup in Vancouver by defeating the Medicine Hat Tigers in the final game of the tournament, 3-1.

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Street Spokesman
This week we ask : "Are You Happy That School is Winding Down?"
. . . and we heard opinions from Kellie Lakevold, Cassity Branter, Braidy Fehr, Kirsti Clifford, and Shania Scammell.
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