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December 17, 2008

Join the ‘Millionaire Club’ to Help Build the Community
Members of the public are being invited to join the newly-established Millionaire Club to help pay for the new Provost Regional Activity Centre that will include a new arena and swimming pool.

The Town of Provost has already budgeted $3 million, the M.D. $5 million and the Alberta Government $1 million but that leaves fundraising of $2.5 million still to come for a total at this time of $11.5 million for the new building.

Each week in The Provost News a list of community-minded people, businesses or groups will be printed, showing support with the purchase of a building brick.

There will be three brick categories available, a white one for $1,000, a shaded brick for $20,000 and a black brick worth $50,000.

The names to go in the paper will be received by The News each Friday at noon (except for this week as we will be printing very early) from the town office and will record to whom the tax receipt is made out to. If anyone wants a brick in memory of someone it will be recorded with a cross in front of it.

Any operational deficits of the building will be borne by the taxpayers (as the existing arena and swimming pool is now handled).

The space will be donated each week by this newspaper until the end of March—and begins this week on this page.

Full story in December 17 edition of The Provost News.
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Vehicles Passing Emergency Workers Creating Danger
Police, ambulance workers and firemen on highways and roads with emergency lights flashing are unhappy with the lack of safety demonstrated by some motorists in the Provost area.

Provost and District Ambulance Society co-ordinator Pat Perkins told The Provost News that some people “have a total disregard for emergency warning lights.”

Some motorists have passed the ambulance with both its lights and sirens going on the highway at speeds between 130 km/h and 140 km/h (80 mph to 87 mph). “This has happened several times.”

Rural people, Perkins adds however are generally very good and show respect for the ambulance. The majority are co-operative and pull over to the right. But sometimes drivers do not slow down and do not leave a lot of space on the highway for the ambulance she says. “It probably happens more than you think.”

Full story and photo in December 17 edition of The Provost News.
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask : "Does the World Economic Situation Concern You?"
. . . and we heard answers from Wilf Copeland, Patrick Young, Cheryl Devloo, Alec Gartner, and Cliff Pope. Check out the December 17 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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