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January 28, 2009

This picture shows the size of the new flags that will be put up along the north part of Provost along Highway 13 this summer. Communities in Bloom volunteers have been selling the flags for $100 each. ©Provost News Photo.

Dozens of Street Flags Will Enhance Flower Program
A new project in Provost is being developed that will feature colourful vertical flags on poles running in Provost from west to east along Highway 13 and possibly further into town.

The custom made street banners are being sold by volunteers of Provost Communities in Bloom to add to the existing flower program put into place each spring. There will be images on both sides of the flags.

Kay Nish and Betty Varty have been selling the flags to business operators who can have their name logo and possibly the words Communities in Bloom printed on them and hung on the lamp posts for passing motorists and passengers to see.

So far approximately 60 flags have been sold for $100 each and says Varty “We are very happy with it. There are a few people they have yet to contact for possible sales.

The project will add to the beauty of the community in addition to approximately 298 barrels plus beds of flowers. The tourist booth also has flowers and a petunia tree while there are more flower beds just north of Highway 13 and one each nearby Highways 899 and 600.

The new flag project will begin along Highway 13 this spring and if there are not enough poles there then the other routes of Highways 600 and 899 would be used.

Varty, who is also a town councillor says that eventually they hope to put flags along on 53 Ave. (near the fire hall) and eliminate the hanging baskets of flowers there because of the number of baskets that require watering every other day by local town staff. Businesses water their own flowers in barrels that are put out each spring.

Full story in January 28 edition of The Provost News.
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Chamney Heads Canadian Child Protection Group
Former Provost area resident Dick Chamney is currently heading the Canadian board of directors of an international group that “works to protect, defend and support children, families and individuals in disadvantaged situations as a consequence of global movement, whose circumstances have lead to the separation of families and children.”

Approximately 90 percent of the Canadian work is centred on child welfare and child protection.

Full story in January 28 edition of The Provost News.
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Curling on For Young to Old
Photos and story in January 28 edition of The Provost News.
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask : "How Do You Stay Warm in a Cold Canadian Winter?"
. . . and we heard answers from Dave Pollon, Morgan Pelletier, Bill Roadhouse, Clayton Almberg, and Mike Samson. Check out the January 28 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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