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June 24, 2009

This 1976 Charger driven by Peter Wandler of Lloydminster seems to be running out of steam as others try to line it up for a final hit to knock it out of the demolition competition on Saturday, June 20. The action was held during this year’s Kinsmen Splash and Smash that also featured mud racing, monster trucks and lawn mower racing. ©Provost News Photo.

Changes to Highway 600 Would Re-route Traffic
Road plans are being proposed that would result in some traffic by-passing the town’s south west entrance and exit by extending Highway 600 and paving it eastwards to join Highway 899. The re-routed traffic would appear in town from the south east instead.

The road itself that moves traffic into and out of the south west side of town would remain open but that section would not be called Secondary Highway 600.

If the changes take place, Highway 600 south of town will be extended and paved eastwards to join the existing and paved Highway 899 at the correction line.

Other items also being considered would see the changing of two gravel roads south of the airport so that they are aligned with other nearby roads running north and south.

The part of the existing Highway 600 that would remain as a regular paved road—though not be called Highway 600 anymore would be approximately 4.2 km leading from the south (where the present paved road turns sharply north) to town and 2.2 more km past the museum north to Highway 13 (at the Provost Esso corner). The portion of that highway currently in town is now maintained by the Alberta Government as part of its system.

The proposed paved Highway 600 extension running east and west (township road 390) is 3.2 km long.

From the proposed Highway 600 and 899 junction motorists would travel 3.2 km north to the Provost edge of town and then 1.5 more km to reach Highway 13. From there, if they wanted to remain on Highway 899 they would jog 1.6 km west on Highway 13 before turning north to get back on the interrupted Highway 899.

The distance from the new intersection south of town to Highway 13 would be 4.7 km.

Transportation planners Lauren Jans and Robin Hutchinson of a firm called MMM Group from Calgary were in town both explaining and looking for suggestions for some of the proposals and options being made to landowners, utility operators, police and local governments on Wednesday, June 17. They met at the M.D. building.

Complete story and photos in June 24 edition of The Provost News.
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Principal Packs up Books as Bell Ends Long Career
School’s out for St. Thomas Aquinas’ principal Jean McClean who is packing up her books one last time as her teaching career comes to a close. McClean retires on June 30 and passes over the duties of principal to Brad Wagner, who will then oversee the school of about 250 students.

Full story and photos in June 24 edition of The Provost News.
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M.D. Council Approves $16 Million Budget
Full story in June 24 edition of The Provost News.
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask : "What Re-Inventors Exhibit Do You Like Best?"
. . . and we heard answers from Cayce Guthrie, Roger Cantin, Laurie Lee, Cayde Guthrie and Doug Hall. Check out the June 24 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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