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October 14, 2009
Cool Ride

Principal Dr. Bob Walker (left) and Trina Kohlman enjoy a ride down a new slide as playground equipment was officially declared open on Thursday morning, October 8 at Provost Public School. Kohlman was one of many of the Provost Public School Parent Council and Society members and others who helped put together the new playground for students. More pictures inside. ©Provost News Photo.

125-150 Wind Turbines to Generate
350 Megawatts of Power Here
• Electricity Demand to Jump Over Next Decade Due to Oil, Gas Pipeline Growth
An estimated 125 to 150 wind turbines are being planned to be built in the Provost area to help meet an expected growing demand for energy say representatives of an independent body in the province, the Alberta Electric System Operator.

Doug Downs of Calgary, for the AESO told The Provost News in an interview on Thursday afternoon, October 8 in the Alberta Room that “there is a need to inter-connect an expected 350 megawatts of wind power development— originating in the Provost area—to meet the increased expected power demand from planned oil and gas pipeline” activity over the next 10 years.

The demand for power in this area is expected to jump “four-fold” during the upcoming decade as compared to historical demand.

Province-wide there are 560 megawatts of energy currently being powered by wind.

David Huggill, policy manager for the Canadian Wind Energy Association (Western Canada) said in a telephone interview that the Provost turbines would mean basically a 50 to 60 percent increase in installed capacity of electricity generated by wind in the province.

“It would be a huge boost to the grid and the economy of Alberta.”

There are lots of projects smaller and a few bigger . . . “It’s very encouraging.”

This would be one of the more significant areas for wind power in the province Huggill states.

The wind generation project will be at the wind company’s own risk and expense and will not involve ratepayers.

No dollar figure is available at this time showing the wind turbine generation costs.

Complete story in October 14 edition of The Provost News.
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A Conversation With Vance Rodewalt
by Writers at The Provost News
On occasion writers at The News may contact people from different places to converse about a variety of topics which may or may not be connected to this area.

Vance Rodewalt
  Editorial cartoonist
Age: Going to beat 60.
Lives at: Calgary.

Where were you born and where did you grow up?
Born in Edmonton to a ranching family. Mostly we had horses; at one time we had well over 100 head. Our entries in parades won us a lot of prizes. I started riding around two years old.

When did you begin drawing cartoons?
I don't really remember. I've been drawing as long as I can recall. I did win a fine arts scholarship when I was in Grade 4. It was for a summer’s study in Banff. By then I preferred cartoons and had no idea where Banff was. So I passed on it or we probably wouldn't be doing this interview.

Do you recall what you were paid for that first cartoon and what it was about?

Full story and photo in October 14 edition of The Provost News.
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Diabetes Fair Offers Information, Support
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask: "The Wildrose Alliance Party Has Won a Seat in Alberta. Could They Win in Our Riding?"
. . . and we heard answers from Tom Meier, Gertie Boser, Buck Gregory and Ron Rustad. Check out the October 14 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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