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July 7, 2010
This full grown amphibian—probably the chorus frog—is one of the smallest in Canada, with this fellow only about one and one half inches (3.5 cm) long, or approximately half the length of an adult male’s small finger. This fellow (like others was difficult to locate because of its tiny size) was communicating loudly with friends in a small pond beside the highway in town. The frogs can be heard for up to a quarter of a mile away. ©Provost News Photo.

Forgotten Dinosaur Fossil May be 75 Million Years Old
A worker at the Royal Tyrrell Museum expressed surprise over the contents of a long-forgotten story recently sent to him by The Provost News that describes a dinosaur fossil find in this area.

The original story was printed over two editions—April 22, 1936 and the following week, April 29, 1936.

Darren Tanke said during a telephone interview from Drumheller where he studies dinosaur fossils that after reading details of the original stories, it sounded to him that the small piece of dinosaur fossil came from an animal that was two or three tons in weight and could have eventually grown to 32 feet long—ate plants and may have lived 75 million years ago.

The find was made 74 years ago on land approximately 10 miles south of town which is just west of Highway 899.

Tanke added that they “don’t even think to look for dinosaurs in this part of the province” and wanted more details about the story so it could be documented.

The Royal Tyrrell Museum “is always looking for obscure new places that produce dinosaur bones” and noted that if one bone is found, often there are more.

Complete story in July 7 edition of The Provost News.
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Piranhas Welcome Over 100 Swimmers to Annual Swim Meet
Submitted by Joanne Paulgaard
The Provost Piranhas Swim Club swimmers are very excited to have hosted their very first swim meet in the beautiful new pool on June 26. Seven swim clubs were in attendance, with 135 swimmers competing, 34 of the competitors were from Provost. The Piranhas were amazing; many returning swimmers beat their best times from last year, and swimmers new to the club surprised everyone with how well they competed. The coaches have been very effective since they only had two weeks in the pool to prepare the club for this meet; they deserve a lot of credit for their hard work and dedication. During the swim meet there was a lightning delay, so the club was very fortunate to have use of the new arena facility for swimmer’s camp so no one had to be out in the rain. Visitors from out of town were very impressed with the new pool and arena complex. The Piranhas results from their home meet are:

Girls 6 and under: Lexi Waehrer – flutterboard – 3rd, 25m backstroke – 3rd, 25m freestyle – 5th.

Boys 6 and under: Joseph L’Heureux – flutterboard – 5th, 25m freestyle – 6th.

Complete story in July 7 edition of The Provost News.
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Film Director Dies
The film director of “Pete: Moving Man Made Mountains” Bill Stewart has died unexpectedly in Idaho, U.S.A. on June 30.

Complete story in July 7 edition of The Provost News.
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This week we ask: "What’s an Important Part of Looking After a Calf?"
. . . and we heard answers from Luke Holte, Devon Froland, Myles Butt and Devon Johnston. Check out the July 7 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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