That's Life January 19, 2011

In the next few weeks, The Capital will publish a new weekly column entitled "Our Town".
"Our Town" will provide the people of Three Hills with information on everything from street paving and sidewalk replacement to tree replacement and snow removal policies.
Three Hills Town Councillor Terry Lee will work with Town Administration to keep the information coming. It will be short, sweet and to the point but will hopefully provide Three Hills residents with a better understanding of what goes on at the Town Office. This is not to be confused with "Talk About Town" that arrives with your utility bills.
Trochu Centennial Footprints is another new addition to The Capital. This feature, provided by the Trochu Valley Historical Society, will recognize 100 citizens of Trochu, past and present, who have left a footprint on their community. They include pioneers, business people, public servants, volunteers, athletes, artists and characters. It is by no means a complete list of people who have made Trochu an interesting and better place. Names were largely selected from nominations from the public. We hope you enjoy their stories which will appear in random order, two per week, throughout 2011 as Trochu celebrates its Centennial.
2012 will mark the Centennial of the Town of Three Hills. If you or your organization would like to be part of the planning, please attend the Centennial Celebration Planning Meeting this evening, Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 7 pm in the Council Chambers at the Three Hills Town Office. Your input is essential in making our celebration spectacular. Anyone who asks what the Parade theme is for 2012 will simply have to stay in after school. It's a given.
Don't forget the Christmas Tree Bonfire and Winter Celebration on Saturday, January 29 at the Three Hills Recreation Park (Ball Diamonds, south of the Hospital). The hot chocolate and hot dogs will be served starting at 6 pm, along with the bonfire. The annual high-level fireworks begin at 6:45 pm. This is a free event for all to enjoy. It's partnered by the Town of Three Hills and the Three Hills and District Chamber of Commerce. Dress warm, bring your camera and don't be late.
On a final note, I would like to mention that The Capital has been honoured by the Alberta Emergency Management Agency and the Alberta Fire Commissioner for our 2010 Fire Prevention Week special issue. We share the honour with the Bonnyville Nouvelle and the Flagstaff Community Press. We owe a great deal of thanks to the Fire Departments within Kneehill County and to the many advertisers who support these special issues. I was presented with a beautifully framed certificate while attending a Mayor's Symposium in Edmonton last week. My wife entered the issue into the Provincial Competition. I don't usually do that sort of thing. It was a nice surprise.
That's Life.