A proposed electoral boundary change could see Drumheller aligned with Strathmore.
"It's because of the demographic and the populations. The population in Drumheller has actually decreased, so in order to balance up to get to the average, which is around 46,000, we had to make some moves and this is one of the moves that was incorporated," explained Acme mayor Bruce McLeod, who chairs the commission that made the recommendation.
He noted that redrawing Drumheller-Stettler to Drumheller-Strathmore was not entirely the Electoral Boundary Commission's idea.
"We actually heard that they (Drumheller) had more in common with Strathmore than they do going north on 56 to Stettler. They don't want to go all the way to Calgary, but a lot of stuff is in Strathmore that they can get to," noted McLeod.
The report was presented before the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly on May 25, 2017 and the final report will be submitted in October.
"We're asking the residents of Drumheller if they have some concerns, make a submission. Even if you don't like it just say 'I don't like it', but give us a rationale of what we can do."
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