Drumheller has a real appetite for dinosaurs and the valley's newest dinosaur has an appetite for love.
 
The metal skeleton was crafted by welding shop students at Sturgeon Composite High School in Namao, just north of Edmonton, and sits just outside the front entrance of Bernie and the Boys Restaurant on 3 Ave. West.
 
Shop teacher Lucas Case oversaw the construction as well as Tuesday's installation.
 
"Bernie Germain is my uncle," he explained. "We had this idea of building a metal dinosaur for outside of his restaurant."
 
Case and his students used the shop's plasma cutter to cut out shapes like the two halves of the dino's skull, and the students welded together all kinds of spare parts to create the two metre tall prehistoric beast.
 
"The dinosaur's name is the Locks of Love-a-Saurus," stated restaurant owner Bernie Germain. "People can come and hang their locks of love on it instead of going to the Suspension Bridge. You hang your locks on the Suspension Bridge and the town cuts them off because it's structurally unsafe."
 
Germain said he and his wife, Carol got the idea the last time they were in Las Vegas.
 
"They have a big heart that's (called) the Locks of Love," he told Drum FM. "You can get a lock and engrave it, put your honey's name on there and you hook it onto the dinosaur and your love is locked on the dinosaur forever."
 
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