Drumheller town council has decided not to change their flagpole, banner, and decorative crosswalk policy. 

In a committee of the whole meeting on Monday (March 11) the council decided not to change their policy after administration requested the council prohibit decorative crosswalks on public streets and property. 

Council has decided against the recommendation after Drumheller LGBTQ+ advocates voiced their concerns. 

"This review was not about banning a Pride crosswalk but adding parameters and guidelines on present and future requests," said Councillor Tony Lacher. 

Council also discussed the potential of looking into mural art to demonstrate their support for the LGBTQ+ as it would be less prone to damage and frequent maintenance.  

“We think there's better ways to demonstrate our commitment to a variety of special interest groups and community groups than simply just putting a crosswalk down,” said Lacher. 

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