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Chronic wasting disease identified in Hand Hills mule deer

Chronic wasting disease identified in Hand Hills mule deer


A mule deer caught in the Handhills has tested positive for chronic wasting...

Herman Kloot and Company welcomes student at law

Herman Kloot and Company welcomes student at law





Emma Davis, right, and her principal, Sharon Clark....

Heavy Snowfall expected for Drumheller Area

Heavy Snowfall expected for Drumheller Area


Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Drumheller area. T...

Dragons take win in first of back-to-back games against Olds

Sarah Devereaux

The Drumheller Dragons hosted the Olds Grizzlys Friday night in the fi...

Police investigate two vehicle collision near Munson

Police investigate two vehicle collision near Munson

    Police are investigating a two-vehicle collision at the entrance t...

Second antler measuring day held for the public

Second antler measuring day held for the public

Long time hunter Cliff Deitz of East Coulee brought a unique set of antlers from a ...

DVSS Dynos Junior Boys win bronze at home tournament

DVSS Dynos Junior Boys win bronze at home tournament



The DVSS Junior high Dynos beat Clearwater Academy in the third pla...

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Weather forecast for the week ahead

Jan 30, 2015
Environment Canada is calling for a chance of 5 cm of snow Friday evening in Drumheller, with a possible 2 cm to 4 cm of snow on Saturday, and sunny skies with an expected high of minus 10 for Super Bowl Sunday, February 1. Here’s a look at the week ahead: Issued: 11:00 AM MST Friday 30 January 2015 TodayIncreasing cloudiness near noon. 60 percent… Read More

Taxpayer watchdog vies for Strathmore-Brooks…

Jan 29, 2015
Derek Fildebrandt is running for the Wildrose nomination in the Strathmore-Brooks Constituency. He made the announcement in front of current MLA Jason Hale's office. A high profile candidate has put his name forward to run for the nomination from the Wildrose Party in the Strathmore Brooks Constituency. Derek Fildebrandt, former Alberta Director… Read More

Drug warrant executed on Acme home

Jan 29, 2015
Beiseker RCMP conducted a search at a house in Acme on January 27 as part of an investigation into illegal drug activity. Local traffic was disrupted for awhile around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night, as the Beiseker RCMP, with the help of Airdrie RCMP, undertook the execution of a search warrant at a home on Nolan Street in Acme. Police say there was no… Read More

Another death at Drumheller Institution

Jan 28, 2015
A second inmate in as many days has passed away after being found unresponsive in his cell. Institution staff performed CPR on 47 year-old Martin Pinkus, and emergency services transported Pinkus to the Drumheller Health Centre where he was pronounced dead at 12:04 p.m. today, January 28. The inmate had been serving an indeterminate sentence since… Read More

Local detachment honours fallen member

Jan 28, 2015
Constable Berry Allison and Constable Sara Rayat were among the members of the Drumheller detachment, who joined the more than 2,000 RCMP members in full red serge to honour Constable David Wynn. A full regimental funeral was held Monday, January 26 in St. Albert to pay final respects to the officer who perished in the line of service. Read More

Cool castles

Jan 28, 2015
Some young artists created some cool pieces of art with a little water, a little colour and a lot of cold. Vicki Myers is taking advantage of the cold weather to teach her ice sculpting class, and her students are enthusiastic to get to work. It is fleeting however, as their creations only last as long as the weather holds out. Environment… Read More

Fatal ATV rollover near Byemoor

Jan 26, 2015
On Saturday, January 24th, 2015, at about 9:30 pm, Drumheller, Hanna, and Stettler RCMP responded to an ATV rollover at a rural location near the community of Byemoor. The driver of the vehicle was attempting to navigate a steep embankment when the quad flipped backwards, throwing the female passenger and landing on top of the male driver. The… Read More

Dragons take shootout win over Bonnyville…

Jan 25, 2015
Sarah Devereaux The Drumheller Dragons went home from the north with two wins this weekend after taking a 3-2 shootout win over the Bonnyville Pontiacs Sunday afternoon. The Dragons first goal was scored at 6:49 of the second period by Connor Boyd to tie the game at one. Bonnyville scored just under two minutes later to take a lead before the… Read More
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Dr Oz Fails The True Test Of Research

Jan 25, 2015
There are a lot of conflicting opinions about Dr Oz out there. Some people feel that he is the guru of modern medicine, whereas others, including many health care professionals, are very critical of his claims. I'm thrilled to report that researchers at the University of Alberta have put this debate to the true test of research.In the s... Read More

St. Anthony’s Junior B Saints notch first win

Jan 24, 2015
The Junior B Saints Girls basketball team won their first game of the season Wednesday, January 14. This Friday they are hosting a four team tournament.inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa The St. Anthony’s Saints Junior B girls basketball team had their first win of the season versus Standard School. The young team, made up mostly of Grade 6 and 7… Read More

Downtown merchants seek common ground

Jan 24, 2015
Downtown Drumheller merchants are reviewing ideas to attract more shoppers. Downtown merchants with an eye to the future had a successful meeting last Monday night. About 20 people representing business in the downtown core came out to Ivy’s Kitchen to discuss ideas concerning downtown. Last October, two signs were strategically placed in the… Read More

Knee hockey raises tobacco awareness

Jan 24, 2015
The 10th annual Knee Hockey Tournament during National Non-Smoking Week played out at Greentree School on Wednesday afternoon as students from Greentree, Delia and Morrin schools and the Drumheller Dragons had fun and learned about the health effects of tobacco.inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa Area students had fun and learned more about the risks… Read More

Incident at Acme School

Jan 23, 2015
Beseiker RCMP are investigating the incident near the Acme School playground Thursday, January 22, at lunch. Beiseker RCMP report the incident involving men exposing their buttocks near the Acme School playground Thursday does not appear to be sexual in nature. Concerned parents were left wondering what happened at Acme school during the lunch… Read More
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Suspect in Drumheller, Hanna robberies nabbed

Jan 23, 2015
On January 23rd, 2015, members of the Hanna and Drumheller RCMP Detachments with the assistance of the Serious Crimes Branch have arrested and charged one male with 3 counts of Armed Robbery as well as 14 other related offences. Beaulieu was charged after a lengthy investigation relating to three separate armed robberies. On January 30, 2014,… Read More

The Stare Down

Jan 23, 2015
Students from Greentree, Morrin and Delia schools and the Drumheller Dragons went into knee hockey battle Wednesday morning, January 21, at the 10th annual Knee Hockey Tournament to mark National Non-Smoking Week. Not only did the students have fun but learned the health effects of tobacco. James Zuccatto, left, and Haydn Mcfadden, right, mean… Read More

Local help available for sexual assault victims

Jan 23, 2015
Sarah Andersen, Big Country Victim Services For anyone local who has suffered the trauma of sexual assault, Big Country Victim Services is an important local resource. Big County Victim Services is often the first contact to help support people in their start with dealing with the trauma. Big Country Victim Services Assistant Coordinator Sarah… Read More

Parties preparing for expected spring vote

Jan 23, 2015
Nathan Cooper, seeks Wildrose nod in Wade Bearchell seeks PC nod in Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Indicators are pointing to a spring provincial election and the action is heating up in the Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills riding. MLA Bruce Rowe, was one of the nine Wildrose MLAs that crossed the floor to join the Progressive… Read More

Battle of the sexes spreads to BCF

Jan 22, 2015
The Battle of the sexes is ramping up come February and this year participants can battle it out in the pool or on the track at the BCF. The Battle of the Sexes is coming back, but with a twist. The annual contest that pits the men against the women counting lengths at the Aquaplex is growing into the Badlands Community Facility. This year,… Read More




Jan 28, 2015
BEAGRIE, Wayne Ian December 11, 1940 - January 15, 2015 Wayne Ian Beagrie was born December 11, 1940 in Swalwell, Alberta and passed away suddenly at his home in Drumheller on January 15, 2015. After graduating from the Three Hills High School he enrolled in Culinary program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary. When the… Read More


Jan 28, 2015
ALBRIGHT, Alma Jean April 3, 1932 - January 22, 2015 Our beloved mother, grandma, great grandma and friend to all who knew her. She passed away at the Drumheller Hospital on January 22, 2015. She is survived by her son; Richard (Joyce) Albright of Drumheller, her sister; Ida (Bill) Steeves of Chestermere, AB, her grandson; Jeremy Albright of… Read More


Jan 28, 2015
HANSEN, Shirley Mavern March 5, 1931 - January 25, 2015 It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Shirley Mavern Hansen of Drumheller, beloved wife of Glen Harold Hansen. Shirley passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at Three Hills Health Centre Continuing Care on January 25, 2015 at the age of 83 years. Shirley was born March… Read More


Jan 28, 2015
COOPER, Lawrence Arthur (Coop) February 23, 1930 - January 23, 2015 Family and friends mourn the passing of Lawrence Arthur Cooper (Coop).LA Cooper, beloved husband of Irene Cooper of Drumheller passed away peacefully Friday, January 23, at the age of 84 years. Lawrence was born in Fort McLeod, AB on Feb. 23, 1930, to Gertrude and Thomas Cooper.… Read More


Jan 21, 2015
CONNELLY, Ronald Douglas 1947 - 2015 With great sorrow and regret we announce the passing of Ronald Douglas Connelly on Jan12/2015 at the age of 67, after a courageous battle with Cancer. Ronald was born in Drumheller and his travels took him throughout Alberta and BC, but he had always returned to his roots here in Drumheller. Ron worked in the… Read More


Jan 21, 2015
HARPER, Dave 2015 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dave Harper. Dave suddenly passed away while at his winter residence in Yuma, Arizona, with Rose, his loving wife of sixty one years, at his side. Dave will be deeply missed by all. Friends and family will cherish memories of Dave’s strong will and personality. At a young… Read More

Passion Play Golf Tournament surpasses expectations


    The Passion Play players will be even louder and prouder on stage this year, and the annual golf tournament is helping to make that happen.

    The annual tournament went on June 23. It enjoyed a healthy number of golfers taking to the pristine Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club Course and then enjoying a dinner and auction at the newly completed banquet facility. The entire event netted in the area of $20,000. These funds are to be directed towards the new sound system at the Passion Play.
    “In talking to one of the actors, the sound system is wonderful,” said Bryce Nimmo, who was one of the organizers of the tournament.
    Nimmo adds they are appreciative to Encana, which was a platinum supporter, and Canalta, which was a gold supporter. He said this year they had more hole sponsors than in the previous season, and “Beat Uncle Zeke” was a great hit.
    He said the live and silent auction shattered their expectations by raising $6,600.
    “The silent auction buyers and the silent and live auction sponsors were very good to us,” said Nimmo. “We budgeted for $6,000 and I am an optimist, so when we go over, it is wonderful.”
    The Passion Play opens this season on July 15. This year it will feature a newly renovated set and a brand new script. Supplementing and enhancing these changes is the new sound system. This will offer three-dimensional dynamic sound. While the Passion Play in previous years relied on the amazing acoustics of the natural amphitheatre, at times actors have had to over-project to be heard. With the new sound system, not only will every voice be heard but also the sound will travel with the actor through a series of speakers placed throughout the site. A new score has also been written to take advantage of the technology.
    The buzz for this year’s Passion Play has been building, and Nimmo says ticket sales are going well, surpassing last season’s rate.
    For more information on this season’s passion play, see www.canadianpassionplay.com