DrumhellerMail

Tue09022014

Last update10:29:31 PM

Fire Chief Bachynski retires

Fire Chief Bachynski retires

After 41 years of service to the community with the Drumheller Fire Departmen...

WHO Are you - Tough Mudder Edition!

WHO Are you - Tough Mudder Edition!

Who Are You?
(l-r) Tough Mudders: Dave Policelli, Construction Manager, Sam...

Register online to watch Tough Mudder

Register online to watch Tough Mudder

Photo from Tough Mudder shows the "Cage Crawl" obstacle.

Course construct...

Deadline looms for WLD Legacy Fund applications

Deadline looms for WLD Legacy Fund applications

Time is running out to apply for the next round of The World’s Largest Dinosa...

Senior selfies

Senior selfies

A group selfie! Top row (l-r): Wendy Dodd, 67, Vicki Hardy, 33, Mary Clark, 8...

Atlas Coal Mine new Executive Director

Atlas Coal Mine new Executive Director

Julia Fielding, New Executive Director, Atlas Coal Mine

Meet the new Exec...

Tough Mudder: 8 Days & Counting

Tough Mudder: 8 Days & Counting

 

David Policelli and Sam Essamadi of Tough Mudder high atop one of ...

Delia Celebrates Centennial

More Articles

GRID LIST

SCHARFL ELDA MAY (Hall)

Aug 29, 2014
SCHARFL, Elda May (Hall) June 24, 1921 - August 25, 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Elda May (Hall) Scharfl on August 25, 2014 at the age of 93. Mom was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia to Annie and Richard Hall. On December 2, 1939 she married Alfred Scharfl. They had five children in Nova Scotia, then Mom… Read More

East Coulee residents protest water fill station

Aug 27, 2014
A number of East Coulee residents have contributed to the creation of a sign protesting the soon to be created Town of Drumheller water fill station for their community. Fifty-four concerned citizens of the town chipped in for the sign that has been installed on private property across the street from the selected fill station site. “We want to… Read More

August 27 - September 2 > Call 403.823.2580 to…

Aug 27, 2014
FOR SALE FOR SALE... GE Front Load laundry pair, like new, used 1 year; $700, Nature patterned sofa, loveseat, rocking chair c/w foot stool, excellent condition; $250/ Phone 403-823-3979 FOR SALE... Electric scooter, used 1 year, 12 1/2” wheels, larger battery. $2000. OBO. Phone 403-823-8180 FOR SALE... Complete wine making equipment. Includes… Read More

KIRBY Jim

Aug 27, 2014
KIRBY, Jim 1922 – 2014 David James Kirby “Jim”, avid conversationalist, critic of the government and all around good guy passed away August 9, 2014 at Hanna Long Term Care. Jim was very proud of his service in the RCAF during World War II. He met and married Jennie Richardson in 1944 they were happily married for 48 years before her passing in… Read More

Creating a personal parking stall

Aug 26, 2014
Perhaps the driver of this car took the “No Large Trucks” sign to mean their car could squeeze into a space in front of the fence. RCMP attended the scene, where no one was injured when driver miscalculation meant this car hit the fence behind the Ramada Inn Tuesday and became lodged on the median. The car was able to be removed from the median… Read More

Terrapins officially begin new football season

Aug 26, 2014
Dumheller’s peewee football team, the Terrapins, do warm up exercises, led by fitness trainer Heather Jones, prior to Wednesday’s practice. The Terrapins hit the field at Drumheller Valley Secondary School August 20 for their first official team practice. The team plays their first home game of the season on Saturday, September 6. The Drumheller… Read More

Are you redneck tough?

Aug 25, 2014
(l-r) Royal Canadian Legion #22 Drumheller’s Dianne Lee and President Deb Bolduc display redneck serving trays, while Trevor Gough holds the plungers used in redneck horseshoes and/or ring toss. “Only the finest imported plungers for our event,” said Gough. Tough Mudder is certainly challenging, but ask yourself - are you tough enough to be a… Read More

What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

Aug 25, 2014
While we often talk about how many calories a person needs in a day to maintain or lose weight, it's often difficult to grasp what these numbers mean in real life.Here's a really interesting graphic from the Huffington Post, with some great examples of what 200 calories looks like. (You can access a higher resolution version in the original... Read More

Drumheller Mail takes Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 22, 2014
Barb Coney, left, and Ossie Sheddy, right, of The Drumheller Mail/InSide Drumheller take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. A number of The Drumheller Mail staff took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday afternoon. The ALS Society has a goal of reaching three million dollars through its cool fundraiser that has taken off like wildfire over the… Read More

Man charged with Prairie Bible Institute sexual…

Aug 22, 2014
A Three Hills man facing police charges of sexual assault at the Prairie Bible Institute made his first court appearance August 22. Thirty-three year old Renie Gall of Three Hills, presently in custody, appeared via closed-circuit television in Drumheller Provincial Court Friday. Drumheller’s Hugh Sommerville, acting for defense counsel Patrick… Read More

RCMP investigated a report of a local marijuana…

Aug 21, 2014
RCMP photos show the rural area where they seized and cut down 100 plants Wednesday, August 20. RCMP investigated a report of a marijuana grow op in a rural area in the Drumheller valley, and found 111 plants Wednesday. The area searched on August 20 by RCMP included Crown land as well as private property, and police made inquiries of residents… Read More

Registration building for local marathon races

Aug 21, 2014
Registration is building for the valley’s Community Futures Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon. The fifth annual marathon, which runs September 14, has around 400 entrants signed up. The half-marathon of 21 kilometres now has 175 registered runners and walkers, and the full 42k marathon has 24 people signed up who want to conquer the course. The… Read More

Donate to Stuff the Bus until 4 p.m. Thursday

Aug 21, 2014
The Salvation Army “Stuff the Bus” campaign to collect donations for their food bank runs Thursday, in the ATB Finanial parking lot. Shown holding food donations are back row: Jerry Machacek, veteran volunteer, second row: (l-r), Sisi Xie, new Community Ministries Worker, Drumheller Salvation Army, and Shannon Wade, Community Partner/campaign… Read More

Graham faces charges under Animal Protection Act

Aug 21, 2014
An Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals cattle seizure in January 2014 has led to (Robin) Byron Graham facing two charges under the Animal Protection Act. Graham returns to court in September. (Robin) Byron Graham appeared in Drumheller court Friday, August 15, facing charges under the Animal Protection Act. Graham appeared… Read More

Help Stuff the Bus Thursday, August 21

Aug 20, 2014
The generosity of area residents helped stuffed two buses for the Salvation Army's food bank last year. It's time to load up your grocery bags and take them down to help "Stuff the Bus" for the Salvation Army. Thursday, August 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the annual event takes place in the ATB Financial Parking Lot. "By late summer, we get towards… Read More

Fender bender downtown tying up traffic

Aug 20, 2014
A two-vehicle collision shortly before 3 p.m., at the intersection of 2nd Street/Highway 9 and 3rd Avenue downtown, is delaying traffic at the intersection right beside Petro Canada Park in the southbound lanes heading toward Dollorama. A member of Drumheller’s Fire Department was nearby and confirmed with the vehicles occupants everybody was… Read More

Twenty years feeding happy customers

Aug 20, 2014
Sandy Lam, pictured, and her husband Gordon have closed the doors to Drumheller's Fred & Barney’s Family Restaurant. The Lams first opened their business in August 1994. After twenty years in business and too many buffets to count, Drumheller’s Fred & Barney’s Family Restaurant has closed its doors. Owners of the building, where the restaurant is… Read More

CANNINGS MARY JEAN (nee Wood)

Aug 20, 2014
CANNINGS, Mary Jean (nee Wood) March 31, 1930 – August 11, 2014 Mary passed away peacefully at Agape Hospice in Calgary, Alberta, after a long fight against multiple myeloma. She is survived by her husband Edwin Cannings of Airdrie, daughter Sandy Duncan of Phoenix, Arizona, and son David (Linda) Cannings of Edmonton, Alberta. She is also survived… Read More

August 20 - August 26 > Call 403.823.2580 to…

Aug 20, 2014
LOST AND FOUND LOST... Missing cat. Lost in Handhills area since June 28, 2014. All black, green eyes, red collar. Phone Tessa at 403-568-7626 (collect). Her name is Paris. Reward $150.00 leave a message. FOR SALE FOR SALE... Yamaha electric guitar, Alabama 6 string banjo, Reywolds 6 string banjo, Austin dobroe, Roland cube 15 amp, Mendelssohn… Read More

Three Hills man faces sexual assault charges

Aug 19, 2014
A Three Hills man faces a number of charges after a group of sexual assaults early Monday morning at the Three Hills Prairie Bible Institute. RCMP have charged thirty-three-year old Renie GALL with one count of break and enter, six counts of sexual assault, and one count of theft under $5000. He is also facing a break and enter charge on a… Read More

Humane society given generous donation

Aug 19, 2014
(l-r) Heather Franciotti, a volunteer, and Joelle Mclellan, organizer of the Hell on Wheels versus Heartland baseball game, show off almost $1000 worth of donated items for the Drumheller and District Humane Society. Drumheller and District Humane Society was given a donation from two Calgary television series. The cast and crew of Hell on Wheels… Read More

Raw Food Diet - Dr Sue's Review

Aug 19, 2014
<!--[if gte mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;... Read More

Injury accident on Highway 9

Aug 18, 2014
Drumheller's Emergency Services responded to an injury accident during the supper hour at the south entrance on Highway 9 near Extra Foods tonight. There was report of a minor injured, but no official details are presently available to confirm. Read More

*Updated*Roll over near East Coulee

Aug 18, 2014
A smart-car sits sideways on a bank several yards off Highway 564 near the Atlas Coal Mine Monday, August 18. Drumheller RCMP say what was initially reported as an accident was a case of somebody requiring medical attention. Shortly before 11 a.m. this morning, Dalum and Drumheller emergency services attended the scene on Highway 564, which splits… Read More

Passion Play Golf Tournament surpasses expectations

 pplay-1.jpg

    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