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Quilting festival supports hospital

Quilting festival supports hospital

Nancy Guntrip, Site Manager for the Drumheller Health Centre, at the fundrais...

Tough Mudder open house Thursday, July 24

Tough Mudder open house Thursday, July 24

The Tough Mudder Obstacle "Sewage Outlet" has participants crawl through mud ...

Local junior golf tournament set for August

Local junior golf tournament set for August

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The Junior Open golf tournament at Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club is s...

*Drumheller searches for roots in valley

*Drumheller searches for roots in valley



    A man named Drumheller is on a journey to trace and docum...

Community assesses damage from storm

Community assesses damage from storm



    Drumheller and the surrounding area were hit by a destruc...

Town hires Corporate Services Director,  Economic Development Officer

Town hires Corporate Services Director, Economic Development Officer

The Town of Drumheller has made some key hires recently,  filling out it...

Storm rips through valley

Storm rips through valley

Sunday morning Drumheller residents were getting a better look at the damage ...

Canada Day 2014

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LEONHARDT Brian Robert

Jul 23, 2014
Leonhardt, Brian Robert October 7, 1959 - June 17, 2014 Brian passed away suddenly in Brooks, Alberta on June 17, 2014 at the age of 54 years. Brian was born to Lawrence and Agnes Leonhardt on October 7, 1959. He grew up on the family farm in Verdant Valley and attended school there until grade 8, then graduated from high school in Drumheller in… Read More

July 23 - July 29 > Call 403.823.2580 to place ad

Jul 23, 2014
MISCELLANEOUS COFFEE TABLE FOR SALE... Beautiful brass, glass and stone coffee table from high end furniture store. Will let go for $350.00 or best offer. Bevelled glass is 44x44x1 inch thick. Must be picked up. Phone 403-823-6531. FOR SALE... GE Front Load Laundry pair, like new, used 1 year, $700, Moffat bar fridge, $50, Nature patterned sofa,… Read More

Atkins - Dr Sue's Review

Jul 21, 2014
The Atkins Diet is one of the most longstanding and highly popularized diets out there. The foundation of the diet is based upon avoidance of carbohydrates, without restricting calorie intake per se. It's extremely restrictive in carbohydrate intake in the beginning phase at only 20g per day. From there, there is an eventual... Read More

Young man killed in gravel crusher, updated

Jul 19, 2014
From the Drumheller RCMP: On July 19th, 2014, at about 9:30 am, Emergency Services from Drumheller and Dalum responded to a sudden death at a gravel pit in a remote rural location southeast of Drumheller. A 15 year old employee was working with a piece of large machinery when he was killed. RCMP investigation determined this to be a non criminal… Read More

Carbon Farmers’ Exchange tucked away gem

Jul 18, 2014
The Carbon Farmers’ Exchange is a 99 year old heritage building housing a museum and small art gallery. The Exchange was at one time a hub for the small community, showing Saturday night movies and holding dinners and dances. The building was constructed in 1915 - a year after almost all of the town of Carbon was destroyed by fire. A short, scenic… Read More

Funky fitness movement hits Drumheller

Jul 18, 2014
Carol Todor, second from the left, training her Functional Fitness Fascia Class to move naturally. A local woman has exchanged the gym for a playground in a new fitness craze she has dubbed Functional Fitness Fascia. Carol Todor has pursued athletics all her life. Training fitness leaders, yoga and dance students, Todor realized something had… Read More

Not all dangers in the river are monsters...

Jul 18, 2014
(l-r) Hayven Tucker, Alisha Hilchey, Eden Hilchey and Karis Hilchey take advantage of the summer heat and go for a float down the river. The Red Deer River which flows through Drumheller has been an integral part of the community; it provides residents with an escape from the blazing Albertan heat, various water activities, and a peaceful view at… Read More

Starland’s Nelson Farms named BMO Farm Family

Jul 18, 2014
Nelson Farms was named the BMO Farm family for Starland County at this year’s Calgary Stampede. In the old days, a farmer learned to farm by farming – usually with his father or another family member. These days, most young people get some post-secondary education in order to be up-to-date with the latest and most modern thinking on efficient food… Read More

Three Hills derailment under investigation

Jul 18, 2014
By 2 a.m. Monday morning, crews were able to clear up a derailment North of Three Hills and restored service to the track. This followed a derailment which involved 15 cars early Saturday evening. A rail line north of Three Hills is back on track after crews completed the cleanup of a derailment that happened last Saturday evening. At about 7… Read More

Summer work in Standard

Jul 18, 2014
The Standard Beautification Group has been hard at work again this year and have added plants and new planters to different spots throughout town, as well as at Standard’s two welcome signs. A local farmer donated a huge water tank that the group is able to use for their plant care. When summer is over, the group plans to use the planters for… Read More

St. Anthony’s host pilgrimage to Passion Play

Jul 18, 2014
St. Anthony’s Parish in Drumheller is hosting the Drumheller Passion Pilgrimage and has invited everyone to a special event on July 20. At 10 a.m. there will be a mass at the Passion Play Amphitheatre said by Bishop Henry, followed by a barbecue and then the production of the Canadian Badlands Passion Play. Catholics from across the province will… Read More

The Dominator3 brings Storm Chasers to Drumheller…

Jul 18, 2014
The TVNWeather.com "SRV Dominator", one of its armoured tornado chasing vehicles, was in Drumheller Thursday afternoon with the area under a Tornado Watch from the afternoon into the early evening. The company was tracking the storm system moving through the prairies that caused Environment Canada to issue severe thunderstorm and tornado alerts.… Read More

Motorists ignore radar speed sign

Jul 18, 2014
The radar speed sign sits outside of McConkey Park as a warning to drivers to slow down to thirty kilometers per hour while passing through the playground zone. After an investigation that took place by the radar speed sign near McConkey park yielded surprising results, one answer is clear: when it comes to speed, drivers are bending the rules.… Read More

GIECK nee CARDAMONE ANGELA MARIA (BUTT)

Jul 18, 2014
GIECK, nee Cardamone Angela Maria (Butt) July 11, 1930 - July 14, 2014 It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Angela Maria Gieck, our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on July 14, 2014 at Drumheller Continuing Care (Victoria Lane), surrounded by her family. She was born in Haynes, Alberta and moved to Drumheller with her family… Read More

Tornada watch ends for Drumheller area

Jul 17, 2014
TORNADO WATCH ENDED Updated Friday July 18, 11:30 am The tornado watch ended for the Drumheller and Hanna areas last night, and Environment Canada currently has no weather alerts in effect for the region or Alberta. Environment Canada had Drumheller and other parts of the prairies under a Tornado Watch Thursday afternoon and evening, when a humid… Read More

Clowning around and around

Jul 17, 2014
It’s a long way down for Andrew Suntjens as he rolls around the field house of Flyin’ Bob’s Circus Camp. After a generous donation from the Drumheller Rotary Club, the Badlands Community Facility was able to host a summer day camp for kids willing to take a swing at their circus skills. The camp, from July 16 to 18, has the kids learning fifteen… Read More

Former councillor supports BCF

Jul 16, 2014
The Badlands Community Facility (BCF) Fundraising Cabinet is pleased to announce more support from the community. Doug Stanford, former Town Councillor, recently decided to increase his donation to $5,000, in order to secure a place on the Donor Wall, just inside the front doors of the BCF. Stanford’s decision was spurred by receiving a cheque… Read More

July 16 - July 22 > Call 403.823.2580 to place ad

Jul 16, 2014
MISCELLANEOUS COFFEE TABLE FOR SALE... Beautiful brass, glass and stone coffee table from high end furniture store. Will let go for $350.00 or best offer. Bevelled glass is 44x44x1 inch thick. Must be picked up. Phone 403-823-6531. FOR SALE... GE Front Load Laundry pair, like new, used 1 year, $700, Moffat bar fridge, $50, Nature patterned sofa,… Read More

Debt Clock Tour rolls through Drumheller

Jul 15, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, the Drumheller Valley was visited by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF), a lobby group campaigning for a debt-free Alberta. The Debt Clock, towed behind the group’s brand new Ford F-150, represents the how for every second, minute and hour that passes, Alberta’s debt increases by a certain amount. The Alberta Debt Clock tour… Read More

Diabetic Alert Dogs - Fact or Fiction?

Jul 14, 2014
Some dog-owning diabetics have reported that their dogs alert them to the fact that they are having a low blood sugar. As such, there are a number of organizations out there that train dogs specifically to alert their owners to a hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) event. So, does having a hypoglycemia alert dog actually work?A recent s... Read More

Images of derailment near Three Hills

Jul 13, 2014
There is a train derailment north of the Town of Three Hills that includes minor disruption of transportation services. Township Road 322 is closed from Range Road 240 east to the entrance to the grain elevator. The road will remain closed until further notice. Photos courtesy the Three Hills Capital Read More

Train derails near Three Hills

Jul 13, 2014
Township Road 322 in Kneehill County is closed as crew deal with a train derailment north of the Town of Three Hills. Alberta Emergency Alert issued the alert at 10:18 p.m. Initial reports indicate the derailment happened north of Three Hills at about 7p.m. Saturday and involved about 15 cars. There were no reports of injuries. Township Road 322… Read More

Hanna Roundhouse scheduled for assessment

Jul 11, 2014
The Hanna Roundhouse Society has received funding that allows it to move forward with work on the historical site. The society is receiving over $17,000 in a matching grant from the province which will help cover the costs of an assessment on the Roundhouse. “We are proceeding with some of the building evaluation - the ceiling and the walls. The… Read More

New angle on area aerial photography

Jul 11, 2014
A number of towns in the area are getting a new look when it comes to aerial photography. Not only are the recent aerial photographs of these towns the traditional overhead view, they’re also taken at a forty-five degree angle for a more complete picture. Justin Hill, GIS Coordinator with Palliser Regional Municipal Services, co-ordianted the… Read More

Passion Play Golf Tournament surpasses expectations

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    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