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Football facillty vandalized

Football facillty vandalized

 

The Drumheller Football Association has built a tradition of pride amon...

Close call on 4 Street West

Close call on 4 Street West


    RCMP arrived pretty quickly to 4 Street West this morni...

New Alberta licence plates scrapped

New Alberta licence plates scrapped

Alberta’s new Premier Jim Prentice announced this afternoon, September 18, that hi...

Aquaplex waterslide contract official

Aquaplex waterslide contract official

The Town of Drumheller's work toward a new Aquaplex waterslide is one step cl...

Extreme Alberta summer weather ruins area crops

Extreme Alberta summer weather ruins area crops

A juice jug, sitting on top of wheat in a field west of Michichi shows just h...

Mah seeks PC nod

Mah seeks PC nod

Drumheller's Ed Mah hopes to enter provincial politics.

To say the Albert...

Help police identify suspects

Help police identify suspects

 

Drumheller RCMP are asking anyone recognizing the people in the ph...

Tough Mudder Drumheller 2014

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Deadline passed to enter “Drumheller's Got Talent”

Sep 19, 2014
Youth ages 13 to 18 wanting to take a shot at performing in a local talent show have until the end of this week to get their registration in. “Drumhellers’ Got Talent” is accepting registrations through to and including Friday, September 19. A $20 cash fee must be paid at time of registration. Registration can be turned into Drumheller’s Town… Read More

Walk the Dog for Cancer society fundraiser

Sep 17, 2014
A new cancer society fundraiser involving man’s best friend is coming to Drumheller later in September. Siobhan Doherty, spokesperson Canadian Cancer Society, said Bark for Life is scheduled for ParticiPark, also known as Riverside Park, for Saturday, September 27, from noon to 3 p.m. Doherty describes the course as a cone track set up around the… Read More

Dragons make it three wins

Sep 16, 2014
The Drumheller Dragons faced the Okotoks Oilers at the Memorial Arena Tuesday night and won their third game of the season with a score of 6-1. The action started early as the Dragons' Dakota Zaharichuk opened scoring one minute and forty-three seconds into the game with an assist from Ethan James. At 9:08 Mitchell Cook scored the Dragons second… Read More

Drumheller RCMP request public's help

Sep 16, 2014
The Drumheller RCMP are asking the public for help after two bikes were stolen from a backyard and several items were reported stolen from a number of unlocked vehicles in town. The thefts took place late Monday evening, September 15, and early Tuesday morning, September 16, in the following areas: - 200 block of 3rd Street East (one occurrence) -… Read More

Town hires new director

Sep 16, 2014
The Town of Drumheller has hired a new Director of Protective Services. Former by-law enforcement supervisor Greg Peters will be taking on the new director’s role for the Town. Peters’ department will be responsible for the administration of Drumheller’s fire and police services, as well as enforcement, and disaster preparedness. Peters has been… Read More

MACGREGOR PAULA JACQUELINE (Jackie)

Sep 16, 2014
MACGREGOR, Paula Jacqueline (Jackie) July 2, 1938 - September 6, 2014 Paula Jacqueline MacGregor (Calkin) passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014, in Drumheller General Hospital in Drumheller, Alberta after a brief illness. She was born in Nova Scotia where she was raised and educated before moving to Drumheller 36 years ago. Jackie was the loving… Read More

DE BERNARDO MARIE ANGELA

Sep 16, 2014
DE BERNARDO, Marie Angela FEBRUARY 4, 1923 – AUGUST 29, 2014 Marie passed away in Kamloops, BC at the age of 91. Marie lived most of her life in Drumheller, moving to Kamloops in 1996 when the love of her life, Herman passed away. Marie spent many years working as a waitress at the Corner Café and the Diana Lunch. Herman and Marie could be seen on… Read More

September 17 - September 23 > Call 403.823.2580…

Sep 16, 2014
FIREWOOD DAVIS’S FIREWOOD... Seasoned wood, pine and tamarack. Deliveries available. 403-546-2521. FOR SALE FOR SALE...Order now nuts and fruits from RANCHO VIGNOLA Contact Verdant Valley & Dorcas members by Sept 28 for delivery mid November. 403-823-4150. Not selling at Farmers Market. PETS FOR SALE... Maltese puppies, $1000 each, Siamese kittens… Read More

Do iWant the iWatch?

Sep 14, 2014
Big news in the technology world - the Apple Watch was unveiled for the first time, and it's expected to arrive on shelves in 2015. Of the multitude of fascinating features, one aspect that is getting a lot of attention is the iWatch's ability to track physical activity and provide integrated fitness/activity apps to help guide... Read More

Dragons win home opener, raise banner

Sep 13, 2014
The sounds of hundreds of orange cowbells rang out from the Drumheller Memorial Arena Friday night as the Drumheller Dragons played their first home game of the 2014-2015 regular season. The Dragons welcomed the Calgary Mustangs who played hard, but the home team took a 5-2 win, their second of the season. The night began with the anticipation of… Read More

Extreme make-over: wall edition

Sep 12, 2014
Walmart has taken out a building permit to repair the damaged wall on their property. Mayor Yemen said the company is planning to start the work later into September, weather permitting. After the initial start date this spring lapsed without repairs, the Town of Drumheller spent time trying to get Walmart to have the repairs completed this… Read More

“Awesome country and amazing history, hospitable…

Sep 12, 2014
Every year InSide Drumheller holds the Great Drumheller Dinosaur Challenge, not only a great way to spend an afternoon, it provides wonderful feedback from visitors on their valley experience. Summer came to an abrupt end this week, with one day under a blistering sun and the next behind a blustery wind. It was an exciting year for the valley.… Read More

Caged for Kennels comes back for fifth year

Sep 12, 2014
This Wednesday some local personalities are going to be locked up, all in the name of a good cause. On Wednesday, September 17, four men (canines) and four women (felines) will be begging for money to be released at the fifth annual Caged for Kennels. “Our goal is to raise at least $8,000,” said Peggy Ginger of the Drumheller and District Humane… Read More

Members approve credit unions merger

Sep 12, 2014
Members gave a resounding “yes” in favour of the amalgamation of Chinook Credit Union and First Calgary Financial. At special general meetings held earlier this week, Chinook Credit Union and First Calgary Financial members voted yes to the amalgamation that will see the two credit unions join operations into a new regionally-focused credit union.… Read More

Ukraine students learn about Drumheller

Sep 12, 2014
When Mayor Terry Yemen was in The Ukraine to observe the election last spring, his translator was a university professor who taught second year English. He proposed a essay contest about Drumheller for a small scholarship. The following is the winning essay by Ann Mormil. The Town of Drumheller Every city or town of the world has a charm of its… Read More

Drumheller’s Pool league starts new season

Sep 11, 2014
Pool sharks and novice pool players alike are invited to join the local BCA Pool league for the 2014/15 season. Monday, September 15 at 7:45 p.m. is the start up meeting for the pool league at Sandstone Lanes. Ralph Veenhuis, League Operator for BCA Pool leagues in Drumheller and Olds area, said the meeting is for all team captains, and anyone… Read More

Town’s seniors programs start in September

Sep 11, 2014
The Town of Drumheller is again offering different programs for the area’s seniors to enjoy over the September to May season. The Badlands Community Facility is the place to go for the Seniors Drop-In Walking Program. Drop-in walking began Monday, September 8, and costs a toonie for non-BCF members. The drop-in walking runs every Monday at BCF… Read More

Gearing up for Coats for Kids

Sep 11, 2014
As summer begins to progress to fall, and the evenings get chillier, it is a subtle reminder that cooler days are around the corner. It is because of this, once again Western GM is getting ready for Coats For Kids. This is the sixth annual Coat For Kids campaign, and its objectives are simple: to collects as many good reusable winter outer… Read More

East Coulee School Museum receives CFEP funding

Sep 10, 2014
The East Coulee School Museum is one step closer to taking on Phase 1 of its improvement and renovation plan, thanks to a boost from the Alberta Government. This week the museum received a Community Facilities Enhancement Program (CFEP) Grant for $25,000, putting them closer to their goal, and allowing the museum to tackle its most pressing need,… Read More

Fred Fox to speak on lasting legacy of brother…

Sep 10, 2014
The hard work and dedication of students at St. Anthony’s has earned them a visit from a member of Terry Fox’s family. St. Anthony’s has been a great supporter of the Terry Fox School Run and has raised more than $80,000 in the last 10 years. This year’s School walk day is September 24 and they have set the lofty goal of raising $12,500. Leading… Read More

Drumheller student issues fasting challenge to…

Sep 10, 2014
Cody Makowecki…challenges other to fast, and donate to help feed a family. A Drumheller high school student is challenging others to learn a little more about how the poorest of the poor live, and to hopefully alleviate hunger pains felt in the Roatan. Cody Makowecki is entering Grade 10 at St. Anthony’s School. As part of his requirement to… Read More

ARCHIBALD ERNEST

Sep 10, 2014
ARCHIBALD, Ernest December 22, 1921 - August 31, 2014 Ernest Archibald passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the age of 92. He is survived by daughters April(Jerry) Zacharuk, Karen Fouquette, Lois(Ross) Frisken, sons Morris(Jodi) Archibald & Roy(Ann) Archibald. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 1 great great… Read More

MONTGOMERY EUGENE ROYCE

Sep 10, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Eugene Royce December 21, 1931 - August 31, 2014 Mr. Eugene Royce Montgomery was born December 21, 1931 in Drumheller, Alberta. Eugene passed away at the age of 82 years, August 31, 2014 at the Drumheller Hospital with family at his side. Eugene came from a family with six siblings and is predeceased by; his loving wife Marguerite,… Read More

RADKE NANCY (nee Donnelly)

Sep 10, 2014
RADKE, Nancy (nee Donnelly) April 28, 1950 - September 4, 2014 Nancy was born on April 28, 1950 in Olean, New York, she passed away unexpectedly while camping on September 4, 2014 at Blood Indian Reservoir. Nancy was the fifth child of eight. Nancy moved to Bellingham, Washington with her family, she graduated High School in 1968 in Bellingham.… 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