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East Coulee School Museum - a look into coal mining past

East Coulee School Museum - a look into coal mining past



    During its busiest time, the East Coulee School held 250 ...

Dinosaur half to include full marathon

Dinosaur half to include full marathon



    Already 231 are signed up for the fifth annual Community ...

Seeing double in Rosebud

Seeing double in Rosebud


    Blink, blink...Are you seeing double? We sure are in Ro...

Friends of East Wheatland dream big for new school

Friends of East Wheatland dream big for new school

Friends of East Wheatland is a group of individuals with a goal set to help s...

Bees cause buzz at Rosedale construction

Bees cause buzz at Rosedale construction

A Rosedale resident has found something in a new house he is constructing tha...

Rockyford Rodeo starts Friday*

Rockyford Rodeo starts Friday*

 

The annual Rockyford Lions and Ag Society Club Rodeo celebrates 57...

Community mourns loss of Jerry Brett

Community mourns loss of Jerry Brett

A Drumheller man known for his passion for family and soccer died Tuesday in ...

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Passion Play cancels Friday night's performance

Jul 25, 2014
The Badlands Passion Play has been forced to cancel its performance on Friday, July 25, 2014. The Passion Play posted on it s Facebook Page that concerns about the weather has prompted them to cancel tonight’s performance, “The combination of rain and high winds posses a hazard to both our audience and our actors,” states a letter from executive… Read More

High wind warning for Hanna region

Jul 25, 2014
The Hanna, Coronation and Oyen areas can expect winds of up to 90 kilometres per hour today. Environment Canada has issued a high wind alert for the region. Along with these gusts, Environment Canada says the area can expect a considerable amount of rain. The high winds are expected this morning and will carry on into the afternoon. The Drumheller… Read More

Tough Mudder open house Thursday, July 24

Jul 23, 2014
The Tough Mudder Obstacle "Sewage Outlet" has participants crawl through mud up an inclined tube, ending in a four-foot drop into muddy water. The Town of Drumheller is hosting a drop-in information session on Tough Mudder this Thursday, July 24. Ryan Semchuck, President of the Drumheller Festival Society, said the 7:00 p.m. session at the… Read More

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

Local junior golf tournament set for August

Jul 22, 2014
` The Junior Open golf tournament at Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club is set for August, and the club is eyeing a day toward or at the end of the month. Director of Golf Jamie Scott said they’re looking for players 18 and under, no matter your golf skill level, to take part in the tournament. The club is also asking for volunteers to assist in… Read More

Community assesses damage from storm

Jul 22, 2014
Drumheller and the surrounding area were hit by a destructive hailstorm Saturday, July 19. Developing in the Rocky Mountains, and heading Eastward throughout the evening, the summer storm that blew through Drumheller brought alarming amounts of damage to the area due to a large volume of hail, intermingled with rain and high wind speeds. Bill… Read More

Town hires Corporate Services Director, Economic…

Jul 22, 2014
The Town of Drumheller has made some key hires recently, filling out its staff. The Town announced this week that it has hired Barbara Miller as Director of Corporate Services. “Barbara’s years of experience will be a valuable addition to our organization,” said Town of Drumheller CAO Ray Romanetz. She brings with her a certified accountant… 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

Storm rips through valley

Jul 20, 2014
Sunday morning Drumheller residents were getting a better look at the damage caused by Saturday night’s thunderstorm. A violent storm ripped through the valley shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday night, and within the hour calm was restored. Almost immediately social media buzzed with incredible photos and videos of the storm rolling in, and the… Read More

RCMP Update: Sudden death near East Coulee

Jul 19, 2014
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 16 year old employee was working with a piece of large machinery when he was killed. RCMP investigation determined this to be a non criminal tragic incident. Alberta… 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

Six year old artist designs favourite wrestler’s gear

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    Luke Miles likes wrestling.
    The six-year-old Drumheller boy can recite the names of hall of famers Andre the Giant and Honky-tonk Man to the present day greats of John Cena and Dolff Zeigler. He knows what match is going on, what is coming up and who the champions are. He is an avid reader of WWE Kids magazine.
    Okay, Luke Miles loves wrestling.

    One of his favourites is Kofi Kingston, the three time Intercontinental Champion.
    “He’s a great high flyer,” said Luke.
    It was through his favourite magazine that Luke had the chance of a lifetime. He entered a contest to design Kingston’s trunks and kick pads.
    The youngster’s artistic vision and ability paid off as he won the contest. His design was chosen. His picture appeared in WWE Kids and Kingston debuted his new look gear at the Over the Limit Pay Per View event in May.
    The outfit is in colours of the Ghanaian flag, where Kofi hails from, and features Kofi’s personal logo. Because it reminded Luke of a spider, he also added spider webs.
    In WWE Kids Kingston said, “I had a hard time picking just one design, because they were all incredible. Luke’s drawing has a lot of different elements to it - The Ghanaian flag on the back, the spider webs and the overall design from top to bottom, it really had so much going on. It was really cool to me, thanks, Luke!”
    The experience was a thrill for Luke, son of Cory and Crystal.  He watches wrestling with his older brother and his dad. He demonstrates time and again his knowledge of the wrestling world is top notch.
 While Luke is getting ready to start Grade 1 this fall at Greentree School, it may be a little early to start career planning, but when asked if one day he would like to be a wrestler, he said he wanted to become a wrestling trainer.