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Safety of Morrin Corner, Highways 9 & 21 under review

Safety of Morrin Corner, Highways 9 & 21 under review


A filephoto of a collision at Morrin Corner in July of 2013 where two STARS choppers ...

George Kallay inducted into Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame

George Kallay inducted into Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame

A hockey hero who has served the game and the people who play it, locally and natio...

Atlas awarded Canada 150 grant

Atlas awarded Canada 150 grant

The Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site received a boost from the federal govern...

Rosebud Chamber Music Festival returns even bigger

Rosebud Chamber Music Festival returns even bigger

As you drive toward Rosebud, Alberta, the blacktop prairie highway rolls under your...

Dinny the Dinosaur will get much needed repairs

Dinny the Dinosaur will get much needed repairs

Dinny the Dinosaur is going to be getting some much needed repairs.
Ed Palm of Palm...

Drumheller players shine at Alberta 55 Plus summer games

Drumheller players shine at Alberta 55 Plus summer games

 

Strathmore was full of activity July 16-19 as over 1200 individuals gathere...

Single vehicle accident near Nacmine

Single vehicle accident near Nacmine

At approximently 2:40 p.m. Friday, July 24 Drumheller Emergency Services responded ...

Drumheller Town Council Meeting

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2015 Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede Gid'up

Jul 16, 2015
It doesn't take more than a few clicks through the official Calgary Stampede Photo Archives to see that there have been a few changes to Stampede fashion in the last 103 years. In fact, during the first decade of the event, the only people who wore 'old west' attire, were the cowboys who actaully competed in the rodeo, while the attendees simply… Read More
New Obesity Medication - Liraglutide On The SCALE

New Obesity Medication - Liraglutide On The SCALE

Jul 05, 2015
Liraglutide, a medication that we currently use to treat type 2 diabetes, will soon become available in Canada as a treatment for obesity. Hot off the presses, the biggest clinical trial to study liraglutide as an obesity treatment has just been published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.This SCALE obesity trial enrolled just... Read More
Preventing Childhood Obesity - Jamie Oliver on TED Talks

Preventing Childhood Obesity - Jamie Oliver on…

Jun 26, 2015
In a world where not only adult obesity, but also childhood obesity, is a common and serious health concern, strategies are urgently needed to help to combat this epidemic.Jamie Oliver, chef and advocate against childhood obesity, has provided a riveting TED talk about childhood obesity that is well worth watching. A few points that... Read More
Keeping Kids Active This Father's Day - And All Year!

Keeping Kids Active This Father's Day - And All…

Jun 20, 2015
In the fight against childhood obesity, it's important to promote an active lifestyle for kids. Studies show that family based interventions work best to prevent and treat childhood obesity. Recently, I participated in a fantastic family-oriented triathlon weekend, where kids raced one day and adults the next. What a great way to... Read More
Keeping Kids Active This Father's Day - And All Year!

Keeping Kids Active This Father's Day - And All…

Jun 20, 2015
In the fight against childhood obesity, it's important to promote an active lifestyle for kids. Studies show that family based interventions work best to prevent and treat childhood obesity. Recently, I participated in a fantastic family-oriented triathlon weekend, where kids raced one day and adults the next. What a great way to... Read More
We Think Fat. Why?

We Think Fat. Why?

Jun 14, 2015
While the balance between calories in and calories out is closely monitored by our brains, our brains tend to ‘think fat’ – meaning that this regulation favors an accumulation of fat stores. The extent to which our brains ‘think fat’ is very different from person to person – genetics may in fact underlie as much as 70% of human obesity. ... Read More
Chew Your Smoothie!

Chew Your Smoothie!

Jun 07, 2015
I came across the interesting concept of chewing a smoothie in my online travels, and I feel it's a concept well worth sharing!In my weight management counselling, one thing I will often mention to my patients is not to drink calories (with the exception of skim milk). There are a number of reasons for this:1. It takes about 15 minutes... Read More

Lots of excitement at the Tyrrell Museum this week

Jun 05, 2015
Check today's inSide Drumheller for the story about Regaliceratops peterhewsi. Read More
Peeing At Night? Could Be Sleep Apnea

Peeing At Night? Could Be Sleep Apnea

May 30, 2015
Many people get up to pee at night. This could simply be a reflection of drinking water before bedtime, caffeine, or alcohol, or it could be a symptom of a medical problem, one of which is sleep apnea.Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition where the upper airway is obstructed during sleep, causing pauses in air intake despite an effort... Read More

Obituaries

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DOVE-1

CRAIG, SAM

Jul 28, 2015
CRAIG, Sam July 8, 1931 - July 27, 2015 Sam passed peacefully on Monday, July 27. She is survived by 2 sons, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grand children and 5 siblings. The family wants to express our appreciation for the community of Dalum for always being there for mom. Also a special thanks to the staff at the Continuing Care unit in Drumheller… Read More
DIANETHOMAS

THOMAS, DIANE ROBERTA (CHAMBERS)

Jul 21, 2015
THOMAS, Diane Roberta (Chambers) August 13, 1955 - July 13, 2015 Diane was born August 13,1955 in Drumheller AB to Harold and Gertrude Chambers. She grew up on the family farm south of Delia. Diane received her high school diploma from Delia School and went on to complete her hairdressing certificate in Calgary. Diane married Ron Thomas December… Read More
BrentHoughton

HOUGHTON, BRENT DOUGLAS

Jul 20, 2015
HOUGHTON, Brent Douglas November 13, 1969 - July 13, 2015 It is with the deepest sadness that the family of Brent Houghton wish to announce his sudden passing. Brent was predeceased by his parents, Lorna & Vern Houghton. Brent leaves to mourn his passing his children, Victoria and Cole Houghton, and his brother Rob Houghton. A Celebration of Life… Read More
BerniceLiddicoat

LIDDICOAT, BERNICE ELIZABETH

Jul 16, 2015
LIDDICOAT, Bernice Elizabeth (nee Holmes) March 7, 1927 - Thunder Bay, ON - July 13, 2015 - Drumheller, AB Bernice Elizabeth Liddicoat went to be with her Lord on July 13, 2015 in Drumheller, Alberta. It is with joy that she is now reunited with her husband Wilbert, son Larry, and daughter-in-law Carol. Bernice is survived by sons, Howard of Red… Read More
MaryRitz

RITZ, MARY FLORENCE

Jul 15, 2015
RITZ, Mary Florence August 17, 1941 - July 6, 2015 Heaven became a better place on Monday, July 6, 2015 when Mary Florence Ritz, née Hart, was called home. Mary was born August 17, 1941 in Swan River, Manitoba to William (Bill) and Yvonne Hart. Mary was the 5th in a family of 6 little live wires. Mary was predeceased by her brother Thomas, brother… Read More
RogerElisBerlando

BERLANDO, ROGER ELIS

Jul 09, 2015
BERLANDO, Roger Elis May 3, 1929 - July 8, 2015 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Roger Elis Berlando. Roger passed away peacefully July 8, 2015 in the Drumheller Continuing Care Facility. Roger was born in Drumheller May 3, 1929 to parents Eugenio and Santina Berlando. He grew up in Star Mine where he spent most of his… Read More

Alberta Party talks policy with Drumheller Councillors

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    The political landscape of Alberta has been shattered with the recent announcement of Premier Ed Stelmach’s retirement, quickly followed by Ted Morton stepping out of caucus and Liberal leader David Swan also announcing his retirement.

    The Wildrose Alliance has also been on the road publicly establishing itself as an alternative government ready to make a strike when an election is called.
    Another group has also been mobilizing, but over coffee, in kitchens and even online.
    Preceding the shake up at the legislature, Dave Taylor, Liberal MLA, announced he would be joining the Alberta Party, a name that has been around for years, but has a found new currency on the political landscape.
    Interim leader of the Alberta Party Sue Huff and organizer Michael Walters were through Drumheller on Monday, February 7. They met with Drumheller town councillors.
    “We have a municipal governance policy, it is a new policy we are working on and we want to get feedback from municipal councillors, mayor and reeves,” said Huff on their visit. They have been through a number of communities in Alberta with this goal in mind.
    The Alberta Party has been on the fringes of Alberta politics for years, first formed in 1985 from fragments of the Social Credit movement and even some separatist sentiments. About a year ago, a new movement began under the Alberta Party moniker.
    “We are a party that builds our policies on the values of Albertans and believes that in order to build good policy you better listen, and listen well, to what Albertans want,” said Huff.
    In fact, listen in what they say they have done over the last year. They even called it the “Big Listen.”
    Walter explains that a year ago the part membership was about 40 strong.
    “Our party started from scratch, any policies we did have we suspended because we didn’t want them to bias the process, we didn’t want to sell policy that was pre-existing based on a small group of people,” he said.  “In just over a year we have moved from 40 members to almost 900 today.”
Huff said the party takes a moderate balanced approach.
    “(We) believe that government should be pragmatic rather than ideological, and the best ideas come when you listen to a lot of people, and are willing to acknowledge that good ideas exist everywhere. Good ideas come from across the political spectrum,” said Huff.
    “Grassroots" is a term bandied about in politics. Another political movement under the banner of the Wildrose Alliance also went to the “grassroots” to form tips policy.
    “We started the conversation in a very different place, we started from values…we asked three questions - what pressures are you facing, what are your hopes for the future and what are you grateful for living in Alberta,” said Huff.
    Walters adds, “Before anyone had heard of the other party, they had a leader and were well financed, that is a significant difference. They came up with a product and a brand to sell.”
    With the change in the political climate in Alberta, the party is working hard to be ready for an election whenever it comes. Currently they have 29 constituency associations organized and are aiming to have 50 in place by mid-March. After associations are formed there will be a push for candidates.
    “We have a restrained sense of urgency. We know it (the election) is coming but we are not going to cut corners for political expediency. We are preparing to run candidates in every riding and build the infrastructure in every riding. If we find the right candidate who is local and committed…we are not going to parachute anyone in to be a candidate,” said Walters.
    More on the party can be found at www.albertaparty.ca.