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Flu shots now available

Flu shots now available

Drumheller Pharmacist Ray Ainsough administers the 'flu vaccination.

 

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Town working on water

Town working on water

The Town of Drumheller has been receiving complaints over water taste and odour.

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Award in honour of former student Adele Dyck

Award in honour of former student Adele Dyck

 

St. Anthony’s principal JoAnne Akerboom, right, presents the Adele Dyck Mem...

Dragons lose 2-1 against Grande Prairie Storm

Dragons lose 2-1 against Grande Prairie Storm



The Drumheller Dragons took a loss during an afternoon game against the Grande Prairi...
Scotch Club tours the Valley

Scotch Club tours the Valley



The Drumheller Scotch Club toured the Valley tonight. The club stopped at the Orkney ...
Horseshoe Club razed by fire

Horseshoe Club razed by fire

Fire and police are investigating what appears to be another case of vandalism over...

Saturday morning Chrysler cruise

Saturday morning Chrysler cruise

Members of the ALX Car Club were through the valley on a cruise Saturday morning, O...

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Deliciously Healthy Fall Pumpkin Recipes!

Oct 20, 2014
It's that time of the year again ... time to pull out the turtleneck sweaters and curl up by the fireplace after spending some time in the brisk outdoors. With fall comes pumpkins - pumpkin carving, Hallowe'en decorating, roasting pumpkin seeds... so much fun!Pumpkin can be enjoyed in many healthy, delicious ways, without an abundance of... Read More

MP Sorenson has busy fall session

Oct 17, 2014
It has been a busy fall in Ottawa for MP Kevin Sorenson. As Minister of State for Finance he has been part of some major announcements in regards to tax changes, however Canada’s response to the crisis in Iraq has dominated parliament. There was vigorous debate in the House of Commons last week as to Canada’s response to the aggression of the… Read More

Court finds man guilty of drug charges

Oct 17, 2014
Drumheller Court House. A man was found guilty of possession of drugs for the purposes of trafficking last Friday in provincial court in Drumheller. Dwayne Sorenson appeared in provincial court in Drumheller for trial. He was charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking. Procedurally, his… Read More

Careless driving charge in highway accident

Oct 16, 2014
photo The Drumheller Mail. Drumheller RCMP have laid a charge of careless driving after Tuesday night’s accident on the highway about 4 kilometres out of Drumheller. At around 6:15 p.m. October 14th, Drumheller’s Emergency Services responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 9 between Drumheller and Munson. RCMP charged the driver of a Ford… Read More

Dalum's new fire hall receives Cenovus boost

Oct 15, 2014
Back: (l-r): Gary Tebb and Dan Spitzer, Cenovus-Grasslands Division, Dalum Deputy Fire Chief Mike Ostergard and Dalum Fire Chief Albert Jensen, Brent Grieve, Cenovus-Grasslands Division Front: (l-r) Dalum Volunteer firefighters Jim Eskeland, Gary Geeraert, Jeff Siry. Cenovus Energy gave a boost to Dalum’s completion of it’s new fire hall… Read More

Thanksgiving pool closure disappoints residents

Oct 15, 2014
Families looking to spend time in the pool on Thanksgiving Monday were left disappointed. Drumheller’s Aquaplex was closed on Thanksgiving Monday, leading to frustration for a number of area residents and a lot of discussion on social media about the topic over the Thanksgiving weekend. Mayor Yemen confirmed that the Aquaplex was closed this year,… Read More

October 15 - October 21 > Call 403.823.2580 to…

Oct 15, 2014
FIREWOOD DAVIS’S FIREWOOD... Seasoned wood, pine and tamarack. Deliveries available. 403-546-2521. SERVICES I am a 72 year old retired single man. I was living in Calgary for 44 years and had a business for 35 years as “Renovators Specialist and Handyman Services”. I am looking to exchange a cozy room for work or else around the house. References… Read More

HAUTZINGER NORMA IRENE (Stickney)

Oct 15, 2014
HAUTZINGER, Norma Irene (Stickney) February 14, 1926 - October 11, 2014 Norma passed away on October 11, 2014 in Drumheller at the age of 88 years. Norma was born on February 14, 1926 in Morrin, Alberta. Norma is lovingly survived by her daughters, Debbie (Bill) Hutchens of Drumheller, Alberta, Vicki (Harry) Ezio of Spirit River, Alberta, Marcie… Read More

Badlands Aquatics begins new swim season

Oct 14, 2014
Members of the Badlands Aquatics Club prepare for a dive into the pool during one of their three weekly practices at Drumheller's Aquaplex. The Badlands Aquatic Club has recently started their season and their first swim meets are coming up quickly. The Juniors first meet of the new season is October 19 in Calgary. Coach Sheila Martin said the… Read More

Zone Diet - Dr Sue's Review

Oct 14, 2014
The Zone Diet is one of the most popularized diet programs out there. The premise of the program is to eat 30% of your calories as protein, 30% as fat, and 40% as carbohydrate. This balance is distributed evenly over the course of the day, provided as 3 meals and 2 snacks. Portion control is emphasized.In terms of the science,... Read More

Cheers to Legacy Patio

Oct 13, 2014
The Badlands Community Facility (BCF) was oom-pah-ing its way through the second annual Oktoberfest celebrations Saturday, October 4. They were also celebrating the completion of the Legacy Patio. The patio features prominently at the south entrance of the BCF and features benches and picnic tables for the public to enjoy. Residents can show their… Read More

A warm hug from area residents

Oct 13, 2014
Drumheller Salvation Army’s Lieutenants Dusty and Laurie Sauder show some winter coats gathered during Drumheller Western GM’s Coats for Kids drive held September 24. It’s always nice to get more than you expected, especially when it comes to a winter coat drive. Drumheller Salvation Army Lieutenant Dusty Sauder said this year’s Western GM’s Coats… Read More

Turkey time

Oct 13, 2014
The Tabert boys, five-year-old Luke, left, and three-year-old Jackson, with the family's inflatable tukey on their front lawn at home in Drumheller. Mom Crystal said Jackson heads to the window as soon as he gets up to make sure the turkey, along with a large cat and pirate ship inflatables, are up and running. The boys want to wish everyone a… Read More

Dragons lose against Brooks

Oct 12, 2014
The Drumheller Dragons visited the Brooks Bandits Saturday night but left with a loss as the Bandits won the game 7-1. The only goal for the Dragons was scored late in the third period on the power play by Reid Nemeth at 17:39. The Dragons will have a few rest days before they welcome the Canmore Eagles to town Friday night for a 7:30 start at… Read More

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Terrapins guest…

Oct 11, 2014
The peewee Tim Horton's Terrapins cheer after a pep-talk from guest coach CFL Calgary Stampeder's quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, but unfortuantely Sylvan Lake ended up taking the game. Mitchell and Stamps mascot Ralph the Dog were out to DVSS fields today to help show Calgary Stampeder's support for the Drumheller Community Football Association's,… Read More

Practice paying off for senior girls volleyball

Oct 11, 2014
The Senior Girls Dynos Volleyball team at Drumheller Valley Secondary School has been together for just a month, and the team’s coach has noticed a lot of improvements over that time. “I’m happy with the progress they’re making,” said coach Dawn Sullivan, “and look forward to continued progress.” The team played well and had a great match with… Read More

Sick pets cause for concern

Oct 11, 2014
RCMP are cautioning pet owners to be vigilant controlling their animals and be on the lookout for suspicious food or other items. This come after The RCMP learned of some sick dogs. One dog in the Riverside area passed away, while at least two other dogs appeared to be very sick. While a number on social media has speculated that it could be… Read More

Dragons win in Overtime

Oct 10, 2014
The Drumheller Dragons welcomed the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the AJHL North to Memorial Arena tonight for a game that left fans on the edge of their seats throughout. The Oil Barons opened the scoring with two goals, the first by Michael Sauer and the second by Mitchell Vanderlaan but the Dragons fought back scoring two goals; first Ethan James… Read More

Crop fire extinguished near Morrin

Oct 10, 2014
Fire crews from Morrin, Munson, Drumheller, Starland County, and Starland Hutterite Colony battled this fire that burned an estimated 60 to 80 acres of farmland Friday, October 11. No one was injured when area fire crews battled a blaze Friday, October 11, about 3 1/2 miles east of the Morrin intersection. The fire began around 11:30 this morning… Read More

Sabres end golf season

Oct 10, 2014
The St, Anthony’s golf team had a strong year. (l-r) Tyler Cardamone and Riley Gaudet, were coached along by Jay Mulgrew and performed well at zones. Gaudet qualified for provincials. At the provincial contest on September 29 and 30, Gaudet achieved a score of 98 at Redwood Meadows, and then on the Spirit River course he scored an 86, finishing in… Read More

Council seeks clear arts funding policy

Oct 10, 2014
While art may be open to interpretation, Drumheller’s Town Council wants its art funding policy to be clear cut. Council will seek to define its arts funding policy in the wake of a funding request from the Badlands Art Gallery September 15, 2014. The matter returned to Town Council and was discussed at its regular meeting Monday, October 6, 2014.… Read More

Drumheller RCMP sets sights on seat belts

Oct 10, 2014
Drumheller RCMP will be focusing on seat belt enforcement for the month of October. Throughout the month of October, Alberta RCMP, along with other enforcement partners such as Sheriffs, will step up efforts to educate drivers on the proper use of seat belts and child safety seats. “Drivers are responsible for their safety and the safety of their… Read More

Drumheller Encana office retained in deal with…

Oct 10, 2014
Encana announced a deal with Ember Resources on Wednesday that will see much of its Clearwater assets sold, however the Drumheller Encana office will continue on. On Wednesday morning Encana made an announcement that it would be selling the bulk of its Clearwater Business Unit Assets to Ember Recourses. While Drumheller is firmly in Clearwater’s… Read More

Jensen officiating in WHL

Oct 09, 2014
A Drumheller hockey official is rising through the ranks, and last week called his first major junior game. Tyler Jensen, son of Tammy and Mike, has been working his way up the officiating ladder and last week, he acted as a lineman in the WHL in a Calgary Hitmen game versus the Lethbridge Hurricanes. This was at the Scotiabank Saddledome. “It was… 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.