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Lockdown and search at institution concludes

Lockdown and search at institution concludes

The lockdown put in place at Drumheller Institution on October 20, 2014 has ended a...

Standing guard on Saturday

Standing guard on Saturday


Royal Canadian Legion Branch #22 President Deb Bolduc will be standing in v...

Minister Sorenson  addresses attack in Ottawa

Minister Sorenson addresses attack in Ottawa

Hon. Kevin Sorenson, Member of Parliament for Crowfoot and Minister of State (Finan...

Dragons take third shutout Thursday night

Dragons take third shutout Thursday night

The Drumheller Dragons met the Olds Grizzlys in Hanna Thursday night and went home wi...
Napier film projector lands new movie first

Napier film projector lands new movie first

    Drumheller residents have the opportunity to be some of the first ...

Morrin SADD chapter promoting safe driving practices

Morrin SADD chapter promoting safe driving practices

    The Morrin SADD Chapter has remained a force in the community pr...

Partial solar eclipse visible in valley

Partial solar eclipse visible in valley

A few Drumhellerites had their “protected” eyes to the sky Thursday afternoon check...

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Local teacher plans 2017 school trip to mark Vimy…

Oct 24, 2014
A local teacher wants to share her dream trip to France with students. Drumheller Valley Secondary School teacher Lynn Hemming is planning a school trip to France’s Vimy Ridge for 2017. April 2017 marks the 100th anniversary Canadian forces won the battle of Vimy Ridge against German forces during World War I, also known as “The Great War”, losing… Read More

Police remove problem coyote

Oct 22, 2014
The Drumheller RCMPhave removed what appeared to be a problem coyote in southwest Drumheller area earlier today.The RCMP had received a several calls Wednesday afternoon reporting a coyote in the Bankview area. According to police, the coyote did not have any fear of people and was behaving strangely. There were children in playing in the area,… Read More

Artist eyes goalie mask market

Oct 22, 2014
Morgen Schinnour has been busy designing and airbrushing goalie Mask for Canadian and American customers. She is hoping to get more exposure and gain some clients in the Western Hockey League. A former Drumheller artist is carving her own niche getting noticed at rinks in western Canada, and beyond. The Mail reported in 2007 of Morgen Schinnour’s… Read More

Immunization begins battle to beat flu bug 2014

Oct 22, 2014
Riverside Value Drug Mart intern Jocelyn Turenne provides a flu shot to Darlene Martin. Alberta Health is encouraging Albertans to get immunized early, estimating it takes about two weeks after receiving the influenza immunization to be fully protected.mailphoto by Michele Scott. The province’s program to help protect Albertans battle to beat the… Read More

October 22 - October 28 > Call 403.823.2580 to…

Oct 22, 2014
FIREWOOD DAVIS’S FIREWOOD... Seasoned wood, pine and tamarack. Deliveries available. 403-546-2521. WOODCHUCKERS FIREWOOD FOR SALE... pine, birch, poplar. Delivery service available. Phone 403-442-2589; 403-318-5314. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE... piano with bench, electric guitar with amp. 403-823-7306. WANTED WANTED... French speaker, I have taken… Read More

Drumheller Institution in lockdown following…

Oct 20, 2014
On October 20, 2014, at about 1:10 p.m. an inmate was found to have been victim of an assault in the medium security unit at Drumheller Institution. The injured inmate was immediately evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment. The Drumheller detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the… Read More

Town working on water

Oct 20, 2014
The Town of Drumheller has been receiving complaints over water taste and odour. The Town of Drumheller has been working on a solution to residents water complaints, and issued a press release this morning: The Town of Drumheller began receiving complaints about taste and odor in the Drumheller municipal water supply on Friday, October 17th… Read More

Award in honour of former student Adele Dyck

Oct 20, 2014
St. Anthony’s principal JoAnne Akerboom, right, presents the Adele Dyck Memorial Award to Carmanah Olbrich. This award is one of the school’s most prestigious awards and has been presented since 1975.mailphoto by Patrick Kolafa Grade 8 St. Anthony’s student Carmanah Olbrich was awarded the School’s most prestigious award. Carmanah was presented… Read More

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

Dragons lose 2-1 against Grande Prairie Storm

Oct 19, 2014
The Drumheller Dragons took a loss during an afternoon game against the Grande Prairie Storm Sunday. The Storm opened the scoring at 3:17 of the first period. The Dragons' Clint Filbrandt tied the game on a power play goal at the end of the first period. The Storm scored their second goal, the game winner, in the third period on the power play.… Read More

Scotch Club tours the Valley

Oct 18, 2014
The Drumheller Scotch Club toured the Valley tonight. The club stopped at the Orkney Viewpoint. Club member Marcel Augey explained that the name Orkney actually came from the Orkney Islands in Scotland (see link) http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orkney The Drumheller Scotch Club meets regularly to learn about different Scotch and Whisky brands and… Read More

Horseshoe Club razed by fire

Oct 18, 2014
Fire and police are investigating what appears to be another case of vandalism overnight when the Drumheller Horseshoe Club facility in Centennial Park was burned to the ground. Drumheller Firefighters responded to the blaze at about 1 a.m. October 18, which by that time was fully involved The shelter that sits behind the Drumheller Memorial Arena… Read More

Saturday morning Chrysler cruise

Oct 18, 2014
Members of the ALX Car Club were through the valley on a cruise Saturday morning, October 18. The national club, which is home to owners of Chrysler products including Chargers, Challengers, Magnum and 300s, has made the trek to the valley for the last six years. Read More

Dragons get second shutout of the season

Oct 17, 2014
The Drumheller Dragons were host to the Canmore Eagles Friday night and went home with two points winning the game 1-0. This is the Dragons second shut out this season.The only goal of the game was scored at 8:20 of the first period by Connor Duncan.The Dragons will now host the Grande Prairie Storm Sunday afternoon at Memorial Arena. Game time is… Read More

Cervis Equipment completes acquisition of…

Oct 17, 2014
Cervus Equipment Corp.announced that it has completed its acquisition of 100 per cent of the shares of Evergreen Equipment Ltd. (“Evergreen”).With this acquisition, Evergreen Equipment will be rebranded to Cervus Equipment.“This acquisition demonstrates Cervus’ ability to continue to grow its agricultural business in WesternCanada in partnership… 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


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

Alberta Party talks policy with Drumheller Councillors


    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.