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Laughlin sentenecd to five years for manslaughter

Laughlin sentenecd to five years for manslaughter

Calvin Wade Laughlin was sentenced to five years today for manslaughter.

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Rural Crime Watch launches new Website

Rural Crime Watch launches new Website

Area residents have another portal to learn about some of the goings on in their co...

Sorenson announces  employment program $450k investment into Drumheller youth

Sorenson announces employment program $450k investment into Drumheller youth

The Harper Government is helping equip youth in Drumheller and the surrounding area...

Former East Coulee residents create historical street map

Former East Coulee residents create historical street map

A couple of former East Coulee residents have taken an active role in remembering t...

Alberta RCMP – Man Wanted for Dangerous Driving, Flight from Police

Alberta RCMP – Man Wanted for Dangerous Driving, Flight from Police

 

 

 

 

Alberta - RCMP are seeking public assistance in loc...

Hot vehicles and pets, children don't mix - warns RCMP

Hot vehicles and pets, children don't mix - warns RCMP

    With temperatures on the rise over the past few weeks the Drumhe...

Police revisit 6 Ave home overnight

Police revisit 6 Ave home overnight

 
Around 1:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29, police conducted an investigation...

Drumheller Town Council Meeting

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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
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Science erupts in the minds of students

May 29, 2015
Grade 7 students at DVSS have been busy with their latest science project. They had to select a volcano and then reconstruct it and make a poster answering questions about their volcano. Here is a picture of Mrs. Palomaki’s Grade 7 class of girls with their projects after they erupted them outside. Some used a combination of baking soda and… Read More
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Car colides with parked truck

May 29, 2015
Drumheller RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision shortly after noon Friday. It appears that a Black Ford Fusion was travelling North on 1st Street SW when it collided with a parked truck. It appears that any injuries would be minor. Police are investigating. Read More
Could Artificial Sweeteners Cause Diabetes?

Could Artificial Sweeteners Cause Diabetes?

May 24, 2015
Artificial sweeteners are commonly touted as a healthy alternative to natural sugar. Sweeteners contain low to no calories (read about the types of sweeteners here), and they do not make blood sugars spike in diabetics. However, a growing body of research lends a growing amount of concern to possible negative side to artificial... Read More
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Trican VP doesn’t expect more cuts in 2015

May 22, 2015
Trican vice president of the Canadian Region expects there will be no more reductions in its business in the near future. This comes after it released the results for the first quarter of 2015. During that time, the company undertook a number of actions to streamline its operations. VP Robert Cox tells inSide Drumheller that the majority of the… Read More
Eating Disorders and Obesity

Eating Disorders and Obesity

May 17, 2015
As regular readers will know well, obesity is much more than just an imbalance between calories in and calories out. Amongst the list of possible contributors are a number of eating disorders which often go overlooked, and are important to identify so that a person suffering from these conditions can be helped and treated. Two of the... Read More
What Determines Our Daily Energy Burn?

What Determines Our Daily Energy Burn?

May 10, 2015
Whether we gain, lose, or maintain weight depends on the balance between calories in, which is what we eat and drink, and calories out, which is the energy that we burn.So, what exactly determines the calories out side of the equation? Our daily calorie burn, also called energy expenditure, is divided into several components: 1.... Read More
Obesity Management In Canada - A Long (But Promising!) Road Ahead

Obesity Management In Canada - A Long (But…

May 02, 2015
At this week's Canadian Obesity Summit meeting, I have had the great pleasure of chairing, speaking, and participating in a diverse array of educational sessions, ranging from studies of lifestyle alterations, to government policies, to medications treating obesity, to bariatric surgery. One of the themes that rang strong is this: Canada needs... Read More
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Advance polls open today

Apr 29, 2015
Advance polls are opening this week for what could be one of the most exciting provincial elections in quite some time. Election Day is Tuesday, May 5, however advance polls in the Drumheller-Stettler Riding open as early as today, Wednesday, April 29 and run through Saturday, May 2. Advance polls in the Drumheller-Stettler Riding are at the… Read More
Why Weight Loss Increases Gallstone Risk

Why Weight Loss Increases Gallstone Risk

Apr 26, 2015
As for everything in life, weight loss too has its pros and cons. While the health benefits of weight loss are numerous and powerful, there is an increased risk of gallstone formation, particularly if the weight loss is fast.Gallstones are very common, being present in 17% of women and 8% of men (most don't know that they have them!).... Read More
Gut Bugs and Obesity

Gut Bugs and Obesity

Apr 19, 2015
There is a lot of interest and excitement in the research going on about the microscopic organisms that reside in our intestines (called 'gut microbiota'). And so there should be! Did you know that human beings are not actually 100% human, but that we are actually made up of 90% gut microbiota cells and only 10% human cells? Mind... Read More
Gut Bugs and Obesity

Gut Bugs and Obesity

Apr 19, 2015
There is a lot of interest and excitement in the research going on about the microscopic organisms that reside in our intestines (called 'gut microbiota'). And so there should be! Did you know that human beings are not actually 100% human, but that we are actually made up of 90% gut microbiota cells and only 10% human cells? Mind... Read More

Obituaries

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ORIENTPICKERING

PICKERING, ORIENT JEANIE

Jun 30, 2015
PICKERING, Orient Jeanie November 14, 1929 - June 27, 2015 Mrs. Orient Jeanie Pickering, a long time resident of the Drumheller Valley passed away after a lengthy illness in Drumheller on June 27, 2015 at the age of 85 years. Ora was born to Bill and Jean Waring in Calgary, Alberta on November 14, 1929. Being that is was the “dirty 30’s”, the… Read More
KelleyOxburyDebra

KELLEY-OXBURY, DEBRA

Jun 26, 2015
KELLEY-OXBURY, Debra January 17, 1971 - June 20, 2015 Debra Diane Kelley-Oxbury of Drumheller, beloved wife of Darren and mother to Drake, passed away after a long and brave battle with multiple sclerosis on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the age of 44 years. Debra was born January 17, 1971 and raised in Calgary, AB. She lived the majority of her… Read More
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OTTO, HELEN

Jun 23, 2015
OTTO, Helen November 1, 1923 - June 8, 2015 Helen Otto died peacefully on June 8, 2015 in long term care at the Lamont Health Care Centre where she had been a resident for the past two years. She was surrounded by family at the time of her death at the age of 91. In recent years dementia had influenced her ability to fully participate in life but… Read More
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WALKER GRACE ANNA

Jun 18, 2015
WALKER, Grace Anna July 15, 1951 - June 15, 2015Gleichen, AB It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Grace Anna Walker on June 15, 2015. Grace was born in Drumheller, Alberta on July 15, 1951 to Ingeborg and Peter Koustrup of Dalum. Grace is survived by her loving husband Bruce, her son Jim (along with his wife Sarah and their… Read More
HENRYWULFF

WULFF, HENRY CHARLES FRED

Jun 09, 2015
WULFF, Henry Charles Fred June 4, 2015 Henry Charles Fred Wulff, beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away in his sleep on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the age of 88 years. He was predeceased in June 2010 by his wife, Joyce of 60 years, and in March 2015 by their son, Lawrence. He leaves to mourn his loss their children,… Read More
CG(Buck)Braunberger

BRAUNBERGER, C.G. (BUCK)

Jun 09, 2015
BRAUNBERGER, C.G. (Buck) August 3, 1924 - May 31, 2015 C.G. (Buck) Braunberger passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Health Centre on May 31, 2015 in his 91st year. Born in Drumheller on August 3, 1924, Buck was the youngest of 3 sons born to Frederick and Gertrude Braunberger. He grew up on the farm near Horseshoe Canyon, attended the local… 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.