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Titans tie Voyageurs in thrilling final drive



What a way to start the season and what a finish a game as the Drumheller Ti...

Fire Chief Bachynski retires

Fire Chief Bachynski retires

After 41 years of service to the community with the Drumheller Fire Departmen...

WHO Are you - Tough Mudder Edition!

WHO Are you - Tough Mudder Edition!

Who Are You?
(l-r) Tough Mudders: Dave Policelli, Construction Manager, Sam...

Register online to watch Tough Mudder

Register online to watch Tough Mudder

Photo from Tough Mudder shows the "Cage Crawl" obstacle.

Course construct...

Deadline looms for WLD Legacy Fund applications

Deadline looms for WLD Legacy Fund applications

Time is running out to apply for the next round of The World’s Largest Dinosa...

Senior selfies

Senior selfies

A group selfie! Top row (l-r): Wendy Dodd, 67, Vicki Hardy, 33, Mary Clark, 8...

Atlas Coal Mine new Executive Director

Atlas Coal Mine new Executive Director

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Low Salt Intake - Good Or Bad For Your Heart Risk?

Sep 02, 2014
High blood pressure, called hypertension, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Because we know that high salt intake is associated with a higher risk of having high blood pressure (especially in those who are genetically prone to hypertension, and those who carry other medical conditions that increase risk for hypertension such... Read More

SCHARFL ELDA MAY (Hall)

Aug 29, 2014
SCHARFL, Elda May (Hall) June 24, 1921 - August 25, 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Elda May (Hall) Scharfl on August 25, 2014 at the age of 93. Mom was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia to Annie and Richard Hall. On December 2, 1939 she married Alfred Scharfl. They had five children in Nova Scotia, then Mom… Read More

East Coulee residents protest water fill station

Aug 27, 2014
A number of East Coulee residents have contributed to the creation of a sign protesting the soon to be created Town of Drumheller water fill station for their community. Fifty-four concerned citizens of the town chipped in for the sign that has been installed on private property across the street from the selected fill station site. “We want to… Read More

August 27 - September 2 > Call 403.823.2580 to…

Aug 27, 2014
FOR SALE FOR SALE... GE Front Load laundry pair, like new, used 1 year; $700, Nature patterned sofa, loveseat, rocking chair c/w foot stool, excellent condition; $250/ Phone 403-823-3979 FOR SALE... Electric scooter, used 1 year, 12 1/2” wheels, larger battery. $2000. OBO. Phone 403-823-8180 FOR SALE... Complete wine making equipment. Includes… Read More

KIRBY Jim

Aug 27, 2014
KIRBY, Jim 1922 – 2014 David James Kirby “Jim”, avid conversationalist, critic of the government and all around good guy passed away August 9, 2014 at Hanna Long Term Care. Jim was very proud of his service in the RCAF during World War II. He met and married Jennie Richardson in 1944 they were happily married for 48 years before her passing in… Read More

Creating a personal parking stall

Aug 26, 2014
Perhaps the driver of this car took the “No Large Trucks” sign to mean their car could squeeze into a space in front of the fence. RCMP attended the scene, where no one was injured when driver miscalculation meant this car hit the fence behind the Ramada Inn Tuesday and became lodged on the median. The car was able to be removed from the median… Read More

Terrapins officially begin new football season

Aug 26, 2014
Dumheller’s peewee football team, the Terrapins, do warm up exercises, led by fitness trainer Heather Jones, prior to Wednesday’s practice. The Terrapins hit the field at Drumheller Valley Secondary School August 20 for their first official team practice. The team plays their first home game of the season on Saturday, September 6. The Drumheller… Read More

Are you redneck tough?

Aug 25, 2014
(l-r) Royal Canadian Legion #22 Drumheller’s Dianne Lee and President Deb Bolduc display redneck serving trays, while Trevor Gough holds the plungers used in redneck horseshoes and/or ring toss. “Only the finest imported plungers for our event,” said Gough. Tough Mudder is certainly challenging, but ask yourself - are you tough enough to be a… Read More

What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

Aug 25, 2014
While we often talk about how many calories a person needs in a day to maintain or lose weight, it's often difficult to grasp what these numbers mean in real life.Here's a really interesting graphic from the Huffington Post, with some great examples of what 200 calories looks like. (You can access a higher resolution version in the original... Read More

Drumheller Mail takes Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 22, 2014
Barb Coney, left, and Ossie Sheddy, right, of The Drumheller Mail/InSide Drumheller take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. A number of The Drumheller Mail staff took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday afternoon. The ALS Society has a goal of reaching three million dollars through its cool fundraiser that has taken off like wildfire over the… Read More

Man charged with Prairie Bible Institute sexual…

Aug 22, 2014
A Three Hills man facing police charges of sexual assault at the Prairie Bible Institute made his first court appearance August 22. Thirty-three year old Renie Gall of Three Hills, presently in custody, appeared via closed-circuit television in Drumheller Provincial Court Friday. Drumheller’s Hugh Sommerville, acting for defense counsel Patrick… Read More

RCMP investigated a report of a local marijuana…

Aug 21, 2014
RCMP photos show the rural area where they seized and cut down 100 plants Wednesday, August 20. RCMP investigated a report of a marijuana grow op in a rural area in the Drumheller valley, and found 111 plants Wednesday. The area searched on August 20 by RCMP included Crown land as well as private property, and police made inquiries of residents… Read More

Registration building for local marathon races

Aug 21, 2014
Registration is building for the valley’s Community Futures Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon. The fifth annual marathon, which runs September 14, has around 400 entrants signed up. The half-marathon of 21 kilometres now has 175 registered runners and walkers, and the full 42k marathon has 24 people signed up who want to conquer the course. The… Read More

Donate to Stuff the Bus until 4 p.m. Thursday

Aug 21, 2014
The Salvation Army “Stuff the Bus” campaign to collect donations for their food bank runs Thursday, in the ATB Finanial parking lot. Shown holding food donations are back row: Jerry Machacek, veteran volunteer, second row: (l-r), Sisi Xie, new Community Ministries Worker, Drumheller Salvation Army, and Shannon Wade, Community Partner/campaign… Read More

Graham faces charges under Animal Protection Act

Aug 21, 2014
An Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals cattle seizure in January 2014 has led to (Robin) Byron Graham facing two charges under the Animal Protection Act. Graham returns to court in September. (Robin) Byron Graham appeared in Drumheller court Friday, August 15, facing charges under the Animal Protection Act. Graham appeared… Read More

Help Stuff the Bus Thursday, August 21

Aug 20, 2014
The generosity of area residents helped stuffed two buses for the Salvation Army's food bank last year. It's time to load up your grocery bags and take them down to help "Stuff the Bus" for the Salvation Army. Thursday, August 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the annual event takes place in the ATB Financial Parking Lot. "By late summer, we get towards… Read More

Fender bender downtown tying up traffic

Aug 20, 2014
A two-vehicle collision shortly before 3 p.m., at the intersection of 2nd Street/Highway 9 and 3rd Avenue downtown, is delaying traffic at the intersection right beside Petro Canada Park in the southbound lanes heading toward Dollorama. A member of Drumheller’s Fire Department was nearby and confirmed with the vehicles occupants everybody was… Read More

Twenty years feeding happy customers

Aug 20, 2014
Sandy Lam, pictured, and her husband Gordon have closed the doors to Drumheller's Fred & Barney’s Family Restaurant. The Lams first opened their business in August 1994. After twenty years in business and too many buffets to count, Drumheller’s Fred & Barney’s Family Restaurant has closed its doors. Owners of the building, where the restaurant is… Read More

CANNINGS MARY JEAN (nee Wood)

Aug 20, 2014
CANNINGS, Mary Jean (nee Wood) March 31, 1930 – August 11, 2014 Mary passed away peacefully at Agape Hospice in Calgary, Alberta, after a long fight against multiple myeloma. She is survived by her husband Edwin Cannings of Airdrie, daughter Sandy Duncan of Phoenix, Arizona, and son David (Linda) Cannings of Edmonton, Alberta. She is also survived… Read More

August 20 - August 26 > Call 403.823.2580 to…

Aug 20, 2014
LOST AND FOUND LOST... Missing cat. Lost in Handhills area since June 28, 2014. All black, green eyes, red collar. Phone Tessa at 403-568-7626 (collect). Her name is Paris. Reward $150.00 leave a message. FOR SALE FOR SALE... Yamaha electric guitar, Alabama 6 string banjo, Reywolds 6 string banjo, Austin dobroe, Roland cube 15 amp, Mendelssohn… Read More

Three Hills man faces sexual assault charges

Aug 19, 2014
A Three Hills man faces a number of charges after a group of sexual assaults early Monday morning at the Three Hills Prairie Bible Institute. RCMP have charged thirty-three-year old Renie GALL with one count of break and enter, six counts of sexual assault, and one count of theft under $5000. He is also facing a break and enter charge on a… Read More

Humane society given generous donation

Aug 19, 2014
(l-r) Heather Franciotti, a volunteer, and Joelle Mclellan, organizer of the Hell on Wheels versus Heartland baseball game, show off almost $1000 worth of donated items for the Drumheller and District Humane Society. Drumheller and District Humane Society was given a donation from two Calgary television series. The cast and crew of Hell on Wheels… Read More

Raw Food Diet - Dr Sue's Review

Aug 19, 2014
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Injury accident on Highway 9

Aug 18, 2014
Drumheller's Emergency Services responded to an injury accident during the supper hour at the south entrance on Highway 9 near Extra Foods tonight. There was report of a minor injured, but no official details are presently available to confirm. 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.