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Rosebud premieres C.S. Lewis adaptation on BMO Studio Stage

Rosebud premieres C.S. Lewis adaptation on BMO Studio Stage


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“Dino Den” down to six finalists

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Ministerial marks Holy Week

Ministerial marks Holy Week


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RCMP warn residents to lock up

RCMP warn residents to lock up

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Thank you school volunteers

Thank you school volunteers

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Historic season ends for Drumheller Dragons

Historic season ends for Drumheller Dragons

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April 16 - April 22, 2014 > Call 403-823-2580 to…

Apr 16, 2014
MERCHANDISE WANTED MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE... A.M.T. Stainless Steel .22 Long Range Target Pistol. Very collectible. $600. 403-823-9267. RECREATIONAL SERVICES CALL FOR TENDERS PETS FIREWOOD DAVIS’S FIREWOOD... Seasoned wood, pine and tamarack. Deliveries available. 403-546-2521 TRANSPORTATION AUTOS RV'S & MOTORHOMES RECREATIONAL TRUCKS, VANS & 4X4s… Read More


Apr 16, 2014
Elworthy, Robert (BOB) April 3, 2014 Robert (Bob) Elworthy of Bowden passed away suddenly at home on April 3, 2014 at the age of 57 years. Born in Zweibrücken, Germany, Bob enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping and especially the annual fall hunt in November. Loving father and friend to many, Bob was known for his easy going and generous nature, laid… Read More


Apr 16, 2014
RIGGS, Gordon “PORKY” December 12, 1960 - April 12, 2014 It is with heavy hearts, we announce that Gord passed away on April 12, 2014 in Rocky Mountain House, with his family by his side. Gord fought a long, difficult battle with diabetes, resulting in heart disease, renal failure and amputations. “PORKY” lived his life to the fullest, he worked… Read More

DAVIS George Orton

Apr 16, 2014
Davis, George Orton April 5, 2014 It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of George Orton Davis on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Hamilton General Hospital at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Karla Gilmore (nee Mous), loving father of Gwendolyn (Moin Vafaei), and Corina (Joe Aiello), and step-father of Julia Gilmore. Loving son of… Read More

FOWLER Loris Fraser

Apr 16, 2014
Fowler, Loris Fraser May 13, 1942 – April 13, 2014 With great sadness his family announces the passing of Loris Fowler in Drumheller on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Left to mourn his passing are his long-time partner and friend, Doreen Oliver; son, Sean (Laura) and their children, Austin, Dustin and Haley; Doreen’s children, Jeff (Cindy) Oliver and… Read More


Apr 16, 2014
Simmons, Henry P August 22, 1942 - April 10, 2014 Henry passed away peacefully from a stroke at Penticton Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife Movita and sister Anita (Ross) Dupen and Denise and Tony Dupen. Also by his step brother Foxy and Delores Bye and many cousins. Born in Calgary Henry was rased on the farm at Hussar and attended… Read More

Quiche with a spaghetti squash crust!

Apr 14, 2014
In pie-style foods, it is often the butter-laden and carb-heavy crust that comes with most of the caloric burden, while the contents can often be quite healthy. I love this solution to make quiche easier on the waistline - using spaghetti squash to make the crust! I've taken the original recipe and modified to lose the egg yolks and... Read More

Stage set for championship series

Apr 11, 2014
For the first Time since 1975, a Drumheller team is headed to the AJHL final. Tonight the Dragons are in Spruce Grove to take on the Saints in Game 1 of the championship series. The stage is set and the Dragons are ready for their curtain call this Friday in Spruce Grove. The Saints won their series versus the Fort McMurray Oil Barons on Tuesday… Read More

Crossing guard plan illegal for school

Apr 10, 2014
St. Anthony’s School was hoping to add school patrols to make the crossing at North Dinosaur Trail safer, however under the Alberta Traffic Safety Act it is illegal to have parents use stop signs or direct traffic. The area also has to be a reduced-speed School Zone before any school patrol program could be introduced. While it looked like there… Read More

Flood report headed to province

Apr 10, 2014
Trying to keep ahead of flood waters in the Drumheller valley during the June flood of 2013. It’s now wait and see for the Town of Drumheller on what measures are approved by the province for the Town’s flood mitigation. The Town of Drumheller, along with other communities along the Red Deer River affected by the flood, attended a meeting in Red… Read More

Flood watch issued for Central Alberta

Apr 09, 2014
The province has issued a flood watch for areas in Central Alberta, including the Drumheller area. However, the River Forecast Centre has been in communication with the counties and there is no immediate concerns regarding homes or public infrastructure. At 11:09 a.m, the Alberta Emergency Alert issued a watch for the area from south of Blackfalds… Read More

Starland finalist for environmental award

Apr 09, 2014
Starland’s solar initiatives has earned two nominations for an Emerald Award and now has been named a finalist. Starland County is being recognized provincially in its environmental efforts and is a finalist for the Emerald Awards. The County has been a provincial leader in promoting and adopting solar energy and was nominated by both ATCO… Read More

Director of Library Services appointed

Apr 09, 2014
Emily Hollingshead Director of Library Services The Drumheller Public Library has a new addition. Linda Traquair, chair of the Drumheller Library Board, announced the hire of Emily Hollingshead as director of library services. Emily comes from Edmonton and has begun her orientation under the direction of Debbie Laplante. Read More

April 9 - April 15, 2014 > Call 403-823-2580 to…

Apr 09, 2014
MERCHANDISE WANTED MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE... A.M.T. Stainless Steel .22 Long Range Target Pistol. Very collectible. $600. 403-823-9267. RECREATIONAL SERVICES CALL FOR TENDERS PETS FIREWOOD DAVIS’S FIREWOOD... Seasoned wood, pine and tamarack. Deliveries available. 403-546-2521 TRANSPORTATION AUTOS RV'S & MOTORHOMES RECREATIONAL TRUCKS, VANS & 4X4s… Read More

POLAND John Lawrence (Larry)

Apr 09, 2014
Poland, John Lawrence (Larry) October 8, 1923 - March 30, 2014 P It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle. Larry passed away March 30, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Larry was the eldest of four children born to Harold and Eileen Poland. He lived with his parents… Read More

WILSON (Stuart) Karen Arlene

Apr 09, 2014
Wilson, (Stuart) Karen Arlene September 4, 1947 - April 4, 2014 Karen Arlene Wilson (Stuart) was born September 4, 1947 in beautiful Niagara Falls, Ontario. She was raised there by her parents, William Earl Stuart and Ruby Rosamond Sadler. She moved out west in 1976 where, lucky for us, she remained. She’s been a local resident of East Coulee and… Read More

NOTLAND Mark Roger

Apr 09, 2014
Notland, Mark Roger 1957 - 2014 It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Mark Notland after a short and bitter battle with cancer. He will be lovingly remembered by brother Dennis (Deanna) Notland, nephews Darcy (Carissa) Notland, Curt (Abby), Taylor, Colby Notland, sister Sandra (Dale) Radke, nephews Dean (Lynda), Dylan, Ty, Ava Radke,… Read More

Landmark Study Shows Physical Activity Decreases…

Apr 07, 2014
We have all heard before that physical activity is important for overall health. Believe it or not, it is now for the first time that we have solid evidence to prove that being more active in daily life decreases the risk of cardiovascular events (eg heart attacks) in particular.The study, recently published in Lancet, assessed pedometer... Read More

Spring clean to help the Rotary White Elephant…

Apr 06, 2014
Residents looking at their filled garage, basement or spare room and thinking “I need to get rid of some of this” can help out by donating their items to the Rotary Club. The club is holding their annual White Elephant Sale this year Friday, April 25 from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale is again in the former… Read More

Lightning bug brings bush buggy

Apr 05, 2014
The Drumheller Fire Department has one more tool at its disposal for fighting fires. ATCO Electric recently donated one of its former fleet vehicles to the Drumheller Fire Department. The 2007 three-quarter-ton Dodge has been outfitted as a bush buggy for the department. Fire Chef Bill Bachynski explains the vehicle is optimal for fighting bush… Read More

Dragons headed to finals

Apr 04, 2014
Coach Brian Curran doesn’t mind being the underdog heading into the AJHL finals. The Dragons pulled off something very few could have predicted and upset the Brooks Bandits to win the AJHL South Final on Thursday night. They are heading to the championship and will be facing either the Spruce Grove Saints or the Fort McMurray Oil Barons. “Those… Read More

Rumsey Curler wins Canadian Collegiate National…

Apr 03, 2014
Julie Primrose of Rumsey, Third for the Red Deer College ladies curling team, helped propel her rink to victory at college nationals. Red Deer College won gold in their match up with Toronto’s Humber College at the 2014 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Curling National Championship March 19 to 22 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The Red Deer… Read More

Calling all cyclists

Apr 03, 2014
A few young Drumheller cyclists are hoping for a Two-Wheel View of the road this summer, however they need a few more participants to make it possible. Constable Craig Nelson is heading up a youth bicycle tour from Drumheller to Banff. Last year, eight youth took the nine-day trek, having fun and developing camaraderie. A number of the… Read More

Registration open for Dinosaur Marathon

Apr 03, 2014
The Badlands Dinosaur Half is growing up to become a full marathon to mark five years. The grassroots effort to introduce a road race to the valley has been a homegrown success story, and has contributed $53,000 to the Badlands Community Facility. This year they have added a full half marathon to the event. “There is a lot more on the plate,” said… 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