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Graham faces charges under Animal Protection Act

Graham faces charges under Animal Protection Act

An Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals cattle seizure in...

Help Stuff the Bus Thursday, August 21

Help Stuff the Bus Thursday, August 21

The generosity of area residents helped stuffed two buses for the Salvation A...

Twenty years feeding happy  customers

Twenty years feeding happy customers

Sandy Lam, pictured, and her husband Gordon have closed the doors to Drumhell...

Three Hills man faces sexual assault charges

Three Hills man faces sexual assault charges

A  Three Hills man faces a number of charges after a group of sexual ass...

Humane society given  generous donation

Humane society given generous donation

(l-r) Heather Franciotti, a volunteer, and Joelle Mclellan, organizer of the ...

*Updated*Roll over near East Coulee

*Updated*Roll over near East Coulee

A smart-car sits sideways on a bank several yards off Highway 564 near the At...

Gearing up for Tough Mudder

Gearing up for Tough Mudder

The September 6 and 7 Tough Mudder event is gearing up with the arrival of th...

Delia Celebrates Centennial

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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


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

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

Local softball player named team MVP

Aug 18, 2014
Brayden Peters, Most Valuable Player for the U14 Calgary Adrenaline Local ball player Brayden Peters has won recognition as her softball team’s Most Valuable Player. The thirteen-year-old won the award after a strong season playing with the under 14 Calgary Adrenaline. Peters also won Player of the Game for the Adrenaline after hitting a home run… Read More

*Updated*Three Hills man in police custody…

Aug 18, 2014
Three Hills RCMP detachment advises that a man fitting the description of the suspect in the Prairie Bible Institute sexual assaults turned himself in to RCMP this afternoon around 1:00 p.m. Video surveillance on site captured images of the alleged suspect and Three Hills RCMP asked for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual. In the… Read More

Place the faces

Aug 16, 2014
The Badlands Historical Society would like to hear from anyone who recognizes the faces in the photographs, or knows the history on the jacket. The military service jacket has “J. OMO” on the label and distinctive buttons that have an oversized “X” with a beaver in the middle of the X. The Historical Society is currently archiving and cataloguing… Read More

Trampoline tossed into trees

Aug 16, 2014
People usually expect to see a trampoline on the ground - but how about in a tree? Wind gusts have been common with the recent stormy weather, and one of those gusts blew an area family’s large trampoline up into the trees Thursday night. Dalum’s Alyssa Acorn said a wind gust lasting about three minutes tossed the trampoline into the trees about 7… Read More

Two years for Two Wheel View in Drumheller

Aug 15, 2014
Two Wheel View’s group of fourteen are biking to Banff on a nine day enrichment excursion. Drumheller and district is rounded up local kids for yet another bicycle trip from our Badlands to Banff. Two Wheel View was implemented in Drumheller last year to promote health and wellness, goal making, leadership, and environmental stewardship in local… Read More

Bantam Titans prepare for new season

Aug 15, 2014
(l-r) Ethan Duncalf and Derek Carriere of the Drumheller Bantam Titans are busy getting in shape for football season. Offical practice starts August 18, and their home opener is August 29 versus Olds. The Drumheller Bantam Titans were doing some prep work Friday in anticipation of the start of their season. “We have their first big game August… Read More

Chinook Credit Union and First Calgary propose…

Aug 15, 2014
The Board of Directors for Chinook Credit Union and First Calgary Financial are proposing a merger. The banks will take their proposal to a membership vote September 8 and September 10 this year. The companies say a newly created credit union between the two would serve 100,000 members throughout 14 communities in Southern Alberta. The two… Read More

Dragons selection camp starts Saturday

Aug 15, 2014
Brian Curran, Head Coach and General Manager of The Drumheller Dragons It may seem like summer has just started, but as we head toward summer's end, hockey season is gearing up. With their home opener less than a month away, the Drumheller Dragons hockey club heads to camp this weekend to select their team for the new hockey season. One thing is… Read More

Severe thunderstorms possible

Aug 15, 2014
Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Drumheller, Three Hills and areas. There is the possibility of strong wind gusts, large hail, heavy rain, and intense lightening. Environment Canada reminds people that tornadoes can develope from severe thunnderstorms. The alert covers the following locations: Acme and Linden… Read More

Titans Football Season Starting

Aug 14, 2014
Football is just around the corner and next week the Terrapins and the Titans will be back in training. Anyone wishing to learn more of sign up can come to the DVSS Field Monday after school. The only good thing about the shorter days as summer winds down, is the coming of Friday night lights. Drumheller Community Football is ready to go, and next… Read More

Stray animals still cause for concern

Aug 14, 2014
Drumheller’s Humane Society has eight surrendered kittens in their care. On top, Olive sits guarding her three kittens, (l-r) Daisy, Ryanne, and Eva. Drumheller has experienced a problem with stray animals in the past, and the trend still continues. Animal support systems, like the Valley Vet, Humane Society, and By-Law Services in Drumheller,… Read More

Heat Advisory for Drumheller

Aug 14, 2014
Alberta Health Services has a heat advisory in effect for Drumheller through to Sunday evening. Due to elevated temperatures, the following precautions are advised: • Apply a sunscreen of at least sun protection factor (SPF) 30, at least 20 minutes before heading outdoors. Be sure the SPF 30 screens out both UVA and UVB rays, and reapply… Read More

Doesn’t a company have to offer new jobs to…

Aug 14, 2014
Dear Working Wise: Doesn’t a company have to offer new jobs to someone they recently laid off? I was laid off from a job I enjoyed a few months ago. The company paid me two weeks of severance pay, but now I see they have hired someone else into my old job. What are my options for getting my old job back? Signed, Want to Work Dear Want to Work: I… Read More

Help Badlands Historical Centre with mysteries

Aug 13, 2014
Christine Jakubowsky shows one of the many mysteries of the Badlands Historical Centre, a pair of swords that could be dated back to General Lee, or Custer. The Badlands Historical Centre has a mystery it wants you to help solve. In fact, it has many mysteries. The Badlands Historical Centre, on 1st Street beside Sunrise Auto, is one of the… Read More

New roof for Rumsey curlers

Aug 13, 2014
The Rumsey Curling Club is getting a new, more durable tin roof. Kent Holowath of the Rumsey Ag Society said the need for the new roof was identified about two years ago at a regular club meeting. The building’s roof is currently leaking, which fortunately hasn’t caused any damage to the interior of the curling club, Holowath said. Money for the… Read More

Motorists should expect traffic delays

Aug 13, 2014
Be prepared to wait: Traffic is backing up downtown and from the intersection of Mac's/Husky down to IGA this afternoon. Also expect delays crossing the Gordon Taylor bridge in both directions due to paving on Highway 9/2nd Street from 3rd Avenue to the bridge. Read More

Car tour had a Drumheller pit stop Wednesday

Aug 13, 2014
Stop by A&W/Canadian Tire parking lot to see cars from the Western Canadian Power Tour Wednesday, August 13. Richard Sjolie from Hay Lakes (pictured) is there with his purple 1936 Chevy he restored over 12 winters. Cars from the tour are stopping in Drumheller before heading on to Medicine Hat where the cars from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and… Read More

August 13 - August 19 > Call 403.823.2580 to…

Aug 13, 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 UTILITY TRAILER... 4’ high, 6’ wide, 8’ long. Fully wired, aluminum exterior. Easy pull for car or light truck. Asking $400 OBO. Call… Read More


Aug 13, 2014
ROVERE, Oliva August 2, 1920 - August 6, 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom, Nonna and Biz Nonna, Oliva (Olive) Rovere on August 6th, 2014 at the age of 94. Olive was born August 2nd, 1920 in Cusano, Italy to Virginia and Santo Sist. In 1942, she married Giovanni (John) Rovere and together they had four children.… 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.