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Dragons take win over Eagles Tuesday night at home

Dragons take win over Eagles Tuesday night at home

Sarah Devereaux

The Drumheller Dragons took a 3-1 win over the Canmore Eagles Tues...
ATCO Electric restores power to most customers in South East Region

ATCO Electric restores power to most customers in South East Region

ATCO Electric crews have restored power to most customers in East Central Alberta a...

Charmont Bilingual Academy opening February

Charmont Bilingual Academy opening February


John Charmont’s photo on display at Johnny’s Library in Roatan. His memory ...

ATCO Electric working to restore power outages

ATCO Electric working to restore power outages

Lloydminster, Alberta — ATCO Electric crews continue work...
Weather believed factor in fatal collision

Weather believed factor in fatal collision

On December 13, 2014, at approximately 8:45 pm, a multi vehicle collision occ...
Saints defeat Dragons Saturday in Spruce Grove

Saints defeat Dragons Saturday in Spruce Grove

Sarah Devereaux

The Spruce Grove Saints defeated the visiting Drumheller Dragons S...
Culture and Tourism Minister Kubinec tours area attractions

Culture and Tourism Minister Kubinec tours area attractions

A snowy day Saturday, December 13 saw recently appointed Culture and Tourism Minist...

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December 17 - December 23 > Call 403.823.2580 to…

Dec 17, 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. LOST PETS LOST... Female Greyhound.Honey Brindle colour.Went missing Sunday, Dec. 7 around 3:00 p.m. from2 miles north, 2 miles eastof… Read More


Dec 17, 2014
BEAUCHAMP, Gerald “Gerry” Leo November 15, 1927 - December 11, 2014 Gerald “Gerry” Leo Beauchamp passed away peacefully in Red Deer, Alberta, on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the age of 87 years. He was born in Regina, SK on November 15, 1927. Gerry was predeceased by his parents; Leo Frederick Beauchamp and Ellen Mary Purcell of Qu’appele, SK.,… Read More


Dec 17, 2014
HERMANSON, Esther Angieline October 1, 1940 - December 14, 2014 Esther Angieline Hermanson of Drumheller, beloved wife of the late William Hermanson, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2014 at the age of 74 years. Esther was born on October 1, 1940 to Wilfred James and Sylvia Matilda Bryant. Esther is survived by her two daughters; Winda… Read More


Dec 17, 2014
BULECHOWSKY, Glenn July 22, 1954 - December 8, 2014 Loving partner, son, brother, father, grandfather and friend suddenly taken and very sadly missed by all in the Bulechowsky and Knudsvig families. Celebration of Glenn’s life will be held at Knox United Church Saturday, December 20 at 1:00 p.m. Rev Heather Carlson officiating. Lunch to follow.… Read More


Dec 17, 2014
CLEARY, Tom November 10, 1953 - December 13, 2014 It is with great sadnessto announce thesudden passing ofTom “Toss” Cleary.To honour Tall Tom’s request,there will be a private gathering for family and personalfriends at a later date. ~ Good Man ~~ Good Drummer ~~ Good Bye ~ Mrs. V. Cleary Read More

Endocrine Society Recommends Against Testosterone…

Dec 14, 2014
There is a lot of conflicting information out there for women who seek answers about testosterone. To answer many important questions around this issue, the Endocrine Society has recently released an updated Clinical Practice Guideline about testosterone treatment in women.Key points in these guidelines:1. They recommend against diagnosing... Read More

Dragons take shootout win over Lloydminster…

Dec 13, 2014
Sarah Devereaux The Drumheller Dragons won their second straight game on Friday night when they visited the Lloydminster Bobcats. Hunter Mills scored a shootout goal to give the Dragons the 4-3 win. Keaton Holinaty, Scott Ivey and Marcus Messier scored the other three goals for the Dragons. The Dragons now travel to Spruce Grove to face the Saints… Read More

CN puts brakes on rail line use

Dec 12, 2014
CN Rail’s work train came through Drumheller when the company removed its rail line from Hanna to Lyalta in spring 2014. CN will retain the property and has turned down a second request from the Town of Drumheller to use the land. CN Rail has put the brakes on any community use of its former rail line through Drumheller. Mayor Terry Yemen said… Read More

Minister McQueen and Special Areas Board offer…

Dec 11, 2014
Hanna… Municipal Affairs Minister Diana McQueen and Special Areas Board Chair Jay Slemp have issued a joint statement on the sudden death of a Special Areas employee on December 11, 2014 in a motor vehicle accident. Hanna RCMP are investing the incident. The employee was travelling on Highway 9 between Youngstown and Hanna when the fatal accident… Read More

Fatal collision closes Highway 9

Dec 11, 2014
On December 11, 2014, at approximately 11:20 a.m., Hanna RCMP officers were called to a serious collision between a semi-trailer unit and a pickup truck on Highway 9 between Youngstown and Hanna. The driver and lone occupant of the pickup truck was pronounced deceased upon emergency services' arrival. Highway 9 is currently closed between the two… Read More

Trustees weigh in on gay-straight alliances

Dec 10, 2014
David Price, Chair - Golden Hills School Division Board After a contentious week in the legislature, the government has pulled back on its legislation regarding gay-straight alliances in schools. And while politicians continue to hammer away at policy, most school divisions are focused on making sure all students feel safe in their schools. The… Read More


Dec 10, 2014
JOA, Harold J February 21, 1933 - December 3, 2014 It is with profound sadness that the family of Harold Joa announce his passing on December 3rd, 2014 at the young age of 81 yrs. Dad was born in Lockwood Saskatchewan to Sarah and Adam Joa. He was to be the third youngest of his 12 siblings. Being raised on the farm is where his hard-working… Read More


Dec 10, 2014
NELSON, Elaine Patricia June 4, 1950 - December 2, 2014 It is with great sadness after many years of living with dementia, Pat Nelson passed away on December 2, 2014 at the Drumheller Continuing Care Facility surrounded by her family and friends. Pat was the first born of three children to Bill and Elaine Wilson of Delia, on June 4, 1950. Pat grew… Read More


Dec 10, 2014
FAULTER, Richard William May 6, 1944 - November 23, 2014 Richard William Faulter of Drumheller, AB, passed away suddenly on November 23, 2014 at the age of 70 years. Richard was born in Toronto, Ontario on May 6, 1944 to John and Anne Faulter. Richard grew up in Calgary, AB and graduated from SAIT Polytechnic with an architect diploma in 1967. He… Read More


Dec 10, 2014
WARKENTIN, Edward Herman May 20, 1932 - November 17, 2014 Ed passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on Monday, November 17, surrounded by his loving family. He was an easy-going soul who loved life to the fullest. His greatest joys came from spending time with family, being outdoors and travelling. Ed had an amazing work ethic and was a crane… Read More


Dec 10, 2014
BODOR, Priscilla March 22, 1925 - November 22, 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother; Priscilla Bodor on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the age of 89 years. She was predeceased by; her husband John, her parents Frank and Barbara Furjes, her younger sisters: Anne… Read More

Consumers welcome gas price drop

Dec 09, 2014
Gas prices in Drumheller have dropped to 96.9 cents per litre as of December 9, 2014. Volatile energy prices can be a blessing and a curse in Alberta, but for drivers it is a welcome respite from the prices at the pumps. On Monday oil prices closed below the $65 per barrel mark, continuing a slide from an average of over $100 per barrel for most… Read More

Drumheller’s Fire Department thanks chief for…

Dec 09, 2014
Members of the Drumheller Fire Department surprised Chief Bill Bachynski on December 1, with a small reception to mark his retirement. A new era in the Drumheller Fire Department came this week as Chief Bachynski officially retired from his post and Chief Bruce Wade began his term. On Monday morning, December 1, members of the Drumheller Fire… Read More

Hey Romeo shares spotlight with country music…

Dec 09, 2014
Rob Shapiro, right and members of Hey Romeo hanging out with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band back stage. Hey Romeo is coming off an incredible season for the band, sharing the marquee with some of the biggest names in country music. This fall Hey Romeo hit the road supporting Terri Clark and Alan Jackson. After that, they did some dates with the Nitty… Read More

F.O.R. Club reaches out to hungry through Cody’s…

Dec 08, 2014
The Friends of Rachel Club (F.O.R) at DVSS joined Cody’s Challenge and held a 24 hour fast and raised $2,000 for those with no food. Above the F.O.R. Club presents their donation to Cody Makowecki. A Drumheller youth’s quest to share with those who have literally nothing to eat is spreading and was taken up by the DVSS Friends of Rachel (F.O.R.)… Read More

Origami sculptures bring smiles

Dec 08, 2014
Drumheller’s Sook Park spends her time over the winter crafting paper sculptures made from pieces of folded paper. She gets the paper pieces from using scrap, magazine pages, and used lottery selection cards. Park estimates the large swan on the right takes over a thousand pieces to construct. Customers at Drumheller’s Valley Truck and Car Wash… Read More

Dragons take 4-1 win over Mustangs

Dec 06, 2014
Sarah Devereaux The Drumheller Dragons are back on the winning side of the score board. The Dragons took a 4-1 win against the Calgary Mustangs Saturday night to end a six game losing streak. Jacob Schofield scored in the first period, on the power play, to give the Dragons a 1-0 lead. Dakota Zaharichuk scored the Dragons second, another on the… Read More

Are All Milks Created Equal?

Dec 06, 2014
Alternatives to cow’s milk are growing ever popular, due to aggressive marketing campaigns suggesting that these other milks may be healthier. Many options are available, from goat to almond to soy to coconut, hemp, flax or oat. Not only are a growing number of adults drinking these milks, but parents may choose to provide these milks... Read More

Dragons take 4-3 loss over Bandits Friday night

Dec 05, 2014
Sarah Devereaux Carter Czaikowski scored his first goal of the season for the Dragons Friday night but unfortunately that wasn't enough to give Drumheller a win over the visiting Brooks Bandits. Tristan Thompson and Marcus Messier each scored a goal for the Dragons, but the Bandits went home with the 4-3 win. Saturday night the Calgary Mustangs… 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.