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Former Reptile World owner facing charges

Former Reptile World owner facing charges

The owner of the former Reptile World on 3 Ave is now facing charges.
The Alberta So...

Grand Opening for Critters 360 pet store

Grand Opening for Critters 360 pet store

Critters 360 officially opened on Saturday morning. The pet store, located at the V...

Ride for Lyme Disease makes Drumheller stop

Ride for Lyme Disease makes Drumheller stop

    Two young men are on the road across Canada on bicycles to raise...

Royal Tyrrell ranked most respected organization in Alberta

Royal Tyrrell ranked most respected organization in Alberta

    Albertan’s have rated one of Drumheller’s attractions most respe...

High bidders at Hussar 4-H Show and Sale

High bidders at Hussar 4-H Show and Sale

 

    Top dollar was offered for top quality 4-H beef at the a...

Hillsview development plan begins moving forward

Hillsview development plan begins moving forward

    The residents of Drumheller can expect some new lots for sale in...

Colberg proud of Miss Universe Canada experience

Colberg proud of Miss Universe Canada experience

A whirlwind spring season culminated last Saturday night for Drumheller teen Madiso...

Drumheller Town Council Meeting

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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
Does Metformin Decrease Heart Risk In Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Does Metformin Decrease Heart Risk In Polycystic…

Apr 12, 2015
Metformin is a medication that is considered the first line treatment for type 2 diabetes globally. One of the reasons why is because it is the only diabetes medication that has data to suggest that it decreases the risk of heart disease. Metformin can also be used to regulate menses in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-... Read More
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May Day celebrates legacy of mining history in…

Apr 11, 2015
Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB) has signed on as a sponsor for this year’s May Day Festival. The Atlas Coal announced the partnership for the event that runs the first weekend of May. Kelly Eddy, Program Director at the Atlas says May Day speaks to the importance of the history of mining in the valley. “May Day is a legacy to the men who paid the… Read More
Is Lifespan Shortened by Obesity?

Is Lifespan Shortened by Obesity?

Apr 05, 2015
What is the impact of obesity on our lifespan? The answer may be more complicated than you might think.An interesting study published in Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology looked at data from nearly 4.000 people, where they built a statistical model to estimate the effect on lifespan of having a body mass index (BMI) in the overweight... Read More
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Drumheller Institution under lockdown again

Apr 03, 2015
On April 3, 2015, at about 5:40 a.m., a lockdown was put in place in the medium security unit at Drumheller Institution, to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search. The search was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do… Read More
wayofcross

Following the Way of The Cross

Apr 03, 2015
Drumheller Christians celebrated Good Friday together doing an outdoor Walk of the Cross. The dedicated group meditated on the Stations of the Cross as it wound through the streets of Drumheller. http://youtu.be/Nd4HiwW5rqE Read More
legacytree

Legacy Tree grows on memories

Apr 03, 2015
“It’s not how much you give but how much love we put into giving.” - Mother Teresa Would you consider a unique lasting way to recognize a special someone or event? To commemorate that special someone with a lasting memory? The Legacy Tree will be a special and unique way to do so. The Legacy tree will be displayed permanently and prominently in… Read More
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Farmer family continues to give back to Neonatal…

Apr 03, 2015
A family who felt love and support from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Foothills Hospital is continuing their support, especially for families served by the facility. The Mail brought readers the story of Lonnie and Korilee Farmer in its April 2, 2014 edition. The family was doubly blessed with twins on May 11 of 2013, at just over… Read More
Strankman-Sleeves

Provincial budget dismays local MLA

Apr 03, 2015
With the release of Alberta’s provincial budget late last week, Drumheller-Stettler MLA and Wildrose Opposition member Rick Strankman is disappointed at the tax burden to Albertans in the budget presented by the Progressive Conservative government. “Flabbergasted,” is the word the MLA said best sums up his reaction to the provincial budget. “As an… Read More

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JeanGraham

GRAHAM, JEAN ELIZABETH

May 27, 2015
GRAHAM, Jean Elizabeth (Weaver) January 21, 1929 - May 3, 2015 Jean Elizabeth (Weaver) Graham of Airdrie, AB suddenly passed away May 3, 2015 at the age of 86. Jean Graham was born in Telkwa, B.C., Canada, January 21, 1929 to Alfred William Weaver and Elizabeth Jean (Wiseman) Weaver/Paulhus. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Brother William… Read More
JOHANNEPETERS

PETERS, JOHANNE LOKKEN

May 27, 2015
PETERS, Johanne Lokken July 30, 1924 - May 22, 2015 Friday, May 22, 2015 was a sad day for those who love Johanne Peters when her life of almost 91 years came to an end. She was surrounded by family and was ready to leave this earth. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Flemming Peters, her children Sharon Mulder (Roy), Colin LaBerge… Read More
MonaJames

JAMES, RAMONA

May 27, 2015
JAMES, Ramona “Mona” Jean April 21, 1933 - Drumheller, AB - May 21, 2015 - Calgary, AB Mona James of Airdrie, beloved wife of the late Bert James, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the age of 82 years. Mona was born and raised in Drumheller. She married Bert December 27, 1949 in Drumheller and began farming near Munson the following year.… Read More
AngelinaJurreit

JURREIT, ANGELINA MARIE

May 27, 2015
JURREIT, Angelina Marie(nee DeBernardo) September 3, 1943 - April 27, 2015 Angie was born in Drumheller, Alberta, resided in Calgary, Alberta for several years and then moved to Kamloops, British Columbia in 1969 after her marriage to Bill. She moved to Dawson Creek in March 2015 to spend time with her family while she could. As she loved food and… Read More
DavidNixon

NIXON, DAVID ALBERT

May 27, 2015
NIXON, David Albert May 1, 1924 - May 11, 2015 David Albert Nixon was born May 1, 1924 in Craigmyle, Alberta and passed away peacefully in Stettler on May 11, 2015 at the age of 91. He was raised in the Craigmyle and Byemoor areas. In March of 1943, he enlisted in the Air Force where he was an airframe mechanic. In June 1945 he was given a… Read More
RonaldConnelly

CONNELLY, RONALD

May 27, 2015
CONNELLY, Ronald Douglas 1947-2015 Celebration of life for Ronald Douglas Connelly will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Newcastle Hall in Drumheller, AB from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Lunch will be served. 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.