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Badlands Boogie supports East Coulee Truss bridge  preservation

Badlands Boogie supports East Coulee Truss bridge preservation

    Music fans that want to see the truss bridge in East Coulee restored can get ready to Boogie this weekend.
     The...

Co-op Till tape program pays out $8,392 to community groups

Co-op Till tape program pays out $8,392 to community groups

The Drumheller Co-op Till Tape Program continues to support local non-profit organizations and last week presented $8,392 to the groups that support...

Designer’s goalie masks score high

Designer’s goalie masks score high

    While the SAIT Trojans and Mount Royal Cougars women’s hockey teams no longer meet in the league play, they will have somet...

Short bench hurts Titans’ exhibition play

Short bench hurts Titans’ exhibition play

    The Titans’ tune-up last Friday night was an eye-opener for the team. And its realization is they need more players.
 &...

Rail crossing removal moves to 19th Street, Newcastle on Thursday

Rail crossing removal moves to 19th Street, Newcastle on Thursday

 

Please be on the lookout tomorrow (Sept 3rd) as crews will be removing the railway tracks on 19th Street East in Drumheller. This means that...

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September 2 - Sepember 8 > Call 403-823-2580 to…

Sep 01, 2015
LOST AND FOUND LOST... Taken from the Drumheller Mail parking lot, a yellow wheeler. easily identifiable, so if you have found or purchased this wheeler ( or know if its whereabouts), call Ossie at 403-823-2580. LOST... White and gold coloured hoop earrings in Drumheller, August 23, call or text 403-548-1320. SERVICES FIREWOODDAVIS’S FIREWOOD...… Read More
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St Anthony’s staff prepare for new school year

Aug 28, 2015
It’s that time of year again. It’s time to pack school lunches and send the children back for another year of learning. St. Anthony’s school will begin classes on Monday August 31 and Principal JoAnne Akerboom expects a similar student population of about 420. The school will welcome two new teachers for the 2015/2016 school year. Sarah Boyne,… Read More
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Calgary Stampede Gid'up

Jul 16, 2015
It doesn't take more than a few clicks through the official Calgary Stampede Photo Archives to see that there have been a few changes to Stampede fashion in the last 103 years. In fact, during the first decade of the event, the only people who wore 'old west' attire, were the cowboys who actaully competed in the rodeo, while the attendees simply… Read More
New Obesity Medication - Liraglutide On The SCALE
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New Obesity Medication - Liraglutide On The SCALE

Jul 05, 2015
Liraglutide, a medication that we currently use to treat type 2 diabetes, will soon become available in Canada as a treatment for obesity. Hot off the presses, the biggest clinical trial to study liraglutide as an obesity treatment has just been published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.This SCALE obesity trial enrolled just... Read More
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Preventing Childhood Obesity - Jamie Oliver on…

Jun 26, 2015
In a world where not only adult obesity, but also childhood obesity, is a common and serious health concern, strategies are urgently needed to help to combat this epidemic.Jamie Oliver, chef and advocate against childhood obesity, has provided a riveting TED talk about childhood obesity that is well worth watching. A few points that... Read More
Keeping Kids Active This Father's Day - And All Year!
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Keeping Kids Active This Father's Day - And All…

Jun 20, 2015
In the fight against childhood obesity, it's important to promote an active lifestyle for kids. Studies show that family based interventions work best to prevent and treat childhood obesity. Recently, I participated in a fantastic family-oriented triathlon weekend, where kids raced one day and adults the next. What a great way to... Read More

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SCOTT, CHAD ROBERT

Sep 01, 2015
SCOTT, Chad Robert February 8, 1979 - August 24, 2015 Chad Robert Scott born February 8, 1979 to Bob and Janie Scott in Calgary, Alberta passed away suddenly on August 24, 2015. Chad grew up on the family farm near Michichi, Alberta and attended the Delia school until his graduation in 1997. Growing up Chad enjoyed hockey, volleyball and almost… Read More
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BROWNSCOMBE, ELEANOR ALBERTA

Aug 26, 2015
BROWNSCOMBE, Eleanor Alberta December 13, 1920 - August 20, 2015 Eleanor was born in Swalwell, Alberta on December 13, 1920 and passed away on August 20, 2015 at Strathmore, Alberta at the age of 94 years. She is survived by her children, Rose Mary (Curtis) Wells of Rockyford, AB., Linda (Ralph) Jones of Kimberly, B.C., Ross Brownscombe of… Read More
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ENGEN, CLARENCE

Aug 26, 2015
ENGEN, Clarence (Gus) April 25, 1938 - August 23, 2015 Clarence passed away peacefully with his family by his side August 23, 2015 in Red Deer General Hospital. Clarence was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, and we are lucky to have so many fond memories, and comforted to know that he will be remembered by so many. Clarence was… Read More
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CONNOR, ANDREW DAVID

Aug 26, 2015
CONNOR, Andrew “Andy” David September 13, 1946 - August 17, 2015 In Loving Memory of Andrew “Andy” David Connor. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Andy Connor from Big Valley, AB, at the age of 68 years, on August 17, 2015 at the Royal Alex Hospital in Edmonton. Born on September 13, 1946, in Stettler, AB, Andy is… Read More
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CLEVELAND, WILLIAM ROBIE

Aug 19, 2015
CLEVELAND, William Robie August 7, 2015 Mr. William Robie Cleveland passed away August 7, 2015 at 10:30 p.m. in Red Deer. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, Lisa, Robie, Wendell, and Robie’s kin family. Our thoughts and wishes go out to the families and friends. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes were in care of the arrangements. Read More
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MUELLER, LORNA ANNE

Aug 18, 2015
MUELLER, Lorna Anne (nee Hoover) September 16, 1931 - August 16,2015 Lorna Anne Mueller (nee Hoover) passed away in her Drumheller home on Sunday, August 16 with her family present after living a full life of hard work and accomplishments. She was born September 16, 1931 to Arthur and Alma Hoover of Delia/Drumheller, Alberta. She was one of seven… Read More
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Dragons with 3-2 record in pre-season so far

Over 450 hockey fans made their way to the Drumheller Memorial Arena Tuesday night to watch the Dragons first at-home exhibition game of the 2015-2016 season. The Dragons hosted the Lloydminster Bobcats and took a 3-1 win over the visiting team. “I really enjoyed our first period, I thought our guys were flying. We moved the puck really well. It…
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Badlands Boogie supports East Coulee Truss bridge…

Music fans that want to see the truss bridge in East Coulee restored can get ready to Boogie this weekend. The first annual Badland’s Boogie is set to go this Labour Day long weekend and has a full slate of musicians, bands and comedians to keep everyone entertained. The festival, organized by John Barry Graham, and it is a benefit to support…
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Co-op Till tape program pays out $8,392 to…

The Drumheller Co-op Till Tape Program continues to support local non-profit organizations and last week presented $8,392 to the groups that support the community. For the last 15 years, the Co-op Till Tape Program has presented local groups with a simple and unique fundraising initiative. All groups have to do is register with the Co-op and then…
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Designer’s goalie masks score high

While the SAIT Trojans and Mount Royal Cougars women’s hockey teams no longer meet in the league play, they will have something in common when they take to the ice this season. Both of their goalies will be wearing Shinny Design Masks Mail readers learned about Morgen Schinnour’s exceptional artwork on goalie masks. Morgen is a talented airbrush…
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Short bench hurts Titans’ exhibition play

The Titans’ tune-up last Friday night was an eye-opener for the team. And its realization is they need more players. The Titans took on George McDougall High School from Airdrie in a preseason exhibition match. With a bench of only 21 players, one of the smallest in Titan history, they took on the Tier 3 school, but in the end despite a great…
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Rail crossing removal moves to 19th Street,…

Please be on the lookout tomorrow (Sept 3rd) as crews will be removing the railway tracks on 19th Street East in Drumheller. This means that 19th street East will be closed from 7th Ave East to the Highway 10 intersection north of Wal-Mart. Crews will also be taking out the rail crossing at 12th Street West near the Newcastle Hotel. Construction…
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Local candidates declaring for federal election

Almost a month into the Federal Election campaign and residents in Crowfoot Battle River now see some candidates putting their names into the hat. Election season began August 2, and right away, incumbent MP Kevin Sorenson was on the campaign trail. Other parties have begun to follow suit. After four elections Ellen Parker of the NDP has decided…
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Tough Mudder Alberta gets makeover for weekend…

The stage is set and the countdown is on for Tough Mudder Alberta in the heart of the Canadian Badlands. This is the second year for the popular international event and director of Tough Mudder Canada Nick Cogger tells The Mail that registration numbers are similar to last year. Part of the success is its partnership on marketing Tough Mudder…
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September 2 - Sepember 8 > Call 403-823-2580 to…

LOST AND FOUND LOST... Taken from the Drumheller Mail parking lot, a yellow wheeler. easily identifiable, so if you have found or purchased this wheeler ( or know if its whereabouts), call Ossie at 403-823-2580. LOST... White and gold coloured hoop earrings in Drumheller, August 23, call or text 403-548-1320. SERVICES FIREWOODDAVIS’S FIREWOOD...…
    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.

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