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Musical Ride here Tuesday

Musical Ride here Tuesday

    The beauty and pageantry of precision drills can be seen ...

International Program wraps up for another year

International Program wraps up for another year

    The Drumheller Valley Secondary School’s (DVSS) Internati...

East Coulee School Museum - a look into coal mining past

East Coulee School Museum - a look into coal mining past

    During its busiest time, the East Coulee School held 250 ...

Dinosaur half to include full marathon

Dinosaur half to include full marathon

    Already 231 are signed up for the fifth annual Community ...

Seeing double in Rosebud

Seeing double in Rosebud

    Blink, blink...Are you seeing double? We sure are in Ro...

Friends of East Wheatland dream big for new school

Friends of East Wheatland dream big for new school

Friends of East Wheatland is a group of individuals with a goal set to help s...

Bees cause buzz at Rosedale construction

Bees cause buzz at Rosedale construction

A Rosedale resident has found something in a new house he is constructing tha...

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Diabetic Beauty Queen Rocks the Insulin Pump!

Jul 28, 2014
A shout out and a big High Five! goes out to Sierra Sandison this week. She's a type 1 diabetic who just won the Miss Idaho 2014 beauty pageant - wearing her insulin pump proudly for all to see, from evening wear to the bikini contest!This has sparked the #ShowMeYourPump campaign, a Twitter campaign for awareness of diabetes and pumps, where... Read More

Passion Play cancels Friday night's performance

Jul 25, 2014
The Badlands Passion Play has been forced to cancel its performance on Friday, July 25, 2014. The Passion Play posted on it s Facebook Page that concerns about the weather has prompted them to cancel tonight’s performance, “The combination of rain and high winds posses a hazard to both our audience and our actors,” states a letter from executive… Read More

High wind warning for Hanna region

Jul 25, 2014
The Hanna, Coronation and Oyen areas can expect winds of up to 90 kilometres per hour today. Environment Canada has issued a high wind alert for the region. Along with these gusts, Environment Canada says the area can expect a considerable amount of rain. The high winds are expected this morning and will carry on into the afternoon. The Drumheller… Read More

Tough Mudder open house Thursday, July 24

Jul 23, 2014
The Tough Mudder Obstacle "Sewage Outlet" has participants crawl through mud up an inclined tube, ending in a four-foot drop into muddy water. The Town of Drumheller is hosting a drop-in information session on Tough Mudder this Thursday, July 24. Ryan Semchuck, President of the Drumheller Festival Society, said the 7:00 p.m. session at the… Read More

LEONHARDT Brian Robert

Jul 23, 2014
Leonhardt, Brian Robert October 7, 1959 - June 17, 2014 Brian passed away suddenly in Brooks, Alberta on June 17, 2014 at the age of 54 years. Brian was born to Lawrence and Agnes Leonhardt on October 7, 1959. He grew up on the family farm in Verdant Valley and attended school there until grade 8, then graduated from high school in Drumheller in… Read More

July 23 - July 29 > Call 403.823.2580 to place ad

Jul 23, 2014
MISCELLANEOUS COFFEE TABLE FOR SALE... Beautiful brass, glass and stone coffee table from high end furniture store. Will let go for $350.00 or best offer. Bevelled glass is 44x44x1 inch thick. Must be picked up. Phone 403-823-6531. FOR SALE... GE Front Load Laundry pair, like new, used 1 year, $700, Moffat bar fridge, $50, Nature patterned sofa,… Read More

Local junior golf tournament set for August

Jul 22, 2014
` The Junior Open golf tournament at Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club is set for August, and the club is eyeing a day toward or at the end of the month. Director of Golf Jamie Scott said they’re looking for players 18 and under, no matter your golf skill level, to take part in the tournament. The club is also asking for volunteers to assist in… Read More

Community assesses damage from storm

Jul 22, 2014
Drumheller and the surrounding area were hit by a destructive hailstorm Saturday, July 19. Developing in the Rocky Mountains, and heading Eastward throughout the evening, the summer storm that blew through Drumheller brought alarming amounts of damage to the area due to a large volume of hail, intermingled with rain and high wind speeds. Bill… Read More

Town hires Corporate Services Director, Economic…

Jul 22, 2014
The Town of Drumheller has made some key hires recently, filling out its staff. The Town announced this week that it has hired Barbara Miller as Director of Corporate Services. “Barbara’s years of experience will be a valuable addition to our organization,” said Town of Drumheller CAO Ray Romanetz. She brings with her a certified accountant… Read More

Atkins - Dr Sue's Review

Jul 21, 2014
The Atkins Diet is one of the most longstanding and highly popularized diets out there. The foundation of the diet is based upon avoidance of carbohydrates, without restricting calorie intake per se. It's extremely restrictive in carbohydrate intake in the beginning phase at only 20g per day. From there, there is an eventual... Read More

Storm rips through valley

Jul 20, 2014
Sunday morning Drumheller residents were getting a better look at the damage caused by Saturday night’s thunderstorm. A violent storm ripped through the valley shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday night, and within the hour calm was restored. Almost immediately social media buzzed with incredible photos and videos of the storm rolling in, and the… Read More

RCMP Update: Sudden death near East Coulee

Jul 19, 2014
On July 19th, 2014, at about 9:30 am, Emergency Services from Drumheller and Dalum responded to a sudden death at a gravel pit in a remote rural location southeast of Drumheller. A 16 year old employee was working with a piece of large machinery when he was killed. RCMP investigation determined this to be a non criminal tragic incident. Alberta… Read More

Young man killed in gravel crusher, updated

Jul 19, 2014
From the Drumheller RCMP: On July 19th, 2014, at about 9:30 am, Emergency Services from Drumheller and Dalum responded to a sudden death at a gravel pit in a remote rural location southeast of Drumheller. A 15 year old employee was working with a piece of large machinery when he was killed. RCMP investigation determined this to be a non criminal… Read More

Carbon Farmers’ Exchange tucked away gem

Jul 18, 2014
The Carbon Farmers’ Exchange is a 99 year old heritage building housing a museum and small art gallery. The Exchange was at one time a hub for the small community, showing Saturday night movies and holding dinners and dances. The building was constructed in 1915 - a year after almost all of the town of Carbon was destroyed by fire. A short, scenic… Read More

Funky fitness movement hits Drumheller

Jul 18, 2014
Carol Todor, second from the left, training her Functional Fitness Fascia Class to move naturally. A local woman has exchanged the gym for a playground in a new fitness craze she has dubbed Functional Fitness Fascia. Carol Todor has pursued athletics all her life. Training fitness leaders, yoga and dance students, Todor realized something had… Read More

Not all dangers in the river are monsters...

Jul 18, 2014
(l-r) Hayven Tucker, Alisha Hilchey, Eden Hilchey and Karis Hilchey take advantage of the summer heat and go for a float down the river. The Red Deer River which flows through Drumheller has been an integral part of the community; it provides residents with an escape from the blazing Albertan heat, various water activities, and a peaceful view at… Read More

Starland’s Nelson Farms named BMO Farm Family

Jul 18, 2014
Nelson Farms was named the BMO Farm family for Starland County at this year’s Calgary Stampede. In the old days, a farmer learned to farm by farming – usually with his father or another family member. These days, most young people get some post-secondary education in order to be up-to-date with the latest and most modern thinking on efficient food… Read More

Three Hills derailment under investigation

Jul 18, 2014
By 2 a.m. Monday morning, crews were able to clear up a derailment North of Three Hills and restored service to the track. This followed a derailment which involved 15 cars early Saturday evening. A rail line north of Three Hills is back on track after crews completed the cleanup of a derailment that happened last Saturday evening. At about 7… Read More

Summer work in Standard

Jul 18, 2014
The Standard Beautification Group has been hard at work again this year and have added plants and new planters to different spots throughout town, as well as at Standard’s two welcome signs. A local farmer donated a huge water tank that the group is able to use for their plant care. When summer is over, the group plans to use the planters for… Read More

St. Anthony’s host pilgrimage to Passion Play

Jul 18, 2014
St. Anthony’s Parish in Drumheller is hosting the Drumheller Passion Pilgrimage and has invited everyone to a special event on July 20. At 10 a.m. there will be a mass at the Passion Play Amphitheatre said by Bishop Henry, followed by a barbecue and then the production of the Canadian Badlands Passion Play. Catholics from across the province will… Read More

The Dominator3 brings Storm Chasers to Drumheller…

Jul 18, 2014
The TVNWeather.com "SRV Dominator", one of its armoured tornado chasing vehicles, was in Drumheller Thursday afternoon with the area under a Tornado Watch from the afternoon into the early evening. The company was tracking the storm system moving through the prairies that caused Environment Canada to issue severe thunderstorm and tornado alerts.… Read More

Motorists ignore radar speed sign

Jul 18, 2014
The radar speed sign sits outside of McConkey Park as a warning to drivers to slow down to thirty kilometers per hour while passing through the playground zone. After an investigation that took place by the radar speed sign near McConkey park yielded surprising results, one answer is clear: when it comes to speed, drivers are bending the rules.… Read More


Jul 18, 2014
GIECK, nee Cardamone Angela Maria (Butt) July 11, 1930 - July 14, 2014 It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Angela Maria Gieck, our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on July 14, 2014 at Drumheller Continuing Care (Victoria Lane), surrounded by her family. She was born in Haynes, Alberta and moved to Drumheller with her family… Read More

Tornada watch ends for Drumheller area

Jul 17, 2014
TORNADO WATCH ENDED Updated Friday July 18, 11:30 am The tornado watch ended for the Drumheller and Hanna areas last night, and Environment Canada currently has no weather alerts in effect for the region or Alberta. Environment Canada had Drumheller and other parts of the prairies under a Tornado Watch Thursday afternoon and evening, when a humid… 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.