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Nominations close, official candidates list set

Nominations close, official candidates list set

The official nominations are in and the slate is set for the 2015 provincial electi...

Spring Expo ticket winner

Spring Expo ticket winner


Linda Lema, left, dropped by The Drumheller Mail/inside Drumheller offices ...

Drumheller Spring Expo is here

Drumheller Spring Expo is here


Over 70 vendors are setting up their booths to welcome visitors to  th...

Wildrose fundraiser poster goes viral

Wildrose fundraiser poster goes viral

Wildrose candidate for Drumheller-Stettler Rick Strankman has apologized and taken ...

Town installs special swing for young resident

Town installs special swing for young resident

    Those using the word disabled must not have met Drumheller’s fiv...

Acme under  Municipal Affairs' microscope

Acme under Municipal Affairs' microscope

    Acme residents who requested the Government of Alberta investiga...

Laughlin stands trial for manslaughter

Laughlin stands trial for manslaughter

The trial for a Nacmine man charged with manslaughter began Monday.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Still no flood mitigation money for Drumheller

Apr 02, 2015
The train bridge in Newcastle shows the rising Red Deer River prior to the flooding in Drumheller in June, 2013. Floodway mapping first, funding second for Drumheller When the province of Alberta announced its 70 million dollars flood mitigation funding for 21 projects on Thursday, April 2, Drumheller was left off the project list. The Honourable… Read More

Golden Hills assessing Greentree School damage

Apr 02, 2015
Golden Hills School Division is assessing damages caused by Wednesday afternoon’s windstorm that tore a portion of the roof off Greentree School. At about 2:30 p.m., the roof of the school was peeled back by strong winds felt in the area. “We are still looking at it to determine exactly what our costs are going to be,” said Golden Hills… Read More

Drumheller RCMP arrest break and enter suspects

Apr 02, 2015
The office at Juniper Manor apartments was broken into March 31, 2015. RCMP are currrently investigating. Over the past several days, Drumheller RCMP have been investigating reports of break and enters to residences within Drumheller. During the course of those investigations, a Warrant to Enter a Dwelling-House was executed Wednesday afternoon on… Read More
Skinny Slow Cooker Chicken Marinara

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Mar 22, 2015
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Limerick writers treated to pizza

Mar 20, 2015
Congratulations to three Drumheller poets whose wordsmith skills were rewarded. They entered The Drumheller Mail/Inside Drumheller’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Limerick Contest and earned Boston Pizza gift cards. They are (l-r) Dave Wood, with Shari Christensen of The Drumheller Mail, Eleanor Jensen and Mary Pearson. Winning Limericks were published… Read More

Dragons eliminated from playoffs by Camrose…

Mar 20, 2015
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Rotary launches matching fund campaign for…

Mar 19, 2015
Those in Drumheller wanting to support the construction of a new skatepark now have the opportunity to make their donation go twice as far. The Drumheller Area Skateboard Enthusiasts (DASE) has been working hard to make the new park a reality. They are hoping to break ground this spring, but are still working hard to raise the funds needed for the… Read More

Local cowboy competing for sponsorship for…

Mar 19, 2015
A local cowboy is in a contest for sponsorship and is hoping for some local support to put him over the top. Michael Solberg, who lives and ranches east of Drumheller near Big Stone, competes in bareback. He is hoping for sponsorship from a clothing company called Kimes Ranch. “It would be for a one year jeans and clothing sponsorship for… Read More

DVSS Dynos welcome province

Mar 19, 2015
Drumheller residents will have a rare treat this week of seeing their own DVSS senior boys basketball team take on the province’s best right in their own backyard. The Dynos are hosting the 2A provincial basketball tournament starting this Thursday. The top 12 teams in the province at the 2A Level will be in the valley to play for the top prize.… Read More




Apr 15, 2015
CARR, Max Sylvester May 31, 1935 - April 11, 2015 Max Sylvester Carr passed away peacefully in Drumheller, AB on April 11 2015 at the age of 79. Max is lovingly remembered by his family, wife; Betty, his children; Richard (Pattie), David (Diane), Cathy (Bernie), and Doug (Shirley) his step children; Debbie, Traci (Doug), and Cristi (Tracy) and his… Read More


Apr 15, 2015
HOOLIHAN, Pearl Matilda (nee Goodfellow) July 22, 1926 – April 11, 2015 Pearl Hoolihan passed away peacefully at Mayfair Long Term Care Facility on April 11, 2015 at the age of 88 years. Pearl, daughter of the late William and Matilda Goodfellow (nee Breimon), was born in Kinistino, Saskatchewan, eighth child in a family of six sisters and two… Read More


Apr 15, 2015
BURNETT, Margaret Ellen Sunrise - May 16, 1921, Drumheller Sunset - April 5, 2015, Drumheller Margaret Ellen Burnett (nee Jopson) was born in Drumheller, Alberta on May 16, 1921 and joined her late husband Noble on his birthday April 5, 2015. Margaret was raised in the Morrin area and attended Hillsgreen School. Following her education Margaret… Read More


Apr 15, 2015
PETERS, Pearl Yvonne Funeral Services for the late Pearl Peters, will be held on Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bethany Lutheran Church, Morrin, Alberta. Kneehill Funeral Services, Three Hills, entrusted with arrangements, 403-443-5111. Read More


Apr 15, 2015
ADAMS, Trevor Donald May 24, 1971 - April 6, 2015 It is with much sadness that we share the news of the death of our beloved son Trevor. He died with his family by his side at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre on April 6, 2015. Trevor will be dearly remembered by his parents, Don & Linda, his wife Althea and sons Gregory and Coulbourn (Coulby), his… Read More


Apr 15, 2015
Robert Jerome Edwards (Bob, Goose) July 24, 1965 – April 6, 2015 Bob Edwards passed away on April 6 with family at his side. He was born on July 24, 1965 in Drumheller where he spent all of his life. Bob attended St. Anthony’s School and the Drumheller Composite High School. He was an avid sportsman - playing volleyball, hockey, baseball (with the… 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.