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DVSS celebrates International Day

International Day was celebrated at Drumheller Valley Secondary School (DVSS) on November 20. Teachers, students, VIP’s and guests all gathered in the gymnasium for a presentation about the meaning of the day, to meet people from around the world, to step out… Read More

Town pushes for stable funding for ALERT

The Town of Drumheller is concerned about possible changes that could see the Alberta Government disband the Alberta Law Enforcement Response team (ALERT). ALERT was established to combat organized crime and serious crime. Together, more than 300 municipal… Read More

Volunteers blitz area at annual food drive

What a night for a food drive. Volunteers were out in full force Thursday blitzing the neighbourhood to fill the shelves of the Salvation Army food bank. More were at Greentree Mall as the red bags rolled in to sort the donations. Organizers are appreciative… Read More

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Town pushes for stable funding for ALERT

The Town of Drumheller is concerned about possible changes that could see the Alberta Government disband the Alberta Law…

ATCO layoffs hit staff in Drumheller

ATCO Group is the latest company to respond to the economic downturn with layoffs. Although the number of employees has not…

Light up the Night contest returns to valley

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The Town of Drumheller is very excited to announce the return of the annual Light up the Night contest. This is your…

Pay it forward this Christmas

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Local resident, Jamie Worman, has sent out on Facebook, a request to Paying it forward for Christmas, assisting families…

Kneehill sponsors resolution on agricultural plastics

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Kneehill County was successful in passing a resolution to the Alberta Association of Municipal District and Counties…

Hanna's Mayor Warwick concerned with plan to phase out coal power

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Hanna Mayor Chris Warwick has concerns about the Province’s new climate change strategy, and more importantly how it relates…

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Chasing a baseball dream

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A local baseball player is hoping for support to make her way to the World Cup of Baseball. Chelsea Bradley is a member of…

Titans fall to Willow Creek in South provincial final

The Senior Drumheller Titans left it all on the field in the final game of the season, losing in the provincial semi final…

Morrin Mustangs Senior girls provincial bound

The Morrin Mustangs Senior girls volleyball team are provincial bound after winning their zone championship over the…

Dragons searching for win

The Drumheller Dragons were in action Friday and Saturday with a home-and-homer against the Olds Grizzlys. Saturday night…

Packing the house for a good cause

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The Drumheller Dragons Junior ‘A’ hockey organization will be turning their game on Saturday, November 21 into a charity…

Senior Titans advance to south final

The Titans are one step closer to the provincial finals after a come from behind victory over the Canmore Wolverines in the…



HUDSON, Anna Elizabeth December 4, 1988 - November 19, 2015 “For those I love I will sacrifice” It is with great sadness…


BUCK, Dolores (nee Trudeau) November 16, 2015 Dolores Buck (Trudeau) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on the…


McKAY, Kim Adeline Our sister and Aunty passed away suddenly near her home in Zihuatanejo, Guerreo, Mexico. Kim was born to…


FRIEDLEYClayton Garrett It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Clayton Garrett Friedley at the age of 32…

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.

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