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Early Years Fair geared to help local parents

Early Years Fair geared to help local parents


There are a number of resources available in town that can help guide paren...

Beware slick email scam using tax man's name

Beware slick email scam using tax man's name

Drumheller RCMP are warning residents of a slick e-mail scam that making the rounds...

Dragons lose in OT to Canmore

Dragons lose in OT to Canmore

The Drumheller Dragons were handed their second overtime loss in a row Tuesday nigh...
Update: Accused in drug bust identified

Update: Accused in drug bust identified

Drumheller RCMP have charged two residents with possession for the purposes of traf...

Art and science go hand-in-hand at the Royal Tyrrell

Art and science go hand-in-hand at the Royal Tyrrell


   The Royal Tyrrell Museum kicks off autumn with two projects that...

Ten Years of Terror-Atlas Coal Mine prepares for another year of haunting and howling

Ten Years of Terror-Atlas Coal Mine prepares for another year of haunting and howling

    The “haunted” Atlas Coal Mine is celebrating ten years of...

RCAF Athletic Park official opening October 3

RCAF Athletic Park official opening October 3

    A luncheon and official opening is scheduled for the beau...

Tough Mudder Drumheller 2014

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October 1 - October 7 > Call 403.823.2580 to…

Oct 01, 2014
FIREWOOD DAVIS’S FIREWOOD... Seasoned wood, pine and tamarack. Deliveries available. 403-546-2521. WOODCHUCKERS FIREWOOD FOR SALE... pine, birch, poplar. Delivery service available. Phone 403-442-2589; 403-318-5314. FOR SALE CAR FOR SALE... 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette van, runs good, $1200, offers considered. 403-823-7143. CAR FOR SALE... 1997 Infinity… Read More

DEVA JAMES (Devaleriola)

Oct 01, 2014
DEVA, James (Devaleriola) 1950 - 2014 Born in Calgary, Alberta and raised on a farm in Morrin. Jim died tragically in an accident at home in Vancouver on September 21st, 2014. He leaves behind his loving partner Bruce Smyth and sisters Deanna (Dennis) Notland, Trudy (Jerry) Spray and Wanda (Stan) Hampton as well as gaggles of nieces and nephews.… Read More


Oct 01, 2014
BARNES, Florence Margaret November 20, 1937 - September 10, 2014 Deeply missed and forever loved by daughters; Candy (Ernie) White, Cindy (Gary) Middleton, Tracy Zweifel, and sons; Doug Ibey, and Fred Ibey. She also leaves to mourn 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous other family and friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be… Read More


Oct 01, 2014
CALPAS, Joseph James September 9, 1935 - September 24, 2014 Joseph James Calpas passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, in his sleep at his home in Brooks, at the age of 79 years. Joe was born on September 9, 1935 in Tilley, Alberta to George and Apolonia Calpas. He was the youngest of seven children, which benefitted him immensely in… Read More

Intestinal 'Condom' for Weight Loss?

Sep 29, 2014
Another interesting approach to less invasive obesity/metabolic surgery that is currently being studied is the duodenal-jejunal bypass liner. This is a temporary 60-cm liner that is delivered into the upper part of the small intestine endoscopically (ie, by putting a camera and insertion equipment down through the mouth). It is left in... Read More

Game-night support for Titans overwhelming

Sep 27, 2014
Support for Drumheller Community Football continues and was on full display last Friday night as the Senior Titans took on Medicine Hat in league play. Despite the lop-sided loss on the scoreboard, the atmosphere was optimistic as the community came out to support their home team. “From being a former player and one that went through what some of… Read More

Sabres warm up versus Strathmore for home tourney

Sep 26, 2014
Patrick Kolafa The Drumheller Mail The St. Anthony’s Sabres Senior girl’s soccer team showed poise in their first game of the season hosting Strathmore Wednesday afternoon. The team has been together for the last few years and this season has moved up to the senior high level. Other schools have more established programs and it showed as… Read More

Chasing Terry’s dream

Sep 26, 2014
It was a partially cloudy day as students from St. Anthony’s School raced off from the starting point for the school’s annual Terry Fox Run on Wednesday, September 24. Drumheller Valley Secondary School also held their annual Terry Fox Run Wednesday morning, wrapping up with a barbecue. Schools received a visit from Terry’s older brother Fred… Read More

Aid arrives for Titans Thursday

Sep 25, 2014
Airdrie Raiders Head Coach Steve Kemp sent a gift to the Drumheller Titans. (l-r) Airdrie Raiders Equipment Manager Greg Vandermeer, and Senior Titans Tracker Robinson, Aden Enns, Rhett Duggan, and Eric Seiller. Airdrie Raider’s Head Coach Steve Kemp sent a truckload of hope to Drumheller’s Titans this afternoon. Raider’s Equipment Manager Greg… Read More

Local lads opening fundraising concert

Sep 25, 2014
(l-r) Bradley Bramfield, Tyler Adams, Teddy Brinkmand and Ben Brinkman, whose hometown is Craigmyle, Alberta, are the Suit Jacket Society, opening for the Chevelles fundraising concert October 4. Their styling of classic rock music has landed a former local band the opening gig for a fund raising concert in Delia. The members of Suit Jacket… Read More

Local Scots share opinions on Scottish referendum

Sep 25, 2014
Drumheller's Marie and Jim Fleming are on the "No" side of the Scottish Referendum. The majority of Scotland’s voters said “No” last week, choosing that Scotland stay part of the United Kingdom rather than splitting off into an independently governed country. The two sides of the Scottish Referendum are displayed locally by Marie and Jim Fleming,… Read More

Maureen Kubinec named Minister of Culture, Tourism

Sep 24, 2014
Hon. Maureen Kubinec, Minister of Culture and Tourism Last week Premier Jim Prentice officially took the helm, and put together a smaller cabinet than his predecessor. Among the appointees is Three Hills raised Maureen Kubinec, MLA for Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock. She has been named Minister of Culture and Tourism. Her sister Joan Kubinec says… Read More

September 24 - October 30 > Call 403.823.2580 to…

Sep 24, 2014
FIREWOOD DAVIS’S FIREWOOD... Seasoned wood, pine and tamarack. Deliveries available. 403-546-2521. FOR SALE CAR FOR SALE... 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette van, runs good, $1200, offers considered. 403-823-7143. MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE...200 sheets of 4’ x 8’, 1/2” light weight drywall. $8.75 per sheet. Phone 1-403-305-9790. HOUSE FOR RENT Century 21… Read More


Sep 24, 2014
KOOPMANS, Dirk September 16, 2014 Surrounded by his loving family, Dirk has gone to be with Jesus his Savior on September 16, 2014, after a long hard battle with Parkinson’s. He is now at rest. Dirk was born in Ternaard, The Netherlands, moved a year later to Weirum, where he loved to live. He immigrated to Canada with his family in 1954. He is… Read More

BROST EDNA (Berreth)

Sep 24, 2014
BROST, Edna (Berreth) November 19, 1920 - September 20, 2014 Edna Brost (Berreth) of Airdrie, Alberta, formerly of Carbon, Alberta passed away peacefully on September 20, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Edna was born in Beiseker, Alberta. On August 1, 1940 she married the love of her life, Melvin Brost and together they raised their five children on… Read More


Sep 24, 2014
NEWTON, Trevor Wynford October 14, 1936 - September 20, 2014 Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend passed away peacefully on September 20, 2014 at St. Mary’s Health Care Center, in Trochu, Alberta. Trevor was born in Drumheller, Alberta on October 14, 1936 to Margret and George Newton. He passed away at the age… Read More


Sep 24, 2014
MOLYNEUX, Ruth Anne October 1, 1932 - September 21, 2014 Our beloved mother and grandmother passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the Drumheller Health Center surrounded by her affectionate family at the age of 81 years. Ruth is lovingly remembered by her husband, Jack; two children, Sharon (Paul), Doug (Traci); nine grandchildren, Brad,… Read More

Interceptor technology gives police front line…

Sep 22, 2014
For years the RCMP rode atop its trusted steed, the only tools were his saddle and sidearm. This was replaced by the almost as dependable Crown Victoria, Caprice or Impala with a radio and a red light. Today the modern officer is surrounded by the tools and technology needed for an officer to do his job efficiently and effectively. The Drumheller… Read More

Football facility vandalized

Sep 22, 2014
The Drumheller Football Association has built a tradition of pride among its players and the community, but last Sunday night, some vandal(s) took a run at the club. On Monday morning parents, coaches and team staff were at DVSS surveying the damage to the club’s facility. The team’s locker room doors were kicked in sometime over night. The… Read More

Vagal Nerve Blockade for Weight Loss?

Sep 22, 2014
As severe obesity has proven so difficult to treat, much study is underway to try to find innovative treatment options.The vagus nerve is thought to play an important role in the feeling of fullness (called 'satiety') and metabolism, so the question has arisen as to whether blocking this nerve could help to treat obesity.An interesting study… Read More

Auditions underway for “Drumheller's Got Talent”

Sep 19, 2014
Auditions are underway for the youth talent show "Drumheller's Got Talent." Youth ages 13 to 18 wanting to take a shot at performing in a local talent show registered for a chance to go appear at auditions September 23 and 24. The auditions are focused on musical or vocal acts, such as singing or comedy, to enter for a chance to try to win the… Read More

Close call on 4 Street West

Sep 19, 2014
RCMP arrived pretty quickly to 4 Street West this morning after reports a power line may have been knocked down. Police say a large rig carrying equipment clipped a low hanging cable line near Everybody’s Gym after taking a wrong turn trying to get to the water tower. The equipment snagged on a second line, but the driver was able to free the… Read More

New Alberta licence plates scrapped

Sep 18, 2014
Alberta’s new Premier Jim Prentice announced this afternoon, September 18, that his government is cancelling the fifteen-million dollar program to redesign and roll out new Alberta license plates. Prentice said there will be no redesign and no slogan change. photo Government of Alberta. After much fan-fare, controversy and debate, plans to… Read More

Aquaplex waterslide contract official

Sep 18, 2014
The Town of Drumheller's work toward a new Aquaplex waterslide is one step closer with the signing of the contract for the work. Th e Town of Drumheller has finally inked a deal with the contractor for the Aquaplex’s new waterslide. Th e Town’s original plan was to have the waterslide installed by the end of September, 2014. Th e project has been… 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.