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Made in Drumheller app improves response time for emergency responders

A Drumheller Firefighter has developed an app to help emergency responders by improving response times.Mitch Farmer has developed an app called Fire Hall Utility. Its aim is to improve response time for First Responders by automating the alerting,… Read More
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DVSS serves up a great Christmas dinner

The Drumheller Valley Secondary School will be holding their 22 Annual Seniors Christmas Dinner on Thursday December 10. The “Reservations Required” Christmas dinner meal will be served to over 350 seniors and guests. There will be 225 students participating… Read More

Dragons searching for win

The Drumheller Dragons were in action Friday and Saturday with a home-and-homer against the Olds Grizzlys. Saturday night the Dragons hosted the Grizzlys. The game was part of a “pack the house for charity” event. The event was in support of 10 charitable… Read More

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Stand up to Bullying

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On Wednesday, November 18, at Greentree School, a presentation was given for Bullying Awareness Week. Stephanie Koller’s…

Diamond Dinner sparkles for local causes

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This year’s Diamond Dinner was a roaring success, raising $14,907 for local causes. Organizers are pleased with the results…

Former Rosebud woman drowns at Mexican resort

The Mail has learned that former Rosebud resident 26-year-old Anna Hudson died after being swept out to sea in Cancun.Anna,…

Fill your Red Bag for the Food Bank

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The annual Salvation Army Food Bank Drive is this Thursday, November 26. Volunteers will be blitzing the community…

Strankman concerned Farm Safety Legislation too rushed

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Drumheller Stettler MLA, Rick Strankman, tells The Drumheller Mail he is concerned that Bill 6, Enhanced Protection for Farm…

Lyme disease awareness spotlighted in online radio show

Jillian Augey and raising awareness of Lyme related Illness will be spotlighted on a radio show on Voice America. Augey has…

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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…

Terrapins top Rage to win L3 Championship

The Drumheller Terrapins, in only their third year on the field, took home a championship. The Terrapins hosted the Cochrane…

Dragons lose to Bobcats

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The Drumheller Dragons faced the team with the best record in the Alberta Junior ‘A’ Hockey League Wednesday night, November…

Bantam Titans end season in Lacombe

The Bantam Titans held their heads high as the walked off the field for the season last Friday in Lacombe. The Titans had a…

DVSS senior girls V’ballers post big win in Trochu

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Sarah Devereaux| inSide Drumheller The DVSS senior girls Dynos volleyball team had a good ending to the month. The team…



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


McKAY, Kim Adeline March 6, 1957 - November 21, 2015 Our sister and Aunty passed away suddenly in Zihuatanejo, Guerreo,…


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


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COMBS, Laraine 1942 - 2015 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Laraine Combs at Drayton Valley Hospital…

Inmate sentenced to five more years for drug charges

    A serving Drumheller Institution inmate was sentenced to five more years after corrections staff discovered a stash of drugs with an institutional value of $27,000.     Michael Butcher appeared in provincial court in Drumheller on Wednesday, May 4. He was charged with three counts of possession of drugs for the purposes of trafficking. He pleaded guilty to a single count of possession for the purposes of trafficking.
    The court heard how on January 6, 2010, he was serving as an inmate and was in a visiting area with another party. The visitor exhibited unusual behaviour and was observed placing an unknown package in a game box.
    Staff intervened and observed Butcher place an item in the back of his pants. Staff intercepted the item in his pants, and the package in the box. They discovered 100 red 200-gram morphine pills, 40 ecstasy tablets and 26.4 grams of powdered cocaine. The value of the drugs if sold in an institutional setting is $27,000.
     Butcher is currently serving a 10-year sentence for charges that include robbery. Judge Grieve accepted a submission from the federal prosecutor and the defence for a five-year sentence consecutive to the sentence he is currently serving. He also ordered a DNA sample, a firearms prohibition and forfeiture of the seized items.

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2015 Tourist Map

2015 Drumheller Tourist Map