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Message interpreted incorrectly, no significant increase in water levels for Red Deer River or Rosebud Creek

An earlier report from Provincial Forecasting regarding rising water levels in the Red Deer River and the Rosebud Creek was somehow interpreted by some incorrectly. According to Drumheller Fire Chief Bruce Wade, there is no prediction of any significant… Read More
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Walk-a-thon raises double initial goal

The Drumheller Heart-to-Heart Support Group raised almost double their original goal of $3,000 for a 24 hour blood pressure monitor on Wednesday, April 11 at the Badlands Community Facility (BCF). The group will most likely buy two monitors as last minute… Read More
The Red Deer River that runs through Drumheller has been closely monitored within the last few months as water levels continue to rise during the spring melt. Mailphoto by Terri Huxley

Town continues monitoring Red Deer River water levels

The Town of Drumheller has been hard at work checking in on the current height and flow of the Red Deer River that runs through Drumheller this weekend.“The river level has dropped overnight, and is flowing largely free of the ice observed yesterday,”… Read More

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Cindy Clark shares art talents

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Cindy Clark has taken her love of art and is sharing it with area seniors. Clark has been an active community volunteer, including serving on the Drumheller and District…

Volunteering not taxing for Wulff

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Volunteerism is simply freely applying your skills for the betterment of the community. For Bill Wulff, his skill of crunching numbers is helping seniors complete taxes. For…

Wheatland residents see cut in tax rate

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Despite the harsh economic climate, residents of Wheatland County are going to get a bit of a break on their property taxes. The County set its mill rate and the residential…

Beiseker RCMP on scene of serious collision

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The Beiseker RCMP with Emergency Medical Services and STARS have responded to a serious two-vehicle collision on Highway 9 at Range Road 271. At 10:11 a.m. today the…

Spring Expo showcases community

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Although there seems to be no green grass in sight, the 2018 Spring Expo will flourish regardless of the weather. The fourth annual event hosted by the Drumheller and…

Viola Adie continues caring legacy

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Viola Adie has spent 15 years of her life dedicated to the RCMP Victim Services program as well as a number of other volunteer positions. This includes spots like the…

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Drumheller Dragons head coach reflects on season

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After a successful season, the Mail sat down with Dragons Head Coach Kevin Hasselberg to reflect on the 2017-2018 season. Q How would you sum up the season as a whole?“It was…

Student Athletes compete for curling national title

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Katie and Shelby Primrose of Rumsey competed on the Red Deer College (RDC) Queens curling team for a chance at winning a second national title. Despite strong efforts on the…

Taupert named to AJHL All-League team

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One Drumheller Dragon has been selected to the AJHL Viterra Southern Division All-League Team. Jordan Taupert, who was this year’s Drumheller Dragons’ Most Valuable Player,…

Dragons finish out season

Drumheller Dragons Forward Brady Risk charges the net on Sunday, March 25, during Game 6 of the second series of playoffs against the Brooks Bandits at the Drumheller Memorial Arena. Bandits players Jacob LaPointe, 15, Jack Theis, 19, David D’Agostino, 21, and Goalie Mitchel Benson, 1, attempt to counter the offense. Mailphoto by Terri Huxley
The Drumheller Memorial Arena held an intense energy as the community came out to support the Drumheller Dragons on Sunday, March 25.1386 people were in attendance to watch…

Dragons steal game five in Brooks

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The Dragons are headed home for Game 6 versus the Brooks Bandits. The Dragons were in Brooks Friday night, March 23, and managed to pull out a 3-1 victory. After a scoreless…

Yavis Atom Raptors win provincial banner

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After an undefeated week in Spirit River, the Yavis Atom Raptors boarded a bus home as provincial champions. Last weekend the Raptors captured their league banner, and then…

Obituaries

Condolences to the family of Alvin McLean

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McLEANAlvin March 2, 1942 - April 8, 2018 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Alvin McLean after a lengthy battle with chronic illness. He is survived by his…

Condolences to the family of Lois Evelyn Hiller

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HILLER (nee Colter)Lois Evelyn September 16, 1936 - April 13, 2018 Lois Evelyn Hiller (nee Colter) age 81, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loving family and…

Condolences to the family of John (Jack) Ross Humphries

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HUMPHRIESJohn (Jack) Ross July 26, 1942 - April 14, 2018 John (Jack) Ross Humphries was born July 26, 1942 in Calgary, Alberta. He passed away on April 14, 2018 in Olds,…

Condolences to the family of Myrna Faye Manning

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MANNINGMyrna Faye July 14, 1932 - April 4, 2018 Mrs. Myrna Faye Manning a longtime resident of the Drumheller Valley beloved wife of the late Charles “Gordon” Manning passed…

VOCKEROTH, Ted

vokeroth.jpgWe are saddened to announce the unexpected passing of Ted Vockeroth. Born in Drumheller, Alberta, Ted moved to Rossland, BC in the late seventies to work with his brother Don at Red Mountain and later became well known there for his construction and roofing work and involvement in Rotary. A lifelong scholar, he could often be found curled up with a good book and a piece of baking. He enjoyed life through his university studies, mountaineering and skiing, the outdoors and reading. We will remember him most for his kind and gentle soul. He is survived by his loving partner Joan Scholz of Montrose, children Sandy (Steve), Kerrie (Darren) and Chris (Meagan) on Vancouver Island, brothers Don (Sheila) of Rossland, Wayne (Jackie) and Terry (Peg) in Alberta, numerous nieces and nephews throughout Alberta and BC. He was predeceased by brother Larry (Kathy) and son Rod. A celebration of Ted’s life will be held at the Montrose Community Hall on Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Bill Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services is entrusted with arrangements. Joan said it best for us all: “We had a good life but it was too short.”

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