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Drumheller May 19 2018 Motorcycle Incident

Emergency Services assist motor cyclists after impact with Gordon Taylor Bridge.

A motorcycle carrying two passengers headed southbound on the Gordon Taylor Bridge slid into the barricade on Saturday, May 19. RCMP, Drumheller Fire Department and EMS are currently on scene to assess the situation. More information will be made available as… Read More
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Community pays tribute to fallen miners

In the years when men risked their lives daily to eke out a living from the coal in the valley, 210 men perished in the mines. Now every year the Drumhellercommunity honours them. The annual Miners Memorial ceremonies are coming up on Sunday, May 20. Jay… Read More
Sheri Cooper stands at the location of the upcoming Habitat for Humanity Project in North Drumheller on Friday, April 6. The organization is looking for successful applicants to make the duplex project a reality for 2018.  mailphoto by Terri Huxley

Habitat for Humanity project needs family applicants

The Habitat for Humanity Drumheller Chapter is seeking new applicants interested in purchasing a new home with some conditions.The process has three simple steps: Take the eligibility quiz, attend an open house and then submit an application. The quiz portion… Read More

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Habitat for Humanity project needs family applicants

Sheri Cooper stands at the location of the upcoming Habitat for Humanity Project in North Drumheller on Friday, April 6. The organization is looking for successful applicants to make the duplex project a reality for 2018.  mailphoto by Terri Huxley
The Habitat for Humanity Drumheller Chapter is seeking new applicants interested in purchasing a new home with some conditions.The process has three simple steps: Take the…

Kneehill holds line on taxes

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Kneehill County Council has announced there will be no increase in municipal taxes this year.Although Kneehill County has lost significant assessment, particularly in the oil…

Roof-top dinos

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Centuries ago, dinosaurs roamed the Drumheller Valley, and today, they are roosting on the rooftops. Recently a small raptor appeared up on the roof of Pop’s Block, home of…

RCMP catch Break and Enter suspects

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Two adult males are facing Criminal Code charges after a property owner located them breaking into a sea can on his property last week. On Thursday, May 10 at approximately…

Rosebud home to innovative wastewater treatment project

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The Hamlet of Rosebud is seeing first-hand cutting-edge technology that could change how communities and industries deal with their wastewater. Symbiotic Envirotek Inc. has…

Novas National bound

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Beginning today, Wednesday, May 16, the U15 Nova Volleyball Club Team is headed to the Edmonton Expo Centre for the Volleyball Canada Nationals.The team is comprised of eight…

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Dietrich joins University of Regina Rams

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He took the long road, but a former Titan is headed to play college football. Last week Travis Dietrich signed with the University of Regina to join the Rams. The former St.…

Softball back into the swing of things

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The Drumheller Girls Softball Association (DGSA) has begun putting their leather gloves, bats, and cleats to good use as the softball season starts to ramp up. The Town of…

Minor Hockey ponders new Hockey Canada rules

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Drumheller Minor Hockey is still looking at how best to implement new rules from Hockey Canada. Hockey Canada is adopting cross-ice games for five and six-year-old players.…

Soccer house league looking for players

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Soccer teams are getting ready to get back on the field and are looking forward to a strong season. Mark Olbrich of Drumheller Minor Soccer said this year there have been a…

Badlands Rugby joins with Red Deer club to field men’s team

The Badlands Rugby Football Club (RFC) is joining forces with the Red Deer Titans to compete this season. The plan is to enter a joint men’s team in the Calgary Rugby Unions…

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…


Condolences to the family of Ronald Orval Bigford

BIGFORDRonald Orval June 10, 1933 - May 13, 2018 Mr. Ronald Orval Bigfordof Drumheller, beloved husband of Maria Gammie, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2018 at the age of…

Condolences to the family of Réal Joseph Alcide Dorais

DoraisRéal Joseph Alcide February 14, 1948 - May 5, 2018 Captain Réal Dorais was born in Grand-mére during a fierce snowstorm on February 14, 1948. He was 8 weeks early and a…

Condolences to the family of Jeffrey Guy Hirsch

HIRSCHJeffrey Guy Jeffrey Guy Hirsch passed away at the age of 45 years, husband of Patricia Seiller of Carbon,Alberta. He also leaves to cherish his memory his parents,…

Condolences to the family of Roland Albert Jensen

JENSENRoland Albert June 4, 1949 - May 5, 2018 Roland Albert Jensen, son of Herluf and Marie Jensen of Dalum, Alberta was born June 4, 1949 and passed away May 5, 2018.…

Dragons build towards playoffs

dragons-bw.jpg The Drumheller Dragons have been playing good hockey in the new year, but haven’t been able to pull above .500. So far the Dragons are 1-2 in 2009. The team came out swinging with a 3-2 win over the Camrose Kodiaks on the road, but a 2-1 loss at home to the Brooks Bandits and then a 5-2 loss in Okotoks is adding up to a drought in points. “We’ve played nine periods, and I think we’ve played seven that are outstanding, and two that were so-so. For the most part we are happy with how we’ve been playing,” said head coach Rob Hegberg. On January 3, the Dragons outshot the Kodiaks 40-33 in their winning effort. Jeff Young opened the scoring on a powerplay, but the Kodiaks evened the score at one, 13 minutes into the second period. Seconds later Cam Lamoureux put the Dragons back on top. Again Camrose tied up the game, but Kyle Fehr scored the winner with 1:40 left in the game.
Three days later the Dragons were at home on January 6 to take on Brooks. The Bandit’s led the whole game with an early goal. Patrick Bartoshyk scored with 12 minutes left, but 2-1 was as close as they could get. On Friday, January 9 the Dragons were in Okotoks to take on the number one team in the Rogers Wireless South. The Okotoks Oilers scored early, but team captain Trent Colberg made it even by the end of the first period. Colin Bergman evened the score at two each, eight minutes into the second period. Both teams had 32 shots on net, but in the end the Okotoks Oilers took the win. “We lost 5-2 in Okotoks but I thought we played a really good hockey game. They kind of snaked us, we out chanced them probably about 2-1 but just couldn’t capitalize,” said Hegberg. “Our powerplay created a lot of momentum, but we had a tough time scoring.” He says there are times the team needs to have more fire coming out of the dressing room. “We have to find that internal motivation in the dressing room, I think we have lacked that in certain cases throughout the year,” said Hegberg. “Now that we are passed the (trading) deadline guys don’t have to be on edge. We need to find a way to get together and get the job done as a group. If we are going to base our success on individual performances as we have in the past, we’re going to be in trouble.” The AJHL trade deadline was January 10, and the Dragons made only one move, albeit a substantial one. Trevor Smyth, who has worn the Dragons uniform since 2006 has been shipped to Fort McMurray. “It wasn’t our decision. He decided he didn’t want to be a part of this hockey team anymore,” said Hegberg. “We tried to accommodate him and get the best deal we could, and we feel Tyler Matthews is going to be a good fit. Matthews comes to the Dragons from the Okotoks Oilers, via Fort McMurray. The 19-year-old defensemen has 17 points with four goals. He will finish the season with the Dragons, but has a scholarship for Niagara University next season. “He’s an offensive guy, and he is going to get a lot of ice time here and play in key situations,” said Hegberg. “He moves the puck well and is a really good skater.” Hegberg repeats the old adage; “we’ll take it one game at a time.” “Our goal right now is to make sure we are playing our best hockey come February. We want to look at gaining home ice advantage in the first round and go from there,” said Hegberg. The Dragons are back on home ice on January 20 against the Okotoks Oilers.

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