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Local detachment honours fallen member

Local detachment honours fallen member

 

 

Constable Berry Allison and Constable Sara Rayat were among the mem...

Cool castles

Cool castles

 

 

Some young artists created some cool pieces of art with a little wate...

Death of inmate at Drumheller Institution investigated

Death of inmate at Drumheller Institution investigated

On January 26, 2015, Earl William Davenport, an inmate from the medium security uni...

Drumheller posts record dollars in building permits

Drumheller posts record dollars in building permits

Renovations and additions to the ATCO building on 12th Street at the end of the Hy-...

Fatal ATV rollover near Byemoor

Fatal ATV rollover near Byemoor

 

On Saturday, January 24th, 2015, at about 9:30 pm, Drumheller, Hanna, ...
Dragons take shootout win over Bonnyville Pontiacs Sunday afternoon

Dragons take shootout win over Bonnyville Pontiacs Sunday afternoon

 
 
Sarah Devereaux
 
The Drumheller Dragons went home from the ...
Dragons take a win in the first of two north road trip games this weekend

Dragons take a win in the first of two north road trip games this weekend

 
 
 
Sarah Devereaux
 
The Drumheller Dragons secured a w...

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Dr Oz Fails The True Test Of Research

Jan 25, 2015
There are a lot of conflicting opinions about Dr Oz out there. Some people feel that he is the guru of modern medicine, whereas others, including many health care professionals, are very critical of his claims. I'm thrilled to report that researchers at the University of Alberta have put this debate to the true test of research.In the s... Read More
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St. Anthony’s Junior B Saints notch first win

Jan 24, 2015
The Junior B Saints Girls basketball team won their first game of the season Wednesday, January 14. This Friday they are hosting a four team tournament.inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa The St. Anthony’s Saints Junior B girls basketball team had their first win of the season versus Standard School. The young team, made up mostly of Grade 6 and 7… Read More
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Downtown merchants seek common ground

Jan 24, 2015
Downtown Drumheller merchants are reviewing ideas to attract more shoppers. Downtown merchants with an eye to the future had a successful meeting last Monday night. About 20 people representing business in the downtown core came out to Ivy’s Kitchen to discuss ideas concerning downtown. Last October, two signs were strategically placed in the… Read More
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Knee hockey raises tobacco awareness

Jan 24, 2015
The 10th annual Knee Hockey Tournament during National Non-Smoking Week played out at Greentree School on Wednesday afternoon as students from Greentree, Delia and Morrin schools and the Drumheller Dragons had fun and learned about the health effects of tobacco.inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa Area students had fun and learned more about the risks… Read More
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Incident at Acme School

Jan 23, 2015
Beseiker RCMP are investigating the incident near the Acme School playground Thursday, January 22, at lunch. Beiseker RCMP report the incident involving men exposing their buttocks near the Acme School playground Thursday does not appear to be sexual in nature. Concerned parents were left wondering what happened at Acme school during the lunch… Read More
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Suspect in Drumheller, Hanna robberies nabbed

Jan 23, 2015
On January 23rd, 2015, members of the Hanna and Drumheller RCMP Detachments with the assistance of the Serious Crimes Branch have arrested and charged one male with 3 counts of Armed Robbery as well as 14 other related offences. Beaulieu was charged after a lengthy investigation relating to three separate armed robberies. On January 30, 2014,… Read More
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The Stare Down

Jan 23, 2015
Students from Greentree, Morrin and Delia schools and the Drumheller Dragons went into knee hockey battle Wednesday morning, January 21, at the 10th annual Knee Hockey Tournament to mark National Non-Smoking Week. Not only did the students have fun but learned the health effects of tobacco. James Zuccatto, left, and Haydn Mcfadden, right, mean… Read More
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Local help available for sexual assault victims

Jan 23, 2015
Sarah Andersen, Big Country Victim Services For anyone local who has suffered the trauma of sexual assault, Big Country Victim Services is an important local resource. Big County Victim Services is often the first contact to help support people in their start with dealing with the trauma. Big Country Victim Services Assistant Coordinator Sarah… Read More
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Parties preparing for expected spring vote

Jan 23, 2015
Nathan Cooper, seeks Wildrose nod in Wade Bearchell seeks PC nod in Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Indicators are pointing to a spring provincial election and the action is heating up in the Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills riding. MLA Bruce Rowe, was one of the nine Wildrose MLAs that crossed the floor to join the Progressive… Read More
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Battle of the sexes spreads to BCF

Jan 22, 2015
The Battle of the sexes is ramping up come February and this year participants can battle it out in the pool or on the track at the BCF. The Battle of the Sexes is coming back, but with a twist. The annual contest that pits the men against the women counting lengths at the Aquaplex is growing into the Badlands Community Facility. This year,… Read More
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Atlas Coal Mine looks forward to 2015 season…

Jan 22, 2015
Jenn Balderston, Visitor Services Manager, and long-time volunteer Bob Moffat, of the Atlas Coal Mine. Moffat, 78, is a fifth-generation miner who will be guiding tours for the 2015 tourist season at the Atlas. The Atlas Coal Mine is looking forward to the upcoming tourist season with great anticipation after two record-setting years of visitor… Read More
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Valley feeling effect of lower oil prices

Jan 21, 2015
Gasoline at the pump was under 77 cents per litre as of Wednesday afternoon, January 21. With the price of crude oil falling to $48 a barrel Monday, January 19, there’s a definite upside to the low prices. Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce president John Shoff said the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has done studies on the economic impact of… Read More
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Candidates jockey for Drumheller-Stettler voters

Jan 21, 2015
Drumheller's Ed Mah has been working hard to be ready as a candidate vying for the Progressive Conservative nomination for Drumheller-Stettler. Mah said the PCs will be holding a Super Saturday, where 35 constituencies will pick their candidate to run in the next provincial election. The message coming from Edmonton over the last week appears to… Read More
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Pint sized pucksters

Jan 21, 2015
The Drumheller Minor Hockey Association Freson Bros. Tykes faced each other Sunday morning at the Drumheller Memorial Arena. The Orange and Black Tykes played a close game with the Orange team, taking the win 11-10. Read the complete story on page B3 in the January 21st edition of The Drumheller Mail. Read More
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MP Sorenson talks federal budget

Jan 21, 2015
Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State for Finance and Crowfoot MP was through Drumheller last Friday afternoon to talk budget with some area residents. He met with civic and municipal leaders from the area as well as citizens at large to discuss a number of topics. These included how the federal government can help support the costs of living and… Read More
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2015 Drumheller Ladies Bonspiel Champions

Jan 18, 2015
2015 Drumheller Curling Club Ladies Bonspiel Champions (l-r) Skip Katie Primrose, Third Shelby Primrose, Second Brittany Cawiezel, Lead Joanne Schinnour. The Katie Primrose rink wins the Centennial Cup as the Drumheller Curling Club’s 2015 Ladies Bonspiel Champions. Skip Katie Primrose said it was a good final game, and “It’s nice to beat the… Read More
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Updated: Freezing rain warning ended

Jan 18, 2015
511 Alberta reports snow and ice covered area highways. Environment Canada has ended the freezing rain warning in effect for Drumheller, Three HIlls, Hanna, Coronation and Oyen. The weather agency says we can expect partly cloudy conditions, with Drumheller reaching a high of plus three. Current conditions reported on 511 Alberta as of 1:30 pm… Read More
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Scrumptious Zucchini Apricot Muffins!

Jan 18, 2015
Here's a delectable recipe to help you bring in 2015 in healthy style. These packets of goodness make a super mid morning snack, and are great to help fuel winter mountain adventures! I cut back from the original recipe on the walnuts; they could be cut down further to further drop the calorie and fat count, but at 1/2 cup in the... Read More

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BEAGRIE, WAYNE IAN

Jan 28, 2015
BEAGRIE, Wayne Ian December 11, 1940 - January 15, 2015 Wayne Ian Beagrie was born December 11, 1940 in Swalwell, Alberta and passed away suddenly at his home in Drumheller on January 15, 2015. After graduating from the Three Hills High School he enrolled in Culinary program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary. When the… Read More
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ALBRIGHT, ALMA JEAN

Jan 28, 2015
ALBRIGHT, Alma Jean April 3, 1932 - January 22, 2015 Our beloved mother, grandma, great grandma and friend to all who knew her. She passed away at the Drumheller Hospital on January 22, 2015. She is survived by her son; Richard (Joyce) Albright of Drumheller, her sister; Ida (Bill) Steeves of Chestermere, AB, her grandson; Jeremy Albright of… Read More
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HANSEN, SHIRLEY MAVERN

Jan 28, 2015
HANSEN, Shirley Mavern March 5, 1931 - January 25, 2015 It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Shirley Mavern Hansen of Drumheller, beloved wife of Glen Harold Hansen. Shirley passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at Three Hills Health Centre Continuing Care on January 25, 2015 at the age of 83 years. Shirley was born March… Read More
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COOPER, LAWRENCE ARTHUR (Coop)

Jan 28, 2015
COOPER, Lawrence Arthur (Coop) February 23, 1930 - January 23, 2015 Family and friends mourn the passing of Lawrence Arthur Cooper (Coop).LA Cooper, beloved husband of Irene Cooper of Drumheller passed away peacefully Friday, January 23, at the age of 84 years. Lawrence was born in Fort McLeod, AB on Feb. 23, 1930, to Gertrude and Thomas Cooper.… Read More
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CONNELLY, RONALD DOUGLAS

Jan 21, 2015
CONNELLY, Ronald Douglas 1947 - 2015 With great sorrow and regret we announce the passing of Ronald Douglas Connelly on Jan12/2015 at the age of 67, after a courageous battle with Cancer. Ronald was born in Drumheller and his travels took him throughout Alberta and BC, but he had always returned to his roots here in Drumheller. Ron worked in the… Read More
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HARPER, DAVE

Jan 21, 2015
HARPER, Dave 2015 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dave Harper. Dave suddenly passed away while at his winter residence in Yuma, Arizona, with Rose, his loving wife of sixty one years, at his side. Dave will be deeply missed by all. Friends and family will cherish memories of Dave’s strong will and personality. At a young… Read More

Remembering a forgotten name in Alberta palaeontology

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    Harold D’acre (pronounced “Day-ker”) Robinson Lowe  was born in Liverpool, England on February 1, 1886, one of four sons born to Matthew Booth Lowe and his wife Sarah Ann of St. Helen’s, Lancashire, England. The entire family moved to Toronto around 1905 and farmed there.

In 1909 they moved to Alberta and were among the first homesteaders to settle and farm in the Big Stone district, about 50 km NE of today’s Dinosaur Provincial Park (DPP). Farming life was tough on the Lowes with drought, poor crops, Harold’s home burning down, and grass fires burning valuable feed for their animals. The family moved to Youngstown, AB around 1914, where they provided a variety of handyman jobs such as digging cellars; tilling gardens; selling cream separators, horses and coal; breaking and training horses for WWI military use overseas; taxi service; and hauling wagon loads of all types. Around 1920 some of the family (Harold included) moved to Drumheller and for several years ran one of the first bus and taxi companies in that then rough and rowdy coal town. The rest of the Lowe family soon followed suit. Despite being a Drumheller resident, Harold also continued farming his land in the Big Stone district until at least 1923.
    Early in the 1925 Geological Survey of Canada’s (GSC) field season near Tolman Bridge, AB Charles M Sternberg suddenly found himself without a teamster. The departing man recommended Harold Lowe and a field partnership lasting from 1925-1937 was born. Harold was an ideal field man. Though of slight build, years of hard labor on the farm had made him wiry and strong. He was a hard worker familiar with excavation tools and their use, horse and wagon care/operation, loading and hauling heavy wagon loads, and motor vehicle maintenance. Owing to the Great Depression and other interruptions, Harold did not work for Sternberg every year, but did put in six full field seasons (1925-1926,1928,1935-1937), not only in Alberta, but in 1935 also assisted Sternberg in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. While the Royal Ontario Museum worked in Alberta during the Depression, Harold only worked for the GSC under Sternberg’s supervision. In the field he quickly became Sternberg’s “right hand man”.
    After his last field season, Harold had a number of jobs in Drumheller. He was a coal miner at the Hy-Grade Mine, manager of the St. Regis Hotel and then worked at Whitlock Lumber. He and his family (wife Daisy (1889-1973); son Don (1932-); and two daughters Connie (1923-1976) and Georgina (1928·2006)) moved away from Drumheller in 1944, starting a new life in Burnaby, BC. There he worked as a caretaker and maintenance man at a restaurant and later was a shipper/receiver at a car parts dealership. He suffered a fatal heart attack on September 5, 1952, age 66 (Anonymous, 1952a-b). The former Lowe home in Drumheller still exists and is now converted into the Old Grouch’s Restaurant, a popular hangout for some Tyrrell Museum staff.
    Harold’s name briefly comes up in several published histories of early dinosaur collecting in Alberta (Russell, 1966:26; Dodson, 1996:160; Spalding, 1999:89). The taxonomically problematic centrosaurine Monoclonius Lowei was named after him, the only civilian so honoured by M Sternberg who erected 37 new species of western Canadian dinosaurs or dinosaur ichnospecies.
    Despite these recognitions, who Harold Lowe was and his full contributions to Albertan vertebrate palaeontology are largely lost on most of the palaeontological community. This note is excised from a much larger and nearly completed project on the Albertan palaeontological contributions of Harold Lowe which will be published elsewhere (Tanke, in prep.). During Harold’s fieldwork in Alberta he made some significant ceratopsian discoveries and/or helped collect same in four of the six summers he was employed by the GSC. These are briefly reviewed here:
    1925
    Downstream of the Tolman Bridge, Harold finds and helps collect CMN 8882 ceratopsian scattered skull, jaws and teeth. This specimen has not been prepared and Sternberg considered it as “possibly not Anchiceratops”. Harold also helps excavate CMN 8547 a ct. Anchiceratops complete postcranial skeleton with fragments of frill. This is the panel mounted specimen which has been on display at the Canadian Museum of Nature (Ottawa) since about 1927.
    1928
    In today’s DPP, Harold finds and helps collect CMN 8801 (quarry 63) Chasmosaurus russelli, skull and partial skeleton.
    1936
    Work was again conducted in DPP. CM Sternberg’s 1936 field notes (Sternberg, 1936) for July 8 mention Harold collecting a ~small crest” of a ceratopsian, but no other details are given. A ceratopsian skeleton (possibly quarry 98) was explored July 29 and abandoned the next day.
    Fieldwork was also done in support of dinosaur exhibits underway at the Calgary Zoo Prehistoric Park. Dinosaur specimens (including ceratopsian) were collected by Harold and crew 10 create a simulated bonebed exhibit at the Zoo.
    1937
    This was Harold’s last summer of fieldwork and the most successful one for the discovery and collection of ceratopsians. In the Manyberries/Onefour, AB district the following specimens were secured: Field No. 1-1937. Monoclonius· partial skull (later discarded due to poor quality). CMN 8802. Chasmosaurus russelli skull and lower jaws. Described in Sternberg, 1940 and accidentally destroyed jaws saved during a move. CMN 8797. Scattered pieces of small centrosaurine ceratopsian skull: left side of face with orbital rim; ?frontal, prefrontal, jugal, squamosal. MN 9813. Part of crest. Found by Harold and described by Langston as Anchiceratops. . Parts of small centrosaurine ceratopsian skull: 2 squamosa Is, part of parietals, 1 quadrate, 1 ?prefrontal, 2 postorbitals, 2 horncores and other skull pieces; found by Harold. CMN 8790. “Monoc/onius· skull. Described in Sternberg, 1940 as Monoc/onius lowei; named after Harold. Field No. 16-1937. Large orbital horn core; rest of fragmentary skull not collected.