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Dragons take first win in eight games over Mustangs; make trade with Brooks Bandits

After an eight game losing streak, the Drumheller Dragons have taken a win against the Calgary Mustangs to close out November. Monday night the Dragons travelled to Calgary to face the Mustangs. The Dragons opened the scoring in the first period with a goal… Read More

Experience A Wind in the Willows Christmas in Rosebud

Christmas comes but once a year, but at Rosebud Theatre, they have the knack of opening hearts to the spirit of Christmas before the first snow. A Wind in the Willows Christmas In Rosebud opened on November 6 at the Opera House. Taking the iconic characters… Read More

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Gaye Ross Nursing Scholarship presented to Courtney Griffith

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The Gaye Ross Memorial Nursing Scholarship Committee presented Courtney Griffith with a $1,000 scholarship in honour of the…

Experience A Wind in the Willows Christmas in Rosebud

Christmas comes but once a year, but at Rosebud Theatre, they have the knack of opening hearts to the spirit of Christmas…

New development underway in core

Construction is underway on an exciting new development in downtown Drumheller. inSide Drumheller reported in its July 31…

Westergard Motors playing Santa

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Toys for Tots, a Christmas fundraiser, has been in full swing at Westergard Ford since November 21. On December 5,…

DVSS celebrates International Day

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International Day was celebrated at Drumheller Valley Secondary School (DVSS) on November 20. Teachers, students, VIP’s and…

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Chasing a baseball dream

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A local baseball player is hoping for support to make her way to the World Cup of Baseball. Chelsea Bradley is a member of…

Titans fall to Willow Creek in South provincial final

The Senior Drumheller Titans left it all on the field in the final game of the season, losing in the provincial semi final…

Morrin Mustangs Senior girls provincial bound

The Morrin Mustangs Senior girls volleyball team are provincial bound after winning their zone championship over the…

Dragons searching for win

The Drumheller Dragons were in action Friday and Saturday with a home-and-homer against the Olds Grizzlys. Saturday night…

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…



HUDSON, Anna Elizabeth December 4, 1988 - November 19, 2015 “For those I love I will sacrifice” It is with great sadness…


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


McKAY, Kim Adeline Our sister and Aunty passed away suddenly near her home in Zihuatanejo, Guerreo, Mexico. Kim was born to…


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

Bill to scrap long gun registry passes

    Last week, gun owners in Canada breathed a sigh of relief as there is a concrete end in sight for the gun registry.
    In October of last year Bill C-19 was introduced, which would scrap the long gun registry, and last Wednesday the bill was passed with a vote of 159-130. The last hurdle is the senate.

    Bill C-19 is an amendment to the Firearms Act to remove the requirement to register firearms that are neither prohibited nor restricted. It also calls for the destruction of the existing records. It amends the Criminal Code and the Fire Arms Act.
    For avid bird hunter Sandy Brown it is about time.
    “I heard on the news they were going to vote on it and now it is history,” said Brown. “I think it is a good thing.”
    Brown had a number of concerns about the gun registry, one of the main ones was that too much money was spent on it. In 1995, the Department of Justice reported it would cost $119 million to implement, with $117 million being returned in fees.  One estimate is that between 1995-2009 the net cost of the Canadian government’s expenditure on firearms, less the cost of registration fees was $1.23 billion.
    “They really didn’t accomplish anything,” said Sandy Brown. “They were targeting the wrong people, and I was one of them.”
    “I’ve had a gun since I was 12. I used to go across the river and shoot magpies, and I wasn’t alone, lots of people did it. I was brought up with rifles and shot guns and it was never a problem,” he said.
    Brown hunts birds, and says he is a conservative hunter. He rarely shoots his limit. For him it is more about the experience, and often on his “hunting trips” he only carries a camera.
    “I have my dog and like to watch them do work, and to see the migrations in this part of the world is phenomenal,” said Brown.
    He said the long gun registry focused on lawful-abiding gun owners, and not the criminal elements.
    “How many things happen today with guns that are not registered? Most of them. What about that young fellow that killed those people on the highway in Southern Alberta? His guns were registered, he had a pistol. All the guns he had that night were all registered, that didn’t stop him.”
    He does not see how the registry would reduce crime like it was billed to do. He adds that he doesn’t believe that even 50 per cent of the guns in Canada were registered, and of the funds spent on the long gun registry, a lot of police could have been hired.
    While the changes to the Firearms Act scraps the registering of long guns, restricted and prohibited weapons still have to be registered. The licensing system that came in with the act is still in place. This includes background checks and safety training.
    “Most of the guys I know are pretty smart about guns,” said Brown.

Do you still mail Christmas cards?

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2015 Tourist Map

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