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Last updateThu, 23 May 2024 12pm


Ossie Sheddy
Ossie is the editor and publisher of The Drumheller Mail  and has been with the paper for over 40 years.  Ossie has held many volunteer positions in the community including President of the Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association, Chairman of the Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society, President of the Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club, board member on the newly formed Badlands Community Facility Steering Committee.  Ossie writes the well-read column "Read All About It" each week in The Drumheller Mail.

Bob Sheddy
Bob has been with The Drumheller Mail since 1994, and although he is primarily the managing editor of the newspaper, you'll catch Bob taking photos and videos of happenings around town. Bob graduated in 2001 with a Commerce degree, and he did a minor in journalistic studies.  Bob is involved in the management of The Mail and Bob is also the owner of Century 21 and InnovatORS Inc.

Patrick Kolafa
Patrick has been with The Drumheller Mail since 2002 and has covered many major stories in the area.  Patrick's reportage has contributed to The Drumheller Mail being recognized nationally by the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Community Newspaper Association. Before coming to The Mail, Patrick reported for the Bonnyville Nouvelle, and contributed to Associated Press' coverage of the 2002 G8 Conference. His work has also appeared in the Calgary Herald.

Barb Coney
Barb has been with The Drumheller Mail since 1989 and is currently the production supervisor. A native Drumhellerite, she has spent many years volunteering in the community and in 2003 was chosen as Drumheller’s Citizen of the Year. She was an officer with the Navy League Corps for ten years before being promoted to Training Officer of Alberta Division. Barb served in the Drumheller Legion executive for many years, including four as president. She was awarded the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation and represented Alberta on a European Pilgrimage for Remembrance. She also served as president of the Drumheller Rotary Club and has been the chairperson for the Rotary Club’s Radio Auction for two years. Barb is married to Larry, has three grown children and six grandchildren.