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Local cadet shares D-Day anniversary experience

Last spring a contingent of Sea Cadets from Drumheller joined in the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landing. Bailey Chung was one of the participants and she shared her experience with the Mail. On June 5, 2019, we started the day by… Read More
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Dan Hird shares story of military career

A Drumheller man found love and a career in the Airforce, and his motivation was because it was a tough life being a pipefitter. Dan Hird had a long career with the Air Force, and it all started when he was in Penhold working as a steamfitter working outside… Read More
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Big Valley Legion volunteers share parallel military careers

The military is a career choice that can take young men and women down myriad paths. For two Big Valley men, each took parallel paths, one in the Navy and one in the Air Force. Lorne Parkin and Bob Boswell are both heavily involved in their community as… Read More
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Dan Hird shares story of military career

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A Drumheller man found love and a career in the Airforce, and his motivation was because it was a tough life being a pipefitter. Dan Hird had a long career with the Air…

Big Valley Legion volunteers share parallel military careers

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The military is a career choice that can take young men and women down myriad paths. For two Big Valley men, each took parallel paths, one in the Navy and one in the Air…

Senior Titans win league championship

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The Senior Titans are on top of the league winning the Big Sky Conference Championship and advancing to the provincial playoffs. The Titans had home-field advantage last…

Helping Hands celebrate 20 years

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Helping Hands Home Support Services is celebrating 20 years of filling a need in the community. They are hosting a celebration on Tuesday, November 12 at the Badlands…

Red Rose Campaign kicks off Family Violence Prevention Month

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November is Family Violence Prevention Month and the Big Country Anti-Violence Association (BCAVA) and volunteers kicked off the month of awareness with the annual Red Rose…

Open house today for solar/battery hybrid project

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Longspur Developments is hosting a public open house to discuss a proposal of a hybrid solar/ battery storage development within the town of Drumheller. The company is…

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Sabres win bronze at home tourney

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The St. Anthony’s Sabres senior girls volleyball team claimed bronze at their home tournament. The Sabres hosted a four-team tournament last Friday, October 18 and played…

Titans move into third spot in province

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The Senior Titans are now 7-0 and have moved into the third spot in the province after another coming performance last Friday night. The Titans hosted the Lindsay Thurber…

Seniors Titans extend winning season to six

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It was a great Thanksgiving weekend for football in Drumheller, as the senior Titans extended their season record to 6-0 at home in a late afternoon game Saturday. The…

Titans dominate Olds in 75-16 win

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It was another dominating performance by the Drumheller Senior Titans as they defeated Olds last Saturday, September 28. The Titans travelled to Olds to take on the Spartans.…

Dragons pick captains

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The Drumheller Dragons have selected third-year forward Derrick Budz to lead the team this season as captain. Budz, from Yorkton Saskatchewan, is entering this third year and…

Titans shine under bright lights of McMahon Stadium

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The Bantam Titans chalked up their first win of the season and they did it on one of the biggest stages in Alberta, McMahon Stadium. The Titans squared up against Rocky…

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Condolences to the family of Helen Margaret Veronica Windle (nee Bonertz)

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WINDLEHelen Margaret Veronica(nee Bonertz) February 1, 1950 - November 2, 2019 It is with a heavy heart that we announce on November 2, 2019 that Helen passed away peacefully…

Condolences to the family of Joseph Scott Patterson

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PATTERSONJoseph Scott January 10, 1940 - November 2, 2019 Joseph Scott Patterson, 79, of Strathmore, AB, passed away on November 2nd, 2019, from congestive heart failure, at…

Condolences to the family of Garry Jones

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JONESGarry June 4, 1939Calgary, AlbertaOctober 30, 2019Airdrie, Alberta It is with great sadness that the family of Garry George Jones announce his passing at his home in…

Condolences to the family of Anne Emma Milne

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MILNEAnne Emma August 15, 1921 - October 16, 2019 It is with great sadness that the family of Anne Emma Milne announce her peaceful passing at Cedar’s Villa Extendicare in…

Doug Wade joins race for Wildrose nod

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    Local businessman Doug Wade has flung himself into the race to be the Wildrose candidate for the Drumheller-Stettler riding come the next provincial election.

    Nominations for candidates close this Friday, August 5, and Wade is the fourth to come to the table. He said he is encouraged by the policies of the Wildrose Party, and feels they have strong leadership in Danielle Smith.
    “I feel there is change coming,” said Wade. “Historically the province flips and when it does, it does big time.”
    He adds that with 25,000 members across the province the party is more than just a flash in the pan.
    Wade was raised in the valley and brought up his own family in Drumheller. He is a partner in Wade’s Jewellery and has been actively involved in community sports, theatre and the Drumheller and District Music Festival.
    He said he has been encouraged to run by his business partner and brother Bruce as well as his family. Other Wildrose enthusiasts including Chip Aiello, Jim Fisher, Stan Schumacher, Tony Kollman, Dale Wilson and Stan Solberg have also been encouraging.
    The first all candidates forum is slated for Thursday, August 11 at the Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club Tournament Facility at 7 p.m.  Other contenders include Rick Strankman, Dave France, and Chris Warwick. Those who wish to vote for a candidate for the Wildrose Party must have a current membership with the party.
 Wade welcomes feedback or questions. He can be contacted at 403-823-6033 or wadeda@telusplanet.net.

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