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Drumheller RCMP searching for missing man

Drumheller RCMP are requesting the public's assistance to locate a missing male. On July 31 Drumheller RCMP were advised that Johan Froese, 43, had not been in contact with his family since Mother’s day, May 10.Police were able to confirm that Johan was in… Read More
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Town rewards mask use with 'Dino Bucks'

As other municipalities, like Banff and Calgary, pass mandatory mask bylaws, the Town of Drumheller is trying a different approach. Rather than enforcing mandatory use, a reward program called Dino Bucks was passed at the August 5 council meeting. In a media… Read More
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Masks mandated for Grades 4-12 students returning to school

As part of new school safety measures to combat COVID-19, mask use for Grade 4 to 12 students, and all school staff, will be mandatory when school returns for the 2020-21 year.Education Minister Adriana LaGrange, along with Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical… Read More
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Strathmore RCMP lay attempted murder charges

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Strathmore RCMP have laid charges in relation to a shooting incident that occurred last week in Wheatland County. On July 29 at 6:10 p.m., Strathmore RCMP responded to a…

Starland sees jump in COVID-19 cases

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Strathmore RCMP investigate shooting

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Strathmore RCMP are investigating a shooting at a property in Wheatland County. On July 29 at 6:10 p.m., Strathmore RCMP responded to a report of an injured male and female…

FCSS grant helps kids attend camp

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Drumheller FCSS has received a grant that will help young people attend summer camp despite financial limitations.FCSS coordinator April Harrison tells the Mail, they have…

Trees key to flood mitigation and climate adaptation efforts

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Local doctor recipient of Dr. Spencer McLean teaching award

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Drumheller’s own Dr. Veronique Ram is the winner of the 2020 Dr. Spencer McLean Peer-to-Peer Teaching Award. The award is named in honour of Dr. Spencer McLean, a University…

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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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Dragons pick captains

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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…


Condolences to the family of Marie Martha Richardson

RICHARDSONMarie Martha February 13, 1943 - July 27, 2020 It is with heavy hearts that we said goodbye to our beloved Mom, Marie Martha Richardson, of Drumheller. The four of…

Condolences to the family of George Kallay

KALLAYGeorge March 24, 1946 - July 18, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Kallay of Stony Plain, Alberta on July 18, 2020 at the age of…

Condolences to the family of Eli Gordon Higgins

HIGGINSEli Gordon February 5, 1990 - July 19, 2020 It is with great sorrow that the family of Eli Higgins announces his sudden passing on July 19, 2020, doing what he loved,…

Condolences to the family of Dr. David Dunlop Miller

MILLERDr. David Dunlop September 11, 1924 - July 10, 2020 Dr. David Dunlop Miller died comfortably at home July 10, 2020 afternoon with family beside him. Born September 11,…

Doug Wade joins race for Wildrose nod


    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

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