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Sabres host successful tournament

The St. Anthony’s Sabres Junior Varsity basketball team made it to the consolation round at their home tournament. The Sabres hosed their 15th annual tournament on January 11 and 12. They invited teams from Beiseker, Airdrie, Wheatland Crossing, Disdbury,… Read More
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Eventful year in Starland County

2018 has passed and it’s been quite the eventful year for Starland County. From staff and council turnover, to a new fire station and truckfill in Munson, as well as a new and improved location for the Craigmyle Fire Department, to a devastating fire at the… Read More
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Drug and stolen property charges laid after search warrant on Newcastle home

Four individuals have been charged for stolen property and illicit drug offences after Drumheller RCMP executed a search warrant on a Newcastle home Tuesday morning. Drumheller RCMP, with the assistance of the Emergency Response Team, negotiators, and Police… Read More

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Speaker Series returns tomorrow with the life story of local amateur fossil collector

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The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology’s 2019 Speaker Series starts on January 17, 2019. The first session, “Depth charges, dinosaurs and a lost love found: Amateur fossil…

Fountain Tire service vehicle stolen after thieves drive through bay doors

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RCMP are on the lookout for a Fountain Tire branded truck after a brazen morning theft from Fountain Tire in Drumheller. Owner Joanne Hodgson said at around 6:50 a.m. on…

Michichi couple rescues injured owl

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A great horned owl may have a new lease on life thanks to the quick thinking of a Michichi couple. Dave Heistad and Janet Stevenson were driving on Sunday afternoon, January…

Highland Gala supports East Coulee School Museum

The East Coulee School Museum is celebrating all things Scottish at the 4th annual Highland Gala. The gala, slated for Saturday, January 19, has grown in the event’s short…

Strankman to sit as independent in Legislature

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MLA for Drumheller Stettler Rick Strankman has announced he will sit as an independent MLA in the Legislature. In a letter dated January 15, he requests to Speaker of the…

Four facing firearms charges after RCMP raid home

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Four people were arrested and are facing firearms charges after RCMP executed a search warrant Tuesday morning in upper Newcastle. Corporal Gerald Sherk tells the Mail that…

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Dragons’ Hanas commits to WHL’s Spokane Chiefs

Kaden Hanas has signed a WHL education contract with the Spokane Chiefs, the Dragons announced on Wednesday. Hanas, the 5’10 right shot power forward from Strathmore,…

Bandits rob two from Dragons over weekend

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Despite coming off a two game skid against the top Canadian junior team in the Brooks Bandits, the Drumheller Dragons are about as good as they’ve ever been after heading…

High school alumni hit the courts

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On Thursday, December 20 former athletes from St. Anthony’s School returned to take on current students at the annual Alumni Games. This year, above members of the Junior…

Dragons end 2018 with win

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The Drumheller Dragons ended 2018 with a bang, downing the Olds Grizzlys in a convincing fashion.The Grizzlys were in Drumheller on Saturday, December 22, to take on the…

Dragons shuffle roster

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Some Dragons are on the move after the team announced a number of trades and player commitments this month. Brothers Scout and Roc Truman have committed to attend and play…

Dragons cooled with two OT losses

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Coming off a six-game winning streak earlier this month, the Dragons have lost three in a row with two of those in overtime as the team comes off a 2-1 loss to the Camrose…


Condolences to the family of Brian Douglas Farmer

FARMERBrian Douglas April 20, 1953 – January 14, 2019 Brian was born April 20, 1953 and passed away suddenly on January 14, 2019. He is survived by his daughter Pamela…

Condolences to the family of Dion Zdunich

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Condolences to the family of Dagmar Ilona Hamelin

HAMELINDagmar Ilona May 14, 1951 - January 8, 2019 Mrs. Dagmar Ilona Hamelin passed away at the Red Deer Hospice on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the age of 67 years. Dagmar…

Condolences to the family of James Alfred Pearson

PEARSONJames (Jim) Alfred November 23, 1961 - December 30, 2018 James (Jim) Alfred Pearson was born in Drumheller, Alberta November 23, 1961 and passed away suddenly in his…

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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