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East Coulee bridge’s future still stalled

The East Coulee Truss Bridge, once named one of Canada’s most endangered places, remains fenced off to the public as the Atlas Coal Mine continues “quietly working” toward an agreement with CP Rail to restore the derelict bridge. Atlas Coal Mine executive… Read More
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8th Annual Carlie Bell Memorial Scholarship awarded by Bell family

Carlie Bell was an exceptional 4-Her. She was extremely active in Drumheller District 4-H and the Morrin Multi 4-H Club. In 2011, Carlie died of viral encephalitis after a work exchange travel adventure in New Zealand and Australia. Carlie had great… Read More
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Politics in the classroom

The 2019 federal election is less than a week away and while the conversation over coffee and online are fierce, and the daily news reports sound off on each day’s progress, one place where there are good conversations is in the classroom. Social Studies… Read More
Does your family get into heated discussion about politics at Thanksgiving?

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Dragons make roster acquisitions

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The Dragons are welcoming three new players after trades with other AJHL teams were finalized this week. The team picked up forward Bruce MacGregor (Spruce Grove Saints),…

Meet the candidates running in Battle River-Crowfoot

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The federal election is coming up on Monday, October 21. The Mail has reached out to each candidate to learn more about themselves and their platform. Running in the Battle…

Sabres hosting 7th annual volleyball tourney

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The St. Anthony’s Senior Sabres volleyball team are on the court and playing well. The team does not have a league to play in but they are getting lots of experience through…

Bantam Titans roll over scoreboard with 106-8 win

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“They’re basically unstoppable right now.” That’s how the bantam Titans’ head coach Thomas Laffin is describing his team after a lopsided 106-8 win at home on Saturday, where…

Bertram Drilling assets being liquidated

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Once a main driver of the community of Carbon, the assets of Bertram Drilling are to be sold off. Bertram Drilling has operated since 1962, as a diversified drilling company…

Golf Club shareholders entertain purchase offer

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The shareholders of the Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club will be discussing an offer to purchase the facility at a special meeting next week. The Mail reported in its…

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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…

First Drumheller ultra-marathon set for Saturday

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This Saturday about 200 athletes will be taking on some of the toughest, and most beautiful terrain in the valley at the first-ever X- Ultramarathon. The cross country run,…

Senior Titans top Canmore, Wetaskiwin

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The Drumheller Senior Titans had a busy week, but when the dust cleared they chalked up two victories. The Titans were on the road Monday evening, September 9, to take on…

Bantam Titans fall 0-2 on season Saturday, rally around injured teammate

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The Bantam Titans are off to a rough start this season, dropping to 0-2 on the season early this season after a tough loss to the Stettler Cougars on Saturday. The team…

Obituaries

Condolences to the family of Gerald William Riehl

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RIEHLGerald October 9, 2019 Gerald William Riehl of Drumheller, Alberta, beloved husband of Karen Riehl, passed away suddenly but peacefully with his family by his side on…

Condolences to the family of Mavis Lorane Hunter (nee Kingcott)

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HUNTERMavis Lorane(nee Kingcott) September 10, 1922 - October 10, 2019 After 97 faithful years, Mavis was called home by her Lord and Savior on October 10, 2019.Mavis leaves…

Condolences to the family of Mary Lynn Brackley

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BRACKLEYMary Lynn January 4, 1952 - October 12, 2019 On Saturday, October 12, 2019, Mary Lynn Brackley loving mother of two children passed away in St. Albert, Alberta at the…

Condolences to the family of Wayne Patrick Noble

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NOBLEWayne Patrick February 19, 1967 - July 18, 2019 On July 18, 2019, Wayne left us too soon at the age of 52.He was born on February 19, 1967 to Doris and Frank Noble in…

PBI offers third party support for alleged victims of abuse

    President of Prairie Bible Institute (PBI) Mark Maxwell says the school is in contact with a third party  to act as a venue for these who may have allegations of abuse.
    Earlier this year allegations of abuse at PBI arose. President  Maxwell gave an update to  constituents  on December 16.
    “When allegations of abuse surfaced earlier this fall, we made every effort to respond appropriately and keep our friends reasonably informed. This has included pledging our full cooperation with the RCMP and making ourselves directly available to any who wish to share their experiences with us, no matter how difficult. We sincerely want those who may have been injured to feel loved and welcomed, but most importantly, to find the reconciliation, healing and justice appropriate to each situation,” states his letter.
    So far according to a Calgary Herald report, three allegations have been brought forward to the RCMP, these include the allegations of Linda Fossen, who came forward with her story of abuse by the hand of her father, while he was involved at the institution.
    The letter says they are offering three ways for those who wish to come forward. It says alumni of the school is offering support to alleged victims. The letter also reaffirms its cooperation with the RCMP and is supportive of those who wish to go forward to the police.
    PBI has also been in contact with what it considers an independent third party.
    “We have been in contact with Centre Street Church in Calgary, a prominent Canadian church with professional counsellors on staff.  This church is not conflicted by virtue of any relationship with Prairie.  Centre Street offers a safe and secure place for injured people to be heard and given professional advice on steps to move forward, including directing individuals to the appropriate authorities, referring them for additional counselling or bringing them to the appropriate parties at Prairie,” states the letter.


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