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Sea Cadets 'Furious'-ly take silver in overall distinction

sea-cadets.jpgThe Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps “Furious” in Drumheller went to the Sports and Drill event at the Edmonton Garrison on April 3 to 5. Alberta’s 17 sea cadet corps, over 600 cadets, competed in various events such as range shooting, soccer, drill and more, and ‘Furious’ was awarded the silver medal in overall distinction. This marked the first time ‘Furious’ ranked so highly in any competition. Pictured (l-r, back row):Tayler Dowling, MacKenzie Kathol, Lindsay Meller, Kaitlyn Meller, Cori, Gattney, Andrew Rock, Dustin Burchnell, John denBrok, and Malcom Johnson-Tait. (l-r, front row) Travis Stirrett, Sabrina Wiebe, Jessica Towle, Remmington denBrok, and Dalan Wilson.

Community Garden Breaks Ground

The Drumheller Communities in Bloom committee started work on the Community Garden on Newcastle Drive on April 20th, 2009.  Town of Drumheller Crews worked to install services on site.  The Communities in Bloom will rent out parcels of earth to locals, who will maintain them.  More details on this project will be in this Friday's edition of InSide Drumheller and online Friday at

Officers find bag of surprises at institution

Officers on patrol at the Drumheller Institution found a bag of surprises two weeks ago, when they discovered a "large amount" of contraband thrown over a fence. On April 10, officers found cell phones, illegal drugs, and tobacco had been tossed onto the prison grounds. Estimated prison value for the contraband seized is $115,000. According to John Shannon of the institution, incidents like this do not happen as frequently as with other prisons. “We just hope the staff do their job, and they did,” Shannon says. Correctional Services Canada has a number of tools available to control the flow of drugs through prison gates. These include searches of offenders and visitors, ion scanners, drug dogs, and as per this situation; searches of building and cells. The Drumheller Institution currently accommodates 512 medium security and 69 minimum security inmates.


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