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Summer visitation figures show slight dip in numbers


    While the valley continues to be a popular visitor's destination, attractions this year have seen a slight contraction in visits compared to last year. However in the long run, overall visitation continues to be strong.
    The Royal Tyrrell Museum is celebrating its 25th anniversary this season, and while there has been continual stream of visitors coming through the doors this summer, the museum’s numbers have taken a small tumble compared to last year.  

Original derrick hand sees well decommissioned after five decades

    It is not rare for a young man to travel across the country for work, especially in the oil and gas industry, but for one Drumheller man, while this is how his career began, it is almost like the industry came to him, and remained for the better part of five decades.
    This summer a well in the Wayne Rosedale Field was decommissioned. While this is a regular occurrence in the industry, for Eskeland, it held more meaning.   

137-year-old Bible returned to family


    A Bible lost for generations has made its way across the country back into its family’s hands.
    Wendy Cuncannon of the Morrin area was contacted earlier this year from a stranger that had just inherited a cottage on Pigeon Lake in Ontario, between Peterborough and Bobcaygeon. The woman had in her possession a Bible she found in this cottage. Within the Bible, she discovered the marriage certificate of Jeremiah Cuncannon. He was the great grandfather of Wendy’s father-in-law, Jack Cuncannon. What unfolded was a chapter in the history of the family. 


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