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Drumheller secures stop on country music's Aaron Pritchett tour

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Canadian country-music artist Aaron Pritchett announced his cross-Canada Liquored Up tour with special guests Matt Lang and Cory Marks, and will be making the Badlands Community Facility (BCF) one of the stops.
Pritchett has opened sold out shows for country music legend Garth Brooks, and played at the Calgary Stampede and the Rockin’ River Musicfest in Merritt, B.C.
“Basically what happened is they were looking for venues, and when I saw it was Aaron Pritchett I thought that would be an interesting (event) to do,” Recreation, Arts, and Culture manager Rick Ladouceur tells the Mail.
Bringing more, and different types of events to the Drumheller Valley, and utilizing some of the Town’s recreation facilities to host these events was one of the goals Mr. Ladouceur previously outlined as something he would like to bring to the table in his role.
He says there are more events in the works, including a murder mystery style dinner in April 2024, and other events he currently cannot disclose.
“I’m very excited to bring events to Drumheller, especially in the off-season,” Mr. Ladouceur shares.
The concert will be held in the fieldhouse of the BCF, and there is a venue capacity of about 800 to 900 people; the concert will be standing-room only to help promote the “party atmosphere” and Mr. Ladouceur says he is hopeful to see support from Drumheller and surrounding communities.
A limited number of VIP tickets will also be available, with some 22 tables set up on the walking track above the floor of the fieldhouse.
Mr. Ladouceur says he also plans to reach out to the business community of Drumheller regarding sponsorship opportunities to help support operating costs to hold the event.
Tickets went on sale through Eventbrite on Friday, October 27.

Rockyford defers security cameras until 2024 budget

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Security cameras for the Lions Campground washroom in the Village of Rockyford will wait until the 2024 budget for consideration following the regular Wednesday, October 11 council meeting.
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Lori Miller previously sought quotes for equipment to be installed on the washroom’s exterior to deter misconduct and vandalism in September following a rash of vandalism over the summer months, which were shared with council at the October 11 meeting.
“The motion council made about the cameras was to defer until 2024,” Ms. Miller shares.
She explains the Village’s budget “is getting tight” and it was felt it would be better to plan for the expense as part of the 2024 budget discussions and deliberations.
A preliminary budget is expected to be brought forward at an upcoming council meeting.

Drumheller RCMP investigate collision involving youth pedestrian

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Drumheller RCMP are investigating after a youth pedestrian was involved in a collision on Thursday, November 16.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on November 16, emergency services from Drumheller including the Fire Department, EMS, Municipal Enforcement, and RCMP responded to reports of a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian near the Drumheller Valley Secondary School located at 450 17 Street East.
On arrival, it was found that a 12 year old female student, from Drumheller, was struck by a pickup truck while attempting to cross 7 Ave East near Drumheller Valley Secondary School. The student was transported via ground ambulance to Drumheller Health Centre then airlifted by STARS Air Ambulance to Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary with serious injuries believed to be non life threatening.
The investigation revealed that alcohol, drugs, and speed were not factors in this collision. RCMP continue to investigate this matter.
If you have any information regarding this matter or other criminal activity, please contact Drumheller RCMP at 403.823.7590 or contact your local Police Service. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
Alberta RCMP have launched CAPTURE (Community Assisted Policing Through the Use of Recorded Evidence) throughout the Province and it is now being used including by Drumheller RCMP. CAPTURE is a voluntary surveillance camera registry program, which allows residents and businesses with surveillance to register the location of their cameras to assist RCMP with investigations and keep the community safe. Any contact information and video cameras submitted on the website would not be available to the public. Police do not have access to your live feed or view your cameras. All camera owners, residential and business owned, are encouraged to sign up. Please visit Home | Rural Alberta Emergency Crime Capture (


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