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Last updateThu, 21 Sep 2023 8am

Leave 'em in the dust

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Members of the Drumheller RC Playground got together on Saturday, August 26 to take their remote controlled cars out on the track at Dinosaur Downs. It was an all ages fun event which was free to the public. About a dozen drivers had their RC cars speeding around the track and kicking up dust.

Rails to Trails fundraising taskforce ramping up after summer

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Drumheller’s Rails to Trails fundraising taskforce has taken a slight break over the summer months while members focus on other projects and commitments, and are gearing up to get back to business as usual beginning in September.
While the taskforce itself has taken a bit of a step back over the summer, work has continued on the trail network with Gallagher’s Trucking working to remove old ballast material from the right of way between Willow Estates and Rosedale.
“People are gungho, they want to use it. It’s not where we were hoping to be yet, but we continue to move forward, and are still looking for any opportunity for people to support it,” says Rails to Trails chairperson Jason Blanke.
Once the ballast is removed, Mr. Blanke explains there are plans to put down another surface for trail users. He adds people have already been using the trail system.
Timelines for completion are still uncertain as there are other proposed projects which could have potential impacts.
One such project is the Town’s wayfinding signage study which will allow residents to share input on update signage, not only for the Rails to Trails network, but also other trail networks throughout the Drumheller Valley; an online survey launched on Monday, August 28 and a public engagement is also scheduled on Wednesday, September 13 at the Badlands Community Facility (BCF).
There will also be a change to the executive board with the position of secretary open.
The taskforce will be getting back into the groove in September and will be holding its first meeting on September 13.

Drumheller RCMP issue warning to public in wake of recent suspected overdoses

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On Sept. 1, 2023, Drumheller RCMP have responded to three separate incidents of suspected fentanyl overdoses, within a few hours of each other. These three incidents happened in the central Drumheller area but at different locations.

Of the three incidents, one resulted in the death of a 46-year-old male resident of Drumheller. In the second incident, naloxone was administered by EMS to one individual and in the third incident, naloxone was administered by RCMP members to the other individual. Both individuals were transported to the hospital where they are now in stable condition.

Drumheller RCMP is issuing a warning to the public, reminding them that street drugs are not always what they appear to be. Had it not been for the fast actions of those around and the immediate response by emergency medical personnel and RCMP, the two surviving individuals may have had very different outcomes.

Drumheller RCMP remind the public that the signs of a fentanyl overdose include slow, irregular and shallow breathing, pinpoint pupils, muscle stiffness, seizures and unconsciousness. Higher doses of the antidote naloxone are needed to treat an overdose.

If anyone has information about these incidents, please contact Drumheller RCMP at 403-823-7590. 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.


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