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RCMP, Emergency Services respond to fatal head-on collision

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On Jan. 6, 2024, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Drumheller RCMP, Emergency Medical Services, and local Fire Departments responded to a 2 vehicle head-on collision on Hwy 9 near Range Road 214 West of Drumheller. It was reported that multiple injuries occurred and a vehicle was on fire.

Upon arrival of first responders the vehicle fire was extinguished.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a pickup truck and a car collided on the highway. The driver of the car, a 39-year-old male resident of Drumheller was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger of the car, a 33-year-old female resident of Drumheller was taken to hospital via ground ambulance with undetermined injuries. The driver of the pickup truck, a 50-year-old male resident of Strathmore, was taken to Drumheller Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

A RCMP Collision Re-Constructionist attended the scene to assist in the investigation. Traffic flow was affected for several hours and the scene cleared on Jan. 7, 2024 at 6:30 a.m..

RCMP are investigating the driver of the pick up for impaired driving causing death. This investigation continues.


Alumni players return to DVSS court

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Former DVSS/DCHS hoopsters were invited back to their alma mater to test their meddle and lung capacity against a younger squad. The Annual DVSS Alumni games went on Thursday, December 21, with the senior DVSS dynos boys and girls teams taking on former players. Many alumni players still had what it takes on the court, although they were helped along by an extremely long bench.

Drumheller Town Council approves 2024 Capital budget of $8.66 million

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At the Regular Council Meeting on December 18, 2023, the proposed Capital Budget for 2024 was approved for $8.66 million. $4.13 million will be for water/wastewater projects and $4.53 million for general capital projects that will be funded by Provincial grants and property taxes.
“The town is continuing to make investments in replacing and improving infrastructure throughout the community including the implementation of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan that was approved in 2023,” says CAO Darryl Drohomerski.
The Capital Budget does not include the Flood Mitigation Program, which is managed separately from the other capital projects.


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