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Drumheller RCMP and Police Dog Services arrest three break and enter suspects

IMG 4268On June 23, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Drumheller RCMP received a complaint from company representatives of an oil site located near Highway 9 and Range Road 21-4 in Kneehill County advising that security systems indicated a break-and-enter was in progress.

RCMP members from Drumheller attended the area and encountered a vehicle near the site containing suspected stolen copper wire and 1 female suspect; the suspect was arrested. The investigation determined that 2 more suspects were outstanding and additional officers were dispatched to the scene. At 4:20 a.m., a second suspect was located in the area and arrested. The third suspect was located and arrested near 5:00 a.m. with assistance from RCMP Police Dog Services.
30-year-old Hailey Morrison of Drumheller, 38-year-old Brian Burrill of Drumheller, and 35-year-old Jessica Angel of Calgary were jointly charged with break and enter, mischief, theft of copper wire and possession of stolen property.
All three accused were subject to Judicial Interim Release Hearings. Morrison and Burrill were remanded into custody and are scheduled to appear in the Alberta Court of Justice in Hanna on June 26th, 2024 for a bail hearing. Angel was released from custody on a $500 Promise to Pay Release Order and is scheduled to appear in the Alberta Court of Justice in Drumheller on July 12th, 2024 to answer to the charges.
If you have any information regarding this occurrence or any other criminal activity, please contact Drumheller RCMP at 403.823.7590, your local Police Service, or call 911 if an emergency. 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.

Drumheller Sports Council taking shape

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The Town of Drumheller has taken a big step towards forming a Sports Council.
A group of nine dedicated individuals have formed the Town of Drumheller Sports Council Task Force. They aim to execute the tasks outlined in the Recreation Master Plan findings. This task force, a crucial component in developing and establishing the Sports Council, will serve as a vital platform for identifying and addressing sports-related concerns and opportunities in our community.
“This task force will meet soon and talk about what we are trying to achieve, which will allow people to come together for a common interest, which is not necessarily for their sport but for the good of sport throughout the Valley,” explains Rick Ladouceur, manager of Recreation Arts and Culture.
The Drumheller Sports Council was developed as part of the 2023 Parks & Recreation Master Plan. The plan, which heavily involved participation from residents in collaboration with RC Strategies, outlined the initial goal of creating a sports council, suggested by local participants, within three years of its introduction.
“With the support of our Council and the clear value and importance the Parks and Recreation Master Plan has to the community, we decided to launch within the initial year of this plan,” continues Ladouceur. “We are very fortunate to have the volunteers with the calibre in recreation to help create a vision for the Drumheller Valley.”
Members include:
•Linda Traquair, Alberta 55 plus Provincial Board Member - Secretary
•Robert Visser, Drumheller Baseball Association – President
•Kristi Murphy, Drumheller Mixed Slo Pitch –President
•Debra Walker, Drumheller Curling Association - President
•Rachel Graf, Adult Volleyball League Representative
•Ken Fournier, Head Coach Drumheller Football Team
•Krymsen Suelzle, Drumheller Football President & Trainer
•Melanie Hardy, Canadian Badlands Aquatics Club Board Member
•Blair Christianson, Owner of the Jr. A Dragons
The Task Force represents a unified effort of the area’s sport governing bodies, working together to strengthen and unite the sports community in Drumheller. Their collective aim is to address sports-related concerns and opportunities, exploring how each group and/or league can synergize with the current and future athletic infrastructure in the Valley.
Mayor Heather Colberg acknowledges the significant role of sports tourism in our athletic community, stating, “This group of volunteers is poised to shape the future of sports in the Valley.” She expresses her gratitude to the task force members for their invaluable time and expertise and recognizes their contribution to this important initiative.
The Town of Drumheller developed a Parks and Recreation Master Plan in 2023, identifying priorities for facilities and services over the next 10+ years. So far this year, much of the focus has been revitalizing the beach, ball diamonds, dog park, outdoor courts and accessory buildings at Newcastle Recreation Area.

Rails to Trails receives $100k Community Spaces grant

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On Tuesday, June 25, members of the Rails to Trails Fundraising Task Force and the Town of Drumheller were joined by the Westview Co-op Board of Directors to celebrate the awarding of the Co-op Community Spaces Grant. Rails to Trails was successful in its application to the program for a grant of $100,000 for the project. The funds are earmarked to help make the Midland Train Bridge usable for active transportation. They celebrated the award with a barbecue at Westview Co-op and a cheque presentation before heading to the bridge to cut the ribbon.


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