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Last updateThu, 13 Aug 2020 12pm

Eggs-treme crack up on Highway 9

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What happens when a semi carrying a full load of eggs hits a moose? Egg-xactly what you would expect. Drumheller emergency services responded shortly after 1 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22 to a single-vehicle collision on Highway 9 about 7 kilometres west of town. It appears a semi travelling westbound on Highway 9 hit a moose and swerved, rolling on to its side in the opposite ditch. It appears the driver had minor injuries. Crews got cracking throughout afternoon cleaning up the pools of omelette as they cooked onto the pavement in the hot sun.

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Two charged after RCMP execute search warrant

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Drumheller RCMP have arrested two individuals who are facing drug and property crime charges.
On July 13, following an investigation into street-level drug trafficking, Drumheller RCMP executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a home west of downtown Drumheller.
The RCMP located a large amount of money, substances suspected to be fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, prescription pills, drug trafficking paraphernalia, and a bag of copper wire which was believed to be stolen property.
Michael Douglas Farmer, 38, of Drumheller is charged with:

· Possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking
· Possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking
· Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
· Possession of prescription pills for the purpose of trafficking
· Possession of property obtained by crime

April Margaret Couturier, 33, of Hanna is charged with:

· Possession of property obtained by crime

Farmer and Couturier were released with conditions and will be appearing in Drumheller provincial court on October 16.

Information provided by the public plays a crucial role in helping police identify where crime is occurring, and who is committing it. Members of the public who suspect drug activity in their community are encouraged to contact the Drumheller RCMP at 403-823-2630 or your local police. 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.

New faces on Chamber of Commerce board

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There are four new members of the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce Board.
The chamber held its annual general meeting on Wednesday, July 15 virtually. They welcomed Deana Hannem of Dinosaur Valley Massage & Wellness, Lisa Hansen-Zacharuk of Western Financial Group of Drumheller, Martina Morrison of Riverside Value Drug Mart and Bob Sheddy of The Drumheller Mail to the board.
Re-elected to the board are Mike Bell of Western GM, Cindy Clarke of the Canalta Jurassic Hotel, and Jeff Hall of Meyers Norris Penny.
“While there is much uncertainty looking forwards as a result of COVID-19, we are confident that our incoming board has the knowledge and experience to guide the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce and our business community through the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” said Hall.
Following the AGM, the Board of Directors met to internally elect the Executive Committee for the coming year. Jeff Hall was elected President, Bob Sheddy will serve as Vice President, and Jared Potter was elected as Secretary-Treasurer.
The Chamber also said farewell and thanked board members Nathan Fleming (RBC), Darryl Reid (Pro-Active Building Maintenance), Barry Fullerton, and Joanne Hodgson (Fountain Tire) for their years of service and commitment to the organization.
At the meeting, tourism service manager Debbie Schinnour was recognized for 10 years of service, and office and chamber services coordinator Marley Henneigh was recognized for five years of service.


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