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Town Hall closes due to COVID-19

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As of Thursday, July 16 Town Hall is closed to the public effective immediately in effort of preventing the spread of COVID-19.
“Due to an individual within our organization who has tested positive for COVID-19 visited Town Hall twice in the last week, Town Hall will be closed to the public effective immediately, said CAO Darryl Drohomerski. “We are arranging testing for all Town Hall staff.
Residents are able to visit Town Hall by appointment only. You can schedule at 403-823-6300. It is asked that all individuals visiting Town Hall to wear a mask. If you do not have one, one will be provided for you in the lobby.
Remember to always:
• Cover your mouth and note when you cough or sneeze
• Wash and lather your hands for at least 20 seconds using soap and water
• Use and alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
• Avoid touching your face
• Whenever possible, wear a mask or face shield when in public spaces


AJHL releases 2020-2021 regular season schedule

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 The Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) announced its schedule for the 2020-21 regular season July 10. The league is preparing to begin its 57th season in September should provincial health regulations allow.
    The AJHL will consist of 15 teams in the 2020-21 season, which increases to 16 teams with the addition of the Blackfalds Bulldogs in 2021-22.  Teams are scheduled to play 58 games in the new modified regular season format, including one game versus each opponent from the opposite division and two games at the AJHL Showcase.  The schedule has been created to remove pre-determined blocks of games should the season start be delayed.
 This means for Drumheller, the Dragons will begin play in the regular season on Friday, September 18 in Brooks and then be at home September 19 to take on the Brooks Bandits.
    A schedule for the 2020 AJHL exhibition season will be determined and announced in August 2020.
    The 14th Annual AJHL Showcase, originally scheduled for September 24-26, 2020 in Camrose, Alberta, has been tentatively rescheduled to January 5-7, 2021.  The 15-game event would include each team playing two regular season games apiece in front of fans, coaches and scouts from across North America.  Pre-registration for the scouting community and event details including tickets and volunteer opportunities will be available at AJHL.ca.
    Seven AJHL Teams will partner with local schools to host ‘Hockey Hooky Games’ throughout the season.  Students will experience an afternoon of hockey with the Drumheller Dragons (February 10), Brooks Bandits (December 9), Camrose Kodiaks (January 19), Canmore Eagles (February 10), Drayton Valley Thunder (February 23), Grande Prairie Storm (February 3) and Okotoks Oilers (February 9).
    The 2021 Inter Pipeline AJHL Playoffs begin Friday, March 5 and will follow the same format as the 2020 AJHL Playoffs:   
North Division - Top 7 teams qualify (1st place receives a Bye, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6, 4 vs 5)
South Division - Top 6 teams qualify (1st & 2nd place receive a Bye, 3 vs 6, 4 vs 5)
    The Viterra AJHL South Division and Viterra AJHL North Division will playoff to determine a divisional champion at the conclusion of Round Three.  The North Division Champion and the South Division Champion will then compete in the Inter Pipeline Cup Final.
    Plans for the 2021 Doyle Cup and 2021 Centennial Cup will be determined at a later date.

Drumheller man facing drugs, weapons charges

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Drumheller RCMP have arrested and charged a male with drug and weapon offenses

In the early hours of July 3, as a result of a recent investigation into the street-level drug trafficking activities, Bryan Robert Burrill, 34, of Drumheller was arrested for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

At the time Burrill was arrested, a search found him to be in possession of a large amount of money, pre-packaged cocaine, stolen property, and a prohibited weapon.

Burrill has been charged with:

· Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking

· Trafficking in a controlled substance (x2)

· Possession of property obtained by crime

· Possession of a prohibited weapon

· Failing to comply with an undertaking

Burrill was with released on an undertaking with conditions and his next court appearance is October 16, 2020 in Drumheller provincial court.

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 403-823-7590 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.


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