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Drumheller RCMP seeking assistance to identifying armed robbery suspects

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The Drumheller RCMP is asking for the public's assistance to identify two suspects sought in relation to an armed robbery at the Morrin Hotel on Thursday evening.

On February. 13, at 7 p.m., two masked gunmen entered the Morrin Hotel Bar located in Morrin, Alta., and robbed the two employees. Both suspects were masked and armed with firearms. The suspects left with a small amount of cash and the suspect vehicle was abandoned outside of Morrin, and set on fire. The suspects fled the area in another unknown vehicle.

The employees were not physically injured during this incident.


The Drumheller RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects involved in this incident. If you see these individuals, do not approach, as these suspects are considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information, please contact 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 or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Butane truck rolls near Hanna

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On February 14  at abour 9:45 a.m. a butane tanker that was southbound on Hwy 36 at Hwy 561 entered the ditch and rolled over.  RCMP, Fire and EMS attended the scene. There were no injuries and nothing leaking from the tanker.
 It is believed icy road conditions were a factor in the collision.
 There are no charges.
 The RCMP is asking the public to use extra caution in this area as recovery crews will be working to remove the tractor trailer from the ditch.

Council Notes from the Committee of the Whole Meeting of Monday, February 10, 2020


Mayor Heather Colberg noted the Town of Drumheller on Monday afternoon launched the Town of Drumheller App. This is a tool for residents to report concerns easily from a mobile phone. She encourages community members to sign on.
She also noted that February is Heart and Stroke Awareness Month.
Town CAO Darryl Drohomerski presented a Municipal Challenges Worksheet from the Red Deer River Municipal Users Group (RDRMUG). Councillor Jay Garbutt is the representative of the town on the RDRMUG. It was recommended once council ranks its list of risks and priorities, it be submitted to the RDRUMG. Garbutt suggested council familiarize themselves with the list and complete the worksheet by the next council meeting.
Drohomerski presented council with a strategic priorities chart for council to review. Councillor Tom Zariski noted the success of the Drumheller and District Seniors Association in obtaining a grant for the addition of SL4 units and noted that advocacy still continues to fund furnishing the facility when complete.
Manager of Recreations Arts and Culture Darren Goldthorpe presented a list of applications for the Community Assistance Grant Program. In the 2020 operational budget council approved $20,000 for cash assistance and has already utilized $1,000. Council also approved $30,000 for assistance in kind. Council considered three applications including the East Coulee Community Association, the Badlands Amphitheatre, and the Drumheller Off-Road Vehicle Society (DORVA). Council rejected requests from the East Coulee Community Association and the Badlands Amp as they are capital projects and agreed to grant DORVA $5,000, in funds and up to $3,000 of in-kind support.
FCSS director April Harrison presented on the Drumheller Fee Assistance Policy. The Town is looking at updating the policy to make it more effective for those in need in the community. She took direction from council that is in support of a revision, and support of the thresholds outlined in the report. Council is also supportive of extending assistance for registered programs so long as it is based on cost recovery.
Human Resources manager Nicole Skiftun presented on Employment Innovation Options. She also presented the Wellness Spending Account Policy. Full time employees are allocated $500 per calendar year for eligible expenses for programs that support well being, health, professional development, personal interest, and health-related technology.
Council presented their quarterly reports for information.

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