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Last updateThu, 16 Mar 2023 2pm

Make way for the coming of spring!

Cowboy singer

With the theme of renewal and growth the East Coulee Spring Festival, has been resurrected in the spirit of community and cooperation in which it began 14 years ago. After a one-year hiatus, what brought the festival back were some hard work, and a lot of cooperation. The Spring Festival is officially back, and is stronger than ever with a roster of performers that range from the traditional to the quirky, from familiar to the daring, from the local to the cosmic. Organizer Terry Cashion says this year marks a new chapter in the history of the festival. He says there is a mix of new blood, as well as some of the original organizers on the committee. There is also a number from the East Coulee Booster Club, a group that organized a musical event last year in support of the museum.

Miners inducted to Hall of Fame

Drumheller Miners 1965-66

The 1965-66 Drumheller Miners are to be inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame. The squad consisted of (front; l-r) Ron Mather, Lorne Braithwaite, Ernie Braithwaite, Ray Sawka (Capt), Pat Halas, Jack Hudichuk, Bob Solinger and Al Rollins with (middle) Ken Flager (promotion), Roy Kelly (coach), Glen Whittaker (vice-president), Rock Crawford, Bill Voss, Bruce Vickers (president), Gene Lambert, Sid Finney, Jim Fisher (manager), Doug Wilton (equipment manager) and Jack Bond (promotion)., along with (back) Ken Noonan, Owen Mailey, Harvey Linnell, Ron Leopold, Ron Laughlin, Tony Kolman and Ack McDonald.

RCMP patrolling in style this summer


The RCMP will be patrolling Drumheller in style this summer.
    Officers will be riding bicycles keeping residents safe, especially in areas cars aren’t able to get to.
    “It is not just going to be daytime patrols near the splash park and bike paths. There is going to be an increased patrol at night after dark and it is going to be in back alleys, bike paths, and areas that are not easily accessible by a police car,” RCMP acting detachment commander Cpl Kevin Charles said.
    “The bikes are quite effective. They are quick, quiet, and they can get to areas that we normally can’t get on foot or in a car. Our goal is not only crime prevention but to catch some people that might be doing these offences whether it be break and enters, drinking or drugs, or prowling on residences after dark, things of that nature,” Charles said.
    The officers have already begun their bicycle patrols, he said, and hope this will help decrease crime during the summer months.


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