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Inmate barked up the wrong tree

Inmate barked up the wrong tree

RCMP service dog file photo.

A Drumheller Penitentiary inmate was convict...

Dino dons Mudder duds

Dino dons Mudder duds

The biggest Tough Mudder of them all is the World’s Largest Dinosaur  as...

Dragons in exhibition action

Dragons in exhibition action

The Drumheller Dragons were in action last Friday versus the Brooks Bandits a...

Ice Bucket Challenge continues to spread

Ice Bucket Challenge continues to spread

Carol Todor was one of the most recent residents to take on the Ice Bucket Ch...

East Coulee residents protest water fill station

East Coulee residents protest water fill station



    A number of East Coulee residents have contributed to the...

Volunteers needed for Tough Mudder

Volunteers needed for Tough Mudder

Those wanting to be a part of the Tough Mudder experience minus the treachero...

Dragons get soaked in Ice Bucket Challenge

Dragons get soaked in Ice Bucket Challenge

Dragons goalie Curits Skip challenged his coaches to take the Ice Bucket Chal...

Delia Celebrates Centennial

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August 27 - September 2 > Call 403.823.2580 to…

Aug 27, 2014
FOR SALE FOR SALE... GE Front Load laundry pair, like new, used 1 year; $700, Nature patterned sofa, loveseat, rocking chair c/w foot stool, excellent condition; $250/ Phone 403-823-3979 FOR SALE... Electric scooter, used 1 year, 12 1/2” wheels, larger battery. $2000. OBO. Phone 403-823-8180 FOR SALE... Complete wine making equipment. Includes… Read More

KIRBY Jim

Aug 27, 2014
KIRBY, Jim 1922 – 2014 David James Kirby “Jim”, avid conversationalist, critic of the government and all around good guy passed away August 9, 2014 at Hanna Long Term Care. Jim was very proud of his service in the RCAF during World War II. He met and married Jennie Richardson in 1944 they were happily married for 48 years before her passing in… Read More

Creating a personal parking stall

Aug 26, 2014
Perhaps the driver of this car took the “No Large Trucks” sign to mean their car could squeeze into a space in front of the fence. RCMP attended the scene, where no one was injured when driver miscalculation meant this car hit the fence behind the Ramada Inn Tuesday and became lodged on the median. The car was able to be removed from the median… Read More

Terrapins officially begin new football season

Aug 26, 2014
Dumheller’s peewee football team, the Terrapins, do warm up exercises, led by fitness trainer Heather Jones, prior to Wednesday’s practice. The Terrapins hit the field at Drumheller Valley Secondary School August 20 for their first official team practice. The team plays their first home game of the season on Saturday, September 6. The Drumheller… Read More

What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

Aug 25, 2014
While we often talk about how many calories a person needs in a day to maintain or lose weight, it's often difficult to grasp what these numbers mean in real life.Here's a really interesting graphic from the Huffington Post, with some great examples of what 200 calories looks like. (You can access a higher resolution version in the original... Read More

Drumheller Mail takes Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 22, 2014
Barb Coney, left, and Ossie Sheddy, right, of The Drumheller Mail/InSide Drumheller take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. A number of The Drumheller Mail staff took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday afternoon. The ALS Society has a goal of reaching three million dollars through its cool fundraiser that has taken off like wildfire over the… Read More

Man charged with Prairie Bible Institute sexual…

Aug 22, 2014
A Three Hills man facing police charges of sexual assault at the Prairie Bible Institute made his first court appearance August 22. Thirty-three year old Renie Gall of Three Hills, presently in custody, appeared via closed-circuit television in Drumheller Provincial Court Friday. Drumheller’s Hugh Sommerville, acting for defense counsel Patrick… Read More

RCMP investigated a report of a local marijuana…

Aug 21, 2014
RCMP photos show the rural area where they seized and cut down 100 plants Wednesday, August 20. RCMP investigated a report of a marijuana grow op in a rural area in the Drumheller valley, and found 111 plants Wednesday. The area searched on August 20 by RCMP included Crown land as well as private property, and police made inquiries of residents… Read More

Registration building for local marathon races

Aug 21, 2014
Registration is building for the valley’s Community Futures Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon. The fifth annual marathon, which runs September 14, has around 400 entrants signed up. The half-marathon of 21 kilometres now has 175 registered runners and walkers, and the full 42k marathon has 24 people signed up who want to conquer the course. The… Read More

Donate to Stuff the Bus until 4 p.m. Thursday

Aug 21, 2014
The Salvation Army “Stuff the Bus” campaign to collect donations for their food bank runs Thursday, in the ATB Finanial parking lot. Shown holding food donations are back row: Jerry Machacek, veteran volunteer, second row: (l-r), Sisi Xie, new Community Ministries Worker, Drumheller Salvation Army, and Shannon Wade, Community Partner/campaign… Read More

Graham faces charges under Animal Protection Act

Aug 21, 2014
An Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals cattle seizure in January 2014 has led to (Robin) Byron Graham facing two charges under the Animal Protection Act. Graham returns to court in September. (Robin) Byron Graham appeared in Drumheller court Friday, August 15, facing charges under the Animal Protection Act. Graham appeared… Read More

Help Stuff the Bus Thursday, August 21

Aug 20, 2014
The generosity of area residents helped stuffed two buses for the Salvation Army's food bank last year. It's time to load up your grocery bags and take them down to help "Stuff the Bus" for the Salvation Army. Thursday, August 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the annual event takes place in the ATB Financial Parking Lot. "By late summer, we get towards… Read More

Fender bender downtown tying up traffic

Aug 20, 2014
A two-vehicle collision shortly before 3 p.m., at the intersection of 2nd Street/Highway 9 and 3rd Avenue downtown, is delaying traffic at the intersection right beside Petro Canada Park in the southbound lanes heading toward Dollorama. A member of Drumheller’s Fire Department was nearby and confirmed with the vehicles occupants everybody was… Read More

Twenty years feeding happy customers

Aug 20, 2014
Sandy Lam, pictured, and her husband Gordon have closed the doors to Drumheller's Fred & Barney’s Family Restaurant. The Lams first opened their business in August 1994. After twenty years in business and too many buffets to count, Drumheller’s Fred & Barney’s Family Restaurant has closed its doors. Owners of the building, where the restaurant is… Read More

CANNINGS MARY JEAN (nee Wood)

Aug 20, 2014
CANNINGS, Mary Jean (nee Wood) March 31, 1930 – August 11, 2014 Mary passed away peacefully at Agape Hospice in Calgary, Alberta, after a long fight against multiple myeloma. She is survived by her husband Edwin Cannings of Airdrie, daughter Sandy Duncan of Phoenix, Arizona, and son David (Linda) Cannings of Edmonton, Alberta. She is also survived… Read More

August 20 - August 26 > Call 403.823.2580 to…

Aug 20, 2014
LOST AND FOUND LOST... Missing cat. Lost in Handhills area since June 28, 2014. All black, green eyes, red collar. Phone Tessa at 403-568-7626 (collect). Her name is Paris. Reward $150.00 leave a message. FOR SALE FOR SALE... Yamaha electric guitar, Alabama 6 string banjo, Reywolds 6 string banjo, Austin dobroe, Roland cube 15 amp, Mendelssohn… Read More

Three Hills man faces sexual assault charges

Aug 19, 2014
A Three Hills man faces a number of charges after a group of sexual assaults early Monday morning at the Three Hills Prairie Bible Institute. RCMP have charged thirty-three-year old Renie GALL with one count of break and enter, six counts of sexual assault, and one count of theft under $5000. He is also facing a break and enter charge on a… Read More

Humane society given generous donation

Aug 19, 2014
(l-r) Heather Franciotti, a volunteer, and Joelle Mclellan, organizer of the Hell on Wheels versus Heartland baseball game, show off almost $1000 worth of donated items for the Drumheller and District Humane Society. Drumheller and District Humane Society was given a donation from two Calgary television series. The cast and crew of Hell on Wheels… Read More

Raw Food Diet - Dr Sue's Review

Aug 19, 2014
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Injury accident on Highway 9

Aug 18, 2014
Drumheller's Emergency Services responded to an injury accident during the supper hour at the south entrance on Highway 9 near Extra Foods tonight. There was report of a minor injured, but no official details are presently available to confirm. Read More

*Updated*Roll over near East Coulee

Aug 18, 2014
A smart-car sits sideways on a bank several yards off Highway 564 near the Atlas Coal Mine Monday, August 18. Drumheller RCMP say what was initially reported as an accident was a case of somebody requiring medical attention. Shortly before 11 a.m. this morning, Dalum and Drumheller emergency services attended the scene on Highway 564, which splits… Read More

Local softball player named team MVP

Aug 18, 2014
Brayden Peters, Most Valuable Player for the U14 Calgary Adrenaline Local ball player Brayden Peters has won recognition as her softball team’s Most Valuable Player. The thirteen-year-old won the award after a strong season playing with the under 14 Calgary Adrenaline. Peters also won Player of the Game for the Adrenaline after hitting a home run… Read More

*Updated*Three Hills man in police custody…

Aug 18, 2014
Three Hills RCMP detachment advises that a man fitting the description of the suspect in the Prairie Bible Institute sexual assaults turned himself in to RCMP this afternoon around 1:00 p.m. Video surveillance on site captured images of the alleged suspect and Three Hills RCMP asked for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual. In the… Read More

Place the faces

Aug 16, 2014
The Badlands Historical Society would like to hear from anyone who recognizes the faces in the photographs, or knows the history on the jacket. The military service jacket has “J. OMO” on the label and distinctive buttons that have an oversized “X” with a beaver in the middle of the X. The Historical Society is currently archiving and cataloguing… Read More

Inmate sentenced to five more years for drug charges

    A serving Drumheller Institution inmate was sentenced to five more years after corrections staff discovered a stash of drugs with an institutional value of $27,000.     Michael Butcher appeared in provincial court in Drumheller on Wednesday, May 4. He was charged with three counts of possession of drugs for the purposes of trafficking. He pleaded guilty to a single count of possession for the purposes of trafficking.
    The court heard how on January 6, 2010, he was serving as an inmate and was in a visiting area with another party. The visitor exhibited unusual behaviour and was observed placing an unknown package in a game box.
    Staff intervened and observed Butcher place an item in the back of his pants. Staff intercepted the item in his pants, and the package in the box. They discovered 100 red 200-gram morphine pills, 40 ecstasy tablets and 26.4 grams of powdered cocaine. The value of the drugs if sold in an institutional setting is $27,000.
     Butcher is currently serving a 10-year sentence for charges that include robbery. Judge Grieve accepted a submission from the federal prosecutor and the defence for a five-year sentence consecutive to the sentence he is currently serving. He also ordered a DNA sample, a firearms prohibition and forfeiture of the seized items.