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Dragons take 2-0 lead in playoff series against the Grizzlys after 8-1 win Thursday night

The chant of “Lets Go Dragons” rang out in the Drumheller Memorial Arena Thursday nig...

Booths available for 2015 Spring Expo

Booths available for 2015 Spring Expo

    There are still a few booths available for the Drumheller and Di...

Marijuana, hash seized from Acme home

Marijuana, hash seized from Acme home

Acme, Alberta – On February 28 2015 the Beiseker RCMP, with the assistance of Airdr...

CSI Tyrrell: Brinkman lends expertise to smuggling  case

CSI Tyrrell: Brinkman lends expertise to smuggling case

    Expertise from the Royal Tyrrell Museum helped to a secure a con...

Dragons take win in game one of first playoff series against the Grizzlys

The Drumheller Dragons secured the first win in their playoff series against the Olds...
Town postpones BCF fundraising strategy for 2015

Town postpones BCF fundraising strategy for 2015

The Mayor of Drumheller said lower oil prices and a bit of economic uncertainty has...

Senior girls Dynos playing for spot at zones

Senior girls Dynos playing for spot at zones

The DVSS senior girls’ basketball team wrapped up their final pre-playoff tournamen...

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ENDO 2015: Diabetes and Bones

ENDO 2015: Diabetes and Bones

Mar 05, 2015
And....we're off!!! ENDO 2015 is off to a fabulous start. I'm excited to share with you our learnings about diabetes and bone disease from a symposium held this morning. You'll need a few extra minutes to read this post - it's a little longer than my usual blogs - so much to cover and share! Grab a cuppa and get comfy. :)We were... Read More

Encana supports Friends of Wheatland East

Mar 04, 2015
Encana continues to show support for the communities it operates in on Friday morning, February 27 by presenting the Friends of East Wheatland a cheque for $50,000 to support the coming school. The Friends of East Wheatland has a mandate to support the new school by providing a number of the amenities that are not included in the province’s plan.… Read More
Proud To Be An Official ENDO 2015 Blogger!

Proud To Be An Official ENDO 2015 Blogger!

Mar 04, 2015
This morning I'm on my way to ENDO 2015, the annual conference hosted by the Endocrine Society, in San Diego, CA. I'm always enthusiastic to be a part of this dynamic meeting, which brings together endocrinology experts from around the world, to provide updates on a wide range of clinically relevant topics.I'm extra excited this year,... Read More

Youth charged in vandalism spree

Mar 03, 2015
Drumheller RCMP have charged three area youth with different offenses from 2014, including the fire that burned down the Horseshoe Club building in October. On September 22nd, 2014, Drumheller RCMP responded to a break-in to the Titans football team building, located at Drumheller Valley Secondary School. Someone had forced entry by kicking in a… Read More
Health Canada Approves New Obesity Treatment

Health Canada Approves New Obesity Treatment

Mar 02, 2015
Hot on the heels of the FDA's recent approval, Health Canada has now also approved the use of a diabetes medication called liraglutide as a weight loss medication for people with or without diabetes. Liraglutide is a medication that has been in use in Canada to treat type 2 diabetes for several years (called Victoza). As an... Read More

Dragons take loss over Camrose Kodiaks in last…

Mar 01, 2015
The Drumheller Dragons travelled to Camrose to face the Kodiaks Saturday night in their final regular season game of the 2014/2015 season. The Dragons Scott Ivey opened scoring 40 seconds into the game but the Kodiaks scored three goals to make the score 3-1 at the end of the first. Each team scored in the second period, before the Kodiaks scored… Read More

Dragons take win over Calgary Mustangs in last…

Feb 28, 2015
The Drumheller Dragons played their final regular season home game Friday night against the Calgary Mustangs. The Dragons too an early 1-0 lead with a goal from Dakota Zaharichuk but the Mustangs fought back tying the game before the Dragons’ Ryan Jevne and Marcus Messier scored to make the score heading into the second 3-1. By the end of the… Read More

Morrin curlers head to provincial playoffs

Feb 27, 2015
Shown is the Morrin Mixed High School Curling Team, zone champions with the Morrin Girls Team. The players head to provincials beginning March 5 in Lloydminster. Two Morrin high school curling teams are heading to provincial playoffs next week after winning gold at the high school South Central Zone playoffs. The Morrin Mixed team and the Morrin… Read More

Reaching for coffee causes vehicle collision

Feb 27, 2015
A Calgary driver reaching for his coffee caused a collision with another pick-up truck Friday morning in Drumheller’s industrial area. Drumheller RCMP, Drumheller Fire Department, and EMS all responded to the collision on the 800 block of South Railway Avenue in Drumheller shortly before 7 a.m. February 27. RCMP report their investigation showed… Read More

Peewee Raptors in thick of playoffs

Feb 27, 2015
The Drumheller Hi-Way 9 Peewee Raptors were on home ice Sunday morning to face the Okotoks Gold team in their first round of playoffs. The Raptors won the game 3-1 taking the two teams back to Okotoks Sunday, February 28. Playoffs have begun for the young hockey players of the Drumheller Minor Hockey Association. The Hi-Way 9 Express Peewee… Read More

Drumheller Curling Club applies for lottery grant

Feb 27, 2015
The Drumheller Curling Club is applying for lottery funds for a feasibility study on a building, possibly multi-use. When buying a lottery ticket, consider that the money the Alberta government earns from the sale of that ticket may go to help a local project. The new Curling Rink Project Team has applied for a Planning Studies Grant under the… Read More

Grace House marks 25 years service

Feb 27, 2015
Daniel Harrison, Executive Director - The Drumheller Society for Recovery - Grace House. A dozen dedicated people saw a need in the area, and building from the ground up, Drumheller’s Grace House was formed 25 years ago. “It was a grass roots group of people who decided that addiction care was something that was needed, particularly for men, and… Read More

Sharing awareness of endangered species

Feb 27, 2015
As part of environmental awareness, all students at Drumheller’s Greentree Elementary School took part in painting a paper grocery bag, supplied by Drumheller Co-op. Each student selected a threatened or endangered species to draw and colour, and included the name of the animal and a fact about them. Teacher and project organizer Mrs. Sharon… Read More

Jaydee Bixby inks deal with US label

Feb 27, 2015
Drumheller country crooner Jaydee Bixby, 24, has a fresh start with a new Memphis - based record label. Drumheller’s Jaydee Bixby is taking his musical career south of the border, and is packing along a catalogue of music for his new audience. In January, Bixby signed a new record deal with Mid South Music Records based out of Memphis Tennessee.… Read More

Woman given absolute discharge for marijuana…

Feb 27, 2015
A woman discovered with marijuana in a parking lot at the Drumheller Institution was given an absolute discharge. Stephanie Scholfield appeared in provincial court on Friday, February 20. She pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana. The court heard how on September 12, 2014 Schofield was at the Drumheller Institution, outside the gate in a… Read More

Council approves 2015 budgets

Feb 27, 2015
Drumheller Town Council has set their budgets for 2015, which includes over three million dollars in new project & equipment spending in the capital budget. Drumheller Town Coucil approved the Town’s Operating and Capital Budgets for the 2015 budget year at its regular Monday meeting February 23. The Town’s spending at $17,128,383 would come in… Read More

Tyrrell launching new exhibit this spring

Feb 27, 2015
Dr. Craig Scott is part of the team at the Tyrrell assembling a new exhibit called Fossils in Focus, that will highlight dynamic nature of the museum. One specimen sure to on display this year is the recent discovery of a hadrosaur from the Castle River. One area that the Royal Tyrrell Museum sets itself apart from many others is the active and… Read More

DVSS students tackle bullying

Feb 27, 2015
Students showed support for each other and those who have been bullied Wednesday, February 25 by wearing pink. Students at DVSS are leading the way in curbing bullying at their school. Last Wednesday, February 25, was Pink Shirt Day. It was observed at the local school to spread awareness of bullying. Students from Grades 7-9 showed their support… Read More




Mar 04, 2015
DOBSON, Clifford L September 13 ~ February 26, 2015 It is with great sadness and loss that we announce the passing of our dear and beloved Brother and Uncle, Clifford Dobson on February 26, 2015 at the age of 88 years. Clifford was born in Drumheller on September 13, 1926. He took all his schooling here. He was employed by the CNR Express and… Read More


Mar 04, 2015
HOY, Ellen 1918 - 2015 With sadness we announce the death of our dear mother, Ellen. Alice Ellen Murdoch was born 31 March 1918 at the Dack farm near Michichi. She was the daughter of Alice Dack and Walter Murdoch and grew up with her sisters, Betty and Marj, midst a flurry of activity, in the town of Michichi. As Smoky, she pitched for the Morrin… Read More


Mar 04, 2015
PECKHAM, Reginald (Reg) Max July 25, 1960 – Feb 21, 2015 Reg Passed away peacefully at his home in Calgary. Left to cherish his memory is the love of his life and soulmate, Heather, his mother Lura of High River AB, his brothers Kent of Penticton BC, Greg and wife Melinda of High River AB, Guy and wife Mandy of Vancouver BC, as well as his… Read More


Mar 04, 2015
CASTONGUAY, Edmond May 12, 1938 - February 28, 2015 It is with great sadness and very heavy hearts that our family announces the passing of our dear dad, grandpa and great grandpa, Edmond. He passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning, Feb 28th at the Peter Lougheed Hospital. Dad was born May 12, 1938 in Rosetown, Sask. He grew up in Rosetown on… Read More


Mar 04, 2015
ROES, Andreas (Andy) James February 28, 2015 Andreas James Roes of Dorothy, beloved husband of Sheena Roes, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2015 at the age of 70 years. A Celebration of the life of Andreas (Andy), James Roes is to be held at the Homestead Coulée Community Centre on March 7th from: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Speeches and stories begin… Read More

Samay ANNE (nee Gombos)

Feb 25, 2015
Samay, Anne (nee Gombos) June 18, 1924 in Czech Republic - February 18, 2015 in Drumheller, Alberta Anne immigrated to Canada from the Czech Republic at the age of fourteen with her mother Anna and brother Michael to join their father making East Coulee their new home where her father worked in the coal mines. She met Frank Samay while working as… 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.