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Vote for Colberg local Miss Universe Canada finalist

Vote for Colberg local Miss Universe Canada finalist

    The countdown is on for the Miss Universe Canada 2015 Pageant&nb...

Bulechowsky wins 8-ball Classic

Bulechowsky wins 8-ball Classic

A local pool player has notched up another impressive win in his professional caree...

MS Walk heads out Sunday

MS Walk heads out Sunday

On Sunday, dozens of Drumhellerites will be walking their way to a better life for ...

Hope College welcomes Class of 2015

Hope College welcomes Class of 2015

It was a historical day for Drumheller’s Hope College as it watched its inaugural c...

RCMP seek suspect in Extra Foods break and enter

RCMP seek suspect in Extra Foods break and enter

On 2015-04-28 between 2:30 AM and 3:00 AM a suspect broke into the Drumhe...
Suspicious person call leads to two arrests, over 20 charges

Suspicious person call leads to two arrests, over 20 charges

Beiseker, Alberta – On April 29th, 2015 at approximately 8:00 am, Beiseker RCMP res...

Minor injuries in rollover near Morrin Corner

Minor injuries in rollover near Morrin Corner

A single vehicle rollover Thursday morning, 1.5 kms west of the Morrin Corner on Hi...

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Dragons graduates commit to Alberta Universities

May 02, 2015
Two Drumheller Dragons who graduated from the 2014-2015 hockey season, and a former Dragon who was traded mid-way through the season have committed to universities in Alberta. Forward Dakota Zaharichuk has committed to Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton where he will play with the Griffins men’s hockey team. Zaharichuk, a Sherwood Park native,… Read More
Obesity Management In Canada - A Long (But Promising!) Road Ahead

Obesity Management In Canada - A Long (But…

May 02, 2015
At this week's Canadian Obesity Summit meeting, I have had the great pleasure of chairing, speaking, and participating in a diverse array of educational sessions, ranging from studies of lifestyle alterations, to government policies, to medications treating obesity, to bariatric surgery. One of the themes that rang strong is this: Canada needs... Read More
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Advance polls open today

Apr 29, 2015
Advance polls are opening this week for what could be one of the most exciting provincial elections in quite some time. Election Day is Tuesday, May 5, however advance polls in the Drumheller-Stettler Riding open as early as today, Wednesday, April 29 and run through Saturday, May 2. Advance polls in the Drumheller-Stettler Riding are at the… Read More
Why Weight Loss Increases Gallstone Risk

Why Weight Loss Increases Gallstone Risk

Apr 26, 2015
As for everything in life, weight loss too has its pros and cons. While the health benefits of weight loss are numerous and powerful, there is an increased risk of gallstone formation, particularly if the weight loss is fast.Gallstones are very common, being present in 17% of women and 8% of men (most don't know that they have them!).... Read More
Gut Bugs and Obesity

Gut Bugs and Obesity

Apr 19, 2015
There is a lot of interest and excitement in the research going on about the microscopic organisms that reside in our intestines (called 'gut microbiota'). And so there should be! Did you know that human beings are not actually 100% human, but that we are actually made up of 90% gut microbiota cells and only 10% human cells? Mind... Read More
Gut Bugs and Obesity

Gut Bugs and Obesity

Apr 19, 2015
There is a lot of interest and excitement in the research going on about the microscopic organisms that reside in our intestines (called 'gut microbiota'). And so there should be! Did you know that human beings are not actually 100% human, but that we are actually made up of 90% gut microbiota cells and only 10% human cells? Mind... Read More
Does Metformin Decrease Heart Risk In Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Does Metformin Decrease Heart Risk In Polycystic…

Apr 12, 2015
Metformin is a medication that is considered the first line treatment for type 2 diabetes globally. One of the reasons why is because it is the only diabetes medication that has data to suggest that it decreases the risk of heart disease. Metformin can also be used to regulate menses in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-... Read More
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May Day celebrates legacy of mining history in…

Apr 11, 2015
Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB) has signed on as a sponsor for this year’s May Day Festival. The Atlas Coal announced the partnership for the event that runs the first weekend of May. Kelly Eddy, Program Director at the Atlas says May Day speaks to the importance of the history of mining in the valley. “May Day is a legacy to the men who paid the… Read More
Is Lifespan Shortened by Obesity?

Is Lifespan Shortened by Obesity?

Apr 05, 2015
What is the impact of obesity on our lifespan? The answer may be more complicated than you might think.An interesting study published in Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology looked at data from nearly 4.000 people, where they built a statistical model to estimate the effect on lifespan of having a body mass index (BMI) in the overweight... Read More
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Drumheller Institution under lockdown again

Apr 03, 2015
On April 3, 2015, at about 5:40 a.m., a lockdown was put in place in the medium security unit at Drumheller Institution, to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search. The search was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do… Read More
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Following the Way of The Cross

Apr 03, 2015
Drumheller Christians celebrated Good Friday together doing an outdoor Walk of the Cross. The dedicated group meditated on the Stations of the Cross as it wound through the streets of Drumheller. http://youtu.be/Nd4HiwW5rqE Read More
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Legacy Tree grows on memories

Apr 03, 2015
“It’s not how much you give but how much love we put into giving.” - Mother Teresa Would you consider a unique lasting way to recognize a special someone or event? To commemorate that special someone with a lasting memory? The Legacy Tree will be a special and unique way to do so. The Legacy tree will be displayed permanently and prominently in… Read More
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Farmer family continues to give back to Neonatal…

Apr 03, 2015
A family who felt love and support from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Foothills Hospital is continuing their support, especially for families served by the facility. The Mail brought readers the story of Lonnie and Korilee Farmer in its April 2, 2014 edition. The family was doubly blessed with twins on May 11 of 2013, at just over… Read More
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Provincial budget dismays local MLA

Apr 03, 2015
With the release of Alberta’s provincial budget late last week, Drumheller-Stettler MLA and Wildrose Opposition member Rick Strankman is disappointed at the tax burden to Albertans in the budget presented by the Progressive Conservative government. “Flabbergasted,” is the word the MLA said best sums up his reaction to the provincial budget. “As an… Read More
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Still no flood mitigation money for Drumheller

Apr 02, 2015
The train bridge in Newcastle shows the rising Red Deer River prior to the flooding in Drumheller in June, 2013. Floodway mapping first, funding second for Drumheller When the province of Alberta announced its 70 million dollars flood mitigation funding for 21 projects on Thursday, April 2, Drumheller was left off the project list. The Honourable… Read More
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Golden Hills assessing Greentree School damage

Apr 02, 2015
Golden Hills School Division is assessing damages caused by Wednesday afternoon’s windstorm that tore a portion of the roof off Greentree School. At about 2:30 p.m., the roof of the school was peeled back by strong winds felt in the area. “We are still looking at it to determine exactly what our costs are going to be,” said Golden Hills… Read More
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Drumheller RCMP arrest break and enter suspects

Apr 02, 2015
The office at Juniper Manor apartments was broken into March 31, 2015. RCMP are currrently investigating. Over the past several days, Drumheller RCMP have been investigating reports of break and enters to residences within Drumheller. During the course of those investigations, a Warrant to Enter a Dwelling-House was executed Wednesday afternoon on… Read More
Skinny Slow Cooker Chicken Marinara

Skinny Slow Cooker Chicken Marinara

Mar 29, 2015
Love this slow cooker permutation of chicken marinara - SkinnyMom wins the award for an awesomely healthy recipe that didn't need any 'doctoring' to make it DrSue.ca approved. Imagine how much you'll love coming home from work, cracking open the front door to find the delicious scent of your dinner wafting out to great you....Ingredients2... Read More

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CLIFTON, JAMES WAYNE

Apr 28, 2015
CLIFTON, James (Jamie) Wayne May 15, 1980 - April 26, 2015 James (Jamie) Wayne Clifton, beloved father of Gavin Clifton, son of Dale & Janet Clifton passed away suddenly April 26, 2015 in Drumheller, Alberta at the age of 34 years. Jamie was born May 15, 1980 in Raymond, Alberta. He was raised in Hays, Alberta, where he was active in basketball… Read More
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SANDAU, PAULA BEATRICE

Apr 27, 2015
SANDAU, Paula Beatrice (nee Newman) September 1, 1949 - April 22, 2015 Paula Sandau of Drumheller passed away peacefully at Red Deer Regional Hospital surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the age of 65 years. Paula was born at Bella Bella, BC and later moved to Revelstoke, BC then to Calgary and to Hanna and then in 1998 to… Read More
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ROOME, JACK

Apr 27, 2015
ROOME, Jack 1939 - 2015 Jack Roome, formerly of Drumheller, passed away peacefully April 19, 2015, at the Red Deer Hospice with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife Margaret and daughters; Lynlee (Alan), Bev (Jim), Trudy (Tony) and his two grandsons. Jack had taught both Junior and Senior High School in Drumheller and as well worked… Read More
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BURT, ELSIE

Apr 27, 2015
BURT, Elsie October 17, 1914 - February 5, 2015 Elsie Burt, age 100, passed away peacefully with family by her side the morning of February 5, 2015 at Pincher Creek Alberta. Elsie was born to Jakob and Maria (Mary) Haag at Dennewitz, Bessarabia. Her mother, widowed after Elsie’s birth, later married John Delker. In July 1927 their family of 5… Read More
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LANGFORD, FREDERICK FOLDEN

Apr 27, 2015
LANGFORD, Frederick Folden October 19, 1942 - April 20, 2015 With sadness we announce the sudden passing of Fred, age 72 at Foothills Hospital. Fred was born in Drumheller where he lived all his life. He was the oldest child of Roland and Telma Langford. He worked as a bricklayer, first with his father, uncles Leonard and Bud, and brothers Larry… Read More
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BALLAST NANCY NICOLE

Apr 21, 2015
BALLAST, Nancy Nicole April 5, 2015 Passed away suddenly on Sunday April 5, 2015 at the age of35 years, Nancy Nicole Ballast, of Winnipeg, formerly of Brooks AB, Treherne, MB, Dominion City MB & Steinbach. Nancy leaves to mourn her passing her beloved children Katerina, Colby & Nash Thiessen of Drumheller AB, the children’s father Riley Thiessen… 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.