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Police revisit 6 Ave home overnight

Police revisit 6 Ave home overnight

 
Around 1:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29, police conducted an investigation...
New book club starting in Drumheller

New book club starting in Drumheller

Some local residents have started a book club in Drumheller.
    The...

Lyme Awareness campaign helpful for residents

Lyme Awareness campaign helpful for residents

May was Lyme disease awareness month and Drumheller went green to show support for ...

Abby Fooks to record first album

Abby Fooks to record first album

Drumheller singer songwriter Abby Fooks is getting ready to let her voice ring out ...

DVSS grads show support for skatepark

DVSS grads show support for skatepark

The DVSS Class of 2015 showed it support for local recreation and donated the remai...

River safety - a priority this summer

River safety - a priority this summer

For many Drumheller residents, a fun activity this summer will be to float on the r...

Batters up for the Drumheller Destroyers

Batters up for the Drumheller Destroyers

Members of the Drumheller Destroyers rookie baseball team practice their batting du...

Drumheller Town Council Meeting

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Preventing Childhood Obesity - Jamie Oliver on TED Talks

Preventing Childhood Obesity - Jamie Oliver on…

Jun 26, 2015
In a world where not only adult obesity, but also childhood obesity, is a common and serious health concern, strategies are urgently needed to help to combat this epidemic.Jamie Oliver, chef and advocate against childhood obesity, has provided a riveting TED talk about childhood obesity that is well worth watching. A few points that... Read More
Keeping Kids Active This Father's Day - And All Year!

Keeping Kids Active This Father's Day - And All…

Jun 20, 2015
In the fight against childhood obesity, it's important to promote an active lifestyle for kids. Studies show that family based interventions work best to prevent and treat childhood obesity. Recently, I participated in a fantastic family-oriented triathlon weekend, where kids raced one day and adults the next. What a great way to... Read More
Keeping Kids Active This Father's Day - And All Year!

Keeping Kids Active This Father's Day - And All…

Jun 20, 2015
In the fight against childhood obesity, it's important to promote an active lifestyle for kids. Studies show that family based interventions work best to prevent and treat childhood obesity. Recently, I participated in a fantastic family-oriented triathlon weekend, where kids raced one day and adults the next. What a great way to... Read More
We Think Fat. Why?

We Think Fat. Why?

Jun 14, 2015
While the balance between calories in and calories out is closely monitored by our brains, our brains tend to ‘think fat’ – meaning that this regulation favors an accumulation of fat stores. The extent to which our brains ‘think fat’ is very different from person to person – genetics may in fact underlie as much as 70% of human obesity. ... Read More
Chew Your Smoothie!

Chew Your Smoothie!

Jun 07, 2015
I came across the interesting concept of chewing a smoothie in my online travels, and I feel it's a concept well worth sharing!In my weight management counselling, one thing I will often mention to my patients is not to drink calories (with the exception of skim milk). There are a number of reasons for this:1. It takes about 15 minutes... Read More

Lots of excitement at the Tyrrell Museum this week

Jun 05, 2015
Check today's inSide Drumheller for the story about Regaliceratops peterhewsi. Read More
Peeing At Night? Could Be Sleep Apnea

Peeing At Night? Could Be Sleep Apnea

May 30, 2015
Many people get up to pee at night. This could simply be a reflection of drinking water before bedtime, caffeine, or alcohol, or it could be a symptom of a medical problem, one of which is sleep apnea.Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition where the upper airway is obstructed during sleep, causing pauses in air intake despite an effort... Read More
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Science erupts in the minds of students

May 29, 2015
Grade 7 students at DVSS have been busy with their latest science project. They had to select a volcano and then reconstruct it and make a poster answering questions about their volcano. Here is a picture of Mrs. Palomaki’s Grade 7 class of girls with their projects after they erupted them outside. Some used a combination of baking soda and… Read More
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Car colides with parked truck

May 29, 2015
Drumheller RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision shortly after noon Friday. It appears that a Black Ford Fusion was travelling North on 1st Street SW when it collided with a parked truck. It appears that any injuries would be minor. Police are investigating. Read More
Could Artificial Sweeteners Cause Diabetes?

Could Artificial Sweeteners Cause Diabetes?

May 24, 2015
Artificial sweeteners are commonly touted as a healthy alternative to natural sugar. Sweeteners contain low to no calories (read about the types of sweeteners here), and they do not make blood sugars spike in diabetics. However, a growing body of research lends a growing amount of concern to possible negative side to artificial... Read More
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Trican VP doesn’t expect more cuts in 2015

May 22, 2015
Trican vice president of the Canadian Region expects there will be no more reductions in its business in the near future. This comes after it released the results for the first quarter of 2015. During that time, the company undertook a number of actions to streamline its operations. VP Robert Cox tells inSide Drumheller that the majority of the… Read More
Eating Disorders and Obesity

Eating Disorders and Obesity

May 17, 2015
As regular readers will know well, obesity is much more than just an imbalance between calories in and calories out. Amongst the list of possible contributors are a number of eating disorders which often go overlooked, and are important to identify so that a person suffering from these conditions can be helped and treated. Two of the... Read More
What Determines Our Daily Energy Burn?

What Determines Our Daily Energy Burn?

May 10, 2015
Whether we gain, lose, or maintain weight depends on the balance between calories in, which is what we eat and drink, and calories out, which is the energy that we burn.So, what exactly determines the calories out side of the equation? Our daily calorie burn, also called energy expenditure, is divided into several components: 1.... 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

Obituaries

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OTTO, HELEN

Jun 23, 2015
OTTO, Helen November 1, 1923 - June 8, 2015 Helen Otto died peacefully on June 8, 2015 in long term care at the Lamont Health Care Centre where she had been a resident for the past two years. She was surrounded by family at the time of her death at the age of 91. In recent years dementia had influenced her ability to fully participate in life but… Read More
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WALKER GRACE ANNA

Jun 18, 2015
WALKER, Grace Anna July 15, 1951 - June 15, 2015Gleichen, AB It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Grace Anna Walker on June 15, 2015. Grace was born in Drumheller, Alberta on July 15, 1951 to Ingeborg and Peter Koustrup of Dalum. Grace is survived by her loving husband Bruce, her son Jim (along with his wife Sarah and their… Read More
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WULFF, HENRY CHARLES FRED

Jun 09, 2015
WULFF, Henry Charles Fred June 4, 2015 Henry Charles Fred Wulff, beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away in his sleep on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the age of 88 years. He was predeceased in June 2010 by his wife, Joyce of 60 years, and in March 2015 by their son, Lawrence. He leaves to mourn his loss their children,… Read More
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BRAUNBERGER, C.G. (BUCK)

Jun 09, 2015
BRAUNBERGER, C.G. (Buck) August 3, 1924 - May 31, 2015 C.G. (Buck) Braunberger passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Health Centre on May 31, 2015 in his 91st year. Born in Drumheller on August 3, 1924, Buck was the youngest of 3 sons born to Frederick and Gertrude Braunberger. He grew up on the farm near Horseshoe Canyon, attended the local… Read More
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GRAHAM, JEAN ELIZABETH

May 27, 2015
GRAHAM, Jean Elizabeth (Weaver) January 21, 1929 - May 3, 2015 Jean Elizabeth (Weaver) Graham of Airdrie, AB suddenly passed away May 3, 2015 at the age of 86. Jean Graham was born in Telkwa, B.C., Canada, January 21, 1929 to Alfred William Weaver and Elizabeth Jean (Wiseman) Weaver/Paulhus. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Brother William… Read More
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PETERS, JOHANNE LOKKEN

May 27, 2015
PETERS, Johanne Lokken July 30, 1924 - May 22, 2015 Friday, May 22, 2015 was a sad day for those who love Johanne Peters when her life of almost 91 years came to an end. She was surrounded by family and was ready to leave this earth. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Flemming Peters, her children Sharon Mulder (Roy), Colin LaBerge… 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.