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Marshman's recognized for century of farming

Marshman's recognized for century of farming

    The local Marshman families of Redland and Rockyford, who have been farming for over 100 years were honoured last week.
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Marshman's recognized for century of farming

 

    The local Marshman families of Redland and Rockyford, who have been farming for over 100 years were honoured last week.
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Fred the Alligator arrives at South Carolina sanctuary

Fred the Alligator arrives at South Carolina sanctuary

 

    Fred the Alligator and some of the other crocodilians taken from Reptile World have found their new home across the borde...

Drought prompts province to declare disaster

Drought prompts province to declare disaster

    In wake of dry conditions throughout the province and worries over livestock feed, the Alberta government has declared a disaster...

No Big Boo at the Atlas Coal Mine this year

No Big Boo at the Atlas Coal Mine this year

The Atlas Coal Mine would like to announce there will be no Big Boo for the foreseeable future.

Over the 10 years of Big Boo 1369 volunteers have ...

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2015 Calgary Stampede
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Calgary Stampede Gid'up

Jul 16, 2015
It doesn't take more than a few clicks through the official Calgary Stampede Photo Archives to see that there have been a few changes to Stampede fashion in the last 103 years. In fact, during the first decade of the event, the only people who wore 'old west' attire, were the cowboys who actaully competed in the rodeo, while the attendees simply… Read More
New Obesity Medication - Liraglutide On The SCALE
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New Obesity Medication - Liraglutide On The SCALE

Jul 05, 2015
Liraglutide, a medication that we currently use to treat type 2 diabetes, will soon become available in Canada as a treatment for obesity. Hot off the presses, the biggest clinical trial to study liraglutide as an obesity treatment has just been published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.This SCALE obesity trial enrolled just... Read More
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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!
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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?
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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!
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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

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BROWNSCOMBE, ELEANOR ALBERTA

Aug 26, 2015
BROWNSCOMBE, Eleanor Alberta December 13, 1920 - August 20, 2015 Eleanor was born in Swalwell, Alberta on December 13, 1920 and passed away on August 20, 2015 at Strathmore, Alberta at the age of 94 years. She is survived by her children, Rose Mary (Curtis) Wells of Rockyford, AB., Linda (Ralph) Jones of Kimberly, B.C., Ross Brownscombe of… Read More
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ENGEN, CLARENCE

Aug 26, 2015
ENGEN, Clarence (Gus) April 25, 1938 - August 23, 2015 Clarence passed away peacefully with his family by his side August 23, 2015 in Red Deer General Hospital. Clarence was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, and we are lucky to have so many fond memories, and comforted to know that he will be remembered by so many. Clarence was… Read More
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CONNOR, ANDREW DAVID

Aug 26, 2015
CONNOR, Andrew “Andy” David September 13, 1946 - August 17, 2015 In Loving Memory of Andrew “Andy” David Connor. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Andy Connor from Big Valley, AB, at the age of 68 years, on August 17, 2015 at the Royal Alex Hospital in Edmonton. Born on September 13, 1946, in Stettler, AB, Andy is… Read More
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CLEVELAND, WILLIAM ROBIE

Aug 19, 2015
CLEVELAND, William Robie August 7, 2015 Mr. William Robie Cleveland passed away August 7, 2015 at 10:30 p.m. in Red Deer. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, Lisa, Robie, Wendell, and Robie’s kin family. Our thoughts and wishes go out to the families and friends. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes were in care of the arrangements. Read More
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MUELLER, LORNA ANNE

Aug 18, 2015
MUELLER, Lorna Anne (nee Hoover) September 16, 1931 - August 16,2015 Lorna Anne Mueller (nee Hoover) passed away in her Drumheller home on Sunday, August 16 with her family present after living a full life of hard work and accomplishments. She was born September 16, 1931 to Arthur and Alma Hoover of Delia/Drumheller, Alberta. She was one of seven… Read More
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LeGUYDER, RENE CHARLES

Aug 18, 2015
LeGUYDER, Rene Charles 1936-2015 Entered into eternal rest August 17th 2015. He quietly passed away at Astoria Suites Assisted Living in Nanaimo, BC following a lengthy illness. He is predeceased by his parents John (1964); Marie (1998); his brother Henry (2006) and his daughter Wendy (2010). Rene was a member of the Calgary Home Builders… Read More
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Last Chance Saloon celebrating long weekend with…

The Last Chance Saloon is inviting some top acts to its neck of the woods for September Long Weekend to mark the first WayneStock. They have a full slate of musicians from the valley and beyond to mark the first annual festival. They include mainstays like Tim Hus and Kirby Sewell, as well as local acts Dooley Noted and Kyle Gerlinger, to name a…
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Marshman's recognized for century of farming

The local Marshman families of Redland and Rockyford, who have been farming for over 100 years were honoured last week. They were honoured Tuesday, August 18 in Lethbridge as recipients of the Century Farm and Ranch Award. The Marshmans received 2 bronze plaques to commemorate this significant milestone as they still own both the paternal (1909)…
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Marshman's recognized for century of farming

The local Marshman families of Redland and Rockyford, who have been farming for over 100 years were honoured last week. They were honoured Tuesday, August 18 in Lethbridge as recipients of the Century Farm and Ranch Award. The Marshmans received 2 bronze plaques to commemorate this significant milestone as they still own both the paternal (1909)…
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Fred the Alligator arrives at South Carolina…

Fred the Alligator and some of the other crocodilians taken from Reptile World have found their new home across the border. Reptile World closed in February of this year and 142 animals were taken into protective custody. A number of the animals were taken to Indian River Reptile Zoo in Peterborough County in Ontario, while others, including Fred…
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Drought prompts province to declare disaster

In wake of dry conditions throughout the province and worries over livestock feed, the Alberta government has declared a disaster. The Alberta Cabinet met on Thursday, August 20, and made the declaration that. “…agricultural economics losses and hardship resulting from extreme weather conditions to be a disaster, in accordance with section 7 of…
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No Big Boo at the Atlas Coal Mine this year

The Atlas Coal Mine would like to announce there will be no Big Boo for the foreseeable future. Over the 10 years of Big Boo 1369 volunteers have scared 1,3063 victims and raised over $90,000 towards the preservation of the original mine buildings on our national historic site. However all good things must come to an end. Big Boo has had 10…
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Corner Stop sign comes down

A page has turned in downtown Drumheller as the famous neon sign at Gus’ Corner Stop Restaurant came down Monday Morning. Bob Davidson of Top Waste has taken possession of the sign on Monday morning and Grant Adie of Grant’s Oilfield Services and Chad Carruthers were on site with a crane truck to remove it. The sign was erected over 50 years ago…
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Corner Stop sign comes down

A page has turned in downtown Drumheller as the famous neon sign at Gus’ Corner Stop Restaurant came down Monday Morning. Bob Davidson of Top Waste has taken possession of the sign on Monday morning and Grant Adie of Grant’s Oilfield Services and Chad Carruthers were on site with a crane truck to remove it. The sign was erected over 50 years ago…
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Drumheller emergency services respond to single…

On August 25 just before 2:30 p.m. Drumheller emergency services were dispatched to a single vehicle collision on Centre street in Drumheller. A black Jeep was parking on the west side of Centre Street when it accelerated and impacted the East Entrance of the Provincial Building. The drive, and lone occupant, sustained undetermined injuries from…


    Bill C-19 is an amendment to the Firearms Act to remove the requirement to register firearms that are neither prohibited nor restricted. It also calls for the destruction of the existing records. It amends the Criminal Code and the Fire Arms Act.
    For avid bird hunter Sandy Brown it is about time.
    “I heard on the news they were going to vote on it and now it is history,” said Brown. “I think it is a good thing.”
    Brown had a number of concerns about the gun registry, one of the main ones was that too much money was spent on it. In 1995, the Department of Justice reported it would cost $119 million to implement, with $117 million being returned in fees.  One estimate is that between 1995-2009 the net cost of the Canadian government’s expenditure on firearms, less the cost of registration fees was $1.23 billion.
    “They really didn’t accomplish anything,” said Sandy Brown. “They were targeting the wrong people, and I was one of them.”
    “I’ve had a gun since I was 12. I used to go across the river and shoot magpies, and I wasn’t alone, lots of people did it. I was brought up with rifles and shot guns and it was never a problem,” he said.
    Brown hunts birds, and says he is a conservative hunter. He rarely shoots his limit. For him it is more about the experience, and often on his “hunting trips” he only carries a camera.
    “I have my dog and like to watch them do work, and to see the migrations in this part of the world is phenomenal,” said Brown.
    He said the long gun registry focused on lawful-abiding gun owners, and not the criminal elements.
    “How many things happen today with guns that are not registered? Most of them. What about that young fellow that killed those people on the highway in Southern Alberta? His guns were registered, he had a pistol. All the guns he had that night were all registered, that didn’t stop him.”
    He does not see how the registry would reduce crime like it was billed to do. He adds that he doesn’t believe that even 50 per cent of the guns in Canada were registered, and of the funds spent on the long gun registry, a lot of police could have been hired.
    While the changes to the Firearms Act scraps the registering of long guns, restricted and prohibited weapons still have to be registered. The licensing system that came in with the act is still in place. This includes background checks and safety training.
    “Most of the guys I know are pretty smart about guns,” said Brown.

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