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RCMP recovers stolen property

RCMP recovers stolen property

On April 23, 2015 the RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence in Drumheller.&...
Rhett Duggan selected to play in prestigious Senior Bowl

Rhett Duggan selected to play in prestigious Senior Bowl

    A Drumheller Titan has taken his talent to the next level, being...

Drumheller pool league wraps up season

Drumheller pool league wraps up season


    
    The 2015 BCA (Big Country Amusements) Drumhelle...

Breaking ground on skatepark

Breaking ground on skatepark

Town crews and New Line Skateparks were on site to line out the new skatepark and b...

Laughlin found guilty of manslaughter

Laughlin found guilty of manslaughter

Calvin Wade Laughlin was found guilty by a jury of aggravated assault and manslaugh...

Speaker Series discusses what makes a fish a fish

Speaker Series discusses what makes a fish a fish

    Ever wonder when a fish is not a fish? The answer is  this ...

Ribbon cut for Drumheller Rotary Park

Ribbon cut for Drumheller Rotary Park

    The Drumheller Rotary Club has a legacy of more than 90 years of...

Drumheller Town Council Meeting

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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
Testosterone Treatment in Men - Risk To The Heart?

Testosterone Treatment in Men - Risk To The Heart?

Mar 22, 2015
At the Endocrine Society’s recent ENDO 2015 meeting in San Diego, I managed to score a seat in a packed-to-overflowing symposium discussing some of the controversies surrounding testosterone therapy in men.At the heart of the discussion ws the fact that testosterone prescribing in men has dramatically increased over the last several years,... Read More
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Limerick writers treated to pizza

Mar 20, 2015
Congratulations to three Drumheller poets whose wordsmith skills were rewarded. They entered The Drumheller Mail/Inside Drumheller’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Limerick Contest and earned Boston Pizza gift cards. They are (l-r) Dave Wood, with Shari Christensen of The Drumheller Mail, Eleanor Jensen and Mary Pearson. Winning Limericks were published… Read More

Dragons eliminated from playoffs by Camrose…

Mar 20, 2015
The Drumheller Dragons have been eliminated from the AJHL playoffs. The Dragons headed to Camrose Thursday night to play game five in the series, and after two over time periods, Camrose scored winning the game 3-2 and taking the series 4-1. Dakota Zaharichuk scored both goals for the Dragons.  Read More
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Rotary launches matching fund campaign for…

Mar 19, 2015
Those in Drumheller wanting to support the construction of a new skatepark now have the opportunity to make their donation go twice as far. The Drumheller Area Skateboard Enthusiasts (DASE) has been working hard to make the new park a reality. They are hoping to break ground this spring, but are still working hard to raise the funds needed for the… Read More

Obituaries

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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
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Bennett INA (nee Shpur)

Apr 21, 2015
BENNETT, Ina (nee Shpur) July 30, 1934 - April 12, 2015 With profound sadness, the family of Ivanna Olha Bennett (Ina) announces the passing of our beloved mother and Baba. Born in Ardrossan, Alberta and raised in Vegreville, Ina met Harold Bennett in Banff where they were both working at summer jobs. Hal and Ina were married in 1959 and started… Read More
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CARR, MAX SYLVESTER

Apr 15, 2015
CARR, Max Sylvester May 31, 1935 - April 11, 2015 Max Sylvester Carr passed away peacefully in Drumheller, AB on April 11 2015 at the age of 79. Max is lovingly remembered by his family, wife; Betty, his children; Richard (Pattie), David (Diane), Cathy (Bernie), and Doug (Shirley) his step children; Debbie, Traci (Doug), and Cristi (Tracy) and his… Read More
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HOOLIHAN, PEARL MATILDA

Apr 15, 2015
HOOLIHAN, Pearl Matilda (nee Goodfellow) July 22, 1926 – April 11, 2015 Pearl Hoolihan passed away peacefully at Mayfair Long Term Care Facility on April 11, 2015 at the age of 88 years. Pearl, daughter of the late William and Matilda Goodfellow (nee Breimon), was born in Kinistino, Saskatchewan, eighth child in a family of six sisters and two… Read More
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BURNETT, MARGARET ELLEN

Apr 15, 2015
BURNETT, Margaret Ellen Sunrise - May 16, 1921, Drumheller Sunset - April 5, 2015, Drumheller Margaret Ellen Burnett (nee Jopson) was born in Drumheller, Alberta on May 16, 1921 and joined her late husband Noble on his birthday April 5, 2015. Margaret was raised in the Morrin area and attended Hillsgreen School. Following her education Margaret… Read More
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PETERS, PEARL YVONNE

Apr 15, 2015
PETERS, Pearl Yvonne Funeral Services for the late Pearl Peters, will be held on Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bethany Lutheran Church, Morrin, Alberta. Kneehill Funeral Services, Three Hills, entrusted with arrangements, 403-443-5111. Read More

Bill to scrap long gun registry passes

Bill to scrap long gun registry passes

    Last week, gun owners in Canada breathed a sigh of relief as there is a concrete end in sight for the gun registry.
    In October of last year Bill C-19 was introduced, which would scrap the long gun registry, and last Wednesday the bill was passed with a vote of 159-130. The last hurdle is the senate.


    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.