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Here you can read the Financial Indicators of Drumheller as produced by the Government of Alberta.

Drumheller financial Indicators report 2016

These are a series of indicators which compare the finances of the Town of Drumheller with other similar municipalities across the province.

The first few graphs illustrate the equalization payments calculated by the Province. These use property values in a municipality to calculate the payments made to funds such as education and seniors. You can find more information via this link. A guide to equalization payments 

Other information includes:

Property taxes compared to other municipalities - on page 10 

How user fees for recreation and permits,for example, compare to other similar towns in Alberta. Page 12

How spending is divide on different areas of business page 14

The municipality does have higher debt levels than average. However our asset ratio is 2.47 (this means our assets are worth 2.47 times our debt)  so we can pay our debt twice over if we had to. Page 23.

The final page is the list of towns included in the comparison. 

If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask mayor or council. They can be contacted at or 403 823 1339





Annual budget deliberations for the Town of Drumheller will take place in Drumheller’s Council Chambers at 224 Centre Street at 4:30 PM (upstairs) on December 5th.   All members of the public are welcome to attend.  Materials related to the Operating Budget will be provided at the meeting and posted later on the Town’s website.  Please be advised that the Council Committee Meeting schedule for this date has been cancelled.  

An announcement for local industries 


The Alberta Government have announced a new Tax Credit which is aimed primarily at diversifiying the economy including tourism and film industries.

The Capital Investment Tax Credit (CITC) is designed to encourage large-scale capital investments.

The CITC would offer a 10 per cent, non-refundable tax credit of up to $5 million to Alberta companies involved in manufacturing, processing and tourism infrastructure. It would have a budget of $70 million over two years and be provided on a competitive basis to companies making eligible capital investments of $1 million or more.$5 million will be allocated to Culture and Tourism to develop supports for Alberta's cultural industries.

In addition the Alberta Investor Tax Credit (AITC) has a budget of $90 million over three years and would be available for investments in companies that are engaged substantially in proprietary technology research, development or commercialization, interactive digital media development, video post-production, digital animation or tourism.

Tax credits such as the CITC and AITC already exist in many other Canadian provinces and the government state they have worked with business and investment leaders on the criteria for both tax credits and are designed to encourage economic diversification.

The application process for the CITC and AITC will be announced pending the passage of legislation this fall, with the first intake expected to begin in January 2017. The AITC will apply retroactively for investments made as of April 14, 2016.

If you have any questions or support in looking futher into these tax credits contact Julia Fielding Economic Development and Communications Officer at or 403 823 1320.  



Congratulations to the two winners of the October Scream of the E-bill Draw.

The winners are:

Jens and Leanne Madsen who won a $100 Freson Bros. Gify Card


Callen Kenyon who won a $100 Mark's Gift Card




Please come to Town Hall at 224 Centre St Drumheller to claim your prize and dont forget your Photo ID. 


The Town of Drumheller, in partnership with Alberta Transportation will be holding an Open House on November 9 at the Badlands Community Facility 5-7pm.

The Open House is to inform people about a culvert replacement which will take place next year. The large culvert passes under Highway 575 South Railway Avenue (between Premier Road and 9th St SW) and due to the size of the project the road will need to be closed for a period of time. The partners want to hear feedback on road closure options.   

The open house is a chance to discover details about the project and the timelines involved. You will be able to meet the team who will be completing the work and to hear the options for the road closure which will likely start in August 2017.

If you have any questions please contact Julia Fielding 403 823 1320 or




Are you thinking about opening a business but not sure where to start?

The Town of Drumheller, the Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce and Community Futures would like to invite you to an Open House on Wednesday November 16 at 5pm in the Large Multi purpose meeting room at Badlands Community Facility.

The presentations will cover the permit process, the writing of business plans and the role of the three organisations and the support they offer.

The presenters will be:

Julia Fielding                Economic Development and Communications Officer Town of Drumheller
Julie Steeper                Development Officer Town of Drumheller
Brock Harrington          Executive Director of Community Futures
Heather Bitz                 Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce

Please RSVP to Julia Fielding at

Refreshments will be available.

We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions about the event call Julia Fielding at 403 823 1320.




Trail of Trees lights up the Badlands Community Facility


 The Town of Drumheller and the Badlands Community Facility invite you to celebrate the magic of the holiday season and the spirit of giving with us. Between Dec 2nd and Dec 15th (date change - Dec 20th) the Badlands Community Facility will be decking it’s halls with beautiful Christmas trees, turning the community facility into a magical Christmas dreamland.

The Town of Drumheller invites businesses, community organizations and families to donate and decorate an artificial Christmas tree which will be displayed in the Trail of Trees at the Badlands Community Facility. The trees will be later donated to the Salvation Army's Christmas Hamper Program.


The event will be launched on Friday Dec 2nd with a fun community event from 7:00pm - 9:30pm, with people decorating their trees, listening to carolers, engulging in hot chocolate and cookies. Santa may even put in an appearance!


Why should you take part?

  • This is a wonderful opportunity for businesses and organizations to promote themselves to the 300 people a day going through the BCF.
  • The cost of a tree and the decorations offers great value for money; creating a greater return than traditional advertising
  • Your business will be recognized as a business with a great community spirit as they give to those most in need this holiday season.

Your role in the program:

  • Contact Charlotte Stokes at the Badlands Community Facility to register your spot or 403-823-1326
  • Donate a tree, bring it to the BCF and decorate it on Dec 2 from 7pm-9:30pm.
  • Your decorations can link with your business or be more of the traditional decorations or a mixture of the 2. If you would rather keep your decorated tree, that is fine.

We will:

  • Promote the event and highlight all the businesses and organizations which take part in this great program
  • Create labels for each tree stating the company who donated it
  • Provide all the power needed to run lights
  • Work with businesses to ensure the trees get to those families in need






The Economic Development Advisory Committee recently handed out grant cheques to the first set of businesses who have completed improvements to the exterior of their businesses.

Congratulations to Body Works Massage, and Sunrise Autos and Flooring (In the photographs) and to Merle Norman.


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More details can be found here information in the media release

Media Release for Storefront Grants

If you are interested in the scheme please contact Julia Fielding at



Poverty Simulation Event


The Town of Drumheller is pleased to be hosting this very important event.

It is currently full however if you are interested in the event we do have a waiting list so contact Rose  Poulson at 403 823 1317.





October is Scream of the E-bill Month

The Thrill of the ebill contest is nearing its end and so for October we are getting all spooky.

The prizes for the monthly draw for October are a $100 gift card for Freason Brothers and $100 for Marks Workwear.

E-billing is environmentally friendly and more efficient. It's a great program and we encourage you all to sign up

Good luck.

Scream of the e-bill contest runs until 31 October 2016. Account holders can sign up for e-billing on the Town of Drumheller website at

Utility account holders already subscribed to email invoicing will automatically be entered into the monthly draws. Winners will be announced on social media and the website.