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Province Confirms March 2017 Ice Jam as a Natural Disaster

The Province has determined that the Ice Jam which occurred on March 18, 2017 qualifies as a natural disaster. As a recognized natural disaster, this may qualify for disaster relief through the Provincial Disaster Relief fund.

They state '...the Lieutenant Governor in Council declares that a disaster exists, in the nature of extraordinary losses and damages and emergency response costs resulting from the ice jam and overland flooding with respect to the 2017-2018 fiscal year.'

While funding related to this event is possible, no specific timelines have been given at this time.

Any residents that were directly affected by March 18, 2017 ice jam event are encouraged to contact the Town of Drumheller for more information.


For more Information Contact:

Greg Peters
Director of Protective Services

Distribution List:

Drum FM – email –;
Drumheller Mail – email -

Tuesday July 18, 2017 11:00 AM


Fire Advisory in Town of Drumheller


Due to existing dry conditions the Town of Drumheller, in its capacity as Local Fire Authority and pursuant to the Town of Drumheller Fire Bylaw 04.07, is issuing a FIRE ADVISORY. This advisory represents a Moderate Fire Risk  with respect to open air fires.

Open air fires include fires for the burning of weeds, grass, leaves; fires related to recreational uses in non-approved containers; and the burning of coal, straw and/or other materials.


The  FIRE ADVISORY allows for the use of barbecues, recreational/residential camp fires compliant with bylaw 16-10 and fires in designated camping and recreational areas .

Permitted as well are fire pits, outdoor fireplaces and stationary barbecues that burn combustible materials compliant with bylaw 16-10.

Natural gas and propane barbecues are not affected by this FIRE ADVISORY.

This fire ban takes effect Tuesday July 18, 2017 AT 10:00 AM and will remain in effect until further notice.  This FIRE ADVISORY is for all properties contained within the Municipal Boundaries of the Town of Drumheller.



Contact:    Bruce Wade , Fire Chief

                 (403) 823-1323