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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:

CFCW- addison@cfcw.com
Drum FM – email – drumnews@goldenwestradio.com;
Drumheller Mail – email - news@drumhellermail.com

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

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July 14, 2017

New Highway Lighting Improvements Announced

The Town of Drumheller is pleased to announce that Alberta Transportation will be upgrading highway street lighting from 17th Street West to the east entrance of Hunter Drive in Nacmine in addition to improved traffic lighting at the intersection of Highways 56 and 10.

The installation of 28 New light standards between the Canadian Badlands Passion Play Site and east Nacmine will increase the level of safety for drivers. Alberta Transportation has approved the project which addresses concerns that were brought forward by the Town earlier this year.

ATCO electric will be installing the new light standards in the Fall of 2017.

"It's always good news to improve safety and we are pleased that we are able to work with Alberta Transportation and ATCO toward this goal." said Mayor, Terry Yemen.


For more information contact:

Paul Salvatore
Director, Community Services


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