The trial of a Castor area man charged with murdering three members of his family has been delayed again.
 
Jason Klaus and Joshua Frank each face three counts of first degree murder in connection with the deaths of Gordon and Sandra Klaus and their daughter, Monica, whose remains were found in a burnt out farm house near Castor in December, 2013.
 
The trial was supposed to start today (Oct. 11) but was delayed two weeks so the defense lawyers can prepare to fight the admissibility of undercover evidence. The adjournment was granted on Tuesday.
 
The defense had sought a judicial stay in August, arguing the case has dragged on too long since Klaus and Frank were arrested in 2014. Both of the accused are in custody awaiting trial.
 

More Local News

Man Van attracts local attention

The Man Van came to Drumheller on Thursday and a lot of area men turned out to see them.

Food recall hits packaged vegetables

It's not always healthy to eat your vegetables.

Chamber of Commerce elects three new members

The Drumheller Chamber of Commerce held a general meeting on Oct. 18. At the meeting, they filled three board positions that had been vacated since the Chamber's Annual General Meeting in March 2017.

Salvation Army food bank brimming after donations

Last week, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) was on the road picking up food collected by area schools for the Salvation Army's food bank.

Excellent Turnout for the Business Excellence Awards Gala

On Oct. 18, Drumheller business owners gathered at the Badlands Community Facility for the Chamber of Commerce's Business Excellence Awards Gala.

Drumheller Co-op members favour merger

Members of the Drumheller Co-op got together Wednesday at the Greentree Mall to vote on a proposal to merge with Westview Co-op out of Olds.

Alberta Party starts up Drumheller chapter

There's a new political option for Drumheller area residents voting in the next provincial election.

UPDATE: Wheatland County Fire Under Control

Update 4:31 p.m.: All clear. Wildfire alert cancelled. Update 3:53 p.m.: The fire is under control but Wheatland County residents are advised to remain alert. A critical alert has been issued for…

Entrepreneurship is in says Community Future's Brock Harrington

Brock Harrington, the General Manager of Community Futures, returned to his alma mater last weekend. Harrington was asked to speak at Acadia University's Homecoming on Oct. 16. His topic?…

Hoover ends tenure as Starland Reeve

After ten years as Reeve of Starland County, Barrie Hoover's tenure came to an end on Monday evening when John Rew was elected to the position.

One dead in rollover west of Drumheller

A highway rollover claimed a life west of Drumheller on the weekend.

No regrets as Shoff leaves town council

It was October, 2004 when Sharel Shoff decided to put her money where her mouth is and run for Drumheller Town Council.

Body found in burning vehicle North of Drumheller

RCMP are investigating after a burning car with a body inside was found near Morrin on Monday.

Wind blamed for train derailment north of Trochu

Environment Canada warned about "truck toppling winds" on Tuesday afternoon, but they didn't say anything about trains!

UPDATE: State of Emergency Declared! Gleichen Evacuate!

UPDATE: OCT. 18 Wheatland County: Four homes were lost in the hamlet of Gleichen, two homes were lost in the hamlet of Stobart. Acadia: Two homes were reported lost in Acadia Valley. Siksika First…

Wildfire in Rosedale

Drumheller Fire Department responded to a fire this afternoon around 3pm in Rosedale on Railway Avenue.

Wildfire Alert For Wheatland County

UPDATE: 10:33PM - Wheatland County has declared a State of Local Emergency. Several running wildfires. Gleichen residents EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY! Reception Centres open at the Standard Community Hall…

Kneehill Reeve says good-bye to politics

Some long term politicians in the area find themselves out of a job after Monday's municipal elections.

RESULTS: Towns, Villages, Counties, School Districts

DRUMHELLER MAYOR (1 seat) COLBERG, Heather 2128 VOTES SHOFF, Sharel 492 VOTES

DrumhellerOnline.com is Drumheller's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Upcoming Events

22
Sep
2017
The Christians

22 September 2017 8:00 pm - 28 October 2017 8:00 pm

Rosebud Theatre, Rosebud





03
Oct
2017
WE SCARE HUNGER

03 October 2017 8:00 am - 30 October 2017 5:00 pm

Westergard Motors





17
Oct
2017
ORANGE IS THE NEW CAT

17 October 2017 2:00 pm - 31 October 2017 9:00 am

Drumheller & District Humane Society, Drumheller





20
Oct
2017
DRUMHELLER DRAGONS - AWAY GAME

20 October 2017 7:30 pm

Drayton Valley Omniplex, Drayton Valley





21
Oct
2017
BOTTLE DRIVE

21 October 2017 9:00 am - 22 October 2017 3:00 pm

Drumheller





21
Oct
2017
Grace Lutheran Church 2nd Annual Pig Roast

21 October 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grace Lutheran Church





21
Oct
2017
DRUMHELLER DRAGONS - AWAY GAME

21 October 2017 7:30 pm

Revolution Arena, Grande Prairie





Login