Members of Drumheller Town Council were present at an open house to inform residents on what will be changing in the 2019 budget. In 2018, the decision was to cut the town's budget cost by 5 per cent.

This was to make sure the services that add to the quality of life in Drumheller will not raise taxes for residents in the valley.

"We would like to see a 5 per cent in the operating budget," explained Town Councillor Fred Mackowecki. "And they worked hard for months and months. I can sleep at night knowing that the staff at the Town have worked really hard to show we are being responsible."

Communications Officer for the Town of Drumheller, Julia Feilding, was also at the open house to answer questions. She spoke about the importance of being informed of what is happening in your community.

"It is really good to be informed about what is happening in your local area. It helps with your decision making too, this is your money, it is taxpayers money, so the more you know about it, the better."

"Council presented their proposed budget for 2019 on Monday and went through that. SO this is now taking that to the public so they can ask questions and see where taxpayers money is purposed to go in 2019."

More Local News

Community of Morrin Educated on the Effects of Cannabis

The Morrin community had the opportunity to be educated a little more on the effects of cannabis on March 13, 2019. It was an idea that came from some students of Morrin School.

Election Has Been Called For April 16th

On Tuesday morning, the Premier of Alberta, Rachel Notley, dropped the writ and we are now preparing for an election in the Province of Alberta. The government had to call the election prior to May…

St. Anthonys Students and Families Fundraiser Dance

Everyone was line dancing and flapping their wings while raising money with the help of The Friends of St. Anthony's Parent Council.

Fire Restrictions For Special Areas

On Tuesday morning, Special Areas has put in place a fire advisory for Special Areas 2, 3, and 4 in eastern Alberta. They advise that only necessary burns take place and that the public does not…

Town Approves New 2019 Budget

Drumheller Town Council approved the 2019 budget in a regular meeting yesterday. The goal was to cut back five per cent in their operating budget in order to keep costs down for homeowners in the…

Spike Belt Deployed During Car Chase

On Sunday, March 17, 2019, the Drumheller RCMP got a call about a stolen vehicle from Sylvan Lake that had made its way to Drumheller. "A vehicle was noted in the Walmart parking lot as stolen, it…

A Pot of Stew at the End of the Pioneer Trail Centre Rainbow

Irish eyes were smiling on the Pioneer Trail Senior Centre in Drumheller, a couple of days before beloved St. Patrick's Day.

Warm Weather Ahead for Drumheller and Surrounding areas

Birds are out chirping and it looks like finally warm weather is here for us, and for most of the prairies, it is.

RCMP Want You to Stay Safe This St. Patrick's Day

The time for the green and fun-filled celebration of Irish Heritage, and while you are celebrating your distant Irish relatives, the Drumheller RCMP are reminding you to make smart choices.

Keeping Yourself Safe from Scams

With tax season here, you may be getting a call from somebody claiming to be with the Canada Revenue Agency, or an email asking for personal information from the CRA as well.

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

Search the Biz Guide

Login