Mayor Terry Yemen's blog



There still seems to be some confusion as to the rational and funding of the new Town Hall.  The costs for the project are approx $2 million; one and a half of which is provincial grant funding that has been earmarked for this project. Approx $450 thousand has been put in the Town of Drumheller’s budget so there is no borrowing to complete this project.



Drumheller Centennial 2013

Started the New Year off with a celebration at the BCF including a fantastic fireworks display to usher in our Centennial year.

Atlas Coal Mine will be hosting the May Day celebration again this year and the re-commissioning of the Miners’ Memorial over the May 4th weekend.

May 15th the Town will be hosting a 100th birthday party at the Badlands Community Facility.

In early June we hope to open our new handicapped accessible Town Hall in downtown Drumheller.

What a weekend in Drumheller!

Good luck Dragons on your 2012/13 season!
The arena brings back lots of fond memories for me; Agnes Mcdonald and her cow bell, Joyce Walker skating with the refs and my grandfather, Jock Pennycook ( trainer for the Miners thru their glory years)...  

Mayor Terry Yemen

Thank you for joining us on February 8th at the Civic Centre when we had the Public Information Session to discuss the potential of relocating Drumheller’s Town Hall to the current location of the Civic Centre, next door to Drumheller’ s central fire hall.

Hello again,

It’s great to see the green, the flowers and the tourists in our area. We are nearly half way through 2011 and it has been a good year!

Snow, rain, wind and now mosquitoes!! We should see some relief from the mosquitoes in a week to 10 days. The Town has completed one round of spraying, unfortunately the spray is only effective on larva so we have to suffer through the life cycle of the ones we have now. The life cycle of mosquitoes is apparently around 2 weeks.

April 2011

It is nice to see the weather trying to cooperate in order to bring on the tourism season.

On April 30th and May 1st the town will be buzzing with a lot of activity from the Mining Centennial.

Mayday, May 1st was known as the Miners Day, or Laborers’ Day in Drumheller during the mining years. In Drumheller, the miners’ parade was the main event with hundreds of men marching. Mayday is back to celebrate the Drumheller Valley Mining Centennial. You can view more information at

March 2011
We have received excellent response on our Retail/Service survey that was included in your water bill and is available on line. The survey will assist us in future planning and growth. The survey was designed to provide information on what services for retail and industrial could be expanded or brought to Drumheller. The survey will remain open until the end of March. Once the survey is complete we will be able to compile the information to provide economic direction. We want to retain as many shoppers and $$$’s in Drumheller as we can.

February 14 2011
I read in Friday’s Inside Drumheller the Ski Hill’s G.M. has finally decided to do the right thing and return the season pass money he took. I hope it’s done in a timely fashion. He also mentioned that he will “absorb this expense”. So he should, again; he took the money.