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Bulk Water Station Closing

September 23, 2020

Please be advised that effective September 30th at 1400hrs, the bulk water station located at 117 7 Ave SE will no longer be in service. Please see the list below of alternative bulk water stations.

East Coulee - Operated by Town Of Drumheller

Rosedale Fire Station - Operated by Drumheller Volunteer Fire Association

Kneehill County Bulk Water Station - Operated by Kneehill County

Village of Munson Bulk Water Station - Operated by Starland County

RCM Transport LTD – Operated by RCM Transport LTD *by appointment only, please call 403-334-1550

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank our users for their continued patronage over the years. 

For more information, please contact 403-823-6300.

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Demolition of Storage Buildings

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09/22/2020 

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10/06/2020 

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Update on Hot Tub & Steam Room

September 21, 2020


The Drumheller Aquaplex's hot tub and steam room will be potentially re-opening with COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, September, 25th pending a successful water sample from AHS. Please note the details below.

  • PENDING APPROVAL OF WATER SAMPLES BY AHS, POTENTIAL TO REOPEN AT NOON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th
  • The Province of Alberta is allowing for hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas to reopen as long as physical distancing and routine cleaning is maintained
  • Limit of 2 people physically distanced or 1 cohort only at a time
  • Reservations will be available in a maximum of one 45-minute block with the expectation that every 15 minutes you are to exit and have a shower as per amenity rules during Lane Swim times
  • Will be available during Family Swim times with no reservation but limits can not be exceeded

The Town of Drumheller and Drumheller Aquaplex will continue to update the status of the hot tub and pool on the Town's website, Facebook Page, Twitter, and the Drumheller Aquaplex Facebook Page. To make your recreation reservation, please click the button below to access the online portal

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New Truck Mounted Combination Sewer Cleaner

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09/17/2020 

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10/06/2020 

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MEDIA RELEASE - Dike Condition Inspections


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
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MEDIA RELEASE - Municipal Development Plan Bylaw & Land Use Bylaw


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
Today, Town council has given first reading to two cornerstone statutory documents, Bylaw 17.20 Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Bylaw 16.20 Land Use Bylaw (LUB). 

The Municipal Development Plan is the Town's visionary community plan. It provides high level guidance, goals and policy. The Drumheller MDP does what few municipal plans have managed to do, place disaster response and the changing climate directly at the core of its growth logic and long term vision. By placing the river at the heart of planning, the MDP supplants decades of reactive policies with bold, pro-active measures.
The LUB introduces many key innovations. It shifts the system from "use" to "form", reconnecting regulation to intent and greatly simplifies the document structure. Twenty-one districts have been reduced to eight and further innovations related to signage and parking modernize Drumheller's ability to attract investment. 

Chief Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Officer, Darwin Durnie "is excited to see the MDP and LUB presented to council. Not only does this lay the foundation for changing the channel on flood readiness, these two new bold visionary documents will help us attract development by enabling investment, not controlling it. While we know the river can be a threat to us, for the majority of time, it's an asset. We need to understand what opportunities it can create for future growth of the valley." 

"This is about stimulating development and making it easier for people to come to town and get their business up and running as fast as possible by accelerating processes and minimizing delays, states Darryl Drohomerksi, CAO and Development Officer. 

Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) Chair, Tom Zariski sees this first reading as "an opportunity to turn the corner. For years, MPC has been considered reactive and negative. The new LUB will allow us to be proactive and clearly define areas for growth and areas where we will no longer accept development. I'm eager to see these changes." 

Consultation will begin on the two by-laws featuring a website where residents can provide feedback on the proposed changes. A public hearing for the Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw will take place on October 26th.

See below to review the presentation.

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Municipal Development Plan & Land Use Bylaw Presentation

September 14, 2020 

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Storage Building Re-location

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09/14/2020 

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 9/14/2020

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09/29/2020 

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MEDIA RELEASE - DRUMHELLER AQUAPLEX UPDATE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 11, 2020, 

Earlier today, the Drumheller Aquaplex was closed immediately due to Electrical Safety Code violations being brought to Administration's attention. These safety concerns were quickly addressed by Town Administration, a local electrician and an Electrical Safety Code Inspector.

"Upon discussion with the electrician and the Electrical Safety Codes Inspector the issue is significant enough to pose a safety risk," explains the Director of Infrastructure Services, Dave Brett. "We closed the pool immediately so we could fully investigate and determine the extent of the issue."

After carrying out an inspection with the electrical contractor and Electrical Inspector, the extent of the repairs have been identified. "The full repair requires parts that are backordered and therefore unavailable for approximately 4 weeks. However, the crew worked quickly to put together a temporary repair to make the system safe and allow the Aquaplex to re-open as soon as possible," Brett continues. "This temporary fix has been approved by the Electrical Safety Codes inspector."

Once the correct parts arrive, Town Administration will schedule a closure to bring the system fully up to code.

For updates, please visit Drumheller.ca or the Town of Drumheller's Facebook Page.
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MEDIA RELEASE - AQUAPLEX CLOSURE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DRUMHELLER AQUAPLEX TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Effective immediately, the Drumheller Aquaplex is closed due to a safety issue. At this time, crews are unable to provide a timeline as to when the facility can safely reopen.

For updates, please visit Drumheller.ca or the Town of Drumheller's Facebook Page.

Town of Drumheller Communications

403-823-6300

communications@drumheller.ca

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Fall Sports, Recreation & Arts Expo!

 September 10, 2020

The Sports, Recreation & Arts Expo returns to the Badlands Community Facility on Wednesday, September 16th! Stop by the BCF anytime between 4:00pm - 7:00pm to check out what's available this season. Admission is FREE! Contact the Badlands Community Facility at 403-823-1370 or bcfinfo@drumheller.ca for more information. 

Check out our list of vendors!

Badlands Community Facility

Drumheller Family Literacy

Seapearls Ceramic Artworks sharelieam@gmail.com 

Drumheller Girl Guides

A.M.R Dance

Melting Pot Arts vimyers@shaw.ca

McMan Family Resource Network

Tricia Hatch School of Dance

Drumheller Minor Soccer Club 

Community Development & Social Planning (formerly FCSS) aharrison@drumheller.ca

Dynos Legacy Cheerleading

Drumheller Figure Skating Club

Drumheller & District 4H Club

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Online Recreation Reservation Portal

September, 3 2020

Reservation times will be allotted in 1 hr increments. We ask that individuals book up to a maximum of 2 reservation times (back to back) in a single day to give the opportunity for multiple people to use the facility in accordance to the new capacities. In order to avoid duplicate accounts, we ask that all past and current members contact 403-823-1370 to obtain their login information. ​To start reserving your time, click the button below "Reserve my Recreation Time" and it will take you straight to our online portal. Below are step by step instructions for your online experiene:

Step 1: Go to "Reserve my Recreation Time" Button below

Step 2: Sign In – if you don't know what your login is, or if you do not have a login ID, contact us and we will be happy to set you up with a login ID and password. You can contact us at 403-823-1370 for your details.

Step 3: Hover your cursor over "Activities" to display the drop down menu

Step 4: Select the area of the facility in which you wish to reserve. Example: Reserve BCF -> Lower Fitness

Step 5: Select the time of day to reserve in our facilities. You can reserve up to 60min for your recreation reservation at the Badlands Community Facility and 45min at the Drumheller Aquaplex

Step 6: Click "Enroll Now"

Step 7: Select Participant

Step 8: Select dates you wish to attend our facilities

Step 9: Select "Add to Cart"

Step 10: Click "Finish"

You have now completed reserving your recreation time at our facilities. We ask users that if they cannot attend their reservation to cancel 24hrs prior to their reservation by calling 403-823-1370.

Prior to arrival, we ask that users familiarize themselves with our Return to Recreation Handbook. All of the details of what to expect at each facility are listed in this document. For any questions, please contact email bcfinfo@drumheller.ca. 

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INDOOR RECREATION FACILITIES SCHEDULED TO RE-OPEN SEPTEMBER 9, 2020


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 INDOOR RECREATION FACILITIES SCHEDULED TO RE-OPEN SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

The Town of Drumheller has scheduled indoor recreation facilities to re-open on Wednesday September 9th. This includes the Drumheller Memorial Arena, Drumheller Aquaplex and the Badlands Community Facility.

"Based on the requirements set out in the Provincial Health Guidelines in June we felt we weren't ready to re-open our indoor recreation facilities at that time and opened up the outdoor facilities, such as the spray park instead. Our recreation staff have now returned and are developing and implementing measures to ensure that our facilities are set up safely for the public and our staff, explained Darryl Drohomerski, CAO Town of Drumheller. "I ask for people's patience as this has been a large undertaking and staff are having to adapt to a completely new way of using the facilities."

"We are very excited to be back and can't wait to welcome people back to our facilities," added Darren Goldthorpe, Manager of Recreation, Arts and Culture. "There will be significant changes to the user experience in order to meet the health guidelines. We will be launching an information campaign to show people what these changes are and we ask users to make themselves aware of the new procedures in advance. Users can expect some schedule adjustments, capacity limitations, and some equipment will be out of use for the time being. We ask for everyone's patience as work through everything in a safe manner."

The biggest adjustment for users is that they will have to reserve their time in the recreation facilities online prior to arrival. "The ability to contact trace and to maintain proper capacity numbers is a huge part of the relaunch," Goldthorpe continues. "Through our online portal, users can reserve their spots within our facilities and drop-in classes. Our staff are going through the training to assist all of our patrons with this new process."

Members will be contacted regarding their memberships as the weeks continue, however Mayor and Council has agreed to waive admission fees for drop-in and members for the entire month of September.

In June the Province of Alberta announced Stage 2 of the Provincial Relaunch Strategy would begin on Friday, June 12, 2020. This announcement moved a number of Stage 3 items to Stage 2 including outdoor recreation, fitness and sports centres.

The Town of Drumheller will be updating their website and social media channels as soon as information is available. Please visit www.drumheller.ca, follow us on Facebook, and Twitter for up to date and accurate information.

Please visit Alberta Biz Connect for the Relaunch Guidance Documents https://www.alberta.ca/guidance-documents.aspx

Town of Drumheller Communications

403-823-6300

communications@drumheller.ca

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Facility Water Treatment Program

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08/27/2020 

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 09/14/2020

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Request for Proposal - Phase Cam-Lok In-Line Power Output Box at Badlands Community Facility


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August 21, 2020 

Posting Date:

September 16, 2020 

​Last Update:

September 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm Local Time

A mandatory Site Visit will take place on August 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm Local Time at  the Badlands Community Facility at 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller, Alberta. 

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Request for Proposal - Reseal Aluminum Window and Door Frames

AB-2020-05201

2020-08-21 

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August 21, 2020 

Posting Date:

September 16, 2020 

​Last Update:

September 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm Local Time

A mandatory Site Visit will take place on August 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm Local Time at the Public Works building at 702 Premier Way, Drumheller, Alberta. 

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Fire Advisory - August 18, 2020


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date August 18, 2020

Fire Advisory 

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. This FIRE ADVISORY allows the use of barbecues, recreational/residential camp fires compliant with Bylaw 06.19 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 06.19.

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

This fire advisory takes effect Tuesday August 18 2020 at 12:00 hrs 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.



For more Information Contact: the Fire Chief at (403)823-1323 or the Director of Emergency & Protective Services at (403)823-1363

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Request for Quotation - Low Lift Station Roof

2020-08-14 

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August 14, 2020 

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August 26, 2020 

​Last Update:

August 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM Local Time 

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Request for Quotation - Fire Hydrant Supply

AB-2020-05016

ToD 2020-08-11 

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August 11, 2020 

Posting Date:

August 11, 2020 

​Last Update:

​August 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm Local Time

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Request for Quotation - Ditch Grading Program 2020-2022

AB-2020-04987

2020-08-11 

Reference Number: 

August 11, 2020 

Posting Date:
 

September 2, 2020 

​Last Update:

August 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm Local Time 

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Covid 19 situation is changing rapidly please check back for further details. Learn more at Drumheller.ca/covid