Engineering Assessment CN Right of Way

MEDIA RELEASE – For immediate release March 19, 2021 As part of the Drumheller Resiliency & Flood Mitigation Office engineering assessment and embankment stability, CN Rail has granted a special license to the Town of Drumheller to conduct a review of the right of way (ROW) for suitability as System 2100, the boundary between new […]

Government of Alberta Disaster Recovery Program Changes

MEDIA RELEASE March 16, 2021 The Town of Drumheller recently received a letter from Minister Ric McIver’s office, Ministry of Municipal Affairs, to inform the Town of changes to the Government of Alberta’s Disaster Recovery Program (DRP), which are in effect for DRPs that occur in 2021 and onward. In response to the rising cost […]

Directly Impacted Landowner Meetings

MEDIA RELEASE February 17, 2021For immediate release Beginning the week of February 17, 2021, associates from Scott Land and Lease, the land agent for the Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office, will start reaching out to landowners whose land will be directly affected based on our early berm designs. It’s important that our land agents […]

Council passes new Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw

December 8, 2020 For immediate release: Yesterday, council gave third 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 […]

Palliser Regional Municipal Services’ Drumheller Valley Land Use webmap now available

MEDIA RELEASE November 10, 2020For immediate release Following feedback requests for digital maps to compare proposed land use districts and current land use districts Palliser Regional Municipal Services have launched a webmap available at landplanning.drumheller.ca  as of November 10, 2020. On October 26th, 2020, the Town of Drumheller held public hearings for proposed Land Use […]

Bore Hole Drilling

MEDIA RELEASE October 5, 2020For immediate release Geotechnical field crews will commence drilling 32 bore holes throughout town. The purpose for this work is to examine the soil conditions, as they are different throughout the Valley. This work will help determine how fast water would move under a dike (seepage) during a flood and the […]

Dike Condition Inspections

MEDIA RELEASE September 16, 2020For immediate release Starting on September 17th, engineering consultants and field crews will begin clearing and mowing vegetation on the top and sides of dikes along the valley. The crews will be inspecting 6.5 km of provincial dikes in various locations. A condition inspection of provincial dikes is being conducted to […]

Municipal Development Plan & Land Use Bylaw First Reading

MEDIA RELEASE September 14, 2020 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 […]

Flood Mitigation Maintenance

MEDIA RELEASE Starting this week, residents will see activity along the diking system and at the Newcastle Beach related to grubbing, outfall maintenance and thinning of bush. These activities are a necessary maintenance to ensure the operational readiness of the diking system and to make room for the river. The brush and willows growing along […]

Flood Mitigation Office Budget Approval

The Town of Drumheller council achieved another milestone for the Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Program, by adopting the year 2020 budget of the $55 million six year program budget at a council meeting held Monday January 27th. This will guide subsequent budgets in future years. The Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office will be […]