Preplanning Studies In Newcastle

Tonight and tomorrow, Rangeland Environmental Services will be performing preplanning studies in Newcastle to update terrestrial and aquatic reports from October 2020. This will include conducting an amphibian night survey and a wildlife survey to comply with Federal and Provincial regulations. Results of these surveys will be posted once received.

Chief Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Officer Update – Week of May 17

Riverside Drive Migratory Bird Sweep To mitigate recent concerns about migratory nesting,  a second wildlife sweep was conducted Sunday May 16, 2021 while the clearing contractor was shutdown for the (two-day) weekend.  This survey confirmed no active wildlife features were identified. It is recommended that tree and shrub removal be completed within five days or […]

This Earth Day, let’s talk trees The Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office has implemented an urban tree strategy that will see every tree removed during the flood mitigation process replaced at a 5:1 ratio with new trees and/or bushes that are appropriate for natural habitation. This 5:1 replacement plan ensures both carbon balance, as well as limited impact on […]

Swift Water Rescue Assessments

Starting April 1, brushing for surveyors will start at five swift water rescue site locations along the river. This brushing is required to assess if these locations are suitable for future swift water rescue purposes.  Clearing will take place at the following locations over the next few days East Coulee Cambria Bridge Roper Road 19 […]

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 […]

Happy International Women’s Day!

The Town of Drumheller Flood Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Program is funded by Infrastructure Canada’s Disaster Mitigation Adaptation Fund, the Province of Alberta and Town of Drumheller. Centre stage are a number of amazing women, many in senior leadership and non-traditional infrastructure roles. These women represent the consultants, contractors, regulators and stakeholders who bring a […]

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 […]