What a difference 28 years makes
Drumheller has been experiencing one of the mildest winters in recent memories, but it could be very different. Above and to the right is the front page of
The Drumheller Mail, exactly 28 years ago to the day. On Sunday, March 27, 1988, a blizzard brought two to three feet of snow, with drifting up to eight feet in some areas. Schools in the district, as well as many businesses, shut the doors while every piece of heavy equipment available in the city was deployed.
The storm was so severe that CFCN Televi- sion came out to interview City Engineering Assistant Darwin Durnie.
The Mail concluded its report, “By Tuesday morning, it was business as usual under bright, sunny skies. The blizzard of ’88 will soon become a memory as we head into a warmer Easter weekend.”
This photo was taken in front of the former location of The Drumheller Mail on Centre Street on Sunday, March 27, 1988. The front page of the March 30, 1988 edition of The Mail (inset) read 'Spring storm
buries city'. A far cry from this year's mild winter, touch wood.