What a dif­fer­ence 28 years makes

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - The Drumheller Mail

Patrick Ko­lafa

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.

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