Drumheller Institution marks 50 years
It came in 1967, and began a new chapter in the history of Drumheller. Today the Drumheller Institution remains an important part of the community.
The Drumheller Institution is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In those five decades, it has provided residents stable employment and has served the country in keeping communities safe and providing a chance for inmates to make a change.
It was the late 1950s and early 1960s, and with the exodus of the coal industry, Drumheller had fallen on hard times. Major assets such as the Royal Tyrrell Museum were not established and while oil and gas had been discovered in and around the valley, the industry was still in its infancy.
The Minister of Justice in 1959 initiated a departmental study to look at the future needs of corrections. In 1960, the report was submitted. This report showed that while Canada had sufficient facilities for
unite Albertans, to unite the PC Party with the Wildrose Party and to maintain a 95 per cent vote in each area has not been an easy thing to do. My concern is to stay united, I will not be getting into the mud, and I will not be throwing it. I hope that other candidates recognize the long term negative ramifications of doing so, take a step back and recognize the greater good of the party and for Alberta to stay above the fray.”
Along with Jean and Kenny, Calgary lawyer Doug Schweitzer and former Wildrose president Jeff Callaway are also in the running.
Members of the UCP go to the polls to select a leader on Saturday, October 28.
The Drumheller Institution is marking 50 years this weekend with a gala dinner and special Freedom of the Town ceremony.
Brian Jean addresses a group of Drumheller residents last week at Yavis Prop Room on the campaign trail for the UCP leadership.