Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Notice of 2019 MD of Pincher Creek Assessment Roll



The Assessment Roll for the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9, has been prepared for 2019 taxation purposes.

The Assessment Roll will be open for inspection during regular office hours and will also be available online at

Notice is hereby given, as required under Section 311 of the Municipal Government Act, Chapter M-26, that assessment notices have been sent and are combined with the 2019 Tax Notice. The Assessment Roll will be open for inspection at the office of the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9, 1037 Herron Avenue, Pincher Creek, AB, during regular business hours 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.  

Monday, April 22, 2019

Child injured by gunshot

Pincher Creek RCMP - On April 22 2019 at approximately 11:30 am Pincher Creek RCMP and Pincher Creek emergency services responded to the Pincher Creek Hospital for an 11-year-old child from the Pincher Creek Hutterite Colony suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

The child has been stabilized and transported to the Calgary Children's Hospital for further treatment.

Pincher Creek RCMP are investigating this incident, at this time it has been determined a 13-year-old child found and was playing with a 22 caliber pistol, and accidentally discharged the pistol which struck the 11-year-old child in the chest area. There were no adults present when this occurred.

Pincher Creek RCMP is continuing the investigation into the incident as well as the safety and storage of the firearm.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Gun complaint in Bellevue updated

Update:  As of 11:51 pm April 18 the firearm investigation which unfolded earlier is over and the police will be clearing from the scene.  The Crowsnest RCMP with the assistance of the Emergency Response Team (ERT), entered a residence where one adult male was located and declared deceased.

There were no other people in the residence.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Lawn chemical poisoning

Amanda Poll, Health Promotion Facilitator,  Alberta Health Services - Spring is here - that means sunshine, warmer weather and yard work! As we start planning out all of the work that needs to happen on our lawns and in our gardens, we may forget that the chemicals we use to make everything lush, green and fruitful can also be dangerous.

RCMP Crime Reduction Units in EAD and SAD on the hunt for fugitive

Wanted: Brandon Unrau
RCMP Alberta - RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance to locate a male wanted on outstanding warrants from various Detachments in Eastern and Southern Alberta.

Kamikaze Kreepshow

Phil Burpee - I have always felt that it best serves the public discourse to strive for as much accuracy as possible when throwing around terminology, which is often done wantonly. When the recent tragic piling-in of a Boeing 737 into the Ethiopian dirt was being addressed by various officials and muck-mucks from industry, the term deployed was ‘contact with terrain’. Well, okay – I think you mean ‘crash’, right? Referring to a three-hundred ton jet carving out a thirty-foot deep divot in the ground as a ‘contact with terrain’ is about as meaningful as calling a tornado a ‘twirling of weather’ – no, it’s a furious hellsbroth of unbridled and murderous intensity, and no flaccid euphemism can make it otherwise.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9
2019 Gravel Haul Tender

The Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 (MD) invites tenders for the provision of hauling gravel within the Municipal District of Pincher Creek. Contractors will be required to provide all the necessary equipment and labour to meet the frequency of services.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 - 2019 Gravel Crushing Tender

Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9
2019 Gravel Crushing Tender

The Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 (MD) invites tenders for the crushing of approximately 108,000 Cubic Yards of gravel within the Municipal District of Pincher Creek. Quantities required are 100,000 Cubic Yards of Designation 4, Class 20 and 8,000 Cubic Yards of Designation 3 Class 12.5C. The successful tenderer will be required to complete the project on or before November 1, 2019.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

AHS informing individuals of exposure to tuberculosis

  • Case presents no risk to general public
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is in the process of notifying individuals potentially exposed to a confirmed case of tuberculosis (TB) in the South Zone.  Notification letters are part of the standard TB exposure followup and include information on standard TB assessment, screening and treatment, if required.  The exposure occurred in a school setting and presents no risk to the general public. AHS is informing the public about followup actions as a matter of transparency.  Only those who receive notification letters from AHS are considered exposed to this case.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Fox Theatre show times

Fox Theatre hotline 403-627-3444
We accept debit cards.

Showing April 19 - 25:

Held Over, 3D, Rated PG, Violence, NRFYC
7:00 and 9:00 nightly 
2:00 pm Saturday matinee
2D presentations Tuesday, Wednesday, and matinee

Rated PG, Violence
Playing to Wednesday only 
7:10 & 8:45 nightly
Saturday matinee at 2:00 pm 

Correction: Starts Thursday April 25 at 7:30

For further information or to book the theatre for special events text or call Edith at 403-827-0084.

Have a seminar?
We can accommodate.

Tuesday is cheap ticket night.

Free popcorn Wednesday if you bring your own bowl!


Monday, April 1, 2019

Beaver Mines sewer project Gong Show continues

Cornell Van Ryk - At the MD Council Meeting on March 25, 2019, Council effectively decided to start over at square one on the Beaver Mines Sewer project.

When I first put pen to paper regarding this project, I anticipated one or two letters to the editor. Little did I know this thing would turn into a saga. Readers are probably as tired of reading my rants as I am of writing them.

re. the Jason Kenney platform

Phil Burpee - I like to think I’m a discerning voter, and so I thought I’d better have a good gander at Jason Kenney’s UCP electoral platform to help me determine whether or not I might toss him my vote. And even though I see Mr. Kenney elicit a great wave of warmth and fuzziness amongst those who follow his pronouncements all up and down the province, I want nonetheless to get to the bones of the matter. Democracy demands no less. So, let’s see…… here’s what I’ve cobbled together to date.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

God’s in us and we are in God

Joyce Sasse (Lenten Musings continue) - God is a concept bigger than most people feel they can understand. But when a connection can be made linking us with God, that is helpful.

For Christians, that connection is Jesus – said to be “fully human” and “fully divine”. On the one hand he was a baby who grew into manhood. He laughed and cried, was sometimes disappointed, but tried to show positiveness … as do we.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Citizen raises flag concerns

Joyce W. Bonertz - When will the Town of Pincher Creek fix the Canadian flag located at the Golf Course on the west side of Hwy. 6? Our Canadian flag is torn and flies beneath the American flag.

Break, Enter and Mischief to the Fort Museum

RCMP Alberta -
Sometime during the evening of Sunday March 24th and early morning hours of Monday March 25th, 2019, unknown persons entered into the Fort Museum courtyard through the locked gate. The suspects caused hundreds of dollars worth of damage to the property, with several windows, doors, and walls vandalized.

If you have any information regarding this Break & Enter please contact Cst. Tracy Gates at the Fort Macleod RCMP Detachment at 403-553-7200. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS),online at, or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through Apple App or Google Play Stores.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Group Group Youth employment opportunity


Part-time Position Available
Assistant Program Coordinator

Opportunity for Journeyman Carpenter in Pincher Creek area

Livingstone Range School Division No.68
Facilities Department
Journeyman Carpenter

Livingstone Range School Division invites applications for the full time (1.0 FTE) position of Journeyman Carpenter in the area of Pincher Creek, Alberta. 

Coffee with MD Council Monday April 8

MD Flag Raising Ceremony
Meet Our New CAO Troy MacCulloch
Coffee with Council
Monday, April 8, 2019
6:00 pm

Friday, March 22, 2019

Multicultural potluck March 30

Saturday March 30, 5-8 PM
at St. John’s Anglican Church

Tany Warkentin (supporting pastor for Springridge Church) and her family will share memories of their recent travels back to Burkina Faso (in Northwest Africa) where they had lived for 6 years.

Cardston RCMP arrest woman on outstanding warrants

RCMP Alberta - On March 14, 2019 Cardston RCMP arrested a female on outstanding warrants.

Shelise Jay Black Water (28) of Standoff, Alta., was wanted for trafficking fentanyl dating back to May of 2018. Upon her arrest Black Water was found to possess 15 Carfentanyl pills on her person.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Paradise musings continued

Joyce Sasse - Why are there so many Christian Denominations today? Give some thought to how external powers influenced changes in the church in the 9th century and beyond…

In the first millennium there was a dominant “form of Christianity that affirmed life in this world as the place of salvation”, according to research-theologians Rita Brock and Rebecca Parker. Even though many faced persecution and were executed, early Christians held tight to their beliefs.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Claresholm RCMP and surrounding detachments deal with high winds and collisions

RCMP Alberta - Claresholm and surrounding RCMP detachments are advising motorists that travel on Highway 2 between Fort MacLeod and High River is not recommended for any large/light vehicles - RVs /empty tractor trailers due to extremely high winds.

Police have responded to several overturned trailers on Highway 2.

Coaldale RCMP Warn of Dangerous Lethbridge Area Highway Driving Conditions

RCMP Alberta – Coaldale RCMP wish to advise the public that area highways including 3 and Highway 23 outside the City of Lethbridge are in poor driving condition with extremely slippery areas and blowing snow caused by high winds. RCMP are currently at the scene of several collisions in this area. Please slow down if you have to drive on Lethbridge area highways.

Making peace with mortality

Registered Nurse Rachel McGean helps patients navigate the considerations involved with Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) across South Zone for Alberta Health Services. “We don’t want people picking this as their first choice,” she says. “We want to make sure that they’re aware of all the options. Whether they choose those options is still their choice, but they need to know that they’re there.”

Navigator ensures patient aware of options in Medical Assistance in Dying

Story & Photo by Sherri Gallant - Many patients are very close to death already by the time they start looking for information about Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID). Others, upon learning they have a terminal illness, make inquiries at the outset to determine what options they have nearer to the end.

Men and women who choose this route all have one thing in common — a terminal illness. They are or will be suffering, depleted and in pain. And, while they understand the inevitability of their death, they would prefer to have it happen on their own terms.

In the South Zone of Alberta Health Services (AHS), the first point of contact in the MAID process is Navigator Rachel McGean, who can be reached through an e-mail address on the AHS MAID website. People can also make the request by calling Health Link (811), through the Palliative Care team or through their physician.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Finding Paradise: In this world or the next

(Lenten Musings gives opportunity for Christians to reflect on basic understandings about how our Faith evolved.)

Joyce Sasse, Lenten Musings - From earliest of times, the Hebrew people looked back expectantly to see who would re-open the gates to the Garden of Eden. Their paradise garden was almost within reach. Their stories and songs were filled with images of one day re-entering the place of safety and abundance.

This expectation focused on a messiah-like person. Finally one did come who talked about fulfilling old promises, being baptised into a new realm of love, offering hope and healing to those in despair.

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