Monday, October 24, 2016

Back Country Butchering welcomes hunting season 2016


Welcome to Hunting Season 2016

Opening Week Madness
Tuesday, October 25

Opening Day Lunch is On Us!
Stop in for free BBQ roast beef on a bun

Customer Appreciation Day Saturday, October 29
11 am to 2 pm
Join us for free BBQ burgers
Enter our draw to win a BBQ, complete with steaks for your first grill!

Each event is at Backcountry Butchering in Cowley

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Multicultural Friendship Group pot-luck to be held Oct. 29


Finding peace amid suffering

Joyce Sasse - Maybe you feel despair because you can hardly pay the rent, or because you have been diagnosed with a horrible condition, or you are a caregiver whose physical and spiritual resources have been depleted.

Whatever your burden, or the burden of someone you love, insights shared by Viktor Frankl may be helpful. In Nazi death camps during WW II he clung to life and later shared his experience about how he kept going with the world.

Joyful noise

Chris Ney - Have you ever been to a concert or gathering where there is music being played and the people around you are singing and someone you can’t find is just bellowing, I mean at the top of their lungs just singing out so loud that you are distracted. The funny thing is that I have been that guy, I have been the guy that didn’t care about anyone around and just sang as loud as I can. It certainly was not a joyful noise, but it was a noise for sure. It was when I first understood who Jesus was and what He did for me and I was so happy I didn’t care who was there or what they thought. I was full of joy and it felt like there wasn’t anyone else there. In all of that others thought it wasn’t great but I thought I was making such a wonderful singer.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

5 charged after 3 separate cocaine seizures at Coutts

RCMP Federal Policing South - The RCMP Federal Policing’s Integrated Border Enforcement Team (IBET) in Raymond, Alberta, have arrested five men in relation to charges of Importation of a Controlled Substance and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) after three separate seizures of cocaine at the Coutts, Alberta, Port of Entry.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Midget Huskies begin 2016/17 season with a loss and a win

Midget Huskies vs Warner
Chris Davis - For their 2016/17 season opener Pincher Creek's Midget Huskies travelled to Nanton on Friday evening, October 14.  The game was apparently a barnburner, with Nanton scoring  3 unanswered goals in the first period, the Huskies scoring 5 unanswered goals in the second period, and Nanton scoring 3 more unanswered goals in the final period to win it 6-5.  The next day the Huskies held their home opener at the Memorial Community Centre Arena in Pincher Creek, hosting Warner.  The Huskies won that game by a definitive score of 6-1.

Pincher Creek weather from Environment Canada

Links lead to the Environment Canada website

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

State memorial for Jim Prentice to be held Oct. 28

Government of Alberta - A state memorial will be held in Calgary on Oct. 28 to honour former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice on Friday, October 28, 11:00 am at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Avenue NW, Calgary.  The memorial service will be open to the public.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bantam Chinooks begin 2016/17 season with two home games

Chris Davis - Like Pincher Creek's other minor hockey teams the Bantam Chinooks are playing in the Central Alberta Hockey League (CAHL) this season.  The Chinooks are currently in CAHL tier 4, during this season's tiering round.  The Chinooks struggled in their home and season opener on Friday evening, October 14 against Fort Macleod's Mustangs. The Mustangs won by a wide margin.  They fared much better against Claresholm the next day, again at home.

Campaign encourages women to run for municipal office

Government of Alberta - With one year left until Alberta’s next municipal election, the province’s Status of Women minister wants more women to run for office.

Have a healthy Halloween

Kristen Griffiths, Alberta Health Services - Halloween can be an exciting and fun time for parents and kids. Finding the prefect costume, hosting Halloween parties, and of course trick-or-treating are fun parts of the occasion.

Please slow down for cattle drives

McLelland family cattle drive - file photo
A citizen of the MD of Pincher Creek wrote us recently with a timely reminder: "Please put out a plea for people to slow down when they see a cattle drive on the road! We just drove by some carnage where three animals are dead after a gravel truck hit them. We just drove by some carnage where three animals are dead after a gravel truck hit them. The driver would have clearly seen them. What if that were one of the riders on their horse? Very sobering."

Fuel and tools stolen from truck near Fort Macleod

RCMP Alberta - On October 17th, 2016, a theft from a construction vehicle on Highway 3 East of Fort Macleod was reported to the Fort Macleod RCMP. The truck with flatbed was parked on a service road beside Highway 3 immediately before you cross the Old Man River bridge travelling East toward Lethbridge. Among items taken were chains, boomers, a fuel pump from a slip tank and approximately 800 Litres of diesel fuel. The theft occurred sometime during the weekend of October 15/16. It appears a pickup truck may have pulled off the Highway and parked behind the larger truck, partially obscuring the suspect vehicle from view.  

The Fort Macleod RCMP is looking for information with respect to the above noted offence and is asking anyone with information to report to the Fort Macleod Detachment by calling403-553-7200 or by calling CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).

National Teen Driver Safety Week

Megan Heroux, Lethbridge Community Health Services - If you have your license, you likely remember that special day you were awarded the privilege of driving. And, if you’re anything like me, you look back on those first few years of driving and smile thinking of the freedom you felt that first time you drove away from your house on your own. I smile also because I realize how inexperienced I really was.

ASBA supports better integration of skills training and development

Alberta School Boards Association - Following the provincial government announcement this morning on Future Ready, the initiative to coordinate and improve education and skills training for Alberta learners, the President of the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA), Helen Clease, issued the following statement on behalf of the Association:

Kenney announces official PC leadership candidacy

Press release - Today Jason Kenney became the first official candidate for the Progressive Conservative leadership election, having been formally recognized by both the PC Leadership Election Committee and Elections Alberta.  “I am grateful for the enormous support for our campaign to unite Alberta. Our team of volunteers collected hundreds of signatures from every corner of Alberta within 72 hours because they want a united, free-enterprise alternative to the NDP in the next election. In fact, dozens of local small businesses even hosted nomination signing events for our campaign,” said Kenney.

MD of Pincher Creek No. 9 announces board and committee opportunities


The Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 is accepting written applications from MD residents to serve on the following Boards and Committees:
  • Agricultural Appeal Committee – three (3) members
  • Agricultural Service Board – four (4) members
  • Municipal Planning Commission – two (2) members
  • Subdivision and Development Appeal Board – five (5) members
  • Airport Advisory Committee – three (3) members

Monday, October 17, 2016

Pincher Creek RCMP summary for Oct. 10-17, 2016

Pincher Creek RCMP - The following is an overview of the nature of the complaints that the Pincher Creek Detachment received for the period of October 10 to 17, 2016. Note that the summary indicates what was reported to the police and may not have been substantiated.

Total calls for service - 36
Assaults - 4
Domestic assault - 2
Fraud / Forgery - 1
Mischief (vandalism) - 1
Theft over $5000 - 1
Disturbing the Peace - 1
Driving complaints (general) - 2
MV Collisions - 7
Liquor offences - 1
False Alarms - 3
Animal calls - 2
Municipal Bylaws (barking dogs / noise / OHV) - 1
Prisoners held - 6

Atom Chinooks host Piikani and Lethbridge at MCC arena

Chris Davis - The Pincher Creek area has two Atom teams this year, with the introduction of a brand new Piikani team. Both teams are competing in the Central Alberta Hockey League (CAHL) this season, and are both in Tier 4 during the CAHL ongoing tiering round. Crowsnest Pass and Fort Macleod are also currently in Tier 4, which includes 29 teams total. Piikani was defeated by the Chinooks on Saturday, October 15, and again by the Crowsnest Pass Thunder the next day, but showed marked improvement in that second game of their existence. The Pass Thunder also defeated Fort Macleod 5-2 on Sunday.

Alberta man charged with child sexual exploitation, cruelty to animals

ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation team has arrested a 25-year-old man from Nevis, Alta. for child sexual exploitation, cruelty to animals, and firearms offences. The hamlet of Nevis is 60 kilometers east of Red Deer.  The Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) team arrested Cris Marshall on October 12, 2016 with the assistance of RCMP Stettler officers. Marshall came under investigation after he allegedly uploaded child sexual exploitation material via a social media account.

CBSA in Alberta intercepts stun gun, impaired driver in September

The Coutts, Alberta border crossing
CBSA - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share a sample of September highlights from its border crossings in southern Alberta:

Fox Theatre show times


Fox Theatre hotline 403-627-3444

Showing October 14 - 20:

Mrs. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
127 mins, rated PG, violence, NRFYC
Evenings at 7:00 and 9:10
Matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm

The Wild Life 3D
Rated G
Evenings at 7:05 and 8:45
Matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm

Showing Oct. 21- 28:

Mrs. Perigrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Rated PG
7:00 pm nightly

Deep Water Horizon
 Rated PG, coarse language,   NRFYC
9:10 pm nightly

Girl on the Train
Rated 14A, sexual content, coarse language
7:00 and 9:00 pm nightly

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Meeses Doktor

Joyce Sasse
Joyce Sasse - Imagine having to instruct others how to deliver your child, a breech birth, because the winter came early and you, the doctor, couldn’t get to a hospital?  This is one of the stories told by Dr. Mary Percy Jackson in her biography “The Homemade Brass Plate” – a best read!

Mary graduated from medical school in England in 1928 and came to Northern Alberta to work for one year. Her work, the people and the countryside were so engrossing she stayed for forty years.

What is the foundation?

Chris Ney, Vertical Church - I was a framer not all that long ago, I would show up on the jobsite and get a set of blueprints and they would say we want this house to look exactly like to plans. I could not deviate even an inch or try and change it to how I thought it would work; I had to stick to the plans. Most of the time it would go great, we would build on the concrete poured before us and it would all be good until every once and a while the concrete guys would mess up and miss something or it would be out of square once by 3-1/2”, how do you build on this.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Honourable Jim Prentice 1956-2016

Premier Jim Prentice, QC (Government of Alberta photo)
Chris Davis - Former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice passed away on the evening of October 13, the result of a plane crash near Kelowna which also claimed three other lives, including the father in law of one of Prentice's daughters.

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