Saturday, September 20, 2014

Alberta Historical Resources Foundation visits Pincher Creek and area

KBPV Curator Farley Wuth takes AHRF members on a tour
T. Lucas photos
Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRF) members were in Pincher Creek on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13 to attend the AHRF Annual General Meeting.  Approximately 20 people from the foundation toured Heritage Acres, the Lebel Mansion, Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village (KBPV), and saw points of interest from the Municipal Heritage Partnership Program (MHPP).  The MHPP was a heritage survey that was conducted in 2010 - 2013 which was used to find, research, catalogue and register historic resources and primary heritage buildings in residential, commercial and industrial sectors in Pincher Creek and area.  

Free Public Skates begin September 22


Monday September 22nd 4:30pm-6:30pm
Tuesday September 23rd 4:30pm-6:30pm
Wednesday September 24th 12:00-1:00 – PARENT AND TOT
Thursday September 25th 4:30pm-6:30pm
Friday September 26th 4:30pm-6:30pm

Memorial Community Centre Arena
867 Main Street, Pincher Creek

Policing in Alberta to September 20, 2014

Baby Rescued by ALERT in Lethbridge drug investigation 
Calgary man sought on warrants
Fatal MVC on Highway 13
SVR fatality near Consort
Fatality at Abraham Lake
Vehicles damaged during traffic stop
Crane Chief in custody
Airdrie thieves caught on cam
Cavalier stolen from Boyer River Reserve
Canada wide warrant executed in Grande Prairie
Unfounded report of armed man in Red Deer
Collision between truck and youth cyclist
EPS Canine Unit places top 5 at nationals

Castleview Masons celebrate 100th Anniversary

  • Castleview Chapter #21 O.E.S. celebrated its 100th anniversary in the Pincher Creek community on Saturday September 13th. We are a fraternal organization and part of the Masonic family. Among many things we do locally is sponsoring school bursaries in Pincher Creek, Lundbreck, Crowsnest Pass, and Claresholm.

Maureen Akitt P.M. Secretary, Castleview Chapter #21 O.E.S.

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, Castleview Chapter #21 celebrated their 100th Anniversary as an Order of the Eastern Star Chapter in the Province of Alberta.  The celebrations took place at the Cowley Community Hall and 150 people from as far away as Edson and Ft. McMurray to Oyen and Medicine Hat with every place in between came to enjoy the festivities.

Explore a Passion for Health at Chinook Regional Hospital

Alberta Health Services - Public Service Announcement

Alberta Health Services (AHS) staff have a passion for health and we want to share that passion with our community by opening up the doors to Chinook Regional Hospital (CRH).

Join us Saturday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for our Passion for Health Open House. This unique event gives residents young and old an opportunity learn to more about health and wellness.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Feast of St. Michael and St. Michael's 110th anniversary celebrations Sept. 27


Open House - Saturday, September 27th
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
At St. Michael's School

Celebrating the Feast of St. Michael
and the 
110th anniversary of St. Michael's School

Help us to celebrate, all members of the Town of 
Pincher Creek and surrounding area are invited to attend. 
There will be a BBQ at 5:00, catered by the Knights of Columbus 
and activities for the children.
Please join us!!

The Pincher Creek Humane Society/SPCA says “Thank you Pincher Creek & Area!”


Your support has changed the lives of thousands of lost, homeless, neglected and abused dogs and cats in the years to come. Thanks to you, we are one step closer to a new animal shelter in Pincher Creek.

The following supporters donated cash, merchandise or service to help us ‘Raise the Woof’

Furrocious Supporter (Value: $1000-$5000)
Badger Daylighting
D C Fencing
Hot Rod Roofing
Mike & Joan Monaghan
Plains Midstream Canada
Sorge Trucking LTD
Tim Horton's
Tough Country Communications LTD

Local ambulance services stretched thin yesterday

Toni Lucas

Yesterday Pincher Creek Emergency Services (PCES) experienced a high call frequency, primarily for medical calls. "We were running all the ambulances," explained PCES Chief David Cox. "The combination of emergency calls and emergent transfers had us busy for several hours."

Memorial celebration for Robert Bunnage to be held September 20

Robert Lee Bunnage
November 16, 1952 – August 9, 2014

In loving memory of our father, Robert Bunnage, we invite family and friends to celebrate his life.

A memorial and lunch will be held on Saturday September 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Pincher Creek Royal Canadian Legion.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to The Canadian Lung Association.

Cowley Fire responds to minor burn pile incident

Cowley Fire Chief Jim Cisar and Jannet Findlater
Chris Davis

Earlier today, September 19, Cowley Fire responded to a burn pile east of the village. A caterpillar stirring up ashes caused a minor flare up. A Cowley Fire crew consisting of Jim Cisar, Jannet Findlater, and Paul Watson quickly controlled the situation. "The only thing that was kind of worrisome was a bit of flare up, and wind," explained Chief Cisar. "It's probably 30 kilometres an hour, anyway."

MD open house to be held October 2


Administration Building Open House
Thursday, October 2, 2014
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Council and Staff of the Municipal District of Pincher Creek are hosting an open house to provide an opportunity for the public to tour the newly constructed Administration Building located at 1037 Herron Avenue.

Tour the facility between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and enjoy refreshments with Council.

Thank you Jim and Carol Berridge

Jim and Carol Berridge
I would like to thank Jim and Carol Berridge for their many years of dedicated volunteer work at the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village.
- Tess Larson 

Accident between train and vehicle near Brocket sends two to hospital

Piikani RCMP, Piikani ambulance and Pincher Creek Ambulance responded to an accident involving a train and a vehicle east of the town of Brocket on Range Road 282 at approximately 7:30 pm on Thursday September 18.  The westbound train struck a northbound vehicle injuring both men that were in the vehicle.  Sgt. Ray Starzynsky of the Piikani RCMP reported that both men were still in hospital in stable condition, and that the incident is currently under investigation.

Celebration of Life Tea for Helen Mildred Westley Sept. 21

Helen Mildred Westley

We mourn the loss of a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and long time resident of Pincher Creek. Helen Mildred Westley passed away peacefully at Vista Village on the evening of Monday September 15, 2014 at the young age of 94.

Volleyball season heats up in Pincher Creek

Matthew Halton Junior Hawks

  • Junior High volleyball tournament held in Pincher
  • Westwinds Boys - Sabres host Eagles
  • Westwinds Girls - Sabres host Dragons
  • Westwinds Boys - Sabres host Flyers
  • Junior Girls - Dragons host Flyers

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Brayden Provost to contend for High School Golf Provincials spot

Brayden Provost
High School Golf 1A/2A Zones took place in Claresholm on Monday September 15. Grade 10 St. Michael's School student Brayden Provost shot an 86 to force a 4 player 18 hole playoff to be held in Claresholm on Saturday September 20 at 11:00 am. The top player out of the four will advance to the High School Provincial Golf Championships in Cochrane.

Go Brayden Go!! ~ St. Mike's

Co-op Sale September 19 - 25

 Co-op Sale is on from September 19 - 25.

Missing Red Deer teen Any Ferrier

Red Deer RCMP seek public assistance to locate 14 year old Andy Ferrier

Red Deer RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 14 year old Andy Ferrier. Ferrier was reported missing on September 17. He is known to spend time in the Johnstone Park area, at the G.H. Dawe Centre and at the Glendale Skate Park, but RCMP checks at various locations have not located him to date.

Andy Ferrier is described as:
  • Aboriginal
  • 5'8" tall
  • Approximately 140 lbs
  • Brown hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Last seen wearing a wearing white and blue soccer jersey, blue jeans, and a black hat that says "I love haters"
If you have any information on Andy Ferrier’s whereabouts you are asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575.

Missing Red Deer teen Alexis Bruder

Red Deer RCMP seek public assistance to locate 14 year old Alexis Bruder

Red Deer RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 14 year old Alexis Bruder. She was reported missing on September 16, and RCMP checks at various locations over the course of the past several days have not located her to date.

Alexis Bruder is described as:
  • Caucasian
  • 5’3” tall
  • 107 lbs
  • Her eyes are two different colours – blue and hazel
  • Blonde hair, last seen wearing a ponytail
  • Last seen wearing a black coat, green tank top, blue jeans and black high heels, and carrying a black and grey purse
If you have any information on Alexis Bruder’s whereabouts you are asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575.

2014 Pincher Creek High School Rodeo

Pincher Creek Rodeo Club
Chelby Glen, Robyn Lively, Abby Zur, Jack Mitchell, K's Thomson, Cooper Zur, Sam Mitchell, Ben Mitchell, Britnie Zur, Haxstyn Peters. Missing Martyna Lively, Chet Root
Catherine Mitchell photo

Chris Davis and Toni Lucas

Pincher Creek's 2014 High School Rodeo (HSR) was held Saturday, September 13, and Sunday September 14. The heavy accumulation of snow earlier in the week and subsequent melt had volunteers scrambling and making a trench on Friday to drain out the arena ahead of the event. Summer returned for the smoothly running event.  It's one of the best rodeo experiences of the year, every year, and this year was no exception.

Policing in Alberta to September 18, 2014

Parked vehicle vandalised at Head Smashed In
Airdrie theft suspect sought
Attempted fraud in Airdrie
Teen charged in Coaldale home invasion
Large tire theft in Cochrane
Quad theft in Ft. Vermilion
B&E in Ft. Vermilion
Drug busts in Grande Prairie
Update on accidental shooting
Update on Amber Lucius homicide
Alleged Calgary fraudster charged

Old fashioned fun at KBPV Harvest Festival

Sisters doing it for themselves at Kootenai Brown
T. Lucas photos
Toni Lucas

Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village (KBPV) held their annual Harvest Festival September 13th. The morning started out with pancake breakfast and went into fun activities for the family. There was rope making, and build your own wooden train for the kids that wanted to do some hands on activities, and a bouncy tent in the shape of a train for those kids that just had to blow off some steam of their own.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

One-Day Food Drive to be held September 27

(Now at 756 Kettles Street – The old Bridges Health Food Store)

4TH Annual One-Day Food Drive
SATURDAY, SEPT. 27, 2014 

Bear captured in Lundbreck


Fish and Wildlife Officer John Clarke reported that a bear was captured in Lundbreck on Tuesday, September 16. This bear is being relocated today, Wednesday, September 17. There was another sighting of a bear in Lundbreck that was reported after the capture. This will make four known bears in the Lundbreck area.

Officer John Clarke advises everyone in the area to be bear smart, report all bear sightings to the Report a Poacher Line at 1-800-642-3800.

See also yesterday's story: Bears everywhere

Ranchland Mall Harvest Festival to be held September 27


Ranchland Mall Harvest Festival
September 27, 2014 – 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Highlights include: Dunk Tank, Sparkle Tattoos, Plinko, Kids Crafts, Fashion Show, Wine and Beer Tasting, Pie Eating Contest, Live Entertainment, Scarecrow Building Competition, Fall Fun Run, and will end with a free family dance from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

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