Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Southern Alberta under a severe thunderstorm watch

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch at 11:14 am MDT on Tuesday July 26 for many communities in southern Alberta including:

  • M.D. of Pincher Creek near Beauvais Lake Prov. Park
  • M.D. of Pincher Creek near Cowley Burmis and Maycroft
  • M.D. of Pincher Creek near Pincher Creek and Twin Butte
  • M.D. of Ranchland
  • Municipality of Crowsnest Pass including Coleman and Frank
  • Piikani Reserve
  • Waterton Lakes Nat. Park and Blood Res. 148A
  • Blood Res. 148 including Stand Off
  • Cardston Co. near Cardston and Carway
  • Cardston Co. near Del Bonita and Kimball
  • Cardston Co. near Hill Spring and Glenwood
  • Cardston Co. near Magrath and Woolford Prov. Park
  • Cardston Co. near Mountain View and Beazer
  • M.D. of Willow Creek near Fort Macleod
  • M.D. of Willow Creek near Granum and Peigan Timber Limit

Monday, July 25, 2016

Researching Old Man’s Garden - Annora Brown cameo 8

Scratch art drawings from Old Man's Garden book

Joyce Sasse - She didn’t have Google to help her research. Nor was there a public library in her home town. Yet Annora Brown was able to bring together an “Old Man’s Garden” manuscript that was incredible.

With an artist’s vision and a conservationist’s attention for detail, she recorded the magnificent flora and fauna from across the foothills of Southern Alberta. It is a classic collection of legend, history, botanical details and scratch-art drawings of 259 native plants, including both their common and their scientific names.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Town and MD to fund Bobby Burns Fish Pond washroom upgrades

Toni Lucas - During the regular meeting of Council for the Town of Pincher Creek on Tuesday, July 19 council met with a delegation consisting of Dick Burnham and Fred White from the Pincher Creek Royal Canadian Legion #43.  regarding the funding of Bobby Burns Fish Pond washroom upgrades. The issue of the upgrades was brought to the attention of the Town council by a letter from the Municipal District of Pincher Creek and discussed at Town council's meeting of Monday, June 13.

Town and MD to fund Bobby Burns Fish Pond washroom upgrades

Toni Lucas - During the regular meeting of Council for the Town of Pincher Creek on Tuesday, July 19 council met with a delegation consisting of Dick Burnham and Fred White from the Pincher Creek Royal Canadian Legion #43.  regarding the funding of Bobby Burns Fish Pond washroom upgrades. The issue of the upgrades was brought to the attention of the Town council by a letter from the Municipal District of Pincher Creek and discussed at Town council's meeting of Monday, June 13.

Heritage Acres Farm Museum 29th Annual Show July 29 - 31


Heritage Acres Farm Museum
The Year of Ford - New Holland Farm Equipment
29th Annual Show - July 29 to 31, 2016
Pincher Creek, Alberta

MD of Pincher Creek seeks Accounting Clerk III

Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9

Accounting Clerk III

The Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 (MD) is accepting applications for a full-time Accounting Clerk III, this position reports to the Director of Finance.

Faith - what is it?

Chris Ney - Faith is a common subject, talked about and explored all over the globe. It is talked about over coffee, it is talked about over food, it is talked about over a beer; all of which I have done from one time to another. It can be a peaceful conversation, and it can be a loud conversation. One thing is for certain that everybody has a view or opinion of faith and what it looks like. Some look to the creation and have faith in that some look to evolution and put their faith in science. A great majority of people put their faith in something bigger though, something or someone like a creator, higher power, unknown God. We all from time to time look above and wonder, we look above and ask for help when in need and we look above and yell when we don’t understand. It is normal to do this.

Platinum Mitsubishi summer blowout


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Rural ramblings

Joyce Sasse

Joyce Sasse - When did you last share a conversation about living in a small community? Have you thought about “rural” being a culture?

With grandchildren, for example, it’s fun taking them into the garden or the field to look for critters and talk about how they help make healthy soil. A small magnifying glass is a real asset.

Finding companionship - Annora Brown cameo 7

Annora Brown
Joyce Sasse - Being a single woman in a couple-oriented small community is never easy. Annora Brown was no exception. She belonged to the Fort Nightly Club, had art classes and knew everyone on the street. Still she needed companionship.

Then she and Gordon Crighton started doing things together. He was a photographer from Pincher Creek who was fifteen years younger than her. The two were as different as day and night, but both were gifted artists.

Pincher Creek lifeguard Ryan Plante joins Team Canada for international competitions

Ryan Plante

Christian Davis - Pincher Creek lifeguard and award winning swimmer Ryan Plante will be joining Team Canada this fall for the Lifesaving World Championships at the German Cup in Warendorf, Germany and at the Orange Cup in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Mud bogging event at Sproules attracts big crowd

Toni Lucas - A mud bogging event dubbed the Western Mud Slingers was held at the Sproule family farm approximately 3 miles east of Pincher Creek on Saturday, July 16. Organizer Greg Chartier was delighted with the turnout, which he estimated at close to 1,000 people including competitors, volunteers, and spectators.

Grizzly population increasing in southwestern Alberta, maintenance to be new focus

Grizzly sow in Kananaskis - Traveller100, Wikimedia Commons

Christian Davis - University of Alberta’s Dr. Andrea Morehouse presented the results of the Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project to a sizable crowd at the Twin Butte Community Hall on June 28, during the Waterton Biosphere Reserve Association AGM. Morehouse and her team identified 164 individual grizzly bears from 2013 through 2014 in the area designated Bear Management Area (BMA) 6, essentially the eastern slopes of the Livingstone Range to Highway 3 to the north, British Columbia to the west, and Montana to the south. The results of the project are intended to inform the Government of Alberta's ongoing grizzly bear recovery planning with accurate population estimates.

Rotary Club of Pincher Creek hosts American Rotarians

Dan Crawford, President, Rotary Club of Pincher Creek [far right] exchanges club banners with eleven visiting Rotarians from Rotary Clubs in Louisiana and Mississippi - Scot Korbett photos

Bev Thornton - Rotarians from Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast were hosted by the Rotary Club of Pincher Creek as part of a friendship exchange. The group of 11 was in Alberta for a total of two weeks, arriving in Calgary in time to experience the stampede, then spending time in Drumheller, Canmore and Pincher Creek.

MP John Barlow on the passing of Mr. Ken Hurlburt

Ken Hurlburt

The offfice of Foothills MP John Barlow - Foothills MP John Barlow was saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Ken Hurlburt of Fort Macleod. An innovator in the business community, Mr. Hurlburt was the first person to sell land by auction 50 years ago, introduced video cattle sales with his son and business partner, Brant, and sold in prestigious auctions from Toronto to Vancouver. He also served as Mayor of Fort Macleod, then as a Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Lethbridge-Foothills from 1972-79. During his time as MP, Mr. Hurlburt advocated strongly for agriculture and succeeded in securing more humane treatment for horses destined for slaughter in Europe. Most importantly, he was a dedicated family man who will be terribly missed.

Summer food safety

Pat MacIntosh
Pat MacIntosh, Registered Dietitian, Alberta Health Services - For many of us, summer is a time for picnics, barbecues, and camping. However, keeping food safe during these fun events is a challenge. Warmer temperatures and cooking outdoors both increase the risk of food poisoning. Symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, and fever and chills. Symptoms can develop within hours or sometimes not for days or weeks.

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Livingstone Macleod

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Beaver Mines area grass fire quickly extinguished

Toni Lucas - Pincher Creek Emergency Services and Beaver Mines Fire Hall combated a grass fire approximately two miles north of the community of Beaver Mines on Wednesday July 20.  The fire originated as a permitted fire which was not extinguished properly and spread.  No buildings were damaged, or people injured by the fire which spread approximately 1/10 of an acre.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pincher Creek's Diane Burt-Stuckey honoured with surprise party

Surprise! Diane Burt-Stuckey
Toni Lucas - The Town of Pincher Creek Director of Community Services Diane Burt-Stuckey was honoured at an invitation only surprise garden party at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village on Friday, July 15 to celebrate her working for the Town for 37 years and to commemorate her time with the Town by dedicating a part of the walking trail to her. The hail didn't deter the approximately 70 guests in attendance.

Large illegal drug seizure in Pincher Creek

Pincher Creek RCMP - On Sunday July 17, 2016, at approximately 4:00 pm Pincher Creek RCMP located and seized a large quantity of controlled substances after a vehicle was stopped for a serious traffic violation. The driver was identified as Sebastion Aranzalez, 21 yrs of age, from Calgary. He was arrested for not having a drivers licence, having open liquor in the vehicle, and for careless driving.

TransAlta declares dividends

Marketwired - The Board of Directors of TransAlta Corporation (TSX:TA)(NYSE:TAC) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.04 per common share payable on October 1, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 1, 2016.

Crestview Highlights for June 2016

Crestview Lodge residents showing their Canadian pride on July 1
submitted photo

Greetings from Crestview Lodge

June finally came and the weather held out for all of our trips. Our first trip this month was with Farley Wuth guiding us, he directed us to the Castle Mountain Ski area, as well as Beaver Mines Lake. It was a wonderful trip, many of us haven’t been in those parts in what seems like forever. Beautiful area and quite a bit of history in those hills! The next trip Farley took us on was to the Fishburn and St Henry’s Church areas. Wow there is a lot of history in all the areas of Pincher Creek, with many great families keeping the history alive for us to enjoy for years to come.

CCWC asks Alberta Government for Castle Parks OHV decision

Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition

OHVs and the Castle Parks: Are they in or out?

That’s the crucial conservation question left begging in a newly-released document on what Alberta Environment and Parks expects in a draft management plan for the Castle Parks. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition (CCWC) would like the Minister to answer the question definitively and commit unequivocally to the management plan’s vision: “Conservation of nature will be the primary, overriding objective of both parks.”

Complaint of a bear attack in Bighorn Municipal District

RCMP Alberta – On July 19, 2016, at approximately 12:00 pm Cochrane RCMP were called to assist Emergency Medical Services with a possible bear attack near the Trappers Hill Campground. At this time members are arriving on scene. Location and if this was in fact a bear attack have not been confirmed at this time.

Update: The investigation for this event will be taken over by Fish and Wildlife.

Fox Theatre show times


Fox Theatre hotline 403-627-3444

Showing July 22-28:

Star Trek Beyond
rated PG
7:00 and 9:00 nightly
2:00 pm Matinee Saturday and Sunday

The Secret Life of Pets
Rated General, Held Over
7:10 and 9:10 nightly
2:00 pm Matinee Saturday and Sunday

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