Recent Posts

Monday, October 12, 2015

Peigan Fire visits Piikani School for 2015 Fire Prevention Week

Peigan fire with Piikani students
Chris Davis

Peigan Fire visited with Piikani School elementary students on Monday October 5, during Fire Protection Week, spending several hours with several age groups.  The event included demonstrations of their pumper truck, firefighting gear and techniques,  and a talk about the importance of having adequate up-to-date smoke alarms at home, including one in every bedroom.  Surprise fire drills were also planned for the next day.

A Girls volleyball - Hawks host Pandas

Chris Davis

Matthew Halton's A Girls Hawks volleyball team hosted the Crowsnest Pass Pandas on the evening of October 8.  What began as a highly competitive game for approximately the first half turned into a wide-margin victory for the Hawks by the end.  The Pandas won the first set 25-17, which the Hawks essentially reversed in the second by winning it 25-16.  The Hawks continued to roll through the final set, winning it 25-9.  Both teams also participated in the Hawks-hosted 2015 Halton Junior Girls Volleyball Showdown last weekend.  The Hawks placed second in the tournament.

B Boys volleyball - Hawks host Dragons

Jr B Hawks vs Dragons
Chris Davis

Pincher Creek's Junior B Boys Dragons and Hawks met at Matthew Halton High School for a game of volleyball on the evening of October 8.  The teams very well matched, playing very close sets that were competitive and fun to watch.  The Hawks won all three sets by narrow margins, 25-20, 26-24, 25-21.

2015 Halton Junior Girls Volleyball Showdown

F.P. Walshe 9 show off their trophies and t-shirts
Josh Davis

Pincher Creek’s Matthew Halton High School hosted a junior girls volleyball tournament on Friday October 9, and Saturday October 10, 2015. F.P Walshe’s grade nine team took first place in the A division, followed closely by Halton’s own Hawks, while Saint Michael’s Dragons won the consolation prize. In the B division, Picture Butte’s Queens won first place in their final match against WCCHS’ Cobras, and F.P. Walshe defeated Matthew Halton for the consolation prize.

A Division champs - F.P. Walshe 9

Winners of first place in both divisions were awarded with commemorative t-shirts. Additionally, first and second place of the A division were awarded with trophies.

Picture Buttes' B Queens with their commemorative t-shirts
Matthew Halton's A Hawks with their trophy

Westwinds Girls Volleyball: Hawks host Dragons

SV Hawks vs Dragons
Josh Davis

On Monday October 5, 2015, Matthew Halton hosted Saint Michael’s JV and SV girls Dragons volleyball teams. Though the Dragons put up a good fight, the JV Hawks won all three of their sets. However, the SV Hawks did not find the same success, and the Dragons defeated them in two out of three sets.

Junior Girls volleyball: B Hawks host F.P. Walshe 7

Josh Davis

On Tuesday October 6 Matthew Halton’s junior B girls Hawks volleyball team hosted F.P. Walshe’s grade 7 girls from Fort Macleod. The Hawks won the first set, but were defeated in the following two by F.P. Walshe’s team.

Little donations make a large impact

Ken Neumann, Katie Fiest, Laura Richardson, Dr. De Wet, Sandra Lewis, Kelsey Green and Sariah Brasnett with Ted D. Bears
T, Lucas photos except*
Toni Lucas

Little things can make a huge impact. This is a small story, about small items, little people, and large community heart. Pincher Creek Elks Club #474 regularly raise funds to put back in the community where they see a need. On Wednesday, October 7, the Elks donated 50 stuffed animals to the Pincher Creek Health Centre (PCHC) and Pincher Creek Emergency Services (PCES). Earlier this year the Elks donated to the obstetrics department a new obstetric ultrasound Doppler. One of the ways the Elks raised money is their tabs for tots program.

Welcome to Pincher Creek Co-op


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Foothills Liberal candidate Tanya MacPherson at Pincher Creek forum

Foothills Liberal candidate Tanya MacPherson was one of the 5 candidates who spoke and answered questions at the forum held in Pincher Creek on the evening of October 8, which was mediated by David Green.  The above is a video of most of Macpherson's opening remarks and some of her remarks during the Q&A that followed.

Foothills PC incumbent John Barlow at Pincher Creek forum

Foothills PC incumbent John Barlow was one of the 5 candidates who spoke and answered questions at the forum held in Pincher Creek on the evening of October 8, which was mediated by David Green.  The above is a video of most of Barlow's opening remarks and some of his remarks during the Q&A that followed.

Foothills Christian Heritage candidate Marc Slingerland at Pincher Creek forum

Christian Heritage Party (CHL) candidate for Foothills Marc Slingerland was one of the 5 candidates who spoke and answered questions at the forum held in Pincher Creek on the evening of October 8, which was mediated by David Green.  The above is a video of Slingerland's opening remarks.

Foothills Green Party candidate Romy Tittel at Pincher Creek forum

Foothills Green Party candidate Romy S. Tittel was one of the 5 candidates who spoke and answered questions at the forum held in Pincher Creek on the evening of October 8, which was mediated by David Green.  The above is a video of Tittel's opening remarks and some of her remarks during the Q&A that followed.

Foothills NDP candidate Alison Thompson at Pincher Creek forum

NDP Foothills candidate Alison Thompson was one of the 5 candidates who spoke and answered questions at the forum held in Pincher Creek on the evening of October 8, which was mediated by David Green.  The above is a video of Thompson's opening remarks and some of her remarks during the Q&A which followed.

Communities in Bloom celebrates Circle of Champions win, special mention for Lebel Rose Garden

Pincher Creek Communities in Bloom
2015 Circle of Champions
Noreen Robbins, Adriana Hoekstra (Oldman Rose Society), Diane Burt Stuckey, John Hancock, and Wendy Ryan

Chris Davis

Members of the Pincher Creek chapter of Communities in Bloom (CIB) celebrated last week after receiving the news that Pincher Creek had won the 2015 CIB Class of Champions (Small) category.

Diane Stuckey shows off the award

Pincher Creek received "5 Blooms - Silver" and a special mention for the Lebel Mansion Rose Garden after winning in their category.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Pincher Creek hockey update - 2015/16 season begins

Piikani sports complex under construction

  • Midgets move to CAHL
  • Seeding/tiering rounds begin at the end of October
  • RHL update

Judge rules in Fort Macleod’s favour in lawsuit with Mayor

Town of Fort Macleod press release

  • Madam Justice K.D. Nixon Files Judgement on Sanctioned Mayor’s Lawsuit

Justice Nixon filed her ‘Reasons for Judgement’ document with the Court of Queen’s Bench in Lethbridge on October 8th, ruling in favour of the Town of Fort Macleod.

Madame Justice Nixon’s decision has confirmed that members of Fort Macleod Council acted fairly, appropriately, and in the best interest of the community at large, when they sanctioned Mayor Rene Gendre in June of 2014.

Pincher Creek councils offer letters of support for RCADE project

Toni Lucas

Dan Crawford  and  James Van Leeuwen attended the regular meeting of Pincher Creek Town council on September 14 to explain their project regarding Regional Centre for Arts, Design and Entrepreneurship (RCADE). At that time they requested a letter of support from Council.  At the regular meeting of Pincher Creek Town Council on Monday, September 28 the letter of support drafted by administration was approved, and the presentation for RCADE was accepted as information.

Crawford and Van Leeuwen also appeared as a delegation before council for the Municipality of Pincher Creek No. 9 with their presentation, and the MD council also granted their request for a letter of support.

Related story:  RCADE project explained to Pincher Creek's councils

Westwinds Boys Volleyball – Sabres defeated at home by Flyers

Josh Davis

On Wednesday October 8 2015 the JV and SV Sabres hosted F.P. Walshe’s Flyers at Livingstone school for an evening of volleyball. The Sabres are coming off taking second place to Saint Michael’s Dragons in a recent tournament, which took place in the Crowsnest Pass this weekend. The Sabres were defeated in every set by Fort Macleod's Flyers.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Pincher Creek Hockey referee clinic/seeking coaches



Pincher Creek Hockey Association is looking for hockey loving people that would like to Coach or help Coach some upcoming super stars. No experience necessary, some requirements needed as per Hockey Alberta. 

 If you are interested in either of the above please contact: or 403-627-8545

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tender for MD of Pincher Creek coverall supply and cleaning


Sealed Tenders "To quote a price on Coverall Supply & Cleaning"

Will be received by:
Municipal District of Pincher Creek1037 Herron Avenue
Box 279
Pincher Creek, Alberta
T0K 1W0
Mike Killoran

Time and date for Tender Closing is 2:00:00 p.m. MST on October 26, 2015

Curling Rink and Town of Pincher Creek to share an employee

Toni Lucas

Pincher Creek Curling Club (PCCC) requested a shared job  position between the Town of Pincher Creek and themselves.  PCCC require a person to be available to make curling ice 3 to 4 hours a day for a total they estimated to be 100 hours for the upcoming season.  PCCC said they have difficulties getting someone for a part-time and seasonal job. The request was discussed at the regular meeting of Town council on Monday, September 28.  Pincher Creek Curling Club is to pay for employee time that is expended on the club's behalf.

Pincher Creek gas and electricity franchise fees to remain the same in 2016

Toni Lucas

At their September 28 meeting council for the town of Pincher Creek agreed to keep the natural gas distribution franchise fee at 25% and the Fortis Alberta franchise fee at 13% going into 2016.  Councillor Jim Litkowski asked if the percentages for Pincher Creek were comparative to other municipalities in the area. Councillor Lorne Jackson replied "In comparison to other communities around us, we are not out of whack.  We are about middle of the road."  The maximum gas distribution franchise fee that a municipality can charge is 35%, while the maximum electric distribution franchise fee that the Town can charge is 20%.

The estimated AltaGas franchise fee for 2016 is expected to be $419,342.13 at 25%.

The estimated FortisAlberta franchise fee for 2016 is expected to be $323,394.00 at 13%.

Animal Health Week celebration at Pincher Creek Veterinarian Clinic on Oct. 9


Animal Health Week is October 4 - 10, 2015 
 Pincher Creek Veterinarian Clinic is inviting the public to join in celebrating with us, we will have cake and coffee on Friday, October 9th,  9:00 am - Noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 
1124 Waterton Avenue, Pincher Creek

Pincher Creek Town Council briefs from September 28, 2015 meeting

Toni Lucas

Council for the Town of Pincher Creek held their regular meeting the evening of September 28, 2015,  Deputy Mayor Doug Thornton chaired the meeting.  In attendance were councillors Wayne Elliott, Lorne Jackson, Mark Barber, Jim Litkowski and Mayor Don Anderberg.  CAO Laurie Wilgosh was also in attendance.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

New windows for Huddlestun Senior Centre

Toni Lucas

On Monday, September 28 Pincher Creek's Town Council voted to fund replacement windows on the south side of the Fred Huddlestun Seniors Centre .  The centre has had issues with the windows for years, which previously lost their seal and now are dirty on the inside, blocking the view but letting in much of the glare.  The Fred Huddlestun Seniors Citizens Society sent a letter of request to replace the windows with modern tinted windows.  Council agreed to replace the windows up to a cost of $8,000 including painting, repairs to casings, and replacing rotten wood. The windows in place now are the original windows,  installed in 1974.

Infinite Scroll