Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Grassy Mountain coal mining project update

Riversdale Resources photo of Grassy Mountain
Toni Lucas - Riversdale Resources Community Liaison Keith Bott made a presentation to Pincher Creek Town council  during council's regular meeting on Monday evening, September 26.  He was there to inform council about the progress of the Grassy Mountain Coal Project.

Be Bear Smart in Pincher Creek

Jared Thompson file photo
Town of Pincher Creek - There have been a few bear sightings this fall in Pincher, please do your part to help remove wildlife attractants.

Second pop-up health hub planned for north Lethbridge

  • Residents can see a family physician, access services at one-stop event

Alberta Health Services - A second health and community services pop-up event is scheduled for Oct. 5, giving residents of north Lethbridge access health services such as home care services, a family physician, lab services, and addiction and mental health services.

Fatal Turner Valley MVC

RCMP Alberta – On September 27 at 10:06 a.m., Turner Valley RCMP responded to a single vehicle rollover southwest of Turner Valley on 208 Street West. The SUV was travelling southbound on a gravel road when it left the road, and rolled in the east ditch. There were three occupants in the SUV; two of them were ejected from the vehicle. The 20-year-old female driver was pronounced deceased on scene. The 20-year-old female and 21-year-old male passengers were transported via ground ambulance to a Calgary hospital. The RCMP will not be releasing the names of the persons involved in this collision.

Over 200 participants at second annual Moonshadow Run

Toni Lucas - Pincher Creek's second annual Moonshadow run was held on the evening of Saturday, September 17, with a full moon scheduled. The evening was a little chilly and perfect running weather. Three different runs took place: a 2.5 km run, a 5 km run, and a 10 km run. The event was timed so that runners would see the sunset in the western skies, and would have seen the full moon in the east if the cloud cover had not been so heavy.

Platinum Mitsubishi summer-end blowout


Test drive a vehicle from Sept. 1, 2016 to Dec. 10, 2016 and be eligible to be the lucky winner of one of three trips to Las Vegas!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fentanyl awareness

RCMP Alberta - The Airdrie RCMP is reaching out to inform citizens of the negative impacts the illegal use of the drug Fentanyl is causing in their community. Statistics show in 2015 the Airdrie RCMP responded to approximately 18 calls directly related to Fentanyl, and in 2016, the stats are already on the rise, with 23 related reports as of today’s date of September 27, 2016. Occurrence types include crime prevention, mental health act, possession of controlled substance, assistance to ambulance, information files, assault, and many more. There have been two reported deaths believed to be Fentanyl related, a recent from 2016 which is still under investigation and the other from 2015 which has been confirmed as a fentanyl overdose.

Stroller damaged in Cochrane hit and run

RCMP Alberta - At approximately 12:50 PM the Cochrane RCMP received a call of a hit and run in the Wal-Mart parking lot located on Quarry Road in the town of Cochrane.  A mother had parked and set up her stroller and was in the process of getting her child out of her parked vehicle when her vehicle was struck by another vehicle. The mother quickly looked and realized that the other vehicle had also struck her stroller knocking it over and damaging it. Thankfully her child was still in the vehicle and there was no injuries to the mother or the child. The mother made eye contact with the driver and made motions for her to speak to her about the damage to the vehicle and stroller but the other driver quickly left.

September 2016 report on Pincher Creek's councils

Beaver Mines Trail moves forward
Regional water system intake relocation bid accepted
Town declines to cover condo infrastructure
Wandering livestock
Chamber asks Town and MD for awards night donations
Riversdale Resources update
STARS funding discussed
MD approves conservation easements
Stevick to attend Castle Management Plan Working Group
Snow stops for MD administration building
Emergency road repairs in the MD
Sartoris Road awaiting AEP approval for road realignment
Recycling Depot operations agreement renewal
Waterton Ave. sanitary pipeline project to proceed
ORRSC aerial photo project participation passed
September 30 is Orange Shirt Day in Pincher Creek
CBC tower on Town land
Oxeye daisy concern
Town AltaGas franchise fees to remain unchanged
New Town Fortis franchise fees bylaw passed

Beaver Mines potable water distribution and sanitary collection project update

Chris Davis - At their September 27 meeting council for the MD of Pincher Creek considered a recommendation by Director of Operations Leo Reedyk to authorize a contract with MPE Engineering Ltd for detailed design and tender work for the Beaver Mines Potable Water Distribution and Sanitary Collection Engineering project, with funding of $480,000 in funding to come from the Regional Water Infrastructure Reserve.

Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission moves forward

Chris Davis - At their September 13 meeting. during an in camera session. council for the MD of Pincher Creek agreed to sign the membership agreement for establishing the Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission.

CBSA Prairie is now on Twitter

Canada Border Services Agency - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Prairie Region is now live on Twitter! Subscribe to @canborderpra and stay current with local CBSA news and significant enforcement actions, travel tips and more. Be in the know on latest initiatives our officers are involved with in the community. We will provide you with the latest CBSA related content from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Northwest Territories.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Pincher Creek RCMP summary for Sept. 19-25, 2016

RCMP Pincher Creek - The following is an overview of the nature of the complaints that the Pincher Creek Detachment received for the period of September 19-25, 2016. Note that the summary indicates what was reported to the police and may not have been substantiated.

Total calls for service - 42
Assaults – 2
Fraud / Forgery - 1
Uttering Threats - 1
Mischief (vandalism) - 3
Theft under $5000 - 1
Drugs - 1
Driving complaints (general) – 6
MV Collisions - 1
Liquor offences - 3
Assistance to General Public (general) - 3
Assistance to other agencies - 2
False Alarms - 3
911 calls (invalid) - 2
Animal calls - 6
Prisoners held – 5

Outlaw biker investigation in Fort McMurray (updated)

ALERT- ALERT and RCMP Wood Buffalo have conducted a joint forces investigation into outlaw motorcycle groups operating in Fort McMurray.  The investigation is in relation to an alleged conflict between the Fort McMurray chapters of the Warlocks and the Syndicate, a Hells Angels support club. Beginning in late August, there have been a number of criminal incidents believed to be linked to this conflict. Those incidents remain under active investigation.

Inappropriate access investigation prompts AHS patient notification

Alberta Health Services - Following the conclusion of a privacy investigation, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is notifying 1,309 Albertans that their health information was inappropriately accessed by a former AHS employee. An additional 11,539 individuals will also be notified that their demographic information was viewed by this same former employee. These notifications will be completed through direct-mailed letters, which will be mailed today, Monday, September 26, 2016.

Sunday, September 25, 2016


Joyce Sasse - We get depressed when we give in to our baser nature. So many issues and problems confront us daily – issues of health, of family, of finances; issues of broken relationships, of conflict, of negativity and fear-mongering.

It happens because we are mortal beings who have to face the realities of failure, of conflict, of aging, of death … But that’s not the whole story.

It’s not all about me

Chris Ney - I always had this idea when I was first a believer that prayer was about me, I mean; I knew it was to God but I thought it was for me to ask for something, and He was supposed to give it to me. I would often ask Him for money, newer car, house, and more stuff like that. I would kneel down and say God I am trying to live for you don’t I deserve these things, doesn’t your word tell me that what I ask for in your name I will get. Time would go by and He wouldn’t answer the way I thought He should so I would get mad and ask for something else. The funny thing is that I wasn’t seeing those prayers answered; all I was seeing were the prayers about other people being answered, and I was seeing people get their prayers answered that didn’t really need it, or at least to me they didn’t seem to need it.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Serious MVC on Hwy 22

RCMP Alberta - On September 23, 2016, at 7:19 a.m., Cochrane RCMP responded to a complaint of a serious collision on Highway 22 north of the intersection with River Heights Drive. A white Toyota SUV collided with a semi truck hauling a load of lumber. The female driver of the SUV has been identified and is a 34 year old female from Cochrane, AB. Her name will not be released at this time. This female was trapped inside her vehicle after the collision occurred. The Cochrane Fire Department removed her from the vehicle and she was transported to the Foothills Hospital via ground ambulance where she remains in serious and life threatening condition. The driver of the semi truck was not injured.

Three arrested after southern Alberta crime spree

RCMP Alberta - On September 16, 2016, the Airdrie RCMP along with assistance of the Okotoks RCMP arrested three individual responsible for a recent string of property crimes and related thefts in the Southern Alberta area. The trio were found at an Airdrie Hotel, where police located and arrested them without incident.  All three accused, 28 year old Cole McLean of High River, Alberta, 32 year old Derek Mumford of Blairmore, Alberta, and 23 year old Paige Rist of Calgary, Alberta, were charged with numerous Criminal Code offences including S. 354, Possession of Stolen Property, as well as outstanding warrants.

Licensed Heavy Duty Technician wanted


Wanted: Licensed Heavy Duty Technician

Small, diverse Alberta based company is seeking to hire licensed heavy duty technicians; although we're seeking licensed tech's we would consider third year apprentices as well. We are also seeking experienced technicians that are not necessarily licensed by have experience with small engines.

Chief Mountain to close for season, Wild Horse resuming normal hours

Canada Border Services Agency - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) advises travellers that the Chief Mountain port of entry will close for the season at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2016. It will re-open for the next summer season on May 15, 2017. Chief Mountain is located along Highway 6 in Alberta.  Additionally, the Wild Horse port of entry will be resuming its regular hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on October 1, 2016. The port of Wild Horse is located 145 km (90 miles) south of Medicine Hat on Highway 41.

2016 Heritage Acres Fall Fair - upholding rural traditions

1917 Case Steam Engine

Toni Lucas - Heritage Acres hosted their fifth annual Fall Fair on Saturday, Sept. 17.  This year they had displays, demonstrations, bench exhibits, and a market with 35 vendors.  There were some new additions including a turkey shoot, a barn hunt for dogs, book readings. and other activities.

Crowsnest-Pincher Creek Landfill holds open houses about proposed incinerator project

EWS Steve Meldrum, CNPCL Emile Saindon and NSEC Cody Halleran
Photo T. Lucas, slides from 
CNPCL management presentation

Toni Lucas - Crowsnest-Pincher Creek Landfill (CNPCL) hosted a series of three open houses in Blairmore, Lundbreck and Pincher Creek regarding the possibility of installing and operating a two-stage combustion biomass incinerator at the landfill site from September 12-15. In total 87 people attended. CNPCL plans to apply in January, 2017 to Alberta Environment and Parks for approval to run an incinerator. CNPCL administration estimates it will take at least 2 years to get approval and start the project.

Western Feedlots to suspend operations

Christian Davis - Alberta's Western Feedlots Ltd. is a custom cattle feeder operating feedlots near Strathmore, High River, and Mossleigh. According to their website, "Western Feedlots Ltd.’s shareholders have decided to voluntarily wind down cattle ownership and cattle feeding operations. Western will continue to feed and market the existing cattle and after they are marketed, Western will be suspending feedlot operations. Western will not be hiring employees, or purchasing feed grain or feeder cattle after that time. Western will continue farming operations for the foreseeable future."

Group Group Youth Society now hiring



Part-Time/Casual Youth Worker: Position to begin October 18, 2016

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