Saturday, October 13, 2018

RCMP Major Crimes Unit continues to investigate the murder of Victoria Crow Shoe

Victoria Joanne Crow Shoe

RCMP Alberta - The RCMP are still seeking public information in the homicide of Victoria (Vickie) Joanne Crow Shoe. This past September 13 marks the three year anniversary of the discovery of Vickie’s body on the shores of the Oldman River Reservoir.

Vickie Crow Shoe was last seen on Monday, August 31, 2015. While her body was discovered on September 13, 2015, RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigators have determined that she was likely put into the Reservoir shortly after August 31, 2015.

Kernmantle rope used to bind Vickie Crow Shoe

The RCMP are now releasing information related to this investigation as follows: Investigators believe that Vickie Crow Shoe’s body was bound by a rope before she was put in the water. The rope is of kernmantle construction and is white with two black tracers in the sheath weave. A photo of the rope is attached in the hopes that someone in the public remembers seeing this rope prior to her death.

Alberta RCMP hosts Cannabis State of Readiness Event at “K” Division Headquarters

RCMP Alberta - On Friday, October 12, 2018, the Alberta RCMP and Traffic Services discussed the impact of cannabis on police service delivery and provided an interactive drug-impaired driving Checkstop demonstration.

In preparation for the legalization of cannabis, the RCMP has increased its capacity in the areas of prevention and engagement, intelligence, security screening, and training. The Alberta RCMP is on track to reach its target goal to train one third of members in Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) by 2020.

“While the laws surrounding cannabis in Canada are evolving, little has changed for the RCMP when it comes to how to test for drug-impaired driving,” Chief Superintendent Brad Mueller, Deputy CROPS Officer, Core Services.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Cardston RCMP charge three women with drug and weapon offences

RCMP Alberta
- On October 6, 2018, Cardston RCMP conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 5 near Cardston. During the traffic stop a sawed off shotgun, replica hand gun, stolen property, drug paraphernalia and drugs were seized, all three females in the vehicle were arrested.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Suspected Carfentanil seized in Lethbridge arrest

ALERT - Three people have been arrested in Lethbridge following a short-term investigation by ALERT. Various drugs were seized, including suspected carfentanil.

On September 27, 2018, ALERT Lethbridge’s organized crime and gang team searched a home in West Lethbridge with the help of Lethbridge Police Service. The search came following reports of suspected drug trafficking activity taking place at the home.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Southern Alberta RCMP respond to severe driving conditions in the past 24 hours

RCMP Southern Alberta, October 3, 2018 - Despite several warnings in conjunction with Alberta 511 reports, travelers ventured onto southern Alberta highways.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Alberta RCMP do not recommend travel on southern Alberta highways tonight

RCMP Alberta (October 2, 2018) – Snowstorms in southern Alberta have created extreme driving conditions on both Highways 1 and 2. Travel is not recommended

  • Highway 1 is closed in both directions near Lac Des Arc, Alberta.
  • Highway 2 is closed in both directions between Bowden and Crossfield, Alberta. Vehicles are being detoured onto Highway 2A. This closure is expected to remain in place overnight.
Please check 511 Alberta for updates on these and all other highway conditions and restrictions.

Important Changes to Fire Services in Pincher Creek MD


Important Changes to Fire Services within the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9

Council for the MD of Pincher Creek, at their meeting held September 11, 2018, rescinded Bylaw No. 1234-13, which gave Council the ability to pay the costs of some firefighting services on behalf of their residents.

With the rescinding of Bylaw No. 1234-13, all firefighting costs will be the responsibility of the landowner where the fire occurred.

Please visit our website at for further information.

Fort Macleod RCMP investigate B&E and Theft of 2016 Polaris ATV

Fort Macleod RCMP
- Between 4:30 AM and 5:30 AM on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 two suspects stole a green 2016 Polaris ATV from Buffalo Pawn located on 12 St. in Fort Macleod. Suspects gained entry to their compound by cutting a fence. They then were able to start and drive away on the ATV. During the time the ATV was stolen, a light coloured SUV, possibly a newer Ford Edge or Escape, was seen driving by the location several times. Its involvement with the theft is unknown at this point, but police would like to speak with the driver as they may have witnessed something in the area which may be of assistance to the investigation.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Fox Theatre show times


Fox Theatre hotline 403-627-3444

Showing October 12 - 18:

Rated PG Frightening Scenes 
7:10 & 9:00 nightly 

 Rated 14A Violence Frightening Scenes 
7:00 & 9:05 

Coming soon “A Star is Born” and “Night School”

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Fort Macleod RCMP locate missing child and recover stolen vehicle

Update: Fort Macleod RCMP are pleased to report that the 6 year old has been located and the stolen vehicle recovered.

The child was located safe and unharmed. The investigation into the circumstances and the suspect(s) responsible for this incident continue.

Monday, September 17, 2018

PCSAR administrator opportunity


The Pincher Creek Search and Rescue Society is seeking an Administrator to support our community volunteers. This part-time contract averages 40 to 50 hours per month. Set your own hours, working mostly from your own home office; you must be available for our regular evening meetings the first Tuesday of each month starting at 5:30pm (17:30) and about weekly trips into town are required for banking, mail, and updating files. The Administrator is supervised by the President, reports to the Board of Directors, and works closely with many of our volunteers. Read more at

Journeyman Electrician position available


D.A. Electric Pincher Creek requires Journeyman electrician. 
Commercial and residential experience required.
Please send resume/inquiries to

H&R BlockTax Academy come learn to do taxes


Starting Oct. 1 
Tax Academy
Come learn to do taxes. H&R Block. 
Call and Register at 403-627-4820. Class Runs Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8 till Early December. Cost $300. 
Reimbursement available upon hire and completion of tax season.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Boundary Wildfire affecting Waterton

The U.S. Northern Rockies Type 1 Incident Management Team is using heavy helicopter on the Boundary Wildfire when wind permits. Parks Canada / John Stoesser photo

Waterton’s Boundary Wildfire website and Facebook and Twitter
Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 1 updates for the Boundary Wildfire

Parks Canada

September 13, 2018; 12:00

During the overnight period, cooler temperatures and precipitation resulted in no fire growth.

Working on the ground under the direction of the U.S. Northern Rockies Type 1 Incident Management Team (IMT), the initial attack teams from Banff, Kootenay and Grasslands national parks will continue extinguishing any hot spots that may be present. The U.S. IMT and Parks Canada are coordinating efforts and are in constant communication.

The forecast is looking favourable with cooler temperatures and precipitation in the form of rain with the potential for snow in the coming days. With this trend towards cooler weather and an increase in precipitation, Fire Managers are confident that there will be no significant fire growth within Waterton Lakes National Park.

As of 10:00 a.m. on Friday September 14th, 2018, the Bertha Lake Trail, and Bertha Lake and Bertha Bay Backcountry Campgrounds will re-open. The Lakeshore Trail beyond Bertha Bay Backcountry Campground will remain closed.

Spotting fake bank notes

RCMP Alberta - All Canadian bank notes have security features that are reliable, quick and easy to use. By making it a habit to check two or more of these features whenever you accept notes - large and small - will help to intercept counterfeits and keep them out of the till and out of your change.

Mischief to Fort Macleod Lions Ball Diamond

RCMP Alberta - Sometime between the hours of 8:00 pm on September 5th and 8:00 am on September 6th, 2018 unknown suspects entered the concession booth at the Lions Ball Diamond in Fort Macleod and proceeded to splash paint all over the walls and floor causing a considerable amount of damage.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Travelers' advisory: Cold and snow expected across Alberta

Government of Alberta
- Motorists should drive to the conditions as winter weather arrives in parts of the province.  Public weather alerts for this week have forecast dropping temperatures and between five and 15 centimetres of snow in regions across the province.

Drivers are advised to prepare for winter conditions and adjust driving habits accordingly.

2018 Heritage Acres Special Events


Mark your Calendars!
Hours of Operation 9:00am to 5:00pm (Closed Sundays)
May 22 – September 15, 2018
Tel: 403-627-2082

October 12 Harvest Gala

You will enjoy the music and the wonderful supper.

December 7 Candle Light Christmas Church Service

A traditional Christmas Church service by candle light

December 8 Breakfast With Santa

This event is all about the children and Santa

Hours of Operation 9:00am to 5:00pm (Closed Sundays)
May 22 – September 15, 2018

Heritage Acres Farm Museum
Box 2496
Pincher Creek, Alberta
T0K 1W0

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Caring for neighbours

Ruth and Naomi by Jan Victors, 1653 (Wikimedia Commons)
Joyce Sasse - “You will strop by and visit often,” my elderly neighbour implored as he got out of the car. “Don’t forget.”

The request was touching. We had come home from the picnic shortly after eating because he was feeling chilled, a bit confused, and quite stumbly. Both he and his wife were frightened.

Solutions & Substitutions

Reena Nerbas 

Dear Reena, I was a guest at a friend’s home recently; and I was scandalized because she defrosted her raw and pre-cooked meats in the kitchen sink while she was gone to work for the day. I was afraid to eat it; as I understand any kind of raw and pre-cooked meat should be thawed in the fridge. Anonymous

GriefShare program offered at Abundant Springs Community Church

Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the GriefShare program held at Abundant Springs Community Church. 

This program, open to people of all backgrounds, features Christ-centered, biblical teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The video seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was seen in the video. 

Stress experienced by pregnant women affects long-term health of offspring

Dr. Gerlinde Metz and Tony Montina used a Bruker 700 NMR instrument to analyze urine samples for biomarkers related to disease development.
University of Lethbridge - A new study by researchers at the University of Lethbridge and McGill University provides further confirmation that stress experienced by pregnant women has a lasting impact on the health of their children.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Safe drivers rewarded in Pincher Creek

At their August 16, 2018 meeting, council for the Town of Pincher Creek directed the Town's administration to purchase $200 in $10 gift cards from local businesses to be distributed by the Community Peace Officer to random safe drivers during the first week of September 2018.

At the same meeting council also directed the administration to set up a meeting with the Minister of Justice at the 2018 AUMA Conference (September 26 - 28) to discuss photo radar in Pincher Creek.

Town of Pincher Creek Director of Community Services Diane Burt-Stuckey to step down

Town of Pincher Creek Director of Community Services Diane Burt-Stuckey

C. Davis - According to Town of Pincher Creek Chief Administrative Officer Laurie Wilgosh's 2018 Second Quarter Report, presented to council on September 5, long-time Town Director of Community Services Diane Burt-Stuckey "will be leaving once the position has been filled later this fall. Quite a few applications were received and interviews will be conducted in early September. Given Diane's long and immense contribution to the Town, these will be big shoes to fill. Other potential positions and or restructuring is also being considered by the manager's of all departments."

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