Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fox Theatre show times


Fox Theatre hotline 403-627-3444

Showing July 24-30

Minions 3D
Held Over. Rated General
7:00 and 9:00 nightly
2D Wednesday
Pixels 3D
Rated PG
7:10 and 9:10 nightly

 Showing July 31 – Aug 6

Rated PG, Violence
7:00 & 9: 20 nightly

held over   rated  PG
7:10 & 9:00 nightly


by calling 403-627-3444 or 403-632-6763

at the Fox Theatre box office

For further information email at  or call  403-632-6763

Free Popcorn Every Wednesday - just bring your own bowl, butter not included

We accept debit cards.



Adult $10.00
Youth $7.00
Child $ 6.00
Senior $ 6.00

Adult $13.00
Youth $10.00
Child $9.00
Senior $9.00

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

2015 Pincher Creek Cowboy Show Bronc Riding video

Pincher Creek's 2015 Cowboy Show was held at the Horseshoe Pavilion in town last weekend.  Watch for a full story about that soon.  In the meantime, a Saddle Bronc vid from the weekend.

Heritage Acres 28th Annual Show July 30 - August 2


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Beaver Mines Fire Hall to get temporary washroom, study for new hall to be commissioned

Chris Davis

At their June 23 regular meeting Council for the M.D. of Pincher Creek No. 9 heard from a delegation of Beaver Mines volunteer firefighters, who were there to ask why the building of a new fire hall in Beaver Mines has been delayed and to voice their concerns about the state of the existing hall.  Council discussed the issue, agreeing to commission a report on the options available for building a new fire hall at the property on the north side of Beaver Mines, purchased for that purpose in 2011.  Councillor Garry Marchuk was vocal in his continued opposition to building a new fire hall at that site, which is close to his own property in Beaver Mines.

At their July 14 meeting council decided to purchase a portable washroom facility for use at the current fire hall, with a price not to exceed $40,000,   Councillor Marchuk also opposed that decision.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Ethan Choi qualifies for Canadian Junior Golf Championship

Ethan Choi at Junior World Golf Championship
Photos courtesy of Sheldon Choi
Toni Lucas

Ethan Choi is an outstanding 13 year old golfer from Pincher Creek who has been earning high standings in some very prestigious tournaments.  Ethan has already participated in the  Alberta Junior Boys Championship, CN Future Links Western Championship, and the Junior World Golf Championship this season.  His high quality performances in these tournaments qualified him to attend the Canadian Junior Golf Championships in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, to be held August 2-6.

LRSD announces appointment of new Director of Learning

New LRSD Director of Learning Danny Roberts
Livingstone Range School Division

Livingstone Range School Division (LRSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Danny Roberts as Director of Learning commencing with the 2015-2016 school year.

Play it safe in the sun

Valerie Fraser, Canadian Cancer Society

With summer heat in full swing and the days longer, it’s natural to want to get out and enjoy the warmth of the sun. Although the sun is the top source of vitamin D – which helps our bodies absorb calcium for stronger, healthier bones - too much exposure can cause irreversible skin damage and skin cancer.

Food bank usage is up all across Alberta

press release

The shelves are bare at many food banks across the province while most are also trying to cope with higher demand for services as a result of the slowdown in Alberta’s economy.

According to supervisor Anne Gover, The Junction food bank in Pincher Creek is "no exception".

In just the last two weeks, the provincial association of food banks has shipped a record 78 pallets of food to 24 food banks who are struggling to keep food on the shelves – that’s in addition to six transport trailers of food distributed to larger food banks.

Wildrose MLA Stier: Government debt risking Alberta’s future

Livingstone-Macleod MLA Pat Stier

We all know the crippling effects of debt, which is why we try our best to prudently manage our finances in both our personal and professional lives.  In Europe, the banks recently shut down, pensioners and public servants were locked out of their contracts and the Eurozone almost collapsed, after Greece refused to tackle its massive debt problem.  Here in Canada, Ontario was just declared to be the most indebted sub-sovereign borrower in the entire world after years of scandal and mismanagement. The province is now more reliant than ever on western equalization dollars.

Could Alberta go this same way? The answer is yes – at least according to Moody’s Investors Service.

Riversdale Resources gets conditional approval from Crowsnest council for coal load-out

Randy Spencer, Mountain Radio
Crowsnest Pass council has given conditional approval for Riversdale Resources to locate its coal load-out on the eastern edge of the golf club. Approval is dependent on rezoning and subdivision applications with necessary documents. It was a close 4-2 vote. Councillor Dean Ward asked when council could put conditions, such as noise and dust, on the project. That would be in the rezoning stage and the subdivision stage. Ward added that the golf club is on board with the plan.

Free drop-in beach volleyball on Wednesday evenings

Caleb Evans

Every Wednesday night people from the community can join in the fun of free drop-in beach volleyball at Juan Teran Park from 7:00- 8:30 pm. It will be running until August 12th. All you have to do is find the volleyball court and have fun.

“We had seven people the first night,” said organizer Claire Johnson. This event is open to all people regardless of skills or ability. It is an opportunity for people to come out and enjoy the game of volleyball.

Garage and yard sales

Yard Sale 
July 24, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
July 25.  8 a.m. - noon. 
397, Foxborough Lane 
a Multi-family sale.

Garage sale
Friday July 31, 4:00 - 8:00 pm and Saturday August 1, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm -  with collectibles. Cowley on Hwy 3, turn south at the west access (Twp 7-3), follow the gravel road to big yellow shop (5S Enterprises).  Now accepting credit cards.

Garage and Yard Sale ads are free, email your information to

Game Day is on at Pincher Creek Co-op


Co-op Food Store sale on from July 24 - 30.  Click here to see current Co-op Flyers.

Congratulations to Phyllis Abramenko on winning the Backyard Barbeque Bingo!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Signs your child may be the victim of online exploitation

Calgary Police Service

The Calgary Police Service recently released this guide to identifying possible signs and preventative measures related to the internet exploitation of children.

Signs your teen may be experiencing side-effects of online exploitation:
  • Sad or crying frequently
  • Displays of anger
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of interest in activities, hobbies or sports
  • Not wanting to attend school
  • A sudden change in their activity level on their own social media platforms

Province announces 2015/2016 MSI funding allocations

Alberta Municipal Affairs today released a list of 2015/16 Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) allocations. MSI funding is designated for capital and operating projects.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Pincher Creek crew wins first Western Canada Wind Warrior Challenge

Toni Lucas

Vestas held the first annual Western Canada Wind Warrior Challenge in the parking lot of Ranchland Mall in Pincher Creek on Saturday, July 18. Vestas Canadian Wind Technology produces and operates wind turbines. The all-day event saw 6 two-man teams move between five stations where they were tested and marked on their abilities. Each station was judged out of 20 points and Pincher Creek was the overall winners with a whopping 93 points out of a hundred.

Vestas and Mammoet participants

Busy grand opening for Pincher Creek Meats

Shellie Byers and Courtney Potts at Pincher Creek Meats Grand Opening
Toni Lucas

Mountain Radio DJ/dancing diva Courtney Potts was broadcasting onsite at the Pincher Creek Meats Grand Opening and Barbeque on Thursday, July 16.  "It's been going very well, we've been really busy," said owner Shellie Byers.  Shellie, husband/partner Grant, and their staff were busy throughout the day serving new and long-time customers.  Local rancher Bob Westrop came in for lunch straight from the fields, still on his tractor.  Mountain Radio gave out Lady Antebellum tickets as part of their Summer Ticket Giveaway.  "It's so much fun," said Potts.  "I love my job, I get to give great tickets out."  Pincher Creek Meats also had a number of other prizes.

MD of Pincher Creek removes themselves from proposed regional transportation study

Toni Lucas

Council for the Town of Pincher Creek met on Monday evening, June 22.  During the administration portion of the meeting Councillor Doug Thornton read a letter from the MD of Pincher Creek concerning the Regional Collaboration Grant awarded in 2012 to the MD of Crowsnest Pass in the amount of $106,450.   The letter was addressed to the  Minister of Municipal Affairs Deron Bilous and indicated copies were sent to all participating partners.  Thornton read the letter aloud in it's entirety, including a section which said  "The Municipal District of Pincher Creek will not approve of or support the re-allocation of any grant funds remaining from the regional  collaboration program for any other purpose than for which it was originally  granted without the specific written consent of the Minister." Thornton continued reading, saying, "Council is seeking a confirmation from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs that approval has been given for this reallocation of funds from the previous grant for the new transportation study being proposed."

Proposed landfill incinerator sparks heated discussion at Town of Pincher Creek council meeting

Toni Lucas

Council for the Town of Pincher Creek met on Monday, June 22. A letter from citizen Delphine Crayford was read that expressed disapproval of the proposed incinerator at the Crowsnest/Pincher Creek Landfill, which is located south of Highway 3 between Cowley and Lundbreck.   Crayford's letter indicated that she and her husband were strongly opposed to the project due to financial costs and health risks.  The ensuing council discussion led to a request for a Regional Council Meeting, at which landfill association representatives could give a presentation and answer questions.

Lebel Mansion fencing project to move forward

Lebel Mansion in 2011
Toni Lucas

Director of Community Services Diane Burt-Stuckey gave Pincher Creek's Town Council an update on the progress of the Lebel Mansion fencing project at council's June 22 meeting. The retaining wall that went partially around the grounds was experiencing structural failure.  It was removed, the materials were saved, and the property was sloped/graded in 2011.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Communities In Bloom judges coming soon

CiB Program Coordinator

The Town of Pincher Creek is participating in the 2015 National Edition of Communities in Bloom in the Class of Champions (Small) category, along with Antigonish NS, Ashcroft BC, Millet AB, Sussex NB and Tignish PE.

The Communities in Bloom judges, Gerry Teahen from Exeter, Ontario and Lorraine Hunter from Toronto, Ontario will be evaluating the Town of Pincher Creek on July 26, 27, and 28. The town would like to remind all businesses and residents to tidy up their property before the judges arrive.

Pincher Creek RCMP complaints summary for July 13-19, 2015

Pincher Creek RCMP

The following is an overview of the nature of the complaints that the Pincher Creek Detachment received during the week of July 13 - 19, 2015. Note that the summary indicates what was reported to the police and may not have been substantiated.

Pathfinders Girl Guides bottle drive to be held July 21

The Pincher Creek Pathfinders Girl Guides are having a bottle drive on the evening of Tuesday, July 21. They are a very small group raising money for their horseback riding trip August 1-4. Because they are such a small group, we will only be able to make it to a few areas but if anyone wants to donate, please call Tara at 403-432-1995 or Emilie at 403-563-9294.

Friday, July 17, 2015

2015 Blueweed Blitz removes 3,500 lbs of weeds

Blueweed Blitz crew 2015
Photos courtesy of Brad Bustard

Toni Lucas

The Pincher Creek Watershed Group is a volunteer organization that recognizes the creek as part of an integrated, complicated and fragile ecosystem. On July 11, 2015, 20 landowners and 60 volunteers worked together to improve the area by participating in the annual Blueweed Blitz.  The Blitz is annual because the blueweed is perennial.  Landowners and volunteers pulled weeds over an area that runs from Highway 6 to Christie Mines Road south of Pincher Creek.

Pincher Creek Emergency Services responds to minor fires and a motor vehicle incident

Toni Lucas

Since July 14 Pincher Creek Emergency Services (PCES) has dealt with three minor incidents - one bale fire, one tree fire, and one vehicular accident.  Both fires have been attributed to probable lightning strikes.

On Tuesday, July 14, at 2:30 pm PCES responded to a bale fire south of town.  The bale was still in the field so it did not affect any other bales.  Crews opened the bale and put out the fire.  The fire was likely caused by a lightning strike.

On Wednesday, July 15, at approximately 4:10 pm PCES responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 3 approximately 5 km east of Pincher Creek.   According to Chief David Cox the incident was minor, with no one at the scene when PCES arrived to find one vehicle in the ditch.

On Thursday, July 16, at approximately 11:56 am in Pincher Creek PCES responded to a tree on fire. The fire probably started due to a lightning strike, and rain helped keep it under control until fire crews arrived. Related story: Pincher Creek resident's tree struck by lightning

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