Sunday, January 25, 2015

RHL Huskies fold

Chris Davis

Pincher Creek's Senior Huskies hockey team has folded, sources have confirmed.  The team was formed in 2012 to allow area players to compete in the Ranchland Hockey League (RHL) after the demise of the Peigan Cowboys at the end of the 2011/12 season.  With the Huskies out the RHL is down to three teams as playoffs approach.

Livingstone Macleod Constituency Office


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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Blood Tribe Chief of Police announces new police unit to address illicit drug trade

Blood Tribe Police Service and citizens march in Moses Lake against illicit drug dealing
photos from @ChiefBoyd
Blood Tribe Police Service

The members of the Blood Tribe, their elected officials and their agencies have been expressing their deep concerns for the illicit drug trade on the Blood Reserve and a number of deaths that they believe to be related to the use of pills sold as Oxycodone. The Medical Examiner has not yet confirmed this information in relation to any of the deaths concerned.

These pills appear to be counterfeit and are not likely bonafide Oxycodone produced by a legitimate pharmaceuRcal manufacturer. They are sold illegally. They are believed to contain fentanyl which, according to the literature available, can easily lead to a physical dependency and offer a high risk of overdose and death. Illegal pills of this nature have recently been discovered in several police searches in various locations across Alberta and have been reported in the press.

2015 Pincher Creek Old-timers Tournament

In progress

Olsons (red and black) vs Rusty Blades
The 36th Annual Pincher Creek Old-timers Annual Tournament is underway at the MCC Arena.  Click here for the schedule.  Check back here for more photos and videos as the weekend unfolds.

Wind Warning in effect

Nice shots, Tyler Gerber

St. Michael's A Dragons #5 Tyler Gerber in action against Livingstone's Sabres last Thursday.  Tyler was the high point scorer in the game with a total of 12 points, including 7 points in the first quarter.

Multiple rollovers on Highway 22

Truck being uprighted on Hwy 22
C. Davis photo
Updated 12:45 pm, January 24, 2014

Chris Davis

Pincher Creek Emergency Services (PCES) responded to multiple vehicle rollovers on Highway 22, beginning at approximately 7:00 pm yesterday evening, January 23. Pincher Creek and Lundbreck Fire responded with personnel and equipment, and RCMP was also on scene.  Volker Stevin helped by diverting traffic.  Highway 22 was blocked approximately 15 km north of Highway 3 for a time, with traffic being diverted onto back roads east of the highway. According to Environment Canada, near Lundbreck gusts as high as 157 km/h were reported at 7:20 pm MST.   According to the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale that ranks as Hurricane 2 force winds.  It was accompanied by a very light rain, blowing debris, and blowing gravel on the back roads.

Wear Red on Monday January 26th for the RCMP

Cst. David Matthew Wynn, 42

From the 'Wear Red on Monday January 26th for the RCMP' Facebook page

Everyone is welcome to join!

It is with great sadness that we must embark on another wear red campaign so quickly after the last, we in the RCMP family would like to say how truly grateful we are for the outpouring of love and support with our last wear red campaign in June of last year. Red was worn across our great nation and worldwide. Our officers and their families felt and appreciated your love and support. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making such a tragic time in our lives a little less lonely.

Out and About January 24, 2015

Chrystal Bridges at Castle Mountain
Dawn Heerschap photo

^ Approximately 25 people attended a Community Consultation hosted at Napi Friendship Centre on Wednesday, January 14.  The meeting was led by Shelly Anderson (pictured), a partner of In Synch Consulting Inc.

Bakers Corner prepares for recent Pub Night at Vista Village

Marj Cote getting ready for Vista Village Pub Night
Toni Lucas

Vista Village made best use of their Bakers Corner get together on Wednesday, January 14.  The bakers were preparing food for the Pub Night that is being held at Vista Village later on the same evening.
Martha Janzen and Nieves Bristen preparing Surprise Dip for Pub Night

Brayden Provost to golf against USA in San Diego after second place finish in Nevada

Brayden Provost in Vegas

Brayden Provost, a student at St. Michael's school, will be playing in a golf match against the USA National Jr. Golf team in San Diego next month.  Brayden currently participates in the  High Performance golf program headquartered in Lethbridge. They practice every weekend at Evergreen Golf Centre (Lethbridge) and inside at the Henderson Lake Golf Club.

Brayden and his dad Kevin participated in a two-person scramble tournament in Mesquite, Nevada over the Christmas holidays as part of a week-long practice session and placed second out of 75 other two person teams.

Related stories:
Brayden Provost to contend for High School Golf Provincials spot

A Girls basketball - Hawks defeat Pandas

Hawks vs Pandas, Panda Ashley Vigna with the ball, Hawk #10 Leigh Erickson challenging
T. Lucas photos and video
Toni Lucas

Pincher Creek A Girls Matthew Halton Hawks triumphed on their home court with a definitive win against the Crowsnest Pass Pandas on Thursday, January 23.  The first moments the game were breathtaking with each team scoring 2 points in the first 30 seconds.  The Hawks quickly outdistanced the Pandas and widened the lead for the majority of the game. Dakota Bruder repeatedly sank some clean baskets (high scorer with 12 points) and Mackenzie Van Loon was a defensive force to be reckoned with.  Crowsnest Pass had a very short bench, making for a tough game, with Ashley Vigna and Haylie Williams scoring well for their team.

B Boys Basketball - Panthers defeat Hawks

Hawks (in white) vs Panthers (in green)
T. Lucas photos and video

Toni Lucas

Pincher Creek B Boys Matthew Halton Hawks hosted Crowsnest Pass Panthers on Thursday, January 23. It was a relatively close game in the first quarter, but the Panthers pushed hard, winning the game by a wide margin. Panthers Aden Janson and Spencer Dorge tied for team high score with 10 points each and high scorer for the Hawks was Ben Mitchell with 7 points. Hawks Coach Gerald Erickson sees a definite improvement in the Hawks game, even if the final score did not reflect it.

Nice shot Ben Cooley

St. Michael's A Boys Dragons #16 Ben Cooley sunk this nice one during their contest last Thursday against Livingstone's Sabres.  The Sabres won, but not after a very dramatic game between two very well matched opponents (stay tuned for that story).

Friday, January 23, 2015

Wildrose announces June date for leadership race

Wildrose press release

Today, the Wildrose party announced the next leader of the Wildrose will be selected by party members from across Alberta on June 6 at the Coast Plaza Hotel in Calgary.

“Our party is strong, united and ready to give Albertans a real, principled, grassroots and fiscally conservative option at the ballot box,” Wildrose Party President Jeff Callaway said. “While the governing PCs talk about raising taxes, hurting economic growth and doing anything to stay in power, our party will be engaging Albertans across this province from door-to-door talking about how to make Alberta an even better place to live.”

Nice shot Logan Olsen

Livingstone B Boys Sabres #10 Logan Olsen made this excellent basket during their contest against the Dragons last night. The Dragons won the game (stay tuned for that story), but the B Boys Sabres look like a very promising team.

St Michael's Kindergarten visits Ranchland Mall

St. Michael's Kindergarten at Parent Link
T. Lucas photos
Toni Lucas

St. Michael's Kindergarten class made a field trip to Ranchland Mall today, January 23. The children had the chance to visit in Co-op Food Store and find out more about what people do in their jobs there, including the bakery where they sampled cupcakes. They went to Parent Link and played, tried on costumes, and listened at storytime. Teacher Mrs. Adamson said that this was a good learning experience for experiencing places in our community and learning about different jobs that people do.

Crestview Lodge December 2014 in review

Crestview Choir at Tea and Bazaar
C. Davis photos

Greetings from the Residents at Crestview Lodge,

December was a super busy month. The first week was getting ready for the big Tea and Bazaar. Pricing and setting up for the big day was a big chore made easy with lots of help from the residents. Most of the residents didn’t hesitate to help out and we had fun laughing and reminiscing over last year’s busy Bazaar and how cold it was -36 with the wind chill made it -46. The Bazaar was a great success! A Grand Total of $ 4,271.00! From all the hard work of residents and family members as well as the generosity from our community. A huge thank you to everyone that help with donations. Your generosity has made this year’s fundraiser a huge success!  Also a big congratulations again to our winners of the raffle draw. First prize was a 50 inch smart TV that was won by Lorraine Loeffler. Second prize, the extra-large gift basket was won by Celia Tienkamp and third prize, the $200.00 gift certificate for meat at Back Country Butchers was won by Marlene Hochstein. 

AltaLink proposes another route for Castle Rock Ridge to Chapel Rock power line

Randy Spencer

AltaLink is offering another route for the Castle Rock Ridge to Chapel Rock power line. There had been a number of objections to the 240-KV line running from Chapel Rock, heading northwest, crossing the 22 Highway and connecting to another power line at Chapel Rock. AltaLink informed Crowsnest Pass Council that the line could also run parallel with another line from the Goose Lake Substation heading west to Burmis. The line would run northwest across the highway, onto municipal land. AltaLink Spokesman John Grove piqued councils attention when he said the power line would give the Pass 80 to 100 thousand dollars in linear taxes. The utility will seek feedback at open meetings held in Cowley February 10, and Lundbreck February 11. Both will be held from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Crowsnest Pass Councillor Shar Lazzarotto suggested an open house also be held in the Crowsnest Pass.

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The Junction weekly update

The Junction food bank request list for this week: canned fruit, baked beans and Kraft Dinner. If you have some of these items to share, please drop them off at The Junction Pincher Creek and Area Food Bank.
Fresh fruit and vegetable are always welcome.

Mondays: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (No Drop-in Lunch)
Thursdays:  1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

TUESDAYS from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Junction Pincher Creek and Area Food Bank
756 Kettles St., Pincher Creek, AB T0K1W0

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Co-op Sale on from January 23-29


Co-op Sale from January 23 - January 29

Great Deals in Every Department

Hawks Jr B Boys Basketball Tournament Jan. 31

Hawks Jr B Boys Basketball Tournament
Saturday, January 31, 2015

Pool A 

1 – Matthew Halton 
2 – Brocket 
3 – Livingstone

Pool B
4 – St Mikes
5 – Willow Creek Composite
6 – Irvine 

Game # Time Teams (2nd team is Home team and wears white) 

1 8am Brocket vs MHHS 

2 9:20am WCCHS vs STM 

3 10:40am LHS vs Brocket 

4 12pm Irvine vs WCCHS 

5 1:20pm LHS vs MHHS 

6 2:40pm STM vs Irvine 

7 4pm Consolation (3rd A vs 3rd B)

8 5:20pm 3rd Place (2nd A vs 2nd B)

9 6:40pm Championship (1st A vs 1st B)

Regimental Funeral for Constable David Wynn

RCMP Alberta Media Relations

Edmonton, Alberta - There will be an regimental funeral to honour the life and service of Constable David Matthew Wynn of the St. Albert Detachment on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 2 p.m. Servus Credit Union Place in of St. Albert, Alberta.

The event will be televised live and the media will be provided with more information about event coverage as it becomes available tomorrow.

RCMP Edmonton Vets Association Sets Up Family Fund

Information about the fund established by the RCMP Veterans Association Edmonton Division in relation the recent shooting of two St. Albert police officers is available on the City of St. Alberta website at

FCSS Community Directory Project deadline is Feb. 4


FCSS Community Directory Project

Attention: Pincher Creek and area clubs, groups, organizations, community facilities, education, healthcare, religious and community support services


If you have not already submitted your information to be included in the 2015 Community Services Directory or have changes to already submitted content please contact us at
by February 4, 2015.

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