Monday, May 25, 2015

Great turnout for Napi gaming tournament

Toni Lucas

The Napi Friendship Centre in Pincher Creek was dark on Friday May 22, and filled with the sounds of shooting and yelling with the occasional bright flash starkly illuminating a sea of faces.  Approximately 25 people were there to participate in the the "Call of Duty Black Ops II' Tournament, the first video gaming event that Napi has hosted. Youth Outreach Workers Hope Grier-Stewart and Leland English viewed it as a triumph.   At any given time there were 8 kids playing as the rest cheered them on,  critiqued the action, and visited with each other.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

4-H Beef and Sheep Achievement Day Show and Sale to be held May 25


4-H Achievement Day Show and Sale
Foothills Beef Club and Timber Trails Beef Club
Monday, May 25 @ Horseshoe Pavilion

12:30 pm Cleavers Show 
1:00 pm Heifers followed by Steers, then Sheep
5:00 pm Supper
Sale 7:00 pm sharp

Supper provided by Outhouse Restaurant and Back Country Butchering
Support your local beef clubs!

Silver Reins 4-H Achievement Day

Alina Pharis

Silver Reins would like to invite you to their Achievement Day on May 30 at 9:00am at the Horseshoe Pavilion. Junior, intermediate, and senior members will show their horses in Showmanship, Western Pleasure, English, and other classes. Events will take place throughout the day, everyone is welcome to come and support the riders as they celebrate their achievement. The club is looking for new members in the upcoming year if you’re interested it is a great opportunity to come out and see what the club is about.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Confounded by construction

Tammy Yard

I am very frustrated by the construction that is happening on James Avenue, and the process of notification to the surrounding neighbors.

Police Advisory Committee moves forward

Press release

On April 27th, Council for the Town of Pincher Creek formally approved the Terms of Reference for the new Police Advisory Committee and passed a second motion appointing Committee Members. These approvals formalize the process for receiving input from the community and the partnership between the community, the RCMP and local government.

PWESA AGM to be held June 3 with guest speaker Dr. Betty Bastien


Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter Association

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday June 3rd, 2015

Ramada Inn, Pincher Creek

Enter the Town of Pincher Creek's Active Living Challenge


Celebrate spring and get ready to kick off summer with the Town of Pincher Creek’s revamped Active Living Challenge! June is Recreation and Parks month and we want to challenge you to get outside and get moving! Enter a team of 5-10 community members for a fee of $2/person and begin tracking your physical activity and recreational screen time. Prizes will be awarded to the team with the highest average score and individuals will earn entries to the final grand prize draw for a Waterton Lakes National Park group pass!

Co-op sale on May 22 - 28

Pincher Creek Co-op Sale on now through May 28

Gamer Tournament at Napi Friendship Assn. today


Call of Duty Black Ops II Gamer Tournament
May 22, 2015  3 - 9pm 
Napi Friendship Center 
To register: 
Napi Friendship Association
Napi Youth

Registration closes June 1st for the Southern Alberta Summer Games

Registration closes June 1st for the Southern Alberta Summer Games. There is something for everyone, with 23 different sporting events for athletes of all ages taking place from July 8 to 11 in Claresholm. Mark your calendars and join in the excitement! Contact Claire Johnson at 403-627-4322,, or stop by the Recreation Office at the Pool. The deadline for registration forms and $20 fee, (includes participation in up to 3 events) is June 1, 2015. District t-shirts will also be available for purchase at $15.

For more information, visit

Crestview Lodge residents visit Coaldale's Birds of Prey Sanctuary

Crestview Lodge residents and Colin Weir

Charmaine Tienkamp

Here are some pictures of some of our Crestview Lodge residents enjoying their trip to the Birds of Prey Sanctuary in Coaldale. It was a bit cold out but we did enjoy a personal tour from the staff and specially with Colin Weir, who explained in detail about each of the birds. It was a fascinating and exciting day.

Mobile home and lot for sale in Cowley


For sale by owner
1975 Mobile home and lot in Cowley

Sparwood edges Pincher in U18 Soccer

Joey Jackson

Pincher Creek's U18 soccer team was on the road again for their first matchup against Sparwood. Pincher found themselves down by 2 at the half, battled back to tie the game late in the second half , but after an excellent crossing play by the Sparwood strikers Pincher was handed their first loss of the season, Sparwood winning by a score of 3-2. 

The FP Walshe Flyers outlast Matthew Halton Hawks in high-scoring 21-11 affair,

2015 Halton Hawks
C. Davis file photo

The bats were busy at Fort McLeod on Thursday, and when the dust cleared the FP Walshe Flyers had a 21-11 win over Matthew Halton Hawks in five innings.

Museum assistant wanted at Heritage Acres


Heritage Acres Farm Museum 
(YCW Eligibility Only)

Position: Museum Assistant (summer)
Location: Heritage Acres Farm Museum, Pincher Creek, Alberta
Term: Seasonal full-time, June 8 – Aug. 28, 2015
Salary: Up to $14.00/hr (40hrs/wk)
Hours: 5 days per week ( includes weekends), 8:30 am – 5:00 pm


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Minors Dust Devils host victorious Crowsnest Pass

Keegan Bakura pitching for Crowsnest
Brody Walter pitching for Pincher
Chris Davis

It was a perfect-weather day for baseball yesterday evening when Pincher Creek's Minors Dust Devils hosted Crowsnest Pass at Lions Ball Park.  Crowsnest Pass earned an 11-5 win in a game that saw many young athletes from both teams stretch and demonstrate their newfound skills on the diamond.

Thank you Pincher Creek

Marg and Dan Roller (Doug Waterson's family)

To all those in Pincher Creek we want to express our appreciation for your kind gifts and prayers, even though we are so far away in Castlegar.  May the Lord bless you all!  We are doing well. Thanks again.

Related story: Castlegar couple loses home in blaze

Garage Sale May 23

Garage Sale Saturday May 23 
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
4 km east of Pincher Station on Highway #3 - Watch for balloons
Household items, tools, tack, toys, furniture and lots more!!!

Fox Theatre show times


Fox Theatre hotline 403-627-3444

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Spray Park logo contest


Hey kids! How would you like the chance to design a new logo for our community Spray Park? The Pincher Spray Park Society is giving children ages 5-17, who are residents of Pincher Creek a chance to design a new logo that will be prominently displayed on all promotional materials that could include t-shirts, labels, signage posted in and around Pincher Creek, stickers, decals, etc. The winner gets $50 and bragging rights for life as the designer of the first official Pincher Spray Park logo.

Local teen Miranda Van Loon earns Silver at 2015 Skills Canada Alberta competition

Miranda Van Loon
Chris Davis

Matthew Halton High School grade 10 student Miranda Van Loon recently won a Silver Medal in the Job Skills Demonstration category at the 2015 Skills Canada Alberta Provincials held at the Edmonton Expo Centre on May 13 and 14.   According to Van Loon, approximately 700 competitors participated, and 43 trades were represented at the competition. "The Job Skills had 10, Welding had 21.  I was up against 9."

Scouts Canada returns to Pincher Creek

Tom Spackman of Scouts Canada
Toni Lucas

Scouts Canada, a non-denominational co-ed organization, is returning to Pincher Creek after a 15 year hiatus.

Pincher Creek Scouts Canada Area Support Manager Tom Spackman addressed Pincher Creek's Town Council during their regular meeting on Monday evening May 11.  He was requesting free-of-charge meeting space for Scouts Canada at the Central Gymnasium, which is located next to council's chambers, on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings starting September 1 for Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts.

Hawks steal victory from Cobras

2015 Pincher Creek High School Hawks
Chris Davis

Pincher Creek's Hawks High School baseball team rebounded from a 1-8 deficit to ultimately defeat Willow Creek's Cobras 11-9 at Sproule Field on Tuesday evening, May 19.  The winning run came for the Hawks when Matthew Duncan stole home, and successfully stolen bases in the latter half of the game played a big part in the Hawks' victory.

Vasco Da Gama brand canned seafood products recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

One of 17 recalled Vasco Da Gama seafood products

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
May 19, 2015

Industry is recalling Vasco Da Gama brand canned seafood products from the marketplace because they may be contaminated with dangerous bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described at this link (click here).

These products have been distributed nationally.

Pincher Creek Chinook 4-H Multi Club update

Cadence Sinnott

Cadence Sinnott

The 4-H motto is “Learn to do by doing” many people have developed new skills through 4-H by actually getting the hands on experience, not just reading about something or hearing about it, this is one of the reasons I really enjoy 4-H. At one of our recent meetings each member of our club had a turn giving an example of something in and out of 4-H that they learned to do by doing.

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