Monday, May 2, 2016

Pincher Creek Town Council hears RCMP detachment report

Toni Lucas

Council for the Town of Pincher Creek met during the regular meeting on Monday, April 25. Local RCMP Detachment Commander Sgt. Mark Harrison presented council with a detailed report to the Mayor and council members with a three year statistical analysis of the detachment and an overview the first quarter of 2016.

Town of Pincher Creek announcement: Grass and weed maintenance policy


Town of Pincher Creek
Grass and Weed Maintenance Policy 164-16
Priority 4 Notice

MD Council approves reallocation of funding for Community Center video screen

Josh Davis

On Tuesday April 12 council for the MD of Pincher Creek No. 9 decided to allow the reallocation of funds provided to the Pincher Creek Community Hall Society for the purpose of replacing a video screen, and adding a projector to their set-up. The majority of the funds were initially earmarked for the purchase of a new kitchen range, which proved unnecessary following maintenance on the current range.

Pincher Creek RCMP summary for April 25 - May 1, 2016

Pincher Creek RCMP

The following is an overview of the nature of the complaints that the Pincher Creek Detachment received for the period of April 25 to May 1, 2016. Note that the summary indicates what was reported to the police and may not have been substantiated.
  • Total calls for service - 45
  • Assaults – 1
  • Break and Enter (residential) - 1
  • Break and Enter (commercial) - 3
  • Fraud / Forgery - 2
  • Uttering Threats - 1
  • Mischief (vandalism) - 1
  • Theft under $5000 - 1
  • Impaired Driving - 2
  • Disturbing the Peace - 1
  • Driving complaints (general) - 5
  • MV Collisions - 3
  • Liquor offences - 3
  • Assistance to General Public (general) - 3
  • Assistance to other agencies - 3
  • False Alarms - 5
  • Animal calls - 2
  • Prisoners held – 6

Pincher Creek Humane Society

Pincher Creek Humane Society/SPCA
Respect & Care for ALL Animals

Until further notice we are currently open to the public by appointment only. Call or email for after hour appointments.

Above normal temperatures expected to continue until Wednesday, more new records set

Environment Canada

Well above normal temperatures are expected to continue with some record high temperatures broken. Warm temperatures will remain in place into midweek. A cold front will move through central Alberta Wednesday and the southeast on Thursday lowering temperatures to slightly above normal.
  • Pincher Creek - Near-record of 24.4,  Record of 25.7 set in 1998,  Records started in 1894 
These conditions pose a health risk when you are not used to the heat.

MD of Pincher Creek No. 9 Notice of 2016 Assessment Roll


MD of Pincher Creek No. 9

The Assessment Roll for the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 has been prepared for 2016 taxation purposes.

Notice is hereby given, as required under Section 311 of the Municipal Government Act Chapter M-26, that assessment notices have been sent and are combined with the 2016 tax notice. The Assessment Roll will be open for inspection at the office of the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 1037 Herron Avenue, Pincher Creek, AB, during regular business hours 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Matthew Halton U18 Soccer team starts season with wide margin win

Josh Davis

On Thursday April 28 the Matthew Halton U-18 Soccer team took to Sproule field, hosting their counterparts from the Crowsnest Pass for the first game of the season. Halton won a wide margin win. “I stopped counting after we got our third goal in the first few minute,” said Head Coach OndÅ™ej Soudek. “It was pretty good. But I heard that the Crowsnest Pass were missing three top players, so the next game is going to be different. Definitely tougher. We need to be ready.”

Win and a loss for Hawks baseball team

Josh Davis

On Thursday April 28 the Halton Hawks baseball team hosted the FP Walshe Flyers at Sproule Field in Pincher Creek. The Hawks were returning to home field after a 22-19 away win on Tuesday game against the Willow Creek Cobras. The Hawks didn’t have their heads in the game, and were defeated by the Flyers 11-7.

Fox Theatre show times


Fox Theatre hotline 403-627-3444


Monday night Special May 2 - 2 for 1 - Bring your Mother as our guest 


Sunday, May 1, 2016



Pincher Creek weather from Environment Canada

Links lead to the Environment Canada website

Like a mother's love

Multiply the Gift by Ann Weems

Joyce Sasse, Spiritual Gleanings

Can you imagine how fear must have crushed the heart of the youngster? Ann Weems paints a poetic picture in her book Multiply the Gift.  “It was a family treasure, that vase, that golden vase that belonged” to my great-grandmother, my grandmother and now to my mother.  We can visualize little fingers reaching up … as the youngster stood on tiptoes to lift the object of beauty and curiosity off the mantel.

She knew it was special, and planned how she would handle it ever so carefully. But it was heavier than she thought and it slipped and fell as she, too, fell.

Friday, April 29, 2016

2016 National Day of Mourning cermony in Pincher Creek

Gathering for the ceremony
T. Lucas photos

"Now when I hear of, or read about someone lost or seriously injured at their workplace, I immediately think of the enormous domino effect that it has. The families and friends, co-workers, first responders, and medical professionals are just the first in a very long line of those who share the burden of trauma."- Councillor Lorne Jackson

New On-Reserve Student Registration for LRSD schools


Any On-Reserve Student who is currently not attending a school in Livingstone Range School Division, but would like to attend one in 2016-2017, must register in a school in the division by 1:15 pm, Tuesday, May 31. The early registration allows schools to staff and plan effectively for the new school year.

Sir John Franklin Junior High Band plays Pincher's Central Park

Sir John Franklin Junior High Band (T. Yard photos)

Toni Lucas

The Sir John Franklin Junior High Band from Calgary, Alberta held a free one hour concert in Central Park behind Town Hall on Friday, April 29 from 11:00 am to noon.  The temperature was only a few degrees above freezing. The chill weather may have deterred some people from attending, but the young group of approximately 50 students still had a respectable crowd of about 20 people attend and the crowd appreciated their musicality.  The weather also made tuning a challenge, something you don't have to think about when you only perform indoors. The group were well rehearsed, and played well despite any obstacles, proving their spirit and willingness to share their love of music.

Young offender charged after pedestrian struck by vehicle in downtown Pincher Creek

According to Pincher Creek RCMP Detachment Commander Mark Harrison, Emergency Services and RCMP responded to a collision at the corner of Hewetson Avenue and Main Street Pincher Creek at approximately 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 28. A car struck a female pedestrian. The pedestrian was sent to hospital with undetermined injuries and was later released from hospital. The driver of the vehicle is a young offender who is now facing charges. ~Toni Lucas

First Student thanks everyone who helped with their Reds Flashing - No Passing campaign

"As a motorist, if you can not be totally alert to your surroundings, and notice a large bright yellow school bus with multiple red lights flashing and a stop sign flashing, you really have no business operating a motor vehicle on our streets and highways."

  •  Dangerous incidents still occurring

Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village already in bloom for golden anniversary

T. Lucas photos April 2016

Toni Lucas

Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village (KBPV) is located in downtown Pincher Creek. Many think the entrance building is the whole of the museum grounds but it is only the start. The village is contained on close to seven acres and hosts over 24,000 artifacts throughout 25 historical and museum buildings. One of the many highlights of the grounds are the several vegetable and flower gardens, fruit trees and other botanical delights. During the National Day of Mourning on April 28, it was a dreary damp day in Pincher Creek, yet still there was beauty and reflection to be found on the KBPV grounds.

Friends of the Library used book sale May 4-6


Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
@ Co-op Mall
May 4 - May 6, 2016

Wednesday. May 4  9:00 am = 8:00 pm, Thursday. May 5  9:00 am - 8:00 pm, Friday May 6   9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Please bring book donations to the Co-op Mall on Tuesday, May 3 from 12 pm to 8 pm. Thank you for your cooperation.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Grass fire contained outside of Pincher Creek

Pincher Creek Emergency Services responded to a small grass fire approximately 10 kilometers south of town west of Highway 5 on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 20.  The fire started when the landowner was mowing in a ditch.  "It tells you how dry our conditions were,before that last rain," said Deputy Fire Chief Pat Neumann.  The fire was quickly contained, and no injuries occurred. ~Toni Lucas

Tales of the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village book launch to be held May 17

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village
1037 Bev McLachlin Drive, Pincher Creek, Alberta

Single vehicle rollover sends two to hospital

Pincher Creek Emergency Services responded to a single vehicle rollover near Pincher Creek at 6:30 pm on Friday April 22.  The two occupants of the vehicle extricated themselves and were transported to  Pincher Creek Health Centre with minor injuries. ~Toni Lucas

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Stampeders/Roughriders Spring Football Camp 2016 May 6-7


Stampeders/Roughriders Spring Football Camp 2016
Hosted by: The Pincher Creek and District Mustangs

Are you in Grade 3-11 and want to learn the fundamentals of football from GREAT PLAYERS from the Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders

Join Anthony Parker - Calgary Stampeders and Matt Walter - Saskatchewan Roughriders

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