Sunday, April 23, 2017

Syncline Castle Trails Association AGM to be held May 5

(promoting non-motorized recreation in the Castle)
AGM: May 5, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Potluck supper before, and slides of backcountry travel after

Details: SynclineCastleTrailAssociation on Facebook OR website OR phone 403-627-5131

Paradise: God’s garden and ours

Joyce Sasse, Spiritual Gleanings - According to the earliest stories, God created a magnificent Garden of Eden and turned it over to Adam and Eve.  However, because these humans were not prepared to handle the knowledge associated with Eden, they were separated from the Paradise that surrounded them.  Through the centuries, although Old Testament believers tried, they could not reconnect with what was lost. The Prophet Amos, for example, longed to have his people “seek good and not evil”, but reality eluded them.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Solutions & Substitutions with Reena

Registration renewal reminder from Pincher Creek License and Registry


Pincher Creek Licence and Registries would like to remind everyone that if your last name or company name begins with D or G to please renew your registration.  The last day for renewal is April 28.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fox Theatre show times


Fox Theatre hotline 403-627-3444

Showing April 21-27

3D, Rated G
7:00 and 9:00 nightly
2D on Wednesday
2d Matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm

Held Over, Rated PG
7:00 and 9:20 nightly
Matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Free Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon April 21


All Volunteers are Invited to a Free Community Appreciation Event 
Friday, April 21, 2017

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No.9 and the Town of Pincher Creek invites all volunteers from your organization to attend a celebratory luncheon to honor the many volunteers who contribute to our community.

Prescribed fire planned for today at Waterton Lakes National Park

Eskerine area closure map (Parks Canada)

Parks Canada - On Thursday, April 20, 2017, if conditions allow, Parks Canada fire management staff plan to light 2,200 hectares in the Eskerine Complex Prescribed Fire Area in Waterton Lakes National Park using aerial ignition devices. The prescribed fire area is between Bellevue Hill, the Bison Paddock, Waterton River and Lower Waterton Lakes and the Red Rock Road. Parks Canada fire crews including fire management specialists, and three helicopters will assist Waterton Lakes with this prescribed fire.

Co-operators Pincher Creek seeks Associate Insurance Advisor


Discover a better place to grow your career: a place that’s caring, engaging and rewarding. We’re proud of our diverse culture of trust and respect. It’s a culture guided by solid leadership and collaboration from every member of our organization.

The Co-operators, a leading Canadian-owned insurance and financial services company, is looking for a qualified:

Associate Insurance Advisor
in Pincher Creek, Alberta

Avail CPA featuring Brian Nelson CPA, CA


Avail CPA

Brian Nelson CPA, CA
  • Has lived in Fort Macleod since 2012
  • Involved in Chamber of Commerce, volunteering for the Antique Show, Santa Claus Parade, Business Awards Gala, local church congregation
  • Grew up helping on dad and grandpa's cattle ranch in Mountain View
  • Works with agriculture and small-to-medium sized business to make their operations better

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Health information breaches result in fine

Government of Alberta - A former registration and staffing clerk pleaded guilty and was fined $3,000 for accessing individuals’ health information in contravention of the Health Information Act (HIA) on March 27.  In 2015, Alberta Health Services (AHS) identified 279 alleged unauthorized accesses of health information in electronic health record systems by Deborah Nimco.  The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) received a self-reported breach from AHS. The OIPC also received 10 complaints from individuals affected by these incidents after they had been notified by AHS.

Letter to the Editor: Questions for Pincher Creek Town Council revisited

D. Gray -  As many Pincher Creek residents know, there was a Town Hall meeting on March 29th, 2017 which was placed conveniently on YouTube.  At that time, many people brought forward some integral questions and concerns. Some of those were provided to the CAO. Which in turn, answers and follow ups were to occur.  I was one of those residents that raised some questions and concerns. I like others, were deferred to the CAO by the Mayor. To date I as a resident taxpayer, have not heard from anyone from administration or Council. No phone call or a letter. Not even a reply in local media. Why not?

Swann statement on proclamation of off-highway vehicle safety legislation

Liberal Party of Alberta - On April 13, Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann released the following statement in response to the Order in Council proclaiming Bill 36, An Act to Enhance Off-highway Vehicle Safety:

“Requiring off-highway vehicle operators to use helmets on public land is an important first step, especially since Alberta was the only province not to have such legislation. However, much more needs to be done to ensure the safe operation of these machines.

MLA Stier questions ministers on water co-operatives funding

Wildrose Party -
On April 12 Wildrose Livingstone-Macleod MLA Pat Stier questioned the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure on water co-operatives funding. The Leavings Water Co-op near Claresholm is out of a local supply of water and has met with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure regarding their urgent need to supply over 550 people with reliable, clean water.

OWC introduces 2017 Outreach Assistant Nata De Leeuw

Nata on top of Mt. Dungarvan in Waterton National Park
Oldman Watershed Council (OWC) - As part of OWC's Engaging Recreationists program, we hire seasonal Outreach Assistants (OAs) to engage backcountry users in conversations about recreation and watershed health. We'd like to introduce you to the first of our OAs for 2017, Nata de Leeuw.

University of Lethbridge announces Board of Governors research chairs

University of Lethbridge - The University of Lethbridge Board of Governors appointed or reappointed seven Board of Governors Research Chairs at its regular meeting. The Board of Governors Research Chair program acknowledges the research accomplishments of University faculty members.

U of L appoints Kathleen Massey as new Associate Vice-President (Students)

University of Lethbridge - The University of Lethbridge Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Kathleen Massey as Associate Vice-President (Students).  Massey is currently the Registrar and Executive Director, Enrolment Services at McGill University, a position she has held since 2007. She previously held posts at the University of Calgary, Centennial College and York University.

Alberta RCMP reports to April 19, 2017

  • Pincher Creek RCMP summary for April 10-16, 2017
  • April 13 armed robbery at Red Deer food store
  • Red Deer RCMP investigate linked armed robberies
  • Red Deer RCMP investigate harassment report
  • Red Deer RCMP release composite drawing of robbery suspect
  • Theft from Airdrie gas station
  • B&E in Okotoks
  • $10,000 Fraud at TD Canada Trust in Airdrie
  • Enclosed trailer theft
  • Red Deer RCMP search for driver of stolen truck
  • Red Deer RCMP arrest driver of stolen truck
  • Oyen RCMP investigate serious collision - Update
  • Powered parachute interferes with air traffic
  • High Prairie cocaine bust
  • Rash of stolen vehicles in Sylvan Lake
  • Fatal collision on Highway 855
  • Red Deer RCMP investigate attempted personal robbery
  • Wood Buffalo RCMP arrest man for second degree murder
  • Vehicles prowled in Beaumont
  • Grande Prairie RCMP Charge Male in Child Pornography Investigation
  • Maskwacis RCMP continue efforts in homicide investigation

Pincher Creek Minor Hockey Association AGM to be held April 24

Pincher Creek Minor Hockey Association 
Annual General Meeting
April 24 Town hall gym at 6:30 p.m.
Looking to elect new board members

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Copper wire theft near Fort Macleod

RCMP Alberta - On April 17, 2017, the Fort Macleod RCMP received a report of theft of copper wire from a rural business in Fort Macleod, AB, overnight. Approximately $15, 000 worth of copper wire was cut out of heavy equipment and stolen. The RCMP would like to remind the community to secure all equipment and to report any suspicious activity.

If you have information regarding this theft or any other crime please contact the Fort Macleod RCMP at (403) 553-7200 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Police blotter to April 18, 2017

  • Redwater RCMP investigate fatal collision
  • Didsbury RCMP investigate armed robbery
  • Semi vs train collision south of Lethbridge
  • Strathmore armed robbery suspect charged
  • Fatal MVC near Sexsmith
  • Beaumont theft suspect sought by police
  • Red Deer RCMP execute Highland Green search warrant
  • Red Deer RCMP warns public of bank manager fraud
  • Wood Buffalo assault victim dies
  • Grande Prairie RCMP respond to Mischief complaints
  • Stolen Red Deer kitten returned
  • Bluffton Community Hall target of repeat vandalism
  • Alberta and Saskatchewan disrupt fentanyl supply together

Multicultural Friendship Group Pot-Luck Supper April 22

Multicultural Friendship Group Pot-luck Supper
Saturday, April 22/2017 
 5 pm – 8 pm
St. John’s Anglican Church Hall
Program: Adam and Francesca Hong will talk about their recent visit to Korea.
Everybody welcome.

Talking tobacco with teens

Marissa Robinson
Marissa Robinson, Public Health student intern, AHS - In the not-so-distant past, tobacco use among teens was not uncommon - quite the opposite really. Now, in 2017, you may believe that teen tobacco-use is a thing of the past, especially considering that most Canadians have a much better understanding of the health consequences associated with tobacco use.

AHS South Zone introduces Indigenous Hospital Liaisons

Harley Crowshoe
Harley Crowshoe, Senior Advisor, Indigenous Health, AHS  - The role of the Indigenous Hospital Liaison was introduced to Chinook Regional Hospital (CRH) in December 2015, through Alberta Health Services’ Indigenous Health Program in South Zone.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The biggest day in history

Pastor Chris Ney - What day do you think of when someone asks you what was the biggest day in history? Some will say the end on WWI or WWII, other will say when my team won the championship for the first time ever. It gets celebrated with grand parties and parades, as the people from all over cheer for the victory. The problem is in all these cases that victory had its price, sacrifice, toll of people. I am not comparing war to sports, and we all no there are no winners in war. The reality is that there is a lot loss in any victory.

Let loose in the world

The Ascension (Gustave Doré courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Joyce Sasse, Spiritual Gleanings -
“Is he dead?” Pilate’s wife asked the soldier after he returned from the tomb. She had taken notice of this Jesus of Nazareth when he was brought before her husband earlier in the week. Now she’d heard strange rumours and wondered what the truth really was. “No, Madame,” the soldier replied. “He is not dead.”

“Not dead!” She could hardly believe her ears. “Not dead! Then where is he?”

“Let loose in the world, Madame,” came the reply. “Let loose in the world where nothing can corrupt his truth.”

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