Saturday, December 3, 2016

In my weakness I am made strong

Shellie Byers photo
Shellie Byers - Yesterday my legs decided to cause me the worst pain I have felt in months. I could barely lift my legs to get in my vehicle. It was torture trying to walk in the stores even a few hours and by the time I got home some serious swelling and discoloration had taken over. When I got home I had no choice but to go into the upper rooms of my house. Well there are 14 narrow steep steps to climb. Every few steps I would stop and cry and try to force myself to lift my leg to the next step. I was about 3/4 of the way up , looking down at my bare feet trying to press through the last set of steps when I felt a light brush on my left foot and there in front of me was a pure white angel feather. I knelt down and picked it up . I took a deep breath and finished climbing those stairs.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Pincher Creek weather from Environment Canada

Links lead to the Environment Canada website

Community-owned Kainai Marketplace opens

Chief Roy Fox and Minister Richard Feehan
Government of Alberta - A new community-owned grocery store is bringing fresh, healthy food and 24 new jobs to the Blood Tribe community in southern Alberta.  The $6.2-million Kainai Marketplace is the only grocery store on the Blood Reserve (a.k.a. Kainai First Nation) and was funded through a partnership between the Nation and the Alberta government.

Town of Pincher Creek employment opportunity

Town of Pincher Creek
Casual Maintenance 4 Arena Attendant

Reporting to the Recreation Manager and the Director of Community Services the Casual Maintenance 4 Position is responsible for assisting with the operation and maintenance of the arena facility in the Town of Pincher Creek. The Casual Maintenance 4 Position will also be assisting with any other Recreation Facility duties as required. This position will require rotational shift work in the arena facility during its normal hours of winter operation. Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License required and preference will be given to those candidates possessing a license with Q brake endorsement. Good physical condition and basic understanding of small equipment and hand tools will be looked on as an asset.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

CheckStop Blitz throughout Alberta on Saturday

RCMP Alberta - The RCMP kicks off Impaired Driving Enforcement Month today by announcing plans for a CheckStop blitz on Saturday, December 3rd in local detachment areas and on major roadways across Alberta. The large scale operation will involve hundreds of “K” Division officers and Alberta Sheriff personnel working together as part of a Canada-wide RCMP National Day of Enforcement campaign aimed at taking impaired drivers off the road. Driver suspected of being impaired by alcohol and/or drugs will be subject to road-side sobriety tests that may result in immediate licence suspensions and/or criminal charges. 

Dragons SV Boys Volleyball team first in league, take bronze at provincials

2016 St. Michaels SV Boys Dragons with their post season championship banner (submitted photos)

St. Michael's Dragons earned first place at the 2016 SV Boys Westwinds League Tournament after defeating Nobleford in the final game.

2016 Westwinds Volleyball All-Star Dragons
Tyler Gerber, Michael Svab (MVP), Jonathan Erickson, Mitchell Zoratti, Brady Douglas, and Calvin Cooley
Westwinds Volleyball's 2016 MVP was Michael Svab of the Dragons, and the Dragons earned 5 of 6 possible All-Stars nods. Dragons named All-Stars included Calvin Cooley, Jonathan Erickson, Brady Douglas, Tyler Gerber, and Mitchell Zoratti. Steven V. of Immanuel Christian was named the league's other All-Star. The Dragons had 8 wins and no losses during the regular season.
The Dragons earned second place at Zones and finished a stellar season by earning Bronze at the Alberta Schools' Athletic Association 2A Provincial Championships held November 24-26 in Black Diamond.

SALTS and NCC make joint presentation to MD council

Chris Davis - A private land conservation joint delegation by Justin Thompson of the Southern Alberta Lands Trust Society (SALTS) and Craig Harding of Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) appeared before council for the MD of Pincher Creek on November 22. Harding and Thompson gave council a detailed overview of land trust activities in the MD and also touted potential collaboration opportunities.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Beaver Mines Water and Wastewater Project Open House Dec. 15


Open House
Beaver Mines Water and Wastewater Project
Thursday, December 15, 2016
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coalfields School

Council for the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 invites you to an Open House
on Thursday, December 15, 2016 starting at 4:00 pm at the Coaldfields School.
Information will be presented regarding the Water and Wastewater Project, with MD Staff and Engineers on hand to answer any questions.

Town of Pincher Creek Christmas Decorating Challenge Dec. 7


Wednesday, December 7
Judging Day

KBPV Christmas Cookie Sale Dec. 4


The Largest Christmas Cookie Sale
In Pincher Creek History
Sunday, December 4
11:00 am to 5 pm
Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village
1037 Bev McLachlin Drive, Pincher Creek

Christmas at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village Sat. Dec. 10


Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village
Christmas in the Village
Saturday, December 10, 2016
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Christmas tree lighting and visit from Santa!

Free admission, Outdoor games, Mini Christmas shopping stores in the Village, Backing and Candy, Bonfire and roasting chestnuts, Make and take wreaths and swags, Concession, Christmas Carolers, Christmas tree viewing.
1037 Bev McLachlin Drive, Pincher Creek

Lethbridge crack cocaine seizure valued at $50,000

ALERT - Six people were arrested following a significant cocaine seizure in Lethbridge. ALERT seized more than $50,000 worth of crack cocaine as result of an investigation tied to a previous bust.

Pincher Creek Curling Club asks MD for support

Chris Davis - Pincher Creek Curling Club fundraising coordinator Debbie Reed and representative Diane Reed appeared as a delegation before the MD of Pincher Creek council at their November 8, 2016 meeting to appeal for funding support from the MD for a new curling facility. Diane Reed also appeared as a delegation before the MD council on November 22, with Debbie Reed in attendance.

Fox Theatre show times


Fox Theatre hotline 403-627-3444

Showing until Dec. 8

Doctor Strange (held over)
3D, rated PG (violence)
7:05 and 9:05 nightly
Wednesday in 2D
2D Matinee Sunday 2:00 pm

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (held over)
Held over, 3D, Rated PG
7:00 and 9:15 nightly
Wednesday in 2D
2D Matinee Sunday 2:00 pm

Friday Matinee in 2D at 10:00 am for mom and tot.
2D matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 pm

For any further questions or to book your Christmas or birthday party please call 403-632-6763.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Fatal MVC east of Lethbridge on Highway 3

RCMP Alberta - On November 28, 2016 at about 5:30 p.m. Coaldale RCMP along with the Lethbridge and Coaldale Fire Departments/EMS attended to a collision on Highway 3 at Range Road 212. The collision involved a silver Ford Focus on Range Road 212 crossing southbound across Highway 3. A white pickup truck travelling westbound on Highway 3 struck the Ford Focus broad side causing the car to continue south and enter the south ditch on the eastbound lanes of the highway.

Pincher Creek & District Agricultural Society AGM Dec. 12


The Pincher Creek & District Agricultural Society
Annual General Meeting
Everyone welcome
December 12, 2016
6:00 pm
Meet at the Pavilion Lobby at the Ag grounds

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Feather and Bullet

Irvin Provost (as read during Matthew Halton High School's 2016 Remembrance ceremony)

I swore allegiance to the queen to fight
Letting my hair fall in pieces to the ground
Bearing the queen’s will and might
I let my culture fade into the fight.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Livingstone School Grad 2017 Italian Night Fundraiser Dec. 9


Livingstone School
Grad 2017 Italian Night Fundraiser
Friday, December 9, 2016
Cowley Hall
Dinner served at 5:30 p.m.
Spaghetti supper, Silent Auction & Dessert Auction
For tickets, please call Livingstone School at 403-628-3897
Tickets:  Adult:  $8.00 / Student: $5.00 / Family of four:  $20.00 / Children 5 & under:  Free

MD of Pincher Creek seeks Assistant Public Works Superintendent


Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9
Assistant Public Works Superintendent

The Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 (MD) is accepting applications for an Assistant Public Works Superintendent. The position is expected to start in January 2017, considerations will be made upon the availability of the successful candidate.

Pincher Creek RCMP summary for Nov.14-21, 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 November 14-21, 2016. Note that the summary indicates what was reported to the police and may not have been substantiated.
  • Total calls for service – 47
  • Assaults - 1
  • Domestic assault - 1
  • Mischief (vandalism) - 5
  • Theft of motor vehicle - 1
  • Theft under $5000 – 2
  • Driving complaints (general) - 4
  • MV Collisions - 13
  • Liquor offences - 1
  • Suspicious occurrences (general) - 1
  • Assistance to other agencies - 2
  • 911 calls (invalid) - 4
  • Animal calls - 1
  • Prisoners held – 3

43 overcapacity magazines seized at Del Bonita border crossing in October

Alberta Canada Border Services Agency - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share a sample of October highlights from its border crossings in Alberta. In addition to making the Prairie Region’s largest cocaine seizure (92.74 kg) on record on Thanksgiving Day, officers intercepted impaired drivers, undeclared firearms and other contraband:

Sturling Stake Bonspiel held at Pincher Creek Curling Club

Sturling Stakes Bonspiel competitors
Submitted photo
Toni Lucas - On Friday, November 19 the Pincher Creek Curling Club hosted 8 teams to a Sturling Stake Bonspiel.  The 16 participants took brooms to the ice.  Sturling is a style of curling that only requires 2 person teams and brings together stick, slide and wheelchair curlers on a level playing field.  This style of curling is opening the sport to anyone of any age or gender or physical ability. The rocks can be handled with a curling stick from a standing or sitting position (i.e. wheelchairs), or the usual slide delivery can be used, enabling everyone to participate competitively.  The Curling Club is excited to offer this relatively new twist to their beloved sport to the community.  The top two teams of the bonspiel were Team Reed with Rocky Reed and Mackenzie Reed, and Team Reed again with curlers Bob Reed and Debbie Reed.

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 K or P to please renew before November 30, 2016. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Why would I follow Him?

Pastor Chris Ney - Too often we follow people for the wrong reasons, we follow because they have something to give us, our we go crazy at the mere touch of someone that is famous thinking that is someway it will make us better. Then sometimes we follow people and think we can learn something or even the extreme of thinking they need us to be a part of their lives because I make it some much better.

Stay alive through life

Joyce Sasse, Spiritual Gleanings - You could be your worst enemy if the prospect of getting older is a fearful thought. We can live longer these days, but we need to ready ourselves mentally, physically and spiritually.

Look ahead well before retirement age. It is a time when you will step into a whole new phase of life. Make it an opportunity!

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