Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Cochrane RCMP warn of online fraud

RCMP Alberta - On October 25, 2016, Cochrane RCMP was informed of a form of online fraud.

The victim received a pop up add on his computer from “Click 4 Support” for a refund. The victim was directed to contact the company which they did and the male on the phone requested the victim’s banking information to deposit the refund. Once this was done, the victim did see the refund in their account but was soon contacted again because they had given them too much money. The victim was directed to send a money gram for the extra funds. The company contacted the victim several times about the same causing the victim to suspect this was not legitimate and contacted the RCMP.

If anyone has information about this, or any other crimes is asked to please contact the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Trans-Canada Highway closure west of Field B.C.

Lake Louise RCMP - The Lake Louise RCMP would like to notify motorists that the Trans-Canada highway is currently impassable due to a rock slide which occurred late yesterday, West of Field, British Columbia. Anyone planning to travel between Alberta and British Columbia via Highway 1 is asked to choose an alternate route or make arrangements for accommodations as this closure is expected to remain in effect for 24 -72 hours.

2016 Pincher Creek and District Chamber of Commerce Awards

Congratulations to the winners of Pincher Creek's 2016 Awards of Excellence!
Toni Lucas - The Pincher Creek Community Hall was the site of the 2016 Pincher Creek Awards of Excellence on Friday evening, October 21. It was the 21 annual edition of this event, which is organized by the Pincher Creek and District Chamber of Commerce. Over 400 people attended the dinner, with more joining later on in the evening to watch the awards and enjoy the dance. Even though there were many changes in how the event was run this year honoring local businesses for outstanding qualities was the core of the event.

MHHS 2017 Graduation bottle drive to be held Oct.29


Matthew Halton High School 2017 Graduating Class 
is holding a 
Bottle Drive
Saturday, October 29, starting 9:00 am
Drop off at the Bus Barn south of the school
or call Renee Van Loon to arrange for pick up or to answer any questions 403-627-4414.

The grad class has an account at the bottle depot, so you can pledge your recyclables any time you take in bottles!

Conservative Glen Motz elected in Medicine Hat - Cardston - Warner federal by-election

Newly minted MP for Medicine Hat - Cardston - Warner Glen Motz (Twitter profile photo)
Chris Davis - Conservative Party of Canada candidate Glen Motz was elected last night, October 24, 2016 as the Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat - Cardston - Warner.  Motz, formerly a member of the Medicine Hat Police Service, won the by-election by a wide 69.9% margin. The seat was rendered vacant by the passing of Conservative MP Jim Hillyer, who died in his Ottawa office of cardiomyopathy on March 23 of this year. Liberal candidate Stan Sakamoto received 25.6% of the vote. The remaining four candidates received between 0.6% and 2% each of the votes cast.

Elections Canada preliminary results

MD of Pincher Creek No. 9 announces board and committee opportunities


The Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 is accepting written applications from MD residents to serve on the following Boards and Committees:
  • Agricultural Appeal Committee – three (3) members
  • Agricultural Service Board – four (4) members
  • Municipal Planning Commission – two (2) members
  • Subdivision and Development Appeal Board – five (5) members
  • Airport Advisory Committee – three (3) members

Peewee Chinooks begin 2016/17 season with 3 wins and a loss

Peewee Chinooks vs Claresholm and Fort Macleod
Chris Davis - Pincher Creek's Peewee Chinooks began their 2016/17 season with three Central Alberta Hockey League (CAHL) tiering round wins in a row against Crowsnest Pass, Claresholm, and Nanton, which was followed by a squeaker one goal loss to Fort Macleod that was decided in the final seconds of the game.

Novice Chinooks begin 2016/17 season with four tiering round games

2016/17 Pincher Creek Novice Chinooks
Chris Davis - Pincher Creek's Novice Chinooks have four tiering games under their belts so far this season.  Like the other Pincher Creek minor hockey teams, the Chinooks have joined the Central Alberta Hockey League (CAHL), which means more and longer road trips, and a much expanded list of potential competing teams.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Back Country Butchering welcomes hunting season 2016


Welcome to Hunting Season 2016

Opening Week Madness
Tuesday, October 25

Opening Day Lunch is On Us!
Stop in for free BBQ roast beef on a bun

Customer Appreciation Day Saturday, October 29
11 am to 2 pm
Join us for free BBQ burgers
Enter our draw to win a BBQ, complete with steaks for your first grill!

Each event is at Backcountry Butchering in Cowley

Pincher Creek weather from Environment Canada

Links lead to the Environment Canada website

Livingstone Range School Division #68 seeks full-time Success Coach


Full-Time Success Coach

Livingstone Range School Division #68 invites applications for the position of Full-Time Success Coach at Matthew Halton High School in Pincher Creek. The Success Coach will become the key contact for identified students. The Success Coach will meet children and youth and provide one to one support in identifying and addressing barriers that are preventing them from finding success in school or finishing school.

CFIA food recalls and allergy alerts

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Canton Garden Pincher Creek




** Now accepting resumes for servers and delivery personnel **

BUFFET Monday through Friday, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Dinner Buffet including a Fruit/Dessert/Salad Bar
Easy parking, newly renovated, reasonable prices, fully licensed. 

Multicultural Friendship Group pot-luck to be held Oct. 29


Finding peace amid suffering

Joyce Sasse - Maybe you feel despair because you can hardly pay the rent, or because you have been diagnosed with a horrible condition, or you are a caregiver whose physical and spiritual resources have been depleted.

Whatever your burden, or the burden of someone you love, insights shared by Viktor Frankl may be helpful. In Nazi death camps during WW II he clung to life and later shared his experience about how he kept going with the world.

Joyful noise

Chris Ney - Have you ever been to a concert or gathering where there is music being played and the people around you are singing and someone you can’t find is just bellowing, I mean at the top of their lungs just singing out so loud that you are distracted. The funny thing is that I have been that guy, I have been the guy that didn’t care about anyone around and just sang as loud as I can. It certainly was not a joyful noise, but it was a noise for sure. It was when I first understood who Jesus was and what He did for me and I was so happy I didn’t care who was there or what they thought. I was full of joy and it felt like there wasn’t anyone else there. In all of that others thought it wasn’t great but I thought I was making such a wonderful singer.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

5 charged after 3 separate cocaine seizures at Coutts

RCMP Federal Policing South - The RCMP Federal Policing’s Integrated Border Enforcement Team (IBET) in Raymond, Alberta, have arrested five men in relation to charges of Importation of a Controlled Substance and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) after three separate seizures of cocaine at the Coutts, Alberta, Port of Entry.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Midget Huskies begin 2016/17 season with a loss and a win

Midget Huskies vs Warner
Chris Davis - For their 2016/17 season opener Pincher Creek's Midget Huskies travelled to Nanton on Friday evening, October 14.  The game was apparently a barnburner, with Nanton scoring  3 unanswered goals in the first period, the Huskies scoring 5 unanswered goals in the second period, and Nanton scoring 3 more unanswered goals in the final period to win it 6-5.  The next day the Huskies held their home opener at the Memorial Community Centre Arena in Pincher Creek, hosting Warner.  The Huskies won that game by a definitive score of 6-1.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

State memorial for Jim Prentice to be held Oct. 28

Government of Alberta - A state memorial will be held in Calgary on Oct. 28 to honour former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice on Friday, October 28, 11:00 am at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Avenue NW, Calgary.  The memorial service will be open to the public.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bantam Chinooks begin 2016/17 season with two home games

Chris Davis - Like Pincher Creek's other minor hockey teams the Bantam Chinooks are playing in the Central Alberta Hockey League (CAHL) this season.  The Chinooks are currently in CAHL tier 4, during this season's tiering round.  The Chinooks struggled in their home and season opener on Friday evening, October 14 against Fort Macleod's Mustangs. The Mustangs won by a wide margin.  They fared much better against Claresholm the next day, again at home.

Campaign encourages women to run for municipal office

Government of Alberta - With one year left until Alberta’s next municipal election, the province’s Status of Women minister wants more women to run for office.

Have a healthy Halloween

Kristen Griffiths, Alberta Health Services - Halloween can be an exciting and fun time for parents and kids. Finding the prefect costume, hosting Halloween parties, and of course trick-or-treating are fun parts of the occasion.

Please slow down for cattle drives

McLelland family cattle drive - file photo
A citizen of the MD of Pincher Creek wrote us recently with a timely reminder: "Please put out a plea for people to slow down when they see a cattle drive on the road! We just drove by some carnage where three animals are dead after a gravel truck hit them. We just drove by some carnage where three animals are dead after a gravel truck hit them. The driver would have clearly seen them. What if that were one of the riders on their horse? Very sobering."

Fuel and tools stolen from truck near Fort Macleod

RCMP Alberta - On October 17th, 2016, a theft from a construction vehicle on Highway 3 East of Fort Macleod was reported to the Fort Macleod RCMP. The truck with flatbed was parked on a service road beside Highway 3 immediately before you cross the Old Man River bridge travelling East toward Lethbridge. Among items taken were chains, boomers, a fuel pump from a slip tank and approximately 800 Litres of diesel fuel. The theft occurred sometime during the weekend of October 15/16. It appears a pickup truck may have pulled off the Highway and parked behind the larger truck, partially obscuring the suspect vehicle from view.  

The Fort Macleod RCMP is looking for information with respect to the above noted offence and is asking anyone with information to report to the Fort Macleod Detachment by calling403-553-7200 or by calling CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).

National Teen Driver Safety Week

Megan Heroux, Lethbridge Community Health Services - If you have your license, you likely remember that special day you were awarded the privilege of driving. And, if you’re anything like me, you look back on those first few years of driving and smile thinking of the freedom you felt that first time you drove away from your house on your own. I smile also because I realize how inexperienced I really was.

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