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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mustangs Football requests new field from the Town of Pincher Creek


Toni Lucas - Council for the Town of Pincher Creek heard from a Pincher Creek Mustangs Football delegation at their May 22 regular meeting.  Mustangs coach and organizer Jeremy Nelson said the Mustangs have been in town for over 20 years and would like a new football field.  "I say a facility, that we all can call home. Not just a football facility but a community facility.  Something that football,  soccer, and rugby could use." He explained each of these sports need a large field, and their seasons don't overlap very much.  The Mustangs currently play almost all of their games at the Matthew Halton High School field.  "Personally, I have heard our field referred to as a bone breaker," said Nelson.

New LRSD On-Reserve student registration on or before June 7

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New On-Reserve Student Registration 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 2017 - 2018, must register in a school in the division by 3:00 pm, Wednesday, June 7. The early registration allows schools to staff and plan effectively for the new school year.

Parents are asked to bring the following student identification information to assist with registration: Birth certificate, health care card, treaty card, and a current report card.

Pincher Creek recycling roundup June 17

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Your unwanted computers, TVs and old paint aren’t doing any good hanging around, but they will if you recycle them.
It's time!  The recycling roundup is on!
Bring your old computers, TVs and paint to:
Ranchland (Co-op) Mall Parking Lot
Saturday, June 17, 2017
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Visit www.albertarecycling.ca or call 1.888.999.8762 for more information on electronics and paint recycling in your area.



Seasonal student employment opportunities at KBPV

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Pincher Creek & District Historical Society
“Celebrating Our Golden Anniversary Year!”

Seasonal Student Employment Opportunities

The Pincher Creek & District Historical Society is seeking hardworking and enthusiastic individuals for the 2017 summer season (May – August) at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village.
  • Museum Assistants
  • Gardeners

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Alberta RCMP reports to May 25, 2017

  • Pincher Creek RCMP Summary to May 21
  • Canada-wide arrant issued for Patrick Globensky
  • Strathmore B&E suspect arrested
  • Charges laid in Red Deer home invasion
  • Residential B&Es in Grandin area
  • Series of calls in Eden Valley
  • Fatal Elk Point MVC
  • Vehicle thefts in Okotoks
  • MVC near Alix
  • Airdrie RCMP charge pair fleeing from stolen vehicle
  • Suspicious person call leads to arrest for stolen vehicle
  • ATB employee charged after $250,000 theft
  • B&E in Coronation
  • Fatal Killam house fire
  • Fatal Collision on Highway 16
  • Fatal MVC near Nevis
  • Elk Point RCMP charge man with second degree murder
  • Assault and robbery in St. Albert
  • Kayaker located deceased 
  • Red Deer RCMP responds to firearms complaint
  • RCMP rescue couple after raft collapses
  • Search warrant at Rimbey residence

Skills Canada competitors proudly representing their schools


Livingstone Range School Division  - Students from across Livingstone Range School Division and around the country are once again challenging themselves and their schoolmates in the annual Skills Canada Competitions, which bring young people together to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in trade and technology careers.

Albertans encouraged to continue proper cooking of oysters following outbreak conclusion


Alberta Health Services -  On May 11, the Public Health Agency of Canada declared the outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses linked to consumption of raw oysters from BC over. Though the outbreak – which sickened 42 Albertans – has concluded, Alberta Health Services (AHS) continues to remind Albertans of the health risks associated with consumption of raw oysters, and encourages all Albertans to take precautions.

Jamie Ahksistowaki Medicine Crane named U of L Alumna of the Year

Jamie Ahksistowaki Medicine Crane
University of Lethbridge - An activist, advocate, educator and artist, Jamie Ahksistowaki Medicine Crane (BEd ’05) has made an indelible impression on the way education is delivered to Indigenous communities, all the while promoting Indigenous rights, women’s rights, human rights and justice. The University of Lethbridge Alumni Association is pleased to recognize Medicine Crane as the 2017 Alumna of the Year.

Theft of phones, possession of stolen vehicle, flight from police in Fort Macleod


RCMP Alberta - On Thursday May 18, 2017, Fort Macleod RCMP received a complaint of a theft of phones from Photo Plus/The Source. Members went to the business and observed surveillance video of the incident. A suspect vehicle was identified which was located a short time later on Main St. in Fort Macleod. A traffic stop was attempted but the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed. Further investigation found the vehicle they were driving to be stolen, they had also used a credit card which was stolen the same morning from an employee of a different business in Fort Macleod. The suspect vehicle was located abandoned Thursday afternoon near Monarch. Both suspects are believed to be from the Lethbridge area. If you recognize either of the suspects or 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).

Travel trailer and dirt bikes stolen near Fort Macleod


RCMP Alberta - On May 17, 2017, the Fort Macleod RCMP received a report of a stolen travel trailer and two dirt bikes from crown land near Beaver Creek Road west of Fort Macleod, AB. The theft took place between afternoon of May 14, 2017 and May 17, 2017. Stolen property included: a2014 Heatland, Road Warrior, 415RW travel trailer and toy hauler. AB: 4AN829 ; a 2017 KTM 85 SX Orange Off road motorcycle. AB: JSY 96; a 2014 KTM 450SXFSE Orange Off road motorcycle. AB: GSH17 and miscellaneous dirt bike equipment.

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).

Pincher Creek Humane Society

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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.
Please check our website.


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Register now for 2017 Southern Alberta Summer Games

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2017 Southern Alberta Summer Games

Registration is now open for the Southern Alberta Summer Games. There is something for everyone, with 20 different sporting events for all ages. The games are taking place from July 5th to 8th in Brooks. To register fill out a M.D. of Pincher Creek form online at:

Fox Theatre show times

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Fox Theatre hotline 403-627-3444

Showing May 26 to June 1:

Pirates of the Caribbean 5
Rated PG, in 3D
6:50 and 9:30 nightly
In 2D on Wednesday

Aliens Covenant
Rated PG
7:00 and 9:15 nightly

Starting June 2:

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 with the same showtimes as above until June 8.
Wonder Woman from June 2 through until June 15, 7:00 and 9:15, rated PG.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Notes from April 24 and May 8 meetings of Pincher Creek's town council


Toni Lucas - The council for the Town of Pincher Creek met during the regular meetings on Monday, April 24 and Monday, May 8 when they voted on a number of issues brought forward for consideration.
  • Representation from the Town at events
  • Pincher Creek to support Vegerville in protest of Case Processing Centre shutdown
  • Council on board with wear the gear contest
  • Celestial Sweets Bakery under consideration to revert to housing
  • Alberta SouthWest proposes a Castle Park Tourism Study

My Experiential Learning Week in Lethbridge

At the VRKADE in Lethbridge
(l-r) First row: Irvin Provost, Euwen Erickson, Cassandra, Sebastien C., Christian S., William S. Curtis 
Second row: Mr. Lamont, Mrs. Hankey, Joshua Fitzgerald, Brook Balazs, and Eva Bliss

Irvin Provost - Matthew Halton High School (MHHS) hosted their bi-annual event, “Experiential Learning Week” during the first week of May. As part of MHHS’s learning initiative, the school offers students week-long courses that give a chance to students to experience hands experience to a student. As a student, I chose to participate in the school’s collaborative-course between MHHS and the University of Lethbridge. The activities of the trip included a campus tour, a chance to explore the facilities, and attend a class. Our course gave us the chance to meet with professors, who presented issues related to water. Overall, our week gave the nine of us a look at the transition between high school and post-secondary life.

Submit a tick to Alberta’s surveillance program

Government of Alberta - Albertans are encouraged to submit ticks they find on themselves and their animals to help government monitor the types of ticks found in the province. Albertans can present ticks they find in the environment or on themselves to an Environmental Public Health Office, a First Nations Health Centre or a physician. Ticks found on pets or livestock should be submitted to a veterinarian. Information on how to remove a tick and submit it to the program is available on Alberta Health’s website.

Registration renewal reminder from Pincher Creek License and Registry

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Pincher Creek Licence and Registries would like to remind everyone that if your last name or company name begins with C or N to please renew your registration.  The last day for renewal is May 30.

Alberta RCMP reports to May 22, 2017

  • Fatal collision near Picture Butte
  • Vegreville woman charged for multiple B&Es
  • Wood Buffalo search warrants result in multiple charges
  • B&E to Richardson Pioneer Grain Elevators
  • Vehicle drives into pond in Blackfalds
  • Semi hits truck and fence on Hwy 2
  • Traffic stop leads to fentanyl seizure
  • Online threats made to school
  • Getting a handle on crime in Grande Prairie
  • Cochrane RCMP investigating fire at McDougall Church
  • Killam RCMP investigate armed robbery
  • Many stolen identity documents recovered in Sylvan Lake
  • Suspicious activity at school in Innisfail

Congratulations to the 2017 Graduands of Matthew Halton High School

Matthew Haltom High School 2017 Graduating Class
Photos: Lifetouch Photography

Matthew Halton High School 2017 Graduands will be attending their graduation ceremonies including the Cap and Gown Ceremony at Matthew Halton High School at 9:00 am and the Spring Celebration at 2:00 pm the Pincher Creek Community Hall on Saturday, May 27th.

Congratulations to the Matthew Halton High School Class of 2017 from the Pincher Creek Voice.

Solutions and substitutions with Reena

Reena Nerbas

Dear Reena,

I am not only getting tired of replacing numerous plug-in air fresheners around my home, but it is also becoming expensive. Do you have a recipe for homemade air fresheners? Thanks, in advance. Ruth

Heritage Acres Farm Museum 2017 Special Events



  • June 10 Heritage Acres Horse Show and Chuck Wagon Supper
  • August 4, 5 and 6 Annual Show 
  • September 16 Fall Fair
  • December 1 Candle Light Christmas Church Service
  • December 2 Breakfast With Santa. 

Hours of Operation:
9:00AM to 5:00PM (Closed Sundays) 
May 20 – September 16, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Food sharing memories


Joyce Sasse, Spiritual Gleanings - I grew up in a context where quality of food and good cooking went hand-in-hand. A recent radio discussion, about bake sales and (some) modern-day women, has brought memories to mind.

When I was a student minister in the 50’s, the wife of a retired lawyer told about being the “city girl” who was newest village bride. Not only did she face a wood-coal stove for the first time, but she had to take her turn hosting the Ladies Aid. “I started my baking a month ahead so I would have two or three things that were presentable for the meeting!”

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Fight the good fight


Pastor Chris Ney - How often have we stuck our nose in somewhere to defend someone or something and ended up on the wrong side of a fight. We try to do the right thing and help but it doesn’t work out. In the end we feel like no one appreciated it and or we just feel like we wasted our time for nothing. It is frustrating because our effort and time should be worth something, they do say that time is money. I know that is a strange analogy however we often have the thought cross our mind and it also makes us hesitant to get in the middle again.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fenatanyl bust in Lethbridge


ALERT - The execution of a search warrant at a west Lethbridge apartment has resulted in the seizure of 400 fentanyl pills and two people being arrested on drug-related charges.  On May 17, 2017, ALERT Lethbridge’s organized crime and gang team arrested two men in a vehicle after receiving information about suspected fentanyl trafficking. They then obtained warrants to search the westside apartment where one of the men lived.  When the warrants were executed, 400 fentanyl pills were seized. The vehicle in which the two men were arrested earlier in the day was also searched, and police seized cellphones, a small amount of cash and an additional fentanyl pill.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fundraiser established for Pincher Creek couple who lost their home to fire recently


A GoFundMe page has been established for a Pincher Creek couple who lost their home to a fire on May 14.  They lost everything they owned, including two cats, needed medicines and hearings aids, their vehicle, and all their possessions.  They have hotel accommodations for a short while, but have no clear picture of their future after that.

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