Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Bylaw amendment could allow live poultry in MD of Pincher Creek hamlets

Josh Davis – The current Animal Control bylaw for the Municipal District No. 9 of Pincher Creek doesn’t address chickens in hamlets. During the June 28 meeting of Pincher Creek’s MD Council, council directed administration to bring forward a bylaw amendment that could change this situation.

CUPW asks Pincher Creek's councils for Canada Post Review input

Canada Post logo

Josh Davis - In an email to the Town of Pincher Creek and the Municipal District No. 9 of Pincher Creek by Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) National President Mike Palecek dated June 6, 2016, Palecek informed the council of a federal review of the public postal service. The letter sought public input, and expressed support for the idea of “postal banking”. Postal banking is the provision of financial and banking services through a post office.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

May long weekend violation tickets up in MD of Pincher Creek due to increased enforcement

Speed reminder at the entrance to Beaver Mines

Christian Davis - According to Pincher Creek RCMP Detachment Commander Sgt. Mark Harrison three May long weekend checkstops near Beaver Mines proved to be quite successful.  47 violation tickets were issued this May long weekend, compared to 10 in 2015.

The Associate Clinic is seeking a full time temporary receptionist


THE ASSOCIATE CLINIC in Pincher Creek is a 10 physician Primary Care practice. We provide high quality care for our patients in a dynamic team environment. 
We are currently seeking applications for a 
Full-Time Receptionist (Temporary)

Pincher Creek Town Council presents 10 and 15 year service awards

Town of Pincher Creek Director of Operations Al Roth and Mayor Don Anderberg

Toni Lucas - At the outset of their meeting on the evening of June 27 council for the Town of Pincher Creek was pleased to make three long term service recognition awards.
  • Director of Operations Al Roth received a 15 Years of Service Award
  • Recreation department Fitness instructor Pattie Degen received a 10 Years of Service Award
  • Operations Coordinator Phil Weigel received a 10 Years of Service Award

Sylvan Lake RCMP investigate attempted child abduction, suspects sought

RCMP Alberta - On June 27, 2016 Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to a complaint of an attempted abduction of a 13-year-old girl.  At approximately 11:00 p.m. a 13-year-old girl was out walking with friends near the library, in Sylvan Lake. She and her friends separated, and shortly after she noticed a vehicle being operated in a suspicious manner, and so she hid in a nearby bush.  The male driver got out and grabbed the girl from the bush and pulled her hair. There was a struggle and then the young girl was able to break free and safely ran away from the driver. The male passenger remained in the car.

Another Recycling Round Up success in Pincher Creek

Toni Lucas - Pincher Creek's 2016 Recycling Round-up was held on Saturday June 18 at the Ranchland Mall parking lot. A number of organizations participated. Pincher Planters held their annual plant swap, the Splash Park Committee held a fundraising barbecue and pancake breakfast, the Pincher Creek Lions Club collected eyeglasses, DBS Environmental collected hazardous waste like electronics, batteries and paints, and a paper shredder truck from Lethbridge Mobile Shredding was on hand for safe disposal of sensitive documents. A big draw for the day was the recycle swap.

Town of Pincher Creek is looking for your ideas for the Canada 150 Celebration


Canada 150: Join the Celebration!

In 2017 Canada will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The Town of Pincher Creek would like to initiate planning to commemorate this special birthday and to be part of Canadians celebrating from coast to coast.

Do you have ideas on how Pincher Creek can celebrate this great event? What kind of project, event or activity could mark and celebrate this occasion for our community? 

Alberta child sexual exploitation suspects caught in Operation ICE Storm 3

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) - Operation ICE Storm 3 has led to the arrest of 10 child sexual exploitation suspects. ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation team made the arrests in Calgary, Medicine Hat, and Lethbridge.

Pincher Creek Legion holds second annual Poker Rally

Fred White with winner Bill Torvi
Photos courtesy of  Lou Burnham
Toni Lucas - Pincher Creek Royal Canadian Legion #43 held their second Annual Father's Day Poker Rally on Saturday, June 18. The event was meant to be a scenic tour of the countryside with a stop in the communities of Lundbreck, Twin Butte, Beaver Mines, and Cowley where each participant got to draw a card form a destination deck. Once everyone was back at the Legion they received a fifth card giving each of the 12 adventurous participants a five-card poker hand.

Employment opportunity for a part time pool clerk


Town of Pincher Creek
Part-Time Pool Clerk – Temporary Position

The Town of Pincher Creek Recreation and Community Services Department is seeking an energetic, motivated and dependable individual to join our Aquatics team! We are accepting applications for the POOL CLERK position to fill a maternity leave for work at the Pincher Creek Swimming Pool.

Reminder: MD of Pincher Creek No. 9 property taxes due June 30



Property taxes for the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 are due on June 30, 2016. A 2% penalty will be applied on all outstanding current taxes on July 4, 2016. Please call the Administration Office at 403.627.3130 with any questions.
Finance Department
M.D. Pincher Creek

Fox Theatre show times


Fox Theatre hotline 403-627-3444

Monday, June 27, 2016

Alberta Government announces $400,000+ investment in Beaver Mines water project

  • Grant will support design work to extend regional water supply system to Beaver Mines

Alberta Government - The Government of Alberta is investing in water infrastructure that will create jobs and ensure clean water in communities across the province.

Fire Advisory issued for MD of Pincher Creek

Alberta Fire Bans Fire Advisory Notice for the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9, issued June 27, 2016 - The current drying trend has been increasing our fire hazard steadily. While the fields and pastures are green, the old grass and maturing grass mean we can have starts and if there is wind the probability is a significant spread rate. Use caution in all operations and call if there is a start.

We are allowing the fire pit permits to remain in effect, but will be adding restrictions to debris burning.

For more information visit http://beta.albertafirebans.ca

Redcliff RCMP charge Medicine Hat man with Child Luring and Sexual Assault

RCMP Alberta - On Friday, June 24, 2016, Redcliff RCMP entered into an investigation with regards to a sexual assault and child luring incident involving a female teenage resident of Cypress County.

Aaron Curtis Diaz, age 37, of Medicine Hat, Alberta, has been charged with 2 counts of Sexual Assault, 1 count of Distributing Sexually Explicit Material to a Child and one count of Luring a Person Under 18 Years by Means of Telecommunication. There was no connection between Diaz and the victim outside of social media.

Pincher Creek RCMP summary for June 20-26, 2016

RCMP Pincher Creek - The following is an overview of the nature of the complaints that the Pincher Creek Detachment received for the period of June 20-26, 2016. Note that the summary indicates what was reported to the police and may not have been substantiated.

Total calls for service - 81
Sexual assault - 1
Assaults – 2
Domestic assault – 2
Fraud / Forgery - 1
Uttering Threats - 1
Mischief (vandalism) - 5
Theft of motor vehicle - 1
Theft under $5000 - 4
Impaired Driving - 2
Disturbing the Peace - 9
Driving complaints (general) - 10
MV Collisions - 9
Liquor offences - 4
Suspicious occurrences (general) - 1
Assistance to General Public (general) - 2
False Alarms - 1
911 calls (invalid) - 6
Animal calls - 1
Prisoners held – 11

Pincher politics June 27, 2016

Upcoming meetings

Council for the Town of Pincher Creek is scheduled to hold a regular meeting on Monday evening, June 27, beginning at 6:00 pm.  Council for the Municipal District of Pincher Creek is scheduled to hold a regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon, June 28, beginning at 1:00 pm.  Both meetings are open to the public.

Heritage Acres Farm Museum 29th Annual Show July 29 - 31


Heritage Acres Farm Museum
The Year of Ford - New Holland Farm Equipment
29th Annual Show - July 29 to 31, 2016
Pincher Creek, Alberta

Go Skateboard Day 2016 held in Pincher Creek

Josh Davis - On Tuesday, June 21 the Pincher Creek Skate Park hosted Go Skateboard Day, a community event which invited skaters of all ages and skill levels to come out and show their stuff and learn from their peers and seasoned veterans of the sport.

Nelz Vance represents Alberta at NJHFR finals

Nelz Vance

Christian Davis - Pincher Creek's Nelz Vance rose to the third place in Alberta for Junior High Rodeo Chute Dogging.  This is his first year competing in the event.  It earned him a 10 day trip to Lebanon Tennessee for the 68th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR), held June 19-25 by the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) .

Missing Cochrane man Jonathan Martinez

Jonathan Martinez
RCMP Alberta - Cochrane RCMP are requesting assistance from the public to locate a missing 42 year old man, a resident of Cochrane, Alberta. Jonathan Martinez was last seen at his rural residence on June 22, 2016. He left the residence driving a 2006 White GMC C5500 bearing Alberta licence plate BSR 3124. This vehicle is equipped with a large red picker crane and can be easily distinguishable. Information provided to police indicates Martinez was believed to be headed to the Red Deer/Sylvan Lake area. If anyone has any information you are asked to call the Cochrane RCMP at 403-932-2211.

MD of Pincher Creek Coffee With Council to be held July 6


Wednesday, July 6, 2016
7:00 pm
Summerview Hall

Council for the MD of Pincher Creek invites its residents to a Coffee with Council session scheduled for Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Summerview Hall located at Heritage Acres. For more information, please call 403 -627-3130.

Scenery Out and About to June 26, 2016

Lounging in the lilac shade of Pincher Creek - C. Davis photo

Community Out and About to June 26, 2016

Pincher Creek's Dolphins Swim Club was fundraising at the Ranchland Mall on Friday.

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