Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Fox Theatre show times


Fox Theatre hotline 403-627-3444

SHOWING FEB. 16 - 22:

Rated PG
7:00 & 8:45 nightly
Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 2:00

Rated PG not suitable for young children
6:45 and 9:15. nightly
Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 2:00 pm


In 3D, Rated PG Violence NRFYC 
6:50 & 9:05 nightly   
2D Wednesdays only

Rated 14A Violence
7:00 & 9:15. nightly

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Revitalizing the church: Give love away

Joyce Sasse
- “Love is something if you give it away”, we sing. “It’s like a magic penny. Lend it, spend it and you’ll have so many they will roll all over the floor.”

The life and work of the Church is likened to that magic-penny-imagery. Revitalizing any of our Christian communities is possible only when we “give love away”.

Pincher Creek Humane Society

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.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Okotoks RCMP respond to fatal MVC

RCMP Alberta - Okotoks RCMP are on scene (9:00 pm) of a single motor vehicle collision on 112 street west, approximately 1 km north of highway 549. The collision resulted in one fatality and four others being transported to hospital in serious condition. A collision analyst will be attending the scene to assist with the investigation into this matter. Traffic has been rerouted to allow police to investigate safely.

Highway 3 at Cowley snow-covered

MD Council defers funding decision on proposed Pincher Creek curling rink

Jonathan Skrimshire - Council for the Municipal District of Pincher Creek deferred any decision on funding of the proposed new Pincher Creek curling rink pending clarification of ownership and an assessment of the MD's priorities.

Council is seeking a formal statement from the Town of Pincher Creek clarifying ownership of the proposed facility. Council has also resolved to allocate time to discuss recreational facility needs and priorities within the MD before meeting with Town Council on March 8th to address the Curling Club's request for $1.25-million towards the project.

Discussions during both the morning Committee meeting and afternoon regular Council meeting February 13 revealed the difficulties Council is facing in dealing with the Club's request and other major new requests for funding not included in the 2018 budget.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Alberta Health Services reaches agreement with nurses

Alberta Health Services - Alberta Health Services (AHS) has ratified a three-year collective agreement with United Nurses of Alberta (UNA).  The three-year agreement expires on March 31, 2020 and sets out the terms and conditions for the more than 30,000 Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses who provide care in Alberta’s communities, hospitals and healthcare facilities.

Alberta RCMP launches Call Back Unit for non-emergency calls

RCMP Alberta - The Alberta RCMP is renewing the way it receives, dispatches, investigates and documents calls for service from Albertans. A new specialized "K" Division Call Back Unit has been implemented to more efficiently serve the citizens of Alberta.  In 2017, the Alberta RCMP Operational Communication Centres (OCC) received almost 700,000 complaints and 911 calls. Approximately 395,000 of those calls generated files that were dispatched to detachments around the province. A significant number of those calls are non-emergency and do not require a police officer to attend. These types of calls are still important, but how the police are managing them will be changing.

Vows renewed at Vista Village Valentines Day event

Submitted - On Valentines Day we had fun with wedding vow renewals with couples at Vista Village. Fun was had by all, and it was a great afternoon.

Public comments invited on draft Joint Review Panel Agreement for Grassy Mountain Coal Project

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) invites the public to comment on the draft Joint Review Panel Agreement (draft Agreement) to establish a joint review panel with the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) for the environmental assessment of the proposed Grassy Mountain Coal Project, located in southwest Alberta (north of Blairmore).

University of Lethbridge first in Canada to recycle Styrofoam on its campus

Pictured: The process of recycling Styrofoam is highly efficient in terms of volume, effectively reducing a large box of Styrofoam  into a tiny box of melted product

University of Lethbridge
- The University of Lethbridge is lessening its environmental footprint through the introduction of a new recycling initiative, becoming the first Canadian university to recycle Styrofoam on its own campus.  Since June 2017, Styrofoam at the U of L has been recycled through the Calgary-based StyroGo service. A special mobile recycling truck comes to campus on a regular basis, shredding and melting the Styrofoam into highly-condensed blocks of material that are then re-sold to companies that use the recycled products to make a variety of after-products, including toys and architectural molding.

Pincher Creek Weather

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Alberta Land Institute: Albertans concerned about loss of high quality agricultural land

  • Analysis of satellite imagery shows that between 1984 and 2013 the amount of land in urban uses in the Edmonton-Calgary corridor increased from 3,127 km2 to 4,763 km2, an increase of 52%
  • From 1984 to 2018, the Calgary urban area expanded from 242 km2 to 754 km2
  • Around Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer, expansion of urban areas was higher in the 1984-1992 period than in either the 1992-2001 or 2001-2013 periods

Alberta Land Institute -
A new report from the Alberta Land Institute found that high quality agricultural land in Alberta continues to be fragmented and calls for greater discussion around land use policies to preserve quality agricultural land as Alberta grows.  The report was conducted by Dr. Brent Swallow and Dr. Scott Jeffrey from the University of Alberta. It found that most of the farmland converted for developed uses between 2000 to 2012 was of the highest levels of suitability and prime crop land, with 35 per cent of the highest suitability and 34 per cent of the second highest suitability found in Alberta.

Pincher Creek school bus involved in collision

Gayle MacIntyre photos
On Tuesday February 13 at 3:40 pm a Pincher Creek area school bus was involved in a collision with  an automobile.  According to a report from Matthew Halton High School, all students and the driver were unharmed.  From the report: "The bus, which was travelling southbound from Pincher Creek, was moving at reduced speed through blowing snow and slushy conditions when it collided with the other vehicle, which then rolled into the embankment. The bus driver managed to keep the bus on the road temporarily until a field approach could be used to move the bus into a safer location. Emergency medical services were called and all students on the bus were checked out by EMT personnel and found to be safe and well. Another school bus was dispatched and the students were taken to hospital as per First Student (bus service) protocols. Parents were then contacted and the children were picked up at the hospital."

"It is believed that weather was a factor in the collision."

Alberta government announces pipeline information and petition webpage

The Alberta government has created a webpage called Keep Canada Working (click here) for Canadians to "share their views about actions taken by the B.C. government to block the Trans Mountain Pipeline". The page also includes links to various related social media channels and email contact information for members of Parliament.  According to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, “This fight, it isn’t something any one government can do alone. We need all of us working together to make sure the B.C. government fully understands why this pipeline matters, why good jobs matter and why the rules of our country matter.”

Communities In Bloom says Thank You



A special appreciation to the following for support of the 2017 Communities in Bloom program:

Pincher Planter Volunteers for your continued dedication and hard work for over 20 years to keep the flower beds looking so beautiful and special. Also thank you for coordinating the hanging basket program.

Pincher Creek Rose Society Members for your inspiring work on the special rose garden at Lebel Mansion.

Perfect Posies for your support and donation throughout the year.

Jackie Hauck & Murray Adair for your commitment to watering the hanging baskets all summer long!

Desjardins Clip and Cut for your additional care and maintenance of the public beds/park areas.

Barb and Louie Patterson for the beautiful floral display in front of the Huddleston Centre and the Legion (Lenore Robertson) for planting and tending the Centennial Park bed.

Residents, businesses, schools, churches and volunteers that give the extra effort to keep your properties clean and tidy all year.

Yard of the Month, Business in Bloom and Winterlights competitions:

Appreciation to participants and winners for allowing us to visit your outstanding properties. Also, thank you to the Judges for their time spent touring and decision making!

Clubs, organizations, individuals, businesses and contractors for your donations and support of beautification projects in the community.

Adopt-a-trail volunteers for your care and clean-up of the creek side pathways and trails thorough out the year.

Town Operational Staff & Bylaw for your daily work to keep the Town clean, watered, mowed, trimmed and well maintained all year round.

Joint Councils for your support of the hanging basket program and Pincher Planters initiatives.

Communities in Bloom Committee Members for your enthusiasm & support of various initiatives throughout the year such as Pitch-in, Business in Bloom, Yard of the Month, Light Up Lebel & Cenotaph Park, Winterlights Competition etc. Your work promotes the benefits of the CIB program and encourages community improvements in areas of tidiness, beautification, environmental and heritage initiatives. Members are: Wendy Ryan, B.J. Scott, Councilor Lorne Jackson, Cindy Jackson, Adriana Hoekstra, John Hancock, Rhonda Oczkowski, Diane Burt Stuckey. New members always welcome – a green thumb is not required, just bring ideas!

Pincher Creek is a participant in the National Communities in Bloom Program. Although we were not judged this year, it is important to keep up our “bloom rating”. For more information, contact the Recreation Office at 403-627-4322 or visit the CIB website at

People, Plants and Pride…Growing Together

Alberta RCMP and Alberta Rural Crime Watch Association sign official partnership

RCMP Alberta - Today, Deputy Commissioner Todd Shean, Commanding Officer, Alberta RCMP and Mr. Trevor Tychkowsky, President of the Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association signed a memorandum of understanding which outlines the roles each organization will play in keeping rural communities safe throughout the province.

Summer employment opportunities at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump


April 30th - September 3rd, 2018

Pincher Creek & District Historical Society is hiring Visitor Services positions for Contract "ON SITE" Employment at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, located 18km north and west of Fort Macleod, Ab.

Available Opportunities:
* Interpretive Guides
*Admissions Cashiers
* Gift Shop Clerks
* Information Assistants
*Shuttle Bus Drivers (Mid May - Mid September)

MD of Pincher Creek accepting applications for Boards and Committees members

Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9

The Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 is accepting written applications from MD residents to serve on the following Boards and Committees:
  • Agricultural Service Board
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

Collar Tire Mechanical


103 12 Street, Fort Macleod, AB
Open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday

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MD of Pincher Creek No. 9 job opportunity: Safety Coordinator


Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9
Safety Coordinator

The Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 (MD) is accepting applications for a Safety Coordinator. The position is expected to start on March 12, 2018, however, considerations will be made upon the availability of the successful candidate.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Snow day Thursday, February 15, 2018

Pincher Creek area schools will be closed Thursday, February 15 due to inclement weather and poor driving conditions, including Canyon, St. Michael's, Livingstone, and Matthew Halton schools.

Young Pincher Creek skier dies after collision with a pole at Castle Mountain

RCMP Alberta - On February 13th, 2018 at approximately 11:30 am, Pincher Creek RCMP and Emergency Services responded to the Castle Mountain Ski Resort for a report of a 10-year-old girl who had suffered serious head injuries.

The 10-year-old, a student at Canyon Elementary in Pincher Creek, was on a planned school ski trip when she lost control while skiing, striking a pole. She was wearing a helmet at the time.

Staff from the Castle Ski Hill attended and provided aid until Pincher Creek Emergency Services arrived on scene. Due to poor weather conditions, the 10-year-old was transported via ground ambulance to the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. At 9:45 pm, Pincher Creek RCMP were advised that the 10-year-old had succumbed to her injuries and was declared deceased.

Pincher Creek RCMP are assisting the medical examiner is investigating the death and Victim Services is engaged with the family of the deceased as well as the Canyon Elementary school students and staff.

The identity of the deceased is not being released.

Regarding the MD of Pincher Creek Kenow wildfire debrief


MD of Pincher Creek Kenow Wildfire
September 11, 2017

Five months following the Kenow Wildfire, ratepayers of the MD Pincher Creek Division 1 and others are not satisfied with our local government’s handling of the emergency prior to, during and following the event.

A Formal Inquiry is needed to address the ways and reasons the MD Pincher Creek failed its residents. Why was there no advance warning or evacuation, no accurate information or communication, no fire preparedness, no up-to-date MD maps or ratepayer contact information available for the use of RCMP during the evacuation?

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