Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Morning rush: Breakfast meal trends

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development 

An Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) specialist says the last four to five years have seen some interesting developments in breakfast trends in Canada.

“Market research shows that while skipping breakfast has declined in Canada, consumers are heading out of their homes in search of breakfast more often than previously,” says Jeewani Fernando, provincial consumer market analyst, ARD, Edmonton. “Cafes and fast-food restaurants are top of mind for away-from-home breakfast options. That said, many consumers source their breakfast at home more often than any other meal. Food trucks and ethnic flavours are making their mark on breakfast meals, too. These trends are creating many opportunities for food processors and restaurants owners alike.”

Making hay when it's cool and wet

Agriculture and Rural Development

When dealing with forage put up under less than ideal moisture time is of the essence.

“Cool and wet fall weather is great for pasture recovery and for easing forages into dormancy, but not so good for drying hay,” says Linda Hunt, forage specialist, Alberta Ag-Info Centre, Stettler. “It’s not uncommon for fall conditions in the central and northern areas of the province to be too cool and wet to allow the swath to get down to the ideal 15-18 per cent moisture. So what do you do when your second cut is on the ground and it is too dry to silage but too wet for hay?”

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Policing in Alberta to October 21, 2014

Missing Red Deer teen Megan L’Hirondelle
Missing Rosalind man Jayson Ambrose
Missing Grande Prairie woman Erin Moses
Woman sought for robbery and kidnapping
Medicine Hat man a risk to children
Violent offender released in Calgary area
Suspect sought in fatal Valleyview hit and run
Pincher Creek RCMP weekly summary
Airdrie City RCMP weekend summary
Grande Prairie RCMP weekend summary
Medicine Hat Police Service weekend review
Edmonton CBSA 3rd quarter highlights
Calgary CBSA 3rd quarter highlights
Ohio man sentenced in Carway gun smuggling incident
Argument in Airdrie results in serious injuries, arrest
Structure fire in Lethbridge
Fort Chipeweyan structure fire under investigation
Maskwacis man charged with homicide in death of teen
Fatal MVC near Vermilion
Motorcyclist killed in Hwy 63 collision
Power pole hit and run in Two Hills
Pedestrians injured in For McMurray
Man dies after 11 story fall in Fort McMurray
Assault with a weapon in Medicine Hat
Collision results in injuries, charges for Medicine Hat cyclist

Missing Red Deer teen Megan L’Hirondelle

Missing: Megan L'Hirondelle

Pincher Creek Ducks Unlimited holds 32nd annual banquet

Kristin Dyck and Remy at Ducks Unlimited bash
T. Lucas photos
Toni Lucas

"I think it was an excellent turnout tonight," said Chairman of the Pincher Creek Ducks Unlimited Gordon Dyck during the organization's 32nd Annual Banquet held in the Pincher Creek Community Hall on Saturday, October 18. "It was bigger than last year, we had about 220 people come out."   Ducks Unlimited has a mandate to conserve wetlands.

Niki Flundra hosts ground control and Liberty Horse training session at Pincher Pavilion

Niki Flundra and Zyeda
Toni Lucas

Professional trick rider and liberty horse entertainer Niki Flundra held a ground control and beginning liberty horse training clinic in the Pincher Creek Agricultural Society Pavilion on the weekend of October 18-19 to 14 people. Ground control is being able to control your horse from the ground and Liberty is a style of riding that is free of bridles or lead lines. The person gives commands with body positioning, movements, verbally, or with a tool such as a whip. Flundra has a very busy schedule with live shows and a young and growing family, but she enjoys teaching and holds 3 or 4 clinics a year.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Reader objects to panhandling complaint

In regards to Kim Sutherland's letter of Saturday October 18th. (Editor's note: see "Panhandling concerns citizen")

I found your letter to be insensitive and way off the mark. While no one may come out and say it it is apparent to anyone who lives in Pincher Creek that you are speaking of members of the First Nations population who are homeless or on the streets during the day. I am so happy that education of the First Nations Genocide that occurred in Canada is now going to be taught in schools in Alberta in grades K-12. Perhaps it will give people the ability to extend our compassion to First Nations people for the the horrific circumstances they were forced to endure (including loss of language, culture, sexual and physical abuse and mass murder) - that it will take multiple generations to heal and recover from - instead of complaining that it is they who inconvenience us as we go about our day. Just a thought.

Auralea Boldt

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Fire Advisory Notice issued for MD of Pincher Creek No. 9

Effective Date: October 20, 2014

Pincher Creek Emergency Services

Due to the warm, windy, and dry conditions our fire hazard has increased dramatically. As well, most of grass is well into the curing stage making it much more available as fuel. For these reasons, 10 day fire permits will not be issued until conditions improve.

Seasonal permits for fire pits are not affected.

If you do have a permitted fire be sure to follow all the conditions of the permit. You are responsible for the fire.

For more information call 403-627-5333.

Pedestrian struck by truck in front of Post Office in Pincher Creek (update #2)

Toni Lucas

A pickup truck collided with a male pedestrian in front of the Pincher Creek Post Office at approximately 10:30 am today, October 20. It was reported that the male was under the vehicle before Pincher Creek Emergency Services came on scene, but the male was out from under the vehicle when emergency crews arrived. The person was taken to the hospital with undetermined injuries. Pincher Rescue, Command, Ambulance, and RCMP responded to the incident.

"Basically, we had a southbound truck headed on East Avenue just leaving the Post Office," explained Pincher Creek RCMP Cst. Chris Allnutt. According to Cst. Allnutt it appears the truck stopped for a pedestrian and failed to see a second pedestrian before heading forward, striking the second pedestrian and dragging him for a short distance before coming to a stop. The man's injuries were reported to be quite severe but it is possible the victim may be cleared from the hospital today.

"It's actually noteworthy that the Beaver Mines Fire Chief (Allen Tapay) may have saved this guy," added Cst. Allnutt. "He was coincidentally there and was able to start the CPR and help the injured victim. He was there, and ready. He deserves some credit, I think."

Update #2: Interview with Captain Allen Tapay

Captain Allen Tapay is an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) in charge of Beaver Mines Fire Station which operates under Pincher Creek Emergency Service.  Beaver Mines, Cowley and Lundbreck have volunteer fire services.

Beaver Mines Fire Captain Allen Tapay was getting into his vehicle after collecting his mail when he and his wife heard a woman scream. "A fellow just was struck in the crosswalk, two cars down," Tapay said. He quickly discovered the man was pinned under the truck bumper, his face up against the tire. Tapay phoned for help, and assessed the situation. "He wasn't breathing.  I thought of waiting for Rescue to lift it off of him, but when I saw he wasn't breathing, I decided 'life over limb'."

The driver was instructed to put his vehicle in reverse, and back off of the man, so Tapay could then start CPR.  "I resuscitated him just before the ambulance showed up."

"I would say he was down three or four minutes before I got him going.  They probably could have resuscitated him without me, but I had him going before they showed up."

"It's really nice that the fellow is alive and I am happy that I was there and able to do something for him.  Too often we get to a scene, and it's too late to help somebody.  I don't know if this guy is out of the woods yet.  I just happened to be at the right place, or maybe the wrong place, at the right time, depending on how you look at it."

"I would really like to say it was not so much me, as the training I have received through the Pincher Creek Fire and EMS, may be the reason that this guy is alive.  Without the training that they have taught me over the years, I wouldn't know what to do."

"I really hope more people would consider joining the Fire Department."

"Definitely take first aid, and CPR training.  As a bystander, it only takes the once."

"This was the first in a lifetime for me, and I have come on traffic accidents before.  I have been a fireman for 13 years, going on 14 here right away, so I have been to a few scenes. It's really the training that makes a difference."  Tapay said it is because he has taken training in farm vehicle extraction that he knew to ask "Are you in the right state of mind to put it in reverse and back up?"

PCES Chief Dave Cox presents Beaver Mines Fire Chief Allen Tapay (right) with 12 year Service Award in 2013
C. Davis file photo

Register for free water well management workshop



Working Well Free Workshop

November 13th, 2014 – Heritage Inn Pincher Creek
6:30 pm

Consider how your life would change if you lost your water supply!

Did you know that a poorly maintained water well can put your water supply at risk of contamination and reduce your well yield?

Lethbridge Ladies Auxilliary to disband after more than 70 years

Alberta Health Services Lethbridge

They started out gathering informally more than 70 years ago – women from different churches knitting socks for Second World War soldiers and stitching pyjamas and bedding for sick children at the city’s historic Galt Hospital.

In 1943, they made it official and formed an auxiliary.                              

After decades of tireless service, fundraising and care that contributed immeasurably to patient comfort and care, the auxiliary is disbanding. The organization’s most recent president, June Kometz, died in 2013, leaving the position vacant. A lack of new membership and the advancing age of remaining members have spelled the end to an era.

Policing in Alberta to October 20, 2014

Stabbing at bus transit centre in Edmonton
Motorcyclist fatality near Boyle
Fatal Sturgeon County MVC

Helicopter sabotaged near Eckville
Thefts from rural property near Brooks
Vandalism to vehicle in Brooks
Fatal MVC in Banff
Charges laid in Edmonton homicide

Sunday, October 19, 2014

St. Michael's School holds 2014 Sword and Shield Academic Awards night

Toni Lucas

Principal Don Kuchinson
St. Michael's School held their 2014 Sword and Shield Academic Awards Night on October 16, 2014. Acting as the Master of Ceremonies was Principal Don Kuchinson, who thanked everyone for attending. "Tonight we honour those students who have achieved academic success from grades 6 - 12 for the 2013 -2014 school year." After all the awards were presented, Principal Kuchinson acknowledged the hard work of the students, their parents, families, and school staff for all of their efforts to help create a place where students can excel. Afterward everyone was invited to the mall in the school for refreshments.

2014 Sword and Shield Awards

Math Awards recipients

Jr. A Volleyball - Boys and Girls Dragons host Cobras

Jr. A Boys Dragons
Jr. A Girls DragonsT. Lucas photos/video
Toni Lucas

The Junior A Boys and Junior A Girls St. Michael's Dragons Volleyball teams hosted their Willow Creek Composite High School (WCCHS) Cobras counterparts in the Dale Wentz Memorial Gym on Thursday, October 16. The two games were played simultaneously in a split gym, making for a lot of action to follow for the spectators present. Each school finished with one in the win column, with the Dragon Boys winning their match, and the Cobra Girls winning theirs.   All four teams put in a good effort, with some good sustained action on the courts.

Peewee Mustangs host Raymond's Comets

Raymond Peewee Comets
C. Davis photos/video
Coach Nelson

Well Mustang football fans, this is a first for me, but in the likeness of Coach Tom I thought I would try to do a write up from our October 16th  peewee home game, and I emphasize try.

This was a new challenge for me. A few weeks ago I was an assistant coach with little experience, and I heard a rumour that I may be coaching the October 16th game , due to the other Coaches had other commitments. I though 'Well. its just a rumour, it wont happen'. Well, all those who attended the game know it was not a rumour.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Midget Huskies begin season with a win at home against Rebels

The end of a winning Huskies shift
C. Davis photos/video
Chris Davis

Pincher Creek's Midget Huskies held their home and season opener at the Memorial Community Centre Arena on Friday evening, October 17, with the Foremost/Bow Island Rebels proving to be an ideal team to host for the event.  The Huskies romped to a 7-3 win over the Rebels, but not before both teams put on a three-period crowd pleasing display of relentless hockey.

2014/15 4-H season begins for Pincher Creek area clubs

Silver Reins helps out at Heritage Acres fundraiser

Rocky Mountain 4-H Swine Club returns

Nelz Vance, Rocky Mountain 4-H Swine Club reporter
Nelz Vance is going into his 4th year as a member of the Rocky Mountain 4-H Swine Club, which accepts members from the ages of 9 - 18 years old. This year he is taking on the position of reporter. There are 10 kids registered with the club this year. The club did not run last year because there were not enough kids registered, but they have 4 new members for this season. This year all the kids will be doing a Market Hog Project. "We have to keep a record book," said Vance. Part of those records must contain how much each pig is fed, what they weigh when they buy them, how many pounds they gain per day, how much they sell for, and other information. Vance said all the kids get their pigs in March.

"We have speech or demonstration," he said about one of the mandatory efforts of the club - Public Speaking. "I like all of the activities that we do," Vance said. Those change each year but Vance has done wall climbing and white water rafting with the club. Vance is 12 years old that goes to St. Michael's School. He plays of the Peewee Chinooks as defence.

Foothills 4-H Beef Club Re-organizational/General Meeting Oct. 25

Foothills 4-H Beef Club will be holding a re-organizational/General meeting on Saturday, October 25 at 7:00 pm at the Horseshoe Pavilion where the new members will finalize their projects for the upcoming year and hold elections for all positions. For further information, please contact Michel at 627-2511.

Governor General to be Presented with symbolic First Poppy of the 2014 National Poppy Campaign

Government of Canada

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada and patron of The Royal Canadian Legion, will receive the symbolic first poppy of the 2014 National Poppy Campaign from Comrade Tom Eagles, Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion. The ceremony will be held at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 3 p.m.

Policing in Alberta to October 18, 2014

Missing Cold Lake teen Diamond Horwath
Red Deer ATB robber sought (update)
Perfume theft in St. Albert
Edmonton Pastor charged with child porn offences
$50,000 oil field tool recovered
Injury collision on Highway 2
Vandal floods mall in St. Albert
Pedestrian vs. Vehicle: What Do You Know?
Fugitive Lance James Peters apprehended
Gleichan RCMP officer faces criminal charges
2 youths charged for armed robbery in Red Deer
Fender bender on Waterton Ave. Pincher Creek
Commercial B&E in Brooks
Red Deer RCMP arrest impaired driver after near-collisions
Second suspect charged in March Edmonton homicide
Record hashish seizure by ALERT
Canada appalled by attack on UN Peacekeepers
Skyway Foundation of Canada charity registration revoked

Missing Cold Lake teen Diamond Horwath

Missing: Diamond Horwarth

The Cold Lake RCMP is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 15 year old female.
Diamond Horwath was last seen on October 12, 2014 at 5:10 p.m. leaving the Grande Square Cinema in Cold Lake. Diamond was last seen wearing a black vest, black top, black pants and black boots. Diamond is described as 5'3" and 125lbs.

Missing: Diamond Horwath
If you have information, please call the Cold Lake RCMP at (780) 594-3302. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477, or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.

Red Deer ATB robber sought (update)

Red Deer RCMP now have surveillance photos and a more detailed description of the clothing worn by the male suspect responsible for robbing the ATB Financial located in Bower Place Shopping Centre parking lot at approximately 12:50 pm yesterday October 17 in Red Deer. No one was injured during the robbery.

Red Deer robbery suspect

The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 5’5” tall
  • Approximatel
  • Wearing a bright red or pink jacket, black and white checkered pants and white shoesy 175 lbs
  • Pale skin with flushed red cheeks 
RCMP will send updates as new information becomes available.

Anyone with information that may assist the police in identifying the suspect responsible for this crime is asked to call Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com

Perfume theft in St. Albert

On October 8, 2014, at approximately 8:15 p.m., a male adult grabbed an unknown quantity of perfume and cologne from the counter in the Shoppers Drug Mart store located near the Sturgeon hospital in St. Albert, Alberta. The suspect ran out of the store with the stolen merchandise and jumped into a white construction truck that had a gasoline slip tank in the back.  To date, the RCMP have not been able to identify the suspect, so a picture of the suspect is being released to the public.

Perfume theft suspect

Panhandling concerns citizen

My name is Kim Sutherland. I am writing this letter in regards to the ongoing problem in our town.  When I walk down Main Street and see some of our local panhandlers my stomach just turns. I either have to walk fast past them, or go on the other side of the street, because they either ask me for money, of they ask for smokes.

I work very hard for my money as well as everybody else that gets up everyday and goes to work. There are people who have to work 2 or 3 jobs to make ends meet. So why do we have to as a society not feel comfortable to go out into a business without them asking for something?

For sale - Oak dining set


For Sale
Solid oak table with four chairs. 
 $1,000.00. Phone 627 4282.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Livingstone Macleod Constituency Office


Please feel free to contact our office should you have any questions or concerns!

Pat Stier, MLA
Livingstone Macleod

Toll Free: 1-800-565-0962

Legislature Office
725 Legislature Annex
9718 107 St.
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1E4
Tel: 780-427-1707

Constituency Office
Box 1209
Suite A, 2019 20 Ave.
Highway #2 North
Nanton, Alberta T0L 1R0
Tel: 403-646-6256 Fax: 403-646-6250

Town Council sends letter to Minister supporting continued postal services

Toni Lucas

The Town of Pincher Creek received a letter from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) expressing concerns about changes in postal services that include the loss of door to door delivery services, Post Offices shutting down in smaller communities, along with other issues.  CUPW requested the Town of Pincher Creek send a letter  to the Minister  of Transport regarding these changes to Canadian Postal Services.  At the regular meeting of council on September 29 the council agreed to draft a letter that specifically addresses the concerns of this community rather than use the one prepared by CUPW.  At the regular meeting of Council on October 14, council unanimously agreed to send a letter that had been drafted by administration at council's request, with minor changes to how the Minister was to be addressed.

Co-op Sale on from October 17 - 23


Co-op Sale on from October 17 through 23 unless otherwise marked
Pincher Creek Co-op has great savings in every department. 

Policing in Alberta to October 17, 2014 (updated)

Missing Sylvan Lake teen FOUND
Man wanted for Calgary B&Es
Three charged in southern AB event ticket scam
Two men sought for Calgary homicide information
Bomb threat in Wetaskiwin
Grande Prairie residence hit by gunfire
Medical distress leads to drugs, guns in Whitecourt

Alcohol fueled collision injures two in Airdrie
Fire in Balzac
Theft of diesel fuel in Beaverlodge
Red Deer impaired driver arrested after near-collisions
Parkland County drug arrests
Fatal crash near Gregoire

Missing Sylvan Lake teen FOUND

Man wanted for Calgary B&Es

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to locate a man wanted on warrants for a series of commercial break and enters.

Wanted: Robert Kelly WELLINGFORD, AKA Robert Keith MCLAUGHLIN

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