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Friday, August 26, 2016

Cardston Drug Mart robbed, RCMP request assistance


RCMP Cardston - The RCMP request assistance in solving a break and enter.  On Sunday, August 21, 2016 the Value Drug Mart in Cardston, Alberta was broken into at approximately 3:30 am.  The culprit made off with several bottles of over the counter medication.

The suspect is described as:
  • Male
  • 6’ feet tall
  • 130 pounds
  • Wearing a black sweater
  • Black jeans
  • Adidas shoes
  • Red balaclava
If you have information about this investigation, please call the Cardston RCMP at 403-653-4932 or call your local police detachment.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 403-320-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS),  by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Postal workers union issues 72-hour job action notice

Christian Davis - The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) announced today that it was filing a 72-hour notice of job action after it said Canada Post management declined to agree to a 24-hour extension of negotiations requested by federal Minister of Labour MaryAnn Mihychuk.  CUPW has a strike mandate that is set to expire at midnight eastern time today, Thursday August 25.  According to CUPW  "In the notice it sent to management, CUPW listed its anticipated job actions but has stopped short of walking off the job."  CUPW national president Mike Palecek said  “We are still willing to withdraw our notice if Canada Post agrees to an extension."

Register now for Music for Young Children

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Music for Young Children
Piano, movement, singing, rhythm, games and more!
Classes for children ages 4 - 7 yrs start Sept 5 - 9
Contact Carrie Cooley to register:
hm 403.627.5402 / cell 403.632.7191

Register now for the Moonshadow Run

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Moonshadow Run
2.5K, 5K & 10K Fun Run
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Register today! 
403 627 4322
You will not be guaranteed a participant T-shirt if you register after 12:00 pm noon on August 31st

Book your booth for the 2016 Pincher Creek Trade Show

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Pincher Creek Trade Show
September 9 & 10, 2016
Book your booth today!
Hosted by the Pincher Creek Chamber of Commerce
www.pincherchamber.ca/trade-show.html

2016 Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo


C.Davis/T.Lucas -  The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association's 2016 Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo was held last weekend, August 18-21. The weekend began with the opening of the beer gardens and team roping on Thursday evening.  A kids Gymkhana was held Friday morning, and Friday was Tough Enough to Wear Pink day as the rodeo kicked into high gear.  It was damp on Thursday but the skies cleared by  Friday and the three main days of the event were held under bright blue sunny skies, perfect rodeo weather.

Watch out for school buses or face hefty fines

Mel Massini and Sharon Roberts holding awareness campaign posters
T. Lucas photo

Toni Lucas - Pincher Creek First Student busing wants to remind the public that school season is about to begin starting September 1. This means young people walking in town and in the country, going to school, and school bus stops. First Student faced a dilemma in the spring when they realized an alarming number of drivers were passing buses that were in the process of picking up or dropping off children. To raise awareness First student started a 'Reds Flashing = No Passing' campaign. Now they are upping the ante: 'Don't fly past school buses with flashing red lights... because our eagle eyes are on the lookout.' What that means is RCMP Auxiliary Constable Mel Massini will be randomly riding along in school buses to observe and take down license plate numbers.  He stated he is willing and ready to appear in court to testify against those who just don't get it.

Town Council hears from Creekside Condos delegation regarding concerns about roads and taxes


Toni Lucas - Dr. Tom Halbert was the spokesperson for a delegation from the senior residential complex Creekside Condos at the regular meeting of Town council on Monday, August 22, 2016.  Creekside Condos representatives previously appeared before Town Council on July 28, 2015.  At that time the delegation asked the Town of Pincher Creek the Town of Pincher Creek to assume ownership of the road Adelaide Crescent and all roads in front of the different Creekside Condo units. (Click here for that story.)

Garage Sale

Garage Sale
Saturday Aug. 27, 9am-2pm
575 Charlotte St.
Children's toys and games
Adult miscellanea

Garage/yard sale announcements are published for free, email pinchercreekvoice@gmail.com with your (brief) information

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Fox Theatre show times

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Fox Theatre hotline 403-627-3444

Showing August 19-25:

Ice Age: Collision Course
3D, PG
7:00 pm daily

Suicide Squad
held over, 3D, eated 14A
9:00 pm daily

Bad Moms
7:10pm and 9:10 pm daily

Bad Mom's Night out Thursday August 25
Doors open at 8:30 pm with a cocktail party followed buy the movie at 9:15 
Tickets available at the Fox theatre.

Showing Aug. 26 - Sept. 1:

Sausage Party
rated 18 A
7:10 pm and 9:10 pm

Pete's Dragon
rated G, 3-D
7:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm

Don't forget to bring your own bowl for Bring Your Own Bowl Wednesdays.

2016 Pincher Creek Rodeo Parade


T. Lucas/C.Davis - The 2016 Pincher Creek Rodeo Parade was held Saturday, August 20 along Main Street under a blue sunny sky.  The parade featured the theme 'Through the Ages' with many of the floats having some sort of time related theme, whether past, present, future or some combination of the three.  Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, this was a judged event with ribbons handed out in various categories (results are near the end of this article).  This parade is all about family. Every year.

Metabolic Precision information night to be held Sept. 7

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A 12-week Body Transformation program that gets you the results you have always wanted

There will be an information night held at
Monster fitness on Wednesday, September 7th between 5-7pm.

Childcare issues under the microscope in Pincher Creek area

LaVonne Rideout and Launa Clark

Toni Lucas - Close to 20 Pincher Creek childcare workers recently attended one of several meetings to discuss childcare for residents who live in the area. The age range of the children discussed ran from birth to 12 years old. The meetings were run by Motivention President Launa Clark and Pincher Creek Parent Link's Executive Director LaVonne Rideout.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pincher Creek & District Historical Society to celebrate 50 years at KBPV

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Pincher Creek & District Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary Weekend of Celebrations!
At Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village (KBPV).

Wide load travelling from Calgary to Bellevue Wed. Aug. 24

511 Alberta map

According to 511.Alberta.ca, from 1:00 am to 6:00 pm Wednesday August 24 a wide load (10.97m wide x 4.88m high) will be moved from Calgary for Bellevue travelling south on Deerfoot Trail, south on Highway 2, west on Highway 540, south on Highway 22, and finally west on Highway 3 to site.

CBSA in Western Canada urges US travellers to leave handguns at home


Canada Border Services Agency - Today the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) launches a Firearms Awareness campaign in Western Canada, to inform United States (US) travellers about Canadian firearm laws.

$100,000 jewellery theft from Waterton store


RCMP Pincher Creek  - RCMP Pincher Creek are investigating the theft of over $100 000.00 in diamonds and jewellery. The items were stolen sometime between Saturday August 20 and Sunday August 21 from the Lost Art Jewellery store located in Waterton Lakes National Park. Staff from the store discovered the theft when they opened for business on Monday August 22, immediately notifying members of the Waterton RCMP detachment.

If you have information, please call the Pincher Creek RCMP at 403-627-6010. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Fatal single vehicle rollover near Redcliff


RCMP Alberta - On August 22, 2016 at approximately 1:45 pm, Redcliff RCMP members responded to a single vehicle rollover on Township Road 114. A vehicle being driven by a 62 year old woman entered the ditch and rolled. The driver succumbed to her injuries at the scene and one male passenger in the vehicle and was injured, was taken by ambulance to hospital for treatment and held overnight.

No alcohol or drugs are suspected in this incident and no charges are pending. Names of the persons involved will not be released.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hanna calves missing


RCMP Alberta - Sometime between July 22 and August 6, 2016, owners of a rural property near Highway 36 and Township Road 33-4 noted two of their calves went missing; the calves are a Saler-Angus cross. Both calves are red or red and white in colour.  The RCMP is reminding the public to report any suspicious persons or vehicles immediately by calling the complaint line at (403) 854-3391.

Pincher Creek RCMP summary for Aug. 15-21, 2016


Pincher Creek RCMP - The following is an overview of the nature of the complaints that the Pincher Creek Detachment received for the period of August 15-21, 2016.   Note that the summary indicates what was reported to the police and may not have been substantiated.

Total calls for service – 82
Assaults – 3
Break and Enter (residential) – 1
Fraud / Forgery - 1
Mischief (vandalism) - 5
Theft under $5000 - 2
Impaired Driving - 1
Drugs - 2
Disturbing the Peace - 5 
Driving complaints (general) – 6
MV Collisions - 10
Liquor offences - 12
Suspicious occurrences (general) - 2
Assistance to General Public (general) - 2
Assistance to other agencies - 3
False Alarms - 2
911 calls (invalid) - 2
Animal calls - 2
Municipal Bylaws (barking dogs / noise / OHV) - 2
Prisoners held – 10

2016 Children's Festival and Dance in the Park another huge success


Toni Lucas - A Children's Festival, Dance, and Movie in the Park was held in the park behind Pincher Creek's Town Hall on the evening of Friday, August 19. The event was hosted by the Town of Pincher Creek Recreation department. The event was free to the public as were many of the attractions.  Town of Pincher Creek Summer Activity Coordinator Kiera Greenly organized the 2016 Pincher Creek Children's Festival.  She has a good understanding of the event as she has been bringing younger family members to it for about 4 years.

In memory of Ferol Jean Davis

FEROL JEAN DAVIS
(Dec. 17, 1927 – Aug. 16, 2016)

Ferol, wife of Howard Davis, passed away after a brief time at the Pincher Creek Health Care Centre on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at the age of 88 years.

Ferol was born at home on the family farm in Lima County, Illinois to Truman and Lydia Waite. She was an identical twin to her sister Carol and the older sister to brother Daryl. Ferol (& Carol) enjoyed their childhood years on the family farm, especially riding their much-loved ponies.

CBSA makes multiple border arrests in July

Handgun, overcapacity magazines, and suspected drugs seized at Coutts on July 12

Canada Border Services Agency - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share a sample of July highlights from its border crossings in southern Alberta, including the following gun seizures at Coutts:

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.

Videos of the 2016 Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo



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