Friday, April 24, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pincher Creek Co-op Sale April 24 - 30


Remember to enter your PIN #s at by April 26! 
 Redeem your Fuel up to Win coupons by May 7.

2015 baseball season heats up in Pincher Creek

  • Three games in a row decided by one point for Hawks
  • Little League season begins
C. Davis/T. Lucas/ J. Jackson

The Hawks lost twice this week, each time by 1 point, and earned a 1 point win over Picture Butte's Kings last week.  A very competitive season so far.

Little Leaguers hit the fields this week, in large numbers.  Pincher Creek Minor Baseball GM Carrah Walter: "In Little League it has been a GREAT start. Parents have slowly been stepping up to help coach. Practices have been going well. The weather has been holding up for us. We are just waiting to finalize teams so we can get a schedule made for the Minors and Majors. We are not taking any more registrations as teams are full. Which is always nice to see. The Crowsnest Pass is looking to merge with Pincher Creek to gain a few more Junior players."

Social media tips


Thanks to the power of smartphones, people have begun to use social media and the internet to research products they want to buy, services they may need or the entertainment they choose to enjoy.

“Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn are all social media platforms, designed for communicating with others,” says Elaine Stenbraaten, new venture specialist, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Fairview. “Some of these platforms are good for networking with your friends, colleagues and customers and others are great for communicating in business. Facebook is one of the most commonly used social media platforms. It’s an excellent tool for networking and communicating with your customers and can be a great way to communicate your brand.”

Successful Prescribed Fire in “Y-Camp” Burn Unit

Waterton Lakes National Park

Over the past two days, fire managers safely completed a highly successful prescribed fire in the Y-Camp burn unit in Waterton Lakes National Park. On April 21, ground and aerial ignition teams created a larger fire guard along the Chief Mountain Highway.  Yesterday, the rest of the main prescribed fire unit was burned using the same techniques.  Crews were able to restore fire to the entire 1200 hectare burn unit.

Dolphin Swim Club Rookie Week May 4 - 5



Monday, May 4th from 4-5pm – Mini’s & Newcomers 6 & under
Tuesday, May 5th from 4-5pm – Junior’s & Newcomers 7 & over

The coaches will do a free assessment and determine 
which of our programs best suits your swimmer.

Registration will be available.



Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Earth Day - does it really matter?

Earth Day ~ April 22

Oldman Watershed Council Planning Manager Connie Simmons

The Oldman Watershed Council marks Earth Day with a spotlight on the Headwaters Action Team!

In preparation for this Blog post, I visited Earth Day’s website, and thought a lot about how the OWC and our key partnerships with stakeholders and volunteers supports Earth Day Canada’s mission to foster and celebrate environmental respect, action and behaviour change that lessens our impact on the earth. I looked at the questions they asked:

“What can I do to help the environment?”
“How can my individual actions make a bigger difference?”
“Can the impact of one person really help the planet?”

Noah's Ark Early Learning Program open house and registration May 1


Open House and Registration for Fall Classes

To Greece and Italy for Experiential Learning Week

Joey Jackson

During all the different classes of Experiential Learning Week, 28 students and 3 chaperones were on the trip of a lifetime. Leaving on March 19th at 4 o'clock in the morning for a flight at 7 to Toronto the group of Matthew Halton students and their teachers started their drive to Calgary airport.

Architecture and Morality

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

2015 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon well attended

Town and MD working together; Kristen George, Diane Burt-Stuckey, Tara Cryderman, and Janene Day served volunteers
T. Lucas photos
Toni Lucas

The combined Town of Pincher Creek and MD of Pincher Creek Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon happened at the Community Hall on Friday, April 17. Anyone who volunteers in any capacity in and around town was welcome to attend this free event.  Organizer Kristen George was very happy with the turnout estimated to be approximately 235 people. "I helped out last year, just setting up and cleaning up, and this year I was the organizer," she said of the annual event. "Everyone always looks forward to seeing each other and visiting with each other. It's always hard to say how many people attended, but the seats were filled, and I saw a lot of happy people. there is such great community involvement here. There are so many groups involved in so many things."

Community gardens a growing phenomenon

Rita Aman, Medicine Hat Community Health Services
I grew up on a farm, and I remember the huge garden my mom kept. It seemed less of a hobby and more of a duty, because the garden provided for our family of seven. Vegetables were frozen, canned or kept in cold storage and lasted until the next garden harvest. I don’t recall having store-bought produce very often.

Clean up time, Pincher Creek

Kristen George. Town of Pincher Creek

The Pincher Creek Communities in Bloom Committee is participating in the annual Pitch-In Canada program again this spring. This is a national program to encourage communities to take volunteer action for community clean-up, recycling etc. Participation can help us to gain recognition for Community Involvement and Tidiness under the Communities in Bloom Program.

Jessi Chrapko becomes Canada's youngest Triple Certified Gold Equine Trainer

Cassie Hadford and Jessi Chrapko high five at a show
Photos contributed by Sandy Chrapko
Toni Lucas

Jessi Chrapko was raised one mile west of Pincher Creek on the SSS Morgans Ranch.  22 years old, she's currently at the University of Lethbridge taking courses in Management and Political Science, and she has recently become the youngest Triple Certified Gold Equine Trainer internationally.  "I was put on a horse when I was three years old.  When I was 7, I got my own horse and took off from there," said Chrapko.  "I joined 4-H when I was 9 and got into the showing aspect more that way.  I loved it and tried everything I could possibly try.  My parents were awesome and let me try everything they (horses) are my passion.  I just got all those credentials last fall it is very exciting."

Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom team hits the water in Brazil

Campeonato Mundial de Canoagem Slalom 2007
Ian Miller, CanoeKayak Canada

FOZ DO IGUASSU, BRAZIL – A team of 18 athletes and four coaches will represent Canada at the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships kicking off tomorrow in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil.

The Men's K1 U23 Team includes Ryley Penner of Lundbreck, Women’s K1 Junior Team includes Hannah Penner, also of Lundbreck.

Pincher Creek Humane Society


Pincher Creek Humane Society/SPCA
Respect & Care for ALL Animals

Updated contact information:
P.O. Box 2647,  Pincher Creek, Alberta  T0K 1W0
1068 Kettles Street
Telephone: (403) 627-5191
Fax: (403) 627-1406

Also we will be holding a grand opening on June 12th so please come join us for the festivities.

The Pincher Creek Humane Society has a wide range of animals waiting to be adopted. Whether you want a puppy or kitten or a more mature dog or cat there is someone for you.


Y-Camp prescribed fire in Waterton Lakes National Park

Update April 21, 2015: Today, fire managers will begin to ignite a 1200 hectare “Y-Camp” burn
unit. It is east of the Waterton River, south of Hwy 5/6, between Chief
Mountain Highway and where the Lower Waterton Lake meets the Dardanelles
(see map). Ignition operations may take up to two days.

Parks Canada

April 10, 2015

Original release:

Parks Canada staff are in the final stages of preparation for the Y-Camp Prescribed Fire. Small-scale burning along the fire guards began in March and will continue over the next week. When fire management resources are in place and the predetermined conditions are met relating to weather, predicted fire behaviour and smoke management, ignition of the entire area will proceed. These conditions may present themselves as early as the next week.

Fox Theatre show times


Fox Theatre hotline 403-627-3444

Make a movie here

Photos: T. Lucas/C. Davis
From: Southern Alberta 2005-2015

Cowley Lions Pancake Breakfast and Community Garage Sale April 25

Cowley Lions at 2013 Pancake Breakfast
Cowley Lions Pancake Breakfast and Community Garage Sale
Saturday, April 25     8:00 am start time
Cowley Hall

Silver collection Pancake Breakfast  8:00 - 11:00 am
Garage sale 8:00 am - Noon
Contact Lorna for table booking 403-628-3622

Agnes Thibert presented with Lundbreck Senior Citizen of the Year Award

Lundbreck Senior Citizen of the Year Agnes Thibert
Toni Lucas

President of the Lundbreck Windsor Heritage Seniors Group George Dowson presented the Lundbreck Senior Citizen of the Year Award to Agnes Thibert at the Volunteer Apreciation Luncheon at the Pincher Creek Community Hall on Friday, April 17. Thibert said "It has been a privilege to volunteer for the Windsor Heritage Drop In Centre. It has enriched my life, and I have met so many people, I should be saying thanks to you."

Kim Hurst presented with Lundbreck Citizen of the Year Award

Toni Lucas

President of the Lundbreck Citizens Advisory Council Peggy Dingreville presented the Lundbreck Citizen of the Year award to Kim Hurst at the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held at the Pincher Creek Community Hall on Friday, April 17. Hurst took a moment to address the crowd, "I guess I would just like to say thank you, and again, I really, really enjoy helping many different communities, and that's why I do what I do." Hurst thanked her family, saying that she could not do all that she does without their support.

Pincher Creek and District Agricultural Society Summer Employment Opportunity


Pincher Creek and District Agricultural Society
Summer Employment Opportunity 
May to August 2015

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