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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 notice of assessment roll



The Assessment Roll for the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9, has been prepared for 2018 taxation purposes.

Notice is hereby given, as required under Section 311 of the Municipal Government Act, Chapter M-26, that assessment notices have been sent and are combined with the 2018 Tax Notice. The Assessment Roll will be open for inspection during regular office hours and will also be available online at

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Fox Theatre show times


Fox Theatre hotline 403-627-3444

Showing April 20 - 26:  


Rated 14A. Sexual Content, Nudity.
7:10 & 9:10 nightly


Held Over. 3D. Rated 14A Violence.
Showtimes:  7:00 & 9:00. Nightly
2D on Wednesday

Coming: Indian Horse, Avengers: Infinity Wars 

Showing April 27 to May 3:

Starting Friday 

Showtimes: 6:45 & 9:30 Friday and Saturday only. 
*** 7:30 nightly Sunday to Thursday ***
Saturday matinee at 2:00
Sunday matinee at 2:00 in 2D

Rated PG, disturbing scenes 
Showtimes: 7:00 & 9:00 nightly
Sunday matinee at 2:00

We accept debit cards.


Sunday, April 22, 2018

It shouldn't be like this

Joyce Sasse - “How sad it is!” That’s how I started my column last week. So much has been made of those affected by the Humboldt Hockey Bus Disaster. I don’t want to take anything away from that, but the response has made me feel even deeper pain…

I want to raise a contrasting question – about the silence and seeming apathy of so many when it comes to the unaccounted lives of “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women” across Canada.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Golden Rule

Chris Ney - One of the most well-known statements for all the ages is treat others as they treat you. It has been a staple of the culture for a long time, many religions state this and have taught on it, as well as leaders and influential people over the years. I grew up that way as well, and man it made it really easy to cast off those who treated me poorly. I would just dust off my feet and not care anymore. Then I became a follower of Jesus and started going to church and found it wasn’t any different, the people there all wanted me to treat them well even if it wasn’t returned, and if I didn’t then well, look out. I found myself saying quite often that doesn’t make sense, and returning my answer saying I will only treat you as good as you treat me.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Forces team up for southern Alberta drug bust

ALERT - ALERT, RCMP and the Blood Tribe Police Service joined forces this week to arrest three people in Fort Macleod who were allegedly selling drugs to users throughout southern Alberta.

ALERT’s Lethbridge organized crime and gang team initiated the short-term investigation earlier this month when information was received about drug trafficking in the area, specifically on the Blood and Piikani reserves west of Lethbridge.

Outdoor Recreation Coalition of Alberta approves of Porcupine Hills and Livingstone plans

Outdoor Recreation Coalition of Alberta - Various groups of outdoor recreationists, comprising of climbers, skiers, ice climbers, hikers, mountain bikers, and others, approve the draft Porcupine Hills and Livingstone management plans.  The groups and individuals supporting the Outdoor Recreation Coalition of Alberta (ORCA) are supportive of low impact and sustainable activities within the Alberta landscape.

Hwy 3 bridge lane closures in Lethbridge begin Tuesday

Government of Alberta - The bridge on Highway 3 over the Oldman River in Lethbridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction for rehabilitation work, starting Tuesday, April 24. Motorists can expect delays.  Drivers will be restricted to the westbound lanes, one in each direction, until July. The speed limit will be reduced to 50 kilometres per hour, and there will be a lane- width restriction of 3.7 metres for large truck traffic. There will be no pedestrian access to the bridge during the project.  There may also be periodic traffic delays on Coal Banks Trail and parking restrictions in the area once work is underway.  Check 511 for regular updates.

Alberta Government touts Livingstone-Porcupine Hills capital planning investments

New bridge over a water crossing in Livingstone-Porcupine Hills

Government of Alberta -
The Government of Alberta is investing in capital planning to support safe and sustainable recreational opportunities in the Livingstone-Porcupine Hills area. About $5 million in funding over four years will be used to improve and rebuild trails, install bridges over water crossings, protect fish habitat and enhance staging areas to improve access to these public lands for recreational pursuits.

Pat Stier announces retirement

Pat Stier, MLA 2012-2019

To the residents of Livingstone-MacLeod and all Albertans.

Following the upcoming UCP Annual General Meeting in May, new local UCP constituency association boards will be formed and the business of organizing for the process of selecting candidates for the 2019 election will begin.

In that regard, by the time the election is called in 2019, I will have served seven years and completed two terms as the MLA for Livingstone-Macleod. Considering that fact and the enormous amounts of time spent away from home as an MLA, my age, health, future local business opportunities and retirement, I have decided NOT to allow my name to stand as a provincial nominee contestant for 2019.

Pincher Creek and Fort Macleod to receive CARES funding

Projects in Pincher Creek and Fort Macleod are among the 62 new recipients of rond three of Alberta Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program grants. The Town of Pincher Creek will receive $ $89,543 for a project called "Energizing the Future of Pincher Creek" which intends to "expand tourism opportunities related to the newly announced Castle Parks region". Fort Macleod's Community Aquaponic Greenhouse Society's "Growing For the Future" project will receive $16,300 to support phase one of the schematic design and design development of a passive greenhouse using aquaculture food production.

In Memoriam: Venard Dean Beauregard

Venard Dean Beauregard 
1964 ~ 2018 

It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Venard “Dean” Beauregard. Dean will be lovingly missed by his sisters Verna (Bruce) Fraser, Veronica Baeuregard, Vanessa Beauregard and brothers Bruce and Peter Beauregard. Although Dean didn’t have children of his own, he loved his six nieces and nephews and nine great nieces and nephews like they were his own. He is also survived by his fur children Kacey, Maggie, Jasper and Kalesia. Dean was predeceased by his father Vernard and mother Denise Beauregard. 

Property taxes in the MD of Pincher Creek - Part 2

Jonathan Skrimshire - The 2018 property tax rates and tax levies for the Municipal District of Pincher Creek were released April 10 and reported in detail in these pages. This followup piece presents the changes in the composition of the MD's assessment base for 2018, examines the relationship between the assessment base and the property tax levies, takes a short look at the process of selecting tax rates, and presents some comparative data on residential rates in neighbouring jurisdictions.

Pincher Creek to host health care exposure event for local students

  • RhPAP Skills Event will introduce southwest Alberta high school students to careers in rural health care. 
Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan - On April 20, high school students from across southwest Alberta will come to Pincher Creek to explore and learn about different healthcare careers that exist in rural communities at an RhPAP Skills event, sponsored by the Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP), Alberta Health Services, and Livingstone Range School Division. Students from Pincher Creek, the Crowsnest Pass, Fort Macleod, and Lundbreck will participate in five skill stations, and will explore and learn about some different health-care careers that exist in rural communities.

Pincher Creek fundraiser in support of Humboldt Broncos May 17

A Family Dance Community Fundraiser in support of the Humboldt Broncos will be held at the Pincher Creek Community Hall on Thursday, May 17, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

MD of Pincher Creek warns of potential for overland flooding

Castle River during 2013 flood event (Brent and Gloria Barbero photo)

The MD of Pincher Creek has published a warning about the potential for overland flooding in the next few weeks. "A great deal of our neighboring municipalities in Southern Alberta are experiencing overland flooding within their boundaries. Due to our topography, the MD of Pincher Creek has not experienced significant overland flooding to date."

According to the release, "The weather forecasted in the next few weeks may result in a significant melt of the existing snowpack.  Residents should prepare for dealing with overland water flows that will pool in low areas and may cause dangerous situations where it is flowing. MD roads will continue to be soft and may be crossed by floodwaters where flow exceeds culvert capacity."

Environmental groups: Westslope cutthroat trout recovery efforts suffering from federal delays

The last known representative of the protected Evan-Thomas Creek stock of westslope cutthroat trout, and possibly the last known representative of the Kananaskis Valley population of that species, specimen #20150923-1517 was captured and released 23 September 2015. Sampling in 2016, and intensive sampling in 2017, found zero cutthroat trout in this stream.

Alberta Wilderness Association & Timberwolf Wilderness Society - The federal government is officially three years late on producing an action plan to recover threatened westslope cutthroat trout. Documents recently obtained under an Access to Information request by Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and Timberwolf Wilderness Society suggest that the federal government does not plan on publishing a proposed action plan until late 2019 at the earliest. The groups confirmed that at least one population has gone extinct during the past three years, with the remaining populations in jeopardy and at great risk for extinction.

Albertans reminded to cook shellfish to reduce risk of illness

Alberta Health Services - Nine cases of gastro-intestinal illness (seven in Edmonton and two in Calgary) potentially linked to consumption of raw oysters from British Columbia are under investigation prompting Alberta Health Services (AHS) to remind all Albertans of the risk of illness associated with consumption of raw shellfish, and important precautions to protect themselves.

New protection proposed for Alberta power consumers

Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd announces legislation to further modernize and strengthen Alberta’s electricity system with a focus on increasing consumer protection.
Government of Alberta - If passed, An Act to Secure Alberta’s Electricity Future would better protect consumers by empowering the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to penalize electricity and natural gas service providers for breaches of customer service, such as sending out late bills or overcharging consumers.

Green light for orphan black bear cub care

Government of Alberta - The Government of Alberta has introduced a new policy that will allow wildlife rehabilitation facilities in Alberta to accept orphaned black bear cubs.

Fatal MVC near Taber

RCMP Alberta - At approximately 3:30 pm April 18 Taber RCMP and Emergency Services were called to the scene of a single vehicle roll over on Highway 513 at the intersection of Range Road 140, south of Grassy Lakes. The female driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. Two of the three vehicle passengers were taken by ground ambulance to the local hospital. The third passenger was taken by STARS Air Ambulance, with the assistance of HALO, to hospital in Calgary.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

So much pain

Joyce Sasse - So much pain has emerged with the Humboldt Hockey Bus disaster – like a primordial cry!

But we also have been able to witness immediate response from across the country and around the world. Prayers... texting... hockey alumnus... funding campaigns being established... support mechanisms put in place...

You can’t judge me, right?

Chris Ney - We can all find bad examples of judgement, in fact I bet you don’t even have to look any further than in the mirror just like me to see someone that has the potential to judge people at any time. Some people fight through it and other go with it. Sadly, in the church world we love to judge from our platforms as we look down on the world and somehow think that just because we go to church and know God we are better than the person who is homeless, or is addicted to drugs or pornography. We cast our glances at them as if we do not struggle and that just isn’t the truth. The truth is we all struggle and one thing I have been learning is the church should never be a place of judgement and yet in a lot of places it is.

Friday, April 13, 2018

2018 Heritage Acres Special Events


Mark your Calendars!
Hours of Operation 9:00am to 5:00pm (Closed Sundays)
May 22 – September 15, 2018
Tel: 403-627-2082

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