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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Métis solstice climb of Mount Albert

Submitted -
On June 21st, starting at 4 am, a group of 21 began the ascent up Mount Albert, the tallest peak in Beauvais Lake Provincial Park for the summer solstice. There were four members representing the Métis Nation and the many Métis who had settled on the land within and the surrounding areas of what is now the park. Remnants of their homesteads are still present.

Beauvais Lake Métis Gathering Camp Out July 3-6


Beauvais Lake Métis Gathering Camp Out
Tuesday July 3, Wednesday July 4, Thursday July 5, &
Friday July 6/2018 at the Homestead Group Camp

Arrive at 4:00 pm on Tuesday. Activities take place on
Wednesday and Thursday, clean up and farewell on Friday
after breakfast.

Entertainment by Nate Baker and Chris Davis
Jam Sessions
Fiddle and guitar lessons

Historical walks
Campfire stories
Dance lessons
Capote & mitten making
Tomahawk throwing
and more.

If you want to fish, bring your license and your gear.
Phone the office at 403-627-1884 to reserve your spot.

On site catering provided by DB Catering.

Friday, June 22, 2018

PCESC warns of telephone scams

PCESC - The Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission would like to extend a warning to all residents that there have been reports of telephone scammers looking for donations for local fire departments in Alberta.  In some cases, the callers have been using the name of a local emergency services member to request the donation.  Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission is not canvasing for donations via telephone. If you receive a call requesting a donation please do not provide a donation.

"It's not always easy to spot a scam," says the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. "New ones are invented every day. If you suspect that you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don't be embarrassed — you're not alone."

To report a fraud, or for more information, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or at this link. 

Second annual Fathers Day Cruise and Shine a fun event for the whole family

Toni Lucas - Mark and Ashton Goss each attended the second annual Pincher Creek Cruise and Shine event on Sunday, June 18th, Father's Day along Main Street.  "I had to drag dad out," admitted Ashton.  They each went in their own show cars, parked side by side and indulged their love of vehicles while spending the day with each other and talking about their own cars and poking fun at each other.  That was only one of many stories about how this Father's Day car show brought families for a pleasant afternoon.

4-H Silver Reins Light Horse Club Achievement Day results

4-H Silver Reins Light Horse Club 2017/18: Ruby Spranza on Pal, Jessie Terpstra on Lucky, Kim Turnbull on Lena, Judge Kyle O'Brien, Ring Steward Janet Taylor, Dakota Grineage on Stretch, Brynn Grose on Digbi, Kelly Turnbull on Lady, Johnny Terpstra on Jeremy

Toni Lucas - 4-H Silver Reins Light Horse Club  2018 Achievement Day was held at Heritage Acres on Saturday, June 9.  The club has seven participants who started with the club in September, but many have been with the club for multiple years. Achievement day tested the abilities and personal growth of these young riders, who are broken up in age groups. Held in such a public place the children are not only judged for their abilities and comportment, they also have the opportunity of getting to show their progress to people who came to see the Heritage Acres Horse Show.

Windy Slopes puts donation dollars to good use

Members of the Windy Slopes Health Foundation Board, volunteers, and donors

Chris Davis - On June 13 members of the Windy Slopes Health Foundation (WSHF) board gathered at the Pincher Creek Health Centre to thank Glen and Lois Mumey for a $10,000 donation and to have a look at recent purchases intended to improve both the quality of care the centre offers and the quality of life for patients and staff members.

Recycle Fair cleans up again

Town staff Eric Van Ee, and Nic Jordan 
Toni Lucas - Pincher Creek's 2018 annual Waste Roundup/Reuse Fair Saturday, June 16 at the Ranchland Mall parking lot. There was a somewhat lower attendance than usual possibly due to the rain that was steadily falling throughout the day or that with this event being held annually people have had a chance to keep up on their waste item build up.

Minister Ganley on federal cannabis legislation

Government of Alberta - Kathleen Ganley, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, issued the following statement today after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced October 17, 2018 as the formal date for cannabis legalization:

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Annual Cricket Match to be held June 24 at Sproule Field


Annual Pincher Creek Cricket Match
2:00 pm Sunday, June 24
Everyone welcome
Come to play, Come to watch, Come for fun!

U of L students log more than 7,500 volunteer hours

Bryce Baker spent a co-op term marketing the UVolunteer program.
University of Lethbridge - Almost 600 University of Lethbridge students have volunteered more than 7,500 hours at community organizations as they learn first-hand about civic engagement through the UVolunteer program.

LRSD announces Dr. Lloyd Cavers Scholarship 2018 recipients

Dr. Lloyd Cavers Scholarship 2018 recipients with MLA Pat Stier (l) and LRSD Board Chair Brad Toone (r)

Livingstone Range School Division - Livingstone Range School Division is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Dr. Lloyd Cavers Scholarship,
awarded to high school students demonstrating exceptional leadership. Finalists from each school receive $200.00, with an overall winner designated to receive $1,000.00.

Representing each high school in the Division, the recipients are:

  • Avery Sheldon -­ J.T. Foster School, Nanton (overall winner)
  • Spencer Van Dellen ­- Willow Creek Composite High School, Claresholm
  • Marissa Medema -­ F.P. Walshe School, Fort Macleod
  • Jillanna Hammond ­- Matthew Halton High School, Pincher Creek
  • Elisha Lowry - Livingstone School
  • Cameron Hildebrandt - Crowsnest Consolidated High School

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Canada Day in Pincher Creek 2018


Celebrate Canada Day with Fireworks in Pincher Creek!
July 1 Schedule:
10:00 a.m. Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village Celebrations
3:00 p.m. Spray Park Grand Opening
9:30 p.m. DJ Stu at the Agriculture Grounds
11:00 p.m. Fireworks at the Agriculture Grounds

Lawn chairs or blankets are welcome, this is a family-friendly event! Sorry, please leave your dogs at home.

Fireworks are proudly supported by the Town of Pincher Creek, MD of Pincher Creek and partially funded by the Government of Canada.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Employment opportuity for a full-time temporary day care director


Livingstone Range School Division is seeking a Full-Time Temporary Day Care Director who is passionate about child development. Someone who is committed to learning, building partnerships with families, staff, school and community. The Director will make a positive impact in the lives of children and staff. The Day Care Director will work collaboratively with Canyon School to ensure the highest quality program for all children.

Candidates are requested to apply online at http://www.lrsd.ca/Careers.php through applytoeducation.com. Competition will remain open until the position is filled.

Ken Sampson, Deputy Superintendent
Livingstone Range School Division
PO Box 69 Claresholm, Alberta 
T0L 0T0

Fox Theatre show times


Fox Theatre hotline 403-627-3444

Showing June 22-28:

7:00 & 9:10 nightly
Saturday matinee at 2:00
Wednesday showing and matinees in 2D

3D, Held Over
6:45 & 9:00 nightly
Saturday matinee at 2:00 pm 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Toys or tools?

Joyce Sasse - Has our apparent over-dependence on things like cell-phones, computers and robots narrowed our vision and left us thinking of these devices as must-have toys? Could they better be understood to be tools?

Maybe its not the technology that’s the trap, but our attitude and how we choose to use them.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The restorative powers of nature

Annora Brown
Joyce Sasse - In spite of the many hardships pioneer artist Annora Brown faced, she developed an amazing capacity for resilience. Her restorative secret, she wrote in her autobiography Sketches from Life, was the healing power found in nature.

Free legal advice for survivors of sexual violence

Minister McLean, MLA Heather Sweet, Toni Sinclair, executive director, Elizabeth Fry Society and Elizabeth Halprin, survivor of sexual violence, announced a new pilot program to support survivors of sexual violence.

  • A new pilot program will help sexual violence survivors know their rights and options as they seek healing and justice.

Government of Alberta - Status of Women is providing a $700,000 grant to the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton to design, deliver and evaluate a three-year pilot program that will give sexual violence survivors free, confidential legal advice. Launching in November 2018, the program will be open to adult survivors of all genders who have experienced sexual violence in Alberta, regardless of how much time has passed since the incident.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Rainbow flag flies in Pincher Creek

Chris Davis - A small crowd of approximately 35 citizens, dignitaries, and area media gathered at the flagpoles on the Pincher Creek Multipurpose Facility lawn yesterday evening, June 12 for an LGBTQ Pride flag-raising event, held two years to the day after the terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando Florida. The Pulse Nightclub incident resulted in 49 dead and 53 injured, "the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in U.S. history."  The flag raising was a first in Pincher Creek, and was the result of a successful petition to the Town of Pincher Creek's council by Pincher Creek Echo Editor Andrew Glen McCutcheon.  Events of a similar nature were held at numerous locations in Alberta and North America this week.

Celebrating Pride at the Alberta Legislature

Members of the Alberta legislature rally around the Pride flag in celebration of Pride Month
Government of Alberta - Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism, issued the following statement about raising the Pride flag on the legislature grounds:

“I am honoured to raise the Pride flag to celebrate and reflect on Pride Month. For the month of June, the Pride flag will fly as a symbol to the world that our government proudly stands with LGBTQ2S+ Albertans and will keep fighting for and protecting their rights and freedoms.

Airdrie RCMP intercept vehicle involved in carjacking

RCMP Alberta -
The Airdrie RCMP have assisted the Calgary Police Service (CPS) to intercept a vehicle involved in a carjacking in Calgary and arrest the suspects responsible just outside of Crossfield, AB.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Syphilis and gonorrhea on the rise in AHS South Zone

Alberta Health Services - Alberta Health Services (AHS) is concerned about an apparent spike in syphilis and gonorrhea in the South Zone, prompting a reminder of the importance of safe sex practices among all sexually-active age groups, including seniors. Between January and March of 2018, 11 cases of gonorrhea were documented in the South Zone; which is two more than were reported in all of 2017.  It is not unusual for individuals who have a sexually-transmitted infection (STI) to have more than one STI at the same time.  HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia are all examples of STIs.

Pincher Creek RCMP summary for May 21 - June 11, 2018

Pincher Creek RCMP - The following is an overview of the nature of the complaints that the Pincher Creek Detachment received for the period of May 21 - June 11, 2018. Note that the summary indicates what was reported to the police and may not have been substantiated.

Total calls for service – 149
Assaults - 3
Domestic assault - 2
Break and Enter (residential) - 1
Uttering Threats - 5
Mischief (vandalism) - 9
Theft of motor vehicle - 1
Theft under $5000 - 9
Impaired Driving - 4
Drugs - 2
Disturbing the Peace - 4
Driving complaints (general) - 13
MV Collisions - 12
Liquor offences - 7
Suspicious occurrences (general) - 8
Assistance to General Public (general) - 3
Assistance to other agencies - 2
False Alarms - 7
911 calls (invalid) - 7
Animal calls - 6
Municipal Bylaws (barking dogs / noise / OHV) - 1
Prisoners held – 13

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Remember to pray for yourself

Joyce Sasse - Have you prayed for yourself today?

Those who pray are usually very diligent about praying for the ones they hold dear. They remember family and friends facing health issues. They think about situations where disagreements are tearing relationships apart. Always, they pray for peace …!

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