Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Piikani RCMP seek public's assistance in rash of thefts from vehicles

RCMP Alberta - Piikani RCMP are looking for tips from the public to help identify the person or persons responsible for a string of thefts from motor vehicles.

Between 9:00 pm on Sunday, April 23 and 7:00 am on Monday, April 24th, eight different vehicles were entered in the town of Brocket and items stolen from inside. Three of the vehicles had been left unlocked. For the other five vehicles, entry was gained by breaking a window.

Anyone with information on this or any other crimes is asked to contact the Piikani RCMP detachment at 403-965-2000. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) , by internet at or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers for instructions). You do not have to reveal you identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or the seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition AGM May 13

Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition 
Annual General Meeting 
May 13, 2017 
Coalfields School - Beaver Mines
Meeting - 10 am - noon 
Lunch - noon - 1 pm 
Hike - 1 - 4 pm
Please RSVP

ORCA advocates for quiet recreation in the Castle Parks

Christian Davis - Outdoor Recreation Council of Alberta (ORCA) Executive Director Albi Sole MSc appeared as a delegation before council for the MD of Pincher Creek at the outset of their April 11, 2017 regular meeting to talk about the benefits of non-motorized "quiet" outdoor recreation in the Castle Parks area.  He said ORCA recognizes the negative impact of removing off highway vehicles (OHVs) from the Castle Parks but averred the benefits will outweigh the negatives.

MD of Pincher Creek council holds off on Chamber of Commerce membership decision

Christian Davis - At their April 11, 2017 regular meeting, council for the MD of Pincher Creek heard from a delegation of Pincher Creek and District Chamber of Commerce representatives Sam Schofield (President) and Ola Crook (Administrator), who asked council to consider purchasing a membership, at a cost of $265.

Ford F350 containing cinematographer equipment stolen in Millarville area

RCMP Alberta - On April 24, 2017 the Turner Valley RCMP received a complaint of a stolen pick up truck in the Millarville area. The white 2009 Ford F350 Crew Cab was taken sometime during the night from a quonset on a property situated on 240 Street West, just north of Highway 549. The truck was bearing Alberta licence SBZ046, had a white topper, Cabela's decals on the box and contained approximately $172,000 worth of cinematographer equipment.

MD of Pincher Creek council hears Patton Park revitalization update

Proposed (in 2015) Patton Park layout (altered Google map) - file image

Christian Davis - At their April 25, 2017 regular meeting council for the MD of Pincher Creek heard from Patton Park Society President Kathy Rast. Patton Park is located in the hamlet of Lundbreck. The society, which was incorporated November 30, 2015, was organized to revitalize the park for the use of a number of stakeholders, including Livingstone School and residents of Lundbreck and the surrounding area, for multiple uses. Those uses include various sports activities including soccer, track and field, baseball, frisbee, horseshoes, skateboarding, and golf, as well as other activities such as walking, picnicking, and the annual Lundbreck Corn Fest and similar events. A revamped playground is also part of the plan, and is already in progress.  Rast asked council to consider helping fund an irrigation system for the track and field area, which is planned to be installed this year, to be completed by the end of summer.

Alberta stands with forestry industry

Government of Alberta - Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Oneil Carlier issued the following statement in response to the latest development in the softwood lumber dispute with the United States:

“We stand shoulder to shoulder with Alberta’s forest workers, their families and communities that rely on a strong forest industry.  Our government is working closely with the federal government and our forest industry to defend Alberta jobs and fair market access.  Together with affected provinces and Ottawa, we are developing plans to help support Albertans in addressing the possible impacts of a prolonged trade dispute.

MD of Pincher Creek 2017 notice of assessment roll



The Assessment Roll for the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9, has been prepared for 2017 taxation purposes.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Alberta RCMP reports to April 24, 2017

Pincher Creek RCMP summary to April 23
Gas and dash in Airdrie
Caterpillar bulldozer stolen near Del Bonita
Stolen excavator stolen near Blackfalds
Lotto tickets stolen in Airdrie
Arson in Bonnyville
Strathcona hit and run
Grande PrairieRCMP arrest man with axe

Allied Arts of Pincher Creek AGM to be held May 1

Alberta and Guangdong become sister provinces

Government of Alberta - Alberta and the province of Guangdong in southern China have signed a landmark agreement to strengthen ties and facilitate trade between the two jurisdictions.  Premier Rachel Notley signed the agreement on behalf of the Government of Alberta in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong. Governor Ma Xingrui signed on behalf of the Guangdong government.

Lawn chemical poisoning

Amanda Poll, Alberta Health Services - Spring is here - that means sunshine, warmer weather and yard work! As we start planning out all of the work that needs to happen on our lawns and in our gardens, we may forget that the chemicals we use to make everything lush, green and fruitful can also be dangerous.

Junior Golf lessons start April 27 at Pincher Creek Golf Club


Starting April 27

$50 for 5 sessions. This also gives each child a free membership at our club for the 2017 season

Lessons start at 5:30 pm April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25
Taught by RCGA golf professional Jay Mayguard

Contact pro shop at:

Pincher Creek Golf Course
942 Hyde St.
Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Syncline Castle Trails Association AGM to be held May 5

(promoting non-motorized recreation in the Castle)
AGM: May 5, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Potluck supper before, and slides of backcountry travel after

Details: SynclineCastleTrailAssociation on Facebook OR website OR phone 403-627-5131

Paradise: God’s garden and ours

Joyce Sasse, Spiritual Gleanings - According to the earliest stories, God created a magnificent Garden of Eden and turned it over to Adam and Eve.  However, because these humans were not prepared to handle the knowledge associated with Eden, they were separated from the Paradise that surrounded them.  Through the centuries, although Old Testament believers tried, they could not reconnect with what was lost. The Prophet Amos, for example, longed to have his people “seek good and not evil”, but reality eluded them.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Solutions & Substitutions with Reena

Registration renewal reminder from Pincher Creek License and Registry


Pincher Creek Licence and Registries would like to remind everyone that if your last name or company name begins with D or G to please renew your registration.  The last day for renewal is April 28.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fox Theatre show times


Fox Theatre hotline 403-627-3444

Showing April 21-27

3D, Rated G
7:00 and 9:00 nightly
2D on Wednesday
2d Matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm

Held Over, Rated PG
7:00 and 9:20 nightly
Matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Prescribed fire at Waterton Lakes National Park

Eskerine area closure map (Parks Canada)

Parks Canada - On Thursday, April 20, 2017, if conditions allow, Parks Canada fire management staff plan to light 2,200 hectares in the Eskerine Complex Prescribed Fire Area in Waterton Lakes National Park using aerial ignition devices. The prescribed fire area is between Bellevue Hill, the Bison Paddock, Waterton River and Lower Waterton Lakes and the Red Rock Road. Parks Canada fire crews including fire management specialists, and three helicopters will assist Waterton Lakes with this prescribed fire.

Co-operators Pincher Creek seeks Associate Insurance Advisor


Discover a better place to grow your career: a place that’s caring, engaging and rewarding. We’re proud of our diverse culture of trust and respect. It’s a culture guided by solid leadership and collaboration from every member of our organization.

The Co-operators, a leading Canadian-owned insurance and financial services company, is looking for a qualified:

Associate Insurance Advisor
in Pincher Creek, Alberta

Avail CPA featuring Brian Nelson CPA, CA


Avail CPA

Brian Nelson CPA, CA
  • Has lived in Fort Macleod since 2012
  • Involved in Chamber of Commerce, volunteering for the Antique Show, Santa Claus Parade, Business Awards Gala, local church congregation
  • Grew up helping on dad and grandpa's cattle ranch in Mountain View
  • Works with agriculture and small-to-medium sized business to make their operations better

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Health information breaches result in fine

Government of Alberta - A former registration and staffing clerk pleaded guilty and was fined $3,000 for accessing individuals’ health information in contravention of the Health Information Act (HIA) on March 27.  In 2015, Alberta Health Services (AHS) identified 279 alleged unauthorized accesses of health information in electronic health record systems by Deborah Nimco.  The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) received a self-reported breach from AHS. The OIPC also received 10 complaints from individuals affected by these incidents after they had been notified by AHS.

Letter to the Editor: Questions for Pincher Creek Town Council revisited

D. Gray -  As many Pincher Creek residents know, there was a Town Hall meeting on March 29th, 2017 which was placed conveniently on YouTube.  At that time, many people brought forward some integral questions and concerns. Some of those were provided to the CAO. Which in turn, answers and follow ups were to occur.  I was one of those residents that raised some questions and concerns. I like others, were deferred to the CAO by the Mayor. To date I as a resident taxpayer, have not heard from anyone from administration or Council. No phone call or a letter. Not even a reply in local media. Why not?

Swann statement on proclamation of off-highway vehicle safety legislation

Liberal Party of Alberta - On April 13, Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann released the following statement in response to the Order in Council proclaiming Bill 36, An Act to Enhance Off-highway Vehicle Safety:

“Requiring off-highway vehicle operators to use helmets on public land is an important first step, especially since Alberta was the only province not to have such legislation. However, much more needs to be done to ensure the safe operation of these machines.

MLA Stier questions ministers on water co-operatives funding

Wildrose Party -
On April 12 Wildrose Livingstone-Macleod MLA Pat Stier questioned the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure on water co-operatives funding. The Leavings Water Co-op near Claresholm is out of a local supply of water and has met with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure regarding their urgent need to supply over 550 people with reliable, clean water.

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