Thursday, February 28, 2013
|Marion and Earl Johnson - Cowley Lions|
C. Davis photo
March 7, 2013 @ 6 pm
@ Foothills Community Church
Pincher Creek, host Timber Trails Beef
District Public Speaking
March 8, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
@ Foothills Community Church
Pincher Creek, host Foothills Beef
March 25, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
@ Lethbridge College
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Krista Scoggins is looking towards the release of her new CD "Shine" on March 20 in Edmonton, and one of the stops on her circuitous route to that event is Pincher Creek's Ranchland Mall. Pincher Creek Co-op is kicking off their upcoming "Great Rewards" promotion with a free Scoggins show.
Krysta Scoggins at the Ranchland Mall
March 1, 6:00 - 7:00 pm.
At the 2011/2012 St. Michael's Sword and Shield Awards Michael was the recipient of the Grade 7 Math, Social Studies, and High Academic awards. The year before that he took home top honours in Grade 6 Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Highest Academic awards.
Together with Rubert Palao he was named Most Improved in Track and Field at the 2012 Sword and Shield athletic awards. He also won Most Valuable Player for badminton.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
|Your co-hosts: Halton Hawks 2013 Sr. Boys basketball team|
T. Lucas and C. Davis photos and video
Chris Davis, Pincher Creek Voice with Toni Lucas and Randy Whitehead
The 4th annual Halton Hawks Classic 2013 Basketball Tournament was held last weekend at Matthew Halton and St. Michael's schools. A total of 16 Senior Girls and Boys teams from southern Alberta traveled to Pincher Creek to participate in a total of 24 games.
|C. Davis photos/videos|
Chris Davis, Pincher Creek Voice
Victory and defeat played out for the Midget Huskies hockey team and their hometown crowd last weekend, when they were narrowly squeezed out of Provincials in one game and moved on to the second round of the Spud League playoffs in the next.
|Coaldale Christian Titans|
T. Lucas photo
Monday, February 25, 2013
|Atom 1 Chinooks vs Taber Oil Kings|
C. Davis photos and video
Pincher Creek's Atom 1 Chinooks hockey team finished a best of three playoff series against the Oil Kings on SUnday afternoon, ultimately losing out to the Taber team, ending the Chinooks' 2012/13 season.
Trevis is 14 years old, in Grade 9, and has been playing basketball since he was about 9 years old. He also enjoys playing video games.
|Sr. Huskies vs Nanton Palominos|
C. Davis and J. Davis photos and video
A disappointing inaugural season ended Saturday evening, February 23 with a fourth straight loss to Nanton's Palominos in the first round of the Ranchland Hockey League playoffs.
carbon capture and storage (CCS) funding agreement.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Issued February 24, 2013
|Rob Bernshaw at Cameron Lake, Waterton National Park|
How many of us during our hectic daily lives have taken the time to actually see what is around us and hear the music that is being played for us everyday to enjoy.
He was the Run Champion at the Dust Devil's 2012 Pitch, Hit and Run Skills Competition. He was named Most Valuable Jr. High Boys Player along with Michael Svab at the 2012 Sword and Shield athletic awards.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
As the spring season inches closer, so does the start of severe thunderstorm and tornado season.
Officials say it’s important to be prepared and changes to the public alerting program will help.
According to Environment Canada, the warning content within all severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings will contain a forecast valid time for each alert bulletin.
I am greatly heartened by Prime Minister Harper’s decision to create an Office of Religious Freedoms within the federal bureaucracy. It will now be the business of the Government of Canada to ensure that apocryphal quackery, millenialist soothsaying, gay-vilifying evangelical pulpit-pounding, papist intrigue, woman-loathing misogyny, heathen-castigating bible-thumping, our God is the Top God-pronouncing preachery, and various other forms of self-aggrandizing delirium, are given due focus and appropriate protections. Clearly, this is a much loftier aspiration than, say, an Office of Scientific or Political or Civil Freedoms, because clutches of predominantly male humans who claim to have the exclusive ear of the Lord of the Universe, to the exclusion of all other errant- or non-believers, clearly require a robust coddling. The Prime Minister himself attends a house of worship whose liturgy rather inclines towards End of Times scriptural interpretation, so I imagine he thoughtfully includes himself and his co-congregationists within the expansive purview of the above-mentioned Office.
Issued February 23, 2013
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain Tega brand Organic Lemon Hibiscus Green Rooibos Herbal Tea described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Tega brand Organic Lemon Hibiscus Green Rooibos Herbal Tea, sold in packages of 24 tea bags (48 g / 1.69 oz), UPC 6 64322 10406 0, with best before dates of 2014FE01, 2014MR27, and 2014MR28 is affected by this alert.
This product has been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
Nu-Tea Company Ltd., Abbotsford, BC, is voluntarily recalling the affected product(s) from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:
Nu-Tea Company Ltd., Liz Bandelin, 866-801-7600;
CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
Dr. Brian L. Horejsi - I like the idea a southwest Alberta rancher recently put forward even though it's decades old – that we need to move to another option to solve the grizzly bear conservation issue in SW Alberta. When I wrote my report on the status and recovery of the grizzly bears in that part of the province in 2004 it was religiously ignored by government and even enviros because it provided long term solutions to grizzly bear conservation that meant change in the status quo.
It's been a remarkable run for Kelli, who was notable throughout her High School career and really flowered this season. This was the season when it all came together for her, her third as a Senior Dragon. She made the long shots she's know for with increased regularity, and displays a cool confidence that will serve her well going forward.
Kelli is 18 years old, in Grade 12, and she also likes to be involved with hockey, volleyball, baseball, track and field, and horse riding.
She left these words for the Dragons she leaves behind: "I hope you have a good year next year, and all my luck to you."
"I'll miss the team a lot."
Kelli hopes to pursue College basketball after graduating, and she's applying at SAIT in Calgary for her further education.
It was reported to the Pincher Creek RCMP that the window was observed broken at 11:30 pm by a passer by but no suspects were observed near the scene. It appears as though a glass mug was thrown into the front window of the building causing approximately $750 damage.
If anyone has any information about who may have committed this mischief, please contact the Pincher Creek RCMP (403-627-6010).
Friday, February 22, 2013
“It’s vital that all of us, whether we are talking about the province, a city of a million people or our own families, have emergency plans in place,” said Doug Griffiths, Minister of Municipal Affairs. “The Alberta government reviews its emergency plans regularly, and this is something that we should all do as individuals, families and communities.”
The province puts its emergency plans and procedures under the microscope four times a year, but the upcoming training is the largest and most complex exercise since 2008.
MH = Matthew Halton School, SM = St. Michael's School
Friday, February 22, 2013
The province will ask an expert panel for input on how to address the health and safety concerns and criminal activity associated with marijuana grow-ops in Alberta communities. At the same time, Albertans can also make their voice heard by completing the Grow-op Free Alberta survey.
“We are taking a stand against this illegal activity as we move toward creating a grow-op free Alberta,” said Jonathan Denis, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General. “Marijuana grow-ops pose a serious risk to the safety and health of Albertans, lead to increased organized criminal activity, and are becoming a chronic presence throughout the province.”
Any information should be directed to the Pincher Creek RCMP office at 403-627-6010.
Austin is relatively new to basketball, but he embraced it with the same enthusiasm he brings to football and soccer. A notable athlete at all these sports, this basketball season saw him turn from rookie into one of his team's top scorers.
He's looking forward to the upcoming soccer season. "We're going to have a really great U18 season," he said.
Austin has been invited to try out for Team Alberta Football on April 13. Athletes that make the first cut will try-out again in May. The athletes that make that cut will go to Moncton, New Brunswick in July to play football against the best of the rest of Canada.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
It’s time to celebrate conservation in Canada and honour those that are paving the way for the future of wildlife and habitat in this great nation. CWF is asking all Canadians to tell us about a deserving citizen or group that has made a difference for wildlife, habitat or conservation.
By submitting a nomination, not only will you will be giving someone recognition for their hard work but also an opportunity for them to visit Victoria, BC this June with the executive CWF board and receive a feature write-up in CWF’s Canadian Wildlife and Biosphère magazines.
We truly hope that you will take a few moments to nominate someone deserving of this honour. The deadline for the Conservation Achievement Awards nominations is March 31, 2013 at 11:59pm ET. If you visit awards.canadianwildlifefederation.ca you can find printable nomination forms which can be mailed in to our head office in Kanata, ON or you can submit a nomination quickly and easily online. Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions about the nomination process.
(Courtesy of the Gateway Gazette)
|Snowshoe fun at Waterton's WinterFest|
Christy Gustavison, Waterton Lakes National Park
Over 300 people came to Waterton Lakes National Park for Family Day weekend to snowshoe or cross country ski, enjoy the hot chocolate, make a drawing, do some crafts or enjoy our ‘Fun Fur families” multimedia show.
|King of the Castle|
|Ceremonial puck drop by Nickalas Crook|
Front: Rylan Bruns,Nickalas Crook, Caleb Evans
Rear: Christopher Tai, Thomas Lenchyshyn, Christopher Tai, Harrison Harper
C. Davis photos, T. Lucas video
Yesterday evening, February 20, three members of the Lethbridge Hurricanes paid the Memorial Community Centre Arena a visit to play some pond hockey with the combined members of Pincher Creek's Atom 1 and Atom 2 teams.
The event began with the singing of 'O Canada' by local singer Alexandra Morgan, followed by a ceremonial puck drop with Rylan Bruns of the Atom 1 Chinooks and Caleb Evans of the Atom 2 Chinooks facing off against each other. Dropping the puck was Nickalas Crook, who played for the Atom 2 team earlier in the season but was unfortunately forced out for the rest of the year after breaking his foot.
One occupant was found deceased in the small Toyota. Investigation is continuing into the cause of the collision. Pending autopsy and positive identification of the deceased, no names will be released on the matter, for proper Notification of Kin to be made. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this collision. No charges are being considered at this time.
Further updates will be released as information is available.
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice
T. Lucas photo
According to Hurly, he has been working with hummingbirds for 22 years. "There are two hummingbirds you'll see commonly around here, the rufous and the calliope. Occasionally, you'll see others that are on the edge of their range. Rufous is the dominate one, calliope seems to waiting to be chased away by rufous. When we put out feeders, it attracts both. The experiments are entirely behavioral, we will capture a bird for five minutes to put some ink on it's breast feathers, to identify it as an individual."
|Thomas Lenchyshyn, Christopher Tai, Harrison Harper|
C. Davis photo
Here in Pincher Creek we know you Hurricanes went out of your way to make a difference for our young athletes, and we thank you.
The reliance on wind as a source of energy is increasing in Canada and around the world. Some residents in communities that host large-scale turbine electricity generators have reported adverse health effects which they attribute to the sound emitted by operating wind turbines.
Health Canada provides advice on the potential health impacts of environmental noise, including that from wind turbines, which is protective of health. This advice is based on reviews of the scientific literature, World Health Organization guidelines, international standards, and knowledge gained from environmental assessments.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Thursday, February 21
5:00 pm - 7:15 pm Atom 1 vs Taber
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Midgets vs Vulcan
Friday, February 22
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Midgets vs Bow Island
Saturday, February 23
9:15 pm - 11:00 pm Novice
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Atom 2 vs Warner
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Sr. Huskies vs Nanton
Sunday, February 24
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Atom 1 vs Taber
Monday, February 25
|Atom Chinooks and Lethbridge Hurricanes at 2012 event|
C. Davis file photo
The Lethbridge Hurricanes will be headlining a Pond Hockey event at Pincher Creek's Memorial Community Centre Arena on Wednesday, February 20 starting at 6:00 pm.
The grassroots Pond Hockey program matches atom level players aged 9 to 10 with their local heroes from the Western Hockey League. The kids have the opportunity to participate in a fun and educational evening of skills, drills and shinny with players from the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Canes players will lend their expertise and help lead drills and games with the hockey facilitators. ~ WHL website
This event is always a great time for the young athletes and is a great fundraiser for minor hockey in Pincher Creek too.