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Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Alberta Addiction (formerly Advantage)


Unbalanced Budget 2013
Rob Bernshaw, Columnist

At one time there was the Alberta Advantage now is the Alberta Addiction a new catch phrase that is more fitting in the wake of six consecutive deficits that has plunged Alberta into the black hole of debt?

Here is a list of the 6 consecutive deficits including the current 2013-2014 term:

Friday, March 29, 2013

Co-op donates $6,000 to Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village

David Crowell, Louis Patterson, Colleen Cyr
C. Davis photo
Pincher Creek Co-op donated $3,000 to Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village (KBPV) on March 26, 2013.  This represents the second payment that Pincher Creek Co-op has donated toward the creation of the Co-op Display that is taking place on the east side of the original museum building on the south end of James Avenue.   The total of the two donations adds up to $6,000.

"It is a very worthwhile cause for the community at large, and it's great that the facade that will be made by the benefactor of this money is really going to show the history of the Co-op over the last 91 years," said Co-op General Manager David Crowell.

Town Council Notes, March 25, 2013 meeting

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Pincher Creek's Town Council met on the evening of March 25, 2013.  In attendance were Mayor Ernie Olsen, Councillors Don Anderberg, Sahra Hancock, Lorne Jackson, Murray Lauder, and Wayne Oliver.  CAO Laurie Wilgosh and Finance Officer Wendy Catonio were also present.

Early Childhood Mapping Project results brought to Council

Collette Sinnott presented the council with the results to date of the Early Childhood Mapping Project (ECMP) and the results of the Early Development Instrument (EDI).   The tests were conducted based on postal code, taking in Pincher Creek and area.  The EDI is a test that gathers information about five different areas of a child's development: Physical health and well being, emotional maturity, Communication skills and general knowledge, Social competence, and Language and thinking skills.  "In our town one in four kids are not going into school with the tools they need,"  said Sinnott, explaining that those "tools" could be skill-sets such as social skills, appropriate clothing, or proper nutrition.

Rotary raising funds for local sports teams


Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

The Pincher Creek Rotary Club is currently raising funds for local children sports teams by selling tickets at the Ranchland Mall. Rotary members will be at a booth from 10 am to 4 pm Friday the 29, and Saturday the 30.

The tickets are $5.00 each, and have a one in five hundred chance to win a $500 Co-op gift card, good at Pincher Creek Co-op grocery, gas bar, and home center. The draw will be held on May 16.

"In the past, we built the change rooms at the football field, bought sports equipment, and sponsored free swim and skate days," said volunteer Earl Shields. Gerry Alex added, "It's good to help out the kids."

Rotary meets at noon every Thursday at the Heritage Inn. For more information or to buy tickets contact Gerry Alex at 403-627-4356.

Premier Redford remembers Premier Ralph Klein

Ralph Klein
Wikimedia Commons photo
Premier Alison Redford released the following statement today on the passing of former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein.

“I am truly saddened by our loss of Ralph Klein.”

“Ralph Klein’s ability to connect with Albertans from all walks of life was absolutely remarkable. He could walk from the Petroleum Club in downtown Calgary to the curling rink in St. Paul and carry on a conversation with absolutely everyone he met. Ralph was a real man of the people.”

“Ralph was a staunch defender of our province as he had a deep and abiding love for Alberta and Albertans. His vision and extraordinary political instincts provided Alberta with tremendous leadership for 14 years.”

“Condolence books will be set up in government buildings across the province where Albertans can pay tribute to former Premier Klein. In addition, an online tribute page will be available for Albertans to share their memories of Ralph. Details will be announced soon.”

“His passing is a loss to us all. On behalf of all my colleagues in the government caucus and my family, I want to offer my heartfelt condolences to his wife Colleen and their family during this very difficult time. He will be dearly missed.”

Athlete of the day March 29, 2013: Jarret Plante

Jarret Plante
Jarret Plante has made a big splash in the world of swimming.  This 11 year old is in grade 6 at Canyon School and is breaking Provincial swim records.

At the Junior Lifeguard Club Provincials in Edmonton held on March 16, he gained two silver medals.  One was in the Tow with Fins, and one in the 50 metre with Fins.  The big news is that he also earned a gold medal in the Obstacle Swim, and broke another Provincial record in that category.

Pincher Creek Community Hall Annual General Meeting April 15

The Pincher Creek Community Hall is holding a regular meeting and their 2013 AGM on April 15, 2013 at the Hall, everyone is welcome.
  • Regular Meeting 7:00 pm 
  • AGM 8:00 pm

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ransomware Scam Warning


RCMP Redcliff, The Canadian Anti Fraud Center and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Technological Crime Branch have been receiving reports from Canadians who say their computers are being frozen or they have been "locked out" of their computers.  This happens primarily after complainants receive pop-up messages warning them their computers have  been associated with child pornography.

Citizen asks Premier to protect Livingstone Range


David McIntyre, Letter to the Editor

Editor's note: This letter was originally sent to Albert Premier Alison Redford and ESRD Minister McQueen


This March 24, 2013 view looks southwest into the eastern flanks of the Livingstone Range, where a thin ribbon of coniferous cover features an endangered forest of ancient limber and whitebark pines … and, at the base of this forest, and almost incongruously, remnant populations of pure-strain westslope cutthroat trout, another threatened species.

Dear Premier Redford and ESRD Minister McQueen:

The attached view of Alberta's iconic Livingstone Range showcases the stunning headwaters of the Crowsnest River, part of the Oldman Watershed …and it, a vital component of the South Saskatchewan.

Reader concerned about fluoridated water

Greg Hession, Letter to the Editor

This story is just one version of the truth about water Fluoridation.

Post Second World War there was a movement started in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1945, to artificially fluoridate the domestic water supply as a means of mass medicating the public to promote oral health. That is to say, by introducing fluoride, it was believed that children's teeth would form a harder surface before erupting through the gums, hence making them more resilient to cavities.

Athlete of the day March 28, 2013: Lexi Yellowhorn

Lexi Yellowhorn
Lexi Yellowhorn is also an athlete who demonstrates "never give up spirit." She is one of the smaller athletes in her Barracuda Judo Club class, but that doesn't stop her from working with boys and girls much bigger than her. In December, she travelled to Calgary to meet Canadian Olympic bronze medallist Antoine Valois-Fortier and attended a training session he led. Lexi currently holds a yellow belt.

Lexi is in Grade 3 at Napi's Playground, and is in her first year of Judo.  She also enjoys soccer, going to the park, and painting.
She said her favourite part of judo is "The throws".

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lions daffodil sales help fight cancer

Brenda Carmichael and Fay Jenkins, volunteers
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

The Pincher/Cowley Roaring Lions are manning a booth this week at the Ranchland Mall selling daffodils to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Daffodils are $6.00 for a bundle of 10 flowers.  According to the Canadian Cancer Society webpage  the money raised through flower sales goes toward cancer research, supportive care to people living with cancer, comprehensive cancer information, prevention initiatives, and advocacy for healthy public policy.u

"If cancer hasn't touched your life, you are very, very, fortunate," said volunteer Fay Jenkins.

Volunteers will be selling the flowers Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am to 6:30 pm, and on Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.

Pincher Creek Air Cadets initiative underway


An initiative has started to form a new Air Cadet Corps. in Pincher Creek and the group is looking for kids, parents and volunteers to become part of this great program. Cadets is a national organization whose purpose is to develop in youth the
attributes of leadership, engaged and active citizenship and physical fitness, all within an environment that is community-oriented and safe.

For more information contact John at 403-627-5580

2013 MD of Pincher Creek No.9 Road Ban Update


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NOTICE
2013 ROAD BAN UPDATE
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF PINCHER CREEK NO. 9

Road bans on the paved and oiled local roads will go into effect in the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 8:00 AM.  Axle weights will be as indicated:

  • Local Road - Gladstone Valley Road, south from SH #507 to Gladstone Creek Crossing. Allowable Axle Weight 75%.
  • Local Road - Airport road, west of Pincher Station to Village of Cowley, Old Highway #3. Allowable Axle Weight 75%.
  • Local Road - Maycroft Road, from the junction of Highway #22 to the Forestry Boundary. Allowable Axle Weight 75%.
Please be advised these road bans will be in effect until further notice.

Leo Reedyk
Director of Operations

Alberta SouthWest free Events Calendar


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Free Events Calendar for Southwest Alberta

List your event, theatre, production, rodeo, or attraction for free on our regional online calendar.  The Events Calendar is the most visited page on our website each summer.

Visit this page: www.albertasouthwest.com/event_calendar (click here) to list your event.

Athlete of the day March 27, 2013: Isabel Litchfield

Isabel Litchfield
Isabel Litchfield is one of the youngest members of the Barracuda Judo Club. She helps sensei Jennifer Parker set up the mats and is always looking for extra time on the mats. Isabel recently attended the Judo Alberta All Girls Sleepover Camp lead by national team member Bianca Ockedahl and was awarded the prestigious pink judogi for her effort and spirit.

"I like to have lots of fun, and I listen to my senseis," Isabel said after a Monday evening practice.  "My favorite part about Judo is when you get to have lots of fun and learn more things."  Of the Sleepover Camp she said "We got to learn more things, and there were only girls, and for the sleep over part we got to watch a movie."

Isabel also enjoys basketball, soccer, volleyball, reading and drawing.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Pincher Creek Figure Skating Club holds annual Extravaganza

Chris Davis, Pincher Creek Voice

The Pincher Creek Figure Skating Club held their annual show on Saturday afternoon, March 23 at the Memorial Community Centre Arena.  A large and appreciative crowd was in attendance as they presented "Cutting Edge".  Beautiful soloist performances were performed by Alexandra Morgan, Jaydn Tanner, Miranda Van Loon, Tessa Roy, and Taylor Wells.Other production numbers included members of Jr. and Sr. StarSkate and Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced CanSkate.  

Spring Market held at Ranchland Mall

Craft Diva Betty Hepner
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

The season of markets has begun.  The Spring Craft Market was held at the old Fields location in the Ranchland Mall on March 22 - 23.  "It was good.  It's how much the vendors are smiling when they leave that lets me know if it was a successful market," and it was successful, according to organizer Betty Hepner.

The market had 37 vendors with everything from baked goods, homemade crafts, jewelry and home businesses that were letting people know that they are available.

Soccer registration kicks off 2013 season

C. Davis file photo
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Soccer registration was held up at the Ranchland Mall March 22 - 23.  "It's been going very well, we have a lot of younger and new registrations," said Registration Manager Joanne Cyr.

They are taking children born in 2008 or earlier, right up to 18 years old.  In addition to the regular season that begins April 29, the kids can also sign up for the British Soccer Camp an event that happens every Friday from May 4 - June 8, or for the week for July 22 - 26.

Soccer helps kids develop teamwork, sportsmanship, and is fun exercise.  If you would like to register for the soccer season the last registration is at the Ranchland Mall April 5, 5 pm to 8 pm, and April 6, 12 pm - 5 pm.

For more information  contact Joanne Cyr at 403-627-4157.

Nancy Greene Terrain Event held at Castle Mountain Ski Resort

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice
Photos C. Davis and T. Lucas

There were Cougars, Grizzlies, Wolves and Monsters out on the slopes of Castle Mountain on Sunday, March 25, 2013.  These were only some of the names of the teams that took part in the Nancy Greene Terrain Event that took place on the hill.

Sudden Death and Late Travelers in the Crowsnest Pass

At 10:35 am on March 25th, 2013, Crowsnest Pass RCMP received a complaint of a deceased male approximately 7 kms north of Crowsnest Pass on the Kananaskis Road. The circumstances appeared unusual, however the scene showed no indication of foul play. The location was snowmobile accessible only.

Crowsnest Pass RCMP were then advised of some overdue travelers that could possibly be in the area including a 71 year old male, his 69 year old wife and another 66 year old lady from the Fort Macleod area. Information received was that the three may have traveled through the area on March 24 and had not returned in the evening as expected. Upon RCMP investigators arriving on scene, the deceased male was confirmed as the missing 71 year old male.

Patrols further north on the Kananaskis Road located the other two ladies hiking south 10 km from where the deceased male was located. Their vehicle was located another 5 kms north stuck in heavy snow. They indicated that the 71 year old male had left the vehicle to get help at around 3:00 pm March 24 after getting the vehicle stuck and they left the vehicle in the morning when he did not return. The ladies were transported to safety with the assistance of Crowsnest Pass Rescue and the RCMP.

The Alberta Vision Crisis: Who is taking care of children’s vision needs?

 Dr. Charles Boulet, courtesy of Gateway Gazette
Research and experience in vision clinics around the Province show that there are a great many children who struggle with serious vision concerns, and that these are mostly undetected and uncorrected. These children move through school grades and find things progressively more difficult, and for some, they simply quit. First Nations children are most affected, although Caucasians also experience very high rates of these ‘visual impediments to learning’, or VIL. This is not only a problem in Alberta, and it affects schoolchildren everywhere.

RCMP seek information about missing Kelowna woman

Missing: Andria Lucille Meise

The Kelowna RCMP are continuing the search for a 34 year old Kelowna woman who was believed to be last seen in 2008.

Andria Lucille MEISE apparently left Kelowna in 2006 to relocate to Fort St John, BC. This was the last time any of her family heard from her until a family member saw her in a Tim Horton's Restaurant in Grande Prairie, Alberta in 2008. Unfortunately, the family member who saw her was not aware that Andria was missing and did not make contact or confirm it was her. While she resided in Kelowna, Andria lived a high risk lifestyle, cycling in and out of substance abuse but she always maintained contact with her family and always made them aware whenever she was moving.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter comes early to Pincher Creek Co-op



A spring basket-bonnet spotted at the Co-op Easter Egg Hunt
Photos: T. Lucas
Pincher Creek Co-op held their 4th annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Co-op grocery store on the evening of March 24, 2013. Kids holding their baskets and bags gathered around the store entrance to visit with Cooper the mascot and wait for their turn to hunt for candy. Organizers allowed 12 kids in the store at a time, going from the youngest age groups to the older kids.

The event has been steadily growing, attracting close to 120 children this year. The kids all seemed to have a great time at this sweet event. They really cleaned up, taking home over 50 pounds of chocolates and approximately 1,000 packages of gum.

Barracuda Judo Club attends Raymond Tournament

Members of the Barracuda Judo Club

Pincher Creek's Barracuda Judo Club participated in their very first tournament ever on March 23 in Raymond.  Nine athletes from Pincher Creek participated: Rhett Fitzpatrick, Easton Fitzpatrick, Benjamin Cooley, Solomon Cooley, William Johnson Jr., Corbin Litchfield, Sophia Citrigno, Mya Citrigno, and Mia Parker. Every single one of them earned a medal at the tournament.

Wildrose to donate pay raise to charity


Livingstone-Macleod MLA Pat Stier, Letter to the Editor

With the Easter weekend upon us, I thought it a perfect time to share a positive political story with you.  Don’t laugh ...there is such a thing from time to time.

Last week my Wildrose colleagues and I were able to share details on a principled decision that we made awhile back and I’m thrilled to be a big part of it.

You see not long after the election, a PC dominated legislative committee voted to increase MLA pay by 8%.  Yes, in an era when we’re asking everybody else to hold the line or take rollbacks, they voted themselves a raise!  Well, we didn’t approve and didn’t vote to support it.  In fact, we feel so strongly that it is wrong and sends the wrong message to Albertans, we decided to do something about it.

Crowsnest Pass/Pincher Creek Landfill Help Wanted


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Laborer – Temporary, Part-Time at The Crowsnest/Pincher Creek Landfill.

General cleanup duties as required.

Days and hours may vary.  Personal protection equipment will be provided.

 For more information you may call 403 628-3849 or e-mail esaindon@toughcountry.net

Please submit applications via fax (403) 628-2258 or e-mail cnpclw@jrtwave.com

Dog lost between Claresholm and Granum


Lost: Husky Cross Female

Sheba is lost
Lost between Claresholm and Granum.  'Sheba' is a Female Husky cross. She is Very timid and very difficult to catch. We need tips on where she's been spotted so we know where to look. It's very unlikely that 'SHEBA' will approach anyone. She went missing east of Highway 2, between Claresholm and Granum in the farmlands, but she could be a good distance in any direction by now. 'SHEBA' was a wearing a faded Pink martingale collar. If spotted, please call 403-519-3065 to let us know when and where, so we can go looking."



RCMP Pincher Creek Detachment complaint overview March 18-25, 2013


The following is an overview of the nature of the complaints that the Pincher Creek Detachment received for the period of March 18-25, 2013.  Note that the summary indicates what was reported to the police and may not have been substantiated.

Allergy Alert - Undeclared mustard in M & M Meat Shops brand Gingered Beef


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a recall for M & M Meat Shops brand Gingered Beef, which may contain undeclared mustard.

Recall date: March 22, 2013
Reason for recall: Allergen - Mustard
Hazard classification: Class 3
Recalling Firm: Mountain Top Foods Ltd.
Distribution: National

Click here for more information.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Heritage Acres 2013 annual show to be held August 2-4


Heritage Acres 26th Annual Show
Year of the Crawler
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 2-4, 2013

Heritage Acres features the crawler for their 26th annual show, with the participation of the John Deere Two Cylinder Club.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Author Jacqueline Guest visits Pincher Creek Library

Author Jacqueline Guest
T. Lucas photos
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Pincher Creek and District Municipal Library hosted author Jacqueline Guest on the evening of March 21, 2013.  The reason Jaqueline Guest decided to become an author hit very close to home.  When her daughter was in grade four, she decided that she liked the 'Sweet Valley High" series of books aimed at pre-teens.  Guest looked into the series herself and then asked her daughter what the appeal was.  Her daughter told her that, "My job is school, and my job is hard.  When I come home from work, I want to relax.  I know right away who is going to be the bad girl, who is the good girl, and I know there is going to be a happy ending.  At the end of it, I can feel good and relax."

Guest decided that she was able to write to what her daughter wanted out of a book, complete with drama, action, a feel-good ending with relateable characters that would contain more substance than the books her daughter was reading at the time.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Lifesaving equipment enhances Pincher Creek ER


24 for Life participants rally around the Lifepak 15 Unit at Pincher Creek Health Centre 
(clockwise from centre, kneeling) Dan Crawford, Janet Jones, Russell Lee, Mark Burles, Greg Walter, Simon Claringbull, Galt Baalim, Andre Vogelaar, Michele Vogelaar, Cal “Pappy” Olson, Kevin Olson, Maxwell Olson.  


Thanks to a heroic effort by over 50 oldtimers hockey players and dozens more volunteers, Pincher Creek now boasts an Emergency Room equipped with a state of the art Lifepak 15 monitor/defibrillator. “This unit is a definite step up from the old Lifepak 12 unit we’ve had in operation since the late 90s,” said Jordan Koch, Site Manager at Pincher Creek Health Centre. “We’re all so grateful to the players and donors that made it happen.”

Town brings budget to the people

Mayor Ernie Olsen at Budget Display
T.Lucas photos
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Town of Pincher Creek Staff, Councillors and the Mayor operated a booth at the Ranchland Mall from March 18 - 21 in an attempt to bring current budget for the Town of Pincher Creek to its citizens.   This year the Town has prepared a two-year budget to cover 2013 through 2014.

STARS fundraising Flea Market to be held at Castle Mountain


Flea Market for STARS
March 26- April 6th
Castle Mountain Resort - basement of the Day Lodge.

Castle Mountain Resort will be the site of a fundraising Flea market for STARS air ambulance service.  All sorts of interesting items ranging from garage sale stuff to new and old silent auction bid items will be available.

There have been at least 5 people air lifted to Calgary that were injured in the West Castle valley and survived with the help of STARS.

Donations of items are welcome to make this event a success.

For more info contact Wendy Ryan at: wendydav@shaw.ca

Thank you from Canyon School


Canyon School Staff and Students would like to thank the following for their support with
Phase One and Two of our playground renovation

McRae Holdings Ltd. 
Damberger Trucking
Erickson & Sons Construction Ltd. 
Bernard J. Bonertz Professional Corporation 
Rotary Club of Pincher Creek
Pincher Creek Credit Union Limited
Dr. Greg Steed 
Mark W.M. Leishman 
Dexter Oilfield Inc.
Pincher Creek Co-operative Association
UFA Cooperative Limited
 Shell/Waterton Complex 
Todd Vance – Grassy Butte
Keith & Jim Fitzpatrick – Fitzpatrick Landscaping Ltd
Doug Luco – Mammoet 
Earl and Gloria Higginbotham
 Lucas Sorge – Sorge Trucking Ltd. 
Jason Jack – Lazy R’s contracting
Community Foundation of Lethbridge & Southwestern Alberta
Walmart – Pincher Creek
Jasman & Evans
Dale Stuckey – Sutton Group
Sure Glass Ltd
North & Company LLP
 Canyon School Booster Society
Canyon School Staff and School Council Volunteers
WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONTRIBUTION OF TIME AND/OR DONATIONS.
We are currently working on Phase Two. If you would like more information please email 
s-canyon@lrsd.ab.ca or call 403-627-3118

MD of Pincher Creek Summer Student Employment Opportunity


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Municipal District of Pincher Creek
Agriculture and Environmental Services Department
Summer Student Employment Opportunity


The Municipal District of Pincher Creek is looking to hire Summer Students for our Agriculture and Environmental Services Department. The successful candidate(s) must be able to obtain an Authorized Assistant Pesticide Applicators Licence.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Lethbridge College leaving Pincher Creek, Adult Learning continues


Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

On  March 19 Lethbridge College announced the closure of 2 of its 5 rural campuses,  the Fort Macleod and Pincher Creek campuses.

Current students will be able to complete any courses they are currently enrolled in at these two campuses but the college is no longer accepting registration for new courses at those campuses.

The Pincher Creek campus will be closed after June.

Pincher Creek Community Adult Learning Council will be continuing to run their Pincher Creek learning facility.

Pincher Creek Easter garbage collection


The following adjustments have been to Pincher Creek's regular garbage collection schedule to accomodate the Easter Holiday:

  • If your regular collection day is Friday, your March 29th pick up will occur on Thursday March 28th. 
  • If your regular collection day is Monday, your April 1st pick up will occur on Tuesday April 2nd.

2014 Southern Alberta Summer Games Organizational Meeting to be held April 9


2014 Southern Alberta Summer Games Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00pm,
Town Hall Council Chambers – 962 St. John Avenue 

Interested in becoming involved with the Southern Alberta Summer Games to be held July 2-5, 2014? Plan to attend the upcoming organizational meeting!

Volunteers are needed to serve on the Games Executive, fill the Sport Chair positions, as well as assist with areas of responsibility such as facilities, fundraising, volunteers, ceremonies, photography, culture & special events, food services/concessions, medical, results, medals etc.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Summer Activity Coordinator Wanted

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Summer Employment Opportunities
TOWN OF PINCHER CREEK

SUMMER GAMES/SUMMER ACTIVITY COORDINATOR

Educational books freely provided by Group Group Youth

Group Group Youth youths read up on Drug Safety
Lynne Teneycke photo
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Working in partnership with the Community Safety Net (CSN), Pincher Creek's Group Group Youth (GGY) is making  Drug Safety books available to its young clientele. Another book that will be available starting in May will be the Personal Safety book, geared for children ages 9 - 12, also from CSN.

These books are free to the public and will be available through GGY and the Pincher Creek and District Municipal Library.  GGY is happy to present these books with the help CSN and the various Pincher Creek businesses that contributed towards helping supply the books.

Treating male and female cancer patients with radiation – are their brains affected differently?

Two University of Lethbridge researchers are teaming up to better understand unintended side effects associated with radiation treatment of cancer cells and the difference between female and male patients.
  • Gender differences in cancer treatment rarely explored
  • Consequences of radiation "spillover" not adequately researched from a neuroscience perspective
  • Research may lead to the development of male or female-specific treatments that improve the quality of life for all cancer patients
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funds project for five years, $930,000

Jam-a-Rama with Tynan Groves to be held March 22 in Coleman


Come and experience a lively program that introduces you and your preschooler to the joy of making music.

Friday, March 22
10:30—11:30 am
Horace Allen School, Coleman

Child care will be provided for younger siblings.

Space is limited, please call Nina at 403-563-8157

Pincher Creek Chamber of Commerce AGM to be held March 21

The Pincher Creek & District Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday March 21, 2013 from 6:00 pm to7:00 pm at the Lebel Mansion board room, 696 Kettles Street, second floor.

All chamber members and those wishing to join are welcome.

Allergy Alert - Undeclared yam and sweet potato in Grimm's Fine Foods brand agnolotti

A national recall/Allergy Alert has been issued for Grimm's Fine Foods brand agnolotti, which may contain undeclared yam and sweet potato.  
Click here for more information.

Oldman River Antique Equipment and Threshing Club AGM to be held April 15

The 2013 Annual General Meeting for the Oldman River Antique Equipment and Threshing Club will be held Monday, April 15th at 7:00 pm in the Summerview Hall at Heritage Acres Farm Museum.

 We are proposing to amend the bylaws during this meeting.

If you have questions, call Bill Kells at 403-382-2082.

Annual Fishburn Easter Egg Hunt to be held on Good Friday

The Fishburn Recreation Society will be hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Good Friday, March 29, starting at 11:00 am at Fishburn Park.

There will be a potluck lunch.  It will cost $1 to participate in the Easter Egg hunt, and BBQ hotdogs will be provided for $1.

Bring a basket to collect eggs in, a chair, warm clothes for around the campfire, refreshments, utensils, etc.

Questions?  Call Christine @ 627-9614

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Athletes of the day March 19, 2013: She-Nooks

2012/13 Pincher Creek She-Nooks
Pincher Creek's She-Nooks hosted a six-team tournament at the Memorial Community Centre Arena on Saturday, March 16 to finish up their 2012/13 hockey season.  They won 2 of their three games, including their final game against Vulcan, which featured one of the strongest periods of hockey of their year.  A great way to end another fun hockey season.

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