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Monday, September 30, 2013

Foothills 4-H Beef Club to hold Parent Meeting, Re-organization Meeting and Elections

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FOOTHILLS 4-H BEEF CLUB

Parent Meeting Thursday, October 10, 2013
M.D. Basement  7:00 p.m.

Re-Organization Meeting & Elections
Saturday, October 19, 2013
M.D. Basement  7:00 p.m.

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!

Contact David DeCock at (403) 627-4769 or
Kathy Welsch at (403) 627-4698 if you have any questions

Incumbent Ernie Olsen is running for Mayor of Pincher Creek

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Re-elect Ernie Olsen For Mayor
Cast your vote of support October 21, 2013

I was a business owner for 10 years in Pincher Creek, and fully plan to retire here.

I have served six years on town council - three as mayor - and still have a few things left I'd like to accomplish.

Should you do me the honour of re-electing me as mayor, I promise (my only promise) that I will give you 110 per cent of Ernie Olsens's time and energy.

Thank you,

Ernie Olsen

Ernie Olsen  intends to attend the Town of Pincher Creek All-Candidates Forum scheduled for Thursday October 3.  Click here for more information about that event.

Policing in Alberta September 30, 2013

RCMP press releases

  • Pincher Creek RCMP complaint summary September 23-27, 2013
  • Grass Fire Near Coalhurst
  • Fatal Motorcycle Crash north of Sylvan Lake
  • Watercraft Collision on the Athabasca River results in fatality
  • Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Okotoks
  • Fox Creek RCMP officer assaulted
  • Former Manager charged with theft over $5000 from Red Deer Business
  • RCMP Requesting Public's Assistance to Identify Suspect in Bezanson B and E
  • Grande Prairie RCMP Recover $75,000 Worth of Stolen Property
  • Firearms Stolen from Vehicle in Fort McMurray
  • Grande Prairie RCMP Weekend News Summary

Pincher Creek Search and Rescue wants you!



  • Come join Search and Rescue, we are always looking for new people to join
  • October 1 - Mock Rescue 
  • October 17 - Rope Rescue
  • First Aid and H2S training information

High winds blow truck and trailer over on Highway 6


Another overturned holiday trailer on Highway 6
This one happened on sunday according to a reader
C. Davis photos
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Pincher Creek Emergency Services responded to a vehicle that was blown over by the wind on Highway 6 approximately ten kilometres south of Pincher Creek at approximately noon on September 30.

A pickup truck that was pulling a holiday trailer lost control in the wind and both truck and trailer ended up on their sides in the ditch.  Pincher Creek Rescue and a Pincher Creek ambulance responded.  The two people in the vehicle were assessed and it was determined there were no injuries.

Due to the wind at the time of assessment, it was deemed prudent to wait until a safer time to right the vehicle and trailer.


Update 2:15 pm:  The Shell Waterton Complex is currently recording a wind speed of 60 kilometers per hour, at 2:00 pm September 30.   A representative said that in the last few hours they had a peak of 95 kilometers per hour.

* Correction;  The overturned trailer pictured in this article is apparently the result of an accident that occurred on Sunday, not the accident mentioned in the story.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Back To Hockey Skills Camp held in Pincher Creek

Jeff Kaupp teaching hockey skills to Chinooks
T. Lucas photo
Lloyd Lybbert with Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Pincher Creek Minor Hockey Association held a 'Back to Hockey Skills Camp' for the 2013-2014 hockey season on September 28 and 29 at the Memorial Community Centre arena. Teams participating included Initiation Chinooks, Novice Chinooks, Peewee Chinooks, and Midget Huskies.  This year the hockey skills camp was taught by members of the Pincher Creek Senior Huskies and Kim Civiero, the power skating instructor.

Rink Rapunzel Shenoa Jessen

Shenoa Jessen
T. Lucas photos
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Shenoa Jessen is one of the Pincher Creek Atom Hockey players that participated in the Hockey Skills Camp held on September 28 and 29 in the Pincher Creek Arena.  She has been with Pincher Creek Minor Hockey for 4 years and said she was enjoying all the things the camp offered.

She said that she particularly liked the part where she learned to jump backward and forward as part of her skating session.  "I'll be able to deke others," she said.

Bantam Mustangs win narrow victory over Coyotes

Mustangs #41 Tyler Riviere gets tackled by a Coyote
Riviere scored 7 points in the game
Bruce Buckingham photo

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

The Pincher Creek Bantam Mustangs hosted the Coyotes from Lethbridge on Saturday, September 28.  This was a good game of excitement and disappointment for both teams.  The Mustangs had an early lead of 13 points and the Coyotes worked hard to narrow that gap, ending the game at 13 - 12 for the Mustangs.

Pee Wee Mustangs blanked by Cochrane Rage

2013 Pee Wee Mustangs
Photos and video by Jeremy and Kelly Nelson
Coach Tom Holoboff, Contributor

Well sports fans, the Pee Wee Mustangs travelled to Cochrane to face the Rage. The beginning of the game was all the Rage as it did not appear that the Mustangs' minds travelled with their bodies. Not sure if it is the mountain air, the higher elevation or the beautiful scenery - oh wait, can't be that as we have all of that right here at home. Well, Coach Tom is at a loss as to why it takes half the game for the team to start to play. As the Refs too did not show up for the game, Coach Tom was pressed into reffing the first half vs coaching the lost lambs. The trip to Cochrane is the only game  the Peewee Mustangs have the full kicking game, so that added to some confusion.

ATB celebrates 75th anniversary

Blake shows off the time capsule with ATB staff
Mary Coombs and Wendy Sinclair
T. Lucas photos

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

On Friday September 27, Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB) celebrated their 75th anniversary.  Pincher Creek Branch Manager Adrian Hartman had a hand in the events of the day, which included cupcakes, give-aways, a draw, an exercise session, a time capsule, and special announcements.

Jeff Boese accepts cheque on behalf of Windy Slopes Health Foundation
Jeff Boese with ATB's Wendy Sinclair, Adrian Hartman, and Mark Barber

CanSkate figure skating to start on Monday

Coaches Brooke Dorge and Kim Civiero discuss skating fundamentals
T. Lucas photos

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

CanSkate Coaches Kim Civiero and Brooke Dorge were on hand to meet with older CanSkate participants  in the Pincher Creek Arena on Saturday September the 28 to discuss the upcoming season.

"Our first day is Monday, we'll see how it goes," said Civiero who also taught the power skating session during the Hockey Skills Camp that was held in the same building.

Civiero and Dorge agreed that figure skating was a great sport, fun exercise, and a good way to make friends.

They will be holding two 45 minute classes a week, and those interested can sign up for one or both of the sessions.  Students have the chance to compete in two to there competitions per year, and perform at the figure skating carnival held in the spring.

Figure skating has arena ice time from 4:45 pm to 7:15 pm on Monday September 30.

"Seeing Through It" exhibition in Lethbridge features local artists

Corrected for accuracy.

Art  Exhibition  at the Casa Gallery,  Lethbridge
Exhibition runs from September 7 to October 26, 2013
Paintings by Mike Judd, Eric Martens, James Palmer, Blake Wilson


"Seeing Through It" mission statement

In 1982, American  social scientists  James Q. Wilson and George  L. Kelling published  the Broken Windows Theory. The theory postulates that if you start to degrade an environment,  the degradation  implies permission for further degradation.  So the effect snowballs. If broken windows are OK, there will be more broken windows. Graffiti and trash follow, then crime, then  lawlessness,  fear, alienation,  desertion. A degraded  environment degrades the people who live in it. Standards,  morals, pride, diminish to the point where they are forgotten.

Ian Hill is happy to be revisiting Pincher Creek

Developer of the 'Becoming A Community Builder' Program Ian Hill is planning on visiting Pincher on October 3rd to meet with those  in the community interested in 'Becoming a Community Builder'.  This is a course to teach leadership skills and qualities at an accelerated pace.

Hill has been in Pincher Creek before, most notably to help in the creation of the playground that was developed as part of the 'Let Them be Kids' project, another of Hill's projects.  During that time Hill came with members of his family and made long lasting friendships with people in this community.  "When they left Pincher Creek last time, they cried," Hill said of his daughters.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Out and About: Amazing Race Challenge

Shannon and Tess on their Amazing Race

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

If today a woman with a unique sense of fashion and style gave you a cup of coffee, trick or treated you, washed your dishes or kissed your bald head, you may have run into one of the members of a local ladies club.  They meet once a month and for their meeting on September 28 they held an 'Amazing Race Challenge'.

Two of the ladies spent a moment out of their gruelling race to tell us that they were doing very well with their list that included five pit stops and about 45 scavenger hunt items or challenges.

We hope that all the competitors of the challenge played fair, fought hard, and had as much fun with their day as Shannon and Tess seemed to be having.

Policing in Alberta September 28, 2013

RCMP press releases

  • Lloydminster RCMP searching for armed and dangerous robber
  • Dangerous Driver and Stolen Vehicle Apprehended with Assistance of Calgary Police Helicopter
  • 3 vehicle MVC in Lloydminster results in injuries, impaired driving charge
  • Arson at rural location near Grimshaw
  • Grande Prairie RCMP Investigating Fatal Collision With Cyclist

Sports Shorts September 28, 2013

2013 JR A Hawks Girls Volleyball team
C. Davis photo
  • Upcoming Halton Hawks home volleyball games
  • Bantam AA Rockies vs Red Deer Saturday September 28, 5:00-7:45
  • 2013 Back to Hockey Skills Camp Saturday and Sunday
  • Swimming Pool is open, click here for schedule
  • Bantam Mustangs host Coyotes at Matthew Halton Field Saturday starting at 10:00 am

AHS, Town and MD of Pincher Creek sign Ambulance Services contract

Chris Davis, Pincher Creek Voice

  • 5 year contract with possibility of two 2-year extensions
  • Commission still a work in progress
  • Staffing levels expected to increase
  • "We wanted to remain in the ambulance business, because we think we provide superior service to our community." - Dave Cox
  • "Under the contract we have to provide a higher level of service." - Bjorn Berg


Alberta Health Services has signed a long-negotiated Ambulance services Contract with the Town of Pincher Creek and the MD of Pincher Creek No. 9.

Mark Barber acclaimed to Town Council

Mark Barber
T. Lucas, Photo

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

"I wanted to participate with the Town Council," said  Mark Barber, who was acclaimed to the position of Town Councillor this week. "I want to ensure that this wonderful community that we live in and participate in continues to grow in a positive direction."

Barber says that common sense in government is very important to him.  He believes that this is a safe and vibrant community and would like to see that continue.  He describes himself as fiscally conservative and believes strongly in ethical governance.

Barber started working in this community 12 years ago, commuting from Fernie for two years.  He then moved his family to Pincher Creek 10 years ago.  In Pincher Creek he has worked at Community Futures, Pincher Creek Credit Union, and is currently employed at Alberta Treasury Branch.

He was promoted to head office in Community Futures and would have had to relocate to Cochrane Alberta, a move that his family was not excited about.  "I was very fortunate that a position with ATB became available.  I've worked here for about two and a half years now."

Previous civic responsibilities:  Member of the Health Foundation, Pincher Creek Mustangs, Rotary, Chair of the Board of the United Church, and the Freestyle Club at Castle Mountain.

Barber intends to attend the Town of Pincher Creek all-candidates forum scheduled for Thursday October 3.

The Town of Pincher Creek Organizational Meeting and Swearing In Ceremony is scheduled for Monday October 28.

Adrian Hartman excited to be a Town Councillor

Adrian Hartman
T. Lucas photo
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

"I'm excited to be able to help Pincher Creek, and to be able to do my part for the community," said newly acclaimed Councillor for the Town of Pincher Creek, Adrian Hartman.

Hartman intends to attend the Town of Pincher Creek all-candidates forum scheduled for Thursday October 3.

The Town of Pincher Creek Organizational Meeting and Swearing In Ceremony is scheduled for Monday October 28.

Weavers Headwater Havens conservation report to be presented October 1

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Join us Tuesday October 1, 2013 for a presentation by John Weaver.


Weavers Headwater Havens conservation report
with John Weaver
Tuesday, October 1 at 7:00 PM
Lebel Mansion, Board Room, Pincher Creek, AB

Friday, September 27, 2013

Pincher Creek's Pincher Creek gets a gets a Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up

Some members of the Pincher Creek cleanup crew
C. Davis photos
Chris Davis, Pincher Creek Voice
(updated)

Wendy Ryan led a small but determined volunteer workforce to Pincher Creek's Pincher Creek for the 20th annual Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up event on the evening of September 26, hosted by Pincher Creek's Communities in Bloom committee.

From Elementary to Junior High



Lloyd Lybbert, Comment, Pincher Creek Voice

It was at the end of grade six, at the pancake breakfast, when it hit me; I was going into a new school and leaving everything behind that I had known for 7 years. I was going into a school with new people, new teachers and new classrooms. At first I was worried about not being the big kid in the school anymore but actually being the smallest, that we wouldn’t have recess any more and that we would be trapped inside all day.

Meet Judy Lane, newly acclaimed Trustee for Holy Spirit School Board Ward 4

Judy Lane
Chris Davis, Pincher Creek Voice

Judy Lane has been acclaimed as the Trustee for Holy Spirit School Board Ward 4, representing Pincher Creek's St. Michael's School, where she will be replacing outgoing Trustee David DeCock.

"The children. That's what I see myself as, a spokesperson for the children."

Alberta recognizes Child Abuse Awareness Month


  • October is National Child Abuse Awareness Month - a time for all Albertans to learn about recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect.


Albertans have a role and shared responsibility, along with government, communities and families, in supporting the safety, security and well-being of children.

Holy Spirit Catholic School Board agrees to allow HPV vaccinations


Holy Spirit Catholic Schools press release

At the September 25, 2013 Regular Meeting of the Board, a motion was passed to allow the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine to be administered in Holy Spirit Catholic Schools.

Minor ice woes under control at arena

Logo a no-go prior to adjustments
Lloyd Lybbert photo

Lloyd Lybbert, Pincher Creek Voice

After a successful free skate last night at Pincher Creek's Memorial Community Centre Arena, flaws in the ice have made themselves evident. This year in the arena staff are using a new type of logo for centre ice.  Not realizing it until they put the ice in, the new logos do not absorb water as expected. They will not freeze into the ice, thus making air pockets and creating cracks in the ice. To fix this arena staff have been melting them out and altering them so they will absorb water.

Don’t worry hockey players, free-skaters and fans, the ice will be for the hockey camp this weekend.

Reader reminds candidates to get permission before putting signs on private property

Scott Korbett, Letter to the Editor

As election season approaches, I would like to remind candidates that if they would like to put signs up on private property, it would be a good idea to get permission from the land owner.  If you are not sure if the land is public, then figure it out.

We recently had a candidate put a sign on our business property as well as our personal property.  Most likely he believes it is an empty lot, or public property.

When in doubt, ask… you might be surprised with the conversation that follows.

Policing in Alberta September 27, 2013

Honouring Alberta’s fallen officers

Police and peace officers who have died serving Albertans will be honoured at the 15th annual Police and Peace Officer Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday, September 29. 

Making the world a better place is a hallmark of police and peace officers. Sadly, at times officers have given their lives accomplishing this admirable goal.

“The sacrifice of these brave men and women must never be forgotten. They gave their lives keeping our families and communities safe.” - Jonathan Denis, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General

Albertans are invited to join hundreds of police and peace officers who will gather at the Alberta legislature to remember, recognize, and to pay their respects to the 97 officers who have died in Alberta in the line of duty since 1876.

The memorial ceremony takes place near the band shell at the southeast corner of the legislature grounds. It starts with a parade near the bus terminal on 107 Street just south of 99 Avenue, traveling south on 107 Street at 1 p.m.

This day coincides with the national Police and Peace Officer Memorial Day ceremony held at Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

RCMP press releases


  • Update: Missing Leduc girl returns home
  • RCMP warn public of release of High Risk Violent Offender
  • School bus/pedestrian collision kills 6 year old St. Albert boy
  • Wetaskiwin RCMP searching for man wanted for Sexual Interference and Sexual Assault chargesRCMP searching under water in relation to Chelsea Yellowbird homicide
  • RCMP Spruce Grove/Stony Plain arrest violent male who accosted staff and children at local businesses
  • Charges laid from August arson in Stony Plain
  • Multiple Thefts in Willingdon - Tires and Rims Stolen off Vehicle
  • Theft of Rims and Tires from Griffiths Ford in Hinton
  • Red Deer RCMP Charge Two Youth In Relation to Dangerous Driving and Police Vehicle Collision
  • Recent Rash of Car Prowling and Break and Enters in Airdrie
  • St. Albert male sought on voyeurism charges

Assistance offered to technology entrepreneurs

AITF Technology Development Advisor Bill Halley
T. Lucas
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

The Town of Pincher Creek Economic Development Committee invited Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF) Technology Development Advisor Bill Halley to speak on September 26.

Halley explained more about the AITF and the Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta. They try to identify entrepreneurs from individuals to medium sized businesses with ideas in the field of technology. They then assist in the process of taking an idea or innovation through research and development to commercialization. They offer this service free of charge.

St. Michael's participates in the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope

St. Michael's enthusiastic start for Terry Fox run
T. Lucas photo

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

"We are here to show our support for the Terry Fox Foundation, Marathon of Hope,"  said teacher Lori Jo Ettenhofer at the start of the 2 kilometer St. Michael's Terry Fox Run.  She was very pleased with the number of students from kindergarten to grade 8 who raised pledges and joined the walk.  "They've watched the movie on it, they made bulletin boards on it, they've really put a lot of effort into it."

Donations were still coming in and will be tallied up next week.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Co-op milk could make moolah for Mustangs or a local milk drinker

Mustangs hope to be big winners in this challenge
(Advertorial)

Drinking milk is healthy for you, and it might also make for a healthier bottom line for the local Mustangs football teams or a local milk drinker because of a contest put together by Dairyland and Co-op.   From September 27 to October 24 every Dairyland 4 litre jug of white milk sold at Co-op stores across Canada earns the opportunity for the people that purchase the milk a chance to win $5,000 that can be entered for online.  In addition it gives one lucky Co-op the chance to win $5,000 for a local charity of their choice.

“The Missing Piece” would double the size of Waterton Lakes National Park

The 'Species in Focus' of this year's Waterton Wildlife Weekend is the wolf

Andrea Becker, press release

There’s a very real possibility that Waterton Lakes National Park could more than double in size, and people from across Alberta, B.C. and Montana will be gathering in the beautiful mountain park Saturday, September 28, to support the dream.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Senior Girls volleyball - Dragons defeat Hawks in three thrilling sets

St. Michael's Senior Dragons
C. Davis photos
Chris Davis, Pincher Creek Voice

A sizable crowd attended as St. Michael's Senior Girls Volleyball team hosted Halton's Hawks at the Dale Wentz Memorial Gymnasium at St. Michael's School this evening, September 25.  We were treated to three sets of fast paced action from two well matched teams.

Belgian Rotary Club Exchange Student Caroline Laurent to spend a year in Pincher Creek

Caroline Laurent
C. Davis photo
Chris Davis, Pincher Creek Voice

Caroline Laurent is a Rotary Club exchange student who will be spending a year in Pincher Creek with three different families.  Laurent is from the southern part of Belgium and speaks French as her native language.  A friendly young lady, she seems to be genuinely thrilled to be here.

Radiator caps enhance antique Ford aesthetics

Ford propeller-styled radiator cap
T. Lucas photos

Toni Lucas

"A lot of people don't know that Henry Ford was big into aviation and that he made Ford airplanes," explained local car enthusiast and  Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village (KBPV) Director Garnet Heinzig during the recent Harvest Festival at KBPV September 21.  "This was an authorized accessory by Ford  for Model A's 1928 - 1931," he said, displaying a radiator cap that had a propeller.

Garnet Heinzig with 'Emily Car'.

8x8x100: Puzzling Landscape Allied Arts exhibition by Linda Anderson-Stewart

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"8x8x100"
Puzzling Landscape

A two-part exhibition by artist Linda Anderson-Stewart features one hundred small canvases, each beautiful in their own right – but there’s a puzzle to solve!  Come up to the Lebel and check it out.

September 17 – October 8 : Part I
October 10, 7 – 9pm:  Reception, artist in attendance
October 10 – November 2: Part II

Presented by the Allied Arts Council of Pincher Creek

Youth in Action grants deadline approaching


  • Application Deadline Tuesday, October 15


Do you know a group of 10 to 18 year olds that are eager to make a difference in southwestern Alberta? Tell them about the Community Foundation’s new Youth in Action  program.

The program will fund projects that are youth-initiated and youth-driven. Applications will be accepted from youth (ages 10 to 18) who have partnered with a registered charity or a school. The charity or school must be willing to take responsibility for the grant to the youth group.

RCMP officer on patrol captures meteor sighting while on patrol near Manning


RCMP press release

On Saturday, September 21, 2013, shortly after 9:30 pm, an RCMP officer on patrol on a dark highway in northern Alberta couldn't believe his eyes when he saw a very bright fireball crossing the sky.  The unusual sighting was capture on the officer's patrol camera which was recording at the time.

The RCMP officer had been patrolling along Highway 35 approximately 20 kilometres north of Manning near the Hawk Hills hamlet.



Community Astronomer of the Telus World of Science in Edmonton confirmed the report of this sighting.

Manning is located approximately six hours north of Edmonton.


Policing in Alberta, September 25, 2013

RCMP press releases

  • Leduc County accident results in fatality
  • Update for Two St. Albert Boys in Hospital from Possible Drug Overdose
  • RCMP Red Deer City Charge Male In Graffiti Incident
  • RCMP Continue to Investigate Early Morning Collision on Highway 43
  • Police Investigating Vandalism At Kleskun Hill Park
  • RCMP Red Deer City Investigate Armed Robbery
  • RCMP investigating a fatality collision on Highway 36
  • RCMP Red Deer City Investigate Stolen ATV
  • RCMP Investigating B&E to Wembley Liquor Store
  • Airdrie marihuana grow operation and drug seizure

Together We Raise Tomorrow raised awareness yesterday

LaVonne Rideout asks 'What do we have'.
T. Lucas photo
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Twenty people attended a public discussion hosted at Parent Link titled 'Together We Raise Tomorrow' on Tuesday, September 23.  Early Childhood Mapping Communication Development Coordinator LaVonne Rideout from the University of Alberta chaired the discussion.

Wanted: Community Builders

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Join us October 3rd to meet with award-winning community builder Ian Hill. 


The Pincher Creek region is one of twenty Lighthouse Communities in Alberta that will participate in Becoming A Community Builder (BACB).

Ian Hill has designed this groundbreaking program to support rural communities in building leadership capacity across all community sectors.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Another successful Drive One 4UR School event held in Pincher Creek

Dragon and the Hawk working together
T. Lucas photos

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Ford Canada's Drive One 4UR School Event happened in the Ranchland Mall Parking lot on Saturday, September 21.  The fundraiser returned for a second year with the co-operation of Castle Ford, Ford Canada, Matthew Halton High School Booster Club and Friends of St. Michael's.

"We're here at our second annual Drive One 4UR School event, which is a fundraising initiative sponsored by Ford Canada, and Castle Ford," said Castle Ford Sales Manager Merlin Lewis.  "Ford will pay $20 per house hold for a test dive on one of these new Ford vehicles, up to a total of $6,000.  We have cars, SUV's and trucks.  14 vehicles (being driven) with another 14 on display.  At least one of every model."

Pincher Creek Town Council notes from September 23, 2013 meeting


  • Stardust Motel to be rezoned to C-2 Manufactured/Mobile Home 
  • Municipal Development Plan passes second reading 
  • Spray park proposal to go to Recreation Board 
  • Town of Pincher Creek to acknowledge Environmental Public Health Week
  • Alta Gas franchise fee to remain unchanged in 2014
  • Fortis Alberta franchise fee  to remain unchanged in 2014

Wayne Elliott excited to be on Town Council again

Once and future councillor Wayne Elliott
T. Lucas image
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

I'm excited as all heck for getting the chance to be back in Council again," said Wayne Elliott, who was acclaimed  Town of Pincher Creek  Councillor on Monday September 23.  "I am disappointed at being acclaimed rather than voted in, but I am happy to represent Pincher Creek again."

"It will be awesome having a nice mix of new and experienced people around the table.  It's always refreshing to have fresh and new ides to banter about," Elliott said about the other acclaimed members.

Elliott considers himself to be a good listener and plans to keep open communications with the general public.  "Promoting my hometown is paramount.  I plan to do everything I can to do to keep the Town of Pincher Creek 'open for business'."

"A few of the organizations I have been active in are the 5 Pin Bowlers Association, Minor Hockey, and Minor Baseball.  I have also been a Member at Large for the Cemetery Committee and Communities in Bloom.  I have been trained by Municipal Affairs to be a member of the Assessment Review Board.

Elliott intends to attend the Town of Pincher Creek all-candidates forum scheduled for Thursday October 3.

The Town of Pincher Creek Organizational Meeting and Swearing In Ceremony is scheduled for Monday October 28.

Related story:   Wayne Elliott to run for Pincher Creek Town Council

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