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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Pincher Creek RCMP respond to fatality near Castle Mountain Ski Resort


RCMP Alberta - The RCMP responded to a request for assistance at 2:00 pm June 16 of a skier who fell down a rocky slope on Mount Haig near the Castle Mountain Ski Resort after being hit by loose rock. The two skiers with him attempted first aid and were joined by other hikers who were in the nearby area of Haig Lake.

The RCMP along with Pincher Creek Emergency Services and Provincial Parks Conservation Officers were dispatched to the location. Alpine Helicopters out of Canmore responded and located the skier, who was declared deceased. Alpine Helicopters with rescue technicians from Alberta Provincial Parks and Waterton Lakes National Park had to complete a long line recovery of the male.

Family members of the 22-year-old male from Lethbridge were on scene.

Castle Mountain Ski Resort and staff assisted in this difficult recovery. STARS helicopter also attended to the location.

The RCMP in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner continue to investigate. Further information is not available at this time.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Fox Theatre show times


Fox Theatre
Hotline at 403-627-3444 or text/phone Edith at 403-827-0084.  
We accept debit cards.

Showing June 13 to 20:

ROCKETMAN
Rated 14A Coarse Language. 
Substance Abuse  
Showtimes. 7:00 and 9:10 nightly

Held Over: LIFE OF PETS 2 
2/3 D. Rated General
Showtimes:  7:10 and 9:00 nightly. 
Saturday matinee at 2:00 pm 


2D presentations on Wednesday and all matinees

Coming June 21:  TOY STORY 4 in 2/3 D 


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Town to discontinue bus service

Press release
Council for the Town of Pincher Creek during the May 13 regular meeting approved the recommendation from the Transportation Committee to discontinue the scheduled bus service effective May 31.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Injury collision near Cowley


Pincher Creek RCMP - Pincher Creek RCMP are currently investigating a two vehicle collision which occurred at the intersection of Highway 3 and Highway 510 near Cowley, Alberta at approximately 3:50 pm today. A one-ton truck travelling southbound was in collision with an SUV travelling westbound. A 48-year-old female passenger in the SUV has been transported to hospital with serious injuries. There were a total of 6 occupants in the SUV and no one else was injured in that vehicle. The 75-year-old male driver and lone occupant of the truck was transported to hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Pincher Creek RCMP with the assistance of an RCMP Collision Analyst continue to investigate and traffic is being re-routed through Cowley. No additional details are currently available at this time.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Busing Changes in Pincher Creek & Lundbreck

Busing Changes in Pincher Creek & Lundbreck: For the past 9 years, bussing services for Livingstone Range School Division (LRSD) students living in Pincher Creek and Lundbreck have been provided by First Student Canada ULC.  A recent LRSD transportation financial review revealed that the division cannot afford the current contract with First...

Pincher Creek RCMP investigating rural Break and Enter


Pincher Creek RCMP
- On May 10th, 2019 at approximately 06:00 am person(s) unknown broke into a home located on the Summerview Feedlot. The house was not occupied at the time of the break and enter. After gaining access to the house unknown suspects proceeded to steal a firearm with ammunition that was locked in a storage room as well as some meat from a freezer. Surveillance video captured a white truck and a side by side OHV with orange fenders or hood area, leaving the area, they are believed to be involved in this break and enter.

Pincher Creek RCMP is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspects in this theft.

If you have any information, please call the Pincher Creek RCMP at 403-627-6010. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Crime spree suspects apprehended near Summerview


Pincher Creek RCMP - On April 30, 2019 at approximately 10:15 am Pincher Creek RCMP responded to a report of a rural property owner that was in pursuit of his stolen quad. The property owner was returning to his acreage when he noticed a male driving away from his yard with his quad. Members responded to the area and received updates from the property owner who was chasing his quad through a field northeast of Pincher Creek near Highway 785.

As members were closing in on the location the property owner reported the male on the quad had crashed and then jumped into a waiting F350 pickup truck. The property owner and neighbour who witnessed the pursuit attempted to block the F350 from leaving the area with their vehicles. The F350 pushed their vehicles out of the way and turned onto Highway 785 as members from the Pincher Creek and Piikani RCMP detachments arrived. They initiated a pursuit of the F350 and determined it was a stolen vehicle from Raymond Alberta. After a short pursuit the F350 lost control near Summerview Alberta, and two male occupants then fled on foot. A female passenger in the stolen F350 was taken into custody without incident.

Members from Pincher Creek, Piikani, Claresholm, Fort MacLeod and Crowsnest Pass RCMP detachments helped contain the area. An RCMP Police Dog Service attended and completed a search of the area, locating one of the males who was taken into custody without incident. The second male is still at large and the search has been suspended.

The investigation is ongoing and no further details will be released at this time. Charges against the male and female suspects are pending.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Child injured by gunshot


Pincher Creek RCMP - On April 22 2019 at approximately 11:30 am Pincher Creek RCMP and Pincher Creek emergency services responded to the Pincher Creek Hospital for an 11-year-old child from the Pincher Creek Hutterite Colony suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

The child has been stabilized and transported to the Calgary Children's Hospital for further treatment.

Pincher Creek RCMP are investigating this incident, at this time it has been determined a 13-year-old child found and was playing with a 22 caliber pistol, and accidentally discharged the pistol which struck the 11-year-old child in the chest area. There were no adults present when this occurred.

Pincher Creek RCMP is continuing the investigation into the incident as well as the safety and storage of the firearm.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Gun complaint in Bellevue updated



Update:  As of 11:51 pm April 18 the firearm investigation which unfolded earlier is over and the police will be clearing from the scene.  The Crowsnest RCMP with the assistance of the Emergency Response Team (ERT), entered a residence where one adult male was located and declared deceased.

There were no other people in the residence.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Lawn chemical poisoning


Amanda Poll, Health Promotion Facilitator,  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.

RCMP Crime Reduction Units in EAD and SAD on the hunt for fugitive

Wanted: Brandon Unrau
RCMP Alberta - RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance to locate a male wanted on outstanding warrants from various Detachments in Eastern and Southern Alberta.

Kamikaze Kreepshow


Phil Burpee - I have always felt that it best serves the public discourse to strive for as much accuracy as possible when throwing around terminology, which is often done wantonly. When the recent tragic piling-in of a Boeing 737 into the Ethiopian dirt was being addressed by various officials and muck-mucks from industry, the term deployed was ‘contact with terrain’. Well, okay – I think you mean ‘crash’, right? Referring to a three-hundred ton jet carving out a thirty-foot deep divot in the ground as a ‘contact with terrain’ is about as meaningful as calling a tornado a ‘twirling of weather’ – no, it’s a furious hellsbroth of unbridled and murderous intensity, and no flaccid euphemism can make it otherwise.

Saturday, April 6, 2019


Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9
2019 Gravel Haul Tender

The Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 (MD) invites tenders for the provision of hauling gravel within the Municipal District of Pincher Creek. Contractors will be required to provide all the necessary equipment and labour to meet the frequency of services.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 - 2019 Gravel Crushing Tender


Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9
2019 Gravel Crushing Tender

The Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 (MD) invites tenders for the crushing of approximately 108,000 Cubic Yards of gravel within the Municipal District of Pincher Creek. Quantities required are 100,000 Cubic Yards of Designation 4, Class 20 and 8,000 Cubic Yards of Designation 3 Class 12.5C. The successful tenderer will be required to complete the project on or before November 1, 2019.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

AHS informing individuals of exposure to tuberculosis

  • Case presents no risk to general public
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is in the process of notifying individuals potentially exposed to a confirmed case of tuberculosis (TB) in the South Zone.  Notification letters are part of the standard TB exposure followup and include information on standard TB assessment, screening and treatment, if required.  The exposure occurred in a school setting and presents no risk to the general public. AHS is informing the public about followup actions as a matter of transparency.  Only those who receive notification letters from AHS are considered exposed to this case.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Beaver Mines sewer project Gong Show continues


Cornell Van Ryk - At the MD Council Meeting on March 25, 2019, Council effectively decided to start over at square one on the Beaver Mines Sewer project.

When I first put pen to paper regarding this project, I anticipated one or two letters to the editor. Little did I know this thing would turn into a saga. Readers are probably as tired of reading my rants as I am of writing them.

re. the Jason Kenney platform


Phil Burpee - I like to think I’m a discerning voter, and so I thought I’d better have a good gander at Jason Kenney’s UCP electoral platform to help me determine whether or not I might toss him my vote. And even though I see Mr. Kenney elicit a great wave of warmth and fuzziness amongst those who follow his pronouncements all up and down the province, I want nonetheless to get to the bones of the matter. Democracy demands no less. So, let’s see…… here’s what I’ve cobbled together to date.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

God’s in us and we are in God


Joyce Sasse (Lenten Musings continue) - God is a concept bigger than most people feel they can understand. But when a connection can be made linking us with God, that is helpful.

For Christians, that connection is Jesus – said to be “fully human” and “fully divine”. On the one hand he was a baby who grew into manhood. He laughed and cried, was sometimes disappointed, but tried to show positiveness … as do we.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Citizen raises flag concerns


Joyce W. Bonertz - When will the Town of Pincher Creek fix the Canadian flag located at the Golf Course on the west side of Hwy. 6? Our Canadian flag is torn and flies beneath the American flag.

Break, Enter and Mischief to the Fort Museum


RCMP Alberta -
Sometime during the evening of Sunday March 24th and early morning hours of Monday March 25th, 2019, unknown persons entered into the Fort Museum courtyard through the locked gate. The suspects caused hundreds of dollars worth of damage to the property, with several windows, doors, and walls vandalized.

If you have any information regarding this Break & Enter please contact Cst. Tracy Gates at the Fort Macleod RCMP Detachment at 403-553-7200. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS),online at www.p3tips.com, or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through Apple App or Google Play Stores.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Group Group Youth employment opportunity


GROUP GROUP YOUTH SOCIETY
DROP-IN CENTRE

Part-time Position Available
Assistant Program Coordinator

Opportunity for Journeyman Carpenter in Pincher Creek area


Livingstone Range School Division No.68
Facilities Department
Journeyman Carpenter

Livingstone Range School Division invites applications for the full time (1.0 FTE) position of Journeyman Carpenter in the area of Pincher Creek, Alberta. 

Coffee with MD Council Monday April 8


SPECIAL EVENT EVENING
MD Flag Raising Ceremony
Meet Our New CAO Troy MacCulloch
Coffee with Council
Monday, April 8, 2019
6:00 pm

Friday, March 22, 2019

Multicultural potluck March 30


Saturday March 30, 5-8 PM
at St. John’s Anglican Church

Tany Warkentin (supporting pastor for Springridge Church) and her family will share memories of their recent travels back to Burkina Faso (in Northwest Africa) where they had lived for 6 years.

Cardston RCMP arrest woman on outstanding warrants

RCMP Alberta - On March 14, 2019 Cardston RCMP arrested a female on outstanding warrants.

Shelise Jay Black Water (28) of Standoff, Alta., was wanted for trafficking fentanyl dating back to May of 2018. Upon her arrest Black Water was found to possess 15 Carfentanyl pills on her person.

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