Friday, November 30, 2012

It’s the Red and Blue, what do I do?

Constable David A. Rondeau, Fort Vermilion RCMP

I have been a member of the RCMP in Fort Vermilion for the past four months. As a provincial member of the RCMP I serve the communities of Fort Vermilion, Boyer River, La Crete and all the highways in the surrounding area. Before becoming a member of the RCMP, I was an Emergency Medical Technician for four years, and spent a short amount of time as a volunteer Fire Fighter in a small Northern Alberta town.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Town Council Notes November 26, 2012

Toni Lucas

Pincher Creek's Town Council met on the evening of November 26.  In attendance were Mayor Ernie Olsen, Councillors Don Anderberg, Sahra Hancock, Lorne Jackson, Murray Lauder, and Wayne Oliver.  Councillor Roy Smyth attended via telephone.  CAO Laurie Wilgosh was also present.

Remembered: Curtis Glen Dodd

Curtis Glen Dodd

Curtis Glen Dodd of Lethbridge, beloved spouse of Terra Froehlich, passed away suddenly, in a construction accident, on Nov. 14, 2012, at the age of 31.

Curtis is the son of Heather and Norman Dodd of Pincher Creek, Alta. and brother to Jamie Dodd, also of Pincher Creek. He couldn’t wait to get started in life, and was born in the car on the way to the hospital. Curt spent his childhood on the family ranch north of Lundbreck, Alta., and attended Livingstone School.

Athlete of the day, November 29, 2012: Trent Dyer

Trent Dyer

Trent Dyer has qualified to go to Youth Challenge Provincial Bowl held in Calgary January 31.  He is 15 years old and attends Matthew Halton High School in grade 9.

Trent also enjoys soccer and video games.

Three youth from Pincher Creek Chinook Lanes Bowling went to Lethbridge to the Youth Bowling Challenge held in Lethbridge on Saturday November 24.  Travis and Trent Dyer and Michel Hansen all qualified to continue on to Youth Challenge Provincial Bowl held in Calgary January 31.  All three youths attend Matthew Halton High School, and were happy to have made it to the next level.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Out and about November 1-28, 2012: People

We're a little behind on our Out and About section this month.  Here's a bit of a catch-up.  (All photos C. Davis unless otherwise noted.)

^ Superman put in an appearance at the Sr. Huskies vs Fort Macleod hockey game last weekend.  When he's not solving crimes he enjoys playing with Power Rangers in his secret identity as "Brody".  Oops, I guess the secret is out now.

Athlete of the day, November 28, 2012: Travis Dyer

Travis Dyer

Travis Dyer has qualified to go to Youth Challenge Provincial Bowl held in Calgary January 31.  He is 15 years old and attends Matthew Halton High School in grade 9.  Travis enjoys soccer and he helped his dad renovate Dyer Streights, a family ran business.

Three youth from Pincher Creek Chinook Lanes Bowling went to Lethbridge to the Youth Bowling Challenge held in Lethbridge on Saturday November 24.  Travis and Trent Dyer and Michel Hansen all qualified to continue on to Youth Challenge Provincial Bowl held in Calgary January 31.  All three youths attend Matthew Halton High School, and were happy to have made it to the next level.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Chinook Lanes will send Team Soanes to the Alberta Team Championship

Team Soanes
Sean Soanes, Kelly Ogloff, Christie Reed, Gary Duffield
T. Lucas photo
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Chinook Lanes Bowling Alley hosted the House Round of the Alberta Team Championship on November 25. Six teams competed for first place. According to Chinook Lanes Manager Denise Somerville, Bowl Alberta has created the Alberta Team Championship as a new competition that is a combination of the Men's Big Four and Ladies Grand Challenge. "I'm glad that the lanes are full, so many came out for the tournament," said Somerville.

Team Soanes won the challenge and will advance to the Provincial Team Championships, which will be held in Red Deer on December 9, 2012.

Athlete of the day, November 27, 2012: Michel Hansen

Michel Hansen

Michel Hansen has qualified to go to Youth Challenge Provincial Bowl held in Calgary January 31.  He attends Matthew Halton High School is in grade 12 and this will be his first time at the provincials  He has been bowling for twelve years, and also enjoys fishing.  His score at Lethbridge was 1572 out of 8 games, averaging 196.

Three youth from Pincher Creek Chinook Lanes Bowling went to Lethbridge to the Youth Bowling Challenge held in Lethbridge on Saturday November 24.  Travis and Trent Dyer and Michel Hansen all qualified to continue on to Youth Challenge Provincial Bowl held in Calgary January 31.  All three youths attend Matthew Halton High School, and were happy to have made it to the next level.

Livingstone School's presentation of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' well played

Livingstone School and Theatre Prospero breathe new life
into the old bard's play

C. Davis and T. Lucas photos and video

Toni Lucas

The words of the immortal bard rang strong and true throughout the gymnasium at Livingstone School on Thursday, November 25, which was set up for a theatre in the round style of presentation.  Students had four days to work with the the Prospero Theatre (PT) troupe from Edmonton, and they made the most of it.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Senior Huskies still looking for a win after loss against Mustangs

Huskies #24 Darin Kay tries to get one past Mustangs goalie Cody Hall
C. Davis photos and video

Chris Davis, Pincher Creek Voice

Pincher Creek's Senior Huskies hockey team is still finding that first win to be elusive after losing 6-3 in an away game against the Fort Macleod Mustangs on Saturday evening, November 24. It was a fast paced hard hitting game, with a lot of back and forth action.

Should it Stay or Should it Go? What to do With That New “Mo”

Hal Jorgenson's Movember look
University of Lethbridge press release

As Movember winds down around the world, men will be faced (pardon the pun) with a few serious decisions – to keep their new moustache, add a beard, or to shave it off.

A University of Lethbridge researcher has some advice – based on research conducted in New Zealand and Samoa, which could help.

Dr. Paul Vasey, a Behaviour and Evolutionary Psychology researcher at the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge Albertaworked with colleague Dr. Barnaby Dixson (University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia) to test an evolutionary theory that holds that beards evolve for one of two possible purposes (or maybe both):
1. to attract female mates and
2. to scare off male sexual competitors
 The upside? The researchers found that men with beards were rated as older, of higher status and potentially more aggressive by both New Zealand and Samoan men and women.

The downside? These two different cultural groups, in particular women, were reportedly less attracted to men with beards than they were to clean shaven men.

The researchers displayed natural photographs of men with and without full beards posing with neutral, smiling and angry facial expressions.

In both cultures they found that men and women judged faces with full beards as looking older and more socially dominant. Men in both cultures also judged bearded faces posing angry facial expressions as most aggressive.

However, women judged clean-shaven faces as more attractive than bearded faces.

The researchers indicate that, although further research is certainly required, these findings suggest that beards play a stronger role in signaling a man’s age, social status and potential threat than in augmenting physical attractiveness.

Their research was published in the Journal of Behavioural Ecology:

RMAA Renegades dominate Bantam Tournament

Bantam Chinooks vs RMAA Renegades
C. Davis photos and video

Chris Davis, Pincher Creek Voice

Pincher Creek's Bantam Chinooks hosted a tournament at the Memorial Community Centre Arena last weekend.  6 teams divided into two pools competed, playing a total of three games each. Participating teams included the Pincher Creek Chinooks, the RMAA Renegades, the St. Albert Saints, the Coaldale Cobras, the Okotoks Oilers, and the Irvine Bulldogs.

The tournament was a bit of a washout for our Chinooks, who lost all three of their games.

Chinooks vs Renegades

Chinooks vs Renegades
Things started off encouragingly enough for the Chinooks.  The first game of the tournament was played on Friday evening, November 23.  They faced off against the RMAA Renegades, a Tier 2 team.  Chinooks #11 Jessen Luco scored early with a breakaway goal just over a minute into the game, assisted by #18 Emily Wittkopf. The Renegades evened it up about 4 minutes later after dominating the play in the Chinooks end.  Chinooks goalie #1 Jeremy Kretz was kept busy with a salvo of shots being fired at him nonstop throughout the game.  The Renegades were fast, relentless, they skated very well, and their passing play and puck handling was brilliant.  The Renegades took the lead at the 9:49 mark.  With 3:47 left in the period the Chinooks tied it up 2-2 after a bouncy goal by #9 Nic Jordan.  Jessen Luco got the assist on that play. With 2:08 left in the period the Renegades scored again, bringing the score to 3-2 in their favour.

Hunting cougars with a camera

Mother and kitten cougar hiding behind partially buried deer
Leland Kirk photo

Toni Lucas

Leland Kirk was out enjoying a photography outing with his twin brother Lochlan in Waterton Park on November 15, 2012.  Both men are retired, experienced hunters, and photography buffs.  They were looking for mule deer to photograph.   "I had met my brother at the park entrance, and we had gone for a bit of walk when we were down there.  We could see the elk out by the horse barn," said Leland.  The two brothers took a few pictures of bucks and had returned to the car.  "We were just driving by, and we could see where the cougar had buried a deer.  It was all covered with grass, and we could see where the cougar had gone back into the bush," Leland explained.

Musings – Vocabulary, Grammar, Knowledge, and Intellectual Snobbery

RJ Pisko

RJ Pisko, Columnist

I used to think that the more thirty-dollar words one injected into a conversation, essay, or letter to the editor, the smarter the author.  I still do, albeit with increasingly rare frequency.  Correct use of grammar, good spelling skills, and the ability to compose a coherent sentence is what’s more important than trying to be a walking thesaurus.  It’s important in both written and spoken language because – well, because if one speaks and writes in a manner that is comprehensively distracting and intellectually off-putting, the message will be lost.  That means there will have to be an “in other words” explanation.  That should never be necessary.

Clear presentation of one’s thoughts is vital if they are to be accepted as worthy of someone’s attention.  For example, poor grammar, spelling, and sentence structure in a résumé cover letter isn’t going to get the thing a second glance.  Clarity, conciseness, and respect for the readers’ or listeners’ level of possible interest will get a much more favorable response than a rambling, mistake-ridden, distracting nonsensical diatribe.  Or not, but the cards are on the table, easily readable.

Athlete of the day, November 26, 2012: Spencer Dorge

Spencer Dorge
#8 Spencer Dorge of the CNP Peewee "A" Thunder was named Player of the Game after his team's win over Raymond on Friday, November 23.

If you'd like to nominate someone for Athlete of the Day, contact us at

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Athletes of the day, November 25, 2012: RMAA Bantam Renegades

Bantam RMAA Renegades
From the Carstairs area, the RMAA Renegades participated in the Pincher Creek Chinooks Bantam Hockey Tournament held over the weekend, beating all opposition by a convincing margin to win first place.  They put on a clinic in every period they played.  After receiving their medals and accolades the team and their coaches said they hoped to come back to Pincher Creek again next year.

Foothills 4-H Beef Club holds weigh day

Weigh Day participants
Tannis Bruder photo

Tannis Bruder, Club Reporter, Foothills 4-H Beef Club 

The Foothills 4-H beef club is at the start of good year. On November 24th they had weigh in day, and even though there is only 10 kids in the club, there is a lot of good looking steers and heifers. With David DeCock as the club leader, Stacey Stauffer and Jim Welsch as the steer leaders, and Sheldon Lewis as the heifer leader this year is going to be great for all the kids.

Good luck this year.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Athlete of the day, November 24, 2012: Zach Krampe

Zach Krampe with his Player of the Game medal
Zach Krampe wears #25 with Pincher Creek's Bantam Chinooks.  He was awarded Player of the Game for his team after their game earlier today against the St. Albert Saints.  Despite facing overwhelming odds he kept his head up and put in 100% right to the end, as he usually does.  He was injured fairly seriously in October during a game and had to sit a few out, but seems to be back in top form now.

Zach was also a key member of  last season's Minor Dust Devils baseball team, gaining a reputation as a heavy hitter.  Zach is 13, and attends Grade 8 at Matthew Halton School.  He also likes to hunt and camp.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Icy weather keeps Emergency Services busy

Chris Davis

Freezing rain created slippery road conditions in the Pincher Creek area on Tuesday evening, November 20, resulting in a busy time for Pincher Creek Emergency Services.

Emergency Services responded to a two vehicle motor vehicle collision on Highway 507 east of Pincher Creek with an engine, the rescue vehicle, and 2 ambulances.  Fire Chief Dave Cox said 5 people were transported from the scene, some with injuries that appeared to be minor and some who were family members being transported for their convenience.

Letter to the Editor: Marketing Alberta's vanishing heritage landscapes

David McIntyre, Letter to the Editor

Travel Alberta recently hosted a tourism marketing meeting at Pincher Creek's Heritage Inn. On the opposite side of the divided room, the Government of Alberta hosted a stakeholder session in an attempt to, among other goals, save from further degradation the product Travel Alberta is marketing. On the table was this: the future of the South Saskatchewan Watershed.

Travel Alberta holds open house in Pincher Creek

Wynn McLean
T. Lucas image
Toni Lucas

Travel Alberta held an open house conference at the Heritage Inn in Pincher Creek on November 20 that focused on marketing strategies and the Travel Alberta brand.  The day-long conference was attended by approximately sixty people who's livelihoods are directly related in the tourism industry.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

ATB and University of Lethbridge host Small Business Institute Speakers Series

Dr. M. Gordon Hunter and Dan Kazakoff
T. Lucas photo

Toni Lucas

Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB) and the University of Lethbridge (U of L) have joined forces to create a Small Business Institute Speakers Series, the first of which happened at the Ramada Inn in Pincher Creek on Wednesday November 21.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Health Hazard Alert: Certain Krown brand Cherry Tomatoes

Certain Krown brand Cherry Tomatoes and various store-made party trays containing cherry tomatoes may contain Salmonella bacteria

November 21, 2012

Krown brand cherry tomatoes
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the cherry tomatoes and store-made party trays containing cherry tomatoes described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following products are affected by this alert:

These products have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, North West Territories and Yukon and may have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The importer and retailers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

RCMP Red Deer City investigates counterfeit American bills

Editor's note: While this story is about counterfeit bills being passed in Red Deer City, local businesses are also reminded that this kind of fraud can easily spread throughout southern Alberta.

Throughout the last month a number of Red Deer businesses have been victimized by individuals passing counterfeit American currency. The bills are taken in payment for items and have been accepted by several Red Deer businesses. The businesses are accepting the bills as legal tender and the fraud is not reported until the money is deposited with the bank.

The counterfeit bills are described:
  • $20, $50 and $100 denominations. 
  • Having a different “feel” then a regular bill.
  • The colours are reversed (green where the bill should be white).
  • The serial number on the bills are the same.
RCMP offer the following tips when dealing with currency:
touch the bill;
  • tilt the bill, looking at the Hologram.  Ensure the number within matches the denomination of the bill;
  • look through the bill.  There are many security features that are visible on real bills;
  • Serial numbers.  No two are the same;
  • colour, ensure it is consistent.
When taking currency as a form of payment, if something looks suspicious on the bill:
  • request alternate bill or form of payment;
  • do not take it as payment;
  • report it to the Police.
For more information about currency and counterfeiting, refer to the Bank of Canada website

Investigators ask that anyone with information regarding this crime contact Red Deer City RCMP at 403.343.5575.

If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online at  If the information leads to an arrest, tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.

Recreation Advisory Committee seeks volunteers


Town of Pincher Creek
Pincher Creek & District Recreation Advisory Committee

The Committee purpose is to advise the Town of Pincher Creek on various recreation issues, make recommendations regarding facility and parks and to provide an avenue for citizens to bring forward their ideas and concerns related to recreation services, programs and facilities.  The Committee meets on a monthly basis.

Committee “Member-at-Large” Vacancies are as follows:
Town of Pincher Creek Representative – 3 positions
M.D. of Pincher Creek Representative – 1 position

To be eligible:

  1. Must be 18 years of age
  2. A Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant and
  3. A resident of the Town/M.D. of Pincher Creek

Application forms may be picked up at the Town Office or Recreation hours Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Any questions, please call 403-627-4322.

Missing Red Deer youth found

Update: Sommer Currie was located on November 30, 2012. RCMP would like to thank the media for their assistance in locating the missing youth.

Alberta government proposes legislation to reduce use of tobacco by young people

Legislation to protect young Albertans focus of renewed Tobacco Reduction Strategy Plan includes tools and incentives to reduce tobacco use

Alberta’s new tobacco reduction strategy proposes legislation to further protect young Albertans from tobacco, actions to prevent tobacco use, and enhanced support to help Albertans quit using tobacco products.

“Tobacco use is linked to several forms of cancer, as well as many other illnesses, and contributes to the death of thousands of people every year,” said Health Minister Fred Horne. “As part of our continued fight against cancer and our commitment to the health of Albertans, this government is taking action to make tobacco and tobacco-like products less attractive to youth, further reduce exposure to second-hand smoke and help Albertans quit using tobacco.”

Creating Tobacco-Free Futures: Alberta’s Strategy to Prevent and Reduce Tobacco Use, 2012-2022, will focus on the following priorities over the next three years:

  • introducing legislation restricting the sale of flavoured tobacco;
  • introducing provincial legislation to prohibit tobacco sales to minors;
  • enacting legislation to protect children from second-hand smoke in vehicles;
  • increasing social marketing around the harms associated with tobacco use;
  • enhancing tobacco cessation training for health professionals; and
  • expanding workplace, school-based and community tobacco-cessation programs.

National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims

This year Canada will hold its fourth annual “National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims”, on November 21. This date is chosen based on the Wednesday following the third Sunday in November. The idea was started in 1993 by a British charity called RoadPeace, and in 2005, the United Nation (U.N.) decided to make "World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims” the third Sunday of November.

This day set aside to remember those killed or seriously injured on Canadian roads, often in avoidable collisions, and those left to deal with the sudden and unexpected loss of people they love.

The good news is that we can save lives. Last year, one life was saved every day because Canada is:

  • Increasing enforcement
  • Introducing new policies
  • Building safer vehicles
  • Changing road user behaviours
  • Improving our roads

Even though the number of deaths on our roads is going down, there is still a great deal of work to do.

November 21 is your opportunity to remember the victims, and to express your support.

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO), which is part of the U.N., oversees this important day of remembrance because road safety is a significant health issue. An estimated 1,200,000 people are killed around the world every year in road traffic crashes. This is why so many countries now participate in this special day of remembrance.

In Canada, almost 2,200 people die and another 173,000 are injured every year in road crashes. The Canadian Global Road Safety Committee (CGRSC) felt that the tragic loss of life and serious injuries of so many people needed to be marked by a day of its own. This day allows Canadians to honour those who have died or been affected by road crashes, along with their families, friends and colleagues.


Freezing rain warning issued

Update: This weather alert has now passed.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Out and about, November 1 - 20, 2012: Changeable weather

Toni Lucas photo

Athlete of the day, November 20. 2012: Alex Oliver

Alex Oliver
Pincher Creek Senior Mustangs' Lineman of the Year Alex Oliver is also known off the field for his culinary talents.  He was one of the recipients of the Senior High Food Award at the Matthew Halton School 2011-2012 Academic Achievement Awards for his contributions to the Matthew Halton Team Cuisine, baking an apple pie, a decorated sponge cake, muffins and cookies in four hours at last season's Southern Alberta Regional Skills Competition.  Alex is also a top scoring bowler.

Mortgaging our children’s futures - MLA Column

Livingstone-Macleod MLA Pat Stier
MLA Pat Stier, Livingstone-Macleod MLA

In the provincial election campaign last spring, Premier Alison Redford promised to change the character of Alberta. With the recent announcement Alberta will now join the ranks of indebted provinces, she has delivered.

St. Michael's hosts 2A Volleyball Zones Championships

2012 2A Boys South Zone Volleyball Champions
Picture Butte Kings
F. van Zandwijk photo

Chris Davis with Toni Lucas and Frank van Zandwijk

The Dale Wentz Memorial Gymnasium at St. Michael's School was the site of the 2012 2A Boys Volleyball Zone Championships on November 16 and 17.  Six regional teams competed in a total of 11 games for the championship banner and the bragging rights that come with it.  Participating teams included St. Michael's Dragons, the Picture Butte Kings, the F.P. Walshe Flyers from Fort Macleod, the Immanuel Christian High School Eagles from Lethbridge, the Country Central High School Hawks from Vulcan, and the Crowsnest Consolidated High School Panthers.  The games were all best-of-three.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Heartbreak for Senior Huskies as double-overtime game against Fort Macleod goes to a shootout

Sr. Huskies vs Fort Macleod Mustangs
T. Lucas photos and video
Toni Lucas and Chris Davis

Pincher Creek's Senior RHL Huskies are still looking for their first win after hosting the Fort Macleod Mustangs on Saturday evening, November 17.  A large crowd turned out for the game, and it was made obvious that the Huskies have plenty of hometown support.  In fact, that's one way the Huskies are ahead of the other three teams in the RHL.  An average of 210 people attended each of their last two home games, 45 more per game than their closest competitor for fans, Fort Macleod.

Midget Huskies defeat Taber Oil Kings

Midget Huskies vs Taber
T. Lucas photos and video
Toni Lucas and Chris Davis

Pincher Creek's Midget Huskies hosted the Taber Oil Kings at the MCC arena on Saturday, November 17.  The Huskies outskated the Oil Kings for the majority of the game, and it showed on the scoreboard, with the Huskies ultimately winning it 11-1.

Bantam Chinooks dethrone Oil Kings

Bantam Chinooks vs Taber Oil Kings
C. Davis photos and video
Chris Davis

Pincher Creek's Bantam Chinooks hosted the Taber Oil Kings at the MCC arena on Sunday afternoon, November 18. The two teams met in Taber the day before, and the Chinooks emerged the victor in that one by a score of 9-2.

Athlete of the day, November 19, 2012: Josh Conley

Josh Conley
Wearing #6 for the CNP Peewee Thunder, Josh Conley has proven to be a great asset to his team.  He's been named the Digger/Player of the Game twice already this season.  He's achieved 4 goals and 6 assists for a total of 10 points in this season's exhibition and regular season games.

In the warmer months you can see him pitching, hitting, and rounding home for Pincher Creek's Dust Devils baseball team.

Wind warning issued

Note: this warning has now passed.

Movember stories: Tom Holoboff

Tom Holoboff, Movember 1
Updated, Movember 19, 2012

Ok, so I have joined the Co-op team in showing my support for Movember and you can see my info at

If you can support me and or forward on to friends to support me that would be great. I will try to update photos each week and add comments a couple of times a week. Our team is doing the full beard thing so you could say we are all in. I hope this finds you all in good health and happy.

Thanks, Tom Holoboff

Tom Holoboff, circa Movember 17

If you have a Movember story you'd like to share, contact us at

Parade of Lights and Moonlight Madness

Photos: Chris Davis

Pincher Creek's annual Parade of Lights and Moonlight Madness event was blessed with unusually warm weather this year, resulting in larger than normal crowds.

Movember update November 19, 2012

The month of Movember is more than halfway over now.  Here are some recent sightings around town.

Hal Jorgensen: A Movember man
^ Hal Jorgensen decided to put some style into his Movember makeover.  Jorgensen also discovered he was the Co-op Moonlight Madness Grand Prize winner of a Husquarna snow thrower.  Although Hal was happy about his win, he faced a dilemma.  He had nowhere to put his prize because he has no garage.  Within 15 minutes of the call letting him know he had won the snowblower his neighbour called to ask a favour.  Said neighbour was considering purchasing a snowblower, but had no way to pick it up. He asked if Hal be willing to help him. "I've got a better deal," Jorgenson said, proposing that his neighbour be the one to store the newly won snowblower, while sharing the use of it.

Atom 2 Chinooks win one and lose one

Atom 2 Chinooks vs Irvine
C. Davis photos and video
Chris Davis

Pincher Creek's Atom "C" Chinooks hosted the Irvine Bulldogs at the MCC arena on Saturday afternoon, November 17.  A week before, on November 10, they played an away game against the Bulldogs, losing that one 6-2.  Unfortunately, the Chinooks fared even worse at home, losing 13-2.  Scoring for the Chinooks was #10 Nico Charette and Captain #18 Caleb Evans.  #5 Nick Crook and #21 Abi Cryderman got assists.  Both of those goals happened in the first period. Despite being behind the whole game, the Chinooks didn't appear to be losing heart.  They're still improving every game, and are certainly creating more opportunities for themselves, but are still struggling with actually scoring. Irvine was quite obviously a more experienced team,  and much of the game played out in the Chinooks end.

Novice Chinooks show remarkable growth in two home games

2012/13 Pincher Creek Novice Chinooks
Chris Davis

Pincher Creek's Novice "B" Chinooks hosted two games at home last weekend, the first on Saturday, November 17 against Warner and the second on Sunday against Taber.  The big leaps in growth the Chinooks have made over the last few weeks was evident in both games.

Sunny Sharma Memorial Peewee hockey tournament held in CNP

The Sunny Sharma Memorial Crowsnest Pass Thunder Peewee Tournament was held from Friday November 16 to Sunday November 18 at the Coleman rink.  The Crowsnest Pass Peewee Thunder played 3 games.  They defeated the Taber Oil Kings 2-1, and Player of the Game was #30 Sean Park.  They were defeated 5-1 for the High River Rangers. Player of that Game was #19 Logan Amos.  They were defeated by the Strathmore Storm 4-2.  Player of that game was #6 Josh Conley.

Midnapore Express defeated Strathmore Storm in th Finals by a score of 4-0.

The next Spud League Regular Season Game for the Crowsnest Pass Peewee ‘A’ Thunder will be against the Raymond Peewee ‘A’ Ice on Friday, November 23, starting at 7:30 pm in Raymond.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Athletes of the day, November 18, 2012: Novice Chinooks

2012/13 Novice Chinooks
Pincher Creek's Novice Chinooks were amazing to watch this weekend.  Warner edged them by only one point on Saturday, and on Sunday they were phenomenal against the Taber Oil Kings, doubling them on the scoreboard.  This reporter's pen ran dry taking note of the achievements of the individual members of this stellar group of athletes, and on this weekend they demonstrated that they are in fact a team.  They played as a team.  They lost as a team.  They won as a team.

Atom 1 Chinooks defeat Taber Oil Kings

Taber Oil Kings face off against the Atom 1 Chinooks
C. Davis photos and video

Chris Davis

Pincher Creek's Atom 1 "A" Chinooks turned a rough start to the season around in their last two games.  They lost their first two games of the season, both against Coaldale, by wide margins.  On Saturday, November 10 they played an away game against the Crowsnest Thunder, and won that game by a score of 11-5.  They were back on home ice yesterday, November 17 hosting the Taber Oil Kings.

RCMP responds to collision near Matthew Halton School

Pincher Creek RCMP responded to a multiple vehicle collision early Sunday morning, November 18, near the Matthew Halton High School. An eastbound vehicle lost control hitting two other parked vehicles, sending one clear onto a lawn from the roadway and sending his own vehicle crashing onto its side.

The Driver and passenger were both taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries. The driver was arrested shortly after on outstanding warrants and faces several new charges as a result of the incident.

RCMP believe that speed and alcohol were both contributing factors to the event.

Update: The driver in this incident will appear in Pincher Creek Court on Tuesday, November 20 to face charges of Impaired Operation of a motor vehicle and dangerous driving along with other charges.

Update (link) June 28, 2014: 
Pincher Creek fugitive apprehended and sentenced for 2012 impaired driving incident

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