Saturday, November 30, 2013

Bottles help make math fun at St. Michael's School

Kate Conley discovers how many 500 ml bottles it takes to fill a 2 L bottle
T. Lucas photos
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

St. Michael's students had fun with math class while prepping for their Trickster Theater residency that begins on Monday during Friday, November 29.  The school has chosen a plastic water battle theme and recycling for their Trickster residency that happens December 2 - 6.  The small gym had water bottles that the students brought in, and ones that had been donated by the Pincher Creek Recycling Center.

Trade careers showcased at St. Michael's School

Jennifer Sundberg, Pat Neumann, Mike Bates, Kyle Williams, Tori Bailer, Randy Wittkopf, Sonny Richards, Jason Bruns and Jeremy Nelson talked to grades 6 - 8.
T. Lucas photo

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

A number of area citizens participated in the St. Michael's School Teacher Assisted Class (TAC) on November 29.  Students from grades 6 - 8 attended a lecture and question and answer period where people from a number of different trades explained what they do.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Smeaton reappointed Superintendent of Schools for the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division

Excerpted from November 27 Holy Spirit Catholic School Board Meeting Briefs

At their November 2013 meeting the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division Board reviewed correspondence from Deputy Minister Greg Bass, indicating approval for the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division Board of Trustees’ submission of Form 5, Notice of Intent to Reappoint the Superintendent.   As a result of this approval, as well as the positive evaluation conducted on September 24, 2013, Mr. Chris Smeaton shall be reappointed as Superintendent of Schools, effective October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2018.

Smeaton was also cited in the November 2013 edition of "School Administrator" in the “Best of Blogs” section.

Special Meeting of the Board

On November 7, 2013 the Board of Trustees ratified the Memorandum of Agreement with ATA Local No. 5.  A liturgy and signing ceremony was  held  on  November  26,  2013  in  honour  of  the  successful conclusion to these labour negotiations.

Lethbridge Bid for 2019 Canada Winter Games

The division has been approached by the Lethbridge Sports Council to lend its support in bidding for the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

Rockies drop two more as winless streak grows

Rockies vs Red Deer
C. Davis photo
Frank McTighe, Macleod Gazette Editor

The Southwest Rockies are finding November to be the cruelest month.

The Rockies are winless this month as they dropped a pair of South Central Alberta Bantam AA Hockey league games on the weekend.

The losses stretched the Rockies winless skid to six games and dropped their record to 3-11-1, which leaves them just three points out of last place in the 14-team league.

The Rockies will attempt to record one win this month when they host Okotoks Oilers at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at Pincher Creek.

The Rockies also host Cranbrook Hornets at 12 noon Sunday, Dec. 1 at the Coleman rink.

On Saturday, Dec. 7 the Rockies travel to Airdrie for a 1:45 p.m. game.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Canyon School and Trickster Theatre prepare for Friday night Play

Grade one student Cheyenne Kleinhans-Kaupp plunges into acting.
Photos courtesy of Kathy Brown
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Canyon School has been working with Trickster Theatre to create a play based on 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' called 'The Leader in All of Us!' during the week of November 25 - 29.  All age ranges at the school have been involved and have been learning the craft of creating and acting in a play, from the ground up.  They will be putting on a public performance on Friday, November 29, at 7:00 pm.

Livingstone School Italian Night fundraiser to be held November 29


Livingstone School
Grad 2014 Italian Night Fundraiser

Friday, November 29
Cowley Hall

Hazella brand Chocolatey Hazelnut Spread recalled due to undeclared almonds

Frères Magid Brothers Distribution is recalling Hazella brand Chocolatey Hazelnut Spread from the marketplace because it contains almonds which are not declared on the label. People with an allergy to almonds should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold nationally: Hazella Chocolatey Hazelnut Spread 150 g, Product code: 13035, UPC: 0 63517 01136 5
Click here for more information

Smiles for Trees of Hope

 Maggie Olson and Adrian Hartman (Windy Slopes Health Foundation),
Mark Nelson and Shannon Comin (Tim Hortons, Pincher Creek)
Windy Slopes press release

Trees brightening up the night at Pincher Creek Health Centre can only mean one thing- it’s time for the 23rd Annual Trees of Hope Campaign. Tim Horton's in Pincher Creek are leading the way with a $1,200 campaign donation, the proceeds from this year’s Smile Cookies. Tim Hortons owner Mark Nelson and manager Shannon Comin recently presented the funds to Maggie Olson and Adrian Hartman of Windy Slopes Health Foundation.

Temporary road closures November 29-30, 2013

The Town of Pincher Creek has announced that Kettles Street from East Avenue to Police Avenue will be closed on Friday November 29 and Saturday November 30 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm both days.  The closure is to accomodate the MD of Pincher Creek in their move to their new facility.

Policing in Alberta to November 28, 2013

RCMP press releases
  • Grande Prairie RCMP seeking public's assistance to find missing 14 year old
  • Explosion at Clean Harbours Business in Leduc Industrial Park results in two injuries
  • Approximately 70 tires stolen from Castor business
  • Multi-Agency Rocky Mountain House Checkstop
  • Fatal September collision results in charges for Edmonton man
  • Picture Butte RCMP investigating trailer theft
  • Two Hills RCMP assist with female in medical distress

Grande Prairie RCMP seeking public's assistance to find missing 14 year old

Grande Prairie RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in locating 14 year old Braiden DESJARLAIS of Grande Prairie.

Missing: Braiden Desjarlais

A tour of the Pincher Creek Seed Cleaning Plant

Pincher Creek Seed Cleaning Plant

Chris Davis, Pincher Creek Voice

  • New color sorter in the works

Pincher Creek Seed Cleaning Co-op (PCSCC) Chairman Leonard McGlynn recently took me on a tour of the seed cleaning plant, which is located at Pincher Station. It was opened February 2, 1989 and currently serves "65 big users and 197 members" according to McGlynn.

Pincher Creek Seed Cleaning Co-op Chairman Leonard McGlynn

"The seed plant cleans grain for the farmers to put it to standard to put in the ground free of weeds and contaminants," McGlynn explained.  Seed plant employee Bud van Kommer demonstrated the apparatus for me, including the air screening machine, which separates out rocks, dust, weeds, wild oats, ergot, and smaller seeds that are less likely to produce well, leaving behind the good seed which is then returned to the farmers for sowing. The plant is open 5 days a week for about 10 hours a day.

MD of Pincher Creek council notes, November 2013

  • Appointments to Boards and Committees approved
  • Seed Cleaning Co-op receives funding
  • Tis the season for snow plow planning
  • Twin Butte rezoning request to go to Public Hearing
  • Regional Water borrowing bylaw defeated
  • Electronic recording of council meetings approved
  • North Burmis Road to get delineator posts
  • Oldman Watershed Council receives funding
  • Livingstone School message centre receives funding
  • Hairpin turn to get signage
  • Road concerns raised
  • Tax penalty waiver denied
  • 'Unsightly" Lundbreck property concerns neighbour
  • Pincher Station "surveillance suite" approved
  • Camp Impeesa gravel request approved
  • New decking for Bobby Burns ponds approved
  • Division 3 Divisional Meeting to be held December 19 postponed

Pincher Creek Town Council notes from November 25, 2013 meeting

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice
  • One or more Councillors to take Assessment Review Board Training
  • Planning for a two day planning session
  • Affordable housing was addressed in council 
  • Pow-wow funding request advised to approach Joint Funding
  • Pincher Creek Golf Club to receive a letter of support
  • Pincher Creek to join with Lethbridge on a bid for Canada Winter Games
  • Holiday Train to be met by Mayor Anderberg
  • Town council hears SSRP concerns from Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative president

Parent Link giveaway event to be held November 29 and 30

Sharon Vander Valk and Marian Helene Hochstein sort in preparation for
give away event

Parent Link Family Centre (located in the Ranchland Mall) is currently accepting donations for the children's clothing, book and toy give away which is scheduled to happen in Ranchland Mall  on Friday, November 29 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and Saturday, November 30 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm.

Becoming a Community Builder update

James Van Leeuwen (standing, far right) addresses those that attended
the November 21 informal BACB meeting
On Thursday, November 21, approximately 30 people met in the Ranchland Mall to discuss the Becoming a Community Builder (BACB) project.  Many were involved from the start date of October 18, some are not yet enrolled, but would like to join.  The meeting was meant to be an informal and accessible meeting to see how people were progressing in the course and to give the chance for people to meet and network.  It began with a potluck dinner and progressed into wide ranging conversations.

Those that would like to find out more about the program cam visit the website Becoming a CommunityBuilder or contact James Van Leeuwen, (403) 627-8427,

Sneeze the modern way to spare family and friends your germs

(NC) Imagine you are standing in a cramped elevator, waiting to get out of this forced uncomfortable situation, when someone behind you sneezes. As a wave of hot air rushes out of their mouth and nose, you feel the germs droplets landing on the back of your neck causing you to shiver with repulsion. You, my friend, have just been slimed.

Many people have had an experience like this, making them wish everyone had been taught how to keep their germs to themselves.

Today's best medical advice is that sneezing into the crook of our elbow or directly into a tissue is best to prevent the spread of germs. However, there are many adults out there in public raised on the idea that sneezing into your hand is the way to corral your germs. The proper etiquette for this bodily function has changed over the past few decades from handkerchiefs to hands, with an emphasis on the 'elbow shield' coming into vogue in the 1990s. This means that people who practice the pre-90s habit of using the hand cover are likely contributing to the spread of germs – germs that will not only make their family, friends and co-workers sick, but that might circle back around to bite them a second time.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Town council hears SSRP concerns from Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative president

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (YYCI) President Karsten Heuer appeared as a delegation before Pincher Creek's Town Council during the regular council meeting of Monday evening, November 25, 2013.

Heuer said he was disturbed by the small amount of change in protected areas represented in the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional land use Plan (SSRP), and that he wanted to inform the council about what stage the SSRP process is currently at.

"We are now at one of the final stages of the process, they put out the draft, and it is now open for consultation and comment from individuals and municipalities until January 15th.  Then they're hoping to go back and make any adjustments and make a final plan in April."

Pincher Creek Fire Brigade donates a defibrillator to KBPV

Lynn Brasnett, Marg Cox, Ray Degan and Colleen Cyr
with Defibrillator unit and protective case
T. Lucas photo

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

The Pincher Creek Fire Brigade donated an Automatic External Defibrillator to the Pincher Creek and District Historical Society (PCDHS) on Wednesday, November 27.

"If someone is unresponsive, call 911 first," cautioned  EMTs Lynn Brasnett and Marg Cox who showed PCDHS members how to use the device.  The device is designed to be easy to use and has written instructions and diagrams, and will give audio instructions once engaged.  Cox explained that if the machine can detect a pulse, it will not deliver a shock.  The combination of electrical stimulus and chest compressions it provides have been proven to save lives.

PCDHS board member Ray Degan felt that it was very important to have this on the site of Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village (KBPV) and worked with the Fire Brigade to make it happen.   Degan has planned a centralized location within the Reg and Mildred Beere Hall on the KBPV site to house the defibrillator.

"We have thousands of visitors of all ages every year," said PCDHS President Colleen Cyr.  "We have individual visitors, tour groups, programs, and events.  "It is of great value to be prepared in the case of an incident."

The Pincher Creek Fire Brigade is the volunteer and fundraising arm for the Pincher Creek Fire Department.  Earlier in the year they donated one of these units to Heritage Acres Farm Museum.

Opening new markets for Alberta’s resources

Minister of Agriculture and
Rural Development Verlyn Olson
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Verlyn Olson, Comment

Alberta is rich with resources and Premier Alison Redford’s Building Alberta Plan is helping ensure we can get our goods and services to new and emerging markets.

For Alberta’s farmers and food processors, the world is an ever-growing global marketplace with more than seven billion mouths to feed. It is estimated that within the next 10 to 15 years, Canada will be one of a handful of countries producing more food than it consumes. Couple this with the quality and food safety demands of growing middle classes in countries like China and India, and Alberta is in a great position.

A narrow loss and a tie for Peewee Chinooks

Novice Chinooks vs Raymond RaidersC. Davis photo
Chris Davis, Sports
Photos C. Davis and L. Lybbert, videos C. Davis

Pincher Creek's Peewee Chinooks hosted Raymond's Raiders at the MCC arena on Saturday November 23.  The Raiders won by one point, 7-6 after a game that was full on until the last seconds.  On Sunday November 24 the Chinooks travelled to Picture Butte where they took on the Raiders 2 team.  That game played to a 3-3 draw.

Akamina Parkway to reopen November 30

Akamina Parkway now - Nov. 26, 2013
Parks Canada photo
Parks Canada press release

Waterton Lakes National Park’s Akamina Parkway will reopen beginning on Saturday, November 30th, weather permitting. The Parkway sustained extensive damage during the spring floods throughout southwestern Alberta and has been closed since June 19, 2013.

Akamina Parkway then - June 2013
Parks Canada photo
Motorists should be prepared for reduced speeds and single-lane traffic for a short section at km 3.4. Please obey all posted signs, and take extra care when driving in winter conditions. This section will be repaired in the spring of 2014, during an additional, but shorter, road closure.

Abandoned house burns in Piikani

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Piikani Fire Department responded to a 911 call on Tuesday, November 26, at 7:43 pm.  An abandoned house at 1919 15 Ave south of the railway tracks and east of highway 786 was on fire.

"We threw all our forces at the fire, to protect the surrounding areas.  We called in Pincher Creek to assist us," said Piikani Fire Chief Floyd Provost.

One of the goals was to keep the fire from spreading to surrounding buildings or becoming a grass fire.  Wind can be a large factor in how quickly a fire event can spread and Provost said it was a calm night for wind.  Piikani deployed 2 units and the brush buggy on site, and Pincher Creek  responded with one engine.

This is considered to be a suspicious fire and under is investigation by the RCMP.

Midget Huskies extend undefeated streak to 9-0 after easy wins over Irvine and Kainai

Midget Huskies vs Irvine Bulldogs
Lloyd Lybbert photos, C. Davis video

Chris Davis, Sports

Pincher Creek's Midget Huskies hosted Irvine's Bulldogs at the MCC arena on Friday evening November 22 for what turned out to be a very one-sided game.  The Huskies scored during the first minute of play and kept on scoring throughout, winning 15-1.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Caring for Alberta’s children

Minister Dave Hancock, Guest column

I want our children in care to experience what every child in this province should enjoy – a safe, loving and nurturing home that gives them every possible opportunity to reach their full potential. I know all MLAs in the legislature share this goal.

Recently, the Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald have published a joint series on the tragic deaths of children in care. It is an important and heartbreaking issue that merits public discussion and debate, which is why I welcome this report. The stories are a reminder that we need to do everything we can to protect Alberta’s children.

Wildrose Party says public inquiry needed regarding child care deaths

Wildrose Party press release

Albertans continue to be concerned by the news that the government systematically underreported the deaths of children in the care of the government between 1999 and 2013.  Despite Wildrose’s appeal to hold a public inquiry into this tragic issue, the Redford PCs have so far refused.

Third period thriller - RHL Mustangs defeat Huskies

RHL Huskies vs Mustangs
C. Davis photo
Chris Davis, Sports
Videos and photos C. Davis, photos L. Lybbert

Pincher Creek's RHL Huskies hosted Fort Macleod's Mustangs on Saturday evening, November 23 at the Memorial Community Centre arena.  Both teams came to play but the Mustangs won the day 6-4.

4th Annual Angels Within Us an evening to remember

Angels Within Us board members with a donation cheque for $10,300.00
T. Lucas photos
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

The fourth Annual Angels Within Us benefit was held at the Pincher Creek Community Hall on Saturday,  November 23, 2013.  Angels Within Us is a community foundation that helps families in crisis in town or in the MD of Pincher Creek. Approximately 260 people enjoyed a programme that included a steak dinner, desserts, speeches and presentations, a live and a silent auction, and live music by Chestermere Lake's Gypsy and the Rose.

AUMA Announces 2013- 2014 Board of Directors

AUMA press release

On November 22, 2013 members of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) elected Grande Prairie City Councillor Helen Rice as their new President, succeeding the retiring Linda McCullough (Sloan) of Edmonton.

How WE Day inspired 24 Canyon School students to take action

Canyon School Grade 6 WE day participants 
Lexi Mensaghi photo

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Canyon School teacher Lexi Mensaghi and Assistant Principal Kirby Dietze attended WE Day in Calgary with Canyon students from grade 6 on October 24, 2013.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Novice Chinooks defeat Magrath in hometown thriller

2013 Novice Chinooks
C. Davis photos and video
Chris Davis, Sports

Pincher Creek's Novice Chinooks hosted Magrath at the MCC arena on Saturday morning November 23 for what turned out to be the most exciting local game of the weekend.  The Chinooks were in top form and Magrath proved to be a very worthy adversary in a game that ended with the Chinooks victorious 6-4.

Phase 3 consultations on the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan to be held in Pincher Creek November 26

The Government of Alberta is looking for public feedback on the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (2013) for southern Alberta. A series of public information sessions and stakeholder workshops is being hosted in 21 locations in southern Alberta, Edmonton, Red Deer, and Drumheller. 15 of these workshops and sessions have already been held.

A public session is scheduled for today, November 26 at Pincher Creek's Community Hall (287 Canyon Drive) from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm, free admission.

Click here for more information about the public and stakeholder consultations.

Related stories:
SSRP concerns raised by Wildrose MLA/SRD critic Pat Stier

Pincher Creek Councillors Elliott and Rubbelke meet Calgary Mayor Nenshi at AUMA conference

Town of Pincher Creek Councillors Wayne Elliott and Tammy Rubbelke
with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi (centre)

photo courtesy of Wayne Elliott
Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Town of Pincher Creek Mayor Don Anderberg and several councillors attended the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) Conference in Calgary at the Telus Convention Center from November 20 to November 22.

During the conference there were many possible lectures to attend, so everyone had their own individual experience.  Councillor Wayne Elliott and Councillor Tammy Rubbelke had the chance to meet with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi.

Magrath defeats Atom Chinooks

Atom Chinooks vs Magrath
C. Davis photos and video
Chris Davis, Sports

Pincher Creek's Atom Chinooks hosted Magrath at the MCC arena on Saturday morning, November 23.  The Chinooks scored first in the game but were unable to make the most of their opportunities, resulting in a 7-2 win for Magrath.

Both teams were firing on all cylinders for most of this game, and the score was definitely not indicative of the quality of play demonstrated by the Chinooks.

Municipalities to receive quarterly reports of dangerous goods transported by rail

Rail cars near Cowley
C. Davis file photo

Chris Davis, Pincher Creek Voice

Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) has been in contact with Pincher Creek Emergency Services to let them know that they will be receiving a report from CPR every 3 months regarding the kinds of loads that have passed through the area.

On November 20 Federal Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt issued Protective Direction No. 32, which   directs rail companies to share more information with municipalities.

Grain cars derail near Burmis

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Today November 25 at 5:32 am Crowsnest Pass RCMP detachment was contacted by Canadian Pacific Railway in regards to a train derailment that occurred approximately half a mile west of the Highway 507 rail crossing which is south and west of the Highway 3 Burmis scales.

According to Crowsnest Pass RCMP Constable J. Morrison there was nothing suspicious about the accident, which may have been caused by a mechanical failure. Two cars containing grain spilled with a total of three cars affected.

Traffic in the immediate vicinity was slightly affected from 5:30 am until 7:30 am, and crews will be cleaning up the area on November 25 and 26.

Pincher Creek Emergency Services Chief Dave Cox visited the scene at approximately 5:00 pm and reports that CPR police are currently managing traffic flow while a clean up crew is at work, and are allowing a limited train traffic flow at this time.

No hazardous materials were involved in the derailment.

Canyon students hold bake sale to help High River

Mr. Fluffykins the bear helped Bill Teran,  Easton Fitzpatrick,
Aubrey Old Crow and Hailey McLeod at Ranchland bake sale

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Four grade 6 Canyon School students who went to WE Day in Calgary were inspired to host a Baked Goods Sale in Pincher Creek's Ranchland Mall on Monday November 25 to assist those affected by the High River flooding through the Alberta Red Ross Flood Foundation.

Students Easton Fitzpatrick, Bill Teran, Aubrey Old Crow, and Hailey McLeod ran a booth covered with cookies, tarts, cupcakes, squares, and popcorn that the students and their families helped to prepare.  Bill Teran said that the group had made over $70.  All four students said they felt good about what they have done for the benefit of others.

Policing in Alberta to November 25, 2013

RCMP press releases
  • Pincher Creek RCMP weekly news summary
  • Grande Prairie RCMP weekly news summary
  • ASIRT investigates fatal collision near Redcliff, Alberta
  • Kitscoty area collision results in injuriesAirdrie RCMP seek help to identify Theft and Fraud suspect
  • RCMP Red Deer City charge two men after break-ins and flight from officer
  • Fort McMurray Man charged in relation to Robberies
  • Christmas season Check Stops announced for Edmonton area
  • Busy start to Holiday Drinking and Driving campaign in Stony Plain/Spruce Grove area
  • National Impaired Driving statistics
  • Alberta Impaired Driving statistics
Pincher Creek RCMP weekly news summary

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Lethbridge Regional Police warn public about High Risk Offender

Pedophile Trevor Phillip Pritchard
LRPS Press release

In the interest of public safety, the Lethbridge Regional Police Service is issuing the following public warning in regard to the release of a federal inmate.

Trevor Phillip Pritchard, 29, was released from the St. Albert Penitentiary November 22 after serving a 44-month sentence for two counts of sexual assault against two 13-year-old girls.

Policing in Alberta to November 23, 2013

RCMP press releases
  • Highway 43 Motor Vehicle Collision results in two fatalities
  • Fatal Pedestrian vs Vehicle collision on Hwy 11 near Rocky Mountain House
  • Public asked to help identify suspect in Armed Robbery at Airdrie Petro Canada on Edmonton Trail
  • Sherwood Park physician charged with Sexual Assault
  • 16 year old Wanham girl killed in hit and run, man charged
  • Home Invasion in Strathmore
  • Impaired Driver calls Impaired Driver for help
  • Cold Lake RCMP Officer charged with Assault 
  • RCMP Wetaskiwin investigate Hit and Run
  • Hunting season brings increased complaints of Trespassing in Vegreville area
  • ASIRT assigned to investigate pursuit
  • RCMP Red Deer City arrest two males during a Break and Enter
  • RCMP Red Deer reminds public to lock idling vehicles
  • Suspects sought after Airdrie business Break and Enter
  • $7000 stolen in Fort Vermilion Break and Enter to Residence
  • Airdrie Car Prowling suspects arrested
  • Impaired charges pending after Red Deer City Motor Vehicle Accident
  • RCMP Red Deer City targets impaired drivers
  • Missing Lloydminster male located
  • Picture Butte RCMP respond to Highway 25 collision
  • Grande Prairie Traffic Stop results in drug seizure
  • RCMP Canmore weekly media release November 13 to 19, 2013
  • Stolen Property (estimated value $120,000) recovered in County of Athabasca
  • Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Morinville
  • Okotoks Motor Vehicle Collision
  • Elk Poachers arrested west of Rimbey
  • Suspect sought in Eckville crime spree

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tea and Bazaar at St. John's Church was a sweet treat

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

Virginia Delinte and Karen Whittington show homemade afghans
T. Lucas photos
St. John's Anglican Church in Pincher Creek held a tea and bazaar on Saturday, November 16.  There were lovely hand crafted items and various baked goods for sale,  donated items, and a raffle.  All proceeds from the event were to be split between St. John's Church and Philippines relief efforts.

Rev. Betty Vaughan, Sylvia Faoro, and Karen Graham serve guests
Pat and Linda Dwyer

Community Foundation awards 28 grants across southwestern Alberta

2013 Community Impact Grant recipients
Photos courtesy of  Joey Bosch

Press release

During a grant celebration on November 15, the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta was pleased to award $135,440 in Community Impact Grants to 28 organizations.

SW Rockies come tumbling down in third period collapse

Southwest Rockies vs Badlands Longhorns
Lloyd Lybbert photos, C. Davis video
Frank McTighe, Macleod Gazette Editor

The Southwest Rockies came crashing down Saturday in the third period of a South Central Alberta Hockey League game.  The Rockies blew a two-goal lead as the Badlands Longhorns from Brooks scored five unanswered goals to steal a 7-4 win.

The loss, which was the Rockies fourth in a row, dropped their record to 3-9-1.  The victory was the first of the season for the Longhorns.

Next action for the Rockies is Saturday, November 23 when they host Red Deer Steel Kings at 5 p.m. at Pincher Creek.  The Rockies also host Lethbridge Hurricanes at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 24 at Pincher Creek.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Understanding Family Violence Conference held in Pincher Creek

Prepping for the conference - Front - Gail Strikes With A Gun, and Stacey Grier
and back - Julie Coleman and Rose Murfin preparing information packages
T. Lucas photos

Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice

The Understanding Family Violence conference was held in Pincher Creek at the Ranchland Mall on Thursday, November 14.   The conference was well attended by social workers, health care professionals, and people who had a professional or personal interest.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Suraj brand Garlic Powder recalled due to Salmonella

CFIB press release, November 19, 2013 

Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling Suraj brand Garlic Powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold nationally:

  • Suraj Garlic Powder 400 g, 0 57197 37238 0, Best Before 2015 AL 22

Highway 3 between Coleman and Sparwood reopened, still in poor condition

UPDATE November 19, 10:00 pm

As of this time, Highway 3 between Coleman Alberta and Sparwood British Columbia has been reopened but travel is not advised. The highway is snow packed with snow and ice on the shoulders.

A win and a loss for Novice Chinooks at home

Novice Chinooks vs Coaldale 1
C. Davis photos and video
Chris Davis, Sports

Pincher Creek's Novice "B" Chinooks hosted two Coaldale Cobras novice teams last weekend, losing to the "A" Cobras and winning against the "B" Cobras.

Remembering Fall

Bobby Burns Park, Pincher Creek, Fall 2013
Chris Davis photos

Bobby Burns Park, Pincher Creek, Fall 2013

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