Thursday, March 31, 2016

More than “just” baby teeth

Kristen Griffiths, Alberta Health Services dental hygienist

I have had many parents ask me why it is so important to take care of their children’s teeth when they are “just” baby teeth that they are going to lose anyway. The answer is simple - it is important because they are more than just baby teeth.

Primary, or baby teeth, act as “space holders” for the permanent adult teeth when they are ready to come in. If the baby teeth are broken down or removed before the adult tooth naturally erupts the remaining teeth can drift into the open space preventing the adult tooth from coming in. It is also important to know that some of the baby teeth, the back molars for example, will be in a child’s mouth until they are 12-14 years old.

PARTY program comes to Pincher Creek for first time

  • Rural students set to learn about dangers of impaired and distracted driving

Alberta Health Services

Students in southwestern Alberta are gearing up to learn about the dangers of impaired and distracted driving, and how good decisions can help prevent injuries.

Over the next three months, about 300 students from the Pincher Creek, Fort Macleod, Taber and Crowsnest Pass areas will join health professionals, police officers, paramedics and injury survivors at hospitals and community events as part of Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (PARTY) program.

This is the first time Pincher Creek has hosted the PARTY program.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Two vehicle collision near Burmis sends one person to hospital

Toni Lucas

Approximately 9:00 am on Monday, March 28, Pincher Creek Emergency Services, Crowsnest Pass RCMP, and Lundbreck Fire Hall responded to a two vehicle collision between a tractor trailer and a minivan one kilometer west of the Burmis weigh scales on Highway 3. The driver of the minivan was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Crowsnest Pass Hospital with relatively minor injuries, and the other driver was released on scene. Workers were on scene for approximately one and a half hours. Recent weather included freezing rain and snowy conditions, which may have been contributing factors in this incident.

Pincher Creek RCMP summary for March 21-28, 2016

Pincher Creek RCMP

The following is an overview of the nature of the complaints that the Pincher Creek Detachment received for the period of March 21-28, 2016. Note that the summary indicates what was reported to the police and may not have been substantiated.
  • Total calls for service – 36
  • Assaults - 1
  • Fraud / Forgery - 1
  • Mischief (vandalism) - 3
  • Theft under $5000 - 2
  • Impaired Driving - 2
  • Disturbing the Peace - 2
  • Driving complaints (general) - 2
  • MV Collisions - 2
  • Liquor offences - 2
  • Suspicious occurrences (general) - 2
  • Assistance to other agencies - 4
  • False Alarms - 1
  • 911 calls (invalid) - 4
  • Animal calls - 1
  • Prisoners held - 6

2016 Pincher Creek Ice Carnival

Josh Davis

On Saturday, March 19 the Pincher Creek Figure Skating Club held their annual Ice Carnival at the Memorial Community Centre Arena. The turnout was excellent, with the performers flanked on both sides by full bleachers. The Ice Carnival had an international theme this year, with performances representing different nationalities through costumes and music, with everybody donning Canadian hockey jerseys and maple leafs in the finale.

Sabres host and win 2016 ASAA 1A Boys Provincial Basketball Championship

2015/16 ASAA 1A Boys Provincial Basketball Champions
Gold: Livingstone Sabres
Levi Sekella, Cole Schweb, Justyn Connelly-Engel, Quinlan Connelly-Engel,
Jonathan Erickson, Logan Kaack, Brady Douglas, Brandon Hilbert, Chris Cail, Ross Cook, Ethan
Paridaen and Eric Cadonic with Coaches: Duane DeCock and Paul Erickson


Voice staff
Main photographer: Amber Mackinnon.  
Additional photographers and videography: T. Lucas, C. Davis, J. Davis

Gold - Livingstone Sabres
Silver - Daysland
Bronze - New Norway
Fourth - Coaldale
Consolation - Rosemary

Livingstone's 1A Sabres Boys Basketball team earned Gold at the ASAA 1A Boys basketball tournament, which they also hosted at the Matthew Halton High School gymnasium in Pincher Creek.  Daysland's Dynamos earned Silver, and New Norway earned Bronze.

Video highlights from games 6, 7, 9, 12, 15-19

MD of Pincher Creek council notes for March 2016

Stories below:
Delegation regarding Livingstone Ski Academy
Council supports Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training
MD approves two trash bins on trial basis
Food Bank building granted use of MD Logo

Monday, March 28, 2016

CNP Fire/Rescue issues avalanche warning

Crowsnest Pass Fire / Rescue
Issued March 28, 2016

Crowsnest Pass Fire / Rescue wants to inform the public of the high avalanche risk do to recent snowfall and warm temperatures.

Storm loading, solar radiation and warm temperatures are contributing High Risk areas especially east of the divide where large amounts of recent snow have fallen. Even experienced backcountry experts are reminded of the dangerous conditions. Please refrain from being in avalanche terrain until these conditions improve.

Pincher Creek's North Hill may be rezoned to include multi-family residential area

Proposed area for multi-family residential zoning in red

Toni Lucas

Council for the Town of Pincher Creek passed first reading on bylaw 1547-AA during the regular meeting of council on Monday, March 14. This bylaw would allow an area of the North Hill residential area (west of the Ranchland Mall) to be rezoned from R-1 single family residential to include a multi-family residential area at the west end of the area between Tumbleweed Avenue and Sunshine Bay, served by an existing lane.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Paradise regained

Joyce Sasse

Joyce Sasse, Spiritual Gleanings

As we approach the cross we get caught up in the anxieties, wrongdoings and suffering that surrounds us. But, as an Easter People we know there is more to the story.

And anonymous writer gives words to Pilate’s wife who asked “Is he dead?”

“No”, the Centurion replied. “He is not dead. He is let loose in the world!” Forever the ongoing spirit and vitality of Christ exposes the mercy and love of God for all of us.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Alberta Health review of Rural Physician Action Plan concerning to Town and MD councils

Josh Davis and Toni Lucas

Town of Pincher Creek and MD of Pincher Creek councils have each agreed to support the Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP) which was established in 1991.  RPAP helps introduce, train, and retain medical students in rural practice. Alberta Health will be conducting a review of RPAP's programs and services and it is currently expected that recommendations on the fate of RPAP to be provided to the Deputy Minister by 31 March 2016. RPAP's current grant funding ends on 31 March 2016. Alberta Health has indicated that in the interim they will provide 6 months funding to cover it until September 30, 2016. A letter for a request for support was discussed at MD Council on Tuesday March 8, and Dr. Gavin Parker presented at Town Council on Monday, March 14 for similar support. Both councils agreed to support the initiative.

Weeds mapped in Alberta

Allied Arts Council presents plans and requests to Town Council

Toni Lucas

The Pincher Creek Allied Arts Council (AAC) Vice President Brian McGillivray gave a general overview of the AAC to the Pincher Creek Town Council during the regular meeting on Monday, March 14. He explained there is a whole new board who are endeavoring to cultivate creativity as their mission. "So we can better engage and support all the regional communities in building the capacity for social and economic innovation." He said the objective of the ACC hosted at Lebel Mansion is to provide regional residents with a greater number and diversity of opportunities to explore, develop and trade on their creative interests and talents. This includes development of commercial enterprises enabling regional artists and artisans to realize greater profit from their creative pursuits. "We don't want all our funding to come from others, we want to be self sustaining."

Saint Michael's French Immersion Kindergarten makes a field trip to Harvest Coffeehouse

Étudiantes-latte @ Harvest Coffehouse

Josh Davis

On Tuesday March 22 Saint Michael's French Immersion Kindergarten Class took a field trip to the Harvest Coffeehouse on Main Street Pincher Creek. The goal was to show the students what working in a restaurant is like. The students washed their hands and were given aprons before starting off with a tour of the premises. Later, the Kindergarten class was taken into the community room to make their own scones from a recipe provided by Harvest.

Severe road conditions and poor visibility in southern Alberta

RCMP Alberta
12:32 am, March 25, 2016

In the early morning hours of March 25, 2016 the RCMP in Coaldale and Picture Butte detachments have responded to numerous incidents of motor vehicles going off the highway due to severe road conditions and extremely poor visibility in the Lethridge area including Highway 3, Highway 23, and Highway 25.

The RCMP would like to caution travelers as these roadways are currently experiencing very poor conditions due to inclement weather.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Pickup truck fire on Hwy 6 south of Pincher Creek quickly contained

Pincher Creek Emergency Services photos
Christian Davis

At 11:24 today, March 22, 2016,  Pincher Creek Emergency Services and Pincher Creek RCMP responded to a vehicle fire at the side of Highway 6 near Township Road 52, approximately 15 km south of Pincher Creek.  A pickup truck left the road and was fully engulfed. Two occupants of the vehicle were transported to Pincher Creek Health Centre with undetermined injuries via a private vehicle before first responders attended the scene.  The fire was extinguished and the scene was cleared by approximately 1:00 pm.

Update: According to Constable Curwin of the Pincher Creek RCMP, the fire was caused by mechanical failure.  The driver suffered undetermined lower body injuries.  No charges are expected to be laid in relation to the incident.

Janet Jones eyewitness video,

Oversized load from Stavely to Pincher Creek to impact area highways today, March 22

According to @511Alberta an oversized load travelling from Stavely to Pincher Creek will impact area roadways today, Tuesday March 22, 2016, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.

2016 Mini Basketball Tournament held at Matthew Halton

Mini Basketball Tournament participants

Josh Davis

On Friday afternoon, March 11, Matthew Halton High in Pincher Creek hosted a Mini Basketball tournament, in which a total of eight mixed-gender teams from three elementary schools participated in a for fun tournament.  Represented were 3 teams from St. Michael's, two teams from Livingstone School in Lundbreck, and three Canyon School teams.

Learn about different cultures

Tina Fielding

Tina Fielding and Trudy Reimer

Southern Alberta communities have very diverse culture groups. There is no need to travel around the world to encounter a culture different from your own! Instead, go to a community event, greet your neighbour, share a seat on the bus with a stranger, or smile at a passerby. Chances are you have just encountered a different culture.

Solutions & Substitutions with Reena

Reena Nerbas

Hello Reena,

Do you have a solution for how one can apply lotion to one's back when nobody else is at home? Thank you, Leonore

Dear Leonore,

The easiest application method for applying lotion to one’s own back is to squirt the lotion onto the back of a wooden spoon. Use the convex side of the spoon to spread the lotion onto skin.

Monday, March 21, 2016

PCES responds to persistent Drywood Creek area grass fire

Pincher Creek Emergency Services photo

Toni Lucas

Pincher Creek Emergency Services (PCES) responded to a call for a grass fire at approximately 1:30 pm Sunday, March 21. The fire started in a stand of deciduous trees above the Drywood Creek bed on the south side of the creek about one and a half miles west of Waterton Dam, and spread toward the creek bed. The fire did come close to one structure, however the structure sustained no damage, and no injuries were reported.  PCES was called back to the scene today, Monday, March 22 to take care of hot spots, an effort that took several hours.

Pincher Creek RCMP summary for March 14-21, 2016

Pincher Creek RCMP

The following is an overview of the nature of the complaints that the Pincher Creek Detachment received for the period of March 14-21, 2016. Note that the summary indicates what was reported to the police and may not have been substantiated.
  • Total calls for service – 26
  • Assaults - 5
  • Domestic assault - 2
  • Break and Enter (residential) - 1
  • Mischief (vandalism) - 1
  • Impaired Driving - 1
  • Disturbing the Peace - 2
  • Driving complaints (general) - 2
  • MV Collisions - 3
  • Suspicious occurrences (general) - 2
  • Assistance to General Public (general) - 1
  • Assistance to other agencies - 2
  • 911 calls (invalid) - 3
  • Prisoners held – 4

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Lent and the Festival of Life

Joyce Sasse, Spiritual Gleanings

Lent is a time of introspection. It invites us to look at ourselves as individuals and as Communities of Faith.

Start by looking at what lies at the heart of our Faith. We believe God created us, loves us, and cares for us. We believe God created the ecosphere in which we live. It is an umbilical cord linking us with Mother Earth. We believe God put us in relationship with each other – in families, in communities, in this world. How we regard each other and care for each other says as much about ourselves as it does about others.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

March 2016 Greetings from Crestview Lodge

Greetings from Crestview Lodge

February was an easy going month, it was comforting to have a gentle pace of activities to gear us up to busier times ahead. Hockey Jersey Day was fun and we hope our votes counted. We sure had a vibrant assortment of team jerseys that were being worn in hopeful anticipation of Pincher Creek winning Kraft Hockeyville Canada for our community. Lots of great pictures were taken and Crestview was a buzz with giggles and smiles.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Another successful mass registration night held in Pincher Creek

Cooper and Pincher Creek Co-op hand off a cheque to Kid Sport at the event

Josh Davis

On Thursday, March 10 Mass Registration for local groups was held from 6 to 8 pm in the Pincher Creek pool lobby. The hall was packed with adults and youth alike, talking with members of about 20 organizations. The upcoming Volunteer Appreciation luncheon was advertised heavily at the event. It's scheduled for Friday April 15 at Pincher Creek Community Hall.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Air Cadets: More than just rockets and rifles

^ Leading Air Cadet Kyle Speight (left) displays his newly awarded Level 1 (Marksman) qualification badge, while Sergeant Austin Pool displays his newly awarded Level 3 (Expert Marksman) qualification badge” , or “LAC K. Speight (left) is awarded his Level 1 (Marksman) qualification badge, and Sgt A. Pool is awarded his Level 3 (Expert Marksman) qualification badge  
(D. Desrosiers photos)

859 Crowsnest Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets

[Crowsnest Pass, AB] - It’s been a busy period for the Air Cadets with 859 Crowsnest Squadron. On February 20th, 4 cadets travelled to Lethbridge to compete as a team in the Southern Alberta Zone Cadet Marksmanship Competition. Sergeant Alyssa Gustavson, Flight Corporal Jaeger Hann, and Corporals Matthias Vanderplas and Daniel Poloni all earned a bronze marksmanship championship series pin for wear on their uniform by participating. Their skills were put to the test with the cadet air rifle, in both the prone (on the ground) and standing positions.

Family Secrets book signing at Kootenai Brown

Shirley and George Mowat, Judy and Tyler Trafford, and BJ Scott

Josh Davis (Nancy Labbe photos)

On Monday, March 7 Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village held a book signing for Family Secrets, a book written by local authors and workshopped by Tyler Trafford. All fifteen authors were present for the signing. Approximately 150 people were in attendance, and 100 books were sold. Museum Curator Farley Wuth said the books are "filled with many personal and historical recollections that offer a unique glimpse into local history."

Pincher Creek Hockey Report March 15, 2016

Peewee Chinooks and Thunder shake hands at the end of another season.

Stories below:
Novice Chinooks place second at playoffs
2016 annual She Nooks tournament
Atom Chinooks defeat Piikani in exhibition game
Peewee Chinooks host Crowsnest Pass Thunder
Click here for Midget Huskies place second at Provincials

Monday, March 14, 2016

Pincher Creek RCMP summary for March 7-14, 2016

Pincher Creek RCMP

The following is an overview of the nature of the complaints that the Pincher Creek Detachment received for the period of March 7 to 14, 2016. Note that the summary indicates what was reported to the police and may not have been substantiated.
  • Total calls for service – 40
  • Assaults - 1
  • Domestic assault - 1
  • Fraud / Forgery - 1
  • Mischief (vandalism) - 1
  • Theft under $5000 - 1
  • Impaired Driving - 1
  • Drugs - 2
  • Disturbing the Peace - 1
  • Driving complaints (general) - 4
  • MV Collisions - 5
  • Liquor offences - 6
  • Suspicious occurrences (general) - 4
  • Assistance to General Public (general) - 3
  • Assistance to other agencies - 1
  • False Alarms - 1
  • 911 calls (invalid) - 1
  • Prisoners held – 10

Alberta Green Schools Workshop held in Pincher Creek

Kathy Worobec, Education Director with the Alberta Council for Environmental Education

Josh Davis

The Alberta Green Schools Workshop was held in the Pincher Creek Provincial building from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, March 11th. Representatives of locals schools were joined by environmental organizations to spend the developing projects that could be used to foster environmental leadership in local youth. Those in attendance spent the morning brainstorming ideas, then switched to planning in the afternoon.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Huskies place second at 2016 Midget D Provincials

2015/16 Crowsnest Pass/Pincher Creek Midget Huskies

Christian Davis - The Pincher Creek/CNP Midget Huskies traveled to Provost last week/weekend for the four-day Hockey Alberta Midget D Provincials.

Game 1 was against host team the Provost Blades on Thursday March 10. The Huskies won that one 9-1. On Friday March 11 they defeated the Elk Point Avalanche 15-5. On Saturday March 12 the Huskies defeated the Valleyview Ice Bears 6-3.

On Sunday March 13 the Huskies defeated the Lamont Hawks 5-0 in the simifinal.  Valleyview's Ice Bears defeated Jasper's Bearcat's 4-3 in their semifinal.  The Ice Bears went on to win the 2016 Alberta Hockey Midget D Provincials Gold after defeating the Huskies 5-2 in the final game.  A scoreless third period in that one.  The Huskies earned Silver for their efforts.

Huskies #15 Levi Anderson was the tournament Leader with a total of 19 points. Anderson was also top scorer with 11 goals.  Anderson and Ice Bears #3 topped the assists chart with 8 apiece. Huskies #23 Craig Marshall was third highest scorer in the tournament with 8 goal.  Huskies goalie #33 Jeremy Kretz earned third place in the goalie stats with a 2.80 average.

Huskies Eligh Big Bull, Colin Lincez, and Sam Gerrand also get a nod for earning 8 points each, putting them near the top of the rankings.  In total Huskies players occupied 5 of the top 12 spots in the players' Points category and 1 in the top 3 for goaltending.

2015/16 was an epic season for the Huskies.

The Pincher Creek/CNP Midget Huskies roster includes the best talents of our region into one special team.  Some players began as adversaries to each other as far back as initiation, and in the long road between then and now they have evolved into one determined unit.  This season they left the Spud League for the more competitive Central Alberta Hockey League (CAHL).  After the CAHL tiering round was concluded the Huskies were bumped up from tier 3 to tier 1.  They spent their season travelling to some great lengths to take on consistently worthy adversaries, and it definitely kept them on their toes.  It helped to have a team with this much star quality.  In the entire 2015/16 CAHL season the Huskies won 15 games, lost 10, and tied 3.  129 goals for and 102 against.  At home in the Crowsnest or Pincher rinks they won 9 games, lost 2, and tied 2.  The Huskies got knocked out of the CAHL finals in the second round, after winning 2 games and losing 2, but had already been confirmed for Provincials before that point in the season.

Retiring Midget Huskies: Colin Lincez, Levi Anderson, Eligh Big Bull, Austin Kristjanson, Keiran Douglas, Norman Gerrand, Jeremy Kretz.

Here's a look at the team's CAHL 2015/16 players' stats for the regular season, from the CAHL website:

Cowley Ridge, Canada’s first wind farm, powering down

Cowley Ridge (C. Davis file photo)
  • 90s era Cowley Ridge turbines to come down
  • May be repowered with new, more efficient technology


After 23 years of electricity generation, the Cowley Ridge wind farm has reached the end of operating life and will be decommissioned. The 16-megawatt, 57-turbine wind farm has been operating since 1993 and still uses first-generation wind technology. The site has already passed its 20-year design lifespan.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Paradise: God’s garden and ours

Byzantine mosaic in the apse of the basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe (Ravenna, Italy)

Joyce Sasse, Spiritual Gleanings

According to the earliest stories, God created a magnificent Garden of Eden and turned it over to Adam and Eve.

However, because these humans were not prepared to handle the knowledge associated with Eden, they were separated from the Paradise that surrounded them.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Sawdon: Canadians need a guaranteed annual income

Edward Sawdon

While CBNCompass Columnist Pat Cullen calls for a "Basic Income, (November 19, 2015)" I am advocating for a Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) so Canada and Alberta can eliminate most, if not, all Poverty.

Oldman River Bridge on Highway 22 open for business

C. Davis

According to a tweet today by @511Alberta, repairs have been completed to the Oldman River Bridge crossing on Highway 22, north of Highway 3 near Maycroft.  

Heavy vehicular traffic was particularly restricted during the repair process, with heavy loads being diverted  into the backroads of the lower westward Porcupines.  All restrictions imposed during the repair process have now been lifted.

Happy 60th Birthday Terrance Oczkowski


Happy 60th Birthday to Terrance Oczkowski! 
Love Diane, Amanda, Katarina, and Lacey Ryder.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Camp Gladstone rezoning request denied

Josh Davis

At their regular meeting held Tuesday afternoon March 8 Council for the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 discussed Bylaw 1265-15, which was intended to rezone the land use designation of a quarter section of land in MD Division 3 from “Agriculture – A” to “Rural Recreation 1 – RR1”. The intended purpose of the redesignation was to allow the site to be used as a youth camp, specifically Heartland Community Church’s Camp Gladstone youth camp. The Bylaw was defeated 4-1 at second reading..

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Fish and Wildlife Officers seeking those responsible for dumping coyote carcasses

 Lethbridge Fish and Wildlife 

On March 2, 2016, the Lethbridge Fish and Wildlife Office received a complaint regarding a multitude of coyote carcasses. Officers responded and located approximately 150 coyote carcasses disposed of on the public land surrounding the Milk River Ridge Reservoir. The carcasses were found on the south west side of the reservoir.

Fish and Wildlife Officers are asking for the public’s help to locate the individuals responsible. A charge of improper disposal of waste on public land would apply.

David Fomradas still wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Wanted: David Fomradas
Lethbridge Police Service

Police and the Public Safety Communications Centre (PSCC) have reviewed a 911 call and will tighten dispatch protocols after a concern was raised on social media over the time it took officers to respond to a report of a wanted subject.

Pincher Creek RCMP summary for Feb. 29 - March 7, 2016

Pincher Creek RCMP

The following is an overview of the nature of the complaints that the Pincher Creek Detachment received for the period of February 29 to March 7, 2016. Note that the summary indicates what was reported to the police and may not have been substantiated.
  • Total calls for service – 33
  • Assaults - 2
  • Domestic assault - 2
  • Mischief (vandalism) - 1
  • Drugs - 1
  • Disturbing the Peace - 1
  • Driving complaints (general) - 8
  • MV Collisions - 6
  • Suspicious occurrences (general) - 1
  • Assistance to General Public (general) - 3
  • False Alarms - 2
  • Animal calls - 2
  • Prisoners held – 5

Girls Dragons and Boys Sabres first at 2016 Chinook Basketball Post Season Championship Tournament

Post Season Champions:
Livingstone Senior Boys Sabres
St. Michael's Senior Girls Dragons
Josh Davis

The 2016 Chinook Basketball Post Season Championship Tournament took place from Thursday March 3 to Saturday March 5, spread out across four different schools.

On Thursday games 1 and 2 of the tournament were played at 6 pm. In Nanton, JT Foster played County Central, while Matthew Halton played Piikani in Brocket. Matthew Halton and JT Foster won their games, and advanced to the next round.

Video: Girls for third Kainai Lady Warriors vs JT Foster Raiders (0:00 - : 2:27), Boys for third Coalhurst Trojans vs Kainai Warriors (2:28 - : 4:08), Girls Final Pincher Creek Dragons vs Coalhurst Crusaders (4:09 - : 9:13), Boys Final: Livingstone Sabres vs Saint Michael's Dragons (9:14 - 14:55)

MD of Pincher Creek registers interest in Axia internet initiative

Christian Davis

At their February 23 meeting council for the Muncipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 carried a motion by Councillor Garry Marchuk to register online as an interested party to the "Generation Axia" fibre optic internet initiative currently being pursued by the Town of Pincher Creek.

MD of Pincher Creek donates to Alberta Trappers Association event

Christian Davis

The Alberta Trappers Association (ATA) will be holding their 43rd Annual Rendezvous and Outdoorsmen Show, called Rendezvous by the Creek, in the Town of Pincher Creek July 1 and 2, 2016.  On February 3, 2016 council for the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 received a request for support from the organization.  At their February 23, 2016 meeting council decided to donate $1,155.00 to the ATA for the event, with the funds to come from the Grants to Groups and Organizations account.

Burmis Lake Bridge repair project moves forward

Christian Davis

At their February 23, 2016 meeting council for the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 received a report from Director of Operations Leo Reedyk regarding regarding Emergency Repair Bridge File 6906 – Burmis Lake Twp. Rd. 7-2. The bridge was inspected in 2015. Large sections of concrete had fallen away from the structure, presumably as a result of tree debris damage incurred during the 2013 flood, resulting in a 5 tonne weight limit for vehicles using the bridge.

Council authorized the signing of a contract with M. Johnston Construction Ltd, (Cranbrook) to proceed with the project. Project funding of $106,829 is to come from the Public Works Capital Budget Reserve account.

Matthew Halton hosts 2016 Chinook Basketball Post-Season Awards

2016 Chinook League Basketball MVPs 
Rhonda Waldner (Coalhurst) and Ross Cook (LHS Sabres)

Josh Davis

On Friday March 4, 2016, following the second day of the Chinook League Post Season Championship basketball tournament at Matthew Halton High School (MHHS), MHHS  hosted the Chinook Basketball League's 2015/16 Post-Season Awards. Matthew Halton teachers and coaches Zach Harris and Brian Burns served as MCs for the evening. The evening started with the athlete’s prayer, grace was said, and the banquet was served. Awards followed the banquet.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Alberta Throne Speech highlights supports for children, job creation, economic diversification

Alberta Government

Government’s spring agenda focuses on investment in children in low-income families, job training and job creation.

A new child benefit plan will help 380,000 children living in low-income households, while government works to create new jobs and opportunities, build on traditional economic strengths, diversify markets and products, and increase accountability and responsible public fiscal management.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Crowsnest Pass Thunder edges Novice Chinooks at MCC

Josh Davis

On Saturday March 5 Pincher Creek's Novice Chinooks took to the ice at the MCC Arena in Pincher Creek, hosting the Crowsnest Pass Thunder for a semi-final playoff game. The teams were evenly matched, and the game was close. However, in the final period the Thunder took the lead, winning 3-2.

Livingstone School holds Career Fair

Shari Gillis Mead presenting on dentistry
Josh Davis

On Wednesday March 2 Livingstone High School hosted a career fair during its mentor block, allowing its students to ask questions about a variety of careers from leaders in those fields. The program was suggested by the school's students, and featured speakers from a variety of careers that held students interests. Students from grade nine all the way through to grade twelve were in attendance. A common theme amongst all of the presentations was the integration of new technologies into modern careers.

Atom Chinooks win big against Cardston Thunder

Josh Davis

On Saturday March 5 Pincher Creek's Atom Chinooks hosted the Cardston Thunder at the MCC Arena in Pincher Creek. Things looked close in the first period, but the Chinooks were in great form in the second half of the game, ultimately earning a wide margin win.

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