Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hawks prepare to wrap up strong rugby season with a trip to Provincials

2016 Matthew Halton Senior Girls Hawks rugby team

Chris Davis - Matthew Halton's Senior Hawks placed second in Zones after a wide margin playoff win against Vulcan at home at Sproule Field on Tuesday May 24 against Vulcan's Hawks and an away Zones final loss against Taber on Monday May 30, resulting in Tier 3 Zones Silver for the Pincher Creek team. The Halton Hawks will be travelling to Lethbridge this weekend to compete in Provincials.

 Vulcan Hawks

St. Michael's School needs your help to stuff a bus for Fort McMurray

St. Michael's grade 4/5 French Immersion class is asking for your help to stuff a bus with supplies for those affected by the Fort McMurray area wildfires.  They are hoping to gather enough items such as: Ziploc bags, garbage bags, brushes/combs, backpacks, all purpose cleaners, paper plates, plastic cutlery, toilet paper, bug spray, sunscreen, luggage bags, Band-Aids, Q-tips, Vaseline, razors, cotton balls, nail clippers, tweezers, shaving cream, tea, instant coffee, coffee creamer, sugar, rice, soya sauce, pancake mix, pancake syrup, salt/pepper/spices, canned foods, small bags of flour, almond milk, Nutella and cheese whiz, to stuff one Dragon bus.

Ryley and Hannah Penner of Lundbreck named to World Championships Canadian Canoe Slalom teams

Ryley Penner of Lundbreck (Canoe Kayak Canada photo)

Canoe Kayak Canada - Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to name its team to compete at the ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships in Krakow, Poland from July 13 to 17. The selections are based on results of team trials that took place in Kananaskis, AB this past weekend. Notable performances at the trials included Liam Smedley in U23 Men’s C1, Lois Betteridge in both the U23 Women’s C1 and K1, Florence Maheu in U23 Women’s C1 and Keenan Simpson in Junior Men’s K1.

Videos produced by Cliff Markham of  Chasing Limits amateur sports series on Shaw TV

Single vehicle rollover near Brocket sends one woman to hospital

Toni Lucas - On Thursday, May 26 a single vehicle rollover occurred approximately 5 kilometers south of Brocket on Highway 786 at approximately 1:30 am. The female driver lost control of her vehicle. She was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the car. She was taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. According to Piikani RCMP Detachment Commander Ray Starzynski the accident is still under investigation, but alcohol was not a factor.

MLA Pat Stier statement on Municipal Government Act review process

Wildrose Party - Wildrose Shadow Municipal Affairs Minister Pat Stier released the following statement today following the tabling of Bill 21, the Modernized Municipal Government Act:

“Wildrose will be carefully reviewing this extensive legislation that will have a direct impact on the communities in which we live and work.  This review is the culmination of years of work, and we need to take the time to consult with Albertans on the Act and the many regulations. This is the largest Act in Alberta, and there is much room for the NDP government to slip up if they choose ideology over common sense.

ASBA looks forward to providing input on the Modernized Municipal Government Act

Alberta School Boards Association - Following introduction of Bill 21, the Modernized Municipal Government Act in the Alberta Legislature this afternoon, the Vice President of the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA), Mary Martin, issued the following statement on behalf of the Association:

“Bill 21, the Modernized Municipal Government Act, is an important body of legislation for Alberta. The amended MGA is of great interest to school boards provincially, as elements contained within it intersect with school board responsibilities and authority. Specifically, there are important sections that relate to the building of new schools, the operation of existing schools, and funding.

Alberta Government tables Modernized Municipal Government Act

The Modernized Municipal Government Act was tabled in the Alberta Legislature on Tuesday and Municipal Affairs will consult across the province this summer to ask Albertans for their feedback.

The last major review of the MGA was completed in 1995 and does not reflect new economic realities, changes in technology or evolving municipal roles and relationships. Municipalities are at the grassroots of creating stronger, more dynamic communities and they need robust, forward-looking legislation to meet the changing needs of Albertans.

Lethbridge Bulls vs Hurricanes charity softball game to be held at Spitz Stadium June 1

  • We have a winner in our contest for free tickets to the game.  Congratulations Colleen Klassen!
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Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories - “Batter Up” will be heard on June 1 for the third annual Lethbridge Bulls vs Hurricanes charity softball game. Gates open at at Spitz Stadium, Lethbridge at 6:00 pm, with good food, 50/50, raffle, face painting and meeting the players. 7 pm starts the Home Run Derby and the game will follow. Tickets are $15 each but if you buy 10 or more at the Alzheimer Society office they are only $10 each. Great idea to treat your staff, family, or friends to fun night out. “This is our Walk for Alzheimer’s kickoff event. Those who register for the walk before June 1 receive one free ticket from the society.

You can register at or come to the Lethbridge Alzheimer’s Society office at #402, 740 – 4th ave south,” reports Diane Herrick Manager of Community Relations.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Livingstone School Drama Club presentations filled with actions and distractions

Livingstone School thespians

Toni Lucas - Livingstone School Drama Club put on their productions of 'The Internet is a Distract-Oh Look! A Kitten!' and 'Action News: Now with 10% More Action' on Thursday May 26 and Friday May 27. Directors Mary Krizan and Sharon Halibert were very pleased with the performances of the students, who have been working on these two productions since February.

Pincher Creek RCMP summary for May 24-29, 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 May 24 - 29, 2016  . Note that the summary indicates what was reported to the police and may not have been substantiated.

Total calls for service - 54
Uttering Threats - 1
Mischief (vandalism) - 1
Theft under $5000 - 1
Impaired Driving - 2
Drugs - 2
Disturbing the Peace - 2
Driving complaints (general) - 10
MV Collisions - 7
Liquor offences - 4
Assistance to General Public (general) - 2
Assistance to other agencies - 3
False Alarms - 1
911 calls (invalid) - 4
Prisoners held – 4

Nelz Vance ranked third in Alberta for Jr. High Rodeo Chute Dogging, Finals in Tennessee next

Nelz Vance

Congratulations to Nelz Vance of Pincher Creek, who is ranked third in Alberta for Junior High Rodeo Chute Dogging. Nelz will be competing at the upcoming National Jr. High Rodeo Finals in Lebanon, Tennessee, to be held June 19 - 27.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Chinook 4-H Multi-Club update

Nerf warriors: Chinook 4-H Multi-Club
Kelly Nelson photo

Justin Nelson, Chinook 4-H Multi-Club - We had a District fun day on May 13th.  It was a Nerf war at Canyon School. We set up tumble pads for cover and we played free-for-all, capture the flag and team death-match in the dark with strobe lights.  On May 14th we did highway cleanup.  It was cold, wet, but fun.  Some people even found cell phones after we went to Luigis for pop and pizza while having a meeting.

Registration closes Monday for Southern Alberta Summer Games

Pincher Creek SASG Coordinator Kiera Greenly

Josh Davis - The 47th annual Southern Alberta Summer Games (SASG) are taking place in Lethbridge from July 6 – 9. Athletes of all ages and skill levels will have the chance to compete in any of 21 different events, including running, basketball, soccer, archery, equestrian, handguns, cycling, golf, photography, and cribbage among others. Registration cost $20, and includes entry in up to three events. Team Pincher Creek T-Shirts, designed by Pincher Creek SASG Coordinator Kiera Greenly, can be purchased for an additional $15. To register, visit the Pincher Creek recreation office, which is adjacent to the pool, by close of business day Monday May 30.

All victims suffer

Joyce Sasse - For those who take notice, it is apparent that there is a great deal of suffering within Aboriginal communities. If you pay closer attention you may notice it goes back a long way.

Justice Murray Sinclair, speaking about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, points to beginnings that reach back seven generations. That’s when it became the policy of our Government to “tell Aboriginal children their lives were not as good as the non-Aboriginals of the country. Their languages and cultures were irrelevant … their people and their ancestors were heathens and pagans … uncivilized … they needed to give up that way of life and come to a different way of living.”

Cultural genocide such as this leaves a terrible swath of destruction and degradation. The suffering is almost unbearable.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Heritage Acres update

  • Chuckwagon Supper to return to Heritage Acres in 2017
  • Tool donations needed after winter B&E
Gaytha Heighes for Ken Lewis, President - Most of the residents of the area remember that the famed and exciting Chuckwagon Supper was hosted by Heritage Acres for 13 years. It was a very special attraction for Heritage Acres, lots of fun, even in the rain, and it was a good fund-raiser too. Two years ago it went to the Agricultural Society, to our disappointment.

MD of Pincher Creek to donate $5000 to Fort McMurray wildfire relief

Josh Davis - During their Tuesday May 24 meeting.Council for the MD of Pincher Creek No. 9 decided to donate $5000 to Alberta Fire Appeal to assist with the efforts in Fort McMurray  “Mr. Reeve the administration has checked into donations going to the Fort (McMurray) disaster through Red Cross, and it’s our understanding that both the province and the Federal Government will match any donations,” said CAO Wendy Kay. “They consider us an individual donation. It’s any organization or person, they will match it.” The donation was prompted by an email to the MD from Acting Mayor of Vancouver Raymond Louie dated May 5, which was tabled for further discussion during Council’s May 10 meeting.

Tales of Kootenai Brown: book launch held at Pioneer Village

MC Bob Westrop
Josh Davis - On Tuesday, May 17, over 30 people attended the debut of the Pincher Creek and District Historical Society’s new photo book, celebrating 50 years of historical preservation. The authors for 'Tales of Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village', Farley Wuth, and Gord Tolton and photographer Jessica Maunsell, signed copies of the book. Master of Ceremonies Bob Westrop auctioned off the first copy of the book, along with a lifetime Historical Society membership. Ray Degan won the auction with a bid of $700. James VanLeeuwen also paid his own high bid for a copy of the book.

Pincher Creek Town Council agrees to parades and proclamations

Toni Lucas

Council for the Town of Pincher Creek made a number of decisions during the the regular meeting on Tuesday, May 24 about various upcoming parade invitations, and proclamations.  Council accepted two parade invitations.  The first was for Granum Canada Day Parade on Friday July 1, which Councillor Lorne Jackson volunteered to attend.  The second was for the Bellcrest Days Parade on Saturday, June 18 which Councillor Wayne Elliott will attend.

Councillor Wayne Elliott informed council Prostate Cancer Day is Friday, June 17.  'Wear Plaid for Dad' is the theme and Elliott suggested councillors mark the day by wearing plaid to show their support.

Council recognized June is Recreation and Parks Month.  One of the programs Pincher Creek will be promoting is the Active Living Challenge where teams from businesses groups, or banded individuals will take up the challenge to live healthier lifestyles and chart their progress.  Council discussed forming their own team to show their dedication to the endeavour.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin to receive Honorary Doctorate from Laurentian University

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada
Roy Grogan photo, Supreme Court of Canada Collection

Christian Davis - The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin is one of six distinguished Canadians who will receive an Honorary Doctorate on May 31 at Laurentian University's Spring 2016 Convocation ceremonies in Sudbury. McLachlin (nee Gietz) was born in Pincher Creek in 1943 and spent her formative years here.  Bev McLachlin Drive was renamed in her honour. She is the 17th and current Chief Justice of Canada, and in that role also chairs the Canadian Judicial Council, the Advisory Council of the Order of Canada and the Board of Governors of the National Judicial Institute. McLachlin is also the longest serving Chief Justice in Canadian history, appointed to the position January 7, 2000, and is the first woman to hold the position. Her judicial career began in April 1981 when she was appointed to the Vancouver County Court. She's been awarded with over 31 Honorary Degrees from various universities.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Packed house for 'Save the Waterton Field' event

Rashelle Leishman, Save the Waterton Field

A public forum, organized by the 'Save the Waterton Field' initiative, was attended by a couple of hundred residents and visitors packing the conference room at the Lodge at Waterton Lakes, on Saturday, May 21st. The event was moderated by Dr. Nolen Olsen, with standing room only. Official representation from Parks Canada was conspicuously absent, as Superintendent Ifan Thomas declined to attend the Public forum, although he and many other Waterton Park officials had been invited two weeks prior and allotted time to speak when the forum was organized. CTV News and Global News reporters were in attendance from the media. Presentations began with 'Save the Waterton Field' coordinator, Bonnie Fromm, providing background information on the situation arising from a March 7, 2016 Parks Canada Press Release that had stated a new Visitor Reception Centre would be built in the townsite.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Pincher Creek's town council discusses Agricultural Society issues

Toni Lucas - On Tuesday evening Council for the Town of Pincher Creek discussed issues raised by a delegation from the Pincher Creek and District Agricultural Society. Society President Janet Watmough and Vice President Hilary Matheson appeared before council on May 9. Their concerns included leveling, drainage, fencing issues, and safety for riders due to changes on the grounds due to construction, and insufficient restoration after the installation of the new water intake system for the town. Council went through a number of their concerns.

Oldman Rose Society asks Town of Pincher Creek for a lease extension

Lebel Mansion Rose Garden
Justine Jorgensen 2014 file photo

Toni Lucas - A delegation from the Oldman Rose Society of Southern Alberta (ORSSA) appeared before Pincher Creek's Town Council on Tuesday evening, May 24.  Jan Frith acted as the ORSSA spokeswoman and was accompanied by Society President Kay Weir and Executive Board Member Donna Cisar.  The seven year lease which was granted to ORSSA by the Town of Pincher Creek for the area east of the Lebel Mansion, for their rose garden, comes up for renewal this year, and Frith asked if it is possible to sign another seven year lease.  She also said the volunteers for the rose garden project "Have been amazing."  Other items discussed were an upcoming brochure explaining the different roses in the beds, and deer that dine at the garden.

Dismantled Cowley Ridge windmill donated to Dawson Creek Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician program

According to the Dawson Creek Mirror News, one of the windmills dismantled at the decommissioned Cowley Ridge windfarm has been donated by TransAlta to the Northern Lights College (NLC) in Dawson Creek to be used as a simulator for students there. Click here to read the full story.

TransAlta video

Town of Pincher Creek to donate $10,000 for Fort McMurray wildfire relief

Toni Lucas -  During the regular meeting of council for the Town of Pincher Creek council decided to donate $10,000 to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in response to the damage caused by the Fort McMurray area wildfires.  The idea was discussed during the previous council meeting held May 9, but council at that time wanted to ascertain if money sent through the Red Cross from the Town of Pincher Creek would be matched dollar for dollar.  Administration investigated and found that the matching of funds did not include large corporate donations and therefore would not be matched.

Congratulations to the 2016 Livingstone School graduating class

Standing: Chelby Glen, Ethan Paridaen, Morgan Nobles, Brandon Hilbert, Ryan Grove, Jayden Hucik, Kori Sandeman.  Sitting: Chris Cail, Mary Blomgren, Josee Wiebe, Ross Cook. Not pictured: Eric Cadonic. 
(Photo by Shannon Bos)

Toni Lucas - Lundbreck's Livingstone School's 2016 graduation ceremonies were held at the Pincher Creek Community Hall the evening of Friday, May 6. The 12 graduands are Mary Blomgren, Eric Cadonic, Chris Cail, Ross Cook, Chelby Glen, Ryan Grove, Brandon Hilbert, Jayden Hucik, Morgan Nobles, Ethan Paridaen, Kori Sandeman, and Josee Wiebe.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Pincher Creek RCMP summary for May 16 – 23, 2016

Pincher Creek RCMP

The following is an overview of the nature of the complaints that the Pincher Creek Detachment received for the week of May 16 – 23, 2016.  Note that the summary indicates what was reported to the police and may not have been substantiated.

Total calls for service - 62
Assaults – 1
Break and Enter (residential) - 1
Fraud / Forgery - 1
Uttering Threats - 1
Mischief (vandalism) - 1
Theft of motor vehicle - 1
Theft under $5000 - 1
Impaired Driving - 4
Drugs - 1
Disturbing the Peace - 2
Driving complaints (general) - 12
MV Collisions - 5
Liquor offences - 3
Suspicious occurrences (general) - 2
Assistance to General Public (general) - 2
False Alarms - 5
911 calls (invalid) - 4
Animal calls - 1
Prisoners held – 8
This long weekend members also wrote 46 violation tickets

Experiential Learning Week 2016 at MHHS – Basketball and Volleyball

Josh Davis - As a part of Experiential Learning Week  at Matthew Halton High School on May 2 to May 6, athletically inclined students has the opportunity to take a course on volleyball and basketball. Coach Randy Whitehead, who taught the course from Monday to Thursday, said the kids were having a lot of fun. “They’re tired. We’re working them out, I think they’re ready for a nap. I’m ready for a nap.” Whitehead was absent on Friday, so Coach Wayne Alexander took over the course for the day. Students had to fill out a worksheet on technical and fouls on Friday, in order to earn their credits, and were also judged on participation.

Experiential Learning Week Spring 2016 – Horsemanship

Josh Davis - Matthew Halton High School held its 2016 experiential learning week from May 2 – May 6. One of the courses held throughout the week was a horsemanship, which took place at the Pincher Creek & District Agricultural Society’s Horseshoe Pavilion. Audrey Westrop helped teach both the beginner and intermediate horsemanship courses. Westrop provided horses for the beginner students inside. She taught intermediate students first couple of days, then taught the beginner students on Wednesday and Thursday. Westrop donated all of her time.

Experiential Learning Week Spring 2016 at MHHS – Crazy Cakes

Josh Davis - As a part of Matthew Halton’s Experiential Learning Week, which took place May 2 to May 6, students signed up for the Crazy Cakes course. Teacher Ian Robertson gave the Crazy Cakes students an order for a specialty cake, which they then had to fill to the specifications. Students had to figure out the costs of their cakes, and the profit margin they would make from their product.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Report A Poacher Number can now be used to report crimes to land and habitats

Alberta Conservation Association

While the majority of Albertans are responsible users of public lands, there are examples every year of inappropriate land stewardship. For example, carelessly driving all-terrain vehicles through the beds and shores of our waterways can destroy fish habitat and hinder fish spawning. Clearing trees and other vegetation from an area to create a new trail or camping spot also contributes to the deterioration of wildlife habitat. And abandoning vehicles, furniture or significant amounts of garbage ruins the landscape for people and animals alike.

The gift of friendship

Joyce Sasse, Spiritual Gleanings

She’s proud to be 96 years old, proud to be able to transfer herself from her bed to her chair (in spite of having both legs amputated), and proud to be able to continue looking at the positive side of life.

65 years ago, when a handful of young girls in our tiny community wanted to form a C.G.I.T. (Canadian Girls in Training) group, Jessie Snow volunteered to be our leader. She was a bride from “The East” raising a family, managing a ranch and caring for aging parents.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Experiential Learning Week Spring 2016 at MHHS – Robotics Course

Josh Davis

Matthew Halton High School held a robotics course as part of its 2016 experiential learning week, held from May 2 to May 6. Students were given the opportunity to put together and program robots supplied by EZ Robot. The CEO of STEM Learning Lab Dennis Kombeitz supervised the students. On Friday the students demonstrated what tasks they had built and programmed their robots to perform.

Halton High students hold mock US presidential candidates debates

Back:  Ashtyn Duncan - Hilary Clinton, Samuel Gerrand as Anderson Cooper, Taylor Wells as Megyn Kelly
Front: Jeremy Kretz as Donald Trump, Tyler Scherger as Bernie Sanders
Photos courtesy of Sandra Hankey

Toni Lucas

Matthew Halton High School Teacher Jill Klapp was impressed with the fervor with which her Social Studies 30-1 students approached the task of taking on the United States Presidential Debates.  All 26 students were involved, in research, social media, debate or commentary.  During a 90 minute debate they had to answer questions on foreign policy, health care, planned parenthood, job creation, stimulus plans and illegal immigration, Syrian refugees, foreign policy with ISIS, and the ethical implications of  imposing liberal freedoms in non-liberal countries, "Like in Iraq, granting freedoms to women and children," explained Klapp in a recent interview.  "It was a big one.  They did well."

Working Groups selected for farm and ranch consultations

Alberta Government

Agriculture and Forestry will begin the next phase of consultations with the farm and ranch sector on theEnhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act.

Members have been selected for the six working groups that will develop recommendations on how employment standards, occupational health and safety, and labour relations requirements should be applied - given the unique needs of employers and employees in the agriculture sector.

Live to see your graduation – drive responsibly

Alberta Government

The province urges young drivers to focus on the road, and only the road, when driving. 

“As the grad season approaches, we hope that students plan ahead for a safe ride home and make responsible choices. Their whole lives are ahead of them.” - Arthur Lee, Provincial Community Liaison, Students against Drunk Driving
Between 2010 and 2014, 226 young drivers and motorcyclists (aged 14 to 24) were killed and 12,883 were injured in collisions. Although young drivers represented only 14 per cent of the province’s licensed drivers in 2014, they accounted for more than 20 per cent of the drivers involved in casualty collisions.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Pincher Creek Town Council hears from Shaw delegation

Josh Davis with additional noted from Toni Lucas - Lauren Nummi, Planner with Shaw Communications Inc. presented as a delegation to the Town of Pincher Creek Committee of the Whole on May 4, to discuss Shaw's plans for the area. The committee asked Shaw to work with them on a municipal access agreement Government & Regulatory Affairs Executive Officer Darren Cunningham was scheduled for this meeting but was unable to attend as a result of the wildfire in Fort McMurray. In his absence some of the committee's questions went unanswered. “I for one would like to see Shaw’s long term plan for our community,” said Town Councillor Doug Thornton.

Pincher's Hawks eye provincials after another big baseball win at home

Josh Davis - On Monday May 16 the Halton Hawks prep baseball team hosted the Highwood Mustangs at Sproule Field in Pincher Creek. The Hawks gained a four run lead in the second inning, and while the game remained tight they ultimately persevered, winning 7-4.

Public invited to attend local EMS open houses

  • Events will celebrate National Paramedic Services Week, May 22-28
  • Friday, May 27  NAT Van display at Pincher Creek Health Centre 
Alberta Health Services South Zone - National Paramedic Services Week (May 22 to 28) honours the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) profession and recognizes the many men and women who provide this invaluable community service.  This year’s theme, Paramedics: Enhancing Care – Changing Lives, offers an opportunity to better understand the importance of EMS within our health care system and communities.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Pincher Creek RCMP summary for May 9 - 15, 2016

RCMP Pincher Creek

The following is an overview of the nature of the complaints that the Pincher Creek Detachment received for the period of May 8 - 15. Note that the summary indicates what was reported to the police and may not have been substantiated.

Total calls for service - 47
Domestic assault – 1
Fraud / Forgery - 1
Uttering Threats - 1
Mischief (vandalism) - 5
Theft of motor vehicle - 1
Theft under $5000 - 2
Impaired Driving - 2
Disturbing the Peace - 4
Driving complaints (general) - 4
MV Collisions - 6
Liquor offences - 1
Assistance to General Public (general) - 3
Assistance to other agencies - 1
False Alarms - 2
911 calls (invalid) - 4
Prisoners held –  6

Province adjusts fire ban and OHV restrictions

Alberta Government

Wetter and cooler weather in the southern part of the province has reduced the fire hazard, so the province is adjusting the boundaries of the fire ban and off-highway vehicle (OHV) restriction.  Effective immediately, the fire ban and OHV restrictions will no longer be in effect in portions of southern and southwestern Alberta (view map above).

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Creator’s way

Joyce Sasse, Spiritual Gleanings

It’s reassuring that the Saskatoon bushes and crab apple trees are in such resplendent bloom this year, following a dry mild winter and an even drier and warmer spring. The over-production of bloom is a reminder that, in spite of the threats those plants face, nature has a way of taking care of its own. The excess of seeds ready for another year insures there is enough for new beginnings.

U of L professor charged with sexual assault

Lethbridge Police Service

Police have charged  37-year-old University of Lethbridge professor Nicholas Hanson with the sexual assault of a female student.

On November 19, 2015 a 23-year-old woman reported to police that she had been sexually assaulted by her professor in December 2014. An investigation was subsequently initiated and determined that on Dec. 13, 2014 the student attended an off-campus event where she became alone in a room with a professor and was subsequently sexually assaulted. The accused was known to the victim as he was one of her professors at the time.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Fire Ban lifted for MD of Pincher Creek

According to a statement issued yesterday via Pincher Creek Emergency Services Deputy Chief Pat Neumann's official Twitter account @DeputyChiefPCES , the fire ban has been lifted for the MD of Pincher Creek, not including area in the forest boundary.  Fire pits and burn permits are available.

RCMP find father and son deceased of natural causes on rural property near Claresholm

RCMP Alberta

At 10:30 pm May 12, Claresholm RCMP responded to a missing person report submitted by the family of an 85-year old rancher, who was last seen in Claresholm on May 11.

CBSA officers in Alberta snag five guns in April

Canada Border Services Agency

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share a sample of April highlights from its border crossings in southern Alberta:

Waterton RCMP introductory Open House

S/Sgt. Mike Harvey and Cst. Chris Allnutt raise the flag

RCMP Pincher Creek

RCMP held an open house and BBQ at the Waterton Lakes National Park Detachment to mark the opening of the office for the 2016 season. Members from Pincher Creek and Waterton hosted the event that was well attended by visitors to the park, members of the community and employees from Parks Canada. Members in Red Serge gave tours of the historic RCMP detachment that was first opened in 1929. There will be four RCMP members posted in the Park from May to October.

Sgt. Harrison and members of public

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mothers Day Tea and Fashion Show held at Vista Village

Modeling clothes at the fashion show - Marj Cote and daughter Marlene Livingstone


A Mothers Day Tea and Fashion Show was held at Pincher Creek's Vista Village on Friday, May 6. Fun was had by all and guests were treated to strawberry shortcake and tea.

Fashion show models Vernie Bruder and daughter in law Lorraine Bruder


Chief Mountain re-opens for the season, Wild Horse extending hours

Alberta Canada Border Services Agency

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to announce that the Chief Mountain port of entry is re‑opening for the season, beginning Sunday, May 15, 2016. Additionally, the Wild Horse port of entry will be extending its hours for the season on May 15, 2016.

Pincher Creek Town Council hears concerns about drainage and leveling at agricultural grounds

Toni Lucas

Council for the Town of Pincher Creek met with a delegation from the Pincher Creek and District  Agricultural Society during council's regular meeting on Monday, May 9.  Society President Janet Watmough and Vice President Hilary Matheson voiced number of concerns, including leveling, drainage, fencing issues, and safety for riders due to changes on the grounds due to construction, and insufficient restoration. Matheson did most of the presentation saying, "We are here to discuss several issues that have cropped up in the last month, I would say."

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