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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Crime spree suspects apprehended near Summerview


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

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

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

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

Monday, April 22, 2019

Child injured by gunshot


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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Gun complaint in Bellevue updated



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

There were no other people in the residence.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Lawn chemical poisoning


Amanda Poll, Health Promotion Facilitator,  Alberta Health Services - Spring is here - that means sunshine, warmer weather and yard work! As we start planning out all of the work that needs to happen on our lawns and in our gardens, we may forget that the chemicals we use to make everything lush, green and fruitful can also be dangerous.

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

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

Kamikaze Kreepshow


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

Saturday, April 6, 2019


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

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

Friday, April 5, 2019

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


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

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

Thursday, April 4, 2019

AHS informing individuals of exposure to tuberculosis

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

Monday, April 1, 2019

Beaver Mines sewer project Gong Show continues


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

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

re. the Jason Kenney platform


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

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