Holding the Reins Landowners Summit for the Oldman Watershed

The Oldman Watershed Council will be holding its annual Holding the Reins Landowners Summit for the Oldman Watershed in Fort MacLeod on Thursday, March 10th, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.

For more information and to register, click here.


All-Candidates Forum, Pincher Creek, October 8

SASCI will be moderating an All-Candidates Forum ahead of the upcoming federal election.  The Forum will be held at the Heritage Inn in Pincher Creek on Thursday, October 8th, starting at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30). The Forum is being hosted by the Pincher Creek and District Chamber of Commerce.  Come ask the candidates about the issues that matter to you!



Restoration for Recreation events, Oldman Headwaters, October 14 and 17

Our friends at the Napi Oldman Watershed Council have some fun hands-on restoration events planned in the headwaters in October! Get out there and have some fun while helping to restore bull trout and west slope cutthroat trout habitat! Free to participate, but please register by October 9th.

For event information and to register, clink here.


Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan - Consultation Underway

The Government of Alberta is looking for your feedback on the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (2013) for southern Alberta. From November 5 through November 28, public information sessions and stakeholder workshops will be hosted in 18 locations in southern Alberta and in Edmonton, Red Deer and Drumheller. Detailed information regarding dates and locations of the consultation sessions is offered below.

Participants must RSVP for stakeholder workshops to ssrp@stantec.com or call 403-716-8325.  Workshop times are from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Public sessions run from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and since they are open house sessions, there isn't any need to call ahead to reserve a seat.

Remaining sessions in southwest Alberta include:

Cardston, November 19:  Cardston and District Seniors Centre, 260 First St. West

Fort Macleod, November 20:  Fort Macleod & District Community Hall, 307 25th St (Hwy 3 West)

Pincher Creek, November 26: Community Hall, 287 Canyon Drive

Whether you are able or unable to attend these sessions, you can provide your comments on the draft plan through an online workbook or print and complete the Discussion Guide - Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Workbook (2013). The completed paper version should be submitted to:

SSRP Phase 3 Workbook

Land Use Secretariat

9th Floor, 10035 - 108 Street

Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3E1

In order for your input to be used to inform the development of the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, your submission of this workbook must be received, either by mail or online, by January 15, 2014

For more information, visit the South Saskatchewan Region website of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development here: https://landuse.alberta.ca/RegionalPlans/SouthSaskatchewanRegion/Pages/default.aspx 


Becoming a Community Builder

We are pleased to announce that the Pincher Creek region has been selected as a Lighthouse Community for Becoming A Community Builder (BACB).

BACB is the initiative of philanthropist and community builder Ian Hill, a name familiar to many volunteers in our community.   Ian is the person behind Let Them Be Kids, a philanthropic program that helped finance the new playground at St. Michael's School.
Ian has produced the following video to support promotion of BACB throughout the town and district of Pincher Creek, Cowley, Waterton Park, and Piikani Reserve: http://www.viddler.com/v/bd5f8247
We invite and encourage your participation in this program.  The BACB program will deliver 15 weeks of leadership training to any adult or youth in our community, free of charge.  The program is very flexible to accommodate those who cannot attend sessions in person, so you can follow along at your own pace. 
The program will commence October 18th, in twenty Lighthouse Communities around rural Alberta.
To participate, please register before October 18th at http://register.becomingacommunitybuilder.ca.
We sincerely hope you will be able to participate in this exciting and timely initiative.  The more of us that participate, the richer and more numerous the outcomes and the greater the impact on the present and future well-being of our community.
If you have questions, please call James Van Leeuwen at 403-627-8427.
If you can think of others in our community who would be interested in Becoming A Community Builder, please forward this information to them with some encouragement of your own.