Jim Prentice, former premier of Alberta, was one of four people killed in a plane crash outside Kelowna B.C. last week. In May 2014, the onetime Crowsnest resident made a campaign stop in the Pass on his way to winning the leadership of Alberta’s Progressive Conservative Party.
There is a changing of the guard at the community’s chief administrative position with the exit of a hardworking army man and the entrance of the first-ever female to hold the job.
Lorrie O’Brien is the community’s new CAO. She is the first woman to [...]
Jim Prentice - Remembering a friend
It is strange to turn on the television and see the profile of your friend on the screen with the years of his life, 1956-2016, in bold letters. It doesn’t seem right. He had so much [...]
Former Crowsnest Pass resident wins major pony prize
The pony’s name is Exeter Evenstar and a few weeks ago she won big at the Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America’s National Show during the Tulsa State Fair in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
On Sept. 28, a pair of savvy [...]
Semi-truck rollover caps deadly week on area roads
On Oct. 16 at about 9:45 p.m., an eastbound semi-truck hauling fence posts flipped over and rolled into the ditch west of Coleman on Highway 3.
RCMP says [...]
Stop, drop and roll at Horace Allen
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, says the National Fire Protection Association.
That tragic 1871 conflagration killed more than [...]
Once I Was a Draughtsman
That is the original old English spelling or variant of the term “draftsman”, a profession that I was trained in back in the late 1960’s. It is defined as: “a person who practises or is qualified in mechanical drawing, employed to prepare detailed scale drawings of [...]
Former Alberta premier and onetime Pass resident Jim Prentice among four dead in B.C. plane crash
Multiple sources are reporting that Jim Prentice, former premier and onetime Crowsnest resident, was one of four people killed in a plane crash outside [...]
Oldest Legion in Alberta turns 90
On Friday, Alberta’s oldest legion celebrated its 90th birthday in style.
The evening featured addresses by master of [...]
Calgary Falun Gong practitioners arrive in Coleman
Calgarian Ping Zhang found herself in front of town hall in Coleman campaigning to raise awareness of the continued persecution of Falun Gong practitioners last week.
Through an interpreter Zhang said [...]
Turtle Mountain Riding success
The Turtle Mountain Riding Club held their annual awards banquet Sunday October 2nd at the Lundbreck Community Hall.The event was catered by [...]
M is for ‘much fun’ at Alberta Culture Days weekend
Last week’s Alberta Culture Days in the Crowsnest Pass featured the M is for Music concert at the [...]
Discussing footprint management for local landscape
On Oct. 5, about 80 people gathered in the Pincher Creek Community Hall to discuss a linear footprint management plan for the [...]
Incinerator project open house
A few weeks ago, representatives from a handful of waste management companies pitched the need for a biomass incinerator for the [...]
Juno Award winning band MonkeyJunk to release fifth album
Stony Plain Records announces a November 4th release date for Time To Roll, the fifth album by award-winning Canadian blues/rock trio MonkeyJunk.
Time To Roll is unique in that it [...]
Growing Up on 6th Street
A long time ago the street names in the town I grew up in had a lot smaller numbers to them than they do now. In Coleman specifically, our family lived on one of these [...]
Lunch at Popiels with Jason Kenney
Jason Kenney called the Alberta NDP a socialist government. He said half their MLAs are student radicals who have no experience outside academia. He said he could [...]
Coal price increase bodes well for Grassy Mountain
A recent jump in the price of coking coal has provoked a bullish statement on the Grassy Mountain Coal Project from a Riversdale Resources executive.
Riversdale Resources’ managing director Steve Mallyon noted that [...]
Just after 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 28, a 2.9 magnitude earthquake was felt throughout [...]
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