May 28th, 2014 ~ Vol. 84 No. 21

- Throwing a Life Line
- Jim Prentice coming
  home to campaign
- Realtor alleges permit
  fees are arbitrary
- Classmates plan
  graduation for Elise
- Flooding at old
  Bellevue cemetery
- Balancing on one wheel
- Municipality signs
  mutual aide agreement
  with province
- RCMP Stats
- Classifieds
- New owners at historic
  ice cream shop
- Who’s in charge
- Flood Prevention
- 2014 Hillcrest Mine
  Commemorative Trade
- Looking Back
- Grizzly Bear Poacher
  found guilty and fined
- Crowsnest Pass
  Municipal Council news
  and update
- Community Calendar
- Letters to the Editor
- Passtrak New Balance
- Summer Games
- Offsite levy moratorium
  extended, but soon to
  be rescinded
- Residents beware -
  Kijiji scammers strike
  the Crowsnest Pass
- Bricks & Boquets
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
Throwing a Life Line
Members of the Crowsnest Pass Fire/Rescue Department were undergoing swift water rescue training last week. Art Hoogstaraten, spokesperson for the department, says four members wearing two kinds of survival suits took the plunge into the icy waters of the Crowsnest River. Other members stood on the riverbank to practice using water rescue throw bags to their colleagues.
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Realtor alleges permit fees are arbitrary
At a council meeting on May 20, a local realtor alleged commercial building permit fees were being arbitrarily applied, but a municipal staff member is denying these charges
Lowry Toombs, a realtor with Royal LePage, asked council for [...]
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Grizzly Bear Poacher found guilty and fined heavily
On May 21, 2014, David Janzen pleaded guilty in Fort Macleod provincial court to poaching a grizzly bear and causing the animal unnecessary suffering. He was fined a total of [...]
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Previous Issues
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Putting a human face on mental illness
Shane Collett has been dealing with depression since he was 13 years old.
He saw his first counsellor at the age of 14, had suicidal thoughts at 16, made an unsuccessful attempt at 18 and has hit [...]
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Albertans accused of May long mess
A mess was left on the shores of Lake Koocanusa over the long weekend and officials are leveling the blame at Albertans.
“This afternoon I took a tour of [...]
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Lacrosse Ravens roll to three wins to open season
The new 2014 junior lacrosse season has started and the Crowsnest Pass Junior Ravens are off to a hot start. The new campaign opened in Calgary on April 27 with a tilt against the Calgary Wranglers. After dusting off the early season cobwebs, the Ravens exploded for [...]
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Bellevue Legion hosts National Afghan War Veterans Memorial
This past Friday Legions across Canada came together to remember those who served in the Canadian-Afghanistan mission.
Over 40,000 veterans were honoured across the country, as well as [...]
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Federal candidates meet council
Two young gentlemen were in council chambers this past Tuesday, trying to gain the support of council.
Both John Barlow, the Progressive Conservative candidate, and Dustin Fuller, the Liberal candidate, for the Macleod riding introduced [...]
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Jim Prentice coming home to campaign
On May 21, Jim Prentice launched his bid to lead Alberta’s Progressive Conservative Party.
The Pass Herald caught up with Prentice before the onetime Crowsnest resident gave a speech at Calgary’s Stampede grounds to talk about [...]
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Municipality signs mutual aide agreement with province
An agreement with the province means big savings for the community but could lead to a boundary dispute with the Department of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD).
On May 20, council approved a [...]
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Re-creating the Senghenydd Wales Disaster Image
Last October 14th Wales’s first national mining monument was unveiled at Senghennydd (pronounced Seng-en-ith) where exactly a hundred years earlier the lives of 439 men and boys were snuffed out by a horrific explosion at the Universal Colliery. There was also one rescuer lost in what must have been a draegerman’s worst nightmare.
The story of Senghenydd is [...]
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Fire department meets council
Bern Sawatzky, a onetime member of the Coleman Fire Department, chose to stay on the force after the 2012 departmental integration.
“It’s been a challenge to go through [...]
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Crowsnest Pass Municipal Council update to citizen
May 14, 2014- For Immediate Release- A lot of positive things are happening that will bode well for the community in the years ahead. We would like to update the taxpayers on our progress in [...]
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Kananaskis Pro Rodeo wrap-up
“Sure was a big one, the old rodeo,” Corb Lund wrote in his song “The horse I rode in on.”
This past Kananaskis Pro Rodeo was a big one according to Joe Trotz, founder and organizer of the event.
“We filled [...]
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New team tees off at Crowsnest Golf and Country Club
There’s a new board, president, superintendent and chef at the Crowsnest Pass Golf & Country Club and they’re saying this season will be anything but subpar.
Too bad Mother Nature is refusing to [...]
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Thorvald, Eirik and Leif
Fifteen years ago in late 1999 I found myself pondering the spectre of the approaching new millennium. I decided to put the following reflective question to my wife. It was: "What do you suppose was going on in this country we call Canada at the start of the last millennium"?
To this fiesty Norsk (maiden name Tronsgard) the answer was quite obvious. She replied: [...]
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