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An old workhorse returns to Crowsnest Pass

Wednesday, 03 February 2016.

An old workhorse returns to Crowsnest Pass

A piece of Crowsnest Pass mining history made its way back home in late January, and will now be showcased for the public to enjoy.

A Hunslet diesel locomotive was moved to the Bellevue Underground Mine, thanks to the City of Fernie, three companies and the efforts of local mining historian John Kinnear.

“It is yet another opportunity to interpret the fascinating history of coal mining in Crowsnest Pass,” he says. It will tell more of the mining story, at a unique museum dedicated to that purpose.

Senior powerlifter impresses on a world stage

Tuesday, 02 February 2016.

Senior powerlifter impresses on a world stage

The year started strong — pun intended — for Joe Stockinger.

Pincher Creek’s senior powerlifter attended the 100% Raw Powerlifting 2016 Prairie Power Open in Calgary this month, and he set new world records in his age and weight categories.

Joe continues to impress and inspire at 86, and he was the only octogenarian to compete in Calgary this year.

First Student shows community spirit year round

Tuesday, 05 January 2016.

First Student shows community spirit year round

A big yellow school bus parked outside Ranchland Mall this December was hard for Pincher Creek shoppers to miss. Another was spotted outside the Pincher Creek Trade Show in September.

Aside from providing the important function of busing children to school and Shell employees to work, First Student has demonstrated community spirit through charity events such as the Stuff a Bus campaign.  

With such widespread service to the community, it is no wonder that First Student won this year’s large-business award at the Pincher Creek and District Chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence.