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Collision closes Highway 6 near Twin Butte for 2 hours

Highway 6 traffic just south of Twin Butte was at a standstill this afternoon as RCMP attended to a serious motor vehicle collision.
TransAlta windmill on fire with a trail of black smoke near Cowley, Alberta.

Emergency crews respond swiftly to wind turbine fire near Cowley

Learn about the recent windmill fire in Pincher Creek. Pincher Creek Emergency Services responded promptly to contain the situation.
Fire ban in place for town and MD Pincher Creek, Cowley and Piikani Nation effective July 18

Fire ban now in effect for Pincher Creek area

Important update: Pincher Creek and area is now under a fire ban. Find out what this means and the restrictions in place to ensure safety.
Crowsnest Pass RCMP investigate fatal July 17 Highway 3 collision.

Fatal Highway 3 collision near Lundbreck under investigation

Tragic incident on Highway 3: one fatality and multiple injuries in head-on collision involving an SUV and a passenger bus.
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Piikani RCMP call on public to help investigate shooting

Suspect in July 3 Piikani Nation shooting remains at large, local RCMP call on public assistance to identify.
Tyson Kehoe, missing from Fort Macleod, male with short brown hair and brown eyes.

Missing: Tyson Kehoe of Fort Macleod

UPDATE: Fort Macleod RCMP have located Tyson Kehoe, who was last been seen May 11, and report that he is safe.
Security-camera footage of a grizzly bear inside Pincher Office Products. It is approaching the back door

Black bear breaks into Pincher Office Products

This black bear stopped in at Pincher Office Products on April 26, entering via the store’s front window rather than using a door.
Kenzie Stewart of Crowsnest Pass competes in butterfly at the Pincher Creek Dolphins swim meet
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Mugshot of Shaine Smith

Piikani RCMP ask for assistance locating Shaine Smith

UPDATE: Shaine Smith has been arrested and is in custody.
RCMP logo over red and blue flashing lights on heading for Pincher Creek RCMP news

Three charged after weapons call in Pincher Creek

Garret Ouellette, Brandon Ouellette and an unnamed woman charged after Pincher Creek RCMP attend to dispute in residential area.
Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association conference notice

Crime prevention association gives preview of conference

ACCPA hosted a virtual conference with speakers sharing various issues relevant to crime prevention within rural and urban areas in Alberta.
Women's hands place on top of one another

Sheltering hope

Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter offers sanctuary and support for women grappling with the realities of domestic violence and crisis.
Question mark on wooden die

Provincial policing bill draws mixed reaction

Rural municipalities are “cautiously optimistic” that a provincial police service would enhance rural safety, says their association website.
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Firearms seized from residence near Brocket

Jessie Flett faces more than 20 criminal charges after Piikani Nation RCMP seize seven rifles, along with ammunition and firearms parts.
Two RCMP officers in red serge, two Indigenous men and one woman wearing head-dress regalia.

Piikani Nation RCMP focus on reconciliation and community engagement

Sgt. Vince Bacon and Piikani Nation RCMP are committed to enhancing relationships between the community and the officers serving them.
Pair of locked handcuffs on blue background with shadowed edges

Piikani RCMP arrest five on drug charges

Four females and one male arrested on drug charges Tuesday by Piikani Nation RCMP.
Icy sheen on Highway 3 near Elko.

Icy conditions west of Alberta/BC border

Plan ahead for single-lane alternating traffic at the border as poor driving conditions continue.
Carter Smith, young man with short brown hair and dark eyes, wearing a Santa hat in a notice from Fort Macleod RCMP that he is missing.

Carter Smith located safe

Jan. 23 update — Fort Macleod RCMP have advised that Carter Smith has been located safe.
Gavel rests on sounding block on a table.

Bail hearing for Michael Patterson pushed back four weeks

Flames engulf black silhouette of Dano's Hydro Heaven in Pincher Creek

Alleged arsonist misses court appearance

RCMP officer in cruiser speaks to arson suspect in the back seat

Arson charges laid in Pincher Creek fires

Silver handcuffs on grey background

Piikani woman arrested, cocaine trafficking charge laid

Dano's Hydro Heaven in Pincher Creek fully engulfed in flames in the darkness on Jan. 9, 2023.

Pincher Creek fire crews respond to two fires just minutes apart

Pincher Creek Emergency Services on scene of two separate fires

Pair of locked handcuffs on blue background with shadowed edges

Mother and male suspect charged with sex offences against child

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Pincher Creek RCMP arrest pair for copper thefts

Updated photo of missing Crowsnest Pass youth Tristen Newton. White male with very short, light brown hair, wearing black hoodie.

Missing Crowsnest Pass Youth located safe

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Crowsnest Pass RCMP investigating fatal collision near Burmis

Jalessa Joy Crazy Bull, teenaged Indigenous girl with shoulder-length brown hair and braces. Missing from Piikani Nation.

Missing Piikani Teen – Jalessa Joy Crazy Bull

Updated photo of missing Crowsnest Pass youth Tristen Newton. White male with very short, light brown hair, wearing black hoodie.

Missing Crowsnest Pass Youth located safe

Toxic drug alerts in place for B.C. Interior Health Authority

Alberta Court of Justice coat of arms on background of mountains and forest

Three co-accused in Coleman home invasion released from custody

Wanted man Randall Hopley. Dark hair, light skin, hazel eyes, grimace.

Randall Hopley on the run

Two cars in head-on collision in falling snow

Nearly 300 weather-related accidents in Alberta

Exterior view of Piikani Nation RCMP building in Brocket.

Local jail guard charged with sexual assault, breach of trust

Matthew Peterson, smiling man with short dark hair in emergency services uniform.

It takes a special person to be a volunteer firefighter

Exterior of Pincher Creek RCMP detachment

Rural property crime on the radar for Pincher RCMP

Junior firefighter Ruan Peterson drops a firehose from a balcony.

Firefighting opportunities for Pincher Creek teens

Firefighters Jordan Bley and Meagan Muff stand with a Crowsnest Pass Fire Rescue truck.

Firefighters bring unique skills to the table

Dwyer behind bars, charges laid in Coleman home invasion

Rebels Motorcycle Club members charged in Coleman home invasion

Map of Alberta showing fire advisory for MD of Pincher Creek Area

Fire danger rating lowered, thanks to recent rain

Top of yellow school bus

Be aware of school buses on the road

Tyler Thomas Trodden, white male with short dark hair, mustache, beard and sideburns with some grey and receding hairline. Arrested in relation to Crowsnest Pass home invasion.

Second suspect in Coleman home invasion arrested

Logo for Crowsnest Pass Fire Rescue featuring a crow, maple leaf, snowcapped mountains, an axe, a ladder and spruce trees

Crowsnest Pass recruiting paid on-call firefighters

Three white male home invasion suspects from Pincher Creek. Left – Robert Russell Dyer, reddish-brown hair, mustache and goatee, lettered tattoo on right side of neck; middle – Aaron John Thompson, clean shaven with dark eyebrows and sideburns, wearing ball cap; right – Tyler Thomas Trodden – Short dark hair, mustache, beard and sideburns with some grey and receding hairline.

Suspects sought after Coleman home invasion

Yellow crime scene tape on black background

Lundbreck business scene of break-in and assault

Aboriginal woman with dark, pulled-back hair, looking down from camera.

Theresa Red Young Man missing from Fort Macleod

Key in car door lock

Warning from RCMP after rash of thefts

Photo of Indigenous woman with brown hair pulled; Lillian Scout of Piikani Nation.

Lillian Kathleen Scout located safe

Wavy image of pride colours

Empress Theatre stands with LGBTQ+ community following vandalism

White woman in 30s with long dark hair and three-year-old boy with short light brown hair

Missing mother and son found safe

Waterton lakeshore with mountains in background

Brooks man drowns at Waterton Lakes National Park

Logo for RCMP online crime reporting website

RCMP encourage online reporting of crime

RCMP logo over red and blue lights noting that a missing couple has been found deceased near Crowsnest Pass

Foul play not suspected in deaths of missing couple

white and red megaphone on green background announcing weekend closure of Pincher Creek Emergency Department

Pincher Creek ED closed Saturday and Sunday

Red car speeding around a corner

Slow down for summer

White male, bald, with black ball cap on backwards and grey T-shirt. Chris Mezei is missing from Pincher Creek

Pincher Creek RCMP seek to reunite missing man with family

RCMP logo on car door

Copper wire theft knocks out power to Cottonwood Campground

Two men pose together with a Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal and certificate.

MD councillor receives Platinum Jubilee Medal

brown haired man with moustache and goatee speaks into a microphone

Pincher Creek RCMP look to summer staffing in Waterton

Red and blue flashing lights and RCMP logo on suspicious death notice

Major crimes unit investigating suspicious Healy Bridge death

Womens' hands joined in a gesture of comfort

Increased demand for victim services, volunteers needed

Baby with bright blue eyes has face scrunched up in reaction to stinky smell

Chemical spill stinks up Pincher Creek

Fire truck parked on highway surrounded by vehicles in swirling snow after a multi-vehicle crash near Pincher Creek.

Two hospitalized after at least eight vehicles collide at Cowley

Emergency workers work on an evening accident scene on icy roads near Pincher Station

Charges may await some drivers in Highway 3 pileups

Fire truck parked on highway surrounded by vehicles in swirling snow after a multi-vehicle crash near Pincher Creek.

Multi-vehicle pile-up closes Highway 3 at Cowley

Dave Friesen, an RCMP officer with short, dark hair, chats on the phone while seated at a desk

Dave Friesen’s relentless pursuit of justice at Lower Post IRS

RCMP Sgt. Ryan Hodge speaks into a microphone at Pincher Creek town council

RCMP patrols in Pincher Creek to be scaled back

Male with short, dark hair and woman with dark dark hair and cap, stand in front of an ambulance. Both are dressed in navy blue uniforms. Pat Neumann is the Pincher Creek fire chief and Sariah Brasnett is deputy-chief.

Wait times at urban hospitals tying up Pincher Creek ambulances

Brocket man sough in relation to fatal crash notice on red and blue police-lights background with RCMP logo

Accused drunk driver charged in crash that killed his son

‘No decision’ on Alberta Police Service, says Ellis

Krystal Red Young Man – young woman looking down from the camera in a kitchen

Krystal Red Young Man located

Text "Three from Fort Macleod charged in Cowley break-in" over top of red and blue lights with RCMP logo

Three charged in Cowley break-in

Magnifying glass on the word "fraud"

Rental scam affects Pincher Creek

Text "fatal motor vehicle collision near Alberta/BC border" over top of red and blue lights with RCMP logo

An Alberta man is dead following Highway 3 crash

Firefighter gear hanging on fire hall wall

Hillcrest fire station to remain open

Crack cocaine: what is it and where can a person go for help?

RCMP officer with vehicle theft prevention tips

Prevention is key to vehicle theft issues

Crowsnest Pass RCMP execute search warrant, seize weapons

Weapons seized by Crowsnest Pass RCMP

Piikani RCMP investigate drug overdose death

Piikani Nation RCMP investigate death from suspected drug overdose