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Working together: Pincher Creek celebrates recent developments

Working together: Pincher Creek celebrates recent developments
After a series of successes, the Pincher Creek community housing committee hosted a meet-and-greet to celebrate some key developers.
After a series of successes, the Pincher Creek community housing committee hosted a meet-and-greet to celebrate some key developers.
IMAGE: Garry Cleland
The community celebrates Pincher Creek’s developers, including Dr. Mark Stephens and Eleanor Maund Stephens for the Pincher Creek Medical Clinic, Jacalyn Anderson for Seeds, and Danielle Heaton for the residential flip of the old police barracks
IMAGE: Garry Cleland
The community celebrates Pincher Creek’s developers, including Dr. Mark Stephens and Eleanor Maund Stephens for the Pincher Creek Medical Clinic, Jacalyn Anderson for Seeds, and Danielle Heaton for the residential flip of the old police barracks

Working together: Pincher Creek celebrates recent developments

By Mia Parker
By Mia Parker
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Shootin’ the Breeze Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
May 29, 2024
May 29, 2024

After a series of successes, the Pincher Creek community housing committee hosted a meet-and-greet last Thursday at Seeds to celebrate some key developers.

Garry Cleland, town councillor and housing committee member, notes that while the focus was on the developers themselves, the event showed the value of working together.

“We’ve got these three groups that are all doing awesome in the community — the developers, the committee and the town administration,” he says, noting the importance of bringing the groups together.

The biggest developments highlighted were the Seeds relocation, the RCMP barracks flip and the new medical clinic.

Jacalyn Anderson extensively renovated a Main Street building and moved Seeds a few doors down. This allowed the business — a cafe, flower shop, yarn and handcrafted goods shop — to expand.

Dr. Mark Stephens and wife, Eleanor Maund Stephens, were commended for their work establishing a second medical clinic in Pincher Creek, along with Dr. Saisha Deonarain.

Dave Willms and Danielle Heaton were recognized for their residential flip of the old police barracks. They are currently working on a residential development behind the Co-op.

 

 

Others receiving accolades for projects were:

—Kelly Toews and Clint Baerg, Link Builders

—David McQuaig, Travelodge

—Aaron Hemphill, Vitae

—Jeff Hammond, Pincher Creek Co-op

—Kendall Toews, Avalanche Contracting and Southwest Waste Management

—D.J. and P.J. Singh, Parkway Motel and Econolodge

—Mark Maunsell, Maunsell Ventures

—Joe Schwab, M&M Motors

—Richard Claude, building developer

—Sheldon Boese, land and building developer

—Jordan Ramias, Attachment World

—Matt Boese, Superform

—Justin and Tyler Toews, Riteline

 

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The town’s housing committee played a small role behind the scenes in many projects, making introductions and facilitating progress.

“We tried to facilitate people using what was in the community, and we didn’t spend any community money, just our time,” says Cleland. “We want to continue doing that with other developments in the community.”

He views the town’s main role as determining the community’s needs and connecting people to try to have these needs met.

Cleland notes that they are also looking into changing some bylaws to make development more accessible.

“It’s revenue for the community to help keep our taxes down and our services up,” he says.

Cleland says hosting the event was an important opportunity to show taxpayers that town staff are working hard to attract new additions, amenities and necessities to the community, and he was blown away by the turnout to the celebration.

“It was awesome and everyone seemed to really enjoy it,” he says. “It’s important the community knows that the town is working at this.”

 

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After a series of successes, the Pincher Creek community housing committee hosted a meet-and-greet last Thursday at Seeds to celebrate some key developers.

Garry Cleland, town councillor and housing committee member, notes that while the focus was on the developers themselves, the event showed the value of working together.

“We’ve got these three groups that are all doing awesome in the community — the developers, the committee and the town administration,” he says, noting the importance of bringing the groups together.

The biggest developments highlighted were the Seeds relocation, the RCMP barracks flip and the new medical clinic.

Jacalyn Anderson extensively renovated a Main Street building and moved Seeds a few doors down. This allowed the business — a cafe, flower shop, yarn and handcrafted goods shop — to expand.

Dr. Mark Stephens and wife, Eleanor Maund Stephens, were commended for their work establishing a second medical clinic in Pincher Creek, along with Dr. Saisha Deonarain.

Dave Willms and Danielle Heaton were recognized for their residential flip of the old police barracks. They are currently working on a residential development behind the Co-op.

 

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Others receiving accolades for projects were:

—Kelly Toews and Clint Baerg, Link Builders

—David McQuaig, Travelodge

—Aaron Hemphill, Vitae

—Jeff Hammond, Pincher Creek Co-op

—Kendall Toews, Avalanche Contracting and Southwest Waste Management

—D.J. and P.J. Singh, Parkway Motel and Econolodge

—Mark Maunsell, Maunsell Ventures

—Joe Schwab, M&M Motors

—Richard Claude, building developer

—Sheldon Boese, land and building developer

—Jordan Ramias, Attachment World

—Matt Boese, Superform

—Justin and Tyler Toews, Riteline

 

 

The town’s housing committee played a small role behind the scenes in many projects, making introductions and facilitating progress.

“We tried to facilitate people using what was in the community, and we didn’t spend any community money, just our time,” says Cleland. “We want to continue doing that with other developments in the community.”

He views the town’s main role as determining the community’s needs and connecting people to try to have these needs met.

Cleland notes that they are also looking into changing some bylaws to make development more accessible.

“It’s revenue for the community to help keep our taxes down and our services up,” he says.

Cleland says hosting the event was an important opportunity to show taxpayers that town staff are working hard to attract new additions, amenities and necessities to the community, and he was blown away by the turnout to the celebration.

“It was awesome and everyone seemed to really enjoy it,” he says. “It’s important the community knows that the town is working at this.”

 

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