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The Town of Pincher Creek is the Wind Capital of Canada. Nestled against the Rockies in Southwestern Alberta, Pincher Creek enjoys warm Chinook winds that compress and collect energy as they rush down the eastern slopes. The Pincher Creek area offers the wind energy industry the ideal geographical area for developments in alternative, renewable energy technology and is playing a key role in the development of this increasingly important sustainable energy resource.  

The Canadian Wind Energy Association regards the Pincher Creek area as one of the nation's strongest wind power regions. Presently, a total of 8 wind energy projects, consisting of 272 turbines are producing 291.93 mega watts of energy in the Pincher Creek area. With another 5 wind energy projects, consisting of 180 turbines in the approved and project planning stages of producing an additional 580.70 mega watts of energy, for a total forecasted output of 872.63 mega watts of clean, green energy for the Pincher Creek area.


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FCSS Funding
September 14, 2022
The Pincher Creek & District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is now accepting applications for 2023 funding.
Decorate your business for Rodeo Weekend Challenge
August 18, 2022
Decorate your business for Rodeo Weekend; create an inviting atmosphere for Pincher Creek guests & locals!  We suggest decorating the outside of your business to invite people in and then keep them by creating a fun atmosphere inside- but it’s up to you!   
Pincher Creek Flood Hazard Study
August 1, 2022
The Pincher Creek Flood Hazard Study assesses and identifies flood hazards along 14 km of Pincher Creek and 7 km of Kettles Creek through Pincher Creek and Municipal District of Pincher Creek.
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