Important Notice
COVID-19 Updates Click Here | For Phone Updates Call 1 855 627 5365

Important Notice

COVID-19 Updates Click Here | For Phone Updates Call 1 855 627 5365

Current Status: Active

COVID-19 Update
March 31, 2020 16:30
 
Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PCREMO) continues monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and providing daily updates.
 
For current numbers in Alberta visit the COVID19 page for geospatial numbers: https://covid19stats.alberta.ca/
 
Crowsnest/Pincher Creek Landfill Association hours remain the same, but the office doors are closed to the public. At present time they are not accepting cardboard for recycling due reduced staff.
For travel related advice or information on self-isolation, please refer to the Alberta Health Website: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-travel-advice.aspx
 
All Parks Canada facilities are temporarily closed, all visitor services and all motor vehicle access by visitors are suspended until further notice. This includes Waterton Lakes National Park. For complete information visit https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/waterton/visit/covid-19-info
 
If you know of a friend or neighbor that may not have access to the internet and therefor may not have up to date information on this situation, please refer them to the COVID-19 call in line for the Pincher Creek and area. The number is toll free 1 855 627 5365.
 
Please continue to follow recommended practices and behaviors for the mutual benefit of the entire community. For the latest information for Albertans on COVID-19, including updates on government actions, visit alberta.ca/covid19/
 
If you feel a group or business is not abiding by the current rules, you can submit a complaint to AHS and a public health inspector will look into it.  Visit this site to submit a complaint: https://ephisahs.microsoftcrmportals.com/create-case/
 

COVID-19 Update
March 30, 2020 17:00

Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PCREMO) actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.

For current numbers in Alberta visit the COVID19 page for geospatial numbers: https://covid19stats.alberta.ca/


Mandatory self-isolation

Travellers and close contacts of confirmed cases
You are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days if you:
returned from travel outside of Canada after March 12, or
are a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 (provides care, lives with or has close physical contact, or comes into direct contact with infectious body fluids)

If you become sick during this time, you must self-isolate for an additional 10 days from the beginning of symptoms or until you are feeling well, whichever takes longer.

Albertans with symptoms
You are legally required to self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days if you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition. You must follow these requirements regardless of whether you have been tested for COVID-19.


Self-isolation period is for 10 days from the start of symptoms, or until symptoms resolve, whichever takes longer.


Albertans who test positive for COVID-19
You are legally required to self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days if you have tested positive for COVID-19.
Self-isolation period is for 10 days from the start of symptoms, or until symptoms resolve, whichever takes longer.

How to self-isolate 

If you need to self-isolate, follow these steps:
Stay home – do not leave your home or attend work, school, social events or any other public gatherings.
Avoid close contact with other people, including household members but especially seniors and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
Don’t take public transportation like buses, taxis or ride-sharing, where possible.
Watch for symptoms in yourself or a family member.

If you are in mandatory self-isolation:
Do not go outside for a walk through your neighbourhood or park. This includes children in mandatory self-isolation.
You can get fresh air in your backyard, if you have one, but you must remain on private property not accessible by others.
If you live in an apartment building or highrise, you must stay inside and cannot use the elevators or stairwells to go outside. If your balcony is private and at least 2 metres away from your closest neighbour's, you may go outside on the balcony.


This directive is consistent with the new federal requirements under the Quarantine Act.

For additional information on self-isolating please go to https://www.alberta.ca/self-isolation.aspx

If you have concerns about your health:
take the COVID-19 self-assessment
call Health Link 811 for further instructions if directed by the self-assessment tool
do not go to an ER or the associate clinic – if you need immediate medical attention, call 911 and inform them you may have COVID-19

Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr.  Hinshaw recommended in the video update on COVID-19 on March 30 at 4:30 p.m. that Albertans not go to seasonal remote homes or cottages to self-isolate as access to resources may be limited.  

For further travel related advice or information on self-isolation, please refer to the Alberta Health Website: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-travel-advice.aspx

For assistance please use the local COVID-19 call in line for the Pincher Creek and area at, toll free 1 855 627 5365. This allows PCREMO members to actively monitor the needs of our community.
 
Please continue to follow recommended practices and behaviors for the mutual benefit of the entire community. For the latest information for Albertans on COVID-19, including updates on government actions, visit alberta.ca/covid19/
 


COVID-19 Update
March 29, 2020 16:30
 
Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PCREMO) continues monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
At this time, there have been no major updates today.

For assistance please use the local COVID-19 call in line for the Pincher Creek and area at, toll free 1 855 627 5365. This allows PCREMO members to actively monitor the needs of our community.
 
Please continue to follow recommended practices and behaviors for the mutual benefit of the entire community. For the latest information for Albertans on COVID-19, including updates on government actions, visit alberta.ca/covid19/
 
 


COVID-19 Update
March 28, 2020 16:30
 
Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PCREMO) continues monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
For current numbers in Alberta visit the COVID19 page for geospatial numbers: https://covid19stats.alberta.ca/
 
Complete updates for businesses on restrictions and changes can be found at: https://www.alberta.ca/restrictions-on-gatherings-and-businesses.aspx
 
Reminder:
 
You are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days if you:
  • returned from travel outside of Canada, or
  • are a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 (provides care, lives with or has close physical contact, or comes into direct contact with infectious body fluids)
For further travel related advice or information on self-isolation, please refer to the Alberta Health Website: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-travel-advice.aspx
 
While PCREMO appreciate the efforts of all the organizations that are offering to assist during this stressful time, please continue to use the COVID-19 call in line for the Pincher Creek and area at, toll free 1 855 627 5365. This allows PCREMO members to actively know of the needs of the community.
 
If you feel a group or business is not abiding by the new rules, you can submit a complaint to AHS and a public health inspector will look into it.  Visit this site to submit a complaint: https://ephisahs.microsoftcrmportals.com/create-case/
 


COVID-19 Update
March 28, 2020 10:00 am

Alberta Government list of essential services: click here

COVID-19 Update
March 27, 2020 17:30
 
Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PCREMO) continues monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
For current numbers in Alberta visit the COVID19 page for geospatial numbers: https://covid19stats.alberta.ca/
 
Today the Government of Alberta announced the following changes:
 
No gatherings with more than 15 people are allowed, including:
  • conferences
  • workshops
  • worship gatherings
  • family events, such as weddings and funerals
  • social gatherings outdoors
Cancel gatherings with fewer than 15 people if the event:
  • includes any attendees travelling from outside of Canada
  • has, as its focus, attendees that are members of critical infrastructure or critical service roles (e.g. healthcare workers, first responders, electric/power workers, telecommunications)
  • includes attendees from demographic groups at greater risk of severe disease, such as people 60 years of age or older and individuals with chronic medical conditions
  • has attendees participating in activities that promote disease transmission (e.g. singing, cheering, close contact, sharing food or beverages, buffet style meals)
  • is in a space that does not allow for recommended social distancing (at least 6 feet between attendees)
 
If you violate this public health order and proceed to hold an event with more than 15 attendees, you may be subject to a fine.
 
All dine-in services are prohibited. Take-out, delivery and drive-through service is still permitted.
 
Albertans are prohibited from accessing retail, clothing and gaming stores, including book stores, hobby stores and antique stores. These businesses may choose to offer online shopping and curb-side pick-up. Albertans are prohibited from attending all public recreation facilities and private entertainment facilities. Albertans are prohibited from accessing close contact personal services, including personal services facilities, cosmetic enhancement services, wellness studios and clinics, non-emergency and non-critical health services.
 
Vehicle access to all Federal Parks, Provincial Parks and Public lands is now restricted.  
 
Complete update for businesses on restrictions and changes: https://www.alberta.ca/restrictions-on-gatherings-and-businesses.aspx
 
Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) social services support for COVID-19. Please see bit.ly/FCSSPincherSocialServicesFund for forms and criteria. Or call FCSS directly at 403 627-3156, or email fcss@pinchercreek.ca
You are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days if you:
  • returned from travel outside of Canada after March 12, or
  • are a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 (provides care, lives with or has close physical contact, or comes into direct contact with infectious body fluids)
For further travel related advice or information on self-isolation, please refer to the Alberta Health Website: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-travel-advice.aspx
 
The COVID-19 call in line for the Pincher Creek area is toll free 1 855 627 5365
 
You can submit a complaint to an AHS and a public health inspector will look into it.  Visit this site to submit a complaint: https://ephisahs.microsoftcrmportals.com/create-case/
 

COVID-19 Update
March 26, 2020 16:30
 
Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PCREMO) continues monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
For current numbers in Alberta visit the COVID19 page for geospatial numbers: https://covid19stats.alberta.ca/ 

Residents who are interested in assisting as a volunteer in our community can register online by going to bit.ly/PincherCreekVolunteers All volunteers will be required to adhere to all Alberta Health Services recommendations and follow protocols that will be in place for each position.
Parks Canada facilities and services have been suspended, motor vehicle access by visitors is suspended until further notice in Waterton Lakes National Park.

The local Pincher Creek COVID-19 call in line is toll free 1 855 627 5365, to connect to this number you must use 1 855 followed by 627 5365.
 
You can submit a complaint to an AHS and a public health inspector will look into it.  Visit this site to submit a complaint: https://ephisahs.microsoftcrmportals.com/create-case/  

Please continue to follow recommended practices and behaviors for the mutual benefit of the entire community. For the latest information for Albertans on COVID-19, including updates on government actions, visit alberta.ca/covid19/




COVID-19 Update
March 25, 2020 16:30
 
Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PCREMO) continues monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
For current numbers in Alberta visit the COVID19 page for geospatial numbers: https://covid19stats.alberta.ca/ 
We also want to remind residents not to flush any wipes or paper towels. Industrial wastewater systems, as well as septic fields, are not equipped to handle this material as they do not break down, causing clogs in pipes and putting a strain on infrastructure. Many commercial wipes labeled as “flushable” may go down the toilet and drain fine, but hit a bend in the system and can cause major substructure damage.
 
Please continue to follow recommended practices and behaviors for the mutual benefit of the entire community. For the latest information for Albertans on COVID-19, including updates on government actions, visit alberta.ca/covid19/
 
The COVID-19 call in line is toll free 1 855 627 5365.
 
You can submit a complaint to an AHS and a public health inspector will look into it.  Visit this site to submit a complaint: https://ephisahs.microsoftcrmportals.com/create-case/  
 

COVID-19 Update
March 24, 2020
4:30 p.m.
 
Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PCREMO) continues monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Municipal District of Pincher Creek, the Town of Pincher Creek and the Village of Cowley offices are now closed to walk-in traffic.  Residents should have confidence that your elected leaders, administration and teams are doing their best to keep all our municipal operations running smoothly and safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please use municipal websites, email addresses and phone numbers to contact municipal staff during this time.

Pincher Creek Emergency Services (PCES) has closed their office to walk-ins. Non-emergent PCES services such as fire permits can be arranged via phone.

All playgrounds in the MD of Pincher Creek, the Town of Pincher Creek and the Village of Cowley are now closed to the public.  Community members are encouraged to get outside and be active while following all social distancing recommendations.
 
You can submit a complaint to Alberta Health Service through the following link: https://ephisahs.microsoftcrmportals.com/create-case/  
 
 
PCREMO encourages all residents to use www.alberta.ca/covid19 to stay up to date with all recommendations from Alberta Health Services. 


Contact Phone Numbers:
MD of Pincher Creek 403 627 3130
Town of Pincher Creek 403 627 3156
Village of Cowley 403 628 3808
Pincher Creek Emergency Services Office 403 627 5333
Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management 1 855 627 5365



COVID-19 Update
March 23, 2020 19:30
 
Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PCREMO) continues monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Adjustments were made today by Alberta Health Services including changes to self-isolation, they are as follows:
 
Who should self-isolate
You must self-isolate for 14 days if you:

  • recently returned from travel outside of Canada, even if feeling well
    • this means staying separated from anyone who did not travel with you, including household members
  • are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • have been asked by a health care professional for another reason
 
If you become sick, you must self-isolate from all other members of your household for 10 days from the beginning of symptoms or until you are feeling well, whichever takes longer.
 
How to self-isolate:
 
If you need to self-isolate, follow these guidelines:
  • stay home – do not attend work, school, social events or any other public gatherings
  • avoid close contact with other people – especially seniors and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems
  • don’t take public transportation like buses, taxis or ride sharing, where possible
  • watch for symptoms in yourself or a family member
If you have any symptoms, including a dry cough, fever, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion or a sore throat:
 
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all playgrounds are currently CLOSED to the public. We are unable to verify sanitation due to playground equipment not being frequently disinfected.
Continued use of playground equipment is in conflict with social distancing practices that are currently being recommended by the Province of Alberta and therefore considered unsafe for children and may result in further propagating the COVID-19 virus. Signage and temporary fencing will be installed.
Community members are still encouraged to get outside and be active, use nearby paths and greenspaces, but ensure you stay least two metres away from other people. If a path or greenspace is busy, please move to a different area. In an effort to maintain the cleanliness of our community, garbage bins will remain available. We encourage the public to use proper hand hygiene when touching these surfaces.
 
Pincher Creek Town Office is now closed to public walk-ins. Please call 403 627 3156, use the citizen request www.PincherCreek.ca/request or email reception@pinchercreek.ca
 
If you are concerned an establishment is not following the orders under the State of Public Health Emergency, such as:
  • business that has been ordered to close but remains open
  • a business operating above the 50-person capacity,
  • Individuals refusing to self-isolate while sick or returning from travel
 
You can submit a complaint to an AHS and a public health inspector will look into it.  Visit this site to submit a complaint: https://ephisahs.microsoftcrmportals.com/create-case/  

COVID-19 Update
March 23, 2020 10:00AM
 
Cases of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, have been identified in Alberta and the South Zone. Currently, at this point, there are no confirmed cases in Pincher Creek and area. PCREMO is monitoring the situation very closely.
 
For those who do not have access to the internet and social media, updates are available via telephone by calling 1 855 627 5365. Please share this phone number with anyone you may know that doesn't have access to the internet and social media. 
 
The most critical measures that Albertans can take to prevent respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, is to practice good hygiene and social distancing. This includes cleaning your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds, avoiding touching your face, coughing or sneezing into your elbow or sleeve, disposing of tissues appropriately, and staying home and away from others if you are sick. 
 
For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community, visit www.alberta.ca/COVID19 

COVID-19 Update
March 22, 2020
11:00 a.m.

Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PCREMO) continues monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.

For those who do not have access to the internet and social media updates are available via telephone by calling 1 855 627 5365.

Please continue to support your neighbours and our local business community.  

For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community, visit www.alberta.ca/COVID19



COVID-19 Update
March 21, 2020 16:30
 
As the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to increase, we would like to remind the community that practicing social distancing, and proper hand washing, can limit your exposure and slow the spread of COVID-19.
 
With the continued shortage of toilet paper, we also want to remind residents not to flush any wipes or paper towels. Industrial wastewater systems, as well as septic fields, are not equipped to handle this material as they do not break down, causing clogs in pipes and putting a strain on infrastructure.
 
PCREMO is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and offers the following information to community members:
 

  • All travelers returning from outside Canada after March 12 should self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. This includes all individuals who are returning from U.S. or international winter homes. 
  • For further travel-related advise or information on self-isolation, please refer to the Alberta Health Website: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-travel-advice.aspx
  • If you are self-isolating and require assistance such as delivery of pre-purchased groceries, call 1-855-627-5365 extension 2.
 
Pincher Creek Co-op and Walmart have worked extremely hard during this challenging time to keep as much of their shelves stocked as possible.  Be patient with staff and show your gratitude, we’re all in this together.   You can assist our grocery stores by complying with the product limits.  The grocery stores are confident supplies will be available if everybody does their part respect product restrictions
 
If you are concerned an establishment is not following the orders under the State of Public Health Emergency, such as:
 
  • Business that has been ordered to close but remains open
  • A business operating above the 50-person capacity,
  • Individuals refusing to self-isolate while sick or returning from travel you can submit a complaint to an AHS and a public health inspector will look into it.  Visit this site to submit a complaint: https://ephisahs.microsoftcrmportals.com/create-case/



COVID-19 Update
March 21, 2020 10:00
 
The health and safety of our community is the top priority as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.
 
Your mental health is equally as important as your physical well-being at any time, but even more so as we all navigate the COVID-19 outbreak.
 
Alberta Health Services has resources and services available to help you or someone you know. Remember, if you are struggling, you are not alone. There are supports in place to help you. Find out more at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/Page16759.aspx
 
Public health risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available. To reduce the spread of germs, including COVID-19, residents are reminded:
 

  • Wash hands often with soap and water and/or hand sanitizer
  • Cough or sneeze into their sleeve or elbow and encourage others to do the same
  • Avoid touching their face; and clean hands before touching eyes, nose or mouth
  • If you are ill, stay at home and keep yourself away from others
  • Continue the practice of social distancing
 
A full list of recommendations and information is available   https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16944.aspx
If you are concerned an establishment is not following the orders under the public health emergency, such as a business that has been ordered to close but remains open or a business operating above the 50-person capacity, you can submit a complaint to an AHS and a public health inspector will look into it.
 
Visit this site to submit a complaint: https://ephisahs.microsoftcrmportals.com/create-case/


COVID-19 Update
March 20, 2020
6:00 p.m.

Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PCREMO) continues monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your neighbours and our community need you to shop local! Please do your best to support our local businesses and shop here at home.  Businesses who are looking for support please go to www.pincherchamber.ca/covid-19

Social distancing involves taking steps to limit the number of people you come into close contact with. It can help you reduce the risk of getting sick.  This is not the same as self-isolation. You do not need to remain indoors, but you do need to avoid being in close contact with people.  For more information on social distancing please go here.

Self-isolation means avoiding situations where you could infect other people. If you have been advised to self isolate please adhere to these recommendations and find out more here.

If you are a snowbird returning to Pincher Creek it is very important you follow the below information. As a community we can assist in letting our snowbirds know this information by leaving notices at their doors.  A one-page Pincher Creek specific information sheet is available here .

For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community, visit www.alberta.ca/COVID19



March 20, 2020

11:30 a.m.

Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PCREMO) continues monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please be mindful of your neighbors, especially if they may not utilize social media and may not be receiving frequent updates. Call and ensure they are aware of the changes.

The Alberta Government has asked that pharmacies limit patients to a 30-day fill of their medication. This is to help combat any potential of drug shortages. Please work with our local pharmacies so that everyone in our community has access to their medication.

We would like to encourage our community to practice social distancing recommendations. Social distancing involves taking steps to limit the number of people you come into close contact with. It can help you reduce the risk of getting sick.

This is not the same as self-isolation. You do not need to remain indoors, but you do need to avoid being in close contact with people.
To protect yourself and others:
  • keep at least 6 feet (the length of a bicycle) from others when going out for groceries, medical trips and other essential needs
  • limit the number of times you leave your home for errands
  • try to shop at less busy times
  • have groceries or other items delivered if possible
  • go for a walk in your neighborhood or park while maintaining distance from others
  • follow Alberta’s recommendations on mass gatherings
  • wash or sanitize your hands after touching communal surfaces

For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community, visit www.alberta.ca/COVID19


COVID-19 Update
March 19, 2020 18:00

 
Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PCREMO) continues monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
COVID-19 statistic site is now reporting to by location.  In the South Region; there is 1 case in Lethbridge and 1 case Medicine Hat. 
https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-alberta-statistics.aspx
 
Our hospitals and health teams are busy, please consider not partaking in high risk activities that could put additional stress on services should an incident occur. Changes to hospital visitation was made today, for more info: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17001.aspx#hospital
 
As of this afternoon, the Public Works building for the MD is closed to visitors.
Please use online and phone services to contact your municipalities, we are encouraging residents not come to the office unless necessary.
 
Please be mindful of your neighbors, especially if they may not utilize social media and may not be receiving frequent updates. Call and ensure they are aware of the changes.
 
We care about our local businesses. To better understand the impact of COVID-19 to Pincher Creek businesses and organizations a survey has been created.  If you are business owner please follow this link: https://www.pincherchamber.ca/covid-survey   
 
All Albertans are encouraged to take personal steps to help prevent the spread. To protect yourself and others:
  • stay home and away from others if sick or in isolation
  • wash hands often, using soap and water for at least twenty seconds
  • cover coughs and sneezes
  • avoid touching face with unwashed hands
  • self-isolate for 14 days if returning from travel outside Canada or were exposed to COVID-19
  • Social distancing standards are that individuals maintain a spacing of 2 meters apart.
 
For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community, visit www.alberta.ca/COVID19


COVID-19 Update
March 19, 2020
13:00

 
Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PCREMO) continues monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Hospital Visitor Restrictions
 
Further steps to restrict visitors to hospitals, including the following:

  • Only one visitor per patient per day
  • All visitors will need to be completely symptom-free
  • Children will be restricted from visiting (exceptions will be reviewed and approved by unit manager or nursing staff)
  • Visitors cannot visit if they are on self-isolation for COVID-19 or because they are being tested for COVID-19
 
If a visitor tested positive for COVID-19, they should be isolating at home and cannot visit until they have clearance from medical officials.
 
All Albertans are encouraged to take personal steps to help prevent the spread. To protect yourself and others:
  • stay home and away from others if sick or in isolation
  • wash hands often, using soap and water for at least twenty seconds
  • cover coughs and sneezes
  • avoid touching face with unwashed hands
  • self-isolate for 14 days if returning from travel outside Canada or were exposed to COVID-19
  • Social distancing standards are that individuals maintain a spacing of 2 meters apart.
 
More info on hospital visitation here: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17001.aspx#hospital
 
For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community, visit www.alberta.ca/COVID19

March 18, 2020
5:30 p.m.


Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PCREMO) continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation.  It is extremely important to follow the guidelines put forward by Alberta Health Services, the Province of Alberta and the Government of Canada.
 
Our local businesses are very important to our community, business support is available locally from the Pincher Creek & District Chamber of Commerce, please go to https://www.pincherchamber.ca/covid-19  
 
The Associate Medical Clinic has put in place additional precautions to reduce the risk of our health care team in Pincher Creek.  If you have a medical appointment or need to visit the clinic, please contact the associate clinic to review the new protocols.

All Albertans are encouraged to take personal steps to help prevent the spread. To protect yourself and others:
  • stay home and away from others if sick or in isolation
  • wash hands often, using soap and water for at least twenty seconds
  • cover coughs and sneezes
  • avoid touching face with unwashed hands
  • self-isolate for 14 days if returning from travel outside Canada or were exposed to COVID-19
Please do your part to keep our community and your business safe by following these guidelines from the Government of Canada:
  • Social distancing standards are that individuals maintain a spacing of 2 meters apart.
  • Businesses with staff lunchrooms, boardrooms, etc. need to adhere to social distancing.
  • Offices should have employees work from home whenever possible.
Town, Village and MD Administration Offices remain open at this time, we continue to encourage people to conduct municipal business over the phone, or via email.
 
Please continue to stay informed using the www.alberta.ca/covid19



March 18, 2020

9:30 a.m. - Video Update from Town of Pincher Creek Mayor Don Anderberg, MD of Pincher Creek Reeve Brian Hammond and Village of Cowley Mayor Warren Mickles. 





VERBAL VIDEO UPDATE (Spoken words in the above video)  

Good morning,

I am Don Anderberg, the Mayor of the Town of Pincher Creek and with me today is Reeve Brian Hammond from the MD of Pincher Creek and Mayor Warren Mickle from the Village of Cowley.   
Firstly, the health and wellness of our communities is of utmost importance and we want to reassure our residents that we are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic carefully.

Our three communities have an emergency management agency, Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization or PC REMO that was created for emergency such as this.   PC REMO has been activated and are monitoring the situation very closely.   To our knowledge, there are no cases of COVID-19 in our communities.

We want to encourage residents to stay informed and adhere to the recommendations of the Provincial Government.  If you are feeling ill or have potentially been exposed to COVID-19 please stay home and use the self-assessment tool available online or call 811.

The Associate medical clinic has put in place additional precautions to keep our health team safe.  If you have a medical appointment or need to visit the clinic please contact the associate clinic to review the new protocols.

We would like to encourage residents to purchase groceries as you would normally.  Panic purchasing has created some supply issues in our community.  A recommendation has been sent to all food retailers in our communities to put limitations on essential groceries.   We are asking our community to respect the limits put in place by each retailers.  We have been advised that there are no current supply shortage however delivery to our community may been delayed. 

Delivery options are available through multiple agencies in the community.  Abundant Springs Community Church is offering free grocery delivery for senior citizens or those who are self-isolating -  Call or text 403-627-3653 and leave a message and they will arrange to do your shopping and deliver your groceries to your door.  Additional resources are available on municipal websites.

Each of our municipalities have taken steps to keep our teams safe.  A business continuity plan has been prepared to ensure that essential municipal services will continue to be provided to residents should our situation change.  We are all striving to maintain service levels.  We would like to encourage residents to use our phone and online services when available and limit coming to the Town and MD Offices.  All town-owned recreation facilities have been closed to the public until further notice.

Our economy and business community is being affected by this pandemic.  We have been advised that there will be some announcements on business resources today and will do our best to keep the business community apprised of updates.   Many businesses have been affected by Provincial restrictions, please assist businesses by adhering to the regulations that have been put in place.  We care about our business community, please continue to support and shop local! 

Please be a good neighbour.  We want to encourage our community to come together in this time of uncertainty.  Talk to your neighbours, lend a hand when needed and when you are at the grocery store purchase what is needed for you and your family and leave enough for your fellow community members.

Updates will continue to be placed on the Town and MD websites, on and the Town and MD Facebook pages.  Please stay informed using alberta.ca/covid19.
Thank you for being part of the community and being considerate to one another while we all strive to keep our community healthy.

March 18, 2020 Pincher Creek

Seldom if ever, have most of us found ourselves in a more difficult situation than we now face, as a community, a province and a country.

How we are able to deal with it has to do with members of a community depending on each other in a difficult time to follow recommended practices and behaviors for the mutual benefit of the entire community.

It is about each of us trusting each other to do what is in everyone’s best interest as much as it is our own.  It is about knowing that that will ultimately benefit us all.

It is about recognizing that though there be difficult times ahead we will survive and we will return to a way of life that we are both proud of and glad for.

It is about respecting the needs of other as we believe they would ours.
Stay resolute and remember the treasures you already possess, those that you love and the values we hold dear and that sustain us.

Reeve Brian Hammond
MD of Pincher Creek



March 17, 2020
3:11 pm
 

The MD of Pincher Creek, Town of Pincher Creek and Village of Cowley are taking additional actions following the elevated provincial response to the COVID-19 situation.
 
The municipalities’ joint emergency management agency – the Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PCREMO) has activated the Regional Emergency Management Plan.   There has been a partial activation of the Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC). This allows our senior staff to meet regularly to implement strategies to protect and support our residents, staff, and to support Alberta Health through this incident. The ECC activation also allows for greater coordination between agencies and organizations in our community and puts dedicated staff in place to help plan and implement strategies on a larger scale.
 
It should be noted that the risk in Pincher Creek and area is low at this time, but this action is being taken to ensure we are prepared in the event additional steps need to be taken.
 
Information Officers are in contact with Alberta Health and urge residents to continue to receive health information from reliable sources including the Provincial website set up with the latest information on COVID-19, signs and symptoms, and special precautions people should be taking to help stop the spread of the virus. www.alberta.ca/covid.
 
Town, Village and MD Administration Offices remain open at this time but encourage people to do any municipal business over the phone, or email. And please, for the safety of our staff, if you are feeling unwell, do not come into our offices. 
 
A reminder that, until further notice, the Town of Pincher Creek has enacted the following closures/cancellations:
  
Multi-Purpose Facility (MPF): 
  • Consistent Fitness 
  • Ice Skating Arena 
  • Huddlestun Seniors Centre 
  • Pincher Creek & District Library 
  • Swimming Pool
Town Gym
 
Community Recreation Centre (CRC): 
  • Chinook Lanes Bowling Alley 
  • Joe’s Weight & Fitness 
  • Pincher Creek Golf Course Squash Courts
As the situation is evolving, there may be changes/additions to the above list as updated information becomes available.



March 17, 2020
1:30 p.m.

The Town of Pincher Creek in partnership with Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PC REMO) continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation.

The following facilities are closed to the public:
Multi-Purpose Facility (MPF):
Consistent Fitness
Ice Skating Arena
Huddlestun Seniors Centre
Pincher Creek & District Library
Swimming Pool

Community Recreation Centre (CRC):
Chinook Lanes Bowling Alley
Joe’s Weight & Fitness
Pincher Creek Golf Course
Squash Courts

Town Gym, 962 St. John Ave

We encourage residents to use the drop box at the front door for payments and letter drop off.  Please use the phone and online services as much as possible to contact the Town Office.  Requests can be submitted online using www.pinchercreek.ca/request


A business continuity plan has been prepared to ensure that essential municipal services will continue to
be provided to residents should our situation change.
Please continue to stay informed  www.alberta.ca/covid19
 


5:00 p.m.
March 16, 2020

This afternoon, Council for the Town of Pincher Creek at a special Council meeting directed the closure of all Town-owned Recreation facilities until further notice.  

The following facilities will be closed to the public:
Multi-Purpose Facility (MPF):
Consistent Fitness
Ice Skating Arena
Huddlestun Seniors Centre
Pincher Creek & District Library
Swimming Pool

Community Recreation Centre (CRC):
Chinook Lanes Bowling Alley
Joe’s Weight & Fitness
Pincher Creek Golf Course
Squash Courts


The invitation for residents to attend the Community Information Night scheduled for March 26 has been postponed. The Volunteer Appreciation Lunch, scheduled for April 22, will be postponed until further notice.

Town Council in partnership with Town Administration, Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PC REMO) and Alberta Health Services are closely monitoring the situation. 

A business continuity plan has been prepared to ensure that essential services will continue to be provided to residents should our situation change.
Please continue to stay informed  www.alberta.ca/covid19


4:30 p.m. 
Local Supports information updated here. 




March 16, 2020
12:30 p.m.


The Town of Pincher Creek Mayor and Council will be meeting this afternoon and an update will be provided after the meeting.
We want to remind residents to follow all recommendations by the Province of Alberta and stay home if you are feeling ill or have travelled outside the country.  Please use the self assessment tool available online and Health Link 811.

The Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organization (PC REMO) is monitoring the situation and will be holding a planning meeting via conference call tomorrow.
We would like to encourage residents to use our online and phone services instead of coming into the Town Office.  If you need to drop off a payment, please use the drop-box at the Town Office front door.  Permits can be completed via email.    If you have a request please use www.PincherCreek.ca/request
A business continuity plan has been prepared to ensure that essential services will continue to be provided should our situation change.

Please continue to stay informed www.alberta.ca/covid19



March 12, 2020
Re: COVID-19

The Town of Pincher Creek recognizes the need to know and participate with the informational support of Public Health Officials.   We also recognize the need to continue to provide essential services to the Town of Pincher Creek if COVID-19 was to affect our community and our team.   The current risk level in Alberta is low.
We have implemented the following precautions:
  • Notice to team members with reminders on good personal habits and creating a household plan
  • Set up the ability to work from isolation for some team members, as required
  • Increased the presence of hand sanitization and personal hygiene reminders 
Our senior management team is aware of potential risks and will continue to monitor and be involved in essential webinars and conversation regarding COVID-19.   


Businesses are encouraged to use the resources on the Pincher Creek & District Chamber of Commerce website to create a plan for your business and your team.
Stockpiling of goods is not recommended at this time. While it’s always best practice to have three days’ worth of supplies on-hand, we are not recommending the purchase food or other materials in bulk.
If you have symptoms and recently travelled outside Canada or were exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home and call Health Link 811 for instructions. Do not go to the Emergency room or Associate Clinic. If you need immediate medical attention, call 911 and inform them that you may have COVID-19.
 
 



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Town Office is closed to public walk-ins
March 30, 2020
The Town Office is closed to public walk-ins, additional Town facilities have modified operations to limit public contact and minimize the risk of the transmission of COVID-19.
Social Services Support Fund
March 27, 2020
The Alberta Government is providing $30 million to municipalities, charitable and non-profit organizations to provide help to individuals, seniors, families and other vulnerable Albertans who are isolated or impacted by measures to contain COVID- 19.
 
Through grants from their local Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) in Edmonton and Calgary, and from Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA) representing the remainder of the province, funding will be distributed to civil society organizations.
Flush the 3 Ps
March 25, 2020
Remember to only flush the three Ps: 
  • Paper (Toilet Paper)
  • Poo
  • Pee!
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