PRESS RELEASE: October 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The Municipality has cancelled its State of Local Emergency at 7:00 pm on October 19, 2017 as the following objectives have been met:

  • The fire is considered held
  • Evacuation orders have been rescinded and evacuees have been returned to their homes
  • Highway 3 has been reopened
  • Power has been restored

The Municipality, Mayor and Council wishes to sincerely thank all firefighters, residents, staff, community partners, outside agencies, local businesses and volunteers for all the support and assistance during this event.  It was truly a community wide effort and we are truly appreciative for all the support that was provided during this trying event.

PRESS RELEASE: October 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm

The Municipality declared a State of Local Emergency on 5:43 pm on October 17, 2017.  The fire situation in the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass has improved to the point that all evacuation orders have been rescinded as of 9:30 am this morning, and re-entry for evacuees has been completed.   As a result of these changes, the Reception Center at the Vertical Church has now been closed.  Although the fire is considered held, the Municipality remains under a State of Local Emergency at this time.

PRESS RELEASE: October 19, 2017 at 10:00 am

The Municipality declared a State of Local Emergency on 5:43 pm on October 17, 2017 due to a wildfire located in between the Sentinel Industrial Park and Coleman.  At this time, residents are advised:

  • Rain overnight was helpful for the wildfire conditions, and the fire is now classified as being held but the public is asked to avoid non-essential travel to the wildfire site to allow crews to continue to action the fire.
  • All evacuation orders have been rescinded as of 9:30 am on October 19, 2017, residents must stop at the Municipal Office at 8502 19 Avenue for an Information Package and Permit which will be necessary to regain entry.
  • The evacuation alert for Coleman has also been rescinded.
  • The Municipality remains under a State of Local Emergency at this time.
  • Municipal Office will remain closed for regular business, but is open for evacuees to obtain Information Packages. Gymnastics at Albert Stella will be going ahead today as well as Open gym at MDM and the Complex will have regular programs.  The Skateboard Park will be closed today.  

PRESS RELEASE: October 19, 2017 9:30 AM RE-ENTRY NOTICE

Due to changing conditions that have reduced the potential risks to evacuees, the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass is rescinding the evacuation order for McLaren Ridge, Carbondale Trailer Court, McGillivray Road/63 Street as well as the evacuation alert for the rest of Coleman as of 9:30 am on October 19, 2017.  The Willow Drive evacuation order was rescinded at 3:45 PM on October 18, 2017. 

All evacuees must visit the Municipal Office at 8502 19 Avenue in Coleman to obtain a Re-Entry Information Package and Permit prior to entry being granted.

If you have any questions, please call the Municipal Office at (403) 562-8833.

EVACUATION UPDATE PRESS RELEASE: October 18, 2017 at 9:00 pm

EVACUATION UPDATE PRESS RELEASE: October 18, 2017 at 9:00 pm

 

The Municipality had declared a State of Local Emergency on 5:43 pm on October 17, 2017 due to a wildfire located in between the Sentinel Industrial Park and Coleman.  At this time residents are advised:

  • Willow Drive was cleared for re-entry at 3:45 pm as the fire was considered held in that area. Re-entry has been completed at this time.
  • Due to the wildfire conditions and public safety concerns the other evacuations at McLaren Ridge, Carbondale Trailer Court, McGillivray Road/63 Street will not be cleared for re-entry tonight. Between 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 15 minute escorted entry for medication retrieval, pet retrieval and livestock feeding were being issued.  No additional permits will be issued this evening.
  • Additional entry will be permitted tomorrow, if fire conditions allow
  • A Reception Centre is open at the Vertical Church in Pincher Creek which is located at 1200 Ken Thorton Blvd. Evacuated residents are asked to please register with the Church by phoning 403-904-0021.


The Municipality will continue to keep residents updated as the situation develops.

EVACUATION UPDATE PRESS RELEASE: October 18, 2017 at 5:45 pm

The Municipality has declared a State of Local Emergency on 5:43 pm on October 17, 2017 due to a wildfire located in between the Sentinel Industrial Park and Coleman.  At this time residents are advised:

 

  • Willow Drive has been cleared for re-entry at 3:45 pm as the fire is considered held in this area, residents must stop at the Municipal Office at 8502 19 Avenue for an Information Package which will be necessary to regain entry. The office will remain open until 830 pm tonight,
  • Due to the wildfire conditions and public safety concerns the other evacuations at McLaren Ridge, Carbondale Trailer Court, McGillivray Road/63 Street will not be cleared re-entry tonight, however, we will be allowing 15 minute escorted entry for medication retrieval, pet retrieval and livestock feeding.
  • Residents seeking re-entry into evacuated areas must go to the Municipal office between 5:30 and 8:30 pm to obtain a permit. The permit must be presented at the Road Blocks located at:  
    • West end of Carbondale Trailer
    • West access to McGillvray on Hwy 3
    • Hwy 3 access for McLaren Estates (South side of Highway 3)
    • Select properties north of Highway 3 (Dudys’ / Bohomlics)
  • Additional entry will be permitted tomorrow, if fire conditions allow
  • A Reception Centre is open at the Vertical Church in Pincher Creek which is located at 1200 Ken Thorton Blvd. Evacuated residents are asked to please register with the Church by phoning 403-904-0021.


The Municipality will continue to keep residents updated as the situation develops.

PRESS RELEASE: OCTOBER 18, 2017 3:45 PM RE-ENTRY NOTICE

Due to changing conditions that have reduced the potential risks to evacuees, the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass is rescinding the evacuation order for Willow Drive only as of 3:45 PM on October 18, 2017. Please note that while the evacuation order has been rescinded, the State of Local Emergency remains in effect.  The other evacuations at McLaren Ridge, Carbondale Trailer Court, McGillivray Road/63 Street are still in effect due to wildfire conditions and public safety concerns.  

 

Willow Drive evacuees must visit the Municipal Office at 8502 19 Avenue in Coleman to obtain a Re-Entry Information Package. Those returning will be required to sign in at the Municipal Office prior to entry being granted at the Willow Drive Road Block.

 

If you have any questions, please call the Municipal Office at (403) 562-8833.

PRESS RELEASE: October 18, 2017 at 1:30pm

The Municipality has declared a State of Local Emergency on 5:43 pm on October 17, 2017 due to a wildfire located in between the Sentinel Industrial Park and Coleman.  At this time residents are advised:

Highway Update

  • Highway 3 has been reopened as of 1:30 pm, traffic will be slow as vehicles make their way through, please limit non-essential travel to allow the backlog to clear.

Wildfire Update

  • The fire is still active.
  • No homes have been confirmed impacted by the wildfire at this time.

Evacuation Update

  • Evacuations remain the same as yesterday at 6:30 pm and are Willow Drive, McLaren Ridge, Carbondale Trailer Court, MacGillivary Road/63 Street.
  • The remainder of Coleman remains on evacuation notice until the fire is determined to be held.
  • A Reception Centre is open at the Vertical Church in Pincher Creek which is located at 1200 Ken Thorton Blvd. Evacuated residents are asked to please register with the Church by phoning 403-904-0021.

Power Outage

  • Power has been restored to the majority of the community including Coleman and Blairmore, there are still some isolated customers as well as the evacuated areas that remain off.


The Municipality will continue to keep residents updated as the situation develops.

 

PRESS RELEASE: October 18, 2017 at 11 am

The Municipality has declared a State of Local Emergency on 5:43 pm on October 17, 2017 due to a wildfire located in between the Sentinel Industrial Park and Coleman.  At this time residents are advised:

  •  Highway 3 westbound remains closed between Flummerfelt Park and the lakes in Coleman. We are working with our Emergency Partners to assess the wildfire threat adjacent to the highway.  We do not have an estimated time that it will be open at this time.   
  • The fire is still active
  • No homes have been impacted by the wildfire at this time
  • Evacuations remain the same as yesterday at 6:30 pm and are Willow Drive, McLaren Ridge, Carbondale Trailer Court, MacGillivary Flats. There is no estimated time of re-entry at this time.
  • The remainder of Coleman remains on evacuation notice until the fire is determined to be held.
  • Power has been restored to the majority of the community including Coleman and Blairmore, there are still some isolated customers as well as the evacuated areas that remain off.
  • All Municipal facilities remain closed for regular operations.
  • A Reception Centre is open at the Vertical Church in Pincher Creek which is located at 1200 Ken Thorton Blvd. Evacuated residents are asked to please register with the Church by phoning 403-904-0021.


The Municipality will continue to keep residents updated as the situation develops.

PRESS RELEASE: October 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

The Municipality has declared a State of Local Emergency on 5:43 pm on October 17, 2017 due to a wildfire located in between the Sentinel Industrial Park and Coleman.  At this time residents are advised:

  •  Highway 3 westbound remains closed between Flummerfelt Park and the lakes in Coleman. We do not have an estimated time that it will be open at this time.   
  • The fire is still active
  • Incident Command has been set up at the scene. Multiple resources and partners have been deployed to the scene.   
  • Evacuations remain the same as yesterday at 6:30 pm and are Willow Drive, McLaren Ridge, Carbondale Trailer Court, MacGillivary Flats. There is no estimated time of re-entry at this time.
  • There are still widespread power outages throughout the community, the most current information on the outage will be available on the Fortis outage map at: https://service.fortisalberta.com/
  • All schools in the Crowsnest Pass are closed today.
  • Due to the power outages, Municipal facilities are closed.

 A Reception Centre is being opened at the Vertical Church in Pincher Creek which is located at 1200 Ken Thorton Blvd. Evacuated residents are asked to please register with Church by phoning 403-904-0021. This is the only reception Centre open for this event.


The Municipality will continue to keep residents updated as the situation develops

PRESS RELEASE: October 18, 2017 at 12:05 am

PRESS RELEASE: October 18, 2017 at 12:05 am


The Municipality has declared a State of Local Emergency on 5:43 pm on October 17, 2017 due to a wildfire located in between the Sentinel Industrial Park and Coleman.

 

  • Highway 3 westbound remains closed at Flummerfelt Park in Coleman.
  • The fire is still classified as out of control
  • Incident Command has been set up at the scene. Multiple resources and partners have been deployed to the scene
  • Willow Drive, McLaren Ridge, Carbondale Trailer Court, MacGillivary flats have been evacuated.
  • There are still widespread power outages throughout the community.
  • All schools in the Crowsnest Pass will be closed tomorrow.

 

A Reception Centre is being opened at the Vertical Church in Pincher Creek which is located at 1200 Ken Thorton Blvd. Evacuated residents are asked to please register with Church by phoning 403-904-0021. This is the only reception Centre open for this event


The Municipality will continue to keep residents updated as the situation develops.

PRESS RELEASE: October 17, 2017 at 9:00 pm

The Municipality has declared a State of Local Emergency on 5:43 pm on October 17, 2017 due to a wildfire located in between the Sentinel Industrial Park and Coleman.  At this time, residents are advised that there are no further evacuations since the 6:30 pm update.  The only evacuated areas are Willow Drive, McLaren Ridge, Carbondale Trailer Court and MacGillivary Flats.   If any new evacuation orders are issued, Emergency Personnel will go door to door to alert affected residents. 

At this time, Highway 3 westbound remains closed at Flummerfelt Park in Coleman.

A Reception Centre is open at the Vertical Church in Pincher Creek which is located at 1200 Ken Thorton Blvd. Evacuated residents are asked to please register with the Church by phoning 403-904-0021.  This is the only reception Centre open for this event.

The Municipality will continue to keep residents updated as the situation develops.

PRESS RELEASE: October 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm

The Municipality has declared a State of Local Emergency on 5:43 pm on October 17, 2017 due to a wildfire located in between the Sentinel Industrial Park and Coleman.  At this time residents are advised that:

Highway 3 westbound is currently closed at Coleman.

  • The fire is currently classified as out of control.
  • Multiple resources and partners including air operations have been deployed to the scene.
  • Willow Drive, McLaren Ridge, Carbondale Trailer Court, MacGillivary have been evacuated.
  • There are still widespread power outages throughout the community.

A Reception Centre is being opened at the Vertical Church in Pincher Creek which is located at 1200 Ken Thorton Blvd. Evacuated residents are asked to please register with Church by phoning 403-627-9457.

The Municipality will continue to keep residents updated as the situation develops.

PRESS RELEASE: October 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm

The Municipality has declared a State of Local Emergency on 5:43 pm on October 17, 2017 due to a wildfire located in between the Sentinel Industrial Park and Coleman.

The fire is currently classified as out of control and Willow Drive, McLaren Ridge, and Carbondale Trailer Court have already been evacuated. MacGillivray is currently being evacuated.

A Reception Centre is being opened at the Vertical Church in Pincher Creek which is located at 1200 Ken Thorton Blvd. Evacuated residents are asked to please register with Church by phoning 403-627-9457.


The Municipality will continue to keep residents updated as the situation develops.

Press Release – 2017 Official Candidates – Office of Councillor

2017 Official Candidates – Office of Councillor

Anctil, Marlene

Filipuzzi, Dave

Glavin, Doreen

Lundy, Gord O.

McCallum, Leslie Edith

Sygutek, Lisa

Ward, Dean

 

Voters will elect six (6) Councillors in the 2017 Municipal Election.  Please visit https://www.crowsnestpass.com/municipal-government/municipal-administration/municipal-election for polling station locations and Institutional Vote details.

 

Election Day is Monday, October 16, 2017 from 10:00am to 8:00pm. 

Advanced Poll is Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 10:00am to 8:00pm.

 

Blair Painter was elected by acclamation to the Office of the Mayor on September 18, 2017.

 

Election for Board of Trustees

In partnership with Livingstone Range School Division 68, the Municipality is conducting an Election for Board of Trustees.  Please visit http://lrsd.ca/ for the Official list of Candidates.

Press Release – Election Results & Nominations

September 18, 2017 - For Immediate Release – At the close of Nomination Day, the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass was in receipt of one Mayor nomination.  Therefore, Blair Painter has been elected by acclamation to the Office of Mayor.

Due to insufficient nominations received for the Office of Councillor, the Returning Officer will be accepting nominations for the Office of Councillor between 10:00am and 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Office located at 8502 – 19 Avenue, Coleman.

If at 12:00 noon on September 19, 2017 we are in receipt of more than six (6) total nominations for the Office of Councillor, Election Day will run as scheduled.  If we receive exactly six (6) nominations for the Office of Councillor, the nominees will be elected by acclamation to the Office of Councillor.  If we receive less than six (6) nominations by 12:00 noon on September 19, the Returning Officer will continue to accept nominations on September 20.