SEPTEMBER 2012: New principals in command at multiple Stettler schools

Veronica Pinkoski has taken over as the new principal at Christ-King Catholic School in Stettler.

  • Jan. 2, 2013 3:00 p.m.

Veronica Pinkoski has taken over as the new principal at Christ-King Catholic School in Stettler. She continues her job as principal of Mother Teresa Catholic School in Halkirk.

Both schools are part of the East Central Catholic Separate Schools Regional Division.

Denise Campbell was appointed the new principal of Stettler Elementary School, a part of the Clearview School Division.

Tim Croker of Stettler was named the principal of all eight Hutterite Colony schools in the division.


Allan Johnston of Big Valley received a prestigious Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for his volunteer contributions in leading the preservation of the heritage of the Big Valley community.

Johnston received the award from Alberta Lt.-Gov. Donald Ethell on behalf of Gov. Gen. David Johnston.


Cameron Russell had an eye on Stettler even before he became the new Stettler RCMP corporal this summer. Russell succeeded Terry Best, who retired the winter before after about 20 years with the Stettler RCMP detachment.


Stettler is among 64 communities in Alberta awarded $5,000 each to host free events for the fifth annual Alberta Culture Days in late September. The local organizers are the Stettler Regional Board of Trade and Community Development.


Reputable Pheasantback Golf and Country Club, north of Stettler, was shut down after financial difficulty drove it into receivership.

Opened in 1995, the facility was ranked among the top-10 courses in Alberta and top-100 in Canada.


Former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed died at 84, just months after one survey ranked him as the best Canadian premier all-time. He served as premier from 1971 to 1985.


The Halkirk wind project, with 83 turbines going up between Halkirk and Castor, was celebrated as more than 1,200 people signed a blade at the Halkirk rodeo grounds. Capital Power Corporation says that when the project is completed, it will become Alberta’s biggest wind farm.


Landon Catt, 35, of Stettler has battled back from a dirt-biking crash in July 2011 that left him a quadriplegic. Catt has earned the Glen Rose Award of Courage for demonstrating “extraordinary courage during the rehabilitation process.”