Welcome to Shootin' the Breeze!
Our publication celebrates the diverse and exciting people, places and events found alongside the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Alberta.
The name "Shootin' the Breeze" is an indication of the neighbourly and positive writing style found in our publication and on our website.
Website features include an interactive version of the weekly paper, a current events blog with area news, photos and commentary, a regional business directory, an events calendar, and information about our parent company, Mountainside Printing.
The weekly print edition is found in the following communities: Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass, Waterton Lakes National Park, Beaver Mines, Bellevue, Blairmore, Brocket, Castle Mountain, Coleman, Cowley, Frank, Hillcrest, Lundbreck and Twin Butte.
The print edition is free and is distributed through a variety of businesses such as grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, libraries, recreational facilities, tourist information centres, professional office waiting rooms, and a multitude of retail locations.
The content of the publication is positive in nature, focussing on stories about individuals and groups, events, and attractions that are relevant in our coverage area.
The online blog to the right provides a place to share information passed on through press releases and messages from our readers mixed in with individual stories from the print edition. This is a great place to share sports scores and short notices and we welcome submissions.
We believe our readers know best the kind of articles they would like to see in our publication, and welcome submissions of stories and photos along with ideas about a neighbour who deserves recognition.
The paper is posted online in an easy to read format each week, and an archive of previous issues is available.
The online version is interactive, meaning that live links are available for email and website addresses directly from the advertisements and stories.
The online version also has additional pages not available in the print edition – such as additional photos and information relevant to stories in the print edition and syndicated material.
Take a look at the current issue by clicking on the icon above.
For our advertisers, Shootin' the Breeze provides widespread coverage through one publication. One of our best features is the quality of colour produced by our digital press. The quality of the production is consistent, and the brand of your business is effective when the colours are true.
Mountainside Printing is our parent company, and we're pleased to be able to create everything from business cards to personal calendars and photo reproductions to magazines from our shop located in Pincher Creek.
As a locally owned business we care about our community and the area surrounding us.
We're proud that all aspects of creating and printing Shootin' the Breeze and our commercial printing operation, Mountainside Printing, are achieved locally.
Let's shoot the breeze!
Advertising with Shootin' the Breeze
Advertising is a significant investment made in the future of any business, so it's important for your advertising dollars to make sense.
At Shootin' the Breeze, our goal is to provide advertisers with maximum exposure of their products and services at a reasonable price.
We are achieving this goal in a variety of ways:
* With one paid ad your product or service receives broad coverage throughout southwestern Alberta
* There is no charge to design your ad
* Colour rates are affordable for every size of ad in Shootin' the Breeze
* Discounts are offered for term bookings of 4, 8, 12, 26 or 52 weeks
* All Shootin' the Breeze ads appear both in our print and online editions
* The expanded online edition of the weekly paper draws readers to the website creating increased visibility for all advertisers
* Print copies of Shootin' the Breeze are strategically placed in high traffic areas such as grocery stores, restaurants, drugstores, professional offices, gas stations, libraries and other retail locations – the paper is read by locals and tourists alike
* Online ads include interactive links allowing readers to go to your website or send you an e-mail inquiry with the click of a mouse
* We want you to succeed, and are available to help you create an advertising campaign that best suits your needs and budget
* We offer online only advertising options, an online business directory, an event calendar, and online coupons for a variety of means to reach our readers
* Specials are offered on a regular basis
Click the "Advertising" link in the menu to the left for advertising options and details.
Advertising deadline is 4 p.m. on the Thursday prior to publication.
When there is a Monday holiday, the deadline is moved up to 4 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to publication.
Prices do not include GST/HST.
Payment is due at the time an ad is booked and can be made by cash, cheque, Visa or Mastercard.
Bookings of 26 weeks may be paid in three instalments (at booking, and in two month intervals), and bookings of 52 weeks may be paid in four instalments (at booking, and in three month intervals). Payment for instalments is made by post-dated cheques or pre-authorized credit card charges due at the point of booking.
Jessica Jensen – Pincher Creek and communities north to Nanton on Hwy 2, south to Waterton, east to Lethbridge and west to Lundbreck. This includes small towns within this general area.
Kylee Warkus-Forget – Crowsnest Pass north to Calgary on Hwy 22, and west to Fernie. This includes small towns within this general area.
You can also visit our office at 697 Main Street in Pincher Creek.
Mountainside Printing is the printer of “Shootin’ the Breeze” and operates as a full service print shop.
Centrally located in Pincher Creek, we are pleased to provide commercial and personal printing and many other services.
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Office location 697 Main Street, Pincher Creek.