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infant girl in blue pajamas with white flowers and a yellow bow on her head, looks up at her parents, a woman with long dark hair and a man in a black ball cap.

Jan. 25, 2023

The beauty of local obstetrical care

Halen Benson’s parents are grateful for the level of maternity care currently available in Pincher Creek. See related articles in this issue.

 

Front page of Shootin the Breeze featuring two young women wearing mermaid fins pose in the empty hot tub at the Pincher Creek pool during shutdown

Jan. 18, 2023

Waiting for the waves

Lifeguards Kiana Neumann, left, and Jessie Shenton take a break from their work at the Pincher Creek pool to have a little fun in the empty hot tub. The pool is scheduled to reopen next Monday. 

 

Front page of Jan. 11/23 Shootin' the Breeze – Child-care worker, a dark-haired woman wearing glasses and a blue shirt, talks to three preschoolers

Jan. 11, 2023

Child-care crunch looms amid staffing shortage

About 100 children are waiting for spots in Pincher Creek early learning centres, which are running at only 60% capacity.

 

Young woman with brown hair and beige shirt dumps entry slips over another young woman with a wide smile wearing a colourful striped shirt, who sits on the floor in a pile of draw slips.

Dec. 21, 2022

Breaking news – we have winners!

Shootin’ the Breeze’s Shop Local for Christmas promotion has wrapped up, with winners of nearly $4,000 in prizes announced in this issue!

 

Two young hockey players battle for the puck

Dec. 14, 2022

Crowsnest Pass U13 Thunder host tourney

Thunder player Jameson Patrick, left, battles an Okotoks Goats forward for the puck in the first game of a weekend tournament.

 

Santa greeting young child

Dec. 7, 2022

A first Christmas

Holiday cheer was in the air at Heritage Acres Farm Museum, which played host to Breakfast With Santa on Saturday. The event featured snowshoeing, arts and crafts, festive music and, of course, Santa Claus. For some, it was their first time meeting Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick.  

 

Smiling woman wearing an elf costume poses with four children who are looking over Christmas gifts

Nov. 30, 2022

Many hands make light work

Remi and Presley Neufeld, and Violet and Rex Thompson got a hand from one of Santa’s elves at the Pincher Creek Legion.

 

Twin boy toddlers with red hair and blue eyes laugh as they ride on wooden rocking horses

Nov. 23, 2022

Rockin’ into Christmas

Two-year-old twins Cayd and Coy Nelson have a rockin’ time Saturday at A Country Christmas Artisan Market at Pincher Creek Community Hall.

Woman wearing Legion shirt ladles chili into a bowl

Nov. 16, 2022

Chili warms hearts at Legion lunch

Linda Verleun, Pincher Creek Legion volunteer and Women’s Auxiliary member, serves up delicious chili at Friday’s Remembrance Day lunch. Gathering at the Legion following the annual Nov. 11 service is a long-standing tradition in the community. 

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