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Piikani Nation elders Peter Strikes with a gun, in regalia, and Jeannie Provost at Piikani Nation Secondary School feather blessing ceremony

Shootin’ the Breeze – June 12, 2024

This week’s headlines:

Pincher Creek funds community recreation facilities

Pincher Creek council passes two new bylaws

Pride flag at Pincher Creek library targeted for second year

New Crowsnest Pass bylaw stirs controversy, residents raise concerns for freedom of speech

Heritage Acres Victory Garden grows hope for another year

Health Canada ends Paxlovid coverage, Albertans to pay over $1,400 per treatment

Athletes place well at trace and field zones

Registering personal and business security cameras could assist RCMP with criminal investigations

Young ranchers show great work at achievement day

Timber Trails members impress judge

Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village seeks community support to preserve Pincher Creek’s firefighting history

Ranchers left their mark with hard work and perseverance

Farmers market set to return with local delights

Plus the best local options for Father’s Day shopping and events, community notices, job opportunities, service directory, obituary for Henry Doell, Coffee Break puzzles and general information for Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass and Piikani Nation.

Shootin’ the Breeze – September 13, 2023

The joy of literacy

Const. William Feran of Pincher Creek RCMP stopped by Canyon Elementary School last Friday to read Dolphin SOS to Grade 4 students. Const. Feran and several other volunteers read to children as part of the school’s International Literacy Day celebrations, reminding students of the importance of literacy.


Blonde woman smiling and singing while playing guitar on the front page of Shootin' the Breeze Newspaper

Shootin’ the Breeze – September 6, 2023

Local market wrapping up season

Linda Davies, manager of Pincher Creek Farmers Market, was also the entertainment Aug. 23 for the weekly event at Cenotaph Park. The final farmers market of the year is this Wednesday, Sept. 6.


Farmers market offers treasure trove of summer goodies

Shoppers braved the blustery weather and intermittent showers, and stayed well into the evening. They gathered around picnic tables to listen to music and catch up with friends and relatives.

The market featured an eclectic array of items including jewelry, art, sustainable skincare products and prepared foods.

Rustic hand-woven art pieces, macrame plant hangers and pillowcases made from recycled fabric waved gently in the breeze as they hung from racks bordering the street. Handmade candles and dishcloths were tied with twine and sold in bundles. Candles, food wrappers and soap made from beeswax were transported all the way from Lethbridge.


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Spring vegetables like lettuce, radishes, chives and carrots were sold alongside homemade bread and sausage, and farm eggs. Tables and food trucks were loaded with baked goods and sweets, including Rice Krispies squares, bumbleberry pies, strawberry jelly and maple fudge.

Filipino cuisine was offered at the market for the first time. Shoppers enjoyed steamed bao buns filled with meat and fried vegetables, and spicy aioli sauce, and sipped refreshing glasses of buko juice, a drink traditionally made with coconut milk.

The market is hosted by the Pincher Creek and District Chamber of Commerce, and manager Stacy Benson said the event was just as successful as she expected.

The markets are held every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. until Sept. 7. At future events, shoppers can look forward to live music and appearances from local non-profits.