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Owen Crow Shoe of Pincher Creek rides his horse as parade marshal leading the Calgary Stampede parade on the front page of the July 10, 2024, issue of Shootin' the Breeze

Shootin’ the Breeze – July 10, 2024

Get the scoop on what’s happening in Pincher Creek and Crowsnest Pass. Stay informed about local news, events, and community projects.

This week’s headlines:

Owen Crow Shoe rides as Stampede parade marshal

Piikani Nation RCMP looking for suspect in aggravated assault

Pincher Creek musician Aly Williams drops first single from mountaintop

Pincher Creek Swimming Pool celebrates 25th anniversary

Alberta commits millions to methane reduction

Co-op cybersecurity incident impacts local shelves

Town, MD of Pincher Creek residents urged to conserve water as heat wave envelops province

Acceptance and strength sewn into works of local artisan Laurel Francis

Editorial: Rekindling the news flame

Editorial: Calgary Stampede recollections

Embrace Summer feature section

Geat ready for the heatwave

Try a digital detox this summer

MD of Pincher Creek sponsoring free Weeds and Wildflowers guided walks

A taste of summer

Obituary: Gertrude Welsch

Obituary: James Tillack

Celebration of life: Dana Hungar

Pincher Creek Humane Society Pet of the Week

Town of Pincher Creek events and notifications

Frontier Canadian Recollections – Chronicles of Pincher Creek area’s gas industry Part 2

Plus local events, contests, concerts, community notices, job opportunities, service directory, Coffee Break puzzles and general information for Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass and Piikani Nation.

Alberta Party candidate Kevin Todd – while man with short dark hair wearing a light pink shirt and light blue blazer

Alberta Party candidate Kevin Todd

Six candidates are vying for your vote on May 29, hoping to be Livingstone-Macleod’s next MLA. All were invited to submit a piece outlining their election platform for publication in Shootin’ the Breeze.

Nanton has been home all my life. I’ve married, raised my family and enjoyed a great working career in Livingstone-Macleod, and continue to do so. I work to keep this a place where others can enjoy the same opportunities that I have, for generations to come.

To that end, the Alberta Party will not have a whip. My vote will be your vote. It will always reflect the wishes of the Livingstone-Macleod constituents, not the party, because I represent you first.

The Alberta Party is centred. It does not cater to the right or to the left; it maintains a steady stride down the middle, responding to the needs and issues of everyone, not just special-interest groups. I know, all politicians say the same thing — but the Alberta Party allows its MLAs to represent the people first.



The Alberta Party platform promotes Alberta and Albertans.

The Alberta Party recognizes that Alberta is an oil and gas province. We also know that we are environmental stewards and we need to preserve this beautiful province for future generations. Moderation at the centre allows us to do that.

The Alberta Party will ensure Albertans receive the education they deserve. The Alberta Party will freeze funding for private and charter schools, and will adopt class-size recommendations: kindergarten to Grade 3, 17; grades 4 to 6, 23; grades 7 to 9, 25; grades 10 to 12, 27. Plus, in collaboration with stakeholders, including teachers and students, the party will create a non-partisan curriculum based on best practices.



The Alberta Party recognizes that every community is different and has different issues. We will address these issues on a community-by-community basis. There is no one easy fix for all. Housing, education, seniors, health care and the economy are all specific to your community.

These are just a few of the planks in the Alberta Party platform. It’s time for change.

We need to get back to fighting for something, and no longer against everyone.

Consider the Alberta Party. You won’t be disappointed.


Albertans head to the polls Monday, May 29.

Advanced voting is open May 23 to 27.

For voter information, including polling stations, see pages 9 to 11.

View Crowsnest Pass election forum videos here: Part 1, Part 2

Individual candidate statements:

Dylin Hauser – Alberta Liberal Party

Kevin Van Tighem – Alberta New Democratic Party

Kevin Todd – Alberta Party

Erik Abildgaard – Independent

Corrie Toone – Independence Party of Alberta

Chelsae Petrovic – United Conservative Party



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