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My Little Corner By Shannon Robin This week’s editorial came to you from the beach at Candle Lake, in northern Saskatchewan. We spent a short family vacation there last week, and it’s a place dear to my heart. We all have these places – the ones that take us through a lifetime of memories whenever we visit. For me, there is never enough time now at Grandpa’s cabin. It’s a spot I’ve loved since childhood, and sadly it’s aging much less gracefully than I am. The cabin itself has reached the point where it needs to be demolished. I worry about losing the memories that are attached to the sound of the slamming screen door. Grandpa’s cabin is pretty crude. He built on as he felt the need, and along with no telephone, there was no running water. As teenagers we laughed and called it “roughing it with a roof,” but there was nowhere we’d rather be. The view of the lake with the sun sparkling on it in the morning was rivalled by the sunsets and amazing thunderstorms. And there it all was, right out the back door. We’ve had family reunions and quarrels there, get-togethers with our friends and parties on the beach. Looking back, I wonder how so many of us fit under the small roof. It’s also a place where many of us have sought refuge during challenging times. The walls of Grandpa’s little cabin have seen much over the years – happy times and sad times. It’s a peaceful spot and I’ve always thought of it as mine, even though the expanse of beach certainly doesn’t belong to me. I know my daughter feels the same way. It is our place of memories. My dad isn’t a lake guy. I can only remember a few occasions when he stayed for more than a portion of the day. I do recall him showing up unexpectedly once to share the news of the passing of John Diefenbaker, his friend. My mom is involved in most lake memories. I don’t know how much time she spent with us there each summer, but I honestly don’t have

many other distinct childhood holiday memories. On trips home now, it’s important to have time with her at the lake, and I’m glad she was able to spend a couple of days this year. We hauled our new trailer about 11 hours each way and, for the first time, stayed in comparative luxury just outside Grandpa’s place. It didn’t seem quite right, but it was awesome to have running water! The other thing that didn’t seem right was a group of people who were on the beach whenever it wasn’t raining. I didn’t know them, and wasn’t sure why they would choose to come down to the piece of beach we consider our own. The two women had five young children between them, and were a noisy bunch. I wanted to ask them to please turn down the volume on my beach, but knew that I had no right. All the same, it annoyed me. I guess I must be getting old and grumpy. Surely we didn’t make that much noise as kids ... So I pulled out my notebook and began writing my editorial and a list of things I want to be sure never to forget about Hart’s Cabin. I closed my eyes and listened to waves as I took a nostalgic journey of reflections, opening them only to write the memories down and to brush sand from the pages. Beside me, my iPad was dinging away as a reminder that work and reality were nearby. Most people in the bay have replaced their small cabins with monstrosities they call summer homes, and some can’t wait for Grandpa’s little shack to disappear from their view of the lake. Someday this will happen, and a stranger will build a new place and create new memories in a spot rich from the love of generations of our family. Until then, I’ll get back when I can, and hang onto a dear place that has been a constant for my entire life. There are many memories yet to be made. I hope you’re able to remember the joys of childhood and create new memories with loved ones this summer.

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The Breeze Mailbox A fantastic experience As I write this, one week has passed since Rum Runner Days and I want to thank everyone involved in creating a great weekend festival. Taking on the position of volunteer coordinator was overwhelming but was a fantastic experience for me. Restaurateurs, vendors, performers, municipal staff, the fire and rescue department and a wonderful group of volunteers were all positive and supportive of the events. I met an entire community of new friends. The weather was perfect, the parade looked great, the show and shine was a success and the children’s festival was fantastic family fun. Thanks to everyone who attended and made it a successful weekend, and thanks for all of your positive comments. Although it can be very time consuming, I would recommend reaching out to volunteer in Crowsnest Pass. It can be an excellent experience for you to be part of our wonderful community! Penny Warris

Serving up volleyball By Brad Quarin Some people don’t know Pincher Creek’s Juan Teran Park has a volleyball court, says Diane Burt Stuckey of the recreation office. To remedy that, and give residents of Pincher Creek another activity for the summer, drop-in beach volleyball is being held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. “Come, see how you like it; it’s a nice area, Juan Teran’s beautiful,” says Caitlin Kerr, who’s running the volleyball games for the first time. Drop-in beach volleyball has been offered for three years. Due to bad weather, the first two games this year were cancelled, but beach volleyball will continue every Wednesday until Aug. 21. The games are open to anyone enthusiastic about the sport. Those who come will be split into teams and take turns playing. The games aren’t too competitive. The town supplies the ball, while players should bring running shoes and water bottles, Caitlin says. She’s going to try to join in herself. She doesn’t have too much experience, but did play at the Southern Alberta Summer Games in Taber. When the Games come to Pincher Creek next year, the Juan Teran volleyball court will be in use again.

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If the uniform fits, Lynn wears it! achieve through their motto of By Brad Quarin Service Above Self. Lynn Brasnett is among those Among Rotary’s causes who distinguished themselves in are the elimination of polio, the volunteer fire department and raising money to build houses Pincher Creek EMS to receive a in Ecuador, and more local Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee concerns. The club gave a van to Medal during the emergency serthe women’s shelter, sponsors the vices awards night in April. Through Dictionary Project and supports a variety of endeavours, Lynn has Meals on Wheels. done much for the community. Lynn admits to being “a “It’s an honour, for sure, to be little bit apprehensive,” but also recognized that you give to your excited, about assuming the role community,” she says. “We’re a volof Rotary president this month. unteer fire service; we put in a lot of An upcoming big project for the hours on ambulance and fire, lots of club will be to donate a fire truck, training time, lots of practice time, Photo by Brenda Shenton Photo by Brad Quarin bus and van to a Mexican comlots of days on call.” Whether outfitted for Rotary events or emergency situations, Lynn Brasnett is always munity. “We’re looking forward Originally from Calgary, Lynn dressed to serve her community. to doing that and getting the arrived in Pincher Creek nearly 30 community involved.” years ago, and counts herself lucky For now, the Rotarians are working on an gas lines and water over the road,” Lynn recalls. “It to live in such a beautiful place. “It’s a lifestyle entertainment fundraiser to support High River was pretty crazy.” here,” she says. “It’s a choice that you make flood victims. There may be matching grants from The floods were personally stressful since because of the area. You’re close to hunting, skiRotary International. “Our few bucks can go a her daughter Kacey lives in High River. Kacey ing, fishing, you’re close to the U.S. border, you’re long way,” Lynn says. lost her salon with thousands of dollars worth of really close to Calgary and Lethbridge.” She’s also a longtime member of the Ram equipment, and the main level of her house was Lynn’s daughter Sariah joined the fire departRodders Black Powder Club, a recreational shootdamaged. Only her basement was insured. ment and was crucial in getting Lynn into EMS, ing group, which she calls “a labour of love.” Since then, Kacey and her four children have about 10 years ago. Professionally, Lynn has been a real estate been staying with Lynn, but Kacey wants to go “She said, ‘Mom, they need ambulance drivbroker for over 21 years. After running a Remax back to High River. “If it was up to me, I’d say ers,’ ” Lynn recalls. Lynn figured she could do franchise for a decade, she went independent and ‘Come to Pincher,’ ” Lynn says. She, along with this and took the training courses, which covered now owns Four Winds Real Estate in Pincher fellow Rotary members, have spent a fair bit of much more than driving an ambulance. The work Creek. time helping Kacey recover her home. isn’t easy, and entails a great time commitment. She is also a yoga instructor at Monster Helping people and trying to save lives is a “Your family sacrifices an awful lot so that you Fitness, a local gym owned by her daughter rewarding part of fire department and EMS work, can be a volunteer in the community,” Lynn says. Sariah. and it’s the type of work Lynn has always wanted “I can’t tell you how many Christmas dinners, Another of Lynn’s passions is motorbiking. to do. “There’s lots of good that comes out of it,” Easters, birthdays, family suppers that we get up Last summer she and her husband, Rick, went on she says. “There’s people walking around today and we run away and apologize.” a 6,800-kilometre ride through the United States. because of good CPR and good patient care.” A great deal of ambulance work is required. She also enjoys quilting and sewing. Fire chief Dave Cox notes that Lynn is a “We see a lot of trauma. We see a lot of sadness. Late last year, she received an email – which dedicated and core member of the service whose Death is part of what we do, and so you have to she initially thought was spam – telling her she efforts are appreciated. learn where to put that stuff and how to deal with would receive a Diamond Jubilee Medal, which “She’s one of these people that does it all and it.” she Googled and discovered was quite an honour. is always available to do it all,” says EMT Jennifer Recently, she saw more sadness as an EMT She missed the awards banquet, because Fisher Sundberg. during the June floods. As Susan Robinson was she was transporting a patient to Lethbridge by Lynn was no stranger to volunteering when rescued from her property, Lynn was on the top ambulance. she joined EMS. In fact, she was a founding memof the hill on standby. Lynn’s example of service above self continues ber of the Rotary Club of Pincher Creek in 1998. “There were lots of flooded roads that mornto shine in the community. 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Author to share his passion for coal and Hillcrest history By Barbara D. Janusz Within the deep, wide, eroded banks of the Mill Creek ravine in south Edmonton, author and filmmaker Steve Hanon, together with his brother and childhood buddies, discovered shale piles, rotting timbers and rusted railway spikes – the remains of the Twin City Coal Mine. On another exploratory outing, during spring run-off, they stumbled upon a coal seam exposed by an old cottonwood having fallen across the creek. Twin City Coal Mine, as Steve was later to learn from his father, derived its name from the “twin cities” of Edmonton and Strathcona, before their amalgamation in 1912. He also learned that before automobiles cruised the streets of Edmonton in the 1950s, coal was king – the primary source of heat for houses and businesses – and that horses provided local transportation. Steve’s imagination was ignited, and after researching the uses of coal – as a source for kerosene, for generating electricity and smelting steel – he even went so far as to conduct a chemistry experiment by igniting coal dust in a test tube to satisfy himself that it would explode. But it wasn’t until the 1990s, after working as a radio news broadcaster and documentary filmmaker, that he read an account of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster and reconnected with his childhood passion for coal. The revelation that the Hillcrest Mine explosion was the deadliest mining disaster in Canadian history spurred Steve to research the causes and consequences of the tragedy. He and his wife eventually relocated to Bowen Island, B.C., where he began in earnest to write a book about the tragic event. The Devil’s Breath: The Story of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster of 1914, recently released by NeWest Press, is available locally at Crockets Trading Company in Bellevue. Steve will be at Crockets to give a presentation and sign books during the Doors Open and Heritage Festival, this Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and everyone is welcome. See you there!

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Doors open to Crowsnest past this weekend By Brad Quarin The civic holiday in August goes by many names across Canada, from British Columbia Day in B.C. to Natal Day in Nova Scotia. Here in Alberta, it’s called Heritage Day, and Crowsnest Pass will be celebrating its past with the Doors Open and Heritage Festival, from Thursday to Monday. “Part of this is to encourage people to be aware of our heritage. They then value it, they may go on to take the next step to preserve and protect it,” says Fred Bradley, president of the Crowsnest Historical Society. This is the eighth time the Doors Open and Heritage Festival has been held in Crowsnest Pass. In accordance with the international Doors Open initiative, historic buildings will be open to the public. Tourist attractions like the Bellevue Underground Mine, Frank Slide Interpretive Centre and Crowsnest Museum will also have special events during the festival, Fred says. The weekend commemorates “built” and natural heritage, this year with an emphasis on natural history. Many groups organize the festival events, with Fred, Sacha Anderson, Merilyn Liddell, Ian McKenzie and Cathy Pisony advertising them, Merilyn explains. “We’re excited about everything,” Fred says. For starters, the celebrations kick off tomorrow with the Bellevue Old Fashioned Street Festival, a

family-friendly affair with entertainment on Main Street Bellevue. That’s followed the next day by the Booze and Bars Historical Bus Tour, starting at the Polish Hall at 5 p.m. This year, the tour has a focus on fraternal organizations that have existed in the Pass, such as the Italian Benevolent Society. Subsequent events include the Teddy Bears Picnic, being held by Crowsnest Museum on Saturday at 10 a.m. The event is aimed at kids and their teddy bears, and includes numerous games, Sacha says. About 200 have come to past picnics, a number that presumably excludes the bears. As well, the Bellevue Underground Mine has its Miners Picnic at 11 a.m. on Sunday, aimed at families. The Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery and Shootin’ the Breeze have sponsored a photography exhibit on display now at the gallery in Frank. Then there’s the Crowsnest Country Market at Flumerfelt Park on Saturday, a farmers market that, as Merilyn notes, is an old way of selling goods. Many vendors will be selling produce, crafts and baking and the market is quite popular. Tours are a big part of the festival, including self-guided driving tours, tours of cemeteries, and a hike on the historic Miners Path, starting from Flumerfelt Park. These are outlined in brochures that can be picked up at the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Bellevue Underground Mine or Crowsnest Museum.

While such tours can be taken any time of the year, the Doors Open and Heritage Festival is an opportunity to raise awareness of them, Merilyn says. For the first time, the festival features “century homes tours,” a look at Crowsnest Pass houses over 100 years old. “It’s our first attempt to recognize and understand that we have such homes,” Fred says. Also new are NIT’s mini-trains, providing rides for kids on Sunday at 10 a.m., Sacha says. Reflecting the new focus on natural heritage, Canmore writer Ben Gadd will be speaking about the Rockies on Friday and leading a walk from the interpretive centre at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday. Previous heritage festivals have been popular, with combined attendance from all events totalling 6,000 to 7,000 people, Fred says. Some people may be counted multiple times if they attend multiple events. “There’s a lot of locals who say it’s their favourite event of the summer,” Sacha says. The festival is advertised throughout southern Alberta and southeastern British Columbia, drawing people from outside Crowsnest Pass. Families who live in the Pass on weekends can join in, Merilyn says. Fred wishes to acknowledge the festival’s sponsors, including the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation, the ag society and the municipality.


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Celebrating 20 years of head-to-toe dressing Part of their By Brenda Shenton service goal is to build Recently celrepeat customers. They ebrating their 20th offer, for example, anniversary, Bonnie’s Joseph Ribkoff trunk Fashions in Blairmore shows twice a year, have remained true to and Bonnie says the their logo, providing a November show is “a “full service boutique great opportunity to with head-to-toe shop for Christmas dressing.” dressing.” She says the Bonnie Harry store carries one of the realized her shoe store best Ribkoff selections in the Crowsnest Pass in Alberta in terms of Mall would not do pieces offered. well when local ladies’ Photo by Brenda Shenton Bonnie expanded clothing stores closed Happy to celebrate the recent 20th anniversary of Bonnie’s Fashions in Blairmore are, from left, Debbie, Teresa her business with down. Taking the and Bonnie. Also on staff are Myrna and Brooke. The ladies are always ready to welcome their customers with a the addition of Work bull by the horns, she smile and to offer helpful wardrobe suggestions. n Play on the lower moved to her present level three years ago, offering junior fashions, jeans and a full line of workwear, location and opened Bonnie’s on Main Street. The date was Aug. 1, 1996, including steel-toed boots, high-visibility gear, work gloves and outerwear with also memorable for her because she has a granddaughter born that day. a size range up to 4X. They also carry ladies’ and children’s footwear, including Bonnie grew up in Pincher Creek but has called Crowsnest Pass home boots, hikers and casual shoes. Work n Play also has a “grandma’s corner” for for the past 32 years. little ones’ casual wear. Both businesses offer discount coupons three times “Customer service and head-to-toe dressing are the two things we have throughout the year. worked really hard at to build our customer base,” she says. “We appreciate the support from our loyal customers who have kept us Bonnie and staff members Debbie, Myrna, Teresa and Brooke specialgoing for 20 years,” Bonnie says. “We are amazed at the growth we are continuize in being able to offer suggestions to all ages of clientele. They can ing to see.” provide the complete outfit – including shoes, jewelry and handbags – by Bonnie’s Fashions and Work n Play are located at 12813 20th Ave. in offering a size range of 4 to 22, with plus sizes and petites. Children’s tuxBlairmore. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and noon to edos and party dresses are also available by special order. 4 p.m. Sunday. Pamper yourself and give them a try! “Customer service is what distinguishes us from the rest,” says Debbie.

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42nd Annual General Meeting

of the Napi Friendship Association will be held Thursday, August 15 6 p.m. at the Elks Hall 1047 Bev McLachlin Dr. Pincher Creek

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Mike Cassidy, left, and Doug Ekelund check out damage to the Akamina Parkway at Waterton.

Plan B for Cameron Lake Boat Rentals

By Shannon Robin For the first time in years, the surface of Cameron Lake, located at Waterton Lakes National Park, is free of summer traffic. A popular destination for tourists and locals alike, the mountain lake attracts those wishing to spend time canoeing, kayaking, fishing and testing their endurance with the paddle boats. Lakeshore walks and access to some of the park’s most popular hiking trails attract both casual strollers and veteran hikers. For 10 years, partners Doug and Nancy Ekelund and Mike Cassidy have spent long days during the short summer season providing boating experiences on the lake through their business, Cameron Lake Boat Rentals. This year, the business was open only four days before a major washout closed down the Akamina Parkway for the season. Since it’s the only access road to Cameron Lake, the damage also shut down their small business. Together with Parks Canada, these resourceful folks came up with Plan B, and relocated the business to Linnet Lake, in the Waterton townsite area, after the July long weekend. A temporary road was built around the main washout, allowing Mike and Doug to retrieve the boats they had just hauled up a few days before the flooding. They also brought one shed for storage. Great family fun can now be easily accessed from town. It’s safe, and an excellent opportunity for those wishing to try kayaking or canoeing for the first time. Staff members are friendly and knowledgeable and eager to make every experience a positive one. “You can’t ask for a better view of the Prince of Wales,” Mike says, adding there is still plenty of wildlife to see at their temporary location. If you’re interested in some family fun on a warm summer day, boats are available Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. Sales are cash-only as there is no power on-site.

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Up for election are five board positions. Individuals interested in becoming board members are required to submit a notice of intention by 3 p.m., August 9, 2013.

• Featured speaker, naturalist Ben Gadd – Thurs., Aug. 2 7 to 9 p.m. • Guided nature walk with Ben Gadd – Fri., Aug. 3 8:45 a.m. to noon • Preserving our natural heritage: the Mountain Bluebird – Sat., Aug. 4 – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. • Hike and photography excursion to Carbondale Lookout – Sun., Aug. 4 – 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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13 Southview Estate Lundbreck T0K 1H0 $389,000 – Bungalow Three bedrooms, three baths

861 Wilderness Avenue Pincher Creek T0K 1W0 $219,000 – Bungalow Four bedrooms, three baths

7 Cleland Mobile Home Park Pincher Creek T0K 1W0 $45,000 – Single-wide mobile Two bedrooms, one bath

31 North 1 Street East Hill Spring T0K 1E0 $145,000 – Bungalow Two bedrooms, one bath

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D L O S Pincher Creek – Beautiful 4 bdrm, 3 bath home on Briar Rd. with doubled attached garage on large lot. $345,000

West of Pincher Creek – rare 118 acre hobby farm with 48’ x 60’ heated shop/living quarters above. A must see for $665,000

Near Lundbreck Falls – Unique 2 bdrm log home on 3.78 acres $395,000 Crowsnest Pass – Two-storey heritage home in Coleman $181,440 Cowley – Move in ready 14’ x 68’ 2 bdrm mobile home $64,900 West of Pincher Creek – Don’t miss this great 5 bdrm bungalow on 73.1 acre hobby farm. 40’ x 80’ shop, riding arena $659,000 Bordering Lundbreck – 4.99 acres with cabin overlooking Lundbreck, great views $189,000 Koocanusa Lakefront – Amazing lakefront lot in land condominium. Huge deck $225,000 Near Waterton Park – Only $299,000 for this 4-acre parcel overlooking Belly River Crowsnest Pass – Oversized lots in Timberline Ridge, Bellevue. Underground utilities. Starting at $78,000 Cowley – coming soon 3 bdrm with large shop

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Crowsnest Pass – Many sunny rooms, double garage, and many special features in this large comfortable home in Blairmore. $389,000

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Lundbreck – Immaculate 3 bdrm home one block from K-12 school. Spotless double car garage – double lot. $349,900

COMMERCIAL Crowsnest Pass – 3 industrial lots in Frank 292’ x 240’ for $195,000 with adjacent lot at $55,000. Some buildings included. Cowley – 10,000 sq. ft. insulated metal building parallel to Hwy #3. Cement floor, finished office space $370,000 Lundbreck – Great opportunity for restaurant or retail space. Commercial kitchen, living quarters $199,000 LAND North of Blairmore – Amazing 160 acres with 2 creeks, treed $650,000 North of Cowley – 280 acres pasture/cultivated with ½ mile of Todd Creek $649,000 North of Cowley – 160 acres pasture/cultivated on Todd Creek $425,000 Near Chapel Rock Road – 160 acres great pasture, lots of water $250,000 Summerview Road – 80 acres riverfront $360,000 38 Acres on Chapel Rock Road – Trees, borders small lake $325,000 Chapel Rock Road – Two 160-acre parcels of bare land. Pasture, some could be hayed. $425,000 and $350,000

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Royal LePage South Country Real Estate Services Ltd.

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Log Home, Open Beam Ceiling, Upgrades $245,000 MLS LD0001849

Four Winds Real Estate

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$129,000 – 699 Main St., Pincher Creek. Commercial office space, attached garage.

$127,900 – 1189 James Ave., Pincher Creek. Great little starter or revenue home. Two bedrooms, freshly painted, new linoleum, new roof, new hot water tank.

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Four Winds Real Estate 723 Main Street Pincher Creek Open Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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Coleman Community Society

Crowsnest Country Market Saturday, August 3 Flumerfelt Park, Highway 3 Coleman – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artisan and Craft Tables

Auction at 11 a.m.

Home Baking, Preserves, Fresh Vegetables

Proceeds go to Turtle Mountain Riding Club. Thanks for your donations and support!

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We love your pets, but PLEASE, NOT at the market!

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Looking for employment? The Pincher Creek Curling Club is looking for a dedicated Ice Man and Bartender for the 2013-14 season (September to April). No experience necessary, although an ice technician course would be a great asset. Resumes accepted for a combined position or separately. For all information and inquiries please respond to Jessie Nelson by email with a resume to jessienelson6@hotmail.com . Deadline is Aug. 7, 2013

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The year of the crawler at Heritage Acres By Brad Quarin From Friday to Sunday, Heritage Acres Farm Museum is holding its 26th annual show, featuring a huge collection of agricultural equipment from the past and a chance to see some in action. “It’s an opportunity for us to showcase a lot of the agricultural equipment and the agricultural history of this area,” says Bill Kells, executive director at Heritage Acres. The museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting southern Alberta’s agricultural history from the 1880s to the 1960s, with pioneers’ artifacts, antique vehicles and heritage buildings. Many of those artifacts will be on display at the show, along with privately-owned equipment brought by museum supporters for exhibits or demonstrations. Each annual show has a special theme. “This year is the year of the crawler,” Bill says. Many people think of construction when they see this tracked vehicle, but it’s also an important piece of agricultural history. Some of these unique machines will be provided by the Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Heritage Society of Canada from Devon. Bill is particularly excited to see what they’ll bring. “It’s always nice to see something new.” Heritage Acres and private collectors also have a number of crawlers for the show. Many stationary engines from Crowsnest Pass,

gained by the museum last fall, will also be featured. As well, the family history display of photos and information that was a big hit last year will be back, with a couple of new families included. While Heritage Acres usually doesn’t have animals, the annual show is an exception. Farmers, including some from Cardston, Nanton and British Columbia, will be bringing their horses for demonstrations such as mowing and hay stacking. The threshing machines will also be used in live demonstrations. “That’s always a really exciting thing for people, they love to see the threshing machines,” Bill says. The tractors, horses, antique cars and trucks will be showcased in the much-loved Parade of Power. As well, tractor-pull competitions, starting Friday night with heavier and heavier weights, will be held for prizes. There will also be children’s games and vendors selling crafts, Bill says. Entertainment will be provided on Friday night by the country music group Silver Saddles. Pancakes will be served for $2 on Saturday and Sunday morning at 7 a.m.. Saturday night will see a prime rib supper and barn dance. The annual show has been a success in the past, drawing 3,000 people. That’s not just from Pincher Creek, but also Taber and even B.C. and north of Calgary, Bill says. Luckily for them, they can camp right on Heritage Acres for $10 a night.

A blast from the past in Bellevue By Brad Quarin While Bellecrest Days were cancelled this year, Bellevue and the rest of Crowsnest Pass will have another opportunity for family fun tomorrow. The Doors Open and Heritage Festival kicks off at 5 p.m. with the Bellevue Old Fashioned Street Festival, on historic Main Street. This is the third annual street festival, and the second time it’s being held as part of the Doors Open and Heritage Festival. It’s been popular with the public. “They just like coming out, wandering around, have a bite to eat,” says organizer Janis Entem. The street festival is defined by old-fashioned themes, so it will include vintage costume contests and free rides in vintage vehicles, says organizer Loreena Russomanno. The old vehicles include horse-drawn buggies brought by Terry and Susan Aris. The period they’re going after is the Victorian age, so costumes echoing that era would be appropriate, Janis says. But anything old-fashioned will do. “We encourage people just to dress up,” Loreena says. The evening will include pie eating and a barbecue

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with burgers and hotdogs for sale, along with vendors with foods and crafts. There will be live music of mixed genres by local artists, including Jeff Chambers and Desiree Michalsky. Loreena’s good friend Passquatch, the elusive local sasquatch, will be playing the guitar and harmonica and giving out kisses. There will be an old-fashioned parade showing off the costumes, and a pet parade, a chance to dress up your dog or cat. The pet parade didn’t happen last year and is back by popular demand, Janis says. Because there is a pie-baking contest and a pie auction, visitors should bring two pies to the street festival, Loreena says. The ladies of the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre will judge the pies, with a first-place prize of $60. While on Main Street, visitors will have a chance to swing by the Old Dairy Ice Cream Shoppe, the Bellevue Legion. The Bellevue Inn will run happy hour from 5 to 8 p.m. “Something for everyone, for the whole family,” Loreena says. The street festival runs until 8 p.m.

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In the drink with the ducks Bryce Crawford is kept busy Saturday during the duck race down Pincher Creek, making sure ducks don’t get stuck along the way. His dad, Rotary Club member Dan Crawford, helped organize the fundraiser and says “everybody had fun, and we made some money.” All 300 ducks were sold for the event, a joint venture between Rotary and Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village. The $200 winner, with the first duck to cross the finish line, was Mike Gerrand.

Piikani cultural traditions on display this weekend

By Brad Quarin The Piikani Nation 56th Annual Celebration is underway in Brocket, and runs until Sunday. “It’s an opportunity for the community to showcase the community,” says Lowell Yellowhorn of Traditional Knowledge Services. The local department has a mission to protect and support Piikani culture, and is representing the event as well as the organizing the powwow. The annual celebration was originally conceived as “a re-emergence promoting Piikani cultural traditions,” Lowell says. It’s a time for families to bond, “celebrating the community itself.” Traditional Knowledge Services is planning what is usually the community’s biggest powwow of the year. It will include some competition in its dancing and singing, and will feature different First Nations from North America, Lowell says. But the event is much more than a powwow. It includes a junior rodeo, traditional Blackfoot games, and softball and golf tournaments. While they’ll be using the golf course in Claresholm, the rodeo is on the Piikani Nation’s own rodeo grounds at Crow Lodge Park, Lowell says. People from the Piikani Nation and surrounding communities take part in the rodeo, with some competitors from Saskatchewan and even the United States. Rodeo events include bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback riding and team roping. This year will also see the grand opening of the Piikani Nation’s new racehorse track, Lowell says. There will be a horse race on Saturday. Piikani Nation’s annual celebration draws in not only people of the community but also surrounding communities, and members of First Nations from as far off as New Mexico and California, Lowell says. Non-native visitors are certainly invited to come, which is good for local tourism and vendors. This could be your chance to experience Blackfoot foods and some unique arts and crafts.

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Understanding the Metis way By Shannon Robin It’s as important to understand one another’s culture as it is to understand our own. Roxanne Debroux’s pride in her Metis background led to creating a unique music and cultural festival, held in mid-July. Anyone was welcome to attend and learn about Metis history and lifestyle. “There’s nothing like this in southern Alberta,” she says. “There’s a large Metis population here, and many people don’t realize that. This is an opportunity to let people know who we are.” At least 100 people stopped by the event, held at the Great Canadian Barn Dance at Hill Spring. It was an ideal location for outdoor activities like canoeing, learning to throw tomahawks and shoot slingshots, and taking rides in the Red River cart. A few took in the music lessons, while many enjoyed the jigging and dancing by the Northern Lights Kikino dancers from Lac la Biche, and learned some steps themselves. There was something for everyone, including traditional crafts like beading and activities like baking bannock. Youngsters worked with their

elders patiently on the tricky projects. Shirley Hirsekorn of Medicine Hat was pleased to show the capotes she had made, and to explain the background of the versatile blanket coats. While this is a traditional garment, it is one that Shirley taught herself to do, without a pattern, not even two years ago. It’s also a skill and a history lesson she shares willingly with others. The true Metis lifestyle was not an easy one, and many families in the area grew up experiencing a way of life that few of us could imagine now. A copy of the new Pincher Creek history book, Prairie Grass to Mountain Pass, sat on the table, with Metis family histories flagged for easy reference. Even as a newcomer to the area, I recognized several of these names. What Roxanne found most interesting was all the questions the children asked. “They were fascinated by the stories and were soaking it up and asking about things you wouldn’t think they’d even be curious about.” It was a rewarding weekend, and Roxanne’s goal is to see this become the biggest Metis festival in Alberta.

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HUDDLESTUN Senior Citizens News

By Joyce McFarland

It’s summertime and the livin' is easy, but how quickly the days fly by with holiday visitors and family reunions. It has been a come-and-go season for members at the senior centre, and the biggest crowds are always at the bingo games held on the last Friday of each month, come hell or high water. There were 22 people at the June bingo. We were able to play 10 games for $7 each and still give the $20 jackpot. Marion McGarva and Barb Johnston shared the jackpot and Gerda Nielson won the 50-50 draw. Gerda, Eva, Harvey, Irene and the two Maxines got a share of the loot, along with Charmaine, the new recreation co-ordinator at Crestview Lodge. All the seniors are glad to have Charmaine on board – she can drive the Crestview bus, help serve lunch and yell bingo with the rest of us. Talking about high water, we were happy to meet and greet Wendy Ryan's mother, Norma, at a recent Thursday crib game. The spot of bad news is that she is a refugee from High River, but the good news is that she won first prize at the crib game and was, I quote, "treated like a queen by all the good folk in Pincher Creek." Thanks to Marie Cameron for bringing Norma to the centre. It was a plus for me, too, because Marie's dad, Alyre, had to be on his best behaviour all afternoon, so didn't get to insult my ancestry at all. Our president, Leny Mace, has been poring over old records in order to fill in a long questionnaire from Alberta Health for seniors. The government is concerned with the huge changes in social mores that are quickly affecting seniors' lifestyles. There were some hard-hitting questions in the 16-page form and they got some hard-hitting answers. There is more to being the president than attending strawberry teas. Rae Olds is busy keeping the centre's flower bed spruced up and beautiful. She is one of the hard-working members of the Pincher Planters and it shows. Please spread the word and let it be known if you would like to play 500 on a Tuesday afternoon or whenever. The August calendar is ready for you to pick up and the special events are pinpointed again on the blackboard.

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Mark Your Calendar Thursday, August 1 – Photo contest exhibit opening - 10 a.m. at C.N.P. Public Art Gallery in Frank – Opening reception for Soul Food (pottery by Heather Fletcher) - 7 p.m. at Lebel Mansion in Pincher Creek – Crowsnest Pass Doors Open & Heritage Festival - see online calendar for details – Summer reading program (Grades 3-6) - 10:30 a.m. at Parent Link, 688 Main St., Pincher Creek – Rotary luncheon - 11:45 a.m. at Heritage Inn, Pincher Creek – Jam session - 2 p.m. at Coleman Legion – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park – Blackfoot crafts & stories - 10 a.m. at Crandell Campground in Waterton Park Friday, August 2 – Farm museum annual show at Heritage Acres near Pincher Creek – Piikani Nation Powwow - 7 p.m. at Crowlodge Park Arbour in Brocket – Crowsnest Pass Doors Open & Heritage Festival - see online calendar for details – Naturalist Ben Gadd - 7 p.m. at Polish Hall in Coleman – Farmers market - 11 a.m. at Pincher Creek arena – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park – Meat draws - 5 p.m. at Bellevue Legion – Darts - 6 p.m. at Coleman Legion Saturday, August 3 – Farm museum annual show at Heritage Acres near Pincher Creek – Take a Walk With Ben Gadd - 8:45 a.m. at Frank Slide Interpretive Centre – Crowsnest Country Market - 10 a.m. at Flumerfelt Park in Coleman – Mountain Bluebirds - 1:30 p.m. at Blairmore library – Teddy Bears Picnic - 10 a.m. at Crowsnest Museum in Coleman – Piikani Nation Powwow at Crowlodge Park Arbour in Brocket – Crowsnest Pass Doors Open & Heritage Festival - see online calendar for details – Running club - 9:30 a.m. at Monster Fitness in Pincher Creek – Summer lecture series: Mineral Licks in SW Alberta 8 p.m. at Beauvais Lake Provincial Park amphitheatre – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park – Look, See, Play! (ages 4-12) - 2 p.m. at community kitchen shelter in Waterton Park – Geocache 101 - 10 a.m. at Waterton Heritage Centre Sunday, August 4 – Farm museum annual show at Heritage Acres near Pincher Creek

– Carbondale photography excursion - 9 a.m. at Crowsnest Conservation Society office, 12707 20th Ave., Blairmore – The Devil’s Breath book signing & presentation - 1 p.m. at Crockets in Bellevue – Piikani Nation Powwow at Crowlodge Park Arbour in Brocket – Crowsnest Pass Doors Open & Heritage Festival see online calendar for details – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park Monday, August 5 - Enjoy Alberta Heritage Day! – Crowsnest Pass Doors Open & Heritage Festival see online calendar for details – Free open swim - 2:30 p.m. at Pincher Creek pool – Tour the Gushal Studio & Cottage (13301 19th Ave.) - 10 a.m. in Blairmore – Cribbage - 7:30 p.m. at Coleman Legion – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park – Look, See, Play! (ages 4-12) - 2 p.m. at community kitchen shelter in Waterton Park Tuesday, August 6 – Crowsnest Pass municipal council meeting - 7 p.m. in Coleman – Fun Texas hold ’em poker - 7 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Turtle Mountain Riding Club - 7 p.m. at arena on old Frank road – Summer reading program (K to Grade 2) - 10:30 a.m. at Parent Link, 688 Main St., Pincher Creek – Brighter Futures Let’s Do the Wiggle Jig - 10 a.m. at Children’s World Daycare in Pincher Creek – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park – Blackfoot crafts & stories - 10 a.m. at Crandell Campground in Waterton Park Wednesday, August 7 – Windy Slopes Vacation-a-Month draw at Pincher Creek hospital – Beach volleyball - 7 p.m. at Juan Teran Park in Pincher Creek – Summer reading program – 11 a.m. (preschool) & 1 p.m. (ages 6-12) at library in Blairmore – C.N.P. indoor playground - 10 a.m. at MDM Centre in Bellevue – Parent Link Sidewalk Graffiti - 10 a.m. at Cowley Playground – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park – Look, See, Play! (ages 4-12) - 2 p.m. at community kitchen shelter in Waterton Park – Take Off Pounds Sensibly - 6 p.m. at Bellecrest Seniors Centre in Bellevue – Geocache 101 - 10 a.m. at Waterton Heritage Centre

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Pincher Creek is in bloom

Photo by Brenda Shenton

That bloomin’ yucca This yucca plant has been sleeping in John and Edna Drevenak’s flower bed for the last 10 years. This year, it finally bloomed. Edna says she and John (shown here with the plant) “have no idea what made it bloom.” They were ready to throw it out when the large centre stalk appeared. Edna says Marje Starke from Perfect Posies Greenhouse told her, “You are lucky if you get a flower.”   If you’ve had the same luck with a yucca, or have advice to pass along on the plant’s upkeep, drop us a line at news@shootinthebreeze.ca or call the office at 403904-2227. See this week’s online edition for a close-up view of the yucca flowers.

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By Brad Quarin Pincher Creek is under the microscope in the Communities in Bloom national contest, and the judges have good things to say. Currently, Pincher Creek isn’t competing with anyone, but the resulting review may give the town ideas for improvements, says Diane Burt Stuckey, Pincher Creek’s director of community services. Communities in Bloom evaluates a town’s tidiness, environmental policies and heritage protection. “But of course, the prettiest things to look at are the flower beds,” Diane says. Many of those are the work of Pincher Planters volunteers, who are known for planting and keeping flower beds, trees and shrubs and hanging flower baskets on Main Street to beautify the town. They received the Spirit of Pincher Creek Award given by Pincher Creek and District Chamber of Commerce. The two judges who came by Cenotaph Park were Ted Zarudny of Orangeville, Ont., and Lorna McIlroy of Grande Prairie. Both were positive. “[It’s] beautiful out here,” Ted says. “You have everything. The mountains in the back, it’s absolutely gorgeous.” Diane says Pincher Creek will have its score in October.

Photo by Brad Quarin

Communities in Bloom judges Ted Zarudny and Lorna McIlroy check out the beautiful flowers in Pincher Creek’s Cenotaph Park. The beds are faithfully tended by the Pincher Planters.

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Welcome to the online-only pages of Shootin’ the Breeze! Here you will find regular weekly features like syndicated puzzles and cartoons, along with supplementary photos and information to go with the stories found in this week’s print edition. With unlimited pages, the sky is the limit!

Regular features: Cartoons - pages 18 and 19 Puzzles and trivia - pages 20 to 25 Puzzles answers - page 26

Special features this week: Cowboy Show - pages 27 to 43 Metis Fest - pages 44 to 53 Bloomin’ yucca - pages 54 and 55

Pincher Creek Office Hours: Weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 697 Main Street

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Pincher Creek Office Hours: Weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 697 Main Street

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1. Jimmy Page wasn’t the first to have a hit with a song entitled “Stairway to Heaven.” Who was the first? 2. “Because the Night” first appeared on which album? 3. Jimmy Jones (1960), Del Shannon (1964) and James Taylor (1977) all had hits with which song? 4. Which group released “Once in a Lifetime”? 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “When you left me all alone at the record hop, Told me you were going out for a soda pop, You were gone for quite awhile, half an hour or more.” Answers 1. Neil Sedaka, in 1960. 2. “Patti Smith Group,” in 1978. Smith rewrote the Bruce Springsteen song when he wasn’t happy with it. 3. “Handy Man.” All versions of the song were hits, but Taylor’s version netted him a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. 4. Talking Heads, in 1981. The song was used in the film “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” in 1986. 5. “Lipstick on Your Collar,” by Connie Francis in 1959. In this very early rock ‘n’ roll cheating song, the lipstick on the boy’s collar isn’t the color his girlfriend wears, and she learns he’s been “smooching” her best friend. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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1. Is the book of Shemaiah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What were the names of the two staves (staffs) of Zechariah? Blessed/ River, Scorn/Tolerance, Day/Night, Beauty/Bands 3. A loan to another Israelite who is poor by thee shall be made at? No payback, Zero interest, The temple, A fast 4. How old was Eli when he died falling off his seat backward, breaking his neck? 16, 98, 120, 201 5. Saith the Lord to Zechariah, what shall Jerusalem be called a city of? Truth, Holiness, Reign, Hosts 6. Who anointed David as King of Israel? Saul, Salome, Samuel, Sargon ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Beauty/Bands; 3) Zero interest; 4) 98; 5) Truth; 6) Samuel Comments? More Trivia? Visit www. TriviaGuy.com (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Cowboy Show

Pincher Creek’s ranch rodeo is one of the longest-running cowboy competitions in Canada. Current organizers recognized the volunteers who got the show started with commemorative awards this year. From left are Clint Stokke, Dick Hardy, Blaine Marr, Mary Anne Marr, Shelly Stokke and Chelsea Stokke. Through their combined efforts, working cowboys and cowgirls have an opportunity each year to demonstrate their skills through a friendly competition including branding, sorting, doctoring, cow milking, a horse race and bronc riding. Shannon Robin photo


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Cowboy Show

The Top Hand team at work in the branding competition. The ladies did well despite some tough luck. Shannon Robin photo


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This young fellow already has a great handle on roping. Shannon Robin photo


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Cowboy Show

The bronc tries to get the upper hand, but this cowboy stayed strong in the saddle. Shannon Robin photo


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Daniel Rottger’s first-ever go at bronc riding was short but impressive. Shannon Robin photo


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Cowboy Show

Colt Holowath sported a huge hat and had a great ride! Shannon Robin photo


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Chelsea Stokke, Miss Rodeo Pincher Creek, took time out from her busy day to hang out with Hannah Chalifaux. Shannon Robin photo


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Cowboy Show

Kagen Russell of Williams Lake kept busy working on his roping skills while his parents participated on the River Ranch team. Shannon Robin photo


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The horse race started with everyone’s boots in the centre of the arena and a foot race. Shannon Robin photo


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Cowboy Show

Politeness wasn’t part of the game as sock-footed team members raced to find their boots. Shannon Robin photo


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Next, they had to catch and saddle their own horses. Shannon Robin photo


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Many thought the wild cow milking was a highlight of the day, with the exception of the cows, that is! Shannon Robin photo


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Cowboy skills were put to the test through the variety of challenges. Shannon Robin photo


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Cowboy Show

One of these gals doesn’t appear to be having fun! Shannon Robin photo


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This cowboy wins for the best faces made during his ride. Shannon Robin photo


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Bronc riding was a crowd favourite, and the audience was treated to some excellent rides. Shannon Robin photo


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Once your feet leave the stirrups you’re in trouble! Shannon Robin photo


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Metis Fest

Tomahawk throw Shannon Robin photo


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Tomahawk throw Shannon Robin photo


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Metis Fest

Red River cart Shannon Robin photo


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Family activities Shannon Robin photo


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Metis Fest

Metis history is strong in the Pincher Creek area Shannon Robin photo


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July 13, 2013 - Hill Spring

Frances Riviere working on beading Shannon Robin photo


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Connie Hochstein works on Metis craft Shannon Robin photo


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Shirley Hirsekorn models one of her capotes Shannon Robin photo


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Metis Fest

Kayla Zeeb learns slingshot skills with help from Garry Hirsekorn Shannon Robin photo


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Young dancers who travelled from Lac la Biche Scott Warris photo


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The amazing yucca

John Drevenak with a yucca plant in bloom for the first time in 10 years Brenda Shenton photo


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A closer look

This non-native plant has beautiful flowers Brenda Shenton photo


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