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My Little Corner

By Shannon Robin Over the past two years I’ve been inspired by many adults and children facing huge medical challenges. One thing they’ve all had in common, regardless of the disease or disability, are clear and specific memories, right to the day, of the important points of their journeys. Christine Lafreniere spent Dec. 24, 1993 in the hospital with husband, Reg, at her side. She celebrates that day now, because each year that passes is another that she has been free from ovarian cancer. Although it’s been 20 years, Christine remembers everything like it happened just yesterday. Similarly, Marlene Bourque remembers the date of each medical appointment and treatment during her ovarian cancer journey this past year. Next July 29 she’ll celebrate her first year free of cancer. Family and friends may forget some of the specific days and years along the way, but they’ll never forget the journey itself. Christine and Marlene met Sunday, for the first time, at the Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope. The women have a shared experience of surgeries, chemotherapy and outpatient treatments, along with the physical and emotional aspects of dealing with ovarian cancer. More importantly, they share traits of strength and resiliency. Both are advocates for promoting awareness of a disease that not everyone is comfortable talking about. On Sunday they wore their blue survivor’s T-shirts with pride and spoke openly about their experiences – they want to help others. Christine hopes more women will reach out for information, comfort and support thanks to increased awareness from the event, and is glad to help any way she can. Things are much different now than they were 20 years ago. At that time, a diagnosis of cancer was like receiving a death sentence. Now, it seems, most cancer patients are treated and recover, and there is much more optimism. I was a sidekick on my friend Julie’s ovarian cancer journey 20 years ago. For me, Sunday was a personal celebration of friendship and beating the odds. We were in our early 20s back then. No one thought about cancer or facing the possibility of

death at that age, and no one should have to. Julie and I had been friends since elementary school and were living in Regina at the time. We were young women finding our way and learning to fly on our own. While I may have forgotten some of the dates, I will always remember Julie’s story and what it was like to be part of it. I remember visiting her in the hospital every day (except one) during months of in-patient treatment and recovery from surgery. Her sister, Kathy, and I stayed well beyond visiting hours, snuck in pizza and occasionally were asked to leave because we were laughing too loudly. I remember hospital staff wearing head-to-toe protective gear while injecting their brew of chemicals into Julie’s veins. This terrified us a little more than our own imaginations could. I remember days between treatments when Julie would shake uncontrollably with chills amid hot flashes and terrible nausea. I remember when her hair began to fall out in clumps and what it was like to take a razor to her head the first time. She was a beautiful bald woman. She didn’t believe me when I said it, but I meant it from the heart. I remember promising to play “Fare Thee Well Love” at her funeral if she died. These are not conversations young women should have. To this day, that song chokes me up. I remember climbing onto Julie’s hospital bed with Kathy and Tricia. With wine glasses in hand, we toasted her final chemo treatment. I remember the day Julie’s son was born – a child she was told she could never have. I remember the fear, I remember the hope and I remember a friend I don’t see often enough now. On Sunday she said I brought tears to her eyes when I sent a photo of myself holding a card showing that I was honouring her journey at the walk. Like Julie’s story, each feature I share in the Breeze becomes a chapter in my own life book. I constantly find myself touched and humbled by the amazing people I meet and the challenges they overcome. The tapestry of my life has been coloured by so many wonderful people in our community. Thank you for trusting me to share your stories.

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Hike to Table Mountain is a simple gesture to show the world that we want the Castle protected. Join us on Sunday, Sept. 15, for a hike to the top of Table Mountain, where we will post banners reading Protect the Castle. A fly-over picture will be shared with media. Join us at the trailhead parking lot at Beaver Mines Lake Recreation Area at 8 a.m. on Sunday, with lots of water, a packed lunch and the heart of a lion. The hike will take about three hours up and less coming down. Looking forward to seeing you not only stand up for the Castle, but do it while standing on a mountain in the Castle. For further information, call 403-627-3476 or email . Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition

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John Kerr earns top CMT award By Shannon Robin

If you caught the Canadian Country Music Association awards show Sunday evening or tuned in to a country radio station Monday, you’re well aware that Gord Bamford stole the show. He walked away with five awards, including CMT’s video of the year. What you might not know is that Crowsnest Pass native John Kerr is the creative mind, producer and director behind the acclaimed video for “Leaning on a Lonesome Song.” John learned of the award through congratulatory tweets and texts from friends who were at the awards show in Edmonton. “John has a gift to capture songs like this in video,” Gord says. “He’s one of the most talented people I have ever had the pleasure to work with.” This particular song was an emotional one for both Gord and John to create a video for. While recording it in the studio, Gord found he couldn’t get images of his brother-in-law Cory Mathies out of his head. Cory’s suicide was a fresh tragedy and “Leaning on a Lonesome Song” was dedicated to his memory. Gord learned of Cory’s death after wrapping up filming of his video for “Hank Williams Lonesome” in 2011 (another collaboration with John). John recalls the call from Gord the next morning: “He was in tears and breaking up. His wife didn’t tell him until filming was done. To think that she did that for him, it really hit me.” John has personal experience with depression, and Rick Rypien’s suicide made a big impression on him. “It’s a fight every day,” he says. “A big, strong guy like Rick fought the fight every day, but ultimately it got the better of him.” With a huge emotional investment from both the singer-songwriter and the video writerproducer, there was potential for something great. To John, the key to a successful video lay in creating a metaphor for dealing with life each day with severe depression and thoughts of suicide. In the video we see a boxer and the imagery of the fight is fixed. The man’s challenge appears as a beautiful woman on his iPad while Gord sings,

Colin Smith photo John Kerr is the mastermind of Gord Bamford’s video for “Leaning on a Lonesome Song” which has been named CMT’s video of the year.

“I’ve been dying, lookin’ round for help, but I’m trying – leaning on a lonesome song.” John chose to film in black and white, which he feels brings out the textures and contrasts of the palette of depression. Set against the ruins of an old church on a dreary, rainy day, it all comes together and it works. From the initial brainstorming in January 2012 to the final product took about four months. The actual shooting took only two days. “It’s nice to have time for things to gestate, percolate and take shape,” John says. Filming was done on the Passchendaele set on the Tsuu T’ina Nation, three different Calgary gyms, the Calgary Zoo and McMahon Stadium. John took the concept and created a video with a powerful, emotional story that takes on additional meaning when you learn of the full heartache behind it. The award was well deserved. You can watch the video online at . John’s knack for storytelling is clear right from his first film effort, The Emperor, written, directed


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and produced by John in 2000. The short film tells the story of rum-running days in Crowsnest Pass, the murder of Alberta Provincial Police Const. Steven Lawson and the execution of Emperor Pic and Florence Losandro. Although The Emperor was filmed early in John’s career, he considers it one of his greatest accomplishments. It also shows how far he’s come as a filmmaker. “Everything started with that film, based on stories told by my father and grandfather,” he says. With the content of the film based in the early 1920s, John stayed true to the style of the day. He produced the silent film using vintage handcrank cameras. Intertitles explain key elements of the plot, and mood and emotion are conveyed through music you can imagine the pianist playing at the theatre. If you have 20 minutes, grab a bowl of popcorn and check it out for yourself. You won’t be disappointed. The ending is described by John as “a chilling ending that will haunt audiences for years to come.” If that doesn’t intrigue you, I don’t know what will. You can watch the movie online at . John’s interest in film developed from spending Saturday afternoons watching the matinees at the Orpheum Theatre in Blairmore and time at the Roxy Theatre in Coleman. After completing a university degree in criminology and working a few years in the field, John realized his passion was for filmmaking and knew it was something he needed to explore. “I was 20 years old and all roads were steering me toward filmmaking, but it took me a couple of years to realize that,” he says. John continued his education through the SAIT film and video production program, founded Crowsnest Films in 1999 and now wears multiple hats in the industry. “The work I love the most is when I’m writing or directing my own work,” John says. John has much to be proud of. His work covers many genres – from movies to commercials – and he always has a project on the go. Visit to view his work. This week’s CCMA award is an addition to an already lengthy list of accolades. Congratulations, John!

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A thief at the feeder Ella Fitzgerald is singing throat patch. The juvenile that I observed “Summertime” through the speakers. was more dark-brown than black, but The promised rain is falling outside my otherwise had similar colour patterns, window, flushing lush grass a paler shade minus the bright red. We’ll see how it of green. A spot of sun peaks through looks when it is more mature. ominous clouds. Louis Armstrong chimes Range and habitat – The conin, singing “One of these mornings you’re servation status of the yellow-bellied going to wake up singing.” I think of the sapsuckers is species of least concern. robins, the crested sparrows and the redYellow-bellied sapsuckers are widely wing blackbirds that have colonized our distributed migratory woodpeckers and yard, and how their morning song is more may be found in North America, Central reliable than an alarm clock. America and the Caribbean. “Summertime” kind of creeps across Use of habitat seems to vary with the my consciousness, like summer crept season. Areas of fast-growing trees such across the landscape, invading the edges as young forests, riparian areas, regenof spring. At first this song made me think erating cutblocks and edge habitat seem of a soft rain, cool and refreshing; a rain to be preferred in spring and summer, Photo by Jody Best that children would want to go outside as there are more trees to tap for sap in Yellow-bellied sapsucker stealing hummingbird juice from a feeder. and play in; swimsuits and rubber boots. these areas. There is water in the bird bath again. For winter, yellow-bellied sapsuckers A robin is perched on the corral fence, closely Then I noticed the female was frequenting the migrate south. Females migrate first, males leave watching the ground below for worms surfachummingbird’s territory as well. Most recently, last. Migration typically occurs at night in flocks. ing from saturated soil. A rufous hummingbird I observed an immature sapsucker checking out Winter habitat is not as specialized and may buzzes across the yard to feeders strategically the hummingbird feeder and spooking the male include open woodlands, deciduous and mixedplaced in our view. In bright sunlight, the colour rufous hummingbird from his perch. wood forests, orchards, palm groves and towns. palette at its throat is more brilliant than highly Since the beginning of June, when we first Foraging and behaviour – Sapsuckers get polished ammolite. noticed the sapsuckers, we have invested in some their name from their foraging methods. They The rufous hummingbird takes shelter from new hummingbird feeders that are less permeable drill holes in tree trunks with their beaks to eat the storm within our spruce tree. He thinks he to sapsuckers and ants. The sapsuckers have a sap and insects that are attracted to the hole; can’t be seen there and, truth be told, he is invisknack for pulling out the fake, yellow flower centhese are called sap wells. There are two types ible unless you know where he landed, in which tres on some types of feeders. I am concerned that of holes that a sapsucker makes in the tree bark: case you can watch him preen and guard the the young sapsuckers will not learn how to forage round holes are deeper and used to search for sap, feeder. properly if we leave the old-style hummingbird rectangular holes are more shallow and take more No amount of guarding by a hummingbird feeder up, so it will be taken down as soon as it is maintenance. The sapsucker will lick the sap and will chase away the bigger birds, however. This empty. eat some of the tree cambium as well. spring, a pair of yellow-bellied sapsuckers coloThe yellow-bellied sapsucker, Sphyrapicus They will also eat other insects, fruit and bernized one of our hummingbird feeders. I have varius, is one of four species in the same genus, ries, and sometimes show up at a suet feeder. The come to think of these birds, which are bigger and was first described in 1766. sugar content of the sap is important, so it doesn’t than the feeder, as quite lazy avian creatures, optDescription – Yellow-bellied sapsuckers are surprise me that our sapsuckers are so enamoured ing to drink sugar water rather than sip sap from medium-sized woodpeckers with stout, straight with the hummingbird feeders. trees in the forest. bills. They can grow up to 22 centimetres long, Yellow-bellied sapsuckers are sometimes At first the male sapsucker started visiting the with a wingspan up to 40 cm wide. Body weight referred to as a keystone species, as other species feeder, his crimson cap and throat with black and can be up to 55 grams. often utilize the holes the sapsuckers make in white accent stripes startlingly defined as comMostly black in colour, male yellow-bellied trees. In particular, hummingbirds may benefit pared to other woodpeckers we’ve seen. sapsuckers have quite bold white and red patfrom the sapsuckers’ work, as they are also able to terning. There is a wide drink from the sap wells. white bar on the wings, Reproduction – Like other woodpeckers, Required Immediately which shows up well sapsuckers nest in cavities in trees, often deciduBar Steward Required when the wings are ous. The same nest location may be used for Person interested at rest, while the back many years. Nest preparation and hatching are The Pincher Creek Legion in electrical is black. 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Thank you The Coleman Community Society is extending many thanks to all those who supported our last year’s events in any way. Pumpkins and Christmas in the Park were successful in 2012 because of all our helpers and sponsors and all those who attended those festivities. On July 1st, 2013 we held another successful Canada Day celebration and it was an enjoyable day for everyone. And what can we say about the Country Market on August 3rd, 2013? Due to the inclement weather we decided to move the events indoors for the first time ever. Still, the response from vendors and Market-goers was tremendous and many vendors told us that, although they missed the outdoor aspect of the event, they had their best Country Market ever. Photo by Shannon Robin

Come see the crawlers at the annual fall fair By Brad Quarin In keeping with the goal to make it an annual event, the Heritage Acres Fall Fair is being held for a second time this weekend. “It’s going to be a bigger and better show,” says an excited Bill Kells, executive director of Heritage Acres. That’s because this year, the fair will be combined with events from their annual show, which was cancelled due to rain. As a result, a one-day fair will stretch from Friday to Sunday. “Saturday’s going to be an action-packed day,” he says. “It’s definitely going to be a good weekend full of events.” The fair was envisioned as a return to the agricultural fairs of the old days, where people could bring vegetables, quilts and crafts. A particular inspiration was a Pincher Creek fair held in 1913, says Debbie Berg, who’s supporting Betty Heppner in chairing the committee for the event. To a degree, it’s a fundraiser for Heritage Acres, but that’s secondary to the goal of bringing the past to life for the sake of family fun, Debbie says. Central to the fair is the bench show, starting at noon on Saturday, in which people will be judged for things like baking, quilting and bales of hay. Bill says people even bring small animals for consideration. These are all things that could have been made 100 years ago, and Debbie notes the prizes are ribbons, not cash, so the event is simple fun. Visitors will see demonstrations of churning butter and making ice cream. Children love to help and to taste the finished butter on crackers. Another popular feature of last year’s fair, the turkey shoot, will be back on Saturday, for the whole day this time. “Turkey shoots were the thing in the past,” Debbie says. Anyone, including children, can try target shooting with pellet guns in hopes to win one of two frozen turkeys. The event is safe and not expensive to try out. As well, the Southern Alberta Working Herding Dog Association will be putting on a dog show, which was a great hit last year. From the annual show, the tractor-pull competitions are back on, starting Friday at 4 p.m., and the Parade of Power, showcasing tractors, antique cars and trucks, is on Saturday at 1:30. Crawlers, the tracked vehicles, are still a theme. New to the fall fair is the slow race, where people can race tractors as slowly as possible, without stalling, with the last person to cross the finish line winning. The slow race can be a hoot for spectators, Bill says, and takes place on Friday at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday both start with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m., and there will be concessions and entertainment provided by musicians such as Chris Davis and Silver Saddles. Above all, the fall fair is a family event and a chance to enjoy the past. “I’m so excited to have everybody learn about our history,” Debbie says. The cost to enter is $10 per person or $25 per family.

We wish to extend congratulations to Paul Dumas, the winner of the Crowsnest Museum/Coleman Community Society 50/50 draw. None of these days would be possible without: the efforts of our terrific volunteers; those who provide monetary or other donations to support these volunteer efforts; and the great pre and post-event coverage we receive from the local radio and newspapers. In spite of the trials and tribulations thrown our way, everyone came through to make the Coleman Community Society’s past year fun for all who participated in any way. We look forward to seeing you in just a few short months for Pumpkins in the Park on November 1st and Christmas in the Park on December 1st, 2013.

Without you we could not continue to bring these celebrations to life!

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Peewee football talk by Coach Tom Holoboff

Well sports fans, the most wonderful time of the year – football season – is once again upon us. To start the season, the Pincher Creek Peewee Mustangs participated in the Claresholm Jamboree. As always, it was an excellent tournament, put on by the Claresholm Raiders. The first match for our local heroes was against the Lethbridge Junior Cougars. Both teams are experiencing growing pains, with a number of new players in new positions. With the late cancellation of the starting quarterback, Trent the Gunner Metcalfe and Bullet Brody Walter were pressed into action with limited practice. Gunner started the game by moving the ball admirably down the field, mixing up sweep left to Jarret Jet Plante, sweep right with Mathew the Giant Bruder, then up the gut to Cutter Lance Paleo. The offensive line, led by Gus Halibert, Ty Anderson and Tysen Teneycke, held the rush from the defence at bay. However, the drive fell short and the ball was turned over to the Cougars. Defence for the Mustangs is going to be a bit of an adventure. Having limited success running the ball up the middle against middle linebacker Richie the Hammer Larander, the Cougars turned to the outside run. It took a few runs before the corners established their reads, giving the Cougars a twotouchdown lead. Hands Grace Kirkness and Tenactious Ty Anderson made some highlight-worthy tackles. Bullet Brody made a valiant effort to lead the offence to the promised land, but the Mustangs fell two touchdowns to none. The second game saw the Mustangs facing the much more experienced Lethbridge Bulldogs. With many of the Mustang players showing great improvement with one game’s experience, this was a closely fought match. The Bulldogs proved to be quick off the line on defence, giving Trent the Gunner and Bullet Brody very little time to make plays. Both learned that playing quarterback is not always glamorous as they picked themselves up off the field. On defence, the Mustangs saw great improvement, with the middle plugged by Tysen Teneycke, Gus Halibert, Ty Anderson, Justin Nelson and Quinn Parker Whitlow on the line and Richie Lagranduer, Lance Paleo, Tegan Teneycke and Grace Kirkness in the linebacker position stuffing any attempt

to run up the middle. Outside run was stuffed by Mathew Bruder and Jarett Plante on the corners, supported by safeties Evan Hitman Malhi, Curtis Ironman Giesbrecht, Trent the Gunner Metcalfe and Isaac Superman Webb. The Bulldogs took advantage of their quarterback’s strong arm, completing a couple of long passes for touchdowns. Even though the Bulldogs did hold on to win two touchdowns to none, the game highlights for me were when Isaac Webb and Tegan Teneycke had their “uh-huh” moment when they got what was happening on the football field. All new players have their uh-huh moments, and it is amazing to see when it happens – the big smile and twinkle in their eyes after making the big play. The last game pitted the Mustangs against longtime rivals, the Claresholm Raiders. With these two teams facing each other numerous times this season, this evenly matched game showed there are many entertaining games yet to come. Again the Mustangs offence struggled against the rush of the Raiders, but the defence showed it will keep the Mustangs in any game. Even with The Meat Gus Halibert and Tysen Teneycke providing excellent blocking technique, the swarming defence of the Raiders seemed to limit the gains made by the offence. One broken play saw Gunner Trent ramble for over 20 yards, with Isaac Webb and numerous other Mustangs throwing punishing blocks to aid the run. The Raiders took advantage of some inexperience and luck to make a couple of long runs for touchdowns, giving them again a two-touchdown to none win over the Mustangs. Overall, the Mustangs gained muchneeded experience and had a whole bunch of fun. As always, the Raiders put on a great jamboree to start the season – a big thank you to Maxine and her crew. Any of you kids between ages nine and 12 wondering if there is a sport out there for you, come give football a try. Football is the one sport that has a position for anyone that has a desire to play, teaching many life lessons along the way. However, do not delay as Sept. 13 is the cut-off for registration. The sooner you come out, the sooner you can start having fun. This is Coach Tom signing off until next week, reminding all of you loyal Mustang fans that everyday is a great day for football.

Become a local community builder “People closest to the problem are more likely to find appropriate and sustainable solutions to the problem. Therefore, equip more citizens with the capacity to lead, and you’ll build a thriving community.” – Ian Hill, award-winning community builder The Pincher Creek region has been selected as a Lighthouse Community for Becoming a Community Builder, a provincewide initiative to build leadership capacity in rural communities. BACB is a 15-week competency-based program for developing community and professional leadership, offering a learning track for adults and a complementary track for high school students. The program is available free of charge to an unlimited number of participants in the town and district of Pincher Creek, Piikani Reserve and Waterton Park. Many individuals in our communities have strong track records of community service. BACB will assist us in building more and better leadership in all community sectors, helping to rejuvenate and strengthen our foundation for leadership. We will leverage the program to build our capacities for trust and collaboration, for aligning vision and action, and for remaining open, responsive and prosperous in a changing world. Community members can register online for this free leadership development program at . BACB has been brought to the region through the efforts of Pincher Creek and District Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Alberta Sustainable Community Initiative, Pincher Creek and District Agricultural Society, Town of Pincher Creek, Pincher Creek Co-op, Canyon School, Pincher Creek Family Resource Society, Napi Friendship Association, Pincher Creek Rotary Club, ATB Financial and several other organizations, businesses and individuals. BACB has been designed by Ian Hill, a recognized humanitarian, social entrepreneur, business leader and award-winning agent for community change. Mr. Hill will be directly involved in the program at key points. This includes an initial community visit Oct. 3, featuring a series of formal and informal activities for learning about BACB, registering in the program, and meeting program staff and Mr. Hill. “We believe that rural communities are relevant in the 21st century, and that community success always boils down to leadership,” states Mr. Hill. “Community leadership capacity is the key, and this means leadership excellence in both formal and informal leaders within all sectors, silos and corners of a community.” “We are excited to have the Pincher Creek Region as a Lighthouse Community,” he continues. “They were selected because we believe the organizing committee and the entire community will become a great example of what can happen when a community makes an all-out commitment to developing more and better informal leadership.” To learn more about Becoming a Community Builder in Pincher Creek, contact Sahra Hancock at 403-627-7948 or ; or James Van Leeuwen at 403627-8427 or . To learn more about the BACB initiative, visit or contact Yvonne Fizer, project director, at 888-957-8743 ext. 6 or .

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Judi Snowdon works with Hunter on sheep herding.

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It’s been a doggone good summer! By Brad Quarin

The Southern Alberta Working Herding Dog Association had a doggone good summer, as its stars placed well in recent dog shows. You’ll have a chance to see some of them in action this Saturday at Heritage Acres. A few of the human members of the club were pleasantly surprised by the performances of their furry friends. Judi Snowdon, a founding member and dog behaviourist at the Shadowbar Shepherds training school off Highway 22, had some proud moments. Her German shepherd Hunter and sheltie Drummer have been herding sheep, with Drummer excelling in the national herding trials in Utopia, Ont. “Drummer’s herding blew me away!” Judi exclaims. With the sheep herding, a score of 75 of 100 is needed to pass. On the last day of the competition, Drummer took 96 points, the best score of the weekend, working with some of the fastest sheep Judi’s seen. She says it was “really exciting” because Drummer had received a zero earlier in the day, and she suspects he may have been secretly planning it that way. The top 10 finalists go to the herding showcase later this month on Vancouver Island. Judi and Drummer made the cut, and so did another member, Lore Bruder, with her dog Daisy Mae. “We’re so excited,” Judi says. In July, Drummer also received his scent hurdle master title in Calgary. It’s a “really

cool” relay involving jumps and the dog finding the dumbbell with its owner’s scent. “It’s really quite an accomplishment,” she says. A particularly emotional moment for Judi came in Cranbrook when her German shepherd Token went up for inspection in looks and movement. Token is 11, old for a German shepherd, but a judge commented Token presented herself better than some dogs at age three. It was Judi who got a Blairmore couple, Trevor and Laurie Milley, into dog shows. They find it very useful for their Labradors, Hoebie and Pippa. “We have to do something with them, because they have so much energy,” Laurie says. “A tired dog is a happy dog.” This summer, some of Hoebie’s energy was spent on an activity called extreme gaters, going through a course with tunnels and gates on a specific path. “You’ve got to remember that, and you have to do it at the speed of light,” Judi explains. It will be done at Heritage Acres. Hoebie is a male silver lab, age two, described by Laurie as “our mellow fellow.” “He’s very, very smart, and he just wants to please you,” she says, making him ideal for extreme gaters. The Milleys have mostly been training Hoebie on agility and jumping, and only started him on extreme gaters in May, Trevor says. They discovered Hoebie was a natural at it. “He was a star, I couldn’t believe it,” Laurie says. “I’m so proud of him.”

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Hoebie competed in novice gaters in early August at Spruce Meadows and earned about 180 points. He was the ninth dog to start and the first not to make a mistake. “He aced it,” Trevor says. Meanwhile, Pippa, a charcoal lab who Laurie says is “too smart for her britches” at only 15 months old, went into rally obedience. In rally-o, the dog and owner go through a course with signs, at which they stop. The owner tells the dog to do what the sign says, be it turning or sitting. Pippa received her novice title, another source of pride for the Milleys. Judi told Laurie that Pippa could be a rally champion some day. Another local puppy, a German shepherd named Justice Shines, will likely go into rally-o one day. Justice, aged nine months, belongs to Sharlet Caroe of Coleman, who calls him very friendly. She’s a fan of the breed and has kept them for years, in spite of a public perception of them as mean. “That’s crazy, it all depends on how you bring up a dog,” she says. In Cranbrook, Justice was judged on his appearance and running and received two ribbons. He was named best puppy in group, out of about 15 puppies of varying kinds, and the best of breeder Juan Carlos Osorio. For Sharlet, the ribbons were unexpected. The dogs were a hit last year in the Heritage Acres Fall Fair, so check them out. It should be a howling good time.

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Enough apples to share Neighbours helping neighbors, helping bears – that is the goal of the Community Apple Network. Since 2006, Crowsnest Conservation BearSmart has been organizing a good old-fashioned apple exchange in Crowsnest Pass. With apples recorded as the second-highest bear attractant in our community (garbage is number one), it is important to pick ripe fruit and windfall regularly, before the bears do. Bears learn the location of good apple trees and share this information with other bears through their scat and trails. The same bears may visit a particular tree daily and can recall the location of that tree in subsequent years. A bear consistently rewarded with an easy meal may become food conditioned or habituated to human presence. A habituated bear may become a safety concern in the community. If you have surplus apples and need help picking your abundant fruit, consider calling the Apple Network. Or, if you are looking for a free food source and are able to help another community member pick their fruit, the Apple Network is for you, too! People looking for help to pick their fruit are matched with those able to help their neighbours by picking their tree and, in exchange, taking some fruit home. Join the free Apple Network by contacting Elizabeth with Crowsnest Conservation at 403-563-0058. Crowsnest Pass Bear Occurrence Data for Aug. 28 to Sept. 3 Information from Fish and Wildlife Department Bellevue – Juvenile black bear sighted in west Bellevue. There is a good berry crop in that vicinity. No issue with human attractants and bear. Frank – Juvenile black bear sighted in Frank area along the river. Again, this was only a sighting and the bear was not into human attractants. Hillcrest – Bear 5 and cubs, monitored by the Crowsnest Conservation BearSmart Committee using a radio transmitter, has been staying outside of Hillcrest and avoiding residences. A second black bear sow with two cubs was sighted moving along the river near east Hillcrest. Fish and Wildlife notes Children are now back to school and will be waiting at bus stops on weekday mornings. Please do your part to ensure public safety by cleaning up your ripe fruit and only placing garbage out on your designated garbage day. Patrols will be stepped up to identify unsecured garbage placed curbside prior to garbage day. Warnings will be issued, followed by fines for non-compliance. Please report your bear sightings to Fish and Wildlife at 403-5623289. Your reports help track bear movements in Crowsnest Pass and help protect the bears and the community. If you have any questions about being BearSmart, contact Fish and Wildlife at 403-562-3289 or Crowsnest Conservation at 403-562-8923. This Bear Brief is brought to you by Crowsnest Conservation’s BearSmart Program and Fish and Wildlife. Sponsors include the Government of Alberta, Shell FuellingChange and the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass.

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Sandra has worn many ag society hats By Brad Quarin In selecting a volunteer of the year during this year’s rodeo, Pincher Creek and District Agricultural Society opted to honour a veteran member. The award went to Sandra Reed, who has been involved in the ag society since 1974, in many different ways. “Isn’t that something?” she says. “I was surprised and I was honoured.” Ag society president Janet Watmough says the award recognizes Sandra’s past service and that Sandra is a person “always there to help.” Capacities Sandra has served in include secretary, bingo chairwoman, fashion show organizer and Cowboy Poetry committee member. She didn’t ask for many of her roles, but stepped in wherever needed. “They just said ‘Could you do it?’ and if I could, I did,” she recalls. Sandra grew up in Calgary and moved to Pincher Creek in 1973, after marrying Allan Reed, who had a grain farm. She’s been retired for five years. After being invited to an ag society meeting in 1974, she went and enjoyed the experience. “We had a wonderful time and met lots of good friends,” she says. “I didn’t know very many people, because I was new.” Her first job for the society was as cooking director during bench exhibits. Her responsibility was to ensure participants brought in their cookies, cakes and other foods to be judged. From there, she did much more. Along with Barbara Holtman, she put on the Mother’s Day fashion show, a get-together for women and fundraiser for the ag society. They usually named a mother of the year. “It wasn’t a lot of work because it was fun to do,” Sandra says. For 12 years, she was also on the committee overseeing Cowboy Poetry, along with many others. It was a “very successful” event, she says, and she helped out where asked and entered a poem of her own once. What kept her in the ag society for so many years was the fun of it, in the friends and the events. When she received the title of volunteer of the year at the rodeo, she gave a short thank-you speech, urging others to volunteer in any service club, charity or church. “If you could just give a little bit of time, once in a while, things will keep rolling,” she says. Outside the ag society, she was active in the Rotary Club for several years and was also a bridge club player. These days, along with Allan, she’s more involved at Heritage Acres and is currently a secretary there. However, Janet says Sandra still helps out the ag society, doing odd jobs as needed.

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In loving memory of

Hector Albert Cote 1929 to 2013

Hector Albert Cote was born Dec. 5, 1929, on a cold and frosty morning, to Albert and Blanche Cote on the family farm on the Christie Mines Road. The youngest of five children, Hector attended Beauvais Lake School. He went to work for different ranches for some time, then went to work for the Provincial Parks at Beauvais Lake. In 1966 Hector met Marjorie Walker, and they married Aug. 3, 1968. Hector instantly acquired seven children: Roberta Myles, Glenna (Louie) Caldwell, Marie (Bill) Mellafont, Marlene (Glynn) Livingstone, Harold (Marla) Walker, Ed (Mel) Walker and Tom Walker. In 1969 Hector, Marj and family moved to Pincher Station. Hector transferred to the Department of Highways, where he worked until he retired in 1985. He received a gold helmet from the provincial government after a tree fell on his head and his hard hat saved his life. At the time of his passing, Hector and Marj were residents of Vista Village. Hector is survived by his wife, Marjorie; their seven children and spouses; his sisters Jeanette O’Brian and Anita Kroetsch; 27 grandchildren, 52 greatgrandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Hector loved his grandchildren, great-granchildren and great great grandchildren, and could recite all 83 names and birthdates because they were his absolute pride and joy. Hector was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Blanche Cote; his sister Cecile Dudley; his brother, Leonard Cote; two grandchildren, Lindsay Mellafont and Gerald Myles; two sons-in-law, Lloyd Johnson and Phillip Myles. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Pincher Creek. If desired, memorial donations may be to the Alberta Cancer Society, 200-325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes 403-627-4864 Pincher Creek

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Shannon Robin photo Locke Marshall, left, receives an honorary Blackfoot name from elder Frances First Charger in a ceremony during the Blackfoot Arts and Heritage Festival held at Waterton in August.

Na Toyik Kaspaki By Brad Quarin

Having spent some time with the Blackfoot people, Locke Marshall of Waterton Lakes National Park knows they take honorary names seriously. That’s why he felt honoured to receive the name Na Toyik Kaspaki from elder Frances First Charger during the Blackfoot Arts and Heritage Festival in August. Na Toyik Kaspaki means Sacred Offering, referring to Locke’s service to Waterton over a long period. The decision to bestow the name on him relates to the effort he and Parks Canada put into helping organize the festival. Previously, special events co-ordinator Christy Gustavison received the honorary Blackfoot name Piita’pootaki, or Flying Eagle Woman. Locke was pleased with this year’s powwow, which drew about 380 people and included many participants, including Blackfoot and other First Nations. Part of the powwow was filmed by PBS. As visitor experience manager at Waterton, Locke is responsible for the visitor centre and campground. In his role, he has helped share Blackfoot culture mainly through the yearly festival, but also by arranging year-round events. This includes storytelling in the interpretive theatre and a Crandell Mountain Campground teepee with crafts, which has been quite popular.

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A handmade gift of love By Shannon Robin It’s a good thing Emily Rigaux is a patient young woman – she waited 18 years to find out what was in the special package in her closet. Emily grew up wondering and imagining what might be in the package. She was told she couldn’t open the gift until she turned 18, and knew only that it was a quilt from her baba, Marjorie Rigaux of Pincher Creek. “When I was 16 my mom said I could open it, but I said ‘No, 18 it shall be,’ ” Emily says. With her 18th birthday coming up this month, Emily decided to unveil her gift last weekend during a show-and-tell session at the quilting retreat held at Bloomin’ Inn near Pincher Creek. It’s the second time she’s travelled from Cochrane for the event, and she knew the quilt and the surprise would be genuinely appreciated by the women in attendance. Like her mother and grandmother, Emily is a quilter herself. “Most of the women in our family quilt, even if only at the retreat,” she says. Marjorie shared the story of the quilt with the group. “I had just finished teaching and so had only five years to live,” she said with a chuckle. She had just formed a quilting group when her grandson announced that he was going to have a baby sister who would be named Emily. Marjorie had learned to quilt by reading books and getting together with other women. She thought a quilt would be a great project to

practise her newly-acquired applique skills on. With help from friends Mary Peters, Betty Fauville, Hazel Truit and Olive Bonertz, the queen-sized quilt with a beautiful Alberta rose pattern was completed. “These ladies supported me in all my crazy ideas,” she said with a grin. While most have passed on, Mary was on hand Saturday when Emily’s gift was revealed for the first time. The quilt was unfolded at last, and Emily saw the gift of love that had been made for her so many years ago. “I was absolutely amazed and I loved it,” Emily says. Marjorie has made smaller quilts for her grandchildren over the years, so Emily has seen her style evolve. Although the Alberta Rose quilt was Marjorie’s first effort, Emily feels it’s the best one. “Maybe it’s because I waited for so long, but it’s filled with a lot of love and a lot of hope.” There were a few sentimental tears Saturday afternoon as this story unfolded to a beautiful ending. Many others shared animated stories of their own works of quilted art during the session. Every stitched piece told a story and the women showed some beautiful work. You can see photos of most of the quilts displayed during the show-and-tell session in the online version of this story at .

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Emily Rigaux, right, receives a special birthday gift from her grandmother Marjorie Rigaux.

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New option for C.N.P. youth By Brad Quarin A new outreach school, known as Outreach West or McGillivray Creek High School, opened last week to provide Crowsnest Pass students with an alternative means of education. The outreach school is located on the second floor of M.D. McEachern Community Centre and offers the Alberta curriculum, primarily through one-on-one instruction. “I’m excited, because I do a lot of work with kids now that are struggling in the school setting, so I see the need,” says Lori Prentice. She’s teaching English and social studies at the outreach school, while John Bole is teaching math and science. “We have our fingers crossed that it’s going to be overused rather than underused.” Outreach programs are a government initiative, and every other high school in the school division has one. This is Crowsnest Consolidated High School’s first. The youth benefiting from the new program would be junior or senior high school students under 20, who may be under one of a number of

circumstances. For example, some may have failed a course and need to redo it. With a smaller student body these days, courses are usually offered at CCHS only once a year, so the student can retake a class in outreach school and still graduate that year. Other students may have work or sports in the way of regular class times and still others “want to zip ahead,” Lori says. Students facing anxiety, depression or other medical conditions may benefit as well. “Sometimes the quiet ones that you don’t really notice are falling behind.” CCHS doesn’t actually know how many young people are living in the area and not going to school, she says. This may be a way to reach them. The program isn’t meant for special needs students, who Lori says are “served really well” in the regular school system. Ultimately, a goal would be for outreach school students to be reintegrated into the public school. CCHS applied to the school board and provincial government to start the outreach pro-

gram, prepared a detailed proposal and received approval in June. As word started getting out, the outreach school received its first registration, with a few other students expressing interest. Starting the school has been challenging and exciting, because of uncertainty about who will use it, Lori says. Depending on who the students are, the schedule of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays may change, and include evenings, weekends and summer school. The outreach school has regular school fees, and there will be a bus going between CCHS and MDM. It’s hoped other students will find a way to get there. Lori and John will be teaching at the outreach school some of the time and will be at CCHS at other times. “We’re hoping that’s one of the strengths, that I’ll know some of the kids because I’ve taught them already,” Lori says. The one-onone approach could also allow for academic and personal counselling. They hope to officially name the outreach school McGillivray Creek High School, after an early Crowsnest Pass mine, thereby reflecting the past and economics of the community.

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Legal concerns? Ask a lawyer By Brad Quarin The law touches everything, so every now and then most people have to deal with it. It’s not always a walk in the park. “A lot of things with the law are very daunting,” says Margaret Byrne, legal resource advisor at the Women’s Resource and Crisis Centre in Blairmore. Crowsnest Pass residents sometimes come to the centre for help. “We’re a great place to start,” she says, as they can provide information and work out problems. “It’s not as scary as it seems.” To answer more questions and save locals a trip to Lethbridge to speak with a lawyer, the Women’s Centre and the Lethbridge Legal Guidance Society are bringing some to the Pass. Ask a Lawyer takes place at the Provincial Building on Saturday, with registration ending today. The Lethbridge Legal Guidance Society is a charitable organization in which 60 lawyers volunteer their time to help people who might not be able to afford their services. Similar societies are found all over Alberta, with Lethbridge’s covering an area from the British Columbia border to Medicine Hat, says its executive director, Judy Godlonton. They do this because they feel there should be fairness in the law to those with lower incomes, she explains. Their lawyers give advice and sometimes go to court for clients. This year, the society received calls from 1,800 people and talked to 400 people, and is handling 70 cases now. It was Margaret who heard of the program and asked for it to come to the Pass, Judy says. They came last year and saw 17 people. “Everyone who came last year was quite happy with it,” Margaret says, and she feels there’s a need. “I really found it quite useful.” Common legal inquiries relate to family law, including divorce, child custody and spousal support, and landlord-tenant issues also come up often, Judy says. Margaret adds they’ll deal with anything, including parking tickets and criminal matters. That’s why it’s important to make an appointment, so the society knows what types of lawyers to bring. Meetings with the lawyers are one-on-one and confidential. It’s open to everyone, male and female, and proof of low income is not required. For an appointment, call 403-380-6338.

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Mark Your Calendar Thursday, September 12 – For Sight lunch meeting - 11:45 a.m. at Bright Pearl Restaurant in Pincher Creek – Community Foundation of Lethbridge & Southwestern Alberta information session - 1:30 p.m. at MD building in Pincher Creek – Shell open house - 5 p.m. at Twin Butte Community Hall – Clubs/organizations mass registration- 6 p.m. in Pincher Creek arena lobby – Ice scheduling meeting - 6:30 p.m. at Pincher Creek rec office – Horace Allen school council welcome-back barbecue - 5:30 p.m. at the school in Coleman – Rotary luncheon - 11:45 a.m. at Heritage Inn, Pincher Creek – Jam session - 2 p.m. at Coleman Legion Friday, September 13 – WHL Thunder Challenge at Crowsnest Sports Complex in Coleman – Heritage Acres Fall Fair - 9 a.m. near Pincher Creek – Farmers market - 11 a.m. at Pincher Creek arena – Meat draws - 5 p.m. at Bellevue Legion – Darts - 6 p.m. at Coleman Legion Saturday, September 14 – Curling club golf scramble - 8 a.m. at the clubhouse in Pincher Creek – WHL Thunder Challenge at Crowsnest Sports Complex in Coleman – Heritage Acres Fall Fair - 7 a.m. near Pincher Creek – Food bank garage sale - 8 a.m. at Napi Friendship Centre in Pincher Creek – Running club - 9:30 a.m. at Monster Fitness in Pincher Creek Sunday, September 15 – WHL Thunder Challenge at Crowsnest Sports Complex in Coleman – Heritage Acres Fall Fair - 7 a.m. near Pincher Creek – Protect the Castle hike to Table Mountain - 8 a.m. at Beaver Mines Lake trailhead parking lot – St. John’s Anglican Church anniversary barbecue - 11 a.m. in Pincher Creek – Community youth group - 7 p.m. at Foothills

Church in Pincher Creek Monday, September 16 – League bowling starts in Pincher Creek – Cribbage - 7:30 p.m. at Coleman Legion – Exercise for Life adult fitness program - 10 a.m. at MDM Centre in Bellevue Tuesday, September 17 – Blairmore Lions Live TV Bingo - 7:30 p.m. on channel 12 – Fun Texas hold ’em poker - 7 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Crowsnest Community Choir - 7 p.m. at Isabelle Sellon School in Blairmore – Governance & priorities meeting - 2 p.m. at municipal office in Coleman – Crowsnest Pass municipal council meeting 7 p.m. in Coleman – Writers Circle - 7 p.m. at the library in Blairmore Wednesday, September 18 – Adventures of Captain Healthy interactive puppet show - 1 p.m. at the library in Blairmore – Exercise for Life adult fitness program - 10 a.m. at MDM in Bellevue – C.N.P. indoor playground - 10 a.m. at MDM Centre in Bellevue – Take Off Pounds Sensibly - 6 p.m. at Bellecrest Seniors Centre in Bellevue

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Walk for her, Walk for hope, Walk for life!

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Thank you Bob Westrop for being our MC! Thank you to our great team of volunteers! Thank you Monster Fitness for the warmup and Zumba demo! Thank you Children’s World Daycare for hosting the Kid’s Zone! Thank you to Jessica McClelland for organizing the Walk of Hope Raffle and to our donors: Monster Fitness Miss Cassie Lee Photography MD of Pincher Creek Grace Adele

Velata Scentsy Younique Mill Canyon Photography

Fondant Cake Creations Lia Sopia Shakeology Stampin’ Up With Tiffany

Polished Nails Jessica Maunsell Photography Jockey Person to Person

Raffle tickets (10 for $5) are available until Sept. 30 at Robin & Co. and The Brick , or from Danielle Tetachuk, Leslie Claringbull, Marlene Bourque or Jessica McClelland.

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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 24 Puzzles answers - page 25

Special features this week: Check our home page regularly for individual story posts, great photos and information not in our print edition.

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We do U.S. tax returns! • Financial Statement Preparation • Corporate Tax Returns • Accounting and Computer Consulting • Setup of Computer or Manual Accounting Systems • Tax, Financial and Estate Planning • Computerized Monthly/Quarterly Bookkeeping, Payroll and GST • Business Consulting and Planning Business Valuations

• Final Returns and T3 Returns • Will Planning Including Tax Analysis of Property Transfers

• Income Tax Preparation • Retirement and Estate Planning • Investment Analysis - Basic education including advice on some of the tools used to evaluate investments, discussion of diversification, risk and rate of return, and various alternative types of investments including tax analysis • Tax Planning Including Income Splitting and Investment Products to Reduce Tax Payable • Tax Estimates for Current or Future Years • Lease vs. Purchase Analysis • Loan/Mortgage Analysis • Insurance Planning • Education Funding and Alternatives • Planning After Separation or Divorce

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

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403-562-0003 1-800-207-8584

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1. Name the 1966 hit by The Royal Guardsmen. 2. Who wrote and released “I Feel Fine,” and when? 3. Which group released “Life in the Fast Line?” 4. Name the 1981 Hall and Oates song that wound up in the films “She’s Out of My League” and “You Again.” 5. Name the 1959 recording that contains this lyric: “During the North African campaign, a bunch of soldier boys had been on a long hike and they arrived in a little town called Casino.” Answers 1. “Snoopy vs. The Red Baron.” Capitalizing on its success, the song was the first of many Snoopy songs the group produced. 2. Written by John Lennon, the song was released by the Beatles in 1964. It was one of the first uses of feedback as a special effect. 3. The Eagles, on their 1976 “Hotel California” album. 4. “Kiss on My List.” 5. “The Deck of Cards,” by Wink Martindale. In the spoken narrative, a soldier is chastised for bringing a deck of cards into church. The soldier explains that each card relates to the Bible, with the ace being God, the four being Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and so on, with every card used as a reference to the Bible.

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1. Is the book of Nimrod in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From the Law in Exodus 21, what’s the penalty to whoever smiteth his father or mother? Death, Starved, Stoned, Blinded 3. Called Diana in some translations, who was the goddess of Asia having a temple in Ephesus? Dagon, Hermes, Artemis, Baal 4. From the book of Matthew, who referred to believers as “salt of the earth”? Jesus, John, Mark, Paul 5. Whose was the voice of one crying in the wilderness? Eli, Aaron, Samuel, John the Baptist 6. From John 3, what did Jesus compare the power of the Spirit to? Sea, Wind, Mountains, Masses Answers: 1) Neither; 2) Death; 3) Artemis; 4) Jesus; 5) John the Baptist; 6) Wind Now available pre-order online: “2014 Bible Trivia Challenge,” Wilson Casey’s Daily Box Calendar. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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