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Shootin’ the Breeze

Semptember 14, 2011 NANTON

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My Little Corner

I’ve been called an opinionated person a time or two in my life, and certainly have my own interpretation of many things! Even so, I have chosen to reserve only a little corner of the paper for those thoughts of the publisher/editor. This past week has flown by as we prepared for the debut issue of Shootin’ the Breeze. I’ve spent time throughout the distribution area meeting business owners and chatting with people on the street about what we’re doing. Most of the feedback has been positive, although not 100 per cent of course! Through my travels and research in the past few months I’ve been impressed by the neat shops, the fascinating people,

and the variety of events offered in the region that we have chosen to cover. Last week I overheard one shopkeeper describe himself as “a husband’s dream” in reference to the variety of items on his shelves to appeal to women, and visited with a business owner and his daughter who really knew how to shoot the breeze! I learned how real chocolate is made, and came across many interesting story ideas. I felt heartsick for the Hebert family of Sparwood and thrilled for them when Kienan was returned home. I watched enthusiastic kids play street hockey for hours despite the heat, and now can’t wait to see what next week brings! - Shannon Robin, Publisher

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Five W’s The “five W’s” of who, what, where, why, when, and the “H” of how are the basis of most writing and introductions. This is the first edition of Shootin’ the Breeze, and the answers to those questions will help you discover what we’re all about! Shootin’ the Breeze is published by Mountainside News and Printing, a company formed by Dennis and Shannon Robin in June of 2011, in Pincher Creek. Shootin’ the Breeze is a print and multi-media combination, while the company also offers personal and commercial printing. Shannon has been wearing most of the hats with the Shootin’ the Breeze project so far. Last week she was pleased to welcome her brother, Cary Robison on board as production and editorial assistant, and to the town of Pincher Creek. Leslie Claringbull has been busy assisting with advertising sales and enlisting distributors. Jaiden Panchyshyn assists with production, and Darren Dugan is the man behind the website. What we are doing is promoting the people, places and events along the Rocky Mountains and sharing every day good news in a professional but light manner. Shootin’ the Breeze is distributed every Wednesday via retail locations, restaurants, and professional offices. More than 2500 print copies are distributed from Nanton south to Fort Macleod and west to Fernie. News is covered for this same region, and we look forward to hearing from individuals and groups about the happenings in their area. The online companion of Shootin’ the Breeze is www.mountainsidenews.ca. The complete print paper is posted each Wednesday as an interactive version.

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This means that a click of your mouse on the email or website address printed in an ad will take you directly to that site. The news portion of the online paper will be updated each weekday, so you will always find something of interest to read. The website also includes an interactive online business directory, event calendars, blogs to chat with the publisher/editor or with an expert, coupons not available in the print paper, and special features including comics, puzzles, horoscopes, history, home and garden information, financial advice, Bible verses, top 10 listings, celebrity and Hollywood tales, soap opera updates, sports, seniors issues, pet pages, cooking advice and home repair guidance. “Why?” is a question we’re asked frequently. Some believe that newspapers in any form are going the way of the dodo bird. We believe that by creating a combination of a high quality print product and a jam-packed website that we can serve people who want to keep on top of the good news generated in our area. This also offers a unique mixture of promotion for our advertisers. Most importantly, we’re concerned with the bombardment of negative news we are exposed to on a regular basis, so have simply chosen to focus on the good stuff. If we can provide you with a chuckle or a bit of inspiration then we’re doing our job. We’re always looking for news, and challenge our readers to put on their reporter hats to keep us abreast of sports scores, service club activities, school happenings and anything else that interests them. We trust that our readers know what they want to see in print. Our publication and online project happen by the strength of commitment of all involved with an added dash of creativity and courage and a few sleepless nights. Let’s shoot the breeze!

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Area Farmers Markets Wrapping Up

A highlight of the summer months is the opportunity to take in the local farmers markets. Fresh baking, locally grown produce, and local handicrafts are the main attractions. As fall approaches, the markets are beginning to shut down. Shoppers in the Claresholm area will want to be sure that they take in the final market being held today. The sale runs from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Claresholm Arena. The final farmers market in Fort Macleod will be held on Sept. 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the curling rink. This will be in conjunction with the Community Resource Fair sponsored by Fort Macleod Family and Community Support Services. In Pincher Creek, the farmers market will continue to run until Oct. 7. The Friday markets are held at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is also hosting their annual Harvest Festival on Sept. 16 and 17, and again on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. This summer wrap up honours local artists. Nanton residents have a few weeks left to take in their local market. The Nanton farmers market is held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the United Church parking lot, and will continue until Oct. 1. The Granum farmers market will wrap up on Sept. 25, and can be found on the east side of Main Street. The Fernie Mountain Market attracted vendors from the Elk Valley and beyond with approximately 40 vendors selling their wares at the twice weekly market. Operations wrapped up on the Labour Day weekend. Make the time to visit a market in your area to check out the local goods and services before the snow flies!

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The Fernie Mountain Bike Club’s sixth annual downhill event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Fernie Dirt Jump Park (Aquatic Centre). The race begins at 8 a.m. and takes riders from the top of Morrissey Ridge to the valley bottom. As well as the thrill of the ride, entrants receive an authentic Dirt Diggler t-shirt, a number plate, prizes, appies and beer. Volunteers also get free appies and beer, so it appears that a good time will be had by all! If you are interested in volunteering please contact Derek at birdhousereno@shaw.ca. This event is for serious riders, and video from last year’s race can be found here: http://vimeo. com/15142953. Click on this link from www.mountainside.ca to go directly to the web video.

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Did something or someone make you laugh today? Did a loved one celebrate a milestone or achievement? Did one of your students create a stunning work of art? We are proud to welcome your contributions to Shootin’ the Breeze. If it’s important to you, then it’s important to us! Reader photos are a great addition to any publication and we invite you to share them along with your news. Call 403-904-2227 or e-mail news@ mountainsidenews.ca to share your good news or photo!

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Tees-ing for a Good Cause

It’s not every day that a golf tournament invitation includes the reminder, “Don’t forget your flippers.” But that’s just par for the course when it comes to Emily Brydon’s ability to combine fun and fundraising. Billed as “far from conventional,” the tournament -- set for Saturday, Sept. 17 at Fernie -- is an upbeat fundraiser for the youth support organization founded five years ago by the three-time Olympian. The Emily Brydon Youth Foundation provides financial help -- more than $150,000 so far -- enabling Elk Valley youth to pursue opportunities in sports, the arts and education. Since 2006, the annual golf event has raised $110,000, and other donations have totalled $40,000. Fernie is the hometown of Brydon, an alpine skier who competed for Canada in the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics. She is a nine-time World Cup medallist.

The entry fee for Saturday’s tournament is $175 per person. Registration details are available online at www.emilybrydonyouthfoundation.com. For a peek at the type of antics in store for the event, check out the “heckler hole” video at www.youtube. com/watch?v=hNQg8dlVIE8. (Visit our online edition at www.mountainsidenews.ca for a direct link.) Expect the unexpected at the Emily Brydon golf tournament!

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Crowsnest 3 on 3 Young hockey players took to the ice three-on-three style last weekend for a preseason challenge at the Coleman Sports Complex. The tournament attracted teams from several southern Alberta and Elk Valley communities, and some were made up of players from a mix of towns. Lethbridge Ambush won first place in the tournament’s novice division; Crowsnest Zombies, second place; and Elk Valley Invaders, third. In the atoms division, the Thrashers from Pincher Creek captured first place; the Blades (mixed), second; and Crowsnest Pass Mob Squad, third. Crowsnest Pass Blue Thunder were first in the peewee division; the Green Goblins (mixed), second; and the Red Warriors (mixed), third. The event was a joint effort of Crowsnest Pass minor hockey and Crowsnest Pass community services.

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Curling Club Fundraiser This past Saturday, 20 foursomes hit the greens at the Pincher Creek Golf Club to raise funds for the local curling club. According to curling club president Randy Elliott, about $4,000 in entry fees was taken in before expenses. Golfers could also purchase 50/50 and raffle tickets as well as mulligans. All participants appeared to be having a great time both on the course and at the clubhouse dinner served afterward. Each team received a prize for their efforts. The day was beautiful and hot, and several golfers also went home with sunburns. Earning top honours in the best ball tournament were the group shown in the photo above. Greg Shackel, Joel Hasselman and Hayden Shackel, all of Pincher Creek, along with Marty Lant of the Crowsnest Pass, led the pack with a low score of 64. This first-time tournament will add to the kitty for a new curling rink to be

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built in Pincher Creek. Drawings of the new facility are to be finalized this week, and where the rink is built will depend on the final size of lot required. Club president, Randy, is hoping that it will be built near the golf course as the general consensus is that there is a good fit between the facilities. Last winter, members of the Pincher Creek Curling Club took to the ice in neighbouring communities due to issues with the curling facility in town. After considerable building and ice plant repairs, it will soon be time to see if the ice plant starts up. The 150 or so members hope to start their curling season on home ice. The building will undergo monthly inspections to ensure all remains up to par. If you’re interested in throwing rocks with the Pincher Creek Curling Club, they offer women’s, men’s, mixed and junior leagues with instruction available for beginners. The club also hosts three bonspiels during the season.

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Terry Fox Run Pincher Creek participants will join thousands of others across Canada this weekend in the annual Terry Fox Run for cancer research. The Pincher Creek fundraising run, one of hundreds across the country, starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, in the MCC Arena parking lot. Registration begins at noon in the arena lobby. Bill Elton, one of the volunteers spearheading the campaign, says everyone is welcome to run, walk, bike or wheel the five-kilometre circuit -even multiple times, if desired. Typically, the Pincher Creek run raises between $2500 and $3500, he said. Donations totalled $4500 last year. Later in the month, more funds will be raised during special Terry Fox Run events at schools. Participa-

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tion in this region is anticipated from schools in Pincher Creek, Lundbreck and Crowsnest Pass, Mr. Elton said. The national school run day is Wednesday, Sept. 28. There’s still time to get involved in Sunday’s main run! Pledge forms are available at the library and other locations displaying a Terry Fox Run poster, online at www.terryfox.org, or by calling Bill Elton (403-627-6932) or Margaret Keer (403-627-3885). Across the border at Fernie, 32 runners, walkers and cyclists (shown below) -- including the entire Ghostriders hockey team -- hit the trail last Sunday, raising about $200. Coach Will Verner said this was the Junior B club’s second year organizing Fernie’s Terry Fox Run, which was held a week early to prevent conflicts with the team’s road schedule.

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Spinney Brothers Coming to Fort Macleod Submitted by The Empress Theatre

Genuine acoustic bluegrass performed by Nova Scotia’s famed Spinney Brothers opens the Empress Theatre’s popular Centre Stage concert series next month in Fort Macleod. Fresh and traditional bluegrass will be performed Oct. 27 and 28 by brothers and group founders Allan Spinney on guitar and vocals, and Rick Spinney on banjo and vocals, along with Gary Dalrymple on mandolin, fiddle and vocals, and Terry Mumford on bass and vocals. Nova Scotia has a long-standing history of enjoying and producing traditional bluegrass music, dating back to the 1950s when a Kentville radio station popularized the music of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. The Spinney Brothers have maintained the tradition and popularity of bluegrass in Nova Scotia and throughout Canada since 1992, when Rick and Allan debuted their band with “a tight brother duet style that was immediately recognized for its energetic and distinctive sound.” The Spinney Brothers are noted for their unique bluegrass sound, with a heavy banjo, mandolin and southern fiddle style that has brought them multiple awards and a huge fan base nationwide. They have toured from coast to coast,

and south of the border from Maine to California. In 2012, hardcore bluegrass and Spinney Brothers fans will cruise the Florida Keys and Mexico with the group. The Spinney Brothers were inducted into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, and were the 2009 and 2010 Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Music Awards vocal group of the year. The group has celebrated much success, including more than 30 other ECBMA awards since their first, for most promising band, in 1992. The Spinney Brothers toured across Canada in 2010 on the strength of their most recent CD, Side By Side. With eight other albums under their belts, including Golden Leaves Begin to Fall and The Spinney Brothers Going Home, their tight duet singing is considered to represent the best found in bluegrass today. The Spinney Brothers are the first performers in a series of six Centre Stage concerts at the Empress Theatre in 2011 and 2012. Other concerts include International Guitar Night on Nov. 26 and 27, I’m Dreaming of a Wright Christmas with Michelle Wright on Dec. 6 and 7, African Guitar Summit on Jan. 18 and 19, a Stan Rogers Tribute by Nathan Rogers on Feb. 22 and 23, and Caladh Nua on March 15 and 16.

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Hockey fans can get their fill this weekend in Coleman at the third annual Thunder Challenge. As the primary fundraiser for the Crowsnest Pass Minor Hockey Association, the event is a big one featuring three WHL teams. Participating in the challenge are the Calgary Hitmen, the Kootenay Ice, and the Lethbridge Hurricanes. First to hit the ice are the Ice and the Hurricanes on Friday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m., followed by the Hurricanes vs. the Hitmen on Saturday at 7 p.m. The final game features the Hitmen vs. the Ice on Sunday at 2 p.m. For further information visit www.crowsnestpassminorhockey.com

In support of our new publication, The Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod has donated two tickets to the opening night Spinney Brothers show on Oct. 27. To enter, readers need only complete the entry form on the Mountainside News website by visiting www. mountainsidenews.ca. One entry will be accepted per email address. A draw from all eligible entries will be made on Oct. 15. The tickets will be held at the box office of The Empress Theatre. A great big “thank you” is extended to Brent Hutchinson of The Empress Theatre for supplying the tickets and to all readers who visit our online publication.

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Thank You! Shootin’ the Breeze has been a thought in the back of my head for two years . . . it’s now a reality which wouldn’t have happened without the support of many people. My husband Dennis, daughter Jaiden, and our extended families have shared their ideas and suggestions and have been patient while I’ve been so busy this summer. I am fortunate to have such strong people standing beside me as we launch this endeavor. The staff of Robin & Co. Chartered Accountant and North and Co. Law Office have been most patient during the office renovations, and Leslie Claringbull has been a great help contacting advertisers and distributors. Behind the scenes guidance and expertise has come from Kate Winquist of The Boomtown News, David Burnham of Harper Burnham & Associates, Trent Drever of Cortech, Rod Matchett of Xerox, Cary Robison, and Darren Dugan of farmer teds technicals inc. My dad, Oren Robison, has shared a tremendous amount of know-how based on his lifetime of work in the newspaper and communications field. The inspiration is priceless and my gratitude is endless. With sincere thanks Shannon Robin


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www.livelyrealty.com 2207 20th Avenue Nanton, AB $440,000 - Exceptional recreational 1/4 section of land SW of Pincher Creek. Private, secluded, private registered easement road, rolling to steep topography with numerous stands of poplar & spruce, several springs on the property, great mountain views and quality building sites.

403-652-0353

Allison IsBell 403-601-1236

Brigitt Manz Associate

Cory Tourond Associate

Cell Phone 403-627-8200

Cell Phone 403-563-4024

Cell Phone 403-563-8551

Each office independently owned and operated -- Operated by 970498 Alberta Ltd.

Ryan J. Frazer

1361B 7th Avenue Fernie, BC 250-423-4113

ryan@c21maximum.ca

www.c21maximum.ca

Dale Stuckey 403-627-1771 403-627-6618 Pincher Creek

2305 2nd Avenue

Fort Macleod: MLS #20093976 3 & 2 bdr bungalow, close to schools, beautiful lot

MLS #20111150 3 bdr bungalow, new addition, new renos, full lot, great view

MLS #20114099 3 bdr manufactured home, great condition, on full 66x99 lot, priced to sell

MLS #20104640 132x99’ lot zoned retail transitional, highway location, price now only $94,000

MLS #20111954 Exclusive 1975 816 sq ft, 2 bdr mobile home on rented lot only $16,900

MLS #20112134 Commercial 3800 sq ft shop, 2 full lots, priced to sell

Marvin IsBell

Exclusive 1297 sq ft, 3 bdr manufactured home on rented lot, only $28,800

Allan Lively

MLS #20110561 6 bdr manufactured home, full owned 66x99 lot, large addition, wood stove

Exclusive - 2007 20x76’ manufactured home, immaculate open design near Fort Macleod, must be moved, $3000 moving allowance included

403-627-7776

www.sutton.com

Fort Macleod

kenwh@telus.net Ken Hedley 403-553-3576

MLS #20104843 Great acreage, 3.5 acres, 232 Avro Anson Road, 1667 sq ft bungalow

403-603-8072

stuckeyd@telusplanet.net

Royal LePage South Country

MLS #20100647 Excellent business and 6414 sq ft building, downtown location between two major highways, excellent profit, price reduced

$330,000 - Beaver Mines, 1040 sq. ft., 2 suites (both rented out), 0.48 acre lot. Great recreational property. Neighboring 5 lots available.

Harry Lively

Peter Maloff Broker

8506 - 19th Avenue Coleman Along Hwy #3 Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

$525,000 - asking for this 215 acre parcel east of Pincher Creek. Over 1/2 mile of creek frontage, great building sites offering spectacular mountain views. Great for country residential and specialty farm or ranch enterprise. $129,000 to $169,000 Four residential or recreational building lots in the Hamlet of Beaver Mines in the heart of the recreational playground of southern Alberta. 10 minutes west of Pincher Creek and 30 minutes from several lakes, numerous streams, Castle Mountain Ski Resort, Oldman River Dam, Crowsnest River, Crowsnest Pass.

1-866-463-9168

Granum: MLS #20110065 Large residential lot in new area of Granum only $35,500 MLS #20112364 2 or 3 bdr bungalow, large lot, garage, reduced Rocky Mountain House: MLS #20113887 138 acres, trees, meadows, springs, wells, services, sites, views MLS #20112792 5 acres, high fence, trees, sites, water potential MLS #20112319 7 acres, 3961 sq ft custom executive home, beautiful yard

Double Click MLS# to view listings online We refer anywhere and have access to all MLS listings We need listings - call Ken today!

Shootin' the Breeze – Sept. 14, 2011  

Sept. 14 issue of Shootin' the Breeze

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