About The Gazette


The Macleod Gazette . . . unfolding since 1882.

The Macleod Gazette is an independent newspaper published every Wednesday
at Fort Macleod, Alta.
310 Col. Macleod Blvd. (Main Street)
P.O. Box 720, Fort Macleod, Alta., T0L 0Z0
Phone: 403-553-3391
Fax: 403-553-2961
E-mail: ftmgazet@telusplanet.net



The Macleod Gazette lays claim to being the oldest newspaper in Alberta. The newspaper has changed owners several times in its history. In 2001 Frank and Emily McTighe bought the Gazette from Jack Murphy, who spent 33 years as an employee and later owner of The Macleod Gazette.

The Macleod Gazette was honoured by the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association as the best newspaper in its class in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. The Canadian Community Newspapers Association recognized The Macleod Gazette in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009 as best all-around paper in its circulation category. The Gazette has also won numerous awards for news reporting, photography, opinion writing, education writing, coverage of the arts, sports reporting and design.

Read more in this section’s stories about our history.