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Albertans can report poachers on-line

Posted on 08 November 2017 by staff | Comments (0)

The province is making it easier to report poachers by giving Albertans the option to use smartphones or computers to…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod needs bumble bee census-takers

Posted on 09 August 2017 by staff | Comments Off on Fort Macleod needs bumble bee census-takers

In response to global concerns about declines in pollinator biodiversity, Friends of the Earth is launching its second Great Canadian…Continue Reading

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Province moves ahead with work in Castle parks

Posted on 02 August 2017 by Editor | Comments Off on Province moves ahead with work in Castle parks

The province is working to upgrade Castle parks to ensure Albertans have a memorable experience. A $20-million improvement plan is…Continue Reading

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Province will protect Castle Special Place

Posted on 09 September 2015 by staff | Comments Off on Province will protect Castle Special Place

Commercial forestry in the Castle special management area has been stopped and the process to designate the entire area is under way. The provincial government announced the steps Friday at a news conference at Blairmore. “Protecting the Castle is critically important for the biodiversity and water quality of this entire region,” Environment Minister Shannon Phillips…Continue Reading

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South Foothills study reveals gradual decline in environment

Posted on 15 July 2015 by robvogt | Comments Off on South Foothills study reveals gradual decline in environment

There is a gradual decline occurring in the environmental health of the South Foothills, an area that includes the western…Continue Reading

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Larry Simpson named one of Alberta’s most influential people

Posted on 09 July 2015 by admin | Comments Off on Larry Simpson named one of Alberta’s most influential people

Venture magazine last week named a southwestern Alberta man one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people of 2015. Larry Simpson is director of strategic philanthropy and conservation, and associate regional vice-president of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Simpson grew up near Pincher Creek, which gives him a unique perspective on what has become an important…Continue Reading

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Volunteers rescue trapped fish from canal near Fort Macleod

Posted on 16 October 2014 by Editor | Comments Off on Volunteers rescue trapped fish from canal near Fort Macleod

For nearly a quarter of a century, a dedicated group of volunteers has gathered early in October to rescue fish trapped in a drained irrigation canal. Peigan Friends Along the River returned Saturday to the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District canal northwest of Fort Macleod to return thousands of fish to the Oldman River. “It’s been…Continue Reading

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Albertans asked to help catch grizzly poachers

Posted on 01 May 2014 by Contributor | Comments Off on Albertans asked to help catch grizzly poachers

Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers want the public’s help with investigations into two grizzly bear deaths in Blairmore and Pincher…Continue Reading

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‘Friends’ return fish to the Oldman River

Posted on 15 October 2013 by Editor | Comments Off on ‘Friends’ return fish to the Oldman River

Hundreds of fish trapped in an irrigation canal northwest of Fort Macleod were returned to the Oldman River on Saturday. For the 23rd consecutive year the Peigan Friends Along the River rescued the fish trapped when the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District canal was drained for the season. “It’s awesome,” fish biologist Mike Bryski said of…Continue Reading

Photo Albums Added

The 2017-'18 Ranchland Hockey League season is under way. Here are some images from the Fort Macleod Mustangs game against the Nanton Palominos on Nov. 18.

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