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Memorial service held in Fort Macleod for people dealing with loss

Posted on 17 December 2014 by Editor | Comments (0)

People mourning the death of a loved one can experience a range of emotions during the Christmas season. And that’s just fine, people were told last week during a memorial service at Christ Church Anglican. “I encourage you to be easy on yourself this Christmas,” Rev. Pilar Gateman said. “Sadness and tears are normal and…Continue Reading


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Rotary Carol Festival continues Fort Macleod tradition of joy, friendship

Posted on 10 December 2014 by Editor | Comments (0)

The annual Rotary Carol Festival is traditionally held in the F.P. Walshe school gymnasium. But when the gym wasn‘t available this year due to the modernization project, the Rotary Club of Fort Macleod was not deterred. “The Rotary Carol Festival tradition is not about location,” Rotary secretary Angie O’Connor said. “It’s about joy, friendship and…Continue Reading


RCMP CheckStops throughout Alberta on Friday, Dec. 5

Posted on 05 December 2014 by staff | Comments (0)

The RCMP will conduct roadside CheckStops in local detachment areas and on highways throughout Alberta on Friday, Dec. 5. The CheckStop blitz is part of a Canada-wide RCMP enforcement campaign aimed at keeping and taking impaired drivers off the roads. RCMP drug recognition experts will participate in the CheckStops. These officers are trained to identify…Continue Reading


Fort Macleod town council rejects petition; plans community meeting

Posted on 03 December 2014 by Editor | Comments (1)

Fort Macleod council last week rejected a petition calling for the removal of chief administrative officer David Connauton. Council agreed, however, to a request from the petition organizer to hold a community meeting in the near future. Petition organizer Karen Friesen appeared as a delegation at the Nov. 24 council meeting at the Fort Macleod…Continue Reading

Former Lions Clubs International director Dave Hajny, Lions District Governor Pauleen Cooper, Fort Macleod Lions Club president Diane Ball and secretary Michelle Harris.

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Fort Macleod Lions Club celebrates 75th anniversary

Posted on 26 November 2014 by Editor | Comments (0)

Fort Macleod Lions Club was applauded Saturday night for 75 years of service to the community. From funding new equipment for playgrounds to sponsoring Little League to assisting individuals in need, the Lions have laboured since 1939 on Fort Macleod’s behalf. “This club has done an incredible amount of work, and continues to do so,”…Continue Reading


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Fort Macleod praised for caring about children

Posted on 19 November 2014 by Editor | Comments (0)

A fund-raiser Saturday night at the community hall was music to the ears of supporters of Fort Macleod Kids First Family Centre. Kids First earned strong praise from a well-known neuroscientist for its efforts to build a family centre at W.A. Day school. “It’s clear to me that this is a community that cares about…Continue Reading

The 2309 Fort Macleod Army Cadets carried the colours along Main Street to the community hall.

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Fort Macleod Legion hosts well-attended Remembrance Day ceremony

Posted on 12 November 2014 by Editor | Comments Off

Fort Macleod residents turned out in force Tuesday for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony. It was standing room only at the Fort Macleod and District Community Hall for the service hosted by the Fort Macleod branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. “Courage, loyalty, duty and integrity — those are the core values of our armed…Continue Reading



Train cars derail east of Fort Macleod

Posted on 06 November 2014 by Editor | Comments Off

CP crews are at the scene of a train derailment Thursday morning 11 kilometres east of Fort Macleod. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has deployed a team of investigators to the crash scene near Pearce. Officials are tight-lipped at the scene, saying only that the derailment is “under investigation.” Nine connected cars are on…Continue Reading


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Fort Macleod film festival salutes Canadian Forces

Posted on 05 November 2014 by Editor | Comments Off

A military historian will lead discussions on major events from two world wars — including D-Day — during a film festival in Fort Macleod. Stephane Guevremont is master of ceremonies at the fifth annual Canadian Forces Memorial Film Festival at the Empress Theatre from Nov. 7-9. Guevremont, who teaches military history at Mount Royal University,…Continue Reading

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"NWMP-RCMP: 140 Years of Tradition" was the theme of the 33rd annual Fort Macleod Santa Claus Parade. Here are some images. 30 Photos

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