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Southern Alberta biogas company gets provincial funding

Posted on 16 February 2017 by staff | Comments (0)

A southern Alberta company shared in $58-million in provincial funding last week. Lethbridge Biogas LP, which produces electricity, received $1,854,000 from the Bioenergy Producer Program. “We are excited to hear that bioenergy’s role in the fight against climate change is recognized,” said Stefan Michalski, director of operations for Lethbridge Biogas LP. “This money is important…Continue Reading

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MD of Willow Creek councillor Glen Alm says province’s biodiversity management framework puts land owner rights at risk

Posted on 25 January 2017 by Contributor | Comments Off on MD of Willow Creek councillor Glen Alm says province’s biodiversity management framework puts land owner rights at risk

LAWRENCE GLEASON – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR Ranchers are not having enough input into the province’s biodiversity management framework, according to MD of Willow Creek councillor Glen Alm. The framework will soon become provincial legislation when it was originally considered to be a guideline. Alm made the remarks in a speech Friday to a receptive audience from…Continue Reading

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Singer-songwriter John Wort Hannam’s Songs For Ken to support ALS Society

Posted on 18 January 2017 by Editor | Comments (2)

Singer-songwriter John Wort Hannam and friends will gather at the Empress Theatre next month to raise money for the ALS Society of Alberta. The third annual Songs For Ken fund-raiser is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Juno Award nominee Worth Hannam headlines a strong line-up for the fund-raiser. The PolyJesters, Brooke Wylie, Tanner James,…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod Chamber of Commerce revives New Year’s baby contest

Posted on 11 January 2017 by Editor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod Chamber of Commerce revives New Year’s baby contest

The search is under way for Fort Macleod’s 2017 New Year’s baby. Fort Macleod Chamber of Commerce has revived its New Year’s Baby contest to reward the baby and parents with a selection of gifts. “The New Year’s baby is a big deal to our community, and the Chamber wanted to help the family celebrate,”…Continue Reading

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Dealership tops annual Fort Macleod food drive

Posted on 05 January 2017 by Editor | Comments Off on Dealership tops annual Fort Macleod food drive

For the second year in a row, Scougall Motors won the Take A Bite Out of Hunger challenge. Take A Bite Out of Hunger pits participants against each other in friendly competition to see who could come up with the most weight in non-perishable food items. “The total weight collected this year was 3,379 pounds,”…Continue Reading

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‘What if’ question hangs over Willow Creek MD

Posted on 29 December 2016 by Contributor | Comments Off on ‘What if’ question hangs over Willow Creek MD

LAWRENCE GLEASON- GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR It was just one question during the Dec. 14 meeting of the MD of Willow Creek, but sometimes one question is the tip of an iceberg, you see or hear only the top 10 per cent while the rest is below the waterline. Division 6 Coun. Neil Wilson asked a question…Continue Reading

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Jacqueline Pratte releases debut CD

Posted on 21 December 2016 by staff | Comments Off on Jacqueline Pratte releases debut CD

Jacqueline Pratt realized a childhood dream this month with the release of her first CD. Ignition is a collection of original songs and covers Pratte, who is from Fort Macleod, recorded at Happy Note Studios in Berkeley, California. Pratte, who is known to friends and family as Jake, admitted to a range of emotions when…Continue Reading

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Community foundation funds Foothills Centre

Posted on 14 December 2016 by Editor | Comments Off on Community foundation funds Foothills Centre

Foothills Centre in Fort Macleod was one of 27 organizations to share in $200,000 in grants last week from the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta. The foundation on Thursday awarded Foothills Centre $8,000, with $1,000 of that coming from the Lethbridge Auto Dealer Association. “We are so grateful to receive this funding as…Continue Reading

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Strong support needed for annual Fort Macleod Community Christmas Dinner

Posted on 07 December 2016 by Editor | Comments Off on Strong support needed for annual Fort Macleod Community Christmas Dinner

Every year at this time, the Fort Macleod community gets together for dinner. The Masonic Lodge takes the lead in organizing the annual Community Christmas Dinner, but it is a true community effort. “If it wasn’t for all the businesses that have donated and the volunteers who help us, we wouldn’t be able to do…Continue Reading

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Macleod Gazette editor Frank McTighe captured some of the action at the Fort Macleod Curling Club's mixed bonspiel on Jan. 7.

Fort Macleod Curling Club held its junior bonspiel Jan. 13-14. Macleod Gazette editor Frank McTighe captured some of the action.

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