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Fort Macleod Farmer’s market wraps another successful season

Posted on 25 September 2014 by Editor | Comments (0)

The Fort Macleod Farmer’s market closed out another season Thursday. Co-ordinator Marion Van Sluys said the weekly markets at the curling rink continue to be popular. “It’s been a great season,” Van Sluys said. The Farmer’s Market season runs each year from July to September. Vendors each week display a wide variety of products, including…Continue Reading

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Macleod MP fires on Canmore biathlon range

Posted on 17 September 2014 by Contributor | Comments (0)

PAM DOYLE – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR The life of a Member of Parliament might suggest that they have to dodge bullets from time to time but on Sept. 5, four Alberta based MPs took a few shots themselves. They were learning to hit targets at the Canmore Nordic Centre Biathlon range. An hour of biathlon training…Continue Reading



Progressive Conservatives elect Jim Prentice as leader

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

Jim Prentice is the new leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party. Prentice defeated Thomas Lukaszuk and Ric McIver in balloting by party members on the weekend. “The end of this leadership campaign represents a new beginning,” Prentice said. “Tonight, we begin the work of restoring trust in government — and making Albertans proud of…Continue Reading

Singer-songwriter Indio Saravanja performs Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Empress Theatre.

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Singer-songwriter Indio Saravanja to perform at Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod

Posted on 02 September 2014 by Editor | Comments (0)

Singer-songwriter Indio Saravanja is excited about his return to Fort Macleod on Saturday, Sept. 6. Saravanja, who performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Empress Theatre, is fond of the town and its people. “We almost bought a house in Macleod a few years ago, believe it or not,” said Saravanja, who at present lives on…Continue Reading

The Great Root Bear beside Warren Gallamore's 1955 Thunderbird at Cruisin' for a Cause on Thursday at Fort Macleod A&W.


Cruisin’ for a Cause fund-raiser in Fort Macleod vital for MS patients

Posted on 27 August 2014 by Editor | Comments Off

Allan Kristinson’s life changed overnight. Kristinson went to bed feeling fine and awoke to the onset of what he would later learn was multiple sclerosis, a chronic, often disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord. “I went to bed one night fine and woke up the next morning and my one eye was paralyzed,…Continue Reading



Bluegrass band rambles into Fort Macleod on Thursday

Posted on 20 August 2014 by Editor | Comments Off

One of Canada’s best new bluegrass bands will perform a mix of original and traditional music Thursday, Aug. 21 in Fort Macleod. The Slocan Ramblers are looking forward to their performance at 7:30 p.m. in the intimate confines of the Fort Macleod Arts Building. “For me, the more intimate shows are almost always our favourite,”…Continue Reading

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Community shows it’s ‘Macleod Proud’ during 140th anniversary celebration

Posted on 13 August 2014 by Editor | Comments Off

Fort Macleod celebrated the 140th anniversary of the arrival of the North West Mounted Police on Thursday with a party for the ages. “Our great town is so proud of its heritage and culture,” Deputy Mayor Trish Hoskin said. “Just look what we have here. We have a community that shines.” Hoskin welcomed hundreds of…Continue Reading

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Family, friends celebrate life of Colton Crowshoe

Posted on 06 August 2014 by Editor | Comments Off

Family and friends remember Colton Crowshoe as a friendly young man who loved to make people smile. A candlelight vigil was held Thursday at Piikani Nation Community Centre in Brocket for the 18-year-old Crowshoe, who was murdered in Calgary. “He was a good kid,” Colton’s father Jimmy Crowshoe said. “To me, he’s an angel.” More…Continue Reading


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Heritage Acres Farm Museum preparing to host its annual show

Posted on 29 July 2014 by Editor | Comments Off

Heritage Acres Farm Museum will focus on transportation during its annual three-day show. Horses, wagons, tractors and cars will be showcased during the 27th annual show, which runs from Friday, Aug. 1 to Sunday, Aug. 3. Exhibitors and artisans will begin setting up their displays at 12 noon on Friday. A pancake breakfast will be…Continue Reading

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Party in the Park 2014

Here are some images from the Party in the Park hosted by Fort Macleod Drug Coalition. 13 Photos

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The Town of Fort Macleod is inviting input into its new municipal development plan at sessions on Sept. 30 and Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Welcome Mat. Which of these visions for Fort Macleod would you su

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