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Granum Old Jail and Museum volunteer Mike Sherman beside the new pillory and stock built by Gavin Moore for the Granum Old Jail and Museum.

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Granum museum features colourful character from past

Posted on 20 May 2015 by Editor | Comments (0)

A colourful character from the past is the subject of a new exhibit at the Granum Old Jail and Museum. Nora Tanuina Mortes Barley Power — known affectionately as Rainbow Power by Granum and Fort Macleod residents — has a prominent place in the museum. “She was quite an icon in Granum,” museum volunteer Mike…Continue Reading

Fourth-year nursing student Matt Burbank demonstrates the cuff of the LifePak 15 portable cardiac monitor and defibrillator, seen at far right, as registered nurse Merline Heal looks on at Fort Macleod Health Centre. Photo by Denise Joel.


New heart monitor a lifesaver at Fort Macleod Health Centre

Posted on 13 May 2015 by Contributor | Comments (0)

KERRI ROBINS – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR When Daniel Plourde collapsed on Nov. 14, 2013, he was 20 minutes outside of town and fearing for his life because of the pains in his chest. “I got home and my wife called the ambulance and got me to the hospital in Fort Macleod,” the 59-year-old Plourde said. “By…Continue Reading


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Wildrose blooms in Livingstone-Macleod riding on election night

Posted on 05 May 2015 by Editor | Comments (0)

Pat Stier and the Wildrose Party are back in familiar territory as Alberta’s Official Opposition. This time they will be facing Rachel Notley and the New Democrats, who lived up to advance billing in the polls to form a majority government in Tuesday’s provincial election. “Although it was more or less predicted, it is shocking…Continue Reading

Prentice and Evan Berger

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Tory leader Jim Prentice says Berger is right choice

Posted on 15 April 2015 by Editor | Comments Off

Progressive Conservative candidate Evan Berger got a ringing endorsement Saturday from his party’s leader. Jim Prentice said Evan Berger is the right choice for voters on May 5 in the Livingstone-Macleod riding. “Everywhere you go in this riding people know about Evan Berger,” Prentice said. “They know how hard he works and how much he…Continue Reading

River Valley Wilderness Park is in the background as Doug McTrowe carries the cross on 27th Street.


Fort Macleod Christians follow Way of the Cross on Good Friday

Posted on 08 April 2015 by Editor | Comments Off

Christians staged a symbolic walk in their saviour’s footsteps last week in Fort Macleod. About 50 people took part in the annual Way of the Cross procession on Good Friday. With Doug McTrowe and Chris Adamiak taking turns carrying the wooden cross, the procession moved through the Stations of the Cross that marked events on…Continue Reading


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Fort Macleod RCMP investigating assault that left man in critical condition

Posted on 06 April 2015 by Editor | Comments Off

A Fort Macleod man is in critical condition in Foothills Hospital in Calgary with severe head injuries from an attack. Fort Macleod RCMP and forensic specialists were at the Heritage Motel on the west end of Main Street late Friday afternoon. Police crime scene tape was across the door to a unit on the east…Continue Reading



Fort Macleod’s Marion Swinarton celebrates 105 years of life

Posted on 01 April 2015 by staff | Comments Off

On March 21, Marion Swinarton, a long-time resident of Fort Macleod, celebrated her 105th birthday with residents and many visitors at Fort Macleod Extendicare. To add to the special occasion, Donna Richard, Worthy Grand Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, presented Marion with her 70-year certificate and jewel on behalf of the Grand Chapter…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod says cheers to Fargo TV series star Ted Danson

Posted on 25 March 2015 by Editor | Comments Off

Ted Danson, as bartender Sam (Mayday) Malone in the hit television series Cheers, knew that sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. Danson can add Fort Macleod’s Cafe Orange to the list of places where he is welcomed as an old friend. Danson, the star of TV and movies, was in town…Continue Reading

Melody Bannerman, Val Kostelansky and Stasha Donahue prepare to serve lunch as part of the Justice Film Festival.

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Fort Macleod Justice Film Festival provides food for thought

Posted on 18 March 2015 by Editor | Comments Off

Among the topics explored at the third annual Justice Film Festival was one that fed the mind, as well as the body. About 40 people turned out Saturday morning at the Empress Theatre to watch a film about food waste and take part in a discussion led by a guest speaker. They were then invited…Continue Reading

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Traditional First Nations drumming and dancing, a princess contest and a Blackfoot naming ceremony highlighted a school pow wow May 7 at the Fort Macleod and District Sports Centre. Here are some images. 15 Photos

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