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Members of the Blood Tribe rally for awareness of the danger of the drug Oxy 80, which is linked to 10 deaths.

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Blood Tribe rallies to fight growing use of deadly drug

Posted on 22 January 2015 by Contributor | Comments (0)

HEATHER CAMERON – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR A rally to bring awareness to 10 deaths connected to the drug Oxy 80 was held Monday at Moccasin Flats just outside of Cardston. “These RCMP should get their act together and get these guys straightened out,” Blood Tribe member Elvis Clovis Shot On Both Sides said. Shot On Both…Continue Reading

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F.P. Walshe Flyers claim second at Battle of the Badlands in Drumheller

Posted on 14 January 2015 by Editor | Comments (0)

F.P. Walshe Flyers lost a thriller Saturday night in the championship game of the senior high boys Battle of the Badlands basketball tournament at Drumheller. A missed three-pointer late in the contest prevented the Flyers from forcing overtime against Livingstone Sabres from Lundbreck. The Sabres, who led most of the way, held on for a…Continue Reading


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Fort Macleod STARS volleyball tourney funded air ambulance mission

Posted on 07 January 2015 by Editor | Comments (0)

Fort Macleod’s ongoing support for STARS air ambulance paid off in a local emergency. STARS carried out a life-saving mission July 31 in Fort Macleod that was paid for by the annual co-ed volleyball tournament. “It hits pretty close to home,” tournament organizer Mike Bourassa said. STARS officials were in Fort Macleod last month to…Continue Reading

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Community Foundation announces $4.4-million gift from rancher

Posted on 22 December 2014 by staff | Comments Off

Rural communities across southwestern Alberta will benefit from the $4.4-million estate bequest of Bill Long, a rancher from the Fishburn district southeast of Pincher Creek with ties to Fort Macleod. The donation was announced Friday at an event attended by past and current board and staff members of the Community Foundation, community members and friends…Continue Reading

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Memorial service held in Fort Macleod for people dealing with loss

Posted on 17 December 2014 by Editor | Comments Off

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 Off

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 Off

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 Off

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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Santa Claus Parade 2014

"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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