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Fort Macleod Health Foundation raises $21,000 for local care

Posted on 22 October 2014 by Editor | Comments (0)

Fort Macleod Health Foundation provided an opportunity Saturday for residents to support health care in the community. The annual Oktoberfest banquet and live and silent auctions raised $21,000 for local health care. “It’s just absolutely phenomenal, the amount of hard work, dedication and — most importantly — the heart that is put into it,” said…Continue Reading


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Volunteers rescue trapped fish from canal near Fort Macleod

Posted on 16 October 2014 by Editor | Comments (0)

For nearly a quarter of a century, a dedicated group of volunteers has gathered early in October to rescue fish trapped in a drained irrigation canal. Peigan Friends Along the River returned Saturday to the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District canal northwest of Fort Macleod to return thousands of fish to the Oldman River. “It’s been…Continue Reading

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Chinook Country honours buffalo jump’s Pat Ness for outstanding service

Posted on 07 October 2014 by Editor | Comments (0)

Pat Ness of Fort Macleod was honoured Thursday for her outstanding work at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Ness received the award for Outstanding Visitor Information Services from Chinook Country Tourist Association. “The winner . . . is always upbeat and willing to help,” the nomination said of Ness, who works at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. “She is…Continue Reading

Fort Macleod resident John Viens and archeologist Jack Brink unveiled the framed atlatl dart Saturday at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.

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Centuries-old artifact comes home to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Posted on 30 September 2014 by Editor | Comments (0)

John Viens recalled Saturday how a special artifact strengthened his connection to the past. Viens donated an atlatl dart he found a half century ago at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump for permanent display at the museum. “When I held that point in my hand I always thought to myself somebody 5,000 years ago was doing exactly…Continue Reading

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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 Off

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 Off

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 Off

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

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Peigan Friends Along the River staged their annual fish rescue at the LNID irrigation canal northwest of Fort Macleod. Here are some images from the 2014 event. 12 Photos


The junior and senior high school volleyball seasons are under way. Here are some images. 24 Photos

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The first influenza immunization clinic in Fort Macleod is Thursday, Oct. 23. Will you be lining up for a shot?

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