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Linda Ripley is named Fort Macleod’s Citizen of the Year

Posted on 04 March 2015 by Editor | Comments (0)

The best and brightest of Fort Macleod was honoured Thursday by the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber presented its annual awards during a banquet at Holy Cross Hall. “We appreciate all of you for the contribution you make to the town of Fort Macleod,” Chamber treasurer Brian Nelson said. Linda Ripley was named Citizen of…Continue Reading

The Fort Macleod Mavericks, back row, from left: trainer Taylor Wolstenholme, Elias Smith, Jonah Halcrow, Parker Small Legs, Jayce Van Driesten, Tanner Weasel Head, Triston Wells, Abigal Cryderman, Sienna Smith, Talyn Bruised Head, Brayden Smith and assistant coach Shawn O'Sullivan. Front row, Kalem Krebs, Jordy Welsh, junior manager Braxton Wells, Brody Zmurchyk and Jason Stockton. Missing from photo is Colmyn Crop Eared Wolf, Calim Yellow Face, Cauy Yellow Face, Trez Day Chief, Walker Many Fingers, coach Randy O'Sullivan, manager Marci Stockton and assistant coach Tim Cryderman

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Fort Macleod Mavericks off to Bantam C provincial championship

Posted on 25 February 2015 by Editor | Comments (0)

Jason Stockton scored a hat trick Sunday to power Fort Macleod Mavericks to a 4-3 win over the visiting Cochrane Rockies. The win gives the Mavericks the lead in the best-of-three Central Alberta Tier 4 Bantam Hockey League series. The second game of the series is 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at Cochrane. The third…Continue Reading

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‘Songs For Ken’ raises $10,000 for ALS Society

Posted on 19 February 2015 by Editor | Comments (0)

An impressive line-up of artists loaned their talents Saturday night to the ALS Society of Alberta. “Songs For Ken” at the Empress Theatre raised about $10,000 to support people living with the incurable disease also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. “Our mission is to make each day the best possible day for those impacted by…Continue Reading

The F.P. Walshe Flyers Back row, from left: coach Don Webb, Rylan Clarke, Oakley Bond, Shody Perry, Jack Dietze, Ty Odney, Aidan Kidd and coach Clayton Orr. Front row, from left: Walker English, Cole Sawchuk, Michael McTighe and Dylan Drader.

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F.P. Walshe Flyers land in second place at own Blue and White high school basketball tournament

Posted on 11 February 2015 by Editor | Comments (0)

Calgary Christian Cougars clawed their way to the championship of the 47th annual Blue and White senior boys basketball tournament. The Cougars beat Bassano Broncos and Kainai Warriors to advance to the final, where they grounded tournament host F.P. Walshe Flyers. Sparwood Spartans, Foremost Falcons, Vulcan County Central Hawks and Willow Creek Composite Cobras rounded…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod town council details ‘most’ reasons for sanctioning Mayor Rene Gendre

Posted on 03 February 2015 by Editor | Comments (2)

Town council made public a letter last week outlining its decision to continue sanctions of Mayor Rene Gendre. Council presented the letter to Gendre Jan. 26 at the meeting at Fort Macleod RCMP Centennial Library. “This is not by any means a full statement of all the issues,” Coun. Keith Trowbridge said. “There are others.…Continue Reading

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 Off

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 Off

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 Off

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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Munsch stories

The F.P. Walshe school drama department presented "Munsch At Play" -- a collection of six stories by best-selling children's author Robert Munsch -- on Feb. 7 at the Empress Theatre. 25 Photos

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