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People head into the country on the 18th annual A-T Walk for a Cure.


A-T walk, bike ride raise $65,000 for research

Posted on 23 June 2016 by Editor | Comments (0)

Conrad and Rhonda Van Hierden remain committed to finding a cure for a rare deadly disease that attacks children. Their faith that a cure for A-T will be found is contagious, and hundreds of people turned out Saturday to raise $65,495 for research. “We know there’s a cure going to come,” Van Hierden said. “It’s…Continue Reading

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F.P. Walshe student needs on-line votes for project

Posted on 14 June 2016 by Editor | Comments (0)

A Grade 8 student needs her community’s support to earn a trip to the nation’s capital. F.P. Walshe school student Sidney Wolff is one of six southern Alberta youths competing in the Young Citizens Project. Sidney placed first at the Heritage Fair at F.P. Walshe in April and then earned a ribbon of excellence at…Continue Reading

The provincial bronze medal-winning F.P. Walshe Flyers.

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F.P. Walshe Flyers win 11th consecutive medal at high school girls rugby provincials

Posted on 08 June 2016 by Contributor | Comments (0)

ANDREW WALMSLEY – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR This past weekend the F.P. Walshe Flyers girls’ rugby team participated in their 11th consecutive provincial championships. They are the only program in the province with that record, and the fact that they had medaled in all 10 of their previous provincial championships put pressure on the new crop of…Continue Reading

Fort Macleod artist Annora Brown.


Annora Brown: pioneer interpreter of the western Canadian landscape

Posted on 08 June 2016 by Contributor | Comments (0)

“By the 1930s artists were capturing scenes from many Canadian landscapes,” Annora Brown wrote from the Ontario College of Art. “Their canvases depicted Quebec, Ontario, outpost Winnipeg and a strip of the West Coast.” But her own prairie region “was as little known as the Antarctic landscape!” She resolved to change that omission, though I’m…Continue Reading

Annora Brown's painting of Gallardia. Photo courtesy the Glenbow Museum.

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Cameos: The Life and Work of Annora Brown

Posted on 01 June 2016 by Contributor | Comments (1)

JOYCE SASSE – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR There’s a treasure chest of Annora Brown paintings located in the Collections and Research Archives of Calgary’s Glenbow Museum. The shame is that only occasionally have they been displayed or lent to other public institutions. The blessing is that they have been so carefully preserved they are of pristine quality.…Continue Reading

Traditional drumming and singing accompanied the grand entry.

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Medicine wheel is focus of Piikani parent conference

Posted on 25 May 2016 by admin | Comments Off on Medicine wheel is focus of Piikani parent conference

Parents and grandparents went to school Friday on the Piikani Nation. They were taking part in the 2016 parent conference at Piikani Nation Secondary School. The conference had the theme “Healthy Minds, Healthy Communities, Healthy Families and Healthy Schools.” “The theme of this year’s conference is focusing on the medicine wheel,” principal Crystal Good Rider…Continue Reading

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W.A. Day school student initiates Fort McMurray fund-raiser

Posted on 18 May 2016 by Editor | Comments Off on W.A. Day school student initiates Fort McMurray fund-raiser

A Grade 4 student at W.A. Day school in Fort Macleod initiated a fund-raising project to support students at Fort McMurray. Peyton Wallin, 10, was watching the morning television news earlier this month and witnessed the devastation as a wildfire swept through Fort McMurray. Peyton arrived at W.A. Day school that morning, wanting to do…Continue Reading


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Empress Theatre Society chooses classic ‘The Wizard of Oz’ for new production

Posted on 11 May 2016 by admin | Comments (1)

The Wizard of Oz comes to the stage of the Empress Theatre this week. The beloved musical is the fourth community theatre production by the Empress Theatre Society, following on the successes of Anne of Green Gables, Nunsense and Chickens. “This particular production truly displays what community theatre is, and everything we wanted to achieve…Continue Reading

Lieut. Werner Dressler of the 2309 Fort Macleod Army Cadets holds the Dutch flag as the piper plays.


Fort Macleod tulip garden marks Dutch-Canadian friendship

Posted on 04 May 2016 by Editor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod tulip garden marks Dutch-Canadian friendship

As a lone piper played in the background Wednesday, Fort Macleod Deputy Mayor Brent Feyter sprinkled water on a garden that symbolizes a link between Canada and Holland. The Town of Fort Macleod last fall was one of 140 recipients of bulbs for a 70th anniversary Dutch-Canadian friendship tulip garden. “This is a special occasion…Continue Reading

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