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Heritage Acres Farm Museum's 29th annual show will feature old-time farming demonstrations, including raking.

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Heritage Acres to host annual show

Posted on 27 July 2016 by Editor | Comments (0)

A popular brand of farm equipment is the focus of Heritage Acres Farm Museum’s 29th annual show. “The Year of Ford-New Holland Farm Equipment” is the theme of the show, which runs from July 29-31 at the museum near the Oldman dam. Heritage Acres will feature agricultural demonstrations, horses, tractors and vintage cars during its…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod athlete wins silver at volleyball nationals

Posted on 20 July 2016 by Editor | Comments (0)

For the second year in a row, Jamie Brown represented Fort Macleod — and Alberta — at a national volleyball competition. Brown and her U18 Alberta teammates claimed the silver medal Sunday at the National Team Challenge Cup at Richmond, B.C. When the volleyball season tipped off last September, the 17-year-old Brown had her sights…Continue Reading

Participating in the sod-turning ceremony for the new seniors' lodge were, from left: Granum Mayor John Connor, MD of Willow Creek Reeve Earl Hemmaway, Fort Macleod Deputy Mayor Brent Feyter, Lethbridge MLA Maria Fitzpatrick, Foothills MP John Barlow, and Willow Creek Foundation members Gord Wolstenholme, Mickey Sloot, Maryanne Sandberg and Pam Young.

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Sod turned for construction of new seniors’ residence in Fort Macleod

Posted on 13 July 2016 by Editor | Comments (0)

The sod was turned Thursday for a project that two years ago seemed out of reach. The ceremony signalled the start of construction of a $9-million seniors lodge in Fort Macleod. “It was St. Francis of Assisi who said, start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing…Continue Reading

Members of the Class of 2016 toss their mortarboard caps into the air at the conclusion of the cap and gown ceremony.

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F.P. Walshe school Class of 2016 praised for resilience, strength

Posted on 06 July 2016 by Editor | Comments Off on F.P. Walshe school Class of 2016 praised for resilience, strength

F.P. Walshe school celebrated the Class of 2016 last week at the annual cap and gown ceremony. Forty-six graduating Grade 12 students crossed the stage at the Fort Macleod and District Sports Centre. The arena was filled with family and friends who turned out to help the graduating students celebrate a milestone in their lives.…Continue Reading

Sandra LaMouche leads the W.A. Day school dancers.

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W.A. Day school students celebrate retiring teacher

Posted on 29 June 2016 by Editor | Comments Off on W.A. Day school students celebrate retiring teacher

W.A. Day school paid tribute last week to its longest-serving staff member. The school held a celebration at the community hall June 21 to give Lori Filatoff a big send-off into retirement. Filatoff, who has taught Kindergarten to Grade 3 in Fort Macleod for 35 years, was escorted into the Fort Macleod and District Community…Continue Reading

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

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

Posted on 23 June 2016 by Editor | Comments Off on A-T walk, bike ride raise $65,000 for research

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

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

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.

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Annora Brown: pioneer interpreter of the western Canadian landscape

Posted on 08 June 2016 by Contributor | Comments Off on Annora Brown: pioneer interpreter of the western Canadian landscape

“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

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