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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 (0)

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 (0)

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.

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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

Fort Macleod RCMP seized weapons and drugs from a residence early Friday morning.

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RCMP stage drug bust in Fort Macleod

Posted on 27 April 2016 by Editor | Comments Off on RCMP stage drug bust in Fort Macleod

Five people, including three from Fort Macleod, face charges after a drug bust Friday on 26th Street and Fourth Avenue. RCMP Sgt. Laura Akitt said in a news release police executed a search warrant early Friday at a Fort Macleod residence. Police seized 88 grams of powder cocaine, 65 grams of crack cocaine and seven…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod thanks volunteers with concert

Posted on 20 April 2016 by Editor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod thanks volunteers with concert

The contribution of community volunteers in Fort Macleod was applauded last week. Fort Macleod held its appreciation night April 12 at the Empress Theatre during National Volunteer Week. Jaydee Bixby, who was runner-up in the 2007 Canadian Idol contest, entertained with a 90-minute concert of country and other hit songs. “We just want to thank…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod residents rallied to save stray cat

Posted on 13 April 2016 by Contributor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod residents rallied to save stray cat

TRISH HOSKIN – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR I want to thank and acknowledge the staff at Edgewater Companion Vet Clinic, Claresholm CARes Animal Rescue Society and all the people from near and far that rallied behind a very sick little stray cat. For the last month or so, a friendly stray was hanging around our street. When…Continue Reading

Scott Woods brings his show ‘Love That Fiddle' to Fort Macleod on June 4. The concert is a fund-raiser for the new gym at W.A. Day school and Holy Cross Church.

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Fiddler Scott Woods brings new show to Fort Macleod

Posted on 06 April 2016 by Editor | Comments Off on Fiddler Scott Woods brings new show to Fort Macleod

That flippin’ fiddler is coming back to Fort Macleod. Scott Woods, known for pulling off a somersault and other fancy tricks while playing his fiddle, will perform June 4. The concert at the Fort Macleod and District Community Hall is in support of Holy Cross Church and the new gym at W.A. Day school. Organizer…Continue Reading

Daren Blair and George Berry of Berry Architecture and Associates presented drawings of the new $9-million seniors' lodge in Fort Macleod during an open house.

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Fort Macleod residents get first look at design of new seniors’ lodge

Posted on 30 March 2016 by Editor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod residents get first look at design of new seniors’ lodge

Fort Macleod residents got their first look last week at plans for a 40-unit $9-million seniors’ lodge. Berry Architects Ltd. of Red Deer gave a 90-minute presentation that included a 3D tour of the interior and exterior of the building. “We have one philosophy that we carry into all of our projects,” George Berry said.…Continue Reading

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