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Council approves new Town of Fort Macleod logo

Posted on 02 September 2015 by Editor | Comments (0)

The Town of Fort Macleod has a new logo. Council on Aug. 24 adopted a design presented by economic development manager Virginia Wishart. Wishart had presented six samples to council at its Aug. 10 meeting and received feedback. At the Aug. 24 meeting Wishart presented one that reflected the changes recommended by council. Updating the…Continue Reading

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Sam Bassett earns spot on college hoop team

Posted on 26 August 2015 by Editor | Comments (0)

Sam Bassett is realizing her life-long dream of playing college basketball. The 18-year-old Fort Macleod woman made the SAIT Trojans of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. “For me, this was one of my greatest achievements,” Bassett said. “This is what I dreamed about as a child The five foot eight, 150-pound Bassett played basketball from…Continue Reading

Fire destroyed Red Crow Community College on Aug. 14.

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Fire destroys Red Crow Community College

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

Lethbridge College will support students displaced by a fire that destroyed Red Crow Community College last week. An early-morning fire Aug. 14 destroyed the college, displacing as many as 500 students. Fire crews and police were called to the college and former residential school just north of Cardston at around 4:15 a.m. “This is a…Continue Reading

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Federal government delivers funding for Waterton projects

Posted on 13 August 2015 by admin | Comments Off on Federal government delivers funding for Waterton projects

The federal government last week announced it will invest more than $107-million in Waterton Lakes National Park. Macleod MP John Barlow announced the investment in Parks Canada projects Friday at Waterton. “Historic investments like the ones announced today in our national parks and national historic sites simultaneously preserve our natural heritage while also protecting and…Continue Reading

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Planning under way for triathlon

Posted on 05 August 2015 by Editor | Comments Off on Planning under way for triathlon

Town council will go the extra mile to help a Fort Macleod sporting event. Council agreed last week to close a street for the 13th annual Fort Macleod Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 15. Race co-ordinator Alan Poytress wrote council seeking the Town of Fort Macleod’s support for the three-sport event. Three hundred participants are anticipated…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod auctioneer third in international competition at Calgary STampede

Posted on 28 July 2015 by Contributor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod auctioneer third in international competition at Calgary STampede

HEATHER CAMERON – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR Ryan Konynenbelt placed third earlier this month in the international auctioneering competition at the 2015 Calgary Stampede and won $600 for his accomplishment. “I think it was indeed a huge accomplishment for my career and has definitely encouraged me to continue improving and try for the champion title,” said Konynenbelt,…Continue Reading

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RCAF veteran shares Macleod photos

Posted on 22 July 2015 by Editor | Comments Off on RCAF veteran shares Macleod photos

Photographs from a Royal Canadian Air Force veteran have landed in Fort Macleod. Eddie Frisk, 93, of St. Albert, took photographs of the town while training in 1942 at the British Commonwealth Air Training Program base in Fort Macleod. Dr. Ken Harrison wrote council to explain Frisk, who is his friend, wants to leave the…Continue Reading

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Prairie gothic artist Wendy McNeill returns to South Country Fair

Posted on 15 July 2015 by Editor | Comments Off on Prairie gothic artist Wendy McNeill returns to South Country Fair

Prairie gothic artist Wendy McNeill returns to the stage this weekend at South Country Fair. McNeill is touring in support of One Colour More, her sixth studio album, and is making her third appearance at South Country Fair. “I love the feeling when you just drive into the Fort Macleod area,” McNeill said. “The wind,…Continue Reading

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Larry Simpson named one of Alberta’s most influential people

Posted on 09 July 2015 by admin | Comments Off on Larry Simpson named one of Alberta’s most influential people

Venture magazine last week named a southwestern Alberta man one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people of 2015. Larry Simpson is director of strategic philanthropy and conservation, and associate regional vice-president of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Simpson grew up near Pincher Creek, which gives him a unique perspective on what has become an important…Continue Reading

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