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Pride flag flies over Fort Macleod

Posted on 14 August 2019 by Editor | Comments Off on Pride flag flies over Fort Macleod

Cheers went up Saturday afternoon in Centennial Park as Georgie Buzunis and Kelley Murphy raised a Pride flag that will fly for a week over Fort Macleod. About 100 people turned out at Centennial Park for the “Room For Everyone” event, which included raising the rainbow-coloured flag. “This flag represents love and acceptance,” Lee Holfeld…Continue Reading

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New event celebrates Fort Macleod as diverse, inclusive community

Posted on 07 August 2019 by Editor | Comments (0)

A group of citizens wants to make the point Saturday, Aug. 10 that there is room for everyone in Fort Macleod. They have organized a free event from 2-4 p.m. at Centennial Park that includes the raising of a rainbow-coloured Pride flag at 3 p.m. “It’s family-friendly,” committee member Trish Hoskin said. “We want members…Continue Reading

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Fort Museum marks six decades since ‘official’ opening

Posted on 31 July 2019 by Editor | Comments Off on Fort Museum marks six decades since ‘official’ opening

When the South Alberta Horse Artillery fires its cannon Saturday, Aug. 3 it will mark 60 years since a cannon was fired to mark the official opening of The Fort — Museum of the North West Mounted Police. On Saturday, Aug. 8, 1959, it was World War One veteran and long-time Fort Macleod postmaster Frank…Continue Reading

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Organic fertilizer plant sets up in Willow Creek

Posted on 31 July 2019 by Contributor | Comments Off on Organic fertilizer plant sets up in Willow Creek

LAWRENCE GLEASON, GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR Hangar 6 at the Claresholm Industrial Airport is now home to Candeo, a company whose board of directors includes Charlie Mayer, former minister of agriculture of Canada in the government of Brian Mulroney, during the 1980s. The company could be up and running by the end of this year, producing an…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod couple creates annual gift for library

Posted on 24 July 2019 by staff | Comments Off on Fort Macleod couple creates annual gift for library

A Fort Macleod couple has created an annual gift for the Town of Fort Macleod Library. Ray and Maxiene Bodgener left a designated bequest to the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta. The community foundation works endowments, which means the initial gift is invested in perpetuity, while the investment income earned goes back into…Continue Reading

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South Country Fair marks 33rd year

Posted on 17 July 2019 by Editor | Comments Off on South Country Fair marks 33rd year

A Fort Macleod music tradition continues this weekend with the 33rd annual South Country Fair. The fair offers three days of music, entertainment and fellowship at Fort Macleod Fish and Game Park. South Country Fair offers something for everyone, with music on two stages, spoken word performances, and health and wellness activities. Master of ceremonies…Continue Reading

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Chelsie Harris nominated for leadership scholarship

Posted on 09 July 2019 by Editor | Comments Off on Chelsie Harris nominated for leadership scholarship

Chelsie Harris is a young woman whose presence is felt in many corners of the community. The graduating Grade 12 student’s willingness to get involved, help out and take leadership roles earned her F.P. Walshe school’s nomination for the 2019 Dr. Lloyd Cavers Student Leadership Scholarship. The Cavers scholarship recognizes students for leadership, citizenship, service,…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod Triathlon adds virtual component

Posted on 02 July 2019 by staff | Comments Off on Fort Macleod Triathlon adds virtual component

The Fort Macleod Triathlon will take place about a month earlier than it has the past 16 years. The popular swim, bike, run event was moved to Saturday, July 13 from its traditional August date to avoid problems caused by late summer forest fires. “The last two years the air quality has been horrible,” organizer…Continue Reading

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F.P. Walshe grads receive sacred eagle feather blessing

Posted on 26 June 2019 by Editor | Comments Off on F.P. Walshe grads receive sacred eagle feather blessing

A sacred Blackfoot tradition was carried out at F.P. Walshe school with an eagle feather blessing ceremony. Blackfoot elder Peter Strikes With A Gun blessed the eagle feathers for 13 graduating First Nations and Metis students. “This blessing is a preparation of responsibility,” Strikes With A Gun said. “The eagle feather has been used within…Continue Reading

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