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Students released helium-filled biodegradable balloons with notes carrying their names and reference to the sod-turning ceremony.


Providence Christian school turns sod for expansion

Posted on 22 April 2015 by Editor | Comments (0)

Students, staff and long-time supporters celebrated Thursday as the sod was turned for a 9,000 sq. ft. expansion at Providence Christian school in Monarch. The $1.3-million expansion will provide the school with a gymnasium, eight new classrooms, a commercial kitchen and offices. “It is truly a pleasure that we can be here together on a…Continue Reading

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Tory leader Jim Prentice says Berger is right choice

Posted on 15 April 2015 by Editor | Comments (0)

Progressive Conservative candidate Evan Berger got a ringing endorsement Saturday from his party’s leader. Jim Prentice said Evan Berger is the right choice for voters on May 5 in the Livingstone-Macleod riding. “Everywhere you go in this riding people know about Evan Berger,” Prentice said. “They know how hard he works and how much he…Continue Reading

River Valley Wilderness Park is in the background as Doug McTrowe carries the cross on 27th Street.


Fort Macleod Christians follow Way of the Cross on Good Friday

Posted on 08 April 2015 by Editor | Comments (0)

Christians staged a symbolic walk in their saviour’s footsteps last week in Fort Macleod. About 50 people took part in the annual Way of the Cross procession on Good Friday. With Doug McTrowe and Chris Adamiak taking turns carrying the wooden cross, the procession moved through the Stations of the Cross that marked events on…Continue Reading


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Fort Macleod RCMP investigating assault that left man in critical condition

Posted on 06 April 2015 by Editor | Comments Off

A Fort Macleod man is in critical condition in Foothills Hospital in Calgary with severe head injuries from an attack. Fort Macleod RCMP and forensic specialists were at the Heritage Motel on the west end of Main Street late Friday afternoon. Police crime scene tape was across the door to a unit on the east…Continue Reading



Fort Macleod’s Marion Swinarton celebrates 105 years of life

Posted on 01 April 2015 by staff | Comments Off

On March 21, Marion Swinarton, a long-time resident of Fort Macleod, celebrated her 105th birthday with residents and many visitors at Fort Macleod Extendicare. To add to the special occasion, Donna Richard, Worthy Grand Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, presented Marion with her 70-year certificate and jewel on behalf of the Grand Chapter…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod says cheers to Fargo TV series star Ted Danson

Posted on 25 March 2015 by Editor | Comments Off

Ted Danson, as bartender Sam (Mayday) Malone in the hit television series Cheers, knew that sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. Danson can add Fort Macleod’s Cafe Orange to the list of places where he is welcomed as an old friend. Danson, the star of TV and movies, was in town…Continue Reading

Melody Bannerman, Val Kostelansky and Stasha Donahue prepare to serve lunch as part of the Justice Film Festival.

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Fort Macleod Justice Film Festival provides food for thought

Posted on 18 March 2015 by Editor | Comments Off

Among the topics explored at the third annual Justice Film Festival was one that fed the mind, as well as the body. About 40 people turned out Saturday morning at the Empress Theatre to watch a film about food waste and take part in a discussion led by a guest speaker. They were then invited…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod Chamber of Commerce elects directors at annual general meeting

Posted on 11 March 2015 by Editor | Comments Off

Domiec Holwerda will lead the Fort Macleod and District Chamber of Commerce in the coming year. Holwerda was elected president Thursday during the Chamber’s annual general meeting. Elections dominated the agenda of the meeting in the board room at Young Parkyn McNab. Josh Beusekom was elected vice-president and Brian Nelson was returned treasurer. Chamber members…Continue Reading



Linda Ripley is named Fort Macleod’s Citizen of the Year

Posted on 04 March 2015 by Editor | Comments Off

The best and brightest of Fort Macleod was honoured Thursday by the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber presented its annual awards during a banquet at Holy Cross Hall. “We appreciate all of you for the contribution you make to the town of Fort Macleod,” Chamber treasurer Brian Nelson said. Linda Ripley was named Citizen of…Continue Reading

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Flyers Bball March 2015

F.P. Walshe Flyers opened the 2A south zone high school basketball playoffs with a win over Crownsest Panthers, but were eliminated in the next round by a loss to Immanuel Christian Eagles. Here are some images. 23 Photos

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