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No amount of alcohol safe for pregnant women

Posted on 22 May 2018 by Editor | Comments Off on No amount of alcohol safe for pregnant women

It’s time for Albertans to talk about alcohol and pregnancy. That’s the conversation Debbie Deak is initiating in her role with the South Alberta FASD Network. “FASD is a big issue,” Deak said. “The best we can do is try to educate people and get the message out.” Deak was at Fort Macleod Library on…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod residents stand against bullying

Posted on 08 March 2018 by staff | Comments Off on Fort Macleod residents stand against bullying

Fort Macleod residents joined other Albertans who showed their support and took a stand against bullying on Wednesday by participating in Pink Shirt Day. Ten years ago, two Nova Scotia teens started a movement when they wore pink to support a fellow student who was being bullied. Now people all over the world wear pink…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod man’s life changed by lyme disease

Posted on 08 March 2018 by Editor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod man’s life changed by lyme disease

Dave Carlson has had a difficult journey since he contracted lyme disease four years ago. Lyme disease has affected every…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod groups host fentanyl information session Wednesday

Posted on 31 January 2018 by staff | Comments Off on Fort Macleod groups host fentanyl information session Wednesday

MICHAEL MCTIGHE, MACLEOD GAZETTE STAFF Fort Macleod residents are invited to learn more this week about the opioid epidemic. The…Continue Reading

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Influenza immunization clinic in Fort Macleod on Oct. 30

Posted on 25 October 2017 by staff | Comments Off on Influenza immunization clinic in Fort Macleod on Oct. 30

Alberta’s annual influenza immunization program got under way on Monday. The first free clinic in Fort Macleod is Monday, Oct.…Continue Reading

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The Man Van is rolling into Fort Macleod

Posted on 30 August 2017 by staff | Comments Off on The Man Van is rolling into Fort Macleod

Don’t worry men, it’s a blood test, not a glove test. The Man Van will be at Fort Macleod’s Main Street Market on Thursday, Aug. 31 between 5-8 p.m., offering free baseline PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood tests to men over the age of 40. The PSA test is a simple blood test that helps…Continue Reading

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Pertussis immunization booster dose clinics in south zone

Posted on 16 August 2017 by staff | Comments Off on Pertussis immunization booster dose clinics in south zone

Starting Monday, Aug. 21, Alberta Health Services will offer a booster dose of immunization that protects against pertussis, or whooping…Continue Reading

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Pertussis outbreak declared in south zone

Posted on 14 June 2017 by staff | Comments Off on Pertussis outbreak declared in south zone

Alberta Health Services has declared an outbreak of whooping cough, or pertussis, in the west part of the south zone.…Continue Reading

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Mobile mammography service to visit Brocket

Posted on 14 March 2017 by staff | Comments Off on Mobile mammography service to visit Brocket

Women aged 50 to 74 years — the group most at risk of developing breast cancer — will have access…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod Skating Club held its annual carnival March 17 with the theme, ‘Under the Sea.' Here are some images.

Macleod Gazette editor Frank McTighe captured some of the action at the Fort Macleod Curling Club's ladies bonspiel.

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Was ABC right to fire Roseanne Barr and drop her sitcom ‘Roseanne' from its programming in response to her Twitter comment about Valerie Jarrett, an African-American woman who was a senior adviser to former U.S. President Barack Obama?