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Fort Macleod urged to take COVID-19 seriously

Posted on 01 April 2020 by Editor | Comments (0)

Officials are imploring Fort Macleod residents and other Albertans to take the threat of COVID-19 seriously and do their part…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod business owner made the right decision with greenery on main

Posted on 01 April 2020 by staff | Comments (0)

Jacqueline Sharp recognized potential when she bought Village Greenery and Gifts from Eileen Moses and renamed the business greenery on…Continue Reading

Fort Macleod Minor Hockey names new award for long-time coach

Posted on 01 April 2020 by Editor | Comments (0)

Fort Macleod Minor Hockey has created a new award in memory of a long-time volunteer. The Merv Friesen Volunteer of…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod council responds to pandemic challenges

Posted on 01 April 2020 by Editor | Comments (0)

Extraordinary times create extraordinary actions. The COVID-19 pandemic drove Fort Macleod council last week to live-stream its regular meeting on YouTube. “These are unprecedented times,” Mayor Brent Feyter said. As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, council conducted its meeting via Zoom, an on-line communication service. That allowed councillors Jim Monteith, Marco Van Huigenbos,…Continue Reading

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Province to enforce self-isolation for travellers

Posted on 25 March 2020 by staff | Comments (0)

The Alberta government on Thursday made it mandatory for travellers returning from outside of Canada to self-isolate. Community peace officers, in addition to police, can now issue tickets to enforce COVID-19 public health orders. “We must do everything we can to protect Albertans through this pandemic,” Premier Jason Kenney said during a news conference. “While…Continue Reading

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Livingstone Range names administrators for F.P. Walshe

Posted on 25 March 2020 by staff | Comments (0)

Livingstone Range School Division has a new administration team for F.P. Walshe school. Beginning in the 2020-’21 school year, Chad…Continue Reading

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U of L appoints new manager of Indigenous Student Services

Posted on 25 March 2020 by Editor | Comments (0)

Lindi Shade brings plenty of wellness experience to her new role as manager of the University of Lethbridge’s Indigenous Student Services and she’s eager to help students succeed and build cross-cultural connections. Originally from the Kainai First Nation, Shade completed a bachelor of arts with a major in psychology at the U of L. Shade…Continue Reading

Headwaters film released for World Water Day

Posted on 25 March 2020 by staff | Comments (0)

Do you know where your water actually comes from? A non-profit group of southern Alberta land owners thinks it’s important…Continue Reading

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Livingstone Range appoints FACES principal

Posted on 25 March 2020 by staff | Comments (0)

Joel Gamache is the new principal of a popular Livingstone Range School Division program. Livingstone Range named Gamache principal of…Continue Reading

COVID-19: UPDATES

People in Fort Macleod and district who have symptoms and think they may have COVID-19 should call Health Link at 811. If their symptoms match the criteria, Health Link will advise on their next steps regarding testing.

Most recent updates below.

  • There are 358 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, including one in Claresholm.
  • Since yesterday, 31 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Alberta, bringing the total to 226. Sixteen cases are suspected to be as a result of community transmission. The rest are travel-related.
  • Canada and the United States have an agreement that will restrict non-essential travel across the border, including for tourism and recreation. Canadian and American citizens and permanent residents who are currently visiting each other's country can still return home.
  • Forty-nine new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Alberta, bringing the total Friday afternoon to 195. On a positive note, three people who contracted the virus have been identified as recovered.
  • Fort Macleod Fish and Game has cancelled its awards banquet set for Saturday, March 28.
  • The Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod is closed.
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