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Cameo: Finding companionship

Posted on 13 July 2016 by Contributor | Comments Off on Cameo: Finding companionship

Being a single woman in a couple-oriented small community is never easy. Annora Brown was no exception. She belonged to…Continue Reading

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Annora Brown: pioneer interpreter of the western Canadian landscape

Posted on 08 June 2016 by Contributor | Comments Off on Annora Brown: pioneer interpreter of the western Canadian landscape

“By the 1930s artists were capturing scenes from many Canadian landscapes,” Annora Brown wrote from the Ontario College of Art. “Their canvases depicted Quebec, Ontario, outpost Winnipeg and a strip of the West Coast.” But her own prairie region “was as little known as the Antarctic landscape!” She resolved to change that omission, though I’m…Continue Reading

The Last Book Review

Posted on 08 June 2016 by Contributor | Comments Off on The Last Book Review

Contributor – Herb Johnson (who turned 80 last week) This book report will not deal with a specific novel. It…Continue Reading

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The Life and Work of Annora Brown

Posted on 01 June 2016 by Contributor | Comments (1)

JOYCE SASSE – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR There’s a treasure chest of Annora Brown paintings located in the Collections and Research Archives of Calgary’s Glenbow Museum. The shame is that only occasionally have they been displayed or lent to other public institutions. The blessing is that they have been so carefully preserved they are of pristine quality.…Continue Reading

Review: Nemesis, by Bill Pronzini

Posted on 01 June 2016 by Contributor | Comments Off on Review: Nemesis, by Bill Pronzini

HERB JOHNSON – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR sThis is one of a series by Pronzini featuring the nameless detective. We know his…Continue Reading

Review: Raylan, by Elmore Leonard

Posted on 10 May 2016 by admin | Comments Off on Review: Raylan, by Elmore Leonard

HERB JOHNSON – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR Federal marshall Raylan Givens and a team of SWAT guys descend on a motel in…Continue Reading

Review: Watching the Dark, by Peter Robinson

Posted on 03 May 2016 by Contributor | Comments Off on Review: Watching the Dark, by Peter Robinson

HERB JOHNSON, GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR Recently a person who was reading the particular novel was overheard to say the it was…Continue Reading

Review: The Target, by David Baldacci

Posted on 26 April 2016 by Contributor | Comments Off on Review: The Target, by David Baldacci

Jessica Reel and Will Robie are stone killers. They work for the CIA. In a previous novel Jessica killed two…Continue Reading

Review: Betrayal of Trust, by J.A. Jance

Posted on 19 April 2016 by Contributor | Comments Off on Review: Betrayal of Trust, by J.A. Jance

HERB JOHNSON – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR Josh Deeson is a troubled 15-year-old living in the governor’s mansion with his grandparents. Having…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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