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Kids First Family Centre

Posted on 26 January 2022 by Contributor | Comments Off on Kids First Family Centre

COLLEEN BECK, GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR In recognition of Literacy Day on Thursday, Jan. 27, Kids First Family Centre is featuring a few special ways for the whole family to engage and enjoy reading together. Come down to W.A. Day school and take the Story Walk set up by parent educator Colleen Beck. Follow the fence line…Continue Reading

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Memphis is Fort Macleod’s New Year’s Baby

Posted on 19 January 2022 by Editor | Comments Off on Memphis is Fort Macleod’s New Year’s Baby

Fort Macleod didn’t have to wait long for its 2022 New Year’s Baby. Memphis Amanda Joy Knelsen-White was born at 4:49 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, weighing seven pounds five ounces. Memphis is the first child for Tatyana Knelsen and Bryce White. “It feels great,” said Memphis’s father Bryce White. “It’s a fantastic way to start…Continue Reading

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New FCSS co-ordinator excited by the challenge

Posted on 12 January 2022 by Editor | Comments Off on New FCSS co-ordinator excited by the challenge

Amanda Lawrence is excited for her new opportunity to help the residents of Fort Macleod. Lawrence is the new co-ordinator of Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), taking over from Angie O’Connor who retired Dec. 17 after 14 years in the position. “The position of program co-ordinator felt like the next natural step in my…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod announces new CAO

Posted on 05 January 2022 by staff | Comments Off on Fort Macleod announces new CAO

Fort Macleod council last month hired its new chief administrative officer. Anthony Burdett fills the void left by the resignation of Sue Keenan last fall. “Council is very excited with this announcement, for the future and working together with Anthony Burdett,” Mayor Brent Feyter said in a news release. Burdett doesn’t have to go far…Continue Reading

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Angie O’Connor retires as town’s FCSS director

Posted on 23 December 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on Angie O’Connor retires as town’s FCSS director

Fort Macleod said farewell Friday to a long-time community champion. Friends dropped into council chambers at the G.R. Davis Administration Building on Angie O’Connor’s final day of work as director of Family and Community Support Services. O’Connor retired after 14 years as the head of FCSS. A registered nurse, O’Connor worked 19 years for Alberta…Continue Reading

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Santa and the parade will return one day

Posted on 15 December 2021 by Contributor | Comments Off on Santa and the parade will return one day

JIM MOUNTAIN, GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR As founder of the original Fort Macleod Santa Claus Parade in 1982, I can understand and appreciate the disappointment people are feeling about cancelling the 2021 version of the parade. I see it in comments on FB, and so I want to extend some heartfelt thoughts of support for the organizers,…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod donations support emergency shelter

Posted on 08 December 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod donations support emergency shelter

Fort Macleod and district people opened their hearts — and their closets — in support of the Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter. A record amount of clothes was donated to the Fort Macleod Library’s third clothing drive. “This is the first year it’s been this incredible,” librarian Darlene Hofer said. “The amount of clothes donated…Continue Reading

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Ghostbusters Afterlife delights fans

Posted on 17 November 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on Ghostbusters Afterlife delights fans

A huge roar erupted Saturday night in the Empress Theatre when a sell-out crowd got its first glimpse of Fort Macleod in Ghostbusters Afterlife. The much-anticipated special screening of the Hollywood blockbuster filmed in part in Fort Macleod did not disappoint.  Fans cheered every time Fort Macleod appeared, and when beloved characters made their first…Continue Reading

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New Fort Macleod council installed in office

Posted on 03 November 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on New Fort Macleod council installed in office

Fort Macleod’s newly-elected council was installed last week during its organizational meeting. Mayor Brent Feyter and councillors Werner Dressler, Kristi Edwards, Mackenzie Hengerer, Jim Monteith, Marco Van Huigenbos and Gord Wolsternholme attended their first meeting as a council on Oct. 25. “Congratulations to all of our council,” interim chief administrative officer Liisa Gillingham said. “And…Continue Reading

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