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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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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

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Canada will bring citizen travellers home

Posted on 21 March 2020 by staff | Comments (0)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday morning announced efforts to bring Canadians home from abroad. The government of Canada is working with Canadian airlines and foreign governments to provide access to commercial flights for Canadian travellers who want to return home. “COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving global issue,” Trudeau said. “That is why we are…Continue Reading

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G.R. Davis Administration Building in Fort Macleod to close to public

Posted on 19 March 2020 by staff | Comments Off on G.R. Davis Administration Building in Fort Macleod to close to public

The G.R. Davis Administration Building will close to the public Monday morning. The building on 20th Street houses the offices of both the Town of Fort Macleod, Livingstone Range School Division and Family and Community Support Services. The provincial declaration of a state of public health emergency due to COVID-19 and the safety and well-being…Continue Reading

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New on-line tool helps determine need for COVID testing

Posted on 18 March 2020 by staff | Comments Off on New on-line tool helps determine need for COVID testing

Alberta Health Services has developed a simple on-line assessment tool to help people decide whether they need to be tested for COVID-19. Available at ahs.ca/covid, the tool asks questions about symptoms and takes users through steps to help determine whether they should call Health Link at 811 for testing. “AHS teams have come together to…Continue Reading

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Palominos gallop past Mustangs in RHL playoff

Posted on 11 March 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Palominos gallop past Mustangs in RHL playoff

Fort Macleod Mustangs gave regular season champion Nanton all it could handle, but the Palominos won the horse race to the Ranchland Hockey League championship series. The Palominos won the fifth and deciding game of their semifinal series 5-1 Sunday in Nanton. The Palominos advance to the championship best-of-five against Lethbridge Lightning, who beat Siksika…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod to discuss stray cat issue

Posted on 04 March 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod to discuss stray cat issue

Fort Macleod residents will have an open discussion about stray and feral cats in the town. The Town of Fort Macleod is hosting a community cat public engagement session at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 at the G.R. Davis Administration Building. R.J. Bailout, executive director and co-founder of the Canadian Animal Task Force will be in…Continue Reading

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Junior Chamber Program puts students to work

Posted on 26 February 2020 by staff | Comments Off on Junior Chamber Program puts students to work

Last fall, the Fort Macleod Chamber of Commerce kickstarted a new program, the Junior Chamber Program, to involve students from Grades 10-12 in their community by placing them in volunteer work placements throughout the town. In exchange for their volunteer services, students were set up to gain vital life skills such as communication, leadership, planning,…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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