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Mustangs host Innisfail Saturday in home opener

Posted on 13 October 2021 by Editor | Comments (0)

Fort Macleod Mustangs take on the Ranchland Hockey League’s newest team Saturday to open the 2021-’22 season. The Mustangs host the Innisfail Eagles at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Fort Macleod and District Sports Centre. The Eagles are led by coach Brian Sutter, who played 12 seasons in the NHL with St. Louis…Continue Reading

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COVID cases remain high in Fort Macleod

Posted on 29 September 2021 by Editor | Comments (0)

COVID-19 continues to explode across Alberta. The province is reporting 21,307 active cases, with 1,063 people in hospital and 265 in intensive care. Dr. Deena Hinshaw said 100 per cent of new ICU admissions were people who are not vaccinated. Alberta has had 2,645 deaths due to COVID-19. In the south zone, which includes Fort…Continue Reading

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F.P. Walshe school joins Student Vote Canada

Posted on 22 September 2021 by staff | Comments Off on F.P. Walshe school joins Student Vote Canada

More than 700,000 students across the country — including those at F.P. Walshe school in Fort Macleod — participated in Student Vote Canada, coinciding with Monday’s federal election. F.P. Walshe students cast their ballots for the official candidates running in the Foothills riding in voting held in the main foyer. The Fort Macleod students cast…Continue Reading

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Two Granum veterans honoured in special ceremony

Posted on 15 September 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on Two Granum veterans honoured in special ceremony

With a cool north wind blowing across the prairie Saturday afternoon, a solemn ceremony paid tribute to two veterans almost lost to time. Private Robert John Emmit and Trooper Alroy Vernon MacLeod were remembered in a service at the Granum Cemetery. The graves of both veterans from Granum are now marked with a distinctive military…Continue Reading

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Province restores mask mandate to slow COVID spread

Posted on 08 September 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on Province restores mask mandate to slow COVID spread

Fort Macleod residents and other Albertans must wear masks in all indoor public places as the province implements temporary measures to slow the fourth wave of COVID-19. Premier Jason Kenney on Friday also urged Albertans to limit person-to-person contact and restricted indoor social gatherings to close contacts of just two families up to a maximum…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod students return to school in near-normal setting

Posted on 01 September 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod students return to school in near-normal setting

Livingstone Range School Division operations are close to pre-pandemic conditions as students return to class for the 2021-’22 year. Masks are optional, hygiene and enhanced cleaning are priorities and people are urged to stay home when sick. “We believe this plan will allow students and staff to have a safe and successful learning experience this…Continue Reading

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Musical Ride finale, cannon demos at Fort Museum

Posted on 25 August 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on Musical Ride finale, cannon demos at Fort Museum

The Mounted Patrol will carry out its final Musical Rides of the 2021 season Saturday, Aug. 28 at The Fort — Museum of the North West Mounted Police. The Mounted Patrol will perform its usual ride at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The season concludes with a special Ride Through the Ages at 2 p.m.,…Continue Reading

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Prime Minister calls September election

Posted on 18 August 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on Prime Minister calls September election

Fort Macleod residents and other Canadians go to the polls Sept. 20 to elect a new government. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday asked the governor general to dissolve parliament and set the election for next month. “I think this is really a question of the prime minister’s ego,” Conservative MP for Foothills John Barlow…Continue Reading

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Mural artists find ready canvas at Fort Macleod’s outdoor pool

Posted on 11 August 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on Mural artists find ready canvas at Fort Macleod’s outdoor pool

A colourful mural that provides the backdrop to Fort Macleod’s new outdoor pool is the creation of two artists whose work is displayed around the world. Lacey Jane and Layla Folkmann were tasked with creating the mural last month prior to the pool’s grand opening on July 28.  “The mural design was intended to capture…Continue Reading