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Canada Day activities planned in Fort Macleod and Granum

Posted on 29 June 2022 byEditor

You don’t have to look far to find some fun on Canada Day in Fort Macleod and District. A pancake breakfast, the Musical Ride, High Tea, a barn dance, parade and fireworks are just some of the highlights on Friday, July 1. Lions pancake breakfast Fort Macleod Lions Club get the day started with a…Continue Reading

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A-T Walk for a Cure raises $53,500

Posted on 22 June 2022 byEditor

Hundreds of people turned out for a walk into the countryside to raise $53,500 for research for a cure or treatment of a deadly disease. The 23rd A-T Walk for a Cure took place at Hilltop Dairy north of Fort Macleod for the first time in two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We really…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod joins Filipino community for celebration

Posted on 15 June 2022 byEditor

Fort Macleod residents joined the Filipino community Saturday in celebrating the 124th anniversary of Philippines independence. More than 200 people gathered in Centennial Park for a celebration that featured speeches, musical entertainment and Filipino delicacies. The celebration opened with a Blackfoot blessing by Eloise Provost and a prayer by Zofia Bumactao. As Edward Bautista sang…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod youth excited about new skate park

Posted on 08 June 2022 byEditor

Fort Macleod’s new skate park is creating excitement among the people who use it. Young people attending an open house May 31 at the G.R. Davis Administration Building were excited to view a variety of options on display. “I feel like it would be a big deal for some of us kids who are getting…Continue Reading

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Twenty endangered burrowing owls returned to wild

Posted on 01 June 2022 bystaff

Earlier this month, Alberta’s prairies welcomed back 20 burrowing owls that were in the care of the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo, marking a milestone to bolster Canada’s burrowing owl population. The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is collaborating on a program to recover young owlets from the wild and support them through a head-starting program.   Last-hatched owlets…Continue Reading

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Train carrying potash derails east of Fort Macleod

Posted on 25 May 2022 byEditor

The investigation into what caused a train to derail east of Fort Macleod on Sunday morning is under way. Fort Macleod RCMP and Fort Macleod Fire Department responded about 8:15 a.m. Sunday to a report of a train derailment east of town. RCMP Const. Patrick Lambert said in a news release the westbound train and…Continue Reading

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Bronze statue pays tribute to World War One vets

Posted on 18 May 2022 byEditor

A new bronze statue pays tribute to the Canadian artillery crews of World War One. Legacy of Alberta by local artist Don Toney was unveiled May 7 at the Lethbridge and District Exhibition’s South Pavilion. “This project celebrates the rich Alberta artillery heritage and, in doing so, honours the service, commitment and sacrifice of the…Continue Reading

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Headstones placed in Macleod cemeteries for NWMP veterans

Posted on 11 May 2022 byEditor

The military service of 10 veterans buried in Fort Macleod was recognized with special headstones.Thanks to the research of Yvonne Sugimoto, The Last Post Fund was able to place commemorative headstones recognizing military service in two cemeteries.“It’s really quite exciting to be able to have these men recognized,” Sugimoto said.The Last Post Fund in September…Continue Reading

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Waterton Lakes National Park to conduct prescribed fire

Posted on 04 May 2022 bystaff

If conditions allow Thursday, May 5, Parks Canada fire managers will ignite the 1,170-hectare “Y-Camp” prescribed fire unit south of the Chief Mountain Highway and Maskinonge wetland and east of Lower and Middle Waterton Lake. Parks Canada has established fireguards around the prescribed fire area, deployed equipment to protect infrastructure and natural and cultural resources,…Continue Reading