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Senior’s walk-a-thon raises $5,000 for Pioneer Lodge

Posted on 16 September 2020 by Editor | Comments (0)

A 98-year-old Pioneer Lodge resident turned her daily walks into a major fund-raiser in support of her senior neighbours. Elisabeth Pfeffel raised $5,000 — twice her original goal — in her own individual walk-a-thon in support of senior entertainment at the lodge. “Elisabeth sets an excellent example,” Willow Creek Foundation board chair Maryanne Sandberg said.…Continue Reading

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Foothills Centre hosts fund-raiser for expansion

Posted on 09 September 2020 by Editor | Comments (0)

Foothills Centre is about to embark on an expansion that will add needed beds and programming. On Saturday, Sept. 12 the centre intends to make inroads on a $250,000 fund-raising goal with a silent auction and yard sale. “What we’re trying to do is to raise funds to expand our building and our services,” said…Continue Reading

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Pride flag burning shakes family’s confidence in Fort Macleod

Posted on 02 September 2020 by Editor | Comments (0)

A Fort Macleod family was targetted by a hate crime last week when someone set fire to a Pride flag outside their home. It was the second time in just over two years someone has vandalized a Pride flag flown by Wanita and Andrew Walmsley. “It makes it a hard place for us to live,”…Continue Reading

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Free Food Friday provides relief from pandemic

Posted on 26 August 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Free Food Friday provides relief from pandemic

A non-profit organization is helping rural people cope with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Calgary Family Peer Connection is delivering free food to Fort Macleod and other communities. In addition to meeting a basic need, the organization wants to improve people’s mental health by getting them out and socializing after months of being shut…Continue Reading

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Boil water advisory issued for Village of Hill Spring

Posted on 20 August 2020 by staff | Comments Off on Boil water advisory issued for Village of Hill Spring

Due to de-pressurization in the Village of Hill Spring’s drinking water system, Alberta Health Services (AHS), issued a boil water advisory Wednesday as a precautionary measure. Construction on the drinking water system has resulted in complete de-pressurization of the system, making the water vulnerable to contamination. All residents and businesses are advised to bring water…Continue Reading

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Outdoor pool fund-raiser has a $250,000 target

Posted on 19 August 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Outdoor pool fund-raiser has a $250,000 target

Fund-raising for Fort Macleod’s new outdoor pool is off to a quick start. Contributors dove right in and donated $51,000 in the first weeks — 20 per cent of the $250,000 goal. “We’re going to build on that momentum and get excited about the pool opening,” Town of Fort Macleod chief administrative officer Sue Keenan…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod outdoor pool project under way

Posted on 12 August 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod outdoor pool project under way

Work began last week on Fort Macleod’s long-awaited outdoor pool project. Town council held a symbolic sod-turning ceremony as crews from Ossaterra General Earthwork and Demolition mobilized. “The pool’s been around 60 years and it’s been such a feature already,” Mayor Brent Feyter said in an interview. “To be able to modernize it, to make…Continue Reading

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Granum school playground expansion a community project

Posted on 05 August 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Granum school playground expansion a community project

When students return to Granum school in the fall, they’ll find a pleasant surprise waiting in the playground. Not that the new playground equipment will wait until fall to be used. Children in the community were riding new swings and spinners and trying out the climbing wall soon after the equipment was installed last month.…Continue Reading

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Province funds addiction recovery beds in southern Alberta

Posted on 29 July 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Province funds addiction recovery beds in southern Alberta

Fort Macleod and southern Alberta received welcome new Saturday with a $10-million investment in 125 new addiction recovery beds. The investment is in the Blood Tribe, Fort Macleod and Lethbridge. “The evidence of recovery is all around us,” Premier Jason Kenney said. “We are selling people short if we tell them they cannot recover from…Continue Reading