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Travelling art exhibit at Fort Macleod Library features local artists

Posted on 12 May 2021 by Editor | Comments (0)

A pair of southern Alberta Indigenous artists are featured in a travelling exhibit at the Fort Macleod Library. The work of photographers Star Crop Eared Wolf and Marjie Crop Eared Wolf make up the exhibit Aakii isskska’takssin (Woman — thought). The exhibit is on loan from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program.…Continue Reading

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Crystal Olive runs marathon for A-T awareness

Posted on 05 May 2021 by Editor | Comments (0)

Crystal Olive completed a marathon run Thursday that pales in comparison to the tough daily challenges facing young people with the rare genetic disease ataxia-telangiectasia, or A-T. Breaking for A-T had raised just over $17,000 to fund research into treatment and a cure. That amount will be matched by a family in the U.S. whose…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod rallies to support boy with rare disorder

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

Fort Macleod has rallied around a young boy challenged by a rare genetic and neurological disorder. Friends, family and complete strangers responded to the family’s desire to buy a $6,000 activity chair for Rhett Duce, who was born with Angelman Syndrome. The community not only donated $6,000 for the activity chair, it chipped in another…Continue Reading

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South Country Fair cancelled for second year

Posted on 21 April 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on South Country Fair cancelled for second year

South Country Fair is cancelled for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers announced last week the popular music festival will not take place in July. “This is very difficult for us for at least a couple of reasons,” fair organizers said in a news release. “First being we love…Continue Reading

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Researcher studies area beef industry

Posted on 14 April 2021 by staff | Comments Off on Researcher studies area beef industry

With more than $700,000 in funding over two years from the province’s new Results Driven Agricultural Research (RDAR) fund, Dr. Kim Stanford, a research associate at the University of Lethbridge, will continue her research studies that support the beef industry. Further funding from the Beef Cattle Research Council will allow Stanford and her collaborators to…Continue Reading

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Community foundation promotes organ donation

Posted on 07 April 2021 by staff | Comments Off on Community foundation promotes organ donation

Wednesday, April 7 marks the third anniversary of Green Shirt Day, which honours the victims and families of the April 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus crash, while also spreading awareness about organ donation registration. “We are proud to support Green Shirt Day and the Boulet family with this initiative,” Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta…Continue Reading

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New ownership for Fort Pharmacy

Posted on 31 March 2021 by staff | Comments Off on New ownership for Fort Pharmacy

An ownership transition is under way at long-time Fort Macleod business, Fort Pharmacy. Pharmacists Zak Murakami and Dustin Reimer bought Fort Pharmacy from Ken and Cathie Harris, continuing a tradition of customer service that spans eight decades in Fort Macleod. Zak Murakami earned a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy in 2012 and has owned…Continue Reading

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Two charged following Granum standoff

Posted on 24 March 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on Two charged following Granum standoff

Police seized $120,000 in stolen property and charged two people following an eight-hour standoff March 16 at Granum. Lethbridge Police Service priority crimes unit and crime suppression team, with assistance from the Blood Tribe Police and Fort Macleod RCMP, were investigating people involved with multiple motor vehicle thefts and break-and-enters in southern Alberta. Lethbridge Police…Continue Reading

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Town of Fort Macleod sells historic territorial courthouse to local investors

Posted on 17 March 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on Town of Fort Macleod sells historic territorial courthouse to local investors

Four Fort Macleod families combined to buy the former territorial courthouse that previously housed the town office. Council voted March 8 to accept a $225,000 offer from the group. “Tonight is a night to celebrate,” Town of Fort Macleod chief administrative officer Sue Keenan said. The sale was on the agenda of council’s meeting at…Continue Reading