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Fort Macleod marks Remembrance Day

Posted on 18 November 2020 by Editor | Comments (0)

A flock of Canada geese honked its way over Fort Macleod on Wednesday morning, as a large crowd below observed a moment of silence. Fort Macleod’s Remembrance Day service was staged outdoors at the cenotaph on Second Avenue under COVID-19 pandemic precautions. That was a change from the service traditionally held in the community hall…Continue Reading

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Boer War veteran remembered at Granum

Posted on 11 November 2020 by Editor | Comments (0)

“At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.” That famous line from Lawrence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen is repeated every Nov. 11 during the Remembrance Day service. Those words stand true this year at Granum, thanks to the efforts of the Last Post Fund and the Granum…Continue Reading

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University researcher opens prairie cover crop survey

Posted on 04 November 2020 by staff | Comments Off on University researcher opens prairie cover crop survey

Fort Macleod and district farmers have an opportunity this fall to help research that will provide long-term benefit to agriculture on the prairies. Callum Morrison, a 25-year-old PhD student at the University of Manitoba, is conducting an on-line survey on cover crops. “The survey will directly benefit prairie farmers,” Morrison said in an interview. “Despite…Continue Reading

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COVID-19 case confirmed at Willow Creek Composite

Posted on 27 October 2020 by staff | Comments Off on COVID-19 case confirmed at Willow Creek Composite

Livingstone Range School Division confirmed Tuesday morning its first case of COVID-19. The school division was notified by Alberta Health Services (AHS) late Monday of a case at Willow Creek Composite high school in Claresholm. The school is working with AHS to provide contact tracing. In compliance with public health guidelines, the affected individual and…Continue Reading

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Pandemic derails CP Holiday Train

Posted on 21 October 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Pandemic derails CP Holiday Train

The CP Holiday Train was derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian Pacific will hold a virtual holiday-themed concert in place of the annual tour. “This difficult decision is necessary to protect the health and safety of our neighbours and employees given the ongoing global health threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mike LoVecchio of Canadian…Continue Reading

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Elks honour Mike Donahue

Posted on 14 October 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Elks honour Mike Donahue

Mike Donahue was honoured last month for half a century of service with a local organization. Fort Macleod Elks Club presented Donahue with a 50-year membership pin. Donahue recalled getting his start with the organization in 1970. “Some of the guys from Granum invited me to join,” Donahue said. At that time, Donahue was living…Continue Reading

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Fish rescue marks 30th anniversary on Saturday

Posted on 07 October 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Fish rescue marks 30th anniversary on Saturday

A tradition that began with a few people filling five-gallon buckets with fish continues Saturday, Oct. 10. Peigan Friends Along the River will stage the 30th annual fish rescue in the irrigation canal northwest of Fort Macleod. “I had no idea,” founder Harley Bastien said when asked if he thought in 1990 that the fish…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod marks Orange Shirt Day with Reconcilation Walk

Posted on 30 September 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod marks Orange Shirt Day with Reconcilation Walk

Fort Macleod marks Orange Shirt Day on Wednesday, Sept. 30 with a Reconciliation Walk. Sandra LaMouche and the Fort Macleod Inclusion and Diversity Committee have organized speakers on a variety of topics related to the recommendations in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s report. The Reconciliation Walk begins at 6 p.m. at the Fort…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod council passes resolution condemning hate crime

Posted on 23 September 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod council passes resolution condemning hate crime

Fort Macleod council last week passed a formal resolution condemning a recent hate crime that saw a Pride flag shredded and burned. Council passed the resolution at its Sept. 14 meeting to ensure it is on record opposing such acts. “I’m saddened that such a formal resolution is needed,” Coun. David Orr said. “I emphasize…Continue Reading