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Historical society plans service for Granum veteran

Posted on 28 July 2021 by Editor | Comments (0)

A graveside service is planned for a Granum man who served in the Boer War. Robert John Emmit was buried in an unmarked grave in the Granum Cemetery until the Granum and District Historical Society researched his past and found he served in the Boer War as a Canadian soldier. “His grave was located and…Continue Reading

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RCMP, elders co-operate to bury prehistoric skull

Posted on 21 July 2021 by staff | Comments (0)

In 1979 a prehistoric human skull was found in the waters of the Oldman River west of the Monarch bridge at Highway 3A. Last month, the skull was laid to rest with a traditional ceremony conducted by First Nations elders. The skull was found on July 22, 1979 by a Monarch resident, who was swimming…Continue Reading

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Interactive history walking tour app launches in Fort Macleod

Posted on 14 July 2021 by staff | Comments Off on Interactive history walking tour app launches in Fort Macleod

With summer upon us and COVID-19 restrictions finally lifting, many Canadians are eager to get out and explore their local communities. The On This Spot historic walking tour app, launching new content in Fort Macleod this month, provides the perfect opportunity for families and individuals to get outside and explore in a safe, responsible way.…Continue Reading

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F.P. Walshe nominates Nick Housenga for leadership award

Posted on 30 June 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on F.P. Walshe nominates Nick Housenga for leadership award

Nick Housenga was recognized for the leadership he provided while a student at F.P. Walshe school. F.P. Walshe school nominated Nick for the prestigious Dr. Lloyd Cavers Student Leadership Scholarship. “Nick is an extremely diligent student,” F.P. Walshe school assistant principal Mary Krizan wrote in the nomination. “In spite of his many extracurricular commitments, he…Continue Reading

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Buffalo Junction sign preserved

Posted on 23 June 2021 by staff | Comments Off on Buffalo Junction sign preserved

The Fort Macleod Cultural Heritage Tourism Alliance announced that the Buffalo Junction sign is back up and better than ever. On June 8 the revitalized sign reclaimed its iconic spot just outside of Fort Macleod, thanks to the contribution of McNally Contractors. The Buffalo Junction sign has been an important landmark for Fort Macleod for…Continue Reading

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Walshe Class of 2021 praised for resiliency

Posted on 16 June 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on Walshe Class of 2021 praised for resiliency

A resilient group of 38 students filled with strong resolve walked the red carpet Saturday evening at F.P. Walshe school to receive their diplomas. The Class of 2021 dealt with numerous challenges thrown at them by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the loss of sports and other extracurricular activities and transitioning from in-class learning to home,…Continue Reading

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Filipino community marks home country’s independence

Posted on 16 June 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on Filipino community marks home country’s independence

Members of Fort Macleod’s Filipino community gathered Saturday to celebrate its culture and the anniversary of their home country’s independence. The gathering at Centennial Park included a prayer, the raising of the Philippines’ flag and playing of the national anthem. “We are proud to be in Canada and in this town,” said Bernadette Mariano, one…Continue Reading

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Granum society plants trees at veterans’ memorial

Posted on 09 June 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on Granum society plants trees at veterans’ memorial

Veterans Memorial Park in Granum became more scenic Friday with the planting of 10 trees. A crew from Ladybug Arborists was on hand Friday to plant the 10 trees from Green Haven Garden Centre in Lethbridge. The Granum Museum and Historical Society bought the trees with a $4,150 grant from the MD of Willow Creek.…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod 4-H Beef Club holds achievement day

Posted on 02 June 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod 4-H Beef Club holds achievement day

Morgan McNab showed the grand champion steer last week at the Fort Macleod 4-H Beef Club’s annual achievement day. Taylor McNab showed the club’s reserve champion steer. In the club’s lamb class, the grand champion lamb was shown by Natalie Donahue, with Taylor McNab showing the reserve champion lamb. Due to public health restrictions for…Continue Reading