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Plains bison herd returns to Waterton

Posted on 03 March 2021 by staff | Comments (0)

Parks Canada welcomed six plains bison from Elk Island National Park to the Waterton Lakes National Park bison paddock on Feb. 19. Blackfoot Confederacy elders from Kainai Nation, Piikani Nation and Siksika Nation welcomed the bison — known as Iinnii in Blackfoot —  back to the park, blessing the animals and the land in a…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod Historical Association receives funding for business plan

Posted on 24 February 2021 by staff | Comments (0)

A Fort Macleod organization last week shared in $98,660 in funding from the Investment Readiness Program. Fort Macleod Historical Association received $30,000 from the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta. “The Investment Readiness Program has been a unique opportunity for the community foundation and for southern Alberta because this program is specific to social…Continue Reading

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Retired minister recognized with honourary degree

Posted on 10 February 2021 by Contributor | Comments Off on Retired minister recognized with honourary degree

JANAYA LAUNSTEIN, GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR Joyce Sasse has been serving in ministry around the world for decades and has now been recognized with an honourary doctor of divinity degree from St. Andrew’s College in Saskatchewan. “I’d never thought of myself as much of an academic person . . . so to realize from those letters (nominations)…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod’s New Year’s Baby arrives

Posted on 03 February 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod’s New Year’s Baby arrives

Roman Gabrial Walter is Fort Macleod’s 2021 New Year’s Baby. The son of Samuel and Leah Walter of the Ewelme Colony was born Jan. 8 at Pincher Creek Hospital. Roman weighed eight pounds four ounces and was 20 inches in length. Mother and child are both healthy and happy. Fort Macleod Chamber of Commerce executive…Continue Reading

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Cuppen family donates $50,000 to Fort Macleod Handibus Society

Posted on 27 January 2021 by Editor | Comments Off on Cuppen family donates $50,000 to Fort Macleod Handibus Society

Fort Macleod Handibus Society last week received its second $25,000 donation from the Cuppen family. That brings to $50,000 the amount the family donated in memory of their mother, Jean (Cuppen) Sinclair. The challenge now, Jack Cuppen said, is for other Fort Macleod past and present residents to match or better the $50,000 donation. “I…Continue Reading

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Pandemic can’t stop the Fort’s Musical Ride

Posted on 22 July 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Pandemic can’t stop the Fort’s Musical Ride

With a nod to the rugged determination of the early Mounties, the Mounted Patrol at The Fort — Museum of the North West Mounted Police has overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mounted Patrol last week debuted a Musical Ride adjusted to meet social distancing protocols, keeping alive a tradition that is nearly five decades old.…Continue Reading

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Granum school ends year with awards

Posted on 01 July 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Granum school ends year with awards

Granum school wrapped the 2019-’20 year Thursday with a drive-by graduation and awards ceremony. The ceremony traditionally held in the school was moved outside and scaled down due to the COVID-19 pandemic that prevents large gatherings. Staff members stood on the lawn outside the school while students passed in automobiles. Signs announcing the annual award…Continue Reading

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Police nab Granum ATB robbery suspect

Posted on 26 June 2020 by staff | Comments Off on Police nab Granum ATB robbery suspect

A 44-year-old Calgary man is charged in connection with an armed robbery at ATB Financial in Granum along with six other bank robberies. The RCMP Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit arrested the man June 23 in connection with seven separate robberies between August 2019 and April 2020. The robberies occurred in Granum, Caroline, Vauxhall on…Continue Reading

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Livingstone Range prepares three scenarios for school re-entry

Posted on 24 June 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Livingstone Range prepares three scenarios for school re-entry

As the 2019-’20 school year draws to a close, uncertainty surrounds expectations for the fall. Livingstone Range School Division is waiting for word from the province about a re-entry plan from the COVID-19 pandemic. “Once we get that announcement from the minister about which scenario that schools will be opened under it will be all…Continue Reading