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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

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Project creates digital home for Blackfoot items

Posted on 10 March 2021 by staff | Comments Off on Project creates digital home for Blackfoot items

Mootookakio’ssin, at its simplest description, is a project to create detailed images of historical Blackfoot objects housed in British museums. At its most complex, it is creating a virtual home for Indigenous objects, a place to reactivate the Blackfoot relations within them and transfer that knowledge all the way from Britain back to their peoples…Continue Reading

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Plains bison herd returns to Waterton

Posted on 03 March 2021 by staff | Comments Off on Plains bison herd returns to Waterton

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 Off on Fort Macleod Historical Association receives funding for business plan

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