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Atkins strikes Olympic gold

Posted on 23 March 2022 by Editor | Comments Off on Atkins strikes Olympic gold

Fort Macleod’s Christine Atkins last month added an Olympic gold medal to her collection. Atkins was athletic therapist for the Canadian women’s hockey team that defeated the United States 3-2 in the gold medal game in Beijing, China. “It hasn’t fully sunk in yet,” Atkins said in an interview. “This year was pretty amazing. We…Continue Reading

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Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir helping mate struck by MS

Posted on 23 March 2022 by Editor | Comments Off on Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir helping mate struck by MS

Members of a now-defunct band are rallying in support of a friend facing challenges due to multiple sclerosis. The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir is working to sell the last of its inventory of CDs to raise money for their bass player, Vladimir Sobolewski, and the MS Society. “Bob Keelaghan, the guitar player for the Choir,…Continue Reading

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Crochet fund-raiser aids relief work in Ukraine

Posted on 16 March 2022 by Editor | Comments Off on Crochet fund-raiser aids relief work in Ukraine

Like so many Fort Macleod residents and people around the world, Trish Hoskin watched with horror as the Russian army attacks Ukraine. The death and destruction suffered by the people of Ukraine prompted the Fort Macleod artist to undertake a fund-raiser in support of humanitarian relief.  “My initial thoughts as I watched the coverage was…Continue Reading

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AltaLink help feathered friends with a safe place to nest

Posted on 09 March 2022 by staff | Comments Off on AltaLink help feathered friends with a safe place to nest

AltaLink employees had a busy week last week protecting their feathered friends in southern Alberta with not one, but two nest installations. On March 1, AltaLink and the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) were in the Granum area to install a new 15-foot artificial nesting platform for a pair of ferruginous hawks. A ferruginous hawk nest…Continue Reading

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STARS tournament begins to take shape

Posted on 02 March 2022 by Editor | Comments Off on STARS tournament begins to take shape

After falling victim to the COVID-19 pandemic for two years, the STARS volleyball tournament returns to the court in April. The three-day tournament in Fort Macleod in recent times has doubled its goal of funding one flight by the air ambulance. “I’m hoping we can reach that goal again,” founder and organizer Mike Bourassa said.…Continue Reading

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Waterton Lakes National Park Visitor Centre opens

Posted on 23 February 2022 by staff | Comments Off on Waterton Lakes National Park Visitor Centre opens

The new Waterton Lakes National Park Visitor Centre is now open and ready to welcome visitors. The new visitor centre has been designed to meet the present and future needs of Waterton Lakes National Park. It features an outdoor walking garden with interpretive displays and a large, open public plaza to serve as a gathering…Continue Reading

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Hockey tournament richest one yet

Posted on 16 February 2022 by Editor | Comments Off on Hockey tournament richest one yet

A fund-raising hockey tournament that at times looked like it would never happen may turn out to be the best ever. Organizers expect the Hockey Through the Ages alumni tournament to top the more than $50,000 it raised in each of the first two years. Tournament founder Rob Luther admitted he was blown away by…Continue Reading

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Albertans saddle up for Freedom Ride through Macleod

Posted on 09 February 2022 by Editor | Comments Off on Albertans saddle up for Freedom Ride through Macleod

A group of riders saddled up Saturday for a freedom ride. The group of 10 riders met at Midnight Stadium at 10 a.m. and rode to Tim Hortons and back, following Highway 3 through town. Some riders carried Canadian flags as they rode to advocate for the full removal of public health restrictions, including the…Continue Reading

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W.A. Day school marks Literacy Day with activities

Posted on 02 February 2022 by Editor | Comments Off on W.A. Day school marks Literacy Day with activities

W.A. Day school marked Family Literacy Day with a variety of activities on Thursday, but the celebration goes on for a month. The school is encouraging the rest of Fort Macleod to play Literacy Bingo until February 28. “We hope that your family is able to participate in all, or at least some, of the…Continue Reading