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Peigan Board of Education honours individuals through poster campaign

Posted on 05 February 2020 by Editor | Comments Off on Peigan Board of Education honours individuals through poster campaign

The Peigan Board of Education launched its poster campaign last week. The campaign is to recognize people from the Piikani Nation who have served the community with distinction. “We wanted to honour individuals who have made their mark in the world,” committee member Maurice Many Fingers said. The event took place at the traditional Pow…Continue Reading

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F.P. Walshe grads receive sacred eagle feather blessing

Posted on 26 June 2019 by Editor | Comments Off on F.P. Walshe grads receive sacred eagle feather blessing

A sacred Blackfoot tradition was carried out at F.P. Walshe school with an eagle feather blessing ceremony. Blackfoot elder Peter Strikes With A Gun blessed the eagle feathers for 13 graduating First Nations and Metis students. “This blessing is a preparation of responsibility,” Strikes With A Gun said. “The eagle feather has been used within…Continue Reading

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Sandra Lamouche honoured for leadership

Posted on 05 June 2019 by Editor | Comments (1)

Sandra Lamouche was honoured recently for her leadership and work in education. Lamouche, who is First Nations, Metis and Inuit…Continue Reading

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Leroy Little Bear joins Order of Canada

Posted on 08 May 2019 by Editor | Comments Off on Leroy Little Bear joins Order of Canada

A Blackfoot elder from southern Alberta is one of 39 people who will be invested into the Order of Canada on Wednesday, May 8. Leroy Little Bear will be invested as an Officer in the Order of Canada by Governor General Julie Payette during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Grounded in learning and…Continue Reading

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Julian Black Antelope followed a winding path in career

Posted on 12 February 2019 by Editor | Comments (1)

Julian Black Antelope once walked the halls of F.P. Walshe school as a teenager trying to find his place in…Continue Reading

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Little Bear joins Order of Canada

Posted on 02 January 2019 by Editor | Comments Off on Little Bear joins Order of Canada

A Blood Tribe man is one of 15 new officers of the Order of Canada. Leroy Little Bear was among the appointments announced last week by Governor General Julie Payette. Little Bear was honoured “For his advocacy of Indigenous rights and self-governance, and for his work to promote access to education for Indigenous peoples globally.”…Continue Reading

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Long-time friends collaborate on books

Posted on 02 January 2019 by Editor | Comments Off on Long-time friends collaborate on books

Two longtime friends have teamed up to publish a pair of children’s books. Writer Lucille Provost and artist Dolly Yellow…Continue Reading

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Pete Standing Alone was a respected elder

Posted on 11 December 2018 by staff | Comments Off on Pete Standing Alone was a respected elder

The family of Dr. Pete Standing Alone and the people of the Kainai Nation are mourning the loss of a…Continue Reading

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Hand drums help make family centre welcoming

Posted on 02 October 2018 by Editor | Comments Off on Hand drums help make family centre welcoming

An object that is sacred to the Blackfoot people has a place of prominence at Fort Macleod Kids First Family…Continue Reading

COVID-19: UPDATES

People in Fort Macleod and district who have symptoms and think they may have COVID-19 should call Health Link at 811. If their symptoms match the criteria, Health Link will advise on their next steps regarding testing.

Most recent updates below.

  • There are 358 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, including one in Claresholm.
  • Since yesterday, 31 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Alberta, bringing the total to 226. Sixteen cases are suspected to be as a result of community transmission. The rest are travel-related.
  • Canada and the United States have an agreement that will restrict non-essential travel across the border, including for tourism and recreation. Canadian and American citizens and permanent residents who are currently visiting each other's country can still return home.
  • Forty-nine new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Alberta, bringing the total Friday afternoon to 195. On a positive note, three people who contracted the virus have been identified as recovered.
  • Fort Macleod Fish and Game has cancelled its awards banquet set for Saturday, March 28.
  • The Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod is closed.
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