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Speaker: People can lead fulfilled lives with dementia

Posted on 09 October 2019 by Editor | Comments Off on Speaker: People can lead fulfilled lives with dementia

Patience, understanding, respect and kindness are keys when dealing with people who have dementia. Monica Zadnik of the Alzheimer Society…Continue Reading

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Man Van coming to Market On Main

Posted on 28 August 2019 by Editor | Comments Off on Man Van coming to Market On Main

Fort Macleod and district men aged 40 years and over can get a free blood test Thursday, Aug. 29 that…Continue Reading

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AHS issues Hantavirus caution

Posted on 20 June 2019 by staff | Comments Off on AHS issues Hantavirus caution

Albertans are reminded to take simple steps to protect themselves from hantavirus, a potentially fatal illness that primarily affects the…Continue Reading

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Creating drug awareness can slow opioid crisis

Posted on 16 May 2019 by Editor | Comments Off on Creating drug awareness can slow opioid crisis

Informing people of the danger of fentanyl and carfentanil is the best way to stop the opioid crisis in southern Alberta. That was the message delivered Thursday by RCMP Const. Ben Stubbe. “Our best weapon is information,” Stubbe said during his presentation at the Fort Macleod and District Community Hall. Recent reports show 582 people…Continue Reading

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Man Van is rolling into Fort Macleod

Posted on 27 March 2019 by staff | Comments Off on Man Van is rolling into Fort Macleod

Don’t worry guys, it’s a blood test, not a glove test. The Man Van will be at Fort Macleod Curling…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod Man Van turnout above average

Posted on 05 September 2018 by Editor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod Man Van turnout above average

The chance to have their PSA tested through a simple blood test proved a strong attraction Thursday for men in…Continue Reading

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Man Van is rolling into Fort Macleod

Posted on 21 August 2018 by staff | Comments Off on Man Van is rolling into Fort Macleod

Don’t worry guys, it’s a blood test, not a glove test. The Man Van will be at the Market on…Continue Reading

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No amount of alcohol safe for pregnant women

Posted on 22 May 2018 by Editor | Comments Off on No amount of alcohol safe for pregnant women

It’s time for Albertans to talk about alcohol and pregnancy. That’s the conversation Debbie Deak is initiating in her role with the South Alberta FASD Network. “FASD is a big issue,” Deak said. “The best we can do is try to educate people and get the message out.” Deak was at Fort Macleod Library on…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod residents stand against bullying

Posted on 08 March 2018 by staff | Comments Off on Fort Macleod residents stand against bullying

Fort Macleod residents joined other Albertans who showed their support and took a stand against bullying on Wednesday by participating in Pink Shirt Day. Ten years ago, two Nova Scotia teens started a movement when they wore pink to support a fellow student who was being bullied. Now people all over the world wear pink…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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