By Susan Quinlan
Fort Macleod/Coaldale
Those looking to Christmas shop while supporting their local firefighters are in luck in a couple of southern Alberta communities.
Both the Coaldale and Fort Macleod Fire Departments have published their own 2012 calendars in time for Christmas gift giving.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 11:39

Extensive damage as winds batter region

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By Jamie Woodford
Southern Alberta
Southern Alberta isn’t Kansas, but it came extremely close as strong winds wreaked havoc across southern Alberta Nov. 27.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 11:38

Throngs of southern Albertans turn out for annual parade

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By Jamie Woodford
Fort Macleod
Cold, slicing winds couldn’t keep children, or children at heart, from catching a glimpse of Santa Claus Nov. 26.
Bundled in their toques, mitts and scarves, and armed with blankets, chairs and hot chocolate, people packed Main Street during Fort Macleod’s 30th annual Santa Claus Parade — an event that kicks off the Christmas season for many southern Albertans.

(CNW) After a violent windstorm hit Calgary and much of southern Alberta on the weekend, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is informing consumers about what they need to know if their property was affected.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 11:30

Extremely high wind peels off roof at Nanton High School

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Nanton RCMP report that strong winds up to 100km/hrs peeled off the roof of the local J T FOSTER High School in Nanton around 10 a.m. this morning.

Courtesy Alberta Government

With 96 deaths and 1,384 injuries caused by impaired driving on Alberta roads last year, Alberta has introduced new legislation aimed at improving safety on the province’s roads.

By Susan Quinlan
For those wanting to get an early start on their shopping, the Distinctly Nanton Christmas Market and Nanton Lights the Way events will take place Nov. 26.

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