New birth control implant available at clinic

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Health Canada has approved a new birth control implant, providing another contraceptive option to women of all ages. Called the Etonogestrel implant, it is available at the Claresholm Medical Clinic where Dr. Alyson Brebner and Scott Smith will administer the implant. Dr. Brebner said the Etonogestrel implant has been around Europe and the United … Read more

COVID-19 response Council will not close arena, aquatic centre; people must pre-book

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer People will still be able to use the Claresholm Arena and Aquatic Centre, but only through pre-bookings, in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Claresholm town council convened a special meeting via video conference on Wednesday, Nov. 25, in the wake of new restrictions announced by the provincial government. Those … Read more

Unwrapping red tape on Christmas

Alberta’s government has removed the $5 fee for harvesting up to three Christmas trees from Crown land for personal use. Associate Minister Hunter joins Minister Dreeshen to cut the red tape on Alberta’s Christmas trees. Eliminating the fee will save Albertans almost $100,000 and make it easier for individuals to get their own Christmas trees and firewood from Alberta’s 87 … Read more

Old Fashioned Christmas a week-long event this year

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Old Fashioned Christmas is back again this year, celebrating its 22nd anniversary, but it will look a little different. The Claresholm and District Chamber of Commerce and the Claresholm Local Press, who organize Old Fashioned Christmas, have decided to make it a week-long event instead of a one-night affair, starting on Nov. 27 and … Read more