Breaking 4 for A-T

Crystal Olive ran from Fort Macleod to Claresholm on April 29, a distance of 42 kilometres, to raise money and awareness for Ataxia-Telangiectasia, or A-T, which is a rare genetic disease her son Alex has. She covered the distance in under four hours, reaching her goal, and raised more than $15,000 with money still coming in. That amount will be … Read more

Canada’s largest solar facility goes into production

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Canada’s largest solar facility, a 132-megawatt solar farm east of Claresholm has gone online, producing clean, renewable power. Capstone Infrastructure Corporation and their partner Obton A/S made the announcement last week. Claresholm Solar is located in the Municipal District of Willow Creek and provided more than 350 full-time jobs in Alberta during construction, with … Read more

Division will not pilot new draft curriculum

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer The Livingstone Range School Division has announced it will not be piloting the province’s new draft Kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum for several stated reasons. The school division made the announcement on April 21. The board of trustees determined the division will not pilot the draft curriculum for the 2021-2022 school year, after a … Read more

Old town office becomes ‘burning building’ for fire practice

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Smoke filled the basement of the old town office as firefighters systematically searched for someone trapped inside. Then one of the firefighters went down, and another. Now the firefighters were searching for their own. Wading through smoke and the monotonous sound of ringing fire alarms, firefighters located their fallen comrades and dragged them to … Read more