Toxic drug alert issued by B.C.’s Interior Health

By Dave LuenebergShootin’ the Breeze Reporter | Local Journalism Initiative ___________________________________________ British Columbia’s Interior Health Authority is worried that a dangerous form of down hasmade its way into the East Kootenay and, possibly, Alberta. Also sold as dope or fentanyl, the pinkish-purple chunks contain extremely high concentrations of fentanyl and benzodiazepine.According to a statement from IH, there is a high … Read more

Nominations accepted for International Women Awards

By Rob VogtWomen do so much in their homes and their community without much, if any, recognition.Now, is your chance to recognize women who have made a difference both at home and the community.Nominations are being accepted for the Claresholm 2024 International Women Awards until Friday, March 1.The awards were started in Claresholm by Mary Holgate who won a similar … Read more

Basketball ‘A’ boys take league, post-season titles

By Rob VogtThe Willow Creek Composite High School junior high “A” boys’ basketball team completed a perfect season in the South West Junior High Athletic Association by winning the post-season tournament this past weekend after finishing unbeaten and first in the regular season.The Cobras hosted the post-season tournament on Feb. 16 and 17 welcoming teams from Nanton, Fort Macleod, two … Read more

Women and heart disease awareness evening offers wealth of information

By Rob VogtThe message was clear: women need to look out for each other and look after themselves.More than 60 women gathered at the Claresholm Social Centre on Saturday, Feb. 17, for a “Women and heart disease awareness evening” presented by the social centre and Mary Holgate.The evening featured a number of guest speakers covering various aspects of heart health.Heart … Read more

Town advised water sharing agreement talks

By Rob VogtAlthough recent snowfall is a welcome relief, planning is under way throughout Alberta for the drought that is coming in the spring, including the potential for water-sharing agreements among water licence holders.At its Feb. 12 meeting, Claresholm town council reviewed a letter from Rebecca Schulze, minister of Environment and Protected Areas, to water licence holders about the water … Read more

Crowd learns more about cost, benefit of alternative energy

By Rob VogtThere are a lot of concerns about solar and wind alternative energy projects and they may not be producing as much electricity as proponents claim.Those were some of the themes of a table talk sponsored by the Alberta Prosperity Project at the Claresholm Social Centre on Wednesday, Feb. 7, that attracted more than 40 people in attendance.Gail Fjordbotten, … Read more