M.D. of Willow Creek commits funds to start Rural Crime Watch

By Rob VogtThe Municipal District of Willow Creek will contribute $1,500 for the recruitment of members for the creation of a Rural Crime Watch.At its March 8 meeting, M.D. council was advised by Chief Administrative Officer Derrick Krizsan that administration was recommending the funds be allocated for an open house to start the process of creating a Rural Crime Watch.The … Read more

Nine local women honoured for International Women’s Day

By Rob VogtNine local women were honoured on International Women’s Day for their inspiring contributions to the community.On March 8, surprised at their places of work and around the community with a certificate, balloons, and gifts, were:• Starla Alder;• Lauren Billey;• Michelle DeDominicis;• Holly Gillespie;• Kim Gugala;• Suzy Nash;• Carolyn Williams;• Natalie Wright;• Amanda Zimmer.The recognition was the idea of … Read more

Claresholm Under-18 Thunder claim division hockey championship

By Rob VogtThe Claresholm Under-18 Thunder used a five-goal second period to break open a tight game and capture the Central Alberta Hockey League Tier-3 Red Division championship on Friday night.The Thunder hosted a combined team from Foremost and Bow Island in Game 2 of their best-of-three championship final at Claresholm Arena on March 10.The Thunder led the series 1-0 … Read more

‘A’ boys win zone championship

By Rob VogtThe Willow Creek Composite High School junior high “A” boys’ basketball team capped off a near perfect season by winning another championship.The Cobras travelled to Coaldale for the South Zone 3J boys basketball championship on March 4, defeating the host Kate Andrews Pride in the championship final by a score of 78-77.The zone championship goes along with the Cobras regular … Read more

Chamber hears how Nobleford grew, reduced taxes

By Rob VogtNobleford really is a modern municipal miracle, going from a declining population, few job opportunities and high property taxes, to attracting businesses, creating jobs and reducing taxes by 90 per cent.Growth was the objective in order to survive.At the centre of that activity was Kirk Hofman, who was Nobleford’s chief administrative officer.He was the guest speaker at the … Read more

M.D. of Willow Creek council updated management of parks by Elks

By Rob VogtThe Stavely Elks’ management of three municipal parks within the Municipal District of Willow Creek has been a resounding success.That was one of the messages delivered to the M.D. council at its March 8 meeting.Tim Nelson, of the Elks, appeared as a delegation to provide an update.The Elks took over Willow Creek Park, Clear Lake Park, and Pine … Read more