Granum hits the streets for Canada Day Parade

By Lawrence Gleason Local Press Writer Granum had a Canada Day celebration. Following a suggestion Granum could hold a Canada Day Parade, even though its usual annual celebrations, including a community cake cutting, games, pancake breakfast, entertainment and fireworks were cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis, local volunteer Fran Hanson, got into action. “We had a week to do it,” … Read more

Missing monument reported

The Claresholm RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing monument. Between July 2 and July 3, a polished black granite graveside monument was taken from the area of 42nd Avenue and Fifth Street East. The monument is described as 36 inches tall, rough rocky on the sides, and with a highly polished top. Anyone with information on this … Read more

Canada Day celebrations go virtual in 2020

Canada Day celebrations will go virtual this year. “Things are a little bit different due to the COVID-19 situation,” said Lauren Billey, events coordinator for the Town of Claresholm. Although the province is in the process of its re-launch strategy, the Alberta Health Services guidelines still prevent large public gatherings. “We have to do events a little bit different,” Billey said, which … Read more