Water, sewer rates increasing three per cent in 2024, 2025, 2026

By Rob VogtClaresholm town council has increased the water and sewer rates three percent each year for 2024, 2025, and 2026.The decision came at council’s Nov. 14 meeting, where they passed the final two readings of a bylaw making the increases.Back at its Oct. 23 meeting, council passed first reading of an amendment to the town’s water and sewer bylaw … Read more

Under-18 Thunder blast Taber on Saturday night

By Rob VogtIt was Hockey Night in Claresholm as the Claresholm Under-18 Thunder blew out Taber in Central Alberta Hockey League Tier-3 action.The Thunder hosted Taber on Saturday night, Nov. 25, winning by a score of 9-5.Claresholm took control early, jumping out to a 4-0 lead after the first period.Scoring for the Thunder were Kaden Pothegadoo, assisted by Blake Cisar … Read more

Claresholm town council updated on 2023 activity at museum

By Rob VogtThe Claresholm and District Museum has been busy over the past year.Barry Gibbs, chair of the museum board, and Bill Kells, the museum’s executive director, appeared as a delegation at the Nov. 14 meeting of Claresholm town council to discuss what has been happening at the museum.After Gibbs discussed planning for the museum, Kells provided an update on … Read more

Construction on new skatepark to begin in Spring

By Rob VogtThe Claresholm Skatepark Association has been raising funds for a new skatepark since its inception in 2018.Now, their dreams will become reality with construction set to begin on a new skatepark in the Spring of 2024.The site of the new skatepark will be at 111 – 55th Avenue West, where the town has allocated land for the skatepark … Read more

Garbage collection ends for residents in the Claresholm airport area

By Rob VogtWith the Town of Claresholm stopping garbage collection in the Claresholm airport area, the Municipal District of Willow Creek has decided not to step in, so residents will have to manage their own garbage and dispose of it at the landfill or the M.D. garbage trailer located in the Town of Claresholm.The decision came at M.D. council’s Nov. … Read more