Petition declared insufficient; borrowing bylaw to proceed

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer A petition calling for a plebiscite on a borrowing bylaw for $2.8 million to convert the former Claresholm Elementary School building into a new town hall and community multi-use facility has been declared insufficient and council will proceed with the bylaw at its next meeting. The announcement was made at a special meeting of … Read more

STARS landing concerns put to rest

By Lawrence Gleason, Local Press Writer Unusual and misinformed concerns about landing issues regarding the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) air ambulance that came from a recent Mayors and Reeves meeting have been put to rest. “STARS has not been affected by any recent Transport Canada decisions,” said STARS Spokesperson Fatima Khawaja. “Transport Canada has not changed any rulings … Read more

Chamber has big plans for this year

By Rob Vogt, Claresholm Local Press The Claresholm and District Chamber of Commerce is going to take a look at what its goals and direction are and should be. At the chamber’s regular monthly meeting on May 16, President Amanda Zimmer reported the chamber executive recently met with Tracy Acorn of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce where they talked about … Read more

Whitehead, Ruth ‘Elaine’

December 14, 1924 – March 30, 2018 Ruth ‘Elaine’ Whitehead was born December 14, 1924 east of Claresholm on her grandfather’s farm and passed away peacefully on March 30th, 2018 at the Claresholm General Hospital. She is survived by her two children, Brenda Whitehead and (Elaine) Whitehead, and one grandchild Amanda Grant. She was preceded in death by her husband … Read more