Vaccinations continued in Claresholm last week

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Alberta Health Services continued its program of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus last week. Residents of the Porcupine Hills Lodge were given their second of two doses of vaccine on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Alberta Health Services reported 58 residents in the lodge have now been immunized for both doses. A total of 84 residents … Read more

Ice removal

With the on-going uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic and health restrictions that limit public gatherings, the Town of Claresholm decided to remove the ice from Claresholm Arena for the remainder of the 2020-2021 season. The town public works department was busy last week removing the ice, including Arnold Vegter, at left, and Jace McLean, in the Bobcat. See related … Read more

Health measures to ease on Monday

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Health measures are set to ease for restaurants, indoor fitness and some children’s activities on Monday, Feb. 8. On Jan. 29, the provincial government announced Step 1 of Alberta’s four-step framework to ease restrictions is based on a COVID-19 hospitalization benchmark of 600, including intensive care patients. This benchmark was reached on Jan. 28. … Read more