Students show their Skills in regional, provincial competitions

By Rob VogtIt was a chance for students to strut their skills recently.Two students from Willow Creek Composite High School travelled to Edmonton on May 3 and 4 for the Provincial Skills Canada competition.Max Buhmiller took home bronze in welding, while Carter Oakes participated in culinary arts.More than 600 students participated in the two-day event, featuring 45 unique events ranging … Read more

RCMP asking for public’s assistance

RCMP seek information on suspicious person By Rob VogtThe Claresholm RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspicious person who has been approaching youth in the community.On May 11, the RCMP issued a release asking the public’s help with any information regarding several suspicious person reports about an older white male possibly 40 to 50 years old, thin build … Read more

People learn about dementia, how to have a good visit

By Rob VogtThere are things you can do to have a successful visit when you have a loved one with dementia.More than 25 people attended a lunch and learn presentation at Cottonwood Village on dementia, put on by Marcella Snell, a nurse and the facility’s recreation director.She described her experience, including six years focused on long-term care in a nursing … Read more

Claresholm town council to update livestock bylaw

By Rob VogtAfter 40 years, Claresholm town council is updating the town’s livestock bylaw.The decision came at council’s May 8 meeting, after a presentation by Chief Administrative Officer Abe Tinney.He explained the town’s livestock, poultry and fowl bylaw has not been updated since passing in 1983.With the growing popularization of urban chickens, urban beekeeping, and other fowl being raised in … Read more

Council to support ‘Soup Bowl’ initiative with $1,000 contribution

By Rob VogtClaresholm town council will provide $1,000 to the “Soup Bowl” a new initiative in the community, to purchase a freezer that will become the property of the Claresholm Social Centre if the “Soup Bowl” initiative concludes.The decision came at council’s May 8 meeting after they reviewed information provided by Brenda Halliwell, organizer of the “Soup Bowl”.She explained they … Read more