App to scan COVID-19 vaccine QR codes now available

October 12, 2021 Businesses and organizations can begin using the free AB Covid Records Verifier app to quickly and easily confirm their patrons’ vaccination status. The AB Covid Records Verifier app is available for download on Apple and Android devices through the respective app stores.Albertans can get their enhanced vaccine record with a QR code online at without creating an account. “The verification app will … Read more

Mackintosh, Johanna (nee Weerstra)

Johanna Mackintosh (nee Weerstra), age 101, of Granum, Alberta, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2021 at the Willow Creek Extended Care Claresholm. Johanna loved life and was always part of its activities. Johanna was born in the Granum area to Tjitske and Renze Weerstra on December 22, 1919. She married Jack Mackintosh on July 2, 1946 and together they raised five children on their … Read more

Lucas, Judy

Our precious Mother Judy gained her angel wings peacefully on Wednesday, September 22 2021, at Claresholm, Alberta at just 70 years old. Judy’s life would seem too short to many, but those of us who were blessed to be touched by her presence understand that the imprint she left on our hearts exceeded her time with us. Judy is predeceased … Read more

Local lifters qualify for world championships

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Two Claresholm powerlifters who train with a team based in Nanton have qualified for the international championships in California. On Sept. 18, Decidedly Fit took a team of 12 lifters to the Canadian Powerlifting League Tested Provincial Championships in Rocky Mountain House. The meet was held in a local fitness centre called Blackstone RMH … Read more