Burton, Rita

June 1, 1936 – November 14, 2023 Rita Karen Burton passed away November 14, 2023 at Claresholm, Alberta.Rita was born June 1, 1936 at Dixonville, Alberta to Albert and Ruth Sorensen. She was the second in a family of six children.At a very early age Rita learned to care for people by looking after her younger siblings. Albert purchased a … 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

Land in Porcupine Hills west of Claresholm to be conserved

By Rob VogtThree properties in the Porcupine Hills west of Claresholm will be conserved.On Nov. 14, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) announced the conservation of three properties in this region of southwestern Alberta.Spanning more than 2,500 hectares, equivalent to double the size of Nose Hill Park in Calgary or over 4,000 Canadian Football League football fields, these projects build … Read more

Cobras take fourth at volleyball Zones

By Rob VogtThe Willow Creek Composite High School senior varsity girls volleyball team went into the Alberta Schools Athletic Association 1A/2A South Zone tournament ranked fourth and that’s how they ended up.The Cobras hosted the 1A/2A South Zone tournament, which determined this area’s two representatives for the provincial championship tournament, which runs from Nov. 16 to 18 in Whitecourt.They welcomed … Read more