HOWAT, Viola (Vi)

Viola Howat of Claresholm, AB, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 9, 2020 at the age of 98 years. Mom is lovingly remembered by her three daughters, Myrna Barteski, Lynne (Curtis) Mitchell and Lori (Kevin) English; ten grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and her sister, Alyce Snider. She was predeceased by her husband, Manny; her daughter, Donna, her grandson … Read more

Health emergency declared; indoor social gatherings prohibited

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer As the number of COVID-19 infections continues to climb, the provincial government has declared a state of public health emergency and introduced new restrictions, to prevent the spread of the virus, including a prohibition on indoor social gatherings. Premier Jason Kenney addressed the province on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 24, noting Alberta has been setting … Read more

Old Fashioned Christmas a week-long event this year

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Old Fashioned Christmas is back again this year, celebrating its 22nd anniversary, but it will look a little different. The Claresholm and District Chamber of Commerce and the Claresholm Local Press, who organize Old Fashioned Christmas, have decided to make it a week-long event instead of a one-night affair, starting on Nov. 27 and … Read more