Local auctioneer honoured with the industry champion award

By Rob VogtAll Rob Bergevin ever wanted to do was be involved, help protect, and grow his industry.In a ceremony in Olds on Saturday, May 13, Bergevin was honoured with the Industry Champion Award through the Livestock Markets Association of Canada.It was the fourth time in the association’s long history this award was given out.“I had no idea,” Bergevin said. “It … Read more

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