Chamber, EDC host session on foreign workers

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterForeign workers have the same rights as other workers in Canada.That was one of the themes of a presentation given by Mark Holthe, a Canadian immigration lawyer from Lethbridge, to about 40 people gathered at the new town office and multi-use community building on Nov. 21.It was the latest installment of Opportunities for Growth, … Read more

SouthGrow visits council; discusses benefits

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterSouthGrow Regional Economic Development recently visited Claresholm town council to discuss what it does for the town.At town council’s Nov. 14 meeting, Peter Casurella, executive director of SouthGrow, appeared as a delegation via video conference.He explained he works for the Town of Claresholm and 31 councils around Southern Alberta.Casurella likes to make biannual reports … Read more

Natural gas rebates kicked in on Oct. 1

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterWith temperatures beginning to cool as fall sinks in, Albertans may see some relief in natural gas prices.The provincial government recently announced in a release that starting Oct. 1, Alberta’s natural gas rebate program will provide price protection from spikes in natural gas costs for millions of Albertans this winter.It was explained nations around … Read more

M.D. of Willow Creek declares agricultural disaster

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterThe council of the Municipal District of Willow Creek has declared an agricultural disaster exists in the municipality.On June 9, the M.D. issued a statement that the Municipal District of Willow Creek council passed a resolution during its June 8 council meeting, declaring an agricultural disaster.The Alberta Crop Report of May 31, 2022 indicated the … Read more

Schnell named economic developer of the year

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterClaresholm’s Economic Development Officer has been recognized as the province’s best.At a ceremony in the Kananaskis in April, Brady Schnell was named Economic Developer of the Year by Economic Developers Alberta.“I was very surprised,” Schnell said. “There were some really impressive award winners at that conference.“I was genuinely surprised (to win).”Schnell was recognized for one very special … Read more