Town to research landscaping policies

By Rob VogtThe Town of Claresholm will look into researching municipal landscaping policies to encourage environmentally sustainable gardening practices, but will not replace the grass at the new town office and multi-use community building with arid land landscaping.At its July 17 meeting, Claresholm town council reviewed a request from Cynthia Wannamaker asking the town consider setting an example to homeowners … Read more

Town of Claresholm moves to Stage 2 of water restrictions

By Rob VogtAs the water level at the Pine Coulee Reservoir dips, the Town of Claresholm is moving to the next phase of water restrictions.On July 10, the town issued a statement stating that due to a continued trend of falling water levels in the reservoir, the Town of Claresholm and the Municipal District of Willow Creek have implemented Stage … Read more

Council hears about bat boxes initiative

By Rob VogtA local high-school student has received recognition and funding for a project to protect the local watershed, and is seeking the Town of Claresholm’s permission to do it at the Frog Creek wetlands.Mary-Ann Toone appeared as a delegation at Claresholm town council’s April 24 meeting to talk about her bat boxes project.She explained she is a Grade 9 … Read more

M.D. of Willow Creek council updated management of parks by Elks

By Rob VogtThe Stavely Elks’ management of three municipal parks within the Municipal District of Willow Creek has been a resounding success.That was one of the messages delivered to the M.D. council at its March 8 meeting.Tim Nelson, of the Elks, appeared as a delegation to provide an update.The Elks took over Willow Creek Park, Clear Lake Park, and Pine … Read more

Council approves next phase of stormwater plan

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterThe Town of Claresholm will commit $750,000 to the next phase of the town’s stormwater management plan, with a funding source yet to be determined.At its Feb. 13 meeting, council was updated on the situation by Abe Tinney, the town’s chief administrative officer.He explained the next phase of stormwater improvements within the town’s stormwater … Read more