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

M.D. supports agriculture plastics recycling; invasive species education

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterThe Municipal District of Willow Creek will commit $2,500 to agricultural plastic recycling and invasive species education.At its Dec. 14 meeting, the M.D. council reviewed a report from administration stating during the Nov. 23 meeting of the M.D.’s Agricultural Service Board, service board members reviewed the sponsorship and workshop budget line items, and discussion … Read more

Council endorses new coal policy calling for no new coal exploration, mines

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterClaresholm town council has endorsed a new coal policy put forth by a grassroots coalition of Albertans including policy experts, indigenous groups, conservationists, recreation groups, ranchers and landowners.At its June 13 meeting, council endorsed “A Coal Policy for Alberta – 2022 and Beyond”, which has three components:1) No new coal exploration and no new coal mines.2) … Read more