New ambulance bay needed addition to general hospital

By Rob VogtA $3.4 million addition to the Claresholm General Hospital is making a huge difference in care patients brought in by ambulances are receiving.A new ambulance bay has been built which is able to accommodate emergency medical services vehicles of all sizes.This bay replaces the old one where the ceiling was too low for ambulances to drive inside.That meant … Read more

RCMP app for reporting non-urgent crimes

By Rob VogtClaresholm and area residents have another tool to learn more about RCMP activity in the area as well as report non-urgent crime.The police have made reporting non-urgent crime easier through the Alberta RCMP app, which is available as a free download on the Apple App Store or Google Play.The app provides the public with online access to news, crime … Read more

Fire department bids farewell to three long-time members

By Rob VogtCourage, dedication, and hard work were honoured as three long-time members of the Claresholm Fire Department were sent off in style after a combined 90-plus years of service.Between 70 and 80 people were expected to celebrate the retirement of Lieutenant Gerald McNair and Captains Danny Egger and Grant Ling at a gathering at the Claresholm Community Centre on … Read more

Long-time corporal retires from the Claresholm RCMP Detachment

By Rob VogtIt is hard to believe that it has been almost 16 years since Corporal Dalyn Orsten arrived with his young family to become the new corporal of the Claresholm RCMP detachment.That journey, as a police officer, has come to an end as Orsten has announced his retirement from the police service.Orsten graduated from Depot, the RCMP training centre, … Read more

Fire departments now able to transport patients

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterProtocols are now in place for fire departments in the Municipal District of Willow Creek to transport patients to the nearest hospital if Alberta Health Services emergency medical resources are delayed.On Feb. 3, the Towns of Claresholm, Stavely, Nanton and Fort Macleod and the M.D. issued a joint news release announcing the adoption of … Read more