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

M.D. moves ahead on transporting patients

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterThe Municipal District of Willow Creek has taken the first step in enabling the transporting of patients by fire departments during delayed response times for Alberta Health Services’ Emergency Medical Services.At its Nov. 23 meeting, the M.D. council was updated on the situation by Derrick Krizsan, the M.D.’s chief administrative officer.He explained that through … Read more

Claresholm Fire Department has another very busy year

By Craig White – Fire Chief, Claresholm Fire DepartmentIt is the time of year where we at the Claresholm Fire Department take a look back and reflect on the calls and events of the past 12 months. At the time of writing this message, your Claresholm Fire Department has already responded to over 270 calls, this surpasses our 2021 call … Read more