Council hears Halloween celebration proposal

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Downtown Claresholm may still have the sights and sounds of Halloween this year, while still abiding by the COVID-19 pandemic health guidelines. At its Sept. 14 meeting, Claresholm town council heard a proposal by Darla Slovak by video conference. She and Tracy Elke, of Your Dollar Store With More, wanted permission to decorate downtown … Read more

Business award nominations being accepted

The deadline is fast approaching, but there is still time to nominate a business for one of the Claresholm and District Chamber of Commerce’s business awards. “We’ve all faced hardships through this pandemic, and we want to bring some positive light into our business community,” said Amanda Zimmer, chamber president. “We are proud of the commitment to your business, customers and … Read more

Canada Day celebrations go virtual in 2020

Canada Day celebrations will go virtual this year. “Things are a little bit different due to the COVID-19 situation,” said Lauren Billey, events coordinator for the Town of Claresholm. Although the province is in the process of its re-launch strategy, the Alberta Health Services guidelines still prevent large public gatherings. “We have to do events a little bit different,” Billey said, which … Read more

Singer/songwriter goes online to perform during pandemic

Singers like to sing in front of people.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, with gatherings limited to 15 people until recently, it was difficult to do that.  Stavely singing sensation Mariya Stokes found a way by going online, and she has taken good friend and roommate Allayna Van Diesen along for the ride.  Starting back on March 30, Stokes launched “Fiyah … Read more