Federal election candidates make their case at forum

By Rob Vogt Local Press Writer The candidates vying for the seat in the Foothills constituency in the upcoming federal election had a chance to introduce themselves at a forum in Claresholm last week. Willow Creek Composite High School hosted an all-candidates forum in their gym on Oct. 10 that brought together John Barlow of the Conservative Party of Canada; … Read more

Lieutenant Governor unveils bust of women’s rights pioneer

It was a fitting tribute to a pioneer in women’s rights in Canada. This past Saturday, Oct. 5, Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell officially unveiled a bust of Louise McKinney, as well as an exhibit honouring the Famous 5 and women in agriculture, at the Claresholm and District Museum before a gathering of dignitaries and special guests. McKinney was one of … Read more

Lawyer with local roots heads national watchdog agency

Canadian corporations are expected to act the same way in other countries as they do in Canada – no better but definitely no worse, obeying local and Canadian laws. When a question arises about a Canadian company’s actions in another country, it can be referred to the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise. Sheri Meyerhoffer, a lawyer originally from Claresholm, has … Read more

Fortis grand opening for new service centre

Dignitaries and guests gathered last week as FortisAlberta officially opened its new service centre in Claresholm. The electricity company held an official grand opening on Oct. 2 where, instead of a ribbon cutting, officials more fittingly cut a wire. “Getting out to celebrate this facility is really special,” said Mike Mosher, president of FortisAlberta. Although he works in Calgary, he likes … Read more