Town ready for Phase 2 of cannabis legalization

The Town of Claresholm bylaw governing the consumption of cannabis already has everything necessary to accommodate Phase 2 of cannabis legalization which is edibles, extracts and topicals. At its Jan. 27 meeting, town council reviewed a report from Ryan Rasmussen, the town’s community peace officer, updating them on the situation. The report stated restricting consumption of cannabis in public places … Read more

Province dissolves Granum into M.D. of Willow Creek

It’s official – the Province of Alberta has officially dissolved the Town of Granum, now becoming a hamlet within the Municipal District of Willow Creek. The M.D. council issued a statement on Jan. 30 announcing the Lieutenant Governor in Council made an order dissolving the Town of Granum effective Feb. 1, 2020. The council extended a welcome to the newest … Read more

More than 200 gather to protest funding cuts

An information picket to protest provincial government funding cuts to health, eduction and the public service attracted more than 200 people last. Workers representing the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, United Nurses of Alberta, Health Sciences Association of Alberta, community members and concerned citizens gathered in the Claresholm downtown parking lot on Tuesday, Jan. 21, and took to the streets. … Read more

Council awards contract for multi-use buildings

Claresholm town council has awarded the contract for the multi-use community buildings project to Tricon Developments Inc. in the amount of $3,038,333 plus GST. The project will see a playschool and day care constructed north of West Meadow Elementary School on the western boundary of Claresholm, and a multi-use building, that will include town administration and family and community support … Read more