Town of Claresholm to receive grant for almost $300,000

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer The Town of Claresholm has been awarded a grant for almost $300,000 to improve the community’s ability to settle and retain new residents. Brady Schnell, the town’s economic development officer, was recently informed the town will receive $297,650 from the ministry of labour and immigration through the rural capacity building stream of the Alberta … Read more

Stations of the cross

Various leaders of the religious community in Claresholm gathered at Faith Community Baptist Church on March 31 to record the Stations of the Cross, which was broadcast on various church social media channels on Good Friday. They read passages from Scripture chronicling the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, culminating in a hymn to conclude the video presentation. From left … Read more

Property destroyed, trucks rolled as fire, wind ravage area

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Smoke could be seen for miles Sunday afternoon billowing from fires west and east of Claresholm and east of Stavely. As wind gusts reached 124 kilometres per hour, fire ravaged more than 6,500 hectares, with approximately 11 properties with buildings that were damaged. Unfortunately four of those 11 were houses that were lost. Property … Read more