RCMP asking for public’s assistance

RCMP seek information on suspicious person By Rob VogtThe Claresholm RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspicious person who has been approaching youth in the community.On May 11, the RCMP issued a release asking the public’s help with any information regarding several suspicious person reports about an older white male possibly 40 to 50 years old, thin build … Read more

Claresholm town council to update livestock bylaw

By Rob VogtAfter 40 years, Claresholm town council is updating the town’s livestock bylaw.The decision came at council’s May 8 meeting, after a presentation by Chief Administrative Officer Abe Tinney.He explained the town’s livestock, poultry and fowl bylaw has not been updated since passing in 1983.With the growing popularization of urban chickens, urban beekeeping, and other fowl being raised in … Read more

Council to support ‘Soup Bowl’ initiative with $1,000 contribution

By Rob VogtClaresholm town council will provide $1,000 to the “Soup Bowl” a new initiative in the community, to purchase a freezer that will become the property of the Claresholm Social Centre if the “Soup Bowl” initiative concludes.The decision came at council’s May 8 meeting after they reviewed information provided by Brenda Halliwell, organizer of the “Soup Bowl”.She explained they … Read more

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

Council hears about bat boxes initiative

By Rob VogtA local high-school student has received recognition and funding for a project to protect the local watershed, and is seeking the Town of Claresholm’s permission to do it at the Frog Creek wetlands.Mary-Ann Toone appeared as a delegation at Claresholm town council’s April 24 meeting to talk about her bat boxes project.She explained she is a Grade 9 … Read more