Proposed water rate increases will be reduced

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Citing the fact the water utility has achieved cost recovery this year, proposed water rate increases for the next two years have been reduced. At its Nov. 9 meeting, Claresholm town council heard a report from Chief Administrative Officer Marian Carlson and reviewed a written report from administration. Carlson said that in March of … Read more

Donations and Applications now being accepted

The Claresholm Christmas Hamper program is underway once again! Roxanne Thompson, publisher of the Claresholm Local Press who is organizing the Christmas hampers, said the program has been running at least as far back as 1984 when Paul Rockley was publisher of the newspaper. “It’s for the good of the community and those in need,” she said. Applications for Christmas hampers … Read more

Council says no to mandatory face coverings

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Claresholm town council has defeated a motion that would have seen face coverings become mandatory in Claresholm. Council convened a special meeting Monday night, Nov. 2, to consider making face coverings mandatory to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Dr. Jeff Jones joined the meeting via video conference to provide some health … Read more

Health-care workers walk off the job protesting cuts

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Health-care workers hit the streets on Monday morning, walking off the job at the Claresholm General Hospital, Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre and Claresholm Centre for Mental Health and Addictions. “We are on strike,” said Loree Preete, chair of Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Local 52, South Zone, General Support Services. She represents members working … Read more