The first poppies

The Claresholm branch of the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual poppy campaign began on Friday, Oct. 27, with the first poppy. At left is Doug MacPherson, mayor of Claresholm having a poppy pinned on by Margaret Smith, Legion president. Poppies will be on sale around town until the Remembrance Day service on Nov. 11.

Granum House Fire

Aftermath – Firefighters from three fire departments – Claresholm, Granum, and Fort Macleod –  battled a house fire blaze in Granum from 1 a.m. until morning on Oct. 22. Nearby residents were evacuated as a precaution, there were no reports of injuries as a result of the fire, and at this time police and fire officials are investigating the cause. … Read more