Provincial board turns down feedlot application

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer An application for a 4,500-head beef confined feeding operation about 7.5 kilometres southwest of Claresholm has been denied by the Natural Resources Conservation Board. The decision was made public in a letter to affected parties dated Aug. 24 by Carina Weisbach, approval officer. The proposed operation involved the construction of 18 pens which were … Read more

Crop fire

The Claresholm, Stavely, Granum, Nanton and Fort Macleod Fire Departments, with a total of 40 firefighters, were called out to a crop fire on Aug. 18 at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Range Road 254 and Township Road 114, said Kelly Starling, the Municipal District of Willow Creek’s emergency services manager. They arrived on scene to discover about 150 acres engulfed … Read more

M.D. could lose $1 million in taxes if oil and gas taxed differently

The Municipal District of Willow Creek will lose more than $1 million in tax revenue if proposed changes to the way oil and gas infrastructure are assessed take effect. Derrick Krizsan, the M.D.’s chief administrative officer, informed council, at their Aug. 12 meeting, what impact those changes will have on the M.D.’s taxes. “We certainly knew there were some significant … Read more

RCMP warn of scam

The Claresholm RCMP are warning everyone to beware – another phone scam is making the rounds. This one involves a social insurance number being compromised. During one call, the scammers said they were going to have the police come and arrest the potential victim. In this case, the fraudsters are able to make their number appear on call display as if they … Read more

Intermunicipal emergency services agreement approved

Claresholm town council has approved an intermunicipal fire services agreement that provides a standard level of service and consistent relationships across the Municipal District of Willow Creek region. At a recent meeting, council was updated on the situation by Marian Carlson, the town’s chief administrative officer. She explained over the past few years the chief administrative officers and fire chiefs … Read more