Ice removal

With the on-going uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic and health restrictions that limit public gatherings, the Town of Claresholm decided to remove the ice from Claresholm Arena for the remainder of the 2020-2021 season. The town public works department was busy last week removing the ice, including Arnold Vegter, at left, and Jace McLean, in the Bobcat. See related … Read more

Council updates bylaw to better deal with dangerous dogs

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Claresholm town council has approved an updated dog bylaw that will better deal with dangerous dogs in the community. At its Jan. 25 meeting via video conference, council gave the final two readings to the bylaw. On Jan. 11, council heard a presentation from Blair Bullock, the town’s director of corporate services, explaining that … Read more

Harnessing the sun

These are just some of the hundreds of solar panels that have been installed at a solar farm under construction 10 miles northeast of Claresholm. Claresholm Solar has been approved for an 880-acre solar farm that will ultimately comprise 470,000 solar panels generating enough electricity to power 33,000 Alberta homes. Photo by Rob Vogt

MLA supports responsible resource development

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer The local MLA said he wants the environment and water supply safe and protected. Currently, there is a proposed coal development project, seven kilometres north of Blairmore in the Crowsnest Pass, which Roger Reid, MLA for Livingstone-Macleod is not opposed to, as long as it is environmentally responsible and will bring up to 400 jobs … Read more

Stokes nominated for three Country Music Alberta Awards

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Stavely singing sensation Mariya Stokes continues to make waves on the music scene, recently garnering three Country Music Alberta Award nominations. The award nominees were announced by livestream on Jan. 5 where Stokes received nominations for Horizon Female Artist of the Year, Interactive Artist of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year for “Christmas, … Read more