New organization open to help newcomers

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer A new organization has opened its doors in downtown Claresholm to help meet the needs of newcomers to the community. Willow Creek Immigrant Services is a branch of the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. Ricardo Morales, manager of community development and integration services, said they have already been providing outreach services to Claresholm through their … Read more

Charges laid related to counterfeit U.S. currency

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Claresholm RCMP have laid charges against two people from Red Deer in connection with the trafficking of counterfeit U.S. currency. On Sept. 11, Nanton RCMP were made aware of counterfeit U.S. currency being used within their community. Reports of the currency being used in Claresholm and in Fort Macleod were also received in the following … Read more

Shannon Clay named Claresholm Citizen of the Year

Shannon Clay is the Claresholm Citizen of the Year for 2019. She was honoured with the award at the Volunteer Appreciation in Amundsen Park on Sept. 10, put on by Claresholm and District Family and Community Support Services. Brad Schlossberger, a councillor with the Town of Claresholm, presented the award, reading from the letter nominating Clay for the award. Clay … Read more

EDC recommending RNIP candidates

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP), has been recommending candidates and some have already arrived. Claresholm is one of just 11 communities across Canada, and the only one in Alberta, selected for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. This is an economic development program, not a refugee settlement program, and there are several … Read more

Lost Hunting Backpack

On September 01 around 1100 hrs a camo ALPS backpack was inadvertently left along the side of the East Sharples road in the Porcupine Hills, west of Claresholm, AB. The backpack contained hunting licence and tags, an Under Armour camo jacket, Redhead camo hoodie, a Montana Elk Decoy, two pairs of gloves, knives and saws, flashlight / headlamp and a small survival kit.   They believe that … Read more