Albertans offered chance to look at study on pension plan

By Rob Vogt; Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of AlbertaThe provincial government will provide Albertans the chance to look at a study examining the feasibility of a provincial pension plan replacing the Canada Pension Plan in the province.On Sept. 21, the provincial government issued a release stating the report, created by the independent consultant LifeWorks, suggests an Alberta Pension Plan could … Read more

Candidates make their case to public for upcoming byelection

By Rob VogtMore than 150 people gathered at the Claresholm Social Centre last week to hear what the two candidates for mayor and two of the four candidates for town council had to say.The Claresholm and District Chamber of Commerce and the Claresholm Local Press held a candidates forum on Wednesday, Sept. 6, as a prelude to the municipal byelection … Read more

Two candidates for mayor, four for council

By Rob VogtWhen voters in Claresholm go to the polls next month, they will have several candidates to choose from in the elections for mayor and council.Monday, Aug. 21, was nomination day, the last opportunity for potential candidates to let their names stand.After a 24-hour period in which they could still withdraw their names, the town announced the following candidates … Read more

Conservatives win majority; Petrovic cruises to victory

By Rob VogtThe meteoric rise of Chelsae Petrovic continued as the sitting mayor of Claresholm won the riding of Livingstone-Macleod and her United Conservative Party won government in Monday night’s provincial election.“I’m extremely excited for the next four years to work for all of you,” she told a gathering of supporters at Douros Pizza on election night, May 29.Petrovic received … Read more

Toone running for Independence Party in Livingstone-Macleod

By Rob VogtThe Independence Party has nominated their candidate in Livingstone-Macleod, which includes Claresholm, Stavely and the Municipal District of Willow Creek, for the upcoming provincial election in May.The party has chosen Claresholm native Corrie Toone, who said elected officials have dropped the ball.“They forgot they’re public servants,” he said in an interview on April 21. “They think we work … Read more