M.D. moves ahead on transporting patients

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterThe Municipal District of Willow Creek has taken the first step in enabling the transporting of patients by fire departments during delayed response times for Alberta Health Services’ Emergency Medical Services.At its Nov. 23 meeting, the M.D. council was updated on the situation by Derrick Krizsan, the M.D.’s chief administrative officer.He explained that through … Read more

M.D. updated on activities of the RCMP

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterThe RCMP was involved in a lot of different activities over the past three months.Corporal Tom Nairn, detachment commander for the Nanton RCMP and looking after the Claresholm detachment, appeared as a delegation at the Nov. 16 meeting of the council of the Municipal District of Willow Creek to share a quarterly update.He explained the … Read more

Claresholm Fire Department has another very busy year

By Craig White – Fire Chief, Claresholm Fire DepartmentIt is the time of year where we at the Claresholm Fire Department take a look back and reflect on the calls and events of the past 12 months. At the time of writing this message, your Claresholm Fire Department has already responded to over 270 calls, this surpasses our 2021 call … Read more

M.D. purchase of two peace officer trucks

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterThe Municipal District of Willow Creek will buy two new half-ton trucks for its community peace officers at a cost of about $250,000.The decision came at the M.D. council’s Oct. 26 meeting after council heard a report fromadministration.Chief Administrative Officer Derrick Krizsan explained these trucks are only built once a year so the M.D. … Read more

Council commits $2 per capita to STARS

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterThe Town of Claresholm will contribute a financial donation of $2 per capita to STARS Air Ambulance each year over the next three years.The decision came at the Sept. 26 meeting of town council after a discussion on the request.Back at council’s Sept. 12 meeting, representatives of STARS, led by Glenda Farnden, senior municipal relations … Read more

RCMP lay charges in series of break and enters

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterThe Claresholm RCMP have laid several charges in connection with a number of recent incidents of break, enter and mischief.The police issued a news release announcing that after a series of break, enter and mischief complaints, which occurred between August and September, they arrested and charged a male on Sept. 27.Several places of worship and … Read more